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ICE TOURNAMENT
July 6, 1993
Last June, the Lawrence Raiders defeated the Topeka Express 4-1 to capture the third Al Ice Invitational. This year, the Topeka Express is gone, but the Raiders are back and they’d like to recapture that glory.
POLITICS KEEP BIG NAMES AWAY
July 6, 1993
There’s a smattering of truly big names playing World Team Tennis. There’s Jimmy Connors in Phoenix, Martina Navratilova in Atlanta, Mats Wilander in New Jersey, Jimmy Arias in Florida, and Tracy Austin in Raleigh.
TENNIS SPORTS TUESDAY
July 6, 1993
Remember the Oakland A’s of the early 1970s? They were always fighting, but they kept winning championships. Tom Rieger, general manager of the Kansas City Explorers, figures there’s another path to success.
AT FIRST
July 6, 1993
Take it from Gretchen Magers. Team tennis is a different game. Magers is one of four regulars for the Kansas City Explorers, a new entry in World Team Tennis.
RAY H. WAGNER
July 6, 1993
Graveside services were planned today for Ray H. Wagner, 85, Huntington, Ind., at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington. Mr. Wagner, a former Lawrence resident, died Friday, July 2, 1993, at United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, Ind. He was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Huntington, the son of Albert and Amanda Decker Wagner.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 6, 1993
Police reports — A 48-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, battery and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon after he reportedly struck his wife and threatened her with a handgun about 11:10 p.m. Monday at the couple’s home in the 2400 block of Crossgate. A police spokesman said that earlier in the evening, the man became angry when his wife, who is white, shook a black man’s hand at a Lawrence nightclub. The spokesman said that after the two had gone home, the man struck his wife in the jaw and then threatened her. The woman fled to a neighbor’s house and called police. Police recovered two handguns at the scene.
ANNA L. OLSON
July 6, 1993
Services for Anna “Ann” Youtsey Olson, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Grand Island, Neb. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery. Mrs. Olson died Sunday, July 4, 1993, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
JEANNETTE CLARK
July 6, 1993
Inurnment services for Jeannette Haralson Clark, 85, Lawrence, will be at a later date in California. Mrs. Clark died Sunday, July 4, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
POSTMASTER
July 6, 1993
Changes made during the past month to help get the local mail delivered more quickly appear to be working well, Lawrence’s postmaster said today. Postmaster Bill Reynolds said the changes were initiated as the local postal operations wait another year to 18 months for automated equipment to arrive.
6 PEOPLE INJURED AT PERRY LAKE
July 6, 1993
Six weekend visitors to Perry Lake were injured when a motorist drove off the road and into the crowd, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman. Jonathan Priest, 28, Kansas City, Kan., was driving a 1976 Chevrolet along an access road at Perry State Park around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, when he lost control of the car, swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians and struck a parked truck, the spokesman said. He and a passenger in his car, Catherine Roe, 22, Kansas City, Kan., were uninjured.
S TREK REMAINS MOSTLYMYSTERY
July 6, 1993
If only cats could talk. … Jan Henry’s cat, Pepper, would have quite a story to tell if they could.
BALDWIN MAN BACK HOME AFTER TRANSPLANT
July 6, 1993
Life is practically back to normal for a 19-year-old Baldwin man who received a heart transplant May 31 in St. Louis. Gary Craig returned home Wednesday and has enjoyed seeing his friends and family. He said doctors placed no major restrictions on his activities.
RAIN STYMIES REPAIRS OF THE BIG HOLE
July 6, 1993
As rain began falling this morning in North Lawrence, construction workers were getting started on repairs to the large hole in the street at North Second and Locust streets. Tom Orzulak, assistant director of public works, said work on the broken storm sewer line that caused the cavity would continue today if the weather allowed workers to dig out the temporary fill under the street.
ARMED ROBBER HITS AT LOCAL PIZZERIA
July 6, 1993
An unidentified man made off with $363 in cash after an armed robbery Monday afternoon at a Lawrence pizza restaurant, Lawrence police reported today. Police Lt. Mark Brothers said the robbery occurred at 1:55 p.m. at Godfather’s Pizza, 711 W. 23rd.
LAWRENCE POLICE OFFICER HURT IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH
July 6, 1993
A Lawrence police officer suffered extensive injuries to his left leg Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile in Roeland Park, authorities reported today. James W. Miller was listed in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after the accident.
SOUND OFF
July 6, 1993
Q: My complaint is about the Lawrence High track. I have a daughter who is in the Lawrence Track Club, and I noticed that as soon as you walk into the gate, there’s standing water and you have to walk over wooden planks to get onto the track. Then, there’s a couple of lanes that are completely under water. It’s my understanding it’s been this way for some time. The track is in such bad shape, are they going to do anything about it? Craig Fiegel, director of business and facilities for the Lawrence school district, said school officials are aware of the track’s poor condition. However, he said, other budget items have taken priority over the track.
BOARD PICKS JOHN TACHA AS PRESIDENT
July 6, 1993
Lawrence school board members this morning unanimously elected John Tacha as board president and Jerry Hannah as vice president for the 1993-94 school year. Following board tradition, Tacha and Hannah were elected to the posts based on the voter support they received when they were elected to the school board.
DONALD L. ADEN
July 6, 1993
Services for Donald Lee Aden, 66, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Aden died today, July 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Clara L. Aden, and a son, Robert, both of Lawrence.
SPECIAL OLYMPIANS GEAR UP FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS
July 6, 1993
Rachel, Jim, Albert and a group of their friends wait to take their turn working on their forehand tennis stroke. Ryan Friesen, the group’s coach that day, serves the balls while they try to return them over the net. Many balls hit the net, many more go long and some land within the court’s boundaries as a would-be kill shot. This is the scene every Thursday night when Special Olympics participants gather for practice, training — and fun.
LAWN IRRIGATION INSTALLERS ENCOURAGE PUBLIC COMMENT
July 6, 1993
Glen Westervelt has finally had enough. Westervelt, president of Lawrence Landscape Inc., said he’d received at least 20 phone calls in recent weeks about double-check backflow-prevention devices on sprinkler systems.
RAIN HAMPERS WORK FOR FARMERS, PLAY FOR CYCLISTS ON AREA TRAILS
July 6, 1993
The thrill has it’s allure: catching air, stomach floating to throat, then landing — KERPLISH — on a muddy trail, mud clots spinning off knobby tires. Just Don’t Do It.
T DAMPENED LAWRENCE AREA HOME SALES
July 6, 1993
Even the unrelenting wet weather couldn’t waterlog the Lawrence real estate market, which still is being flooded by buyers eager to lock in low interest rates. “I would say the weather changed the normal timing sequence,” said Gary Nuzum, managing broker at McGrew Real Estate.
WHEN DINOSAURS ROAMED LAWRENCE
July 6, 1993
Let’s all climb into the Way Back Machine. Now randomly set the dial for somewhere between 64 million and 220 million years ago, give or take a few millenniums. Climbing out, we find this doesn’t look like Lawrence any more.
G-7 GOALS
July 6, 1993
Leaders of the world’s richest industrialized nations are gathering in Tokyo for a summit meeting of the so-called G-7 nations. The countries in this exclusive club are Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and the United States. All of the leaders have their own hopes for what they can accomplish at the meeting and how actions and decisions at the economic summit meeting can strengthen their respective political positions “back home.”
BOYS DETAINED AFTER CARD THEFT
July 6, 1993
Lawrence police reported today that they had detained three 13-year-old Lawrence boys in the theft last week of six valuable Nolan Ryan baseball cards. A 42-year-old Lawrence man reported Wednesday that the cards, which were valued together on a police report at $3,980, had been taken between June 28 and Wednesday from his residence in the 3000 block of Oxford Circle.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 6, 1993
DISMISSALS Cara Engelken and baby boy, Eudora; Anje Anstaett and baby boy, DeSoto.
COUNTY TO TAKE UP DISPOSAL OF BIG TIRE DUMP NEAR EUDORA
July 6, 1993
Thousands of tires on a farm near Eudora will be gathered and buried in a ravine soon, thanks to a grant from the state Department of Health and Environment, county officials said. Douglas County commissioners will consider authorizing the cleanup at Wednesday’s meeting.