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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 7, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A gold and diamond ring valued on a police report at $5,500 was taken about 11 a.m. Saturday from a residence in the 1400 block of Anthony Michael Drive, police reported.
JANET C. TURK-ROGE
July 7, 1993
Services for Janet C. Turk-Roge, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Macauley officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Turk-Roge died Tuesday, July 6, 1993, at a local care home. She moved to Lawrence in 1974 after her husband, Henri Turk-Roge, retired as head of the foreign language department at Pittsburg State University.
RAINY YEAR CUTS CITY WATER USAGE
July 7, 1993
Two years ago, Roger Coffey appealed to Lawrence residents to conserve water during an intense dry spell. Coffey, director of city utilities, now finds himself hoping for dry weather and an increase in water consumption.
RAIN ALREADY FLOATING 1.22 INCHES AHEAD OF AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH
July 7, 1993
Rain fell again Tuesday and today and will probably keep falling off and on for the rest of the week, weather service officials said today. In the first seven days of July, 5.67 inches of rain have fallen on the Lawrence area, already 1.22 inches above the historical average for the month. No day has escaped a precipitation reading.
T PAY CLAIM TO OWNER OF DEMOLISHED HOUSE
July 7, 1993
The insurance company for the city of Baldwin has refused to pay a $35,000 claim sought by a rural Baldwin resident who maintains the city violated his constitutional rights by razing a house he owned. Employers Mutual, the city’s insurance company, ruled the claim by H.C. Shephard on his house at 404 11th wasn’t covered under the city’s policy, said Jack Murphy, city attorney. The company didn’t attempt to decide whether the claim was valid.
ADEN SERVICES
July 7, 1993
Services for Donald Lee Aden, 66, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Aden died Tuesday, July 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1926, at Springfield, Ill., the son of August and Lucy Todd Aden.
LIQUOR STORE HIT BY ARMED ROBBER
July 7, 1993
A man armed with a handgun made off with $350 in cash after robbing a local liquor store about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence police reported today. Officers reported that the man entered Wehner’s Retail Liquor, 945 E. 23rd, pointed a small silver handgun at a clerk and demanded cash. The man left the area on foot after the clerk handed him money, police Lt. Dan Affalter said.
INCIDENT BRINGS CALLS FOR INSPECTION AT WOODLAWN SCHOOL
July 7, 1993
The collapse of a plaster ceiling in a Woodlawn School classroom is prompting calls from parents and at least one school board member for a structural inspection of the building. “We’re just lucky it didn’t happen while students were sitting in the classroom,” Cheryl Gillaspie, co-president of the Woodlawn PTO, said Tuesday.
VERSATILITY OF CITY ATTRACTS FILMMAKER
July 7, 1993
When filmmaker Ron Gilbert surveyed the cold and damp block at 11th and Massachusetts streets, he instead saw the palm trees and searing sun of two warmer climes. “This is Alabama,” the grizzled Gilbert said Tuesday, lifting a wrinkled finger toward the Douglas County Courthouse.
GARY R. COOK
July 7, 1993
Services for Gary R. Cook, 86, Tonganoxie, are pending at Quisenberry Funeral Home here. Mr. Cook died today, July 7, 1993, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
CORRECTION
July 7, 1993
Because of a reporter’s error, Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly stated that Jerry Hannah was elected unanimously by the Lawrence school board to be vice president of the board. Board members Harriet Shaffer and Mary Loveland voted for Shaffer to be vice president.
CITY OKS SIDEWALK BENEFIT DISTRICTS
July 7, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend nearly $50,000 for new sidewalks along Alabama and 27th streets, part of an effort to encourage pedestrian improvements in older neighborhoods. Commissioners voted unanimously to seek establishment of two benefit districts for sidewalks: one along the south side of 27th Street, between Iowa Street and the Naismith drainage ditch; and another on the east side of Alabama Street, between 23rd and 27th streets.
BUSHONG ESTATE PROVIDES FUNDS FOR PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
July 7, 1993
Kansas University officials announced today that a new scholarship fund has been created through a bequest from the estate of a late Lawrence resident known for her love of performing arts. The bequest from Margaret Bushong’s estate to the Kansas University Endowment Association will provide scholarships for students majoring in theater, music and art at KU.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 7, 1993
ADMISSIONS Esther Bryant, Lawrence; Ralph E. Adams Jr., Silver Lake.
EDOM OF PRESS
July 7, 1993
Baltic journalists visiting Lawrence on Tuesday said they were encountering some of the same ethical, economic and legal problems faced by their counterparts in the United States following recent political changes in their countries. Eight journalists — three each from Estonia and Latvia and two from Lithuania — made the comments during a visit to a Kansas University journalism class.
T BE AS DRY AS WIMBLEDON
July 7, 1993
A week of vacation that didn’t include a single live sporting event — unless you count chasing a 2 1/2-year-old around Sea World — gave me time to think a few things over… …Wimbledon proceeded without a single rain delay. Too bad the odds against that happening to the Al Ice Invitational baseball tournament are off the board.
COMMISSION CHEWS ON POSSIBLE REGULATIONS FOR SIDEWALK EATERIES
July 7, 1993
Restaurants should be allowed to serve food and alcohol on city sidewalks, Mayor John Nalbandian said, but placing too many restrictions on operations could spoil the broth. In considering an ordinance allowing sidewalk dining, Lawrence city commissioners considered, then rejected, several detailed regulations Tuesday night.
MARIE A. CONROY
July 7, 1993
Services are pending for Marie Annabelle Conroy, 56, Lawrence. She died today, July 7, 1993, at the home of her son Patrick in Lawrence, following a lengthy illness.