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UNDER 22 TEAM TO PRACTICE, PLAY GAME AT ALLEN
June 3, 1993
The USA Basketball Under 22 national team will hold workouts all next week at Allen Fieldhouse. Practices are open to the public, coach Roy Williams has reported.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES PRECEDE
June 3, 1993
Kansas making the College World Series was a surprise to many, and Kansas winning the CWS would be shock. But that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks are going to Omaha as tourists. “We feel like this is a great accomplishment,” first baseman John Wuycheck said. “But we still feel like we have a lot of work to do in the World Series. This is an entirely new season starting right here. Tomorrow is the first game of the rest of our season.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 3, 1993
Condition reports — Daniel Miller, 48, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was injured in an accident early Friday about one-half mile south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said Miller was northbound when the pickup truck he was driving left the road, veered into the median and came to rest in a creek between the two traffic lanes just south of the Wakarusa River.
NELL I. POWERS
June 3, 1993
Graveside services for Nell Inverarity Powers, 100, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. The Rev. Larry R. Thomas will officiate. Mrs. Powers died Wednesday, June 2, 1993, at her home. She was born Sept. 8, 1892, at Williamstown, the daughter of Perry Harvey and Georgia Kyle Underwood.
V.J. WILKINS
June 3, 1993
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for V.J. Wilkins, 47, DeSoto. Mr. Wilkins died Tuesday, June 1, 1993, in an automobile accident south of Lawrence.
S SHELTER WINS STATE GRANT
June 3, 1993
A Lawrence organization Wednesday was awarded a $30,000 grant to continue sheltering women and children subjected to domestic violence. Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan said Women’s Transitional Care Services and 22 other organizations in Kansas that help victims of domestic violence would divide $678,400.
S SISTER SAYS
June 3, 1993
The sister of a rural Lawrence man who allegedly was attacked Friday by a teen-ager with a baseball bat at Centennial Park said her brother was suffering from memory loss and was having coordination problems on the left side of his body. The victim’s sister said her brother, 21, was struck in the back of the head, the right side of his face and in the legs during the attack. He was listed in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken by Life Flight helicopter after the incident.
AREA MAN RECEIVES NEW HEART
June 3, 1993
Memorial Day was particularly memorable for one Baldwin man. Gary Craig, 19, received a heart transplant Monday at St. Louis University Hospital, where he underwent open heart surgery only 17 days earlier.
LOCAL DOCTOR ON LOOKOUT FOR MALADY
June 3, 1993
A doctor treating an Effingham man for a respiratory illness has ruled out any connection between his patient’s disease and a mysterious ailment that has killed 13 people, mostly Native Americans, in Arizona and New Mexico. Aaron Gracey, 19, was suffering from a recognizable form of pneumonia, said Dr. Paul Jost, infectious disease specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
TEEN JOBS PROGRAM SEEKS MORE FUNDING
June 3, 1993
Dozens of economically disadvantaged teens are waiting for work this summer in Lawrence as financing for a federal jobs program awaits congressional action. “I probably have 60 more kids who are waiting for jobs,” said Lou Ann Scott, employment marketing representative for the Private Industry Council Inc. in Lawrence. “These poor kids are out, waiting until we get more money.”
JUDGE DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS SEVIER SUIT
June 3, 1993
A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the city claiming that Gregory Sevier’s civil rights were violated when he was shot by police more than two years ago. In an order filed last week in Topeka, U.S. District Judge Sam A. Crow denied a motion from City Atty. Gerald Cooley, who had asked that Willie and Orene Sevier’s lawsuit be dismissed because it lacked factual support.
S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL AT 0.35%
June 3, 1993
The blood-alcohol level of a 50-year-old Lawrence man who died late Tuesday in a one-car accident was more than three times the legal limit for drinking and driving, a Douglas County deputy coroner said today. Dr. Laurance Price said blood tests taken shortly after the accident revealed that the blood-alcohol level of Victor J. Wilkins, 1900 W. 31st, was 0.35 percent. Under Kansas law, drivers are considered impaired if their blood-alcohol level is 0.10 percent or higher.
FARHNER SERVICES
June 3, 1993
Graveside services for Betty Jo Farhner, 40, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, with the Rev. Steve Hanson officiating. Ms. Farhner died Wednesday, June 2, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DRUG RESEARCHERS FROM CHINA IMPRESSED WITH KU, OREAD LABS
June 3, 1993
Members of a group of Chinese drug researchers visiting here Wednesday said they were impressed by facilities at Kansas University and at Oread Laboratories Inc. in Lawrence. “I think this university and laboratory are very advanced,” said Chen Ying Jie, a chemistry professor from Shenyang, China, and one of 15 Chinese scientists and government officials who toured facilities here. “The research level is very high.”
EDUCATION
June 3, 1993
Taking advantage of the longer daylight hours of late spring, Fletcher joined some friends from his neighborhood along Rhode Island Street for some games and fun time before the light dwindled away. But unlike his friends who spent most of their day at New York School, Fletcher had the advantage of being able to see the budding trees and blooming lawns along his street the entire day. Fletcher, 11, gets his education at home from his parents, Nancy Sonnenschein and Dick Hamel.
EXTENSION INTERN PUTS DEGREE TO WORK
June 3, 1993
The Douglas County Extension Office will get a helping hand this summer from a non-traditional intern. The office typically hires interns with a background in horticulture, agriculture or home economics, but Jana Ortiz, 22, graduated this year from Kansas State University with a degree in psychology.
COUNTY POSTPONES SECURITY MEASURES
June 3, 1993
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday decided to postpone fortifying security measures at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center until at least 1994. County Administrator Craig Weinaug said he would put together cost estimates for the proposed options in time for budget hearings later this summer.
JUVENILE CENTER GROUND BROKEN
June 3, 1993
The northeast region of Kansas reached a symbolic milestone Wednesday on its quest for a place to detain children and teen-agers who violate the law. Fifty-one people trod on damp, clay-rich soil in North Lawrence to witness the ground-breaking ceremony for the 14-bed Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility.
NEIMEIER BACK
June 3, 1993
A week to the day after losing Jeff Niemeier, Kansas’ baseball team learned it might get him back. The senior catcher from Gladstone, Mo., and the team leader in runs batted in, hits and doubles, Niemeier injured his left foot last Wednesday as the Jayhawks prepared for the NCAA Mideast regional in Knoxville, Tenn.
June 3, 1993
Parents who educate their children at home give different reasons for doing so. But in general, their reasons fall into three categories: quality of education, teaching values and removing children from negative peer pressure.
ETHEL SELLERS
June 3, 1993
Services for Ethel Sellers, 91, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Sellers died today, June 3, 1993, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Lawrence. Survivors include a son, Albert Rochier, and a daughter, Ruth Kish, both of Missouri.
SPORTSCASTER SCHENKEL PROUD OF RELATIONSHIP WITH HASKELL
June 3, 1993
Sports broadcaster Chris Schenkel says he’s always been impressed with Haskell Indian Junior College. “I’ve always been impressed with their leadership — the presidents they’ve had and their board of directors,” he said. “A lot of people just don’t realize it’s a special place.”
CITY-POLICE BARGAINING ON TRACK
June 3, 1993
Negotiations will resume Monday between police officers and city officials, who must approve a 1994 work agreement by the end of next week to avoid calling in a federal mediator. Rod Bremby, assistant city manager, said two formal meetings between city officials and members of the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. had produced positive results, and he hoped to have an agreement worked out by the end of Monday’s 11 a.m. meeting at the Law Enforcement Center.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 3, 1993
ADMISSIONS Jeffrey Hall, Nortonville.
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June 3, 1993
There is little doubt in John Wuycheck’s mind what would have happened if he had stayed at Texas A&M. “If I had stayed, I don’t think I would have ever gotten to play (in) the field,” Wuycheck said.
S OFFICE AWARDED DRUG PREVENTION GRANTS
June 3, 1993
Fifty-seven Kansas law enforcement agencies — including the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department — will share nearly $5.69 million in grants to finance projects aimed at reducing illegal drug supplies and sales and related violence, the Governor’s Office of Drug Abuse Programs announced. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice and must be matched by 25 percent in local or state funding, meaning the 57 agencies will invest an additional $1.42 million for a total of $7.1 million to be spent on 76 projects.
HASKELL HOSTS A SUMMER CAMP WITHDIFFERENCE
June 3, 1993
Summer camp usually creates memories of handmade clay ashtrays, swimming lessons and archery — not bald eagle habitat management or tree farming. That is, unless you’re one of 16 Native American high school students planning to attend the Natural Resources Summer Camp at Haskell Indian Junior College.