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LEGISLATORS REACH OUT TO CONSTITUENTS
June 6, 1993
One man’s unemployment compensation ran out and he needed help. Another person was interested in finding out how to get the state to require side reflectors on all trailers.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 6, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — Stereo equipment and a car battery valued together on a police report at $2,800 were taken between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Apple Lane, Lawrence police reported.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 6, 1993
BIRTHS Mike and Marla Royer, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
COMPLAINTS ALLEGE POLICE DISCRIMINATION
June 6, 1993
A Lawrence police dispatcher and a former co-worker — both wives of police officers — have filed sexual discrimination complaints against the department alleging that supervisors treated them differently from their male counterparts in a number of ways. Lynne Ann Pryor and Dagna D’Ercole each have filed complaints with the Kansas Human Rights Commission alleging that their supervisors, Lt. Ed Brunt and Sgt. Mark Warren, discriminated against them in areas of training, evaluations, policies and shift hours, among others.
HABITAT FAMILY GLAD TO BUY HOME WITH LABOR
June 6, 1993
Jim and Chris Pennewell are more than happy with the “sweat equity” repayment terms on their new home. The Pennewells and their four children are the eighth family in town selected by Lawrence Habitat for Humanity for its program, which helps working families buy new homes at rates significantly lower than market value.
WALKER DRAFTED TO BALTIMORE
June 6, 1993
Jimmy Walker knew he was taking a gamble by pricing himself out of last year’s amateur baseball draft. But Walker, Kansas’ senior pitcher from Nickerson, also knew he wanted to spend one more year at KU, regardless of the risks.
CONTRACTOR SEEKS $35,000 FOR HOUSE BALDWIN RAZED
June 6, 1993
A rural Baldwin man is seeking $35,000 from the city of Baldwin, claiming the city council acted arbitrarily in razing a house he owned. H.C. Shephard, a construction contractor, owned a rental house at 404 11th in Baldwin, which the city targeted as dangerous, unsafe or unfit for human habitation March 15. The council set a May 3 hearing date to meet with Shephard and discuss whether the house would be rehabilitated or demolished, said Brian Wilcox, Baldwin city administrator.
S FOURTH OF JULY
June 6, 1993
A parade, music and fireworks are in store for Lawrence residents during Independence Day festivities July 4. The United Veterans Organization of Douglas County will hold its third annual parade and concert with the theme “Lest We Forget” on July 4.
ELECTRIC MOWERS TRADED BY UTILITY SATISFY RECIPIENTS
June 6, 1993
Electric customers who traded in their gasoline-guzzling lawn mowers for electric ones as part of an exchange program say they are satisfied, for the most part, with the trade. “The battery power is limited — you can only go about an hour — but it’s a real nice mower,” said Qi-Wu Liu, a computer engineer for Microtech Computers, one of seven area residents picked for the exchange.
LIDA SMART
June 6, 1993
Private inurnment for Lida Campbell Smart, 97, a longtime Lawrence resident, will be held at a later date at Oak Cemetery, Meade. Mrs. Smart died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at Eudora Nursing Center.
EVIDENCE OF BARGAINS FOUND BY BIDDERS AT POLICE AUCTION
June 6, 1993
“Fellas, I got some real nice golf clubs for you here. I’ll sell you your choice. Now, who’ll gimme 10? Now, 10 anahaf?” Clarence Warner’s voice sang out above the bidders as the Overland Park auctioneer eyed the gathering of about 120 people participating in Saturday morning’s Spring Police Evidence Auction.
STUDY OF PARK NEEDS TO KICK OFF TUESDAY
June 6, 1993
A new swimming pool? More bike trails?
MARY MITTS
June 6, 1993
Services for Mary E. Mitts, 80, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Dennis Chadwick officiating. Mrs. Mitts died Friday, June 4, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CLARENCE MAYHUGH
June 6, 1993
Services for Clarence Hedrick Mayhugh, 82, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary L. Myer officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Sidney Cemetery with military honors presented by Alford-Clarke Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Mayhugh died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
LAND USE PLAN REMAINS AS OBSTACLE TO EASTERN PARKWAY
June 6, 1993
As city officials continue to seek funds for the $14.7 million Eastern Parkway project, work is progressing on a land use plan East Lawrence residents hope will protect their neighborhood from the project. The plan is important to the residents, who are worried the parkway could damage the residential character of their neighborhood and bring heavy trucks and traffic jams roaring through their quiet streets.
LOIS HAZLETT
June 6, 1993
Services for Lois F. Hazlett, 90, a longtime Lawrence resident, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hazlett died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at Eudora Nursing Center. She was born March 12, 1903, at Glasco, the daughter of Francis and Mary Ellen Terrell Davis.
FRANK EYERLY
June 6, 1993
Services for Frank Brock Eyerly, 81, Lansing, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel here with the Rev. Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. Eyerly died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth.
EDNA DAVAULT
June 6, 1993
Graveside services for Edna Davault, 84, Creston, Iowa, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Vinland Cemetery with the Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson officiating. Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Keating-Lindsay Funeral Home, Creston. Mrs. Davault died Saturday, June 5, 1993, at Crest Haven Nursing Home, Creston.
BERT NASH BENEFIT RAISES $29,700
June 6, 1993
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s recent Art of Spring III fund-raiser, which featured the Corinne Miller Memorial Garden Tour, grossed $29,700, according to Pat Davis, director of development and community relations for the center. Davis said the figure included $520 in volunteer contributions received during a second opening of the Miller iris garden at Canaan Farm near Tonganoxie. The added event was held after rain hampered attendance at the originally scheduled two-day Mother’s Day weekend benefit.
CITY CONTINUES LOBBYING FOR FUNDS
June 6, 1993
Lawrence city officials continue to work with the area’s congressional delegation to get $8.2 million in federal funding for the Eastern Parkway project. Local voters have approved $4 million in bonds for the project. City Manager Mike Wildgen said the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation recently asked the city to fill out a detailed questionnaire about the project.