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GORDON WILSON
June 10, 1993
Services for Elder Gordon Wilson, 70, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of God in Christ, Topeka. Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Wilson died Sunday, June 6, 1993, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1922, at Charleston, S.C., the son of Ozzie and Lillie Wilson.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 10, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A television, VCR and a personal check valued together on a police report at $1,000 were taken between midnight Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 1700 block of West 24th.
CORRECTION
June 10, 1993
Because of a reporter’s error a story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about property tax deadlines contained incorrect information. The second half of 1992 real estate and property taxes is due June 21. Payments are due at the Douglas County Courthouse on or before June 21, or to the satellite treasurer’s office in Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth, on or before June 18.
GERTRUDE L. PEACOCK
June 10, 1993
Services for Gertrude L. “Gertie” Peacock, 97, Ottawa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here with the Rev. William R. Weber officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Peacock died Wednesday, June 9, 1993, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
SMART SERVICES
June 10, 1993
A memorial service for Lida Campbell Smart, 97, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John S. Macauley officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
ARSON VICTIM, 17, BEING CONSIDERED FOR HEROISM MEDAL
June 10, 1993
A Lawrence girl who passed two children from a burning apartment before succumbing to heat and smoke has become a candidate for a national heroism award. LaTonya Farmer, 17, is being considered for a Carnegie award for her actions on Jan. 17, when fire swept through her family’s second-floor apartment at 714 W. 25th.
DALE JELLA
June 10, 1993
Services for Dale Jella, 71, Scottsdale, Ariz., will be held Friday at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church, Denver. Mr. Jella died May 14, 1993. He was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Home, Kan., to Leonard and Lottie Jella.
ROBERT L. HERRINGTON
June 10, 1993
Services for Robert L. Herrington, 69, Sun City West, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Lawn Memorial Park, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina. Mr. Herrington died of a heart attack Friday, June 4, 1993, at his home.
SANTA FE TRAIL NOT A PROBLEM FOR MODERN-DAY TOUR GROUP
June 10, 1993
A merry band of 22 vagabonds and a guide are ambling along the Santa Fe Trail this week. However, the typical images of dusty, covered wagons and the harsh life on the Plains have been replaced by tour buses and elegant hotels. The group, traveling on a tour organized by Lawrence-based Maupintour Inc., came through the city on Wednesday, the third leg of an adventure that started in Kansas City. The tour ends next Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M.
94 IN TENTATIVE PACT
June 10, 1993
Lawrence police officers and city officials tentatively agreed to a 3 percent pay increase and improved educational incentives for police officers next year. After a 90-minute session this morning, negotiators emerged with a tentative 1994 city-police work agreement that provides pay increases over the next two years.
RECORDS BEING REVIEWED
June 10, 1993
Douglas County’s top prosecutor said today that his office is still reviewing the records of 48 inmates convicted of offenses in Douglas County who could be eligible for early releases by the Kansas Department of Corrections. “I don’t want to comment on that at this time,” Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells said. “When we get through researching the files, we’ll be in a better position to make that judgment.”
MUSEUM EXPECTS SURGE IN VISITORS
June 10, 1993
The imagination of millions will be captured in mythical proportions when the film “Jurassic Park” is released Friday at theaters across the country. And like other movies and television shows before it, the film is expected to draw more visitors to museums and generate large sales of merchandise on the stars of the show — dinosaurs.
JOSEPHINE MARGARET FUEL
June 10, 1993
Services are pending for Josephine Margaret Fuel, 80, Lawrence. Mrs. Fuel died today, June 10, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROBERT FOTHERGILL
June 10, 1993
Memorial services for Robert A. Fothergill, 75, Prairie Village, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo. A private burial will follow. Mr. Fothergill died Wednesday, June 9, 1993, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
MAN, 29, DIES IN CRASH EAST OF BALDWIN
June 10, 1993
A 29-year-old Baldwin man was killed when his car veered off a highway and flipped several times about 11 p.m. Wednesday in southeast Douglas County. Mike Colver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about one-half mile south of U.S. Highway 56 on Kansas Highway 33, about four miles east of Baldwin.
S BUDGET OK
June 10, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners informally committed to beginning traffic and drainage improvements along North Second Street in North Lawrence, part of about $3 million in capital projects planned for next year. During budget discussions Wednesday evening, commissioners asked City Manager Mike Wildgen to plan for $2.96 million in capital improvements for 1994, including maintaining city roads and buildings and buying land for the Eastern Parkway.
BESS LESUER
June 10, 1993
Graveside services for Bess Caldwell LeSuer, 98, Tonganoxie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. LeSuer died Wednesday, June 9, 1993, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
VIRGINIA SCHAFER
June 10, 1993
Services for Virginia Schafer, 70, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery. Mrs. Schafer died Monday, June 7, 1993, at St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth.
CORRECTION
June 10, 1993
Because of a reporter’s error, the Journal-World on Wednesday misspelled the name of the recommended new principal of Sunset Hill School. Ken Rigdon of Cedar Falls, Iowa, has been recommended for that position.
JOB SEARCH
June 10, 1993
In recent weeks, two major employers have announced plans to build multi-million dollar facilities in Abilene and Ottawa. The companies, Russell Stover and Wal-Mart, will employ about 400 people at each site. In both cases, however, Lawrence was not given serious consideration by the companies. And Lawrence was not aggressive in soliciting these two fine companies.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 10, 1993
DISMISSALS Jessica Brown and baby boy, Lawrence; Jeffrey Miller, Lawrence.
CORLISS SPORTS STORY
June 10, 1993
For a time, Corliss Williamson considered playing his college basketball at Kansas. “I knew all about the program because of Richard Scott, of course,” said Williamson, a 6-foot-7, 245-pound sophomore forward from Arkansas University.
LORA MARIE GRIFFITH
June 10, 1993
Services are pending for Lora Marie Griffith, 84, Lawrence. Mrs. Griffith died Thursday, June 10, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JAIL TERM COMMUTED IN CHILD-ABUSE CASE
June 10, 1993
A 27-year-old woman who was serving a jail term stemming from the death of her 2-year-old son was released from jail Wednesday. Wendy Brewer had been in jail since Sept. 2, when she was sentenced by District Judge Mike Malone to a one-year jail term on a misdemeanor count of endangering a child in the February 1992 death of her 23-month-old son, Eric. She has been placed on a five-year Douglas County Community Corrections program.
CORRECTION
June 10, 1993
Because of an incomplete list provided by Baker University, four students from Lawrence were omitted from a Journal-World story naming the college’s spring honor roll students. Stephanie Hamilton, Carey Elsbernd, Shawn Hathaway and Shellie Wingert were among the 244 students who earned a minimum 3.5 grade-point average.
EX-LION HARKER VIEWS DRAFTING AS SCHOOL TICKET
June 10, 1993
When the call came, it was all Brad Harker could do to hold onto the telephone. Harker, a May graduate of Lawrence High, learned Friday night he had been selected in baseball’s amateur draft.
COUNTY RECEIVES VALLEY VIEW BIDS
June 10, 1993
Two local care providers submitted formal proposals Wednesday for the county-owned Valley View Care Home. Innovative Health and Retirement Management Co., both headquartered in Lawrence, met the June 9 deadline for detailed plans.
GUELDNER FEATURE
June 10, 1993
Jeff Gueldner says he hasn’t played any five-on-five, full-court pickup basketball the past month or so. As a result, the former Kansas shooting guard, who started for the 1988 national championship team, admits he could be outclassed tonight during an exhibition game between ex-Jayhawks and USA Basketball’s Under 22 Select Team.
MARCUS ALLEN SIDEBAR
June 10, 1993
Marcus Allen wouldn’t say anything bad about the Los Angeles Raiders — not in so many words. But Allen’s feelings for his old team came through loud and clear when he talked about his new one Wednesday at Arrowhead Stadium.
PANEL TO INTERVIEW ARCHITECTS ABOUT JAIL SOLUTIONS
June 10, 1993
The Douglas County Commission’s search for a solution to crowding at the jail has become almost as complicated as the problem. Commissioners chose six people to interview five architects to help a 10-member committee recommend a fix.
GIRLS STATE TABS NEW GOVERNOR
June 10, 1993
A student from the Kansas City metropolitan area and another from a rural Kansas town joined forces and were elected governor and lieutenant governor Wednesday at Sunflower Girls State. They also led their party in sweeping the state offices in the simulated Kansas elections. However, the opposing party won a majority of seats in both houses of the Kansas Legislature.
PANEL FORMED BY CONGRESS SETS EDUCATION HEARINGS AT KU
June 10, 1993
A national commission is coming to Lawrence in search of answers to some exasperating questions about educating the nation’s youth. Does what students do after school — work and play — affect their intellectual development? To what extent does homework contribute to student learning?