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LEARY STEPPED DOWN AS COACH TO PURSUE CAREER IN JOURNALISM
March 16, 1993
Imagine Bobby Knight stepping down as Indiana’s basketball coach to become a newspaper reporter. OK, so Ted O’Leary isn’t Knight, and the 1930s weren’t the 1990s.
HER ART REMAINS
March 16, 1993
Everyone felt comfortable calling Elizabeth Layton “Grandma.” Her art was uncommon and, in some ways, not pretty, but it touched the people who saw it and who will continue to enjoy it despite Mrs. Layton’s death on Monday. The Wellsville artist began drawing as a kind of therapy after her adult son died. She had been treated for depression for many years and finally found a means of expressing her thoughts and feelings through her art.
GRACE
March 16, 1993
Services for Clara “Irene” M. Grace, 91, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Gerald E. Sheeds officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Grace died Monday, March 15, 1993, in an Oskaloosa nursing home where she had lived since December 1987.
JOHN L. PEASE
March 16, 1993
Services for John Lopez Pease, 47, Lawrence, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church here. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan. Mr. Pease died Saturday, March 13, 1993, in a fatal shooting.
LINDA M. SMITH
March 16, 1993
Services for Linda May Smith, 33, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Armourdale Trinity Church here. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Miss Smith was shot to death Saturday, March 13, 1993. Her former husband is in custody for the murder.
94 TUITION
March 16, 1993
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday will study tuition and fee proposals for the 1994-95 academic year and meet with State Board of Education members in Topeka. The meeting of the two boards will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Education’s office at 120 E. 10th.
DENNIS L. STATLER
March 16, 1993
Services for Dennis Lee Statler, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Statler died Monday, March 15, 1993, in Lawrence, at the home of his daughter. He was born Nov. 10, 1902, in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., the son of David and Emily Catherine Limbaugh Statler.
ELSTON SERVICES
March 16, 1993
Services for Donald Elston, 76, rural Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery, north of Baldwin. Mr. Elston died Sunday, March 14, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MURDER TRIAL GETS STARTED WITH JURY SELECTION
March 16, 1993
Jury selection began today in the trial of a 24-year-old man accused of murdering a local contractor and trying to kill his companion in November at the businessman’s home south of Lawrence. Jim Ludlow is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony theft in the Nov. 22 shooting death of Tracy L. Robbins, 32, and the shooting of Valerie Hartley, 23.
LMH TO CONSIDER FIRMS FOR PROJECT
March 16, 1993
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will consider hiring a Des Moines, Iowa, developer and an Omaha, Neb., architectural firm to develop a $4.8 million medical office building. The board will review the proposed contracts at Tuesday morning’s meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. in the hospital’s auditorium.
LOWELL R. LAUDON
March 16, 1993
Memorial services for Lowell R. Laudon, 88, Middleton, Wis., will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Meeting House in Madison with Max Gaebler officiating. Cremation is planned. Mr. Laudon died Saturday, March 13, 1993, in Waunakee, Wis.
GRACE
March 16, 1993
Services for Clara “Irene” M. Grace, 91, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Gerald E. Sheeds officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Grace died Monday, March 15, 1993, in an Oskaloosa nursing home where she had lived since December 1987.
NOLA RUTH COWLES
March 16, 1993
Services for Nola Ruth Cowles, 73, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis W. Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Creek Cemetery, Wellsville, with military honors by the Disabled American Veterans, Lawrence. Mrs. Cowles died Monday, March 15, 1993, at her home.
SUNFLOWER CABLE RESTRUCTURES FEES
March 16, 1993
Sunflower Cablevision subscribers will see an adjustment in their rates on April 1, says Dennis Knipfer, the local cable television company’s general manager. Knipfer said the rate for basic 40-channel cable service will rise from $17.45 to $18.50 a month. However, the $1.40 per month charge for extra basic cable service outlets will be eliminated.
BUDIG ASKS PANEL TO UP PAY INCREASE
March 16, 1993
The Senate’s reduction in recommended state university unclassifed worker salary increases sends a bad message to faculty and staff, Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig said today. In testimony to a House subcommittee, Budig said the Senate’s refusal to increase by 1 percent the state’s contribution to the employee retirement system also was a mistake.
AMYX APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD
March 16, 1993
Former Douglas County Commissioner Mike Amyx has been appointed by Gov. Joan Finney as barber representative to the Kansas Board of Barbering. Amyx is owner of Amyx Class Act, 842 Mass., and Plaza Barber Shop, 1804 Mass. He is also a barber for the Amyx Barber Shop, 842 Mass., which is owned by his father, Tom.
QUAIL RUN TO BOOST ENROLLMENT
March 16, 1993
Quail Run School will open its enrollment next school year, but individual classes will be closed once they reach a certain size. That was the decision Monday of the Lawrence school board, which voted unanimously to open Quail Run’s enrollment and to provide six portable classrooms to handle the resulting enrollment growth.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 16, 1993
DISMISSALS Shelly Burton and baby girl, Lawrence.
SCHOOL BOARD DELAYS ACTION ON CHILD CARE
March 16, 1993
Lawrence school board members said Monday that they remain interested in before- and after-school child care at elementary schools. However, they stopped short of using some administrative guidelines as a stepping stone to creating a district policy on the matter.
ARCHITECTS UNVEIL PLANS FOR SCHOOLS
March 16, 1993
It was architects who presented the preliminary schematic plans for two new elementary schools to the Lawrence school board Monday. But it was parents, teachers and other school personnel who over the past four months told architects just what they wanted in the schools, and many of those suggestions helped shape the designs.
MURDER SUSPECT MADE THREATS, FAMILY SAYS
March 16, 1993
A Lawrence man whose stepdaughter was shot and killed Saturday said she had been afraid to divorce the man accused of killing her because “she knew something like this would happen” if she did. Lawrence resident Charles Davidson said this morning that Victor James Smith, 35, had threatened to kill his stepdaughter, 34-year-old Linda M. Smith, if she divorced him.
CLYDE K. HYDER
March 16, 1993
Graveside memorial services for Clyde K. Hyder, 90, a member of the Kansas University English faculty for 38 years, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hyder died Dec. 7, 1992, in Greenwich, Conn.
KU PLANNING PARTIES, SECURITY FOR TOURNEY
March 16, 1993
With every win, the party will grow. As in 1988 and 1991, if Kansas plays in the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s championship game, thousands of fans will be poised to rush Jayhawk Boulevard.
AREA SHOOTERS ON TARGET AT TOURNEY
March 16, 1993
A group of Douglas County 4-H’ers and local members of the Kansas National Guard swept up the top honors Sunday from the Adjutant General’s Air Rifle Match for the Kansas National Guard in Salina. Norman Lawrence, coordinator of the Douglas County 4-H shooting sports program, said both guardsmen and junior shooters (non-guardsmen) were invited to compete. The Douglas County group comprised 12 junior shooters and four guardsmen, who were among 50 shooters at the competition.
LEARY RECALLS KANSAS LEGENDS
March 16, 1993
A great halftime speech, Ted O’Leary can testify, isn’t the only way to motivate a basketball team. O’Leary, 82, was a Kansas basketball standout from 1929 to ‘32. He remembers the ploy legendary KU coach Phog Allen once used when the Jayhawks endured a particularly dismal half.
FOR THE RECORD
March 16, 1993
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
COUNTY OKS CENTER SITE WORK BID
March 16, 1993
The Douglas County Commission “happily” approved a bid that was lower than expected for site work on the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center. “Yes,” Commissioner Mark Buhler exclaimed. “It’s starting to go our way.”
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1993
Q: I notice the newspaper seems to feature Hillcrest School more than the others. Is there a reason for this? Do they just have more interesting programs than the other schools? A: The Journal-World tries to provide coverage of all Lawrence public elementary schools and St. John School.