Archive for Sunday, May 2, 1993

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CARROL TUCKER
May 2, 1993
Services for Carrol L. “Tuck” Tucker, 89, Wichita, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church here with the Rev. Jeffrey Liddy officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Cemetery, Kingman. Mr. Tucker died Thursday, April 29, 1993, in Wichita.
SWAP MEET DRAWS THOUSANDS
May 2, 1993
Ed Lindsey was walking through light rain with a half grin on his face. He pulled a rusty red child’s wagon that had been outfitted with large wheels and strong axles.
FIELDHOUSE DEFINITELY DANGEROUS
May 2, 1993
I think it’s safe to say no one ever walked into Allen Fieldhouse before a Kansas men’s basketball game and said to himself, “Boy, I sure hope this place doesn’t catch fire.” Nobody worries about fire anymore. It’s not a trendy way to die and besides, Allen Fieldhouse is practically all metal and stone. What’s to burn?
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
May 2, 1993
— A videocassette recorder, a camcorder, an instructional videotape and a remote control valued together on a police report at $1,075 were taken between April 23 and Tuesday from the library at Kennedy School, 1605 Davis Rd., Lawrence police reported Saturday. School officials reported the theft to police on Friday. Officials waited to see whether the items would be returned before making a report, police said. According to a police report, there were no signs of forced entry at the school. A police spokesman said officers had not identified a suspect in the theft. Police reports
FAIR HELPS YOUTHS FIND OUT ABOUT SUMMER ACTIVITIES
May 2, 1993
Art, athletics, computers and camps — information about almost anything Lawrence schoolchildren would want to spend their free time with was available at Saturday’s Summer Activities Fair. The fair, which was held in the Lawrence High School cafeteria, featured 26 exhibitors who provided information about summer activities or jobs for children between ages 3 and 18. Also, the Lawrence Fire Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office supplied a fire truck and patrol car for children to examine up-close.
SUZANNE POPE
May 2, 1993
Services for Suzanne Stannard Pope, 62, Overland Park, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church here with the Revs. Ira L. DeSpain, H. Sharon Howell and Kirby C. Hayes officiating. Burial will be Thursday at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park. Mrs. Pope died Friday, April 30, 1993, at her home.
PAROLE HEARINGS SET FOR INMATES
May 2, 1993
Seven people who were convicted in Douglas or Jefferson counties were among state prison inmates who are scheduled to go before the Kansas Parole Board in June, the board announced recently. Following is a list of the inmates, the county or counties in which they were convicted, the crimes they were convicted of committing and the prison where they are incarcerated:
LHS SWIMMERS LIFT LEAGUE STREAK TO FOUR IN ROW
May 2, 1993
Lawrence High winning its fourth straight Sunflower League swimming and diving title, Andrea Hill said, was just another case of the Lions taking care of business. Hill’s reclaiming the meet record in the 100 breaststroke…now, that was personal.
KANSAS HURLER TOSSES COMPLETE GAME IN 5-1 TRIUMPH
May 2, 1993
Nobody could appreciate the first complete game of Kansas pitcher Jamie Splittorff’s college career like his coach or his catcher. Splittorff’s efforts made their jobs effortless Saturday in the 16th-ranked Jayhawks’ 5-1 win over Kansas State in Big Eight baseball at KSU’s Frank Myers Field.
HAASE COMMITS TO JAYHAWKS
May 2, 1993
California freshman Jerod Haase had “a great visit” to Kansas University Thursday and Friday and has committed to play basketball for the Jayhawks, he said Saturday night. “I did commit. What I will do is have a press release Monday, then take questions that night,” explained Haase, a 6-2, 180-pound freshman shooting guard from South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
VIVIAN CRADY
May 2, 1993
Services for Vivian M. Crady, 81, Crete Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kan., with the Rev. Angelito G. Samson officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton, Kan. Mrs. Crady died Thursday, April 29, 1993, at a Crete nursing home.
REGISTER OF DEEDS TO SEEK MORE HELP
May 2, 1993
Accelerated growth in Douglas County has employees at the register of deeds office out of breath. The Douglas County Commission on Monday will consider a request from Sue Neustifter, register of deeds, for an additional part-time employee.
MEETING TO GAUGE SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY CARE HOME
May 2, 1993
Care providers and public finance experts will speak Monday at an informational meeting about building a community owned and operated nursing facility in Lawrence. Petey Cerf, long-time advocate for elderly issues, organized the meeting, which begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.
2 RECEIVE GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIPS
May 2, 1993
Kansas University student Long Huynh’s political views don’t match those of Barry Goldwater, the conservative former U.S. senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate. “I’m in the middle ground,” said Huynh of Wichita.
WREATH SMOOTH AS SILK FOR WRENS
May 2, 1993
A family of baby wrens has taken up residence on a front porch in southwest Lawrence. Lisa Showalter, 2820 Harrison, said a couple of weeks ago a pair of house wrens built their nest in an unusual place — in a white wicker wreath with silk geraniums.
MARY ETTA MONCRIEF
May 2, 1993
Services for Mary Etta Moncrief, 84, Paola, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wilson and Son Chapel here with the Rev. Brad Fogo officiating. Burial will follow at Paola Cemetery. Mrs. Moncrief died Friday, April 30, 1993, at Southridge Manor nursing home in Louisburg.
CHARITY WALK RAISES $35,000
May 2, 1993
One number was down this year at the March of Dimes Walk America, but the most important number was up, an organizer said Saturday evening. Robin Kilmer, Lawrence chair of the charity event, said the walk drew 750 to 800 participants this year, compared to nearly 1,000 in 1992.
LONGTIME OFFICER GOES OUT JOKING
May 2, 1993
Some men are remembered for great athletic feats. Others make their marks through medical or scientific breakthroughs. Lawrence police detective David Reavis’ legacy is a conduit.
KANSAS DESERVES BETTER
May 2, 1993
The current mess surrounding the Kansas Board of Regents is a disgrace. The Regents should represent the finest appointive body in the state, justifying the highest possible respect from Kansas citizens, state legislators and those in higher education. Instead, it has become an embarrassment.
INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS TEST CITY BUDGET
May 2, 1993
Lawrence’s consistent population growth is stretching city facilities past the break-even point, Mayor John Nalbandian says. During a study session with city commissioners last week, he said local residents needed to realize that the city has $5.14 million worth of identified capital improvements next year, which typically are financed by property taxes.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 2, 1993
DISMISSALS Lisa McCune, Lawrence, and baby boy; Dorothy Rader, Lawrence.
NO MYSTERY
May 2, 1993
Although speculation and rumors were almost as common as spiked drinks and empty beer cans, there was no “mystery band” appearance at Saturday’s six-hour Day on the Hill music festival. Most people in the estimated audience of 12,000 did not seem to believe the rumors about a special mystery appearance, names of notable bands such as Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Guns n’ Roses. But that didn’t stop the rumors from being repeatedly mentioned.