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CHRISTEEN WIKSTEN
September 8, 1993
Services for Christeen F. Wiksten, 88, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka with the Rev. Wayne Mason officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Wiksten died Monday, Sept. 6, 1993, at the United Methodist Home in Topeka.
NEW CHARGES FILED IN DRUG OPERATION
September 8, 1993
The third suspect arrested last week near Bonner Springs at the site of a suspected narcotics laboratory was charged in Leavenworth County District Court Tuesday. Lewis Saale, 30, was charged with possessing stolen property, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. He was arrested Friday after Leavenworth County sheriff’s officers responded to an explosion at 13162 158th St., two miles west of Bonner Springs.
KEITH L. HURLEY
September 8, 1993
Services for Keith L. Hurley, 66, Rogers, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Callison-Lough Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Allan Hunter officiating. A military burial was to follow at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Mr. Hurley, who served as a U.S. Army guard during the Nuremberg Trials for Nazi war criminals, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1993, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rogers.
APPROVAL
September 8, 1993
Land developers, electricity users, water customers and traffic law violators will spend an estimated $478,000 more next year through increased city fees, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday night. The increases were adopted after a review of all city fees, prompted by discussions of next year’s city budget.
PANEL EXAMINES HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
September 8, 1993
A Lawrence school commission that has recommended building a second high school explored another option Tuesday: simply expanding the already existing Lawrence Alternative High School. But Judy Juneau, supervisor of LAHS, said Lawrence could very well need two full-fledged high schools in addition to the alternative school to meet students’ needs.
LOCAL MAN VICTIM OF ARMED ROBBERY
September 8, 1993
Police are searching for two men who reportedly took $2,750 in cash from a 42-year-old Lawrence man at gunpoint about 10 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of New Jersey. Police reported that the victim was standing in the street talking to another person when two suspects arrived nearby in a car.
INTEREST GROUPS WILL BATTLE FOR TURF, SLOW PROCESS, KU PROFS SAY
September 8, 1993
The Clinton Administration faces a rocky road in trying to push its plans unveiled Tuesday to “reinvent government,” say two Kansas University experts on government. Entrenched bureaucratic fiefdoms “who guard their turf jealously,” will wage war on President Clinton’s plan, said Russell Getter, a KU associate professor of political science and government.
PAUL GINN
September 8, 1993
Memorial services for Paul Selman Ginn, 77, Eudora, will be conducted at a later date in South Carolina. Mr. Ginn died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1993, at Eudora Nursing Home, where he lived for the past two years.
VISIT TO KANSAS
September 8, 1993
The 1993 Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Lawrence will have a Russian flavor, with matrushka dolls, Russian pancakes, pirozhki and handmade, embroidered table linens for sale. It’s all part of a fund-raising effort to pay part of the travel costs of 15 students and five teachers from Izhevsk who are due to arrive in Lawrence next month.
KU, COSTA RICA UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND EXCHANGE PACT
September 8, 1993
A group of Kansas University students and faculty last year excavated the first evidence of Costa Rican coastal hunting and fishing practices 1,500 years ago. That experience — the result of a 35-year relationship between KU and the University of Costa Rica — “changed the lives of several students on the dig,” said John Hoopes, KU assistant professor of anthropology and expedition leader.
BRANDON WOODS RESIDENTS GREET NEW FEATHERED FRIENDS
September 8, 1993
Brandon Woods Retirement Community took in 18 new residents Tuesday, and they’re all sharing the same room. The newcomers are all birds, and they’ve made their home in Brandon Woods’ new 144-square-foot aviary.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 8, 1993
Condition reports — Katherine M. Beran, 26, 811 W. 29th Ter., was listed in fair condition in the intensive care unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in an accident at 3:48 p.m. Monday on 31st Street near Louisiana Street. Beran was driving a 1988 Dodge west on 31st when her vehicle was struck by a 1970 Chevrolet being driven east on 31st by Jeffrey L. Taylor, 21, 1523 W. 26th. Witnesses said Taylor’s vehicle was traveling at 80 to 90 mph when it lost control and collided with Beran’s car, according to a police report. Beran, who was nine months pregnant, was taken to LMH for an emergency Caesarean section. A baby girl was born and is doing well, police reported. Beran suffered a ruptured spleen, broken ribs and a broken left elbow in the accident, police reported. Police have not decided what, if any, charges would be filed against Taylor until Beran’s condition has stabilized.
KANSANS CLOSE TO U.S. AVERAGE
September 8, 1993
One out of three Kansas adults are obese, one out of three don’t wear seat belts and one out of five smoke cigarettes, according to results of a survey released this week. But it will be several years before state officials know whether lifestyles in Kansas are getting any healthier. In 1990, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gathered data about the healthy — and not-so-healthy — lifestyles, habits and health risks of Kansans. The results released this week will be compared to the results of future surveys.
EX-JAYHAWK PEETE COACHES RECEIVERS AT MICHIGAN STATE
September 8, 1993
Skip Peete, owner of a Kansas University degree in theater and media arts, nearly opted for a career behind a television camera. “I was very interested in radio and TV,” Peete said. “I was a cameraman on some (KU) basketball games and it was a lot of fun.”
SCHOTTENHEIMER HINTS AT BOUNTY
September 8, 1993
An NFL coach wouldn’t stoop so low as to put a “bounty” on an opposing team’s player, would he? Would a coach offer a reward to any player who knocked somebody like, say Joe Montana, out of a game?
S GRANDFATHER WITNESSES 3-GOAL BURST
September 8, 1993
As the lone freshman on last year’s Lawrence High soccer team, David D’Ercole spent more time carrying balls than kicking them. “I had to carry everything — the water, the equipment,” D’Ercole said. “Between the manager and me, we carried everything.”
BALDWIN CITY COUNCIL APPROVES CONDEMNATION OFHOUSES
September 8, 1993
The Baldwin city council Tuesday held hearings on two structures targeted as dangerous, and members agreed to continue condemnation proceedings after owners failed to show. Properties at 305 11th St., owned by Eugene and Elizabeth Brown, and 324 Dearborn, owned by Josephine Wright of Kansas City, Mo., were determined to be unfit for habitation. The council authorized Jack Murphy, city attorney, to draw up a resolution outlining a timetable for owners to take action before the city files a lien on the property, according to Brian Wilcox, city administrator.
CONSTRUCTION VALUE PEGGED AT $5.1 MILLION
September 8, 1993
A steady stream of new construction put the total valuation of building permits issued in August at $5,101,848, the city building inspector’s office said in its monthly report. That’s typical for a healthy construction market this time of year, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. In August 1992, the total valuation was $4,057,129. Valuation is the estimated cost of construction exclusive of land costs.
EARLY LINE SAYS PROSPECTS KEEP KANSAS IN MIND
September 8, 1993
Discussing football recruiting this early in the season carries two requirements: You have to deal in generalities, and you can’t be afraid to be wrong. Make it past those criteria and you can make some pretty interesting predictions and some pretty glossy mistakes.
STATE LAW LIMITING HOW MANY POSITIONS CAN BE REFILLED IS A HARDSHIP TO SOME DEPARTMENTS
September 8, 1993
Kansas University professor Frank Baron said today that he doesn’t want to think about life in the German department without a full-time secretary. “You can’t run a department as huge as ours without administrative help,” he said. “It is kind of a crisis for us.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 8, 1993
DISMISSALS Baby girl Neuhaus, Lawrence.
ABATEMENT, BONDS PASS ON 3-2 VOTE
September 8, 1993
John Nalbandian, Lawrence resident, wouldn’t have faced the dilemma that John Nalbandian, Lawrence mayor, did. “If I had the money, and I was asked, I would invest in this business,” Nalbandian said while struggling over which way to vote on a 50-percent tax break for Carrousel Printwear Inc. over the next decade.
HOLIDAY BRINGS MIXED BAG AT CLINTON, PERRY LAKES
September 8, 1993
Flood damage limited the facilities available at Perry Lake during the Labor Day weekend, and the number of visitors was predictably down from last year. Attendance at Clinton Lake, however, was up, and officials at both lakes reported no recreation-oriented accidents or injuries. Dennis Archer, park manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry, said about 30,000 people spent time at the lake this weekend, including an estimated 1,500 motorcyclists who attended the ABATE convention. Last year’s Labor Day weekend attracted a crowd of more than 55,000.