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GENTRY FOURTH AT LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL GOLF
September 17, 1993
Lindsay Gentry was probably the only golfer at Alvamar on Thursday trying to overcome a home-course disadvantage. Discouraged by her performance at last year’s Lawrence Invitational, Gentry actually dreaded returning to Alvamar, even though that’s where she and the rest of Lawrence High’s golf team practice.
TOP GUARD TO VISIT
September 17, 1993
College basketball recruiting notebook… Ricky Price, 6-5 guard from Long Beach, Calif., who is making his official visit to Kansas this weekend, has emerged as recruiting expert Bob Gibbons’ No. 1-rated shooting guard prospect.
DAVIS SINGS COUNTRY, PLAYS TENNIS
September 17, 1993
Ashley Davis, a senior on Lawrence High’s girls tennis team, is just as comfortable with a microphone as with a racket. Davis, who split two matches with teammate Hester Wong to determine the team’s No. 1 player, sings country music in her spare time.
COACH CALLS LHS WIN BIGGEST IN SOCCER HISTORY
September 17, 1993
When Mark Craig says Lawrence High’s soccer team makes the most of its opportunities, he’s not kidding. The Lions took just four shots on goal but managed a 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten Olathe South on Thursday at Olathe District Stadium. The Falcons were ranked No. 3 in this week’s Kansas City metropolitan coaches’ poll.
LINDA KAY SCHUBERT
September 17, 1993
Funeral services for Linda Kay Schubert, 46, Bonner Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Edwardsville Christian Church. Burial will be at Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Schubert died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1993, at her home. She was born March 19, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Heimie and Doris Heist Markowitz. She lived most of her life in Leavenworth County.
NATALIE MARTINEZ
September 17, 1993
Services for Natalie Martinez, 67, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here. Mrs. Martinez died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1993, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Dec. 1, 1925, the daughter of Juan and Paula Garcia, in the LeLoup community in Franklin County. She grew up in the LeLoup community and attended LeLoup and Wellsville schools. She lived all of her adult life in Ottawa.
SOUND OFF
September 17, 1993
Q: I want to point out a problem in the area a block or two east of Massachusetts on 14th and 15th streets. The pavement is peeling up off of the road and is hazardous. Is anything going to be done to fix this? A: Rod Bremby, assistant city manager, said the area on 15th, east of Massachusetts, was scheduled for repair in early October.
BACKHOE CRACKS LINE, SLOWS REPAIR ON HOLE
September 17, 1993
One errant stroke of a backhoe sent thousands of gallons of water cascading into the North Second Street underpass late this morning, the latest in a string of frustrations for workers filling a giant hole in the street. Work on the storm-sewer repair project was projected to be done by the end of next week, said Steve Glass, president of LRM Industries, lead contractor on the $602,000 project.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 17, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — Stereo equipment and a compact disc valued together on a police report at $985 were taken between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday from a vehicle parked at BB Bristol Terrace at Meadowbrook Apartments.
CORRECTION
September 17, 1993
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported the date of the Jerry Presley’s Legends Revue performance this weekend in Ottawa. The revue will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa’s Municipal Auditorium.
LOCAL LIQUOR STORE ROBBED THURSDAY
September 17, 1993
A Lawrence liquor store was robbed Thursday night by a man who might have been armed with a handgun, Lawrence police reported. The robbery occurred around 9:50 p.m. at Bahnmaier Retail Liquor, 900 N.H. The clerk reported that a man entered the store and made a purchase. After the clerk opened the cash register, the man gestured as if he had a gun in his pants pocket and told the clerk to take money out of the cash register.
S ARM SEVERED
September 17, 1993
A 45-year-old Wellsville area man was listed in serious condition this morning after his left arm was severed in a tractor-mower accident. The accident occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday when Larry L. Shepard, a Kansas Department of Transportation employee, was mowing a ditch along Kansas Highway 33 about three miles south of Wellsville.
FAMILIES STILL HOPE TO FIND WHAT HAPPENED TO MURDERED DAUGHTERS
September 17, 1993
The answer, they believe, lies somewhere in the Lansing Correctional Facility, entrenched behind the bars that will likely keep inmate No. 33728 away from society for the rest of his life. David and Judy Rusch, Ralph and Jada Butler and Harold and Bobby Brown say the secret will die there unless Richard Grissom, the inmate, breaks his silence on the question that’s haunted them since the summer of 1989: What happened to our daughters?
HOUSING COORDINATOR CITES NEEDS
September 17, 1993
More than 500 elderly residents in Lawrence need financial help to meet rent payments or move into homes that have adequate plumbing, electricity and other housing basics, the city’s housing coordinator said. “Either they’re doubled up, or they’re precariously close to falling through the cracks,” said Jay Leipzig, housing coordinator for the city’s department of housing and neighborhood development. “They just need housing — affordable housing.”
OBSERVERS POINT TO FINNEY AS REASON FOR EARLY POSTURING
September 17, 1993
Gov. Joan Finney is mostly to thank — or blame — for headlines screaming news about the 1994 gubernatorial race more than a year before Election Day, political observers say. “One reason is there has been no incumbent governor in recent years who was as unpopular as Joan Finney, and that invites others in,” said Russell Getter, a Kansas University assistant professor of political science and government.
MURAL PROPOSAL GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM COMMISSION
September 17, 1993
“Guardians of the Arts,” a 375-square-foot mural depicting Lawrence’s arts scene, received the final go-ahead for a downtown wall Thursday night from the Historic Resources Commission. Commissioners approved the outdoor mural for the concrete wall north of Johnson Furniture, 722 Mass. Work on the 15- by 25-foot color painting was to begin today in the arcade east of Massachusetts Street.
EIGHT STUDENTS AWARDED CHANCE TO STUDY ABROAD
September 17, 1993
Richard Parker is convinced France is the best place to study political, economic and legal complexities of the European Community. “I could study in the States, but it wouldn’t be the same thing. It would be like studying oceanography in Kansas,” said Parker of Lawrence.
FALL LEAF FINDS FIT IN NEW DISTRICT
September 17, 1993
Youngsters who live in the small Leavenworth County community of Fall Leaf are attending school in Eudora this fall, more than a year after their parents launched an effort to get them there. Fall Leaf residents worked for the transfer of about five square miles from the Basehor-Linwood school district to the Eudora district, a move that became official earlier this year after receiving the stamp of approval from both school boards and the State Board of Education.
IOWA STREET REZONINGS RESURFACE
September 17, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners will get a chance Tuesday to halt, or at least stall, new commercial development on South Iowa Street. At issue is whether commissioners should consider or defer two requests for annexing and rezoning land on both sides of Iowa, south of 31st Street. One of the requests is for an Aldi grocery store southwest of 31st and Iowa; the other is for a Payless Cashways store on the east side of Iowa, south of Wal-Mart.
S LAX ATTENTION BRINGS FORMATION OF NEW GROUP
September 17, 1993
An advocacy group for Kansas University students who file sexual harassment and other complaints with the university is being formed. John Altevogt, a graduate student and member of University Council, said at the council’s meeting Thursday that he helped form the student grievance advocacy group.
MERRIE LYNCH-RAYMOND
September 17, 1993
Memorial services for Merrie Lynch-Raymond, 30, Wichita, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Wichita. Mrs. Lynch-Raymond died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1993, at her Wichita home.
TAGS WOULD PUT RIVALRY ON THE ROAD
September 17, 1993
The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats might be able to take their rivalry to the streets. Rep. Don Rezac, D-Emmett, said today that he might sponsor a bill during the 1994 legislative session that would allow the sale of special Kansas vehicle license plates emblazoned with a state university name and mascot of the motorist’s choice.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 17, 1993
DISMISSALS Lisa Morgan and baby girl, Lawrence; Heidi Gowen and baby girl, Eudora; Shoheen Bolin and baby girl, Lawrence.
LHS SWEEPS VOLLEYBALL QUAD
September 17, 1993
Apparently Lawrence High’s volleyball team wasn’t aware smoking is now prohibited on school grounds. Either that or the Lions flagrantly violated the rule by lighting up their opponents in a quadrangular sweep on Thursday night at LHS.
KU FACULTY RAISE ETHICAL ISSUES
September 17, 1993
Complex ethical issues raised during more than 90 minutes of debate about faculty-student romance Thursday yielded only one result: The formation of a committee and more discussion. University Council, Kansas University’s primary governance group, voted to form a committee to review and amend a policy on consensual relationships, which was unilaterally implemented by the administration this semester.
TO COMBINED 87 YEARS OF POLICE WORK
September 17, 1993
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, a Lawrence law enforcement era will be over when police Sgt. James Haller leaves his last debriefing and joins Lt. Charles Greer and Sgt. Ron Dalquest in retirement. A combined 87 years of police work will come to an end, creating a void for officers to whom the veterans were a mainstay.
Show delays taping on area case
September 17, 1993
“Unsolved Mysteries” has decided not to come to Leavenworth County today to tape a story on the mysterious disappearance of high school senior Randy Leach.
S WILLIAMS FOR CUP STRATEGY
September 17, 1993
If U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson could name an assistant, odds are it would be Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams. Watson has told the national media that chalk-talks with Williams have helped him devise strategy for the upcoming international golf competition, to be held Sept. 24-26 at the Belfry in Sutton Cofield, England.