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OVERLOOK TOWER TO BE REBUILT
April 28, 1994
Visitors and residents alike will be able to gaze across the Wakarusa Valley and at Mount Oread again from a new tower at Well’s Overlook. The Lawrence Board of Realtors and the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. have teamed to rebuild the tower as their fall project. Douglas County inspectors deemed the 20-year-old structure unsafe in October and closed it.
TROTTER-ISU
April 28, 1994
Kevin Stallings remembers watching Maurice Trotter play basketball as a toddler in Lawrence. “We obviously go back a few years, in fact, all the way back to his junior high days,” Stallings said Tuesday after the former Lawrence High player signed an Illinois State basketball letter of intent. “He’s a solid young man and a good player.”
DONALD STRAND
April 28, 1994
Services for Donald E. Strand, 71, Boise, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Strand family home here. Mr. Strand died Monday, April 25, 1994, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief and unexpected illness.
GROUPS WORK ON SPENDING PLAN FOR SALES TAX REVENUE
April 28, 1994
The city, county and school board must set project priorities before a sales-tax proposal is ready, a committee said.
THE ORR SENTENCE
April 28, 1994
It is shocking that a convicted killer such as Abraham Orr could be eligible for parole in only 18 years after a period of “tutoring” in a prison crime school. It’s not the least bit reassuring to the public that a person with the hostile attitude and mindset of convicted killer Abraham Orr could be eligible for parole in 18 years.
FUGITIVE FOUND BY TELEPHONE TIP
April 28, 1994
A Topeka man who had been placed on Kansas’ Most Wanted list has been arrested and now faces a probation violation hearing. Lawrence police arrested Albert C. Thomas late Tuesday morning after receiving a telephone tip that Thomas was in a house in the 700 block of New York.
S MEMORY HONORED BY PRAIRIE
April 28, 1994
A living memorial of Kansas prairie will honor Dorothy G. Akin’s memory for years to come, thanks to her husband’s decision to place a conservation easement on 16 acres southeast of Lawrence. Tom Akin, a rural farmer, in January agreed to give the easement to the Kansas Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving open space and native plant species.
FORUM VOICES NEED FOR WETLANDS PROTECTION
April 28, 1994
A forum attended by 50 people Wednesday resulted in a call for a communitywide effort to oppose building a road through any Douglas County wetlands. “I want all groups to come together. I want all minds to meet together,” Jay Farrell, a Haskell Indian Nations University student, said. “It’s not one person. It’s not one body. It’s the whole community.”
CITY UTILITY BILLS TO CHANGE FORMAT
April 28, 1994
Lawrence water customers will be opening their mailboxes next month to find newfangled utility bills, complete with more detailed information and even return envelopes. The little postcards now obsolete, the city’s finance department will send out 22,600 monthly utility bills in a new format, with room for a detailed listing of water, sewer and sanitation fees.
SCIENCE ON DISPLAY AT FAIR
April 28, 1994
Youngsters find an outlet for their curiosity at the Douglas County Science Fair.
CLASSROOMS STRESS MATH IN EVERYDAY LIFE
April 28, 1994
A look at the Lawrence school district shows that math education has changed over the years.
TWO DISCOVER JOYS OF STUDYING MATH
April 28, 1994
Two of Lawrence’s top math students share what they like about the discipline.
T GO AWAY
April 28, 1994
More than four inches of rain has fallen in Douglas County since yesterday, causing some minor flooding and cancellation of a Sunday art festival.
TRAFFICWAY IMPACT STATEMENT REOPENED
April 28, 1994
County commissioners have reopened the public debate about the southern bypass and its effects on wetlands south of town.
TRAFFIC WARMING
April 28, 1994
To the editor: Correct me if I’m wrong, but haven’t the last three pedestrian deaths in Lawrence been caused by jaywalking?
S EFFORTS REUNITE DUCKLINGS WITH MOTHER
April 28, 1994
Sometimes being a duck isn’t all it’s quacked up to be — just ask Josephine Galloway. Galloway, 59, and her brothers and sisters, spent most of Tuesday trying to catch the mother of 11 ducklings that fell out of a cottonwood tree in the back yard of her home in the 1200 block of New Jersey.
GOVER SERVICES
April 28, 1994
Services for Harley P. Gover Jr., 73, Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The Rev. R. Dean Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic graveside services conducted by Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF&AM. Mr. Gover died Tuesday, April 26, 1994, at a Bentonville, Ark., medical center. He was born June 6, 1920, in Ottawa, the son of Harley P. and Bessie Nova Riddle Gover.
BUDIG COULD FIELD AL POST, PROFS SAY
April 28, 1994
KU’s chancellor won’t ever play professional baseball, but he may soon have his name on every ball thrown in American League games.
JAYS WASHED
April 28, 1994
One of Dave Bingham’s goals this year was to see 2,000 fans at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium for a Kansas baseball game. The best chance the Jayhawks had of pulling it off washed away Wednesday afternoon when their doubleheader against eighth-ranked Oklahoma State was canceled because of rain.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 28, 1994
Admissions Floyd Craig, Lawrence.
SUCCESS
April 28, 1994
A rainy protest had few hitches Wednesday as students at Haskell Indian Nations University decried the weekend vandalism that ripped apart a boardwalk in the Baker Wetlands.
KSHSAA
April 28, 1994
As executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Assn., Kaye Pearce does his best to keep his personal opinions to himself. But when it comes to some state regulations — like the now-defunct two-to-a-team rule — Pearce can’t help but let his feelings show.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 28, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Clothing, cash and two compact discs were taken between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1:45 a.m. today from a room at a Kansas University fraternity in the 1100 block of Indiana. The items were valued together on a police report at $1,057.
REVAMPED ZONING PROPOSAL STUDIED
April 28, 1994
Local planners decided to assign an ad hoc committee to look at a new “overlay zoning” plan next week for the New Hampshire Street area of the downtown.
A HOME FOR THE BODY AND SOUL
April 28, 1994
A Wellsville woman is preserving the past — and herself — in an old house that will be open to the public this weekend.
EXPLOSION
April 28, 1994
How much differently so many people would feel about the late Richard Nixon had he been open, honest and apologetic about the Watergate incident. Consider the massive impact of the Watergate incident, which at the time was termed “a third-rate burglary,” and actually might have been little more than that had it been dealt with more honestly and directly by people in high places.
BUDIG LINK TO AL POST NO SURPRISE
April 28, 1994
News that Gene Budig is the leading candidate to become the next president of the American League hardly falls in the same category as, say, a Chico Lind home run. Budig has never made any secret of his burning desire to ascend to baseball’s hierarchy.
FORMER MEMBER OF FRAT ALLEGES VOTER COERCION
April 28, 1994
A KU studentalleges fraternity members used intimidation to sway his vote in a campus election.
HOYT MAN FACES FIREARM CHARGE
April 28, 1994
A trial has been set in U.S. District Court in Topeka for a Hoyt man accused of violating a recently enacted gun-control law. Michael F. Moorhead, 46, was ordered to stand trial June 26 before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Crow on a charge alleging he falsified a purchase form while attempting to buy a handgun March 28 at Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth St.
FATHER FAULTS POLICE IN SHOOTING
April 28, 1994
The father of a man who was killed in Tonganoxie by law enforcement officers said the incident was handled “very badly.”