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AT GUARD, MASON SAYS PICKPAIR
August 7, 1994
Unlike the last pair of Kansas senior guards who basked in preseason tub-thumping, John Jones and Hessley Hempstead can’t shoot a lick. At least I don’t think Jones and Hempstead can shoot a basketball as well as Rex Walters and Adonis Jordan.
NEW OFFICERS PRODUCED MORE WORK FOR SYSTEM
August 7, 1994
The police and sheriff’s departments — the area’s defense against crime — are fighting budget battles of their own.
DEATH LEAVES MOTHER WONDERING WHY
August 7, 1994
A Lawrence woman whose son died July 23 in an automobile accident has issued a plea for help.
JAIL OVERCROWDING SPURS BUDGET DECISIONS
August 7, 1994
Voices from the street Q1: Where do you rank crime on your list of local concerns?
OFF TO KYRGYZSTAN
August 7, 1994
The members of the delegation from Kansas University and Heart to Heart that traveled to Kyrgyzstan to help distribute 70 tons of medical supplies were Dr. Gary Morsch of Heart to Heart and George Woodyard, KU dean of International Studies; Heart to Heart staff members Barbi Moore and Barb Nielson of Olathe; KU Medical Center staff members Judith Reagan and Robin Larsen; KU pharmacy student Jill Brandenburg, Parsons; business people Ree and Terry Merrigan of Overland Park, Jerry Wigglesworth, Manhattan, and Sarah Wigglesworth, Prague, Czech Republic; and KU journalism professor Tom Volek.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 7, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Three hundred compact discs, a mountain bike and a stereo valued together on a police report at $5,500 were taken between 8 p.m. last Sunday and noon Monday from a residence in the 2400 block of Alabama, Lawrence police reported Saturday.
BIRTHS
August 7, 1994
Mike and Melanie Bartlow, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rone, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
STORE OWNER UPSET BY OK FOR VENDOR AT 4-H FAIR
August 7, 1994
A Lawrence business owner spoke out recently about what she saw as a double standard in local law enforcement.
BAZAAR GIVES GLIMPSE INTO KYRGYZ LIFE
August 7, 1994
The Grand Bazaarin Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, offers a glimpse into more than another marketplace; it is a microcosm of the nation itself.
IS THERE ANY LIMIT ON HOW MUCH OF THEIR OWN MONEY CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS CAN SPEND TO GET ELECTED?
August 7, 1994
No. It’s considered free speech, and candidates can spend as much as they can afford. In the first three months of this year, 45 contenders for House seats spent at least $50,000 of their own money on their campaigns. That’s not surprising when you consider that one out of every six members of Congress is a millionaire, a rate roughly 35 times higher than the share of millionaires in the population as a whole. I have heard that something in potato peels may be harmful. Is there anything to this?
August 7, 1994
In a recent AP poll of 665 adults, 70 percent of those who consider themselves baseball fans said the players should not go on strike. If there is a strike, of course, both players and owners stand to lose millions of dollars in salaries and revenues. So if fans don’t want a strike, and the players and owners will lose money, then why are the players doing it? Are they spoiled? Greedy? Getting bad advice?
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE PUTS KU ON HOLD
August 7, 1994
Kansas’ freshman football players reported to campus on Friday, and coach Glen Mason promptly announced that half of them have not been certified by the NCAA. Half??? Surely, Mason was exaggerating. Nope.
SHRINE BOWL AT HASKELL
August 7, 1994
For the first time in his life, Charles Graham lost a football game at Haskell Stadium. But he did everything he could to prevent it. Graham, formerly of Lawrence High, blocked two kicks leading to nine points at Saturday’s Kansas Shrine Bowl. But his East all-star team lost to the West, 18-15, in the Lions’ home stadium.
BEE HARKS BACK TO SIMPLER DAYS
August 7, 1994
McLouth’s annual Threshing Bee shows people how farming was before the invention of modern machinery.
J-W CHANGING SUNDAY FORMAT
August 7, 1994
We’re changing again so we can become more the same. Beginning with today’s Journal-World, we’ll present readers with a Lawrence & State section seven days a week in the paper’s B section.
FAIR AWARDS CEREMONY HONORS 4-H MEMBERS
August 7, 1994
A longtime 4-H member says the organization has helped her build leadership skills.
VIVIAN DAVENPORT
August 7, 1994
Services for Vivian A. Davenport, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hallenbeck officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Davenport died Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, at her home.
CORN CROP PREDICTIONS
August 7, 1994
too generous, some say Some predictions comparing the quality of this year’s corn crop to that of two years ago are overly optimistic.
WALLETS
August 7, 1994
Jess Bost worries just like a lot of people. The 76-year-old Lawrence construction worker sees news reports of violence and a rising number of young people pulling triggers instead of cracking books.
ADDED JUDGE WILL HELP EASE COURT BACKLOG
August 7, 1994
A fifth judge will help relieve stockpiled caseloads in district court.
SERVERS LEARN TO JUDGE FINE LINE OF DRUNKENESS
August 7, 1994
Most local bars will close from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for a server-education program.