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S WOE DELAYS TRIAL
August 25, 1994
A freak accident involving a juror forced a temporary postponement of the rape trial of a former Kansas University graduate assistant football coach. As jurors assembled today to begin their second day of deliberation in the trial of Jeffrey E. Shanks, 27, District Judge Ralph M. King Jr. told them that one juror was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after he aspirated on a blueberry while eating dinner.
OK KEEPS PLANS ON TARGET
August 25, 1994
Target officials cleared the final administrative hurdle Wednesday for building a new discount supercenter along South Iowa Street. Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners unanimously approved Target’s plans for including a seasonal shopping area on their site along the west side of Iowa Street, between 31st and 33rd streets.
SCULPTURE STOLEN FROM MASSSTREET
August 25, 1994
The “Restrained Cube” has been liberated. Lawrence police reported today that someone pried the sculpture, which was on display in the city’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, from its pedestal on the west sidewalk in the 800 block of Massachusetts overnight Tuesday and took it away.
POLL
August 25, 1994
Students who attend colleges with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates and work part-time jobs less than 10 hours a week are the most satisfied, a new survey says. A 30-question poll with nearly 1,000 college undergraduates last spring for Money magazine showed:
LHS FOOTBALL
August 25, 1994
Lawrence High’s football performance at the annual preseason sports jamboree received mixed reviews from head coach Dick Purdy. A late scoring drive by the Red team — the Lions’ No. 1 offense — highlighted the Red’s 13-0 victory on Wednesday night at Haskell Stadium.
JEFFERSON COUNTY OKS BUDGET
August 25, 1994
At its meeting Monday, the Jefferson County Commission approved an $8.6 million budget for the upcoming year. The budget, which passed 2-1 with Rick Shaw, 2nd District Commissioner, opposed, won’t require lifting the legislative tax lid. Shaw refused to sign the budget because no plan to black-top county roads was included in the document.
QUICK THINKING HELPS SAVELIFE
August 25, 1994
A local woman helped a small child breathe easier — literally — on Monday.
OPENING DATE NOT YET SET FOR CENTRAL
August 25, 1994
The man in charge of renovations is confident that Central Junior High School will be ready for students Friday.
MASONIC LODGE TO BRING CIRCUS TO TOWN NEXT WEEK
August 25, 1994
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the circus is coming to town next weekend. The Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus will perform four shows Sept. 2 and 3 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 19th and Harper streets.
JAN LOUIS BONGA
August 25, 1994
Services for Jan Louis Bonga, 50, Denver, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Events Center in Denver. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Bonga died Sunday, Aug. 21, 1994, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 25, 1994
Police reports * A dispute during a softball game led to an aggravated battery about 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holcom Sports Complex, Lawrence police reported today. Police reported that a shoving match broke out during the game between a 33-year-old Lawrence man and an opposing player, a 32-year-old Lawrence man. Police said the umpire called off the game, and the two men left the field. As they were leaving, the younger man reportedly grabbed the other man’s softball bat and struck him on the left wrist. Police reported that the victim went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released for a bruise on the wrist. The 32-year-old man was arrested for aggravated battery and remained in the Douglas County Jail today without bond.
NU FAVORED TO REPEAT FEAT ATOP LEAGUE
August 25, 1994
By the time you read this — and here I assume somebody will be reading this — I should be back at my own little home, just a few hours away from sleeping in my own bed. In the off-chance that you’ve missed me, I’ve spent the past eight days on the road with the Big Eight Skywriters for their whirlwind tour of the league.
MONEY MAGAZINE DROPS KU FROM LIST
August 25, 1994
A small Florida college repeats as Money magazine’s top higher education bargain.
ROSE CONCANNON
August 25, 1994
Services for Rose Concannon are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
BEAVERS ERECT DRAINAGE DISPUTE
August 25, 1994
A dispute over a drainage district’s proposal to clear a ditch has mushroomed into an environmental debate.
MU SIDEBAR
August 25, 1994
The popular jury still may be out, but Larry Smith, after a full week sequestered with his new Missouri football team, already has reached his verdict. The Tigers, Smith said, will win.
TIGERS SKYWRITERS
August 25, 1994
If not for a little coaching foresight, Missouri’s M&Ms linebacking duo might have melted away long ago. When Travis McDonald and Darryl Major reported to the MU campus back in 1991, both were trying out for the same spot.
MCLOUTH PREVIEW
August 25, 1994
An unavoidable byproduct of success is increased expectation. But a football program that once endured a 22-game losing streak welcomes any degree of success and the expectations that come with it.
LHS GRAD HANDLES STATE DEPARTMENT JOB DIPLOMATICALLY
August 25, 1994
An LHS graduate recently spent 10 weeks learning about Greece, Turkey and Cyprus as an intern for the State Department.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 25, 1994
Births Barent and Sonja Raye, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.