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SOUND OFF
August 31, 1994
Why are they moving the handicapped parking places in front of the Dillons store on Sixth Street over to the west side of the building? That’s going to make it harder for us to get in and out of the store, and I can’t understand it. “The reason is very simple,” said Ken Keefer, director of advertising and public relations for Dillon Stores of Kansas. “It’s for reasons of safety.”
SOUND OFF
August 31, 1994
Why doesn’t the city commission work to put a bank and a McDonald’s on the east side of town instead of everything going on the west side of town? “Normally speaking, the city commission has very little control over where businesses go,” said Mayor Jo Andersen.
DISMISSALS
August 31, 1994
Lori McCarty and baby girl, Lawrence; Tina Rogers and baby boy, Ozawkie. Births
HARTSOCK COLUMN
August 31, 1994
Marian Washington’s new multi-year contract with Kansas University didn’t bring about a collective feeling of consternation among KU’s other non-revenue coaches. Excitement? Sure. Expectation? Certainly. But consternation? No chance.
DOROTHY SCOTT
August 31, 1994
Services for Dorothy E. Scott, 55, are pending with Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Scott died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HASKELL STUDENTS URGED TO TRUST
August 31, 1994
A convocation speaker challenges Haskell students to change, then pushes them — gently — into action.
STATE SECURITIES COMMISSIONER INVESTIGATES PYRAMID SCHEME
August 31, 1994
KU students should be aware that the scheme is illegal, says Jim Parrish.
CITY CEASES
August 31, 1994
oil collections The city of Lawrence has suspended its collection of used motor oil until further notice.
RUSSELL C. MILLS
August 31, 1994
Services for Russell C. Mills, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 1994, at Adams Alumni Center. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Thursday, Aug. 18, 1994, in Port Angeles, Wash.
NORMA HORNBERGER
August 31, 1994
Services for Norma M. Hornberger, 87, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 1994, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. John Jones officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hornberger died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1994, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
CITY GAUGES TRAFFIC AGAIN
August 31, 1994
THE FUGITIVE
August 31, 1994
Chad A. Beers, 24, Lawrence, has been in and out of jail cells since 1988, when he was sentenced to five to 20 years on a bank robbery conviction in Lawrence.
CALLS SHAPE CANDIDATE POOL
August 31, 1994
A member of the KU chancellor’s search committee on Tuesday outlined a timetable for the selection process.
BOND ISSUE OPPOSITION ORGANIZING
August 31, 1994
Formal opposition to a bond issue for a second high school is in the works, various sources confirmed today. Several individuals have been invited to an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Building. Who sent the invitations remained unconfirmed this morning. A public meeting and announcements will follow in the near future, bond opponents said.
FACULTY EVALUATION CHANGES PROPOSED
August 31, 1994
The guidelines will give the Kansas Board of Regents a standard method to measure teaching effectiveness and progress.
1995 FARM BILL
August 31, 1994
Congress will work on a new bill this year to replace the 1990 farm bill, which expires next year.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 31, 1994
Police reports * Officers were investigating two sex-related reports, possibly involving one man, from women in south Lawrence apartment complexes. A 23-year-old Lawrence woman reported that between 12:15 p.m. and 12:25 p.m. Monday, a man knocked on the door of her apartment in the 2300 block of Murphy and asked to use the telephone. She let the man in, and he grabbed her from behind. The woman told police the man put one hand over her face and tried to unbutton his pants with the other hand. She began screaming, and the man left. She described the attacker as a white man in his 30s, 6-feet-1 and 200 pounds with light brown hair.
FIRE CALLS
August 31, 1994
Lawrence firefighters: * Investigated an electrical short in a fuse box at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 1646 Barker. The fuse box was removed, and KPL, the local electric utility, was notified of the problem.