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Kansas guns down eagles
December 6, 1994
Kansas canned a school-record dozen three-pointers on Monday night against Coppin State. Impressive? Certainly. But according to senior guard Greg Gurley, that new standard may be in jeopardy many nights this season.
NEW WEIGHT CLASSES HURT LHS WRESTLERS
December 6, 1994
If trying to decide on a lineup for Wednesday’s opener weren’t enough, Lawrence High’s wrestling coach Jim Beltch is trying to become acclimated to the altered weight classes. The 13 new weight classes are 100, 106, 112, 119, 126, 134, 142, 151, 160, 172, 185, 215 and 275.
BETTY M. WEITHERS
December 6, 1994
Services for Betty M. Weithers, 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Weithers died Monday, Dec. 5, 1994, in Kansas City, Mo.
PEARL TURNER
December 6, 1994
Services for Pearl Turner, 79, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery here. Mrs. Turner died Sunday, Dec. 4, 1994, at her daughter’s home in Topeka.
NEIGHBORS OPPOSE RUGBY FIELDS
December 6, 1994
A group of rural residents will take on a local rugby club during Wednesday’s county commission meeting.
SPEAKER CHOICE TELLS OF SWING
December 6, 1994
Abortion, school vouchers and cutting government spending are expected to be prominent issues in the Kansas House, say area legislators.
ECM TO HOST DAILEY LECTURES ON SEX
December 6, 1994
Ask Dennis Dailey — Beginning this week, KU professor Dennis Dailey will answer Journal-World readers’ questions about sex and relationships. To ask a question, send it to
HORIZON 2020 GROUP TO FOCUS ON RURAL AREAS
December 6, 1994
Rural refinements to Douglas County’s evolving comprehensive plan top the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Horizon 2020 steering committee. Members will discuss refinements proposed by the plan’s consultants for the unincorporated areas of the county.
COUNTY APPROVES WEINAUG PAY HIKE
December 6, 1994
The county administrator will get a 5 percent raise for 1995, boosting his annual salary to $74,838.
COMMISSION HAS 1ST CANDIDATE
December 6, 1994
A freelance printer and full-time Libertarian wants to end downtown’s commercial domination, the city’s foray into public transportation and the judicial system’s assault on marijuana smokers — all from a seat on the Lawrence City Commission. Paul N. Longabach, 31, on Monday became the first official candidate for one of three available spots on the five-member commission. Commissioners Doug Compton, John Nalbandian and Bob Schulte all face re-election, if they choose to run.
KU GRAD STUDENTS SEEK JOB INTERVIEW TIPS
December 6, 1994
A survey offered KU graduate students an opportunity to grade the quality of their educational experience.
ALARM ALERTS RESIDENTS IN HOUSE FIRE
December 6, 1994
A candle mounted on a wood-frame entryway sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to a North Lawrence home early today. Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr said an active smoke detector may have prevented a “real problem” for two people in the house who escaped uninjured.
CROSSING GUARD COVERED IN CROSSWALK
December 6, 1994
Jan Hurst took the good news with concerned skepticism. Monday night, the crossing guard learned — this time directly — that she was covered by city insurance each time she helped Cordley schoolchildren cross 19th Street.
CLUB AIMS TO GIVE TEENS A PLACE TO GO
December 6, 1994
Area teen-agers will have a new place to dance, hang out and play video games on weekends during the winter break.
MYRTLE E. BROEKER
December 6, 1994
Services for Myrtle E. Broeker, 91, Ozark, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Broeker died Saturday, Dec. 3, 1994, at the home of her daughter in Ozark, Mo.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 6, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Stereo equipment valued at $1,100 was reported stolen between Nov. 26 and 27 from a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Edgelea, Lawrence police reported today. Entry to the 1993 Geo tracker was gained by tearing the vehicle’s removable top. The report indicated damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,200.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 6, 1994
Ambulance report The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
FUND FOR BAKER HALL GROWS
December 6, 1994
A campaign to renovate a Baker University building recently drew seven gifts totaling $375,000. The donations were part of a $3.1 million fund-drive to renovate Mabee Memorial Hall, a three-story building housing faculty offices and classrooms as well as a gymnasium, weight room and training room.
DRUG UNIT ARRESTS TRIO
December 6, 1994
Two Kansas City, Kan., men remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following their arrest in connection with drug-related charges and the seizure of about 10 grams of what is believed to be cocaine. The men, ages 22 and 23, and a 20-year-old man also from Kansas City, Kan., who was released after posting a $500 bond, were arrested around 5 p.m. Monday by officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
WAYNE E. STARKEY
December 6, 1994
Inurnment for Wayne E. Starkey, 61, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence. Mr. Starkey died Monday, Nov. 28, 1994, at the Poder Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
SOUND OFF
December 6, 1994
Please settle several bets. When was Kansas University established? What year was the first bachelor’s degree awarded? Finally, who was the first chancellor? The KU office of Institutional Research and Planning was kind enough to include historical information about the university’s early years in its “Profiles” book, which is jammed with statistics.
ADMISSIONS
December 6, 1994
Bonnie L. Brannan, Ottawa. Dismissals
CLARK SERVICES
December 6, 1994
Services for Juanita I. Clark, 95, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Stanley Counts officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died Sunday, Dec. 4, 1994, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
OSTERTAG DISPLAYS OPEN-COURT SKILLS
December 6, 1994
Now Greg Ostertag knows what it feels like to be a major college basketball point guard. Kansas’ 7-foot-2, 270-pound center stole a Coppin State pass at halfcourt, dribbled down court, put the ball behind his back, and raced in for a slam dunk past a helpless Sidney Goodman.
KU-IU NOTES
December 6, 1994
It doesn’t happen often, but visiting teams can win in Indiana’s Assembly Hall. “When I was at North Carolina, we played them in Bloomington and we were victorious. I’m 1-0 there. I’d like to see it get to 2,” KU coach Roy Williams said, grinning.
FOR HADLY, ONE MORE INDUCTION THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED PERMANENT FLOATING FOOTBALL SHRINE IN NEW YORK IS THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION AND COLLEGE HALL OF FAME INC.
December 6, 1994
Tonight, the NFF & CHF Inc. will formally induct Kansas icon John Hadl and 11 other former players during a black tie $400-a-plate affair in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria. Wait a minute. Is this deja vu?
MADONNA K. MEYER
December 6, 1994
Services for Madonna K. Meyer, 82, Oskaloosa, are pending at Barnett Funeral Home here. Mrs. Meyer died Monday, Dec. 5, 1994, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
S RULING RAINS ON UMBRELLA ART DISPLAY
December 6, 1994
It may be art, but the city says there’s just too much of it in an East Lawrence yard.
KU SOLAR SYSTEM SHINES IN CONTEST
December 6, 1994
KU took second place in a national solar engineering project, which was hindered by Mother Nature.
HAASE HOPES TO SHED STREAK TAG
December 6, 1994
The label of streak shooter never has appealed to Kansas sophomore Jerod Haase. “I’m trying to get out of that label,” said Haase, who scored a career-high 22 points on eight-of-13 shooting in the Jayhawks’ 91-69 victory over Coppin State on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
FIRE CALLS
December 6, 1994
Lawrence firefighters: * Investigated a false alarm at 1:31 p.m. Monday, at Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tenn.
SOME DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS EASE PAIN OF HOLIDAY PARKING
December 6, 1994
Parking meters are designed to encourage turnover and discourage long-term parking — but shoppers sometimes forget to feed them.