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G. LEONARD TARR
February 10, 1994
Services for G. Leonard Tarr, 90, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Hardy Oak Cemetery, south of McLouth. Mr. Tarr died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JOHN WAGNER
February 10, 1994
John Wagner, 75, Lawrence, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. No services are planned. He was cremated. Mr. Wagner was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Chetopa, the son of John and Mary Hazel Cook Wagner. He grew up in Emporia and attended Emporia public schools.
NETTENA I. MCMURRY
February 10, 1994
Services for Nettena I. “Tena” McMurry, 81, Hutchinson, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Elliot Mortuary Chapel here. The Rev. James W. Wert will preside. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Elmer. Mrs. McMurry died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1994, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
KU GALS NOTES
February 10, 1994
“There’s no place like home” has heightened meaning for Kansas’ women’s basketball team. The Jayhawks will be back in Allen Fieldhouse for two games this weekend, and they couldn’t be happier about it.
TWO MEN ROB LOCAL MOTEL
February 10, 1994
Two masked robbers held up a Lawrence motel Wednesday night and made off with nearly $400 in cash, Lawrence police reported. Police arrested a 32-year-old Lawrence man shortly after a motel employee provided a license number of the getaway car.
HAILS AREA WOMAN
February 10, 1994
McLouth resident Pam Mooney’s dream neared reality when she made it onstage for “The Price is Right.”
ZELMA ELAINE JONES
February 10, 1994
Services for Zelma Elaine Jones, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald D. Mickley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1994, at her home.
PIKE CRASH INJURES TWO
February 10, 1994
A Life Flight helicopter airlifted two elderly people from an accident scene on the Kansas Turnpike this morning after the car they were in jumped a guardrail and flipped onto an embankment, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Both people, a man and a woman, are believed to be from Topeka. They were taken to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Their condition was unknown at presstime. A witness said the woman showed no signs of consciousness while authorities responded to the emergency.
CARE CENTER TRIAL DELAYED
February 10, 1994
A trial for a Lawrence man accused of illegally operating a child-care center has been rescheduled. Brian Tolefree was scheduled to go to trial this week on 20 counts of operating the former Tree House Day Care Center, 200 Mount Hope Ct., without a license.
CITY TO CONSIDER SIGN ORDINANCE
February 10, 1994
Mayor John Nalbandian took fellow city commissioners on a slide-show tour of his hometown Wednesday, with pictures from his Christmas vacation in Los Angeles. More than a dozen images flashed on the screen at city hall: a McDonald’s restaurant, the Crossroads Center, a Chevron gasoline station …
UNION
February 10, 1994
Icy air invaded the Kansas Union on Wednesday, causing a 2-inch water line to freeze and break on the building’s main floor. James Long, director of the Kansas Union, said water from the pressurized pipe ran down elevator shafts and stairs from the main level, or fourth floor, to the first level.
SUMMER JOBS FOR YOUTH BILL PROPOSED
February 10, 1994
A Lawrence legislator wants to provide jobs for low-income youths as a pro-active way to fight crime.
FREDERICK ON TV DEALS
February 10, 1994
The Big Eight is girding itself against a possible deal between the Southeast Conference and CBS, Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick said Wednesday. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Southeast Conference and Big East had cut deals to have their football games televised on CBS for five years starting in 1996.
DRAMATIST FEATURED IN JOURNAL
February 10, 1994
A Lawrence dramatist known for her one-woman performances was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Kay Kuhlmann, 44, will take her characters, which include first ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman and Hillary Clinton, on the road later this year. Her performances are scheduled at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
S PRINCIPAL TO HEAD NEW SCHOOL
February 10, 1994
Cordley School Principal Janet Broers, who has been recommended as principal of Sunflower School, says she’ll consider Cordley’s needs in deciding which Cordley staff to take with her.
INMATE BEATEN IN COUNTY JAIL
February 10, 1994
A 39-year-old Lawrence man was beaten in his Douglas County jail cell Wednesday night by another inmate, authorities reported. The man, who was arrested Wednesday afternoon on an arson warrant, was in a multi-person cell at the jail at 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was attacked, said a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
DORA G. ANDERSON
February 10, 1994
Services for Dora G. Anderson, 89, Paola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home in Paola. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1994, at the Miami County Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 10, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lawrence police reported a compact disc player and one CD were taken between 9:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday from a vehicle parked at 1711 W. 23rd. Damage to the vehicle and the loss of contents were estimated on a police report at $1,039.
CONFLICTING REVIEWS
February 10, 1994
When the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the Clinton health program clashes with the White House’s ideas and figures, then it’s time for good answers rather than more huckstering. Speaking in Shreveport, La., this week, President Bill Clinton struck out at what he says is “propaganda” being spread by the insurance industry and other opponents of his various proposals for change, including the controversial federal health care program.
POOR SHOOTING
February 10, 1994
Kansas isn’t the only men’s college basketball team experiencing shooting problems. This week’s NCAA statistics indicate that 11 teams are shooting better than 50 percent from the field.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 10, 1994
Dismissals Laura Cloud and baby girl, Lawrence.
PREP RULERS TAKE STEPS TO FAIRNESS
February 10, 1994
The Kansas State High School Activities Assn. may be just one step away from taking a step toward the modern era. The KSHSAA executive board, at its January meeting, voted unanimously to submit to its board of directors changes in the two-on-a-team rule, the most antiquated of the association’s rules.
LHS NOTES
February 10, 1994
Early on, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner was worried about the Lions’ ability to finish. Now his worry is their ability to open.
TERM LIMITS GAIN STEAM
February 10, 1994
The movement to limit terms of elected officials in Kansas got a jump start during a rally Wednesday at the Capitol.
INSURANCE FRAUD BILL INTRODUCED
February 10, 1994
Lawrence’s state senator says her insurance fraud bill would save Kansans millions of dollars.
BOUNDARY CHANGES IN OFFING
February 10, 1994
Plenty of discussion on both elementary and junior high boundaries is in store for the Lawrence school board.
CITY OFFICIAL SAYS PLANNING SHOULD VALUE DIVERSITY
February 10, 1994
Lawrence is a successful community heading into the 21st century, but there’s still work to be done, a city administrator said. Rod Bremby, assistant city manager, said current debate about the South Lawrence Trafficway’s impacts on environmental and Native American religious areas showed just how far Lawrence and Douglas County have left to go.
KU BASEBALL NOTES
February 10, 1994
Last year’s College World Series berth, school record for wins and second-place finish in the Big Eight are now a part of Kansas’ baseball legacy. And Friday, when the 25th-ranked Jayhawks open the 1994 season, that’s all they are.