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CITY, KU ACT TO PREVENT VAPOR WOES
February 14, 1994
After two city sanitation haulers inhaled chemical vapors from a Malott Hall dumpster, a new trash pickup method will be deployed.
DETAILS SOUGHT IN STABBING CASE
February 14, 1994
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Curtis J. Thomas got a copy of a court order from his Lawrence attorney and drove his company car to Baldwin to pick up his sons, ages 7 and 8. The court order said Thomas, 28, could see his sons on the second weekend of every month.
AAU MEET
February 14, 1994
As the National Youth Indoor Track and Field Championships closed Sunday at Anschutz Pavilion, one thing was clear: There’s something in the air, water or soil in Texas and California that produces top track athletes. More than 30 of the 82 events were won by athletes from the Lone Star or Golden states. Kansas had some winners, as well.
SUMMER FLOODS, WINTER MEMORIES
February 14, 1994
Flood survivors — and their hungry neighbors — celebrated together on Sunday.
REPORTERS
February 14, 1994
The case of the invasion of the home of Germaine Greer by an alleged homeless man is another example of the damaging extremes to which some media people will go to get a questionable story. We have still another example of how some media people try to make news rather than report or analyze it.
CAR DEALERS LOOK TO PUT BRAKES ON SUNDAY SALES
February 14, 1994
The state’s car dealers are at it again — trying to get the Legislature to outlaw Sunday car sales in Kansas.
PROF CREATES NEW LINCOLN PORTRAIT
February 14, 1994
Abraham Lincoln’s life inspired more books than any historical figure except Jesus and Shakespeare. In May, a KU professor adds to the list with “The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.”
LHS NOTES
February 14, 1994
Jack Schreiner can sum up all he knows about Olathe East’s boys basketball team in two words: Carter Arnett. “That’s pretty much it,” said Schreiner, Lawrence High’s coach. “They’ve got a pretty good point guard. But if you’re going to beat them, you have to stop Carter Arnett.”
KU FOLLOW-UP
February 14, 1994
Roy Williams reprimanded himself after Kansas’ 68-64 loss to Kansas State on Jan. 17 at Allen Fieldhouse. He didn’t pat himself on the back after Saturday’s 65-56 win over the Wildcats in Manhattan. However he could have, as there is evidence that some coaching decisions helped the Jayhawks.
KU WOMEN STORY
February 14, 1994
A career high-tying performance by Angela Aycock. Some clutch shots by Ericka Muncy. Fifty percent shooting. Kansas needed it all for a 64-56 women’s basketball victory over Nebraska on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
SNOW JORDAN AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS
February 14, 1994
Great thoughts and other assorted unsolicited opinions while wondering if anyone will send me a Valentine … If Michael Jordan hadn’t opted for a secondary career in baseball, do you suppose he would have tried to make the Winter Olympics in a four-man bobsled? To tell the truth, Air Mike probably would have made a heckuva luger, but you REALLY have to want the luge …
NEW BALDWIN CITY CLERK GOT ON-THE-JOB TRAINING IN LAWRENCE
February 14, 1994
A new home, a new job. … What’s next? “Now it’s time for me really to concentrate on my career, and get my kids through high school,” said Penni Porter, who accepted the Baldwin city clerk’s job Tuesday. “I can’t really think of anything better.”
GRASS FIRE FORCES SCHOOL EVACUATION
February 14, 1994
A grass fire fanned by high winds forced the evacuation of Wakarusa Valley School around 1 p.m. today. Terry Morgan, secretary of the school, said the grass fire was first noticed about 11:30 a.m. southwest of the school. The school is southeast of the Clinton Reservoir dam and about five miles southwest of Lawrence.
CURTIS J. THOMAS
February 14, 1994
Services for Curtis J. Thomas, 28, Pierce City, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas died Saturday, Feb. 12, in Lawrence.
JEANE SNELL
February 14, 1994
Services for Jeane Estelle Snell, 73, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Snell died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. She was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Kilmichael, Miss., the daughter of James R. and Alma Bright DeVore, and she was married to James Earl Snell on June 13, 1959, in Miami, Okla.
ARTHUR E. BAILEY
February 14, 1994
Services for Arthur E. Bailey, 92, Quenemo, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Mr. Bailey died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at an Overbrook nursing home where he had lived since April 1992.
CLEARINGHOUSE CLEAR AS MUD ON ELIGIBILITY
February 14, 1994
If you’re wondering how many of Kansas’ newly signed football recruits qualify academically, get in line. KU has an idea who’ll make it and who won’t. But beginning this year, it has to wait for official notification, and when that comes nobody knows.
THE VOICE AT CENTER COURT
February 14, 1994
A KU senior belts out the national anthem at men’s basketball games in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU STUDENT REPORTS RAPE
February 14, 1994
An 18-year-old Kansas University student told police she was sexually assaulted by two men as she left a party late Friday. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said the victim was attending a party at the Kappa Sigma fraternity, 1045 Emery, prior to the attack.
KU BASBALL
February 14, 1994
Kansas managed just four hits in a 7-3 loss to North Carolina State in the consolation game of the Oliver Garden Classic on Sunday. The Jayhawks dropped three of four games at the season-opening classic.
DAWNA JEAN SNAVELY JACH
February 14, 1994
Services for Dawna Jean Snavely Jach, 42, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Willems officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jach died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 14, 1994
Dismissals Shirley Fay Woods and baby girl, Frankfort; Jennifer Sue Courtney and baby boy, McLouth; Jennifer Jill Jones and baby girl, Lawrence; Angelica Maria Huber and baby girl, Overbrook.
NO LOVE LOST FOR V-DAY
February 14, 1994
My first clear memory of Valentine’s Day is from the first grade, which was when I was introduced to the concept of giving everyone — including the classmates I hated — a Valentine’s Day card. To accommodate all these cards, every member of the class also had to make a Valentine’s Day card box. From this stemmed the dreaded box-judging competition.
DAMAGE MAY TOP $250,000 IN CO-OP BLAST
February 14, 1994
Damages from a grain-dust explosion at a Lawrence elevator last week could exceed $250,000, a company official said today. Cleanup at the Farmers Co-op Assn. south elevator, 20th and Moodie Road, is still expected to take 30 to 60 days, said Ken Larsen, the co-op’s general manager.
HARASSMENT POLICY HAS SOME CRITICS IN SCHOOL DISTRICT
February 14, 1994
For years, the Lawrence Education Assn. has pushed for a policy on sexual harassment in the Lawrence school district. The Lawrence school board will consider such a policy tonight, but at least one member of the LEA is far from happy.
CITY MAKING PLANS TO HANDLE FLOODS
February 14, 1994
Lawrence city government did plenty right during the height of last summer’s flooding, but there’s always room for improvement, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “You learn something from every disaster,” he said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 14, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * An Arabian horse valued on police reports at $3,500 was taken about 3 p.m. Sunday from a field at 346 E. 1100 Road.
DEATH
February 14, 1994
The death of a Lawrence infant Sunday, has led to the arrest of the baby’s father on suspicion of first-degree murder and child abuse.
HELEN L. WARBINTON
February 14, 1994
Services for Helen L. Warbinton, 92, Harper, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elliott Funeral Home, Harper, with the Rev. Carol Hallman officiating. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery. Mrs. Warbinton died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at the Harper Hospital.
BLANCHE O. SALISBURY
February 14, 1994
Services for Blanche O. Salisbury, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Salisbury died Saturday, Feb. 12, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.