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FIREFIGHTERS UNABLE TO SAVE HOME
February 24, 1994
Beset by cold and a limited water supply, firefighters were unable to save a rural Lawrence home that caught fire Wednesday evening.
DISTRICT COURT
February 24, 1994
Civil case proceedings * Jason White, Lawrence, has filed an answer to a lawsuit alleging that he extorted $1,100 from a former Lawrence family. The answer denies all allegations set forth in the lawsuit and asks that the court strike the family’s request for punitive and other damages of at least $50,000. The plaintiffs, the Gail and Richard Sattilaro family, have alleged that White demanded money from Gail Sattilaro in exchange for White’s silence about an extramarital affair.
RALLY FALLS SHORT
February 24, 1994
Kansas’ basketball players didn’t warm up prior to the second-half tip on Wednesday night. No jump shots. No layups. No free throws. No stretching.
JERKOVICH SERVICES
February 24, 1994
Services for George C. Jerkovich, 67, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center with the Rev. Vincent Krische officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence, followed by a reception at 1 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Jerkovich, a professor of Soviet and East European studies at Kansas University and curator of Slavic collections at KU’s Watson Library, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
IDEA
February 24, 1994
Planning commissioners look forward to revitalizing downtown’s eastern edge, but first they want to see more parking.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 24, 1994
Dismissals Charlicia Lacole Hicks, Lawrence; Anna Elizabeth Park and baby girl, Lawrence.
SCHOOL ROOMS ARE HELPFUL RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
February 24, 1994
Parent rooms established at New York School and Central Junior High School are helping parents feel more welcome.
EVELYN M. HOWELL
February 24, 1994
Services for Evelyn M. Howell, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 24, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A navigation radio valued at $1,100 was stolen between Jan. 4 and Feb. 20, from a plane parked at Lawrence Municipal Airport, police said. No arrests have been made in the case.
EXPENSE OF CARE
February 24, 1994
To the editor: I would like to express my views on the politics of health care. It is bad faith to be a principled deficit hawk and simultaneously express consternation over attempts to seriously address this public issue. Health care costs too much. It costs individuals too much; it costs families too much; it costs businesses too much; it costs governments too much. We have to figure out how to reduce costs and how to spread them around equitably.
GEORGINA GERMANN
February 24, 1994
Services for Georgina Germann, 96, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.
LIONS STILL HAVE SHOT AT SUNFLOWER CROWN
February 24, 1994
Lawrence High still has an outside shot at the Sunflower League boys basketball title. Trouble is, Shawnee Mission South does, too.
FUN WAY TO HELP
February 24, 1994
Supporting Rock Chalk Revue also supports Douglas County. Area residents have an opportunity this weekend to support a Kansas University tradition and their community all at the same time.
UNMANNED POLICE CAR HEADS OFF ON ITS OWN, HITS PARKED CAR
February 24, 1994
An unattended police car crashed into a Volvo parked in a driveway in the 1700 block of Tennessee Wednesday night. According a police report, police officer Mike Schneider was assigned to assist Douglas County Ambulance Service with a medical emergency at about 4:57 p.m. at 1645 Tenn.
LION HARVEY NOT IN AWE OF STATE AURA
February 24, 1994
The first time Robert Harvey walked into the high school state wrestling meet, his jaw just about dropped to the mat. “I was like, ‘Whoa, this is big,’” recalled Harvey. “They’ve got nine mats. The first time you see a wrestling area that big, nobody knows what to expect.”
JAYHAWKS NEVER DOUBTED
February 24, 1994
Twenty-four point halftime deficits are most generally difficult to overcome. Yet Kansas sliced a 58-34 margin to a mere three points — 90-87 — with 36 seconds left on Wednesday night. Nebraska kept its composure and hung on to beat KU, 96-87, but the Jayhawks believe they made a statement with their comeback.
LANDOWNER SEEKS RURAL ZONING CHANGE
February 24, 1994
Planners will consider ways to help businesses operate in agricultural areas.
CLASS ACT
February 24, 1994
Forget the figure skating soap opera, speed skater Bonnie Blair is America’s greatest female Olympic champion — in more ways than one. The classiest woman on ice skates at Wednesday’s Olympic competition wasn’t Nancy Kerrigan, and it certainly wasn’t Tonya Harding.
HUSKERS CREDIT ROWDY CROWD
February 24, 1994
So this is what it’s like. Eric Piatkowski could have gotten used to playing for a basketball school. “Tonight was by far the best crowd we’ve ever had. For four years, I’ve played in all the Big Eight arenas, and tonight this place was as good as any I’ve played in,” Nebraska’s senior forward said after scoring 33 points in the Huskers’ 96-87 win over Kansas at the jam-packed Devaney Center.
SCHOOL EXPULSIONS TARGETED IN BILL
February 24, 1994
Two Lawrence legislators have different views on a bill increasing punishment for misconduct in public schools.
AMBULANCE WORKERS HONORED
February 24, 1994
Douglas County commissioners presented awards Wednesday to standout personnel of the Douglas County Ambulance Service in 1993. The daily reward for emergency employees is knowing that they helped someone, said Ted McFarlane, director of emergency medical services and emergency preparedness. He said recognizing that service on a yearly basis as well helped build teamwork.
TASK FORCE SAYS KU MUST SHOW STRONG SUPPORT FOR GAYS
February 24, 1994
Members of KU’s Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns Task Force say the university must be more accepting of people of various sexual orientations.
FHSU, EMPORIA GAIN ENROLLMENT
February 24, 1994
COMMISSION APPROVES COUNTY REORGANIZATION
February 24, 1994
A change in the administrative hierarchy at Douglas County is official, and the new format should save taxpayers $80,000 annually, the county administrator said. County commissioners passed the reorganization after little discussion Wednesday night.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 24, 1994
Kansas University police reports * A KU student was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after a sledding accident at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday northwest of Potter Lake on the KU campus, officers reported today. Police said Sarah Sifers struck a tree while riding a saucer sled down a hill between Memorial Stadium and Joseph R. Pearson Residence Hall. Sifers complained of back injuries, police said.
BAHM SERVICES
February 24, 1994
Services for Ruth A. Bahm, 74, were Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Dighton, with the Rev. Barbara Snell officiating. Burial was in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Bahm died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994, at the Lane County Long Term Care Unit in Dighton.
94 FUND-RAISING CHAIRMAN
February 24, 1994
The division manager of the local electric utility today was named chair of the 1994-95 United Way of Douglas County campaign. Steve Johnson, Lawrence division manager of KPL, was introduced as drive chair by United Way president Diane Mullens.