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BACK TO SCHOOL
January 9, 1994
To the editor: I should like to recommend that adults over the age of 50 consider the free non-credit classes available next semester at Lawrence High School. For instance, if you want to brush up on a language course, study Shakespeare, or learn new computer skills, the Student Services at LHS can help you enroll in such a class or others which are held during the regular school day if there are any seats available.
STORY QUESTIONED
January 9, 1994
To the editor: The sounds of sirens passing our home at 3 in the morning last week heightened my insomnia that night. The horror of the next day’s news fuels it tonight.
AGNES SHMALBERG
January 9, 1994
Services for Agnes M. Shmalberg, 99, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Private burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Shmalberg died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994, at her home.
SOUND OFF
January 9, 1994
I’d like to know why the city puts so much sand and salt on the streets; it’s way out of proportion to the snowfall we’ve had. The streets are pure white with the salt. It’s terrible for the cars and bikes, and for the plants and flowers. Tom Orzulak, assistant director of public works, said he didn’t know exactly how to respond to the question.
SOUND OFF
January 9, 1994
Since the Cold War is now over, why is the Polaris missile in Centennial Park still standing? There aren’t any plans to melt the guns, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
JAYHAWKS PAY TRIBUTE TO FORMER COACH HARP
January 9, 1994
More than 100 former Kansas University basketball players turned out Saturday for a luncheon in honor of former Jayhawk head coach Dick Harp. Bob Frederick, KU athletic director, and KU coach Roy Williams gave Harp a framed piece of the original Allen Fieldhouse floor with his name, coaching years and championships embedded around a Jayhawk.
LEGISLATIVE LINEUP
January 9, 1994
Here are the legislators who’s districts include parts of Douglas County: Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, a Democrat, is the dean of the delegation, having served in the House since 1980. She represents the 46th District, which includes East Lawrence and some areas abutting the Kansas University campus.
WIND SHIFT HELPS COLD SUBSIDE
January 9, 1994
Old Man Winter hasn’t had a great impact on local water pipes, so far, plumbers say.
WICHITA MAN DIES IN WRECK
January 9, 1994
Authorities on Saturday identified a 30-year-old Wichita man who was killed in a one-car accident Friday evening in Franklin County. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said Steven Nickens died when the 1990 Ford Taurus he was driving went off U.S. Interstate 35 about 30 miles southwest of Olathe and overturned.
LAN ELECTS OFFICERS
January 9, 1994
Lawrence’s broadest-ranging neighborhood group has a new set of leaders. Steve Lopes was elected Thursday as chairman of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods (LAN), an organization that serves as the voice of most organization neighborhood groups in the city.
BUILDERS FORECAST BUSY YEAR
January 9, 1994
Homebuilding in Lawrence dipped last year after a record amount of activity in 1992. Saturday, three homebuilders gave their predictions for 1994.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 9, 1994
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
WESTWARD EXPANSION
January 9, 1994
Extending 15th Street about a mile west to County Road 13 is estimated to cost $102,000 for engineering, $20,000 for right-of-way and $1.45 million for construction. The city will consider it during the spring and summer as part of the city’s 1995 capital improvement budget.
FINAL FOUR TEAM MARKS 20 YEARS
January 9, 1994
Kansas University’s 1994 Lettermen’s Reunion gave members of the 1973-74 Jayhawk men’s basketball team a chance to reminisce about their run for No. 1.
BALANCING ACT
January 9, 1994
Spreading racial and socioeconomic groups among the city’s junior high schools is important, but there are other factors to consider. As they work to draw new junior high school boundaries, Lawrence school board members are in the position of trying to balance diversity against practicality.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 9, 1994
DISMISSALS Katherine Merz and baby girl, Lawrence; Maria Dougherty and baby boy, Lawrence.
ZORA A. COTTON
January 9, 1994
Services for Zora Avey Cotton, 78, a former Lawrence resident, are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Cotton died Saturday, Jan. 8, 1994, at South Paris, Maine, where she was living with a son, Clifford Kemberling.
ONE CASH WAS PLENTY FOR CHIEFS
January 9, 1994
If Keith Cash was money in the bank to the Chiefs on Saturday, what did that make his twin brother, Kerry? Counterfeit money, of course.
CITY HOSPITAL ROLLS WITH THE CHANGES
January 9, 1994
Lawrence Memorial Hospital contracts and expands, all with an eye to the future.
SMU THROUGH WITH KU
January 9, 1994
SMU certainly doesn’t want to test the theory that a third time proves to be a charm after Saturday night. Kansas mauled the Mustangs, 91-59, at Allen Fieldhouse for its second victory over Southern Methodist in nine days. The Jayhawks dealt the ‘Stangs a 84-64 loss in the schools’ first meeting in the Golden Harvest Classic at Kemper Arena last Thursday.
HUGH DOWDING
January 9, 1994
Services for Hugh Dowding, 84, Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Dowding died Saturday, Jan. 8, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOWERY MAKES MOST OF SECOND CHANCE
January 9, 1994
Some have read John Milton’s poetry and some have lived John Milton’s poetry. Kansas City place kicker Nick Lowery has done both. “When I went to Dartmouth, freshmen had to read Paradise Lost. I got a good view of heaven and hell, and I think I experienced both today,” Lowery said after his 32-yard field goal gave the Chiefs a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh in overtime Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, pushing them into the AFC divisional playoffs next Sunday in Houston.
INITIATIVE GAINS COOL RECEPTION
January 9, 1994
All but one of Douglas County’s legislators said Saturday they oppose a plan to allow voters to put issues directly on the ballot.
KU WOMEN HOPE FOR SUPPORT AGAINST CU
January 9, 1994
The Kansas’ women’s basketball single-game home attendance record is nearly 13 years old. That will change today if the hopes of those connected with the program are realized. The 12th-ranked Jayhawks will entertain fourth-rated Colorado at noon today in Allen Fieldhouse. A shoe-store chain has been distributing free tickets, and the game will be televised live on channel 62 and the Prime Sports Network, cable channel 45.
KANSAS ROUTS SMU, 91-59
January 9, 1994
Kansas’ returning basketball lettermen were in no hurry to leave Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night. In fact, the two oldest ex-Jayhawks back for reunion weekend didn’t leave their seats prior to the conclusion of KU’s 91-59 rout of Southern Methodist.
SOUND OFF
January 9, 1994
Why are people allowed to park on Lawrence Avenue between Sixth and Harvard, and in particular between Ninth and Harvard? It’s a narrow road and there’s driveways for the houses there. There is enough room for parking on one side of the street, said Terese Gorman, city engineer. Parking is allowed on the west side of Lawrence Avenue.
KENNETH O. BAGBY
January 9, 1994
Kenneth Orin Bagby, 86, Eudora, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 1994, at the Eudora Nursing Center. No services will be scheduled. Cremation is planned. A lifelong resident of Eudora, Mr. Bagby was a farm laborer.
HOLLIDAY SERVICES
January 9, 1994
Services for A. Owen Holliday, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home here with the Rev. Richard A. Todd officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at the funeral home by George Mole from the Lawrence Masonic Lodge.
CHIEFS CLIP PITTSBURGH IN OT
January 9, 1994
The ‘94 Kansas City might not measure up to, say, the ‘83 San Francisco, but in the first round of the AFC playoffs it was still vintage Montana. The Chiefs acquired well-aged Joe Montana to give them the postseason panache they’ve lacked, and he delivered Saturday, rallying them past Pittsburgh 27-24 in overtime Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
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January 9, 1994
Most of Douglas County’s legislators have personal goals for the 1994 session.