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LOCAL BOYS MAKES GOOD
July 24, 1994
He can’t shore up the Chiefs’ secondary or add punch to the Royals’ lineup, and he no longer lives in Kansas City, but somehow, Jim Colbert has captured the affection of KC’s fans. On Saturday, Colbert made his large and supportive following happy with a 7-under-par 63, moving him to 9-under for the tournament and giving him a two-shot lead over Isao Aoki, Larry Gilbert and Graham Marsh heading into today’s final round of the Southwestern Bell Classic at Loch Lloyd Country Club.
LIFE
July 24, 1994
An accident early Saturday resulted in a Lawrence teen-ager’s death, officials said.
PLEASE GIVE ME ONE SPECIFIC EXAMPLE IN WHICH LOTTERY INCOME HAS HELPED LAWRENCE.
July 24, 1994
Jane Elliott, public information officer the Kansas Lottery, provided not one, but a list of 42 Lawrence agencies, businesses and individuals that have received funds for the 1994 fiscal year from the state’s Economic Development Initiatives Fund, which is funded through the Kansas Lottery and parimutuel horse and dog racing. Grants given out through the EDIF to local agencies and businesses include the following: Kansas University Centers of Excellence, $1.1 million; Lawrence Arts Center, grants of $10,150, $2,112, $792 and $2,700 channeled through the Kansas Arts Commission; Oread Laboratories, $19,992 (research grant); Magic Visions Inc., $12,000 (research grant); Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, $1,215 (Kansas Arts Commission grant); Allen Press, $19,780 (industrial retraining project), and Shimadzu Kansas Research Lab, $85,300 (research grant).
LEGISLATOR BLAMES SLATTERY FOR IRS FLAP
July 24, 1994
A legislator is criticizing U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery because work by his office appears to have caused the federal government to seek $214,550 in income taxes not withheld from the checks of state lawmakers. Slattery acknowledged Friday that his office asked the Internal Revenue Service for information about how the Legislature was supposed to withhold taxes from the paychecks of members.
ELIA REITERATES PARKWAY STANCE
July 24, 1994
The proposed Eastern Parkway is dead and should not be supported by a neighborhood plan, an East Lawrence leader said. Mark Kaplan, president of the East Lawrence Improvement Assn., reiterated the association’s long-held stand during a meeting last week. A two-lane road connecting Kansas Highway 10 with downtown Lawrence would destroy the neighborhood and add to the neighborhood’s traffic problems, he said.
S WISH COMES TRUE
July 24, 1994
A local service club and the Make a Wish Foundation pitched in to bring a little boy’s dream to life.
WILDSCAPE WINS GRANTS
July 24, 1994
The Kansas Wildscape Foundation has received two $5,000 grants from the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation Inc. of Delray Beach, Fla. One grant will be used for Wildscape’s proposed “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” pilot program in Wichita. The program is a national drug education initiative designed to promote fishing as a creative, active and healthy alternative to drug and alcohol abuse.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 24, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Tools valued on a police report at $1,245 were taken between 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Funston, Lawrence police reported.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1994
I recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas and was wondering: If Kansas legalized gambling, and if Steve Wynn were to build a 2,000-room hotel-casino in Lawrence, what kind of a sign could he put on it under the existing sign code? That depends on the area, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. But there would be some general guidelines:
NEW LABEL FOR SLT
July 24, 1994
RALPH WHITE
July 24, 1994
Graveside services for Ralph W. White, 97, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Prairie Center Cemetery southeast of Eudora. Mr. White died Friday, July 22, 1994, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
EX-JAYHAWKS TO SQUARE OFF IN AMATEUR FINALS
July 24, 1994
If this week is an example of Matt Gogel’s idea of having fun, it’s a wonder what will happen when he plays seriously. Gogel advanced to the finals of the Kansas Amateur on Saturday at Shadow Glen Golf Club, cruising past Randy Vautravers, 4 and 3. Gogel, a former KU golfer, will face another former Jayhawk, Len Johnsen Jr., in today’s finals.
A YEAR LATER, N. LAWRENCE RECALLS FLOOD
July 24, 1994
The Flood of ‘93 caused much property damage in North Lawrence, but it also helped build a strong community spirit, say residents.
NELSON A GURU TO MINNESOTANS
July 24, 1994
Milford Nelson is someone to write home about. Folks hereabouts say that Nelson is a vanishing breed. Tom Robinson, proprietor of Twin Points Resort on Lake Ossawinnamake, calls Nelson, 56, a throwback to the 19th and early 20th centuries, when a lot of men had a bent for living off the land by hunting and fishing.
KU PROF RETURNS TO POLAND TO LECTURE ON HONORED POET
July 24, 1994
A Holocaust survivor and KU professor from Poland recently returned to that country for the first time in more than 40 years.
BIG 12 SLATES GIVING ALLENHEADACHE
July 24, 1994
You could call it the summer of Tim Allen’s discontent, even though he paints a happy face on what has to be the most frustrating job in America. Allen is an assistant commissioner of the Big Eight Conference, and it is his job to formulate schedules for the new Big 12 Conference.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
July 24, 1994
Primary election candidates must abide by city ordinances for placing yard signs, says City Manager Mike Wildgen.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 24, 1994
DISMISSALS Kristie Conway and baby boy, Lawrence; Sharon Johnson and baby boy, Lawrence; Calvin Rayford, Lawrence; Rita Adam and baby girl, Oskaloosa; Catherine Ward, Lawrence.