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S. TRAFFICWAY CONTRACTOR TO BE CHOSEN NEXT WEEK
June 9, 1994
Bulldozers could move the first pile of dirt in the construction of the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway by late summer, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced. The bid process for preparing a four-mile section of ground for surfacing will open June 16, Anita Helt, public information officer for KDOT, said. Once a contractor is selected, work can begin within a month, she said.
REGENTS TO CHOOSE SUCCESSOR
June 9, 1994
Kansas higher education officials are gearing up the search for a new KU chancellor.
KNOWLES SERVICES
June 9, 1994
Services for Randy R. “Skip” Knowles, 35, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Light will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Knowles died Wednesday, June 8, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
2020 STUDIES RESIDENTIAL NEEDS
June 9, 1994
A goal of the Horizon 2020 strategic plan should be to make housing available in Lawrence for a variety of income levels, the Horizon 2020 steering committee decided Wednesday night. The steering committee, which has been meeting weekly to review and revise the plan, consolidated goals in the budding strategic plan for low-, middle- and high-income housing, said Jean Milstead, the steering committee chair. Horizon 2020 is a strategic plan to guide land use and economic development in the city and county for the next 25 years.
S RUNNING MATE SHARES GOALS FOR ECONOMY
June 9, 1994
A state senator running for lieutenant governor says her main goal is to create new jobs for Kansans.
S CONTRACT OFFER
June 9, 1994
Lawrence firefighters have decided not to treat a tentative contract like a four-alarm fire. Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 1596 opted Wednesday evening to postpone a vote on a proposed work agreement struck on Monday between union and city negotiators.
ABORTION DOCTOR PLEADS INNOCENT
June 9, 1994
An attorney for a Lawrence doctor charged with performing an illegal abortion pleaded innocent this morning on behalf of his client. The plea came during a first appearance in Douglas County District Court for Dr. Dale Clinton, who was charged last month with performing an abortion Sept. 25 on a 13-year-old girl who had not notified her parents and had not received a judicial notification waiver.
DADS TO PRESS CLAIMS FOR VISITATION RIGHTS
June 9, 1994
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 9, 1994
Police reports * Lawrence police today continued to investigate a report of vandalism at 9:25 p.m. Monday at the home of Robert Jerry, dean of the Kansas University law school. Police reported that someone threw a crystal goblet through a window of his home in the 1400 block of Engel, causing $390 damage. Police said a storm window, a pane window and a coffee table were damaged. Lt. Ed Brunt said police had not identified a suspect or a motive.
RAIDERS-OUTLAWS
June 9, 1994
In Game One, the Raiders’ Dustin Smith was a headache for the Kansas City Seminoles. But in Game Two, a literal headache helped the Seminoles gain a split with the top two Lawrence Amateur Baseball Assn. teams.
JAMES GIVES THUMBS UP TO BUDIG
June 9, 1994
Imagine, if you will, walking down Fifth Avenue toward Central Park and asking New Yorkers what they think about a man from Lawrence, Kansas, being named American League president. “Huh, what are you talking about?”
BUDIG TIMELINE
June 9, 1994
1981: * Nebraska native Gene Budig, 42, president of West Virginia University, is hired March 20 as KU’s 14th chancellor. He was WVU’s president from 1977 to 1981 and headed Illinois State University from 1973 to 1977.
KU HOOPS
June 9, 1994
Kansas athletic department officials aren’t ready to print pocket schedules for the 1994-95 men’s basketball season. But the Jayhawks are getting closer and closer to finalizing their upcoming slate of games.
ELBRADER SERVICES
June 9, 1994
The inurnment time has been changed for retired Lt. Col. William C. “Bill” Elbrader, 77, Lawrence. Inurnment will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grantville Cemetery in Grantville. Services were held May 9 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
BUDIG RETROSPECTIVE
June 9, 1994
Gene Budig has been practicing to be a playmaker in the big leagues since his days as a batboy for the McCook Cats. “I made a dollar a game,” Kansas University’s chancellor said, reflecting on his childhood on Nebraska’s high plains. “I learned a lot about people and developed a love for the game.”
3 AT KU APPOINTED TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIPS
June 9, 1994
Kansas University has announced the recipients of distinguished professorships. Three Kansas University faculty members have been named university distinguished professors.
BINGE DRINKING SEEN AS PROBLEM AT KU
June 9, 1994
Binge drinking may be on the increase at KU, coinciding with a national trend reflected in a recent study.
COLLEAGUES LAUD BUDIG SELECTION
June 9, 1994
KU’s chancellor trades his university mortar board for a baseball cap.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 9, 1994
Dismissals Cathleen Kern and baby girl, McLouth.
SEAT
June 9, 1994
Two Democrats and a Republican have come forward to run for the legislative seat held by Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, D-Lawrence.