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June 14, 1994
Cameras have given school-bus drivers an extra set of eyes.
WELLS EXPECTS APPEALS OF STATE DEATH PENALTY
June 14, 1994
The Douglas County DA says the state’s death penalty may be unconstitutional, based on a judicial review of Virginia’s capital punishment law.
TONGANOXIE SCHOOLS LOOK FOR WAYS TO TRIM BUDGET
June 14, 1994
Beginning next summer, Tonganoxie students will have to pay if they want to take driver’s education. The Tonganoxie School Board Monday night approved a motion to move the driver’s education program to the summer and charge $50 for the class.
WALTERS TO GET A FRESH START
June 14, 1994
Rex Walters did a lot of sitting during his first year in the NBA. The former Kansas University standout insists, however, that his confidence never wavered as he played a reserve role, averaging 3.4 points in 48 games for the New Jersey Nets.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR AUGUST PRIMARY IS JULY 18
June 14, 1994
The deadline for registering to vote for this summer’s primary elections is about five weeks away. Voters seeking to cast ballots for statewide elections for Democratic and Republican party candidates in the Aug. 2 primary elections must file by 9 p.m. July 18, says Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes.
WILLA SCHAAKE
June 14, 1994
Services for Willa Charlotte Schaake, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence with the Rev. Virgil L. Brady officiating. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Schaake died Sunday, June 12, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
EDWARD HEUERTZ
June 14, 1994
Services for Edward Francis “Eddie” Heuertz, 44, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mr. Heuertz died Saturday, June 11, 1994, in Topeka.
KIDS VOTE DEBATE TO FEATURE EX-AG
June 14, 1994
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. William Barr will take part in a debate on crime this month at Kansas University. And although President Clinton won’t be there, the podium he used in the 1992 Presidential Debates will.
POLES ARE A PAIN, BUT LIFE IS GREAT
June 14, 1994
They hang in the garage of Scott Huffman’s West Lawrence home, out of the way during non-working hours. But you’d better believe the tools of the pole vaulter’s trade — 17-foot long, 80-pound poles — take up space when it’s time for Huffman, the United States’ No. 1-ranked pole vaulter, to hit the road.
TAX LID ISSUE MAY BE PUT ON THE BALLOT
June 14, 1994
Voters have until Aug. 1 to sign a petition that could recapture the county commission’s 1995 budget under the state tax lid.
LOCAL TEEN GETS TOP BOYS STATE JOB
June 14, 1994
A Lawrence teen-ager learned a lot about the ups and downs of politics at American Legion Boys State.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 14, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Stereo equipment, a pistol, two rifles, a shotgun, a computer and several other items were taken between 7:40 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. Monday from a residence in the 100 block of Tumbleweed, Lawrence police reported today. The items were valued together on a police report at $6,440.
BALDWIN DISTRICT OKS NEW HEALTH CURRICULUM
June 14, 1994
Sixth- and seventh-graders in the Baldwin school district will learn about more than just the birds and the bees next year in their health classes. In a 7-0 vote, the school board adopted a new health curriculum that includes such topics as contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and homosexuality.
CORCORAN
June 14, 1994
Services for Edward J. “Corky” Corcoran, 77, Yukon, Okla., formerly of Atchison, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. The Rev. Barbara Girod will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. Mr. Corcoran died Sunday, June 12, 1994, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
ARTS CENTER SEEK ADVICE ON EXPANSION
June 14, 1994
Before they start asking people for $4.5 million, officials at the Lawrence Arts Center figure they better have a plan. So this week, the center will send out 40 letters to influential Lawrence residents, asking them to give up an hour of time to help plan an expansion of the center, 200 W. Ninth.
CHANGES WOULD ADDRESS CONCERNS, FREDERICK SAYS
June 14, 1994
The whirlwind of debate surrounding college freshman athletic eligibility is enough to make a prospective student-athlete’s — or even a major-college athletic director’s — head spin. Prompted in part by complaints from the Black Coaches Assn. that NCAA rules discriminated against black student-athletes, the NCAA’s Special Committee to Review Initial-Eligibility Standards last week recommended sweeping revisions to the NCAA’s Proposition 48.
DISTRICT COURT
June 14, 1994
Criminal case proceedings * Gary A. Murphy, 31, 1908 E. 19th, was granted parole on Wednesday after he was found guilty in April of a felony count of aggravated assault. Murphy was charged after he displayed a gun to a woman on Dec. 5, 1993.
T AFFECT SIGN ORDINANCE
June 14, 1994
Freedom of speech was the central issue in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday. Therefore, the justice’s action won’t affect any upcoming changes to Lawrence’s sign law.
COUNTY MAY HIKE AMBULANCE FEES
June 14, 1994
Ambulance rates could go up soon, costing the user more and the taxpayer less.
WINGERT SERVICES
June 14, 1994
Services for Darlene J. Wingert, 54, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Irwin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Wingert died Sunday, June 12, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 14, 1994
Admissions Rex Gfeller, Lawrence; Zackary Thompson, Lawrence.
DEMOGRAPHICS AFFECT HOUSE RACE
June 14, 1994
Western Lawrence couldn’t produce a Republican candidate for the Kansas House this year because of the area’s demographics, says a local GOP official.
ASPHALT CREWS MAKE SMOOTH MOVES ACROSS TOWN
June 14, 1994
Street crews put down new pavement to smooth the way for Lawrence residents.
E. FERN REICHART
June 14, 1994
Services for E. Fern Reichart, 74, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Coal Creek Cemetery, north of Valley Falls. Ms. Reichart died Monday, June 13, 1994, at the Cherokee Lodge Adult Care Home in Oskaloosa.
GORDON A. KLEIN
June 14, 1994
Services are pending for Gordon A. Klein, 74, DeSoto, who died Monday, June 13, 1994, at Ven Core Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.