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U.S. ATTORNEY KEEPING AN EYE ON TRAFFICWAY
March 12, 1994
The U.S. Attorney for Kansas, Randy Rathbun, has not forgotten about the South Lawrence Trafficway, he said Friday. “I have a jury trial next week, and the week after that, (when) I have some free time, and I’m going to be right back at this thing,” he said.
AGNES M. PRIM
March 12, 1994
Burial for Agnes M. Prim, 88, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church near Overbrook. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Baldwin. The Rev. Mick Mulvaney will officiate. Mrs. Prim died Thursday, March 10, 1994, at a Plattsburgh, N.Y., nursing home.
FOUR INJURED IN ACCIDENTS
March 12, 1994
Four people were injured in two unrelated automobile accidents Friday evening. Police and paramedics were called to a car-motorcycle accident at 6:15 p.m. Friday at 1600 W. 15th.
BIRTHS
March 12, 1994
Bill and Allison Prester, Lawrence, a boy Saturday; John and Laura Landgrebe, Lawrence, a girl Saturday; Kip and Laura Moore, Lawrence, a boy Saturday.
CONVICTED MURDERER FACES AT LEAST 15 YEARS IN JAIL
March 12, 1994
A Topeka man convicted Friday in a September carjacking homicide will spend at least 15 years in prison, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells said. Wells said Abraham M. Orr, 18, faces a mandatory life imprisonment term for the felony murder conviction handed down late Friday morning after a two-day trial. Under current parole guidelines, Wells said, inmates who have been sentenced to regular life terms are eligible for release after 15 years.
FORMER LAWRENCE BANK EXEC PROMOTED
March 12, 1994
The former president of the Lawrence National Bank has been promoted to vice chairman of Olathe’s largest bank. Officials at First National Bank of Olathe said Earl Chandler, president of the bank since 1975, would be replaced as president by Dennis Meyer, an Olathe banker for 32 years.
ELSIE V. DECKER
March 12, 1994
Services for Elsie V. Decker, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Decker died Friday, March 11, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 12, 1994
Police reports * A 27-year-old Lawrence woman was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after being involved in a fight about 8 p.m. Friday in a mobile home in the 100 block of Michigan, Lawrence police reported Saturday. Police said the woman was celebrating her birthday when she started an argument with her uncle, who lives next door. The two began fighting, and the woman suffered facial injuries. No arrests have been made.
SAD THERAPY ROOM TO MOVE
March 12, 1994
The Bert Nash Mental Health Center plans to move its light therapy room for sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. The move was necessary because the center is moving its admissions office to the Charlton Manley building at 211 E. Eighth and needs to do some remodeling quickly, center spokeswoman Pat Davis said. Because only two people signed up for light therapy treatments after March 15, the office manager decided to close the room, Davis said.
JAYHAWKS BURY KSU IN BIG EIGHT TOURNEY
March 12, 1994
Truth be known, Roy Williams had to stifle a yawn on Kansas’ basketball bench during the second half on Friday night. “It was an ugly game. I told the kids it was as boring a second half as I’ve had to sit through,” Williams said after the Jayhawks’ 73-52 win over Kansas State in a first-round Big Eight Tournament game at Kemper Arena.
PASSING ON WHAT HE KNOWS
March 12, 1994
A former local legislator is passing his legislative knowledge on to Kansas University students.
SON CAN LIVE WITH LAWMAKER DAD
March 12, 1994
A Wichita legislator is living in Lawrence during the 1994 session of the Kansas Legislator.
SATURDAY COLUMN
March 12, 1994
A great deal has been written about the plan promoted and endorsed by Gov. Joan Finney to OK faculty salary increases at Kansas Board of Regents institutions only if Kansas legislators also approved the inclusion of Washburn University in the regents system. The incentive or bait used to try to win Washburn’s entry into the state system was a pledge by the governor, the Senate majority leader, some Finney appointees to the board of regents and those legislators favoring the Washburn plan to give faculty members at the regents universities a three-year salary increase which would bring salaries close to those at the schools’ respective peer institutions.
S SPORTS AWAIT FINANCIAL AID
March 12, 1994
A plan to add KU women’s soccer and crew as scholarship sports may benefit club teams, participants say.
PIONEER FEDERAL CHANGES OWNERS
March 12, 1994
A Lawrence S&L branch was bought by Metropolitan Financial Corp. late Friday. Bank officials promised customers no interruption in service.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 12, 1994
Admissions Jean McKinney, Lawrence.
GURLEY FANS FLAMES IN ROUT
March 12, 1994
When you’re hot you’re hot and Greg Gurley is the basketball equivalent of a four-alarm fire. The Kansas junior guard didn’t miss a shot — 4-for-4 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free throw line — in Friday’s 73-52 win over Kansas State.
INTERNSHIPS GIVE GLIMPSE OF D.C. POLITICS
March 12, 1994
Nearly three dozen college interns from state universities in Kansas learn the ins and outs of life in the Beltway.
FAMILY VALUES CELEBRATED IN MOON SPEECH
March 12, 1994
Reestablishing the “true family” is the only way to save society, say the followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.