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SCHONEWISE
March 15, 1994
Karen Dahlgren Schonewise, assistant volleyball coach at Kansas the last six years, was named head coach on Monday. “I’m very excited. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity,” Schonewise said.
S MISSION STATEMENT
March 15, 1994
Lawrence schools will strive to teach “developmentally appropriate” skills to district students, the board of education decided Tuesday.
LHS CONSIDERING CHILD CARE CENTER
March 15, 1994
The challenges of teen-age parenthood could be lessened with a high school-based child care center, one group says.
KU WOMEN NOTES
March 15, 1994
Some easy chairs, a soft sofa, potato chips and a big-screen TV might be in order for the Kansas women’s basketball bench. The Jayhawks, you see, are very well rested. Not that they’ve been taking it easy, but they haven’t played a game since March 5, when they lost to Missouri in their Big Eight tournament opener.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 15, 1994
Admissions Robert Vervynck, Lawrence.
GOLDENA HIGGINS
March 15, 1994
Services for Goldena Higgins, 81, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced later by the Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Higgins died today, March 15, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GM GIFT SUPPORTS ENGINEERING PROGRAMS
March 15, 1994
General Motors Corp. has completed a $200,000 commitment for Kansas University’s School of Engineering, KU announced today. The gift is providing support for the school’s computer laboratories and minority engineering programs through the KU Endowment Association.
FREDDY
March 15, 1994
Most of the phone calls between Wichita and Lexington, Ky., on Thursday afternoon will probably be made by Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick. As a member of the NCAA men’s basketball committee, Frederick has been assigned to Wichita, one of two Midwest Regional sites.
DISTRICT COURT
March 15, 1994
Criminal case proceedings * A trial date for Michael D. Henninger, 23, Oskaloosa, has been set for 9 a.m. May 25, in Douglas County District Court. Henninger has been charged with the Jan. 21 armed robbery of the Days Inn, 2309 Iowa.
COUNTIES OK SOLID WASTE PLAN
March 15, 1994
Douglas County and the county to the north will join forces against solid waste. County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an agreement with Jefferson County to develop a regional solid waste plan.
TRANSPORT SERVICES START
March 15, 1994
Public transportation services expanded this morning, and one man’s waiting to take your calls.
PAT RICHEY
March 15, 1994
He’s been to two Final Fours in three years. So, naturally, Patrick Richey might be considered an expert on what it takes to reach the NCAA’s promised land.
ELSA M. BUHLER
March 15, 1994
Graveside services for Elsa M. Buhler, 96, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clearfield Cemetery in rural Douglas County. Mrs. Buhler died Sunday, March 13, 1994, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home in Lawrence.
JUNIOR HIGH BOUNDARIES DISCUSSED
March 15, 1994
Nine people shared their views with the Lawrence school board Monday during a public comment session on junior high boundaries. The board has approved a set of junior high boundaries on first reading, and it plans to adopt boundaries on second reading in late March or April.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 15, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A van containing an undisclosed amount of tools was reported stolen Monday by the owner of Mesler Roofing, rural Lawrence. Police Lt. Mark Brothers said officers were searching for a company employee who reportedly took the vehicle on Thursday and hasn’t been seen since.
HOOPS HYSTERIA QUESTIONS
March 15, 1994
How do you think you would do playing Hoop Hysteria, the new table-top game invented and produced by Lawrence’s Randy Towner? Here’s a sample card drawn at random from the 400 trivia cards included with the game:
WILLIAM P. BOURGEOIS
March 15, 1994
Services for William P. Bourgeois, 82, Wellsville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson and Son Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Bourgeois died Sunday, March 13, 1994, at his daughter’s home in Ottawa.
KU STUDENT NAMED TRUMAN SCHOLAR
March 15, 1994
A KU junior becomes the 10th student at the university to be awarded a Truman scholarship since 1981.
NITA P. FINCHER
March 15, 1994
Services for Nita P. Fincher, 77, Tucson were March 4, at El Camino Mortuary Chapel here. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park. Mrs. Fincher died Tuesday, March 1, 1994, after a short illness at a Tucson hospital.
ON THE ROAD
March 15, 1994
Parking control officer Rechelle Grimstead says there’s only one sure way to avoid a parking ticket
KU FANS PLAN TOURNEY ROAD TRIPS
March 15, 1994
Spring Break begins early for some KU students, faculty and staff. Destination
HOOPS HYSTERIA
March 15, 1994
Among its claims to fame, Lawrence is the home of… …Dr. James Naismith, the father of basketball.
BLAKE BULLISH ON WOODBERRY IN NBA DRAFT
March 15, 1994
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up, the Standard and Poors index is down, the NASDAQ is sharply lower, and the Jayhawks’ professional basketball draft stock is mixed in moderate trading. In case you were wondering, this is the draft column.
KU TOURNEY PREVIEW
March 15, 1994
Tennessee-Chattanooga coach Mack McCarthy took his basketball team to Alabama, Michigan and Purdue this year. It wasn’t because he likes playing the role of underdog in enemy gyms.
SIDEWALK FOES HOPE TO THWART PROJECT
March 15, 1994
Monday’s the deadline for stopping a proposed sidewalk benefit district in southeast Lawrence.
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March 15, 1994
The local construction industry, which set records during 1993, was the prime mover behind Douglas County’s economic growth in the final quarter of last year, a new report says. “While most of the current momentum of the economy results from the effects of new residential construction, retail sales and retail jobs gave the economy only a slight lift this season,” said the fourth-quarter report on economic indicators for Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU LANDS UCLA AIDE
March 15, 1994
Bill Rees, UCLA’s recruiting coordinator the last 15 seasons, is leaving for a similar post at Kansas, published reports said Monday. Rees, a 1976 graduate of Ohio Weslyan, will replace R.D. Helt who resigned last week. Helt has been on Glen Mason’s staff since 1988 and wants to go into athletic administration.
RAEF BRITE
March 15, 1994
Kansas basketball signee Raef LaFrentz scored 34 points in MFL-Mar/Mac’s 79-58 win over Rockwell City Lytton in the quarterfinals of Iowa’s Class 2A state tournament on Tuesday night. Now 23-1, Monona will meet No. 1 seed Council Bluffs St. Alberts in the semifinals at 2 p.m., Thursday at Veterans Auditorium.