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SPLITT LOSES
May 15, 1994
When the second batter of the day hits a two-run homer, it amounts to a bad game for Jamie Splittorff. When 11 more runs score … well, that just doesn’t happen.
LHS SWIM SIDEBAR
May 15, 1994
The Little Apple was good to Lawrence High again. KSU Stadium was the site of the Lions’ dramatic 27-23 comeback win over Derby in the Class 6A state football championship game. KSU’s Ahearn Natatorium was the site of the Lions’ sixth straight girls swimming and diving state title.
T MIX WITH TAX HIKE
May 15, 1994
Each beep of the register at a grocery counter could mean an extra cost — in all an insignificant expense of nickels and dimes for some, but a change of lifestyle for others.
MYTHS ABOUT GRIEF
May 15, 1994
There are numerous damaging myths about grieving. Common ones are:
SOUND OFF
May 15, 1994
Recently the city was to vote on a water slide for the municipal pool, but I never saw anything about it in the paper. What was the outcome? On April 26, the Lawrence City Commission unanimously approved installing a 140-foot water slide at the municipal pool, 741 Ky.
WAR-ERA AVIATORS STILL FLYING HIGH ABOUT KU CLASS
May 15, 1994
Their numbers are declining, but members of a pre-World War II aviation course at KU continue to gather to reminisce about their special class.
CORRECTION
May 15, 1994
Ben Mugridge’s name was misspelled in Saturday’s paper in listings of the results of the Sunflower League boys’ track team competition. Mugridge, a Lawrence High School sophomore, was on the 800-meter relay, the 200-meter medley relay and the 1600-meter medley relay teams, all of which took sixth place. He also placed ninth in the 300-meter hurdles.
EMBRACE KU, MINORITY GRADS TOLD
May 15, 1994
A Kansas University alumnus told graduating minority students Saturday that their college responsibilities wouldn’t end after commencement.
FINDINGJOB
May 15, 1994
Here are some suggestions for college graduates:
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 15, 1994
DISMISSALS Kathleen Sigvaldson and baby girl, Baldwin.
DAD, DAUGHTER EARN DITTO DEGREES
May 15, 1994
Classmates with family ties are graduating from the same KU program today.
EVA DAVIS
May 15, 1994
Services for Eva N. Davis, 94, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Feuerbacher officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Davis died Saturday, May 14, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BUCHMAN SERVICES
May 15, 1994
Services for Neil Robert Buchman, 41, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall, 1802 E. 19th, with the Rev. Leonard Blanton officiating. Mr. Buchman died Friday, May 13, 1994, at his home after a lengthy illness.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 15, 1994
Condition reports * Chad Stafford, a 21-year-old Kansas University student who was injured in a car-pedestrian accident early Friday, was listed in serious condition late Saturday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Lawrence police reported that Stafford was crossing 14th Street from east to west when he was hit by a southbound car driven by Gary S. Rixson, 21, 1540 La. Police reported that Stafford suffered a head wound, two broken legs and cuts and bruises on his face. He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, then was transported to KUMC by Life Flight helicopter.
ACADEMICS ALSO FACE TOUGH JOB MARKET
May 15, 1994
The job outlook for people getting doctoral degrees is somewhat gloomy.
SOUND OFF
May 15, 1994
What happened to the barricade on Wagon Wheel Road between 12th and Harvard to prevent construction vehicles from using Wagon Wheel through the Western Hills neighborhood? Also, who’s responsible for repairing the street damage caused by these heavy vehicles? The guardrail barricade was removed last year, after development along Wagon Wheel required the road’s extension between 12th and Harvard.
TO CELEBRATE, TRY YOUR LUCK IN BRETT QUIZ
May 15, 1994
With the Royals paying tribute to George Brett this weekend, here’s a retrospective on the future Hall of Famer in quiz form. If you’re correct on all 10, you earn a full expenses-paid by you trip to Cooperstown. When George Brett first appeared for the Royals late in the 1973 season, he wore No. 25. Later Brett switched uniform numbers with an outfielder who wore No. 5. Who was that outfielder?
SOUND OFF
May 15, 1994
Why is there always water on the road at 23rd and Ridge Court, by Amigos? Is there a water main problem? George Blevins, the city’s distribution superintendent, said he checked out the situation Thursday and discovered a “damp spot” in the area.
ROYALS NOTES
May 15, 1994
Even adults catch the chicken pox. Bad break for Kansas City’s Chico Lind, but it has turned out to be a major opportunity for oft-forgotten Kansas City utility infielder Terry Shumpert.
LHS SWIMS
May 15, 1994
Senior Joy Stover won the 500 freestyle, placed second in the 200 freestyle and swam on two first-place relay teams.
YOUNGSTERS FIND DOG SHOW IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
May 15, 1994
Young exhibitors learn discipline from showing their dogs in competition, like the one that drew 974 entries Saturday in Lawrence.
SOME WARY OF BUS PLAN FOR CENTRAL
May 15, 1994
Central Junior High School has both takers and scoffers when it comes to a shuttle bus that would take students to a new school.
MAYER COLUMN
May 15, 1994
Even hard-hearted newspeople have feelings, and root for personal acquaintances to do well. Like Wes Santee of Kansas, who easily could have been the world’s first four-minute miler 40 years ago. I desperately wanted Wes to make it and, selfishly, to be there when it happened But late on the afternoon of May 6, 1954, the Associated Press printer in the old Journal-World newsroom at 720-22 Mass. signaled a bulletin. Five bells dinged. The message made me want to kick the AP printer off its stand.
MARKET
May 15, 1994
Produce-sellers on opening day say that splitting the Lawrence Farmer’s Market into two downtown parking lots may spell trouble down the line.
S DAY WAS MADE BY CAREW
May 15, 1994
Notes and quotes while wondering when they’ll pile dirt into Kauffman Stadium and stage a battle of the monster trucks … Gene Budig did quite a bit of traveling during his first two weeks as American League president. “The highlight came in Anaheim,” Budig said, “when Rod Carew asked me to autograph a ball for his collection.” Budig has had an autographed Carew ball in his collection for several years …
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
May 15, 1994
STATE MEET Saturday at KSU’s Ahearn Natatorium