Archive for Friday, November 25, 1994

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SHORTFALL FORCES VNA CUTBACKS
November 25, 1994
Managed care — the push by insurance companies to reduce health-care costs by demanding lower rates — has taken a big bite out of a Douglas County home health agency’s budget.
AUTHOR TAKES PROSE TO HER AUDIENCE
November 25, 1994
An author of youth fiction exposed Lawrence children to the “seductive” world of writing this week.
LINK DISHES UP 254 FREE MEALS
November 25, 1994
More than 254 people were served Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings on Thursday through the generosity of LINK volunteers. LINK (Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen) served 129 meals at its usual site in the basement of First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. In addition, 125 meals were taken from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to people’s homes, according to Pam Casagrande, a member of LINK’s board for nearly 10 years.
WILLARD GORDON
November 25, 1994
Graveside services for Willard Oliver Gordon, 83, Donna, Tex., will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with the Rev. Sandy Seaba officiating. Mr. Gordon died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1994, at his home.
COUNTY A SMALL PLAYER IN GAS GAME
November 25, 1994
Stevens County was the state’s top natural-gas producer in 1993, while Ellis County ranked No. 1 in oil production, says a Kansas Geological Survey report.
LUCILE M. DAVIS
November 25, 1994
Services for Lucile M. Davis, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Kocher officiating. Cremation is planned with inurnment at a later date at the Friends Cemetery in Portland, Maine. Mrs. Davis died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1994, at her home.
CITY CROSSES CROSSING GUARD
November 25, 1994
Unprotected crossing
VANDALS SHATTER CAR WINDOWS
November 25, 1994
Vandals armed with either a BB or pellet gun did more than $5,400 damage Wednesday and Thursday nights to windows on 22 vehicles parked throughout the city. Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said this morning the largest concentration of reports came from the area north of Sixth Street and west of Iowa. Windows on 14 vehicles parked along streets in that area were reported shot out between about 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 25, 1994
Injury accidents * Felissa Hepner, Wellsville, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle accident about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59 at Pleasant Grove.
PRESENT-HUNTERS HIT STORES EARLY
November 25, 1994
Local merchants reported heavy traffic early this morning as shoppers kicked off the holiday shopping season.
PAROLE DENIED IN 1985 STRANGULATION CASE
November 25, 1994
The Kansas Parole Board has denied parole for a Kansas City, Mo., man who was convicted in the 1985 strangulation death of a professor of interior design at Kansas University. Eugene Avis Jr., is serving a sentence of 12 years to life at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility for the November 1985 slaying of George V. Hixson, 57. A hearing on whether Avis should be paroled from the remainder of his sentence was held in October.
SOUND OFF
November 25, 1994
When will the people who live in Jefferson County but have Lawrence addresses get their 911 address changed? Rural boxholders throughout Jefferson County should get their change of address notices within the next 60 days, said Kevin Klenklen, Jefferson County’s emergency management director. He said the notices will first be given to the post office by the county. The post office will then notify the boxholders. Klenklen said the county hopes to begin using the 911 emergency system in early 1995, sometime after the new Jefferson County Jail opens. The jail is scheduled to open in February.
WARM HEARTS CAMPAIGN TO START
November 25, 1994
The annual Warm Hearts campaign to raise money to help heat the homes of low-income families gets under way this weekend. Volunteer organizers hope to collect $65,000 by the end of March. The money will be used to pay for portions of winter heating bills in low-income households in Douglas County.
SOUND OFF
November 25, 1994
What is the annual salary for the director of the Lawrence Public Library? Bruce Flanders, hired Monday as the library’s new director, will earn $45,000 next year, said Elaine VanDeventer, president of the library’s board of trustees.
HOLIDAY A ONE-DAY EVENT FOR SOME LOCAL WORKERS
November 25, 1994
There’s more toil to be done after Thanksgiving for many Lawrence residents who work today, Saturday and/or Sunday.
BEDORE COLUMN
November 25, 1994
California has to classify as one of Roy Williams’ favorite states. And not just because of the beaches, where Williams likes to jog on West coast excursions. More important, the Golden State has provided KU’s basketball coach with some of his finest players, including Jacque Vaughn, Scot Pollard and Jerod Haase.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 25, 1994
Dismissals Jean Christine Stanclift and baby boy, Lawrence; Mary Jane Daniels and baby girl, Lecompton; Barbara Kruger and baby girl, Lawrence; Kiyoko Metoki and baby boy, Lawrence.
JOHN MURRAY JR.
November 25, 1994
Services for John Edwin Murray Jr., 54, Easton, Kan., were today at Hixson Funeral Home Chapel, Westlake. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, Westlake. Mr. Murray died Monday, Nov. 21, 1994, of an apparent heart attack, while hunting southeast of Valley Falls, Kan.
MEETINGS SCHEDULED
November 25, 1994
to prevent crime Four community meetings will help local leaders devise a plan for crime prevention in Lawrence.