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CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH WOES
November 28, 1994
Although renovations at a junior high are weeks from completion, teachers say the finished product will look shoddy at best.
RURAL WRECK KILLS DRIVER
November 28, 1994
A 30-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident about a mile west of Linwood in Leavenworth County. Gabriel Segura, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokeswoman in the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department said this morning.
KU NOTEBAR
November 28, 1994
Scot Pollard will definitely show his face on the San Diego U. campus when he flies home for Christmas. “I wanted to beat them good so when I go to their gym I can say, ‘I beat you.’ I can talk a little smack,” said Pollard, a 6-10 native of San Diego.
KU FOLLOW-UP
November 28, 1994
Billy Thomas is glad the first three-pointer of his college career is in the record books. “When I hit that first one, that’s like a big relief,” said Thomas, KU’s freshman guard from Shreveport, La.
TWO TEENS DETAINED IN HEISTS
November 28, 1994
Two Lawrence teen-agers suspected in a pair of weekend armed robberies of customers at automated teller machines were in detention this morning awaiting formal charges in juvenile court. The youths, ages 15 and 16, were detained with four other juveniles who were stopped by authorities in Ottawa Sunday afternoon. Their car was stopped less than a half hour after a Lawrence man reported being robbed at gunpoint after making a withdrawal from an ATM at Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Assn., 1025 Iowa. The report indicated $20 was taken from the victim about 1:30 p.m.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 28, 1994
Admissions Eunice Smith, Lawrence.
RUBY I. WESTERFIELD
November 28, 1994
Services for Ruby I. Westerfield, 69, Grandview, Mo., will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Speaks Suburban Memorial Chapel with Kenton Webb officiating. Burial will be in Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Mo. Mrs. Westerfield died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1994, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
HIGH SCHOOL PARKING
November 28, 1994
to come under review Several parking spaces near Lawrence High School should be eliminated to improve safety, the school’s principal recommends.
HELEN THOMAS SHENK
November 28, 1994
Services for Helen Thomas Shenk, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor with the Rev. Donald Evans officiating. Private burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Garden Cemetery in Overland Park. Mrs. Shenk died Monday, Nov. 28, 1994, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
ROTARY HONORS KU PROFESSOR FOR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS
November 28, 1994
A KU professor who works with people with developmental disabilities is honored by the local Rotary Club.
EVENTS MARK START OF HOLIDAY SEASON
November 28, 1994
It may be crunch time at the North Pole, but Santa Claus will take time out to land atop a downtown department store Thursday evening. In what has become a Lawrence tradition, ol’ St. Nick will usher in the holiday season from the roof of Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Mass.
WELCOME HOMECOMRADE
November 28, 1994
The Russian House is home to students with an interest in Russia and other former Soviet republics.
KU WOMEN TAKE 3RD PLACE
November 28, 1994
Angie Halbleib hit three consecutive three-pointers midway through the second half Sunday to help No. 16 Kansas to a 73-68 victory over Hawaii for third place in the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Charisse Sampson had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Jayhawks (2-1), while Angela Aycock added 15 points and Halbleib had 11.
SOUND OFF
November 28, 1994
Can anyone explain the proliferation of helicopters over Lawrence? There has been no known “proliferation” of helicopters.
COMMISSION PLANS CHILD-SUPPORT AREA
November 28, 1994
A new court office is behind a space shuffle in the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center.
CITY SEEKS ANTI-CRIME IDEAS
November 28, 1994
To share in the federal government’s $30 billion crime bill, Lawrence residents first must decide which city programs could do the most good. Those priorities, then, will determine how the city applies for government grants, which during the next six years could add youth programs at the local Boys and Girls Club, boost after-school day care or even improve lighting at public housing projects.
PHOEBE O. ROGERS
November 28, 1994
Services for Phoebe Orlena Rogers, 93, Lecompton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Angelito Samson officiating. Mrs. Rogers died Saturday, Nov. 26, 1994, at her home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 28, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported to police that his former roommate stole 50 personal checks from him between July 20 and Oct. 18 and then forged checks with a total value of $2,000 on his account. The man told police that many of the checks had been written to taverns. The checks, according to the report, were stolen while the victim was out of the country. The men were living in an apartment in the 1000 block of Emery Road.
BARNES TRIAL UNDER WAY
November 28, 1994
The trial of Rodney W. Barnes, suspected in the Feb. 28 killing of Curtis Thomas, began today.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY COMES THE EXTRAORDINARY.
November 28, 1994
It was a simple, round stainless steel stud, said to have been sterilized before packaging, about the size of a tiny green pea with a spike on one end, and it was destined earlier this fall to be plunged into the jiggly lobe of my left ear. I had other choices, including a crucifix, a Star of David and numerous red, green, black and clear stones that mimicked gems. The most important choice had already been made when I set out that afternoon for one of several jewelry shops on Massachusetts Street: I wanted my ear pierced.
FOR KU, IT WAS FEAST OR FAMINE
November 28, 1994
Notes and quotes while wondering if Roy Williams has anyone on his roster who can go toe-to-toe with Massachusetts point machine Lou Roe … If the NCAA awarded a Feast or Famine football trophy, Kansas would probably win it. Kansas split 10 games against Div. I-A foes. The five losses were to bowl-bound teams that compiled a glossy overall record of 44-12, while the Jayhawks’ five victims were teams that wound up with a dismal 12-41-3 overall mark …
BURNS
November 28, 1994
Services for Elwood L. “Woody” Burns, 59, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Witmer officiating. Private burial will be held later at the Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Burns died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
November 28, 1994
What does the city’s parks plan say about building a nature center at Prairie Park? Adding a nature center to Prairie Park is listed as a “moderate priority” in the plan’s “facilities development” section. That means the city says it should be built within 10 years.