Archive for Saturday, October 1, 1994

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LIONS WIN BIG FORCHANGE
October 1, 1994
Finally. For the first time this season, the Lawrence High football team could breathe easy in the second half as it dominated from start to finish Friday night in its 33-14 victory over winless Shawnee Mission West at Haskell Stadium. The Lions, 4-1 after winning their third straight, mastered the Vikings in the first three quarters with their ball-control offense before coach Dick Purdy unloaded the bench late in the third period.
HALEY MCKEE VAUGHN
October 1, 1994
Graveside services for Haley Mckee Vaughn, infant daughter of David and Lori Vaughn, Overland Park, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Johnson County Memorial Garden. Haley died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.
MCREYNOLDS
October 1, 1994
A private memorial service for Claud F. “Mac” McReynolds, 88, Lawrence, is planned today at his home. Mr. McReynolds died Monday, Sept. 26, 1994, at his home.
CORN HARVEST PLENTIFUL
October 1, 1994
Despite a dry summer, several corn growers say this year’s harvest is one of the best in years.
NIEDER SERVICES
October 1, 1994
Services for Thelma I. Nieder, 91, of San Andreas, Calif., will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, with the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Nieder died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, at Mark Twain/St. Joseph Hospital in San Andreas.
CRIMINAL CASE PROCEEDINGS
October 1, 1994
* A Lawrence man has been sentenced to one year in the county jail and then granted probation after he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a credit card. David J. Kessler, 19, 317 Arrowhead Dr., originally had been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a credit cards — one felony and one misdemeanor — and two counts of forgery, both felonies. The charges alleged he wrongly used two credit cards belonging to another person and forged two checks totaling $1,224. The incidents are alleged to have occurred last November. Kessler also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service work and pay court costs and fees. * A man who pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a pizza delivery driver in May faces sentencing Oct. 28 in Douglas County District Court. Calvin Barber, 18, 2527 Morningside Dr., originally had been charged with robbery in connection with the May 30 incident and with aiding and abetting the robbery of a different pizza delivery driver June 8. The aiding and abetting charge was dismissed after his preliminary hearing.
TRUCK DOWNS POWER LINE TO HOSPITAL
October 1, 1994
A dump truck pulled down a power line near Lawrence Memorial Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Friday, momentarily knocking out power to the hospital and adjacent ambulance station, fire officials said. “What it looked like was that the driver left the bed raised on the dump truck,” Lawrence firefighter Nathan Stover said. Firefighters stood by to ensure that no one was hurt.
$600,000 GIFT TO BAKER FUNDS RENOVATION, STRING ENSEMBLE
October 1, 1994
Baker University has received a $600,000 gift from the estate of an alumnus to renovate a landmark building on its Baldwin campus and to provide an endowment for its string ensemble. Most of the gift from the estate of the late Buel A. Hill, will be used as part of a $3.1 million campaign to renovate Mabee Memorial Hall. Hill specified that $500,000 of the gift be used for the building project. It is the largest gift the university has received for the project.
PERRY RUNS OVER LANSING, 22-13
October 1, 1994
Perry-Lecompton was missing its main man, but it ran over Lansing. The Kaws beat the Lions, 22-13, Friday night at Graham Field. Perry was missing its leading running back, Ryan Rush, with a shoulder injury.
BAD DRILLS, GOOD GAME
October 1, 1994
Lawrence High’s football team received its wake-up call for Friday night’s game with an abbreviated practice on Wednesday. “Wednesday was not a good practice,” LHS coach Dick Purdy said. “We had to quit because we weren’t getting anything done. We had to finish Wednesday’s practice on Thursday.”
NIGH HELPS BULLDOGS DRILL EUDORA
October 1, 1994
Jim Nigh stole the show from the Warren brothers Friday night. Nigh ran for 263 yards and five touchdowns as Baldwin blistered Eudora, 40-0, in high school football at Liston Stadium.
CORRECTION
October 1, 1994
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, a statement attributed to Korrin Alberding in a Thursday story about the Kids Voting program was taken out of context. Korrin made her comments about lieutenant governor candidate Sheila Frahm.
S HARRIS, MOORE EAGER FOR WILDCATS
October 1, 1994
The Kansas-Kansas State football rivalry goes way back. In Harold Harris’ mind, it goes all the way back to 1989. Thanks to a little guilt by association, Harris, a fifth-year KU senior defensive end from Lawrence, sees K-State in the same light as Manhattan High.
COUNTY LOOKS TO CUT UTILITY BILL
October 1, 1994
County commissioners are shopping for cheaper utility bills.
ACCUSED MURDERER TAKES STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE
October 1, 1994
Steven Edwards also testified Friday that oral and written statements he gave to police indicating he intentionally threw his 21-day-old son were false.
COLD WEATHER SIGNALS FIREPLACE CLEANUP TIME
October 1, 1994
Buildups of soot in fireplaces, wood stoves and other heating appliances can mean big trouble for homeowners.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 1, 1994
Admissions Norma Shippy, Lawrence.
JOURNEYMAN BRINGS ACTIVISM TO CAMPUS
October 1, 1994
Paul Coleman is walking from San Francisco to Sarajevo to spread his message
MEMORIES … KU-K-STATE
October 1, 1994
Glen Mason and Bill Snyder have used different formats to make the Kansas-Kansas State football game the vibrant Sunflower State showcase it will be this year. It’s great to find the 1994 matchup such a stimulating focal point for so many. Mason is the more bombastic, public type of guy who sometimes wears his heart on his sleeve. Snyder seems a semi-recluse with his structured appearances and the limited access to his players. But while the strokes are different, the results are beneficial for both schools. A bowl trip probably hinges on the outcome of the televised clash here Oct. 6.
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 1, 1994
The public has every right to have strong opinions about the abilities and qualities of elected officials such as President Bill Clinton, Gov. Joan Finney, Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, Rep. Newt Gingrich, and gubernatorial hopeful Rep. Jim Slattery. Likewise, the public can wonder about elected city and county officials as well as those who have been appointed to their respective state and local positions. However, the public should not have reason to wonder about the ability, honesty, motives and/or any other personal or intellectual quality of those who are appointed to our nation’s highest judicial benches.