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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 4, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A car stereo valued on a police report at $1,050 was taken sometime between 2:55 a.m. and 3:02 a.m. Monday from a car parked in the 500 block of Eldridge Street, Lawrence police reported.
LONE LETDOWN CAME IN KICKS
October 4, 1994
For 42 minutes of Friday night’s game with Shawnee Mission West, Lawrence High’s football team played like a team ready to win another state championship. They controlled the game with sustained drives while denying the Vikings the ball and allowing no points until SM West blocked two punts in the final six minutes, which ruined the Lions’ bid for their first shutout of the season.
STUDENTS BLAST PARKING IN KU SURVEY
October 4, 1994
KU students are satisfied with most services on campus, except parking, according to a survey.
S LIST SURVIVOR RECOUNTS HOLOCAUST TALES
October 4, 1994
A Jew saved by Oskar Schindler spoke about the Holocaust and Steven Spielberg’s vision of Schindler.
PRESTON IS BACKBUT WILL HE PLAY?
October 4, 1994
Asheiki Preston is back. At practice, anyway. But will the injured Kansas quarterback play in Thursday night’s nationally-televised game against Kansas State?
CATS COME OUT AT NIGHT
October 4, 1994
Night football games are not uncommon. “In high school, we played every Friday night,” former Kansas University kicker Bucky Scribner said, matter-of-factly.
S ONLY THREAT
October 4, 1994
Chad May might be Kansas State’s poster boy, but those people who think he’s the beginning and end of the Wildcats’ football offense aren’t getting the whole picture. At least, that’s the opinion of K-State coach Bill Snyder.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 4, 1994
Admissions Shannon Bowles, Lawrence.
THE DASHING KANSAN
October 4, 1994
Lewis Lindsay Dyche left some large monuments to mark his 57 years on earth, but they don’t begin to match the magnitude of his life story, airing Wednesday on KTWU.
WORKSHOP AIMS TO STEM EROSION
October 4, 1994
Urban soil erosion is taking its toll, and a local conservation officer hopes a field day will help developers and city officials understand the importance of controlling measures.
EM UP
October 4, 1994
Bucky Scribner is not in the business of firing up Kansas University’s football players. The former KU punter, who later played in the NFL, works in sales for Holiday Sand and Gravel in Kansas City. Yet, if KU’s players will let an accomplished former Jayhawk give them some advice entering Thursday’s KU-K-State showdown at Memorial Stadium, Scribner would be happy to oblige …
BOOK GIVEAWAY FOLLOWS SUCCESSFUL SALE
October 4, 1994
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Book Sale went “very well,” the chair of the sale said today. June Boyajain said the 1993 sale raised about $32,000.
LHS SOCCER TEAM BLANKS TROY, 4-0
October 4, 1994
Jared Nelson and Josh Hewins have been waiting in the wings. Now they’re starring at forward and wing. The two juniors helped lead Lawrence to a 4-0 soccer victory over Topeka High on Monday afternoon at YSI. The Lions, 6-3-1, have outscored their opponents, 28-16.
SUMMER JOBS FOR YOUTH
October 4, 1994
The city’s YES program for teen workers will double in size next summer.
MISSOURI PREP STANDS OUT ON COURT, GRADE CARD
October 4, 1994
Ryan Robertson is an accomplished student as well as a talented basketball player. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound senior point guard from St. Charles (Mo.) West High, who has verbally committed to Kansas, is a 4.0 student.
ROSE SERVICES
October 4, 1994
Graveside services for Kenneth Eugene Rose, 78, of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Oxford. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Virgil L. Brady officiating.
RODEWALD TRIAL
October 4, 1994
Testimony began this morning in the trial of a former candidate for the Kansas House who is accused of swerving his pickup truck toward two runners participating in a benefit for the Kansas Special Olympics last May. Richard W. Rodewald, 58, Eudora, withdrew as a candidate for the 10th District House seat after he was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
TWO KILLED IN UTAH PLANE CRASH
October 4, 1994
A plane crash Saturday near Logan, Utah, claimed the life of two people with ties to a famed KU family. Dr. Walter “Buzz” Ashcraft, brother of Mrs. Odd Williams and a frequent visitor to Lawrence, and his son Clint Ashcraft were flying from Woodland, Calif., to Lander, Wyo., when the engine of the Cessna 210 they were in failed, Cache County Sheriff Sid Groll said in a telephone interview today.
MINER SERVICES
October 4, 1994
Services for Alice Mae Murphy Miner, 82, of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Light officiating. Mrs. Miner died Sunday, Oct. 2, 1994, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
STEERING PANEL CONTINUES 2020 WORK
October 4, 1994
The Horizon 2020 steering committee will meet tonight to continue to work on the strategic plan, a city planning official said today. “They’re going to talk about transportation, historic resources, environmental quality, intergovernmental cooperation, growth and development, and program administration,” said Sheila Stogsdill, a city-county planner.
SENSORS WILL TAKE KTA TOLLS
October 4, 1994
Commuters should “love” a new electronic toll collection service being planned for the Kansas Turnpike, says a turnpike official.
FEMA FLAP TO BE EXPLAINED
October 4, 1994
A federal disaster-relief project that has become a morass for the city of Tonganoxie has spurred a press conference. The conference, set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, stems from a failed city attempt to obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency buy-out funds for property in areas subject to frequent flooding.
STATEHOUSE CANDIDATES DISAGREE ON PRISONS
October 4, 1994
Rep. Forrest Swall, D-Lawrence, feels like locking up state legislators responsible for laws that prompted a proposal to spend $25 million on prison expansion. The Department of Corrections will ask the 1995 Legislature for the money to add 256 maximum-security cells at El Dorado and a 90-bed unit in Larned to be operated by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
MARGARET MILES
October 4, 1994
Services for Margaret Elaine Ann Parks Miles, 61, of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary L. Myer officiating. Mrs. Miles died Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, at her home.
HYPE STARTS EARLY AT HY-VEE
October 4, 1994
The opening of Lawrence’s newest supermarket drew a small but enthusiastic crowd early this morning.
MURDER TRIAL JURY MULLS VERDICT
October 4, 1994
The wait continued this morning for a verdict in the trial of a Lawrence man charged with shaking his infant son to death last February. Defendant Steven Edwards appeared only briefly in the courtroom this morning as District Judge Ralph King Jr. sent the seven men and five women back to begin their second day of deliberation.
COUNTY ROAD PROJECT MAY DETOUR TRAFFIC
October 4, 1994
Baldwin-area residents may have to find an alternate route to Lawrence during repairs to a section of Douglas County 1055 next year. Frank Hempen, county public works director, will ask the Douglas County Commission to decide whether the road should remain open while repairs are made, which would cost the county about $10,000, or whether saving that amount would justify the inconvenience of closing the road.
INTERSECTION NEEDS SIGN, COMMISSIONERS DECIDE
October 4, 1994
A stop sign should be installed on New Hampshire Street at 11th Street, traffic safety commissioners recommended Monday night. In a unanimous vote, commissioners decided a stop sign would be the best way to improve safety at the intersection, even though the number of accidents there isn’t alarming, said Randy Osburn, the commission’s chair.