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Archive for Thursday, October 6, 1994

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ACCIDENT VICTIMS LISTED AS FAIR
October 6, 1994
Two Lawrence residents were listed in fair condition late this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at 1900 W. 31st. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell identified the drivers involved as Helen E. Kerby, 83, 1900 W. 31st, and Earl Silvers, 48, address unavailable. Silvers, a supervisor in the street division of the Lawrence Public Works Department, was driving a city-owned pickup truck at the time of the accident.
EX-HOUSE CANDIDATE ACQUITTED OF ASSAULT
October 6, 1994
A Douglas County jury on Wednesday acquitted a one-time candidate for the Kansas House on two charges alleging he attempted to run over two runners participating in a charity torch run last May. The seven women and five men on the jury deliberated just two hours before finding Richard W. Rodewald innocent of two counts of aggravated assault.
NOD IN RACES GOES TO GOP
October 6, 1994
The lone Democrat leading a statewide race, Treasurer Sally Thompson, treads on thin ice, a new poll finds.
BOARD ENDORSES LANDSCAPING PLAN
October 6, 1994
On a vote of 7 to 1, the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission approved new landscaping requirements for the city Wednesday night. In separate action, the planning commission approved a new exterior lighting policy that mainly affects commercial developments with large parking lots.
LOUIS PEINE
October 6, 1994
Mass of The Resurrection for Louis Percy Peine, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Peine died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1994, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
CANDIDATES SPAR ON GUN CONTROL
October 6, 1994
Candidates tackled tough issues Wednesday night at a Kansas University forum.
BALDWIN-TO-LAWRENCE DETOUR DENIED
October 6, 1994
County commissioners said keeping the road from Baldwin to Lawrence open during a road project is worth $10,000.
MESSAGES SOUGHT TO BRIDGE GENERATIONS
October 6, 1994
Respect and communication are the keys to understanding between older and younger generations, a panel of students said Wednesday.
NO HITCHES, HOT FRANKS PAVE WAY FOR TELECAST
October 6, 1994
Production crews at Memorial Stadium continued to prepare today for a telecast they hope will hit nothing but the bottom of the net.
WEATHERIZING HOMES GOAL OF CITY PROGRAM
October 6, 1994
The city’s still taking applications for more than $40,000 earmarked for energy-saving improvements to homes by winter. The program should help about 40 low-income homeowners get free storm windows, attic insulation and weatherstripping for their homes beginning this fall.
GRAVES LEADS SLATTERY IN LATEST POLL
October 6, 1994
A new statewide poll shows Republican Bill Graves maintaining a lead on Democrat Jim Slattery in the governor’s race.
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE EARLY TODAY
October 6, 1994
Fire destroyed a rural Lecompton house early today, causing $225,000 in damage but no injuries, authorities said. The fire at 1812 E 758 Rd. was reported at 5:02 a.m., said Judy Osburn, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
KSU VOLLEYBALL TESNAPS SKID AGAINST KU
October 6, 1994
Kansas University’s volleyball team held big leads in two games, yet was swept by Kansas State, 15-11, 15-12, 15-1, on Wednesday night at Ahearn Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks led 10-4 in the first two games, then faltered late.
PIPE REPLACEMENTS UNDER WAY AT HOLE
October 6, 1994
Contract crews drew closer to plugging a stubborn North Lawrence sinkhole this morning, as they continued replacing more than 100 feet of collapsed sanitary sewer pipe beneath North Street. The sinkhole has kept North Street closed between North Third and North Fourth streets since Sept. 20, the day Lawrence city commissioners agreed to spend up to $47,112 for repairs.
STUDENTS FIND MAGIC IN CLASS ON ROAD
October 6, 1994
Merry pranksters they’re not. But 18 students and a number of roadies are learning plenty about life — in books and in person — on the road.
LHS TO FACE SM NORTH
October 6, 1994
Lawrence High football team’s bouts with the Sunflower League lightweights are over, for now. The Lions will play Shawnee Mission North on Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at SM North District Stadium.
KU, K-STATE OPEN BIG EIGHT PLAY
October 6, 1994
The love-in that precedes every Kansas-Kansas State football game is about to come to an end. Every year, the opposing coaches of the intrastate rivalry carefully avoid locker room fodder and instead spend their time complimenting each other.
TONGANOXIE, FEDS DIFFER ON BUYOUT
October 6, 1994
Tonganoxie city officials squared off against federal disaster management coordinators Wednesday.
LISHER GETS FIRST WIN AS HEAD COACH
October 6, 1994
When Bob Lisher accepted the Blue Valley North head football coaching position in May, he promptly inquired about the outlook for the Mustangs in 1994. The responses to his questions were not encouraging.
EDWARDS FOUND INNOCENT OF MURDER
October 6, 1994
A juror held out for a compromise verdict in the trial of a man accused of shaking his infant son to death.
S DISABLED UNDER ATTACK, ADVOCATES SAY
October 6, 1994
About 500 people are in Lawrence this week for a state convention of agencies that serve people with disabilities.
October 6, 1994
Open spaces and interaction between classes characterizes a day of learning at Broken Arrow.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 6, 1994
Admissions Nancy Kay Staples, Eudora; Luke Aaron Sills, Lawrence; Robin Lea Gostautas, Paola.
MARGARET DANIELS
October 6, 1994
Services for Margaret Daniels, 70, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1994, at Sterling Heights, N.C.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 6, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police are investigating a report that someone broke into a 1985 Ford Mustang through the passenger’s side window and stole two bucket seats. The burglary is reported to have occurred between Sept. 29 and 30 while the car was parked outside a business in the 1700 block of Bullene. The total loss was listed on a police report as $1,200.