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October 13, 1994
The United States isn’t overreacting by sending 70,000 troops to the Persian Gulf, a KU student from Kuwait says.
GENTRY AVANCES TO STATE TOURNAMENT
October 13, 1994
Lindsay Gentry is returning to state … but just barely. Gentry, a Lawrence High junior, placed 10th at a girls golf regional on Wednesday at Heritage Park, earning her a third straight trip to the state tournament.
MAPLE LEAF COULD ATTRACT RECORD CROWD, OFFICIAL SAYS
October 13, 1994
An annual homage to autumn will burst out all over Baldwin this weekend. The 37th Annual Maple Leaf Festival, planned Friday through Sunday, promises a bounty of activities and attractions and may be poised to draw one of its biggest crowds ever.
LATE NIGHT LOOK BACK
October 13, 1994
A look at past Late Night With Roy Williams basketball extravaganzas: 1988: Perhaps Williams’ favorite Late Night, because it was his first. Not knowing how the fans would respond to a rookie head coach, Williams was touched when the 10,000 fans gave him a standing ovation and started the “Roy, Roy” chant, which has continued in the student section at all KU home games.
SOUND OFF
October 13, 1994
Where can you take used oil, since they’re not picking it up at Centennial Park and other places around town on Saturdays? The only thing I’ve heard about is the city garage from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon and that’s not possible for me because I work those hours. Both Wal-Mart, 33rd and Iowa, and Jiffy Lube, 914 W. 23rd, take used oil seven days a week, said Patricia Marvin, the city’s recycling coordinator.
PLUNGE FROM JEEP KILLS TONGANOXIE MAN
October 13, 1994
A Tonganoxie man died Wednesday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., of injuries he suffered when he either fell or jumped from a moving vehicle earlier in the day in rural Douglas County. A hospital spokesman said Josh W. Jenkins, 21, died at 1:20 p.m. in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
GAMBLING INEVITABLE —SCHODORF
October 13, 1994
The Democratic candidate for attorney general says he supports Indian gaming.
T TAKE AMERICAN EXPRESS
October 13, 1994
Officials are trying to establish a $3 million line of credit to help guarantee that the “Treasures of the Czars” exhibit will come here after beating out several larger cities for the Moscow-based display. “That would enable our committee to have money to operate with until advance ticket sales start to come in,” said Betty Simecka, president of the Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau.
COUNTY CANDIDATES CLASH ON TRAFFICWAY
October 13, 1994
Taxes and the trafficway are emerging as the hottest issues in the county commission race.
REGULATING COMMERCIAL SPACE
October 13, 1994
A proposed mechanismto assess the need for more or less commercial space in the city would use sales tax revenue figures.
2 HELD ON DRUG CHARGES
October 13, 1994
Two Kansas City, Kan., residents were arrested on drug charges Wednesday afternoon as Lawrence police were executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of New Jersey. Det. Sgt. Craig Shanks said the arrests were made after officers discovered that the suspects, one a 19-year-old man and the other a 17-year-old boy, were in possession of crack cocaine.
STORMWATER SOLUTION COULD COST $30 MILLION
October 13, 1994
Water running across yards, into basements and over storm drains is one thing. Shelving a $250,000 plan for drainage is quite another, city consultants discovered during a public meeting Wednesday night.
DANGER STILL ABOUNDS, PROF SAYS
October 13, 1994
The sooner U.S. forcesin Haiti are replaced by U.N. peacekeepers the better, a KU professor says.
ETTA GEORGESON
October 13, 1994
Services for Etta Louise Georgeson, 92, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the United Parish of Lenora with the Rev. Robert Speer officiating. Burial will be in Lenora South Cemetery. Mrs. Georgeson died Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994, at a retirement home in Topeka.
CATHERINE A. FAY
October 13, 1994
Services for Catherine A. Fay, 66, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of St. Peter, with Monsignor William Curtin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Fay died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1994, at her home.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE
October 13, 1994
Ground-breaking slated A ground-breaking ceremony for a new $4.5 million health-care center at Brandon Woods Retirement Community will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 26.
HOUSE OFFERED TO HABITAT
October 13, 1994
Douglas County had no takers in the bidding for a three-bedroom rural house, so the structure will be offered to Habitat for Humanity. County commissioners voted Wednesday night to donate the house at 869 N. 1750 Rd. to the agency, which helps construct and renovate homes for low-income families.
REFILLING THE TRAFFICWAY TILL
October 13, 1994
If Douglas County has to find additional money for the South Lawrence Trafficway, several sources are possible. However, funding isn’t likely to materialize quickly.
LOTTIE B. MERCHANT
October 13, 1994
Services for Lottie B. Merchant, 97, Baldwin, are pending with Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994, at Orchard Lane Nursing Facility, Baldwin.
LIONS OPEN DISTRICT AGAINST LEAVENWORTH
October 13, 1994
Leavenworth High’s football team, starving for a win, nearly knocked off fourth-ranked Olathe North last week. Lawrence High head coach Dick Purdy prefers the Pioneers remain victory famished for at least one more week.
AYCOCK LONE SENIOR FOR KU WOMEN
October 13, 1994
That Angela Aycock has had a successful collegiate athletic career is no surprise. But she sure didn’t think it would be in basketball.
PHELPS SAYS SHE MEANT NO HARM
October 13, 1994
Margie Phelps, as well as her father, the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., could be sentenced to jail if convicted of contempt of court. Topeka (ap) — The daughter of the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., known for his anti-gay campaign, said she never intended to be contemptuous of a Shawnee County judge.
WILLIAMS SET FOR ANOTHER LATE NIGHT
October 13, 1994
For the past six years, Roy Williams has proven he doesn’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight. That’s usually about the time Kansas’ basketball coach gets dragged onto the dance floor by KU’s Crimson Girls, at the annual Late Night With Roy Williams at Allen Fieldhouse.
CREAMER EXCELLING AT GOALIE
October 13, 1994
Lawrence High’s soccer opponents can rarely say, ‘He shoots, he scores’ when Orion Creamer defends the Lions’ goal. Since receiving his first start in the third game of his sophomore season, Creamer has been mainstay in the Lions’ lineup. He has started 46 consecutive games at goalkeeper heading into today’s match with Leavenworth at YSI, Lawrence’s final home outing of the season.
NEGATIVE RESPONSES MOUNT FOR MASON
October 13, 1994
Lose to Kansas State and the heat in the Kansas kitchen always rises several degrees. Three times in seven years KU football coach Glen Mason has lost to KU’s geographical rival, and three times he’s been cussed, criticized and second-guessed.
PILOTS PROVIDE AERIAL THRILLS, UNIQUE VIEW AT MAPLE LEAF
October 13, 1994
Mike Erwin and Dale Cranston love to fly. This weekend, it will show.
HASKELL SEEKS WIDER STUDY FOR TRAFFICWAY
October 13, 1994
Cultural and spiritual issues should have equal footing with economic concerns, the university says.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 13, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two nail guns, two circular saws and two drills valued together on a police report at $1,860 were reported stolen Friday from the back of a pickup truck that was parked in the 1300 block of Tennessee, Lawrence police said today.
IOWA STATE FALLS SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS
October 13, 1994
This was supposed to be the year Iowa State turned around its sagging football fortunes. ISU red-shirted 20 players back in 1990. Now fifth-year seniors, they were supposed to breathe life into the program that hadn’t had a winning season since 1989.
HOW LONG HAVE THE EXIT MONITORS BEEN AT THE LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THEY?
October 13, 1994
The library’s security system has been in place for two years, and works quite well in detecting materials taken from the building without first being checked out, said Cecilia May, the library’s acting director. The system’s effectiveness will increase next year, however, once the library has an automated circulation system, she said. Right now, there’s no way to tell exactly how many books are in the library’s collection and that makes it difficult to track how many have been lost or stolen.
BLOOD DRIVES FALL FAR SHORT OF GOALS
October 13, 1994
The American Red Cross blood drive at Kansas University is open to anyone 17 or older, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the university. Donors must be in generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have no history of hepatitis or behavior that would put them at risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The blood drive continued today in the Kansas Union ballroom until 4:30 p.m. On Friday blood will be collected in Templin and Oliver residence halls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Poor turnout at major blood drives is pushing the American Red Cross into an unusual autumn blood shortage throughout the region.
SOUND OFF
October 13, 1994
How do you get a copy of a police record or anything else that any government agency has on you? Anyone can view his or her criminal-history record by making an appointment with the Lawrence Police Department’s technical services division, 832-7501, said police Lt. Ed Brunt. An individual also may obtain a copy of the front sheet of an incident report, which is public record. The narrative of incident reports is considered investigatory and not open to the public.
October 13, 1994
The drive toward $1.15 million is well within sight, United Way officials say, but time is getting short for this year’s fund-raising campaign. With two weeks to go, $435,567 has been pledged to the United Way of Douglas County Inc. — about 38 percent of the goal for financing 31 social service agencies next year.
BIRTHS
October 13, 1994
Mary Pat and Michael Lange, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Tabitha and Michael Clayborn, Baldwin, a boy, today.
CENTENNIAL BLUNTS THE CUTTING EDGE
October 13, 1994
Centennial School boasts a staff with low turnover and thus a conservative approach to cutting-edge programs.