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October 20, 1994
The United Way of Douglas County’s 1994-95 drive chair said donations appear to be up in this year’s campaign, compared with this same time last year. “The reports we are getting are consistently higher figures than last year,” said drive chair Steve Johnson. “People in our community are hearing about the need and responding to that message.”
HOMER WAYBRIGHT
October 20, 1994
Services for Homer Waybright, 80, Tonganoxie, were this morning at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Larry Frew officiating. Mr. Waybright died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1994, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
AUCTION RAISES FUNDS
October 20, 1994
Buyers pumped more than $6,700 into the city’s coffers at last weekend’s found property and evidence auctions conducted by the Lawrence Police Department. Sgt. Rick Nickell said $4,100 was raised during Saturday’s auction of property that had been found or turned into the department. About 150 people attended that auction.
S REFORMS LEADING TO CHAOS, STUDENT SAYS
October 20, 1994
Although seeking speedy economic and democratic reforms, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is polarizing the population and fueling the rise of fascist groups, a Russian historian says.
RECRUIT PUGH BULKED UP
October 20, 1994
T.J. Pugh’s build might best be described as slender. “You wouldn’t say that if you saw him as a sophomore. He was 6-7, 160,” Omaha Creighton Prep basketball coach Scott Hawk said of Pugh, who on Wednesday, committed to Kansas.
ROBERT PHILLIPS
October 20, 1994
Services for Robert “Bob” Phillips, 50, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Eudora United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cheryl Sommers-Ingersol officiating. Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HUSKERS START SLOW, THEN STEAMROLL KU VOLLEYBALL
October 20, 1994
David didn’t defeat Goliath on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. But at first, it appeared Goliath would be in for a fight.
KU BASKETBALL TRYOUTS DRAW 43
October 20, 1994
In all, 43 hopefuls showed up on Monday for tryouts for Kansas’ men’s basketball team. Thirteen athletes remain as tryouts continue through this week and next.
TEXAS TO VISIT KANSAS IN 1996
October 20, 1994
Texas will make its first football appearance in Lawrence since 1938 when the Big 12 Conference begins play in 1996. Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma are the three schools from the Southern Division that Kansas will meet along with the five schools from its own division during the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
KIDS VOTING SEEKS AIDES
October 20, 1994
Organizations looking for a community activity involving young people and democracy, look no further. Lanaea Heine, coordinator at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, is searching for civic groups, businesses or other organizations to adopt polling sites on election day for the Kids Voting USA program.
INMATE OVERFLOW GOES PRIVATE
October 20, 1994
Douglas County has bought space in a private corrections facility to help house its surplus inmate population.
CITY WEIGHING TWO COMPETING HOUSING PLANS
October 20, 1994
Lawrence city commissioners have two proposals on the table for increasing housing opportunities for low-income residents.
VASCO R. GEER
October 20, 1994
Services for Vasco Rudolph Geer Jr., 78, Mobile, will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Pine Crest Funeral Home chapel here. Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Miss. Mr. Geer died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at a Mobile hospital.
COUNTY OKS ENERGY UNIT, TABLES BILLS FOR CENTER
October 20, 1994
County commissioners hope a sizable investment in energy conservation will pay off in utility bill savings.
CHANCELLOR PROSPECTS NUMBER 102
October 20, 1994
Forty percent of prospects for Kansas University chancellor have experience as chief executive of a college or university, a search committee member said today. Stephen Jordan, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the committee had received 12 applications and 90 nominations for the position.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1994
Why did Sunflower Cablevision neglect to carry 45 during its most popular time, at 7 Friday night (Oct. 14)? A piece of electronic equipment at Sunflower that processes the channel’s signal malfunctioned, causing the signal to be out for two or three hours that night, said Dennis Knipfer, manager of Sunflower.
DOROTHY CATAN
October 20, 1994
Services for Dorothy Catan, 81, Houston, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Episcopal Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Masquelette officiating. Mrs. Catan died Friday, Oct. 14, 1994, at West Houston Medical Center.
DISTRICT COURT
October 20, 1994
Criminal Cases proceedings * Michael A. Bolden, 30, 110 Michigan No. 84, is to appear in court Oct. 25 for a preliminary hearing on charges of driving as an habitual violator, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, attempting to elude and obstructing the legal process. The charge alleges that on Oct. 12 Bolden obstructed Police Officer David Axman, who was investigating the possibility Bolden was driving under the influence.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 20, 1994
Injury accidents * An Aurora, Colo., man was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 56. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Jason Krause, 19, was eastbound on U.S. 56 about two miles west of the U.S. 56-59 junction when he apparently fell asleep and drove off the north side of the road. He steered the vehicle back onto the road, where it spun out of control, ran off the north side of the road and overturned. The accident remains under investigation, the patrol said.
S EFFORTS BRING BOOKS TO CENTER
October 20, 1994
Preschool children around Lawrence will have the thrill of owning their own books, thanks to a community literacy effort. “I like the Snoopy ones,” declared Amelia Firns-Hubert, 3.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 20, 1994
Births Janna and Steve Whitton, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1994
Are there any plans to pave Douglas County Road 1029 between U.S. Highway 40 and Stull Road? Grading and earth work on the project is scheduled to begin this spring, said John Young, assistant director of public works. Paving will be done thereafter, with the entire project scheduled for completion within 1995.
STRUGGLING CHARGERS NEXT UP FOR LIONS
October 20, 1994
Overlooking a struggling opponent has never concerned Dick Purdy since he became Lawrence High’s football coach in 1990. “We’ve been pretty fortunate that the Lawrence High kids get ready every week and don’t look past anybody,” said Purdy, whose team has won five consecutive games entering the second round of district play.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1994
What year did Daylight Saving Time start? When does it end this fall? Daylight Saving Time became effective in 1967, following passage of the Uniform Time Act.
MASON MUM ABOUT STREAK
October 20, 1994
No-turnover streaks in football are, Kansas coach Glen Mason feels, like no-hitters in baseball. Mum’s the word while they’re in progress. Kansas has played 12 straight quarters without coughing the ball up via a fumble or intereception, and Mason made it clear in his weekly media session Wednesday that he doesn’t want to talk about it.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1994
Why do ABC stations carry closed-captioning demonstrations during Saturday college football games? It seems like a bad time to do it because you can’t read scores on the bottom of the page. Officials at ABC in New York said there are no “closed-captioning demonstrations” on Saturdays.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 20, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lawrence police are investigating a report that an unknown person broke into a residence in the 2400 block of Melrose between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 6 a.m. Oct. 13 and stole property valued at $1,006. The 39-year-old resident who was in the house at the time reported that items taken included a videocassette recorder, 15 compact discs and a video tape. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said police had recovered the VCR and are attempting to contact a possible suspect.
AREA RESIDENTS WANT TO BLOCK ACCESS POINT TO TRAFFICWAY
October 20, 1994
Residents near the South Lawrence Trafficway’s junction with the Kansas Turnpike want increased traffic in the area to sail on by.
MISBEHAVING CARRIES PRICE AT CORDLEY
October 20, 1994
Communication skills are part of the approach to disciplinary problems.
RURAL-URBAN SPLIT ERUPTS IN ZONING DEBATE
October 20, 1994
A rezoning request gave county commissioners a chance to choose sides in the debate over rural development.
PRAEGER QUERIES BICKNELL CHOICE
October 20, 1994
Lawrence’s state senator questions the qualifications of Gene Bicknell, nominee to the state Board of Regents.
DISTRICT PLAYOFFS ADD NEW TWIST, OTHER PREP NOTES
October 20, 1994
Coaches like to use the cliche, “One game at a time,” but it’s OK to look ahead to the state football playoffs when it comes to Lawrence High. After all, the Lions have never lost a district game since the district format began in 1981. This year appears to be no different with district games against Topeka West (1-6) and Topeka High (4-3) the next two weeks.
OMAHA PREP PUGH COMMITS TO KANSAS
October 20, 1994
Two and a half weeks ago, Kansas’ basketball program landed a 4.0 student in St. Charles (Mo.) West High point guard Ryan Robertson. On Wednesday, Kansas secured a second hoop commitment from T.J. Pugh, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from Omaha Creighton Prep High. Pugh has a 3.95 grade point average. He has recorded all A’s and one B through three-plus years.
S MCGEE ALMOST BECAMEJAYHAWK
October 20, 1994
One way or another, Garrick McGee would be playing football this Saturday inside Kansas’ Memorial Stadium. McGee, a heralded juco quarterback out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, had his transfer choices narrowed to Kansas or Oklahoma. OU won.
3RD DISTRICT HOPEFULS TRADE CUTS AT DEBATE
October 20, 1994
The candidates for the 3rd Congressional District seat met in the third of eight rounds of debates Wednesday night at Baker University. A fourth debate is set for 7 tonight at Kansas University’s Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
HAZELLE T. DYER
October 20, 1994
Services for Hazelle T. Dyer, 84, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Dyer died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CONNOR SERVICES
October 20, 1994
Memorial services for Virginia Ruth O’Connor, 71, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Timothy Worthington officiating. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. O’Connor died Sunday, Oct. 16, 1994, at her home.
KU-BIG 12 SKEDS
October 20, 1994
Here are the Kansas home and away football schedules for the first four years of Big 12 Conference play. 1996