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VALUATIONS DRAW FEWER COMPLAINTS
April 6, 1995
Either Douglas County taxpayers are procrastinating or they’re happier with their property valuations than they have been in past years. As of this morning, owners of just 1,602 properties had requested an informal hearing to review the new values that the Douglas County appraiser’s staff placed on residential and commercial properties.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 6, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Lawrence man reported that his 1975 Chevrolet pickup, valued on a police report at $1,000, was stolen between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6:50 a.m. today from a driveway in the 500 block of North Seventh.
SOUND OFF
April 6, 1995
With all of the large increases in the assessed values of properties in the county, will the mill rate drop accordingly? If not, what will happen to all of the extra money? All other things being equal, a higher valuation will reduce the mill levy, said Craig Weinaug, Douglas County administrator. However, if budgets increase or funding from other sources decreases, the levy on real property may rise.
REGENTS FUNDING IN LEGISLATIVE TUG-OF-WAR
April 6, 1995
The House and Senate disagree over a proposed $2.9 million cut in the KU budget.
LHS BANDS, SINGERS WIN TOP RATINGS
April 6, 1995
All six of Lawrence High School’s music groups pulled in the highest ratings possible at the state music festival Wednesday. “It was a good day,” said Jeff Anderson, who, along with Mark Robinson, directs the singing groups.
HEFFNER HEADLINES LHS TENNIS
April 6, 1995
Lawrence High boys tennis coach Dick Wedel doesn’t have a hot-shot transfer to rely on this year like last season. “No such luck,” said Wedel, whose team was scheduled to open the season today.
INK ADDS SERVICE, CUTS SOME COSTS
April 6, 1995
Libraries will soon be able to get service cheaper from the state’s computerized information service.
STUDY TO TRACK SELF-SUFFICIENCY
April 6, 1995
Lawrence will be one of three U.S. sites for a study about how students with developmental disabilities can become self-sufficient. The U.S. Department of Education has granted The Arc of Douglas County $15,000 a year for each of the next five years. Agencies in Durham, N.C., and Hayward, Calif., will perform concurrent studies.
HASKELL, BOEING TO JOIN FORCES
April 6, 1995
A partnership with Boeing will pay for laboratory improvements and offer hands-on environmental research.
VEDA UDELL GODSEY
April 6, 1995
Services for Veda Udell Godsey, 69, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka, with the Rev. Jim Lormand officiating. Eastern Star services conducted by Helena Chapter No. 210 O.E.S., will follow. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Godsey died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at Plaza West Care Center, Topeka.
MAN ARRESTED IN RAPE ATTEMPT
April 6, 1995
Kansas University police arrested a 24-year-old Lawrence man early this morning after he allegedly robbed and tried to rape a KU student. According to KU police Sgt. Rose Rozmiarek, the 19-year-old female student was walking about 2:30 a.m. to Oliver Hall from a parking lot near the residence hall. A man, who had a knife, demanded money from her. After the student gave the man $18 or $19, he forced her back into her car, where he tried to rape her, Rozmiarek said.
LESBIGAY DIRECTOR RESIGNS POST
April 6, 1995
The director of Kansas University’s gay, lesbian and bisexual student organization has resigned from his position because of health concerns. Eric Moore, a Lawrence sophomore, who announced to a large crowd on Wednesday night that he was HIV-positive, resigned Tuesday from his position as director of Lesbian, Bisexual & Gay Services of Kansas. Moore also withdrew his candidacy for a student senate post.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 6, 1995
Condition reports * Sylvia Kallsen, 50, Lawrence, remained in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where she is being treated for injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident March 23 two miles northwest of Lawrence at Douglas County roads 438 and 7.
FRANK O. BANKS
April 6, 1995
Services for Frank O. Banks, 81, Oklahoma City, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Gerald Pederson officiating. Mr. Banks died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at Timberlane Manor, Edmond.
BAKER JUNIOR WINS GOLDWATER AWARD
April 6, 1995
A Baker University junior from Shreveport, La., has become the college’s first Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winner. Dawn Gardner, a biology major, this week was named one of 285 Goldwater recipients nationwide. She’s the only student from a private university in Kansas to receive the scholarship, which will provide $7,000 for tuition and fees during Gardner’s senior year.
SOUND OFF
April 6, 1995
How much money does the Lawrence Aquahawks pay the city of Lawrence for use of the municipal pool during the summer? Nothing, according to Fred DeVictor, director of parks and recreation for the city. Aquahawks, a competitive swim team, provides a service that the parks and recreation department, therefore, doesn’t have to provide, DeVictor said.
MAX COWDEN:
April 6, 1995
Services for Roy Max Cowden, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Indian Hills Church of God, with the Rev. M. Jim Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hope Cemetery, Pleasant Hope, Mo. Mr. Cowden died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at Sterling Heights, Lawrence.
RALPH WESTON LINNENS
April 6, 1995
Services for Ralph Weston Linnens, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Florence Christian Church here with the Revs. Larry Timm, James West Jr. and George Lespagnard officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery, Cedar Point. Mr. Linnens died Tuesday, April 4, 1995, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.
HOPITSALS
April 6, 1995
Dismissals Eunice Strickland, Ottawa; Michelle Fizer and baby girl, Lawrence; Cindy Crissler and baby boy, Lawrence; Sherri Nibarger and baby girl, Lawrence.
MCWILLIAMS BOOSTS STOCK AT CHARLOTTE
April 6, 1995
Matt McWilliams’ decision to return for his senior season at North Carolina-Charlotte instead of opting for professional baseball has paid off. McWilliams, selected last summer in the 54th round by the St. Louis Cardinals, had a 6-1 record with a 2.08 earned run average for the 49ers entering his start Wednesday night at Radford.
LEGISLATOR MERGES ONTO INFO SUPERHIGHWAY
April 6, 1995
A legislator from Western Kansas preaches the gospel of cyberspace.
MINNIE SUTTON
April 6, 1995
Services for Minnie Sutton, 99, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Sutton died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CLEVE ROBERTS RETURNS TO KU FOOTBALL
April 6, 1995
The pain in Cleve Roberts’ knee was nothing compared to the pain in his heart. During a city league softball game last summer, Roberts, a ballyhooed offensive lineman from Buhler and a member of Kansas University’s football recruiting class of 1994, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right leg. The injury forced him to have reconstructive knee surgery and delayed his arrival at KU.
CITY, RESIDENT TO BE HONORED
April 6, 1995
From resource books to curb ramps, Lawrence wins recognition for supporting people with disabilities.
OLYMPIAN WITH HIV DECRIES BIGOTRY
April 6, 1995
Greg Louganis told an audience that people should support each other, regardless of sexual orientation.
LHS SOFTBALL YOUNG
April 6, 1995
Lawrence High’s softball team doesn’t have an overabundance of players, nor is it plentiful in experience. But those factors haven’t prevented the Lions from jumping to a 3-1 start. “They’re a very young team. They’re not necessarily young in age, but in experience,” LHS coach Sandra Walker said. “They haven’t been playing competitive fast-pitch very long, but have a lot of talent and desire.”
KU SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH SHOCKS
April 6, 1995
Unfortunately for Kansas’ ace on the mound, her back isn’t as consistent as her pitching. Beth Robinson threw a two-hit shutout in the first game despite much pain in her spine to lift the Jayhawks to a 3-0 softball win over Wichita State on Wednesday afternoon at Jayhawk Field. KU lost the second game, 2-0.