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SOUND OFF
April 10, 1995
Has a write-in vote ever taken an elected position away from a person who is on the ballot? Were there any people who received a significant number of write-in votes in this election for either the city commission or the school board? Last year, a write-in candidate for the Lecompton City Council beat by five votes a candidate who had filed, according to Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes, who’s in charge of elections.
GROUP TO POLICE VALUATION PROCESS
April 10, 1995
A taxpayer organization hopes to keep local mill levies in check.
BOY RECEIVES LIGHTER SENTENCE FOR MURDER
April 10, 1995
A 15-year-old Ottawa boy was sentenced Monday to 55 months in the custody of the Kansas Secretary of Corrections for the Sept. 27 beating death of Clyde R. Crowley, 57, Ottawa. Assistant Franklin County Atty. John Wilcox said the sentence imposed on Jerry Lee Robinson Jr. was less than the sentence outlined for second-degree murder under Kansas sentencing guidelines.
RALLY SEEKS TO HAVE PRO-CHOICE VOICES
April 10, 1995
Sunday’s Rally for Choice in South Park carried a simple message for abortion-rights supporters: Talk to legislators. The Lawrence Pro-Choice Action League, sponsor of the rally, concentrated on educating supporters about pro-choice issues and getting their voices heard.
KU RECRUIT PIERCE SCORES 12 IN ALL-STAR GAME
April 10, 1995
Paul Pierce had 12 points as the West all-stars defeated the East, 114-99, Sunday in the Magic Roundball Classic. Pierce, a 6-6 forward from Inglewood, Calif., who has verbally committed to Kansas, had 28 points in last week’s McDonald’s All-America game.
HARRY VERNON NEWELL
April 10, 1995
Services for Harry Vernon Newell, 77, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Mr. Shawn Smith officiating. Burial will be in The Old Monticello Cemetery in Johnson County. Mr. Newell died Saturday, April 8, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WRITE-IN VOTES ELECT LECOMPTON COUNCILMAN
April 10, 1995
To some, he’s Alvin. To others, he’s Pat. His full name is Alvin Patrick Istas, and thanks to the six write-in votes he received as Alvin Istas and the three he pulled down as Pat Istas, Lecompton residents can start referring to him as city councilman beginning next month.
MABEL MCDONALD
April 10, 1995
Services for Mabel M. McDonald, 95, Beloit, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home here with Dr. Rick Grace officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Mrs. McDonald died Saturday, April 8, 1995, at Mitchell County Community Hospital, Beloit.
KANSAS SPLITS WITH NEBRASKA
April 10, 1995
Kansas’ unranked softball team played No. 14-rated Nebraska to a draw over the weekend at Jayhawk Field. The Jayhawks, who split with the Cornhuskers on Saturday, won the opening game of a doubleheader, 6-5, on Sunday, then dropped the nightcap, 11-3.
KU OFFICIALS EYE LATEST BUDGET PLAN
April 10, 1995
Officials aren’t quite sure what an appropriated state budget with $1.58 million less for KU will mean.
SOUND OFF
April 10, 1995
What is the significance of the seashell in the new glass windows in the addition at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 27th Street and Lawrence Avenue? “It’s an ancient Christian symbol for baptism,” said the Rev. Kevin Vogts. The three drops of water beneath the shell represent the Trinity: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
COMMISSION REQUESTS REVIEW OF COMMITTEE
April 10, 1995
Douglas County Commissioners want county employees to feel like someone is listening. Commissioners asked department heads this morning to take a look at the way employees are appointed to the Personnel Advisory Committee to make sure that employees have a say in who represents them on the group. Commissioners also want to know whether the committee can function more effectively.
LEANER BUDGET A POPULAR IDEA
April 10, 1995
The county budget won’t grow if commissioners maintain their current posture.
ARTS CENTER RAISES ALMOST $36,000
April 10, 1995
Art buyers pumped close to $36,000 into the Lawrence Arts Center operating fund on Saturday during the center’s annual fund-raising auction. Patrons paid about $33,000 for 150 pieces by 130 area artists, said Ann Evans, executive director of the center. Another $3,000 came from ticket sales.
ESTELLA L. BAKER
April 10, 1995
Graveside services for Estella L. Baker, 99, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Mr. John Jones officiating. Mrs. Baker died Saturday, April 8, 1995, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
KYLE CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
April 10, 1995
Private graveside services for Kyle Christopher Scott, infant son of Bruce and Betsy Lienhard Scott, Lawrence, will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. James Shaughnessy officiating. Kyle was born Tuesday, April 4, 1995, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and died later that day.
WOODLING COLUMN
April 10, 1995
Notes and quotes while wondering why baseball doesn’t put the small-market teams in their own division … Here’s the latest blast of the New Jersey Nets by outspoken former Kansas guard Rex Walters: “We’re inconsistent with the way we practice. We’re inconsistent with the way we play. This whole season has been a joke. Cinderella or the Tooth Fairy is not going to sprinkle some magic dust on us when it comes game time.” …
SOUND OFF
April 10, 1995
Is it true that if a Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputy had an exemplary record last year with no disciplinary actions taken against him and if he was sick for two days he would have lost his merit raise for the entire year? That is true, according to Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson.
KU BASEBALL BEATS IOWA STATE
April 10, 1995
Kansas’ baseball team committed a season-high six errors against Iowa State on Sunday at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium. In addition, starting pitcher Jamie Splittorff walked five batters and hit three more.
KU QBS SPLIT TIME AT SCRIMMAGE
April 10, 1995
If there’s a quarterback controversy brewing at Kansas, coach Glen Mason is not about to do anything to feed it. Three QBs — incumbent Mark Williams, junior college transfer Ben Rutz and sophomore-to-be Matt Johner — all took roughly the same number of snaps, completed about the same percentage of their passes and drew approximately the same amount of praise after the first scrimmage of spring drills on Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
(1996 presidential race) Dole announces bid for presidency
April 10, 1995
Promising to rein in federal spending, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole announced his third bid for the presidency today in Topeka.
FIRE REVIVES THE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE.
April 10, 1995
Lawrence is once again rising from the ashes. Maybe you’ve already seen a sample of this eternal nod to the forces of nature — the switch grass plantings along Clinton Parkway were burned a few weeks ago and now are greening.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 10, 1995
Births Bruce and Betsy Scott, Lawrence, two boys, Tuesday.
DOLE ANNOUNCES BID FOR PRESIDENCY
April 10, 1995
Promising to rein in federal spending, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole announced his third bid for the presidency today in Topeka.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 10, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police are investigating a report that a John Deere lawnmower, valued at $1,000, was taken between 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday from a garage in the 2500 block of Jasu. There are no suspects.
DA ASSISTANTS ENJOY JOBSLAWRENCE
April 10, 1995
New assistant district attorneys find they’re a good match for Lawrence and the prosecutor’s office.
DOWNTOWN BAR SEEKS OK FOR EXPANSION
April 10, 1995
The owner of Louise’s Downtown wants to expand the bar upstairs.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 10, 1995
Police reports * A 19-year-old Lawrence woman has told police that her 18-year-old boyfriend threatened to kill her and attempted to intimidate her in an attempt to keep her from testifying against him. The suspect, a Topeka resident, is one of five people charged in connection with an incident last month in which a southwest Lawrence residence was sprayed with bullets.
KU WOMEN NETTERS WHIP COLORADO
April 10, 1995
Nora Koves put the finishing touches on an immaculate mark at Kansas. Koves finished her career at KU with a perfect record at the Allen Fieldhouse courts. Koves led the Jayhawks to their fourth straight women’s tennis victory, an 8-1 decision over Colorado on Sunday.
S TENNIS PLAYERS BEAT COLORADO
April 10, 1995
Colorado proved merely to be a pretender and not a contender to knock Kansas off the Big Eight men’s tennis throne. The Jayhawks dismantled the Buffaloes, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Allen Fieldhouse courts. Defending Big Eight champion Kansas improved to 15-7 overall, 4-0 in the Big Eight, while Colorado dropped to 3-1 in the conference.
TRIP TO ISRAEL DEEPENS CULTURE APPRECIATION
April 10, 1995
Ten KU students, all Jewish, exchanged a spring break junket to the beach or mountains for a pilgrimage to Israel.