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OLATHE EAST SOFTBALL SWEEPS LHS
April 14, 1995
The chilly Lawrence bats became a few degrees colder on Thursday afternoon. Olathe East swept the Lions, 8-0, 4-1, in a softball doubleheader at Holcom. LHS managed six hits in the twinbill. The Lions have scored just four runs in their last 28 innings.
COFFERS
April 14, 1995
Donations, a sports and celebrity auction, a 5K race, shirt sales, a comedy performance and several dances in advance of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade raised $10,500 for a new support group for Lawrence teen-age mothers. The group is being organized by Hannah’s House Foundation, which runs a home for unwed pregnant teens at 2216 Ala.
SOUND OFF
April 14, 1995
Has the valuation of property ever gone down in Lawrence? “For 20 years we never revalued, so property didn’t change,” said Douglas County Appraiser Marion Johnson.
SOUND OFF
April 14, 1995
What is the structure northwest of the Clinton Marina that looks like two doors going underground, something like a bunker? “That is our water storage area,” said Jerry Schecher, park manager at Clinton Lake. “It’s a 125,000-gallon underground water tank and a repressuring system.”
ISABELL KAROLYN REDMAN
April 14, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial services for Isabell Karolyn Redman, 87, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Emporia at a later date. Mrs. Redman died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DAISY C. FLETCHER
April 14, 1995
Services for Daisy Capitola Fletcher, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Fletcher died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BUDD
April 14, 1995
Memorial services for Constance L. “Connie” Budd, 68, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. Private burial of cremains will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Budd died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at Holiday Resort Nursing Home, Emporia.
BIRD CAUSES OUTAGE
April 14, 1995
A bird that flew into electrical equipment caused a 12-minute power outage this morning for about 3,200 residents south and west of 31st and Iowa. A bird flew into a breaker at 9:20 a.m. at the south Lawrence substation, causing the outage, said Mike Novosel, acting division manager for KPL, the local electric company.
SOUND OFF
April 14, 1995
Has the valuation of property ever gone down in Lawrence? “For 20 years we never revalued, so property didn’t change,” said Douglas County Appraiser Marion Johnson.
KU PROFESSOR HONORED FOR BOOK ABOUT LINCOLN
April 14, 1995
In appropriate surroundings, a Kansas University history professor Thursday won the 1995 Lincoln Prize for a book about President Abraham Lincoln. Phillip Paludan accepted the prestigious award for excellence in Civil War studies during a ceremony in Philadelphia sponsored by the Gettysburg College Lincoln and Soldiers Institute of Gettysburg, Pa.
ARSON SUSPECTED IN KUMC FIRE
April 14, 1995
A reward is being offered for information on an arson fire that did an estimated $250,000 damage early this morning to the laundry services area at the Kansas University Medical Center. The fire, which was reported at 2:39 a.m., remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department and KU police.
JENKINS SERVICES
April 14, 1995
Services were held Saturday for James Eugene Jenkins, 50, Guthrie, who died April 5, 1995, at Logan Hospital and Medical Center here. Burial was in Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie. Mr. Jenkins was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Paris, Tex., the son of Paul Sr. and Carrie Rogers Jenkins. He lived in Guthrie for 2 1/2 years after moving from Lawrence, Kan., where he had been an equipment operator for the city and an employee of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
SHERIFF TO SEEK GRANTS FOR DRUG-FIGHTING UNITS
April 14, 1995
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will file applications today in Topeka seeking state grants to help fund a pair of drug enforcement and education programs. The county is seeking $248,308 in funding for the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit and $53,000 for DARE—Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 14, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police are investigating a report that a mountain bike valued at $1,000 was taken about 8 p.m. Thursday from an open garage in the 1700 block of Kent Terrace. There are no suspects.
CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED
April 14, 1995
* A 19-year-old Lawrence man was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court in connection with an April 9 incident in which he allegedly battered a 21-year-old Lawrence man. Terry G. Snell Jr., 2434 Cedarwood, was charged with aggravated battery and disorderly conduct. Police reports indicate that during the incident, Snell shoved the victim’s head into a curb and into a parked car, then kicked him twice in the head. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Massachusetts. Snell is to appear back in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
SOUND OFF
April 14, 1995
Is it very expensive for the Baldwin school district to operate the Marion Springs grade school when its enrollment is always under 100? Baldwin Supt. John Nuspl said Marion Springs was more expensive to operate than larger schools. A smaller school generates less state financial aid for the district than a larger school, yet must have many of the same resources as a larger school.
ORVAL ERVIN ALLEN
April 14, 1995
Services for Orval Ervin Allen, 64, Valley Falls, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Gene Koons officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Allen died today, April 14, 1995, at Valley Falls Health Center.
LHS REVIVES SHAKESPEARE FOR BIRTHDAY BASH
April 14, 1995
English classes at Lawrence High School sipped cider and took in scenes from plays of the Bard as part of a birthday party in Shakespeare’s honor.
LUCY B. HARDY
April 14, 1995
Services for Lucy B. Hardy, 67, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Hardy died today, April 14, 1995, at her home.
HEFFNER HELPS LHS TO FIRST-PLACE TIE IN OWN INVITATIONA
April 14, 1995
Matt Heffner isn’t picky. Put him on one side of a tennis court alone or with a partner, and he’ll perform. Last year, his role was doubles, and he did his duty well. Heffner and Anthony Gasper placed fourth in doubles at state.
EDWARD P. KNIGHT
April 14, 1995
Services for Edward P. Knight, 66, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Knight died Thursday, April 13, 1995, at the Colmery-O’Neil V.A. Medical Center.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 14, 1995
Dismissals Baby girl Baker, Wellsville; Margaret Belles and baby boy, Lawrence; Thelma Hyatt-Wise, Lawrence; Tammy Cress and baby boy, Oskaloosa; Kursten Metelmann and baby girl, Lawrence.
BETTER LIGHTING, MORE ACTIVITIES IN PARK PLAN
April 14, 1995
Plans currently include building restrooms, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, tennis court and playground at “Dad” Perry Park.
SENATOR, TOWN CONTINUE LOVE AFFAIR
April 14, 1995
Once again, Russell opened its arms to Bob Dole.
ILLINOIS SENATOR, SALLIE MAE SPAR
April 14, 1995
The battle over direct or indirect student loans may be heating up again this year in Congress.
ENGINEERING STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO GRADE SCHOOL
April 14, 1995
Kansas University engineering students have gone back to elementary school to spark interest in science among local children.
KU TO HONOR 4 FOR SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY
April 14, 1995
The four recipients of Kansas University’s 1995 Distinguished Service Citation will recieve their honors at a banquet next Friday.
LHS BASEBALL SWEEPS O-SOUTH
April 14, 1995
Timely hitting and strong pitching proved to be an effective combination Thursday for Lawrence High’s baseball team in its doubleheader sweep of Olathe South at Olathe District Activities Center. The Lions nipped the Falcons 3-2 in the first game and pulled away late for a 6-2 win in the nightcap.
UNITED STUDENTS WINS TOP OFFICE IN ELECTION
April 14, 1995
Kim Cocks is president, again. Several years ago, she was president at Shawnee Mission North High School.
SOUND OFF
April 14, 1995
When was the Kansas Turnpike built? The 236-mile turnpike was constructed in 22 months and opened to traffic on Oct. 25, 1956, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
ALL-STAR GAME WILL FOLLOW KANSAS RELAYS
April 14, 1995
Gary Schwartz likes college basketball as much as the next person in this hoops-crazed city. In the past, Schwartz, Kansas’ track coach, has stopped me in the halls of Allen Fieldhouse and made small talk about the KU program.
VAUGHN VOTED MVP AT TEAM BANQUET
April 14, 1995
Jacque Vaughn was named Kansas’ most valuable player at the Jayhawks’ basketball banquet on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Vaughn, the first sophomore to win the award since Danny Manning in 1986, gave his trophy to former KU assistant coach Steve Robinson, who on Wednesday was introduced as Tulsa’s basketball coach.
Senator, town continue love affair
April 14, 1995
Once again, Russell opened its arms to Bob Dole.