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CHESTER MARLEY WOODRUM
April 20, 1995
Graveside services for Chester Marley Woodrum, 75, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery here, with the Rev. Clyde Greisen officiating. Mr. Woodrum died Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at Orchard Land Nursing Facility in Baldwin.
S TENNIS HOT ENTERING BIG 8
April 20, 1995
Nobody can accuse Kansas’ women’s tennis team of peaking too soon. The Jayhawks lost 10 of their first 15 duals, but have won nine of their last 10, and are seeded No. 1 at the Big Eight championships this weekend in Oklahoma City.
JAMES VESTAL SR.
April 20, 1995
Services for James H. Vestal Sr., 81, Mayetta, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mr. Vestal, a former Lecompton resident, died Tuesday, April 18, 1995, at Holton Community Hospital.
VAN SYSTEM FALLS SHORT, FORUM FINDS
April 20, 1995
The need for expanded public transportation in Lawrence got a thorough hearing Wednesday during a community forum. The consensus among participants was that the city’s demand-response program, which provides van service on request, falls short of meeting all the needs in the community, said Ed Dutton, chair of the Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging. He moderated Wednesday’s forum.
CORRECTION
April 20, 1995
A photograph in Wednesday’s Journal-World showed Don Cashatt addressing a meeting of the Douglas County Property Owners Assn. Because of a photographer’s error, Cashatt was misidentified. Cashatt and former Douglas County Commissioner Bob Neis are co-founders of the group.
DYKES BACK AT WORK
April 20, 1995
after heart surgery Three weeks after having undergone heart surgery, former Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes has returned to work part-time and is performing rehabilitation exercises.
SOUND OFF
April 20, 1995
Will Sunflower Cablevision get the History Channel anytime soon? And will it get Channel 41 anytime soon? “We’re keeping an eye on a lot of services, but have no definite plans yet,” said Dennis Knipfer, Sunflower’s general manager. He said the cable company still is negotiating to sign a contract with KSHB. “But we are pleased that we have Fox on Channel 4,” he said.
SOUND OFF
April 20, 1995
Why were hundreds of trees recently cut down along the city’s Haskell Rail-Trail in southeast Lawrence? And why were trees bulldozed this winter along the Kansas River between the levee and the river just east of the Massachusetts Street bridge and sandbar? Fred DeVictor, director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, said the trail had been cluttered with dead wood and those dead trees were removed. City workers also pruned trees where branches were hanging over the rail trail.
OFFICIAL
April 20, 1995
Del Shankel, in the swan song of his academic career at KU, was elevated to full chancellor today by the Kansas Board of Regents.
RAYMOND LEE SNYDER
April 20, 1995
Services for Raymond Lee Snyder, 65, Williamstown, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mr. Snyder died Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S TENNIS TRYING TO REPEAT
April 20, 1995
Since 1991, no Big Eight men’s tennis team has repeated as league champion. That’s one of the reasons defending champion Kansas will be taking nothing for granted heading into this weekend’s conference meet at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
KU SOFTBALL SPLITS
April 20, 1995
Kansas freshman Sarah Holland had a triple and double and knocked in two runs as Kansas beat Southwest Missouri State, 4-1, Wednesday in the first game of a softball doubleheader. SW Missouri State won the second game, 5-1. Holland’s hitting backed the five-hit outing of pitcher Beth Robinson, who gained her 10th win in 16 decisions.
LEGISLATORS DOWNPLAY UNION EFFECTS
April 20, 1995
Key state lawmakers said Wednesday it was unlikely that approval of a unionization measure by graduate teaching assistants at Kansas University would help the university win more money from the Kansas Legislature. “We won’t be influenced in the slightest by that outcome,” said Sen. David Kerr of Hutchinson, chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “There won’t be any more money (for KU); there won’t be any less money.”
EPA SCRUTINIZES ARMY PLANT
April 20, 1995
The EPA has no timetable for deciding whether or not to list Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant on the federal cleanup priority list. DeSoto (ap) — The Environmental Protection Agency wants to list the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant among the most environmentally hazardous sites in the country, but the Army is fighting it.
THE NIGHT THE KU UNION BURNED
April 20, 1995
Ray Nichols, who was executive secretary at Kansas University, remembers the call he got 25 years ago tonight. The Kansas Union was on fire, one of Nichols’ friends said. Nichols reached Chancellor Laurence Chalmers, who was in Washington, D.C. Then he headed up the hill to the union.
TURNPIKE TOLL PRICES INCREASE
April 20, 1995
Beginning May 1, Lawrence commuters may pay as much as 10 cents more to drive to Topeka and up to 20 cents more to go to Kansas City on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Turnpike Authority has announced that tolls will increase an average of 10 percent for trips on the 236-mile turnpike.
SOME MEDICAL SPECIALISTS ANGERED BY KU GRANT, ASSISTANT PROF SAYS
April 20, 1995
A $15 million grant to the KU Medical Center will expose medical students to primary care fields, two third-year medical students say.
LEORA ESTELLE HAYDEN
April 20, 1995
Services for Leora Estelle Hayden, 96, Emporia, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carlson Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Marquardt officiating. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Hayden died Tuesday, April 18, 1995, at Newman Memorial Hospital in Emporia.
HASKELL GROUP HEADED TO D.C. FOR EARTH DAY
April 20, 1995
American Indian elders, scientific experts and students converge on the nation’s capital for events marking the 25th Earth Day celebration.
BOBBY JOE GERARD
April 20, 1995
Services for Bobby Joe Gerard, 66, Hanover, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Gerard died Tuesday, April 18, 1995, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
MILDRED B. FREDERICK
April 20, 1995
Graveside services for Mildred Blanche Frederick, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Frederick died today, April 20, 1995, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
WALTER H. FOWLER
April 20, 1995
Services for Walter H. Fowler, 80, Bentley, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead, with the Rev. Mike Leichner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley. Mr. Fowler died Tuesday, April 18, 1995, at his home.
SOUND OFF
April 20, 1995
Is the city planning to recycle any of the maple in the wood floors in the Community Building? “We can’t recycle, as in re-use, this flooring in the new gymnasium,” said Judy Howe, project manager for Kansas Building Systems Inc., a Topeka contractor overseeing the building renovation. “We will probably be looking for people who would be wanting to purchase some of this flooring.”
KANSAS OFFICIALS PUT ON ALERT
April 20, 1995
Federal court buildings in Kansas were kept open Wednesday with no incidents, the U.S. marshal said.
CITY HOLDS BUDGET SESSION
April 20, 1995
City commissioners will set their budget goals June 9.
ALTA I. BROEKER
April 20, 1995
Graveside services for Alta I. Broeker, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Broeker died today, April 20, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NEW TANKS
April 20, 1995
Engineers recommend building three new water-storage tanks in Lawrence. One would go next to a similar tank behind the Clinton Water Treatment Plant on Wakarusa Drive, and would cost $1.1 million this year.
PROGRAM AIMS TO ADD MORE LOCAL RESIDENTS
April 20, 1995
In an effort to attract more full-time Lawrence residents, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County is forming a new program.
KANSANS EXTEND A HELPING HAND
April 20, 1995
Kansas residents and organizations offered help ranging from hospital beds to public relations aides as neighboring Oklahoma dealt with the aftermath of the federal building bombing. Within hours after the blast ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning, Gov. Bill Graves called the Oklahoma governor’s office.
GIVENS OVERCOMING KNEE INJURIES
April 20, 1995
There has been no time for Marjy Givens to ease her pain. The Lawrence High three-sport standout has been plagued by injuries throughout her senior year, yet continues to plug away as a midfielder for the Lions’ soccer team.
WATER, SEWER UPGRADE COST
April 20, 1995
New water tanks, sewer lines and storage basins could add up to higher utility bills.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 20, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police say they have no suspects in an auto burglary that occurred between 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in which property valued at $1,543 was stolen. According to the report, someone broke the passenger’s side window on a 1990 Plymouth while it was parked outside an automotive repair business in the 900 block of East 28th. Items reported stolen included a radar detector, 60 compact discs and a case of motor oil.
SPRINTER GREENE HIGHLIGHTS RELAYS ENTRIES
April 20, 1995
Carl Lewis won’t be there. But the man who beat Carl Lewis will. So will two of the world’s best pole vaulters. The Kansas Relays boasts some athletes to get excited about. And there will be more of them than usual this year.
WEEKEND PROGRAM TO OFFER IMMUNIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN
April 20, 1995
Nearly all school-age children in Douglas County get disease vaccinations required by law. But when the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last checked, in 1993, 21 percent of the county’s children under age 3 were not immunized for potentially fatal diseases such as polio and pertussis, known more commonly as whooping cough.
HEPTATHLETE WILDER HOPES TO CRACK TOP THREE
April 20, 1995
The sun may be setting on Sandy Wilder’s track career, but it certainly was shining bright for the Kansas heptathlete on the opening day of the Kansas Relays Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. “It’s my senior year, so it’s depressing that it’s my last Kansas Relays,” Wilder said. “But it was wonderful not to have rain. It’s good for it to end on a nice note and be nice out.”
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
April 20, 1995
Public transportation will take a front seat this spring during the city’s budget discussions.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 20, 1995
Admissions Luke Shulenburger, Lawrence; Katherine Mueller, Lawrence.
EVERS IN FOURTH AT RELAYS
April 20, 1995
Kansas’ Michael Evers placed fourth after the first day of the Kansas Relays decathlon on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. Evers benefited from a first-, second- and third-place finish in individual events to earn a first-day total of 3,497 points.