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VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE AWARDS
April 26, 1995
Douglas County’s top volunteers were recognized Tuesday night during the fifth annual Celebration of Volunteerism ceremony. Awards for four outstanding volunteer efforts were presented by Roger Hill Volunteer Center representatives at Trinity Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 1245 N.H.
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIST EARNED DEGREE AT KU
April 26, 1995
A KU graduate led a team that announced a breakthrough in superconductivity last week.
FIVE TO STAND TRIAL FOR HOUSE SHOOTING
April 26, 1995
A district judge will let a jury decide whether five defendants are guilty of charges filed related to gunshots fired at a Lawrence residence.
KENNETH ALLEN HILLEBERT
April 26, 1995
Services for Kenneth “Kenny” Allen Hillebert, 16, Rossville, will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Rossville High School gymnasium. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. Kenny died Monday, April 24, 1995, of injuries received in an automobile accident earlier that day in Topeka.
CENTRAL STUDENT WITH GUN SUSPENDED
April 26, 1995
A seventh-grader at Central Junior High School has been suspended and will likely face expulsion after he brought a .22-caliber pistol to school Tuesday, school officials said. “I think he was afraid that some older kids were going to beat him up,” Central Principal Ted Juneau said. “He wanted to have it to scare them.”
GLOVE GIFT WELL-RECEIVED IN OKLAHOMA
April 26, 1995
A Lawrence man early this morning delivered about 800 pairs of leather gloves straight to the hands of rescue workers removing debris from the gutted hull of the federal building in Oklahoma City. Larry Loveland, a retired Lawrence police officer, arrived in Oklahoma City about 1 a.m. today in his car, which was loaded with about $4,000 worth of gloves.
LHS STUDENT WINS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
April 26, 1995
Chris Francisco, Lawrence High School senior, is a 1995 Merit Scholar, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced today. Francisco will attend the University of Illinois in the fall and major in mathematics. He plans to earn a doctorate and become a professor in the field.
JOHN A. LORD JR.
April 26, 1995
Services for John A. Lord Jr., 36, Paoli, were held Friday at the Daylesford Abbey here. Mr. Lord died Monday, April 17, 1995, at his home.
TOPEKA MAN FACES HEARING ON CHARGES
April 26, 1995
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday for an 18-year-old Topeka man who allegedly tried to keep a Lawrence woman from testifying against five people charged in connection with shots being fired into a southwest Lawrence home. Jonathan O. Hagans Jr., 18, is charged with single counts of aggravated intimidation of a witness and criminal solicitation of perjury for actions he allegedly took between March 16 and April 3.
PAY RAISES LIKELY FOR KU FACULTY
April 26, 1995
Kansas University faculty will get raises averaging about $2,000 next fiscal year, if the Legislature doesn’t shift course.
DR. PHIL D. FALKENSTIEN
April 26, 1995
A reception in honor of Dr. Phil D. Falkenstien, 73, Onaga, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Alvamar Country Club. Dr. Falkenstien died Saturday, April 22, 1995, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
POLICECITY
April 26, 1995
open negotiations Lawrence police officers proposed a wage increase Tuesday during the opening round of labor negotiations with city officials.
ANDREW BRIESTENSKY
April 26, 1995
Services for Andrew Joseph Briestensky, 71, Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Xavier’s Catholic Church here with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Burial will be in Fort Riley Cemetery. Mr. Briestensky died Monday, April 24, 1995, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
BABB SERVICES
April 26, 1995
Graveside services for Clyde Alfred Babb, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Babb died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
BRENT WILHELM NEARS RECORD
April 26, 1995
Unless the fates or the elements conspire against him, Brent Wilhelm will enter the Kansas baseball record books today. Barring a freak accident or inclement weather, Wilhelm, a senior third baseman, was to play in his school-record 213th college game this afternoon, when KU was to take on Iowa State in a Big Eight doubleheader at ISU’s Timm Field.
PINET SERVICES
April 26, 1995
Memorial services for Winifred Pinet, 61, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus. Mrs. Pinet died Jan. 24, 1995, at her home.
SIMPLY EQUAL HAILS VICTORY
April 26, 1995
The Lawrence CityCommission gave approval Tuesday to amend the city’s human relations ordinance to extend protection from discrimination to homosexuals.
JESSIE P. FREDERICH
April 26, 1995
Services for Jessie P. Frederich, 98, Cole Camp, Mo., were held today at Fox Funeral Home here with the Rev. Marc Hibbard officiating. Mrs. Frederich died Monday, April 24, 1995, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Cole Camp.
MAN INJURED IN 30-FOOT FALL AT PLANT DIES
April 26, 1995
A Eudora man who was injured Monday in a fall inside the Lawrence Energy Center died early this morning at a Topeka hospital. Robert “Sonny” Albright, 49, died at 2:20 a.m. today, said a spokeswoman at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center.
KEY TO 100
April 26, 1995
A Lawrence woman says laughter is the key to a healthy life.
PRESSURES MOUNT
April 26, 1995
With or without government subsidies, Douglas County farmers struggle for survival.
FALKENSTIEN SERVICES
April 26, 1995
A reception in honor of Dr. Phil D. Falkenstien, 73, Holiday Island, Ark., will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Alvamar Country Club. Dr. Falkenstien, a former Lawrence resident, died Saturday, April 22, 1995, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
OZAWKIE MAN TO STAND TRIAL
April 26, 1995
A Jefferson County man has been bound over for trial on charges stemming from a Feb. 21 incident in which he was shot after allegedly kicking in the front door of his sister’s mobile home. After a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a Jefferson County judge ruled Michael R. Higgins, 33, Lakeside Village East, Ozawkie, should stand trial on charges of felony criminal threat and misdemeanor criminal damage to property.
TWO ARRESTED IN REUTER BURGLARY
April 26, 1995
A former Reuter Pipe Organ Co. employee is one of two men held in connection with the beating of a night watchman during a burglary.