Archive for Thursday, August 3, 1995

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TRANSPORTATION PLAN PRIORITIZES LONG-RANGE USAGE
August 3, 1995
The long-range transportation plan is designed to carry the city well into the next century.
CHIEFS DAILY
August 3, 1995
The Chiefs’ offensive linemen felt a lot like Secret Service agents last season. Their task was to protect one of the most-recognizable figures in America — 38-year-old quarterback Joe Montana.
SOUND OFF
August 3, 1995
Why has the Journal-World gone to putting the paper in the yard instead of on the front porch? “In preparation for our coming switch to a morning publication cycle in a few weeks, many carriers already have relinquished their routes,” said Ralph Gage, Journal-World general manager. “They have, for the most part, been replaced by individuals who will continue as carriers after the transition to a morning paper. Many of these new carriers are adults who will serve larger areas than youth carriers have been able to deliver in the past. To provide consistent, reliable and timely delivery of the paper by carriers operating from motor vehicles, yard or driveway delivery has become acceptable.”
SOUND OFF
August 3, 1995
How much will it cost the city to purchase and install the new extended-hour speed zone signs? What prompted the need for the new signs? Will the beacons flash throughout the new extended hours? The new signs will cost $1,200, said Terese Gorman, city engineer. The cost of installation has not been calculated.
CONVICTED KILLER QUESTIONS COUNSEL
August 3, 1995
Convicted killer Abraham Orr claims he received ineffective legal representation during his March 1994 trial.
CITY COMMISSIONER HOME AFTER SURGERY
August 3, 1995
City Commissioner John Nalbandian is at home and feeling fine today after doctors removed part of his thyroid gland this week at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Nalbandian missed Tuesday night’s commission meeting because of the surgery, which removed a growth on the gland that regulates metabolism, he said.
S. LINCOLN MORRIS
August 3, 1995
Graveside services for S. Lincoln Morris, 64, Stillwater, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Duncan Cemetery here with the Rev. Alvis Edmondson and Ray Edmondson officiating. Mr. Morris died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at his home.
MCNEES
August 3, 1995
Graveside inurnment services for Lawrence W. “Pete” McNees, 89, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. McNees died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at his home.
COMMUNITY THEATRE RECEIVES KAC GRANT
August 3, 1995
Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., is the recipient of a $8,700 grant from the Kansas Arts Commission, according to managing artistic director Mary Doveton. She said the money from the Basic Program Grant will be used to pay utility, maintenance, insurance, printing and other costs.
KU HOOPS
August 3, 1995
A Virginia-Kansas men’s basketball contest is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 29 at the Great Eight in Auburn Hills, Mich. KU lost to Virginia in last year’s NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal.
HARKER STARTS INJURY REHAB
August 3, 1995
A family member said today that Brad Harker is making progress in his recovery from injuries sustained last month in a beating. Jay Harker said his son was moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private room Wednesday at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was listed in fair condition today, a hospital spokesman said.
ROY F. EDWARDS
August 3, 1995
Memorial services for Roy F. Edwards, 76, Monterey, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Monterey Elks Lodge here. Mr. Edwards died Sunday, July 31, 1995, at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
PAVING THE WAY FOR BRICK STREETS
August 3, 1995
Old West Lawrence residents want to preserve their neighborhood by hitting the bricks.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 3, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Sixty compact discs, a watch and other items valued on a police report at $1,613 were taken between 10:30 p.m. Monday and midnight Tuesday, from a residence in the 1400 block of Eddingham Drive. Police said someone entered the residence through an unlocked sliding-glass door and removed the items while two people inside were asleep.
GAMES STILL PROSPERING IN LAWRENCE
August 3, 1995
Brett McCabe finally can catch his breath now that the Sunflower State Games have ended. “I’m stealing a nap wherever I can get one,” said McCabe, the first-year executive director of the Games that finished on Sunday.
ROY BOY
August 3, 1995
ESPN, the go-everywhere, do-everything sports television network, took one look at Roy Williams’ itinerary for July and blanched. Williams, Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach, scheduled a whirlwind tour of the United States last month. He planned stops at 11 different cities over 23 days — and three stops each in Los Angeles and Las Vegas — to take advantage of the summer “live” recruiting period.
ROY BOY
August 3, 1995
Roy Williams is a money-grubbing lout who single-handedly killed the Kansas State High School Activities Association. At least, that’s one view of Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach, and Williams hates to hear it.
SOUND OFF
August 3, 1995
I was driving by 11th and Vermont and there is a question mark on a sign. What is its significance? “It’s nice to know the question mark is working,” said Charles W. Hedges, president of Hedges Real Estate Inc. “That’s the whole idea behind doing it. To create a little bit of interest.”
FAIR IN TONGANOXIE TO OFFER ECLECTIC MIX
August 3, 1995
An anticipated 2,000 people a day are expected next week at the Leavenworth County Fair.
CHIEFS NOTES
August 3, 1995
Chiefs’ defensive back Doug Terry, who suffered a sprained foot in a scrimmage last Friday, sprained his left ankle at practice Wednesday morning. X-rays taken Wednesday afternoon proved negative as Terry, a fourth-year safety from Kansas, returned to practice later that evening.
COMMUNITY THEATRE
August 3, 1995
receives KAC grant Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., is the recipient of a $8,700 grant from the Kansas Arts Commission, according to managing artistic director Mary Doveton.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 3, 1995
Dismissals John Nalbandian, Lawrence.
FIBER OPTICS MAKES PHONE TOWER OBSOLETE
August 3, 1995
Placing fiber-optic lines in the ground may change the Lawrence skyline.