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RECRUITING SIDE
February 2, 1995
If Kansas was good enough to produce Barry Sanders, the state was good enough to lure Mitch Bowles — no matter that Sanders left Kansas for college before embarking on his storied NFL career. Bowles, a 5-foot-7, 165-pound running back from Las Vegas Eldorado High, signed a national letter of intent to play football for Kansas on Wednesday.
COUSINS ENJOY BEING RIVALS ON THE COURT
February 2, 1995
If there’s such a thing as a friendly family feud, Lawrence High basketball players Aaron Butler and Jason Morris are involved in one during their senior season. The two cousins — Jason’s father and Aaron’s mother are brother and sister — are the team’s top two scorers and two reasons the Lions are ranked third in Class 6A.
ROY RADICAL
February 2, 1995
Kansas basketball fans continue to worry about coach Roy Williams’ health. “I’ve gotten a couple very nice letters,” Williams said Wednesday, two days after fielding several calls on his radio talk show about his periodic dizzy spells.
LHS PREVIEW
February 2, 1995
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team started the year off fine, compiling a 9-1 record in January. The Lions hope for the same results in February, starting with Friday night’s Sunflower League game at Shawnee Mission West. Tipoff is set for approximately 7:45 p.m.
KU WOMEN
February 2, 1995
Kansas’ women’s basketball players don’t sound like a team that has lost three of its past four games. That’s because the Jayhawks didn’t look like one in their most recent outing. KU’s 97-87 loss to No. 1-ranked Connecticut on Saturday may have given the Jayhawks some renewed confidence to take back into the Big Eight race.
KU RECRUITING
February 2, 1995
Chad Coellner, a running back from Salina South, is the Jayhawks’ lone in-state recruit. Kansas lost Coffeyville quarterback Mondriel Fulcher to Miami and Liberal quarterback-defensive back Lamar Chapman to Kansas State.
EQUIPMENT TOLL COMING DUE AT KU
February 2, 1995
A universitywide equipment fee could help keep students current within their field.
DECISION
February 2, 1995
Judge suppresses evidence in case in which the suspect’s youthful appearance was considered by police investigating the potential illegal purchase of alcohol.
REPORT RECOMMENDS ANALYSIS OF AGENCIES
February 2, 1995
The Kansas Senate later this month will look at three bills designed to set up a framework to cut waste in government by privatizing more government services.
SUSPECTS FLEE MOTEL ROBBERY
February 2, 1995
A Montana man suffered minor injuries this morning when he was knocked aside by a teen-ager who was attempting to rob the Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald Dr. The 27-year-old man told police he was standing in the hotel lobby shortly after midnight while the desk clerk attempted to find a room for him in another hotel when two males entered the lobby.
JERRY E. ROWLANDS
February 2, 1995
Graveside services for Jerry E. Rowlands, 54, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, with the Rev. William Bowles officiating. Mr. Rowlands died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
JEANNE ARDATH REEVES
February 2, 1995
Services for Jeanne Ardath Reeves, 72, Lawrence, are pending at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Reeves died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995.
TOOLE
February 2, 1995
Services for Clarence B. O’Toole, 70, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Redemptorist Father’s Catholic Church here with the Rev. Richard M. Quinn officiating. Burial will be in Longview Cemetery. Mr. O’Toole died Monday, Jan. 30, 1995, at his home.
MAX MOUNTAIN
February 2, 1995
Services for Max Mountain, 77, Oskaloosa, are pending at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa Mr. Mountain died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1995, at his home.
RATE HIKE TO PINCH CONSUMERS
February 2, 1995
The Federal Reserve’s latest effort to keep inflation in check has definite effects for Lawrence residents.
SOUND OFF
February 2, 1995
I’d like to know why the city allows a handicapped ramp in front of LaMar’s Donuts that’s just a temporary thing. Is it because a city commissioner owns the building? The ramp in front of the doughnut shop is not temporary, said Jim Sherman, a building inspector for the city. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires a hard surface for ramps but does not require specific materials.
KU DECREASING TICKET DISCOUNTS
February 2, 1995
There will be no more big athletic-ticket discounts for KU faculty and staff, thanks to the IRS.
EAT, DRINK AND REGISTER TO VOTE
February 2, 1995
There’s nothing wrong with a Lawrence City Commission candidate registering voters inside his own restaurant, Douglas County’s elections officer said. Patty Jaimes, county clerk, approved Greg Keenan’s sponsorship of nearly four weeks’ worth of voter registration services at his restaurant, Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, 1035 Mass.
FOR ZONING
February 2, 1995
Using sales-tax revenues to rate Lawrence’s capacity for commercial growth may be a good idea, but it shouldn’t be taken as gospel, Lawrence city commissioners said Wednesday. If the city were to adopt a proposed formula for tying new commercial zonings to market indicators, officials should be careful about how the information is interpreted, Commissioner Bob Moody said.
FCC TESTING TO INTERRUPT CABLE VIEWING
February 2, 1995
Fans of morning and daytime cable TV, be advised: Your soaps, movies and sports programming may be interrupted next week at various times. Sunflower Cablevision will undergo an annual “proof of performance” test next week, part of its efforts to comply with Federal Communications Commission standards, said general manager Dennis Knipfer.
COUNTY DEFERS PAY INCREASE FOR JUVENILE DEFENDERS
February 2, 1995
A proposal to increase compensation for court-appointed attorneys raised a county commissioner’s hackles.
SOUND OFF
February 2, 1995
Why are there huge Xs on Highway 24-40 at E. 1500 Rd. east of Teepee Junction? Is it so airplanes won’t mistake the highway for the municipal airport runway? “It has to do with some aerial surveying we’re undertaking,” said Frank Hempen, Douglas County director of public works. “Those Xs mark section corners.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 2, 1995
Condition reports * Charles L. Shepard, 91, 1713 E. 1500 Road, was released Wednesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after undergoing treatment for injuries he received Tuesday evening in a four-vehicle, chain reaction accident near 15th and Iowa.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 2, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two Lawrence men remained in the Douglas County Jail following their arrests early this morning in connection with auto burglary and auto theft. A police report indicates the men were arrested at 3:25 a.m. in the 1900 block of Barker, shortly after a resident in the 300 block of Perry reported someone had backed his 1976 Ford Maverick out of his driveway and struck a car that was legally parked in the street. A police spokesman said that a 19-year-old man was booked into jail in connection with the alleged burglary of the car that was parked in the street. A 20-year-old man was booked in connection with the alleged theft of the car in the driveway, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended driver’s license. Both men are expected to make their initial court appearances this afternoon.
SOUND OFF
February 2, 1995
I’ve heard there’s an area phone number that you can call to get free legal advice. Is there such a number? Sherlyn Sampson, clerk of the Douglas County district court, says she is not aware of any such number. Clerks in her office who are asked legal questions often refer people to the Kansas Bar Assn.’s Attorney Referral Service in Topeka.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 2, 1995
Dismissals Sherry Lynn Reed and baby boy, Lawrence.
MASE FIBS
February 2, 1995
You can’t have too many running backs. Glen Mason has said it before, and the Kansas football coach reinforced that philosophy when he announced his 1995 recruiting class on Wednesday.
FARMERS SWEAT OUT WINTER HEAT WAVE
February 2, 1995
Since October, Douglas County has received less than a third of its average amount of snow.
SPEAKER CHALLENGES RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION
February 2, 1995
A KU guest speaker challenged a variety of religious, historical and social assumptions Wednesday night.
HASKELL DECLINES OFFER FROM BAKER
February 2, 1995
Baker University won’t be deeding part of its wetlands to Haskell Indian Nations University. The offer has been refused.
PROGRAM HAILED FOR EARLY SUCCESS
February 2, 1995
The fledgling business-education partnership has matured into a successful community-building program.
TRAFFICWAY ROUTE ON HOLD AGAIN
February 2, 1995
The process of picking a route for the final five miles of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be prolonged.