Archive for Tuesday, February 14, 1995

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OPAL F. ZIMPFER
February 14, 1995
Services for Opal F. Zimpfer, 74, Bacliff, Tex., will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jack Rowe Cathedral Chapel in League City, Tex., with the Rev. J.W. Thompson officiating. Services also will be held Feb. 21, 1995, in Baldwin, Kan. Mrs. Zimpfer died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, in Webster, Tex.
ESTELLA M. WHITE
February 14, 1995
Services for Estella Mae White, 68, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Chapel with the Rev. Bill Dulin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. White died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOW TAXES MAKE LAWRENCE ATTRACTIVE
February 14, 1995
City 1994 mill levy 1. Kansas City 176.441
S ECONOMIC IMPACT
February 14, 1995
The Kansas Board of Regents wants to get a handle on the contribution of KU and other universities to the state’s economic fortune.
KU LAW SCHOOL TO BE REACCREDITED SOON
February 14, 1995
KU’s law school has expunged funding problems cited by accreditation teams three years ago.
SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER BUSING CHANGES
February 14, 1995
The Lawrence school board will consider changing bus service in five locations based on recommendations from the district transportation committee. During a study session Monday, the board directed administrators to complete four tasks before bringing the recommendations back for action:
TIP LEADS TO RECOVERY OF STOLEN GOODS
February 14, 1995
A tip to police by a local merchant has resulted in the recovery of what police say may be thousands of dollars in merchandise. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said the investigation began after police were contacted by personnel at Pro Sound Stereo, 2329 Iowa, about a man who had used an apparently stolen check Wednesday to buy a lot of merchandise from the store. Pro Sound employees told police that at the time of the purchase, the man took some of the items with him and planned to return to the store Thursday to pick up the rest.
CONNIE SUE PEAVLER
February 14, 1995
Services for Connie Sue Peavler, 43, Emporia, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Emporia, with Bishop Gary Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery here. Mrs. Peavler died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at Newman Memorial Hospital, Emporia.
DRIVE-THRU SOCIETY AFFECTS CITY PLANNING
February 14, 1995
Continued from page 1B thing in the `50s, when the drive-up restaurants became prevalent. But it’s difficult to change that paradigm, to change people’s habits.”
HOSPITAL TO RELEASE MENINGITIS PATIENT
February 14, 1995
The Lawrence High School sophomore hospitalized last week with bacterial meningitis was to be released today from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Jessica Wright, 16, was hospitalized Feb. 8. Doctors later confirmed through laboratory tests that she had a form of bacterial meningitis, which causes inflammation of the coating around the brain and spinal cord. About 10 percent of the cases result in death.
MISSING PERMIT HALTS TRAFFICWAY WORK
February 14, 1995
Construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway has been put on hiatus south of Clinton Parkway.
BARBED WIRE BUILDING PROJECT EXTENDED AGAIN
February 14, 1995
Plans to renovate a turn-of-the-century barbed wire factory into a downtown sculpture garden are behind schedule, but the public’s still coming out ahead, city officials said. Mike Elwell’s continuing renovations to the vacant Consolidated Barbed Wire Co. building may continue through the end of the year as part of an agreement approved by Lawrence city commissioners last week.
AT HASKELL
February 14, 1995
Recruiting. It’s a crucial element of any college athletic program. At Haskell, as men’s basketball coach Walt Wilson can tell you, “It’s not the same.”
POLICE CAUTION OF TELEPHONE SOLICITATIONS
February 14, 1995
A pair of phone solicitations for bond money has prompted Lawrence police to warn residents to be wary of callers seeking money. Reports filed Monday with police indicate two Lawrence women, one 78 and the other 66, received phone calls early Monday evening telling them a relative had been involved in a traffic accident and needed bond money.
MARTHA E. BASS
February 14, 1995
No services are planned for Martha E. Bass, 50, Aliceville, who died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bass was cremated.
KU HEADCOUNT DROPS AGAIN
February 14, 1995
KU spring enrollment falls for the third time in five years.
JAYHAWKS HOPE TO END DEVANEY WHAMMY
February 14, 1995
Nebraska has owned Kansas at Devaney Center the past several years. The Cornhuskers, who take a 16-7 record into tonight’s 8:05 p.m. clash against KU (18-3), have won four straight with the Jayhawks in Lincoln. Dating to the Larry Brown regime, KU has won just once in the last eight tries at Devaney.
EPA
February 14, 1995
A federal agency has asked trafficway planners to leave open the possibility of building the road south of the Wakarusa River.
WHTE HAD OWN FANS IN PHOENIX
February 14, 1995
Notes and quotes while wondering if ESPN wishes it had preempted tonight’s Indiana-Ohio State basketball game instead of a Big Eight game for its ESPY awards program … Jo Jo White had a cheering section when the former Kansas All-American won the Legends Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend. Two dozen middle school students who participate in the Jo Jo White Growth League, a program that uses basketball to instill values in youth, made the trip to Phoenix. White, now 48, lives in Rochester, N.Y. …
NEAL
February 14, 1995
Services for Clara B. O’Neal, 88, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. O’Neal died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, at a Topeka care center.
FOOTBALL COACHES SUPPORT SPORTSMANSHIP STANCE
February 14, 1995
The NCAA Football Rules Committee said it, and the coaches backed it up: Showboating has to go. The rules committee last week voted to prohibit players from removing their helmets on the field and to eject players after a second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
EQUITY, ETHICS TOP ISSUE WITH FOOTBALL CAOCHES AT FORUM
February 14, 1995
Some of the nation’s top college football coaches had one thing on their minds. The media had another. While the coaches at the annual NCAA College Football Forum agreed almost to a man that the most pressing issue in the sport today is sportsmanship, the media were of a different mind.
S GLASGOW TO WALK ON TO KU
February 14, 1995
Kansas University wouldn’t give Justin Glasgow a scholarship, but KU will give him the next best thing — a chance to earn one. Glasgow, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman from Topeka Seaman, has decided to walk on to the KU football team in the fall.
LEAGUE MARKS 75 YEARS OF SERVICE
February 14, 1995
It’s happy birthday time for the League of Women Voters.
MOMENTUM BUILDS BEHIND GOLF COURSE
February 14, 1995
Recreational possibilities for 1,700 acres near Clinton Lake will be sent to Lawrence city commissioners by mid-May.
HASKELL COACHES WEAR MANY HATS
February 14, 1995
Haskell University’s coaches aren’t asked to sing the national anthem. Or sell popcorn at halftime. Or sweep the court or mow the grass on the field. But if they were? No problem.
LIONS TOP TROY, LOSE HAMILTON
February 14, 1995
What price victory? Lawrence High withstood a furious fourth-quarter Topeka rally to squeak out a 63-57 girls basketball victory on Monday night at the LHS gym, but the Lions did so with their leading scorer and rebounder, Jaunelle Hamilton, in the hospital having X-rays taken on her twisted ankle.
HASKELL MAKING DO WITH LESS
February 14, 1995
Haskell University athletic programs are making do with less, but the Indians aren’t settling for less. Haskell’s athletic budget is less than half what it used to be, but the school’s goals are as lofty as ever.
CITY PLANNER RUES DRIVE-THROUGHS
February 14, 1995
Society’s dependence on the car makes it difficult to plan for alternative modes of transportation, a local planner says.
EARLY DISMISSAL DEBATE
February 14, 1995
Pros: