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February 16, 1995
‘Be yourself,’ say a group of biracial Kansas University students.
1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT VICTIM IN HOSPITAL
February 16, 1995
An Overland Park man remained hospitalized this morning in Topeka with injuries he suffered Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident west of Lawrence. A spokeswoman at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center said information about David C. Westphal’s condition and his injuries was being withheld at his family’s request.
LYDIA D. WAGNER
February 16, 1995
Memorial services for Lydia Della Wagner, 84, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She was cremated. Mrs. Wagner died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LITIGATION SLOWING FARM VALUE NOTICES
February 16, 1995
Douglas County farmers won’t receive their annual change of value notices at the same time as residential and commercial property owners. Douglas County Appraiser Marion Johnson told county commissioners Wednesday night that the state Division of Property Valuation still has not issued this year’s values for various types of agricultural land. Litigation in two Kansas counties has slowed the annual process of determining the values.
MICROBREWER PLEADS HIS CASE ON LEGISLATION
February 16, 1995
A local microbrewery owner is worried about the effect of proposed legislation on his industry.
7 DAYS LATER, BUILDING STILL IN DARK
February 16, 1995
Power to all KU athletic buildings may not be fully restored until the middle of next week.
ALVA ROBERT MILLER
February 16, 1995
Services for Alva Robert Miller, 85, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Dan Waters officiating. Burial will be in Appanoose Cemetery southeast of Overbrook. Mr. Miller died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at Peterson Nursing Home in Osage City.
JACOBS HEADLINES LHS ENTRIES
February 16, 1995
Two weeks have passed since Lawrence High’s disappointing finish in the Sunflower League boys swimming and diving meet. LHS coach Pat Grzenda has tried to forget about it as she prepares her team for this weekend’s state meet.
LIONS TRY TO KEEP HOME STREAK INTACT
February 16, 1995
Oh, how Lawrence High’s boys basketball team wished Friday night’s home game against Leavenworth figured in the Sunflower League standings. Instead, the Lions can only hope to avenge an early-season loss to the Pioneers and jockey for the No. 1 seed in their sub-state.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM TO BEGIN SEASON
February 16, 1995
Two freshmen and two sophomores will be in the starting lineup when Kansas’ softball team opens the season at the Texas-Arlington Invitational this weekend in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Jayhawks will play Sam Houston State at 2 p.m. and Tulsa at 4 p.m. on Friday.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 16, 1995
Dismissals Margaret Henley and baby boy, Lawrence; and Cynthia Willingham and baby girl, Lawrence.
DOLE AIDE WARNS OF FARM CUTS
February 16, 1995
An aide for Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., told area farmers Wednesday that they should brace themselves for aftershocks of the Republican revolution. “There’s no question right now that agriculture is in the spotlight,” said David Spears, state director for the Senate majority leader, to a group of about 40 producers at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. “Republicans are being tested as to their seriousness … through ag programs.”
LEE L. BRAY
February 16, 1995
Graveside services for Lee L. Bray, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Bray died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at the Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City, Mo.
IN DIVORCES
February 16, 1995
A local legislator is pushing a bill that would set up visitation centers for children of divorced or separated parents.
SOUND OFF
February 16, 1995
Is there going to be a program for Allen Fieldhouse’s 40th birthday? Yes, during halftime of the KU-Oklahoma State men’s basketball game March 5, said KU Sports Information Director Dean Buchan. Details of the halftime program have not been determined.
SOUND OFF
February 16, 1995
Are there plans to construct sidewalks on North Second and North Third streets? Yes, sidewalks will be built on both sides of the street as part of the city’s estimated $1.9 million project to widen lanes along North Second and North Third, said George Williams, director of public works. The estimated cost does not include possible land acquisitions.
PRITCHARD SIGNS WITH SIXERS
February 16, 1995
Former Kansas basketball player Kevin Pritchard signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA team announced Wednesday. Pritchard averaged 15.8 points and 7.7 assists in 38 games this season for the CBA’s Quad City Thunder. He hit 51.6 percent of his floor shots and 84.8 percent of his free throws.
KOCH COMMISSION NAMES
February 16, 1995
Nalbandian to task force A Lawrence city commissioner and Kansas University professor was one of five citizens selected as a member of the community values task force for the Koch Crime Commission.
BUHLER BACKS SLT MANAGER DESPITE DELAY
February 16, 1995
A permit violation shouldn’t cast a shadow over the trafficway project, a county commissioner says.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 16, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A shotgun and two revolvers, valued together on a police report at $1,210, reportedly were stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 500 block of Park Hill Terrace. Forced entry was made through a rear basement door. Police have no suspects.
OPAL I. PARISH
February 16, 1995
Services for Opal I. Parish, 73, Lawrence, are pending at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Parish died today, Feb. 16, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
REGENTS EXPECTING SENATE APPROVAL
February 16, 1995
Gov. Bill Graves’ four nominees to the state Board of Regents don’t foresee any trouble gaining Senate confirmation.
GO-AHEAD
February 16, 1995
Concerns about Kansas River floodplain won’t sink a proposal to build a new golf course near Eudora.
KANSAS IN DARK ABOUT ARKANSAS BASEBALL TEAM
February 16, 1995
Dave Bingham fully expected to be kept in the dark during preparation for Kansas’ baseball series with Arkansas. He just didn’t know how dark it would be. The Razorbacks (1-0) return just four everyday starters from last year’s 30-27 team, so Bingham, the Jayhawks’ coach, knew the Hogs would be full of new faces.
KU LAW PROFESSOR
February 16, 1995
joins Koch task force Roscoe Howard, Jr., associate professor of law at Kansas University, has been selected as a member of the Koch Crime Commission Sentencing Task Force.
MAX LAPTAD
February 16, 1995
Services for Max Laptad, 82, Lawrence, are pending at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Laptad died today, Feb. 16, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROAD TRIP CONTINUES FOR KU WOMEN
February 16, 1995
Kansas’ women’s basketball team began the season in a tournament that included defending national champion North Carolina and nationally ranked Virginia and Florida. The Jayhawks spent Christmas break playing five consecutive games on the road.
MARSALIS COURSES HIT HIGH NOTES
February 16, 1995
Local music students found themselves in the spotlight Wednesday during the taping of two educational videos featuring Wynton Marsalis.
LAND GIFTS TO ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION KEEP ON GIVING
February 16, 1995
The KU association’s varied real estate holdings total more than 42,000 acres of farmland and various tracts in seven states.
SOUND OFF
February 16, 1995
Do KU police check the parking lot of the Lied Center to ensure that cars do not cut through there? Police don’t post guards there to make sure motorists aren’t cutting through the parking lot, said Kansas University police Sgt. Rose Rozmiarek. The area is part of the normal patrol area. Officers may use discretion in stopping motorists if it appears they are driving through the lot from 15th Street to reach some other part of campus. Anyone who believes there is a problem may call KU police at 864-5572.
HOSPITAL TO WEIGH ADDITIONAL OFFERS
February 16, 1995
LMH officials will consider several ideas before deciding on a partnership plan proposed by Columbia/HCA.