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T OVER YET
February 20, 1995
March can be a wild, wintry month, says a weather forecaster.
SOUND OFF
February 20, 1995
Did Town Crier really go out of business? Yes, but it will reopen this spring. Marilyn Breidenthal, owner of the shop at 930 Mass., closed it a few weeks ago. However, Gary Muza, a Topeka man who opened Town Crier in downtown Lawrence in 1966, will reopen the store around the first of April. Muza, who also owns several Topeka bookstores, is planning to remodel the shop. When it opens, he said, Town Crier will feature books, a full-line tobacco shop, more Hallmark products and gifts, as well as a large magazine stock, including foreign publications.
ORVAL C. SMITH
February 20, 1995
Services for Orval C. Smith, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie, with Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery here. Mr. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
CYNTHIA ANN SIMPSON
February 20, 1995
Services for Cynthia Ann Simpson, 62, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Warren-McElwain Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Simpson died today, Feb. 20, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
February 20, 1995
Who owns Community Mercantile? Do you need a membership to shop there? Community Mercantile is a cooperative owned by its members, who number about 1,000, general manager Marti Brill said. But the supermarket at 901 Miss. is open to all shoppers, she said.
LHS HEADS TO MANHATTAN TUESDAY
February 20, 1995
Time sure flies when you’re winning basketball games. Lawrence High (14-4) starts its final week of the regular season with a game Tuesday at Manhattan. Tipoff for the LHS-Manhattan game is approximately 7:45 p.m. at the Indians’ gym.
MAX LAPTAD
February 20, 1995
Max Laptad, 82, Lawrence, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. No services are planned. He was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Lawrence, the son of Fred G. and Bessie Dearth Laptad. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
OU WOMEN WHIP KANSAS
February 20, 1995
Oklahoma’s women’s basketball players couldn’t miss on Sunday. The Sooners hit 41 of 61 shots for a sizzling 67.2 percent in a 103-83 victory over No. 20-ranked Kansas at Noble Arena.
KU SOFTBALL OPENS WITH 5-1 RECORD
February 20, 1995
Kansas’ softball team went 5-1 at the season-opening UTA/Pepsi Intercollegiate tournament. The Jayhawks stopped Stephen F. Austin, 5-0, on Sunday, before being eliminated in the semifinals by eventual tournament champion Nebraska, 7-1.
SUA TRAVEL SELLS FUN IN THE SUN
February 20, 1995
KU’s Student Union Activities staff will help students enjoy the spring break holiday with a trip to a Florida beach.
KU BASEBALL TEAM LOSES TO ARKANSAS
February 20, 1995
The road has not been kind to Kansas’ baseball team this season. The Jayhawks, who lost two of three at UNLV to open the season, dropped their third straight game to Arkansas Sunday. Ray Miller slugged two home runs and drove in four as Arkansas slapped KU, 8-6.
REDEVELOPMENT WILL BE IN HANDS OF COMMISSION
February 20, 1995
Will the city continue its public support for downtown? That depends on who’s elected to the Lawrence City Commission.
EDWARD HADL JR.
February 20, 1995
Services for Edward Hadl Jr., 65, Lawrence, are pending at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Hadl died Sunday, Feb. 19, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LETTERS UPSETTING TO GTAS
February 20, 1995
Salvos fired by KU officials to discourage GTAs from joining a union spark a retaliatory strike.
PUBLIC SERVANTS RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR DUTIES
February 20, 1995
The Lawrence Eagles’ club recognized a police officer, firefighter and paramedic at an annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
CONDITION REPORTS
February 20, 1995
* David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, remained in critical condition this morning in the critical care unit at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. Westphal was injured Feb. 15 in a one-vehicle accident about three miles west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40.
BUDDING MUSICIANS STRUT STUFF
February 20, 1995
Promising young musicians seeking performance experience cut their teeth on Lawrence Arts Center’s annual honor recital.
CITY COMMISSION OKS
February 20, 1995
LMH expansion Douglas County has officially signed on to help the city of Lawrence build expanded health care facilities on the Lawrence Memorial Hospital campus, 325 Maine.
HADL RANKS HIGH ON TD LIST
February 20, 1995
Notes and quotes while wondering if George Brett will become the Royals’ replacement DH … Of the 10 pro football quarterbacks who have thrown the most career touchdown passes, seven are in the Hall of Fame. Two others — Joe Montana and Dan Marino — are future locks for enshrinement. That’s nine. Who’s missing? John Hadl. He’s No. 7 on the list …
SOUND OFF
February 20, 1995
What has come of the local attorney’s challenge of the stalking law? Nothing, yet. A hearing on a challenge of the constitutionality of the state’s stalking law is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday before Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 20, 1995
Dismissals Connie Stroda and baby girl, Lawrence.
OU TRIES TO KEEP HOME RECORD PERFECT AGAINST KU
February 20, 1995
Like Kansas, Oklahoma’s basketball team is undefeated at home this season. The Sooners, 19-6 overall, will put their 13-0 home record on the line tonight when 20-3 Kansas comes to town. Tipoff is 8:38 p.m. at Noble Arena, with a live telecast on ESPN.
CANDIDATES OFFER OPINIONS ON DOWNTOWN
February 20, 1995
Downtown redevelopment could take on many forms — a new parking garage, new shops, new apartments and new roads — and candidates for three Lawrence City Commission seats have their own ideas about how to get there. Last week, the Journal-World interviewed all 13 city candidates about downtown redevelopment. The candidates will face off in the Feb. 28 primary, fighting for six spots on the general election ballot. The general election is April 4.
FERN DIXON
February 20, 1995
Services for Fern Dixon, 89, Fargo, N.D., are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Dixon died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995, in Fargo.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 20, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Assorted jewelry, a cordless phone and 38 compact discs were reported stolen between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday from an apartment in the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive. Entry to the apartment was gained by prying open a sliding glass door. The total loss was estimated at $1,990.
SIGHTS, SOUNDS BELIE SEASON
February 20, 1995
It’s still winter in our wild places. But spring is in the air.