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SOUND OFF
February 23, 1995
When will the city start collecting yard waste again? On Mondays, beginning March 6, the city again will pick up grass trimmings and leaves, said Bob Yoos, city solid waste superintendent. Yoos said yard waste should be at customers’ regular pickup sites by 7 a.m. “Please keep containers and bags below 65 pounds so our people can lift them,” he said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 23, 1995
Dismissals Ann Pratt and baby girl, Baldwin; Susan Vilardo, Baldwin.
SOUND OFF
February 23, 1995
Absentee ballots available for primary
FIRM HELPING CITY FIND ALTERNATIVES FOR SLUDGE
February 23, 1995
During the next few months, the city will work with a Kansas City firm to devise a plan to stop dumping sludge in the Kansas River. The sludge is a byproduct of the treatment process water from the river that goes through at the city’s Kansas River Water Treatment Plant, 720 W. Third.
SPEAKER STEADFAST IN CHAPLAIN SUPPORT
February 23, 1995
House Speaker Tim Shallenburger says he isn’t going to do anything about the chaplain who insists on saying Christian prayers in the House chambers despite the complaints of at least two legislators and the American Civil Liberties Union. “I don’t think there’s a problem,” Shallenburger said Wednesday. “The only problem is in the minds of a few people.”
DEVELOPMENT N.W. OF CITY WINS APPROVAL
February 23, 1995
Plans for a large residential and commercial development northwest of Lawrence were approved Wednesday night by the local planning commission.
ERMA MARIE MOORE
February 23, 1995
Services for Erma Marie Moore, 83, Fort Scott, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel here with the Rev. A. F. Collins officiating. Burial will be in Old Arcadia Cemetery, Fort Scott. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1995, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge.
LENA M. STRANATHAN
February 23, 1995
Services for Lena M. Stranathan, 99, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery at Kansas University. Mrs. Stranathan died Monday, Feb. 20, 1995, at Presbyterian Manor.
KU ROTC HONORS IWO JIMA HEROES
February 23, 1995
A formal ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima was held Wednesday at Kansas University.
CONCERT TICKETS ALL GONE
February 23, 1995
Tickets for the U.S. Army Band performance March 11 at the Lied Center no longer are available. Music lovers grabbed most of the free tickets for the concert — sponsored by the Journal-World and Kansas University Band — on Feb. 13, the first day they were offered.
CITY CANDIDATES DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES
February 23, 1995
Bob Cutler said you don’t have to be a big-business owner or real-estate developer to join the Lawrence City Commission. In fact, you don’t have to be anything.
ANTI-DRUG ADVOCATE URGES GROUP EFFORT
February 23, 1995
Like thousands of communities throughout the country struggling with crime concerns, Lawrence may have to make do with less federal financing than approved by Congress last year. But Lawrence is better off than many places, a national expert on community coalitions said this morning.
SOUND OFF
February 23, 1995
I understand that Lawrence or Douglas County — or both — will hire additional police officers funded by the federal crime control act. How do they plan to pay for those additional officers after funding from the crime bill is gone? Both the Lawrence Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department have been notified they will receive funding from the 1994 federal Crime Bill. If the 1995 Congress makes no changes in the bill, the sheriff’s department is eligible for a grant that would help finance the hiring of one new deputy, and the Police Department would hire two officers with the federal money. The grants, which require a match by local government agencies, would expire after three years.
PHONY CALLS SEEK BAIL MONEY
February 23, 1995
Police have received two more reports of phone calls being made to solicit bond money for people who allegedly are being held in jail. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said this morning that the new reports came from people in Kansas City, Kan., and Indiana, who became suspicious after being contacted by someone who identified himself as a Lawrence police officer.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 23, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 21-year-old Lawrence man has reported the theft of a purple, 21-speed mountain bike valued at $2,500. The man told police he left the bike on the back porch of his home in the 1100 block of Tennessee between 11 a.m. and noon last Thursday. When he went back outside, the bike was gone.
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES SOUND OFF ON EQUITY
February 23, 1995
Equity manifests itself in bricks and mortar, books and playground equipment. To some, it also means racial and socioeconomic balance in the classroom. All of the 14 candidates for Lawrence school board encourage school equity, but their visions of what equity means and how to achieve it are diverse.
LEWIS M. ROPER
February 23, 1995
Memorial services for Lewis M. Roper, 88, were held today at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Long Beach. Mr. Roper died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at Alamitos-Bellmont Hospital in Long Beach.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 23, 1995
Condition reports * 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.
LARRY V. ANDERSON
February 23, 1995
Memorial services for Larry V. Anderson, 53, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westside Friends Church here. Mr. Anderson died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at his home.
FREDERICK TALKS ABOUT NCAA TOURNEY
February 23, 1995
When it comes down to the nitty gritty, so does the NCAA Division One men’s basketball committee. The “nitty gritty sheet” is a computer-generated printout that compares teams based on 17 factors, from their records against top-25 teams to records on the road to records in the last 10 games.
STAFF REPORT FINDS INFO, NOT OPINION, ON GAY RIGHTS
February 23, 1995
Answers to all of a city commissioner’s questions about possible discrimination protections won’t be ready until after the April 4 city election.
STUDENTS USE FORUM TO EVALUATE CANDIDATES
February 23, 1995
The television generation evaluated the performance of their elders, who were exposed to the bright lights Wednesday.
SCHOOL BOARD TREADS LINE ON EQUITY
February 23, 1995
The word “equity” has many meanings for candidates vying for four seats on the Lawrence school board.
UNION SUPPORTERS WAIT FOR GO-AHEAD
February 23, 1995
County commissioners will take a month to study a union proposal employees have brought before them.
MEDIA DAY INCLUDES LUNCH WITH GRAVES
February 23, 1995
The big schmooz at the governor’s mansion includes ham and turkey - but no booze.
SOUND OFF
February 23, 1995
How many city commission and school board candidates does each voter vote for? In both the Feb. 28 primary and the April 4 general elections, voters may select up to three Lawrence City Commission candidates and four Lawrence school board candidates, said Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk.
95 JUST YET
February 23, 1995
If Kansas’ baseball team simply had been outslugged in a couple of games, if the Jayhawks had lost a pitchers’ duel or two, then perhaps KU coach Dave Bingham wouldn’t be dying a slow death. Instead, the Jayhawks have seen their team earned run average balloon to 7.71 and their batting average-against soar to .338.
GRAVES SEES LIMITS TO TAX CUTS
February 23, 1995
Vehicle and sales taxes should be the focus of legislators intent on reducing the state’s tax bite, the governor says.
NEW JAIL DEBUTS IN OSKALOOSA
February 23, 1995
The new Jefferson County Jail and Law Enforcement Center will be open for public inspection Saturday.