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January 8, 1995
The new KU chancellor’s challenges include academics, fund raising, public relations and athletics.
VICTOR ROY WILL
January 8, 1995
Services for Victor Roy Will, 63, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, with the Rev. Bill Bruning officiating. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery, Reno, with military graveside honors by Alford-Clarke Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Will died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka.
T HAVE SPORTING CHANCE OF STOPPING SHOW
January 8, 1995
Despite the bitter weather, the Lawrence Sports Show draws a crowd seeking a glimpse of outdoor equipment.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 8, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 27-year-old Lawrence woman reported that her 1991 gray Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen about 10:30 p.m. Saturday from 522 Fireside. The vehicle was valued on a police report at $8,000.
EVENTS HONOR KING
January 8, 1995
Speakers and performers from around the country will participate in this year’s commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
CHARITY SUFFERS IN SHAKY TIMES
January 8, 1995
Christmas adoptions lagged significantly behind applications.
DANCE TEAM STEPS UP
January 8, 1995
The Sunflower Sweethearts are preparing for their first competition.
KU BEATS SMU
January 8, 1995
Fortunately for John Shumate, Southern Methodist won’t be joining the Big 12 in a couple of years like four other Southwestern Conference schools. His Mustangs finished 0-4 against Big Eight teams this season, including a 97-58 loss to Kansas on Saturday night at Moody Coliseum.
KU BEATS SMU
January 8, 1995
The Big O was a big hit in the Big D. Greg Ostertag, Kansas’ 7-foot-2 senior center from nearby Duncanville, Texas, scored 10 points, snared eight rebounds and blocked three shots in his homecoming, a 97-58 rout of Southern Methodist on Saturday night at Moody Coliseum.
Kentucky faculty laud outgoing chancellor
January 8, 1995
Robert Hemenway is an outgoing chancellor in more ways than one, faculty members and administrators at the University of Kentucky said. “He places a lot of emphasis on getting around and meeting people,” said Bradley Canon, UK political science professor and member of the faculty senate council, about the departing chancellor of Kentucky’s main campus. “He’s conducted brown-bag lunches with students and town meetings with faculty and staff where people can just go and sound off on any variety of subject.
STANLEY KRYSZTOF
January 8, 1995
Services for Stanley S. Krysztof, 83, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Annunciation Catholic Church here with the Rev. Gerald Sheeds officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Krysztof died Friday, Jan. 6, 1995, of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Lawrence.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 8, 1995
Police reports * An 18-year-old man was jailed on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property at 10:10 p.m. Saturday after an altercation near the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Police and Douglas County sheriff’s officers were called to the scene after the man broke a car window during what was described as a domestic dispute. The man, who was armed with a knife, then ran away from the area. Police spotted the man at 23rd and Learnard and arrested him. No one was injured. The man was being held without bond late Saturday.
WYMER SERVICES
January 8, 1995
Services for Vesta Bahnmaier Wymer, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lecompton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Angelito Samson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Mrs. Wymer died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at her daughter’s home in Lawrence, where she had lived since 1985.
EPA SUED OVER KANSAS WATER QUALITY
January 8, 1995
Two environmental groups are suing the federal government for allowing Kansas officials to ignore key requirements in a federal anti-pollution law.
THE OTHER HEMENWAY AT KU
January 8, 1995
Just because her father’s the new boss at Kansas University, don’t expect Robin Hemenway to start doing her laundry at the Chancellor’s Residence. “I’ve lived on my own for three years now,” said Hemenway, a graduate student in American studies. “I’m very excited for him, I’m very proud of him, and I’m just real excited that he’s going to be in town.”
MEYERS EAGER TO REVIEW SBA
January 8, 1995
Lawrence’s congresswoman is ready to put programs in force to help small businesses.
DOUG AND GEORGE SMOKEBOWL
January 8, 1995
These are two wild and crazy guys, with pipes. Mellow, smooth, smoky lunacy and a Zen-like passion for the finer points of pipes and pipe tobaccos are co-dependent co-conspirators at Doug and George’s Afternoon Pipe Shop, a Lawrence institution at 727 Mass. founded 46 years ago by a now nearly always grinning 82-year-old with a fondness for funky hats, goldfish and homemade irrigation systems.
MCLOUTH PASTOR HAS HAND IN RESCUE
January 8, 1995
A Nazarene missionary who was kidnapped last month in Ecuador told his story Sunday in McLouth.
SOUND OFF
January 8, 1995
What is Craig Fiegel doing with all of the extra pennies he’s received from people who’ve sent them to him to protest his charging Chuck and Sara Holley $50 for using the auditorium at Central Junior High for the Holleys’ wedding? “Whatever we received went back into the general fund, where all building rentals go,” said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent of administrative services.
LAWMAKERS PUT HOME LIFE ON HOLD
January 8, 1995
Lawrence legislators’ lives take a turn as they prepare for the ‘96 session.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 8, 1995
Births Linn and Lavone Rials, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
TRI-COUNTY DRUG INVESTIGATION SQUAD SHIFTS GEARS
January 8, 1995
Smaller, street-level investigations that result in more arrests are the focus for Tri-County drug investigators.
LOOKING FOR MONEY
January 8, 1995
Among new applications for Community Development Block Grants:
Colleagues laud selection of UK Chancellor to lead KU
January 8, 1995
A faculty representative looks forward to leadership from KU’s incoming chancellor.
SOUND OFF
January 8, 1995
Could you please tell me how to write to Clint Eastwood? You may write to the actor/director in care of Malpaso Productions, 4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 154, No. 206, Burbank, Calif. 91522.
Leader of Kentucky’s campus is Lexington will become the next KU chancellor
January 8, 1995
Robert Hemenway pledged Saturday to commit himself wholly to the colossal job of serving as Kansas University chancellor. Hemenway, chancellor of University of Kentucky’s main campus in Lexington, was unanimously selected by the Kansas Board of Regents to become the 16th chancellor in KU’s 129-year history.
KU BEATS SMU
January 8, 1995
Maybe it was the arena’s crimson-and-blue motif, and maybe it was the occasional outburst of the Rock Chalk Chant. Whatever the impetus, Kansas’ fifth-ranked basketball team made itself right at home in a 97-58 rout of Southern Methodist on Saturday night before a partisan crowd of 6,223 fans at Moody Coliseum.
DIVERSITY DIFFICULT TO COME BY ON SCHOOL BOARD
January 8, 1995
An economically diverse school board doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.
TRAFFICWAY A QUAGMIRE FOR HASKELL
January 8, 1995
Cultural misunderstandings have been a roadblock to routing the South Lawrence Trafficway.
SOUND OFF
January 8, 1995
Has there been an increase in violence against gays in Lawrence? “I’m not aware of anything like that,” said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. “We have very few crimes that you can classify as hate crimes.”
About Robert Hemenway
January 8, 1995
Robert Hemenway, chancellor of University of Kentucky, Lexington campus. Current job: UK chancellor is chief academic and operating officer for 11 colleges, 1,000 faculty, 2,500 staff and 21,000 students; no responsibility for UK system’s medical center or 14 community colleges.
SOUND OFF
January 8, 1995
Can’t Kansas keep the speed limits that presently are in force? Yes. But it will require heavy lobbying pressure in the Kansas Legislature because the governor and key legislators are endorsing higher speed limits. President Clinton signed legislation into law in November that eliminates the federal speed limits of 55 mph on most highways and 65 mph on rural roads built to interstate specifications.