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January 12, 1995
How is a defendant notified of his trial date coming up in court? Trial dates are announced in open court during trial setting hearings that are held in felony and misdemeanor cases, according to Assistant Dist. Atty. Frank Diehl.
LOCAL OFFICIALS LIKE PLAN TO LIFT TAX LID
January 12, 1995
City and county officials say they are pleased about the governor’s support of lifting the local property tax lid.
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January 12, 1995
I understand Topeka has a new television station, KNKT. I was wondering if Sunflower Cablevision is going to add that to their lineup anytime in the future. I also was wondering if Sunflower Cablevision was going to add KSHB out of Kansas City. And what are some of the other new stations Sunflower Cable is working on? Sunflower Cablevision has not been approached by the new Topeka station, according to Dan Simons, who handles new ventures for the World Co., parent company of the Journal-World and Sunflower Cablevision. Simons said the cable company still is negotiating to sign a contract with KSHB. Instead of new channels, Sunflower presently is concentrating on using its channel space for potential data networks that would provide information to subscribers through computers.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL PANS PROPOSAL
January 12, 1995
Lawrence public schools “would be lucky to break even” under the governor’s proposal to increase school funding by $47 million, says a school district official.
NEW GARAGES MAY SOLVE KU PARKING NIGHTMARE
January 12, 1995
KU officials are behind the wheel of a $14.8 million plan to improve parking options on campus.
KU IMPOSES FEE ON COMPUTER ACCESS
January 12, 1995
The toll charged for access to the info superhighway has gone up at Kansas University.
KU TRACK TEAM OPENS INDOOR SEASON
January 12, 1995
Kansas’ track teams will debut indoors Saturday at Anschutz Pavilion. A dozen teams are expected for the Kansas Invitational. Field events will start at 10 a.m. and the track events at 2 p.m. There is no admission charge.
KU STUDENT SEEKS SEAT ON SCHOOL BOARD
January 12, 1995
John E. West, a soft-spoken Kansas University student, has entered the race for one of four Lawrence school board seats. West, 29, said his strength was his ability to listen. One of the challenges for the school board in coming years, he said, would be to respond to complaints about renovations connected to the 1994 bond issue.
BUDGET INCLUDES FACULTY PAY HIKE
January 12, 1995
Gov. Bill Graves put faculty pay at the top of his higher education budget.
HENLEY ARRESTED
January 12, 1995
Kansas University tailback Charles L. “June” Henley remained in the Douglas County Jail late this morning following his arrest in connection with the alleged battery of a 19-year-old Lawrence woman. Charges had not been filed against Henley, 19, 1603 W. 15th, as of late this morning. He was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
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January 12, 1995
There are some artificial flowers on the corner at 31st and Haskell. Why are they there? The artificial flowers that were at the intersection had no special meaning and were put there as a practical joke by employees of LRM, according to Laura Glass, safety and personnel director for LRM.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 12, 1995
Police reports * Police are investigating an indecent liberties with a child report involving a 4-year-old Lawrence girl. The report indicates the incident occurred sometime between Jan. 1 and Wednesday at an unspecified location in the city and involved a male suspect. The report was filed by the child’s baby sitter.
KATHRYN PACKWOOD SMITH
January 12, 1995
Private graveside services for Kathryn Packwood Smith, 74, Lawrence, Kan., will be held Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens here. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1995, at Sterling Heights in Lawrence.
ANCIENT GREECE COMES TO LIFE IN INTERTERM COURSE AT BAKER
January 12, 1995
Interterm isn’t down time for 13 students enrolled in a Greek-studies class at Baker University.
MINA ANN BIDINGER
January 12, 1995
Services for Mina Ann Bidinger, 56, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davidson Chapel in Topeka, with the Rev. Mark L. Deeter officiating. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mrs. Bidinger died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS FUTURE IN TOURNEY IN DOUBT
January 12, 1995
Tournament tidbits and other high school basketball notes … Lawrence High’s long run in the Topeka Invitational boys basketball tournament will likely end when the second high school opens in the fall of 1997.
WILLIAMS WOULD HATE FOR FREDERICK TO LEAVE
January 12, 1995
Roy Williams would hate to see his boss leave Kansas to become commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. “It would be a personal loss, I don’t mind telling you that,” KU’s basketball coach said Wednesday, amid speculation Jayhawk athletic director Bob Frederick is one of the leading candidates to become head of the new league.
S AT STAKE
January 12, 1995
City commissioners took to the road Wednesday to investigate possibilities for a planned street-widening project.
HALLMARK REORGANIZES
January 12, 1995
The greeting cardgiant is restructuring, but workers won’t be laid off. The Lawrence plant will experience “minor tinkering,” a spokeswoman says.
COMMISSION OKS HOLIDAY FUND
January 12, 1995
Local Martin Luther King Jr. activities will be partially sponsored with county revenue.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 12, 1995
Admissions Tamala Rayton, Lawrence; Amber White, Lawrence.
LHS GIRLS BEATE NOTRE DAME DE SION
January 12, 1995
Marjy Givens has bragged about Lawrence High’s clutch free-throw shooting as the key to success. Once again, the Lions proved her correct. The LHS girls’ basketball team drained 11 of 13 free-throw attempts in the second half to hold on for a 51-47 victory over Kansas City, Mo., Notre Dame de Sion on Wednesday night in the LHS gym.
SM NORTH NEXT TEST FOR LHS
January 12, 1995
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will play teams headed in opposite directions this weekend, when it travels to Shawnee Mission North on Friday before playing host to Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst on Saturday SM North’s record slipped to 2-5 after losing 74-68 to Shawnee Mission South on Friday. Rockhurst improved to 10-3 with a 67-56 victory on Tuesday over No. 2-ranked Kansas City, Mo., Central.
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January 12, 1995
The governor presented a $7.75 billion budget for fiscal year 1996, which begins July 1, a 4.4 percent increase in overall spending. Topeka (ap) — The state would operate government under a four-year plan that avoids both tax increases and large cuts in programs under budget proposals from Gov. Bill Graves.
KU FREE-THROW SHOOTING IMPROVES
January 12, 1995
Roy Williams hasn’t had to field many questions about Kansas’ free-throw shooting lately. A favorite topic of talk show callers when free throws are clanging, bonus shots tend to be overlooked when they are falling.
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January 12, 1995
Why doesn’t the Journal-World run those manufacturers’ coupons that we see in so many newspapers? Beginning this Sunday, coupon booklets will be inserted regularly in the Journal-World, according to Tom Fisher, advertising director.
DAVID ALEX MCAFEE
January 12, 1995
Brandon Joseph McAfee Services for David Alex and Brandon Joseph McAfee, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Richards officiating.
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January 12, 1995
When is the juvenile detention center supposed to open for Douglas County? When are the corrections officers going to be hired? “The juvenile detention center should open in early March,” said Pam Weigand, director of the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center, which was built in North Lawrence. “We are not in the process of interviewing for corrections officers.”