Archive for Thursday, January 19, 1995

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SOUND OFF
January 19, 1995
Since they have changed all of the county roads from familiar names to numbers, I can’t find anything. Is there anyplace I can get a map that will tell me where these particular roads are? Yes, says Frank Hempen, director of the Douglas County Public Works Department. Maps are available at his office, 1242 Mass., for $3 plus tax.
SOUND OFF
January 19, 1995
What is going on at the house at U.S. Highway 56 and Douglas County Road 1055? Is that part of the reconstruction of U.S. 56 in Baldwin? Brian Wilcox, Baldwin city administrator, said construction at the intersection site was not related to the state’s $816,000 project to repave and widen U.S. Highway 56. Wilcox said the house was being moved to make way for a new Kansas State Bank building.
SOUND OFF
January 19, 1995
What is the construction going on at 23rd and Harper? And what is the schedule for the construction of the new bank at 23rd and Haskell? As reported in an earlier Soundoff column, a convenience store that sells gasoline will be constructed at the southwest corner of 23rd and Harper.
OFFICIAL
January 19, 1995
A KU professor of public administration has filed for re-election to the Lawrence City Commission.
KU WOMEN NOTES
January 19, 1995
Angie Halbleib thinks Kansas can complete the Big Eight women’s basketball season undefeated. Trouble is, she thinks Colorado can, too.
KU NOTEBAR
January 19, 1995
Greg Gurley didn’t locate a tape and measure the distance of his buzzer-beating three-point shot at halftime on Wednesday night. “I figure it was 43, 45 feet,” said the Kansas guard, estimating the depth of his NBA three-pointer that upped KU’s narrow three-point lead to 38-32 at intermission.
KU GRID RECRUIT
January 19, 1995
Kansas’ football team has landed an in-state verbal commitment. Chad Coellner, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound running back-defensive back from Salina South, has said he will attend KU in the fall.
S VIEWS SPLIT CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION
January 19, 1995
Lawrence Mayor Jo Andersen said Wednesday that she promised civil-rights activist Julian Bond that she would vote for changing a city ordinance to protect homosexuals from discrimination. However, a local black minister who opposes the proposal said he would have never invited Bond to speak here if he had known Bond supported the ordinance change.
S 941 UNFUNDED MANDATES
January 19, 1995
City and county officials of Kansas hope the Legislature is paying attention to what is going on in Washington when it comes to unfunded mandates. Spokesmen for the League of Kansas Municipalities and the Kansas Association of Counties said Wednesday that local units of government are being suffocated by the 941 state mandates imposed on them.
COMMUTER SEEKS SCHOOL BOARD SEAT
January 19, 1995
A new candidate for the Lawrence school board vows to listen to the public and act upon its desires.
FIRE CODE ISSUE LANDS IN COURT
January 19, 1995
Serious violations or normal construction inconveniences at Central Junior High? The fire department and the project manager will square off in court.
COMMITTEE TARGET OF BILL
January 19, 1995
Keeping a health care reform oversight committee in place creates the illusion that the Legislature will correct flaws in the system, a state senator said.
COUNTY PAVES WAY FOR ROAD
January 19, 1995
Assessments for a neighborhood road will cost residents more than they thought.
AILEEN GIBLER ENGLISH
January 19, 1995
Services for Aileen Gibler English, 72, Grand Junction, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Orchard Mesa Community Church here, with the Rev. Eldon Coffey officiating. Mrs. English died Monday, Jan. 16, 1995, at her home.
NEWS FROM JAPAN STILL SKETCHY
January 19, 1995
Several sources are available in Lawrence to discover the fate of specific people in Japan.
INJURY ACCIDENTS
January 19, 1995
* Dennis R. Kennedy, 37, 3008 W. Eighth, was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday at Ninth and Maine streets, Lawrence police reported today. Officers reported that Kennedy was southbound on Maine when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a westbound car driven by Tae Yol O, 36, 1301 W. 24th. No citations were issued at the scene.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 19, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Car stereos were taken from eight vehicles between midnight Sunday and 8:20 a.m. Monday from a lot at Hillcrest Wrecker & Garage Inc., 1226 E. 23rd, Lawrence police reported today. Eight stereos were taken, and all eight vehicles were damaged, officers said. The stereos were valued together at $1,000 on a police report. Damage was listed at $1,000.
JAMES WINBORN
January 19, 1995
Services for James Winborn, 78, Riverdale, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994, at the One Way Church of God In Christ in Lanare, with the Rev. Eugene Chester officiating. Burial was in Mount View Cemetery, Fresno. Mr. Winborn died Dec. 14, 1994, in Hanford.
ROBERT MILLER
January 19, 1995
Services for Robert Miller, 49, Lawrence, are pending with Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Miller died Thursday, Jan. 19, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SANDRA C. MCALEXANDER
January 19, 1995
Services for Sandra C. McAlexander, 49, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. McAlexander died today, Jan. 19, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 19, 1995
Admissions Margaret Peggy White, Lawrence.
K-STATE SIDEBAR
January 19, 1995
Mr. Hyde didn’t show up wearing purple on Wednesday night. Dr. Jekyl did. “We’re a good team when we come to play, and we came to play,” Kansas State guard Elliott Hatcher said. “It’s unfortunate we had all those turnovers.”
CHOICE SEATS ARE WORTH THE WAIT
January 19, 1995
An eight-day wait paid off for student Jayhawk fanatics.
CITY MULLS GAY RIGHTS LAW
January 19, 1995
A controversial decision on whether homosexuals will be protected against discrimination under the city’s human relations ordinance is expected to be delayed until after the April 4 city election.
KU BEATS K-STATE
January 19, 1995
Right from the start, Roy Williams could tell Kansas didn’t come to play basketball on Wednesday night. “You probably think I’m crazy, but we missed four layups in warmups. That ticks me off. That shows me we were not ready to play. It’s the most we’ve missed,” Williams said after the Jayhawks stumbled to a 78-74 victory over Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse.
CONDITION REPORTS
January 19, 1995
* Christine L. Elston, 41, 1900 W. 31st, has been transferred out of an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she had been undergoing treatment for injuries she suffered Dec. 26 in a three-vehicle accident at 33rd and Iowa. She was listed in fair condition this morning by hospital officials. * Glen Sharp, 617 W. 27th Pl., remained in fair condition this morning at KUMC with injuries he suffered Jan. 1 in a sledding accident on Campanile Hill.
LHS, TRAINING PERFECT FIT FOR GRIGSBY
January 19, 1995
When Ross Grigsby arrived in Lawrence in the summer of ‘93 to begin working on a biology degree at Kansas, he also wanted to land a job beneficial for his career aspirations in athletic training. He looked no further than Lawrence High, where he became the school’s first certified athletic trainer.
KU BEATS K-STATE SIDEBAR
January 19, 1995
Please pardon Jacque Vaughn. He wasn’t quite himself Wednesday night. Vaughn, Kansas’ sophomore point guard with the 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and the 73.3-percent accuracy from the free throw line, had his six assists offset by six turnovers and hit just five of 11 free throws in the seventh-ranked Jayhawks 78-74 victory over Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse.