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DRAGS DAY ONE
July 1, 1995
The stars really do come out at night. Taking advantage of unusually cool weather in the late afternoon then turning it up as the sun went down, the National Hot Rod Association put on quite a show on Friday at the Western Auto Nationals at Heartland Park.
DRAG NOTES
July 1, 1995
Pro stocker Scott Geoffrion eagerly flew to Topeka in hopes of ending a month-long layoff from the sport. But Friday he sat glumly in the media interview room answering questions about when he will make his return.
TENFOLD TAX HIKE WIPED OUT
July 1, 1995
The county is 0-2 on tax appeals involving the commercially surrounded homes of senior citizens.
MIDWEST GOLF
July 1, 1995
Far from making a million in career earnings, Jeff McMillian’s 5-under-par 67 on Friday at the Alvamar Golf Classic was worth a $2,500 paycheck. McMillian, a pro since graduating from Oklahoma State in 1983, finished with a two-round total of 137 strokes to edge former Kansas University golfer John Hess by two shots. McMillian’s 67 was the best round in the two-day event.
BONEBRAKE JOINS KOCH COMMISSION STAFF
July 1, 1995
Carol R. Bonebrake, rural Perry, has joined the Koch Crime Commission staff as a researcher for the General Council Division. She is playing a key role in the development of a recommended model for the Kansas juvenile justice system. Bonebrake was an assistant attorney general in the litigation division under former Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan. Before her work with the attorney general, Bonebrake was a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Gary W. Rulon.
MAYER COLUMN
July 1, 1995
The message at the bottom of the page reads: “Hot damn almighty, this is going to be great event!” And that it will be when the guys from the Don Fambrough football coaching tenures at Kansas University gather next Nov. 3 and 4 for another “team meeting.” KU plays Missouri here and the group will be introduced at halftime.
SAFETY TIPS
July 1, 1995
Keep all doors and windows locked or secured so they can’t be opened all the way. Screws can be placed in window frames to make it impossible to open them more than a few inches.
LAKE OFFICIALS HOPE FOR BOOMING HOLIDAY
July 1, 1995
Conditions at area lakes are sparkling for the Fourth of July holiday weekend — at least compared to Memorial Day.
FRESHMEN SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 1, 1995
With a three-week campus stay behind them, a group of KU freshmen will be seasoned veterans this fall.
SOUND OFF
July 1, 1995
Are there any plans to make the eastbound lanes of 15th Street east of Iowa two lanes all the way to the main campus? Although officials from Kansas University and the city of Lawrence have met to discuss possibilities for widening the street, “there has been no concrete resolution to the problem,” said George Williams, the city’s director of public works.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 1, 1995
District court Criminal case proceedings
SATURDAY COLUMN
July 1, 1995
During the next several days, how much serious thought and attention will be given to the meaning and significance of the Fourth of July holiday? For most people, the Fourth means fireworks, picnics and perhaps lucking out when the holiday falls on a day that allows some employees to get one or two more days of vacation. Public schools are not in session, so there is no opportunity for teachers — those who are properly motivated and interested — to visit with their students about the significance of the Fourth, events that led up to the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent Constitution and Bill of Rights.
VOLUNTEERS KEY TO SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES
July 1, 1995
Pulling off an Olympics-style sporting event takes a large volunteer effort, the Sunflower State Games’ executive director said.
SOUND OFF
July 1, 1995
Could stop signs be installed at North Eighth and Elm streets, where a lot of accidents have occurred? The city will want to make a study of the intersection before deciding whether to install stop signs, said David Woosley, city traffic engineer. To get the ball rolling, write a letter to the traffic engineering department at city hall requesting the signs.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 1, 1995
Dismissals Julie Martinez and baby girl, Eudora; Amy Hinderks-Soderberg and baby boy, Ottawa.
CREDIT CARD LIQUOR SALES OK UNDER NEW LAW
July 1, 1995
Dozens of new laws go into effect today, the first day of the state’s 1996 fiscal year.
SCOUTS ON SAFARI
July 1, 1995
The first days of summer this year were a boy’s dream come true. Jungle hikes, safari challenges, snakes, spiders and a host of other activities awaited Cub Scouts from the Lawrence area during the annual Pelathe District Cub Scout Day Camp at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
AFTER 47 YEARS, BROTHERS SAY EXPERIENCE KEY TO FIREWORKS SALES
July 1, 1995
July Fourth fireworks make for more than exciting explosions for the Pine family.
ONE MORE HURDLE AWAITS HASKELL PROGRAM
July 1, 1995
The first bachelor’s degree program at Haskell Indian Nations University will start out small. But simply starting will be a long-sought accomplishment.
UNVEILED DURING DEPOT DIG
July 1, 1995
Some building foundations and a water well more than 100 years old have been found by archaeologists near the old Union Pacific depot.
SOUND OFF
July 1, 1995
How much money is the city spending on repaving projects this summer? “Big bucks,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
SOUND OFF
July 1, 1995
How does a person go about getting an old, almost worn-out no-parking sign that’s replaced along the street? David Woosley, city traffic engineer, is in charge of such signs. His telephone number at city hall is 832-3034.
SOUND OFF
July 1, 1995
Is the city going to install a median down the middle of North Second Street? No. The city’s plans for the project — currently on hold until next year — call for widening each of the four lanes from 10 feet to 12 feet, plus installing sidewalks, storm sewers and landscaping along both sides of the street, from Lincoln Street to Industrial Lane.
FIRE CALLS
July 1, 1995
Lawrence firefighters: * Investigated a false alarm at 9:09 p.m. Thursday at Mary’s Lake, 27th and Harper.
TEEN ENTERS PLEA IN HOUSE SHOOTING
July 1, 1995
A Lawrence teen-ager late Friday entered a plea to avoid going to trial on criminal charges stemming from a March incident in which a southwest Lawrence home was sprayed with bullets. Carlos M. Fonseca, 18, had been expected to stand trial later this summer on two counts of aggravated assault. Instead, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of aggravated assault.
RAYMOND BAUMGART JR.
July 1, 1995
Services for Raymond Max Baumgart Jr., 30., Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hardy Oak Cemetery in Jefferson County. Mr. Baumgart died Friday, June 30, 1995, from injuries suffered in a one-car accident in Jefferson County.