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MELVIN EARL WOODWARD
July 7, 1995
Services for Melvin Earl Woodward, 77, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Noel Stephens and Lawrence Masonic Lodge No. 6 A.F. and A.M. officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Carbondale Cemetery in Carbondale. Mr. Woodward died Thursday, July 6, 1995, at Sterling Heights.
WAGNER SERVICES
July 7, 1995
Services for Lydia Della Wagner, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Noel Stephens officiating. Mrs. Wagner died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ELIN KATRINA STENE
July 7, 1995
Memorial services for Elin Katrina Stene, 88, Bella Vista, Ark., will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Richard Jebsen officiating. Inurnment will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, Kan. Mrs. Stene died Tuesday, July 4, 1995, at her home.
HUTCHENS TRYS FOR THIRD CITY CROWN
July 7, 1995
The winner of the Lawrence City Golf Championship claims all-important bragging rights for the ensuing year. “You go to the course and the pros and guys in the shop razz you a little. It’s fun,” Chris Hutchens said.
SOUND OFF
July 7, 1995
Where do I write to our state and U.S. representatives and senators? You can write to federal officials at the following addresses: U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., 141 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., 302 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510; U.S. Rep. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. (2nd District), 1333 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515; U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Kan. (3rd District), 2303 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.
POLICE REPORTS
July 7, 1995
* A 21-year-old Lawrence woman has told police that between June 20 and 21 an unknown suspect did an estimated $1,200 damage to her 1989 Pontiac that was parked in the 1600 block of West Eighth Terrace. All sections of the car were scratched with an unknown object. * Police are investigating a report that someone did an estimated $1,000 damage early today in an apparent burglary attempt at Christie’s Toy Box, 1206 W. 23rd. A police report indicates that the suspects peeled away metal siding and plywood from the business’s west wall. An alarm alerted police to the break-in attempt. Officers found no one on the scene when they arrived. The report did not indicate that anything was taken from the business.
BOARD GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS
July 7, 1995
John Tacha took over as Lawrence school board president Thursday night.
FEE LETS KU EQUIP CLASSES BETTER
July 7, 1995
About $515,000 generated from the first year of a universitywide equipment fee will be used to upgrade classroom technology at Kansas University.
NEW PROGRAM TO HELP LHA FIND BAD CLAIMS
July 7, 1995
A new program to reduce public housing fraud will start this fall in Lawrence, one of six sites in the country to log onto a new income-verification computer system. The Lawrence Housing Authority last month won approval for participation in the federal pilot program, which will check income levels of public housing residents using records from the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, other housing authorities and state agencies.
HEYL SERVICES
July 7, 1995
Services for Jennie Heyl, 97, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Steve Wintermantel officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery in rural Baldwin. Mrs. Heyl died Thursday, July 6, 1995, at Sterling Heights.
MARVIN B. GORDON JR.
July 7, 1995
Services for Marvin B. “Bud” Gordon Jr., 59, Greensboro, N.C., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at English Road Baptist Church in High Point, with the Revs. James Summey and Jay Lambeth officiating. Cremation is planned. Mr. Gordon died Thursday, July 6, 1995, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
SOUND OFF
July 7, 1995
How long does it take most Lawrence residents to get to work each day? According to 1990 U.S. Census information, locally, the 1990 average commuting travel time to work was about 18.3 minutes, with almost 19 percent of drivers traveling 30 minutes or more and 9 percent traveling 45 minutes or more. The national average commuting travel time to work was about 20 minutes, with about 30 percent of all commuter traveling 30 minutes or more and about 12 percent 45 minutes or more.
OFFICIALS SEEKING HELP IN SOLVING EUDORA BURGLARY
July 7, 1995
Local authorities have put out a call for clues into a burglary and theft of at least $50,000 worth of items at a Eudora business. Lawrence police Lt. Mike Hall announced today that Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County is seeking information about the incident, which occurred between midnight Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday at M-Pact medical supply company.
CORRECTION
July 7, 1995
Because of incorrect information given by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Thursday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported that Ron and Shauna Fox had a girl on Wednesday. It’s a boy.
JUDGE CONVICTS REUTER BURGLAR
July 7, 1995
A former Reuter Pipe Organ Co. employee was convicted this morning for his participation in an April break-in at the business during which a security guard was severely beaten. During a court hearing this morning, Michael D. Coleman, 29, Lecompton, pleaded no contest to aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and felony theft. He had been scheduled to stand trial Monday on those charges. The theft charge alleged that a video camcorder was stolen from the plant, 612 N.H.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 7, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Tools valued on a police report at $2,320 were reported to have been taken between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday from Tire Co., 313 E. Eighth.
KU TO OPEN AT KEMPER
July 7, 1995
Kansas will not be traveling to Memphis to open the 1995-96 men’s basketball season at the Martin Luther King Classic. The Jayhawks, it has been learned, will compete in the new Black Coaches Association Classic — formerly the Martin Luther King Classic — Saturday, Nov. 25, in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
RAIDERS WIN OPENER
July 7, 1995
The Lawrence Raiders felt like the old bully on the block taking away the lunch money from a grade schooler. The Raiders whipped Kirkwood, Mo., 11-2, in the opener of the Al Ice Invitational Thursday night at Ice Field. Kirkwood doesn’t have a 1995 senior on its roster, while Lawrence features nine.
BEDORE COLUMN
July 7, 1995
Major college basketball coaches will be logging hundreds of frequent-flier miles the next five days. That’s because the country’s top two summer camps — NIKE and adidas — are in direct competition this year. NIKE is set for today through Tuesday at the HoosierDome in Indianapolis; adidas runs the same dates at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, N.J.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 7, 1995
Dismissals Christine Houston and baby girl, Lawrence; Baby boy Twomey, Basehor; Evelyn Wingert, Lawrence; Laura Ojeleye and baby girl, Lawrence.
ATHLETICS FINISH UNDEFEATED
July 7, 1995
The last thing Bret Morris expected from his third year as a head coach in the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association was an undefeated season. But the Athletics, who play in the American Division of the DCABA 11- and 12-year-olds’ league, surprised their coach when they completed a perfect season over the weekend. Their 21-0 record — as far as Morris knows — is a DCABA record.
KU RECEIVES $3.5 MILLION DONATION
July 7, 1995
Biomedical research and the performing arts are the benefactors of a gift from the Lied Foundation.
CHEERLEADERS WIN TOP RANKINGS
July 7, 1995
Eight Baldwin High School students have given the school a distinction worth cheering about. The students recently earned spots on the National Cheerleader Assn.’s All-American squad, ranking them in the top 8 percent of 120,000 cheerleaders who take part in NCA programs nationwide.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 7, 1995
Condition reports * Mary Lane, 97, DeSoto, was listed in serious condition this morning at Olathe Medical Center with injuries she suffered Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident at the junction of U.S. highways 24-40 and 59, north of Lawrence.