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SOUND OFF
July 15, 1995
As presently planned with the 31st Street routing, how many streets will be intersected by the South Lawrence Trafficway? Of those, how many will involve stop signs or stop lights for SLT drivers? Will the speed limit on the SLT be 55 mph? John Pasley, Douglas County’s trafficway project manager, said that the road’s alignment from U.S. Highway 59 to Kansas Highway 10 would be determined next year by a supplemental environmental impact statement. The 31st Street alignment, which is one of several to be evaluated in the SEIS, was indeed the preferred alignment produced by the original impact statement.
BROCHURES ALLOW SELF-TOURS OF WETLANDS
July 15, 1995
You no longer need a tour guide to lead you through the Baker Wetlands. Wetlands visitors who enter though the north gate on 31st Street will find new brochures to use on a self-guided tour along the Boardwalk to Nature.
HORIZON 2020 UNDERGOING REWRITE
July 15, 1995
Planning staff members are reorganizing the city’s long-range planning document.
AC REPAIR STORES FIND TEMPERS RISE WITH TEMPS
July 15, 1995
Air-conditioning repair businesses are receiving a record number of calls from agitated and sometimes short-fused customers.
S DEMOCRATIC PARTY LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES
July 15, 1995
Forrest Swall, Douglas County’s Democratic Party chair, says he’s working to line up local candidates for the 1996 elections. And Swall, a former state legislator who was a casualty of the Republican tidal wave that swept the country in 1994, hasn’t ruled out running for a seat in the Kansas Legislature.
PAGEANT DECIDES MISS USA CONTESTANTS
July 15, 1995
Tiffiny Chittim, 23, Kansas City, Kan., won the title of Miss Lawrence USA, and Athena Sanchez, 16, Lawrence, was crowned Miss Lawrence Teen USA at pageants held Sunday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. Robert McCain, director of the pageants, said the two winners of the regional preliminary competitions will advance to the Miss Kansas USA and the Miss Kansas Teen USA pageants to be held Oct. 14 in Wichita. McCain said that despite title designations, the regional competitions are open to anyone living in or going to school in Kansas.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 15, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A freezer and stainless steel food preparation table, valued on a police report at $2,200, were taken between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday from the Icehouse, 1105 Mass., police reported today. The items were in an alley behind the business when they were reportedly stolen.
DYCHE HALL PROJECT WINDING DOWN
July 15, 1995
Construction work on the expansion of Dyche Hall, home of KU’s Natural History Museum, should be done in about six weeks.
SATURDAY COLUMN
July 15, 1995
A year from now, Republicans and Democrats will be getting ready for their presidential nominating conventions. Republicans will be making travel plans for the Aug. 10-16 gathering in San Diego, and Democrats will head to Chicago for their Aug. 26-29 convention. Because of the growing number of states that now hold presidential primary elections, the Republican convention is not likely to have much excitement. That party nominee will, most probably, have been determined long before delegates arrive in southern California.
STREETS SWELL IN HEAT
July 15, 1995
It happens every summer: Roads and sidewalks across town buckle under extreme heat. Public works officials reported this week’s sweltering temperatures thus far have crumpled two sections of Lawrence roads: 23rd Street, west of Haskell Avenue; and Inverness Drive at 15th Street.
SOUND OFF
July 15, 1995
Does Lawrence have a noise ordinance? If so, what does it say and how do you get it enforced? Yes. The ordinance prohibits “excessive, unreasonable or unusually loud noise which disturbs, injures, or endangers the repose, health, peace or safety of other people of ordinary sensitivity.” This includes stereos and parties. If a party gets too loud, police can disperse it.
MARCEL TRIATHLON
July 15, 1995
If Marcel Vifian has his way, Lawrence will be well-represented in the triathlon in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. “It’s my goal. It’s what I’m shooting for, a spot on the United States national team,” said Vifian, a 26-year-old triathlete, who moved from Colorado to Lawrence to train with several local triathletes four months ago.
STUDENT FACES SURVIVAL COURSE
July 15, 1995
A KU ROTC student will go through the same survival training as a pilot who was shot down over Bosnia last month.
RALPH P. BALLETTA JR.
July 15, 1995
Services for Ralph P. Balletta Jr., 63, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Curtis Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Balletta died Monday, July 10, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RODEO ORGANIZERS HOPING TO TOP 1994
July 15, 1995
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 15, 1995
Births Carmen Orth-Alfie and Sebastian Alfie, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 15, 1995
Condition reports * Mary Lane, 97, DeSoto, remained in serious condition late Friday night at Olathe Medical Center with injuries she suffered July 4 in a two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highways 24-40 and 59, north of Lawrence.
MAN TO STAND TRIAL IN FATAL ACCIDENT
July 15, 1995
A Kansas City, Kan., man will stand trial for a Jefferson County traffic accident that killed a Lawrence man.