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SPERM STUDY TO BLAST OFF WITH SHUTTLE
July 20, 1995
A KU Medical Center researcher will send sea urchin sperm to space to study the effects of weightlessness on reproduction.
SOUND OFF
July 20, 1995
If the county is wanting to save some money, why do they hire a cab to deliver food to the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center? What is the cost of this? City Cab Co. transports meals from the Douglas County Jail, 11 E. 11th, to the juvenile detention center, 110 N.E. Industrial Ln., 18 times a week at a cost of $6 per trip. For each meal, the cab driver delivers food for all detention center inmates and then returns to pick up the transporting containers, which are then taken back to the county jail kitchen.
DARRELL A. ROBERTSON
July 20, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial for Darrell A. Robertson, 40, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with the Rev. Tony Blaufuss officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Robertson died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
RAIDERS RESPOND FOR 10-7 WIN
July 20, 1995
Lawrence’s Raiders blew a 5-0 lead then rallied with a five-run seventh to beat Overland Park Post 370, 10-7, in American Legion baseball on Wednesday night at Blue Valley High. The Raiders took a 5-0 lead after two innings, but were held scoreless until the seventh when winning pitcher Jim Ward hit an RBI single and Ricci King and Andy Johnston each stroked two-run singles in a five-run seventh.
TWO INJURED IN CAR CRASH
July 20, 1995
Two Lawrence area residents suffered severe injuries Wednesday night in a two-vehicle accident about three miles south of Tonganoxie. A spokeswoman in the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Leavenworth County Road 1, just north of Hemphill Road.
CULTURE
July 20, 1995
A husband-and-wife team from Kansas University about to go halfway around the world to teach English isn’t worried about culture shock in Japan. Lawrence and Farrell Jenab welcome it. “We don’t worry about different cultures, customs, and foods,” said Lawrence, a KU graduate student in English. “We are expecting them.”
DR. MARVIN HOMER HIRD
July 20, 1995
Services for Dr. Marvin Homer Hird, 74, Muskogee, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Muskogee Church of Christ. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee. Dr. Hird died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center.
HARKER IMPROVING
July 20, 1995
Brad Harker was still listed in critical condition in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital this morning, but the 19-year-old Lawrence native who was savagely beaten on Sunday was showing signs of improvement. “He’s doing much better,” Roger Ingles, coach of the semipro Columbus All-Americans, said this morning. “We’ve seen some improvement. We saw a lot of positive signs.”
HARKER BEATING PROBE ONGOING
July 20, 1995
A motive, weapon and suspect continue to elude authorities who are investigating the weekend beating of a former Lawrence High School baseball player, a police detective said this morning. Brad Harker, 19, remained in critical condition this morning at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He suffered severe head and facial injuries in the beating.
COUNTY QUASHES TAX APPEAL
July 20, 1995
An elderly Lawrence woman won’t have to defend a victory handed to her by the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals.
MILDRED MARIE DAY COMMONS
July 20, 1995
Services for Mildred Marie Day Commons, 90, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Nick Schaeffer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Commons died Wednesday, July 19, 1995, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 20, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 25-year-old Lawrence woman has reported that a man to whom she gave $1,200 cash to make a down payment on a car on her behalf failed to make the payment and kept the money. The victim told police she gave the money to the 32-year-old Lawrence man about 5:30 p.m. Friday. He was supposed to take the money to a Topeka auto dealer and make a down payment on a 1994 Mustang. The investigation is continuing.
RODEO SET TO OPEN TONIGHT
July 20, 1995
A rodeo will bust into town, thrill some folks and raise money and awareness this weekend for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County. “The kids love it,” said Mary Beth Karlin, co-director of the agency. “We’re hoping for good weather.”
NORTH SERVICES
July 20, 1995
Services for Eugene E. North, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. North died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Eudora Nursing Center.
SOUND OFF
July 20, 1995
Where does the saying Rock Chalk Jayhawk come from? When did it start being used at sporting events? The Kansas University science club adopted the Rock Chalk chant in 1886.
SOUND OFF
July 20, 1995
Why does the city insist on building a sidewalk on 17th Street between Indiana and Louisiana when the sidewalk is in violation of the city’s own policy of having a sidewalk on only one side of the street? The sidewalk is the result of a proposal from the Traffic Safety Commission and the Lawrence City Commission to improve pedestrian safety, city engineer Terese Gorman said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 20, 1995
Dismissals Virginia Jean Grant and baby girl, Lawrence; Patricia Anne Fritz and baby boy, Lawrence.
SALES TAX VOTERS OBJECT TO LATEST REC CENTER PLAN
July 20, 1995
Diane Zinn didn’t write a $50 check last year to pave the way for a $15 million recreation center in Centennial Park. When she contributed to an effort to win passage of a new 1-cent countywide sales tax, Zinn figured she’d be getting plenty of public projects, including a top-notch $5.7 million recreation center.
BARGAIN HUNTERS ARE OUT EARLY
July 20, 1995
Almost before the employees of Carrousel Trading Co. could dump their wares onto a wooden table in front of Mercantile Bank, 900 Mass., the shoppers rushed in, shoulder-to-shoulder, like lions at a fresh kill. But these were a more discriminating type of predator. Each T-shirt and sweatshirt had be to held next to the shoulders, turned over and scrutinized at eye level before being snatched up as a bargain.
SHELTON CLAIMS KANSAS AMATEUR MEDALIST HONORS
July 20, 1995
Tyler Shelton birdied the final four holes to post a 2-under-par 68 Wednesday and win medalist honors at the Kansas Amateur golf championships at Kansas City Country Club. Shelton, a former Kansas University golfer who plans to turn pro next week prior to the Kansas Open, shot a 69 on Tuesday for a three-under-par 137 and a five-stroke victory in the 36-hole qualifying.
PROBE SEEKS CAUSE OF SCHOOL BLAZE
July 20, 1995
Investigators still have not determined whether a fire Monday at Baldwin Elementary School started accidentally or was intentionally set, Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said this morning. The fire swept through a room that was being remodeled as a computer lab and destroyed or damaged $75,000 worth of computers. Damage was largely confined to the room.
CORRECTION
July 20, 1995
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported the name of the company that bid $51,600 to do earth work for a new helicopter landing facility at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. R.D. Johnson Excavating of Lawrence made the bid.
OVERNIGHT RAINS CAUSE NORTH LAWRENCE FLOODS
July 20, 1995
A North Lawrence businessman says he’s been flooded out twice in the last month by heavy rains.
S RULING QUESTIONABLE
July 20, 1995
What was the judge in Wichita thinking? Sedgwick County District Judge Robert Bell ruled last Friday that the Kansas State High School Activities Association, a mainstay in the state for almost 60 years, had been operating on an unconstitutional grant of legislative authority and stripped the KSHSAA of its power.
LASSITER IMPRESSING COACHES
July 20, 1995
The Arizona Republic Tempe, Ariz. — Rob Ryan was more interested in watching other players on the tape, but he couldn’t help but notice this safety from Kansas knocking people dizzy.
COUNTY OKS
July 20, 1995
housing subdivision Douglas County commissioners tackled routine planning matters during their meeting Wednesday night.
HEMENWAY
July 20, 1995
KU’s chancellor will seek millions of dollars to run the information highway through campus.