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Archive for Friday, July 21, 1995

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HOSPITAL REPORT
July 21, 1995
Admissions Sarah Jansen, Lawrence.
RONNIE WARD ON SHOULDER WOES
July 21, 1995
Ronnie Ward had high expectations for his senior season on the Kansas University football team — and he wasn’t alone. Picked to several all-Big Eight preseason football teams, Ward won’t get a chance to live up to the hype. Nearly healthy after a shoulder injury knocked him out of the final three games of last season, Ward reinjured his shoulder in a pick-up basketball game early this summer in his hometown of St. Louis and will miss the upcoming season.
HARTSOCK COLUMN
July 21, 1995
The Chevrolet representatives are doing everything they can to strike a little fear in us hapless scribes with their talk of G-forces and their insistence that we take all sharp objects out of our pockets. “You know, like pens and pencils?” one says. “We don’t want anybody getting hurt out there.”
SOUND OFF
July 21, 1995
Why did the city decide to reconstruct Iowa Street during work hours? The lighting there is not adequate to pave at night, city engineer Terese Gorman said.
T MEET LOCAL NEED
July 21, 1995
Stagnate funding from a state program translates into tight times for the VNA.
LENA STUTHEIT
July 21, 1995
Services for Lena Stutheit, 87, Kensingston, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Dave Hutson officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Kensington. Mrs. Stutheit died Wednesday, July 19, 1995, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
July 21, 1995
Why isn’t Doug Coffin’s totem lit up so people coming into town at night can see it? “We haven’t been lighting any of the artwork or any of the sculptures around town,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
SALES ARE BRISK ON SIDEWALK
July 21, 1995
With 50,000 people milling along the sidewalks of Massachusetts Street, it doesn’t take Earl Reineman long to figure his best selling days of the year. “This, and the Saturday before Christmas are our biggest,” said Reineman, whose Weaver’s Department Store joined local businesses for Thursday’s annual Sidewalk Sale.
STRANGER CREEK SITE OF SEARCH
July 21, 1995
Authorities were using boats and helicopters this morning to search for a young man who tried to swim across Stranger Creek on Thursday night near Linwood. Leavenworth County sheriff’s spokeswoman Janette Nessmith said authorities were searching for a young man who disappeared while trying to swim across the creek about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
S RODEO TRADITION
July 21, 1995
A scene from Lawrence’s past came alive Friday, signaled by the clip-clop of horse hooves on Massachusetts Street. The Douglas County Charity Rodeo parade got under way at 10 a.m. and provided an array of entries, from horse-mounted groups to an armored personnel carrier, as it proceeded south from Seventh Street.
SOUND OFF
July 21, 1995
The weekend of July 15 and 16, a private group had control of the Municipal Pool. How much was the city paid? How does that compare with what revenue would have been taken in on such an extremely hot weekend? The group was the Aquahawks, a nonprofit group that organizes competitive swimming in Lawrence, said Fred DeVictor, director of parks and recreation. The group is not charged a fee to use the pool.
OFFICIALS HOPE TO SEE OLYMPIC TORCH
July 21, 1995
Lanaea Heine is keeping her fingers crossed that Douglas County will be included on the 1996 Olympic torch relay route across the United States. Officials with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games will announce their decision during NBC’s “Atlanta 1996” telecast, which is scheduled to air at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
FALKEINSTIEN ENSHRINED
July 21, 1995
Max Falkenstien, just a few months away from his 50th year as a radio broadcaster for Kansas University athletic events, has been named to KU’s sports hall of fame. Falkenstien will be enshrined as the first media inductee during halftime of the Kansas-Kansas State basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse next winter.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REAX
July 21, 1995
Maurice Bryan’s passion for programs designed to help women and minorities overcome gender and racial discrimination is more than skin deep. Bryan, director of affirmative action at Kansas University, said today that decisions by University of California regents to end affirmative action programs in hiring and admissions were a horrible mistake.
EVIDENCE DENOTES GLUT OF SOME PH.D.S
July 21, 1995
A Stanford professor’s study indicates that U.S. colleges are producing too many Ph.D. graduates is certain fields.
ZETTA GRACE HUSTON
July 21, 1995
Services for Zetta Grace Huston, 87, Winchester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Reformed Presbyterian Church here with the Rev. Paul Finley officiating. Burial will be in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in Winchester. Mrs. Huston died Thursday, July 20, 1995, at her home in Winchester.
PLAN ADDS 126 UNITS FOR ELDERLY
July 21, 1995
Low-income elderly residents would have 126 new apartments to choose from in northwest Lawrence, under a proposal from an Arizona development company. Hawthorne Ltd., of Scottsdale, Ariz., wants to build a complex of one- and two-bedroom apartments for residents aged 55 and older, to be located on six acres along the south side of Sixth Street and west of Congressional Drive.
BUSINESS OF KU CAMP IS BUSINESS
July 21, 1995
Young women are learning how to start their own businesses at a Kansas University summer camp.
STATUS
July 21, 1995
A former Lawrence High School baseball player remained in critical condition today in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital with injuries he suffered in a beating last weekend. Brad Harker, 19, suffered severe head and facial injuries in the beating, which authorities believe occurred early Sunday at an Ohio State University fraternity where Harker was staying.
CAROL JEAN HALE
July 21, 1995
Graveside services for Carol Jean Hale, 35, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Ms. Hale died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, in Rockport, Mo.
S BOOK TELLS OF FOUR CORNERS
July 21, 1995
A senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey has written a new book about the Southwest.
KU ALUMUS GIVES IMPROTU FLYOVER
July 21, 1995
Kansas University graduate George Dragush decided he’d pay a visit to his alma mater in manner that few others are able to do: He flew over KU in an Air Force fighter jet. That’s the reason two F-15 Eagles flew over Lawrence about 4 p.m. Sunday, said Maj. Ken Baldowski, public affairs officer for the 116th fighter wing of the Georgia Air National Guard in Marietta.
CASHATT LOSES
July 21, 1995
Property should be appraised at the price it would bring on the open market, a judge ruled.
JOHN BRICE CALKINS
July 21, 1995
Memorial services for John Brice Calkins, 52, Wichita, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Mortuary Chapel here with Major Reed of the Salvation Army officiating. Mr. Calkins died Thursday, July 20, 1995, in Wichita.
SOME LMH SIGNS MUST BE MOVED
July 21, 1995
The cheery new signs at Lawrence Memorial Hospital may help motorists see the hospital at 325 Maine, but city officials say four of the signs cut down too much on the ability to see other cars. Star Signs & Graphics Inc. of Lawrence installed about 15 new signs around the hospital last month. City inspectors took a look this week and recommended that four of the signs be moved because they impair drivers’ ability to see oncoming traffic.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 21, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A suitcase, $500 in cash, a portable stereo, golf clubs and other items whose value totaled $2,084 on a police report were taken between 1 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday from a car parked in the 300 block of Regency Place, Lawrence police reported. Police said the owner packed his car and discovered the items missing the next morning.
BALDWIN HOLDS LINE ON SCHOOL BUDGET
July 21, 1995
Baldwin school board members on Thursday went over a proposed 1995-96 budget and were brought up-to-date on a fire Monday that damaged a Baldwin Elementary School room. Topping the agenda was board review of a $5.9 million budget, which Supt. John Nuspl said would raise the district’s overall mill levy by .38 of a mill. A mill is $1 of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
S SINGER STRIKES PATRONS AT BOTTLENECK
July 21, 1995
A singer is arrested for assault following a brawl that gave an early end to a performance.