Archive for Monday, July 24, 1995

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STADIUM WATERPROOFING
July 24, 1995
A Kansas City, Mo., company that specializes in concrete repair is sprucing up Memorial Stadium in preparation for the Sept. 2 season opener.
EDWIN B. ROBBINS
July 24, 1995
Graveside services for Edwin Bryan Robbins, 80, Lawrence, were held at 1 p.m. today in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Robbins died Saturday, July 22, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
REBECCA JAMES LESNIKOWSKI
July 24, 1995
Bialsko-Biala, Poland — Services for Rebecca Alice James Lesnikowski, 40, Lawrence, will be held Friday in Bialsko-Biala, Poland. Mrs. Lesnikowski died Saturday, July 22, 1995, in Bialsko-Biala.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1995
Why do customers have to pay a franchise tax to companies so they can have a monopoly, and why do customers have to pay sales tax on the franchise fee? In Lawrence, a franchise fee is paid to the city by such companies as Kansas Public Service, Southwestern Bell and Sunflower Cable Co., which have natural gas lines, telephone lines or cable lines running underground.
FMC FIRE CAUSES MINOR DAMAGE
July 24, 1995
A fire early Sunday on a phosphorous pentasulfide production line at the FMC Corp. factory in North Lawrence caused minor damage to the plant, company officials said today. The fire caused no injuries, and officials said it did not result in a leak that posed a hazard to human health.
ROBERT E. FINNERAN
July 24, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert E. Finneran, 71, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Terry Cyr officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Finneran died Sunday, July 23, 1995, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, Leavenworth.
OLYMPIC FLAME WILL TOUCH TOWN
July 24, 1995
Yet unknown local heroes will pass through Lawrence next May 16 carrying the Olympic torch — a flame ignited by the sun in Greece, flown to Los Angeles and relayed across the United States to Atlanta. “You still have a chance to become a hero,” said Lanaea Heine, coordinator of the Roger Hill Volunteer Center. “Go out and save somebody.”
NELLIE FOLKS LOVELETT
July 24, 1995
Services for Nellie Folks Lovelett, 68, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Dottie Forinash-Knetsch officiating. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery in Eudora. Mrs. Lovelett died Saturday, July 22, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TOPEKA WOMAN KILLED
July 24, 1995
in Sunday accident A Topeka woman was killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident just west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40, according to a dispatcher for the Kansas Highway Patrol.
COUNTY SETTLES ADA CLAIM WITH EMPLOYEE FOR $15,000
July 24, 1995
The Douglas County Commission will pay $15,000 to settle a former employee’s claim that her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act were violated. Patricia Kass was an engineering technician in the county’s Department of Public Works. Citing concerns about the confidentiality of personnel matters, county officials declined to provide more complete details of Kass’ employment, the nature of her disability or the circumstances leading to her claim. Neither she nor her attorney could be reached for comment.
SOUND OFF
July 24, 1995
Is the firing of a BB gun allowed within the city limits? Is a BB gun considered a firearm? BB guns are not considered firearms, according to Sgt. Rick Nickell of the Lawrence police department. Firing a BB gun may or may not be legal in the city. It all depends on the target.
CITY BUDGET WAITS ON SCHOLARSHIP DECISION
July 24, 1995
After four months of planning and a proposed $62.5 million in spending, only one issue remains before settling next year’s city budget: Whether to spend another $1,500 next year for youth scholarships to the Lawrence Arts Center.
DROP IN FOREIGN STUDENTS WILL HURT KU, DIRECTOR SAYS
July 24, 1995
A drop in international student enrollment at Kansas University could spell economic trouble for Lawrence, the director of International Student Services said. KU has lost more than 150 international students since last year.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 24, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lawrence police said 792 baseball cards, valued on a police report at $4,500, were taken between 1:10 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. Sunday from a locked truck parked in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street. Police said the owner told them he had gone into a bar and when he returned the cards were missing and the truck was still locked.
WOODLING NOTES COLUMN
July 24, 1995
Notes and quotes while wondering who broke the mirrors Royals’ manager Bob Boone was using during May and June … Former Kansas chancellor Gene Budig hasn’t lost his sense of humor during his trying rookie season as American League president. “I’ve aged,” Budig quipped last week. “I look like I’m 107.” …
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 24, 1995
Births Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hodson, Lecompton, a boy, today.
S INTENTIONSVITALITY
July 24, 1995
We meet summer’s challenge with sweat and showers.
STUDY
July 24, 1995
w The city’s long-range transportation plan will be the subject of another public hearing Wednesday night at the city-county planning commission meeting.
CORRECTION
July 24, 1995
A caption accompanying a picture in Sunday’s Journal-World misidentified its subject. Carina Fowler, 3, is pictured working on a handwriting assignment at Century School, a year-round private school in Lawrence.
JULIO MONROY
July 24, 1995
Services for Julio Monroy, 20, Kansas City, Mo., are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Monroy died Thursday, July 20, 1995, in Linwood.