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T STOP LHS NETTER
June 8, 1995
Lawrence High junior Chris Werholtz hardly had time to bask in the glow of a state championship. Twelve days after helping LHS to its first state title in boys tennis, Werholtz had his right foot placed in a cast. The injury likely happened in the pivotal second set of the state championship doubles match at Washburn Rural in Topeka.
THEATER FOUNDER, CIVIC LEADER GLADYS SIX DIES
June 8, 1995
Gladys Six, 99, who spent much of her life serving the Lawrence community, died Wednesday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Her endeavors ranged from children’s theater to flood relief.
DANNY PAUL MCALPINE
June 8, 1995
Services for Danny Paul McAlpine, 64, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Parker-Price Mortuary here with the Rev. Francis Hund officiating, followed by Rose Croix Services conducted by Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. McAlpine died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at his home.
SPLITT SPLITS
June 8, 1995
The uncertainty is over. Jamie Splittorff, the second-winningest pitcher in Kansas baseball history, has signed a professional contract with the Minnesota Twins and will not return to KU for his senior season.
COUNTY JOINS CITY IN OPPOSITION TO SAND-DREDGING PLANS
June 8, 1995
A controversial sand-dredging proposal on the Kansas River got the thumbs-down from the Douglas County Commission.
JUNE WILMA WALKER
June 8, 1995
Services for June Wilma Walker, 59, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at her home.
ELECTION SPARKS THRILLS AMONG GIRLS STATERS
June 8, 1995
Just before the announcement of the 1995 Girls State governor and lieutenant governor Wednesday afternoon, one of the young women sitting on stage at the Lied Center let out a scream and ran off stage. The woman at the microphone ran after her, then ran back to the microphone and asked someone to call Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 8, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Property including an amplifier, speakers, a car stereo, 50 compact discs and $150 in cash was stolen between 2:45 and 11:20 p.m. Tuesday from an apartment in the 1100 block of Tennessee. The total value of the property was estimated on a police report at $2,700. Entry was made by prying open a door. There are no suspects.
EDNA COBB
June 8, 1995
Services for Edna Neva Haight Cobb, 95, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Cobb died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at Sterling Heights.
SOUND OFF
June 8, 1995
If Locust Street is closed between North Second and North Third streets, can Elm Street be made a two-way street until the construction is completed? No, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
LEO ALVIN WINGERT
June 8, 1995
Services for Leo Alvin Wingert, 76, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. John Beeghley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wingert died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
HEAVY RAINS ARE BUGGING HOMEOWNERS
June 8, 1995
Local home owners are battling to keep dry, bug-free homes.
REV. GENE STEWART SEELY
June 8, 1995
Services for the Rev. Gene Stewart Seely, 59, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Mr. Seely died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, in Lawrence.
IN LAWRENCE IT POURED.
June 8, 1995
Silver Lake was to play host to the Lawrence Raiders on Wednesday night in an Class AAA American Legion baseball game, but it was moved to Lawrence when the Silver Lake field was flooded by a faulty sprinkler system. The Raiders promptly soaked Silver Lake, 11-1, at Ice Field.
BALDWIN NURSING HOME TUMULT
June 8, 1995
A Lawrence company has offered to operate a city-owned nursing home in Baldwin.
KU LURES ACCLAIMED BOTANIST TO FACULTY
June 8, 1995
KU’s natural history museum will boast the No. 2 paleobotanical collection in the country with the addition of 250,000 plant fossils from newly hired faculty member Tom Taylor.
PRESIDENT OF BAKER HEADS FOR SABBATICAL
June 8, 1995
Baker University President Dan Lambert is scheduled to begin a six-month sabbatical next month.
FIRM WARNS OF TELEPHONE SCAM
June 8, 1995
Repeat phone calls from someone who refuses to identify his company have employees at one local business wondering what’s up.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 8, 1995
Dismissals Elijah Turner, Lawrence; Pamela Peirce and baby boy, Lawrence; Kristie Mullenix and baby boy, Lawrence.
VIOLA G. HANSEN
June 8, 1995
Graveside services for Viola G. Hansen, 97, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Melvin Jones officiating. Mrs. Hansen died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CONSOLIDATION OF TASKS TOPS COUNTY GOALS LIST
June 8, 1995
A proposal to merge some city and county functions is on the Douglas County Commission’s back burner for now.
DONATIONS TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
June 8, 1995
Spring cleaning yields a mountain of donations to city charities.
HELP VITAL TO SCHOOLS, SPEAKER SAYS
June 8, 1995
Lawrence can create a sterling work force if businesses join hands with schools, an Austin, Tex., executive says.
SOUND OFF
June 8, 1995
Since reconstruction of the 200 block of Locust will start soon, will the sewers and storm sewers be replaced or rebuilt since they’re outdated and inefficient? And what would happen if the underpass were to become flooded? Or can the city guarantee now that it won’t? New storm sewers will be installed this summer along Locust, between North Second and North Third streets, said Terese Gorman, city engineer. Sanitary sewers, however, will not be touched — at least not during the reconstruction project.
OFFICIALS LAUNCH HOMICIDE PROBE AFTER BONES FOUND
June 8, 1995
Human bones discovered Tuesday near Ottawa have been determine to be those of a 21-year-old man who was shot to death. Franklin County sheriff’s officers today identified the victim as James Phillip Heth, Ottawa, who was last seen alive on April 9 when he left his home to go to a store.