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RUSSELL HAD BIG HOCKS, HUGE HEART
June 14, 1995
Until Darnell Valentine came along, Pierre Russell had the most impressive thighs I ever saw on a Kansas basketball player. It was those muscular hocks, I suppose, that made Russell such an uncanny rebounder for his size. Russell, who died too young on Monday at the age of 45, was listed at 6-foot-4 during his senior year in 1970-71.
BIG 12 APPROVES OF GRID PLAYOFF
June 14, 1995
A bird in the hand, Kansas chancellor Robert Hemenway believes, is better than two birds in the bush. In a nutshell, that’s why Hemenway joined 10 other Big 12 Conference CEOs and voted for a football playoff game during a meeting Tuesday in Austin, Texas.
RAYFORD SCRIMMAGING WITH FRACTURED FINGER
June 14, 1995
Calvin Rayford dashed upcourt, sliced through the lane, double-pumped, then dished to Sean Pearson, who was stationed in the corner Tuesday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Swish — two points — thanks in large part to Rayford, Kansas’ 5-foot-6 basketball jitterbug, who has completed rehabilitation on his left knee, the one he tore last summer during a pick-up game.
LOCAL BRIEFS
June 14, 1995
Dodgers sweep, remain unbeaten
ROBERT C. WALTERS
June 14, 1995
Services for Robert Carrol Walters, 69, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Topeka. Mr. Walters died Monday, June 12, 1995, at a Topeka hospital.
SOUND OFF
June 14, 1995
A few months ago a utility line of some sort was buried along Princeton Boulevard near Iowa Street. Very predictably, there are large, dangerous cave-ins because the fill dirt wasn’t properly compacted. Why do contractors fail to employ proper soil compaction techniques? Does Lawrence have a soil compaction code? If so, why isn’t it enforced? If not, why not? And when will one be drawn up? “Each utility is responsible for installing facilities, per our franchise agreement, and responsible for backfilling,” said Terese Gorman, engineer for the city of Lawrence. “If that settles, and there are holes to fill, the utility is responsible for coming back and filling them.”
TEACHERS, DISTRICT CALL CONTRACT TALK IMPASSE
June 14, 1995
Money remains the primary sticking point in teacher salary negotiations.
NORFLEET SERVICES
June 14, 1995
Services for Maxine Norfleet, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Althaus Chapel at Plymouth Congregational Church with Rosie Burmeister officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Norfleet died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at Sterling Heights.
HOMER L. MATHIA
June 14, 1995
Services for Homer L. Mathia, 73, Lathop, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church here. Burial will be in Lathrop Cemetery. Mr. Mathia died Monday, June 12, 1995, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS TAKE PART IN RESCUE
June 14, 1995
At least one of the 12 missions that Lawrence resident Marvin Hittle flew during the past 29 days will stick with him for a long, long time. Hittle, technical sergeant for the Air National Guard, was in the air during the rescue of Air Force Capt. Scott O’Grady on Thursday in Bosnia, helping refuel NATO aircraft involved in the operation.
S WIFE STILL STUCK IN UKRAINE
June 14, 1995
A line of red tape continues to separate a Baldwin man and his Ukrainian wife. Merle Shultz said Tuesday that the Immigration and Naturalization Service still had not approved a visa for his wife, Oksana, whom he married during February in Ukraine.
CITY MAY RESTUCTURE PAY SCALES
June 14, 1995
City Manager Mike Wildgen is crunching the numbers for shuffling pay scales at city hall.
COMMISSION APPROVES BUSINESS EXPANSION
June 14, 1995
The owners of Patchen Electric & Industrial Supply Inc. in East Lawrence plan to start expanding in a month.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 14, 1995
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
NEW ANIMAL SHELTER BREAKS GROUND TODAY
June 14, 1995
With finicky but famous Morris the Cat among the dignitaries on hand, the Lawrence Humane Society was scheduled to break ground this morning for a new animal shelter off 19th Street in East Lawrence. The new Ise Animal Shelter, which will be just southeast of the current shelter at 1805 E. 19th, will cost about $600,000. Construction will begin within two weeks and will be finished by the end of the year, said Bob Schulte, vice president of Gene Fritzel Construction.
CECELIA E. ALLEN
June 14, 1995
Services for Cecelia E. Allen, 93, Topeka, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home here with the Rev. Paul Reed officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Allen died Monday, June 12, 1995, at her home.
TWO DECLINE POST AS BUSINESS DEAN
June 14, 1995
Thomas Sarowski, distinguished lecturer and executive in residence in information systems at KU, was named acting dean today.
SOUND OFF
June 14, 1995
What is the address for the Orlando Magic? You can write to the team at: One Magic Place, Orlando Arena, Orlando, Fla. 32801.
CITY DELAYS N. SECOND PROJECT
June 14, 1995
North Lawrence residents are concerned that the project could “procrastinate away,” Mayor Bob Moody said.
S RULINGS SIGNAL TREND, NOT CHANGELOCALLY
June 14, 1995
KU’s affirmative action director is warning that attacks on affirmative action may lead society “backwards.”
FIRE CALLS
June 14, 1995
Lawrence firefighters: * Responded to a false alarm at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday at Sallie Mae, 2000 Bluffs Dr.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 14, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lynch Rentals, 1711 Mass., has reported that three windows were broken and an antique corner cabinet was stolen from a rental property at 711 W. 12th. A police report indicates that the incident occurred between May 31 and Saturday. The total loss, including property damage, was estimated at $1,300. Police have not contacted the five men who were identified as suspects.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 14, 1995
Admissions Regina Wasson, Lawrence.
BOARD REMOVES QPA COMPONENT
June 14, 1995
The change will have little effect on what children in Lawrence learn, one district official says.
SOUND OFF
June 14, 1995
Since city commissioners voted this gay rights amendment in, will the next commission be able to vote it out? Yes. Lawrence city commissioners could vote at any time to repeal the city human relations ordinance, which went into effect last month.
HOW TO FLY THE FLAG
June 14, 1995
Here are some guidelines on flying the American flag.
A PERFECT FIT
June 14, 1995
Twelve elementary and secondary school teachers will receive instruction at KU and in Russia, then they’ll form a speakers bureau in conjunction with the “Treasures of the Czars” art exhibit.