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June 15, 1995
A Lawrence couple is directing a door-to-door petition drive asking Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would require community notification when convicted pedophiles are released from prison. Sandra and Paul Jackson, parents of seven children, said they embraced this cause because they have a friend whose child was molested several years ago by a convicted sex offender here in Lawrence.
PRITCHARD
June 15, 1995
NBA owners will be making a big mistake if they lock out the players now that The Finals are over. So says former Kansas guard Kevin Pritchard, who signed a two-year guaranteed contract with the expansion Vancouver Grizzlies earlier this month.
LAWRENCE OPEN
June 15, 1995
Some of Kansas University’s best players are entered in this weekend’s Lawrence Open tennis tournament, but that doesn’t make a KU final automatic. The tourney begins Friday night and runs through Sunday at the Lawrence Tennis Center. Among the entries are KU’s No. 1 singles player Enrique Abaroa and teammate Victor Fimbres.
IVAN A. YOUNG
June 15, 1995
Services for Ivan A. Young, 38, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Church. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing. Mr. Young died Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
SOUND OFF
June 15, 1995
Why won’t KANU run George Tiger’s call-in program for Native Americans? Also, there’s an informative five-minute daily Native American news … that would be of interest to Haskell people. When to broadcast? I’d suggest 8 p.m., before jazz in the evening. Howard Hill, KANU’s general manager, said the station has decided not to carry “Native America Calling” for two reasons.
FRANK W. SMITHJR.
June 15, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial services for Frank W. Smith, Jr., 39, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, Mo., with the Rev. Rick Dierkes officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Smith died Wednesday, June 14, 1995, at his home.
SIGHTS
June 15, 1995
Marcus Jones, a senior at Lawrence High School, will follow his political interests all the way to Washington, D.C., when he’ll attend the Junior Statesman Summer School at Georgetown University. But he’s finding out that with political ambition comes the need to raise funds. If he falls short of the $2,400 tuition by July, he’ll stay in Lawrence. He’s looking to the community for help.
CITY TO HEAR PROPOSALS FOR LANDMARK FIRE TRUCK
June 15, 1995
The city will consider two proposals on what to do with the fire engine in South Park.
FARMERS HURRY TO USE SUNNY DAYS
June 15, 1995
A break from rainy weather has area farmers pouring back into their fields.
WALDO G. BOWMAN
June 15, 1995
Private burial services for Waldo G. Bowman, 94, Chapel Hill, N.C., will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Earlier services were held in Chapel Hill. Mr. Bowman died Tuesday, June 6, 1995, at his home in Chapel Hill.
LUCILLE EVANS ALLISON
June 15, 1995
Services for Lucille Evans Allison, 88, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Allison died Wednesday, June 14, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JANE ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
June 15, 1995
Memorial services for Jane Elizabeth Campbell, 58, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Chapel here with the Rev. Robert Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Campbell died Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
MRS. ARNELL WILLIAMS EXUM
June 15, 1995
Services for Mrs. Arnell Williams Exum, 59, New York City, took place at 10 a.m. today at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Topeka. Mrs. Exum died Thursday, June 8, 1995, at New York City hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 15, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 25-year-old Lawrence man has reported to police that between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday someone pried open a metal tool box in his truck and stole tools valued at $1,621. The truck was parked at Lyons Park, Seventh and Lyons, at the time of the burglary. Police have no suspects.
DISTRICT COURT
June 15, 1995
Criminal charges filed * A 26-year-old Leavenworth man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Phillip R. Belden was arrested Tuesday evening by Lawrence police, who were investigating a report that he was attempting to sell drugs at a business in the Tanger Factory Outlet Center, 1035 N. Third. Officers stopped Belden’s car after he left the center’s parking lot, received a consent to search the vehicle and found what they described as several small packets and a vial containing a white, powdery substance. Belden is to appear again in court July 13 for a preliminary hearing.
TOOTHLESS HAASE
June 15, 1995
Kansas’ junior shooting guard Jerod Haase has spent some time at the dentist this week. “I’ve got stitches in my lip. They’re talking about a root canal. Right now, it’s not the prettiest thing in the world,” said Haase on Wednesday, referring to his smile.
KU CAMP LIFE SERVES PROSPECT SCHMIDT WELL
June 15, 1995
Committing early to Kansas University didn’t make Glen Mason’s football camp any easier for Olathe North senior lineman Bobby Schmidt. “This was probably the hardest camp I’ve ever been to by far,” said Schmidt, who returned home Wednesday afternoon after the camp’s four-day session. “They treated everybody the same. I guess you could say we got our money’s worth.”
SOUND OFF
June 15, 1995
Why is the traffic signal out at Ninth and Maine streets? During a June 2 traffic accident, a power line fell onto a traffic signal mast arm and destroyed all of the inner workings of the arm, according to David Woosley, city traffic engineer. A traffic signal controller also was destroyed. Woosley said it would be at least a month before repairs can be made.
KU OFFICE TOLD NOT TO CHECK MAIL
June 15, 1995
Letters sent to 450 KU workers in the facilities and operations department no longer will be opened by supervisory staff.
SOUND OFF
June 15, 1995
We’ve got a guy in our neighborhood who has a bunch of junk cars in his yard. Do we call the police to get them hauled off? No, according to Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. The city has designated an environmental officer to investigate complaints about possible violations of the city’s environmental code. That code does prohibit people from storing junked, non-running cars in their yards.
SOUND OFF
June 15, 1995
When a HUD-subsidized apartment is vacated, is the initial deposit returned with interest? It depends on whether it is a housing authority-owned unit or owned by a private landlord, said Charlotte Knoche, director of the rental assistance programs at the Lawrence Housing Authority.
SENIOR GOLF
June 15, 1995
Alvamar has proven a tough test for some of the country’s top senior golfers this week. “The course is strong medicine. It’s kind of a jewel hidden here,” said John Procter of Carrollton, Texas.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 15, 1995
Dismissals Mitzi Eisenhauer and baby boy, Lawrence; Baby Ratliff, Valley Falls; Katherine David and baby boy, Overbrook; Karen Gustafson and baby boy, Lawrence.
S CAT, MORRIS, PAYS VISIT TO LAWRENCE
June 15, 1995
Morris looks good after 25 years because he’s just 4 years old.
COMMISSION SPLIT ON TRANSPORTATION
June 15, 1995
It’s unlikely that the city’s public transportation system will receive the $248,000 supporters are requesting in next year’s budget.
CHAPPELL WIELDS AX ON BUDGET
June 15, 1995
As the county prepares to fashion a 1996 budget, one commissioner is renewing his call for cuts.
FREDDYKNIGHT
June 15, 1995
Bob Knight is hitting back hard at the NCAA, suggesting most of its tourney committee members are hypocrites who should resign because of violations at their own schools. The Indiana basketball coach was reprimanded on Tuesday for his profane remarks and verbal abuse of the moderator of a news conference during the NCAA tournament in March.