Archive for Thursday, March 2, 1995

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LOCAL VOICES READY FOR TV APPEARANCE
March 2, 1995
Cameras fade in, focusing on the expressive faces of Lawrence children as they sing their hearts out for a worldwide television audience. The Lawrence Children’s Choir is featured in the 1995 “World’s Largest Concert” tonight. The concert will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on Sunflower Cable channel 11, KTWU, the Topeka PBS affiliate.
SCIENCE FAIR PIQUES INTEREST
March 2, 1995
Now a graduate student studying genetics, Lisa Felzien never entered a science fair as a child. The science spark hit her in college, but she was happy to see it was hitting Lawrence children as early as kindergarten. Felzien, a student at Kansas University, was one of nine scientists to judge the Wakarusa School Science Fair on Wednesday.
S BENEFIT AUCTION TO OFFER SIGNED SPORTS ITEMS, TV SCRIPTS
March 2, 1995
Items ranging from basketballs autographed by NBA stars to authentic Woodstock tickets will be auctioned at a benefit Saturday.
SIMPLY DOUGLAS
March 2, 1995
The lot is cast
COMPETITIVE MARKET AWAITS HERE
March 2, 1995
If Planned Parenthood’s reproductive health clinic in Lawrence adds primary-care services, it will face competition from at least 40 local physicians with established primary-care practices. Planned Parenthood, which doesn’t perform abortions at its clinic at 1420 Kasold, also likely would compete against Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, which last July opened a medical office and urgent-care clinic at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.
PHILLIP ALLEN PINE
March 2, 1995
Services for Phillip Allen Pine, 68, Danbury, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Danbury Methodist Church with the Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley officiating. Masonic Memorial Services will be conducted during the services by the Cerulean Lodge No. 550 A.F. & A.M. of Anthon. Mr. Pine died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1995, at the Marian Health Center in Sioux City.
TANNER SAYS CUTS UNFAIR
March 2, 1995
Ralph Tanner knows from experience that a university can operate without so much as a penny of state aid. But the first-year state legislator and former president of Baker University, a privately funded four-year college in Baldwin, said he didn’t think proposals to slash millions in higher-education funding were fair.
SOUND OFF
March 2, 1995
How did the Lawrence police car parked at the city garage at 11th and Haskell get damaged? The patrol car parked at the city garage, Unit 124, was damaged in an accident Feb. 20 at Seventh and New Hampshire streets.
SOUND OFF
March 2, 1995
Why isn’t the St. Patrick’s Day parade ever after school? Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector, who has been involved with the parades since the first one in 1988, said several factors determine the timing of the event, which this year benefits Hannah’s House.
LHS GIRLS
March 2, 1995
Lawrence High girls basketball coach Gary Hammer hopes March is better for his team than February, when the Lions went 1-5. “February was a rough month for us,” said Hammer, whose team slipped to 11-9. “We’ve played some tough teams and we’ve had some injury problems.”
HOUSING AUTHORITY CONSIDERING SITES FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING
March 2, 1995
Five sites are being considered for building 25 units of public housing for low-income elderly residents. Lawrence Housing Authority commissioners, at their monthly meeting earlier this week, met in executive session to discuss the five sites currently under consideration, said Barbara Huppee, the authority’s executive director.
APARTMENT PLANS RAISE SCATTERED-SITE HOUSING ISSUE
March 2, 1995
City officials want to hold down the number of low-income housing units at an apartment project in northwest Lawrence.
NOMINATIONS FETE LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
March 2, 1995
Do you know someone who has done some volunteer work lately? If so, the Roger Hill Volunteer Center wants to hear from you.
FORMER KU PROFESSOR STILL PLANS LAWSUIT
March 2, 1995
Those awaiting the next installment in the legal saga of a fired KU professor must be patient.
PAROLE DENIED FOR MURDERER
March 2, 1995
The Kansas Parole Board has denied parole to a Lawrence man who was convicted in 1988 of second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife. The board’s decision means that Carl L. Kemp’s next parole hearing will be in March 1998, said Micah Ross, director of the parole board.
BUDGET
March 2, 1995
The House voted twice before referring the state university budget bill back to committee, delaying final action on a $2.6 million cut for KU and KUMC.
SCHOOL FINANCE PLANS DRAW LITTLE PRAISE
March 2, 1995
A Lawrence school administrator says the Kansas Legislature appears headed for a school finance compromise that would provide only meager salary increases for teachers.
SOUND OFF
March 2, 1995
Who is responsible for glass cleanup after accidents on city streets? That depends, according to Lt. Ed Brunt, of the technical services division of the Lawrence Police Department.
ROBERT WILLIAM BREITSPRECHER
March 2, 1995
Services for Robert William Breitsprecher, 57, Valley Falls, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Nellis Funeral Home here. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Saratoga Cemetery, Saratoga, Iowa. Mr. Breitsprecher died Wednesday, March 1, 1995, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Topeka.
ABORTION BILL TIED TO KUMC PASSES HOUSE
March 2, 1995
Anti-abortion House members successfully shepherded through the chamber a bill restricting abortions at KUMC in Kansas City, Kan.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 2, 1995
Condition reports * David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, remained in fair condition this morning at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. Westphal was injured Feb. 15 in a one-vehicle accident about three miles west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40.
OSTERTAG/GURLEY
March 2, 1995
Time flies when you’re having fun. “It’s four years gone in a blink of an eye,” KU senior center Greg Ostertag said, referring to his years at Kansas.
KU BASEBALL
March 2, 1995
Kansas’ baseball team can’t seem to catch a break. Saddled with injuries and mired in a 2-8 season-opening slump, the Jayhawks harbored hope that an eight-game home series would help shake their malaise.
GERALD A. MARK
March 2, 1995
Services for Gerald A. Mark, 69, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Mark died today, March 2, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PIPE BOMBERS
March 2, 1995
Police saidthat a group of teen-agers was using legally obtainable materials to manufacture pipe bombs.
ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUPS SEEK REWORKING OF SLT IMPACT STUDY
March 2, 1995
Environmentalists say South Lawrence Trafficway construction now under way poses a threat to the ecosystem in the Wakarusa River Valley.
CLASSIFIED WORKERS CAST LOT IN SENATE
March 2, 1995
State civil service employees are hoping the Kansas Senate, like the House, will be favorable to a bill that would let them seek elective office without quitting their jobs.
KU WOMEN
March 2, 1995
Sometimes foregone conclusions aren’t so foregone. Kansas women’s basketball senior Angela Aycock was seen by the Jayhawks as the logical choice for Big Eight player of the year.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 2, 1995
Admissions Catherine WIlliams, Lawrence.
SUSIE MAE KENNEDY-DOWDELL
March 2, 1995
Services for Susie Mae Kennedy-Dowdell, 50, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Dowdell died today, March 2, 1995, at her home.
K-10 DESIGN TO BE REVIEWED
March 2, 1995
Douglas County commissioners will decide later this month whether they’ll adopt a set of design guidelines and standards for development along the Kansas Highway 10 corridor, which runs from Lawrence to Lenexa. During the commission’s Wednesday meeting, Richard Kaplan, director of the Association for K-10 Corridor Development Inc., said the cities of Lawrence, Lenexa, Eudora and DeSoto have reviewed the document. County commissioners agreed to study it and discuss it in a few weeks.
LEFTOVER COURT STUFF
March 2, 1995
* Douglas A. Gish, 33, 203 Ark., has been bound over to stand trial on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. Gish, who was arrested in November after a two-month investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit, is to appear back in court for arraignment March 16. * A Douglas County man has been sentenced to two concurrent terms in the Douglas County Jail after pleading guilty to driving on a suspended driver’s license and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both misdemeanors. During a sentencing hearing this week, a Douglas County judge ordered Roy D. Barnes, 24, Route 5, to serve six months in jail on each of the charges. The charges stemmed from his arrest Nov. 27. Barnes originally was charged with felony driving while suspended, DUI and speeding.
EXPECT LHS BOYS TO MAKE STATE MEET
March 2, 1995
As the No. 1 seed in the only sub-state in which all four teams have winning records, Lawrence High’s boys will have their hands full this weekend when they try to qualify for state for the first time since 1992. The Lions (16-4) were eliminated in the first round by Leavenworth the past two years.