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SERVICE AGENCIES GET CUT OF RACING REVENUE
March 16, 1995
Nine social service agencies in Douglas County will share a $46,212 cut of the revenues generated by The Woodlands, the pari-mutuel racing complex in Kansas City, Kan. The grants will be awarded this year by The Racing Assn. of Kansas-East, a nonprofit organization operated by the licensee for The Woodlands. State law requires race tracks to donate a portion of their income to charity.
CITY RECOGNIZED FOR
March 16, 1995
tree-planting program Recognition for Lawrence’s tree planting program keeps growing.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1995
How many hours is considered full time for state employees? To be eligible for benefits, the distinction is usually a minimum of 1,000 hours over 52 weeks, said Jim Murphy, central management specialist in the Kansas Department of Administration’s division of personnel services.
S PARADE TO CLOSE MASS. ST., BRIDGE
March 16, 1995
Parts of Massachusetts Street will be closed for about two hours Friday for the annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day parade.
COLGATE FEATURES FRESHMAN PHENOM FOYLE
March 16, 1995
Tucker Neale has been involved in some big games in his senior year at Colgate. “None the magnitude of this,” Neale, the Red Raiders’ 6-foot-3 guard, said Wednesday, the eve of tonight’s 6:40 p.m. NCAA Tournament battle against Kansas.
CONTROLS ON PORN INDUSTRY URGED
March 16, 1995
A feminist legal scholar, in a speech at KU, speaks out in favor of regulating the porn industry.
VICTIM KILLED INSTANTLY IN WRECK, CORONER FINDS
March 16, 1995
An elderly Lawrence woman was killed instantly Monday when the car she was in was struck by a train in North Lawrence, according to the preliminary autopsy report. Police reports indicate that Clara M. Patterson, 75, 827 Walnut, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on the crossing near Seventh and Locust. It was struck about 7:40 p.m. Monday by a westbound Union Pacific freight train.
NO GOOD-LUCK SPIT
March 16, 1995
planned for Jayhawks For all you superstitious fans, no, there is no spitting in the Kansas River planned for this year’s NCAA tournament.
MINOR LARRICK
March 16, 1995
Graveside services for Minor Larrick, 84, Wellsville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Larrick died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
SHOCKERS RALLY PAST KANSAS
March 16, 1995
Kansas’ middle relief wasn’t much relief, and Wichita State took advantage. The Shockers, ranked No. 12 in the nation, shook off a 5-0 deficit and five innings of one-hit pitching by KU’s Jamie Splittorff to claim a 10-9 college baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Wednesday at Eck Stadium.
PANELS TO JOIN FORCES
March 16, 1995
Two local groups designed to address the problems of at-risk youth are combining forces. The Douglas County Juvenile Crime Prevention Panel is joining Project Freedom, which works to curb drug and alcohol use among adolescents.
JUBENCIO PEREZ RODRIGUEZ
March 16, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial for Jubencio Perez Rodriguez, 84, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church here. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Rodriguez died Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at his home.
SPEAKER
March 16, 1995
A former Topeka resident urged Kansas University students to do whatever it takes to avoid contracting the AIDS virus.
OFFICIALS MULL SCHEDULE FOR TRAFFICWAY HEARINGS
March 16, 1995
A controversial schedule for deciding the route of the South Lawrence Trafficway was re-evaluated today.
FANS TUNE OUT TV FOR RADIO COVERAGE
March 16, 1995
Several NCAA basketball games will be on area radio stations for fans who can’t stand television announcers.
REGENT TACKLES FACULTY ISSUES
March 16, 1995
Improving the undergraduate experience at KU requires nurturing of good teachers, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents says.
FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME
March 16, 1995
Lawrence firefighters late this morning remained on the scene of a fire that destroyed a North Lawrence mobile home. Battalion Chief Dan Morrow said firefighters were called at 10:50 a.m. today to 827 Walnut, Lot 6.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 16, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Assorted automobile parts have been reported stolen from a garage in the 2200 block of Harper. The property, which was valued on a report at $3,030, reportedly was stolen between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said entry was made by prying open a door. Police have no suspects.
KU WANTS STRONG FINISH FOR KU
March 16, 1995
Angela Aycock’s days are numbered. “We’re trying not to think about that,” Kansas junior Charisse Sampson said. “We just want to play as many games with her as we can right now.”
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1995
Does the district attorney’s office have any set hours? I tried to get in Monday afternoon and they were closed. I also hear it’s going to be closed Wednesdays and Fridays. Is that true? The district attorney’s office is usually open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, according to Mark Knight, district attorney. But the office’s schedule was altered this week so the support staff could work from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday on a backlog of work created by the installation of a new computer system.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1995
How can I make a donation to the Community Group Drop-In Center at Second Christian Church? Contributors may send donations to The Salvation Army/The Community Group Drop-In Center. The address is 946 N.H., Lawrence, 66044. The phone number for the drop-in center is 843-9405 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Organizer Sandy Mitchell may be reached at 841-9105, and organizer Lani Oglesby is available at 843-5772.
LHS SWIMMERS START STRONG
March 16, 1995
Impressive victories in its first two meets suggest Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving team hasn’t skipped a beat since last season. Do the Lions ever? They’ve won six consecutive titles and seven of the past nine.
DISTRICT COURT
March 16, 1995
Criminal charges filed * Ernest C. Dalton, 49, who was identified in court records as a transient, was charged Tuesday in Douglas County District Court with the aggravated assault of a 42-year-old man who works at the Salvation Army, 946 N.H. The man reported that Dalton threatened him with a knife during a disturbance Monday night.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 16, 1995
Dismissals Angela Barnhardt, Winchester; Buddy Baker, Iola.
POLICE OVERLOOKED BAG OF STOLEN MONEY
March 16, 1995
Police investigators now say the money bag from a recent bank heist was dropped at the scene, not carried off and returned.
DAYTON DULL BUT INVENTIVE
March 16, 1995
Most of the media members I’ve come across would rather be just about anywhere except here today. Nothing against Dayton, mind you, though this city really does have the letters D-U-L-L written all over it.
KU WOMEN PLAY WISCONSIN TONIGHT
March 16, 1995
Kansas women’s basketball team won on the road in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament, then traveled halfway across the country to play Penn State. The ‘94 tournament produced a victory at Stephen F. Austin and a loss to the Nittany Lions. This weekend’s assignment may not be quite as daunting. But it still qualifies as reasonably rugged.
LHA ASKS COUNTY FOR PROPERTY
March 16, 1995
Time is of the essence in a Lawrence Housing Authority effort to obtain a site for a housing project for the elderly.
HEARINGS NIXED ON SLT PERMITS
March 16, 1995
State water officials won’t answer the call for another trafficway hearing.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1995
When is the city going to finish the park at 19th and Haskell? It’s done, except for completion of a basketball court. This spring, city parks and recreation department crews will install goals and lighting for the court, according to Fred DeVictor, director of parks and recreation.
OSTERTAG PROBABLE FOR NCAA OPENER
March 16, 1995
Greg Ostertag’s playing status for tonight’s game against Colgate has been upgraded from doubtful to probable. Ostertag, Kansas’ 7-foot-2 senior center, was able to practice at full throttle on Wednesday, his bruised left foot having responded to treatment the past three days.