Archive for Thursday, March 30, 1995

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NEIGHBORS KEEP HOPE ALIVE FOR PARK
March 30, 1995
Homeowners near a 2-acre, county-owned vacant lot in south Lawrence say they’ll try to get a park installed there.
HOSPITAL BILL STALLS IN COMMITTEE
March 30, 1995
A bill intended to assure continued health services in communities served by government-owned hospitals won’t make it out of the Kansas Legislature this year.
WELLS SERVICES
March 30, 1995
Services for Eugene Thomas “Doc” Wells, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald Toburen officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with military honors conducted by the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
GEORGE SWAN
March 30, 1995
Memorial services for George Clayton Swan, 59, Tonganoxie, were held Wednesday at the Providence Medical Center Chapel, Kansas City, Kan. He was cremated. Mr. Swan died Tuesday, March 28, 1995, at a Kansas City, Kan., medical center.
S A PYTHON
March 30, 1995
Local animal control authorities are trying to contact the owner of an illegal 15-foot python snake that is being kept in an apartment in west Lawrence, Lawrence police said today. Police said the city’s animal regulation ordinance does not allow snakes to be kept within the city limits if they are longer than eight feet.
TOASTER FIRE CAUSES $30,000 IN DAMAGE
March 30, 1995
A toaster fire that erupted when a piece of bread overheated caused an estimated $30,000 damage shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday to a home at 2001 Crossgate. When the first firefighting crews arrived at the residence occupied by Susan Rumans, they found smoke coming from the two-story, wood-frame home.
KU STUDENT NAMED TRUMAN SCHOLAR
March 30, 1995
KU’s student body president is awarded a $30,000 scholarship honoring President Harry S. Truman.
DAVID B. JOHNSON
March 30, 1995
Services for David B. Johnson, 31, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, in an automobile accident in Jefferson County.
SHELTER PLANNING EXPANSION
March 30, 1995
Dogs and cats should be living together under a new roof by the end of the year, as the Lawrence Humane Society prepares for a new $600,000 shelter off 19th Street. Lawrence city commissioners committed $120,000 toward the paw-printed building project Tuesday night, boosting total donations past $400,000 during the last six months.
MARY HICKAM
March 30, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Lee McCaffrey Hickam, 58, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Hickam, died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
SOUND OFF
March 30, 1995
Does the city have any plans to fix up the traffic engineering building at 445 Miss.? What used to be the main city garage now is home to the city’s seven-member traffic engineering division. And they’re working to make it shine.
EDITH BRECHEISEN
March 30, 1995
Services for Edith Louise Brecheisen, 83, Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clearfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Toburen officiating. Burial will be at Clearfield Cemetery. Mrs. Brecheisen died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S SENEX UNDECIDED ON CHEATING MEASURE
March 30, 1995
Is a failing grade enough punishment for cheaters at Kansas University? The debate is ongoing.
COURT HEARING
March 30, 1995
into shooting delayed A preliminary hearing for five people charged in connection with spraying a southwest Lawrence residence with bullets earlier this month was continued Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.
ELLINOR D. PYLE
March 30, 1995
Memorial services for Ellinor D. Pyle, 86, Perry, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Perry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Souter officiating. Private family inurnment services will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.
SOUND OFF
March 30, 1995
Who paid to build Crestline Drive south of 15th Street that leads to the Lied Center? Kansas University, in conjunction with construction of the Lied Center project, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
T LET NEWCOMER STATUS HOLD HER BACK
March 30, 1995
Hoping to overcome anonymity, Lynn S. McCreary would like to evaluate issues on the Lawrence school board.
LHS BASEBALL BEGINNING 10TH SEASON
March 30, 1995
With Lawrence High’s baseball season opener approaching this weekend, head coach Lynn Harrod finds it hard to believe the sport is entering its 10th year at the school. Harrod, a 1979 LHS graduate, has been the Lions’ head coach since its inception in 1986.
SOUND OFF
March 30, 1995
What’s happened to the speed zone signs on 19th Street near Lawrence High School? They have been taken down, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
INTELLECT, DRIVE LEAD TO SUCCESS FOR NALBANDIAN
March 30, 1995
Election day will be the next test for John Nalbandian, who seeks re-election to the Lawrence City Commission.
SOUND OFF
March 30, 1995
What is the name of the song that the KU pep band plays at basketball games when an opposing player fouls out? According to Bob Foster, director of bands at KU, the tune is from a Wheaties cereal commercial that ran in the 1960s. Foster said he wasn’t sure of its title.
IX-NAY THE UNION
March 30, 1995
County employees won’t be holding a sanctioned union election anytime soon.
LOVE SPANS FROM UKRAINE TO BALDWIN
March 30, 1995
Their love transcended cultural differences, a language barrier and international borders. Now it must overcome the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 30, 1995
Condition reports * David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, remained in satisfactory 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.
KC AREA HOSPITALS SEEK TIES WITH LMH
March 30, 1995
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offered closer ties to the Kansas University Medical Center and to a network of hospitals centered in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
ALCOHOL FOUND AT SCENE OF FATAL HIGHWAY ACCIDENT
March 30, 1995
A Kansas City, Kan., man who survived a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Jefferson County that killed the son of former Douglas County Sheriff Rex Johnson remained in critical condition this morning in an area hospital. Robert G. Cernech, 38, was being treated for unspecified injuries this morning in an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 30, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A vending machine valued on a police report at $2,500 was damaged and $65 in coins were taken from it in a burglary that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday at the Independent Laundry, 2105 W. 26th, Lawrence police said today.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 30, 1995
Births Mike and Melissa Saathoff, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
PAULINE KATHERINE FLORA
March 30, 1995
Graveside services for Pauline Katherine Flora, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Virgil Brady will officiate. She died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lawrence.
KU JAYBALL
March 30, 1995
Dave Bingham couldn’t help but put a positive spin on Kansas’ baseball team’s Big Eight-opening series with Oklahoma. Sure, the Jayhawks lost the finale, 7-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium, but Bingham, Kansas’ coach, was thrilled to have taken two games of the five-game series.
AUTO EXEC DEFENDS MINIVANS
March 30, 1995
A Kansas University alum and automotive industry leader was in Lawrence to talk about cars, college and consumers.