Archive for Saturday, May 6, 1995

All stories

DISTRICT COURT
May 6, 1995
Criminal case proceedings * Gregg A. Hanna, 46, 1701 W. Fourth, recently was sentenced to prison and then placed in the Douglas County Community Corrections program for his conviction on an amended charge of attempted aggravated indecent liberties. Court records indicate that Hanna pleaded no contest to the charge in February. Before assigning Hanna to three years in the community corrections program, the court sentenced him to 32 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections. Hanna originally was charged with three counts of taking aggravated indecent liberties with a Lawrence girl between August 1993 and February 1994.
SOUND OFF
May 6, 1995
What happened to the traffic signals at 33rd and Iowa? Originally, north-south traffic could move quickly through the intersection, but now the light for that traffic is red for a very long time. Construction crews are rebuilding 33rd Street and adding a right-turn lane on Iowa Street, all in conjunction with the new Target store scheduled to open near the intersection in August, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
LOCAL MAN ATTENDS AGING CONFERENCE
May 6, 1995
Assessments are needed to develop quality physical activity programs for older people, says a Kansas University exercise physiologist.
RESEARCH
May 6, 1995
A Kansas University graduate student is studying the eating habits of squirrels near the Campanile.
ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR FEATURES BIKE HELMETS
May 6, 1995
Bike helmets will be given away and sold at reduced cost today as part of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Children’s Health Fair.
SHOOTING TRIAL UPDATE
May 6, 1995
A trial has been set for June 26 for five people allegedly involved in the shooting of a southwest Lawrence home in March. Douglas County District Judge Ralph M. King Jr. set the trial date Friday during hearings for the five: Curtis R. Smith, 18, Lawrence; Deedric O. Hagans, 17, Topeka; Carlos M. Fonseca, 17, Lawrence; Jonathan O. Hagans Jr., 18, Topeka; and Diana W. Micco, 27, Lawrence.
HELEN F. PINE
May 6, 1995
Services for Helen F. Pine, 77, Lyons, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church here, with the Rev. Gary Brooks officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. John Gingerich officiating. Mrs. Pine died Thursday, May 4, 1995, at Hutchinson Hospital.
CITY, POLICE TALKS CONTINUE
May 6, 1995
Police officers and city officials continued working on a new work agreement this week, but have not yet hammered out a pact for next year. The two groups met for about three hours Thursday to discuss formation of a multiyear agreement, which will cover matters ranging from salaries to benefits and working conditions for nonsupervisory police officers.
SOUND OFF
May 6, 1995
Does Jeanne Averill still teach drama at Lawrence High School? Yes. Jeanne Averill said she teaches a drama class and runs the experimental theater group at LHS. Jeannette Bonjour now directs the traditional theater program.
SOUND OFF
May 6, 1995
Does the Journal-World have a policy to encourage their delivery boys and girls to wear helmets when riding their bicycles? The newspaper does not have such a policy, according to Ralph Gage, general manager of the Journal-World.
SOUND OFF
May 6, 1995
When will the municipal pool open for the summer? The grand opening will be May 27. The pool will be open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 6, 1995
Condition reports * Matthew Baum, Lawrence, was dismissed Friday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where was treated for injuries he suffered Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident at 11th and Tennessee.
NEW KU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED
May 6, 1995
Three Kansas University alumni recently were elected to the Kansas University Alumni Association’s board of directors. Jim Adam, Overland Park, Janet Martin McKinney, Topeka, and Debra Vignatelli, Overland Park, will begin five-year terms July 1.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 6, 1995
Births Angie Barnhardt, Winchester, a girl, Friday.
SATURDAY COLUMN
May 6, 1995
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or of abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is attracting more attention these days because of events that have taken place in recent weeks or are about to occur.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 6, 1995
Police reports * A 32-year-old Lawrence man remained in the Douglas County Jail late Friday following his arrest in connection with aggravated domestic battery, a felony. Jail records indicate that the man was booked into jail at 8:45 p.m. Friday. He was being held without bond. Additional information about the arrest was unavailable late Friday.
TO GET OUT
May 6, 1995
April showers bring May flowers — and ticks and chiggers.