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SATURDAY COLUMN
May 13, 1995
Most Americans are quick to agree it is important to balance the federal budget and for this country to live within its means. Although few Americans know the exact figures, most know the nation’s deficit is growing and that it is not a healthy situation for this country and future generations. The U.S. has been operating in a deficit mode every year since 1969. The federal government has spent more money than it is taking in, and this year alone there will be a deficit of $200 billion. During a U.S. House Budget Committee hearing earlier this week, a “national debt clock” was placed in the hearing room to alert House members that during the 14-hour debate on the budget proposal, nearly $500 million was added to the $4.77 trillion national debt.
POLICECITY
May 13, 1995
negotiations continue Negotiators for the city and Lawrence police officers report they are close to reaching a new two-year work agreement.
MAYER SATURDAY COLUMN
May 13, 1995
Did you see that article the other day about the NCAA’s boosting its payout by $17 million based on its contract with CBS for the men’s basketball tournament? Not long ago, the NCAA signed a seven-year contract with CBS television for $1 billion plus. Kansas’ Bob Frederick had a hand in the deal. Major sports institutions will pocket $80 million from the latest pact.
ANDREW LUTZ
May 13, 1995
Services for Andrew Francis Lutz, 91, Olpe, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church here with the Rev. Mark Mertes officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Lutz died Thursday, May 11, 1995, at Emporia Rehabilitation Center.
LHS GIRLS WIN LEAGUE TRACK TITLE
May 13, 1995
Lawrence High track coach Jerry Skakal expected his girls team to make a run at Leavenworth at Friday’s Sunflower League meet. Heck, the LHS girls ran and jumped by the Class 6A defending state champion to win the league crown. The Lions compiled 108 points, 23 better than Leavenworth.
MURDERER ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE
May 13, 1995
Six area inmates are up for state parole hearings next month. A former Topeka resident who has been imprisoned since 1975 for a robbery and slaying at a former Lawrence nightclub is one of six state prison inmates convicted in local courts who will be considered for parole in June.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 13, 1995
Dismissals Donna Lynn McCullough and baby boy, Lawrence. Betty (June) Poeverlein, Eudora. Jerri Demaranville and baby boy, Linwood.
SOUND OFF
May 13, 1995
Why do gasoline prices always end in nine-tenths of a cent? Why not round it off? When did that practice start? Credit an early version of what is now called “marketing strategy.”
KU RAIN PLANS
May 13, 1995
Knock on wood. Kansas University commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon should roll down the hill according to plan, judging by the forecast from the National Weather Service.
SHOOTING CHARGES
May 13, 1995
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with the attempted second-degree murder of a Lawrence motorist. Prosecutors are alleging that Michael E. Vick, 1908 E. 19th, attempted to kill the 25-year-old man early Friday morning by shooting at the car the man was driving near 25th and Louisiana. The police report indicates that the alleged victim did not know either Vick or the 16-year-old Lawrence boy who was in the vehicle with him.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 13, 1995
Condition reports * Peter A. Anderson, 57, Lawrence, was released Friday from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he was treated for injuries suffered Sunday in a two-vehicle accident at 25th Street and Ridge Court.
AGING ADVOCATES BEMOAN PROPOSED PROGRAM CUTS
May 13, 1995
Cutting Medicare and Medicaid is the wrong way to balance the budget, speakers said Friday.
S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
May 13, 1995
About 150 students, friends, family members, professors and administrators attended a recognition reception Friday for international students at Kansas University.
DISTRICT COURT
May 13, 1995
Criminal charges filed * A preliminary hearing is scheduled June 12 in Douglas County District Court for Tina A. Warner, 22, 101 Mich. Warner was charged earlier this week with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell marijuana, violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act, sale of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Warner was arrested April 28 after a 30-day investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.
FERNANDEZ GRAD PROFILE
May 13, 1995
A soon-to-be Kansas University graduate and a Lenexa student swap countries — for a while.
LIFE IN THE ER
May 13, 1995
It can be busy, it can be mellow. Just don’t use the S, Q or D words.
EX-FOOTBALL PLAYER TURNS TO VOLUNTEERING
May 13, 1995
Steve Douglas, who will graduate Sunday from Kansas University, has paid tribute to his role models by working to become one himself.
KU GRAD TO TAKE TO THE SKIES
May 13, 1995
A Kansas University graduate could be the first female pilot from KU to fly carrier-based Navy fighters on combat missions.
POET STORY
May 13, 1995
An African-American poet brought a message of hope Friday to Lawrence High School.
KANSAS CLOBBERS ORU
May 13, 1995
A week and a half layoff appears to have worked wonders for Kansas’ baseball team. The Jayhawks, who, because of final exams, hadn’t played a game in 10 days, looked sharp in a 7-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday night at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
SOUND OFF
May 13, 1995
What do the fire and health departments think of the peanut shells on the floor at Barbwire’s Steakhouse? And don’t the shells make the area inaccessible to people with disabilities? Neither the Lawrence Fire Department nor the Kansas Department of Health and Environment expressed concerns about peanut shells on the floor of Barbwire’s Steakhouse, 2412 Iowa.