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LHS TENNIS STATE-BOUND
May 16, 1995
Pack the hat, coach. Lawrence High’s No. 1 singles player Tyler Epp and its No. 1 doubles team of Matt Heffner and Chris Werholtz won their respective divisions at Monday’s Class 6A regional at Lawrence Tennis Center to qualify for state in Topeka this weekend.
S NEW PARK CLOSE TO PERFECT
May 16, 1995
There’s a lot to like about Coors Field. The beer is cold but pricey, the ball is good and, judging from the fact that I saw 10 home runs in two games, it’s appropriate that the Rockies’ mascot is named Dinger. I do have a problem with the Rockies fans, though. Oh, they support their team — witness the 45,000 who turned out last Wednesday for a night game with the Giants or the 45,000 who showed up the next day for a businessman’s special.
KU ARCHITECT RETIRING
May 16, 1995
KU’s dean of capital programs will retire this summer after 27 years of service.
HALF FIND SUCCESS APPEALING APPRAISALS
May 16, 1995
Property valuation appeal hearings will continue through June, county officials say.
ROBERT M. NYE
May 16, 1995
Services for Robert “Rob” M. Nye, 23, Leawood, will be at 11 a.m. June 24 at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Nye died Sunday, May 14, 1995, at his residence in Lawrence.
KU CHEERLEADERS GOING TO TAIWAN
May 16, 1995
Kansas University’s cheerleading squad will enjoy a trip overseas as a “reward” for this year’s national championship.
SOUND OFF
May 16, 1995
Why does KPL include the $4 service charge on a regular bill when that bill has been estimated? “That’s a good question,” said Michel Philipp, spokeswoman for Western Resources in Topeka, the parent company of KPL.
TORNADO DETECTED IN BALDWIN AREA
May 16, 1995
Baldwin residents got a scare this morning when the year’s first tornado for Douglas County was posted. Jim Murray, Douglas County Emergency Preparedness assistant coordinator, said authorities sounded tornado sirens at 3:22 a.m. today after the National Weather Service in Topeka detected a tornado on radar.
LEAVENWORTH POLICE CAPTURE ESCAPEE
May 16, 1995
An escapee from Osawatomie Correctional Facility was captured early today in western Leavenworth County after being shot at by a Leavenworth police officer, authorities said. Leavenworth Police Chief Lee Doehring said state corrections officials issued a bulletin about the escape about 10:45 p.m. Monday. The bulletin provided a description of the escapee, David Davis, and said Davis was traveling in a stolen pickup truck.
HASKELL GRADUATION CELEBRATION BEGINS WITH GROUND BREAKING
May 16, 1995
On Thursday, the university will begin building a new residence hall.
HASKELL COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE
May 16, 1995
Here is the schedule of events for Haskell Indian Nations University Commencement: Wednesday
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 16, 1995
Kansas University Police reports * A 21-year-old female Kansas University student has reported to police that she allegedly was raped April 20 by a 27-year-old man in McCollum Hall. The alleged suspect, who is not a KU student, is the victim’s former boyfriend. The woman filed the report with police Friday. At the same time, she filed other reports indicating that the suspect battered her four times between April 7 and May 2, and that on April 14 he threatened to kill her. KU police have not interviewed the alleged suspect. Reports on all the incidents have been forwarded to the district attorney’s office for review.
FLORENCE E. SCHWARTZBURG
May 16, 1995
Services for Florence E. Schwartzburg, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Chapel with the Rev. Hollis Bredeweg officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Winchester Memorial Cemetery in Winchester, Wis. Mrs. Schwartzburg died Sunday, May 14, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FIRE CALLS
May 16, 1995
Lawrence firefighters: * Washed away an antifreeze spill at 10:22 a.m. Monday at North Iowa and McDonald Road.
BERTHA MAE RICHARDSON
May 16, 1995
Services for Bertha Mae Richardson, 91, Modesto, Calif., will be Wednesday at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel here. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. May 27 in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, Kan. Mrs. Richardson died Friday, May 12, 1995, at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, Calif.
PARKING WOES MAY MEAN END OF PLAN
May 16, 1995
A downtown parking crunch could put the squeeze on a proposed $2.43 million renovation of the Municipal Pool. City Manager Mike Wildgen, attending a public meeting to discuss the project Monday night, said there were no easy solutions to parking problems downtown.
KU TO RELEASE TRANSIT REPORT
May 16, 1995
Officials in Kansas University’s office of capital programs in about 30 days will release recommendations and alternatives to solving some of KU’s transportation problems. University Architect Allen Wiechert said a report, compiled in part from a transportation consultant hired by KU, will be distributed for campus discussion in about a month.
TACHA POWERS LHS GOLF TO SECOND AT REGIONAL
May 16, 1995
Regionals served as redemption for Lawrence and Dave Tacha. Tacha led the Lions to a second-place finish at a Class 6A golf regional Monday at Lake Shawnee. The senior fired a season-best 73, which earned Tacha the second-place medal.
ARTS TOUTED AT LUNCHEON
May 16, 1995
Neglect the arts, and one could be neglecting the quality of life in the community. The arts add a vibrant spark to cultural life and spur economic development, said Peter Thompson, dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, during a Lawrence Rotary Club luncheon Monday at the Lawrence Holidome.
ADMISSIONS
May 16, 1995
Erma Hawkins, Lawrence; Jack Cunningham, Lawrence. Dismissals
ELECTRONIC TOLL SYSTEM TO SPEED UP TRAFFIC FLOW
May 16, 1995
Work was being finished last week for the new electronic toll system on the East Lawrence turnpike exit.
CHARLES D. PUGH
May 16, 1995
Graveside services for Charles D. Pugh, 83, Clovis, N.M., were held May 9 at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens here with Thomas P. Jones officiating. Mr. Pugh died Saturday, May 6, 1995, at Plains Medical Hospital in Clovis.
ROTC GRADS COMMISSIONED
May 16, 1995
The 1995 ROTC class at Kansas University solemnly swore Monday to discharge their duties as the newest officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
POOL PLANNERS ADDRESS CONCERNS
May 16, 1995
“We’re working on a very tight timeline,” said Ernie Shaw, project manager for renovating the Municipal Pool.
OPTION TO DIVIDE LHS RESURFACES AT FORUM
May 16, 1995
A one-issue school board campaign leads to a public forum to discuss whether Lawrence should have one or two high schools.
S RAYFORD SHEDS KNEE BRACE
May 16, 1995
Kansas basketball notebook … Calvin Rayford, who had knee surgery last summer and red-shirted while undergoing rehab last season, has been cleared to play without a knee brace, KU trainer Mark Cairns reported Monday.
S FIELD OF DREAMS (AND THE MAN WHO DREAMED IT)
May 16, 1995
If Brad Schrock had followed his plotted course, he would be mending bodies now, not designing buildings. The drawings on his downtown office wall would be from Gray’s Anatomy, not sketches and paintings of baseball stadiums from around the country.
WOHLFORTH SERVICES
May 16, 1995
Services for Carl Daniel Wohlforth, 80, Basehor, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Chapel here. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mr. Wohlforth died Saturday, May 13, 1995, at his home.
PUBLIC WILL GET ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION 2020 DRAFT
May 16, 1995
Copies of the city’s new long-range transportation plan are expected to be ready for the public this week.