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SOUND OFF
May 20, 1995
How does the Postal Service decide on illustrations for postage stamps? Who selects the subjects and what are the criteria? To be commemorated on a stamp, postal card or stamped envelope, a person must have widespread national appeal and must have been dead at least 10 years. The exception to the latter is U.S. presidents.
HASKELL REGENTS
May 20, 1995
raise student fees Friday’s graduates of Haskell Indian Nations University couldn’t have timed their departures any better as far as their pocketbooks are concerned.
SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM KICKS OFF
May 20, 1995
A Lawrence legislator hopes a state program will help curtail juvenile crime.
S WIFE OK AFTER SURGERY
May 20, 1995
Gretchen Budig, wife of former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig, underwent successful abdominal surgery Friday in Princeton, N.J. “It went well. They removed a gall bladder,” Gene Budig said Friday night. “We’re hoping that she will be out in a couple of days.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 20, 1995
Injury accidents * Gaye Nicholson, 43, suffered injuries in a four-car chain reaction accident that occurred about 5:20 p.m. Friday on the southbound Kansas River Bridge, Lawrence police said late Friday. Nicholson was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was treated but not admitted, a hospital representative said. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said Nicholson was in a line of cars that were stopped on the bridge waiting for a traffic light when a car driven by Joseph Subelka, 33, collided into the rear of her car. Nicholson’s car then collided with the car in front of her, driven by Mary O’Malley, 58, whose car collided with the car in front of her, driven by Thomas Hoover, 38. Subelka was cited for inattentive driving. Address information on the drivers was not available Friday night, Warren said.
LEWIS F. WATSON
May 20, 1995
Services for Lewis F. Watson, 84, Rock Creek, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nellis Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Meriden Masonic Lodge No. 236 at the Meriden Cemetery. Mr. Watson died Thursday, May 18, 1995, at the Village Villa Retirement Center in Nortonville.
SOUND OFF
May 20, 1995
Does Kansas have a “Megan’s law,” which requires child molesters to register with the local police department. If not, how can an individual get the process started on passing such a law? According to a representative in the Douglas County district attorney’s office, Kansas has a sexual offender registration law on its books. People who are convicted of sexually abusing either a child or an adult must register with the sheriff of the county in which they live.
KUMC HEART WOES
May 20, 1995
Steps were taken Friday by Kansas University officials to begin an investigation into recent allegations made about the heart transplant program at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. KU’s hospital governance council met Friday and appointed a committee to conduct a peer review of the medical center’s heart transplant program.
JOHNSON COUNTY
May 20, 1995
decreases mill levy A new budget adopted by Johnson County Community College trustees decreases the school’s mill levy.
DEPUTIES SERVE WARRANT FOR FATAL MARCH ACCIDENT
May 20, 1995
A Kansas City, Kan., man faces an involuntary manslaughter charge for a March 29 traffic accident in which the son of former Douglas County Sheriff Rex Johnson was killed. Robert G. Cernech, 38, was arrested Friday morning by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant charging him with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, transporting an open container of alcohol, driving left of center and a seat belt violation. He faces a June 12 court appearance on the charges.
ARCHIE WELCH
May 20, 1995
Services for Archie Welch, 86, Lawrence, are pending at Newcomer-Diffenderfer Funeral Home, Topeka. He was cremated. Mr. Welch died Thursday, May 18, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
May 20, 1995
Why did the university have inexperienced people in Haworth Hall … looking for a bomb? I heard they were Facilities Operations employees who had no experience with explosives. Kansas University police were in charge of the search, said police Sgt. Rose Rozmiarek, but had Facilities Operations personnel and other employees who normally work in the building helping them identify various packages and items.
COUNTY MAY CANCEL KAC MEMBERSHIP
May 20, 1995
Association memberships will come under increased scrutiny as Douglas County’s 1996 budget is drafted.
DEMOLITION LOOMS FOR FRATERNITY HOUSE
May 20, 1995
The city commission may decide the fate of a former fraternity house.
MABEE HALL
May 20, 1995
A historic building at Baker University will be rededicated today.
SATURDAY COLUMN
May 20, 1995
What are the best measuring sticks to determine the excellence of a university? Some might say the quality of the faculty. Others might use the academic excellence of the student body. And there would be those who might say the excellence of the library and research facilities is a vital element in a superior university. It’s likely all of these factors, plus many others, such as the level of fiscal support of the school, combine to make up the mosaic of an outstanding university.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 20, 1995
Dismissals Shaunna Renea Lahman and baby boy, Eudora.
REPORT OUTLINES CHAOS IN RUSSIA
May 20, 1995
A bizarre figure running around in the Kremlin is indicative of serious problems within Boris Yeltsin’s administration, a KU scholar says.
MAYER COLUMN
May 20, 1995
The past fall’s reunion of Kansas footballers from the J.V. Sikes coaching era (1948-53) drew well. Since more than 40 years had passed since Sikes had his last team here, all the guys who returned were in their 60s. That’s a period in life where athletes who might not have been quite as close to their alma mater begin to consider ways to be more so.
DISTRICT COURT
May 20, 1995
Criminal case proceedings * Five Lawrence men waived their preliminary hearings earlier this week on charges alleging they burglarized an East Lawrence residence in January and stole firearms and a gun safe valued at more than $25,000. Dale E. Sleeper, 19, Larry D. Housworth Jr., 24, and Charles N. Mooney Jr., 24, all of 1523 Lindenwood; James L. Simpson, 29, 1512 E. 15th, and David J. Mooney, 38, address not listed, each are charged with single counts of burglary and felony theft. All except David Mooney are to appear back in court June 1 for arraignment and trial setting. David Mooney’s arraignment and trial setting is scheduled May 30.
COMMISSIONERS REJECT
May 20, 1995
DeSoto annexation Johnson County commissioners have rejected an annexation attempt by the city of DeSoto.