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BETTER READING, MATH SKILLS TARGET OF QPA
May 27, 1995
QPA, which will be completely phased into local schools in 1999, uses tests to measure higher-order thinking skills.
MAYER COLUMN
May 27, 1995
The velvet has been ripped off Missouri’s notorious Antlers. The jock-shockers have been suspended from operating in the Tiger basketball and football venues for at least a year. The time had come to take this gang to the woodshed. It’s to the credit of the MU administration that it finally got its fill of the problems these muckers created. Chances are somebody will apply for reinstatement in a year, but you can bet there will be firm guidelines before there is any parole.
KHP ACCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS
May 27, 1995
KHP troopers rely on bits of evidence, precise measurements and computers to answer questions about accidents on Kansas roads and highways.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 27, 1995
Condition reports * Jeremy S. Williamson, 22, 2200 Harper, and Beth A. Moore, 19, 825 Ohio, were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a two-car accident Thursday morning at 14th and Massachusetts. A police report indicates Williamson was northbound on Massachusetts making a left turn onto 14th when his car was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Moore.
HOT-RODDER EARNS RIDE THROUGH SCHOOL
May 27, 1995
A Lawrence boy has found a love of drag racing at an early age.
REBEL FLAG A FORM OF EXPRESSION FOR SOME LHS STUDENTS, THEY SAY
May 27, 1995
But other students at LHS don’t see eye-to-eye with those who take pride in displaying the Confederate flag.
SOME REMAINED UNCONVINCED OF QPA DESPITE EARLY SUCCESSES
May 27, 1995
Lawrence schools have been successful at Quality Performance Accreditation, but a board member remains convinced that QPA is bunk.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
Is there a city ordinance against people working on their cars after midnight? No, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector.
KU LIBRARY HOUSES RIGHT-WING COLLECTION
May 27, 1995
KU’s collection of extremist literature contains scores of publications from right-wing groups, a focus of the news after the Oklahoma City bombing.
STATEWIDE RUN RAISES FUNDS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
May 27, 1995
Local law officers see the Law Enforcement Torch Run as a good way to help others in the community.
S JOB MARKET LOOKS GOOD FOR TEENS
May 27, 1995
Kansas University’s loss is a teen-age worker’s gain. As KU bids adieu to some 9,000 of its degree-seeking students, Lawrence teens are ready to fill the employment void, said Mike O’Donnell, director of KU’s Small Business Development Center.
LAMAR R. SIMMONS
May 27, 1995
Services for Lamar Randell Simmons, 78, Overbrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church here with the Rev. Richard Hicks officiating. Inurnment will follow in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Simmons died Thursday, May 25, 1995, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1917, at Dombey, Okla., the daughter of Jacob and Levena Randell Miller Stebens. She attended schools in Adams, Okla., and graduated from Adams High School in 1935.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 27, 1995
Dismissals Tamara Williams and baby girl, Perry; Yanghee Kim and baby girl, Lawrence; Kristin Lininger and baby boy, Topeka; Jannel Munk and baby boy, Lawrence; Stephanie Wilson and baby girl, Lawrence; Marie Mack, Topeka.
ROAD WORK TO SNAG N. LAWRENCE
May 27, 1995
Lyon Street looks like the best detour for North Lawrence neighborhood traffic beginning Tuesday.
ON-LINE SERVICE POPS UP IN UNLIKELY LOCALE
May 27, 1995
A Topeka man has put Lecompton on the cyberspace map.
DISTRICT COURT
May 27, 1995
Criminal case proceedings * A 21-year-old man, Steven E. Foglesong, 1623 W. Third, has entered an 18-month diversion agreement on a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Under terms of the agreement, Foglesong is to complete 100 hours of community service work, pay $3,988 restitution and $593 in court costs and fees. If he completes all terms of the agreement, prosecutors will dismiss the charge. Foglesong was charged in connection with an August 1993 armed robbery of an assistant manager at Sonic Drive In, 3201 W. Sixth.
JOSEPH A. RICHARDS
May 27, 1995
Military graveside services for Joseph August Richards, 70, rural Fort Scott, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott. Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fort Scott will conduct the services. Mr. Richards, a former Lawrence resident, died Friday, May 26, 1995, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, at Lawton, Okla., the son of Edward and Minnie Rogers Richards.
RENNER SERVICES
May 27, 1995
Services for Florence M. Watts Renner, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eudora Assembly of God Church in Eudora with the Rev. Glenn Weld officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Renner died Wednesday, May 24, 1995, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
What will the city use the two old fire station buildings for after they relocate? No decision has been made on what will be done with the buildings because no decision has been made on whether the existing stations will be relocated, Fire Chief Jim McSwain said.
DONALD W. HENRY
May 27, 1995
Memorial services for Donald W. Henry, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Henry died Friday, May 26, 1995, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. He was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Beaver Dam, Wis., the son of Joseph W. and Helen Campbell Henry.
LHS STUDENT PLACES AT NATIONAL CONTEST
May 27, 1995
Victoria Stalkfleet, a Lawrence High School senior, placed eighth in the nation at the recent Business Professionals of America conference in Nashville, Tenn., which drew more than 4,000 competitors. As one of four LHS students to qualify for the convention, Victoria competed in the category of “office specialist.” She had to demonstrate skill in drafting memos, sending electronic mail, making priorities and answering office procedure questions.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
Does Kansas have a poet laureate? Who is it? A Kansas Arts Commission representative said that although the commission awards a fellowship every year in poetry, the state does not have a poet laureate.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
What are the street boundaries of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn.? Massachusetts Street on the west, the Kansas River on the north, the Santa Fe Railway tracks on the east and 15th Street on the south, said Margene Swarts, Community Development Block Grant program manager.
JOHN W. DUNN III
May 27, 1995
Services for John W. Dunn III, 43, Houston, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Dunn died Wednesday, May 24, 1995, in San Antonio, Tex. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and had lived in Lawrence before moving to Houston. He was a superintendent for a Houston construction firm.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
Is there an ordinance against dump trucks going down Connecticut Street? Connecticut Street is one of the recommended truck delivery routes in Lawrence, said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. Because of that designation, dump trucks and other types of trucks are allowed to travel on that road if they are making local deliveries.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
Do any of the female police officers ride motorcycles as part of their duties? No female officers currently are assigned to the Lawrence Police Department’s motorcycle patrol, Sgt. Rick Nickell said.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
At the intersection of 15th Street and Crestline Drive, it’s very bumpy to cross 15th Street. Will that ever be fixed? “We are going to overlay 15th Street, from Iowa to Kasold, sometime this summer,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “I don’t know what bumps they’re talking about, but we are going to overlay it, so there will be a new, smooth surface.”
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1995
Why is Lawrence Athletic Club allowed to have customers park on the grass beyond its paved parking area? Is this in violation of its site plan? The club is not permitted to allow customers to park on the grass beyond its paved parking area, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. And no, it’s not a violation of the club’s site plan.