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SOUND OFF
October 4, 1995
Why don’t police ever tow cars from Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, 17th and Tennessee? They sometimes ticket them, but they don’t tow them. The cars parked illegally pose a real hazard for people who are driving east. Without knowing the specifics of the incident, Sgt. Rick Nickell said it would be difficult to answer this question.
JURY SELECTION STARTS
October 4, 1995
in Ottawa shooting trial Ottawa — Jury selection will begin this morning in the trial of a rural Ottawa man who is charged with shooting a Lawrence teen-ager in the neck in June.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 4, 1995
Police reports * A 34-year-old Lawrence woman was listed in good condition Tuesday in an intensive care unit at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., with injuries she suffered Monday in an apparent beating. A police report indicates that the woman suffered facial injuries when she was battered between noon and 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Rhode Island. The incident was reported to police by a passerby who noticed the woman in an alley east of Rhode Island Street. The report indicates the woman told police that “nothing happened.” She was first taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and then transferred to the Kansas City facility.
CLARIFICATION
October 4, 1995
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World that said Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s e-mail address was incorrectly listed in the new KU telephone directory did not indicate that mail to the incorrect address will automatically be forwarded to the correct e-mail box. Hemenway’s address is rhemenway
E. LAWRENCE SHOP
October 4, 1995
plans denied A proposal to build a craftsman’s shop and retail area in East Lawrence fell off the table Tuesday night, after Lawrence city commissioners said they had too many concerns and no one to address them.
O.J. VERDICT INTERRUPTS PRESS SESSION
October 4, 1995
Some things are more important than football press conferences. And so it was as Marty Schottenheimer’s weekly session ground to a halt Tuesday at Arrowhead Stadium when Schottenheimer, Kansas City’s coach, and about 30 media members turned their attention to the two TV sets in the Chiefs’ press lounge.
GOVERNMENT AWARDS CONTRACT TO BUILD HASKELL DORMITORY
October 4, 1995
Construction and renovation projects at Haskell can begin as soon as plans, contractors and officials are ready.
FEY KOLUM
October 4, 1995
Maybe KU should try new ideas I’ve seen what the KU marketing department and spirit squads are trying to do. At football games, the cheerleaders have tried different cheers, possibly in an attempt to start new Jayhawk traditions.
LOCAL OJ QUOTES
October 4, 1995
“I was surprised. Coming back with a verdict in three hours was surprise enough. There was enough evidence out there and there was certainly enough to convict. “As a prosecutor, you give them what you have, and that’s all you can do. It’s not a wrestling match or a football game.
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1995
When will the new park in the Prairie Park neighborhood be completed? Prairie Park’s neighborhood park — complete with a new shelter, bathrooms, playground equipment and lighted basketball and tennis courts — should be completed sometime late this winter or early next spring, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
T MEAN END OF DEBATE
October 4, 1995
The verdict is in, but that hasn’t stopped the debate on the O.J. Simpson trial.
TOPEKA MAN FACES ROBBERY CHARGE
October 4, 1995
A Topeka man who is charged with robbing a local gas station at knifepoint last month remained Tuesday in the Shawnee County Jail awaiting prosecution on unrelated charges. Floyd L. White III was arrested by Topeka police about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after he fled on foot when a car in which he was a passenger was stopped by police in central Topeka.
JOHN A. WATSON
October 4, 1995
Services for John A. Watson, 63, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Capt. George Windham officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Watson died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at his home.
WARM WEATHER COLD SALES
October 4, 1995
When it’s warm outside, it’s hard to get excited about shopping for winter clothes.
ROAD MAINTENANCE BY COUNTY APPEALS TO SOME RESIDENTS
October 4, 1995
Proponents of a unified county road maintenance system answer their critics.
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1995
Will the school district sponsor an informal community open house to unveil the completed renovations at Lawrence High School this November? “Absolutely,” said Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools. “We’re counting on it. As soon as LHS is finished, we’ll have an open house for the entire community. At the same time, we’re planning to invite the public to tour Southwest Junior High School, Wakarusa Valley School’s new addition and Central Junior High School’s renovated building.”
SOUND OFF
October 4, 1995
What recourse does a person have when the hospital has made a mistake and you have to deal with their computer system out of state? If you think there’s a mistake with your bill from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, you don’t have to deal with anyone from the hospital’s bill collection firm in Columbia, Mo. Instead, you can call Paul Weaver, director of patient accounts at LMH, 749-6121.
SEWER RATES
October 4, 1995
Proposed sewer improvements trigger a need for higher utility rates.
SUSPECT CAN BE TRIED AS ADULT
October 4, 1995
A teen-ager accused of murdering an Ottawa girl has been convicted as an adult in a previous case, court records show, and therefore can be tried as an adult in Franklin County. Shawnee County District Court records show that Nathan Earwood, 16, was convicted as an adult earlier this year on a felony count of criminal damage to property. Under Kansas law, juveniles who have compiled adult records may be tried as adults after committing future crimes.
VERDICT SURPRISES, COMES AS NOT SURPRISE TO OTHERS
October 4, 1995
Surprise, elation and — in some cases — disgust, greeted the O.J. Simpson verdict Tuesday at several local bars where noontime patrons watched the verdict.
MERIT PAY
October 4, 1995
The merit pay system for Douglas County personnel will come up for revision tonight when county commissioners consider a proposal for making more employees eligible for performance-based raises. Currently, a department head may award 60 percent of employees with bonuses up to 5 percent, said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug. Even if the supervisor gives strong evaluations to more than 60 percent of employees, no more merit increases may be awarded.
KU PAY CHANGES
October 4, 1995
KU faculty and students will see changes in their paycheck distribution and health insurance premiums beginning in December.
HEMENWAY TALK ON DIVERSITY
October 4, 1995
Terms such as diversity, multiculturalism and affirmative action have become too politicized, Kansas University’s chancellor says.
KU CUTS
October 4, 1995
Kansas University faculty on Tuesday scoffed at the notion that plans to cut seven academic departments would have any significant impact on administrative bloat. Members of the Senate Executive Committee expressed skepticism about plans to cut or consolidate four departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, two in the School of Education and one in the School of Engineering in 1996-97.
MARY MARGUERITE BRIEN
October 4, 1995
Graveside services for Mary Marguerite Brien, 94, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, with the Rev. Harold Wolfe officiating. Mrs. Brien died Monday, Oct. 2, 1995, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
BAKER HONORS SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL COACH
October 4, 1995
The man who led Baker University football teams to 10 playoffs in 14 years will take his spot in the Baker Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Induction of former coach Charlie Richard into the hall of fame will cap a week of homecoming activities at the four-year liberal arts college.
CITY WILL STUDY 23RD AND MASS.
October 4, 1995
City officials will stake out Lawrence’s most accident-prone intersection this week, looking for ways to increase safety without sacrificing private property. During their meeting Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners instructed staffers to drive colored stakes into the ground surrounding the intersection of 23rd and Massachusetts streets.
LAWRENCE CLUB HITS CENTURY ANNIVERSARY
October 4, 1995
Carolyn Berneking says low pressure and a change of pace are the keys to an organization’s survival over a century. “We don’t put the pressure on them … we enjoy each other and go to the different homes to meet,” said Berneking, a member of the Twentieth Century Club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary with a luncheon Tuesday at Alvamar Country Club.
MCLOUTH CITY BRIEF
October 4, 1995
The McLouth City Council is trashing patience with people who won’t clean up their yards. The council on Tuesday night adopted a cost guideline that will be charged to owners of yards cleaned by the city.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
October 4, 1995
* A 1994 red Chrysler Lebaron valued on a police report at $17,000 was taken between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday from Jim Ellena automobile dealership, 2112 W. 29th.
LINWOOD CITY COUNCIL
October 4, 1995
Finding your way around in Linwood may someday be easier thanks to a suggestion Tuesday by a city council member here. John Wood recommended that the city replace the old, wooden signs that identify its streets.