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October 11, 1995
A Lin Elliott field goal beat the New York Giants. A James Hasty interception stopped the Oakland Raiders. And a Tamarick Vanover punt return put away the San Diego Chargers. Kansas City has had three different heroes in three, home overtime victories this season. Talk to the 5-1 Chiefs and you get a feeling there could be another overtime opportunist waiting in the wings for Sunday’s home battle against New England.
TWO KU FOOTBALL PLAYERS RELEASED FROM JAIL
October 11, 1995
Two Kansas University football players were released from jail on Tuesday afternoon pending further investigation of a incident involving the alleged robbery of a taxi driver. Dion Johnson and Elliott Shaffer, both freshman defensive linemen from Detroit, Mich., were arrested and jailed on Monday afternoon.
TWO JUSTICES TO VISIT KU
October 11, 1995
On April 1 — no fooling — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Bryon White plans to be at Kansas University to mingle with law students. About a week later, the KU School of Law will welcome another of the court’s justices — Clarence Thomas. A specific date for Thomas’ visit hasn’t been set.
SLT OFFICIALS
October 11, 1995
Realistically, South Lawrence Trafficway planners probably will choose one of two routes, not three.
SOUND OFF
October 11, 1995
What was Kathy Saunders’ salary prior to her promotion to major in the fire department, and what is it now? What administrative panel, either elected or appointed, approved her promotion? While working as the fire department’s management analyst, a civilian position, Kathy Saunders earned $45,610 annually. After she was promoted to the uniformed position of fire major, her salary increased to $46,059 annually. Fire Chief Jim McSwain said the promotion was approved by City Manager Mike Wildgen. The promotion did not require city commission approval.
HAZEL F. PUCKETT
October 11, 1995
Services for Hazel F. Puckett, 72, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Puckett died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at her home.
RESIDENTS FIGHT TURN LANES
October 11, 1995
More than two dozen residents along 23rd Street don’t want new turn lanes installed and have committed their thoughts to paper. Tuesday night, resident Doug Houston gave Lawrence city commissioners a petition with 25 signatures from fellow property owners opposed to city plans for reconfiguring the intersection of 23rd and Massachusetts streets.
MCLOUTH PARENTS OBJECT TO SEX ED
October 11, 1995
A month after it was last discussed before the McLouth school board, the district’s human sexuality curriculum remained a hot topic during Monday’s board meeting. Patrons raised concerns ranging from the duration of the coursework to the fact it’s being taught to coed classes.
MAYOR APPOINTS 3 TO LMH BOARD
October 11, 1995
Bob Schulte’s not a doctor, but he’s ready to serve on the hospital board. “I’ve been a patient — three kids and a hernia — so I have had pleasant experiences with the hospital,” the former mayor said Tuesday night. “I bring sort of a common person’s perspective to the board. I have an open mind about it, and I’m really looking forward to learning.”
DEMOCRATS STORY
October 11, 1995
Douglas County political activists tonight will consider a new statement of principles outlining what it means to be in the Democratic Party. All county residents are invited to a 7 p.m. meeting at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., to discuss the party’s policy document.
CITY AGREES TO PAY HALF OF HEALTH FACILITIES ESTIMATE
October 11, 1995
Three public health agencies want to expand under one roof.
PARENTS AIM FOR GANG PREVENTION
October 11, 1995
Doug Wilson’s children haven’t reached junior high school yet, but before they do, he wants to know what might be waiting there for them. Wilson was one of about 25 concerned citizens who attended a Mothers Against Gang and Gun Violence meeting Wednesday night in Lawrence. He came to learn more about gangs and how much of a problem they are here. He was also, like other people in attendance, motivated by the recent slayings of teens in Ottawa and Olathe.
SOUND OFF
October 11, 1995
What is the proper etiquette when meeting a funeral procession? How long should one wait before proceeding? How a driver responds to a funeral procession is dependent on where he or she is driving, according to Al Yost, owner of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.
SENEX QUESTIONS PLAN FOR KU PARKING GARAGE
October 11, 1995
KU governance members want to know the status of a proposed parking garage north of the Kansas Union.
PERKINS SERVICES
October 11, 1995
Services for Rhoda Alberta Perkins, 96, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Warren-McElwain Chapel, with the Rev. Noel Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Perkins died Monday, Oct. 9, 1995, at her home.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
October 11, 1995
* A socket set, screwdrivers and other items valued on a police report at $3,031 were taken between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday from a residence in the 1800 block of Missouri, police reported. * A car stereo, amplifier, equalizer and portable compact disc player valued on a police report at $1,511 were taken from a vehicle between 2 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of North Michigan.
CAN KANSAS TURN POSITIVE INTO NEGATIVE?
October 11, 1995
Kansas University’s football team eats up negative publicity. Expect the Jayhawks to go a little hungry this week. KU is fresh off a stunning 40-24 victory over then-No. 4 Colorado, a victory that catapulted the Jayhawks to a top-10 national ranking.
KANSAS PLAYING MIND GAMES
October 11, 1995
Now comes the hard part. It was easy for Kansas University’s football team, a 23-point underdog, to get psyched up to play then-No. 4 Colorado last Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 11, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Organizers of the Celebrations of Cultures told police that between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday someone stole a 10-by-10 foot red and white striped awning from Buford M. Watson Jr. Park in the 600 block of Kentucky. The awning, which was valued at $500, was rented from a Shawnee business. There are no suspects.
LHS PRODUCTION SPEAKS FROM THE HEART OF TEENS
October 11, 1995
A group of Lawrence High School students have funneled their thoughts and feelings into a script.
TRAFFICWAY ROUTE DECISION DELAYED
October 11, 1995
A preferred route for the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway won’t be selected until next year.
OPENNESS ABOUT SEXUALITY TAKES COURAGEHELP
October 11, 1995
A local woman says coming out of the closet with her sexuality was a freeing experience.
CITY SUPPORTS ANTI-RACISM RIBBONS
October 11, 1995
White lapel ribbons should signal the importance of diversity to all Lawrence residents, Mayor Bob Moody proclaimed Tuesday night. Today is “First Annual Ribbons Against Racism Day,” Mayor Bob Moody said, and as such, city residents should seek to understand the liabilities of racism and support two organizations working to deem racism as an “unacceptable practice” in today’s society.
LATE NIGHT
October 11, 1995
Roy Williams says he’ll never forget Kansas’ first basketball scrimmage of the 1988-89 season. It was his first of seven Late Night With Roy Williams festivals and the fans indeed made it memorable, he recalls.
KANSAS GETS BIG LIFT FROM CU VICTORY
October 11, 1995
Like a rooster that cock-a-doodle-doos at 2 p.m., it would be pointless for me to cluck the praises of the Kansas football team’s 40-24 dismantling of Colorado last Saturday. So how about this? Saturday’s victory was not only desperately needed by the football team, but also the entire athletic department. It is general knowledge that KU football has hit on lean times since its 8-4 record and subsequent 1993 Aloha Bowl victory, but the same could be said about KU athletics.
CORRECTION
October 11, 1995
An article in Tuesday’s Journal-World listed incorrect times for flu vaccination clinics at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th. Those clinics will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 7. For more information, call the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 843-0721.
VIRGINIA F. GARRETT
October 11, 1995
Graveside services for Virginia F. Garrett, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Garrett died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995, at her son’s home.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 11, 1995
Dismissals Darin and Daron Jacobs, Lawrence.