Archive for Friday, October 20, 1995

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LIONS TO TAKE ON 0-7 TOPEKA WEST
October 20, 1995
The statistics were staggering. Lawrence High’s football team rushed for 575 yards on 40 plays and had five touchdown runs of 45 yards or more in last year’s 45-12 romp of Topeka West.
UNITED WAY EXTENDS CAMPAIGN
October 20, 1995
United Way of Douglas County organizers on Thursday were reminded why it might not be a good idea to hold a campaign victory party while several businesses still are holding drives. “In an ideal world, all of the campaigns would be over today,” said 1995-96 drive chair Larissa Johns. “Unfortunately, we planned for an ideal world.”
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1995
How would a person go about making an anonymous donation to an organization that may or may not be tax-exempt? I’d rather not send cash through the mail, and a personal check is out of the question. One could purchase cashier’s checks, available at banks and savings and loans, which name only the recipient.
BROTHERS ENTER PLEAS IN SHOOTING
October 20, 1995
The juvenile court equivalent of sentencing has been set for two brothers who entered pleas Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting. Ian I. Mastel, 16, and Benjamin F. Mastel, 15, were among nine teen-agers implicated in the Sept. 24 fatal shooting of Stephanie Perez, 14.
LOU ANN THOMAS AND MICHAEL DEKKER
October 20, 1995
Students observing local government received a first-hand look at threats to their peers and the First Amendment at the city council meeting Thursday night. The police chief here told a group of high school students to “expect problems” and said that they could be cited for an illegal public gathering if found in groups of more than five.
MISS AMERICA TOUTS PROGRAM TO 900 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
October 20, 1995
“Learning is earning,” Miss America Shawntel Smith told a local high school audience.
LANGDON MAKES PLEA IN CHILD ABUSE CASE
October 20, 1995
A judge heard Thursday how a Lawrence infant was abused by her baby sitter.
BETTY L. HICKS
October 20, 1995
Services for Betty L. Hicks, 76, Raytown, Mo., are pending at Earp and Sons Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Hicks died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, at her home.
GOP PLATFORM CAUCUSES
October 20, 1995
Baldwin
GROUP ASKS FOR LEADS IN SCOUT CANOE THEFT
October 20, 1995
A local Boy Scout troop recently learned a hard lesson of life — sometimes people don’t respect other people’s property. Now, Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County is hoping the public can help the Scouts get their property back.
DON M. BRADLEY
October 20, 1995
Services for Don M. Bradley, 66, Leawood, will be at 1 p.m. today at Blue Mound Methodist Church in Blue Mound. Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound. Mr. Bradley died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at Truman Medical Center.
DAS OFFICE WILL LOSE ATTORNEYS
October 20, 1995
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will lose 15 years of prosecuting experience in local courts later this month. Deputy Dist. Atty. Frank Diehl and Assistant Dist. Atty. Gayle Larkin will leave the prosecutor’s office Oct. 27.
APPRAISERS SNAPPING PICTURES FOR ANNUAL COUNTY APPRAISAL
October 20, 1995
Douglas County residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see members of the county appraiser’s staff photographing their homes and other real estate. County Appraiser Marion Johnson said his staff will be taking photographs of residential and commercial property as part of the annual appraisal. The effort should be wrapped up by next Friday, he said.
BLOTTER
October 20, 1995
Police reports * A 22-year-old Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police she was raped between June 1 and June 15 in the 2000 block of Inverness. The police report indicates the alleged incident or incidents involved a boyfriend. The woman made the report Monday. Police made the report public Thursday night.
ALFRED E. HOWARD
October 20, 1995
Howard services Services for Alfred E. Howard, 79, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. William Dulin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
KANSAS STILL SEEKING RESPECT
October 20, 1995
Kansas University’s football team has ridden a no-respect theme to a 6-0 start and No. 7 national ranking. This week, the Jayhawks had to look long and hard for an underdog angle against Oklahoma.
FAYETTEVILLE PREP STAR BRADFORD TO VISIT KU
October 20, 1995
Not everybody who grows up in Fayetteville, Ark., wants to play basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. “Nicky let it be known early he wanted to go out of state,” Fayetteville High basketball coach Barry Gebhart said of Nick Bradford, a 6-6, 180-pound forward who will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas this weekend.
SCHOOLS SLATE OPEN HOUSE
October 20, 1995
The Lawrence school district is holding an open house Sunday to show off renovations at Lawrence High, Central Junior High and Wakarusa Valley schools, and to introduce the new Southwest Junior High School building, which opened in August. The schools will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with brief ceremonies planned at each school at the following times:
SEARCH FOR RAPISTS AND SOLUTIONS
October 20, 1995
A task force on violence against women at Haskell Indian Nations University on Thursday began devising strategies to combat campus violence, including:
34TH STREET STILL WAITING ON STOPLIGHT
October 20, 1995
The planning commission has put off a decision on an issue that has a lot of groups seeing red.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1995
If you’re getting a divorce, does it have to be filed in the same county in which you were married? No, according to Shelley Bock, a Lawrence attorney who practices family and general law.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 20, 1995
Births Mr. and Mrs. James Leonard, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
S GLENN - 1 HOME, 2 STARS
October 20, 1995
The Miami Herald Mary Henley didn’t hesitate. Her son June asked if he could invite a friend to stay overnight. Of course, she said. His friends were always welcome.
MCGRATH WAITS HIS TURN AT KU
October 20, 1995
There’s a logjam at point guard at Kansas this year. The Jayhawks have perhaps the country’s best college basketball floor leader in junior Jacque Vaughn. He’s backed by senior Calvin Rayford, who missed all of last season recovering from knee surgery.
BLOTTER
October 20, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1995
Why does Lawrence Memorial Hospital continue running commercials featuring Tom Campbell? I thought he quit the hospital. Campbell, a nurse and the director of surgical services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, submitted his resignation in July. However, he has agreed to stay on until his replacement is hired, which may take several more months, Janice Early-Weas, hospital spokeswoman, said. The hospital is conducting a national search to find a replacement. Early-Weas said the television commercials featuring Campbell will continue to run as long as he is an employee of the hospital.
SOUND OFF
October 20, 1995
I recently saw the movie “Crimson Tide.” Are submarine commanders really allowed to bring dogs aboard their subs? A spokesman for the Department of the Navy gave a quick response: “A definitive no!”
MASSACRE HAUNTS ANCESTOR
October 20, 1995
Feelings about the bloodiest day in Lawrence history run 130 years deep.
NEIGHBORS WANT MORE JAIL INPUT
October 20, 1995
County officials say they’re not likely to reconsider the site for the new Douglas County jail.
STATE BOARD MAY BE FORCED TO SLASH FEES TO ATTORNEYS
October 20, 1995
A state legal defense board will decide today how to cut 1.5 percent of its budget.
HISTORY COULD THREATEN FUTURE OF JAIL
October 20, 1995
City commissioners fear designating South Park as a historic project would make the jail project more difficult.
CORRECTION
October 20, 1995
Because of an editor’s error, David Jess was incorrectly identified in a photograph on Wednesday’s business page in the Journal-World. David Jess and Trish Jess were the two business owners in the photograph.