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Lawrence attorney sues insurance commissioner
October 26, 1995
Chris Miller says Kathleen Sebelius owes his law firm $234,000.
NEBRASKA BEATS KU IN VOLLEYBALL
October 26, 1995
Kansas University faced off against Nebraska, the No. 1-ranked volleyball team in the nation, at Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night and gave the Huskers an unexpected fight. But after battling hard for three games, the Jayhawks eventually lost 15-5, 15-9, 15-8.
KANSAS PICKED TO WIN BIG 8
October 26, 1995
Kansas is the overwhelming choice to win the last Big Eight men’s basketball championship. However, it wasn’t unanimous for the Jayhawks in the league’s annual preseason poll. Kansas received 72 first-place ballots of the 74 cast, or 97.3 percent. That’s the largest percentage of first-place votes any team has ever received in the 17 years of the poll.
SAYS U.S. CHILDREN IN JEOPARDY
October 26, 1995
Bob Keeshan bemoans the lack of political or community will to look out for children’s interests.
HEARING SET FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT
October 26, 1995
The teen-ager accused of shooting and killing 14-year-old Stephanie Perez made his first appearance in Franklin County District Court on Wednesday. During a brief hearing, District Judge Thomas Sachse set a detention hearing for 1 p.m. today for 16-year-old Nathan Earwood, accused of first-degree murder in the Sept. 24 slaying.
FORMER OFFICER CLAIMS COUNTY VIOLATED LAWS
October 26, 1995
Franklin County commissioners heard from both sides Wednesday in a claim that county officials violated open meetings laws.
RESIDENTS WORRY ABOUT HABITAT
October 26, 1995
A public hearing on a development plan for the area around Lawrence’s new high school will continue next month.
TECHNOLOGY FAIR SPARKS INTEREST
October 26, 1995
More than 30 vendors took part in KU’s third annual technology fair Wednesday.
ROBERT M. HOLMER
October 26, 1995
Services for Robert M. Holmer, 79, Wichita, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, Wichita, with the Rev. Ronald Reed officiating. Mr. Holmer died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
COMMISSION DEFERS PUGA DECISION
October 26, 1995
Planners are scheduled to hear public comment Nov. 15 on a proposal to expand the primary urban growth area outside Lawrence.
POLICE OFFICER HONORED FOR BEING HEALTHYFIT
October 26, 1995
A local police officer who makes an effort to live a healthy lifestyle and help others do the same has been recognized for her efforts. Officer Stephanie Littleton was one of five Kansans who received the Heartiest Five Award last weekend during the Kansas Governor’s Lifestyles Conference Awards Luncheon in Wichita.
KIMBRELL FOUNDATION FOOTS BILL FOR HOUSE
October 26, 1995
A charitable foundation is paying the cost of constructing a home that Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is building at 1344 N.Y. The donation is being made by the Janet and David Kimbrell Foundation, which was established by the owners of Oread Laboratories. The Kimbrells co-founded Hall-Kimbrell Environmental Services, now a division of Professional Services Inc.
REMEMBERING VICTIMS
October 26, 1995
In addition to “The Clothesline Project,” another event at city hall will honor victims of domestic violence. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, names of women killed in violent attacks by lovers, husbands, boyfriends and partners will be read in the “Remember My Name Reading.” The event will close with a candlelight vigil.
OFFICIALS MAY SPLIT REWARD
October 26, 1995
Criminal investigations continued Wednesday in two states touched by Chad Beers’ escape last weekend from an Arkansas county jail. Beers, 25, a former Lawrence resident, escaped from the Washington County Jail in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday morning by scaling a 22-foot wall surrounding the jail’s exercise yard. After the escape, he allegedly attacked an elderly Fayetteville woman and stole her car. The 1973 Ford was later wrecked.
BLOTTER
October 26, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two shotguns and other items valued on a police report at $5,616 were taken between Oct. 18 and Friday from a residence in the 3400 block of Lazybrook, Lawrence police reported Wednesday night. There was no sign of forced entry, police reported.
BLOTTER
October 26, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EDNA CAULFIELD
October 26, 1995
Services for Edna Caulfield, 98, Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Bible Chapel with Bruce Rumsey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Caulfield died Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, at Brooking Park nursing home in Chesterfield, Mo.
SUGGESTION BOX
October 26, 1995
Representatives from the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods had plenty of suggestions for city officials Wednesday. Among them:
CRIME STOPPERS CAPTURES MAN AFTER PHONE TIP
October 26, 1995
A tip to the local Crime Stoppers’ hot line resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City, Kan., man wanted for failing to appear in a local court on drug charges. Leonard M. Baker, 23, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by KCK police, said Lawrence Police Officer Victoria Moore, Crime Stoppers coordinator. Baker was arrested at the restaurant where he worked after a caller to the local Crime Stoppers tip line provided information on his whereabouts.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1995
Why does the city of Lawrence often waive school taxes for industries new to town? Short answer: “It’s an enticement to encourage industry to choose Lawrence,” Mayor Bob Moody said. “It provides jobs, provides a larger tax base — there’s any number of reasons.”
HAUNTED TRAIN READY TO LEAVE DEPOT
October 26, 1995
Terror will be back on the Midland Railway tonight through Sunday and on Halloween in Baldwin as the Haunted Halloween Train returns for a second year. What scares will you get for your fare? Ernie Griffin, director of operations for Midland Railway, says that’s up to the spirits in charge.
TOPEKA HIGH RIDING WAVE OF CONFIDENCE
October 26, 1995
A 13-point victory over Manhattan High can do wonders for a team’s confidence. Topeka High, 1-4 heading into the sixth week, turned its season around with a 27-14 victory over Manhattan in Manhattan on Oct. 6, the week before district. The Trojans, now 4-4, trounced Topeka West, 21-7, and Leavenworth, 31-6, in their first two district games to take a three-game winning streak into Friday night’s game against Lawrence.
PARENTS IN DESOTO TO RECEIVE SURVEYS
October 26, 1995
Parents of the DeSoto school district should be receiving a survey in the mail next week asking them to judge the district’s services. The DeSoto school board discussed questions on the survey at its meeting Wednesday night.
S PLAY CONCERNS SNYDER
October 26, 1995
The big question surrounding Kansas State’s football team this offseason was, who will replace Chad May? Now that the ‘Cats have found a capable replacement in Matt Miller, the question becomes, who’s going to protect him?
SEIS OPPONETS DISCUSS OPTIONS AT FORUM
October 26, 1995
Opponents of the South Lawrence Trafficway fear they face a divide-and-conquer strategy.
LHS GIRLS TRYING TO WIN STATE MEET
October 26, 1995
The LHS girls cross country team was ranked No. 1 in Class 6A and coming off victories in the Jayhawk Invitational and Seaman Invitational on successive weekends. Lydia Oelschlaeger, Cindy Smith and Keely Malone placed 1-2-3 at Seaman, and the Lions, state runner-up a year ago, were establishing themselves as the favorite for the 1995 state meet.
SIMMONS PUNTING THE HECK OUT OF THE BALL
October 26, 1995
In a season full of surprises, no Kansas football player has been more surprising than Darrin Simmons … and not just because of his startling 45-yard run off a fake punt against Oklahoma last week. On and off all season Simmons has been ranked on top — he’s No. 3 this week with a 46.12 average — of the NCAA Div. I-A punting chart.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1995
How do you get the street department in the city of Lawrence to fix something? Call the city’s street division, 832-3031, and report the problem.
EPA MEETING PRICE TAG DROPS
October 26, 1995
EPA officials cut from $506,000 to about $15,000 the amount they sought from Kansas University for mismanagement of a conference.
CORRECTION
October 26, 1995
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, the size of South Park was incorrectly reported in Wednesday’s newspaper. The park — located south of downtown, on both sides of Massachusetts Street — covers 13 acres.
POLL GIVES KU REASON TO RUN
October 26, 1995
The Big Eight cross country coaches’ poll has been interpreted as a slap in the face to Kansas. The Jayhawks, who will host Friday’s final Big Eight CC meet — the league becomes the Big 12 next year — have been tabbed to finish last on the men’s side and seventh on the women’s side.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1995
How many former Lawrence High players are playing football in the pros? For what teams? None, according to Chuck Woodling, Journal-World sports editor.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 26, 1995
Births Patricia Wakolee, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1995
Concrete was poured for a drain south of Elizabeth Court and now it’s being taken out. Why? The city’s contractor didn’t install the drain with the proper grade, said George Williams, the city’s director of public works.