Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 1995

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TONGIE FOOTBALL HOPES TO EXTEND SIZZ TONIGHT
October 31, 1995
After suffering through famine, Tonganoxie High’s football team now is enjoying the feast. The Chieftains will play at Basehor-Linwood at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Class 4A bi-districts. Tonganoxie are 7-2. The Chieftains were 3-6 in 1994 following a 0-9 season in ‘93.
TEEN FACES SENTENCING IN SHOOTING
October 31, 1995
A 17-year-old Ottawa youth faces sentencing Dec. 11 on charges stemming from the fatal shooting last month of 14-year-old Stephanie Perez. During a court hearing Monday, Toby W. Surber pleaded guilty to amended charges of attempted aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Each of the charges carries a possible prison term ranging from 11 to 13 months.
WEATHER LEAVES RIVER HIGH AND DRY
October 31, 1995
Lack of rain since the spring has the Kansas River showing a lot of shore.
RAIN BRINGS MORE HELP THAN HARM
October 31, 1995
Clouds that brought cold, wet weather into the area on Monday weren’t without a silver lining, agriculture specialists said. “Well, it’s going to stop harvest for right now. But a lot of people are done; I suspect most in our area,” said Sylvester Nyhart, Leavenworth County agriculture extension agent. “And the wheat really needed some moisture.”
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOPE TO SIMPLIFY DRAFT
October 31, 1995
County commissioners will no longer sit on the sidelines of the skirmish over rural development policy.
LILLIAN A. MEYER
October 31, 1995
Services for Lillian A. Meyer, 94, Basehor, will be at 11 a.m. today, at Basehor United Methodist Church, with the Rev. R. Winifred Munson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor. Mrs. Meyer died Saturday, Oct. 28, 1995, at her home.
STUDENTS RECEIVE ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
October 31, 1995
Lawrence High students have been named commended students in the National Merit program.
MASON MUM ON BOWLS
October 31, 1995
Kansas University football coach Glen Mason doesn’t want to talk about the bowl picture for the No. 11 Jayhawks. Everybody else, it seems, does.
LHS HOPES TO KICK WOES
October 31, 1995
Lawrence High’s football team has been defective kicking off and covering returns for most of the season. In Friday’s 27-6 victory over Topeka High, the Lions allowed the Trojans to return five kickoffs for an average of 29.6 yards.
LECOMPTON HIRES ARCHITECTURAL FIRM
October 31, 1995
The Lecompton city council on Monday hired an Overland Park architectural firm to design renovation plans for the former Lecompton high school. Pettijohn-Kinney Architects and Interiors won council approval from among three firms, mayor Jeff Goodrick said. They will be paid up to $25,000 for the design.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1995
The school beacon light at Steven Drive and Wellington Road in the Sunset Hill attendance area flashes at the normal dismissal time of 3:30 p.m. every day, even on Tuesdays, when students are released at 1:45 p.m. for early dismissal. What can be done about this safety issue? City crews will change the timings at that location by the end of November, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. Special time clocks must be ordered to reflect the change.
KU SWIMMERS ONROLL
October 31, 1995
Gary Kempf’s 20th season at Kansas University could be his best. “I’d say we have the ability to be as good as we have ever been,” Kempf, KU’s men’s and women’s swim coach said. “To do that, we need a couple more to decide they need to be studs.”
VIRGINIA FRANCES FREEMAN
October 31, 1995
Services for Virginia Frances Freeman, 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. James A.M.E. Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Ed Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Freeman died Monday, Oct. 30, 1995, at Colonial Manor.
EUDORA STARTS SUBDIVISION PROCESS
October 31, 1995
City council members got the ball rolling Monday on a proposed subdivision that would add 51 homes to the city. The council unanimously approved a request from Eudora resident Richard Campbell to start the process for an island annexation of 32.93 acres south of Eudora.
ACCIDENT INJURES 3
October 31, 1995
A one-vehicle, roll-over accident in southwestern Douglas County sent three people to area hospitals Sunday evening. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday at County Road 850 E and Douglas County Road 458, said Sgt. David Brown of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
MELVIN LEROY BRACKEN SR.
October 31, 1995
Graveside services for Melvin Leroy Bracken Sr., 70, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Buster Cemetery northeast of Perry, with the Rev. Dean Schmitt officiating. Mr. Bracken died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 31, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported *An electric generator, a power saw, bolt cutters and padlocks, which together were valued at $2,840, were taken in a burglary that occurred between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday from a storage shed in the 1200 block of East 23rd Street, Lawrence police reported.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 31, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A hammer, cordless drill and other items valued on a police report at $1,950 were taken from a vehicle between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2600 block of Kensington, Lawrence police reported.
EDNA MARGARET ROFFINO
October 31, 1995
Services for Edna Margaret Roffino, 84, Tonganoxie, will be held today at St. Blaise Catholic Church in Maryland Heights, Mo. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis. Mrs. Roffino died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1995
There’s a business on 23rd Street that has shrubbery that blocks motorists’ view as they try to pull out. What can be done about it? That depends on where it is.
S BOWL PROSPECTS ROSY BUT MUDDLED
October 31, 1995
Confused about the college football bowl picture? Get in line. Kansas has three games remaining, and KU officials don’t have the foggiest idea where they’re headed, assuming the Jayhawks don’t stub their toes down the stretch.
STADIUM THEATER HIGHLIGHT OF HALL
October 31, 1995
It is called the Stadium Theater, and it is unquestionably the centerpiece of the two-month-old College Football Hall of Fame. Seventeen projectors — 11 slide and six film — and a mega-decibel sound system put you, as the brochure trumpets, “… in the center of a hard-hitting college football game, from the energy of pre-game festivities through the excitement of the victory celebration.”
TRAIL OF BEERS
October 31, 1995
In his 59 hours of freedom, Chad Beers was fleeing from more than the authorities.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 31, 1995
Births Matt and Angie Sutter, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
HALLOWEEN TRANSPOSES TO FALL FESTIVAL AT SCHOOLS
October 31, 1995
Because of objections from some parents, Halloween is taking on a different look at several local schools.
CAUTION URGED FOR HALLOWEEN CREATURES
October 31, 1995
Hitting the streets for Halloween? The police have a few tips for keeping things safe.
MASON MUM ON BOWLS
October 31, 1995
Glen Mason knew before the season started that Kansas University’s football team would play its two natural rivals — Kansas State and Missouri — in consecutive weeks. And Mason, KU’s coach, doesn’t like it any better know than when he first heard the news.
FRAUDULENT INVESTOR GETS MAXIMUM
October 31, 1995
A former securities and investment broker in Ottawa is headed to prison.
S WELL AT THE COLLEGE HALL
October 31, 1995
Some people in South Bend obviously don’t know Bernie Kish was once director of ticket operations at Kansas. Not many, though. “After the Colorado game,” Kish said the other day, “I must have had 15 phone calls from people congratulating me.”
FEELINGS MIXED ON VOTE TALLY
October 31, 1995
Kansas University has no Canadian studies department, its libraries receive no Canadian newspapers and only 17 of the Lawrence campus’ 25,036 students call Canada home. “We don’t really have that much on Canada and after today, there may be even less,” joked Thomas Heilke, a Calgary, Alberta, native and KU assistant professor of political science.
HASKELL HANDLED IN FINALE
October 31, 1995
Penalties and turnovers proved to be Haskell’s undoing Monday night as the Indians lost their last game of the season, 13-7, against Bethany College’s junior varsity. On a drizzly, cold evening, the game seemed to typify the way the entire Indian season had gone. The Indians finished 3-6, dropping their last six games. Haskell was penalized eight times and turned the ball over three times.
AUTHOR EXPOUNDS ON BENEFITS OF READING
October 31, 1995
Nothing beats reading aloud to children, according to Jim Trelease, who spoke at the Lied Center.
FORMER POSTAL EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR THEFT
October 31, 1995
A Lawrence woman who pleaded guilty in August to a federal charge of theft by a postal employee was placed on probation Monday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum ordered Marlene L. Soliz, 3125 Creekwood Dr., to complete five years of probation and to make $17,073 restitution to 12 different credit card accounts. She also was ordered to serve 90 days of house confinement, the federal equivalent of house arrest.
EDSEL LEE FRITTS
October 31, 1995
Graveside services for Edsel Lee Fritts, 71, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. today, in Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona. Mr. Fritts died Saturday, Oct. 28, 1995, at his home in Baldwin.