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September 8, 1995
School board members had an opportunity Thursday to see education in action.
TO MALL
September 8, 1995
To the editor: Well finally after months of behind-the-scenes meetings, the Winters, the Chamber of Commerce and the Memphis developers have gone public with their plan to “mall” the 700 block of New Hampshire Street. Here we go again! Another plan to “save” downtown Lawrence. Although not mentioned in the Journal-World article, it is public knowledge that this Memphis developer builds only strip malls, does not “do” residential buildings and leases the space to national outlets. What this means to both the neighborhood I live in and small businesses in downtown should be obvious. Say hello to Barnes & Noble, The Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Eddie Bauer and other “big” stores and say goodbye to The Raven, Adventure, Terra Nova, Britches Corner, The Buckle, Sunflower and other small stores that are locally owned. Not to mention more traffic, less green space, more part-time underpaid teen-agers and a swell place for upscale shoppers to send dollars to out-of-town corporations and no new housing. Now factor in a new jail at 11th and Rhode Island and a new mall at Seventh and New Hampshire. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or traffic engineer to see that New Hampshire will become crowded and people will start using Rhode Island as an alternate route. That is certainly not good news to the homeowners, children, bike riders and others who live on Rhode Island Street is it? And thank God the so-called Eastern Parkway, which was designed to bring thousands of cars and trucks to Seventh and New Hampshire is a dead barrel of pork.
KU GRID SUSPENSIONS
September 8, 1995
Starting running back L.T. Levine and No. 2 tight end Hosea Friday have been suspended and won’t travel with the Kansas football team to Dallas today. Coach Glen Mason announced Thursday that Levine and Friday violated team policy and were levied one-game suspensions. Mason declined to elaborate.
ORR STILL FUNNY IN RETIREMENT
September 8, 1995
It’s too late for Johnny Orr to revive his college basketball coaching career. At 68, the former Iowa State and Michigan coach, who now runs a restaurant in Ames, spends a lot of time golfing and shuffling around the country doing what he does best — speaking.
OFFICER LOSES FINGER IN JUVENILE JAIL INCIDENT
September 8, 1995
A 15-year-old Lawrence youth remained in detention Thursday following an incident in which a correctional officer at the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center was injured. The tip of Curtis Spencer’s little finger on his right hand was severed Wednesday morning when it was caught in a door that the youth had kicked shut, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s report.
EARL GENE WHITMORE
September 8, 1995
Graveside services for Earl Gene Whitmore, 65, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Osage City Cemetery. Mr. Whitmore died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
VICK DENIED NEW TRIAL
September 8, 1995
A Douglas County judge has denied a request for a new trial filed by a man who was convicted last month of attempted second-degree murder and other charges. Defense attorney Ben Wood argued Michael Vick deserved a new trial because of inappropriate comments made by Assistant District Atty. Dan Dunbar during his closing argument at the trial.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1995
Why is the city not filling 8- to 12-inch potholes in relatively new pavement? This is true on Kasold and Iowa and other thoroughfares in the city. City crews are working on repairs to potholes at Sixth Street and Kasold Drive, where water beneath the road is causing persistent asphalt failure. Drainage improvements should prevent further problems there, said George Williams, the city’s director of public works.
KU LECTURE SERIES HIGHLIGHTS RUSSIAUKRAINE
September 8, 1995
Three talks on Russia and Ukraine have been scheduled in the next three weeks at Kansas University as part of a brown bag lecture series. The talks are scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Blake Hall. Bruce Menning, KU adjunct professor of history and instructor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, will speak on “Soviet War Planning: 1924-39” on Tuesday.
WITH HELP, DOGS BUST OUT OF PEN
September 8, 1995
It was as cool and calculated as any jail break. The only difference was that the “inmates” being sprung were canines.
GORDON L. SCHLEIFER
September 8, 1995
Schleifer services Services for Gordon L. Schleifer, 68, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
CABLE CONTRACT TRANSFER RAISES IRE IN OSKALOOSA
September 8, 1995
A company hoping to replace Oskaloosa’s current cable TV provider went before city council members Thursday.
PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVERS CHEESED BY 23RD STREET
September 8, 1995
Pizza delivery drivers find several streets in town worth avoiding.
SECOND SUIT FILED AGAINST CLUB
September 8, 1995
The owner of Lawrence’s clothing-optional club is facing eviction again. It’s the second time the property owners, Plaza Properties Ltd., have tried to force NiteOwls owner Jeff Wallace off the premises at 804 W. 24th. A lawsuit was filed last month claiming the tenant owned $2,000 in rent.
MINNIE BELLE PALMER
September 8, 1995
Memorial services for Minnie Belle Palmer, 63, Topeka, will be at 3 p.m. today at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Internment is pending. Mrs. Palmer died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
TERRY LEE GOOD
September 8, 1995
Services for Terry Lee Good, 42, Wellsville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Chapel in Wellsville. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Good died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, at his home.
LAWRENCE IN DENIAL ON GANGS
September 8, 1995
Denise Cabanas is a mother with a mission. Though no one in Lawrence wants to admit it, Cabanas says, the city has a gang problem, and she’s determined to stop it before it gets out of control. That’s why she organized a local meeting of Mothers Against Gang And Gun Violence 5, a Wichita group aimed at curbing violence and educating parents.
CORRECTION
September 8, 1995
Because of a reporter’s error, Robert Trepinski’s title was incorrect in Thursday’s Journal-World. Trepinski is Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s vice president and chief operating officer.
ON THE HUNT
September 8, 1995
About 100 businesses and several KU graduate schools participated in the fair, which was sponsored by the business school’s placement office.
JAIL COSTS COULD SURPASS BUDGET
September 8, 1995
Cost considerations will have a bearing on the Douglas County Jail’s design.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1995
Out where the new high school is under construction, part of the sidewalk on the north side of Sixth Street was torn out. A lot of people use that for bicycling and walking. When might they be able to pour something back in there? Construction designs for the intersection of Sixth and Champion Drive, which leads to the construction site for Free State High School, have been turned over to the project’s contractor, said Mark Logan, project engineer for Landplan Engineering.
S BUFFALO BILL DAYS STARTS SATURDAY
September 8, 1995
One of Leavenworth’s most famous residents will be honored during a seven-day festival beginning Saturday. Buffalo Bill Days will kick off with an aircraft display at 10 a.m., followed by a kite-flying festival from noon to 5:30 p.m.
ROCK CHALK THEME ANNOUNCED
September 8, 1995
Kansas University students began brainstorming Thursday night after learning the theme for the 1996 Rock Chalk Revue. An advisory board announced the theme “Behind Closed Doors” for the annual campuswide philanthropy event during a meeting in Smith Auditorium. Directors from participating dormitories, sororities and fraternities attended. After the announcement, many of the groups had special meetings to begin preparing for the show.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 8, 1995
Dismissals Cheryl Chambers, Burlington; Windy Black and baby boy, Lawrence; Kamari Logan and baby girl, Lawrence.
THE CHIEF JUSTICE
September 8, 1995
Is seniority the best way to choose the chief justice for the Kansas Supreme Court? Last week, Kay McFarland took over as chief justice of this state’s highest court. McFarland moved into the bench’s senior position following the retirement of Chief Justice Richard Holmes.
LHS NOTES
September 8, 1995
Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy refers to Olathe North’s versatile offense as “Dial-A-Play.” Purdy should know. Last season, the Eagles rang up 315 total yards and 42 points last year against Lawrence in a 42-25 O-North romp that snapped a 35-game LHS winning streak.
EDWARD J. PRIJATEL
September 8, 1995
Services for Edward J. Prijatel Sr., Pueblo, 83, will be announced later. Mr. Prijatel died Aug. 29, 1995, at a Pueblo hospital.
TRAFFIC BOARD WILL CONSIDER PARKING REMOVAL
September 8, 1995
BLOTTER
September 8, 1995
Law enforcement report Police reports
FOSTER CHILD MAKES AMENDS WITH PAST
September 8, 1995
Cast away 20 years ago, Donald Loudermilk returned home to Arkansas last month to see his mother.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1995
Was Mickey Mantle’s newly implanted liver passed on to somebody else? No. Mantle died of liver cancer, and organs are not harvested from people who had cancer.
HORSE FASCINATION LEADS TO STATE FAIR COMPETITION
September 8, 1995
Kate Smering is riding high in the saddle these days.
THEY WANT YOUR GRIPES
September 8, 1995
The chancellor’s Campuswide Task Force on Administrative and Re-engineering is asking all members of the university community to suggest ways to make Kansas University more efficient, cost effective and user-friendly.
ARCHITECTS RELEASE JAIL PLANS
September 8, 1995
The Jail DesignCommittee was presented Thursday with design options for the new Douglas County Jail.
KU NOTES
September 8, 1995
Dorian Brew, the self-appointed leader of the Kansas University football team’s defensive secondary, expects to have a little chat with its newest starter tonight. When the Jayhawks sit down at their Dallas hotel tonight to discuss strategy for Saturday’s meeting with North Texas, Brew will make a point of saving some special words for true freshman Freddie Hammonds, who will make his first career start Saturday. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at Texas Stadium.
SOUND OFF
September 8, 1995
When will the sidewalk project on Trail Road west of Kasold Drive be completed? Are there plans for sidewalks on Trail between Lawrence Avenue and Frontier? Construction of the sidewalks began Wednesday and should be completed by the end of the month, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
ARMED ROBBER HOLDS UP STORE
September 8, 1995
Lawrence police were searching late Thursday night for a man who reportedly robbed an Asian food store at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Thursday. Police were called to the Shin Asian Supermarket, 2449 Iowa, after a man reportedly entered the business, told the owners he had a gun and demanded money.