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KU YOUNG DEMOCRATS MEET FOR TEAM-BUILDING
September 13, 1995
Richard Orr of Rich Resources will conduct a team-building workshop for members of KU Young Democrats at 7 p.m. today at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries Building, 1204 Oread. The meeting will focus on developing committees and increasing participation. Students interested in increasing their political involvement and campus participation are welcome.
RANDALL WELCOMES BUDGET DIFFERENCE
September 13, 1995
It would be oversimplifying to say that money talked so Bobby Randall walked. But it also wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Randall, Kansas University’s new baseball coach, cited several reasons for leaving Iowa State, the only school he has ever coached. Family, lingering ill will from the ISU brass, Kansas’ athletic tradition and KU’s commitment to baseball all played a part.
NO-CONTEST PLEA ENTERED IN FATALITY ACCIDENT CASE
September 13, 1995
A Lawrence man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a March car-train accident in which his girlfriend died. Vernon C. Smith, 52, 1925 R.I., had been scheduled to stand trial today on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a felony, and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the March 13 accident in which Clara Patterson died. Instead, Smith came to court a day early and entered a plea to amended charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular homicide.
MCLOUTH TRACTOR PULL EXPECTING 100 VEHICLES
September 13, 1995
The atmosphere of this quiet town 15 miles north of Lawrence will be shattered on Saturday night. More than 100 vehicles, some packing more than 4,000 horsepower, are expected to roar across Steam Engine Park during the eighth annual Mid-States Fall Finals Truck and Tractor Pull.
ON PROJECT
September 13, 1995
Douglas County Engineer Frank Hempen says he needs to be in the loop when townships plan to spend $10,000 or more on road projects and equipment purchases. Hempen raised the issue Tuesday night to the Wakarusa Township Board, which had solicited bids on a $60,000 chip-and-seal project to improve roads in subdivisions south of Lawrence.
TOPEKA FIRM OPENS BRANCH
September 13, 1995
Summers, Spencer& Cavanaugh CPAs recently started a two-person office on the west edge of Lawrence.
BANQUET HONORS 14 AREA TEACHERS
September 13, 1995
Two educators from the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Lawrence, will be named Sunday night as finalists for the state Teacher of the Year award. Fourteen teachers are nominees for the 3rd District honor. The lone Douglas County nominee is Sandra Sanders, a longtime sixth-grade teacher at Cordley School.
STUDENTS BREATHE LIFE, LOOT INTO DOWNTOWN
September 13, 1995
Returning students are a boon to local merchants.
EX-LAWRENCE BUSINESSMAN GETS 1-YEAR SENTENCE
September 13, 1995
A local judge rejected an argument that Steven J. Schwartz should be granted probation.
SOUND OFF
September 13, 1995
How can Eudora build a complete high school for $5 million, but in Lawrence it takes $12 million to build a recreation center? Eudora High School, which opened this month, actually cost $6 million. It includes space for 260 students, a 1,700-seat gym, 425-seat auditorium, large-scale kitchen, library, and parking for more than 200 cars.
RALPH B. FREED
September 13, 1995
Service for Ralph B. Freed, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Freed died Monday, Sept. 11, 1995, at his home.
NITEOWLS STRIPS 3 CLOTHING-OPTIONAL NIGHTS
September 13, 1995
People will no longer be able to take off their clothes — except Saturdays and with a partner of the opposite sex — at NiteOwls.
POOL BIDS DELAYED
September 13, 1995
Bid openings for renovating the Municipal Pool — an estimated $2.43 million project — were delayed one week by city officials, who realized only one company could have finished by Tuesday’s deadline.
GUT FEELING BROUGHT RUNNER TO KU
September 13, 1995
Colleen McClimon grew up in Madison, Wis., home of the Wisconsin Badgers. “I lived a block from campus,” said McClimon, KU’s No. 1 cross country runner heading into Saturday’s Jayhawk Invitational at Rim Rock Farm.
NEXT
September 13, 1995
Mayor Bob Moody hopes to name someone to fill the remaining two years of Sidney Garrett’s seat on the LMH board by Sept. 30, when she steps down.
FROGS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO KU REMATCH
September 13, 1995
Despite coach Glen Mason’s efforts to get his Kansas University football team to treat Texas Christian like just another opponent, some of the Jayhawks can’t help themselves. “This is the game we most looked forward to when two-a-days started,” KU junior center Jim Stiebel said.
SOUND OFF
September 13, 1995
It was in the newspaper that the Lawrence Holidome is for sale. Who is buying it? Servico Hotels and Resorts of West Palm Beach, Fla., is buying the Lawrence Holidome, as well as the Holiday Inn in Manhattan. Servico owns 52 hotels, mostly in the southeastern United States. About 25 to 30 of those hotels are Holiday Inns.
KU STUDENTS TRY POWER OF THE INK
September 13, 1995
Although few students showed up Tuesday night for a letter-writing campaign to Congress, an organizer said he was confident students would have an effect on proposed cuts in student aid. “I think we can make an impact, not only locally, but on the national level,” said Jay Schaefer, a graduate student in sociology.
JAYHAWK SOARS FOR QUAIL UNLIMITED
September 13, 1995
Mel Deutsch, Lawrence, recently received top awards for the Jayhawk Chapter of Quail Unlimited at the Seventh Annual QU National Convention at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. At the Chapter Awards Ceremony during the National Convention, the top chapters from across the country were recognized for their superior performances and accomplishments.
MARGARET R. COOK
September 13, 1995
Memorial services for Margaret R. Cook, 93, Lawrence, will be held at a later date in Michigan. Mrs. Cook died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CITY PUTS HOLD ON PLAN FOR E. LAWRENCE PROJECT
September 13, 1995
A proposal to build a new craftsman’s shop and retail area in East Lawrence moved to the back burner Tuesday night, after Lawrence city commissioners told neighbors and developers to work out a compromise. The proposal calls for a 4,800-square-foot building at the northeast corner of Ninth and Connecticut streets — currently home to the River City Smokehouse and a residence.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA TO BE DEMOLISHED
September 13, 1995
Demolition of the first black fraternity house west of the Mississippi River is now weeks away.
CARDINAL VISITS CATHOLIC CENTER
September 13, 1995
A Vatican representative called Tuesday for Catholic educators at public universities to teach ethical behavior.
BLIMP TO HOVER OVER CITY FOR GAME
September 13, 1995
No, it’s not an oversized weather balloon. That giant blue, yellow and white sack that will be hovering over Lawrence this afternoon is the Blockbuster blimp, and it is making its way to Memorial Stadium for Thursday night’s Kansas-Texas Christian football game.
DORIS M. BEAL
September 13, 1995
Services for Doris M. Beal, 85, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dengel & Son Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Henry officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Beal died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
BLOTTER
September 13, 1995
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
OVERBROOK TO HOLD SANTA FE TRAIL FESTIVAL
September 13, 1995
Overbrook residents will celebrate the past Saturday during the Santa Fe Trail Festival. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Overbrook Fairgrounds, features a long list of demonstrations, enactments and historical presentations.
CORRECTION
September 13, 1995
Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Monday’s Journal-World incorrectly quoted State Rep. Troy Findley, D-Lawrence. Findley said U.S. House budget cuts to higher education would amount to $321 million in cuts for Kansas.
STUDENTS ADVANCE IN MERIT PROGRAM
September 13, 1995
Seventeen area high school students continue in the hunt for a National Merit Scholarship.
TEXAS DEFENSE IMPRESSES MASON
September 13, 1995
Texas Christian. Max Knake. Andre Davis. ‘Nuff said? Not quite. While TCU’s high-powered football offense — fueled by Knake, its quarterback, and Davis, its do-everything running back — is stealing the limelight, it’s easy to overlook the Horned Frogs’ defense.
T OVERLOOK TEXAS
September 13, 1995
How big is the Kansas football team’s game Thursday night against Texas Christian at home on ESPN? Depends on whom you ask.
CITY BRIEFS
September 13, 1995
City officials seek `bicycle-friendly’ label
NOD
September 13, 1995
National recognition may soon be coming to the Oskaloosa school district. Supt. Jim White said Tuesday that the district had been contacted by Money magazine, which is compiling a list of the nation’s top 200 school districts.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 13, 1995
Admissions Devon Masqua, Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
September 13, 1995
Whatever happened to Calder Pickett’s Monday column? After a brief respite, Calder Pickett’s weekly column will resume next week on a different day and in a new location, said Bill Snead, Journal-World deputy editor. The retired Kansas University journalism professor’s column will resume this Sunday on the Senior Page.
BLOTTER
September 13, 1995
Law enforcement report Police reports
THELMA MARIE WIGGLESWORTH
September 13, 1995
Graveside services for Thelma Marie Wigglesworth, 85, Durango, Colo., will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. Mrs. Wigglesworth died Sunday, Sept. 10, 1995, at her home.