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DISTRICT COURT
September 15, 1995
Criminal case proceedings * Nathaniel M. Woods, 22, Kansas City, Kan., recently was sentenced to prison and then placed in the Douglas County Community Corrections program for convictions on two drug-related charges. Court records indicate Woods was sentenced to 22 months in prison for sale of cocaine and six months for violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He was then assigned to the community corrections program, through which he is to complete a 180-day assignment at the Labette County Conservation Camp and pay court costs. Woods was arrested in April after an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit into information that he was attempting to establish a crack-selling operation in a residence in the 1200 block of Rhode Island.
LOCAL ATTORNEY SAYS FIRING WAS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS
September 15, 1995
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius fired a Lawrence attorney for allegedly purposely double-billing the state insurance department; he says that’s rubbish.
PACKRAT BRIEF
September 15, 1995
ATTENTION PACKRATS Is that groovy yellow leisure suit still hanging in your closet? Still haven’t been able to trash your favorite pair of plaid bell bottoms?
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 15, 1995
Births Lori and David Vaughn, Overland Park, a girl, Tuesday.
JAYHAWK BOULEVARD TARGETED BY PLAN
September 15, 1995
Making Jayhawk Boulevard one-way and closing it to personal, motorized vehicles is one of many recommendations in a draft of KU’s master plan.
EUDORA DISTRICT STOPS PAYMENT ON NEW SCHOOL
September 15, 1995
School officials have identified about 50 items that need to be corrected at Eudora’s new high school.
AUTHOR VISITS JUNIOR HIGHS
September 15, 1995
Ann Rinaldi, whowrites historical fiction for young adults, is in Lawrence to talk with junior high students.
KU PROFESSOR, ACADEMIC PROGRAM DESIGNER DEAD AT 58
September 15, 1995
A KU professor and scholar left a legacy of 11 books and contributions to the education of dozens of students.
SENIOR OLYMPICS NEXT MONTH
September 15, 1995
The 12th annual Kansas Senior Olympics will be Oct. 5-8 in Topeka. Events include archery, badminton, bowling, cycling, golf, a race walk, road races, swimming and track and field events. Competitors are divided into five-year age groups beginning with 50-54.
DISPUTE BREWS NEAR SCHOOL
September 15, 1995
Landowners near Free State High School are threatening a lawsuit if city officials don’t repeal access limits onto Sixth Street.
ARTS CENTER KICKS OFF FUND DRIVE FOR EXPANSION
September 15, 1995
A Lawrence loan servicing center kicks off the Lawrence Arts Center’s expansion project.
BLOTTER
September 15, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WILMA D. THOMPSON
September 15, 1995
Services for Wilma D. Thompson, 75, Tempe, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Kan. Burial will be in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, at the home in Tempe.
STATE BOARD SLATES OCTOBER PAROLE HEARINGS
September 15, 1995
A Franklin County man, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 1973, is among five prison inmates convicted of felony crimes in local and area courts who will be considered for parole in October. Stanley N. Garrett was convicted in the September 1971 stabbing death of his neighbor, Maude Richardson, 85. Garrett was sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison for Richardson’s death. He also is serving an additional prison term for convictions on unrelated charges of aggravated assault, rape and aggravated sodomy. Those charges stem from a November 1971 attack on an Ottawa couple. He currently is incarcerated in the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
LL PLEAD GUILTY
September 15, 1995
Former Lawrence resident Chad Beers told a federal magistrate on Thursday that he intended to plead guilty to a charge that he escaped in August 1994 from an Arkansas jail. Beers made the remark during his arraignment hearing in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith, Ark., said Bill Cromwell, first assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith. “At the time he made the statement, he did not (have an attorney),” Cromwell said. “One was later appointed for him.”
STUDENTS
September 15, 1995
Kansas University student representatives said Friday that Congress should not make any cuts to student financial aid programs.
RESIDENTS SHARE BUREAUCRACY WOES WITH AIDE
September 15, 1995
A representative of Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., met with Dole constituents Thursday in Wellsville.
ERNEST DAVID WRAY
September 15, 1995
Services for Ernest David Wray, 79, rural Baldwin and Rocky Mount, Va., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the German Baptist Meeting House, in the Willow Springs community south of Lawrence. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Grove. Mr. Wray died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, in Roanoke, Va.
KU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS GETS HIGH MARKS
September 15, 1995
In the first-ever ranking of undergraduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Kansas University’s School of Business ranked 30th among those at public institutions in the nation. U.S. News ranked the 50 best business schools based on a reputational survey of deans and administrators of 294 undergraduate business programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The rankings appeared in the Sept. 18 issue of U.S. News & World Report.
SARAH ELANE TRESSER
September 15, 1995
Services for Sarah Elane Tresser, 21, Leavenworth, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the West Haven Baptist Church here with the Rev. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Ms. Tresser died Thursday, Sept. 14, 1995, in a one-car accident on Leavenworth County Road 9 south of Jarbalo.
WOMAN KILLED IN ONE-CAR ACCIDENT
September 15, 1995
A 21-year-old Leavenworth woman was killed and her 15-month old son severely injured early Thursday in a one-vehicle accident on a county road six miles north of here. A spokeswoman from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department said the accident occurred about 5:15 a.m. as Sarah E. Tresser was driving north on Leavenworth County Road 9, less than a mile south of Leavenworth County Road 8. An accident report indicated that Tresser lost control of her car when a tire blew out, causing the vehicle to run off the road and overturn.
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1995
Why were Cordley School’s air conditioners sold at an auction when they could have been used at Pinckney and West Junior High? The air conditioners that came out of existing buildings were wired for 220 volts, said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent for administrative services.
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1995
Why are Lawrence parents required to pay a textbook rental fee when other districts in the area do not require one? What would have to be done to change that policy? Lawrence students are asked to pay a rental fee ranging from $17.50 in kindergarten to $35 in high school, said Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools.
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1995
Because some school-zone signs are hard to see, has the traffic safety commission or city commission considered painting on the pavement before the zone, “School Zone Ahead”? David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said he didn’t recall the city ever receiving a formal request for such markings.
SATURDAY COLUMN
September 15, 1995
What is happening, or perhaps the better question is, why are so many questionable things taking place in our country today? Various reports indicate there are more acts of violence. There seems to be far less civility among the general populace. Americans are becoming increasingly litigious. The idea of identifying many athletic events as “sports” is a joke because it is nothing but big business. Some are trying so hard to be politically correct and not offend anyone that they have come up with a new version of the Bible. Personal conduct and behavior that for years was looked upon as sinful or wrong now is being pushed as acceptable, in fact, promoted as a perfectly normal way of life. Drug abuse and excessive alcohol consumption apparently are on the rise. Various reports say a growing number of Americans see nothing seriously wrong in cheating. The president of the United States and his lieutenants are trying their best to pit one segment of our society against another, such as the young against the elderly, the rich against the poor, minority groups against the majority and others.
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1995
Does the city plan to lay new asphalt this fall on the Clinton Parkway jogging, biking and walking paths from Lawrence Avenue to Hartford, and Crossgate to Inverness on the north side, and from Lawrence Avenue to Kasold, and from Hawthorne to Crossgate on the south? The city plans to repave part of those areas this fall, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
SOUND OFF
September 15, 1995
A year ago, somebody said that Monterey Way between 14th Street and Harvard Road would be repaved. What is the current status of that project? Last year, the city did place a thin layer of asphalt on Monterey between 12th and 14th streets, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
MEYERS TO MEET WITH STUDENTS TODAY
September 15, 1995
U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Lawrence, plans to meet with Kansas University student leaders today concerning $11 billion in proposed student financial aid cuts in Congress. Kirk Walder, press secretary for the congresswoman, said Mrs. Meyers will meet with representatives of the KU Student Senate’s Student Legislative Awareness Board at 3 p.m. today at her Lawrence office, Ninth and Mississippi streets.
HASKELL DORM BID UNDER REVIEW
September 15, 1995
Federal construction officials have recommended awarding a contract to build a new residence hall at Haskell Indian Nations University. But the bid is now undergoing further review to determine whether the bidder can comply with rules about hiring American Indian subcontractors.
KU PROF HEADS BACK TO HAITI
September 15, 1995
A KU expert on Haiti leaves Saturday for his third trip to that country in two years as a U.N. adviser.
TRAFFICWAY OFFICIALS SLATE HEARING DATE
September 15, 1995
A pivotal date in the planning of the South Lawrence Trafficway has been penciled in planners’ calendars.
KU HAZING PROBE COULD BE RESOLVED SOON, OFFICIAL SAYS
September 15, 1995
The investigation of a hazing incident at a Kansas University fraternity could be wrapped up Monday night, KU’s coordinator of greek programs said. The Delta Chi fraternity, 1245 West Campus Rd., has been on interim suspension since last month, when two pledges — sophomores Adam Mues and Nate Hines — were hospitalized for dehydration during Hawk Week.
FIREFIGHTERS INVESTIGATE SAE PARKING LOT FIRE
September 15, 1995
Authorities are investigating an early-morning fire that destroyed one vehicle and damaged two others Thursday. Fire Chief Jim McSwain said investigators are interviewing people who may have information about the 2:52 a.m. fire Thursday in the parking lot of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 1301 West Campus Rd.
DIALYSIS CENTER TO OPEN IN LMH BUILDING
September 15, 1995
Years of persistent requests pay off for area dialysis patients.
VOLUNTEERS COME OUT FOR DAY OF CARING
September 15, 1995
What possibly could convince 60 Baldwin residents to crawl out of bed, put on work clothes and head out to the city lake for a little wood chopping? That’s easy, Suzanne Roberts said: the Day of Caring.
CORRECTION
September 15, 1995
Because of an editor’s errors, the dates and locations for two events were listed incorrectly in Thursday’s issue of The Mag. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Dr. Also, the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lied Center.
CLIFFORD MAKES APPEARANCE
September 15, 1995
A special guest visited first-graders Friday afternoon.
KU POLICE SAY RACIAL NOTE BOGUS
September 15, 1995
A crime reported by a Kansas University African-American student claiming he was the victim of racist note placed on his residence hall door is bogus, KU police said Thursday. The 18-year-old Kansas City, Mo., freshman reported to police that someone put a racist note on his Templin Hall door on Tuesday afternoon.
MARY L. BOCQUIN
September 15, 1995
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary L. Bocquin, 96, Eufaula, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Reading. Mrs. Bocquin died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995, at a nursing home in Eufaula.
LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOARD RETREAT
September 15, 1995
Members of the Lawrence school board will meet for six hours Monday in an effort to determine their common areas of interest. The gathering will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kansas University’s Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 15, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * Jim Clark Motors reported that between 2:30 and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, someone stole a two-door 1988 Ford Mustang valued at $6,000 from the lot at 2121 W. 29th Terr.
S-EYE VIEW
September 15, 1995
The blimp that provided aerial shots for ESPN’s coverage of the KU-TCU game was also at the 1995 Super Bowl.
BLANCHE RIESER
September 15, 1995
Graveside services for Blanche Caroline Adams Rieser, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, in Usher Cemetery in St. James, Mo. Mrs. Rieser died Thursday, Sept. 14, 1995, at Presbyterian Manor.
JEFFERSON, LECOMPTON COUNTIES WIN GRANTS
September 15, 1995
Lecompton and Jefferson County are among 50 communities and counties that were selected to receive state community development grants totaling more than $9.4 million. Lecompton will receive $255,900 for a community building, while Jefferson County will get $400,000 for a sewer project.
S CHURCH PLANS SWEETENED BY TIME CAPSULE
September 15, 1995
A time capsule has been unearthed in a church that Baker University plans to relocate to its campus.
KU TASK FORCE USES MAIL
September 15, 1995
All KU faculty and staff will be asked to submit recommendations to a chancellor’s committee looking to trim KU’s bureaucracy.