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VICTORY OVER SM EAST
September 19, 1995
How can a football team win despite losing four fumbles in the first half and producing just 74 yards in total offense in the second half? “I have to give all the credit to the defense,” Lawrence High senior quarterback-defenisve back J.D. Loudabarger said on Monday, three days after the Lions survived a 12-10 scare from winless Shawnee Mission East. “They stepped it up and won that game for us.”
NEW OFFICERS
September 19, 1995
On Wednesday, a consultant hired by the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board will answer questions about his report.
HEADQUARTERS OFFERS 24-HOUR SERVICE TO THOSE NEEDING HELP
September 19, 1995
Any time, day or night, 365 days a year, people in Douglas County who need someone to talk to or who need information about community resources can count on Headquarters to be there. Headquarters Counseling Center is open around the clock and has been since 1969.
S MURPHY HALL
September 19, 1995
Marching band members at KU says construction of a new practice space would be music to their ears.
BLOTTER
September 19, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SOUND OFF
September 19, 1995
What is the debt for USD 497 and the city of Lawrence? As of Jan. 1, the city’s total debt was $33.7 million, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
ROAD REQUEST SPLITS COUNTY COMMISIONERS
September 19, 1995
County subdivision regulations are due for review, Douglas County commissioners say.
NORMA LEA BISHOP
September 19, 1995
Private family services are planned for Norma Lea Bishop, 67, Lawrence. Mrs. Bishop died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, at her home.
MASTER PLAN MAPS OUT KU
September 19, 1995
KU’s planning coordinator hopes a consensus can be reached by the end of the semester on some ideas in a draft of KU’s master plan.
SOUND OFF
September 19, 1995
Why isn’t the city paving 18th Street from Maple Lane to Harper? There are huge holes in the street. It’s already done.
TO THE DRUMS
September 19, 1995
The Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lied Center, on Kansas University’s West Campus. A “talk-back” session with the dancers will follow the performance.
LOCAL RUNNERS WILSON, HEITZMAN BIDING THEIR TIME
September 19, 1995
Dick Wilson is getting older. So is Paul Heitzman. They don’t mind. In fact, they like the idea.
MARGARET DINKLER
September 19, 1995
Services for Margaret Dinkler, 95, Emporia, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Emporia. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Brookville. Mrs. Dinkler died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1995, at the Emporia Rehabilitation Center.
PERCEPTION OF KU FOOTBALL ON RISE
September 19, 1995
In the span of one week, the perception of Kansas University’s football team has made a dramatic about-face. After struggling against lightly regarded opponents in the first two weeks of the season, the Jayhawks handily defeated defending Southwest Conference co-champion Texas Christian University last Thursday, 38-20, on national TV.
VIRGINIA DUNBAR YAGER
September 19, 1995
Services for Virginia Dunbar Yager, 76, Hutchinson, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elliot Mortuary in Hutchinson with the Rev. Luanne Haddaway officiating. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Mrs. Yager died Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995, at Hutchinson Hospital.
WELLSVILLE SCHOOL BOARD REQUESTS BUS BARN STUDY
September 19, 1995
Members of the Wellsville school board Monday night directed staff members to determine the cost of constructing a bus barn on 40 acres the district owns in the northwestern portion of the city. In addition, board members want the staff to explore the feasibility of turning half of Wellsville Elementary School’s multipurpose room into two classrooms to handle increased demands for space for special education programs and a computer lab. Preliminary costs estimates have shown that would cost no more than $20,000.
OSAGE CITY MAN GIVEN SENTENCE
September 19, 1995
An Osage City man was assigned Monday to five years in the Douglas County Community Corrections Program for an alcohol-related crash last March that killed a Douglas County man. Troy L. Treinen, 24, was first sentenced to 34 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections for his conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, said Martin Miller, assistant Douglas County district attorney. District Judge Paula Martin then assigned Treinen to the community corrections program after he has served 30 days in the Douglas County Jail.
BENEFITS
September 19, 1995
In a special meeting Monday night, the Tonganoxie school board voted 5-0 to continue payment of health insurance benefits to teachers in the same manner as in the last several years. But the board discussed the possibility of changing the policy during teacher negotiations in the spring.
SELLS
September 19, 1995
Graveside services for Harold Robert “Hal” Sells, 78, Las Vegas, were held Aug. 24, 1995, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. Mr. Sells died Friday, Aug. 18, 1995, at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
CAMP-OUT ACCIDENT BRINGS NEW POLICY
September 19, 1995
A broken ankle leads to promises of a dry fraternity camp-out next year for Beta Theta Pi.
CORRECTION
September 19, 1995
Because of an editor’s error, Sandra Sanders’ status in the Kansas Teacher of the Year competition was incorrect in Monday’s Journal-World. Sanders was selected as one of the two semi-finalists named for the annual Teacher of the Year competition.
KU MULLS CHANGES FOR WEST CAMPUS
September 19, 1995
Kansas University’s West Campus would be a different place if all the recommendations and ideas in drafts of KU’s master plan and transportation plan were to become a reality. The drafts contain maps of where new roads, buildings, bike paths and a “major campus entry” could be built.
LECOMPTON COUNCIL OKS ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY
September 19, 1995
A Lecompton couple’s long wait for annexation ended Monday. City council members approved, on a 3-0 vote, an ordinance annexing 2.4 acres of property owned by Mark and Yvonne Tunstall.
IN OT VICTORY
September 19, 1995
Chiefs’ fans appeared to have mixed emotions about Sunday’s 23-17 overtime win over the Oakland Raiders. Boos filled the stadium during the first three quarters as the Chiefs’ offense failed to muster even 100 yards in digging a 17-7 hole.
GRAVES TO VISIT LAWRENCEBALDWIN
September 19, 1995
Kansas Gov. Bill Graves will christen a new nursing facility and speak at Baker University during a visit to Douglas County on Thursday. The governor’s first stop will be in Baldwin, 15 miles south of Lawrence, to speak at Baker’s convocation. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Rice Auditorium and will be followed by a brief news conference.
DECISION LOOMS ON HAZING INCIDENT
September 19, 1995
Kansas University’s actions in response to a hazing incident at the Delta Chi fraternity won’t be known until later in the week, but the fraternity’s president said Monday night it likely won’t include expelling Delta Chi from campus. David Ambler, vice chancellor for student affairs, will issue a statement after reviewing the recommendations of staff members who met with local representatives and a national fraternity representative on Monday night, said Bill Nelson, coordinator of greek programs at KU.
SLT TO FORCE TRAFFIC OFF COUNTY ROAD 13
September 19, 1995
It’s detour time on the South Lawrence Trafficway construction project. Kansas Department of Transportation officials will open the new trafficway interchange bridge on U.S. Highway 40, which has been built at the intersection of Douglas County Road 13, at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
ECKAN SCHEDULES COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
September 19, 1995
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 946 N.H. Other distribution times and locations:
ANONYMOUS TIP PAYS OFF FOR KU CALLER
September 19, 1995
Crime Stoppers has issued a $100 award to a caller who provided information that resulted in a misdemeanor charge being filed against a university employee. The caller gave police information on July 28 about thefts from contribution boxes at KU’s Museum of Anthropology. The alleged thefts had not been noticed before the call was received.
SOUND OFF
September 19, 1995
Lawrence police officers have signed a new contract giving them 3 percent pay increases, higher life insurance coverage, higher longevity pay, higher sick leave accumulation, physical fitness evaluations and full dental coverage. Does this mean that all other city employees should expect to receive the same benefit increases? If not, why? Beginning Jan. 1, 1996, all city employees will receive the same benefit increases as police in the following categories: wage adjustment (general wage increase), sick leave, longevity pay and dental coverage.
BLOTTER
September 19, 1995
* Two-vehicle accident, 7:35 a.m. Monday, county roads 850 East and 458. * Two-vehicle accident, 9:04 a.m. Monday, Seventh and New Jersey, Baldwin, no transport.
CROP INSURANCE DEADLINE APPROACHES
September 19, 1995
The sales closing date for crop insurance is quickly approaching, the Douglas County Farm Service Agency has announced. Sept. 30 will be the closing date for wheat, nursery crops and winter barley, said Johnathon Alley, county executive director of the agency.
BALDWIN SECURES PARKING LOT LEASE
September 19, 1995
People in New York City would be envious of it — parking rights for 15 years for $15, and not just for one space but a whole lot. The Baldwin City Council on Monday night approved a lease with the local Masonic lodge for the use of land adjacent to the Masons’ building. The lodge is located near city hall.
BAARS
September 19, 1995
Private family services are planned for Neva “Jane” Baars, 65, Lawrence. Mrs. Baars died Monday, Sept. 18, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 19, 1995
Dismissals Amber Butler, Lawrence.