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Archive for Thursday, September 28, 1995

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JURY TO DELIBERATE ARSON CHARGE TODAY
September 28, 1995
Jury deliberations are to begin today in the trial of a Lawrence man charged with trying to torch a car in South Lawrence. Michael E. Vick, 21, is charged with conspiracy to commit arson and attempted arson in connection with a May 12 incident in the Easy Living Mobile Home Park on South Iowa.
SOUND OFF
September 28, 1995
At the city commission meeting on Tuesday, there were two rainbow flags on the wall behind city commissioners. Can you tell me what they signify? The two flags represent diversity, in recognition of next week’s City Employees Human Diversity Week, said Cynthia Colbert, chair of the city’s Human Diversity Task Force.
GIRL SCOUTS HAS CHANGED TO MEET MODERN NEEDS
September 28, 1995
Twelve-year-old Emily Petr’s eyes grew as she recalled the story of her most frightening Girl Scout camping experience. “It must have been like five inches across, and it was hairy. I screamed really loud and slammed the door, and I ran out and got a leader,” she said.
ROLE
September 28, 1995
When everything’s going well at Lawrence High’s football games, he goes unnoticed on the sideline. When someone’s hurt, Matt Comeau becomes a popular figure for the Lions. Comeau has kept busy the past couple of weeks while helping the Lions’ top two running backs — Garrett Attig and Thomas Daniels — recover from injuries sustained in the second week of the season. Both are expected to start this Friday against Shawnee Mission West.
SOUND OFF
September 28, 1995
What are the qualifications to get into Section 8 housing? Does the city mow the lawns at all of the houses? Charlotte Knoche, director of rental assistance programs for the Lawrence Housing Authority, said eligible applicants for Section 8 housing must:
FOR YOUR REVIEW
September 28, 1995
Copies of the draft Old Town East Lawrence Neighborhood Plan are available for public review at the following locations:
BOARD MEMBER SHARES VIOLENCE CONCERN
September 28, 1995
Prompted by concerns over violence among school children in neighboring areas, DeSoto School Board Member Alan Hays sent pleas to Washington to leave educational funding intact. On Wednesday, Hays sent letters to Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, who are in the midst of discussing a Senate bill that might cut more than $200 million dollars from programs that promote drug-free schools and school safety.
TAX GROUP LEADER VOICES CONCERN WITH COUNTY MILL LEVY
September 28, 1995
Representatives of a tax watchdog organization briefed county commissioners on their views.
APARTMENT PLAN APPROVED
September 28, 1995
Neighbors and a property owner have worked out disagreements about an apartment complex on West Sixth Street.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME RESUMES AT LIBRARY
September 28, 1995
Story time for preschool children will resume at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Other story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays through Dec. 22.
WELLSVILLE YOUTH ACCIDENT SHOOTS SELF
September 28, 1995
A rural Wellsville youth was treated Tuesday night and released from Olathe Medical Center after he accidentally shot himself in the leg with his brother’s black powder pistol. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said Zachary L. Good, 14, 195 E. 2075 Rd., was injured about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when the gun discharged accidentally. The sheriff’s report indicates that Good was trying to uncock the weapon when his hand slipped and it discharged.
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE GAMES
September 28, 1995
According to Jack Hammig, athletic director for all Shawnee Mission schools, this is the schedule for this week’s football games:
COURT HEARS OTTAWA SHOOTING ACCOUNT
September 28, 1995
Details of a shooting Sunday in Ottawa emerged Wednesday in Franklin County District Court.
DEMOLITION OPINIONS
September 28, 1995
City officials will accept comments concerning demolition plans for 1601 Tenn. and 1607 Tenn. through 5 p.m. Oct. 6.
BLOTTER
September 28, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
T FIT 1-3 START
September 28, 1995
The 1-3 record for Shawnee Mission West’s football team is misleading. The Vikings have lost three consecutive games since shutting out Leavenworth, 9-0, in the opener. The Vikings’ first loss was a 35-28 double-overtime setback to Olathe East. Olathe North, unbeaten and ranked first in Class 6A, pounded the Vikings, 37-7, the second week.
STILL IN ITS INFANCY, LHS CHILD CARE SHOWS PROMISE
September 28, 1995
A center at Lawrence High School provides child care for students’ children.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 28, 1995
Births Sara Stegeman, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
N.H. GOP RATINGS
September 28, 1995
Of 351 likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, 65 percent gave retired Gen. Colin Powell favorable ratings, 13 percent unfavorable and 21 percent neutral.
ALLISON COPING WITHOUT FOOTBALL
September 28, 1995
Mark Allison used to live for the games. Now he can hardly bring himself to attend them. This was supposed to be the season for Allison, one of the most decorated high school football players ever to come out of Kansas.
TENURED KU PROF ESCAPES JAIL TERM
September 28, 1995
A KU faculty member faced a judge again for stalking his former therapist.
NHRA EXPECTS RECORDS TO FALL
September 28, 1995
The National Hot Rod Association’s hype for this weekend’s Sears Craftsman Nationals makes it sound a little like Disco Demolition Night. The NHRA has good reason to think records will be shattered.