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LAWRENCE MAN CONVICTED OF ARSON
September 29, 1995
A Douglas County jury spent about 15 minutes in deliberations Thursday before finding a Lawrence man guilty of charges stemming from an attempted arson of a car last May. Michael E. Vick, 21, is to return to court Oct. 20 for sentencing on charges of conspiracy to commit arson and attempted arson. The charges stemmed from a May 12 incident when a gasoline-filled bottle was stuffed with a lighted rag and thrown at a vehicle that was parked in the 3300 block of Iowa.
JAYHAWK SHOOTOUT TARGETS 100-TEAM GOAL
September 29, 1995
Good old-fashioned street hoops are being played this weekend for a cause other than simple competition. About 75 teams have already signed up for “The Jayhawk Shootout,” a three-on-three basketball tournament to raise money for Cottonwood Inc., which provides services to area people with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.
SOUND OFF
September 29, 1995
Why doesn’t the Texaco station on 23rd Street have to close one of its driveways now, but if somebody wants to buy it and rebuild, they have to close one of the driveways? It’s not that unsafe now. Why would it be later? Anytime a site is developed or redeveloped, it must be brought up to city standards, said Fred Sherman, the city’s transportation planner. If a site’s use, layout or buildings do not change, the city does not have a “hammer” to prompt closing of a driveway.
COMMISSIONERS STUDY PLANNING
September 29, 1995
A conflict over rural development will be brought to the table for discussion next month.
TWO MORE DETAINED IN OTTAWA MURDER
September 29, 1995
Two more teen-agers have been detained in the Sunday shooting death of a 14-year-old Ottawa girl. Lawrence McCall, 16, and Ben Evans, 17, made appearances Thursday in Franklin County District Court after they were detained Wednesday.
LMH BOARD SEATS STILL UNFILLED
September 29, 1995
Mayor Bob Moody has interviewed 25 candidates for seats on the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board, but he still hasn’t announced who will fill a vacancy or if he’s going to reappoint two members or replace them. One seat will become vacant Sunday. Sidney Garrett, president of Brown Cargo Van Inc., a Lawrence truck body manufacturer, and an LMH board member since 1989, has resigned two years before her second term expires to devote more time to the business.
REPORT
September 29, 1995
A new study indicates research — not teaching — is what drives Kansas Board of Regents universities.
DESOTO COUNCIL SPELLS OUT CITY MANAGER JOB
September 29, 1995
As the search for a new city administrator continued here, city council members spelled out the future jobholder’s requirements and duties Thursday. During a brief meeting, council members approved a list outlining the position, created last year and vacated in July when the first man to hold the job was fired.
POLICE KEPT BUSY BY SHOTSROBBERY
September 29, 1995
Lawrence police were busy Thursday night as two reports of gunshots from vehicles and a robbery at gunpoint streamed across dispatcher airwaves between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. “We’re inundated right now,” said police Sgt. Doug Bell. “We’re just trying to sort it all out.”
DOG STOLEN FROM POUNDAGAIN
September 29, 1995
One of two dogs that was taken without authority earlier this month from the Lawrence Humane Society has been sprung again. A Lawrence police report indicates the brindle-and-white female pit bull, valued at $150, was stolen from the animal shelter between 4:40 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
DESOTO DAYS ADD COLOR TO CITY
September 29, 1995
The colors of fall will splash across DeSoto this weekend during the city’s annual celebration. DeSoto High School students spent Thursday morning painting merchants’ windows in preparation for DeSoto Days, which kicks off Saturday.
CITY BOAT RAMP TO CLOSE MONDAY
September 29, 1995
Roadwork will close the city’s lone boat ramp north of the Bowersock Dam for two weeks. The ramp will close Monday and reopen by Oct. 13, said Tom Wilkerson, the city’s assistant director of parks and recreation.
CLELLA BETH BOSWELL
September 29, 1995
Services for Clella Beth Boswell, 103, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Stallworth and Jimmy Cobb officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery in Morgan County, Mo., near Versailles. Mrs. Boswell died Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 29, 1995
Births Mike and Mekell Adams, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
SOUND OFF
September 29, 1995
Is it OK to build a berm, flower garden or rock garden over buried utility lines in your back yard? The city doesn’t regulate landscaping, so it’s OK — as long as it’s done safely, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector.
TOP 10 IN 10
September 29, 1995
The top 10 cities predicted to have the largest national income growth in 10 years are:
SOUND OFF
September 29, 1995
I just read Nancy Smith’s column, “A Fond Farewell.” Where was Nancy Smith born and raised? Lawrence, on both counts.
ROBERT DOORES
September 29, 1995
Services for Robert Willard Doores, 78, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Doores died Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995, at his home.
BESSIE PERRYMAN
September 29, 1995
Services for Bessie Forsee Perryman, 84, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Perryman died Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995, at her home.
SOUND OFF
September 29, 1995
When is Fourth Street going to be repaved from McDonald Drive to the hospital? During the spring and summer of 1997, Fourth Street will be rebuilt between McDonald Drive and Michigan Street, said Terese Gorman, city engineer. The project will include new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and a solid road base.
BLOTTER
September 29, 1995
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
LHS, SHAWNEE MISSION MEET TONIGHT
September 29, 1995
For the first time in three weeks, Lawrence High will have its entire No. 1 backfield on offense available to start when the Lions play Shawnee Mission West tonight. Kickoff between Lawrence (3-1) and SM West (1-3) is 7:30 p.m. at SM South District Stadium.
KU RANKED TOPS IN U.S. BY MAGAZINE
September 29, 1995
Kansas basketball notes… Both the Sporting News and ESPN’s new national college preview magazine rank Kansas No. 1, while College Sports Magazine tabs the Jayhawks fourth in the country in preseason polls.
PROGRAM OFFERS PERKS OF HAVING OLDER SIBLINGS
September 29, 1995
Just like any other sisters, they pick on each other. “I’ve learned (from you) that some older people can have a lot of fun,” 15-year-old Brandy Hatch said, giggling.
BAKER PREVIEW
September 29, 1995
Shawn Tarango probably won’t be asked to walk non the Baker track team. But the senior quarterback and the Wildcats hope to run wild against Central Methodist Saturday. Baker, 2-0 overall, 1-0 in the Heart of America conference, will face the Eagles at 1:30 p.m. at David Field in Fayette, Mo.
WELLSVILLE COUNCIL OKS BOND ISSUANCE
September 29, 1995
The Wellsville City Council on Thursday night authorized the issuance of bonds for the purchase of about six acres of land adjacent to Saddleclub Park for the park’s expansion. The resolution will take effect in about two weeks unless someone files a written petition, City Clerk Donna Reed said.
ELIZABETH J. VICARY PENDING
September 29, 1995
Elizabeth J. Vicary Services for Elizabeth J. Vicary, 91, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.