Archive for Thursday, April 4, 1996

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WOLF CREEK TO RESUME OPERATIONS
April 4, 1996
The only nuclear power plant in Kansas is set to restart this weekend.
RAY N. AKIN
April 4, 1996
Services for Ray N. Akin, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Akin died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at his home.
PEST CONTROL RAISES CONCERN IN PERRY
April 4, 1996
Several Perry residents voiced their concern over the pesticide Malathion 57-WE, used to eliminate mosquitoes in Perry and its surrounding area. The spray has been causing health concerns especially among asthma sufferers. Peter Brooks asked the Perry City Council to consider using a less harmful spray known as Biomist. Biomist spray is mosquito-specific and will not cause harm to wildlife and bees, unlike Malathion 57-WE. The council argued that the present spray is authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency and does not pose as a health hazard because it is a diluted form of the toxin.
RAMSEY TAKES POST AS OTTAWA MAYOR
April 4, 1996
A longtime Ottawa businessman got a new title Wednesday
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS POST IN OTTAWA
April 4, 1996
An Ottawa school board member’s resignation leaves “a big gap” on the board, one of his colleagues said.
MCLOUTH ROUNDUP
April 4, 1996
McLouth’s boys and girls track teams are beginning the season at opposite ends. The boys are returning an experienced team that has four lettermen who went to state last year. The girls return three lettermen who competed at state, but the bulk of the team consists of inexperienced freshman and sophomores.
CAR CHASE ENDS WHEN MAN GETS LOST
April 4, 1996
Ever get lost in the web of new residential streets in west Lawrence? So did a Lawrence man, who led four law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase that started early Wednesday morning in Topeka and ended in a new subdivision off West 15th.
LEOLA A. OROKE
April 4, 1996
Services for Leola A. Oroke, 68, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie Christian Church with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Oroke died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
MURDER
April 4, 1996
An Ottawa man on Wednesday was charged with first-degree murder in Franklin County after he allegedly shot and killed his wife and then attempted suicide. Richard O. Watts, 47, made a first appearance on the charge in Franklin County District Court.
KU SPRING DEPTH CHART
April 4, 1996
Offense WR — Reggie Moorer, 6-1, 170, Fr.
ROBERT B. CAMPBELL
April 4, 1996
Services for Robert B. Campbell, 75, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Private burial will be in Paola Cemetery. Mr. Campbell died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
SBA NAMES TOP BUSINESS LENDERS
April 4, 1996
The SBA ranked all U.S. banks according to small-business lending practices in a recent study.
MISS KANSAS TAKES MESSAGE TO STUDENTS
April 4, 1996
Miss Kansas on Wednesday told some local elementary students she hopes they won’t choose to abuse alcohol and drugs.
PERRY SPRING ROUNDUP
April 4, 1996
Perry-Lecompton opened its season on Tuesday, losing twice to Jefferson West. The Kaws lost the first game, 11-1 and the second game 9-8. “I’ll think we’ll be pretty good,” said P-L coach John Byrn, a former Kansas University baseball player who currently teaches at South Junior High. “We have several people with experience who are constantly learning.”
MOUNTAIN-BIKE MANIA
April 4, 1996
Mountain biking is riding its way to the top of popularity among Lawrence teens.
BALDWIN ROUNDUP
April 4, 1996
After an undefeated season and a state tennis title, Baldwin’s Chad Glover will be a marked man. Glover won the Kansas Class 4A singles championship last year with an immaculate 30-0 record. Now the precocious sophomore is primed for another title run.
SPEAKERS CONTEND HORIZON TOO VAGUE
April 4, 1996
The public hearing phase of Horizon 2020 yielded a variety of perspectives on the draft of the land-use plan.
EUDORA ROUNDUP
April 4, 1996
Junior pitcher Trina Williams has shined early for Eudora High’s softball team. At last weekend’s Spring Hill tournament, Williams tossed a no-hitter. On Tuesday, Williams struck out eight in a 3-1 victory over Oskaloosa.
ARTS CENTER NEEDS MONEY
April 4, 1996
City staffers will sculpt several possibilities for financing most of a proposed $5.8 million expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center.
OPPONENTS COLLIDE OVER INTERSECTION
April 4, 1996
A center turn lane would increase safety at 23rd and Massachusetts, the city’s most accident-prone intersection, a traffic engineer says.
FILMMAKER HARVEY DIES
April 4, 1996
Herk Harvey’s “Carnival of Souls” is viewed as an important contribution to the genre of horror films.
TOO MANY PH.D.S SPOIL MARKET SOUP
April 4, 1996
KU’s graduate programs are changing in response to Ph.D.s’ bleak chances of finding a job.
OSKIE ROUNDUP
April 4, 1996
With only 14 boys and six girls out, Oskaloosa track coach Ron Traul has had to focus his team’s efforts. Most of the boys are freshmen and sophomores, which has changed the way Traul coaches.
ALICE E. SCHLEIFER
April 4, 1996
Services for Alice E. Schleifer, 90, Wichita, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Schleifer, formerly of Lawrence, died Wednesday, April 3, 1996, in Wichita.