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WOLF CREEK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CLOSES FOR REPAIRS
April 20, 1996
Operators say adjustments planned today at the plant are routine. Critics point out that they are crucial.
BEQUEST TO BENEFIT CHURCH
April 20, 1996
Elsie Randolph spent her life as a member of the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, and her memory will live on through renovations to the church building and financing of church programs. Randolph, who died two years ago, left $51,107 to the church, 847 Ohio.
NANCY HARVEY
April 20, 1996
Services for Nancy Lynn Harvey, 37, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. today at Central Congregational Church, Topeka. A second service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Ms. Harvey died Thursday, April 18, 1996, at her home.
EARL TO PICK LSU
April 20, 1996
Lester Earl will not be coming to Kansas. Earl, a 6-foot-9 senior high school basketball center from Baton Rouge, La., has officially eliminated KU from consideration, Louisiana sources close to the family told the Journal-World on Friday.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHARES STORY
April 20, 1996
Students at South Junior High learned Friday about the Holocaust from someone who lived to tell.
DONNA M. ROBINSON
April 20, 1996
Services for Donna M. Robinson, 66, Tonganoxie, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Robinson died Friday, April 19, 1996, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RELAYS PREPS
April 20, 1996
For half of the girls 800-meter run on Friday at the Kansas Relays, Ottawa High senior Jennifer Giefer hung with Claflin standout Jackie Stiles. Stiles, the defending Class 1A champion in the 3200 and 800, pulled away with 330 meters left after Giefer led midway through the race at Hershberger Track.
TONGANOXIE WATER CRISIS NEARS END
April 20, 1996
A water-shortage crisis that led city officials to invoke emergency rationing should be over today, the city administrator said. “We anticipate we’re going to be out of phase II (rationing) by tomorrow,” Ed Young said Friday, a day after the city enacted the most stringent of four levels of water-use restrictions.
FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE GRASS FIRE
April 20, 1996
Firefighters from McLouth, Oskaloosa, Tonganoxie, Williamstown and Sarcoxie Township battled a grass fire Friday that burned at least half a mile along the Jefferson-Leavenworth county border. Dispatchers said the fire started about 4 p.m. in Jefferson County about eight miles northeast of Williamstown, near Jefferson County Road 1049. At one point it crossed the Leavenworth County line, but then retreated back into Jefferson County. Firefighters were still battling it late Friday.
TEEN REPORTS AMBUSHROBBERY
April 20, 1996
Lawrence police are looking for four men who allegedly beat and robbed a 16-year-old Lawrence boy about midnight Wednesday near 24th and Ousdahl. The boy told police he was walking in the area when four Hispanic males attacked and punched him and took his wallet. The value of the wallet and contents was estimated at $45, police reported.
EARL R. BAILEY
April 20, 1996
Services for Earl R. Bailey, 81, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Bailey died Friday, April 19, 1996, at a hospital in Clearwater, Fla.
DAVID JONES
April 20, 1996
Services for David Lee Jones, 29, Kingman, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery with graveside military honors by the National Guard of Pittsburg. Mr. Jones died Monday, April 15, 1996, at Pratt Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
ATTIG WINS POLE VAULT
April 20, 1996
At the rate Garrett Attig’s going, he’ll be pole vaulting 20 feet by season’s end. The Lawrence High senior won the Kansas Relays at Hershberger Track on Friday with a 15-foot vault, a foot higher than his mark at his season debut a week earlier in Manhattan.
DALE FOWLKES
April 20, 1996
Graveside services for Dale E. Fowlkes, 27, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mr. Fowlkes died Wednesday, April 17, 1996, in Lawrence.
KU RELAYS
April 20, 1996
Brian Martin’s goal is to rewrite the Kansas University track record books. Martin, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior out of Lawrence High, set the school record in the 400 during indoor season.
CHARGES DO OK WITHOUT MOM
April 20, 1996
Babies who spend time away from their mothers aren’t doomed to insecurity, a new study finds.
ABBEY SIMON TEACHES 88 KEYS TO SUCCESS.
April 20, 1996
Pianist Abbey Simon has pupils in New York City, Houston, Lawrence and destinations in between. It’s quite a commute, considering that Simon lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
SATURDAY COLUMN
April 20, 1996
Some Lawrence residents and city commissioners apparently are not enthusiastic about city growth and are willing to levy and pay higher taxes to finance the ever-growing number of costly city projects approved by commissioners. News reports earlier this week listed the top goals of city commissioners for the next 12 months. Commissioners held their annual “retreat” — an interesting word to describe a meeting this past Wednesday — to identify top goals for Lawrence.
FARM BILL LEAVES AGENCIES IN LIMBO
April 20, 1996
Farmers aren’t the only people likely to be affected by new agriculture legislation.
EUDORA RELAYS
April 20, 1996
Baldwin emerged again as the top dog, but Perry-Lecompton’s young track team soared at the Cardinal Relays. The Baldwin girls track team won the 21st annual Eudora Cardinal Relays Friday night. The Bulldogs rolled up 163 points, followed by the Kaws’ 115. Eudora finished seventh with 29, while Tonganoxie placed ninth with 24 points.
JOGGER RAPED NEAR CAMPUS
April 20, 1996
Kansas University police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of a rape that occurred between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the west side of Iowa Street near the Irving Hill overpass. A 24-year-old KU student reported she was jogging in the area when she was grabbed by an unknown man, dragged into some nearby bushes and raped.
KU RUNNING BACK DUE IN COURT TUESDAY
April 20, 1996
Kansas University football running back Charles L. “June” Henley Jr. has had another brush with the law. Henley, 20, 1603 W. 15th, was arrested on a warrant Thursday for failing to appear in court then released on $200 bond.
KU OLYMPIANS REUNITE AT RELAYS
April 20, 1996
Several of Kansas University’s most outstanding athletes met Friday on campus to sign autographs and reminisce.
DEMOCRATS SAY REPUBLICAN PACS SKIRTING THE LAW
April 20, 1996
A state Senate Democrat says Republican incumbents are accepting campaign contributions from more than one political action committee.