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TRUCK FIRE STOPS TURNPIKE TRAFFIC
April 24, 1996
A semi truck on fire delayed traffic Tuesday on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence. Westbound traffic was stopped for about 10 minutes after the fire.
BALDWIN HIRES NEW FOOTBALL COACH
April 24, 1996
A former Bulldog is now top dog at Baldwin High School. Bobby Taul, a 1969 BHS graduate, has been named head football coach at the Class 4A school 15 miles south of Lawrence.
HODGE SERVICES
April 24, 1996
Services for Vera M. Hodge, 84, Tucson, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hodge died Sunday, April 21, 1996, at Mountain View Care Home in Tucson.
COMMISSION OKS DESIGN CONTRACT FOR NEW SEWAGE POND CONSTRUCTION
April 24, 1996
A $6.2 million sewer project will be designed to allow westward growth while relieving pressure on pipes through East Lawrence.
STUDY FOCUSES ON COSTS OF COLLEGE
April 24, 1996
A KU committee seeks better pre-college academic and financial advising of junior and senior high students.
GRAVES BACKS CLOSED KUMC RECORDS
April 24, 1996
Gov. Bill Graves expressed support Tuesday for a bill that would deny the public access to some records at the Kansas University Medical Center. The bill would exempt from the Kansas Open Records Act contracts between KUMC in Kansas City, Kan., and managed health care companies, known as health maintenance organizations, or HMOs, as well as some other contracts. It also would apply to records relating to the med center’s business plan and marketing efforts.
FILLING UP THE TANK AND TUMMY COSTLIER THIS YEAR
April 24, 1996
Prices areup at the pump and in grocery stores in 1996.
CHANCELLOR DENOUNCES GREEK PRANKS
April 24, 1996
Fraternities affiliated with Kansas University should cease breaking into sorority houses to fulfill college pranks, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Tuesday. Five members of Sigma Nu fraternity were arrested last weekend after allegedly entering a window of the Kappa Delta sorority house, 1602 High Dr. The men reportedly rummaged through belongings of at least 10 women living at the house in search of underwear.
S SHRIMP AND CRAB GUMBO
April 24, 1996
4 cups fish stock (made with shrimp heads, shells, crab fat, soup vegetables and seasonings) 3 cups cooked rice
EARL PICKS LSU
April 24, 1996
Lester Earl held his much-awaited press conference on Tuesday, and as expected, chose LSU over Tulane and Kansas. Earl, a 6-foot-9 center from Glen Oaks High in Baton Rouge, La., chose the hometown Tigers as did his former prep teammate, Leroy Womack.
SECOND BANK ROBBED IN TWO WEEKS
April 24, 1996
Police aren’t sure if the same man is responsible for robberies of two Lawrence banks in as many weeks.
DRY GRASS, NO RAIN, WIND A VOLATILE FORMULA FOR WILDFIRES
April 24, 1996
The fire danger in the city and county is extremely high. People shouldn’t burn trash and should be careful with home barbecues.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
April 24, 1996
Universal Construction wins city contract Construction of city’s largest recreation center is now under new management.
ROAD PROJECT STIFLES BUSINESS
April 24, 1996
A North Lawrence road construction project continues to suffocate the business of some store owners.
RAPE OF ELDERLY WOMAN THWARTED BY TRANSIENTS
April 24, 1996
A 65-year-old woman described by police as suffering from senile dementia was nearly raped early Tuesday in her East Lawrence home, but police said three transients living in her home without her knowledge interrupted the rape and chased away the attacker. Police said they knew the identity of the attacker and were searching for him. He was described as a transient, a 5-foot-9 white male in his 20s weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans and a Woodstock T-shirt.
BEQUEST TO FUND RESEARCH AT KUMC
April 24, 1996
A small-town banker with no connection to Kansas University left $588,152 in his will for heart and cancer research at the KU Medical Center. Lonnie Durkee of Jewell retired from banking in 1982 and died in 1992 at age 62. He never married and his mother died two years later at age 92. The gift to KU represented most of their combined assets.
KU HAS NO QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY
April 24, 1996
At least Kansas University’s football team isn’t embroiled in a quarterback controversy. A run of injuries has made the game’s most important position the least contested on the field this spring.
MARGARET STEELE
April 24, 1996
Services for Margaret Steele, 75, Parsons, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Parsons. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Mrs. Steele died Sunday, April 21, 1996, at Labette County Medical Center, Parsons.
HETHERINGTON WINS AWARD
April 24, 1996
She was unconscious for six weeks after a car accident 11 years ago. But after Jeanne Hetherington of Lawrence woke up, she put her energies into her own rehabilitation and helping others with head injuries. Hetherington, who went on to help found a support group for head injury survivors, now helps train case managers who work with people who have had head injuries and is on the board of directors of Independence Inc., a Lawrence organization that promotes independence for people with disabilities.
CAMPANILE TO END SILENCE FRIDAY
April 24, 1996
Kansas University’s carillon will begin ringing out again Friday.
EDWARD MCTAGGART
April 24, 1996
Services for Edward William McTaggart, 58, Cheyenne, Wyo., will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Clearfield Methodist Church. Mr. McTaggart died April 17, 1996, at his home.
S BASEBALLFOOTBALLCOOPS
April 24, 1996
All eyes are on Jacque Vaughn and his decision whether to return for his senior season on the Kansas University basketball team or try his fate in the NBA. But another athlete’s professional aspirations will have implications as far-reaching as Vaughn’s — and on two KU sports.
GARDENING SEASON A MONTH BEHIND
April 24, 1996
I was driving out in the sticks last week when the wind whipped up a cloud of dirt off a barren field and sent it swirling across the road. For a moment there I could have sworn I saw the Joad family in the rickety pickup truck ahead of me. It sure looked like Henry Fonda behind the wheel.
RUTZ SPEAKS
April 24, 1996
Despite the pain in his just-repaired left leg, senior quarterback Ben Rutz is determined not to let his latest injury hobble his plans to lead Kansas University’s football team. So far, Rutz’s resume reads like this: four seasons, three schools, two knee operations and just one starting role.
KU PLAYBOY HOPEFULS GRIN AND BARE IT
April 24, 1996
Kansas University women reveal why they want to be in Playboy.
KU CLOBBERS K-STATE IN SERIES OPENER
April 24, 1996
A hitter’s wind blew ill for Kansas State University’s baseball team. Buoyed by a stiff wind blowing out to left, Kansas University collected a season-high 25 hits —including four home runs — and the Jayhawks spanked intrastate rival K-State, 24-5, on Tuesday night at KSU’s Myers Field.
GETTING HIS GUMBO FIX
April 24, 1996
Writer David Ohle savors the tastes of his native Louisiana.
PERRY WINS TWO
April 24, 1996
After a bad pair, Perry-Lecompton has put together quite a straight. The Kaws swept Basehor-Linwood in a softball doubleheader, 5-3 and 6-3, Tuesday night at Lecompton. PLHS improved to 10-2 overall, 6-2 in the Kaw Valley League.
MARY E. GREEN
April 24, 1996
Graveside services for Mary E. Green, 71, Newton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Mrs. Green died Tuesday, April 23, 1996, at Halstead Hospital, Halstead.
COUNTRY INN OFFERS TASTE OF RANCH LIFE FOR CITY SLICKERS
April 24, 1996
An area couple plans to open its own version of a “City Slickers” ranch near Lawrence.