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HARP HONORED
April 25, 1996
Dick Harp, former head basketball coach at Kansas University, will be the tournament honoree at the fourth annual John Erickson-Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Classic next Tuesday at the Loch Lloyd Country Club. Harp succeeded Phog Allen as the head coach at KU in 1956 after starring as a Jayhawk under Allen in 1938-39-40 and assisting Allen from 1948-56. He directed tyhe Jayhawks to 121 victories and a second-place finish in the 1957 NCAA Tournament.
ERICKSON SHINES FOR KAWS
April 25, 1996
Erin Erickson hopes to keep her dad in his seat while she sits down opposing softball batters during the next few years. Erickson has posted impressive numbers in her sophomore season, leading Perry-Lecompton to a 10-2 start. She owns every decision and has a 1.08 ERA.
COMMISSION AGREES TO FEES FOR ARCHITECTS
April 25, 1996
Douglas County commissioners agreed to pay Michael Treanor Architects $28,050 to design off-site improvements in conjunction with construction of the new county jail. On Wednesday, commissioners said the additional fees would cover such services as design of utility extensions, road improvements and surveying.
ALBERT D. COLMAN
April 25, 1996
Services for Albert D. Colman, 77, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Colman died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES HUMANITARIANS
April 25, 1996
Three KU graduates will be awarded a Distinguished Service Citation.
DARRIN WILLIAMS NOW MAY GO TO KU
April 25, 1996
Kansas may yet corral a high school basketball player during the late signing period. Darrin Williams, a 6-foot-8, 180-pound senior from Wichita South and the brother of KU senior-to-be B.J. Williams, has emerged as a strong possibility now that Baton Rouge, La., prep center Lester Earl has officially signed with LSU.
HASKELL HELPS SHAPE OPERA
April 25, 1996
Students are rehearsing a production being written by theater greats and based on Coyote legend.
OUR TOWN SPORTS
April 25, 1996
Bethel Paces JGC Tourney: Larry Bethel had the low net (67) and low gross (74) in last weekend’s Jayhawk Golf Club tournament at Alvamar. Net runners-up were Neal Ezell (69) and Dave Lyle (72). In gross, Jon Kindlesparger (76) and Mike Grosdidier (78) were runners-up. Two weeks ago, Jerry Garrett shot the low net (72) and J.T. Symons the low gross (75). In net, Les Brown and Chris Royer trailed by a stroke. In gross, Ken Mason was second with a 77 and Royer had a 78 for third. *
LHS COACHES IN FAVOR OF NEW RULINGS
April 25, 1996
Last weekend’s rule changes by the Kansas State High School Activities Association regarding participation in summer sports and off-season involvement by coaches didn’t surprise Lawrence High’s coaching staff. For the most part, the LHS coaches agreed with the KSHSAA’s decision allowing athletes the freedom to play summer team sports without worrying about how many of their classmates are on their team. Also, the KSHSAA prohibited high school coaches from working in the offseason with athletes they’ll coach the following season.
KU FACULTY MEMBER WINS FELLOWSHIP
April 25, 1996
A Kansas University professor earned a $30,000 Guggenheim fellowship to advance her research on early 20th century Spanish fiction. Roberta Johnson, chair of the KU department of Spanish and Portuguese, was among 168 fellows chosen for 1996-97. There were 2,791 applicants.
LHS SPLITS WITH OLATHE SOUTH
April 25, 1996
Lawrence High’s softball team scored just two runs on Thursday at Holcom Complex. That was enough production to gain a split with Olathe South. The Lions dropped the opener, 5-0, but won the second game, 2-1.
KU GETS PAYBACK
April 25, 1996
Hell hath no fury like a Wildcat scorched. Kansas State, which suffered through the ignominy of a 19-run baseball loss to archrival Kansas on Tuesday, exacted some measure of revenge with an 11-3 pasting of the Jayhawks on Wednesday night at KU’s Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
TAUL ANXIOUS FOR BHS JOB
April 25, 1996
Four years in Baldwin have cured Bobby Taul’s burnout, and now he’s burning to rebuild Baldwin High’s football program. Taul, 45, was named the Bulldogs’ head coach, replacing the retiring Bernie Bierman, earlier this week and he’s anxious to come out of the chute.
S GANG PROBLEM
April 25, 1996
Parents need to have open communication with their children in order to avoid gang-related problems, speakers said Wednesday night.
WEEK HONORS VOLUNTEERS
April 25, 1996
This week is National Volunteer Week, and according to Susan Krumm, Douglas County Extension agent, volunteers are the backbone of Extension programs. She points out that volunteers serve as family and community education leaders after completing training courses. For example, people completing the county’s master gardening program volunteer their help with the gardens at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds and at the arboretum. They also staff the horticulture hot line at the Extension office.
SPORTS COMPLEX PLANS CLEAR HURDLE
April 25, 1996
Planners approved annexation and rezoning of a private softball-baseball complex.
FEDERAL AGENCY SLOWS TRAFFICWAY DECISION
April 25, 1996
South Lawrence Trafficway planners still are waiting for a key federal agency to weigh in on the routing issue.
LEGISLATURE OKS ELECTIONS BILL EMPLOYEES
April 25, 1996
A bill that would let state civil servants run for election to state offices without first quitting their jobs has been approved by the Kansas Legislature. The legislation, however, would still require classified employees to quit their jobs before they could be sworn into office.
REGENTS CENTER EXPANDS
April 25, 1996
The KU campus in Overland Park plans to double its size to meet student demand.
PLANNERS REJECT SUBDIVISION
April 25, 1996
Neighbors and planning staff share concerns about a planned rural subdivision southwest of Eudora.
T HIRE LISHER
April 25, 1996
Blue Valley North’s Bob Lisher, believed to be a leading candidate to become Free State’s first head football coach, won’t be heading to Olathe South. O-South ended its three-month search on Wednesday, naming Wayne McGinnis as its new coach. McGinnis replaces longtime Falcon coach Bud Wheeler, who announced his retirement in January.
LHS GETTING LOTS OF APPLICATIONS
April 25, 1996
Lawrence High athletic director Ron Commons says there’s no shortage of candidates for the LHS head girls basketball position. “I’ve received several inquiries — by telephone and written — for that particular position,” Commons said on Wednesday, a week after Gary Hammer announced his resignation following six winning seasons as the Lions’ head coach.
KDHE PROBES SUBSTANCE IN CREEK NEAR HASKELL
April 25, 1996
Something is in the water flowing from a construction site at Haskell Indian Nations University.
BIKER MAGAZINE READERS FIND FLAMINGO CLUB APPEALING
April 25, 1996
A magazine that focuses on bikers and bare bodies has ranked a Lawrence club among the nation’s best strip joints. The Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth, is one of four Kansas exotic dance clubs listed in an annual guide published by Easyriders, which bills itself as the “world’s largest-selling motorcycle magazine.”
POLICE HUNT ROBBERY SUSPECT
April 25, 1996
Authorities continued to follow leads — including a false alarm in which a driver was stopped and questioned near Emporia — in the hope of catching the man who robbed a Lawrence bank Tuesday. “We thought we might have caught him for you, but it wasn’t the guy,” said Dennis Stewart, a dispatcher with the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
DECA STUDENTS BOUND FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE
April 25, 1996
A dozen Lawrence High School students will head out early Friday morning for the National DECA Career Development Conference in Florida. They’ll go head-to-head with other Distributive Education Clubs of America members from across the nation.
CITY BUDGET
April 25, 1996
Lawrence city commissioners want to see more financial options before deciding whether to spend $4.3 million to help expand the Lawrence Arts Center. During a study session Wednesday afternoon, commissioners got their first look at the options for financing the center’s proposed $5.8 million expansion at 200 W. Ninth.
OFFICIALS SORT OUT LHS GUN INCIDENT
April 25, 1996
Despite an incident Monday in which an unloaded gun was taken from a Lawrence High School sophomore, Principal Brad Tate said his students are safe. “It’s not something that happens very often at all,” said Tate, who’s been LHS principal since 1973.
KU TO SHOW LAWRENCE JUNIORS BENEFITS OF STAYING AT HOME
April 25, 1996
Lawrence High students have studied in the shadows of Kansas University for years. Since proximity doesn’t always translate into understanding, KU officials invited all LHS juniors to a reception Monday to define what would be in store for them if they enrolled at their hometown university.
CHIEFS OPEN WITH HOUSTON
April 25, 1996
A nationally televised Monday night game with the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 7 at Arrowhead Stadium highlights the Chiefs’ 1996 schedule. Including preseason games, the Chiefs will be on national TV six times — three on Monday nights and three on Thursdays.
ATTIG PICKS SIU
April 25, 1996
Lawrence High two-sport standout Garrett Attig signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play football and pole vault for Southern Illinois. “Football and track are important to me,” said Attig, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder. “I like the impact of football. It’s just fun. It’s more of a team sport.”
POND STOCKING COMPANIES FLOAT THROUGH LAWRENCE
April 25, 1996
Fish stocking companies are busy this time of year as farmers prepare their ponds for summer. Dunn’s Fish Farms, a Fittstown, Okla.-based fish farm and pond supply manufacturer, visits Lawrence about every five weeks to deliver fish to pond owners.