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April 30, 1996
KU makes official the hiring of the first woman to head the liberal arts college.
VERA FRENCH
April 30, 1996
Services for Vera French, 79, Belton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains. Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, West Plains. Mrs. French died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at her daughter’s home in Lawrence, Kan.
BANK NAMED IN TOP 10
April 30, 1996
A banking newspaper has named a Lawrence bank one of its top performers.
WEB PAGE HOPS ALONG SEEKING DOG SUPPORT
April 30, 1996
Cynthia Davis hopes to get in touch with other three-legged dog owners to discuss problems that the dogs face and the best ways for coping with them.
RURAL LAND ISSUES DIVIDE COUNTY
April 30, 1996
County commissioners find little common ground when the issue is lot sizes.
FORMER KU PROFESSOR FIGHTS FIRE
April 30, 1996
Brower and Mary Burchill were hired last year as park rangers at Bandelier National Monument, N.M., where a fire has consumed thousands of acres.
BOARD TAKES FIRST STEP IN ANALYSIS OF SCHOOLS
April 30, 1996
During an initial look at elementary school buildings, school board members began an analysis of how growth is affecting the district.
DREDGING PROPOSAL STOPPED IN HOUSE
April 30, 1996
A Lawrence legislator still hopes to get funding for a recreational study of the Kansas River.
CHIEFS INVITE SMITH TO CAMP
April 30, 1996
Ashaundai Smith, Kansas University’s second-most productive football wide receiver last season who was not drafted in the NFL, spent the weekend at the Kansas City Chiefs’ minicamp and was invited back to the team’s next camp in June. “I’m sure they’ll offer me a contract,” Smith said Monday. “But I don’t know. I’m just going to practice and letting my agent deal with all that other stuff.”
FAKE BILLS LAND MAN IN JAIL
April 30, 1996
A man who allegedly has stolen hundreds of quarters from coin-operated laundries in Lawrence has been arrested, thanks to some observant eyewitnesses and quick-acting police officers. Ricky Lynn Theriot, 26, 1908 E. 19th, was arrested Saturday in connection with eight counts each of theft and manufacture of false documents.
JOURNAL-WORLD EDITORS, WRITER SALUTED IN KPW COMPETITION
April 30, 1996
Three Journal-World employees are winners in this year’s Kansas Press Women’s Communications Contest. Awards were presented Saturday night at the annual KPW convention in Wichita. Jan Biles, arts editor at the Journal-World, is this year’s recipient of the Kansas Press Women’s Sweepstakes Award. Biles, who came to the Journal-World in February 1995, has won the Sweepstakes Award three other times — twice while at the Hutchinson News and once while at the Pittsburg Morning Sun.
FOLK SINGER WOWS CROWD
April 30, 1996
John McCutcheon is such a fearless performer that he’s not afraid to appear onstage with a banjo. He’s even been known to play it.
FORMER OFFICER REACHES BIGAMY CASE DIVERSION
April 30, 1996
A diversion agreement has been reached between state prosecutors and a former Lawrence police officer charged with bigamy. The agreement means that a preliminary hearing scheduled today for Glenn Hazelwood, 44, has been canceled, said Mary Horsch, communications director for Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall.
FROST-MASON FILE
April 30, 1996
Sally Frost-Mason, 45, is KU’s new dean of liberal arts and sciences. She’s the first woman to hold the job. She joined KU’s faculty in 1981. As a professor of physiology and cell biology, her research focuses on pigment cell biology with application to the study of cancer.
DR. EDWARD FUNK SR.
April 30, 1996
Graveside services for Dr. Edward D. Funk Sr., 91, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Dr. Funk died Monday, April 29, 1996, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
DENTISTS CELEBRATE 125 YEARS IN KANSAS.
April 30, 1996
When Lawrence dentist J.B. Wheeler organized the Kansas Dental Assn., in 1871, it was expected that most adults would eventually lose all of their teeth. Should they be unfortunate enough to require the services of a dentist — as just about everyone was — it would, in all likelihood, be a painful and unpleasant experience.
CHERYL ANDERSON
April 30, 1996
A rosary prayer service for Cheryl Rose Anderson, infant daughter of Chris and Marion Anderson, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private family graveside services will be Thursday. Cheryl died Sunday, April 28, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BURN BAN REMAINS DESPITE RAINFALL
April 30, 1996
Don’t try to light your wet lawn on fire — the statewide burn ban is still on. Despite a weekend’s worth of rain, any open flames not protected from the elements remain illegal across the state, said Paula Phillips, coordinator for Douglas County Emergency Management.
LAST-MINUTE DECISION LANDS TRIP TO ENGLAND
April 30, 1996
Karl Hassard decided at the last minute to go Saturday to the Jack Ellena Honda dealership for a contest drawing in case his name was selected. And lucky for him he did.
FRANK JONES JR.
April 30, 1996
Memorial services for Frank E. Jones Jr., 79, Temacula, are pending in California. Inurnment was at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Cypress. Mr. Jones died Saturday, April 27, 1996, in Perris.
ORDINANCE SEEKS TO QUIET EUDORA
April 30, 1996
Things may get a little quieter in Eudora. The city council approved a noise ordinance Monday night targeting loud stereos and parties.
CARL JAMES SIDEBAR
April 30, 1996
No more memorable event occurred during Carl James’ 16-year tenure as Big Eight commissioner than on a Monday night in April of 1988. Two Big Eight teams played for the NCAA basketball championship that night. Final score: Kansas 83, Oklahoma 79.
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK ROSY FOR MAY KU GRADS
April 30, 1996
Employers are putting computer science, engineering and accounting grads at the head of the class.
WALTERS FINDS HOME WITH SIXERS
April 30, 1996
After playing two seasons with the woeful New Jersey Nets, Rex Walters was finally traded last winter … to Philadelphia. Why was he shipped from one lowly East Coast team to another?
WOMAN HELD IN APARTMENT FIRE
April 30, 1996
Several people were displaced from two apartment triplexes following an alleged arson fire late Monday afternoon.
THE COMMISHCARL JONES
April 30, 1996
Come late afternoon on June 28, Carl James will turn out the lights in the fourth floor offices in downtown Kansas City, and the Big Eight Conference will cease to exist. James, the fourth and last commissioner of a league brimming with sports tradition, will walk out of the building and more or less fade away.
CAMPANILE MEMORIES
April 30, 1996
A local man remembers constructing one of Kansas University’s most memorable landmarks.