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NEW CHARGES FILED IN SHOOTING
January 7, 1996
Johnson County prosecutors have filed four charges of attempted first-degree murder against an Overland Park teen-ager in the fatal shooting of two people outside Olathe North High School. Prosecutors filed the charges Friday against Alfred Jerome Williams, who had already been charged with lesser counts of aggravated battery in the wounding of four people.
KANSAS STATE ONE-UPPED KU IN BOWL GAME
January 7, 1996
Big Eight football retrospective while wondering who’ll stop Nebraska from making it a hat trick in ‘96: One-upsmanship, Sunflower Style — After Kansas scored 51 points in the Aloha Bowl, Kansas State went out and scored 54 points in the Holiday Bowl. Take that, Jayhawks.
AGNES T. FROG OUT OF POND
January 7, 1996
A chapter in the South Lawrence Trafficway’s early history will be preserved in the Kansas State Historical Museum.
STUDEBAKER OWNERS KEEP DREAMS ALIVE
January 7, 1996
Owners work to keep their cars running 30 years after the last one rolled out of the factory.
EGGS, ISSUES ENTER MIX AT MEETING
January 7, 1996
Local legislators chatted with curious and wary constituents Saturday at an “Eggs and Issues” breakfast in Lawrence.
READY FOR BATTLE
January 7, 1996
State legislators often proclaim the upcoming session will be tough. In ‘96, it’s not just rhetoric.
KU OFFICIALS MAKE BUDGET RESOLUTION
January 7, 1996
University advocates are hoping the new year finds a Legislature willing to boost higher education spending.
SMU RATES KU AS BEST
January 7, 1996
First it was Missouri, then Oklahoma State, then Oklahoma and finally Kansas. Four games. Four defeats. “I’m glad we’re done with the Big Eight,” SMU coach Mike Dement said following Saturday night’s 83-61 loss to the Jayhawks.
THOMAS FINDS RANGE
January 7, 1996
Billy Thomas bricked his first four three-point tries against SMU on Saturday night. At that point, Kansas coach Roy Williams offered some words of wisdom to Thomas, KU’s sophomore guard/forward.
LAFRENTZ RECOVERS AFTER RAGGED START
January 7, 1996
For Kansas sophomore forward Raef LaFrentz, Kansas’ 83-61 victory against Southern Methodist University on Saturday was a family reunion of sorts. Maybe that explains why he struggled to only five points in the first half.
S WISH COMES TRUE
January 7, 1996
A Michigan grandmother gave her Jayhawk-loving grandson the ultimate birthday gift.
SOUND OFF
January 7, 1996
What is the connection between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas? What coaches have a Kansas background? What players with the Packers have a Kansas background? Nolan Cromwell, the Packers’ special teams coach, was an All-American quarterback at Kansas in the mid-1970s. Harry Sydney, the Packers’ running backs coach, was a Kansas quarterback and running back in the late 1970s. Bob Valesente, the Packers’ defensive backfield coach, was head coach at Kansas in 1986 and 1987. Gilbert Brown, a Packers’ defensive lineman, played at Kansas from 1989-92.
SOUND OFF
January 7, 1996
How will the mascot and colors for Free State High School be chosen? And is the name final? Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent for educational programming, provided these answers:
SLEDDING ACCIDENT INJURES KANSAS CITY MAN
January 7, 1996
A 27-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was injured in a sledding accident Saturday afternoon in Jefferson County. Darren Anderson was riding on an old car hood being pulled through a field by a truck when he was thrown off and injured. The accident occurred 2 1/2 miles northwest of the Douglas County line in Jefferson County.
ACCIDENT KILLS BONNER SPRINGS WOMAN
January 7, 1996
A 22-year-old Bonner Springs woman died late Friday from injuries she sustained when her car went left of the center line at Crestline Drive and Oxford Road and struck another vehicle. Jennifer Reeves died at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she had been flown from Lawrence Memorial Hospital by LifeFlight after the accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
FABULOUS FUZZY FRIENDS
January 7, 1996
Llama lovers are springing up across the state.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 7, 1996
Dismissals Sonya Barber and baby boy, Saturday.
TIGHT SESSION
January 7, 1996
State legislators will face many requests and expectations this year with little funding to make constituents’ wishes come true. The Kansas Legislature is likely to feel some trickle-down effects this year from the U.S. Congress.
OHIOAN COMMITS TO KANSAS
January 7, 1996
Curtese Poole, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback-safety from Columbus (Ohio) Mifflin High, has given a verbal commitment to Kansas University’s football team. “They offered me everything I wanted,” Poole said. “I think I’ll have a chance to play early, I like their facilities and their coaches. And they said I’d have the chance to play quarterback.”
KANSAS DRILLS SMU
January 7, 1996
There still was the thrill of victory in Kansas’ basketball locker room on Saturday night. Yet the Jayhawks were a bit bothered to learn Southern Methodist University hit 51.1 percent of its shots in an 83-61 loss to the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.
BOY
January 7, 1996
While sifting through some “40 years ago” items in the Journal-World files, I encountered this item: “Kansas basketball coach Phog Allen was unable to celebrate his latest victory (80-56) over Nebraska for very long. Upon returning to the blue Cadillac which had been presented to him with the opening of Allen Fieldhouse (March 1, 1955), Phog found that a fire had gutted a portion of the auto’s interior. Allen had parked the vehicle just outside the fieldhouse for the KU-NU game. It appeared a smoldering cigarette caused the damage.”
LMH PREPARES TO DECIDE FATE
January 7, 1996
Next week will be an important and busy one for administrators, trustees and employees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The city-owned hospital’s board will hold a final hearing Monday to solicit pubic opinion on two partnership proposals, one from for-profit corporate giant Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., the other from a consortium of nonprofit hospitals that includes the Kansas University Medical Center.
SOUND OFF
January 7, 1996
The Preview Guide (channel 20) on Sunflower Cablevision doesn’t list channel 3 or 13 and maybe others. What’s up with that? The guide should list all channels, said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower Cablevision.
VESTA WYMER
January 7, 1996
VESTA LUNCINDA WYMER Services for Vesta Luncinda Wymer, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lecompton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Angelito Samson officiating.
PEARL SMITH
January 7, 1996
PEARL ANN SMITH Graveside services for Pearl Ann Smith, 99, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Gail Bower officiating.
MEETING ADDRESSES LAWRENCE DISTRICTING
January 7, 1996
More than 30 people attended a districting debate discussion Saturday.
DAV TO HOLD JANUARY MEETING
January 7, 1996
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22 will hold its January meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center, 745 Vt. Any veteran who was wounded, gassed or injured in the line of duty during time of war or while in the service of either the U.S. military or naval forces and has not been dishonorably discharged is eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans Organization.
BLOTTER
January 7, 1996
Law enforcement report Police reports
LEROY ATKINSON
January 7, 1996
LEROY “PETE” ATKINSON Services for Leroy “Pete” Atkinson, 69, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alden-Harrington Chapel in Bonner Springs. Burial will follow at the V.A. National Cemetery in Leavenworth.