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Insurance commission ethics bill introduced
January 17, 1996
Insurance agents and companies should be barred from giving political contributions to the state insurance commissioner, says an area senator.
S DAY PARADE
January 17, 1996
Organizers of the Ninth Annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade are seeking volunteers, float entries and participation in fund-raising events. This year’s parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. March 17. The parade will start at South Park, travel north on Massachusetts Street and across the Kansas River Bridge and east on Locust Street, ending at the Flamingo Club, 901 N. Ninth.
DEVELOPER TO EXPLORE SENATE RUN
January 17, 1996
Darol Rodrock, a 52-year-old rural Gardner Republican, is considering seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan. “I’m just announcing I’m forming an exploratory committee,” Rodrock said Tuesday. He said he will be taking polls and traveling the state in the next few weeks before deciding whether to run.
DEATH
January 17, 1996
A teen-ager accused of committing a widely publicized murder will go before a judge soon to see whether his trial will be held in Franklin County. The attorney for Nathan Earwood, 16, Topeka, has requested a hearing to argue that the teen-ager should be tried somewhere other than Franklin County in the Sept. 24 shooting death of 14-year-old Stephanie Perez.
MARY WILSON
January 17, 1996
Wilson services Overbrook — Services for Mary Margaret “Mag” Wilson, 59, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Doris Fawl officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Mo.
KU BOARD SEEKS FUNDS FOR BUS SYSTEM
January 17, 1996
Kansas University’s Transportation Board on Tuesday night approved a measure seeking about $140,000 for the KU on Wheels bus system, which is projected to be operating in the red by the end of the spring. The board will ask the Student Senate for the funds in a short-term “loan,” said board member Ken Martin.
EXPERTS, COLLECTORS SHARE KNOWLEDGE OF ANTIQUES
January 17, 1996
If you’ve been scavenging the state searching for your favorite aged treasures without any idea of their value or historical significance, you’re in luck. On the third Wednesday of every month, experts on various periods and pieces are on hand at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., to speak about and appraise the collections of interested amateurs at “Know Your Antiques.”
STUDENTS SETTLE BACK INTO ROUTINE
January 17, 1996
Aside from a brief enrollment computer shutdown, more than 20,000 students returned to a relatively normal first day of classes Tuesday at Kansas University. Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, fewer students arrived early to take care of scheduling changes before classes began.
CLIFFORD MOORE
January 17, 1996
Moore services Services for Clifford A. Moore, 77, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Mark England officiating. Burial will be at Washington Creek Cemetery near Lone Star.
NEW SHOP HELPS RELIEVE STRESS
January 17, 1996
who had been hearing about each other’s services for years — have joined forces and opened their own massage and skin therapy shop. Marcia Butell said her massage clients had been bragging to her about Sylvia Bong’s facial and skin care services. At the same time, Bong’s clients were complimenting Butell’s massages.
ARTHUR PATTERSON
January 17, 1996
Services for Arthur Patterson, 80, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Patterson died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SPATE BAFFLES POLICE
January 17, 1996
A flurry of aggravated robberies has police searching for suspects and thankful that no one has been hurt. “We’re very concerned about that (the possibility of injury),” said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department. “When you have armed people committing crimes, the more often it happens, the greater the odds are that somebody is going to get hurt. That concerns us a lot. We want to apprehend these people and get them off the street.”
SOUND OFF
January 17, 1996
How do you qualify for the contests that are held during basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse? And why have the cheerleaders been wearing T-shirts? Lynne Mixson, director of promotions, provided the following information for registrations: The SuperTarget Shot contest is at the local SuperTarget, 3201 Iowa. The McDonald’s Fast Break contest is at local McDonald’s restaurants, except the one in Wal-Mart. Powerbar’s 3-point shooting contest and Vanguard Airlines Free Throw Flyaway are in either the east lobby or northwest entrance of Allen Fieldhouse before home games. And the LAZER Fast Break for Spring Break is at varying sponsors in the area.
SOUND OFF
January 17, 1996
Are bicyclists required to ride single-file on streets, or is it OK for them to ride two abreast? Lawrence city ordinances state that it is unlawful for any bicyclist to ride abreast of another bicyclist on any city street, alley or sidewalk.
UNCOVERED MAIN BLAMED FOR MCLOUTH WATER LOSS
January 17, 1996
Children who removed the lid off an underground water main and exposed its meter to cold air are being blamed for the loss of 100,000 gallons of water in McLouth. The meter, on a main in Threshing Bee Park, broke when exposed to the air.
S SITE PLAN
January 17, 1996
A parking lot for school buses should clean up its act, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday.
GOLDIE BAKER
January 17, 1996
Goldie I. Baker Oskaloosa—Services for Goldie I. Baker, 88, Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Winchester-Wise Cemetery.
HOUSING PLAN GETS PANNED IN BALDWIN
January 17, 1996
A rudimentary plan for a 92-acre subdivision got a cool greeting Tuesday from Baldwin City Council members. “I’d just as soon see it a hayfield forever,” said council member Gary Walbridge. “I’m anti-growth. I don’t want to see Baldwin City become a slabhouse community.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 17, 1996
Births Kristen Coover, Topeka, a girl, Monday.
SOUND OFF
January 17, 1996
Why the inconsistency in sports about blood? In college basketball, play is stopped when a player bleeds or has blood on his uniform. But in pro football, nothing is done about bleeding arms, blood on a uniform, etc. Don’t the pros have a blood rule? According to an NFL representative, the NFL does indeed have a blood rule and it is similar to the NCAA rule. In NCAA football and basketball, a player must leave the game and change his uniform if it is saturated with blood. Determination of the saturation point is made by game officials.
CLARENCE BEAMAN
January 17, 1996
Clarence W. Beaman Services for Clarence W. Beaman, 87, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
WILLIAMS
January 17, 1996
Roy Williams, professor of basketball, gives his Jayhawks an A for their effort during the first semester. Kansas, the fourth-ranked team in the country, has stormed to a 13-1 mark, including wins over Utah, Virginia, UCLA, Indiana, Florida and Oklahoma State. The only blemish has been a loss to Temple in East Rutherford, N.J.
MCLOUTH CRUISES IN OWN TOURNEY
January 17, 1996
McLouth High’s boys basketball coach Steve Gish’s halftime speech to his team focused on two words: defensive intensity. McLouth’s players responded with a 21-6 run in the third quarter that helped seal the team’s 69-52 victory over Valley Falls Monday in the first round of the McLouth Invitational.
CLOSING ARGUMENTS SOUND FOR LONGTIME DISTRICT JUDGE
January 17, 1996
Judge Ralph M. King Jr.is hoping to have some fun in his retirement.
LINWOOD COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW MEMBER
January 17, 1996
The Linwood City Council on Tuesday appointed a new fellow member and elected a new chairman. The appointment of David Brown was unanimously approved. He replaces Margaret Elliott, who moved out of town a couple of months ago, Mayor Arlene Pritchard said.
EVELYN CHRISTIAN
January 17, 1996
Evelyn M. Christian Services for Evelyn Mildred Christian, 85, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
MARION LISHER
January 17, 1996
Marion F. Lisher Services for Marion F. Lisher, 77, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
BLOTTER
January 17, 1996
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EUDORA SEEKS 10TH WIN
January 17, 1996
Eudora High senior Kris Neis is well aware of what a home victory tonight over Louisburg would mean. “Let’s hope we get 10-0 and make history,” said Neis, the leading scorer for the Cardinals.
OTTAWA UPENDED
January 17, 1996
It wasn’t supposed to be close for Ottawa High’s boys basketball team, the No. 5 team in Class 5A. Although Ottawa played Anderson County in the first round of the 27th annual Baldwin Invitational, the game everyone was anticipating was the second-round contest against Augusta.
TONGIE WINS
January 17, 1996
After an early exit last year, Tonganoxie felt like sticking around a while in its own tournament. The Chieftains bumped off No. 2 seed Hiawatha, 74-67, in the Tonganoxie Invitational’s first round Tuesday night at Lobb Arena. Last season, THS lost in the first round, 76-61, to Kansas City Turner.
VERNON MCCALL
January 17, 1996
VERNON L. McCALL Salina — Services for Vernon L. McCall, 92, Salina, were held Jan. 2. Burial was in Crown Point Cemetery in Saline County.
AT UNIVERSITIES
January 17, 1996
Qualified admissions: A bill setting new admission standards at KU and other Kansas Board of Regents universities is to be introduced today. Douglas County legislators in favor
CITY BRIEFS
January 17, 1996
City honors man who saved life
TAX GROUP AIRS COMPLAINTS
January 17, 1996
County commissioners heard a thorough airing of complaints about the property appraisal system in a meeting Tuesday.