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BLOTTER
January 28, 1996
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FUGITIVE BASTON FOUND IN MERIDEN
January 28, 1996
A Douglas County escapee was back behind bars early Saturday. Russell Baston, 27, Lawrence, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at 110 N. Owen, Lot 15, in Meriden, where authorities found him hiding under a bed.
RENOWNED POET RETURNS TO SCHOOLS
January 28, 1996
Poet Sandy Lyne will return to Lawrence schools for two weeks to work with students, teachers and parents. Lyne, a prize-winning poet, first conducted workshops in Lawrence in November 1994. His periodic visits, which will stretch over six years, are the result of a business-education partnership of the school district, Mercantile Bank of Lawrence and the Lied Center at Kansas University.
INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS MAY INCONVENIENCE TRAVELERS
January 28, 1996
A complex construction project on the West Lawrence Turnpike toll plaza will take place this year.
NELLIE SCOTT
January 28, 1996
NELLIE A. SCOTT McLouth — Services for Nellie A. Scott, 97, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, McLouth with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery.
ELBERT HOOVER SR.
January 28, 1996
ELBERT OREN HOOVER SR. DeSoto — Services for Elbert Oren Hoover Sr., 76, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe.
LOIS EVANS
January 28, 1996
Memorial services for Lois Evans, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Dick Todd officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Evans died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
EVERYWHEREALMOST
January 28, 1996
Area residents who don’t own the hardware to go on-line have few public access points available. But that’s changing.
PAYCHECKS AT CITY RECEIVE 3% BOOST
January 28, 1996
City employees received something extra in their paychecks Friday
SOUND OFF
January 28, 1996
Why doesn’t the Caller ID through Southwestern Bell display the out-of-the-area calls like they said they were going to start doing in December? Are they still planning on making that change? Mike Scott, Southwestern Bell’s area manager of external affairs, said the Federal Communications Commission began mandating all long-distance telephone companies to disclose the out-of-the-area phone numbers beginning Dec. 1. However there may be several reasons some callers are still not identified on the Caller ID’s digital telephone display, including:
SOUND OFF
January 28, 1996
Who’s going to pay for the Crisis Response Team having to apprehend Russell Baston, who was facing aggravated kidnapping — the district court, which let him go, or the Lawrence Police Department? To my calculation, there were at least 10 officers called out on overtime, for a minimum of three hours, which comes to about $700. “The city of Lawrence will pay the Lawrence police officers involved in apprehending Russell Baston,” said Sgt. Rick Nickell of the police department.
EX-OSKALOOSA COACH ELLIOTT DIES
January 28, 1996
Former Oskaloosa High boys basketball coach Dave Elliott died last Saturday of cancer. He was 46. Elliott, who died at the Oral Roberts U. cancer treatment center in Tulsa, Okla., coached at Oskaloosa from 1988 to 1991, compiling a 4-53 record in his three seasons.
THE ROBE ROSTER
January 28, 1996
Here are some of the films made by Kansas University graduate and Hollywood director Mike Robe:
T FIT BILL MAYER COLUMN
January 28, 1996
Some people have worked darned hard to get bright, lively and popular new suits for the Kansas Jayhawk mascot and the Baby Jayhawk. But they’ve fallen a little short. The first new Baby Jay that debuted not long ago was a disaster. It looked like a cross between Tweety Bird and Woody Woodpecker and was about as menacing as a chihuahua without teeth. The suit was returned for adjustments and the second edition was better, except the same round head was retained even though a more prominent beak was added. Baby Jay’s head for all the refurbishment still looks aerodynamically obscene. The wind drag would ground the critter after a few flaps of its wings and the little critter couldn’t even fly as far as Orville and Wilbur Wright propelled their 1903 Kitty Hawk.
SUPER BOWL, KANSAS HAVE FAINT LINKS
January 28, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering if today’s Kansas-Nebraska CCVI will be more exciting than Super Bowl XXX … Kansas has very faint ties to the Super Bowl protagonists. Former KU guard John Jones is on the Dallas practice squad — he made the trip to Tempe — and Kent Stephenson, a KU aide from 1979-82, is Pittsburgh’s offensive line coach …
CROSSING THE BRIDGE TO RECOVERY
January 28, 1996
A local program gives youths charged in drug and alcohol-related crimes a second chance.
SOUND OFF
January 28, 1996
When you’re on a motorcycle and you come up to a stoplight and the light doesn’t change because the detectors don’t pick up the motorcycle, what should you do? “There is no provision in city ordinances or state statutes that allows for the operator of a motorcycle to proceed through a red light because the detector does not change the traffic signal,” said Lt. Ed Brunt of the Lawrence Police Department. “An operator who does so proceeds at his or her own risk.”
MAJORITY OF GIFTS TO KUEA COME FROM INDIVIDUALS
January 28, 1996
KU may be ahead of the ball in fund-raising strategies for the future.
EAGLES GET ATTENTION AT MALL
January 28, 1996
Visitors flock to a Lawrence outlet mall to see the eagles that gather outside it each winter.
KANSAS DAY RICH IN HISTORY
January 28, 1996
As Kansas Day approaches Monday, three Kansas historians relate tales that tell a lot about the Sunflower State’s rich history.
HOSPICE SEEKING PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
January 28, 1996
Hospice Care in Douglas County will offer a training course for those interested in becoming Hospice volunteers. The sessions will be held on the evenings of Feb. 22, March 7 and March 14 and during the day on March 16 and 17 in the conference room in the VNA/Hospice offices, 336 Mo.
Wildgen goes distance
January 28, 1996
Lawrence’s city manager likes to run, bike, hike, hunt, fish … and run daily operations for a city of 72,000.
FINDING THAT RIGHT JOB MAY GET A LITTLE EASIER
January 28, 1996
College students seeking employment have a couple avenues to choose from, including a jobs fair next week.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 28, 1996
Births Jess and Lisa Fern, Baldwin, a girl, Saturday.
WILDGEN GOES DISTANCE
January 28, 1996
Lawrence’s city manager likes to run, bike, hike, hunt, fish … and run daily operations for a city of 72,000.
NU FANS READY FOR GAME
January 28, 1996
Nebraska’s basketball fans have been in the news a lot this season. For all the wrong reasons.
LAWRENCE MILL LEVY RANKS LOW IN CLASS
January 28, 1996
Levy list Property taxes in first-class Kansas cities, from lowest to highest: