Archive for Tuesday, January 30, 1996

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OFFICIALS SPREAD MESSAGE OF UNIVERSITY BENEFITS
January 30, 1996
For once, a House committee was rendered temporarily speechless. Victor Frost, Kansas University director of the Telecommunications and Information Sciences Laboratory, and A.L. Chapman, KU Medical Center associate vice chancellor for research administration, explained Monday to the House Economic Development Committee how higher education helped the state’s economy.
BALDWIN CLOSES IN ON NO. 20
January 30, 1996
Whether Brian Sheldon is a prophet remains to be seen, but his promise to coach Rick Weaver is about to come true. The Wildcats’ basketball team whipped Ottawa, 85-73, Monday night at the Collins Center. Baker improved to 19-5 and is just three victories away from the school record for victories in a season.
STUDENTS TASTE PIONEER LIFE
January 30, 1996
Kansas Day was the perfect opportunity to introduce kindergartners to the state’s past.
PRAEGER DISAGREES WITH PLATFORM
January 30, 1996
Two Lawrence Republican legislators disagree with parts of the new GOP state platform.
DAVID TREPTOW
January 30, 1996
Services for David John Treptow, 47, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Paola. Mr. Treptow died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, at a Gardner hospital following a brain tumor.
SAMUEL NUTT
January 30, 1996
Samuel J. Nutt Olathe — Services for Samuel J. Nutt, 63, DeSoto, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, with military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 153.
LONGTIME JAZZ SHOW HOST DIES
January 30, 1996
Bob Hammond, host of KANU’s “Jazz in the Night,” died Sunday.
MARVEL GRISWOLD
January 30, 1996
Griswold services Services for Marvel S. Griswold, 87, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
MARTHA HARSHBERGER
January 30, 1996
Harshberger services Services for Martha Ruth Harshberger, 83, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Nick Shaffer officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
TEEN SHOT AT LINWOOD PARTY
January 30, 1996
Authorities still are trying to figure out what happened when a fight and gunshots occurred at a party Saturday night near Linwood.
THELMA HOWE
January 30, 1996
Thelma Jane Howe Services for Thelma Jane Howe, 91, Lawrence, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap, Iowa.
ROYALS READY FOR FIGHT TO FILL KC STADIUM
January 30, 1996
The Royals will have a new look this season, with more young players on the field and a mascot in the bleachers.
HELEN LLOYD
January 30, 1996
Helen K. Lloyd Ottawa — Services for Helen K. Lloyd, 82, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with the Rev. Henry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.
ESCAPE CHARGES FILED AGAINST BASTON
January 30, 1996
A man who escaped last week from the Douglas County Jail was in district court on Monday. So were a bunch of deputies and corrections officers. At least seven officers were in the courtroom when Russell D. Baston accompanied four other inmates into court for a first appearance. Several other sheriff’s officers remained outside the courtroom while court was in session. He remained handcuffed with his legs shackled until he reached the courtroom door.
KU FRATERNITY EXPELLS PLEDGES AFTER INCIDENT
January 30, 1996
A Kansas University fraternity expelled four of its freshmen pledges Monday after they allegedly harassed a man and threw a rock through his car window early Sunday. Police reported that the man was harassed with anti-homosexual comments and a rock was thrown through his car window about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Memorial Drive, west of the Campanile. There were no injuries.
EUDORA SHUTS DOWN LOUISBURG
January 30, 1996
Eudora’s second-half three-point defense spelled doom for Louisburg as the Cardinals won at home for the first time this season, 71-60, on Monday night. It was a tale of two halves from beyond the arc for the Wildcats. Louisburg was hot from three-point range early. Fifteen of their first 28 points were threes.
95
January 30, 1996
Building permits dropped in 1995 as demand for new houses in Lawrence decreased.
BALDWIN DISCUSSES POOL OPTIONS
January 30, 1996
The Baldwin City Commission and members of the community held a special meeting Monday night to discuss restoration or rebuilding of the city’s swimming pool. David W. Schwartz, an engineer for Larkin Associates Consulting Engineers Inc., presented a swimming pool overview, suggesting that a new pool be built instead of renovating the old.
BLOTTER
January 30, 1996
Police reports * Police arrested an 18-year-old Lawrence man Monday on a warrant of aggravated battery. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 1 p.m. and released at 3:45 p.m. Monday after posting $5,000 bond. The man was scheduled to make a first appearance at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 7 in Douglas County District Court. Details of the arrest weren’t available Monday night.
KENTUCKY, PENNSYLVANIA PREPS COMMIT TO KU FOOTBALL
January 30, 1996
A New Yorker-turned-Kentuckian and a native Pennsylvanian have given verbal commitments to Kansas University’s football team. Derek Potter, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker-tight end from Franklin-Simpson High in Franklin, Ky., and Bilal Cook, a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back-quarterback from Duquesne (Pa.) High, have said they’ll play football for KU next fall.
LIONS TO CATCH TROY ONROLL
January 30, 1996
If the state’s basketball coaches know what they’re talking about, Lawrence High will play two more quality opponents this week, starting with tonight’s contest against Topeka High at the Trojans’ gym. Topeka High (10-3) has won four consecutive games and seven of its past eight to jump to seventh in the coaches’ poll. On Friday, the Lions (6-6) will play at eighth-ranked Shawnee Mission Northwest. Tipoff for the non-league contest between Lawrence and Topeka is approximately 7:45 p.m.
KU NETTERS ONROLL
January 30, 1996
Kansas’ sweep of the singles and doubles championships at the Big Eight Indoor establishes KU as the tennis team to beat in the conference this spring. “I’d say we’re as good as we’ve ever been,” KU coach Michael Center said of the No. 22-ranked Jayhawks, winners of two league outdoor titles. “For those who watched us play over the weekend, I think they saw the best talent we’ve had here. And I think it’ll be our best team. But it’s still early. A lot can happen in a couple months.”
SOUND OFF
January 30, 1996
Why doesn’t the Journal-World offer an access line to private schools for school closings? It would be a big help to parents. “Thanks for the inquiry,” said Ralph Gage, Journal-World general manager. “The request runs somewhat counter to the philosophy of Access, which was to provide publicly supported agencies such as the city, the county and the school district with free services, and to allow commercial ventures to sponsor or use the information service for a fee. Nevertheless, we’ll discuss it.”
LOCAL STARS HEADED FOR PRIME TIME
January 30, 1996
The Lawrence area will be in the prime-time spotlight on Friday, as not one but two — count ‘em — two area residents will appear on national television. As many area residents already know, Miss Kansas USA Danielle Boatwright of Tonganoxie will compete in the Miss USA Pageant on Friday night. The pageant will be televised by CBS.
REWARD OFFERED IN ANTIQUES THEFT
January 30, 1996
Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County needs your help in locating antiques valued at more than $15,000 that were recently stolen from a self-storage unit. The police report indicates that the items were stolen between Dec. 15 and Jan. 8 from a storage unit at Storage Trust Rental Spaces, 811 E. 23rd.
MINERVA TURLEY
January 30, 1996
Services for Minerva “Sissy” Fetty Turley, 84, Fort Scott, will be held today at Community Christian Church in Fort Scott. Burial will be at the U.S. National Cemetery. Mrs. Turley died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996.
CORRECTION
January 30, 1996
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, a story in Monday’s edition contained incorrect dates for kindergarten roundup at Sunflower School. Roundup at Sunflower will be April 22 and 23.
SOUND OFF
January 30, 1996
What hasn’t Grant School been closed? Couldn’t Woodlawn easily absorb those students? Supt. Al Azinger said that closing schools is a complex issue. Closing Grant has been discussed in the past and, at that time and under those circumstances, the board of education felt that it was appropriate to keep it open. Woodlawn has 180 students, and its building capacity is 285. Grant has 70 students.
KU EASY CHOICE FOR BRADFORD
January 30, 1996
It would have been easy for Nicky Bradford to wallow in Hog heaven. Born and reared in Fayetteville, Bradford’s home sits just a few miles from the University of Arkansas campus. His high school sits on a hill overlooking UA. The Hogs’ gym, Walton Arena, is a long outlet pass from Fayetteville High’s front door.
SUGGESTION BOX
January 30, 1996
To propose a project for the “1997-2002 Capital Improvement Plan for the City of Lawrence,” you may make your pitch to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission during a public input meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
SOUND OFF
January 30, 1996
What are the ordinances on keeping poultry inside the city limits? You can’t keep live chickens or any other kind of live fowl inside city limits unless you owned them prior to December 1992, an official in the city clerk’s office said. The fowl must be kept at least 75 feet away from any dwelling other than your own.
COUNTY REJECTS PROPOSALS
January 30, 1996
County commissioners don’t want private roads used as the tools for assembling unplatted rural subdivisions.
S WILLIAMS GETS JUST DESSERT
January 30, 1996
Roy Williams devoured his hot fudge sundae with extra nuts on Sunday night. “I’m in good shape, but I’ll do it again tonight it felt so good,” Williams, Kansas’ basketball coach, said Monday, a day after the Jayhawks’ 88-73 victory over Nebraska in Lincoln.
MEMORY
January 30, 1996
Ramon Bradford was the first person to predict greatness for his baby brother. It was Ramon Bradford who chipped in with the oldest of the three Bradford children, Eric, to buy little Nicky his first basketball hoop, a toy the precocious 2-year-old would ravage in the Bradford living room.
BLOTTER
January 30, 1996
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUPLE TOUCHES GROUND
January 30, 1996
For nearly a year, Merle Shultz struggled to bring his Ukrainian wife to the United States. On Monday, he succeeded.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 30, 1996
Dismissals Lois Granowski, Lawrence; Milla Mumma, Ottawa.
SOUND OFF
January 30, 1996
Why is J.C. Penney listed under the P section in the phone book, but JC Construction is listed under the J section in the phone book? What is the telephone company’s criteria in making these kinds of decisions? Mike Scott of Southwestern Bell said it is up to the customer to decide where it wants its name and phone number to appear in the telephone book.
SOUND OFF
January 30, 1996
Which elementary schools in the Lawrence district have before- or after-school child care? Has the Eudora district ever thought about this? Parent-teacher groups of these Lawrence schools have signed contracts with private child-care providers to offer before- or after-school care, or both: Broken Arrow, Centennial, Cordley, Deerfield, Kennedy, New York, Prairie Park, Schwegler, Sunflower, Sunset Hill and Wakarusa Valley.