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RANTOUL MAN SHOT AFTER ARGUMENT OVER GO-CART
July 2, 1996
A Franklin County man was being held in jail after he allegedly shot a man following an argument over a go-cart.
WORKERS PROTEST POSTAL PRIVATIZATION
July 2, 1996
Local postal workers took part Monday in a national demonstration against efforts to turn many postal services over to private businesses and to automate.
LAW STUDENT ASSISTING AT LAWRENCE INDIAN CENTER
July 2, 1996
The Douglas County Legal Aid community outreach program and Lawrence Indian Center have teamed up to provide a law student intern this summer at the center, 1423 Haskell. The intern will be available to answer basic legal questions and provide assistance in resolving legal issues. Although not a licensed attorney, the intern will be able to direct patrons to other agencies for further assistance.
T AFFECT KU
July 2, 1996
A court ruling on university affirmative action admissions programs won’t affect the School of Law at Kansas University, KU’s law dean said Monday. The Supreme Court let stand Monday an appeals court decision that found the University of Texas law school’s plan for Mexican-Americans and black Americans discriminated against whites.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 2, 1996
Births David Vance and Franchesca LoGiudice-Vance, (no hometown listed), a girl, June 12
SOUND OFF
July 2, 1996
I’m an architect, and I heard there was going to be a preservation conference in Lawrence sometime this year. Has it happened yet? No. The Statewide Historic Preservation Conference is scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3, at the Masonic Temple, 1001 Mass.; and the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
SOUND OFF
July 2, 1996
Every day last week, the KPL power plant had helicopters take off and land about every 15 minutes. Why? The helicopters are used to install fiber optic cable to most the area towns KPL serves.
FIREWORKS TRANSPORTATION
July 2, 1996
Revelers heading Thursday to Burcham Park for Independence Day festivities can park in downtown parking lots and board a free shuttle, sponsored by the Journal-World, to the park.
REGENTS SEEK CREDIT CARD SOLUTION
July 2, 1996
The state boardwith jurisdiction over KU wants to restore student use of bank cards for payment of tuition.
SOUND OFF
July 2, 1996
Is a basketball conference like a league, stories never say. Do different conferences play one another, and if so, why? Why not have one conference where everyone gets to play? A conference and a league are the same thing, says Journal-World Sports Editor Chuck Woodling. Conference teams play other conference teams. They are called non-conference games. The whole idea of a conference is to have a league champion. In basketball, a league champion usually earns an NCAA berth.
THREE CHARGED FOR HATE CRIME
July 2, 1996
Three men have been charged with battery after they allegedly beat a man at KU because they believed he was gay.
RED CROSS MANAGER RETIRING FROM POST
July 2, 1996
After 31 years of service in Lawrence, Jo Byers has retired as chapter manager of the Douglas County Red Cross. National Red Cross provides guidelines to follow in the process of hiring a chapter manager and a search committee would be formed soon.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 2, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A money bag containing an unreported amount of cash, a microwave and other items valued together at $2,205 were taken between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday from a residence in the 2600 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported Monday.
KU ASSOCIATE AD LEAVES FOR UCLA
July 2, 1996
Betsy Stephenson is leaving her alma mater for UCLA. Stephenson, a 1983 Kansas University graduate who has worked as KU’s associate athletic director since December of 1992, has accepted a similar position at the Pac 10 institution.
BERT NASH SUING BALDWIN OVER HOUSING DELOPMENT
July 2, 1996
The suit claims Baldwin officials denied a Lawrence agency the opportunity to establish a group home under its zoning regulations.
SOUND OFF
July 2, 1996
Is it really necessary to put a chain-link fence around the new soccer fields at Holcom Park? The openness and greenness would be more pleasing to the neighborhood if it were not necessary. “Chain-link fencing will help keep vehicles, etcetera, off the new fields, thus protecting the grass,” said Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent. “The chain-link fence also will keep soccer balls out of the adjacent neighborhood and the street.”
RAIDERS RALLY TO SWEEP
July 2, 1996
The Lawrence Raiders seemed to have nine lives during a doubleheader on Monday night at Ice Field. In both games, the Raiders built leads only to see them crumble in four-run rallies by Topeka Post 74.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 2, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A money bag containing an unreported amount of cash, a microwave and other items valued together at $2,205 were taken between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday from a residence in the 2600 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported Monday.
THE GAP EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN BY FALL
July 2, 1996
A Gap store may be open in downtown Lawrence as soon as November.
LONE STAR IMPROVEMENTS CREATE SAFE ENVIRONMENT
July 2, 1996
Heavy usage has prompted Douglas County officials to beef up enforcement of regulations and to increase the amenities at Lone Star Lake.
AREA RESIDENTS TO ATTEND ANGUS SHOW
July 2, 1996
Two Lawrence-area youths will be among 710 cattle breeders participating in a national Angus show from July 16 to July 20. Amanda Lohmann, Lecompton, and Tyson Russell, Baldwin, will exhibit cattle at the 1996 National Junior Angus Show at the American Royal Complex, Kansas City, Mo.
S DOG DAYS UNLEASHED
July 2, 1996
Wanna get in shape? Come out to Red Dog’s Dog Days at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
ORGAN WORK IN CONCERT WITH CHAPEL RESTORATION
July 2, 1996
The century-old instrument came close to winding up in the trash pile; instead it will be reunited with its chapel home.
IS THE WOODLANDS ON ITS LAST LEGS?
July 2, 1996
Yes, Toto, greyhounds are still running at the Woodlands. Yeah, I know you thought the track had gone to the dogs. “One of our biggest struggles,” says Derrick Reicheneker, the Woodlands’ marketing director, “is fighting the image of being under Chapter 11.”
PETTENGILL SERVICES
July 2, 1996
Services for Nathan W. Pettengill, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Pettengill died Saturday, June 29, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.