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SCHOOL AGENDA
July 6, 1996
Bottom line School board members Monday night will elect a new president to replace John Tacha, who has served as the board’s leader during the past year.
REBELS WIN
July 6, 1996
Duncan pitches Rebels to 12-4 win
LAWRENCE LIBERTARIAN VOWS FIGHT
July 6, 1996
A Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from Lawrence won’t take being removed from the Nov. 5 ballot sitting down.
RAIDERS LOSE IN OKIE
July 6, 1996
Lawrence’s Raiders dropped their second consecutive game at the Glen Winget Memorial baseball tournament with a 5-3 loss to host Bartlesville, Okla., on Friday night. The Raiders fell behind 3-0 early and wasted opportunities in the middle innings. With the bases loaded and nobody out in the third inning, Andy Johnston hit a sacrifice fly that scored Kevin Wilson. However, Shaun Edmondson was thrown out attempting to go from first to third. Then Matt Boucher was called out at home to end the inning.
VIRGEL WILSON
July 6, 1996
Funeral services for Virgel Loren Wilson, 89, Topeka, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Wilson died Friday, July 5, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.
SCHEHRER SERVICES
July 6, 1996
Funeral services for Regina C. Schehrer, 92, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora, with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Mrs. Schehrer died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
WILLIE REED
July 6, 1996
Services for Willie Alfred Reed, 67, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ninth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Rene Brown officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Reed died Thursday, July 4, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka.
WOMAN GETS FELONY CHARGE FOR THIRD BATTERY
July 6, 1996
A 35-year-old Lawrence woman has the dubious distinction of being the first person in Douglas County to be charged with a felony count of battery under a new state law. Paula Annette Hines, 1319 Vt., was formally charged Friday for allegedly striking another woman about 10:10 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Perry.
OPENINGS
July 6, 1996
Construction problems have delayed today’s planned opening of two new hotels near Sixth and Iowa. Tom Scott, director of hotel operations for Shreeji Investment Inc., which owns the new Comfort Inn & Suites hotel, said company construction workers have been busy with another project in Blue Springs, Mo., and haven’t had time to complete the Lawrence building.
FIREWORKS SPARK INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT
July 6, 1996
America’s birthday turned into an international incident Thursday north of Lawrence. Friends of John and Julie Tollefson, rural Lawrence, gathered for their annual July Fourth cookout and blowout. Guests combine their fireworks arsenals for a nearly full day of tank battles, parachutes and missile launches.
FOUL PLAY UNLIKELY IN FATAL FALL
July 6, 1996
There appears to be no foul play in an incident in which a man was killed when he fell Thursday from a fourth-story apartment balcony, Lawrence police said Friday. David Lee Harden, 21, 926 N.H., was pronounced dead at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was taken by helicopter.
HOPEFUL SUES FOR SPOT ON BALLOT
July 6, 1996
The Democratic candidate for Douglas County sheriff is seeking a court order to put his name back on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. Mark Creamer, a hemp advocate whose candidacy was snuffed last month by a Kansas Bureau of Investigation background check, said he filed the petition Friday in Douglas County District Court. It challenges a KBI decision that Creamer’s 1971 conviction for attempted possession of marijuana disqualifies him from seeking the sheriff’s job.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 6, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * An automobile battery, tape recorder and other items valued on a police report at $1,605 were taken between 6 p.m. June 17 and 11 a.m. Sunday from the 2100 block of Harper, police reported Friday.
DAVID HARDEN
July 6, 1996
Services for David Lee Harden, 21, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Topeka. Private burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Harden died Thursday, July 5, 1996, at an Overland Park hospital.
VOTH SERVICES
July 6, 1996
Funeral services for Emma R. Voth, 87, Goessel, will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Rural Goessel. Burial will be in Alexanderwohl Cemetery. Mrs. Voth died Tuesday, July 2, 1996, at the Bethesda Home, Goessel.
KANU ANNOUNCES STAFF CHANGES
July 6, 1996
The public radio station at Kansas University announced the appointment of two staff members. Nick Haines, the station’s former Statehouse bureau chief, was named news director of KANU-FM and managing editor of Kansas Public Radio.
TREE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
July 6, 1996
Burl Blackburn heard plenty of loud explosions during World War II battles in the South Pacific. But the rural Lawrence resident said he never had heard a bang as loud as the one outside his house Thursday morning.
POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF RAPE
July 6, 1996
Lawrence police are investigating two unrelated reports of rape that recently occurred in the city. In the first incident, a 27-year-old Olathe woman reported she was raped by two men she knew between 12:01 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. June 23 in the 500 block of McDonald Drive.
SOUND OFF
July 6, 1996
When the Postal Service moves into its new building on 31st Street, will that become the main office for Lawrence, or will it continue to be the substation that serves southern Lawrence? Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said the new post office on 31st Street will serve south Lawrence’s Zip Codes 66046 and 66047 and the main post office will remain downtown.
LONE STAR CONCESSION
July 6, 1996
What’s going on with Lone Star’s concession stand? It’s never open, and I’ve heard it’s never going to open this season. What’s the truth? The concession area was closed for about two weeks last month while county officials renegotiated the contract with their concessionaire.
LAKE PERRY AERIAL DISPLAY RESCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT
July 6, 1996
A fireworks display that was doused Thursday by a rainstorm has been rescheduled for today. The Lake Perry display was scheduled to be the finale Thursday of a daylong festival featuring food, music, boat races, military displays and other attractions. But a storm that lasted until noon left organizers too little time to put together the show, which takes nearly 12 hours to set up.
SATURDAY COLUMN
July 6, 1996
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission welcomed two new members last week. As noted in a news story at that time, this important body is likely to face many challenging questions as the proposed city-county master planning guide, Horizon 2020, comes closer to reality. Depending on an individual’s bias, the city and county have been either overly zealous in trying to control growth and development or the city or governmental units have been too lax and too quick to approve new developments, commercial as well as residential.
PATROL INVESTIGATES DEATH OF 90-YEAR-OLD
July 6, 1996
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the unattended death of a Topeka man found Tuesday night in his vehicle on a Jefferson County road. Charley Leadtka, 90, Topeka, was found by a farmer about 8:30 p.m. on a country road about a mile north of Winchester, a KHP dispatcher said.
CITY BUSINESS
July 6, 1996
City background Commissioners already have approved spending $1.01 million from the program, 20 percent less than the $1.23 million they eventually received.
MASK-SNORKEL-FIN DIVES INTO BUSINESS NEXT MONTH
July 6, 1996
Jim and Karen Jackson’s new scuba diving facility will be a first for Lawrence and one of only a few facilities like it in Kansas.
CHAMPIONS SIGN RECOVERED BY POLICE
July 6, 1996
This much the police knew: Someone must have stolen a large Kansas Turnpike sign proclaiming Kansas University the 1988 NCAA basketball champions. Police recovered the sign Friday night near 12th and Connecticut in Lawrence.
PIERCE TO FACE BEST
July 6, 1996
There isn’t supposed to be a basketball team in the world that will give the Dream Team so much as a scare on the road to Olympic gold. So forget about much of a game today, when the U.S. men’s basketball team — a.k.a. Dream Team III — meets the U.S. Under-22 Team in an exhibition at the sold-out Palace.
MAYER COLUMN
July 6, 1996
One of the basketball players who seems to get lost in the shuffle of the shift of the Big Eight to the Big 12 Conference is Joseph White, originally from St. Louis. How many times has Jo Jo been overlooked or ignored when historians have written about brilliant cagers at Big Eight schools? As a guard-leader, the 6-3 White was a mid-term entry at Kansas, becoming eligible midway through the 1965-66 season. That allowed coach Ted Owens to move 6-5 Al Lopes from guard to forward, and gave KU the great guard tandem of Jo Jo and Delvy Lewis.
LMH BOARD WILL REVIEW REPORT RULING
July 6, 1996
Hospital trustees will decide whether a national accrediting group’s report should be kept secret.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 6, 1996
Births Carmen and Mario Godines, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
EUDORA GOLF COURSE OPENS
July 6, 1996
It’s no Augusta National. Then again, you don’t have to be rich or influential to play Eudora Riverview Golf course.
BALLOT BASICS
July 6, 1996
As of Friday, there were 45,959 registered voters in Douglas County, including 36,196 in Lawrence.
HUMAN SOCIETY BRIEF
July 6, 1996
What is the address of the Lawrence Humane Society, and how can you get there with all of the road construction near 19th and Harper? The humane society’s animal shelter is at 1805 E. 19th. For weeks, road work forced visitors to take detours to get to the shelter, but a shelter employee said Wednesday that 19th and Harper was open.
SOUND OFF
July 6, 1996
After Free State High School is completed, will Lawrence High School still be classified as a 6A school, and will Free State be classified as a 6A school? Both Lawrence High and Free State High schools will be classified in 6A, the state’s largest size classification, when Free State opens in 1997.