Archive for Monday, July 29, 1996

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APPLICATIONS WELCOME FOR SCHOOL KIT PROGRAM
July 29, 1996
The Elizabeth B. Ballard Community Center, 708 Elm, will be taking applications through Aug. 9 for the annual school kit program. The program is a countywide service offering school supply kits to the children of families with limited finances. The center annually distributes hundreds of school kits to children enrolling in kindergarten through sixth grade in Lawrence Unified School District 497, and Douglas County Schools.
STATE GAMES ADDS GYMNASTIC TWIST
July 29, 1996
Medals of gold, silver and bronze were placed around the necks of grinning gymnasts Sunday evening at Robinson Gymnasium, completing the first gymnastics competition ever at the Sunflower State Games. Commissioner Kelly Dirks, part owner of Lawrence Gymnastics Academy, said he was pleased with the turnout of 48 competitors in the girls competition. The boys competition had to be canceled because only 11 entered and at least 20 were needed.
CITY BOWLERS SHINE AT SUNFLOWER GAMES
July 29, 1996
Lawrence bowlers took the opportunity to show off at the Sunflower State Games Sunday at Royal Crest Lanes. City bowlers picked up 16 total medals in the competition, including five golds. Topeka bowlers finished with seven medals and two event titles.
IN-LINE HOCKEY IN LINE WITH STATE GAMES
July 29, 1996
While the weekend wasn’t paved with gold for the Lawrence teams competing in the Sunflower State Games in-line hockey tournament, there certainly was plenty of silver to go around. Lawrence teams took the silver medal in all three age groups that were played over the weekend in the parking lot at SuperTarget. In addition, the Lawrence Blades won the bronze in the 11-12 age group.
CITY HOSTS PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
July 29, 1996
Participants will be able to get an up-close look at two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods during the three-day conference.
SALVAGE COMPANY REMAINS IN THE FAMILY FOR 50 YEARS
July 29, 1996
After 50 years in the salvage business, George Milton Faler retires and turns the family business over to his son George Michael Faler.
HIRATSUKA STUDENTS ARRIVE FOR VISIT
July 29, 1996
A delegation of 20 junior high and high school students from Hiratsuka, Japan, has arrived in Lawrence as part the “Friends of Hiratsuka” summer exchange program. Mickey and Berta Woolard are scheduling events for the Hiratsuka delegation’s stay in Lawrence.
RAYMOND LEE HALL
July 29, 1996
Graveside services for Raymond Lee Hall, 56, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hall died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at his home.
S HER BIRTHDAY
July 29, 1996
For the past six years, Amanda Lohmann hasn’t been home to blow out the candles on her birthday cake. Instead, her July 17 birthday is celebrated with family among hay bales, cattle feed, lawn chairs and about 1,000 head of Angus cattle. But the birthday is almost an afterthought. It’s the competition and camaraderie that keep her away from home each July as the Lohmann family, from Lecompton, attends the National Junior Angus Show.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 29, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Police were investigating a report of an aggravated assault in which someone threatened a 20-year-old Lawrence man with a handgun between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday at 31st and Louisiana. No one was injured in the incident, police reported. The suspect was an acquaintance of the victim. No arrests have been made.
POST
July 29, 1996
A moderate-conservative split in the Republican Party is a major factor in the 3rd Congressional District GOP primary.
2 VIE FOR DEMOCRATIC NOD FOR 3RD DISTRICT
July 29, 1996
The jingling sound of money entering Judy Hancock’s campaign chest has been the main noise emerging in the relatively quiet Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District nomination. The race features Hancock, an international trade attorney, and Preston L. Conner, founder of the National Association of Part-time and Temporary Employees.
S OF CHOOSING AN ISP
July 29, 1996
Perhaps you’ve given America Online or CompuServe a try for a few hours. After all, they did send you a free disk, maybe several dozen of them. And perhaps you’ve decided that while the slick graphics and ease of use were appealing at first, what you really want is to dive head-first into the Internet without any commercial service’s colorful “front-end” software in your way. You’re ready to face all of those acronyms (well, some of them, anyway), you’re ready to hassle with making your computer “Internet-ready.” And you’re itching to explore the World Wide Web unfettered. If this description fits you, you’re going to need to find an ISP.
RICHARD RODEWALD
July 29, 1996
Age: 60. Hometown: rural Lawrence.
ED EILERT
July 29, 1996
Age: 56. Hometown: Overland Park.
EFFINGHAM MAKES BIG SPLASH AT GAMES
July 29, 1996
Surely the Effingham Splash wouldn’t have an answer for 6-foot-9 Paul Shirley. Shirley, a Jefferson West product who is headed to Iowa State, gave Topeka Shriver a huge height advantage in the championship game of the over 19 three-on-three Sunflower Games basketball tournament.
VINCE SNOWBARGER
July 29, 1996
Age: 46. Hometown: Olathe.
GREG SCHOOFS
July 29, 1996
Age: 27. Hometown: Prairie Village.
SOUND OFF
July 29, 1996
Why isn’t there a sidewalk on 31st Street between Haskell and Iowa streets? Several factors have played into that situation, said Terese Gorman, city engineer:
ANNE B. LYDDON
July 29, 1996
Age: 55. Hometown: Prairie Village.
SOUND OFF
July 29, 1996
I was told women are “legally” allowed to join Rotary Clubs. What politician decided that? Why don’t they keep their noses out of this kind of organization? On May 4, 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 7-0, that women must be admitted to Rotary Clubs. Until that time, Rotary was all male.
MILITARY BAND TO PLAY
July 29, 1996
The 312th United States Army Band will present a public concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at South Park in Lawrence. The concert is free and open to the public.
A VISIT TO CULTURE THEY LEFT BEHIND
July 29, 1996
A visit to Vietnam gives sisters a greater understanding of themselves and each other.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 29, 1996
Dismissals Heather Gumm and baby girl, Tonganoxie; Darla Edmiston and baby boy, Lawrence.
BONNIE RAHIMIAN
July 29, 1996
Age: 49. Hometown: Overland Park.
JEFFERSON COUNTY ACCIDENT KILLS WOMAN
July 29, 1996
A 26-year-old Silver Lake woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night about two miles south of Valley Falls in Jefferson County. Amy M. Fox, Silver Lake, was pronounced dead at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, where she was taken following the accident at Kansas Highway 4 and Blue Mound Road, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
SOUND OFF
July 29, 1996
Who owns the soccer fields at the end of Wakarusa Drive, and who is permitted to use them? Youth Sports Inc., a private organization, owns the fields southwest of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive. YSI officials determine who uses the fields.
GREENLEE LIGHTS UP LOCAL GAMES
July 29, 1996
She didn’t dazzle the crowds with any behind-the-back passes like Nicky Bradford or light up the nets a la Jacque Vaughn, but Sarah Greenlee was perhaps the most popular of all the stars who shined at the Sunflower State Games. As a sports and Kansas University basketball fan, Greenlee would feel humbly flattered to be mentioned in the same context as the two KU hoopsters. She’s established her own impact and following in just completing her fifth year volunteering as the SSG hospitality coordinator, where she is responsible for providing food, water and refreshments for more than 600 volunteers and staff. Greenlee began preparing for the event more than three months ago, coordinating food donations and meeting with staff.
SOUND OFF
July 29, 1996
Does the day care program that’s starting at East Heights School include Head Start and Even Start? Both groups will be included, Supt. Al Azinger said.
S MASON RANKS 12TH IN BASE PAY
July 29, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering why the pitty-pat Royals wouldn’t give Lee Stevens so much as a minor-league contract last spring … Guess which Big 12 football coach has the lowest base salary. It’s Kansas’ Glen Mason at $105,487. No. 11 is Oklahoma State’s Bob Simmons at $110,000. Mason’s total package, however, is in the $500,000 range. The Big 12 coach with the highest base pay, by the way, is Nebraska’s Tom Osborne at $155,000. …
GOP TO OPEN COUNTY HEADQUARTERS
July 29, 1996
Douglas County’s Republican Party will open its headquarters for this year’s election campaigns next week. The GOP headquarters will open Aug. 1 in offices in the building housing Hertz Rent A Car, 1120 E. 23rd, said Susan Smith, who chairs the county’s Republican Party.
PRESTON L. CONNER
July 29, 1996
Age: 38. Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.
BERTHA REED
July 29, 1996
Burial for Bertha May Christie Reed, 97, Manhattan, will be held at a future date in Meriden Cemetery, Meriden. Mrs. Reed died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at St. Josephs Senior Community, Manhattan.
JUDY HANCOCK
July 29, 1996
Age: 46. Hometown: Prairie Village.
FREE TOUR TO PROVIDE INSIGHT TO CITY WEED ORDINANCE
July 29, 1996
An upcoming garden tour promises a walk on the wild side.
CHIEFS CAMP
July 29, 1996
Doug Terry signed a new, three-year contract during the offseason. This does not mean Terry, the Chiefs’ fifth-year safety out of Kansas University, finally can sit back and relax at training camp.