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HAYS LEADS QUALIFIERS
July 30, 1996
One day, one round, one chance. That’s what faced 92 golfers Monday at Alvamar, where qualifying for this weekend’s VFW Senior Open took place.
SOUND OFF
July 30, 1996
What does it cost to become a notary? Is there any special criteria? Jennifer Wentz, a representative for the Kansas secretary of state’s office, said there is a $10 application fee. Applicants are also required, in case they are ever sued, to secure a surety bond of $7,500, which they can do through their insurance agent. In lieu of the bond, they can also get two Kansas residents to sign as personal sureties. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must be either a resident of Kansas or a resident of a bordering state who is regularly employed in Kansas, or who carries on a business or profession in Kansas. Applicants must also have never been convicted of a felony. The appointment is for four years. To get an application, you would call the notary desk at the secretary of state’s office at 913-296-2239.
ROBBER TAKES $1,000
July 30, 1996
Police are investigating a report of aggravated robbery, in which a man wielding a handgun apparently entered a residence early Sunday and demanded money from a 19-year-old Lawrence man. Between 2:10 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Sunday, a tenant in a residence in the 600 block of Michigan answered a knock on his front door and was greeted with a man who reportedly punched him, knocked him down then put a gun in his back.
STORM HITS CITY
July 30, 1996
A brief but intense rainstorm swept through the area Monday morning, causing several power outages and electrical problems.
NATO ACTION KEEPS SOLDIER SHOOTING … PICTURES
July 30, 1996
A Lawrence resident spent six months taking pictures in Bosnia as part of the NATO command there.
JUDGE FINDS MAN GUILTY IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
July 30, 1996
Securing witnesstestimony was cited by prosecutors as a problem in the case.
CRIMESTOPPERS FINDS BATTERY SUSPECT
July 30, 1996
A Lawrence man wanted for battery on a law enforcement officer and other alleged crimes was tracked down through a Douglas County Crime Stoppers tip early Saturday at a mobile home in East Lawrence. Before midnight Friday, Lawrence police received a tip that John West, 18, was hiding in a unit in Brookwood Mobile Home Community, 1908 E. 19th. Officers apprehended West without incident at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the mobile home.
DA CANDIDATES TOUT EXPERIENCE
July 30, 1996
Area county and state candidates squared off in a televised forum Monday at city hall.
FORMER RESIDENT TO BE ALTERNATE DELEGATE
July 30, 1996
A former Lawrence resident has been picked as an alternate delegate from Georgia to the Republican National Convention, which begins Aug. 12 in San Diego. Mark Galyardt, 34, a national accounts representative for Bell South who lives in Atlanta, will attend the convention, said his father, Andy Galyardt, a former Douglas County GOP chairman.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 30, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1984 Chevrolet Celebrity and contents valued on a police report at $3,030 was taken between 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday from the 1100 block of Natalie, police reported.
W.L. BURNETT
July 30, 1996
Services for W.L. Burnett, 72, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of God in Christ, Topeka. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Burnett died Friday, July 26, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
July 30, 1996
Are Douglas County court employees considered county employees? “District Court employees are paid by the state and are subject to state of Kansas personnel procedures so, no, they are not considered county employees,” said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug.
LEONA D. EBERHART
July 30, 1996
Services for Leona D. Eberhart, 88, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Washington Creek Church of the Brethren in southwest Douglas County. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Mrs. Eberhart died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Baldwin Care Center.
SOUND OFF
July 30, 1996
As part of all the reconstruction on North Kasold, will they be installing sidewalks? If not, why not? “If they mean along that retaining wall, yes, there will be a sidewalk along that section,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer, referring to the new retaining wall built at the southwest corner of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road. “But as for the rest of Kasold, south to Sixth Street, we have no plans to install sidewalks at this time.”
GINSBERG READS AT FREE STATE
July 30, 1996
A poetry reading featuring one of the founders of the “Beat Generation” was held before a standing room-only crowd Monday night at Free State Brewery, 636 Mass. Allen Ginsberg, a photographer and author of the Beat standards “Howl” and “Kaddish,” read a few poems at the brewery.
EX-JAYHAWK DAVIS HOPES TO CATCH ON WITH CHIEFS
July 30, 1996
The odds are stacked against Don Davis as he tries to make the roster of the Kansas City Chiefs. “Here, everywhere you look, you are surrounded by greatness,” said Davis, a 23-year-old free agent linebacker out of Kansas University.
DOUG WRIGHT
July 30, 1996
Age: 47. Hometown: Topeka.
CHERYL BROWN HENDERSON
July 30, 1996
Age: 46. Hometown: Topeka.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 30, 1996
Admissions Cheryl Lee McLean, Lecompton.
VENEZUELAN MAYORS DESCEND ON LAWRENCE
July 30, 1996
Twenty-one Venezuelan government officials and business operators have taken an opportunity to look inside local government.
GAMES SHINE ON LAWRENCE
July 30, 1996
The Sunflower State Games brought about 15,000 visitors to Lawrence, who dropped about $1.5 million to $2 million into the local economy.
GROWTH BRINGS SUCCESS
July 30, 1996
A two-division Lawrence company finds growth in both its areas.
REBELS RALLY TO REGIONALS
July 30, 1996
Following a lackluster performance at the Sunflower State Games, Lawrence’s Rebels responded with four victories at the recent AABC Connie Mack state baseball tournament in Lenexa to qualify for regionals. The Rebels, boasting nine Division One signees, lost to a young Wichita Indians squad in the second round of the Sunflower Games. Last week, the Rebels went 4-1 to join the Wichita Dragons as the Kansas regional representatives.
COUNTY BUDGET SNUBS AGENCIES
July 30, 1996
Douglas County commissioners won’t formally approve next year’s budget until Aug. 14.
HUFFMAN DIGGING FOR GOLD
July 30, 1996
First things first. In order to win a gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics, former Kansas pole vaulter Scott Huffman first must qualify for the finals.
LAUTER SERVICES
July 30, 1996
Graveside services for Alfred A. Lauter, 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lauter died Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LMH BOARD TO REVIEW PLANS
July 30, 1996
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board will hold a study session at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 to review plans to eliminate 29 positions and cut some benefits. The board decided at its regular July meeting that it needed the special study session to evaluate the recommendations from administrators, who believe they must cut $1.4 million from the hospital’s budget because of expected declines in revenue from insurers and the government.
JIM RYUN
July 30, 1996
Age: 49. Hometown: Rural Lawrence.
DOROTHY A. KAZMAIER
July 30, 1996
Services for Dorothy A. Kazmaier, 70, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Ms. Kazmaier died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. She was a longtime resident of Eudora.
ABORTION, NAME RECOGNITION MAY PLAY ROLE IN 2ND DISTRICT
July 30, 1996
The 2nd Congressional District Republican race is a test of name recognition and the party’s split on abortion.
ROBERT C. DUNCANSON
July 30, 1996
Graveside services for Robert C. Duncanson, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Duncanson died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
LAWRENCE YOUTH HOME TO BENEFIT FROM GIFT
July 30, 1996
An Overland Park chiropractor’s philanthropy will mean a donation for the O’Connell Youth Ranch in Lawrence. The chiropractor, Dalynn Brummett, will be honored with a “Symbols of Caregiving” award Aug. 12 in Kansas City, Mo. The O’Connell Youth Ranch will receive a $250 contribution, compliments of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons and Newschannel 4, in recognition of Brummett’s service.