Archive for Wednesday, June 12, 1996

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WELLS OVERLOOK REPAIR COMPLETE
June 12, 1996
A local landmark has been given a new lease on life.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER RAPE ATTEMPT
June 12, 1996
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was held Tuesday in the Douglas County Jail in connection with an alleged rape late Monday night in a home in the 600 block of Ohio. A 49-year-old woman told police the man entered her home through a back door and told her he was looking for a party, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl.
KU POLICE SAY THEFTS MAY BE RELATED
June 12, 1996
Kansas University police are investigating the recent thefts of six mountain bicycles that were locked to campus racks. Police reported that the thefts occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. Monday near various buildings on campus.
FOUR INJURED IN TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT
June 12, 1996
Four people were injured in a two-car accident that occurred about 8:51 a.m. Monday just south of Lawrence at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and 1100N Road, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Eda Thomason, 60, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Tuesday night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DISMISSAL
June 12, 1996
The Leavenworth County Fraternal Order of Police president is taking city officials to task for the way they fired a Tonganoxie police officer. At issue is whether the city followed its own employment guidelines in dismissing officer Robert Smith last month. Rod Schubert, FOP president, said Tuesday that the city failed to hold a pre-termination hearing to explain the firing.
RESIDENTS FILE IN FOR SCHOOLS FORUM
June 12, 1996
Taxpayers, school officials and lawmakers shared their views on curbing the reliance on property taxes for education.
NBA SOUND OFF
June 12, 1996
Could you give a list of players and coaches who are active in the NBA who played under Dean Smith? During the 1995-96 NBA season, the active coaches were Larry Brown (Indiana), George Karl (Seattle) and Bob McAdoo (Miami aide). At the start of the 1995-96 season, active players were Pete Chilcutt (Houston), Brad Daugherty (Cleveland), Hubert Davis (New York), Rick Fox (Boston), Michael Jordan (Chicago), George Lynch (L.A. Lakers), Eric Montross (Boston), Sam Perkins (Seattle), J.R. Reid (San Antonio), Kevin Salvadori (Indiana), Kenny Smith (Houston), Jerry Stackhouse (Philadelphia), Rasheed Wallace (Washington), Scott Williams (Philadelphia) and Joe Wolf (Charlotte).
MCBRIDE SERVICES
June 12, 1996
Services for Patricia Elaine McBride, 61, Bullard, Tex., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. McBride died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at her daughter’s home in Odessa, Mo., after a lengthy illness.
CENTER DIRECTOR TAKES NEW POST
June 12, 1996
Before there was a Roger Hill Volunteer Center, there was a director of the center. Her name is Lanaea Heine, and she has watched the center grow from a file of ideas to an office that matches hundreds of Lawrence volunteers with organizations and individuals every year.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE BLASTS STUDENT LOAN CUTS
June 12, 1996
A Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat visited Kansas University Tuesday on her formal announcement tour.
OFFICER SHOOTS DEER WOUNDED BY CAR
June 12, 1996
A deer that was struck by a car early Tuesday morning was put out of its misery by a Lawrence police officer who shot it. Jim Seaver, who lives at the corner of Sixth and Louisiana, said he and his wife, Virginia, were awakened about 6 a.m. by gunshots.
MARIE EDER
June 12, 1996
Services for Marie A. Eder, 90, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Eder died Monday, June 10, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CITY URGED TO ADD PUBLIC TRANSIT TO BUDGET
June 12, 1996
Public transportation dominated a public hearing to gather ideas for inclusion in next year’s city budget.
BUILDING PERMIT ACTIVITY
June 12, 1996
Building activity in the city was up slightly in May from April, city building permit reports show. A large addition to Woodlawn School, 508 Elm, with an estimated valuation of $1.8 million, and eight permits issued for new business construction, helped push the numbers up last month.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 12, 1996
Police reports * A car door was dented by a rock about 1:10 a.m. Tuesday near 15th and New York. Damage was estimated at $1,000, police reported. No other information on the incident was available Tuesday night.
LAW ENFORCEMENT ADD
June 12, 1996
Injury accidents * Mary and Harry Briscoe, Topeka, both were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after being injured in a one-vehicle accident about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 1600N near County Road 400E. Both people were in their 70s, a sheriff’s deputy said. Their vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch, the sheriff’s deputy said. The woman treated at LMH was not Mary Beck Briscoe, who is chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals.
BETTY COUCH
June 12, 1996
Graveside services for Betty Ruth Couch, 69, DeSoto, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at DeSoto Cemetery. Mrs. Couch died Monday, June 10, 1996, at her home.
RYUN TO APPEAR ON MORNING SHOW
June 12, 1996
Jim Ryun, former Olympian and 1996 congressional candidate, is scheduled to be interviewed live today on “CBS This Morning,” a source here said. John Fuller, director of news services at Baker University, said Tuesday that Ryun’s interview was scheduled for 7:17 a.m. today at Baker. The interview will be shown live on the East Coast, Fuller said, but will be shown at 8:17 a.m. locally.
DEPRESSION-ERA GRADS DONATE FUNDS TO KU
June 12, 1996
A family that received a great education at Kansas University during the Great Depression returned the favor. The late George Colwell of Glasco donated $110,510 to the Greater University Fund at the KU Endowment Association. The estate trust was established upon his death in 1982 and supported his wife, Dorothy, until she died in 1994.
DOROTHY BOYER
June 12, 1996
Graveside services for Dorothy Margaret Boyer, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka. Mrs. Boyer died Tuesday, June 11, 1996, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
June 12, 1996
Has Shaquille O’Neal ever been in any movies? The NBA superstar, who’ll play on the 1996 U.S. Olympic basketball Dream Team, made his movie debut in 1994’s “Blue Chips” with Nick Nolte. He’s slated to appear as a genie in “Kazaam,” directed by Paul Michael Glaser of “Starsky & Hutch” fame.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
June 12, 1996
* Daniel J. and Kim L. Moreno to Iris Mendell; 1413 Elmwood. * Grace A. Boyd to Rebecca B. McGoff; 2135 Mass.
SOUND OFF
June 12, 1996
What is being built in “Dad” Perry Park on the east side of Monterey Way? Kathy Fode, recreation superintendent for Lawrence, said the project will be new recreational facilities for the park.
WALTERS AT KU CAMP
June 12, 1996
Roy Williams’ basketball campers might have a future in journalism. At least that’s the way former Kansas University guard Rex Walters felt after a question-and-answer session on Tuesday.
WEEDING WAITS ON WINTER PLANNING
June 12, 1996
As if I don’t have my hands full managing the vegetables and flowers that are in the ground now, I’m about to complicate my life by starting to make plans for gardening this fall and winter. I’ll be the first to concede that gardening can be a satisfying and productive hobby when practiced only from April through August, but I’m also convinced that the pleasure of growing things can be enhanced by extending the season.
T PAY PRICE FOR EXTENDED COLLEGE STAY
June 12, 1996
Undergraduate students in several states — not Kansas — face financial penalties for taking the slow boat to commencement.
June 12, 1996
A Polish man relishes biking across the Kansas landscape.
TONGANOXIE CORRECTION
June 12, 1996
Because of a reporter’s error, incorrect information was included in a story and headline in Tuesday’s Journal-World about a Tonganoxie school board meeting. Board members agreed to spend $6,500 on new playground equipment. The technology presentation was an “information only” presentation and will be on the agenda for the next meeting.
STORM DAMAGE PROVES COSTLY FOR RESIDENTS
June 12, 1996
Damage surveys show that storms last week in the Lawrence area took an extremely heavy toll in property damage.
REC CENTER NOT ON FAST TRACK
June 12, 1996
City commissioners set a general deadline of summer 1998 for the Centennial Park Community Recreation Center.
CENTER RESIGNS AS TENNIS COACH
June 12, 1996
Michael Center is trading serves and volleys for stocks and bonds. Center, a Kansas University graduate who has coached the KU men’s tennis team since 1992 and the women’s tennis team the three years before, will resign at the end of the summer to become a stock broker in California.
S IN THE KITCHEN
June 12, 1996
A certified food kitchen gives serious entrepreneurs a place to transform produce into marketable products.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 12, 1996
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
COMMISSION TO DISCUSS KANSAS RIVER EROSION
June 12, 1996
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell will discuss his concerns about bank erosion on the Kansas River when the commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today. Chappell had expected to raise the issue Monday, but the discussion was deferred until tonight’s meeting. He wants the county’s public works department to be proactive in planning for a course change in the river, which he fears would cut through an oxbow north of the Eudora bridge.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
June 12, 1996
Officials seek reports of flood damage City and county officials are looking for help finding the worst damage left behind by last week’s floods.
CAR DEALER HOSTS REGISTRY FOR BONE MARROW DONORS
June 12, 1996
The bone marrow registry drive could help leukemia patients find life-saving donors in the community.