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LIFE
June 17, 1996
Susan Hadl is used to hitting the proverbial runner’s wall and reaching inside for something extra. After, she’s a veteran of six marathons, and runs about seven miles daily with friends at 5 a.m. Despite all this conditioning and preparations, nothing could have prepared Hadl for her once-in-a-lifetime experience at 7:15 p.m. on a sunny and windy evening on May 16. Churning with butterflies and adrenaline, and decked out in her official Olympic shorts and shirt, Hadl started her leg of the .7-mile run at Ninth and Ohio streets. Hadl was selected as one of the community heroes to help carry the torch and flame of the 1996 Olympic Games through Lawrence. With a crowd of more than 200 people — including friends and family — cheering on both sides of the street, Hadl journeyed west on Ninth Street, and ran south into a strong headwind up Mississippi Street and toward Memorial Stadium.
LAWRENCE LEGISLATOR ON DEREGULATION PANEL
June 17, 1996
A Lawrence legislator has been appointed to a legislative-electric industry task force that will study the effect of federal deregulation of electric marketing on Kansas consumers. Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, will be among six legislators on the 23-member “Retail Wheeling Taskforce.” The group will report to the Kansas Legislature on issues relating to competition in providing retail electric services.
SOUND OFF
June 17, 1996
Braves owner Ted Turner once crashed an ostrich-powered chariot into the visitors’ dugout. What was that all about? Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Dave Kindred explains: “The Great Ostrich Race,” as former Braves and Hawks sports promoter Bob Hope (no relation to the legend) billed it, was a stunt staged before a Braves game in 1976. Turner, Braves broadcasters Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren and Ernie Johnson, deejay Skinny Bobby Harper and Atlanta Journal sportswriter Frank Hyland drove ostriches from sulky-like carriages pulled by the birds. Hyland won. To quote from Hope’s memoir, “We Could’ve Finished Last Without You”: “When the gun was fired, Ted’s bird took off, but not in the right direction. It sped across the outfield toward Chief Noc-a-Homa’s teepee in left field, then turned and headed counter-racewise along the outfield fence. Finally it turned and charged directly into the Dodgers’ dugout, scattering players like feathers. In the meantime, Hyland’s ostrich was slow starting, but stayed on track. He guided it carefully around the path and passed Ted, who was still stuck in the dugout, on his way to victory.”
SCHULER SERVICES
June 17, 1996
Services for Robert L. “Bob” Schuler, 76, Grantville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. American Legion honors will be conducted by Post No. 142 of the American Legion of Perry. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mr. Schuler died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
RENO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT OPENS ITS DOORS
June 17, 1996
Reno Township welcomes lower insurance rates with its new fire department.
POSTAL SEMINARS FOCUS ON SAVINGS
June 17, 1996
Seminars to help businesses reduce postage costs are being offered by the Postal Service in preparation for new mailing requirements and postage rates that take effect July 1. The changes do not affect regular 32-cent first-class letters sent by consumers.
J. GLENN PETTY
June 17, 1996
Services for J. Glenn Petty, 78, Ozawkie, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozawkie United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Fry officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Mr. Petty died Sunday, June 16, 1996, at his home in Ozawkie.
LUSK
June 17, 1996
Services for Patricia Ann “Pat” Lusk, 52, Texhoma, Tex., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Texhoma, Okla., with the Rev. Charles Byer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Stull, Kan. Mrs. Lusk died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at Memorial Hospice in Dumas, Tex.
WEATHER SLOWS TENNIS OPEN
June 17, 1996
Jayhawk Tennis Association director Matt Knoll needed only four words to sum up his sentiments about the weather problems that plagued the Lawrence Open on Sunday. “It’s been a headache,” Knoll said.
ALDEN ROBERT BREY
June 17, 1996
Services for Alden Robert Brey, 77, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Brey died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 17, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6 motorcycle valued at $3,500 was taken between 1:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday from the 800 block of New Hampshire.
EDITH E. BAXTER
June 17, 1996
Services for Edith E. Baxter, 79, Ottawa, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with the Rev. William R. Weber officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Baxter died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at the Ottawa Retirement Village.
CHILDREN IN NEED
June 17, 1996
Several private organizations throughout the state are on constant lookout for possible adoptive families for children in state custody.
CEMETERY SOUN OFF
June 17, 1996
There appears to be a little cemetery by Henry T’s Bar & Grill, between it and the car wash next door. What’s the history behind it? Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum of History, offered the following recap of Davis Cemetery:
LAKE ENTHUSIATS RIDING NEW WAVE
June 17, 1996
Clinton Lake’s personal water craft cove brims with activity most sunny weekend afternoons, and Sunday’s parting clouds brought several lake faithful to the popular spot.
INTERNET SIDESTEPS MA BELL AND HER BABIES
June 17, 1996
Although it really wasn’t designed for these uses, the Internet is being used more and more to replace certain communication services that have traditionally been the exclusive domain of the telephone companies and long-distance carriers. I’m not talking about the fact that many people now use relatively inexpensive electronic mail to communicate worldwide instead of the relatively expensive conventional long-distance voice communication via telephone. It is true — many people have discovered that it is far less expensive to reach out and touch someone with the computer and modem than by picking up the phone to call, but the fact is that a growing number of Internet users are using their computers and their Internet connections to replace normal voice phone calls and even fax transmissions.
OFFER NIFTY BOON FOR BROWN
June 17, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Royals’ PR people are scouring the Milky Way in search of something that has played in more consecutive games than Cal Ripken. … Yes, Larry Brown was happy for John Calipari, his former aide at Kansas, when Calipari was hired by the Nets, but Brown’s motivation was at least partly monetary. Brown’s contract with the Pacers requires he be paid the average of the league’s four highest-paid coaches and that average skyrocketed when Calipari agreed to New Jersey’s $3 million contract offer. …
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 17, 1996
Births Phillip E. and Karen E. Brown, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
50S DRAW THE DOLLAR
June 17, 1996
What used to be garage-sale merchandise now is in high demand and available at a new downtown store.
LARRY E. EVINGER
June 17, 1996
Services for Larry E. Evinger, 49, of rural Baldwin, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Evinger died Sunday, June 16, 1996, at his home.