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INS DEPORTS ILLEGAL ALIENS
June 19, 1996
Ten illegal aliens from Mexico were deported late Monday or Tuesday after police discovered them living in an apartment in the 1800 block of West 26th. The incident began Monday afternoon, when someone reported to police that a bicycle had been stolen from the area near Food-4-Less at 26th and Iowa.
AIRLINE CENTER MEETS DEMAND
June 19, 1996
Vanguard Airlines gets off the ground with a new reservation center in Lawrence.
MAIL BOX SOUND OFF
June 19, 1996
We noticed that the U.S. mailboxes that were west of 15th and Wakarusa were removed recently. Why was that, and where can we deposit our mail in that area? “They were destroyed in an accident,” said Postmaster Bill Reynolds. “There were three or four boxes there, and it was a hit-and-run accident. And it is amazing that a car could cause that much damage and still be drivable.”
TRASH SHIPMENTS ONLY ONE OPTION
June 19, 1996
The city of Wichita, despite an ad’s assertions, doesn’t plan to truck its trash to the area landfill.
SOUND OFF
June 19, 1996
Several years ago, didn’t the paper print stories saying that no construction would occur at the southeast corner of Sixth and Iowa, where apartments now are being built? A story in the May 23, 1991, Journal-World noted that the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission denied rezoning 4.22 acres at that particular corner — zoning that would have allowed a residence-office development there.
DELBERT PERKINS
June 19, 1996
Services for Delbert E. Perkins, 73, Lake Wildwood, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Penn Valley Community Church. Mr. Perkins died June 6, 1996, from a heart attack while traveling in Stockholm, Sweden.
MCLOUTH REQUESTS SEWER GRANT
June 19, 1996
The city council will seek a $400,000 community development block grant to help fund an upgrade of the city’s sewer system. The council, which held a public hearing Tuesday night on the grant application, will forward its request to the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. In making the application, the council committed itself to spending $400,000 in city matching funds for the estimated $800,000 project.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
June 19, 1996
A group of Lawrence and Douglas County residents recently got together for some serious discussion about increasing their involvement in the area’s future. It stimulated a lot of earnest conversation. A moderator suggested that the participants split into groups and come up with some whimsical “Top Ten” lists on how to handle various areas of concerns.
COUNTY STARTS BUDGET DECISION PROCESS
June 19, 1996
Douglas County commissioners have put the first piece of the 1997 budget puzzle into place by approving a $339,306 allocation for the county Extension Council. The county’s contribution typically is 78 percent of the Extension Service’s budget, with Kansas State University making up the difference. The office is an educational and support resource for farmers and families, and coordinates the local 4-H program.
COUNTY TO REVIEW HOME BUSINESS RULES
June 19, 1996
County Other biz * Discuss possible regulation of private cemeteries.
JOHN STEWART
June 19, 1996
Services for John “Jack” Stewart, 76, Prairie Village, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Anglican Church, Prairie Village. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stewart died Monday, June 17, 1996, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
CITY DRAINAGE RELIEF PROJECTS GET EARLY GO-AHEAD
June 19, 1996
City officials look to jump-start two high-priority drainage projects.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 19, 1996
Condition reports * Derryl Johnson, 63, Topeka, was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday night at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was injured in a one-vehicle accident June 12 on U.S. Highway 24 near Williamstown in Jefferson County.
LHS STUDENTS HONORED AT NATIONAL COMPETITION
June 19, 1996
Two Lawrence High School students last week earned honors at National History Day competition in a Washington, D.C., suburb. Vickie Collie and Jenna Oakes received an award for Outstanding State of Kansas Senior Division Entry. They were given medals and an American Heritage Dictionary.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 19, 1996
Burglaries and thefts reported * Cash and a portable tape player valued on a police report at $1,630 was taken between 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday from an apartment in the 1700 block of West 24th, police reported.
JAPANESE DRUG COMPANY DONATES TO KU LABORATORIES
June 19, 1996
A leading drug manufacturer in Japan donated $100,000 to the Dolph Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories at Kansas University. The commitment from Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. of Tokyo will support an interactive conference room and help retire debt of the new Simons building. The laboratory houses programs dedicated to research on cancer-fighting drugs.
SOUTHWEST HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED
June 19, 1996
Southwest Junior High School has announced its Principal’s Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second semester of the 1995-96 school year. The Principal’s Honor Roll is comprised of students earning a 3.8 to 4.0 grade-point average with no grade lower than a B. The Honor Roll is made up of students earning a 3.2 to 3.79 GPA with no grade lower than a C. Seventh grade
1926 TRUCK MAKES WAY TO LECOMPTON
June 19, 1996
Melvin Kibbee likes to ride in style. His definition of that term is a little bit off the beaten path.
CITY TARGETS GRAFFITI APPLICATIONCLEANUP
June 19, 1996
Lawrence city commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday making it illegal not only to mark property in Lawrence with graffiti but also to neglect removing it. Defacing or damaging property with graffiti will be punishable by a fine of $250 to $1,000 and/or up to six months in jail, commissioners decided in a unanimous vote.
GALLERY FEATURES ART BY BAKER STUDENTS
June 19, 1996
An art gallery run by Baker University students will be open from Wednesdays through Saturdays and will feature some evening hours this summer. The Art Affairs gallery will be open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
Hemenway promises swift decision on provost slot
June 19, 1996
Decisions about hiring a KU provost are now in the chancellor’s hands.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS REMEMBER DEVASTATING TORNADO OF 1981
June 19, 1996
Today marks a harrowing anniversary, as 15 years have passed since a tornado ravaged southwest Lawrence.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
June 19, 1996
* Jane Ann Junge to Richard F. Burke and Sheryl A. Lemesany; 2502 University Dr. * T. Michael and Marilyn S. Amyx to Norma J. Fernandez; 1403 Brighton Circle.
CITY OKS FEE FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT
June 19, 1996
Hooking new lines onto the city’s water and sewer systems will cost more beginning Jan. 1.
THE DAILY GRIND OF LOAFING
June 19, 1996
The newest bread shop in town is redefining the whole wheat loaf.
SALADS COOL WHEN HEAT SOARS
June 19, 1996
When the day grows long and the temperature soars, it’s easy to find reasons not to stay inside and cook. Besides, the summer appetite, which doesn’t hanker for a full spread of main course and side dishes, can be very forgiving of a dilatory cook. By the same token, this is exactly the time of year when skimping on meals seems most foolish. For all the activity we do outdoors in the heat, whether it’s yard work or straight exercise, we deserve balanced meals.
FIGHTING GANGS
June 19, 1996
City officials recommend that Lawrence residents:
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 19, 1996
Births Ann and Mossimo Ferrara, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
COUNTY OFFICIALS CALL SLT SUMMIT
June 19, 1996
The South Lawrence Trafficway is a dilemma for the agencies in charge of it.
PARASITES INVADE KANSAS BEEHIVES
June 19, 1996
Bees are dropping like flies, which might be bad news for fruit and vegetable growers.
RIVERFRONT CORRECTION
June 19, 1996
Because of a reporter’s error, a mistake was made in an article about an Olympic trip giveaway sponsored by Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. The factory outlet’s owner, Chelsea GCA Realty, owns 17 malls nationwide, but only eight participated in the Olympic trip giveaway.