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WILLIAM C. UNGER JR.
March 24, 1996
Services for William C. Unger Jr., 78, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel with Deacon Dottie Frazell officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Unger died Friday, March 22, 1996, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo.
CONVICTS CLEAN UP GRAFFITTI
March 24, 1996
Douglas County Community Corrections will hold a graffiti cleanup using people in the program.
SHORT BEDS
March 24, 1996
Kansas’ twin towers — 6-foot-11 Raef LaFrentz and 6-10 Scot Pollard — have learned to stop worrying and love hotel beds. At their apartments in the Jayhawker Towers on the KU campus, LaFrentz and Pollard have king-sized beds. On the road, however, they make do.
KU FANS FIND FRIENDLY CONFINES TO ENJOY VICTORIES
March 24, 1996
Beer and basketball go together well with some Kansas University fans as they celebrate their team’s victories in Colorado.
TENNESSEE TRAMPLES KU WOMEN
March 24, 1996
Kansas’ first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 ended abruptly on Saturday, but not before it provided some valuable insight-seeking opportunities. The Jayhawks fell to a 19-point deficit by halftime and never recovered, losing to Tennessee, 92-71, in the NCAA Women’s East Regionals.
WALLACE ALMOST PICKED KU
March 24, 1996
John Wallace has broken bread at the Roy Williams household. “I still remember my recruiting visit. The morning I left, coach’s wife cooked us waffles. They were really good,” said Wallace, Syracuse University’s 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior forward from Rochester, N.Y.
OKLAHOMA DOWNS KU BASEBALL
March 24, 1996
Bobby Randall took one look at Jeff Andra’s season statistics and thought, “No problem.” Randall took one look at Andra live and thought, “Big problem.”
RETURN
March 24, 1996
Senate Majority Leader and Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole will visit his hometown on Monday. Russell (ap) — Bob Dole’s sisters were cleaning the family homestead and the championship barbecue team was readying the menu for the GOP presidential candidate’s triumphal visit next week.
ONLINE LIFTS THE BOTTOM LINE
March 24, 1996
Local companies are doing business internationally and nationwide through the Internet.
S IMPACT LACKS HARD NUMBERS
March 24, 1996
Environmentalists say they can’t tell how much sand is leaving the Kansas River.
BUSINESS BRIEFS
March 24, 1996
Susan Wunder, formerly of Lawrence, has been named as child care center manager at North Kansas City Hospital. She has an early childhood education degree from Kansas University and has worked in the child care center at Hoechst Marion Roussel (formerly Marion Merrell Dow) for the past five years. *
WAITING TO EXHALE
March 24, 1996
KU’s deep bench may give the Jayhawks some extra breathing room.
LAFRENTZ NOT GOOD ENOUGH
March 24, 1996
Kansas survived Raef LaFrentz’s career-low, one-point outing on Friday night. For that, LaFrentz, the Jayhawks’ 6-11 sophomore forward, is extremely grateful. “It hurts a little bit, but that game is behind me. We slipped out a ‘W’ and that’s what counts,” said LaFrentz. He missed four shots and had four rebounds in 23 minutes as the Jayhawks claimed an 83-80 NCAA West Regional semifinal victory over Arizona.
S EVERYONE PLAY
March 24, 1996
No week goes by when something new about Roy Williams’ character doesn’t seep out to give us more insight into why his players feel so warm and loyal toward him, no matter how demanding he is about their athletics and academics. So what’s he done for them lately?
S RECOVERY CENTER FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
March 24, 1996
A recovery center for women and their children is in danger of closing because of state funding cuts.
91 HAIL STORM LEAVES LASTING MARK - AND LASTING LEAKS
March 24, 1996
Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of a costly hailstorm that is still leaving its mark on Lawrence.
SOUTH JUNIOR HIGH NOTES
March 24, 1996
Students in Latin have been assigned a creative project of their choice based on the general theme of mythology. Proposals include drawing, painting, sculpting, acting, collage, film and model-building, among others. *
NORTHWEST AREA PLAN STILL DEVELOPING
March 24, 1996
Efforts to build around Free State High School have been held up until officials craft a development plan.
WORKING TO STAMP OUT THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS
March 24, 1996
Mental illness. Two short, simple words long on complexity.
CHESTER H. HAYES
March 24, 1996
Services are pending for Chester H. Hayes, 48, Pomona. Mr. Hayes died Thursday, March 21, 1996, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a short illness.
QUICK CASH OFFERS LAWRENCE FAST DOUGH
March 24, 1996
Wallet empty? A new Lawrence business is providing quick cash — for a price.
CU CHANCELLOR TAKES STAND ON BEER SALES
March 24, 1996
What Roderic Park has done is virtually the equivalent of prohibiting afternoon tea in Great Britain. Park is the chancellor of Colorado University and he has unilaterally banned beer sales for football games at Folsom Field for the next two seasons.
LAWRENCE YOUTH CHASE OWN CHAMPIONSHIP
March 24, 1996
Never mind the Jayhawks, members of the Lawrence Juniors volleyball club are competing for a shot at a national title this weekend in Denver. Tim Carpenter
APARTMENT FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL
March 24, 1996
The cause of a fire March 11 in an apartment that put two people in the hospital has been ruled accidental, Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr said. Barr said the fire at 711 Rockledge started near a kitchen stove. Combustibles, including plastics, caught fire, he said.
COMET ENTERS CENTER STAGE
March 24, 1996
Comet Hyakutake can be seen tonight in the northeast sky — if skies are clear.
KU SWIMS
March 24, 1996
Kansas University’s women’s swimming and diving team earned two individual and three relay All-America honors and placed 22nd overall at the NCAA Championships, which concluded on Saturday at the Canham Natatorium. KU placed 22nd with 32 points. Stanford was the team champion with 478 points.
VNA HAS HEALTHY OUTLOOK
March 24, 1996
After rapid growth, a deficit and then cutbacks, a county-supported home health agency plans for modest growth.
KANSAS WINS WOULD FIT TO A T
March 24, 1996
A trip to the Final Four would mean round-the-clock shifts for T-shirt printers at Midwest Graphics Inc.
BALLFIELD PROJECT IN PLANNING STAGE
March 24, 1996
A combined effort by the city, the Oskaloosa Ball Assn., the recreation commission and other organizations may result in improvements to the city park and ballfields. Jim Marietta, a member of the ballfield committee, told Oskaloosa City Council members Thursday night that new restrooms will be the first priority of the project. More than $7,000 has been committed for the project by the city council, the recreation commission and the Lions Club.
KU WOMEN NOTES
March 24, 1996
Promise Keeper: On Friday, Angie Halbleib promised to give her all against Tennessee. She delivered Saturday, scoring a game-high 21 points in a 92-71 loss to the Lady Vols in the NCAA Women’s East Regional.
TAKING YOUR FIRM ON-LINE
March 24, 1996
What is the Internet and the World Wide Web? The Internet is a computerized system for sharing information. Computers are linked with phone lines, and users can communicate to more than 25 million people worldwide. The Internet includes electronic mail, the World Wide Web and commercial on-line services such as America Online and CompuServe.
BRAIN
March 24, 1996
A doctor who performed the autopsy on Albert Einstein gave his first public presentation to a group of local schoolchildren.
NELLIE FAYE DUNN
March 24, 1996
Services for Nellie Faye Dunn, 86, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church here with the Rev. Linda O’Connell officiating. Burial will be in Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry. Mrs. Dunn died Friday, March 22, 1996, at the Hickory Pointe Care Center in Oskaloosa.
TRAVEL AGENTS PROFIT FROM SPRING VACATIONS
March 24, 1996
Lawrence travel agencies had another busy year of helping students prepare for Spring Break, but several agencies are reporting fewer groups traveling together this year.
INSPECTOR
March 24, 1996
A Feb. 23 deck collapse in Lawrence may prompt the city to draft regulations governing the construction of decks and stairways.
LECOMPTON RESIDENTS FEAR HORIZON 2020 SQUEEZE
March 24, 1996
Lawrence’s new Free State High School will be less than a mile from the edge of the Perry-Lecompton school district boundary.
KU LAW SCHOOL WILL HOST JUSTICES
March 24, 1996
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and retired Justice Byron White will speak next month at KU.