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WOOD COMMITS TO KSU
May 5, 1996
Nick Wood always envisioned himself playing basketball for Kansas State. Wood, a Lawrence High senior, will play for K-State but in another sport — baseball. The LHS outfielder has verbally committed to the Wildcat baseball program and plans to sign the national letter of intent on Tuesday.
WESTERN SEEKS HELP IN KCPL MERGER
May 5, 1996
Western Resources is asking Missouri regulators to block the KCPL merger with UtiliCorp in favor of its own effort.
S IDENTITY ELUDES OFFICIALS
May 5, 1996
Authorities still haven’t identified the remains of a man struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train early Friday morning. An autopsy was conducted Friday, but lab tests to determine if the man was intoxicated won’t be completed for several days.
WAYNE STRONG
May 5, 1996
Services for Wayne E. Strong, 70, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Military and Odd Fellows graveside services by the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 and Eudora I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 42 will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Strong died Friday, May 3, 1996, at his home.
JOSEPH MILLER
May 5, 1996
Memorial services for Joseph Lawrence Miller, 69, Lecompton, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lawrence with Bishop John Trowbridge officiating. Mr. Miller was cremated. Mr. Miller died Friday, May 3, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAKE LEVELS SHOW EFFECTS OF DRY SPELL
May 5, 1996
Area reservoirs are low — that’s good news and bad news, depending on how you use them.
BANKER RUNNING FOR COUNTY TREASURER
May 5, 1996
A Lawrence banker plans Monday to formally announce her candidacy for Douglas County Treasurer. Connie J. Daniels, a Republican who has lived in Lawrence for 10 years, is an assistant vice president at Mercantile Bank of Lawrence.
RAIN RECEIVED
May 5, 1996
Powerful thunderstorms early Saturday dumped an inch of rain on Lawrence, but later in the day forecasters offered cloudy predictions about whether more rain would be heading this way soon. Saturday’s storms, in addition to bringing rain, were packed with gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes. No damage was reported.
KU STUDENTS SHAKE PRE-FINALS BLUES AT DAY ON HILL
May 5, 1996
Sun and music brought fans to Saturday’s annual musicfest.
FEW TOSS HATS INTO COMMISSION RACE
May 5, 1996
Political observers are waiting to see whether county commission races attract more candidates.
MERCHANTS GET HEAD START FOR SHOPPING FRENZY
May 5, 1996
Sidewalk sale shoppers find hot summer bargains.
MERCANTILE BANK STILL COURTS RETAILER FOR SITE
May 5, 1996
What’s going to fill the gaps in the Mercantile Bank building, 647 Mass.? The Gene Fritzel Construction company, 628 Vt., isn’t saying just yet.
VAUGHN SHOULD STAY MAYER COLUMN
May 5, 1996
Is there one year you’d love to live over? Many would respond affirmatively, with perhaps a few revisions. Or do you have a vision of a great year you’d like to enjoy? Kansas basketball star Jacque Vaughn is in the enviable position of trying to fashion the latter … by bypassing the pro grind and staying at KU for his senior season. The young Californian is like the guy with a genie in a bottle and the stopper in his hand, able to let the miracle worker out of the jug to do his bidding.
CENTER STRIVES TO IMPROVE LACKLUSTER ATTENDANCE BY TEENS
May 5, 1996
The coordinator of a center just for teen-agers is hopeful that more youths take advantage of what the center has to offer.
CENTER DISHES UP FULL PLATE TO AREA AGING
May 5, 1996
The Lawrence Senior Center provides activities and services for the community’s older citizens.
ARTISTS VIE FOR SPOT IN OUTDOOR GALLERY
May 5, 1996
Art is ordinary along downtown Lawrence streets.
CAMP REVIVES CIVIL WAR
May 5, 1996
Civil War Days will give Lawrence residents a living history lesson in August.
PHI BETTA KAPPA LOSING ITS MERITS WITH KU STUDENTS
May 5, 1996
Phi Beta Kappa nominees are rejecting offers because they can’t afford initiation fees or view the society as an elitist group without much practical value.
NEW BREWERY TO HAVE GRAND OPENING
May 5, 1996
Something old, something new and something full of homemade brew.
RETAILERS SEEK LONG-TERM PARKING FIXES
May 5, 1996
The City Commission has organized a new steering committee to develop a long-term solution to the downtown’s parking problem.
CITY MAY ADD $4 A MONTH TO UTILITY BILLS
May 5, 1996
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will discuss a consultant’s recommendation to finance repairs and replacements to city drain pipes.
SUMMER EVENTS BRING VITALITY TO SUMMER DAYS
May 5, 1996
From concerts to fresh produce, Lawrence’s downtown offers shoppers more than just a retail experience.
AUDIO READER SERVICE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
May 5, 1996
Audio Reader is 25 years old, and I’d like to say a few things about that remarkable institution. There was an anniversary dinner the other night, and I read and heard a lot of things I hadn’t known. I hadn’t known, to start with, how important Petey Cerf was in getting Audio Reader established. I should have known. The state of Kansas and the city of Lawrence should give some big prize to Petey. She has done more good in her time than about anybody I know.
BUSINESS BRIEFS
May 5, 1996
Anne Walters, CTC, Dorothy Pogge, Marcia West, Becky Foster and Sonja Sun have successfully completed the prescribed course of study in order to be qualified as destination specialists for Latin America. The employees were certified by the board of trustees of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents in Wellesley, Maine. The above named work for Carlson Wagonlit/Sunflower Travel Service. *
LHS CLINCHES LEAGUE BASEBALL TITLE
May 5, 1996
Lawrence High’s baseball team bundled a Sunflower League title, a no-hitter and a milestone victory in Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader with Olathe East at Ice Field. The Lions swept the Hawks with an 11-0 victory in the opener and 8-3 win in the second game to improve to 14-4 and clinch the league crown for the first time since 1990.
BETTERMENT
May 5, 1996
Lawrence massage therapists do more than help people relieve stress.
ARTS CENTER CONTINUES WITH PROGRAMS
May 5, 1996
The Lawrence Arts Center is full of summer energy.
ROYALS NOT A YOUNG TEAM WOODLING COLUMN
May 5, 1996
Most of us know the Royals through Denny, Fred, Split and Duke. If you don’t know who they are, turn to the NBA playoffs page. Anyway, I was listening to a Royals’ broadcast one afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Some team — I think it was the Brewers — was beating KC like a drum and the subject in the broadcast booth turned to youth and inexperience.
LOCAL REAL ESTATE COMPANIES AFFILIATE WITH NATIONAL CHAINS
May 5, 1996
The real estate market is changing as more out-of-town buyers move to Lawrence. Four real estate companies are responding by affiliating with a national company.
T A CROWD
May 5, 1996
Microbrewery owners are wondering if the presence of three breweries in Lawrence will saturate their market.
MAYOR
May 5, 1996
Lawrence’s mayor looks forward to “good things” downtown in the coming years, thanks to a plan now under way.
ASSOCIATIONS OFFER INPUT TO DOWNTOWN
May 5, 1996
Area neighborhood associations are keeping a watchful eye on Downtown Lawrence.
S TOP COP
May 5, 1996
A former Lawrence police officer says he feels at home as Pittsburg police chief.
SWAP MEET
May 5, 1996
Automobile fanatics raced to the 33rd annual Lawrence Swap Meet.