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HOWARD SERVICES
May 8, 1996
Services for Ralph Duane Howard, 33, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin, with the Rev. David Watson officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Howard died Sunday, May 5, 1996, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after being diagnosed with leukemia in July 1995.
DOROTHY ZIMMERLI
May 8, 1996
Services for Dorothy A. Zimmerli, 84, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Linwood United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Zimmerli died Monday, May 6, 1996, at her home.
HERBERT HESSER
May 8, 1996
Services for Dr. Herbert H. Hesser, 89, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at All Saints Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Kan. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Hesser died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, at his daughter’s home.
MCLOUTH COMMISSION DISCUSSES WATER WOES
May 8, 1996
The memory of longtime McLouth physician R.R. Snook will be honored with the naming of the new shelter house in Prairie Park, the City Council decided Monday. The dedication, at 10 a.m. June 1, will be part of the annual McLouth Barbecue Cook Off and Family Fun Day.
LIONS FIFTH IN SUNFLOWER TENNIS
May 8, 1996
Britt Bieri finished third in No. 2 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Chris Werholtz and Matt Marden placed fourth as Lawrence High tied for fifth in the 10-team Sunflower League tennis tournament on Tuesday. The teams waited out a six-hour rain delay until the tournament began at 2 p.m.
MERLE D. MITCHELL
May 8, 1996
Graveside services for Merle D. Mitchell, 60, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the veteran’s section of Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell died Monday, May 6, 1996, at home.
JAMES F. RUNYON
May 8, 1996
Services for James F. Runyon, 59, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Leavenworth. Burial will be at the Leavenworth V.A. National Cemetery. Mr. Runyon died Sunday, May 5, 1996, at his home.
LOCAL BUSINESS LANDS NATIONAL ATTENTION
May 8, 1996
Lawrence’s Friendship Gardens was the focus of a seven-page feature in the June issue of Midwest Living.
WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES FLOOD WATCH FOR LAWRENCE
May 8, 1996
The city has received 4 inches of rain since April 28, with more to come.
REPRESENTATIVE FILES FOR HIS SECOND TERM
May 8, 1996
A Lawrence legislator filed for re-election Tuesday.
EUDORA BOARD UPHOLDS EXPLUSION
May 8, 1996
The Eudora school board Tuesday night upheld the expulsion of a high school student who had received three out-of-school suspensions. The special board meeting was called to hear the appeal by John Friend, 15, and his parents, George and Retha Friend.
EBRIGHT SERVICES
May 8, 1996
Services for Elizabeth Ebright, 84, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Private burial will follow. Ms. Ebright died Monday, May 6, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
May 8, 1996
Sewage basin land buy on hold
CHARLES JENKINS
May 8, 1996
Services for Charles “Bud” Raymond Jenkins, 75, Emporia, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlson Funeral Home, Emporia. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia. Mr. Jenkins died Monday, May 6, 1996, at Presbyterian Manor in Emporia.
PROPOSED FEES
May 8, 1996
Financing a 15- to 20-year, $32 million drainage-improvement plan would tack the following fees onto monthly utility bills in Lawrence, if commissioners adopt a consultant’s recommendation: $2.70: Apartments, small single-family homes.
WEEK SPARKS AWARENESS TO ARSON INCREASE
May 8, 1996
Lawrence is on track to see a record number of arson crimes as the country marks National Arson Awareness week this week.
CITY HOLDS MEETING ON FOURTH STREET REPAIR
May 8, 1996
Plans for a $1.4 million reconstruction of Fourth Street will be on the table tonight for public review. The project, to upgrade Fourth between McDonald Drive and Michigan Street, will replace the outdated chip-and-seal road with a standard two-lane collector street, plus curbs, gutters, enclosed drainage systems and 5-foot-wide sidewalks on each side.
BAKER TO BENEFIT FROM LOAN PROGRAM
May 8, 1996
City council members have done their part to help Baker University take advantage of a loan program. The city signed an interlocal agreement with the city of Olathe on Monday, meeting a requirement necessary for Baker to borrow $5 million under the Kansas Independent College Assn.’s Pooled Educational Loan Program.
GRANT PROGRAM SEEKS TO LURE TOURISTS TO CITY
May 8, 1996
Sparking innovative ways to market the city to potential visitors is the idea behind a year-old grant program.
ACTIVIST SEEKING NAMES FOR PEROT
May 8, 1996
John Webb would like to see Ross Perot run again for president. “I don’t know of a single person who has moved the political landscape as much as him,” said Webb, who is circulating a petition to get Perot’s Reform Party on the ballot in Kansas.
WALK AMERICA NETS $20,000
May 8, 1996
The fight against birth defects grew $20,000 in pledges stronger over the weekend, as 350 people participated in the Lawrence March of Dimes’ Walk America. Robin Kilmer, chair of a steering committee to organize Saturday’s walk in Douglas County, said bad weather held off long enough to allow participants to walk their one- or five-mile courses in relative comfort.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS EXCELL ON NATIONAL LATIN EXAM
May 8, 1996
Lawrence junior high and high school students performed well in a national Latin test they took in early March. Nearly 94,000 students participated from the United States and other countries in the test from the National Latin Exam Committee, based in Virginia.
KLOSTER, SIMMONS HONORED
May 8, 1996
May has been a month of disappointment for both Kristi Kloster and Darrin Simmons. Kloster, the only Kansas University woman ever to win an NCAA track championship, learned she’ll never run again in a KU uniform.
OTTAWA SCHOOL CLOSED
May 8, 1996
About 600 Ottawa students may finish the school year in churches, university buildings or an abandoned Wal-Mart.
VAUGHN COMMITS AGAIN TO KU
May 8, 1996
Maybe I think about recruiting too much. Kansas’ relentless, year-round pursuit of players can drive a basketball writer batty, you know. I’m no psychologist, but that has to be the reason I asked Jacque Vaughn at Monday’s “I’m staying at Kansas” press conference if choosing between his senior year here or rookie year in the NBA reminded him of his senior year in high school.
LEAN BY NATURE
May 8, 1996
When he’s not practicing law, former state representative John Solbach is tending his herd of cattle.
LOOK AT WEEDING AS AN OPPORTUNITY
May 8, 1996
Anyone who says gardening isn’t good exercise hasn’t been lugging buckets of compost around their plot, pushing a rototiller or putting in quality time behind a hoe. Happily, local gardeners are about to have one of the finest opportunities for lower-body muscle toning available anywhere. Better yet, there are no health club fees to pay, no “Buns of Steel” videos to rent.
CITY DISCUSSES DRAINAGE
May 8, 1996
New charges to fix drainage problems likely couldn’t be imposed until early next year, a city consultant said.
ELLENE SHADE
May 8, 1996
Services for Ellene L. Shade, 81, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Shade died Monday, May 6, 1996, at her home.
MEETING
May 8, 1996
The war of words in a regional utility merger battle continued Tuesday in Topeka.