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LHS STUDENTS JOIN TORCH RELAY
May 16, 1996
Two Lawrence High School seniors are joining more than 10,000 other people in carrying the Olympic flame. Matt Gibbon and Michael Johnson were selected by Coca-Cola, the Olympic Torch Relay’s main sponsor, to help take the torch on its 15,000-mile journey from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
CONCERNS STALL COUNTY LAND SALE
May 16, 1996
Neighbors have raised a stink about the city’s plan to put an open sewage lagoon near their homes.
CO-OP MANAGER JOINS COUNTY RACE
May 16, 1996
A grain elevator manager has declared his candidacy for the 3rd District seat on the Douglas County Commission, ensuring a Republican primary for that office. Dean Nieder, who has been manager of the Farmers Cooperative Assn.’s south elevator for the past 20 years, said his knowledge of budgets and the fact that he would have the time to devote to the commissioner’s job qualify him for the office.
FIRE MEDIC PROPOSAL WILL GET MORE STUDY
May 16, 1996
Combining fire and ambulance services in Douglas County sounds like a good idea to city and county commissioners, but the details remain up in the air. After a joint study session Wednesday afternoon, commissioners said they liked the idea of improving response times for emergency services while saving money for city and county taxpayers.
LAWSON SERVICES
May 16, 1996
Services for Elizabeth Christine Lawson, 92, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died Monday, May 13, 1996, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a car accident in Lawrence.
COUNTY APPROVES REVISED SUBDIVISION PLAN
May 16, 1996
County officials hope the last shot has been fired in a nasty dispute over rural development.
CHARLES JOHNSTON
May 16, 1996
Services for Charles Thomas Johnston, 53, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Johnston died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RUSSELL WILL MISS DOLE
May 16, 1996
Back home in Russell, some who have known Bob Dole for years said his resignation signals the end of an era and a loss of power and stature for Kansas.
DESOTO HEADED TO STATE BASEBALL
May 16, 1996
English was a foreign language for Gardner-Edgerton most of Wednesday night. DeSoto junior right-hander David English no-hit the Blazers through 5aid. “I think he will go up immediately in the polls. … It certainly is a plus for his presidential campaign.” Karl Trautman, a Baker University political science professor, said the resignation helps Dole’s campaign “absolutely.” “It’s overdue. I think he should have done it three to four weeks ago,” Trautman said. “President Clinton was setting the agenda. Dole was being held hostage by the structure of the Senate, the way things are run in the Senate.” not enough.” English’s no-hitter was spoiled by Phil Burk’s single up the middle with two outs in the top of the sixth. English faced five batters in the top of the seventh before being relieved by freshman Scott Lero, who pitched left-handed but threw right-handed from his third-base position. “We just haven’t put it together until now,” English said. “We’re peaking right now and playing as a team. I wanted it (the shutout) bad, but you can’t always have it.” Enlgish allowed two singles and two earned runs in 6utman, a Baker University political science professor, said the resignation helps Dole’s campaign “absolutely.” “It’s overdue. I think he should have done it three to four weeks ago,” Trautman said. “President Clinton was setting the agenda. Dole was being held hostage by the structure of the Senate, the way things are run in the Senate.” o went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and sophomore center fielder Jason Liles went 1-for-2 with two RBIs with a double. English’s performance was the latest in solid regional pitching efforts for DeSoto. On Monday, Curtis Vignery tossed a one-hitter to lead the Wildcats to a 1-0 win over Bonner Springs. In the regional semifinal earlier Wednesday, DeSoto stunned host Tonganoxie, 2-0, behind a four-hitter from Owens. The Chieftains, the No. 1 seed in the six-team regional, were ranked first in the latest Class 4A coaches poll. “We came in here real confident that we could do it,” English said. “We executed and did it.” Tonganoxie, which had swept the Wildcats two weeks earlier, finished the season with a 16-3 record. Gardner-Edgerton, ranked fourth in Class 4A and trying to make state for the first time in the three-year history of the program, finished the season with a 14-4 record. The Blazers advanced to the regional final with a 4-2 victory over Santa Fe Trail. State pairings will be announced later this week. DeSoto 8, Gardner-Edgerton 3 Gardner-Edgerton 000 000 3—3 3 2 DeSoto 102 005 X—8 8 1 Aaron Eastland, Eric Thompson (4) and Jay Pyle. David English, Scott Lero (7) and Brent Chrisjohn. W — English. L — Eastland. 2B — Jason Liles, DeSoto.
ELSIE ROBERTS
May 16, 1996
Services for Elsie F. Roberts, 72, Leavenworth, will be at 1:45 p.m. today at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Monday, May 13, 1996, at Cushing Hospital, Leavenworth.
MCHENRY SERVICES
May 16, 1996
Services for David Hayward McHenry, 54, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. McHenry died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at Scottsdale, Ariz., Memorial Hospital after an apparent heart attack.
TONGANOXIE SETS UP FOR CITY PARTY
May 16, 1996
It’s almost time to kick the tires and light the fires for Tonganoxie Days. Connie Torneden, Chamber of Commerce president, said residents were gearing up for the annual citywide celebration, set for June 8 and featuring a demolition derby and a barbecue cookoff.
BUSINESS BRIEFS LAWRENCE RESTAURANT TO CLOSE
May 16, 1996
Cathay Oriental restaurant will close after 25 years in business here. TC and Helen Cheung, owners, are moving to Maryland to be near their children, they said. TC Cheung said he and his wife haven’t decided if they will open another restaurant.
RICHARD PATTERSON
May 16, 1996
Graveside services for Richard H. Patterson, 70, Colorado Springs, Colo., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Patterson died Monday, May 13, 1996, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Denver.
OTTAWA CLEARS WAY FOR DEMOLITION
May 16, 1996
City commissioners took a step toward this week in tearing down a downtown building ravaged by fire last year. The commission held a public hearing on a proposal to demolish part of a stone building at 109 S. Walnut, which was heavily damaged in a March 1995 blaze.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS MAKE NATIONAL CONTEST
May 16, 1996
Lawrence students who placed first and second in 14 categories at the state 1996 History Day finals will go on to National History Day competition the week of June 10 in Washington D.C. In the junior division, individual projects category, Emily A. McWilliams, Sunset Hill, placed second with her project, “The February Sisters.”
HASKELL HOSTS THREE-DAY POWWOW
May 16, 1996
The annual commencement powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University kicks off with a grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday in Haskell Stadium. The powwow features dancers and drummers from throughout the country and dance and drumming competitions with prizes of up to $600. It is held in honor of Haskell’s graduation ceremonies, which are at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haskell auditorium.
LIONS PRIMED TO MAKE RUN FOR TOP PRIZE
May 16, 1996
Of all the championship plaques in Lawrence High’s well-stocked trophy cases, the one missing is the first-place prize for baseball. Based on the regular season and the Lions’ domination in Tuesday’s regional, the high school may have to make room for some more hardware.
ARCHITECT DESIGNS OLYMPIC CENTER
May 16, 1996
A Lawrence architect has a hands-on position managing sporting venues at the 1996 Olympics.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP, AWARD WINNERS
May 16, 1996
Adeyanju, Toyin: 1996 Endowment Merit Honor Scholarship-KU, Lawrence Kiwanis Club Scholarship, KU Black Faculty & Staff Book Award, Distinguished Scholar. Alger, Robyn: Distinguished Scholar, Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.
KU GRAD HAS NEWS FOR DOUBTERS
May 16, 1996
My senior year of high school I had two options for fourth period — driver’s education or journalism. My guidance counselor and I laughed at the apparent absurdity of the situation. Both classes seemed a waste of time for a legally blind student, but we decided on journalism because it wasn’t likely to get me killed.
SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS ADD UP FOR RETIRING KU PROFESSOR
May 16, 1996
A retiring KU professor cherishes the contributions he’s made to the lives of his students.
RAVEN OPENS BALDWIN STORE
May 16, 1996
The Raven Bookstore, 8 E. Seventh, has another retail location inside a coffee shop in Baldwin. “It was originally a house and then it was an old drug store and food counter,” said Raven owner Pat Kehde. “We’re just a space there in the (Blackjack Brew) coffee shop.”
OLYMPIC TORCH PRECEDE
May 16, 1996
A once-in-a-lifetime homecoming is in store tonight for a Lawrence native.
ELSIE SMITH
May 16, 1996
Services for Elsie May Smith, 70, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BIG EIGHT BASEBALL NOTES
May 16, 1996
Missouri is the top-seeded team in the Big Eight baseball tournament, but Oklahoma State has won the event 15 consecutive years.
OF NAMES REALLY SHORT
May 16, 1996
The early list of names of potential appointments to fill Dole’s seat includes a Lawrence woman who is a Court of Appeals judge.
REGENTS REQUEST 4% FACULTY RAISE
May 16, 1996
A 1997-98 budget proposal for KU and other state universities includes a 4 percent faculty pay raise.
DOLE QUITS SENATE
May 16, 1996
The decision to step aside clears the way for Dole to work full-time on his campaign for the White House as “a private citizen.”
FUMES FORCE FURRS DINERS OUT
May 16, 1996
About 15 people were forced out of a Lawrence restaurant Wednesday after an employee mixed two cleaning chemicals that caused a strong odor. About 12:30 p.m., firefighters were called to Furrs Cafeteria, 2300 Iowa, where a strong odor was reported.
HOLTON OUSTS KAWS
May 16, 1996
A line drive out with the tying run at the plate in the bottom of seventh inning dashed Perry-Lecompton’s hopes of qualifying for the Class 4A state softball tournament. Holton ousted the top-seeded Kaws, 4-2, in the regional championship on Wednesday at Tonganoxie Recreation Complex.
GRAVES VETOES ABORTION BILL
May 16, 1996
In vetoing the bill, the governor said Kansans “must recognize abortion is a legal and constitutionally protected medical procedure.”
S DECISION MAKES SENSE FOR CAMPAIGN
May 16, 1996
Area political scientists say Bob Dole’s surprise resignation from the Senate could invigorate his campaign. But a Democratic official says it’s an act of “desperation.”