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VEGAS OPENS ON PRAIRIE
May 18, 1996
No buy-in limits, no time limits and no admission fees. A gambling hall being billed as Kansas’ first Las Vegas-style casino opens today.
ACCIDENTS KILL TWO IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
May 18, 1996
Two people were killed in separate auto accidents in Franklin County, including a 55-year-old Wichita woman whose car went out of control of Interstate 35. Barbara J. Olmsted lost control of her car about 11 a.m. Thursday near the junction of U.S. 59, said Franklin County Undersheriff Craig Davis. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
STUDENTS LEARN BUSINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
May 18, 1996
Tymber Dhans was concerned Friday about the three most important words in business: location, location, location. Tymber and her four partners’ business faced a wall in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. They were worried their wares wouldn’t be visible enough to buyers at an International Market.
HASKELL SENDS FORTH GRADUATES
May 18, 1996
Ninety-six graduates went through Haskell Indian Nations University’s colorful commencement exercises on Friday.
STUDENTS HAMMER OUT SEMESTER PROJECT
May 18, 1996
“This is better than being inside all day, 12 inches from a computer screen,” architecture student David Hinsley said.
RESEARCHERS SEEK CHILDREN FOR STUDY
May 18, 1996
Kansas University researchers are studying the language of children ages 20-27 months who are developing language normally and children age 32-48 months who have a language disorder. The study involves play sessions at either the child’s home or the university over an eight-month period. At the completion of the study, children are awarded a $50 savings bond.
TORCH PASSES WITHOUT FLICKER
May 18, 1996
The Olympic flame’s trip through Lawrence was a smooth one, authorities said. Lawrence police Sgt. Susan Hadl said officers reported no problems along the Lawrence leg of the Olympic Torch Relay. The flame passed through the city on Thursday evening, prompting cheers among the thousands of residents who lined the winding relay route.
PIONEERS
May 18, 1996
A rural cemetery, where some of the county’s first settlers were buried, is being renovated.
PERRY-LECOMPTON TEACHER TO BE REMEMBERED
May 18, 1996
Perry-Lecompton High School is preparing a scrapbook of letters of remembrance, photos and other memorabilia concerning the 16-year career of retiring English teacher Jane Lucas. Lucas — who sponsored the drama club, coached the forensics team and directed many plays and musicals for the school — will retire at the end of this year. Video clips are also being sought. Items from friends, fellow professionals and current and former students are being solicited through May 29.
OTTAWA HONORS OUTSTANDING ATHLETE
May 18, 1996
A ceremony to honor four standout Ottawa University athletes will have a strong Kansas University presence. Family members of Lyman Morgan, a three-sport standout in the 1930s, will bring a tinge of crimson and blue to the crowd during Morgan’s induction into the Braves Hall of Fame.
MARSHA KAY WALLIN
May 18, 1996
Graveside services for Marsha Kay Wallin, 44, Port Allen, La., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth with the Rev. Henry Wolmarans officiating. Mrs. Wallin died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.
DEVELOPER PLANS OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE OLD-LIKE
May 18, 1996
A 125-year-old home in Old West Lawrence is slated for demolition, and a new old-style house is planned to take its place. Reed Brinton wants to replace the current home at 828 La. with a new three-bedroom residence. He bought the property last month, and had planned renovations and an addition to the rear.
KU DOWNS K-STATE
May 18, 1996
The conditions favored offense, but darned if Kansas University’s baseball team didn’t win with pitching and defense instead. With a stiff wind blowing in his face, KU’s Josh Belovsky threw a complete game, and the Jayhawks turned three double plays to bounce Sunflower State rival Kansas State, 14-4, from the Big Eight tournament on Friday at All Sports Stadium.
HASKELL EVENTS FILL WEEKEND
May 18, 1996
Haskell Indian Nations University’s commencement weekend continues today with several sporting events and the annual Spring Powwow. Today’s activities begin with registration for alumni, parents and friends at 8 a.m. at Stidham Union, followed by a 9 a.m. meeting of the National Haskell Alumni Assn. at Navarre Hall.
COLUMBIA OFFICIAL TO LEAVE LAWRENCE
May 18, 1996
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. completed its swap of six hospitals with Paracelsus Healthcare Corp., meaning a Lawrence executive with Columbia will soon be leaving town. The two companies exchanged three hospitals each in a deal announced Friday. Columbia acquired hospitals in Florida and Louisiana and the 190-bed Halstead Hospital in Halstead. In exchange, it gave Paracelsus hospitals in Utah and Florida.
NEIGHBORS GETTING THEIR WISH WHEN SORCHED HOUSE RAZED
May 18, 1996
A house once scorched by fire, tangled in the legal system and later purchased for renovation is now targeted for demolition. The property, at 127 E. 17th, will be razed when crews are available after June 13, said Mike Lechtenberg, who bought the property within the year. He applied for a demolition permit last week.
GROUP OPENS DIALOGUE ON RACE ISSUES
May 18, 1996
All-white businesses. Unsolved crimes against minorities. A Confederate flag and Nazi literature circulating at a junior high school. The question for a community group that formed last year isn’t whether there is racism in Lawrence, but what to do about it.
BAKER HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS
May 18, 1996
The following Lawrence and area students were honored recently at Baker University’s Honors and Endowment Convocation: * Baldwin — Catherine Dee, recipient of the Dr. Stanley H. and Marguerite E. Flickinger Memorial in biology; Sally Gronniger, National Undergraduate Literature Conference participant, Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honorary, Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges; Heather Harvey, Alpha Delta Sigma senior scholastic honorary.
COUNTY PINS DOWN COST OF NEW JAIL
May 18, 1996
Douglas County officials now have a full accounting of the costs associated with building the new jail.
TEMPLIN RESIDENTS PLAN REUNION
May 18, 1996
Former residents of Templin Hall, a men’s scholarship hall at Kansas University that existed between 1940 and 1943, will have their first-ever reunion June 1. Martin Jones, a former Templin resident, said the reunion will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Adams Alumni Center at KU.