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WIDOW LEAVES $88,000 FOR KU
May 22, 1996
The wife of a Cleveland businessman bequeathed $88,000 to Kansas University for unrestricted use, KU officials said Tuesday. The estate of Elisabeth Schmidt, widow of Henry Schmidt, the late chairman and president of North American Coal Corp., donated the money to KU Endowment Association.
SUMMER JOBS
May 22, 1996
Teens interested in building, painting and landscaping can learn this summer from a team of professionals. The city’s Youth Employment Summer program will pay 18 youths, aged 16 to 21, to learn and apply construction and landscaping skills.
NAKED MAN ATTACKS WOMAN NEAR LECOMPTON
May 22, 1996
Douglas County sheriff’s officers are investigating an incident in which a woman reported she was assaulted early Sunday by a naked man near Lecompton. The 51-year-old woman from Poundridge, N.Y., told officers she was jogging about 7:45 a.m. Sunday on County Road 500E, about a mile west of Lecompton, when a black pickup truck drove past her.
NEW COP BMWS
May 22, 1996
The Terminator would be impressed. If he had emotions, that is, about the Lawrence Police Department’s newest vehicles — state-of-the-art BMW motorcycles.
BOARD, TEACHERS PRESENT PROPOSALS FOR SALARY INCREASE
May 22, 1996
Pay increases for teachers hit the negotiation table Tuesday night.
TAKEOVER OUTSHINES MERGER PROPOSAL
May 22, 1996
A new utility merger proposal between KCPL and UtiliCorp still isn’t good enough to beat the Western Resources bid, analysts said.
LAWRENCE ACCIDENT VICTIMS HOSPITALIZED
May 22, 1996
Four Lawrence residents and a Gardner man remained in area hospitals following an accident Monday night about a mile west of Gardner in southwest Johnson County. Tammy A. Beck, 27, Lawrence, was driving a van that was struck by a Corvette being driven by William I. Bryan, 46, Gardner. The accident occurred at 8:05 p.m. near 143rd Street and Four Corners Road.
PRINCIPAL KEEPS WORD, SHAVES HIS HEAD
May 22, 1996
Scott Slava has taken pies in the face and made a monkey out of himself, all in the name of getting his students to read. On Monday, as he has done for each of the past four years, Slava pulled off a stunt designed to get Jefferson County North Elementary School students deeper into their books.
COLUMBIA REP SPLITS DUTY IN LAWRENCEHALSTEAD
May 22, 1996
David Nevill is the new CEO at a Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. hospital in Halstead, but he still has work in Lawrence.
MCLOUTH CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES HOME DEMOLITION
May 22, 1996
The city council discussed condemning a home described by Mayor Glenn Wear as unfit for human habitation, but it took no action at its Tuesday meeting. Wear said no one is living in the home on Cynthia Street but that it is beyond repair and will need to be demolished. The city council also is keeping its eye on several homes with yards that need to be cleaned up, Wear said.
BALDWIN COUPLE SERVES AS MODEL FOR FOSTER FAMILIES
May 22, 1996
Foster parents Michael and Penny Berndt recently received the local Foster Family of the Year award.
BLUE HERON RELOCATES
May 22, 1996
The Blue Heron Ltd., 937 Mass., is moving to the Former Raney Drug Store location at 921 Mass. The Blue Heron, a furniture store that specializes in futons and other modern furnishings, has been in downtown since 1986. Owners of the Blue Heron plan to expand their merchandise at the new store.
STATE TREASURER SAYS SHE KNOWS KANSANS BEST
May 22, 1996
The state treasurer says she understands Kansans’ problems much better than her opponent, who has spent the past 30 years in Washington.
TOUR GUIDE GIVES BEHIND-THE-SCENES GLIMPSE OF KU
May 22, 1996
Margey Frederick, the wife of Kansas University’s athletic director, has been giving educational tours of the university campus for three years.
NATIONAL CRIME STORY TAKES LOCAL FOCUS
May 22, 1996
On ABC News Tuesday night, Lawrence was a small college town with big-city worries.
STRAWBERRIES GROW WITHOUT MUCH FUSS
May 22, 1996
The first strawberries in our patch began ripening over the weekend, the signal that one of my family’s summer rituals has begun. At our house, the strawberries that don’t get eaten directly off the plant will wind up sliced over vanilla ice cream. If there ever was an all-American dessert, that’s it.
STATE GROUP AIDS WORKERS
May 22, 1996
The Rapid Response team travels the state to help employees who have been laid off.
HELP
May 22, 1996
The city council here hopes to find a Boy Scout troop interested in fixing the city’s welcome sign on Main Street off Kansas Highway 32. “It needs some paint and attention,” Mayor Arlene Pritchard said Tuesday.
S FUTURE IN BASEBALL PROMISING
May 22, 1996
Now that most of the balls that flew out of Oklahoma City’s All Sports Stadium last weekend have landed, time enough has passed to assess Kansas University’s baseball season. Did the Jayhawks of ‘96 live up to expectations? Depends on who’s expecting.
CITY COMMISSION OKS LOW-INCOME HOUSING PLAN
May 22, 1996
Thirty homes in southeast Lawrence would cost 25 percent less than going rates.
HERBERT W. CHINNERY
May 22, 1996
Services for Herbert W. Chinnery, 87, Pittsburg, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland, with the Rev. John West officiating. Mr. Chinnery died Sunday, May 19, 1996, at Parkview Health Care Facility, Bolivar.
LHS SENIOR WINS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
May 22, 1996
A Lawrence High School senior has received a Merit Scholarship from the University of the South. Hilary L. Getz, a National Merit finalist, is one of about 2,500 winners of such scholarships nationwide.