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NEW HOTELS TO OPEN JULY 1
May 27, 1996
Lawrence’s two new hotels hope to be open for business by the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
SUNDAY STORMS SAP AREA POWER
May 27, 1996
Sudden thunderstorms on Sunday left behind several inches of water and some residents without electrical service. “I called (KPL) around 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and at 1 p.m. it still was out,” Lawrence resident James Rives said.
LYNCHINGS GO UNDOCUMENTED
May 27, 1996
How could an event such as the lynching of three black men by a white mob on the Kansas River Bridge go undocumented in Lawrence’s history for decades? The culprit may be human nature, said Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
FRED O. RHOADES OBITUARY
May 27, 1996
Graveside services for Fred O. Rhoades, 90, Wellsville, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Rhoades died Saturday, May 25, 1996, at Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 27, 1996
* A bicycle valued on a police report at $1,000 was stolen between May 1 and May 15 from the 1900 block of Stewart Avenue, Lawrence police reported. * Fishing rods and a lantern valued on a police report at $1,000 were stolen between Friday and Saturday from a residence in the 700 block of Locust, police reported.
STORMS SCARE SOME CLINTON LAKE CAMPERS
May 27, 1996
But Sunday’s showers didn’t phase everyone who tried to enjoy the outdoors this Memorial Day weekend.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
Recently, a friend of mine toured the KPL plant with her son’s grade school class. The adults in the group were given official hard hats, yet the children were given plastic hats. Shouldn’t the children have been given protective head gear, too? Steve Johnson, general manager for the Lawrence KPL office, said the children would have been given the same protective head gear if the group toured any section of the plant that required such protective equipment.
SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
May 27, 1996
Jennifer Rolleg, a Kansas University senior, will participate in the 1996 Miss Kansas Scholarship Pageant June 5-8 on the Pratt Community College campus in Pratt. Twenty-four contestants will be evaluated by the pageant’s five judges, and the winner from the top 10 finalists will be announced during the final performance on June 8.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
When you mail an envelope at Dillon’s, why doesn’t it go out in a timely manner? Ken Keefer, director of advertising and public relations for Dillon’s, said the U.S. Postal Service picks up mail at each store in Lawrence between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily except for Sundays and holidays.
S OFFICE PROBES FATAL ACCIDENT
May 27, 1996
A Baldwin man was killed after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Douglas County Road 1055 less than a mile south of Lawrence. Donald Lee Ragan, 55, was taken by ambulance Sunday to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
ATTIG SETS NEW POLE VAULT MARK
May 27, 1996
Garrett Attig finally did it. The Lawrence High senior broke Tad Scales’ 22-year-old record in the pole vault. Attig didn’t snap Scales’ mark by much — a mere half-inch.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
Recently in the news, there have been stories about cigarette companies being sued by smokers. When did all this litigation stuff start? On June 13, 1988, the Liggett Group became the first cigarette manufacturer to be found guilty in the cancer death of a longtime smoker. A federal jury in New Jersey awarded $400,000 damages to Antonio Cipollone. His wife, Rose, died in 1984. She smoked heavily for 40 years. Liggett was found guilty of fraudulently misrepresenting risks of smoking. It was the first loss by a tobacco company in 300 suits filed since 1954.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
If there are 700 spaces rented at the fairgrounds for $25 to $30 each at the swap meet, do the taxpayers enjoy any of that money since we own the fairgrounds? “Absolutely not,” said Bill Bell, Douglas County’s director of buildings and grounds.
ATTIG SNATCHED LHS POLE VAULT RECORD
May 27, 1996
Now that Garrett Attig owns the Lawrence High record in the pole vault, he’s ready to call in the bet of former record holder Tad Scales. “He bet me that if I broke his record, he’d fly in from California and take me out to dinner,” Attig said. “I want to go to some place nice — like Skies in Kansas City. I want to wear a tuxedo. If the place doesn’t require a tie, then I’m not going to go.”
AREA TRACKSTERS SET RECORD
May 27, 1996
Scott Kesinger made sure he clutched the baton this time and his sticky fingers helped McLouth set a Class 2A record on Saturday. The McLouth quartet of Kesinger, Nathan Gardner, Mike Kimberlin and Luke Pickett blazed the 4 x 100 relay at the state high school track and field meet in Wichita in a record-setting time of 43.84.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
What does NEXRAD mean when they talk about weather on TV? Next Generation Weather Radar.
S XII, BUT WHY NOT VIII PLUS IV?
May 27, 1996
Notes and quotes while wondering if the famous jeans maker will buy the Indianapolis 500 and rename it the Indianapolis Levi’s 501. … When the Big 12 Conference opens for business on July 1, the new league plans to have four logos available for marketing purposes. Only one logo has been revealed. It has “Big 12 Conference” in small letters running through a large XII. Too bad they didn’t have room for VIII + IV. …
NOT GONE, DRAFT REMAINS FORGOTTEN
May 27, 1996
Many of the dead remembered on Memorial Day were military draftees. Today, young men are still required to register, even though there hasn’t been a draft since 1973.
MAKING MORE THAN MINIMUM THE NORM HERE
May 27, 1996
Lawrence employers express few concerns about increasing the minimum wage.
LEGACY.
May 27, 1996
Wearing masks, members of the lynch mob arrived at the jail about 1 a.m. wielding sledge hammers and chisels, and began tearing at the walls. They cut the locks, grabbed three men awaiting trial and marched them out with ropes around the prisoners’ necks.
LAWRENCE MAN A VICTIM OF DATA IDENTITY CRISIS
May 27, 1996
By using personal information stolen from other people, criminals are causing long-range problems for their victims.
LHS GRADS CELEBRATE
May 27, 1996
Lawrence High School seniors became graduates Sunday night.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 27, 1996
Births Bobby and Ursula Kissinger, Tonganoxie, a boy, Sunday.
LHS BASEBALL TRY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ON FOR SIZE
May 27, 1996
Since Lawrence High started playing baseball in 1986, the Lions have produced eight state champions in football. LHS senior Shane Wedd started on the Lions’ latest football winner last fall and was the starting catcher for Lawrence in Saturday’s Class 6A baseball title game — a 5-4 nine-inning victory over Topeka Seaman at Johnson County 3&2 in Lenexa.
4-H STORY
May 27, 1996
4-H still offers livestock programs, although the clubs are now dominated by city youths.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1996
Why was the left-turn arrow taken away for traffic going west at Ninth and Mississippi? When traffic signals at the intersection were replaced last year, city crews counted traffic in the area and determined that there weren’t enough cars turning off Ninth to merit dedicated left-turn signals, considering that there were enough adequate gaps to permit left turns without undue delay, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.