Archive for Thursday, June 5, 1997

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NATIONAL GROUP HONORS KU PROFESSOR
June 5, 1997
A professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Kansas University has won the national 1997 Phi Beta Delta Faculty Award for contributions to international education. George Woodyard, former KU dean of international studies, was lauded by Phi Beta Delta, the national honor society for international scholars.
BEEPERS GIVE ACCUSED CRIMINAL AWAY
June 5, 1997
A pair of beepers blew the whistle on a would-be criminal this week. About 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence police were called to L.A. Communications, 951 E. 23rd, where a man allegedly had taken a couple of beepers.
COMMISSIONERS DEVELOP ROAD AND BRIDGE PLAN
June 5, 1997
A wish list of county road and bridge projects is beginning to take shape.
HEARING SLATED IN PATIENT ABUSE CASE
June 5, 1997
A 22-year-old Lawrence woman accused of abusing a patient at an area nursing home is scheduled for a preliminary hearing. On June 24, a Douglas County District Court judge will decide whether enough evidence exists to order Angela M. Branson to stand trial on the felony count of mistreatment of a dependent adult.
MAN RELATIVELY UNSCATHED AFTER BEING RUN OVER
June 5, 1997
Question of the day: How does one get run over by a Nissan Pathfinder, and not break a bone? For the answer, you’ll have to ask the 34-year-old Lawrence man to whom this happened early Wednesday.
VIRGINIA JUNE VANTUYL PARKER
June 5, 1997
Services for Virginia June Vantuyl Parker, 75, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Parker died Monday, June 2, 1997, in Magee, Miss.
OTTAWA RESIDENTS VOICE FRUSTRATION WITH CITY
June 5, 1997
City officials caught the wrath of four constituents at a meeting Wednesday night.
MARRIAGES
June 5, 1997
Thomas J. Price, 37, Berryton, and Christine M. Corbin, 29, Topeka James A. Martin, 31, Lawrence, and Peggy K. Chilson, 32, Lawrence
LAWRENCE MAN CHARGED IN EAST LAWRENCE SHOOTING
June 5, 1997
A Texas manwas hospitalized and a Lawrence man was charged with attempted murder after a shooting inside a truck in far East Lawrence.
LOCAL BRIEFS
June 5, 1997
Evers, Amezcua 14th at NCAA meet Bloomington, Ind. — Kansas University’s Michael Evers was in 14th through five events of the decathlon on Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indiana University. Teammate Ricardo Amezcua took 14th in the 10,000 meters in 30:26.89.
STUDENT POETRY
June 5, 1997
The poems by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing classes at Lawrence High School are called “springboard poems.” The students read a piece of prose and then converted it into poetry. Over in the Holler
OPAL LOUISE LEE
June 5, 1997
Graveside services for Opal Louise Lee, 83, Casa Grande, Ariz., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Lee died Monday, June 2, 1997, at the Desert Valley Care Center in Casa Grande.
HUGHES
June 5, 1997
Services for William E. “Duke” Hughes, 75, Lawrence, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 will conduct military graveside services. Mr. Hughes died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
EUDORA UNVEILS HONOR ROLL
June 5, 1997
Eudora High School’s fourth-quarter honor roll reads as follows: Seniors
INVESTIGATORS SORT HOMICIDE STORIES
June 5, 1997
Investigators fielding stories about man’s death
CARILLONNEURS GATHER FOR 55TH ANNUAL CONGRESS
June 5, 1997
Carillonneurs ring the right bells at their 55th annual congress.
BROWNBACK SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE PANEL
June 5, 1997
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback supports forming a bipartisan commission to reform campaign finance.
FORMER JAYHAWK CHARGED WITH BATTERY
June 5, 1997
A former Kansas University basketball player was charged on Wednesday with domestic battery in connection with a weekend dispute with his wife. A preliminary hearing for Billy David “B.J.” Williams II, 22, 2001 W. Sixth, was scheduled for June 24 in Douglas County District Court. Williams was out of Douglas County Jail on $500 bond.
FATHER SUSPECTED IN TODDLER ABUSE
June 5, 1997
Lawrence police on Tuesday night were investigating an incident in which a 3-month-old baby girl suffered serious injuries. Police believe the child’s father is the suspect. Police about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday were called to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, where the baby’s 18-year-old mother brought the girl.
CITY COMMISSIONERS TO SETTLE CONTRACT DISPUTE
June 5, 1997
City administrators and local firefighters have agreed to disagree during negotiations for a new work agreement.
BUS QUESTION LOOKING TO BALLOT BOX
June 5, 1997
Next month, city commissioners plan to discuss whether the prospect of creating a citywide bus system should be put up for a public vote.
YOUR 1996-97 LAWRENCE HIGH AWARD WINNERS
June 5, 1997
It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Lawrence High athletic awards. If you want to capture that big-time award atmosphere, seal this column in an envelope, put on your tuxes and formal gowns, and announce the winners at The Granada.
OUR TOWN SPORTS FOR
June 5, 1997
Salvation Army Goal 10,000: The Salvation Army basketball leagues and former Kansas standout Rex Walters will introduce a new program at 11 a.m. Friday at the SA gym. It’s called Goal 10,000 and is designed to help young basketball players set goal and accomplish them during the summer. Registration forms are available at the SA office, 946 New Hampshire St. For information, call 843-2439. *
COMMUNITY EVENTS ON TAP FOR THIS WEEKEND
June 5, 1997
Two area towns have scheduled events aimed at feeding visitors’ bodies and minds.
JOB SQUAWK MAKES WORKERS TALK WALK
June 5, 1997
Several Eudora city employees spoke out Wednesday in support of an embattled supervisor.
KU PROFS CROSS CULTURAL LINESAND FIND LOVE WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE
June 5, 1997
The Velasco family soon will be welcoming a new member.
S FINALIST LIST
June 5, 1997
Several Lawrence filmmakers have made it into the finals of this year’s Kan Film Festival.
FOR THE RECORD
June 5, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
KU STUDENT EARNS COAN AWARD
June 5, 1997
A Kansas University senior in business administration from Israel received the Clark Coan Leadership Award for his work on campus. Becky Coan, widow of the late Clark Coan, recently presented the award to David Cohavi.
COUPLE HAS VISION FOR SMALL FARM
June 5, 1997
A North Lawrence couple has a vision to build a small, nontraditional farm.
LHS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CHOSEN TO REPLACE TATE
June 5, 1997
An assistant principal at Lawrence High School has been selected as the school’s principal.
THE BOOK ON DICK PATTERSON
June 5, 1997
Dick Patterson, 57, the new principal at Lawrence High, has been an assistant principal at LHS for three years. Before joining LHS, he was: