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OVER PICKS
June 26, 1997
All’s well that ends well. Initially miffed that several NBA teams ignored Jacque Vaughn in the NBA draft, Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams emerged from his Allen Fieldhouse office “ecstatic” after Vaughn was tabbed 27th overall by the Utah Jazz.
DAVID FREEMAN RAMBERG
June 26, 1997
Sharon Kae Ramberg Marceline, Mo. — Services for David Freeman Ramberg, 73, and Sharon Kae Ramberg, 51, both of Marceline, Mo., will be 11 a.m. today at McLaughlin-Scudiero Funeral Home in Marceline, Mo. Graveside services for Mrs. Ramberg will be held at 4 p.m. today at Soldier Cemetery in Soldier.
KANSAS PRESS ASSOCIATION HAS CONVENTION IN LAWRENCE
June 26, 1997
The Internet is here to stay, and newspapers are learning to coexist with new technology.
LAWRENCE MAN SENTENCED IN 1995 PIPE-BOMB INCIDENT
June 26, 1997
Jeffrey Campbellwas one of four Lawrence youths prosecuted for blasting a hole in a state trooper’s house.
FRANK C. MOELLER
June 26, 1997
Services for Frank C. Moeller, 85, Overbrook, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mr. Moeller died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at his home.
ROBERTS CLAIMS VICTORY ON HELPING RURAL ELDERLY
June 26, 1997
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts claimed success at getting rural elderly Kansans more health care under Medicare.
RULING WITHHELD IN TRUCK CAB SHOOTING CASE
June 26, 1997
After a two-day preliminary hearing for a suspect in a far East Lawrence shooting, District Judge Robert Fairchild agreed to take charges against Billy R. Mason under advisement. Fairchild did not rule as to whether the 36-year-old Lawrence man should stand trial for attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Leonardo Correa, 34. A motion to dismiss filed by Mason’s attorney is pending, and Douglas County prosecutors now have until July 11 to formally respond to the motion.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING OFF-DUTY OFFICER
June 26, 1997
The moral of this story: Know whom you’re dealing with before making threats with a weapon. Lawrence police arrested Callen Lee Sharp, 30, Lawrence, after he allegedly threatened an off-duty police officer with a gun during a traffic dispute.
STUDENTS REACH GED MILESTONE
June 26, 1997
A keynote speaker and GED recipient told GED graduates not to let people minimize their achievement.
TURNOUT LOW FOR FREE STATE CAMP
June 26, 1997
Twenty to 25 prospective Free State High football players have been showing up for the Firebirds’ camp this week. “It’s not nearly the turnout I would like,” Firebird coach Bob Lisher said. “The number varies every night. It’s baseball season.”
BRADLEY STEVEN ERWIN
June 26, 1997
Graveside services for Bradley Steven Erwin, 31, Paris Springs, Mo., will be 5 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mr. Erwin died Monday, June 23, 1997, at a public park near Paris Springs, Mo.
THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL GARDEN OPENS JULY 4TH WEEKEND
June 26, 1997
After being closed formore than a year, The Garden reopens to the public July 4.
LAWRENCE CRAPS ORGANIZER PLEADS GUILTY
June 26, 1997
A 48-year-old Lawrence man arrested for organizing a craps game at his home was convicted on Wednesday of commercial gambling. Robert E. White Sr. pleaded guilty to the felony offense. Two misdemeanor charges, gambling and allowing his home at 804 N.J. to be used for gambling, were dropped.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
June 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
TRIAL DATE SET FOR FORMER JAYHAWK
June 26, 1997
A former Kansas University basketball player on Wednesday pleaded innocent to domestic battery. Billy David “B.J.” Williams II, 22, 2001 W. Sixth, was charged with the misdemeanor offense in a dispute with his wife. A trial date of Aug. 25 has been set.
STATE JOBLESS RATE AT FIVE-YEAR LOW
June 26, 1997
Kansas’ unemployment rate fell to a five-year low during May, the Department of Human Resources reported Monday. The jobless rate for last month was placed at 3.8 percent, the lowest it has been in May since 1992, said HR Secretary Wayne Franklin.
SOCIAL WORKER TO VISIT HAITI
June 26, 1997
A social worker from Lawrence will visit Haiti next month.
HELEN MARGUERITE BARNETT
June 26, 1997
Graveside services for Helen Marguerite Barnett, 78, Perry, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry. Mrs. Barnett died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
MARINE BAND DIRECTOR VISITS LAWRENCE
June 26, 1997
Former Marine Band director Col. John Bourgeois strikes up the band in Lawrence.
KAITLYN AND JACOB MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES IN 1996
June 26, 1997
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its annual list of the most popular baby names in the state.
MILDRED LAING
June 26, 1997
Graveside services for Mildred Laing, 84, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Laing died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
OUR TOWN SPORTS
June 26, 1997
Sellon Wins Six Races: Chris Sellon of the Lawrence Aquahawks captured six first-places in the boys 10 & under age group at the Longview Aquatics Summer Challenge last weekend in Kansas City. Teammates Kristen Nilsen, Amy Meyer and Kelli Criswell won three races apiece. Andrea Hemphill was a double winner. Single-event winners were Axah McCalla, Megan Little, Caitlin Standish, Rachel Sellon and Jonathan Hemphill. *
AIDS GROUPS PROMOTING AWARENESS
June 26, 1997
AIDS groups are promoting awareness of the disease through National HIV Testing Day Friday. The National Association of People with AIDS and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors have designated Friday as a day of awareness for HIV counseling and antibody testing.
LAWRENCE MAN PLEADS TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
June 26, 1997
A 37-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to taking sexually explicit photos of a teen-age girl. Bruce E. Arnold pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child for incidents between August 1996 and January of this year. The girl, who turned 15 in November, was dressed in suggestive costumes and photographed in suggestive poses.
SAND VOLLEYBALL QUESTIONS
June 26, 1997
Why aren’t there a sufficient number of game balls for sand volleyball leagues that play on Wednesday night? Don’t part of the fees go for balls? And why doesn’t the parks and recreation department put down rope for a back line on one of the courts? It’s been missing since the season started. Bob Stanclift, adult sports supervisor for the parks and recreation department, said he purchased a ball as soon as he was made aware of the problem. Both sand volleyball courts now have brand new balls, Stanclift said. The back-line rope, Stanclift added, was replaced the day after he learned it was missing.
June 26, 1997
The work of a former Lawrence resident can be seen on the big screen.
INCLUDES AREA WOMEN ARTISTS
June 26, 1997
A juried exhibition of artworks in Atchison will reflect the spirit of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. “Soaring Spirits, a Celebration of Amelia Earhart,” a juried exhibition sponsored by the Atchison Art Assn. in conjunction with the Amelia Earhart Centennial Celebration, is coming to the Muchnic Gallery, 704 N. Fourth St., Atchison.
HOSPITAL BIRTHS
June 26, 1997
Births Danielle Schiesser and J.R. Holladay, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
LAND NEAR SCHOOL AWAITS DEVELOPMENT
June 26, 1997
Commissioners also supported granting a permit for new fire station for Lecompton City & Township Fire and Rescue.
VANCUREN TO COACH LHS BASKETBALL
June 26, 1997
Mark Vancuren, who coached Seminole High to the Oklahoma Class 4A title last season, has accepted the job as Lawrence High’s head boys basketball coach.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 26, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
S POLLARD, VAUGHN TAKEN IN FIRST ROUND
June 26, 1997
Standing poolside in an undisclosed city, Scot Pollard screamed into his cell phone after Detroit made him the 19th pick in the NBA Draft. “You scream. I scream. We all scream for ice cream!” a delirious Pollard exclaimed after learning the Pistons had made him a No. 1 selection.
SWING SET TAKES TO THE BEACH FOR A BOTTLENECK BASH ON THE FOURTH.
June 26, 1997
Move over Frankie and Annette! “The Beach Party” is about to hit The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., in a special Swing Set on July 4. No word yet if Beach Blanket Bingo is part of the evening’s activities, but DJ Skinny D plans to serve up Hawaiian hits (maybe some of that swingin’ Don Ho?) and rockabilly tunes.
DURABLE GOODS ORDERS FALL, HOME SALES RISE
June 26, 1997
The recent reportsreinforced economists prediction Federal Reserve policy-makers won’t need to fight inflation by with higher interest rates.
EUDORA GRANDMOTHER TURNS TO ART
June 26, 1997
A late-in-life career change makes a painter out of “Granny B.”
SCULPTURES TO HIGHLIGHT KC MUSEUM
June 26, 1997
Bronze sculptures are being created locally that will be featured in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
THESE PEOPLE WERE AWARDED GEDS
June 26, 1997
Chastity Adams, Michelle Alcorn, Bruce Alexander, Eric Atkin, Russ Barnes, James Baune, Chrisandra Baxter, Michael Bearden, Hannah Beeghley, Charlotte Bennett, Diane Bennett, Tamela Benoit, Eric Bond, Joshua Brandt, Cassie Breight, Lisa Bridgens, Elvis Brown, Sonya Brown, Stacey Brown, Tonya Brown, Angela Burggraf, Aaron Butell, Alexa Byrd, Glenda Callaway, Eli Campbell, Michele Carrie, Chris Chamberlin, Nicholas Christensen, Tony Cisneros, Javon Clemons, James Coble, Rebecca Coffman, Tondrea Coleman, April Conn, Kenny Connor, Daniel Contestabile, Merrideth Corbin, Lafayette Cosby, Christine Crockett, Jim Cumpton, Loretta Cusick, Stephan Darnel, Courtland Davis, Ann Defrees, Kevin Diers, Catherine Donohue, Mandy Dreiling, Jessica Downs, Douglas Eadon, John Edmiston, Chaconie Edwards, Kelly Elkins, Carrie England, Austin Ennis, David Estigoy, Adam Eurich, Johnny Evans, Rodney Farmer, Nicole Fisher, Jamie Flanagan, Pemy Pleuker, James Ford, Don Fowler, Ronald Fowler Jr., Brian Franklin, Danielle Frayne, Brandy French, John Friend, Darrell Frye, Mark Gabrielson, Amy Garrett, Louise Gass, Caroline Germann, Mario Godinez, Mary Goodlett, Thomas Graves, Justin Green, Mark Grey, Shawn Griffith, Deon Gulley, Michael Guodace, Tressa Hadl, Mindy Harden, Krista Helmboldt, Cynthia Hertel, Matthew Hillers, Homer Holloway, Jeannie Howard, John Hylton, D.J. Idowu, Cherie Jackson, Emily Jacobs, Loretta James, Natasha Johns, Courtney Johnson, Janet Jones, Tatum Keister, Debra Kelley, Stacey Koehler, Michael Krough, Florence Laducer, Neal Larsen, Brandy Lawson, Jennifer Leib, Stephanie Loflin, Michael Long, Laura Lovett, Susan Lowenthal, Christina Mailen, Ralph Manganiell, Dorothy Mann, Michelle Markley, Andrew Marshall, Suzanne McBride, Casey McClellan, Rashidi McClelland, Kris McDonald, Chantel Michels, Aaron Miller, David Miller, Elizabeth Miller, William Mooney, Natalie Nall, Matthew Nelson, Amy Nichals, Aaron Noller, Mary Nolting, Edward Norris, Monica Palmer, Curtis Patton, Mark Payton, Lauri Pentlin, Eshwarat Persaud, Billy Peterson, Melissa Pheasant, Vickie Poe, Taran Powers, Mindy Press, Billy Price, Eric Price, Kathy Richards, Brian Richeson, Kathryn Rison, Heidi Roberts, Anna Robinson, Robin Robinson, Alfreda Rolland, Nicole Ross, James Roubison, Melissa Rybolt, Katie Scheidt, Jamie Schmidtberger, Richard Scott, Tanya Scott, Marcia See, Glenda Sharon, Kevin Shuart, Sam Sieber, Neal Siebert, Mary Sinclair, Winland Sisk II, Prairie Small, Victoria Smith, Steve Snavely, Angela Sodamann, Michael Stanwix, Jeremy Stickler, Christina Stocker, Anna Suarez, Keri Sullivan, Neil Thakker, Kelli Thompson, Mary Thorpe, Russell Thrailkill, Angela Trober, Merinda Tuffley, Anna Tyburski, Chandra Tyner, Danny Ussery, Jamie VanMeter, Quawana Vann, Linda Vaughan, Evetta Vice, Justin Wabnum, Kathleen Wasson, Marianne Wasson, Barbara Waterman, Kevin Waters, Mary Weeks, Willie West, Steve Wheeler, Kimberly Whitaker, Carrie Wilks, Angela Williams, Chantel Williams, Darick Willis, Nicole Willis, Nathan Winter, Josh Wisdom, Andy Witkowski, Pemina YellowBird, Monique Yoho, Sarah Young and Summer Young.
FIRE AND MEDICAL CREWS BATTLE THREE FIRES
June 26, 1997
Blazes in two apartment complexes and a duplex occupied firefighters throughout the morning and afternoon.
ZONING CHANGES AWAIT STAFF INPUT
June 26, 1997
Douglas County’s zoning enforcement staff will draft a proposal for dealing with junk cars and home-based businesses. On Wednesday, county commissioners said they wanted to re-examine the regulations that currently are in effect. County residents are prohibited from having more than one inoperable, untagged vehicle on their property.
BAXTER SERVICES
June 26, 1997
Memorial services for John A. Baxter, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. July 3 at Church of the Redstone, Redstone, Colo. Mr. Baxter died Feb. 23, 1997, at his home.
CLINTON LAKE SOFTBALL COMPLEX FENCE QUESTION
June 26, 1997
When will the city do something about the fences and foul balls at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex? Fences bordering walkways and the children’s playground at Clinton Lake Softball Complex are 4 feet higher than the outfield fences, according to Bob Stanclift, adult sports supervisor for the parks and recreation department. “We made those fences extra-high with safety in mind,” Stanclift said.
SOUND
June 26, 1997
A prolific group changes members and achieves a bigger sound.
S BOREDOM SPARKS EXPERIMENT
June 26, 1997
It must have been boredom. I won’t allow myself to say it was any other reason that my wife and I decided to test the theory that has been circulating throughout the Internet and the drug culture for the past several weeks.
HEROES WITHOUTCAUSE
June 26, 1997
Elaborate visuals,tons of commotion and a transfixing Uma Thurman cannot make up for this lightweight comic book corn. Fire up the Bat Signal! The Caped Crusader is on the lam.
STORYTELLING TRADITION LIVES ON
June 26, 1997
APPLE VALLEY BREAK BUSHELS OF FOOD
June 26, 1997
Restaurant
BREAKOUT
June 26, 1997
Life is a …