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STATE FINES LOCAL NURSING HOME
June 27, 1997
A $400 penalty has been levied against a Lawrence nursing home for violating state regulations. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an order assessing the civil penalty against Sterling Heights, 1800 W. 27th.
SPEAKER OUTLINES FOUR DIRECTIONS DURING CEREMONY
June 27, 1997
About 25 people came together for a gathering of peace and healing Thursday night at the Medicine Wheel at Haskell Indian Nations University.
MILDRED LAING
June 27, 1997
Laing services Graveside services for Mildred B. Laing, 84, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
STUDENT SUPPORT DIRECTOR SEES IMPROVEMENT
June 27, 1997
Paul Buskirk has mixed feelings about graduation tallies of Kansas University athletes who entered college in 1990. “I’m never excited until we get in the 70 percentile,” said Buskirk, KU’s associate athletics director/student support services. “With hard work and some luck, I think a reasonable goal is 75 percent for student-athletes. That’s my goal.”
SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMES TO TOWN
June 27, 1997
The 1997 Kansas Special Olympics Camp will take place at Kansas University today and Saturday. Tim Rehder, assistant vice president of Sports and Competition with the Kansas Special Olympics, said 159 athletes, ages 8 to 73, would have the opportunity to sharpen their athletic skills and abilities.
RAYMOND JEROME HORTON II
June 27, 1997
Memorial services for Raymond Jerome Horton II, 22, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Horton died Tuesday, June 24, 1997.
WAYNE HATTABAUGH
June 27, 1997
Services for Wayne Hattabaugh, 53, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Hattabaugh died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at his home.
GEORGE CLINTON HARRIS
June 27, 1997
Services for George Clinton Harris, 75, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church, Tonganoxie. Private burial will be held at a later date. He was born March 1, 1922, in Langley, the son of Harry H. and Mary Alice Mitchell Harris. He moved to Tonganoxie two years ago from Louisburg. He was a heavy equipment operator and a World War II Navy veteran.
RADIO OPERATORS HAM IT UP ON AIR
June 27, 1997
Ham operators to hold field exercise this weekend
LAWRENCE MAN AIDS GREAT IMPOSTOR
June 27, 1997
Barry Bremen, otherwise known as The Great Impostor, pulled his avowed final stunt on Wednesday with the help of a Lawrence man. Bremen snuck onto the Olympia Fields Country Club course in suburban Chicago at the U.S. Senior Open and played a practice round on Wednesday with pros Larry Laoretti, Tom Wargo and Jim Dent.
TOPEKA SYMPHONY REPLACES FIREWORKS
June 27, 1997
The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will replace the usual fireworks at the 1997 KSNT Go 4th festival. The symphony will perform at 8 p.m. July 5 in the Moore Bowl on the Washburn University campus. The fireworks have been omitted from the festival because of safety concerns.
FENDLEY
June 27, 1997
Services for James Walter “Sonny” Fendley, 69, Leslie, Ark., will be at 10 a.m. today at Roller Coffman Chapel, Marshall, Ark. Burial will in Angora Cemetery. Mr. Fendley died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at Stone County Medical Center, Mount View, Ark.
MAN SENTENCED IN CAR ATTACK
June 27, 1997
A man who in February used his car to knock down a woman in a Lawrence parking lot was handed an eight-month sentence on Friday in Douglas County District Court. Carl D. Arnold, 20, Omaha, Neb., was granted 24 months probation on the sentence, meaning he will not serve jail time as long as he does not violate conditions set by District Judge Paula Martin and Douglas County Community Corrections. Arnold, who at the time of the incident was a Kansas University freshman, was convicted of aggravated battery, a felony.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
June 27, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
ROBERT L. ANDERSON
June 27, 1997
Services for Robert L. Anderson, 76, Little River, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Little River. Burial will be at Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River. Mr. Anderson died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.
COUNCIL ON AGING ELECTS OFFICERS
June 27, 1997
The Douglas County/Lawrence Advocacy Council on Aging elected new officers at its June meeting. JoAnna Byers and Ed Dutton are co-chairpersons. Cliff Wallace is vice-chairperson and Glenda Herd is secretary.
DESOTO CHAMBER DONATES TO MUSEUM
June 27, 1997
The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce voted to donate $500 to the recently opened Abbott Hall Museum. The rock building was built and originally inhabited by James Abbott, who came to the area in 1858 as an agent corresponding with Native Americans on behalf of the government. In later years, the building served as a Masonic Hall, a saddle shop, a hotel and a private home until the 1992 renovation projects began. It opened its doors in April of this year.
HASKELL CELEBRATES THREE SISTERS FESTIVAL
June 27, 1997
The harvest isn’t in yet, but the party already has begun. The Three Sisters Festival at Haskell Indian Nations University will commemorate corn, beans and squash Saturday and Sunday on the south end of campus.
MARRIAGES
June 27, 1997
Kevin D. Wilson, 41, Leavenworth, and Patricia J. Duncan, 37, Lawrence Kris Henkhaus, 21, Lawrence, and Jennifer Smith, 22, Shawnee
SHERRY RIDGEWAY MOORE
June 27, 1997
Services for Sherry Ridgeway Moore, 38, Topeka, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
SOUND OFF
June 27, 1997
Instead of constructing left-turn lanes at 14th and Massachusetts, has the city considered installing a traffic signal with a left-turn arrow? Currently, city staffers are working with officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to explore alternative solutions for reducing accidents at the intersection.
MARRIAGES
June 27, 1997
Brian Jones, 23, Lawrence, and Laura Keeton, 20, Lawrence Mark Eldridge, 47, Baldwin, and Jodie Russell, 47, Baldwin
SOUND OFF
June 27, 1997
Why aren’t there protected left-turn signals at Lawrence Avenue and Sixth Street? The intersection does not meet current requirements for a left-turn signal, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
POLLARD, VAUGHN HIT JACKPOT
June 27, 1997
This and that concerning pro, college and high school basketball. … Scot Pollard and Jacque Vaughn should celebrate long and hard after Wednesday’s NBA Draft. Both will be making a ton of money the next three years.
JOSEPHINE M. WHITE
June 27, 1997
Services for Josephine M. White, 94, San Jose, Calif., are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mrs. White died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, in San Jose.
BAXTER SERVICES
June 27, 1997
Services for John A. Baxter, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. July 3 at Church of the Redstone, Redstone, Colo. The family will greet friends after the service at Chair Mountain.
POLLARD VOWS NO MORE NAIL POLISH
June 27, 1997
TNT analyst Rick Majerus quipped that Scot Pollard had a little Dennis Rodman in him during Wednesday night’s telecast of the NBA Draft. “Pollard showed up for one workout with silver fingernail polish,” Majerus said after Pollard went to the Detroit Pistons as the 19th pick.
KANSAS EDITORS SAY STRONG ECONOMY IS BIG NEWS
June 27, 1997
Many small towns in Kansas are experiencing strong economies, say Kansas newspaper executives.
LOCAL BRIEFS
June 27, 1997
All three Lawrence golfers who played in the Optimists International regional qualifier on Wednesday at Salina Country Club have advanced to the national championships in late July in West Palm Beach, Fla. In the ages 14-15 competition, Ryan Morgan shot a 74 and finished third and Charles Santaularia carded a 76 and finished fifth.
CZECH FLIGHT CREW ARRIVES IN LAWRENCE
June 27, 1997
Stunt pilots from around the world are already arriving in Lawrence for the July 4-11 Advance World Aerobatics Championships.
CITY HEARS OPTIONS FOR MORE DOWNTOWN PARKING
June 27, 1997
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RED DOG DAYS QUESTION
June 27, 1997
When do Red Dog Days start? Don Gardner’s “Red Dog Days” start Tuesday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The first session is at noon and the second session at 6 p.m. Dog Days will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the first week and Monday through Thursday the rest of July. On Saturdays, Dog Days participants will meet at 15th and Kasold for an 8 a.m. run.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 27, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
HOSPITAL REPORTS
June 27, 1997
Births Randy and April Besser, Eudora, a girl, Thursday.