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KU GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY GAIN HEALTH INSURANCE
June 30, 1997
KU graduate students involved in teaching and research are on the verge of gaining state-supported health insurance benefits.
SIMMONS
June 30, 1997
Services for James L. “Tony” Simmons, 59, of Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Simmons died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Providence St. Margaret in Kansas City, Kan. He had been a Kansas City resident for the past 20 years.
TEEN PARTY TIME TUESDAY NIGHT
June 30, 1997
Attention teens: Lace up those dancing shoes. The Lawrence Teen Center is sponsoring a “Junior High Dance” from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th.
CALLAWAY LIFTS RAIDERS
June 30, 1997
Ryan Callaway bashed a three-run homer and Matt Maigaard contributed a solo shot to fuel the Lawrence Raiders to a 6-4 baseball victory over Topeka Post 400 on Sunday. Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, the Raiders had back-to-back singles from Mike Mondi and Matt Maigaard before Callaway unloaded his seventh homer of the season to forge a 5-3 lead. Maigaard added a solo homer in the seventh, his first of the season.
FIVE INJURED FOLLOWING ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT
June 30, 1997
Five people were taken to an area hospital — three by helicopter with critical injuries — following a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in southwest Douglas County. Kansas Highway Patrol and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews about 4:40 p.m. Saturday were called to U.S. Highway 56 near the Douglas-Osage county line, where a 1991 Chevrolet struck a tree.
LILLIAN A. KRAUS
June 30, 1997
Services for Lillian A. Kraus, 88, Winchester, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Kraus died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Hickory Pointe Nursing Center, Oskaloosa.
OF AEROBATIC FLYING
June 30, 1997
The captain of the U.S. flying team said he believes the team has a good chance of winning an international flying competition.
POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED RAPE
June 30, 1997
Lawrence police are investigating the reported rape of a 42-year-old Lawrence woman between 10 p.m. Friday and 2:40 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Fireside Drive. The suspect in the incident is a stranger, police reported.
ROGER HILL VOLUNTEER CENTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
June 30, 1997
* Sunflower State Games needs volunteers for a variety of activities. Sports skills are not required. Flexible scheduling is available July 17-20 and July 24-27. Call 842-7774 for more information. * L.I.N.K. needs your help with food for a Fourth of July meal. Pasta and potato salads, relish trays, watermelons, hot dogs and buns are needed. To volunteer your time or to donate food, contact Pam Casagrande 542-5230.
HOLIDAY CANCELS HEALTH SCREENINGS
June 30, 1997
The monthly Health Check 6 screening will not be offered in July in recognition of the July 4 weekend. The screenings will resume Aug. 6 with a Back-to-School Screening, which includes Ident-A-Kid and child immunizations. The August screening will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dillon’s, 3000 W. Sixth St.
KSNA APPOINTS KU PROFESSOR TO BOARD
June 30, 1997
The Kansas State Nurses Assn. recently appointed Barbara Langner, RN, Ph.D., associate professor at Kansas University’s School of Nursing, to the Kansas Health Care Data Governing Board. The appointment was made after Gov. Bill Graves signed a state bill that enlarged the board by two seats and requires, for the first time, that a licensed professional nurse serve as a member of the board.
MILTON S. HURRELBRINK
June 30, 1997
Services for Milton S. Hurrelbrink, infant, Lawrence, will be at 6 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. He was stillborn Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GODWIN NAMED TO PHYSICIAN GROUP
June 30, 1997
Lawrence physician Phillip A. Godwin was named to the board of trustees of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians at the group’s annual meeting and scientific session. Godwin was one of eight Kansas doctors named to the board this weekend in Wichita. A former physician at the Lawrence Family Practice Center, Godwin practices at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Lawrence Family Care, 500 Rockledge.
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1997
What does a flashing “DON’T WALK” pedestrian signal mean, exactly? “Good question,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “The answer is it means that you should not begin crossing the street. However, if you have already started, you still have time to complete crossing before opposing traffic receives a green light.”
POLICE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SOUND OFF
June 30, 1997
Are there any community projects that the Lawrence police or Douglas County sheriff’s officers are involved in? Members of the Lawrence Police Department serve on more than 130 civic and community organizations, said Lawrence police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl.
SISTER CITY PROGRAM IS THRIVING IN LAWRENCE
June 30, 1997
Ken-ichi Arai arrived in Lawrence last month from Hiratsuka, Japan, as the program’s city intern for 1997-98.
RURAL CARRIER ENJOYS COUNTRY DELIVERY
June 30, 1997
Mother Nature can make John Albright’s mail delivery job difficult, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
HOBSON AWARDED FIRST IN LMH TRIATHLON
June 30, 1997
Alex Rukosuev had already phoned home. “I called my wife (Lera) and told her I won,” said Rukosuev, an Apopka, Fla., resident originally from Russia. “Now I have to call her back.”
BECOMINGMEMBER
June 30, 1997
To join the Sister City program, call Faye Watson at 842-6925. The cost is $5 for students, $15 for single persons, $25 for a family, and corporate rates also are welcome.
LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TRIATHLON RESULTS
June 30, 1997
Men LONG COURSE
PARENTING
June 30, 1997
Jim Trelease, author of “The New Read-Aloud Handbook,” will be a feature presenter for Adventures in Imagination sponsored by Mercantile Bank. He will be speaking from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Lied Center. Although tickets are required, the presentation is free for all adults. Tickets will be available after Oct. 1 at several locations.
TRIATHLON
June 30, 1997
Lisa Rainsberger has officially transformed from marathoner to triathlete. Rainsberger won the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon at Lone Star Lake on Sunday for her first victory in four attempts at the grueling event of swimming, cycling and running.
RUSSELL A. MOORE
June 30, 1997
Services are pending for Russell A. Moore, 82, of Lawrence. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, is handling arrangements. Mr. Moore died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at his home in Lawrence.
POISON APPLETS A RISK OF JAVA
June 30, 1997
Java sometimes delivers poison applets A reasonable question has been in the news of late: How safe is your computer when you connect it to the Internet? Most of us are somewhat familiar with computer viruses, and some of us routinely run anti-virus software that checks our disks and warns us of any potential funny business. But what about when we use the World Wide Web with Netscape, Internet Explorer or some other Web browser? Is there anything to worry about there?
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1997
Why don’t police officers ticket people who park next to fire hydrants in apartment complexes? Police officers are not authorized to enforce the fire hydrant ordinance on private property, said Lawrence police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl.
TRAVEL CAN BE AN ADVENTURE
June 30, 1997
Disabled in America
BANKER BUILDS UPON HELPING OPPORTUNITIES
June 30, 1997
Volunteer opportunities don’t stop Teresa Smith from being with her family. She brings them along to help.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 30, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported