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HONOR RECITALS FEATURE TOP MUSICIANS
April 3, 1998
The students will perform a range of selections, from Beethoven to Rachmaninoff.
STATE PAROLEE LIST GETS HIGH-TECH SHEEN
April 3, 1998
A list of people who are on parole through the state’s Department of Corrections is available on the Internet.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH IS ON
April 3, 1998
Dotting I’s, crossing T’s and debating Ph.D.s. All were under scrutiny at a study session Thursday, when Lawrence school board members met with John Cahill of The Bickert Group to hammer out specifics of hiring a new superintendent for the district.
R. FRANKLIN MITCHELL
April 3, 1998
No immediate services are planned for R. Franklin Mitchell, 81, Lawrence. Mr. Mitchell died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.
RIVER LEGISLATION CONTINUES TO FLOAT
April 3, 1998
Logjammed Kansas River legislation likely will be unstuck next week, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Thursday. A proposed compromise bill hammered out earlier this year between the sand dredging industry and environmentalists would ban dredging on 65 miles of the river and reserve them for recreational use.
KU PROF HEEDS MAYDAY CALL
April 3, 1998
Researchers in Kansas and a number of other states are working toward an interstate — and eventually national — system that would instantly notify emergency crews of car wrecks. The system, called “Mayday,” makes use of already existing cellular and other technology, which can easily be installed in automobiles, and the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) network.
LISA BETH ROSEL
April 3, 1998
Services for Lisa Beth Rosel, 19, Overland Park, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Louis Memorial Chapel in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Ms. Rosel died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, after being struck by an automobile in Lawrence.
LAWRENCE F. MORRISON
April 3, 1998
Services for Lawrence F. Morrison, 84, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Morrison died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Providence Place Nursing Center, Kansas City, Kan.
WILL THERE BE A CHILD CARE CENTER AT FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT HAS GRANT MONEY FOR THE CENTER BEEN USED FOR?
April 3, 1998
The following statement regarding a child care center at FSHS was released by Marlene Merrill, director of assessment and grants for the district. “A committee of teachers and administrators during this school year studied the possibility of establishing a child care program for parenting high school students at Free State High School. It was determined that the existing district services could provide for the needs of parenting secondary students.
EVELYN E. WILLIAMSON
April 3, 1998
Services for Evelyn E. Williamson, 73, Princeton, will be 2 p.m. today at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton. Mrs. Williamson died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Royal Terrace Care Center, Olathe.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTERS AND THE FIRE CHIEF FOR WAKARUSA FIRE DEPARTMENT?
April 3, 1998
The Wakarusa Township Fire Dept. has 18 volunteer firefighters and three full-time, professional officers in addition to Fire Chief Louie McElhaney. Minimum requirements for the professionals is state certification as an emergency medical technician as well as Firefighter 1 certification. “Under present staff these requirements have been far surpassed,” said McElhaney, who has 30 years of firefighting experience, 22 of which were with Wakarusa department.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES, EXPERT DISCUSS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
April 3, 1998
Dan Bruder said that making cities more “walkable” can stimulate the economy and reduce congestion and pollution.
T DENY STABBING
April 3, 1998
Lafayette Cosby said thoughts of a friend who was partially paralyzed ran through his mind as he stabbed David Walker to death, in what Cosby says was an attempt to avoid being severely beaten. Cosby, who is facing voluntary manslaughter charges for the Nov. 1 stabbing death of Walker, answered questions from the witness stand before jurors were given the case Thursday.
BAR OWNER SAYS ID CHECK WAS MADE ON TEEN
April 3, 1998
If Lisa Rosel was drinking at Bullwinkle’s Bar the night she died, she somehow avoided checks intended to ensure that underage people aren’t served alcohol, the bar’s owner said Thursday. “It’s our policy to card everyone who comes in,” said Bullwinkle’s co-owner Tom Devlin, reached Thursday night at The Hawk, 1340 Ohio.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
April 3, 1998
* Robert Lee Stewart Jr., 48, Lawrence, was arrested on three counts of giving false information after he allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit bill at a local business Thursday afternoon. Stewart was arrested at his residence in the 500 block of Fireside Drive. He was being held on $6,000 bond in the Douglas County Jail on Thursday night. Emergency calls
CONGRESS PRIORITIES
April 3, 1998
To the editor: I can’t help but wonder why our representatives insist on putting their own perspectives and objectives ahead of what would be or might be good for everyone?
BRIEFS
April 3, 1998
Lawrence angler in fifth place Bentonville, Ark. — Cecil Kingsley of Lawrence was in fifth place Thursday after the second round of the Wal-Mart LFW Tour bass tournament on Beaver Lake.
ALBERT L. CAMPBELL
April 3, 1998
Masonic services for Albert L. Campbell Sr., 79, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel in Coffeyville. Burial will follow in Masonic Garden of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Coffeyville. Mr. Campbell died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
IN 1898
April 3, 1998
On April 3, 1898, as the nation and this area were full of talk about war with Spain over Cuba the Lawrence Journal had the following from a Medal of Honor winner who was also the commander of the local Civil War Veterans organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic. The Journal quoted S. J. Churchill: “We have reached a point in our national history when war and peace are poised in a balance. We know something of the horrors of war, and what it costs and while our hearts are inspired with the zeal of patriotism and we are very jealous of our nation honor and proud of our national greatness. The prayer of every heart should be, ( the immortal words ) ‘let us have peace’.” The U. S. Army Reserve Unit at 21st and Iowa is named after Mr. Churchill. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LOCAL VOLUNTEER UP FOR REGIONAL HONORS
April 3, 1998
A Lawrence woman has been named as a finalist for the JC Penney Golden Rule volunteer award for the Kansas City area. Rebecca Richardson has been named a finalist for the award for her work with Audio-Reader Network at Kansas University. Richardson, despite her own health problems, volunteers her time to read newspapers and magazines for the sight impaired.
EVELYN MAE SHERMAN
April 3, 1998
Services for Evelyn Mae Sherman, 85, Topeka, will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Chapel in Topeka. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery in Williamstown. Mrs. Sherman died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at a Topeka nursing home.
CRESENTIA CARY
April 3, 1998
Services for Cresentia C. Gufler Cary, 85, Pomona, are pending with the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Cary died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in Pomona. She was born Dec. 30, 1912.
POLICE REPORTS
April 3, 1998
* Vu Ha Ngo, 26, Lawrence, was arrested by Lawrence police Wednesday on a South Dakota warrant for robbery. Ngo was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 3:50 p.m. He was being held on $30,000 bond. Details of the arrest weren’t immediately available.
WELLSVILLE SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING
April 3, 1998
The Wellsville school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today in the classroom south of the district office in Wellsville. The board will meet in executive session to speak with its attorney in an unspecified matter protected by attorney/client privilege.
EDITH LADUKE
April 3, 1998
Services for Edith Elizabeth LaDuke, 90, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. LaDuke died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at Southwinds Care Center in Lawrence.
TOPEKA RESIDENT REPORTS RAPE CASE
April 3, 1998
An 18-year-old Topeka woman reported she was raped between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday at an unknown location in the city. The suspect in the incident is a stranger, police reported.
ALCOHOL TALES SWIRL AROUND FATAL ACCIDENT
April 3, 1998
Friends say Lisa Rosel was not intoxicated when she was hit crossing a street, and police continue to investigate whether alcohol played a part in her death Tuesday night.
HELPING HEARTS PROGRAM HELPS BUY DEFIBRILLATORS
April 3, 1998
The Lecompton City and Township Fire and Rescue squad will be honored by Prudential for purchasing portable cardiac defibrillators with matching grants from The Prudential Helping Hearts Program at 10:30 a.m. today at the Pozez Education Center of Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. The Prudential Helping Hearts Program is a matching grants initiative designed to help speed the acquisition of portable cardiac defibrillation units by volunteer EMS workers. Defibrillators administer jolts of electricity to “reset” the heart’s natural rhythm and have been called one of the most important inventions of the 20th century.
HIGHER-EDUCATION PLAN SINKING
April 3, 1998
The House’s higher education reform plan is foundering in the Senate — and with it goes the chance of increased higher education funding this year, say key supporters of the plan.
GLICKMAN TO BOOST INSURANCE FOR CROPS
April 3, 1998
Another proposal would help wheat growers cope with falling prices. Washington (ap) — Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced steps Thursday to prevent hard-luck farmers from losing their crop insurance and endorsed a plan by Midwest Democrats to help growers cope with dips in commodity prices.
APPEALS LOWERING VALUATIONS
April 3, 1998
With about 400 hearings under its belt, the county appraiser’s office has lowered roughly 50 percent of this year’s appealed valuations.
NEW, AND NOT SO NEW DIRECTORS STAR AT FILM FEST
April 3, 1998
“Buffalo 66,” by Vincent Gallo and starring Christina Ricci, is being touted as one of the best films at the festival.
T WANT TO DISCUSS THE ACCIDENT.
April 3, 1998
“The family has been at home dealing with the loss of their daughter,” he said.
PASTORS REFLECT ON PALM SUNDAY
April 3, 1998
Palm Sunday will be celebrated by many local churches this Sunday.
BALDWIN GEARS UP FOR CHARTER SCHOOL
April 3, 1998
The district has sent out surveys to determine how many students might be interested in enrolling in the new school.
FINANCIAL FRENZY
April 3, 1998
Spending an extra $61 million in tax revenue will be no problem for the Kansas Legislature. Anyone who throws an extra $61 million to the Kansas Legislature in the closing days of the session had better expect a feeding frenzy.
COMPANY SEES NICHE IN AGING POPULATION
April 3, 1998
Rehab Designs supplies what are known as orthotics and prosthetics.
ON PAUL PIERCE
April 3, 1998
Paul Pierce sure did enjoy his final season at Kansas University. Pierce, Kansas’ 6-foot-7 All-America forward from Inglewood, Calif., who appeared a bit reserved his first two years at KU, led the team in smiles on and off the court his junior season — as it turned out, his final year on Mt. Oread. Pierce would often drop by the KU sports information office before practice and never fail to give a big bear hug to one of the staff members.
S SPRING PRACTICES.
April 3, 1998
No quarterback controversy? No problem, says Kansas University incumbent QB Zac Wegner.
PAUL HENSLEIGH
April 3, 1998
Services for Paul Hensleigh, 85, Winchester, are pending with the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in Winchester. Mr. Hensleigh died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at his home in rural Winchester.
WILLIAM MARTIN MAHR
April 3, 1998
Services for William Martin Mahr, 17, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the DeSoto Community Center. Burial will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Garden. He died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at his home.
S DECISION TO ENTER THE NBA DRAFT.
April 3, 1998
Paul Pierce’s decision to turn pro didn’t shock his Kansas basketball teammates. “I’ve kinda known a little while. I can’t give you days or weeks or anything like that,” KU junior forward T.J. Pugh said Thursday after Pierce, KU’s junior All-American from Inglewood, Calif., announced plans to forego his senior season for the NBA.
KANSAS JUNIOR FORWARD PAUL PIERCE MADE IT OFFICIAL ON THURSDAY, ELECTING TO FOREGO HIS SENIOR SEASON TO ENTER THE NBA DRAFT.
April 3, 1998
Paul Pierce is stepping up to the next level. Pierce, Kansas University’s 6-foot-7 junior basketball forward from Inglewood, Calif., announced on Thursday he’s decided to forgo his senior season at KU to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.
FINCH ELECTED OTTAWA MAYOR
April 3, 1998
The Ottawa City Commission elected 21-year-old Blaine Finch to be the city’s new mayor Wednesday night. Finch was elected mayor following the seat vacated by Vicki Cummiskey, who is moving to Ohio. Commissioner Joan Tyson was elected vice mayor.
DISMISSALS
April 3, 1998
Penny Ball and baby girl, Lawrence.