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Lula M. Davis
1914-2004
August 5, 2004
Instant replay
King, Young, Heinen staying active in offseason
August 5, 2004
Trisha King is getting to experience the best of two worlds this summer. Not only is she playing for her father, Richard King’s, KC Rocks Johnson County Girls Athletic Association softball team, but she’s also playing in tournaments with the Kansas City Cougars. Both fast pitch teams compete at a high level. It all started when her friend Kristie Allard contacted her about playing for the Cougars. It has been a give-and-take relationship since then. The Cougars needed King and her bat, and the Wildcat senior-to-be was given the opportunity to pitch again.
Goleman tells defense to bring it
August 5, 2004
Leif Goleman welcomes being a marked Wildcat this fall. But he warned that he won’t be the one feeling the pain when contact was made between him and any defensive player who just happens to get in his way. “When a defensive player comes after me he’d better make sure he makes the tackle,” Goleman said. “I know I don’t want to feel the pain, so I’m going to lay it on him first. I want to make him think twice before he decides that he wants to make the tackle again.” Goleman, who would like to rush for 1,500 to 2,000 yards this year, wasn’t always in a position to be so brash. Three years ago, he was a lanky, scrawny freshman that was just happy to get playing time on defense.
Strategy behind federal Sunflower legislation puzzling
August 5, 2004
Roy C. Zehring
1946-2004
August 5, 2004
Sarah “Fran” Louthain
1938-2004
August 5, 2004
Jeffrey Wayne Sekavec
August 5, 2004
Lexington Avenue townhomes to appeal to all markets
August 5, 2004
If it weren’t for an unusually wet spring and early summer, new townhomes would already be rising east of Lexington Avenue southeast of the west Y, Don Parr said. Parr, the developer of the 60-unit Country Village Townhomes, said curbs for the development’s streets were poured last week and paving was set to start Wednesday. Storm and sanitary sewers were installed several months back.
City learns sewer upgrades needed
August 5, 2004
A report that was supposed to provide the De Soto City Council with the first information on which to base future sewer system decisions contained the unexpected news the city’s sewer plant does not meet state requirements. The bad news was part of an interim report required of consulting engineers Shafer, Kline & Warren in its contract to perform a sewer master plan. The master plan, to be finished in November, is to recommend how the city can best address the need to expand capacity.
O’Connor, Denning prevail in primaries
August 5, 2004
The fractured state of the Republican Party in Johnson County was illustrated late Tuesday when the Johnson County Election Office’s Web site posted numbers in the U.S. 3rd District congressional primary, which showed conservative Kris Kobach and moderate Adam Taff both had 31,715 votes. Results for Douglas, Wyandotte and Miami counties indicated Kobach had a 63-vote lead in a race that is headed for a recount (See related story, Page 5B). But the congressional contest was far from unique as the conservative candidates battled moderates in close races up and down the ballot in what has become a bi-annual rite for the party. Both factions scored notable successes. The GOP moderates’ big winner in the county Tuesday was Frank Denning. The former undersheriff with ties to the longtime regime of Sheriff Fred Allenbrand and John Foster ousted the man appointed sheriff in his place 18 months ago at a party caucus dominated by conservatives.
Unbridled passion
Horses favorite of De Soto sisters’ many 4-H projects
August 5, 2004
De Soto sisters Clarissa and Julia Shields are doing a little bit of everything at this year’s Johnson County Fair. But from a list including sheep shows, public speaking, foods, crafts and dog shows, showing their Tennessee walking horses — a blue roan named Betsy Ross and a white-blazed black horse named Dolly — is their favorite. For one, they’re the fastest. “I like horses better than sheep,” said Julia, 8. “I like to ride them, and I like going fast.”