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April 15, 2004
Brown making niche while a Razorback
April 15, 2004
Baldwin High product Eric Brown is doing quite well in his new role as a Razorback, thank you very much. In fact, he’s well on his way to becoming the University of Arkansas’ record holder in the javelin for the national track power. Brown, who won two Class 4A state titles in the javelin while at Baldwin High School while helping the Bulldogs to a state title, has a best throw this year of 235-6. That came in the opening meet of the season at the University of Texas, which marked the first time in that meet’s 77-year history that at U of A javelin thrower won the event.
BHS tennis baffles ‘big boys’
April 15, 2004
Special to the Signal Baldwin High School’s tennis team had an exciting day last week, finishing with the most wins out of the four schools at a home opening tournament Wednesday. The tournament featured teams known for competitive play, but BHS managed to place first with some exciting victories. Baldwin played Lawrence Free State, Highland Park and Olathe South. Led by junior Chris Irick who went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, Baldwin finished 10-2 on the day.
Trial date is set for McKinney
April 15, 2004
By Jeff Myrick Baldwin City Signal Editor A trial date of May 13 has been set for Terry McKinney, utility director for Baldwin City, who has been charged with discharging a BB gun in the city limits and cruelty to animals related to the alleged shooting of a neighbor’s cat in October. McKinney’s first appearance in the Baldwin Municipal Court was Thursday, where the May 13 trial date was set for the charges, which are both misdemeanors. He has hired Bob Bezek, former city attorney, to represent him.
Baker student killed in car wreck
April 15, 2004
Shock and grief enveloped the Baker University community after freshman Shawn M. Trager died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident earlier in the day east of Baldwin City on U.S. Highway 56. “There is no right or wrong way to grieve, so we’re letting it happen how it will,” said the Rev. Ira DeSpain Wednesday, the morning after a memorial service Tuesday night in the Baker Chapel which was filled with more than 200 crying, somber students, faculty and staff. “The Baker community is dealing with it in a way it does best — surrounding itself with support,” said DeSpain, who was with the Trager family at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., where Trager had been taken by LifeNet helicopter ambulance shortly after the 11:34 a.m. accident.
Global walker makes Baldwin stop
April 15, 2004
Polly Letofsky wasn’t in Baldwin City long last week, but the world traveler’s experience here left a lasting impression. Letofsky embarked on her “Global Walk” on Aug. 1, 1999, from Vail, Colo., in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer. Since then, she has covered almost 14,000 miles on four continents — America, Australia, Asia and Europe — and has gone through 26 pairs of tennis shoes doing it. She has been accompanied by a specially made 3-wheel trolley called “Bob,” which she uses to carry her gear. When Letofsky headed into Baldwin Thursday, she and “Bob” turned quite a few heads. But before she left Friday morning on the way to Ottawa, she had a wonderful impression of Baldwin, she said. “Baldwin City was terrific,” said Letofsky. “I was pushing the buggy into town while going on (Douglas County Road) 1055 and I caught a lot of attention. People thought I was pushing a baby stroller. They called the police. “The police came looking for that ‘crazy woman pushing the baby’ and they were really nice,” she said. “They ended up buying me lunch.”
School board to eye possible budget cuts
April 15, 2004
Anticipated budget cuts were delayed at the Baldwin School Board meeting Monday because the legislature still hasn’t determined whether there will be additional funding for schools or not. Supt. James White told the board that he’s hopeful that more money will be made available. The House of Representatives has given approval to an additional $150 million, but the Senate has yet to take action. “We still have high, really high hopes, unlike in the past, that we will get some funding increase,” said White. “I really anticipate an increase of $100 to $150 on the base (for each student enrolled.)”
Letters to the editor
April 15, 2004
Baker sports roundup
April 15, 2004
Baldwin briefs
April 15, 2004