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OLDER WORKERS
December 3, 1989
It’s good to see that older workers are getting some of the respect they deserve from employers. A survey released this week by the American Association of Retired Persons shows that employers have raised their opinion of older workers since the last AARP survey was taken four years ago. They were particularly impressed with the work ethic displayed by older workers, their ability to handle pressure situations and the experience they bring to the job.
ARTS NOTES
December 3, 1989
Spencer given portrait A painting by French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard has been given to the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art by Mrs. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr. of Kansas City, Mo. “Portrait of a Young Boy” was likely painted in 1782. Although it isn’t certain, the subject has been identified as the artist’s son, Alexandre-Evariste. Fragonard lived from 1732 to 1806. Chinese art lecture
THE PEOPLE PROTEST
December 3, 1989
Gov. Mike Hayden should have gotten the message loud and clear. Hayden had a chance to talk with some angry taxpayers Wednesday after a group of protesters came to the Capitol and threatened to storm his office if he didn’t come out. After the meeting, he said he wasn’t upset by the display and added “This is their Capitol. They have a right to be here.”
S ADVISORY COUNCIL
December 3, 1989
The board of directors of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank has reappointed Jordan L. Haines to another one-year term as the 10th District representative on the Federal Advisory Council. The Federal Reserve System is divided into 12 districts. The seven-member board of governors, the Fed’s principal policy group, meets with the 12-member Federal Advisory Council four times a year in Washington D.C.
PRODUCERS
December 3, 1989
Next Sunday the Kansas Film Institute will bestow its highest honor on Bruce Linton, Kansas University professor emeritus of journalism and radio and television. In an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. next Sunday in Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., Linton will receive the “Lifetime Achievement OZZI” Award. The makers of the television miniseries “Cross of Fire,” executive producer Leonard Hill and producer Ron Gilbert, will be presented with the institute’s “Grand OZZI” award.
MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR ASCS BALLOTS
December 3, 1989
Monday is the final day for farmers and landowners to vote in the 1990 Douglas County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Committee election. Ballots must be returned in person or postmarked by midnight Monday to be included in the vote, said Brian Morray, director of the local ASCS.
SLATTERY BLASTS BUSH VETO OF STUDENT VISA LEGISLATION
December 3, 1989
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, whose district includes Kansas University and Kansas State University, criticized President Bush’s veto of a bill that offered protection to Chinese exchange students from political reprisals in their homeland. The bill, co-sponsored by the Kansas Democrat and passed last week by unanimous votes in Congress, would have granted 32,000 Chinese exchange students currently in the United States the right to remain in the country after their visas expired.
GUSTY WINDS KNOCK OUT POWER, CABLE TV SERVICE
December 3, 1989
Nearly 500 Lawrence customers of KPL Gas Service Co. were left in the dark Saturday afternoon when gusty winds triggered a power outage, according to a company official. District Manager T.A. Mindrup said strong winds broke a tie wire, which connects the conductor to its insulator, at the corner of 11th and Haskell around 12:35 p.m. Saturday. The outage left 475 customers without power for 24 minutes.
LINWOOD TREASURER WINS AWARD
December 3, 1989
All eyes were on long-time Linwood resident Miriam Setterstrom on Saturday. Mrs. Setterstrom was the center of attention when she received the annual Ovid Snider Award, an honor created by the city of Linwood and named after Ovid Snider, another long-time Linwood resident.
THIS TIME, PRITCHARD GETS BEST OF BATTLE WITH FRIEND
December 3, 1989
No hard feelings between Kansas’ Kevin Pritchard and his “best friend” Larry Simmons of Maryland-Baltimore County following Saturday’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. Pritchard scored 15 points, junior high chum Simmons eight in the Jayhawks’ 86-67 win over the Retrievers.
JAYHAWKS HANDLING SUCCESS WELL
December 3, 1989
Roy Williams and his surprising Kansas basketeers are handling their early success with commendable “aw, shucks” style and grace. They’ve shown considerable class in the matter-of-fact way they’ve dealt with their sudden emergence on the national scene. That could mean good news for the Jayhawks and their fans and bad tidings for the opposition. The Kansans aren’t taking themselves too seriously. They realize they haven’t arrived and that they can get steadily better which they must do to be in the nation’s top five at NCAA time. Instead of celebrating, beating their chests and making silly declarations about how good they are, the KU people seem awed by their heady ratings, showing enough self-doubt to signal that they’ll work hard to do even better.
CTS IS ONE HEALTH RISK CREATED BY ADVANCES IN THE WORKPLACE
December 3, 1989
Although workplace advances, such as computer technology, have improved working conditions for many people, it may have led to an increase in at least one kind of worker injury, two local doctors say. Dr. William Bailey, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. John Wertzberger, an orthopedic patient consultant, said there has been an increase in the number of people who are suffering from pain caused by forced repetitive hand motions involved in such activities as typing on a computer keyboard.
KU, KSU JOIN GEOLOGY INSTRUCTION
December 3, 1989
In an effort to expand opportunities for students and faculty, Kansas University and Kansas State University have agreed to share instruction of doctoral students in geology. Beginning in the 1990 fall semester, students enrolled in the doctoral program at KU may, after a one-year residency, study under the supervision of KU or KSU faculty.
WOMAN PULLED FROM BRIDGE AFTER THREATENING SUICIDE
December 3, 1989
After spending more than an hour on the ledge outside the railing of the Kansas River bridge early Saturday afternoon, a young woman who apparently was contemplating suicide was pulled to safety by her counselor. Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin, who went to the scene, said the woman’s counselor from Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center was called to the scene by officers.
BOARD TO SET DATE FOR BOND VOTE
December 3, 1989
At a special Lawrence school board meeting on Monday, board members may make some big decisions regarding the proposed second high school. The meeting is at 5 p.m. at the Administration Center, 1919 Del.
HIGHER NATURAL GAS PRICES IN EFFECT LOCALLY
December 3, 1989
Natural gas prices are on the rise at least for the time being for customers of Kansas Public Service. The utility, which has about 21,000 residential meters in Lawrence, is estimating that its customers will pay $41.62 for 10,000 cubic feet (10 mcf) of natural gas, plus a monthly fee of $3.95, for gas used this winter.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 3, 1989
BIRTHS Tim and Judy Keller, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
KANSAS CLIPS UMBC, 86-67
December 3, 1989
Roy Williams was hot under the collar. “Daggum” upset at both his players and the refs during Saturday’s 86-67 win over Maryland-Baltimore County at Allen Fieldhouse.
GROUP HOME TO OPEN NEXT MONTH
December 3, 1989
Plans for a January opening of Hannah’s House, a group home for pregnant teen-age girls, remain on track, although a number of official steps must be completed before then and further fund-raising goals met. Melinda Oberhelman, who is on the board of directors of Hannah’s House and will run the home when it opens, said she will go before the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday to ask for a special use-permitted-upon-review permit for the home at 2216 Ala.
HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR
December 3, 1989
Lawrence’s second annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes offers a Christmasy look inside five old homes in the Oread Neighborhood. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday.
HANDLING REAPPRAISAL PROVES TAXING FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS
December 3, 1989
The Douglas County treasurer’s office has been operating at full speed since controversial 1989 property tax bills were mailed out in early November. Through Thursday, the Douglas County treasurer’s office had handed out 1,917 tax protest forms. In all, the county has about 25,000 parcels of property.
FOR THE RECORD
December 3, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BAKER BOUNCES MISSOURI VALLEY, 35-28, GAINS SEMIFINAL BERTH
December 3, 1989
Offensive coordinator Dan Harris dreamed it would be like this. Almost. Harris’ dream that a field goal by Mike Gardner would advance Baker in the NAIA Div. II playoffs didn’t quite come true in Saturday’s 35-28 victory over Missouri Valley. Actually, a two-point conversion secured the win and Harris confessed that the dream field goal was supposed to win Baker’s first-round game.
DEMAND FOR FOSTER HOMES, COUNSELING OUTSTRIPS SUPPLY
December 3, 1989
The number of foster homes in Kansas is dropping at the same time that the number of children being referred to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services is on the rise. Those two factors are top among reasons cited by Lawrence foster care officials who worry about the consequences of a recent decision to cut the level of reimbursement paid to foster homes in Kansas.
TALK WITH SANTA
December 3, 1989
Children who are eager to talk to Santa Claus can do so between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday. Forms for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s annual “Calls from Santa” program are available at area schools, day care centers, city hall and all public recreation centers in the city.
MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COACH SATISFIED WITH EFFORT
December 3, 1989
Kansas, Earl Hawkins knew, hadn’t staged a performance destined for multiple minutes of highlights film footage. Still, the Maryland-Baltimore coach felt his team was at least partly responsible for the fourth-ranked Jayhawks’ shooting only 41.2 percent in their 86-67 triumph on Saturday afternoon.
EDUCATION THAT STICKS
December 3, 1989
A local school project that combines physical education with geography is the kind of experience more teachers should strive to give their youngsters and which could pay long-lasting dividends. The Riverside School second-grade class of Sherry Tamerius is going to “walk” to a Lawrence counterpart in New Jersey, and Chuck Mead, physical education teacher in the school system, is going to help supervise the 1,500-mile stay-at-home trek. Meanwhile, youngsters in a Lawrence, N.J., class are going to do likewise.
CURTAIN STILL RISING ON KANSAS FEATURE FILM INDUSTRY
December 3, 1989
Since “The Day After” was filmed in Lawrence in 1982, an estimated $12 million has been pumped directly into the local ecomony by filmmakers, the Lawrence Film Commission estimates. Local and state officials who promote the state as a film site are quick to point out the multiplier effect of those dollars on a community. According to the California Film Office, every film dollar turns over 5.5 times in a community.
KU PROFESSOR NOTES CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS CZECH UPRISING
December 3, 1989
The contrast between the Czechoslovakia he knew a little more than 20 years ago and what is happening there today could not be greater, said a Kansas University professor of Soviet and East European studies. Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz began a year’s fellowship in Prague just eight days before Soviet tanks rolled through the streets in 1968, crushing the people’s movement for freedom and arresting many of the leaders.
FOSTER HOMES SHORTCHANGED BY BUDGET CUT
December 3, 1989
Low pay is not going to stop two Douglas County women from providing foster care nothing would. They believe the desire to help others and their faith in God will keep their homes open to children in need. But Madalon Vann and Ruby Adams, who along with their husbands provide two of 35 family foster care homes in Douglas County, say the financial reimbursement provided by the state does not come close to filling all the needs of the children they take into their homes.
LHS WRESTLERS DOWN WARD, FALL TO HOLTON
December 3, 1989
Reid Bork paced nervously in Lawrence High’s West Gymnasium Saturday. He occasionally glanced up, squinting, at the scoreboard just a few feet away.
FILM INDUSTRY FACES COMPETITION
December 3, 1989
Local and state officials involved in attracting feature films to be shot in Kansas say they’ve seen a rapid growth in opportunities during the 1980s. However, Kansas will face stiff competition in the 1990s. Every state now has its own film commission and is in the sweepstakes for the variety of films, mini-series and documentaries being produced each year.
NOTES AND QUOTES
December 3, 1989
Notes and quotes while wondering if there’s a Baltimore-Maryland County or a County-Maryland Baltimore… If I owned a farm, I’d bet every last acre that Mike Gottfried will leave Pittsburgh and replace retired Jerry Claiborne at Kentucky. Gottfried has Bluegrass State ties he played at Morehead State and coached at Murray State and I suspect he’s had the course at Pitt…
LANDOWNER UPSET OVER EARTHWORK
December 3, 1989
The owner of a seven-acre tract of land on the southeast corner of Sixth and Iowa said Saturday that he was upset about all of the earthwork that has been going on at the property for the last three months. The property owner, Dr. Richard O. Nelson, indicated he might take legal action against a local developer who has an option on the ground.
CHEERLEADERS HONORED TO BE IN PARADE
December 3, 1989
For one of the two Lawrence High School cheerleaders who performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, holding onto the Woody Woodpecker balloon for over two hours before the parade was an honor quite unlike any other. Jenny Forman and Jenny Baker, both LHS juniors, were among 300 “spiritleaders” chosen by the National Cheerleaders Assn. to perform in the parade.
KU TRIPS UMKC, WINS DIAL CLASSIC
December 3, 1989
Marian Washington understated a bit. “This was obviously a defensive game,” said Washington, the Kansas University women’s basketball coach after her team’s 44-41 victory over Missouri-Kansas City Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse in the championship game of the Dial Classic.