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MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
November 24, 1989
Just how much has Lawrence changed over the years? … to the current point where as many as 40 percent of its residents have lived here five years or less, and 15 to 20 percent use our town as a bedroom city while they work in places such as the Kansas City and Topeka areas. As one resident of 25-plus years remarked after reading a recent issue of the Journal-World:
ALL-SUNFLOWER LEAGUE OFFENSE
November 24, 1989
Linemen David Wienke, Olathe South; Reid Bork, Lawrence; Steve Butler, SM South; Bryce Nelson, SM Northwest; David Pickens, Olathe North. Tight end Don Davis, Olathe South.
HARRIS UNANIMOUS ALL-LEAGUE
November 24, 1989
Lawrence’s Harold Harris was the only unanimous selection on the All-Sunflower League football team selected by league coaches. Harris, a 6-1, 183-pound senior, was a unanimous pick at running back, but he also made the first defensive unit as a linebacker.
ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE BUYING
November 24, 1989
The Consumer Affairs Assn. suggests that shoppers follow these guidelines for making gift purchases this holiday season: RETURNS: Before making a purchase, ask the business what its return policy is. A store is at liberty to establish its own policies regarding cash refunds, exchanges, credits and layaways. The only circumstance under which a store is required to give a cash refund is for defective merchandise. Even then, the store first would have the option to repair or replace the item.
WITHERS SERVICES
November 24, 1989
Services for Victoria M. Withers, 75, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with Rowena J. Pine, parish minister, officiating. Burial will be in Osawatomie Cemetery. Mrs. Withers died Wednesday at a Manhattan hospital.
HELEN LAWSON
November 24, 1989
Memorial services for Helen Mar Lawson, 76, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Mausoleum Chapel in Topeka. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was cremated. Mrs. Lawson died Thursday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.
BOY SCOUTS TO COLLECT FOOD
November 24, 1989
Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 will be collecting bags of canned and non-perishable goods from residents Saturday morning. Amye Scott, troop treasurer, said residents donating food should leave their donations hanging from their front door knobs in plastic bags the Boy Scouts distributed Saturday.
ETTA MAY COLLIER
November 24, 1989
Services for Etta May Collier, 105, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Overbrook United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Willard Braker officiating. Burial will be in Valley Brook Cemetery south of Overbrook. Mrs. Collier, a homemaker, died Wednesday.
BALDWIN PLANS EVENTS IN SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
November 24, 1989
Baldwin is gearing up for a series of weekend events in the spirit of Christmas. Downtown Baldwin businesses will have a Christmas open house all day Saturday.
PROF SAYS TESTIMONY MAY LEAD TO LAWSUIT
November 24, 1989
A Kansas University associate professor said today that his testimony at professor Dorothy Willner’s tenure revocation hearing could once again place him in jeopardy of being sued by Willner, an anthropology department colleague for 14 years. Don Stull, the associate professor who testified for 6 hours Wednesday and one hour today, also disputed the suggestion by Donald Koster, Willner’s adviser at the hearing, that Stull’s testimony about Willner’s alleged violations of professional ethics was misleading.
CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT PRIORITIES OF SRS
November 24, 1989
An apparent shift in priorities by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services away from providing child care funds for the income-eligible working poor and toward welfare recipients who finish the Jobs Preparation Program has some area legislators and operators of child care centers concerned. They say the state may be forcing some poor working people who previously would have received state help for licensed child care to use unlicensed and even substandard child care services or to leave children without care in order to keep their jobs.
CITY OFFICIAL CALLS FOR EXAMINATION OF TAX ABATEMENTS
November 24, 1989
Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Rundle, a persistent voice in seeking a reworking of the city’s tax abatement policies, is asking the commission to consider changes again. Rundle is calling for the city to require applicants for industrial revenue bonds to provide a statement showing why they also need abatement of property taxes. His concern, he says, is that the city may be giving away tax abatements to companies that would locate in Lawrence even if they didn’t receive the incentives.
VOLUNTEERS SERVE MEAL FOR NEEDY ON HOLIDAY
November 24, 1989
Volunteers carved more than 250 pounds of turkey to bring the spirit of Thanksgiving to more than 200 needy people Thursday. The free holiday dinner, sponsored by the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, was served at the First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., and about 30 volunteers took part serving, cooking and setting up for the Thanksgiving feast.
SHOPPERS DESCEND ON LAWRENCE STORES
November 24, 1989
Thousands of shoppers descended on Lawrence department stores today hoping to cash in on large inventories and reduced prices during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And while lines formed in large department stores, downtown Lawrence merchants said they were not unusually busy this morning.
18-YEAR-OLD HELD IN LOCAL MURDER
November 24, 1989
An 18-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., man was arrested early this morning in connection with a local murder case that had remained unsolved for nearly two months. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson announced this morning that the man, Christopher Wilson Mitchell, was arrested at 12:48 a.m. today on a Douglas County warrant charging him with first-degree murder stemming from the Oct. 1 slaying of Timothy K. Ridpath, 18, Independence, Mo.
DOWNTOWN STORES PASS HAT FOR FUNDS TO HOOD METERS
November 24, 1989
Thanks to a quick effort by several downtown merchants, the downtown’s parking meters are expected to be hooded this Christmas season after all. Although Downtown Lawrence, the downtown merchants association, had earlier decided it was too costly to reimburse the city for the lost parking fees this year, a group of about 70 downtown merchants banded together to continue the tradition.
S GIVE PIECE OF PIE TO ATHLETES
November 24, 1989
Now that the NCAA has secured a basketball television contract about the same size as the gross national product of Eastern Europe, we are perhaps at the dawn of a new era of college athletics. Or maybe the rising sun will blind the men who control collegiate sports.
KU PLAYS FOR NIT TITLE TONIGHT
November 24, 1989
Roy Williams received an unexpected phone call from Dean Smith just before Wednesday’s Kansas-Nevada-Las Vegas NIT semifinal. “Coach Smith called me from Maui,” KU’s basketball coach reported. “He said he had an idea and said he would not be comfortable unless he shared it. I told him we already had it. He was concerned about us.”
REACTION MIXED ON HAYDEN TAX ORDER
November 24, 1989
A pair of local legislators were mixed in their reaction today to Gov. Mike Hayden’s actions aimed at helping property owners caught in the tax crunch of reappraisal and classification. Hayden on Wednesday announced that he had directed the state Department of Revenue to extend the deadline for property owners to pay the first half of their property taxes from Dec. 20 to Jan. 16. The new deadline will be eight days after the 1990 Legislature convenes.
FOR THE RECORD
November 24, 1989
Law enforcement report Condition reports
WATER TEST RESULTS DUE NEXT WEEK
November 24, 1989
The quality of water provided by Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 appears to be up to standards, but customers have been told not to drink or cook with the water until further test results are available next week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Tuesday asked customers of the water district not to drink or cook with their tap water unless they let it stand for about five minutes before bringing it to a rolling boil for another five minutes.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 24, 1989
ADMISSIONS Robin Hartman, Lawrence; Lanaea Heine, Lawrence.
November 24, 1989
Notes and quotes from the NIT… Tark the Shark’s jaws dropped after watching Kansas play basketball this week.