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DRIVER, PASSENGERS INJURED IN WRECK NEAR OSKALOOSA
November 29, 1989
Four men were injured Tuesday night when their van left the road and overturned on Kansas Highway 92 west of Oskaloosa. A passenger in the van, Michael D. Andrews, 37, Oskaloosa, was listed in critical condition this morning with a head injury at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
W. GERMAN CAUTIOUS, OPTIMISTIC ABOUT EVENTS
November 29, 1989
Improved East-West relations and a new European order based on greater freedom of movement, economic integration and cooperation should spur American investment in unshackled Eastern Europe, a West German business professor says. Wilfried Feldenkirchen, dean of international studies at the University of Bonn and author of “Big Business in Western Europe,” said in an interview Tuesday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the extraordinary upheaval in Eastern Europe.
TIME TO CATCH UP WITH FORMER LIONS
November 29, 1989
Let’s take this chance with the rush of high school football over and the rush of basketball still around the corner to catch up on some recent Lawrence High graduates: LORI NISHIKAWA was last week named the NCAA Div. III volleyball player of the year for an unprecedented second straight season.
FOR THE RECORD
November 29, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WATER-USE BAN STILL IN EFFECT
November 29, 1989
Results of tests conducted on water samples from Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 have not come back yet, leaving in force the water-use restrictions the state imposed on the district’s customers last week. Pat McCool, district engineer for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said earlier this week that his office, which is in Lawrence, was conducting additional tests on samples of the district’s treated water.
AUTOPSY RELEASED IN FATAL SHOOTING
November 29, 1989
A coroner’s report released Tuesday in the Oct. 1 murder of an 18-year-old Independence, Mo., man in northern Douglas County shows that the victim suffered five gunshot wounds. Douglas County Coroner Carol Moddrell wrote in her autopsy report that the victim, Timothy K. Ridpath, 18, was shot twice in the abdomen, twice in the neck and once in the head.
RUN TO HELP AGENCIES
November 29, 1989
A six-man team of soldiers will be running through Lawrence Saturday as part of a 500-mile state run designed to raise money for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Sgt. 1st Class Roger Graham, of Fort Riley, came up with the idea after seeing devastation caused by the San Francisco earthquake, said Mark Meseke, Fort Riley media relations officer.
November 29, 1989
Roy Williams insists he doesn’t pay attention to basketball polls. Others do, however.
CABIN OWNERS WORRIED BY LAKE LEVEL
November 29, 1989
Two straight dry summers have made cabin owners at Lone Star Lake edgy about the county’s plans to lower the lake level this winter by two feet. The management plan for the county-owned lake calls for the lake to be lowered each fall.
CRASH SURVIVORS ARE STILL HOSPITALIZED FOR INJURIES
November 29, 1989
A 2-month-old Perry infant and a 24-year-old Lawrence man remained hospitalized this morning from injuries they received in a two-car accident Saturday evening. Two-month-old Derek Huett was listed in fair condition this morning at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka where he was being treated for a a head injury.
MERTIE D. EZELL
November 29, 1989
Services for Mertie D. Ezell, 81, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Free Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Harold Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Ezell died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She was born Feb. 27, 1908, in Everton, Ark.
BAKE SALE THANKS
November 29, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: The members of the Special Events Committee of the Emergency Services Council gives special thanks to each and every person who gave of their time, talents and generosity in support of our bake sale. With all the lovely baked goods and most generous donations from the community, we were blessed to raise $1,133. This will allow the ESC Finance Committee to provide food and assist in filling applications for those who need help to get through the winter months and come as a last resort for assistance.
BUNGLED REAPPRAISAL
November 29, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: The manner in which the reappraisal process has been bungled is amazing enough, but the beautiful tax breaks given some of the largest corporations in the county is almost beyond belief. How nice that we are all helping to pay for a new plant addition for one of our local industries.
SEAT BELT STATISTICS
November 29, 1989
Lawrence residents aren’t doing a very good job of buckling up, according to a recent state survey. Although the survey showed that Kansas motorists are gradually increasing their use of seat belts, well less than half of Lawrence residents were following the trend.
NAZI VIOLENCE
November 29, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: With reference to George Will’s article in Sunday’s Journal-World (11-26-89), while it is very important to recognize every act committed in the defense of human decency against Nazi Germany during World War II, to say that the Czechs had the largest resistance movement in Europe is plainly false: much more it is, to an appalling degree, a frighteningly ignorant statement. The action against Lidice was the outcome of the assassination of Heydrick, taken by a group of Czechs from England under the auspices of the allies and the Czech government-in-exile in London because there was virtually no indigenous resistance against the Germans in the country, and Eduard Benes, president of that government, was under enormous psychological pressure to do “something.” Furthermore, the statement that the Gestapo killed 38,000 people during the war in Czechoslovakia may be true, but in relation to what they perpetrated in Poland and in other countries is absurd.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEPS
November 29, 1989
As bags full of leaves and other lawn debris mount on local curbsides, an idea gathered by city commissioners at a national meeting looks like it might hold possibilities for Lawrence. While browsing through the vendors exhibition area at the National League of Cities meeting this week, city commissioners happened onto someone who could offer the city a bargain rate on composting bins. That may sound like an item only found on a farm, but they can also be practical for city residents and save the city a bundle in sanitation costs and landfill space.
AUCTION OF TREES RAISES $16,000
November 29, 1989
A Christmas tree decorated by the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild with quilted ornaments and tiny, hand-stuffed cardinals brought the highest bid at Tuesday’s Festival of Trees auction. The tree was purchased for $2,500 by the First National Bank. In all, the third annual auction brought in $16,395, the highest amount ever, for The Shelter Inc., a non-profit emergency shelter for children.
LHS WRESTLING TO OPEN IN FLURRY OF ACTIVITY
November 29, 1989
It’s true, Lawrence High will open its wrestling season Thursday at Shawnee Mission North. And, yes, the Lions will face a ton of competition in the next 2 months. But, in a sense, the REAL season won’t start until mid-February.
DECISION IN LEACH LOAN CASE DELAYED
November 29, 1989
A legal battle between a Lawrence bank and former state Rep. Robin Leach is far from over. The Linwood man won a split decision of sorts earlier this fall in Leavenworth County District Court when the Lawrence National Bank, which had sought $620,000 for unpaid general farming loans, was awarded $426,748 in the trial jury. However, in dealing with Leach’s counterclaim, the jury awarded Leach $520,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages. That resulted in a net award for Leach of more than $340,000.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 29, 1989
ADMISSIONS Joseph Beaty, 1823 La.
LEGISLATORS HEAR HORROR STORIES ABOUT EFFECTS OF REAPPRAISAL
November 29, 1989
Kansas legislators sitting in on hearings about the state’s property tax situation are getting their ears filled with horror stories about the effects of reappraisal and classification on property taxes. “The further we go, the more we see that the problems are enormous,” said Rep. Jessie Branson, a Lawrence Democrat who serves on the Legislature’s Study Committee on Reappraisal and Classification.
WORK ON FIRST HABITAT HOME PROGRESSING AT STEADY PACE
November 29, 1989
Volunteer labor and donated dollars have been shown to work. Building near 27th and Harper, where the first nails on the first Habitat for Humanity home in Lawrence were pounded in early this month, has been moving at a steady pace.
COUNTY REPUBLICANS TO GET NEW LEADER
November 29, 1989
Douglas County’s Republican Party chairman confirmed today that he will resign that post next month. Ken Martinez, who has been chairman of the county’s Central Republican Committee for the last four years, said he is leaving the party post because he needs to spend more time in his business. He is the president of ASK Associates, 1505 Kasold.
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November 29, 1989
Fletcher Bell, who has headed the Kansas Insurance Department for nearly 19 years, won’t seek re-election in 1990. Bell, 60, a Lawrence Republican who has won election to the insurance commissioner’s office seven times, made the announcement this morning.
November 29, 1989
Up in the land of spuds, Kermit Davis does not, he says, dream of doing unto Kansas what Kansas did unto LSU and Nevada-Las Vegas. Idaho’s basketball coach sees little or no chance of the Vandals jetting into national prominence by knocking off the giant-killing Jayhawks.
BIANCALANA TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR TONGANOXIE SPORTS PROGRAMS
November 29, 1989
Former Kansas City Royals shortstop Buddy Biancalana will be on hand at Tonganoxie High School at 2 p.m. Sunday to help raise money to start a baseball and softball program at the school. An auction will be held at the school Sunday as the major fund-raising event for the program.
POSITION ON MARIJUANA
November 29, 1989
Dear Editor: The Journal-World has reported that Mark Creamer is facing felony charges for his public consumption of marijuana as a protest against marijuana criminal penalties. The Douglas County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has voted to express the following position.
KU TO FOLLOW UP ON STUDY OF ALCOHOLISM
November 29, 1989
Kansas University Medical Center has received $646,286 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for a 30-year follow-up study of 330 Danish men. Dr. Donald Goodwin, chairman of psychiatry at the medical center, will coordinate a team of psychiatrists and psychologists from the United States and Denmark for the study.
STUDENTS HEADED FOR NEW JERSEY
November 29, 1989
There’s another Lawrence out there, about 1,500 miles away in New Jersey. And some second-graders at Riverside School plan to “visit” that city this year. They’re not traveling there by plane or automobile. Rather, the students are walking figuratively speaking, that is.
SEISMOLOGIST EXAMINES HIS QUAKE EXPERIENCE
November 29, 1989
Having experienced the Oct. 17 California earthquake first-hand held Don Steeples, deputy director of the Kansas Geological Survey, in good stead when he gave a talk on earthquakes Tuesday evening. Steeples, a seismologist, personalized a presentation on earthquakes with references to his own perceptions when an earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area.