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TUNSTALL FACED PERMANENT BAN
October 13, 1989
Kansas basketball player Sean Tunstall, ruled ineligible for his sophomore season by the NCAA, could have been banned permanently had he not been “cooperative and forthcoming” in dealing with NCAA investigators, NCAA director of enforcement David Berst said Thursday. Tunstall sat out last year as a non-qualifier after his score on an ACT exam was questioned by ACT officials and later invalidated.
TAX DELINQUENCIES RISE FROM 1987
October 13, 1989
The level of unpaid Douglas County personal property taxes from 1988 is slightly higher than 1987, but not by much. Earlier this month, County Treasurer Nancy Hempen certified $231,481 in unpaid 1988 personal property taxes. With publication fees, interest and other fees, $276,603 was owed the county coffers in taxes that were due June 20.
PERRY DISTRICT SEEKING BIDS FOR $1.5 MILLION SCHOOL PROJECT
October 13, 1989
The Perry-Lecompton school district will open bids for a $1.5 million addition and renovation project at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. Supt. Henry Murphy said today that the bids would be opened at the district office.
LL BET HIS WIFE ON WORLD SERIES
October 13, 1989
Maurice Shanks inadvertently bet his wife of 50 years on the World Series when talk show host David Letterman called him at random Wednesday. He got the call Wednesday afternoon as Letterman was taping NBC’s “Late Night with David Letterman.”
LAWRENCE TEEN-AGER CONTINUING RECOVERY
October 13, 1989
A 17-year-old Lawrence youth was listed in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, where he was flown by helicopter early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident near Ottawa. Brian T. Gibler was flown to the medical center in Kansas City, Kan., by Lifeflight helicopter after the truck he was driving blew a tire, left the road and rolled over, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher.
FOR THE RECORD
October 13, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PATRICIA HARRIS
October 13, 1989
Services for Patricia Jane Harris, 73, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Chapel here with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Thursday at her home.
POLICE CHIEF REQUESTS HEARING
October 13, 1989
Baldwin city officials have received a formal request for a hearing to look into the recent suspension of Baldwin Police Chief Robert Mason. Baldwin City Atty. Jack Murphy said this morning that he received the request from Mason’s attorney today. The request asks that Mason and his attorney, Mike Riling, Lawrence, meet with the city council to discuss complaints against Mason that led the council to suspend the chief with pay.
NO EFFECTS FELT FROM COMPUTER BUG
October 13, 1989
A computer virus expected to take hold today apparently has had little effect so far in Lawrence. Several people in the computer industry here said late this morning that they hadn’t heard of any problems.
COUNTY BUDGET GETS ANOTHER LOOK
October 13, 1989
The 1990 Douglas County budget is going back to county commissioners. Commissioners thought they had wrapped up the budgeting process after a public hearing Aug. 21. However, Darlene Hill, county budget director, said an oversight has forced them to revise the budget.
JACKIE W. HENRY
October 13, 1989
Graveside services for Jackie Wise Henry, 75, Burlingame, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eastview Cemetery in Big Springs. Mrs. Henry died Wednesday at a Topeka hospital.
CHARLTON APPOINTED TO CENSUS PANEL
October 13, 1989
State Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, D-Lawrence, has been appointed to the Special Committee on Legislative, Judicial and Congressional Apportionment. The committee will meet Nov. 8 to discuss the adjustment of federal census data. A 1988 voter-approved amendment to the Kansas Constitution requires that the data be adjusted to eliminate non-resident students and military members from county voter roles.
A CAPELLA CHOIR
October 13, 1989
Lawrence High School’s A Cappella Choir has been invited to perform at the Music Educators’ National Convention in Washington, D.C., during the last week in March. Jeff Anderson, A Cappella director, said the 63 students will be the only performing students from Kansas at the convention.
INQUISTION SOUGHT IN RIDPATH MURDER
October 13, 1989
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory said this morning that he has opened an inquisition into the murder of an 18-year-old Independence, Mo., man whose body was discovered earlier this month in northern Douglas County. Flory said Douglas County District Judge Jean Shepherd on Thursday granted his request for the inquisition, which is designed to gather information for officers investigating the murder.
CARLIN SAYS NETWORKS ESTABLISH TRADE DEALS
October 13, 1989
Networking is all important to businesses seeking to expand into foreign markets especially in Japan, former Gov. John Carlin told a gathering of local business executives and Kansas University faculty and administrators this morning. Carlin, who operates an economic development consulting business based in Topeka, spoke to about 40 people this morning at a breakfast seminar sponsored by the Kansas International Development Assn. at the Alvamar Country Club.
SENIORS SEEKING BAN ON FOOD WASTE
October 13, 1989
Lawrence residents Jim Smith and Lee Mitchell say they can’t stand seeing leftover food being wasted especially when the food is being paid for by the government and could be used in local soup kitchens or elsewhere. The two are among a group of local senior citizens crusading for a “Good Samaritan” food law, which would allow leftovers to be removed from meal sites operated by the Kansas Department on Aging and given to organizations such as the Salvation Army or the Lawrence ional Nutrition Kitchen.
LEAGUE PROVIDES FREE SHOESEYEGLASSES
October 13, 1989
The right to jump in puddles and the right to examine butterflies. To adults, these rights may not seem serious, but to children they are very important.
TRAVIS J. GEERY
October 13, 1989
Memorial Services for Travis Jay Geery, 20, were to be held this afternoon at Tibbitts-Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, Topeka, with the Rev. Lee Morris officiating. Mr. Geery died Monday, the result of a shooting accident. His body was cremated. Inurnment will be at Zion Cemetery, Tecumseh.
WICHITA GROUP LOSES TRACK LICENSE
October 13, 1989
A Wichita developer no longer has a license to build a pari-mutuel dog racing track south of Pittsburg. The state Racing Commission asked Sunflower Racing Inc. to hand over its license today. Last month the commission rejected Sunflower’s plan to finance the $12 million project by turning it over to an Alabama developer.
RESULTS OF PAROLE HEARINGS ANNOUNCED
October 13, 1989
Micah Ross, Kansas Parole Board director, today announced the results of parole hearings held in September for inmates convicted in local courts. The following is a list of inmates who went before the parole board last month, their current locations, the charges of which they were convicted and the result of their hearings.
LANDON GEARING UP FOR FILM PRODUCTION
October 13, 1989
Television star Michael Landon said he has already met the people of Lawrence. “Yesterday, I met all of them,” he said at a Friday morning press conference. “I spent about 2 hours going up and down Massachusetts meeting people and signing autographs. They’re nice people.”
PLAQUE HONORS SLAIN POLICEMEN
October 13, 1989
The only two Lawrence police officers who were killed in the line of duty were honored at a ceremony this morning in the police conference room at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. The Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police presented a plaque honoring Wilson Pringle, who died Oct. 11, 1909, and Melvin Howe, who died April 24, 1931.
WASHINGTON PLEASED BY RECRUITS
October 13, 1989
Kansas unveiled its 1989-90 women’s basketball team but not its fast break during media day Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse. “They will move up and down the floor,” KU head coach Marian Washington said during introductions, “faster than they’re moving right now, I guarantee you.”
GROUP MARCHES ACROSS CAMPUS TO PROTEST LAUNCH OF SPACE PROBE
October 13, 1989
Kansas University student Stephanie Ring and supporters today embarked on a special mission to protest space shuttle deployment of the nuclear-powered Galileo probe. Members of Academic Freedom Action Coalition and Environs, an environmental group, marched the 1.5 miles from Stauffer-Flint Hall to Nichols Hall on West Campus. The group’s route took it down Jayhawk Boulevard, past the residence halls on Daisy Hill and then to West Campus.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 13, 1989
DISMISSALS Dorothy Metcalf, 2411 La.; Sandra McManness, 1908 E. 19th.
MID NIGHT COURT FEATURES PLAYER SKIT
October 13, 1989
Kevin Pritchard may make his acting debut on Saturday night. Then again, he may not.