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D DESPITE OBJECTIONS
October 24, 1989
The Lawrence Housing Authority, much to the displeasure of a group of vocal Breezedale residents, approved design plans Monday night for a three-bedroom, 1 -story, Cape Cod-style house to be built on a vacant lot on Winona Avenue. Several residents in the Breezedale area, which is just south of 23rd and Massachusetts, oppose the house, which will be rented to a low-income family under the LHA’s scattered site housing program. Opponents, who said low-income government housing in their neighborhood will decrease their property values, accused the LHA of not being willing to work with the neighbors over their concerns, and vowed that their fight to stopping construction is not finished.
FACULTY TESTIFY AGAINST WILLNER
October 24, 1989
Two Kansas University anthropology professors testified Monday that for years the teaching staff in their department operated under a siege imposed by their colleague, Dorothy Willner. The professors, Alfred Johnson and Michael Crawford, both testified during an ongoing hearing to determine whether the university has sufficient cause to dismiss Willner, a tenured professor who has been on the KU faculty since 1966.
S ONLY OPPONENT
October 24, 1989
Don’t look for the Lawrence City Commission to abandon the city’s policy of protecting downtown or to open up the western growth areas for widespread commercial development. Four of five commissioners say they have no intention of changing the longstanding policy, which has been used by the commission to deny requests for commercial rezoning to allow the construction of suburban malls. The legality of the policy, although on appeal to a higher court, has been upheld by a federal district judge.
SPECIAL OLYMPIANS HEAD TO LAWRENCE
October 24, 1989
More than 1,700 Special Olympians and coaches will be in Lawrence Nov. 17 and 18 for a state indoor sports tournament. Athletes of all ages will compete for awards at the event, which includes a bowling tournament, to be held at the Hillcrest bowling alley Nov. 17 and 18, and a volleyball tournament, scheduled at Kansas University’s Robinson Gymnasium Nov. 17.
OFFICIALS CONTINUE PROBE OF SHOOTING
October 24, 1989
Officials investigating the weekend shooting death of an Oskaloosa man are meeting today with people they hope will provide information about the events leading to the shooting. No arrests have been made.
BOARD VOTES TO REPLACE UNDERGROUND FUEL TANKS
October 24, 1989
In order to meet new regulations of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, school board members agreed Monday to remove all the underground heating oil tanks in the district. The new state regulations for underground fuel storage tanks (or USTs) stem from concerns that such tanks will leak their contents, possibly into groundwater supplies. Tanks installed before 1965 are of particular concern, and all of the Lawrence schools’ eight USTs were installed before 1965. Most, in fact, were installed in the early 1950s.
DOROTHY LEE WOLF
October 24, 1989
Services are pending for Dorothy Lee Wolf, 76, Eudora, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Wolf died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GORDON BARBER
October 24, 1989
Services for Gordon S. Barber, 71, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tibbitts-Griffin Funeral Chapel here. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 58 will conduct graveside services at Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Barber died Sunday at a Topeka convalescent center.
MARTIN W. HERRSTROM
October 24, 1989
Services for Martin W. Herrstrom, 95, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in McLouth, with the Rev. Charles Clinkenbeard officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Herrstrom died today at the Veterans Administration hospital in Leavenworth.
RANDALL L. MALBROUGH
October 24, 1989
Services for Randall Lane Malbrough, 31, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Leavenworth. Mr. Malbrough died Saturday outside the Leavenworth County Co-op mill on the north edge of Oskaloosa.
HOPE FINALISTS TO BE REDUCED TO 5
October 24, 1989
Following an interview selection process starting today, the list Kansas University faculty who are candidates for the 1989 HOPE award will be reduced to five finalists. The names of the five finalists will be announced Nov. 1 and 2, and seniors will vote again to determine the winner.
MILDRED WRIGHT
October 24, 1989
Services for Mildred Wright, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Cremation is planned, and private inurnment will be in Elk City Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Saturday at a local retirement home.
LOCAL WAL-MART MANAGER PLANS TO START NEW CAREER
October 24, 1989
Sam Shepley, manager of Wal-Mart, 2727 Iowa, has decided to check out of the retail business and head for a new career in insurance. Shepley, who has been manager at the store since it opened in 1983, said that he presented the company with his resignation Friday. His last day will be Nov. 1.
BALDWIN TENTATIVELY SETS HEARING
October 24, 1989
The Baldwin City Council on Monday night discussed a pending hearing and three possible hearing dates for its suspended police chief but failed to settle on a date for the proceeding. Baldwin Mayor Loren Litteer said this morning that the council met in executive session to discuss the hearing requested by Police Chief Robert Mason, who was suspended with pay at the council’s regular meeting Oct. 9.
REPUBLICAN APPOINTED TO EDUCATION BOARD
October 24, 1989
Marynell Reece of Scandia, Kan., has been appointed to a national board that advises an office in the Education Department on postsecondary education, it was announced today. Mrs. Reece, a former national committeewoman for the Republican Party, will serve on the 15-member board for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, an office in the department that makes grants to colleges and universities to encourage innovation and reform.
S PLANS CHANGE FOR SEVENTH STREET
October 24, 1989
The city’s plans for East Seventh Street improvements differ from those approved earlier this year by the Lawrence City Commission. The plans, approved on a 3-2 commission vote in July, showed five lanes marked for traffic where East Seventh intersects with New Hampshire Street. Engineering documents now, however, call for four lanes.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 24, 1989
ADMISSION Barbara Forbes, 1657 La.
AGENCY PROVIDES MANY TYPES OF ASSISTANCE
October 24, 1989
The sound of children’s laughter echos throughout the hall. One room is filled with three-year-olds singing and dancing in a circle. Across the hall you can smell the afternoon snack that is being served. At each table, the children wait patiently for the teacher to come and fill their cups with the coconut dessert.
BATTLE OF OLATHE TO SETTLE DISTRICT
October 24, 1989
High school football notes as the regular season closes under warm, clear skies: Since Olathe North and Olathe South made the switch to the Sunflower League from the Eastern Kansas League this year, their season-ending meeting seems a little more significant.
RICHARD L. EHRMAN
October 24, 1989
Services for Richard L. “Dick” Ehrman, 65, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold Bishop and Russ Farwell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Ehrman died Monday afternoon at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of cancer. He was born May 21, 1924, in Chanute. He moved to Lawrence in 1945 and earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Kansas University in 1950. In 1951, he went to work for the Lawrence Paper Co. He was transferred to Fremont, Neb., in 1957 to oversee the construction of the Jayhawk Box Factory, a division of the paper company. In 1965, he returned to Lawrence and worked in production and sales until his retirement in July 1986. For the past three years, he was a consultant to the paper company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity at KU and he attended the Lawrence Free Methodist Church.
LAWRENCE NOT YET IN POST-SEASON FORM
October 24, 1989
Lawrence High is renowned for peaking late in the football season, and the Lions took a step toward the summit last Friday in their 28-6 win over Topeka. “I thought we played a lot harder last week on defense than we’ve been playing before,” senior lineman Dan Lalich said. “I just think we improved on aggressiveness and gave more effort as a team.”
MANNING NAMED BIG EIGHT PLAYER OF DECADE
October 24, 1989
Billy Tubbs of Oklahoma and Norm Stewart of Missouri, who won nine Big Eight championships between them in the 1980s, have been selected co-coaches of the decade in the Big Eight. The same panel of 20 voters named Danny Manning, who led Kansas to the 1988 NCAA title, as the Big Eight’s player of the decade.
HASKELL TOUR SHATTERS INDIAN STEREOTYPES
October 24, 1989
Kansas University education students said their stereotypes of Native Americans as people of a homogeneous culture were shattered during a visit to the Haskell Indian Junior College campus this morning. David Patterson, a KU junior from Hesston, was one of those who said the visit to Haskell expanded his notions of the American Indian culture.
2ND-GRADE REUNION
October 24, 1989
Most reunions gather high school and college graduating classes together again after 10, 25 or 50 years’ separation, but Ida Puckett Walker took a school reunion she organized recently one step further. Mrs. Walker put together a 60th reunion for second-graders at Woodlawn School in 1929 and ‘30.
S DISAPPEARANCE STILL PUZZLES FATHER
October 24, 1989
The father of a 21-year-old Lawrence man who has been missing for more than a week said he still thinks his son will be found alive, and police today said they’ve found no evidence of foul play in the disappearance. Police and family members have been searching for the man, Cecil Dawes Jr., since his disappearance Oct. 15 in North Lawrence.
CREAMER CONTINUES CRUSADE IN MANHATTAN
October 24, 1989
Lawrence resident Mark Creamer took his one-man campaign to legalize possession of marijuana to Manhattan Monday. Creamer carried a placard proclaiming “Marijuana Legal and Taxed” in front of the Kansas State University Student Union.
CATS READY FOR MISSOURI VALLEY
October 24, 1989
Now Baker’s football team can begin thinking about Missouri Valley. In accordance with the Wildcats’ slogan, “Win One At a Time in ‘89,” looking ahead before Saturday’s 62-32 victory over Tarkio would have been expressly forbidden.
EUDORA SCHOOL BOARD REJECTS LAND SALE BID
October 24, 1989
The Eudora School Board at a special meeting Monday rejected an offer by two local developers to purchase district-owned land to be developed into single-family homes. The board discussed the matter behind closed doors in a 40-minute executive session and offered no explanation for the rejection when the public was invited back in to the meeting.
HELPED PELLUER CALL KC PLAYS DURING DEBUT SUNDAY
October 24, 1989
Steve Pelluer pulled off a sweat-soaked wristband and handed it over to curious media members. Taped to the fabric was a “cheat sheet” a list of 40 or so of the Chiefs’ offensive formations and plays.
FOR THE RECORD
October 24, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported