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VILLAGES TO HOST NATIONAL CONFERENCE
September 28, 1989
Villages Inc., an organization devoted to the care of neglected and abused children, will be host for a national conference, “Lives in the Balance,” Oct. 19 and 20 at the Lawrence Holidome. Dr. Karl Menninger of Topeka, founder and chairman of Villages, will be one of the featured speakers. Menninger has dedicated his life to the needs of children.
INDIAN CENTER OFFERS OPPORTUNITY
September 28, 1989
The Tall Grass Gift Shop in Lawrence offers Native Americans a marketplace for authentic Indian crafts and handiwork. Located at 1920 Moodie Road that’s a short street one block west of Haskell Avenue in the Lawrence Indian Center building, the gift shop shares space with other activities.
FOR THE RECORD
September 28, 1989
Law enforcement report Police reports
S NEW FACULTY AT KU
September 28, 1989
Carl Strikwerda Strikwerda, an assistant professor of history, has a doctorate from the University of Michigan and has been on staff at Kansas University since 1987. He has done historical research on politics and the world’s labor forces and is working on several books and articles on that subject.
HEARD RED CROSS
September 28, 1989
Donations to aid a massive cleanup after Hurricane Hugo smashed into the eastern seaboard and the Caribbean have been trickling in to the American Red Cross in Lawrence. Executive Director Jo Byers said only about $200 has come in so far. She said that because of the size of the disaster in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and South Carolina, she expects the National Red Cross will ask the local chapter for much more financial help.
HEARD LIBRARY BOOK SALE
September 28, 1989
It will be a reader’s delight. Thousands of books, ranging from fiction to fantasy, will be available for purchase next weekend in the annual Friends of the Library book sale at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
FIRE DEPARTMENT NAMES WOMAN AS LIEUTENANT
September 28, 1989
Fire Chief Jim McSwain this morning announced the first-ever appointment of a woman firefighter to an officer’s position. Lexie Engleman, 38, has been promoted to Fire Lieutenant in charge of Ladder Company No. 1, McSwain said.
LEAGUE CONDUCTS VOTING SURVEY
September 28, 1989
Of the 325 people who responded to a survey conducted last weekend at two local stores by the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters, 290 said they were registered to vote. Susan Catts, voter advocacy chair for the league, said the results of the local survey will be used in a national and state effort to learn why less than 50 percent of the eligible voters actually cast ballots in the 1988 presidential election.
RURAL PANEL TO STUDY EUDORA REQUEST
September 28, 1989
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission decided Wednesday to have its committee on rural development study Eudora’s request to control all development within three miles of its city limits. Dan Rockhill, commission chairman, said Eudora’s request fits with the issues the rural development committee is exploring.
KU STUDENT WINS WASHINGTON POST
September 28, 1989
WASHINGTON, D.C. A Kansas University journalism student has won a fall internship in Washington, D.C. Noel Gerdes, an Omaha, Neb., senior, is one of 13 students chosen from colleges all over the country to work as a full-time intern in a Washington news bureau. The four-month internship program, sponsored by the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, also involves twice-weekly seminars on politics.
OFFICIALS CONSIDER DRAFTING NEW ID LAW
September 28, 1989
Local and state officials are discussing new legislation that would nullify the effects of a Douglas County district judge’s decision last week that tavern patrons are not required to show their identification to police officers. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory said Wednesday that he and state Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, have discussed the possibility of drafting legislation that would make it unlawful for a person in a licensed drinking establishment to withhold identification.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 28, 1989
ADMISSIONS Arthur Rockhold, 746 Walnut; Arelina Romero, 920 N.J.
DEAN SAYS CUT IN FUNDS LIKELY
September 28, 1989
The dean of Kansas University’s School of Education believes that, ultimately, the two major initiatives of the Bush administration will soon be at odds with each other and that education will be the loser. Education Dean Ed Meyen said that despite Bush’s intentions to become the “education president,” exemplified by his education summit this week with state governors, the drug war will take precedence.
S POST FILLED
September 28, 1989
The ranks of a juvenile legal services panel were replenished Wednesday, when the Douglas County Commission unanimously approved a contract for a Lawrence attorney to join the board. Charles Whitman, the attorney, was selected to join the five-member board. He’ll take the place of Chris Kenney, a former panel member who was selected earlier this month as a Douglas County assistant district attorney.
SENATE FREES UP LANDING SYSTEM FUNDS
September 28, 1989
The path has been cleared again for Lawrence Municipal Airport to receive federal funding for an instrument landing system. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a compromise plan for the nation’s war on drugs. In doing so the Senate broke a two-week logjam that held up passage of the Senate transportation appropriations bill, which includes funds for the landing system.
HEALTH OFFICIAL ADVOCATES AIDS EDUCATION
September 28, 1989
As the AIDS epidemic spreads risk and fear on college campuses, Kansas University officials should move aggressively to counter myth and misinformation. That’s the opinion of Janine Demo, coordinator of health education at KU’s Watkins Health Center and chair of KU’s AIDS Education Committee.
LOCAL OFFICIAL JOINS CENSUS LAW PROTEST
September 28, 1989
Local officials said today that a law passed by the Legislature earlier this year allowing the state to subtract students and soldiers from a county’s census for reapportioning legislative districts is unconstitutional. “Certain areas of the state will be undercounted because of this adjustment,” Douglas County Administrator Chris McKenzie said at a public hearing conducted by the secretary of state’s office. The hearing is on rules and regulations to implement the law.
MORE RESULTS FROM THE STATE FAIR
September 28, 1989
Final results of judging at the 1989 Kansas State Fair have been received. Douglas County 4-H placings include: BEEF Randy Foster, Four Leaf Clover, first place Polled Hereford Summer Yearling Heifer; Ben Lohmann, Stull Busy Beavers, sixth place Angus Summer Yearling Heifer; Patricia Pearce, Eudora, 16th place Heavyweight/Lightweight Steer.
PLANNERS OK WESTERN PROJECTS
September 28, 1989
The intersection of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive was a hot spot during Wednesday’s Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission meeting. Commissioners, who have received three proposals for commercial development near the intersection, spent much of the meeting discussing how the proposals fit into the Western Development Plan.
MINISTER PREACHES GREEK RESPONSIBILITY
September 28, 1989
Oregon minister and former drug abuser Will Keim sent 500 Kansas University students on a trip Wednesday night with an unusual narcotic reason. In a wild lecture punctuated with humor and sarcasm, Keim urged an audience composed primarily of fraternity and sorority members to get high on people not pills.
RACING OFFICIAL FACES CHARGES
September 28, 1989
Atty. Gen. Robert Stephan announced late Wednesday the arrest of the former director of racing at Woodlands track in Kansas City, Kan., on a charge of making a false writing. Stephan said John Preston Anton, 60, was arrested Tuesday night, booked into the Johnson County jail and released on $2,500 bond. He had resigned his position with Woodlands last week, the attorney general said.
PANEL TO RATE ROADS FOR ECONOMIC EFFECT
September 28, 1989
As the high-stakes race for state highway funding made a stopover in Lawrence Wednesday, Kansas Commerce Secretary Harland Priddle injected a brief moment of levity. Priddle, while listening to a presentation by local officials on proposed highway projects in Douglas County, viewed a set of aerial maps, leaned forward in his chair and spoke.
BRANIFF BANKRUPTCY HITS TRAVEL AGENCIES HARD
September 28, 1989
Phones were ringing off the hook at local travel agencies this morning. When Braniff Inc. canceled flights out of Kansas City and announced early this morning it was filing for bankruptcy protection, anxious ticket holders immediately started dialing to inquire about refunds. “It’s awful,” said Anne Walters, manager of Sunflower Travel Service, 704 Mass. “We are handling it on a case-by-case, person-by-person basis. This is the first bankruptcy we’ve handled where we’ve been really heavily hit. We had no prior warning.”
APPLES TAKE FIRST-GRADERS ON ADVENTURE IN THE LIBRARY
September 28, 1989
When some first-graders at East Heights School recently studied a unit on apples, they didn’t begin in the classroom. Instead, they started in the library, with a book on Johnny Appleseed.