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STEPHENS BIZ
April 1, 1990
A local real estate broker will be receive Baker University’s “Lawrence Business Person of the Year Award” next month. Robert L. Stephens, president and broker of Stephens Real Estate Inc., will be honored at a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. April 11 at the Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
LAWRENCE SAW BUSINESS MOVES, EXPANSIONS ALL OVER TOWN
April 1, 1990
While much of the city’s attention has been focused on building the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza, business activity has flourished in other parts of Lawrence as well. During the last 12 months, the city has seen growth in both the manufacturing and retail sectors.
PHILLIES WERE FINE, BUT JELTZ HAPPY TO BE WITH ROYALS NOW
April 1, 1990
Now that Steve Jeltz has been traded from a team that finished last in 1989 to one considered a pennant contender in 1990, is he doing any celebrating? “I don’t want to stick my foot in my mouth,” said Jeltz, traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, “but I like the situation I’m in.”
VAN HEE
April 1, 1990
David Van Hee’s metal masks hang on a wall in his manic, paint-splattered studio like the trophies of a robot head-hunter. Some are long and thin, with crazy strips of metal spewing from the top, much like boxing promoter Don King’s stand-straight-up hair. Others are triangluar, with almost placid-looking eyes staring from black, gray and rainbow-colored sheets.
TEXAS STAR DOUG SAHM STICKS TO LOYAL AUDIENCE
April 1, 1990
The songs on Doug Sahm’s “Jukebox Music” are simple, traditional rhythm and blues and late ‘50s pop rock. And, in a sense, Sahm embodies a bit of the past himself. For about 20 years, the Texas musician has produced all kinds of music, mostly based on what he heard growing up, and he still sticks with those sounds, pleasing his longtime fans.
EXPLORES OPPRESSION
April 1, 1990
When the Berlin Wall opened and totalitarian regimes fell in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, East Germany and Romania, one Kansas University associate professor thought he was in trouble. Delbert Unruh was about to direct “The Consul,” a 1950 opera about the plight of a woman in a country similar to those of Cold War Eastern Europe. Suddenly, he feared, the material could be dated by events.
JAYHAWK BOULEVARD
April 1, 1990
In response to a Kansas University traffic and parking situation that seems almost unbearable, officials have come up with an idea that could easily make it worse. Long-time Lawrence residents particularly those employed by KU are well acquainted with the convoluted traffic patterns of Mount Oread. Those less well acquainted with the traffic patterns out-of-town visitors to the city, for instance have been known to simply avoid the whole campus area just to keep from getting tangled in traffic or lost.
COACH CALLS SHOTS
April 1, 1990
It is both interesting and disappointing to follow current developments at North Carolina State University, where school officials are entangled in an effort to oust basketball coach Jim Valvano. Based on various reports, the basketball program at N.C. State has been out of control in recent years with far too much emphasis placed on the win-loss record of the team, regardless of academic achievement or the personal actions and behavior of some of the players. Coach Valvano either was oblivious to what was going on among his basketball players, or he was looking the other way, or he didn’t want to know what was going on. Regardless, whether it is right or wrong, fair or unfair, the coach has responsibility for the team.
KU TAKES TWO FROM HUSKERS
April 1, 1990
Denard Stewart’s sacrifice allowed Steve Meeks to score in the 10th inning, as Kansas defeated Nebraska, 4-3, in the opener of a baseball doubleheader here Saturday. KU also won the nightcap, 3-1. “Denard did a lot of things for us today, defensively and offensively,” said KU coach Dave Bingham. “He was one of our keys to victory.”
KEROHER SERVICES
April 1, 1990
Services for Grace Cable Keroher, 89, Trona, were held Thursday at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Trona. Ms. Keroher died March 22 at Ridgecrest Community Hospital, Ridgecrest, Calif.
CORA E. CLEEK
April 1, 1990
Services for Cora Elnora Cleek, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery at Williamstown. Mrs. Cleek, who died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, was born Sept. 11, 1915, at Paola.
WAL-MART SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
April 1, 1990
A Lawrence High School senior has been named the 1990 recipient of the $1,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Community Scholarship and two Jefferson County students are alternates for the scholarship. The winner, Jae Yoon Jung, a Lawrence High senior, was recently announced by Bobby Jones, manager of the Lawrence Wal-Mart store, 2727 Iowa. Jung plans to attend Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
KU TAKES TWO FROM HUSKERS
April 1, 1990
Aided by six Nebraska errors, Kansas swept a baseball doubleheader with the Cornhuskers here Saturday night. KU won the opener, 5-3, in 10 innings, and the nightcap, 3-1. NU made two errors in the first game, four in the second. Kansas made just one error in the nightcap.
NEW LMH ROOM OFFERS FAMILIES, NEW BABIES SPACE TO KEEP IN TOUCH
April 1, 1990
A former storage area at Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been transformed into a special room offering families a way to remain close to their newborns who require an extended stay the hospital. The Segebrecht Room, which is just a few feet from the hospital nursery, is a private room offering a homelike stay at no charge for the mother when she has been dismissed from the hospital but the baby has to stay, explains Vicki Friede, a registered nurse and director of maternal child nursing at the hospital.
END
April 1, 1990
High-spirited spectators crowded the sidelines at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon, shouting and cheering for their favorite teams. No, the Jayhawk football team wasn’t making an off-season appearance. This crowd was rooting for men and women scrambling around after a giant ball in the crab soccer event of the Greek Olympics.
LMH FAIR PUTS HEALTH SERVICES IN FOCUS
April 1, 1990
A health fair sponsored by Lawrence Memorial Hospital brought out a crowd of people who sampled an assortment of free health screening tests. The hospital’s ninth annual fair, which took place in the same-day surgery area of the hospital. Brenda Haack, LMH community education coordinator, said she expected close to 500 visitors to the fair.
EUDORA MAN LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION
April 1, 1990
A 36-year-old rural Eudora man injured in an explosion Saturday was listed in critical condition Saturday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.. The man, Danny Abel, was seriously burned when propane used to heat a greenhouse outside his home ignited and exploded.
TOP SPELLER RETAINS STATE TITLE
April 1, 1990
Douglas County’s top speller proved himself to be the best in the state for the second year in a row. Robbie Getz, 14, retained his spelling title Saturday, winning the All-Kansas Spelling Bee in Topeka. Now he’ll represent Kansas in the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
MICHELLE E. FRASURE
April 1, 1990
Services for Michelle E. Frasure, 32, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Miss Frasure died Friday at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. She had cancer.
POLICE POWERLESS IN IMMIGRATION CASE
April 1, 1990
Simply being an illegal alien isn’t always enough of a crime to warrant action by immigration authorities a point that was proven in Lawrence last week when federal authorities took no action to deport five Mexican citizens who were discovered here. On Tuesday morning, Lawrence police officers responding to an auto burglary in the 700 block of East Ninth Street detained four Mexican youths and a 23-year-old Mexican man for questioning. Officers learned that the man and youths, all males, had nothing to do with the burglary but were illegal aliens who were trying to hop a train to Chicago.
ARTS NOTES
April 1, 1990
Studio tour to bring public to artists The Lawrence Arts Center is offering an adult workshop April 28 called the Lawrence Artists Studio Tour 1990. Participants will visit the studios of area artists, including Bob and Miriam Green, John Gary Brown, Mary Ann Jordan, Roger Shimomura, David and Wendy Vertacnik, Jon Havner, Ruth Bowman and others. Don Lambert will serve as tour guide. The tour will depart from the arts center at 9 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m. Transportation and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 843-2787.
FOR THE RECORD
April 1, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
BAILEY, BRAZIER TOSS 1-HITTERS
April 1, 1990
Jill Bailey simply overmatched opposing hitters in high school. “If we scored a run, we’d usually win,” said Kansas University’s freshman softball pitcher from Park Hill High in Kansas City, Mo.
ADVOCATE FOR ELDERLY SEEKS INPUT FOR LEGISLATIVE SESSION
April 1, 1990
As Kansas lawmakers prepare to end their legislative session, Orville Voth is preparing to begin his. Voth, speaker of the house of the Silver-Haired Legislature, has been talking with older residents of Douglas County to help set an agenda for the coming session. The Silver-Haired Legislature will meet in April and present its legislative package to the Kansas Legislature before the beginning of the 1991 session.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 1, 1990
ADMISSIONS Juanita Transmeier, Rt. 3, Lawrence.
SMOKING ON THE JOB
April 1, 1990
It’s been more than four years since non-smokers won the battle of the butt in city hall. The Lawrence City Commission approved an ordinance Dec. 16, 1986, that not only limited smoking in public places but required employers to set up work areas as well.
LION SWIMMERS WIN AT OLATHE NORTH MEET
April 1, 1990
Pat Grzenda felt relieved after her Lawrence High swimming team competed at and won the Olathe North Invitational here Saturday. “It was great fun,” Grzenda said. “I was kind of nervous about this meet. I didn’t know what to expect. We’d been hearing stories about what’s out there, but we knew all the time that we’d have to get out there and see for ourselves.
WITH WALKER BACK IN GROOVE, KANSAS NETTERS CLIP WSU, 8-1
April 1, 1990
After spending more than a year sidelined with an elbow injury, Chris Walker is almost philosophic about the game of tennis. “Every time we come out with a lot of intensity, with a lot of spirit,” Walker said, “I think we’ll do really well. Not that you don’t have to worry about the outcome, but everything will fall into place.”
CLASS ON MEMORIAL DAY?
April 1, 1990
Dear Editor: I wonder how many parents of Lawrence School District children think the scheduling of classes on May 28, Memorial Day, is a misprint on the school calendar. I did, ‘til I talked with the administration. Scheduling classes Monday through Thursday that week is absurd! Classes could just as easily have been scheduled Tuesday through Friday.
CREDIT CARD ID BAN NO PROBLEM, SAY RETAILERS
April 1, 1990
Local retailers say state legislation aimed at banning credit cards as a means of identification when accepting a personal check would have little effect on business or check-cashing policies if the measure becomes law. The bill, approved 40-0 by the Kansas Senate last week, would prohibit retail clerks from writing customers’ credit card numbers as a means of identification when accepting a personal check.
T YET BE COUNTED
April 1, 1990
Today is Census Day 1990, the once-in-a-decade date for Americans to be sure they’ve filled in their census forms and sent them back to the federal government for its constitutionally mandated national headcount. But not all who are willing can be good citizens.
GARDENING AT HASKELL
April 1, 1990
Spring, in the horticultural sense, comes more gloriously to the Haskell Indian Junior College campus these days. A profusion of new flowers, shrubs and trees are growing there, thanks to a three-year-old cooperative effort by Haskell’s facilities staff and the local Prairie Acres Garden Club. Purple and yellow Haskell’s colors predominate among the plantings, which add a new sensory dimension to the campus and accentuate the architecture of its buildings, a number of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
NOTES AND QUOTES
April 1, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if it’s just a matter of time before Oklahoma buckles under the pressure and decides it wasn’t such a good idea to drop women’s basketball after all… Kansas basketball signees update: Richard Scott, a 6-6 forward, averaged 23.6 points and 13.1 rebounds for Little Rock Central while Patrick Richey, a 6-8 guard, averaged 22.3 points and 9.5 rebounds at Lee’s Summit High in suburban Kansas City. Both were first-team all-state selections…