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April 2, 1990
A rural Eudora man injured in an explosion at his home Saturday was upgraded from critical to serious condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Danny Abel, 36, was seriously burned when propane used to heat a greenhouse outside his home ignited and exploded.
ENTERTAINING EVENT
April 2, 1990
The annual meeting entertainment sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce sure beats the traditional awards and handshakes. There were awards at the program, held in Liberty Hall, and there were handshakes, but they were all wrapped up in a light-hearted skit featuring the hidden talents of a number of chamber members.
BOARD TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC AT SCHOOLS
April 2, 1990
Traffic and parking problems at two Lawrence schools will be up for discussion tonight before the Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission. The advisory board will hear from Marilyn Cabay, president of the Pinckney Parent-Teacher Organization, who has requested several changes to increase safety around Pinckney School, at Sixth and Mississippi. In addition the TSC will hear a request from Rex Johnson, safety coordinator for Lawrence School District 497, who wants to restructure the parking zones on the west side of Louisiana Street, in front of Lawrence High School.
PRENTIS M. SHOWALTER
April 2, 1990
Graveside services for Prentis M. Showalter, 77, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Wood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mr. Showalter died Sunday at Cedar Wood Living Center in Lawrence.
T FIT THE STEREOTYPE
April 2, 1990
Alexandra Mason shatters the stereotype of librarians. She’s not a soft-spoken, bespectacled old woman sitting behind a desk, shushing rowdy youngsters. Rather, she’s headstrong and motivated and extremely dedicated to her work. Mason, Spencer librarian at Kansas University’s Spencer Research Library, received the first Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Librarianship in February.
BESSIE M. WISEMAN
April 2, 1990
Services for Bessie M. Wiseman, 91, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in Climax Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Wiseman died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1898, in Climax Springs, Mo.
GUELDNER WINS CONTEST
April 2, 1990
Kansas senior Jeff Gueldner defeated Loyola Marymount’s Jeff Fryer in the finals of a three-point shooting contest held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four on Sunday. Gueldner, who hit four of his first five attempts in the finals, scored 16 points in the final round to Fryer’s 12.
COUNTY PLANS LAW TO COVER NUDITY AT CLINTON LAKE
April 2, 1990
Douglas County officials have learned that current laws don’t have the subject of nude swimming at Clinton Lake covered. County commissioners will try to change that later this month when they consider a resolution prohibiting nudity at Clinton Lake.
ACTIVITIES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR FOOD BANK
April 2, 1990
The War on Hunger at Kansas University started today. The educational and fund-raising campaign, which continues until Sunday, will feature a rock concert, a speech and a Third World dinner.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 2, 1990
DISMISSALS Mary Sanchez, 1503 E. 18th; Marc Joseph, 1124 W. 27th; Dorothy Nordlund, 3110 Riverview Rd.; baby girl Bradley, Baldwin; David Cash, Baldwin; Kathryn Bartling and baby girl, Eudora.
PIZZA DELIVERY SPURS RACIAL CONFRONTATION
April 2, 1990
A Kansas University fraternity has suspended a member whose behavior toward a black pizza delivery woman sparked weekend confrontations with racial overtones, officials said today. Accounts of the conflict differ, but Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s president said Matthew Willenborg, a St. Louis freshman, has been suspended by the chapter.
NEWSMAN KILLED IN WEEKEND ACCIDENT
April 2, 1990
An Oskaloosa newspaper owner and editor died late Friday night when his pickup truck left the road and went into an Oskaloosa city lake about one mile south of town. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher, Charles K. Hauck, 42, was driving west on Kansas Highway 16 south of Oskaloosa when his 1981 Dodge pickup truck went into the lake just past the U.S. Highway 59 junction.
BLACK STUDENTS ORGANIZE CONFERENCE
April 2, 1990
Black students at Kansas University are conducting a conference Friday for black high school students from metropolitan Kansas City to encourage more black students to enter higher education and to consider attending a predominantly white university. More than 250 black high school students are expected to attend the Tomorrow’s Leadership Conference in the Kansas Union.
HEARING-IMPAIRED KU FRESHMAN, HIS TEACHER LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER
April 2, 1990
Brian Somers hasn’t let his hearing impairment stand between him and one of his goals: learning to play the piano. The Kansas University freshman from Buckner, Mo., meets with Alice-Ann Darrow, associate professor of art and music education and of music therapy, on Thursdays for his weekly piano lessons in Bailey Hall.
LOCAL RELIEF WORKER HELPS FLOOD VICTIMS
April 2, 1990
While several Kansas residents are recuperating from a recent bout with tornadoes, a Baldwin man is helping people who have been displaced by flooding in the southeastern United States. Duane Roberts, a disaster relief worker with the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross, went to Montgomery, Ala., on March 24 to help those affected by heavy flooding. Roberts now is in Defuniak Springs, Fla., helping flood victims.
OFFICIALS TO SEEK TIGHT COUNTY BUDGET
April 2, 1990
Douglas County commissioners pledged today to do all they can to hold the line on the 1991 county budget. “I think we need a very conservative budget,” Mike Amyx, commission chairman, said at this morning’s commission meeting. “I can’t sit here and tolerate any kind of increase.”
LOCAL STUDENTS AMONG SPEECH CONTEST FINALISTS
April 2, 1990
Three Lawrence fifth-graders are among 26 finalists in the “When I Grow Up” oratorical contest being sponsored by McDonald’s Heart of America restaurants and KCTV-5. Matt Jansen of Sunset Hill School and Jason Perez and Rae Ann Scharenberg of Broken Arrow School will give their three-minute speeches to a panel of judges on Saturday at the KCTV-5 studio.
CITY AWAITS WORD FROM ADMINISTRATOR CANDIDATE
April 2, 1990
Baldwin city officials had not heard this morning whether a man they want to be the town’s first city administrator will be available for the job. The man, Russell M. “Marty” Strickland, Pittsburg, was to have notified city officials today whether he would be available for the job or if he would accept another position for which he interviewed Saturday.
CORA E. CLEEK
April 2, 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.
FOR THE RECORD
April 2, 1990
Law enforcement report Condition reports
RE COUNTING ON CENSUS DATA
April 2, 1990
Welcome to the 1990 census, the federal government’s idea of a numbers game. From population, to income, to ethnic background, to yes the number of flush toilets, the once-a-decade federal census yields data that Americans yearn to know about other Americans.
LEGISLATORS CONSIDER TAX ABATEMENT RULES
April 2, 1990
A bill that would regulate how cities and counties grant tax abatements has been approved by both the Senate and the House, but amendments added in the House late last week have sent the bill to a conference committee. Under the bill, cities and counties in Kansas would have to create official policies for the granting of tax abatements, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of each exemption.
JAYHAWKS WIN OWN SOFTBALL INVITATIONAL
April 2, 1990
Admittedly, Jessica Hennig messed up big-time in the fifth inning Sunday. “Before I came up in the seventh, I was thinking, `I should have gotten it done earlier.’ I blew my chance and popped up into a doubleplay,” said KU’s junior softball centerfielder from Olathe.
ACRONYM MATCH RUINED BY DUKE
April 2, 1990
In the puzzling world of collegiate acronyms for instance, why is Kentucky known as UK while Kansas is forever KU? it’s disappointing that Duke is Duke and not DUKE. Located in Durham, N.C., Duke could stand for Durham University of Kinetic Engineering or something like that but, alas, it’s a private school named for the Dukes, a family that became fabulously wealthy because tobacco thrives in the Carolinas and because nicotine is an uncontrolled substance.
2 COMMISSIONERS SEEK MAYOR POST
April 2, 1990
An annual task that Lawrence city commissioners plan to undertake Tuesday night might prove more than the housekeeping chore it once was. It’s time for the commission to elect a mayor, and what used to be a traditional system of designating a mayor likely will be tested again.
ROSTER CUTS
April 2, 1990
Dick Wedel did something he hated last spring. Lawrence High’s tennis coach cut about a dozen players from his boys team. He started with 35 players and made the cuts in order to reach a workable number.
NEBRASKA DUMPS JAYHAWKS TWICE
April 2, 1990
Kansas’ baseball team left here with a 2-2 Big Eight record after dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Nebraska on Sunday. The Huskers won the first game, 6-2, then blasted KU, 9-0, in the nightcap.
JOBLESS RATE FALLS TO 3.3% IN COUNTY
April 2, 1990
From Staff and Wire Services Douglas County’s unemployment rate declined slightly in February from 3.4 to 3.3 percent, still well below the statewide average, the Department of Human Resources reported today.