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STANCLIFT MAKES SOFTBALL CHANGES
April 11, 1990
Unless your manager has made some stupid off-season trades or a nagging groin pull keeps you on the sidelines, city-league slowpitch will probably be more fun this summer. Bob Stanclift, Lawrence parks and recreation’s adult sports supervisor, has revised some rules and restructured leagues to alleviate some of the frustration and a lot of the logistical nightmares.
FOR THE RECORD
April 11, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CRIME BILL GETS SUPPORT FROM COLLEGES
April 11, 1990
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Four years ago, Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was tortured, sexually molested, stabbed and finally strangled to death in her unlocked dormitory room. Clery never knew Lehigh officials kept statistics of the number of campus doors left ajar, but prohibited campus police from patrolling her dorm. Her murderer entered an outside door that was propped open for a pizza delivery man.
KINDERGARTNERS GET FALL PREVIEW
April 11, 1990
Next year’s kindergartners won’t be buying their school supplies for several months yet, but about 80 of them got their first taste of school during the annual Kindergarten Roundup today and Tuesday at Schwegler School. The roundup, which is held at all district elementary schools this time of year, allows parents to enroll their children in kindergarten and get familiar with the school they will attend.
BIG 8 HONORS KU ATHLETES
April 11, 1990
Three Kansas University athletes have been named Big Eight players of the week, the conference announced Tuesday. Curtis Shaw was named pitcher of the week, John Falbo men’s tennis player of the week, and Eveline Hamers women’s tennis player of the week.
T BACK INDIVIDUAL ACTION
April 11, 1990
Individual Lawrence city commissioners will speak for the entire body or they won’t speak at all during appearances before the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The city commission, at its Tuesday meeting, decided it was inappropriate for individual commissioners to press their position before the planning commission.
HUNTER SERVICES
April 11, 1990
Private memorial services for Wanda Sanborn Hunter, 85, Lawrence, will be May 23 off the coast of Piver’s Island, N.C., with the Rev. Mathew Stockard officiating. She was cremated. Mrs. Hunter died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had moved to Brandon Woods, Lawrence, from Beaufort, N.C., in 1988.
DISMAL DESIGNS
April 11, 1990
Dear Editor: I spent April 2 touring several houses built by local contractors for the 1990 Spring Homes Tour sposored by the Home Builders Association of Lawrence. I was dismayed by the quality of design put forward as Lawrence’ newest and best housing.
LIONS TIE OLATHE SOUTH, LOSE TO WASHINGTON
April 11, 1990
Keith Hohn was glad Lawrence High tennis coach Dick Wedel decided to use 11 different varsity players Tuesday. “No, it doesn’t bother me,” said Hohn, an LHS junior. “That way, I get to play singles. I like singles a lot better than I like doubles. As long as we’re having success, that’s fine.”
LOCAL TEACHERS TO VOTE ON CLASSES ON HOLIDAY
April 11, 1990
Don’t change your plans for Memorial Day just yet. Lawrence school administrators and teacher representatives are looking at a way for students to make up this year’s “weather days” without having to attend school on the national holiday. The two groups discussed the alternative Tuesday evening as part of this year’s teacher negotiations.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 11, 1990
DISMISSALS Mary Williams and baby girl, 1903 W. Third; Sharron Guana, 2448 Winterbrook Dr.
BUTLER SIGNS FOUR LIONS
April 11, 1990
Four Lawrence High linemen are among 52 recruits who have signed football letters of intent with Butler County Community College. The four are: Clint Bowen, a 6-1, 195-pound defensive end who earlier had announced he would walk on at Kansas; Rob Coleman, a 6-2, 230-pound defensive tackle; Dan Lalich, 5-11, 213-pound nose guard; and Karl Wertzberger, 6-1, 209-pound center.
POLICE STAFFING FALLS BEHIND KU GROWTH
April 11, 1990
Both crime and enrollment increased last year at Kansas University, and KU police officials say the number of police and security officers isn’t keeping pace. Ralph Oliver, assistant director of the KU Police Department, said today that more positions were needed to keep up with the increased enrollment and crime at KU.
GUELDNER NOT ONE OF FAVORITES, BUT HE WON SHOOTOUT ANYWAY
April 11, 1990
Jeff Gueldner watched with interest as ESPN ran promotions on its national three-point shooting contest. “I got to hear Dick Vitale mention guys like Jeff Fryer, Kirk Manns, and David Jamerson as the favorites. I was never mentioned,” said Kansas’ senior guard. “It’s gotten to be expected.”
WOODBERRY SET TO SIGN KU LETTER
April 11, 1990
At long last, Steve Woodberry was poised to sign a Kansas basketball letter of intent today. Woodberry, a 6-3 guard from Wichita South, verbally committed to KU during the early November period, but did not sign.
ELLA IS GREAT
April 11, 1990
Dear Editor: I would like to challenge your editorial tribute to Sarah Vaughan.
T SHAKE QUESTIONS ON AGE
April 11, 1990
Once baseball players start pushing 40, reporters continually push the age question at them. Like Frank White, for instance. The age question came up on opening day and figures to resurface again and again from now until the Royals’ veteran second baseman reaches his 40th birthday in September.
STONE BRIDGE TAKES ITS PLACE ON HISTORIC LIST
April 11, 1990
A 77-year-old stone bridge in the southwest part of Douglas County has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, county officials learned this week. The native limestone structure, which spans a tributary of Chicken Creek in Willow Springs Township about nine miles southwest of Lawrence, was scheduled to be replaced last summer. However, Douglas County commissioners decided after a July public hearing to delay action until they gathered more information on alternatives to tearing down the bridge.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE CARRIES EUDORA MOTHER THROUGH CRISES
April 11, 1990
Mary Abel says her positive outlook on life has gotten her through two family crises in the past year. “Sometimes I think, `Why me?’” Mrs. Abel said Tuesday, sitting at a table in the front room of her home east of Eudora, on the Douglas-Johnson county line. “But then I think, sorrow and trouble comes to everyone, so why not me.”
WEALTHY C. BABCOCK
April 11, 1990
Services for Wealthy Consuelo Babcock, 94, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Manor chapel with the Rev. Donald K. Sinclair officiating. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Miss Babcock died Tuesday at Presbyterian Manor.
MAN ATTACKS, ROBS WOMAN
April 11, 1990
A 19-year-old Overland Park woman was attacked and robbed Monday in a parking lot outside a private residence hall at Kansas University, Lawrence police reported today. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said today that the woman reported that she had dropped off a friend about 7:30 p.m. at Naismith Hall, 1800 Naismith Dr., and was walking back to her car when she heard someone calling to her.
KU STUDENTS PROTEST RESPONSE TO INCIDENT
April 11, 1990
Hundreds of Kansas University students were gathered outside Strong Hall early this afternoon to protest what they claim is an inadequate response by university officials to a recent confrontation at a KU fraternity. Students participating in the protest reportedly blocked traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard today and said they would remain at Strong Hall until KU Chancellor Gene Budig would meet with them. Budig was said to be at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
CONSUMER AGENCY FEELS PINCH FROM FUNDING
April 11, 1990
Already operating on a shoestring budget, the local Consumer Affairs Assn. faces additional staff cuts unless a number of funding applications materialize, including an appeal to the Lawrence City Commission for a Community Development Block Grant. The non-profit agency, which has mediated consumer affairs complaints and offered consumer education in Lawrence since 1972, now operates with one full-time and two part-time employees from an office at 700 Mass. Another full-time position was cut in November because of funding shortages, said Julia Pitner, the agency director.
PROPERTY OWNERS PROTEST SIDEWALK PLAN
April 11, 1990
There’s likely to be no sidewalks built along Emery Road unless the city assists property owners in picking up part of the nearly $43,000 tab, the Lawrence City Commission learned Tuesday. The commission heard protests from several property owners, who spoke during a public hearing on the sidewalk benefit district. Those property owners represented a majority of landowners in the proposed benefit district.
MARIJUANA ACTIVIST EYES RACE
April 11, 1990
A Lawrence man who publicly protested laws against smoking marijuana by deliberately getting himself arrested in September has decided to take his position on decriminalization of marijuana to the voters. Mark Creamer, 43, said today that he has begun a campaign to collect enough signatures to have his name placed on the ballot for the Aug. 7 Democratic primary for U.S. Congress in the 2nd District.
NEW LOCATOR MAP IS SIGN OF THE TIMES
April 11, 1990
Visitors to the newly opened Riverfront Plaza may find their way around Downtown Lawrence a little easier once an illuminated, color-coded locator map is installed near the factory outlet center’s main entrance at Sixth and New Hampshire. The locator map, similar in appearance to a mall directory, “will be the first step in linking the riverfront with the rest of downtown,” said Andy Ramirez, a local attorney and vice president of Downtown Lawrence, a business organization.
POPULARITY INCREASING
April 11, 1990
The number of community college students in the United States has increased by 14 percent since 1985, and Kansas University officials are conceding that more high school seniors are choosing the junior college circuit. Bruce Lindvall, director of admissions, said KU admitted about 1,900 transfer students this fall, about half of them from community colleges.
KU APPLICATIONS DROP 22 PERCENT
April 11, 1990
Applications for admission to Kansas University dropped 22 percent this year due to a decline in high school graduates and imposition of an application fee, KU officials say. Last year at this time, 11,763 people had forwarded an application to KU. The total this year is 9,147, Wes Williams, KU dean of educational services, said Tuesday.
BAKER UNIVERSITY HONORS STEPHENS
April 11, 1990
Baker University today honored Robert Stephens, president of Lawrence-based Stephens Real Estate, as the Lawrence Business Person of the Year at an annual breakfast this morning. About 120 people attended the event, which was held as part of Baker’s “Partners-In-Progress Breakfast” at the Eldridge Hotel.
IDEAS
April 11, 1990
For the most part, Sen. Wint Winter Jr. said he was not surprised by the results of a recent survey of his constitutents. Winter, R-Lawrence, said information he collected from a newspaper survey of voters in his district confirms what he thought were their feelings about issues before the Legislature.
BRINGS IMAGINATION TO LIFE
April 11, 1990
Anyone who thinks storytelling can’t be as entertaining as television should see Jackie Torrence make a hundred children jump at the climax of a ghost story. Torrence, known throughout the country as “The Story Lady,” spoke to students at Pinckney School on Tuesday as this year’s Swarthout Society Resident Artist. Torrence will give a public performance at 7 p.m. today at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
FOUR COMMISSIONERS TO LEAD GERMAN TRIP
April 11, 1990
Four Lawrence city commissioners will lead a local delegation to Germany this summer, but some of their attention may be on the Orient. During their regular Tuesday meeting, the commission approved spending up to $6,000 to send four commissioners on an official visit to Lawrence’s sister city, Eutin, West Germany. In the same meeting, the commission unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the formation of a sister city relationship with Hiratsuka, Japan.
SUGGS 4-HITS KU
April 11, 1990
Northwest Missouri State pitcher David Suggs felt a bit queasy entering Tuesday night’s non-conference baseball battle against Kansas. “I’ve got the flu. I threw up all day yesterday,” said the 6-3, 185-pound righthander, who scattered four hits in the Bearcats’ 10-3 rout of the Jayhawks at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
LAWYER PLANS CHALLENGE TO NOISE ORDINANCE
April 11, 1990
A new ordinance designed to keep the peace in Lawrence is going to come under attack from a local attorney. Don Strole, the attorney, said Tuesday that he plans to challenge the ordinance on the grounds that it is too vague and that it may even violate the First Amendment right to free speech.