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ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN
April 12, 1990
The state of California has launched a $28.6 million ad campaign it hopes will help its citizens kick the smoking habit. It’s too early to tell what effect the campaign will have on smokers, but it already has the tobacco companies hopping mad.
RYAN WHITE
April 12, 1990
An 18-year-old student who died Sunday probably did more than anyone else to teach Americans compassion about AIDS. Ryan White already was fighting hemophilia when he was exposed to AIDS through a transfusion of blood products 5 years ago. He then had to fight not only the two deadly diseases but the attitudes of his classmates, their families, school administrators and much of his community. His family had to move to another town to win him the right to attend public school.
LET THE CLIPPINGS LIE
April 12, 1990
Here’s an ecology-boosting idea that’s sure to be popular with homeowners. Forget bagging those grass clippings. Don’t worry about a compost pile. University of Missouri extension specialists are advising people to just leave the clippings where they fall.
VARIOUS OBSERVATIONS
April 12, 1990
Dear Editor: A potpourri of thoughts on state and local government.
STRONG WINDS BATTER KU FLAGS
April 12, 1990
Spring announced itself in a loud way on Tuesday. Just ask members of the Kansas University support service staff, who had to rescue two flags atop Fraser Hall. Because strong, gusty winds began whipping around two large flags on top of Fraser Hall on Wednesday, maintenance workers went up and removed them, said Roger Oroke, director of support services at KU.
NEW WELLSVILLE OFFICER TO BE HIRED THIS MONTH
April 12, 1990
The city of Wellsville is close to replacing a full-time police officer who resigned from the police force last month. City Clerk Donna Reed said this morning that the city council during its regular meeting Wednesday night voted to fill the position at its next regular meeting April 26.
FOR THE RECORD
April 12, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
LECOMPTON MAN WOUNDED IN LEG
April 12, 1990
A 40-year-old Lecompton man was listed in serious condition at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., this morning with a gunshot wound he suffered sometime Wednesday. Lawrence police reported that a 22-year-old Lawrence woman found the man lying on the floor of her brother’s Lecompton residence about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
OUTLET MALL OFFICIALLY OPENS
April 12, 1990
Lawrence’s new Riverfront Plaza officially opened its doors this morning during ribbon-cutting ceremonies on the factory outlet center’s promenade. The ceremony also included an announcement that the promenade was being dedicated in the memory of former City Manager Buford M. Watson Jr., who supported the project. Watson died in October.
JOHANNING EXPECTED TO PICK KU
April 12, 1990
It’s been only a week or so since center Pekka Markkanen announced he wouldn’t return for his final basketball season at Kansas University. However, it appears coach Roy Williams has already found a replacement in David Johanning, a 6-10 center from Hutchinson Community College.
EDNA MAE SMITH
April 12, 1990
Services for Edna Mae Smith, 93, Centropolis, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Eight Mile Old German Baptist Church west of Centropolis. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery west of the church. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday at a son’s home in Mission, Tex.
KU STUDENT GETS TRUMAN AWARD
April 12, 1990
Pamela Dawn McElwee, Kansas University sophomore from Lawrence, is among 92 students selected nationally to receive the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. She is the only Kansan to win in the 1990 competition.
BOARD PRAISES DOWNTOWN REVIEW
April 12, 1990
A recently completed review of Lawrence’s Comprehensive Downtown Plan won praise this morning from the Downtown Lawrence board of directors. The review, conducted by a design subcommittee of Downtown Lawrence, recommends that the city reinforce its policy that downtown is Lawrence’s major retail and cultural center, create additional parking areas, standardize existing parking meters and create a public plaza to accommodate special events.
S INJURY COULD BE SERIOUS
April 12, 1990
Danny Tartabull fears the worst. “I just hope it’s not as serious as I think it is,” said the Royals’ rightfielder after injuring his right calf muscle chasing fly balls during pre-game warmups Wednesday night.
LAWRENCE MAN LOSES $4,500 IN CON
April 12, 1990
A 77-year-old Lawrence man lost $4,500, his wristwatch and a ring to con artists who roped him into a crooked game of cards Wednesday morning, police reported today. Officers reported that the man was shopping at a grocery store on south Iowa when the suspects approached him and struck up a conversation.
BENCH ROLE AGREEABLE TO MANNING
April 12, 1990
Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES Toward the end of his second season in the NBA, Danny Manning has found a home.
CHAMBER TASK FORCES FORMED
April 12, 1990
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday about the chamber’s new organizational structure, which replaces former standing committees with task forces. John Lungstrum, chair of the chamber’s board of directors, told about 100 members who attended a noon luncheon that the new structure will allow the chamber to channel its resources more effectively and become more of an advocate on issues.
ZONING APPEALS BOARD TO REHEAR RENOVATION CASE
April 12, 1990
A fight by an East Lawrence resident to block renovation of a triplex resumes tonight in a court-ordered rehearing before the Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals. The BZA will meet in special session at 7 p.m. today to consider whether a city building permit should have been issued for renovation of a triplex at 1101 Pa.
VALLEYVIEW BECOMES SCHOOL FORDAY
April 12, 1990
The school bell was ringing this week at Valleyview Care Home. The county-owned nursing home took another step toward becoming a full-fledged teaching facility Tuesday, when 19 representatives from area nursing homes attended a seminar, “Exercise for the Adult Care Home Resident.”
KU HIRES STUNTZ FOR ADVICE ON TURF
April 12, 1990
If you’ve ventured to Hoglund-Maupin Stadium for a Kansas University baseball game, you’ve undoubtedly been impressed by the condition of the field. The grass is bright green with no bare spots.
PENNY VOTE PROTESTS CITY SELECTION PROCESS
April 12, 1990
Throughout its search for a permanent city manager, the Lawrence City Commission talked about reaching a consensus decision. But this morning, as the commission unveiled its choice for a new city manager, it also indicated that its definition of a consensus didn’t include a unanimous vote.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 12, 1990
ADMISSIONS Edward Grier, 1509 Stratford; Lori Hepner, 1527 W. 27th.
NUDITY RESTRICTION MAY BE EXPANDED
April 12, 1990
A resolution to cover nude swimming at Clinton Lake could well be expanded to ban nudity at other public facilities in the county. After a public hearing on the proposed resolution Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners decided to ask county staff to look into a broader resolution. County regulations currently prohibit nude swimming or sunbathing only at Lone Star Lake.
WILDGEN NAMED CITY MANAGER
April 12, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission, four months into its nationwide search for a city manager, finally found what it was looking for in its own back yard. Henry Michael “Mike” Wildgen, a 15-year veteran of Lawrence city government who has spent the past 5 months in an interim role as the city’s top administrator, today was named city manager.
SUTTON NAMED OSU COACH
April 12, 1990
Eddie Sutton has gone back to his roots to return to coaching. Sutton, who played at Oklahoma State in the late 1950s, returned to his alma mater Wednesday as the 16th coach in school history. He replaces Leonard Hamilton, who last week took the job at the University of Miami.
DAVIS SLAMS DOOR ON ORIOLES
April 12, 1990
Temperatures dipped into the 30s during the latter stages of Wednesday night’s Royals-Orioles game. “Just like Candlestick Park, if you’ve ever been there,” said former National League reliever Mark Davis, now the Royals’ bullpen ace.
LIONS ADD TOPEKANS TO VICTIMS LIST
April 12, 1990
Lawrence High’s girls swim team is taking on and destroying all comers. The Lions’ latest victory came in a home quadrangular Wednesday. They totaled 425 points to defeat Topeka West (316), Topeka Seaman (177) and Topeka High (165).
LEGISLATORS AIR TAX PLAN CONCERNS
April 12, 1990
Legislators who attended the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast today were hit with tough questions from constituents from the local business community. Rep. Jessie Branson, D-Lawrence, told the audience of chamber members that it was nothing new for local lawmakers, who have been dealing with tough questions from the moment the 1990 session started in January.
Wildgen named city manager
April 12, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission, four months into its nationwide search for a city manager, finally found what it was looking for in its own back yard.
DANCE CONCERT ENCOMPASSES WIDE SPECTRUM OF MUSIC
April 12, 1990
They dance to a wide spectrum of music, from the folk tunes of the South American Andes to folk-influenced modern works by Bartok and Shostakovitch. And in working with these varying forms of music, the choreographers of Kansas University Dance Company’s spring concert hope to create a synthesis of movement, melody and rhythm.
KU BOFFICIALS MEET WITH PROTEST LEADERS
April 12, 1990
Less than 24 hours after a student protest, Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and other administrators today met with members of a black student group to discuss ways of combating discrimination in the campus community. Two members of Black Men of Today talked with KU officials for more than an hour about their desire to make KU a place where all students feel welcome. Judith Ramaley, executive vice chancellor, said the discussion was productive.
LL KEEP PRESSING KU FOR ACTION
April 12, 1990
Student protesters upset by a racial incident at a Kansas University fraternity said they’re satisfied that a demonstration Wednesday got the attention of KU administrators. The protesters, demanding that KU take steps to curb racism, also say they’ll keep pressing the administration to take action.