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TUITION IRONY
April 19, 1990
Sometimes they count and sometimes they don’t. A county official has pointed out a cutting irony concerning when Kansas University students call Lawrence home and when they don’t.
NU TRANSFER SELECTS KU
April 19, 1990
Rex Walters, a 6-3 guard who led Northwestern in scoring last season, will enroll at Kansas this fall, KU basketball coach Roy Williams confirmed today. Walters, who averaged 17.6 points a game for the Wildcats, left school in March Northwestern uses the quarter system and enrolled at DeAnza Junior College in Cupertino, Calif., near his hometown of San Jose.
TREE REMOVAL OUTSIDE STATE AUTHORITY
April 19, 1990
Spokesmen for two state agencies say that private property rights prevent the state from doing anything about the removal of some small cottonwood trees from the riverfront in Lawrence. Earlier this month, local environmentalists began raising questions about the removal of the cottonwoods during work on land owned by Penney’s Concrete, just east of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
BOARD TO PICK NEW DISTRICT CHIEF
April 19, 1990
The Tonganoxie School Board will meet behind closed doors tonight to choose a new superintendent. The board, which has been looking for a new superintendent for about two months, will meet at 6 p.m. today in the district office.
FOR THE RECORD
April 19, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
PERFORMANCE ARTIST STAGES HIP, HYPNOTIC SHOW
April 19, 1990
COUNTY SEEKS TO COMPLY WITH STATE REAPPRAISAL LAW
April 19, 1990
Douglas County is taking pains to avoid the problems other counties are having in complying with state law regarding reappraisal, the county appraiser said today. On Wednesday, the state ordered Kingman County to rescind notices of valuation changes for non-agricultural real estate that were illegally sent to property owners by the county appraiser.
RE-OPENING THE WEST
April 19, 1990
Jim Brookover, the modern-day mountain man from Alaska who rode horseback through Lawrence last May, is coming back next month. This time, he’ll have an entourage of eight men and 40 horses with him. Officially, Brookover’s expedition is called “Wm. Sublette’s Big Shinies,” in remembrance of trapper William Sublett’s contribution to the opening of the West in the early 1800s. Big Shinies were the Rocky Mountains.
S HINKLE MOWS DOWN BENEDICTINE
April 19, 1990
Brad Hinkle’s return to the mound helped Kansas’ baseball team salvage a doubleheader split against Benedictine College on Wednesday at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium. Hinkle, an Olathe senior, who previously lost his spot in the rotation, had pitched just 1 innings all year. He struck out eight and scattered four hits in KU’s 6-3 Game Two win.
CORRECTION
April 19, 1990
A schedule of activities related to Earth Day incorrectly reported the date of field trips sponsored by the Audubon Society. The schedule was in Wednesday’s Journal-World. The field trips will be Saturday, April 28. The trips are a wildflower walk at 9:30 a.m., a butterflies and bees program at 12:30 p.m. and a shore birds trip at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Joyce Wolf, 749-3203.
LAWRENCE NOW SEEKING ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
April 19, 1990
Now that Mike Wildgen’s ascension into the city manager’s job is complete, he’s turning part of his attention to filling his former post. The assistant city manager’s post has been vacant since October, when Wildgen was elevated to acting city manager following the death of then-City Manager Buford Watson.
ALCOHOL AND HEALTH
April 19, 1990
Dear Editor: The editorial of Monday, April 16, addressed the very real concerns of alcohol abuse in our society. It spoke of a need to focus on the situation intelligently, with the aim of creating a healthier national climate.
DEATH
April 19, 1990
Authorities today continued their attempt to obtain another pathologist’s opinion about the March 2 death of a 19-year-old Lawrence man. Dr. Carol Moddrell, Douglas County coroner, today said she is waiting for a report about the death from a doctor she refused to identify.
WHERE IT HURTS
April 19, 1990
The Justice Department has obtained a court order freezing hundreds of accounts where U.S. banks are suspected of having been used to hide nearly $400 million in Colombian drug profits. The move is based on a review of bank records seized in Panama after the American invasion as well as data in other foreign countries. Federal investigators say that while relatively little money remains in the accounts, a review of the bank records will offer the government its best opportunity to date to determine how the Medellin drug cartel had conducted its day-to-day business in the United States. More than half of the 173 banks involved are in New York and Florida, where many of the nation’s largest drug-trafficking organizations are based.
ASSISTANT RESIGNS AT KU
April 19, 1990
Tom Herrera, an assistant director in the Kansas University Office of Minority Affairs, resigned Tuesday to take a job with the Kansas City, Mo., planning department. Marshall Jackson, interim director of minority affairs, said Herrera, who joined the office in October, had given him several weeks’ notice before he accepted the job. Jackson said the search for his replacement would start as soon as possible.
BOND ISSUE PLAN SPLITS LAWMAKERS
April 19, 1990
Local legislators appear divided over Douglas County’s effort to pass a law that would validate the south Lawrence trafficway bond issue. Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, sounded a note of support Wednesday for the county’s legislative proposal.
April 19, 1990
Dick Purdy looks a lot like Telly Savalas. You know, the bald guy who plays “Kojak” on TV. “I hear that all the time,” said Lawrence High’s new football coach. “In fact, my kids gave me a T-shirt with Telly’s picture on it. I finally wore it to one of our conditioning sessions. A lot of kids got a laugh out of it.”
TREES ON KU CAMPUS ARE A LIVING MEMORIAL
April 19, 1990
Although she is partially confined to a wheelchair and spends most of her days at home reading or birdwatching, Katheryn Nelson makes it a point to tour the Kansas University campus a couple of times each spring to observe the fruits of her work. “They look beautiful every year, but this year there’s not as much color,” she said, referring to a few of the 1,000 trees on campus that she helped plant 45 years ago.
REGENTS PONDER TUITION INCREASES
April 19, 1990
The Kansas Board of Regents today adopted a controversial report prepared by a special task force on tuition policy and reviewed a proposal to raise state university tuition rates an average of 6 percent for the 1991-92 academic year. Meeting at Emporia State University, regents debated several elements of the task force report, which among other things recommended a 100 percent tuition waiver for graduate students who teach and a special tuition program for gifted out-of-state students.
BAN COVERS NUDITY ON COUNTY PROPERTY
April 19, 1990
The Douglas County Commission Wednesday just said no to nudity on public property. Commissioners unanimously approved a home rule resolution that bans nudity at all public parks and recreation areas, as well as on or along public roads and bridges, in the unincorporated area of the county.
NEBRASKA ENTERED IN KANSAS RELAYS
April 19, 1990
Kansas Relays notes… Last year at this time, Kansas track coach Gary Schwartz blasted Nebraska coach Gary Pepin for not entering his powerful NU team in the Kansas Relays.
RACIAL INCIDENT ALARMS EX-KU ACTIVIST
April 19, 1990
When Jeffery Harris was attending Kansas University 20 years ago, the first meeting of the Black Student Union was held in his apartment. Harris, who has since founded Greater Harvest Christian Ministries, remembers what it was like to be a black student who was upset about what he called the administration’s lack of sensitivity.
KU HEPTATHLETE WILL BE BACK
April 19, 1990
Kim Huthoefer-Busch didn’t plan on suffering a season-ending ankle injury last year. Honest. But the senior make that junior on Kansas’ women’s track team can’t complain about the turn of events.
MATH ANXIETY
April 19, 1990
A recently released study of two self-taught math courses at Kansas University, raises some interesting issues. The method, called the “self-instructed mastery plan,” has been used to teach KU students intermediate math and algebra for the last five years. During that time, 63 percent of those enrolled failed to pass the courses. The report, to be presented to the Kansas Board of Regents this week, logically concludes that some adjustments are needed, including more placement tests for people admitted to the courses and more supervision by tutors. If the adjustments don’t improve the self-taught courses, perhaps they should be discontinued.
JOHN T. ANDREWS
April 19, 1990
Memorial services for John T. Andrews, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Mahon officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Andrews died Wednesday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. He was born Sept. 22, 1899, in Brazil, Ind.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 19, 1990
ADMISSIONS Eloise Rogers, 244 Pinecone.
FORUM SPEAKERS URGE LOCAL ACTION
April 19, 1990
One Wichita women described how a small group of concerned citizens forced a major chemical company to give up plans for a waste incinerator. Two Lawrence school children talked about how a recycling and environmental program was started at their elementary schools. And a Kansas University student told how research on the health risk of using Styrofoam cups led to the discontinuation of their ban in the unions.