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AIDS AWARENESS
April 24, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Douglas County AIDS Project (DCAP), I would like to thank all of the volunteers and the Lawrence community for their support during our recent AIDS Awareness Week. AIDS is a topic that does not generally move people to action, nor is it very pleasant to think about. Yet, AIDS presents challenges to each of us, from educating our children about appropriate prevention measures to eliminating the stigma and aversion faced by people with AIDS and their families. We are pleased to have been able to address some of these issues during the past few days and were gratified by the tremendous community response.
EDUCATION SUMMIT
April 24, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: Our legislators and state officials have been offered some new ideas on restructuring the Kansas education system that all Kansans need to know about. On Nov. 1-2, 1989, Gov. Mike Hayden held an educational summit in Wichita at which invited guests heard key speakers from outside the state. Here are some of programs and ideas put forth by the speakers:
SHORTAGE OF NURSES
April 24, 1990
One especially disturbing aspect of American health care news is that officials expect our supply of nurses to continue to worsen through the end of this century. The number of registered nurses grew from 750,000 in 1970 to more than 1.6 million in 1988, according to a report sent to Congress by Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan. However, even though the number is expected to continue to increase over the next 15 years, it will not be enough to alleviate the shortages, the report said.
DISCRIMINATION VIEW
April 24, 1990
Dear Editor: Now that Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week is over, here are a few things that the Lawrence city commissioners, particularly Mike Rundle and Shirley Martin-Smith, should be aware of.
FOR THE RECORD
April 24, 1990
Law enforcement report District court
2 MEMBERS RESIGN FROM SAE FOLLOWING FIGHT AND ARREST
April 24, 1990
In the wake of their arrest after a fight last weekend, two members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Kansas University, including one who was involved in a racial incident last month, have resigned from the house. “They’re no longer members of the house,” Bryce Petty, SAE president, said this morning of Matthew Willenborg and Greg S. McGivern.
PANEL OKS SCHOOL FINANCE PLAN
April 24, 1990
The House Education Committee today endorsed a Senate-passed school finance plan after members added provisions to allow for larger budget increases by school districts for the next school year and to help some districts facing large property tax increases. However, the committee did not change the basic philosophy behind the bill, one that abandons the approach of past school finance legislation and bases state aid on a district’s student enrollment rather than its relative wealth compared to other districts.
GRAVES MAY BACK COUNTY IN DISPUTE OVER CENSUS
April 24, 1990
Lawrence and Douglas County officials are close to winning over a big ally in their quest to change the way the state counts college students for legislative redistricting. Secretary of State Bill Graves, whose office is responsible for adjusting figures used in apportionment of the Kansas Legislature, said he’s almost convinced that the expense behind the adjustment of college students isn’t worth the cost.
IBM EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW DEAN
April 24, 1990
Business executive Joseph Bauman today was named dean of the Kansas University School of Business, the first business dean to be selected outside the ranks of academia. Bauman, a 1961 KU engineering graduate who lives in Ridgefield, Conn., is director of quality, development and manufacturing at International Business Machines Corp.
KANSAS CHALLENGES OSU
April 24, 1990
Sometimes it’s not easy being a loyal Kansas Stater from Lawrence, but Jill Zientara says, “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” Zientara, a Lawrence High graduate, is a senior on Kansas State’s women’s golf team. She’s wrapping up her collegiate career at the Big Eight tournament, which was to conclude today at Alvamar.
BALDWIN LIBRARY TO MEET CODES
April 24, 1990
A proposed new city library would meet all state and city codes, the Baldwin City Council told a concerned citizen at its regular meeting Monday night. Baldwin Mayor Loren Litteer said this morning that Stan Krysztof, a local resident opposed to the proposed library, met with the city council to question whether the new building would conform to local and state zoning, fire and electrical codes if it is built.
COUNTY TO FINISH PAPERWORK FOR LECOMPTON ROAD PROJECT
April 24, 1990
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday should be able to finish most of the paperwork required for a major county road project west of Lecompton. Commissioners are scheduled to consider two utility relocation agreements, a temporary easement and two certification measures for Douglas County Road 1023. The county is planning a grading project on the road, from U.S. Highway 40 north three miles.
TONGANOXIE BOARD APPROVES HIRING OF NEW SUPERINTENDENT
April 24, 1990
The Tonganoxie school district officially has a new superintendent. The Tonganoxie School Board on Monday unanimously approved the hiring of Ron Burgess, 55, the current superintendent of schools in the Jefferson West district in Meriden, about 25 miles west of Tonganoxie, where he has held the job for 10 years.
CHIEFS TO PLAY FOR LINDLEY
April 24, 1990
Members of the Kansas City Chiefs football team will play in a charity basketball game for former Raytown South basketball star Chris Lindley on May 7. One of Lindley’s feet was amputated after a train accident in January. He had signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Kansas.
NFL CLUBS IGNORE JAYHAWKSAGAIN
April 24, 1990
Kansas continues to shoot blanks in the National Football League college player draft. For the third straight year, not a single Jayhawk was selected during the 12 rounds. No KU football player has been chosen by an NFL team since offensive lineman Paul Oswald was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 11th round in 1987.
CORRECTION
April 24, 1990
Due to a photographer’s error, Jerry DeNoyelles, director of environmental studies at Kansas University, was misidentified in a cutline in Monday’s Journal-World.
CITY BUDGET AWAITS FATE OF LEGISLATION
April 24, 1990
Forced financial restraint could collide with calls for expanded services during preparation of the 1991 city budget, the Lawrence City Commission learned Monday. The commission, meeting in its initial budgetary study session of the year, received the news from City Manager Mike Wildgen and Finance Director Julia Karr.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 24, 1990
ADMISSIONS Cynthia D. Robertson, 420 North; Clarice Morriss, Eudora; Laverne Musick, Eudora.
CHANGES IN LIONS WILL BE ON SURFACE
April 24, 1990
You can look for and I’ll go on the record now as saying look forward to some changes in Lawrence High football next season. With a coaching change comes a change in coaching, and Dick Purdy, the Lions’ new head man, admits he differs from the outgoing Bill Freeman.
$ AG $ AG $ AG $ AG $ AG $ AG X COMMENT ON A CONFERENCE WHOSE ITS COACHES PREVIOUSLY WERE NOT DEEMED DESIRABLE BY OTHER SCHOOLS.
April 24, 1990
The fact that Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma did not get past the second round in the recent NCAA tournament does not change the fact that those teams were very successful during the regular season. Only one team in the NCAA tournament finished with a win, and it is extremely narrow-minded to assume that every other team had its season ruined by losing in the tournament. The gratuitous comments regarding Billy Tubbs and the wish that Oklahoma find someone “with class” to take his job are hard to understand from someone who writes for the Lawrence paper. Surely Mr. Mayer realizes what Tubbs has meant to the Big Eight over the past 10 years. One need only recall the slow, boring style of play and lack of success of most conference teams before Tubbs’ arrival in Norman to assess his favorable impact on Big Eight basketball. The statement about a “mushrooming academic mess” at Oklahoma was not explained, except by reference to the “football fester” at Oklahoma (which I recall had nothing to do with academics). Roy Williams may be a fine man, and a man Mr. Mayer likes more than Billy Tubbs, but Mayer’s fawning over the Kansas coaching staff is curious considering that Kansas is fresh from the NCAA doghouse while the Oklahoma basketball program has never been on probation.
BOATER DROWNS AT CLINTON
April 24, 1990
A 65-year-old woman drowned after her boat capsized in the choppy waters of Clinton Lake early this afternoon. The woman’s son was rescued shortly after their boat capsized.
ADMINISTRATOR EAGER TO FADE FROM NEWS
April 24, 1990
Judith Ramaley can’t wait for the day when being the first female president of a state university won’t make news. Ramaley, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, was named the sixth president of Portland State University over the weekend. She will be the first woman to head a state university in Oregon’s state system of higher education.
JAYHAWKS RECALL A BANNER YEAR
April 24, 1990
So far no college athlete has ever received more than four years of eligiblity. Kevin Pritchard wishes he could be the first. “I’m asking the NCAA if I can have four more years,” Pritchard said at the Kansas basketball awards banquet on Monday night. “But I don’t think they’re gonna let me.”
LAWMAKERS SUPPORT TAX PROPOSAL
April 24, 1990
When the tax committees of both the Kansas House and Senate begin debate today on a compromise plan that will use three revenue-raising sources to provide school property tax relief, that plan will include a measure that has the support of three area legislators. “We’ve all had it in the back of our desk drawers,” Rep. Jessie Branson, D-Lawrence, said of a proposal to use an upper-bracket income tax to help decrease property taxes for schools.
INQUIRIES INTO DEATHS MARK BUSY FIRST YEAR FOR SHERIFF ANDERSON
April 24, 1990
There was a time when Loren Anderson could go home, relax and forget about the sheriff’s department. That was before January 1989, when he began his four-year term as Douglas County sheriff. Now, things are much different.
WHEN THEY MET IN COLLEGE
April 24, 1990
In college, they were bitter rivals. Now linebacker Percy Snow of Michigan State and offensive lineman Tim Grunhard of rival Notre Dame are the Nos. 1 and 2 draft picks of the Kansas City Chiefs.