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April 25, 1990
The Kansas Legislature begins its “wrap-up” session in Topeka today, and legislators certainly have left themselves plenty of loose ends to wrap up. In fact, it almost would seem appropriate to call today the real beginning of the legislative session. The first three months were more of a warmup.
LHS GRAD ENDS COLLEGE CAREER WITH SPECIAL FLAIR
April 25, 1990
Lisa Thompson seems always to do things with a special flair, and the way she’s winding up her undergraduate college career is no exception: Just days after her graduation next month, she’ll be presented an award by President Bush in Washington, D.C. The 1986 Lawrence High School graduate recently was chosen as one of three winners of the achievement award by Recording for the Blind, a Princeton, N.J., firm. Thompson, who is legally blind, wrote an essay on how approximately 150 of the firm’s textbook recordings had helped her through college.
THEL E. ASKEW
April 25, 1990
Services for Thel E. Askew, 59, Herington, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Herington, with the Rev. John Heeter officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Mr. Askew died Tuesday at a Herington hospital. He had cancer.
BARNES STILL UNDECIDED
April 25, 1990
Cortez Barnes, a 6-8 senior basketball forward from Wichita Heights, enjoyed his official visit to Kansas last weekend, but still has not made a final decision on what college he’ll attend. That’s the word from Heights coach Charles “Goose” Doughty, who visited with Barnes briefly after his KU visit.
GIFT CREATES $1.2 MILLION LOAN FUND
April 25, 1990
Nearly $1.2 million has become available for a new loan fund at the Kansas University Medical Center, Dr. D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor, announced Tuesday. The late George H. Gray and Ethel Scott Gray, Kansas City, Kan., established a charitable remainder trust at the Kansas University Endowment Association with a $225,000 gift in 1974. While paying the Grays an income during their lifetimes, the fund grew to more than $1,184,000.
KANSAS TRIPS SW MISSOURI
April 25, 1990
David Soult doubled in two runs in the ninth inning, giving Kansas a 5-3 win over Southwest Missouri State Wednesday at the Bears’ field. KU broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth.
BIG 8 GOLF, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
April 25, 1990
Big Eight Women Tuesday at Alvamar
COMPUTER SNAG STALLS MAILING OF VALUATION CHANGE NOTICES
April 25, 1990
Computer problems have put the brakes on the county’s effort to mail out 1990 change of valuation notices to Douglas County property owners. “We’re a little behind,” County Appraiser Don Gordon confirmed Tuesday.
CLINTON DROWNING VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED
April 25, 1990
Douglas County sheriff’s officers today identified a woman who drowned Tuesday at Clinton Lake after a boating accident. Officers said Anna M. Hay, 66, Jamestown, Ky., was found dead under a boat that capsized about 11:30 a.m. in choppy waters near the Clinton Lake Marina.
MARIJUANA-SMOKER CONVICTED, JUSTIFIES PROTEST
April 25, 1990
A 43-year-old Lawrence man who was convicted today of marijuana possession said he’s still convinced he was justified in breaking the law the night he deliberately got himself arrested by smoking marijuana in the law enforcement center. The man, Mark Creamer, was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in a short trial before Douglas County District Judge James Paddock.
SPEAKER SAYS CITIES SHOULD MEET NEEDS
April 25, 1990
Caring for the homeless, easing racial tensions and creating a healthy national economy are not the jobs of Congress but of local governments, and city managers play important roles in helping to accomplish those goals. That was the message of Michael Gleason, city manager of Eugene, Ore., at today’s 43rd annual City Management Conference at Kansas University. Gleason addressed approximately 125 city officials in a session this morning entitled “The Future of City Management.”
NEW BUSINESS DEAN EAGER FOR CHALLENGE
April 25, 1990
On Oct. 25, IBM executive Joseph Bauman lectured Kansas University business students and faculty on his vision of a new manufacturing strategy for U.S. industry. On July 1, he will return to KU as dean of the School of Business to lead many of those same people and implement a new management strategy for the school.
CHESTNUT SERVICES
April 25, 1990
A memorial service for Esther Maria Chestnut, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Mrs. Chestnut died April 9 at Valleyview Care Home after a long illness. The body was cremated.
FOR THE RECORD
April 25, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LOCAL LAWMAKER LEADS OPPOSITION TO BILL HE SUPPORTS
April 25, 1990
Sen. Wint Winter Jr. led opposition Tuesday afternoon to a bill he strongly supports. That twist came about during discussions of the mental health reform bill before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
KU-HASKELL GROUP SEEKS CLOSER TIES
April 25, 1990
The Native American student population at Kansas University is one of the fastest-growing minority groups on campus, but members of a task force hope that more Haskell Indian Junior College students will find their way to KU in the future. According to fall 1989 figures, 219 Native American students attended KU. During the fall of 1987, 106 Native American students attended KU, and during the fall of 1988, the number was up to 148.
PAID VACATION
April 25, 1990
Dear Editor: Question: What is a sister city?
LYLE COTTRELL
April 25, 1990
Services for Lyle Cottrell, 64, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego with the Rev. William Ripley officiating. Burial will be in the Wamego Cemetery. Mr. Cottrell died Tuesday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He had cancer.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 25, 1990
DISMISSALS Debra Fornelli and baby girl, rural Lawrence; Taunya Cole and baby girl, 3115 W. 29th Ter.; Raquel McLean and baby boy, rural Lawrence.
GOLF
April 25, 1990
Kansas University’s women’s golf team, led by emotional Donna Jo Lowen, huddled under a tree and had a good cry Tuesday afternoon at Alvamar. “Hey, you’re supposed to be happy,” shouted an Oklahoma State golfer, following the Cowpokes’ two-stroke loss to Kansas at the Big Eight championships.
CITY GRANTS TAX ABATEMENT FOR FIRM
April 25, 1990
The Garage Door Group, the first company to locate in the East Hills Business Park, will receive a partial abatement from property taxes on the equipment at its Lawrence facility after all. The Lawrence City Commission, at its Tuesday meeting, extended a 50 percent tax abatement on the equipment to Garage Door Group for a 10-year period. The abatement will save GDG approximately $98,605 in taxes over a 10-year period, based on an analysis from the city.
LIBRARY BOND ISSUE HEADS TO VOTERS
April 25, 1990
Voters here will decide the fate of the Baldwin Library during a special election on Monday. At stake is a proposal for the city to issue $300,000 in bonds to pay for a new library, which bond issue supporters say is sorely needed because of cramped conditions in the existing library.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
April 25, 1990
Junior High Results CITY MEET Tuesday at West
RESPONSIBLE REACTION
April 25, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: In response to Liz Anne McElhaney’s letter of April 17, it is true that an institution cannot control the words, actions, thoughts or opinions of its members, nor can it always bear the responsibility for same. It does, however, bear a responsibility for reacting in a quick, effective, meaningful manner to actions by its members which involve the violation of another person’s civil and human rights. When he was accepted as a member of their fraternity, Matthew Willenborg and Sigma Alpha Epsilon became part and parcel of each other, and as long as he remains a member, the fraternity must be willing to shoulder the responsibility for Matt as a representative of their organization. If Matt’s actions toward Ann Dean were abhorrent and unacceptable to the fraternity then steps should have been taken quickly and forcefully to sanction Matthew Willenborg in a meaningful way for his behavior.
BRANSON TO LEAVE STATE LEGISLATURE
April 25, 1990
Rep. Jessie Branson, who for the last 10 years has represented Lawrence and Douglas County in the Kansas Legislature, announced today that she will not seek re-election this fall. Mrs. Branson, a Democrat, cited personal reasons for her decision. Among them, she said, is the desire to spend more time with her family.
CITY PROPOSES SHARING EXPENSES OF BENEFIT DISTRICTS
April 25, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission is dangling carrots before would-be benefit district participants in an effort to build a sidewalk on Emery Road and a parking lot downtown. The commission, at its Tuesday meeting, decided the city at-large should pick up half the cost of the two projects, even though most benefit districts projects are paid for solely by property owners in the district.
Stephan considering probe in Leach case
April 25, 1990
Kansas Atty. Gen. Robert Stephan says he might look into the disappearance of Randy Leach, a Linwood High School senior who vanished two years ago.
MEADE WINS THREE, AGAIN, AT HIGHLAND PARK INVITATIONAL
April 25, 1990
Another track meet, another triple win for Lawrence High’s Kendall Meade. Typically, Meade won two sprints the 100 and 200 Tuesday at the Highland Park Invitational. But his third gold medal was not as the anchorman on a relay team. Instead, he won the long jump with a leap of 21-10 .
ESSAY CONTEST CELEBRATES LOCAL CLUB
April 25, 1990
“… The club is the place where you go to meet new friends. We play games, go on trips … and that’s really fun. The staff here at the club are great at times, they teach us to do the right things.” Kami Logan makes no secrets about it. She enjoys her time at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.
WEST SNARES WINS IN CITY TRACK MEET
April 25, 1990
Brian Cooper thinks he may be coaching an eventual state champion track team on one condition. “If they stay out,” said Cooper, the Lawrence West Junior High girls coach, “they’ll be real competitive. But the tough thing with girls is that it’s hard to keep them out. It’s real tough to keep them interested.
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April 25, 1990
No one has ever called the National Football League college player draft an exact science, or for that matter an unexact science. It’s not really scientific at all. The NFL draft is a lot like astronomy, though, in the sense that you know they’re out there, but you really don’t know for sure until you reach out and touch ‘em.
DRAWS AUDIENCE IN
April 25, 1990