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LEGISLATIVE DELAYS
April 27, 1990
Members of the Kansas Legislature are persistent in their procrastination. With major issues still awaiting action in the wrap-up session, the Kansas House spent two hours Thursday debating and passing a resolution urging Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment to prevent desecration of the American flag. The resolution will now be sent to the Senate, giving that half of the Legislature an equal opportunity to delay action on more important items.
WELLSVILLE LOOKING FOR PLACE TO PLANT REPLACEMENT TREES
April 27, 1990
The Wellsville City Council is looking for a place to plant 1,500 trees it has ordered through the state’s forestry department. The city is required to plant the trees as replacements for approximately the same number of trees removed last year to make room for a new city sewer lagoon.
SAMUEL M. WALTMAN
April 27, 1990
Services for Samuel M. Waltman, 84, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Waltman died Thursday at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1905 in Brown County, Ind., Mr. Waltman had lived in Baldwin since 1955.
S PRITCHARD, RANDALL INVITED TO U.S. TRIALS
April 27, 1990
Kansas’ Kevin Pritchard and Mark Randall and 64 other players were invited Thursday to the national men’s basketball team trials by USA Basketball. Twelve players selected from the trials, scheduled May 17-22 at the Olympic Training Center, will represent the U.S. in both the Goodwill Games and the World Championships this summer.
SCHUMM REVEALS DRUG TEST RESULTS
April 27, 1990
A day after refuting rumors that he has been involved with illegal drugs, Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schumm revealed Thursday that he took and passed a drug test in February to protect himself from the rumors. And Schumm, firing another salvo in a running battle with Commissioner David Penny over the issue of drug tests for city employees, said that although he submitted to urinalysis once and would do so again at any time if Penny wants him to, he won’t yield in his opposition to Penny’s proposal for broader drug-testing at city hall.
BALDWIN AREA FARMER SEEKS SEAT IN HOUSE
April 27, 1990
Richard Rodewald, a Republican who farms near Baldwin in southeastern Douglas County, is running for the Kansas House of Representatives in the 45th District. Rodewald, 54, who also works as a tooling engineer at the General Motors plant in Kansas City, will face Martha Parker in the Republican primary Aug. 7. Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, currently holds the seat.
BILL PUTS PRISON PLANS ON HOLD
April 27, 1990
A bill passed Thursday by the Kansas House of Representatives would stall for one year plans for private prisons in the state, including one in Tonganoxie. The bill places a one-year moratorium, at least until July 1991, on the development or construction of private prisons. A $30 million, 440-bed private prison proposed to be built on the northwest corner of Tonganoxie is affected by the bill.
RABER P. STRINGHAM
April 27, 1990
Memorial services for Raber Paul Stringham, 91, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Cremation is planned, with inurnment in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Stringham died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ANNA M. HAY
April 27, 1990
Services for Anna Marie Hay, 66, of Jamestown, Ky., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rippetoe Funeral Home in Russell Springs, Ky., followed by burial in the Cave City (Ky.) Cemetery. Mrs. Hay drowned Tuesday at Clinton Lake after a boating accident. She was a homemaker and was in Lawrence visiting her two sons.
JOHNSON, LAWRENCE NAIL RAINY VICTORY, 5-3
April 27, 1990
Russ Johnson likes to keep dry when he’s pitching, and he was in the wrong place Thursday at Ice Field. Johnson, a senior on Lawrence High’s baseball team, endured five innings of rainy weather. But he was rewarded with a 5-3 victory over Olathe South.
RUTH S. GARRATT
April 27, 1990
Services for Ruth S. Garratt, 92, rural Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Garratt died this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MILLER CHOSEN BY ARMY
April 27, 1990
Tom Miller, the basketball coach at Colorado for the last four years, was named coach at Army today. Miller, who played basketball under Bobby Knight at West Point, coached Colorado to victories over Missouri and Oklahoma State to get the Buffaloes into the finals of the Big Eight tournament this year.
REVIEW HEARING SOUGHT IN LOCAL RESTAURANT CASE
April 27, 1990
An attorney representing two local restaurants that were fined $20,610 for allegedly violating federal immigration law has requested a review hearing before a federal judge, marking the start of a legal battle that could last several weeks or months, an immigration official said. Ron Sanders, regional director for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Kansas City, Mo., said his office received the request early this week from Roberta Farrell.
MONROE TO PLAY BASEBALL FOR JAYHAWKS
April 27, 1990
Darryl Monroe announced today that he would sign a national baseball letter of intent with Kansas, giving coach Dave Bingham a steal of a deal. Monroe, the Lions’ starting catcher who happens to carry a 3.78 grade point average, will attend KU on a Howard Hughes biology scholarship.
ELECTRICAL MISHAP BURNS LOCAL WORKER
April 27, 1990
A 29-year-old Lawrence man remained hospitalized today after suffering burns in an industrial accident Thursday afternoon. Mitch Copeland, an employee of W.A. Dunbar and Son Trucking and Excavating Inc., was listed in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with burns to one of his hands.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 27, 1990
ADMISSIONS Teresa Thornton, 1036 Conn.
OSU WINS BIG EIGHT GOLF TITLE FOR 6TH STRAIGHT YEAR
April 27, 1990
Kevin Wentworth won medalist honors for the second straight year and teammate David White finished one stroke back in helping Oklahoma State win its sixth straight Big Eight Conference men’s golf title Thursday. The Cowboys started the day with a 27-shot lead over Oklahoma and finished the 54 holes with a 31-stroke edge. They covered three rounds at the Oak Tree Country Club East Course in 849, while the Sooners came in at 880.
WINTER CHANGES MIND ON PROPOSAL
April 27, 1990
Douglas County’s effort to get a law through the Kansas Legislature that would validate the south Lawrence trafficway is on hold. County officials last week asked local legislators to introduce the bill in the wrapup session. Although Reps. Betty Jo Charlton, Jessie Branson and John Solbach all expressed varying degrees of skepticism about taking action before the Kansas Supreme Court hands down a decision in the trafficway case, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, was supportive of the proposal.
FOUNDATION TO SELL ITS GANNETT STOCK
April 27, 1990
Trustees of the Gannett Foundation, the largest shareholder in the Gannett Co. Inc., voted unanimously Wednesday to engage an investment banking firm to negotiate a possible sale of its 10 percent block of stock in the company. The possible sale is being made in an attempt to boost the foundation’s income, according to Allen H. Neuharth, foundation chairman, who served as Gannett company chairman or president for 19 years before retiring last year.
KC SPARK PLUGS CAKED WITH GUNK
April 27, 1990
My neighbor’s head was under the hood of his car so I walked over to his driveway and asked him what the problem was. “Spark plugs,” he replied. “I’m changing ‘em. The engine’s been running rough.”
FOR THE RECORD
April 27, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
T ADD CLASS DAYS
April 27, 1990
The Kansas University faculty and student council sent a message Thursday to higher education officials that it won’t rubber-stamp academic calendar changes simply because the Kansas Board of Regents deems the reforms necessary. The University Council rejected a proposal from the KU Calendar Committee which would have brought KU in compliance with a regents directive that 150 instructional days an increase of six be scheduled in the 1992-93 academic year.
S CLASSIFICATION PROPOSAL
April 27, 1990
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors endorses a Senate version of a property tax classification amendment but is not certain if it could support the version of the plan the House approved this morning, according to a chamber spokesman. John Lungstrum, chair of the chamber board of directors, said the chamber supports a version of the bill that would both lower taxes on commercial property and keep merchants’ and manufacturers’ inventories off the tax rolls.
OSU LEADING BIGTENNIS
April 27, 1990
After the first round Thursday, Oklahoma State had virtually clinched its 10th consecutive Big Eight women’s tennis title. Oklahoma State netters won all nine of their first-round matches and needed only one second-round doubles win today to take home the title.
AUTHOR SHARES HIS METHODS, INSIGHTS AT LHS
April 27, 1990
Some people think the teen-age characters in Alden Carter’s books should have their mouths washed out with soap, but the author includes profanity in his writing because he wants to tell it like it is. Carter also chose to tell it like it is on Thursday when he talked to some Lawrence High School students about the ups and downs of being a professional writer. His visit with LHS students and faculty this week is part of the school’s annual writer-in-residence program.
PARK
April 27, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission will get a jump on its work associated with the proposed eastern parkway when it discusses one of the so-called “18-criteria” at its next meeting. The commission, which meets at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, will discuss whether it should attempt to purchase property north of Seventh and New York streets and turn it into a “natural, low-intensity park.”
BODY DISCOVERED IN E. LAWRENCE
April 27, 1990
A decomposed body was discovered in a wooded area in East Lawrence early this afternoon and police and sheriff’s officers were on the scene beginning their investigation. The body was located across the street and south of the offices of Penny’s Concrete Inc., 800 E. Eighth.
2 COUNTIES FILE CHARGES AGAINST ALLEGED CON MEN
April 27, 1990
Charges were filed Thursday in Douglas and Wyandotte counties against three Memphis men who allegedly conned a Kansas City, Kan., man out of cash and other property Tuesday and then tried to scam a Lawrence man on Wednesday. Thomas C. McGee, 49, was charged locally with a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a credit card. Wyandotte County prosecutors filed a felony count of theft against each of the other men, Curtis Wright, 38, and Willie C. Horton, 52.
EXCHANGE STUDENT AT LHS HAS HIGH HOPES FOR TOURNEY
April 27, 1990
Andreas Plug of Hamburg, West Germany, picked the right year to study at Lawrence High School. That’s because Plug is a chess enthusiast, and, much to his convenience, this year’s National High School Chess Championship is being held in Kansas City. He’ll be there today through Sunday to compete in the tournament, and his performance in competitions earlier this year indicate that he could fare well.
TRAFFIC REPORT TO RECOMMEND JAYHAWK BOULEVARD STAY OPEN
April 27, 1990
A special Kansas University panel studying traffic congestion on campus will soon issue a report that recommends landmark Jayhawk Boulevard stay open, greater use of the campus bus system and creation of a permanent transportation committee. The ad hoc panel, formed last fall by KU officials and chaired by Tom Mulinazzi, associate dean of engineering, met Thursday to prepare a “final” draft jammed with ideas designed to alleviate the traffic snarl in the heart of campus.
CAMPUSES REPORT INCREASE IN RACISM
April 27, 1990
On Nov. 6, 1989, a Jewish student at Kansas University reached to open the door to her residence hall room, just as she would any other day. But that day, an anti-Semitic message written on the door stopped her. It was the first of many anti-Semitic messages she got that month.
NEW STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT THINKS HE CAN MAKEDIFFERENCE
April 27, 1990
Student body President Mike Schreiner has a message for the 21,000 Kansas University students who didn’t vote this month during student government elections. Student government makes a difference.
RECENT RAINS IMPROVE WHEAT OUTLOOK
April 27, 1990
Area wheat crops are looking much better this year than they did this time last year, thanks to what seems like an abundance of rain after the severe droughts of the past two years. However, local weather forecasters are predicting a cold front will move through the area next week, which has caused some alarm in the agricultural community.
SEAT
April 27, 1990
Sandy Praeger, former Lawrence mayor and city commissioner, announced at a news conference this morning at the Lawrence Senior Center that she will be a Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives in the 44th District. Speaking before a gathering of about 35 family members and friends, Praeger said her experience working for the city and with leaders across the state will be of help to Lawrence.
HUBBLE AND THE SHUTTLE
April 27, 1990
The release of the Hubble Space Telescope presents an inspiring example of the knowledge that can be gathered through America’s space shuttle program. The deployment of the Hubble telescope, an accomplishment that has been compared with Galileo’s first use of a telescope, was completed by the crew of the Discovery space shuttle Wednesday.
COALITION TO CHECK APARTMENT COMPLAINTS
April 27, 1990
Complaints about management practices at an apartment building for the elderly and disabled has triggered the formation of a coalition to deal with the complaints and other housing problems affecting the elderly. The Coalition on Housing Concerns for the Elderly and People with Disabilities has attempted to contact both the owner of building in question, Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt., and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials about their concerns, said Julie Pitner, director of Consumer Affairs in Lawrence and a member of the coalition.