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$1 MILLION PLEDGED FOR KU DEPARTMENT
April 30, 1990
Kansas University graduate Charles Oswald has pledged $1 million to endow the KU economics department’s first distinguished professorship, university officials said today. Oswald, of Edina, Minn., has been the driving force behind National Computer Systems, a manufacturer of optical mark readers and provider of data processing services.
KU SETS SCHOOL MARK, NOTCHES THIRD IN RELAY
April 30, 1990
Kansas set a school record in the four-mile relay while placing third in the event at the Drake Relays on Saturday. The KU quartet of Donnie Anderson, Steve Heffernan, Jon Joslin and Sean Sheridan recorded a clocking of 16:24.8 to eclipse the school mark of 16:31.4 set in 1970, also at the Drake Relays.
BULLDOGS WIN IN SOCCER
April 30, 1990
Lawrence Bulldogs defeated the Andover Outlaws, 2-1, to win the advanced ages 12 and under division of the Governor’s Cup soccer tournament over the weekend. Tom Tatum and David Brewer scored the Bulldogs’ goals. The Bulldogs’ 14 and under team finished second in the tourney.
WOODCOCK, CRON TIE
April 30, 1990
Harry Woodcock of Gridley and Terry Cron of Lawrence tied for the A-class championship in the Lawrence Horseshoe Club’s first tournament of the year Sunday at South Park. Woodcock tossed 41 percent ringers and Cron 39 percent. Charlie Pringle of Lawrence threw 28 percent ringers to win the B class.
STUDENT LEADER OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CHANGE
April 30, 1990
Although Mike Schreiner, the recently elected student body president at Kansas University, admits college campuses across the nation face a lot of problems, he says he is optimistic that KU is taking steps to alleviate some of its own. Schreiner said today he agreed with a Carnegie Foundation study released Sunday, which reported that many college administrators believe the social and intellectual climate of many campuses may be breaking down.
CITY NOW OFFERING TO RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL
April 30, 1990
Lawrence’s weekend mechanics who change their own motor oil no longer can excuse themselves for disposing of used oil in the trash bin. The city, after a monthlong pilot program, is allowing the public to participate in a plan to recycle used motor oil.
OKIE STATE NIPS KU IN BIG EIGHT TENNIS
April 30, 1990
Not much two measly points to be exact separated Kansas from Oklahoma State and the championship of the Big Eight men’s tennis meet over the weekend. The Jayhawks, weakened Sunday by the illness of No. 1 singles player John Falbo, finished the two-day meet with 84 points to Okie State’s 86.
COUNTY AGREES TO SEEK DRUG GRANT
April 30, 1990
The Douglas County Commission voted today to apply for a state grant to boost local drug enforcement efforts. The proposal lists costs at $87,937, but local funding would cover 25 percent, or nearly $22,000, of that. Sheriff Loren Anderson said he intended to use $11,894 from drug forfeiture funds for the local match, and he asked commissioners to fund the other $10,000.
RULING COSTS STUDENT CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
April 30, 1990
Andreas Plug, a Lawrence High School exchange student from West Germany, was unpleasantly reminded of a difference between American and European chess tournaments when a technicality cost him a championship title this weekend. Plug competed in the National High School Chess Championship in Kansas City, entering the tournament with a No. 1 ranking out of 902 contestants. His tournament finish of 14th in the nation was nothing to sneeze at, but Plug feels he could have done much better had it not been for his disqualification in one game.
BENEFIT PLANNED FOR INJURED EUDORA MAN
April 30, 1990
Eudora area residents are organizing a benefit soup feed and dance to help raise money for a rural Eudora man who was seriously burned in an explosion at his home a month ago. The events are planned for May 18 in the Eudora High School cafeteria and gymnasium. The chili and soup feed is to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the first of two bands is scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m.
WILL NBA TEAM TAKE PRITCHARD?
April 30, 1990
A week ago tonight, Kevin Pritchard earned the big one. Kansas basketball players can’t do any better than have their name inscribed on the Phog Allen trophy. Pritchard glib, handsome, talented was a popular choice for most valuable performer on a KU team that captured the nation’s fancy by coming out of nowhere and winning 30 games.
HOME ECONOMIST FINDS EXPERIENCE IS A GREAT TEACHER
April 30, 1990
Linda Tannehill graduated from high school and decided to “sow her wild oats” for a few years before settling on a career. While traveling in Mexico, she lived with a family and taught its members how to properly care for their rabbits. “Suddenly it came to me,” she said. “This is what I want to do teach people to do things in a better way.”
CHARGE CARD COMPANIES SEE A MAJOR MARKET ON CAMPUS
April 30, 1990
Credit and charge cards aren’t the exclusive domain of adults with well-established credit histories. The industry’s big players Visa, MasterCard and American Express are seeking a legion of new clients.
CHECKPOINT TO TOURPOINT
April 30, 1990
A year ago, few, if any, would have dared to predict that by April of 1990 Checkpoint Charlie in Germany would be Tourpoint Charlie, a type of tourist office rather than a symbol of fear and repression. If anyone harbored any such dreams, they were terribly scarce, and doubtless hesitated to reveal them for fear they would be locked up for psychological observation and evaluation. But communist governments have crumbled in Eastern Europe, the infamous Berlin Wall has been negated if not destroyed, and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin has uncharacteristic two-way traffic. “An obsolete border guardhouse, often observed from afar, can now be looked at, close-up, with no fear of reprisal,” said one East Berliner.
HELEN O. KEENE
April 30, 1990
Private family services for Helen Okeson Keene, 95, Lenexa, will be Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Mrs. Keene, a former Lawrence resident, died Sunday in Lenexa, where she was a resident of the Lakeview Village nursing home.
PROF HOPES STUDENTS CAP ALCOHOL DURING CEREMONY
April 30, 1990
Kansas University commencement organizers will make a special effort May 21 to prevent alcohol consumption from disrupting the traditional march down the hill into Memorial Stadium. Stephen Grabow, architecture professor and commencement committee chair, said the Class of 1990 is strongly encouraged to remain sober during the 1 -hour program.
SRS BUGDET VETO A DIFFICULT DECISION
April 30, 1990
Because of the priorities chosen by a conference committee that put together a Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services budget, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, said Gov. Mike Hayden will have a hard time explaining a veto of that budget to the citizens of Kansas. Winter, a member of the committee that worked out the SRS budget before sending it to House and Senate for approval Saturday, said the committee chose to make cuts in SRS services that have the least impact on vulnerable Kansans.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM WINS BIG EIGHT
April 30, 1990
Kalum Haack tossed and turned in bed all night Saturday. “I knew that if we won two Sunday, we’d be champions and accomplish one of our goals,” Kansas University’s softball coach said. “I couldn’t sleep well, so I found myself going over lineups and situations strategy, how to pitch to each batter. When your mind is going like that, you don’t sleep too well.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 30, 1990
DISMISSALS Ann Ozorkiewicz and baby girl, 3026 Ranger Dr.; Crystal Jeffrey, 724 W. 24th.
BODY NOT IDENTIFIED
April 30, 1990
Police this morning said they still could not identify a body found Friday in East Lawrence, but said the body is not one of three missing Johnson County women who authorities believe were murdered last summer. Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin today said an autopsy will be performed Tuesday on the partially decomposed body, which was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Friday in a wooded, brushy area south of the 800 block of East Eighth Street.
MOORE FLEXES MUSCLES
April 30, 1990
It’s a mystery to him. Kansas University’s Mark Moore just can’t explain how he went four for eight, drove in five runs and doubled his season home run total during Sunday’s baseball doubleheader with Oklahoma.
PECK SIGNS LETTER WITH KU
April 30, 1990
Lawrence High senior Andy Peck did not agonize long and hard before he decided to sign a national baseball letter of intent with Kansas. Not that KU was Peck’s lone choice. In fact he had a pretty difficult decision between the Jayhawks and Kansas State.
CHANGES TO RAISE TOTAL VALUATION
April 30, 1990
The county’s total assessed property valuation, which has been eroded during appeals of last year’s countywide reappraisals, will soon be adjusted upward by several million dollars when adjusted values are set on dozens of apartment complexes. Douglas County commissioners heard that bit of news this morning when County Appraiser Don Gordon reported on problems with reappraisal last year that led to many complexes being undervalued.
FOR THE RECORD
April 30, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
April 30, 1990
Greeted by live musical entertainment, cheerleaders and clowns, “huge crowds” were on hand over the weekend to attend the grand opening of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza and mall shops reported heavy sales, according to David Longhurst, manager of the factory outlet mall. “Tenants were very enthusiastic,” Longhurst said this morning.