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WELL-FUNDED STUDY
December 4, 1990
To the Editor: Recently I read in your paper that the 110th Congress had set aside $19,000 to study the effects that flatulence of farm animals (especially cows) has on our environment.
UNWELCOME SURPRISE
December 4, 1990
It is fairly obvious many members of the Washington, D.C., television press corps do not like to be surprised. They want their viewers to believe they are on top of every news story, and they don’t enjoy being put in the position of acknowledging they were not aware of a breaking story. Such was the situation last week when President Bush announced he was sending Secretary of State James Baker to Iraq to visit with Saddam Hussein.
NICARAGUAN SEES NO RETURN TO WAR
December 4, 1990
Unlike some pessimists, Nicaraguan political science professor Mariano Fiallos won’t cast his lot with those who see his country’s future shrouded in violence. “Many look at the political problems of my country in apocalyptic terms,” Fiallos, a professor at the National Autonomous University in Nicaragua, said Monday at Kansas University.
LIVING NATIVITY SCENE TO RETURN TO VINLAND BARN FOR 15TH YEAR
December 4, 1990
A living nativity scene featuring the holy family, shepherds, animals and a star over the manger will be held for the 15th year near Vinland south of Lawrence. The Vinland Living Nativity will be on display from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily Dec. 21-23. The nativity scene, sponsored by the Vinland United Methodist Church, will be located about nine miles south of Lawrence.
FOR THE RECORD
December 4, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LEGAL BRIEF SUPPORTS EAST LAWRENCE TRIPLEX
December 4, 1990
A decision by the Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals allowing continued use of a East Lawrence property as a triplex should be upheld in Douglas County District Court, the attorney for the property owner says in briefs filed Monday. East Lawrence resident Richard Kershenbaum has challenged the right of Paul Horvath to remodel the property at 1101 Pa. as a triplex. The triplex was allowed as a legal, non-conforming use on the property, which is zoned for single family residential use.
TRIAL SCHEDULED IN BALDWIN SUIT
December 4, 1990
A trial has been set for late January in a lawsuit that a Baldwin resident filed in an attempt to prevent the city of Baldwin from tearing down one of his houses. In the trial, Douglas County District Judge James Paddock will hear arguments from Eugene Brown Sr., a rural Baldwin resident, and from Baldwin city officials. The trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 29 in Douglas County District Court in Lawrence.
LOCAL GIRL WINS PAGEANT
December 4, 1990
Paige Peterson, a 10-year-old Lawrence resident who attends Schwegler School, recently was named 1991 Miss National Pre-Teen. Paige, the daughter of Tracy and David Powell, represented Kansas in the National Pre-Teen Pageant held in Orlando, Fla. She and other contestants representing nearly all of the 50 states were judged on poise-appearance, interview, academics-achievement and personality.
OSKALOOSA FBLA TO HOST SEMINAR
December 4, 1990
The Oskaloosa High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will present its third seminar on entrepreneurship at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s multi-purpose room. Bruce Pearson, a representative from Brown Makie College, will speak about business interviews. He will discuss first impressions, appointment setting, the information exchange, steps of the interview, follow up and self-evaluation.
FRIEDA K. NETZER
December 4, 1990
Private graveside services for Frieda K. Netzer, 97, Lawrence, were held today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Mrs. Netzer died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RUTH M. OWENS
December 4, 1990
Ruth Margaret Owens, 77, Lawrence, died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. No services are planned. Mrs. Owens was born March 3, 1913, south of Globe.
GAME DAY LENIENCY
December 4, 1990
To the Editor: I recently attended the Kansas-Missouri football game. I parked in a residential neighborhood within 20 feet of a crosswalk, NOT ON a crosswalk! I received a $5 ticket and I paid it recently. My comments are: Advise your local police to exercise better judgment in utilizing their time. Some consideration for leniency must be given for game days. You want to treat your out-of-town visitors with care. In my case, a warning would have sufficed.
MANIPULATED NEWS
December 4, 1990
To the Editor: The recent saga of Central Junior High’s censored “poster” (which by the way never existed beyond a 2-inch pencil sketch of an idea for a poster) continues to glop its misrepresented way across the town’s and the nation’s media. The media has taught these students and others who really have the facts an important lesson in how to manipulate the news and people’s interest in the sensational.
ETHEL L. MEREDITH
December 4, 1990
Services for Ethel L. Meredith, 77, Kimberling City, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Home, Wichita. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita. Mrs. Meredith died Saturday at Table Rock Health Care Center, Kimberling City.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
December 4, 1990
To the Editor: With all the recent rhetoric in favor or against building more roads in and out of Lawrence, not one word has been said about another issue vital to many of our citizens: effective public transportation which would benefit a large and growing segment of our population senior citizens who must otherwise rely on limited access to Bus 62 or on the kindness of friends and neighbors to take them where they need to go, also, students without cars for whom there is no KU bus after hours, and many others who, for one reason or another, cannot drive.
S GIFT TO FUND MEDICAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
December 4, 1990
A Winfield woman has left an $886,000 bequest to the Kansas University Endowment Association, Dr. James Price, dean of the KU School of Medicine, announced today. Esther Lacek Chont’s gift will establish the Lazlo and Esther L. Chont Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships for medical students who demonstrate a financial need. Esther Chont died in 1989. Her husband, Dr. Lazlo Chont, died in 1963.
UTILITY TO FILE SETTLEMENT PROPOSAL SOON
December 4, 1990
Officials for UtiliCorp United, the parent company of Kansas Public Service, Lawrence’s natural gas utility, say they expect to file proposals with state regulators by the end of the year on how to share $15 million from a large antitrust settlement with its customers. UtiliCorp was one of four utilities that joined a suit against several suppliers accusing them of conspiring to fix prices from 1979 to 1982. A $432 million settlement was reached in the case and the company is expected to get $15 million, which will be shared with customers.
T WANT JELTZ
December 4, 1990
After one season with the Kansas City Royals, Lawrence native Steve Jeltz will probably have to move on. Jeltz, who hit .155 in 74 games as a utility player last summer, is a free agent and the Royals have not made him a contract offer.
SHELTER BEGINNING TO RECOUP LOSSES
December 4, 1990
The Lawrence Humane Society, Inc., has managed to recoup some of the approximately $3,000 that was stolen from the animal shelter early last week. According to Lawrence police reports, someone broke a window and entered the building at 1805 E. 19th between 5:30 p.m. last Monday and 7 a.m. last Tuesday. The burglar or burglars then pried open a cabinet and took a cash box containing cash and 87 personal checks.
LOCAL RESIDENT WILL BE FEATURED IN CBS PROGRAM
December 4, 1990
Lawrence resident Betty Laird has nothing against actress Glenn Close, but she’ll be seen giving Close a hard time in a Hallmark Hall of Fame television production to be aired in February. Laird plays the role of Mrs. Parkley, a crotchety old storekeeper, in “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” the story of a mail-order bride sent to Kansas from New England. Close plays the mail-order bride, who finds it important to hit it off with Laird’s character.
CLEVELAND INKS VALENTINE
December 4, 1990
Veteran point guard Darnell Valentine signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday after the NBA club learned it had lost guard Mark Price for the season with a knee injury. Valentine, 31, last saw regular-season NBA action when he appeared in 77 games as a back-up point guard for the Cavs in 1988-89. He averaged 4.2 points and ranked second on the team with 174 assists.
CLINTON PLACE TENANTS MEET WITH LANDLORD
December 4, 1990
The principal owner of a federally subsidized apartment building in Lawrence agreed Monday to look into providing an emergency response system that tenants of the building have been asking for. In a meeting late Monday afternoon, Peter Brune, general partner of Managment Associates Investors, the Kansas City, Mo., group that owns Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Pkwy., heard a series of concerns from 25 members of a newly formed tenant’s association at the complex.
CORRECTION
December 4, 1990
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal-World, a story about the Holiday Bureau in Monday’s newspaper omitted one participating agency and listed one agency that is not part of the bureau. Among the agencies in the Holiday Bureau is Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt. ECKAN is not participating.
CITIES SHARE CONCERNS AT SESSIONS
December 4, 1990
Environmental liability, viable downtowns and increasing tourist trade are among the topics drawing interest from Lawrence officials attending the annual conference of the National League of Cities. The 67th annual conference, which attracts officials from about 1,800 U.S. cities of varying size, ends Wednesday in Houston. City Commissioners Mike Rundle and Bob Schumm, City Manager Mike Wildgen, assistant Rod Bremby and Jerry Cooley, the city’s legal counsel, are representing Lawrence at the conference.
6TH STREET PROPOSAL DISCUSSED
December 4, 1990
The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission made no official recommendation on a task force report that calls for changes in the configuration of Sixth Street, but the group will discuss the report with the Lawrence City Commission. The TSC met Monday night to discuss a number of traffic-related items, including the Sixth Street Task Force Report.
HORTON MAN DIES SUNDAY IN HIT-AND-RUN
December 4, 1990
Lawrence authorities today are investigating the death of an elderly Horton man who died of head injuries suffered in an apparent hit-and-run, car-pedestrian accident. Harry J. Oliver, 72, was pronounced dead on arrival at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he was discovered lying in the street at 13th and Massachusetts.
FIRST, LOOK HOMEWARD!
December 4, 1990
The fast-changing Soviet Union has a serious food problem that seems sure to grow worse as the winter wears on. We learn that in Moscow, officials already are dipping into meat reserves. Food lines are long and frustrating in many other areas of the U.S.S.R., and President Mikhail Gorbachev has met with a German envoy to arrange emergency food shipments to alleviate the problems. The situation is bad and could get a lot worse, at great suffering for many thousands. And the Christmas season, a traditional time for good will and harmony, only spotlights the matter.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR GETSRAISE
December 4, 1990
The Douglas County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a 3 percent merit pay increase for Douglas County Administrator Chris McKenzie. Commission Chairman Mike Amyx said the merit increase “reflects the good job we feel he’s done in the past year. We felt that a 3 percent merit increase was well deserved given the services he provides for the entire county.”
AVERAGE
December 4, 1990
Precipitation that fell last month in southern Douglas County was 2.96 inches, up slightly from normal levels for November. Walter Schwarz, a weather observer at Worden, about two miles east of the intersection of U.S. Highways 56 and 59, reported November’s rainfall total brought the Worden area’s total for the year so far to 35.76 inches.
SUBASH GOGINENI
December 4, 1990
Graveside services for Subash Chandra Gogineni, 2, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill cemetery with the Rev. David A. Hallenbeck officiating. Friends and family will meet at 10 a.m. at Rumsey Funeral Home before proceeding to the cemetery. The child died Monday night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from a heart ailment.
KU DEAN, STUDENT LEADER DISAGREE ON FEE
December 4, 1990
The dean of Kansas University’s School of Engineering and KU’s student body president agree that more money is needed to provide equipment for engineering classes. But they disagree on the way to raise the money. During a debate Monday night, Carl Locke, dean of engineering, reiterated his support for a fee of $15 per credit hour to help cover equipment costs. Mike Schreiner, student body president, said the equipment funds would be better raised through a line-item budget request or with a fee paid by all KU students.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 4, 1990
DISMISSALS Marc Ettrick, Lawrence.
LION SWIM SQUAD BOASTS EXPERIENCE
December 4, 1990
Several familiar names dot Lawrence High’s boys swim roster this season. “We lost only one senior to graduation,” said coach Dick Reamon who welcomes 14 athletes back from last year’s squad, which placed second at league and tied for seventh at state. “We’ve got essentially everybody back. It’s pleasing, definitely.”
FAIRER FEE
December 4, 1990
To the Editor: The recent dispute over a proposed engineering fee for state schools has raised several disturbing points. The proposal that will go before the Board of Regents Dec. 20 calls for a $15 per credit hour surcharge on all courses with an engineering designation at KU, K-State and Wichita State. The problem is not with the fee; that is desperately needed for the maintenance of facilities. The problem is that, as proposed, the fee has students paying for equipment upkeep whether they use any of the engineering facilities or not. Suppose I take CE 311, Strengths of Materials, at KU. This class meets for three one-hour lectures per week. No lab equipment of any sort is used in the teaching of this course. Does it make sense for me to pay $45 ($15 per credit hour) to maintain the equipment I don’t use?
LL BE SECOND
December 4, 1990
The Brookings Institute, the Rand Corp. and all the other think tanks around the country are churning out bonus thoughts this week, thanks to Shawnee Mission South. The Raiders, you see, saved these braintrusts hours of debate over who should be the preseason favorite in Sunflower League boys basketball.
BALD EAGLES RETURN TO ROOST ON KANSAS RIVER THIS WINTER
December 4, 1990
Sightings from city hall and the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza confirm the return of bald eagles to the banks of the Kaw. Fred DeVictor, director of the city’s parks and recreation department, said he spotted his first bald eagle of the season a week ago in trees on the north side of the river, about a quarter-mile below the Bowersock Dam.