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TRIAL ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST DELAYED
February 5, 1990
A trial for a DeSoto school board member, scheduled to have been held Friday, was continued. A representative in the Johnson County district attorney’s office said today that the case of Alvin R. Knight was continued shortly before it was to have started Friday morning.
QUINCE J. OLSEN
February 5, 1990
Memorial services for Quince John “Ole” Olsen, 72, Lawrence, will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Karl Schoenrade officiating. Mr. Olsen, who lived in the San Francisco Bay area and Bellevue, Wash., before moving to Lawrence in 1984, died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
C. MARVIN PRICE
February 5, 1990
Services for C. Marvin Price, 87, Oviedo, Fla., were Thursday. Burial was in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Oviedo. Mr. Price, a former area resident, died last Monday in a nursing home in Oviedo.
MAN, 28, CHARGED AFTER PLANTS FOUND
February 5, 1990
A 28-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Friday when officers found marijuana growing in his home was formally charged this morning with three felonies and a misdemeanor in Douglas County District Court. Richard F. Small, 1801 La., was arrested after an investigation initiated by a Lawrence patrol officer, said Rick Trapp, a Douglas county assistant district attorney.
MERIT SCHOLARS FIND KU SUITS THEM BEST
February 5, 1990
Kansas University freshmen Jacqueline L. Gordon and Anne Locascio, National Merit Scholarship finalists, decided not to take the money and run. Despite the lure of big dollars elsewhere a full scholarship in one case the duo turned down National Merit awards at other institutions to attend KU.
REPORT
February 5, 1990
A small task force has been set up to investigate the reported kidnapping and sodomizing of a 19-year-old Kansas University student, Lawrence police spokesman Chris Mulvenon said today. The student reported that she was abducted and injured last Friday in the 1500 block of Crescent Road. She also reported being kidnapped and sodomized two weeks earlier.
TWO WOMEN STILL IN LMH AFTER ACCIDENT
February 5, 1990
Two elderly Lawrence women who were involved in an accident that killed a Kansas City, Mo., woman Saturday night remained hospitalized today. Isabelle Stemmerman, 81, and Helen Starns, 82, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital along with several other local residents after the accident, which occurred about 6:10 p.m. Saturday nine miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
LHS HIGH Q
February 5, 1990
The Lawrence High School High Q team buzzed past Highland Park High School Sunday night with a score of 235-90. Art Sloan, sponsor of the LHS team, said he was glad to see that no one member of the team wound up carrying the ball.
LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS TO DECIDE NEXT STEP IN FIGHT OVER WORK PACT
February 5, 1990
Lawrence firefighters will meet this week to discuss a Douglas County district judge’s decision against them in a suit against the city. Bob Kent, a firefighter spokesman, said members of International Association of Firefighters Local 1596 will meet Wednesday night to mull over their legal options.
STUDENTS BRING HOME FILM HONORS
February 5, 1990
Four student film-makers from Lawrence returned Sunday from four days in Anaheim, Calif., where they received awards for their works from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Local students at the elementary, junior-high and high-school levels won awards for their films, which were actually videos.
DESPITE LOWER TURNOUT, FAIR TERMEDSUCCESS
February 5, 1990
Although Lawrence Expo ‘90 didn’t draw as many people as organizers had hoped last weekend, an Expo official said exhibitors were pleased with the results. The event featured about 100 businesses and was held Friday night, Saturday and Sunday at the Lawrence Holidome.
REWRITING HISTORY
February 5, 1990
Among the first non-participants to feel the impact of the so-called freedom explosion which has been occurring in Eastern Europe were the outside analysts and historians who had for years based their think-pieces on long-established trends of totalitarianism. As one such person remarked: “This will cause us to re-assess almost everything, the concepts we have been working with … desirable as the changes might be in the long run. New history is being made almost every day, sometimes every hour… . ”
STUDY
February 5, 1990
They may look young, healthy and carefree, but a recent study shows Kansas University students worry about being overweight, out-of-shape junk-food junkies. Matthew Adeyanju, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, conducted the two-year study of almost 300 students enrolled in an introductory health course.
FEWER STUDENTS TURN TO KU HALLS FOR THEIR HOUSING
February 5, 1990
Although a count conducted Thursday at Kansas University revealed that student occupancy in residence halls is up slightly from a year ago, the eight-hall system still is not at its 4,700-resident capacity. Fred McElhenie, associate director of housing, said today that he tallied 3,800 residents in KU halls for the spring semester. In January 1989, the eight halls housed 3,680 students.
WORK MOVES AHEAD ON SEWER PROJECT
February 5, 1990
Construction could begin this fall on the Yankee Tank sewer district, which would serve a three-square-mile area west of Lawrence that’s targeted for development, Douglas County commissioners learned today. County Administrator Chris McKenzie told commissioners that the tentative timetable for the $2.6 million project calls for temporary notes financing the work to be sold in March, engineering to be completed by the end of April, right of way acquisition to proceed over the summer and construction to begin in fall or early winter.
DATE SET TO HEAR TRAFFICWAY CASE
February 5, 1990
The Kansas Supreme Court will rehear the south Lawrence trafficway case late this month. Donald Strole, attorney for Leslie W. Blevins Sr., the plaintiff in the case, said he learned Saturday that the court has decided to hear oral arguments Feb. 28.
STUDENTS OFFERED KU SCHOLARSHIPS
February 5, 1990
More than 70 Kansas high school seniors have been offered the Kansas University Janicke Freshman Honor Scholarships for the 1990-91 academic year. Students were selected on the basis of academic achievement in high school, performance on national academic tests and recommendations by high school faculty.
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT AID
February 5, 1990
A local agriculture agency has mailed out about 20 applications for money available to farmers through a drought-assistance program created last month. Dean Altenhofen, supervisor of the Douglas County Farmer’s Home Administration, said today that his office had not received any completed applications for the assistance yet. But Altenhofen added he expected quite a few before the deadline, based on questions from interested farmers. Deadline to apply Sept. 4.
COMMISSIONER SEEKING REVIEW OF LOCAL IRB RULES
February 5, 1990
All Mike Rundle wants, he says, is to ensure that Lawrence taxpayers don’t get a bum deal when the city doles out tax abatements in its efforts to lure industries. Rundle, a Lawrence city commissioner, has been persistent in his call to fellow commissioners to develop a detailed application that would show whether a company really needs the abatement to survive or if the company wants the abatement just to increase its profits. He also has urged annual audits of companies that have received abatements to determine their continued need for tax relief.
FOR THE RECORD
February 5, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
EMPORIA NEXT FOR LION BOYS,
February 5, 1990
It’ll be a meeting of seemingly similar teams when Tuesday night when Lawrence High’s boys trek to Emporia. Both squads are improving for their first-year coaches. The Lions are 4-10 under Ron Weber, while the Spartans have compiled a 7-7 mark for Rick Bloomquist.
HERBERT L. NELSON
February 5, 1990
Services are pending for Herbert L. Nelson, 60, Lawrence, at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Nelson died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 1, 1930, and was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
T TALKING TOURNEY
February 5, 1990
Not too long ago, one of Roy Williams’ friends and I assume the list is growing called to offer congratulations. “He said, `You’ve made the tournament,’ and I answered, `No, we haven’t. We’ve still got to go through the league,’” Williams pointed out.
TARNISHED SAMARITANS
February 5, 1990
It’s a deflation for many of us when an apparent good Samaritan displays a less than noble side. Take one recent incident in California. A man honored for bravery after trying to rescue three people trapped in a burning car has sued one of the accident victims for a broken leg he suffered in the effort. Bruce Augustine of Port Hueneme, Calif., was hit by a car Feb. 25, 1989, while crossing a street to get to the victims, one of whom died in the wreck, according to the lawsuit filed in Ventura County Superior Court.
HE USES HIS TIME TO MAKE WORDS RHYME
February 5, 1990
“A talent for rhyming’s a curse; I can’t think of one any worse;
FIELDHOUSE FRIENDLY TO KU AGAIN
February 5, 1990
Kansas University’s basketball players never like to lose. Home defeats are especially distasteful to the Jayhawks. “We’ve wanted to re-establish our homecourt advantage. Last year we didn’t take care of business at home,” Kansas senior Kevin Pritchard said after Saturday afternoon’s 85-74 win over Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU ECONOMIST RAISES CONCERNS OVER CIRCUIT BREAKER PROPOSALS
February 5, 1990
The Kansas Legislature faces twin problems this session cranky citizens and a leaky budget both caused by the same headache: property tax changes. But Kansas University economist David Burress says a proposed “circuit breaker” to help those hit hardest by tax increases is a dubious proposition.