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ENGINEERING SCHOOL RECOGNIZES GRADS
January 15, 1990
The Kansas University School of Engineering recognized 130 fall graduates in December at an Engineering Recognition Ceremony in the Kansas Union. Ten students received doctorate degrees, and 40 received master’s degrees. One student received a master of engineering degree. Bachelor’s degrees went to 79.
EVELYN M. SHELDON
January 15, 1990
Services for Evelyn M. Sheldon, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Mrs. Sheldon died Saturday at a Lawrence nursing home.
BARBARA F. SKINNER
January 15, 1990
Mass of the Resurrection for Barbara Frances Skinner, 76, formerly of Lawrence and Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Skinner died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
FREDA P. BATE
January 15, 1990
Graveside services for Freda Pauline Bate, 83, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Trading Post (Kan.) Cemetery with the Rev. Don Powell officiating. Mrs. Bate died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JOHN P. CISLER
January 15, 1990
John Parker Cisler, 80, Lawrence, died Friday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. The body was cremated and no services are planned. He was born Oct. 21, 1909, in Hot Springs, Ark. He moved to the Walnut Creek area in 1969 and to Lawrence in March 1989.
JUDGE ORDERS NEW HEARING IN ZONING DISPUTE
January 15, 1990
The Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals must rehear an 11-month-old case involving renovation of an East Lawrence triplex, a Douglas County district judge ruled last week. In the ruling, District Judge James Paddock sided with East Lawrence resident Richard Kershenbaum’s contention that the BZA acted unreasonably last February when it allowed renovation of a triplex at 1101 N.J. The judge ordered the BZA to rehear the case and consider all information presented in its decision.
ARGUMENTS SET IN JVJ LAWSUIT
January 15, 1990
Oral arguments have been scheduled in the appeal of a case pitting a mall developer against the city of Lawrence. A panel of judges from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on March 6 in Denver in the case of Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs against the city of Lawrence, according to Jerry Cooley, the city’s attorney.
LHS DEBATE SQUAD QUALIFIES FOR STATE
January 15, 1990
The Lawrence High School debate team took second place at the regional debate tournament Friday and Saturday, guaranteeing the team a berth at this week’s state tournament. The Lawrence team’s tally of nine wins and three losses was matched only by Topeka High, which finished the tournament 10-2. Steve Wood, Lawrence debate coach, said one consolation to falling to Topeka High was that it was Lawrence that handed the first-place team its two losses.
TENNESSEE EDUCATOR NAMED TO BAKER POST
January 15, 1990
Donald B. Clardy has been named dean of Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park. Daniel Lambert, Baker president, announced that Clardy will take over the job in mid-February.
COMMERCIAL ZONING GOES BACK TO PLANNERS
January 15, 1990
A commercial zoning request for the Rock Chalk Ranch property on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is going back to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. Douglas County commissioners this morning decided to send the matter back to planners after learning from County Administrator Chris McKenzie that the rezoning request shouldn’t have been passed on to the county without a recommendation. The planning commission deadlocked on the rezoning request, 4-4-1, and forwarded it without recommendation.
NIXON CANDOR
January 15, 1990
Whatever the American public feels about former President Richard Nixon, it’s hard not to admire his candor. Even though Nixon left his office more or less in disgrace after it was revealed he had participated in the Watergate coverup he continues to be a viable, if low profile, force in American politics. And he refuses to cower to his past.
FOR THE RECORD
January 15, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SHORT-SIGHTED APPROACH
January 15, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden’s plan to provide property tax relief by cutting economic development funds is another example of how a short-sighted approach could prove costly to the state in the long run. Hayden and others appear panicked in their attempts to appease angry property taxpayers. Property tax relief is the No. 1 priority of this legislative session, Hayden declared during his State of the State address, and everything yes, everything else seems to be taking a back seat.
BAKER MEETS CHALLENGE FOR RENOVATION
January 15, 1990
Baker University has met a challenge to raise $700,000 for the renovation of one of the most historic buildings on its campus. The university inititated a fund-raising campaign last March for renovation of age-worn Parmenter Hall. In August, an Oklahoma foundation issued the university a challenge, saying it would donate $300,000 toward the project if the college could come up with an additional $700,000 for the renovation.
TEEN HELD IN LAWRENCE MURER
January 15, 1990
A shooting at a northwest Lawrence residence Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man and the detention of a 17-year-old youth. This morning, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory filed a juvenile complaint against Nathan Shaman Dey, 2909 Oxford, alleging that he committed second-degree murder in the death of Geoffrey Railing, Lawrence. Although the juvenile complaint was filed against Dey, Douglas County assistant district attorney Chris Kenney said prosecutors will ask that he be tried as an adult.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 15, 1990
DISMISSALS Tracy Wingebach and baby girl, Eudora; Pearl Clark, Eudora; and baby girl Atwell, 1402 Prospect.
BUDIG SEES OPPORTUNITY IN NEW RESEARCH CENTER
January 15, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig said today that the university is excited about the opportunities presented by a cooperative research effort linking a major pharmaceutical company, KU and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The project is a regional research center that will focus on health problems related to aging. The center will be a joint venture of KU, UMKC and Marion Merrell Dow Inc. On Friday, Marion Merrell Dow announced a financial commitment of up to $10 million to fund the center.
PROGRAM ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO USE GOOD WRITING TECHNIQUES
January 15, 1990
It’s not designed as a cure-all for students’ writing problems, but a computer program is helping guide Kansas University students around some potential difficulties, according to Jack Healy, a graduate student and director of KU’s Computer Assisted Instruction in English program. According to Healy, the program, Writer’s Workbench, was developed in the late 1970s by AT&T Bell Labs as an in-house program to provide feedback on employees’ writing. In 1981, Colorado State University joined AT&T in tailoring the program to analyze college students’ writing.
BUDGET
January 15, 1990
The Kansas Board of Regents meets Thursday to discuss the governor’s austere higher education budget proposals and consider changing university academic calendars to increase the number of days students attend class. In an unusual move, regents decided to set aside 90 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to delve into budgetary issues. The discussion was scheduled in response to Gov. Mike Hayden’s higher education budget, which fell far short of the board’s request.
LHS TEACHER GATHERS READINGS ON STATE HISTORY
January 15, 1990
When the Kansas Legislature decided last year that students should learn some Kansas history before graduating from high school, Paul Stuewe was one step ahead of the game: He’s been teaching his Kansas Studies course at Lawrence High School for several years. However, Stuewe and others realized that other schools might need some help in developing a course on Kansas history. Now Stuewe is playing a big role in providing that guidance by compiling a reader, “Kansas Revisited: Historical Images and Perspectives.”
COURT SERVICES CHIEF SAYS SHE KNOWS PEOPLE
January 15, 1990
Michelle Frasure has a lot to say about the general topic of “people.” People, she says:
JOSEPHINE BERRY
January 15, 1990
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Josephine Berry, 75, Lawrence, who died Sunday at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
CORRECTION
January 15, 1990
In the “Growing Healthy” feature in Sunday Variety, the contributions of Phoenix Club were omitted in a sidebar story as one of three groups that helped make curriculum material. The Pilot Club was not involved.
EIGHT STUDENTS COMMISSIONED AS OFFICERS IN THE ARMED FORCES
January 15, 1990
Eight Kansas University students were commissioned as armed forces officers Friday in ceremonies at the Kansas Union. Rear Adm. D.O. Smart, retired commanding officer of the Reserve Naval Construction Force, spoke during the program for the new officers, who had completed requirements of KU Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC units.