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C. DARWIN ROGERS
January 26, 1990
Services for Charles Darwin Rogers, 77, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary chapel with Rev. Robert Freitag officiating. Odd Fellows rites will be conducted by Don Cooper and LaVern Sherraden. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Mr. Rogers died Friday at his home.
SATURDAY COLUMN
January 26, 1990
The Lawrence Public Safety Report issued earlier this week calling for the addition of 27 officers to the Lawrence police force is puzzling and disturbing, as well as most welcome and overdue. For years, Lawrence city hall officials have thrown cold water on any suggestion the city’s police force should be enlarged. Even though the city continued to grow, both in population and area, the size of the force has remained the same since 1972.
CONNECTS
January 26, 1990
Each time one returns to Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” there’s something new waiting: a line takes on a different meaning, a character shifts in importance, a motivation becomes clearer. The current local production, which opened Friday at the Lawrence Community Theater, offers a few surprises as directed by Mary Doveton. For example, Charles Whitman’s Willy Loman, the salesman of the title, speaks like a self-help tape produced by Dale Carnagie. He’s all positive thinking, but his loud, eloquent serenades on success seem only to fuel his suffering.
DALE EVANS
January 26, 1990
Services for Dale Evans, 81, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Evans died this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1908.
SKINNER
January 26, 1990
Services for Elizabeth “Beth” Skinner, 87, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. Mrs. Skinner died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1902, in Tonganoxie. She moved to Lawrence as a young child and attended Lawrence public schools.
S SUIT AGAINST CITY
January 26, 1990
A trial is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Douglas County District Court in a suit brought by a Cleveland shopping mall developer against the city. Jerry Cooley, the city’s attorney, said the trial date was set at the conclusion of pre-trial hearings on Friday.
FOR THE RECORD
January 26, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
LAWRENCE DEVELOPER, WELLSVILLE ARTIST HONORED
January 26, 1990
Kansas Native Sons and Daughters paid tribute Friday to Lawrence businessman Bob Billings by naming him Kansan of the Year. The nonpartisan group also bestowed the Distinguished Kansan award upon Wellsville artist Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton, who was unable to attend the ceremony at a Topeka motel.
THE HONEST PROFESSIONAL
January 26, 1990
The late Barbara Stanwyck has been aptly described as a paragon of professionalism, unpretentious good nature and emotional honesty qualities rare in everyday life and particularly in the modern entertainment industry. Her recent death at age 82 re-emphasized the 83 movies in which she appeared. Her television series, “The Big Valley,” introduced her to young people who might have been unfamiliar with her films, many of them outstanding.
S WORK ON REAPPRAISAL
January 26, 1990
Douglas County earned straight-A’s for its reappraisal of residential property, according to a report card that state officials recently released. The report card is called the sales ratio study. A preliminary version of the study was released last week by the Kansas Department of Revenue. A second study is scheduled to be released next week, and the final study will be published by April 30, according to state revenue officials.
MARY RUTH HOLLADAY
January 26, 1990
Services for Mary Ruth Holladay, 71, of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Karl Schoenrade officiating. Burial will be in the Hubble Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mrs. Holladay died Thursday at her home.
CITY STUDYING DRUG-TESTING LAW
January 26, 1990
The Wellsville City Council on Thursday briefly discussed, but took no action on, a sample ordinance that would allow it to test its employees for drug use. City Clerk Donna Reed said today that City Atty. Scott Ryburn presented the council with a sample drug-testing ordinance he received from the Kansas League of Municipalities. The council is considering creating its own ordinance.
FIRST-GRADERS
January 26, 1990
It may seem a bit early to start sending Valentine’s Day cards, but it depends on how many you plan to send and how far you plan to send them. The first-graders in Nancy Scott’s class at East Heights School spent part of Thursday making Valentine’s Day cards, not for each other, but for war veterans.
COUNCIL TABLES REQUEST ON DREDGING OPERATION
January 26, 1990
The DeSoto City Council tabled a request to annex a portion of land northwest of the city along the Kansas River, where a nearby company wants to set up a dredging operation. City Clerk JoAnn Dinger said today that the request, submitted by Builder Sand of Bonner Springs, was tabled because the full city council was not at the regular meeting Thursday evening.
KASSEBAUMHASKELL
January 26, 1990
An aide to U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum says next month’s visit to Haskell Indian Junior College by the U.S. secretary of education is a sign of Secretary Lauro F. Cavazos’ interest in Indian education. Details of the trip to Haskell on Feb. 13 have not been settled, but Haskell President Bob Martin said earlier that Cavazos probably would visit with students and faculty and attend a class during his stay.
KRONOS QUARTET BRINGS VITALITY TO AVANT-GARDE PROGRAM
January 26, 1990
COUNCIL BACKS HOUSING PROGRAM
January 26, 1990
The Oskaloosa City Council has endorsed a housing program that would help low-income families pay their rent. Larry Pickman, director of the Northeast Kansas Community Assistance Program, met with the council at its regular meeting Thursday night, explaining that the program would be at no cost or obligation to the city.
C. DARWIN ROGERS
January 26, 1990
Services are for Charles Darwin Rogers, 77, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Rogers died this morning at his home.
GLADYS K. HARDTARFER
January 26, 1990
A Mass of resurrection for Gladys K. Hardtarfer, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank Horvat officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery in Douglas County. Miss Hardtarfer died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1909, in the Overbrook area, and graduated from Overbrook High School. She was a homemaker, and had previously worked as a secretary for several attorneys in Lawrence.
INA W. UNSELD
January 26, 1990
Services for Ina Whiteside Unseld, 45, a former Lawrence resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newburg Church of Christ in Lousville, Ky., with George Baker officiating. Mrs. Unseld died Tuesday of a heart ailment at a Louisville hospital.
LAWRENCE DOCTORS TO HOST STUDENTS
January 26, 1990
Three Lawrence physicians will be teaching fourth-year medical students from the Kansas University Medical Center what private practice is all about in the next several weeks. It’s part of the preceptorship program at the medical center in Kansas City, Kan. Under the one-month program, students are paired with doctors in communities across the state.
KU, K-STATE WOMEN MEET ON SATURDAY
January 26, 1990
When Kansas faces Kansas State in women’s basketball on Saturday, the Jayhawks won’t have to search long for incentive. After all, K-State remains the Big Eight’s only undefeated team in league games. And the Jayhawks are sure to be in a miserable mood following a loss at Iowa State on Wednesday night.
GRADE APPEAL RULE ENDORSED
January 26, 1990
A Kansas University student and faculty governance council unanimously agreed Thursday to support creation of a new step in the course grade-appeal process. University Council endorsed an amendment to University Senate rules to establish a procedure for grievances in the gray area between academic misconduct and clerical error.
FOR THE RECORD
January 26, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CIGARETTE TAX TO FINANCE MARGIN PICKS UP SUPPORT
January 26, 1990
Kansas Senate committee’s warning: Cigarette Smoking May Increase Your Tax Burden. That’s the message from the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee, which heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would raise the state tobacco tax to support state universities.
CHINESE STUDENT AT KU UPSET BY VOTE TO SUSTAIN BUSH VETO
January 26, 1990
Although President Bush has given his word that Chinese students in the United States will be protected by his executive order, many congressmen and senators have expressed worry that his promise will not be enough. The president vetoed the Pelosi Bill, a bill geared to protect Chinese students from deportation when their visas to stay in the United States expire. On Wednesday the House overrode Bush’s veto of the bill by a vote of 390-25, but on Thursday the Senate came up short of the number needed to revive the bill. A two-thirds vote is required in both houses to override a presidential veto.
ELDERLY ENCOURAGED TO SEEK ASSISTANCE
January 26, 1990
Although pressure on Congress brought a quick end to the catastrophic health insurance bill passed in 1988, Congress left a small piece of the legislation intact that not many people have taken advantage of, said Norman Franker, manager of the Lawrence Social Security office. People not eligible for Medicare who are 65 years of age and older and who meet certain income and resources guidelines still can have the state pay their hospitalization insurance premium and their medical insurance premiums for the federal Medicare program, Franker said.
COUPLE GIVE $2.2 MILLION TO UNIVERSITY
January 26, 1990
Clarence J. and Hazel M. Beck of Rye, N.H., have committed more than $2 million to the Kansas University Endowment Association. The commitment is for unrestricted use at KU, Chancellor Gene A. Budig announced Thursday.
STUDY ABROAD NOMINEES LISTED
January 26, 1990
Twenty Kansas University students were nominated for the Fulbright program and other exchange programs, the Office of Study Abroad announced today. Since the program’s creation in 1950, about 180 KU students have received Fulbright and similar grants for study abroad.
FLEMING SERVICES
January 26, 1990
Services for Ned N. Fleming, 90, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Fleming was honorary chairman and past president of Fleming Companies Inc. Based in Oklahoma City, Fleming Companies is the country’s largest wholesale food distributor, supplying more than 5,200 stores in 36 states.
S BEST AT OWN MEET
January 26, 1990
If there are swimmers in the state better than those who competed Thursday at Lawrence High, Dick Reamon would like to see them. Come to think of it, he might have that chance and soon.
GLADYS K. HARDTARFER
January 26, 1990
A Mass of resurrection for Gladys K. Hardtarfer, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. Frank Horvat officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery in Douglas County. Miss Hardtarfer died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
T FAVOR PAYING ATHLETES
January 26, 1990
Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick told a group of faculty and staff members he “philosophically” favored freshmen ineligiblity, revealing student-athlete graduation rates, granting tenure for head coaches, and not paying college athletes. However, he said attaining some of those objectives isn’t practical at this time.
AREA REPUBLICANS VOTE TO RESTORE CUTS
January 26, 1990
The close vote on an amendment aimed at making a bill restoring funding to state welfare programs more palatable to Gov. Mike Hayden is a sign of things to come, said Sen. Jim Allen, R-Ottawa. Allen and Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, both members of the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, were two of only four Republican senators to vote against an amendment to a bill that would have cut in half the funding for foster care contained in the bill.
KU LANDS ANOTHER PREP
January 26, 1990
Darnell Britt, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Detroit, Mich., Finney High, has verbally committed to play football at Kansas, Finney athletic director Andy Rio announced Thursday. Britt followed the lead of Detroit McKenzie linebacker Sylvester Wright who committed to KU earlier in the week.
EX-SELECT TEAM PLAYERS HAUNT KANSAS
January 26, 1990
If the Australian Connection holds, Kansas State’s John Rettiger will ring up big numbers against Kansas on Saturday night. Rettiger, a 6-10 sophomore, was a member of the Big Eight Select basketball team that KU coach Roy Williams took to Australia last summer.
TO KANSAS LEGISLATORS
January 26, 1990
Kansas native son Dwight Eisenhower “returned” to the state Friday to address lawmakers about his successes and failures as president of the United States. “Let me begin by saying it is good to be back in Kansas where I hope something approaching the simple life still prevails,” said the former five-star Army general, university chief and U.S. president from 1953 to 1961.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 26, 1990
DISMISSALS Annette Flory and baby girl, rural Lawrence.
LION GIRLS WIN OPENER IN EMPORIA
January 26, 1990
Not many basketball teams shoot 33 percent at the free throw line and win. Lawrence High’s girls did Thursday, though. The Lions made only nine of 27 charities, yet defeated Wichita Heights, 62-55, in a first-round game of the Emporia Glacier’s Edge Tournament.
GRAD SCHOOL DEAN TARGETS IMPROVEMENTS
January 26, 1990
Kansas University Graduate School Dean Frances Horowitz says cut-throat competition among U.S. colleges and universities for money and students shoved KU’s national research ranking in the past decade from 59th to about 90th. “You have major investments in universities that were not 25 years ago major research universities,” Horowitz said in an interview. “And the pot has not expanded commensurate with either inflation or the number of players.”
TODD DEFENDS HIS USE OF STATE PENSION LAW
January 26, 1990
Assistant Insurance Commissioner Ron Todd, a candidate for the Republican nomination for insurance commissioner, took advantage of a short-lived legal provision that allows him to draw a $51,480 salary and an $18,000 annual pension, state records show. Two potential candidates for insurance commissioner expressed reservations about the law, which was later changed, but they would not criticize Todd directly.
60S GROOVE
January 26, 1990
Fluorescent day-glo flowers, peace signs, butterflies and stars brighten the room and Bob Dylan’s music plays softly in the background. A tie-dyed T-shirt-clad audience of 50 joins in the singing. No, it isn’t Woodstock. It’s the re-creation of a 1960s coffeehouse by a group of Baker University students studying the social culture of that era.
PREMIERE
January 26, 1990
At the post office in Baldwin, there’s been talk of a Monday night movie premiere. And some fifth-graders at Baldwin Elementary School say they’ll make sure their parents’ VCRs will be running that night. Monday is showtime for the latest Hollywood-in-Kansas production.
JAYHAWKS LOOKING TO EXTEND STREAK
January 26, 1990
Hard to believe, but Kansas’ basketball team has beaten Kansas State six straight times in Manhattan. “Geez,” Jayhawk coach Roy Williams said Thursday. “I didn’t know that. That IS unusual.
DEFENDANT, 19, DENIES HE COMMITTED MURDER
January 26, 1990
A Blue Springs, Mo., man took the witness stand in his first-degree murder trial today, testifying that he has been wrongly accused. “I’m scared to death,” said the defendant, Christopher Mitchell, 19. “…I’m on trial for something I did not do.”
GRIFFITH MARATHON SUPER ALTERNATIVE
January 26, 1990
Traditionally, Americans plan their lives around the Super Bowl on that certain Sunday afternoon every January. Yet with the continued expansion of cable television, more and more alternatives are available to folks who just plain don’t like pro football or are hopelessly jaded by it.
VICTORY FOR BUSH
January 26, 1990
With a little help from his friends and at least one former enemy President Bush has survived a major test in Congress. By a four-vote margin, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to sustain Bush’s veto of a bill aimed at shielding Chinese students in the United States from deportation. It was the first effort to override a veto since Bush took office a year ago.
LIBRARIAN HELPS PICK BEST BOOKS
January 26, 1990
How many times do you have 15 people in the same room and everybody has read the same book? Outside of a classroom, that situation isn’t too common.
MITCHELL ACQUITTED IN MURDER
January 26, 1990
A 19-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., man left a Douglas County courtroom a free man Friday night after a jury acquitted him of first-degree murder. “I feel grateful that it’s over,” said Christopher Mitchell, after hearing the not-guilty verdict that ended his trial. “Justice is served.”