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ACCUSED KILLER TO STAND TRIAL IN LOCAL COURT
July 1, 1990
Douglas County authorities will get their turn later this summer to prosecute a Topeka man convicted Friday of murdering an elderly Topeka woman last December. “It’ll probably be somewhere around the first of August before we actually get into court here,” Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory said Saturday.
TRANSFORMER FIRE CUTS POWER TO AREA TOWNS
July 1, 1990
Gas Service was attempting restore full power to residents in Tonganoxie, McLouth, Oskaloosa and surrounding areas after an electrical transformer caught fire late Friday and left parts of the area without power Saturday. “Hopefully, we’ll have the new transformer up by 10 a.m. tomorrow,” Steve Johnson, Lawrence KPL manager, said Saturday night.
WOODLING COLUMN
July 1, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if the first day of the fiscal year will mean a new beginning for the Royals… Remember when NBA scouting director Marty Blake said, in comparing point guards, that he liked Kansas State’s Steve Henson better than Kansas’ Kevin Pritchard? As you know, Pritchard went 10 picks ahead of Henson in the NBA draft…
FOR THE RECORD
July 1, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUPLE, SOVIET FRIEND REUNITED
July 1, 1990
Caroline and Tamerlan Salaty of Lawrence were like family to Yusuf Mamedov in 1967 when he came to Kansas University from the Soviet Union as part of a one-year postdoctoral exchange. Since then, Mr. Salaty, professor of Soviet and East European studies at Kansas University, has stayed in touch with Mamedov through letters and an occassional phone call. The Salatys also kept in touch through students, friends and professional associates who looked up Mamedov when traveling in the Soviet Union; Memedov also received news from travelers to the United States.
PONTIUS SERVICES
July 1, 1990
Services for Burton Ernest Pontius, 52, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Freitag officiating. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. The body was cremated.
JOSIE MCGHEE
July 1, 1990
Services for Josie Lee McGhee, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home, the Rev. Harold Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McGhee was born March 8, 1897, in Purdin, Mo. She had lived in Lawrence since 1923.
WHY NOT GET WITH IT?
July 1, 1990
OK, let’s stop running and rerunning the television clips of George Bush asking people to read his lips about “no new taxes” during the 1988 presidential campaign and get down to the business at hand. The federal budget deficit and the national debt keep growing and the only way to change that is to cut spending, increase income, or both. The best way to boost income is to raise some taxes. That isn’t popular, and the honest declaration by Walter Mondale in 1984 that it had to happen lessened his chances of becoming president. In retrospect, Bush should have known better than to talk as he did during the 1988 campaign. He was conversant with federal financial problems and should have been more candid. Now he has to alter his declaration.
SURVIVORS OF HEAD INJURIES FORM SUPPORT GROUP TO BREAK BARRIERS
July 1, 1990
A meeting Saturday of people who have had head injuries and those who care for them hoped to reinforce the notion that the injured can again become productive members of society. Trudy Rinne is living proof.
AFTER 20 YEARS AND LOTS OF KIDS, COUPLE WIN FOSTER CARE HONOR
July 1, 1990
During the past 20 years, Vera and Bill Burgess of rural Lawrence have provided a home for about 70 foster children, give or take a few. “It’s close to 70. I’m not sure if it’s in the 60s or we’ve reached 70,” Vera said. “We’ve had eight new ones since Thanksgiving.
NEW ATTRACTIONS HIGHLIGHT FESTIVAL
July 1, 1990
Independence Days, the annual Lawrence festival that celebrates the history and heritage of the turn-of-the-century heartland, will start later and last longer than in past years. It also will extend beyond its usual boundaries of Burcham Park. The “Circus of Celebration” will kick off Wednesday and run through next Sunday with activities scheduled in Burcham and Constant parks and downtown Lawrence. Judy Wright, Independence Days director, said festival-goers will have no problem finding sources of entertainment during the five-day event.
WITH MILK CONTRACT
July 1, 1990
Students attending Lawrence schools will have to pay five cents more for a carton of milk next school year, but at least parents can rest assured that the price won’t change for nine months. The cost to the school district, on the other hand, will vary with milk prices across the nation. And given the many fluctuations in those prices last year, school officials plan to keep a close eye on the state of the dairy industry.
SRS
July 1, 1990
When the 22 children arrive at Brookcreek Child Care Center in Lawrence each day, teachers use a flashlight to take a careful look at each of them to check for signs of sickness or any other physical problems. Early in June, it was during this early-morning check that Darla Edmiston, director of the center, said the staff found that a 3-year-old boy had a welt on his lower back where they also could see a handprint, etched in red bruises.
SHOW TRACES THE HISTORY OF TEXTILES
July 1, 1990
Sharyn Brooks Katzman walks around the the cloaks, shoes and fabrics of her textile exhibition like a child in a toy store. “I’ve been into decorative arts and textiles since I was very young,” she said. “I love fabrics. I have some in my dresser at home that I can’t even bear to cut and sew. I just fondle them.”
ISSUE
July 1, 1990
By filling out a `living will’ before a tragedy occurs, Kansans can make sure medical treatment isn’t continued if they are left terminally ill or hopelessly incapacitated, and can’t communicate with their family and physician. The benefits of a living will were underscored last week when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the “right-to-die” case of Nancy Cruzan, who had been in a vegetative state since a 1983 car crash.
WELCOME STATE SUPPORT
July 1, 1990
This week’s announcement that the state would chip in $27.7 million to help build the south Lawrence trafficway is welcome news. City and county officials should continue to push the project so the road can be completed as quickly as possible. Traffic flow is an increasing problem in Lawrence, especially on the main thoroughfares such as Sixth, 23rd and Iowa Streets. The new roadway won’t eliminate all the traffic snarls but it will at least remove some of the traffic created by drivers simply passing through the city to get somewhere else.
LAWMAKER STILL HOPES FOR KU JOB
July 1, 1990
As an optometrist in Augusta, Bob Whittaker didn’t realize he was destined for the U.S. House of Representatives. But he was elected in 1978 and then re-elected five times. As a congressman in Washington, D.C., he’s had few moments to think about becoming a college professor.
KPL MANAGER PLUGS INTO LAWRENCE
July 1, 1990
It’s doubtful that many people were pleased when the temperature steamed up into the upper 90s this week. Steve Johnson was one of the exceptions.
FIELDER, TIGERS BREAK SKIDS, 5-3
July 1, 1990
With one iffy swing Saturday night, Cecil Fielder broke 11-game droughts for himself and the Detroit Tigers. Fielder, who all season has led the major leagues in home runs, had not gone deep since June 17 11 games ago.
S BOOKS TO LIFE
July 1, 1990
Every afternoon, youngsters across the country look forward to the featured story on Reading Rainbow, a public television show that recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for best children’s series. Although the text of the highlighted book typically is narrated by a celebrity, the pictures come to life through the efforts of several local talents.
STEALS HEARTS
July 1, 1990
The plot sounds like a fairly tale: A wistful farm girl and a highway robber fall in love amid a tangle of mistaken identity and the scheming of an evil step-mother. But “The Robber Bridegroom,” the musical opening Thursday at Liberty Hall, says more about America than about old-time fairy tales, at least according to its director.
TRAVELLERS TRIUMPH IN 10TH, 6-5
July 1, 1990
Maupintour Travellers’ skipper Walt Houk was well aware Saturday’s temperature neared the century mark. The Travellers turned the heat to their advantage and earned a 6-5 semipro baseball victory over St. Cloud, Minn., at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
S ACTIVITIES ON SCHEDULE FOR INDY DAYS
July 1, 1990
While adults enjoy the performances of national singing and theater acts, children will find plenty to do during this year’s Independence Days festival, which will be held Wednesday through next Sunday. All designated children’s activities are free of charge and include pony rides, an obstacle course, lollipops in the hay, wheat grinding, face painting, sand castle building, and the Lawrence High School’s “Snakes Alive” reptile zoo.
July 1, 1990
OLYMPIA 88, Stephane Grappelli (Atlantic 7 82095-2): What a treat! Master violinist Grappelli teams up with bassist Patrice Caratini, pianist Martial Solal, plus guitarists Marc Fosset and Martin Taylor at the Olympia in Paris. And like the City of Lights by the Seine, the music is saucy, insoucient and just downright bubbly. Oh yes, and tres romantic! Grappelli, of course, has been delighting music fans around the world since the mid-1930s, when he and legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt set the world on its ear with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Here, Grappelli’s Gallic charms insinuate themselves in standards like “Pick Yourself Up,” “Willow Weep for Me” and the chugging, churning “Chatanooga Choo Choo.”
LOCAL GIRLS KEEN ON FAST-PITCH
July 1, 1990
Shannon Stanwix winds up her arm for a pitch and literally comes off the ground delivering it, straight to the batter perched over homeplate. Strike one, the umpire rules, and Shannon matter-of-factly prepares to deliver again.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 1, 1990
DISMISSALS Robert Reece, Manhattan; Sherry Wealthall, Perry; Carolyn Wright and baby boy, Baldwin.