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HOUSING PLANS NEARLY FINISHED
July 10, 1990
The architect working on federally mandated changes in plans for 25 scattered-site housing units in Lawrence hopes the government will take into account the increased costs the changes will bring. Michael Treanor, of Michael Treanor Architects, Lawrence, also said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should recognize the effect that delays have on the cost of a project.
MOST SIGNS FOR OUTLET MALL COMING DOWN
July 10, 1990
City Manager Mike Wildgen hopes he has issued a directive that effectively will end the Riverfront Plaza sign battle. Wildgen, in a memo to the Lawrence City Commission dated Monday, announced that the city was removing most of the now-familiar signs that direct traffic toward the factory outlet center.
HIKE INTO GRAND CANYON TESTS SKILLS OF BOY SCOUT, HIS MOTHER
July 10, 1990
To hike the Grand Canyon once, from rim to rim to rim, was enough for Jeannette Hopkins, hike coordinator for Boy Scout Troop 53. Her 12-year-old son, Corey, also said he isn’t likely to tackle that same 50 miles again until after he has his own children.
ARTHUR PETEFISH
July 10, 1990
Graveside services for Arthur W. Petefish, 83, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence with the Rev. Jerry Harnden officiating. Mr. Petefish died Sunday at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
LUCILLE TRABANT
July 10, 1990
Private services are pending for Lucille Trabant, 71, Lawrence, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned. Miss Trabant died Monday at Colonial Manor. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Wichita Falls, Tex.
SUMMER BASKETBALL STRESSES TEACHING
July 10, 1990
Those participating in Lawrence’s youth summer basketball program win no trophies, no plaques, no championship rings. In fact, game scores are kept more out of habit than necessity. Still, the program, run by Lawrence Summertime Basketball, Inc., attracts about 130 participants. Players from eighth grade to first-year high school graduates, from Lawrence and area towns, play four nights out of the week at the Community Building, which the league rents from the city.
1990 HARVEST ONLY AVERAGE, OPERATORS SAY
July 10, 1990
The Douglas County 1990 wheat harvest is grinding to a rapid halt, say area grain elevator operators, who report wheat deliveries have dropped off sharply since late last week. Elevator operators also say the county wheat harvest has been only average and not the record-setting crop state and local agriculture experts predicted.
FORMER OWNER STILL WORKS FOR FIRM, DESPITE LAWSUIT
July 10, 1990
An attorney for Professional Services Industries Inc., the Chicago-based firm that purchased Hall-Kimbrell Environmental Services Inc., says W. David Kimbrell, Hall-Kimbrell’s co-founder, continues to work for the firm, despite being sued by PSI for $5 million. However, Kimbrell, who stayed on as a consultant at Hall-Kimbrell after he sold the firm for an undisclosed amount in January, no longer maintains an office at the company’s headquarters at 15th and Wakarusa Drive, said Robert Naibert, corporate counsel for PSI.
GET-WELL CARDS CONTINUE TO FLOW IN
July 10, 1990
Although there have been widespread appeals for it to stop, chain letters continue to circulate urging people to send get-well cards to a cancer-stricken British boy. Letters have been sent recently by a number of businesses in Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area on behalf of Craig Shergold, saying he wants to set a world record for receiving the most get-well cards.
TRACK, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
July 10, 1990
City Results FREE STATE RUN WOMEN
CHURCH FENCED OFF PENDING COURT RULING
July 10, 1990
The Old English Lutheran Church has a new wood fence in its front yard to ward off trespassers. The 120-year-old church, owned by Allen Realty Inc., is the subject of a court battle over its proposed demolition. And while the opposing sides in the conflict are making their arguments before Douglas County District Judge Ralph King, the fence has gone up.
CARLSON SERVICES
July 10, 1990
Services for E.C. “Little Red” Carlson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Rev. Dennis Chadwick will be the officiant. Mr. Carlson died Sunday at his home following a long illness.
WOMAN, 24, FACES CHARGE IN FATAL CRASH
July 10, 1990
A 24-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and is being sought on an arrest warrant stemming from a fatal May 1989 car-train accident north of Lawrence, authorities announced Monday. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said the warrant was issued June 29 by District Judge Mike Malone for the woman, Edwina Rae Sandoval.
SCANT RAIN NO RELIEF FOR CORN
July 10, 1990
Area corn farmers say that Monday night’s sprinkle of a rain shower did nothing to help their crops along and that they need much more moisture to keep the corn plants out of danger. According to records kept at the Kansas University Weather Service, only .04 of an inch of rain fell overnight, which one area farmer said did little more “than just settle the dust.”
PERMIT VALUATIONS INCREASE IN JUNE
July 10, 1990
Although permits for single-family homes lagged during June, commercial and apartment projects helped boost the value of local construction to its highest point of the year, said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. “It was a pretty even month, as far as commercial and residential goes,” Shaughnessy said today. “By and large it was an extremely good month for construction in the city.”
BUDGET
July 10, 1990
There’s a simple explanation why Lawrence residents could see increased property taxes to support the city budget in 1991, and there’s also a simple solution to avoiding that increase without cutting services. That was the word to Lawrence city commissioners from City Manager Mike Wilden during a Monday study session. It was Wildgen’s first meeting with commissioners since Friday when he unveiled his 1991 city budget recommendation.
SIZE OF BOND ISSUE MAY BE KEY TO VOTE
July 10, 1990
Lawrence school board members agreed Monday night that the approval or defeat of a bond issue for a proposed second high school could hinge largely on the exact size of the bond issue. Under cost estimates presented to the board Monday night, the bond issue could range from $23.6 million to $33 million, depending on how many renovations to Lawrence High School and other facilities the bond issue includes.
S NEW COST ESTIMATE SET AT $23.6 MILLION
July 10, 1990
The Lawrence school board Monday night learned that it had been right on the money in saying that building a proposed second high school would cost between $20 million and $25 million. Dale Glenn of PKG Design Group, the company selected to design the new school, gave the board an estimated cost of $23.6 million.
CITY LOOKS FOR RECYCLING ALTERNATIVES
July 10, 1990
Baldwin City Council members are looking for a better way to recycle the town’s reusable materials. The consideration came during the council’s regular meeting Monday night, about two weeks after the former provider of a city recycling program discontinued his service because of cost.
MURDER CHARGE FILED IN STABBING
July 10, 1990
A 26-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was charged Monday with second-degree murder after he allegedly robbed and killed a 43-year-old former Lawrence man early Sunday in Kansas City’s midtown district. Robert S. Quinlan died of multiple stab wounds to the chest about 1:45 a.m. Sunday at 36th Street and Baltimore Avenue, said police Sgt. Keith Francis.
HEALTH CARE HELP
July 10, 1990
The Wesley Foundation of Wichita is investing more than $860,000 to try to deal with one of the most pressing problems in rural Kansas the need for more doctors and better health care. The funds will include a $604,000 grant to help pay for a scholarship program at the Kansas University School of Medicine in Wichita. The program will match second- and third-year residents with small Kansas communities that need family practitioners, pediatricians and internists. Each resident who participates in the program will receive a scholarship of $10,000 each year for up to two years. The communities they go to will pay half of the scholarship and $6,000 in moving expenses, an amount officials say is a bargain, compared with the high costs of recruiting physicians from scratch.
MERRIAM MAN KILLED ON TURNPIKE TODAY
July 10, 1990
A 38-year-old Merriam man died early today when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer about 10 miles east of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike. Terry White was pronounced dead on the scene about 6 a.m. by the Leavenworth County coroner. A Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatcher said White died after his vehicle became disabled on the westbound side of Interstate 70, and he walked into a lane of traffic and was struck by the semi.
TIME FOR STATESMANSHIP
July 10, 1990
Some members of the U.S. Congress, including Kansan Jim Slattery of our local district, have long been working to get the president, congressional leaders and any others with economic expertise to sit down, face facts, eschew politicking and do what’s in the best financial interests of the country. With his admission that there may have to be new or at least different taxes to alleviate the federal budget deficit, President George Bush has taken a big step in the right direction. He is getting static about the fact he campaigned for office with a firm “no new taxes” plank in his platform. But he has noted that conditions have forced him to change his philosophy, and says he is willing to accept the responsibility for what happens.
COUNTY BUDGET COULD FACE FURTHER CUTS
July 10, 1990
The recommended 1991 county budget is good but it probably could get a little leaner, Douglas County commissioners said Monday. The recommended budget, which commissioners plan to discuss at their meeting Wednesday night, was presented at Monday’s commission meeting by County Administrator Chris McKenzie.
UNITED TELECOM SEEKS NEW SITES
July 10, 1990
United Telecommunications Inc. is considering locations other than suburban Overland Park for a large office complex, a company spokesman says. Mike Wildgen, Lawrence’s city manager, confirmed today that there were “rumors” about Lawrence making a proposal to the company.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 10, 1990
DISMISSALS Mary Gage and baby girl, Eudora; Sue Schulte and baby boy, Overbrook; baby boy Schuler, 1145 La.
RELAXED MANNING EXPECTING CHILD
July 10, 1990
Just a thought, but KU basketball coaches Roy Williams and/or Marian Washington might want to to pencil onto their calendars a reminder to visit the Los Angeles area sometime around the winter of 2005. That’s probably about the time Danny Manning’s kid will break into the starting lineup of his/her high school basketball team.
CAMPSITE THEFTS DAMPEN VACATION
July 10, 1990
Members of the Hyatt family figure their one-week camping stay at Clinton State Park is going to cost them over $1,000 in lost equipment and another $55 in camping fees. Everett Hyatt, his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Jackie Hyatt, all of Holton, say they lost approximately $1,000 in fishing equipment early Monday morning while camping at Clinton. Rick Hyatt said he had six fishing poles and a tackle box stolen, at an estimated value of $800 to $900. His father lost four fishing poles valued at approximately $200.
RACISM TO BE FOCUS OF CITY TASK FORCE
July 10, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission will begin selecting a task force to study racism, discrimination and cultural diversity in the city. Members of an ad hoc work group, including Bob Martin, Haskell Indian Junior College president; Dan Wildcat, a Haskell faculty member; Ann Weick, dean of Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare; and Edward Canda, a KU faculty member, met Monday afternoon in a study session with commissioners to explain their request for the task force.
PLAN TO RENOVATE HALL CAN MOVE FORWARD, AREA LAWMAKER SAYS
July 10, 1990
The chairman of a legislative committee overseeing the state’s artistic and cultural resources said Monday that the panel’s recent visit to a historic site in Lecompton was worth the trip. Sen. Ed Reilly, R-Leavenworth, chairman of the Arts and Cultural Resources Committee, also said state officials could begin pushing plans for renovation of historic Constitution Hall through the state’s bidding process as early as next month.
KU OFFICIAL FACES NEW CHALLENGES
July 10, 1990
Jackie McClain didn’t like the way she was treated when she was a secretary at Kansas University. So she went to the administration with her complaints.
FOR THE RECORD
July 10, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS CHOOSE DEGREE WITH LIBERAL ARTS FOCUS
July 10, 1990
Ten students in the Kansas University School of Architecture and Urban Design have taken advantage of a new undergraduate degree option that emphasizes a liberal arts education. The students received a bachelor of arts in architectural studies, a four-year degree created a year ago by faculty members concerned that the traditional five-year undergraduate program wasn’t offering students both a broad-based education and preparation for a career in architecture, he said.