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MILITARY WASTE
July 12, 1990
To the Editor: Farmers, ranchers and business people are uniting in organizations that are working to stop the needless acquisitions by the military-industrial complex. We want to keep what is ours and in many cases has been in the family for generations. People that have fought the elements of weather and poor prices are now willing to fight to save their land, their business and their money.
EMPORIA SAYS THANKS
July 12, 1990
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to express our appreciation to the city of Lawrence for their assistance during a recent emergency situation in the city of Emporia. On Thursday, June 7, the northwest section of Emporia was struck by a tornado. Thankfully, few people were injured. However, many residences and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged, including our public works center.
COUNTY HEARS PLAN FOR USER FEES STUDY
July 12, 1990
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday heard of a way to ease the budget pinch. Representatives from David M. Griffith and Associates, Ltd., are proposing to prepare a comprehensive user fee study and cost allocation plan for the county.
WEDD RETURNING TO LAWRENCE HIGH
July 12, 1990
Dirk Wedd is walking into a job that would make a lot Kansas coaches’ mouths water. It’s not everyday a guy can decide he’d like to become a teacher and coach again and then do so A) in his chosen teaching field and B) with two state-class programs.
FOR THE RECORD
July 12, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COMPANY LEANING TOWARD LAWRENCE
July 12, 1990
A United Telecommunications Inc. official today indicated that Lawrence is the top candidate for a data processing center that could mean as many as 100 new jobs for the community. United Telecom, which has its corporate offices Overland Park, is within a month of working out a formal agreement, said Jerry Cosley, the company’s vice president of corporate communications.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL, CARNIVAL LAUNCH ANNUAL CELEBRATION IN OSKALOOSA
July 12, 1990
The annual Old Settlers’ Reunion in Oskaloosa begins its three-day run this evening. An ice cream social and carnival kick off the yearly celebration at 5:30 p.m., followed by a political rally at 7:30 p.m. Candidates vying for public office on all levels have been invited to address tonight’s crowd. The candidates will be given a set amount of time to introduce themselves and to explain what they would do if elected.
THOMAS FAVERO
July 12, 1990
Services for Thomas “Tommy” Favero, 76, Pittsburg, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with the Rev. Floyd McKinney officiating. Burial will be in the Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir. Mr. Favero died Wednesday of a heart attack in his home.
RUBY CARVER
July 12, 1990
Services for Ruby Carver, 85, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, Mo. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Mo. The Rev. Jimmy Cobb will officiate. Mrs. Carver died Tuesday at Spellman Hospital, Smithville, Mo.
CANDIDATE REVEALS PRO-CHOICE POSITION
July 12, 1990
The Republican candidate for the 2nd District congressional seat said Wednesday that he is pro-choice. “I think people have a very strong right to know where you stand on (this issue) in an unequivocal fashion,” said Scott Morgan of Lawrence, during an interview with the Journal-World.
DIGNITARIES LAUD KU ARTS FACILITY
July 12, 1990
The site isn’t too impressive right now a hillside dotted with a few trees, some deteriorating buildings and crowned with a 600-foot-tall radio tower. But in late 1992, it’s going to be home to a Kansas University performing arts center that alumni, students and faculty have been dreaming about.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 12, 1990
DISMISSALS Naomi Morgan and baby boy, Baldwin; baby boy Asberry, 1950 Barker; Yvonne Goodman, 1821 W. 26th.
CAMPAIGN
July 12, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden says he isn’t overlooking the Republican gubernatorial primary, but he expects a “classic” general election confrontation with former Gov. John Carlin. “I think it’ll be a classic race. It’ll be the first time in state history when two people who have both served in the office are running against each other,” Hayden said this morning.
LAWRENCE MAN NAMED TO DRUG ABUSE PANEL
July 12, 1990
Dennis R. Taylor, acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services recently appointed a Lawrence area man to the Kansas Citizens Committee on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse. Bruce Beale, executive director of DCCCA, an alcohol and drug abuse treatment agency in Lawrence, will join the 24-member committee, which advises the secretary of KDSRS on alcohol and drug issues.
91 BUDGET
July 12, 1990
Douglas County commissioners agree that it’s hard to cut budgets. But Wednesday night, they found it was hard to reach agreement on where the cuts should be made in the 1991 budget. Commissioners last week set preliminary 1991 funding levels for external agencies that receive county funds. On Wednesday night, they spent about an hour looking for areas that could be cut.
QUINLAN SERVICES
July 12, 1990
Services for Robert S. Quinlan, 43, a former Lawrence resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Quinlan, Ottawa, died Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death.
July 12, 1990
A few weeks ago, the members of the Lawrence Photo Alliance sat and watched their peers attack or defend a selection of their photographs. From the images submitted at that meeting, the alliance members selected 29 pieces from the work of 11 members. The result of that team criticism will be on display at Art Frames, 912 Ill., beginning Friday, in the “Flashlight Lawrence” show.
TEACHERS TENTATIVELY ACCEPT PACT
July 12, 1990
The Baldwin school board and the district’s teachers reached tentative agreement on contracts for the coming school year during a daylong mediation session Wednesday. Baldwin Supt. Bert Hitchcock said this morning that the two groups agreed to a 3.52 percent salary increase for the 1990-91 school year. The agreement is for the same amount as the board’s last offer to the teachers before impasse was declared, but was changed slightly to give teachers more pay if the district’s official enrollment exceeds projections.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES ALREADY HAVE 1,200 ENTRIES
July 12, 1990
When asked, Craig White quickly dispells the notion that moving the entry deadline for the Sunflower State Games was done because of a lack of interest. “Basically the reason was that some people just heard about it,” said White, the Games’ sports director. “We wanted to give them plenty of time to enter. We didn’t want a date to discourage them from entering.”
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MURDER SUSPECT
July 12, 1990
Authorities today reported no progress in their 7-week-old search for a man accused of murdering a 25-year-old Lawrence woman. But local officials remain hopeful that Tyrone Walker, 24, will be found.
LIGHTNING STRIKE FELLS KU STUDENT
July 12, 1990
The next time a storm rolls in, you can bet Rick Smart will wait until the weather clears up a bit before venturing outside. Smart, a 22-year-old Kansas University senior from Lake Waukomis, Mo., has a new respect for thunderstorms since he was struck by a bolt of lightning Tuesday during a storm in Kansas City, Mo.
LOCAL TEACHERS HOPE TO SHARE JAPAN INSIGHTS
July 12, 1990
Although the world’s seven leading democracies wrapped up their five-day economic summit on Wednesday, one economic concern of the United States undoubtedly will continue for some time: How to better compete with the economically successful Japanese? Some local educators hope their recent trip to Japan will help today’s students understand Japanese culture, thus helping tomorrow’s leaders understand Japan’s economic competitiveness.