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IN EDUCATION
July 15, 1990
Analysts point out that America’s teaching force is aging, and reformers fear the trend may thwart a desired drive toward needed school improvement. This year’s retirement roster for the Lawrence school system, for example, includes 22 experienced people, many of whom have been active in the local district for two decades or more. Two valid questions: 1. Have they been a part of what some perceive as a deterioration of the U.S. education system? (The evidence is against that.) 2. Have the local retirees been instrumental in keeping our school system as good as it is (and it is good)? If so, are there enough good people “on the way up” to fill the void created by the retirees? Further, will existing teachers or newer ones be the key figures in the reform movement?
DEAN OFFERS REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
July 15, 1990
Ethics. Global thinking. Speed in developing new products. Quality. Those four ingredients are essential for success in today’s business world, says the new dean of Kansas University’s School of Business. Joe Bauman, who assumed his business school duties at the beginning of this month, brings his ideas fresh from the field.
MISSOURI GUITARIST MAKES GREAT JAZZ
July 15, 1990
QUESTION AND ANSWER, Pat Metheny (Geffen Records): What a session! The great Pat Metheny, the 35-year-old Lee’s Summit, Mo., native, is a guitar superstar whose musical compass swings through virtually all modern jazz and contemporary pop idioms. Incredibly, Metheny always sounds like Metheny, regardless of context. Like the great legends of jazz, and virtually every other musical genre, Metheny has a readily identifiable signature sound and approach.
FOR THE RECORD
July 15, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
UTILITY BILLS ARE UNPREDICTABLE AS THE WEATHER
July 15, 1990
Mother Nature has been sending mixed signals. Last Sunday, the mercury rose to a sweltering 97, but reached only 69 Thursday. But the weather, be it hot and sultry or cool and wet, affects more than local residents’ comfort. It also determines the size of utility bills.
TAX CREDIT TURNS CITY INTO LENDER, PROF SAYS
July 15, 1990
City officials will have to perform more like bankers to take advantage of a relatively new tax credit program being used by investors in low-or moderate-income housing construction, a Kansas University professor says. “You’ve got to figure out how much money the investor is going to make in tax credits and how much the city has to cover,” said Kirk McClure, KU assistant professor of architechture and urban design.
DOROTHY MAYSE
July 15, 1990
Services for Dorothy Lee Mayse, 58, of Springdale, Ark., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with the Rev. Ronald Long officiating. Burial will be at the Friendship Cemetery in Springdale. She died Friday at the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., after a long illness.
July 15, 1990
A Lawrence city commissioner wants the city to discuss ways to use money from a state highway grant in one of his pet projects, the eastern parkway. Commissioner Bob Schumm says he wants to make sure that the parkway, which would connect downtown Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 near the East Hills Business Park, isn’t slighted at the expense of the south Lawrence trafficway. He’ll bring his concerns to the table during Tuesday’s commission meeting, 6:35 p.m. at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
CLAUDE WINN JR.
July 15, 1990
Services for Claude Winn Jr., 81, Kansas City, Kan., will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 9200 Parallel, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Winn died Thursday at his home.
BARBARA E. CLASON
July 15, 1990
A memorial service for Barbara E. Clason, 74, Lawrence, will be 4 p.m. Monday in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. The Rev. James Mahon will officiate. Burial will be in Duncan, Okla. Miss Clason died Friday at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room.
CHILDREN STRAIN RESOURCES
July 15, 1990
In agency jargon, they are referred to as “NANs” children “not abused or neglected,” but who nonetheless come under the care of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The number of these children, the majority of whom are teen-agers, has increased rapidly and is straining an SRS system already overburdened with the investigation of child abuse and neglect cases, according to officials in the Lawrence SRS office.
ALTA M. JOHNSON
July 15, 1990
Services for Alta M. Johnson, 57, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
ANNUAL SPORTS CAMP HONES SKILLS OF SPECIAL OLYMPIANSCOACHES
July 15, 1990
For special olympian Leroy Leffler, the 1990 Kansas Special Olympics Sports Camp at Kansas University put him back in touch with friends from the past as well as gymnastics, a sport he was introduced to in high school. “Hopefully this will get my confidence up, where I’ll say `Hey, I can compete in gymnastics,’” Leffler said.
AREA ARTIST EXPLORES THE OUTDOORS
July 15, 1990
The bright colors that streak the white backgrounds of Barbara Hawkins’ new paintings belie her work’s overall quietness and sadness. Most of her watercolors now on display at the Kellas Gallery show rolling hills suggested by streaks of green and yellow, beneath a passive, nearly empty white sky. Occasionally, the outside is seen in square fragments through a painted door or window.
NOTES AND QUOTES . . .
July 15, 1990
Milt Newton scored 22 points and hit 4-of-8 three-pointers for the East squad in Wednesday’s WBL All-Star basketball game in Las Vegas. Cedric Hunter scored four points for the West. The game’s MVP was Vince Askew, the former Memphis State guard whose recruitment helped put the Jayhawks on probation in ‘88. Askew scored a game-high 24 points… . It’s not official yet, but the consensus around Oklahoma is that tailback Mike Gaddis will miss the 1990 football season because of the knee injury he suffered last October against Texas…
4 SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING STABBING
July 15, 1990
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was stabbed twice and four suspects were apprehended when a fight broke out following a car accident at the intersection of 19th and Haskell Streets at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. According to the victim’s wife, the victim and his family were heading east on 19th Street and stopped behind two other vehicles at a stop sign at the Haskell intersection. A group of men from the first car jumped out and started yelling at people in a van stopped in front of the victim’s car.
SCI-FI AUTHORS HOLD THE LINE AGAINST FANTASY, POPULAR PAP
July 15, 1990
Armor, horses and magic may replace spacesuits, rayguns and hard science in the hearts of readers at least that’s the fear of several science ficiton writers meeting this weekend in Lawrence. “In 1989, the number of fantasy books published exceeded the number of science fiction books for the first time,” said James Gunn, a Kansas University professor and science fiction author. “In fantasy, the emphasis is on wish fulfillment in a world that’s opposed to the rules of cause and effect. Science fiction has always been rooted in cause and effect.”
LAWRENCE NATIVE EYES POLITICAL CAREER
July 15, 1990
Back in Lawrence for his first visit since 1980, Roffle Mayes Miller Jr. said he recognized the warmth and friendliness of the city but not the city itself because of tremendous growth. Members of the Lawrence High School class of 1970 who are holding their 20-year reunion this weekend might say something similar about Miller. Miller said he no longer is the “wild and crazy guy” he was in high school but a Washington, D.C., businessman who is in his first major political race.
SOFTWARE TO HELP FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE CHEMICAL FIRESSPILLS
July 15, 1990
The safety of Lawrence firefighters and the public should be greatly improved in an emergency with the help a new computer software program being implemented by the fire department. “It’a pretty slick deal, and we’re real excited about it,” said Maj. Rich Barr, Lawrence fire marshal and coordinator of the Emergency Information System.
MEMORIAL STADIUM CARPET SELLS FAST
July 15, 1990
No one will confuse them with chunks of the Berlin Wall, but bits, pieces and rolls of KU’s old Memorial Stadium artificial turf have sold quickly. “We’ve got all the rolls stacked up, and all but two are sold,” said Floyd Temple, KU’s assistant athletic director for operations.
NEW TESTS GUARD BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AGAINST VIRUS
July 15, 1990
Despite recent media reports, blood that has been tainted by the AIDS virus is unlikely to infect people through transfusions because testing and screening methods have improved during the last five years, regional health officals said. Bill Coenen, administrator for the Community Blood Bank of Greater Kansas City, said media reports last week on cases involving the transfusion of tainted blood were “unfair” because the cases occurred several years ago.
ALLAN WEINSTEIN
July 15, 1990
Services for Allan Weinstein, 60, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Weinstein died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
OLD TIRES BRING NEW PROBLEMS
July 15, 1990
If you’re looking to get rid of old tires, be prepared to find some storage space because fewer tire dealers are accepting them and city sanitation crews aren’t picking them up, at least for the time being. City officials, local tire dealers and other business managers are concerned that tires will soon begin stacking up in Lawrence and other areas, creating mesquito breeding grounds and fire hazards.
CLASS D TITLE WON BY DCAT
July 15, 1990
It’s tough to beat any softball team that slugs 22 hits in a seven-inning game. “If we could get 22 hits every game, we’d do very well,” said Douglas County Abstract and Title player/coach Norm Slade.
GOAL
July 15, 1990
Recipients of public assistance will be able to train for jobs that pay more than the minimum wage under a new program to be offered by the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. “If you don’t earn at least three times what you earn on welfare, you’re not going to make it,” Richard Jackson, ECKAN executive director said of his clients’ efforts to get off of financial assistance.
KU SUMMER CAMPS
July 15, 1990
Whack those tennis balls, tootle on a horn or “fly” into space. Cozy down for a good read, perfect the butterfly stroke or explore darkest Africa. Bring on the children.
HEAT, HOLIDAY OFTEN TRIGGER BATTERING
July 15, 1990
Hot weather and a recent holiday it’s a not-so-perfect combination for domestic violence, according to Pam Detrixhe, board president of Women’s Transitional Care Services. With the recent Fourth of July holiday, Detrixhe said she expects WTCS to be especially busy with calls on their crisis line and abused women coming to the shelter.
MASON ANGERED BY SLATE
July 15, 1990
Glen Mason sees red when he glances at this fall’s Kansas football schedule. “Whoever made up our schedule would not want to take credit for it. Obviously the person knew nothing about football,” Mason said. “That schedule was made before I was on the scene or (athletic director) Bob Frederick.”
FOR LHS
July 15, 1990
The Lawrence school district’s proposed second high school would be comparable to Lawrence High School in terms of square footage and several of its specialized facilities, preliminary plans show. Dale Glenn of PKG Design Group, the architectural firm designing the second high school, told the Lawrence school board last week that the school presently is projected to have 265,000 square feet. LHS is slightly smaller at 263,200 square feet.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 15, 1990
DISMISSALS Nancy Fallon and baby boy, Topeka; baby boy Goodman, 1821 W. 26th.