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KENNEDYS HONOR ANN TURNBULL FOR PRACTICAL WORK ON DISABLED
July 16, 1990
Ann Turnbull, co-director of Kansas University’s Beach Center on Families and Disability, believes her research on coping with disabilities can be much more useful if academicians aren’t the only ones reading about it. Because of that, she has tried to make her findings relevant to people’s everyday lives by taking them beyond scholarly journals and into the hands of families and policy-makers.
GET THE TRAFFICWAY GOING
July 16, 1990
It appears the time has come for responsible, forward-looking city officials and responsible, forward-looking citizens to do what is necessary to help the city move ahead rather than to allow the community to continue to tread water and be the hostage of those who have stalled the city’s growth primarily for their own selfish reasons. Last week, the Kansas Supreme Court cleared the way for the city and county to take one more step forward in helping make the southwest trafficway a reality. A good share of the funding is available for the badly needed trafficway, and now it is time for action.
FOUR LOCAL RESIDENTS STABBED DURING FIGHTS
July 16, 1990
Four Lawrence residents were injured and six other people were arrested in connection with four stabbing incidents this weekend in the city. The most serious incident occurred at 10:38 p.m. Saturday, when a 26-year-old Lawrence man was stabbed in the back and side and beaten in the parking lot of the E-Z Shop convenience store at 1900 Haskell.
S JOHANNING ATTENDS OLYMPIC CAMP
July 16, 1990
Stan Johanning of Baldwin was one of 12 high school javelin throwers who was invited to attend a techniques camp at the U.S. Olympic training facility here last week. Johanning, who threw a personal best 204-0 at the state track and field meet in May, was accompanied by Baldwin High weights coach Ted Zuzzio. The 6-1, 185-pound Johanning will be a senior at Baldwin High.
WRITERS RECEIVE AWARDS FOR SCIENCE FICTION WORK
July 16, 1990
A novel about viruses and a short story about an alternate universe took top honors Saturday in two science fiction contests. “The Child Garden,” a novel by Canadian writer Geoff Ryman, won the 18th Campbell Award for the best science fiction novel of 1989.
MARY JANE GRIMES
July 16, 1990
Services for Mary Jane Grimes, 74, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, Va. The Rev. Robert B. Flannery, her nephew, of Trenton, Ill., will officiate. Burial will be in Sterling. Mrs. Grimes died at her home Saturday of cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1915, in St. Joseph, Mo., and lived there until 1987, when she moved to Virginia. Before her marriage, she was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad.
ALTA MAE JOHNSON
July 16, 1990
Services for Alta Mae Johnson, 57, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a sudden illness.
IMPRESSED VISITOR
July 16, 1990
Dear Editor: I had the unexpected pleasure of enjoying downtown Lawrence in June for several days as a guest of Kansas University. I hope your citizens realize that downtown Lawrence is a treasure an endangered species that is rare to find in America today. The downtown mix of retail, restaurants, movies, parks, river and outlet mall is wonderful. The Eldridge Hotel and pocket park is delightful, and the retail merchants are exactly what visitors look for friendly and helpful.
OLATHE DROPS HAWKS TWICE
July 16, 1990
There’s no secret, Jason Patchen said, why the Lawrence Hawks dropped a doubleheader on Sunday at Ice Field. “We just didn’t play very well,” the Legion player said. “We weren’t intense the whole game, and when you’re not intense, there’s not a whole lot you can do.”
S JORDAN SCORES 24, BIGWINS
July 16, 1990
Kansas guard Adonis Jordan led five players who scored in double figures as the Big Eight Select Team capped its Spanish tour with a 141-78 rout of Spain’s Junior National Team this weekend. Jordan, a sophomore-to-be from Reseda, Calif., scored 24 points to pace the league select squad, which led the Spaniards 74-36 at half time in Saturday’s game.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 16, 1990
DISMISSALS Lyvonne Sweeden, 1225 N.J.
MAUPINTOUR TAMES OUTLAWS
July 16, 1990
The Maupintour Travellers turned a double play in the ninth inning to kill a rally and clip the Topeka Outlaws, 2-1, in semi-pro baseball Sunday at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium. With runners at first and third and one out, reliever Lance Niles induced a grounder to shortstop Mark Gile, and Gile flipped to second baseman Mitch Wiles, who turned the twin killing.
VFW EARNS CROWN IN HOLCOM LEAGUE
July 16, 1990
VFW swept a doubleheader from Sallie Mae on Saturday night and clinched the Holcom League championship. VFW wound up with a 16-4 record in the baseball league for 13-15-year-olds after posting 11-2 and 11-4 triumphs in rainout makeup contests at Holcom Complex.
CAMPAIGN PLEDGES
July 16, 1990
Dear Editor: “Read my lips.” Presidential candidate Bush makes a political statement he knows to be totally absurd, but it sounds great. He waves the flag’ the election wasn’t even close.
19-YEAR-OLD MAN DROWNS SUNDAY
July 16, 1990
A 19-year-old Leavenworth man drowned Sunday while swimming near a boat dock at Lake Dabinawa, Jefferson County sheriff’s officers reported today. In a press release, officials said Nathaniel B. Garrettee leaped into the lake from either the dock or a boat, lost his life preserver and sank below the surface about 6:15 p.m.
S PEAK ELECTRIC LOAD
July 16, 1990
Gas Service customers who participated in voluntary load reduction programs during recent hot weather helped shave more than 150,000 kilowatts of electric load from the potential daily peak electric demand, company officials said. Peak hour electric demand is the time during the day when electric use reaches its highest point, usually between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. On July 2, the peak demand was 2,025,000 kilowatts, compared to the record peak of 2,031,000 kilowatts set in 1988.
SCHOOL LEVY SET TO RISE 4.3 PERCENT
July 16, 1990
The Lawrence school district’s proposed 1990-91 budget amounts to $38.6 million, a 4.7 percent increase over last year. However, the projected increase in the district mill levy from 66.84 mills last year to 69.7 mills the coming school year is slightly less, at 4.3 percent.
STUDENT NAMED TO ALL-STATE BAND
July 16, 1990
Saasha McReynolds, a student at Lawrence High School, has been selected to participate in the seventh annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Band July 31 through Aug. 4 at Kansas University. McReynolds will attend a five-day band camp in Lawrence with 200 other students from across Kansas. Marching band and musical instruction will be provided by the staff of KU’s Marching Jayhawks band. The students then will end the week with a parade and half-time performance at the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl Football Game Aug. 4.
BALDWIN ADDS PILOT BREAKFAST PROGRAM
July 16, 1990
Some students in the Baldwin school district will be able to eat breakfast at school before classes begin as part of the Baldwin School Board’s attempt to increase students’ learning capacities. The school board recently voted to start up two pilot breakfast programs at elementary schools in September and to begin another in October.
KU PROFESSOR STUDIES AIDS AND VOLUNTEERS
July 16, 1990
As scientists continue to study the medical side of AIDS and hope for a cure, a Kansas University professor has been analyzing the effects the epidemic has had on volunteers. Allen Omoto, assistant professor of psychology at KU, has been conducting research for about 2 years on the “Social and Psychological Aspects of AIDS Volunteerism.” During his research, Omoto and Mark Snyder, a professor at the University of Minnesota, have interviewed about 300 people in Minnesota and the Kansas City area who’ve served in some capacity as AIDS volunteers.
CITY EXPANDS RECYCLING OF LAWN WASTE, MOTOR OIL
July 16, 1990
Lawrence residents will find expanded opportunities for recycling used motor oil and composting lawn clippings. Since April, the city’s central maintenance garage has accepted motor oil from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays for collection and shipment for re-refining. This morning, recycling coordinator Patricia Marvin announced that the city is expanding the program by setting up motor oil collection carts in a pair of Lawrence parks for weekend drop offs.
T JUST ANOTHER ROAD TRIP
July 16, 1990
When I first approached the resident supervisor about the possibility, I thought she might give me THE look. She didn’t, though. She was really excited about the idea, so we spent our summer vacation sitting, for the most part, in seven minor league baseball stadiums. It would have been eight except for a rainout.
JAPAN EXECUTIVES VISITING KU CENTER
July 16, 1990
Seven representatives from Japan Tobacco Inc., one of Japan’s largest companies, are visiting Kansas University’s Higuchi Biosciences Center today. Their visit is a follow-up to a major, state-sponsored business recruiting trip taken by KU, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and state officials to Japan last fall seeking to interest pharmaceutical firms to locate in Kansas.
STUDENTS USE WEEKENDS TO RESTRELAX
July 16, 1990
Monday through Friday, about 8,000 Kansas University summer school students flock to the campus for classes and then to the library to study and later, back home to study some more. When the weekend rolls around, however, the students’ attention turns to socializing. Students say Lawrence nightlife takes on a whole new feeling during the summer.
OFFICIALS QUESTION COLLEGE NUMBERS
July 16, 1990
All six Kansas Board of Regents universities shouldn’t be rebuilt if a tornado sweeps through the state and wipes them out, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, said today. “If you were sitting down to design a university system in the state, it would not look like it is today and there would not be as many universities,” he said.