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HOW TEMPUS FUGITS!
June 1, 1990
Time has such an elusive way of slipping through our fingers, and a recent observance in Boston reiterated that perplexing tendency. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and other family members observed the 73rd anniversary of slain President John F. Kennedy’s birth by unveiling an eight-foot statue of the state’s famed and controversial native son.
HASKELL PLANS
June 1, 1990
It never hurts to think big. After a long-range planning retreat last weekend, members of a task force emerged with some big ideas about the future of Haskell Indian Junior College most notably an idea about making Haskell more than a junior college.
UNJUSTIFIED SENTENCE
June 1, 1990
Dear Editor: On May 23, District Judge James Paddock sentenced Mark Creamer to six months in jail for possession of less than one marijuana cigarette. To justify this excessive penalty Judge Paddock stated that Mr. Creamer had “no respect for the law,” and banged his gavel, sending a father of six children to a harsher punishment than most second-time drunk drivers receive. In an amazing lapse of jurisprudence, a grave injustice was done to Mark, his family, his friends and our community.
TEACHER APPRECIATED
June 1, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: The South Junior High School vocal music students and their parents will greatly miss choral director Teresa Watson, who has recently resigned to move with her husband to Wichita. For the past four years, many students at South have been privileged to sing under the direction of Mrs. Watson, recently honored as a distinguished teacher in the Presidential Scholars Program.
S WET WEATHER EVIDENT IN DECLINE IN CITY WATER USE
June 1, 1990
Rain and plenty of it was the big weather story for the month of May. Moisture for the month was more than twice the norm, causing mowers to get behind in their work, keeping farmers out of their fields and resulting in a significant decrease in the city’s water usage compared with May a year ago.
WELLSVILLE TO CONSIDER FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS
June 1, 1990
The Wellsville City Council on Thursday scheduled a special meeting to discuss the possibility of building a new city fire department. City Clerk Donna Reed said this morning that council members set the meeting for 7 p.m. Monday in the city water department building.
FILLING THE BALLOTS
June 1, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: If the primary elections were held today, Lawrence voters would have less choice than their counterparts in the Soviet Union. Unless more candidates file by the June 11 deadline, we voters will have no choice in five of the six primaries on Aug. 7.
DISTINGUISHED PROF APPOINTED AT KU
June 1, 1990
Valentino J. Stella, a Kansas University pharmaceutical chemistry professor, has been named a university distinguished professor. Stella’s research centers on the application of physical organic chemistry principles to the problems of drug delivery systems.
EDITOR AT MUSEUM LEAVING HER POST
June 1, 1990
Carol Shankel, the managing editor and public relations director for the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, will resign from the post, effective July 1. The museum is now searching for her successor in hopes of picking a replacement by the end of the summer, Shankel said Thursday.
WINT WINTER
June 1, 1990
Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, jokingly calls it his “greatest legislative achievement.” Winter was referring to letters sent to local media this week by Senate President Bud Burke, R-Leawood, giving special recognition to senators for their attendance record during roll call votes in the 1990 legislative session.
JAY FRANKLIN DRAKE
June 1, 1990
Memorial services for Jay Franklin Drake, 85, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home, Lawrence, with the Rev. Rod Hinkle officiating. He was cremated. Mr. Drake died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ARTHUR PORTERS SALE STILL PENDING
June 1, 1990
A new closing date has been set for the sale of the building that formerly housed the Arthur Porters restaurant, 1511 W. 23rd, the buyer and seller said today. The owner, Bob Schumm, said the contract will be signed on Wednesday, rather than today as previously announced.
BEQUEST TO FUND KUMC RESEARCH
June 1, 1990
The Kansas University Endowment Association has received a bequest of nearly $30,000 from the estate of the late Ernest W. Letzig, Mission Hills, that will benefit the Kansas University Medical Center, according to Dr. D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor for the medical center. The gift will provide funds for pulmonary disease research.
KARLIN ON ACADEMIC TEAM
June 1, 1990
Kansas center fielder Pat Karlin, a senior who shattered school records for stolen bases, has been named third-team academic All-American. Karlin, KU’s all-time stolen base leader, swiped 42 bases in 53 attempts this year. He was second on the team in batting (.339) and hits (65). In the fall semester, he earned a 3.33 grade-point-average in business and advertising.
PETITION DRIVE NETS MORE THAN 12,000 SIGNATURES
June 1, 1990
Harold Leach’s monthlong petition drive calling for a renewed investigation into the disappearance of his son has drawn to a close. Leach, who has been displeased with the local investigation, conducted the drive in an effort to prompt law enforcement officials to look deeper into his son’s disappearance.
SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION
June 1, 1990
Effective Sunday, the suggested home delivery rate and single-copy prices for the Journal-World will be increased. The new suggested home delivery rate will be $7.15 for four weeks, an increase of 35 cents. The suggested rate for motor route delivery will be $7.60 for four weeks, also an increase of 35 cents.
HABITAT TO BUY DAMAGED HOME
June 1, 1990
Members of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity expect to have a second home available for a family in need of housing sooner than previously expected. While work is continuing on construction of a new Habitat home at 2701 Harper, the Rev. John Gingerich, president of the organization, said today that they are nearing agreement with a Lawrence couple for purchase of a home in East Lawrence “at a very reduced price.”
KU REPORTS GRADE POINTS
June 1, 1990
A total of 126 Kansas University student-athletes received grade point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring semester, the school’s sports information office announced today. KU’s women’s swim, golf, tennis, track and volleyball teams posted GPAs of 3.0 or better. Among the men’s teams, the swimmers earned the highest GPA at 2.91.
CHAMBER GIVES APPROVAL FOR FILM
June 1, 1990
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors has given the go-ahead for production of a new promotional film for Lawrence and Douglas County. “We are really excited about this production,” Gary Toebben, president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, said today.
ARTS SUPPORT
June 1, 1990
Dear Editor: We are writing to ask the people of Lawrence to help save the National Endowment for the Arts. Members of Congress are receiving thousands of letters and postcards from those opposed to the NEA reauthorization. It is essential that members of Congress hear that federal support for the arts is important to the quality of life in our community.
STUDENTS PUT NEW SPIN ON GEOGRAPHY AT LOCAL SCHOOL
June 1, 1990
A group of Schwegler School third-graders countered critics of U.S. education Thursday with some rhyming lines and a funky beat. The students in Mary Alice Armstrong’s class performed a “geography rap” for parents and peers and demonstrated that U.S. students aren’t as ignorant about geography as some recent studies might indicate.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ON HUNGER STRIKE
June 1, 1990
Congressional candidate Mark Creamer, jailed on a marijuana possession charge, is continuing his campaign for legalization of the drug by conducting a hunger strike. In a telephone interview from his Douglas County Jail cell today, Creamer said he was in the eighth day of only consuming water.
ROBBIE GETZ
June 1, 1990
Kansas spelling champion and local eighth-grader Robbie Getz had a throat infection during this year’s National Spelling Bee, but it was a different kind of infection that knocked him out of the competition Thursday. Robbie was in the sixth round of the bee when he misspelled “brucellosis,” a bacterial infection that causes fever. His rendition of the word was “brucilisosis.”
FOR THE RECORD
June 1, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
POLICE CORPS PLAN NEARING VOTE
June 1, 1990
After nearly a decade of lobbying and discussion, a plan that would entice young people to become police officers by paying for their college educations is nearing a vote in Congress. But don’t expect substantial changes locally if the proposal passes, Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said. Olin said the plan will be most attractive to large, inner-city police departments that are battling an overwhelming level of serious crime and have no time or manpower to handle lower-level duties.
ANSWER AVAILABLE
June 1, 1990
Dear Editor: In keeping up with the community problems we now face, it amazes me how soon people seem to forget. An answer to the cries of government funding cuts which makes it difficult for parents to afford a place for their child during the summer, the plea for a facility where children with too much free time can go during the summer hours and a program that will keep children from wandering the neighborhood already exists.
KU NOW PLANNING SCALED-DOWN ARTS CENTER
June 1, 1990
Kansas University is completing negotiations with a construction company that will build a scaled-down performing arts center for $14.3 million, officials said today. Talks with Universal Construction Co., Kansas City, Kan., began in January after all bids for the Lied Center came in above the original budget of $13.1 million.
FAVORITE SON BRINGS RUNNING MATE HOME
June 1, 1990
About 60 people filled a meeting room at Eudora City Hall Thursday night to see Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nestor Weigand Jr. introduce his newly announced running mate, Rep. David Miller, R-Eudora. But Weigand acknowledged that Miller, who has represented Eudora and the 43rd District for 10 years, needed no introduction in his hometown.
PROGRESS SEEN IN DETENTION CENTER ISSUE
June 1, 1990
The first substantial step toward realization of a juvenile detention center for northeast Kansas was completed Thursday with the conclusion of a regional conference, county and state officials said. “I’m pleased and a little bit excited because now it looks a little more possible,” said Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson, who chaired the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Conference.
KC HAS NUCLEUS BUILT FROM DRAFTS
June 1, 1990
The Royals employ 23 full-time and 29 part-time scouts. Throw in scouting director Art Stewart and that’s 53 people mandated to maintain excellence via the draft. Is all the money spent on perusing potential worth it? It must be. Few teams with a history of scrimping on scouting bureaus have ever won championships. Certainly, no franchise has ever maintained a tradition of winning without informed drafting.
DUSTIN F. GENTRY
June 1, 1990
Private services are planned for Dustin Fredric Gentry, infant son of Clinton and Vanessa Gentry, Kansas City, Kan., who died Sunday at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 10.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 1, 1990
ADMISSIONS Henry Dehn, Quenemo; Paula Johnson, Baldwin.
BAKER UNIVERSITY GIVEN $2.7 MILLION
June 1, 1990
Baker University officials on Thursday announced the school’s largest gift ever a $2.7 million donation from a couple who never set foot on the Baldwin campus during their lives. The gift brings phase one of the college’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign to 84 percent of its goal. The Bridge Fund, which is the three-year, first phase of Campaign 21, now stands at $5.8 million, which is 84 percent of the $6.9 million goal, according to John Fuller, Baker’s director of information.
JUDGE ORDERS THREE TO STAND TRIAL FOR ARMED ROBBERY OF RESTAURANT
June 1, 1990
Lawrence police officers testified Thursday in Douglas County District Court that three men accused of robbing a local restaurant on May 13 confessed to the crime shortly after they were arrested. The testimony came in the third and final day of a preliminary hearing for the men, Southakone Senthavy, 18, and Saymoung Suady, 19, both of Independence, Mo., and Phaly Sok, 19, Kansas City, Mo.
PARKWAY, SALES TAX ELECTION HIGHLIGHT CITY AGENDA
June 1, 1990
Land-use criteria for the proposed eastern parkway will come again before the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday. A split commission voted May 22 to defer consideration of the parkway’s proposed “18 criteria” until after a city-county study session that’s scheduled for Monday afternoon. The land-use and design criteria for the parkway, which would link downtown Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 near East Hills Business Park, were recommended to the city by a citizens task force.
LOCAL PRIEST NAMED TO DISCLOSURE BOARD
June 1, 1990
The Rev. Vincent Krische was surprised when Atty. Gen. Robert Stephan called him Tuesday. Krische, 52, was appointed by Stephan to the Kansas Public Disclosure Commission, which enforces ethics, campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws.