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TOUGH CRITERIA
June 7, 1990
Lawrence needs an eastern trafficway or bypass. Smooth, convenient, safe, fast-flowing traffic routes are one of the city’s greatest needs, and an eastern throughway has been needed for many years. Perhaps the adage “better late than never” is appropriate in this situation, and it is hoped the East Lawrence project will move ahead with reasonable speed. However, based on some of the criteria to be followed in determining the route of the trafficway, it would seem the engineering firm selected to develop the roadway plan is going to have to be something of a magician.
WHEAT MATURING EARLY THIS YEAR
June 7, 1990
Development of Douglas County’s wheat crop is slightly ahead of schedule, which should allow farmers to begin test-cutting their crops within two weeks, an agriculture official said. Weather permitting, the harvest should be completed by the end of June, said Jack Lindquist, Douglas County agriculture extension agent.
HOUSE PURCHASE TURNS COUNTY INTO LANDLORD
June 7, 1990
For rent: Two-bedroom house close to downtown. Rent negotiable. For details, contact … Douglas County. On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners took the first step toward becoming landlords, authorizing County Administrator Chris McKenzie to advertise a home the county recently purchased at 1120 R.I. for rent.
CITY GETS HIGH MARKS FOR PARKWAY CRITERIA
June 7, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission is receiving mostly high marks for modifying and adopting the eastern parkway criteria from the interest groups involved in the road debate. The commission 15 months after first receiving the proposed criteria from its Eastern Parkway Task Force reached consensus Tuesday on the various criteria it will forward to an engineer for use in designing the road, which is to provide a link between downtown Lawrence and Kansas Highway 10 near the East Hills Business Park.
CATHERINE HILL
June 7, 1990
Graveside services for Catherine “Katy” Hill, 86, Wellsville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wellsville Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Ackerman officiating. Mrs. Hill died Wednesday at a Wellsville nursing home.
KATHERINE TANNER
June 7, 1990
Memorial services for Katherine Keizer Tanner, 94, Kansas City, Mo., will be at noon Saturday at Newcomer’s Stine and McClure Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Robert Meneilly officiating. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Tanner died Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Kansas City, Mo.
MOVIE TO BRING GLENN CLOSE TO KANSAS
June 7, 1990
Northeast Kansas has hooked another movie, and this production will bring actress Glenn Close to the state. Production of a made-for-television movie “Sara, Plain and Tall,” being made for the “Hallmark Hall of Fame,” is expected to begin in July, said Jerry Jones, director of the Kansas Film Commission. The movie is being made for CBS television.
ATTORNEY ENTERS KANSAS HOUSE RACE
June 7, 1990
Robert Watchous, an Olathe attorney who lives just outside DeSoto, has filed as a Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives in the 43rd District. Watchous faces opposition from another Republican candidate, Eudoran Tom Pyle, in the Aug. 7 primary. Both men are vying for the seat being vacated by Rep. David Miller, R-Eudora. Miller is running for lieutenant governor as the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Nestor Weigand Jr.
JELTZ HAS PLAYED FOUR SLOTS FOR KC
June 7, 1990
Steve Jeltz has played four positions for the Royals this season. “Let’s see, third, shortstop, second and rightfield,” said the Lawrence High and Kansas University product now in his first season with the Royals after seven years with the Philadelphia Phillies.
SUMMER ENROLLMENT SETS RECORD AT KU
June 7, 1990
Summer session enrollment at Kansas University increased 5.4 percent over enrollment last summer, hitting a record 8,870 students, officials said today. The KU Office of Educational Services reported that first-day summer enrollment on all campuses was 459 students above the first-day figure in summer 1989.
DIRECTOR LEAVING BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
June 7, 1990
The executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence said he will be leaving the position a week from today and moving to Texas to start a new Boys and Girls Club. Andy Contreras, executive director of the Lawrence club since October 1986, said he will be moving to Nacogdoches, Tex., with his family.
LEGALIZING DRUGS
June 7, 1990
Dear Editor: The issue of legalization of drugs is an issue based on prejudice and misinformation. We are a society cast on the seas of chaos, because we are a growing society. The norms of the past are no longer the norms of the present.
PRESSURE
June 7, 1990
Maggie Childs knew academic research was essential to gaining tenure at Kansas University and fashioned a book about medieval Japanese fiction to achieve that goal. “Yes, publish or perish is still in force,” said Childs, who this summer becomes a tenured associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures.
UNION LAWYER SAYS EFFORTS HAMPERED
June 7, 1990
A Kansas University Nurses Assn. lawyer says legal wrangling that prevents release of a list of KU Medical Center nurses’ names and addresses is hampering efforts to communicate with members of the fledgling nurses’ union. David Hauber, a Kansas City, Kan., lawyer, said the insistence of the Kansas Department of Administration and the university on opposing issuance of the list is an attempt to damage the newly created union’s ability to function.
MEASLES CASES CONFIRMED IN COUNTY
June 7, 1990
Two suspected cases of measles in Douglas County were confirmed recently through blood test results, according to Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Schnitker said the two confirmed cases were among nine suspected cases of measles that were reported this spring in Douglas County.
S FIRST CITY ADMINISTRATOR HAPPY TO FACE CHALLENGES OF JOB
June 7, 1990
Rick Shain says he’s happy not only to be Baldwin’s city administrator but also to have been chosen as the first person ever to hold the job. “I can tailor the job to the way I feel the position ought to be,” he said Tuesday.
91 BUDGET REQUESTS PRESENTED TO COUNTY
June 7, 1990
The Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce made their budget pitches Wednesday before the Douglas County Commission. For 1991, the visiting nurses association is asking the county for $72,765, a 10 percent increase over 1990. The $72,765 represents 4.7 percent of VNA’s total proposed 1991 budget of $1,539,506. The county also is funding 4.7 percent of VNA’s budget this year, down from 4.9 percent in ‘89 and 5 percent in ‘88.
AIDS CASES NOW TOTAL 10 IN COUNTY
June 7, 1990
The number of Douglas County residents reported to have AIDS has reached 10, and seven of those people have died from the disease, the Douglas County Health Department announced Wednesday. The 10th AIDS case was reported last week, marking the first time the health department could make public the number of cases in the county.
LITTLE LOCAL EFFECT SEEN IN SRS ACTION
June 7, 1990
Although Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be affected by the announced suspension of Medicaid payments to hospitals, the severe cash flow problems in March that caused the hospital to prepare to borrow money to meet its payroll will not be repeated. Robert Ohlen, chief executive officer at LMH, said the hospital will be able to “ride out … without difficulty” the payment suspension announced Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
FOR THE RECORD
June 7, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
MARCH HONORS EISENHOWER ON 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH
June 7, 1990
James Barnes wrote a march. That’s not unusual: He often writes music for bands. It’s a straight concert march, written for a band sitting down in a hall. But what makes the march special is its reason for being to honor Dwight David Eisenhower. And Barnes knows Eisenhower, the president and general.
ENTERS HOUSE RACE
June 7, 1990
Ervin Steele has no trouble describing himself. “You could tell them I’m a 100 percent rebel,” he says.
SOLBACH FILES FOR SEVENTH TERM IN HOUSE
June 7, 1990
Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, filed today for a seventh term in the Kansas House and said experience is needed for difficult issues the Legislature faces. Solbach, a Lawrence attorney, is the only Democrat to file so far in the 45th District, which includes all of western and southern Douglas County and five precincts in Lawrence south of 23rd Street.
Petitions mailed to officials seeking further investigation
June 7, 1990
Harold Leach has mailed petitions containing more than 12,000 signatures to nine state officials, hoping the show of public support will spark a continued investigation into the disappearance of his son.
BELL CARDS HOLE-IN-ONE
June 7, 1990
Mike Bell used a sand wedge to shoot a hole-in-one Wednesday on the 90-yard, par-three eighth hole at the Orchards. Bell’s ace was witnessed by Dave Stevenson and Mike Medlen.