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PLAYBOY OFFER TURNED DOWN BY WILLIAMS
June 13, 1990
Playboy Magazine wanted to honor Roy Williams as its 1992-93 college basketball coach of the year. But the editors had to settle for Kentucky’s Rick Pitino after Kansas University’s coach respectfully declined.
FULL BALLOTS
June 13, 1990
Area residents have done a relatively good job of filling the ballots for the upcoming legislative and county commission elections. Primary elections are slated in every area legislative race, and some good candidates have come forward to challenge incumbents and run for open seats. Both Republicans and Democrats are running in all the races.
ART ALLOCATION
June 13, 1990
Although Lawrence has traditionally shown strong support for the arts, the Lawrence City Commission probably was wise to balk at allocating about $34,000 under its “percentage for art” program. The program allows the city to set aside up to 2 percent of the cost of some public improvement projects to purchase artworks for public places. During a study session Monday, the Lawrence Arts Commission laid claim to 2 percent of the city’s $1.7 million expenditure in 1989 for the parking facility at the Riverfront Plaza shopping center by submitting a budget request for $34,749.
FOR THE RECORD
June 13, 1990
Law enforcement report Condition reports
SLATTERY SEEKS MORE FUNDS FOR HASKELL
June 13, 1990
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., said today that he will ask Congress to increase appropriations to Haskell Indian Junior College by more than 50 percent, bringing funding to $12 million. Slattery, whose district includes Lawrence, said he requested a $4.2 million increase for next fiscal year to improve the college’s building and instructional budget.
FEWER NEW HOMES AUTHORIZED IN MAY
June 13, 1990
Despite a dip in the number of building permits issued for single-family homes in May, local construction still appears “steady” for the year, says Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. “I’d say it’s steady. Everybody’s still working. There’s not anybody looking for work in the construction area as far as single-family homes,” Shaughnessy said.
SOME ADVICE FOR A SUCCESSUL UNIVERSITY CAREER
June 13, 1990
As a professor emeritus who has survived 40 years of teaching and research, the last 17 of them at KU, I’d like to comment on Tim Carpenter’s article re: “Publish or perish at KU.” As at least one of KU’s chancellors has publicly stated, the difference between a small liberal arts college and a university is the research done at the latter.
DONALD L. SMYTH
June 13, 1990
Services for Donald L. Smyth, 56, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Smyth died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was born May 30, 1934, in Beloit.
LUCILLE HALDERMAN
June 13, 1990
Services for Lucille Halderman, 84, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Halderman died Tuesday at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.
SERIOUS CRIMES IN KANSAS DECLINE 4.8%
June 13, 1990
Serious crime in Kansas decreased 4.8 percent from the last quarter of 1989 to the first quarter of this year, while Lawrence posted a larger decrease of 12.2 percent, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Tuesday. Violent crime dropped 4.7 percent and property crimes also declined 4.8 percent, giving the state an overall crime rate drop of 4.8 percent.
SENATOR PLANS TO TALK TO AIDE ABOUT REMARK
June 13, 1990
Sen. Bob Dole says one of his aides appears to have made “inappropriate” remarks last week when he referred to hangings in response to a question about Marion Barry, the black mayor of Washington, D.C. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Kansas Republican said he knows aide Greg Schnacke regrets what he said and that he planned to talk to Schnacke about it.
BOARD DISCUSSES USE FOR ROOMS
June 13, 1990
McLouth School Board members on Tuesday discussed how to use four vacant classrooms at the high school. Myrtice Fuqua, board clerk, said today that board members discussed several options at length, but failed to agree on a use for the rooms.
HENRY GENES DID GENERATION JUMP
June 13, 1990
I’m sure if I asked 10 people on the street who Patrick Henry was, at least nine would identify him as the famous patriot who fearlessly begged for liberty or eternity. But a contemporary Patrick Henry is making a name for himself, too. This Henry’s battle cry could very well be: “Give me the NCAA Outdoor championship trophy, or give me a lump of coal.”
AWARD
June 13, 1990
Douglas County, including the cities of Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora are finalists for the Kansas Cavalry’s annual community achievment award, which will awarded Friday at the cavalry’s “encampment” in Lawrence. Gov. Mike Hayden will announce the winner of the award Friday night at the cavalry’s annual banquet, which will be held at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 W. McDonald Dr.
MAN, 19, INJURED IN DIVING MISHAP
June 13, 1990
Quick work by two women apparently saved the life of a 19-year-old Topeka man who was injured in a diving accident Tuesday at Clinton Lake, Douglas County sheriff’s officers reported today. A sheriff’s report this morning indicated that the victim, Scott Snook, walked into Clinton Lake about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday and made a pike dive into shallow water.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 13, 1990
DISMISSALS Frederick Coffman, Rt. 4; Dena Schmitz and baby boy, 2115 E. 18th.
SECTION OF STORY DELETED
June 13, 1990
Because of a computer error, several sentences were eliminated from the last part of a story on temporary service agencies in Sunday’s business section of the Journal-World. The parts of the story that were cut provided information about Kelly Temporary Services and Temporary Health Employment Management. Because of the deletion, the story wrongly indicated that Barbara Hesse-Weaver handles the public relations for Kelly, rather than for T.H.E.M.
CITY VOTE FAVORS CHURCH DEMOLITION
June 13, 1990
After more than two years of legal battles, Allen Realty Inc. is on the verge of being able to demolish a 120-year-old church building at 11th and New Hampshire. A split Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday found “no feasible and prudent alternative” to tearing down the Old English Lutheran Church, 1040 N.H. That finding opens the door for the city building inspector to issue a permit to Allen Realty for demolition of the church building.
PROPERTY OWNERS CUT FROM PARKING LOT PLAN
June 13, 1990
Persistence paid off for a group of property owners in the 600 block of Kentucky. The property owners, in their second attempt in a week, convinced the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday that they shouldn’t be included in a benefit district being formed for construction of a parking lot on the south side of Sixth Street between Kentucky and Vermont streets.
RESULTS
June 13, 1990
Kansas Parole Board Director Micah Ross on Tuesday announced the results of parole hearings held in May for inmates who were convicted in local courts. The following is a list of inmates convicted in Douglas County or neaby counties, the charges of which they were convicted, their place of incarceration in May and the outcome of their parole hearings:
TWO JEFFERSON COUNTY MEN PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO FELONY DRUG CHARGES
June 13, 1990
Two Jefferson County men arrested June 3 at Perry Lake on felony drug charges have pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court. Robert R. “Rick” Weeks, 36, rural Oskaloosa, and Daniel C. Easum, 38, rural Perry, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to sell. Weeks also was indicted for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction. Weeks also pleaded not guilty to the second charge.
CITY OKS ABATEMENT FOR DAVOL EXPANSION
June 13, 1990
Davol Inc., in the midst of a multimillion dollar expansion of its East Lawrence production facilities, on Tuesday won approval from the Lawrence City Commission for a tax abatement that would save the company an estimated $890,000 in property taxes over a 10-year period. The commission voted 4-1 in favor of the request, which grants an abatement on buildings, machinery and equipment related to the second phase of the expansion.
CANDIDATE CONTINUES HIS HUNGER STRIKE AT JAIL
June 13, 1990
A Lawrence congressional candidate who is serving a sentence for possessing marijuana is continuing his hunger strike in the Douglas County Jail, Sheriff Loren Anderson said today. “He reported to us that he’s still not eating,” Anderson said of Mark Creamer, who has said he began the hunger strike May 25 as part of a campaign to legalize marijuana.
DESPITE DOUBTERS, ROY INTENDS TO WIN
June 13, 1990
Although some Kansas Republican leaders have said Dr. Bill Roy’s third attempt at joining the U.S. Senate is symbolic and the retired Topeka physician doesn’t have much chance, Roy himself says he is in the race to win. Roy filed Monday as the second Democratic challenger for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Nancy Kassebaum for the last 12 years. He will meet Dick Williams, a Wichita teacher, in the August 7 Democratic primary.
FORMER JOURNALISTS RETURN TO CAMPUS
June 13, 1990
Today’s television-dominated information age has produced short sound bites and trivialization of the news, making for bad journalism, according to a group of Kansas University journalism alumni. And reporting, writing and editing have not necessarily gotten better with the advent of computers, video display terminals and split-second communications, they said.
DEPARTMENTS BEGIN MOVING TO NEARLY FINISHED DOLE CENTER
June 13, 1990
Paul Diedrich expressed nothing but superlatives Tuesday about the Robert Dole Human Development Center at Kansas University. “It’s great, fantastic, wonderful,” Diedrich, associate director of the KU Bureau of Child Research, said in his new office at the center.
FUTURE
June 13, 1990
Bill Crawford thinks accessibility is so important in his new job as Tonganoxie city administrator that he put his desk right next to the front door of city hall. Crawford said his being accessible by the public is even more important since he is the town’s first-ever administrator.
PANEL SUPPORTS MERGER OF PROGRAMS
June 13, 1990
A task force will recommend to the Kansas Board of Regents this month that a $10 million package be put together to finance the merger of Kansas College of Technology in Salina and Kansas State University’s engineering technology program. Stanley Koplik, regents executive director, said today that the task force will recommend June 28 that the merger be accomplished with an enlarged campus at KCT, located on grounds of the old Schilling Air Force Base on the southwest edge of Salina.
COUNTY EXPECTED TO RECEIVE SIZABLE GRANT TO BATTLE DRUGS
June 13, 1990
More drug dealers will be taken off the streets as a result of $2.3 million worth of anti-drug grants to Kansas law enforcement agencies, Gov. Mike Hayden said Tuesday. “Kansas citizens can expect to see significant increases in drug arrests and prosecutions as a result of these grants,” Hayden said at a news conference.
S NEVER TOO LATE FOR SCHOOL
June 13, 1990
For anyone who regrets never having earned a high school diploma, Martha Baker is here to say that it’s never too late to try. Baker, 49, came to Lawrence in September just to visit her sister-in-law. But Thursday night, she’ll be one of about 125 people recognized for passing the General Education Development test and earning the equivalent of a high school degree.
UNIVERSITY REINSTATES OFFICIAL
June 13, 1990
A Kansas University official who was dismissed from his job May 23 has been rehired by the university. But Tom Anderson, the former director of KU facilities operations, is not scheduled to return to the facilities operations department, according to Richard Mann, director of information resources.
T OVER, OFFICIAL SAYS
June 13, 1990
Bailing out the savings and loan industry has been a $50 billion headache for the country and the number of failed thrifts is expected to grow before it’s all over, a federal official told a gathering of Kansas bankers Wednesday in Lawrence. “Managing a conservatorship is a thankless job,” said James Thompson, deputy director of the Kansas City, Mo. office of the Resolution Trust Corp. “This is like being deck hand on the Titantic. This is a ship that’s going down and there’s no lifeboats.”