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REFUSAL TO CHANGE
June 15, 1990
Slavish devotion by politicians to forceful campaign promises has its merits, provided the promises were worthwhile and conditions do not change a lot. But this approach also can indicate traits such as inflexibility, refusal to face reality and even stupidity by office-holders. Take President Bush’s 1988 admonition to read his lips about no new taxes, for example. There now is constant speculation that the president may have to renege on his declarations to the voters, and certainly Bush will be among the first to try to prevent that. But this is 1990 and things are not what they were two years ago. Times and conditions may have changed from the way Bush and his staff read them, and if a change of heart is necessary, there should be sufficient courage and intelligence to explain that need and to make changes.
HONEST COMMUNITY
June 15, 1990
Dear Editor: On a busy afternoon last week after work, I managed to load my family but not my briefcase into the car. Upon discovering this later, I returned to the sidewalk in front of my office on Ninth Street, but found no briefcase. To make a long story short, I learned that an unknown city employee picked it up and gave it to a parking meter attendant, who in turn gave it to a Lawrence police officer who held it for me while I caught up to it.
LOCAL MUSICIANS SEE THE VALUE OF EXPERIENCE
June 15, 1990
Consider the contrast: Classical and jazz musicians expect to improve with age. But with rock bands, youth rules. The market wants the old bands to play the same and the new bands to turn everyone upside-down. Now consider the Novellas: a Lawrence-based rock band whose members range in age from 30 to 42. They say they hope to combine the freshness of new rock with the colors of experience.
S STREET PROJECTS
June 15, 1990
Street crews, hampered somewhat recently by rainy weather, will ply their trade in several parts of Lawrence in the coming week. Kelly Arnold, city management analyst, said that the rain this week has kept crews from beginning work in the 1000 block of Massachusetts, where a $60,000 street, parking, curb and crosswalk reconstruction project will take place. Arnold said the city anticipates work on the block will begin early in the week.
WRAY SERVICES
June 15, 1990
Services for Mary Catherine Mohler Wray, 89, rural Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Church south of Lawrence. The Revs. John Beeghley, Darrell Shuck, Merle Flory and Lester Flory will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery south of Lawrence. Mrs. Wray died Thursday at an Ottawa nursing home.
FOR THE RECORD
June 15, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CANDIDATE TO RESIGN FROM ORGANIZATION
June 15, 1990
Saying he wants to avoid any potential conflict of interest, Douglas County Commission candidate Ellis Hayden said this morning he planned to drop his membership in the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Hayden, 66, a veteran of two unsuccessful campaigns for Lawrence City Commission, made the statement at a news conference he called this morning at his downtown coin shop.
ZEPHYRS GO 1-1 DURING FIRST DAY AT PUEBLO MEET
June 15, 1990
Ron Oelschlager and Mike Hughes combined to hold Phoenix, Ariz., to one hit Thursday, and Lawrence’s Breakfast Optimists Zephyrs finished the first day of the 12-team Pueblo baseball tournament with a 1-1 record. Oelschlager pitched four innings, and Hughes relieved as the Zephyrs run-ruled Phoenix, 10-1. They dropped a second game, 13-5, to Lexington, Ky.
GERTRUDE MONTGOMERY
June 15, 1990
Services for Gertrude Montgomery, 94, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home Chapel in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Montgomery died Thursday at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ENDS HUNGER STRIKE
June 15, 1990
A Lawrence congressional candidate who is serving a six-month jail sentence for possession of marijuana ended a 21-day hunger strike at the Douglas County Jail by eating an orange this morning. Mark Creamer, who lost about 20 pounds on the hunger strike, said this morning that he ended it after he decided it had gone on long enough to make his point. Creamer also said an outpouring of concern for his health from his wife and friends also prompted him to begin eating again.
COUNTY LOSES SITE TO HOUSE JUVENILES
June 15, 1990
Douglas County officials have lost one of their two primary housing options for local juvenile offenders and abused or neglected children. Saline County Sheriff Darrell Wilson said today that he has closed the juvenile detention facility there to all other counties in response to a Kansas Department of Health and Environment mandate that would force officials to hire extra personnel for the facility.
CORRECTION
June 15, 1990
Because of a reporting error, a story in Thursday’s Journal-World on the band, the Novellas, gave an incorrect date. The band will open for Robert Morse on Tuesday night at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City, Mo. Also, the Novellas will open for Emmylou Harris tonight at Kansas City’s Crown Center.
PANEL RECOMMENDS BOULEVARD CHANGES
June 15, 1990
Although Jayhawk Boulevard won’t be shut down on the Kansas University campus, it may take on a different appearance in a few years if a university committee has its way. After two semesters of deliberations, the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee decided not to close the “Main Street” of the KU campus. Chaired by Tom Mulinazzi, associate dean of engineering, the committee did recommend changing the physical appearance of the boulevard. Suggestions included paving the street with a non-asphalt surface so that drivers would be forced to slow down.
LAWRENCE BOY GIVEN AWARD BY YOUTH CLUB
June 15, 1990
The first local Sir Thomas J. Lipman Award was presented to an 11-year-old Lawrence boy at the annual Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence sports banquet on Wednesday. Skyland Love, a fifth-grader at East Heights Elementary, was the recipient of the award, which is given for good sportsmanship.
EXPERTS CITE MARIJUANA HEALTH RISKS
June 15, 1990
The debate over the legalization of marijuana has moved to center stage thanks to a local congressional candidate. But the debate on the health effects of long-term marijuana use has been occupying researchers for some time. The candidate who thinks marijuana laws are unjust, Mark Creamer, is serving a six-month sentence for possession of marijuana.
HELEN B. WALLACE
June 15, 1990
Graveside services for Helen Bernice Wallace, 76, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, with the Rev. Tim Folds officiating. Mrs. Wallace died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 15, 1990
DISMISSALS Jane Ross and baby girl, 3604 Lakecrest.
SEASON WITH 10 REASONS
June 15, 1990
Ten reasons why the Royals went in the tank this season… No. 10 Free agent relief pitcher Mark Davis, the highest salaried player on the roster, won the National League Cy Young Award in 1989, but he couldn’t retire a Murderers Row of Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbechev this season.
J. LOUISE RAUSCH
June 15, 1990
Services for J. Louise Rausch, 85, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Chapel, Bonner Springs. The Rev. Charles Munson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Rausch died Thursday at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RELOCATION BUSINESS MOVES TO LAWRENCE
June 15, 1990
A new business that hopes to handle as many 1,000 executive relocations across the country this year and employ as many as 125 people within four years has hung out its shingle in Lawrence. Charter, which has been in the executive search business for five years, has formed a new relocation service and moved the company’s headquarters from Tulsa, Okla., to Lawrence, Ray Shapley, Charter’s chairman said today.
PROSECUTORS OUTLINE WAYS TO FIGHT DRUGS
June 15, 1990
Prosecutors can do a lot more in the war on drugs than simply accepting the results of police investigations and filing cases, a panel of speakers said today at the Kansas County and District Attorneys Assn. meeting. A panel consisting of attorneys and a member of Gov. Mike Hayden’s staff focused on programs and policies prosecutors have undertaken to get more of a leading role in the drug battle in their communities.
LOCAL FIESTA PREPARATIONS HEATING UP
June 15, 1990
Plans are spicing up for the annual Mexican fiesta at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. “This is the real thing,” says Loretta Chavez, who was busy mixing and tasting hot sauce on Wednesday.
CITY OFFICIALS DIVIDED ON LETTING TAXPAYERS FOOT BILL FOR JUNKETS
June 15, 1990
Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Rundle is saying thanks, but no thanks, to an opportunity to finance his trip to Eutin, West Germany, with taxpayer money. Rundle is one of four commissioners in an official delegation going to Eutin, Lawrence’s first and, currently, only sister city. About 25 Lawrence residents, including a number of the private “Friends of Eutin” group, are participating in the trip, which officially runs from Monday through next Friday.
AUTHORITIES PLEASED BY CHECKPOINT RULING
June 15, 1990
Local law enforcement officials said they are pleased with Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that said the privacy rights of motorists are not violated when officers set up roadside sobriety checkpoints. “We are not going to change our policy concerning the way we conduct driver’s license checks,” Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said today.
S RUNNING MATE TOUTS ECONOMY
June 15, 1990
While bullish on the Kansas economy, Harland E. Priddle, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor and running mate of Gov. Mike Hayden, agreed that state government will force some difficult funding choices next year. “We’ll have $254 million in reserves, but we’ll be down to $100 million or less by the end of the year,” Priddle said. “We’re going to have to be fiscally conservative.”
WINDS, RAIN BACK FOR REPLAY
June 15, 1990
A battery of thunderstorms blew through the area overnight and this morning, causing extensive damage at the Clinton Lake Marina, scattered power outages and flooding on some city streets. Weather observers say it’s likely that the storms will revisit the area tonight.
Linwood man gets replies to petition
June 15, 1990
A Linwood man’s appeal for a continued investigation into the disappearance of his son has brought a response from four of nine state and federal officials or agencies he has contacted.
GOVERNMENT BY PETITION
June 15, 1990
During a recent visit in Lawrence, State Treasurer Joan Finney, a Democratic candidate for governor, said she favored establishing a “public initiative” mechanism for Kansas voters. The move would give people the right to use petitions to place issues on the election ballot. The idea is to give the public more governmental control. In California, however, the whole practice of public initiatives apparently has gotten out of control.
LOCAL SUSPECT IS RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
June 15, 1990
A man accused of taking part in a May 13 armed robbery of a Lawrence restaurant was released Thursday from a Fort Collins, Colo., hospital where he was taken with gunshot wounds he suffered after the incident. The man, Phaymany Nouansacky, 19, Independence, Mo., had been at Poudre Valley Hospital since May 15, when he was shot three times by Wyoming Highway Patrol officers near Laramie, Wyo.