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STORM CAUTION
June 19, 1990
Mother Nature has made Kansans acutely aware that this is tornado season. The unofficial designation that accompanies spring in the Midwest sometimes goes virtually unnoticed. Many people have lived in the Plains states for a lifetime without so much as seeing a tornado. But this is a year to be wary.
COMMUNITY LOYALTY LED MAN TO HELP CITY
June 19, 1990
A local resident says he will finance the city’s new fire station because of his loyalty to the community of Wellsville. T.J. Bivins, a house and building mover who is in the process of retiring, said this morning that his love for the town caused him to offer to finance the $50,000 fire station building at a reduced interest rate of 8 percent.
COUNTY FAIR TO SET STAGE FOR LOCAL TALENT
June 19, 1990
Sue Booth says she never knows what to expect during auditions for the Douglas County Free Fair’s annual talent show. “We just announce the date and whoever is going to show up, shows up,” she said.
LYLE D. TUCKER
June 19, 1990
Services for Lyle D. Tucker, 37, Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hendricks Funeral Home in Quinter, followed by services at 2 p.m. Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church, Valley Falls, with the Rev. Jon Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Plum Grove Cemetery northeast of Oskaloosa. Mr. Tucker died Sunday at the Gove County Hospital in Quinter following an accident involving a horse near Quinter.
COUNCIL PLANS OPEN HOUSE FOR AGENT
June 19, 1990
The Douglas County Extension Council will hold an open house next week to honor an extension agent who is taking a job in Manhattan. The open house will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday at the Douglas County Extension Center in honor of Lindy Lindquist, who has accepted the state coordinator of 4-H events and activities job in the state 4-H office at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
LAWRENCE STILL BUILDING HOUSES AT STEADY PACE
June 19, 1990
Although national housing starts took a tumble during May, Lawrence construction crews just keep hammering away. A check with the city’s chief building inspector today indicated that local housing starts were continuing at a steady rate.
CITY OFFICIALS VISITING EUTIN
June 19, 1990
Members of a delegation from Lawrence descended Monday afternoon on Eutin, West Germany, for the start of an official visit to Lawrence’s sister city. The 25-member delegation is headed by Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith and includes Lawrence City Commissioners Mike Rundle, Bob Schumm and Bob Walters.
2 COMPANIES MAY BE FINED FOR FUEL SPILLS
June 19, 1990
Two companies could be fined $50 to $5,000 each for unrelated diesel fuel spills in area waterways, which occurred during late April. The Kaw Sand Co., 803 E. Eighth, could be fined for spilling up to 400 gallons of diesel fuel into the Kansas River in East Lawrence on April 30, when a Kaw Sand Co. fuel truck was overfilled, said Angela Termini, environmental protection assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Kansas City, Kan.
LMH BOARD TO HEAR NEWS ON FINANCES
June 19, 1990
An optimistic report on the hospital’s operating budget is one item of business scheduled to come before the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Wednesday. The trustees will meet at 9 a.m. in the Sunflower Room at the hospital.
CORRECTION
June 19, 1990
Because of a reporter’s error, Monday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified Ron Schneider. Schneider has a private law practice and does not represent the city. Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Friday’s Journal-World about cutbacks in services at the Saline County juvenile detention center contained incorrect information. Children involved in “child in need of care” cases are never held in juvenile detention centers.
FOR THE RECORD
June 19, 1990
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ARSON PROBE YIELDS RESULTS, SHERIFF SAYS
June 19, 1990
An investigation is continuing into an arson fire that gutted a vacant restaurant north of Perry early this month. Authorities continue to look for at least two men seen driving away from the burning building.
COUNTY TO DISCUSS CRITERIA FOR PARKWAY
June 19, 1990
Douglas County commissioners will have their turn Wednesday at the eastern parkway criteria. The Lawrence City Commission adopted the criteria June 5 and forwarded them to the county commission for review. The document lays out the routing, design, speed and land-use criteria that are to be followed in building the parkway.
ELLSWORTH A. WESTGATE
June 19, 1990
Services for Ellsworth Allen “Toby” Westgate, 65, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here with David Olmstead officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Lloyd-Beaton Post No. 228 of the American Legion at Flory Cemetery in Pleasant Grove. Mr. Westgate died Monday at his home. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
REAL WORK TO BE DONE
June 19, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: Congress is faced with some big decisions in the days ahead. The country cannot provide adequate food, shelter, or medical care for a large segment of the population, the drug problem is out of control, we are faced with a huge bill for the S&L bailout (without which we were already broke). The list is long. But our leaders realize that solutions to those problems require difficult decisions and judicious reasoning, so they have decided instead to toss the Bill of Rights in the dumper and work on a constitutional amendment to ban flag-burning, a measure which requires no decisions and only faulty reasoning.
PUPPY MILL DEBATE
June 19, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: In reference to the article in the June 13 Journal-World concerning California’s criticism of Kansas puppy mills and the governor’s and attorney general’s reaction, I would like to offer the following facts as we understand them.
CHANGE OF HEART
June 19, 1990
Bill Roy Sr. is full of surprises. The former Congressman from Kansas surprised everyone last week by filing to run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. He then surprised everyone again Monday by announcing he had decided he didn’t want to put in the time and effort to pursue his campaign for the seat.
MOCK TORNADO LETS AGENCIES PRACTICE SKILLS
June 19, 1990
Emergency personnel from all across Douglas County responded this morning to stranded boaters, downed power lines and dozens of wounded victims at Clinton State Park. But those emergency situations weren’t caused by Monday night’s storms. They were part of a mock tornado disaster designed to test the skills and operating procedures of local emergency agencies.
AREA CONTINUES IN STORMY CYCLE
June 19, 1990
The latest in a string of thunderstorms roared through Lawrence overnight, spilling a half-inch of rain on the city and prolonging the wait for farmers wanting to get into their fields. More of the same is expected this afternoon and tonight, but the predicted storm is expected to pack more of a punch than the threatening but harmless thunder and lightning accompanying Monday night’s storm, a local forecaster said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 19, 1990
DISMISSALS Michael Martin, 1305 Westbrooke; Lydia Crady and baby girl, 930 Madeline; Darlene Taylor and baby boy, Baldwin; Wanda Barney, Oskaloosa.
MYRL M. HOFFMAN
June 19, 1990
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home, Lawrence, for Myrl Martha Hoffman, 87, Lawrence, who died Monday at the Eudora Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1902, in Dawson, Neb.
LPA TO TRY TO PREVENT DEMOLITION
June 19, 1990
The battle over demolition of a 120-year-old church building in downtown Lawrence will make a return engagement in Douglas County District Court. David Billings, Lawrence Preservation Alliance president, said the LPA would file papers today with the court seeking a temporary restraining order barring demolition of the Old English Church, 1040 N.H. The owner of the building wants to demolish it to make way for an expansion Allen Press.