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HOWARD E. CREEL
June 20, 1990
Private family services for Howard E. Creel, 66, Sacramento, Calif., will be held Thursday at Colyer Cemetery southwest of Lawrence. Mr. Creel, a Lawrence native who had been in the restaurant business in California for 45 years, died Friday at a Sacramento hospital after a long illness.
HOFFMAN SERVICES
June 20, 1990
Services for Myrl Martha Hoffman, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Melvin Jones will officiate. Mrs. Hoffman died Monday at Eudora Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1902, in Dawson, Neb.
COUNCIL SETS HEARING ON VACATION OF ALLEY
June 20, 1990
The Linwood City Council on Tuesday voted to conduct a public hearing at its next meeting to decide whether to vacate a city alley. City Clerk Ellenor Large said this morning that the meeting will be held July 17 in city hall. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m., one-half hour before the council’s regular meeting time.
CITY COUNCIL REJECTS RESIGNATION
June 20, 1990
The Lecompton City Council on Monday refused to accept the city treasurer’s resignation. City Clerk Susie Hackathorn said this morning that City Treasurer Marie Traxler submitted her resignation to the council during its regular meeting Monday night. However, council members refused to accept it, saying they wanted Mrs. Traxler to remain in the job at least until they can find a replacement for her.
SEARCH NEARING END TO FILL POST
June 20, 1990
City Manager Mike Wildgen is nearing the home stretch in his search for an assistant. Wildgen, who received more than 70 applications from people interested in the assistant city manager’s post, said he hopes to make a decision “in the near future” on who will fill the vacant position.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 20, 1990
ADMISSIONS Irene Davis, Eudora.
EX-KU OFFICIAL TO START NEW JOB
June 20, 1990
Tom Anderson, former director of facilities operations at Kansas University, is expected to begin work this week in KU’s Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Public Service. Anderson was dismissed May 23 by Rodger Oroke, director of support services, after Oroke received a letter from an out-of-state party that said Anderson used university resources for personal purposes.
89 PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE IS TODAY
June 20, 1990
Today is the deadline for paying the second half of 1989 property taxes. County Treasurer Nancy Hempen said the deadline applies to everyone, even people who are protesting their taxes and waiting for a decision on their appeal.
KU SENATE SEEKS RECYCLING FUNDS
June 20, 1990
Student leaders at Kansas University say that a Lawrence recylcing business has failed to reimburse the student senate almost $270. River City Recycling, a local curbside recycling service, failed to pay money it owed the Kansas University Student Senate, Mike Schreiner, student body president, said today.
HERBERT A. RAWLINGS
June 20, 1990
Funeral services for Herbert A. Rawlings, 89, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel, Tonganoxie, with Fred Leimkuhler and Roger Ambrose officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
FOR THE RECORD
June 20, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WORKERS START CLEANING UP AT MARINA
June 20, 1990
Plenty of work remains at Clinton Marina to repair damage caused by last week’s storms, but over the weekend, several volunteers offered a helping hand. Amy Waibel, manager of the marina, said about 30 volunteers showed up Saturday to help clean up the marina, which was hit hard by storms last Thursday.
RECYCLING PROGRAM BENEFITS SPECIAL FUND FOR CRIME VICTIMS
June 20, 1990
Local residents will be able to help crime victims and the environment June 30 through a recycling program created by a local community corrections official. In the Victims Emergency Needs Day program, recyclables will be collected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Recycling, 906 N. Second.
OFFICER IN FAIR CONDITION AFTER FALL FROM LADDER
June 20, 1990
A Lawrence police officer was seriously injured Monday when he fell 25 to 30 feet from a ladder while cutting a tree at his home. Glen Hazelwood, a member of the Lawrence Police Department since 1973, was listed in fair condition today at St. Luke’s hospital, Kansas City, Mo., with multiple fractures. Police officials this morning said Hazelwood suffered fractures of the ankles, an arm and several vertebrae.
GILE REMAINS HOT
June 20, 1990
Mark Gile easily explains his recent hitting streak. “Basically, I’m just seeing more pitches,” said the Maupintour Travellers shortstop. “I’m just getting confidence, using the basics. I’m not doing anything different than last year or any other year.”
NOW HEAR YEGAMES ARE NEAR
June 20, 1990
The Sunflower State Games. What in the …? “The first thing people ask is if it has anything to do with the Special Olympics. It doesn’t,” Craig White said. “Somebody else asked me if it was a high school all-star football game. That one really threw me.”
A STITCH IN TIME
June 20, 1990
Whether the Lawrence Preservation Alliance is successful in preventing the demolition of the Old English Lutheran Church at 1040 N.H. and whether the building really deserves to be saved remain to be seen. But the church’s case is a good example of how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One LPA representative told city commissioners last week that the LPA didn’t usually get involved with historical buildings until a building was in danger of being lost. But by that time it often is too late.
WOMAN CARVES EAGLE FOR CITY BUILDING
June 20, 1990
It had been years since Ellen Duncan carved anything out of wood. In fact, it had been 30 years, and she had almost cut off her left thumb. But a friend’s request to create a bald eagle for the Lecompton Community Building brought her back to her carving chisels.
DIVERSITY VIDEO CONCERNS FACULTY
June 20, 1990
The cultural diversity videotape presentation being used at summer orientation at Kansas University should include input from faculty members, the University Senate Executive Committee said Tuesday. Members of SenEx asked to watch the video after faculty voiced some concern about why faculty members were not included in the presentation.
FLAG BURNERS
June 20, 1990
Dear Editor: I find it frightening, truly frightening that a few unwashed, disrespectful street rabble have found an easy, cheap way to get an entire nation, its president and Congress and nearly every citizen completely bent out of shape.
STATE DELEGATES LEARN HARD LESSONS OF POLITICAL PROCESS
June 20, 1990
It was the actual casting of votes and dealing with losses that made the American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State interesting for three of the Lawrence delegates. Jennifer Holmes said she had read about elections in school, but really didn’t understand the process until she worked as a precinct voting judge at Girls’ State, which was held last week at Kansas University. Girls’ State ended its session Saturday.
NEWTON HOPES CBA DAYS OVER
June 20, 1990
It’s safe to say Milt Newton dislikes the Continental Basketball Assn. “It was my worst nightmare,” said the former Kansas University forward who played for CBA teams in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rockford, Ill., last season.
KU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOPES POSTAGE BILL WILL BE RESCINDED
June 20, 1990
The Kansas University Alumni Association wants Congress to pass legislation voiding a $31,700 postage bill sent to the association by the U.S. Postal Service. Fred Williams, KUAA executive director, said Tuesday that KU alumni programs will be cut if Congress doesn’t act and appeals to the postal service fail.
AL ICE TOURNAMENT FEATURES CLASS FIELD
June 20, 1990
Tim Hill can remember speaking with Al Ice about starting a summer baseball tournament in Lawrence. This week, that talk will become truth.
KU TASK FORCE EXAMINES ROLE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
June 20, 1990
The growing movement to examine global and multicultural issues that cut across disciplines might be stirring interest in interdisciplinary education at Kansas University. James Muyskens, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said a task force recently finished a review of KU interdisciplinary programs. The report included overall and specific program recommendations.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM FRIENDS, THE GREEN MACHINE GETS ROLLING
June 20, 1990
B.C. Daugherty of the American Legion baseball team went into his wind-up several times Tuesday night but delivered few pitches. Daugherty was going through the motions for Wade Cheek, a pitcher for the Lawrence Green Machine, a softball team for people with handicaps. Thirteen members of the American Legion team and three coaches turned out Tuesday night at the Holcom Sports Complex to assist the Green Machine in fielding and hitting.
NOT-SO-SHY HAWK TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR ITS OWN GOOD
June 20, 1990
A red-tailed hawk that had become something of a neighborhood fixture in the area near 15th and Kasold streets was captured Tuesday by volunteers from a Kansas University wildlife care program. Nancy Schwarting, director of the WILDCARE program at KU, said three volunteers captured the hawk Tuesday because it posed a possible danger to people and also because it might not be able to fend for itself.
LMH OKS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE
June 20, 1990
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a major equipment purchase for a new method of gall bladder surgery and decided to go along with a more expensive but apparently safer type of diagnostic treatment in the radiology department. Meeting this morning, the trustees approved the $25,000 purchase of equipment needed for the gall bladder surgery that will alleviate the need for a large incision in the patient. The new surgery also allows patients to recover from the surgery much quicker.