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June 21, 1990
Although fewer students are applying to Kansas University, officials think that enrollment will remain steady this fall. Applications decreased at KU after the Kansas Board of Regents imposed a $15 application fee, said Wes Williams, dean of educational services. But Williams said that enrollment for this fall looks encouraging.
UNHEALTHY DISCRIMINATION
June 21, 1990
The National Institutes of Health may be employing a dangerous double standard. A General Accounting Office report this week found that the NIH is failing to follow its own policy of actively including women in medical research studies.
FOR THE RECORD
June 21, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SLATTERY BACKS KU FUNDING FOR INSTITUTE ON E. EUROPE
June 21, 1990
Kansas University is seeking a $500,000 grant from Congress for an institute to support emerging democracies in Eastern Europe. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., said the legislation, which he supports, would finance the Institute of Economic Pluralism and Democratization.
AREA STUDENTS GIVEN SCHOLARSHIPS TO KU
June 21, 1990
The names of 92 outstanding Kansas high school seniors accepting the prestigious Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholarships offered by Kansas University have been announced by KU’s Department of Educational Services. Summerfield Scholarships for men and Watkins-Berger Scholarships for women are among the highest honors KU bestows on undergraduates from Kansas high schools. Recipients will each receive $1,000 a year for four years provided they maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
MAN DROWNS AFTER FALLING OUT OF BOAT
June 21, 1990
A man from Jordan who was visiting his son in Kansas drowned in Perry Lake on Wednesday after he fell from a rented pontoon boat. Jefferson County authorities identified the dead man as Abrahem Hissan Ellouzi, 55. The drowning occurred in the Old Town area, about eight miles north of the lake dam in the Little Slough Creek arm of the lake.
RELATIVELY MILD TEMPERATURES MARK BEGINNING OF SUMMER
June 21, 1990
Lawrence and the rest of the state are expected to see below-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation for the summer, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. Summer officially began at 10:30 this morning.
COUPLE GIVE KU $200,000
June 21, 1990
Gil M. and Kay Lambert Reich, Savannah, Ga., have committed $200,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for Kansas University, Bob Frederick, director of intercollegiate athletics, announced today. The gift will provide $100,000 in unrestricted support for the KU libraries and $100,000 for the Williams Educational Fund.
DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE STILL ACCEPTING LISTINGS FOR MAP
June 21, 1990
Time is running out for downtown merchants to take advantage of the city’s new locator map, which could steer Riverfront Plaza shoppers and visitors toward other downtown businesses. The illuminated, color-coded map sits at the Riverfront Plaza’s main entrance at Sixth and New Hampshire.
GRACE E. WARREN
June 21, 1990
Graveside services for Grace E. Warren, 80, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Smithville, Mo. Mrs. Warren died Wednesday at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
S PERELMAN FIRED UP AGAIN
June 21, 1990
Nobody called the missing person’s hot line. Still, after 24 hours or so, some well-wishers were beginning to wonder just what had happened to Kansas men’s tennis coach Scott Perelman who was shaken after the Big Eight championships April 28-29 in Oklahoma City.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 21, 1990
ADMISSIONS Judith Williams, Rt. 7.
DO TIME FOR CHARITY
June 21, 1990
Steve Weber, of Charlton Manley Inc., was arrested, handcuffed, and thrown in jail with bail set at $100 Wednesday. Judge Heartless read the warrant, which accused Weber of “paying off people to withhold the fact that he is underage and his insurance license was obtained through a mail-order catalog.” The sheriff hung a posterboard “jailbird” sign around Weber’s neck and the prisoner served only enough time to have a photo taken.
PAST
June 21, 1990
The historical image of Lawrence as a homogeneous town built solely by transplanted New Englanders is a myth, says a local architectural historian. “That image is still prevalent today in a negative way, but it wasn’t true in the 19th century,” said Dale Nimz, an architectural historian and associate planner for historic preservation in St. Joseph, Mo.
SERVICE BACKED BY COUNTY
June 21, 1990
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday placed their support squarely behind a proposal to establish a countywide enhanced “911” system. After a public hearing to discuss the proposal, commissioners voted 3-0 to direct county staff to prepare a resolution establishing a user tax for a countywide enhanced 911 system. Commissioners will consider the resolution next Wednesday.
WINNING AT MATH
June 21, 1990
To the Editor: As Kansas University mathematics professors, we have long been disturbed by a passive, defeated attitude in many of our students. With such an attitude, students will have great difficulty learning the mathematics they need; many of them change their life goals simply to avoid more mathematics.
PUBLIC HOUSING PLAN IS DEALT SETBACK
June 21, 1990
The Kansas City Housing Authority was barred by a state circuit judge Wednesday from buying single-family houses for its scattered-site housing program in a southeast neighborhood. The judgment is the second recent blow for the authority’s scattered-site program, which seeks to distribute public housing units throughout the city. Last week, Gov. John Ashcroft signed legislation that will regulate how public housing is scattered.
EDWARD G. SCHREIBER
June 21, 1990
Services for Edward G. Schreiber, 80, Lawrence, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hoisington, with the Rev. Robert Schremmer officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Hoisington. Mr. Schreiber died Wednesday at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
WOODARD AMONG 12 TO MAKE U.S. SQUAD
June 21, 1990
When this year began, Lynette Woodard had given only passing thought to playing on the U.S. women’s national basketball team. But that’s exactly what the former Kansas standout will be doing. Woodard was one of 12 players named Wednesday to the 1990 squad that will take part in the World Championships July 9-22 in Malaysia and in the Goodwill Games July 28-Aug. 5 in Seattle.
June 21, 1990
Randy Shilts, national correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, has been in the forefront of AIDS coverage since the initial cases were diagnosed in 1981. His book, “And the Band Played On,” was one of the first detailed accounts of the history of the epidemic. Disturbed about recent trends of “activism” in the effort to control and eliminate the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, he has commented that the current AIDS conference at San Francisco might be the last one for a long time unless some attitudes change.
LOUISIANA BAND PROVES CAJUN MUSIC CAN BE COOLTOO
June 21, 1990
When Steve LaFleur was growing up in Louisiana, Cajun wasn’t cool. During the 1960s and early ‘70s, the state looked at the French-accent Bayou natives as misfits. They didn’t conform to the ideal of English-speaking Americans.
CITY REALLY CLEANS UP IN RECYCLING PROGRAM
June 21, 1990
Leave it to the city’s recycling coordinator to gush over having two tons of grass clippings. “I’ve got a huge pile of rotting grass, which is exciting,” Patricia Marvin, Lawrence recycling coordinator, said this morning, a day after the city began a pilot program in southern Lawrence aimed at diverting yard waste away from the local landfill.
KANSAS MIGHT REPLACE TURF IN STADIUM
June 21, 1990
Kansas might have a new artificial playing surface in Memorial Stadium in time for the fall football season. “I’m very hopeful,” KU athletic director Bob Frederick said Wednesday.
ROBERT O. PETERSON
June 21, 1990
Robert Otto Peterson, 82, Lawrence, died Monday at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1908, in Lexington, Tex.
STATE TO IMPLEMENT LAWS JULY 1
June 21, 1990
On July 1, Kansans will be subjected to about 300 new laws some obscure, some not so obscure. Among the new laws is one that protects Kansas landowners from commercial fossil hunters, who have taken fossils and sold them overseas for a large profit.
Officials pledge to support Leach probe
June 21, 1990
A fifth government official has responded to a Linwood man’s plea for a continued investigation into the disappearance of his son.
BOB SNOW
June 21, 1990
Good news, apparently, travels fast … and far. Word of a local resident’s generosity has spread to California, where former president Ronald Reagan wrote a letter of appreciation to Bob Snow, who spends much of each day making life easier for two elderly neighbors in north Lawrence.
COUNTY REVIEWS PARKWAY CRITERIA
June 21, 1990
Douglas County commissioners plan next week to relay to the Lawrence City Commission their suggestions for fine-tuning the eastern parkway criteria. Douglas County commissioners spent about an hour Wednesday discussing the criteria, which were adopted by the city commission June 5. The document lays out the routing, design, speed and land-use criteria that are to be followed in building the parkway.