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TRACY AND MANDELA
June 30, 1990
For the time being, anyway, haven’t we been inundated with enough news media exposure regarding Dick Tracy and Nelson Mandela? While the hypesters for the Tracy movie, starring Warren Beatty, may not prove to be as effective at making money as the promoters of “Batman” a year ago, they have done a superb job of showering us with come-ons about “Dick Tracy,” which has been the No. 1 attraction at movie houses across the nation for about two weeks now. It all might have been interesting at first, particularly to those who followed the fictional detective when he first appeared in newspaper comic strips. But it’s wearing thin, these “interviews” with people such as Beatty and the controversial Madonna, who keep saying the same thing over and over again, and don’t really seem to have their hearts in it.
CLARA B. PITTS
June 30, 1990
Services for Clara B. Pitts, 87, Baldwin, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Neil Heidrick officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the La Crosse Cemetery.
VERN R. ROOSENDAAL
June 30, 1990
Services for Vern Richard Roosendaal, 63, Rt. 1, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Assembly of God in Williamstown, with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Buster Cemetery north of Perry. Mr. Roosendaal died Thursday at his home.
FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE LEGAL ON MONDAY
June 30, 1990
For a few designated hours during the next few days, it’s a firecracker Fourth of July for Lawrence residents when the sky can be filled legally with dazzling splashes of color. Fireworks legally can be ignited from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, which is July 4, according to Chris Mulvenon, public information officer for the Lawrence Police Department.
A LEADED FILL-UP MAY TAKESEARCH
June 30, 1990
Peter Madell recently bought a ‘69 Volkswagen as an inexpensive solution to his transportation needs. But that produced another problem: Where to find regular, leaded gasoline. Some service stations still sell the fuel. But as Madell and other owners of older cars have discovered, the dwindling demand for leaded gasoline has made it more difficult to come by.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 30, 1990
DISMISSALS Carol Wrench, 2116 Ky.
L DONATION REPORT RANKS DOLE AS 10TH
June 30, 1990
Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., has accepted $72,450 in campaign contributions since 1981 from individuals and political committees linked to the savings and loan industry, according to a new study. Common Cause, a government watchdog group, reported that Dole ranked 10th among current members of the Senate in amounts of S&L campaign contributions from January 1981 through April 1990.
FOR THE RECORD
June 30, 1990
Criminal charges filed Eugene Cosey Jr., 19, no address listed, made a first appearance Friday on numerous charges after he was arrested earlier for allegedly pointing a gun at a Lawrence man outside the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th. Cosey was charged in that incident with a misdemeanor count of battery and felony counts of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. He also was charged with two felony counts of forgery, two misdemeanor counts of battery, a felony count of theft and a misdemeanor count of theft stemming from other incidents. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9.
KU STAFFER TO LEAD UMKC ADMISSIONS
June 30, 1990
Sally Bryant, director of new student orientation at Kansas University, has been named director of admissions at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Bryant, who received her master’s degree in higher education administration from KU in 1986, also served as assistant dean of educational services, assistant to the dean of educational services and as admissions counselor.
OLD KC BLUES FEATURED FUTURE BIG LEAGUERS
June 30, 1990
Stablemate Chuck Woodling enjoys going to a minor league game in an old ball park. That’s understandable to anyone who cut his baseball teeth on an operation as good as that which once existed in Kansas City. I did the same, a lot earlier, and far cheaper. I still contend those Kansas City Blues teams around 1940 were better than 60 percent of the major league teams 50 years later.
JUDGE PUTS CHURCH DEMOLITION ON HOLD
June 30, 1990
Supporters battling to save a 120-year-old Lawrence church received another reprieve Friday when a Douglas County District Court judge signed a restraining order temporarily barring its demolition. District Judge Ralph King signed the order after a 90-minute hearing Friday. During the hearing, King consolidated suits brought by the Kansas State Historical Society and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance against the city of Lawrence and Allen Realty Inc., owners of the Old English Lutheran Church, 1040 N.H. The owners want to raze the church to allow for expansion of Allen Press.
VIRGIL C. LEDERER
June 30, 1990
Services for Virgil Clyde Lederer, 72, Rt. 2, Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Larry Wright officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery west of Baldwin. Mr. Lederer died Friday at his home.
FARMERS PREDICT AVERAGE WHEAT CROP
June 30, 1990
Area farmers aren’t getting too excited about this year’s wheat crop. Yields and wheat quality appear to be about average, although farmers say results are spotty.
AIDS AND EDUCATION
June 30, 1990
Fourteen high school students from across the state are learning about math, biology and English while focusing on the AIDS epidemic during a five-week pilot program at Kansas University. The Howard Hughes Enrichment Program for women and minorities interested in careers in the biomedical sciences integrates a study of acquired immune deficiency syndrome into various aspects of the students’ lives, said Laura Soap, assistant director.
GOP HOUSE CANDIDATE CALLS FOR SPENDING CUTS
June 30, 1990
Taxes should not be increased to reduce the federal budget deficit until Congress cuts spending and reforms the budget process, the Republican candidate for the 2nd District U.S. House seat said Friday. Scott Morgan criticized Republican President Bush for backing away from his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes. Bush abandoned his “read my lips” promise, saying budget problems have made it impossible to keep.
BETTER DRAW HELPS HAN
June 30, 1990
Two years ago Patrick Han was a sophomore-to-be at Northwestern and was thumped in the first round of qualifying for the Mainline Classic. Times have changed.
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 30, 1990
Comments and observations after a week in Washington, D.C., when African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was given the key to the city by a mayor facing massive charges of drug usage and perjury and, when President Bush’s comments about possible tax increases triggered political scrambling: Uncle Sam can no longer “sit on his can,” one of the nation’s best-known international financial leaders said, “as the rest of the world doesn’t think we’re infallible any more. We have a great deal of respect around the world, however, we are battling severe odds in business and financial circles when the governments of countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and even England encourage and cooperate in putting together national financial policies.”