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COLUMN ON TARGET
March 6, 1990
Dear Editor: With the recent rapacious reappraisal visited upon us, and with the school tax highest of all our taxes, everyone should dig out and re-read Kurt Caywood’s column in the Journal-World for Thursday, March 1.
LECOMPTON WOES
March 6, 1990
Dear Editor: I have some words for the Lecompton City Council.
TRAFFIC SAFETY PANEL BACKS SCHOOL BARRIER
March 6, 1990
The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission, agreeing with parents of Pinckney School children, say that a protective barrier should be erected to separate the school grounds and heavily traveled Sixth Street. The TSC, at its monthly meeting Monday, placed the protective barrier at the top of its priority list in the city’s non-motorized and pedestrian improvement fund. The recommendation will be forwarded to the Lawrence City Commission.
PROPERTY TAX DISTRIBUTIONS GET BOOST
March 6, 1990
After a slow start, 1989 property tax distributions to Douglas County and Lawrence School District 497 are ahead of the previous year’s pace. But partly because of the fallout from property reappraisal, Lawrence’s tax distribution is still lagging behind, County Treasurer Nancy Hempen said today. The county on Monday distributed property taxes that were collected from Jan. 20 to Feb. 16.
CLIFTON R. BERRY
March 6, 1990
Services for Clifton R. Berry, 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Dulin officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Berry died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JUSTICE SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT KU
March 6, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. will speak at Kansas University Sept. 11 as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Brennan, nominated to the high court by Eisenhower in 1956, has written more than 1,200 opinions, including some in landmark cases that extended the civil rights of blacks, Hispanics and women.
PAROLE BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS
March 6, 1990
The Kansas Parole Board recently announced the schedule of public comment sessions to be held this month regarding inmates who will have parole hearings during April. The sessions are held so comments can be received from any resident concerning the inmates.
GAS FIRM SEEKS RATE INCREASE
March 6, 1990
The Greeley Gas Company has asked the Kansas Corporation Commission to allow it to increase natural gas rates for its Kansas customers. The company’s eastern Kansas division’s natural gas service territory includes Basehor, Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Eudora, some areas surrounding Lawrence and Sunflower Village near DeSoto.
ELAINE M. MOLINA
March 6, 1990
Services for Elaine M. Molina, 40, LaCrosse, Wis., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie, with the Revs. Ron Cornish and John Stitz officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Molina died Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth, after a long illness.
ATTORNEY ARGUES KILLING WAS ACT OF SELF-DEFENSE
March 6, 1990
The attorney for a rural Valley Falls man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old Oskaloosa man says his client acted in self-defense. Robert Duncan, attorney for 26-year-old Gale Hewitt, who is on trial for murder in the Oct. 21, 1989, death of Randall Lane Malbrough, told a jury in opening arguments Monday that his client shot and killed Malbrough because he feared his own life.
STRONG RAIN STORM EXPECTED IN AREA
March 6, 1990
Light rain showers that have teased the Lawrence area with little moisture are just a drop in the bucket compared to a rain storm expected to hit Lawrence on Wednesday. Mark Bogner, a forecaster with the Kansas University Weather Service, said today that a fairly strong storm system creeping up from New Mexico is headed for Lawrence and should arrive sometime Wednesday. Along its path the storm is large amounts of rain, moisture it picked up while forming above the Pacific Ocean, Bogner said.
SCOTCH BUILDINGS PLACED ON MARKET
March 6, 1990
Scotch Industries Inc. has put its two industrial buildings in downtown Lawrence up for sale for $900,000, partly because of high property taxes, a company official said Monday. Robert Shmalberg, Scotch president, said the company decided to put the two properties in the 1000 block of New Hampshire Street on the market in order to buy another parcel of land on which the company has purchase option. That land is located in Lawrence but Shmalberg declined to reveal its location.
LOCAL 10-YEAR-OLD WAGES BATTLE AGAINST REAL-LIFE DEADLY DISEASE
March 6, 1990
Kevin Grammer of Lawrence seems like a typical 10-year-old: He likes baseball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nintendo games. But in addition to the villains he often fights on the video screen, Kevin is waging a real-life battle against a deadly disease, that of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
SCHOOL BOARD AGREES TO CHANGE BUS-LOADING ZONE SIGNS
March 6, 1990
What local school bus drivers previously billed as a problem of “a-literacy” now is being called a problem of illiteracy. “A-literate” describes people who are capable of reading but who choose not to, and local bus drivers have complained about people who won’t read or heed the signs designating the bus loading zone in front of Lawrence High School.
LION BASKETBALL OUGHT TO IMPROVE
March 6, 1990
Question: Is boys basketball at Lawrence High getting better, or is the opposition coming down a notch? Answer: Yes.
DESOTO SCHOOLS CLOSE DOORS TO OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS
March 6, 1990
Out-of-district students no longer will be admitted to the DeSoto school system because of swelling enrollments and limited space. Supt. Harold Vestal said today that the school board voted at its regular meeting Monday night not to accept new students applying to enter the school system, but agreed to approve applications from immediate family members of out-of-district students currently enrolled in the system.
KU FALLS 10-3
March 6, 1990
During his first three years at Kansas, Pat Karlin developed a reputation as a slow starter. “I remember I was 1-for-25,” said the Jayhawk senior, referring to last season. “It seems in my career, I’ve been able to come on at the end. I’m hoping as a senior I’ve settled down. I know I’m more confident and have more experience. One of my goals is to be more consistent.”
HASKELL OFFICIAL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUNDING
March 6, 1990
About 200 students are expected to attend summer school at Haskell Indian Junior College this year, the first time a summer session has been offered at the federally operated two-year college since the early 1980s. But any plans to continue the summer program in 1991 are threatened by a $394,000 budget cut proposed by Congress.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 6, 1990
ADMISSIONS Joyce Rose, 430 Mo.; Darrell Wessinger, 1404 W. 22nd Ter.
NEWEST MORTGAGE PLAN 2-STEPS INTO LAWRENCE
March 6, 1990
Count the two-step mortgage as the latest in financing schemes available to home buyers in Lawrence. The loans, a cross between an adjustable-rate loan and a traditional 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, are being offered by at least one local mortgage lender, FirstBank. Spokesmen for Columbia Savings and Capitol Federal Savings, two of the city’s largest mortgage lenders, are reserving judgment on whether they’ll join the two-step tango.
S EFFORT TARGETS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
March 6, 1990
Jean Rosenthal, president of People Against Violence, a local citizens action group, thinks the time has come for citizens in Douglas County to respond to domestic violence. Rosenthal is urging the Douglas County Commission, the Lawrence City Commission, Dist. Atty. Jim Flory and District Judge Mike Malone to establish a “Douglas County Family Violence Protocol.” The protocol would be based on similar policies in Olathe and Kansas City, Mo.
COMMISSION TO CONSIDER ROAD SAFETY
March 6, 1990
Road improvements designed to improve safety and reduce dust in the Lone Star community will be discussed at the Douglas County Commission meeting on Wednesday. Frank Hempen, director of the county public works department, said he will talk with commissioners about a recent traffic study at the intersection of Douglas County Roads 1 and 1039 and outline the cost of possible road improvements.
FOR THE RECORD
March 6, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
DEAHS CONCERN INDIAN COMMUNITY
March 6, 1990
While law officers continue to investigate last Friday’s death of Christopher Bread, 19, members of the local Indian community say they’re concerned that this is the third unsolved death of a young Indian man in Lawrence. Dan Wildcat, a sociology instructor at Haskell Indian Junior College and president of the Lawrence Indian Center, said the mysterious circumstances surrounding the three deaths within the last 18 months have led to fear and frustration among local Indians.