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VALLEYVIEW RECEIVES OK TO PROVIDE SKILLED CARE
March 7, 1990
Valleyview Care Home officially will become a skilled care facility next month, the nursing home’s administrator said today. Faye McAfee, Valleyview administrator, said she received the skilled care license Friday from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
S DAY QUEEN FINALISTS ARE SELECTED
March 7, 1990
Winners of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade coloring contest and finalists for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen were picked Tuesday night. Gene Shaughnessy, St. Patrick’s Day Parade chairman, said six elementary school children were selected to ride in the parade as winners of the coloring contest.
RECRUITERS OFFER EASIER RIDE TO JOBS
March 7, 1990
Go ahead, step aboard the bus. The “ride” may take you to a job.
WILLIAM F. NUSSBAUM
March 7, 1990
Services for William F. Nussbaum, 76, Leavenworth, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fall Creek Cemetery, Leavenworth, with Allen Smelser officiating. Mr. Nussbaum died Tuesday at his home. He was born June 24, 1913, in Warrensburg, Mo.
ADMINISTRATORS NAMED AT KU MEDICAL CENTER
March 7, 1990
D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor for the Kansas University Medical Center, has announced the appointment of a new dean of the School of Medicine and a new vice chancellor for hospital administration. James Price resigned March 1 as professor and chairman of the department of family practice and accepted the position as dean. He had chaired the department since 1982. He will begin his new job June 1, Clawson said. He will replace Martin Pernoll, who resigned in December.
STORM LEAVES .55 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN CITY
March 7, 1990
More than half an inch of rain has fallen on Lawrence since a large storm system began moving through town Sunday. According to records at the Kansas University Weather Service, .55 of an inch of rain has fallen on the city this month, with the largest recorded amount, .35 of an inch, falling overnight Tuesday. The service recorded a trace of rain on Sunday, .02 of an inch on Monday and .18 of an inch on Tuesday.
ALCOHOL, EMOTIONS CONTRIBUTED TO FATAL SHOOTING, WITNESSES SAY
March 7, 1990
Two state’s witnesses testified in Jefferson County District Court on Tuesday that alcohol and emotions played a role in the October shooting death of an Oskaloosa man. The two men were at the scene of a disturbance outside the Leavenworth County Co-op mill just north of Oskaloosa early the morning of Oct. 21 when Randall Lane Malbrough, 31, Oskaloosa, was shot and killed.
SHOW FOR HABITAT RAISES OVER $5,500
March 7, 1990
The planned April 7 groundbreaking for the second Lawrence Habitat for Humanity home received a strong boost when more than $5,500 was collected last weekend during the “Habitat Homefest” variety show. Patty McGrew, who coordinated the show featuring local talent, said money from the Friday concert is still coming in.
MCLOUTH BOARD BEGINS LOOKING AT SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATIONS
March 7, 1990
The McLouth School Board began screening applications for a new superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday evening. Myrtice Fuqua, school board clerk, said today that the board took no action but looked over the 31 applications received from applicants who want to replace the district’s resigning superintendent.
CORRECTION
March 7, 1990
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, a story Tuesday erred in reporting the availability of two-step mortgages at Columbia Savings. John Bush, vice president and senior loan officer, said today that Columbia does offer the loans to home buyers.
OPERA PERFORMANCE DISPLAYS MUSIC WELL
March 7, 1990
LECOMPTON WATER LINE PROJECT NEARLY FINISHED
March 7, 1990
A $450,000 water line project is nearly completed, the Lecompton City Council was told Monday night. City Clerk Susie Hackathorn said this morning that the project contractor reported that installation of a new water main for the city is 99 percent complete and should be fully completed within a week.
DEMOCRACY IN NICARAGUA
March 7, 1990
To the Editor: With the electoral defeat of the Sandinistas in the Nicaraguan elections, the U.S. government has hailed the triumph of democracy over a totalitarian system. Nothing could be further from the truth.
ETHICAL QUESTION
March 7, 1990
Dear Editor: When the Riverfront Plaza was approved by the city commission, without benefit of a public vote of confidence, two of the five commissioners were downtown business owners. According to Mr. Schumm’s “very preliminary” ethics proposals, a commissioner would remove him or herself from discussion of any agenda item in which the commission has a direct financial interest.
BARTON SERVICES
March 7, 1990
Services for Hazel Jensen Barton, 72, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Ms. Barton died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PRITCHARD NAMED FIRST-TEAM, RANDALL SECOND-TEAM
March 7, 1990
Judging by the youth of the 1989-90 Associated Press all-Big Eight basketball team, this may not be the last season the conference boasts a top-ranked team. When the votes were all tallied from a panel of media representatives, the all-Big Eight squad contained only one senior on the first unit.
MERGER OF AGRICULTURE AND ECOLOGY URGED
March 7, 1990
Agriculture must be united with ecology in order to preserve agricultural viability and avoid ecological disaster, the director of an ecological land institute said Tuesday at Kansas University. Wes Jackson, director of The Land Institute in Salina, said people must learn how to use “natural” agriculture rather than continue to create “monoculture” fields that contain single crops, which yield only once a year.
RIVERFRONT PLAZA SETS GRAND OPENING
March 7, 1990
The Lawrence Riverfront Plaza’s grand opening, complete with live entertainment and dozens of giveaways, is scheduled for April 28. Officials with the Chelsea Group, developers of the 200,000-square-foot factory outlet center located just east of city hall at Sixth and Massachusetts, announced the grand-opening date Tuesday.
T MIND SEEING INDIANA IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
March 7, 1990
Rick Calloway played in the NCAA Tournament during each of his first three years in college. Nevertheless, Calloway, a Kansas fifth-year senior, will be making his debut in a conference tournament this weekend.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JOIN MIGRATION
March 7, 1990
Some pay their own way. Others get help from Mom and Dad. Some book plane reservations. Others just hop in the car and go.
HASKELL FORUM SET TO DISCUSS DEATHS
March 7, 1990
Representatives of local law enforcement agencies are expected to attend a Haskell Indian Junior College forum Monday about the unsolved deaths of three young Indian men in Lawrence. Haskell’s student senate unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the forum in response to the recent death of Christopher Bread, whose body was found Friday on East 15th Street about a mile east of the Lawrence city limits.
FOR THE RECORD
March 7, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOUSE ENDORSES CREATION OF JOINT HEALTH CARE PANEL
March 7, 1990
One of the top priorities of a commission studying health care issues in Kansas was approved Tuesday by the Kansas House of Representatives. A bill creating a joint Senate-House committee to study health care issues during the next decade was passed 103-19 by the House and will now be sent to the Senate for debate.
REPUBLICAN AGAIN ENTERS HOUSE RACE
March 7, 1990
Martha J. Parker, twice an unsuccessful candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives from the 45th District, thinks this is the year to win. Mrs. Parker, 61, today said she is a Republican candidate for the 45th District House position now held by Democrat John Solbach.
BOARD TO DISCUSS SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
March 7, 1990
The Lawrence School Board will discuss possible enrollment boundaries for Lawrence High School and a proposed second high school at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the administration center, 1919 Del. The board normally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, but the board decided to meet Thursday instead of next Monday because of spring break.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 7, 1990
DISMISSALS Kathleen Meikel and baby boy, 3113 W. 29th; Marleen Harris and baby girl, Baldwin; Deborah McDonald and baby girl, 2515 Ala.