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PARKING PROBLEM
May 10, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I was quite interested in Commissioner Schumm’s remarks in Tuesday’s paper regarding the congestion and lack of parking in the vicinity of the new mall. He said it was a problem worth having but it would have to be resolved. I wonder if he has given any thought to the widening of East 7th Street between New Hampshire and the Santa Fe Depot to allow parking on both sides of the street?
The Leach case
May 10, 1990
It is difficult to understand the reasoning of some Leavenworth County officials who refuse to initiate a formal inquisition into the disappearance of Randy Leach, a Linwood high school senior who was last seen on April 16, 1988.
BEER AT LOCAL FESTIVAL
May 10, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: In the May 1 Journal-World, an article reads: “Beer will be sold for the first time this year during Lawrence’s Independence Days. (This sounds like this is fact and there is nothing to stop it.) Judy Wright, the director, said the board met with members of the community and Lawrence police.”
MARIJUANA MISCONCEPTION
May 10, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I’d like to address what I feel is the principal nebulous misconception of the editorial position of May 4 against the legalization of marijuana. Your statement that the “benefits (of legalizing marijuana) would be more than offset by the human toll that drugs are taking on the human population” is logically inconsistent and has no place in any thoughtful treatment of this issue.
WELLSVILLE COUNCIL NAMES FIRE CHIEF, POOL MANAGER
May 10, 1990
The Wellsville City Council on Wednesday hired a pool manager, appointed a new fire chief and decided to do some advertising. City Clerk Donna Reed said the council during its regular meeting Wednesday evening voted to hire local resident Susan Shields to manage the city swimming pool again this year. Shields has managed the municipal pool for the past several years, Mrs. Reed said.
PAROLE BOARD LISTS SCHEDULE FOR COMMENTS
May 10, 1990
The Kansas Parole Board has announced the schedule of public comment sessions to be held this month regarding inmates who will have parole hearings during June. The sessions are held so comments can be received from the public concerning the inmates.
OFFICIAL
May 10, 1990
The defeat Tuesday of a school bond issue in Manhattan does not necessarily spell doom for the Lawrence school district’s proposal for a second high school, a local school official says. Manhattan area voters rejected by a narrow margin a $15.3 million bond issue that would have financed a new middle school for Manhattan-Ogden School District 383. About 54 percent of the voters rejected the proposal, which also would have allowed for expansion and improvement at other school district facilities.
GRACE P. DRESSER
May 10, 1990
Services for Grace P. Dresser, 94, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David A. Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Dresser died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KIWANIS NAMES AWARD RECIPIENTS
May 10, 1990
Lawrence Kiwanis named Archie Hawkins and Orvel Criqui as recipients of the Substantial Citizen Award for 1990 at a reception today at Day’s Inn. Hawkins, who is a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, taught at Haskell Indian Junior College and Baker University until he retired in 1982.
FOR THE RECORD
May 10, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 10, 1990
DISMISSALS Ann Heptig and baby boy, 2711 Freedom Hill; Lawrence You, 11-4 Stouffer Place; Mary Beth Bell and baby boy, Ottawa; Barbara Henry and baby boy, Lawrence.
VAULT NOT DRUG-ENHANCED
May 10, 1990
Scott Huffman has heard whispers, rumors that he has used performance-enhancing drugs. It’s a charge that greatly upsets the 25-year-old former Kansas University pole vaulter who went 19-0 last weekend.
RAISES MAY BE CUT, DEAN TELLS FACULTY
May 10, 1990
James Muyskens, dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, on Wednesday mustered some of the pioneer spirit that carried Kansans through adversity and leveled with the faculty he leads. “This moment you feel somewhat beaten up because of the Legislature. It’s a very foolish move. I hope it won’t defeat us,” he said in a speech in the Kansas Union to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty.
CREAMER FILES TO RUN FOR SEAT IN CONGRESS
May 10, 1990
A Lawrence man who gained notoriety for smoking marijuana in the Lawrence-Douglas County Law Enforcement Center to protest U.S. drug policies has filed to challenge Rep. Jim Slattery in the Democratic primary for the 2nd District Kansas congressional seat. Mark Creamer, 43, paid the $966 filing fee in the office of Secretary of State Bill Graves this morning and is officially on the ballot, said a spokeswoman in the office. No one else has officially filed for the post from either party. Slattery has said he will run for his fifth, two-year term.
2 DOWNTOWN RETAILERS TO CLOSE
May 10, 1990
A longtime downtown Lawrence jewelry store and a relatively new downtown futon store have both decided to close their doors within a month ironically when both retailers report that sales are good. The owner of Roberts Jewelers Inc., 833 Mass., said he will close his business sometime between June 3 and 15. And the owner of New Wave Futons, 716 Mass., plans to close May 31.
D TO RESEARCH LAKE RESORT
May 10, 1990
Funds to study the possibility of allowing private companies to build convention centers and resorts on state park land was included in the budget passed by the Legislature for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The department has already conducted a preliminary study rating state parks for such development, and the state park at Clinton Lake was rated at the top.
ZONING BOARD UPHOLDS TRIPLEX RENOVATION
May 10, 1990
For the second time in 15 months, the Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals says the city acted properly in allowing an East Lawrence triplex to be renovated. And for the second time in 15 months, an East Lawrence resident is weighing his options to try to stop the property, which is zoned for single-family residences, from being used for multifamily housing.
POLICE ARREST ESCAPED INMATE
May 10, 1990
Lawrence police Wednesday arrested a local man who had walked away from the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory on Tuesday, just a week before he would have been eligible for parole. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said officers acting on information from a Kansas Department of Corrections official learned that the man, Jeffrey Boatman, 19, was at an apartment in southwest Lawrence.
S TOP HONOR
May 10, 1990
A geologist and associate scientist emeritus at Kansas University will be awarded the highest honor from the University of North Dakota Alumni Assn. on May 24. Margaret Erickson Oros, Lawrence, a 1939 North Dakota graduate and former member of the Kansas Geological Survey at KU, will be presented the Sioux Award by the association.
DUMPING A CONTINUING PROBLEM ON ROAD
May 10, 1990
In a rush of Earth Day emotion, volunteers have cleaned up the worst of the trash along the scenic River Road northwest of Lecompton. But the people who live along the road wonder how long it’ll be before the ditches are full of garbage again.
REPORT PROVIDES DETAILS ON DEATH
May 10, 1990
A 19-year-old Lawrence man whose body was found March 2 east of Lawrence was struck from behind and run over by a vehicle, according to a recently released autopsy report containing the opinions of three pathologists. Pathologists reported that the man, Christopher Bread, suffered fatal head wounds as well as injuries to his right leg when he was struck by a vehicle, possibly a van or a pickup truck, while walking or standing on East 15th Street about a mile east of Lawrence.
ART OF QUILTING, DANCE STITCHED TOGETHER IN PERFORMANCE
May 10, 1990
Most people probably don’t think modern dance and quilting have much in common. Dance is, for many, a high-brow art, and quilting is a folk tradition. But in choreographer Candi Baker’s brain, the two arts came together. It took her a year, but she finally stitched together “Four Patch Suite,” a dance that celebrates the art of quilt-making. Her company, the Prairie Wind Dancers, will perform the Lawrence debut of the suite Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center, Ninth and Vermont.
GOLF ADVOCATE STILL WANTS COURSE
May 10, 1990
The organizer of a group advocating construction of a municipal golf course in Lawrence says the group doesn’t see much impact from an effort to build a new course in Ottawa. Ottawa officials are studying the effect that construction of a golf course would have on housing development in their city. They’ve employed THK Associates of Englewood, Colo., to assist them in their study.
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO FATAL CAR CRASH
May 10, 1990
Leavenworth County officials still do not know what caused a one-car accident early Tuesday morning that killed a 21-year-old rural Linwood woman, whom family members described as quiet but likable. Janette Nessmith, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department public information officer, said this morning that the accident that killed Dawn Michelle Hogue was still under investigation by law enforcement officers.
SOLBACH URGES BUDGET CUT VETO
May 10, 1990
Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, Wednesday urged Gov. Mike Hayden to veto legislation that imposes a $40 million across-the-board cut in next year’s state agency budgets. In a letter sent to Hayden, Solbach asked the governor to shift money to achieve the same reduction in spending but spare Kansas Board of Regents institutions $7 million in cuts.
S WORK MARKED ROAD TO MENTAL HEALTH REFORM
May 10, 1990
Three years ago this August Charles Rapp, associate dean of the Kansas University School of Social Welfare, was inadvertently drawn into the world of state politics. But a report that Rapp hurriedly prepared for an interim committee of the Legislature in 1987 in some ways marked the beginning of a long process that brought about passage of the Mental Health Reform Act by the Legislature during the last week of the 1990 session.
STEADY GROWTH SEEN IN REPORT ON SCHOOLS
May 10, 1990
The Lawrence school board was given more “ammunition” to defend its plan to build a second high school when it received a detailed report Wednesday that projects steady growth in the district. Brian Kubota, president of Land Plan Engineering and a landscape architect with PKG Design Group, presented during the board’s study session a detailed map of projected residential growth in the district. According to Kubota’s estimates, 2,744 new single-family and multifamily housing units will be built in the district within the next 20 years, increasing the district’s enrollment by about 2,470 students.
BUILDING PERMITS INCREASE IN APRIL
May 10, 1990
A spurt in the number of building permits for single-family homes in Lawrence continued during April, keeping the city’s residential construction rate well ahead of last year’s pace. There were 39 single-family building permits issued in Lawrence during April, compared to 26 issued in April 1989. That brings the total of single-family permits this year to 110, well above the 75 that were issued by the same time last year.
HUFFMAN OVER 19-FOOT BARRIER
May 10, 1990
Scott Huffman has cleared one of pole vaulting’s biggest obstacles 19-feet. It appears the sky finally may be the limit for the 25-year-old former Kansas University vaulter, who leaped a personal-best 19-0 at last week’s Modesto Invitational in California.
SHAW EMERGES AS PRO PROSPECT
May 10, 1990
Dave Bingham did not actively recruit the Big Eight’s winningest pitcher, Curtis Shaw. “Cold turkey, he came to KU and walked on,” said the Kansas coach about the unheralded left-hander from Bartlesville, Okla.
May 10, 1990
Authorities today continued to investigate the murder of a 25-year-old Lawrence woman but released no further details about her disappearance or death. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said detectives are “still progressing in the case” of Tamara C. Baker, who was last seen alive Oct. 31. Baker’s body was found April 27 in a brushy, wooded area south of the 800 block of East Eighth Street.