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NOTES AND QUOTES
May 13, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Royals wish they hadn’t traded farmhand Cecil Fielder to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Leon Roberts back in 1983… Salary adjustments for Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick and basketball coach Roy Williams are expected when the KUAC board meets next Friday. Football coach Glen Mason received a five percent raise to $88,288 a year in February. Five percent raises for Frederick and Williams would put their salaries at $92,684 and $86,000 respectively…
CHAMBER PLAYERS FEATURE SOLOIST
May 13, 1990
For Leon Burke, the choice of program for today’s concert came down to the wishes of his soloist. “When a musician wants to do the piece, the results are usually wonderful,” said Burke, the music director of the Lawrence Chamber Players.
BATTLE OVER PARKWAY HEATS UP
May 13, 1990
A member of the Eastern Parkway Task Force says he has a pledge from Commissioner Bob Schumm to oppose the parkway unless the Lawrence City Commission adopts the so-called “18 criteria” as proposed. Richard Kershenbaum, one of the East Lawrence Improvement Assn. representatives on the task force, said that Schumm promised to switch sides and fight the parkway unless the criteria gained the approval of the commission. As envisioned by Schumm, a major supporter of the parkway, the road would link downtown Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 near the East Hills Business Park.
AREA FRIENDS BID FAREWELL TO ISRAELI FAMILY
May 13, 1990
Chilly winds and the threat of rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of about 200 friends and co-workers of the Aberkohen family, who gathered in a festively decorated equipment barn at the S Bar S Ranch northeast of Midland Junction on Saturday. Ranchowners Barry and Marty Shaw hosted the party to celebrate Israel’s 42nd Independence Day and bid farewell to Issak Aberkohen, an Israeli army officer who recently completed a year-long course at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College and soon will take his family back to Israel.
NELLE B. EVERETT
May 13, 1990
Services are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary for Nelle Batchelor Everett, 99, Lawrence, who died Saturday at Heritage Manor. Mrs. Batchelor was born on Sept. 2, 1890, in Osage City. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Emporia and Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority.
FESTIVAL CARRIES PERSONAL TOUCH
May 13, 1990
Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton likes the personal touch, even when she’s autographing posters of her own drawings. On Friday, sitting before a pile of the recently published posters for “Independence Days,” the Wellsville artist was given a pen at her dining room table and asked to start signing each copy. But she said it would just take too long. After all, she wanted to put some kind of special message on each.
AREA YOUTH PLACE IN HISTORY CONTEST
May 13, 1990
Perhaps you’ve never heard of the restaurant, the stockyards and the “peavineries” of Midland, just a few miles north of Lawrence. Perhaps that is because they disappeared decades ago. But you can learn about the once-bustling community of Midland in a paper by Yolanda Burnett, whose research recently won her a first-place prize in the 1990 Douglas County Historical Society Kansas History Contest.
FOR THE RECORD
May 13, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
BOARD TO DISCUSS TENNIS COURT PROJECT
May 13, 1990
Lawrence school administrators say the district will match city dollars to renovate the Lawrence Tennis Center, but the Lawrence school board will consider Monday whether it wants to follow the renovation plan recently approved by the Lawrence City Commission. At its meeting Tuesday, the commission unanimously agreed the city would pay for up to half of renovations at the eight-court tennis center, which is on the Lawrence High School campus.
MARY KAYE WECKMAN
May 13, 1990
Services for Mary Kaye Weckman, 66, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne S. Feuerbacher officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Mrs. Weckman died Friday at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
LHS JUNIOR SET FOR TRIP TO U.S.S.R.
May 13, 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost has shed light on a lot of unpleasant aspects of the U.S.S.R.’s political past. But when Sean O’Rear goes to the Soviet Union next month, he’ll be digging up another part of the country’s past. O’Rear, a junior at Lawrence High School, has been selected to participate in this year’s People to People Youth Science Exchange, through which he’ll be doing some archeological work in the Ural Mountains.
CHRISTINA M. GAUNA
May 13, 1990
Graveside services for Christina Maria Gauna will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. She was stillborn April 17 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
AMATEUR WOODWIND QUINTET KEEPS ITS REEDS VIBRATING
May 13, 1990
They don’t dream of playing Carnegie Hall. But the members of the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet do love music, and they’re happy to play at museums and other Lawrence venues. “Music is the one recreational outlet I can’t do without,” said Paul Jordan, clarinetist with the quintet. “I can do without most other things, but I can’t do without music.”
LIVE THEATER
May 13, 1990
In the summer, people normally expect the theater scene to cool down. After all, when Kansas University lets out, its supply of young actors disappears from the local theater scene. But in the Riverfront Plaza and on a farm out near Lecompton, live theater will go on all summer, thanks to a large group of actors, directors and musicians led by entrepreneur Ric Averill.
KU PROFS DISPELL ADVERTISING MYTHS
May 13, 1990
The advertising industry is taking it on the chin once again, say two members of the Kansas University advertising faculty. This time Hollywood is throwing the punches. The premise of a new film, “Crazy People,” is that most ads contain lies. With that assumption made, the film’s protagonist, an ad agency copywriter played by Dudley Moore, creates something revolutionary truth-filled ads.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 13, 1990
DISMISSALS Lisa Bracciano and baby girl, 2560 Ark.; Shala Bannister and baby girl, 2035 Ala.; Celeste Silbey and baby girl, Ottawa; Jiyoung Chang, 1611 Stouffer Pl.; Patricia Wright and baby boy, Eudora; Carla Westheffer and baby boy, Route 3; L. Jeanne Nottingham and baby boy, Route 2.
STUDENT HURT IN FALL PLANS RETURN TO KU
May 13, 1990
A Kansas University student says he feels fantastic a year after he fell 43 feet down a stairwell while practicing rapelling inside the Art and Design building at KU. “Things are going much better than they were,” said James Skinner, a 22-year-old senior from Overland Park.
PRESCHOOLS
May 13, 1990
Local churches triggered a wave of preschool and day care activity here 20 years ago when several congregations sought or agreed to accept programs in their buildings. Today, several of those early-day centers remain in operation, some in their original church homes. But they’ve all changed with the times.
LONG CAMPAIGN AHEAD
May 13, 1990
If the opening salvos are any indication, the Kansas governor’s compaign may be a down and dirty affair this year. Rather than talking about issues, both former Gov. John Carlin and current Gov. Mike Hayden, the two likely finalists for the governor’s office, already are taking personal shots at one another.
EYE AT PRESEASON BIG APPLE NIT
May 13, 1990
Rex Walters watched on TV as Kansas’ basketball team won the Preseason Big Apple NIT. Needless to say, Northwestern’s sophomore guard was impressed.
LOCAL ARTS
May 13, 1990
Piano students rated The National Guild of Piano Teachers will hold an annual round of auditions for area students Monday through Wednesday at Kansas University. About 140 piano students are expected to participate. Participating piano students will be given a report card on their performances. Vena Genuchi Alesio, a teacher from Lincoln, Neb., will be the judge. Local teachers sending students include Patricia Burgstahler, Mary Cornwell, Elaine de San Miguel, Jean Drumm, Theo Ericsson, Sarah Higgins, Hio-Ming Leung, Betty Jo Miller, Virginia Penny and Marilyn Peterson.
RECORD YEAR IS BAD NEWS AT SHELTER
May 13, 1990
The Lawrence Humane Society’s animal shelter is having a record year. Unfortunately, for the animals housed there and employees trying to keep up with the unusually high number of unwanted pets being left at the shelter, that’s not good news.
LIONS REPEAT AS STATE GIRLS SWIM CHAMPIONS
May 13, 1990
About halfway through the season, Pat Grzenda knew her Lawrence High girls swim team had a chance to win its second state title in a row. About halfway through the finals of the state meet Saturday at KU’s Robinson Natatorium, she knew they had very little chance not to.
BLACK HEROES
May 13, 1990
Dear Editor: The state of Kansas can claim at least three creative geniuses who happen to be black. Charlie Parker, the greatest jazz improvisor of all time, spent his first seven years of life in Kansas City, Kan. Gordon Parks, the renowned photographer, filmmaker, composer and writer, hails from Fort Scott. Finally, Langston Hughes, whose boyhood home was Lawrence, is considered by Europeans as the greatest American poet of the 20th Century.
KPL OFFERS SAVINGS INCENTIVES
May 13, 1990
Gas Service is hoping Lawrence residents will cut down on electricity, and cash in on savings that are being offered through two programs designed to conserve electricity and equipment during times of peak use. “We hope as many customers as possible can take part in the programs,” said T.A. Mindrup, district manager for KPL Gas Service.
LOW-INCOME HOUSING PLANS STALLED BY HUD
May 13, 1990
For now, the Lawrence Housing Authority is working to keep the grass trimmed on nine vacant lots on which construction of 25 units of scattered site housing was expected to begin by early June. But construction of the low-income housing in Lawrence is on hold because federal officials have not yet completed a study of the technical plans for the work.
HIGH SCHOOL SWIM, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
May 13, 1990
High School Results GIRLS STATE MEET Saturday at Robinson Natatorium Team scores
MISSOURI SWEEPS TWINBILL WITH KU
May 13, 1990
Kansas University’s baseball team may yet qualify for the Big Eight postseason tournament. But it isn’t going to be easy in the wake of Saturday’s 8-2, 4-3 doubleheader loss to Missouri at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.