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FOR THE RECORD
May 15, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PRODUCTION ACCOLADES
May 15, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: Bravo to the Lawrence Community Theatre for an outstanding production of “Is There Life After High School?” The Friday night audience loved the show, as was evidenced by spontaneous laughter and applause throughout the evening.
CHILD CARE OMISSION
May 15, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: Sunday’s feature article concerning child care in Lawrence omitted Children’s Learning Center, Inc. from the list of child care centers which have been in operation for 20 years or more. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in November of 1989. Perhaps we were not listed because our name was changed in 1972 from “Someday School” to Children’s Learning Center, Inc.”
STORMS SWAMP AREA
May 15, 1990
A heavy thunderstorms that roared through Lawrence late Monday night and early this morning dumped small hail and more than three inches of rain on the city, swelling creek banks, flooding basements and closing roads. The storms also carried with them all the necessary elements for a tornado, causing the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch from about 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. The weather service also issued a flash-flood warning for Douglas County and six other Kansas counties.
BARBARA OSBURN
May 15, 1990
Services for Barbara Osburn, Lawrence, are pending at the Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Osburn died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WILLIAM B. BEELER
May 15, 1990
Services for William B. Beeler, 59, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Beeler died Monday at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Junction City and graduated from Junction City High School.
RAY B. ROBERTS JR.
May 15, 1990
Private services are planned for Ray B. Roberts Jr., Bella Vista, Ark. Mr. Roberts, who had lived for many years in Lawrence, died May 6 at a Bentonville hospital. He was born in Peabody and moved in 1933 to Lawrence, where he attended Kansas University. Mr. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from KU.
MOORE
May 15, 1990
Services for Mark Q. “Bud” Moore, 60, a longtime Lawrence real estate developer, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. He died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of cancer.
AUDREY C. JONES
May 15, 1990
Services for Audrey Cato Jones, 84, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pentecostal Bible Church with the Rev. Elmer Williams Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS UPGRADE COSTS PUT TENNIS COURT WORK ON HOLD
May 15, 1990
Faced with an estimate of $7.8 million for renovations at Lawrence High School, the Lawrence school board Monday night put off deciding whether to match city dollars to upgrade the Lawrence Tennis Center. The ball was in the board’s court because the Lawrence City Commission already has agreed to pay up to half of renovations at the eight-court center, which is on the LHS campus. But after seeing the pricetag of $180,000 to $190,000 for the tennis court renovation, board members wanted to spend more time considering other alternatives.
JUDGE STRIKES DOWN LOCAL ORDINANCE
May 15, 1990
Its intent may be noble but the city’s human relations ordinance is nonetheless unconstitutional, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled in a decision filed Monday. Judge Michael J. Malone made the ruling in a case brought against the city by D.A. Willer, who was protesting a $3,200 fine levied against her by the city’s human relations/human resources director for allegedly violating fair employment practices. The fine was upheld by the Lawrence Human Relations Commission.
LHS NETTERS FAIL TO QUALIFY
May 15, 1990
Lawrence High’s boys tennis season is over. “You’ve got to win two matches to qualify for state and all our guys won one,” said Lions’ coach Dick Wedel, summarizing play at Monday’s regional. “We played some good tennis, but didn’t have good enough records going in.”
KC MAN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATION
May 15, 1990
An 18-year-old Kansas City, Mo., resident is facing misdemeanor charges for impersonating a clerk at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The man, Richard E. Moritz, was arrested at 7 a.m. Friday on a misdemeanor charge of false impersonation.
LMH TRUSTEES TO HEAR INSURANCE COSTS REPORT
May 15, 1990
Because claims and expenses for the Employee Medical Benefit Trust exceeded income by $25,000 in April and two major claims are expected in the next few months, Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s pension committee will consider a mid-year rate increase during its next meeting in August. The increasing health insurance costs in LMH’s self-funded plan will be one topic of discussion in the hospital’s board of trustees meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the hospital’s Sunflower Room.
DERUSSEAU WINS, LIONS 3RD AT REGIONAL
May 15, 1990
Chad Derusseau picked a good time for his best golf performance of the year. “He’s been steady all season. At this tournament, everything fell into place for Chad. He played very well and won the tournament,” said Lawrence High golf coach Ron Commons.
PRITCHARD IS CONFIDENT HE CAN MAKE IT IN NBA
May 15, 1990
San Antonio Spurs coach Larry Brown says Kevin Pritchard will be tabbed in the first round of this June’s NBA draft. The league’s director of scouting Marty Blake hints otherwise, however, describing Kansas’ 6-3 guard as merely “an all-right player.”
ANALYST
May 15, 1990
A federal technology analyst today said that new technologies need to be carefully woven into the fabric of rural life to have a positive effect on rural development. “It’s definitely important,” said D. Linda Garcia, senior analyst for Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment. “Whether they have a good impact or a bad impact probably depends more on how they’re deployed and when they’re deployed and whether they’re deployed in conjunction with other economic development policies.”
S HAMERS ADVANCES
May 15, 1990
Kansas’ Eveline Hamers has advanced to the Round of 16 and earned All-America honors for the second straight year at the NCAA women’s tennis championships. The KU sophomore was to face Cal-Berkeley’s Lisa Albano today.
COUNTY AGAIN TO CONSIDER ASPHALT PLANT
May 15, 1990
A controversial proposal to build an asphalt plant just east of Lawrence will go again before Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday. Commissioners are scheduled to consider the final plat and site plan for a 49.3-acre tract south of East Hills Business Park. The commission meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
SETTING AN EXAMPLE
May 15, 1990
Dear Editor: It is nice to know that Independence Days Inc. is reconsidering the sale of beer at the Fourth of July celebration. I find it hard to believe that they have only received four letters and five phone calls regarding the inappropriateness of selling beer at Independence Days.
CIGARETTE TAX
May 15, 1990
Dear Editor: Beware! Congress is on the prowl, looking to see who can stand another tax hit. The bureaucrats want more money to waste.
BOARD EXPANDS SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
May 15, 1990
Breakfast should be served at Quail Run School, not because it would give parents “one less thing to do” each morning, but because it would help students meet their nutritional needs. Such were the sentiments of school board vice president Maggie Carttar at Monday’s board meeting, where it was decided that the Breakfast Program being piloted in four of the district’s elementary schools would be expanded to Cordley and Quail Run schools.
DROUGHT DRIES UP FARM INCOME
May 15, 1990
Douglas County farmers in 1989 made considerably more money than most of their peers, although their incomes lagged behind their 1988 earnings. According to statistics compiled by the Farm Management Assn., Douglas County farmers averaged a net income of $41,483 in 1989, which is more than $10,000 higher than the average for other farmers in the 16-county northeast association. However, the 1989 figure is about $8,000 below the county’s 1988 income average.
SCHUMM SAYS ROAD SYSTEM IN JEOPARDY
May 15, 1990
A major supporter of the eastern parkway concept says Lawrence’s entire proposed loop system of roads including the south Lawrence trafficway is in jeopardy if the eastern parkway isn’t built. Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schumm, who in 1987 posed the idea and has pushed ever since for construction of a road to link downtown Lawrence with Kansas Highway 10 near the East Hills Business Park, fired his bombshell during a commission study session of the parkway on Monday.
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May 15, 1990
Lawrence High School sophomores who like to engage in America’s favorite pastime will have a greater opportunity to do so with the Lawrence school board’s decision Monday night to establish a baseball program for sophomores. Board member Harriet Shaffer said sophomore teams already had been established for LHS’ football, soccer, volleyball and girls and boys basketball programs, and she said she thought the demand was high enough to establish a sophomore baseball team.
ORDER ISSUED ON UNSAFE PROPERTIES
May 15, 1990
The Baldwin City Council on Monday told eight local property owners to clean up their acts after a public hearing on nine structures the council considers to be unsafe. Baldwin Mayor Loren Litteer said this morning that the council told eight of the nine owners to either “improve or remove” the old and rundown structures they own. All of the structures are old houses.
CITY
May 15, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I recently read in these pages that as many as four of our city commissioners are going to pay an official visit to Lawrence’s “Sister City” of Eutin, West Germany.
LINE COULD MAKE SPORTS IMBALANCE
May 15, 1990
Dick Purdy knew all about Lawrence’s plans for a bond issue to build a second high school when he became head football coach at LHS. He doesn’t stutter when asked his preference.
CAL-DAVIS COULD BE NEXT STOP FOR OWENS
May 15, 1990
Ted Owens is living in Merced, Calif., these days. He’s also living in limbo. The man who spent 19 years (1964-83) as head basketball coach at Kansas has a few irons in the fire notably the vacancy at California-Davis but says he wants to make sure he makes the right connection.
NOISE CASE IS POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST
May 15, 1990
A case involving the constitutionality of Lawrence’s noise ordinance has been continued until August, but it doesn’t appear as if the issue will die quietly. Don Strole, a Lawrence attorney representing the first person to be cited for violating the ordinance, said he recently agreed to continue the case after City Prosecutor Tom Porter told him he would meet with city and police officials to discuss what Strole sees as a lack of uniformity in the way the law is enforced.
REPUBLICAN OPENS U.S. HOUSE RACE
May 15, 1990
A Lawrence Republican officially announced his candidacy for Congress today and immediately pressed the attack on incumbent Jim Slattery. “Congress is out of control, and after eight years, Jim Slattery is very much part of the problem,” said Scott Morgan in announcing his candidacy this morning in Lawrence.
DAY
May 15, 1990
Cards, flowers or other gifts didn’t make Mother’s Day unforgettable for Bobbi Oglesby. In fact, her lasting memory of the day is something she’d rather forget. That’s because Mrs. Oglesby and her husband, Jack, were among about 30 patrons and employees who witnessed a violent armed robbery Sunday at the Magic Wok restaurant, 1700 W. 23rd.
LUCY ANN DICKOVER
May 15, 1990
Services for Lucy Ann Dickover, 78, Clearview City, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Dickover died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 15, 1990
DISMISSALS Hsiu-Yin Kao and baby girl, 21 Ellis.