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ALTERNATIVE BAND FROM KC BRINGS SPECIAL MIX TO LAWRENCE
May 24, 1990
It seems Sin City is popping up all over River City. Just take a look at the performance schedule for the Sin City Disciples, a Kansas City R&B-alternative trash band that makes frequent visits to Lawrence:
UNWARRANTED COMPLAINTS
May 24, 1990
Dear Editor: I find it a sad travesty on education that the three people chosen to represent those receiving Ph.D. degrees at KU’s recent commencement ceremonies all pursued one main theme complaints about the cost and amount of sacrifice and work involved.
FOR THE RECORD
May 24, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SPORTS HALL GETS OVERTURE FROM SALINA
May 24, 1990
Trustees of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame will travel to Salina in early June to discuss with officials there the possibility of moving the hall to that city. The request from the Salina Chamber of Commerce for discussions about relocating the hall is the second offer from central Kansas cities being entertained by trustees. They traveled to Abilene earlier this month to talk with a private group there about the possible relocation, said Max Falkenstien, chairman of the trustees.
CAROLINE A. DOEGE
May 24, 1990
Services for Caroline A. Doege, 96, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Ron Cornish officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Doege died Wednesday at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born April 11, 1894, in Tonganoxie.
CITY, POLICE SET NEGOTIATIONS
May 24, 1990
Work agreement negotiations between the city of Lawrence and the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. are scheduled to begin next week, an LPOA official said today. Tony Garcia, president of the police officer’s bargaining group, said the LPOA and city negotiators will trade proposals at 10 a.m. Tuesday at city hall.
MORNING CLOUDBURST SOAKS LAWRENCE AREA
May 24, 1990
The skies opened wide this morning, soaking the Lawrence area and triggering scattered electrical power outages. Unofficially, 1.70 inches of rain fell on Lawrence during the morning downpour and lingering showers.
PLANNERS PARE GREENSPACE ON WEST SIXTH
May 24, 1990
A major entrance to Lawrence isn’t likely to be as green as the city’s planning staff wanted, but the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission says steps it’s taking will make the western end of Sixth Street attractive nonetheless. The commission, at its Wednesday meeting, went against a staff plan by voting to recommend a 50-foot building and parking setback requirement on West Sixth Street from County Road 13 to Monterey Way.
CLASSES OPEN VISTAS FOR SENIORS
May 24, 1990
Finals at Kansas University are over, but some students are already back in class on Mount Oread. In fact, even as KU commencement got under way last Sunday, people were arriving at KU’s Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall to participate in the Elderhostel program. KU’s Division of Continuing Education began sponsoring an Elderhostel program in 1979. This year, two one-week sessions are planned.
MALPRACTICE RATES MAY BENEFIT PATIENT
May 24, 1990
Although almost all Kansas doctors will have their malpractice premiums lowered by 12 percent to 19.5 percent beginning in July, that drop will not automatically translate into savings for patients. But a local doctor, a business manager of a local doctor’s group, and a Kansas Medical Society spokesman say that if the malpractice rate decrease continues, patient fees eventually would be affected.
OFFICIALS UNCOVER APPARENT SCAM
May 24, 1990
This week three local financial institutions and the Lawrence Police Department discovered 12 thefts and forgeries that appear to be part of a scam. Police Lt. Mark Brothers said that losses of $190 have been detected locally and that similar thefts and forgeries are being detected as far west as Salina.
FORMER RESIDENT APPOINTED TO SOLA/BARNES-HIND POST
May 24, 1990
A former Lawrence resident was recently appointed to a top position with Sola/Barnes-Hind, one of the top manufactuers of contact lenses and solutions in the world. Paul L. Carttar, 36, who received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kansas University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, was recently appointed as the San Diego-based company’s senior vice president, sales and marketing.
BALDWIN STILL CONSIDERING SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
May 24, 1990
Most Baldwin school district parents either do not want or do not care about a proposed breakfast program in the district, according to a recent survey. School officials last week sent to parents of the district’s 1,000 students a survey asking if the parents favored creating a breakfast program in the district.
FAVORABLE TREND
May 24, 1990
Insurance rates going down probably is worthy of a news story any day, but decreases in medical malpractice insurance premiums in Kansas is especially good news, not only for doctors but for the patients they serve. Insurance Commissioner Fletcher Bell announced this week that he has approved a 19.5 percent premium decrease for about 500 of the state’s 3,000 doctors. Those doctors are covered by the Kansas Medical Mutual Co., operated by the Kansas Medical Society. The decrease is one of several approved by Bell’s office in recent weeks.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 24, 1990
DISMISSALS Karen McCoy, Lecompton; Criselda Anderson and baby girl, 2302 Lowell.
COURTS KU GRAD FOR POST
May 24, 1990
A man known as “Boss,” “Whizzer” and “Mr. Justice” gave Kansas University graduate Steve McAllister a job offer that he couldn’t refuse. McAllister, a 1988 KU law school grad, said Wednesday that he agreed to serve another one-year term as clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Bryon White.
GENEROUS OFFER
May 24, 1990
Dear Editor: Concerning the May 18 letter to the editor by John Watkins, I was somewhat confused and mystified. Apparently there is some communication problem or misunderstanding. If Mr. Watkins is correct and the Catholic church is willing to accept the responsibility and care for any unwanted child not only in America, but in the world, this is a truly generous and magnanimous offer. This, however, seems to be an incredible task of great magnitude for the church to undertake.
CANDIDATE DRAWS 6-MONTH SENTENCE
May 24, 1990
A 43-year-old Lawrence man who is running for Congress refused to back down from his pro-marijuana stance and was sentenced by a Douglas County district judge to a six-month jail term. The man, Mark Creamer, hugged and kissed his wife, Dalenette, and walked away smiling from the courtroom after District Judge James Paddock handed down the sentence.
REQUEST
May 24, 1990
The Douglas County Historical Society is joining in the county’s “hold the line” budget effort. At its budget hearing Wednesday night before Douglas County commissioners, the society requested $35,200 for 1991, the same amount it’s receiving this year in county funds.
HOUSING HELP
May 24, 1990
Dear Editor: Our community owes a debt of gratitude to the newly formed Coalition on Housing Concerns for the Elderly and People with Disabilities whose dedicated professionals have come together to advocate on behalf of health and safety concerns of people living in federally subsidized housing at both Vermont Towers and Clinton Place, many of whom have been fearful of losing their housing should they speak up or unable to make their voices heard in the maze of bureaucracy.
PLANNERS RECOMMEND COMMERCIAL ZONING FOR SIXTH STREET TRACT
May 24, 1990
A third corner of the intersection of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive has received a recommendation by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for commercial rezoning. Planners, who met Wednesday night, recommended the rezoning of 10 developable acres of the Rock Chalk Ranch property from agricultural to PCD-2 (planned commercial development). The property sits at what would be the northwest corner of Sixth and the extension of Wakarusa.
COLUMN
May 24, 1990
Leftovers from this week’s Big Eight Outdoor track and field championships … Kansas coach Gary Schwartz was not pleased the league meet concluded on a Monday.