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FOR THE RECORD
November 1, 1990
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WEDDING BELLS CHIME FOR COUPLE AT LOCAL LAUNDROMAT
November 1, 1990
When wedding bells chimed for Alan Martin and Laura Goldstein-Eagle, they packed up their dirty clothes and headed for a local laundromat. Martin, 45, and Goldstein-Eagle, 30, both of Lawrence, were married Wednesday afternoon at Laundromat No. 777, 1827 La.
PRITCHARD, HENSON MAKE FINAL ROSTERS
November 1, 1990
Kevin Pritchard and Steve Henson, both second-round choices in last June’s NBA draft, survived this week’s final cuts and are listed on the opening-day rosters of the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks respectively. Golden State coach Don Nelson called Kansas product Pritchard “the surprise of our camp” and said he would be looking for way to insert the 6-3 rookie guard into the rotation.
OCTOBER OFFERS ONLY SPRINKLE OF MOISTURE
November 1, 1990
When speaking of temperatures, October was a normal month. But when considering rainfall, or the lack of it, October was dry. In fact, it was dry all over.
TRAVELING MUSICIAN MAKING RECORD STOP
November 1, 1990
They call him the “Harmonica Man.” Norman Hall, a 69-year-old native of Douglas, Neb., has performed with his harmonica for residents of nursing homes in 11 states. Wednesday, he visited Valleyview Care Home in Lawrence, which brought the number of different performance sites to 250.
MISCONCEIVED PROJECT
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: The reality of traffic congestion and the need to reduce it are not in question. The issue is whether the proposed trafficway will significantly reduce congestion on city streets. The only available hard data say “no.”
GOOD TRAFFIC SYSTEM
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: We need a good traffic system to get the people of Douglas County and Lawrence to and from work, grocery stores, shopping, health care, entertainment, visiting friends and relatives and the list goes on and on.
OPPORTUNITY ON ROADS
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: Lawrence has steadily grown in size and population over the last several decades. Being located between the Kansas City-Olathe and Topeka metropolitan areas will insure its continued growth. It is important for those of us who live and work in the Lawrence community to be able to travel safely and expediently with cars as well as with other vehicles needed in business and agriculture without disrupting residential areas.
KICK THEM OUT
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: The pay raise passed last November by our duly elected representatives in Washington, D.C., was unconscionable. We have had an entire year to get good and steamed up about this. Were the Congress and Senate representing our wishes when they voted themselves a 40 percent raise during an era of unprecedented budget deficits? If it costs so much to live in Washington and serve their contituents, perhaps they should consider coming back home where the cost of living isn’t so high.
KU ALUMNI CREATE EYE RESEARCH FUND
November 1, 1990
Kansas University graduates Robert and Reine Hartley of Baxter Springs plan to contribute $50,000 to create an eye research fund at the KU Medical Center, officials said Wednesday. Donations of $35,000 now and $15,000 next year to the Campaign Kansas fund drive will establish the Dr. Clemens Rucker Glaucoma Research Fund in memory of Reine Hartley’s father.
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IS TOPIC OF 1ST TASK FORCE MEETING
November 1, 1990
The city’s Task Force on Racism, Discrimination and Human Diversity kicks off the first in a series of community forums tonight when it takes comments on discrimination in housing. The forum gets under way at 7 p.m. at South Park Center, 1141 Mass.
WITH EDUCATION
November 1, 1990
Kansas State University is experiencing some problems caused by a lack of planning and coordination concerning student recruitment, enrollment totals and various funding programs. Consequently, university officials took the initiative, studied the situation and made some tough decisions on how to live within the school’s budget and maintain the basic academic structure of the university. President Jon Wefald announced several departments might be eliminated or merged. Almost immediately, many students and faculty members started to protest the possible actions.
SCULPTURE OF PIONEER MOVED TO OSKALOOSA
November 1, 1990
It took a backhoe, a jackhammer and a lot of muscle, but the brass, copper and concrete sculpture of pioneer Sam Peppard and his wind wagon now is in place at Old Jefferson Town, a historic village here. The piece had been a gift from Louise Barker to her husband, the late Dr. Roger Barker, on their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple donated the sculpture to the Jefferson County Historial Society in 1989. The piece depicts the legendary Peppard and his wind wagon being swept into the air by a tornado.
CHAMBER OPPOSES STATE AMENDMENT
November 1, 1990
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it opposes a constitutional amendment that would abolish the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education. The chamber took its position at a board of directors meeting last week. The constitutional amendment will be on Tuesday’s ballot.
LMH AUXILIARY INSTALLING NEW CAR SEAT BUCKLES
November 1, 1990
All infant car seats rented through the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary program should be returned so that replacement buckles may be installed. Evenflo, the company that manufactures the car seats, has recalled the buckles.
SMALLER BOND ISSUE ON DESOTO BALLOT
November 1, 1990
After last year’s landslide defeat of a $12 million bond issue to construct a new high school and elementary school, DeSoto patrons formed a 16-member citizens advisory panel to develop a plan for dealing with crowding in the district’s schools. Supt. Glenn Coltharp said the group met on a regular basis and spoke with experts before formulating a new proposal. As a result, patrons will vote at Tuesday’s general election on a $7 million bond issue to finance a new elementary school, an addition for DeSoto High School and electrical and plumbing upgrades at DeSoto Junior High School.
CORRECTION
November 1, 1990
In Wednesday’s profile on 1st District County Commission candidate Mike Rundle, a quote pertaining to his plan if the south Lawrence trafficway is defeated should have read, “I’m far more interested in looking at the problem we’re trying to solve and have a tailor-made solution for it.” A map in today’s voter’s guide insert showing Kansas House districts incorrectly lists the polling place for the 2nd Ward, 11th Precinct. The correct polling place is Holcom Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th.
COUNTY NAMES ANNUAL DINNER AFTER EMPLOYEE
November 1, 1990
The Douglas County Commission honored a county employee Wednesday afternoon at an abbreviated commission meeting. Walter Reed, a custodian at the county courthouse since 1973, was honored by the commission with a proclamation declaring the annual Thanksgiving dinner for county employees as “The Walter Reed Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.”
CITY SEEKING ZONING VARIANCE FOR NEW BUILDING
November 1, 1990
The city of Lawrence will seek a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals so that it can build an office building near 11th and Haskell. The BZA will hear the request at its monthly meeting, at 7 p.m. today at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
A ONE-TIME BARGAIN
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: It was my privilege to serve as a commissioner of Douglas County 1969-77. During that time, a possible eastern bypass was exhaustively explored by KDOT and qualified consultants. Further consideration of that project came to a halt when officials determined that the projected exorbitant cost of the project could not be funded.
FLAWED PLAN
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: Consider the following questions regarding construction of a second Lawrence high school.
RED HERRING ON ROADS
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: A seasons political campaigner in another city once told me that the way to defeat questions taken to the electorate is to make numerous exaggerated claims in advertisements and news releases, preferably late in the campaign, so they cannot be refuted. The wilder the claims, he added, the better. The result will be confusion. When voters are confused, they vote No.
CAMPAIGN REPORTS LIST CONTRIBUTIONSEXPENDITURES
November 1, 1990
The following are campaign contributions and expenditures that local candidates reported for the period between July 27 and Oct. 25. Today, the Journal-World is running reports for the 45th District in the state House of Representatives and the 1st District of the Douglas County Commission. On Friday, reports for the 43rd, 44th and 46th state House districts will be published. John Solbach Democrat, House District 45 Contributions: Jim and Mary Kennedy, $50; Dan Watkins, $50; Kansas Association of Realtors, $200; Kansas PAC, $500; Kansas Society of CPAs, $100; Kansas Bankers Assn., $150; Kansans for Economic Development, $250; Nancy and John Hiebert, $50; Jerry Harper, $25; H.C. Asel, $50; Conchita G. Augelli, $10; Richard and Alta Walter, $20; Clark and Rebecca Coan, $25; Evelyn Swartz, $25; William Scott, $10 and Rex Powell, $20.
CHURCH OWNER EXTENDS DEADLINE
November 1, 1990
Allen Realty Co. had no takers on its offer of $10,000 to anyone who would move a 120-year-old church from its New Hampshire Street location and restore it, but the company is extending the deadline for proposals to Nov. 15. Arly Allen, a stockholder in Allen Realty, this morning said the original Oct. 31 deadline on the offer passed without generating any interest. Allen said he interpreted the lack of offers as proof that no one is interested in the historic importance of the church and that opponents of the church’s demolition merely want to stop him from development in the area.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
County leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties express a shared pride about the increases in voter registration that their parties have experienced in the last four years. “It’s indicative of the qualified candidates we have,” said Louise Silber, chairman of county Democrats. “I think we always have been able to offer voters qualified candidates in races.”
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. What steps do you favor to reduce the federal deficit? Be specific about any spending cuts or tax increases you advocate.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If voters should reject the $4 million bond issue for the south Lawrence trafficway during the general election, should the county proceed with plans for the road. If yes, what action should be taken?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
On Tuesday, Lawrence and Douglas County voters will be asked to approve two bond issues for construction of two major roads in the area, the eastern parkway and the south Lawrence trafficway. The two roads, along with planned improvements to U.S. Highway 40 west of the city, constitute the circumferential loop of highways planned for around Lawrence.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Residents of the Lawrence school district will vote Nov. 6 on a proposed $31 million bond issue for building a second high school and making other facilities improvements. The following list of questions and answers is designed to provide voters with basic information about the two projects. Q: What exactly would be provided by the bond issue and at what cost?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. What steps do you favor to reduce the federal deficit? Be specific about any spending cuts or tax increases you advocate.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
In this election, you won’t pick a traditional candidate. Douglas County District Judge Jean Shepherd, one of four judges in the 7th Judicial District, which is Douglas County, will be the only local judge listed on the ballot.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Student interest in the upcoming elections ranges from indifference to strong support for higher education. As Kansas University student senators sponsor a letter-writing campaign to the state’s gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Mike Hayden and State Treasurer Joan Finney, other students failed to register to vote.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. What steps do you favor to reduce the federal deficit? Be specific about any spending cuts or tax increases you advocate.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Kansas Senate Minority Leader Mike Johnston has a tongue-in-cheek response to harsh criticism from opponents of a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to alter the state’s education system. “When virtually all educational interests, all the embedded interests, find something objectionable with this amendment, maybe it ain’t all bad,” said Johnston, D-Parsons, who was the prime mover of the effort to place it on the Nov. 6 ballot.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Patrons of Eudora School District 491 will decide the fate of a controversial $4 million bond issue to finance a new high school in the Nov. 6 general election. The bonds would help fund a proposed $5.25 million school to be built on 46 acres of land about a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on the west side of Douglas County Road 1061. Approval of the bond issue would raise the district’s mill levy by about 26 mills, say district officials. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. On a $50,000 home, this would increase the annual property tax by about $156.
CHARITABLE SALARY
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: It is truly amazing that Mrs. Dole has determined that it is best to stop living off the taxpayer and go live off charity.
GROWING CITY
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: Recently, I chanced upon a 1947 travel guide which described Lawrence as a city of 15,000 people with a university approaching 5,000 students.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
A hotly contested governor’s race, three controversial bond issues and a host of tight state and local races will create what may be a record turnout in the Nov. 7 election, the leaders of Douglas County’s Democratic and Republican parties say. Chris Miller, GOP chairman, and Louise Silber, Democratic party chair, each offered that assessment when asked to give their impressions of the Nov. 6 general election and their estimates of voter turnout.
November 1, 1990
Barbara Ballard, Democratic candidate for the Kansas House in the 44th District, said she hears disillusionment and concern among voters as she goes door to door campaigning in the district. “It’s a difficult time for Kansans,” she said. “Because of reappraisal and classification, because of oil, because of agriculture.”
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
LOCAL BUSINESSES MAY SEE EFFECT OF HIGHER TAXES
November 1, 1990
Local and state effects of a five-year, $490 billion deficit reduction package passed by Congress over the weekend will be difficult to predict, officials said. “It’s real hard to predict what the effects on the city could be,” Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen said this week. “It’s awfully early to see the trends.”
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
To say that this is a busy time of year for Patty Jaimes is a classic understatement. As Douglas County Clerk, Mrs. Jaimes also serves as election officer for the Nov. 6 general election. This election has been particularly involved, she said.
HEARING BEGINS IN AREA MURDERS
November 1, 1990
A Topeka woman kidnapped last December along with two neighbors who later were shot to death in rural Douglas County described the ordeal this morning during a preliminary hearing for a man charged with the murders. Verne Horne, 69, testified that she stared down the man, Tyrone Baker, and was able to escape after he took her and the other Topekans to a northeast Douglas County location and told them at gunpoint to lie face down on the ground.
CANDIDATES IN 44TH STRESS EXPERIENCE
November 1, 1990
Neither of the two candidates that voters in the 44th District will choose between have taken a thing for granted. Republican Sandy Praeger and Democrat Barbara Ballard have been out beating the bushes during the campaign, going door to door telling voters where they stand.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 1, 1990
DISMISSALS Pat Taylor and baby boy, Lawrence; Joyce Miller, Eudora.
PRAEGER FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC ISSUES
November 1, 1990
Sandy Praeger, Republican candidate in the 44th Kansas House District, is banking that voters recognize that her experience as Lawrence mayor and city commissioner will be an asset in state government. “It’s great training for moving into the Legislature,” she said. “The kind of issues are very similar. I have dealt with roads and highways and a myriad of city budgets.”
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorites for this office?
PLUMHOFF SCORING AT WILL
November 1, 1990
Senior Kris Plumhoff has been a goal-scoring machine for the Heart of America Conference champion Baker soccer team this season. Yet he intended to give up the sport four years ago. Plumhoff’s disenchantment began after he tried out for the U.S. Junior National team.
META STEIGNER
November 1, 1990
Graveside services for Meta S. Steigner, 84, Ozawkie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ozawkie Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Fry officiating. Mrs. Steigner died Wednesday at her home.
DOCTOR
November 1, 1990
From the questions that came from doctors, hospital administrators and other health care workers, it was apparent that Dr. Charles Yockey was speaking to an audience well aware of severe problems in the nation’s health care delivery system. Yockey, chief of staff at Watkins Memorial Health Center at Kansas University, spoke at Lawrence Memorial Hospital this morning in his role as chairman of the Kansas Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
S RACE, KU PROF SAYS
November 1, 1990
Kansas University Professor Burdett Loomis says the Kansas gubernatorial race isn’t about property taxes, abortion, education or the death penalty. “Rather this campaign is about, and almost totally about, Joan Finney’s capacity to serve competently as governor of Kansas,” Loomis said Wednesday.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If voters should reject the $4 million bond issue for the south Lawrence trafficway during the general election should the county proceed with plans for the road? If yes, what action should be taken?
INSURANCE OFFICIAL TOUTS EXPERIENCE
November 1, 1990
Going into the final stretch before Election Day Tuesday, Ron Todd, the Republican candidate for insurance commissioner, continues to emphasize the experience he has gained during 34 years with the Kansas Department of Insurance. Todd, who is from Lawrence, currently is assistant insurance commissioner under Fletcher Bell.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL
November 1, 1990
The Lawrence school board perhaps should have considered more candidates in selecting a construction management firm for the proposed second high school, Lawrence School Supt. Dan Neuenswander said Tuesday. However, he said, the school board was not required to base its selection on competitive bids.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
S MOOD IMPROVED AFTER VICTORY OVER K-STATE
November 1, 1990
Admittedly, Glen Mason has been in a foul mood the past couple of weeks. “I’ve not been the most upbeat guy. I’ve been called worn out, fatigued, sounding terrible, boring, all the terms,” Mason said during his regular Wednesday news conference. “I was that guy.”
TRUCK TRAFFIC STUDY
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: Some opponents of the south Lawrence trafficway proposal claim it will cause major increases in truck traffic by diverting truck traffic from the Kansas Turnpike. I checked this out and nothing could be further from the truth.
PEARSON TO PICK KU OR MICHIGAN
November 1, 1990
College basketball recruiting update: Just when you think you know everything about Kansas recruiting, a new name pops up.
RARE OPPORTUNITY
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: The Meeting for Peace concluded Oct. 19 when all the Soviet delegates boarded the bus for the first part of their long journey back to Moscow. The sadness of this separation was captured in several of the photographs printed in the Journal-World. The bonding between the host families and their Soviet guests was exciting to be a part of.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. What, if anything, can the attorney general do to strengthen the state’s drug enforcement effort?
EFFECT ON LANDSCAPE
November 1, 1990
To the Editor: During the long discussion of the proposed southern bypass, I have not seen any mention of the tearing-up of large amounts of land which occurs whenever a new highway is built. On both sides of the road and in vast areas at every intersection the earth-movers really do destroy the surroundings. Fifteen intersections!
E MERGER NOT EXPECTED TO HAVE EFFECT ON CUSTOMERS
November 1, 1990
The merger of KPL Gas Service with Kansas Gas & Electric Co. won’t have any effect at least in the near future on customers served by the two electric utilities, including KPL’s customers in Lawrence, a KPL official said Wednesday. “The immediate effect is no change,” said Bill Brown, president of the KPL division of Kansas Power and Light Co. “We think in the long run there will be a combination of savings and synergies that will help us maintain the low rate level.”
NO SUNGLASSES NEEDED FOR A MONGOL BEACH PARTY
November 1, 1990
Picture Frankie and Annette on the beach, playing volleyball with their buddy Genghis. Khan, that is. What you’re seeing isn’t just any beach party, it’s a Mongol Beach Party. But don’t worry: The historical hordes aren’t attacking America’s shoreline. Instead, Mongol Beach Party serves as the name for a six-member Kansas City band playing Saturday at the Jazzhaus, 924 Mass.
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. If elected, what will be your top three priorities for this office?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Democrat Q. What, if anything, can the attorney general do to strengthen the state’s drug enforcement effort?
ELECTION TAB
November 1, 1990
Republican Q. What steps do you favor to reduce the federal deficit? Be specific about any spending cuts or tax increases you advocate.