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$200,000 NON-PAYERS
November 9, 1990
Most would agree it’s not right, yet it’s true. The Internal Revenue Service points out that despite frequent government efforts to close loopholes, some wealthy Americans still are able to drum up enough deductions to avoid paying any U.S. income tax.
PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES
November 9, 1990
To the Editor: Thank you for the editorial regarding the crime perpetuated by the pharmaceutical industry. As U.S. Sen. David Pryor reports, from July 1989 to July 1990, prices for medications rose 10.2 percent compared to 4.8 percent for all other consumer goods.
S FUND DRIVE PASSES 64.4% OF 1990 GOAL
November 9, 1990
This year’s United Way of Douglas County campaign continues to outpace last year’s record fund drive, officials said Thursday at the conclusion of the third of four reporting periods. As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign total was $544,287, or 64.4 percent of this year’s $845,000 goal.
S RESTAURANT SOLD BACK TO THE COMPANY
November 9, 1990
The local Shoney’s restaurant has been sold back to the company by the franchise operators, the company has announced. Sandy Haury and Hunter Atkins, two Nashville, Tenn., franchise owners, sold the business back to Shoney’s in order to concentrate on other business interests, the company said in a prepared statement.
KU LOSES KING, CORRALS PEARSON
November 9, 1990
Sean Pearson, a 6-5, 210-pound guard/forward from Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Ill., today announced he will attend Kansas University on a basketball scholarship. Pearson, who averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds a game last year, chose KU over Michigan and Marquette. He also was recruited by DePaul, Indiana and Notre Dame.
RECENT RAINS BRING TOTAL FOR YEAR CLOSE TO ANNUAL AVERAGE
November 9, 1990
In one week, Lawrence has gone from a dry October to a moist November, and come within about half an inch of the average annual rainfall total. The 0.18 of an inch of rain that fell Wednesday, along with the 0.26 of an inch from Thursday, increased Lawrence’s precipitation total for the month to 3.04 inches, well ahead of November’s average rainfall of 1.98 inches. The precipitation, which included sleet and snow Sunday, brought the city’s 1990 total to 36.27 inches, or 0.54 of an inch less than the yearly average of 36.81.
DELA MARCO INFANT
November 9, 1990
Private graveside services for the stillborn son of Michael and Danielle Zarazua Della Marco, Lawrence, were to be held today at the Mount Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. The baby was stillborn Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
OSCAR KROPF
November 9, 1990
Services for Oscar Kropf, 85, Berryton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clinton Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mr. Kropf died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS, RAIDERS CLASH TONIGHT
November 9, 1990
Nowadays, with nine teams in the Sunflower League, it seems there are so many opponents, so little time. That’s why Lawrence didn’t get in Shawnee Mission South’s way during the Raiders’ undefeated run to the 1989 league title. Likewise, the Lions avoided SM South as they won the league with a 5-1 mark this season.
HOLIDAY BUREAU SEEING INCREASE IN AID REQUESTS
November 9, 1990
The number of applications for the Holiday Bureau assistance program appear to be up this year, the program’s coordinator said. As of Thursday, 259 applications have been received since organizers began accepting requests Nov. 1.
CITY OKS REQUEST FROM FIREFIGHTERS
November 9, 1990
The Perry City Council this week approved a request from Perry and Kentucky Township firefighters to purchase new equipment. City Clerk Roger Hodson said the request was for six pair of bunker pants, six pair of bunker boots and six fire coats. He said the council hadn’t calculated the cost of the purchase.
ACTION PENDING ON HISTORIC HOMES
November 9, 1990
It will be at least another week before the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission makes its initial recommendations on properties for inclusion on a Lawrence Register of Historic Places. Nominations for six properties were reviewed by the commission during public hearings Thursday night. But the commission didn’t take action on any of the nominations, said Linda Finger, city planner.
FOR THE RECORD
November 9, 1990
District court Criminal charges filed
INSURANCE OFFICIAL SAYS HIS PLANS ARE UNCERTAIN
November 9, 1990
Outgoing state insurance commissioner Fletcher Bell says he’s been too busy with elections to decide how he will spend his time as a private citizen. “I have not had the time to give the future much thought,” Bell said Thursday.
KU CLASS PICKS HOPE FINALISTS
November 9, 1990
The senior class at Kansas University has chosen its six finalists for the H.O.P.E. award. The Honors for Outstanding Progressive Education is awarded annually to one faculty member. The H.O.P.E. award is the senior class gift from the class of 1959.
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE DRUG TESTS REMOVED FROM POLICY
November 9, 1990
Lawrence school employees suspected of substance abuse while on the job no longer would be subject to drug testing, according to policy revisions approved by the Lawrence school board during its meeting Thursday night. The board’s Employee Substance Abuse policy was adopted earlier this year in response to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and last year’s amendments to the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. Without such a policy in place, the district is not eligible for federal funding of any kind.
POLICE SEEKING ROBBERY SUSPECT
November 9, 1990
Lawrence police today issued this composite picture of a man suspected of robbing six local businesses along with establishments in Salina, McPherson, Abilene and Emporia. The picture is based on information from a Prairie Village woman who saw the man leaving the Bahnmaier Retail Liquor store, 900 N.H., after a robbery Tuesday night. The woman and other witnesses have described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds with short hair and a close-cropped moustache. Police are asking local residents who may have information about the suspect to call detectives at 841-7210.
BALLOT CANVASS VERIFIES RESULTS
November 9, 1990
A canvass of ballots cast in Tuesday’s election revealed no changes in the outcomes of any races. The canvassing was conducted this morning at the Douglas County Courthouse by the Douglas County Commission and County Clerk Patty Jaimes.
ELECTION PUTS NEEDS OF SCHOOLS IN FOCUS
November 9, 1990
Although community support for the Lawrence school board’s proposed second high school was low, awareness of the needs of the school district is at an all-time high, School Board President Maggie Carttar said at Thursday’s board meeting. It was near the end of the meeting that Carttar reflected on the defeat in Tuesday’s election of a proposed $31 million school bond issue, which, among other things, would have allowed for the construction of a second high school.
S SERIOUS ABOUT NAZARENE
November 9, 1990
Baker defensive coordinator Al Tamberelli isn’t worried about the Wildcats looking flat on Saturday against Mid-America Nazarene, a team with only two victories. “We have kids that are really intelligent and they understand that this game is not one that is to be taken lightly. They are intelligent enough to know what’s at stake,” Tamberelli said.
ARCHITECTURE SHIFTS TO MORE LIBERAL STUDIES
November 9, 1990
Faculty at architecture schools across the nation are asking a common question: Are their students getting a well-rounded education? Last year, Kansas University’s School of Architecture and Urban Design began offering a bachelor of architectural studies degree. A four-year program, it combines a liberal arts education with the conceptual study of architecture.
COUNTY COMMISSION CANCELS MEETING
November 9, 1990
The Douglas County Commission will not have its regular Monday morning meeting next week. The commission is taking the day off to attend the Kansas Association of Counties meeting in Wichita.
WICHITA MAN MAKES KU GIFT
November 9, 1990
Robert D. Taylor of Wichita has pledged $32,763 to benefit Kansas University, L. Joseph Bauman, dean of the KU School of Business, announced today. Taylor’s pledge will enhance the accounting program of KU’s School of Business, provide athletic scholarships through the Williams Educational Fund and benefit the Chancellors Club, KU’s major-donor organization.
BASEHOR GROUP WORKS TO BUY LAND FOR PARK
November 9, 1990
When carloads of concert-goers file through the gates at Sandstone Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs for spring and summer concerts, members of the Basehor Park Assn. see dollar signs. Mary Ohler, a vice president for the park association, said about 25 to 30 individuals volunteered to work the concession stands at 13 Sandstone concerts this season, in an effort to raise money to purchase land for a Basehor city park.
LOCAL JUDGE ASKED TO DISMISS LAWSUIT
November 9, 1990
The city of Lawrence has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the denial of a rezoning request submitted by the owners of the Rock Chalk Ranch property at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The owners of the property, after an unsuccessful three-year attempt to gain commercial rezoning approval from the Lawrence City Commission, last month filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging the city’s decision was “unreasonable” and seeking a court order reversing the decision.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 9, 1990
ADMISSIONS Mark Gratton, Lawrence.
MELBOURNE WILL HAVE EDGE IN AGE AGAINST JAYHAWKS IN EXHIBITION
November 9, 1990
Mark Gaze, brother of former Seton Hall and Australian Olympic standout Andrew, is 29. Melbourne Tigers’ teammates Brad Pineau and David Simmons are each 27. They’re not exactly eligible for Social Security, yet they’re older than the Kansas basketball players who will face the Tigers in an exhibition at 7 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse.
KANSAS WAS HIT
November 9, 1990
Two years ago, the NCAA hit Kansas’ basketball program with a three-year probation. Now the NCAA has slapped Missouri’s basketball program with a two-year probation.
LOW FORUM TURNOUT ATTRIBUTED TO FEAR
November 9, 1990
A forum Thursday night on racism and discrimination problems in Lawrence law enforcement turned into a critique of the forum after fewer than 25 people showed up. After hearing comments separated by long pauses, members of a community task force on racism and discrimination began taking suggestions about how to get more residents involved in the forums.
S NEIGHBORS ALARMED BY SHOOTING
November 9, 1990
Cindy Denny says she could tolerate people shouting obscenties outside her window, blocking her driveway with their cars, even throwing up in her lawn. Because her home is adjacent to the parking lot of a nightclub, Pizazz, Ninth and Mississippi, she expected annoyances.
CITY IDENTIFIES POSSIBLE HABITAT SITES
November 9, 1990
Lawrence’s Habitat for Humanity, strapped in its effort to purchase affordable local property for its house-building projects, could find itself buying more land from the city. The Lawrence City Commission, at its Tuesday meeting, will hear a report from city staff members on the availability of city land that could be considered for sale to Habitat.
SHAW SERVICES
November 9, 1990
Graveside services for Virginia Shaw, 90, Vienna, Mo., were Sunday at Graceland Cemetery in Cameron, Mo. Mrs. Shaw died Oct. 31 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Mo. She was born Feb. 26, 1900, in Lawrence. She grew up in Lawrence, attended local schools and graduated from Kansas University.
POST-TENURE REVIEWS CONCERN KU FACULTY
November 9, 1990
The evaluation of faculty performance is critical to maintaining quality, a Kansas University report tells the Kansas Board of Regents. The report, prepared by the KU Office of Academic Affairs, also says faculty evaluation at KU is both systematic and rigorous.
November 9, 1990
Although Kansas farmers harvested their largest corn crop in 84 years this fall, area corn yields were no higher than usual, Douglas County grain experts say. However, farmers across the state, including those in Douglas County, saw disappointing yields in their sorghum and soybean crops.
November 9, 1990
Tom Osborne was wringing his hands earlier this week. He was worried about his team’s mental state following last Saturday’s disappointing loss to Colorado. Osborne called the Cornhuskers vulnerable.
STUDENT EXHIBIT GIVES AN ARTISTIC FLAIR TO LEARNING
November 9, 1990
The art works on display at the Lawrence Public Library are not only the creative expressions of local elementary students but ways for them to remember what they’ve learned in math, science, history and other subjects. The annual elementary school art exhibit, which includes the works of kindergartners through sixth-graders from throughout the Lawrence School District, will be on display until Nov. 15 at the library, 707 Vt. The exhibit includes about 125 works, including clay sculptures, masks, paintings and drawings.