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NO TIME FOR WAR
November 14, 1990
To the Editor: The 101st Congress has chosen to ignore its constitutional responsibility and gone home, leaving a shaky president to initiate a war if it so strikes his whim or political fancy. Send for the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here, and they’re running the show.
HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORT
November 14, 1990
To the Editor: I would like to urge caution in interpreting the results of last Tuesday’s school bond issue election. It would not be correct to interpret the vote as a public rejection of the concept of a second four-year high school in Lawrence. What the public rejected was a specific proposal that called for a second high school to be built, in the words of some, “half-way to Topeka.”
TOO MUCH TOLERANCE
November 14, 1990
To the Editor: The Mapplethorpe and 2 Live Crew decisions reflect very badly upon current American society. They are a clear indicator of decadence and decay, not one of growth and renewal.
REGENTS CONTINUE WASHBURN STUDY
November 14, 1990
The Kansas Board of Regents is gathering information about Washburn University and the ramifications of bringing the Topeka university into the regents system. The regents met Tuesday with members of the Kansas State Board of Education.
FOR THE RECORD
November 14, 1990
Law enforcement report Police reports
FIRM GIVES $140,000 TO UNITED WAY
November 14, 1990
Hallmark Cards Inc. of Lawrence will contribute $140,000 to this year’s United Way of Douglas County campaign, the director of the fund drive said today. Al Hack, director of the 1990-91 campaign, said Hallmark’s contribution is up 18 percent from its total last year of $122,000.
ATHLETIC LEAGUE
November 14, 1990
The Oskaloosa School Board this week discussed the idea of forming a “super league” out of about five athletic leagues in northeast Kansas, said Supt. Jim White. With the existing system, schools with growing enrollments still play teams from smaller schools.
FRANCES O. SCHIRMER
November 14, 1990
Services for Frances O. Schirmer, 81, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home in Overbrook with the Rev. Thomas Hesse officiating. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery in southwest Douglas County. Miss Schirmer died Tuesday at Brookside Manor Nursing Home in Overbrook.
KU LINEMAN EARNS 4.0, TOPS LEAGUE
November 14, 1990
Kansas guard Smith Holland is the only member of the All-Big Eight academic football team with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Nebraska heads the league brain team, announced Tuesday by the conference office, with seven first-team selections. Iowa State and Kansas had four players apiece.
LINK DINNER OPEN TO ALL ON HOLIDAY
November 14, 1990
The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) has announced that its sixth annual Thanksgiving Dinner is open to anyone who would like to attend. The free holiday dinner will be offered to the public from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, in the basement of the First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
S LATE RALLY FOR 80-70 WIN
November 14, 1990
Haskell Junior College does a decent impersonation, if only fleeting, of the Detroit Pistons. The Indians did it briefly too briefly Tuesday night at Coffin Complex while dropping an 80-70 basketball decision to Fort Scott.
90S TOPIC
November 14, 1990
Although they took different routes to get there, two Kansas University professors agreed on the point that ethics will continue as a topic of concern in the 1990s. H. George Frederickson, public administration, and Richard DeGeorge, philosophy, both said that ethical considerations will permeate politics, business, medicine and many other facets of our lives in the next decade.
AREA EDUCATION CENTER JOINS EDUCATION WEEK OBSERVANCE
November 14, 1990
The Northeast Kansas Education Service Center joins schools and education agencies across the nation in observing American Education Week, which runs through Saturday. The theme for the 69th annual observance is “Educating Everyone Takes Everyone.” The focus of the week is to remind the public that education is a team effort that includes teachers, students, parents and the whole community.
KU DEBATERS PLACE ATTOURNAMENTS
November 14, 1990
Kansas University’s debate team won several trophies at weekend debate tournaments. The team of Tim Howard and Dan Francis placed second at the Augustana Illinois Debate Tournament, losing to Wayne State University in the final round.
S CO-OP ASSN. TO MEET
November 14, 1990
The local Farmer’s Co-op Assn. will elect three new members to its seven-member board of directors at the association’s 37th annual meeting Thursday night at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The meeting, which will begin with a dinner at 6:30 p.m., will be held in Buildings 1, 2 and 21 at the fairgrounds, said Kerry Schafer, office manager. The business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
CITY CITES HIGHWAY PLANNING NEEDS
November 14, 1990
Lawrence city commissioners say it’s time to take steps to regulate new development along the south Lawrence trafficway corridor. The commissioners raised the issue at their Tuesday meeting during consideration of a site plan for an office and warehouse building. Commissioner David Penny, who is out of the country, did not attend Tuesday’s meeting.
JEAN LEVINE
November 14, 1990
Services for Jean Levine, 87, of Brandon Woods Retirement Center in Lawrence, are pending in New York. Mrs. Levine died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1903, in Fall River, Mass.
J. PHILIP EWERT
November 14, 1990
Services for J. Philip Ewert, 4, Lawrence, were to be at 3 p.m. today at his parents’ home with the Rev. Chuck Thomas officiating. Burial will be at noon Thursday in First Missionary Church Cemetery in Elbing. Philip died Tuesday at his home following an extended illness.
AREA BOARD SEEKS PLANS FOR REPAIRS
November 14, 1990
The McLouth School Board agreed Tuesday night to have architects draw plans to determine the cost for an overhaul on the heating, ventilation and cooling systems in much of the school complex. Robert Messmer of PKG Design Group in Lawrence reported preliminary estimates on the cost of the work, but stressed that planning needed to get under way immediately if air conditioning was to be installed by the start of the 1991 school year.
BLACK TEACHER BACK ON BAKER FACULTY
November 14, 1990
Almost 20 years after threats and racial prejudice drove Jesse Milan from Lawrence, the teacher and civic activist has returned to the area to teach at Baker University. In August, Milan gave up semi-retirement he had begun after 17 years with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to rejoin the faculty at Baker, where he taught from 1969 to 1971. He and his wife, Alversa, live in Kansas City, Kan.
LL SIGN WITH DUKE
November 14, 1990
Four high school basketball players Greg Gurley, Greg Ostertag, Sean Pearson and Calvin Rayford were expected to sign letters of intent with Kansas today, the first day of the week-long early signing period. The Jayhawks, however, lost a potential signee when Eric Meek, a 6-10 center from Escondido, Calif., announced he would sign with Duke. Meek picked Duke over Kansas, Vanderbilt and Stanford.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 14, 1990
DISMISSALS Deborah Mitchell and baby boy, Lawrence; Ruby Faye Smedley and baby boy, Lawrence; Doris Oelschlager, Eudora.
AWARD
November 14, 1990
Norma Dyck, a Lawrence resident and professor at Kansas State University, recently was named Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Learning Disabilities Assn. of Kansas. Dyck, a professor of special education, trains teachers to work with learning disabled students in public schools. Learning disabled students are not mentally retarded but have difficulty in certain academic subjects, commonly reading and math.
BOARD TO POLL VOTERS ON SCHOOL NEEDS
November 14, 1990
The Basehor-Linwood School Board will conduct a telephone poll to determine how area voters feel about various school needs and paying for them. Supt. Charles Edmonds said the board, at its meeting Monday, authorized the telephone poll to seek information on school construction and capital improvement issues, which voters rejected in a special election on Aug. 30.
PICKING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
November 14, 1990
The next two months of transition and the first few months in the governor’s office may be the most crucial time of Joan Finney’s four-year term. During this time, she will have to decide what appointed officials she will keep in their current jobs and who she will appoint for her key staff positions. Those appointments and decisions will set the tone for Finney’s administration.
WHY SHOULD WE FACEDILEMMA?
November 14, 1990
Not matter how long you put the pedal to the metal, it still takes about an hour and a half to motor the 90 miles between Lawrence and Manhattan. That’s not enough time.
NIGHTCLUB CHARGED WITH 7 MORE VIOLATIONS
November 14, 1990
State Alcoholic Beverage Control Division officials Tuesday charged a Lawrence nightclub with seven counts of violating liquor laws, bringing to 11 the total number of violations the club has been cited for since it opened in February. ABC Director Tom Hanna today said Pizazz nightclub, 901 Miss., was charged with four counts of allowing people under 21 to drink alcoholic beverages and three counts of allowing non-members to enter the club.
CITY TO CONSIDER GIVING LOCAL FIRMS AN EDGE ON BIDS
November 14, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission will study whether local companies should receive preferential treatment when the city awards contracts in competitive bid situations. Commissioners decided to take on the issue during their Tuesday meeting, after a local businessman asked them to accept his bid on 660 feet of sludge injection hose rather than purchase the hose from a Michigan-based dealer whose price was $29.60 lower. The city’s current policy simply states that the commission should accept the “lowest responsible bid.”
TRUCK TIPS OVER AT AREA PLANT, SPILLS SMALL AMOUNT OF ACID
November 14, 1990
A tanker truck loaded with sulphuric acid tipped onto its side but leaked only about a cupful of the highly toxic liquid in an accident this morning at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, about 13 miles east of Lawrence. Tom Stutz, civilian executive assistant for the army staff at the plant, said the accident occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. near the main entrance of the plant, located southwest of DeSoto. He said a flange on the tanker was damaged, causing acid to begin dripping from the tank.
VOLUNTEERS HONORED FOR HELPING AT SCHOOLS
November 14, 1990
Tom Stidham, associate professor of music at Kansas University, sometimes can be found at West Junior High School lending his expertise to band students there. For 12 years, Sherry Kay has been helping Pinckney School students get safely to class, working as a crossing guard at the busy intersection of Sixth and Mississippi.
FORUM FOCUSES ON SUBTLE DISCRIMINATION
November 14, 1990
Participants in a forum Tuesday night said subtle forms of discrimination exist in Lawrence and other communities, and white people in the community need to be aware that minorities often feel like foreigners. “I think I can understand what some of the minorities in the community feel when they talk about alienation,” said Sean Williams, a local property manager.
BLACK ALUM RECALLS ROUGH START AT KU
November 14, 1990
When Elmer Jackson was a student at Kansas University in the 1930s, he couldn’t attend university-sponsored dances. He had to sit in the balcony at theaters and was not allowed to swim in university pools. “In 1930, African-American students were not allowed to eat, drink, live or socialize as they chose,” Jackson said Tuesday evening during the Heritage Lecture Series, which is celebrating KU’s 125th year.
CITY TO SELL HOME SITES TO HABITAT
November 14, 1990
A 1.6-acre tract of vacant land near 17th and Harper, which the city has owned since 1970, is being targeted for construction of up to five houses for Lawrence’s “working poor.” The Lawrence City Commission agreed Tuesday to offer the land at a bargain-basement price to Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, a local group that builds and sells houses at cost and without interest to low-income families.
FROM FOUNDATION
November 14, 1990
Four grassroots projects proposed by Lawrence citizens and aimed at bringing health care services directly to residents in need have been awarded grants through a program funded by the Wesley Foundation of Wichita. In the first program of its kind in Kansas, “minigrants” totaling $5,840 will create a teen-age pregnancy speakers’ bureau, a nutrition program for women in a substance abuse recovery program and a program to bring breast cancer information to women.
EUNICE E. STANLEY
November 14, 1990
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Eunice E. Stanley, 90, Lawrence. Mrs. Stanley died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1900.