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BANK IV NAMES VICE PRESIDENT TO ITS NEW FACILITY IN LAWRENCE
October 3, 1990
Bank IV Kansas City has announced that a long-time local bank executive has joined the Bank IV staff in Lawrence. Vickie R. Randel has been named vice president of the Bank IV/Lawrence bank, 900 Ohio, formerly Anchor Federal Savings and Loan Assn.
GERMANY STILL DIVIDED
October 3, 1990
Today, the two Germanys officially become one. But, news reports indicate that some lines still will separate those who live in East and West Germany.
NATURAL CREATIVITY
October 3, 1990
The fact the question was even asked tells us a lot a sad lot about the condition of some people in the American entertainment business these days. Recently in Burbank, Calif., animator Ollie Johnston said he wasn’t “on” anything when he worked on the phantasmagoric Walt Disney classic “Fantasia.” Johnston was one of the legendary “nine old men” who animated Disney features from 1937 into the 1980s. He drew the centaurettes for the Pastorale sequence of “Fantasia,” released in 1940 and due out again Oct. 5. Johnston and his compatriots also figured in such animated productions as the ever-new “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
STULL SCHOOL?
October 3, 1990
Dear Editor: Another wonder of the second high school scheme is its location. It will bring back Greyhound to get us out there. We can name it the Stull School and use a satellite link for communications with Lawrence. And when the New Madrid quake comes, it will survive because it is so far from the epicenter.
LECOMPTON OKS CITY WATER RATES
October 3, 1990
The Lecompton City Council Monday night approved an ordinance that outlined water rates for users hooked to various sized meters, said City Clerk Susie Hackathorn. Rates for residential water use, which is measured with a -inch meter, are unchanged at $3.10 per 1,000 gallons. Water rates for larger meters increased from $3.10 per 1,000 gallons to $3.30 for users with one-inch meters, $3.60 for 1 -inch meters, and $4 for two-inch meters. A minimum monthly charge of $10.50 applies for all water users.
ROOKIE GRUNHARD STARTING FOR CHIEFS
October 3, 1990
Tim Grunhard didn’t figure to play much less start during his rookie season in the NFL. “Surprised? Yeah a little bit,” said Kansas City’s second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame. “I’m just happy to be on the field and getting to learn from a great guy like Mike Webster.”
MCLOUTH PLAYERS RETURN
October 3, 1990
McLouth High’s football team is back to business as usual after several players boycotted practice Monday. “We had a few players quit, and they’re coming back now,” McLouth athletic director Garon Gardner said this morning. “We had a problem we needed to solve, and we solved it.”
LIONS SHARE 4TH AT LEAGUE
October 3, 1990
Dick Wedel had no complaints about Lawrence High sharing fourth place in the Sunflower League tennis tournament on Tuesday at Brookridge Country Club. “The Sunflower League is the toughest in the state, no question about it,” Wedel said. “I was pleased we got fourth place. The girls got the maximum they could.”
S FINAL OK
October 3, 1990
Beginning Friday afternoon, skateboarding on most of the Kansas University campus will be illegal. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday gave unanimous final approval to an ordinance that bans skateboarding within 1,000 feet of each side of Jayhawk Boulevard, from West Campus Road to 13th Street. The ban won’t go into effect until Friday afternoon, City Clerk Ray Hummert said, with publication of the ordinance in the Journal-World.
ROADWORK TO CLOSE K-92 NEXT WEEK
October 3, 1990
Kansas Highway 92 will be closed for construction for four days beginning Monday at the Little Slough Creek Bridge, about four miles west of Oskaloosa in Jefferson County. The Kansas Department of Transporation will construct a box culvert bridge to replace the current Little Slough Creek Bridge, and .8 mile of new pavement at the site, said KDOT spokesman Stan Whitley.
MOVIE CONCESSION PRICES TO BE CUT
October 3, 1990
The owner of the company that plans to buy the United Artists theaters in Lawrence says he expects to make a few changes at the local theaters mainly lowering the price of concessions. Richard Durwood, president of Crown Cinema Corp., based in Kansas City, Mo., says he hopes to close the deal to buy the five-screen Hillcrest Theatres, Ninth and Iowa; the single-screen Varsity Theatre, 1015 Mass., and the two-screen Cinema Twin Theatres, 31st and Iowa, by late this month or early November.
WHITLEY SERVICES
October 3, 1990
A memorial Mass for Robert A. “Bob” Whitley, 39, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. Mr. Whitley was found dead at his home on Aug. 23. He died of natural causes.
THROP SERVICES
October 3, 1990
Services for Erwin Dale Throp, 81, Salina, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery in Vinland. Mr. Throp died Monday at Asbury Hospital in Salina.
RESIDENTS GET BREAK ON TAX BILLS
October 3, 1990
Douglas County residents will receive a slight break in their 1990 property tax bills that will be mailed next month. The combined mill levy for most Lawrence residents will be 124.72, county budget director Darlene Hill announced today, a decrease of 1.08 mills from the 1989 levy of 125.80. The final levies are 26.42 mills for the city of Lawrence, 27.24 mills for the county, 69.56 mills for the Lawrence school district and 1.5 mills for the state.
FOR THE RECORD
October 3, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LINWOOD MAINTENANCE CHIEF TO ATTEND WATER WORKSHOP
October 3, 1990
A Linwood city maintenance supervisor will attend a Lawrence workshop to learn basic water operation, the Linwood City Council decided at its Tuesday night meeting. Dean Eisman, superintendent of water, streets and sewers, will participate in the Kansas Section AWWA Distribution Workshop on Nov. 1 and 2, said Ellenor Large, city clerk. The workshop is sponsored by the city of Lawrence and will take place at the wastewater treatment plant.
CEREMONY PLANNED AT RENOVATED HALL
October 3, 1990
Baker University has scheduled a rededication of the newly renovated Parmenter Hall at 2 p.m. Sunday on the building’s steps. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in Holt Gallery on the hall’s second floor. The $1 million renovation project got under way in December 1989, after a nine-month fund-raising campaign that got seed money from a challenge grant. The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., offered to donate $300,000 for the work if the college could come up with an additional $700,000.
PAROLE BOARD PLANS HEARINGS
October 3, 1990
The Kansas Parole Board has announced the schedule of public comment sessions to be held this month regarding inmates who will have parole hearings in November. The following is a list of local inmates up for parole in November, the county or counties in which they were convicted, the offenses they committed and the place they are being held:
FOSTER CARE FOCUS OF TRAINING SESSION
October 3, 1990
About 200 local officials who work with children have been invited to a training session Friday for a program designed to make foster care in Douglas County more effective. The training session was brought about by Douglas County’s selection as an early review site project by the National Association of Foster Care Reviewers of Phoenix, Ariz.
DISTRICT ENROLLMENT TOTALS 8,825
October 3, 1990
Although the official enrollment in the Lawrence school district is down from a preliminary count, it is higher than officials anticipated before the school year started. The official headcount enrollment in the district stands at 8,825 students. That’s 68 fewer students than were counted during the first week of school, but 167 more students than administrators had projected.
BOARD DISCUSSES SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
October 3, 1990
The DeSoto School Board Monday night continued discussions about district boundaries and concerns over the uneven distribution of voters. Supt. Glenn Coltharp said this morning that board members voted to have John Vratil, school attorney, draw up a resolution that would adjust boundaries to better balance voter representation.
MALL SIGN DECISION POSTPONED BY CITY
October 3, 1990
There’ll be no signs on city rights of way directing out-of-town shoppers to the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza at least for a week. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday deferred its decision on a request by the Chelsea Group, developers of the factory outlet mall, to place directional signs at two locations in the city.
CLUB OFFERS VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
October 3, 1990
A small group of children is packed around a foosball table. The excitement in their faces indicates a tournament is in progress. A young girl sits in the art room and carefully tapes bits of ribbon together, creating a flowing, multicolored masterpiece.
S ADMINISTRATION IS HEARING PROTESTS
October 3, 1990
Kansas University administrators hear the chants of student protesters, KU’s executive vice chancellor said today. Del Shankel said administrators met this morning to review a protest Tuesday in front of Watson Library. About 12 student organizations sent representatives to the hourlong protest, which stemmed from a recent University Senate vote to continue granting credit for Reserve Officers Training Corps classes.
NURSING HOME ADVOCATES PLAN TO DISCUSS REFORMS AT MEETING
October 3, 1990
Operators and residents of Kansas nursing homes are bracing for major regulatory reform beginning this month. Kansans for Improvement of Nursing Homes (KINH), a Lawrence-based nursing home watchdog agency, plans to offer an update on the new federal regulations at the agency’s annual meeting next Wednesday at the Expocentre Conference Hall at 17th and Western in Topeka.
HOUSE PANEL OKS HASKELL BUDGET
October 3, 1990
Bob Martin, president of Haskell Indian Junior College, got some good news Tuesday, when he learned that the House Appropriations Committee had approved Haskell’s budget. U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., announced Tuesday that the House committee has agreed to restore $394,000 to Haskell’s budget that President Bush had requested be cut. In addition, the committee also approved $406,000 for new classes, equipment replacement, continuation of the summer school program and $2.3 million for facilities improvement and repairs on the Haskell campus.
S BELLS SHOWING THEIR AGE
October 3, 1990
The mighty bells of the Kansas University campanile, which ring out over campus on a regular schedule, may one day fall silent. “It’s been in use for 40 years. Many of the parts are worn out,” said Albert Gerken, university carillonneur.
CITY OKS CONTRACT FOR PARKWAY STUDY
October 3, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission won’t wait for voter approval before ordering a corridor study for the proposed eastern parkway. On Tuesday, the commission gave City Manager Mike Wildgen the OK to sign a contract for the corridor study with Johnson Brickell Mulcahy & Associates, Kansas City, Mo. The agreement calls for the city to pay JBM $193,053, Wildgen said.
CLARIFICATION
October 3, 1990
An item in the On the Record section of Tuesday’s Journal-World contained misleading information about a smoke scare firefighters investigated at 3:52 p.m. Monday at 940 Mass. Although fire reports identified the occupant of the structure as Hair Raising Experience, the smoke scare occurred in a hallway that connects several businesses. Firefighters said the scare was reported after a tissue paper ignited in an ashtray.
SRS NAMES DIRECTOR OF NEW AREA OFFICE
October 3, 1990
The director of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ area office in Osawatomie has been chosen to lead the seven-county SRS office being formed in Lawrence. James E. Wann, a 20-year SRS employee, will assume his duties as area director in Lawrence Oct. 18. The Lawrence area office will have responsibility for SRS services in Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Atchison, Douglas and Franklin counties.
CLASS AIMS TO DEVELOP TOWN LEADERS
October 3, 1990
In an effort to nurture future community leadership, the Tonganoxie and Basehor chambers of commerce have organized the Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development program. The 1990-91 class is made up of nine business people from the two communities, who will meet for five half-day sessions to discuss challenges and opportunities in the areas of education, government, planning and development.
WILLIAMS HOT ON RECRUITING TRAIL
October 3, 1990
Roy Williams won’t talk about specific recruits. Kansas University’s third-year basketball coach can’t lest he risk the NCAA’s wrath discuss the two high school players who last week orally committed to play at KU.
NFL SHOULD SHUT DOORS TO LOCKERS
October 3, 1990
Remember when the most controversial topic in the National Football League was instant replay? Those must seem like the good old days to NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. As you know, he’s knee-deep in a mess precipitated by the pro football league’s open locker room policy.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 3, 1990
ADMISSIONS Teresa McClay, Ottawa; Woodrow Strobel, Eudora; Steven Jansen, Lawrence.
PROTESTERS CRITICIZE CAMPUS LIGHTING
October 3, 1990
Student protesters at Kansas University think administrators are in the dark when it comes to campus lighting. At a protest Tuesday in front of Watson Library, representatives of several student organizations said campus lighting needs to be improved at KU. Inadequate lighting poses a threat to both women and men, protesters said.
DOGS GETTING SPECIAL ADOPTION ATTENTION
October 3, 1990
The collection of dogs perked up as a visitor walked through the kennel area at the Charles Ise Memorial Animal Shelter. The dogs, primarily mixed breeds, barked for attention as the visitor passed through the kennel area, but individually fell silent when the visitor paused before each cage for a look. The behavior seemed to be a quiet audition for a new home, the silence broken only by the rhythmic beating of a tail against the wall of the cage.
EXPERIMENTS GIVE LHS STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH DNA
October 3, 1990
A technique used by detectives to identify killers and by biologists to identify killer bees is part of an experiment that some Lawrence High School seniors are conducting with DNA. “This is a very exciting time to be teaching,” said LHS science teacher Ken Highfill, adding that this was the first time his students had done such an experiment.
RAINFALL MAY HELP LATE CROPSWHEAT
October 3, 1990
Rain that fell overnight and this morning should benefit some later crops and wheat planting, said a local agricultural expert, but it came too late to help the majority of the fall crops. “This rain could help late beans and milo, but overall it won’t do much for either crop,” said Brian Morray, executive director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for Douglas County. “Hopefully we can get an inch out of this deal, because we sure needed it.”
KU POLICE BAFFLED BY RUMORS OF RAPE
October 3, 1990
Kansas University police harbor no illusion that some campus crimes go unreported. Police believe most students report incidents at some point, Director Jim Denney and Lt. John Mullens said in a recent interview. Although KU’s most frequent crimes burglaries and thefts usually are reported to campus police, Denney and Mullens said they know some crimes rape, for example may never be reported.
KU GERMANS SAY REAL UNION WILL TAKE TIME
October 3, 1990
Gisela Dreschhoff has been waiting almost a lifetime for the reunification of her native Germany. “This is one of the great historic moments,” said Dreschhoff, an adjunct associate professor of physics and astronomy who works at Kansas University’s Space Technology Center.