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TONGANOXIE MAN DROWNS IN POND
October 8, 1990
A Tonganoxie man drowned early Sunday after he fell out of a boat while checking a trotline. Larry F. Ring, 44, drowned in a pond in northeast Jefferson County at about 2 a.m., said Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway. Stanley Harper, of Kansas City, Kan., also was in the boat but was unable to rescue Ring, Dunnaway said.
MORTGAGE BONDS GET SECOND LOOK
October 8, 1990
The Douglas County Commission will take a second look Wednesday night at a low-interest mortgage bond program designed to assist first-time home buyers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
CONCERNS
October 8, 1990
The Women’s Student Union, a registered organization at Kansas University, formed after a confrontation in March between a black woman and a white member of a campus fraternity. “There were all of these people asking where the feminists were,” explained Kristen Lange, an Overland Park sophomore and organizer of the Women’s Student Union. “There was no broad-based feminist group on campus.”
COOL WEATHER LIKELY TO LINGER A FEW DAYS
October 8, 1990
Temperatures that tumbled this weekend from a rainy cold front will stay cool until mid-week, when a warming trend is expected, according to the National Weather Service. The 0.96 inch of rain that fell on Lawrence this weekend dropped temperatures from 76 at 10 p.m. Saturday to 48 at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday’s high reached only 55.
NEIL R. HOLWICK
October 8, 1990
Services for Neil R. Holwick, 57, Tucson, Ariz., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Ben Saatoff officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Holwick died Friday of natural causes at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. He was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan.
MARIAN J. HAUN
October 8, 1990
Services for Marian Jane Haun, 73, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David A. Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Haun died Sunday at her home.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 8, 1990
ADMISSIONS Jimmy Howell Jr., Lawrence; Robert Talley, Lecompton.
EMPLOYEES AWAIT ACTION ON BUDGET
October 8, 1990
Local federal employees were enjoying a day off today for the Columbus Day holiday, and, so far, aren’t affected by President George Bush’s decision to shut down the government until Congress passes a budget. However, several supervisors of local federal employees who were contacted at home today said they weren’t too certain what to expect for the rest of the week.
TEACHERS SAY ILLITERACY IS A COMMON PROBLEM
October 8, 1990
Illiteracy is not confined to the inner-city streets of the big cities. It’s also found in small Midwestern towns such as Holton, two English teachers said today. Marcia Dumler and Debra Krotz, who teach English at Jackson Heights High School in Holton, were in Lawrence today for the 38th annual Conference on Composition and Literature for High School and College Teachers. The conference, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas University, brought about 330 English teachers to campus.
FAIRGROUNDS TO BE OIL COLLECTION SITE
October 8, 1990
The Douglas County Commission gave a boost to local recycling efforts today by voting to allow the public to bring used motor oil to county property for recycling. The commission passed 2-0 a request by Patricia Marvin, city recycling coordinator, to permit people to bring up to five gallons of used oil to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on weekends for recycling. The agreement between the city and county will begin in November and last for five months.
FIRM OFFERS $10,000 TO RELOCATE CHURCH
October 8, 1990
The company that owns the Old English Lutheran Church building today came out in favor the church’s restoration and said it would pitch in $10,000 for the job. The only caveat: The company doesn’t want it restored at its present site. Allen Realty Inc., which owns the century-old building, made public in a news release this morning the $10,000 offer toward relocation and rehabilitation of the stone church.
ARCHITECT TO REPORT ON EUDORA SCHOOL
October 8, 1990
The Eudora School Board will hear a report tonight on the cost of renovating a portion of Eudora High School, which was deemed unsafe by the state fire marshal in July. David Evans, co-owner of the Lawrence firm Gould Evans Architects, will present the structural report, which claims the 72-year-old school could be restored and brought up to code for $1,029,000.
TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE
October 8, 1990
It took a team effort to win last week’s Journal-World football contest. Ashley Davis and Brina Bruno, a pair of 14-year-old ninth-graders at West Junior High, combined under the name of “Ashley Bruno” for a one-miss entry. They win the $50 first-place prize money.
CITY-COUNTY COMPROMISE ON ROAD PLAN MAY BE DIFFICULT
October 8, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission and Douglas County Commission may find it difficult to arrive at an acceptable compromise on their interlocal agreement on the south Lawrence trafficway and the eastern parkway. Although both bodies have approved their own proposed agreements, there is no firm common ground between the two bodies on at least one major point: How great a priority should there be on gaining funding for the eastern parkway before the third and fourth lanes of the south Lawrence trafficway can be built?
KANSAS HAS NO WIN TO SHOW FOR EFFORT
October 8, 1990
As Kansas football players straggled into their dressing facility on Saturday at Cyclone Stadium, an Iowa State fan walked by and hollered: “You played good, Kansas.” So the Jayhawks did for the second week in a row. But the results were a 31-17 loss to Oklahoma and a 34-34 tie with Iowa State. KU coach Glen Mason admits he’s grown weary of his team playing well and having no victory to show for it.
FUNDING TO QUALITY
October 8, 1990
Financing of public higher education should be partially linked to the academic performance of institutions instead of exclusively based on the number of students on campus, a Tennessee higher education official said today. Arliss Roaden, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, said his state’s colleges and universities have thrived under the first statewide program in the United States that appropriated tax dollars in response to quality measures.
AREA TEACHERS GATHER FOR EDUCATION UPDATE
October 8, 1990
Lawrence High School was overrun by teachers today as faculty from 22 area school districts met for the annual Kaw Valley In-Service Day. Sandee Crowther, director of staff development for the Lawrence school district, estimated that nearly 1,590 teachers were at LHS to attend a variety of workshops, covering everything from at-risk students to distributorless ignition systems.
POLICE, SPIESPROBLEMS
October 8, 1990
A Soviet judge in Moscow has ordered the government to provide a fuller explanation of its decision to strip a former KGB general of his officer’s pension in retribution for his public criticism of the infamous intelligence agency. Former spy Oleg D. Kalugin was quoted after the court’s ruling as saying: “I hope to achieve one thing: that other people, based on this precedent, will act more boldly and courageously in their attempts to restore justice and their human rights… . ”
WHITE FORCE WINS, 4-0
October 8, 1990
Matt McCune scored three goals to help White Force, Lawrence’s select age 16-and-under soccer team, defeat Johnson County Sparta, 4-0, on Saturday at YSI Complex. Brian Nash also scored for Lawrence. Josh Stein and Stuart Vance were in goal.
GILLIN SPEEDS TO 9TH PLACE, LEADS KANSAS
October 8, 1990
Stewart Gillin isn’t surprised Kansas University’s cross country team is undefeated and ranked 17th in the country. “Not this year,” said the Raytown, Mo., senior, who placed ninth overall for the victorious Jayhawks at Saturday’s Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.
KU RUGBY TEAMS DROP THREE GAMES
October 8, 1990
Kansas’ rugby teams had a rough weekend against some tough competition. The collegiate teams traveled to Colorado Springs where the A side tumbled to two-time defending national champion Air Force, 18-7. Tom Smith scored KU’s only try on a penalty. Meanwhile, the Boulder, Colo., B side bombed Kansas’ B side, 48-4.
S TIME TO END COLLEGE GRID TIES
October 8, 1990
Fie on ties. Nuts to knots. A pox on deadlocks. The National Football League and many state high school activities associations provide the machinery to produce a winner in football games that haven’t been decided at the end of regulation.
FOR THE RECORD
October 8, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
October 8, 1990
One of the most commendatory public trends regarding the deployment of American military forces to the Persian Gulf region has been the broad effort to send greetings of some kind to our service people to let them know they are in our hearts and minds. To be sure, when a grade school class creates and sends notes and remembrances “to whom it may concern,” it is not quite as important as a letter from a family member, spouse or friend. But it IS important, and it is good so many individuals and organizations are organizing such projects, including the mailing of books, cookies and the like.
LUCAS AT NU-KSU
October 8, 1990
Max Lucas, the only Big Eight football official from Lawrence, was not a member of the crew that officiated the controversial Colorado-Missouri game on Saturday. Lucas, dean of the Kansas University school of architecture, worked the Kansas State-Nebraska game in Manhattan.
SANITARIAN FOCUSES ON WATER QUALITY
October 8, 1990
Richard L. Ziesenis says water is a precious resource. “A lot of people take water for granted,” he says. “And I have an interest in water quality because of the public health interest.”
S GOAL REMAINS UNCHANGED
October 8, 1990
Catholic Social Services, located at 320 Maine, has a new director, a new program and an old mission: a goal of helping people of all faiths. Steve Unruh took over as director of the agency last May after receiving a master’s degree in social work at Kansas University.