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DONNELLY RUNNERUP
October 16, 1990
Lawrence High’s Tara Donnelly, who placed sixth at state as both a freshman and sophomore, snared second place at Monday’s Class 6A state golf meet held at Terradyne. The LHS junior fired an 82, five strokes back of Blue Valley North’s Tammy Fisher.
POLICE CONTINUE KU INVESTIGATION
October 16, 1990
Police at Kansas University still are investigating what happened to a Native American man who was hurt early Sunday morning on the KU campus. Rodney Soldier, 25, Lawrence, was found about 3:30 a.m. Sunday lying partially on the sidewalk and partially on the street that runs on the north side of Strong Hall.
CORRECTION
October 16, 1990
Due to incorrect information given to the Journal-World, Carol Wirthman was incorrectly identified as being with the Lawrence National Bank in a business brief on Sunday. She is a vice president with First National Bank of Lawrence.
U.S. SCHOOLS IMPRESS SOVIET TEACHER
October 16, 1990
Tamara Edisultanova, an instructor of German and English at a Soviet teachers college, says she would like to see some American classroom methods adopted in the Soviet Union. “We must computerize our system of education,” she said. “We have done that, but not in such a perfect way that you have.”
EDITOR SEEKS NEW IDEAS ON EDUCATION
October 16, 1990
Vladimir Smolkin, science editor for the Soviet Encyclopedia publishing house, hopes to play a part in improving the education of children in his country. He said being a member of the Meeting for Peace education task force should give him some ideas on how to do that. The task force met for the first time Monday and will continue meeting throughout the week.
FORTY POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR ELECTION
October 16, 1990
Forty poll workers are needed to assist with the Nov. 6 general election, the Douglas County Clerk’s office said today. Dorothy Baldwin, deputy county clerk, said the two major political parties had provided 215 of the 255 poll workers needed to conduct the election. Members of both parties must be stationed at each of the city and county’s 51 precinct polling places, she said, and most of the workers are needed south and west of Massachusetts Street.
APPEAL
October 16, 1990
A Lawrence nightclub’s appeal of penalties for alleged violations of state liquor laws will be heard early next month, the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division reported. Tom Hanna, ABC director, said an official with the Kansas Department of Revenue will hear an appeal from the owners of Pizazz at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in the revenue department conference room in Topeka.
GLENN REPLOGLE
October 16, 1990
Memorial services for Glenn H. “Skinny” Replogle, 83, Lawrence, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. George Owen officiating. Private burial will precede the services at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Replogle died Sunday at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
ROAD ADS QUESTIONED
October 16, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I am fascinated by the ads using the increase in K-10 traffic to sell us an expensive new road. It’s like selling bottled water to a drowning victim.
HOWARD H. BROWN
October 16, 1990
Services for Howard H. Brown, 79, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF&AM officiating. Mr. Brown died Monday at his home following a long illness.
S ROBERTSON WINS CLASS 4A TENNIS TITLE
October 16, 1990
Zebbie Robertson of Perry-Lecompton captured the singles championship in the girls Class 4A state tennis tournament here Monday. Robertson, a sophomore whose mother Connie is tennis coach at Topeka Hayden, defeated Danielle Emmel of Concordia, 6-2 and 6-1, in the championship match.
BOARD
October 16, 1990
Trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital will set next year’s assignments for themselves during their meeting Wednesday morning. Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. in the Sunflower Room at the hospital.
BIERI TAKES NINTH
October 16, 1990
Lawrence High junior Chessa Bieri won three matches after a heartbreaking loss in the first round and placed ninth at the Class 6A girls tennis tournament here Monday. Manhattan’s Amy Grantham gained a 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Bieri in the opening round. Bieri then won three consolation matches, defeating Shawnee Mission East’s Teal Anderson, 9-7; Shawnee Heights’ Jeni Bender, 9-2; and Dodge City’s Stacey Torline, 9-4.
NEW, MOORE WILL MISS CU CONTEST
October 16, 1990
Two Kansas football starters linebacker Curtis Moore and wide receiver Jim New have been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Colorado. Coach Glen Mason said after Monday’s practice that Moore, a senior co-captain, will miss his second straight contest because of a broken thumb suffered in the Oct. 6 game at Iowa State.
KIMBRELL STARTS COMPUTER SERVICE
October 16, 1990
Lawrence entrepreneur David Kimbrell is at it again. Kimbrell, who was reached today in Mississippi, confirmed reports that he plans to start a new company, called Scanning America Inc., that will convert records, drawings and blueprints into data readable by computers.
A SHARED CONCERN FOR THE LAND
October 16, 1990
The Soviet Union has lost 200,000 square miles of farmland an area about the size of France in the central part of the country because of erosion, improper pesticide use and irrigation, a Soviet delegate in the Meeting for Peace said. “I know that you are starting to experience similar problems in the United States. We are heading toward a critical time,” said Alexander Katamakhin, president of Soviet Union’s Ecology and the 21st Century Assn.
EDUCATORS CITE NEED TO OVERCOME MYTHS
October 16, 1990
The Soviet Union and the United States will better work together if they re-examine the myths they have about each other, and the classroom is one place where understanding can replace those myths. Those sentiments were expressed Monday when more than 60 Soviet and American educators gathered as the education task force of the Meeting for Peace, a U.S.-Soviet citizens’ conference in Lawrence.
DOG, OWNER PLACE AT FRISBEE NATIONALS
October 16, 1990
A Lawrence dog had her day during the Come ‘N Get It Canine Frisbee World Finals in Washington D.C. this weekend. Mattie, an energetic high-flying whippet, and owner Chris Breit of Lawrence, captured more than Frisbees at the competition. They also grabbed the title of second runner-up at their first trip to the world finals after competing at the local level for three years.
KU DEBATERS WIN TOURNAMENT TROPHY
October 16, 1990
The Kansas University debate team won the first place sweepstakes trophy for their performance in a tournament this weekend at Emporia State University. The sweepstakes trophy was awarded based on the debate excellence of the five KU teams that attended the tournament. They are Matt Roskoski and Tim Mahoney; Tim Howard and Dan Francis; Chris Baron and Jeremy Phillips; Aaron Green and Megan Sooter; and Shelly Rogers and Josh Zive.
FOR THE RECORD
October 16, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PROS, CONS OF SECOND HIGH SCHOOL DEBATED
October 16, 1990
A Lawrence school board member Monday said the proposed second high school is reasonably priced and would improve education, while an opponent of the plan said two high schools would divide the city and hit taxpayers too hard. Larry Hatfield, member of the Citizens for Education group, which is opposed to the bond issue, and school board member John Tacha debated the proposal at a meeting of the Lawrence Rotary Club.
CDGB BOARD SETS HEARING FOR TONIGHT
October 16, 1990
Past performances and future expectations of the city’s participation in the Community Development Block Grant program will be the topic of a public hearing tonight at city hall. The hearing is set for 7 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
KU SWIM TEAMS CITED FOR GPAS
October 16, 1990
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s swim teams have earned national All-Academic honors for the second straight year. A total of 13 Division One men’s teams and 30 women’s teams were honored by the Coaches Assn. of America.
MARGARET HEARIN
October 16, 1990
KANSAS CITY, KAN. Services for Margaret Hearin, 97, Olathe, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Simmons Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan., with the Rev. George Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Hearin died Sunday at the Lincoln Avenue Care Center in Olathe.
PLESS BEACON FOR B.C. LIONS
October 16, 1990
Former Kansas linebacker Willie Pless has been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Pless has 86 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions for the Lions who are 4-10-1. With three regular-season games remaining, the Vancouver-based team has been eliminated from the playoff picture.
D BY HOUSE
October 16, 1990
A bill restoring $394,000 to Haskell Indian Junior College’s budget for fiscal year 1991 was passed by the House late Monday evening. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., whose district includes Haskell, said he was glad funding for Haskell was being restored.
LAWRENCE APPROVED AS SITE FOR JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY
October 16, 1990
Lawrence was among four cities in Kansas approved Monday by the state Advisory Commission on Juvenile Offender Programs for proposed regional juvenile detention centers. Hutchinson, Garden City and Girard also were approved by the commission. Action on two other proposed sites, Salina and WaKeeney, was delayed because of concerns from officials in those areas.
EXPLANATION INCOMPLETE
October 16, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: Is honesty the best policy? Most of us think so, but a reading of the “explanatory” statement appended to the trafficway bond question leads to the opposite conclusion. Our county commissioners “explain” that our taxes won’t be raised if we approve the bonds conveniently omitting the fact that taxes were raised four years ago when the bonds were issued without a vote. Adding injury to insult, the commissioners deceptively “explain” that a “NO” vote will cost us money. Why doesn’t the “explanation” also state that the $4 million cash received from sale of the bonds is available to pay off the bonds and thereby reduce bond taxes by 90 percent?
VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS THIS WEEKEND
October 16, 1990
Voter registration for the Nov. 6 general election ends Sunday, and Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes says her office will be open special hours this week to assist people who want to register. Mrs. Jaimes said her office in the Douglas County Courthouse will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday. In addition, the clerk’s office will accept registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
OFFENSE CLICKING
October 16, 1990
Here’s a scary thought: Lawrence High’s offense, which has averaged over 360 yards and more than 32 points a game, is getting better. “I think our offensive line kind of came of age,” LHS coach Dick Purdy said after last Friday’s 34-21 win over Leavenworth.
UNION WINS APPEAL OF SUIT AGAINST CITY
October 16, 1990
Lawrence firefighters are claiming victory after the Kansas Court of Appeals on Monday said the city’s work agreements with its employee bargaining groups are legally binding and enforceable. A three-judge panel of the appeals court unanimously ruled that a “memorandum of understanding” between the city and International Association of Firefighters Local 1596 for 1990-91 is a binding agreement under the city’s collective bargaining policy.
KU PLAYERS IN GOOD SHAPE
October 16, 1990
College basketball season officially started at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Unofficially, KU’s 1990-91 campaign began at the beginning of the fall semester. “Three times a week we run and lift,” said KU center David Johanning, a 6-10 transfer from Hutchinson Community College. “We play on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 16, 1990
ADMISSIONS Ruth Eichman, Westphalia.
PLAYWRIGHT
October 16, 1990
Talk to Wole Soyinka about “authentic” African art at your peril. The 1986 Nobel Prize-winning playwright, poet and essayist decried a whole movement in African literary and art criticism during his speech Monday night at the Kansas Union. That movement says artists from Nigeria, like Soyinka, and other African creators must adhere to only the most traditional forms of art native to their culture.
LEAGUE HELPS PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES
October 16, 1990
“He left the city in ashes, innocent dead in every street, and hundreds of widows and orphans crying wildly through the gloom or standing hopelessly about their smoldering homes.” This scene can only describe the wake of destruction left by W.C. Quantrill and his men, who destroyed Lawrence in 1863 in the name of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America.
TRAFFICWAY IS THE PRIORITY
October 16, 1990
It is very clear that the Lawrence highway, bypass, trafficway, parkway question will continue to trigger public debate until the Nov. 6 election, and quite possibly for some time thereafter. As has been noted on numerous previous occasions, the Journal-World believes both the Southwest Trafficway and the Eastern Parkway are badly needed and it is hoped Lawrence and Douglas County voters will approve the two bypass/parkway-related questions which will be on the Nov. 6 ballots.
PRIVATE VSPUBLIC
October 16, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: If sexual activity is such a private right, as the homosexuals and pro-abortionists say, then why are they always demanding public funds to eliminate the consequences of their “privacy”?
PANEL
October 16, 1990
The time has arrived for diplomatic architects to create a new European security system that is as bold as the millions of Europeans who transformed their continent virtually overnight, U.S. and Soviet experts said Monday. “It is fair to say that the division of Europe is a thing of the past and what has transpired is irreversible,” said Andrew Pierre of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and moderator of a Meeting for Peace panel.
OFFICIALS
October 16, 1990
Authorities today confirmed that arson was the cause of a Sept. 1 fire that heavily damaged the Eudora Lumber Co. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson and Eudora Police Chief Bill Long said this morning that they are continuing to search for a suspect.
LAWRENCE OWNS ONE TITLE ALREADY
October 16, 1990
High school football season in Kansas is actually three short seasons, and Lawrence’s win over Leavenworth last Friday was one game that touched all three. With their 34-21 win, the Lions…
SALLIE MAE CHARGES UNDER INVESTIGATION
October 16, 1990
The Student Loan Marketing Assn. office in Lawrence is being investigated by federal officials to determine if it bought worthless loans to inflate assets and boost the company’s stock price, an FBI spokesman said today. Max Geiman, spokesman in the FBI’s Kansas City office, said this morning that agents with the Education Department’s Inspector General’s Office in Kansas City and the FBI started a joint criminal investigation three weeks ago.
CLINTON LAKE PICKED FOR WATER PROGRAM
October 16, 1990
Clinton Lake isn’t polluted now and state officials hope to keep it that way. The Kansas Water Office has nominated Clinton Lake for a program designed to protect watershed areas from future pollution problems caused from “non-point” sources, such as the runoff of fertilizer and pesticides from farmland.
S SHIFTING WALLS
October 16, 1990
Responding to a report by structural engineers, Vinland Elementary School officials have installed four devices to monitor the shifting of the building’s walls. Principal Gus Wegner said the devices are placed on existing cracks in the walls and can pick up even the most minimal movement.
COUNTY TO TACKLE FULL AGENDA
October 16, 1990
The Douglas County Commission will make up for lost time Wednesday night with a lengthy agenda, which follows a brief meeting on Monday. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
COSMONAUT, AT 59, READY TO SUIT UP FOR 4TH SPACE TRIP
October 16, 1990
Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Grechko likes to joke about never wanting to grow up, but his achievements in space make him stand tall among orbital pioneers. Consider this: