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FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY
October 24, 1990
Other state and federal agencies and departments should take note of a recent decision by the Kansas Department of Aging. It’s the type of action that taxpayers would like to see more of. The department has announced that it intends to recover a $53,913 grant that a Manhattan aging agency spent on items other than what it was intended for. Although the agency, the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, won’t actually have to repay the money, the amount of the grant will be subtracted from grants it was scheduled to receive from the federal government for the current fiscal year.
EARLY EXCUSES
October 24, 1990
Watch out. The upcoming quarterly financial reports by American petroleum companies are likely to be dandies. Last week, the American Petroleum Institute sent a notice to newspaper editors noting that these financial reports are due to come out over the next several weeks and will cover the third quarter of 1990. This just happens to cover part of the time prior to and following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, after which the price of crude oil started to climb.
POINTS TO PONDER
October 24, 1990
To the Editor: Four practical points to ponder as we get ready to vote on the school bond issue on Nov. 6.
TIME TO MOVE
October 24, 1990
To the Editor: During 36 years in law enforcement, parents of kids in trouble always asked me “what could I have done differently?”
SELECTIVE OPPOSITION
October 24, 1990
To the Editor: I am categorically in favor of progress. I am selectively in favor of change. I am in favor of the reduction of crowding in any level of our educational facilities. I am in favor of enhancing education for all children, and for paying for that enhancement. I may even be in favor of a second high school.
FOR THE RECORD
October 24, 1990
District court Criminal case proceedings
VOTER REGISTRATION SETS COUNTY RECORD
October 24, 1990
Preliminary voter registration figures released today by the Douglas County clerk show that a record number of county residents are registered for the Nov. 6 general election. County Clerk Patty Jaimes said that 40,766 county residents are registered to vote, a gain of 7.2 percent from the 38,001 voters registered in 1986 before the last gubernatorial election.
LOCAL AGENCY HELPS RAPE VICTIMS REGAIN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LIVES
October 24, 1990
Sarah Russell wonders whether the Douglas County Rape Victim Support Service will manage to keep going. “Every year I put the pieces of this agency back together to see if we can work another year,” said Russell, director of the agency.
SLOW TO BUILD DRAMA
October 24, 1990
BOARD CONSIDERS CHANGING TO AT-LARGE REPRESENTATION
October 24, 1990
The Oskaloosa School Board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss the problem of unequal representation of board members in the district because of shifting distribution of voters. Supt. James White said the board felt uneasy changing the district’s boundary lines, so members discussed going to an at-large system, in which each board member would represent the entire district instead of representing designated portions of the district.
MARGIE BUCKELS
October 24, 1990
Services for Margie Lucille Buckels, 92, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lamb-Roberts funeral home in Ottawa with the Rev. Gerrald Harnden officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Buckels died Tuesday at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
CECILIA F. MONAGHEN
October 24, 1990
A memorial service for Cecilia Fern Monaghen, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hallenbeck officiating. The body was cremated. Mrs. Monaghen died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Broken Bow, Neb. She grew up in the western United States, including California, Oregon and Washington.
REGENTS GROUP TO ADVOCATE MARGIN FUNDING
October 24, 1990
The Kansas Board of Regents will assemble a 25-member committee to advocate passage by the Kansas Legislature of the Margin of Excellence and qualified admissions for state universities. “The group will be called upon to work during the (1991 legislative) session,” Stanley Koplik, regents executive director, said Tuesday. “The purpose is to expand the advocacy group.”
LIQUOR OPERATION EYES LAWRENCE
October 24, 1990
A statewide liquor distributor said Tuesday he’s trying to decide whether to build a new warehouse operation in Lawrence. Tom Lorson, president of Famous Brands Distributors Inc., Topeka, said Lawrence is one of three cities his company is considering for a new $1.5 million, 60,000-square-foot warehouse.
LIBRARY SET TO OPEN IN DECEMBER
October 24, 1990
Books are stacked two rows deep and on top of shelves at the one-room Tonganoxie Library. One adult-sized and one child-sized table serve as the only places for patrons to read or study, and space between bookshelves is virtually non-existent. No such problems will confront visitors to the new city library, scheduled to open in December, said two women who spearheaded the campaign to pass the $350,000 bond issue and a half-cent sales tax increase to finance the building. Janet Angell, library board president and building committee chairman, and Earleta Morey, member of the board, pointed out the inadequacies of the current building while citing the benefits of the new one.
AGREEMENT REACHED ON KPS GAS RATES
October 24, 1990
The parties reached agreement late this morning in Kansas Public Service’s rate increase case, suspending a technical hearing that had just gotten under way. The agreement reached among KPS, the Kansas Corporation Commission staff and the Citizens Utility Ratepayers Board will be submitted to the commission within 10 days in writing. The commission will study it and have a decision by the end of the year, said Sam Van Leeuwen, KCC spokesman.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 24, 1990
DISMISSALS Leslie Phillips and baby girl, Lawrence; baby boy Jackson-Hays, Ozawkie.
T SHAKE NEW NICKNAME
October 24, 1990
Alonzo Jamison has been catching some good-natured ribbing a week and a half after Kansas’ season-opening “Late Night With Roy Williams” basketball practice. “People call me `Arsenio’ instead of Alonzo. I had a professor call me `Arsenio,”’ said KU’s junior forward who played talk-show host Arsenio Hall during a pre-practice skit at Allen Fieldhouse.
RESEARCHER DEVELOPS TOXOPLASMA VACCINE
October 24, 1990
A Kansas University Medical Center researcher has developed a vaccine to control an infectious parasite passed primarily from cats to 500 million people worldwide. Jacob Frenkel, KUMC professor of pathology, said the vaccination of cats to control toxoplasma would primarly benefit pregnant women, children and farm animals.
COLUMBIA TO CLOSE LAWRENCE BRANCH
October 24, 1990
The Columbia Savings Assn. office at 2435 Iowa and three other Columbia Savings branches in other cities will close at the end of the business day Oct. 31 as part of cost-cutting plans by its parent company, Western Financial Corp., the company announced Tuesday. The other Columbia Savings branches that will be closed are in Cottonwood Falls, Topeka and Overland Park.
SOCCER ENDS
October 24, 1990
Shawnee Mission East ended Lawrence High’s soccer season with a 2-1 win in the first round of regionals here Tuesday. But it wasn’t easy. The Lions, who finished 5-11-3, trailed 2-0 at halftime. But Keith Nelson scored on an assist from Daron Copp approximately 13 minutes into the second half, and the Lions kept the pressure on for the rest of the game.
NEW REGENTS CENTER TO MEET NEEDS IN HIGH-GROWTH REGION
October 24, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden, Kansas University brass and the Baby Jay mascot unveiled a rendering Tuesday of the new KU Regents Center on a hillside where the satellite campus will open in 1993. Hayden and Chancellor Gene Budig told guests assembled at the 127th Street and Quivira Road site that the new center will enable the university to expand services in greater Kansas City.
RESIDENTS OF HOME TO LOSE MEDICAID
October 24, 1990
Residents of a local nursing home who get public assistance to pay for their care have received letters from the state informing them that those payments are being cut off at the end of the month and they should make arrangements to move. The letters from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services were received by residents at Cedar Wood Living Center, 235 N. Mich., late last week.
LOCAL MAN WINS PAWNSHOP CASE
October 24, 1990
A Lawrence man Tuesday won a Douglas County Small Claims Court action that he hopes will lead other people to challenge a pawnshop practice of refusing to return stolen merchandise to its rightful owner unless that person pays the pawn fee. Lawrence Bodle, 1218 Tenn., was awarded a videocassette recorder that he says a thief stole from him in July and sold at Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth.
MARION AFFALTER
October 24, 1990
Funeral services for Marion Francis Affalter, 77, Oskaloosa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Friends Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Affalter died Tuesday at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
T NECESSARILY FINISHED IF BOTH REFERENDUMS FAIL
October 24, 1990
A “no” verdict on either the south Lawrence trafficway question by Douglas County voters or the eastern parkway issue by Lawrence voters on Nov. 6 wouldn’t necessarily mark the end of the road for those projects. If the voters reject either project, it becomes decision time again for the Douglas County Commission and the Lawrence City Commission.
AREA RANCH RODEO TEAM RIDES MIDWEST COMPETITION CIRCUIT
October 24, 1990
The rough and rowdy work of a typical ranch cowboy has evolved into a spectator sport and interest is spreading like wildfire across the Midwest. T.J. Smith, Kansas Parole Officer by day and Tonganoxie rancher by night, recently returned with his team from the first American Ranch Cowboy Assn. Finals in Guthrie, Okla. Smith and team member Jim Snowberg both reside on the 6,400-acre Tailgate Ranch in Tonganoxie. The two other members of the team are Brian Barthow of DeSoto, and Mike Glover of Lathrop, Mo.
LAWRENCE GAS CUSTOMERS TO SHARE PART OF SETTLEMENT
October 24, 1990
UtiliCorp United Inc., the parent company of Lawrence’s natural gas utility, says its share of a settlement in a large antitrust action against suppliers would be $15 million over two years. However, it’s still unclear what size rebate or credit on their natural gas bills Lawrence customers will see, said Bill Salome, president of the local Kansas Public Service, which would share the $15 million with Missouri Public Service, another UtiliCorp company.
CITY COMMISSION ATTACHES PENALTY TO ETHICS CODE
October 24, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission is putting some punch in its proposed code of ethics. The code, which would apply to city employees, commissioners and members of city boards, has been written, revised and rewritten several times since it was first proposed more than a year ago. But during Tuesday’s meeting, the commission agreed for the first time that the code should include provisions for penalizing violators.
SENEX VOTES NO ON TIMETABLE ADS
October 24, 1990
Kansas University’s timetable should not feature advertising, members of the University Senate Executive Committee said Tuesday. After a complaint by a member of the KU faculty, SenEx voted 4-3 to recommend that no advertising be allowed in the university’s timetable, a guide that lists information about courses and examination schedules.
GRATEFUL HOSTS
October 24, 1990
To the Editor: About two months ago we noticed an article in the Journal-World describing the Meeting for Peace and asking people to act as host families. The requirements of a host family were fairly simple: provide guests a place to sleep, breakfast, and transportation to and from their events. After much consideration on our part, for we are very busy, we decided we could do this with little or no hardship on our part.
PROF EMPHASIZES EDUCATION AS KEY TO INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
October 24, 1990
Pittsburg State University President Don Wilson said Tuesday that his reaction to a mugging in Thailand illustrates how people should embrace international education. Wilson, speaking to educators involved in foreign student affairs at the Lawrence Holidome, said he escaped a dozen Thai thugs by diving into a polluted canal.
CITY VOTES DOWN ROAD AGREEMENT
October 24, 1990
An unlikely triumverate joined forces Tuesday to defeat an interlocal agreement on the south Lawrence trafficway and eastern parkway proposed by the Douglas County Commission. Rarely does City Commissioner David Penny agree with Commissioners Bob Schumm and Mike Rundle on an issue related to the eastern parkway and Tuesday night’s meeting of the Lawrence City Commission was no exception.
KU STUCK FOREVER WITH HILL DILEMMA
October 24, 1990
King Solomon is dead so they can’t beat a path to his throne room in search of a solution. The Delphic Oracle might have an answer, but who can figure out its silly riddles anyway?
BOND VOTE COULD GET ROADS ROLLING
October 24, 1990
Voter approval on Nov. 6 of bond issues for the eastern parkway and south Lawrence trafficway won’t result in the immediate construction of the two roads, but it will set the city and county in full motion toward their longstanding goals. Questions such as “Should the roads be built?” or “What’s the corridor?” soon will be replaced by “When does construction begin?” and “When can I drive on the road?”
S SECOND FLOOR
October 24, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission completed another chapter but didn’t close the book on the saga surrounding an expansion project at the Jayhawk Bookstore. A week ago, city staff detailed to the commission 13 irregularities at the newly remodeled Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent Rd., and commissioners agreed to require the store’s owners to submit a revised plan showing correction of those inconsistencies.
COMMISSION MAJORITIES BACK PLAN
October 24, 1990
A strong consensus, but not unanimity, marks the view of city and county commissions for two road proposals that will go before local voters in 14 days. The south Lawrence trafficway, an idea developed in 1985 by the Douglas County Commission, continues to receive staunch support from its creator five years later. It likewise has its solid backing on the Lawrence City Commission.
2 GROUPS PLAN BOND ISSUE MEETINGS
October 24, 1990
Both opponents and advocates of the proposed $4 million bond issue to finance construction of a new high school in Eudora will meet with the public next week to present their views. Eudora patrons will go to the polls Nov. 6 to vote on the 20-year bond issue question. Information Group for USD 491 comprises citizens who would like to see Eudora High School renovated for continued use as an educational building. The group says it understands the need for a new high school, but disagrees with the school board’s recommendation for a $5.25 million facility, which would be built on 46 acres of district land about a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on the west side of Douglas County Road 1061.