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HAROLD H. REUSCH
October 29, 1990
Services for Harold Howard Reusch, 76, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Eudora with the Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Reusch died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ESTHER JOY CHRISTIE
October 29, 1990
Services for Esther Joy Christie, 59, rural Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin, with the Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson officiating. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Christie died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had cancer.
ONE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: The school board has stated: “The best size for high schools is 1,200-1,500 students, according to all the research, all the experts in the field of education. With more than 1,200 students, you lose kids instructionally, participation-wise, and individually.”
EUDORA SUPPORT
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: As a Eudora resident and a member of the K-10 Corridor Development Committee, I am certainly in favor of the south bypass.
A GOOD PLAN
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: The voters of Douglas County will be hearing a lot in the next two weeks about what the south Lawrence trafficway will and won’t do for the county and city of Lawrence. I am writing to urge everyone to study the issues carefully. Intentional or not, much misinformation has been disseminated. For example, some critics of this badly needed project would have voters think it was designed without professional engineering assistance or without substantial input from the public.
LAWRENCE TAKES FOURTH AT BOYS STATE GYM MEET
October 29, 1990
Eric Carlson placed fourth in the all-around competition, and Lawrence High took fourth in the boys state gymnastics meet Saturday at Olathe South. Carlson recorded 46.55 points while Olathe’s Scott McCracken won the all-around with a total of 53.40. Olathe won the four-team meet with 149.10 points. The Lions amassed 87.65 points.
FOR THE RECORD
October 29, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BANK FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST DEVELOPER
October 29, 1990
Lawrence National Bank and Trust Co. has filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court against a local developer seeking about $4.6 million for payment on two promissory notes, plus interest and court costs. The complaint alleges that Alvamar developer Robert G. Billings failed to make payments on two promissory notes he took out in 1989, amounting to $4.21 million and $175,000.
91 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
October 29, 1990
80 CATCHES UP WITH CAMPUS
October 29, 1990
Marcia McGilley smiled as she greeted a college friend she hadn’t seen since graduation. Treasurer of the senior class of 1980, McGilley helped organize a 10-year reunion for her Kansas University classmates this past weekend. Now president of her own marketing and consulting firm in Overland Park, McGilley spent Friday reminiscing at the Adams Alumni Center, where about 50 members of the Class of 1980 reconvened to take a stroll down “Memory Lane.”
ENTREPRENEUR PLANS TO SEEK TAX BREAKS
October 29, 1990
A Lawrence entrepreneur who is planning a national company, Scanning America Inc., has told Lawrence City Commission members he will need tax abatements or incentives to locate the business in Lawrence. W. David Kimbrell, who is in the process of forming the new company, said today he’s considering building his headquarters in Lawrence or in Kansas City, Mo.
PRANKSTER TELLS WOMEN TO CUT OFF HAIR
October 29, 1990
Two Lawrence women were called this weekend by a man who identified himself as a medical professional and said their husbands were hospitalized. He told the women they needed to give doctors samples of their own hair.
MORNING STOVE FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME
October 29, 1990
A fire caused by a stove burner that was accidentally left on destroyed a mobile home in southeast Lawrence this morning. Lawrence firefighters were called about 8:20 a.m. to the mobile home, at 1440 E. 23rd Lot No. 5, and saw flames in the front of the trailer when they arrived.
KU PLAYERS TRAVEL TO VOLVO TOURNEY
October 29, 1990
Three Kansas tennis players will compete in the qualifier for the Volvo All-American the first leg of the men’s collegiate grand slam beginning Tuesday in Athens, Ga. Senior Craig Wildey and juniors Pat Han and Rafael Rangel will represent the Jayhawks in the qualifying tournament and will compete in a field of 64 players for the final four spots in the main draw.
SOUND PLANNING
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: Lawrence and Douglas County have long prided themselves on planning for the future. We have a beautiful, vital downtown and attractive residential and business districts because we have tried to look ahead in a creative and thoughtful way. When it comes to making investments in public improvements to serve us now and in the future we can’t afford to be any less forward-thinking.
DIVIDED LHS
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: I believe that a divided LHS would have a profoundly negative impact on a great many levels. A multi-high school system, by its very nature, creates attitudes of competition and distrust, not only in the students but throughout the community. We are being asked to divide our high schoolers from their peers during their most impressionable years when they are beginning to form life-long attitudes about how to deal with life and relationships. Both we and our teen-agers deserve to take a more critical look at what kinds of attitudes and values we want to take into the 21st century.
RESERVISTS FACE THE REALITY OF A POSSIBLE CALL TO ARMS
October 29, 1990
Two weeks ago, Patrick Dardis watched the soldiers of the 842nd quartermaster’s unit of the U.S. Army Reserves pack their gear and pull out of Kansas City. “The families were all there,” Dardis said. “People held up pretty well until it came time to actually pull out. Then the tears started flowing.”
HASKELL WINS, 41-21
October 29, 1990
Morris Brewer set up two touchdowns with a punt return and an interception as Haskell Junior College thumped Mid-America Nazarene’s JV, 41-21, in football here Saturday night. Brewer, a freshman defensive back from Rapid City, S.D., returned a punt 65 yards to set up the Indians’ first touchdown. Later he carried an interception 20 yards to set up another HJC score.
LHS GIRLS SECOND AT STATE GYM MEET
October 29, 1990
Amy Cartwright finished second in the all-around, leading Lawrence High to a runnerup finish at the girls state gymnastics meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Cartwright scored 34.8 points, good for second behind all-around champion Cassie Wassenberg of Shawnee Heights.
TONGANOXIE BAGS 2ND, BALDWIN 7TH AT STATE
October 29, 1990
Tonganoxie was runnerup and Baldwin finished seventh in the Class 4A boys state cross country meet Saturday at Warner Park. The Chieftains scored 67 points, 11 off state champion Topeka Hayden’s total of 56. Mike Pearson finished sixth individually for Tongie in 16:47.1.
CLUB DEFENDED
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: In regard to your article on Oct. 23 pertaining to A.J.’s Eighth Street Bar. Your article seems to imply that A.J.’s caters specifically to a deviant class of hoodlums, pushers, pimps and society undesirables. I feel a great injustice has occurred. A.J.’s is a place where one is always welcome and “wanted.” A.J.’s has a long tradition, family local, where one is always greeted with a smile and a friendly cheer. Where everyone knows your name and where the people feel at home.
REGISTERED VOTERS IN COUNTY DOWN 164
October 29, 1990
The number of registered voters in Douglas County dropped 164 after the county clerk’s office received the final registration report today. The official count of registered voters is 40,602, said Dorothy Baldwin of the clerk’s office. Last week in a preliminary report, the county had 40,766 registrants. The difference, said Mrs. Baldwin, is attributed to voters who moved and registered to vote in other counties and states.
VOLUNTEER STILL PUSHING SPORTS FOR YOUNGSTERS
October 29, 1990
Amateur sports programs provide fun and organized activities for Lawrence youths. Wayne Bly helped make sure those programs existed. The Amateur Athletic Union recently inducted Bly, a Lawrence resident, into its Volunteer Hall of Fame. Members of the AAU must serve 25 years before qualifying as a Hall of Fame candidate. Bly, a volunteer for the organization for 38 years, was among those honored at the Volunteer Hall of Fame ceremony Sept. 22 in Las Vegas.
MORGAN BACKS CAPS ON CONGRESS TERMS
October 29, 1990
Second District congressional candidate Scott Morgan today endorsed a six-term, 12-year limit on the time a person could serve in the U.S. Congress. During an interview, Morgan said he reluctantly decided to support a limit because it was “the only way to ensure badly-needed reform in Congress.”
S GREEN TOPS 200-YARD MARK AGAIN
October 29, 1990
Some familar faces as well as some not so familar led Baker to its 27-12 victory over Tarkio on Saturday night. Mark Green continued his rushing rampage, gaining 278 yards on 29 carries. It was the third consecutive game Green had rushed for over 200 yards, tying a Baker record for most 200 yard games in a season.
80
October 29, 1990
It’s deja vu for Eudorans. In 1980, Eudora residents were split over a $750,000 bond issue that would have helped finance a new $900,000 high school. Supporters of the proposal said it would boost the quality of education in the district, ease potential overcrowding and provide a safer learning environment. Opponents argued that the city couldn’t withstand the tax burden, and renovating the old building would be more feasible.
FIGHTS OFF THE PLAYING FIELD SEND POLICE INTO OVERTIME
October 29, 1990
Considering the enormous amount of brawls and other crimes it spawned, the Kansas-Kansas State game perhaps should have been played for the Stanley Cup instead of the Governor’s Cup. Lawrence police responded to what administrators described as a stunning number of traffic problems, fights and other crimes this weekend, thanks to the influx of fans for Saturday’s game.
COUNTY APPROVES TRAINING PROGRAM
October 29, 1990
The Douglas County Commission approved a contract today to provide professional training for the county’s management personnel. The contract, with Charlene May Associates of Lawrence, will furnish local training for as many as 15 county department heads or division directors and 39 first-line supervisors. Ms. May said the training will focus on supervisory skills such as dealing with employees, delegation of work and employee evaluation. The program could be “fine-tuned,” she said, to meet the needs of the participants.
MEDIA DAY MEANS BULGING NOTEPADS
October 29, 1990
They ran out of food at two of the tables during the Big Eight Basketball Media Day luncheon here Sunday, meaning some newsmen departed with empty stomachs. None left with a empty notebook, however. Fortunately, I left with both a full belly and a bulging notepad.
HAYDEN IS BEST CHOICE
October 29, 1990
The 1990 Kansas gubernatorial race has been full of surprises. An incumbent Republican governor narrowly survived a tough primary race against a political newcomer. And in the Democratic primary, a highly favored former governor was beaten by a former Republican, turned Democrat, with a lackluster record as state treasurer. Since the primary election, Democrat Joan Finney has been reported to be ahead of Gov. Mike Hayden in most voter preference polls, but in recent weeks, Hayden has narrowed the gap. Going into the final days of the bitter contest, the race is said to be extremely tight, perhaps almost even. As both candidates seek to attract voters, there also are indications that a large number of voters are turned off to both candidates and may not vote in the race at all.
MADDOX
October 29, 1990
Injured Kansas basketball forward Mike Maddox hopes to practice Wednesday. “I’ll see the doctor again Tuesday night and hopefully he’ll let me go 50 percent on Wednesday,” Maddox said.
LHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM FINISHES SEASON 42-0
October 29, 1990
Lawrence High volleyball coach Joan Wells said she would have been disappointed with anything short of a state championship. The 20-year coach was not disappointed.
DOES IT NEED FIXING?
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: Going from one high school to two high schools? From three-year junior high schools to a middle school program? Do we really need to destroy what we have and start over? I don’t think so. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
LILY O. WANN
October 29, 1990
Services for Lily Opal Wann, 81, Eudora, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Wann died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1909, at Monroe, Okla.
BOARD CONSIDERED EXPANSION AT LHS
October 29, 1990
If you’re wondering why the Lawrence school board didn’t try to expand the current Lawrence High School rather than proposing a a second high school, don’t think they haven’t thought about it. John Lee, a design instructor in the Kansas University School of Architecture and Urban Design, told a secondary schools task force in 1988 that two or three stories could be built on top of Lawrence High School, which presently has two floors in some places.
S LATE RALLY AIDED BY KU — MOORE
October 29, 1990
Different sides of the field, Curtis Moore realized, furnish different views on Kansas’ win over Kansas State. “They’re probably over there saying `We should have won,’ and we’re over here saying, `We should have kicked them around more,’” said Moore, KU’s senior inside linebacker, after the Jayhawks held off K-State, 27-24.
JAPANESE DELEGATE URGES CITY TO BOOST EXCHANGES
October 29, 1990
East met West this morning at Sixth and Massachusetts as 15 delegates from Hiratsuka, Japan, were officially welcomed to Lawrence. A series of meetings at city hall this morning, including a session with Gov. Mike Hayden, marked the start of a full first day for the visitors from Hiratsuka, Lawrence’s second sister city.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 29, 1990
ADMISSIONS James Ranz, Lawrence; Katherine Leach, Pamona.
ASSOCIATION OFFERS STRONG KU SUPPORT
October 29, 1990
A record level of assets, a record level of direct financial support for Kansas University and continued gains in the university’s Campaign Kansas were among highlights noted during the KU Endowment Association’s 99th annual meeting Sunday morning. A record number of trustees attended the meeting chaired by John T. Stewart III, Wellington.
HARVEY G. HUMANN
October 29, 1990
Memorial services for Harvey G. Humann, 82, Lawrence, will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Private burial at Oak Hill Cemetery will precede the memorial service. Mr. Humann died today at his home. He was born April 8, 1908, in Harvey, N.D. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy in 1931 and a master’s degree in English in 1933 from the University of Nebraska. He taught school in Barneston, Neb., and in Kansas, at Barnes and Kansas City.
COMMENT ON LETTER
October 29, 1990
To the Editor: I do not doubt at all Rex Johnson’s sincerity about the second high school, which he expressed in a recent letter to the editor.