Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 1990

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MEETINGS PLANNED ON JAIL BOND ISSUE
October 30, 1990
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will present information and answer questions about the $3.5 million bond issue and a proposed sales tax increase to finance a new law enforcement center. The proposal will be put to voters in next Tuesday’s general election.
SCHOOL BOARD OKS BID FOR QUAIL RUN BUILDING
October 30, 1990
The Lawrence school board Monday afternoon approved a bid of $23,700 from LRM Industries for the construction of a student dropoff area north of Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness. The board announced last week that it would hold the special meeting to vote on the bid.
FOR THE RECORD
October 30, 1990
District court Criminal case proceedings
OPPONENTS, SUPPORTERS ASSESS EFFECTS OF SECOND HIGH SCHOOL
October 30, 1990
Creating two four-year high schools undoubtedly would provide more space for secondary students in the Lawrence school district, but some district residents don’t think the setup would be best for students in terms of academics, social activities and extracurricular participation. Perhaps the most controversial part of the Lawrence school board’s proposal is that of moving ninth-graders from the district’s three junior high schools to the high school level.
WESTERN AUTO HONORS LOCAL MAN
October 30, 1990
George Shove, an employee at Western Auto, 2535 Iowa, has been named the company’s top mechanic in the country, after taking first place in a competition with 6,500 of the company’s mechanics. Shove, 29, who prefers to be called a technician, placed first in the Western Auto National Olympics Championships held Friday through Sunday in Kansas City. He had participated in four levels of competiton in June, July and August.
WOMEN REPORT HAIR PRANKS
October 30, 1990
A hair-raising — or is it hair-razing prank — has cropped up again. Three Lawrence women have told police that a man called them Saturday afternoon, saying he was a medical professional. The man said the women’s husbands were in the hospital and told the women they needed to give doctors samples of their own hair.
EASTERN ROUTE
October 30, 1990
To the Editor: If the eastern parkway had been built and was operating today, there would be little clamor for a south bypass. A former commissioner told me that the greatest mistake the commission made was in acceding to the objections of a few people in not proceeding with the Haskell Loop.
SPACE IS NEEDED
October 30, 1990
To the Editor: I’m voting YES on the school bond proposition. WHY? Because I think it is time to have two high schools, because the present high school needs improving, and we need additional grade school space.
TASK FORCE MEMBER OPPOSES 2ND HIGH SCHOOL
October 30, 1990
The conclusions reached two years ago by a secondary schools task force have been misrepresented in a brochure being distributed by the Lawrence school board, the chairman of the task force maintains. Edwyna Gilbert, who headed the Secondary Schools Facilities Task Force created in 1987, said recently in a letter to the Journal-World that the school board is “completely inaccurate” in saying the task force was “widely divided” in its vote. That statement appears in a school brochure that explains why the board favored two four-year high schools over the task force recommendation, which called for the present high school to house grades 9-10 and a new building to house grades 11-12.
WELL-PLANNED ROAD
October 30, 1990
To the Editor: Five years of planning, public hearings, engineering and environmental studies and federal and state funding decisions have preceded the public vote that will occur on Nov. 6 concerning the south Lawrence trafficway. Our city and county elected officials have invested countless hours in negotiating land use policies that will restrict access and control development along the trafficway route.
A MATTER OF VISION
October 30, 1990
To the Editor: Over the many years that I have lived in this area, I realize the efforts and the sacrifices that many individuals made to obtain our present road system such as:
TRAFFIC INCREASE
October 30, 1990
To the Editor: I would like to challenge the validity of the myth that the South Lawrence Trafficway would alleviate traffic congestion on 23rd Street. A 1986 Kansas Department of Transportation study clearly shows that only 13 percent of the traffic entering Lawrence from K-10 has a destination beyond Lawrence. Even projections in the Final Environmental Impact Statement show that, at most, congestion at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa would be reduced only 20 percent by the bypass. The fact is that the vast majority of vehicles on 23rd Street are traveling to and from businesses on that street.
CLAIMS
October 30, 1990
Douglas County Commission Chairman Mike Amyx, who also serves as a co-chair for the “Vote Yes for Roads” steering committee, has issued a statement to answer opponents of the south Lawrence trafficway. Amyx cited three claims of the opponents that he said were not accurate.
HASKELL PRESIDENT HAPPY WITH 1991 BUDGET
October 30, 1990
Haskell Indian Junior College received a boost to its budget for fiscal year 1991 when Congress gave final approval Saturday to a $3 million increase for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs school. The increase, financed in compromise spending bills, brings Haskell’s 1991 budget to $10.7 million. The measure goes to President Bush to be signed into law.
CANDIDATES IN 44TH TOP FUND-RAISING LIST
October 30, 1990
Candidates Sandy Praeger and Barbara Ballard, vying for the open seat in the Kansas House of Representatives 44th District, have combined to raise nearly $30,000 for their campaign warchests. Campaign disclosure reports filed Monday with the Douglas County clerk’s office show that Praeger, a Republican, has raised $17,242 since the beginning of the year while Ballard, a Democrat, has raised $11,860 in the same period.
CANDIDATES FOR HOUSE GRILL THEIR OPPONENTS
October 30, 1990
Local candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives used a forum Monday night to question their opponents and get in some last-minutes digs before the Nov. 6 election. In the 43rd District, Democrat Judy Macy went after Republican Tom Pyle about statements he has made that some teachers at state universities do not have a command of the English language and about how she was able to for the Legislature when she is a single parent.
CLUB, CITY TEAM UP TO KEEP NEWSPAPER RECYCLING SITES
October 30, 1990
Although the Boys and Girls Club is no longer turning a profit from recycling newspapers in Lawrence, the organization has combined efforts with the city to keep newspaper drop-off sites in operation. Pat Marvin, Lawrence recycling coordinator, said today that the Boys and Girls Club will continue to operate its newspaper drop-off sites across Lawrence.
LOCAL JOBLESS RATE FALLS IN SEPTEMBER
October 30, 1990
From staff and wire services Lawrence’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point in September to 3.5 percent as about 500 people dropped out of the local work force, the Kansas Department of Human Resources reported Monday.
DEVELOPER EXPECTS SETTLEMENT
October 30, 1990
A prominent local developer predicted Monday he would reach an out-of-court settlement with the Lawrence National Bank, which has filed a lawsuit against him seeking about $4.6 million for payment on two promissory notes, plus interest and court costs. Robert G. Billings, who developed the Alvamar residential and golf course area in western Lawrence, said he planned to meet with Terry Sutcliffe, president of Lawrence National Bank, today to discuss an agreement.
T FIGHT COURT RULING
October 30, 1990
The owner of a Lawrence pawnshop said he will not appeal a ruling last week in Douglas County Small Claims Court in which the shop managers were ordered to return a videocassette recorder to a Lawrence man who claimed it had been stolen from him. Lanny Ellis, owner of Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth, said he was “disgusted” with the ruling but felt the cost of an appeal would outweigh the shop’s loss in the case.
HAYDEN
October 30, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden said Monday in a Lawrence campaign speech that his support of the Margin of Excellence program for state universities has cost him politically. “Let me tell you, that has not come without some political cost,” he told about 150 Rotary Club members during a noon speech at the Lawrence Holidome.
COUNTY CANDIDATES DEBATE ISSUES
October 30, 1990
The two candidates for the Douglas County Commission traded barbs Monday night during a candidates forum at city hall sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Democrat Mike Rundle said his Republican opponent, Mark Buhler, suffers from “an inherent conflict of interest” on zoning and planning issues because of Buhler’s job as a partner and vice president of Stephens Real Estate and his presidency of the Lawrence Board of Realtors. Rundle said Buhler would have to abstain from voting on related issues at county commission meetings.
OPPONENTS FAVOR SCHOOL RENOVATION
October 30, 1990
Enough is enough, say opponents of the proposed $4 million bond issue to finance a new high school in Eudora. Although reasons for opposing the bond issue vary, many Eudorans maintain that homeowners can’t carry the additional tax burden. Others believe the school board rushed into formulating the plan, which would place a $5.25 million, 71,000-square-foot high school on a 46-acre site about a half-mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on the west side of Douglas County Road 1061.
JAPANESE GREETED BY LOCAL STUDENTS
October 30, 1990
Hiratsuka Mayor Kyoichi Ishikawa is unabashed in his opinion of what he sees as the key to the future of the sister city agreement between his Japanese city and Lawrence. The youth of the two cities, he said, will make the relationship fruitful.
VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM ROLLS ON
October 30, 1990
Megan Kampschroeder is a Lawrence High junior. She’s a two-time volleyball letter winner. She’s played on two Class 6A state championship teams. Yet Kampschroeder’s life is incomplete. In two years of high school, she’s never lost.
LHS-HEIGHTS PLEASED COACHES
October 30, 1990
Lawrence had already won a berth in the state playoffs. Shawnee Heights never threatened to upset the top-ranked Lions. In the scheme of things, Lawrence’s 49-12 win over the Thunderbirds last Friday was nothing to get really excited about.
DESIGNER GIVES COST BREAKDOWN OF SECOND SCHOOL
October 30, 1990
Library books, computer equipment, desks, lockers and office furniture are included in the Lawrence school district’s $23.6 million cost estimate for building a second high school. That figure also would pay for the services of architects and a construction management firm that has been hired to oversee the project.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 30, 1990
DISMISSALS Jane Stotts, Baldwin.
NURSING HOME CLOSES ITS DOORS
October 30, 1990
Cedar Wood Living Center, embattled since mid-June after failing a series of state inspections, will be permanently closed Wednesday, according to an official with the company that owns the center. Only about six residents remained at Cedar Wood Living Center this morning, and most were packing their belongings and preparing to leave.
EXPERIENCE, LOYALTY AT ISSUE IN DEBATE
October 30, 1990
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery’s loyalty to 2nd District voters and challenger Scott Morgan’s qualifications for office were called into question Monday night in a televised debate. The debate, broadcast on Cable Channel 6, pitted Morgan, a Lawrence Republican, against a fill-in for Slattery, a Topeka Democrat seeking his fifth consecutive term in Congress.
WANN SERVICES
October 30, 1990
Private graveside services for Lily Opal Wann, 81, Eudora, will be Thursday at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas. Rumsey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Wann, who died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BOTH ROADS ARE NEEDED
October 30, 1990
Lawrence and Douglas County voters will have the opportunity in next week’s election to approve or reject funding proposals for two roads the south Lawrence trafficway and the East Lawrence parkway. The south Lawrence trafficway has been in the planning, routing and engineering stages for many years, and $37 million in state and federal funds have been committed to the project. The Kansas Turnpike Authority also has been deeply involved in the trafficway which will connect Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence with a new turnpike interchange northwest of Lawrence.
BENEFITS
October 30, 1990
A new high school in Eudora would benefit more than just school children in the community, say supporters of the $4 million bond issue to help finance a new high school, which Unified School District 491 voters will decide in the Nov. 6 general election. Supporters of the proposed $5.25 million school maintain that moving youngsters out of cramped mobile classroom units and into a new, modern building would boost morale of students and faculty, attract new citizens and businesses to the city, encourage current residents with children to stay in the city, provide an accessible gym and auditorium for sports and cultural events, attract quality teachers to the district and create a positive learning environment.