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COLLISION CAUSES ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
September 12, 1990
Electrical power was restored in west-central Lawrence early this morning after an outage caused by a car striking a supporting cable of a utility pole. Police said the power went out after a 32-year-old Lawrence woman drove into a utility pole about 12:30 a.m. today on Ninth Street about 180 feet west of Missouri.
BUSINESS OWNER SAYS HE IS UPSET ABOUT DELAYS IN AREA DIRECTORY
September 12, 1990
A Lawrence business owner who bought advertising in the 1990 Kaw Valley Directory says he’s upset the area telephone directory has not yet been printed. “Right now, it’s nine months late and the advertising is obsolete to a certain extent,” John Botbyl, owner of Pizza Shuttle, 1601 W. 23rd, Southern Hills Shopping Mall, said today. “I’m at the point where I have the forms to file in small claims court. I will make it down there by the week’s end.”
WELLSVILLE DAYS BEGINS SATURDAY
September 12, 1990
Wellsville residents are gearing up for the annual Wellsville Days celebration Saturday and Sunday, decorating floats for the parade and tracking down the speediest of critters for the turtle and frog races. The festival lineup for Saturday will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy at Mason’s Hall, a one-mile fun run, 5-kilometer run, main parade and children’s parade. Almost 100 craft and food booths are expected to exhibit and sell their wares throughout the day.
FOR THE RECORD
September 12, 1990
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
ELECTRICAL WIRING DELAYS TENNIS CENTER PROJECT
September 12, 1990
Work on the Lawrence Tennis Center that had been marked for completion earlier this week probably won’t be finished until late this month. Phil Struble of Landplan Engineering, which planned the renovation, said last month that rainy weather had prevented the work from being completed in August, postponing the planned completion date to this Monday.
S VOTE ON ROTC
September 12, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig will uphold the vote by University Senate on whether to allow ROTC course work to count toward graduation requirements. “There has been concern expressed by some faculty that the vote would really not be binding,” Del Shankel, executive vice chancellor, said today. “It will be.”
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September 12, 1990
About 550 Boy Scouts from Douglas County will attend Scout Expo ‘90 in Kansas City this weekend, but Baldwin’s Troop No. 65 will stand out as the only area group competing in the “Anything That Floats But a Boat” race. With about 200,000 people from Missouri and Kansas expected to attend the regional event, the Scouts probably will want their homemade craft to be shipshape.
CITY SEEKS TO LINK SOUTH, EAST ROADS
September 12, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission made clear its vision of a circumferential loop of local highways Tuesday, attempting to indelibly link the south Lawrence trafficway to the eastern parkway. The commission, at its Tuesday meeting, tentatively approved an interlocal agreement that spells out the duties and responsibilities of the city and county governments in the planning, design and construction of the two roads. The agreement now goes to the Douglas County Commission for consideration.
ROGER GARLOCK BARKER
September 12, 1990
Services for Roger Garlock Barker, 87, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Irwin officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery on Oskaloosa. Mr. Barker died Monday at his home. He was born March 31, 1903, in Maxburg, Iowa.
MONTA H. ROBERTS
September 12, 1990
Graveside services for Monta H. Roberts, 96, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons. She died Monday at the Eudora Nursing Center.
HOWARD A. JESTER
September 12, 1990
Services for Howard A. Jester, 95, Lawrence, were to be today at the First United Methodist Church in Chanute. The Rev. Jack Gregory and the Rev. Marilyn Gregory officiated. Burial was to be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. Mr. Jester died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FORESIGHT ON SCHOOLS
September 12, 1990
Dear Editor: In a recent letter to the Journal-World, Robert W. Brown accused the local board of education of blatantly disregarding the recommendations of its Secondary School Facilities Task Force in voting to construct a second four-year high school. Mr. Brown’s letter implies that the task force was appointed to decide what should be done. The fact is that the task force represented only one group of citizens. The school board gratefully accepted the task force report, but also listened to a much broader range of citizen-parent debate. The board held open forums for public input and reviewed all the options in public meetings. The outcome was a vote that recognized the task force’s valuable work, but refined it in light of additional information.
BOMB THREATS GIVE CAMPUS ANOTHER SCARE
September 12, 1990
As if one campus emergency this week wasn’t enough, Kansas University police responded to bomb threats Tuesday morning in two of the three buildings that were evacuated Monday after a strong chemical odor emanated from the drain system. Officer Burdel Welsh said the first bomb threat, for Malott Hall, was called in at 10:26 a.m., only four minutes before a news conference about the preceding day’s chemical scare.
AREA RESIDENTS WIN AT STATE FAIR
September 12, 1990
The 1990 Kansas State Fair is under way in Hutchinson and a number of area residents are sweeping away the ribbons. Area winners reported so far include Tom and Gail Craun, Basehor, first in show for Junior Western Pleasure and Amateur Western Pleasure; Richard Bean, Baldwin, second for chunk honey, cut comb honey and frames of honey; Earle L. Kasson, Lawrence, first for russet variety potatoes and variety collection potatoes, and third for any variety sweet potatoes; and Kathrine Rollins, McLouth, first for dried fruit and dried vegetables, and second for dried meat.
ADVISORY PANEL REVIEWS CRITERIA
September 12, 1990
The Douglas County Community Corrections Advisory Board discussed eligibility criteria for the Intensive Supervisory Surveillance Program for juveniles at its Tuesday meeting. Dist. Atty. Jim Flory questioned community corrections’ ability to accept offenders into the program as the criteria, which is not a final document, outlined.
LARRY DEAN HOOD
September 12, 1990
Services for Larry Dean Hood, 35, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Miller will officiate. Mr. Hood died Monday from injuries sustained in a one-car accident.
200 KU STUDENTS USE CAB SERVICE
September 12, 1990
Since Secure Cab got its wheels rolling Sept. 5, about 200 Kansas University students have used the free service, a co-owner of A-1 City Cab company said Tuesday. Shirley Bennett, who owns A-1 with her husband, said the company has received about 170 requests for service and has transported about 200 students. A-1 City Cab, 735 E. 22nd, was contracted by Student Senate to offer students a safe ride home, Bennett said.
LOCAL CENTER GETS GRANTS FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS
September 12, 1990
A Lawrence-based drug and alcohol treatment center that in recent years has quickly expanded into statewide programs has been awarded more than $900,000 in grants to operate treatment facilities for women and children. Bruce Beale, executive director of the DCCCA Center, said today that the agency has received two grants, one to begin a women’s drug treatment center in Wichita and another to start a drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents in Topeka.
CEDAR WOOD FACES STATE ACTION
September 12, 1990
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has begun the process of stripping Cedar Wood Living Center in Lawrence of its state license after two inspections found that the facility has deficiencies that adversely affected resident care. Gerald Block, KDHE director of field services, said the state is currently in the process of denying the facility a state license.
HALL SELECTED TO LEAD NATIONAL ARTS BOARD
September 12, 1990
Donald J. Hall, the chairman of the board of Hallmark Cards Inc. since 1983, has been appointed by President George Bush as the chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Hall will serve a one-year appointment on the committee, which encourages businesses, foundations and the public to support the arts across the country. He joins 16 other leaders, including William E. Simon, the former treasury secretary, and Roger L. Stevens, the chair of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
CIVIL TREATMENT
September 12, 1990
Dear Editor: I have been following the Journal-World reports on the continuing ROTC controversy at KU, and wonder if it is mere coincidence that some of the KU faculty most vociferously in favor of discrimination against homosexuals seem to be from the department of civil engineering. If it is not a coincidence, then let this serve as a warning to those gays and lesbians who intend to study civil engineering at KU. You will probably get less than civil treatment there. Perhaps it would be best to stay in the closet and go into ROTC, after all.
PENNY SEEKS TO DEFEAT EASTERN PARKWAY VOTE
September 12, 1990
Lawrence city commissioners won’t be unanimous in their support of the proposed eastern parkway, which voters will be asked to approve in a November bond issue. Commissioner David Penny, stung by what he sees as the city’s concessions to a pair of special interest groups, says he cannot support the parkway as it is now proposed and he will work actively for defeat of the parkway bond issue.
STATE OKS CLOSING OF EUDORA SCHOOL
September 12, 1990
The Kansas Department of Education, in two separate cases Tuesday, ruled to uphold the state fire marshal’s decision to close Eudora High School and OK’d the Eudora School Board’s request to hold a bond election to finance a new high school. Permission was required for the $4 million bond election because it would push the district past its statutory debt limit of 14 percent of its assessed valuation.
HIGHWAY HOSTAGE
September 12, 1990
While President Bush was discussing the hostages and other facets of the Mideast crisis with Congress Tuesday night, the Lawrence City Commission was discussing another kind of hostage situation. On a 3-2 vote, city commissioners decided to try to hold future improvements to the proposed southwest trafficway hostage to the eastern parkway they want to see built. An interlocal agreement tentatively approved by the city would bar both the city and county from adding a third and fourth lane to the southwest trafficway or a major interchange on the trafficway at 15th Street until firm funding commitments are obtained to construct an eastern parkway. The interlocal agreement goes to the Douglas County Commission tonight for its consideration.
AIRPORT TO RECEIVE $1.1 MILLION GRANT FOR LANDING SYSTEM
September 12, 1990
The Lawrence Municipal Airport will receive a $1.1 million grant for an instrument landing system, Sen. Bob Dole’s office announced Tuesday. “It’s excellent news,” said Bob Newton, a local pilot and former chairman of a city-appointed aviation advisory board.
COLLEGE TEST SCORES HIGHER IN LAWRENCE
September 12, 1990
Kansas students are scoring better on average on college entrance examinations than students across the country, and Lawrence students are scoring better than students across the state. The average composite American College Testing score is 20.9 on a scale of 36 for Kansas high school students who graduated this past spring, the Kansas Department of Education reports. That compares to the national average of 20.6.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 12, 1990
DISMISSALS Susan Rushing and baby boy, Lawrence; Charleita Domann and baby girl, Winchester.
COMMISSION STALLS COMMERCIAL REZONING REQUESTS
September 12, 1990
The attorney for the Rock Chalk Ranch, turned down in his efforts to win commercial rezoning for the property fronting U.S. Highway 40 at Wakarusa Drive, says he’s disappointed but not defeated. The Lawrence City Commission, at its Tuesday meeting, reaffirmed its opposition to a request by the Rock Chalk Ranch owners to rezone a 12-acre tract from agricultural use to planned commercial development.
SOCCER IS SECOND NATURE FOR NELSON
September 12, 1990
Imagine 4,500 spectators in Haskell Stadium on Thursday night for a Lawrence High-Olathe North game. A soccer game, that is.
ROTC LOUNGE NAMED IN MEMORY OF CADET
September 12, 1990
When Alan Tromans died in February 1987, his friends scurried to find out if he could be honored with a military funeral. When they got their “yes,” it marked a first for a cadet in Kansas University’s Air Force ROTC unit.
CITY FINDS CENSUS FIGURES TOO LOW, PLANS TO APPEAL
September 12, 1990
Preliminary figures from the 1990 federal census showing a healthy growth in Lawrence’s population are pleasing to local officials, but not so pleasing that the city won’t appeal the figures as being too low. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday unanimously directed City Manager Mike Wildgen to send a letter to the Census Bureau officially protesting the preliminary figures, which set Lawrence’s population at 64,776.
COUNTY COMMISSION LOOKS AT TRAFFICWAY BONDS MOVE
September 12, 1990
A road may follow a straight path, but its planning can traverse many curves as evidenced by Monday’s lengthy Douglas County Commission meeting. Several side issues to the proposed south Lawrence trafficway and to a pair of street widening projects were explored during the meeting. Chief among these points was the county’s plan to retire the already issued $4 million general obligation bonds for the trafficway if county voters reject the $41.7 million project on Nov. 6.
BAKER OFFICIALS SET DEDICATION FOR RENOVATED PARMENTER HALL
September 12, 1990
The smell of fresh white paint and newly laid mauve-tone carpet fills the air in Baker University’s renovated Parmenter Hall, where only a few interior touch-ups remain before the $1 million project will be completed. The renovation included structural repair, handicapped accessibility, interior renovation and the addition of offices and classrooms.