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ZONING, PLANNING ISSUES TO BE PRESENTED AT FORUM
September 14, 1990
Information gathered at 10 public meetings on Jefferson County planning and zoning issues will be presented at a forum at 8 p.m. Monday in the court room of the Oskaloosa courthouse. Wayne Ukena, chairman of the Jefferson County Economic Development Commission, said the meeting will address various issues that were listed as priorities by individuals attending the earlier meetings, which were held throughout Jefferson County.
TWO SENTENCED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
September 14, 1990
Two men who pleaded guilty to taking part in the May 13 armed robbery of a local Chinese restaurant each were sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 15 years imprisonment. Southakone Senthavy, 18, Independence, Mo., and Phaly Sok, 19, Kansas City, Mo., each were sentenced to five to 20 years on each of three felony counts of aggravated robbery.
LIBRARY BOARD REPORTS TO WELLSVILLE COUNCIL
September 14, 1990
The Wellsville City Council Wednesday night heard a report from the Wellsville Library Board, which is seeking to build a new library, said city clerk Donna Reed. The board announced that it formed a community advisory committee to help research and publicize the process of building the new library. Members said they have about $300,000 available and are considering construction sites.
CASE AGAIN UP TO JUDGES
September 14, 1990
A three-member panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals is expected to decide within six weeks whether the city is legally bound by agreements with its firefighters. Attorneys for International Association of Firefighters Local 1596 and the city argued their cases Tuesday in front of Judges Robert J. Lewis, Gary Rulon and Dexter Burdette in Topeka.
ALFORD SERVICES
September 14, 1990
Services for Donald G. Alford, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. George Owen officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Alford died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
MEETING FOR PEACE STILL NEEDS FAMILIES TO HOST DELEGATES
September 14, 1990
About three-quarters of the 125 local families needed to host more than 250 Soviet citizens who will be in Lawrence Oct. 12-18 for the Meeting For Peace have signed up. Judy Kish, local host family coordinator, said the initial meeting for host families went well.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 14, 1990
ADMISSIONS Carla Harris, Lawrence; Cory Shermock, Perry.
HABITAT PLANS THIRD HOME DESPITE FUNDING PROBLEMS
September 14, 1990
Although the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity financial accounts are down to nothing, the group’s board of directors Thursday night voted to go ahead with plans to build a third home this year. In a meeting Thursday night, the board also chose to renew fund-raising efforts to gather money for the construction.
DISTRICT GEARS UP FOR BOND ELECTION
September 14, 1990
One way to increase the number of votes in favor of a school bond issue is simply to make sure more people are eligible to go to the polls. The Lawrence school district is doing just that, holding special voter registrations at various schools to increase the turnout for the Nov. 6 bond issue referendum for a proposed second high school.
LOCAL CHAMBER OFFICIAL ELECTED TO LEAD GROUP
September 14, 1990
A Lawrence Chamber of Commerce official today was elected president of the Kansas Industrial Developers Assn., chamber President Gary Toebben said. Bill Martin, director of economic development for the Lawrence chamber, was selected for the position at the association’s meeting in Hays. His term will run for one year.
COUNTY TO COMPLETE ROAD PACT DISCUSSION
September 14, 1990
The Douglas County Commission will conclude its discussions of the interlocal agreement for the south Lawrence trafficway and eastern parkway when it meets Monday. The commission will review and consider proposed revisions to the 14-page document, which deals with the duties and responsibilities of the city and county governments in the planning, design and construction of the roards. The two proposed highways would form a circumferential loop around Lawrence.
KANSAS TO HOST CROSS COUNTRY MEET SATURDAY
September 14, 1990
High school, junior college and college runners will take part in the Jayhawk Invitational cross country meet on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm north of Lawrence. The first race is slated for 9 a.m.
GLADYS PIPPERT
September 14, 1990
Services for Gladys Ford Pippert, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Don Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Pippert died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SPECIAL SERVICE SET FOR MONDAY AT BAKER
September 14, 1990
Baker University will have its annual Service of Covenant Renewal at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin to affirm its United Methodist heritage. The Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, pastor of St. James-Paseo United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo., will lead the service.
POWERFUL BAKER FACING STINGY OTTAWA
September 14, 1990
When Baker University’s football team travels to Ottawa on Saturday night, something has to give. Baker has the No. 1 scoring offense in NAIA Div. II after defeating Doane, 54-16, last week in its opener while Ottawa’s defense hasn’t surrendered a point yet.
STUDENTS SHARE IDEAS FOR STRONG ALUMNI TIES
September 14, 1990
One of the latest developments in college alumni association organizing might seem a contradiction in terms. Creation of “student-alumni” chapters is a growing trend, and evidence of the movement was easy to find Thursday at Kansas University.
JULY SALES TAX COLLECTIONS SEE 30.31 PERCENT INCREASE
September 14, 1990
Douglas County’s collection of the state’s 4.25 percent sales tax were up by 30.31 percent in July compared with revenues collected a year ago. July’s collection of $1.77 million was up about $410,000 compared with the July 1989 collections of $1.36 million, according to Kansas Department of Revenue figures.
THE REFORM STRUGGLES
September 14, 1990
Russia’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly for a radical economic reform program, and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and his top people pledge they will do all they can to make it work. Gorbachev, meanwhile, is working to fulfill an ill-advised promise he gave to make things better in two years or he will resign. Barring a miracle, Gorbachev will have to quit, because most analysts familiar with the Soviet, and Eastern Europe, economic picture say there is no way anyone or any agency can drastically turn things around in short order, no matter how good the intentions. There is too much reverse momentum to overcome in a land where people cannot even get enough soap, toilet paper, decent housing, moderate clothing and basic food. Even a five-year reform plan may not be realistic.
COMMISSIONER TO APPEAL FUEL SPILL FINE
September 14, 1990
Lawrence City Commissioner David Penny says he plans to appeal a $2,000 fine levied against his sand company for a fuel spill in the Kansas River in late April. The Kaw Sand Co., 803 E. Eighth, was fined Sept. 6 by the U.S. Coast Guard for spilling up to 400 gallons of diesel fuel into the Kansas River in East Lawrence on April 30, when a Kaw Sand Co. truck was overfilled, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said.
CITY TO TAKE UP SKATEBOARD RULES
September 14, 1990
Skateboard restrictions and the city’s investment policies are among the agenda items facing the Lawrence City Commission at its next meeting, 6:35 p.m. Tuesday. Kansas University officials have proposed amendments to a city ordinance that would outlaw skateboarding on most of the campus. Under the proposal before the commission, skateboarding would be prohibited in the area of Jayhawk Boulevard from West Campus Road to 13th Street. The prohibition would extend 1,000 feet on either side of Jayhawk Boulevard.
DISABILITY RESEARCHERS TAKING THEIR FINDINGS TO THE AIRWAVES
September 14, 1990
Rud and Ann Turnbull, directors of Kansas University’s Beach Center on Families and Disability, have done years of research on ways to help persons with disabilities. Now they’re taking their findings to the airwaves.
RED EAGLE SPURS TRIBE, 21-16
September 14, 1990
Noonie Red Eagle visited the doctor during the preseason. “He told me he wanted to put my foot in a cast,” Haskell’s sophomore quarterback said. “I told him `No. I’m here to play football. It can go in a cast after the season.”’
BUDIG SAYS ROTC TO STAY ON CAMPUS
September 14, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig affirmed Thursday that ROTC commissioning ceremonies will remain on campus and said the best way to change military policy regarding homosexuals was to work through Congress and national education groups. Budig was invited by faculty and students in University Council to explain his refusal to join the governance group’s protest of Department of Defense policy. Council wants to ban from campus the annual Reserve Officer Traning Corps commissioning.
KU SET FOR ROAD TEST IN LOUISVILLE
September 14, 1990
A healthy Paul Friday would make Glen Mason feel much happier on Saturday. Friday is a seasoned Kansas defensive back who’s expected to be at full speed for the first time this season when the Jayhawks meet pass-minded Louisville in their first road game.
CHRISTIAN KING OF KANSAS MIRTH
September 14, 1990
Have you seen the Kansas football poster with the stern-faced sweat-laced player glaring at you? It’s a shot of Curtis Moore, and the senior co-captain linebacker wasn’t acting when the picture was taken. Moore is so stoical, in fact, that he claims he’s never laughed at anything Brian Christian has ever said, and Christian is the acknowledged team clown.
65 ARTISTS BRING WORKS TO MARKET AT HASKELL
September 14, 1990
The Indian Market at Haskell Indian Junior College this weekend will have something for everyone, its organizers say. Maria Martin, coordinator of the second annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show, said the market should interest casual browsers as well as serious art collectors. The market will feature the works of about 65 Native American artists from across the country.
RECYCLING REDUCES VOLUME OF TRASH HEADED FOR LANDFILL
September 14, 1990
There’s no question that recycling in Lawrence has helped the Jefferson-Douglas County Landfill. The question that remains is by how much. “No one has a good handle on it,” Ross McKinney, Kansas University’s N.T. Veatch distinguished professor of civil engineering, said.
AMYX SERVICES
September 14, 1990
Graveside services for Mae Alexander Amyx, 95, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Atchley will officiate. Mrs. Amyx died Wednesday at the Eudora Nursing Center.
DELEGATES AT STUDENT CONFERENCE FIND MUCH IN COMMON
September 14, 1990
Kansas University students aren’t alone in their quest for racial and ethnic harmony, environmental awareness and constraints on tuition increases. Delegates to the 1990 Student Alumni Association-Student Foundation National Convention at KU indicated Thursday that college students share many educational interests. The conference started Thursday and runs through Saturday.
LAWRENCE TOPS LIST FOR DETENTION CENTER
September 14, 1990
A consulting firm hired by the state to assess juvenile detention center needs has recommended Lawrence as the site of a juvenile facility that would serve 18 counties in northeast Kansas. The Westridge Group Inc., a Topeka consulting firm hired by the state, made the recommendation to the Governor’s Advisory Group on Juvenile Offenders on Thursday in Topeka.
FOR THE RECORD
September 14, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LAWRENCE TENNIS TEAM UPENDED TWICE
September 14, 1990
Lack of a home has forced the Lawrence High girls tennis team to make some adjustments. The Lions, who normally practice and play their home matches at the Lawrence Tennis Center, have moved to the Alvamar Racquet Club courts as the tennis center is being renovated.
ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN ON KILLCREEK ROAD
September 14, 1990
The DeSoto City Council Thursday night announced that construction work will begin Monday on Killcreek Road, said city clerk JoAnn Dinger. Superior Asphalt, a Kansas City, Mo. firm, will tear up the road from 83rd Street through 91st Street so that it can be widened and replaced, Dinger said. The city’s share of the cost will be about $93,000. In other business, council members:
6TH STREET TASK FORCE WRAPPING UP ITS WORK ON FINAL REPORT TO CITY
September 14, 1990
A city-appointed task force is nearing completion of its charge to make recommendations for a portion of Sixth Street. The Sixth Street Task Force, at its Thursday afternoon meeting, came to tentative agreement on four additional planks of what will become its final report to the Lawrence City Commission.
AREA FARMERS EXPECT HIGH MILO YIELDS
September 14, 1990
Despite the recent soaring temperatures and a lack of rain, Douglas County and the rest of the state should see high milo yields this fall, agriculture officials say. Dennis Bejot, director of the Douglas County Extension Office, said area farmers planted fewer acres of milo than last year partly because of the threat of chinch bugs. However, Bejot is looking for a solid crop.