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FAIR ADJUSTMENTS
September 19, 1990
Kansas State Fair officials, disappointed by a relatively small turnout this year, may look harder at trying to boost crowds by moving the fair to August. Organizers say holding the fair before school starts might encourage more families to visit the fair and participate both in daytime activities and nighttime entertainment.
SHOWING SUPPORT
September 19, 1990
Dear Editor: Recently, I contacted the veterans commission office in Lawrence for addresses and information concerning our service people in Saudi Arabia.
FOR THE RECORD
September 19, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PANEL DISPELS FACULTY MYTHS ABOUT TENURE
September 19, 1990
All sorts of bizarre myths circulate among Kansas University faculty regarding the institution’s process of deciding who gets tenure and who gets promoted. Del Brinkman, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and members of KU’s Tenure and Promotion Committee, dispelled a few of them at an open forum Tuesday night.
STATE OFFICIAL TO RULE IN CASE AGAINST CLUB
September 19, 1990
Owners of a Lawrence nightclub and neighborhood residents will have to wait for the outcome of a disciplinary hearing by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control director. Tom Hanna, ABC director, said he will take under advisement the testimony presented in a hearing here this morning over alleged violations of state liquor regulations by Pizazz, 901 Miss.
EXPANDS PROGRAM
September 19, 1990
Parents across northeast Kansas are learning that a child’s education starts years before the youngster sets foot in a classroom. And a new program, piloted in Missouri in 1981, fosters a close relationship between families and schools while helping parents to nurture their child’s development. The Northeast Kansas Educational Service Center received $205,000 in funding, half from a state grant and half from participating school districts, to begin the Parents as Teachers program in at least eight counties this fall. Director Robin Hazel said the four parent-educators will leave Sunday for Central Missouri State University for a weeklong training session.
DESOTO CONSIDERING NEW BOUNDARIES
September 19, 1990
The DeSoto School Board Monday night discussed drawing new boundaries in the school district to ensure equal representation on the board, said Supt. Glenn Coltharp. “Because of the way the district has been growing, we have some board members representing 200 people and some board members representing 2,000,” he said.
APPROVAL
September 19, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission took the first step toward helping Kansas University officials put the brakes on skateboarding on the KU campus. The commission Tuesday night gave initial approval to an ordinance that would outlaw skateboarding on most of the campus. If the ordinance gains final approval, as expected at the commission’s Oct. 2 meeting, it would go into effect as soon as legal publication requirements are met.
UNIVERSITY SENATE VOTE UNDER WAY ON ROTC ISSUE
September 19, 1990
Members of University Senate have until 5 p.m. Monday to return their ballots concerning a University Council resolution not to count ROTC hours toward graduation requirements at Kansas University. Mail ballots were sent to all 1,244 members of senate, which is comprised of faculty, staff and students. Members of the Senate Executive Committee (SenEx) Tuesday appointed a committee that will tally votes from the mail ballots. About 300 ballots have been returned.
KANSAS COLLEGIANS BASH PITT STATE IN RUGBY, 44-0
September 19, 1990
Mike Pedrotti and Drew Elder each scored a pair of tries as Kansas battered Pittsburg State, 44-0, in a collegiate rugby match last weekend. Meanwhile, KU’s club side went to Colorado and dropped three close matches in the Aspen Rugbyfest. Kansas bowed to the defending national champion Denver Barbarians 12-0, to the Albuquerque Aardvarks 12-7 and to the Pittsburgh Rugby Club 8-4.
CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBED TUESDAY
September 19, 1990
A man who said he had a gun took several $10 and $20 bills late Tuesday from a Lawrence convenience store, Lawrence police reported today. Police said the man entered the Kwik Shop, 1846 Mass., about 11:45 p.m. and told the clerk he had “a large gun.” The man then instructed the clerk, a 20-year-old Lawrence man, to give him $10 and $20 bills from the register.
HIRATSUKA
September 19, 1990
Hiratsuka, Lawrence’s soon-to-be Japanese sister city, is a coastal city located about 35 miles southwest of Tokyo on the Pacific Ocean. With a population of about 244,000, Hiratsuka has long been a trade center. It is a modern industrial city with a number of chemical, electric and automobile factories, including a major Nissan car assembly plant and Sankyo Pharmaceuticals.
EVALUATION ORDERED FOR LAWRENCE MAN
September 19, 1990
A mental competency evaluation has been ordered for a Lawrence man accused of beating his grandfather to death on June 22 at the elderly man’s home in Kansas City, Mo. Michael Miller was ordered Aug. 29 to undergo a mental evaluation, which postponed trial proceedings on murder charges in Jackson County.
GIFT TO NEW SISTER CITY SHOWS LAWRENCE IN WINTER
September 19, 1990
Louis Copt has attempted to say more with less in his latest painting. “The scenes that you leave out are as important as the ones you leave in,” he said.
SHELTERS SEE A REDUCTION IN APPLICANTS
September 19, 1990
An August housing crisis brought on by a sudden increase in the number of people needing emergency shelter in Lawrence has subsided. But officials who deal with emergency shelters and low-income housing say they expect the problem of homelessness in Douglas County will get worse when cold temperatures arrive.
FIVE FIRMS BID ON HALL PROJECT
September 19, 1990
Five contractors interested in restoring Lecompton’s historic Constitution Hall submitted bids Tuesday, and officials from the State Historical Society plan to hold negotiations with three firms on Friday. Terry Marmet, director of facilities with the historical society, refused to release the bid amounts this morning because he said money was not the only concern.
LOCAL COOKIES TRAVEL TO DESERT
September 19, 1990
Employees of a local travel company are trying to boost morale by satisfying the sweet tooths of American servicemen in Saudi Arabia. Employees of Maupintour Travel Service are sending about 150 dozen cookies to servicemen stationed in Saudi Arabia.
VELMA H. AUSTIN
September 19, 1990
Services for Velma Hey Austin, 70, Whidbey Island, were Sept. 2 at Langley United Methodist Church, Whidbey Island. She died Aug. 29 in Seattle.
SIX STUDENTS FROM GERMANY VISIT LAWRENCE
September 19, 1990
Six high school students from Lawrence’s sister city of Eutin, West Germany, who arrived here Friday, already have started classes as part of their six-week stay. Despite their short time in Lawrence, the students already have six good friends at Lawrence High School. That’s because this summer, six LHS students went to Eutin and stayed with the families of the Eutin students who are here now. The Eutin visitors in turn are staying in the homes of those LHS students.
LIONS TUMBLE BUT IMPROVE IN GYMNASTICS
September 19, 1990
Lawrence High’s gymnasts have set some lofty goals this season. “We want to win state,” freshman Eric Carlson said. “We’re cleaning up (routines) and learning more every day. If we keep learning, we should do well at state.”
OKLAHOMA CROWN COULD BRING WOES
September 19, 1990
You’ll probably be glad to know that Oklahoma’s fast football start hasn’t caused Big Eight Conference officials to lose any sleep. Yet. If push comes to shove, however, league administrators at least those outside of Norman would just as soon the Sooners didn’t win the championship.
LION GOLF TEAM PLACES THIRD AT TOPEKA MEET
September 19, 1990
Lawrence High’s girls golf team placed third at the four-team Topeka tournament Tuesday at Lake Shawnee. Tara Donnelly notched fourth overall, scoring 96.
KU RESUMES PRACTICE
September 19, 1990
With no game scheduled Saturday, Kansas’ football team has two weeks to prepare for its trip to Oklahoma on Sept. 29. “I don’t know if it would make any difference if we had two MONTHS to get ready for Oklahoma,” KU coach Glen Mason quipped after Tuesday’s practice session.
TO KU, BUDIG SAYS
September 19, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig said Tuesday at the annual faculty convocation that his principal concerns this academic year are improving the academic experience of minorities and solidifying private and public financing of KU. “In particular we are concerned about the presence of minorities at KU students and faculty alike, their recruitment and retention and the quality of their experience here,” Budig told about 150 faculty and guests in the Kansas Union.
CANDIDATES SPAR OVER POSITIONS ON ROADS
September 19, 1990
A candidate for Douglas County Commission has asked his opponent to state his position on construction of the south Lawrence trafficway and the eastern parkway. Mark Buhler, Republican candidate for the 1st district seat, said his opponent, Democrat Mike Rundle, has avoided making his stance clear on construction of the two roads. Buhler said he would vote for both $4 million bond issues for the roads in the Nov. 6 general election.
SPEAKER FOCUSES ON KU DIVERSITY
September 19, 1990
Administrators at Kansas University must value the diversity of the campus’ population, a guest speaker said today. Gene Chavez, director of the Center for Intercultural Communications in Kansas City, Kan., spoke to about 130 vice-chancellors, deans and directors during KU’s second presentation of its 1990-91 Cultural Sensitivity Series, coordinated by the Organizations and Activities Center.
ENROLLMENT INCREASE LIMITS BUS SERVICE
September 19, 1990
This year’s increased enrollment in Lawrence schools also has meant more students riding school buses, making it difficult for the district to meet special busing requests. “Our buses are pretty full. It might be a little tight this year,” said Sandra Holloway, division director for student services.
LAWRENCE DELEGATION BEGINS TRIP TO JAPAN
September 19, 1990
A delegation from Lawrence left early today on a journey to the Far East that will seal a sister city relationship with Hiratsuka, Japan. The 14-member delegation includes Lawrence Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith, City Commissioner Bob Walters, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce President Gary Toebben and members of Lawrence’s Sister City Advisory Board and the Friends of Hiratsuka organization formed to develop and support the sister city link.
BLACKOUT
September 19, 1990
A worker was killed early this afternoon as a piece of heavy machinery hit a main power line at KPL Gas Service’s Lawrence Energy Center. The accident caused a major power outage to more than half of Lawrence. Details of the accident were sketchy as of 2:45 p.m. today. However, it appeared that at 1:13 p.m. the equipment hit a 115-kilovolt (KV) power line.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 19, 1990
DISMISSALS Cory Chermok, Perry; Amy Adams and baby boy, Lawrence; Laura Ireland and baby girl, McLouth.
LMH TRUSTEES GIVE GO-AHEAD FOR HEATING, COOLING PROJECT
September 19, 1990
After hearing a list of recommendations about how to improve the inadequate heating and cooling systems at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the hospital’s board of trustees unanimously voted to begin what is expected to be a $900,000 improvement project. In the motion made during today’s meeting, trustees agreed to a $65,000 fee from Latimer & Sommers Engineers, Topeka, to prepare engineering plans for the project.
Officials to discuss holding inquisition in disappearance
September 19, 1990
Harold Leach’s persistent appeal for an inquisition into his son’s disappearance may pay off at a meeting scheduled for Thursday morning.
SITE PLANS TAKE COMMISSION MEETING INTO OVERTIME
September 19, 1990
Two time-consuming site plan discussions kept the Lawrence City Commission in session Tuesday well beyond its normal 10:30 p.m. adjournment. After more than 90 minutes of discussion, including pleadings from two attorneys and a handful of architects and planners, the commission unanimously approved a site plan that will allow construction of a First Fuel Bank gas station, convenience store and car wash complex near Ninth and Iowa Streets.