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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
September 24, 1990
Are your nerves and your pocketbook growing thin in the face of your child’s back-to-school requests? They have to have a certain kind of lunchbox, a certain brand of jeans, a certain style of running shoes. Well, just be glad they aren’t asking you to buy them a bullet-proof vest. You might not like spending $100 on a pair of Nikes, but at least Lawrence residents don’t yet feel the need to outfit their grade school youngsters in $250 bullet-proof jackets.
ROBERTS WINS J-W GRID CONTEST
September 24, 1990
Brian Roberts missed on Mississippi’s win over Arkansas, but that’s all he missed on last week’s Journal-World football contest. Roberts, 3008 W. 19th, submitted the only one-miss entry and won the $50 first prize. A first-time winner, Roberts is a senior at Lawrence High.
RAISES $800 FOR TROUPE
September 24, 1990
A “High Tea with Ric Averill,” sponsored by the board of directors of the Seem-to-Be Players, raised $800 Sunday to help defray expenses of the local children’s theater troupe directed by Averill. According to board member Beth Dickson, about 175 people enjoyed iced and hot teas, lemonade, cookies and finger sandwiches at the event at Alvamar Country Club.
BOARD DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF PAROLE HEARINGS
September 24, 1990
Kansas Parole Board Director Micah Ross has announced results of parole hearings held earlier this month for inmates who were convicted in local courts. The following is a list of inmates convicted in Douglas County or surrounding counties who were eligible for parole this month, their place of incarceration in early August, the charges of which they were convicted and the result of their parole hearing:
CASPEL L. RUSSELL
September 24, 1990
Services for Caspel L. “Cap” Russell, 73, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin. The Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Russell died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WAYNE A. MILLER
September 24, 1990
Services for Wayne A. Miller, 19, Tonganoxie, will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Wild Horse Cemetery, McLouth. Mr. Miller died Sunday from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Leavenworth County.
PETER C. GANT
September 24, 1990
Services for Peter Case Gant, 63, Rantoul, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa with the Rev. David Mason officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at Highland Cemetery by American Legion Post No. 60. Mr. Gant died Saturday at Shawnee Mission Medical Center of lung cancer.
FOR THE RECORD
September 24, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LIBERTY MEMORIAL GRADUATES GATHER
September 24, 1990
About 60 members of the Liberty Memorial High School’s graduating class of 1950 gathered in Lawrence this weekend for their 40-year reunion. Byron Springer, a Lawrence attorney who was senior class president, said his former classmates met Friday for a golf tournament at Alvamar Country Club, followed by a mixer at the Eldridge Hotel. They later rooted for the Lawrence High School Lions at an LHS football game.
TONGANOXIE MAN, 19, DIES IN SUNDAY CRASH
September 24, 1990
A 19-year-old Tonganoxie man was killed Sunday when the farm tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him underneath, said Janette Nesmith, public relations officer with the Leavenworth County sheriff’s office. Wayne Miller was heading north on the 142nd Street bridge over Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County about 12:20 p.m. Sunday, when he lost control of his vehicle. Miller was driving a farm tractor pulling a 27-foot trailer loaded with railroad ties, Nesmith said.
STATE PICKS LECOMPTON FIRM FOR RESTORATION WORK ON HALL
September 24, 1990
The Kansas State Historical Society this morning selected a Lecompton contractor to restore Lecompton’s historic Constitution Hall, according to Terry Marmet, director of facilities for the historical society. Rockhill and Sons won the 150-day contract, and work should get under way by next week, he said.
OFFICIALS SAY BUILDING FIRE WAS SET
September 24, 1990
Investigators today said a fire that caused extensive damage to a Kansas University storage building was deliberately set. Firefighters and KU police made the determination after studying burn patterns in the Facilities Operations gardener’s shop, where a blaze fed by straw bales that were stored inside caused at least $30,000 damage.
KANSAS LOSES LINEBACKER
September 24, 1990
Kansas outside linebacker Marc Ettrick has been lost for the season with a knee injury. The 6-5, 235-pound red-shirt freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Thursday. Ettrick, who suffered the injury in the Louisville game, is the third KU linebacker to tear an anterior cruciate ligament. The other two are Steve Harvey, a freshman who was hurt during the Kansas Shrine Bowl, and Larry Kress, a red-shirt freshman who suffered his injury during preseason practice.
MOST AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS SEE BOOST IN ENROLLMENT
September 24, 1990
The official school enrollment count Thursday revealed an increase in the number of students in most area districts, which will mean a boost in state aid dollars, school superintendents reported. Dale Dennis, assistant to the commissioner for the Kansas Department of Education, said enrollment figures documented on Sept. 20 will determine the amount of state aid to Kansas public schools.
OLATHE CHEERLEADER OK
September 24, 1990
An Olathe South cheerleader suffered a strained shoulder while practicing a flip during Friday’s night game with Lawrence High at Haskell Stadium. Dede Stainbrook, a senior, was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to Nancy Keith, the school’s activities director.
S SLUMP PERPLEXES DEHOFF
September 24, 1990
Kansas University’s volleyball team won eight straight matches to open the season. Now, following Saturday night’s five-set loss at Wichita State, the Jayhawks have dropped three straight heading into Saturday’s home match against Oklahoma, which opens the Big Eight season.
COUNTY DISCUSSES COMPUTER BIDS
September 24, 1990
A computer bid and negotiations for a bridge improvement were covered at length today at the Douglas County Commission meeting. Despite the one hour and 20 minutes spent on the two items, neither matter was resolved. The commission deferred to Wednesday the acceptance of a bid on computer hardware, and negotiations between Douglas and Johnson counties will continue on the improvements to the Captain Creek bridge which spans the two counties.
SELECT SOCCER SQUADS RECORD WEEKEND WINS
September 24, 1990
Two Lawrence select under-16 soccer teams, the White Force and the Blue Force, remained undefeated over the weekend. On Saturday in Olathe, the White Force blanked Johnson County, 1-0. And on Sunday at the YSI Fields, the Blue Force rolled past Iola, 7-1.
INCOMPLETE DRUG PROGRAM
September 24, 1990
Many Lawrence business owners and managers recently received a mailing from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce asking them to participate in the “Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse” program. In the letter, Chamber chairman, John Lungstrum notes that the city is applying for a grant offered through a federal program entitled, “The Community Partnership Program.” The program’s guidelines stress “the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention considers it essential that multiple/key segments of the community affected by drug use and alcohol abuse be involved in the development and implementation of programs to prevent drug use and alcohol abuse within communities, especially among its youth. This effort recognizes the need for involvement of families and coordination among public agencies, health, law enforcement, education, housing, voluntary, the business community and other relevant community-based organizations using a system-wide approach.”
FARR STARS AS STARTER
September 24, 1990
Steve Farr thinks he made a case Sunday afternoon for joining the Kansas City Royals’ starting rotation. “That’s up to them,” Farr said. “I’d like to get in 55 or 60 games a year. But I think I can start.”
JAPANESE WANT MORE VISITORS FROM LAWRENCE
September 24, 1990
A local delegation is winding down its visit to Lawrence’s newest sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan, with officials from both cities pledging to strengthen ties. “Everywhere we go, the people here are wanting to know when more people from Lawrence are going to come to visit them,” Lawrence Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith said in a telephone interview this morning from Japan.
DAVID E. ROOD
September 24, 1990
Services for David E. Rood, 49, Santa Barbara, are pending at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Home, Santa Barbara. Mr. Rood, a former Lawrence resident, died Saturday at his home.
LAWRENCE YOUTH GETS A REAL KICK FROM SOCCER TEAM
September 24, 1990
Chad Glover’s success didn’t stem from hands-on experience. In fact, the youngster worked hard to keep his hands out of the way as he helped lead the Udinese-Pritchard ‘80s soccer team to a national win. Chad, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Quail Run School, has been playing soccer since he was 5. For the last three years, his skills have qualified him for the premier team made up of children in the greater Kansas City area.
JOEL G. FRITZEL
September 24, 1990
Services for Joel G. Fritzel, 70, Weston, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vaughn Chapel here with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Fritzel died Sunday at a Leavenworth hospital.
DEVELOPMENT
September 24, 1990
Its classroom may be small, but Brookcreek Learning Center has played a large part in the educational development of many Lawrence and Douglas County children. Brookcreek offers an early intervention program for preschool-aged children from low-income families. The center, one of 26 United Way of Douglas County agencies, is allocated $14,172 from this year’s fund drive. The United Way funds are used for operating expenses and salaries.
CHURCH HONORS ORGANIST OF 50 YEARS
September 24, 1990
The congregration and choir at First Presbyterian Church have sung a countless number of hymns in the past 50 years. And through most of that half-decade, one person has been helping make their praises more melodious. It was in September 1940 that Winifred “Winnie” Gallup became the organist for the church. And except for a few years in the 1940s when her husband’s military travels took her away from Lawrence, she has been on the keys.
NOT FOR ROYALS DID MONEY TALK
September 24, 1990
A couple of days ago I was rummaging around and came across the Royals’ opening-day roster listed in order of salary, highest to lowest. Now that the Royals have suffered through perhaps the most disappointing season in their relatively short history, this is an appropriate time to take an accounting.
LETA M. ECKMAN
September 24, 1990
Services for Leta Mae Eckman, 64, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Vinland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson officiating. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery. Mrs. Eckman died Sunday at her home following a long illness.
BAKER TO RETURN FOR MURDER TRIAL
September 24, 1990
A man accused of murdering two elderly Topeka residents late last year in Douglas County is scheduled to be returned here Thursday to stand trial on murder charges, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory said today. Flory said local sheriff’s officers have arranged to pick up the man, Tyrone Baker, 20, Thursday from Kansas Department of Corrections officials.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 24, 1990
DISMISSALS Sonya Manes-Turner and baby boy, Lawrence; Servet Buyuktimkin, Lawrence; Gail Bossenga and baby boy, Lawrence; Rhonda Gibbs and baby girl, Lawrence.
KU CONSIDERS PLAN TO COUNTER SALARY OFFERS
September 24, 1990
Realization that a growing number of Kansas University faculty are being recruited by other schools prompted the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to draft rules that limit counter offers. No guidelines are in place to assist the college in making decisions about countering salary offers from competing institutions. The rules are in draft form and have been circulated to department chairs.