Archive for Friday, September 28, 1990

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BALDWIN SCHOOL CHIEF TO RETIRE
September 28, 1990
After 34 years in education, Baldwin Supt. Bert Hitchcock announced his retirement this week, effective June 30, 1991. “I’m approaching that time of my career when I decided to make that decision,” he said this morning.
VOLUNTEERS TO AID LECOMPTON FAMILY
September 28, 1990
The Lecompton United Methodist Church has scheduled a work day and soup and chili supper for next weekend to benefit a family that has suffered a recent streak of bad luck. The Rev. Don Flanner said volunteers will spend Oct. 6 restoring the home of Sam and Lauri Smith, which was gutted by fire in June. The work will include installing closet rods, shelves, bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances, painting and wallpapering the interior and scraping and painting the house’s exterior.
STORE ROBBED BY ARMED MAN
September 28, 1990
A well-dressed man armed with a pistol took an unknown amount of cash from a south Lawrence liquor store Thursday night, Lawrence police reported today. Officers were called about 10:10 p.m. to Horine Retail Liquor, 2420 Iowa, by a clerk who said he had been robbed.
VOTER REGISTRATION SITES SET
September 28, 1990
Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes is doing her bit to ensure that prospective voters in Lawrence have a chance to register in time for the November general election. Mrs. Jaimes said voter registration will be taken at several sites in the city between now and Oct. 21, the last day to register for the Nov. 6 election.
LUCILLE EUDALY
September 28, 1990
Services for Lucille Eudaly, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Dennis Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Eudaly died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S HAMERS RANKED NINTH
September 28, 1990
Eveline Hamers has achieved the highest national tennis ranking ever for a Kansas singles player. Hamers, a two-time All-American from Meerssen, Holland, who reached the semifinals at last year’s NCAA championships, is ranked No. 9 in the preseason women’s Volvo Collegiate rankings.
HEALTH PROGRAM FUNDING SOUGHT
September 28, 1990
An initial review of funding applications for part of a $10,000 grant awarded the Douglas County Coalition of Community Health Concerns has been completed, and several individuals and groups have been invited to submit final applications. A total of 14 applications for the Wesley Foundation grant providing low-income people with seed money for self-help projects were reviewed both by the coalition and the foundation, said Adrienne Paine, a member of the coalition and a graduate student in the Kansas University department of human development and family life.
MURDER SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT
September 28, 1990
A man who is accused of killing two elderly Topekans in Douglas County and dumping the body of another elderly woman in the county made a brief first appearance Thursday in Douglas County District Court. A preliminary hearing also has been scheduled for next Thursday for Tyrone Baker, 20, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other felony charges, including aggravated kidnapping.
LIBRARY AUTHORS ITS 18TH BOOK SALE
September 28, 1990
Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are gearing up for what will be their biggest book sale ever next week. “There’s more books than I’ve ever seen,” said Mary Schweppe, Friends of the Library president.
LONE TENNIS WIN
September 28, 1990
Brynn Edmonds is a good tennis player … but not in the dark. Edmonds, a Lawrence High senior, never played a tiebreaker quite like one Thursday night in the Lions’ invitational tournament.
SHERIFF FILES ANSWER IN LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY COUNTY JAIL INMATES
September 28, 1990
The Jefferson County Sheriff has filed a response to two lawsuits alleging unsanitary and poor living conditions at the county jail. Sheriff Roy Dunnaway said this week that Mike Hayes, county attorney, has completed the paperwork and filed the response with the U.S. District Court in Topeka. Hayes refused to comment.
GROUP SEEKS PANEL ON ANTI-GAY BIAS
September 28, 1990
A Kansas University governance group recommended Thursday that Chancellor Gene Budig appoint a special committee to deal with the issue of discrimination against homosexuals in ROTC programs. University Council, a group of students and faculty, agreed on a voice vote to request that a “Chancellors Committee” be formed and that it report to the council at least once each semester on its efforts.
LIONS OUTLAST RIVAL MANHATTAN AGAIN
September 28, 1990
In high school volleyball, it doesn’t get much better than Lawrence High versus Manhattan. “It’s quite a rivalry,” Lion coach Joan Wells said after LHS stopped Manhattan for the second time in as many weeks, 15-4, 5-15, 15-9 at Lawrence High’s quadrangular Thursday night at the LHS gym.
ELDRIDGE HOTEL FEATURED IN ARTICLE
September 28, 1990
Lawrence’s historic Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., is featured in the October issue of “Midwest Living” magazine as one of three “grand hideaway hotels.” The article spells out the building’s history, saying, “You’d never guess what turbulent times the stately Eldridge Hotel has seen. Its roots reach back to the eve of the Civil War, when bitterly feuding pro- and anti-slavery forces threatened to rip `Bloody Kansas’ asunder.”
SCHOOL BOARD CHIEF DEFENDS BOUNDARIES
September 28, 1990
Lawrence School Board President Maggie Carttar says she wants to dispel any confusion about the boundary lines for the proposed new high school. Carttar, in an interview Thursday, reiterated that 15th Street will provide the basic dividing line in determining who would attend Lawrence High School and who would attend the proposed second high school.
BALDWIN RENEWS HEALTH INSURANCE
September 28, 1990
The Baldwin City Council held a special meeting Thursday to continue discussions on 1990-91 health insurance policies for city employees. City Manager Rick Shain said council members renewed the present policy through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. About 54 city employees are included on the plan, although the number varies, he said. The plan has a monthly premium of $152 for a single person and higher rates for families.
HASKELL FURLOUGHS
September 28, 1990
Bob Martin, president of Haskell Indian Junior College, received a memo Thursday from the assistant secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs assuring Martin that he should not have to place employees on unpaid furlough for the first weeks of the new fiscal year. If a deficit reduction package is not reached in Congress by Monday, when the federal government’s new fiscal year begins, automatic spending cuts would go into effect which would affect most federal programs.
BAKER, GRACELAND TANGLE SATURDAY
September 28, 1990
Baker football player prepared this week for their homecoming game against Graceland on a practice field in the Charlie Richard Outdoor Sports Complex. At least that’s how the area will be known after it’s dedicated Saturday.
COUNTY TO PREPARE FOR STATE MEETING
September 28, 1990
The Douglas County Commission will continue its preparation for the November meeting of the Kansas Association of Counties during Monday’s meeting. The commission meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
A QUESTIONABLE POSITION
September 28, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: In reference to the article, “Candidates spar over positions on roads,” on page 3 of the Sept. 19 edition, I was surprised to see the wind can change directions in the span of only five paragraphs.
SPEAKERS SEE EDUCATION AS VITAL TO FUTURE OF NATIVE AMERICANS
September 28, 1990
Native Americans across the nation today are celebrating American Indian Day, honoring their rich heritage while struggling to preserve a traditional culture in a contemporary society. Haskell Indian Junior College’s own recognition of American Indian Day kicked off Thursday evening with a forum that emphasized the role that education would play in the future of Native Americans.
MALL OWNERS ASK FOR MORE SIGNS
September 28, 1990
Riverfront Plaza officials are seeking permission to place directional signs at two city locations so out-of-towners can more easily find the factory outlet mall. The request, which will be heard by the Lawrence City Commission at its meeting Tuesday, reignites a battle that was waged several months ago. The commission meets at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor meeting room at city hall.
THREE TO RECEIVE KU ALUMNI AWARD
September 28, 1990
Three Kansans will be honored Oct. 19 as recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, Kansas University Alumni Association’s highest honor for service to KU. Robert F. Bennett of Overland Park, John C. Dicus of Topeka, and Robert A. Long of Leawood will be recognized at a dinner at the Adams Alumni Center.
NATURAL GAS LINE LEAK BLOCKS TRAFFIC
September 28, 1990
Workers for a Southwestern Bell subcontractor struck a natural gas line Thursday evening, causing a leak that forced firefighters to block traffic for 45 minutes near 19th and Kentucky streets. Firefighters were called at 5:03 p.m. to the scene of the accident, where a 1 -inch line was punctured by workers from Underground Systems of Topeka.
T FUND MARGIN, WINTER SAYS
September 28, 1990
More than an increase in the state tax on cigarettes will be needed next year to properly finance education, Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, said Thursday. “We will no doubt have to look to other sources of revenue income taxes and broadening the sales tax base,” he told a governance group at Kansas University.
CORRECTION
September 28, 1990
Because of a reporter’s error, the director of the Lawrence High School Marching Band was incorrectly identified in Thursday’s Journal-World. Jay Smith directs the band.
FUND-RAISING TO START SOON FOR MEMORIAL
September 28, 1990
Almost four decades after the Korean War ended, a memorial honoring Kansas University students who fought in the conflict is being planned for campus. The KU project would produce the first free-standing Korean War memorial at a state university, said Tom Berger, assistant director of affirmative action.
ABILENE TRIP HELPS BIOGRAPHER OF IKE
September 28, 1990
The wisdom of Dwight Eisenhower is not fully appreciated by the public, claims a noted historian who has authored several books about the 34th president. Stephen E. Ambrose, who will give the keynote address next week during the “Ike’s America” conference at Kansas University, said that historians continue to recognize how smart Eisenhower was, even with the inevitable revisionist thinking about the Abilene native.
INTERPRETING ROTC VOTE
September 28, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: The editorial “ROTC vote was right” evoked mixed feelings. I voted with the majority because I felt that denying credit to ROTC students was inappropriate. Students cannot be held responsible and should not be punished for Defense Department policies which are imposed on all campus ROTC programs. However, discrimination against homosexuals is clearly a violation of university regulations and cannot be condoned. The university administration, faculty and students must continue to work in productive ways to eliminate discriminatory practices and to remove all vestiges of hostility to all groups on campus.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 28, 1990
DISMISSALS Kristine Allan and baby girl, Pomona.
OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL NEEDS NO PITY
September 28, 1990
That darned old NCAA. Tore the heart right out of Oklahoma’s football program when it placed the Sooners on probation with sanctions more than a year ago. “It’s really killed ‘em,” Kansas coach Glen Mason said, his voice dripping sarcasm. “It’s knocked ‘em dead.”
ABEU WAS NEWS DESPITE NO NEWS
September 28, 1990
The Dallas Morning News sent a sports writer to cover it. So did The Daily Oklahoman and the Omaha World-Herald. Even The National, the rookie national sports newspaper, had a reporter at the KCI Marriott that day. And, of course, the usual throng of Kansas City electronic and print media-types flittered around the hallways of the motel.
DESOTO SINKS TEETH INTO ANIMAL CONTROL
September 28, 1990
The DeSoto City Council on Thursday night adopted an ordinance regarding dangerous animals, city clerk JoAnn Dinger said this morning. “We already have a pit bull ordinance and a leash law, but we’ve had some problems with the same animal biting people and the council decided to add a section,” she said.