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PHONE FIRM CONNECTS TO LAWRENCE
April 14, 1991
For the last few years, Lawrence businesses have had to let their fingers do the walking in order to line up telephone service. That is, most Lawrence businesses have had to deal with out-of-town “teleconnect” companies that do business here mainly through a 1-800 toll-free telephone number.
LEGISLATURE ENDS REGULAR SESSION
April 14, 1991
The 1991 Kansas Legislature adjourned the regular 90-day session early today, after deciding to delay decisions on property tax relief, tax increases and education funding until its wrapup session later this month. The Senate adjourned at 12:32 a.m. and the House at 12:41 a.m.
TIMELY RETIREMENT
April 14, 1991
To the Editor: As Calder Pickett suggested in his column on April 8, it may be just as well that we retired three years ago. He assumes that “20-year-olds” (all? some?) don’t know the difference between the Civil War and World War II, the Senate and the House of Representatives, Margaret Fuller and Margaret Thatcher.” He questions the right of student senators to a voice on the content of the Western Civilization curriculum. They have only a voice; the predominantly white male faculty decide.
SWIMMING, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
April 14, 1991
High School Results MO-KAN INVITATIONAL Saturday at Blue Springs, Mo.
SWIMMING, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
April 14, 1991
Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. MEN Team scores: Nebraska 220 , Kansas State 87, Colorado State 74, Kansas 69, Minnesota 68, Missouri 55 . Kansas Results
FIRE REVIVES NATIVE GRASSES
April 14, 1991
Swirling southwest winds buffeted the trees surrounding a field of fledgling prairie grasses near Eudora one morning last week, but moisture hung heavy in the air. Dennis Brinkman, Soil Conservation Service agronomist from Topeka, decided the high humidity counterbalanced the winds enough to go ahead with a prescribed burn of the 20 acres.
POLICY WORTH KEEPING
April 14, 1991
A Lawrence school board policy restricting the number of times elementary students can be moved from school to school is a good standard that the board should continue to follow, no matter how difficult it becomes to balance enrollments at local schools. The current board policy says students living in the same residence cannot be moved to a different school more than once during their elementary years without the permission of their parents. The idea is to provide young students with some continuity that can be important to their academic and social development.
KU SOFTBALL STOPS OUANTELOPES
April 14, 1991
Christy Arterburn went four-for-six as Kansas claimed two college softball shutout victories Saturday at Jayhawk Field. KU defeated Big Eight foe Oklahoma, 3-0, behind pitcher Stephani Williams’ two-hitter. The Jayhawks also defeated Kearney State, 8-0, in a run rule-shortened five innings behind Shelly Sack’s two-hitter.
LAWRENCE GIRLS WIN MO-KAN INVITATIONAL
April 14, 1991
Lawrence High girls swim Pat Grzenda wasn’t surprised that the Lions won the Mo-Kan Invitational here Saturday. She was, however, surprised by the margin of victory. The two-time defending state champion Lions tallied 443 points, while runner-up Columbia (Mo.) Hickman notched 145.
FOR THE RECORD
April 14, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
GOP PLANS STRATEGY FOR WRAP-UP SESSION
April 14, 1991
Mid-afternoon Saturday, the 90th and last day of the regular session of the 1991 Kansas Legislature, a group of eight Republican senators and representatives gathered in Sen. Wint Winter Jr.’s office to plan strategy. Winter and Rep. Sandy Praeger, the Lawrence Republicans who organized the meeting, said they were trying to put together a tax increase package for education and property tax relief that the group would campaign for when the Legislature reconvenes for the veto session April 24.
STARTING SALARY RANGES VARY AMONG FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
April 14, 1991
New Kansas University graduates can expect to find a wide range of starting salaries in this year’s tighter job market. Various university placement centers and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services provided the following sampling of average starting salaries. Some schools have not yet compiled starting salary figures.
LEGISLATORS STILL SEE HOPE FOR FINANCING
April 14, 1991
Going into the 1991 session of the Kansas Legislature in January, lawmakers representing Douglas County listed property tax relief and adequate funding for state programs, especially public education and universities, as their top priorites. They also said that because of the severe shortages in state revenues, they would have a difficult time getting these priorities met.
EULAH A. DARCY
April 14, 1991
Funeral services for Eulah Anderson Darcy, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Funeral Chapel in Overland Park. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mrs. Darcy died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born July 26, 1908, in Linwood.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 14, 1991
DISMISSALS Billy Wayne Wimble, Eudora; Deborah L. Green and baby boy, Lawrence; Rena Sue Taylor, Lawrence.
KANSAS TENNIS TEAMS CLAIM WINS OVER ISU
April 14, 1991
Kansas University’s men’s tennis team, ranked No. 15 in the country, defeated Iowa State here Saturday, 7-2. Similarly, Kansas women’s team defeated the Cyclones, 8-1.
TENNIS, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
April 14, 1991
College Results Saturday in Ames, Iowa KANSAS MEN 7, IOWA STATE MEN 2 Singles
GROUP PLANS INPUT INTO HORIZON 2020
April 14, 1991
The Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods met Saturday to discuss and outline a “blueprint” of concerns to share with the city about Horizon 2020, the city’s new long-term planning document. On Monday, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission and city staff unveiled a three-year guideline for transitioning from the soon-to-expire Plan ‘95 to Horizon 2020.
TIGHTER JOB MARKET AWAITS KU GRADS
April 14, 1991
Bruce Atkinson, a third-year graduate student at Kansas University, isn’t worried that he won’t be able to find a job when it’s time to leave campus. He’s a scientist.
IN LOCAL SALON
April 14, 1991
And on the 90th day, the governor got her hair done. As lawmakers spent Saturday, the 90th and final day of the 1991 session, trying to settle legislative business in Topeka, Gov. Joan Finney was in Lawrence getting a permanent.
CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FIND HOPE, SUPPORT IN LOCAL GROUP
April 14, 1991
When Betty Landreth was diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, she didn’t know where to turn for emotional support. “I didn’t know who I could call or who I could talk to about my experience,” she said. “I know what it’s like to feel that and it’s not very helpful.”
FROM MUSIC TO ART WITH GREEN
April 14, 1991
When Miriam Stewart Green was in high school, an art teacher told her she should pursue singing as a career. Green did, and did not, listen to that. She did go on to appear in opera and musical theater, including the 1940s Broadway production of “Song of Norway” and an appearance with Merv Griffin. She then taught voice at Kansas University, from which she has since retired.
KANSAS FRESHMEN WIN FOUR EVENTS AT NU MEET
April 14, 1991
Kansas’ men’s placed fourth and the women third at Saturday’s Nebraska Invitational. The strength of KU’s freshman class was apparent as four of the Jayhawks’ five individual event wins came from that group.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
April 14, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if Kansas State basketball signee Vincent Jackson, like that other Vincent Jackson, goes by the nickname Bo… Four of the five high school basketball players who signed with Kansas were named players of the year in their state by USA Today Greg Gurley (Kansas), Greg Ostertag (Texas), Calvin Rayford (Wisconsin) and Ben Davis (Virginia). Michigan-bound Juwan Howard was chosen over KU signee Sean Pearson, and others, in Illinois…
PROGRAM TO MAP STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
April 14, 1991
Any vacationer starting a road trip is likely to fill the car’s gas tank, make sure the radiator has plenty of water and check the tires. However, those prudent measures could be for nought if the traveler didn’t also establish a destination and use a road map to reach it.
FROM RUSSIA
April 14, 1991
Elena Kreindlina stands outside Murphy Hall smoking a Camel and chatting with members of her cast and crew for “Cinzano” and “Smirnova’s Birthday,” two plays she’s directing at the Inge Theatre. Far away from the troubles of her Moscow home, the Kansas University exchange student shows an easy rapport with her U.S. students as she hugs and kids them.
MEZZOSTORYTELLER
April 14, 1991
To some, hearing Frederica von Stade sing or seeing Spaulding Gray run through the avant-garde epic of his life is an education in itself. But the organizers of the Kansas University Concert, Chamber Music and New Directions series won’t stop there. They want the arts to reach out and touch people, even if their subscribers don’t know a lot about the performance to begin with.
REAL ART FOR REAL PEOPLE
April 14, 1991
If you want level-headed sculpture, talk to Jim Brothers. Brothers thinks of level-headed art as representational, something people won’t mind seeing or buying. Sure some of it can be expressionistic and expertly crafted. But most of all it needs to be something people can understand, appreciate and even like.
ROOKIE CATCHER RAPS THREE HITS FOR ROYALS
April 14, 1991
Rookie catcher Brent Mayne was three-for-three with a double, two runs and two RBI when he was lifted in favor of Mike MacFarlane on Saturday. “That’s part of the game,” Mayne said matter-of-factly. “I would give all the hits back to get the wins, that’s for sure.”
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE TAKES HER CONCERNS TO LEGISLATURE
April 14, 1991
Joyce Wolf says environmental issues are much broader than most people realize. “Long-term policies are important, and it’s important for the leaders in government to understand that what they do today can have broad implications,” said Wolf, a member of the Kansas Audubon Council and an eight-year Lawrence resident.
KU STICKS TO GROUND IN SPRING GAME
April 14, 1991
Air Mason it wasn’t. Passing was at a non-premium as the Whites overtook the Blues, 20-19, in the Kansas spring football game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
WILLIAMS ENJOYING TOURNEY
April 14, 1991
Think Roy Williams has been basking in the joy of Kansas’ runnerup finish at the NCAA Tournament? Think he’s been teeing it up on the golf course every day since the Jayhawks’ seven-point loss to Duke on April 1 in Indianapolis?
LEAD
April 14, 1991
Steve Farr, the Kansas City Royals’ pitcher of the year in 1990, was the unofficial reliever of the day Saturday at Royals Stadium. Acquired in the off-season as a free agent by the New York Yankees, Farr threw 2 innings of shutout relief as the Yanks hung on for a 9-8 win.
ABWA TO PRESENT HONOR
April 14, 1991
Betty Markley has been elected “Woman of the Year” by the local Twilight chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. She is to be honored at the group’s annual Business Associate Night, which will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
SCHOOL-FUNDING FORMULA BILL SIGNED BY FINNEY
April 14, 1991
Gov. Joan Finney signed into law Saturday night the bill under which more than a half-billion dollars of state aid will be distributed to Kansas’ 304 local school districts in the 1991-92 school year. Mrs. Finney signed the bill despite a previous threat to veto it if the Legislature did not accompany it with a funding package that would provide money to hold down school property taxes.
DESPITE FAILURES, SOME BILLS PASSED
April 14, 1991
What got passed during the regular 1991 session of the Kansas Legislature? Not much. The session closed Saturday night, giving lawmakers next week off from long debates and committee meetings. However, their work is far from done.