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NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS
April 24, 1991
To the Editor: The “pocket” area east of Monterey Way to Randall Road and between Highway 40 and Harvard Road has been selected as one of several areas to be moved to another school assignment under a proposal by the USD 497 school board committee. We wish to strongly protest this proposal that would relocate our neighborhood children for the upcoming academic year.
AWARDS HONOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUTSTANDING KU WOMEN
April 24, 1991
Women honored at Kansas University on Tuesday evening ranged from a former U.S. treasurer to a point guard for the women’s basketball team. The Commission on the Status of Women inducted six women into KU’s Women’s Hall of Fame and honored dozens of women students, faculty and staff members during the annual Women’s Recognition Program at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
S SWARTZ INKS LETTER TO RUN WITH KU
April 24, 1991
Melissa Swartz, the defending high school state champion in the 800 meters, has signed a national letter of intent to run for Kansas, coach Gary Schwartz announced Tuesday. Swartz, a senior at Shawnee Mission West, won the 800 and anchored SM West’s winning mile relay, two-mile relay and distance medley relay teams last weekend at the Kansas Relays.
HUTHOEFER SEVENTH IN HEPTATHLON
April 24, 1991
Kansas senior Kim Huthoefer scored 2,807 points Tuesday, good for seventh at the halfway point of the Drake Relays heptathlon. Nebraska Wesleyan’s Kim Oden led with 3,099 points after four of the seven events. Illinois State’s Sabrina Chamberlain was right behind with 3,094.
WAYNE KAMPSCHROEDER
April 24, 1991
Memorial services for Wayne Kampschroeder, 32, Fort Worth, Tex., were to be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Steven’s Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. He was cremated. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Worth.
TONGANOXIE SCHOOLS HIRE ARCHITECTS
April 24, 1991
Horst, Terril and Karst Architects, a Topeka firm, was selected this week by the Tonganoxie School Board to design a master plan for dealing with overcrowding problems in the district’s schools. Jacki Himpel, district communications specialist, said the firm most likely will focus on the space crunch at the elementary school.
FRANK X. BECKER
April 24, 1991
A mass of Christian burial for Frank X. Becker, 83, Emporia, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia, with the Rev. Fridolin Voegle officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Becker died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on July 3, 1907, in Brilon, Germany.
LIDA V. GREENWOOD
April 24, 1991
Services for Lida Viola Greenwood, 84, Carlton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carlton Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Everett Mitchell and Marcy Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Carlton. Mrs. Greenwood died Tuesday at an Enterprise nursing home. She was born Sept. 28, 1906, near Carlton and attended schools in that area.
JOHNNY B. EZELL
April 24, 1991
Services for Johnny B. Ezell, 58, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Sidney Cemetery near Linwood. Mr. Ezell died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack.
WANT TO APPEAL YOUR VALUATION?
April 24, 1991
Douglas County residents have until 5 p.m. Friday to appeal change of value notices on their property. The county appraiser’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
LAWRENCE HIGH THIRD AT NET MEET
April 24, 1991
Lawrence High employed a slightly different lineup Tuesday at a Shawnee Heights tennis quadrangular, and it paid with a pair of No. 2 doubles victories. “We put the sophomores in at two doubles to see what they could do,” LHS coach Dick Wedel said, referring to Grant Martin and Josh Breithaupt, “and they won two out of three. That’s pretty good.”
MURDER TRIAL IS BACK ON TRACK AFTER RULING
April 24, 1991
The Kansas Supreme Court today denied a motion to dismiss Douglas County charges against a man accused of killing two elderly Topekans near Lecompton in 1989. Justices denied a motion for habeus corpus filed in March by the attorney for the man, Tyrone L. Baker, 21, of Topeka.
KANSAS CLIPS SW MISSOURI
April 24, 1991
Stephani Williams pitched a one-hit shutout in the opener and Camille Spitaleri slammed two triples in the nightcap as Kansas swept Southwest Missouri State in a college softbill twinbill, 2-0 and 11-1, here Tuesday. Williams, a freshman, improved her record to 15-7. Sophomore Shelly Sack allowed just three hits in KU’s second-game win.
STUDY
April 24, 1991
Rain falling over Kansas and other farm states contains traces of herbicides that may cause long-term damage to plants, preliminary results of a government study say. The rain is not harmful to animals or humans, said Donald Goolsby of Denver, one of four U.S. Geological Survey scientists conducting the 18-month study of herbicides in rainwater.
4-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN BALDWIN FARM POND
April 24, 1991
A 4-year-old rural Baldwin boy drowned Tuesday evening in a farm pond about two miles west of Baldwin, and the boy’s father remained hospitalized today with heart problems he suffered after finding his son lying unconscious in the water. Robert Melvin Freeman Jr., 4, Rt. 3, Baldwin, was pronounced dead at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, the time he arrived at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in a Douglas County ambulance.
COMMISSION BRIEFED ON POLICE SHOOTING
April 24, 1991
City officials are getting regular briefings on Sunday’s police shooting of a Lawrence as a way to share the emotional toll of the tragic event, city commissioners said today. “The commission wants to do that whenever it can,” Mayor Bob Walters said.
NO. 3-RANKED WSU POUNDS KU, 15-6
April 24, 1991
Kansas jumped to a 6-0 lead, but Wichita State responded with 13 runs over two innings as the No. 3-ranked Shockers claimed a 15-6 college baseball victory over KU at Eck Stadium here Tuesday. The victory snapped Kansas’ two-game winning streak in Wichita and gave the Shockers, 41-10, their 14th victory in the last 18 games against the Jayhawks.
INVESTIGATION BEGINS FOLLOWING AUTOPSY
April 24, 1991
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the death of 15 -month-old Clinton Michael Thompson after receiving autopsy results that indicate foul play may have been involved. Clinton, the son of Susan Thompson, of Liberty, Mo., died Saturday morning at a home in northern Leavenworth County.
S OFFICE GETS INTERIM CHIEF
April 24, 1991
An interim administrator has been named in the Douglas County appraiser’s office, a county official announced today. Sharon Dominik, who has worked in the office for four years, has been appointed as interim appraisal coordinator for the department. The announcement was made by County Administrator Chris McKenzie.
UNITED WAY GETS FUNDING PROCESS UNDER WAY
April 24, 1991
The arduous process of deciding how much money should be allocated to each of the 29 agencies funded by the United Way of Douglas County began this week with agency tours and presentations. “This is just the start. Just wait until we get down to the end of the process,” said Camille Dalager, coordinator of finance and allocations for the United Way.
CROWTHER RESIGNS AS KPERS DIRECTOR AMID INVESTIGATION
April 24, 1991
Marshall Crowther, executive secretary of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System for nearly 10 years, has resigned amid the burgeoning investigation into investment policies of the state’s public pension program. Crowther, whose retention as director of KPERS was publicly questioned recently by Gov. Joan Finney, sent a letter on Tuesday to Thomas Hamill, chairman of the KPERS Board of Trustees. Crowther, a Lawrence resident, issued a news release shortly before the close of state offices.
BAKER ART PROFESSOR THRIVES ON CREATIVITY
April 24, 1991
Surrounded by various art projects ranging from award-winning ceramic pieces to shoes made by her students out of masking tape, Inge Balch chatted on the phone with a student concerned about an assignment. “You think it’ll be stupid,” she said. “Do it anyway and bring it in. We’ll see if it’s stupid.”
JOB
April 24, 1991
The city will pay to keep on staff a housing specialist to help eliminate housing discrimination in Lawrence, the city commission decided Tuesday. Special financing to pay the half-time salary of the human relations specialist for housing in the city’s human relations department gained the unanimous support of the commission after members heard from the chairman of the city’s Human Relations Commission, the head of the human relations department and representatives of local social service agencies.
PRECEDENT STANDS AGAINST KC PICK
April 24, 1991
So the Chiefs have made a running back their No. 1 selection in the National Football League draft. Uh, oh.
RAIN OR SHINE, KU GRADS WILL HAVE CEREMONY
April 24, 1991
Rain or shine, Kansas University’s 1991 graduates will get a commencement ceremony. After getting complaints about plans to cancel commencement if foul weather meant the ceremonies couldn’t be held in Memorial Stadium, a new strategy was devised and has been approved by Chancellor Gene Budig.
LMH BOARD APPROVES CONTRACT FOR VENTILATION SYSTEM REPAIR
April 24, 1991
After rejecting a substitute motion that would have awarded a major ventilation system repair contract to a local company, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees voted unanimously to give the contract to the low bidder. In a special meeting Wednesday, LMH awarded the $818,847 contract for ventilation, heating and air conditioning improvements at LMH to Young’s Inc., Topeka. Young’s sealed bid came in below the bids of two Lawrence companies, Chaney Inc., $826,848, and Huxtable & Associates, $849,700.
BERT NASH CENTER RECEIVES $100,000
April 24, 1991
Longtime Lawrence residents Charles and Tensie Oldfather have donated $100,000 to the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s Building Independence fund drive. The donation is the largest the center ever has received, and perhaps the largest ever given by any Kansans in support of community mental health programs, Bert Nash officials said.
ROLE
April 24, 1991
The executive secretary of the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System, Marshall Crowther, Lawrence, shouldn’t be made a scapegoat for financial problems in the system, a KPERS trustee said today. Neva Entrikin, Lawrence, a Kansas University employee and the only state classified worker on the KPERS board of trustees, said Crowther told her privately he resigned to take heat off the board.
April 24, 1991
Mark Hansen, a senior at Kansas University, took the “Moby Dick” plunge today. Hansen, an English and film major from Prairie Village, was one of about 80 people involved in a marathon out-loud reading of Herman Melville’s novel that began at 8 a.m. today on “Wescoe Beach,” the concrete area in front of Wescoe Hall.
FOR THE RECORD
April 24, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CITY VOTES TO ALTER KASOLD SPEED LIMIT
April 24, 1991
The third time was a charm for the city commission in deciding what the speed limit should be along a stretch of Kasold. At their meeting Tuesday, commissioners voted 3-1 to set 35 mph as the speed limit on Kasold between 15th and Harvard, putting to rest a question that had bounced like a hot potato for months between the city commission, city staff and the Traffic Safety Commission.
LAWRENCE HIGH SWEEPS RAIDERS
April 24, 1991
Sandra Walker used her entire 13-person roster during Lawrence High’s 3-2, 16-3 softball doubleheader sweep of Shawnee Mission South Tuesday at Holcom Complex. “All 13 reached base. Everybody contributed with a hit, bunt, base on balls or hit by pitch,” said Walker, the Lions’ first-year coach. “That’s the first time that’s happened this year. When everybody contributes, it makes the whole team feel good.”
FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORS PAPER CARRIER
April 24, 1991
Zac Huston, a Journal-World paper carrier whose quick action after spotting a fire on his route was credited with saving a house, was honored at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lawrence City Commission. The Lawrence Fire Department gave Huston a certificate of appreciation “for his willingness to get involved, his calm and his composure,” said Battalion Chief Daniel Morrow as he presented the award.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 24, 1991
DISMISSALS Delores Campus, Lawrence; Katherine Mehl and baby boy, Lawrence; Catherine Garrett and baby boy, Lawrence.
LHS PARKING FEES FUND LANDSCAPING
April 24, 1991
A 1988 Lawrence High School parking lot expansion didn’t do much for the aesthetic quality of the school’s surroundings, so it seemed only appropriate to use student parking fees for beautifying the school campus, says a Lawrence school board member. “If you take away from the environment, you give back to the environment. That was our philosophy,” said Mary Lou Wright, who along with LHS Division Principal Max Rife administers an LHS landscaping program financed by student parking fees.
D
April 24, 1991
A Senate committee today approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, that would establish community-based teen-age pregnancy prevention programs. Moments later, the Senate Judiciary Committee killed a similar bill sponsored by Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence. Winter, committee chair, asked the panel to eliminate his bill.