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FOR THE RECORD
April 25, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
$30,000 TRUST PLEDGED TO KU
April 25, 1991
John E. “Jack” Shumway of Overland Park has established a $30,000 charitable remainder trust that ultimately will benefit students majoring in science, mathematics or engineering at Kansas University, James Muyskens, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced Thursday. “This generous gift will enable the College to attract and retain promising students in these vitally important scientific fields and thereby enhance their contribution to their communities and their nation,” Muyskens said.
MIAMI CITY BALLET CREATES SENSE OF INTIMACY WITH LOCAL AUDIENCE
April 25, 1991
ALBERTA SCHWARTZ
April 25, 1991
Services for Alberta Schwartz, 79, rural Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Willard Braker officiating. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Schwartz died today at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
FARLEY SERVICES
April 25, 1991
Inurnment services with military honors for James Theron Farley, 66, Sundre, Alberta, Canada, will be at 9 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. The ceremony will be conducted by Lawrence American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14. Mr. Farley died April 4 in Calgary, Alberta.
FIREFIGHTERS, CITY CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS
April 25, 1991
The city and its firefighters have agreed to “a significant portion” of a new work agreement, but there is still much ground to be covered before reaching final agreement on the contract, both sides said today. “I look for further agreements, perhaps even close to closure” at the next negotiating session, said Assistant City Manager Rod Bremby, who is leading the city’s negotiating team.
INDIAN COMMUNITY TO MEET IN PRIVATE
April 25, 1991
A meeting organized in the wake of the fatal shooting of a Native American man by Lawrence police will not be open to the public, an organizer said today. Charlene Johnson, executive director of the Lawrence Indian Center, said organizers “would like to keep this (meeting) within the Native American community” and want to receive input from people who have not spoken out about issues involving the minority community.
LIONS DROP SOFTBALL DH
April 25, 1991
Diane Stanwix’s hitting has been a highlight for Lawrence High’s softball team this season. “There hasn’t been a game where she hasn’t hit. She’s been consistent,” coach Sandra Walker said.
LEADERSHIP CLASS HOLDS GRADUATION
April 25, 1991
Members of the first Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development program held a graduation ceremony earlier this month. The program started last fall as a joint venture of the chambers of commerce of Tonganoxie and Basehor to nurture future community leaders. The program was designed to give students a better understanding of how local government, school districts and planning boards function, as well as ways to promote economic development.
REGENT SAYS HASKELL NEEDS NEW DORMITORY FOR STUDENTS
April 25, 1991
Haskell Indian Junior College has a severe dormitory housing shortage that is preventing students from enrolling at the Kansas school, a Senate committee was told Wednesday. “For many Native Americans nationwide, the only barrier to pursuing post-secondary education at Haskell is a shortage of on-campus housing,” said Raymond Morgan, chairman of the Board of Regents at the school in Lawrence, Kan.
INQUEST SEEKS FACTS IN FATAL SHOOTING
April 25, 1991
It will be conducted before a jury, but it’s not a trial. The Douglas County district attorney will ask questions, but there will be no defense attorney to cross-examine witnesses. And when it’s over, the jury will reach a verdict but not determine guilt or innocence. These are a few features of a coroner’s inquest, a legal proceeding that will begin Tuesday to examine Sunday’s fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Lawrence man by two Lawrence police officers.
APPEAL IN TAX-STAMP CASE BASED ON INDIAN TREATIES
April 25, 1991
A Johnson County man convicted last year of selling cigarettes without state tax stamps has appealed his case to U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., on the grounds that courts have no jurisdiction over his activities on an Indian reservation. He also is arguing that his civil rights were violated by the state’s failure to abide by an 1831 treaty with the Shawnee Indians.
UNIVERSITY SELECTS STUDENTS AS HOSTS
April 25, 1991
Thirteen Baker University students have been selected for the 1991-92 parMentor student host program, in which students act as hosts and hostesses at activities attended by fellow students, administrators and guests of the university. Events that make use of the parMentors include the annual awards banquet, trustees’ luncheons and convocations. ParMentors also lead university tours for visitors to the school. The name parMentor is a play on words, referring to the recently renovated Parmenter Hall on Baker’s campus.
S GAY FACULTY AND STAFF FORM ORGANIZATION TO DISCUSS CONCERNS
April 25, 1991
About 20 Kansas University faculty and staff members met late Wednesday afternoon to form the Lavendar Hill Mob, KU’s first gay and lesbian organization for faculty and staff. Maggie Childs, chair of the East Asian Languages and Cultures department, organized the group to unite gay and lesbian faculty and staff.
S DEBATE OF TAX BILL
April 25, 1991
Although the Kansas House of Representatives was scheduled to be in session today, Douglas County lawmakers say part of their attention will be focused across the hallway on this afternoon’s scheduled debate in the Senate chambers. The fate of programs Reps. Betty Jo Charlton and John Solbach, both D-Lawrence, and Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, have supported since before the 1991 Legislative session began may be largely determined by action in the Senate, they say.
COMMISSION OKS NEW BRIDGE TO GIVE ACCESS TO LANDOWNER
April 25, 1991
Following unanimous public comment from several Lecompton landowners, the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night ended more than two years of discussion on how to give one of the landowners access to his property. The commission determined that a box-culvert bridge on an existing roadway, township road 425E, was the best way for Vaughn Russell to gain access to the northwest corner of his property on Route 1. Russell needs access to that section of his property to build a house. But a creek that runs through his land made access impossible without a bridge or another roadway from neighboring property.
SOFTWARE SNAGS CREATE PROBLEMS IN REAPPRAISAL
April 25, 1991
Constant changes to the computer software that generates the Douglas County property reappraisal notices make it unlikely the county will have a problem-free process in the foreseeable future, a county official said. August Dettbarn, deputy county appraiser, said appraisal problems should be minimized but could not be eliminated. His remarks came in an interview in which he explained the problems the appraiser’s office has had with the software.
2 BAKER STUDENTS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS
April 25, 1991
A Lawrence High School senior and a Baldwin High School senior were awarded Baker University’s departmental scholarships. Stephanie Hamilton, of LHS, received the Departmental Scholarship for Physics. At school, Stephanie has participated in theater, choir, debate, forensics, Students Against Drunk Driving, and the French Club. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, the Alliance for Social Awareness, and Teachers for Tomorrow, and is active in her church.
KU FORWARD JAMISON MAKES STRENGTH TEAM
April 25, 1991
Kansas forward Alonzo Jamison has been named to the National Strength and Conditioning Assn.’s All-America Athletic Team. The team is made up of players who demonstrate achievement in the areas of physical strength, power and endurance development in relation to the respective sport.
3RD EAGLET SPOTTED IN NEST AT CLINTON
April 25, 1991
A third bald eaglet has been spotted in a nest at Clinton Lake, reports an employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dave Rhoades said the corps office received several reports from the public of the third eaglet on Sunday. The eaglet was spotted with its two siblings and parents by spotters at a public viewing area 300 yards across the water.
UNIVERSITY PACKING ACTIVITIES INTO FIRST ALUMNI WEEKEND
April 25, 1991
The 450 people at Kansas University’s All-University Supper will witness a video extravaganza. The video is a special production to recognize the university’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary. Donna Neuner of the KU Alumni Association said the video is called “Building on a Great Tradition.”
CALIFORNIAN KIDD NARROWS CHOICES
April 25, 1991
Sports notes… Jason Kidd, the high school basketball player pictured in Sports Illustrated a month or so ago, called a press conference this week to narrow his college choices from 14 to five.
SHOCKERS SURVIVE ERRORS
April 25, 1991
Wichita State had just claimed a 6-3 college baseball victory over Kansas on Wednesday night, and WSU coach Gene Stephenson couldn’t help but ponder a way to improve the intra-state series. “It’s tough to be playing this way,” Stephenson said. “We should be playing four games all the way through, back-to-back.”
WAR HINDSIGHT
April 25, 1991
To the Editor: Somebody should inform the Democrats in Congress that they may now leave the dog house to which the Republicans have assigned them because of their political ineptitude and ignorance in political matters, especially foriegn affairs. In fact, it is urgent that they return to the floor of Congress and approve millions and billions of dollars in aid to mitigate the plight of millions of wretched, dedraggled, fearful, hungry, starving refugees.
PLANNERS SUPPORT WAL-MART REZONING
April 25, 1991
Zoning for a new Wal-Mart store in Lawrence received support from planners Wednesday night, but not without some criticism of the firm’s past planning practices. On a 9-1 vote, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission recommended approval of a request to rezone 15 acres on the east side of Iowa Street for a new Wal-Mart.
NEW KU STUDENT LEADERS TAKE CHARGE
April 25, 1991
The outgoing president of Kansas University’s student body was praised by fellow senators Wednesday evening, and KU’s new student body president told his “staff” that they face a challenging year. During a meeting filled with farewell speeches, Mike Schreiner and Aimee Hall stepped down as student body president and vice president and welcomed their replacements, Darren Fulcher and Alan Lowden, who were elected earlier this month.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 25, 1991
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Falk, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
18-YEAR-OLD STABBED IN FIGHT AT TAVERN
April 25, 1991
An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and legs early this morning during a fight at a North Lawrence tavern, Lawrence police reported today. Officers were called at 2:34 a.m. today to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where the teen-ager had been taken in a private vehicle for treatment.
SCHOOL PANEL SETS PROJECTED GROWTH
April 25, 1991
Whatever building proposal a Lawrence school commission might make for handling secondary enrollment growth, it will be made with the expectation that between 2,300 and 2,600 students will be in grades 10-12 in the 1997-98 school year. The Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education on Wednesday wrapped up discussions on local growth by agreeing on a set of enrollment projections. The vote was 17-2 to adopt the figures, but commissioners did not reach a consensus until after considerable discussion.
APPRAISAL AUDIT TO BEGIN IN MAY
April 25, 1991
An external audit of the Douglas County appraiser’s office should begin in a week-and-a-half, the county commission was told Wednesday night. County Administrator Chris McKenzie said the Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue will begin the audit in early May. The audit should take from two to four months, he said.
CHARLTON BARGAINING FOR NEW REVENUES
April 25, 1991
Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, R-Lawrence, hopes a Kansas Supreme Court ruling last year, which removed stored natural gas from county tax rolls, can be used as a bargaining chip to get the Kansas Senate to provide funding for public schools, universities, and other state programs. Sen. Fred Kerr, R-Pratt, would be on the receiving end of Charlton’s deal.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN CRITICIZED
April 25, 1991
A comprehensive county development plan is drawing criticism from some Eudora and rural Douglas County residents, who said they did not want to see rapid urban growth in rural areas of the county. “A Call to Planning Action for the ‘90s,” a plan developed over the last two years by an ad hoc planning committee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, was discussed during a public hearing Wednesday night at the planning commission’s meeting.
CECELIA GANTENBEIN
April 25, 1991
Services for Cecelia M. Gantenbein, 78, Hope, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Basel United Church of Christ with the Rev. Everett Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the New Basel Church Cemetery. Mrs. Gantenbein died Tuesday at Abilene Memorial Hospital.