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A MATTER OF DUTY
February 14, 1991
To the Editor: I must take exception to Ken Wilson’s patriotic protest letter of 2-9, in which he states, “Yolanda Huet-Vaughn and 50 or so other reservists who have refused service in the gulf are to be applauded.” Instead of being a fine example of what it means to be a citizen soldier in a free society, I see it more as being unwilling to fulfill an obligation and responsibility that they voluntarily agreed to when they signed their enlistment contract and took the oath.
S ARROW SPURS VALENTINE INDUSTRY
February 14, 1991
Companies that produce valentines expect about a billion of the love and friendship missives to be exchanged today, up from 900 million last year, a Hallmark Cards Inc. spokesperson said today. “It’s up a little bit because we see the holiday growing from recognizing the importance of romantic relationships, to a day of also acknowledging the value of friendships too,” said Renee Hershey, marketing media relations coordinator for Hallmark’s main office in Kansas City, Mo.
REGENTS ORDER MARGIN AUDIT
February 14, 1991
The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously voted today to order an audit of Margin of Excellence spending at Kansas University and the five other state universities. The audit, proposed by Regent Jack Sampson, Hutchinson, is in direct response to a review of Margin spending that a legislative committee authorized last week.
MABEL E. KOLLENDER
February 14, 1991
Services for Mabel E. Kollender, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kollender died Wednesday at Heritage Manor in Lawrence.
CHARLOTTE C. VAN BEBBER
February 14, 1991
Services for Charlotte Cutter Van Bebber, 89, Wichita, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy. Mrs. Van Bebber died Tuesday in Wichita.
ACCORD REACHED IN DISPUTE AT LOCAL MOBILE HOME PARK
February 14, 1991
The owners and residents of a local mobile home park have reached an out-of-court agreement in a dispute over ongoing water problems in the park. Bob Eye, a attorney representing several residents of the Green Acres mobile home park, 1045 E. 23rd, said park owners Wade and Joann Qandil agreed to supply water to residents for drinking and cooking until new water lines are in place at the park. Residents have had little or no water since December.
FORMER CHANCELLOR, WIFE DONATE SCULPTURE TO KU
February 14, 1991
Former Kansas University Chancellor W. Clarke Wescoe and his wife, Barbara, Minneapolis, Minn., have donated a piece of sculpture to the collection at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The museum recently unveiled a 15th-century Japanese Buddhist sculpture at a ceremonial dedication. The 32-inch-tall Buddha was purchased from an art dealer in Kyoto, Japan.
FORT SCOTT CC INKS LIONS
February 14, 1991
Tyrone Thompson, who quarterbacked Lawrence High to the 1990 Class 6A state football championship, and three other Lions today signed with Fort Scott Community College, coach Tracy Welch announced. Also signing with the Greyhounds were running backs Lewis Hardin and Kevin Wilburn and Geoff Lutz, a 6-4, 215-pound lineman.
HOMELESS CAMPAIGN ENDS WITH DINNER
February 14, 1991
About 40 local homeless people attended a turkey dinner Wednesday evening that was sponsored by organizers of the Homeless Campaign. Dan Malmed, co-chair of the campaign, said the dinner, which was at First United Methodist Church, 946 N.H., went well.
LAWMAKERS
February 14, 1991
The state budget crunch threatens the Margin of Excellence program for state universities and complicates efforts to reform education, legislators said Wednesday. “The Margin of Excellence has made a big difference in the quality of programs,” Senate Minority Leader Jerry Karr, D-Emporia, told Associated Press editors and broadcasters.
IOWA STATE RAISES PRICE ON 1991 SEASON FOOTBALL TICKET ANOTHER $12
February 14, 1991
Iowa State will raise football ticket prices this fall, with season-ticket holders asked to pay an additional $12 to see ISU’s six home games. The Cyclones’ single-game prices will rise from $16 to $18. Last week the Kansas University Athletic Corp. voted to boost the price of KU’s single-game tickets from $15 to $16. Season tickets will cost just $80, however, because KU will play just five home games this fall.
REGENTS, BOARD AGREE TO FIGHT AMENDMENT
February 14, 1991
State education leaders agreed Wednesday to fight a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a third board to govern community colleges. Members of the state Board of Education and Board of Regents met to discuss strategy regarding a legislative proposal to allow formation of new educational governing boards.
CHARLES E. WILLIAMS
February 14, 1991
Services are pending at Greenlawn Funeral Home for Charles E. Williams, 61, McLouth. He died early today in Marshfield, Mo., after a long illness.
LOCAL RECYCLER TO PUT TIRES BACK ON ROAD
February 14, 1991
If a Lawrence man is successful with his idea for recycling tires, the rubber won’t only meet the road, it will become part of the road. The Douglas County Commission agreed Wednesday night to let Gary Unfred, 29, test his theories by granting him a one-year conditional use permit to store and recycle tires at an old quarry off County Road 438, northwest of Lawrence.
COUNTY HONORS 8 EMPLOYEES FOR CLINTON LAKE RESCUE EFFORT
February 14, 1991
Eight Douglas County employees were honored at Wednesday night’s county commission meeting for saving the life of a man who fell through the ice at Clinton Lake last week. The employees, Bill Nye, Bill Newell, Wayne Brown, Ivan Flory, Bob Steele, Dave Leuty, Larry Wilson and Dale Mooney, were involved in the rescue of Robert G. Buckler Jr., 35, North Platte, Neb., near the Rock Creek Bridge at the lake. Buckler and his father, Robert G. Buckler, Sr., 64, Kansas City, Kan., had fallen into the lake while ice fishing on Feb. 5. The elder Buckler died in the accident.
POST OFFICES GET STAMP SHIPMENT
February 14, 1991
Lawrence post offices remain out of the new four-cent “makeup,” but they have received the next best thing a shipment of one-cent and three-cent stamps. The additional postage was necessitated by a rate increase from 25 cents to 29 cents. Postal officials continue to request the makeup stamps from their distribution center. The post office sold out of the makeup stamp on Feb. 4, the day after the rate increase went into effect.
LOCAL MAN NAMED TO AMA POSITION
February 14, 1991
The American Medical Assn. has announced that Dr. Ralph R. Reed, Lawrence, has been named senior medical adviser of the AMA’s Washington office. Reed, who served as senior member of a group of general and sub-specialist internists in Lawrence for more than 20 years, has been working as a consultant in Kansas and Illinois with public and private entities in areas of health care and biotechnology since September 1989. He served as Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from January 1988 to April 1989.
LEADERSHIP CENTER CAN HELP RURAL COMMUNITIES
February 14, 1991
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development, an independent, non-profit organization based in Nebraska, has worked since 1985 to develop local leadership in rural communities in the United States. The center focuses on successful small towns, noting quality of life, economy, leadership and planning. Each year, it publishes case studies of towns, which have survived difficult economic times.
SMALL TOWNS OFFER THEIR SHARE OF SUCCESS STORIES
February 14, 1991
Leaders in area communities frequently face tough decisions when balancing city needs and fiscal responsibility in a time of rising populations and shrinking dollars. However, small towns need not lose hope, says an official with an organization that helps develop leadership in rural communities.
KANSAS BASEBALL TEAM OPENS ON FRIDAY AT HARDIN-SIMMONS
February 14, 1991
Victory won’t come easy at Hardin-Simmons this weekend. So says fourth-year Kansas baseball coach Dave Bingham, whose Jayhawks open the season with single games Friday and Saturday in Abilene, Texas.
BILL SEEKS MORE CONTROL OVER CLUBS
February 14, 1991
Greater state control over activity in and around nightclubs is the aim of a bill introduced Monday in the Kansas Senate. The bill, introduced by Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, would toughen the licensing statute to allow the state to revoke or refuse to renew the licenses of private clubs and drinking establishments that violated provisions of the law.
February 14, 1991
Stephen Sondheim has brought conniving Romans, unhappy New Yorkers, bitter former chorus girls, lustful Swedes, cannibalistic barbers and confused artists to the musical stage. Then, in 1987, he and collaborator James Lapine added witches, giants, heros, heroines and folktales to his cast of characters, in the musical “Into the Woods.”
EARLY-MORNING FIRE BLAMED ON ARSON
February 14, 1991
An arson fire early this morning gutted a two-story duplex at 1000 N.J., firefighters said today. A suspect was detained and was being questioned today in connection with the blaze, which caused $35,000 damage to the rental house and burned for about 20 minutes before firefighters could bring it under control. None of the occupants of the building’s two apartments was injured.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 14, 1991
DISMISSALS Marjorie Sharon and baby boy, Lawrence; Robyn Ice and baby girl, Lawrence.
STUDY OF BLACK HISTORY URGED
February 14, 1991
Historian Edward Beasley challenged Kansas University students Wednesday to study African-American history and use that knowledge to improve society. “Students, let us not be academic zombies, living as though in a trance,” said Beasley, dean of instructional services at Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Mo.
KU WORKERS TO LOBBY LEGISLATORS
February 14, 1991
Members of Kansas University’s Classified Senate are urging their colleagues to voice their frustrations during a day of lobbying at the Legislature. The senate has set aside March 5 to meet with legislators about a variety of concerns, including classified employee salaries, reclassification and cost of living adjustments.
S FIRST TOPIC
February 14, 1991
Projected growth for the Lawrence community will be the first topic discussed by a Lawrence school commission as it tries to determine how best to meet the needs of local secondary school students. That was the decision of the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education at its meeting Wednesday. The commission also decided the order in which nine other issues would be discussed.
THREE LIONS AWARDED MAJOR COLLEGE GRANTS
February 14, 1991
Three members of Lawrence High’s undefeated, nationally-ranked state championship volleyball team are headed to major colleges. On Wednesday, Gwen Mullens signed a national letter of intent with Missouri, while Erin McElwain signed with Baylor. Heather Flachsbarth made an oral commitment to Arizona and will sign on Monday.
February 14, 1991
Sports notes… Nazareth High School in Chicago is Illinois’ only remaining unbeaten team in the state’s large classification. The 20-0 Roadrunners are led by 25-point a game man Sean Pearson, the 6-4 guard-forward headed for Kansas.
RENDITION
February 14, 1991
“Waiting for Godot” remains a pillar of the non-naturalistic theater. In many ways it’s theater stripped down to its essentials. Two tramps sit by a road: Their dramatic action is to wait. And wait. For Godot.
HIS CREDENTIALS ARE SOUND
February 14, 1991
So many things in this world aren’t quite what they seem. Only time lets us know the reality of many situations. Peter Arnett, the CNN television reporter operating out of Iraq under the noses of censors, is being admired, accused and analyzed extensively. Some think the New Zealander who once was the top Associated Press war reporter is performing a valuable service in providing at least some information from the closely controlled Iraqi environs. Others are inclined to label him as a traitor, for apparently providing what is being described as “aid and comfort to the enemy.” There are the in-betweens.
FOR THE RECORD
February 14, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUNTY SENIORS PAY VISIT TO LOBBY STATE LEGISLATORS
February 14, 1991
A group of about 20 people representing agencies that support services for senior citizens in Douglas County made a trip to the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday to lobby legislators. Representatives of Project Acceptance, Douglas County Senior Services, the Advocacy Council on Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Kaw Valley Older Women’s League attended hearings, met with local legislators and relived memories from bygone days.
TRUCK MAY BE SEIZED IN DRUG CASE
February 14, 1991
A local fitness club owner now faces the loss of his pickup truck in addition to outstanding criminal charges of possession of anabolic steroids. On Tuesday, Dist. Atty. Jim Flory filed a motion in Douglas County District Court seeking to seize a 1985 Toyota pickup owned by Richard G. Sells.