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COMMUNICATIONS KEEP UP
February 19, 1991
Perhaps the communications technology that brings us such speedy reports from the Persian Gulf war is only keeping up with the military technology being put to use in that war. The amount and immediacy of news coverage from the gulf has prompted some criticism from the public and some restrictions from U.S. military officials. Some complain they don’t want to see minute-to-minute coverage of the war and the killing and suffering that goes along with it. U.S. officials worry about the political ramifications of Americans being confronted with the hard reality of a bloodly ground war mostly conveyed through the media.
COSTS OF WAR
February 19, 1991
To the Editor: What is all the fuss about waving flags and yellow ribbons? I am one of those patriotic nuts who likes to put the flag out every day, but I fail to see why the downtown merchants have to put up with the hysteria going on in America today. Sure, I support the armed services in the Oil War. I don’t agree with the reasons given for them being in the war, but I support them with every cent I pay in my federal income taxes. I consider myself fortunate to be able to afford the huge monetary investment in this one isolated incident, and I hope that America can afford each war it decides to have in the certain multiple future incidents. I am ashamed, however, that my America has put such a cheap price on human life.
EUDORA RESPONSE
February 19, 1991
To the Editor: Reference: The editorial that appeared in the Journal-World on Feb. 17, regarding the Eudora High School building.
A FAIR ETHICS DECISION?
February 19, 1991
How long will it be until members of the Senate Ethics Committee make a decision on what to do about the “Keating Five,” the senators suspected of trading votes and political influence for hefty financial contributions. And when the decision is made, will it be the fair, honest and correct decision?
JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT PLAYS IN RECITAL AT KU
February 19, 1991
Erik Anderson, 13, was one of about a dozen junior high school students selected Saturday to perform at a benefit violin recital last Sunday. Erik performed Seitz’s “Concerto No. 4,” third movement, at his audition on Saturday.
LOCAL OFFICIALS PLAN TO SEEK MORE TRAFFICWAY FUNDING
February 19, 1991
Douglas County officials plan to meet with the county’s legislative delegation to discuss getting more state funding to help build all four lanes of the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway at one time. Louie McElhaney, chairman of the Douglas County Commission, and Chris McKenzie, county administrator, said they are plannning to set up meetings with the local legislators.
CITY SHOULD SEEK CONSENSUS
February 19, 1991
City commissioners must take a leadership role in seeking consensus when controversial issues are dividing the community, commission candidate Toni Dudley said. “Confrontational politics went out with the ‘60s,” she said. “What bothers me about divisiveness in Lawrence is that we are all here for the same reason. We like it here, we all want to be here.”
CHARLES WILLIAMS
February 19, 1991
Services for Charles E. Williams, 61, Marshfield, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with the Rev. Larry K. Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Mr. Williams died Thursday at his home in Marshfield.
VERNA F. HEMPHILL
February 19, 1991
Services for Verna Frances Hemphill, 76, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will follow in Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Hemphill died Sunday at her home. She was born May 6, 1914, in Mayetta.
DELPHIA MEYER
February 19, 1991
Graveside services for Delphia Meyer, 82, formerly of Silver Lake, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Silver Lake. Mrs. Meyer died Monday at Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha.
CLOVA L. BAIRD
February 19, 1991
Services for Clova L. Baird, 76, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Baird died Monday morning at her home.
FIDLER SERVICES
February 19, 1991
Services for Olive Scott Fidler, 88, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, Iowa. Burial will be in Villisca Cemetery. Mrs. Fidler died Monday at the Eudora Nursing Center.
KU GRAD STUDENT WORKING TO GET VISAS FOR FAMILY
February 19, 1991
A Kansas University graduate student is attempting to obtain visas for his relatives who are living in Iraqi-occupied Kuwait. Sofyan Alyan, who is studying biology at KU, said he has not heard from his parents, sister or brother for about 2 months.
FOUR-LANE FUNDING
February 19, 1991
The apparent sudden change of plans by city and county officials who now want to include all four lanes of the South Lawrence Trafficway in the initial construction plans came as something of a surprise to local residents but it is, nonetheless, good news. In order to spread out spending for the project, the plan had been to build two lanes of the trafficway initially and add two more lanes later. While the two-and-two plan helped ease the funding squeeze, it seemed impractical in other ways. There had always been questions about whether a two-lane road would divert enough traffic to significantly ease congestion on other major Lawrence thoroughfares. Motorists also would have to contend with the inconvenience of two construction phases one now and one later. And the cost of the two additional lanes would certainly go up between now and the time they were built.
HART, CHENNAULT HONORED
February 19, 1991
Two Kansas players junior Kay Kay Hart and sophomore Misti Chennault have been named to the Big Eight women’s basketball all-academic first team. Hart, in a pre-medicine program, and Chennault, majoring in journalism, earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
DESOTO SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
February 19, 1991
After three years with the DeSoto school district, Supt. Glenn Coltharp announced his resignation at Monday night’s school board meeting, saying he wants to return to working more closely with students. “I miss being around kids,” Coltharp said in a phone interview this morning. “It was just one of those situations that my wife and I have been thinking of for awhile.”
DRUM CORPS COMPETITION SET FOR RETURN ENGAGEMENT
February 19, 1991
Preparations are under way to stage the second annual Mission Drums Edition of the Summer Music Games on Aug. 11 at Haskell Indian Junior College. The event came to Lawrence for the first time last summer after problems developed with initial staging plans in Kansas City. Six corps competed and drew a near-capacity crowd to Haskell Stadium.
STACIA B. DOTSON
February 19, 1991
Services for Stacia Bernice Dotson, 79, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Dotson died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Hoskins, Neb.
KAWS, TONGIE SNATCH WINS
February 19, 1991
Tonganoxie High’s boys basketball team may not relish playing on three consecutive nights, but the Chieftains sure do like how the string started. Tongie won at Lansing, 85-78, on Monday night, but will get no rest. The Chieftains, 14-4, have makeup games tonight at home against Garnett and Wednesday night at DeSoto.
COUNTY PLANNING TWO MEETINGS
February 19, 1991
The Douglas County Commission will pull double duty Wednesday by holding a meeting at two different sites. The commission will have its regular meeting earlier than usual to accommodate the schedule. The regular meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS NOW AVAILABLE
February 19, 1991
Absentee ballots are available at the Douglas County clerk’s office at the Douglas County courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. Voters who will be out of town next Tuesday, the day of the primary election, may apply for and receive absentee ballots until noon Monday, said Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk. Voters who are ill or disabled may apply for and receive absentee ballots until noon next Tuesday.
ALUMNI PLEDGE $50,000 TO KU
February 19, 1991
A $50,000 commitment from Judy and Richard Billings of Lakewood, Colo., will provide resources for programs at Kansas University. The pledge to the KU Endowment Association will provide $5,000 for the Williams Educational Fund and $5,000 for the Chancellors Club, KU’s major-donor organization. In addition, their pledge will provide $40,000 for a School of Education student scholarship fund.
FOOD BARN STRIKE VOTE EXPECTED BY WEEKEND
February 19, 1991
Food Barn’s local union employees could vote by Friday on a contract proposed by the company, which would cut their wages and benefits by $6.4 million, a local union spokesman said today. However, although the union is expected to reject the contract, picketing won’t begin at the local Food Barn, 1900 W. 23rd, until local union members receive the go-ahead from the Kansas City, Mo., office of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, said Mike Charles, local shop steward.
REPORT TO DETAIL LMH FINANCES
February 19, 1991
Although a Lawrence Memorial Hospital official will tell trustees Wednesday that the hospital finished 1990 in comfortable financial shape, he also intends to warn that the end of profitable periods may be near. Dennis Strathmann, assistant executive director for finance at LMH, is scheduled to deliver the annual financial report to the trustees Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Sunflower Room at the hospital.
ARCHITECT DETAILS PLAN FOR UP DEPOT
February 19, 1991
A restoration plan for the old Union Pacific depot that includes the purchase and demolition of buildings around the depot in North Lawrence was unveiled Monday night. John Lee, the project architect, showed his plans and drawings for the restoration to about 25 residents gathered for a city commission candidates’ debate in the I.O.O.F. Hall in North Lawrence. He said the project would be completed in two phases over the next several years.
SELF-INTEREST POLITICS DECRIED
February 19, 1991
Lawrence is suffering from “self-interest politics” and failure to adequately plan for growth, says Lawrence City Commission candidate Mark Bernstein. “I don’t have a business here and I don’t have any special interests here. It’s my home and I want to see it protected,” said Bernstein, 43, 2200 Harper.
CORRECTION
February 19, 1991
Because of incorrect information given to the Journal-World, a story on Sunday about Meals on Wheels contained an inaccurate statement. The program does receive some money from the Kansas Department on Aging.
PANEL BACKS TOBACCO TAX FOR MARGIN
February 19, 1991
The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee today passed a bill that would increase the state tax on cigarettes and tobacco products to finance the final year of the Margin of Excellence at state universities. The bill, approved over objections from Sen. Phil Martin, D-Pittsburg, would generate $18 million for the Margin, designed to improve faculty salaries and operating budgets at Kansas University and other schools.
KU SYMPHONIC BAND TO PREMIERE NEW MUSIC BY BRITISH COMPOSER
February 19, 1991
A British musical invasion has struck Kansas University. But this new invasion doesn’t involve the Beatles or the Sex Pistols. Instead, the KU Symphonic Band is playing “The Flowers of London Town,” a pleasant musical piece by British composer Stephen Dodgson.
NORPLANT REQUIREMENT OK
February 19, 1991
To the Editor: I’ll bet no one knows just how the ACLU decides what projects it is going to take on. Perhaps they put ideas up on a board and toss darts. There is no logic whatsoever to their opposition to the state providing Norplant birth control implants to women on welfare.
T MEAN MUCH
February 19, 1991
Sunflower League basketball championships are easier to come by these days. They’re just not worth as much once you come by them. It’s been so since Olathe North and Olathe South joined the league in 1989. Which is not to say the Olathe schools have lowered property values.
POLICE PROVIDE DETAILS OF SPREE
February 19, 1991
Topeka police today released more details about a crime spree Sunday that ended when a man who had been taken captive broke free in the parking lot of a Lawrence motel. Steve Harsha, Topeka police detective, said this morning that the spree began about 11:45 a.m. Sunday when a suspect police identified as Ace D. Crawford, 33, Kansas City, Mo., approached a woman in the parking lot of Parkview Hospital in Topeka and pointed a pistol at her.
S BLACK POETS GROUP SHOWS
February 19, 1991
Yusef Harris thrilled his audience Monday evening with his tribute to African-American leaders during a performance by the Black Poets’ Society during “It’s a Love Thang” at Kansas University. Harris, a Kansas City, Kan., freshman, celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, modern day activists Steve Cokely and Haki Madhubuti and black authors W.E.B. Du Bois and Maya Angelou.
KANSAS TENNIS TEAM TO FACE NOTRE DAME
February 19, 1991
Kansas tennis coach Scott Perelman supports the Jayhawk athletic department’s boycott of Notre Dame. Yet Perelman’s Jayhawks, ranked 20th in the latest Volvo rankings, will NOT forfeit Wednesday’s USTA/ITCA National Team Indoor match against the No. 12 Fighting Irish in Louisville, Ky.
S QUALITY OF LIFE
February 19, 1991
Richard Heckler says if he’s elected to the Lawrence City Commission his first priority as a commissioner would be the preservation of “the great quality of life in Lawrence.” “I want to be seen as a person who cares about the community and not one who just wants to fill up space that we have available just because it’s there,” said Heckler, 3801 W. Sixth.
JOSEPH NORMAN
February 19, 1991
Services are pending for Joseph Norman, 88, Lawrence. Mr. Norman died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1902, in Tonawanda, N.Y. He was a self-employed barber.
FINNEY PLAN DEAD, LOCAL SENATOR SAYS
February 19, 1991
Gov. Joan Finney should propose an alternative tax plan before a leadership vacuum develops in the statehouse, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, said Monday. “There is the possibility of creating a leadership vacuum over here. It has happened before,” Winter said. “To not toss out another alternative is an abdication of her responsibilities.”
CANDIDATES DEBATE TOP CITY ISSUES
February 19, 1991
Growth, planning for the future and ensuring fairness for all residents are the most important issues facing the city, 13 city commission candidates said Monday. In a debate sponsored by the North Lawrence Improvement Assn., candidates responded to questions on topics ranging from floodplain regulations in North Lawrence to whether the sister city program was a good idea.
FOR THE RECORD
February 19, 1991
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
KU NOTES
February 19, 1991
Kansas’ four defeats have been to teams with a combined winning percentage of .702. Arizona State is 14-8, Kentucky 19-5, Oklahoma 15-10 and Oklahoma State 18-5 for an overall record of 66-28… At halftime Wednesday, Colorado will honor its 1966-67 team coached by Russell “Sox” Walseth. That CU team finished 17-8 and tied Nebraska for second place in the Big Eight behind Kansas…
HOSPS
February 19, 1991
DISMISSALS Karen Pendleton and baby boy, Lawrence; Verna Torneden, Lawrence.