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PASSING THE TAX BUCK
February 21, 1991
Is there any way for Kansas taxpayers to escape tax increases this year? Gov. Joan Finney has a plan that calls for fewer sales tax exemptions and added sales taxes on many services. Legislators don’t seem eager to accept her proposal, but they haven’t offered any other plan to deal with growing state needs.
CAREFUL COLLECTOR
February 21, 1991
To the Editor: I am happy to report that the spirit of conservation motivates our city trash collectors these days! We happened to be watching when they came to collect my trash last Friday and found a plastic sack that had blown into the street apart from the rest. The collector examined it, saw that it contained flattened plastic milk bottles, carried it down the sidewalk to the place where my recyclables were awaiting pick-up, and carefully placed a sack of newspapers on top of it to prevent its blowing into the street again! How much easier it would have been for him simply to have tossed it into the garbage truck!
NO SINGLE VOICE
February 21, 1991
To the Editor: As a doctor taking care of veterans nearby in Topeka, I find myself with two views on this issue of war. On the one side, is a simple horror. People take to this business of blood and destruction far too enthusiastically for my comfort. Why is the music of going to fight so thrilling? We should play “Taps” and other mournful tunes at the onset of so many funerals, so much wailing, so much loss.
KU/CU BOX
February 21, 1991
KANSAS (71) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
FOR THE RECORD
February 21, 1991
District court Criminal case proceedings
JAMISON
February 21, 1991
Alonzo Jamison wasn’t pointing a finger at anyone. He was pointing a fist. “We didn’t have any leadership whatsoever,” the Kansas junior said after Wednesday night’s 79-71 loss at Colorado. “I don’t care if it’s the seniors or what. Somebody has to step up.”
WOMAN, 31, ARRESTED IN MURDER
February 21, 1991
A DeSoto woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting that killed one of her roommates and wounded another. Nelda Woolverton, 31, was arrested after Johnson County sheriff’s officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a house at 9730 Sunflower Rd. at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Ivan Wicke. She was scheduled to be charged this afternoon in Johnson County District Court in connnection with the incident, he said.
S GROUP TO HOLD TOURNEY
February 21, 1991
Organizers of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade are sponsoring a wheelchair basketball competition to raise money for a proposed playground. The wheelchair basketball tournament will be March 2-3 at West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Rd. The championship game is scheduled for about 2 p.m. March 3.
JENNIE L. RUSSELL
February 21, 1991
Services for Jennie L. Russell, 82, McLouth, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Fred Bolinger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Russell died Tuesday at an Oskaloosa nursing home. She was born May 17, 1908, in Lewis County, Wash.
SPARLIN B. REID
February 21, 1991
Services for Sparlin Berry Reid, 59, DeSoto, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home, Lawrence, with the Rev. Mike Jacob officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Reid died Wednesday at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam after a long illness.
WINIFRED P. SMITH
February 21, 1991
A memorial service for Winifred Pardee Smith, 97, Long Beach, Calif., was Saturday at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach. Burial is planned in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin, during the first week of April. Ms. Smith died Jan. 28 in Hemet, Calif. She was born Oct. 21, 1893, in Port Townsend, Wash.
TRAFFICWAY ISSUE
February 21, 1991
To the Editor: The article in Monday’s Journal-World regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway was predictable if you have followed this controversial issue.
ANNA LONGABACH
February 21, 1991
Services for Anna Mae Longabach, 82, Arkansas City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Arkansas City, with the Revs. Guy Rendoff and Jerald K. Hooley officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Mrs. Longabach died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in Arkansas City.
BALANCE TO GROWTH FAVORED
February 21, 1991
The challenge facing Lawrence is to find a balance between growth and a sense of community, said Lawrence City Commission candidate John Nalbandian. “The key to growth is not only to make these investments in economic vitality,” said Nalbandian, 47, 2545 Mont. “We also must come to grips with the fact that we need to invest in the kinds of things that will be able to represent, in tangible ways, our commitment to the sense of community.”
IRISH SHUT OUT KU TENNIS TEAM
February 21, 1991
Notre Dame defeated Kansas’ men’s tennis team in the first round of the ITCA/USTA National Team Indoor here Wednesday. The Jayhawks, ranked No. 20 in the country, won only one set in losing to the 13th-ranked Irish, 6-0. “We’ve got to learn from what happened today,” coach Scott Perelman said. “We came out physically and emotionally flat.”
BUTLER, RAVENS LURE FOUR LIONS
February 21, 1991
Four more members of Lawrence High’s 1990 Class 6A state football championship team have signed letters of intent with state junior colleges. Brian Boyle, Chris Godinez and Kyle Jackson will attend Butler County Community College in El Dorado, and Tony LaRocca has inked with Coffeyville Community College.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 21, 1991
DISMISSALS Juli Sherve and baby girl, Lawrence.
NEW IDEAS FOR SCHOOL FUNDS
February 21, 1991
School board candidate Jerry Hannah says one way for the Lawrence school district to hold the line on spending tax dollars is to actively seek other funding. “We don’t have to spend our tax money first. There are a number of other revenue sources I plan to go after,” he said.
S HAMERS NEARS MILESTONES
February 21, 1991
Only a miracle stands between Eveline Hamers and two major milestones. It would, in fact, be a miracle if Hamers, a junior on Kansas’ women’s tennis team, didn’t 1.) reach her 100th career victory and 2.) become KU’s career leader in wins.
COLORADO SILENCES KANSAS, 79-71
February 21, 1991
Words haven’t been cascading from Roy Williams’ mouth during intermissions lately. Take Wednesday night’s 79-71 loss to Colorado at the Coors Events Center.
READY FOR TOUGH DECISIONS
February 21, 1991
Tight revenues require tough decisions, and Andy Galyardt says he would use his business background to make those decisions if elected to the Lawrence school board. “I have started a business. I have met a payroll. I have balanced a budget,” said Galyardt, founder and former owner of Kaw Valley Management Inc. “I want to see us preserve what we’ve got and do what we can to make it better, also being cognizant of the fact that money is tighter every year.”
LIBRARY DEAN URGES INFORMATION LITERACY
February 21, 1991
William Crowe can still remember the first time he walked into a library in 1952. “I was 5 years old,” the Kansas University library dean said Wednesday. “I had no idea I was going to become a librarian, of course.
SOLBACH
February 21, 1991
House Appropriations Committee members interested in bolstering state revenues may slash budgets of Board of Regents universities to illustrate hardships that can be created if taxes aren’t raised, Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, said. “I suppose it would obviously make the point that we are in serious straits,” Del Shankel, acting executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, said when told of the possibility. “We know there is going to be a reluctance to raise revenues.”
COUNTY BUYS TRACT FOR WETLANDS
February 21, 1991
Douglas County commissioners decided Wednesday to purchase a tract of land near the proposed route of the South Lawrence Trafficway to compensate for loss of natural wetlands when the road is built. After a 20-minute executive session, commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of 23.121 acres at the northeast corner of the intersection of 35th Street and Haskell Avenue. The triangular-shaped tract was bought from Elwood and Dorothy R. Wiggins for $24,500.
COUNTY TO LET PUBLIC DECIDE BOND ISSUE
February 21, 1991
The Douglas County Commission took a calculated risk Wednesday by deciding to have a public vote on a road project that the commissioners could have approved themselves. The commission unanimously approved allowing a countywide vote on whether to widen U.S. Highway 40 (Sixth Street) between Monterey Way and Wakarusa Drive. The project will appear as a referendum question on the April 2 general election ballot.
COLORADO IMPRESSES HARRINGTON
February 21, 1991
How big was Colorado’s 79-71 victory over No. 8 Kansas here Wednesday night? “It was a great moment for Colorado basketball,” coach Joe Harrington said.
MAN CHARGED WITH 14 FELONIES
February 21, 1991
A 33-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man arrested Monday morning in Lawrence after a lengthy crime spree was charged Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court with 14 felonies. Ace D. Crawford was charged with six counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of kidnapping and four counts of aggravated burglary.
CONCERNS
February 21, 1991
Here are the short profiles of the 18 candidates for the Eudora school board, listed in alphabetical order: Carlie Abel, 39, carpenter. Wife, Anita. Children, Sarah, 6, and Luke, 3. He advocates mothballing the 1918 section of Eudora High School and recommending a less expensive school bond issue than the one proposed in November. He also supports more vocational and college preparatory courses at the high school.
VEHICLE TAX LOSSES MOUNTING IN COUNTY
February 21, 1991
Douglas County, the Lawrence school district and the city of Lawrence stand to lose at least another $538,000 in motor vehicle registration taxes if the state doesn’t take action to soften the impact. The losses are a result of two elements of motor vehicle registration taxes: a decrease in mill levies through increased valuation from reappraisal, and the change aimed at correcting the so-called “alphabet inequity” in state’s method for taxing registered vehicles.
KU CLASS DESIGNS VILLAGE FOR HABITAT
February 21, 1991
When a Habitat for Humanity village is built at 17th and Harper streets, a Kansas University professor will be able to say his students were responsible for making dreams come true. As part of their class, the 17 students in Dennis Sander’s Architecture 301 studio have designed the site plans and floor plans for the village. The students were given freedom to develop the land however they saw fit as long as they kept the homes in line with Habitat for Humanity’s budget.
LAWRENCE LEADS IN URBAN GROWTH
February 21, 1991
If Lawrence’s population growth continues at a rapid pace in the ‘90s, it will need to be matched by growth in business and industry to broaden the property tax base and pay for needed services, a Douglas County official said today. New U.S. census figures that were released Wednesday showed the Lawrence metropolitan statistical area led Kansas in the rate of urban population growth during the 1980s and was among the most rapidly growing in the nation.
ALTERNATIVE THEATER TO PERFORM UNDERGROUND PLAY
February 21, 1991
Call it a simulated subway a New York underground station complete with tile walls, a map, a token booth and the homeless. The directors of “Consider Me,” the next offering of the English Alternative Theatre, are creating the scene to greet audiences their audiences. The program of short plays and dances starts Saturday night in Downs Auditorium in the Museum of Natural History. One of the plays, “The Dutchman,” takes place on New York subway train and involves several extras who play silent passengers.
RECREATION PROGRAMS NEEDED
February 21, 1991
Talk of growth in Lawrence must include the addition of a youth soccer league, says Lawrence City Commission candidate David McKinzey. “If we don’t have a program, we’ve screwed up, because everybody is getting them,” said McKinzey, 512 Fla.
CONCERNS
February 21, 1991
Despite efforts by Eudora School Board candidates to address a range of issues, the question of what to do with Eudora High School surfaced repeatedly at a candidate forum Wednesday night. Fifteen of the 18 candidates for the board spoke at the forum in the Nottingham Elementary School gymnasium.
THAI ENVOY NOMINEE NOW TEACHING AT KU
February 21, 1991
President Bush announced Wednesday that Kansas University’s diplomat-in-residence in political science will be nominated as ambassador to Thailand. David Lambertson, a career diplomat, said today he has never been assigned to Thailand, but has worked extensively in southeast and northeast Asia.
SOVIET FARMERS WANTING TO SOW U.S. AGRICULTURE IDEAS IN RUSSIA
February 21, 1991
Three Soviets who have been visiting Kansas farms and agricultural facilities say they want to imitate American farming methods when they set up a privately owned, multifamily farm program in the Soviet Union. Oleg Petrov, Alexandre Bezdetko and Vadim Rozov have been traveling around the state since they arrived in Lawrence on Feb. 1. The men were to depart Lawrence today for Moscow.
STUDENT ISSUES IMPORTANT
February 21, 1991
Just as important to education as good teachers and a challenging curriculum is making sure young people have a positive attitude toward school, says Lawrence school board candidate Kevin Elliott. “Two of the most important issues to me are those of peer pressure and self-esteem. They need to be dealt with on a greater level with young people,” said Elliott, 25, a 1983 Lawrence High School graduate.
PATTIN TO COACH IN SOUTH KOREA
February 21, 1991
Marty Pattin and his wife Vera are about to embark on a 10-month adventure. Destination: Seoul, South Korea, where the former Kansas University baseball coach and Royals pitcher will tutor Korean minor-league pitchers.
PROPOSAL FOR STORE DRAWS OPPOSITION
February 21, 1991
After months of delay, a proposal to rezone about 26 acres in southern Lawrence for a new Wal-Mart store finally is scheduled to come before the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission Wednesday. However, the rezoning request, first filed in September but delayed by Wal-Mart since then, will go before the planning commission with a negative recommendation from planning staff. The staff released a report stating its position Wednesday.
HANDY SCAPEGOATS?
February 21, 1991
One thing about those Soviets they’re inventive when it comes to finding reasons for falling flat on their faces. And the West and its “filthy capitalists” seem to be a convenient scapegoat for all their troubles and failures. Prime Minister Valentin Pavlov of the Soviet Union has accused foreign and Moscow banks of plotting to wreck the foundering Soviet economy. Pavlov has been quoted as saying in the labor newspaper Trud that Soviet, Austrian, Swiss and Canadian banks had acquired billions of rubles illegally and planned to dump them on the Soviet economy. He has not elaborated on his charge nor has he identified the banks allegedly involved.
AID FOR MINORITY GROUPS URGED
February 21, 1991
Lawrence City Commission candidate Fred Markham says there is proof that minority groups have been ignored by city government. The lack of a citywide public transportation system and questionable management of housing for low-income, elderly and disabled people shows the system is failing too many residents, said Markham, 42, 2222 Yale Rd.
FOOD BARN UNION VOTE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY
February 21, 1991
Employees at the local Super Food Barn store, 1900 W. 23rd, will vote Friday night on the company’s latest contract proposal, and a local union member says it’s now unclear whether they will accept the offer. Mike Charles, head clerk at the Lawrence store and shop steward for the the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, said the local vote will take place at 10 p.m. Friday at the Hallmark Inn Best Western motel, 730 Iowa.
RESIDENTS AIR 911 PLAN CONCERNS
February 21, 1991
About 30 county residents gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Wednesday night to learn more about how and why their addresses would change when enhanced 911 emergency telephone service is implemented next year. The meeting was called by the county commission to inform rural residents and alleviate their concerns. The commission is trying to gain countywide acceptance for the plan, which will change addresses from rural routes and box numbers to a “grid system” which follows a sequential numbering pattern.