Archive for Thursday, February 28, 1991

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DUTY TO DISSENT
February 28, 1991
To the Editor: “Now that war has started, all good Americans must pull together and rally behind the president and the war.”
TO THE EDITOR SEEKS RULING ON EAGLE HABITAT
February 28, 1991
An East Lawrence resident and his attorney have sent letters to state and federal wildlife officials saying the city may have violated laws concerning bald eagles’ habitat when it recently cleared an area just east of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza of what they say were small trees. The resident, Richard Kershenbaum, 704 N.Y., also said in the letters that the factory outlet mall’s owner, the Chelsea Group, may not have complied with federal regulations to maintain a “vegetative screen” between the eagle habitat and the mall parking area.
FOR THE RECORD
February 28, 1991
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
SIX LOCAL EDUCATORS HONORED BY STUDENTS
February 28, 1991
Six Lawrence High School teachers were among more than 200 high school teachers and 18 community college teachers from 15 states, who recently were recognized by Kansas University honors students for outstanding teaching. Students were asked to nominate two teachers who influenced their academic lives profoundly. The names were announced by KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and teachers received certificates and Jayhawk pins as recognition for being outstanding teachers and mentors.
MARJORIE L. GRAFKE
February 28, 1991
Services for Marjorie L. Grafke, 78, Easton, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Robert Henning officiating. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery in Jarbalo. Mrs. Grafke died Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth.
CLERK SAYS RESULTS UNLIKELY TO CHANGE
February 28, 1991
The three-vote advantage that gave Mark Chrislip a spot on the April 2 general election ballot for Eudora School Board probably will stick, according to the Douglas County clerk. County Clerk Patty Jaimes said today that all ballots for the Eudora election had been counted. The county commission will canvass the ballots Friday, but Mrs. Jaimes said she doesn’t expect the Eudora outcome to be affected.
LINT IN DRYER SETS OFF BLAZE
February 28, 1991
A fire that began in a lint-clogged clothes dryer caused $20,000 damage late Wednesday to a house at 416 Sierra Dr. “The dryer got extremely hot, primarily because I didn’t clean the lint trap or filter,” said Ed Hawkins, owner of the residence. “And there was lint in the vent tube. When the dryer got hot, it set off the lint. If you’re going to do a story about this, tell people to check their lint traps and filters. It would have prevented a lot of problems for me.”
PANEL GETS BRIEFING ON DISTRICT GROWTH
February 28, 1991
City and school officials on Wednesday offered their best predictions for population growth in Lawrence to a school district commission studying the district’s future space needs. Both the city and school officials assured the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education of one thing: The Lawrence community will continue to grow.
HARD-WORKING BOARD
February 28, 1991
To the Editor: I would like to thank the previous school board for their years of hard work and dedication. As an interested and involved parent, I have followed the process that led to the 1990 bond issue. I attended school board meetings and forums. I watched the board at work. Although the bond issue was defeated, there was significant support for their proposal (nearly 40 percent). It is obvious, however, that the proposal needs to be re-evaluated. However, to imply that board members made cavalier decisions with intent to recklessly spend money is insulting.
JUDGE UPHOLDS CONDEMNATION
February 28, 1991
Douglas County District Judge James Paddock this week denied a Baldwin couple’s appeal of a city condemnation order for a house, which was declared unsafe in July 1990. The Baldwin City Council in August ordered that the house, located at 319 11th and owned by Eugene Brown Sr., and Elizabeth Brown, who live in rural Baldwin, be razed at the owners’ expense. The Browns filed a lawsuit in September, requesting a restraining order against the demolition.
TEACHERS OF NATIVE AMERICANS FIND SUPPORT THROUGH WORKSHOPS
February 28, 1991
Walter Smith, a professor in Kansas University’s School of Education, will have to make some tough decisions in the next few weeks. Smith, professor of curriculum and instruction, is the director of the Math and Science Teachers for Reservation Schools project, a series of summer workshops for educators who work with Native American students.
MOBILE HOME PARK GETS WATER LINES
February 28, 1991
Installation of water lines in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park, 1045 E. 23rd, should be completed by March 14, Assistant City Manager Rod Bremby said Thursday. A spigot for use by all park residents was installed at the park shortly after an out-of-court agreement was reached Feb. 14 between attorneys for park residents and the park’s owners, Joann and Wade Qandil. The Qandils had filed lawsuits seeking to evict residents who refused to pay rent because of inadequate water pressure.
JOSEPH A. HULTS
February 28, 1991
Services are pending for Joseph Arlo Hults, 84, Sherman Oaks, Calif., who died Tuesday at the Barlow Respitory Hospital in Los Angeles. Mr. Hults is a former Lawrence resident, and was born June 26, 1906, in Lawrence.
KU SIGNEES MAKE ROSTER FOR MCGAME
February 28, 1991
Two Kansas signees Ben Davis and Calvin Rayford have been selected to play in the annual McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game. The 14th annual game will be played April 6 at the Springfield Civic Center.
LEGISLATORS WHACK UNIVERSITY FUNDS
February 28, 1991
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday slashed $40.3 million from Gov. Joan Finney’s budget for state universities, despite a lengthy protest by Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence. The House committee adopted a subcommittee report that imposes an $8.6 million tuition and fee increase, but still reduces state funding for universities by $6.8 million below current levels.
CORRECTION
February 28, 1991
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal-World, Saturday’s paper gave the incorrect location for a seminar being held at 7 p.m. Friday by Project Help churches of rural Douglas County. The seminar will be at Worden United Methodist Church.
LOCAL ARABS SEEK SOLUTION TO OTHER GULF WOES
February 28, 1991
With an apparent end to the gulf war, the United States should withdraw its military forces and begin a new diplomatic battle for stability in the region, say two Lawrence residents from the Middle East. Waheed Burshan, a Lawrence resident originally from Libya, said he would like to see U.S. forces leave the region soon.
STARTS NOW, KU PROFS SAY
February 28, 1991
The big question in the Persian Gulf never was whether the United States could remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait, according to two Kansas University professors, but what it would do when the fog of war began to lift. “In a way, the messy part will start now,” Philip Schrodt, associate professor of political science, said of the diplomatic minefield now facing the allies in the Middle East.
STUDENT BOARD VOTES DOWN KU MEDIA FEE
February 28, 1991
A bill that would have created a student media fee on the Kansas University campus was defeated by Student Senate during its meeting Wednesday evening. Mike Schreiner, KU student body president, and Pat Warren, chairman of the Student Senate Executive Committee, proposed the bill, which called for students to pay $3 a semester to fund the University Daily Kansan and KJHK, respectively KU’s student-operated newspaper and radio station.
CHAPLAIN WITH LOCAL UNIT GLAD TROOPS COMING HOME
February 28, 1991
Word that shooting in Iraq appears to be over has a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain and Lawrence minister looking ahead to the homecoming for reservists he saw go off to war in October. Maj. Lynn Witters, pastor of Holiday Hills Church of the Nazarene and chaplain for the 317th Supply and Service Battalion headquartered at 2100 Iowa, said it will be a happy homecoming for the 842nd quartermaster’s unit.
ADDRESS PLAN DOUBTS REKINDLE
February 28, 1991
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night received another earful from rural residents who voiced skepticism about proposed rural address changes to accommodate the enhanced 911 emergency telephone service. In the third public hearing on the issue, the commission explained to a gathering of eight people that the county needs to change rural route and box numbers to addresses that conform to a sequential grid system. The change is necessary, Commission Chairman Louie McElhaney said, for the enhanced 911 system to work. The new system will display a caller’s address on a computer screen when an emergency call is received, even if the caller cannot speak.
PLANNERS REJECT WAL-MART EXPANSION
February 28, 1991
Most Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission members cited concerns about more traffic created by a proposal to expand Wal-Mart. Others were worried about problems for nearby residents. And some said they did not want to go against long-standing planning guides that regulate growth in Lawrence.
DIFFERING GROUPS SEE EYE-TO-EYE ON PEACE
February 28, 1991
Even though they voiced differing views on U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf war, local residents aligned with various organizations shared a sense of relief following President Bush’s announcement Wednesday of a cease-fire. “It’s a great relief,” said Allan Hanson, a Kansas University professor of anthropology and a member of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, a group that opposes war. “We’ve wanted this war to end for a long, long time, and I’m very happy that it has.”
EX-KANSAS NETTER NOWPRODUCER
February 28, 1991
John Falbo has not abandoned tennis. “People think I’ve quit playing, that I’ve dropped it. I’d have to be a fool to quit playing,” says Kansas University’s former No. 1 player. He withdrew from school in November after competing in one tournament in what would have been his senior year.
UNITED EFFORT
February 28, 1991
Although many difficult and dangerous situations remain to be resolved, it appears the Persian Gulf war is over. Iraq’s irrational and brutal dictator Saddam Hussein has suffered a humiliating defeat. Saddam will try every possible ploy to picture himself as a winner, a leader, who stood up to a massive coalition of nations headed by the hated United States, and he will play the role of a martyr to the fullest. But he is a loser in every respect, and he deserves no honor, recognition or respect.
CEASE-FIRE NEWS MET WITH ELATION
February 28, 1991
Emotions ranged from happiness to apprehension this morning in downtown Lawrence about President Bush’s announcement Wednesday night that the Allied forces have liberated Kuwait and that a cease-fire would begin. Random interviews with people walking down Massachusetts Street before 9 a.m. today revealed that many were surprised and elated by the swiftness of Iraq’s defeat by U.S. and allied forces.
COMES TO LAWRENCE
February 28, 1991
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’ play “The Marriage of Figaro” is listed as one of the causes of the French Revolution. By making the French aristocracy look ridiculous, “Figaro” spurred the merchants and artisans of the country to revolt. But despite the script’s rebellious history, “Figaro” today is better known as the basis for the opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who died 200 years ago this year.
ROTC OFFICIAL
February 28, 1991
A Kansas University Army ROTC instructor said allied military strategy used to decisively defeat Iraqi forces was classic. “I think it was beautiful strategy,” said Maj. Steve Johnson, public affairs officer for KU’s Army ROTC. “It was a perfect example of how to conduct an air-land battle.”
LOCAL FAMILIES SHARE IN JOY OF GULF CEASE-FIRE
February 28, 1991
Sherry McBride received a 5:45 a.m. wake-up call at her Lawrence home today that she won’t ever forget. Her son, 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Kurt McBride, was calling from the Persian Gulf to let everyone know that he was safe.
KANSAS CRUSHES WASHBURN, 16-4
February 28, 1991
Kansas’ baseball team was embarrassed last weekend at nationally ranked Arkansas. “They hurt us, much more mentally than physically,” said KU coach Dave Bingham.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 28, 1991
DISMISSALS Cindy Kramer and baby boy, Lawrence.
CANADIANS SALUTE NAISMITH
February 28, 1991
Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball, made Lawrence his permanent home after coming here in 1898 as director of physical education and chaplain at Kansas University. The citizens of Naismith’s birthplace, Almonte, Canada, however, remain well aware of his ties to their area, and according to the Ottawa, Canada, Citizen newspaper, some folks there are working to preserve the Naismith legacy.
WILLIAM W. WINEGAR
February 28, 1991
Services for William W. “Bill” Winegar, 65, Lawrence will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Goodrich Cemetery in Linn County. Mr. Winegar died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
FORUM QUESTIONS WAR ON EVE OF CEASE-FIRE
February 28, 1991
Six Kansas University faculty members joined forces Wednesday to detail dimensions and consequences of the Persian Gulf war on the eve of a cease-fire in the conflict. The campus gathering, sponsored by the peace group VOICE and the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, coincided with President Bush’s announcement of the cease-fire.