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FUNDING PHILOSOPHY
July 1, 1991
Perhaps it is time for the state of Kansas to reconsider its policy of not insuring state buildings. Without any question, it is time for many state legislators to get their heads screwed on straight concerning how to fund the reconstruction of fire-gutted Hoch Auditorium.
POLICE BOOSTING EFFORTS ON SEAT BELT LAW
July 1, 1991
As part of a nationwide campaign to increase seat belt usage, Lawrence police officers in the past two months have been stepping up enforcement of the 5-year-old seat belt law. But police say it not a matter of scare tactics.
ROBBER TAKES CASH FROM GAS STATION
July 1, 1991
An armed man made off with $180 in cash after robbing a south Lawrence gasoline station Sunday evening. Police Sgt. Kevin Harmon said the robbery occurred at 9:48 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson Gas Station, 2525 Iowa.
BETTY J. SHUMATE
July 1, 1991
Services for Betty Jean Shumate, 56, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mrs. Shumate died Sunday, June 30, 1991, at her home. She had cancer.
HELEN KALB
July 1, 1991
Services for Helen Kalb, 89, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mrs. Kalb died Sunday, June 30, 1991, at Orchard Lane Nursing Facility in Baldwin.
50 KU STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 1991-92
July 1, 1991
Fifty outstanding Kansas University students majoring in humanities and social science are recipients of $1,000 Harley S. Nelson Family Scholarships for the 1991-92 academic year. J. Michael Young, director of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Program, recently announced the recipients’ names. The awards, totaling $50,000 annually, were provided by a gift from the estate of John M. Nelson, professor emeritus of education at Purdue University, to honor his family.
TSC TO CONSIDER STUDY OF TRAFFIC
July 1, 1991
The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission will study adding traffic control signs in an East Lawrence neighborhood from Massachusetts to Barker between 19th and 23rd at its monthly meeting tonight. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the city commission meeting room in city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
2 FROM AREA NAMED CONTEST FINALISTS
July 1, 1991
Two area residents were named finalists last month in the Great “What Kansas Means to Me” Essay Contest. Susan Kraus, Lawrence, and Roderick Phillips, Eudora, were both finalists in the adult category of the contest. Nearly 500 people from across the state entered the contest.
RAIN TOTAL FOR JUNE FALLS SHORT
July 1, 1991
The weather for June 1991 offered some hot, cool and wet days but was rather average when taken as a whole. Lawrence received 4.26 inches of rain for the month, which was 1.23 inches less than the norm of 5.49. At the year’s midpoint, Lawrence has received 20.73 inches, about 3 inches more than the year-to-date average of 17.84 inches.
HELEN F. LINDSEY
July 1, 1991
Private graveside services for Helen Friend Lindsey, 88, Lawrence, will follow cremation. Mrs. Lindsey died today, July 1, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOCAL WOMAN TO HOLD NATIONAL CHURCH OFFICE
July 1, 1991
Edith Guffey of Lawrence today was elected secretary of the 1.6 million-member United Church of Christ. Guffey won the uncontested election at the biennial General Synod, the denomination’s highest deliberative body, which is meeting through Tuesday in Norfolk, Va.
LEE REACHES NATIONALS
July 1, 1991
Lawrence Track Club members posted solid performances at two sites over the weekend. At the AAU-USA Region Eight meet in Joplin, Mo., Betsy Lee was second in the girls 10-and-under 400-meter dash in a time of 1:10.62. She qualified for the AAU-USA Junior Olympics later this month in Tallahassee, Fla.
WITH PRECAUTIONS, LOCAL RESIDENTS CAN VIEW SOLAR ECLIPSE
July 1, 1991
Lawrence will be slightly darkened by a partial eclipse of the sun July 11 but trying to view the spectacle may cause severe and permanent eye damage, astronomers and optometrists warn. “You should never look at the sun, under any circumstances,” said Stephen Shawl, Kansas University professor of physics and astronomy. “People think it’s safe during an eclipse because part of the sun is covered. It isn’t.”
MAN APPARENTLY DROWNS IN KAW
July 1, 1991
Local authorities continued searching the Kansas River just north of Eudora today, looking for a rural Lawrence man who is believed to have drowned Sunday evening. Robert D. Sellars, 37, Rt. 3, disappeared in the water shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday after he rescued his daughter who fell into the river along Leavenworth County Road 1, said Janette Nesmith of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department.
OSKALOOSA FINDS LOSS OF LICENSING STATION ADDS TO DRIVING TIME
July 1, 1991
The closing of a state driver’s license examining station in Oskaloosa has turned a once-routine errand into a roadtrip. The Oskaloosa office was one of 12 offices statewide that closed last week as a result of state budget constraints. It had been open the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month. Its last day of operation was June 19.
COURTHOUSE TO RECEIVE A NEW ROOF
July 1, 1991
The Douglas County Courthouse will receive a new, “old” look soon. This morning, the county commission accepted the low bid of $176,430 from Vincent Roofing, Topeka, to replace the building’s slate roof, which sustained heavy damage in the March 26 hailstorm. The bid includes replacing the copper guttering and the dome above the clock tower. All but $1,000 of the cost will be paid by the county’s insurer, St. Paul Insurance Co.
CORRECTION
July 1, 1991
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported the ownership of Weaver’s, a local department store. Weaver’s is a shareholder-owned corporation. Joe Flannery, Weaver’s president, is one of the stockholders but is not majority owner.
APPARENT BANK FRAUD INVESTIGATED
July 1, 1991
Officials of Jayhawk Bancshares, the holding company that owns Lawrence National Bank, notified regulatory authorities today that they believe the company’s chairman had been engaged in a multimillion-dollar loan fraud scheme for several years before he died last month. LNB’s employees and board of directors were told at a meeting this morning that Robert Brozman of Kansas City, who also was the bank’s chairman until his death on June 10, had been using false financial statements to obtain loans and misrepresenting their intended purpose since at least 1978.
KU NAMES STUDENTS TO HONOR ROLL
July 1, 1991
Kansas University has announced its honor roll for the spring 1991 semester. Area students named to the list include: BALDWIN: Kevin W. Babbit, Daniela Bravo, Jeremy E. Carvalho, Melanie Hyacinth Coffman and Kendra J. Martin.
CHAIR OF SENEX HOPES TO BUILD CONSENSUS
July 1, 1991
The new leader of Kansas University’s governance system hopes he will serve as a consensus-builder as faculty, students and administrators address the needs of the campus. But Thomas Beisecker, associate professor of communication studies, said he’ll speak up when he needs to during University Senate Executive Committee meetings.
BALDWIN LIBRARY TO GET NEW HOME
July 1, 1991
Baldwin’s new city library is one step closer to reality. Library board members approved a floor plan for the building last week after rejecting five previous plans. Kathy Faulkner, board president, and Kathy Johnston, librarian, showed off the final floor plan during an interview at the library’s reading room. Herman A. Schaarhag Architects, Kansas City, Mo., was hired to draw up the plans.
FINGERS CROSSED, KU SELECTS TWA
July 1, 1991
Four of the nation’s airlines America West, Pan American, Continental and Midway are currently flying under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. TWA isn’t, but the St. Louis-based carrier reportedly has been only a few pages away from Chapter 11 the economical equivalent, coincidentally, of the 11th hour for months now.
COLBERT WRAPS UP FIRST SENIORS TITLE
July 1, 1991
Local favorite Jim Colbert lured a huge crowd to the final round of the Southwestern Bell Classic at Loch Lloyd Country Club on Sunday. He didn’t disappoint them. An estimated 26,000 spectators watched as the Kansas State graduate captured his first Senior PGA Tour title with a final round of 68. Colbert was nine-under for the tournament and collected $67,500.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 1, 1991
DISMISSALS Nancy McKee and baby boy, Lawrence.
WILLIAMS A WIN AWAY
July 1, 1991
Ian Williams may not be the best player at the Mainline Tennis Classic. That will be determined in coming days. But one thing is for sure at 6-foot-9, he certainly is the tallest entrant.
TRAVELLERS REMAIN TORRID
July 1, 1991
It’s possible Maupintour might not lose a baseball game all season. Possible, but not probable. “We’re gonna lose. Nobody goes through a baseball season without losing,” Travellers skipper Walt Houk said. “But it helps you to keep winning.”
UNIVERSITY GIVEN TWO $50,000 GIFTS
July 1, 1991
Kansas University has received two $50,000 gifts, KU officials announced today. The Kansas Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation has pledged a gift to the KU Endowment Association to improve KU athletic facilities.
FOR THE RECORD
July 1, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
SCHLEICHER WINS TRIATHLON — AGAIN
July 1, 1991
Rochelle Schleicher won the Jackie Johnson Triathlon two years ago. Last year, she was too busy having a baby to enter. On Sunday at Lone Star Lake, Schleicher, a 31-year-old from Mission, returned to form, winning the women’s overall portion of the Kansas City Metro Challenge, formerly known as the Jackie Johnson Triathlon.