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July 5, 1991
America’s “golf widows” may decide they are fortunate to get as much male companionship as they do after reading about a links layout in Scandinavia. A new golf course that can be played 24 hours a day in the height of summer is opening in August on the border between Sweden and Finland. If golf fouls up American family weekends now, imagine what this new layout could accomplish.
RACIAL ATTITUDE
July 5, 1991
To the Editor: Two of the most used words by the media these days seem to be ethics and racism, both troubled waters.
CHECKING ON APPLICANTS
July 5, 1991
Checking up on prospective employees is no longer the fairly simple matter it once was, and the public is too often put at risk because of that complication. The parents of a woman who apparently was a murder victim of Richard Grissom have recently sued the apartment complex where she lived. The parents allege the operators were negligent in not learning of Grissom’s criminal record before hiring him.
HORIZON 2020 PUT ON AGENDA
July 5, 1991
Horizon 2020 tentatively is scheduled as a joint study session topic of the Lawrence City Commission and Douglas County Commission at 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts. The planning document, named after the year through which it is expected to remain effective, will replace the city’s Plan ‘95 and the Douglas County Guide Plan. Work on Horizon 2020 started last year and is expected to be completed in about two years. Between now and then, committees will meet, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office and most likely a consultant will collect information, and public comments will be sought during meetings.
MAXINE PEDERSON
July 5, 1991
Services for Maxine Pederson, 51, Horton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Maple-Chaney-Blay Mortuary in Horton with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Horton Cemetery. Mrs. Pederson died Wednesday, July 3, 1991, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She had cancer.
FRED L. COOPER
July 5, 1991
Services for Fred L. Cooper, 61, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Cooper died Thursday, July 4, 1991, at his home following a long illness.
HOLIDAY REVELERS FILL THREE LAKES IN AREA
July 5, 1991
Holiday revelers packed Perry, Clinton and Lone Star lakes Thursday to sample the water, sun and of course food. Beach and shelter areas at the three area lakes were near capacity on Independence Day, lake managers said today.
KU CLINIC TREATS ATTENTION DISORDER
July 5, 1991
On one home visit, Michael Rapoff saw a small boy scale a doorway twice in a matter of seconds. Smiling, Rapoff said the child’s motor was running on high. That’s common in hyperactive children, the Kansas University Medical Center professor said.
FOR THE RECORD
July 5, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
5LETL LANGUAGE BARRIER
July 5, 1991
To the Editor: The June 28, 1991, issue of the Journal-World featured an article by Tim Carpenter headed “Regents tighten English requirement for GTAs” (graduate teaching assistants). I am compelled to comment, mainly because of Del Brinkman’s paraphrased statement that it was unjust to target foreign-born instructors as the cause of a student’s failure. Of course it is unjust, without good reason. It seems to me that an inadequate command of American English is a very good reason for blaming an instructor or professor for the poor performance of a student who is doing otherwise satisfactory work.
ADOPT-A-GRANDPARENT PROGRAM PROVES POPULAR
July 5, 1991
For 34 participants in the Kinder-Care Learning Center and Sterling Heights Adopt-a-Grandparent program, grandparent’s day doesn’t come just once a year. Since April, a group of the center’s children has been making twice-a-month trips to Sterling Heights, a local care home at 1800 W. 27th, to bring gifts and love to their adopted grandparents.
FIREWORKS INCIDENTS SPARSE ON HOLIDAY
July 5, 1991
It’s hard to imagine the Fourth of July being a fairly quiet day, but that’s exactly what it was for firefighters and emergency room workers. Lawrence firefighters made 13 runs between early Thursday and early today. Seven of those calls were related to fireworks.
CORRECTION
July 5, 1991
Douglas County District Judge Jean Shepherd was incorrectly quoted in Wednesday’s Journal-World. In a story about gang-related problems in Lawrence, Shepherd should have been quoted as saying youths who have gang affiliations do not respond to typical community corrections programs.
CARS, MOUNTAIN BIKES, FOOT BEATS BOOST LOCAL POLICE PATROL OPTIONS
July 5, 1991
If the Lawrence Police Department makes a movie this summer, it could be called “Bikes, Feet and Automobiles.” Of course that would fall in line with the rest of the summer movie sequels. But police officials say the department has a very real and good plan to put its enlarged police force to work: the creation and addition of bike, foot and car patrols.
AREA TEEN CHARGED IN FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
July 5, 1991
A Tonganoxie youth has been charged in Leavenworth County Juvenile Court in connection with a one-car accident June 2 that killed one woman and injured three others. Joe Carey, 17, was charged with driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide.
2 SOVIET AGRICULTURALISTS LEARNING ABOUT LANDSCAPING IN LAWRENCE
July 5, 1991
The day-to-day commitment to manicured lawns and perfectly tended flowerbeds in U.S. communities came as some surprise to a pair of Soviet agriculturalists studying in Lawrence. Irakly Babunashvily, 21, and Grigory Vorontsov, 23, are two of 30 Soviets who arrived June 11 in the United States for a yearlong training program to study the management of private farm operations across the country. Babunashvily and Vorontsov currently are working for Curt Baucom, landscaping superintendent for the Alvamar maintenance department.
LIVING WITH A HYPERACTIVE CHILD
July 5, 1991
Living with a hyperactive child is not easy, said Michael Rapoff, associate professor and chief of behavioral sciences for the department of pediatrics at the Kansas University Medical Center. Rapoff, a psychologist with the med center’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic, provided the following guidelines for handling a hyperactive child. The guidelines were developed by a Colorado General Hospital physician.
SOLBACH CONFIDENT OF CHANCES AT JOB
July 5, 1991
The main campaign tools in the race for the Kansas House majority leader’s position are long-distance telephone calls. And the battle lines appear to be running along the 913 and the 316 area codes roughly dividing the state north and south, says Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, one of three contenders in the race.
MAC CAME CLOSE TO MAJOR LEAGUES
July 5, 1991
Fourteen years ago the New York Mets made infielder Wally Backman their first selection in baseball’s June free agent draft. Later, in the 17th round, the Mets selected another infielder. His name was Ronald call him Ron MacDonald, a second baseman out of Kansas University.
IDENTITY
July 5, 1991
An unidentified man who may have been suffering from acute drug intoxication died early today after he broke a downtown store window and a car window Thursday night, Lawrence police said. Police issued a press release this morning that said officers were called about 11 p.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Massachusetts to investigate reports of a man who had been acting strangely and who had broken windows in the area.
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July 5, 1991
One brought home a silver medal. Another brought home some fourth- and sixth-place ribbons. But it appears several Lawrence residents also brought home warm memories of their experiences June 28 through Wednesday in Syracuse, N.Y., where they participated in the U.S. National Sports Classic III: The Senior Olympics.
$320,000 GRANT TO HELP FINANCE CLIMATE-CONTROL SYSTEM AT KU
July 5, 1991
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $320,000 to Kansas University to assist in preserving anthropology collections. The funding will be matched by KU and will be used to pay for a climate-control system for Spooner Hall, which houses the Museum of Anthropology.
HOSPTCHOSPITALS
July 5, 1991
BIRTHS Jeff and Peggy Shmalberg, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.