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THE LUNGSTRUM SELECTION
July 25, 1991
Attorney John Lungstrum is the latest in a long and distinguished line of Lawrence citizens to draw favorable attention to the community. Lungstrum has been nominated by President George Bush to become a federal district judge, and prompt U.S. Senate confirmation is expected. One of the best aspects of the appointment is that the Lungstrums plan to continue living here. The attorney probably will be assigned to a bench in Kansas City, Kan., and he intends to commute to that assignment.
FOR THE RECORD
July 25, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Tools reportedly were taken Tuesday from a business in the 2200 block of East 23rd. Entry was gained by cutting the fence surrounding the business and warehouse. Items were taken from the building, as well as locked trucks in the warehouse and locked vehicles in the fenced area.
LOCAL ATHLETES PLACE IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS
July 25, 1991
One Lawrence athlete has won an event and another has placed this week during the International Summer Special Olympics in Minneapolis, Minn. Bonnie Cackler won the 100-meter freestyle swimming event. The recent Lawrence High School graduate will compete in the 50-meter freestyle Friday.
ALVAMAR BOASTS REPRESENTATION AT KANSAS OPEN
July 25, 1991
Several Alvamar employees will represent the course at the Kansas Open today through Saturday on the public side. Ross Randall, director of instruction; Randy Towner, head pro at the Country Club; Dick Stuntz, vice president of golf course facilities; and John Sherman, pro at Alvamar’s Dub’s Dread, were to tee it up in the first of three rounds today.
STITELER SERVICES
July 25, 1991
Graveside services for Lillie May Stiteler, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Farlington Cemetery in Farlington. Mrs. Stiteler died Wednesday, July 24, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was 72.
CORRECTION
July 25, 1991
Because of a reporter’s error, a source in a Tuesday Journal-World story about life insurance was misquoted. In discussing Executive Life Insurance Co., Paige Heck, a life insurance agent, was quoted as saying the company had been number one in assets for five years. The quote should have been that the company was number one in return on assets for five years.
TENNESSEE, KSU GOLFERS TOP QUALIFIERS
July 25, 1991
Sometimes it pays just to walk up to the golf ball and hit it. “Today was a lot of fun. I loved playing in the first group. It took three hours and 20 minutes to play 18 holes,” said Tennessee University golfer Rusty Brown.
SOLICITATION
July 25, 1991
Someone has been soliciting money without authorization for next week’s Sunflower State Games, according to a coordinator for the olympic-style event in Lawrence. Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, said organizers are not soliciting money from individuals. And she said anyone who is solicited should contact her office.
TONGANOXIE APPROVES BUDGET FOR PUBLICATION
July 25, 1991
The Tonganoxie City Council approved a 1991-92 budget for publication during Monday’s meeting, said Bill Crawford, city administrator. The $1,800,373 budget will bring the city’s mill levy to 21.728 mills, a slight increase from the current 21.588 mill levy. A public hearing on the budget was set for 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at city hall.
PLANNERS SEEK BALANCE ALONG K-10
July 25, 1991
Long-range land use plans for the Kansas Highway 10 corridor between Lawrence and Overland Park should not include strict preservation and zero economic development, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission recommended Wednesday night. Commissioners, after reviewing staff and an ad hoc committee’s suggestions, voted unanimously that development of the K-10 corridor should not be pursued with an “either-or” philosophy regarding economic development and land preservation.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 25, 1991
DISMISSALS Sonia Shanks and baby girl, Lawrence; Audrey Faust and baby boy, Lawrence.
KU TRYING TO CANCEL HOCH CONTRACT
July 25, 1991
Kansas University officials are in the process of negotiating with a Leavenworth roofing company so a contract involving fire-destroyed Hoch Auditorium may be canceled with the firm. Keith Nitcher, KU director of business affairs, said American Roofing Co. had started work on Hoch’s roof a few days before the building was engulfed in flames June 15.
BALDWIN TEEN TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
July 25, 1991
A Baldwin High School student will head to Chicago on Friday as one of four state representatives at the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) World Leadership Congress, which will run through Aug. 3. Stephanie Stansberry, 16, was selected from her sophomore class to attend the HOBY Foundation’s Kansas Leadership Seminar, North, held at Kansas University earlier this month. The weekend program featured a number of business, educational, political and community leaders, who addressed the students and then met with them in small groups.
PANEL OKS FUNDS FOR HASKELL DORM
July 25, 1991
The president of Haskell Indian Junior College says he’s encouraged that Congress continues to move forward on an appropriations bill that includes money for a new residence hall at the school. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved $8.3 million in projects for Kansas, including $3.97 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs school and $1.64 million for Kansas University.
CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CLOSE ITS DOORS
July 25, 1991
Facing a $20,000 revenue shortfall, the local Consumer Affairs Assn. office is planning to close its doors next month after 19 years in operation, the office’s director said this morning. Julia Pitner said the office’s board of directors voted last week to end operations. The tentative plan is to discontinue services on Aug. 15 and to close the office at 700 Mass. by Aug. 30.
KU HOPES TO OPEN BARN FOR FALL CLASSES
July 25, 1991
School of Fine Arts officials at Kansas University say it’s not their intention to close Chamney Barn, which houses the school’s glassforming studio. But the chairman of the design department said he can’t assure freshmen students starting in glassforming that they’ll be able to finish the program at KU. Arts dean Peter Thompson and Joe Zeller, design department chair, both said Wednesday that they hope to reopen the 15th Street barn on a limited basis so majors who need to take the glassforming studio course in the fall may graduate on time.
BAKER BOARD ELECTS THREE NEW MEMBERS
July 25, 1991
The Baker University Board of Trustees has elected three new members. Eleanor Head, Paola, David Weintraub, Overland Park, and James J. Lanning, Shawnee Mission, began their four-year terms July 1.
FORMER LEGISLATOR CHOSEN FOR SENATE SEAT FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
July 25, 1991
David Webb said he’s glad to be “back in the saddle” in state politics. Webb, a state representative from 1978 to 1985, was selected Wednesday night over three other nominees to complete the term of state Sen. Jim Allen, R-Ottawa, who resigned July 5 after citing personal reasons.
COMMISSION SUPPORTS RURAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
July 25, 1991
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission unanimously approved a final version of a rural development plan for the county that would serve as a guide into the 21st century. At its meeting Wednesday night, the commission praised its ad hoc committee that has worked on the plan for 2 years and planner Diane Mullens, who coordinated the project.
OFFICIALS LOWER GOAL ON ROAD FUNDS
July 25, 1991
Lawrence and Douglas County may receive some federal funds for three city and county road projects, but the amount is far less than the original request. U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery said today that the city and county were on track to receive $5.6 million in federal funds for the South Lawrence Trafficway, Eastern Parkway and U.S. Highway 40. In February, city and county officials requested $42.1 million for the road projects.
YOUTH DIES FROM INJURIES IN ACCIDENT
July 25, 1991
A 17-year-old Eudora boy died this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center from injuries he received after he fell out of the back of a pickup truck at about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. David C. Biesheuvel hit his head after falling from the tailgate of a truck driven by David Fortin, 32, Eudora. An article in Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified a passenger in the truck, John Brown, 18, Eudora, as the driver.
LAWRENCE NATIVE FEATURED IN STORY
July 25, 1991
Sara Paretsky, the Lawrence native who created the fictional Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski, is featured today in a USA Today article. Paretsky, a Kansas University alumna who now lives in Chicago, was interviewed on the eve of the opening of “V.I. Warshawski,” the Kathleen Turner film based on her character.
LOCAL GALLERY SHOW DISPLAYS AN ECLECTIC MIX OF ART
July 25, 1991
Sometimes a group show gets formed around a theme museum curators do that all the time. Other times, however, a gallery owner can pull together a collection of work that has little to do with each other, besides the owner’s tastes.
CITY SEEKS TO JOIN HOUSING GROUP
July 25, 1991
Lawrence should learn within three weeks if it will join a select group of cities that belong to a non-profit organization promoting neighborhood revitalization. Eric Youngberg, a representative of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., said he expects to return results of an assessment of Lawrence conducted by him and three others to Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen by mid-August.
AUDITORIUM PLANNED FOR FORMER THEATER
July 25, 1991
Lawrence sculptor Mike Elwell revealed Wednesday what he has in mind for the former Granada Theater a multipurpose auditorium. “My initial plan is to have it for a rental facility,” said Elwell, who bought the former downtown movie theater from United Artists this week.
OGDEN PAYS DUES ON UNKNOWN TOUR
July 25, 1991
You’ve heard of golf’s PGA Tour, Hogan Tour and the European Tour. But I’d wager a dime you are not aware of the existence of the T.C. Jordan Tour, an obscure, yet important proving ground for up-and-coming golfers like former Kansas University standout John Ogden.