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MONARCH RALLY CLIPS RED OWLS
June 16, 1991
Lawrence’s Monarchs rallied with an eight-run sixth inning to trip the Topeka Red Owls, 15-10, Saturday in semi-pro baseball at McDonald Field. The Monarchs trailed 7-3 entering their half of the sixth.
FIREFIGHTERS STRETCHED TO THE LIMITS
June 16, 1991
Lawrence firefighters, who respond to calls that range from false alarms to pets in distress, didn’t respond to a report of a downed power line Saturday afternoon. Why? Because in one afternoon, firefighters were called to a two-alarm blaze at Packer Plastics Inc., 2330 Packer Rd., two reports of house fires, another downed power line and a blaze that extensively damaged Hoch Auditorium.
KIMBRELL ON VERGE OF TAKING VENTURE INTO MARKETPLACE
June 16, 1991
David Kimbrell is back in the entrepreneurial saddle. On Monday, Kimbrell’s new venture, Scanning America, will begin a three-day training course for representatives of 54 small businesses from across the country so they can begin doing business July 1 as licensees of the new company.
ALVAMAR PROVIDES CHALLENGE FOR KANSAS STATE JUNIOR GIRLS
June 16, 1991
Alvamar public will provide an unusual challenge for 45 youth girls golfers this week 18 holes. The Kansas State Junior Girls golf tournament, which is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar, has been held the past few years on nine-hole courses.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
June 16, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if the athletes at Kansas State will be shod in Nike footwear next season… You can’t find it at your favorite bookstore, but the 1991-92 NCAA Manual, thicker than ever, is hot off the presses. Last year the NCAA Manual contained 407 pages. This year it’s grown to 479 pages. Gee, it’s a good thing the NCAA voted to simplify its rules. Otherwise, the manual might have been mistaken for a Kansas City phone book…
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 16, 1991
DISMISSALS Debora Rawlings and baby boy, Lawrence; baby boy Kindle, Eudora; Myracle Garland and baby girl, Lawrence; Kathleen Sigvaldson and baby girl, Baldwin; Fatma Mohammed and baby boy, Lawrence.
VESPERS WILL BE AMONG EVENTS WITHOUT HOME
June 16, 1991
The traditional holiday Vespers program at Kansas University literally lay in ashes Saturday night all the way to the choir members’ robes, which had been stored in Hoch Auditorium. “It looks like we’re shut down for sure,” said James Ralston, professor of choral music at KU and director of the Christmas-time concert. “We were filling Hoch twice in the afternoon and the evening. I’m kind of shocked about it.”
T NEEDMOVIE
June 16, 1991
Lawrence Fire Maj. Bill Brubaker had planned to spend Saturday afternoon watching “Backdraft,” a movie about Chicago firefighters that features many fire scenes. He never made it to the movie, but he did see plenty of fire.
SMITH SPINS FIVE-HITTER FOR RAIDERS
June 16, 1991
Dustin Smith tossed a five-hitter as the Raiders, Lawrence’s top 18-under baseball team, hammered Lexington, Ky., 9-3, Saturday afternoon in the Pueblo tournament. The Raiders, who ran their overall record to 5-6 and went to 2-2 in the tourney’s pool-play portion with the win, were to meet the host team Saturday night.
SOME SAY THE ROLE IS MORE DEMANDING AND MORE REWARDING
June 16, 1991
Thirty years ago, being a father meant going to work every day to bring home the bacon to a loving wife who had the main responsibility of watching over the children and home. Now, according to some local dads, being a father is more complicated and more rewarding. Dads in the ‘90s are taking on more day-to-day responsibility for home and children.
CORRECTION
June 16, 1991
Due to a reporter’s error, a story in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the former husband of artist Renee Caspar. She is the former wife of George Padgett.
MOVER MAPS OUT NEW MARKETS
June 16, 1991
Faced with a changing industry in which it’s hard to find a competitive edge, Lawrence resident Douglas Coleman and the moving companies that bear his family name are traveling new roads in the market. During the past several years, Coleman, who is president of the moving firms that fall under the holding company umbrella of Coleman American Companies Inc., has broadened his companies’ focus. The Coleman companies have expanded into international moving, shifted domestic marketing efforts to the southeastern United States and other growing regions and targeted such opportunities as commercial and government contracts.
KU TO ASSESS DAMAGE
June 16, 1991
Kansas University officials plan to go into the Hoch Auditorium Monday morning to assess the damage from Saturday night’s fire and see what might be salvaged, according to Allen Wiechert, director of facilities planning. When they do, he said, they will pay particular attention to the condition of exterior walls.
TRADITION HOLDS ON IN CHINESE ART
June 16, 1991
At the same time Manet, Van Gogh and Picasso were rocking the world of Western art, Chinese artists were returning to their roots. Even after 1950, with the advent of the two Chinas and the communist government on the mainland, many artists maintained their ties to their aesthetic ancestors even as they opened themselves to Western influence.
BIZ BRIEFS
June 16, 1991
Walker Parking Consultants and Engineers Inc. of Aurora, Colo., received an award of merit from the Institutional and Municipal Parking Congress for its design of the parking garage near Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas University. Quick Printing magazine has named Pro-Print Inc. of Lawrence to its annual list of top 100 firms. Ratings are based on gross sales of printing and commercial photocopying. Rhonda Gibler is manager of the local business.
MERCHANTS CELEBRATE REOPENING
June 16, 1991
To celebrate the reopening of the 700 block of Massachusetts Street, 20 of the block’s 36 merchants on Saturday sponsored entertainment and offered drawings for gift certificates and other prizes. Thirza Reed, 83, was one of several members of the Lawrence Senior Clown Club who turned out in costume to greet shoppers and give away balloons to children.
FUSE BOX SPARKS FIRE AT PACKER
June 16, 1991
A short in a fuse box at the Packer Plastics Inc. plant apparently set off a brief string of explosions and fires in the building Saturday, Capt. Carl Myer of the Lawrence Fire Department said. There were no reports of injuries.
KU AUDITORIUM GUTTED BY BLAZE
June 16, 1991
Kansas University’s Hoch Auditorium, a 64-year-old building that once was the home of Jayhawk basketball, was gutted Saturday by a fire that apparently was sparked by a lightning bolt. Authorities were called at 3:20 p.m. by two KU students who reported seeing lightning strike the auditorium. The fire burned out of control for more than 3 hours, destroyed the roof and caused extensive damage to the building’s interior.
PRESERVATION BALANCES COSTAUTHENTICITY
June 16, 1991
Striking a balance between maintaining historical integrity and finding ways to pay for renovations is one of the most important challenges in preserving historic sites, preservationists taking part in the state historical society’s annual meeting said Saturday. “These projects are almost acts of desperation that is, to try and save something if you can,” said Oliver Finney, a co-founder of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance.
CAMPUS TOUR HAD STORMY ENDING
June 16, 1991
Sandra Wiechert and Betty Alderson were leading a walking tour along Jayhawk Boulevard as part of the Kansas State Historical Society meeting when the storm hit Saturday. They had taken cover in Wescoe Hall, just east of Hoch when the lightning struck. “We heard the bolt of lightning,” said Weichert. “It was very strong. The ground shook, the buildings shook, and we knew it had struck very close,” she said. “We smelled smoke and came away from the stairs and saw indeed that Hoch Auditorium was on fire.”
NEW SANITATION DIRECTOR WHILES AWAY TIME WITH WASTE
June 16, 1991
Bob Yoos wants your trash. It’s a good thing he does, because as the city’s new sanitation director he’s ultimately responsible for about 60,000 tons of it generated by Lawrence residents annually.
NOT JUST FOR BEDDING ANYMORE
June 16, 1991
Some of these quilts could keep you warm at night, but their makers would just assume you hang them on your wall. And very few of the fabric works in Quilt National ‘89 look like the comforters frontier women sewed. They instead represent contemporary works of art, more suited to the hip than the traditional or the sleepy.
STORM ADD
June 16, 1991
Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest said Lawrence firefighters received about 11 calls in a two-hour period after the storm hit the city. “All the fire trucks seemed like they were busy at that time,” he said. “Most of them were just smoke or power surges… . The telephone company was having problems with their mobile units. We had a lot of alarms going off because of power surges. We get those whenever we have a real heavy downpour like that, especially with the hail.”
RESPONSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT
June 16, 1991
The law enforcement business is becoming increasingly difficult, whether the city is Los Angeles, Detroit or Lawrence. Law enforcement representatives have the responsibility of enforcing the laws and, while doing so, making sure they are sensitive to all the rights of those suspected of commiting a crime and that those individuals are treated with appropriate care. It is a tough balancing act sometimes dealing with dangerous individuals and situations but not overreacting.
RIVER FISHING
June 16, 1991
Brown water blasts across the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River here, knocking down batter boards and churning up spray. The river’s high now, fed full by spring rains that have doubled the downstream flow in the past week. The rise in water level has brought big catfish and carp up the river to feast and spawn below the dam.
FIREFIGHTERS RECALL ANXIOUS MOMENTS DURING HOCH BLAZE
June 16, 1991
For a while Saturday, it was six men against the Hoch Auditorium fire. Before towering ladders were raised to help lift hoses to fight the flames, before engines arrived from Lenexa and Eudora, there was Capt. Bill Stark and his group of five firefighters.
BASKETBALL TO BALLET, AUDITORIUM SAW IT ALL
June 16, 1991
Since its opening in 1927, Hoch Auditorium has served as a focal point for the performing arts, convocations and championship basketball. The 3,000-seat building was named for Edward Wallis Hoch, the governor of Kansas from 1905 to 1909. The Kansas Legislature approved $250,000 for its construction, and it was designed by Charles D. Cuthbert, then the state architect, said Dennis Farney, president of the Historic Mount Oread Fund, a group dedicated to preserving KU history.
HEARN
June 16, 1991
Funeral services for Lawrence W. A’Hearn, 71, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Mr. A’Hearn died Friday, June 14, 1991, at Central Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He died of a sudden illness.
STORM RAGES THROUGH AREA
June 16, 1991
A rampaging thunderstorm that carried lightning, hail, 50 mph winds and about two inches of rain knocked out electric power to many homes and flooded streets Saturday in Lawrence. The storm also swamped two boats at Clinton Lake and forced a small plane to make an unscheduled landing at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
S MOST COSTLY
June 16, 1991
Saturday’s fire at Hoch Auditorium may be the most costly single fire in Lawrence history. Allen Wiechert, Kansas University director of facilities planning, said Hoch’s value was set at $12.8 million last year, not including contents.