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GIVING SOMETHING BACK
June 21, 1991
Many athletes have left high schools and colleges and have become wealthy, often because of the good starts they were given at those institutions. Some have given something back, but not nearly enough have followed the route of Thurman Thomas, the professional football player from Oklahoma State. It is hoped his recent example encourages others to do likewise.
June 21, 1991
John Sununu, the presidential chief of staff, is either terribly arrogant or inordinately dumb, or maybe both. People familiar with his junketing situation are appalled at his gall, and say what’s been happening is all too indicative of his attitude toward public service and the public he is supposed to serve. The autocratic Sununu first got into trouble for using government aircraft and other facilities to take care of things like golf outings, dental appointments and ski trips. That led to jokes, such as the one about one space shuttle landing being six hours late because the craft had to stop through Aspen to drop off Sununu for one of his pleasure trips.
JENNY WREN
June 21, 1991
One of radio station WREN’s concrete wren statues is on the move again. This wren, perched for years atop the now-defunct station’s Topeka studio, is on its way to a youth camp in Highlandville, Mo.
KU GRADUATE GIVES $45,000 TO UNIVERSITY
June 21, 1991
Karen Purre, who received her bachelor’s degree in classical archaeology and anthropology from Kansas University in 1975, has committed $45,000 to establish a scholarship for KU students to study overseas. Purre, who is now working toward a master of law degree at Bond University in Australia, has stipulated that the scholarship be given to KU juniors and seniors who want to study overseas and major in classical antiquities with an emphasis on archaeology.
S TREK DRAWS ATTENTION TO RHINOS
June 21, 1991
Michael “Rhino Man” Werikhe stopped Thursday in Lawrence to heighten awareness of the endangered African black rhinoceros and plea for money to save what remains of its population. “It is a very sad story, but we shouldn’t despair. We still have time,” he said at city hall before Commissioner Shirley Martin-Smith gave him a key to the city.
STUDY
June 21, 1991
A permanent organization comprised of broad community and minority representation should be formed to help eliminate discrimination in Lawrence, according to recommendations in a report released Thursday. The report, to be presented during Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission meeting, recommends the formation of a “Lawrence Alliance,” which would be sponsored by the city, Haskell Indian Junior College, Kansas University and the Lawrence school district.
ROUTES OF PARKWAY ALIGNMENTS VARY
June 21, 1991
The colored stripes that engineers will show the Lawrence City Commission and Douglas County Commission on Monday represent proposed Eastern Parkway routes for a “Super Two,” or a 36-foot-wide, two-lane road with a curb and gutter or wide shoulder, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. When a final alignment is chosen probably late this year enough right of way will have been purchased to eventually expand the road to four lanes, Wildgen said. Bicycle and walking paths also may accompany the parkway after its construction.
CHARLES A. STEVENIN JR.
June 21, 1991
Services for Charles A. Stevenin Jr., 86, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin with the Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mr. Stevenin died Thursday, June 20, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAWRENCE WOMAN MEETS ANC LEADER
June 21, 1991
A Lawrence woman was among 11 Princeton University students who had a chance meeting Thursday with African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela. Anna Grzymala-Busse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, was among nine Princeton seniors and two recent graduates who spotted Mandela at Johannesburg’s Jan Smuts Airport after his flight was delayed because of fog. Mandela was scheduled to fly to Cape Town to meet with South African President F.W. de Klerk to discuss education policy.
LOCAL MAN, 39, PLEADS GUILTY IN STEROIDS CASE
June 21, 1991
The owner of a local fitness club pleaded guilty this morning in Douglas County District Court to possessing anabolic steroids. Richard “Junkyard” Sells, owner of Junkyards Jym & Nautilus Center, 535 Gateway Dr., was charged Jan. 3 with a felony count of possessing steroids but pleaded guilty this morning to an amended misdemeanor charge.
WIN
June 21, 1991
If nothing else, Pat Newman proved he can pitch with plenty of company. The Lawrence Raiders hurler did, in fact, strand 10 baserunners in a 5-2 victory over Independence, Mo., Thursday night at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
HABITAT TO START FIFTH HOME NEXT WEEK
June 21, 1991
Construction begins next week on the fifth house to be built by Lawrence Habitat for Humanity for local residents. The project, part of the national organization’s work camp efforts, is honoring Habitat International’s 15th anniversary.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 21, 1991
DISMISSALS Virginia Bouza and baby boy, Lawrence; Carrie Strange and baby girl, Lawrence.
HOCH BASKETBALL HARD TO ENVISION
June 21, 1991
Every time I sat in the balcony at Hoch Auditorium during Christmas vespers, I tried to imagine two college basketball teams playing down there in front of the stage. Now I don’t have to worry about it anymore. The devastating fire that gutted Hoch last Saturday spared me and future generations from paiting abstract mental pictures of those bygone days.
FOR THE RECORD
June 21, 1991
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
BAKER ANNOUNCES SPRING HONOR ROLL
June 21, 1991
Baker University has announced its spring 1991 honor roll, which includes 125 seniors, 61 juniors, 27 sophomores and two freshmen who earned a 3.5 grade-point average on a four-point scale by the end of the spring semester. The number of students on the honor roll has increased each of the past five semesters. Lawrence area students at Baker who made the honor roll are:
HUTCH GOLFER CATCHES CATLIN IN STATE JUNIOR
June 21, 1991
John Catlin led after the first two rounds, but the Lawrence golfer shot a 79 on Thursday and settled for second place in the Kansas Junior Boys tournament at Hesston Golf Course. In fact, it wasn’t close. Hutchinson’s Bryce Southern, who trailed Catlin by a stroke after 36 holes, carded an even-par 71 in Thursday’s hot, windy conditions and won the title by seven shots.
REGENT VISITS KU TO HEAR CONCERNS
June 21, 1991
Jo Ann McDowell, a rookie on the Kansas Board of Regents, says she believes her visit Thursday to Kansas University will make her a better advocate of higher education. “I have accessed a great deal of information,” she said after six hours of meetings on campus. “I can formulate a better agenda.”
ENGINEERS UNVEIL 5 POSSIBLE ROUTES FOR EAST PARKWAY
June 21, 1991
The Lawrence Eastern Parkway is taking shapes five of them. An engineering firm will present a 6-by-6-foot map detailing five possible parkway corridors during a joint study session of the Lawrence City and Douglas County commissions at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
S BROAD FOCUS
June 21, 1991
A workshop on helping victims of abuse and violence and a celebration of women in the armed forces featuring a salute by Gov. Joan Finney may seem a bit out of place on a convention agenda for a state business women’s group. But any issue affecting women is fair game for the Kansas Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, said Jane Hanks, its president.
CITY TO CONSIDER ADDINGHOLIDAY
June 21, 1991
Lawrence city employees may join federal employees in having a paid holiday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, under a proposal to be considered Tuesday by the city commission. The proposal, which would make the third Monday in January a city holiday, was discussed during a commission study session earlier this year.
SUPPORT GROUP AIMS TO HELP STRESSED PARENTS
June 21, 1991
A local group called Parents Anonymous has had an on-and-off history since its start in 1975, but it’s back with a new name and a new group leader. Aiming to help stressed parents improve relationships with their children, the group is now called Parents Helping Parents, and Laura Giusti, a Kansas University graduate student in clinical psychology, has become its leader.
HELEN G. PRICE
June 21, 1991
Graveside services for Helen G. Price, 82, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Price died Thursday, June 20, 1991, at Sterling Heights nursing home in Lawrence.
BERT R. PERRY
June 21, 1991
Services for Bert R. Perry, 88, Baldwin, are pending at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mr. Perry died Thursday, June 20, 1991, at his home.
FINNEY VIEWS HOCH REMAINS
June 21, 1991
Gov. Joan Finney said today during a tour of fire-ravaged Hoch Auditorium that the state will be hard-pressed to find the money to rebuild the Kansas University landmark. “I’m shocked. It’s really a heartbreaking thing,” Finney said after emerging from the interior of Hoch. “There is a great feeling of loss.”
DESOTO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS RECEIVE PAY RAISES FROM BOARD
June 21, 1991
After examining state and national salaries for teachers and administrators, the DeSoto school board approved this week a hefty increase in administrators’ pay in an effort to bring it closer to the state average. The pay increase will benefit the entire administrative staff, and more than one administrator will receive a raise of $10,000.
PSI PUTS BUILDING ON THE MARKET
June 21, 1991
Professional Services Inc. is proceeding with plans to reduce its presence in Lawrence and has put one of its buildings in the Oread West Corporate and Research Park up for sale. PSI, which acquired Hall-Kimbrell Environmental Services early last year, announced in March that it planned to close Hall-Kimbrell’s corporate support center this summer, which would eliminate 45 jobs in Lawrence. It said that 14 to 25 of the people affected would be reassigned to PSI’s corporate support center in Chicago, where the company has its headquarters.