Advertisement

Archive for Saturday, March 9, 1991

All stories

GOVERNMENT UNDER ATTACK
March 9, 1991
To the Editor: Our representative system of government is under attack in Topeka by the proponents of initiative and referendum. This concept is being pushed on the basis that it provides for a direct citizen involvement in the legislative process when, in fact, citizens are already involved in every electon by electing the people to represent them at every level of the government.
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
March 9, 1991
To the Editor: In response to the Indian situation in Lawrence, I have been a resident of the Lawrence area for only seven years, but I’m also part Indian. I am angered when I see all the mishaps the Indians of this fair city can get away with because they are Indian!
HUSKERS LEAD BIGSWIMS
March 9, 1991
Kansas’ men’s swim team began its second day of finals at the Big Eight Swimming and Diving Championships with a first-place finish, NCAA qualifying time and Big Eight, school and Devaney Center records in the 200 medley relay. Jeff Stout, Zhawn Stevens, Ed Riddle and Robert Townsend combined for KU’s all-time best 1:30.54 performance.
CITY PLANS TRAINING SESSION FOR NEW OFFICIALS
March 9, 1991
Reducing the seat-of-the-pants navigation required of new city commissioners is the goal of a training session planned for the Friday after the April 2 general election. “Those new commissioners will come to the April 9 meeting, be sworn in and then be expected to sit down and start making decisions,” said Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith, who with Commissioner Bob Walters conceived the first-time session.
CITY OFFICIAL WANTS QUICK IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEMS
March 9, 1991
In the city government that Rod Bremby envisions, city officials would identify trouble spots before the issues became big enough to cause residents to suffer. “Unfortunately, right now government structures are reactionary,” said Bremby, assistant city manager. “But, as we move towards more participatory forms of government, we’ll be more pro-active. Then we won’t have to wait until something happens in order to fix it.”
WATER FINALLY FLOWS AT MOBILE HOME PARK
March 9, 1991
Something different happened at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park on Friday. When residents turned on their water taps, water came out. “Oh, it makes me feel great, feel happy, I’m glad,” said Billy Carter, a resident of the park. “I can come in and take a bath when I get home. For the first time in a month and a half, I don’t have to haul water.”
KU RELAY TEAM MAKES FINALS
March 9, 1991
Kansas University’s 3,200-meter relay team of Donnie Anderson, Jason Teal, Dan Waters and Stacey Smiedala has qualified for the finals at the NCAA Indoor track and field championships. Kansas placed fourth in its preliminary heat Friday in 7:33.38. The top three finishers in each heat along with the next two fastest times qualified for the finals. Georgetown was top qualifier in 7:26.02.
RICHEY
March 9, 1991
For years, Patrick Richey dreamed of competing in the Big Eight Tournament. “I grew up in Kansas City watching the Big Eight Tournament waiting to get my chance. I finally get here and I can’t play. It’s very frustrating, but I’ve got three more years,” said KU’s 6-8 freshman forward from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
TWO SENTENCED IN KKK VANDALISM
March 9, 1991
Two men connected to vandalism in which the letters “KKK” were spray painted on East Lawrence buildings in October have been sentenced in Douglas County District Court. Chad Edwards, 19, 822 R.I., was sentenced to a year in jail on each of two counts of criminal damage to property. Edwards was convicted of spray painting “KKK” on two East Lawrence residences.
KU RIPS NORTHERN IOWA
March 9, 1991
If there’s a secret behind Jeff Berblinger’s recent hitting streak, he’s not about to divulge it. Berblinger, a Kansas University sophomore from Goddard, went two for three with two RBI as KU pounded Northern Iowa 18-8 Friday at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
HASKELL FOOTBALL TEAM SET FOR INDUCTION IN HALL
March 9, 1991
Haskell Indian Junior College’s undefeated 1926 football team will be among the latest inductees to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame, executive secretary Turner Cochran announced Friday. Also to be inducted in an April 13 ceremony are Andrew Hartley Payne, John Gene Allen and Edwin Stanton Moore.
BUS DRIVER AWARDED DAMAGES OF $157,000
March 9, 1991
A Douglas County jury has awarded a Lawrence school bus driver $157,000 in damages stemming from a September 1987 accident. Theresa Howe of Lawrence, the driver, actually was awarded $250,000 in damages, but the damages were reduced because jurors found she was 37 percent at fault for the accident.
RICHARD WALKER SR.
March 9, 1991
Private graveside services for Richard W. “Jack” Walker Sr., 86, Overland Park, will be Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Walker died Thursday at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
RANDALL NIGHTINGALE
March 9, 1991
Services are pending for Randall C. Nightingale, 36, Longview. Mr. Nightingale, a former Lawrence resident, died Friday night at a Longview hospital. The cause of death has not been determined. He was born July 19, 1954, and attended Lawrence public schools. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1972 and was a member of the football and wrestling teams.
MABEL L. SHEREMAN
March 9, 1991
Graveside services for Mabel L. Shereman, 100, Perry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Meriden Cemetery, Meriden. The Rev. Larry Fry will officiate. Mrs. Shereman died Thursday at an Oskaloosa nursing home.
BAKER SPLITS WITH WASHBURN
March 9, 1991
Baker University’s baseball team split a doubleheader with Washburn Friday, winning the second game 10-3 after dropping the opener 7-6. Brian Davis homered in both games, while Mark Cisneros and Don Diffinbaugh socked homers in the nightcap.
DOLE FEARS STATE FEUD ON WELK ISSUE
March 9, 1991
Federal projects in Kansas may be attacked by members of Congress retaliating for loss of funding for former bandleader Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, Sen. Bob Dole said Friday. Dole, R-Kan., blamed Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., for the trouble and said North Dakota lawmakers promised to examine spending plans for Kansas projects.
VIDEOCAMS AND POLICE
March 9, 1991
Another significant and valuable use has been found for home video cameras which originally were designed for sentimental or humorous family functions rather than police surveillance, for which they have created a number of headlines of late. Could it be that the knowledge that “somebody out there may be watching” will cause American law enforcement people to be considerably more temperate and humane in their treatment of suspects? The evidence currently is weighted in that direction, and that’s good.
KANSAS CHILLS COLORADO IN FIRST ROUND, 82-76
March 9, 1991
Mike Maddox couldn’t wait to get back to the Allis Plaza hotel Friday night. Not because Kansas’ 6-7 senior forward wanted to catch some late-night TV. Not because he wanted to sit back, relax and savor the Jayhawks’ 82-76 first-round Big Eight Tournament win over Colorado at Kemper Arena.
MABEL L. SHEREMAN
March 9, 1991
Graveside services for Mabel L. Shereman, 100, Perry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Meriden Cemetery, Meriden. The Rev. Larry Fry will officiate. Mrs. Shereman died Thursday at an Oskaloosa nursing home.
FUNDING MAY BE CUT
March 9, 1991
State funding for juvenile detention centers in Douglas County and three other counties may be in jeopardy, Sen. Nancy Parrish, D-Topeka, said Friday. Douglas County was selected last year as the site of a proposed $1.5 million juvenile detention facility.
ANALYSTS
March 9, 1991
The local economy should not feel much of a shock in the aftermath of the lightning-quick Persian Gulf war, a Kansas University economic analyst said Friday. That’s because the Douglas County economy is not in recession, said Helga Upmeier, research associate at the Institute for Public Policy and Business Research.
NEBRASKA WINS IN OT
March 9, 1991
What Nebraska cleared Friday night can’t be found on the back of a camel. “We got over a mountain tonight, not a hump,” Husker forward Beau Reid said.
CONDOM SALES AT KU LIKELY TO CONTINUE
March 9, 1991
Condom purchases from vending machines in Kansas University residence halls apparently are sufficient to merit continuation of the sales experiment. A total of 434 packages of condoms was purchased from residence hall vending machines in February, and Bob Derby, manager of KU concessions, said Friday that it looked like KU would continue to stock condoms in vending machines. Condoms were added to residence hall machines at the beginning of the spring semester.
SATURDAY COLUMN
March 9, 1991
Where is the leadership in Kansas these days? If there were an account or ledger called “leadership” in the Sunflower state, it probably would show an overdraft or a notification of bankruptcy.