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PUBLIC MEETING SET ON HOMELESS
March 26, 1991
The United Way of Douglas County has called a special public meeting to gather ideas about providing services for homeless people in Lawrence. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday in the city commission meeting room of city hall.
FOR THE RECORD
March 26, 1991
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
FIRMS VIE FOR TONGANOXIE SCHOOL PROJECT
March 26, 1991
Representatives from four architectural firms made presentations to the Tonganoxie School Board Monday night in hopes of securing a construction project with the district. Board members held preliminary interviews with Hollis & Miller, Prairie Village; Horst, Terril & Karst Architects, Topeka; Lintecum Architects, Kansas City, Mo.; and Pettit Bullinger Associates, Wichita. Each firm was given 30 minutes to make its presentation.
CITY OKS RESOLUTIONS FOR GRANT APPLICATION
March 26, 1991
The Tonganoxie City Council on Monday night approved resolutions that will be sent to the state as part of a $300,000 Community Block Development Grant application from the Kansas Department of Commerce for a sewer line rehabilitation project. City Administrator Bill Crawford said the resolutions include a commitment of more than $311,000 in public funds for the project and an authorization to issue about $50,000 in temporary notes to BG Consultants, Lawrence, an engineering firm that has been working on designs for the project.
SCHOOL BOARD CREATES POSITION
March 26, 1991
The Wellsville school board voted unanimously to create a new school curriculum coordinator’s position at its meeting Monday night. The new staff member will coordinate curriculum requirements for grades kindergarten through 12 and perform the duties of assistant elementary school principal.
SCHULTE LEADS PACK IN CAMPAIGN FUNDS
March 26, 1991
Bob Schulte has narrowly surpassed John Nalbandian as the top money-raiser among the six remaining candidates for city commission, public disclosure records show. Schulte, the top vote-getter in the Feb. 26 primary election, had collected $7,529.91 during the period of the campaign that ended Thursday and including an earlier disclosure period.
PSYCHOLOGIST HELPS ATHLETES TOP BARRIERS
March 26, 1991
The director of sports psychology at Kansas University drew on a boyhood observation to explain how mental barriers prevent people from reaching their potential David Cook, who billed himself as second to KU basketball coach Roy Williams as the best sports psychologist on campus, told the Lawrence Rotary Club on Monday that grasshoppers he had captured for bait would jump “like popcorn” against the lid of the cardbox he’d place them in until their attempts to escape proved futile. By the time he would get to the pond, he said, the grasshoppers stopped jumping, even with the lid of the box open.
SAND DREDGING REQUEST ON AGENDA
March 26, 1991
A request for a conditional use permit for a sand dredging operation and sales on 130 acres near Schaake Bend along the Kansas River east of Lawrence highlights the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission. The planning commission meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
T OK WRECKING
March 26, 1991
The owner of a house that was demolished during a party Saturday said the tenants of the house did not have his permission to wreck the place. Bo Newsom, owner of the house at 2045 University Dr., said he was upset about the “housewrecking” party, which occurred after Kansas University’s basketball team upset Arkansas Saturday in the NCAA tournament.
DIE-HARD FAN PLANNING 2ND ROAD TRIP
March 26, 1991
Steve Siebert, a devoted Jayhawk basketball fan, is congratulating himself for having the foresight to sign up Feb. 22 for a ticket to the Final Four. Because he was wise enough to sign up early, Siebert is guaranteed a spot in the stands when Kansas University faces North Carolina at 4:39 p.m. CST Saturday in Indianapolis.
COUPLE PLEDGES $200,000 TO KU
March 26, 1991
A $200,000 commitment from Virginia and William Shackelford, Prairie Village, will provide resources for the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the KU Alumni Association. Their commitment also provides unrestricted resources for KU, James Muyskens, dean of the college, announced today. The gift, being developed through life insurance, will establish two new funds and will augment an existing fund at the KU Endowment Association.
COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
March 26, 1991
Sure, it was only a weeknight nonconference game. Only? Don’t tell that to Kansas’ baseball team.
VOTERS FACE SCALED-DOWN JAIL ISSUE
March 26, 1991
One week from today, Jefferson County voters once again will be asked to approve financing of a new law enforcement center that would house a new jail and offices for the county sheriff. In November’s general election, voters rejected a proposed $3.5 million facility by 121 votes. Because of technical legal questions, a method of financing the project wasn’t included on the ballot. Sheriff Roy Dunnaway had speculated that voters may have hesitated to approve construction without knowing how the work would be funded.
WEATHER
March 26, 1991
Lawrence may have missed out on setting a record high Monday, but a record overnight temperature was recorded this morning. The record overnight low of 68 degrees occurred after Monday’s high of 81 failed to cool off the usual 25 to 30 degrees. The record broke the former mark of 61, which was set in 1910 and 1976. In fact, the 68-degree reading was the warmest overnight low ever recorded in March in Lawrence.
BOARD HOPEFULS DISCUSS ISSUES
March 26, 1991
Overcrowding in Lawrence public schools and possible cuts in state educational funding were two topics of concern during a forum Tuesday for Lawrence School Board candidates. The forum, sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, involved all eight school board candidates: Kevin Elliott, Andy Galyardt, Jerry Hannah, Renee Karr, Mary Loveland, Tom Murray, Raymond Poteet and Harriet Shaffer.
JORDAN CARRIES HIS WEIGHT FOR KU
March 26, 1991
Adonis Jordan all 5-11, 170 pounds of him is the second-strongest player on the Kansas basketball team. He bench presses 240 pounds. Only 230-pound forward Alonzo Jamison clears more weight. “I’ve always enjoyed watching strong guards like Rumeal Robinson (ex-Michigan guard) and Mookie Blaylock (Oklahoma),” he said. “I like Mookie’s tone. I talked to Kevin Pritchard. He told me it’s important to be strong in the pros. He said the guards in the NBA post you up and bang you around.”
COUNTY TO DISCUSS LAKE CONCESSIONS
March 26, 1991
Summer will be on the minds of Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday night as they plan to discuss the concession stand contract for Lone Star Lake. The commission will review the contract with Stuart Doores, who has had the lake concession for several years. The county and Doores likely will have several points of negotiation in the contract.
ARCHITECT CLARIFIES EUDORA STUDIES
March 26, 1991
A number of Eudora school patrons have said they’re concerned about seemingly contradictory reports made by a Lawrence architect on the 1918 section of Eudora High School. However, Dave Evans of Gould Evans Architects, says it’s a matter of comparing apples to oranges.
S COX TOP AMERICAN
March 26, 1991
ANTWERP, Belgium Kansas University freshman Michael Cox was the top American finisher in the men’s junior race at the World Cross Country Championships here Sunday. Cox, a native of Hannibal, Mo., placed 22nd overall on the 8K course in 26:11.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 26, 1991
ADMISSIONS Carol Robertson, Oskaloosa; Marla Hefty, Lawrence.
PLANS PROGRESSING ON HISTORIC BUILDING
March 26, 1991
Two local men who want to renovate the historic Consolidated Barbed Wire Co. building east of city hall into a sculpture garden surrounded by artisan shops and entertainment areas said today they hope to begin raising funds for the project soon. Mike Elwell and Ron Miller, who have worked for about 18 months on plans to renovate the building, are scheduled to go before the Lawrence City Commission tonight. Elwell and Miller will be trying to get legal documents in place so they can start raising about $600,000 for the project.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE GRID RANCH
March 26, 1991
If Glen Mason felt like a lounge act on Monday, he sure didn’t act like it. Kansas football may be playing second banana to KU basketball these days, but perhaps the time isn’t too far off when the Jayhawks dare we say it play in a bowl game.
BUSHONG SERVICES
March 26, 1991
Private burial for Margaret Bushong, 81, Lawrence, will be Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. She was cremated. Miss Bushong died Thursday at Presbyterian Manor nursing home. At her request, no service will be conducted.
S WILLIAMS HAS TEMPERTOO
March 26, 1991
Like most everybody else, mild-mannered Roy Williams has a temper. “Coach is a good field goal kicker,” KU forward Mike Maddox said, alluding to Williams’ habit of booting basketballs in fits of anger at practice.
$2 MILLION LOTTERY PRIZE HAD TO WAIT ON JAYHAWKS
March 26, 1991
Howard Wilburn can thank his lucky stars he was having a terrible day last Wednesday. “It was kind of a day that started out bad and got worse,” the 43-year-old Lawrence resident said.
UMPIRE WALKER TO COACH LIONS
March 26, 1991
For the past nine years, Sandra Walker has worked as an umpire in city softball leagues. This spring, Walker will again be at the softball diamonds in a different capacity. She’ll be coaching Lawrence High’s softball team. The Lions open on Tuesday at Kansas City Washington.
TIMELY ROAD WORK
March 26, 1991
Approval of a bond issue on next Tuesday’s election ballot is a vital component to completing what officials call the “circumferential loop” of roads around Lawrence. The other two parts of the loop are the South Lawrence Trafficway, which will run from the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence to Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence, and the proposed Eastern Parkway, which would provide easy access from K-10 east of Lawrence to the downtown area. The final link in the highway chain is U.S. Highway 40, which is Sixth Street, to carry traffic from downtown to the south trafficway west of Lawrence.
PANEL HEARS TEEN PREGNANCY BILL TESTIMONY
March 26, 1991
Heather Davis of Baldwin says she made a mistake repeated too often by teen-agers. As a high school junior, she became pregnant. She struggles now to raise her 2-year-old son, Brett, and wants to help others escape her fate. “That old statement we always used to hear is still so true: `Our babies are having babies,’” Davis told a House committee on Monday. “Teen-agers don’t understand the consequences that come with parenting. I face these problems each day.”
FUTURE
March 26, 1991
Few new positions were revealed by candidates for Lawrence City Commission during a public forum Monday night. The 90-minute question-and-answer session, the final forum before next Tuesday’s general election, was sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
DISTRICT TO JOIN OUTCOMES-BASED PROGRAM
March 26, 1991
The Lawrence school board decided Monday the district should take part in a new state program of outcomes-based school accreditation, and it learned that enrollment at several elementary schools is nearing or exceeding capacity. The Kansas Department of Education recently approved the Quality Performance Accreditation Plan, which calls for schools to be accredited based on student outcomes.