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VIGIL AT TEPEE SEEKS COMMUNITY HARMONY
May 2, 1991
The Rev. Bob Pinezaddleby prayed today in a tepee erected in South Park that Lawrence residents work in harmony to resolve tension in the community. Pinezaddleby, Lawrence, was one of several dozen people who participated in a healing ceremony and prayer vigil at the park, 13th and Massachusetts.
S THROW RANKS 4TH IN NATION
May 2, 1991
Kansans high schoolers particularly those who compete in Class 4A know how to fling the javelin. Concordia’s Aaron Larson owns the third best throw in the country this year at 220-10 and Baldwin’s Stan Johanning is No. 4 in the nation at 214-1 .
FOR THE RECORD
May 2, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PERRY APPOINTS NEW POLICE CHIEF
May 2, 1991
Perry Mayor Matt Willkomm appointed a new part-time police chief at Wednesday’s city council meeting and said he will continue to search for someone to head the police department full time. Larry Eberle, who has served as a reserve and part-time police officer in Perry for about five years, is the new chief. He said this morning that he will fill the position until the city hires a full-time chief.
DON W. MCDANIEL
May 2, 1991
A memorial service for Don W. McDaniel, 65, Union Lake, Mich., was held April 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, Mich. A native of Neodesha, Kan., Mr. McDaniel was a 1950 graduate of Kansas University.
ALBERTA S. HULTEEN
May 2, 1991
Graveside services for Alberta S. Hulteen, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bill Clendineng officiating. Mrs. Hulteen died Tuesday at the Valleyview Care Home.
KANSAS HOPING FOR AT-LARGE TOURNEY BID
May 2, 1991
Darned if it didn’t happen by two points two years in a row. Oklahoma State’s men’s tennis team, which clipped Kansas, 86-84, at last year’s Big Eight championships, successfully defended its crown, nipping KU, 95-93, last weekend in Oklahoma City.
TO THE EDITOR
May 2, 1991
What were the options? To the Editor:
MOTHER
May 2, 1991
The mother of a 22-year-old Native American man who was shot and killed by Lawrence police said she is far from satisfied that justice has been served. Orene Sevier of Lawrence said during press conferences Wednesday and today that the truth about the incident did not come out during a coroner’s inquest into the death of her 22-year-old son, Gregory.
WILLEMS THIRD AT WEST MEET
May 2, 1991
Lawrence High’s Jason Willems and Ryan Friesen place third and fifth respectively in singles at Wednesday’s Topeka West Invitational tennis tournament. As a team, the Lions placed eighth of nine teams.
FESTIVAL MARKS ATTRACTION OPENING
May 2, 1991
Old Jefferson Town, a village that re-creates early Jefferson County settlements, will hold its first Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the opening of the town for the tourist season. Phyllis Cooper, an Ozawkie woman organizing the festival, said 24 crafters have reserved space at the festival, and there’s still room for more. Several will line the boardwalk along the buildings, demonstrating their crafts, including bobbin lace making, wheat weaving, wool spinning and chainsaw wood carving.
FIRE DEPARTMENT HIRES ASSISTANT
May 2, 1991
The Lawrence Fire Department has filled a new position of management analyst. Kathy Saunders, 32, will be responsible for personnel records, records for the hazardous materials system, budget preparation and control, planning and research, and other duties.
TO THE EDITOR
May 2, 1991
Humorless cartoon To the Editor:
FIREFIGHTERS, CITY TO VOTE ON NEW PACT
May 2, 1991
The city and its firefighters have reached tentative agreement on a three-year work agreement, spokesmen announced today. The agreement, the first ever to cover three years, only required three sessions for the two sides to come to terms.
RECOGNITION FOR HONOR
May 2, 1991
A McLouth Junior High School student has gained recognition halfway around the globe for her academic achievements. Although she’d prefer to remain anonymous, Leslie Miller is known to the entire 403rd Military Police Enemy Prisoner of War Camp in Saudi Arabia as a member of the McLouth honor roll.
BAKER ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES FOR ANNUAL ALUMNI WEEKEND
May 2, 1991
Several hundred Baker University alumni are expected to return to the Baldwin campus May 17-19 for the annual Alumni Weekend, which will feature a golf tournament, class reunions and an awards luncheon. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. May 17, with a shotgun start of the 18th annual Karl Spear Golf Scramble at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The tournament is named for the longtime Baker athletic director and golf and football coach who died in 1985.
(STAFF PHOTO BY BEN BIGLER)
May 2, 1991
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin, left, and Mayor Bob Walters this morning discuss measures the city is taking in the wake of the April 21 fatal shooting of Gregory Sevier, a 22-year-old Native American man, by Lawrence police.
T BE IGNORED
May 2, 1991
Growing tensions in Lawrence’s Native American community cannot be ignored. Dissatisfaction over how the unexplained deaths of three local Indian men were investigated has now churned into a controversy that threatens to drive dangerous wedges between the Native American community and the rest of Lawrence. The tragedy of the recent deaths will be compounded if tensions between Native Americans and city officials are allowed to develop into a potentially violent situation.
(STAFF PHOTO BY MIKE YODER)
May 2, 1991
Orene and Willie Sevier, parents of 22-year-old Gregory Sevier, Wednesday discuss a coroner’s jury ruling that the fatal shooting of their son by two police officers was justifiable.
ROLL OVERCAMPER
May 2, 1991
They were fixtures on the campus rock scene. You couldn’t talk about the college alternative sound unless you mentioned Camper Van Beethoven. Just last year, one of their videos found its way into heavy rotation on MTV. Overwhelming popular success seemed theirs.
KU SHIFTS GRADUATION RAIN-OUT PLANS
May 2, 1991
Complications with holding indoor commencement ceremonies at several campus locations in case of rain have sent Kansas University officials back to the drawing board to devise a new contingency plan. After officials announced that KU’s 119th commencement ceremonies at Memorial Stadium would be canceled if it rained on May 19, complaints from students, parents, faculty and staff prompted the commencement committee to rethink its planning. The tentative plan was to have a series of ceremonies using Allen Fieldhouse, Hoch Auditorium and Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
COMPLAINT FILED OVER ALLEGATIONS
May 2, 1991
The former director of homeless services for the Salvation Army in Lawrence has charged that Kansas University’s new student body president falsified work records. Jeannie Blankenship, the former Salvation Army official, said Darren Fulcher, who was elected KU student body president last month, falsely claimed 44 hours of work in a community service program early this year and forged Blankenship’s signature to get paid.
COMMENCEMENT
May 2, 1991
A former U.S. ambassador to England and Belgium, a well-known political preacher and a local college president will be Baker University’s 121st commencement guests at this year’s ceremony at 2 p.m. May 19 in Baker’s Collins Sports and Convention Center. Charles H. Price II, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium and to the Court of St. James’s in London, will present the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. His speech will be on “Growing Responsibilities in a Shrinking Globe.”
HAN WINS LEAGUE TITLE
May 2, 1991
Patrick Han broke both his foot AND Kansas tennis coach Scott Perelman’s heart during a pick-up basketball game last winter. “We came back from the national indoor and coach gave us a few days off,” said Han, a junior transfer from Northwestern. “I went out, played some hoops and … crack. Coach Perelman was pretty upset. It’s one of his golden rules of things not to do.”
FLORY CLOSES INVESTIGATION OF SHOOTING
May 2, 1991
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory today concluded his investigation into the April 21 fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Native American man and said he based his decision on a coroner’s inquest that ruled the shooting was justifiable. “Based upon the verdict of the coroner’s jury and also my independent prosecutorial review of the case involving Gregory Sevier, I’ve determined that no criminal charges will be filed,” Flory said during a morning press conference in his office.
PROGRAM TO LOOK AT WOMEN IN WAR
May 2, 1991
The use of women troops by the United States in the Persian Gulf War has prompted the local chapter of the Kansas State Nursing Assn. to present a program on “Women in Combat: A History.” The program, open to the nursing community and the public, will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. A social period will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
COUNTY TIGHTENS LONE STAR LAKE RULES ON DRINKING
May 2, 1991
Within the next month, rules further restricting alcohol consumption will take effect at Lone Star Lake. At its meeting Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission fine-tuned and unanimously approved amendments aimed at tightening some drinking regulations and simplifying their enforcement.
LEGISLATORS FIGHT FOR REGENTS FUNDS
May 2, 1991
As a conference committee tries to find middle ground between a tax package passed by the Kansas Senate and one endorsed by the Kansas House, local legislators are struggling to keep some new money in state university budgets. In its negotiations, the committee, which comprises members of both chambers of the Kansas Legislature, is seeking a compromise that will withstand a threatened veto by Gov. Joan Finney.
LIONS SUFFER THREE LOSSES AT KC TURNER
May 2, 1991
Lawrence High’s softball team went 0-3, dropping two one-run games Wednesday at the Kansas City Turner Tournament. The Lions fell to Spring Hill, 6-5, Platte County, 8-7, and Bonner Springs, 11-6.
(STAFF PHOTO BY RICHARD GWIN)
May 2, 1991
May Day Katie McManness, 8, a second-grader in Debby Crader’s class at Schwegler School, spent part of Wednesday arranging paper flowers in a May Day basket.
(STAFF PHOTO BY RICHARD GWIN)
May 2, 1991
Bob Pinezaddleby, center, this morning explains a cedar-cleansing service taking place in a tepee placed in South Park to, from left, Chris McHale, and former City Commissioner Mike Rundle. The cleansing is performed by Native Americans to purify their souls and minds, Pinezaddleby said.
KU STUDENTS USE DROP POLICY TO SHOP FOR CLASSES
May 2, 1991
A survey of Kansas University students who dropped classes last fall indicates that students, especially seniors, are using their option to drop classes as a way to “shop around” for courses they want to take. The practice of dropping courses after the deadline has passed for students to add courses to their schedules concerns university officials because it results in some empty class spaces that might have been filled by other students.
TENSIONS IN CITY PROMPT ACTIONS
May 2, 1991
City officials said today that they are taking steps to ease tensions between the city and the Native American community, which have been strained since the April 21 fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Native American man by two Lawrence police officers. Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin released a list of actions today he has ordered in the wake of the shooting, including an internal affairs review and a study of the incident by training officers.