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TIGHT VOTE CONTINUES ROTC COURSE CREDIT
May 8, 1991
Faculty and student members of College Assembly, the governing body for Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, have voted to continue to count ROTC courses toward a liberal arts and sciences degree at KU. Members of College Assembly were asked to consider a resolution that would have barred ROTC from counting toward a bachelor’s degree, starting next spring. The resolution failed on a tie vote, 190-190.
FOR THE RECORD
May 8, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUNTY HELPS SEARCH LAKE FOR WOMAN
May 8, 1991
Topeka police and Douglas County sheriff’s officers Tuesday night searched the Clinton Lake area for an 82-year-old Topeka woman who has been missing since Friday afternoon. Searchers combed the lake and the surrounding area from about 4 p.m. until nightfall but could not find June Ortega.
BRUNSKY SERVICES
May 8, 1991
Services for Ima Jean Brunsky, 51, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home with Dennis Loewen officiating. Burial will be in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner. Mrs. Brunsky died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had been ill, but the cause of death was unavailable.
GRABER SERVICES
May 8, 1991
Services for Jessie Evelyn Graber, 90, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by Adah Chapter No. 7 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Graber died Monday at a Conway Springs nursing home.
GRAY
May 8, 1991
Funeral services for Howard S. “Sam” Gray, 80, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka with the Rev. Paul Mitchell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids with military honors conducted by a Fort Riley military detail.
SHERIFF TO UPDATE PROBE INTO DEATHS
May 8, 1991
Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said he would issue an update Thursday about an investigation into the deaths of three Native American men. A press conference tentatively has been scheduled for 10 a.m. at the sheriff’s department, located on the second floor of the Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th.
IMPACT
May 8, 1991
Both the Lawrence school board and the Lawrence Education Assn. this morning made a plea to Gov. Joan Finney not to veto a tax package passed by the 1991 Legislature, saying that such a veto would “punish” property owners in Lawrence and across the state with enormous tax burdens. Teachers and school officials made the request during a morning press conference, at which Lawrence School Board President Maggie Carttar explained specifically how the veto would affect local property taxes and Lawrence school programs.
COUNCIL STUDIES STREET REPAIRS
May 8, 1991
The Linwood City Council conducted a thorough study of the city’s streets Tuesday night to determine which ones will receive new chip and seal surfaces. Council members compiled a list of the streets most in need of repair. They will send the list to the Leavenworth County road and bridge department today to request a cost estimate for the work, said Mayor Arlene Pritchard.
LIONS, SM EAST SPLIT TWINBILL
May 8, 1991
Lawrence High’s softball team split a doubleheader with Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at Holcom Complex. The Lions, paced by the two-hit pitching of Jamie Smith, won the opener, 3-1. East captured the second game, 4-0.
WEST TEAMS REPEAT AS LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL WINNERS
May 8, 1991
West Junior High runner Aroop Pal and his teammate Tiffany Spratt may use different training methods, but the results were the same Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. Pal won the two-mile run and anchored winning efforts in the medley and two-mile relay and Spratt was tops in the 440-yard run as West’s boys and girls won the Lawrence Invitational for the second straight year.
COLLEGE ALL-STARS
May 8, 1991
First Team 1B David Tappan, Baker. 2B Scott Fink, Baker. SS Jarrod Titus, William Jewell. 3B Danny Hinds, Missouri Valley. OF Mark Cisneros, Baker; Mike Teague, Culver-Stockton; Jarrett Stuckey, Mid-America Nazarene; Luke Beamon, Missouri Valley. C Jeff Davis, Evangel. P Mike Rounbehler, Baker; Wes Shank, Evangel; Jose Sanchez, Missouri Valley. DH Brian Davis, Baker. Utility Troy Popplewell, Missouri Valley. Coach Rick Eberly, Tarkio. Second Team
SPRUCING UP
May 8, 1991
Staff photo by Ben Bigler) A work crew this morning prepares a circle of ground near Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium so it can be replanted with grass. This area will get a lot of attention in 11 days because KU Commencement is scheduled for May 19 in the stadium.
NEW INTERIM OFFICIAL TACKLING COUNTY APPRAISAL DUTIES
May 8, 1991
In a job where everybody wants to see the baby after just talking about labor pains, it’s probably good that Sharon Dominik, the county’s interim appraisal coordinator, can fall back on some experience in obstetrics. Mrs. Dominik was named to the position April 24 after Douglas County appraiser Don Gordon resigned. She said the challenges presented by her new assignment were reminiscent of some of her experiences as a registered nurse, including more than one instance of delivering babies to women who barely made it to the hospital in time.
2 STILL HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT
May 8, 1991
A Lecompton man and a Perry man remained hospitalized this morning from injuries they suffered in an accident Saturday morning. Gary Wolford, 32, Lecompton, was listed in fair condition with multisystem trauma this morning in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, and Kenton Mische, 20, Perry, was listed in fair condition at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
FACULTY URGE EARTHQUAKE AID
May 8, 1991
Several Kansas University faculty members, citing KU’s close connections with Costa Rica, have joined in an appeal for local contributions to aid earthquake relief efforts in that Central American nation. KU anthropology professor John Hoopes, who conducts research in Costa Rica, said, “Given KU’s strong association with the University of Costa Rica and all they have done for our students for more than 30 years, there’s a very strong feeling at KU that we should help out our colleagues in Costa Rica.”
JUNIOR HIGH RESULTS
May 8, 1991
Tuesday at Memorial Stadium BOYS Team scores: West 123, South 107, Topeka Logan 83, Olathe Frontier Trail 83, Leavenworth Patton 76, Topeka Northern Hills 41, Central 14. Individual results
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 8, 1991
DISMISSALS Lisa Hetrick, Lawrence.
HARRIS BUSY IN DUAL ROLE
May 8, 1991
Recruiting makes this a busy time of the year for Baker’s head football coach. And BU’s baseball coach is just as cramped for time since his team qualified for the district playoffs. Two busy guys, right? Make that one busy guy.
DEAL IN WORKS FOR ALLEN PRESS
May 8, 1991
Two years of “off and on” negotiations between Douglas County and the owners of Allen Press may lead to a multiparty purchase of downtown buildings and property owned by the company, a county official said Tuesday. Included in the package is the Old English Lutheran Church building, 1040 N.H. The 120-year-old building has been the subject of a three-year legal battle between preservationists and Allen Press’ owners, who had sought permission to demolish it.
EXPO SHOWCASES KANSAS FOOD
May 8, 1991
Food booths lined the Kansas Expocentre last weekend for the Kansas Food Celebration Expo, sporting an alphabet of home-grown food and drink ranging from apple cider to Prairie Dew wine. Food products made by companies in the state Board of Agriculture’s `From the Land of Kansas’ program were featured, showcasing the diversity of Kansas foods and the Kansans who prepare them. Mexican nacho dips from Topeka shared floor space with oriental tempura from Hutchinson and beef and cabbage bierocks from St. Francis.
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES STREET SIGN PURCHASE
May 8, 1991
The Lecompton City Council hopes to make motorists a little more aware of areas where school children might wander into the street. Council members decided this week to purchase several school zone and stop signs to post along city streets.
CITY DISCUSSES RESPONSE TO SHOOTING
May 8, 1991
A study of how other cities’ police forces handle domestic disturbances and how Lawrence police are perceived by Lawrence residents were among the suggestions that came out of a city commission discussion Tuesday. In its first opportunity to discuss the April 21 fatal shooting of a Lawrence man by police, the Lawrence City Commission reviewed action the city already has taken and looked ahead to possible further actions.
STORM TROOPERS
May 8, 1991
They lead a life on the road, plying their trade in high places. They’re called gypsies, stormers, storm troopers.
MILK-PRICE GAMBLE PAYS BONUS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
May 8, 1991
Imagine buying a lottery ticket and having to wait several months to see if it paid off. Jeanette Armstrong, director of food service for the Lawrence school district, was in a similar situation last summer when, for the first time, she took a gamble and tied the district’s purchase price for milk to market fluctuations in dairy prices.
CITY INSISTS LEGAL AID BE FUNDED
May 8, 1991
City commissioners on Tuesday replaced a card in the deck then told a citizen committee to reshuffle its recommendations for allocating community development funds this year. Following a recommendation from City Manager Mike Wildgen, commissioners unanimously agreed that Douglas County Legal Aid, which the committee had recommended be cut, be financed through the federal program.
S LOVE OF SPORT GOES INTO OT
May 8, 1991
(Staff photo by Richard Gwin) Dean Sheets, 63, is a sporting enthusiast. And he’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Just recently, he competed in the Old Timers Wrestling Tournament in St. Marys.
DILLON SERVICES
May 8, 1991
Services for Jerry Allen Dillon, 47, Leander, Tex., will be 9 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Don Dunn will be the officiant. Mr. Dillon died Sunday in Round Rock, Tex., of apparent complications of a stroke he had suffered earlier.
SOME ADVICE
May 8, 1991
What should a homeowner look for when selecting a roofer? One of the most important considerations is getting an agreement in writing that work is guaranteed, says Julia Pitner, director of the local Consumer Affairs Assn.
LOCAL FIRM WINS SRS OFFICE BID
May 8, 1991
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has accepted the bid of Venture Properties Inc. in Lawrence for a 15-year lease of a 20,000-square-foot building the company will construct on a vacant lot at 19th and Delaware. The new building will become the Lawrence Area SRS office, replacing the office now being used at 649 E. Eighth.
CITY OFFICIALS CRITICAL OF ANONYMOUS NEWSLETTER
May 8, 1991
An anonymous newsletter commenting on events surrounding the recent fatal shooting by police of a local Native American resident is inaccurate, inflammatory and damaging to the healing process, officials said. Also today, Lawrence resident Fred Markham began circulating letters calling for the dismissal of three officials involved in the shooting investigation.
T GO AWAY
May 8, 1991
Ninety miles up the river in the self-styled Little Apple, Kansas State’s athletic department is dog-paddling in an ocean of red ink. K-State’s financial woes aren’t clearly defined, but they are considerable. How bad are the KSU athletic department’s cash flow problems?
(STAFF PHOTO BY RICHARD GWIN)
May 8, 1991
Ciriaco Guzman, 23, Lubbock, Tex., recently cuts in wooden shingles on a Lawrence house that was damaged in the March 26 hailstorm. The firm that Guzman works for ld and many other companies are doing a booming business as a result of the storm.