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TEENS IN STOLEN VAN CAUGHT AFTER CRASH
May 13, 1991
Two teen-agers being chased by Johnson County authorities were injured early Sunday in eastern Douglas County when the stolen van they were in went out of control and rolled onto its top. The two teens, who told authorities they had run away from a youth home in Shawnee, were treated after the accident at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.
DEVELOPER ASKS CITY TO REZONE 6TH STREET TRACT
May 13, 1991
A local developer is seeking rezoning at the southeast corner of Sixth and Iowa streets that would allow a large office building and/or high-density housing. Duane Schwada has requested that the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission consider rezoning 4.23 acres of the land to residence-office (RO-1) from multifamily residence (RM-2). There are about 7.5 acres at the site.
PEACE RUN
May 13, 1991
(Staff photo by Mike Yoder) Hart Krien, San Francisco, passes the torch around to Kennedy School students this morning after runners in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run arrived at the school. A noon rally and a sister-city flag celebration were planned today with the Peace Run participants. The Peace Run is an international torch relay circling the globe, crossing seven continents.
GLADYS F. TORKELSON
May 13, 1991
Services for Gladys Frances Torkelson, 87, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. William Atchley officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Everest. Mrs. Torkelson died Sunday, May 12, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FOR THE RECORD
May 13, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LOCAL MAN SPURS INQUIRY OVER HIRING
May 13, 1991
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating a complaint by a local man who claimed the Lawrence Police Department refused to hire him as an officer because he is a member of the National Guard. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor office in Kansas City, Mo., said the department’s Veterans, Employment and Training Service is conducting the inquiry.
BODY SHOP FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST INSURANCE FIRM
May 13, 1991
A Lawrence body shop is seeking $10 million in punitive damages against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. in a lawsuit that has been filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. In the lawsuit, which was filed in February, T.K. Hite Collision Repair Inc., which does business as Hadl Collision Repair, 3401 W. Sixth, alleges that State Farm refuses to pay for repair work done by the body shop.
GANNETT TO PAY FOR JOURNALIST TO TEACH AT KU
May 13, 1991
For the 16th consecutive year, the Gannett Foundation of Arlington, Va., will fund the professional journalist in residence program at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the Kansas University. Mike Kautsch, KU journalism dean, said the $55,000 grant will allow a working journalist to spend a year at KU teaching such courses as reporting, editing, editorial writing and newspaper management. A search committee has been formed to recruit the candidates. The position will be advertised nationally and nominations sought from news executives and educators.
COMMISSION OKS HEALTH CARE PLANS
May 13, 1991
The Douglas County Commission today approved a series of staff recommendations to insure adequate funding for the county’s health insurance program. The commission also voted to support a grant proposal from the Lawrence Indian Center to the Administration for Native Americans. The grant would be used to develop an Issues Management System that “maps” concerns and seeks solutions to problems in the county’s Indian community.
BUILDING PERMITS RISE DURING APRIL
May 13, 1991
Buoyed by an increase in new single-family home construction, Lawrence’s building permit valuations increased to $6.12 million in April. “It looks like we had a pretty good month overall,” said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector.
RAIN TAKES A BREAK FOR ART EVENT
May 13, 1991
The artists who gathered Sunday at South Park looked up to the heavens at about noon, not to solicit divine inspiration but to figure out if more rain was on the way. But despite the dark skies, persistent drizzle and a few thunderclaps, Art in the Park opened after a one-week delay.
(STAFF PHOTO BY BEN BIGLER)
May 13, 1991
Wendell Wiebe-Powell, Lawrence, and his 2-year-old son, Jordan, look at wooden boats built by Mike Riehm, Lawrence, at Art in the Park Sunday afternoon in South Park. Despite some early rain, the annual art sale and show drew a good crowd.
MATTIE G. BLACK
May 13, 1991
Services for Mattie G. Black, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Dan DeHart officiating. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery in Jefferson County. Mrs. Black died Sunday, May 12, 1991, at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.
JAMES A. WATKINS
May 13, 1991
Services for James Arlis Watkins, 71, Baldwin, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. John A. Clippinger officiating. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Saturday, May 11, 1991, at his home.
ACTION LONG OVERDUE
May 13, 1991
The veterans of the Korean War deserve far better than the nation has given them in the way of simple recognition for their efforts and sacrifices. Fortunately, a program to create a local memorial to Korean veterans is under way and such a site is planned for the Kansas University campus in the relatively near future. Chancellor Gene Budig, an Air Force reserve general, has been in the forefront of the effort to bring this about.
AREA PROGRAM CATERS TO WILDLIFE
May 13, 1991
For a number of years, Diane Johnson took in and rehabilitated orphaned and injured wild animals, but the high costs of supplies soon forced her to set some priorities. “I didn’t want to stop because I knew there was a need,” she said.
DISC DOG
May 13, 1991
(Staff photo by Ben Bigler) A Yorkshire terrier named Bigger Than a Chigger jumps over the back of its owner, Sharon Thompson, Lenexa, to grab a mini-Frisbee Sunday afternoon during a canine Frisbee contest in South Park.
92 FUNDS
May 13, 1991
The United Way of Douglas County has announced tentative plans for allocating the $1,007,550 that the agency hopes to raise during this year’s campaign. Barb Smith, executive director of the United Way, said total funding for the 29 agencies will be $957,451 if the campaign goal of $1,007,550 is reached. The campaign goal is higher than the proposed funding for agencies because United Way allocates 12 percent of the money collected for administration, and an average of 4 percent of pledges aren’t collected.
S RIGHT AT HOME WITH CABLE TV
May 13, 1991
Rob Marshall has two loves his family and cable television. Hired in 1978 to become executive director of the Mid-America Cable TV Assn., Marshall made sure he could relocate the group’s headquarters to the basement of his Lawrence home.
LAWRENCE SEES ANOTHER STATE TITLE
May 13, 1991
Not to make it seem anticlimactic, but Lawrence High’s girls swimmers and divers had seen it all before. Several of them saw it with their own eyes in 1989 when they won the state championship by a tenuous six points. A few more saw it in 1990 when they won it all by 59 points.
KU OFFICIALS PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE DRINKING
May 13, 1991
It came in as a medical emergency. When Kansas University police arrived at GSP-Corbin Hall, they found a woman who was complaining about chest pains. The report said she seemed more upset about the police and Douglas County Ambulance Service being there than she did about her condition.
SAVING THE BARN
May 13, 1991
A piece of white typing paper fastened by masking tape hangs on the door of Chamney Barn, which houses Kansas University’s glassforming studio. Written in red, the message on the sign proclaims, “No glass blowing or any hot work until further notice. We have been officially asked to shut down.”
KANSAS DECATHLETE HOPEFUL
May 13, 1991
Chris Walters placed eighth in the decathlon at last year’s Big Eight Outdoor track meet. That’s an accomplishment, considering not only was he a green freshman, but also he no-heighted in the high jump.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 13, 1991
DISMISSALS Karean Jumper and baby boy, Lawrence.