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WELCOME WEAPONS SWITCH
May 14, 1991
President George Bush’s announcement Monday that he would destroy all U.S. chemical weapons within 10 years of a global ban is a positive sign for future world peace. Bush previously had insisted on the U.S. being allowed to maintain 2 percent of its chemical weapons for possible use in retaliation for other chemical attacks. In his statement Monday, Bush said the threat of chemical weapons being used in the Persian Gulf made him reconsider his stand and realize that only a worldwide ban on such weapons is acceptable.
TO THE EDITOR
May 14, 1991
Fair tax shake To the Editor:
TO THE EDITOR
May 14, 1991
To the Editor: At 73, with puffy eyes and long, stringy hair, I passed a little 5-year-old girl in the thrift shop. I smiled at her. She smiled back and said, “You are a pretty lady.” Startled and surprised, all I could think to say was “Oh, thank you. What a beautiful thing to say,” and we moved on.
FOR THE RECORD
May 14, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
S MOBILE HOME
May 14, 1991
A fire that began this morning when lint and bedding materials were ingited by a water heater badly damaged the mobile home of a woman and her four children, Lawrence firefighters reported today. Firefighters were called at 1:18 a.m. today to the mobile home of Darla Cox and her children, who range in age from 5 to 9.
MAN GETS LIFE TERM IN RAPEKIDNAPPING
May 14, 1991
A 29-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday on charges stemming from the Nov. 1 kidnapping and rape of a 23-year-old woman. Randy E. Snodgrass was sentenced to life imprisonment on a felony count of aggravated kidnapping, five to 20 years on a count of rape, five to 20 years on a count of aggravated sodomy and two to 10 years on a count of aggravated assault.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
May 14, 1991
A longtime friend of people with disabilities has announced his resignation from the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Gary Scott, who since 1985 has been the parks department’s special populations coordinator, will resign June 3 to become recreation director in Liberal.
SALES TAX RECEIPTS EDGE UP IN MARCH
May 14, 1991
Douglas County’s sales tax collections for March were 4.78 percent above the amount collected for the same month a year ago, according to figures from the Kansas Department of Revenue. The county collected $1.87 million in March, compared with March 1990 collections of $1.78 million, according to the department’s figures, which cover the county’s collections of the state-imposed 4.5 percent sales tax.
POST OFFICE SITE SELECTION IS UNDER WAY
May 14, 1991
Possible sites for a new Jayhawk Station post office could be selected by early June, a Postal Service official said Monday. Friday was the deadline for site proposals for the new post office that will replace the Jayhawk Station, 1519 W. 23rd, with a larger, more modern facility.
DORIS BRICKNER
May 14, 1991
COLLINSVILLE, CONN. Services for Doris (Kirby) Brickner, 82, West Hartford, Conn., will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville, with the Rev. Richard Simeone officiating. Mrs. Brickner died Sunday, May 12, 1991, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.
ROBERT D. FOX
May 14, 1991
WASHINGTON, D.C. Services for Robert D. Fox, 44, Falls Church, Va., are scheduled for tonight in Washington, D.C.. Mr. Fox died Saturday, May 11, 1991, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, of heart failure.
LION SOFTBALL SEASON ENDS WITH 9-1 LOSS
May 14, 1991
Lawrence High’s softball team ended its season with a 9-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West here Monday. “We played a good season,” LHS coach Sandra Walker said after the regional loss to the Vikings at the Wyco fields dropped the Lions’ record to 5-16. “We didn’t win as many as some other teams did. But we played with a lot of team spirit. It has been really encouraging how good the team looks compared to past years. We did scare some other teams, we did make other people look up.”
CATLIN FIRES FIRST-PLACE 66 AS LAWRENCE HIGH GOLFERS WIN REGIONAL
May 14, 1991
Lawrence High coach Ron Commons was getting worried. He wasn’t sure the Lions’ boys golf team would qualify for state. That was before he found out sophomore John Catlin had shot a 66.
CADET LAW CANDIDATE NAMED
May 14, 1991
James Snell, Lawrence High School junior, has been selected as a Cadet Law candidate. The Cadet Law program, which is sponsored by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the American Legion, teaches high school students about law enforcement. This year’s program will be June 2-9 at the state law enforcement academy in Salina.
S AIDE NAMED
May 14, 1991
Former Stanford assistant Renee Brown has joined the Kansas women’s basketball staff, head coach Marian Washington announced today. Brown spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Stanford.
20 KU STUDENTS RECEIVE RESEARCH AWARDS
May 14, 1991
Twenty Kansas University students recently received University Undergraduate Research Awards for summer 1991. The awards, of $1,000 each, enable undergraduates to devote themselves full time to research during the summer. The research awards are funded by KU’s General Research Fund and administered by the College Honors Program. J. Michael Young, professor of philosophy, is acting director of the program.
DRAWING HEAT
May 14, 1991
(Staff photo by Mike Yoder) These Lawrence High School sophomores bake in Monday’s sun as they sit outside Laundromat No. 777, 1827 La., and draw the high school building for a drawing class. The students are, from left, Tim Hettinger, Nathan Anthony and Jason Robb.
EUDORA BOARD ACCEPTS BID FOR RAZING OF HIGH SCHOOL
May 14, 1991
After more than a year of bitter controversy over the fate of Eudora High School, the building is coming down. School board members opened bids at Monday’s meeting for demolition of the 1918 section of the school and accepted the low bid of $41,532 from McPherson Wrecking Co., Grantville.
STATERS
May 14, 1991
(Staff photos by Richard Gwin) Students from Lawrence High School who will attend this year’s American Legion Boys’ State are, left to right, Beau Collier, Alfred Wells, Mathew Spain, David Sackman, Haile Sims, Jason Leib, Nathan Penny, Dan Stone, John Anderson, Jim Sampson and Adam Shulenburger. Boys’ State, which will be held May 25 through June 1 at Kansas University, teaches high school students who have completed their junior year about the workings of state government.
NEW BOUNDARY PLAN PALATABLE TO BOARD
May 14, 1991
The Lawrence School Board on Monday discussed elementary school boundary changes that, while not relieving crowding at Quail Run School as much as a previous proposal, appeared to be more acceptable to parents. Five weeks ago, the board discussed a boundary committee proposal to transfer about 94 students from Quail Run School to Hillcrest and Riverside schools. Under that proposal, students from Riverside and Hillcrest also would be transferred to accommodate incoming Quail Run students.
91 NAMED AT BASEHOR-LINWOOD
May 14, 1991
Basehor-Linwood High School is graduating 105 seniors from its class of 1991. They are: Lisa Marie Aldridge, James William Allred Jr., Jeffrey Layne Alterman, Bret M. Anderson, Sonja Michelle Arnold, Katherine Maurine Baker, Jonathan C. Barnett, Jaresa Dione Barnett-Bey, Chandra Dawn Bell, Jenny Christine Bethard, Thomas Eugene Birchfield II, William Fred Blackburn, Angela Christine Bond, Lawrence W. Burton Jr., April Michele Butler, Kerri Lynn Carter, Jason Lee Chambers, Heath Clark, Shawn Lee Cole, Shannon Lee Connaghan, Matthew B. Denney, David Eric Dunn.
BALDWIN DEFERS STREET PROJECT VOTE
May 14, 1991
Requests to extend two city streets were put on hold again by the Baldwin City Council at its meeting Monday night. The council deferred action on whether to build a chip-and-seal road or to require a paved road with curbs and storm gutters on an extension of Jasper Street between Kibbee and Quayle.
OFFICIAL SEEKS TEMPORARY HELP FOR APPRAISER
May 14, 1991
Help could be on the way for the Douglas County appraiser’s office if the county commission on Wednesday approves a county official’s request for seven temporary workers. County Administrator Chris McKenzie will make the request during the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
SCHOOL BOARD OKS SUMMER RENOVATIONS AT JUNIOR HIGH
May 14, 1991
Despite potential drastic cuts in state aid to the Lawrence school district, the Lawrence school board Monday approved summer renovations to Central Junior High School, saying the capital outlay monies used for the work would not be affected by the loss in state aid. The board approved the purchase of 740 new lockers for Central as part of the district’s $100,000 renovation of the school this summer. The new lockers are to be purchased in phases, and the proposed purchase would provide new lockers for the first- and second-floor hallways and for the boys’ physical education and athletic areas.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 14, 1991
DISMISSALS Denise Gillogly and baby boy, Lawrence; Rhonda Hamlin and baby boy, Lawrence; Cheryl Grosdidier and baby boy, Lawrence.
KU MED CENTER STARTS OFFERING FREE SCREENINGS FOR HEPATITIS C
May 14, 1991
Beginning today, the Kansas University Medical Center will offer free screenings for hepatitis C, a liver disease that affects about 170,000 people each year. During an interview last week at the medical center campus in Kansas City, Kan., Dr. Joseph Eisenach, a hepatologist, explained that hepatitis C is one of a number of viruses that infects the human liver. It can be fatal.
ALVAMAR TENNIS AS STRONG AS GOLF
May 14, 1991
If you’re a sports fan and you read or hear the word “Alvamar,” chances are you think of golf. Yearly, in one magazine or another, the local golf layout receives mention as one of the top 100 courses in the country.
POPULATION CRUSH
May 14, 1991
Probably no factor complicates a broader range of human problems around the globe than what a report Monday called the “ominous” growth in the world population. The report, issued by the United Nations, predicted that the world population will reach 5.4 billion by mid-1991 and rise to about 10.2 billion, perhaps as soon as 2050. And 95 percent of that growth will take place in developing nations that already are straining to support their people.
RUNNING FOR PEACE
May 14, 1991
(Staff photo by Richard Gwin) Greg Trout, 18, a member of the Lawrence Green Machine Special Olympics team, carries the Peace Run torch Monday into South Park past a line of flag-waving international students from Hillcrest School. The Peace Run, an international torch relay circling the globe, passed through Lawrence on Monday. See story, page 14A.
LINK HOPES TO MAKE SITE MORE ACCESSIBLE
May 14, 1991
Six years and about 100,000 meals after it first opened, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) is asking the general public for financial assistance for the first time. The organization, which began operating on Valentine’s Day in 1985, serves meals to those who need them out of First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
KU SALARIES LOSE STEP WITH PEERS
May 14, 1991
Surveys show professors at similar institutions out-earn KU profs
KU TRACK INKS HOWERTON
May 14, 1991
Erin Howerton, a senior at Buhler High, has signed a national track letter of intent with Kansas, coach Gary Schwartz said Monday. Howerton, a Hutchinson native, chose KU over Kansas State and Arkansas.
VALUATION NOTICES RAISE MAIL QUESTION
May 14, 1991
An attorney for the Property Valuation Division of the state Department of Revenue said today that counties only need to send valuation notices when there’s been a change in the value of the property. The question about who had to receive the notices arose this morning when Douglas County officials met with Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members at a “Good Morning, Lawrence” breakfast at the Lawrence Holidome.
KARL F. OBERNDORF
May 14, 1991
Karl F. Oberndorf, 91, Eudora, died Monday, May 13, 1991, at the home of his neice, Penelope Rose, in Eudora. Cremation is planned. There will be no services. Inurnment will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Whittier, Calif.
FRIESEN MAKES STATE
May 14, 1991
Ryan Friesen had just qualified for the state tennis tournament, but he was in no mood to celebrate. Temperatures around 90 degrees combined with humidity above 50 percent can do that to you.
PEACE RUN STOPS IN CITY ON JOURNEY ACROSS U.S.
May 14, 1991
Hart Krien isn’t running across the country for politics or money. He’s running for peace. Krien and 20 others jogged into Lawrence on Monday as part of International Peace Run, a relay that emphasizes worldwide friendship through sport.
REPORT
May 14, 1991
After 51 years of service, the Community Building, 115 W. 11th, is getting a little ragged around the edges. The roof leaks. The gymnasium floor is worn out. So is the ventilation system. It doesn’t meet certain building and safety codes and is not energy efficient.