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CLASSROOM VIDEO
May 15, 1991
A number of school districts across the country and in the Lawrence area are using commercial educational television as part of their classroom teaching. The project, called Channel One, provides a variety of educational programming on current events and other topics. Commercial sponsors pay for the programming in exchange for advertising time on Channel One.
PRIMARY CONCERN
May 15, 1991
Kansas Secretary of State Bill Graves has expressed concern that conflicting actions taken by the 1991 Legislature could result in the state’s 105 counties getting stuck with the $1.7 million bill to run the April 1992 presidential primary. Legislative action restored the presidential primary that last was held in 1980, but it failed to give the secretary of state’s office the additional funding to run the election. Graves is a strong supporter of the primary, but he suggested putting off its reinstatement until 1996 rather than passing the financial burden to the individual counties.
LOCAL CLUB TRAVELS WORLD THROUGH MUSICFOOD
May 15, 1991
Lawrence Music Club members coupled their love of music with a love of food this year in following the Kansas Federation of Music Club’s 1990-91 theme, “Reach out and Touch the World Through Music.” JoAnne Hicks, program chairman, said teaming international music with international foods proved a hit with the group. Compositions of musicians from different parts of the world were spotlighted at monthly meetings, and foods from those musicians’ homelands were served as refreshments.
PRINCIPAL TARGETS DRUG USE AT LHS
May 15, 1991
Contracts between Lawrence High School sports coaches and their athletes have given LHS faculty an idea for fighting drug and alcohol use among students. Starting next school year, all LHS students involved in sports or other extracurricular activities will be required to sign contracts specifying the consequences for students who are found using drugs or alcohol. The contracts and details of penalties will be drawn up later. LHS Principal Brad Tate said a group of 20 LHS staff members came up with the contract idea during a two-day retreat in Olathe in April. The original purpose of the meeting was to develop ways to meet federal mandates for drug education, but Tate said the group went somewhat beyond that goal.
ROBBED RESTAURANT SERVES SPECIAL FEAST FOR POLICEPATRONS
May 15, 1991
Armed robberies usually don’t have happy endings, but Fou Low did his best to cook one up. Low, owner of the Magic Wok restaurant, 1700 W. 23rd, served a special meal Tuesday night for members of the Lawrence Police Department and customers who were in his restaurant during an armed robbery on Mother’s Day, 1990.
COMMENCEMENT SET AT WELLSVILLE
May 15, 1991
Fifty-six seniors make up the 1991 class that will graduate from Wellsville High School. Commencement exercises are set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the red gym. The members of the class are:
MAYOR SETTLING INTO LIFE IN LEROY
May 15, 1991
The statement wouldn’t have seemed out of place coming from the mayor of any community. As he steered his Jeep around the outskirts of town which aren’t too far from the inskirts of town the mayor told me, “We have a lot of room for expansion in LeRoy.”
FOR THE RECORD
May 15, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES SET OF GOALS FOR DISTRICT
May 15, 1991
The Tonganoxie school board approved on a 6-1 vote a set of goals for improving outcomes-based education in the district. Under the proposal, the board accepted five written goals for curriculum, planning, communication, capital improvements and funding.
KUMC ASKS TO WRITE OFF $8.4 MILLION
May 15, 1991
The Kansas Board of Regents will meet Thursday in Topeka to consider Kansas University Medical Center’s request to write off $8.4 million in uncollectable bills. The amount would the the largest such write-off in at least two years. This month, KUMC wants to declare 10,729 hospital accounts uncollectable.
PERRY-LECOMPTON PLANS GRADUATION
May 15, 1991
Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for 3 p.m. June 2 for seniors at Perry-Lecompton High School. The event will be held at the high school football field or, in case of inclement weather, in the high school theater. The graduating seniors are Michell Lynn Allen, James D. Anderson, Amanda E. Ansley, Logan W. Barnett, Christy Bogner, Owen W. Buchanan, Darin M. Craig, Gwen Dalton, Jill E. Dunnaway, Tracy J. Dunnaway, Thomas A. Easum, Ryan W. Flessing, Robert M. Folks, Shelly L. Gorman, Tami J. Haug, Stephanie L. Hughes, Jarad A. Jones, Ross A. Kessling, Brian P. Lang, Kimberley A. Lee, Stacey D. Lee, John L. Leslie, Brenda R. Logan, JoAnna K. McHardie, Christopher C. Means, Kari Lee Merchant, Vicky L. Miller, Roxann R. Mullins, Donald T. Mulqueen, Jerry W. Murdock, Cody L. Naramore, Christina Newby, Lawrence E. Nichol,, Michael D. Nichols, David L. O’Trimble, Serena Oshel, Justin D. Paslay, Jenny L. Perron, Martina Petersson, Shawn M. Price, Jenny L. Pusch, Tina Roberts, Gabe Rockhill, Max H. Sawyer, Shelley Schultz, Erika L. Schwepler, Carmen L. Stewart, Amy R. Stickler, Matt Stielow, Bret D. Sumner, Misty M. Thompson, Troy Thornton, Billy B. Tomlin, Nicole A. Traxler, Kevin M. Turpin, Brandy L. Wilson, Kent A. Wingert, Angela S. Womack, Stacey J. Womack, Jodon Woody, David S. Wright, Richard J. Wright and Amy M. Yost.
5-15-91
May 15, 1991
FRED H. HIGGINSON MANHATTAN Services for Fred Hall Higginson, 69, Manhattan, were Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, with the Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. The body was cremated.
GEORGE A. HELMSTADTER
May 15, 1991
Memorial services for George A. Helmstadter, 59, Rt. 4, are pending with Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned. Mr. Helmstadter died Tuesday, May 14, 1991, at the Dryden District General Hospital in Dryden, Ontario, Canada, of an apparent heart attack while on a fishing trip.
THANKFUL MOM
May 15, 1991
To the Editor: I would like to thank the person who found my wallet in Dillon’s parking lot on Mother’s Day and immediately turned it in. I just drove a few blocks home, and Dillons had already called that it had been found. I asked the identity of the person who found it so I could send a thank you card, but they didn’t have the information, so I am using this method of saying thanks! You have the satisfaction of knowing you made one mom happy on Mother’s Day. You must have had a good mom who taught you well.
MAYOR SEEKS POLICE POLICY REVIEW
May 15, 1991
An outside review of the way Lawrence police officers handle domestic violence calls was one of several initiatives recommended Tuesday by Mayor Bob Walters in response to the fatal shooting by police of a local Native American. Dan Wildcat, chair of the social sciences department at Haskell Indian Junior College and president of the board of the Lawrence Indian Center, said Native Americans expect the city to take positive, sustainable steps and warned city commissioners that their responses to the shooting often had been “insulting” to many local Native Americans.
HOPES
May 15, 1991
The Class 6A state baseball tournament will be in Lawrence next week, but Lawrence High won’t be in the Class 6A state baseball tournament. Shawnee Heights leveled LHS, 6-1, in a regional semifinal Tuesday at Soden’s Grove, stopping the Lions short of the state tourney for just the second time in their program’s six years.
30 TO GRADUATE FROM MCLOUTH
May 15, 1991
Graduation for McLouth High School is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the south gymnasium. The 30 graduating seniors from McLouth’s class of 1991 are: Lisa Kay Bowen, Paul Adrian Bowman Jr., Jason Elliott Carlson, Corey Joe Cleavinger, Scott Allen Fair, Kathleen Ann Farley, Richard Jay Haney, Pamela Leigh Hehn, Derek Edward Jarvis, Jason Matthew Johnson, Christina Diane Jones, Brook Deanna Lacy, Orville Dean Lasher, Ted Douglas Ledbetter, Perry Daniel Lockwood, Dawn Loriene Mann, Janella Louise Manthe, David August McLaughlin, Cathy Jo Means, Mark Alan Mestagh, Jamie Ray Miller, Robyn Renee Poe, Lorenzo Pradelli, Robin Vanessa Sellman, Richard Scott Smoots, Kristie Leigh Sparks, Misty Lynn Sparks, Brian Patrick Subelka, Andy Joe Sullivan and Michelle Elizabeth Wonnell.
RULING
May 15, 1991
The owner of an East Lawrence triplex that a judge said violates Lawrence’s zoning regulations now wants the property rezoned. Also, an appeal of the March 16 decision by Douglas County District Court Judge James W. Paddock has been filed, said Jack Klinknett, attorney for Paul Horvath, owner of the triplex at 1101 Pa.
GROUP SEEKS WAY TO AID HOMELESS
May 15, 1991
About 35 Lawrence residents, including social service workers, ministers and educators, met Tuesday to try to find solutions to what they consider a growing problem of homelessness in Lawrence. By the close of the two-hour meeting at the Lawrence Public Library, the group agreed to meet next week to begin the formation of a housing and homelessness coalition in Lawrence.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
May 15, 1991
Kansas University students and faculty will hear for many years about the Class of 1991’s gift $5,000 for a general-interest lecture series fund. “There is always a need for more funds to pay honorariums for speakers,” said Ann Eversole, director of the Organizations and Activities Center.
LOCAL JUDGE SAYS COURT MEETS RULE
May 15, 1991
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that people arrested without warrants must receive a court hearing within 48 hours will result in no local changes, Douglas County’s administrative district judge says. Mike Malone, the judge, said people generally go before a judge less than 24 hours after they’re arrested in Douglas County. First appearances are held at 4 p.m. every weekday.
HASKELL LEADER NAMED TO EDUCATION GROUP
May 15, 1991
Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kansas, has appointed Haskell Indian Junior College President Bob Martin to the Advisory Committee on the White House Conference on Indian Education. The committee is a 23-member council that will plan and coordinate the White House Conference on Indian Education.
GIFT TO KU WILL REFURBISH CARILLON
May 15, 1991
A gift from a 1946 Kansas University graduate will ensure that the bells in KU’s carillon continue to toll. Keith and Joan Bunnel, Pittsburgh, have contributed $425,000 to restore the musical landmark, which is housed in the 120-foot-high campanile on Memorial Drive. The bells have been in need of repair since 1984.
(STAFF PHOTO BY MIKE YODER)
May 15, 1991
Jason Flory with May-Way Dairy Farm answers questions from children from Highland South Elementary School during their visit through the dairy barn Tuesday.
51 TO GRADUATE AT BALDWIN HIGH
May 15, 1991
Fifty-one Baldwin High School seniors will participate in commencement exercises, scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the high school gymnasium. The 51 seniors are: Jackie Armstrong, Silva Beach, Randall Beisecker, Holly Bohardt, Andrea Bosanac, Maria Brandenberger, Robyn Brecheisen, Bobby Carlisle, Daniel Coates, Joy Denning, Tim Donohue, Shane Dunn, Ruben Edmonds, Scott Edwards, Gretchen Flory, Melanie Gesink, Michelle Harper, Kit Harris, Toland Harris, Greg Harvie, Matt Hayes, Mike Hornberger, Jennie Jackson, Doyle Jardon, Amy Johanning, Stan Johanning, Andrea Kester, Grant Kugler, Michele Lauri, Chris Lofwall, Brad Majors, Audrey Martin, Jake Miller, Greg Mitchell, Martin Munch, Shari Murray, Kenny Niehoff, Melissa Norris, Scott Raby, Randy Sage, Erick Sibert, George Spencer, Billy Taylor, Michelle Tomlinson, Kyle Trendel, Tom Trout, William Vesecky, Melanie Volkman, Kim Kurtz Williams, Paul Wilson and Matt Woodard.
CITY APPROVES CDBG FUNDING, WAL-MART ZONING
May 15, 1991
After being blasted for what some considered a last-minute change in the rules, the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a citizen committee’s recommendations for allocating Community Development Block Grant funds. “The unanticipated violation of the publicly understood procedures by the city manager, with his last-minute recommendations of funding for another, albeit worthy group, made our citizen participation a travesty,” said Betty Dutton of the Kaw Valley Older Women’s League.
DANIEL J. HARTIGAN
May 15, 1991
Services for Daniel Joseph Hartigan, 83, Raleigh, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raleigh. Burial will be in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. Mr. Hartigan died Monday, May 13, 1991.
ZELMA L. VAUGHN
May 15, 1991
Graveside services for Zelma Leona Vaughn, 86, Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. The Rev. Kirby Hayes will officiate. Mrs. Vaughn died Monday, May 13, 1991, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.
(STAFF PHOTO BY MIKE YODER)
May 15, 1991
Lawrence Police Sgt. James Haller visits Tuesday with Tom Bates and Pat Rose, both of Lawrence, at the Magic Wok restaurant. Bates and Rose were among customers at the Magic Wok a year ago when armed robbers entered the Chinese restaurant, and Haller worked on the robbery case.
POSITIVE ACTION NEEDED
May 15, 1991
To the Editor: I was amazed to read in Friday’s Journal-World that Don Bread is withholding information on the deaths of his son and other Native Americans because he does not trust the authorities. Isn’t this suppressing evidence? At the very least it seems contradictory to the demand for more investigative work. He also continues to berate the local law officials and the community as a whole for what he contends is racial bias. Yet on the Channel 5 news on Thursday, while referring to Attorney General Bob Stephan’s statement that the investigation had been very thorough, Mr. Bread commented on “the insensitivity of the white man sitting in his big office in Topeka.” Is this not a racist remark?
LMH INSURANCE FUND HEALTHIER
May 15, 1991
For the first time in months, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees heard a more hopeful report on the condition of the hospital’s employee health care plan. Dennis Strathmann, assistant executive director for finance, said changes increasing the premiums and deductibles are having a positive effect on the Employee Medical Benefit Trust. The trust funds the hospital’s self-insurance plan for employee health care.
AM-GAAPPRAISALCOMPANY 05-15 0629
May 15, 1991
AM-GA—Appraisal Company,0550 Other States Raised Questions About Appraisal Company Used in Georgia
COMPLAINT TRAIL FOLLOWS REAPPRAISAL FIRM
May 15, 1991
The company that supplies Kansas counties with computer software for property reappraisal also is being criticized in other states where it has provided reassessment work. Complaints about Ohio-based Cole-Layer-Trumble Co.’s property reassessments in two suburban Atlanta counties are echoing those in five other states, including Kansas, according to a copyright article in the Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily News.
DEFENDING CHAMP ARCHER LIKES LCC GREENS
May 15, 1991
Lawrence Country Club’s demanding greens will not test the patience of Kansas’ senior amateur golfers Thursday and Friday. On the contrary. “I think seniors like smaller greens, like the ones at Lawrence Country Club,” said Jim Archer, last year’s KGA Senior Men’s Amateur champion.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL GRADUATING 26
May 15, 1991
This year’s commencement exercises at Oskaloosa High School are set for 3 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. The 26 seniors graduating from Oskaloosa High School’s class of 1991 are:
PARAMEDICS
May 15, 1991
Employing common-sense techniques can help cut down the number of emergency situations, but if urgent medical care is required the Douglas County Ambulance Service wants local residents not to panic. “We’re trying to tell the public to be aware because the (accident) numbers are going up,” said Scott Dieker, a DCAS paramedic and public service representative.
BILL PROMOTES RIGHTS FOR RAPE VICTIMS
May 15, 1991
In response to national concerns that colleges and universities try to cover up rapes on campus, a Minnesota congressman has introduced federal legislation that would require schools to have written policies guaranteeing that the rights of campus rape victims are protected. Under Rep. Jim Ramstad’s proposed “bill of rights,” rape victims would be entitled to representation at disciplinary proceedings, and colleges would be required to cooperate with them in reporting the assaults and gathering evidence for prosecutors.
CHEEP-CHEEP
May 15, 1991
(Staff photo by E. Joseph Zurga) Schwegler School student Ashley Burnett, left, gets a lesson from classmates on the proper way to hold a newborn baby chick during a break in class. Five baby chicks were hatched recently in incubators in Lisa Clark’s first-grade classroom. The Douglas County Extension Service supplied Clark and 34 other local teachers with incubators and eggs through its 4-H Enrichment Program, giving students the opportunity to study the growth of the chicks.
DAIRY TOUR OFFERS TASTE OF FARM LIFE
May 15, 1991
During a tour of the May-Way Dairy in rural Baldwin on Tuesday morning, a group of about 65 Topeka youngsters learned that milk doesn’t originate in a plastic jug. Jason Flory heads the dairy operation on a farm owned by his grandparents, Wayne and Lois Flory. He guided the first- and second- graders through the barn where he and other farm workers milk 90 Holstein cows every day at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 15, 1991
DISMISSALS Angela Worden and baby girl, Lawrence; Sherri Brown and baby girl, Lawrence; Joan Baker, Lawrence; Sonya Shine and baby girl, Lawrence.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM FAILS TO SNARE BID
May 15, 1991
Kalum Haack did not expect his Kansas University softball team to receive a bid to this year’s NCAA tournament. After all, last year the Jayhawks, ranked No. 13 in the country, finished 44-17 and were overlooked by the selection committee. This year’s squad ended 38-14-1, 5-5 in the Big Eight.
LHS STUDENT AWARDED BAKER SCHOLARSHIP
May 15, 1991
A Lawrence High School student has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship from Baker University. Jennifer Devlin, an LHS senior, was among 25 Baker applicants to receive the award.