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PIECEMEAL LIONS NAB 4TH AT LEAGUE TENNIS
October 9, 1991
Not only did Gretchen Linhos finish fifth in the Sunflower League tennis tournament Tuesday, she made it back for practice. That way she’s sure to be prepared for today’s JV meet.
KSU SHROUDED BY VIOLET DRAPES
October 9, 1991
Sometimes Kansas football coach Glen Mason will dodge the question when he’s asked about injuries. Mason has never revealed, for instance, how freshman linebacker Steve Harvey suffered a cut on his face. And Mason has neither confirmed nor denied that quarterback Chip Hilleary has a broken middle finger on his passing hand.
PROGRAM HELPING FAMILIES HANDLE DAY-CARE EXPENSES
October 9, 1991
Faith Worley juggles graduate study and a 30-hour-a-week internship with her full-time job being a mother to her 2-year-old daughter, Noel. But for this single parent, finding the money to pay for school and child care is also challenging. Her student aid covers tuition and some bills, but it does not pay for Noel’s day-care costs.
K-STATE COACH LAUDS HILLEARY
October 9, 1991
Don’t tell Bill Snyder that Kansas quarterback Chip Hilleary has been an erratic passer this season. “We watched him in pre-game warmups last year and he didn’t throw well,” the Kansas State coach said during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, “and he threw for 220 yards in the game and had close to 330 yards of total offense.”
S GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
October 9, 1991
Members of a task force that has been working three years on a comprehensive overhaul of Kansas University’s grievance procedures presented the document to the University Senate Executive Committee during a report Tuesday. Jan Sheldon, who co-chairs the Task Force on Grievance Procedure and Reform, said the 35-page document contains several recommendations on streamlining and clarifying KU’s procedures for dealing with compliants of misconduct.
CHECKOFF
October 9, 1991
The state may use methods such as income tax checkoffs or “baby bonds” to try to raise money for state-sponsored children’s programs, a Lawrence legislator says. Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, said the checkoffs and bonds are some of the options that lawmakers will consider as a way to address the needs of children during the 1992 legislative session.
LHS MUSICAL TO TAKE ON ISSUES INVOLVING TEEN-AGE PARENTHOOD
October 9, 1991
“Scrapbooks,” the upcoming musical by the Lawrence High School Drama Department, has a lot to tell adolescents about the complicated issues involved with teen-age parenthood. But just because the play is educational does not mean that young audiences won’t find it enjoyable, say those involved with the production.
HOMOSEXUALS DEBATED
October 9, 1991
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is openly gay, but many politicians, celebrities and powerful people in this country remain in the closet. But staying in the closet is becoming difficult because some national groups and publications are employing the controversial tactic of exposing outing closet homosexuals.
EUGENE W. NUNEMAKER
October 9, 1991
Services for Eugene W. Nunemaker, 70, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hallenbeck officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Nunemaker, a farmer who was active in many community organizations, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WEROHA SERVICES
October 9, 1991
A blessing service for Somsak Weroha, 41, Lawrence, will be from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with Phra Ajan Sengkeo officiating. Cremation is planned. Mr. Weroha died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1991, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
COMMISSIONER ELECTED TO POST
October 9, 1991
Lawrence City Commissioner John Nalbandian was elected Tuesday to the 15-member governing body of the League of Kansas Municipalities, a powerful lobbying and resource group for Kansas cities. Nalbandian will serve on the body as the League enters a critical juncture in its history, he said.
CRACKS GROWING AT MUSEUM
October 9, 1991
Devices to monitor cracks in the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum building downtown are showing movement, the museum’s director said Tuesday. Steve Jansen, director of the museum at 1047 Mass., said the six monitoring devices, which were installed in July on the east, south and west sides of the building, have recorded activity.
KU PROF RECEIVES AWARD FOR TRAINING
October 9, 1991
A Kansas University professor was honored this week by the Virginia-based Water Pollution Control Federation for his work in training environmental engineers. Ross E. McKinney, an N.T. Veatch distinguished professor of environmental engineering at KU, received the Gordon Maskew Fair Medal at the organization’s 64th annual conference being held this week in Toronto.
CHECK LANE NETS 1 ARREST ON OUI
October 9, 1991
A sobriety check lane set up late Saturday evening about one-quarter mile east of Lawrence resulted in the arrest of one driver on charges of operating under the influence, a Douglas County Sherriff’s official said today. Lt. Don Crowe said that a total of 346 drivers passed through the checkpoint on Kansas Highway 10, and 10 of those were administered field sobriety tests.
KU JUNKET TO JAPAN UNVEILS OPPORTUNITIES
October 9, 1991
Kansas University officials returned from Japan excited about the potential for cooperation with Kanagawa University in Hiratsuka, one of Lawrence’s sister cities. Del Shankel, executive vice chancellor, and five deans, who returned Monday, said the weeklong trip should strengthen faculty and student exchanges and cooperative research.
CORRECTION
October 9, 1991
A story in last Wednesday’s Journal-World incorrectly said two private recycyling companies have curbside collection in Lawrence. Only one does, Conservation Resources, which takes most of the paper it collects to Boys and Girls Club collection points.
LANDING SYSTEM WORK UNDER WAY
October 9, 1991
Work is under way at the Lawrence Municipal Airport to install a system that will allow planes to land safely under conditions of decreased visibility. A $1.1 million federal grant awarded to the city in September 1990 will cover 90 percent of the cost of the instrument landing system (ILS), Assistant City Manager Rod Bremby said. The remaining 10 percent will come from city funds, he said.
CHARLOTTE I. BRUHNS
October 9, 1991
Services are pending for Charlotte Ilena Bruhns, 60, Lawrence. Mrs. Bruhns died today, Oct. 9, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
O-SOUTH NEXT TEST FOR LHS
October 9, 1991
While scoring a record-setting 62 points last week against Leavenworth, Olathe South rushed for 184 yards and passed for another 204. Granted, winless Leavenworth isn’t exactly fourth-ranked Lawrence High, but numbers like that concern Lawrence coach Dick Purdy.
BINGHAM TO SKIP 1992 OLYMPICS
October 9, 1991
Kansas baseball coach Dave Bingham, an assistant coach on the 1984 and ‘88 U.S. Olympic baseball teams, will not work the ‘92 Games. “It was a great experience, but I feel it set our program back a ways,” Bingham said of the trip to Seoul. “It hurt us in continuity, but helped our image.”
SPEAKER CALLS FOR NEW TAX STRUCTURE
October 9, 1991
Kansas needs to have a progressive tax structure in which individuals contribute based on their ability to pay, an official with the Kansas Association of Public Employees told a local meeting Tuesday night. “I think it’s the most critical issue facing us, and I think we have to get a groundswell of support,” said Charles Dodson, executive director of KAPE.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
October 9, 1991
Want to express yourself? And get your artwork in the newspaper? The Journal-World is conducting its annual Design a Halloween Ad Contest, and only a few days remain to enter.
BARTA THRIVES ON RIVALRY
October 9, 1991
Just four years ago, a nation chuckled as Kansas and Kansas State they finished a combined 1-19-2 that season played to a 17-17 tie in Manhattan. Nobody’s laughing as the Sunflower State football rivals prepare for Saturday’s Big Eight opener in Manhattan. Each school posted a 3-1 non-conference record.
FOR THE RECORD
October 9, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 9, 1991
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Pat Majerus, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
CITY OKS GARAGE ADDITION PERMIT
October 9, 1991
Lawrence city commissioners heard more than an hour of debate at Tuesday’s meeting before approving a building permit for a proposed garage addition to a home in the Old West Lawrence Historic District. All arguments hinged on whether there were any other practical alternatives to the plans for the four-car garage.
MICHAEL RHUDY
October 9, 1991
Memorial services for Michael E. Rhudy, 29, Baltimore, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Assembly of God Church in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Herman Karriker officiating. Private inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mr. Rhudy died Monday, Oct. 7, 1991, in a Baltimore hospital.
BAKER TEAMS UP WITH HOSPITAL TO BEGIN PROGRAMS IN NURSING
October 9, 1991
More than 100 students are tapping into the resources of a new affiliation between the oldest university and oldest nursing program in the state. Baker University in Baldwin and Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka joined forces this fall to provide three degree tracks in nursing education.
PUBLIC TRANSIT
October 9, 1991
The idea of extensive public transit in a community sounds wonderful, and so practical on paper. It is appropriate that there be continued study of the concept, because one of these days something might be found that really works. Lawrence was studying the issue a decade ago, has had periodic projects and appeals along that line since, and now is due to be involved in still another. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department has been awarded an $80,000 federal grant that will help finance a study to determine whether the community needs more public transportation. The city will provide another $20,000 for the job.
S ALL IN THE WRIST
October 9, 1991
To the Editor: I needed a roll of paper towels the other day and wheeled into one of the food and fuel stops on 23rd Street.