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FARM BILL IS EARTH FRIENDLY
October 13, 1991
The 1990 farm bill, which President Bush signed into law on Nov. 27, 1990, contains a number of environmental provisions. Following are some of the programs called for in the five-year bill. “Sodbuster” is designed to discourage cultivation of fragile soils. Monetary penalties range from $500 to $5,000, and the provision also includes loss of federal benefits for more than one violation in a five-year period.
EMPTY GESTURE
October 13, 1991
A hundred Kansas billboards are scheduled to wear the faces of Gov. Joan Finney, football star Barry Sanders and Miss USA Kelly McCarty supporting the war against drugs in Kansas. Maybe Finney hopes the signs will still be in place when it comes time for the 1994 governor’s campaign. The billboards will make great campaign banners, but they’re unlikely to have much effect on the use of drugs by the state’s young people.
WHERE ARE THE BAD APPLES?
October 13, 1991
Congress is not endearing itself to the American public. A New York Times-CBS poll released Thursday showed that 29 percent of the respondents believe most senators and representatives are “financially corrupt.” Another 28 percent thought “about half” of the lawmakers fell into that category.
FEEDING THE PLAYERS
October 13, 1991
The pace picks up in Kansas University’s Burge Union kitchen after the cafeteria closes to the public at 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. A pack of hungry dinner guests KU’s football players and the basketball players who live on campus are due to dine in about an hour. This year, Burge has become the KU Athletic Department’s “training table.” At breakfast and lunch, the players mingle with other students and faculty, eating from the regular menu, but at night, the dining room is their’s alone, the food is especially selected and prepared, and it’s pretty fancy fare.
FLOWER POWER
October 13, 1991
Judi Geer Kellas pointed dramatically to three bright paintings of flowers hanging in a Kansas City church and explained the grand intentions for her work. “They’re about flow, they’re about struggle,” said Kellas, a Lawrence artist and former owner of the Kellas Gallery. “They’re about how hard it is to live and survive. They are metaphors for events in my life. It’s a struggle just to be the person you want to be.”
DIVERSIFIED FIRM POISED TO GROW FROM LOCAL BASE
October 13, 1991
One of the challenges Mike Cook has faced since bringing Environmental Management Resources, his 2 -year-old company, to Lawrence has been establishing a corporate image in its own backyard. “We have a lot of people call and ask us what we do,” he said. “We don’t recycle bottles and cans.”
DANCING YIELDS TO VERSE CONTEST AT LOCAL NIGHTCLUB
October 13, 1991
Poetry at a topless club? That’s a question local residents Cheryl Lester and Jim McCrary hope a lot of people will be asking during the next few months.
GOFF SERVICES
October 13, 1991
Services for Ralph M. Goff, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Hendrix Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery, in Clinton. Mr. Goff died Friday, Oct. 11, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1913, in the Lone Star area, the son of George William Goff and Ida Sarah Mitchell Goff.
JUANITA MCHENRY
October 13, 1991
Private graveside services for Juanita V. Moore McHenry, 77, Linwood, will be Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mrs. McHenry died Friday, Oct. 11, 1991, at a Baldwin nursing home.
FULFILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM ELUDES MINORITIES, FIGURES SHOW
October 13, 1991
Few goals exemplify fulfillment of the American dream more than home ownership. But according to federal census figures, Lawrence’s minorities, like those throughout the country, are still having trouble tapping into that dream.
S HOUSES VARY WIDELY IN COST
October 13, 1991
Compared with some of the larger cities in the U.S., Lawrence is more of a melting pot for racial groups. That is, you won’t find neighborhoods that are mostly Hispanic, or mostly Native American or mostly black, says a local real estate agent.
PANEL STRESSES NEED TO ASSIST EDUCATORS
October 13, 1991
About 30 local residents Saturday moved closer to proposing a set of long-term goals for the Lawrence school district, stressing throughout their discussion the need for educators, parents and business people to work together. The three-hour morning meeting at the Lawrence Holidome was a follow-up to a 1 -day retreat Sept. 6 and 7. Retreat participants broke into groups to develop education goals, and the objective Saturday was to consolidate the groups’ proposals.
COUNTY TO STUDY AMBULANCE RATES
October 13, 1991
Douglas County commissioners will get a close look at ambulance rates, services and policies during its Monday meeting. Ted McFarlane, DCAS director, will present a comprehensive study of his department’s rates, including a comparison to rates charged by other counties and reimbursements by insurance companies and federal programs.
CITY SCHOOLS DISCOURAGE HORROR-FILLED HALLOWEEN
October 13, 1991
Lawrence elementary schools are making plans for a Halloween that doesn’t promote the horror movie image of the holiday. Larry Bakerink, principal at Broken Arrow Elementary School, said school administrators try to discourage children from wearing costumes that depict blood or violence.
FARMERS PROTECT THEIR WORKPLACE
October 13, 1991
Because the earth provides their livelihood, farmers face environmental issues on a daily basis. Pollution, soil erosion and water shortages all can destroy what farmers spent generations developing. So to ensure the environment remains conducive to farming far into the future, farmers take a number of steps to protect their workplace.
VOLUNTEERS HELP PUT HEAT ON
October 13, 1991
Sitting in the chair in the living room of their East Lawrence home, two women watched as their home’s heating system was inspected by a volunteer for a project to help elderly and low-income homeowners. Dave Sparkes, a technician for Chaney Inc., was installing a fire alarm near the furnace and also was vacuuming the dust out of the natural gas furnace.
MEXICAN BALLET
October 13, 1991
The dances of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico may be foreign to U.S. audiences, but their emotional power can be universal. “The performances are in a way many things to many people,” said Amalia Hernandez, the founder and director of the company. “Under everything there’s an emotion. When they (audience members) see an interesting performance, the special talent and the special kind of show we produce, they can appreciate it through the emotions.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 13, 1991
BIRTHS Robert and Lisa Braught, Eudora, a boy, Saturday.
LONG SERVICES
October 13, 1991
Graveside services with Masonic honors for Fred Nelson Long Jr., 61, Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown, with the Rev. Don Flanner officiating. Mr. Long died Friday, Oct. 11. 1991, at his home.
AMERICA 2000 IS TOPIC FOR BOARD
October 13, 1991
The Lawrence school board Monday will discuss the national education goals of the America 2000 plan. Discussion of the plan will come just two days after a group of about 30 local residents met to propose some long-term goals for the school district. The group, which met Saturday at the Lawrence Holidome, is still in the process of developing those proposed goals.
S A HIT WITH ALL AGES
October 13, 1991
Marcia McFarlane’s basement is a child’s heaven. There, a youngster can be transformed into a dragon or fairy princess, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a trash heap.
FOR THE RECORD
October 13, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
CHUCK BERG COLUMN
October 13, 1991
Remastered albums offer avant-garde Chicago jazz Delmark, the brainchild of entrepreneur Bob Koester and one of jazzdom’s most adventurous post-war labels, originated in St. Louis in the mid-1950s. However, it was Koester’s move to Chicago in 1959 and his decision to document all facets of the variegated Windy City scene that eventually made Delmark’s inventory so provocative and valuable.
SERVICE COUNSELS DEBT-SWAMPED CLIENTS
October 13, 1991
Cecilia felt as if she were falling in a quicksand of debt. “My debts were getting out of hand,” she said. “I felt like I was digging a hole, and I couldn’t get out.”
PICHELMAN SERVICES
October 13, 1991
Burial services for Gary G. Pichelman, 57, Lawrence, were Saturday at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Pichelman died Friday, Oct. 11, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SUSPECT CAPTURED AFTER FLEEING POLICE
October 13, 1991
A 32-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man fled the Douglas County Jail Saturday afternoon while the Lawrence police officer who arrested him was putting his service pistol in a locker, Sheriff Loren Anderson said. The man was recaptured at 11th and Rhode Island streets and was booked into jail at 4:12 p.m. Saturday. A police spokesman said the man “picked the wrong time” to dash from the jail because officers were in the middle of a shift change. Although Sgt. Ron Dalquest didn’t know how long the man was free and how many officers were involved in his capture, he said it “wasn’t very long” and that officers from two shifts participated in the search.
October 13, 1991
Since moving into Lawrence’s first Habitat for Humanity house almost two years ago, the Gerald and Mary Richter family has worked hard at keeping up and improving the property they always dreamed of owning. After painting the house, finishing its roof and touching up its “rough spots,” the Richters have put in well over the 300 hours of “sweat equity” required of those purchasing Habitat homes.
96 NCAA RULE CHANGE TO LIMIT TRAINING TABLE
October 13, 1991
The KU Athletic Department training table provides three meals a day to football and basketball players now, but Richard Konzem, assistant athletics director, said that in 1996, an NCAA rules change will limit the table to one meal a day. Konzem said he thought the change was a cost-savings measure, although “all the overhead you have with three meals, you have with one.”