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FOR THE RECORD
April 9, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PANEL DISCUSS BARRIERS TO SELLING SCHOOL PLAN
April 9, 1992
With the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education narrowing its attention to three main building proposals, commission members already are discussing what plan voters might accept. Two of the biggest potential barriers to getting a bond issue passed are building costs and emotions stirred by a proposal for more than one high school, commission members said Wednesday.
COUNTY DECIDES ON TRAFFICWAY SETBACKS
April 9, 1992
The South Lawrence Trafficway will have a maximum 450-foot right of way if the Douglas County Commission gets its way. The commission on Wednesday outlined its land acquisition policy for the right of way purchase along the 14.1-mile trafficway route that will loop south and west around Lawrence from Kansas Highway 10 to a new interchange on the Kansas Turnpike northwest of the city.
DUET LEADS FINAL SHOW IN SERIES
April 9, 1992
WAS IT WORTH IT?
April 9, 1992
Kansas gave a primary and only about a third of the voters and one major candidate bothered to come. Kansas shelled out $1.5 million for Tuesday’s presidential preference primary and there are serious doubts that the state got its money worth.
NOTED PIANIST PLAYS COMPOSITION BY KU STUDENT
April 9, 1992
Although many pianists avoid the 20th century repertoire, Karen Hutchinson thrives on it. “In 1992, nobody is hardly playing any 20th century music, and it’s almost the 21st century,” said Hutchinson said in a recent telephone interview from San Francisco. “It’s mind-boggling.”
CORA MAY TILLOTSON
April 9, 1992
Services for Cora May Tillotson, 59, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brennan Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will be in the Topeka Cemetery. Mrs. Tillotson died Monday, April 6, 1992, at her home.
NADINE GEISEN
April 9, 1992
Services for Nadine Wilson Geisen, 69, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brennan Funeral Home in Topeka. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Mrs. Geisen died Wednesday, April 8, 1992, at a Topeka care home.
ALDEN BROWNLEE
April 9, 1992
A memorial service for Alden Verner Brownlee, 58, Mission Hills, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Village Presbyterian Church here. Cremation is planned. Mr. Brownlee died Tuesday, April 7, 1992, in Sanibel, Fla. He was born in Hutchinson, the son of Oscar and Laverne Brownlee.
WILL TURGEON BECOME AIDE UNDER GREEN
April 9, 1992
Mark Turgeon is debating whether to join Jerry Green’s basketball staff at Oregon, the Kansas assistant coach confirmed Wednesday night by phone from Eugene, Ore. Turgeon, 27, has worked on the staffs of both Roy Williams and Larry Brown since graduating in 1987. The former KU point guard said he will return to Lawrence and speak with Williams before making a decision, probably on Friday.
MELVIN L. GARNER
April 9, 1992
Services for Melvin L. Garner, 71, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McLouth United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Powell will officiate. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Garner died Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
THELMA E. GAGE
April 9, 1992
Services for Thelma E. Gage, 79, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church here, with the Rev. Jerrald R. Harnden officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Gage died Wednesday, April 8, 1992, at her home.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT NURSE RECEIVES AWARD
April 9, 1992
A Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department nurse has been selected as a recipient of a 1992 “Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare” award, sponsored by the Kansas University School of Nursing. Ann Ailor, a health department nurse, joins nine other nurses recognized by the award. A committee of 20 health care leaders selected the recipients from more than 750 nominations, a news release from the KU Medical Center said.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
April 9, 1992
Andrea Norris, director of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, is looking for people who accepted “bills” from a conceptual performance artist who visited Lawrence Sunday through Wednesday. Norris said the artist, J.S.G. Boggs, completed four transactions in which he traded his “bills” limited-edition prints that look like U.S. currency and usually are signed by him for goods or services. As of Wednesday, she knew where two of the bills were.
SHELTER HOUSES MOUNTAIN LION
April 9, 1992
Roma Tesch said the Lawrence Humane Society was a regular zoo for the last two days. Tesch, who manages the animal shelter, said the shelter, which usually handles mostly dogs and cats, was the temporary home to a small mountain lion. Tesch said the mountain lion is a bit larger than a full-grown cat.
WELLSVILLE ARTIST HAS SHOW IN D.C.
April 9, 1992
Museumgoers in Washington, D.C., are checking out the works of a Wellsville artst. Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton, whose drawings have won her national recognition, is the subject of a show at the National Museum of American Art, a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
KANSAS SIGNEE HONORED
April 9, 1992
Kansas basketball signee Darrin Hancock has been named a first-team all-American by the National Junior College Basketball Assn. Hancock, a 6-7, 210-pound forward, averaged 21.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists as a sophomore at Garden City CC last season. The native of Griffin, Ga., was a third-team all-America selection two years ago.
POLICE CALL MAILINGSCAM
April 9, 1992
Lawrence police said this morning that they have uncovered a scam in which at least one local resident was asked to send cash donations of $15 or more to a bogus national police organization. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said a Lawrence woman on Wednesday called officers after receiving what she thought was a suspicious mailing from the “National Association of Police Organizations.”
HALLMARK HONORS LOCAL SUPPLIER
April 9, 1992
E and E Display Group, a Lawrence manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays, has received Hallmark Cards’ Key Supplier Award. The award was presented by Hallmark officials at a ceremony this morning at the E and E plant, 910 E. 29th.
CLYDE CRIQUI
April 9, 1992
Services for Clyde E. Criqui, 60, Ottawa, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nazarene Church in Ottawa with the Rev. Greg Brown officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901. Mr. Criqui died Wednesday, April 8, 1992, at his home.
COMMISSION NARROWS LIST OF SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS
April 9, 1992
A Lawrence school commission took a big stride Wednesday toward recommending a solution for secondary school space needs by narrowing to three the number of building proposals it is considering. Members of the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education cast three votes each with the understanding that they could cast all three votes for one building proposal or distribute their votes among the proposals in any way they pleased.
BEDORE COLUMN
April 9, 1992
Kansas’ Palacios two wins away from track triple Before the month is out, Cathy Palacios may be wearing a crown track’s Triple Crown.
PSSSST! WANNA BUYROCKET?
April 9, 1992
For sale: one rocket, heavily used and much enjoyed. You haul away. Because they’re concerned about safety, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday decided to try to sell the 27-foot rocket and slide that are in the playground area of Broken Arrow Park.
ALICE E. DUNN
April 9, 1992
Services for Alice E. Dunn, 77, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Roy Keller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn died Wednesday, April 8, 1992, at her home.
WAS IT WORTH IT?
April 9, 1992
Kansas gave a primary and only about a third of the voters and one major candidate bothered to come. Kansas shelled out $1.5 million for Tuesday’s presidential preference primary and there are serious doubts that the state got its money worth.
NOTED PIANIST PLAYS COMPOSITION BY KU STUDENT
April 9, 1992
Although many pianists avoid the 20th century repertoire, Karen Hutchinson thrives on it. “In 1992, nobody is hardly playing any 20th century music, and it’s almost the 21st century,” said Hutchinson said in a recent telephone interview from San Francisco. “It’s mind-boggling.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 9, 1992
ADMISSIONS Dorinda von Tersch, Doraville, Ga.
SUCCESS
April 9, 1992
Maintaining his focus is the most important thing John W. Rogers Jr. did to turn his fascination with the stock market into a business that now manages $1.8 billion in assets. Rogers, 34, president of Ariel Capital Management Inc., a Chicago-based equity money management firm, presented an executive lecture to Kansas University business students Thursday. Rogers said he wouldn’t have been able to build the company from scratch over the past nine years if he’d allowed himself to become sidetracked.
GAY OFFICER RECALLS MILITARY INTIMIDATION
April 9, 1992
A U.S. Air Force captain who became nationally known after he was investigated by the military for marching in a gay parade told a Kansas University audience Wednesday that his experience proved homosexuals can take on the military establishment and win. “We won this time and we can win again,” said Greg Greeley, whose discharge from the Air Force was put on “administrative hold” after a newspaper published a story and photograph of him marching in a gay parade in Washington, D.C. “But people are giving in because they don’t know what their rights are.”
COUNTY HONORS 8 OF ITS FORMER COMMISSIONERS
April 9, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday remembered its past before dealing with the present. As part of National County Government Week, the county recognized eight former commissioners with plaques. The commissioners recognized were Walter Kampschroeder, who served from 1957-69, Arthur Heck (1969-77), I.J. Stoneback (1973-77), Peter Whitenight (1975-79), Robert Neis (1977-85), Beverly Bradley (1977-85), Nancy Hiebert (1983-91) and Warren Rhodes (1985-89).
EDUCATION DEAN GETS HIGH-LEVEL POSITION AT KU
April 9, 1992
The dean of Kansas University’s School of Education today was named executive vice chancellor for KU’s Lawrence campus. Ed Meyen, 54, was selected from among three finalists by KU Chancellor Gene Budig. His appointment is effective this summer.
PEROT BACKER PUSHES PETITIONS IN COUNTY
April 9, 1992
Saturday is the official kick off for the Kansas petition drive to put Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot on the presidential ballot, the state’s top Perot organizer said today. “I think the country’s in a mess and I think somebody’s got to do something about it,” said Orville Sweet, office manager for the state headquarters of the Kansas Perot Petition Committee, located in Overland Park.
INTO RUNNING
April 9, 1992
The 1992 Summer Olympic games in Barcelona will display the best track and field athletes in the world. But the best future track and field athletes may be getting their start on the Lawrence High School track this summer. The Lawrence Track Club gives people of all ages the opportunity to exercise, get in shape and stay in shape. Plus, youths ages 8 to 19 have the opportunity to go national with their accomplishments, said Steve Lee, vice president of the Lawrence Track Club’s youth organization.
BAKER HONORS LAWRENCE BUSINESSMAN
April 9, 1992
A Baker University graduate and longtime Lawrence insurance consultant was named 1992 Lawrence Business Person of the Year this morning during a Partners-in-Progress breakfast at the Eldridge Hotel. Baker recognized William Eddy Jr., president of Calvin Eddy and Kappelman Insurance, as the ninth local business person to receive the honor since 1984.
POLITICAL LEADERSHIP NECESSARY TO END HUNGER, SPEAKER SAYS
April 9, 1992
Although the prospect of ending world hunger is foreseeable for the first time in history, the goal will remain unmet unless political leaders take a stance, a speaker said Wednesday at Kansas University. “More than anything else, what we need is political leadership to end hunger,” said Forrest Swall, assistant professor of social welfare. “Surely we can make a conversion to helping those in need in this country and the world.”