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DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN DISCUSSED
April 15, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners briefly debated Tuesday their next steps in creating a master plan for keeping downtown healthy and vital. At issue were four downtown development documents that the city either has recieved or already uses in planning.
AGENCY COMPILES PHONE SCAM LIST
April 15, 1992
For people who have fallen victim, even David Letterman couldn’t make a joke out of it. The Alliance Against Telemarketing Fraud, coordinated by the National Consumer’s League, recently compiled a list of the nation’s top 10 telemarketing rip-offs. According to a prepared statement made by the alliance, many of the schemes center on a con artist obtaining a credit card number and running with it.
DOWNTOWN RETAILER DOUBLES ITS SIZE
April 15, 1992
Sunflower Surplus, 804 Mass., is expanding into an adjacent building to the north and will begin displaying merchandise in the new space in about 10 days, the store’s owner says. Susan Millstein, owner of the outdoor clothing and sporting goods store, said remodeling of the building at 802 Mass. won’t be complete for about a month. But she plans to begin using the additional space while interior finish work continues.
CITY ENDORSES DEBT-RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL
April 15, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners endorsed a plan Tuesday that would restructure the debt for capital improvements projects and help the city keep a lid on property taxes. Commissioners received a report at the Tuesday meeting from Ed Mullins, city finance director, showing the city would have to either raise its property tax mill levy or reduce its future capital improvement projects.
LAWRENCE MAN STABBED IN FIGHT
April 15, 1992
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was listed in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with stab wounds he suffered early Tuesday in east Lawrence. Lawrence police reported the man was stabbed in the side and chest about 2:05 a.m. Tuesday at 19th and Harper.
AREA TEACHERS HOOFING IT TO BOSTON FOR MARATHON
April 15, 1992
A final test of sorts is awaiting three Lawrence-area teachers in Boston. Paul Boone, Steve Riley and Richard Ebel will head east this weekend to compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday. All qualified for the race through their times in the Kansas City marathon in October.
CORRECTION VERSION
April 15, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported where friends of Renaldo Reyes, a 19-year-old man who was injured Monday night after falling two stories from the abandoned Theta Chi fraternity house, went to call for help. The man’s friends went to the Kappa Delta sorority annex at 1003 Emery Rd. 04-14-92 Teen hurt in fall from building
AUTHORITIES FIND PURSE OF SLAIN OTTAWA WOMAN
April 15, 1992
Authorities have recovered a purse that belonged to Doris E. Branson, a rural Ottawa woman who was murdered at her home March 20, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s officer in charge of the investigation. Capt. Craig Davis said a Baker University student found the purse April 6 in a ditch on the east side of Douglas County Road 1055 about six miles south of Baldwin. The student initially discarded some of the contents, but eventually turned everything in to the Baldwin Police Department, which handed the purse over to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on April 7, he said.
MCCLACHERTY SERVICES
April 15, 1992
Services for John W. McClacherty, 66, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. McClacherty died Tuesday, April 14, 1992, at his home.
ROBERT G. MILLS
April 15, 1992
Services for Robert G. Mills, 65, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Tuesday, April 14, 1992, at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan.
EDNA G. COCKROFT
April 15, 1992
Private graveside services for Edna G. Cockroft, 87, Eudora, were today at the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin with the Rev. Harry R. Cole officiating. Mrs. Cockroft died Saturday, April 11, 1992, at the home of her son in Eudora.
VERNON JAY LUTZ
April 15, 1992
Services for Vernon Jay Lutz, 67, Eudora, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Lutz died today, April 15, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CLARENCE HAUSMAN
April 15, 1992
Services for Clarence H. Hausman, 88, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lawrence, with the Rev. Donald Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Clearfield Cemetery south of Eudora. Mr. Hausman died Tuesday, April 14, 1992, at the Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
COMPANY DONATES SETTLEMENT TO GROUP
April 15, 1992
Warm Hearts, a local volunteer group that raises money to help low-income residents with winter heating costs, received a shot in the arm today. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a request from Kansas Public Service to transfer about $116,000 received from a recent natural gas settlement case to Warm Hearts. KPS and Warm Hearts, which will become the trustee, agreed to create a trust for the benefit of the volunteer group.
GOOD WEATHER AIDS SOIL SAMPLE DRILLING
April 15, 1992
Good weather has expedited the drilling of soil samples along the South Lawrence Trafficway route, said an official of the company doing the work. Ron Gillette, with Terracon Cos. of Lenexa, said he expected the drilling of about 360 borings to be completed by the end of next week. The company has taken soil samples at 400-foot intervals along the trafficway route since mid-March. The project was expected to take 60 days.
APPEALS SUCCESSFUL IN MAJORITY OF CASES
April 15, 1992
About 55 percent of Douglas County property owners who appealed their property value notices received adjustments from the county appraiser’s office. County appraiser Marion Johnson said his staff granted property value changes in 116 cases out of 212 appeals. The other 96 property owners either received no change, did not show up for their hearings or canceled their hearings.
PANEL RECOMMENDS INCREASE IN NORTHERN KASOLD SPEED LIMIT
April 15, 1992
Members of the city’s Traffic Safety Commission have decided to recommend increasing speed limits on portions of Kasold Drive north of Sixth Street. The speed limit currently posted on Kasold between Sixth Street and Peterson Road is 30 mph.
PROVEN VOTE-GETTER
April 15, 1992
Maybe Elvis should run for president. At least he can draw a decent turnout of votes. Already, more than half a million ballots have been cast in an election that will decide which likeness of Elvis Presley will appear on a new stamp to be issued in 1993. One is the picture of a youthful Elvis, and the other is a picture of the entertainer in his later days. Voters have until April 24 to express their opinions.
STATEMENT CLARIFIED
April 15, 1992
To the editor: On March 16, a J-W reporter attended the meeting of Haskell’s Coalition of the Lawrence Alliance. Unfortunately, in a March 17 article, the reporter inaccurately paraphrased what I said at the meeting.
EASTER FAIRNESS
April 15, 1992
To the editor: Once again, Easter is approaching, and children are looking forward to Easter egg hunts. We attended the hunt at South Park last year, but unfortunately it was spoiled for us by the selfishness and cheating by some of the children and their parents.
STREET OBSERVATIONS
April 15, 1992
To the editor: I am writing in regard to the problem of traffic lights on Lawrence streets.
DIAMOND CRUNCH HITTING LAWRENCE HARDER THAN EVER
April 15, 1992
The second weekend in May looms large for Scott Holzmeister, commissioner of the Holcom and Houk-Ice youth baseball leagues. This month, he and other league officials welcomed nearly 190 13- and 14-year-olds to the Houk-Ice tryouts.
VISITING PROFS ENJOYING LOCAL ART SCENE
April 15, 1992
Marilyn and Irving Lavin came to Lawrence to talk about Renaissance art and love. But when they got here, they headed south to Vinland to check out a collection of grass-roots art. “We’re interested in all visual manifestations,” Marilyn Lavin, a visting professor at Princeton University, said during a Tuesday interview. “Grass-roots art isn’t from a school or academy. It shows an enormous creative effort, and it’s done by people who have no idea about doing art. It’s a tremendous impulse that pours out from some sort of vessel.”
FOR THE RECORD
April 15, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 15, 1992
DISMISSALS Lucinda Lynne Polter, Ottawa.
REDISTRICTING DELAY CONCERNS OFFICIAL
April 15, 1992
Kansas Secretary of State Bill Graves said Tuesday night in Lawrence he expects this year’s controversial process of redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts to wind up in the courts. Graves, who is the state’s chief election officer, also said he was “disappointed” with the low turnout in last week’s Kansas presidential primary.
PLANNING FOR ROADWAY MAKES PROGRESS IN CITY
April 15, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners took two steps Tuesday night toward creating a circumferential road system around Lawrence. Commissioners set in motion plans to adopt the current route for the Eastern Parkway and they agreed with a Douglas County Commission proposal for acquiring land for the South Lawrence Trafficway right of way.
April 15, 1992
Considering the waste, fraud and inefficiency which result from so many governmental operations, particularly at our federal level, it is understandable the public is increasing its demands for elimination or at least curtailment of “perks.” Some of the “goodies” bureaucrats and electees have allowed to develop and mushroom are scandalous, and should be wiped out. But it is difficult to consider the use of Air Force One, the presidential aircraft, as one of the perks to be abolished. Granted, it would be well to make sure the occupant of the White House, be that person Republican, Democrat or anything else, minimizes the use of the plane, currently at $25,000 an hour, for pure political purposes. But the president must have his “office” or its equivalent available at all times, and there is no way to separate Air Force One from the process even when politicking and fund-raising activities are involved. About all that can be done is to lessen such ventures.
CRUNCH TIME ARRIVES FOR PROCRASTINATING FILERS
April 15, 1992
Activity today was described as frantic and crazy by local income tax preparers, who were scrambling at the last minute to finalize their customers’ tax returns and extension forms to meet the midnight filing deadline. “Busy isn’t the word for it it’s frantic,” said Michael Hickman, a certified public accountant whose offices are at 825 Mass.
EARTH DAY FESTIVITIES KICK OFF WITH PARADE
April 15, 1992
Saturday’s Earth Day festivities will start off with a parade that will run through downtown Lawrence to South Park. The parade will include people who want to show support for environmental causes and alternative-fuel vehicles, such as bicycles and other vehicles powered by humans, animals, electricity, solar energy and vegetable oil. No fossil-fuel powered vehicles will be allowed.
LAWRENCE NATIVE HELPS FIRMS ESTABLISH FOOTHOLD IN HUNGARY
April 15, 1992
As Christopher Black sees it, a trip to Hungary in the fall of 1989 put him in the right place at the right time. As a management consultant based in Kansas City, Black was participating in a business delegation sponsored by the American Center for International Leadership, which spent two weeks in Hungary meeting with the heads of industry.
FOR THE RECORD
April 15, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PLASTICS FIRM SETS SIGHTS ON HUNGARY
April 15, 1992
These days, when the president of Packer Plastics looks for new markets, he’s setting his sights on Central Europe. Jim Schwartzburg, who founded the Lawrence-based company, is sizing up opportunities in Hungary, which experts on trade in the former East Bloc country say is a ready-made market for the plastic containers and housewares Packer manufactures.
LONG-RANGE GOALS APPROVED BY HOSPITAL TRUSTEE BOARD
April 15, 1992
Trustees at Lawrence Memorial Hospital today approved a strategic plan aimed at stopping the flow of local residents to hospitals in other cities. The plan, the result of months of work with Quorum Health Resources, Inc., identifies the hospital’s key goals during the ‘90s. As part of the plan, trustees approved new vision and mission statements for the hospital.