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REVERSE DIVE GIVES BRUNO BOOST
April 16, 1992
Any hopes of an easy followup to her state-championship season quickly disappeared for Lawrence High diver Brandy Bruno over the past two meets. After winning two early meets, Bruno finished second to Olathe South’s Michelle Rojohn at the Olathe Invitational back on April 4. Three days later, she was second behind teammate Keri Dobbins at Shawnee Mission East.
2 PEOPLE CITED FOR TRESPASSING
April 16, 1992
Two people were given notices to appear in Municipal Court on charges of criminal trespassing at the site of the old Theta Chi fraternity near Ninth Street and Emery Road. Lawrence police received a call at about 8 p.m. Wednesday that two people were at the site of the building, which is being demolished. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man who had set up a tripod to take pictures of the sunset. Both were issued notices to appear and told to leave the property.
FOR THE RECORD
April 16, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Stereo equipment, 300 compact discs and a burglar alarm control box, valued together on a police report at $5,400, were taken between 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from an apartment in the 800 block of West 25th.
TAXPAYERS PLAY BEAT THE CLOCK
April 16, 1992
Taxpayers attending a late-night bash at Lawrence’s downtown post office Wednesday night witnessed the return of once-a-year dance crazes, including the filing frenzy, post-office panic and mailing madness. As usual, the Internal Revenue Service took the lead during every song as the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band ushered in midnight April 15, the deadline to give Uncle Sam and the state of Kansas their tribute from 1991 earnings.
OELSCHLAGER HAS SURGERY
April 16, 1992
Ron Oelschlager, a Lawrence High graduate who plays baseball for Arizona University, was listed in fair condition in the critical care unit of St. Mary’s Hospital after being injured during practice Tuesday. Oelschlager, a sophomore, underwent emergency surgery Tuesday night to remove his spleen, part of his pancreas and a blood clot in his left renal artery.
KU SIGNS ALL-AMERICAN
April 16, 1992
Kansas’ women’s basketball program has landed a first-team Parade All-American in Charisse Sampson, a 5-10 shooting guard from Los Angeles Washington Prep High School. Sampson, who, on Wednesday signed a national letter of intent with KU, was named Los Angeles city player of the year as well as Southern California player of the year. She also won the state’s Cheryl Miller award.
MAN FILES LAWSUIT IN TRAFFIC FATALITY
April 16, 1992
A Lawrence man has filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court against the driver of the van that struck and killed his wife while she was crossing Iowa Street last year. E. Jackson Baur filed suit against Dennis Shain, Lawrence, asserting that Shain was negligent when his van struck and killed Lillian Baur on the night of Dec. 7. The suit alleges that Mrs. Baur was standing on a double yellow line on Iowa Street at its intersection with University Drive when she was struck by Shain’s van.
SCHOOL COMMISSION CONSIDERSPROPOSALS
April 16, 1992
The Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education voted on three plans Wednesday. The proposal receiving the most votes calls for building a mid-high school on a new site that would serve grades 9 and 10 and renovating Lawrence High School for grades 11 and 12. When enrollment at both schools reaches 1,700 students, they would become four-year high schools. In the meantime, the district will have built a third high school, thus creating three high schools with about 1,130 students each.
COMPROMISE YIELDS PLAN SUPPORT
April 16, 1992
Despite the split vote cast Wednesday by members of the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education, there are several signs that commission members are willing to compromise in proposing a solution for secondary school space needs. A proposal to build a mid-high school for grades 9 and 10 and house grades 11 and 12 at Lawrence High School received 10 of 22 votes largely because of such compromise.
ROBERT W. LAING
April 16, 1992
A memorial service for Robert W. Laing, 85, Lawrence, will be held May 24. Details will be announced later. Cremation with burial was held in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Laing died March 26, 1992, at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
PAUL C. JONES
April 16, 1992
Graveside inurnment services for Paul C. Jones, 89, Lawrence, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson. Mr. Jones died today, April 16, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
LUTZ SERVICES
April 16, 1992
Services for Vernon Jay Lutz, 67, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, with military honors by the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Lutz died Wednesday, April 15, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ELI C. JONES
April 16, 1992
Graveside services for Eli C. Jones, 83, Mexico Beach, Fla., will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Jones died Wednesday, April 15, 1992, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla.
DUCK RACE RAISES ESTIMATED $10,000 FOR COTTONWOOD
April 16, 1992
Cottonwood Inc., a local not-for-profit group that provides services for developmentally delayed and mentally retarded adults in Douglas and Jefferson counties, raised between $10,000 to $15,000 with its recent duck race. A news release from Cottonwood said that “net profit from the race is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.” Originally, Carolyn Church, Cottonwood’s director of community relations and development, hoped the group would raise $60,000 from the event.
CORRECTION
April 16, 1992
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal-World, a story in Wednesday’s J-W incorrectly listed Michael P. Rector’s plea to a charge of criminal damage to property. Rector pleaded not guilty to the felony, and a jury trial is scheduled for May 13.
SCHOOL PANEL FAILS TO FIND CONSENSUS
April 16, 1992
A Lawrence school commission ballot Wednesday resembled some of this year’s presidential primaries. None of the proposals garnered a majority of the votes. The vote of the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education was 10-6-6 among the three proposals, with one commission member abstaining. Even if the three absent commission members had supported the proposal winning the most votes, only 13 of the commission’s 26 members would have backed that option.
AREA CITIZENS TO HELP PICK ADMINSTRATOR
April 16, 1992
Selecting a new county administrator will be a countywide task, the Douglas County Commission determined Wednesday night. The three commissioners decided they each would pick three residents from their districts to help interview finalists for the administrator’s job. Counting the nine-member public committee, the commissioners and the acting administrator, a total of 13 people will be directly involved in selecting the next administrator.
CCCS EXPANDS ITS LOCAL SERVICE
April 16, 1992
Consumer Credit Counseling Services, which has offered debt counseling on a limited basis in Lawrence since 1988, will open a full-time office Monday. Eldon Gill, who has been providing debt counseling two days a week in Lawrence, will run the full-time office, which will be at 1012 Mass., Suite 219. CCCS previously maintained its part-time Lawrence office in donated space, most recntly at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa.
POLICE SAY TASK FORCE HAULS DOWNBURGLARS
April 16, 1992
Eight days after they formed a burglary task force, Lawrence police have identified five people who are suspected of several break-ins, including a Topeka man believed to be involved in at least 20 local burglaries. Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said this morning that he was seeking a Douglas County arrest warrant for Albert Thomas, 41, Topeka, who was arrested by Topeka police Wednesday on a parole violation. Local police suspect Thomas of committing a string of local burglaries that date back to November.
EAGLETS AT CLINTON LAKE BEGIN TO SPORT FEATHERS
April 16, 1992
The fourth family of eaglets to hatch at Clinton Lake since 1989 is doing well and starting to grow feathers, according to Teresa Rasmussen, park ranger. “They’re starting to look more like birds instead of fuzzballs,” she said.
COUPLE INCREASE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR LAW STUDENTS
April 16, 1992
John K. and Jayne Williamson Bremyer, McPherson, have added stocks valued at $46,000 to a Kansas University scholarship fund they established in 1985. The income from the fund will provide scholarships for summer interns at Kansas law firms. The gift enhances the John K. and Jayne D. Bremyer Law School Fund at the KU Endowment Association. Half the fund will provide scholarships for students who serve as legal interns in towns with populations less than 50,000. The other half will provide scholarships for students who serve as legal interns in any Kansas town.
POSSIBILITY OF K-92 BYPASS WORRIES OSKALOOSA OFFICIALS
April 16, 1992
Concern about the possibility of bypassing Kansas Highway 92 around Oskaloosa is premature, a Kansas Department of Transportation official says, adding that a bypass is only one of two options under consideration. “Our agency has a 5-year improvement plan, and projects are generated statewide based on need,” said James Brewer, state road office engineering manager. “Those with the greatest need are incorporated into the plan. K-92 at Oskaloosa is one of those.”
ORDER AN ISSUE
April 16, 1992
To the editor: It was great to see the report on the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education on April 9. I was dismayed with the way the story was reported by the Journal-World, however.
PANEL PONDERS TUITION ISSUES
April 16, 1992
A Board of Regents’ committee Wednesday kept alive a proposal that would allow state universities to offer new tuition breaks to athletes and other talented students. The Tuition and Fees Committee met at Kansas University’s alumni center to work on tuition rates and policy initiatives for the 1993-94 academic year.
TAXPAYERS PLAY BEAT THE CLOCK
April 16, 1992
Taxpayers attending a late-night bash at Lawrence’s downtown post office Wednesday night witnessed the return of once-a-year dance crazes, including the filing frenzy, post-office panic and mailing madness. As usual, the Internal Revenue Service took the lead during every song as the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band ushered in midnight April 15, the deadline to give Uncle Sam and the state of Kansas their tribute from 1991 earnings.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 16, 1992
DISMISSALS Dianne Elaine Kressin and baby girl, Lawrence.
THE STALKERS
April 16, 1992
Many of us are likely to envy celebrities such as comedian David Letterman, with his public following and hefty income. But few would trade their relatively obscure existences for the kind of harassment some well-known personalities are forced to cope with. An example is the case of the woman who has been convicted repeatedly of trespassing on Letterman’s property and who recently has been stalking his New Canaan, Conn., abode again.
REGENTS ACCEPT EVALUATION PLAN
April 16, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents today accepted a task force’s plan developed to improve evaluation of faculty performance in response to demands for more accountability. Regents were in Lawrence for their annual meeting on Kansas University’s campus. The meeting was held at the Adams Alumni Center.
KU TRACK SQUAD SEEKS HURDLERS TO JOIN CRAWFORD
April 16, 1992
Kansas hasn’t always been a vast wasteland for hurdlers. Cliff Cushman, an All-American in 1959 and ‘60, was so talented the Jayhawks named a Kansas Relays event after him.
JFK ASSASSINATION THEORIES EXPLORED BY LECTURER AT KU
April 16, 1992
A conspiracy and coverup was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, a historian and JFK researcher said Wednesday night. “I believe there was a conspiracy and there was a coverup of the conspiracy, and the Warren Commission Report was one of the biggest parts of the coverup,” said Casey Quinlan, a history teacher at Olathe South High School.
BACK WITH JAYHAWKS, HOLT CLIMBS CHART
April 16, 1992
Now that Dick Holt is back, the red-shirt freshman linebacker is making up for lost time in the Kansas football camp. Surprisingly, the 6-3, 225-pounder is listed No. 1 at inside linebacker ahead of incumbents Steve Harvey and Larry Thiel.
TRADITION TRANSFORMS EGGS TO ART
April 16, 1992
To many Americans, the family tradition of decorating eggs for Easter is something that’s done in about an hour with a coloring kit and a few stickers. But to Ukrainians, decorating eggs for Easter is a highly skilled folk art form that has been handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years, says a retired Kansas University professor.
LOCAL SAILORS PREPARE TO SET COURSE FOR SUMMER
April 16, 1992
With summer just a few months away, people are getting the urge to spend time in or on the water, especially those with boats at area marinas. Whether they plan to spend the summer sailing, fishing or water skiing, boat owners have been spiffing up their crafts for the last couple of weeks.
April 16, 1992
IMMIGRATION SERVICE ARRESTS 2 MEN IN CITY
April 16, 1992
Lawrence police assisted agents with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service on Wednesday morning in arresting a 17-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man believed to be illegal aliens. The agents, who work out of Kansas City, Mo., worked with Lawrence police in the arrest, which took place in the 700 or 800 block of Alabama Street, local officials said this morning. No further information was available.
CONGRESSMAN STRESSES NEED TO ELIMINATE JAPAN-BASHING
April 16, 1992
Ignorance is at the root of Japan-bashing, Rep. Jim Slattery, R-Kan., said today at a breakfast seminar at Alvamar Country Club. During the seminar, sponsored by Kansas International Inc., a Lawrence-based group that promotes international business with the state, Slattery said the United States must face the fact that “no matter if we like it or not, we are a part of a global economy.”
PLANNERS TO CONSIDER GOLF COURSE, BUNGEE JUMPING
April 16, 1992
Golf and bungee jumping highlight the issues facing the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission next week. The commission will hold a joint meeting Wednesday night with the Eudora Planning Commission to consider a permit for an 18-hole golf course about five miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.