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SO FORTUNATEINDEED
April 18, 1992
Time was when people living in “one-company towns” such as Bartlesville, Okla., felt the goose which regularly laid so many golden eggs would live forever. But then, there were times in the not-too-distant past when few envisioned General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and other major corporations and businesses ever being in dire straits. Back to Bartlesville, Phillips Petroleum has about 5,200 employees there, and the economy of the city of about 35,000 is deeply dependent on the firm. Phillips currently is in the middle of another trimdown, and it is not difficult to imagine the consternation of people, whether they work at the company or run businesses fueled by the money the firm produces. There are the jobs and there are the spinoffs, and there is suffering at many levels when a company cuts back.
PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL NEEDED
April 18, 1992
To the editor: If the city commission really wants to know what is needed at 17th and Massachusetts, all they need to do is spend some time walking across Massachusetts with the elderly people they are supposedly interested in protecting. Most of the elderly folks that I have worked around wouldn’t be able to cross even one lane on Massachusetts safely to get to the “safety island.”
WOMAN, 26, FACING CHILD ABUSE CHARGE
April 18, 1992
A Lawrence woman who has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the death of her 23-month-old child is now facing charges that she recently abused her 7-year-old son. Wendy M. Brewer, 26, 1908 E. 19th, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with a felony count of child abuse stemming from incidents between April 1 through April 6 when she allegedly beat her 7-year-old son.
ROGEANA LEIGH HERRINGTON-BROWN
April 18, 1992
Services for Rogeana Leigh Herrington-Brown, 31, Coffeyville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Winn officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Brown died Monday, April 13, 1992, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a long illness.
LUCKEY SCHELLACK
April 18, 1992
Services for Luckey C. Schellack, 70, Springfield, Mo., were held Friday at Kingsway United Methodist Church in Springfield, followed by burial in Hazelwood Cemetery, also in Springfield. Mr. Schellack died Wednesday at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
4-18-9 LORA HUGHEY
April 18, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for Lora Pearl Schubert Hughey, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will be in Centropolis Cemetery. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Hughey died Friday, April 17, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hosiptal.
DONALD R. ANDERSON
April 18, 1992
Graveside services for Donald Reuben Anderson, 68, Chanute, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bronson Cemetery, with the Rev. Chub Bolling officiating. Mr. Anderson died Thursday, April 16, 1992, at the Neosho Medical Center in Chanute.
PERFORMANCE BENEFITS CROATIAN MUSIC SCHOOLS
April 18, 1992
Music schools loom large in the lives of young Croatian musicians. Those lives have been interrupted by the Yugoslavian civil war, in which 10 of those music schools were damaged or destroyed. “They (music schools) play a big role,” said Robert Andres, a native of Zagreb, Croatia, who is helping to organize a Lawrence benefit for the schools. “It’s almost impossible to enroll in a conservatory or go on with a music career unless children enroll in these music schools.”
FOR THE RECORD
April 18, 1992
Condition reports Matthew Young, a 22-year-old Kansas University student, has been released from the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a KUMC spokeswoman said today. Young was injured in a motorcycle accident March 20 on the KU campus.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 18, 1992
Amy Smith and baby boy, McLouth; Laurel Maloan and baby boy, Garnett; Kristen Kring and baby boy, Lawrence; and Janet Murphy and baby boy, Lawrence.
LEWIS SEEKS SCHOLARSHIP AT KANSAS
April 18, 1992
One of the state’s top junior basketball players Martin Lewis of Liberal High knows where he wants to play his college ball. “I want to come here,” Lewis said after winning Friday’s Kansas Relays prep long jump competition with a leap of 22-9. “I’ve watched Kansas on TV a lot. I like the way they play. I started liking them last year.”
CHRISTIANS PREPARE FOR EASTER
April 18, 1992
Christians are ready for Easter with the conclusion today of the holy days that precede the church’s central holiday. Today ends the celebration of the Triduum Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil of Holy Saturday. Christians have prepared for these three days with sacrifice and prayer throughout the season of Lent.
SENEX CONSIDERS ACADEMIC PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS
April 18, 1992
A system of testing all Kansas junior high school students to evaluate their potential college performance, and a comprehensive multicultural program were among several academic recommendations reviewed Friday by the Kansas University Senate Executive Committee. SenEx considered 15 recommendations developed by the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee of university governance.
JUNIOR HIGH GROUP AIMS FOR POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE
April 18, 1992
Black youth in many schools across the country face tremendous peer pressure to get involved in drugs or gangs. But Reggie Harrison, a black ninth-grader at South Junior High School, is the target of what he calls “positive peer pressure” to stay out of trouble, get good grades and plan for the future.
WOMEN FIGURE IN RECRUITING PLANS, CHIEF SAYS
April 18, 1992
Lawrence police are in the middle of the recruiting process, and Chief Ron Olin said he hopes the seven new officers who ultimately are selected for the positions are representative of the Lawrence community. In terms of gender, perfect representation means women would compose a little over half of the police force. Women represent 53 percent of the Lawrence population, according to the 1990 federal census. Currently, about 6 percent (six of the 96 officers) on the Lawrence force are women.
SOONERS SLIP KU, 10-4
April 18, 1992
Oklahoma came to Kansas with its worst team batting average since 1980. No matter. When a baseball team leaves just three runners on base as the Sooners did Friday night who needs a stellar BA?
CBS TOUR GIVES KU STUDENTS A GLIMPSE OF SHOW BIZ
April 18, 1992
Kansas University students will have a chance to play Family Feud, make play-by-play sports calls or act out their emotions in soap operas next week when CBS television visits the campus. The 1991 CBS College Tour, featuring eight interactive events tied to daytime, prime time and sports programs on the network, will allow students to participate in television shows and win prizes.
LAW SCHOOL NEXT STEP FOR FORMER OFFICER
April 18, 1992
Susan Auer is well-acquainted with the natural adversarial relationship between lawyers and police officers. “I know a lot of jokes told to me by law enforcement officers,” said the former Lawrence police officer and current law student.
LION RELAY TEAM FOURTH
April 18, 1992
Somebody get Overachiever’s Anonymous on the line. Lawrence High’s boys track team is at it again. The Lions haven’t relapsed into the dominance they showed two years ago when they won all four relays at the Kansas Relays.
FEMALE OFFICERS PLAYING LARGER ROLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
April 18, 1992
Line up the 96 officers of the Lawrence Police Department and within the ranks you’ll find six women. Six women officers that’s 6.25 percent of the police department.
FUTURE LOOKS CLOUDY
April 18, 1992
In all the concern about the 0-7 baseball start by the Kansas City Royals, I worry more about another problem: Who’s going to be in charge after Ewing Kauffman with his industrial deep pockets no longer bankrolls the operation? Even if the Royals rebound miraculously, win their division, the pennant and the World Series (NOT!), how much longer would the incomparable Mr. K stay with it? Providing that, being not too far from age 80, he has a choice.