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LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
April 22, 1992
Gov. Joan Finney could do the state a great service by helping to break the current impasse between the House and Senate on school finance issues if she approaches the matter in a spirit of compromise and realism. Finney promised Monday to propose a “fine-tuned” version of her school finance plan to lawmakers when they return for their wrap-up session. The proposal, she said, will be basically the same as her earlier plan, but will include more details.
KU HONORS OUTSTANDING WOMEN
April 22, 1992
The ‘90s will be a decisive decade for America, an era of struggle for the nation’s conscience and future, the president-elect of the Kansas State Board of Education said Tuesday evening at Kansas University. The keynote speaker at KU’s annual women’s recognition program, Connie Hubbell, president-elect of the board, said many issues she discussed during a 1986 speech called “Women Backward and Forward,” are still relevant today.
SEXUAL ABUSE PUTS CHILDREN IN WAR ZONE, EXPERT SAYS
April 22, 1992
Some young victims of sexual abuse and many of the country’s war veterans may have more in common than many people might think, a Topeka social worker said Tuesday night. Many who are war or abuse victim have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, said Carol Courtney, a social worker at Parkview Hospital of Topeka.
S SKILLS ARE KEY TO QUALITY, EXECUTIVE SAYS
April 22, 1992
Today’s successful corporate leader knows how to motivate employees and has a breadth of skills that can be plugged into any industry, an aviation industry executive said Tuesday. “If you aspire … you must be sure you create a generalist experience base,” said Judith Rogala, who currently is chief executive officer and president of Flagship Express, a $90 million air cargo carrier. She also is in the process of forming a new aviation-related company.
CITY EYES DUMPING GARBAGE SCHEDULE
April 22, 1992
Twice-a-week trash pickup in Lawrence soon may go the way of pull-tabs on soda cans and Styrofoam food containers at McDonald’s. Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday leaned heavily in favor of scaling back the city’s twice-weekly trash pickup to allow the city to collect yard waste for recycling once a week.
PINCKNEY CELEBRATES 60TH YEAR
April 22, 1992
Pinckney School students are celebrating the school’s 60th anniversary not only by remembering its past, but also by giving future students an idea of what Pinckney School is like today. Pinckney has scheduled a special reunion for the school’s current and former teachers and students from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 1. Meanwhile, Pinckney students are busy preparing questions for the many speakers who will talk about the school’s history next week.
SPECIAL SECTION SET FOR J-W PHOTO PROJECT
April 22, 1992
This Sunday, the Picture Douglas County photo project will be in print. The project, sponsored by the Journal-World as part of the celebration of the newspaper’s centennial year, sent local photographers all over the city and county on March 2.
DOROTHY HANSON
April 22, 1992
Services for Dorothy Maree (Deem) Hanson, 66, Wichita, were April 13 at Vernon Presbyterian Church in Wichita. Burial was in Wichita Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hanson died April 9, 1992, in Wichita.
LARRY SIGLER
April 22, 1992
Services for Lawrence B. “Larry” Sigler, 60, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Sigler died Tuesday, April 21, 1992, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a long illness.
JAY SCOTT
April 22, 1992
Services for Jay J. Scott, 85, Topeka, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lowman United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Scott died Tuesday, April 21, 1992, in Frankfort.
RALPH HESS
April 22, 1992
Graveside services for Ralph Jacob Hess Sr., 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Gingerich officiating. Masonic Honors will be conducted by Lawrence Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M. Mr. Hess died Tuesday, April 21, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TOWNSHIP SPORTING NEW LOOK WITH HALL
April 22, 1992
Members of the Marion Township Election Board no longer dread election day now that a brand new building houses the polls. Gone are the days of huddling together for warmth by the fuel oil stove and bringing their own pillows for cushioning the hard, wooden benches, where they sat for hours surrounded by drafty, mint-green walls. Members bade good riddance to the leaky roof and the outdoor commode, a 100-foot trek over dirt trenches.
LINWOOD TO SEEK FUNDS FOR SEWERS
April 22, 1992
The Linwood City Council agreed Tuesday to apply for a federal Community Development Block Grant to finance total replacement of the city’s storm sewer system, according to Mayor Arlene Pritchard. The city held a public hearing Thursday to receive input about needs in the community. A number of projects were suggested, but sewer work took top priority, she said.
KUMC RECEIVES GRANT
April 22, 1992
The Cancer Center at the Kansas University Medical Center has received a three-year planning grant from the National Cancer Institute totaling $468,240. A news release from the medical center, Kansas City, Kan., said the grant is crucial to the KU Cancer Center’s goal to become an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center by 1998. Attaining that status would make KU’s center the only cancer center in the southern Great Plains with the designation, the release said.
SCHOOL VOUCHER PLANS NOT LAWFUL, AG RULES
April 22, 1992
Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan issued an opinion today that three legislative proposals creating voucher systems to allow parents to send their children to private, sectarian schools are unconstitutional. The attorney general, in his nonbinding opinion, said such a system would result in state support of a form of worship. Sectarian schools teach a religious doctrine in addition to normal educational courses.
COUPLE CONTINUES APPEAL OF ORDER TO RAZE HOUSE
April 22, 1992
A Baldwin couple has gone to the Kansas Supreme Court in an effort to prevent demolition of a house they own. Eugene Brown Sr. and Elizabeth Brown received notice from the Baldwin City Council in August 1990 of an order that the house, located at 319 11th in Baldwin, be razed at the owners’ expense.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 22, 1992
Jeaneen Layton and baby girl, Ottawa; Melva Hart, Lawrence; Shirley Fraser, Lawrence; Hibbard Taul, Baldwin. BIRTHS Suzanne and Earle Knowlton, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
PROTESTERS SEEK LEGAL MARIJUANA USE
April 22, 1992
In what has become a common sight, more than a dozen people stood in a line outside city hall Tuesday evening holding signs and banners supporting legal marijuana use. For several weeks, groups of as many as 15 hemp supporters have picketed outside city hall before Lawrence City Commission meetings.
FIRE DAMAGES BARBECUE TRAILER
April 22, 1992
Lawrence firefighters extinguished a fire in a barbecue trailer late this morning at 19th Street Center, 19th and Haskell. No one was injured. The trailer, owned by Dave Garrett, was behind the Blues, Brew, and Bar-B-Que restaurant in the alley behind the center.
CITY TACKLING DOWNTOWN ISSUES
April 22, 1992
After weeks of circling around the issue, Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday decided to take up two issues related to downtown development. Commissioners asked city staff to report back on the specifics of hiring parking engineers to study the city’s parking shortages downtown.
PSYCHOLOGY PROF NAMED COMPUTER SCIENCE CHAIR
April 22, 1992
A Kansas University faculty member with expertise in conflict resolution was named Tuesday as interim chair of the university’s computer science department. Dennis Karpowitz, associate professor and associate chair of psychology, will start June 1. He will remain one to two years.
MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR NAMED EMPLOYEE OF YEAR
April 22, 1992
Charla Jenkins, director of public relations for the University Theatre, the Kansas University Concert Series and the department of music and dance, has won the classified employee of the year award at KU. Lanny Schoeling, liaison engineer with the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project, won for non-classified personnel.
COUPLE DONATE TO KU
April 22, 1992
A Scottsdale, Ariz., couple have committed $315,000 to benefit Kansas University track team members and scholarship hall students, KU announced today. Kermit D. and Beverly B. Hollingsworth made the gift through the KU Endowment Association through a charitable remainder trust.
BALDWIN SELECTS MANAGEMENT AIDE
April 22, 1992
A Lawrence man will handle Baldwin’s administrative duties until the city hires a new administrator, the Baldwin City Council decided this week. Richard Caplan, of Richard Caplan & Associates, a Lawrence consulting firm, started Tuesday as interim Baldwin city administrator. He will be paid $2,450 a month.
BUNGEE FIRM RECOILS FROM PERMIT
April 22, 1992
A bungee-jumping franchise that had wanted to bounce into the Clinton Lake area has recoiled from its plan avoiding a clash with opposing neighbors tonight. “I’m not pulling out because we’re afraid or we think our request isn’t reasonable. We’re pulling out only because we don’t want to fight,” said Tim Hoppin, owner and president of Vertical Addictions Inc.
VETERINARY CLINIC SLATED FOR LECOMPTON
April 22, 1992
The Lecompton City Council announced Monday that the Jefferson County Veterinary Clinic will hold an animal clinic from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lecompton City Hall, said Susie Hackathorn, city clerk. The veterinarian will check animals for heartworms and provide various immunizations, she said.
OFFICE
April 22, 1992
Christopher Perez has a standing job offer from Chicago’s Cook County sheriff’s office. “The guy that runs the department told me, `You’re the kind of guy who will kick (bleep) and take names,”’ Kansas University’s 6-5, 285-pound senior offensive tackle said with a grin, noting that three years of sheriff’s work would qualify him for a job with the FBI.
FIRE SAFETY EXERCISE AIDS DESIGN INSIGHTS
April 22, 1992
A group of Kansas University architecture and architectural engineering students gained a new perspective on building design Tuesday afternoon by going into a dark, smoke-filled building. “It was great, I couldn’t see a thing,” said Steve Gantner, a third-year architecture student and one of about 10 students who donned firefighting gear to learn about safety and structural design.
PROTESTS
April 22, 1992
The price of major business development clashed with the rights of the small-business man at the Lawrence City Commission meeting Tuesday. Commissioners approved an ordinance on first reading ordering the condemnation of the property containing Wright’s Wallcovering at 3216 Iowa.
S RECITAL ENDS CHAPTER ON MUSIC CAREER IN LAWRENCE
April 22, 1992
Karin Dunne Paludan grew up in Lawrence, went to school in Lawrence and, according to plan, will be graduating college in Lawrence this spring. Throughout her life, she’s been a part of the performing arts community at Lawrence High School and Kansas University in fact she’s been hard to miss. Now she prepares to give her senior recital at 8 p.m. Thursday at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
FOR THE RECORD
April 22, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported More than $1,000 was taken from Lawrence Journal-World newspaper racks across the city between December 1991 and February, Lawrence police reported. A Journal-World spokesman this morning said the company is cooperating with police. Police said two suspects have been identified.
KU CAGERS FOUND PERFECT BANQUET DIGS
April 22, 1992
Those tall, bearded young men wearing shades and wandering around Allen Fieldhouse, emcee Bob Davis quipped to the crowd, were Indiana basketball players searching for a banquet. Yuk, yuk. If Indiana’s basketball players their awards dinner was kiboshed, of course, by coach Bob Knight had indeed stumbled into KU’s fieldhouse on Monday night they would have been impressed.
DESERTION CASE INTERESTS ATTORNEYS
April 22, 1992
Representing a convicted military deserter in her attempt to keep her license to practice medicine in Kansas is proving to be a “fascinating” case, say two Lawrence attorneys. Donald Strole and his associate, Sally Kelsey, say they are interested in the ethical issues and the public interest in the case of Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn.