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COUNTY COLLECTS $128,552 IN LATE TAX
August 3, 1992
Douglas County added another $128,552 to its coffers last week as residents scrambled to keep their names out of the newspaper for not paying their taxes. Treasurer Nancy Hempen said the county took in $82,000 of that amount on Friday. The county has now collected $44,535,643 in 1991 real estate and personal property taxes, she said. The total 1991 taxes owed the county is $47,962,568, which means the county has collected 92.9 percent of the total taxes due. Taxes were due June 20.
PEARL S. REEDER
August 3, 1992
Services for Pearl Sutton Reeder, 81, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here, with the Rev. Earl J. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery, west of Baldwin. Mrs. Reeder died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1992, at her home.
MARY E. MCCALLA
August 3, 1992
Services for Mary Elizabeth McCalla, 85, 1501 Inverness, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. McCalla died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born March 4, 1907.
FLORY SERVICES
August 3, 1992
Services for Alva Jacob Flory, 76, rural Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Willow Springs Old German Baptist meeting house. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Mr. Flory died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1992, at his home.
SAMANTHA BRYSON
August 3, 1992
Graveside services for Samantha Marie Bryson, infant daughter of Becky Anderson and Chris Bryson, Baldwin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Vinland Cemetery. Samantha died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1992, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born July 30, 1992, at her parent’s home.
FOR THE RECORD
August 3, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
LIBRARIES MAKING PRESERVATION PLANS
August 3, 1992
More books and documents are in circulation than ever before; more books than ever are falling from their covers; many historical documents written on acidic paper are crumbling; and many can’t be touched because of deterioration. During a forum today at the Lawrence Holidome, Kay Walter, a preservation consultant for a Kansas Library Network Board committee, cited those facts as examples of the need for preservation planning in Kansas.
HOUSING GRANT LESS THAN EXPECTED
August 3, 1992
Although a federal grant for facilities improvements provides less than what the Lawrence Housing Authority had requested, the housing authority should receive more support in the future under a new funding plan, an LHA official said this morning. U.S. Senator Bob Dole, R-Kan., announced today that the LHA will receive a $15,000 federal grant through the Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program (CIAP) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HASKELL, KU TEAM UP ON SPEECH PROGRAM
August 3, 1992
To help increase the relatively low number of American Indian professionals in the field of communicative disorders, Kansas University and Haskell Indian Junior College will launch a new program this fall. Funded by a four-year grant of $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education, the KU department of speech-lauguage-hearing and Haskell staff will assist students making the transition from Haskell to KU to train as speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Kim Arthur Wilcox, associate professor and chair of the KU speech-language-hearing department, is director of the “Native American Training Program.”
FOR THE RECORD
August 3, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
LOCAL THERAPIST NAMED TO SEAT ON STATE COUNCIL
August 3, 1992
“I just love kids,” Sharon Parsons drawled in an Alabama accent she just can’t seem to shake. The newest member of Kansas’ Occupational Therapy Council is in the right business. As an occupational therapist at Topeka’s Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, the Lawrence resident is paid to play with children eight hours a day.
COUNTY FAIR COUNTDOWN AT T MINUS 1 FOR WORKERS
August 3, 1992
The 1992 Douglas County Free Fair will get under way Tuesday, and workers planned to spend today setting up buildings and booths at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper. Tonight’s pre-fair festivities will include the 4-H Dog Show at 6:30 p.m. in the Judging Arena and the Open Horse Show at 7 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena.
ERS SHOW STYLE, SAVVY IN WEEKEND FASHION REVUE
August 3, 1992
Emily Smith’s emerald green boots clipped down the modeling runway Sunday afternoon at the Lawrence Holidome. Her red hair flowed over an emerald green western jacket, setting off her cream cowboy hat, matching riding pants and gloves. All eyes were riveted on the 17-year-old Cottonwood 4-H member as she smiled and turned on the ballroom’s catwalk, and picked up the gold medal for the Douglas County 4-H Fashion Revue’s senior clothing carousel contest on a day that happened to be her birthday.
GAMES GET STORMY CONCLUSION
August 3, 1992
Soaked and scratched, Geoff Davis had known better Sunday mornings. Davis had agreed to serve as commissioner of the cycling portion of the Sunflower State Games if officials would let him stage a U.S. Cycling Federation event in conjunction with the Games.
BASKETBALL GOLD GOES TO EMPORIA
August 3, 1992
Remember the disappointment viewers felt when Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s empty vaults on national television? That’s how many fans must have felt when they arrived for the 19 and over basketball final at the Sunflower State Games on Sunday.
GOLTRA LEADS WAY FOR EAST
August 3, 1992
The East faced a 94-yard drive. Lineman Bob Goltra faced an equally daunting task the West’s 6-foot-2, 260-pound Jeff Greene. Because Goltra, a 6-foot-7, 245-pound Kansas University signee from Fort Scott, overpowered Manhattan’s Greene, the East overcame the West, 25-21, in Saturday’s all-star high school football Shrine Bowl at Topeka’s Moore Bowl.
CLERK PREDICTS 30% TURNOUT
August 3, 1992
Lacking a hot issue, Tuesday’s primary election should attract about 30 percent of registered voters in Douglas County, County Clerk Patty Jaimes predicted today. “For some reason, people do not put as much importance on the primary as they do on the general election,” she said. “There’s no special issues to make people want to participate in the primary.”
FINNEY RESPONDS TO KPL DISPUTE
August 3, 1992
At the request of Gov. Joan Finney, a state health official today will try to resolve the continuing dispute between some local residents and KPL Gas Service over a proposed power line project in Lawrence. Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials also may study the root of the furor the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) created by power lines, which some studies link to increased rates of cancer.
EX-JAYHAWK LEADS WAY IN 10K
August 3, 1992
On one hand, Heather Sterbenz works and works to find a job and can’t. On the other, she doesn’t train a lick for two months and still cruises to the women’s Sunflower State Games 10K title Sunday morning on KU’s west campus. “I’m way ahead of where I thought I was,” said Sterbenz, a former Kansas distance runner who now lives in Topeka. “I’m in almost the same place I was when I quit. Now I don’t know what I’ll do.”
FERRERA STRIKES LONGTIME FOE
August 3, 1992
The latest of many battles between Ed Ferrera and John Weber came down to the drop of a pin eight of them actually. Ferrera followed a strike in the 10th frame with an eight to edge Weber, 191-190, in the finals of the men’s scratch bowling Sunday in the Sunflower State Games.
SSG EXPERIENCE EMBARRASSING, BUT NOTSHUTOUT
August 3, 1992
I mined Sunflower State Games cotton. Yep, I played in the SSG’s men’s B racquetball competition and all I have to show for it is this stupid T-shirt. Well, I also have this swollen strawberry on my knee from what I don’t know and aching muscles but, other than that, all I have for my toils is the same T-shirt 4,000 competitors received just for entering.
Zybans hit bullseye
August 3, 1992
The streets of Zyba won’t exactly be clogged with Sunflower State Games medalists, even though two-thirds of the townspeople won medals in the Games’ archery competition on Sunday. Zyba doesn’t have any streets, unless you count the driveway leading up to David and Patricia MacDonald’s house.
WARNINGS IN ORDER?
August 3, 1992
Attention, traffic patrol officers: Shouldn’t there be warning tickets, and even an occasional arrest for inattentive driving? In southern Florida, a recent survey of about 500 traffic-school pupils found that three quarters of them eat, drink, kiss or hug a passenger, write notes, apply makeup, brush or fluff their hair, dry their nail polish or read while also driving their cars.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 3, 1992
BIRTHS Carl and Rebecca Goodin, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
S MURDERER UP FOR PAROLE
August 3, 1992
A Denver man convicted of first-degree murder in the 1977 slaying of a Lawrence variety store manager is among the Kansas prison inmates eligible for parole in September, the Kansas Parole Board has announced. Lee E. Harris, who is serving a life imprisonment term for the murder of Samuel Norwood, manger of the F.W. Woolworth Co. store in Lawrence, was included on the parole board’s monthly list of public comment sessions.
LAWRENCE TEACHERS, BOARD WILL TURN TO MEDIATOR
August 3, 1992
For the first time in seven weeks, representatives for Lawrence teachers and the school board will sit down at the negotiating table this month. And this time, a mediator will join them. Gene Bralley, a mediator from the Kansas City, Mo., field office of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, has been appointed to assist in negotiations, which have stalled over teacher salaries. Bralley will meet with the negotiators at West Junior High School on Aug. 24 seven weeks after negotiations went to impasse July 7.
D.A. PONDERS MURDER CHARGES
August 3, 1992
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells said this morning that his office was continuing to review the case against two men who were arrested in connection with Wednesday’s shooting death of a 24-year-old Lawrence man. “We are still going over the police reports, things are still coming down,” Wells said.