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WORKING TOGETHER
August 4, 1992
Once again we seem to be caught up with protecting the rights of people with a high potential of doing harm to others while paying too little attention to the rights of those they might damage, in this case fatally. The National Commission on AIDS has recommended against AIDS testing of health workers, saying doctors and nurses infected with the HIV virus should not be forced to disclose that to patients.
FAIR OPPORTUNITY
August 4, 1992
Although many county residents may take the annual event for granted, the Douglas County Free Fair, which opens today, offers a wealth of opportunities for fun and education, most of them completely free. The educational aspects of the fair go on year-round for participants, many of them county 4-H’ers. County Extension agents point out that 4-H attempts to teach youngsters life skills. Through sewing or shopping or raising an animal, 4-H projects teach young people how to be good consumers, how to think through a problem and how to solve it. They learn lessons about nature and growing up. And they learn plenty about success, failure and seeing a project through to completion.
BEINGWOMAN
August 4, 1992
To the editor The year is 1992, the year of the Olympics in Barcelona. I am sure most Americans have heard and have read about THE basketball team and the basketball players on the now famous Dream Team. As a sports fan, I wish them well.
CENTER SUPPORT
August 4, 1992
To the editor: After reading Wednesday’s followup article on the Lawrence City Commission-Brookcreek Learning Center issue, I felt some clarification was necessary.
HARD WORK UNDERLINED BY WEBBER
August 4, 1992
When Chris Webber dunks a basketball, everyone within five miles of him feels the aftershock. On Monday, he stressed the importance of the part of his game the public doesn’t see. Webber, a sophomore forward for Michigan, was a guest speaker at Roy Williams’ basketball camp, and the theme he emphasized was hard work.
FOR THE RECORD
August 4, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
SAFETY PANEL SUPPORTS SCHOOL BUS SEATBELTS
August 4, 1992
The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission decided Monday night to lend its support to an area man’s push to have the Lawrence school board require children to wear seat belts while riding in small school buses. The commission, an advisory board for the city, decided to write a letter of support to the school board for Michael Brown, a registered nurse at Haskell Health Center, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
DESOTO DISTRICT OKS BUDGET
August 4, 1992
DeSoto School District residents will see a noticeable decrease in their property tax bills this year, the school board announced Monday during a hearing on the 1992-93 budget. The $11 million budget for 1993, approved Monday, sliced 23.89 mills off the current levy. It sets the estimated total levy at 43.37 mills. A mill is $1 in taxation for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
FLORY SERVICES
August 4, 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.
MARIE K. REYNOLDS
August 4, 1992
Services for Marie K. Reynolds, 96, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Indian Hills Church of God with the Rev. M. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born on Aug. 16, 1895, in rural Johnson County, the daughter of Walter and Rosetta Jones Kluss.
MARY ELIZABETH MCCALLA
August 4, 1992
Services for Mary Elizabeth McCalla, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Macauley officiating and assisted by the Rev. Grantland Clowers. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. McCalla died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JOE GARCIA
August 4, 1992
Graveside services for Joe Garcia, 73, Riverside, Calif., were held June 4 at the Riverside National Cemetery. Mr. Garcia died May 31, 1992, at Riverside Community Hospital.
2 CHARGED IN LOCAL MURDER
August 4, 1992
Two former Kansas University football lettermen were charged Monday with first-degree murder in the shooting death last week of a 24-year-old Lawrence man. Ronnie Alane Caldwell, 26, 1300 Tenn., and Rodney W. Harris, 26, 2411 La., both made first appearances on Monday in Douglas County District Court, where a preliminary hearing was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. District Judge James W. Paddock set bond for each man at $100,000.
ELECTION, BYLAWS MAKE LHS ALUMNI GROUP REAL
August 4, 1992
The Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. became official Saturday with the election of board officers and the adoption of bylaws. “This is something that we’ve needed for a long, long time,” said Mary Tatham, the group’s newly elected president and the person who spearheaded the organization of the Lawrence High School alumni group.
ROSETTA M. WILLHARDT
August 4, 1992
Services for Rosetta M. Willhardt, 87, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Episcopal Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Lee S. Block officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Willhardt died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.
BUS COMPANY WINS KU CAB CONTRACT
August 4, 1992
A contract for Kansas University’s “Safe Ride” taxicab program was awarded Monday to the Lawrence Bus Co., which recently was licensed to start a second taxi service in Lawrence. State and KU officials today declined to reveal the amount of the contract because they said it had not yet been signed.
SENATE APPROVES $50,000 FOR KU
August 4, 1992
The U.S. Senate on Monday approved $50,000 for planning and design of a new Energy Research and Technology Transfer center building at Kansas University. The funds are part of the 1993 energy and water appropriations bill. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., secured the funding in an amendment to the bill last week.
EXECUTIVE BUYS RIGHTS TO SOFTWARE
August 4, 1992
An Lawrence-based executive with Farallon Computing Inc. has bought a portion of the Emeryville, Calif., company’s business that he helped develop and plans to establish a new company in Lawrence. Roger Haack, 41, said he completed a deal Friday to acquire Farallon’s Fund Accounting operation, which sells financial accounting packages to publicly funded institutions, primarily school districts, under the Fund Accounting name. Haack most recently was Farallon’s director of Fund Accounting and has been in charge of the day-to-day operations of Farallon’s Fund Accounting business.
FIRE CALLS
August 4, 1992
Lawrence firefighters: Investigated a false alarm at 10:26 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine.
ACCIDENT KILLS OZAWKIE MAN
August 4, 1992
A 58-year-old Ozawkie man died in a two-car accident Monday afternoon near Perry Lake, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported today. John Hernandez was killed when the car he was driving skidded left of the center line and collided head-on with another car, a KHP dispatcher said this morning.
THREE COMMISSIONERS SUPPORT TRANSIT PLAN
August 4, 1992
Three Lawrence city commissioners say “yes” to a recommendation for a coupon-based city transit program, which could cost the city as much as $150,000 in its first year. Asked how to pay for the program, the word “study” creeps into some commissioners’ vocabularies.
KU EDUCATION FIRM SHUT OUT ON GRANT
August 4, 1992
A Lawrence research firm is not among 11 groups receiving grants to design new U.S. schools, but the firm intends to move forward with its plans of developing new ways to teach children, says the firm’s director. Last month, the New American Schools Development Council (NASDC) chose 11 “design teams” to receive millions of dollars in grants to create models for break-the-mold schools. The NASDC is a nonprofit company that several corporations started last year at the request of President Bush.
BALDWIN RESIDENTS TO SEE RISE IN CITY MILL LEVY RATE
August 4, 1992
The city’s mill levy will increase slightly this year, the Baldwin City Council announced during a budget hearing Monday night. Richard Caplan, interim city superintendent, said the proposed levy for 1992 will be 22.955 mills, up 0.659 mills from 1991’s levy of 22.296. The 1993 city budget calls for total expenditures of $3,495,419, including all city departments, utility funds, bond and other special accounts. The amount is a 2.2 percent increase over this year’s budget.
RAINS BRING OUT POISONOUS, DEADLY MUSHROOMS
August 4, 1992
As Lawrence residents begin to mow their long, thick post-rain lawns, they may discover that hidden under all that grass is an abundance of mushrooms thriving in this unusually damp Kansas summer. Although the fungi may look pretty and appear tasty, many are poisonous and some are down right deadly, according to local mushroom experts.
PRIMARY CONTESTS DRAW LIGHT INTEREST FROM LOCAL VOTERS
August 4, 1992
Despite fairly nice weather, the morning turnout for today’s primary election showed most voters were finding other things to do. A pre-noon check by the Journal-World today showed that 8.10 percent or 2,323 of the 28,659 voters in the city’s precincts had gone to the polls in today’s primary election.
CABS WOULD BE PART OF TRANSIT PLAN
August 4, 1992
A coupon program that would help residents cover the cost of a city taxicab ride has been recommended by a consultant hired by the city to study public transportation issues. Selling Lawrence residents low-cost coupons for taxicab rides would be just the first step in meeting public transportation needs in Lawrence, the consultant said Monday.
REIGN
August 4, 1992
If you happen to see a monarch butterfly fluttering through Lawrence this year, consider yourself extremely lucky. “It will be quite a sight,” says Robert Brooks, collections manager of the Snow Entomological Museum at Kansas University.
RETURN TO LAW ALWAYS POSSIBLE, BUT HUNTER SEEKS NO SAFETY NET
August 4, 1992
A succinct sentence in the 1963 Kansas University football media guide sums up the college grid career of Gary Hunter. “Slim Council Grove rookie,” it says about the 6-0, 170-pound sophomore quarterback-defensive back, “must improve skills to move up in ranks.”
LOCAL MAN RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT
August 4, 1992
A Lawrence man has submitted petitions to be listed on the fall ballot as an independent candidate for the Kansas House 46th District, the Kansas secretary of state’s office reported today. Richard Small, 1017 R.I., submitted petitions by Monday’s deadline to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. He needs at least 348 signatures to be placed on the ballot for the eastern Lawrence House district, which is now represented by incumbent Democrat Betty Jo Charlton.
STATE, UTILITY DISCUSS COMPROMISE
August 4, 1992
More meetings between a state health department official and KPL Gas Service are needed to resolve a dispute over a proposed power line project in Lawrence, a state official said today. At the request of Gov. Joan Finney, a Kansas Department of Health and Environment official is trying to find middle ground between KPL and members of the Pinckney Neighborhood Assn., who oppose the project.
YOUTH CAMP GIVES PEACECHANCE
August 4, 1992
Camps for churches, Scouts and sports have filled children’s summers for many years. A camp in Lawrence this week is teaching children how to practice peace in their daily lives.
MAUPINTOUR DRAWS ALABAMA TEAM IN NBC
August 4, 1992
Maupintour Travellers’ coach Walt Houk is approaching his first round opponent in the National Baseball Congress World Series with the caution of, say, a hungry lion about to strike food. “I don’t know anything about them other than the stats I have on them,” Houk said of the team from Arab, Ala., the Travellers will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
AD
August 4, 1992
Every work day unless he closes the blinds in his office Gary Hunter sees Cessna Stadium when he looks out the windows. A view of a landfill might be more pleasing.