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WORK
August 5, 1992
To the editor: One of the “hot” issues this election year, especially on the state and local level is term limitations for legislators. Yes, they (our legislators) need a swift kick to get their attention, but is this truly the way to do it?
SHORT-TERM SOLUTION
August 5, 1992
The taxicab voucher plan proposed by the city’s transportation consultant may have some potential, but it also carries with it many questions. Uppermost in the city commission’s mind, at this point, is where the money will come from to cover the city’s $100,000 to $150,000 cost for the first year of the program. And what will the city do if it is unable to obtain federal grants to further fund the program?
HOUSING FOCUS
August 5, 1992
To the editor: On July 23, the Lawrence-Douglas County Coalition for the Homeless sponsored a public meeting in which six organizations discussed new programs to benefit the community in the areas of affordable housing and homeless services. We were dismayed by your article the next day, however, which could have been interpreted to paint all of the city housing advocates as having attacked the city council as being oppsoed to children’s baseball diamonds.
CRASH KILLS LOCAL MAN
August 5, 1992
A Lawrence man who died in an auto accident on Interstate 70 was returning home after visiting his daughter when the fatality occurred, the man’s father said today. Ralph Montoy, 39, was found dead Monday after an accident late Sunday about 15 miles east of Salina, a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher reported today.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 5, 1992
Condition reports Mary Phinney, 27, Eudora, was listed in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken after an accident July 26 about seven miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
CLERK AT LOSS TO EXPLAIN LOW TURNOUT IN PRIMARY
August 5, 1992
The rain held off Tuesday and so did the voters in Douglas County, with only 26.3 percent of those registered in the county making their way to the polls in the primary election. In unofficial totals, 9,721 voters cast ballots in the election out of 36,977 registered voters. The low turnout left County Clerk Patty Jaimes wondering why there were so many no-shows.
RODEO-LIKE CONTEST DRAWS HERDS OF FANS AT DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR
August 5, 1992
Despite team penning’s relative newness in Douglas County, the stands at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds arena were nearly full Tuesday night as more than 80 teams of men, women and children on horseback attempted to pen frantic cattle in this rodeo-like competition. The team penning competition involves teams of three horseback riders who try to move three numbered cattle out of a herd of 24 from one side of the arena to the other and into a pen. The competition is in its second year at the Douglas County Free Fair.
CITY REJECTS CLAIM FILED IN SHOOTING
August 5, 1992
The city will not pay a general liability claim for more than $3 million filed by the parents of a Native American man who was shot and killed by Lawrence police, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday. The claim, filed by Willie and Orene Sevier, 1627 E. 18th Ter., asked for $3 million in personal injury and $2,950 in property damage for the action police took against their son, Gregory Sevier.
4-H GEOLOGY BUFFS MINE FOR RIBBONS AT THE FAIR
August 5, 1992
To the untrained eye, the rippled gray object may look like a plain old rock, but youngsters involved in the Douglas County 4-H Geology program know it’s a crinoid a fossilized sea lily. They also know a lot more about rocks, fossils and minerals.
DORA P. DIMICK
August 5, 1992
Graveside services will be held for Dora Patton Dimick, 97, Lawrence, at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Gilmore presiding. Mrs. Dimick died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1992, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
ROKE
August 5, 1992
Services for Duane C. O’Roke, 58, Winchester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Donnie Hofman officiating. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery at Onaga. Mr. O’Roke died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, at a Topeka hospital. He was born July 9, 1934, at Seneca, the son of Carl H. and Thelma L. Hailey O’Roke.
DOROTHY MOFFET
August 5, 1992
Services for Dorothy Moffet, 81, Norton, were Monday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Norton, with the Rev. Dennis Gilhousen officiating. Burial was in Norton Cemetery. Mrs. Moffet died July 23, 1992, at a Norton hospital.
JOHN MCKISSICK
August 5, 1992
Graveside services for John F. McKissick, 68, Oskaloosa, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the California City Cemetery in California, Mo. Mr. McKissick died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1992, at a Winchester hospital.
JOHN V. HERNANDEZ JR.
August 5, 1992
Mass of Christian Burial for John Velasquez Hernandez Jr., 58, Ozawkie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Perry. Mr. Hernandez died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, as the result of an automobile accident north of Perry.
ROY W. FREEMAN
August 5, 1992
Roy W. Freeman, 70, Tonganoxie, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, at his home. Private inurnment will follow cremation. Mr. Freeman was born in Tonganoxie on Aug. 26, 1921, the son of Ezra and Lottie Peterson Freeman. Mr. Freeman, a lifelong resident of Tonganoxie, graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1939.
NEW OWNER TO RAZE FORMER ICE PLANT
August 5, 1992
The former ice plant building at Sixth and Vermont streets has been sold and the new owner plans to make use of a permit, issued earlier this year, to demolish the 80-year-old structure. The building, 616 Vt., has been vacant since 1989, when its last tenant, Everything But Ice, moved to 936 Mass. The structure has been purchased by Scottsdale Properties, a general partnership headed by Timothy B. Fritzel.
T ALTER BUDGET DESPITE YOUTH JOB REQUEST
August 5, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners declined to tinker Tuesday with a proposed $45 million city budget for 1993, despite pleas to fund a public transportation system and provide summer jobs for 100 low-income youths. The proposed 1993 budget from City Manager Mike Wildgen holds no increased cost for local taxpayers, but no major boost in city services either.
FLOWER SCORES EASY VICTORY IN 47TH DISTRICT
August 5, 1992
State Rep. Joan Flower, Oskaloosa, easily beat political newcomer Tom Lemon in Tuesday’s Republican primary for the Kansas House 47th District. Flower, a two-term incumbent, received 74.5 percent of the vote to Lemon’s 25.5 percent, or 1,707 to 584.
121 RESIDENTS NAMED TO HORIZON 2020 BOARD
August 5, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners appointed 121 area residents Tuesday to an advisory body that will help shape Douglas County for the next three decades by planning the Horizon 2020 document. Horizon 2020 will replace Plan ‘95 and the Douglas County Guide Plan as the official manual for managing growth, development and conservation in Lawrence and the non-incorporated areas of Douglas County.
LHS TEACHER DRAFTING EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES
August 5, 1992
They’re the few. They’re the proud. They’re the teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. That probably won’t be the actual motto of the national board when it begins certifying teachers who meet its rigorous standards.
EX-LEGISLATOR LOSES BID
August 5, 1992
A Leavenworth man edged out a former legislator in a race for the Democratic nomination in the Kansas Senate’s 3rd District while a Tonganoxie incumbent barely held on Tuesday to win Democratic renomination in the 42nd House District. Jim Duffin edged out opponents, Robin Leach, of rural Lawrence, and Ed Sass, Easton, in the primary race for the Senate nomination.
PAINTING THAT ADORNED RESIDENCE HALL WALLS MAY BE AN ART TREASURE
August 5, 1992
A review of paintings hanging in Kansas University residence halls may have produced an unexpected prize. A painting attributed to Sanford Robinson Gifford, a 19th-century landscape artist in the famed Hudson River School, turned up in Lewis Residence Hall, said Kenneth Stoner, KU director of student housing.
AREA PRIMARY RESULTS
August 5, 1992
Results in Tuesday’s primary election in surrounding counties. Leavenworth County
FAMILY SEES SEAVER INDUCTED
August 5, 1992
Tom Seaver stressed family values during his Baseball Hall of Fame acceptance speech on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y. That went over nicely with more than a few members of the audience, including Tom’s uncle, Jim Seaver of Lawrence.
LOCAL OFFICIALS TURNING TO DOLE ON E. PARKWAY
August 5, 1992
Lining up figures for a proposed traffic loop, city and county officials determined Tuesday that an unlikely pair were their best hopes for funding the Eastern Parkway Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., and U.S. Highway 59. With $4 million promised by Lawrence voters and limited funds available from the state, the county and the city may need more than $8 million in federal funds to build the $14.7 million parkway.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 5, 1992
ADMISSIONS Raquel Villeareal, Lawrence.
LANDSLIDE FOR KUBOTA, BUT SKAHAN RACE TIGHT
August 5, 1992
Republicans Brian Kubota, a local landscape architect, and Bob Skahan, a local financial consultant, rolled up victories Tuesday in GOP primary races for two of Lawrence’s three legislative seats. In the Kansas House 44th District GOP race, Kubota soundly defeated Michael Walsh, an IBM executive, with 71.79 percent of the vote to Walsh’s 28.2 percent, or 1,446 to 568.
93
August 5, 1992
Lee Stevens’ first full season in the major leagues may, by his own assessment, be his last as a California Angel. “I don’t think I’ll be with California next year,” Stevens, a 1986 Lawrence High graduate, said from Royals Stadium, where the Angels are playing a four-game set with Kansas City. “I’d be playing more if I was. As much time as I’ve spent on the bench, I think they made it evident.”
FORMER PRESIDENT OF BAKER UNIVERSITY NETS VICTORY IN COUNTY PRIMARY RACE
August 5, 1992
Former Baker University president Ralph Tanner of Baldwin on Tuesday rolled to an easy victory over Lawrence resident Paul Shivel for the Republican nomination for the 2nd District Douglas County Commission. Tanner collected 1,420 votes to Shivel’s 732 for a comfortable cushion of 66 percent to 34 percent. Tanner will face Democrat James I. Chappell and Libertarian Damon Black in the November general election. The seat is being vacated by Mike Amyx, D-Lawrence, who decided not to seek a second term.
Cambpell prepares to leave sheriff’s office
August 5, 1992
Leavenworth County’s sheriff of 16 years said he will tie up some loose ends at the sheriff’s department, take a vacation and ponder a new career when he leaves office in January.
EX-KU ASSISTANT BACK WITH BROWN ON WEST COAST
August 5, 1992
A long-time Midwesterner, former Kansas basketball assistant R.C. Buford says he’s always wanted to live on one of the coasts. “Now I get my wish the West Coast. It’s going to be exciting,” said Buford, a 32-year-old Wichita native.