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IMPACT
August 7, 1992
Some historians think there is a shocking tendency for Americans to overlook the significance of Aug. 7, 1942. It was on that date 50 years ago that the ordeal of Guadalcanal Island in the Pacific began, an event that too often is ignored as a gigantic turning point in World War II. Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor is director of the National Security Program and adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He recently focused on Guadalcanal and how it affected America.
SUSPECT IN SL ROBBERY CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT
August 7, 1992
A Kansas City, Mo., woman who allegedly robbed a downtown Lawrence savings and loan Thursday then went to a local restaurant for beers and tacos has been charged in federal court with bank robbery. Carol Ann Scroggins, 50, made a first appearance Thursday evening before U.S. Magistrate Ronald C. Newman in Topeka, who scheduled a detention hearing for 9 a.m. Tuesday. Scroggins, who is charged with one count of bank robbery, is being held without bond and is in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
QUILTERS ADD CHARITABLE FACET TO ANNUAL SHOW
August 7, 1992
Need something new to spiff up your walls? The Kaw Valley Quilters Guild may have the answer miniature quilts. Less expensive than full-size quilts or original works of art but eye-catching and artistic in their own way, more than 30 small quilts will be sold by the guild during its 13th annual Quilt Show at the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass.
S SECOND PHASE LAGGING
August 7, 1992
It’s beginning to look like Phase II of the Kansas University athletic department’s expansion project might not be completed before the Jayhawks’ football season ends. “I’m not ready to concede that yet,” KU athletic director Bob Frederick said. “We’ll do our best to get them in for part of it.”
DAVID WILLIAMS
August 7, 1992
Services for David B. Williams, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeff Martin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Williams died Friday, Aug. 7, 1992, at his home.
MARY COCHRAN
August 7, 1992
Services for Mary Patricia Johnson Cochran, 57, Topeka, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka, with Dr. John H. Zobel officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Cochran died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1992, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. She was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Topeka, the daughter of Martin Joseph and Leona Elenora Wells Downey. She lived in Topeka all her life.
ADOLPH ROFKAHR
August 7, 1992
Services for Adolph Joseph Rofkahr, 60, Ozark, Ark., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altus, Ark., with the Rev. Hilary Filiatreau officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Altus, Ark. Mr. Rofkahr, who retired in 1971 as owner of Super Oil Service Station, Lawrence, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1992 in Ozark, Ark.
SOPHIA NUFFER
August 7, 1992
Services for Sophia Anna Nuffer, 97, Emporia, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Friends Church of Emporia with the Rev. Galen Hinshaw officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Emporia. Mrs. Nuffer died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1992, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal.
HEARING SCHEDULED IN SHOOTING DEATH
August 7, 1992
Preliminary hearings have been rescheduled for two men accused of murder in the shooting death last week of a 24-year-old man in Lawrence. Hearings scheduled for Thursday for Ronnie Alane Caldwell and Rodney W. Harris, both 26, both of Lawrence, were continued until 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2 in the courtroom of Douglas County District Judge Ralph M. King Jr.
SENTENCING DATE SET IN HIT-AND-RUN
August 7, 1992
A sentencing date has been scheduled for a 19-year-old Lawrence man who was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident in the 1990 hit-and-run death of a Native American man. Sentencing for Marvin Schaal, who was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge on May 26 after a trial that lasted more than a week, was scheduled for Oct. 8.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 7, 1992
DISMISSALS Lisa Gray and baby boy, of Lawrence.
PEACE GROUP HOLDS A-BOMB OBSERVANCE
August 7, 1992
Amid a backdrop of a music concert and the arrest of a suspect in a savings and loan robbery, about 10 members of a local peace activist group gathered Thursday in downtown Lawrence to mark the 47th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. The observance by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice at Ninth and Massachusetts streets was low-key in comparison to events surrounding it. A nearby band blared its music as part of the weekly summertime Brown Bag Concerts in front of First National Bank, 900 Mass.
HASKELL BUDGET PASSES SENATE
August 7, 1992
The 1993 Department of Interior appropriations bill, which includes funding for Haskell Indian Junior College, was passed Thursday by the U.S. Senate. The Senate approved a $7.1 million base budget for Haskell as part of the bill. The House approved the same amount for the school last month in its version of the bill.
FOR THE RECORD
August 7, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
TAX NETS $60,991 FOR FIREFIGHTERS
August 7, 1992
The Lawrence Fire Department received $60,991 through a tax collected to help firefighters who are injured or physically disabled on the job, the Kansas Insurance Department announced recently. Insurance Commissioner Ron Todd said in a news release that the state collected $3,895,012 through the firefighters relief tax, which is provided by insurance companies and is based on fire and lightning premiums written on property in the state.
EMBARGO PUTS HALT TO FOOD DISTRIBUTION
August 7, 1992
Commodity food products in the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. (ECKAN) will not be available for distribution in August. A delay in shipment was caused by storm damage on July 8 at the central Kansas storage site in Concordia.
FOR THE RECORD
August 7, 1992
Civil case proceedings A Lawrence woman has refiled a lawsuit against a grocery store chain for damages from an alleged fall in 1990 after her first lawsuit was dismissed in June for lack of prosecution. Queen E. Clark, age not listed, filed the suit against Dillon Food Stores, claiming the chain’s store at 1740 Mass. was negligent in not cleaning a slippery substance on the store’s floor. Her original case was dismissed by District Judge Mike Malone because there were no response or other pleadings by the two parties. Clark’s attorney, D. Richard White, asked that the case not be dismissed because he was working toward an out-of-court settlement, which has yet to occur. Ms. Clark alleges she slipped on the substance and fell as she shoppped at the store on Sept. 19, 1990. Her lawsuits seeks more than $50,000 in damages.
COUPLE ESTABLISH KU THEATER AWARD
August 7, 1992
A Kansas University graduate student in theater and film will receive the first award from the Dorothy and Benjamin Glick Scholarship Fund in Fine Arts and Drama. Rick Mundy, a doctoral student, received the award, which is intended for students in musical theater. Beverly and Howard Rosenfeld of Lawrence established the award in memory of Benjamin and Dorothy Glick, Beverly Rosenfeld’s parents.
PLAN SEEKS TO FORCE BUILDERS TO STEM EROSION AT PROJECTS
August 7, 1992
State and federal officials will ask the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday to help halt the flow of sediment from construction sites before it pollutes ponds, clogs storm drains and muddies rivers. The meeting will get under way at 6:35 p.m. in the city commission meting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
L ROBBERY CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT
August 7, 1992
A Kansas City, Mo., woman who allegedly robbed a downtown Lawrence savings and loan Thursday then went to a local restaurant for beers and tacos has been charged in federal court with bank robbery. Carol Ann Scroggins, 50, made a first appearance Thursday evening before U.S. Magistrate Ronald C. Newman in Topeka, who scheduled a detention hearing for 9 a.m. Tuesday. Scroggins, who is charged with one count of bank robbery, is being held without bond and is in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
TRANSPORTATION COST
August 7, 1992
To the editor: On June 15, 1992, I attended the city commission study session on public transportation. At this meeting, John Nalbandian had an interesting comment, “buy ‘em a car,” as a way of dealing with our local transportation problems. After much thought I have decided to take our distinguished vice mayor up on his plan. Following is an itemized list of expenditures that I incurred recently in purchasing and making roadworthy a used car, which is used solely for shopping and medical trips in town.
CAKE CONTEST GETS DISGUSTING ENTRIES
August 7, 1992
Douglas County residents demonstrated creativity in the kitchen with their entries in the Douglas County Free Fair’s first Ugliest Cake Contest on Thursday afternoon. Examples of the entries were a cake shaped like a foot-long slug with bulging eyeballs; two that closely resembled cow patties one was black and green with dyed coconut “grass” and plastic flies, the other was frosted with a brownish glaze and featured flies and rubber worms; a cake with a crumbled cookie “dirt” topping and a variety of gummy worms poking out bearing a sign, “Nightworms 25”; and several frosted in putrid shades of purple.
FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES EXPECT BIG TURNOUT FOR FORMAL RUSH
August 7, 1992
More than 800 women and 100 men are expected to arrive in Lawrence on Thursday and Friday to attend formal rush for Kansas University sororities and fraternities. “We have a mix of freshmen and sophomores, and we have some juniors and seniors,” said Carmen Ahlers, a KU graduate student and adviser to the KU Panhellenic Assn. “Rush week gives everyone a chance to visit each house and get to know each other.”
T BE COMPLETE WHEN TENANTS ARRIVE
August 7, 1992
Delays caused by July’s rains have washed out hopes that condominiums built on the site of the old Theta Chi fraternity house would be finished before Kansas University’s fall session begins. The president of the company building the condominiums will ask Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday for a temporary permit to allow some condo residents to move in before the project is finished.
ENOUGH
August 7, 1992
Raise your hand if you’re up for watching the Mets and the Cubs play baseball on Saturday afternoon. Nobody wants to watch the Mets and the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.
OFFENSE
August 7, 1992
Jerry Tarkanian went back to school on Thursday. Tarkanian, college basketball’s all-time winningest coach by percentage, who was fired after 19 years at UNLV, visited Kansas’ campus for a one-day crash course in transition offense, taught by KU’s Roy Williams.
DECORATIVE MINIATURES
August 7, 1992
Need something new to spiff up your walls? The Kaw Valley Quilters Guild may have the answer miniature quilts. Less expensive than full-size quilts or original works of art but eye-catching and artistic in their own way, more than 30 small quilts will be sold by the guild during its 13th annual Quilt Show at the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass.
NEW PRINCIPAL STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF TEACHERS
August 7, 1992
During his first full week as Tonganoxie Elementary School’s new principal, Joe Palmer has been meeting teachers and staff and becoming acquainted with the expansive building. Palmer previously was principal of Scott City Elementary School, which served about 380 children in kindergarten through fourth grade. He said the Tonganoxie elementary school will present new challenges with an enrollment around 850 in grades kindergarten through six.
TRAVELING CARNIVAL ENLISTS LOCAL HELP TO RUN RIDES AT COUNTY FAIR
August 7, 1992
Some of them travel from town to town while others are just along for the local ride. Several have dark tans from years of working all day in the sun.