Archive for Monday, August 10, 1992

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WORK TO CURB BANK EROSION IS COMPLETED IN DESOTO
August 10, 1992
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encountered numerous problems during a streambank erosion project in DeSoto, but they’ve completed the work and will turn over responsibility of the area to the city in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeSoto City Hall. Chris Erickson, an engineer with the planning division in the corps’ Kansas City district, said the district received a letter in 1985 from Larie Davis, who was then mayor of DeSoto. He voiced concern that a tributary to Kill Creek was eroding and fast approaching the city’s sewage treatment plant, located about a mile east of downtown.
RETAIL TAX RECEIPTS SHOW GAIN IN COUNTY
August 10, 1992
The Douglas County retail economy held its own during the 12 months ended June 30, while the recession crippled many retailers across the country. According to sales tax totals compiled by the Kansas Department of Revenue, Douglas County merchants collected $23,892,549 in Kansas sales tax during the state’s 1992 fiscal year. That was a 3.15 percent increase over collections during fiscal 1991, when sales tax receipts totaled $23,163,555.
JUVENILES HELD AFTER ROBBERY
August 10, 1992
Three juveniles were detained following an armed robbery early this morning of a 49-year-old Lawrence man, Lawrence police officials said. Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said three males in their early teens approached the man around 12:30 a.m. today in an alley near 10th Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. One of the juveniles was carrying a knife and cut the arm of the victim, who later received stitches at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HISTORY ALIVE ON THE OREGON TRAIL
August 10, 1992
A man who is tracing a 2,200-mile pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail on horseback says the trail is a living museum that helped define the American spirit. “All these people didn’t do it (travel the trail) for recreation, they did it for a vision,” said John Meek, an Oregon legislator who was in Lawrence Sunday. “One of the things you won’t read about is the regrets of getting to the (Oregon) valley.”
DOUGAN SERVICES
August 10, 1992
Services for Elmer L. Dougan, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Dougan died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.
MASON HAS BEEN RELATIVELY LUCKY IN HEADLINE CASES
August 10, 1992
Five former Kansas football players made headlines last week. Two were charged with murder, one was shot at a tavern, another was suspended by the Los Angeles Raiders for body-slamming an assistant coach and still another won a primary election.
VETERAN KEEPS BUSY HELPING OTHER PEOPLE
August 10, 1992
Michael Miller’s word is as good as gold. When the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 commander says he is going to do something, he means it.
LHS SETS FEE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
August 10, 1992
Lawrence High School has announced its schedule for students to make fee payments. Seniors should pay fees on Aug. 18. Juniors should pay fees on Aug. 19, and sophomores should pay fees on Aug. 20.
LHS ALUMNI VIEW
August 10, 1992
The new Lawrence High School alumni association would be an interesting group to poll concerning the future of Lawrence’s secondary schools. The group is being formed to support LHS in a variety of ways. Charter members envision a group that could act as a clearinghouse for classes planning reunions and could support LHS in other ways, perhaps even providing college scholarships to local graduates.
ODGEN SETS MARK
August 10, 1992
John Ogden of Lawrence fired a tournament record 63 in the final round of the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am on Sunday at Southwind Country Club. Ogden wound up with a 79-68-63205, tied for fourth place with Chris Endres of Peoria, Ariz., and earned $3,000.
COUNTY DELAYS ACTION ON SELLING FIREWORKS
August 10, 1992
The Douglas County Commission today decided to seek more information before changing a county ordinance concerning fireworks sales. Commissioners said they wanted to hear from officials in Baldwin, Eudora and Lecompton before changing the ordinance to allow an extra day of fireworks sales in instances when a storm disrupts sales. Last month, a thunderstorm with heavy winds brought a premature end to fireworks sales at several stands in the rural part of the county. Current county ordinances permit fireworks sales only on July 2, 3 and 4.
MAGAZINE HONORS COUPON PROGRAM
August 10, 1992
The Coupons for Caring project operated by Douglas County Senior Services has been named to the honor roll of Midwest Living magazine’s 1992 Hometown Pride Awards Program. The program, according to a news release from the magazine, was begun in 1989 and recognizes Midwesterners who make the Heartland a better place to live through community betterment efforts.
MILDRED L. SEEVER
August 10, 1992
Services for Mildred L. Seever, 68, Mound City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alden-Harrington Chapel in Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Lenape Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Seever died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
NELLIE V. ANDERSON
August 10, 1992
Services for Nellie V. Scott Anderson, 85, Shawnee Mission, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery in Lowry City. Mrs. Anderson died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kan.
HELEN M. ADAMS
August 10, 1992
Services for Helen Mildred Adams, 77, Welda, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett. Burial will be in Glenloch Cemetery in Glenloch. Mrs. Adams died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, in Kansas City, Kan.
2 SLIGHTLY INJURED AS CAR FLIPS ON K-10
August 10, 1992
Two people were taken to Lawrence Memorial hospital about 10:30 a.m. today after their car swerved to avoid striking another vehicle and flipped over about two miles east of Eudora on Kansas Highway 10. Patricia Turmes, 42, and Esther Turmes, 8, both of Lawrence, were being evaluated this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after they were cut and bruised in the accident.
RUTH ANN HUGHES
August 10, 1992
Private graveside services will be held for Ruth Ann Hughes, 99, Lawrence, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NORWOOD SERVICES
August 10, 1992
Graveside services for Robert M. Norwood, 72, rural Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. The Rev. Don Flanner will officate. Mr. Norwood died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, at his home.
ELDER SERVICES
August 10, 1992
Services for Robert Elder Sr., 86, Linwood, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. William Merryman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood. Mr. Elder died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JEREZENE FOSTER
August 10, 1992
Services are pending for Jerezene Foster, 65, Atchison, who died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include a son, Glenn, Lawrence.
T SAY MORE ABOUT MURDER
August 10, 1992
Authorities have released few details about the July 29 murder of 24-year-old Jeffrey Holly, but that hasn’t stopped rumors and speculation about the case. “There’s a lot of talk, a lot of rumors,” said Julie Bortner, a clerk at Carol Lee Donuts, 1730 W. 23rd. “Everybody’s been talking about it.”
BUSH NEEDS UNIFIED SUPPORT IN GOP, LOCAL DELEGATES SAY
August 10, 1992
George Bush needs to emerge from the Republican National Convention backed by a unified party prepared to meet the challenge posed by Democratic nominee Bill Clinton, the state’s top GOP official said today. “He will get a boost out of the convention. Frankly, it won’t help as much as the Democratic convention helped Clinton,” said Kim Wells, Kansas Republican Party chairman.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 10, 1992
DISMISSALS Avis McFarlane and baby girl, Lawrence; Hollie Neavitt and baby boy, Lawrence; Linda Kenyon and baby girl, Ottawa; Madonna Staus and baby girl, Oskaloosa; Robin Abram and baby boy, Lawrence.
OFFICIAL SUGGESTS ROBBERY MOTIVE
August 10, 1992
A transient woman who allegedly robbed a savings and loan last week and then ordered beers and tacos at a nearby cafe may have wanted to return to jail, the director of a local homeless shelter said today. Carol Ann Scroggins, 50, who is charged with one count of bank robbery, recently served time at Arizona State Prison for a 1986 bank robbery in Tucson, said Brent Anderson an assistant U.S. attorney in Wichita.
FOR THE RECORD
August 10, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported