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HOT PURSUIT
August 11, 1992
About 10 years ago this summer, local police were perturbed about what had temporarily been interpreted as a “no chase” policy regarding apprehension of people suspected of breaking the law, anywhere from running a stop sign on up to shootings and robbery. The issue was soon clarified, and while there still may be occasionally questionable “chase” tactics by officers, the local record of discretion and restraint is commendable. A misreading of city policy had led some police in the summer of 1982 to conclude they were not allowed to become engaged in hot pursuit of any suspect of a crime or misdemeanor. Allegedly the goal was to lessen the chances of damaging, injurious or fatal vehicle incidents. One officer commented: “That doesn’t give us much choice does it? As for the violator, all he has to do is drive away fast and he’s off the hook.”
STEER CLEAR OF BOSNIA
August 11, 1992
To the editor: Ordinary war makes heroes of the dead. Holy war makes them martyrs. Before we butt into Bosnia, we need to think about why the Europeans and Turkey have been so conspicuously shy about hugging this tar baby. Their call for the U.S. to take the lead sounds like “Let Mikey try it.”
FOR THE RECORD
August 11, 1992
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LOCAL MAN REPORTS BEATINGROBBERY
August 11, 1992
A 19-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police that he was beaten, cut and robbed early today by three men near Kansas University. The man said he was walking near 10th and Ohio about 2:15 a.m. today when four men in a pickup drove by him slowly and yelled at him. The victim, police said, gave an obscene gesture to the men.
IRREGULAR MAIL
August 11, 1992
To the editor: For the past six months, daily mail delivery to our residence has been erratic to the point of abomination. Deliveries vary from 11 a.m. to after 5 p.m. and assorted hours between these two extremes. Also, in the past two months, we have had four different delivery persons. If non-residential mail is suffering this same irregularity, Lawrence businesses must be going bonkers.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL BOARD OKS BUDGET
August 11, 1992
The Oskaloosa School District budget will increase by about $627,000 for the coming school year, but district patrons will see the mill levy cut by almost half. During Monday’s meeting, the board approved the 1992-93 budget of $3,390,536, up from $2,763,043 last year, said Beth Dunn, board clerk.
CONSUMER GROUP URGES CAUTION IN GIFTS
August 11, 1992
A local woman mistakenly assumed that a recent solicitation was not from a legitimate charity group, but she nevertheless was wise not to make a donation without knowing the group’s status, says the president of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas. A Lawrence woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Journal-World she recently received a solicitation from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), which is based in Arlington, Va. The woman, whose husband has multiple sclerosis, usually supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and she was concerned that the MSAA might not be a legitimate group.
MAIL-IN FEE PLAN PAYS OFF FOR KU
August 11, 1992
Response by Kansas University students to a new mail-in registration and fee payment program surpassed expectations, a KU official said Monday. Nearly 95 percent of eligible students paid at least a portion of fall semester tuition and fees by mail, said Rich Morrell, university registrar.
SALAD ANYONE?
August 11, 1992
If only the wild lettuce plant in his front yard bore produce, these would indeed be salad days for Jackson Baur of Lawrence. Baur has a 10-foot high wild lettuce plant growing among his shrubbery at 6 Westwood Rd. He said he first noticed the plant earlier this summer when it was about 3 feet tall.
T FIND FAMILY IN BOSNIA
August 11, 1992
Being unable to contact their families in war-torn Sarajevo for more than two weeks has made life “hell” for a Bosnian couple living in Lawrence. “We don’t know who is dead, who is alive,” said Sakir Hadzimejlic, who came to Lawrence with his wife, Jaskminka, last August. “We can’t sleep, we can’t eat normally. This is like a nightmare.”
ARCHITECT POISED TO WORK ON HOCH
August 11, 1992
The lead architect in the rebuilding of Kansas University’s Hoch Auditorium says he will be seeking input from many sources in what he says is one of the most significant projects he has ever tackled. “I think Hoch has to be one of the most important commissions we’ve had here,” said Dale Glenn, an architect in the PKG Design Group of Lawrence and lead architect in the rebuilding of Hoch.
LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOARD OKS $45 MILLION BUDGET
August 11, 1992
The Lawrence school board Monday gave final approval to a 1992-93 budget of $45.8 million following a hearing that prompted no formal public comment. The board approved the budget 5-0. Board members Jerry Hannah and Tom Murray, who both had wanted to reduce the budget by about $300,000, were not present at Monday’s meeting.
AGENCY ADDS NURSE PRACTITIONER, EXPANDS HOURS
August 11, 1992
For some, just the thought of going to the doctor is a painful experience when they have no health insurance or money to pay the doctor’s bill. Only when their health problems pile up will they grudgingly seek medical help.
EVACUATION
August 11, 1992
Lawrence firefighters evacuated a medical clinic late this morning after fumes from a chemical spill Monday night were noticed by employees. Fire Battalion Chief Jerry Karr said this morning that firefighters were called about 11:10 a.m. today to the Reed Medical Group building, 404 Maine, after employees complained about an odor.
ROBBERY SUSPECT ORDERED TO UNDERGO PSYCHIATRIC TESTS
August 11, 1992
A federal magistrate ruled this morning that a 50-year-old transient woman who allegedly robbed a Lawrence savings and loan last week must undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Brent Anderson, an assistant U.S. attorney in Wichita, said this morning that U.S. Magistrate Ronald C. Newman made the ruling during a detention hearing for Carol Ann Scroggins, who is charged with a single count of bank robbery.
COUNTY TO CONSIDER DESIGNATING ROADS AS MINIMUM MAINTENANCE
August 11, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will hold a public hearing on whether to declare five roads in the county as minimum maintenance. On July 15, the commission accepted the recommendation of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to declare five roads in Grant, Kanwaka, Wakarusa and Willow Springs townships as minimum maintenance roads. Roads designated as minimum maintenance have traffic counts of less than 25 vehicles a day. The designation allows townships and the county to waive any liability claims from people traveling the roads. The roads are:
HASKELL AIMS TOWARD TEACHER PROGRAM
August 11, 1992
Haskell Indian Junior College Presdent Bob Martin said the school’s top priority for the upcoming year is implementing baccalaureate degrees in teacher education and other areas that address national Native American needs. Martin said during a news conference Monday the goal is the top priority in Haskell’s “Vision 2000” plan, the blueprint officials are using to plan the future of the Bureau of Indian Affairs school. If all goes as planned, the school will enroll students in its first four-year program next fall.
LETHIA WHITE
August 11, 1992
Services for Lethia White, 48, Lawrence, are pending at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa, Iowa. Mrs. White died Monday, Aug. 10, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED FOR FALL ELECTIONS
August 11, 1992
An independent candidate added to the November election ballot in the Kansas House 46th District said today that less government is better government. “Government is in place to protect our liberty, not threaten our liberty,” said Richard Small, who joins a crowded field in the eastern Lawrence House district race. “Government is a coercive beast. I’m running against coercion.”
SPEED NOT PROBLEM FOR FROSH CARTER
August 11, 1992
Andre Carter has run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, and he’s on a weight program. Those two factors just might keep the Kansas freshman wide receiver from getting killed by a Big Eight defensive back. “That was the first thing they said when I got here. `Look at those skinny legs,’” said Carter, a 5-11, 155-pound Tampa, Fla., product. “I said, `Yeah, but you’ll learn to love them.’”
3 AREA PROJECTS GET BELL GRANTS
August 11, 1992
Three area economic development efforts have been chosen to receive Kansas Economic Excellence grants from the Southwestern Bell Foundation. The foundation awarded $85,000 in grants, ranging in size from $500 to $10,000, to 15 projects in Kansas. One of three $10,000 grants will be used to prepare a comprehensive economic development and industrial land use plan for the Kansas Highway 10 corridor, which follows the road between Lawrence and Lenexa.
D FOR RECREATION
August 11, 1992
It took three tries, but the Tonganoxie school board finally decided on a plan of action regarding the controversial mill levy increase for the city’s recreation commission. The commission falls under school board authority, and board members voted at the request of recreation commission members in June to levy an additional mill. The action would have increased the commission’s budget authority to 3 mills although it could only use 2.5 mills as restricted under a state spending lid. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed valuation.
BIG EIGHT REFS DUSTING STRIPES
August 11, 1992
A wide receiver and cornerback race, leap and collide. The pass falls incomplete, and a yellow flag flies. No penalty in football is more controversial than pass interference.
HASKELL OFFICIAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR 4-ACRE LANDSCAPE SCULPTURE
August 11, 1992
In two major announcements, Haskell Indian Junior College officials said work has begun on a 4-acre landscape sculpture on the south part of campus and that a national torch run would emanate this fall from inside the new project. Nationally known landscape artist Stan Herd is volunteering his services for the project, “The Medicine Wheel Earthwork.”
STUDY
August 11, 1992
Poverty among children spread rampantly during the 1980s from large urban centers to smaller U.S. cities, a children’s advocacy group said today. More than one-fourth 26.2 percent of children living in cities with populations of 100,000 or more were impoverished in 1989, the Children’s Defense Fund reported in an analysis.
OLD JAYHAWK IN HOSPITAL
August 11, 1992
Bob Nelson, perhaps Kansas University’s best known sports fan, was resting at the KU Medical Center this morning prior to undergoing tests to determine a cause for his internal bleeding. “I feel fine,” Nelson, known as The Old Jayhawk, said this morning. “And I do appreciate all the concern.”
CHRIS DAVIS STILL HOPING TO ATTEND KU
August 11, 1992
Apparently Chris Davis hasn’t changed his mind. He wants to attend Kansas University without a scholarship. But with the first day of classes just 13 days away, the status of the former Oak Hill Academy basketball forward remains in question. “He’s still trying to work it out to come to Kansas,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said from Virginia on Monday night. “He says he wants to go to Kansas. It’s just a matter of working it out. The financial aid papers were in a little holdup. They had to be sent back in.”
BOND ISSUE VOTE FOR 3 NEW SCHOOLS SET FOR NOVEMBER
August 11, 1992
It’s official. A bond issue proposal to finance construction of three new schools and upgrade three existing Lawrence schools will be on the November general election ballot. The Lawrence school board Monday approved a bond issue resolution that Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes wanted by Aug. 17 so she would have time to get it on the Nov. 3 ballot.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 11, 1992
ADMISSIONS William Davis Jr., Baldwin.
LTC ATHLETES PLACE
August 11, 1992
Two Lawrence Track Club members placed in the AAU Junior Olympics over the weekend in Rochester, Minn. Adrianna Rollins was second in the 1,500-meter racewalk in the 11-12 age bracket and Deanna St. Cyr was fifth in the 13-14 javelin. LTC’s Devin Houchin competed in the 800-meter run in the 11-12 category, but was unable to finish the race because of an injury.