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ENGINEERS UNVEIL PLANS FOR WETLANDS MITIGATION
August 12, 1992
Douglas County officials on Tuesday got their first look at the proposed wetlands mitigation project along the route of the South Lawrence Trafficway. In the plan, the county would create a wetlands area in a 23-acre, triangle-shaped tract at the northeast corner of the intersection of 35th Street and Haskell Avenue. The new wetlands would more than offset the 11.89 acre loss of the Baker Wetlands to the trafficway’s route on 31st Street between Haskell Avenue and Louisiana Street, the officials said.
PLANS FOR SIGNS
August 12, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners asked local homebuilders Tuesday to begin designing ground-mounted “Welcome” signs to greet visitors as they head into Lawrence on major thoroughfares. The Lawrence Homebuilders Assn. volunteered to coordinate the design and furnish materials and labor for the “high-quality” signs at no cost to the city.
VANCE
August 12, 1992
Doug Vance opened his Barcelona Diary in the July 24 Journal-World by writing, “Barcelona is a city that never sleeps.” Little did Vance know that, for the next two weeks, he would be a press officer who never slept.
FOR THE RECORD
August 12, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SUSPECT IN MURDER WAIVES EXTRADITION
August 12, 1992
A man wanted by Douglas County authorities for the 1989 murder of a 25-year-old Lawrence woman has waived extradition in New York City and is on his way back to Lawrence, authorities announced today. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells said he expected authorities to return soon with Tyrone Walker, 27, who is accused of first-degree murder in the Oct. 31 or Nov. 1, 1989, slaying of Tamara C. Baker.
TONGANOXIE COUNCIL KS MILL LEVY INCREASE
August 12, 1992
Tonganoxie residents will get a slightly higher mill levy in addition to a new fire station this year, the city council announced Monday. Karen Walters, city clerk, said the city’s levy will go from 21.859 to 26.976 mills. Most of the increase is the result of $200,000 in general obligation bonds issued to pay for a new five-bay fire station east of downtown Tonganoxie.
NEW PARKING TICKETS CAUSE CONFUSION
August 12, 1992
Confusion has arisen over the city’s new, computerized parking ticketing system, a Lawrence police lieutenant said. Lt. Mark Brothers said some local residents haven’t caught up with changes in the system, which went on line last week, and have returned fines in a way that makes them untraceable.
BUFFS PICKED TO NUDGE NU IN BIG EIGHT
August 12, 1992
Colorado edged Nebraska by one point in a preseason media survey to predict the winner of this fall’s Big Eight football championship. Colorado received three more first-place votes (34-31) than Nebraska, but finished just one point ahead (639-638) in overall voting. Colorado and Nebraska were league co-champs in 1991.
PERRY SCHOOLS ADOPT BUDGET
August 12, 1992
During a relatively short meeting Monday, the Perry-Lecompton School Board approved the district’s budget for the 1992-93 school year and announced patrons will see the levy drop almost 30 mills. Supt. Henry Murphy said the board approved a budget of $6,264,073, up from $5,776,553 last year.
FOSTER SERVICES
August 12, 1992
Services for Jerezene Foster, 65, Atchison, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster Memorial Church of God in Christ with Floyd Thuston officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Foster died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RACHEL M. PLANCK
August 12, 1992
Services for Rachel M. Planck, 63, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Revs. Tim Folds and Tom Patton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Planck died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1992, at Humana Hospital in Overland Park.
STANEART
August 12, 1992
Graveside services for Orral “Butch” Staneart, 51, Pomona, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin County with the Rev. Jim Thornton officiating. Mr. Staneart died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1992, at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
CLARA I. RUES
August 12, 1992
Services for Clara I. Rues, 62, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ottawa with the Rev. Michael Mullen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Rues died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1992, at her home. She had been ill.
DON P. WARNER
August 12, 1992
Memorial services for Don P. Warner, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Mr. Warner died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MCLOUTH SCHOOL BOARD KS BUDGET INCREASE
August 12, 1992
The McLouth school district is taking full advantage of its increased budget authority under the state’s new financing law, and school board members approved the 1992-93 budget during Tuesday’s meeting. Supt. Robert Behrens said the district’s budget increased from $3,474,830 in 1991-92 to $4,054,860. The general fund jumped from $2,579,934 to $3,052,884.
GRANT FUNDS RESEARCH AT KUMC
August 12, 1992
The Wesley Foundation of Wichita awarded a four-year, $918,000 grant to the preventive medicine department at Kansas University Medical Center, based in Kansas City, Kan. The grant finances salaries of four faculty at KU School of Medicine facilities two faculty in Wichita for three years and two faculty in Kansas City, Kan., for one year.
REQUEST FOR CONDOMINIUMS WITHDRAWN
August 12, 1992
The president of the company building condominiums at 927 Emery Rd. decided Tuesday to withdraw a request for a permit allowing residents to occupy some condos before the project is complete. The president has decided to meet building specifications set for the project as planned before seeking the permit, City Manager Mike Wildgen told Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday.
SHELL PUTS PATTERSON BACK ON L.A. ROSTER
August 12, 1992
Los Angeles Daily News OXNARD, Calif. After deliberating for 11 days and seeking the input of several veteran players on the team Los Angeles Raiders coach Art Shell has decided to reinstate special teams captain Elvis Patterson, who was suspended July 31 after fighting with an assistant coach.
NINTH STREET WORK TO FOUL FOOTBALL GAME TRAFFIC
August 12, 1992
Workers widening a section of Ninth Street at Emery Road should wrap up by Sept. 4, but work at Ninth and Iowa will intersect with three Kansas University home football games, Lawrence city commissioners learned Tuesday. “We knew going into this that this would be a messy type of thing,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said during an update requested by commissioners on Ninth Street improvements.
S CUTS TO HIT HOME
August 12, 1992
The two branches of the Lawrence Post Office could lose 15 to 20 workers due to a U.S. Postal Service plan to slash more than 30,000 jobs nationwide, Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said Tuesday. Reynolds estimated that as many as 20 Lawrence workers out of 140 total would be eligible for retirement and early-retirement incentives from the U.S. Postal Service.
CORRECTION
August 12, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, an item in Friday’s paper contained incorrect information. The victim in the Douglas County District Court case of Robert King, 23, was listed in court records as a Lawrence girl who was 14 when the case was filed.
S ACADEMY PROGRAM PUSHES STUDENTS TOWARD SUCCESS
August 12, 1992
Two Lawrence High School students were among 47 Kansas high school students who participated in the second annual Governor’s Academy at Kansas University this summer. The month-long program is designed to help students working at less than their potential to succeed in school. The LHS students who attended the academy were juniors Augustina Esparza and Darnell Nash. Serving as a mentor for the students was Paul Tinder, a teacher of American history, government and economics at LHS.
COUNTY CORONER AGREES WITH CALL FOR MEDICAL EXAMINER IN KANSAS
August 12, 1992
The Douglas County coroner says she strongly favors a proposal to establish a state medical examiner’s office to improve the investigation of violent crimes. “There’s several cases that I, for one, feel uncomfortable about,” said Dr. Carol Moddrell, a general pathologist and county coroner.
LACK OF CARDBOARD RECYCLING FACILITY BOXES IN RESTAURATEUR
August 12, 1992
A Lawrence restaurant owner who has saved a month’s worth of cardboard boxes from his business said he would like to see the city move ahead with a cardboard recycling program. A city official said such a program is being studied but is not ready to begin.
CLINIC REOPENS AFTER SOLVENT SPILL
August 12, 1992
A medical building that was shut down on Tuesday after a chemical spill Monday evening reopened today. Nancy Hiebert, chief operations officer of Preventive Cardiology, which is located in the Reed Medical Group building, 404 Maine, said the building opened after a state health and environment inspector this morning determined the air was not contaminated.
HORIZON 2020
August 12, 1992
Should Lawrence expand to the west or south, or not at all? Which streets should carry the most traffic?
AMERICAN LEGION OFFICIALS SEEK MORE FACTS ON POWS
August 12, 1992
Southeast Asian countries should prove they held American POWs captive after 1973 before the U.S. government engages in more negotiations to seek the freedom of servicemen, two American Legion officials in Kansas said today. “We need more facts, instead of `I hear this. I hear that,”’ said Lee Stolfus of Emporia, a Legion national vice chairman.
August 12, 1992
After a disappointing wheat harvest, farmers are smiling in anticipation of what some are calling the best corn crop in decades. Dan Kolterman, of Kansas Agricultural Statistics, said that as of Sunday, 85 percent of the state’s corn was rated excellent to good, 8 percent was rated fair, 2 percent was rated poor, and 5 percent was rated very poor.
COLLEGE PLAYERS GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN GOLD, SAYS RANDALL
August 12, 1992
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Dream Team II to stage an encore performance at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. “I don’t think those players will be back. They established we’re the best in the world,” said former Kansas basketball forward Mark Randall, who represented the United States in international competition during his college career.
MIXED MESSAGE
August 12, 1992
Maybe it’s just good business, but what kind of message does a taxicab company send to its customers when it says it will cost them less to get a ride home from a bar on Friday night than to get to a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday. This trend toward providing free or discount rides began as an effort to cut down on drunken driving in the city. The Kansas University Student Senate underwrites the “Safe Ride” program, which offers a free ride to students for any reason late at night. The KU-sponsored cab program no doubt makes its share of runs to local taverns on weekends, but it also provides rides for people who don’t want to walk home from the library alone.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 12, 1992
BIRTHS John and Sheila Henderson, Ottawa, a girl, Tuesday.