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SUMMER FUN DRAWS TOCLOSE
August 16, 1992
Change is the norm in today’s world, but summertime for children, at least around here, may not be much different than it was 50 years ago, with one exception television watching. At area lakes and about town last week, young people lamented the passing of summer 1992, just as their earlier counterparts have as the countdown to school begins each year. The children of the ‘90s also chronicled surprisingly traditional, and low-cost, school vacation pastimes.
PROGRAM TRACKS MARKET SIGNALS
August 16, 1992
Nothing lasts forever, and Wayne McDaniel, a certified financial planner with Alpha & Omega Financial Services, says he’s increasingly concerned that the 10-year-old bull market in stocks may soon meet its fate. For McDaniel’s clients whose retirement savings are invested in stock funds, a sharp retreat could be a serious setback. Many of those clients are Kansas University employees who participate in annuity programs available through the university.
READING PROGRAM POPULAR
August 16, 1992
It’s been a banner year for summer reading, according to Mary Paretsky, children’s librarian at the Lawrence Public LIbrary. The reading program officialss concludes Sept. 2. It is sponsored locally by the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence Schools Area Council, PTAs and PTOs, the Lawrence school district and the city’s parks and recreation department.
LOCAL STOCKBROKERS DEFEND NEW LAW
August 16, 1992
Two Lawrence stockbrokers say they take exception to the outcries over a new pension-fund rollover law. After Jan. 1 the rules will change for lump-sum distributions from retirement savings plans, such as employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, and financial planners have lambasted the new law as imposing a hardship on many consumers.
FOOTBALL PLACED IN PERSPECTIVE FOR DEFENSIVE END MCDANIELS
August 16, 1992
Paramedics charged into the Chiefs’ locker room a week ago Saturday night in Green Bay. Armed with life-saving equipment, they went to work on Pellom McDaniels, Kansas City’s 24-year-old free agent defensive end.
ANTIQUE CAR RALLY RAISES FUNDS FOR CAUSES
August 16, 1992
Chevys, Fords, Studebakers, Plymouths and a variety of other cars from all over the state poured into Clinton Park Saturday for the annual Lawrence Street Rod Assn. fund-raising “rod run.” More than 100 cars spanning eight decades were on display at the all-day car show, which raised money for several charitable causes, including the Kansas City Dream Factory, the sick child of a street rod owner and whatever other organizations the LSRA decides to target later this year.
IN SCOUTING
August 16, 1992
Head football coaches at 97 NCAA Division I-A schools, Kansas included, have indicated they will follow access guidelines set forth Friday by the American Football Coaches Assn. The AFCA, in a statement released Saturday, said more than 90 percent of coaches at the Division I-A level will abide by the guidelines.
FOR THE RECORD
August 16, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
RICHARD ROBERTS
August 16, 1992
Services for Dr. Richard S. Roberts, 73, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Richard W. Todd officiating. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Dr. Roberts died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, at his home.
LEGITIMATE MASON
August 16, 1992
Glen Mason formed his beliefs about handling quarterbacks back in the early 1970s when he was an assistant coach at Ball State. Dave McClain, Mason’s boss at Ball State, was the son-in-law of Doyt Perry, the longtime Bowling Green coach who still has one of the best winning percentages in college football.
S BEST, HOUK SAYS
August 16, 1992
The Maupintour Travellers didn’t exactly end their 10-year run the way manager Walt Houk had hoped. Defending champion Anchorage, Alaska, claimed a 10-5 NBC World Series quarterfinal victory early Saturday morning in Wichita to end the Travellers’ season and program.
ECONOMY NOT SO BAD
August 16, 1992
The status of the domestic economy is likely to be the main battleground for the next several months as George Bush fights to win another term in the White House. Bill Clinton will be suggesting the economy is in terrible shape and will be asking voters, “are you better off today than you were four years ago?” The general thinking is that economic conditions are far worse today than they were four years ago and that this may prove to be the deciding factor in November’s elections.
EARNEST HATCHER
August 16, 1992
Services for Earnest “Dutch” Hatcher, 92, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Hatcher died Saturday afternoon at Sterling Heights care home, where he recently became a resident. He was born Jan. 4, 1900, in Virginia.
LOCAL GOP COMMITTEE CHAIRS AWAIT STRONG SHOW FROM BUSH THIS WEEK
August 16, 1992
Although they’re concerned about President Bush’s slump in the polls heading into this week’s Republican National Convention in Houston, local GOP precinct committee chairs are predicting the president will pull off a grand slam at the Astrodome. “We’re just coming to the bottom of the first inning,” said John T. Weatherwax, chair from the 1st Precinct, 1st Ward. “The Democrats have had their at-bats in the top of the first, and now it’s time for our show.”
STATE HEADED TO KSU FORYEARS
August 16, 1992
Scheduling conflicts have sent American Legion Boys’ State, once a summer tradition at Kansas University, to Kansas State University for the next three years. A news release from KSU said Boys’ State and KSU representatives have signed an agreement to hold the annual gathering of high school seniors in Manhattan through 1995.
MARJORIE JOHNSON
August 16, 1992
Services for Marjorie E. Johnson, 64, Linwood, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, at her home.
PROJECT ALLOWS CLOSE-UP LOOK AT WETLANDS
August 16, 1992
After today, visitors to the Baker Wetlands can leave the beaten paths and observe nature from the middle of the marsh without trudging through mud and water to get there. Jon Boyd, a Boy Scout with Troop 65 in Baldwin, organized construction of a 105-foot boardwalk at the wetlands, which he expected to complete today as the final step in his pursuit of an Eagle Scout rank.
S SON IS FRESHMAN QB AT OREGON STATE
August 16, 1992
Notes and quotes while wondering if George Brett’s quest for 3,000 hits will prevent the Royals’ attendance from plummeting in September… Remember Donnie Shanklin, the Kansas tailback who was voted the most outstanding performer in the 1969 Orange Bowl? Shanklin’s son and namesake is a freshman quarterback at Oregon State and could play when the Jayhawks travel to Corvallis for the Sept. 5 football opener…
LOCAL LEGISLATORS SEEK UNIFORM LAWS
August 16, 1992
Two Lawrence attorneys relied on their experience as state legislators to help craft proposals to overhaul state child support laws and create a victim rights act. Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, joined Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, this month in San Francisco at the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 16, 1992
DISMISSALS Amy Cook and baby girl, Eudora; Lorie Hague and baby boy, Eudora.
TRAFFIC PLANNING
August 16, 1992
Whether due to poor planning, bad luck, less-than-adequate construction efforts or uncooperative weather, Lawrence seems to have a history of street projects that aren’t completed in time to meet heavy traffic demands. Maybe it’s a case of not getting the projects started early enough in the spring, but whatever the cause, Lawrence motorists, as well as tens of thousands of visiting motorists, are going to encounter significant traffic problems in September and early October because of the ongoing work on West Ninth Street.
SERVICE APPLAUDED
August 16, 1992
To the editor: I was shocked at the editorial that appear in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
VIKINGS DESTROY BUMBLING CHIEFS
August 16, 1992
It’s back to the drawing board for the Kansas City Chiefs. “We have a lot of work to do,” coach Marty Schottenheimer understated after an embarrassing 30-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday at the Metrodome.
DEBATE RAGES ON EXPANDING STATUTE ON PROPERTY SEIZURES
August 16, 1992
A proposal that would expand authorities’ ability to seize property in criminal cases is an arresting idea, local law enforcement authorities say. But a local defense attorney said he saw the idea as potentially dangerous, and a candidate for Douglas County District Attorney says the proposal requires careful refinement to work.
MARTIN PEDDLES CHIEFS WARES IN SPARE TIME
August 16, 1992
Chris Martin was quick to jump on the “Tomahawk Chop” bandwagon last season. Martin, the Chiefs’ 31-year-old linebacker who owns Chris Martin Enterprises with his wife Anita, marketed the foam tomahawks Chiefs fans waved at Arrowhead Stadium last season.
SQUEEZE BECOMES PERSONAL
August 16, 1992
Lawrence resident Debbie Flatbush is acutely and now personally aware of the crowded conditions at local public schools that are leading to November’s school bond election. Flatbush wanted her son, Justin, who’ll enter the seventh grade this fall, to be transferred from South Junior High School to West Junior High School.
LEADERSHIP TO STAY, FOR NOW, IN LOCAL GOP
August 16, 1992
The head of Douglas County’s Republican Committee can enjoy this week’s Republican National Convention after avoiding dismissal at the hands of newly elected GOP precinct members. “There were enough new people elected that they could have done it, if that had been their intention,” said Chris Miller, chair of the county’s GOP organization.
COUNTY WORKERS CARRY ON QUEST FOR OVERTIME PAY
August 16, 1992
Nineteen current and three former Douglas County public works employees expect a response soon in a legal battle in which they are seeking $2.1 million in overtime wages from the county. The employees filed a federal lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court in Topeka, and the county has until Friday to submit its answer.
GOAL
August 16, 1992
Barry Word hopes to land an all-expenses paid trip to Honolulu this winter. “My goal is to make the Pro Bowl,” Word, Kansas City’s 6-2, 242-pound running back, said earlier this week.
PICKINGWINNER
August 16, 1992
They call themselves Sister Sue and the Bad Habits, but here’s at least one bad habit they don’t have: hysterical self-promotion. The McLouth-based bluegrass band, which plans to perform next Sunday during the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence, played in living rooms during most of its early life. Two of its members are reluctant to expose their music to the light of day.