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NEW AGENT REOPENS BUS STATION
August 17, 1992
The Union Bus Station, which closed two weeks ago with Greyhound’s dismissal of its Lawrence agent, reopened Tuesday when another Greyhound agent took over the station. Tom Maupin, who works as an independent contractor for Greyhound in Topeka, said one of his employees is now staffing the Union Bus Station, 1401 W. Sixth. Although Greyhound and Jefferson buses had continued to stop in Lawrence while the station was closed, information on bus schedules and bus fares had not been available at the station.
JOHN F. LONG
August 17, 1992
Memorial services for John F. Long, 88, Mission, Tex., will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at First Christian Church, Lawrence. Mr. Long died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, at Comfort House hospice, McAllen, Tex.
POTENTIAL RNS HOPE DELAYED EXAM SCORES WILL CURE TEST ANXIETY
August 17, 1992
Nursing school graduates waiting for test results that will tell them whether they qualified to be registered nurses have to wait a little longer. The test, called the National Council Licensure Examination was administered July 8-9 to about 1,000 Kansas nursing graduates by the Kansas Board of Nursing. A passing grade on the test is required to qualify as a registered nurse.
YOUTHFUL VP TOUTS JAYCEES
August 17, 1992
Looking for a chance to improve leadership skills and get involved in the community? Then the local Jaycees could provide the answer. At least, that’s what 23-year-old Thomas Coderre said. He’s the youngest national vice president in the group’s 70-year history, so he ought to know.
HASKELL FALL ENROLLMENT HITS 875
August 17, 1992
Although enrollment is not complete in all classes offered by Haskell Indian Junior College, on-campus enrollment is 875 students for the fall 1992 semester, said Hannes Combest, education assistant to the president. “We don’t have enrollment figures yet on the two extension classes we offer in Horton and Mayetta or the class we’re offering off-campus in Lawrence,” Combest said. “But we expect this year’s enrollment to be higher than last year’s.”
OBJECTIONS FROM NEIGHBORS STALL REHAB CENTER
August 17, 1992
Amid concerns about AIDS, “druggies” walking the streets and possible inadequate security, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission unanimously voted to defer a request to establish a substance abuse center in the city. Planners on Wednesday night set aside the plan for a month after several residents voiced concern that the proposed alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation center would pose a safety risk to their children and neighborhood.
CIVIL CASES FILED
August 17, 1992
A California company that holds a sublease on a Lawrence restaurant has filed a limited civil lawsuit in Douglas County District Court for back rent and taxes the company claims the restaurant owes it. Saga Property Leasing Corp. of California filed the suit against Becerros, 2515 W. Sixth, seeking $18,090 in back taxes, rent, tax escrow and a consumer price index adjustment. According to the suit, Becerros has not paid its monthly rent of $2,500 for June, July and August. Saga Property also asks for possession of the restaurant in its suit.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 17, 1992
Police reports A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of domestic battery for allegedly shoving his 25-year-old common law wife, who fell and hit her head at their residence in the 1400 block of Vermont.
LOCAL TEACHER HELPS STUDENTS DISCOVER MATH
August 17, 1992
South Junior High School math teacher Gladys Sanders has set out to do what many people would call `the impossible.’ As an author rewriting a nationally distributed transitional mathematics textbook this summer, Sanders is trying to make math fun.
QUENTIN RAULSTEN
August 17, 1992
Services for Quentin W. Raulsten, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Rod Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Raulsten died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE REMAINS ERRATIC
August 17, 1992
Local mail delivery may continue to be erratic until new equipment is installed in Kansas City, Kan., and the local post office hires more employees, the local postmaster said. Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said today that the post office still is having some irregularities in mail service because of changes in the delivery system started in February.
DOUBLE STANDARD?
August 17, 1992
To the editor: While the United States government is rightfully asking for international inspection of the detention camps in Serbia, it has denied Amnesty International access to investigate possible human rights abuses in the camp the United States has set up for Haitian refugees at our Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
THANKS TO LITTER CREWS
August 17, 1992
To the editor: My drive to and from work along Highway 59 south of Lawrence is made more beautiful by the efforts of the men and women, boys and girls who periodically walk along the highway gathering trash, bagging it, and carrying it away. Picking up other people’s discards cannot be a pleasant activity. These dedicated people deserve appreciation and admiration.
TRADE INFORMATION
August 17, 1992
To the editor: Concerning the “free trade agreement” News coverage has been good on the “rhetoric” responses of Labor, the Democrats and the Bush Administration, but I find information sorely lacking on the details and specifics of this agreement. Without details, it is impossible for the average citizen to make an informed decision or give an informed opinion to his/her elected representatives.
FIREFIGHTER INJURED WHEN HOOK FALLS
August 17, 1992
A Lawrence firefighter remained in serious condition this morning at a Topeka hospital, where he was taken after a 10-pound piece of equipment fell on his head Saturday morning. Jim McKenzie, 37, was hoisting a firehose to dry in a drying tower at Fire Station No. 3, 3708 W. Sixth, when a steel hook used to hoist the hose dislodged and struck him, Lawrence Fire Maj. William Brubaker said this morning.
EARNEST HATCHER
August 17, 1992
Graveside services for Earnest “Dutch” Hatcher, 92, Lawrence will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Brook Cemetery, Overbrook. The Rev. Richard Orr will officiate. Mr. Hatcher died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, at Sterling Heights. He was a long-time resident of Lawrence.
SIDEWALKS GET WARNING BUMPS
August 17, 1992
Getting around in Lawrence should become easier for people with disabilities, thanks to two changes to some of the city’s sidewalk ramps. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city is rebuilding sidewalk ramps by adding colors and warning bumps called “truncated domes.”
COUNTY OKS PLANS FOR BIKING PATH, CONSULTANT FEES
August 17, 1992
Douglas County Commissioner Louie McElhaney raised several questions about the routing and funding of parts of the South Lawrence Trafficway during Wednesday’s commission meeting, but his concerns weren’t great enough to prevent him from joining in unanimous approval on two trafficway measures. McElhaney’s first set of questions pertained to the county’s amended request to the Kansas Department of Transportation for federal funds for a 10-foot wide, 18.5-mile long hike and bike path along the trafficway’s route.
ISSUES
August 17, 1992
If the scene in South Park on Wednesday night was any indication, political candidates will face a tough and diverse group of female voters at the polls this November. About 100 women and men banded together to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of women winning the right to vote. The rally began with a march from Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, Seventh and Kentucky, to South Park. Then the group gathered around the South Park gazebo to hear about a dozen speeches on women’s issues.
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August 17, 1992
The Douglas County Commission today approved a federal housing program for the county that would allow some first-time home buyers to receive a credit on their federal income taxes. By a 3-0 vote, commissioners approved the county’s participation in the Kansas Mortgage Savers Program. The federal program allows first-time homebuyers who meet income eligibility guidelines to receive a direct credit on their federal income taxes for 25 percent of the mortgage interest they pay annually, up to a maximum of $2,000.
DESPITE SPEAKERS, KC SACKEDTIMES
August 17, 1992
The NFL’s latest experiment, a transmitter-receiver hookup between quarterbacks and offensive tackles, appears headed for the scrap heap. “I don’t think it’s going to work,” Kansas City tackle Joe Valerio said after the Chiefs’ 30-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night at the Metrodome.
KU EXAMINES INSTRUCTION MINORITY STUDENTS RECEIVE
August 17, 1992
If minority students aren’t testing well in school, is it because the standardized tests they take have a cultural bias against them? Some educators say so, and new models of instruction have been developed to compensate for biased testing. Now teachers need to know whether the new teaching methods are working whether racial and ethnic minority students are making academic progress. This question will be addressed by Kansas University researchers working in Kansas City, Kan.
LOCAL PLANT CUTS 18 JOBS
August 17, 1992
Eighteen jobs have been eliminated at the Lawrence Bendix/King Radio plant as part of a companywide downsizing to compensate for shrinking overseas business, a plant official said. Stephen Nichols, general manager of the company’s Mobile Communications Division, which is based in Lawrence, said the Lawrence plant employed 464 people before the workforce reduction, which took place Friday.
TWO LOCAL WOMEN INJURED IN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT
August 17, 1992
Two Lawrence women were hospitalized this morning after a two-car accident in western Douglas County. Lisa K. Clark, 23, and Bertha Sanders, 54, were injured about 7:15 a.m. when the cars they were driving collided on Douglas County Road 442, or Stull Road. The accident site is about 4 miles west of Lawrence.
MAJ. EDWARD CHAPMAN
August 17, 1992
Services for Maj. Edward Carl Chapman, 46, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Newcomer’s White Chapel, Gladstone, Mo. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Chapman died Aug. 13, 1992, at a Fort Bliss, Texas, hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in Louisburg before returning to Kansas City 15 years ago.
BUSH POPULARITY
August 17, 1992
A year ago this week, the Soviet Union started to crumble, there was an abortive attempt to kidnap then-Soviet boss Mikhail Gorbachev, tanks rumbled into Moscow, and various republics within the Soviet Union began to declare plans to become independent states. George Bush was a hero, riding almost unparalleled popularity figures. The combination of the breakup of the Soviet Union and the successful Desert Storm campaign caused Bush’s popularity to skyrocket. The policies of Reagan and Bush had played a significant and major role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
DELL HITS ON JOBS, DEFICIT ISSUES
August 17, 1992
The faltering economy and ways to repair it will be the leading issue of the campaign for the U.S. Senate, the Democratic candidate said Wednesday. Gloria O’Dell, who is billing her attempt to oust four-term incumbent Republican Bob Dole as “Gloria vs. Goliath,” made her comments on a campaign swing through Lawrence prior to appearing at the Women’s Equality Rally and addressing the Kansas University Young Democrats.
PLANNERS OK QUARRY EXPANSION
August 17, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously approved a request to expand the Martin Marietta Aggregates rock quarry, northwest of Stull on the Douglas-Shawnee county line. The planning commission approved a conditional use permit that would allow Martin Marietta to add an 80-acre tract to its quarry operations.
YEARLY AUTO DERBY FILLING CITY STREETS
August 17, 1992
They’ve come from major circuits in cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to test their machines and their skills against local talent. They’ll compete with Lawrence drivers in three heats a day on a sprawling course where it’s all too easy to get taken out in an accident or lose precious minutes by running into a jam.
UNION FEST TO WELCOME KU STUDENTS
August 17, 1992
Returning Kansas University students this week can look forward to more than the confusion of finding their classes and gearing up for academic assignments. For the first time, the Kansas Union and Burge Union will sponsor “Union Fest ‘92,” a series of events designed to promote services of the KU unions and offer activities to help students become more familiar with the campus.
CONVOCATION KICKS OFF NEW YEAR
August 17, 1992
Schoolteachers are part of an American institution with roots planted more than 300 years in the past but with an uncertain role for the future, Lawrence School Supt. Al Azinger said this morning at the district’s convocation. More than 600 Lawrence teachers and several school staff members gathered at the Lawrence High School auditorium for the second annual convocation. For many teachers, it was the first opportunity to meet face-to-face with Azinger, who started in July as the district’s superintendent.
FOR THE RECORD
August 17, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HELENE TANNER
August 17, 1992
Services for Helene Tanner, 89, Lawrence, are pending. Mrs. Tanner died today, Aug. 27, 1992, at Presbyterian Manor.
S ATTEMPT TO FIRE LAW PROFESSOR
August 17, 1992
Details of sexual harassment allegations brought against a Kansas University law professor by female students were aired publicly today during a hearing on Chancellor Gene Budig’s recommendation to fire the professor. On Wednesday, the university announced Budig’s intention to dismiss Emil Tonkovich, a tenured professor, in connection with allegations made by former and current KU law students. A hearing on Budig’s recommendation began this morning before the five-member Tenure and Related Problems committee.
SIDEWALKS
August 17, 1992
A five-year comprehensive plan approved by the Perry City Council earlier this month calls for improved sidewalks and a city park. It also is the first step in establishing new zoning ordinances, according to the head of the city’s planning commission.
RESEARCHERS STUDY KANSAS LIMESTONE
August 17, 1992
For years, wells in central and western Kansas have produced oil from a deep underground rock layer called the Drum Limestone. By studying the Drum in southeastern Kansas, where it is near the surface, geologists from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University, hope to provide clues about its makeup, and lead to increased oil production.
COMMUNITY BUILDING GETS CLEANUP JOB
August 17, 1992
An industrial cleanup crew will begin work in the lobby of the Community Building today, scraping asbestos-rich plaster from ceiling tiles in a special, vacuum-sealed environment. Workers also will haul away tons of sand laden with lead bullets from the building’s firing range. The sand will be taken to a smelter to recycle the lead.
STIFF COMPETITION
August 17, 1992
When it comes to sound, the sport of horseshoe pitching is a study in extremes. The silence of the players as they focus on the 12-inch to 14-inch spikes slanting in the dirt 40 feet in front of them. The hush of the crowd as they speak in whispers, trying not to disturb the players.
AREA DISTRICTS PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF SCHOOL BONDS
August 17, 1992
School officials in three area districts hope the state’s promise of additional property tax relief will provide an impetus for voters to approve bond issue questions Nov. 3. Voters in Eudora, Tonganoxie and DeSoto will face bond issues that, if passed, would finance construction of new schools in the communities.
DEADLINE LOOMS IN OVERTIME SUIT
August 17, 1992
Douglas County has until next Friday to answer a federal lawsuit filed against by 22 of its current and former employees who are seeking $2.1 million in overtime wages from the county. The suit, filed last month in U.S. District Court in Topeka, lists the plaintiffs as current and former members of the county’s operations division who worked as supervisors, operators or mechanics.
ATTENTION MASE
August 17, 1992
If I were Glen Mason and found myself at The Woodlands, I’d bet the four horse in every race. I’d bet on the 4-4 daily double, too. I’d ignore all the exotic wagering, however, because you can stretch a four only so far at a pari-mutuel window. What’s the big deal about the number four?
BRACEWELL SERVICES
August 17, 1992
Services for Jeanette Lorena Bracewell, 39, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Pete Mayse officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Miss Bracewell died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1992, in Tonganoxie.
KU PLUCKS TOP HARSICHORDISTS
August 17, 1992
The Kansas University department of music and dance will hold the National Harpsichord Competition Nov. 17 through 20. The contest will constitute the semi-finals and finals of the American round of the First International Harpsichord Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Judges for the event will be Lisa Crawford of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Larry Palmer of Southern Methodist University and Leszek Kedracki of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.
CORRECTION
August 17, 1992
Because of incorrect information provided by Lawrence High School, the Journal-World last week reported the incorrect date for the LHS Lions’ Leap Dance. The dance will be Sept. 5.
LOCAL VOLUNTEER AIDS RED CROSS
August 17, 1992
I plunged into the southern Mississippi darkness on deserted U.S. Interstate 55 in the early morning hours Wednesday, leaving behind the safety of Kansas. People with good sense and a good sense of direction headed north long before Hurricane Andrew hit the Gulf Coast.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 17, 1992
BIRTHS Qiang Du and Duan Duan Xu, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.