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TAXI DEFENSE
August 19, 1992
To the editor: What kind of message is sent when a head of media insinuates that the local cab company reduces late night transportation fares from bars yet the handicapped and elderly need help with services to the doctor’s office? Perhaps your biased opinion is interfering with your responsibilities as a newspaper editor. You failed to research and mention that the cab company has always done its part in helping the disabled and elderly by giving them discounted rides, even to the point of operating at a loss on lift van services, as stated during the city commission meeting.
FOR THE RECORD
August 19, 1992
Civil cases filed Former Kansas Union director Frank Burge has filed a suit in Douglas County District Court against the driver of a car who struck him Nov. 1 as Burge rode his bicycle on Iowa Street toward 15th Street. Burge filed his suit against Jeff Listerman, Lawrence, and Allstate Insurance Co., with whom Burge had a policy to cover accidents involving uninsured motor vehicles. On Nov. 1, Burge was riding his bicycle south on Iowa Street toward 15th Street when he was struck by Listerman’s car. Burge suffered a broken thigh and ankle in the accident. He claims he has incurred permanent physical injury, medical bills and pain as a result of the accident. Burge asserts that Listerman was negligent in the accident. Burge is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from Listerman and more than $50,000 from Allstate, citing that the company has not paid a claim to him for his insurance coverage for uninsured motorists.
DEPOT CLOSED, BUT BUSES STILL RUNNING
August 19, 1992
Lawrence’s Union Bus Station is temporarily closed, but people still can catch a Greyhound to Topeka or Kansas City, where they can arrange travel to other destinations if necessary. The Lawrence station, 1401 W. Sixth, closed Friday when its agent for the past eight years quit. The agent’s duties include providing schedules, selling tickets and receiving and sending freight.
GEORGIA GILLOGLY
August 19, 1992
Services for Georgia Irene Gillogly, 55, formerly of Princeton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa with the Rev. William R. Weber officiating. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery. Mrs. Gillogly died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home in Lawrence after a long illness.
DUSTIN R. SMITH
August 19, 1992
Services for Dustin Reese Smith, 16, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie Christian Church, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Dustin died Monday, Aug. 17, 1992, in an automobile accident near the intersection of Leavenworth County Road 5 and Hollingsworth Road north of Tonganoxie.
HEARING RESCHEDULED IN LOCAL MURDER TRIAL
August 19, 1992
A preliminary hearing for a 27-year-old man who is accused of killing a Lawrence woman in 1989 has been rescheduled for Aug. 31. The hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon for Tyrone Walker, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 31 or Nov. 1, 1989, slaying of Tamara C. Baker, 25.
OMAR A. HUEY
August 19, 1992
Services for Omar A. Huey, 86, Valley Falls, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home in Leavenworth, with the Rev. Daniel Thews officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mr. Huey died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, at Valley Health Care Center in Valley Falls, where he had lived since 1989.
FLOYD F. HARMAN
August 19, 1992
Graveside services for Floyd F. Harman, 77, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Harman died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, as a result of injuries received in a one-car accident in Jefferson County.
STUDENTS FROM JAPAN TO VISIT CITY
August 19, 1992
Lawrence will further strengthen its sister city ties with Hiratsuka, Japan, when 16 students from Hiratsuka visit Lawrence this week. The 16 junior high and high school students, along with two teachers, two city officials and a nurse, will arrive Thursday afternoon. The students’ host families will meet with the delegation at 5 p.m. Thursday at South Junior High School. Also meeting with the delegation at that time will be Lawrence junior high school students who have visited Hiratsuka during the past two summers.
LEAVENWORTH BUSINESSMAN PLANS TO BUILD RETAIL CENTER
August 19, 1992
A Leavenworth businessman plans to break ground this fall for a $2.5 million strip shopping center he will develop at the corner of Rockledge Road and West Sixth Street. Doug LaDuron, owner and president of Gator’s Mobile Electronics, a Leavenworth car stereo store, said he already has leases signed on more than 60 percent of the space in the 28,418-square-foot center.
COZZENS CATCHES HILLEARY
August 19, 1992
Chip Hilleary and Monte Cozzens were football equals at Westerville North High School in Ohio. Hilleary, Westerville’s starting quarterback, and Cozzens, No. 1 tailback, both gained over 1,000 yards rushing their senior seasons. They didn’t progress at the same rate, however, after arriving at Kansas in the fall of 1989.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
August 19, 1992
A Lawrence sculptor’s reproduction of “The Scout,” a landmark Kansas City statue, will be dedicated as a gift to Seville, Spain, in the fall. The bronze sculptor, designed and cast by Jim Brothers, will be placed on Kansas City Avenue in Seville, officials at Expo ‘92 Kansas City-Seville said Tuesday. Ilus W. Davis, a former Kansas City mayor, will be honored at the official dedication ceremonies of the reproduction in October.
NURSING HOME FORUM SCHEDULED
August 19, 1992
The Kaw Valley Chapter of the Older Women’s League will sponsor a public forum on the future of the Valley View Care Home from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The forum, “How Can Valley View Care Home Meet Our Future Needs?” will be moderated by Margaret Schultz Gordon, OWL president.
APPRENTICE CHEFS ADD FLAIR TO LOCAL DINING SCENE
August 19, 1992
Delicate pastries and elaborate fruit trays adorn the Lawrence Country Club’s buffet each Sunday morning, a masterpiece of taste created not by `the master,’ but by apprentice chefs in training Angela Whiteford and Melissa Dedloff. The apprentices are enrolled in Johnson County Community College’s chef’s apprentice program, but the bulk of their training takes place in the LCC kitchen under head chef Frank Sheldon.
CITY OKS WHEELCHAIR RAMP PLAN
August 19, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners planted a seed Tuesday for a plan allowing people with disabilities to wheel down stretches of downtown and other popular areas without hitting a high curb or other obstacles. Under the plan, the city would devote $5,000 to $10,000 a year to build wheelchair ramps or remove barriers dangerous to people with disabilities in high-traffic areas.
SMALL TURNOUT PROMPTS KU TO RETHINK CONVOCATION DATE
August 19, 1992
Attendance at opening convocation on Tuesday was so low that Kansas University officials will consider scheduling next year’s convocation at a new time. “I’m disappointed,” said David Ambler, vice chancellor for student affairs. “I believe it’s important for students to be here.”
DEATH
August 19, 1992
A Perry man Tuesday was sentenced to return to prison after a jury convicted him last month of involuntary manslaughter in the 1988 shooting death of a Topeka man. Frank W. Zeilinger III was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in December 1988 in the death of Jeffrey J. Bara. The Kansas Court of Appeals later overturned the conviction, so a new trial took place in Jefferson County District Court in July. The second jury convicted him of the less serious charge of involuntary manslaughter.
BAKER PROF FINDS REALISTIC ATTITUDE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN BUDAPEST
August 19, 1992
The business climate of Hungary may seem primitive by Western standards, but the country plays an important role in the emerging free market system of Eastern Europe, according to a Baker University professor who spent five weeks there this summer. Chris Kuehl, Rhodes chairman in international business and coordinator of Baker’s executive master of business administration program, said his visit to Hungary helped him clarify the status of business in the country.
August 19, 1992
The best hit Bob Utter took during spring drills was in the jaw. “Spring ball was an interesting experience,” Utter, Iowa State’s sophomore quarterback, said Tuesday while talking with the Big Eight Skywriters.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 19, 1992
DISMISSALS Crystal Douglass and baby girl, Eudora.
FRESHMAN HAYES DEPARTS
August 19, 1992
Chad Hayes, a first-team all-state offensive lineman from Atwood, has left KU’s preseason football camp and will not be playing for the Jayhawks. Coach Glen Mason said Hayes left for personal reasons. Hayes, a 6-3, 250-pounder, is expected to enroll at Fort Hays State.
LACK OF OFFENSIVE DEPTH CONCERNS HASKELL COACH, BUT DEFENSE LOOKS GOOD
August 19, 1992
Gary Tanner is excited about the quality of Haskell Junior College’s football players. The quantity of that quality is another matter. Tanner, beginning his sixth season as the Indians’ head coach, says lack of depth on offense could be a problem.
TANZANIA SEEKS ROLE AS SISTER CITY
August 19, 1992
Tanzania’s ambassador to the United States, who tried last year to drum up local interest in investing in African countries, wants Lawrence to stretch its sister city ties below the equator. A visitor to Lawrence twice in 15 months, Ambassador Charles M. Nyirabu has sent a letter to the city to feel out its interest in a relationship with a city in the United Republic of Tanzania.
WALDEN SALUTES KANSAS SCHOOLS, TOOTS OWN HORN
August 19, 1992
A renaissance is taking place among the NCAA Div. I-A football programs in Kansas, Iowa State coach Jim Walden will tell you. As if knowing that Glen Mason’s contract could be big news this week, Walden sang the praises of KU’s coach and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder when the Big Eight Skywriters pulled into town Tuesday.
ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES
August 19, 1992
To the editor: $10,000,000,000 (…that’s billion) in loan guarantees to a foreign power while some Americans are living in shelters or on the streets is worse than outrageous.
SCHOOL BUSES MAKING THE GRADE
August 19, 1992
Before they can go to school, the fleet of 57 buses used in the Lawrence school district must pass a test of their own. And to date, the big yellow taxis appear to be making the grade, says the man in charge of the fleet.
FOR THE RECORD
August 19, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WORK UNDER WAY ON OFFICE TOWER
August 19, 1992
Foundation and concrete work is under way on a new four-story office tower addition to the headquarters of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, 1421 Research Park Dr. John Schilling, GCSAA’s chief executive officer, said the $3 million project is expected to be finished by April 1. The additional construction will give GCSAA a total of 70,000 square feet of space at its headquarters in the Oread West Corporate and Research Park, where it moved into 18 months ago.
A MASSIVE CHALLENGE
August 19, 1992
If the local school board, superintendent and others in charge of the local education structure didn’t realize it before, they should know now. There was a clear and sobering message, and warning, after last Tuesday’s Journal-World Access Poll. The question: Will you support a school bond issue proposal (for $29.9 million) to build three new schools and upgrade three existing schools?
HASKELL STUDENTS BEGIN FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
August 19, 1992
They came from all over the country to embark on a unique educational experience at Haskell Indian Junior College. Hundreds of Native American students began their first day of classes today at Haskell, a two-year liberal arts college operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
PARKING BAN LIFTED ON KU GAME DAYS
August 19, 1992
Residents near Memorial Stadium can start dusting off their card tables and cardboard “Park Here” signs. Football fans with an invitation to park in residents’ yards during Kansas University football games this fall can do so without breaking a new city law banning parking in front or side yards.
STUDENTS TOLD TO PURSUE LEARNING
August 19, 1992
Chancellor Gene Budig promised new students at Kansas University’s 127th Convocation that KU won’t hand them an education on a silver platter. “Odd as it may seem … to you who are coming here for an education, this university will not educate you. Only you yourself can do that,” Budig said.
LOCAL DELEGATE JOINS IN BASHING
August 19, 1992
Congress deserves the bashing it’s received at the Republican National Convention for stalling domestic policies endorsed by President Bush, a Lawrence delegate said today. “We haven’t seen a Bush-Quayle agenda, because the House and Senate are in the control of left-wing Democrats,” said Mike Todd.
2 KU STUDENTS RECALL OLYMPICS
August 19, 1992
Back in Lawrence, a Kansas University student who performed at the Olympic Games in Barcelona earlier this month struggled to find words to accurately describe the experience. “Walking out to the stairs before we went on to the stage and to hear the roar of the crowd as we walked out on the stage, it was unlike anything I’d ever felt,” said Debbie Adams, an Overland Park senior.
TO RETURN AS GRADUATE ASSISTANT
August 19, 1992
With regret, Dan Newbrough sold his snorkel. With resignation, Newbrough also peddled his face mask and fins. Goodbye, Hawaii. Hello, Kansas.