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BUILDING HISTORY
August 20, 1992
To the editor: The article on clean-up of the Community Building brings to mind that for many years it was the Armory as well as Community Building. (Notice the regimental crest above the north entrance.) The Journal-World of Dec. 23, 1940, noted military preparedness activities: “Armory Becomes Hive of Activity … South Park became a drill ground.” A year earlier, the Red Cross requested space in the new Armory building “since the work of the Red Cross is so closely associated with the army and navy units.” That building exhibits a distinguished history and now promises great future service to our community.
PLAID FAMILY GIVES NEW LIFE TO TRADITIONAL TUNES
August 20, 1992
Kelly Werts didn’t want to damage his hearing. It’s an occupational hazard for rock musicians, and stars such as Pete Townshend suffered hearing loss from their days of playing loud music. So Werts , a fiddler and guitarist, turned to the gentler riffs of folk music. Now he and two other musicians form Plaid Family, one of the acts that will be appearing in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
LIBERAL LABEL
August 20, 1992
To the editor: Thank you for Calder Pickett’s weekly column. It is truly refreshing to hear a thoughtful voice speak out without apology for liberals, a word denigrated by Republicans and others as a shameful name of scorn and reproach. They like to forget that a liberal puts compassion for the poor and downtrodden and reform and change within the system, as paramount to the status quo.
DESOTO TEACHERS, BOARD REACH PACT
August 20, 1992
Negotiating teams for the DeSoto school district and the district’s teachers association have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes a 7.1 percent pay raise for teachers, Supt. Marilyn Layman said. Similar to last year’s negotiations, the two sides reached impasse with disagreements centering on the salary schedule. Unlike past years, DeSoto employed a new system for negotiating Win-Win designed to give the parties involved a voice and an opportunity to work out differences.
STEWART PICKS ASSISTANT
August 20, 1992
Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart says there’s a “strong possibility” Lee Winfield will be named his restricted earnings assistant. Stewart told the Columbia Missourian on Wednesday that he has made his choice, but will not reveal it until it’s approved by the university.
ARMY SEES NO HARM IN CLOSING SUNFLOWER
August 20, 1992
The U.S. Army has completed reports assessing the environmental and economic impact of its plan to close the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant at DeSoto. The assessments, which concluded that mothballing the plant would have no seriously adverse impact on the area, makes official the Army’s proposal to discontinue production of nitroguanidine, a component used in tank and artillery propellant.
ROAD FUND COMPROMISE OFFERED
August 20, 1992
Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schumm today offered a compromise on how the city and Douglas County should pursue funding for the Lawrence circumferential highway loop so different roads would not compete head-to-head for state and federal funds. Schumm outlined his compromise in a meeting at city hall with City Manager Mike Wildgen, Mayor Bob Schulte, County Administrator Craig Weinaug and County Commission Chairman Mark Buhler.
AT KU
August 20, 1992
Because humans are sexual beings, half of what can be learned at college falls in the area of friendships and romantic or sexual relationships, a Kansas University professor says. “It’s important, while you’re here, to develop that part of your life the part that has to do with friends and lovers,” said Dennis Dailey, professor of social welfare, in a presentation Wednesday on “Sexuality and the College Student.”
CLEMENCE VANANNE
August 20, 1992
Services for Clemence VanAnne, 76, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. VanAnne died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Ghent, Minn., the daughter of Adolph and Romanie Slock VanOverbeke. She grew up in Marshall, Minn., where she attended public schools, and she moved to Lawrence from Beloit in 1962.
FOR THE RECORD
August 20, 1992
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CARRIE MAE FULTZ
August 20, 1992
Services for Carrie Mae Fultz, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Fultz died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
EDITH OTTO
August 20, 1992
Services for Edith Otto, 87, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie, with Fred Leimkuhler officiating. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery, northeast of McLouth. Mrs. Otto died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, at a nursing home in Bonner Springs.
CHARLES E. SCOTT
August 20, 1992
Services for Charles E. Scott, 83, Winfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will be in Tisdale Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, at his home.
FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS
August 20, 1992
Four Kansas University professors will hold Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching in their schools, and an art and architecture librarian will hold the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Librarianship for the 1992-93 academic year. The professors are Nita Sundbye, professor and chair of the curriculum and instruction department, and Pat Gallagher, professor of special education, both named Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Professors of Education; Sandra Hanson, assistant professor of nursing, honored as Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor in Teaching Nursing; and Dennis Saleebey, professor of social welfare, named Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Professor in Social Welfare. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award.
DEATH STUNS TONGIE TEAM
August 20, 1992
Of all the things Bob Hensley remembers about Dustin Reese Smith, one feat on the playing field stands out. Playing for a Tonganoxie under-16 soccer team, “Dusty” Smith once scored three goals in one game all on headers.
CORRECTION
August 20, 1992
Because of a photographer’s error, a photo caption in Wednesday’s Journal-World accompanying a story on Kansas University’s convocation contained incorrect information about the home country of a student. Cecilia Samonte is a history graduate student from the Philippines.
CRIMINAL CASE PROCEEDINGS
August 20, 1992
David Puckett, 41, was found guilty Wednesday morning of a misdemeanor count of escape from custody after a short trial before Douglas County District Judge James W. Paddock. Sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 14 for Puckett, who was accused of leaving the county in late May while on work release from the Douglas County Jail. At the time, he was serving a sentence for a misdemeanor count of telephone harassment.
COUNTY DENIES OWING BACK PAY
August 20, 1992
Douglas County has denied it owes 22 current and former public works employees the $2.1 million in overtime wages they are seeking from the county. In an answer to a federal civil suit, county counselor Bob Fairchild acknowledges that the county did have a rotating on-call policy but denied that the policy prevented the employees from “effectively” using their time off for personal activities, as the employees contend occurred in 1989-91.
ESTA CHIDDIX
August 20, 1992
Services for Esta M. Chiddix, 88, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Wayne Feuerbacher officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Chiddix died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, in an Oskaloosa nursing home.
COUNTY OKS $21 MILLION BUDGET
August 20, 1992
With little fanfare, the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night approved a 1993 budget that raises the county property tax levy by an estimated 2.82 mills. The only people attending a brief public hearing on the budget were leaders of four county agencies who were curious as to whether commissioners planned any additional budget cuts. But commissioners approved the budget without discussing further cuts.
EDWARD U. BOND
August 20, 1992
Services for Edward Underwood Bond, 71, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie Christian Church with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Bond died today, Aug. 20, 1992, in Lawrence.
OVERPAYING FOR GASOLINE
August 20, 1992
The tendency is to check that gasoline dispenser, see the labeling identifying “unleaded,” “unleaded-plus” and “premium unleaded” and get caught up in overkill. Many are inclined to believe that the higher the octane and the higher the price, the better a fuel is for their motor vehicles. Those with bigger vehicles and more powerful engines often think they need the “high test stuff” to get the best performance.
UARCO LEASES SPACE IN LAWRENCE
August 20, 1992
Uarco Inc., a printer of direct mailings that has a plant in Eudora’s Intech Business Park, has expanded its area operations by adding a mail processing facility in Lawrence. Stuart Ernest, manager of Uarco’s 114,000-square-foot plant at Eudora, said the company has leased space in the former Aeroquip Corp. plant, 2901 Lakeview Rd., and began operating a lettershop there about two weeks ago.
PLANNERS TO HEAR FACILITY REQUESTS
August 20, 1992
Local planners next week will consider requests to establish operational sites for a social service agency that assists those with mental disabilities, and for an alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation facility. Planners will consider whether to approve a request to operate Project Acceptance Inc., a mental health self-help and support organization, in an existing, singe-family house at 407 Maine.
EAST LAWRENCE HOMES NOMINATED FOR HISTORIC REGISTER
August 20, 1992
K.T. Walsh knew she lived on one of the oldest streets in Lawrence. But now when she looks up the 700 block of Rhode Island, she sees drunken raiders on horses storming in with torches. It gives her chills. “It deepens the way I feel about my neighborhood,” she said. “It’s our story. It’s our past.”
STATE APPROVES TRAFFICWAY ROUTE
August 20, 1992
The Kansas Department of Transportation has approved a new alignment for the South Lawrence Trafficway, and the public will get a chance to review the map during a hearing next month. The hearing is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper. The first time that maps showing land the state wants to acquire for right of way will be available to the public will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. prior to the hearing, also at the fairgrounds.
EX-JAYHAWK SMITH GIVES UP FOOTBALL
August 20, 1992
Quintin Smith rubs his index finger along a scar on his lower right leg. “It looks great now. You should have seen it when I got hurt. It was eight inches long, four inches wide. It looked like somebody took a divot out of my leg with a golf club,” Smith, a former Kansas wide receiver, said Tuesday.
DELEGATES EXPECT POSITIVE SPEECH
August 20, 1992
Republican National Convention delegate Mike Todd doesn’t want President Bush’s acceptance speech tonight to be a series of negative one-liners ripping the opposition. “I think the makeup of the speech isn’t going to be an attack speech,” said Todd, one of the two delegates from Lawrence at the convention in Houston.
TEENS FINISH SERVICE OVER MAILBOX BOMBS
August 20, 1992
All but a few of the 15 Lawrence teen-agers charged in March with placing homemade chemical-reaction bombs in several mailboxes during November have completed part of their diversion agreements, court records show. In March, prosecutors filed juvenile complaints against 12 youths alleging criminal use of explosives. Three other teen-agers were charged in the adult criminal division of District Court with felony counts of criminal use of explosives.
NEBRASKA SKYWRITERS
August 20, 1992
If Miami is Quarterback U., Nebraska is Quarterback Controversy U. “We’ve gone through this so many times it doesn’t bother me anymore,” NU coach Tom Osborne told the Big Eight Skywriters on Wednesday.
GIANTS DESERVE BETTER PARK, FANS THAN STICK OFFERS
August 20, 1992
As I sat in my frigid, wind-blown seat inside San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, I questioned not that the Giants would want to leave the Stick. Rather, I wondered why they stayed so long. Giants owner Bob Lurie this month announced a letter of intent to sell the team to a group from Florida. The sale would mean the storied Giants, who bolted New York in 1957, would move yet again, this time to St. Petersburg.
T CATCH JONES
August 20, 1992
Of Nebraska’s two top I-backs, Calvin Jones is big, and Derek Brown is shifty. And even though he’s faster in the open field, Jones has worked to copy some of Brown’s agility.
August 20, 1992
Guessing from the loud roars emanating from outside Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, one might have thought the Kansas University men’s basketball team was making its debut. But the noise was coming from about 700 KU students who shouted, danced and jumped as part of Playfair, an ice-breaking event.
SHOES
August 20, 1992
Tony Sands’ accomplishments were well-chronicled in the Florida papers last year. “I used to read about him all the time. I knew he was leaving. I thought I’d come here and try to fill his shoes a bit,” Kansas freshman Mark Sanders said after gaining 68 yards on nine carries in the Jayhawks’ situational scrimmage Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
GOLF COURSE FIRM NEEDS NEW STUDY, FUNDING SOURCE
August 20, 1992
The company that would find financing for a city-owned golf course near Clinton Lake will need a new source of funds for the course, as well as a new study on its chances for success. In a recent memo to Lawrence city commissioners, City Manager Mike Wildgen said that Bank I of Columbus, Ohio, which provides course financing for First Golf Corp., temporarily has decided not to provide more funds.