Archive for Monday, August 24, 1992

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CAN WE EVER CHANGE IT?
August 24, 1992
One cannot watch photos of the starving and dying people in Somalia, especially children with those tragic faces, and not be wracked by pain, guilt and a desire to do something. Almost anyone would like to be able to help, yet most feel utterly helpless, and apparently with good reason. According to Louis J. Salome of the Cox News Service, there may be enough food in Somalia to end the starvation and malnutrition which threaten an estimated 1.5 million people a quarter of Somalia’s population. The problem, writes Salome, is that warring factions, bandits and outright ineptitude both by Somalis and relief agencies are preventing food from getting to the needy. Writing from Merca, Somalia, Salome says: “Fields of tall, green stalks of corn flap in the breeze on the lush south coast of starving Somalia. Herds of cattle and goats march to the lashes of stick-snapping herders, stopping occasionally to quench their thirst at numerous ponds and canals in a land commonly believed to be hopelessly drought-ridden… . These are not the images most outsiders conjure up when they think of this famine-stricken and war-plagued country, where disaster and disaster relief wrestle angrily for superiority.”
TONGANOXIE FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR CALLING PLAN
August 24, 1992
Tonganoxie was only a few percentage points away from securing a special long-distance calling program this summer. Art Hancock, vice president of the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce, said Southwestern Bell monitored the city’s calling patterns during May, June and July as part of an application for the Optional Community Calling Service.
LOCAL JUDGE HEADS APPELLATE GROUP
August 24, 1992
How to handle burgeoning court caseloads and how to better educate the public about the U.S. judicial system were just two central topics at a recent convention of the American Bar Assn., a federal appellate judge from Lawrence said this morning. “All courts in the United States are just inundated with appeals,” said Judge Deanell R. Tacha, who attended the ABA convention held in San Francisco Aug. 6-13. “The bar and the bench and the Congress and state legislatures are all going to have to look at court reform of various kinds.”
PARCHED LAWRENCE OVERDUE FOR RAINFALL
August 24, 1992
Rain returns to the Lawrence forecast this week, but its primary source for now is a weakening tropical storm from the west, not Hurricane Andrew in the Gulf of Mexico. Greg Lehenbauer, Kansas University weather forecaster, said Lawrence has a 50 percent chance for thunderstorms tonight and a 60 percent chance of rain during the day on Tuesday. He said the storm could pack a short, heavy downpour of rain rather than a longer steady shower.
BESSIE SHEARD
August 24, 1992
Services for Bessie May Sheard, 95, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Freitag will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
POLISH NEEDED, LHS COACH SAYS
August 24, 1992
Lawrence High’s first major football scrimmage won’t result in any major changes in the depth chart. “There won’t be any changes until Wednesday night,” LHS coach Dick Purdy said, referring the fall sports jamboree. “Maybe not until Monday. At least we’ve got one built. It’s one to practice with. It gives us teams and repetitions.”
DISTRICT COURT
August 24, 1992
Civil court proceedings A Lawrence woman is suing a grocery store chain for damages she allegedly suffered in a fall at a local store in June 1991. Melinda Hegeman, age not listed, filed the suit against Dillon Companies Inc., claiming the chain’s store at 1015 W. 23rd was negligent in not warning customers that the floor was wet on June 8, 1991. Mrs. Hegeman contends that water or ice on the floor caused her to slip and fall. Her attorney, Jerry Donnelly, said Mrs. Hegeman suffered a knee injury that required surgery. In her suit, Mrs. Hegeman seeks more than $50,000 for her injury, pain, medical expenses and loss of earnings. She also seeks an additional claim of more than $50,000 for her husband, Mark, claiming he has been deprived of her companionship, association, comfort and guidance since the accident occurred. Mrs. Hegeman has requested a jury trial.
WEEKEND PROVES ANYTHING BUT LEISURELY
August 24, 1992
Japanese students who just visited Lawrence will do a report on American leisure time, but they might have developed a distorted view based on their activities the past few days. The 16 students from Lawrence’s sister city of Hiratsuka, Japan, had a swimming party, spent a day at Perry Lake, went shopping and rode the rides at Worlds of Fun all in the past three days.
KUMC HIRES NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIR
August 24, 1992
The Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., has hired its fourth chairman of the department of gynecology and obstetrics since the departments merged in 1911. The new chairman, Dr. Sebastian Faro, most recently was vice chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. He joined Baylor in 1983 as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the section of infectious diseases. In 1987, he was promoted to professor and vice chairman of the department.
ELIZABETH MARSHALL
August 24, 1992
Graveside services for Elizabeth Maybelle Marshall, 84, Fort Scott, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott with the Revs. Earis B. Hopkins Sr. and Charles Richard Marshall officiating. Mrs. Marshall died Friday, Aug. 21, 1992, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
OZAWKIE MAN MAKES SERVICE A TOP PRIORITY
August 24, 1992
He organizes the annual Old Settlers Reunion in Oskaloosa, started a community education program in Jefferson County and serves as information director for the Kansas State Grange. But that’s just a small sampling of Gilbert Farmer’s contributions to his community.
SAFETY OFFICER KEEPS TABS ON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
August 24, 1992
Although Kansas University throws away about 30,000 pounds of hazardous waste each year, KU’s environmental health and safety officer says that’s relatively low compared with other schools. “Since I’ve been here the waste program has been really good,” said Michael Russell, environmental health and safety officer who came to KU in April. “Everyone is real concerned about not just what the law says, but about doing the right thing.”
A HIT WITH YOUTHS
August 24, 1992
A weekend party for junior and senior high school students attracted enough participants to justify repeating the festivities next summer, Lawrence police said today. “The feeling across the board was that it was worth continuing,” said Lt. Mark Brothers.
COUNTY OKS EASEMENT REQUEST
August 24, 1992
The Douglas County Commission today granted Farmland Industries an easement to run a pipeline under two township roads near Lawrence. Farmland will run the pipeline under two Grant Township roads 1675E and 1600E both about a mile east of Lawrence. The township already had approved Farmland’s request.
FOR THE RECORD
August 24, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FIDDLERS COMPETE, SHARE THEIR TALENTS IN CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 24, 1992
Emily Longwith, already a trooper at the age of 10, began artfully sawing away Sunday afternoon on a fiddle as her father, Quentin, helped her along with his guitar. After a brief riff, she handed her fiddle back to her mother, Dorothy, who was sitting on a blanket spread out over a small patch of South Park. Emily and her family, who live in a town near Springfield, Mo., drove to Lawrence on Sunday so Emily could compete in the 12th annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships.
S DAVIS BREAKS RIGHT FOREARM DURING SCRIMMAGE
August 24, 1992
Notes and quotes culled during the Big Eight Skywriters’ off day… Colorado strong safety Dwayne Davis fractured his right forearm during Saturday’s scrimmage. Davis is the CU second defensive back in three days to break a bone. Chad Brown broke a finger Thursday. Brown is expected to play in the Buffs’ Sept. 5 opener against Colorado State, and Davis should return for their Sept. 12 game at Baylor.
CITY INTERESTED IN BUYING SCENIC EASEMENTS FOR ROAD
August 24, 1992
Lawrence city officials hope to snare as much as $600,000 in federal grant funds to help spruce up North Second Street and complete the restoration of the Union Pacific Depot. “Essentially what it would do is complete the depot in terms of any remaining exterior work and all of the interior,” said Bob Moody, president of Lawrence Depot Management Inc., the group dedicated to preserving the landmark.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 24, 1992
BIRTHS Teresa and Keith Peine, Richmond, a girl, Saturday.
S STOCK SOARS EVERY TIME HE OUTSLICKS KU
August 24, 1992
All is fair in love, war and college recruiting. Right, Roy? Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams learned the hard way last week that the world is still populated with people who subscribe to the Iron Pyrite Rule.
SHANKEL STEPS DOWN ONCE AGAIN
August 24, 1992
Del Shankel once again is stepping out of the spotlight at Kansas University. “I’m leaving, maybe for the last time,” said Shankel, who this month completed his third stint as interim executive vice chancellor for the Lawrence campus. Ed Meyen, former dean of KU’s School of Education, replaced Shankel early this month.
DOROTHY J. SMITH
August 24, 1992
Services are pending for Dorothy Jean Smith, 61, Lawrence, at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith died today, Aug. 24, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TRADITIONS
August 24, 1992
Traditions at Kansas University mean more than historical facts and bricks and mortar, thousands of new Jayhawks were told at Traditions Night on Sunday in Memorial Stadium. “It is a family a family that you are now becoming a part of,” said James Carothers, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.