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VIOLENCE
August 25, 1992
To the editor: Once again, an anti-spanking crusader has confused spanking, hitting and violence. Spanking is not violence. Spanking is not hitting. Spanking is a form of discipline that, used with care, can be very effective.
ICE HOUSE MEMORIES
August 25, 1992
To the editor: The recent announcement that they are going to tear down the old ice plant building brought on a bout of nostalgia to me.
FOR THE RECORD
August 25, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
EX-JAYHAWK TERRY SEEMS OK FOLLOWING CONCUSSION
August 25, 1992
Marty Schottenheimer spoke to Doug Terry just before Terry, a free safety from Kansas, was carried off the field on a stretcher Monday night. “I was out there and I saw full motion of his hands, arms and legs. I said, `Doug do you know me?’ I said, `This is coach Mason, right?’ He said, `No, coach Schottenheimer,”’ the Kansas City coach said, grinning, after the Chiefs’ 35-0 win over the Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.
JUDGE AIDS ALBANIA ON JUDICIAL SYSTEM
August 25, 1992
A federal judge from Lawrence spent a week in Albania this summer trying to help the former hard-line Communist country develop a new constitution that embodies democratic principles. Deanell Tacha, a judge with the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals based in Denver, said she had “the experience of a lifetime” participating on a blue-ribbon panel that consulted on the new Albanian constitution. She said the work was part of the overall effort to transform the nation to a more capitalistic system.
TEACHER CONTRACT TALKS EVOKE MIXED RESPONSE FROM RESIDENTS
August 25, 1992
Although some local residents think Lawrence teachers should be satisfied with the school board’s proposed salary increase, others think teachers are not being paid enough. The Journal-World this morning surveyed several people in downtown Lawrence about the stalled teacher negotiations. Even after meeting with a federal mediator Monday, negotiators remain apart in their offers and now will go to a fact-finding process.
RONALD MOLE
August 25, 1992
Graveside services for Ronald D. Mole, 46, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael Poage officiating. Mr. Mole died Monday, Aug. 24, 1992, at St. Francis Medical Center, Topeka. The cause of death was pneumonia.
DONALD BRANNAN
August 25, 1992
Services for Donald LeeRoy Brannan, 39, Centropolis, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa with the Rev. Marty Bush officiating. Burial will be in Dean Cemetery, north of Pomona at the Appanoose community in Franklin County. Mr. Brannan died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, in Osage County.
SMITH SERVICES
August 25, 1992
Services for Dorothy J. Smith, 61, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Mo. Mrs. Smith died Monday, Aug. 24, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DESHAZER SERVICES
August 25, 1992
Services for David “Davy” L. Deshazer, 24, Baldwin were today at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mr. Deshazer died Friday, Aug. 21, 1992, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
MARGARET M. BAER
August 25, 1992
Graveside services for Margaret Mary Baer, 90, Pomona, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona with the Rev. Steve Slate officiating. Mrs. Baer died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, in the Ottawa Retirement Village. She was born Jan. 29, 1902, in the Pleasant Grove community south of Lawrence to John and Cora Eudaly Wilson. She attended Douglas County rural schools and Vinland High School.
PART OF 9TH ST. TO OPEN, ANOTHER PORTION TO CLOSE
August 25, 1992
Local drivers still can expect to zip up and down a smooth and newly refurbished section of Ninth Street by Sept. 4, according to city staff. Crews working on widening a portion of the street and building a new retaining wall plan to wrap up the project before Labor Day weekend and the first KU home football game Sept. 12.
NFL TEAMS WAIVE THREE EX-KANSANS
August 25, 1992
Monday was not a good day for former Kansas University football players trying to make it in the NFL. Three former Jayhawks Tony Sands, Mike Norseth and Curtis Moore were waived. Sands, KU’s all-time leading rusher, was one of 10 players sliced by the Phoenix Cardinals.
LMH FALLS SHORT OF JULY PROJECTIONS
August 25, 1992
Lawrence Memorial Hospital did not meet anticipated revenues for the month of July, LMH’s budget report said. The LMH board of trustees will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital, 325 Maine, to discuss the report with hospital officials.
DEVELOPER TO PROCEED WITH CENTER
August 25, 1992
A California businessman expects to break ground in September for a strip shopping center he plans to build in the 2500 block of Iowa Street. Bob Hopkins of El Cajun, Calif., said he’ll proceed with his plans for Tower Plaza, a restaurant-and-retail-development, once the city sells him the frontage road right of way at the northeast corner of 25th and Iowa.
VISION PROBLEMS CAN GO UNNOTICED IN CHILDREN
August 25, 1992
A childhood developmental problem that carries serious consequences may be going unchecked right in front of parents’ eyes, local optometrists say. Lawrence optometrists Jay Burlingame and Elizabeth Crandon say that because poor eyesight isn’t always easy for parents to spot, the problem sometimes goes unnoticed until it already has caused serious damage.
CDBG AWARDS A MIXED BAG IN AREA
August 25, 1992
Franklin County received the largest Community Development Block Grant available, but Linwood was denied funding for a storm sewer drainage system when the state Department of Commerce and Housing announced grant recipients Monday. Franklin County was among 47 counties, cities and communities to share in the $9.1 million awarded in CDBG money. It was one of six applicants to receive $400,000, the largest grants awarded through the program.
BEQUEST TO HELP OLDER KU STUDENTS
August 25, 1992
A bequest of $151,550 from the estate of Paula Gottdenker, a former Kansas University assistant instructor, will provide scholarships for older women, KU officials announced today. Gottdenker stipulated in her will that recipients of the scholarship be women 50 years old or older who are unmarried and have financial need.
FUTURE
August 25, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission this week will take its first look at projected increases in population and business activity that will be used to formulate a computerized, 20-year city transportation plan. Working with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the city is trying to determine how best to improve streets as the city grows. The plan is being developed as part of federal guidelines requiring cities to show their traffic needs in order to qualify for federal highway funds.
SON
August 25, 1992
The son of a Lawrence couple has been named commander of a 292-foot nuclear-powered submarine. Cmdr. Randel L. Zeller, son of Leonard and Kathy Zeller, 105 Rockfence Pl., took over the command of the USS Gato from Cmdr. John B. Allen during a ceremony March 24 at the Nautilus Memorial in Groton, Conn.
MULTI-FACETED PURDY EARNS HIGH MARKS FOR WORK ETHIC
August 25, 1992
This summer, Dick Purdy entered his 35th year as a high school football head coach. On Wednesday, he and Norma Purdy will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. Darned right there’s a connection there.
LAWRENCE TO DIAL INTO 1ST CALLER ID SERVICE IN KANSAS
August 25, 1992
Telephone customers in Lawrence will be the first in Kansas to have access to Caller ID, a new service that tells people who’s calling before they answer the phone. Mike Scott, Southwestern Bell Telephone’s community relations manager in Lawrence, said the telephone company filed today with the Kansas Corporation Commission to begin selling the service in Lawrence, its first test market in Kansas. Pending KCC approval, the service would be available to local telephone customers Dec. 21.
HIGH-PAYING CRIME
August 25, 1992
The $2 million the U.S. government is offering as a reward for information leading to the arrest of Pablo Escobar comes out of tax funds. But if the offer brings the Colombian drug lord to some type of justice, it will be worth the cost, considering how many lives he has damaged and destroyed. Escobar, one of the world’s most powerful drug traffickers, escaped the past month from a resort-like prison in his homeland. The escape occurred during a transfer of quarters for Escobar. Considering his wealth and outreach, we may never know for sure just which insiders arranged it.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 25, 1992
DISMISSALS Teresa Peine and baby girl, Richmond; Samuel Villeareal Jr., Lawrence.
DISTRICT, TEACHERS FAIL IN MEDIATION
August 25, 1992
Six hours of mediated talks Monday did not help Lawrence teachers and school administrators come to an agreement on teacher salaries, meaning Lawrence teachers will begin the school year under the same salary schedule they had in 1991-92. Representatives of the Lawrence Education Assn. and the Lawrence school board met Monday with federal mediator Gene Bralley. However, negotiators could not find common ground and decided to go on to fact-finding.
S THAT TIME OF YEAR FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
August 25, 1992
Hay fever sufferers beware. Allergy season is back and, unlike last year’s rather mild season, this year’s promises to be nothing to sneeze at. “I expect the ragweed and pollen to be much worse this fall than last fall,” said Dr. Ron Weiner, an allergy and asthma specialist with Asthma, Allergy and Rheumatology Associates in Lawrence.
TRAFFICWAY, NEW CENTER LEAD AGENDA
August 25, 1992
Two major projects in Douglas County the South Lawrence Trafficway and the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center will take center stage Wednesday at the county commission meeting. The county will consider changing its request to the state for federal funds for hiking and bike trails to parallel the trafficway. Earlier this year the county asked for the full $1.5 million for the project. But state officials recently informed the Douglas County and the city of Lawrence that the request stood a better chance for state approval if it was divided over a three-year span.
CORRECTION
August 25, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, the closing time for Lawrence Children’s Choir rehearsals was listed incorrectly in a Sunday Arts item. The times are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting Sept. 15.
BASEBALL WAS NO. 1, THEN THEY TOSSED HIM CURVES
August 25, 1992
His hands contentedly resting on his stomach as he leans against the hearth in his west Lawrence home, Dick Purdy has just recounted his life story. He sits up just long enough to adjust the pillow behind his back.
ACES CAN STRENGTHEN HAND OF THOSE OWED CHILD SUPPORT
August 25, 1992
Leanne Miller finally decided enough was enough. After nine years of waiting for child support payments from the fathers of her two children, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer.
ALETHA HENSLEIGH
August 25, 1992
Services for Aletha L. Hensleigh, 80, Winchester, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester with the Revs. Robert A. Henning and Robert Harris officiating. She was cremated. Private inurnment services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Hensleigh died Monday, Aug. 24, 1992, at her home. She was born May 7, 1912, in rural Nortonville, the daughter of Edwin and Mabel Allen Wheeler. She graduated from Nortonville High School, received a teaching certificate from Emporia State Teacher’s College and a teaching degree from Kansas University.
EX-LIONS BOWEN, BALLARD GET SCHOLARSHIPS
August 25, 1992
Clint Bowen isn’t a walk-on anymore. Neither is Greg Ballard. The two Lawrence High products were elevated to scholarship status late last week, Kansas football coach Glen Mason confirmed on Monday.
UKRAINIAN PROFESSORS TO TEACH NEW THEMES FROM OLD COUNTRY
August 25, 1992
Three Ukrainian instructors say they are looking forward to teaching Kansas University students about the history, language and politics of the former Soviet republic in a special academic program this year. The instructors, Volodymyr Piletskyi, Daniela Olesnevych, and Nikola Rozhyk, arrived in Lawrence a few days ago.
KUMC HIRES NEW CHAIR FOR OB-GYN DEPARTMENT
August 25, 1992
The Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., has hired a new chair of the gynecology and obstetrics department. Dr. Sebastian Faro, most recently vice chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, is the fourth chair of the KU department since 1911.
CITY LAUDS EFFORT FOR HOUSING BOARD
August 25, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners voiced support Monday for a board to coordinate the city’s low-income housing efforts. The board would include local lenders, landlords and city housing officials, including representatives from the Lawrence Housing Authority.
PACKER PRODUCT PROVES A HIT WITH ALBANIANS
August 25, 1992
A little plastic goes a long way in bridging relations between nations, a Lawrence company proved this summer. After learning of Judge Deanell Tacha’s trip this summer to Albania to assist the country in developing a new constitution, Packer Plastics’ president Jim Schwartzburg thought to send some plastic drinking cups along with her as a sign of goodwill.