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RIPOFF REMINDERS
August 26, 1992
There are any number of sound rules about such matters as investing and home repair jobs, and one of the very best remains: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” When someone, anyone, promises instant “pie in the sky” for use of one’s funds, check other sources, recognize risk and analyze the situation. If in doubt, don’t.
KU WOMEN LOSE DAVIS
August 26, 1992
Ja’Net Davis, one of Kansas’ top women’s basketball recruits, will not attend KU this year, head coach Marian Washington announced today. Davis has enrolled at Kilgore (Tex.) Junior College. Davis, who attended Lynwood (Calif.) High School, was the fourth-rated high school center in the country last year according to Blue Star. The 6-4 center was a third-team All-America selection by Street and Smith’s, but did not meet all the guidelines under Proposition 48. Davis could not have participated or received scholarship assistance from KU this year.
CITY SEEKS BIDS TO UPDATE GOLF COURSE STUDY
August 26, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners said Tuesday that they wanted proposals from more than one firm before shelling out money for an update of a feasibility study for a city-owned golf course. “I think it should be open to whoever has the best proposal,” Commissioner Bob Schumm said of the update, which would gauge demand for more local golfing and the chances for a successful municipal course.
FOR THE RECORD
August 26, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
WATER RATE HIKE GETS TENTATIVE OK
August 26, 1992
City residents will begin dropping more into city coffers for water and sewer service in 1993 with an 8 percent rate increase approved on first reading Tuesday by Lawrence city commissioners. For the average residential customer using 8,000 gallons per month, the charge for water service will increase from $18.50 to $20.05 a month.
STATION REPORTS ILLEGAL CHARGES
August 26, 1992
Police and the owner of a local service station today were advising station customers to check their credit card bills in light of an audit indicating that a former employee had made $1,265 worth of unlawful charges. Greg Benefiel, owner of Texaco Self Service, 1415 W. Sixth, reported to police on Tuesday that the 19-year-old former employee allegedly made 420 illegal charges over the past several weeks.
AREA SEWER SYSTEM WORK PROGRESSES
August 26, 1992
A wet July set construction workers behind, but August’s cool, dry weather allowed them to make up for lost time on sewer system overhauls in Baldwin and Tonganoxie. BRB Construction, of Topeka, is replacing 8,475 linear feet of sanitary sewer line throughout Baldwin, and Meadows Construction is replacing about 14,000 feet of line in its hometown of Tonganoxie. Bill Winegar, Baldwin public works director, and Butch Rogers, Tonganoxie city superintendent, said crews have completed about a third of the projects.
SLOW-MOVING FRONT BRINGS RAIN TO CITY
August 26, 1992
A few hours of rain Tuesday and today brought Lawrence more moisture than the first 24 days of August combined. Lawrence received 1.35 inches of rain from a slow-moving cold front that rolled into Lawrence about 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Greg Lehenbauer, Kansas University weather forecaster.
JEANNETTE BRACEWELL
August 26, 1992
Services for Jeannette L. Bracewell, 39, Tonganoxie, are pending. Miss Bracewell died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1992, at her home.
BARBARA A. DILLEY
August 26, 1992
Services for Barbara A. Dilley, 58, Topeka, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brennan Funeral Home, 800 W. Sixth, Topeka. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oregon Trail Cemetery at Bridgeport, Neb. Mrs. Dilley died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, at a St. Louis hospital.
GLADYS M. RANSOM
August 26, 1992
Services for Gladys M. Ransom, 84, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Simmons Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan., with the Rev. Phil Brownlee officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Ransom died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, in a nursing home in Maryland Heights, Mo., where she had been a resident for the past two years.
LMH BOARD HEARS BUDGET REPORT
August 26, 1992
Lawrence Memorial Hospital did not meet anticipated revenues in July due to a drop in admissions, but did show an increase in emergency room visits, LMH Executive Director Robert Ohlen told the hospital’s board of trustees this morning. However, the net income for the year still exceeds the hospital’s budget by about $214,000, he said.
KANSANS JOIN RED CROSS EFFORTS
August 26, 1992
A group of 10 Kansas volunteers, including a Lawrence Journal-World reporter, left for Mississippi on Tuesday to assist the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Tim Carpenter, who reports on Kansas University for the Journal-World, was scheduled to arrive in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday night, and plans to provide periodic reports to the newspaper. He traveled in one of five Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs), which left from Topeka, Salina, Wichita, Coffeyville and Garden City. The ERVs are used for mass feeding in disaster areas.
MIAMI SLICES EX-KU LINEMAN PEREZ
August 26, 1992
Chris Perez is the latest former Kansas University football player to be cut by an NFL team. On Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins waived the 6-5, 280-pound offensive tackle who was their fifth-round pick in the 1992 draft.
CITY TO SEEK GRANTS FOR N. LAWRENCE
August 26, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners approved two applications Tuesday for more than $800,000 in federal funds to groom North Second Street and finish restoration of the nearby Union Pacific Depot. The applications ask for $857,680 through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. Under the agreement for the matching grants, the city would supply another $214,420.
J-W OFFERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
August 26, 1992
Many Journal-World subscribers should have received cards in the mail that give them membership in the newspaper’s Jayhawk Club Card program, Bill Sutcliffe, the J-W’s circulation manager, said today. The program, which the J-W launched 10 days ago, offers discounts to certain J-W subscribers on goods and services at more than 150 local businesses.
KU STUDENT TREATED AFTER LIGHTNING HITS TREE
August 26, 1992
A Kansas University student was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released on Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a chunk of a tree that was hit by lightning, Lawrence police said. Police said the student, identified as Daniel Cook, 839 Miss., was walking near Ninth and Mississippi about 4 p.m. when he was injured. A police spokesman said Cook’s injuries appeared to be minor.
CIVIL CASES FILED
August 26, 1992
The local Quaker Oats plant is seeking a temporary injunction and restraining order against a man who has made numerous harassing telephone calls to a plant employee. Quaker filed the action against David B. Puckett, who is in the county jail after being found guilty last week of a misdemeanor count of escaping from custody. Puckett has harassed an employee of Quaker’s, identified as “Laurie M.” in the petition, for more than 11 years. He has been convicted on misdeameanor counts of telephone harassment for calling the woman in 1982, 1986 and 1989. Some of those calls were placed to the woman when she worked at the plant. The company wants Puckett to be prohibited from approaching, annoying, intimidating or harassing company employees; from visiting the plant or the residences of any of its employees; and from attempting to contact the company and any of its employees.
AIRPORT FIRM SEEKS NEW HANGAR
August 26, 1992
The company that helps operate the Lawrence Municipal Airport wants the city to build a new hangar and underground fuel tank to the tune of $400,000, which the company would pay off over 25 years. A new hangar would satisfy the growing demand for airplane storage space, said Lloyd Hetrick, vice president of Hetrick Aircraft Inc., which proposed the airport additions.
CENTER MAKES LEARNING MATH FUN
August 26, 1992
Lawrence schoolchildren don’t start classes until next week, but some students at Grant School already are brushing up on their math and seeming to enjoy it. About 30 Grant students spent three days this week breaking in the school’s new Math Learning Center. Included in the center are four computers with math-related software, a library with storybooks related to math, instructional television and several other math-teaching tools.
CHAMBER BACKS SCHOOL BONDS
August 26, 1992
The board of directors of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously this morning to support the school bond issue proposal that the Lawrence school board will place on the November ballot. Chamber President Gary Toebben said the board voted on the matter after discussing it with several school officials and the chairmen of the two committees that made the facilities recommendations to the board.
KANSAS AIDE CAMPBELL NAMED TRIATHLON COACH
August 26, 1992
Veteran triathlete Clark Campbell, now as assistant swim coach at Kansas, has been appointed National Junior Triathlon Team coach. The appointment was made by Triathlon Federation-USA. Campbell will be responsible for preparing the six-man and six-woman squad for the 1992 Triathlon Championships in Muskoka, Ontario.
TIME TO STRIKE UP THE BAND AT LHS
August 26, 1992
They have their summer vacation cut short by music practice, and they’re dubbed as nerds by their peers, but being part of the Lawrence High School Marching Band has its upsides too, band members say. Getting to perform in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, following the LHS football team to the state championship and building school spirit are just some of the reasons students commit themselves to the band.
CITY OKS CHANGES IN TRASH COLLECTION
August 26, 1992
Most city residents only need put out their trash bags and garbage cans once a week beginning next year, under a plan for Monday yard waste collections approved by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday. Beginning the first full week of January, sanitation workers will collect trash once a week, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
92 KC CLASSIC
August 26, 1992
The field for the 1992 Kansas City Basketball Classic is complete. Cal-Irvine of the Big West Conference will join Kansas, UMKC and Mississippi Valley State at the four-team event at Kemper Arena.
CHARLEY LONE SNAKE FANCIER IN BOWEN FAMILY
August 26, 1992
You wouldn’t think snakes would be any great shakes at impressing females. Charley Bowen begs to differ, however. “Women are normally scared of them,” Bowen concedes before adding: “But they all want to see them.”
FLUORIDE AND FRACTURES
August 26, 1992
To the editor: As summarized in the Aug. 12 Journal-World, a University of Utah study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. “found a `small but significant’ increase in the risk of hip fractures in elderly peple (age 65 and over) who drink fluoridated water.” This increased risk was 1.3 times higher for women and 1.4 times higher for men.
THOMAS DAVOREN
August 26, 1992
Services for Thomas J. Davoren, 78, Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor with the Rev. Vincent Kongs officiating. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery in Basehor. Mr. Davoren died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992, at the Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 26, 1992
DISMISSALS Ann Elizabeth Weber and baby girl, Lawrence.
MARKETING IDEA STRIKES KU GRAD IN HOSPITAL ROOM
August 26, 1992
Light bulbs flashed in Jim Huntington’s head as he woke up in the hospital recovery room last Dec. 30. “I know people will find it hard to believe, but the idea came to me out of nowhere, right after I had ACL surgery,” said Huntington who, like former Kansas great Danny Manning, had knee surgery to correct a tear in an anterior cruciate ligament.
OKIE STATE INSTITUTES PLAN B
August 26, 1992
Patience may be a virtue, but it’s not one of Pat Jones’ virtues. “If I want something, I want it yesterday,” Oklahoma State’s football coach told the Big Eight Skywriters on Tuesday. “I tend to be kind of a grab-it-and-shake-it guy. If it ain’t working, I’m going to grab it and shake it.”
KU ENROLLMENT POSTS 1ST-DAY GAIN
August 26, 1992
First-day enrollment figures at Kansas University show an increase of 678 students this fall over the first-day total of 1991, according to figures released today by KU. The student population at KU totaled 27,704 for the fall semester, up about 2.5 percent from the 1991 first-day fall semester count of 27,026.
S JUST THAT — SCHOTTENHEIMER
August 26, 1992
The Chiefs didn’t despair after their dismal 30-0 loss at Minnesota, just as they didn’t rejoice after Monday night’s 35-0 win over Buffalo at Arrowhead Stadium. “The preseason is what it is,” head coach Marty Schottenheimer said matter-of-factly after KC’s first impressive showing of the exhibition season. “It’s always nice to win, but come Sept. 6 it isn’t gonna mean anything.”
DIRECTOR SEEKS INPUT ON HOUSING PROPOSAL
August 26, 1992
City community development officials will dip into their kettle of acronym soup CDBG and CHAS and explain their recipe Thursday for neighborhood repairs and low-cost housing. It boils down to improvements for low- and middle-income neighborhoods, including more affordable housing for small-family renters, the elderly and the homeless, says Lynn Goodell, community development director.
LOVELAND FAMILIAR WITH PASS
August 26, 1992
Where Andy Loveland comes from they think a backfield is a plot of grass out behind some building. Loveland came to Oklahoma State from Palomar, Calif., Junior College, where he completed 274 of 458 passes for 3,692 yards last season.
BABCOCK ACTIVIST RUTH MORRIS DIES
August 26, 1992
The president of a local public housing tenants association who fought for a traffic light at the intersection of 17th and Massachusetts streets has died at age 61. Ruth Martin Morris, president of the Babcock Tenants Assn., died Sunday Aug. 23, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TONGANOXIE GIRL IS 2ND RUNNER-UP IN MISS TEEN USA
August 26, 1992
Tonganoxie’s Danielle Boatwright was named second runner-up Tuesday in the Miss Teen USA pageant, which was rearranged around Hurricane Andrew. Danielle, a Tonganoxie High School senior who was named Miss Kansas Teen USA in April, lost to Miss Iowa Jamie Solinger. Miss Oklahoma Angela Logan, 17, was first runner-up. The pageant was held in Biloxi, Miss.