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HELP IS HERE
August 28, 1992
To the editor: A recent editorial in the Kansas City Star about the Mollie Tivol Alzheimer’s Family Resource Center in Prairie Village prompts me to mention that something similar also exists here in Lawrence. On July 1, Caregiver Support Services, the newest of many community services sponsored by Douglas County Senior Services, began operation at the Senior Center, 745 Vt.
LOCAL CHAPTER PRAISES HIRING OF NEW UNITED WAY PRESIDENT
August 28, 1992
Local United Way officers said they are pleased with the hiring of a new president for the United Way of America, which was hit by financial scandal earlier this year. The national organization on Wednesday named the director of the Peace Corps, Elaine L. Chao, as its new president.
TRIAL DATE SET ON CHARGES OF MOLESTATION
August 28, 1992
A Topeka man has been scheduled to stand trial in Shawnee County District Court during the two-week period beginning Oct. 19 on charges alleging he sexually molested several Lawrence boys. A court spokeswoman said today that prosecutors added an additional charge of aggravated criminal sodomy to the 26 charges they have filed against Eric Sims.
KU CENTER USES TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST NASA PROGRAM
August 28, 1992
Many people think of robots as nothing more than mechanical movie stars, but professors at Kansas University are helping the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implement robotics in NASA’s space station Freedom. Professors Bill Barr and Terry Faddis direct Intelligent Systems and Automation Laboratories (ISAL), which helps develop technology for NASA.
QUILTERS GUILD RAISES $1,700 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES
August 28, 1992
Members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild raised about $1,700 for local charities with the miniature quilt sale held in conjunction with the guild’s annual show at the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. The show, which closed Aug. 23, featured quilts by guild members, as well as the sale of about 40 miniatures priced from $25 to $125.
TANNER SERVICES
August 28, 1992
Mass of Christian burial for Helene B. Tanner, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. The parish rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Tanner died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1992, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
A RARE REFRAIN IN KANSASMIDWEST
August 28, 1992
Call it the Midwestern marriage malaise. Experts say fear of divorce, better education for women and greater acceptance of cohabitation are driving marriage rates in Kansas and Missouri to the lowest levels in years.
EMPORIA STATE FILLS FINAL SLOT ON KU SLATE
August 28, 1992
Kansas University’s basketball team will play three in-state schools instead of the customary two this season. Emporia State, making the jump from NAIA to NCAA Div.II, joins Kansas State and Wichita State on the Jayhawks’ schedule, which was released today. KU and Emporia will meet Dec. 7 in Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 28, 1992
ADMISSIONS Janice Houk, Lawrence.
KU PROF, ACCUSER SQUARE OFF IN OUSTER HEARING
August 28, 1992
A Kansas University law professor accused of sexual harassment conducted his own cross-examination of one of his accusers during an ouster proceeding Thursday afternoon. Emil Tonkovich, a tenured professor whom KU officials are trying to fire for alleged misconduct, questioned a 1983 female law school graduate who has accused him of lowering a grade of hers after she refused his sexual advances.
HYBRID CORN IS A GROWING CONCERN
August 28, 1992
A fall crops tour Thursday evening displayed 29 varieties of corn and gave farmers an opportunity to ask questions of seed company representatives. Garry Keeler, agriculture agent with the Douglas County Extension Service, said 15 seed companies were invited in April to plant two varieties of their company’s corn. Each variety was planted with the same population 18,300 plants per acre although different hybrids flourish under different population conditions, he said.
COMPUTER BOUGHT FOR DISABLED GIRL
August 28, 1992
A 6-year-old Baldwin girl with developmental disabilities will begin training on a special computer next week after a successful fund drive raised enough money for her family to buy the equipment. Shannon Butler, daughter of Karl and Judy Butler, was in need of the computer, known as a VOIS 160, which will allow her to communicate with her family, teachers and classmates. The computer costs $4,270, and slightly more than $4,300 was donated by area residents and Baldwin businesses, said Emma Longan of The ARC (formerly the Association of Retarded Citizens).
DISTRICT PASSES STATE REPORT CARD
August 28, 1992
Although a recent legislative report questions the operating efficiency of many Kansas school districts, the per-pupil cost of running the Lawrence school district falls below both state and national averages, the report says. A report from the Legislative Division of Post Audit suggests that teacher and administrator costs in Kansas schools are relatively high because of the many small school districts in the state. More than a third of the state’s 304 districts serve 400 students or fewer.
EDUCATORS CRITIQUE TASK FORCE BLUEPRINT
August 28, 1992
A report recommending the testing of third-graders before advancement to the next grade has been met with some support and some skepticism in Lawrence. The report was the result of a year of work by the Task Force on Creating Tomorrow in Education, a 14-member group affiliated with the Kansas Board of Regents. The report recommended several changes in the state’s education system, including a competency examination for third-graders.
CHIROPRACTORS GIVE SEMINAR FOR MDS
August 28, 1992
A Lawrence chiropractor said he is hopeful that better relations between chiropractors and medical doctors will follow an informational meeting Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. About 80 local health-care professionals, including 25 medical doctors and three orthopedists, who specialize in care of the skeletal system, attended the seminar. Conducting the session was Carl S. Cleveland III, president of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo.
LOCAL TEEN-AGER EXPLORES MEDICINE
August 28, 1992
Despite spending six weeks this summer exploring the innards of animals and the combining of chemicals, Casey Crowghost says he still wants to play soccer when he grows up. Casey, 14, a soon-to-be ninth-grader at South Junior High School, was selected to attend an enrichment program for American Indian students at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Called Indians into Medicine, or INMED, the program is intended to interest Indian students in health careers.
SOUND OFF
August 28, 1992
How are they doing? Lawrence city commissioners want to know what residents think about the speed, polish and potency of city services, such as trash pickup, street repairs, and police protection.
LOCALS SEEK AID FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS
August 28, 1992
Two Lawrence women, employees of a local department store and local relief organizations are seeking donations of food and clothing this weekend to assist the victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana. The women, Debbie Young and Janice Zishka, will be collecting the supplies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hertz Rent A Car, 23rd and Ohio. Items collected will be trucked to Kansas City and flown to Florida by Northwest Airlines, which is conducting a relief effort with daily flights.
THE ART THEFT TREND
August 28, 1992
Art is not faring at all well internationally, as governments struggle to solve severe economic problems, thieves proliferate and others remain willing to pay for pilfered objects of value. Examples:
ROMME KEEPER LONGEST GAIN
August 28, 1992
Brad Romme’s biggest regret Thursday night was the longest play from scrimmage wasn’t even longer. Five yards longer, to be exact. “I got caught,” Romme said.
S JOBLESS RATE TAKES DIVE DURING JULY
August 28, 1992
and wire reports The Douglas County unemployment rate tumbled to 3.0 percent in July, as the labor market absorbed a seasonal jump in the number of people out of work the month before.
FOR THE RECORD
August 28, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
UPDATED GOLF STUDYPOSSIBILITY
August 28, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners will consider sending out feelers Tuesday for firms interested in updating a study on the feasibility of a city-owned golf course. Commissioners will review a list of potential bidders at their Tuesday meeting, which starts at 6:35 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
BUDGET LOGIC LACKING
August 28, 1992
To the editor: I recently received a report from our representative Jim Slattery outlining why he voted against the balanced budget amendment. He states: “It merely requires that a 3/5 majority vote to deficit spend. Those who think that such a 3/5 majority would be difficult to attain should think again.”
POKES, PICK FOR LAST PLACE BY THIS SKYWRITER
August 28, 1992
When the Big Eight Skywriters make their stop at Oklahoma State, coach Pat Jones presents the annual Don Bryant Award for, well, I’m not sure what. Bryant is Nebraska’s sports information director, and I couldn’t decipher why the award is named after him, either.
FOR ACCOUNTIBILITY
August 28, 1992
Seventh graders at West Junior High School this year will be issued a not-so-ordinary notebook along with their other texts when school opens Monday. No television star or athletic hero adorns the cover. No multicolored pages lie in wait for the doodlings and daydreams of the pre-pubescent students.
S BALLARD SAYS
August 28, 1992
The date was Dec. 2, 1989. The place was War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. Greg Ballard hasn’t played in a college football game since.
WEST COAST, ROADRUNNERS MAKE PLANS FOR NATIONALS
August 28, 1992
Talk about peaking at the right time. When Lawrence’s West Coast team won the regional Class C women’s slow-pitch tournament last weekend in Fremont, Neb., it was the season’s highlight.