Archive for Wednesday, February 26, 1992

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MISLEADING FUND-RAISERS
February 26, 1992
To the editor: I am alarmed at the number of “look-alike” organizations which are soliciting money from an unsuspecting public, ostensibly in support of the fight against cancer. These “look-alikes” are exploiting the public by using names that are similar to those of reputable organizations such as the American Cancer Society.
RAY OF HOPE FOR HOCH
February 26, 1992
Kansas University officials, who had been finding almost no support for a $1 million request to plan the rebuilding of Hoch Auditorium, may now be seeing a ray of hope. Gov. Joan Finney bypassed the Hoch funding in her budget proposals, and legislators have said the money would be virtually impossible to find during the current session. But the Legislature’s Joint Committee on State Building Construction apparently thinks otherwise and voted Tuesday to endorse the $1 million allocation for Hoch. The committee’s recommendation will be considered by the budget committees of the Kansas Senate and House.
WELLSVILLE INCREASES GRADUATION HOURS
February 26, 1992
Graduation requirements for Wellsville High School students will increase with the 1993-94 senior class, the Wellsville School Board decided this week. Gwen Boone, board clerk, said the board voted Monday to increase the credit hours needed for graduation from 23 to 24 for the 1993-94 class and to 25 for the 1994-95 class.
AUDIENCE MEMBERS TAKE THE STAGE
February 26, 1992
AREA SCHOOLS OFFER STUDENT ASSISTANCE
February 26, 1992
In addition to Tonganoxie’s new study table program, several area schools offer academic assistance during or after school. The “eighth hour” program in Oskaloosa is in its third year and has helped many sixth- through 12th-grade students succeed in school, said Peggy Craig, high school counselor.
PUBLIC INPUT DEFERRED ON CITY POLICE REPORT
February 26, 1992
The public will have to wait until after the March 17 city commission meeting to tell the city their views on a report examining the policies and practices of the Lawrence Police Department. Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday that they should focus their attention that evening on presentation of the report and on the chair of the committee, Darrel Stephens.
CHARLES R. BARTZ
February 26, 1992
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Charles R. Bartz, 85, a former Lawrence resident. Mr. Bartz died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1992, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
FLORY SERVICES
February 26, 1992
Services for Virgil H. Flory, 78, rural Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lone Star Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Francis Hendricks Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery in southwest Douglas County. Mr. Flory died Monday, Feb. 24, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
INDIAN HILLS VOICES DOWNTOWN CONCERNS
February 26, 1992
Members of the steering committee of the Indian Hills Neighborhood Assn. added their input Tuesday to a report by a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce group championing downtown development. Steering committee members told the authors and advocates of the report that an overall plan for city development was needed, said Jeanne Ellermeier, president of IHNA.
DISTRICT PROTESTS PLAN TO DROP INDIAN GRANTS
February 26, 1992
A federal grant for Native American education that has given the Lawrence school district about $25,000 annually is not included in a federal budget proposal, and Lawrence school officials are urging Native American families to write Congress in protest. Theresa Rogers, director of the district’s Indian Education Office, explained in a recent letter that a Johnson O’Malley grant that brings the district about $25,000 a year is not part of the federal budget for the 1992-93 school year. The letter, which went out to local parents of Native American students, is dated Feb. 21.
CORRECTION
February 26, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported that the Lawrence school board unanimously approved leasing Kaw Valley School to Environmental Management Resources Inc. Board members Tom Murray and Jerry Hannah abstained from voting because of business-related conflicts of interest, making Monday’s board vote 5-0 with two abstentions.
MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE SCHEDULED
February 26, 1992
A 26-member team of cyclists called “Mountain Bik Lawrence” will host its First Annual Mountain Bike Stage Race on Saturday and Sunday in Lawrence. About 75 people are expected to participate in the three-stage event, which will take place at the Kansas River levee trails and Hastie Hill trail locations, said Geoff Davis, the race organizer.
LECTURER BLASTS STATE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
February 26, 1992
A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told Kansas University students Tuesday evening that the nation is in a bind and that politicians are not leading the country out of trouble. Mary Frances Berry, a civil rights commissioner since 1989, spoke about the current climate of civil rights as part of KU’s celebration of Black History Month. About 250 people attended her lecture.
CHALLENGE
February 26, 1992
After he burned Eudora’s defense for 10 first-quarter points, Brian Heck knew the Cardinals wouldn’t allow a similar output the rest of the way. Sure enough, after being limited to four points in the second period, Heck, a Baldwin senior, was held without a shot in the third quarter and went without a basket for more than five minutes in the fourth.
LECTURE EXAMINES MIDEAST CONFLICT
February 26, 1992
The problem with Palestinians and Jews in Israel and the occupied territories is that they live “together separately,” a Kansas University associate professor said Tuesday. “Why is it that after decades as neighbors, Israelis and Arabs are so distanced?” asked Deborah Gerner, author of the 1991 book “One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict Over Palestine.”
AIDS PROJECT RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT
February 26, 1992
The Douglas County AIDS Project has received a $7,500 one-year grant for general support and HIV education programs from a Chicago-based non-profit group, chairman Allen Omoto has announced. The Chicago Resource Center provides funds to community-based, non-profit agencies that serve AIDS patients and people who’ve tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
MARK B. CATHCART
February 26, 1992
Private graveside services for Mark B. Cathcart, 94, Yuma, Ariz., will be held in the spring at Winchester. Mr. Cathcart died Feb. 5, 1992, at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1897, in Morning Sun, Iowa, the son of Thomas Cathcart and Lizzie Wilson Cathcart.
T JOIN MOVEMENT TO HOLD BACK DUES
February 26, 1992
Charitable organizations in six metropolitan areas are delaying paying their dues to the United Way of America while lawyers hired by the national organization look into allegations of mismanagement. However, the United Way of Douglas County is not withholding payments to the national organization, its executive director said today.
CITY DELAYS DECISION ON YSI, CALLS FOR COST STUDY
February 26, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday put off making a decision on a proposal to take over management of the Youth Sports Inc. sports complex so city staff could study the costs of completing the complex. “I would think that the first step is to get a handle on the cost and see what we’re getting into,” Commissioner Bob Schumm said. “This is one of the first times I can say I don’t have an opinion yet on an issue.”
VICTIMLESS CRIMES?
February 26, 1992
For those who continue to contend that America should turn its head away from “victimless crimes,” Zurich, Switzerland, provides a sobering rebuttal. Zurich has a downtown area park in which legal adults, most notably younger ones, for some time have been left free to deal in drugs and sex without supervision, hindrance or apprehension. The notion is that the activities are self-immersed, the people have free will and choice and are not being preyed upon. It’s a matter of the so-called victimless crime, we are told. Whatever happens, the individual has nobody but himself or herself to blame, which should make it easier on officialdom.
SCHOOL FINANCE BILL IS STARTING PLACE, BOARD LEADER SAYS
February 26, 1992
State Board of Education President Connie Hubbell said Tuesday that despite some shortcomings of an education finance bill approved by a legislative committee, “it seems to be a bill to begin working from.” Hubbell spoke about school funding and other education issues during a luncheon held by the Douglas County Republican Women at the Eldridge Hotel.
FOR THE RECORD
February 26, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported A compact disc player, a television and miscellaneous items, valued on a police report at $3,750, were taken between 6 p.m. and 9:29 p.m. Tuesday from West Hills Apartments, 1012 Emery.
TAX ABATEMENTS APPROVED FOR NEW EAST HILLS FIRM
February 26, 1992
Despite warnings from a Kansas University business professor, Lawrence city commissioners unanimously approved two tax abatements Tuesday to benefit Pitman-Moore Inc., the newest tenant in the East Hills Business Park. In all, more than $300,000 in property taxes will be waived over 10 years.
KU SEEKS WAY TO COMBAT ZONE
February 26, 1992
At times Kansas’ basketball players appear tentative when attacking zone defenses. That, senior Alonzo Jamison says, isn’t because of a lack of confidence. “We always have a positive attitude. It’s almost like we’re egomaniacs,” Jamison said.
EXPORTER TO OPEN SPORTSWEAR SHOP
February 26, 1992
Dan Hix, Lawrence businessman and international exporter, plans to open his latest venture, a screen printing and retail sportwear shop, next month at 2600 Iowa. Hix said he expects to open the new business, Carrousel Print Wear, about March 15 in a former restaurant building he purchased last year and is remodeling. The building, which has housed a succession of eateries, most recently was the location of Gutierrez Restaurant.
KANSAS HAS USED LAW ONCE DEEMED ILLEGAL BY NCAA
February 26, 1992
Time heals all wounds and, in some cases, even makes once unlawful acts legal…like making a right turn on red after a full stop, buying Dimetapp over the counter and purchasing an airline ticket for a student-athlete in an emergency. Perhaps you read not too long ago that one of the violations cited in Kansas’ most recent and hopefully last basketball probation is no longer contrary to NCAA bylaws.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 26, 1992
Gina Brunton and baby boy, Eudora. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Holladay, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
REAL ESTATE SEMINAR OFFERS HOME-BUYING INFORMATION
February 26, 1992
Lower mortgage interest rates have created a higher interest in home buying, a local real estate agent said Tuesday night. Gary Nuzum, managing broker with McGrew Real Estate, told a crowd of about 40 prospective home buyers at Alvamar Country Club that the recent mortgage rates have spurred local real estate sales.
February 26, 1992
Students at Tonganoxie High School who fall behind in class, fail to turn in homework, miss a test or require additional academic help know school isn’t over with the 3 o’clock bell. Since Jan. 27, teachers have staffed a “study table” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the school library to help those students get back on track.
SPA OWNER CONVICTED IN SEXUAL BATTERY
February 26, 1992
The owner of a local health spa pleaded guilty and was convicted Tuesday in Douglas County District Court on a misdemeanor count of sexual battery. Gerry L. Meyer, 41, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 27. He faces a sentence of up to one year in jail or a $2,500 fine.
JUDGING THE NCAA
February 26, 1992
A House panel Tuesday examined NCAA sanctions imposed against Kansas University while considering whether the state should require the association to abide by constitutional guarantees when dealing with member schools. A House Federal and State Affairs subcommittee is studying a bill sponsored by Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, that would force the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., headquartered in Overland Park, to expand due process protections it provides in investigations and punishments.
LIONS CAPTURE LATE BLOWOUT
February 26, 1992
The last five-and-a-half minutes is supposed to be crunch time. It was crush time Tuesday night, when Lawrence High turned a 71-70 deficit into a 94-78 blowout win over Manhattan at the LHS gym.