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HEALTH CARE MANIPULATION
January 17, 1992
A number of public meetings have been called by Democratic members of Congress this week to discuss “health care.” It would be interesting to know just how motivated these lawmakers are to address health care as a critical issue facing the nation compared to their desire to use health care as an issue to try to defeat George Bush in the coming presidential election. Proper health care is a hot topic and one that affects almost every American. The cost of health care is an issue that is drawing more and more attention.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
January 17, 1992
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail this morning after Lawrence police arrested him Thursday in connection with a Jan. 3 robbery in Riverfront Park, located in North Lawrence on the Kansas River. After getting a tip from a Lawrence resident, police detectives contacted the suspect and he was taken into custody at 12:55 p.m. Thursday, a police department spokesman said today.
T THE SOLUTION
January 17, 1992
A year after the Persian Gulf war started, discussion of the conflict today still draws a sharp response from people who opposed the U.S. military role in the war. “I think that allegedly we went in there to make life better for the people of Kuwait and get this suppressive force the truth is, I think the lives of people in Kuwait are worse now than they were before the war,” said David Brown, a member of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice.
ROBERT M. SIMON
January 17, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for Robert M. Simon, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Cyrus Gallagher officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Simon died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1992, at Sterling Heights in Lawrence.
HENRY HARRIS
January 17, 1992
Graveside services for Henry “Bill” Harris Jr., 68, Dodge City, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery here with the Rev. Arthur Foote officiating. Mr. Harris died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1992, at Humana Hospital in Dodge City.
GULF WRITER KEEPS UP CORRESPONDENCE
January 17, 1992
If you judged by Dorothy Smith’s mailbox, you’d think the Persian Gulf War might still be going on. Mrs. Smith, a retired Lawrence resident, is still corresponding with several gulf war veterans as she has for more than a year now.
1952 KANSAS BASKETBALL TEAM TO RECALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
January 17, 1992
They might not have the moves they once did, but Kansas University’s 1952 national championship basketball team will return to Lawrence for a reunion next month. The 40-year reunion Feb. 15 will coincide with the KU-Colorado game in Allen Fieldhouse, said Bill Lienhard, senior vice president at First National Bank in Lawrence.
GROUPS GET DETAILS ON INFORMATION TOOL
January 17, 1992
The term Geographic Information System, or GIS, might not mean a lot to most people. But Douglas County officials who attended a symposium on that topic today learned that GIS could be an invaluable tool for planning street maintenance throughout the county, creating more efficient busing for public schools and showing firefighters the quickest route to emergency calls.
DEVELOPER BUILDS OFFICES IN PARK
January 17, 1992
A two-story office building now under construction in Oread West Corporate and Research Park is scheduled to be completed early this spring. Local residential developer Michael Garber is constructing the building at 1530 W. 15th, which also will house the offices of his business, Garber Enterprises.
SEIZED DOGS DOING BETTER
January 17, 1992
Fifteen dogs that were seized during a kennel raid earlier this month in Washington County and are being kept at the Lawrence Humane Society Animal Shelter are making healthful strides, the manager of the shelter said today. “Most of them are doing OK,” said shelter manager Roma Tesch.
FIRING RANGE PROPOSAL TAKES SHOT BEFORE PLANNERS
January 17, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider a request to operate a handgun firing range in the western part of the county. Noah Goddard, rural Lecompton, is seeking a conditional use permit to provide firearms training, drills and qualifications for licensed private detectives and security officers. The range would be on about 20 acres south of U.S. Highway 40, about halfway between Lawrence and Topeka, he said.
SPENCER LIBRARY EXHIBIT TRACKS PICTURE-BOOK ART
January 17, 1992
“Children need books, and as Alice so percipiently remarked, `What is the use of a book without illustrations?’” So begins “Picture-books for Children, A sampling of artists, 1860-1930,” an exhibit now on display at Kansas University’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
FORMER MAYOR LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION
January 17, 1992
Former Lawrence mayor Ernest Angino was reported in serious but stable condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Angino, 59, suffered a mild heart attack Wednesday and was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital before being transferred to the medical center on Thursday. He is a professor of geology and civil engineering at KU.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
January 17, 1992
To the editor: In your recent article concerning our business leaders’ plans for keeping Downtown Lawrence vital and growing, once again an important hole in community services was ignored. The Chamber of Commerce is interested in bringing more people downtown. They want more businesses in the downtown area. How are people going to get there? How are the employees of these businesses going to find an affordable, accessible way to work? Where is the public transportation for Lawrence?
POLICE
January 17, 1992
A Lawrence police sergeant testified today that a 29-year-old transient charged with murder understood and waived his right to an attorney before confessing to the crime during a police interview. Police Sgt. Carrol Crossfield testified that the defendant, Kenneth Lee Morris, understood his Miranda rights when they were read to him during an Aug. 17 interview in Phoenix, Ariz. Crossfield and Craig Shanks, a Lawrence police detective, interviewed Morris about the beating death of a Lawrence man.
CORRECTION
January 17, 1992
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly explained statistics on arson fires in Lawrence. Statistics showing that arsonists were responsible for 22 percent of fires in 1989, 43 percent in 1990 and 45 percent in 1991 were calculated only for fires investigated by the Lawrence Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Bureau, which does not investigate all fires. When comparing arson fires to the total number of fires, arson fires accounted for 3.3 percent of fires in 1989, 7.7 perecent in 1990 and 5.5 percent in 1991.
D FOR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
January 17, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a strategic plan designed to guide decision-making for the state university system until the year 2000. The plan, called a mission statement, was endorsed by board members and university officials after months of acrimonious debate. The board’s meeting was at Wichita State University.
S ADAMS, POGGIO QUALIFY FOR STATE MEET
January 17, 1992
Andrew Poggio and Ryan Adams are proving that experience may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Sophomore Poggio and senior Adams are members of Lawrence High’s boys swim team who qualified for state during a triangular meet Thursday at the LHS pool.
KARAOKE
January 17, 1992
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. Friends do, however, often let friends Karaoke drunk.
CITY GROUP EYES DOWNTOWN PLAN
January 17, 1992
The Lawrence Historic Resources Commission has become the latest local organization to take interest in a downtown development proposal. At its next meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Lawrence City Commission chambers, the city-appointed body will hear a formal presentation on the proposal from representatives of Downtown Lawrence Inc.
FAMILY PRACTICE BILL NOT POPULAR MOVE
January 17, 1992
Lawrence legislators are critical about a bill introduced this week that would penalize the Kansas University Medical Center unless more students enter family practice. The bill is intended to encourage officials at KUMC to steer more students into family practice, rather than other specialities. Kansas has a shortage of doctors in family practice, particularly in rural areas.
CITY TO CONSIDER HOUSING SETBACK REQUIREMENTS
January 17, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will discuss some city building inspection staff suggestions designed to ensure that new structures are not built in space reserved for the city or utility companies. The suggestions come after an increasing number of requests from builders for exemptions from zoning rules or law changes to cover up for their mistakes.
T JUST ONE OF THE GUYS
January 17, 1992
As director of a men’s residence hall at Kansas University, Kami Thomas generally is treated just like one of the guys. But she definitely isn’t. “It wasn’t a big adjustment for me, and I don’t think it was for the guys either,” she said of taking on her KU job this year.
FOR THE RECORD
January 17, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Stereo equipment and 41 compact disks valued on a police report at $1,575 were taken between Dec. 15 and Saturday from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, 1301 West Campus Rd.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 17, 1992
DISMISSALS Janice DiSimone and baby boy, Lawrence.
MIDEAST STUDENTS POINT TO THE SAD LEGACY OF GULF WAR
January 17, 1992
The anniversary of the start of the Persian Gulf War marks a moment in history that carries an unhappy legacy, says a Kansas University student from Egypt. “It’s not easily forgotten it’s going to be in our memories for the rest of our lives,” said Saleh Magram, a KU graduate student in environmental engineering from Saudi Arabia.
TO COMPROMISE
January 17, 1992
Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, appeared shocked Thursday afternoon upon hearing Gov. Joan Finney’s two plans to repeal sales tax exemptions to raise money for property tax relief. “WHAT? … WHAT?” Winter shouted, when told about the governor’s two plans.
BOOK CHRONICLES EVENTS FOLLOWING SEVIER SHOOTING
January 17, 1992
The author of an upcoming book about the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Gregory Sevier said Thursday that he has tried his best to keep everything about the case in context. Jerry Thomas, a Hawaii man who has written “Hitchita!,” described as the “documented story of the Gregg Sevier homicide,” said he worked “very intensively” on the book the past 2 months and “less intensively” from July to November.
FRANK JAIMES
January 17, 1992
Services for Frank Jaimes, 70, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Jaimes died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1992, at his home.
REGENTS APPROVE CANCER CENTER
January 17, 1992
An out-patient cancer treatment center will be opened at Kansas University Medical Center under a plan approved Thursday by the state Board of Regents. “This is something that we’ve worked on for a long time,” said Glen Potter, KUMC vice chancellor. “The real bottom line is that this will significantly benefit patient care.”
T REALLY IMMINENT
January 17, 1992
Every couple of months or so, it seems, some media outlet down in Texas trumpets an impending alliance between the Southwest and Big Eight conferences. So it was again this week.