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SUE, SUESUE
July 12, 1992
If at first you don’t succeed, sue, sue, sue. That seems to be the philosophy of a growing number of local residents. Rather than submit plans and request actions which comply with local, county or state laws or policies, the name of the game for many seems to be to knowingly disregard the laws and policies, make an application for some particular action or waiver, be rejected and then start the litigation process.
KEEP TRASH PICKUPS
July 12, 1992
To the editor: I was very dismayed by the city commission’s consideration of eiminating one of our weekly trash pickups to offer yard refuse pickup.
TURNS INTO 38
July 12, 1992
Dorothy Schaake started at Reuter the day construction workers began digging the foundation for the Journal-World’s New Hampshire Street plant. That was in 1954, and she’d just turned 17.
AVIATOR FASHIONS FLUE PIPES
July 12, 1992
Frank Robbs builds on a grand scale giant pipes for Reuter organs and full-sized airplanes. The rural Baldwin man said he also “loved working with wood” which is how he came to be at Reuter’s. About six years ago, he applied for a job there as a mill man.
EX-TEACHER TAKES TO ORGAN BUILDING
July 12, 1992
James Dorssom helped out last week in Reuter’s assembly room, where assemblers were putting the 2,500-pipe organ together that will be played during the company’s July 19 open house. “For a large organ like this,” Dorssom said, “it takes a few more hands.”
July 12, 1992
Frank Smith went to college to become a music teacher, but bypassed the classroom to become a voicer at Reuter Organ Co. Now, he said, he thinks of the organ pipes he teaches to “speak” as his students.
OPEN HOUSE JULY 19
July 12, 1992
Organ music will waft up the Kansas River and across downtown July 19 as Reuter Organ Co., just south of the river at 612 N.H., celebrates its 75th birthday anniversary. An open house and concert featuring a newly completed 2,500-pipe organ are planned, according to Alan Fisher, who is in charge of personnel and purchasing and has been with the firm since 1949.
TRUE CONFESSIONS
July 12, 1992
In his class on confessional literature, Thomas J. O’Donnell gives his students an optional assignment: Write a letter discussing what they see as their sins. The students who choose to do that, after reading the confessional letters and texts of T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, Jean Jacques Rousseau and St. Augustine, come up with some strange, frequently anguished tales of abuse. O’Donnell acts as their confessor.
LAW ENFORCEMENTPRIORITY
July 12, 1992
It is good that Lawrence city officials and representatives of the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. have reached an agreement on salary matters, even if it is only for one year. The city is facing tight budget restraints, and, at the same time, there is every reason for police officers to seek what they consider to be reasonable salary increases.
K.C. SINGER INFUSES SONGS WITH LYRICAL GRACE
July 12, 1992
I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, Karrin Allyson (KAS, KA-101-2): Vocalist Karrin (pronounced Kar’-in) Allyson is one of the region’s great musical resources, whose recording debut is a sublime and joyful delight. Indeed, in an age when adrenergic emoting is the norm, it is rare to find the kind of lyrical grace and implosive intensity that are among the basic elements of Allyson’s arresting style. And, egads, what startling musicality. She sings in tune and knows the inherent dramatic powers of subtly modulated dynamic and articulatory shadings. And, she swings!
ATTORNEY VOWS TRAFFICWAY FIGHT NOT OVER
July 12, 1992
Although the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday handed Douglas County officials a legal victory on the South Lawrence Trafficway, the battle over the roadway isn’t over yet. “There’s no pavement out there yet. And until there is, there are things that can be done,” said Don Strole, an attorney for three plaintiffs who lost a lawsuit against the county over the validity of the 1990 bond election for the trafficway.
WINFORD C. THIRY
July 12, 1992
Services for Winford C. Thiry, 93, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Brummel officiating. Burial will be in Hubble Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Thiry died Friday, July 10, 1992, at Valley View Care Home.
PUBLICATIONS SAY KU FOOTBALL TEAM TO PLACE FOURTH
July 12, 1992
Sports notes and quotes… How will Kansas fare in football this year? Fairly well, if you believe preseason football magazines.
CITY REPRESENTED AT AMATEUR
July 12, 1992
Ten Lawrence golfers are in the field of the 82nd Kansas Amateur golf championship that begins Tuesday at Willowbend Golf Club. Included among the 10 are Jeff Moeller and Lynn Riney, who advanced to the quarterfinals of last year’s match play competition at Alvamar Country Club before bowing.
JUNE DIVORCES
July 12, 1992
Divorces granted Darrell W. Keim, Eudora, and Nancy B. Keim, Lawrence.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 12, 1992
DISMISSALS Angela Marner and baby boy, Lawrence.
STRONG OPINIONS ON ISSUE LEAD LOCAL WOMAN TO ATTEND 1ST RALLY
July 12, 1992
For years, Linda Frost had kept her opinions about abortion mostly to herself. But when she heard that a pro-life rally had been scheduled at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, she became concerned. And when she learned that a counterdemonstration had been organized, she gathered her family and came to the Hill.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 12, 1992
Burglaries and thefts reported Several tables were taken between 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday from a residence in the 1700 block of Vermont, police reported. The tables were valued together at $1,000.
FOR THE RECORD
July 12, 1992
Civil cases filed A 14-year-old Lawrence girl filed suit through her mother against the owners of a pit bull terrier that allegedly bit the girl. Sierra White and her mother, Debbie White, filed the suit against John and Virginia Bremer, Lawrence. Miss White contends she was bit on the nose by the dog on Oct. 17, 1991, while on the defendant’s property. The suit also claims the Bremers “negligently harbored a vicious animal within the city limits,” a violation of the city code. Miss White asserts she suffered a permanent physical injury and disfigurement and has incurred medical bills from the alleged incident. Miss White is seeking more than $50,000 in her suit.
PRO-CHOICE ADVOCATES CLAIM VICTORY AFTER RALLY ON THE HILL
July 12, 1992
Pro-choice advocates who demonstrated Saturday at Kansas University’s Campanile Hill said they walked away with a major victory over pro-life ralliers who gathered down the Hill at Memorial Stadium. Organizers said the fact that about the same number of people showed up for each rally proved that pro-life advocates are not a majority faction in Lawrence.
MENNINGER CLINIC OFFERS STUDY ON ANXIETY
July 12, 1992
People who experience excessive anxiety that interferes with daily life may find help in a research project under way at the Menninger Headache and Internal Medicine Research Center in Topeka. The study is designed to investigate a new drug treatment that may help people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is a troublesome condition experienced by nearly 27 million American adults at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
LOCATION, LOCATIONLOCATION
July 12, 1992
Although new residential development has pushed Lawrence’s boundaries westward in recent years, a pair of local builders have struck out in the opposite direction. Dwight Perry and Rick Zarley say they saw their opportunity in southeast Lawrence, where for the past year they’ve been building homes and selling lots in Prairie Park, a 40-acre, 124-lot residential development near the intersection of Harper and East 27th streets.
ROADSIDE STAND PRODUCES PROFITS DURING SUMMERS FOR LOCAL FARMER
July 12, 1992
Leroy Taylor pulls on his boots and heads to the fields at 4:30 every morning, but he’s not your typical farmer. At 8:30 a.m., Taylor and two friends set up shop on 23rd street. They sell home-grown vegetables off a folding table and out of a pickup truck until 6 p.m.
LISTER SERVICES
July 12, 1992
Graveside services for Calvin F. “Beau J.” Lister, 39, Mills, Wyo., will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Lister died Wednesday, July 8, 1992, from injuries received in a drilling rig accident near Green River, Wyo.
July 12, 1992
On Aug. 31, Janet Martin will for the final time in eight years put on a hard hat, coveralls, acid-resistant shoes, goggles and ear plugs. That’s the last day the Lawrence resident will work at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, which is laying off 250 people as the result of the plant being put into mothballs.
PRO-LIFE ENLISTEES JOIN FIGHT AGAINST ABORTION
July 12, 1992
After joining a new Kansans for Life chapter three months ago in Ulysses, John and Susan Rust decided to participate in their first pro-life rally Saturday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The couple, parents of two adopted children, drove about 400 miles from the far southwestern Kansas town to join a crowd of about 3,000 pro-lifers of all ages and listen to a nun, a pastor and several other speakers at the three-hour rally.
MAYOR TAPS PROSPECTS TO REPLACE LOST JOBS
July 12, 1992
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant’s transition to standby status wouldn’t be as devastating if DeSoto officials could provide jobs to replace the hundreds that will be lost. Jim Beadle, DeSoto’s mayor, said the city’s best prospect for a new employer at the 10,000-acre industrial site is the U.S. Department of Defense, which is shopping across the country for locations for three to six Defense Finance and Accounting Service centers.
PRO-CHOICE, PRO-LIFE RALLIES AT KU PROVE CALM
July 12, 1992
and MICHELLE DeARMOND Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue squared off Saturday at Kansas University during opposing rallies that resulted in calm and coexistence rather than confrontations.
WOODWORKER HAILS FROM GERMANY
July 12, 1992
“Everything you see on an organ, I build,” explained woodworker Goetz Berthold, referring to all the exposed case work of an organ. Berthold has been building organ consoles for Reuter since 1953, when he arrived in Lawrence from his native Germany.
TWO LOCAL WOMEN ATTEND CONVENTION
July 12, 1992
Two Lawrence residents will be sitting front and center at the Democratic National Convention in New York City’s Madison Square Gardens this week. Kim Forehand and Maggie Carttar will attend the DNC as voting delegates from Kansas to the convention.
POTS AND PIPES HIS LIFE WORK
July 12, 1992
Don Gauthier, Reuter pipe maker and supervisor of the pipe shop, banters about his “past life” as a ceramics person, teaching at Kansas University and elsewhere and marketing pottery internationally. Indeed, his ceramic work decorates Reuter’s administrative office area and has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and in U.S. embassies around the world including a current exhibit in South Yemen.
RELIGION, NOT POLITICS, MARKS THEME OF PRO-LIFE SUPPORTERS
July 12, 1992
Despite the pro-life abortion rally’s unexpectedly low turnout of about 3,000 people Saturday afternoon and evening at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, the organizers, attendees and speakers called it a success. The rally began with a prayer before Mistress of Ceremonies Mary Kay Coup of the Western Missouri Right to Life Movement began introducing a variety of speakers.
APPROACHING PRIMARY ELECTION BRINGS REGISTRATION REMINDERS
July 12, 1992
Want to participate in the primary election involving legislative and county office candidates? Time is running out for you to register. Kansas residents who want to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election must be registered by July 20, according to state statutes.