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DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
July 13, 1992
Douglas County residents wanting to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election must register by next Monday, according to Kansas statutes. The main site for voter registration is the county clerk’s office in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The clerk’s office will stay open to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and next Monday.
AT NEVADA
July 13, 1992
If they had to do it on the road, the Maupintour Travellers’ 300th victory couldn’t have come at a better place, according to coach Walt Houk. The Travellers’ 11-5 semi-pro baseball victory over Nevada, Mo., Sunday night put them at 14-2 this season and 300-84 over their 10-year history.
S TACTICS SPUR COMPLAINTS
July 13, 1992
Lawrence police officials said this morning that they have received numerous complaints about the tactics of a salesman who is selling children’s educational material in Lawrence. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said the complaints have been filed against a 19-year-old man from Kentucky who represents Southwestern Co., Nashville, Tenn.
S TRIP TO PRISON
July 13, 1992
Ron Robinson walked into hell the day after Christmas. The 18-year-old Lawrence resident had been convicted of felony counts of theft and possession of stolen property, and he appeared to be near the end of a years-long trip that would land him in prison.
RATES PUT FOCUS ON MORTGAGE LOANS
July 13, 1992
The most recent plunge in interest rates has attracted the attention of local homeowners who want to refinance adjustable rate mortgages but not consumers looking to make other major purchases on credit, say local bankers. “There is no question that the lower rates create, on the mortgage side, opportunities for refinancing variable-rate loans,” said Jim Tinsman, president of Bank of Kansas/Lawrence.
MARGARET K. MACLAREN
July 13, 1992
Private services are planned for Margaret Kirchhoff MacLaren, 77, of Colorado Springs, in Green Mountain Falls, Colo. Mrs. MacLaren died Friday, July 10, 1992, in Colorado Springs.
THIRY SERVICES
July 13, 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.
HISTORIC STATUS SOUGHT FOR DEPOT
July 13, 1992
The Union Pacific railroad depot in North Lawrence may move a step closer to historic status Tuesday if the city commission approves plans to apply to have the depot listed on the state register of historic places. The request, made by the Union Pacific Depot Management Board, is on the consent agenda for Tuesday night’s commission meeting.
OUTLAWS TAKE OUT FRUSTRATIONS
July 13, 1992
Think the Lawrence Outlaws have completely recovered from last week’s loss in the championship of the Salina Fourth of July baseball tournament? Think again.
BUS COMPANY SEEKS LICENSE TO RUN TAXIS
July 13, 1992
The owner of A-1 City Cab will make tracks to Tuesday’s city commission meeting at which city officials are scheduled to consider the Lawrence Bus Co.’s application for a taxicab license. “You bet I’ll be there,” said Paul Shackelford, owner and president of A-1.
FOR THE RECORD
July 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BACON PICKS GCCC
July 13, 1992
Lawrence High graduate Grant Bacon has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Garden City Community College. Bacon is hitting .270 with 10 stolen bases while playing shortstop for the Lawrence Raiders this summer.
LOYAL JAYHAWKER
July 13, 1992
So here’s Floyd Temple, sitting on the team bus after getting kicked out by some homer umpire at Baylor University. That’s pretty unusual in itself, you know, because Temple who was Kansas University’s baseball coach for 28 years before he took a desk job as an assistant athletic director only got the thumb twice during his coaching days.
KANSAS NETTER HAMERS WINS HELDMAN AWARD
July 13, 1992
Eveline Hamers, a four-time Kansas University tennis All-American, was given the Gladys Heldman Award by the National Intercollegiate Golf and Tennis Assn. at a banquet here Saturday night. Athletic and academic achievement were criteria.
SHAPING UP THE NAVY
July 13, 1992
The U.S. Navy, with considerable prodding from the White House, has decided to do away with the old “boys will be boys” approach to personnel matters. It is a movement whose time has clearly come and should have come a long time ago. President Bush has installed Pentagon comptroller Sean O’Keefe as acting Navy secretary, handing him the exacting challenges of helping the service recover from a major sex abuse scandal and forge its military role for the 21st century.
EFFECTS
July 13, 1992
Mobilization of U.S. economic and military power during World War II was the defining event of the last 50 years, a Kansas University faculty member says. “This experience, the period from 1940-45, is determinative of many of the factors that shape our life today,” said Ted Wilson, professor of history.
A NURSE FOR THE CITY
July 13, 1992
City Manager Mike Wildgen has prescribed a $30,000-a-year city nurse in his proposed 1993 budget to bring down recent swelling in city health insurance costs. “We are up considerably this year from where we were last year,” Wildgen told city commissioners last week. “We’ve got to try to do something, and this is worth at least one year of trying.”
TIMMONS WANTS TO TAB OLYMPIANS WITH COMMITTEE
July 13, 1992
Arguably, Dan O’Brien is the top athlete in the world. But O’Brien no-heighted in the pole vault in the decathlon at the Olympic trials, failed to finish in the top three and won’t be competing at the Olympics.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 13, 1992
BIRTHS Tracie and John Morris, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
KU GRAD, STUDENTS TO JOIN IN BARCELONA FESTIVITIES
July 13, 1992
Two Kansas University students and a recent graduate will help wrap up the summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, next month as dancers in the closing ceremony. Lovena Stamatiou, 23, Sonya Snyder, 22, and Debbie Adams, 21, will demonstrate their gymnastic and dance abilities with 48 other dancers on stage in Barcelona.
DELEGATE
July 13, 1992
In the core of the Big Apple, Maggie Carttar accepted marching orders today from the Democratic Party put a shine on Democrat Bill Clinton and take a bite out of election bids by Republican George Bush and independent Ross Perot. “Today, at the Kansas caucus, the message was that we’ve got to get with it when we get back home,” Carttar said. “Now is the best time in many, many years for Democrats … to take the White House. We’ve got to stick together.”