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PRACTICAL PEROT
July 19, 1992
Regardless of the noble spin Ross Perot attempts to put on his decision to get out of the presidential race and his follow-up decision to try to play the role of power broker, his actions have puzzled, angered disillusioned and frustrated his supporters as well as many others. Was his entrance into the presidential race merely an ego trip for the highly successful Texas businessman? Did he really think he could win the November election, or was his purpose actually to try to force both the Democratic and Republican candidates to address certain issues and conditions that he thinks are critical to the growth and development of this country?
SURPRISES ON PAPER
July 19, 1992
Henry Adams set out several months ago on a safari through the art holdings of three Missouri and Kansas museums and a number of collectors. He bagged 140 watercolors and drawings from a range of American artists. Some works are older than the nation itself; others are as recent as World War II. They range from a beautiful pastel called “At the Theater” by Mary Cassatt to a Thomas Hart Benton sketchbook.
VANSAUN CONTINUES SWIMMING SUCCESS
July 19, 1992
At 12 years old, Kristen VanSaun possesses a rare combination of ability, desire and work ethic. “This kid has kind of grasped the swimming thing,” Lawrence High and Aquahawks coach Pat Grzenda said. “As a novice she showed ability. She’s worked really hard and has started to reap some of the benefits.”
FIRE CALLS
July 19, 1992
Lawrence firefighters: Investigated a natural gas leak at 4:56 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas University Facilities and Operations building on West 15th Street. A fire department spokesman said a road grader struck and ruptured a gas line. There was no fire.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
July 19, 1992
City and county residents apparently weren’t feeling too much pressure Saturday to beat Monday’s deadline to register for the Aug. 4 primary election. A check Saturday afternoon showed that no one had registered at the only two registration sites that were open Saturday.
ELDON E. FARRIS
July 19, 1992
Services for Eldon E. “Dick” Farris, 74, Winchester, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson County North High School gymnasium here with the Rev. Robert A. Henning and the Rev. William Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Farris died Friday, July 17, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
PHILANTHROPIST DENIED NEW TRIAL
July 19, 1992
U.S. District Judge Dale Saffels on Friday denied a new trial for James Hershberger, a former Wichita oilman and philanthropist now serving nearly 10 years in prison for investment fraud. On Thursday, Hershberger argued that his lawyer made the decision that he not testify, and contended that decision contributed to his being convicted 2 years ago.
KICKAPOOS CONTINUING CASINO BATTLE
July 19, 1992
The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent action throwing a roadblock in the way of Indian casinos operating in Kansas is a continuation of Native Americans’ 200-year struggle for sovereignty, a Lawrence attorney says. However, Native American nations will continue to seek, through federal courts, approval for casino gambling in the state, says Lance Burr, attorney general for the Kickapoo Nation.
MEET DRAWS HUNDREDS, HONORS LONGTIME VOLUNTEER
July 19, 1992
Roger Hill would have been proud of the Lawrence Aquahawks for their effort at this weekend’s annual Roger Hill Inivitational Swim Meet he always was. The meet, which draws teams from four states and concludes today at the Lawrence Municipal Pool, has been an annual event in the city for 20 years. It has carried Hill’s name since his death in 1989.
KU LAW STUDENT NAMED TO PANEL BY SENATORS
July 19, 1992
The Kansas congressional delegation appointed 10 people, including a Kansas University law student, to serve on an advisory committee that will implement the Congressional Award Program in Kansas. The program gives people ages 14 to 23 the opportunity to set and achieve goals in voluntary service and personal development activities.
PATEK DETERMINED TO HOLD HIS OWN AGAINST RICHARD
July 19, 1992
Thanks to an uncooperative J.R. Richard, ex-Royals’ great Freddie Patek was able to relive his glory days on Saturday afternoon at Royals Stadium. Richard, the 6-foot-8, former Houston Astros’ pitcher who had his career shut down in the mid-80s because of a stroke, looked like he was trying to make up for lost time during the Upper Deck Heroes game between ex-Royals and a collection of ex-big league all-stars.
STUNTZ PLAYS LINKS LIKE HE RUNS THEM
July 19, 1992
Dick Stuntz, Alvamar’s superintendent, had the course set up well for himself, but he probably wishes that the pin on 18 was in a slightly different location. Stuntz fired a 69 in the opening round of the City Men’s Open and was the leader until Andy Bengtson holed a 3-iron shot for a two at the par-four 18th to tie Stuntz.
COMMISSIONER PLANS NEW PUSH FOR GOLF COURSE
July 19, 1992
With news of little progress on a public golf course planned east of Lawrence, City Commissioner Bob Schumm says its time for the city to tee up on a municipal course. “To delay this any further I think would be a mistake,” Schumm said. “I’ve never had more calls on an issue than I’ve had for this. The people here in Lawrence by and large are low- to middle-income, want to enjoy the high quality of life that we profess to have, and a great deal of them want to play affordable golf.”
PROPOSED BUDGETS LOOSEN PROPERTY TAX GRIP
July 19, 1992
Lawrence homeowners stand to save enough in 1992 property taxes to buy a VCR, a new suit, or 240 lottery tickets, under preliminary total mill levy figures. Under proposed tax rates from Lawrence, Douglas County, and the Lawrence school district, residents will pay a total of 108.78 mills for 1992 taxes.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 19, 1992
BIRTHS Mark and Tracy Seigrist, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
RUSH, ANDRUSS SPARK TRAVELLERS
July 19, 1992
Batman and Robin may be known as the Dynamic Duo of superheroes, but Rod Rush and Jeff Andruss were the dynamic duo of baseball Saturday night. Rush scored all of the Maupintour Travellers’ runs including a home run to lead off the game and Andruss pitched seven innings of four-hit baseball to lead the Travellers to a 3-1 win over the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons.
BONING UP ON CATHERWHARTON
July 19, 1992
Sue Denning and Blanche Marschner teach English Denning in Reno, Nev., and Marschner in St. Louis. Mike Barrett teaches history in Martinsville, N.J. The three were among 16 high school teachers sitting around a seminar table in Kansas University’s Wescoe Hall last Tuesday morning discussing one of Willa Cather’s novels, “The Professor’s House.”
EUDORANS TURN OUT IN DROVES TO CELEBRATE THEIR CPA PICNIC
July 19, 1992
“Does a cracked watermelon float?” Eudora swimming pool manager Jill Dutch yelled across Eudora’s South Park to recreation director Don Durkin on Saturday morning. Ten-year-old Jeremiah Hartly gave Dutch her answer after he kicked across the pool faster than his peers, all of whom, including Jeremiah, clutched watermelons greased with Crisco.
S TEAM CONCEPT ENHANCES PERFORMANCE
July 19, 1992
The management at E and E Display Group looks back at 1989 as a watershed year in the company’s development. The local manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays, was, according to Keith White, an E and E vice president, “marginally profitable” and something needed to be done.