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COUNTY BEGINS BUDGET REVIEW
July 20, 1992
Douglas County commissioners today began wading through a proposed budget for 1993 that raises spending to $21 million and increases property taxes. County Administrator Craig Weinaug spent an hour summarizing elements of the budget for commissioners at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS TONIGHT AT 9
July 20, 1992
Douglas County residents who want to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election must register by 9 p.m. today. Registration efforts are headquartered at the county clerk’s office in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The clerk’s office will stay open until 9 p.m. today for voter registration.
ADMINISTRATOR WILL STRESS INVOLVEMENT OF TEACHERS
July 20, 1992
Teachers should have the opportunity to take an active decision-making role in their schools, according to the new assistant superintendent of schools in Tonganoxie. David Self started his new job July 7 as the district’s first official assistant to Supt. Ron Burgess, handling personnel and curriculum. He will help develop the district’s curriculum to comply with the state’s Quality Performance Accreditation program, a new system for accrediting state schools based on specific skills and knowledge that students must acquire before graduating.
TEEN STABBED IN EUDORA FIGHT
July 20, 1992
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was released this morning from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he had been treated after being stabbed in the lower back late Saturday in Eudora. Eudora Police Chief Bill Long said a 17-year-old Eudora boy has been detained for aggravated assault in the stabbing, which occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday at the boy’s home. He said a 17-year-old Dodge City boy who apparently was staying with the other boy was detained for aggravated battery for allegedly waving a gun during the incident.
KATHRYN ANGELINE JAMES
July 20, 1992
Services for Kathryn Angeline James, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She died Saturday, July 18, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FLORENCE EGGENBERGER
July 20, 1992
Services for Florence N. Eggenberger, 91, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Burial will be in Wamego Cemetery, Wamego. Mrs. Eggenberger died Sunday, July 19, 1992, at a Topeka care home. She was born July 4, 1901, in Wamego.
JOBS STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUTHS IN AREA
July 20, 1992
Lawrence’s Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) office has placed five local youths in jobs within the last week, and the office is in a position to find employment for about 20 more Lawrence youths. Lou Ann Scott, employment counselor at the office, said the JTPA provides minimum wage jobs to people ages 14-21 with not-for-profit groups and agencies. To qualify for the program, youths’ families must meet low-income guidelines.
KENNETH C. YATES
July 20, 1992
Services for Kenneth C. Yates, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. David Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Yates died Sunday, July 19, 1992, at Eudora Nursing Center, Eudora. He was born June 4, 1909, in Baker to Bert and Daisy Cummings Yates, and moved to Tonganoxie in 1917.
REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS STATE VIEWS
July 20, 1992
Republican candidates and their families and staff members outnumbered their constituents by nearly two to one Sunday night at an ice cream social sponsored by the Douglas County Republican Women in Watkins Park. “We’re all just preaching to the choir here,” said Michael Walsh, Lawrence, a GOP candidate for 44th District Kansas House seat.
S CITY OPEN
July 20, 1992
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT Dick Stuntz — 69-72—141
MINOR LEAGUE TRAIL LEADS TO READING, THEN TO FREDERICK
July 20, 1992
What with losing an hour to the time zone change and Pennsylvania’s ridiculous retention of the 55 mph speed limit, we pulled into Reading only about an hour before the first pitch. Dark clouds threatened rain, but I knew Reading’s Municipal Stadium would be crowded that evening because every youngster 14 and under would receive a free bat.
AMATEUR CROWN GOES TO GOGEL
July 20, 1992
Matt Gogel has now been a champion in two states. The Kansas University golfer from Tulsa won the Oklahoma Amateur in 1990. On Sunday, he captured the Kansas Amateur with a 5 and 4 victory over Bernie Caldwell of Lakin.
REVISE
July 20, 1992
Facing reality Kansas University football coach Glen Mason and former KU basketball star Danny Manning are taking part in a state program to combat drunken driving. Their efforts are appreciated and it is hoped some lasting good can be accomplished.
RAIDERS SPLIT DH WITH JUNCTION CITY
July 20, 1992
Lawrence Raiders pitcher Mike Reese started both games of a doubleheader against Junction City on Sunday. Reese worked all five innings in the Raiders’ 13-3 run rule-shortened victory in the opener, but he left after three innings with a no-decision in the Raiders’ 7-6 loss in the nightcap.
NEGATIVE NOTIONS
July 20, 1992
Both Democratic and Republican presidential election strategists are working overtime these days, trying to figure out how best to win support for their parties’ standard-bearers. Almost before their convention had come to a close in New York, Democratic representatives started to talk about the “rough,” “dirty” or “negative” campaign tactics they expect the Republicans and Bush people to employ.
STUNTZ BAGS FOURTH TITLE
July 20, 1992
Dick Stuntz and British Open champion Nick Faldo had at least one thing in common Sunday. They hit just enough good shots to win. Stuntz fired a 72 at Lawrence Country Club for a two-day total of 141 and his fourth City Men’s Open championship. The course superintendent at Alvamar beat defending champion Brad Bruno by three strokes and Andy Bengtson by four.
EX-BLAZER INSPIRATIONAL
July 20, 1992
It’s hard to say how much Janie Wagstaff has benefitted area swimming or to quantify the number of young girls she’s inspired to take up the sport. When Wagstaff, a Shawnee Mission East graduate, competes in the Olympics, she’ll be fulfilling the dream held, at some point or another, by the nearly 600 swimmers who competed in the Roger Hill Invitational over the weekend at Municipal pool.
NEARLY 1,000 TO PARTICIPATE IN RUSH WEEK
July 20, 1992
Nearly 800 women and 125 men are expected to participate in separate rush weeks at Kansas University in August, according to Carmen Ahlers, adviser for the Panhellenic Assn. KU fraternity rush will be from Aug. 13-17, sorority rush from Aug. 14-19.
MASCOTS LEARN A FEW TRICKS DURING WEEKEND CAMP AT KU
July 20, 1992
As hundreds of junior and senior high cheerleaders practiced during the weekend at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse, four furry friends joined them for dances, skits and laughs. The furry friends were students attending KU’s first mascot camp for junior and senior high school students. They learned the tricks of their trade from David Platt, KU’s mascot coach and former Jayhawk mascot.
TRAVELLERS TAKE SERIES
July 20, 1992
For most people, working is about as much fun as filing an income tax return. For Maupintour Travellers relief pitcher Mike McLeod, working is more like a vacation. “I like to come out of the bullpen because I get to play more. If I start, I only get to pitch once a week,” McLeod said.
COUNTY BALKS AT PLAN TO RESTRICT ROAD FUNDS
July 20, 1992
The Douglas County Commission couldn’t reach consensus today on revisions proposed by the Lawrence City Commission to an agreement that guides construction of a circumferential highway loop around the city. The county commission did agree the new interlocal agreement with the city should stipulate that the first but not the only priority in pursuing additional funding for the loop should be the Eastern Parkway.
NEWTON SHOWS CLASS AFTER GETTING CUT FROM FOREIGN CLUB
July 20, 1992
Melbourne Sunday Age MELBOURNE, Australia Milt Newton, an American playing in the National Basketball League, did something last week his coach and teammates had not seen before.
JASPER WATERS
July 20, 1992
Services for Jasper W. Waters, 46, Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Waters died Saturday, July 18, 1992, at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital. He had cancer.
FRATERNITY RENOVATING HISTORIC HOUSE
July 20, 1992
When the Beta Theta Pi fraternity members show up in mid-August to move back into their historic Italianate home, they will find the building’s year and a half of renovations near completion. The fraternity house, 1425 Tenn., was built in 1872-73 for John Palmer Usher, who was President Abrahim Lincoln’s assistant secretary of the interior from 1861 to 1865. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, meaning it is “worthy of preservation.”
A. DAVIS-BEY
July 20, 1992
Private services are planned for A. Davis-Bey, 90, Bonner Springs. Mr. Davis-Bey died Saturday, July 18, 1992, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Kan.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 20, 1992
BIRTHS Kathy Hawley, Fredonia, a girl, Saturday.
PRODUCTION FOCUSES ON FARM WOMEN
July 20, 1992
Two years of photographing and tape recording three Kansas farm women culminated in a 45-minute multi-image production titled “Growing Out of the Tilth,” presented Sunday afternoon at the Lawrence Public Library. About 60 people watched as photographer Cynthia Vagnetti presented her slide show of black-and-white photographs with a background of dulcimer and guitar music by Lawrence musicians and sound bites of the women’s voices telling their own stories.
FACTORS GIVE BOARD A JUMP IN PLANNING SCHOOL BOND VOTE
July 20, 1992
The Lawrence school board has plenty of work to do to prepare a school bond issue proposal for the November election, but it also has some factors working in its favor. The site for one of the proposed elementary schools already has been selected. A set of architects’ plans for renovating Lawrence High School has been prepared, and a number of Lawrence parents say they’ll actively support the bond issue this fall.
FOR THE RECORD
July 20, 1992
law enforcement report burglaries and thefts reported