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JUST TOO SOON
July 21, 1992
Germany was reunified in October 1990. Soon afterward, Berlin officials announced they would work to get approval to host the Olympic Summer Games in the year 2000. They said such an event would show the world how two halves of a long-divided nation could be successfully reunited. (Olympic officials say they often try to award the Games to a city that is reaching or aspiring to a high level of international prominence. Berlin, where the infamous wall which symbolized the Cold War was finally destroyed, seemed to fit that role.)
TO THE EDITORNRA SUPPORT
July 21, 1992
To the editor: Tom Teepen’s recent anti-gun column arrives at a surprising conclusion that the extremism of the National Rifle Assn. (NRA) and the rest of the “gun lobby” are responsible for shooting deaths in America. However, he does not provide even one example of an “extremist” action by these groups. The one position of the gun lobby he does discuss jail terms for people who commit crimes with guns is a sensible, mainstream ideal well accepted in this country. Maybe some of the activities of the NRA are what he considers extremist, such as the following: providing police officer training, conducting hunter clinics and hunter safety courses, offering self-defense training for women, training instructors to teach safe shooting practices, supporting the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team, urging its members to vote, sponsoring competitive shooting matches, and airing paid public service advertisements showing children what they should do if they encounter a gun.
ALL STUDY, NO ACTION
July 21, 1992
To the editor: With study after study of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, no wonder there’s no money to finish and open it to the public.
WATERS SERVICES
July 21, 1992
Graveside services for Jasper W. Waters, 46, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. William Dulin officiating. Mr. Waters died Saturday, July 18, 1992, at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital. He had cancer.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD OKS BOND ELECTION IN NOVEMBER
July 21, 1992
A unanimous decision to hold a bond election for construction of a new middle school and new high school was met with cheers during the DeSoto School Board meeting Monday, according to Supt. Marilyn Layman. After a month of special meetings and study sessions, board members decided to ask district voters for approval on a $17,725,000 school bond package. The question will be included on the ballot at the Nov. 3 general election.
AG REITERATES ARREST POLICY
July 21, 1992
A Lawrence legislator has received an opinion from the attorney general’s office stating that police must make arrests not just issue tickets when they respond to domestic violence calls and find probable cause that a crime has been committed. The opinion from Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan states that Kansas law says officers “shall make an arrest” under most circumstances in domestic violence situations.
IDA RAE WYKERT
July 21, 1992
Services for Ida Rae Howland Wykert, 50, Troy, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. Jerry Boaz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Troy. Mrs. Wykert died Sunday, July 19, 1992, at her home.
KANSAS LOTTERY TOUTS ITS FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF BUSINESSES IN STATE
July 21, 1992
Kansas Lottery officials visited Intech Industrial Park in Eudora on Monday as part of a statewide public relations tour informing Kansas residents about how lottery proceeds are used. M-PACT, an industrial park resident that manufactures orthopedic casting equipment, was spotlighted as one of hundreds of Kansas businesses that have received lottery-generated funds.
HOLIDOME NAMES GENERAL MANAGER
July 21, 1992
A new general manager will begin work this week at the Lawrence Holidome, which is now being operated by a Dallas management company. Rank Hotels North America, a Dallas-based management company which operates hotels and resorts in six states, on July 16 was awarded management of the holidome, 200 McDonald Dr., by the hotel’s main partnership owner, Shearson Lehman Brothers of New York, said Frank Couzo, who is in Lawrence assisting with the change in management.
3RD DISTRICT CANDIDATES OPPOSE INCREASING TAXES
July 21, 1992
Candidates running for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District seat came to Lawrence Monday and spoke out against tax increases and for limits on campaign contributions from political action committess. The candidates aired their views at a voter forum presented by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The forum, which took place at Lawrence city hall, was televised by Sunflower Cablevision, Channel 6, and broadcast by KLWN-AM radio station.
KU ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PROMOTES FOUR STAFFERS
July 21, 1992
Four staff members in the Kansas athletic department have been promoted, athletic director Bob Frederick announced today. Darren Cook has been elevated from facilities supervisor to director of facilities and maintenance. Cook, who has been with the KU athletic department the past nine years, will also oversee game management. He replaces Floyd Temple who retired on June 30.
BALDWIN TO BEGIN SEWER PROJECT
July 21, 1992
Baldwin will look like the “Land of the Mole People” for the next few months as workers dig trenches throughout the city to upgrade the sanitary sewer system. Cecil Kingsley, of BG Consultants, the Lawrence engineering firm that designed the sanitary sewer project, told the council that “the clock is running,” so the contractor likely will start work soon. Wet weather may have caused a slight delay, he said.
COMMISSIONER BACKS PUBLIC VOTE ON LIQUOR BY DRINK
July 21, 1992
At least one Douglas County commissioner says he’s in favor of a proposal to give the public a vote on liquor-by-the-drink in the county. Commissioner Louie McElhaney today said he was leaning in favor of holding the vote, which will be the subject of a public hearing set to begin about 7 p.m. Wednesday at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The other commissioners, Mark Buhler and Mike Amyx, said they would wait until the hearing to form their opinions about the proposal.
LOBBYISTS OF FORTUNE
July 21, 1992
History has given us innumerable “lobbyists for war” who simply were politically, financially or socially motivated. But we haven’t read of a great number of people brought to legal heel for doing so on a highly paid basis. Certainly there have been such cases, even if we have not known of them. In recent days, a former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain and two others have been indicted for allegedly secretly using $7.7 million from Kuwaiti interests to promote U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf prior to the Gulf War. Former Ambassador Sam Zakhem, who unsuccessfully sought the Colorado GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate this year; William R. Kennedy Jr.; and Scott Stanley Jr., are named in the federal indictment. They are accused of failing to inform the U.S. government they were acting as agents of Kuwait when they launched a publicity campaign to promote military action against Iraq.
TO SOME, KANSAS UNKNOWN
July 21, 1992
At some point during the flight from Budapest to Kansas City, a passenger leaned over and asked Nora Koves where she was going to school. Trouble was, Koves wasn’t sure.
LOCAL SUPPORTERS OF PEROT SEEK WAYS TO REDIRECT EFFORTS
July 21, 1992
Ross Perot quit his independent run for president and headed back to Texas, but his supporters in Lawrence haven’t turned their backs on politics. Perot volunteers scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the former Perot headquarters at 1115 S.W. Wanamaker Rd. in Topeka to redirect their efforts.
FOR THE RECORD
July 21, 1992
law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
OFFICIALS SAY CITY SHOULD RETAIN TAX ON BUILDING
July 21, 1992
Two Lawrence city commissioners said today that they would oppose any effort to pass a local sales tax exemption for labor services on new construction. On Monday, Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan said cities with local sales taxes don’t have to apply the tax to labor on original construction of homes and other structures even though the state imposed a 2.5 percent sales tax on those services effective June 1. The state’s general sales tax rate is 4.9 percent.
GOP LEGISLATORS BLAST CANDIDATE
July 21, 1992
Lawrence’s Republican state senator and his Republican predecessor today lambasted the higher education voting record of State Rep. Kerry Patrick, Leawood, who is running in the Aug. 4 GOP primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, Overland Park. “Kerry Patrick has not been a friend to KU and other state institutions of higher learning,” Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, said today. “In fact, he has been an enemy.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 21, 1992
DISMISSALS Tracy Seigrist and baby boy, Lawrence.
CARLIN PROMOTES LOCAL RESEARCH
July 21, 1992
The United States needs a private investment game plan to help businesses remain competitive in the international market, according to former Kansas Gov. John Carlin. “We’ve got to figure out a way to make the most of the talent we have,” Carlin told local Rotary Club members Monday during a luncheon at the Lawrence Holidome. “The money (for investment) is there in Taiwan, in Japan. There’s a time and a need for seed money, and it’s not happening here.”
CPR VIDEO, MANNEQUIN AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT
July 21, 1992
Do you have a relative or close friend with a high-risk of having a heart attack? If so, the Douglas County Ambulance Service has a new program for you a take-home video and practice mannequin to help you teach yourself emergency life-saving techniques.
Father sets reward to help locate son
July 21, 1992
The father of a missing Linwood man has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of his son.
TALKS MAY START SOON ON TRANSFER OF WATER
July 21, 1992
A group of communities in south-central Kansas that wants to transfer water from the state’s northern river system which feeds Lawrence to the Wichita area hopes to begin formal negotiations for a water transfer in October. The Kansas Water Authority was notified last week that the Kansas Water Office has received a request to negotiate a contract for a major water transfer from Milford Reservoir to south-central Kansas.
T ACTIVELY SEEK FOREIGN ATHLETES
July 21, 1992
The winningest tennis player in Kansas University history is from the Netherlands. The KU track record holder in the 1,000 is from Sweden.