Archive for Wednesday, July 22, 1992

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STORM CAUSES POWER OUTAGE
July 22, 1992
Rain wasn’t the only thing that fell in Lawrence early this morning. A tree fell on a power line near 21st and Ousdahl, causing a brief power outage for about 1,345 customers of KPL Gas Service. Steve Johnson, KPL’s Lawrence division manager, said customers in the area of 19th and Ousdahl were without electricity from about 4:50 a.m. until about 5:50 a.m. Although there were other scattered outages in the Lawrence area, the outage around 19th and Ousdahl was by far the biggest, Johnson said.
OUTLAWS TRIP TOPEKA TWICE
July 22, 1992
The Lawrence Outlaws needed a big broom Tuesday for two reasons to sweep the Topeka Stars and to clean up the mess that the teams left on the baseball diamond. The Outlaws claimed 8-5 and 10-9 victories in a doubleheader that featured 19 errrors 11 by the Outlaws seven wild pitches and two passed balls.
RUBY M. HARPER
July 22, 1992
Services for Ruby M. Harper, 78, Hartford, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hartford Christian Church with the Rev. Mike Graham officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery at Neosho Rapids. Mrs. Harper died Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at the Madonna Nursing Home in Lincoln, Neb.
TRINIDAD M. YBARRA
July 22, 1992
Services for Trinidad M. Ybarra, 68, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with the Rev. Jerry Sheeds officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Ybarra died Tuesday, July 21, 1992, at his home.
MAKING DEMANDS
July 22, 1992
To the editor: I, too, am disappointed, feel abandoned and betrayed by Ross Perot. I urge the backers of Perot to maintain their independent position and vote for the individual, not a party line. The two parties of this great nation still have not gotten the message of what the majority of people want and need. Many Americans, like myself, want and demand more control over our government because we are concerned about the economy, the huge national debt and affordable health care. Little change will come about until the political leaders of this country can truly be held accountable for their lack of action.
LINWOOD HEARING FOCUS ON BUDGET
July 22, 1992
The 1993 Linwood city budget will be the topic of a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 4 at city hall, the Linwood City Council decided Tuesday. Mayor Arlene Pritchard said preliminary figures indicate the $320,328 budget likely will drop the town’s mill levy from 34.119 to 33.66 mills. A mill equals $1 in taxation for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
COUNCIL VOTES TO OPPOSE FEE TO USE BRIDGE
July 22, 1992
The Lecompton City Council this week went on record opposing a Kansas Turnpike Authority proposal to charge a toll for motorists crossing a bridge over the turnpike to use the South Lawrence Trafficway. Susie Hackathorn, city clerk, said the council passed a resolution Monday objecting to the proposed 25-cent fee for each trip across a bridge KTA would build northwest of Lawrence.
RADIO STATION SETS MOVE TO LAWRENCE
July 22, 1992
Stay tuned, 96 HUM listeners. If all goes well, KHUM-FM will move its main sales offices and broadcast studios from Topeka to Lawrence by the fall and change its call letters and format, says Rob Hasson, the station’s operations manager.
LIQUOR VOTE
July 22, 1992
It wouldn’t hurt to let county voters take another look at liquor by the drink, especially if, as one county commissioner said Tuesday, it would only cost the county about $100 to put the question on the ballot. County commissioners will consider tonight setting a public vote on whether the county should continue to conform to a state law that requires drinking establishments that do less than 30 percent of their business in food to operate as private clubs that require paid memberships. Establishments that exceed the 30 percent food quota are open to the public and can serve liquor by the drink without requiring club memberships.
KU, KSU SHARE RESEARCH GRANTS
July 22, 1992
Work has been authorized for 14 new transportation research projects in a joint venture between the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas University and Kansas State University. The projects are part of the third year of the Kansas Transportation and New Developments (K-TRAN) Research Program. Grants totaling $255,000 have been awarded for seven KU projects.
FOR THE RECORD
July 22, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU SIGNEE HANCOCK ELIGIBLE, JUCO COACH SAYS
July 22, 1992
Darrin Hancock, last year’s national junior college player of the year, has passed six hours of summer school, will graduate from Garden City Community College and be eligible for a scholarship at Kansas, GCCC coach Kent Davidson said Tuesday. Hancock, a 6-7, 215-pound forward from Griffin, Ga., averaged 21.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists a game as a sophomore.
DIVERSE VIEWS AIRED AT CANDIDATE FORUM
July 22, 1992
Nearly all of the political candidates at a forum Tuesday night in Baldwin wanted to talk about health care, education and taxes, but when the floor was turned over to the general public, the candidates were faced with unanticipated questions on the death penalty and the distribution of county services. A question on capital punishment posed to Republican Walker Hendrix, who is running for re-election to the 10th district in the Kansas House, set off a chain reaction among other candidates for Kansas House seats.
OFFICIALS EYE BUILDING ESTHETICS
July 22, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday directed the city planning staff to draft a proposal for an architectural review of all buildings that would be built along Clinton Parkway and the city’s other major thoroughfares. Commissioner John Nalbandian said the city should avoid approving site plans for buildings that could turn out to be eyesores.
STUDENTS EXPLORE CHOICES
July 22, 1992
Baker University faculty are helping inner-city high school students “Log-on to Learning” during a two-week program at the Baldwin campus. Twenty-five Kansas City-area youth in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Project Choice program came to Baker on July 12 for a taste of college life and an opportunity to learn essential decision-making, career-choice and college-survival skills. Project Choice students receive free college tuition in exchange for a commitment to attend school regularly, perform well academically, avoid drugs and alcohol, avoid teen-age parenthood, graduate from high school, and fulfill other requirements.
CENSUS BUREAU CONDUCTS SURVEY
July 22, 1992
About 20 households in Douglas County are being contacted this month by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the bureau’s ongoing Survey of Income and Program Participation. Information from SIPP helps policy-makers and administrators determine how well government programs are serving the public and how changes in programs and policies will affect the public, said Randy Cartwright, coordinator of the SIPP program.
CITY ALLOWS BUS FIRM TO OPERATE CAB SERVICE
July 22, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously approved a taxicab license for a Lawrence bus company over objections from representatives of the city’s only operating taxi service. The approval gives Chris Ogle, owner and general manager of the Lawrence Bus Co., the green light to start a second taxi service in the city.
DEMOLITION APPEAL IS TOO LATE TO SAVE BALDWIN HOUSE
July 22, 1992
A Baldwin couple has authorized their attorney to petition the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to prevent demolition of a house they own. But the effort came too late to save the house. Baldwin city officials learned of the couple’s intentions a few hours after razing the structure.
DEAL IN WORKS TO SELL LOCAL GROCERY STORE
July 22, 1992
Preliminary deals have been struck to sell the Food Barn supermarket in Lawrence and six other stores in Kansas and Missouri, a company spokesman said today. The Food Barn store at 1900 W. 23rd is among seven stores expected to be sold, said Larry Hodges, chief executive officer of Food Barn Stores Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
TESTING FAILS TO ZAP FEARS ABOUT LINES
July 22, 1992
A field test Tuesday in the Pinckney neighborhood seemed to confirm KPL Gas Service’s ability to accurately predict the magnitude of electromagnetic fields produced by power lines. However, the test did not allay concerns of the Pinckney Neighborhood Assn. (PNA) that a proposed power line project would increase the magnitude of the fields and possibly pose a health risk to neighborhood residents.
COMMISSION SEEKS ORDINANCE FOR TYPES OF PETS IN CITY LIMITS
July 22, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners didn’t like what they saw on the wild side and directed city staff Tuesday night to draft an ordinance that would prohibit keeping some types of animals as pets within city limits. After exchanging puns about “opening a can of worms” and “getting everything in the right pecking order,” commissioners told the staff to draft an animal control ordinance similar to a measure recently adopted in Topeka.
KUMC SEES MORE WOMEN WITH AIDS
July 22, 1992
Area doctors and health officials are reporting a surge of women seeking AIDS tests and testing positive for the disease, a trend confirmed this week at an international AIDS conference. A professor of medicine at Kansas University Medical Center says doctors at the hospital are seeing more AIDS-infected women seeking information, counseling and treatment at the center.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 22, 1992
BIRTHS Daniel and Deborah Winterscheidt, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
K-STATE BUDGET CONTAINS APPLES
July 22, 1992
Noise was made in both Manhattans last week. And that’s news. On the same day the Democrats wrapped up their nominating convention at Madison Square Garden, Kansas State’s sports information office issued a press release.
CABLE TV GEARS UP FOR OLYMPIC GAMES
July 22, 1992
Although no more than about 24 local residents have subscribed to NBC’s TripleCast of the Olympic Games, more are expected to sign up for the special coverage as the games proceed, the general manager of Sunflower Cablevision said this morning. “I think as the games get going and the excitement gets rolling, we’ll see some subscriptions to the daily events,” Dennis Knipfer said this morning.