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EFFICIENT TEAMWORK
July 28, 1992
To the editor: I read with interest your July 19 article on how the E and E Display Group has transformed its operations using quality management teams. The E and E Group is a shining local example of how the philosophy and techniques of W. Edwards Deming are transforming American business to make them more competitive in the global marketplace.
RAID ON THE RIVER
July 28, 1992
Lawrence city officials, as well as those in Manhattan, Topeka and other communities along the Kansas River need to be alert and tough in their efforts to retain the full flow of the river. Officials in Wichita and several other south-central Kansas cities have been working for years trying to figure out how to obtain more water for their thirsty consumption habits. These officials see nothing wrong in trying to lure new industry to the area, even if they do not have adequate water supplies for the new industry. Their plan is to use their political clout to siphon water from reservoirs in the Kansas River basin, such as Milford.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 28, 1992
DISMISSALS Linda Aldridge and baby boy, Winchester; Deborah Cregar and baby boy, Lawrence; Joann Dennett, McLouth.
ELECTRICITY, WATER USAGE DOWN IN JULY
July 28, 1992
Electricity and water usage in Lawrence this summer is down from 1991 because of cooler temperatures and above-average rainfall, officials with local utilities say. Tim LeTourneau, water systems engineer for the city, said water usage from July 1 through Sunday is down nearly 40 percent from the same period a year ago.
KU BEGINS NEW FEE PAYMENT PLAN
July 28, 1992
“Get Out of Line Pay Fees By Mail,” urged posters on the Kansas University campus this spring. For KU students taking part in the university’s first mail-in registration and fee payment plan, the payoff will come in August at the beginning of the fall semester.
PETITION BLOCKS FUNDING INCREASE
July 28, 1992
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission encountered opposition Monday during a discussion of a proposed mill levy increase at the Tonganoxie School Board meeting, according to the district’s communications specialist. Jacki Himpel said the recreation commission budget falls under school board authority. The commission currently has a 2 mill budget authority, but is restricted under a state spending lid to using only 1.5 mills.
91 TAX COLLECTION AT 93% IN COUNTY
July 28, 1992
Douglas County has collected more than $800,000 in delinquent 1991 taxes since late June, the treasurer’s office reported today. As of Monday, the county has taken in $44,407,091 in 1991 real estate and personal property taxes, said Treasurer Nancy Hempen. The total for 1991 taxes owed the county is $47,962,568, which means the county has collected 92.6 percent of the total taxes due.
NAME, LOCATION CHANGES PUT NEW SPIN ON STATION FORMAT
July 28, 1992
A Topeka FM station will fine-tune its entertainment format when it changes its call letters and becomes a Lawrence radio station next week. Rob Hasson, operations manager for KHUM-FM, said the 100,000-watt station’s call letters will change to KZTO on Monday, although its location on the FM dial will remain at 95.7.
NEHRBASS SERVICES
July 28, 1992
Services for Marl L. Nehrbass, 81, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence. The Rev. Donald Dunn will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Nehrbass died Sunday, July 26, 1992, at a Hutchinson hospital.
F. EVALYN MCGREGOR
July 28, 1992
Services for F. Evalyn McGregor, 68, San Diego, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Neptune Society in Lakeside. Cremation is planned. Mrs. McGregor died Sunday, July 26, 1992, at the Stanford Court Nursing Facility in Santee, Calif.
ELIZABETH S. LANGE
July 28, 1992
Services for Elizabeth S. Lange, 89, Tonganoxie, formerly of McLouth, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Lange died Monday, July 27, 1992, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
JAMES ANDERSON-EL
July 28, 1992
Private services are planned for James Anderson-El, 87, Kansas City, Kan. Cremation is planned. Mr. Anderson-El died Friday, July 24, 1992, at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
S RIVER CATCH NOT ALL THAT FISHY, STATE EXPERT SAYS
July 28, 1992
A Williamstown youngster knew something was fishy when he pulled a preshistoric-looking fish from the Kansas River near Perry on Saturday, and Kansas Wildlife and Parks officials originally thought the fish was a member of an endangered species. Brandon Schimmel, 11, was fishing with his stepfather, Jim Nagy, early Saturday morning when he reeled in a fish like nothing he’d seen before. It had a face shaped like a duck bill, a shark-like body, and a jagged ridge of hard scales along its back.
CIVIL CASE PROCEEDINGS
July 28, 1992
An Illinois man and his mother have answered a counter-claim in Douglas County District Court brought against them by a Lawrence couple who bought their family’s furniture store. Richard E. Thompson, Illinois, and Joan E. Thompson, address not listed, admitted that a consulting agreement did exist between the late Richard C. Thompson and C. Dean Gore and Andrea A. Gore, who bought Thompson-Crawley Furniture Rental of Lawrence from the Thompsons. However, Richard E. Thompson and Joan E. Thompson denied the Gores’ assertion that Richard C. Thompson “failed” in his duties as consultant. Richard E. Thompson and Joan E. Thompson are seeking $731,961 from the Gores from a series of 14 promissory notes between May 1987 and July 1990. The Gores admit they owe money on the promissory notes, but not the amount claimed by Richard E. Thompson and Joan E. Thompson.
CIVIL CASE PROCEEDINGS
July 28, 1992
State Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, has denied that he was negligent in pursuing an accident settlement case, as alleged in a lawsuit filed by Pamela Schian-Gish. Solbach, an attorney, represented Schian-Gish in a lawsuit filed in 1990 stemming from an injury accident in 1988.
REGIONAL RED CROSS RELIES ON CURRENT PRECAUTIONS
July 28, 1992
A regional official with the American Red Cross says the agency is taking no additional precautionary measures at this time following reports of a new AIDS-like illness that is not detectable by the established AIDS test. The decision to continue collecting blood with the current precautions in place is because too little is known about the new illness and that only a few cases have been reported, said Kalen Larson, director of communications for the Red Cross’ regional blood center in Wichita.
GOP CANDIDATES WANT NEW BLOOD IN STATE LEGISLATURE
July 28, 1992
Five of six Republican candidates for Kansas House districts in Douglas County made it clear Monday they believe state government needs new leadership. “It’s time for new blood in the Legislature,” said Tom Lemon, Meriden, who is challenging 47th District Rep. Joann Flower, R-Oskaloosa.
PARKER SERVICES
July 28, 1992
Graveside services for Clarence Bowman Parker, 93, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Parker died Monday, July 27, 1992, at the Valley View Care Home in Lawrence.
PROFIT POTENTIAL OF KU RESEARCH CITED BY LOCAL VENTURE CAPITALIST
July 28, 1992
Technology developed by the state’s academic community could provide the Kansas economy with a needed boost, a local venture capitalist said Monday. Sam Campbell, a principal in Campbell-Becker Inc., a Lawrence company that provides capital and management services for fledgling companies, said support for Kansas University and its research community is tantamount to investing in the state’s economic future.
FORUM PITS SENATE, COUNTY HOPEFULS
July 28, 1992
Paul Shivel nearly missed a face-to-face meeting Monday with Ralph Tanner, his Republican primary opponent for the 2nd District seat on the Douglas County Commission. Five minutes into Tanner’s remarks at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum, Shivel slipped into a seat next to Tanner and in front of Sunflower Cablevision cameras.
93 BUDGET
July 28, 1992
With a goal of 30 mills firmly in its sight, the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday is expected to approve its 1993 budget for publication. After three hearings on the budget, commissioners have lowered the original proposed levy of 30.832 mills to 30.095 mills. Commissioners have said they want a levy of 30 mills, and they must cut about $35,600 to reach that number. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.
SENATE HOPEFULS SEEKING CHANGE
July 28, 1992
Although “change” has become the Democrats’ catchword this election year, candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the Kansas Senate’s 19th District have been using it just as much. The three novice candidates describe themselves as being fed up with the current Legislature and in favor of election, tax and education reform. Despite their varying backgrounds, each describes his background as an asset to his campaign.
SUSPECT IN ROBBERIES FACES TRIAL IN TOPEKA
July 28, 1992
Two bank employees identified Dale Robertson of Olathe as the man who robbed the Bank of Wellsville twice last year, as Robertson’s trial opened in federal district court here. Testimony continued today before a seven-woman, five-man jury as the government called more witnesses in a trial that began Monday and is expected to take most of this week.
HOME BUYERS GAIN STATE ASSISTANCE
July 28, 1992
First-time home buyers meeting certain income guidelines will have the chance to reduce their income taxes when applications for a Kansas first-time home buyers program become available in August. In April the Kansas Legislature allocated $115 million in mortgage revenue bonds and credit certificates to help low- and moderate-income Kansans buy their first home.
TWO-TIME CHAMP NOW OWNS DANCE PALACE
July 28, 1992
He’s the owner of a Mexican restaurant and a country and western dance hall. Not what you’d expect for the only man to win the Kansas Open golf tournament twice.
N. LAWRENCE EYES IMPROVEMENTS
July 28, 1992
North Lawrence residents and business owners sharpened their vision of the ideal North Second Street on Monday, dreaming of a wider road, lots of bright greenery and an end to flooding. About 40 North Lawrence residents and business owners attended a meeting Monday with neighborhood and city officials to agree on long-term needs for the city entrance.
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July 28, 1992
A Japanese official not long ago got into trouble by declaring that one reason the American economy is ailing is because U.S. workers are getting increasingly lazy and unmotivated. He stressed how hard the Japanese strive to achieve success, fame and fortune, compared with the American labor force. It would seem the “industrious” Germans are even more vulnerable to such charges.
RAIDERS TIP TOPEKA TO EARN STATE BERTH
July 28, 1992
After winning the zone tournament on Monday night, the Lawrence Raiders will now head west into what they hope is not the sunset of their season. By defeating Topeka Post One, 6-4, at Ice Field, the Raiders qualified for the American Legion State Tournament which starts Thursday in Salina.
NEW KU OFFERING IS FIRST OF ITS KIND
July 28, 1992
Three Ukrainian professors will arrive at Kansas University next month as part of a first-ever program in the United States that will enable graduate students to learn about the former Soviet republic. KU this fall will offer courses in Ukrainian studies the first such sequence offered in the United States, said Bill Fletcher, director of KU’s Russian and East European studies program.
AT ALVAMAR
July 28, 1992
It’s easy to take the Kansas Open for granted. After all, the state’s open golf tournament is a fixture at Alvamar late each July.
OUTHOUSE OPPORTUNITY
July 28, 1992
It seems like only yesterday that Clarence Thomas was questioned, pilloried, and flagellated mercilessly to determine his qualifications for the high bench. Then it was revealed that he came from a small town in Georgia where he had been exposed daily to a small character- building structure, with its usual appurtenances of discarded newspapers and catalogs, and so had developed the sterling rugged qualities called for in high office. This finding greatly improved his prospects for appointment. More recently the electorate was also challenged to determine the qualifications of a presidential candidate, Bill Clinton. Again it was found that he came from a small town, in Arkansas, where plumbing facilities were limited, and outside visitations were a way of life. These reports also assured Americans that such a candidate must have the character needed to fill the highest office of the land. It so happens that many of us oldsters were similarly exposed to daily trials in this crucible of character-building, but failed to realize that this experience entitled us to preferment for responsible and attractive positions which we did not achieve because we did not flaunt our special qualities.
S SUNFLOWER GAMES
July 28, 1992
More than 4,100 Kansas-bred sports enthusiasts are stretching out and pumping up to face competition in the third annual Sunflower State Games this weekend in Lawrence. Former Olympian Lynette Woodard and Gov. Joan Finney are scheduled to announce the official start of the games at opening ceremonies begining at 6 p.m. Friday on the Allen Fieldhouse lawn.
NEWTON DECLARES HIS CAREER AT END
July 28, 1992
After a preseason stint with the Los Angeles Lakers and stopovers in the CBA, the WBL and the Australian professional league, Milt Newton has basketball out of his system. “Milt is through with competitive basketball,” the 26-year-old former Kansas University forward announced Monday after addressing Roy Williams’ campers at Allen Fieldhouse.
PINCKNEY GROUP EXPLORES OPTIONS
July 28, 1992
Members of the Pinckney Neighborhood Assn. find themselves with several options but few sure solutions in their fight against KPL Gas Service and a proposed power line project through their neighborhood. PNA members reiterated at a press conference this morning their frustration with KPL over a stalemate on finding alternatives to the project.
FOR THE RECORD
July 28, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported