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ROOTS
June 7, 1992
Deane W. Malott’s chronicle of his Abilene boyhood, “On Growing Up in Abilene, Kansas, 1898-1916,” is being reprinted in its entirety today in the J-W Variety section. Malott left his hometown of Abilene in the fall of 1916 for Kansas University, from which he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 1921.
FILLINGVOID
June 7, 1992
A new program that provides free lunches to children in low-income areas of the city is an effective and direct way to improve the standard of living for some of the city’s children. The lunches being served at Ballard Center and the Boys and Girls Club are intended to benefit children who get free or reduced-price lunches at school during the rest of the year. During the summer, their families are faced with furnishing more meals with no more money coming in.
S BERLIN PLACES FOURTH IN JAVELIN AT NCAA OUTDOOR
June 7, 1992
Kansas sophomore Heather Berlin placed fourth in the javelin and, as a result, earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships on Saturday. Berlin was the second Jayhawk to be named an All-American at the national meet. Her fourth-place finish was the highest for a KU female athlete at the NCAAs.
FOR THE RECORD
June 7, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CRAIG SERVICES
June 7, 1992
Memorial services for Robert J. Craig, 57, Parkville, Mo., will be at 6 p.m. today at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. David A. Hallenbeck officiating. Additional services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Funeral Home in Salina. Cremation is planned. Mr. Craig, a former Lawrence resident, died Friday, June 5, 1992, at North Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
DENNIS R. BRAND
June 7, 1992
Services for Dennis Robert Brand, 45, Weatherby Lake, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church, Parkville. Burial will be in Resurrection North Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Brand died Saturday, June 6, 1992, at his home.
MADD KICKS OFF SUMMER CAMPAIGN
June 7, 1992
Volunteers with Douglas County’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving brought home a sobering point Saturday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza as they held a kickoff for KISS, a nationwide program to “keep it a safe summer.” “We’re here to encourage safe summer activities and remind people to not drink and drive,” said Suzanna Vazquez, executive officer of the Douglas County MADD chapter.
S REBIRTH PROVES A SUCCESS, FIRE MARSHAL SAYS
June 7, 1992
Fire safety inspectors rang up more than 500 code violations and sent 20 cases to court during the first year of a rejuvenated apartment building inspection program, according to Lawrence’s fire marshal. Maj. Rich Barr said the program was revived in March 1991 after voters in August 1990 approved a sales tax increase to boost staffing for the fire and police departments. From March 1991 to March 1992, Barr said, inspectors inspected about 1,200 buildings which Barr believes equals about 95 percent of the city’s multifamily rental properties and uncovered 511 fire code violations.
VETS LIST ETIQUETTE FOR FLYING OLD GLORY
June 7, 1992
In anticipation of Flag Day, area veterans are offering advice on flag handling and encouraging everyone to fly their flags. “Everyone should put their flag out for that particular day, at full mast,” said Kevin Remick of American Legion No. 14.
BUDIGS FUND SCHOLARSHIPS HONORING KC BUSINESSMAN
June 7, 1992
Five minority freshmen at Kansas University will receive $1,000 scholarships this fall in honor of Ewing Kauffman, a businessman who is known for his efforts to keep children in school and off drugs. KU Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen Budig, established the scholarships, KU announced Saturday.
KING DAY RESURFACES ON AGENDA
June 7, 1992
The Lawrence school board Monday is expected to make some of its first budgetary commitments for the 1992-93 school year, and among the considerations will be whether to follow through on an earlier vote to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a school holiday. The board in February voted 6-1 to create the school holiday to coincide with the national holiday observance in honor of the slain civil rights leader. However, the board did not learn until last month that the holiday would cost the district about $20,000.
TRAVELLERS TIP CLARINDA, 7-2, MOVE TO 2-0
June 7, 1992
In the four years Ron MacDonald has played for the Maupintour Travellers, the team’s winning percentage has improved each year. After the Travellers’ 7-2 semi-pro baseball win over the Clarinda, Iowa, A’s at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium on Friday night, MacDonald said he expected the team’s improvement to continue.
GROWING UP IN ABILENEKANSAS
June 7, 1992
Part 2 Entertainment
WOODLING COLUMN
June 7, 1992
Vaulters might be KU’s best bets for Olympics now Notes and quotes while wondering if the Royals will catch the Mariners…and the Angels, White Sox, Twins, A’s and Rangers…
BUSY WEEK ENDS FOR LHS GIRLS STATE DELEGATES
June 7, 1992
After spending the week studying politics and government at the 50th annual Sunflower Girls State, four Lawrence girls said their heads still were whirling with new information, their bodies were weary from lack of sleep and they were missing their new friends already. “The biggest thing that I feel is that I already miss my friends,” said Amy Hoffman, hours after leaving Girls State around noon Saturday. “We were one of the closest cities.”
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY MAKES COMEBACK
June 7, 1992
After grinding through the recession, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s economic development staff this year is pursuing several businesses that are considering relocating or expanding to Douglas County. Bill Martin, the chamber’s top economic development official, says the gradual recovery of the economy this year has made a world of difference in the number of prospects interested in Douglas County.
SCHOOL SPENDING CONCERN
June 7, 1992
Local school district patrons must surely be glad to hear Supt. Dan Neuenswander say that the school board has some concerns about raising the local mill levy to increase its budget authority. Let us hope that those concerns are strong and numerous and will carry over after Neuenswander’s upcoming departure from the district.
JOYNER CAPS KC COMEBACK
June 7, 1992
Wally Joyner said it was a matter of timing. “I was just the one that got the ability to hit with the table set,” Joyner said.
ROCKET ENDS 30-YEAR MISSION IN PARK
June 7, 1992
Like many space flights, Saturday’s launch of the rocket playground equipment at Broken Arrow Park was not without its delays. After more than three hours of welding, digging and hoisting, the rocket lifted off from its pad of about 30 years at 10:10 a.m.
ADMINISTRATOR TO START WORK ON MONDAY
June 7, 1992
Craig Weinaug faces a busy first day on the job as Douglas County administrator Monday. The county commission has a full slate scheduled for its morning meeting.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 7, 1992
DISMISSALS Nancy Jane Renfro and baby boy, McLouth.
GROWING UP IN ABILENEKANSAS
June 7, 1992
Part 1 Foreword
DOLE, IN MCLOUTH, STUMPS FOR PRESIDENTAMENDMENT
June 7, 1992
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole spent an hour Saturday afternoon shaking hands and sampling barbecued goodies at the first McLouth Prairie Days Barbecue Blowout. Dole said he didn’t visit the festival to campaign for himself or fellow Republican President Bush.
WORKOUTS YIELDING DIVIDENDS FOR COUNTY AND ITS EMPLOYEES
June 7, 1992
A new exercise plan for Douglas County public safety employees appears to be working out. In January, the county approved a one-year, $4,800 contract with Graystone Athletic Club that allows employees of the Douglas County Ambulance Service and sheriff’s department unlimited use of the club. In the first quarter of 1992, the most recent statistics available, 60 of the 92 employees in the two deparments visited the club a total of 789 times.
WHITMAN TOOK MANHATTAN
June 7, 1992
James Joyce had Dublin. Saul Bellow has Chicago. And Walt Whitman, when he emerged as a great poet of the American Renaissance, had Manhattan and Brooklyn. That’s the theme of a exhibit currently on hand at the Kenneth R. Spencer Research Library. Called “Mannahatta: Whitman and his City,” the show features books, artifacts and pictures dating from New York in the 1840s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s, the time when Whitman self-published “Leaves of Grass” from a Brooklyn printing shop. The show also takes a detour both in time and place to show artifacts from Whitman’s 1879 visit to Lawrence.