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June 11, 1992
If the price is right, a number of small projects will take place in Oskaloosa schools this summer. Supt. Jim White said the Oskaloosa School Board on Monday discussed potential summer projects to be funded by capital outlay money.
PARENTS ASK TONGANOXIE BOARD TO CONSIDER GRADUATION CHANGES
June 11, 1992
Graduation has come and gone for Tonganoxie High School’s Class of 1992, but parents already are anticipating commencement celebrations for next year and beyond. Five parents who have children in the district expressed concern at this week’s school board meeting about Project Graduation, a non-alcoholic post-commencement celebration, said Jacki Himpel, school district communications specialist.
TIMMONS LANDS JOB AT BALDWIN
June 11, 1992
Ten months ago, Bob Timmons decided he wanted to be a high school volleyball coach. So the retired Kansas University track coach sent letters to every high school within a 30-mile radius of Lawrence. On Monday, Baldwin High answered.
TENNISANYONE?
June 11, 1992
Whether you’re an amateur or pro, young or old, the Lawrence Tennis Assn. has an opening for you. The association, which has about 75 members, is a “community tennis association, aimed at promoting tennis for juniors and adults,” said Michael Center, director.
June 11, 1992
A weekend event to celebrate the emancipation of slaves in America will be a time for local residents to commemorate the positive contributions of African-Americans, said Stephanie Coleman-Marks, a member of a local African-American women’s group. “The news in the paper last night was very depressing,” she said. “We want to do positive things.”
COUNTY GETS EXTRA 2 DAYS TO PAY TAXES
June 11, 1992
Douglas County taxpayers will get a reprieve of sorts because the second half of the 1991 real estate and personal property taxes are due on a Saturday this year. Because June 20 the due date falls on a day in which county offices are not open, taxpayers will be given until 5 p.m. June 22, the following Monday, to pay their taxes in person in the treasurer’s office at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
DISTRICT STILL HAS BUDGET CHOICES
June 11, 1992
Despite the ability to increase spending for education and still see a decrease in school property taxes, the Lawrence school board has some tough spending decisions to make this year, one board member said this morning. The Lawrence district’s 1992-93 budget was the topic of discussion this morning at the Lawrence Education Round Table, a local forum for discussing educational issues. About 12 people attended the meeting at the American Bistro restaurant.
KANSAS SURVIVES DRAFT
June 11, 1992
Kansas University’s baseball team has not been dismantled by the major leagues. “I still wake up in the morning and say, `It could all disappear today,”’ Jayhawk coach Dave Bingham said. “But I think we held it all together.”
FIELD SET IN AREA COUNTY RACES
June 11, 1992
The following people filed before the noon Wednesday deadline to run for office in Jefferson, Leavenworth and Franklin counties. Positions with more than one candidate of the same party affiliation will be on the ballot at the Aug. 4 primary election. The general election will be Nov. 3. Jefferson County
S REPORT FOCUSES ON YARD WASTE RECYCLING
June 11, 1992
The city’s recycling board met Wednesday afternoon to make final recommendations that will go into a written report on what they’ve learned about the three R’s: recycling, reducing and reusing. A member of the Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board said this morning that the major focus of the recommendations, which will be forwarded to the city commission next week, is yard waste recycling.
WILLIAMS TO ASSIST STAR TEAM
June 11, 1992
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has been named assistant coach for the eight-player college all-star team that will meet the 1992 USA Olympic team as it prepares for the Games in Barcelona. Williams, it was announced Wednesday, will assist head coach George Raveling of USC.
LEONE M. HOTCHKISS
June 11, 1992
Services for Leone M. Hotchkiss, 69, Perry, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Perry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Moore officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame. Mrs. Hotchkiss died Monday, June 8, 1992, at her home.
NEIL WALKER
June 11, 1992
Memorial services for Neil Allan Walker, 68, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. A second memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. His body was cremated. Mr. Walker died Wednesday, June 10, 1992, at his home.
HOUSING AUTHORITY EMBARKS ON FIX-IT PLAN
June 11, 1992
A sunken driveway. Closets doors that roll off their tracks. Shabby storm windows. Residents of public housing in Lawrence live with these imperfections every day. The Lawrence Housing Authority is too short on funds to clip all of these annoying maintenance hangnails.
TOURNEY
June 11, 1992
Suzanne Hutchens of Lawrence posted a three-day total of 241 and earned medalist honors in the Kansas City Women’s Golf Assn. tournament. Hutchens shot a 75 in the final round on Wednesday and won by six strokes over Dena Dellasega. Lawrence’s Elaine Brady finished second in the senior division with a 54-hole score of 262. Lavon Devers won that division with a 252. Other Lawrence competitors were Helen Fisher and Jean Woolard.
CITY SOFTBALL RAINOUTS PILING UP ON STANCLIFT
June 11, 1992
It’s not panic time yet for Bob Stanclift, but rainouts are beginning to pile up on the tight city slow-pitch schedule. “We had a dry May and now it’s catching up with us,” said Stanclift, the city’s adult sports supervisor.
FOR THE RECORD
June 11, 1992
Condition reports Emily Johnson, 5, Wellsville, was listed in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries she suffered last Thursday in a one-vehicle accident about 10 miles southeast of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1061.
JOHN E. COYLER JR.
June 11, 1992
Services for John “Jack” E. Coyler Jr., 60, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Walker officiating. Mr. Coyler died Tuesday, June 9, 1992, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RANGE OF INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE AT KU SUMMER CAMPS
June 11, 1992
College students won’t be the only people roaming the Kansas University campus this summer. More than 30 camps and conferences, including the Midwestern Music Camp in session this week, have reserved KU facilities for use during June and July.
PRO-LIFE GROUP SEEKS PARTY POSTS
June 11, 1992
Douglas County’s Republican Party apparatus may take on a decidedly pro-life look, thanks to a grass-roots effort by anti-abortion advocates to get their people in rank-and-file party positions. And statewide pro-life advocates say the local effort is part of a grass-roots effort to get their people in the party machinery to ensure that the pro-life plank stays in the national GOP platform.
ATTENDANCE WILL DETERMINE FUTURE OF DREAM CLASSIC
June 11, 1992
The first Metro Dream Classic hasn’t been played yet, but Dick Purdy can’t help but worry about the second. The Classic, an all-star high school game put on by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Assn., is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
COUNTY FINDS FEW INTERESTED CANDIDATES
June 11, 1992
Four years ago, Douglas County voters faced choices in three county races in the primary election. This year, only one county race drew enough candidates to merit a primary in August.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 11, 1992
BIRTHS Kim Lynch and Jaime Lee, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
NIC COSMOS CREATES MUSIC IN ITS OWN UNIVERSE
June 11, 1992
Nick Carroll throws out several expressions in a desperate attempt to describe the sound of Nic Cosmos “nihilistic pop” and “neo-Western folk rock” are but two. The band’s publicity flier suggests “folkafunkarockadelia.” Nothing seems to fit.
CITY MAKES FINAL OFFER IN POLICE CONTRACT TALKS
June 11, 1992
City negotiators staked their final position Wednesday in contract talks with Lawrence police officers and forced the police to break a stalemate in the mediated talks. The city’s negotiating team gave officials of the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. a final offer for a new work agreement during talks Wednesday, according to a statement released by both sides this morning.
EXPERIMENTAL HELICOPTER MAKES BRIEF STOPOVER AT BENDIX-KING
June 11, 1992
A local engineering firm brought to Lawrence on Wednesday what is being called an experimental helicopter with the capability of flying friendlier in the skies. The helicopter, with the word “experimental” written on one side, landed under less than amiable skies shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Bendix-King plant in southeast Lawrence.
GET THE LEAD OUT
June 11, 1992
Lawrence homeowners face a costly solution if their tap water contains lead levels higher than federal limits, local plumbers say. City utilities officials reported Wednesday that samples of tap water taken from eight Lawrence homes contained levels of lead that exceed federal standards.
MATTER OF DISCLOSURE
June 11, 1992
Lawrence city officials let a golden opportunity for fast, effective and full community service slip through their grasp Wednesday. The opportunity came and went when city officials announced test results on lead levels in water drawn from taps in selected homes in the city. The tests, required by the Environmental Protection Agency, showed that in eight of 60 homes tested, the lead level was greater than acceptable under new federal standards. High concentrations of lead can cause serious health problems in humans.
June 11, 1992
Reacting to allegations that a reappraisal two years ago was flawed, Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan said he will sue the revenue department to force an equalization of property values across the state. Stephan said Wednesday that he would draw up a lawsuit within two weeks against Secretary of Revenue Mark V. Beshears and David Cunningham, director of property valuation.
COUNTY HEARS MORE BUDGET REQUESTS
June 11, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday heard four more budget requests, this time totaling $676,484. The largest dollar and percentage increase was requested by the Economic Development Marketing Program, run by the Lawrence-Douglas County Development Advisory Council. The council asked the county for $60,000, a 20 percent increase over last year’s approved $50,000.
SCOTT UNDERGOES LEG SURGERY
June 11, 1992
Kansas basketball forward Richard Scott, who recently suffered a broken bone near his left knee, had a three hour surgery performed by Dr. Ken Wertzberger on Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial. Scott, who last year averaged 10.1 points on team-leading 63.9 percent shooting, was injured playing pick-up basketball in late May in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark.
RAINFALL A BOON TO FARMERS, BUT SUNSHINE IN SHORT SUPPLY
June 11, 1992
Recent heavy rains closed 15th Street east of Noria Road, heading toward Eudora, for a while today but several area farmers say the precipitation has been a welcome sight. Larry Schaake, who farms east of Lawrence, said late this morning that the water had receded and the road was passable.