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JACK LEE MATHIA
June 13, 1992
Services for Jack Lee Mathia, 53, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie with the Revs. E.T. Mayse and Dennis Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Mathia died Friday, June 12, 1992, in a construction accident in Kansas City, Mo.
MONICA G. WREN
June 13, 1992
Services for Monica Gertrude Wren, 92, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. She died Thursday, June 11, 1992, at Manor of Kansas City, Kan.
KENNETH COFFEY SR.
June 13, 1992
Services for Kenneth Coffey Sr., 63, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, also in Oskaloosa. Mr. Coffey died Thursday, June 11, 1992, at his home.
C. RALPH KAMPSCHROEDER
June 13, 1992
Services for C. Ralph Kampschroeder, 80, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here, with the Rev. Earl J. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Kampschroeder died Friday, June 12, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PUBLIC LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS DAMAGED GOODS
June 13, 1992
A melted record, chewed and cut up books, damaged headphones and scratched compact discs are just a few of the items that recently were displayed at the Lawrence Public Library above the banner “Your Library Tax Dollars Abused.” The exhibit, which ran through Friday, was put up a month ago by Sandra Wiechert, reference librarian, who wanted to demonstrate the extent of vandalism and theft of library materials.
CHILDREN LEARN GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM
June 13, 1992
When Gerry Ann Robins, manager of Quail Creek apartments, 2111 Kasold, received a petition last month signed in crayon by eight of the complex’s residents, ages 3 to 7, she decided to act. Friday afternoon, those children and their parents joined Robins in a celebration of the petition’s results. Donniella Kern, 6, had complained to her mother, Robin Loomis, about the lack of swings on a swing set adjacent to the complex. Loomis responded with a lesson in grassroots politics and explained to her daughter what a petition was, helped her with spelling and “told her to handle it.”
REP. MEYERS SAYS AMENDMENT ONLY WAY TO END DEFICIT
June 13, 1992
Meeting with some of her new Lawrence constituents, Rep. Jan Meyers said Friday that she’s become convinced that a balanced budget amendment is the only way the nation’s deficit will eventually be controlled. Speaking to about 80 people attending a luncheon sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at the Eldridge Hotel, Mrs. Meyers said, “I am not really interested in amending the Constitution if you don’t have to. But I have decided after seven years in Congress that there is absolutely no way that we are going to get control of spending and get control of the deficit and the debt unless we have an amendment to the Constitution.”
HONEST ANSWERS
June 13, 1992
To the editor: Your editorial entitled “Unfair Environment” (June 4) with its seething criticism of two Kansas University faculty members for expressing their views on the upcoming United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was completely off base. These peple were expressing their considered opinions when questioned by your staff writer. They weren’t expounding their personal opinion before a class of hapless, helpless students too innocent and immature to protect themselves from indoctrination.
UNWELCOME TOW
June 13, 1992
To the editor: On May 23, 1992, my husband and I drove to Lawrence (from our home in Kansas City) to shop at your factory outlet mall and downtown Lawrence. We had planned to make a full day of it shopping, eating and enjoying your city. There was a lot of activity in Lawrence that day and parking spots were quite difficult to find. At one point, we noticed spaces available in a lot, but upon further investigation, we found a sign at the lot which noted all violators will be towed. We certainly didn’t want to experience that, so we kept on looking. Eventually, we found a spot on Seventh Street, near the Raven Book Store. There are spaces available on that block for four vehicles; three were already occupied, and we parallel-parked in the space available.
RUDE CRITICISM
June 13, 1992
To the editor: The editorial of June 4 rudely criticized two Kansas University professors for being biased against George Bush and his environmental policies. Bush has a track record on environmental issues that these professors evaluated as poor. There is no justification for calling the professors biased.
FOR THE RECORD
June 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 13, 1992
Good for George Bush. It is good to see the president act in a firm, tough, sound manner in explaining the United States’ position on pollution and the environment and to make it clear no nation or government has done more than the U.S. in recent years to protect our environment.
TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY IN DEATH OF TODDLER
June 13, 1992
Douglas County’s first murder of 1992, involving the death of a 23-month-old toddler, goes to trial Monday. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells confirmed Friday afternoon that jury selection would begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the case of Donald E. Bruce, 29, Lawrence.
DELIVERY DECISIONS
June 13, 1992
The number of Lawrence women going out of town to have babies appears to be increasing, but that trend may be reversed in the next few years, medical officials said this week. According to state and Lawrence Memorial Hospital figures, the number of babies born at LMH has been somewhat consistent with the number of recorded live births for Douglas County residents each year from 1986 to 1990.
SEATTLE AND KANSAS CITY
June 13, 1992
Many Americans shudder at the prospect of a team in major league baseball, the so-called American pastime, falling into the hands of foreign interests, in this case Japanese. But some good could come out of the sale of the Seattle Mariners to Japanese interests, particularly if the man behind the deal means what he says about wanting to be a good samaritan rather than a hands-on operator. Twenty-five of 26 U.S. teams approved the sale, realizing that without the kind of financing provided by the transaction the Mariners might fold, or have to go elsewhere. There was controversy, but the bottom line was that team owners figured this was the best way to go.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 13, 1992
DISMISSALS Sharon Dewey-Denoyelles and baby boy, Lawrence.
A HEALTH ISSUE
June 13, 1992
To the editor: I live in Pinckney Neighborhood where a quiet residential street is slated to become the site of a 115,000-volt transmission line.
RESTAURANT PATRONS HEADING TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS
June 13, 1992
Many of Lawrence’s restaurant and bars are turning to the outdoors. A check with several restaurants licensed to sell alcoholic beverages shows many customers like the idea of eating lunch under the sun or sipping a drink at night under the stars.