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DISTRICT IMAGE
June 25, 1992
School board member Tom Murray was the odd man out Monday night, but his words hit the financial nail on the head. Board members voted Monday to move $800,000 in district funds into the capital outlay fund to avoid having to return the money to the state at the end of the state’s fiscal year, as part of the new school finance plan. That’s good; the district doesn’t want to lose any money.
EBELING BROTHERS TAKE A LONG ROAD TRIP FORGIG
June 25, 1992
Billy and Tom Ebeling decided to drop in on Lawrence to visit some family and friends. They don’t make a habit of coming back to their home town after all, they now live in New Zealand but they’re here now, and in honor of their visit they’ll be playing with brother Terry on Friday night at the Hockenbury Tavern, 1016 Mass.
SALARY POINT
June 25, 1992
To the editor: Thank you for pointing out, in your editorial of June 21, entitled “Salary side issue,” that “A substandard salary is almost certain to attract a substandard employee.” You inadvertently made an excellent point for the teachers’ negotiating team, and I hope the school board and the taxpayers keep it in mind. If we want good teachers (as well as good administrators), we’re going to have to pay for them.
THANKS TO VNA
June 25, 1992
To the editor: I have a special letter to write about the Visiting Nurses Assn. of Douglas County. They are so organized, so helpful and make a sick person improve after every house call. The therapists have done so much for me. I had a stroke and am responding to their treatments and feeling so much better.
DEMOCRAT ENTERS LOCAL SENATE RACE
June 25, 1992
Although Democratic candidate Joyce Wolf has never held an elected office, she thinks her years as legislative coordinator for the Kansas Audubon Council have given her the skills to serve as the 2nd District’s state senator. Wolf, 53, 2535 Ark., filed for the Kansas Senate race shortly before Wednesday’s noon deadline after receiving what she described as “an outpouring of support” from family and friends.
FARMERS TURN TO ELEVATORS BETWEEN FIELDMARKET
June 25, 1992
The annual rite of the wheat harvest has begun: Combines are cutting the fields, trucks have started unloading the grain at elevators and office workers are busy working the phones trying to sell the bounty. Area farmers can choose from five elevators in Douglas County at which to store or sell their wheat. These elevators are the Baldwin Grain Co. Inc., Baldwin; Farmers Elevator Co., Eudora; the Midland Elevator, Rt. 3, Lawrence; and the Farmers Cooperative Assn.’s north and south elevators, both in Lawrence.
HOUSE CANDIDATE TO STRESS TAXES IN CAMPAIGN
June 25, 1992
An IBM marketing representative is entering the race for western Lawrence’s 44th District seat in the Kansas House because he “didn’t really like the direction that things were going” in state government. Michael Walsh, 46, filed about 45 minutes before Wednesday’s noon filing deadline.
INCUMBENT WILL SEEK RE-ELECTION
June 25, 1992
The incumbent representing the 10th District in the Kansas House of Representatives has filed for re-election. Walker Hendrix, R-Ottawa, was elected to the position in 1990. The district has since been reapportioned to include Palmyra Township and the city of Baldwin.
FOR THE RECORD
June 25, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
WILBUR E. OAKES
June 25, 1992
Services for Wilbur E. Oakes, 81, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren McElwain Mortuary with Capt. John Windham officiating. Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton. Mr. Oakes died Wednesday, June 24, 1992, at Colonial Manor care home. He was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Quinter, the son of Charles F. and Dora Peters Oakes. He lived in Lawrence most of his life.
NELSON E. TINGLE
June 25, 1992
Graveside services for Nelson Edward Tingle, 66, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth M. Kueker officiating. Mr. Tingle died Wednesday, June 24, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FORMER LEGISLATOR FILES FOR STATE SENATE RACE
June 25, 1992
A man who represented Leavenworth and Jefferson counties in the Kansas House of Representatives for 12 years has filed as a candidate for the 3rd District seat in the state Senate. Robin Leach, a Democrat, said the district encompasses almost the same area that was included in the original House district he represented until 1989. The newly reapportioned district includes Jefferson County, five Leavenworth County townships and the cities of Leavenworth, Easton and Tonganoxie.
OZAWKIE LAWYER FILES FOR STATE HOUSE SEAT
June 25, 1992
An Ozawkie Democrat has filed for the 47th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Kaye Messer, 37, graduated with honors from the Kansas University School of Law in 1989. She worked for two years as a research attorney for Mary Beck Briscoe, the chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals, and later worked in the appellate defender’s office. She took time off work in February, when her son, Peter, was born. She and her husband, Stuart, also have a daughter, Kim.
SENATE RACE LURES SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
June 25, 1992
Hoping to play a part in school reform, a Leavenworth insurance agent has announced his candidacy for the 3rd District seat in the state Senate. Jim Duffin, 45, said he just completed a four-year term on the Leavenworth School Board, where he said he saw school reform take the back seat to more pressing financial issues.
BUSINESSLIKE APPROACH
June 25, 1992
To the editor: I have been hearing and reading about what a great problem our national deficit presents and find it curious that the persons who point with alarm at this grievous condition also are in favor of conducting government in a more “businesslike” manner.
LAB TENANT……
June 25, 1992
A Japanese pharmaceutical company will be able to meet its schedule for moving into local laboratory space next week. Bill Duncan, president of Oread Laboratories, said a renovation of space in his company’s western Lawrence facility will be completed in time for Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to move employees into the lab next week.
MOCK PRISONERS HAVE HEART FOR FUND
June 25, 1992
Judge Heartless solemnly presided over his mock court Wednesday afternoon as Lawrence’s “finest citizens” waited in line to pay their $100 bonds and be dragged away by the sheriff, who dressed them in jail attire and locked them up. “Look sad,” commanded mock sheriff Archie Mills as representatives of a variety of businesses posed for mug shots from behind bars in Lawrence Riverfront Plaza’s food court.
KU, IU AGREE ON FOUR-YEAR SERIES
June 25, 1992
It looks as if a compromise has been reached in the Kansas-Indiana basketball stalemate. “We went from almost no chance of playing next year on CBS to a very good chance as it stands today,” Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick said this morning.
JAMISON LEFT UNDRAFTED
June 25, 1992
Kansas’ Alonzo Jamison was not selected in Wednesday night’s NBA draft. That doesn’t mean Jamison won’t get a shot at making a pro roster, KU coach Roy Williams said.
FARMER BECOMES SENATE CANDIDATE
June 25, 1992
An Easton man has announced his candidacy for the 3rd District seat in the Kansas Senate. Ed Sass, 46, is a farmer and works as the noxious weed director for Leavenworth County. He said his interest in government was triggered by his involvement in a group that worked for and received property tax relief from Unified School District 449 during the 1989-90 school year. He subsequently was elected to the school board in Easton. He also serves as treasurer for the Easton Township board, and was instrumental in starting a volunteer fire department in Alexander Township.
CREWS TO REMOVE URANIUM FROM SITE
June 25, 1992
The U.S. Defense Department will begin disposal of more than 350 barrels of depleted uranium from a DeSoto warehouse during the week of July 6. It will take about six weeks to complete the job.
KU GIVES APPROVAL FOR PRO-LIFE RALLY
June 25, 1992
A Kansas University committee Wednesday approved the request of Lawrence and state pro-life groups to hold a rally for as many as 20,000 people in Memorial Stadium on July 11. Lawrence Kansans for Life and Kansans for Life received permission from the University Events Committee after agreeing not to collect donations at the anti-abortion event.
KU SWIMMERS PLAN MEET AT LONE STAR
June 25, 1992
On a night better suited for aquatic life, the Douglas County Commission directed its staff Wednesday to work out an agreement for an aquatic meet sponsored by Kansas University at a county lake. The county will finalize details of the Sept. 26 meet at Lone Star Lake with the KU Swim Team. Chris Doyle, KU assistant swimming coach, asked commissioners for use of the lake from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. that day for the meet. The lake is about 10 miles southwest of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1. Doyle expects about 200 swimmers from Division I college programs to compete.
RAIL TRAIL COULD STAND MORE USE, SUPPORTERS SAY
June 25, 1992
Some have suggested the name “Red Fox Trail,” while others call it “Rails to Trails Bike Trail” or “Lawrence Rail Trail.” Whatever people call it, the year-and-a-half old, one-mile trail along the eastern edge of Haskell Indian Junior College isn’t used a lot.
S LAND REJECTED
June 25, 1992
Several western Lawrence residents complained Wednesday night to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission that the value of their new homes would drop substantially if an apartment complex goes up in their neighborhood. However, the commission refused the residents’ request to recommend downzoning of property owned by developer William Lemesany, saying it would be unfair to Lemesany, whose site plan for a 52-unit apartment complex already has been approved.
TO THE EDITOR FROM MAYOR ABOUT SEVIER KILLING BRINGS COMPLAINTS
June 25, 1992
The brother-in-law of a Native American man shot and killed by Lawrence police in 1991 is angry about a letter describing the incident written by Mayor Bob Schulte. Schulte’s explanation of the shooting is misleading and inaccurate, said Mark Gudenkauf, brother-in-law of shooting victim Gregory Sevier.
LECOMPTON IN SPOTLIGHT DURING TERRITORIAL DAY
June 25, 1992
Lecompton residents will celebrate their community’s role in shaping Kansas history during Territorial Day on Saturday. The Lecompton Campfire Boys and Girls will kick off the day with a pancake feed from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the community building. Softball and sand volleyball tournaments will get under way at 8 a.m. Frog and turtle races will start at 8:30 a.m. The festival will feature a horseshoe tournament at 9 a.m.
APPROVAL
June 25, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents today approved an 8 percent tuition increase for Kansas University students and endorsed a package of new financial aid programs. The board also passed a $20 per credit hour fee for students at the KU School of Law. The fee will begin in fall 1993.
S A HERO
June 25, 1992
Little wonder people are frightened about the status of our society when a prison sentence for a mobster responsible for uncounted deaths, and numerous other illegal practices, triggers a destructive New York protest “rally.” John Gotti has been moved into the nation’s most secure federal prison, in Marion, Ill., to serve a life sentence for a racketeering conviction. On June 23, a judge sentenced Gotti to prison for the rest of his life, but the mob leader assured his co-defendant, “We have just begun to fight.” The hearing touched off a violent protest outside the New York City courthouse, there were howls of “Free John Gotti,” and “We demand a fair trial.” A motor vehicle was overturned and windows of cars in the area were shattered. Eight police officers were injured. Reportedly several protesters were also hurt. Too bad there weren’t more of the latter, but of course that would have led to new causes celebre for the mob group.
STORMS DRENCH AREA, TURN OUT LIGHTS
June 25, 1992
Hurricane-strength gusts toppled trees and ripped flags off their poles in northern parts of Lawrence as a series of storms swept through the area Wednesday. Lloyd Hetrick, manager of services at Lawrence Municipal Airport, said flags were ripped off their poles and aircraft hangar doors were damaged during the storms.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 25, 1992
DISMISSALS Cheryl Leweke and baby boy, Olathe; Gwen Kilmer and baby boy, Lawrence.
RAIN PUSHES AREA FARMERS OUT OF FIELDS
June 25, 1992
Douglas County farmers had just started cutting wheat when Wednesday’s rain put a temporary halt to the harvest. Garry Keeler, agriculture agent with the Douglas County Extension Service, said only a small percentage of the area’s wheat crop was cut before the rain fell. “Now they have to wait for the ground to dry,” he said. “As soon as the combines can run on it, they’ll start cutting again.”
PLAY BEGINS FRIDAY IN MAINLINE CLASSIC
June 25, 1992
The Mainline Classic tennis tournament just can’t get much bigger. Approximately 340 players from 29 countries have signed up for the qualifying portion of the Mainline, the USTA circuit stop in Lawrence, tournament director and Kansas University men’s tennis coach Scott Perelman said.
PROGRAM SOWS CITIZENSHIP SEEDS
June 25, 1992
A group of local residents met Wednesday to begin preparing for a “magical moment” for Lawrence children and youth the opportunity to vote in this November’s general election. Lawrence is one of five Kansas communities participating in Kids Voting USA, a program that aims to develop good voting habits in U.S. citizens at an early age.
S SOME FIVESOME
June 25, 1992
Put Michael Jordan in sunny San Diego for any period of time and you know he’s going to fit golf into his schedule. “We played the last two days from afternoon until sundown,” reported Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams, who is in California this week helping the U.S. Olympic team prepare for the upcoming Games in Barcelona.
TOPEKAN SEEKS SEAT IN SENATE
June 25, 1992
Wesley E. Glenn, 36, has filed as a candidate for the 19th District seat in the state Senate. Glenn, a Topeka Republican, is an employee of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and a member of United Rubber Workers Union 307.
TONGANOXIE ATTORNEY FILES FOR SEAT IN 42ND DISTRICT
June 25, 1992
A Tonganoxie attorney has filed to run for the 42nd District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Michael Gibbens, 41, has lived in Tonganoxie for 10 years. He was an assistant Leavenworth County attorney for two years, and recently was one of three finalists for a Leavenworth County judgeship.
KSHSAA RULING TRIES TO ADDRESS SUMMER INEQUITY
June 25, 1992
Under current Kansas State High School Activities Assn. rules, baseball players can compete on summer teams virtually unchanged from the high school season. Volleyball players cannot.