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June 27, 1992
Incumbent Republicans seeking seats in the 1993 Kansas Legislature outlined key issues that may be addressed next year, and a retiring local state senator said the last legislative session was unparalleled. “I’ve seen quite a bit, but never have I seen a session like this,” state Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, said of the 1992 legislative session. “We got things done … that will be taken care of for the next 10 years.”
CANDIDATE WHO HAD TO QUIT JOB CRITICIZES RULES ON RUNNING
June 27, 1992
Although three local candidates with Kansas University ties are running for seats in the Kansas Legislature, only one had to quit her job to enter the race. Neva Entrikin, who had been office supervisor of the Spencer Museum of Art, resigned from her job Tuesday when she filed for the 46th District House seat. State law required her to resign from her job when she filed to run for the office.
CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION GETS NEW TOOL
June 27, 1992
State officials have taken a cue from the FBI in their effort to catch people who aren’t paying child support. This month, Kansas social workers submitted a “most wanted” poster to a national child support enforcement organization and it was released nationally.
JOYCE BARKSDALE
June 27, 1992
Services for Joyce Galloway Barksdale, 62, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Second Christian Church with the Rev. Paul Winn Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barksdale died Friday, June 26, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BERTIE E. BONEY
June 27, 1992
Services for Bertie E. Boney, 81, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Boney died Friday, June 26, 1991, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
GREEN SORRY AD LEAVING
June 27, 1992
On March 31, Kansas assistant Jerry Green signed a five-year contract to become head basketball coach at Oregon University. Less than three months later, the man who hired Green, Bill Byrne, was named athletic director at Nebraska.
POLICE ARREST KIDNAP SUSPECT
June 27, 1992
Lawrence police today arrested a 30-year-old Lenexa woman who is a suspect in a Lenexa kidnapping case. Lt. Charles Greer said Lenexa police recently contacted Lawrence police about the woman. Greer said Lawrence police arrested the woman about 1:15 a.m. today in a northwest Lawrence residence.
PLAN FOR FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST HAS MERIT, SAY LOCAL OFFICIALS, BUT COSTQUESTION
June 27, 1992
Local law enforcement authorities say a proposal to hire a forensic pathologist for northeast Kansas is a good idea, but they’re split on whether Douglas County should chip in for such a specialist. Saying that a shortage of forensic pathologists qualified to conduct autopsies is delaying criminal investigations, officials in several counties and cities have discussed the possibility of hiring a specialist who would serve a wide area.
BUSINESS TAKES CITY TO COURT
June 27, 1992
The owners of an Iowa Street business went to court Friday seeking a restraining order and temporary injunction against the city of Lawrence to halt the condemnation of their property so a frontage road could be constructed to serve the planned Wal-Mart store. Richard J. and Sherryl L. Wright, who own and operate Wright’s Wallcoverings at 3216 Iowa, filed the petition in Douglas County District Court. The Wrights are asking the court to permanently prohibit the city from using the power of eminent domain to acquire their property. The Wright’s contend the city cannot rely on eminent domain in this case because the land acquisition is not for a public purpose.
INMATE FACING ROBBERY CHARGES
June 27, 1992
A 24-year-old state prison inmate made a first appearance Friday in Douglas County District Court on charges alleging he robbed six Lawrence businesses in late 1990. Jose A. Cardona, who is serving a prison sentence on Saline County charges in the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, appeared after being arrested Thursday on a warrant charging him with six felony counts of aggravated robbery.
LOCAL TRAIL HELPS LINK EAST AND WEST
June 27, 1992
One step at a time, hiking and biking enthusiasts are developing a section of trail at Clinton State Park that will link east and west in the first coast-to-coast recreational trail. Carl Ringler, Clinton State Park trail coordinator, has designed most of the trail that will make up about 35 miles of the 4,835-mile transcontinental American Discovery Trail. The trail’s 570-mile route through Kansas closely follows the Santa Fe Trail corridor.
TWO OFFICERS INJURED IN ARREST ALTERCATION
June 27, 1992
An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and two Lawrence police officers were injured when a fight broke out after police were called to a restaurant disturbance early this morning. Police Lt. Charles Greer said officers were called to Hardee’s Restaurant, 23rd and Iowa, about a disturbance and removed two men from the restaurant. When officers took the men outside, other people followed and a crowd formed, Greer said.
75 YEARS OF ROTARY
June 27, 1992
The phrase “Think globally, act locally” hadn’t been coined when the Lawrence Rotary Club formed 75 years ago. Nevertheless, the slogan seems fitting for the civic group, which for decades has emphasized both local community service and cultural exchanges with people around the globe.
CORRECTION
June 27, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, a statement by state Rep. Joann Flower in Wednesday’s Journal-World saying she has yet to recognize Kansas University as an institution of higher learning was incorrect. Flower said she is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, which she jokingly said “has yet to recognize KU as an institute of higher learning.”
IN LEAVENWORTH, PRISON SYSTEM GOES PRIVATE
June 27, 1992
The Leavenworth-Lansing area welcomed its sixth correctional facility Friday morning, only this center isn’t like the others. The Corrections Corporation of America Leavenworth Detention Center, scheduled to begin housing prisoners Tuesday, is the first privately operated maximum security prison in the country, and it is the first prison the U.S. Marshals Service has privately contracted.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 27, 1992
BIRTHS Stashia Sheets and Brian Hardman, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
June 27, 1992
Mike Wolf just wants to have fun. That’s the goal of the former Kansas tennis standout during the Mainline Classic. Wolf entered the Mainline qualifying at the last minute.
ELLEN HENRY
June 27, 1992
Services for Ellen Christman Henry, Webster Groves, 2-year-old daughter of former Lawrence, Kan., residents Rick and Molly Henry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church here with the Rev. James Moll officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis. Ellen died Thursday, June 25, 1992.
SATURDAY COLUMN
June 27, 1992
There isn’t much debate about Kansas University being the outstanding comprehensive research university in the Big Eight Conference. In fact, KU is one of the nation’s finest state-aided comprehensive research institutions. There may be some particualr department at another Big Eight school that is superior to the same department at KU on Mount Oread or at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., but overall, the excellence of KU is recognized by numerous independent, knowledgeable observers.
LL ONLY ADD TO CLUB TRADITION
June 27, 1992
Danny Manning was tailor-made for the traditional Boston Celtic basketball format, but things could change drastically by the time he gets with them, if he ever does. The Los Angeles Clippers star told the Journal-World’s Drew Hartsock that he grew up hating the Celtics but now if he could pick any NBA team, it would be the Celts. Manning will score, rebound, dish off, play defense, block shots, or all of the above.
PARADE WILL START HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
June 27, 1992
A parade, music and fireworks are in store for Lawrence residents during Independence Day festivities July 4. The United Veterans Organization of Douglas County will hold its second annual parade and concert with the theme, “An old-fashioned 4th of July.”