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June 28, 1992
Architect Dan Rockhill surveyed the interior of one of two cottages under construction just north of the historic Priestly House, 1505 Ky. Much remains to be accomplished, he said during a recent tour, before tenants move in Wednesday, but the unit will be ready. Rockhill’s company, Rockhill Associates, has done the design and construction work on the “Priestly House Compound,” which includes renovating the historic home into two apartments and building two detached cottages, each of which will be one rental unit.
TWO FRONT DOORS FACILITATE APARTMENT PLAN
June 28, 1992
Fortunately, the old house had two front doors, for thereby hinges the plan that turned the historic Priestly House into two apartments. Architect Dan Rockhill, of Rockhill and Associates, which has done the design and renovation work on the “Priestly House Compound,” said the historic home was pretty much gutted before renovation work began.
WILLIAMS
June 28, 1992
Many were surprised when Oklahoma State’s Byron Houston, listed as 6-foot-7 in last year’s Cowboy media guide, shrunk to 6-4 just before the NBA draft. “I was shocked when I heard that,” KU coach Roy Williams said of Houston, the NBA champion Chicago Bulls’ No. 1 pick. “They could have said 6-5 and maybe I’d believe it. Of course the pro people are gonna say a lot of things to try to save some money.”
FARMER SURVIVES ANGER, FURIOUS FLORIDA JUNIOR SENDS AUSSIE PACKING FOR SECOND TIME INMONTH
June 28, 1992
One was named Furious. The other was just mad. In the end it was Scott Farmer who survived a three-hour, 12-mood swing match Saturday against Cruise Furious and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mainline Classic qualifying draw.
LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE LIST HITS RECORD
June 28, 1992
A record number of Libertarian Party candidates will be on the Kansas ballot in November. Six Lawrence candidates are running for a variety of seats, including county commissioner, state senator, U.S. senator and U.S. representative. The increase in the number of candidates comes after a petition drive by party members to get the Libertarian Party listed as a third party on the ballot. Such a listing has never happened in Kansas, said a release from the Kansas Libertarian Party.
NOW 33, JELTZ WOULD GO BACK TO PRO BALL IN RIGHT SITUATION
June 28, 1992
For most professional baseball players, the thought of leaving the game is a sad one. So it is for Lawrence native Steve Jeltz. Jeltz, who played at various levels of professional baseball for 11 years, is spending his first summer away from the game.
GAINING INSIGHT INTO NATURE
June 28, 1992
“Red-tail!” The seven Native American high school students stop picking up tree branches in the wetlands area and look over at one of their instructors.
RAIDERS IN SEMIS DESPITE 11-6 LOSS
June 28, 1992
The Lawrence Raiders didn’t need to beat the Topeka Express Saturday night at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium, and it’s a good thing. The Raiders were outhit 13-3 and committed five errors en route to an 11-6 loss.
AIRWAVES COME ALIVE IN HAM RADIO CONTEST
June 28, 1992
At 1 p.m Saturday, generators at Wells Overlook Park kicked in and Douglas County Amateur Radio Club members began scanning the airwaves for fellow hams. At 1:07 p.m., they tallied their first points in the nationwide Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day when a station in northern Florida answered Bob Rainbolt’s morse code transmission.
CROWDS COME OUT FOR TERRITORIAL DAY
June 28, 1992
People of every age could find something of interest at Saturday’s Territorial Day celebration, an annual all-day event celebrating Lecompton’s role in the history of Kansas and the United States with contests, concessions sales and displays. Antique car enthusiasts chose to lounge in lawn chairs under the shade of large trees as their polished Studebakers, Fords and Plymouths, among others, gleamed under the June sun.
OFFICER RECOVERING AT LMH AFTER FIGHT
June 28, 1992
A local police officer who suffered bruised and broken ribs when he was thrown against a moving police car during a fight early Saturday morning at a local restaurant remained in Lawrence Memorial Hospital Saturday night in fair condition, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest. Dalquest said a second officer who was injured in the same incident was treated at the hospital for bruises and released.
S SITE TOP AGENDA
June 28, 1992
For the third Monday this month, the Douglas County Commission will review budget items and meet in executive session on the juvenile detention center site. The meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room on the second floor of the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
S FAMILY SEARCHES FORVOICE
June 28, 1992
Shannon Butler is a little young to understand bureaucratic red tape, but the 6-year-old girl is old enough to find herself entangled in it. Shannon, the daughter of Karl and Judy Butler of Baldwin, is developmentally disabled and unable to speak as a result of a series of health problems. After an evaluation of Shannon’s condition earlier this year, the Capper Foundation in Topeka recommended a device called the VOIS 160 so the Baldwin Elementary School first-grader can communicate with her family, teachers and classmates.
POLICE CAR CONTRACT DEALS FITS TO DEALER
June 28, 1992
The city displayed a “Terminator”-like attitude toward local dealerships when it purchased cars to replace the Lawrence Police Department’s “Robocop” patrol vehicles, a local dealer says. This summer, Lawrence police are retiring their Chevrolet Caprice patrol cars which are derisively known by some officers as “Robocop” cars because of their unconventional design and bringing on line 11 new Ford Crown Victorias purchased from Shawnee Mission Ford Inc.
20 QUILTS
June 28, 1992
Standing in front of “Hockomock,” a contemporary quilt by Ruth McDowell, one sees both the overall design of the piece and the intricate set of cloth patches that make up its central image. From far back, the quilt looks like a park where Georges Seurat might have spent his Sundays. The tall trees break up the image into near-panels. Up close, the viewer discovers that the quilt patches work much the same way as Seurat’s pointilist dots: The images arise from the meshing of hundreds of small pieces of fabric sewn together.
REISSUES SPICE MUSIC SELECTIONS
June 28, 1992
The bumper crop of reissues spurred in the past 10 years by the successful commercial exploition of the compact disc continues to provide nourishing yields. The latest harvest brought to market, the Milan label’s “Le Hot Club de France Archive Series,” promises to enrich us through previously unreleased performances that for decades have been stowed away in the club’s vaults. The storied Hot Club was formed in the early 1930s to promote traditional jazz and other aspects of American black culture like blues. A highly dedicated confederation of solipsistic partisans who to this day have mostly rejected bebop and other more recent developments flowing from it, the Hot Club has promulgated newsletters, sponsored radio broadcasts, filmed live performances and issued records.
WOODLING COLUMN
June 28, 1992
Four-year series between KU, IU becomes official Notes and quotes while wondering if Fidel Castro will declare a national holiday if Cuba beats the U.S. Dream Team today…
FOR THE RECORD
June 28, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
S BEST IN CITIZEN BEE
June 28, 1992
Four years after he went to Washington, D.C., for the National Spelling Bee, Lawrence resident Cyrus Mody now is back in the nation’s capital to compete in the National Citizen Bee. Mody, who will be a senior at Lawrence High School this fall, placed first in the state Citizen Bee contest in April, which qualified him to represent Kansas in the national bee. The state’s second-place finisher also will compete in the national contest, which is being held today and Monday.
CLOSEST THREAT COLBERT STANDS SIX BACK
June 28, 1992
Only Gibby Gilbert can keep himself from winning the Southwestern Bell Classic. “It’s my tournament to win or lose. If I lose now, shame on me,” Gilbert, a 51-year-old Tennessee native, said after firing a 5-under-par 65 on Saturday at Loch Lloyd Country Club.
FUN FLOURISHES AT ANNUAL FIESTA
June 28, 1992
For some adults, it was a time for meeting with friends or to watch performances by Mexican dancers in colorful costumes. For many youths, it was a chance to play school carnival-type games or toss confetti-filled eggs at each other. And for an area congresswoman seeking re-election, it was an opportunity to work the crowd and drum up votes.
SONGWRITER EMERGES FROM HIS OWN WORLD
June 28, 1992
Freedy Johnston is the unlikeliest of pop and country singers. Born in Kinsley, Johnston spent six years in Lawrence and another three in New York City, writing and recording songs in the privacy of his own home, not daring to take a stab at performing them for the general public.
CTBI HELPS RESTOCK LABOR POOL
June 28, 1992
Not so very long ago, a proficient typist who could take shorthand and balance the books by hand would have been a hot commodity in the local job market. But today, thanks to computerization and other advances in office technology, those same skills alone won’t get a job applicant through the door.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 28, 1992
BIRTHS Myk and Rene Barta, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.