Archive for Wednesday, March 11, 1992

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MANAGER, 24, FOILS ROBBERY OF LIQUOR STORE
March 11, 1992
A 24-year-old Lawrence man said he wasn’t the least bit scared Tuesday night when he foiled an armed robbery at the liquor store he manages. “If I would have known the gun was a real gun, I think I would have been scared,” the manager of Patterson Retail Liquor, 846 Ill., said this morning.
DOLE DEFLECTIONS
March 11, 1992
To the editor: Ever notice that when we do something embarassing or that we are a little uneasy about, we all try to deflect attention in another direction? Well it seems to me our Sen. Robert Dole is doing just that.
FLAWS IN THE PICTURE
March 11, 1992
To the editor: The police just closed a crack house, and the chief says a spate of recent robberies and home invasions may be traceable to local addicts.
CAUSING RIFT IN CAPITOL
March 11, 1992
A dispute is festering in the Statehouse over how to spend what some officials see as a $78 million “windfall” to the state treasury. A Johnson County legislator says he disagrees with Gov. Joan Finney’s budget plan for the funds, which uses increases in federal funding to the state’s mental health facilities to help prop up the base budgets of several state agencies.
AD GIRDS FOR LONG WEEKEND
March 11, 1992
Bob Frederick, you might say, will shift from the Big Eight to the Big Nine this weekend. If the Big Eight Conference really is the best in college basketball this season, then the Big Nine will make that judgment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City.
FOR THE RECORD
March 11, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
UNITED WAY LEADER HAS LAWRENCE TIES
March 11, 1992
The new interim president of the embattled United Way of America is a 1954 Kansas University business school graduate. Kenneth W. Dam, IBM vice president for law and external relations, was named interim director of the national organization of the United Way last week after president William Aramony resigned.
ANNA MARINOV
March 11, 1992
Services are pending for Anna S. Marinov, 25, Lawrence, at Rumsey Funeral Home. She died Sunday, March 8, 1992, at her home. The body was cremated.
KU EMPLOYEE LIKELY TO SEEK HOUSE SEAT
March 11, 1992
A Kansas University classified employee is expected to announce Thursday she will seek the Republican nomination for the Kansas House 46th District seat. Neva Entrikin, office supervisor for KU’s Spencer Art Museum and a member of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System’s board of trustees, today said she would announce at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Douglas County clerk’s office that she would run for “a public office.”
APPROVAL
March 11, 1992
MidAmerican Corp., the Johnson County-based holding company that owns First National Bank of Lawrence, has cleared another hurdle in its quest to acquire Lawrence National Bank. During a hearing Tuesday, Johnson County District Judge Sam K. Bruner approved MidAmerican’s proposed acquisition of LNB. Bruner’s approval was required because he is overseeing the probate of the estate of Kansas City businessman Robert F. Brozman, which owns controlling interest in LNB.
CENTRAL AMERICA THE FOCUS OF SPECIAL EVENT
March 11, 1992
Several Lawrence organizations have worked together to organize “Central America Week 1992: Lives in the Balance,” a seven-day event scheduled to begin March 22. Liz Maggard, a member of the committee that organized the event, said local groups have sponsored various events in the past to mark the March 24, 1980, assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador.
KU GRAD TAKES ROLE IN SEARCH FOR MIAS IN VIETNAM
March 11, 1992
A 1990 Kansas University graduate is playing a role in the arduous process of recovering the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Vietnam War. U.S. Army Maj. Gary S. Patton, 34, who earned a master’s degree in journalism from KU, is handling the media relations work for the U.S. joint task force that is seeking a full accounting of the 2,267 missing servicemen in Southeast Asia. Of that total, 1,095 soldiers are confirmed dead, and 1,172 are missing. All are in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia and Laos.
A PENCHANT FOR HELPING
March 11, 1992
Ken Howard, a Lawrence resident, seems to have a gift for being in the right place at the right time. On Saturday, the 23-year-old Howard, helped a Sudanese woman who was involved in an accident about 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 near just east of Lawrence. Nour Sinada, Manhattan, was going to Kansas City International airport to pick up her husband when she lost control of her car, which overturned.
EUDORA STUDENTS HEADED TO CAPITAL
March 11, 1992
A group of Eudora High School students will get a firsthand look at Kansas government during Close Up Kansas, a four-day program in which students will meet with the governor and interview their state legislators. Don Grosdidier’s government students will be among 142 teen-agers from 18 Kansas communities to take part in the program, which is scheduled to run from Sunday through next Wednesday.
JUDGE SETS HEARING ON RESTRAINING ORDER
March 11, 1992
Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone has set a hearing at 9 a.m. April 3 on a Lawrence attorney’s request for a restraining order against the Kansas Revenue Department’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Attorney Don Strole is asking that the ABC be restrained “from approaching any person in a bar or other establishment serving alcoholic beverages to request that they produce identification, unless the request is accompanied by a statement or warning that the person confronted has a right to refuse to cooperate.”
NEW PARKING TICKETS SLATED FOR MAY DEBUT
March 11, 1992
Lawrence parking officers could be using a new, computerized parking ticket system to tag parking violators by the beginning of May, according to Assistant City Manager Rod Bremby. The system features a hand-held personal computer that prints tickets after parking control officers punch in data about a parking offender. The data later can be downloaded into a computer system.
T INTEREST KU CHANCELLOR
March 11, 1992
The presidents of the three largest universities in Kansas are on a list of 145 possible candidates for presidency of the University of Wisconsin system. Among the candidates were Gene Budig, chancellor of Kansas University, Warren Armstrong, president of Wichita State University, and Jon Wefald, president of Kansas State University.
COLD WEATHER AIDS DRILLING PROJECT ON TRAFFICWAY ROUTE
March 11, 1992
Although last week’s rain kept a Lenexa engineering company from its appointed rounds, the recent cold weather has been ideal for drilling soil samples along the South Lawrence Trafficway route. Terracon Cos. is drilling soil samples at intervals along the pathe of the proposed trafficway to get a clearer picture of the soil composition along the 14.1-mile route.
COMMITTEE BALKS AT ESTABLISHING NATIVE AMERICAN ADVISORY GROUP
March 11, 1992
State Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, said today that he hopes the Kansas House will take up a proposal to establish a Native American advisory committee. During a meeting last week with Haskell Indian Junior College students, Winter and Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, announced their plans to create the state advisory group. Winter and Praeger said communication could be improved between the state and its Native American residents.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS SWEEP CITIZEN BEE
March 11, 1992
Lawrence High School students Tuesday swept the regional Citizen Bee, taking first, second and third place by demonstrating their knowledge of U.S. history, geography, economics, politics, culture and current events. Cyrus Mody, an LHS junior, grabbed the top spot by scoring highest in both the oral and written portions of the contest. Britton Palmberg, a senior, took second, and Adam Hefty, also a senior, took third. Joshua Pollack served as alternate for LHS.
CREWS CLEAN UP AREA
March 11, 1992
A stretch of Douglas County’s “Scenic River Road” is indeed more scenic these days thanks to a cooperative effort to clean it up. Last month the county’s public works department and Lecompton Township workers picked up and hauled 37 tons of trash and discarded items from a hilly and winding 1 -mile section of Township Road 2190N, also known as the Scenic River Road, in extreme northwest Douglas County.
1991 WINNER OF NOBEL PRIZE SETS LECTURE ON ECONOMICS
March 11, 1992
The 1991 Nobel Prize winner in economics whose ideas have revolutionized the study of market economics is scheduled to lecture March 24 at Kansas University. Ronald Coase, professor emeritus of the University of Chicago law school, will discuss “On Receiving the Nobel Prize” at 6 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union. The lecture is free to the public.
HELEN E. SHAW
March 11, 1992
Memorial services for Helen E. Shaw, 93, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chapel with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Cremation was planned. She died Tuesday, March 10, 1992, at Presbyterian Manor.
DOROTHY MAE BROWN
March 11, 1992
Dorothy Mae Brown, 75, died Monday, March 9, 1992, at her home southwest of Baldwin. The body was cremated, and no services were planned. She was born Feb. 5, 1917, to Fred and Josephine Denton Smith. She was a resident of the Baldwin area for many years.
S WRITINGS BRING CIVIL WAR TO LIFE
March 11, 1992
The life of a young Civil War soldier from Kansas springs from the pages of his small, red “Day Book,” which sat inconspicuously for years in Baker University’s Old Castle Museum. Brenda Day, museum curator, currently is transcribing the well-worn diary and marveling at the details it provides about the Civil War era. She started the work about a month ago and expects to finish within the next few weeks.
OVER
March 11, 1992
Although he was on the losing side of a battle Tuesday to restore pay increases for state employees to funding bills, state Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, says he’ll fight on. “We’ll get back to it. The fight isn’t over. We’ll fight another day,” Winter said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 11, 1992
DISMISSALS Pauline Ekpo and baby boy, Lawrence; Patricia Waldo and baby girl, Lawrence.
OFFICIALS SEEK PARKWAY, HASKELL SUPPORT
March 11, 1992
Lawrence city officials met with members of the Kansas congressional delegation Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to drum up funding for the Eastern Parkway and express concern for preserving Haskell Indian Junior College’s budget. They left Washington, however, with little more than assurances that the lawmakers would consider Lawrence’s needs.
S RELAY TEAM
March 11, 1992
Only as a last resort did Kansas’ 3,200 track relay team trek to Ames, Iowa, last weekend. Not only did the Jayhawks’ Jason Teal, Dan Waters, Michael Cox and Jon Handy qualify for the NCAA Indoor at the Last Chance meet, but they also, surprisingly, set an American record in the event.
MILDRED C. ROSS
March 11, 1992
Services are pending for Mildred Christine Ross, 88, Baldwin, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. She died Tuesday, March 10, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MCLOUTH JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS NAMED TO HONOR ROLL
March 11, 1992
Officials at McLouth Junior-Senior High School recently released the names of students on the first-semester honor roll. The students are: Seventh Grade