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INFORMED CHOICE
March 13, 1992
To the editor: If our legislators truly believe in “choice” when it comes to abortion, why do they all oppose informed consent? The only way to make a responsible decision is with all the facts.
SALARY PRIORITIES
March 13, 1992
The state of Kansas can have all the buildings and programs its budget can accommodate, but if it doesn’t have good people to run those buildings and programs, it won’t mean a whole lot. Some Kansas legislators seem to be ignoring that fact as they consider salary issues for state employees, including university workers. Under the leadership of Sen. Gus Bogina, R-Shawnee, the Senate Ways and Means Committee has decided to strip pay increases for state employees from all the spending bills it considers. That includes the so-called “step increases” that employees earn on the basis of their job classification and years of employment. Committee members say they prefer to leave the entire salary issue until the end of the session when other state funding matters will be in sharper focus.
MARINOV SERVICES
March 13, 1992
Memorial services for Anna S. Marinov, 25, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Chadwick officiating. She died Sunday, March 8, 1992, at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Minsk, Russia, and was a sophomore at Kansas University.
LOCAL FIRM JOINS KCI CAB LAWSUIT
March 13, 1992
The president of a local company that shuttles travelers between Lawrence and Kansas City International Airport says a new ground transportation contract at KCI is anti-competitive and will hurt his business. For that reason, A-1 City Cab Shuttle Corp., Rt. 3, has joined four other firms in a federal lawsuit filed against Kansas City, Mo., alleging that Kansas City’s aviation department acted unfairly in negotiating a contract that favors one private transportation service. A hearing on the suit is expected within 60 days.
WORKSHOP PROVIDES NEW APPROACHES TO TEACHING GIRLS
March 13, 1992
Changing how educators teach math and science will mean that more girls will excel in those subjects, according to the dean of faculty at Westover Girls School in Middlebury, Conn. Ann Pollina presented a daylong workshop Thursday at the Northeast Kansas Education Service Center in Lecompton. She discussed how teachers and administrators can eliminate the disparity between boys’ and girls’ attitudes, achievements and self-esteem in the fields of math and science.
LHS BOYS ADVANCE AT STATE
March 13, 1992
Because it has a lot of guys playing a lot of defense, Lawrence High will be playing today when a lot of teams aren’t. The Lions reached tonight’s Class 6A state semifinal with a 59-43 first-round win over Shawnee Heights on Thursday at Wichita State’s Levitt Arena.
DAYTON POSSIBLE, SO IS MILWAUKEE, BUT WHO KNOWS
March 13, 1992
Only the NCAA knows when to say where. Consequently, everybody who cares will be tuned in to CBS-TV stations late Sunday afternoon for the announcement of the men’s basketball tournament bracket. Until then, nobody knows.
PREPARATION STARTING FOR VINLAND EVENT
March 13, 1992
Vinland community volunteers will begin working at 9 a.m. Saturday to prepare the fairgrounds exhibit building for the annual whole-hog sausage and pancake supper. The supper, a fund-raiser to benefit the Vinland Fair, is scheduled to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 21 in the heated exhibit building at the Vinland Fairgrounds, about 10 miles southeast of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1055.
PAULEY HITS BOARDS HARD
March 13, 1992
Eric Pauley accumulated a grand total of 10 rebounds through Kansas’ first six basketball games. That’s not many caroms for a shooting guard or small forward, much less a 6-foot-10, 210-pound center.
VANDALS DAMAGE AT LEASTCARS
March 13, 1992
Vandals have been using vehicles parked in North Lawrence as unlikely canvases for spray paint, Lawrence police reported. Police reported that between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. Thursday, at least six vehicles parked in North Lawrence were sprayed with black paint. Damage was estimated at $2,000.
LOCAL WOMAN RECEIVES AWARD
March 13, 1992
Sandee Crowther, director of staff development for the Lawrence school district, has been selected to receive a Phi Delta Kappa 1992 Gerald Howard Read International Seminar Scholarship. Crowther, a member of the Kansas University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, was awarded the scholarship to support her interest in comparative and international education and to recognize her outstanding service to Phi Delta Kappa, which is a professional education fraternity.
CIVIL CASES FILED
March 13, 1992
A former Kansas University student has filed suit in Douglas County District Court against a Missouri medical firm that she alleges misdiagnosed her physical condition. Robin Dibble, Johnson County, is suing Litton Laboratory, Blue Springs, Mo., for what she claims was negligence on the firm’s part when it diagnosed a tissue sample of hers as containing human papilloma virus, which can cause cancer. The suit alleges the tissue sample was taken by a physician at Watkins Health Center at KU. Based on the diagnosis, Dibble had gynecological surgery as a safeguard against contracting cancer, according to the suit and Jerry Levy, her attorney. Levy said Dibble later took slides of her tissue samples to an expert at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, who told her she did not have the virus. Dibble’s suit seeks more than $50,000 in damages.
DAVOL EMPLOYEES REJECT UNION BID
March 13, 1992
Anti-union employees of Davol Inc. said they were celebrating their lop-sided victory in a plantwide vote that rejected representation by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. “There is excitement in the plant,” said Wanda Jessepe, a manufacturing trainer who helped tabulate ballots into the wee hours this morning.
COUNTY FACES LIGHT AGENDA
March 13, 1992
After a three-hour meeting Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission faces a light agenda Monday. The commission will consider an agreement with Lawrence Select Soccer Teams Inc. for the soccer group’s use of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Sandra Shaw of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center also will update the commission on the center’s revised 1992 budget.
LONG-TERM STRATEGY CAN MODERATE RISK, FUND EXECUTIVES SAY
March 13, 1992
The sharp drop in interest rates last year gave many people cause to consider investment options other than bank deposits, two executives of Waddell & Reed Financial Services said Thursday. “It is a time for people to re-evaluate their investment position, particularly people who are in a fixed-rate position,” said Carl Shortino, Waddell & Reed’s vice president for marketing.
PARKING PAYOFF
March 13, 1992
They are the bane of downtown shoppers: the little yellow tickets fining drivers $1 for overstaying the time on the parking meter. But they are also a boon to taxpayers, says Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen, because the fines help maintain downtown features such as trees, benches and parking lots.
DEVELOPER WANTS TO RAZE FRAT HOUSE, BUILD CONDOS
March 13, 1992
The owner of the vacant concrete husk at Ninth Street and Emery Road has plans to raze the structure that once was home to the Theta Chi fraternity and build condominiums. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider approving a site plan for the first of two condominium buildings intended for the property.
UNUSUAL STRUCTURES SPOTLIGHT OF LPA PROGRAM
March 13, 1992
The hyperbolic-paraboloid house at 934 W. 21st will be among local structures featured in a Lawrence Preservation Alliance public education program set for March 21. The program, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., will explore “the 10 most unusual buildings in Lawrence,” according to Nicolette Bromberg, LPA member organizing the event.
FOR THE RECORD
March 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Stereo equipment, seven football helmets and miscellaneous items, valued together on a police report at $4,802, were taken between 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday from a residence in the 1000 block of East 24th.
CITY TO DISCUSS REPORT ON POLICE
March 13, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners finally will have a chance to hash over a report examining the policies and practices of the Lawrence Police Department with its authors at their meeting Tuesday. Drafted by the Lawrence Police Peer Review Committee, the report offers several recommendations on improving police training, recruiting and public relations.
MAN DENIES STATEMENT ON FATALITY
March 13, 1992
A Lawrence man who gave a detailed account to local law enforcement officers about the 1990 hit-and-run death of a Native American man testified at a court hearing Thursday that he gave the statement under duress and that he did not recall the events surrounding the accident. During a preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court, Donald J. Ray Jr., 21, Lawrence, said investigators pressured him to say he was riding in a vehicle driven by his friend Marvin Schaal, 19, Lawrence, that struck Christopher Bread late March 1 or early March 2, 1990. Bread died March 2 shortly after being struck.
FOR SM WEST
March 13, 1992
The stakes just went up. Lawrence High, which had its hopes for a Sunflower League boys basketball championship dashed by Shawnee Mission West in the regular season, will face those same Vikings at 8:15 tonight. On the line this time is a berth to the Class 6A state championship game.
DOWNTOWN PLAN HEADED TO CITY
March 13, 1992
After collecting information from neighborhood and city groups, authors and advocates of a report aimed at boosting the economic health of downtown Lawrence will present the document Tuesday to Lawrence city commissioners. “This presentation should be a non-event, everybody knows so much about it already,” said Bob Georgeson, chair of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force that wrote the report.
BACK ON THE TRAIN GANG
March 13, 1992
A gang has invaded eastern Kansas, but it’s not the kind that law enforcement is concerned about. This gang, which numbers more than 120 members, is not known by an intimidating name such as “Crips” or “Bloods” but is designated by a number 9001.