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PRUDENT SENATOR MOVE
March 30, 1992
It is to the credit of the group of U.S. senators who have rejected a special counsel’s request for the Senate to compel three news agencies to identify confidential sources, produce documents and answer other questions involving confidence with sources. The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Ky., and the ranking Republican on the panel, Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, both denied the request to enforce subpoenas.
ENVIRONMENTAL POST FILLED AT KU CAMPUS
March 30, 1992
Michael J. Russell, hazardous materials coordinator for Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, has been hired as the new environmental health and safety officer at Kansas University. Russell will begin work April 15. His duties will include management of hazardous waste materials on campus and education of university personnel in the proper use and disposal of hazardous substances.
FULL CITIZENSHIP GETS $30,000 GRANT
March 30, 1992
Full Citizenship Inc., a Lawrence organization that works with people with disabilities, has received a $30,000 grant through The Funding Partnership, a coalition of foundations headed by The Dole Foundation on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Full Citizenship will use the grant to provide consultation, technical assistance and seminars to employers to ensure employer satisfaction with the work of their employees with disabilities.
KU GETS PLEDGE OF $30,000
March 30, 1992
Charles (Cub) and Mary (Molly) Tanner Baer of Lawrence have pledged $30,000 for scholarships to benefit students majoring in architecture at Kansas University, Del Shankel, executive vice chancellor for the Lawrence campus, announced today. The pledge will establish the Edward W. Tanner Scholarship Fund at the KU Endowment Association for the School of Architecture and Urban Design. The fund honors Edward Tanner, Mary Baer’s late father, who, in 1916, was KU’s first architectural engineering graduate.
OPAL L. HULL
March 30, 1992
Services for Opal Lee Hull, 74, Rt. 2, Baldwin, are pending with the Taylor Funeral Home in Leonard, Tex. Mrs. Hull, a former resident of Leonard, died Sunday, March 29, 1992, at her home.
FOR THE RECORD
March 30, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Two Plexiglas advertising screens, valued together on a police report at $1,000, were taken between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday from a double-decker bus owned by Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent. The bus, parked near the bookstore, received $100 in damage during the theft. Bill Muggy, bookstore owner, said this morning that he’s offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the prosecution of people involved in the incident.
S JUVENILE CENTER
March 30, 1992
The director of Reno County Youth Services in Hutchinson today was named as the director of the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center that will be built in Lawrence. The director, Pam Weigand, 32, was called “the absolute, best candidate we could have considered,” by Douglas County Commission Chairman Mark Buhler. She was selected over 74 other applicants and will earn $42,000 a year as director.
CITY RECEIVES NEARLY AN INCH OF RAIN
March 30, 1992
Lawrence continues to slog through March after receiving close to an inch of rain this weekend. From Friday night through 7 a.m. today, the city absorbed 0.84 of an inch of rain. The precipitation brought the month’s unofficial total to 3.60 inches, well above the norm of 2.50 inches.
FOR MANY, LHS NOT LAST SCHOOL STOP
March 30, 1992
If last year’s Lawrence High School seniors followed through on plans made last spring, more than two-thirds of them are receiving a post-secondary education. According to the Kansas Department of Education, 60 percent of 1991 LHS seniors surveyed last spring said they planned to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of 1991. Another 5.3 percent said they planned to attend a two-year college, and 4.2 percent planned to attend a vocational-technical school or other post-secondary institution.
KU AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
March 30, 1992
Kansas University’s Office of Study Abroad has announced KU scholarship winners for study in eight countries. Students received the awards for spring 1992 and full-year programs beginning in spring 1992. Programs represented are in Costa Rica, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Israel, Italy and South Korea.
SMALL TOWNS COMPETE FOR NEA FUNDING
March 30, 1992
Rural arts organizers are probably more worried about how they can tap into the National Endowment for the Arts than the controversies surrounding some of the material the NEA funded. “We had the impression that the NEA was for the major cities in the United States and the major companies like the New York City Ballet and the Philharmonic,” said Lori Sims, executive director of the Scott County Arts Council in western Kansas. “They had no idea that the NEA had a connection locally, that they have all these little programs. Now that we know about them, we’re grant-hungry.”
OUTGOING NEA CHIEF FIGHTS FOR FUTURE OF ARTS GROUP
March 30, 1992
John E. Frohnmayer said he takes little joy in the defeat of one of his critics in the presidential primaries. During a Sunday news conference at the Eisenhower Center in Abilene, Frohnmayer said the White House asked him to resign his job as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts in late February, in part because of the success of Patrick Buchanan in the New Hampshire primary.
FIRE ON SATURDAY DESTROYS GARAGE
March 30, 1992
A fire, apparently started by a charcoal grill, burned a garage to the ground in Eudora on Saturday, according to Eudora Police Chief Bill Long. Three children, ages 8, 10 and 11, were watching television in the wooden garage at 638 Elm and using a grill for heat, Long said. A spark from the grill apparently ignited the garage at about 1 p.m.
KU STUDENT ORDERED TO TRIAL IN THEFT
March 30, 1992
A Kansas University student was ordered this morning to stand trial on seven counts of felony theft in connection with a theft last fall of a locker room in KU’s Allen Fieldhouse. Authorities said thousands of dollars in team equipment and personal property was taken from the locker room, which was being used by the visiting men’s basketball team from Central Missouri State University.
AUCTION RAISES $7,500 FOR PROJECT
March 30, 1992
Cher and Judge Joseph Wapner are among the celebrities who helped the Douglas County AIDS Project raise $7,500 Sunday afternoon at its Celebrity Auction. An autographed photo of Wapner, of People’s Court fame, went for $90, and an autographed photo of Cher sold for $130. Two prints from local artist Elizabeth (Grandma) Layton sold for $450 each, and two basketballs autographed by both Kansas University basketball coaches Marian Washington and Roy Williams sold for $120 and $150.
STATE MAY TAKE ON FEDERAL PARKS
March 30, 1992
Parks operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton and Perry lakes are among federal recreation areas that may be switched to state control to save federal tax dollars. In 1989, the assistant secretary for the Army for civil works directed the corps to develop a plan for saving money while maintaining and enhancing recreational opportunities at federal lakes. After completing a nationwide study, the corps approached governors of five states in January 1991 regarding the possible transfer of some corps-operated recreational areas to state operation.
CHANGES IN CITY SEAL FIND LITTLE SUPPORT
March 30, 1992
A bolder, more contemporary city seal, proposed by Mayor Bob Walters, drew lukewarm responses from Lawrence city commissioners when polled this morning. “I’m not very fond of the one that’s proposed as the replacement,” said Commissioner Bob Schulte. “It doesn’t look like a city seal to me. I don’t like it enough to change it.”
LHS BASEBALL SEASON OPENS
March 30, 1992
Lawrence High baseball coach Lynn Harrod is looking for an answer. As Harrod’s team opens its season Tuesday at Kansas City Rockhurst, the roster contains plenty of speed and pitching, but what about chemistry? The Lions return only one position starter.
CRIMSON GIRLS PROMOTE ROYALS WITH COMMERCIAL
March 30, 1992
Although “Basic Instinct” may be one of the hottest movies out right now, officials for the Kansas City Royals and WDAF-TV in Kansas City say that the next hot piece of film could be this season’s Royals commercial. And the Kansas University Crimson Girls are one of the reasons for the prediction.
U-TURN CASE SPURS A CHANGE BY CITY
March 30, 1992
Candy Buchleitner fought city hall and won sort of. Buchleitner last fall was driving on Massachusetts Street and saw an open parking space on the opposite side of the street.
LAWRENCE SOFTBALL EXPERIENCED
March 30, 1992
When Sandra Walker became Lawrence High’s softball coach last year, she knew her first season wouldn’t be an easy one. Loaded with freshmen, the Lions finished 5-15.
LOCAL RETIREE ENJOYS HELPING LOCAL CHILDREN
March 30, 1992
Bud Nation’s 66-year-old blue eyes sparkle when he talks about his volunteer work as a baseball coach. “I like kids better than people,” said Nation, who has been involved for the last eight years as an assistant coach in youth baseball, football and soccer.
GEORGE C. HAPPY
March 30, 1992
Services for George Cameron Happy, 16, were March 13 in Newport News, Va. He died March 9, 1992, in Newport News. He was born Aug. 4, 1975, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of J. Nelson and Elizabeth Happy. He lived in the Kansas City area for many years and moved to Virginia in 1990. He was an honor student and member of the track team at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.
COUNTY GETS LOCAL REPORT ON IMMUNIZING
March 30, 1992
The percentage of fully immunized 2-year-olds in Douglas County is among the state’s highest, but the director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department told the county commission today the rating could be higher. Kay Kent, health department director, said 68 percent of the 2-year-olds in the county are completely immunized for vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. She made the announcement before the commission approved a proclamation declaring April as “Immunization Action Month” in the county.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 30, 1992
Shana and Nelson Wilkey, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
S HARD TO FIND ANY TEEN-AGERS ON CINCY ROSTER
March 30, 1992
This isn’t your father’s Cincinnati U. These Bearcats don’t have an Oscar Robertson or a Paul Hogue or a Tom Thacker. This isn’t the same UC that won back-to-back NCAA basketball championships in the early 60s. Who are these guys who usurped the NCAA Midwest Regional that was supposed to belong to Kansas?