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WELLSVILLE HIGH LISTS GRADUATES
May 8, 1992
Wellsville High School recently announced its candidates for graduation from the Class of 1992. The candidates are: Danny Allen, Duane Bentley, Jennifer Callahan, Jeanne Canaan, Annie Chilton, Brian Clark, Travis Coffey, Marc Coons, Dane Cross, Sherry Ferguson, Greg Finch, Skye Gray, Aaron Green, Shauna Higbie,
RE-ELECTION NOT IN PLANS FOR CITY DUO
May 8, 1992
Although 11 months remain before the next Lawrence City Commission election, two commissioners already say they will surrender their seats come April. Commissioners Bob Walters and Shirley Martin-Smith say they will not seek re-election, hoping to spend more time on business interests and with their families.
TOUR PROMOTES CONSERVATION
May 8, 1992
The Soil Conservation Service will kick off its biggest educational effort to date the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program with a bus tour June 9. The program features 12 area farms that employ different conservation methods. The farmers will keep a Neighbor-to-Neighbor sign near the site, explain the practice to visitors, keep the SCS office updated on any changes in the practice, and contact the SCS occasionally with the amount of time spent with tour participants.
COMMISSION TO RECONSIDER QUORUM ISSUE
May 8, 1992
It’s back. Lawrence city commissioners will take another look at increasing the commission’s quorum Tuesday, allowing two commissioners to discuss city business in private.
POLICE PLANNING HONOR FOR OFFICERS WHO DIED ON DUTY
May 8, 1992
Local police are asking motorists to display blue ribbons on their cars next week in honor of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Lawrence police Detective Dave Hubbel said he is taking blue ribbons to downtown businesses for distribution. Hubbel is president of the Douglas County Fraternal Order of Police.
BEAUFORD EASTBURN
May 8, 1992
Services for Beauford M. Eastburn, 84, Chanute, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Chanute with the Rev. Kendale Finley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. Mr. Eastburn died Thursday, May 7, 1992, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
BERTA ANDREWS
May 8, 1992
Graveside services for Berta L. Andrews, 51, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Miss Andrews died Wednesday, May 6, 1992, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
KU APPOINTS ACTING DEAN
May 8, 1992
An acting dean of Kansas University’s school of education has been named to replace outgoing dean Edward Meyen, who will become KU’s new executive vice chancellor this summer, KU announced today. Richard J. Whelan, Ralph L. Smith distinguished professor of child development, and professor of special education and pediatrics, was named to the position today.
DROP IN PROPERTY TAXES COULD VARY
May 8, 1992
Local property taxes definitely would fall under a school finance plan approved by the Kansas Legislature on Tuesday, but the extent of that drop could vary, depending upon the Lawrence school board’s spending decisions. The finance plan calls for a uniform mill levy of 32 mills to support the general fund budgets of Kansas’ 304 school districts. Presently, the Lawrence school district’s general fund mill levy stands at 69.478 mills.
TEEN-AGERS SIGN DIVERSIONS IN MAILBOX BOMBING CASES
May 8, 1992
Diversion agreements have been filed in the cases of nine Lawrence youths who are accused of damaging a half-dozen mailboxes last fall with explosives. Under a diversion agreement, prosecutors drop charges if the accused party meets certain obligations, such as paying court costs or restitution or performing community service work.
POLICE EVALUATION TO BE DISCUSSED
May 8, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners will hear comments and concerns from the public Monday on the Lawrence Police Department and a report examining its policies and practices. The Monday study session will get under way at 4 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
LOCAL FIRM VIES FOR EXPORT AWARD
May 8, 1992
A Lawrence manufacturer of radio modems and other electronics products has been named a finalist for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, the state Department of Commerce announced. Kantronics Inc. of Lawrence will be competing with four other Kansas firms for the honor. The winner, who will be chosen by the International Trade Coordinating Council, will be announced June 5 at the Annual Encampment of the Kansas Cavalry, the state’s economic development brigade.
FIRE DAMAGES AREA NEAR GOLF COURSE
May 8, 1992
Arsonists once again have preyed on the public course at Alvamar Golf & Country Club, the second fire this week and the third in the last 30 days. Maintenance workers extinguished the fire, which was started about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a remote wooded area adjacent to the course near the 13th tee and 18th green, the same area where fires were reported Wednesday, said Dick Stuntz, vice president of golf course facilities at Alvamar, 1800 Crossgate Dr.
FOR THE RECORD
May 8, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
FIRES DAMAGE TRAILERSHED
May 8, 1992
Fires at a shed and a mobile home Thursday caused thousands of dollars in damage but resulted in no injuries, Lawrence firefighters reported. About 2:45 p.m. Thursday, an electrical line being moved by workers from Les Proctor Electric landed on the roof of a shed at 431 Perry and ignited it. Proctor said workers were moving the line in order to connect power to a nearby residence.
KU STUDENTS PLAN TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR KANSAS CITY
May 8, 1992
Two Kansas University architecture classes hope they have contributed heavily to the possible development of a light-rail mass transit system in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The 15 students in two senior-level classes taught by Glen LeRoy have worked this semester to create a visual concept of a light-rail system for Kansas City, Mo. On Tuesday, the students will present their drawings, a scale model and a slideshow to members of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and a couple of Kansas City, Mo., city council members.
WAHAUS ONLY CHOICE, KNEES NOTWITHSTANDING
May 8, 1992
Erin Wahaus’ wobbly knees survived the ultimate test last weekend in Oklahoma City. Wahaus, Kansas’ junior softball catcher, who has undergone surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees, worked all 24 innings in KU’s 1-0 Big Eight tournament loss to Oklahoma State, the longest game in league history.
ENGINEERING STUDENTS UNVEIL VEHICLE DESIGNS FOR CONTESTS
May 8, 1992
Kansas University engineering students designed and built super-mileage and mini-baja vehicles but don’t expect to see them cruising downtown. The vehicles were constructed by teams of senior mechanical engineering students for national and international competition. Each was demonstrated Thursday on West Campus.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION HATCHES WEIGHTY THOUGHTS
May 8, 1992
It’s not uncommon for brains to turn to mush in the middle of the finals period. At the same time, however, the late nights, lack of sleep and reliance on chemical motivation such as caffeine, and lots of it tend to bring one closer to discovering the meaning of life. Trouble is, by the time finals are over and you get back to a more normal sleep schedule, you forget all of the answers.
HASKELL GRADS URGED BY CHIEF TO GUARD RIGHTS
May 8, 1992
The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation told members of the graduating class at Haskell Indian Junior College that they must work every day to protect and preserve the sovereign rights of Native American people. Wilma Mankiller, chief of the Cherokees since 1985, was the keynote speaker at Haskell’s commencement ceremony this morning at Coffin Complex.
T SOLVE DILEMMAS FOR DISTRICT
May 8, 1992
Although the Lawrence school district’s budget picture is a lot rosier than it was a year ago, Lawrence school board members say they’ll still have to make some difficult decisions in planning the 1992-93 budget. Under a school finance bill passed Tuesday by the Kansas Legislature, the Lawrence district stands to see a drop in its general fund mill levy with no drop in state aid. Gov. Joan Finney has said she will sign the bill, but had not approved it as of late Friday morning.
S NEW SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
May 8, 1992
The phone rings early the morning of April 30 with congratulations for Al Azinger. He is gracious and humble with his thanks as he will be throughout the day. Friends and well-wishers have flooded his office at the Central Administration Building for the Iowa City Community School District with calls of happiness at his new challenge and sadness that he’s leaving Iowa City.
EX-STUDENT AT HASKELL GIVEN AWARD
May 8, 1992
Stan Gertie, who attended Haskell Indian Junior College in the 1920s, was honored Thursday evening as the school’s outstanding alumni for 1992. Gertie, a Cherokee from Albuquerque, N.M., worked for the Veterans Administration for 16 years and received a citation from the National Headquarters of the Disabled Veterans for distinguished service on behalf of Disabled Americans Veterans.
LISTS GIVE INFORMATION ON PROVIDERS
May 8, 1992
Parents seeking summer child care can tap into several information services in Lawrence. At least three local agencies offer free lists of licensed or registered family care homes and child-care centers: the Lawrence/Douglas County Health Department, 336 Mo., which performs licensing and registering of day-care homes for the state; the Douglas County Child Development Assn. (DCCDA), 2619 W. Sixth; and Kansas University’s Dependent Care Referral Service, 111 Carruth-O’Leary Hall.
CITY SEEKS COMMENTS ON PLAN FOR FEDERAL FUNDS
May 8, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners will take public input Tuesday on proposed allocations for more than $800,000 in federal funds earmarked this year for city improvements. The hearing will take place during the commission’s meeting Tuesday, which is scheduled to start at 6:35 p.m. in the commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
MINTIER SERVICES
May 8, 1992
Graveside services for Geneva Mintier, 89, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery with Capt. George Windham officiating. Mrs. Mintier died Wednesday, May 6, 1992, at Sterling Heights in Lawrence.
HOUSE MEMBER FILES FOR SEAT VACATED BY RETIRING SENATOR
May 8, 1992
State Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, formally filed Thursday afternoon to run for the Kansas Senate seat that will be vacated this year by Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence. Praeger said she paid the $95 filing fee in the Secretary of State’s office for the 2nd Senate District, which consists of northeast and east-central Douglas County, including the city of Lawrence.
HEARING OVER APARTMENTS RESCHEDULED
May 8, 1992
Attorneys involved in a dispute over a proposed 52-unit apartment complex in west Lawrence agreed Thursday to postpone a hearing scheduled for today on an injunction barring work on the complex. Mike Riling, attorney for property owner William Lemesany, must attend a trial today out of town. Lawyers for a neighbor of the complex agreed to reschedule the hearing for Monday.
BUILDERS BRACING FOR IMPACT OF TAX ON LABORSERVICES
May 8, 1992
Local home builders say they’re bracing for the impact from a rollback of the sales tax exemption on labor and services used in original construction, which the Kansas Legislature passed this week. “I can’t think of any one thing in the past couple of years that has raised the price of a home as much,” said Michael Stultz, owner of MS Construction and Arrowhead Development.
WICHITAN RECALLS FRUSTRATION OVER ABORTION SIEGE
May 8, 1992
Police, politicians, media and a judge share blame for complicating the Wichita city government’s response to anti-abortion protests last year, Wichita’s city manager said Thursday. “It was a no-win situation for us in local government. We were criticized for every action that we took,” Chris Cherches said at the 45th annual City Management Conference in Lawrence. “The whole city was just kind of screwed up.”
PROF SAYS VERBAL BASHING REFLECTS FEAR
May 8, 1992
Verbal attacks on perceived opponents can be the defining element of political campaigns, international relations and movies, a Kansas University researcher said. Nyla Branscombe, assistant professor of psychology, said campaign officials manipulate public opinion by striking at people’s fears.
ATTITUDE SHOWED IN LA, SAYS SCHOLAR
May 8, 1992
The beating of a black motorist by four white police officers in Los Angeles last year was a manifestation of a “might makes right” attitude in law enforcement during the last 10 years, a speaker said today at Kansas University. “It can be easily argued that the Los Angeles officers are victims of the system,” said Vincent J. Webb, chair of the department of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “I’m convinced that what we’re doing is putting the wrong people in the wrong places.”
KANSAS GRID SLATE OFTEN COINCIDES WITH KC SCHEDULE
May 8, 1992
Unlike the Kansas weather, football schedules absolutely, positively will not change tomorrow. Once cut, they are etched in granite. Well, at least the National Football League die is cast. When the three-piece suits who work for the television acronyms in Manhattan talk, the NFL does not tune in, turn off and take a nap.
SUMMER CHILD CARECONCERN
May 8, 1992
Baby sitter woes often hit parents especially hard this time of year when summer school vacation looms. Local child-care providers say planning early and knowing where to turn for referrals and references are key.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 8, 1992
BIRTHS Mark and Susan Elzea, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
NOTE
May 8, 1992
Area farmers Norman and Ralph Leary, Pat Ross and Dean Nieder all will show examples of no-till as a conservation practice during the June 9 Soil Conservation Tour. Doug Gahn, Douglas County soil conservationist, explained, “No-till means you harvest the crop in the fall and then you do nothing with the crop residue all winter long. Then in the spring you bring a planter directly into the last year’s crop residue and plant straight into it.”