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T SO BAD
May 12, 1992
A large number of people have been having a field day in recent months, bad-mouthing the United States, saying how terrible things are in America. The recent disgraceful riots and plundering in Los Angeles merely added more ammunition for those who seem so eager to find fault with this country. Some are complaining about the economy; some suggest nothing good has been accomplished in the U.S. under the Reagan and Bush administrations; some are quick to claim the U.S. is a “racist” country; others complain about unemployment figures while at the same time calling on the federal government to make severe cutbacks on military spending and the workforce that produces this country’s military hardware; and still others fault the nation’s educational and health care systems. And they are quick to list numerous other faults or weaknesses of the country. For example, some suggest the U.S. is going to become a second-rate country in world affairs, particularly in business.
BUSH MISSES KU TARGET ON ANTI-PORK BARREL LIST
May 12, 1992
Despite its inclusion on a Bush administration pork-barrel hit list, a project being administered by the Kansas Biological Survey at Kansas University has gained another $1.5 million in federal funding. Paul Liechti, assistant director of the Kansas Biological Survey, said the second year of the three-year project between Kansas, Iowa State and Nebraska universities to study runoff from farms was not rescinded by Congress despite protestations from the Bush administration.
GEORGE STUART
May 12, 1992
Services for George Franklin Stuart, 69, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Wayne S. Feuerbacher officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by the Larner-Seagraves Post No. 36 of the American Legion of Oskaloosa in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Stuart died Monday, May 11, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DOROTHY K. KEELING
May 12, 1992
Graveside services for Dorothy Kathryn Keeling, 90, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Wayne S. Feuerbacher officiating. Mrs. Keeling died Sunday, May 10, 1992, in a Topeka nursing home.
RICHARD O. NELSON
May 12, 1992
Richard O. Nelson, 80, a longtime Lawrence physician, died Monday, May 11, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation is planned, and inurnment will be conducted at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Dr. Nelson was born Dec. 5, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Dr. W.O. and Mary Estelle Miller Nelson.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
May 12, 1992
To the editor: After two trips to the Kansas secretary of state and several hours reviewing the copies of documents which have been filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), I have come to some conclusions which I would like to share with your readers.
FLOWS SUBSIDE ON KAW RIVER
May 12, 1992
Following a recent dry period, the local Kansas River flows have subsided from a peak shortly after Easter. Butch Laycock, a hydrologic technician for the United States Geological Survey, said the measured river flow today at the Lecompton gauging station was 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs). The mean reading on April 25 at Lecompton, taken after a period of heavy rainfall in the area, was 7,000 cfs.
MEETINGS START ON PROPOSALS FOR NEW CENTER
May 12, 1992
The new director of the proposed regional juvenile detention center spent the first of many full days Monday with the design firm that will construct the building in Lawrence. Pam Weigand, director of the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center, met with representatives of Abend Singleton, a Westwood design consultant hired by the county to design and build the center. She said they discussed several aspects of the detention center with a focus on space needs, philosophies and developing a mission statement.
GRADE SCHOOL SPACE NEEDS EXAMINED
May 12, 1992
The Lawrence school board’s discussion of school boundary recommendations Monday actually served to highlight concerns about lack of space in the district’s elementary schools. One recommendation from a district Boundary Committee was to transfer an area of new construction in the India School enrollment area to that of the Kennedy School enrollment area. India School, which took in the students of Kaw Valley School when Kaw Valley was closed by the board last summer, houses five of its seven grade levels in portable classrooms.
DISTRICT, KU PLAN COOPERATIVE EFFORT
May 12, 1992
Kansas University and the Lawrence school district are working to create a “professional development school” that would increase the learning opportunities of both novice teachers and experienced educators. P. Kay Duncan, the district’s director of curriculum, spoke Monday to the Lawrence school board on progress made toward developing such a school. Howard Ebmeier, KU associate professor of educational policy and administration, also talked about the concept.
EUDORA BOARD DEBATES LOCATION OF NEW HIGH SCHOOL
May 12, 1992
Discussion about the site for a new Eudora High School surfaced Monday night during a five-hour meeting of the Eudora School Board. Although they haven’t officially voted on the site for a new school, school board members primarily have considered the same location proposed in the 1990 bond election. The 46-acre site sits is about one-half mile south of Kansas Highway 10 on Douglas County Road 1061, Eudora’s K-10 interchange.
YCBABUDGERENCE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MONDAY.
May 12, 1992
The board received a lengthy list of new spending proposals from principals, administrators and others for the 1992-93 school year. The list should come in handy when the board meets May 21 for a special budget planning session. That meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the district’s Service Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.
BABCOCK RESIDENTS GET OFFERS OF HELP
May 12, 1992
The director of the local American Red Cross said today that she was optimistic that temporary homes would be found for all of the elderly residents displaced by a fire in an apartment building last weekend. “The response has been incredible,” said Jo Byers, director of the Douglas County chapter of the Red Cross, which was accepting calls from local residents willing to temporarily open their homes for the elderly residents.
LESS PAINEXPENSE
May 12, 1992
New equipment being installed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital is expected to offer a less painful and less expensive diagnostic option than surgical biopsies for breast lumps. The new equipment, a Fischer Imaging Mammotest, features two components: a standard mammography unit and a biopsy unit. It will, in effect, take mammography a step further, said Dr. David Fortin, LMH chief of radiology.
DIVORCES GRANTED
May 12, 1992
George Kitchen, 20, Lawrence, and Karen Kitchen, age unknown, Lawrence. Joseph McCaskie, 34, address unknown, and Julie Doty, 31, Lawrence.
SPEAKER URGES STATE WORKERS TO ENCOURAGE DIVERSITY
May 12, 1992
Employers can’t change workers’ attitudes about cultural diversity but can influence their behavior by setting standards, the keynote speaker at a state conference said today. Edwin J. Nichols, a clinical-industrial psychologist who specializes in organizational development, made his comments at the second annual cultural diversity conference sponsored by five state agencies. The two-day meeting got under way this morning at the Lawrence Holidome.
RANGEL CAPS UNUSUAL CAREER WITH BERTH IN NCAAS
May 12, 1992
During the fall of 1990, Rafael Rangel took a taste of life without tennis and found he didn’t much like it. Rangel, then a Kansas University red-shirt junior, came off his mononucleosis sickbed to win a pivotal three-set singles match to propel KU into the USTA/ITCA National Indoor Tennis Championships.
IRA WILSON IKENBERRY
May 12, 1992
Services for Ira “Ike” Wilson Ikenberry, 84, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Ralph Ruhlen and the Rev. Rachel Counts-Casson officiating. Interment will follow at Appanoose Cemetery in southwestern Douglas County. Mr. Ikenberry died Monday, May 11, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 1, 1907, near Overbrook to Jesse and Leah M. Barnhart Ikenberry. He was raised in the Appanoose community.
CAESAREAN BIRTHS DOWN, BUT GROUP SAYS RATE TOO HIGH
May 12, 1992
The rate of Caesarean births in the United States is dropping, but a consumer group said today the most recent figures are still about twice as high as they ought to be. “Caesarean section continues to be the most frequently performed major surgical operation in the U.S., and the most frequently performed unnecessary surgery,” said a report by Public Citizen’s Health Research Group.
EUDORA PONDERS SUIT OVER HOUSE DISTRICT
May 12, 1992
A Eudora Chamber of Commerce official said today that city leaders are considering whether to file a lawsuit to challenge a new Kansas House map that moves Eudora into a district dominated by Jefferson County. David Miller, president of Eudora’s chamber, said today the chamber’s board decided at its last meeting to look into the possibility of taking legal action.
STROLLING DOWN QUILT LANE
May 12, 1992
A fledgling local quilters group is taking quilts to the public in a new way via a walking tour through the town’s businesses. The idea aims to show off beautiful and interesting quilts and create foot traffic in the businesses, which range from exercise salons and flower shops to a bank and law office, and even the U.S. Post Office.
ACCESS SOUGHT TO CHILD ABUSE FILES
May 12, 1992
A bill now on the governor’s desk would allow certain people trying to protect a child from abuse to gain access to juvenile records that are now restricted. The bill, approved last week by the House and the Senate, is intended to open up juvenile records so situations with the potential of abuse can be detected early, said Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, a key supporter of the bill.
CITY AFFIRMS PLEDGE TO BOLSTER RELATIONS OF POLICERESIDENTS
May 12, 1992
The city and the Lawrence Police Department must stay committed to fostering community and race relations, said residents and city commissioners scrutinizing the department at a study session Monday. Residents must feel the department is professional and accountable for its actions, said Dan Wildcat, chairman of the natural and social sciences department at Haskell Indian Junior College.
FOR THE RECORD
May 12, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BAKER PROVIDES MOST BIZZARE TALE OF STRANGE SEASON
May 12, 1992
My streak is intact, as if it were ever in any danger. The streak is of strange baseball games. It seems like I haven’t covered a normal one this spring.