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ACCIDENT SENDS CARS INTO CHURCH
May 13, 1992
A two-car accident this morning turned out to be a not so heavenly experience when the cars struck a church, injuring a 43-year-old Lawrence woman and sending a Lawrence police car to the junkyard. About 8:53 a.m. today, police said, Lawrence police officer Scott Connell was driving a police car west on 10th to an emergency call when the car collided with a car driven by Neva Stowe, 19 W. 14th, who was southbound in the Vermont intersection.
LOVE AND RESPECT
May 13, 1992
To the editor: Recently, one of Lawrence’s most exemplary citizens and leaders, Corlett Cotton, passed away at 86. Corlett grew older, but never became old. At his funeral, more than 400 people struggled through the immense crowd to become seated to pay their respect.
TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
May 13, 1992
To the editor: May 4, was the first in a series of public meetings on a study for a public transportation system for the city of Lawrence. To my delight and somewhat surprise, about 60 people from all walks of life were in attendance to support what we all know we have needed for a long time.
EFFECTIVENESS
May 13, 1992
For more than a decade, it has paid for sidewalk repairs, spruced up neighborhoods and floated funds to help low-income residents fix up their homes. But it’s not doing as much as it used to, says a city official. While Lawrence’s share of federal dollars from the Community Development Block Grant program has stayed in the same ballpark since the program began in 1975, inflation has cut into the program’s buying power.
KU, K-STATE REPRIMANDED, FINED BY NCAA
May 13, 1992
A bottle of champagne stolen during the NCAA Indoor track and field championships in March will cost Kansas’ athletic department between $300 and $400. The NCAA has reprimanded the track programs at both KU and Kansas State after a member of each team pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft of the champagne during the NCAA Indoor in Indianapolis.
FOR THE RECORD
May 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU STUDENTS UNVEIL LIGHT-RAIL PROJECT FOR KC
May 13, 1992
A presentation by two Kansas University architecture classes on a proposed light-rail system for the Kansas City metropolitan area was well received Tuesday at a reception where the plans were made public. The presentation culminated a semester’s work of 15 students in two senior-level classes taught by Glen LeRoy, associate professor of architecture and urban design. The classes developed a visual concept, including a scale model of downtown Kansas City, Mo., to illustrate how a light-rail system could revitalize the city’s urban core. The show drew an audience of 500 people to Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.
S SOCCER PLANS
May 13, 1992
The Tonganoxie School Board put a little kick into the lives of soccer enthusiasts at this week’s meeting when it approved a coed high school program. District patrons have approached the board four times in the past two years attempting to organize a soccer program at the high school, according to Jacki Himpel, district communications specialist. In the past, financial restraints have been the main concern for board members voting against the program, she said, adding, “With the legislation that just passed, there’ll be a little more money.”
DISTRICT HAS LITTLE TROUBLE WITH SUPPLY OF TEACHERS
May 13, 1992
While a recent study shows a statewide teacher shortage in special education and in some areas of secondary education, the problem isn’t much of a problem here because the Lawrence school district is attractive to many teachers, local school officials said today. The findings of Emporia State University’s “Teacher Supply and Demand in Kansas Public Schools” study was presented Tuesday to the State Board of Education. All 304 Kansas school districts responded to a questionnaire for the 13th annual study, which measures the perceived supply of teachers and the actual number of vacancies as of September.
LAWRENCE WINS IN LEAGUE TENNIS
May 13, 1992
First-place finishes by Albin Polonyi in No. 1 singles and Ryan Friesen in No. 2 singles were decisive Tuesday as Lawrence High won the Sunflower League boys tennis title. So was a second-place showing by No. 1 doubles players Aaron Landry and Anthony Gaspar, as well as third place by the No. 2 doubles team of Derek Prater and Jared Hermann.
REGENTS TO DISCUSS FEE HIKES
May 13, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday will vote on state university fee increases and consider a proposal to require new students to take the ACT exam. The board’s meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in Suite 609 of Capitol Tower in Topeka.
ANIMAL BITES WORRISOME TO POSTMASTER
May 13, 1992
Three local postal carriers have been bitten by dogs since the start of the U.S. Postal Service’s fiscal year in October, a statistic that has led Lawrence’s postmaster to urge pet owners to be cautious about leaving their dogs in the yard. Postmaster Bill Reynolds said one carrier was bitten in October and two carriers were bitten in November. In addition, a carrier was bitten the last week of September, just before the beginning of the fiscal year.
OELSCHLAGER EARNS BERTH
May 13, 1992
The longer Jill Oelschlager waited, the more convinced she became that she wouldn’t receive an invitation to the United States Volleyball Assn.’s Olympic development camp Though the message took a little longer than anticipated to reach her, Oelschlager received the invitation.
LILLIAN G. ROSENBLOOM
May 13, 1992
Memorial services for Lillian Grace Rosenbloom, stillborn daughter of Joshua and Mary Rosenbloom, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel in Lenexa with the Rev. Norm Watson officiating. She was cremated. Lillian was stillborn Monday, May 11, 1992, at Humana Hospital in Overland Park.
3 LOCAL RESIDENTS EXPRESS INTEREST IN VACANT LEGISLATIVE POSITIONS
May 13, 1992
Three Lawrence residents confirmed today they were considering running for one of the two legislative seats that opened two weeks ago as the result of Republican Wint Winter Jr.’s surprise announcement he was retiring from the Kansas Senate. Barbara Ballard, 47, Kansas University’s acting dean of student life, said today she would decide “as soon as possible” whether to run as a Democrat for either the state Senate or for the western Lawrence House 44th District.
LOCAL STUDENTS EARN DIPLOMAS FROM KU
May 13, 1992
Kansas University has announced the names of students who are expected to receive degrees Sunday during the university’s 120th commencement. The KU class of 1992 numbers more than 5,800 and includes 1,995 students who completed degree work last summer and fall. About 4,600 graduates and candidates for degrees are expected to participate in this year’s commencement ceremonies. Faculty and graduates will assemble about 2 p.m. along Memorial Drive for the processional march, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The program begins about 3 p.m.
92 GIVES UNIVERSITY LANDSCAPING FOR ARTS CENTER
May 13, 1992
The Class of 1992’s gift to Kansas University is landscaping for the front of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, which is scheduled to open next year. It is customary for each year’s class to present a gift at commencement that will benefit the university and memorialize the class.
DA FILES FOR RACE, FACES OPPOSITION FROM LOCAL LAWYER
May 13, 1992
The Republican incumbent on Tuesday became an official candidate for Douglas County district attorney, and a Democrat who switched to the GOP ranks in an unsuccessful bid for the office last summer said he would file next week for the job as a Democrat. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells, who last summer was selected by the county Republican Central Committee to serve the remainder of former Dist. Atty. Jim Flory’s four-year term, on Tuesday filed for the election at the Douglas County clerk’s office.
CREWS BEING TRAINED ON FARMING MISHAPS
May 13, 1992
Because a lot can go wrong when people mix with farm machinery, three Douglas County Ambulance Service paramedic crews this week are training to rescue people involved in a variety of farming accidents. “Farming is the most hazardous occupation today,” said Jim Murray, ambulance service training officer.
S STARTING OVER IN SEARCH FOR SITE
May 13, 1992
The owner of a renowned burgers-and-beer joint for college students in Stillwater, Okla., says he’s back to square one in his search for a location in Lawrence. Stan Clark, owner of Eskimo Joe’s, said he had been keenly interested in a downtown Lawrence building where he had hoped to duplicate his 17-year-old hangout that caters to Oklahoma State University students. Clark said he had even contracted for engineering studies in anticipation of doing an extensive renovation of the property.
2 MEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
May 13, 1992
Two Kansas University students were arrested Tuesday afternoon at their west Lawrence apartment on drug-related charges, ending a two-month investigation spearheaded by the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. DEU officers executed a search warrant at the residence of the 24-year-old man and his 21-year-old roommate Tuesday afternoon at Trailridge apartments, 2500 W. Sixth. Officers found what was believed to be LSD, marijuana and some drug paraphernalia, Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said this morning. The 21-year-old man was arrested on felony charges of selling marijuana, sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a Kansas tax stamp. The 24-year-old man was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a Kansas tax stamp.
CHARLES A. LEONE
May 13, 1992
A memorial service for Charles A. Leone, 73, Fayetteville, Ark., was held May 4 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville with the Revs. Stephen Carl and Claiborne Bell officiating. Mr. Leone died Friday, May 1, 1992, at his home.
POLICE PRESENT NEW CONTRACT PROPOSAL
May 13, 1992
Negotiators for the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. gave the city a scaled-down proposal for a new contract Tuesday after the city rejected a previous proposal. “We cut back on some things we felt were not critical,” said Jim Miller, LPOA vice chair. “We didn’t leave a lot of padding.”
BERTHA SANDERS
May 13, 1992
Services for Bertha Sanders, 94, Carnegie, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Roller Chapel, Mountain Home, with the Rev. Michael Roach officiating. Burial will be in Baxter Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home. Mrs. Sanders died Tuesday, May 12, 1992, at the Carnegie Nursing Home in Carnegie, Okla.
BAKER HONORS FACULTY, STUDENTS AT CEREMONY
May 13, 1992
Baker University honored outstanding faculty and students at the school’s annual honors and endowment convocation Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Following are the Lawrence-area men and women recognized during the ceremony:
BABCOCK REOPENING MAY OCCUR SATURDAY
May 13, 1992
Dozens of elderly residents displaced from their apartment building by a fire last weekend could move back into the building by Saturday, the executive director of the Lawrence Housing Authority said today. Barbara Huppee, LHA executive director, said new electrical equipment for Babcock Place Apartments, 1700 Mass., may be delivered by Friday, and residents could move back to the building by Saturday.
CIVIL RIGHTS IN DANGER
May 13, 1992
To the editor: The headline “Joyner pulled over in riot” for a story in Saturday’s sports section is an incorrect interpretation of the Associated Press news story it represents. A more accurate headline might have been “Joyner’s civil rights violated twice.”
SCHOOL OFFICIAL TAKES NEW JOB
May 13, 1992
Sandra Chapman, the district’s director of student outcomes and student services, has been named principal of Oak Hill Elementary School in the Blue Valley school district. Chapman, 47, joined the district in 1988 as principal at Kennedy School. She took on her present position in 1990.
NEW QUORUM QUOTA
May 13, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners set in motion Tuesday a measure that would allow two commissioners to talk about city business outside the earshot of the public. On a 4-1 vote, commissioners decided Tuesday to increase the commission quorum from three commissioners to four, thus allowing two commissioners to discuss city affairs in private.
S TIME FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
May 13, 1992
It won’t take a bond election to bring a new middle school to the McLouth school district. In fact, the facilities already exist and a change in attitude is all that’s needed, according to the district’s superintendent. Supt. Robert Behrens said a seven-member committee has studied the middle school concept for about two years. “They really spent a lot of time and effort and did a good job,” he said.
DECADES LATER, WOMAN FINISHES DEGREE
May 13, 1992
It’s routine for Kansas University students to take a semester or two off from school to get away from the rigor of academic life. After the break, they return to finish degrees.
STATE HURRIES PAPERWORK FOR SALES TAX RATE INCREASE
May 13, 1992
Kansas retailers and consumers have less than a month to prepare for an increase in the state sales tax. The Kansas Legislature approved an increase in the statewide sales tax from 4.25 percent to 4.9 percent as part of a package to fund its new school finance plan. The increase will apply to retail purchases beginning June 1.
MAESTRO, IF YOU PLEASE
May 13, 1992
Brian Priestman, looking like an off-duty Santa Claus, sat in his Murphy Hall office at the end of August after taking the reins of the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra. Having shepherded numerous orchestras around the world, including the old Denver Symphony and the Florida Philharmonic orchestras, he now turns his attention to the 80-or-so student musicians who make up the KU ensemble.
UCCESS
May 13, 1992
Despite many detours along the way, the 1992 Kansas Legislature somehow managed to successfully reach its final destination. The 1992 session is being hailed by legislators and observers alike as one of the most productive in many years, and with good reason. Legislators were able to pass several key measures on tough issues such as abortion, sentencing guidelines, pension system reform and property classification, and they did it at the same time they completed the always time-consuming task of redrawing Kansas House and U.S. House districts. On top of it all, legislators managed to hash out legislation to almost completely overhaul the state’s system of funding public schools.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BUDGET GETS INITIAL OK
May 13, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners gave a preliminary thumbs up Tuesday to allocations of more than $800,000 in federal funds proposed for city improvements and programs to aid low-income residents. Commissioners approved proposals to use 1992 Community Development Block Grant funds to fix city sidewalks, fund several service agencies, and continue the renovation of a local historic landmark.
ATHLETIC BUDGETS UNDER DEEP STRESS FROM HEALTH CARE
May 13, 1992
Colorado hasn’t lost a Big Eight Conference football game in the last three years. Is it because Colorado is the only Big Eight school that provides primary health insurance for its student-athletes?
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 13, 1992
BIRTHS Susan Elizabeth Wilson, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
COACH SAYS
May 13, 1992
Baldwin is buzzing over Baker University’s first-ever appearance in the NAIA area baseball tournament. “The town is going nuts. Our student support and support of the faculty and administration is fantastic. We’re going to bring a lot of fans to Lawrence,” ninth-year coach Dan Harris said.