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CAREER
May 14, 1992
Early in his career, Nolan Ryan threw so hard he got blisters on his hands. He has something in common with harp players the people who pluck that most ancient of instruments can get serious callouses and even blisters on their fingers.
SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOUR
May 14, 1992
Some critics of this country’s space exploration program have been calling for an end to manned spaceflight efforts, and still others are even more outspoken in their opposition and criticism of the entire space program manned or unmanned. Among the opponents are those who suggest unmanned efforts could accomplish almost as much as manned flights, at substantially less cost and less danger to human life. Those favoring an end to all space efforts suggest the money spent on space exploration could be better spent on domestic programs here on Earth.
NEW BATTLE DEFINED
May 14, 1992
To the editor: One woman, interviewed on public radio about her reaction to the recent maelstrom in Los Angeles, stated angrily that it “set us back 25 years.” The “us” presumably referred to African Americans. But there is a difference, I think, between the situation in 1967 and today.
GRAD HOLDS ACADEMIC ROBE IN HIGH ESTEME
May 14, 1992
Toni Molloy-Tudor will be wearing a piece of history Sunday when she accepts her doctorate at a Kansas University graduation ceremony. “When it was determined that I would get a Ph.D., I walked into my office and found a beautifully wrapped box. In was the cap and gown. I was elated,” she said.
FOR THE RECORD
May 14, 1992
Law enforcement report Condition reports
REGENTS EYE TEACHER TRAINING REFORMS
May 14, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents today postponed a decision on new admission criteria for teacher education programs at state universities and created a task force to consider the issue for five months. Jack Sampson, regents’ chairman, said the public demands tougher minimum standards for teacher education programs. He said university officials were clouding the issue with rhetoric to delay reform.
AREA REPORTS UP TO 1.3 INCHES OF RAIN
May 14, 1992
It took a couple of weeks, but the Lawrence area finally received a significant rainfall in a month noted for its precipitation. The city’s rain from an overnight storm measured 0.74 of an inch at 7 a.m., according to the Kansas University weather service.
LEON GODFREY
May 14, 1992
Services for Leon D. Godfrey, 52, Leavenworth, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in the Pennsboro Cemetery, Pennsboro. Mr. Godfrey died Wednesday, May 13, 1992, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1939, at Pennsboro, the son of Albert and Catherine Knoblauch Godfrey.
T REOPEN 9TH STREET SUNDAY
May 14, 1992
Lawrence’s city manager is urging anyone planning to attend Kansas University commencement on Sunday to forget about Ninth Street when mapping their route to the Hill. City Manager Mike Wildgen this morning said the city has received numerous calls from people asking whether Ninth Street, which is undergoing major repairs, will be reopened Sunday to handle commencement traffic.
FAMILY MEMBER
May 14, 1992
The Eudora school board voted this week not to pursue a 45-acre tract just west of Intech Business Park, but the landowner wants to dispel rumors that the property is for sale. At Monday’s school board meeting, board member Alvie Guy said another board member, Marjorie Gronniger, had met with Marie Eder, the property owner. Guy said Mrs. Eder had indicated she’d be willing to sell the property for use as a future school site.
PLAN
May 14, 1992
Under the recommendation approved Wednesday by the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education, the district would try to meet secondary-school space needs by putting the following bond issue proposals before voters: November 1992: Voters would be asked to approve construction of a fourth junior high school, renovation of Central Junior High School and renovation of Lawrence High School.
POLICE ANNOUNCE CHECK LANE LIST
May 14, 1992
Lawrence police announced this morning the list of driver’s license check lanes that will be in effect today through July 1. Lawrence police officers will set up check lanes at unspecified times throughout the day and night at these locations: 1100 block of Kentucky.
PLANS CHANGE IN CASE OF RAIN
May 14, 1992
Kansas University is covering all the bases in case rain invades on commencement day. If there is heavy rain Sunday morning, an announcement will be made at 1 p.m. whether to postpone the ceremony.
DESOTO LISTS GRADUATION CANDIDATES
May 14, 1992
DeSoto High School has announced the names of seniors who are candidates for graduation this year. The students are: Christopher Howard Bennett, Tonya Kay Bock, Kevin Lee Brock, Carrie Jo Buckley, Mark Steven Bullard Jr., Christopher Alan Bussell, Bradley Keane Carnes, Nikki Marie Carnine, Jacob Bernard Cody, Christopher Scott Cook.
PANEL SUPPORTS PLAN TO CONSTRUCT TWO NEW SCHOOLS
May 14, 1992
Construction of a second high school and a fourth junior high school, plus renovation of the existing high school, are all part of a recommendation approved Wednesday by the Commission on Mid-Level and High School Education. The panel, which began meeting nearly 18 months ago, became deadlocked in recent weeks over various proposals before approving the recommendation Wednesday. The plan calls for separate bond issue proposals to go before voters this November and in November 1994.
COUNTY OKS NEW GOLF COURSE
May 14, 1992
Douglas County commissioners avoided a potential water hazard Wednesday night and told a developer to go for the green with his proposed 18-hole public golf course east of Lawrence. Commissioners gave unanimous approval to a conditional use permit for the course proposed by developer Jeff Gazaway. Gazaway said he hopes to begin construction of the $2.5 million course this fall and open it in fall 1993 or spring 1994.
POLICE CAR AIR BAG FAILS IN ACCIDENT
May 14, 1992
City officials are seeking an explanation from General Motors as to why the air bag didn’t activate in a Lawrence police car that was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday morning at 10th and Vermont. Leonard Monroe, city garage superintendant, said he contacted a local Chevrolet dealer to ask about the patrol car, a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, and find out why the driver’s side air bag didn’t activate.
S TOP SITE FOR CIVIL WAR BUFFS
May 14, 1992
An organization of Civil War buffs from Kansas City says Lawrence should be touted as Kansas’ pre-eminent Civil War-era tourist site. Five officers from Kansas City’s Civil War Roundtable were in Lawrence Wednesday and said they wanted to set up a historical tour of the area this fall for Kansas City-area residents.
INITIAL REACTION SHOWS BOARD SPLIT ON PLAN
May 14, 1992
The day-old citizens’ panel recommendation for solving space needs in Lawrence secondary schools already is coming under fire by some Lawrence school board members. Two board members said today that the Commission on Mid Level and High School Education’s recommendation for secondary school facilities would require modifications before they could support it.
WEBER SAYS NO TO DERBY
May 14, 1992
Lawrence High basketball coach Ron Weber passed up an offer today to take a similar position at Derby. “I think the number one reason is we’ve got some talent coming back,” Weber said. “Now that we have the program turned around and the expectations are there, the ultimate goal is to win a state championship.”
SAFETY FIRST
May 14, 1992
Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of swim season in Lawrence. The municipal pool opens for the summer May 23 and many owners of backyard pools rev up their private oases by then as well. The prospect of a whole summer of water fun shouldn’t make swimmers lax about safety, though, water safety experts say.
KANSAS, OKIE STATE HAVE DANCED BEFORE
May 14, 1992
There will be no surprises on Friday when Kansas and Oklahoma State meet at the NCAA regional softball tournament. The Jayhawks, 42-8, and Cowpokes, 47-12, know each other well. They have played five times this season, Kansas winning three and Okie State two.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 14, 1992
ADMISSIONS Charles Dean Bryant, Lawrence.
POLICE TO ENFORCE KU DRINKING BAN
May 14, 1992
Despite a new crackdown on drinking on the Kansas University campus this year, KU police will not patrol this year’s commencement ceremonies any differently than in past years, a police spokesman says. “Alcohol has been against the law (on state property) ever since Kansas has been a state,” said KU police Lt. John Mullens. “The only thing that is different this year is the 3.2 beer.”
YELTSIN AIDE URGES HELPING HAND
May 14, 1992
The chairman of a group of economic advisers to Russian President Boris Yeltsin said the West could best help Russia by investing in projects that will feed the population. “The best thing is to invest in our economy, to participate in our development, especially, in areas of this state, in agriculture and food processing,” said Igor Nit, who was feted at a reception Wednesday in Lawrence.
SALVATION ARMY TO REOPEN CENTER
May 14, 1992
Lawrence Salvation Army officials hope to keep local homeless people off the streets and off the bottle on weekends this summer by reopening the charity organization’s shelter Friday and Saturday nights. The Salvation Army received a long-awaited $22,260 grant this week from the Kansas Emergency Shelter Grant program, allowing the shelter service to continue at least part time.
LIONS GO FOR FOUR IN ROW
May 14, 1992
Strategy didn’t factor much into Lawrence High’s three consecutive girls state swimming and diving championships. LHS coach Pat Grzenda simply put her Lions loaded with both depth and talent in the water. In 1989, LHS won by six points. In 1990, the Lions won by 59 points. Last year, Lawrence three-peated by a runaway margin of 151 points.
S DAM SLATED FOR $750,000 IN REPAIRS
May 14, 1992
Damage at the Leavenworth County State Lake dam should be repaired by next spring in time for fishing enthusiasts, boaters and campers to take advantage of the area, according to an engineer with the State Department of Wildlife and Parks. Fred Badders, acting facilities engineer, said officials first noticed the damage during a field inspection at the lake in 1981. In 1991, inspectors spotted two parallel cracks near the top of the dam.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM OWNS ADVANTAGE AT JAYHAWK FIELD
May 14, 1992
If Kansas wins this weekend’s NCAA regional softball tournament and advances to the College World Series, the school’s administration deserves a tip of coach Kalum Haack’s cap. Kansas put in a bid to host the regional more than a month ago, when it looked like the Jayhawks, ranked ninth in the country, might be worthy of a postseason invitation.
REGENTS EYE TEACHER TRAINING REFORMS
May 14, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents today postponed a decision on new admission criteria for teacher education programs at state universities and created a task force to consider the issue for five months. Jack Sampson, regents’ chairman, said the public demands tougher minimum standards for teacher education programs. He said university officials were clouding the issue with rhetoric to delay reform.
WOOLARD CREDITS PLAYERS FOR HONOR
May 14, 1992
Lawrence High has had several noteworthy football coaches over the years, but perhaps the most noteworthy of them all was honored on Wednesday night. Al Woolard, the Lions’ head coach from 1950 to 1968, received the Contribution to Amateur Football Award at the first annual awards dinner of the Jayhawk Chapter of The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, Inc., at the Adams Alumni Center.
COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES TO GET UNDER WAY ON FRIDAY
May 14, 1992
Following is the schedule for activities associated with Kansas University Commencement. Friday