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SCHOOL SUPPORT
November 4, 1992
Lawrence voters left little doubt about their support for local schools Tuesday. A bond issue that many supporters thought would be decided in a close vote won easily by a margin of 74 percent to 26 percent. The $29.9 million bond issue will allow the school district to build two new elementary schools and a new junior high, build an addition to Wakarusa Valley School and do extensive renovations to Lawrence High School and Central Junior High.
CLINTON SUCCESS STORY
November 4, 1992
Bill Clinton is president-elect of the United States, and all Americans should hope he is a highly successful president. The Arkansas governor ran a tough, smart race and emerged with a massive victory over incumbent President George Bush. He now faces the difficult job of fulfilling his campaign promises. During his long, successful effort to win the presidency, Clinton continually pounded at what he said were many wrongs and weaknesses with the country and what he claimed were poor performances by the Reagan and Bush administrations. He said the country was in its worst economic condition in the past 50 years. One way or another, and often with the help of the media, he was able to develop a perceived economic crisis in the country. He was critical of Bush and the president’s handling of the Saddam Hussein situation in Iraq, and he suggested America had lost respect throughout the world. He had many easy answers on how to create more jobs, provide health care for all Americans, make a college education available for all Americans and provide more services for more Americans without increasing taxes for most. It all sounded good and easy, and the voters bought it.
FOR THE RECORD
November 4, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
TREASURER RE-ELECTED IN TIGHT RACE
November 4, 1992
For Democrat Pat Wells, the race she lost to incumbent Douglas County Treasurer Nancy Hempen was “a real cliff-hanger.” Despite her loss, Wells said today, “I felt good about the race. I gave it my best shot. It’s too bad I couldn’t have that extra 500 votes.”
BROKERS FORESEE FEW MARKET SURPRISES DURING TRANSITION
November 4, 1992
Two local stockbrokers say Gov. Bill Clinton’s presidential victory isn’t likely to deal investors many surprises in the coming months. “I would guard against being pessimistic,” said Tana Ahlen, manager of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.’s Lawrence branch.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS KU PROF
November 4, 1992
A Kansas University professor recently was recognized by the Kansas State Historical Society for an article he wrote. James R. Shortridge, history professor, was awarded the Edgar Langsdorf Award of Excellence in writing at the historical society’s annual meeting Oct. 24. The Langsdorf award is presented annually to the author whose work, published in “Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains” during the previous year, is judged as the most superior writing, research and contribution to our knowledge of history.
CORRECTION
November 4, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, Hilda Enoch and Ed Dutton were misidentified in Thursday’s paper. Hilda Enoch is a member of the Kaw Valley Chapter of the Older Women’s League, and Ed Dutton is Valley View task force facilitator and the chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging.
KU BAND SEEKING FARE TO HAWAII
November 4, 1992
Several Kansas University band members are trying to raise about $300,000 before Dec. 19 to fly all their members to Hawaii for the Aloha Bowl. Lori Miller, a KU junior and band member, said about 25 members of the band have set up a fund for donations to pay costs of sending band members to Hawaii for the Aloha Bowl, in which the KU football team will play Brigham Young University on Christmas Day.
LEAVENWORTH PICKS NYE AS SHERIFF
November 4, 1992
A 22-year veteran of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department was elected sheriff Tuesday in a landslide victory over the director of Leavenworth County Community Corrections. Herb Nye, who was required to step down as a lieutenant and division commander to run for office, took 16,423 votes. His opponent, Ed Janas, received 6,137 votes.
TOPEKA MAN WINS COUNTY SENATE RACE
November 4, 1992
State Sen. Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, won his bid for the Kansas Senate in the 19th District, which includes parts of Douglas County. Meanwhile Caroline Tillotson, a Leavenworth Republican, hung on to win a fairly close three-way race for the 3rd District Senate seat, which represents Leavenworth and Jefferson counties.
SCOTT SOLD ON CLINTON
November 4, 1992
The people’s choice for president happened to be Richard Scott’s pick, also. “He’s a great guy. He comes to the minority areas of the state. He visits Boys Clubs and places like that. I think he’d be a great president,” Scott, Kansas junior basketball forward, said of President-elect Bill Clinton, a fellow native of Little Rock, Ark.
COUNTIES SPLIT ON TAX MEASURES
November 4, 1992
Voters in two surrounding counties faced a sales tax increase Tuesday to generate money for health-care needs. The measure passed in Franklin County, but went down in defeat in Leavenworth County.
RECREATION ISSUES FAIL
November 4, 1992
Tonganoxie voters defeated two questions related to funding for the city’s recreation commission. The first asked whether the school district and city should be authorized to levy a tax not to exceed 3 mills to fund the recreation commission. It would have enacted a 1-mill increase, bringing the recreation commission levy to 2.5 mills as limited by a state spending lid. The measure failed, with 2,065 opposed and 1,061 in favor.
COUNTY INCUMBENTS KEEP SEATS
November 4, 1992
Anti-incumbency fever might have been sweeping the rest of the nation, but not in four area Statehouse races. In the four races including Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson and Leavenworth counties, only one newcomer, Kenny Wilk, beat an incumbent, Stevi Stephens in the 42nd District.
LOCAL VOTERS JOIN CALL FOR CHANGE
November 4, 1992
Demand for a sounder economy, more jobs and an end to Washington gridlock swept Bill Clinton into the White House, local voters and political scientists say. Lawrence voters echoed national cries for change and attention to domestic issues, such as unemployment, education, health care and the federal deficit. Despite lingering doubts, they pegged Clinton to turn the nation around.
PARENTS, TEACHERS PRAISE KIDS VOTING
November 4, 1992
If you ask Ernie May, the Kids Voting Kansas pilot project was an overwhelming success. He took his daughter Rebecca, 8, with him when he voted Tuesday morning. “I thought it was the most pleasurable experience in voting I ever had,” he said Tuesday night at an election watch party at Lawrence High School to cap off the Kids Voting project. The program was designed to instill good voting habits in young people and use the enthusiasm of children to get their parents to the polls.
CHIEFS SINK IN POPULARITY POLLS
November 4, 1992
The Chiefs are sinking fast in the popularity polls. “After the Philadelphia game, we were being heralded as geniuses on the coaching staff, and the football team was being lauded for a tremendous performance,” said Kansas City coach Marty Schottenheimer.
EXCHANGE MATCHES KU, HASKELL STUDENTS
November 4, 1992
It’s not every day a piece of art works as a bridge between two worlds especially if the art is four acres long. But the Haskell Indian Junior College’s Medicine Wheel Earthwork brought together Ronda Tsadi, a Haskell student, and Anne Guimet De La Martyniere, a Kansas University student.
YOUNGSTERS FOLLOW ELECTION RESULTS
November 4, 1992
Five-year-old Scott Bregman, with the strings of two powder blue Kids Voting balloons tied around his head, showed his Election Day spirit Tuesday night by repeating a singsong chant: Clinton-Gore! Clinton-Gore! Clinton-Gore! His brother Jeff, 9, was diligently paying attention to the television screen in front of them. He was using red, blue and brown markers to indicate on a United State map which candidate won the popular vote in each state.
LOCAL STUDENTS PROVIDE THEIR OPINIONS ON ISSUES
November 4, 1992
Local high school students let their Kids Voting Kansas ballots do the talking Tuesday in an opinion poll on environment, abortion and welfare issues, in addition to regular ballot issues. Hamant Bhana, an LHS senior and student organizer of the local Kids Voting program, said students’ support of stricter controls on pollution and people who receive welfare, and of no restrictions on abortion, were no surprise to him.
DISTRICT JUDGES RETAINED FOR NEW FOUR-YEAR TERMS
November 4, 1992
County residents granted new four-year terms to all three Douglas County’s district judges who faced retention votes Tuesday. District Judges James Paddock, Ralph M. King Jr. and Mike Malone were retained by wide margins in the general election. District Judge Jean Shepherd was retained in 1990.
FOR CLINTON, SWEET VICTORY IN THE JELLYBEAN POLLALSO
November 4, 1992
The final results of the jellybean poll conducted by Ye Olde Sugarosity Shoppe at its two candy stores in Lawrence are in and Bill Clinton was the winner. Barbara Wood, owner of the shops, said after 12 weeks of voting by customers at her shops, here are the results: Clinton won with 18.69 pounds of jellybeans, or 51 percent; George Bush, 12.29 pounds, or 33.54 percent; Ross Perot, 4.72 pounds or 12.88 percent; and Harold Stassen, 0.94 pound, or 2.56 percent.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS FLU VACCINE
November 4, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering the influenza vaccine while supplies last at three sites in the county. The main location to receive the vaccine is the health department office at 336 Mo. The department’s walk-in hours are as follows:
SCHOOL BOND MAKES GRADE AMONG VOTERS
November 4, 1992
Renee Karr has been on the winning side of two Lawrence school bond issue referendums, one in 1990 and one Tuesday. However, Karr said, there was a marked difference between the two experiences.
FOR THE RECORD
November 4, 1992
District court Criminal case proceedings
LIONS LAND 8 PLAYERS ON ALL-LEAGUE SQUAD
November 4, 1992
Seniors J. Paul Mosier and Steve Walker earned two spots apiece on the all-Sunflower League football team. Mosier was named to the first team as a punter and defensive end. He also was a second-team receiver. Walker was a first-team running back and defensive back.
ISSUES
November 4, 1992
State Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, handily won Lawrence’s seat in the Kansas Senate on Tuesday with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Praeger attributed the victory mostly to her work to pass children’s legislation as a member of the Kansas House.
WELLS WINS RACE FOR DA
November 4, 1992
A monthlong slugging match for the Douglas County district attorney’s job ended without a handshake Tuesday when incumbent Jerry Wells held onto a slim lead to win his first four-year term as the county’s top prosecutor. Wells, a Republican, defeated Lawrence defense attorney James Rumsey by an unofficial total of 20,664 to 18,196 votes, or 52.9 percent to 46.6 percent. First returns gave him an identical percentage lead, and Wells never relinquished it.
VEILED TRANSPORTATION PLAN
November 4, 1992
To the editor: Lots of ballyhoo has attended the making of the Horizon 2020 plan for Lawrence; there has been much fanfare for the citizen gatherings which give the illusion of broad-based participation in shaping the physical and social nature of Lawrence for decades to come. Now, it turns out, Horizon 2020 isn’t the main circus but only a sideshow.
COMMISSION UPDATED ON HORIZON 2020 PROGRESS
November 4, 1992
An update on the drafting of the Horizon 2020 land use plan turned into an inquiry Tuesday as Lawrence city commissioners peppered organizers with questions and worries. Concerns included how to avoid conflicting ideas from groups working on solutions to local problems, and whether more “blue-collar” residents would be recruited to help draw up the plan.
DATING STUDENTS VIOLATES FACULTY CODE, PROF SAYS
November 4, 1992
Kansas University faculty who engage in romantic and sexual relations with students do so in violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct, a KU professor said Tuesday. “These relationships are unethical and a serious violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct,” said Ellen Sward, who has extensive knowledge of the code.
TONGIE TAMES PIRATES, 14-8
November 4, 1992
Despite a 14-0 halftime advantage, Tonganoxie coach Steve Hughes was not comfortable by any means with his team’s lead over Kansas City Piper in a Class 4A bi-district football game Tuesday night. “They are a good second-half football team,” Hughes said. “We knew we needed to play even tougher in the second half to win the game.”
CITY TO CONSIDER TACO BELL PROPOSAL
November 4, 1992
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday will consider whether to go ahead with a planning recommendation to allow construction of a new Taco Bell restaurant just east of Checker’s grocery store, 23rd and Louisiana. The commission will meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
SHORT-CIRCUIT LEADS TO FIRE AT RESIDENCE
November 4, 1992
Firefighters said a short-circuit caused a fire that engulfed a one-story house about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday just north of the city limits in Grant Township. It took Lawrence firefighters more than two hours to extinguish the fire, which caused an estimated $65,000 damage to the house at 11 Ronoak. There were no injuries.
DEVELOPER TO SEEK VARIANCE AGAIN
November 4, 1992
Local developer Mike Stultz can show a clean slate Thursday when he asks for an exception to city zoning rules. A recent mixup between Stultz and his contractor produced a sunroom addition to the Graystone Athletic Club that encroached on an area restricted by zoning laws.
VOTES, LOCAL TEACHERS SAY
November 4, 1992
The Lawrence school bond issue approved Tuesday night didn’t make schools any less crowded today, but it changed the school environment in another way, a local teacher says. “I think there are going to be a lot of smiling faces tomorrow in the schools in Lawrence, Kansas,” Sue Hack, a teacher at South Junior High School, said Tuesday night. “We really felt the crowding this year more than ever before, but now the end is in sight, and we have things to hope for.”
S NEW SCHOOLS NOT LIKELY TO OPEN FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS
November 4, 1992
The bad news about the Lawrence school bond issue approved Tuesday is that it could be two years or more before the new schools it will finance are completed. The good news is that the bond issue won’t affect local property tax bills until next November. And even then, the local mill levy could end up being lower than it is now.
COUNTY VOTERS PICK CHAPPELLMCELHANEY
November 4, 1992
Youth and experience were served Tuesday in the two Douglas County Commission races, with political newcomer Jim Chappell and incumbent Louie McElhaney prevailing in a pair of convincing victories. Chappell, a rural Lawrence Democrat, defeated Ralph Tanner, a Baldwin Republican, and Damon Black, a rural Lawrence Libertarian in the 2nd Commission District.
TURNOUT SETS RECORD AT 85.5
November 4, 1992
Led by a wave of newly registered voters, 85.5 percent of Douglas County residents came to the polls Tuesday in what appeared to be a record turnout. County Clerk Patty Jaimes said this morning that the unofficial count showed 42,445 of the county’s 49,628 registered voters cast ballots.
DEMOCRATS WIN BIDS FOR HOUSE
November 4, 1992
Democrats swept Lawrence’s three Kansas House elections Tuesday, with the only incumbent winning easily and two Kansas University employees capturing seats. Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, the only state legislator from Lawrence to seek re-election this year, received more votes than her three opponents combined.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 4, 1992
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. James Amrein, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
HOW TO WIN 98%? RUN UNOPPOSED
November 4, 1992
She ran unopposed, but Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes didn’t breeze through Tuesday night. Jaimes was one of three local candidates who were swept into office after appearing alone on the ballot. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson and Sue Neustifter, register of deeds, also won.
KIDS VOTING PARTICIPANTS FAVOR CLINTON
November 4, 1992
The kids did just what the adults did Tuesday. They picked Bill Clinton as their president. Lawrence school children, casting ballots in the Kids Voting program, gave Clinton a victory over President George Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot.
VOTERS SOUND TAPS ON LIQUOR-BY-DRINK FOOD REQUIREMENT
November 4, 1992
By a margin of almost two “cheers” for every “no thanks,” Douglas County voters Tuesday decided to ease liquor-by-the-drink laws in the county by doing away with the food requirement and private clubs. County voters approved the ballot question with 26,171 yes votes, or 64.9 percent, to 14,175 no votes, or 35.1 percent.
EUDORA, DESOTO TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS
November 4, 1992
Voters in two Lawrence-area school districts Tuesday gave thumbs up to bond issue proposals that will finance new construction, taking advantage of both the state’s pledge to pick up a portion of the tab and property tax relief written into the school financing bill this year. While Eudora and DeSoto patrons approved bond issues by a wide margin, voters in Tonganoxie defeated a bond issue that would have paid for new construction and a high school addition.
BETTY LOU CARLILE
November 4, 1992
Services for Betty Lou Carlile, 91, Eudora, are pending. Mrs. Carlile died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
OREAD LABS SHARPENS ITS FOCUS ON RESEARCH
November 4, 1992
Within the next several weeks, officials at Oread Laboratories Inc. expect to have the paperwork in place for a limited partnership to develop a new drug. Bill Duncan, Oread Labs’ president and chief executive officer, said the caffeine citrate product would be designed to prevent apnea, or the temporary cessation of breathing, in premature infants.