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NOT A DIRTY WORD
November 6, 1992
City commissioners were briefed Tuesday evening on how Horizon 2020, the city’s new master plan for growth and development, is progressing and how those in charge of drafting the plan intend to make sure they receive balanced input from a representative body of citizens. There have been several Horizon 2020-related meetings in recent weeks and at each of these sessions, it is apparent there are various and differing ideas about the ideal future direction of the city as well as in the services various citizens would like to have in the community.
HOSPITAL EVENT
November 6, 1992
To the editor: Recently, we attended the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Auction for the first time. There were many important people of our community there doctors, nurses, business owners and a few of us who didn’t fit into any of those categories.
CANDIDATE CONGRATULATIONS
November 6, 1992
An enthusiastic “thank you” should be extended to all those who were candidates in the just-completed election. This applies to local, state and national races. An individual who agrees to serve as a candidate for public office makes a major sacrifice. There is the time required for campaigning, the expense, time away from families and jobs and the physical and mental strain of being a candidate. Often, being a candidate means being the target of verbal abuse or criticism, and in most cases, a candidate loses a significant degree of his or her privacy.
S RAINFALL OFF
November 6, 1992
Weather observer Walter Schwarz of Worden reported that rainfall was below normal during October in the south-central Douglas County community. Schwarz measured 1.78 inches of precipitation for the month, which was 0.45 of an inch less than the 2.23-inch norm.
FOR THE RECORD
November 6, 1992
Civil case proceedings A Baldwin woman has dropped her lawsuit against three Lawrence doctors, a medical group and a medical laboratory that she had claimed were negligent in failing to detect a cancer she had developed. The suit, filed by Carolyn Elder, Baldwin, was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled. She had sued Dr. Joan K. Brunfeldt; Reed Medical Group, for which Brunfeldt works; Dr. J. Alan Sanders; Lawrence Clinical Laboratory, for which Sanders works; and Dr. Carol Moddrell.
T ALTER OUTCOME
November 6, 1992
Canvassing ballots, that civic exercise that falls somewhere between watching grass grow and paint dry in terms of interest, was not without its lighter moments today. Laughter swept the Douglas County Commission meeting room near the end of the 90-minute session as county officials read some of the names who drew write-in votes in Tuesday’s election. The write-ins ranged from a collection of real, surreal, dead and cartoon characters.
MOVE OVER, JOHN CHANCELLOR . . .
November 6, 1992
A veteran of Lawrence politics soon will join the pack of pundits pondering the impact of Bill Clinton’s presidency. He’s restaurateur and city commissioner Bob Schumm, quoted in a national news story on Clinton that will be released Sunday. He rubs elbows with the likes of conservative economist Arthur Laffer, a former Reagan adviser.
EBERWEIN SERVICES
November 6, 1992
Services for Charles Otto Eberwein, 91, Collinsville, Okla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery, with Chaplain David Hallenbeck officiating. Mr. Eberwein died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1992, in Collinsville Manor Nursing Home.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH LEADS VOTER TURNOUT
November 6, 1992
Traditionally, the local city precinct with the highest turnout for fall elections has been the Southside Church of Christ, the polling place of the 7th Precinct of the 3rd Ward. But in Tuesday’s presidential race, eight of the city’s 35 precincts had higher turnouts.
FOR THE RECORD
November 6, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KCK MAN FOUND AT LAKE DROWNED
November 6, 1992
A 79-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man whose body was found early Thursday in calf-deep water at Clinton Lake died from drowning, the Douglas County coroner said today. The victim, James L. Cunningham Sr., was in excellent physical health and suffered no injuries other than those related to the drowning, Dr. Carol Moddrell said.
LIONS RESPECT OLATHE NORTH
November 6, 1992
The last Lawrence High-Olathe North football game determined the Sunflower League champion. Back on Sept. 11, LHS beat the Eagles, 3-0, in overtime. The Lions went undefeated and won the league title; O-North finished with just one league loss.
CANTRELL
November 6, 1992
Services for Irma LaVaun “Bonnie” Cantrell, 59, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Perry Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Wright officiating. Burial will be at Buster Cemetery northeast of Perry. Mrs. Cantrell died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
HELICOPTER FLIGHTS AROUND LAWRENCE SPUR COMPLAINTS
November 6, 1992
Lawrence residents took aim at military and Kansas University ROTC authorities Thursday with complaints about unannounced flights over Lawrence by an Air Force helicopter throughout the day. “Barking dogs is one thing, but this is really getting tiring,” said Art Thomas, one of more than a dozen local residents who called the Journal-World on Thursday to ask what the helicopter was doing over Lawrence.
GRAYSTONE GETS OK FOR ADDITION
November 6, 1992
Local developer Mike Stultz got the green light Thursday from the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals to rebuild a sunroom for the Graystone Athletic Club, 2512 W. Sixth, weeks after he tore down the addition. Stultz asked the board for an exception, or variance, to city zoning rules that would allow him to build on an area restricted by the city.
FOR THE RECORD
November 6, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
HEARING SCHEDULED IN 1991 ACCIDENT
November 6, 1992
A 24-year-old Lawrence man on Thursday made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court on a charge accusing him of hit-and-run driving in a 1991 car-bicycle accident in which the former director of the Kansas Union at Kansas University was seriously injured. At the appearance, District Judge Jean Shepherd scheduled a trial-setting date for Dec. 8 for Michael J. Armstrong, 24, Lawrence, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident.
BALLARD TO STAY ON SCHOOL BOARD
November 6, 1992
Despite her election Tuesday to the Kansas Legislature, the president of the Lawrence school board said today that she plans to complete her term. Barbara Ballard will begin working in Topeka in January as the 44th District representative to the Kansas House. But Ballard also will complete her school board term, which ends June 30.
BAKER SET FOR BATTLE AT MANC
November 6, 1992
After an emotional victory last week, Baker can’t afford another trip on a roller-coaster. The Wildcats defeated Benedictine, 33-20, last Saturday to move into a tie for the Heart of America Conference lead. Baker, 7-1, travels to Mid-America Nazarene, 1-7, this Saturday.
DEVELOPER PLANS NEW OUTLET MALL IN N. LAWRENCE
November 6, 1992
Lawrence’s second factory outlet mall is scheduled to open next summer in North Lawrence, it was announced this morning. Steve Tanger, executive vice president for Stanley K. Tanger & Co., a North Carolina-based developer of factory outlet malls, said construction of the center is expected to begin in February. The mall, which will be the company’s 18th, will be situated across North Third Street from the East Lawrence Interchange of the Kansas Turnpike.
MICHAEL EMERTON
November 6, 1992
Services for Michael Brian Emerton, 26, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Emerton died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1992, at his home.
KU TO OBSERVE HOMELESS WEEK
November 6, 1992
Kansas University Homeless Awareness Week scheduled through Thursday will feature a panel discussion and a speech by a national advocate for the homeless. Scheduled events include:
CARRIAGE HOUSE MOVE STUDIED
November 6, 1992
Moving a carriage house across a lot in the Old West Lawrence Historic District could damage the historic quality of the area, a state historic preservation official says. So to satisfy state historic preservation laws, Lawrence city commissioners must decide Tuesday whether there are no “reasonable and prudent” alternatives to the project before it can go ahead.
UPDATE OF ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE TOPS CITY AGENDA
November 6, 1992
A proposed update of city animal control laws promises to outlaw most exotic animals within the city, banning such pets as mountain lions, monkeys and grownup pythons. Dogs and cats are on the shorter list of pets allowed in Lawrence under the draft ordinance.
SOUND OFF
November 6, 1992
Q: I’m wondering where the money from the Kansas Lotto has actually gone. How much has gone to roads and how much to education since it was voted in? A: Jane Elliot, information writer for the Kansas Lottery, said funds from the lottery were never designated for roads or for education.
BIG EIGHT LEAD ON LINE AT NEBRASKA
November 6, 1992
Twenty-three times since Oct. 12, 1968, Kansas has tried to beat Nebraska at football. Twenty-three times Kansas has failed. No. 24 has a chance to be different.
JAYHAWKS HOLDING BASKETBALL PRACTICES TWICE A DAY TWO TIMES PER WEEK
November 6, 1992
Kansas’ two-a-day basketball practices aren’t as tough as, say, football two-a-days in 100-degree heat. “Our two-a-days are pretty easy,” KU coach Roy Williams said Thursday.
CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION
November 6, 1992
Parents should sharpen their communication skills and do their homework to prepare for teacher’s conferences, which will be held Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 in the Lawrence public schools. Open communication between parents and their children and their children’s teachers is crucial if parents want to do all they can to support their children’s school endeavors, educators say.
STAGING SELLS OUT FOLLOWING PARENTAL OUTCRY
November 6, 1992
Publicity surrounding Wellsville High School’s controversial production of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” resulted in a full house at Thursday’s opening night and an anticipated sell-out tonight. A group of parents had voiced opposition to the play, saying it promoted Satanism. But the show went on without a protester in sight, said Randy Renoud, assistant principal.
STRENGTHENED PAULEY ADDS 20 MORE POUNDS
November 6, 1992
Once upon a time, Eric Pauley grew faster than Jack’s beanstalk, and looked like it, too. After growing eight inches during the summer between his junior and senior years in high school, Pauley looked like a soda straw and felt like an arthritic.
S SLAYING CONTINUES
November 6, 1992
Authorities investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sept. 13 submerged in the Wakarusa River say they’re still looking for possible Lawrence and Douglas County ties. But they said they are not focusing on the area as if they were at the height of the investigation.
LMH, HEALTHNET AGREE ON CONTRACT
November 6, 1992
Lawrence Memorial Hospital and HealthNet officials reached an agreement Thursday that will allow LMH to continue as a network hospital. “It was a good compromise,” said Dennis Strathmann, LMH chief financial officer. “We gave up three percentage points and they gave up three percentage points in terms of overall payments for next year.”
T RETURNED TO ROOST IN TREES DOWNTOWN
November 6, 1992
Flocks of sparrows and starlings that invaded downtown Lawrence for months last year haven’t returned so far this year, some downtown employees said today. But a Kansas University researcher said the birds may return to roost downtown before the year is over.
STUDENT OFFICIAL ADVOCATES ACTIVISM
November 6, 1992
Kansas University students need to take a more active role in issues deliberated by local government officials, KU’s student body president says. “I’ll bet anybody … that there will be students running for city commission next year,” Brad Garlinghouse said. “A KU student could be mayor. Think of it.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 6, 1992
DISMISSALS Krista Robertson and baby boy, Lawrence.
S WILLIAMS A PERFECT 1.000
November 6, 1992
Four recruits Jacque Vaughn, Scot Pollard, Nick Proud and B.J. Williams visited Kansas University’s campus this semester. All four will sign college basketball letters of intent with the Jayhawks next Wednesday.
CAR GIVES TEEN KEYS TO FUTURE
November 6, 1992
I couldn’t believe how totally unimpressed my 17-year-old sister was last weekend when my dad bought her a car a slightly dirty but smooth-running 1974 Dodge Dart (custom!) four-door. What a cool car. It belonged to a little old lady who bought it brand new, and the interior is in mint condition. With a little elbow grease, the gold paint and white vinyl top could sparkle.
AG BOARD SELECTION
November 6, 1992
To the editor: I am writing to call attention to a matter which concerns all Kansans, but about which many of us are unaware. Several weeks ago, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court, challenging the constitutionality of the way the members of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are selected. The suit was filed by the Kansas Natural Resources Council and Common Cause of Kansas, two non-partisan public interest organizations. The lawsuit claims that the board’s selection process violates the one person-one vote provision of the 14th Amendment and results in an unconstitutional delegation of legislative and executive power.