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PANEL LOOKS AT ROLES OF WORKING WOMEN
November 10, 1992
As more and more women continue to enter the work force, either by neccesity or desire, they are facing new problems and choosing priorities they never predicted. Women from a variety of careers convened at Haskell Indian Junior College on Monday for the first Women’s Leadership Training Conference.
TONGANOXIE PROMOTES PATROLMAN TO TOP SPOT
November 10, 1992
The acting chief of Tonganoxie’s police department is no longer acting. The Tonganoxie City Council named Larry Burns to the top job at Monday’s meeting. Larry Smith, who served as chief for more than 17 years, stepped down in September to manage the town’s new bowling alley. After undergoing two surgeries to repair the rotator cuffs in his shoulders, Smith felt he couldn’t adequately protect himself in a physical confrontation.
STATE STUDENTS TOP NATIONAL TEST SCORES
November 10, 1992
Kansas students continue to score higher than the national average on two tests taken by college-bound students. However, State Board of Education Chairman Timothy Emert said he was not particularly impressed by the American College Testing or the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
TOPEKA MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER
November 10, 1992
A former Lawrence police officer who had been considered a prime suspect during a Shawnee County murder investigation said today that he thinks authorities owe him an apology now that they have arrested a Topeka man in the slaying. The Topeka man, Gerald D. Delay, 24, remained in the Shawnee County Jail today on first-degree murder charges stemming from the death of Charles Duty, 33, whose body was found Sept. 13 submerged in the Wakarusa River just west of Douglas County.
RADIO LINKS MASONOSU
November 10, 1992
John Cooper admits it doesn’t get any easier for his Ohio State football team or its coach. Two Columbus radio stations reported Friday that Cooper was calling a news conference later that morning to resign to take over as head coach at Arkansas at the end of the season.
LIONS PLACE THREE ON FIRST TEAM
November 10, 1992
Sunflower League champion Shawnee Mission South and runner-up Lawrence split the first-team berths on the all-league volleyball team. League coaches named Lawrence setter Kelley Hickman and hitters Jill Oelschlager and Megan Ramsay to the first team. The Raiders were represented by setter Amy Bornkessel and hitters Krista Singleton and Lisa Avery.
SALER SERVICES
November 10, 1992
A Mass of the Resurrection for Wilma Josephine Saler, 67, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Eudora. Mrs. Saler died Monday, Nov. 9, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
EMMA JOSEPHINE KLEIN
November 10, 1992
Inurnment services for Emma Jospehine Klein, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Miss Klein died Monday, Nov. 9, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WILBERT L. DYER
November 10, 1992
A memorial service for Wilbert L. (Bert) Dyer, 57, Valley Falls, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls, with the Rev. Jon Boyd officiating. The body was cremated. Mr. Dyer died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
HOMELESSNESS PANEL SAYS PREVENTION KEY
November 10, 1992
Homelessness needs to be fought before it starts, said a panel of experts organized for Kansas University Homeless Awareness Week. The panel agreed that good programs were in place to help homeless people, but panel members said more must be done to avoid homelessness in the first place.
WOMAN CLAIMS PROTESTERS HIT TRUCK
November 10, 1992
A 28-year-old Lawrence woman who was arrested for driving her pickup into several anti-gay protesters Friday in Topeka has filed a police report Monday claiming that the demonstrators were trying to damage her truck. She also claims that she was trying to run over signs that were stuck in the ground when the alleged incident occurred.
LIED CENTER UNVEILS LOGO, ANNOUNCES STAFF
November 10, 1992
The Lied Center of Kansas, a new $14.3 million performing arts facility under construction on Kansas University’s west campus, can now boast a new logo and new staff. The new logo and staff were introduced at a meeting Monday for arts supporters and university officials.
CANDIDATE BACKS TAX ABATEMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, JOB CREATION
November 10, 1992
The city should curb assistance to big companies and instead help small businesses and attract others, Lawrence City Commission candidate Fred Markham said at a press conference today. Markham suggested that the city give small businesses tax abatements usually a 50 percent break on property taxes over a 10-year period given to large employers.
BLAZES KEEP FIREFIGHTERS BUSY
November 10, 1992
Firefighters suspect arson in a fire that broke out Monday night just 2 hours after police responded to a domestic dispute at the house. Sgt. Mark Warren, of the Lawrence Police Department, said officers received a call about a domestic dispute at 416 Mich. at 8:14 p.m. When they arrived at the house, the caller was there, but the other person involved had left, he said.
HIGH BUSH STANDARDS?
November 10, 1992
To the editor: Regarding the Saturday Column by the editor:
FOR THE RECORD
November 10, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
COMMISSION OKS ACTION ON AREA WELL
November 10, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Monday learned that wells are indeed a deep subject, especially when determining who owns what wells and what responsibilities ownership carries. The issue was raised by James E. Jolly, who has a county-owned well on his property in Marion Township on County Road 1023, about 22 miles southwest of Lawrence. The well, known as Michael’s Well, was dug in the 1930s as part of the state’s drought-relief program in rural areas. Seventeen such wells exist in the county; four are active.
FOR THE RECORD
November 10, 1992
Civil cases filed Harris Construction Co., Lawrence, has filed three lawsuits in Douglas County District Court against companies it had subcontracted with to build a Wal-Mart store in Overland Park. Harris filed suits against Cannon Commercial Mechanical Contractors Inc., Calidad Masonry Co. and W.W. Contractors Inc. No address were listed for the companies. Harris contends the companies breached their contracts to complete the building. Harris is seeking $8,810 from Cannon and $39,476 from Calidad for allegedly not completing masonry work. From W.W. Contractors, Harris is seeking $15,000 because the firm allegedly did not complete iron work for the Wal-Mart store. Harris also is seeking $31,514 from W.W. Contractors because the firm allegedly didn’t complete iron work on a Hy-Vee store in Mission. Earlier, Harris filed a suit against Grisham Grading & Excavating, Lenexa, seeking $447,149 because Grisham allegedly breached its contract to perform excavating at the Wal-Mart store.
HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP RE-ESTABLISHED LOCALLY
November 10, 1992
The Douglas County AIDS Project is again offering a support group for people living with HIV or AIDS. The group will provide a forum for discussing issues related to a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS, and will include education and information on services available in the community, health care, nutrition and social and emotional support. “The last group dwindled because we hadn’t hired a person on staff to do client services,” said Dan Purcell, program coordinator and VISTA volunteer with the project. “We have a half-time case manager now, and he’ll organize the support group.”
FOR THE RECORD
November 10, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PAUL E. STOWE
November 10, 1992
Services for Paul E. “Manny” Stowe, 76, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stowe died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Lawrence.
COUNTY TO DISCUSS GARAGE BID
November 10, 1992
The Douglas County Commission will consider on Wednesday whether architects working on the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center should bid on a designing a secured garage for the center. Commissioners will decide whether Abend Singleton Associates will bid on building the garage, which would allow law enforcement personnel to transport juvenile offenders in and out of the center in a secure setting.
CITY RE-EMPHASIZES COORDINATED EFFORTS
November 10, 1992
Working with Douglas County and Lawrence school district officials to meet high-dollar public needs while saving taxpayer dollars became a top priority Monday for the Lawrence City Commission. “We have a lot of projects that are going to need to be built, and we need to be talking about ways to finance these projects,” Commissioner John Nalbandian said after a Monday goal-setting session.
FARLEY SERVICES
November 10, 1992
Graveside services for Lois M. Farley, 61, Sundre, Alberta, Canada, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Farley died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1992, at Sundre.
MARVEL L. BACHMAN
November 10, 1992
Services for Marvel L. Bachman, 52, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bachman died Monday, Nov. 9, 1992, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka. She was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Vernon, Neb., the daughter of Elza and Laura Porter Jackson.
ROSE E. ROMANO
November 10, 1992
A funeral mass for Rose Elizabeth Romano, 68, Lawrence, will be at 8 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Secaucus. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Jersey City. Mrs. Romano died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kan.
LIONS RELIEVED TO AVOID OT AGAINST O-NORTH
November 10, 1992
Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy had no worries about the thought of another overtime game with Olathe North. His players, however, weren’t so sure.
ARMS FREEZE GROUP WARNS OF REMAINING NUCLEAR DANGERS
November 10, 1992
Longtime proponents of a nuclear arms freeze say their movement has shifted goals from those that city residents voted on 10 years ago, but the issue is still relevant despite dramatic changes in the world. “Certainly there can be no question that the problem of nuclear weapons remains, but in this country, it is not as prevalent as it was 10 years ago,” said Allan Hanson, coordinator of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and professor of anthropology at Kansas University.
BARKER QUIETS CRITICS WITH BOOMING PUNTS
November 10, 1992
The swirling winds of Arrowhead Stadium didn’t bother Chiefs’ punter Bryan Barker on Sunday afternoon. Barker, a third-year pro out of Santa Clara, boomed eight punts for a 46.3-yard average, quieting boo-birds who’ve been blaming him for poor hang-time this season.
SCHOOL BOARD SETS TOWN MEETINGS
November 10, 1992
Tonganoxie school board members spent about three hours Monday defending against attacks on various board actions. Several disgruntled patrons attended the school board meeting. Among other issues, the group said they were concerned about: the procedure that led to the school bond election; hiring additional administrators; the number of out-district students attending Tonganoxie schools tuition-free; and the board’s choice not to have property appraised before purchasing it.
IRENE M. SOUTHARD
November 10, 1992
An inurnment service for Irene Margie Southard, 66, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Montevideo, Minn., cemetery. The body was cremated. Mrs. Southard died Monday, Nov. 9, 1992, at a Lawrence nursing home.
BOARD MULLS COORDINATION OF SCHOOL PROJECTS
November 10, 1992
The Lawrence school board Monday considered ways it could get some special assistance in coordinating work on six different projects to be financed by the recently passed school bond issue. “I think we’ve got to be cognizant of the fact that with six major projects, there are some things we have to coordinate and schedule between them,” Lawrence School Supt. Al Azinger said.
PAINTING KEEPS LUCAS IN SPORTS
November 10, 1992
Baseball is more than a game to fans like Peter Gammons, George Will, Larry King and Lawrence’s own Scott Lucas. Lucas, like those writers and broadcasters, speaks of the national pastime in almost religious terms.
PROF CITED CONCERN OVER COLLEAGUE
November 10, 1992
A Kansas University law professor wrote in a memo that she was “outraged” that a colleague was allowed in spring 1992 to screen first-year law students for a class after it became known by some people in the law school that he had been accused of sexually harassing students. Ellen Sward, professor of law, said today that she sent a memo dated March 6, 1992, to KU law school dean Bob Jerry saying she was outraged that Emil Tonkovich, a tenured law professor KU is trying to fire for alleged misconduct, was reviewing applications for a law class after officials in the law school knew of allegations against him.
CITY CONSIDERS VOTE ON LARGER ARTS CENTER
November 10, 1992
A bond issue for an addition and renovations to the Lawrence Arts Center valued in 1989 at $3.5 million could show up on city election ballots in April, Lawrence city commissioners said Monday. However, commissioners opted first to hash over other city needs and determine where the center expansion fits in the big picture before promising support.
KANSAS REALIZES SEASON GOES ON
November 10, 1992
First he was mad. Then he didn’t care. Then he was upset. Then he was really upset. Now, even though he’s still disappointed with the way Kansas played, Glen Mason is done with the Nebraska game.
KIDS
November 10, 1992
A sense of anticipation rippled through the first-graders at Schwegler Elementary School. They weren’t waiting for Michael Jackson or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to make guest appearences but for a 6-foot-tall “marsupial” called Katy.
S IMPACT DISCUSSED BY DOWNTOWN GROUP
November 10, 1992
Traffic flow, competition, zoning impacts and aesthetics are issues Downtown Lawrence leaders would like to see placed on the public agenda for discussion as a developer prepares to build a factory outlet center in North Lawrence. Earl Reineman, president of Downtown Lawrence, the organization that represents businesses in the city’s commercial center, said the consensus among his group still is favorable toward the Tanger Factory Outlet Center.
OSTERTAG YEAR WISERFRIENDLIER
November 10, 1992
One writer suggested that if Greg Ostertag weren’t playing basketball at Kansas, he might attend games with half a basketball on his head like one of Missouri’s Antlers. “If I didn’t play, I probably would be there to support the team and do a lot of yelling,” said Ostertag, KU’s 7-2 sophomore center from Duncanville, Texas. “But I don’t know if I’d be that obnoxious.”
November 10, 1992
The state’s new method of accrediting schools might not do enough to challenge the district’s highest-achieving students, a Lawrence school board member charged Monday. “All education today is basically one fad after another,” board member Tom Murray said, adding that the state’s new Quality Performance Accreditation “has all the trappings” of a fad.
SOUND OFF
November 10, 1992
Q: When there is a Monday holiday, Monday and Tuesday trash routes are picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday but when a holiday falls on Thursday, Thursday routes are picked up on Friday and Friday routes are dropped. But on Friday holidays, people on Friday routes don’t get sanitation service. Why is that? Do all the commissioners live on Monday-Thursday routes. And what’s going to happen on holidays next year when services will be reduced even more? A: Bob Yoos, city solid waste superintendent, said Monday that under the current trash collection system, city sanitation workers pick up trash for residents twice a week either Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday, depending on location of the household.