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November 12, 1992
The managers of the Clinton State Park bluebird project say this year’s restoration work was a big success, and a record number of bluebirds hatched and flew the coop. Wes Seyler and Martin Jones monitored 56 nesting places in Clinton State Park every eight or nine days from March 20 to Aug. 12.
November 12, 1992
A local Vietnam veteran and Kansas University administrator received a surprise of the highest order during Veterans Day activities in Washington, D.C. He met President Bush at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as “The Wall,” during a round-the-clock ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the monument’s dedication in which the names of the 51,183 war dead were read aloud.
FOR THE RECORD
November 12, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LAWRENCE STORE TO BE FEATURED ON TV PROGRAM
November 12, 1992
A Lawrence store that deals in environmental goods will be featured on a children’s television show Saturday that can be seen in this area. Simple Goods General Store, 735 Mass., will be included in a segment of the “What’s Up Network,” which will air at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on KSHB Channel 41.
BLACK EXPO USA HEADED TO KCMO
November 12, 1992
Black Expo USA ‘92, the largest African-American consumer exposition of its kind, will make its debut in Kansas City on Nov. 21-22 at Bartle Hall. The Kansas City show also will mark the first time Black Expo has come to this region. Touted as the largest business, education and entertainment exposition ever, Black Expo USA strives to connect minority entrepreneurs and small-business owners with consumers of all ages and backgrounds.
LIBRARY ADDS TAPE, VIDEO DEPOSITORY
November 12, 1992
Patrons of the Lawrence Public Library now can return library videos and cassette tapes anytime they want with the library’s new 24-hour video and tape depository. The depository is on the west side of the library, facing Kentucky Street. A well-illuminated red sign marks the depository’s location.
LIBRARY SALE NETS MORE THAN $31,000
November 12, 1992
The recent book sale of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library netted a profit of more than $31,000, according to Mary Schweppe, the group’s president. The 20th annual sale was held the first week in October in a tent in the library’s parking lot. All items sold had been donated by patrons during the past year. A silent auction netted nearly $600.
PACKER BIDS TO LAUNCH EXPANSION
November 12, 1992
Packer Plastics will seek $3.5 million in industrial revenue bond financing for a new venture that will market new product lines directly to consumers. Jim Schwartzburg, Packer’s president, said the as-yet-unnamed venture will employ 15 to 30 people when it begins operation this spring.
KU NOTES
November 12, 1992
KU didn’t announce any basketball signings on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. The Jayhawks won’t announce any signees until next Wednesday, the final day of the early period. B.J. Williams, a 6-7 forward from Wichita South, made his own announcement Wednesday, signing with KU at 11 a.m. at his high school.
November 12, 1992
“The goal of Special Olympics is not to win, but to try. To experience, not conquer… . No records are broken … only barriers … as athletes, families and all those involved share in discovering the true meaning of courage, determination and sportsmanship.” Those words, from a Kansas Special Olympics brochure, succinctly express what Lawrence volunteers have observed in working with Special Olympians, who have mental or physical disabilities or both.
HENRIETTA PARTRIDGE
November 12, 1992
Services for Henrietta Partridge, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Leo Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Partridge died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
MCLOUTH SCHOOLS SPONSOR FORUM
November 12, 1992
The McLouth school district will hold a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the high school auditorium to discuss changes that have occurred in education and specifically within McLouth schools. The forum is sponsored by the District Steering Committee, the Secondary Principal’s Advisory Council, and the Elementary Parent Advisory Council.
LOCAL WOMAN WINS $8,000 LOTTERY PRIZE
November 12, 1992
What she first thought was a Halloween trick turned out to be an $8,000 treat for a Lawrence woman who won the cash in the Kansas Lottery. On Oct. 31, Kansas Lottery officials called Melissa Vaughn to tell her she had won the money in a second-chance drawing. Mrs. Vaughn was a little suspicious about the call because of the date. But she also knew it could be true.
KU RUNNER RETURNING TO CAMPUS
November 12, 1992
A former Kansas University cross country runner who had to drop out of school after being struck by a car in Lawrence is returning to KU. Jeremy McClain said Wednesday that he had enrolled in 16 hours of spring semester classes at KU.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 12, 1992
ADMISSIONS Sandra Wiechert, Lawrence.
FIRE CAUSES $10,000 DAMAGE TO HOUSE
November 12, 1992
A house at 1311 Del. sustained about $10,000 damage during an early morning fire today, the Lawrence Fire Department reported. Firefighters received a call about 12:58 p.m. Wednesday and arrived at the two-story wood-frame house to find the front porch engulfed in flames. They entered the house through a sliding glass door in the back and extinguished the fire inside before tackling the fire on the porch, the report said.
30 DAYS WORTH MORE THAN $3
November 12, 1992
Time, indeed, is money. And 30 days carried more weight than $3 with Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night. For the second time in a week, commissioners decided to purchase vehicles from a local company that technically wasn’t the low bidder.
WOODROW W. GARRETT
November 12, 1992
Services for Woodrow W. Garrett, 77, Belleville, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart Memorial Chapel in Belleville, with the Rev. Tom Ballard officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery south of Narka. Mr. Garrett died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992, in Belleville.
SCHOOL INTERN PROGRAM INTRODUCED
November 12, 1992
Business leaders got together for breakfast and an informational meeting on a new internship program designed to match Lawrence students who have learning disabilities with area employers. The breakfast served as an introduction to a new School-to-Work Internship program, which is being sponsored by Full Citizenship Inc., Lawrence public schools, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence Holidome.
BUREAUCRACY-LADEN UNIVERSITIES REQUIRE EVALUATION, KU PROF SAYS
November 12, 1992
Whether faculty want to admit it, Kansas University and other institutions of higher education are being mismanaged, a KU business professor said Wednesday. “I think we have to start re-evaluating ourselves,” said Lawrence Sherr, Chancellor’s Club teaching professor of business. “Instead of looking at the process … we should be trying to simplify” the operation of universities, which he said have mistakenly been patterned after failed U.S. business structures.
TEACHERS
November 12, 1992
Nearly 40 percent of those teaching in the nation’s colleges and universities are working part time, with little or no chance of advancement or job security, said a study released today. The study, by the American Association of University Professors, said 38 percent of all college faculty members are in part-time positions. The study based its findings on faculty surveys conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics.
GLORY
November 12, 1992
Most student-athletes must wait until their senior year in high school before making a recruiting visit. Not so J. Paul Mosier.
GRIDIRON PREACHERS
November 12, 1992
The Revs. Vince Krische and Leo Barbee are sideline regulars at every Kansas University home football game. But they’re not coaches. They’re not trainers. They’re not equipment managers or even security officers.
CHANGE OF RURAL ADDRESSES NOT STOPPING MAIL DELIVERY
November 12, 1992
Leavenworth County officials warned rural residents to post their new 5-digit addresses by Nov. 1 or risk an end to their mail delivery. But area post offices say they will continue to deliver mail with the old addresses as long as they can determine where it goes. County officials spent about 13 years developing a rural address overhaul and the final map was approved about three years ago. More than 5,100 rural routes and box numbers have new designations, with numbered north-south roads and names for the east-west roads.
S CATLIN TO JOIN JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
November 12, 1992
Lawrence High senior John Catlin has been invited to play on the Junior Ping Tour, a 221-participant, seven-site national golf tour. The tour runs this month through February. The 1991 state champion, Catlin also was a member of the Kansas Junior Cup team.
MASON BLASTS OHIO STATE RUMORS
November 12, 1992
If money talks, then Glen Mason has delivered his strongest rebuttal to those Ohio State rumors. During his weekly media conference on Wednesday, Mason revealed he has selfish monetary reasons for remaining at Kansas.
COUNTY BALKS AT GARAGE DESIGN FEE
November 12, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday decided to meet with architects of the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center before they design a secured garage for the center. Commissioners balked at directing Abend Singleton Associates to design the garage at this time because the company wants to charge the county alliance funding the project from $3,000 to $4,500 extra for the work if the the garage is not built. The two sides will meet Nov. 30 to discuss the matter.