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CITY EYES BONDS TO FUND SPORTS COMPLEX WORK
November 13, 1992
The city hopes work on four baseball fields at the Youth Sports Inc. sports complex will start in late spring, according to an update on the project to Lawrence city commissioners. However, to pay for the diamonds, commissioners must pass a special ordinance that will exempt the city from state limits on the sorts of projects for which it can issue bonds.
BICYCLE RIDE FOLLOWS HISTORIC OREGON TRAIL
November 13, 1992
Interested in going on a 2,100-mile historic bike ride? The first-ever bicycle ride of the Oregon Trail is being organized from May 31 to July 3, 1993.
SWIM TEAM INKS STANDOUT
November 13, 1992
Eric Burton, a high school All-American from Cupertino, Calif., has signed a national swim letter of intent with Kansas, KU coach Gary Kempf announced Wednesday. Burton, a senior from Monte Vista High, qualified for the Olympic Trials and USS senior nationals last year. He also placed first in the 200 backstroke at junior nationals.
CONCERTS
November 13, 1992
For Kansas University students Rachel Owens and Alice Robison, volunteering as many as 20 hours a week at the Student Union Activities office, working 13-hour days to set up and clean up a music stage, and haggling with know-it-all music promoters are worth three nights of satisfaction. Those three nights are when SUA hosts cheap, alternative rock concerts as part of a new concert series it started this fall.
INFORMER, SHERIFF MEET TO DISCUSS COMPLAINTS
November 13, 1992
A former Lawrence police officer met with Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson on Thursday to discuss complaints about the treatment he received from authorities who were investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the county line. Anderson met with Ted Crady, Lawrence, late Thursday morning, after Crady on Tuesday said he felt he was owed an apology by local authorities as well as Shawnee County and state officials.
SOUND OFF
November 13, 1992
Q: I would like to know when Ninth Street is going to be open between Iowa and Highland Drive, that little right-turn lane, one-way only street. I had heard it was going to be done for the Kansas State game and now football season is almost over and it’s still not done. A: City Manager Mike Wildgen said the city never promised that project would be finished before the Oct. 10 Kansas University-Kansas State University game.
CITY LOBBIES KDOT FOR N. 2ND FUNDING
November 13, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners lobbied state officials this morning for a slice of a small pie of highway funds to help solve safety and drainage problems along North Second Street. “There is a critical need for these improvements,” Mayor Bob Schulte said of plans to widen and tilt a portion of the four-lane road, a main entrance into the city.
BERT NASH CENTER HOLDS AWARDS NIGHT
November 13, 1992
Bert Nash Community Mental Health volunteers and staffers gave thanks and awards Thursday night to some of the people who offered support and time to the center over the years. More than 120 people attended the seventh annual Pioneer Award Ceremony sponsored by the center, including Bert Nash’s daughter, Barbara Nash Mills, her husband, Steve, and their four sons and 10 grandchildren.
KANSAS CAN RIGHT ITSELF AGAINST CU
November 13, 1992
Kansas can revert to winning form on Saturday against Colorado, or the Jayhawks can take another step backward. “You’ve heard me say a lot of times, you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse, and I think, for the last two games, we’ve gotten worse,” KU coach Glen Mason said. “We’ve got to get that thing turned around and going the right way.”
OSKALOOSA RESIDENTS, KDOT CLASH OVER BYPASS
November 13, 1992
The fate of Oskaloosa businesses took top priority during a public meeting Thursday on proposed improvements to Kansas Highway 92. Kansas Department of Transportation representatives and project consultants addressed about 50 people, who attended the informational meeting in the Oskaloosa High School multipurpose room.
HASKELL, KU FACULTY PLAN EXCHANGE
November 13, 1992
The first formal exchange of faculty members between Kansas University and Haskell Indian Junior College will begin next spring. Raymond John Pierotti, assistant professor of systematics and ecology at KU, will teach Native and Western Views of Nature on the Haskell campus.
FOR THE RECORD
November 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EUDORA BOARD BACKS FALL LEAF TRANSFER
November 13, 1992
The Eudora school board on Thursday approved a resolution supporting the transfer of Fall Leaf from the Basehor-Linwood school district to Eudora. The resolution came on the heels of a similar resolution passed by the Basehor-Linwood school board earlier this month. The Kansas State Board of Education will have to give final approval for the proposed transfer, which would occur in July 1993.
S TAX TIME
November 13, 1992
County tax bills are on the way to a mailbox near you, but they aren’t packing the same punch they have in recent years. The Douglas County treasurer’s office late Thursday sent 34,748 bills to the post office. The 1992 tax bills cover real estate and personal property such as motor homes, travel trailers and boats. Homeowners who pay their taxes through mortgage payments will not receive bills directly their bills will be mailed to their mortgage holders.
FACULTY, STUDENTS TO SHARE IN KU RESTRUCTURING
November 13, 1992
Kansas University administrators on Thursday assured faculty and student leaders they would have a voice in the restructuring of KU programs under Program Review, a universitywide, comprehensive assessment of all programs. “Clearly we will be looking for (faculty and student) input,” in implementing changes, Executive Vice Chancellor Ed Meyen said. “That’s what the chancellor has argued for with the Board of Regents for the last three months.”
KU POLICE SEEK CLUES TO FIREALARMS
November 13, 1992
Kansas University police are seeking information about a series of intentionally set false fire alarms and a fire that was started in Oliver Hall in recent weeks. Six false alarms have been reported in Oliver Hall since Oct. 29, KU police spokesman Burdel Welsh said. A fire also was started in a trash container about 8 p.m. Wednesday, causing about $50 damage.
STRENGTH MATCHES EXPECTATIONS
November 13, 1992
For Kansas forward Ben Davis, the 1992-93 basketball season looks to be a stronger year, because Davis has muscled up. “Strength is the biggest improvement from last season,” Davis said. “Last year, there were a lot of people stronger than me. Strength is awesome, strength helps your endurance. You can take the pain and still run. Last year, I’d get the ball and miss shots, I’d get bumped and be lagging down court. This year, I can take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.”
911 LINES SHUT DOWN FOR 3 HOURS THURSDAY
November 13, 1992
A Southwestern Bell error caused 911 service in Douglas County to go dead for more than three hours Thursday afternoon, a company representative said today. Mike Scott, community relations manager for Southwestern Bell, said the company mistakenly disconnected the county’s emergency lines about 1:30 p.m. Repair workers had the lines back up at 4:54 p.m., Scott said.
POLICE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC RIDE-ALONGS
November 13, 1992
A plan to expand the Lawrence Police Department’s ride-along program will be a topic during the department’s annual staff retreat in mid-December, Police Chief Ron Olin said. Olin said early last month that the city and police department were considering a proposal that would allow more Lawrence residents to participate.
MAXINE L. LANGHOFER
November 13, 1992
Services are pending for Maxine Lorene Langhofer, 71, Lawrence. Vaughn’s Funeral Home in Weston, Mo., is handling arrangements. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Langhofer died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
PLANNING GROUP TO CONSIDER ANNEXATION
November 13, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will consider a request next week to annex nearly 14 acres into the city for a residential development just southwest of the research park at 15th and Wakarusa. The planning commission meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city commission chambers at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
THE MAN IN COMMAND
November 13, 1992
“When you call a member of Congress into the White House, that’s very powerful… . It’s something only a president can do.” That was a recent comment to the Journal-World by Kenneth E. Collier, Kansas University assistant professor of political science who has conducted six years of research on presidents and communication with Congress. His point is well-made. At issue is why more presidents haven’t taken fuller advantage of the clout of their office to achieve more statesmanlike, non-politicized gains for the nation.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 13, 1992
DISMISSALS Sharla Louise Percival and baby boy, Eudora.
ADVERSITIES
November 13, 1992
Sometimes it’s tough being a fifth-year college senior. I mean, first of all there’s the fact that I couldn’t be more tired of school. Astronomy 191 and Understanding the Bible just don’t rate as all that important in the grand scheme of my immediate future. Sounds like an attitude problem, huh?
BAKER CAN CLINCH BERTH IN PLAYOFFS WITH VICTORY
November 13, 1992
After a sputtering start last week, Baker will need a strong finish this Saturday. The Wildcats, ranked sixth in NAIA Div. II, will host Missouri Valley in their final regular-season game. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
600,000 MILES LATER, LAWRENCE AREA MAN GETS A NEW CAR FREE
November 13, 1992
Think you have a long commute? Gordon Bearss’ job requires him to roll up about 700 miles a day. But the mega-mileage has paid off for the 38-year-old area bank courier. After keeping his car running for 600,000 miles, he’s been given a new car.
600,000 miles later, Lawrence area man gets new car for free
November 13, 1992
Think you have a long commute? Gordon Bearss’ job requires him to roll up about 700 miles a day
TIE ONE ON
November 13, 1992
Members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving are asking people to make a resolution long before the new year begins. In conjunction with its annual “Tie One On for Safety” campaign that runs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, MADD wants motorists to tie red ribbons on their cars to symbolize their pledge to drive safely and soberly during the holidays and the rest of the year.
UNITED WAY FUND DRIVE SURPASSES $1 MILLION
November 13, 1992
The United Way of Douglas County’s drive has topped the $1 million mark for the second year in a row. Drive chair Diane Mullens said that, as of Thursday, this year’s campaign total is $1,000,148, still about $76,000 short of the $1,076,928 goal. Last year marked the first time the local United Way drive had eclipsed the $1 million mark.
KU POINT GUARD FINE-TUNED GAME DURING SUMMER
November 13, 1992
Adonis Jordan returned home over the summer to visit family members and work on his game. Spending quality time with his mother, Josephine, proved as gratifying as competing in the rough Los Angeles City Basketball League at Cal State-Los Angeles.