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POLITICAL TWIST
October 6, 1992
During this heated presidential political season, it is difficult to get an honest, straight assessment about many national situations. Almost every explanation about certain conditions in the United States has a political spin attached to the reasoning. Spokesmen for the Bush administration will try to color the story one way, while spokesmen for the Clinton campaign are quick to put a different twist on the story.
EM ROLLING
October 6, 1992
A film production company will audition local talent to fill the role of a 9-year-old Hispanic boy in an upcoming television film starring Karl Malden. The auditions for the part, to be featured in the film “Why Have They Taken Our Children?”, will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, Ninth and Vermont, and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the downtown Ramada Inn, Sixth Street and Interstate 70, in Topeka.
NEBRASKAN WAIVES EXTRADITION TO STATE
October 6, 1992
A 37-year-old man has waived extradition from Lincoln, Neb., to Lawrence to face charges that he enticed one Lawrence girl and sexually attacked another in separate incidents on Sept. 26, authorities said today. Assistant Douglas County Dist. Atty. Frank Diehl said this morning that sheriff’s officers plan to bring Robert Eugene Bornemeier to Lawrence on Thursday.
FUND DRIVE APPROACHES MIDPOINT
October 6, 1992
The United Way of Douglas County’s 1992-93 campaign drive has garnered $466,233 43 percent of the $1,076,928 goal as of today, the campaign drive chair said. Diane Mullens, chair of the 1992-93 drive, said she was “ecstatic” about the total so far.
S STEINERT HONORED
October 6, 1992
Kansas freshman Lesli Steinert has been chosen as Big Eight volleyball player of the week for her performance at the Arkansas State Tournament over the weekend and against Kansas State last Wednesday. Steinert led Kansas to its first Big Eight victory this season over Kansas State with 25 set assists, a .364 hitting percentage and 13 digs. She also helped the Jayhawks finish second in the Arkansas State Tournament. Against South Florida, she hit .750 with seven kills. She contributed 24 set assists and 14 digs in the victory over Arkansas-Little Rock. For the third straight tournament, she was named to the all-tournament team.
S WEATHER CONTRIBUTES TO BOUNTIFUL SOYBEAN HARVEST
October 6, 1992
Harvest time has can be a time of disappointment if crops don’t do as well as expected. But thanks to a year of good weather, few area farmers should be disappointed this year, said Garry Keeler, agriculture agent with the Douglas County Extension Office.
REGISTERED VOTERS HIT RECORD NUMBER IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
October 6, 1992
Douglas County has set a record for the number of people registered to vote in the county, and the total is likely to increase with two weeks left in the registration period. As of Monday, the county clerk’s office reported 40,664 people were registered to vote in the county. That amount breaks the old record of 40,602 voters who registered for the 1990 general election.
KU PLANS PARAGUAY EXCHANGE PROGRAM
October 6, 1992
Kansas University officials said Monday they will attempt to develop a student exchange program in Paraguay that could rival a popular Costa Rican program. “The Costa Rica program has become so popular that we have more students than we can handle. We’re hoping that this (Paraguay) presents an alternative,” said Charles Stansifer, professor of history.
BILL PARKER
October 6, 1992
Memorial services for Bill R.W. Parker, 76, Galesburg, Ill., were held Sept. 24 at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Galesburg. Mr. Parker died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992, at a Galesburg hospital. He was cremated.
BETTY L. WILSON
October 6, 1992
Services for Betty Lee Wilson, 67, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Roger Ambrose will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Wilson died Monday, Oct. 5, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KJHK, SPANISH STATION HOLDING COLUMBUS DEBATE
October 6, 1992
Kansas University’s campus radio station will participate in an internationally broadcast debate among Native Americans and Spaniards on the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in America. “Columbus and Controversy: A New Look at the New World,” a one-hour debate starting 2 p.m. Monday, is a cooperative effort of KJHK-FM at KU and Radio Exterior de Espana in Madrid, Spain.
ELENA KIOSOW
October 6, 1992
Services for Elena Kiosow, 94, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Kiosow died today, Oct. 6, 1992, at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
TOP GUARD NARROWS LIST TO KUUM
October 6, 1992
Jacque Vaughn, a 6-0 basketball point guard from Muir High in Pasadena, Calif., has narrowed his college choices to two schools Kansas and Michigan. Vaughn, rated the second-best high school point guard in the country by recruiting expert Bob Gibbons, has eliminated both Indiana and UNLV, Gibbons reported. Vaughn will likely make a decision next week, following this weekend’s trip to Kansas.
DEPARTMENT IMMUNIZES 42 CHILDREN DURING DRIVE
October 6, 1992
The director of the local health department is calling a child immunization drive held Monday a succcess. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department recorded 42 visits for immunizations on Monday, when it sponsored Child Health Day to focus on the importance of immunizations for children age 2 and under.
DONNA LEE BRIDE
October 6, 1992
Services for Donna Lee Bride, 40, Gunnison, were held Sept. 28 at Oh Be Joyful Church in Gunnison. Burial was in Gunnison Cemetery. Mrs. Bride died Friday, Sept. 25, 1992, at a Grand Junction, Colo. hospital of an aneurysm.
AREA MAN, 33, FACES CHARGES FOR GAMBLING
October 6, 1992
A 33-year-old rural Lawrence man was arrested early Monday in connection with a gambling ring that involved a large amount of cash, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent said today. Greg Staples, Rt. 1, was booked into Shawnee County Jail on a Shawnee County warrant charging him with five felony counts of commercial gambling and five felony counts of distributing gambling devices, the agent said.
FAMILY ILLNESS TEMPORARILY HALTS FLOWER CAMPAIGN
October 6, 1992
State Rep. Joann Flower has postponed personal campaign appearences indefinitely due to a family emergency. Flower, a Republican, is seeking election to a third term in the Legislature. She represents the 47th district, which includes most of Jefferson County and a northeast section of Douglas County.
CORONER FAILS TO SOLVE MYSTERY OVER BONES
October 6, 1992
A deputy coroner’s brief examination Monday didn’t unlock the mystery involving several bones found in the basement of an East Lawrence home. Deputy Coroner Dr. Laurance Price said he came to no conclusions during the examination except that the bones were human and that they were from extremities.
KU SEEKS RESEARCH LINK TO SCHOOLS
October 6, 1992
Kansas University education professors working atop Mount Oread sometimes may seem out of touch with those in the trenches the teachers and administrators working in public schools. But Fred Rodriguez, associate professor of education at KU, hopes that perception will change with a new program designed to get education researchers spending more time in public school classrooms.
BUILDING PERMIT TOTALS REBOUND
October 6, 1992
A surge in commercial and single-family residential home construction last month lifted the city’s building permit valuation total out of the summer doldrums. For September, the valuation of building permits was $6,905,340, up from $4,057,129 in August and the highest monthly total since spring, when the local construction industry was starting new projects at a rapid clip.
FOR THE RECORD
October 6, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
UNION PUT OFF
October 6, 1992
A hearing scheduled for today before a state board on the request by Kansas University graduate students to form a union has been postponed until Jan. 16. KU officials were granted a continuance because they weren’t prepared to proceed with the Kansas Public Employee Relations Board hearing.
2 EMERGENCY SIRENS FAIL DURING MONDAY TEST
October 6, 1992
Two of Douglas County’s 25 emergency sirens failed to sound Monday during the monthly test. The faulty sirens are at Kansas University’s West Campus and at Lawrence High School.
HUNTERS PACK BOWS, SKILL WHILE STALKING DEER
October 6, 1992
Area deer beware: It’s that time of the year for bow hunters. With razor-sharp arrows in one hand and a bow in the other, dozens of area bow hunters are climbing into shelters and learning to be quiet while they wait for their opportunity.
NEW SIRENS PLANNED FOR COUNTY
October 6, 1992
Before severe weather season starts next spring, Douglas County officials hope to have seven new emergency warning sirens installed at various sites in the county. The new sirens two of them replacement sirens and five of them at new sites will bring the total number of sirens in the county to 30.
INDIAN CENTER OFFERS LEGAL AID SERVICE
October 6, 1992
A Kansas University law school graduate has begun providing legal services at the Lawrence Indian Center, the center announced. On Thursday, Dennis J. “Boog” Highberger began giving advice and offering legal representation in areas such as landlord-tenant disputes, Indian Child Welfare Act cases and any area related to preservation of families.
LOCAL FOOD BARN TO CLOSE OCT. 17
October 6, 1992
The Lawrence Food Barn store, 1900 W. 23rd, has been sold to another supermarket chain and is scheduled to close Oct. 17, according to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Mo.-based grocer. Pete Rahwalt, Food Barn’s senior vice president of human resources, declined to say who had bought the 33,500-square-foot store. The new owner probably will not announce plans for reopening until after the store closes, he said.
COLUMBUS TO SHARE DAY WITH INDIANS
October 6, 1992
The scales of historical perspective may ease toward balance tonight in Lawrence when city commissioners consider proclaiming the day set aside for Christopher Columbus as “American Indian Day.” “I believe that it’s appropriate that on the day that is typically reserved for Columbus, that we take the time to consider the other people involved when Columbus arrived in this country,” Mayor Bob Schulte said this morning.
SCHUMM HOPES TO MOVE DEADLINE FOR GOLF COURSE
October 6, 1992
Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schumm thinks golf course developer Jeff Gazaway is near the end of his rope, and he wants his fellow commissioners to pull in the slack. Commissioners recently gave Gazaway until Jan. 5 to produce proof of financing for a course he hopes to build east of Lawrence. If he can’t get backing by then, commissioners said, they would consider building a city course.
YOUTHS
October 6, 1992
Twelve-year-old Garth Leochner thinks the goal-setting he’s learning in Camp Fire will allow him to be a better athlete. Shelly Shores, 10, likes learning about bald eagles.
S THRIFTS REPORT EARNINGS FOR 2ND QUARTER
October 6, 1992
Caught in a squeeze between accounting methods, Columbia Savings Assn. was forced to show a loss for the second quarter when its top executive says the thrift actually was turned in a record profit. Joe C. Morris, chairman of the Emporia-based savings and loan, said the $1.636 million loss that appears in a federal regulator’s reports for the April-through-June period actually occurred in the fourth quarter of 1991.
IRVING SHOPE
October 6, 1992
Services for Irving M. “Hap” Shope, Allen, are pending with the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Mr. Shope died today, Oct. 6, 1992, at his home.
S LATE GOAL
October 6, 1992
Late-minute heroics helped Lawrence High beat Topeka High and the clock, and capture a 3-2 soccer victory on Monday afternoon at YSI. Steve Boring’s penalty kick with no time remaining eluded Trojans’ goalie Pier Niermeyer to assure the dramatic victory.
SERVICE NOTES
October 6, 1992
Army Reserve Pvt. Craig K. Wehr has completed basic training at Fort Dix in Trenton, N.J. Wehr is the son of Cecil J. and Kay F. Wehr, 2408 Sagebrush Dr. He graduated in 1992 from Lawrence High School.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 6, 1992
ADMISSIONS Marie Foster, Lawrence.
COLIN PHILIP BEYER
October 6, 1992
Former Lawrence resident Colin Philip Beyer, 13, Westboro, Mass., died on Sept. 24, 1992, in Westboro after a yearlong struggle against a brainstem tumor. Colin was born Dec. 15, 1978, in Lawrence. He lived here until he was 3, when his parents, James and Kathleen Collins Beyer, completed their doctorates in English at Kansas University.
SPOTLIGHT ON SANITATION
October 6, 1992
Manicures can add the perfect finishing touch to a person’s well-groomed appearance, and as a consequence, are in demand locally as well as across the country. Industry experts report that nationally in 1988, men and women spent $64 million on manicures, which involve trimming, shaping and sometimes painting the nails.
S REPUTATION CONTINUES TO GROW
October 6, 1992
Comparisons are as natural as a dive play on first-and-goal from the one, but Michael Cosey would just as soon avoid them. Comparisons, that is.
THREE BIG QUESTIONS
October 6, 1992
The Pine Bluff, Ark., Commercial says that during the 1992 election campaign, voters at all levels should respond to office-seekers’ lavish promises with three crucial questions: 1. How much is it going to cost?