Archive for Wednesday, October 14, 1992

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GROWING PROJECT
October 14, 1992
To the editor: I came to Lawrence in 1972. Twenty years later I departed profoundly changed and, I think, a better person. I moved on to other adventures in California.
JUVENILE DETENTION ADD..
October 14, 1992
Meanwhile, the prospects for Atchison and Brown counties joining the northeast region grew dimmer Monday following a meeting in Atchison that Weigand attended. She said Atchison County is considering using bedspace at the St. Francis Academy near Atchison to house its juvenile offenders and those from Brown County.
FOR THE RECORD
October 14, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LHS DOWNS MANHATTAN
October 14, 1992
In Joan Wells’ mind, every Lawrence High volleyball victory over arch-rival Manhattan is a little like poking a trapped animal through its cage some day, it’s going to bite back. “It’s the last time that counts,” Wells, the Lions’ coach, said. “I’ve seen it happen too many times. If you look past a team, they can turn it around on you.”
KU, BAKER NOT BUCKING COST TREND
October 14, 1992
Tuition increases mandated this fall at Kansas University were close to the double-digit increase recorded at U.S. public colleges and universities. The Kansas Board of Regents mandated a 10 percent increase in tuition rates for Kansas residents and 12.5 percent raise for non-resident students attending KU.
FLAME RUNNERS RETURN TO HASKELL
October 14, 1992
Runners from Haskell Indian Junior College finished their leg of the 7,000-mile Flame Spirit Run and returned to campus late Tuesday night, said Hannes Combest, educational assistant to the president at Haskell. “As far as I know, everyone is fine,” she said. “Just really tired.”
LAWRENCE BANKER HELPS PLAN AMERICAN ROYAL CELEBRATION
October 14, 1992
A Lawrence banker is playing a big role in coordinating the celebration next month for the new American Royal complex that will be dedicated in Kansas City, Mo. Todd Sutherland, University National Bank president, is a member of the American Royal Celebration Days Steering Committee that is planning the dedication ceremonies for Nov. 5-7.
KU SEEKS APPROVAL FOR FIRE EXIT PROJECT
October 14, 1992
The Kansas Board of Regents will be asked Thursday by Kansas University officials to endorse a $1.9 million project to correct fire safety deficiencies at Allen Fieldhouse. The home of the Jayhawks needs fire exit towers on the corners of the fieldhouse and an exit to KU’s parking garage, said Allen Wiechert, KU director of facilities planning.
LHS PRODUCTION TAKES AIM AT CONSEQUENCES OF ACTIONS
October 14, 1992
It might seem like a Hitler youth from Nazi Germany and a black teen-ager from the big-city projects could have absolutely nothing in common. But “T-Money & Wolf,” a production of the Lawrence High School Theater Department and the LHS Black Student Union, shows that two such people can share one thing: strong societal pressures to make some bad choices.
W. CHRISTIAN WHITENIGHT
October 14, 1992
Private family memorial services for W. Christian “Chris” Whitenight, 51, Alameda, Calif., will be held at a later date at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Mr. Whitenight died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992, at the Summit North Hospital in Oakland, Calif. He had cancer.
SHERMAN HOUGLAND
October 14, 1992
Services for Sherman Fredrick Hougland, 72, Perry, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, with the Revs. Tom Stallworth and Joe Stiles officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hougland died today, Oct. 14, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ADAM E. SCHRAM
October 14, 1992
Graveside services for Adam E. Schram, 93, Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Schram died today, Oct. 14, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BANK ACQUISITION PLAN GETS FEDERAL APPROVAL
October 14, 1992
First National Bank of Lawrence has moved one step closer to being brought under the holding company umbrella of Mercantile Bancorporation Inc. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has given Mercantile permission to acquire MidAmerican Corp., the holding company that owns First National Bank, as well as two other Kansas City-area bank parent companies. Those holding companies are Johnson County Bancshares Inc. and Crown Bancshares Inc.
HILLARY SWEET ON BILL IN LOCAL POLL
October 14, 1992
Hillary Clinton voted early for her husband, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, by casting a jellybean ballot Tuesday afternoon at a local sweet shop. “It looks like we’re doing pretty well,” said Mrs. Clinton, who cast a red, cinnamon-flavored jellybean for her husband during a photo opportunity at Ye Old Sugarosity Shoppe in the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
HASKELL STUDENTS PROUD TO SHARE STAGE
October 14, 1992
James Black, Gordon Small and Cecelia Tsatoke had problems falling asleep Monday night. Melissa Shane and Dorothy Stites had no problem sleeping but could barely contain their excitement through the rest of the morning. The reason for the bleary eyes and barely controlled enthusiasm? These five Haskell Indian Junior College students were chosen to represent the college during Hillary Clinton’s visit to Kansas University on Tuesday.
CHEMICAL FUMES CAUSE EVACUATION
October 14, 1992
Improper disposal of chemicals Tuesday afternoon resulted in an hourlong evacuation of Kansas University’s Malott Hall because fumes from the chemicals were believed potentially explosive. Batallion Chief Jerry Karr of the Lawrence Fire Department said the evacuation began around 2 p.m. when a smell of unknown gas was reported in the basement level of Malott Hall. Karr said there were indications that the gas could have been flammable.
RELAXED RULES HELP CALIFORNIANS
October 14, 1992
Some states, like Kansas, restrict their athletes by not allowing teammates to play together in summer leagues. Other states, like Jacque Vaughn’s home state of California, let the players play. And it sometimes pays off big.
CHIEFS SHED CONSERVATIVE LABEL VERSUS EAGLES
October 14, 1992
A debate rages in Kansas City and it has nothing to do with politics. The question that needs no moderator is: Are the Chiefs too conservative on offense?
INQUSITION STARTS TODAY IN HOMICIDE
October 14, 1992
Prosecutors will begin questioning witnesses today in an inquisition into the homicide of a man whose body was found more than a month ago in the Wakarusa River near Topeka. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells today confirmed that the inquisition would be held but would not comment further about the proceeding. He said an inquisition was a confidential matter.
BUDIG RESIGNS POSITION ON COMMISSION
October 14, 1992
After serving 20 months as the Big Eight’s representative on the prestigious NCAA Presidents Commission, Kansas Chancellor Gene Budig has resigned. Budig has been replaced by Kansas State chancellor Jon Wefald.
EUDORA HAS DOUBTS ABOUT GOLF COURSE
October 14, 1992
A study session Tuesday with golf course developer Jeff Gazaway left the Eudora City Council with more questions on his lease-purchase proposal for a city golf course. “I think we need more information to see how this whole thing works,” said Mayor Jim Hoover. “We’re going to check with other cities. This is a new program to us.”
KU LAW SCHOOL NAMES DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
October 14, 1992
William H. Lawrence, professor of law at Kansas University, has been named the first Wagstaff distinguished professor of law at KU. “Bob Wagstaff was an exceptional friend of the University of Kansas,” Chancellor Gene A. Budig said. “It is an honor for KU to have this professorship in his name. Professor Lawrence is an outstanding choice as the first Wagstaff distinguished professor of law.”
S INITIAL DESIGN OFFERS FLEXIBILITY, DIRECTOR SAYS
October 14, 1992
The director of the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center said on Tuesday that she likes the building’s preliminary design because it offers efficiency. Pam Weigand made her remarks after meeting with a seven-member subcommittee of northeast Kansas county officials that is studying the center’s development. The meeting also included Byron Emas, a principal with Abend-Singleton, a Westwood firm that is designing the center. He presented the center’s preliminary plans for the group to review.
VAUGHN TIRED OF RECRUITING
October 14, 1992
When the luster wore off his college basketball recruitment, Jacque Vaughn knew it was time to make his decision. Vaughn, a 6-foot point guard from Pasadena, Calif., announced his decision on Tuesday when he committed to attend Kansas. Vaughn is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Jayhawks during the Nov. 11-18 signing period.
S PICK LOST, OBSERVERS SAY
October 14, 1992
There were no winners in Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate including the voters. That’s the general consensus of local political party leaders and a Kansas University government professor contacted this morning.
A LIVELIER DEBATE
October 14, 1992
Who won the Tuesday night vice-presidential debate and which presidential candidates were helped by the performance of their running mates? As was the case in the presidential debate, personal bias will enter most everyone’s analysis of the debate, with fervent supporters of Bush-Quayle, Clinton-Gore and Perot-Stockdale quick to claim their man was the winner.
COLUMBUS SYMBOLIZES A COLLISION OF CULTURES
October 14, 1992
From a historian’s viewpoint, Christopher Columbus is important because of what he symbolizes. “He’s a handy example. But he’s not the greatest symbol for how the whole world was changing during his lifetime,” says Angel Kwolek-Folland, a history professor who will teach a survey course in American history next semester at Kansas University.
BIG EIGHT NOTES
October 14, 1992
Random notes, quotes and thoughts concerning Big Eight football… Kansas is ranked 25th in both the Associated Press and USA Today-CNN polls. Oklahoma is ranked in neither. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to figure out when KU was last ranked above the Sooners.
HILLARY CLINTON STRESSES ECONOMY
October 14, 1992
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that bad economic policies crafted by Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush threaten to deprive young people of a shot at the American dream. “Trickle-down economics doesn’t work,” she said in a telephone interview with the Journal-World before arriving in Lawrence for a political rally. “The Bush-Quayle campaign seems to promise us more of the same.”
HOSPICE CARE IS THERE IN TIME OF NEED
October 14, 1992
When Joe Evans found out he was going to die, all he wanted was to go home and to fish. Hospice Care in Douglas County made these wishes come true. “He had a deep desire to live at home,” says Connie Evans, Joe’s widow. “We couldn’t have done it without Hospice.”
JUDGE TOSSES OUT BAR-CHECK LAWSUIT
October 14, 1992
A judge today dismissed a petition seeking to prevent the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control division from randomly forcing drinking establishment patrons to show identification upon request from liquor control agents. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone ruled that the woman who filed the petition was not directly affected by the bar checks she observed by ABC agents, and he dismissed the petition.
S MAPLE LEAF FESTIVAL HAS A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING
October 14, 1992
The red and yellow glow of autumn will lead the way to Baldwin this weekend for the 35th annual Maple Leaf Festival. The festival on Saturday and Sunday will showcase the history, culture and skills of the area.
S 10-YEAR TAX ABATEMENT
October 14, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners approved a measure Tuesday that could create 35 local jobs but also take $158,096 off the tax rolls. Commissioners gave Garage Door Group Inc. a 50 percent property tax break over 10 years on $3.8 million in new equipment it needs to create a new line of garage doors and to pay new employees to produce it.
CONDITION REPORTS
October 14, 1992
Kelly Hall, 15, Overbrook, was released Tuesday evening from Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka, where she was taken after a traffic accident at 11:06 a.m. Monday on Douglas County Road 1029 about 18 miles southwest of Lawrence.
COPS
October 14, 1992
When it came in, the Lawrence Police Department’s latest rookie class was a mishmash of housewives, social workers, professors, reporters you name it. On Oct. 23, after two weeks of being shaped and molded into law enforcement experts, the rookies will graduate and hit the streets. But they won’t exactly be a law enforcing machine.
NEARLY 6,500 ATTEND RALLY AT KU
October 14, 1992
Most were there to support Democrats Bill Clinton and Al Gore, or to show their backing for Republican President Bush. A couple dropped by to make a buck, selling T-shirts, buttons and even paddleballs labeled “Bushwhacker.”
CLARIFICATION
October 14, 1992
A story in Monday’s Journal-World about Christopher Columbus noted the cultural mingling of English and French fur traders in the Great Lakes region in the 1600s. The point being made was that many traders mingled with indigenous cultures by marrying Native Americans.
HASKELL STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT CITY GOVERNMENT
October 14, 1992
Haskell Indian Junior College students got a lesson in city government Tuesday night from those who should know: Lawrence’s city staff. Rod Bremby, assistant city manager, walked the students through city hall and city procedures.
PACT RAISES OUTLET MALL SPECULATION
October 14, 1992
A North Carolina outlet mall developer has signed a contract to buy a tract of land across the street from the East Lawrence interchange of the Kansas Turnpike. Stanley K. Tanger of Greensboro, N.C., filed an affidavit with the Douglas County register of deeds saying he has a contract to buy the 13.2-acre tract at 1013 N. Third, the current location of Consolidated Lumber Co. However, the document did not contain details of the purchase agreement, such as whether the contract contains any contingencies that could cancel the deal.
S DAWSON WINS KGA TITLE
October 14, 1992
Tom Dawson could have kicked himself after sinking the winning putt at the KGA Club Professional tournament. Dawson’s putt of about one foot gave him a one-stroke victory Tuesday at Alvamar Country Club, and he may have been the most surprised person at the course.