Archive for Monday, October 26, 1992

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PEROT LEGACY
October 26, 1992
To the editor: Regardless of who we hire on election day to be the president, it would certainly be interesting if all the Perot supporters hung around afterwards and proved they are more than “summer soldiers” by organizing a genuine third party with a slate of legislative candidates. If Mr. Perot is sincere about helping the people take back their government, that’s the way to do it.
MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT
October 26, 1992
To the editor: Your vote belongs to you.
HUMAN FRAILTIES MULTIPLIED
October 26, 1992
As if human beings weren’t adept enough at making mistakes, along comes the age of computerization to add to the scope of our frailties. Hartford, Conn., recently had 5,500 residents “silently and painlessly killed.” The problem: A computer which selects grand juries had a glitch and there are thousands of residents no longer present and accounted for.
CITY WORKERS SNATCH SIGNS FROM YARDS
October 26, 1992
Yard signs plugging ballot issues and candidates are sprouting like dandelions in Lawrence with eight days to the Nov. 3 election. However, if lawn owners aren’t careful, city employees will pluck them like weeds.
MANAGER
October 26, 1992
Customers of Leavenworth County Rural Water District No. 10 shouldn’t worry if their tap water looks white and tastes unusual, said Shirley Davidson, business manager. The temporary condition results from air getting into the water line during the routine installation of new meters, she said. In some cases, the installation won’t have any effect on water service to other customers. Other times, air gets trapped in the lines and turns the water white until all the affected water runs out.
CHILD-CARE PROVIDERS GET PAYMENTS AT LAST
October 26, 1992
Delayed state payments to some home child-care providers have apparently arrived, providers said. But the arrivals have not soothed the irritation felt by providers whose checks were hung up. The payments were delayed by changes at the Social and Rehabilitation Services office in Lawrence. Local child-care providers said today that they finally received payments in the mail last week from the local SRS office for their care of state-assisted children.
RABIES CASES SET A RECORD, BUT THE INCREASE IS SLOWING
October 26, 1992
Rabies cases reported in Kansas climbed to an all-time high in 1992, with 345 cases recorded through September. “This is the highest year on record,” said Greg Crawford, director of public information with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which records the information.
WALKER SERVICES
October 26, 1992
Services for John W. Walker, 80, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. John Gingerich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992, at his home.
HERCULES ANNOUNCES MORE LAYOFFS
October 26, 1992
Hercules Inc., the operating contractor at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, today announced that it has begun notifying as many as 80 employees that their jobs will end next year. These 80 layoffs will follow 250 job terminations in 1992.
CORRECTION
October 26, 1992
Because of a photographer’s error, a photo caption in Saturday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information. Darian Dulin, one of two Lawrence High School homecoming kings, was not in the photograph. Shown in the photograph was Charles Womack, who was standing in for Dulin, who was playing football. Because of a reporter’s error, an article in Sunday Arts misstated the location for “The Mysteries and What’s So Funny?” It will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall on the Kansas University campus.
EARLY-MORNING FIRE SUNDAY SPARKS $65,000 IN DAMAGES
October 26, 1992
An early morning fire Sunday caused almost $65,000 in damage before Lawrence firefighters could extinguish the blaze, Battalion Chief Jerry Karr said today. The fire started in a detached garage at 404 E. 12th and spread to a 1 -story home and another garage, Karr said.
CIVIL CASES FILED
October 26, 1992
A Baldwin woman has filed suit against three Lawrence doctors, a medical group and a medical laboratory claiming they were negligent in failing to detect cancer she had developed. Carolyn Elder, Baldwin, filed the suit in Douglas County District Court. Mrs. Elder is suing Dr. Joan K. Brunfeldt; Reed Medical Group, for which Brunfeldt works; Dr. J. Alan Sanders; Lawrence Clinical Laboratory, for which Sanders works; and Dr. Carol A. Moddrell. Mrs. Elder contends the doctors and medical practices treated her for complaints of post-menopausal vaginal bleeding in 1990. She alleges the defendants were negligent and careless in failing to diagnose and treat a cancer that was causing her bleeding. Mrs. Elder is seeking more than $50,000 in her suit against each of the physicians and medical practices.
FOR THE RECORD
October 26, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LOCAL BODY BUILDERS WIN STATE HONORS
October 26, 1992
Two Lawrence body builders won first prize honors Saturday in the Kansas Body Building championships at Washburn University in Topeka. Judy Alexander captured three firsts, including the “Overall Miss Kansas 1992” honors at the competition. She also was awarded top honors in the masters and lightweight category.
BAKER OFFENSE POTENT EVEN IN EVANGEL LOSS
October 26, 1992
Despite a disappointing 43-42 loss at Evangel on Saturday night, one fact remains certain: Baker’s offense hasn’t been contained this season. The Wildcats, ranked second in scoring and ninth in rushing in NAIA Div. II, piled up 479 yards against Evangel.
ARTHUR ROACH
October 26, 1992
Services are pending for Arthur E. Roach, 77, of Lawrence. Mr. Roach died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
THE LATEST INVALUABLE TOOL FOR BUSINESS
October 26, 1992
Garth Terlizzi took a nasty spill while riding his bike the other day. He was reaching for his cellular phone. “I keep the phone down where they put the water bottle. I went for the phone just as I hit a patch of gravel,” he said.
BROOKCREEK CENTER STUDYING EXPANSION
October 26, 1992
Brookcreek Learning Center officials are setting their sights on a plot of city land in East Lawrence for a new center serving six times the number of children they do now. Brookcreek officials will ask Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday for their permission to study a parcel next to the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th.
PRINCIPAL TATE RELIES ON PEOPLE APPROACH AT LHS
October 26, 1992
Lawrence High School Principal Brad Tate is more accessible than many administrators in that he’ll answer calls to his office without having them screened by a secretary first. But if Tate has been harder to find lately, it’s because he’s been getting out out of his office, out into classrooms, out into the community and, when the opportunity arises, even out onto the wrestling mat.
October 26, 1992
The Democratic incumbent in the eastern Lawrence 46th district, Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, says she’s ready to begin her seventh term in office with an emphasis on continuing unfinished business in the Legislature. “I always say I think I have some unfinished business up there,” she said. “Your business will always be unfinished because the legislative process is ongoing.”
OPERA OFFERS GREAT MUSIC, POOR STAGING
October 26, 1992
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 26, 1992
ADMISSIONS Glen Wiseman, Lawrence; Howard McDaniel, Baldwin; Regina Townsend, Lawrence.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GOING CELLULAR
October 26, 1992
Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug sometimes wrestles with whether to get a cellular phone. “I’ve been struggling with the image of being some official with a TV, a bar and a lot of fancy gadgets in the car, versus how cost-effective it would be,” he said.
RESPECT FOR SIGNS
October 26, 1992
To the editor: It’s that wonderful time of year when many of our yards are decorated with pumpkins and political yard signs. Because we live in a country where we have a freedom of choice, we can put up a sign of our choice in our own yard. Or can we?
T COMPLAIN ABOUT HIGH EXPECTATIONS
October 26, 1992
Danny Nee would have preferred speaking before, certainly not right after Roy Williams at Sunday’s Big Eight basketball media day. “It’s like following God,” Nebraska’s coach quipped.
COUNTY VOTER ROLLS UP 34%, BREAK RECORD
October 26, 1992
Voter registration in Douglas County stands at an all-time high and then some as a record 49,628 county residents have registered to vote Nov. 3, the county clerk announced today. The county has added 12,651 voters, or 34 percent, to its registration rolls since July, when 36,977 people were signed up to vote. The final total shatters the former registration record of 40,602 set two years ago. In 1988, the last presidential election year, 40,574 residents were registered.
KIDS VOTING SPURS REGISTRATION TOTALS
October 26, 1992
The Kids Voting program that will allow minors to vote in this year’s election also has had the benefit of getting more adults to register, registration totals indicate. In Kids Voting, students grades kindergarten through 12 will go to the polls Nov. 3. Although their votes won’t count in the final totals, the votes will be tabulated and analyzed.
WILSON
October 26, 1992
Services are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Rosa “Rose” Wilson, 69, Broken Bow, Okla. She died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992, at a hospital in Paris, Tex. She was born Oct. 27, 1922.
POLITICAL WIVES
October 26, 1992
If Hillary Clinton becomes the next first lady of the United States, she probably will quit her law practice and become more “traditional” in that new role, a KU professor and researcher says. However, Diana Carlin, assistant professor of communication studies, says that Mrs. Clinton, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton, would be an “autonomous” first lady. Carlin said Mrs. Clinton could end up chairing an important presidential board if her husband is elected.
SOME COACHES MAY NEED GAGS DURING GAMES
October 26, 1992
Notes and quotes from Big Eight basketball media day while wondering if Einstein understood the Principle of Verticality. Actually, verticality isn’t being as stressed as much as verbality in the conference next season. Or at least that’s the feeling I had after listening to John Erickson, the Big Eight’s assistant commissioner in charge of basketball, expound on rules emphasis in 1992-93.
PITT DEFEAT PITS FOR CHIEFS
October 26, 1992
With apologies to Thomas Wolfe, sometimes you CAN go home again. Not the Kansas City Chiefs who, returning to the once-friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium, suffered a 27-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, their first lost in Arrowhead this season.
DOLORES GREEN
October 26, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Margaret Dolores Green, 73, Leavenworth, was today at Annunciation Chapel in Leavenworth. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery on the Mother House grounds. Sr. Margaret Dolores died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992, in the sisters’ infirmary at the Mother House in Leavenworth, where she had been a patient since June.
ENTRIKIN PROMOTES REFORMS
October 26, 1992
Although Neva Entrikin is a political newcomer, she’s no stranger to public service or state employment. The Republican candidate for the state’s 46th House district served on the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System board from 1987 to 1992, worked as an administrative assistant at Kansas University from 1976 to 1992 and has been actively involved in promoting the interests of public employees in the Legislature.
MASON REMEMBERS THOSE TOUGH TIMES
October 26, 1992
Maybe someday Kansas football wins, even wins like Saturday’s 27-10 throttling of Oklahoma, will be taken for granted. Senior tailback Maurice Douglas’ advice is beat the Christmas rush and start expecting more of the Jayhawks right now.
MORNING RAIN ENDS 18-DAY DRY SPELL
October 26, 1992
A cold front early today splashed a little rain on the area, ending an 18-day dry spell. Lawrence received 0.17 of an inch of rain as of 7 a.m. The moisture was the first to fall here since Oct. 8, when a wintry mix of rain and snow dropped a half-inch of moisture on the town.