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GHOST
September 11, 1992
Bill Clinton was too young to cast a presidential vote for Harry Truman in 1948, and Republican George Bush didn’t do so even though he could have. Bush went for the losing Thomas Dewey 44 years ago. But the two 1992 presidential hopefuls keep referring to the utterances and doctrines of Truman, the man from Independence, Mo. Harry seems to be increasingly popular among politicians as the years pass. Former president Ronald Reagan, once a Democrat himself, is also fond of quoting Truman. It took quite a while for the direct and abrupt Harry Truman to be recognized as a topflight U.S. president, but that level of recognition has finally, and deservedly, come. And seldom has it been as noticeable as during this election year.
WHY COURT DISASTER?
September 11, 1992
While by far the vast majority of local joggers and runners show good sense and great awareness of sensible safety procedures, there remain a foolish few who almost seem to have a death wish as they lumber along in their alleged pursuit of physical fitness. Take the case of the seemingly mindless jogger who recently was plodding away in a southbound lane of Kasold Drive just south of 15th Street about 5:30 p.m. First off, the young man, with deep concentration and a pained face which indicated he was oblivious to anyone else on the planet, was going “with” the traffic, several feet left of the curbing on a two-lane road that is not blessed with extra tolerance for such things. Runners are always advised to go “against” traffic to be aware of its flow, particularly in busier sections.
CHEAP TRICK
September 11, 1992
To the editor: KU football season is here once again; a time of tremendous revenue for KU and for Lawrence. The city reaps the benefits of many out-of-town fans spending their money in Lawrence. Why is it, then, that the city must gain even more revenue from these fans through what I consider cheap methods?
PATIENTS KEPT WAITING
September 11, 1992
To the editor: My granddaughters had a “sick child” appointment recently at a pediatrician’s office at 1 p.m. They waited 45 minutes in the waiting room before they were called to the examining room. Their mother asked the nurse if the doctor was in, and she replied yes, it will be only about 20 more minutes.
WELL-HANDLED TRAGEDY
September 11, 1992
To the editor: I have two children who attend Wakarusa Valley School and were present on Sept. 2 when our principal, Mr. Coleman, collapsed, He was always in front of the school every morning to greet the children as they went to their classes. He knew every child’s name and always had something nice to say that put a smile on their faces.
PROF SEEKS TO DISCREDIT TESTIMONY
September 11, 1992
A Kansas University law professor who is facing a recommendation for dismissal for sexual misconduct indicated through his questioning Thursday that he contends a key accuser fabricated part of her allegation. The questioning came while law professor Emil Tonkovich was cross-examining a 1991 KU graduate during an ongoing hearing on the ouster recommendation.
BIOLOGICAL SURVEY RECEIVES FUNDING
September 11, 1992
The U.S. Senate this week approved $1.45 million in third-year funding for a non-point source pollution project being conducted by the Kansas Biological Survey at Kansas University. Kansas Sen. Bob Dole’s office announced the measure passed the Senate as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies appropriations bill.
ORLIN W. LONGWOOD
September 11, 1992
Services for Dr. Orlin William Longwood, 89, Tucson, Ariz., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Kirby Hayes officating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Dr. Longwood died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1992, at his home.
CO-OP SIGNS LEASE ON NEW LOCATION
September 11, 1992
The Community Mercantile Inc., a member-owned grocery cooperative, has raised enough money to sign a lease on the 10,000-square-foot building at 901 Miss. Jeff Helkenn, manager of the $800,000 project to lease and remodel the building, said the co-op, which currently has a store at 700 Maine, will open at the new location Feb. 1.
BUT LHS SOCCER SETTLES FOR 3-3, TWO-OT TIE
September 11, 1992
Lawrence built a 2-0 halftime lead in dominating fashion, but settled for a 3-3 double-overtime soccer tie with Shawnee Mission West on Thursday afternoon at the YSI fields. Despite the deadlock, Lions’ coach Mark Craig was satisfied with the Lions’ overall effort, especially in the overtime periods.
CROWD CELEBRATES MEMORY OF EARLY LAWRENCE FARMER
September 11, 1992
They came, 80 strong, young and old, not to remember a famous founding father but to celebrate the significance of life and the memory of a 19th century Lawrence farmer. The occasion Thursday at a small cemetery near the intersection of Sixth and Kasold commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Henry T. Davis, who farmed 160 acres at the location in the late 1800s.
EVENT ADDRESSES SEXUAL HARASSMENT
September 11, 1992
Organizers in the Women’s Studies Program at Kansas University are asking women who have been sexually harassed to speak out. “From my own experience, I would say that every woman has been sexually harassed at some point,” said Elizabeth Campbell, assistant professor of English and chair of KU’s “SPEAK-OUT on Sexual Harassment.”
CHARITY PLAYS HOST TO REGIONAL EVENT
September 11, 1992
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Inc. will play host to the annual conference of the Heartland Region beginning at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Workshops, discussions and a special program known as a “habitation” are planned for representatives from a four-state area.
THIS ENERGETIC GRANDMA SERVES AS INSPIRATION
September 11, 1992
The other night a good friend and I went to Molly’s for dinner and then to see “Honeymoon in Vegas.” I hate Elvis and Nicolas Cage, so I thought the movie would be stupid, but that’s what my friend wanted to see. We laughed a lot. My friend is 55 years older than I am, but we have a lot in common. We like traveling, and going to movies, and I’m sure I’d share her love of gambling if I ever got a chance. And I guess it doesn’t hurt our friendship that one of her daughters is my mom.
FOR THE RECORD
September 11, 1992
Law enforcement report Condition reports
WATER SUPPLY SUFFICIENT FOR NEW EUDORA SCHOOL
September 11, 1992
A sufficient water supply exists to serve a new high school south of Eudora without affecting the cost of construction, school board members were told Thursday during a presentation by a Lawrence engineer. Roger Schenewerk, a landscape architect with LandPlan Engineering, said the firm has worked with the school board on various issues, including site evaluation for the proposed high school.
VIRGINIA L. KELLY
September 11, 1992
Services for Virginia L. Kelly, 74, Merriam, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Funeral Home in Overland Park with the Rev. Roland H. Boehnke officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Overland Park.
KU RESEARCH PROJECT GIVES BIRTH TO 25 YEARS OF HOMES FOR TEENS
September 11, 1992
About 250 people this week are attending the 15th annual conference of the National Teaching-Family Assn., an organization that traces its roots to a Kansas University research project that started 25 years ago. The meeting takes place at the Lawrence Holidome.
CITY MAY TRY WATER, SEWER BOND ISSUE
September 11, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners will consider getting the ball rolling Tuesday on a revenue bond issue of up to $3 million to revamp the city’s water and sewer systems. The systems are faced with increased demand, rust and the need for updating to meet new regulations, city officials say.
WILLARD M. BENGE
September 11, 1992
Services are pending for Willard Martin Benge, 85, Lawrence. Mr. Benge died today, Sept. 11, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home in Lawrence. Rumsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 11, 1992
DISMISSALS Julie Clouse and baby girl, Lawrence; Adriana Sommerville and baby boy, Lawrence.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DEFINE KEY POLITICAL ISSUES
September 11, 1992
If you think the legal drinking age is the only political issue of interest to high school students, think again. Gay rights, abortion and welfare were among issues raised by about 30 Kansas high school students during a special assembly Thursday. Now high school students in Lawrence and five other Kansas communities will vote on those issues in November.
EAST LAWRENCE RESIDENTS KEEN ON REGISTER PROJECT
September 11, 1992
Richard Kershenbaum has wanted East Lawrence to be recognized as a historic neighborhood for the entire 18 years he has lived there. It’s about time, he says, homes in the traditionally working class area of town were thrust into the limelight. “I guess I take pride in the fact that it’s survived as such a diverse neighborhood so long,” he said.
RURAL WATER CUSTOMERS VOICE CONCERN
September 11, 1992
Some customers of Douglas County Rural Water District No. 2 feel little concern about the recent discovery of bacteria in the water lines, but others say they would have appreciated more information sooner after the contamination was found. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment discovered the presence of fecal coliform bacteria during a routine water sampling late last week. Greg Crawford, KDHE spokesman, said the protocol for informing water customers of contamination involves sending a message through the media.
NEW SPORT, NEW LOCATION, SAME RESULT
September 11, 1992
The last time Lawrence and Shawnee Mission South met in a gymnasium in a high school girls’ athletic event, the site was Wichita’s Levitt Arena, and the event was the Class 6A state basketball tournament. On Thursday, the venue was different and the event was a regular-season volleyball match. Much of the personnel was the same, however, and the outcome was identical.
SARA WESTERGREN
September 11, 1992
Services for Sara L. Givens Westergren, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died today, Sept. 11, 1992, at her home.
COUPLE CROSS AMERICA IN COVERED WAGON
September 11, 1992
When Don and Vi Godwin make a pit stop in their travels, they don’t fill up their vehicle with gasoline they use hay and grain. That’s because when the Godwins talk about horsepower, they’re speaking literally.
VIDEO TO FOCUS ON WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES
September 11, 1992
Video cameras are buzzing this week in Lawrence as a national film company shoots a video for employers who might hesitate to hire someone with a cognitive disability. “I think some people find people with cognitive disabilities scary somehow,” said Renee Williams, employer liaison for Full Citizenship Inc., which works with people with disabilities.
CITY TO CONSIDER EDGEWOOD HOMES REPAIRS
September 11, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners will consider accepting $15,000 in federal funds Tuesday to bolster concrete foundations for four apartments at Edgewood Homes. Their Tuesday meeting will get under way at 6:35 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
HASKELL HELPS KC AUDIENCE LEARN ABOUT NATIVE CULTURES
September 11, 1992
It only took about 30 minutes to turn the courtyard at the Federal Building in downtown Kansas City, Mo., into a celebration of Native Americans on Thursday morning. A teepee was assembled by students from the Haskell Indian Junior College and soon the courtyard was filed with a drum’s dance beat and the sounds of traditional native songs.
BOY, 3, MISSING FROM CLINTON LAKE
September 11, 1992
An air, water and land search that has drawn up to 250 authorities and volunteers continued today for a 3-year-old Topeka boy who disappeared Thursday evening at a northside campground at Clinton Lake. Meanwhile, a relative of the boy said today that she feared the child had been abducted.
KICK-OFF RALLY DRAWS FOOTBALL FANS
September 11, 1992
Keith Loneker seemed very much like a jolly blue giant Thursday night. Clad in his blue 74 jersey and surrounded by about a dozen pint-sized Kansas University football fans, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound offensive tackle smiled as he reached down for another item to autograph.
MINCY REMEMBERS SNUB BY HOMETOWN SC
September 11, 1992
As a youngster in south-central Los Angeles, Charles Mincy used to walk to USC’s campus and watch heroes Marcus Allen and Ronnie Lott practice with the much-beloved Trojan football team. Mincy’s infatuation with “Student Body Left” University soured, however, during his senior year at Dorsey High School.