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KU THEATER TAKES AIM AT A THURBER FAIRY TALE
September 24, 1992
Probably the least likely author to write a fairy tale was James Thurber, the sophisticated humorist and cartoonist for The New Yorker. But like his friend E.B. White, who wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little,” Thurber dabbled in writing tales for children that send clear messages to adults as well. Thurber’s effort, called “The Thirteen Clocks,” now comes to Lawrence as a stage musical that will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crafton-Preyer Theatre.
BUSH CREDIBILITY
September 24, 1992
To the editor: Your Sept. 21 editorial titled “Credibility question” about Clinton’s unwillingness to tell the truth about his draft status infers that Clinton is the only politician who has a credibility problem. Politicians generally are unwilling to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They are afraid to tell the truth and thereby lose the election.
WAKARUSA BRIDGE CLOSED TOLANE
September 24, 1992
Drivers headed north to Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59 must squeeze into one lane on a bridge over the Wakarusa River for the next two months while crews replace crumbling concrete. Workers hired by the Kansas Department of Transportation began resurfacing the two lanes on the 223-foot-long northbound bridge Tuesday.
SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE ASSISTS LOCAL CHILDREN WHO ARE IN NEED
September 24, 1992
Service to the community is nothing new for the Social Service League of Lawrence it has been a tradition for more than 80 years. The league, which was founded in 1911, offers two types of assistance to those in need. It runs a store where items can be purchased at greatly reduced prices, and it provides children with free shoes and eye examinations.
FOR THE RECORD
September 24, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
LAWYER CHALLENGES ID CHECKS
September 24, 1992
A ruling could come today on a petition that seeks to stop the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control division from randomly asking for the identification of bar patrons during a local “pub crawl.” Local attorney Don Strole on Wednesday filed a petition for a restraining order and permanent injuction against the ABC, seeking to prevent its agents from randomly “threatening” bar patrons and asking for their identification.
KPL RESPONDS TO COMPLAINT
September 24, 1992
Kansas Power & Light officials responded today to a complaint from the Pinckney Neighborhood Assn., calling KPL’s plan for a power line project in the area the safest and most cost-effective option available. KPL was obligated to issue a response to the neighborhood association’s complaint to the Kansas Corporation Commission, said Michel’ Quakenbush, KPL’s director of media relations.
U.N. TAKES RIGHTFUL ROLE
September 24, 1992
It remains to be seen whether the expulsion of Yugoslavia from the United Nations General Assembly will bring that troubled nation closer to peace, but the action is positive if only as an indication that the U.N. is taking a stronger role in mediating international conflicts. Delegates voted by a wide margin Tuesday to bar Yugoslavia, which now consists only of Serbia and Montenegro, from voting and speaking in the General Assembly. The move ostensibly was taken because Yugoslavia no longer was the rightful representative of its other four original republics: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia. But the measure clearly also was intended to put pressure on the Serbs to put an end to the 15-month-old conflict in Croatia and Bosnia, which has left more than 20,000 people dead.
HASKELL PREPARES FOR LIBRARY LINK-UP
September 24, 1992
Students at Haskell might soon find their research papers are a lot easier to write. The Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education is helping fund an inter-library computer system that would link Haskell Indian Junior College to Johnson County libraries, Benedictine College and Baker University, said Nellie Buffalomeat, director of Haskell’s academic support center.
CLUB OWNERS, PATRONS DECRY PATROLS AT BARS
September 24, 1992
Angry bar owners, employees and patrons expressed outrage at the presence of law enforcement officers they claimed were “harassing” people and killing business during a “pub crawl” Wednesday night in Lawrence. Two state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and a few Lawrence police officers are randomly checking bars during the pub crawl, being conducted again tonight by seven local drinking establishments and clubs.
TRAFFICWAY PLAN UPSETS SOME COUNTY RESIDENTS
September 24, 1992
No promises were made, but county and state officials may move one access point along the South Lawrence Trafficway as the result of a public hearing Wednesday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Following comments from several people who live southeast of Lawrence, project manager John Pasley said after the meeting he would recommend changing an access point on that leg of the trafficway. If approved, the access point would move about a mile west from Township Road 26A, near Kansas Highway 10, to Township Road 10A, also known as O’Connell Youth Ranch Road.
FOR THE RECORD
September 24, 1992
Civil cases filed A Lawrence restaurant faces an eviction notice and a restraining order from its landlord for alleged non-payment of rent, according to a lawsuit filed in Douglas County District Court. Harold Shephard, Lawrence, filed the suit against Wylie’s Grill Inc., 1206 W. 23rd. Shephard, who owns the property that houses the restaurant, claims Wylie’s has not paid its $2,500 monthly rent for June, July, August and September. In his suit, Shephard seeks to evict Wylie’s from the building, collect the back rent with interest, collect unpaid property taxes and seeks a restraining order to keep Wylie’s from removing fixtures and goods from the building.
DOUGLAS COUNTY BECOMES FOCUS OF INVESTIGATION
September 24, 1992
Authorities investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found submerged in the Wakarusa River continued today to follow leads in Douglas County, which has become the main focus of the investigation. Scott Teeselink, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, this morning said officers are concentrating on Lawrence and Douglas County because they’re receiving information from the area and because the body was found near the Douglas County line.
AMYX SERVICES
September 24, 1992
Services for Carl B. Amyx, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Dennis Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Lawrence Lodge No. 6 A.F. & F.M. will conduct Masonic graveside services. Mr. Amyx died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1992, from complications of myelofibrosis at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FOR THE RECORD
September 24, 1992
Divorces granted Roger D. Bateson, Lawrence, and Patricia S. Bateson, Bonner Springs.
FOR THE RECORD
September 24, 1992
Pets for adoption Listed below are a few of the pets available for adoption at the Lawrence Humane Society shelter, 1805 E. 19th. The adoption area is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All animals adopted from the shelter must be spayed or neutered and brought up to date on their vaccinations.
MCALISTER SERVICES
September 24, 1992
Memorial services for Daniel “Dan” James McAlister Jr., 54, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Mr. McAlister, a Lawrence police officer, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
COMPANY PLANS 2 MORE FILMS IN AREA
September 24, 1992
The same production company filming “Dead Before Dawn” in Lawrence now plans to shoot two more made-for-television dramas in the area this fall, the director of the Kansas III Film Commission said today. Shooting on “Why Have They Taken Our Children?”, which is the film’s tentative title, probably will begin in mid-October after the completion of “Dawn,” said Jerry Jones, director of Kansas III. The third film, whose title has not been announced, would begin shooting later in the fall.
SPEAKER EMPHASIZES ENVIRONMENT
September 24, 1992
A former U.S. secretary of the interior speaking at Baker University on Wednesday called for the United States to provide aggressive leadership in addressing global environmental concerns. Stewart Udall, who served as the country’s 37th secretary of the interior throughout the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, said the United States possesses the “scientists, technology and understanding of the complexities of environmental problems” to lead the effort to solve those problems.
September 24, 1992
Douglas County and state highway officials Wednesday provided the play-by-play while area residents contributed color commentary during the latest public hearing on the South Lawrence Trafficway. Using a slide show with diagrams of the trafficway route, project manager John Pasley walked about 140 people at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds through a mile-by-mile tour of the 14.1-mile, $61.4-million trafficway.
BOYS GYMNASTICS AT LAWRENCE HIGH FACES EXTINCTION
September 24, 1992
In his first year of high school gymnastics competition, Eric Carlson set the state record for points scored by a freshman. Not long afterward, the Lawrence High administration recommended to the school board that boys gymnastics be dropped. At the time, Emporia had just killed its program, and only LHS and Olathe had teams.
KU STUDENTS CRITICAL OF TUITION HIKE PLAN
September 24, 1992
A proposal to raise Kansas University’s tuition by 5 percent to enhance faculty salaries is drawing criticism from an unsurprising source KU students. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said Wednesday a special tuition hike might be one way of bringing KU faculty salaries in line with wages at peer universities.
PROUD VISITS KANSAS
September 24, 1992
Nick Proud, a 6-foot-11 basketball center from Sandy, Utah, will be on campus for tonight’s Kansas-Cal football game, recruiting expert Bob Gibbons has reported. Proud, who hails from Australia, is also considering Brigham Young and Oregon.
MATTHEW FLOERSCH
September 24, 1992
Services for Matthew John Floersch, son of James and Sandy Sims Floersch, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery in Eudora. Matthew John was stillborn Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CLASS GIVES DEMOCRACY A TRIAL RUN
September 24, 1992
Fifth-graders at Deerfield School understand the challenges of running for public office and the difficulties you encounter once you get there. That’s because each of Jan Willey’s social studies classes recently held elections for their own president and vice president. They chose congressional representatives as well.
CITIES EXPECT SLIGHT RISE IN MILL LEVIES
September 24, 1992
Most Lawrence-area cities are projecting only slight increases, if any, in their mill levies for 1993. Three expect their levies to drop a bit. Eudora has the lowest estimated city levy at 12 mills; Wellsville’s is the highest, at 48.01.
S BONES HEADED TO MISSOURI
September 24, 1992
Halloween will have an interesting twist for Kansas history buffs this year. On Oct. 31 129 years, 3 months and 10 days after William Clarke Quantrill’s infamous raid on Lawrence some of his bones and a clump of his hair are to be taken from the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka to the Confederate Veterans’ Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., for reburial.
TRASH PLAN SUPPORTED
September 24, 1992
To the editor: I enthusiastically applaud the city’s proposal to replace one trash pickup per week with a yard waste pickup and strongly urge the city to move forward with this progressive, innovative alternative to solid waste disposal. As a family that has been composting and recycling for years, this proposal actually has NO impact on our household. My satisfaction comes in knowing that people who have been too lazy, too ignorant or just haven’t cared, will finally be forced to do their part.
TRANSPORTATION PLAN DRAWS FIRE
September 24, 1992
A bumpy ride appears to be in store during the next two months for a 20-year transportation plan being drafted for Lawrence. A preliminary draft of the plan received heavy criticism at a public hearing Wednesday night before the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
PEREZ SURE HE CAN PLAY PRO FOOTBALL NO MATTER WHAT SHULA, MIAMI SAY
September 24, 1992
Christopher Perez and the Miami Dolphins seemed a perfect match when the NFL team selected Perez, a former Kansas offensive lineman, in the fifth round of the 1992 draft. Perez, a 6-foot-5, 285-pounder, not only was expected to help the Dolphins on the field but also in the public relations department, emerging as a fan favorite of the large Cuban community in Florida.
23RD ANNUAL OCTOGINTA ROLLS AROUND NEXT WEEKEND
September 24, 1992
It takes 70 gallons of hot minestrone soup, 1,200 slices of bologna and salami and 65 loaves of wheat bread just to feed them lunch. And when they sweep through Lawrence the morning of Oct. 4, they will resemble a flight of locusts traveling across the country.
CORRECTION
September 24, 1992
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, Lecompton’s estimated 1993 mill levy was inaccurate in a Thursday story about mill levy projections in area communities. The estimated 1993 levy is 22.327 mills, down from 22.438 in 1992.
RAIDERS
September 24, 1992
Historic re-enactors representing Missourians and two filmmakers will join a Quantrill’s Raid tour scheduled to stop in Lawrence on Saturday. According to historian Thomas Goodrich, who will lead the tour, re-enactors and filmmakers will speak to the group after lunch at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.