Advertisement

Archive for Wednesday, September 30, 1992

Also from September 30

All stories

AFTER-THE-FACT APPEALS
September 30, 1992
It’s time for the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals to get tougher on property owners who are operating on the philosophy that it’s better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. The board faces another case this week of someone who has built onto his property without having an approved site plan for the construction. A variance to allow the addition was granted in 1989 but expired before the construction took place. Now, the owner of the property wants the board of zoning appeals to give its approval to a project that’s already been completed. If the board turns down the appeal, the property owner could be forced to tear down the expansion.
SIMPLE SUCCESS FORMULA
September 30, 1992
To the editor: You don’t have to be Einstein to understand that a peacetime economy has fewer jobs than a wartime economy. How can you blame President Bush for that?
FOR THE RECORD
September 30, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
AGENCY GIVES RESPITE TO THOSE IN NEED
September 30, 1992
When Sarah, Justin and Geoff made nearly 100 muffins with Trinity caregiver Nancy Krische last spring, no one could mistake who helped make the mess. “By the time we got done, everyone was lying on the floor with their tongues hanging out covered in so much flour that we all looked like the Stapuf Marshmallow Man,” said Justin, age 11. “That was a lot of fun.”
SERVICE NOTES
September 30, 1992
Steven F. Broers, a 1991 graduate of DeSoto High School, recently graduated from the Law Enforcement School for military police. He is the son of Starlyn Atwell, DeSoto.
MILLER SERVICES
September 30, 1992
Services for Ella Rose Miller, 86, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Charles A. Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Monday, Sept. 28, 1992, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
SALOME E. REAGAN
September 30, 1992
A funeral Mass for Salome E. Reagan, 89, Columbus, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Rose Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Steve Scheier officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery at Columbus. Mrs. Reagan died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, at Maude Norton Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
NOW TO MONITOR UPCOMING PRO-LIFE RALLIES IN CITY
September 30, 1992
Members of the local chapter of the National Organization of Women are asking pro-choice residents of Lawrence to oppose a pro-life group’s rally scheduled for October, but they have planned no official counterdemonstration. Collegians Activated to Liberate Life (CALL) announced last week that a pro-life rally has been scheduled on the Kansas University campus during the weekend of Oct. 16-18.
MURDER PROBE CONTINUING
September 30, 1992
The identity of a man whose body was found submerged in the Wakarusa River earlier this month in Shawnee County remains a mystery, an investigator said today. A representative of the Capital Area Major Case Squad, a consortium of investigators from several northeast Kansas counties, said squad members were continuing to search for clues about the man’s identity. He said a suspect has not been identified.
MOCK CRIME LEAVES KU STUDENT INJURED
September 30, 1992
A mock purse snatching resulted in real injuries for a Kansas University student Tuesday after he was tackled and kicked by another student who thought a real crime was being committed. KU police spokesman Burdel Welsh said the student, Robert Crane, Hugoton sophomore, was tackled and kicked in the face by another student after Crane took a purse from a classroom as part of a staged crime.
MINORITY STUDENT ENROLLMENT RISES
September 30, 1992
Minority student enrollment at Kansas University increased 5.4 percent this fall semester despite a decline in the number of Native Americans, KU officials said today. On the 20th day of classes, there were 2,259 African-Americans, American Indians, Asians and Hispanics enrolled on KU campuses in the state.
DANE DOUBTS PACT FOR EC WILL PASS
September 30, 1992
The European Community will never ratify the existing Maastricht Treaty, which is designed to create an unprecedented economic and political union on the continent, a Danish scholar said Tuesday at Kansas University. Anders Uhrskov, director of the University of Copenhagen’s international study program in Denmark, said the Danish were the first EC member to reject the treaty because voters felt their sovereignty was threatened.
KANSAS GOLF LOSES 12 STROKES, BUT MANAGES TO HOLD OFF KSU
September 30, 1992
Kansas University’s men’s golf team built a 15-stroke lead going into the final 18 holes of the Kansas Invitational, then held on for a three-stroke victory over second-place Kansas State on Tuesday at Alvamar. “They played lousy,” KU coach Ross Randall said. “But they played well enough the first day to get it done. It was an ugly win, and there are a whole lot of guys who aren’t happy about it right now, but the point is we won the tournament.”
JAYHAWKS ELECT JOHNSTON DESPITE HIS LACK OF BODY ART
September 30, 1992
Not one to give in to peer pressure, David Johnston remains tattoo-less entering his junior cross country season. “It’s not a team rule or anything, but I’m one of the few who hasn’t got a (Jayhawk) tattoo,” Johnston said. “One guy’s got one over his heart, one his shoulder blade, one on his thigh, one on his ankle, one on his bicep.
D.A. ANNOUNCES GET-TOUGH POLICY
September 30, 1992
After midnight today, a new domestic violence policy goes into effect for Douglas County one designed to cut down on the number of people who batter a household member and get away with it. Under the new policy, cases no longer will be dismissed at the request of the victims, said Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 30, 1992
DISMISSALS Rebbeca Cowser and baby boy, Lawrence.
POLICE SEEKING ARREST WARRANT
September 30, 1992
Douglas County prosecutors are examining a police investigation into two incidents Saturday at Lawrence grocery stores in which 10-year-old girls were sexually enticed by a man. Lawrence police Lt. Ed Brunt said this morning that police were hoping to obtain a warrant for the arrest of a man they’ve identified in their investigation.
AREA RESIDENTS WIN AT STATE FAIR
September 30, 1992
Several Lawrence-area residents brought home grand champion ribbons and trophies from the Kansas State Fair earlier this month in Hutchinson. Here’s a report on the award-winners.
LION GYMNASTS HURT BY LATE START
September 30, 1992
In a strange twist of logic, Lawrence High’s boys gymnastics team will be less prepared for its season opener after more than a month of practice than it has been with fewer weeks of preparation. At least that’s the thinking of LHS coach Brian Cooper.
BOND ISSUE GAINS BACKING
September 30, 1992
Three people who campaigned against a school bond issue proposal in 1990 said this morning that they support a $29.9 million bond issue the school district is asking voters to approve in November. During a morning news conference, Renee Karr, Gary Condra and Lawrence school board member Tom Murray all members of the Citizens Committee for Classrooms for Children also answered questions about this year’s bond issue campaign.
FOR THE RECORD
September 30, 1992
Criminal case proceedings Cedrick Braxton, 27, 1908 E. 19th, on Monday was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was granted a two-year probation term on an amended misdemeanor count of possessing stolen property. Braxton originally was charged June 1 with a felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft alleging he entered a mobile home at 1908 E. 19th and took a television set on May 29. He pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to the amended charge.
COUNTY NEARS RECORD FOR REGISTERED VOTERS
September 30, 1992
During the past two months, about 2,800 people have joined the voter registration rolls in Douglas County, putting the county in line to surpass its record registration from 1990. As of Monday, a total of 39,772 people were registered to vote in the county, a gain of 2,795 since the August primary total of 36,977. With 20 days left to register for the Nov. 3 general election, the county is 830 voters away from the record of 40,602, which was recorded before the 1990 general election.
SECURITY BEEFS UP AT HOUSING PROJECT
September 30, 1992
Beefed-up, armed security patrols are now roaming the cul de sacs of Edgewood Homes after an incident involving a gun-toting group of youths with possible gang ties. Criminal mischief by 10 young males on the night of Sept. 19 escalated into a life-threatening situation when one youth pulled a gun on a resident.
CITY TAKES OUT $1.9 MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION LOANS
September 30, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners turned to two banks Tuesday to help pay for several sewer and street projects, issuing about $1.9 million in general obligation bonds and temporary notes. In effect, issuing bonds and notes means getting a loan. Banks or underwriters buy the 10-year bonds and shorter-term notes, and the city pays them back with interest.
PHELPS DECRIES GAYS IN RADIO DEBATE AT KU
September 30, 1992
A Topeka minister and a band of followers who have picketed the funerals of people with AIDS and held regular anti-homosexual protests made an appearance in Lawrence on Tuesday night for a radio talk show. The Rev. Fred Phelps, a Baptist minister and disbarred attorney who has unsuccessfully run for governor and the U.S. Senate, appeared on a radio talk show with two Kansas University students who are homosexual.
MICHAEL HEDGES MERGES BODYSPIRIT
September 30, 1992
Michael Hedges believes that a sound body and a sound mind can make some pretty creative sounds. “I’m working on my body a lot,” said Hedges, the popular composer and guitarist, who makes a return visit Sunday to Lawrence. “I find it gives me a lot more energy, particularly for the tours, which are getting more and more demanding. So I’ve been doing some martial arts and Chinese exercise regimens to get ready… . They help me get into my music. I find when I get an energy flow through my body, I get the music flowing as well.”
CORRECTION
September 30, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, Jessica Kunen’s title was incorrect in this week’s Monday Profile. Kunen is in charge of the appellate defender program, which is part of the state Board of Indigents’ Defense Services.
LAWRENCE DISTRICT TO HAVE NEW LOOK FOR 1994 FOOTBALL
September 30, 1992
Notes, random thoughts and a bonehead’s attempt at number crunching while perusing the just-released Kansas State High School Activities Assn.’s classifications… Lawrence High’s football district may be getting harder.
KU DETAILS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS
September 30, 1992
KU students found something extra in their copies of the student newspaper Tuesday: a detailed report on campus crime. Colleges and universities are being required to release crime reports to make their faculty and students more aware of crime on campus. The public reports were mandated by the federal Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1992.
6-11 CENTER COMMITS TO KANSAS
September 30, 1992
Native Australian Nick Proud, a 6-foot-11, 215-pound center from Alta High School in Sandy, Utah, has verbally committed to Kansas, Alta basketball coach Ron Carling announced today. Proud, who attended last week’s KU-California football game, has chosen KU over Brigham Young and Oregon. Arizona State, Utah State, Colorado, UCLA and UNLV also expressed some interest.
DEMAND FOR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS GROWS IN DISTRICT
September 30, 1992
More than 30 percent of elementary students in the Lawrence school district qualify for free or reduced-price meals, a statistic that one school official says highlights the need for an expanded school breakfast program. A total of 31.9 percent of Lawrence elementary students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, Jeanette Armstrong, the district’s food service director, said Tuesday. That’s up from September 1991, when 29.4 percent of elementary students qualified for such meals.
VOYAGE
September 30, 1992
Baker University has scheduled several events in observance of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. “Seeds of Change,” a display of artifacts symbolizing interaction between the Old and New Worlds, will be on display weekdays in the lobby of Rice Auditorium through Oct. 14. It presents a new approach to studying history by examing five “seeds” that helped shape the modern world: corn, potatoes, sugar, the horse and disease.
STUDENTS PLEASED WITH SWITCH IN OPERATORS OF OVERNIGHT TAXI
September 30, 1992
The Lawrence Bus Co.’s operation of Kansas University’s Safe Ride taxi service appears to be running smoothly so far, the coordinator of KU’s transporation board said. “There’s been a great response,” said Chrissy Kaiser, coordinator of the board. “So far, from the students, we’ve been getting really good feedback.”
KU RUNNER FACES LONG PATHWAY TO RECOVERY
September 30, 1992
Minutes after he was struck by a car early this month, Jeremy McClain was standing. Hours later, doctors were trying to save his lower left leg. Days later, he was a coin flip away from dying. But the roller coaster ride that McClain has been on for about the last month seems to have evened out after screaming through intense pain and making a free fall toward death.