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WILLIAMS CONGRATULATES SMITH
April 7, 1993
Kansas’ North Carolina connection — Roy Williams and Matt Doherty — both shook Dean Smith’s hand on Monday night after the Tar Heels’ national championship victory over Michigan. “It was very satisfying,” Williams said Tuesday after a KU pep rally attended by 10,000 fans at Memorial Stadium.
LEGISLATIVE BLACKMAIL
April 7, 1993
After the nine-member Shawnee County legislative delegation cast its votes in a block against a qualified admissions policy for state universities this week, several of the lawmakers announced the action was part of a strategy to “send the regents a message.” And what might that message be?
FOR THE RECORD
April 7, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CANDIDATES OFFERING CHANGE WIN TONGANOXIE BOARD SEATS
April 7, 1993
A coalition of three Tonganoxie school board candidates calling for change received the votes needed to secure spots on the board, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s election. Voters also elected two incumbents and one newcomer to the Tonganoxie City Council. During the school board campaign, Laurena Seymour, Ted Wiles and Bill Walker stressed improving communication between the school board and the public and also promised to keep a tight rein on spending.
BANK OF KANSAS, KC FIRM TO MERGE
April 7, 1993
The owners of Bank of Kansas/Lawrence have signed a letter of intent to merge the Lawrence financial institution into Commerce Bancshares Inc., the Kansas City, Mo., holding company that owns the Commerce Bank network. Humbert Tinsman Jr., chairman of Bank of Kansas/Lawrence, said the merger is expected to become final this summer or fall.
SHOTS FIRED DURING ROBBERY
April 7, 1993
Lawrence police this morning were searching for two armed men who reportedly robbed four people Tuesday evening at an apartment in the 800 block of East 14th Street, then fired shots into the building as they left. Police Lt. Ed Brunt said a 21-year-old Lawrence man reported that he and three other people were in his apartment at 9 p.m. Tuesday when someone knocked on the door.
ANDREW J. MARTIN
April 7, 1993
Graveside services for Andrew “Andy” Jackson Martin, 82, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with the Rev. Tim Folds officiating. Mr. Martin died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
WHITSON SERVICES
April 7, 1993
Services for Robert Henry “Bob” Whitson, 49, rural Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Myer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Whitson died Monday, April 5, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
COMPROMISE SOUGHT ON CHEERLEADING POLICY
April 7, 1993
Parents and junior high principals may have reached a compromise that will both maintain competition and allow more students to become cheerleaders in the schools. About 22 people attended the meeting Tuesday night, which was a followup to a March 17 public forum.
PERRY-LECOMPTON VOTERS GIVE APPROVAL TO BONDS
April 7, 1993
Voters in the Perry-Lecompton school district gave a thumbs up to a bond issue that will fund additions and renovations at the high school, but a bond issue proposal in the Basehor-Linwood district died with about 65 percent no votes. Perry-Lecompton’s $1.5 million school bond issue was the smallest of 16 bond issues up for a vote across the state Tuesday. It passed 440 to 377.
SCHOOL BOARD VICTORS LOOK TO FUTURE
April 7, 1993
Renee Karr made an unsuccessful bid for the Lawrence school board two years ago, but that defeat in no way diminished her interest in Lawrence public schools. Karr, a Realtor, garnered 4,272 votes to win one of three school board seats up for grabs. Another political newcomer, George Crawford, associate professor of educational policy and administration at Kansas University, was elected to the board with 4,333 votes. And incumbent candidate John Tacha led the race with 4,645 votes.
COUNCIL APPROVES ELECTRIC UPGRADE
April 7, 1993
The Baldwin City Council voted Tuesday night to improve electric service this summer for about 30 rural customers plagued by occasional low voltage and frequent outages. The council voted to spend about $30,000 on new electric lines and poles for rural customers living between the city limits and Baldwin City Lake, city administrator Brian Wilcox said.
INCUMBENT LOSES WRITE-IN
April 7, 1993
The only city council candidate with his name on Tuesday’s ballot was re-elected, but the second incumbent lost her seat in a write-in race. Gary Walbridge received 625 votes to secure a spot on the council. Incumbent Marilyn Pearse was forced to run as a write-in candidate because of a mix-up during the filing process. She was defeated by another write-in candidate, Gary Hogsett, 225 votes to 89.
SOME PROFS UPSET BY CANCELED CLASSES
April 7, 1993
Several Kansas University faculty were upset Tuesday by the cancellation of classes for a rally in tribute of the basketball team. An estimated 10,000 people cheered the Final Four club at the Memorial Stadium gathering.
HASKELL STUDENT WINS BUSINESS COMPETITION
April 7, 1993
A Haskell Indian Junior College student will head to Washington, D.C., this summer, thanks to her expertise in business law. Jayleen Farrell, a Rossville freshman, participated in the Phi Beta Lambda statewide business competition in Salina last week.
VOTER TURNOUT REACHES 27%
April 7, 1993
The unofficial percentage of registered voters who cast ballots Tuesday night was 27 percent, according to Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk. Although the percentage was lower than the 39 percent who voted in the April 1991 election, the actual number of voters was about the same, she said.
EUDORA INCUMBENTS HOLD ON TO SEATS
April 7, 1993
The two Eudora City Council members up for re-election retained their seats, and two new faces will join the Eudora school board, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday’s election. Patrick Dardis received 510 votes and Barry Landon received 418 to hang onto their spots on the city council. Each has served one four-year term. Sandi Swisher collected 311 votes, and Tom Pyle received 269.
SIMS FOUND GUILTY OF MOLESTATION
April 7, 1993
Lawrence residents whose children were sexual molestation victims of a 24-year-old Topeka man said a guilty verdict returned Tuesday ended a traumatizing chapter in their lives. “It will be chalked up to experience and we’ll move on,” said one man shortly after a Douglas County jury found Eric Dean Sims guilty of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and a count of taking indecent liberties with a child.
SCHOOL, LIQUOR ISSUES WIN OK
April 7, 1993
Baldwin will get a new high school and a new liquor store as a result of Tuesday’s election. Voters passed an $8.95 million school bond issue and gave the OK to the sale of packaged liquor in Baldwin, something the community banned with a vote in 1948.
HOME CONSTRUCTION IN CITY SPURS SURGE IN BUILDING PERMITS
April 7, 1993
Local home builders led the charge in March, when the city building inspector’s office issued permits for new construction carrying a total valuation of $10,347,755. That puts the early volume of new construction in the 1993 building season slightly ahead of last year’s. The total valuation of building permits issued during the first quarter of 1993 was $17,756,126, up from $17,316,049 a year earlier.
S TRAFFIC CONTROL PLANS
April 7, 1993
Construction of a new Walgreen’s could start next week at 23rd and Louisiana, after the Lawrence City Commission’s decision Tuesday to restrict left turns out of the lot with a median on 23rd Street. The developer, H.T Paul, will have to pay for the 200-foot median, to stretch west on 23rd from Ohio Street. The company also will pay for any improvements to a traffic entrance for the Checkers grocery store across the street.
FOR THE RECORD
April 7, 1993
District court Civil cases filed
T BE ON TURF
April 7, 1993
Stage fright was the least of Chip Hilleary’s worries when he was on the football field. As Kansas’ quarterback, Hilleary performed in front of the biggest crowd ever to attend a Jayhawk home football game when KU beat K-State last season. He went on in front of over 76,000 hostile reviewers at Nebraska.
CHANGE NOT BAD
April 7, 1993
To the editor: As a concerned parent who has been involved in the planning process at New York School, I feel compelled to respond to recent statements regarding the changes proposed for New York and Riverside.
AREA VOTERS DECIDE CITY, SCHOOL ISSUES IN TUESDAY ELECTION
April 7, 1993
Following are the results of elections in Lawrence-area cities and school districts. McLOUTH
FANS WELCOME JAYHAWKS HOME
April 7, 1993
Roy Williams told 10,000 screaming Jayhawk basketball fans Tuesday to keep hope alive. “I have a dream,” Williams said at a Memorial Stadium rally honoring KU’s Final Four team. “I don’t want to sound like Martin Luther King. It’s not nearly that important.
MANAGERS BASK IN JOB WELL DONE
April 7, 1993
Campaign managers, unlike their candidates, skirt the glow of television spotlights. Their presence inevitably disappears, slipping away like a campaign handshake, eclipsed by the importance of the final election numbers.
SENIORS TO BE MISSED
April 7, 1993
Rex Walters, Adonis Jordan and Eric Pauley accounted for 46.1 percent of Kansas’ points this past basketball season. Obviously KU will miss its three seniors, who combined for 1,400 tallies and 375 assists during a 29-7 campaign. “It seems like I’ve been playing basketball with them forever,” junior Patrick Richey said. “We’ll miss ‘em. We’ll miss ‘em a lot. But life goes on.”
CONFRONTATIONS MARK KU FORUM ABOUT GAY RIGHTS
April 7, 1993
Occasional flaring tempers and audience grumblings marked debate Tuesday night on whether homosexuals should be protected from discrimination. The forum, which touched on religion, statistics, civil rights and the law, featured two Colorado activists on opposing sides of a state law there that nullified gay rights ordinances in Denver, Boulder and Aspen.
S HARVEY RUPTURES ACHILLES
April 7, 1993
Kansas linebacker Steve Harvey, the 1991 Big Eight defensive newcomer of the year, will likely miss the 1993 season because of an injury suffered Monday during spring drills. Harvey, a 6-3, 232-pound junior, ruptured the achilles tendon in his right leg during the first week of spring practice. He is scheduled for surgery on Thursday.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 7, 1993
DISMISSALS Sharon Schlagel and baby boy, Lawrence.
BRIEN
April 7, 1993
Services are pending for Susan O’Brien, 40, Lawrence, at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. O’Brien died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Joseph O’Brien.
CITY COMMISSION CHANGES HANDS
April 7, 1993
Bob Schumm, saying eight years of tough decision-making finally caught up with him, fell 51 votes short Tuesday in his campaign for a fourth term on the Lawrence City Commission. Newcomers Jo Andersen, Bob Moody and Doug Compton all won election to the commission in their first bids for public office. Andersen and Moody each won four-year terms. Compton, who finished third, will serve two years.