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FIRSTSECOND ROUND SITES
April 8, 1993
EAST March 17 and 19: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
INNOVATIVE STORE
April 8, 1993
There was a lot of talk during the just-completed city commission campaign about various inducements, concessions or abatements that were provided to encourage Wal-Mart to build a new store on South Iowa Street. Some tried to talk out of both sides of their mouths about abatements because they wanted to attract those voters who were opposed to such inducements while also taking credit for bringing additional jobs and construction money into the market.
LIONS BUILDING SWIM DYNASTY UNDER GRZENDA
April 8, 1993
It’s interesting to watch the genesis of a dynasty. Pat Grzenda won’t use the word — and, indeed, she might cringe at the mention of it — but that’s just what Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving team is building.
NATIONAL COVERUP
April 8, 1993
To the editor: Now the truth is out. In El Salvador, it was the national army, representatives of the government, who slaughtered and tortured many thousands of citizens. Babies thrown into the air were caught on the way down on the bayonets of government soldiers. Villages destroyed, women raped, old people terrorized, thousands of children orphaned — all by the government army that was funded, protected, advised and equipped by the United States. These genocidal activities were carried out with the knowledge and collusion of the U.S. Embassy. U.S. armed forces personnel, who worked diligently to promote this war against the people of El Salvador, were hailed in Washington, D.C., as patriots.
NAISMITH SHRINE
April 8, 1993
: Naismith Memorial Gardens, a tribute to Kansas University’s rich basketball tradition, is off the drawing board and closer to reality. Wes Santee of Memorial Park Cemetery, where the shrine will be built, announced plans for the quarter-million dollar project in February.
TOTEM TESTS THE METTLE OF HASKELL METALWORKS
April 8, 1993
Bill Thompson and several Haskell Indian Junior College students are facing a deadline. By April 16 a week from Friday Thompson, an instructor in the Haskell technology department, and the students hope to have completed their part of a contemporary totem project.
CLASSROOM COMPUTER PLANS MADE
April 8, 1993
Computerized classrooms won’t come overnight to the Lawrence school district. A technology committee last year recommended having one computer for every three students. As part of its seven-year, $8.5 million plan, the committee recommended $1.63 million for the 1993-94 school year. But what amount will the district seriously consider spending on technology next school year? About $380,000.
WILLIAM BLEDSOE
April 8, 1993
Services for William H. “Willie” Bledsoe, 83, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. The Rev. Jon Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, northwest of Oskaloosa. Mr. Bledsoe died Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at his home.
BRIEN SERVICES
April 8, 1993
Services for Susan Bjork O’Brien, 40, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Monticello Memorial Cemetery in Charlottesville, Va. Mrs. O’Brien died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of injuries she received in a fall at her home.
WEBB E. FENTON
April 8, 1993
Services for Webb E. Fenton, 94, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Kirby C. Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Vinland Cemetery. Mr. Fenton died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at a Topeka nursing home.
FOR THE RECORD
April 8, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WMBURROUGHS
April 8, 1993
A Lawrence author and educator were featured today in a USA Today story about a group of Hofstra University students enrolled in an unusual educational experiment. The students participating in a seven-week cross-country course, “An American Odyssey: Art and Culture Across America,” stopped in Lawrence last week.
GROUPS JOIN FORCES AGAINST DRUG ABUSE
April 8, 1993
An estimated 50 groups and programs in Lawrence are involved with the prevention of drug abuse. Wednesday night, representatives of several of those groups discussed how to use a potential grant to further assist Lawrence in that effort. About 25 people attended the meeting at the DCCCA Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy. Those attending represented parents, the Lawrence school district, the Lawrence Police Department, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Lawrence Housing Authority and several other groups. Douglas County District Court Judge Jean Shepherd, who heads the local Project Phoenix program on gangs, also attended.
JIMMY CARROLL
April 8, 1993
Services for Jimmy Dean “J.D.” Carroll, 60, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, Hays. Mr. Carroll died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
TRIAL DATES SCHEDULED IN GRANTVILLE MURDER
April 8, 1993
Both men accused in the death of Topekan Ben Creek pleaded not guilty during their arraignment Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court. Franklin Eugene Sutton and Bradley Wade Johnson, both of Topeka, were charged with first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Jury trials were scheduled May 18-21 for Johnson and June 1-4 for Sutton.
MARY KINGERY
April 8, 1993
Services for Mary Elizabeth Kingery, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, west of Lone Star, with the Rev. Doris J. Fawl officiating. Burial will be in Wshington Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Kingery died Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at the home of her daughter in Lawrence.
ELMER BAHNMAIER
April 8, 1993
Services are pending for Elmer “Karl” Bahnmaier, 73, Lawrence, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Bahnmaier died Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CARLOS FLEMING STORY
April 8, 1993
Kansas’ Carlos Fleming opened the season as the country’s No. 59-rated singles player. That was a significant achievement for a senior who had played Nos. 3 and 4 singles for most of his tennis career here. A little checking, however, made Fleming’s ranking even more significant.
STATE HELP SOUGHT TO CLEAN UP TIRE DUMP
April 8, 1993
The county moved a step closer Wednesday to cleaning up an illegal tire dump south of Eudora that contains almost 200,000 tires, Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said today. Daniel Sturm, who owns 143 acres eight miles south of Eudora, had allowed tires to be dumped in ravines on his pasture for two decades before a strict disposal law took effect, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported recently. The ravines run into nearby Captain Creek.
MONITORING WATER-QUALITY
April 8, 1993
The soil in Douglas County ranges from hard clay in the east to the Kansas River bottom’s sand, and potential for water-quality problems varies with each type. The Douglas County Soil Conservation District hopes to prevent such problems and recently took the first step in an educational campaign with that goal in mind. Doug Gahn, the county’s soil conservationist, said the district purchased Geographical Information System maps about a year ago. The computerized maps feature information about the county’s soil and rate the potential of each soil type for leaching of nutrients and runoff of pesticides into the water supply.
COUNTY APPROVES FAIRGROUND PROJECT
April 8, 1993
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday awarded a local contractor the job of building an addition to Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Under a threat of litigation from at least one of the bidders, commissioners met with county counsel in executive session before unanimously approving the original recommendation.
FINDING HIS FAMILY AFTERLIFETIME
April 8, 1993
Donald Parker isn’t likely to forget this week. Parker, a semi-retired local resident who was adopted, turns 58 years old today.
MATH SCORES IMPROVE, BUT SKILLS LAG
April 8, 1993
U.S. students are getting better at math, but four out of 10 still cannot handle basic math at their grade levels, said a federal report released today. The 1992 “Mathematics Report Card for the Nation and the States” found student performance in math has improved nationally and in some states, but cautioned that “a considerable challenge remains.”