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DEPOT DESTINATION
April 11, 1993
Friday’s news that the city would receive $393,000 for renovation work on the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence should put the project to restore the station back into high gear. The funds will come from the state’s Transportation Enhancement Program and will pay for physical improvements to the depot, which was saved from the wrecking ball several years ago.
TWO MEN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH
April 11, 1993
Two 22-year-old Lawrence men remained hospitalized late Saturday with injuries they suffered in a motorcycle accident early Saturday at Iowa Street and Orchard Lane, authorities reported. Lawrence police reported that Richard J. Tebe, 1417 E. 15th, and a passenger on his motorcycle, Kirk L. Billings, 311 Minn., were injured when Tebe’s motorcycle struck a car at 1:52 a.m. Saturday.
PEACE RUNNERS PUT LAWRENCE ON THEIR ROUTE
April 11, 1993
An organizer of a nationwide relay run designed to decrease racial and ethnic tensions in American cities says she and city officials are discussing arrangements for a celebration that would mark the run’s arrival in Lawrence. Susan Brummell, Kansas and Missouri state coordinator for the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, said participants plan to enter Lawrence on May 15 during the 11,000-mile relay.
WILLIAM WILKS
April 11, 1993
Services for William Arthur Wilks, 57, Lecompton, will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Wilks died Friday, April 9, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
LAWRENCE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING IRS
April 11, 1993
A 23-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, in connection with a family scheme to obtain false income tax returns. Ivan Graack, 2112 W. 15th, made the plea before U.S. District Judge Richard D. Rogers in Topeka, who set sentencing for June 18. Graack faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
POLICY FOR ALCOHOL TO GET FINE-TUNING
April 11, 1993
After more than a year of enforcing a “zero-tolerance” policy at Haskell Indian Junior College, college administrators are looking at ways to refine the alcohol restriction program. “We know (the zero-tolerance program) needs some revision,” Haskell President Bob Martin said. “It depends on who you talk to. Some residential hall staff say the current policy is doing fine. Others say there’s been a problem with it. Our review team says zero-tolerance is working but not at the optimum level expected.”
AFRICAN EXTRAVAGANZA FESTIVAL OFFERS GLIMPSE OF CULTURES
April 11, 1993
Dancing, music, fashion, poetry and food from various regions in Africa were showcased in Saturday’s sixth annual African Extravaganza, a cultural show and dinner sponsored by Kansas University’s African Affairs Student Assn. The event, which was held at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries center, 1204 Oread, gave KU students from Africa a chance to share some of the culture from their home regions. The Bahamas, Mauritius and North, East, Central, West and South Africa were all represented by students from those areas.
MISSING DOCUMENT TURNS UP
April 11, 1993
A Kansas University law professor Saturday recanted testimony that she discarded a document believed by a colleague accused of sexual harassment to be useful to his defense. Kim Dayton revealed she actually gave the document a law student’s 1991 statement containing a harassment allegation against law professor Emil Tonkovich to her personal lawyer.
S DATING VERY OPEN, WOMAN TESTIFIES
April 11, 1993
A Jackson County, Mo., prosecuting attorney testified Saturday that throughout her enrollment in Kansas University’s School of Law she dated a law professor now accused of sexually harassing female students. Amy McGowan, a 1984 graduate of KU’s law school, was called as a defense witness by the professor, Emil Tonkovich, who faces dismissal from the faculty.
PAY RAISES UNSETTLED
April 11, 1993
State employees will get a little something extra in their pocket next year. But just how much 2.5 percent or 4 percent will be left to the Kansas Legislature when it reconvenes April 28.
SPEECH
April 11, 1993
Following its second defeat by a university governance group, a proposed policy on “hate speech” at Kansas University should be filed in the waste basket. The proposed measure was aimed at stressing civil discourse and contained a clause upholding free speech rights. But the proposal called into play too many subjective judgments for it to be either enforceable or practical on the campus.
PARADE, PROTESTERS AVOID CONFRONTATION
April 11, 1993
A human rights parade held Saturday in downtown Lawrence proceeded without any conflicts despite the presence of about 20 parade sters. The parade, which was sponsored by the organizers of Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week, attracted about 260 participants from various groups in Kansas and Missouri. Disbarred attorney and Topeka minister Fred Phelps, who regularly holds anti-homosexual protests, led a group from his church who held signs with anti-homosexual messages and sang hymns at the corner of 11th and Massachusetts streets as the parade passed by on its way from city hall to South Park.
PRIDE MARKS TENURE OF DEPARTING MEMBERS
April 11, 1993
Bob Schumm wants to fly. Shirley Martin-Smith wants to sail.
PHIL MULKEY PROFILE
April 11, 1993
Olympian Phil Mulkey has competed all around the world during his distinguished track career. The decathlon has taken him to Europe and Asia, not to mention one of his favorite places of all, Lawrence, Kansas.
RUSSIANS FIND NEW READING OPTIONS
April 11, 1993
Now that government censorship has gone the way of Lenin and Stalin, what do Russians read? The choice of reading material here is enormous. A glance at any newsstand reveals a range of newspapers unimaginable ten years ago, representing all stripes of the political spectrum and covering national, regional and neighborhood events.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 11, 1993
DISMISSALS Elisabeth Hamm and baby girl, Lawrence; Beverly Williams and baby girl, Eudora; Robin Hastings and baby girl, Lawrence.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT CITY COMMISSION
April 11, 1993
Jo Andersen’s already heard from a dozen people who want new stop signs, more police officers, equitable recreational facilities and other things only the Lawrence City Commission can provide. Problem is, she hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet.
BLAHS
April 11, 1993
Now that college basketball season is over — or is it ever over around here? — it is time to turn our attention to the Royals. Not Prince Charles and Diana…although, when it comes to tedium, our Royals and the British royalty often run a dead heat.
POWELL SHINES AT LINEBACKER
April 11, 1993
Chris Powell made a stopgap position change look like a stroke of coaching genius Saturday during Kansas’ first scrimmage of spring drills. When middle linebacker Steve Harvey was sidelined earlier this week by a ruptured achilles tendon, Powell moved from first-team fullback to second-team linebacker.
NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS READY FOR CHALLENGE AHEAD
April 11, 1993
Although newly elected Lawrence school board members Renee Karr and George Crawford don’t take their seats until July 1, they’ve already started getting familiar with the issue they will face. Crawford and Karr already have started receiving the packet of informational materials that goes out to board members before each board meeting. And the two have other plans for getting their feet wet before immersing themselves in board activities in July.
MARCH PLANNED TO COMMEMORATE ANNIVERSARY OF SEVIER SHOOTING
April 11, 1993
Saying they wanted to show support for the parents of a Native American man who was killed in an April 1991 police shooting, local Native Americans have organized a march on the second anniversary of the man’s death. Ruth Kyle and Lori Learned, two members of the Lawrence chapter of the American Indian Movement, said the event was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. April 21, two years after Lawrence police officers shot and killed Gregory Sevier at his parents’ southeast Lawrence home.
CORRECTION
April 11, 1993
Because of a reporter’s error, a photo caption on Saturday’s Class Acts page was incorrect. The spring cheerleaders pictured are from West Junior High.