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TIGHT JOB MARKET MEANS FEWER PROFS LEAVING KU
April 28, 1993
A tight higher education job market led to reduction in resignations, retirements and firings at universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system. “It’s a very tight market. Many states are downsizing universities,” Martine Hammond-Paludan, regents director of academic affairs, said Tuesday.
KU ROTC UNITS PLAN ANNUAL REVIEW
April 28, 1993
Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) units at Kansas University will conduct their annual joint service review at 5 p.m. Friday in Memorial Stadium. Brig. Gen. Huba Wass de Czege, assistant division commander, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, will be the reviewing officer.
PROPERTY TAX BILLS ON WAY TO TAXPAYERS
April 28, 1993
Douglas County taxpayers should receive their 1993 personal property tax bills this weekend or early next week, the county appraiser said. The appraiser’s office will mail the bills Friday. The bills will include a description of the property, such as a boat or manufacturing equipment, its location and the tax due, according to Marion Johnson, county appraiser.
SWIMMING POOL RATE INCREASE REJECTED
April 28, 1993
Cortney Lehmann and her brother will be able to swim this summer after all, now that the Lawrence City Commission rejected a proposed 33 percent increase in the fee to use the city’s swimming pools. Commissioners rejected a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to raise daily swimming rates to $1 for senior citizens and children age 12 and under, and to $2 for patrons ages 13-59.
LAWRENCE HIGH BEGINS INTERVIEWS FOR BASKETBALL POST
April 28, 1993
The search for Lawrence High’s next basketball coach has begun. LHS assistant principal Ted Juneau said first-round interviews started Tuesday and would continue throughout the week. The position was vacated by fourth-year coach Ron Weber prior to the first round of sub-state.
ROBERT R. PICKENS
April 28, 1993
Services for Robert Roy Pickens, 61, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Hubbell Hill Cemetery. Mr. Pickens died Monday, April 26, 1993, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
CITY SEEKING WAYS TO REGULATE CLUB WITH NUDE DANCING
April 28, 1993
All the talk in the world isn’t going to stop 15 women from dancing naked at a new “juice bar,” but Lawrence city commissioners want to know how they can stop or at least regulate the live entertainment planned for North Lawrence. Juicers will open at 8 tonight in the former Bodine’s bar, 913 N. Second. Owner Jeff Wallace promises nude dancers from Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City, Mo., playing to a packed house serving apple juice, orange juice, tomato juice and soft drinks to skirt the city’s current ban on nudity in alcohol bars.
LHS SENIOR AWARDED $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP
April 28, 1993
Andrea Hill, a senior at Lawrence High School, has been awarded a National Merit $2,000 Scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Hill, daughter of Justin and Barbara Hill, is one of 2,000 high school seniors selected for the 1993 scholarships. The number of winners in each state is proportional to the size of the state’s graduating senior class.
CITY MOVES TO TIGHTEN WEED-CONTROL ORDINANCE
April 28, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners took steps to rid themselves of a growing problem Tuesday, by changing the city’s weed ordinance to allow for quicker snipping of out-of-control weeds and overgrown lawns this year. Commissioners approved an ordinance, on first reading, requiring the city to send just one notice each year to property owners violating the city’s weed ordinance, which says lawns and weeds cannot grow taller than 12 inches.
$200,000 SPLIT DELAYS OK FOR FIELDHOUSE EXIT
April 28, 1993
Legislators and Gov. Joan Finney today continued to spar over a proposal to correct fire safety problems in Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas University. Finney wants the Legislature to provide $1.2 million of the $1.9 million needed to build fire exits in the 15,800-seat basketball arena.
HASKELL STIRS NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
April 28, 1993
Haskell Indian Junior College faculty and staff are finding their teacher education program is drawing attention from across the country, with requests from as far away as Sault St. Marie in Canada. Gaye Leia King, chair of the Teacher Education department at Haskell, said she published information about the program in a national Indian education journal and she is just beginning to see the impact of the advertising.
SCHOOL PLANS PARED TO FIT COST ESTIMATE
April 28, 1993
Lawrence school district officials have found that their plans for a new elementary school in southeast Lawrence were a little big for their wallets. Craig Fiegel, the district’s director of business and facilities, said that at one point the projected cost for the elementary school exceeded its $3.2 million budget by about $1.7 million. However, he said, recent modifications in architects’ plans should bring the project within budget.
WHO NEEDS IT?
April 28, 1993
North Lawrence has received several pieces of good news this year about developments and funding for improvements along North Second Street. Then along comes a piece of not-too-good news — a business that could hardly be considered an asset to the area — a “juice bar’ featuring nude dancing.
BALDWIN, BRITISH TEACHER TRADING PLACES
April 28, 1993
Baldwin High School’s art teacher will spend the next school year living in a tiny village and teaching art to high school students in England while her Baldwin classes come under the instruction of a teacher from Great Britian. Wynne Wilbur recently was selected to take part in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, so she’ll switch jobs and homes with Tamsin Thomas for the 1993-94 school year.
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April 28, 1993
The Douglas County retail economy’s flat numbers for 1992 mirrored statewide totals, but the local performance paled when compared to those of most other large Kansas markets. According to figures released by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University, Douglas County’s retail sales averaged $589.8 million a month, for an annual growth rate in nominal terms, or current dollars, of 3.7 percent.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 28, 1993
DISMISSALS Kayla Clark, Lawrence; Jacqueline Stevenson and baby girl, Lawrence; Terri Sheley and baby girl, Lawrence.
PROGRAM BENEFITS LAWRENCE YOUTHS
April 28, 1993
The National Youth Sports Program has been held at Kansas University for two years, but this year organizers are looking a little closer to home in seeking participants for the program. Mary C. Myers, project administrator, said most participants in the past were from the Kansas City area. This year, organizers are seeking youth from Lawrence. They’re also seeking youth from Eudora, Baldwin and Lecompton.
KANSAS MEN SECOND IN BIG EIGHT GOLF
April 28, 1993
Just one stroke separated Kansas and No.1-ranked golf power Oklahoma State at the Big Eight men’s championships Tuesday at windy Prairie Dunes. The Jayhawks, who last won the league title in 1950, wiped out a six-stroke deficit in the last round and entered the final hole tied with OSU, winners of 23 of the past 25 league titles.
MOTION ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL IN CITY CASE
April 28, 1993
The city of Lawrence has responded to a woman’s motion for a new trial in her lawsuit claiming the city was negligent in an April 1991 accident involving a city fire truck. Collette R. Manzanares, 26, claimed in her motion that juror misconduct tainted her trial, which ended March 5 when jurors ruled she was not entitled to any damages.
ERROR OPENS FLOODGATE, JAYHAWKS TOPPLE K-STATE
April 28, 1993
Todd Petering knew how Pandora felt. Kansas State’s shortstop opened the lid and all the bad things came out. Kansas erupted for five runs after Petering’s two-out error in the eighth inning and clipped the ‘Cats, 6-3, on Tuesday night at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
GOV. FINNEY UNDERLINES TOP PRIORITIES
April 28, 1993
Gov. Joan Finney’s top priority of the Kansas Legislature’s wrapup session is passage of a bill that reforms workers compensation laws. Lawmakers reconvened today in Topeka to finish business in the 1993 session.
ART IN THE PARK
April 28, 1993
Artist Ardys Ramberg’s home could double as the Louvre of East Lawrence. A sculpture garden skirts the walkway up to the two-story home. Inside, every room is wallpapered with sketches, paintings and sculpture by Ramberg, her husband, Karl, and their 6-year-old daughter, Zoe.
BIG 8 TOURNEY NOT A BIG DEAL FOR JAYHAWKS
April 28, 1993
In the space of a year, Kansas went from not playing in the Big Eight baseball tournament to not needing it. Dave Bingham knew there’d be days like this.
NEXT STOP FOR TEAM
April 28, 1993
Baker University’s football team will say “Au revoir” to the United States and “Bonjour” to Europe, as it heads to France on Thursday for an exhibition game against a Canadian team. A group of 42 football players, as well as several coaches, faculty members, administrators, cheerleaders and a trainer, will leave early Thursday for Besancon, France. The team will face players from McGill University, Montreal, in a game Sunday as part of Besancon’s North American Sports Festival.
KU GRIDDERS WILL ATTEND NFL CAMPS
April 28, 1993
They were passed up during the NFL draft, but four Kansas football players have been invited to professional minicamps this weekend. Offensive tackle Keith Loneker said Tuesday he had signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams and would workout at the Rams’ minicamp on Sunday and Monday in Los Angeles.
HOMEOWNERS UNITE TO SELL LAND FOR TARGET STORE
April 28, 1993
In a likely first for Lawrence, a neighborhood subdivision has recruited a major retail chain to town and optioned itself as the future site of the store. Target Department Stores, a Minneapolis-based company that operates more than 500 discount stores in 32 states, plans to build a 116,000-square-foot store on a 10-acre site on the northwest corner of 33rd and Iowa streets, according to Lawrence sources working with the company.
PETERS SERVICES
April 28, 1993
Services for Harlow A. Peters, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Peters died Tuesday, April 27, 1993, at his home.
FOR THE RECORD
April 28, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported