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RETAILERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN LAWRENCE
April 30, 1993
Retailers must remain trendy to survive, or at least one theory goes. In Lawrence, retailers defied a trend that swept the nation in the 1980s and now looks like something of a trend-setter for the ‘90s.
LAWRENCE FACTS AND FIGURES
April 30, 1993
Interested in finding out about Lawrence’s demographics? You can do your one-stop demographic shopping by buying a book put together by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce called “Lawrence Facts and Figures.”
SAVERS-TURNED-INVESTORS KEEPING BROKERS BUSY
April 30, 1993
Tumbling interest rates, which transformed plenty of savers into investors, has produced something of a windfall for local stock brokers and financial advisers. “Business picked up last year in about May and it hasn’t changed,” said Harley Catlin, a local respresentative for Edward D. Jones & Co. “People who need income can’t get it from CDs.”
POPULATION GROWTH STORY FOR PROGRESS EDITION
April 30, 1993
A drive through western and southeastern Lawrence will give you a pretty clear picture that the city’s population isn’t standing still. Bulldozers building new roads for new residential areas are busy at work. And whole neighborhoods seem to be sprouting up in place of former milo or brome fields.
SEARCH ON AGAIN
April 30, 1993
A year ago, Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said goodbye to Jayhawk assistants Jerry Green and Mark Turgeon. Green accepted the head coaching post at Oregon and took Turgeon, KU’s restricted-earnings coach, with him.
WAKE-UP CALL SOUNDED ON BIGOTRY
April 30, 1993
There is no clear line between black and white, a concept John Gray uses to drive home his message about racism, sexism and all the other biases that exist in a multicultural melting pot. Gray shocked an audience of about 35 people into confronting their prejudices during his presentation “Black, White and Gray: A New Look at Color,” on Tuesday night at the Kansas Union. Gray’s presentation was the third and final in Kansas University’s Cultural Sensitivity Program Series.
SISTER CITIES QUESTIONED
April 30, 1993
To the editor: Here we go again with another round of Sister City propaganda.
DISGUSTING DISPLAY
April 30, 1993
To the editor: For years women have struggled and fought to be taken seriously by men.
SAFETY FIRST
April 30, 1993
There’s money involved, so perhaps a fight should have been expected. But state officials and Kansas University shouldn’t let a fight over financing delay for long the crucial safety improvements needed at Allen Fieldhouse. Gov. Joan Finney wants the Legislature to provide $1.2 million of the $1.9 milion needed to build emergency fire exits at the 15,800-seat basketball arena. Legislative leaders are holding out for just paying $1 million of the cost. It would be nice to have the extra money; $200,000 isn’t a drop in the bucket for KU, but it doesn’t seem like much when weighed against the safety risks that apparently exist in the fieldhouse.
APPRAISAL OF BUSINESS BLASTED
April 30, 1993
Richard and Sherryl Wright should receive $315,000 for their businesses and property on Iowa Street, less than half what they think the city should pay, a court-appointed appraisers’ panel decided this week. The Wrights’ property at 3216 Iowa will become city property next week, if the Lawrence City Commission approves writing a check to the Douglas County District Court during its meeting Tuesday.
S AN AUTO PARTS BAZAAR
April 30, 1993
Looking for a valve cover for your ‘62 Corvette? Or a hubcap for your ‘57 Chevy? It’s likely you can find them at this weekend’s 30th annual swap meet sponsored by the Lawrence Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The local club has about 35 members.
HEARING WAIVED ON STALKING CHARGES
April 30, 1993
A man accused of stalking women by posing as an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent and a Lawrence police officer waived a preliminary hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court. After waiving the hearing, Lawrence D. Liggett, 19, was ordered to stand trial on 21 felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from alleged stalkings and burglaries in Baldwin and southwest Lawrence apartments and residences.
SOUND OFF
April 30, 1993
Q: I would like to know what percent of the pet food market is supplied by the Quaker Oats plant in Lawrence. A: Ed Cunningham, human resources manager at the local plant, says the company won’t tell you.
SOUND OFF
April 30, 1993
Q: The city’s bike paths, especially near Clinton Lake, are cluttered with litter, broken bottles, mud, rocks, etc. Upon contacting the city, we were told by Fred DeVictor that the city had neither the manpower nor the time to keep paths clean, and that clubs such as the Lawrence bike club or the Lawrence track club should clean them up. Should it be up to these clubs or the city to clean the paths? A: Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen said he would direct the parks department to send a crew out as soon as possible to clean the paths. He agreed that the city does not have the manpower to clean the paths on a regular basis. Just as the U.S. Corps of Engineers enlists volunteer help to scour the Clinton Lake area, the city must rely on some volunteer efforts to help keep the bicycle paths free of debris. “It just accumulates over time,” he said. “We will try our best to clean them up.”
MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURES RIDER
April 30, 1993
A 23-year-old Lawrence man suffered a head injury late Thursday when the motorcycle he was riding slammed into a car at 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive, authorities reported this morning. Chad Beers was listed in fair condition today at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka, where he was taken after the accident.
LOLA ICE
April 30, 1993
Graveside services for Lola F. Ice, 89, Overland Park, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Ice died Thursday, April 29, 1993, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam.
MARKLEY SERVICES
April 30, 1993
Services for Yvonne Ann Markley, 58, rural Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Springs German Baptist Meeting House southwest of Lawrence with John Beeghley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Ms. Markley died Wednesday, April 28, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1935, south of Pleasant Grove in Douglas County, the daughter of Robert Lee and Martha Eva Flory Markley.
SCHWANZLE
April 30, 1993
A family memorial service will be held for Betty “B.J.” Schwanzle, 68, Lawrence. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Schwanzle died Friday, April 30, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had cancer.
STUDENT AT KU SAYS POLICE VIOLATED RIGHTS
April 30, 1993
Kansas University police and administrators may meet as early as next week with a KU student who says his rights were violated when he was stopped and handcuffed by KU police. Jonathan Jasmine, St. Louis senior, on Thursday submitted a verbal complaint to Richard Mann, director of information resources, saying his rights were violated when he and two friends, who also are black, were handcuffed and searched by police.
UNEMPLOYMENT IN COUNTY DIPS TO 3.7 PERCENT
April 30, 1993
The Douglas County unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in March, its lowest reading this year, the Kansas Department of Human Resources reported this morning. However, that rate was a full percent higher than the jobless level reported in March 1992. The rate was 4 percent for both January and February of this year.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 30, 1993
DISMISSALS Margie Skulskie, Lawrence; Morgan Goldring, Lawrence; and Dorothy Reed and baby boy, Lawrence.
FOR THE RECORD
April 30, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
APARTMENT COMPLEXES DOUSING COOKOUTS ON PATIOS
April 30, 1993
The threat of patio fires from charcoal or propane grilling is sparking Lawrence’s fire marshal and some apartment managers to take steps to stem the risk. Several area apartment residents, especially those who live in wooden buildings, have been or are being notified by their apartment managers not to barbecue on wooden decks or patios.
HOUSE FIRE CAUSES $15,000 IN DAMAGE
April 30, 1993
A short circuit in an electrical cord ignited a house fire Thursday evening that caused an estimated $15,000 in damage, according to a Lawrence Fire Department report. Firefighters received an alarm at 9:13 p.m. from the two-story house at 1701 Vt. The report said the fire was caused by a short in a lamp cord behind the headboard of a water bed. The first floor of the house sustained heavy smoke damage, and smoke also caused moderate damage to the second floor.
PROF
April 30, 1993
Professor Emil Tonkovich testified Thursday that Kansas University’s attempt to fire him for alleged sexual harassment of students had scarred him for life. “My life has been ruined over this,” he told a faculty disciplinary panel at the conclusion of six hours of testimony. “My reputation will never, ever be the same. No matter what you decide, my reputation is ruined.”
LOCAL WOMAN GIVEN AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
April 30, 1993
The 11th graduating class of the Leadership Lawrence Program recently selected Alice Fowler as this year’s recipient of the Don Volker Leadership Award. The award was presented to Fowler last Friday during the graduation banquet of the Leadership Lawrence Class of 1993. The Leadership Lawrence Program is sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
LEURA A. AIKEN
April 30, 1993
Services for Leura Adeline Aiken, 93, Louisburg, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Louisburg United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Louisburg Cemetery. Mrs. Aiken died Thursday, April 29, 1993, at a Louisburg nursing home.
SLEAZY TV SHOW SHOWS MCRAE LOSING HIS COOL
April 30, 1993
Sports news and long-winded views… News: Kansas City Royals manager Hal McRae went berserk in his office Monday night after fielding a “stupid bleep” question from a radio reporter.
PFUNDER SERVICES
April 30, 1993
Services for Larry Pfunder, 41, formerly of Lawrence, were April 7 in Hitchcock, Tex. Mr. Pfunder died April 5, 1993, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.
OREAD LABS FINDS GROWTH IN RESEARCH, BOTTOM LINE
April 30, 1993
As president and chief operating officer of Oread Laboratories Inc., Bill Duncan didn’t expect his office to be tucked away for a year inside a temporary trailer. Not that he minds. Such is the price of overwhelming growth.
PRESERVATIONIST STARTS EFFORT TO SAVE VINLAND SCHOOL
April 30, 1993
The old Vinland High School, which has served for years as an elementary school, has an appointment with the wrecking ball this summer. But a resident of the Vinland community hopes to rally support for saving the 71-year-old school. Curtis Coffman, who holds a Kansas University degree in historic preservation, has lived in Vinland for 20 years and he maintains the school helps define the community.
EVANS
April 30, 1993
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce can’t rest on its laurels, says Dave Evans. Despite the successes in bringing in new jobs into the community during the last year, Lawrence faces competition from other cities, says Evans, a local architect who is the chamber’s outgoing chair.
STALLINGS TO INSTILL SENSE OF CONTINUITY
April 30, 1993
Kansas was down and out. The Jayhawks were saddled with NCAA probation, when Roy Williams, Jerry Green, Steve Robinson, Kevin Stallings and Mark Turgeon took charge of the program five years ago. Some tears were shed following the announcement of NCAA sanctions for violations committed by Williams’ predecessor — Larry Brown.
SUPERINTENDENT TAKES UP CLASSROOM DUTIES AT INDIA
April 30, 1993
Lawrence School Supt. Al Azinger on Thursday took on a herculean task that even muscle-man Arnold Schwarzenegger found challenging in one of his movies. Azinger taught an elementary school class, just like Schwarzenegger did in “Kindergarten Cop.” Azinger was pretty proud of his accomplishment.
LAKE STORY FOR PROGRESS EDITION
April 30, 1993
The surf was never up, and the weather was often down. But that didn’t stop thousands of people from visiting Clinton and Lone Star lakes during 1992, lake officials say.
EXPATRIATE FINDS HAVEN IN BALDWIN
April 30, 1993
Marko Krema says he’s grown up a lot since coming to the United States as a high school exchange student. When he arrived in Wichita in 1990, he was a citizen of Yugoslavia. He’s now a citizen of Croatia, one of hundreds of exchange students whose nationality has changed here because of events in their homeland.
CITY MANAGERS STILL WAITING FOR CLINTON POLICIES
April 30, 1993
Lots of promises. But little substance yet. In the first 100 days of the Clinton administration, there hasn’t yet been much change in how the federal government deals with urban needs, say several city officials who were attending a Kansas University conference Thursday.
CITY COMMISSION TO SET DATES FOR POLICE AUCTIONS
April 30, 1993
If you’re in the market for foreign coins, a six-ton hydraulic jack or one of 78 bikes, the Lawrence Police Department has a deal for you. In June, the department will auction off its excess evidence and found property on consecutive Saturdays, two of the department’s biggest housecleaning days of the year.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH BRINGS 200 WOMEN TOGETHER
April 30, 1993
Traffic came to a standstill in downtown Lawrence Thursday evening as a group of women marched in protest of violence against women and children. It was the “Womyn Take Back the Night” march, sponsored by the Students Against Violence Against Womyn, the seventh year of the commemoration in Lawrence.
AIM CANCELS RALLY AT INDIAN CENTER
April 30, 1993
The American Indian Movement called off a rally scheduled for today at the Indian Center of Lawrence. Lori Learned, a Kansas University senior and AIM member, said she and a board member at the center reached an agreement about some of the group’s concerns.
11-1 LOSS TO KC PEMBROKE HILL
April 30, 1993
Just minutes after declaring tennis the most fortunate of Lawrence High’s spring sports, coach Dick Wedel changed his mind. Sure, the Lions have been lucky to more or less follow their competition schedule — all their rainouts have been made up — but wet weather has wreaked havoc with their practice schedule.
CITY BECOMING A MAGNET FOR FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS
April 30, 1993
In April 1990, Lawrence was on the verge of getting its first factory outlet center. It was the city’s response to a decade-old battle between those wanting a regional shopping mall and those fearing such a mall would destroy Lawrence’s historic central business district.
WORK ONGOING TO INSURE SUCCESS OF DOWNTOWN
April 30, 1993
Downtown Lawrence may be healthy, vibrant and the envy of planners across the country, but even unparalleled success isn’t enough for downtown officials. Facing the continued growth of the Lawrence area, they say, the city’s central business district needs to grow — not outward, but within.
WILLEY NAMED SMALL-BUSINESS PERSON OF YEAR
April 30, 1993
If you’ve bought a car in Lawrence in the last two decades, chances are you know the name Dale Willey. Known locally from his radio commercials as the “automobile man,” the Lawrence car dealer is well-regarded among his peers, recently serving a stint as president of the Kansas Motor Car Dealers Assn.
NEW LITERACY PROGRAM TARGETS ENTIRE FAMILY
April 30, 1993
What’s a program centering on children up to 5 years old and their parents doing at a conference on post-secondary education? A lot, if your job is to ensure children get a good start in school so they’ll want to stay in school. And that’s what Patsy Jones, education specialist with the Office of Indian Education Programs, wants to see happen with more Native American children.
GROCERS SAY CONSUMERS LOOKING FOR MORE SERVICES
April 30, 1993
Faced with tougher competition and a shopper that wants to pay less for more convenience, Lawrence grocery stores are using inventories and services to carve out their share of the market pie. “Lawrence is probably one of the most competitive cities in the country right now,” said Alvin Joe Schmidtberger, owner of Alvin’s IGA, 901 Iowa.
TRAVELERS BUSY MAKING SUMMER VACATION PLANS
April 30, 1993
Area residents are gearing up for summer by making travel plans, and many travelers are focusing on seeing more of the United States, according to local travel agencies. John Novotny, manager of Maupintour Travel Service, 831 Mass., said local travelers are picking spots such as Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, and the Branson, Mo., area.
PACKER PLASTICS STORY FOR PROGRESS EDITION
April 30, 1993
Jayhawk fans, Yankee fans and even Michael Jackson fans will use them. So will yogurt eaters, gardeners and those who order the kiddie meal at Arby’s.