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OUT-OF-TOWN SHOPPER
August 21, 1993
To the editor: In an article in the Journal-World a woman made the statement that 70 percent of Lawrence women did not shop in Lawrence. I am one of that 70 percent. The reason is the attitude of the downtown merchants.
QUANTRILL COMMEMORATION
August 21, 1993
The 130th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence isn’t reason for celebration, but it is cause for commemoration. On Aug. 21, 1863, William Clarke Quantrill and 400 raiders descended on Lawrence. When they left, 143 men and boys were dead and the town had been largely burned to the ground.
T BEAT UNCLE SAM
August 21, 1993
He has booted cross-country field goals, towering punts and countless extra points. Yet Dan Eichloff is no different than the rest of us. Eichloff can’t beat Uncle Sam, either.
SATURDAY COLUMN
August 21, 1993
Wednesday’s meeting of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission may result in decisions that could affect the growth and development of Lawrence for years to come. Likewise, the policies projected at this meeting will send a signal to developers throughout the country as to whether Lawrence intends to be a progressive, forward-looking community with a sound plan for continued growth or a city that is determined to create a hostile environment for builders and developers. The major topic on the agenda for Wednesday’s session is what to do about Nieder Acres. Residents of the 30-acre tract southwest of 31st and Iowa streets have banded together in an effort to sell their land for commercial development. The surrounding area has severely diminished the attractiveness of Nieder Acres as a residential location, and landowners have had handsome offers to sell their land for commercial development.
POPE CROSSES PATHS WITH LAWRENCE FAMILY
August 21, 1993
A Lawrence family had a close encounter of the pontifical kind last week while vacationing in Colorado. Pope John Paul II was in Denver last weekend for World Youth Day, an international Roman Catholic youth gathering. Before participating in a vigil and a Mass in Denver, the pope spent last Friday relaxing at Colorado’s Camp St. Malo.
KASSEBAUM RAILS AGAINST TALK SHOWS
August 21, 1993
U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum says government should be more accountable, but talk shows such as that featuring Rush Limbaugh are spurring the wrong kind of public activism. “Unfortunately, government is being activated by the talk shows,” she said. “I’ve heard from more people who’ve been activated by Rush Limbaugh and they don’t know what they’re activated about themselves.”
DOWNTOWN LOOKS EAST FOR GROWING ROOM
August 21, 1993
When it comes to expanding Lawrence’s downtown, officials should look eastward, a special planning commission committee recommends. The report comes 18 months after the Lawrence City Commission formed an ad hoc committee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 21, 1993
Injury accidents — Six people were injured and five vehicles damaged in a chain reaction collision at 12:34 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Iowa and Oxford. Martha Dubois, 53, Lecompton, was northbound on Iowa when she struck the rear of a vehicle that was stopped in traffic behind three other vehicles. The injured drivers and passengers were Dubois, Tim Dubois, 13, Lecompton, Aaron J. Dubois-Brooks, 4, Linwood, Jared S. Rosebrough, 16, 3323 S. Iowa, Susan L. Hack, 46, Anne P. Hack, 13, both of 1514 North 1000 Road, Lawrence, and Lauren J. Vanek, 3036 Yellowstone Dr. They were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released. Dubois, who told police she was distracted by children playing with a balloon inside her vehicle, was cited for inattentive driving and failure to use seat belts and child restraints. Susan Hack was cited for failure to use seat belts and child restraints.
SLATTERY TOUTS DEFICIT-CUTTING PLAN
August 21, 1993
During a public meeting Friday in Lecompton, U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery attempted to alleviate some confusion about the federal deficit-reduction plan approved by Congress in July. Slattery, a Topeka Democrat, represents the 2nd District, which includes Lecompton, Kanwaka and Clinton townships in Douglas County. He spent 1 1/2 hours with about 40 constituents Friday afternoon at the Lane University chapel in Lecompton.
FOR YEARS, KU FACED RUGGED OPENER WITH TCU
August 21, 1993
In those wonderful old Bob Hope radio skits, Bob would encounter the impish “Prof.” Jerry Colonna engaging in some ridiculous task, like building a bridge over the English Channel. Aghast, Hope would admonish him: “But … Professor, how can you possibly do that?” Colonna, he with the bug-eyes, jet-whine voice and huge mustache, would retort: “Hope — we don’t ask questions, we just have fun!”
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 21, 1993
ADMISSIONS Mary Guy, Lawrence.
KU STUDENT GETS FLOOD OF HER OWN
August 21, 1993
A Kansas University student said she has a new empathy for victims of the ‘93 flood after experiencing some flooding of a different sort Friday morning. Julianne Peter, a Lawrence junior, and her 6-year-old daughter have lived at Stouffer Place Apartments for three years. She said she received a notice a few weeks ago that roof work would soon get under way, but didn’t realize the work would leave her apartment soggy.