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ECONOMIC GLOOM AND DOOM
February 9, 1993
It is wrong and dangerous for Kansans to allow themselves to be led into a sense of depression and despair by the announcement by Boeing officials that they may reduce their Wichita workforce by as many as 5,000 to 8,000 people. There is no way to deny such an action would be a severe blow to the Wichita-area economy and would trigger repercussions throughout the state. However, it is wrong to think the Kansas economy is going to be placed into a tailspin if the layoffs do take place.
SCIENCE AND GOD
February 9, 1993
To the editor: In response to Jason Ryberg’s letter of Feb. 4, entitled “Reasoning falls short,” I would like to pose the question: Whose reasoning falls short, man or God’s?
BOARD OKS EXEMPTION FOR GARDEN
February 9, 1993
The owners of a relocated water-garden business were given permission Monday to transform 13 parking spaces at 847 Ind. into an oasis of ornate waterfalls, water fountains and water lilies. The Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request exempting Water’s Edge, a business that specializes in designing and building decorative gardens, from an ordinance requiring that new businesses provide 15 feet of green space plant life between streets and sidewalks.
DANIEL J. BUSH
February 9, 1993
Services for Daniel Joseph Bush, 42, Pittsburg, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home, Douglass, with the Rev. Lloyd Swindler officiating. Mr. Bush died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993, at St. John’s Hospital.
JUDGE DENIES PAROLE REQUEST
February 9, 1993
A Douglas County judge has denied parole for a 26-year-old Lawrence woman who is serving a one-year jail term stemming from the beating death of her son. Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone made the ruling Monday during a hearing for Wendy Brewer, who was convicted of a misdemeanor count of endangering a child in the February 1992 death of her 23-month-old son, Eric.
FLOWERS SERVICES
February 9, 1993
Services for Richard Flowers, 53, Rt. 1, Eudora, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Eudora United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Flowers died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993, in an accident at his home.
PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE FOCUS OF WEEK
February 9, 1993
Students at Baldwin High School are learning about preventing violence during the school’s Violence Awareness Week through Thursday, said Julie Goans, a BHS senior who organized the events. She said discussions with friends led to the decision to schedule speakers and launch a campaign to stamp out various forms of violence. Kathy Tate, a detective with Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, spoke about child abuse Monday, and Goans said the crowd swelled to about 100 students and community residents.
CITY ASKS UNITED WAY TO HELP DOLE OUT FUNDS
February 9, 1993
When it comes to gut-wrenching budget decisions for social service agencies, Lawrence city commissioners want to shift most of the responsibility onto the local United Way. But United Way of Douglas County officials, cautious about taking on responsibility for even more difficult budget decisions, say they need a computer program to determine what services are needed, and how much money each agency should get.
FOR THE RECORD
February 9, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BALDWIN CITY THEATRE PREPARES FOR STAGING OF WHODUNIT PLAY
February 9, 1993
There’s been a “murder” in Baldwin, and family members are tangling over the inheritance. The action’s in the play “A Tomb With a View,” the latest production by the Baldwin City Theatre, in cooperation with the CLEAR coalition.
LOCAL POST OFFICE TO OFFER NEW STAMP
February 9, 1993
On Friday, it’ll be “Wagons, ho!” at the Lawrence Post Office and Jayhawk Station when the new 29-cent Oregon Trail commemorative stamps are released. Bill Reynolds, Lawrence postmaster, said today, “Our city is one of only 38 cities in the country to issue the stamp on that day. We’re particularly excited about this stamp. Lawrence was originally on the Oregon Trail and we’re honored to play a part in celebrating the trail’s 150th anniversary.”
SOUND OFF
February 9, 1993
Q: Why is there not a sidewalk on Kasold between Sixth and Princeton streets? A. City Manager Mike Wildgen pointed out that Princeton Boulevard does not intersect with Kasold Drive. Princeton does hook into Peterson Road, which intersects with Kasold.
BAKER STUDENTS ON HONOR ROLL
February 9, 1993
A number of students from the Lawrence area were among the 222 Baker University students named to the fall honor roll. To be eligible, they earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Following are the area students who were honored:
BOARD FIXES INSURANCE PROBLEM
February 9, 1993
The cost of insurance for an aerobics class held in a school facility forced Perry-Lecompton school board members Monday to reconsider allowing the program. But asking the instructor to join the district staff solved the problem, said Supt. Henry Murphy. Penny Bahret, Lecompton, teaches an aerobics class three days a week at the Lecompton intermediate gym, and the district receives $2.50 per student every two months to pay for insurance costs. The payment dates to the time when the school district offered a community education program, said Murphy.
KANSAS WOMEN MUST PLAY AT NORTHERN IOWA TONIGHT
February 9, 1993
Facing Northern Iowa on the road in the middle of the Big Eight season may not be ideal. But Kansas’ women’s basketball players vow they’ll deal with it. “We just need to go out and play,” junior center Lisa Tate said, “and not worry about what’s going on the next day.”
JOURNAL-WORLD WILL CARRY LISTING ON JUVENILE CRIME
February 9, 1993
Beginning today, the Journal-World will take a closer look at juvenile crime. In response to concerns that juvenile crime has increased and that youths are committing more serious offenses, the J-W will carry a new listing on juvenile court cases. It will be included in the “On the Record” report, which includes other police and court items.
PICTURES OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION
February 9, 1993
Doron Bacher’s photographs are the stuff of history. Bacher, a professional photographer from Israel, has a story for just about every photograph he’s taken in the last 17 years as he’s recorded Jewish immigration to Israel.
GLEN L. BIERIG
February 9, 1993
Services for Glen L. Bierig, 69, Arkansas City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawks Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, with military services. Mr. Bierig died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1993, at Arkansas City Memorial Hospital.
WOMAN INJURED IN FIRE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
February 9, 1993
A 43-year-old woman who was injured in a fatal arson fire Jan. 17 is out of the hospital and is living with a daughter in Lawrence, authorities said today. The woman, Ella Farmer, was released Saturday from the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where she was taken after the fire at her apartment building, 714 W. 25th.
DANGEROUS TIMES
February 9, 1993
These could be extremely dangerous times in Washington. President Clinton has not had the kind of “honeymoon” he and his campaign staff had anticipated. In fact, his first few weeks in office have been a mess. It is apparent, or should be, that he is frustrated with the sloppy background work on several of his cabinet nominees. His advocacy for admitting homosexuals into the military service has met strong opposition within his own party. And his waffling on so many campaign “promises,” “commitments” or “pledges” all have placed him in a less-than-favorable light.
DREAM
February 9, 1993
The extravaganza that chocolate lovers dream about each year is drawing near. The Baldwin Community Arts Council will hold its fifth annual chocolate auction at 4 p.m. Sunday, Valentine’s Day, in Baker University’s Harter Union dining room. Baldwin area cooks donate chocolate creations ranging from the usual tortes, pies, cakes, cookies and candy to elaborate edible masterpieces.
IS SHORT-LIVED
February 9, 1993
A Kansas University graduate student’s recent stint on “Jeopardy!” ended sooner than he would have liked. “I lost” after one game, said Brent Noel, an Omaha, Neb., doctoral student in theater.
BOWLERS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GROUP
February 9, 1993
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County is sponsoring a Bowl For Kids’ Sake fund-raiser in hopes of raising $40,000 in contributions. This is the second year for the event. The fund-raiser will take place Saturday and Sunday and Feb. 27-28. The first weekend is primarily for Kansas University students and will be held at the Jaybowl recreation area in the Kansas Union.
OUTLET MALL PLANS WIN ENDORSEMENT
February 9, 1993
The directors of Downtown Lawrence voted today to make a formal endorsement of plans for the proposed Tanger Factory Outlet Center, which would be built on a 12.11-acre site in North Lawrence. In a statement issued after a board meeting this morning, the Downtown Lawrence board said the factory outlet center, which would be the city’s second, would be a catalyst for improvements to the North Second Street corridor.
EUDORAN MAKES CAMEO IN MOVIE
February 9, 1993
Family and friends of Eudora resident Rex Burkhardt will keep a close watch on the television when the movie “I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black” airs tonight. Burkhardt was one of many Lawrence-area extras who played a part in the film.
POETRY READING TO BENEFIT HASKELL
February 9, 1993
Luci Tapahonso will bring her poetry and stories to Haskell Indian Junior College on Saturday when she reads selections from her fourth book, “Saanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing.” Tapahonso, a Navajo poet and assistant professor of English at Kansas University, also will sign hardbound and softbound editions of the book at a reception following the reading.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 9, 1993
DISMISSALS Carrie Jones and baby girl, Lawrence; Rebecca Hillebert and baby girl, Ottawa; Velma McCarter, Lawrence; Angela Courter and baby boy, Oskaloosa; Lori Clark and baby girl, Lawrence; Chyrel Adsit and baby boy, Lawrence.
MARTINEZ
February 9, 1993
No services are planned for Hazel E. “Millie” Martinez, 74, Lawrence. She died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993, at her home. Ms. Martinez was born April 4, 1918, in Denver. She was a cook’s assistant at Don’s Steak House in Lawrence and had lived in Lawrence for more than 20 years.
CORRECTION
February 9, 1993
Saturday’s Religion Briefs included incorrect information about the topic of a speech at the Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship meeting Sunday. Judy O’Neal, a student at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, talked about liberation theology.
SURVIVING
February 9, 1993
Betty Landreth, a 15-year cancer survivor, went for her regular check-up a couple of weeks ago and discovered she remains cancer-free news she happily shared with her family and a special group of people she met as a consequence of having the disease. As a founding member of the Douglas County Cancer Support Group, Landreth serves as a visible source of hope and inspiration for other cancer patients in Douglas County.
BOARD GUARANTEES BUSING FOR WOODLAWN GRADS AT SOUTH
February 9, 1993
Although they technically will be transferred from South Junior High School to Central Junior High School, current Woodlawn School graduates wishing to continue at South will be guaranteed busing to the school, the Lawrence school board decided Monday. The exception to a board busing policy was in response to exceptional circumstances, some board members said. But other board members said the exception might set a dangerous precedent for coming years as new schools require more boundary changes.
COUNTY WORKERS WANT SMOKELESS WORKPLACE
February 9, 1993
More Douglas County employees prefer a smoke-free environment to designated smoking areas or the current policy of smoking by departmental permission, says a survey released today. The Douglas County Commission will decide whether to ban smoking in county buildings and vehicles at Wednesday’s commission meeting. Commissioners deferred the proposal Jan. 27 until they had the survey results.
HASKELL, KU OFFER COOPERATIVE CLASS
February 9, 1993
Following an agreement signed last May, Kansas University and Haskell Indian Junior College are offering their first cooperative class this semester. Every Thursday, Ray Pierotti, an assistant professor in systematics and ecology-environmental studies at KU, teaches a three-hour course called Native and Western Views of Nature to about 25 students from Haskell and KU.
GATHERING CENTERS ON MULTICULTURALISM
February 9, 1993
Black cowboys, the major celebrations of American Jews and the forced migration of the Winnebago Nation were just some of the diverse topics covered this week at the Kansans of Color conference. Held at the Lawrence Holidome, the fourth annual conference was designed to help teachers implement principles of multicultural education in the classroom. About 400 people from across Kansas attended the conference, which started Sunday and was to wrap up today.
T WANDER FAR
February 9, 1993
Most coaching careers follow fairly predictable paths. Some are straight lines, showing the logical progression from assistant to head coach, up through the ranks.
JOB OUTLOOK LOOKS BRIGHT FOR NURSES
February 9, 1993
In this year’s recruiting season for college graduates, nurses are hot but aerospace engineers are not. Companies hope to hire more college graduates this year than in 1992, but only a few fields are expected to benefit, college placement officers say. With many companies restructuring and eliminating jobs, there are fewer openings for job-seekers straight out of school.
MILDRED E. DITSWORTH
February 9, 1993
Services for Mildred Elizabeth Ditsworth, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Newcomer’s Chapel, Overland Park. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Ditsworth died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DOMESTIC HELP TAX QUESTIONS HIT HOME
February 9, 1993
Government requirements to pay Social Security and withhold state and federal taxes for domestic help have been in the national headlines in the last week. But the publicity hasn’t generated too many questions yet from local people who hire domestic help, local tax preparers and a state official said today.
SCHWINN FUNNELS 37, MCLOUTH TIPS EUDORA
February 9, 1993
Going into Monday night’s game against Eudora, senior Justin Schwinn and the rest of his McLouth teammates had no intentions of letting the Cardinals complete a three-game sweep. They didn’t.
S REEVES TEARS UP LEAGUE
February 9, 1993
You may need a magnifying glass, but if you look closely, you’ll find Gans, Pop. 350, on an Oklahoma map. It’s a tiny dot located five miles east of Sallisaw, off Highway 141. Mighty close to the Arkansas border sits the hometown of Oklahoma State sophomore center Bryant Reeves, a 7-0, 285-pounder, who before his career is over, just might rank as one of the state’s most reknowned residents from one of the state’s smallest towns.