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MORE PARKING TALK
February 26, 1993
The buck has been passed once again on downtown parking problems. After spending $9,500 for a relatively unenlightening study of downtown parking needs, the Lawrence City Commission has decided not to spend another $12,900 with the same firm to come up with possible solutions. Instead, the commission has asked Downtown Lawrence Inc. to consider ways to adjust the city’s current parking facilities.
COUNTY ZIP CODES SHUFFLED UNDER RURAL ADDRESS SYSTEM
February 26, 1993
ZIP codes for about 1,000 Douglas County residents have changed because of a change in the rural addressing system. Bill Lawrence, manager of the main Lawrence post office at Seventh and Vermont, said county customers whose ZIP codes had changed were notified four to six weeks ago by the post office.
February 26, 1993
Bill Skepnek says his career as a trial lawyer has helped him develop communication skills and investigative skills that would make him an effective member of the Lawrence school board. “I am always investigating claims,” Skepnek said. “I spend my life listening to people tell stories and trying to determine whether they’re telling the truth or whether they’re just wrong. I’m asking people questions all the time, and I’m listening to the answers.”
LIVE IN MOMENT WITH ELDERLY, THERAPIST TELLS CARE WORKERS
February 26, 1993
Naomi Feil believes her validation therapy has made an important difference in the way elderly people are cared for in nursing homes. “Validating is just listening to people and helping them to die feeling better about themselves and that their lives were worth living,” Feil told an audience of about 40 Tonganoxie Nursing Center employees.
February 26, 1993
Testing certainly isn’t a new concept, but one Kansas University professor says testing whether it’s for drug use, intelligence, integrity, aptitude or lying has become a popular fixation nationally with some unsavory side effects. Allan Hanson, professor of anthropology and author of the recently released book “Testing Testing,” says the addiction has given large organizations power over individuals and altered society.
GOAL-BASED CURRICULUM URGED
February 26, 1993
Incumbent school board candidate John Tacha, 52, would like to accomplish in his second term what he had no time to do in his first. When he was elected four years ago, Tacha planned to focus on the district’s curriculum. The district had other plans for him, however.
MARIAN M. SPANN
February 26, 1993
Graveside services for former Lawrence resident Marian M. Spann, 79, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Sheeds officiating. Mrs. Spann died Monday, Feb. 22, 1993, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
SNO JOKESOME PEOPLE LIKE THIS STUFF
February 26, 1993
Five-year-old Bradley Anderson jumped up in the air and shouted when his dad asked him if he liked the snow. “EEYEAH!” he yelled, grabbing handfuls and rubbing it on his cheeks. “Dad, will you wipe the snow off my face?”
CITY DIGGING OUT OF SNOW
February 26, 1993
Cheryl Harrod leaned on her shovel and smiled as she surveyed the white landscape in her neighborhood. “I think it’s kind of a surprise,” said Harrod, an administrative assistant at Kansas University’s School of Education. “I honestly don’t think people thought it would be as big a snow as it is.”
TRIAL SCHEDULED IN MURDER CASE
February 26, 1993
The attorney for a 21-year-old Lawrence man entered an innocent plea for his client this morning on murder charges stemming from the Nov. 27 shooting deaths of two Topeka men outside a west Lawrence bar. During an arraignment and trial-setting hearing this morning in Douglas County District Court, District Judge Ralph M. King Jr. scheduled a trial for April 12 for Stephen Bradley Perdue.
OREAD LABS LOOKING FOR GLOBAL STRATEGY
February 26, 1993
Distinguished scientists from three countries convened today at Oread Laboratories in Lawrence to advise the company on ways it can compete more successfully in the rapidly evolving international pharmaceutical industry. “We’re going to ask them to give us a view of their world. Oread is a worldwide business. We’ve got to get a worldwide view,” said Howard Mossberg, chairman of Oread Labs.
UNIVERSITY REORGANIZES FACILITIES PLANNING AREAS
February 26, 1993
Several program review recommendations regarding Kansas University facilities planning areas recently were instituted by KU Chancellor Gene Budig. Under a reorganization plan recently announced to the university’s vice chancellors, the responsibilities of Allen Wiechert, university director of facilities planning, Rodger Oroke, university director of support services, and Dick Mann, university director of information resources, were changed.
BUSINESS JOURNAL GOES GLOBAL
February 26, 1993
Baker University’s Rhodes professor of international business appears both anxious about the work ahead and excited about the possibilities as he describes his latest venture a new journal for teachers of international business and economics. A month after publishing the first issue of “Global Business Education,” Chris Kuehl already has ideas for improving the journal. He is the co-editor of the business journal with Clark Bloom, of the International Federation for Business Education and Kuehl’s predecessor at Baker.
ADVICE FOR CLINTON ON HEALTH-CARE PLANS PLENTIFUL AT MEETING
February 26, 1993
Badly needed changes in the U.S. health-care system should be made soon, but only after careful consideration of options, panelists at an international conference said Thursday. Panelists from around the country and Canada were at Kansas University for a health symposium that was to begin this morning, after being postponed from Thursday because of the snowstorm. The symposium is sponsored by the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.
FOR THE RECORD
February 26, 1993
Law enforcement report Condition reports
COUNTY 911 SYSTEM EXPECTED ON LINE MARCH 8
February 26, 1993
The county’s new emergency response system should be completely on line March 8, about two months after originally expected, an official said Thursday. Ted McFarlane, director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness, said United Telephone Systems was loading Baldwin phone data into the Enhanced 911 computer today.
DOUGLAS CO. BANK NAMES PRESIDENT
February 26, 1993
Longtime Lawrence banker Robert K. Georgeson has been named president of Douglas County Bank. Georgeson has been employed the past 32 years at First National Bank, most recently as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. He succeeds Joseph Kelly, who was promoted to vice chairman at Douglas County Bank.
IDA MURPHY
February 26, 1993
A Mass of Resurrection for Ida Murphy, 90, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Shaughnessy officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Murphy died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1993, at her home.
VIRGIL COOPER
February 26, 1993
Services for Virgil E. Cooper, 66, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Todd officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Cooper died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1993, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
FINAL OK SET FOR PARK SCULPTURE
February 26, 1993
Dan Rockhill’s “Confluence” sculpture would be cleared for construction if Lawrence city commissioners approve a $9,000 contract for the artwork at their meeting Tuesday afternoon. The sculpture a concrete, limestone and steel interpretation of Lawrence history would have to be built at the north end of Buford M. Watson Jr. Park by July 1.
BROCHURES TEACH PARENTING SKILLS
February 26, 1993
A Lawrence consultant and a Kansas State University professor have taken an innovative approach to helping families combat child abuse. More than 60,000 copies of a four-part educational brochure series, “Realistic Expectations for Kansas Parents,” have been distributed to parents and parent educators throughout the state, according to the consultant, Malcolm Smith.
SOUND OFF
February 26, 1993
Q: I’d like to find out if Lawrence police officers are allowed to sit in their cars and read the newspaper. On a recent Tuesday I saw a police officer stopped in his car at 14th and Massachusetts. He was there between 20 and 30 minutes, all the while reading a newspaper. I stopped to asked him what he was doing. He said was waiting for a funeral to get out, and he didn’t have anything else better to do. Why couldn’t he have been running radar out on Massachusetts or something else instead? A: “Many times we do funeral escorts we’re one of the few departments that still do those in this area,” said police Sgt. Mark Warren. “Because of the nature of the service, it requires us to be there when the people in the funeral get ready to leave.”
RURAL ISSUES AT FOREFRONT OF MEETING
February 26, 1993
Fighting the flu, Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell rested up before a town meeting in Baldwin on Thursday night. He figured he would need the energy. When eight inches of snow fell on the area late Wednesday, canceling the forum crossed his mind.
MARVIN HARDER
February 26, 1993
A memorial service for Marvin A. “Mike” Harder, 71, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. March 13 at the auditorium of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. Inurnment for Mr. Harder, who was cremated, will be at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s campus. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
INCUMBENT JUGGLES MANY ROLES
February 26, 1993
Ask Bob Schumm about the key issues facing the city of Lawrence, and he’ll talk about the need for the Horizon 2020 strategic land use plan, the Eastern Parkway and rezoning parts of downtown Lawrence. But ask him how old his four children are, and Schumm has to call his wife, Sandra, to double-check.
WATERS RUNNING AS 800 UNDERDOG AGAIN THIS YEAR
February 26, 1993
Like the spectators who packed Anschutz Pavilion, Prime Network’s track announcers were surprised when unheralded Dan Waters won the 800-meter run at last season’s Big Eight Indoor. “I remember watching the video,” said Waters, who was not ranked in the top five in the event going in. “At the beginning of the race, they talked about people to look for. They mentioned (ISU’s Joseph) Kiptanui and some others. They didn’t mention my name once until I came off the last turn.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 26, 1993
ADMISSIONS Alexah Gudenkauf, Lawrence.
PUTTING COMMISSION IN THE CITY
February 26, 1993
Like most candidates, Milton Scott says he’s had a blast going door-to-door in his campaign for city commission. Unlike some, he said, he doesn’t want that contact with residents to stop if he’s elected.
CDC TO HELP FIRMS OBTAIN FINANCING
February 26, 1993
Free, personalized help is available for small business owners who need loans and help structuring a financing package. Nancy LeGrande, director of the Wakarusa Valley Certified Development Co., will open her doors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to provide confidential counseling to local business owners. LeGrande said she will review the financial statements of small businesses and give their owners advice about what types of financing is available through such sources as the Small Business Administration, the state and local lenders.