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STRAY DOGS DEFENDED
January 15, 1993
To the editor: In response to Wednesday’s article, “Stray dogs captured near Kansas River”:
CANDIDATES FILE FOR SEATS IN AREA RACES
January 15, 1993
The field of candidates for school board and city council races continues to grow in Lawrence-area communities. However, the list of candidates for city council positions remains blank in several towns. Nobody has filed for the two council seats and position of mayor in Eudora, Baldwin, Lecompton, Linwood, McLouth or Oskaloosa; or the three council seats up for election in Perry.
GEORGE WILL TO RECEIVE KU AWARD
January 15, 1993
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will has been selected to receive the William Allen White Foundation’s distinguished service citation at Kansas University. Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group for nearly 20 years. It appears in more than 460 newspapers, including the Journal-World. He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1976.
MEMORIAL WALL
January 15, 1993
Brian Meilahn is gone but not forgotten by his architecture classmates at Kansas University. That sentiment was demonstrated last month upon completion of a memorial concrete wall behind behind Marvin Hall. It’s dedicated to Meilahn.
SOUND OFF
January 15, 1993
Q: Why are high school parking lots all full of trash these days? They look really, really bad. It looks like people buy their food from fast-food restaurants and throw their trash in the parking lot, and it blows around the neighborhood. Lawrence High School Principal Brad Tate said he has talked to students about littering. He said he has told them that one option could be to put gates around the school parking lots, allowing students to drive to school but not allowing them to leave campus during lunchtime.
SOUND OFF
January 15, 1993
Q: I’d like to know how city officials can justify spending over $6,000 on that trip to New Orleans when elderly people and children are risking their lives daily at the intersection at 17th and Massachusetts. City Manager Mike Wildgen said the Lawrence City Commission has spent more than $40,000 to put in a traffic signal at 17th and Massachusetts. He said the equipment has been purchased, but the weather must improve before the concrete bases can be poured for the traffic signals.
REED SERVICES
January 15, 1993
A memorial service for Dr. Ralph R. Reed, 65, a former Lawrence resident, will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 30 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Mark Clevenger officiating. Following the service, a potluck dinner will be held at the church.
RICHARD SAVAGE
January 15, 1993
Scripture services for Richard Lee “Dick” Savage, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. Private Mass of the Christian burial will be Tuesday at the mortuary chapel. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth.
STELLA BRAZIL
January 15, 1993
Services for Stella Brazil, 104, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. She died today, Jan. 15, 1993, at Presbyterian Manor.
WILLIAMS SERVICES
January 15, 1993
Memorial services for Roger B. Williams, 58, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Moore Hall on Kansas University’s West Campus. Mr. Williams died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993, at his home.
6 WOMEN READY TO COMPETE FOR MISS KU-LAWRENCE TITLE
January 15, 1993
Six women will compete in this year’s Miss-KU Lawrence Scholarship Pageant, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Dance Gallery, 2500 W. 31st, or the Liberty Hall box office.
INSPIRATIONAL SINGING
January 15, 1993
Gospel songs, speeches of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and even a song about Cheerios cereal brought a gymnasium full of South Junior High School students to its feet this morning during a performance by The King Kids. The King Kids are a group of more than 50 students from Fort Worth, Tex., who learn about the nonviolent teachings of King and other black leaders year around. Just as it brings audiences to their feet, the group helps its members pick themselves up by their bootstraps.
STANDOUT QB PICKS KANSAS
January 15, 1993
Another blue-chip high school football prospect has committed to Kansas. Isaac Byrd, the St. Louis Metro player of the year who quarterbacked Parkway Central to a runner-up finish in last season’s Missouri large-class playoffs, said Thursday night he has chosen KU over Indiana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING FAKE IDS
January 15, 1993
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was arrested late Thursday on charges alleging he was using a stolen driver’s license-making machine to produce and sell fake identification cards. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said Larry E. Smith, 1301 Tenn., was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 11:55 p.m. Thursday by an officer who was doing bar checks.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 15, 1993
DISMISSALS Edith England, Pomona; Cathleen Kern and baby girl, McLouth.
LOCAL DEVELOPER PULLS HIS SUPPORT FROM GOLF COURSE
January 15, 1993
A local residential developer who had been working with Pratt businessman Bob Eastes in efforts to build a public golf course in the area says he has decided to pull his support for the project. J. Stewart, the developer, said he was not impressed with the analysis Eastes and his family have been using before making financial decisions involving the project.
CONCERN
January 15, 1993
Greg Gurley didn’t know he’d erupted for a career-high 16 points until a reporter told him on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “I was taught at an early age to just play and not worry about scoring points,” Gurley, Kansas’ sophomore guard said after the Jayhawks’ 140-72 rout of Oral Roberts. “My dad was my coach. He always preached, `If points come, they come.”’
EX-JAYHAWKS ON OTHER SIDE OF MIKE
January 15, 1993
When Mark Ewing walks into Kansas University’s locker room after basketball games to interview players, they immediately know he’s one of them. “It’s because of the height, probably,” says Ewing, a 6-foot-9 former KU forward and center who played during the early 1980s. “They might not remember me, but they’ll know that I know what I’m talking about.”
BINGHAM BACK IN KANSAS, READY TO START PRACTICE
January 15, 1993
So there I am in the lobby of the Sheraton Waikiki on Christmas Eve the day before the Aloha Bowl and who do I run across but Kansas baseball coach Dave Bingham. What a surprise. I knew KU’s baseball team finished with the best fielding percentage in school history in 1992, but I didn’t know Glen Mason had made Bingham his defensive coordinator.
FOR THE RECORD
January 15, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
S REPORT ON SALARIES MAILED
January 15, 1993
The Marysville attorney who served as a fact-finder in Lawrence teacher negotiations said his recommendation for resolving the issue of teacher salaries went out in the mail Thursday afternoon. Stephen Boyda’s recommendation comes five weeks after he heard the cases of both the Lawrence Education Assn. and the Lawrence school board.
OPEN HOUSE SET
January 15, 1993
Pat Edgerton envisions yoga groups on the third floor and Nancy Wilson brags on the triple-welled sink in the kitchen, where she’s planning to cook hot suppers five nights a week. With the help of volunteers, the two women have been working since August to give the big house at 407 Maine St., a homey feel. It will be known as Acceptance House, a drop-in center and respite site for people with long-term mental illness.
SALE OF DEALERSHIP PENDING
January 15, 1993
Tony’s Nissan tentatively has been sold to Lawrence car dealer Jim Ellena, who is operating the business pending approval of the deal from Nissan. John Ellena, Jim Ellena’s brother, said today that Tony’s Nissan, 2829 Iowa, currently is being operated by the Jim Ellena dealership under a management agreement that will remain in effect until Nissan gives formal approval of the franchise sale. Parties to the transaction hope to receive that approval by Feb. 15, he said.
FIRE DEPARTMENT PROMOTES CAPTAIN
January 15, 1993
The Lawrence Fire Department announced today that Capt. William Stark has been promoted to the rank of battalion chief, replacing retiring Battalion Chief Robert Coleman. Stark was one of seven department captains who competed for the position. He has been a Lawrence firefighter since 1981 and was promoted to captain in 1988.
UNDERAGED DRINKING CITATIONS ISSUED
January 15, 1993
Six Kansas University students were cited for underaged drinking at four Lawrence bars during a police sweep on Wednesday, officers announced today. Four men and two women, ranging in age from 18 to 20, were given citations Wednesday evening at Louise’s West, 1307 W. Seventh; the Jayhawk Cafe, 1340 Ohio; Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second; and Bullwinkles Bar, 1344 Tenn.
COUPLE COMMITS $50,000 TO SCHOOL
January 15, 1993
An Oklahoma couple has committed $50,000 to benefit the Kansas University business school, Joe Bauman, dean of the school, announced today. Kenyon J. Blunt and his wife, Maribeth, of Tulsa, Okla., have made provisions in their wills naming the KU Endowment Association as beneficiary. The gift will establish the Kenyon and Maribeth Blunt Memorial Fund at the endowment association.
HEARINGS SET IN GANG CASE
January 15, 1993
Two Lawrence men were formally charged on Thursday in connection with what local authorities described as a Jan. 4 gang-related shooting. During a first appearance in Douglas County District Court, preliminary hearings were scheduled for Jan. 25 for Yusaf Ali Austin, 20, 1608 E. 15th, and Marvin L. “Feli” Jefferson, 19, 703 W. 25th.
ABORTION PROTESTERS GRANTED PROBATION
January 15, 1993
Three anti-abortion protesters who blocked the entrance to a local physician’s office on Nov. 14 pleaded no contest and were found guilty of criminal trespassing charges during a hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Brian K. Young, 20, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jennifer Harris, 29, and Sonja Harris, 19, both of McPherson, each were sentenced to 30 days in jail but then were granted two-year probation terms after they entered their pleas.
COURT APPEARANCE HELD IN ANIMAL CASE
January 15, 1993
A 37-year-old rural Eudora man on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges filed after authorities allegedly found dead animals and animals being kept in deplorable conditions on his farm. The hearing was Timothy A. Sparks’ first appearance in Douglas County District Court on a misdemeanor count of unlawful disposal of animals filed in late December.
FOR THE RECORD
January 15, 1993
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
COMEUPPANCE
January 15, 1993
Dedicated critics will try to make it appear President George Bush spitefully used the final days of his tenure in office to “get even” with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein by approving another military strike against the Baghdad bully. One can’t blame Bush if he draws a little extra delight from the latest sorties, but bear in mind what has happened is a United Nations operation involving other nations such as Britain and France. The situation had reached the point where something had to be done to show Saddam that the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Bill Clinton regime are in general agreement and that their differences cannot be exploited.
TITANS FAVOR KU VERSUS LOUISVILLE
January 15, 1993
Kansas is one short of becoming the third basketball program in the country to win 1,500 games, but Oral Roberts coach Ken Trickey wasn’t picking nits. “This is basketball. This is a hundred years of tradition. You could take OU, Oklahoma State, TU and ORU and put them all together and they couldn’t match this,” Trickey said.
JAYHAWKS RIP ORU, 140-72
January 15, 1993
Oral Roberts, the evangelist, turns 75 nine days from today. An appropriate birthday present would NOT be a tape of Thursday’s Kansas-ORU basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS DOMINATE TASK FORCE
January 15, 1993
More than 250 people soon will start work on a new guide plan for Lawrence and Douglas County, but the head of the Horizon 2020 steering committee is thinking of recruiting a few more. Assign-
January 15, 1993
A Kansas University professor accused of sexually harassing students said Thursday that KU officials arbitrarily enforced faculty codes regarding sexual conduct among faculty and students. Emil Tonkovich, the tenured law professor fighting his dismissal before a faculty committee, said while cross-examining a witness that he was being unfairly punished for dating students.
RETAILERS BOOST BUILDING ACTIVITY
January 15, 1993
Construction of at least four new retail store buildings will be completed in Lawrence this year, helping commercial construction activity off to a brisk start in 1993. Plans for three of the projects will be up for consideration Jan. 27 by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. They are:
SHELTER DESTROYS DOGS SUSPECTED OF KILLING STOCK
January 15, 1993
Three dogs local authorities captured near the Kansas River late last month that were thought to be the same ones that had killed chickens and rabbits belonging to an elderly couple have been put to sleep. Renee Harris, manager of the Ise Memorial Animal Shelter, 1805 E. 19th, said the three dogs were euthanized last week after being held at the shelter for three weeks.
PESKY POTHOLES
January 15, 1993
Like strange creatures in a bad horror movie, they’re popping up all over, growing bigger, bigger. But these pests aren’t giant cockroaches from outer space they’re all too familiar, especially to drivers whose cars’ shock absorbers are worn down.
KEY
January 15, 1993
In today’s business world, having the most up-to-date computer can mean the difference between success and failure. Likewise, a brain programmed with the most innovative ways of thinking and of solving problems can help a person succeed in business, personal relationships and life in general.
PETITION SEEKS CUT IN SCHOOL BUDGET
January 15, 1993
A local petition drive has the potential of forcing the Lawrence school district to slash its budget by $2.4 million. But a Lawrence woman organizing the drive said her main goal is to move the Lawrence school board to be more accountable so that district patrons would not vote for such a budget decrease.
CITY TO REVIEW BACKFLOW DEVICES
January 15, 1993
Lawrence homeowners would have five years to install above-ground backflow devices on sprinkler systems under an ordinance revision to be considered Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission. The commission will review a staff report detailing proposed amendments to the cross-connections control ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.
OSTERTAG TIRED BUT EFFECTIVE
January 15, 1993
The big fella wasn’t doing much stuffin’, mainly because he was huffin’ and puffin’. Nevertheless, while playing mostly flat-footed, Greg Ostertag scored 21 points, snatched eight rebounds and blocked four shots all career highs in Kansas’ 140-72 blitzkrieg of Oral Roberts on Thursday night.
PARENT RESPONDS
January 15, 1993
To the editor: Reading John Watkins’ recent letter reminded me again of the dismay I and many other parents involved in Christian education felt when we read Forrest Swall’s unfair and misleading campaign rhetoric. Now that the dust from the election has settled, perhaps it’s time to set a few facts straight.
NURSING HOME PONDERS ASSISTED-LIVING WING
January 15, 1993
A consultant’s report and comments from the public at a meeting Thursday appeared to give the thumbs-up sign to constructing an assisted-living wing at the Orchard Lane Nursing Facility in Baldwin, according to the nursing home administrator. “I think it went pretty positively for going ahead,” said Ralph Garrison. “The board has not met to act on retaining an architect, but the discussion led me to believe they probably will get an architect lined up to do some preliminary work.”