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CITY TO REQUIRE NEW HEADS ON SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
January 20, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to force about 1,000 Lawrence residents to replace sprinkler heads on their underground sprinkler systems with new backflow prevention devices. But they didn’t act without voicing frustration with the state’s regulatory requirements for preventing water contamination.
CHILDREN, ELDERLY AT RISK IN FIRES
January 20, 1993
Children and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to house fires because they are the least capable of reacting to emergencies, according to an official in the state fire marshal’s office. “The very young and very old are generally those injured or killed in fires,” said Karl McNorton, manager of information and communications for the state fire marshal. “They are unable to react or react properly in a fire situation. That’s nationwide, not just in Kansas.”
DRIZZLE, SNOW SHIFT OUT OF LOCAL FORECAST
January 20, 1993
Although Kansas University and Haskell Indian Junior College students could sleep a few extra hours this morning, and Lawrence school children got a day off, all should expect a normal routine Thursday. Overnight, 0.02 of an inch of freezing drizzle fell on Lawrence, making roads slushy this morning, according to the KU Weather Service.
CANDIDATE FILES FOR CITY RACE
January 20, 1993
Milton Scott became the fourth registered candidate for a Lawrence City Commission seat after filing a 90-signature petition Tuesday with the city clerk. The county clerk’s office declared Scott’s petition valid Tuesday afternoon.
WAMEGO CLOBBERS KAWS
January 20, 1993
Wamego slowed Perry-Lecompton’s Eric Allen and shut down the Kaws, 77-50, in a first-round game of the Tonganoxie Invitational basketball tournament Tuesday night. Wamego didn’t halt Allen entirely. The Kaws’ 6-foot-3 senior center scored a game-high 24 points, including all of Perry’s first-quarter points.
NEW LHS PROGRAM NETS ONLYSTUDENTS
January 20, 1993
Only two people have signed up for a special program allowing people age 50 or older to enroll in Lawrence High School classes. The low enrollment for the program, which is designed to promote lifelong learning, already has resulted in LHS officials learning a thing or two.
BRANDY T. MARTIN
January 20, 1993
Services for Brandy TyEbone Martin, 13, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Regular Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leo Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Miss Martin died Monday, Jan. 18, 1993, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She died of injuries received in an apartment fire Sunday in Lawrence that was set intentionally.
BOARD, LEA TO DISCUSS FACT-FINDING
January 20, 1993
Representatives of the Lawrence school board and the Lawrence Education Assn. will meet Thursday to discuss a fact-finder’s recommendation on teacher salaries for the 1992-93 school year. Negotiators will meet at 7 p.m. at the district’s Service Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy. The session is open to the public.
ARKANSAS STATE SIGNS EX-LION LINEMAN LUTZ
January 20, 1993
Geoff Lutz, a Lawrence High product, is one of five junior college linemen who have signed letters of intent with Arkansas State, coach Ray Perkins announced Tuesday. The 6-4, 265-pound Lutz spent the last two seasons at Fort Scott CC where he started at both guard and tackle. Lutz was a member of the Lions’ 1989 and 1990 state high school championship teams.
TOWNSHIP, CITY AGREE TO SHARE TRUCK
January 20, 1993
Residents of Lecompton Township might have an easier time traveling on township roads during winter weather now that township officials have secured the use of a sand spreader truck. Susie Hackathorn, Lecompton city clerk, said the city council agreed Monday to allow the township to use the city’s sand spreader in exchange for the township paying half the costs of maintaining the equipment.
STUDENT FROM KU ATTENDING CLINTON INAUGURAL ACTIVITIES
January 20, 1993
A Kansas University student who headed the KU Bill Clinton-Al Gore student organization was in Washington, D.C., today for the inauguration of the new president. “It’s going to be exciting this is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often,” said Jason McIntosh, coordinator of KU Students for Clinton-Gore.
FOR THE RECORD
January 20, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
RICHARD HANSON
January 20, 1993
POULTNEY, Vt. Services for longtime China missionary Richard Ewing Hanson, 87, Poultney, Vt., were conducted Sunday at the Poultney United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Townley officiating. Burial will be at a later date. The Rev. Hanson, a 1926 graduate of Kansas University, died Jan. 8, 1993, after a long illness.
DELAYS KEEP ENHANCED 911 FROM FULL USE
January 20, 1993
The Douglas County department of emergency medical services and emergency preparedness began using only parts of its enhanced 911 system Tuesday. The department had announced that the computerized emergency response system would be up and running by Tuesday, but Southwestern Bell and United Telephone had not completed the address and phone number database in time, department director Ted McFarlane said.
LATONYA S. FARMER
January 20, 1993
Services for LaTonya Shontell Farmer, 17, Lawrence, will be at a later date at East St. Louis, Ill. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Millstadt, Ill. Memorial services also will be held in Lawrence at a later date.
CHINESE STUDENT GROUP AT KU READY FOR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
January 20, 1993
Tickets for local Chinese New Year activities this weekend are going fast, and anyone interested in attending is urged to purchase them in advance, an organizer said. “I’ve had so many calls,” said Xiao Hua Yang, president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Friendship Assn. at Kansas University. “We may only have tickets for one or two more days.”
HOLIDAY DONATIONS REACH $131,946
January 20, 1993
The Salvation Army Christmas appeal brought in a total of $131,946 for 1992, the agency reported, and a total of 830 families and more than 3,500 individuals received assistance. With the toys received from Toys for Tots and adoptions, more than 12,500 toys were given to Douglas County children.
GRATEFUL FOR HELP
January 20, 1993
To the editor: To the gentlepeople in the red pickup the night of the 14th on U.S. Highway 40:
TRAGIC DEATHS
January 20, 1993
The tragic deaths of two local teenagers in what appears to have been an intentionally set fire Sunday morning should be a call to action on several fronts. LaTonya Farmer was a 17-year-old student at Lawrence High School. Although she had transferred to the school only last fall, she apparently already had made a mark. LHS teachers and administrators remembered LaTonya’s friendliness and her smile and her singing voice, which was to have been part of a local celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday later on the day that she died.
EM IN ON ROAD
January 20, 1993
Having No. 1-ranked Kansas come to your gym for a basketball game is something of a mixed blessing. A trend has emerged. The Jayhawks will sell out your arena, then they’ll beat you.
ELEANOR I. PARKER
January 20, 1993
Graveside services for Eleanor I. Parker, 73, Oskaloosa, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry, with the Rev. Paul Reed officiating. Mrs. Parker died Monday, Jan. 18, 1993, at her home. She was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Lawrence, the daughter of Eli and Ella May Marts Schneck.
LOCAL CHURCH MUSIC LEADER TO TAKE PART IN PAPAL VISIT
January 20, 1993
The founder and director of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center music ministry will play a key role in an international event this summer that will involve Pope John Paul II and is expected to draw about a million people. Lynn Trapp traveled to Washington, D.C., last weekend when he was asked to serve on a board of five experts in liturgical music to help plan World Youth Day, which is to be held Aug. 11-15 in Denver.
LAWRENCE FALLS IN FIRST ROUND
January 20, 1993
When Lawrence High gets its first basketball road win, Ron Weber is saying, look out. When Lawrence gets its first road win, Tim Turner says, the Lions won’t lose another.
CONVOCATION OPENS SEMESTER AT HASKELL
January 20, 1993
Convocation ceremonies at Haskell Indian Junior College began with the smell of fresh burning cedar and ended with speakers putting students on the scent toward successfully completing their college educations. Haskell President Bob Martin welcomed all the students on Tuesday, those returning and those just starting at the college.
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January 20, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners approved a site plan Tuesday for a new Taco John’s restaurant at 23rd and Haskell, despite a neighbor’s warning that dozens of children could get “squashed” by passing cars. The new restaurant, planned for 2309 Haskell, would border property owned by Adra E. Burks, who said she was concerned about neighborhood children.
LOCAL RETAILER TO CLOSE KC STORE
January 20, 1993
A Lawrence retailer says he’s pulling the plug on a satellite store he operated during the holiday season in Seville Square on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. George Paley, co-owner of Natural Way, a natural fiber clothing store at 820 Mass., said the Kansas City Natural Way store he opened in November will close Sunday.
S PAYING TAB FOR COLLEGE SPORTS? WILLIAMS WONDERS
January 20, 1993
Roy Williams made it clear during his weekly press conference Tuesday that he had a vested interest in gender equity among college athletics. Her name is Kimberly Williams, and she’s 13 years old.
PETITION TO FORCE BOND VOTE FALLS SHORT
January 20, 1993
A drive to gather enough signatures on a petition to force a public vote on Lawrence school board spending has fallen short. Debbie Chalender, who spearheaded the petition drive, said a petition signed by 5 percent of voters in the district 2,133 people had to be filed with the county clerk by 5 p.m. Tuesday. However, Chalender said, only 2,031 signatures were obtained.
BURGLARY PROSECUTIONS TOP PRIORITY OF NEW OFFICIAL
January 20, 1993
Less than three years out of law school, Daniel Owen spent Monday’s holiday unpacking boxes and settling into the office of county attorney in Jefferson County. Owen was elected to the post in November. He replaced Mike Hayes, who didn’t seek re-election.
BATTLING GANGS
January 20, 1993
The city government’s voice processing telephone system could provide a way for students to share information on gangs and gang activity with the Lawrence Police Department and the Lawrence School District, assistant city manager Rod Bremby said. Bremby said he has discussed such a setup with Lt. Mark Brothers of the police department in the wake of a conference held in the city earlier this month on gangs.
BRINGING DOCTORS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS GOAL OF BILLS
January 20, 1993
One way to get more physicians to work in Kansas’ medically underserved rural areas is to increase the number of medical loan programs available in the state. That was the main message given Tuesday to the House Appropriations Committee about three bills dealing with two programs currently set up at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 20, 1993
ADMISSIONS Pamela Blackburn, Lawrence; Kristin Boyd, Nortonville.
CITY TAKES STEPS TO REGULATE LOCAL POWER LINE LOCATIONS
January 20, 1993
Pinckney Neighborhood residents are a step closer to moving a proposed 115,000-volt power line from their neighborhood, after the Lawrence city commission agreed to develop a law to allow it final say over power line placement. The commission Tuesday night also asked KPL to put on hold a project to upgrade the 69,000-volt power line through the neighborhood. Commissioners said they needed time to pass an ordinance that would give them jurisdiction over power-line placements in the city a jurisdiction that until now rested with no governmental body.
LMH BOARD APPROVES CONSTRUCTION PLANS
January 20, 1993
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees decided today to continue with the hospital’s planned renovation and new construction. The board unanimously voted to accept the plan that would allow LMH to finance different phases of the construction, while taking on a limited loan and reducing expenditures within the hospital’s budget.
FIRE PROBE FOCUSING ON ILLEGAL DRUG USE
January 20, 1993
The investigation of a fatal arson fire early Sunday at a Lawrence apartment building is centering on allegations of drug use in the building and a report that a building tenant who moved out Saturday had threatened to burn down the building, an investigator said today. Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr said this morning that investigators were tracking down those claims but had not identified any suspects in the fire.