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COST OF FREEDOM
July 4, 1993
The freedom we celebrate on July 4 comes with many responsibilities, and the United States has perhaps never felt its responsibility as a world leader as acutely as it does today. The tense migraine of the Cold War has disintegrated into what seems like a hundred smaller headaches. And everywhere, countries that face their own economic and political struggles are looking to the U.S. to take not only some action, but the perfect action to resolve every international conflict.
TRASH STICKERS OPPOSED
July 4, 1993
To the editor: Clair Domonoske (Journal-World, 6/24/93) is correct in stating that sticker systems (requiring one sticker for each bag of trash) provide an incentive to recycle. That is why they are promoted by those having a special interest in recycling. Unfortunately, they also provide incentive to illegally dump or burn trash, to divert energy and materials to unnecessary trash compaction, to raise administrative fees, and to dispose of trash in ways that are detrimental to public health and safety. If not properly designed, a sticker system can do more harm than good.
PACS NOT THE PROBLEM
July 4, 1993
To the editor: I recently received an invitation to attend a fundraising event on behalf of a congressman (not from Kansas). This sort of invitation is not unusual. It’s one way politicians have of raising money to finance their election campaigns. However, this invitation did contain a major shock. The ”Contribution” request printed on the invitation read ”1,000 contribution, PERSONAL FUNDS ONLY.”
AFTER THE STORM, RESIDENTS CLEAN UP
July 4, 1993
Cleaning up muddied belongings and chopping up felled trees replaced lighting firecrackers and going to picnics for a number of area residents as the Independence Day holiday weekend got under way Saturday. The unscheduled events became a necessity as a result of a Friday afternoon deluge that left homes flooded, trees blown over and streets in a mess throughout Lawrence.
PAROLE HEARING SCHEDULED FOR LOCALLY CONVICTED KILLER
July 4, 1993
A Kansas City, Mo., man who was convicted of killing a Kansas University professor is among state prison inmates who will go before the Kansas Parole Board in August, the board announced recently. Eugene Avis Jr. currently is serving a 12-year prison term at the Winfield Correctional Facility in connection with the November 1985 strangulation of George V. Hixson, KU professor of design.
LEE WINTER GRESS
July 4, 1993
Services for Lee Winter Gress, 95, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Medicine Lodge with the Rev. Joe Cobb officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Gress died Thursday, July 1, 1993, in Medicine Lodge.
ANTON KUERMAIER
July 4, 1993
Services for Anton “Tony” Kuermaier, 83, Carbondale, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Community United Church of Christ here with the Rev. Constance Lunn officiating. Burial will be in Carbondale Cemetery. Mr. Kuermaier died Friday, July 2, 1993, at a Topeka hospital.
LAKES PLAY CATCH UP WITH HOLIDAY CROWDS
July 4, 1993
Fourth of July weekend activities at Clinton Lake started off as a dud but then picked up some sparks, a lake official said. In what is usually one of the busiest weekends of the year for the park, it wasn’t until Saturday afternoon that the campgrounds and picnic areas started to fill at Clinton Lake.
PARADE, FIREWORKS HIGHLIGHT ACTIVITIES
July 4, 1993
Twelve and six will be the numbers to remember this Fourth for Lawrence residents. The third annual July 4 parade in downtown Lawrence is scheduled to kick off shortly before noon today. The parade, sponsored by the United Veterans Organization of Douglas County, will begin at Seventh and Kentucky, travel east of Massachusetts and then south to South Park.
RAIN CUTS DOWN FIREWORKS MISHAPS
July 4, 1993
Lawrence residents left with broken and twisted trees, damaged houses and flooded basements after Friday’s storm may find this hard to believe, but the storm left something to be thankful for. Firefighters said torrential rains produced by the thunderstorm safeguarded the city from fires touched off by fireworks.
FLORENCE BARNES
July 4, 1993
Services for Florence K. Barnes, 62, Winchester, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Don Powell officiating. Burial will be in Winchester-Wise Cemetery southeast of Winchester. Mrs. Barnes died Thursday, July 1, 1993, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
KU SCIENTISTS HAVE THE BOOK ON WATER
July 4, 1993
Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey are hoping to make the state’s water picture a bit clearer for legislators, farmers and others who are concerned about one of the state’s most important resources. Scientists at the survey recently have produced a non-technical book, “Kansas Ground Water: An Introduction to the State’s Water Quality, Quantity and Management Issues.” The book has been in the making about three years.
SUITE TESTED AS AN OPTION FOR ELDERLY CARE
July 4, 1993
As the population of the United States gets older, grown children are finding themselves facing a difficult decision — what to do with mom or dad when they can’t live on their own any more. A Great Bend company called Mobile Care Inc. is working on a solution to that problem in conjunction with Kansas University’s Center for Life Span Studies. The solution is called the Healthcare Suite.
BASS, CREEL MEMORABLE EX-ROYALS
July 4, 1993
Gosh, are the Royals really 25 years old? It seems like only yesterday they played their first game at old Municipal Stadium. I’m sure many Royals players are stashed in your memory banks. Here are some cluttering mine:
SUCCESS
July 4, 1993
In 1992, the Mets supposedly had the most talent in baseball. This year, that distinction was given to the Atlanta Braves. Yet, the Mets were awful last year and the Braves are mediocre this year. That’s because baseball is a team game, which is a message that coach Lee Ice has tried to convey to the Lawrence Raiders, and it’s a message he believes is being received now.
TWO START ON BOARD AS BUDGET WORK ENDS
July 4, 1993
Renee Karr and George Crawford officially joined the Lawrence school board Thursday. But while their terms begin with the 1993-94 school year, they’re not expected to have much say on the 1993-94 district budget. That’s because the Lawrence school board has pretty much wrapped up its budget deliberations. About all that’s left is to approve a budget for publication on July 20 and then hold a public hearing in August.
CHILDHOOD DREAM BECKONS CITY PLANNER TO LAW SCHOOL
July 4, 1993
If nothing else, Diane Mullens learned one thing during her first seven weeks of law school. She isn’t 23 anymore.
GENDER EQUITY FALLS SHORT IN KU TENURED POSTS
July 4, 1993
Kansas University assistant professors Kim Roddis and Marylee Southard are in exclusive company in the School of Engineering. They are the only women on the school’s 87-member faculty.
STATE PANEL EYES FUNDING CHANGES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES
July 4, 1993
Something should be done to improve the funding system for the state’s 19 community colleges, says State Sen. Bill Brady, D-Parsons. And Brady, co-chairman of a task force established by the Kansas Legislature to review long-term funding of the state’s community colleges and vocational-technical schools, thinks the state should pick up more of the tab.
RAINS AGAIN DOUSE FIREWORKS STAND
July 4, 1993
Maybe the weather is trying to tell Steve Vormehr something. For the second year in a row, a storm ripped up his Sunflower Fireworks stand near the River City Bait Shop at 33rd and Iowa.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 4, 1993
Police reports — A 40-year-old man listed on jail records as a transient was arrested at 9:02 p.m. Saturday on an aggravated assault charge after he reportedly threatened someone with a machete, police reported. A police spokesman said the man was walking in an alley in the 700 block of Connecticut about 8:15 p.m. when he apparently got onto a resident’s property. The spokesman said the man and some people at the residence began arguing, and the man threatened the victims with a machete. No one was injured. Information about the victims was unavailable.