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JOB CORPS FOR AT-RISK YOUTHS, ALLIANCE DIRECTOR AMONG PROPOSALS
July 14, 1993
A teen jobs corps and a racism-fighting administrator should be added to next year’s budget, Lawrence city commissioners were told Tuesday night. During the first public comment session on City Manager Mike Wildgen’s proposed $48.5 million budget, commissioners heard from Lawrence residents with ideas for a city Youth Conservation Corps for at-risk teens and a full-time coordinator for the Lawrence Alliance.
RAIDERS ROUT OLATHE
July 14, 1993
Raiders coach Lee Ice is a big believer in clearly defined roles. Tell a player what his role is, Ice’s theory goes, tell him what’s expected of him and what’s not, and he’s more likely to meet expectations.
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July 14, 1993
On this day 42 years ago, pilot Delbert Richardson had a bird’s-eye view of a devastating flood that turned North Lawrence into a lake. “I saw small buildings floating and I also saw roofs where the water was just rippling over the top of them,” he said after one flight over the city.
SENIOR CENTER FACES DEFICIT, PROGRAM CUTS
July 14, 1993
A financial famine is threatening to swallow services and lead to staffing cuts at Douglas County Senior Services. The center’s board of directors tentatively has set an emergency meeting Tuesday to address a deficit described by center volunteers as in the tens of thousands of dollars.
FLOOD VICTIMS UNLEASH GRIPES AT CITY LEADERS
July 14, 1993
After waiting four hours to speak, Gerald Pine finally released a torrent of opinions for Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night. Money needs to be spent building storm sewers in North Lawrence, he said, not just south of the Kansas River.
HIGH SCHOOLERS GET TASTE OF CAMPUS LIFE
July 14, 1993
A group of inner-city high school students are picking up skills to help them succeed in school and in life during the two-week “Log-on to Learning” at Baker University. The 12 girls and 11 boys, all high school juniors, were selected for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Project Choice program, which offers free college tuition in exchange for a commitment to attend school regularly, perform well academically, avoid drugs and alcohol, avoid teen-age parenthood, graduate from high school, and fulfill other requirements.
CITY TO EXAMINE DRAINAGE PROBLEMS
July 14, 1993
Mayor John Nalbandian ended 80 minutes of discussion about drainage problems with some frank news for the owners of 17 lots in the Arrowhead subdivision of northwest Lawrence. “It looks like the city isn’t going to do anything substantial to assist you,” Nalbandian said. “What we will try our best to do — and that doesn’t help you at all — is to help the next person down the line. And that process begins in a couple weeks.”
FAMILIAR FACES SURROUND PURDY ON DREAM TEAM
July 14, 1993
If Missouri beats Kansas in Saturday’s Metro Dream Classic, Dick Purdy will have some explaining to do. The all-star border war, put on by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches’ Association, matches the best players from the Missouri side of the KC area against the best from this side.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 14, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — Stereo equipment and other items valued on a police report at $2,200 were taken between 8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 1300 block of Ohio.
DAY 5 FOR FLOODWATERS
July 14, 1993
A new pump installed to clear floodwater from North Lawrence wasn’t operating this morning, leaving part of the city under water for a fifth day. “Currently, it’s not operable,” said Rod Bremby, assistant city manager. “Private sector crews we brought in are working to make it so.”
ROCKY E. ROTHWELL
July 14, 1993
Services for Rocky E. Rothwell, 68, Topeka, were Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home here. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Rothwell died Thursday, July 8, 1993, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Douglas County, the son of Thurman and Mabel Carr Rothwell. He graduated in 1943 from Lecompton High School and received an electrical engineering degree while serving in the Navy.
PAUL L. FLORY
July 14, 1993
Services for Paul L. Flory, 76, Dayton, Ohio, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Entombment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum, Topeka. Mr. Flory died Monday, July 12, 1993, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital, outside of Dayton, Ohio.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 14, 1993
ADMISSIONS Patricia Koehler, Lawrence.
LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE TETANUS SHOTS
July 14, 1993
As North Lawrence residents begin cleaning up, the chances of getting cut or hurt by flood debris gets higher. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering free tetanus shots to North Lawrence residents and anyone else, including salvage workers and city employees, working in the flooded areas.
S SLICK SPOT BLAMED IN WRECK
July 14, 1993
Don McBride said he was deeply shaken this morning when a car slid off U.S. Highway 56 and demolished the gasoline pump in front of his country store at Globe. However, McBride can’t say he was totally surprised. He said this morning’s incident marked the sixth accident in three years near his store, and he attributes the wrecks to a “slick spot” on the highway.
STORM SEWER WORK SET ON NAISMITH
July 14, 1993
A storm sewer project designed to improve drainage along Naismith Drive at Kansas University is scheduled to begin Monday. The project, which will be divided into two phases, is expected to be completed by Nov. 18.
CLARK SERVICES
July 14, 1993
Services for Chad Allen Clark, 15, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. E.E. Weber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Monday, July 12, 1993, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., of natural causes.
STARS IN TOWN FOR TV FILMING
July 14, 1993
Martin Sheen and Patty Duke, stars of the upcoming NBC miniseries “Final Justice,” were in Lawrence on Tuesday to film scenes for the TV movie. Kansas Filmworks crews shot a courtroom scene involving Sheen and Duke in the Douglas County Commission meeting room in the county courthouse at 11th and Massachusetts streets.
CITY SEEKS HELP FOR PUMP STATION
July 14, 1993
North Lawrence obviously needs a new pump station to move water off North Second Street, but the city also needs help picking up the estimated $941,000 bill, Mayor John Nalbandian said this morning. During Tuesday night’s weekly meeting, city commissioners asked City Manager Mike Wildgen to send letters to the Douglas County Commission and Kaw Valley Drainage District, asking for help financing the pump station that likely would be built sometime next year.