Archive for Saturday, July 17, 1993

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LONG-AWAITED SEAT
July 17, 1993
Gov. Joan Finney’s appointment Friday of Dr. John Hiebert to the Kansas Board of Regents brings Lawrence a long-awaited seat on the higher education board. Although the board has included many KU graduates and representatives from the state’s other major university cities, regents records going back to the board’s founding in 1925 show that no other Lawrence resident has ever served on the board.
9-YEAR-OLD COMPLAINS
July 17, 1993
To the editor: I’m 9 years old and I would like to share an incident with you. My mother needed a disk so she asked me to get one to save time. I went in a copying center and stood in line (I was second). There were two employees in the shop, one was serving the man in front of me and one was cutting paper. Then this man came in the shop and got behind me, and the person cutting paper served him! That’s crazy. Anyway, my point is, beware kids, it’s not a fair world out there. Some grownups take advantage of kids. When I’m a grownup I’ll do my best to delete these situations and I hope you will too!
N. LAWRENCE FAIRNESS
July 17, 1993
To the editor: As a former North Lawrence resident, I am responding to the article printed in Monday’s Journal-World entitled “Tempers rise as water falls.”
SATURDAY COLUMN
July 17, 1993
On Wednesday, the first round of formal and public shots will be fired over the desire by Nieder Acres property owners to sell their land for a Target department store to be built in part of the neighborhood, which lies between 31st and 33rd streets, west of Iowa Street. The property owners claim their land has lost its value and attractiveness as a residential area because of nearby commercial development, and they have banded together to sell their land to developers including a plot for Target, a division of Dayton-Hudson Co. of Minneapolis. However, in order for the Target project to proceed, the land in question must be rezoned for commercial use.
T. RUSSELL SPENCER
July 17, 1993
Services for T. Russell Spencer, 85, Lecompton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, with the Rev. Wilford Landes officiating. Burial will be in East View Cemetery, Big Springs. Mr. Spencer died Friday, July 16, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DONALD D. ROBERTS
July 17, 1993
Masonic memorial services for retired Leavenworth County Undersheriff Donald D. Roberts, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 8 p.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Mr. Roberts died Friday, July 16, 1993, at Cherokee Lodge, Oskaloosa.
PATRICK M. MYERS
July 17, 1993
Services for Patrick Merle Myers, 21, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tonganoxie Christian Church, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Myers died Thursday, July 15, 1993, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., as a result of an accident at the Hunt-Midwest Enterprises rock quarry in DeSoto, where he was employed as a laborer.
BUDGET DEADLINE PUSHES DECISION ON TRANSPORTATION
July 17, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners must decide next week whether to climb aboard a public transportation proposal for next year, Mayor John Nalbandian said Friday. To adhere to the city’s budget schedule, Nalbandian said, the deadline for deciding whether to finance public transportation improvements — whether a new system or expansion or consolidation of current programs — must be Tuesday night’s city commission meeting.
RESIDENTS DISCUSS PARKWAY CONCERNS
July 17, 1993
Construction of the Eastern Parkway could begin by the end of next year, but there’s still plenty of time for East Lawrence residents to promote neighborhood safeguards, the project’s engineer said Friday. Ed Mulcahy, principal engineer for JBM and Associates Inc., Kansas City, Mo., said detailed plans for the 3-mile parkway could be ready by March, paving the way for land acquisition by the city and possibly even construction by late 1994 or early 1995.
SOGGY NORTH LAWRENCE LOOKS FOR MORALE BOOST
July 17, 1993
A week after high water closed North Second Street, Bob Moody this morning looked forward to a brighter future. “Frankly, I think what North Lawrence could use now is a shot in the arm to boost morale,” said Moody, a Lawrence city commissioner who lives at 539 Elm. “Several people have had difficult times up here this past week. We made it through a Friday without rain, and now if we can have a Saturday afternoon of sunshine I think the spiritual nature of people up here will begin to green up.”
CHEERLEADERS WHOOP IT UP FOR CAMP SPIRIT
July 17, 1993
It could have been the mother of all pep rallies. On Friday night, 700 cheerleaders stormed Allen Fieldhouse for a National Cheerleading Assn. cheerleading clinic, and with all the shouting and chanting, a locomotive could have run through the building without anybody even hearing it.
60S
July 17, 1993
They woke up, listened to the Beatles, staged a campus protest and then hit the bean bag chairs and opened the coloring books. A group of second-, third- and fourth-graders from Hilltop Child Development Center gave campus activism a new look when they marched on Kansas University’s Strong Hall Friday.
S SPACE CAMP IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
July 17, 1993
Ben Tripp admits that he drives his parents nuts, talking incessantly. And for five days this summer, the 14-year-old Lawrence resident added fuel to the fire by gathering material on his favorite conversational subject — space exploration.
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July 17, 1993
A longtime Lawrence resident whose exploits as a pilot during the 1951 Kansas River flood were chronicled in the Journal-World earlier this week says he didn’t act alone. Delbert Richardson said he and a group of pilots flew Piper Vagabond planes to coordinate rescue efforts, ferry marooned people to hospitals, transport mail and equipment and allow photographers to record the flood from the air.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 17, 1993
DISMISSALS Pamela Wagner and baby girl, Lawrence; Diana Cummings and baby girl, Pomona.