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July 21, 1993
To the editor: Environmentalism is OK, but no self-respecting American child, if they knew the facts, would want to identify with the treasonous, uninformed and violent campus protesters of the ‘60s. (Pint-size Protesters Replay the ‘60s, July 17.)
WASTEFUL PROJECT
July 21, 1993
To the editor: The proposed Eastern Parkway will generate heavy traffic and development on the floodplain east of Lawrence. Attracted by our multi-million tax dollar “shortest distance between two points”, the mammoth warehouse districts of western Johnson County will route thousands of 18-wheelers daily through Lawrence to I-70. Some rainy day it’s going to flood, and the squawking will resume about the stupidity of commercial development in floodplains. Just for a change, how about some foresight?
RICH GET RICHER, ROOKIES GET LESS UNDER NFL RULES
July 21, 1993
The NFL is making it tougher on the little guy, and even at 6-foot-3 and nearly 300 pounds, Dana Stubblefield is, relatively speaking, one of the little guys. Stubblefield, a two-time all-Big Eight defensive tackle at Kansas, was chosen in the first round of April’s NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
SYDNEY RETIRES
July 21, 1993
Harry Sydney, an integral part of the San Francisco 49ers as special teams captain and a reserve fullback, announced his retirement Tuesday. Sydney, a former free agent out of Kansas, played on two Super Bowl teams. The 34-year-old veteran played for the Jayhawks from 1978-80, and was team captain his senior year.
NEW WOES FOR REPAIRS OF GIANT HOLE
July 21, 1993
Two words rankle City Commissioner Bob Moody’s hide: The hole.
DONALD H. BARNETT
July 21, 1993
Graveside services for Donald H. “Pap” Barnett, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Mr. Barnett died Tuesday, July 20, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 21, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — Four automobiles were burglarized between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Louisiana and the 1700 block of Mississippi, police reported. In three of the burglaries, no force was used to gain entry into the vehicles. Items taken in the four burglaries included billfolds, tapes, cash and a stereo, valued together on a police report at $510.
POPULAR DEMAND SAVES ART FESTIVAL
July 21, 1993
Art in the Park organizers will answer pleas from area artists and residents Sunday by resurrecting this year’s festival, canceled after two rain outs this spring. But to be safe, organizers booked the event in the Lawrence Holidome instead of the traditional South Park to prevent it from becoming “Art in the Marsh.”
REP. MEYERS ASKS PRESIDENT FOR DISASTER AID
July 21, 1993
Foreboding waters rise to the west of Lawrence while some hopeful news has arrived from the east in the continuing saga of the 1993 flood. U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Kan., on Tuesday sent a letter to President Clinton, urging him to declare Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte counties as federal disaster areas.
S HOW SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS TO SPEND ADDITIONAL $2.7 MILLION
July 21, 1993
The Lawrence school board has approved $2.7 million in additional general fund expenditures for the 1993-94 school year. Here’s how some of the additional money is being used: * $1.77 million for salary increases. That includes $1.33 million to raise teacher salaries, representing a 6.51 percent increase over 1992-93. All central office administrators and most classified personnel received a 4.5 percent increase. Also, $78,900 went to increase salaries for principals districtwide.
KU HAS SEVEN IN CAMPS
July 21, 1993
Seven members of Kansas’ 1992 Aloha Bowl champions are currently in National Football League preseason camps. Two of the seven — defensive tackles Dana Stubblefield and Gilbert Brown — were drafted. They’re with San Francisco and Minnesota respectively.
S BUDGET PUBLICATION
July 21, 1993
Renee Karr didn’t take part in the Lawrence school board’s 1993-94 budget deliberations, having joined the board just this month. But she did observe the budget talks. And when the board voted Tuesday to approve the budget for publication, Karr voted against the measure.
CITY SETS ADULT-BUSINESS REGULATIONS
July 21, 1993
Teens still will be allowed to watch nude dancing at a North Lawrence club, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday night. Commissioners agreed to set the minimum age requirement at 18 for customers of sexually oriented entertainment businesses, such as Juicers, which features nude dancing at 913 N. Second.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS RENOVATIONS FOR CONSTITUTION HALL
July 21, 1993
Speaking before the Joint Committee on Arts and Cultural Resources, members of the Kansas State Historical Society explained the obstacles to be overcome during a proposed renovation of historical Constitution Hall. The obstacles mostly deal with sensitivity. After allocating $190,000 for the renovation in 1992, the state historical Society has been delaying renovation due to an inadequate budget. At issue is whether the project can be done cheaply enough so the State Historical Society can operate all 19 of its historic sites on its current budget.
NEW COMMANDER TO OVERSEE PLANT
July 21, 1993
A new commander came on board at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant on Tuesday, and the outgoing commander was praised for his caring attitude and commitment to safety during deactivation of the plant. Lt. Col. Richard A. Jackson, who assumed command at Sunflower in August 1991, stepped down from the post to head for Washington, D.C., where he will be a staff officer in the office of the deputy chief of staff for operations and plans. Capt. Arnold Montgomery, Sunflower’s new commander, arrived in DeSoto in February after commanding the 8th Ordnance Company at Fort Bragg, N.C.
SWAMPED BUSINESS OWNERS STRUGGLE TO REPAIR DAMAGE
July 21, 1993
Businesses damaged by flooding in North Lawrence are on the mend, although for some the wounds are much deeper than others and are healing much more slowly. Lata and Pravin Patela, owners of the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third, were still picking up what few pieces of their business and home they have left. Their 18-unit hotel needs to be totally remodeled and resupplied before they can reopen. The Patelas, parents of four daughters, don’t have the money to do it nor do they have flood insurance.
94 BUDGET
July 21, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners agreed to spend more than $2.86 million on construction and renovation projects next year, including a new storm water pump in North Lawrence. The projects — from $100,000 to buy park land to $700,000 to buy land for the proposed Eastern Parkway — are part of the commission’s $48 million budget for next year, approved Tuesday night for publication and a public hearing next month.
MINOR ISSUE
July 21, 1993
To the editor: I have known Robert Shorter, the sanitation worker involved in a recent news story, for many years now and have never known a more honest, hard-working gentleman.
OPEN THE PROCESS
July 21, 1993
Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be a good nominee as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Obviously, President Clinton believes she is the best person he could find at this time who meets his personal, political and philosophical guidelines, but there really isn’t any sure way for anyone, including the president, to know how she is likely to vote on numerous important matters once she becomes a member of the court. Only time will tell how she views the law and whether her goal is to have the court make law or follow the Constitution. Current betting is she is likely to use the court to “make law,” but that remains to be seen.
Rep. Meyers asks president for disaster aid
July 21, 1993
Foreboding waters rise to the west of Lawrence while some hopeful news has arrived from the east in the continuing saga of the 1993 flood. U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers, R-Kan., on Tuesday sent a letter to President Clinton, urging him to declare Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte counties as federal disaster areas.
DISCUSSION OF CENTER DEFICIT FOCUSES ON LOSS OF RECREATION DIRECTOR
July 21, 1993
The figurative gauntlet Anne Carmen flung down to the circle of people was made of papier-mache. She challenged about 100 people to match her donation of two such sculptures for an art auction. When proposed to cover a deficit of $41,000, paper and paste may seem a flimsy bandage.
CORDLEY SCHOOL ROOF FALLS VICTIM TO TIMEWEATHER
July 21, 1993
Old age is catching up with several Lawrence schools. The latest casualty: The roof on the 1928 section of Cordley School is so badly damaged that classes can’t be held in the third floor of the section until the roof is replaced.
LMH BOARD REJECTS ROLE IN CARE HOME
July 21, 1993
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will not help finance construction of a new nursing home in Douglas County, but members of the LMH board of trustees said today that the hospital could become involved in long-term care in the future. The board unanimously rejected a proposal from Retirement Management Co. to help build a 60- to 90-bed nursing home to replace the Valley View Care Home.
$100,000 EARMARKED FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT
July 21, 1993
After more than a year of off-and-on debate, Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night settled on a day-old plan to spend $100,000 to improve public transportation next year. The money will be administered as grants, allocated to various groups and companies interested in expanding current transit services to the public, Mayor John Nalbandian said.