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June 4, 1993
A local Native American woman with relatives living on the Navajo reservation where several people have died of a respiratory illness said the media have overplayed the story. “I think the media makes a bigger deal out of it than what it is,” said Maggie Necefer, placement director at Haskell Indian Junior College.
WILKINS SERVICES
June 4, 1993
Services for Victor James Wilkins, 47, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hardy Oak Cemetery north of Lawrence. Mr. Wilkins died Tuesday, June 1, 1993, in an automobile accident south of Lawrence. He was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Oklahoma City to George Andrew Wilkins and Rena Dimple McIntyre. He grew up in Durant, Okla., and attended school in Bokchito, Okla. In 1963, he moved to Lawrence and worked as a Yellow Cab driver.
SOUND OFF
June 4, 1993
Q: What happened to the gasoline tanks that used to be at 23rd and Louisiana, where they’re putting in the new Walgreen’s? A: The H.T. Paul Co. in Topeka, which is building the structure for Walgreen’s, said its company spokesman is on vacation this month and unavailable to comment on the project. However, Dan Kellerman, district geologist for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said his office monitored the tank removal process, which met KDHE guidelines.
SOUND OFF
June 4, 1993
Q: Most towns have city limit signs at the entrance to town. I was driving on Clinton Parkway the other day and noticed there wasn’t anything telling people they had reached the city limits. Why don’t we have city limits signs? A: Dave Corliss, assistant to the city manager, said city limit signs are located on state and federal highways that come into the city, such as U.S. Highway 40, which becomes Sixth Street; Kansas Highway10, which becomes 23rd Street and U.S. Highway 40-59, which becomes North Third Street. Clinton Parkway is among many streets that cross the city’s boundaries that don’t have city limit signs, Corliss said. There’s no law that requires city limit signs and there’s been no indication the city commission wants to require that, he said.
ETHEL SELLERS
June 4, 1993
Graveside services for Ethel Sellers, 91, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died Thursday, June 3, 1993, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
DOLORES F. HENDERSON
June 4, 1993
Graveside services for Dolores F. Henderson, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. M. Jim Taylor officiating. Mrs. Henderson died Thursday, June 3, 1993, at Eudora Nursing Center.
KU SHIFTING CONVOCATION CEREMONY TO SUNDAY
June 4, 1993
Meager attendance by Kansas University faculty and students at a convocation marking the start of the new academic year prompted modification of this year’s ceremony. The 128th convocation at KU will be 3 p.m., Aug. 22, the Sunday before fall semester classes begin, in the Ernst F. Lied Center.
BOARD DELAYS DECISION ON PARKING REQUEST
June 4, 1993
The Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals will wait for a new staff report before deciding whether a North Lawrence restaurant should be able to open without parking. Irene Garcia’s request for a parking variance was deferred until July 1 by the board, which makes zoning recommendations to the Lawrence City Commission.
S SCHOOL YEAR ON SHORT END OF STATE SCALE
June 4, 1993
State law gives Kansas school districts a lot of flexibility in structuring their school years, with lengths ranging from 189 days in one district to as few as 148 days in another. Lawrence ranks in the bottom 10 percent of Kansas school districts in the length of its school year. Although Lawrence educators are divided over how much teacher compensation should accompany an extended school year, people on both sides agree the year should be longer.
KU TUITION DEPOSIT DECRIED AS UNFAIR BY WIFE OF STUDENT
June 4, 1993
Marsha Pomes is critical of Kansas University’s requirement that students pay a nonrefundable deposit to guarantee their enrollment. No other Kansas Board of Regents university or school in the Big Eight Conference has the same mandate, she said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 4, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A portable telephone, a camera with two lenses, a flash attachment, a briefcase and a camera bag were taken between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:50 a.m. Sunday from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Quail Creek Court, Lawrence police reported today. The items were valued together on a police report at $1,625.
LAWRENCE SPEEDSTER MARTIN SIGNS TRACK PACT WITH KANSAS
June 4, 1993
Lawrence’s Brian Martin, one of the fastest quarter-milers in Kansas high school history, signed a track letter of intent with Kansas University on Thursday night. Martin, who won the Class 6A 400-meter dash in 47.92 — the third fastest time in state prep history — last weekend in Wichita, also wants to play football for the Jayhawks.
T JUST HOME OF WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
June 4, 1993
Take a stroll through Emporia, and you keep bumping into the ghosts of journalism legend William Allen White. Here, in the Lyon County Historical Museum, director Mary Matheny relates how Emporian guests at the wedding of White’s granddaughter Barbara were reluctant to relinquish their cars to liveried footmen for valet parking. And how the town whipped up a wedding cake when the original item was late in arriving.
MISSOURI STREET PARKING CHANGE RECOMMENDED
June 4, 1993
Parking should be removed from the east side of Missouri Street near Lawrence Memorial Hospital, because employees parking on both sides of the street don’t leave enough room for two lanes of traffic, City Engineer Terese Gorman said. The Traffic Safety Commission will consider Gorman’s recommendation during its monthly meeting Monday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
REGULATIONS ON NUDE DANCING PROPOSED
June 4, 1993
City commissioners will get their first look Tuesday at a proposed ordinance to regulate sexually oriented entertainment, including nude dancing at a North Lawrence nightspot. The ordinance, based on similar ordinances from other communities, including some in the Kansas City area, will be considered by commissioners during their weekly meeting, beginning at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
CITY TO GET INTERSECTION MONEY
June 4, 1993
The Kansas Department of Transportation has approved spending $80,000 of federal money this fall for improving safety at two accident-prone intersections in Lawrence. The Lawrence City Commission would need to contribute about $20,000 for the construction at the two intersections: 19th and Iowa streets, and 23rd Street and Ousdahl Road, said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
TWO TEEN SCHOLARS ON WAY TO NATIONAL HISTORY CONTEST
June 4, 1993
You can’t accuse Lucas Pitts of being unambitious. When the Lawrence 15-year-old decided to enter the Kansas History Day contest, his original theme was going to be “The Printed Word: Its Influence on Mankind.”
BALDWIN GROUP KEEPS GOOD TIMES ROLLING
June 4, 1993
In the last year of funding from a three-year depreciating grant, Baldwin’s CLEAR Coalition has picked up enough momentum to keep the ball rolling on its own. CLEAR, which stands for Community Leisure, Education, Arts and Recreation, has brought those things to the residents of the small town and was so well-received that it has become self-supporting, said Kathy Davis, director of both city recreation and CLEAR.
MCELHANEY GETS CLEAN BILL
June 4, 1993
Residents of Douglas County’s 3rd District will continue to be represented by Commissioner Louie McElhaney. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells announced today that he would not seek an ouster proceeding against McElhaney.
BINGHAM CALMER AFTER MEETING WITH KANSAS AD
June 4, 1993
Off the record, Kansas’ baseball players will tell you stories about Dave Bingham, KU’s intense coach who has had some legendary, volcano-like eruptions in his six years here. Nothing threatening mind you. He’s never flung a tape recorder in somebody’s face, like Kansas City’s Hal McRae. But the Jayhawk skipper has been known to be a volatile, Type A personality.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 4, 1993
DISMISSALS Christina Diedel and baby girl, Lawrence; Anita Rogier and baby girl, Eudora.
LHS ANNOUNCES NEW BASKETBALL COACH
June 4, 1993
Jack Schreiner, by his own admission, likes to talk. But at a press conference Thursday, when he was asked how it felt to be named Lawrence High’s boys basketball coach, Schreiner found himself, uncharacteristically, at a loss for words.
AG FINDS NOTHING WRONG WITH PRAYER BY MCLOUTH GRAD
June 4, 1993
Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan says a prayer recited by a McLouth eighth-grader during graduation ceremonies there last week does not violate the U.S. Constitution. “I don’t see any problem with it,” he said. “I think matters of personal preference or devotion don’t violate anybody’s right. It’s when a religious ceremony is state-sponsored” there is a violation of the law, he said.