Archive for Tuesday, June 22, 1993

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COACH, SECRETARY UNITED BY FATE DURING KU CAMP
June 22, 1993
Fate may have brought Debbie Riedel and Keith Walker together. Fate … in the form of KU coach Roy Williams’ summer basketball camp. Walker, a friend of Williams and former assistant coach at Western Carolina, worked the final week of Williams’ camp two years ago.
DONATING PROFITS WAS WAY OF LIFE
June 22, 1993
As women’s athletic director at Kansas from 1973 to ‘79, Marian Washington searched for ways to raise revenue for minor sports. One way coaches pitched in was from funds generated from their respective summer sports camps.
CAMP HOT-TICKET ITEM
June 22, 1993
Like all basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse, Roy Williams’ summer instructional camp is a sellout. Applications for the 450 or so available slots for each of the three sessions closed in mid-April. The 75 or so instructors also committed about the same time.
VAGABOND BROWN
June 22, 1993
To the editor: Larry Brown has left his latest job as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, prompting some aspiring writer with a title for a forthcoming biography on Brown called, ”Travels and Travails with Larry: The Ironic Dilemma of a Coaching Marvel.”
EDITORIALS
June 22, 1993
Celebrations out of hand Something is terribly wrong with the so-called victory celebrations in cities which are the home of athletic teams who win national championships.
FAYE R. THOMAS
June 22, 1993
Services for Faye R. Thomas, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died Monday, June 21, 1993, at her home. She was a longtime resident of Lawrence and was the former assistant secretary for the Kansas University Alumni Association.
REGENTS TO VOTE ON TUITION HIKES
June 22, 1993
The Kansas Board of Regents votes Wednesday on a plan that would raise tuition a minimum of 5 percent for resident undergraduate students at Kansas University in 1994-95. Under the proposal, the tuition increase would be 9 percent for KU’s in-state undergraduates if the 1994 Legislature raises state taxpayer support to regents’ universities by at least 3 percent.
PROTEST PETITION FORCES VOTE ON ADDITIONAL SCHOOL TAXES
June 22, 1993
A protest petition here has forced a vote on whether the school district can levy additional taxes to fund new construction. Supt. Jim White said the school board had voted to take advantage of the local option budget, increasing its operating budget by 12 percent for the next four years. He estimated the school district would have to levy an additional 10 mills to generate the funds, which would pay for a six-classroom addition at the elementary school, additions to the home economics classroom and a new high school gymnasium.
SOUND OFF
June 22, 1993
Q: Is it true that Kansas has the highest personal property tax rate in the nation? A: County, state and national officials contacted this week said they weren’t sure where such statistics are kept. Officials in the Douglas County Appraiser’s office, Kansas Department of Revenue in Topeka, Federation of Tax Administrators and the Institute for Property Taxation in Washington, D.C., and in the International Association of Assessing Officers in Chicago weren’t able to say if Kansas has the highest rate.
MAURICE E. SHOTWELL
June 22, 1993
Services for Maurice Edward Shotwell, 79, Baldwin will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Shotwell died Monday June 21, 1993, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth. He was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Baldwin, the son of Daniel M. and Tillie Jane Craig Shotwell. He attended high school in Lawrence.
DRIVER LUCKIER THAN BUILDING TRUCK STRUCK
June 22, 1993
The driver of a delivery truck that crashed into a North Lawrence building Monday morning escaped with only a few cuts and bruises. But the building appears to have sustained major damage. The building, which houses Walburn’s Furniture Co., 230 Locust, has been boarded up, and the area around the building has been cordoned off with police tape.
CITY, COUNTY BACK PLANS FOR STUDYING HEALTH-CARE NEEDS
June 22, 1993
Members of both the city and county commissions agreed to support a study of the future health-care needs of the area. In a study session on Monday, Mayor John Nalbandian requested the city and county commissions create a resolution supporting the Interagency Board for Health Facilities Review. Both commissions would then appoint members to serve on the interagency committee.
PRISON SENTENCE ORDERED IN GANG-RELATED SHOOTING
June 22, 1993
A 20-year-old Lawrence man accused of firing at a rival gang member in January was sentenced on Monday on an amended charge of aggravated assault. Marvin L. “Feli” Jefferson, 703 W. 25th, was sentenced to two to 10 years imprisonment. Because a firearm was used, Jefferson must serve the minimum term before he will be eligible for parole.
SHIRLEY JEAN FLOYD
June 22, 1993
Services for Shirley Jean Floyd, 61, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton, Kan. Mrs. Floyd died Thursday, June 17, 1993, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 22, 1993
ADMISSIONS Robert Gabaldon, Lawrence; John Edelman, Ottawa.
WILLIAM DUNAWAY
June 22, 1993
Vernon William Dunaway Jr., 72, Osawatomie, died Sunday, June 20, 1993, at Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was cremated. He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Paola to Vernon William (Sr.) and Helen Beatrice Hoover Dunaway.
VIRGINIA CAMPBELL
June 22, 1993
Graveside services for Virginia L. Campbell, 67, Kennewick, Wash., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Adah Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star, officiating. Mrs. Campbell died Sunday, June 20, 1993, at Kennewick General Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Princeton, W.Va., the daughter of Harold H. and Jessie Kelly Martin.
KUMC CANCER PAIN DRUG APPROVED
June 22, 1993
A radioactive drug that treats the pain of metastatic bone cancer has been approved for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug — called Metastron — is a strontium-89 chloride injection. It was approved by the FDA on Friday based on studies led by the Kansas University Medical Center.
LIBRARY DECIDES AGAINST VIDEO RESTRICTIONS
June 22, 1993
Youngsters who are old enough to obtain an adult card from the Lawrence Public Library are old enough to check out any and all library materials — including R-rated videos — the library board decided Monday afternoon. The board turned down a request from Mary Bennett, a Lawrence mother of five, for the library to restrict access of R-rated videos upon parental request.
HEARING SET FOR MAN ACCUSED IN ACCIDENT
June 22, 1993
A Lawrence man who is accused of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a Kansas Department of Transportation worker in May made an appearance Monday in Riley County District Court. During the appearance, a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 3 for Robert E. Grey, 1908 E. 19th, who is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the worker’s death.
ROAD WOES NOTHING NEW IN N. LAWRENCE
June 22, 1993
A large red crane towered over the former crater on North Second Street this morning, a testimony to the size of the problem the city is having with the sandy soil in the area. The soil content and the meandering bank of the Kansas River have caused road and bridge problems for that area of North Lawrence in the past 90 years, according to a city historian.
$50,000 GRANT HELPS FIGHT DRUG ABUSE
June 22, 1993
A $50,000 grant will help Lawrence agencies fight tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use among teens. The city, through several social service agencies, has been approved as one of three sites for a “Project Freedom Replication Initiative,” financed through a planning grant from the Wichita-based Kansas Health Foundation.
INDEPENDENT THINKING
June 22, 1993
To the editor: On Wednesday, June 16, I called Sen. Nancy Kassebaum’s office in Washington, D.C., urging her to support the campaign reform bill. I was pleased to read in Friday’s Journal-World that she voted for that legislation.
6TH-GRADER TAKES PLUNGE WITH SOAP BOX DERBY
June 22, 1993
Matthew Pool didn’t get the nickname, “singing boy” for his ability to carry a tune. “I used to like to yell when I was going down — I thought the vibration made the car go faster,” said Matthew, who gained the nickname at Soap Box Derby races. “But I found out that it doesn’t, so I don’t do that anymore.”
BOARD MULLS WAYS TO CUT SPENDING
June 22, 1993
The Lawrence school board Monday discussed ways to trim the 1993-94 budget, with board members’ proposals for cuts ranging from nothing to more than $300,000. The board discussed possible cuts as part of a study session, so they could not take any action on the proposals. However, Monday’s discussion set the stage for budget talks at the board’s regular meeting next Monday.
CITY BEGINS ENFORCING RULES ON SPRINKLERS
June 22, 1993
The city wants home and business owners to make sure their lawn sprinkler systems have proper contamination-preventing devices, which for some could require up to $1,000 in repairs. Bob Skinner, the city’s cross-connection control supervisor, last week sent letters to the 600 people and businesses with lawn irrigation systems. The letter was a reminder about a city ordinance calling for above-ground backflow prevention devices.
FIRE CALLS
June 22, 1993
Lawrence firefighters: — Extinguished a shed fire at 12:39 p.m. Sunday at 1900 W. 31st. Children playing in the area apparently started the fire, which caused an estimated $500 in damage.
PLAN FOR SCHOOLS
June 22, 1993
Outcomes-based education to some people means lowering expectations for students, but the Lawrence school district can develop an outcomes model that challenges students, Lawrence school board members said Monday. At the request of board member Tom Murray, the board held a study session to discuss outcomes-based education.
BALDWIN CONDEMNS 2 MORE STRUCTURES
June 22, 1993
And now for round two of Baldwin City vs. Dangerous Structures. Despite several bouts with irate property owners, the Baldwin City Council is maintaining a commitment to targeting structures in the community that are dangerous, unsafe or unfit for habitation.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 22, 1993
Police reports — Vandals damaged furniture, a picture frame, trophies and other items, causing an estimated $4,385 in damage between 2 p.m. Friday and 7:40 p.m. Sunday at Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 1025 Emery Rd. A police spokesman said the fraternity house was entered after a window was broken.
MARY ULEVICH
June 22, 1993
Mary L. Ulevich, 87, Lawrence, died Monday, June 21, 1993, at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community. No services are planned. Mrs. Ulevich was cremated.
PLANNERS TIPTOE AROUND TARGET REZONING
June 22, 1993
No matter how the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission tried to skirt specifics, there wasn’t much disguising the real issue behind Monday’s planning commission study session. In a not-so-subtle discussion of possible changes to the city’s current comprehensive plan, commissioners dodged discussions about a pending proposal to annex and rezone 30 acres of land in the Nieder Acres subdivision, the proposed site for a new Target store.
NORA HAZEL KLINE
June 22, 1993
Services for Nora Hazel Kline, 79, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Butler Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel, in Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery, also in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Kline died Monday, June 21, 1993, at her home.