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S CONE FINALLY WINS AT HOME
June 23, 1993
David Cone simply wouldn’t allow Royals Stadium to become his private house of horrors. Just as Cone, a Kansas City native, dismissed all the Local Boy Makes Good hype that accompanied his pricey free-agent signing with the hometown Royals last December, he similarly dispelled talk of a Royals Stadium jinx.
USA FALLS IN UNDER 22 FINAL
June 23, 1993
ROSARIO, Argentina — Despite 22 points from Auburn’s Wesley Person, the U.S. fell to Argentina, 82-80, in the gold medal game of the COPABA Under 22 world basketball championship qualifying tournament on Tuesday night. The host team’s victory avenged a 92-86 loss to the U.S. last Saturday night. Argentina, the U.S. and Brazil all qualified for the FIBA Under 22 world championships July 22-31 in Spain.
D FOR N. 2ND REPAIRS
June 23, 1993
A hole big enough to swallow a dozen trash trucks will suck more than $100,000 from the city budget. During Tuesday night’s weekly meeting, commissioners approved paying outside contractors up to $102,000 for work on the stubborn hole at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets, just north of the Kansas River bridge.
RAIDERS MAKE MOST OF OPPORTUNITIES
June 23, 1993
“Wee” Willie Keeler said to “hit ‘em where they ain’t,” but the Lawrence Raiders proved Tuesday that hitting them where they are and letting them hit you can also be effective. Clinging to a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the third, the Raiders turned two singles, a walk, two grounders to third (both booted) and two hit batsmen into four runs.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 23, 1993
ADMISSIONS Deborah Barry, Lawrence; Aaron Transue, Lawrence.
EX-JAYHAWKS HELPING TO LAUNCH PRO LEAGUE
June 23, 1993
Michael Jordan would never play professional basketball for free. Yet some former members of Kansas’ women’s team are doing just that, although not by choice. The Women’s Basketball Association consists of two three-team divisions. The teams include Kansas and Missouri, both based in Kansas City.
FACULTY PAY TOP PRIORITY IN KU BUDGET
June 23, 1993
The state’s higher education system faces an uncertain future due to budget woes, Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig said today. Budig told the Kansas Board of Regents that the ability of the six regents’ universities to provide competitive salaries to faculty had seriously diminished.
CORRECTION
June 23, 1993
Because of a reporter’s error, Vivian Johnson’s name was misspelled in a story in Monday’s Journal-World. Johnson is a daughter of Robert Markley, who turns 100 on Wednesday.
TOPIC
June 23, 1993
Mired in a batting slump and in need of a column to fill this hole, it dawned on me to call David Cook. Cook is a sports psychologist. Along with working as an associate professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department at KU, he counsels real live people.
SINKHOLE REPAIR REQUIRES ELECTRICITY TO BE REROUTED
June 23, 1993
Work around the North Second Street sink hole was quiet this morning, but that could end Thursday morning with a steady boom-boom-boom of a pile driver. But the pile driving will have to wait until KPL switches off three high voltage lines over the sink hole site near the intersection of North Second and Locust.
SENIOR ATHLETES RETURN FROM NATIONAL OLYMPICS
June 23, 1993
Most of them didn’t do as well as they wanted to, but members of the Kansas contingent to the U.S. National Senior Sports Classic IV: The National Senior Olympics were gracious in defeat. “It’s kind of ego deflating to go down there and get beat,” said George Corn, who took ninth place in the men’s age 80-84 category in golf. “But I had a good time. I played about as good as I could.”
CITY SEEKS SOLUTIONS TO CURBING GANG WOES
June 23, 1993
A bicyclist is beaten by seven young men in an unprovoked, ganglike attack on the Kansas River levee near North Second and Elm streets. A 21-year-old man nearly dies from head injuries after being attacked by a teen-ager with a baseball bat at Centennial Park, and residents speculate that the attack was gang and racially motivated.
FRANCHISE TAX FAIRNESS
June 23, 1993
To the editor: The June 11 Journal-World carried a story about the city commissioners considering an increase in the franchise tax on KPL from 3 percent to 5 percent. The increase would be passed to KPL customers. According to the Journal-World, the tax would raise about $667,000.
POOR PEDESTRIANS
June 23, 1993
To the editor: “The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease! We now have one great example of the wisdom of this old slogan!
THERE SHE IS, MISS KANSAS, BUT BIGGER THINGS AWAIT
June 23, 1993
No, she doesn’t sleep in her tiara. Yes, she loves being Miss Kansas, and yes, she is working hard and looking forward to September. Those are the types of questions Lori Minnix, 24, Lawrence, seems to be answering a lot lately as she begins her Miss Kansas reign.
SUMMER POOL HOURS EXTENDED FOR YOUTH
June 23, 1993
The city will keep two pools open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights this summer, part of a parks and recreation program to provide Lawrence teens with wholesome weekend activities. Kathy Fode, the city’s superintendent of recreation, said the Municipal Pool, 741 Ky., and the Carl Knox Natatorium at Lawrence High School will be open to teens from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. during four weekends this summer.
HEARING UNDER WAY ON LIBRARY CARD LIABILITY
June 23, 1993
“Mr. Wilbur,” the attorney asked, “did you check out those books?” “No I didn’t.”
ELRA RICHARD KEY
June 23, 1993
Memorial services for the Rev. Elra Richard Key, 82, Bloomington, Ill., are pending. The Rev. Key died June 1, 1993, at a Normal, Ill., medical center.
AREA TOWNS SCHEDULE JULY 4TH ACTIVITIES
June 23, 1993
Fireworks will light up the Lawrence-area sky on July 4th. Here’s your fireworks and fun guide to consider when scheduling picnics and parties over the Independence Day weekend. — In DeSoto, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the chamber of commerce will sponsor a fireworks display that begins at dark on the Fourth. They will be set off from the senior high school.
HASKELL ENROLLS 250 FOR SUMMER
June 23, 1993
Enrollment for Haskell Indian Junior College’s summer school held steady for the second year in a row, with 250 students attending this summer. “Last year we had 251 students,” said Esther Geary, Haskell director of admissions and records.
DRIVER SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES AFTER HITTING BUILDING
June 23, 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 damages. The building, which houses Walburn’s Furniture Co., 230 Locust, has been boarded up and the area around building has been cordoned off with police tape.
HAM RADIO OPERATORS GEAR UP FOR FIELD DAY THIS SATURDAY
June 23, 1993
It’s the Super Bowl of amateur radio operating and it will happen this weekend. Ham radio operators will take part in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day — an international event that asks operators and their equipment to face the elements and communicate from an outdoor post.
PROUD FLAG
June 23, 1993
To the editor: As myself and all my brothers and sisters rode through the main street of the city on Flag Day, our flags standing tall and proud of what they represent, I noticed no flags were displayed by the city on this wonderful occasion.
PHILLIP COPELAND
June 23, 1993
Services for Phillip Copeland, 25, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Mr. Copeland died Sunday, June 13, 1993, in a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
CITY APPROVES CONTRACT WITH POLICE
June 23, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners formally accepted a two-year work agreement providing pay increases, educational incentives and paternity leave for Lawrence police officers. During Tuesday night’s weekly meeting, commissioners approved an agreement already hammered out in recent weeks through a “long and somewhat tenuous” negotiation process, said Rod Bremby, assistant city manager.
CAMP FIRE CLUB RIDES INTO HISTORY
June 23, 1993
Lecompton’s Camp Fire club traveled to Abilene three years ago and drove along the Oregon Trail on the way home. The trail triggered an idea for club leader Sandy Shores. “The girls had such a good time riding in a stagecoach in Abilene,” she said. “I thought, wouldn’t it be neat to ride in a covered wagon along the Oregon Trail?”
ANNA CULVER BYALL
June 23, 1993
Services for Anna Culver Byall, 82, Emporia, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church here. The Rev. William Bowles will officiate. Burial will be in Blakely Cemetery, Madison. Mrs. Byall died Monday, June 21, 1993, at Newman Hospital, Emporia.
EDITORIALS
June 23, 1993
North Lawrence pride It is understandable that the major focus of attention on Lawrence’s growth and development has centered on developments to the west, southwest and northwest, but local citizens should be aware of what is going on in North Lawrence.
LECOMPTON FESTIVAL ON TAP SATURDAY
June 23, 1993
Lecompton, which was the territorial capital of Kansas, will celebrate its heritage with its annual Territorial Day festival Saturday. Art, crafts and food booths will dot the streets, and a number of activities are planned. The day will get off to an early start with a pancake feed from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Community Building. Softball and sand volleyball tournaments will get under way at 8 a.m., followed by the frog and turtle races at 8:30 a.m.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 23, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A Yale outdoor air-conditioning unit with an estimated value of $1,000 reportedly was stolen Tuesday from a house under construction at 3722 Hartford Ave. A police spokesman said someone apparently used a heavy cutting tool to detach the unit from freon and power unit lines. The theft reportedly occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.