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Archive for Friday, March 19, 1993

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A VISUAL SCREAM
March 19, 1993
To the editor: A billboard is a visual scream.
SCHOOL PLAN LAUDED
March 19, 1993
To the editor: Bravo, Ms. Osness!
LOCATION IS KEY
March 19, 1993
To the editor: Regarding the ”Iowa Concerns” letter from Mr. Stallworth and Ms. Raney of 14 Westwood Road that appeared in a recent Journal-World. I’m concerned that many Lawrence residents may not be aware of where Westwood Road is located, in spite of the fact that it is located ‘a block from the largest university in the state”.
TAX-TIME IRRITATION
March 19, 1993
To the editor: I don’t think I’d like it if the man from the grocery store delivered to me a load of groceries that I hadn’t asked him for and then demanded that I pay him for them. If the produce was spoiled and the meat was really just pork fat, I would be even less happy. He might justify his actions by explaining to me that this was the quality of food that he forced on everybody but I wouldn’t feel any better. I would be astonished if the grocery man then told me that I had to determine how much he wanted me to pay him for the groceries that I did not want. My exasperation would increase if he told me that an additional fine would be levied if the amount I calculated was in error. Irritation would become rage if the system he gave me to compute the amount was so complicated that I had to pay someone else to do it for me. His request that I voluntarily submit to his demands in order to give our relationship an amicable appearance would be met with refusal. When he answered my refusal by sending armed men to take me from my home and hold me prisoner, the true nature of our relationship would be revealed.
SIGNS SHOULD DO IT
March 19, 1993
To the editor: Concerning all the debate over a possible median barrier on Iowa at Stratford Road and University Drive:
SOUND OFF
March 19, 1993
Q: I was wondering why there isn’t an arrow for eastbound traffic turning north at the intersection of Sixth and Maine? If you’re turning onto Maine Street to go to the hospital when that area is busy, it’s hard to get through that intersection. If you’re two cars behind, you often have to wait through two lights. Can’t something be done? A: A signal could be added, provided traffic observations in the coming weeks turn back more than six years of left-turn data, City Engineer Terese Gorman said.
1,000 THANK YOUS FOR RETURN OF $1,000
March 19, 1993
A local businessman says he’s thankful for the honesty of a rural Lawrence woman who found and returned a money pouch containing $1,000. “People like that are the kind of people we ought to have more of,” Joseph Gaultney said about Berdie Broeker, a rural Lawrence housewife.
GOLDIE WILSON
March 19, 1993
Services are pending for Goldie Puckett Wilson, 89, Lawrence, who died Thursday, March 18, 1993, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 30, 1903, in Flower Hill, the daughter of Edgar B. and Mary M. Buell Puckett.
MURDER CASE NOW IN HANDS OF JURY
March 19, 1993
A Douglas County jury this morning got the job of sorting through evidence in the murder trial of Jim Ludlow, who is charged in the Nov. 22 shooting death of a Lawrence businessman at his home south of Lawrence. Ludlow is charged with first-degree murder and felony theft in the death of Tracy L. Robbins, 32, owner of Robbins Construction. Ludlow also is accussed of attempted murder in the shooting of Valerie Hartley, Robbins’ fiance who is an exotic dancer.
S PROPOSAL TO COMBINE GRADES LAUNCHES DEBATE
March 19, 1993
Next school year, students at Riverside School will no longer be divided into classes according to grade level. They won’t receive letter grades, and students will spend a lot of time being taught by other students rather than the teacher. Riverside School Principal Donna Osness says the planned changes will improve the educational process tenfold. But Lawrence school board member Tom Murray isn’t convinced, and he’s disturbed that such a “radical” new plan was not brought before the school board before being implemented.
REGENTS APPOINTEE FACES TEST IN SENATE
March 19, 1993
Former state Sen. Jack Steineger, a longtime friend of Gov. Joan Finney, received a warm reception Thursday from his new colleagues on the Kansas Board of Regents. Board chair Shirley Palmer welcomed Steineger, and Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig praised him for supporting KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
ADMISSIONS STANDARDS GAIN STEAM
March 19, 1993
Barbara Ballard, Kansas University administrator and Lawrence school board member, didn’t support proposals to impose qualified admissions at state universities. However, Barbara Ballard, the Kansas House Education Committee member, voted Thursday to endorse a bill that sets entrance standards for KU and five other Kansas Board of Regents universities.
ILODEAN BRANDON
March 19, 1993
Services for Ilodean “Dea” Brandon, 55, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Brandon died today, March 19, 1993, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
FOR THE RECORD
March 19, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KPL PROGRAM BENEFITS ELDERLY, DISABLED PEOPLE
March 19, 1993
Elderly and severely disabled people in the KPL service area who need emergency utility assistance can turn to a voluntary program called “Project DESERVE.” The program is being implemented with the help of the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Project DESERVE is a voluntary program to which KPL customers may contribute by adding $1, $3 or $5 to their monthly energy bill.
SCHAAL CONVICTION RULED INADMISSABLE
March 19, 1993
Prosecutors won’t be able to tell jurors about Marvin Schaal’s previous traffic conviction when the Lawrence man is retried for the 1990 hit-and-run death of a local Native American man, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled this morning. The Douglas County District Attorney’s office had appealed a judge’s ruling that Schaal’s conviction for leaving the scene of an accident could not be used in a retrial on a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.
COMMISSIONER TO SETTLE LAWSUIT
March 19, 1993
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell said today that he plans to settle a small claims lawsuit against him out of court, even though an unfortunate game of “phone tag” has kept him from getting together with the plaintiff. Chappell, owner of Kaw River Mercantile Company Convenience Store, was named in a lawsuit in small claims court filed Feb. 2. The plaintiff, Roger Yarbro of Heartland Slush Puppie and Snack Food, is seeking $636 in unpaid bills.
FOR THE RECORD
March 19, 1993
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
PARK RANGERS KEEPING EYES ON CLINTON BALD EAGLE EGGS
March 19, 1993
Clinton Lake park rangers are eagerly awaiting a glimpse of bald eagle chicks in a nest that has served as home for four batches of eggs during the past four years. But Perry Lake officials have virtually given up hope that eaglets will hatch there this spring. Jackie Wedel, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake, said she observed the nest for about 20 minutes this morning, but couldn’t tell if chicks had hatched. One of the adult eagles was flying around the dead cottonwood tree that holds the nest, and the other was sitting in the nest, she said.
ALLEGATIONS ANGER LAW STUDENT
March 19, 1993
Sexual harassment allegations that led to a KU law professor’s dismissal hearing also destroyed the friendships of six female law students, two of the students testified Thursday. Third-year Kansas University law student Shannon Taylor said she not only felt betrayed by her friends for including her in false allegations against law professor Emil Tonkovich, but also by the KU administration, which formalized the allegations without interviewing her.
HAWKS IN CHI-TOWN
March 19, 1993
Walk down Clark or Divers streets in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago on a game day and notice the prevailing Jayhawk apparel. And stop by a sports bar called Kincade’s — with its Kansas banners and 23 televisions tuned in to Roy’s boys.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 19, 1993
ADMISSIONS Jeffe Voth-Gaeddert, Lawrence.
HOWARD HOOPER SR.
March 19, 1993
Services for Howard Hooper Sr., 78, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Hooper died Thursday, March 18, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.