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SCHOOL LAUDED
May 6, 1993
To the editor: During Teacher Appreciation Week, the New York Parent Teacher Organization would like to take the opportunity to publicly recognize the hard work and contributions of the teachers and support staff at New York School. These people are truly partners with the children attending New York School as well as with their parents.
LOSS OF BEACH TOOK WIND AWAY FROM LAWRENCE
May 6, 1993
Lawrence High’s baseball team lost its heart and soul, and coach Lynn Harrod is desperately seeking a respirator. “Losing Brett Beach really hurt us,” Harrod said. “We’ve got people we can plug in there. We have people who could probably play better defense. You can replace the player, but you can’t replace the person, and Brett Beach is the heart and soul of this team.”
POLITICAL PAYBACK
May 6, 1993
People who hold political office are used to paybacks, but County Commissioner Louie McElhaney appears to be the target of a particularly unfair piece of political retribution. An outspoken opponent of the county’s plan to close Valley View Nursing Home apparently has decided to retaliate against McElhaney’s vote in favor of the closing by raising a conflict-of-interest issue against the commissioner. The question is whether McElhaney, who also is the Wakarusa Township fire chief, is violating a state law that prohibits a person from holding two public offices at the same time.
MARGUERITE SCHWARZ
May 6, 1993
Marguerite Kasold Schwarz, 87, Springfield, Mo., died Friday, April 30, 1993, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center here. Ms. Schwarz was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Lawrence, the daughter of Paul and Adelina Schultz Kasold. She lived in Lawrence for most of her life, before moving to Springfield two years ago. She was a homemaker.
KAPPELMAN SERVICES
May 6, 1993
Services for Karl C. Kappelman, 68, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Charles E. Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with graveside services performed by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Kappelman died Wednesday, May 5, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ELSIE ESCHENHEIMER
May 6, 1993
Services for Elsie Eschenheimer, 88, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Regis Catholic Church here. Burial will be at 5 p.m. in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe, Mo. Mrs. Eschenheimer died Tuesday, May 4, 1993, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
SEARCHING FOR A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
May 6, 1993
The Hispanic community in Lawrence may not be politically active but maintaining a traditional social and cultural life is important for the community, participants in a panel discussion agreed. Local Mexican-American men discussed their lives and their search for an active Hispanic community in Lawrence during a panel discussion sponsored by the Lawrence Alliance on Wednesday night.
BUDGET PROBLEMS MEAN KU POLICE WILL LOSE OFFICERS
May 6, 1993
The Kansas University Police Department, which has not filled the positions of two officers who have left the department in recent months, will lose an estimated four more officers in the next few years because of budget constraints, officials said. The total number of officers will be reduced from 36 to 30, according to estimates by the agency’s supervisors.
$19,000 GRANT DONATED TO KU
May 6, 1993
Four areas of Kansas University will benefit from a recent $19,000 grant. The Procter & Gamble Fund of Cincinnati donated the money from its 1992 Departmental Grant program. The gift provides $2,500 for unrestricted funds, $2,000 for KU’s department of mechanical engineering, $7,500 for the department of chemical engineering and $7,000 for the School of Business.
BUILDING PERMITS SURGE DESPITE RAIN
May 6, 1993
Despite the wet blanket thrown over the spring construction season by unrelenting rains, Lawrence contractors haven’t slackened the pace of building permit applications. During April, local builders were issued permits with a total valuation of $7,615,190, according to a report released Wednesday by the city building inspector’s office. A year earlier, the monthly valuation total the estimated value of new construction exclusive of land costs was $7,513,614.
COUNTY TO REVISE WILD ANIMAL STATUTE
May 6, 1993
All three Douglas County commissioners said they want to prohibit the harboring of wild animals throughout the county but directed staff Wednesday to revise the resolution a second time. “It’s really going to bother me if that one in a million happens if someone is harmed or injured and we could have helped them,” Commissioner Mark Buhler said.
DISTRICT FACES APPEAL ON CONDEMNED LAND
May 6, 1993
The Lawrence school district already has paid $323,000 for a 38-acre site for new schools, but the district will be paying more if the former owners of the land get their way. The former owners, Minnie Mae and Jack Clevenger, 2622 Belle Haven, are appealing the value affixed to the land by appraisers in a Douglas County District Court condemnation process. The land, now a field of brome and milo grass, is southwest of the T-intersection of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive.
S SOLE DILEMMA — ACTIVIST
May 6, 1993
Stan Flory, a Lawrence activist for fathers’ rights, says bolstering security at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is not enough to protect the public. Flory says it’s time for the judicial system to re-evaluate how it handles domestic cases, especially custody disputes.
EDUCATION REFORM
May 6, 1993
To the editor: Last Monday on your editorial page we were presented with another lofty treatise on educational reform. Ms. Tollefson once again confirmed the goals of educational reform to be equalitarianism and socialization with of course, excellence thrown in for good measure.
FIREFIGHTERS LEARN WATER RESCUE SKILLS
May 6, 1993
Studying pillows, holes and boils in the classroom may be necessary, but for firefighter Jim Mullen, experiencing the perils of the Kansas River firsthand could make the difference when it comes to real-life rescues. A rock just below the surface produces a “pillow” of water, enough to topple a raft. If the rock is exposed, the swirling “hole” of water behind can capsize a canoe.
FOR THE RECORD
May 6, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
RANDALL RUSTY
May 6, 1993
Mark Randall wants to play basketball for the Detroit Pistons again next season. Repeat: Play basketball, not sit on the bench.
EFFECT ON TOWNS HIGHLIGHTED AT MUSEUM
May 6, 1993
The newest display at the Clinton Lake Museum reads like a list of current residents Steele, Flory, Colman, Hadl, Clough and so on as it illustrates the impact of war on the existing and former communities in the Clinton area. The display spans more than a century and includes photographs of men and women who lived in the area at the time they were called to war. Descendants, relatives and friends of many people included in the exhibit still live in the area.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 6, 1993
DISMISSALS Anna Doktor and baby girl, Lawrence; Mary Bentley and baby girl, Lawrence; Pamela Karlin and baby girl, Lawrence.
STUDENTS RECALL FRIENDSHIP WITH VICTIM OF MENINGITIS
May 6, 1993
Chris Henley’s death cannot sever a loving relationship with his family in California or steal memories held by his friends at Kansas University. “Even death itself cannot break a bond of love,” the Rev. Vince Krische said today at St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Rd., during a memorial service for Henley.
FACING KU NO HOLIDAY FOR HOLLADAY
May 6, 1993
Kansas basketball fans with good memories might remember Joe Holladay, the former Oklahoma point guard who played for the Sooners in the late ‘60s. He’s the guy who guarded Jayhawk point guard Jo Jo White during some Big Eight (mis)matches.
WAGON TRAIN RIDERS CROSS UNITED STATES
May 6, 1993
A group of riders in horse-drawn covered wagons re-enacting the pioneers’ trek across the Oregon Trail say they’re happy to travel in 19th-century style. “Living the history has got to be the best part of it,” said Buck Case of Lewistown, Mont., one of about 20 people riding wagons along the Oregon Trail as part of a re-enactment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the trail.
MICHAEL L. FRAME
May 6, 1993
Services for Michael Lance Frame, 39, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The Rev. Jon Wright will officiate. Cremation is planned. Mr. Frame died Tuesday, May 4, 1993, at his home.