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TRIP TO FRANCE PERFECT, RICHARD SAYS
May 7, 1993
Food, folks, and fun in France. And a football game as well. Baker University participated in an American football festival last weekend in Besancom, France, toppling McGill University of Montreal, Canada, 34-14 Sunday.
LMH CHIEF SEES EXPANSION AS JUSTBEGINNING
May 7, 1993
When Robert Ohlen, executive director of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, walks through the hospital, he sees more than bustling nurses and patients struggling to get well. He also sees what could be: a medical office building gracing the south side of the hospital; a larger parking lot for all areas of the hospital; a westward expansion housing the business office and a centralized registration area; and a hospital with two major entrances, one on the west for the inpatients and outpatients and another on the east for visitors.
FRENCH PROF VOICES WARINESS ON BOSNIAN WAR INTERVENTION
May 7, 1993
A French professor who speaks regularly at the United Nations in Geneva says military intervention in the former Yugoslavia may not have much of a long-term effect on the region. “When you come back (from intervening), automatically the war will come back also,” said Louis Pilandon, professor of economics at Clermont University in Ferrand, France.
CLINTON AND THE MILITARY
May 7, 1993
Critics had a field day finding fault with former Vice President Dan Quayle and his service in the National Guard. They didn’t pull any punches in suggesting the former Indiana congressman had used the National Guard as a means of avoiding active military service. And yet, Quayle did serve in the National Guard and could have been called up for active duty. During the 1992 presidential campaign, the question of Bill Clinton’s dislike of the military and military service was a topic of debate, with many suggesting Clinton was active and outspoken in his dislike for the military. Some pointed out he had organized and participated in demonstrations against U.S. policies while a student in England. The term “draft dodger” was applied to the Democratic candidate, and there wasn’t much response by Clinton supporters to deny the accusation or defend the Arkansas governor.
KU BASKETBALL NEVER DULL, EVEN IN OFFSEASON
May 7, 1993
Kansas’ basketball season has been over a little more than a month, now. Or has it?
FOR THE RECORD
May 7, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FORMER KU PLAYER GETS PRISON TERM
May 7, 1993
A former Kansas University basketball player who was arrested inside the building where he once was cheered by thousands of Jayhawk fans was sentenced Thursday to a prison term on a cocaine-related conviction. Sean L. Tunstall, 23, St. Louis, was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of selling cocaine that was filed after he sold the drug last spring to an undercover informant working for local drug-enforcement officers.
NIEDER ACRES RESIDENTS FILE FOR ANNEXATION
May 7, 1993
Saying they’re caught in a squeeze between commercial encroachment and failing utilities, Nieder Acres property owners have formally asked the city to pave the way for a commercial takeover of their subdivision. Target Department Stores Inc., a Minneapolis, Minn.-based retail chain, plans to build a 116,000-square-foot store on a 10-acre tract within the subdivision. Nieder Acres is west of Iowa Street between 31st and 33rd streets.
STORM CAREENS ACROSS COUNTY
May 7, 1993
Severe weather spotters will be activated again today if an ugly twin of Thursday’s storm, which produced at least three funnel clouds in Douglas County, moves within two counties of here. The Kansas University Weather Service predicts a 70 percent chance of more thunderstorms tonight. The low temperature should be about 64, and winds should be from the south at 10-20 mph.
KU PROF TO OBSERVE PARAGUAY ELECTIONS
May 7, 1993
John Poertner will travel thousands of miles for an election and not cast a vote. The associate professor of social welfare at Kansas University left today for Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion, to be an international observer for Sunday’s national election.
HORIZON 2020 WORK
May 7, 1993
To the editor: I am concerned that recent Journal-World reports on the activities of Horizon 2020 task groups might be misinterpreted by some readers.
GLOBAL TEENS
May 7, 1993
As if the arrival of springtime and the close of another school year weren’t enough to have teen-agers’ heads spinning, some Central Junior High School students are preparing for one of the biggest journeys of their lives a trip to Russia. Fifteen Central students will leave Wednesday for the 2 -week trip, during which time they’ll visit Moscow, St. Petersburg and the city of Izhevsk near the Ural Mountains.
BUSINESS SUPPORT
May 7, 1993
To the editor: I am quite disturbed by the plight of an exemplary hometown business at the hands of the community that should be fostering such enterprises. I am referring to Wright’s Wallcovering, a small family-owned and run business which now lies in the path of the turn lane into a new Wal-Mart. Some of my nine rooms of their wallpaper date back to when they were in an ”incubator” location in the small shops behind Food-4-Less. they prospered and then made use of an abandoned and unsightly building to establish the comfortable and adequate place they have today.
DAY CARE COSTS
May 7, 1993
To the editor: I was dismayed to read the statement in your May 5 edition by SRS public information officer Tim Hoyt asking: ”Why should a (day care) provider be paid for 10 hours of care when the child is only there for eight?”
KU AWAITS TEST RESULTS ON WESCOE
May 7, 1993
Reports on soil samples taken from underneath Wescoe Hall in March will be delayed so a consultant can run additional tests, a Kansas University administrator said today. “I got a call earlier this week from the consultant, and in reviewing the lab reports and finalizing the written portion of the report, they have a couple items they would like to go back and run some additional lab tests on,” said Jim Modig, director of facilities planning. “They asked for another two-week extension to run tests and get results.”
FORMER KU PLAYER GETS PRISON TERM
May 7, 1993
A former Kansas University basketball player who was arrested inside the building where he once was cheered by thousands of Jayhawk fans was sentenced Thursday to a prison term on a cocaine-related conviction. Sean L. Tunstall, 23, St. Louis, was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of selling cocaine that was filed after he sold the drug last spring to an undercover informant working for local drug-enforcement officers.
SOUND OFF
May 7, 1993
Q: Why doesn’t the Lawrence Police Department think that checking cars with expired tags or people without insurance is not a priority. I know of at least one person whose been driving around for at least eight months on an expired tag, and I suspect this person doesn’t have insurance either. A: Lawrence police Sgt. Mark Warren said officers routinely issue tickets to drivers who have let their tags expire and who have no proof of insurance. In order to issue tickets, he said, the vehicle must be parked or traveling on a city street. Warren said officers could not issue tickets if a vehicle were parked on private property. He said the police department’s priority for issuing such tickets depends on the amount of manpower available and the number of calls that officers would be receiving at any given time.
REV. MICHAEL PROCTOR SR.
May 7, 1993
Services for the Rev. Michael Dean Proctor Sr., 44, a longtime minister in Eudora, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church, Danville, with the Rev. Dennis Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery in Danville. The Rev. Proctor died Thursday, May 6, 1993, at his home in Danville.
CHARLES KESINGER
May 7, 1993
Funeral Services for Charles Fredrick Kesinger, 71, Lansing, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. The Rev. David Petersen will officiate. A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
KAPPELMAN SERVICES
May 7, 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 conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Kappelman died Wednesday, May 5, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RICHARD S. HOWEY
May 7, 1993
Private family services will be held for Richard S. Howey, 90, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Howey died Thursday, May 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MEDICINAL POWER OF LAUGHTER EXPLORED IN LECTURES AT LMH
May 7, 1993
Is laughter really the best medicine? Allen Klein thinks so. So much, in fact, that he makes his living showing the relationship between laughter, healing and just generally feeling better about yourself.
$19,000 GRANT DONATED TO KU
May 7, 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.
FORMER KU PROF NAMED TO MINNESOTA REGENTS
May 7, 1993
A former Kansas University administrator has been been named to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. William Hogan, Minnetonka, Minn., received a six-year term on the Board of Regents on April 28.
AUXILIARY TO HONOR DEAD LAW OFFICERS
May 7, 1993
The local Fraternal Order of Police auxiliary will distribute blue ribbons next week to honor law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Auxiliary group members will hand out ribbons at two local discount stores on May 15, which has been designated as “National Police Officer’s Memorial Day” since 1963.
FARMERS MARKET OPENS SATURDAY
May 7, 1993
About 40 local vendors will break out their homebaked breads, homegrown vegetables and handmade crafts Saturday morning for this year’s opening of the Farmers Market. The market will open at 6:30 a.m. in its traditional Vermont Street home, a city parking lot between 10th and 11th streets.
LOCAL MAN NAMED TO DISABILITY PANEL
May 7, 1993
Ray Petty Jr., Lawrence, has been appointed to serve on the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns, which is designed to help Kansans with disabilities live independently. House Democratice Leader Tom Sawyer, D-Wichita, who made the appointment, said “Mr. Petty’s years of dedicated service to those with disabilities makes him a logical choice to serve on this commission.”
FOR THE RECORD
May 7, 1993
Civil cases filed A Prairie Village man has filed $30,000 suit against Thomas Stribling III, whose whereabouts are unknown, alleging that Stribling bit off his ear. The plaintiff, Ronald C. Meyer, alleges that Stribling attacked him three years ago without provocation. Meyer is asking for medical damages of $20,000 and emotional stress damages of $10,000.
INDIAN HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASKING CITY FOR SIDEWALKS
May 7, 1993
Members of the Indian Hills Neighborhood Assn. are willing to pay for safety, and have asked the Lawrence City Commission to form two benefit districts for sidewalks along Alabama and 27th streets. Two areas in the neighborhood need sidewalks, said Louise Yarbro, president of the association: Alabama Street, between 23rd and 27th streets; and 27th Street, between Naismith Park and Iowa Street. Which side of the streets would have the sidewalks has not been determined.
NICHOLAS POGANY
May 7, 1993
Memorial services for Nicholas Pogany, 83, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Pogany died Thursday, May 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 7, 1993
DISMISSALS Clarence Seaver, McLouth; Deborah Moore and baby girl, Pomona; Ramona Kloster and baby girl, Lawrence; Wende Beeson and baby girl, Lawrence.
SETTING PRIORITIES KEY TO FINALS WEEK
May 7, 1993
While some responsible pupils start preparing early, final exams equate to late-night cram sessions accompanied by No Doz and pots of coffee for many university students. Linda Marshall, assistant director at Kansas University’s Student Assistance Center, said procrastination was the primary problem most students have when preparing for finals. Marshall has taught workshops on time management and test-taking strategies for four years. She recently conducted a session on preparing for finals.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PLEASED WITH AUDIT OF BENEFITS
May 7, 1993
An audit of the Lawrence school district’s fringe benefits program appears to have been productive, providing the district with some options for lowering premiums and broadening coverage, an administrator and a teacher said this morning. “It’s looking real good at this stage,” said Bill Wilson, the district’s director of human resources. “I feel that we’re going to be able to increase benefits and-or reduce premium costs either to the school board or to the employee.”