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RAINY DAY THOUGHT
May 10, 1993
If you’re looking for a bright spot in your life after a depressingly rainy weekend, think about flood control. True, people in Lawrence are complaining that their lawns are too wet to mow and their gardens are too soggy to dig, but at least they aren’t worrying about rising waters from the Kansas River flooding their homes. Some people are having some trouble with water seeping into their basements, but at least they aren’t filling sandbags and monitoring river levels to determine if their homes will be safe.
LAW GRAD TESTIFIES DURING KU HEARING
May 10, 1993
A graduate of Kansas University’s law school today testified that a faculty member accused of sexually harassing students had propositioned her during law school. Cindy Carrington de Basaure, a 1983 KU law graduate, testified by telephone from La Paz, Bolivia, as a university witness against Emil Tonkovich, who is fighting his firing.
TASK FORCE AIMING TO SAVE SOME SOIL
May 10, 1993
Water isn’t the only thing going down the drains with Lawrence’s recent rains. Tons of dirt and other sediment are being dragged into storm sewers this spring, much of it unnecessarily, said Doug Gahn, district conservationist with the Douglas County Soil Conservation District, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
BONNIE MAE POWELL
May 10, 1993
Services for Bonnie Mae Powell, 56, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McLouth United Methodist Church, with the Revs. David W. Petersen and John Stoneking officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Powell died Sunday, May 9, 1993, at her home. She had cancer.
WET SPRING AIDS UNWANTED CROP
May 10, 1993
The soggy spring has postponed spring planting for many farmers, but promises a healthy crop of the much maligned musk thistle unless property owners act swiftly to kill the plants. Dave Leuty, Douglas County’s noxious weed director, said the spiny weeds topped with a purple flower pose an annual problem, and rainy conditions only aggravate the situation.
FOR THE RECORD
May 10, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ESTELLA M. BRADFORD
May 10, 1993
Services for lifelong McLouth resident Estella M. Bradford, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barrett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Mrs. Bradford died Friday, May 7, 1993, at Cherokee Lodge, Oskaloosa.
HARVEY O. BLUM
May 10, 1993
A memorial service for Harvey Oliver Blum, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. Cremation is planned at a later date with inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Blum donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center. Mr. Blum died Sunday, May 9, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
May 10, 1993
Lawrence High School’s team fell short Sunday of winning the annual High Q competition sponsored by Washburn University and a Topeka television station, but they deserve congratulations for their efforts through the year. The LHS team made it to the finals of the event by defeating three opponents in previous rounds. They were beaten by St. Thomas Aquinas High School in the Sunday finals.
NICHOLAS POGANY
May 10, 1993
Services for Nicholas Pogany, 83, Lawrence, were to be today at St. Lawrence Catholic Center with the Rev. Vincent Krische officiating. Mr. Pogany died Thursday, May 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He had lived in Lawrence for 10 years.
PLAN WOULD ALLOW CITY INSPECTORS TO WRITE TICKETS
May 10, 1993
They still couldn’t write speeding tickets, but city building inspectors, fire officials and animal control officers would get the power to cite Lawrence residents for violations of the city code under a proposed city ordinance. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider exempting the city from state law, giving non-police officers the power to write tickets for violations of the city’s environmental code, parking-in-yard ordinance, zoning code and building code, among others.
IMMUNIZATION EFFORT ISSUES REPORT
May 10, 1993
Kansas health officials are calling Operation Immunize, a statewide program to immunize children ages 2 and under for childhood diseases, a success and are hoping for even larger numbers during the next clinic scheduled for the fall. The state’s Department of Health and Environment said 9,841 children were vaccinated, 3,852 of them under the age of 2. In all, 19,366 doses were given during the weekend of April 24 and 25 in 77 counties across the state.
BOARD HAS OPTION TO RAISE BUDGET
May 10, 1993
The Lawrence school board has the authority to increase the district’s budget by about $6.2 million for the 1993-94 school year, a move that would mean a 52 percent increase in the local school property tax levy. But some board members said this morning that the board is not likely to use all of its budget authority.
PAULEY, WALTERS, JORDAN RIP NETS IN OLATHE GAME
May 10, 1993
Notes and quotes while wondering why the NBA doesn’t just take July off and have 11 months of playoffs… Adonis Jordan and Rex Walters scored 48 and 47 points respectively, and Eric Pauley added 36 points in a benefit basketball game last week. Were the three former Jayhawks playing Schwegler’s sixth-graders? Nope, it was a group of faculty members from the three Olathe high schools…
RAIN PUTS DAMPER ON WORK AND PLAY
May 10, 1993
May storms have packed a month’s worth of rain into nine days, making outdoor life a pain for road crews, farmers and recreation officials. Sewers are backing up, Clinton Lake’s swimming beach sits under water, farmers wait to plant, softball games go unplayed and road crews feel paralyzed, watching the potholes proliferate.
LHS TEAM COMES UP SHORT IN KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION
May 10, 1993
Lawrence High School’s High Q team got off to a shaky start during Sunday night’s championship game when team captain Cyrus Mody gave the incorrect Latin origin for the word “cue.” The LHS team closed the gap after the slow start, but couldn’t make up enough points to win the knowledge contest, resulting in a 270-210 win by St. Thomas Aquinas High School, located in Overland Park. The High Q competition was sponsored by Washburn University and WIBW-TV.
TOURING RUSSIAN FOLK GROUP PLAYS WITH POWERPASSION
May 10, 1993
You could almost taste vodka and feel the chill of a Russian winter after the stunning performance Sunday night by the Russian folk ensemble Metelitsa, currently on a statewide tour. Metelitsa, which means “snowstorm,” is one of four performing groups from the Leningrad region of Russia touring Kansas this month as part of a cultural exchange engineered by state officials.
FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS FAMILY TO SAFETY
May 10, 1993
Arch Naramore’s house sits between the Kansas River and the levee northeast of Lawrence purposely built on the highest patch of ground in the area. It didn’t matter.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 10, 1993
ADMISSIONS Julia Weeks, Lawrence.