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EX-BANK WORKER GIVEN PROBATION ON THEFT CHARGE
May 19, 1993
A former Lawrence bank administrator who plead guilty to a federal theft charge was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and four months of home detention. Jolene C. Romme, 45, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., by Judge John W. Lungstrum. Romme pleaded guilty on March 15 to obtaining bank funds for personal use by making unauthorized withdrawals using a customer’s equity line of credit.
STEELE, BAZZONI INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
May 19, 1993
Dawn Steele won eight individual state championships in high school. On Tuesday, Steele, a Kansas University sophomore from Basehor, snared her first Big Eight title. She won the 400 hurdles in 59.46 and also ran on KU’s second-place 400 relay team, sparking the Jayhawks to a second-place finish — the top finish in school history.
ECONOMIC INEQUITIES
May 19, 1993
American business has an opportunity to provide better service to some of its most important customers: women. A new book points out that women receive unfair treatment by many businesses, perhaps because they are perceived as being less financially astute than men. The figures cited by the author of “Why Women Pay More” confirms the worst suspicions of many women — especially single women — who buy cars, pay for dry cleaning and purchase clothing.
BUSINESSMAN AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
May 19, 1993
Eleven Wellsville High School seniors will receive college scholarship money from a local businessman who hopes to ignite their entrepreneurial spirit. Bob Kleier, founder and chairman of Bob’s Super Saver Inc., said he moved to Wellsville in 1968 and went into business.
FESTIVAL THANKS
May 19, 1993
To the editor: On behalf of the Russian Festival Committee, I want to thank your community for its support of the Russian Festival. When we were handed this project in early February, it looked as if it would be an impossible task to schedule 107 performers around the state for 21 days. It would not have been possible if communities like yours had not responded so enthusiastically.
HICKS SERVICES
May 19, 1993
Services for Omar E. Hicks, 81, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mr. Hicks died Tuesday, May 18, 1993, at Valley View Nursing Home, Lawrence.
2 SENIORS WIN MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
May 19, 1993
Two Lawrence High School seniors have been named the recipients of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. Jeff Bartels and Doug Loveland both have won W. Harold Otto Merit Scholarships from Kansas University.
LMH TRUSTEES OK DESIGN CONTRACT
May 19, 1993
The board of trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital voted to accept a contract with an architectural and engineering firm for the designing of the hospital’s west expansion. This morning, the board agreed to hire Henningson, Durham and Richardson Inc., Omaha, Neb., to design the expansion. LMH will pay the firm a percentage of the cost of the expansion’s construction.
KU WINS TWO GRANTS TO INCREASE KANSAS OIL PRODUCTION
May 19, 1993
Kansas University will work with Kansas oil producers to revive oil production in a series of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Two DOE grants, for $2 million and $1.7 million, to KU will be used with matching funds from independent oil producers. Teams of scientists and oil producers will look at existing oil fields in Hodgeman, Allen, Ness and Finney counties before exploring new techniques to increase oil production.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 19, 1993
DISMISSALS Janelle Carey and baby boy, Lawrence; Lori Hanson and baby girl, Lawrence; Anh Sawyer and baby girl, Lawrence; Janice Clancy and baby girl, Lawrence.
HEALTH-CARE TASK FORCE RETURNS TO CITY
May 19, 1993
Lawrence and Douglas County residents got a chance to work on health-care reform Tuesday night when a state commission returned to the area for a second town meeting. The Kansas Commission on the Future of Health Care met with 36 people at Lawrence High School. The commission was created by the Legislature in 1991 to develop a plan for restructuring the health-care system in Kansas.
JUDGE DROPS FELONY CHARGE IN HIT-RUN CASE
May 19, 1993
A Lawrence man whose son was killed by a hit-and-run driver said he was gravely disappointed with the legal system in light of a court ruling Tuesday that closed the case of a 20-year-old man accused in the fatality. “I don’t have any feelings of bitterness or vengeance or hate against anyone,” said Don Bread, whose son, Christopher, was killed in March 1990. “There’s a broader problem we’ve got here, and that’s the message that the justice system of Lawrence has sent out. They’re saying members of our community can kill Indian people and nothing much is going to happen to them.”
COUNTY PONDERS SECURITY SOLUTIONS
May 19, 1993
No consensus has developed yet between law enforcement officials and policy setters about which path to follow into an increasingly violent future. Officials have looking into increasing courtroom security after a man reached for a pistol in a Douglas County courtroom April 22.
GUN CONTROL MOTIVE
May 19, 1993
To the editor: Gun control activist Sarah Brady, attending the Law Enforcement Coordination Committee meeting in Overland Park, and flanked by area law enforcement officials, stated that she became involved in gun control several years after the 1981 shooting of James Brady, when her 5-year-old son picked up a loaded handgun that someone had left unattended in a pickup truck.
LAWRENCE HIGH THROWS OPEN BASKETBALL SEARCH AGAIN
May 19, 1993
Just when it appeared Lawrence High was close to naming its next basketball coach, LHS principal Brad Tate reopened the search. “We will not name a coach at this time,” Tate said Tuesday. “There were three people we were really interested in, and we have not been able to consummate a deal.”
TEACHERS SEEKING 5 PERCENT SALARY INCREASE
May 19, 1993
Lawrence teachers Tuesday kicked off salary negotiations for the 1993-94 school year, proposing a 5 percent increase in the base salary for teachers. That request is considerably smaller than the 15 percent increase the LEA requested last year about this time. After six months of salary talks that required the assistance of a third party, negotiators eventually agreed to a 5.16 percent increase in the teachers’ base salary for the present school year.
NORTH IOWA CONVENIENCE STORE WINS CITY APPROVAL
May 19, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners approved preliminary plans for a new convenience store on North Iowa Street, despite the mayor’s contentions that further development could cause traffic problems similar to those on 23rd Street. During their weekly meeting Tuesday night, commissioners approved a request to rezone 2.07 acres at the southeast corner of Riverridge Road and North Iowa Street, and a preliminary development plan for 1.53 acres of a market-deli project.
LANDOWNERS ENCOURAGED TO PLUG ABANDONED WELLS
May 19, 1993
An estimated 500,000 abandoned water wells dot the state, creating safety hazards and a threat to water quality, decreasing property value, and violating a state law that requires landowners to plug abandoned wells. Bill Fuller, assistant director of public affairs, conducted Kansas Farm Bureau’s 182nd well-plugging demonstration Tuesday at the farm of Frank Male, southeast of Lawrence. With assistance from Douglas County Farm Bureau members, he explained the procedure and then directed the plugging of an 18-foot-deep well.
S BEEN THERE, JAYHAWKS ARE GOING AGAIN
May 19, 1993
Floyd Temple has been where Kansas’ baseball team is going. The Jayhawks begin play in the Big Eight tournament on Thursday. Temple took KU to the conference tournament three times between 1976, when it started, and his retirement from coaching in 1981.
GASPER-EPPS QUALIFY FOR STATE
May 19, 1993
Muscle cramps slowed Anthony Gasper, but didn’t prevent Lawrence High from winning the Class 6A regional doubles title on Tuesday at the Lawrence Tennis Center. Gasper, who suffered some abdominal cramps after a third-round victory, teamed with Tyler Epp for a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Topeka West’s Marc Hedstrom and Jeremy Barger in the finals.
BLOTTER
May 19, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
OLYMPIANS SHINE, MOP IN TOURNEY
May 19, 1993
One team of janitors emerged Tuesday as champion of the first Custodial Olympics at Kansas University, but as far as Phil Endacott is concerned all participants are champions. “It is a way to convey to our folks that they are important and play a major role on campus,” said Endacott, KU’s associate director for housekeeping.
LIONS MAX OUT IN REGIONAL SOCCER LOSS
May 19, 1993
Kristi McAlister now knows how Davy Crockett and friends must have felt when they were defending the Alamo. McAlister, the goalkeeper on the Lawrence High girls soccer team, didn’t have to face gunfire, but she was assaulted with a barrage of Olathe North shots Tuesday.