Archive for Monday, May 24, 1993

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 24, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A 1981 Pontiac valued at $700 on a police report was taken between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 1:06 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Locust, but was later found near the Kansas River on Eighth Street in North Lawrence, police reported today. Stereo equipment valued on a police report at $650 was taken from the vehicle and it sustained $550 in property damage, police reported.
S SALARY RAISED TO $145,980
May 24, 1993
For the first time in state history all chief executives of Kansas Board of Regents universities will be paid annual salaries exceeding $100,000. On Thursday, regents granted Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and the heads of five other universities a 2.8 percent raise for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
LOIS L. VANLOENEN
May 24, 1993
Services for Lois L. VanLoenen, 81, Lawrence, formerly of Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary here with the Rev. Michael Schooley officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. VanLoenen died Saturday, May 22, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAKES KEEP CLOSE EYE ON WATER RELEASES
May 24, 1993
A relentless rainy season has kept area lake officials struggling this spring to prevent downstream flooding while keeping lake elevations under control. Frank Funk, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake, said the elevation had reached 17 feet above normal before officials started releasing water Tuesday into the Delaware River, which flows into the Kansas River and on into the Missouri.
EDUCATORS SEE CHANGES IN NAVY
May 24, 1993
Although the size of the Navy will be reduced considerably over the next few years, the effectiveness and power of the service will not decline, a retired Navy officer says. C.O. Nauman, a retired local dentist and Navy captain, was one of about 50 people who recently attended an “educator orientation visit” to the naval station at Norfolk, Va.
RAY MARTIN LA DUKE
May 24, 1993
Ray Martin La Duke, 55, North Fort Myers, died Saturday, May 22, 1993, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. The body was cremated. No services are planned.
GOLDA E. HOPFER
May 24, 1993
Services for Golda Elaine Hopfer, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Elder Novy Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery here. Mrs. Hopfer died Thursday, May 20, 1993, at Sterling Heights care home in Lawrence.
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May 24, 1993
Mike Amyx’s plans for a bed and breakfast establishment moved a step closer to reality Thursday night, when the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission approved an adaptive reuse for a 19th-century house on Tennessee Street. During its monthly meeting, the commission unanimously approved the former city and county commissioner’s plans to convert a brick apartment house into six multiroom suites and three single-room units.
S WAR DEAD
May 24, 1993
Kansas Gov. Joan Finney and the Kansas University ROTC will be among the honored guests at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day services on May 31. Finney is scheduled to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th. The ceremony is hosted by VFW Post No. 852, and will include the KU ROTC firing a Howitzer cannon in honor of the dead.
NEW STOP SIGN SIGNALS CONFUSION
May 24, 1993
Stop signs erected Tuesday afternoon at Eighth and New Hampshire have made traffic violators out of several unsuspecting motorists. James Stewart, an employee of Hotz Office Systems, 745 N.H., said police probably could have stopped about every third car that went through the intersection Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 24, 1993
Sheriff’s reports — A voltage regulator about 8 1/2 miles west of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1023 was damaged between April 15 and 11:16 a.m. Thursday, Douglas County sheriff’s officers reported today. A sheriff’s report stated that someone shot a hole in the regulator. Damage was estimated at $8,000. No power outages were reported.
CDBG FUNDS FOR HOMELESS GROUP OPPOSED
May 24, 1993
The Lawrence-Douglas County Coalition for the Homeless should not receive any of the $1.1 million of federal money available for improving Lawrence’s low- to middle-income neighborhoods this year, City Commissioner Bob Moody says. Instead, the $24,000 recommended for hiring a full-time administrator and buying furniture for transitional homeless in Lawrence should be reallocated to other projects, Moody said.
RAID IN EUDORA TURNS UP 16 GUNS ALONG WITH CASH
May 24, 1993
Authorities today displayed a “formidable” cache of weapons seized Friday in a raid of three homes in Eudora. The raid led to the arrest of three Eudora residents on cocaine charges. Sixteen weapons, including an Israeli-made Uzi and several semi-automatic rifles and handguns, an estimated $4,500 in cash and a suspected one-quarter ounce of cocaine were seized in the raid, conducted by about 50 officers from several area law enforcement agencies.
GRAD STUDENT SEEKS FUNDING
May 24, 1993
for continued AIDS research A Kansas University graduate student who is conducting research on AIDS says he hopes a grant for his work will be extended for another year.
RETAILER TAKING OVER FORMER SITE OF WAL-MART
May 24, 1993
Adding to the momentum of retail expansion on South Iowa Street, 1/2 Price Stores today announced it will fill the soon-to-be vacated Wal-Mart building at 2727 Iowa. The 82,900-square-foot retail property will become vacant in a week or two, when Wal-Mart opens its new 121,267-square-foot “ecomart” at 33rd and South Iowa.
COWBOYS NEED 10 TO SUBDUE KU, 9-8
May 24, 1993
Three outs away from losing its first Big Eight championship in 13 years, Oklahoma State dug down and struck experience. Three outs from winning its first Big Eight championship in 44 years, Kansas dug in and struck out.
RURAL REZONING ISSUE HEADS TO PLANNING COMMISSION
May 24, 1993
The owners of 10 acres of agricultural land south of Lawrence will find themselves pitted against the city’s planning staff at this week’s meeting of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commission chambers at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
REGENTS, PER BUDIG REQUEST, AX FIVE KU DEGREE PROGRAMS
May 24, 1993
The state Board of Regents on Thursday followed through on a pledge to eliminate unnecessary academic programs by sacrificing five degrees at Kansas University. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said his recommendation to do away with the degrees followed extensive hearings on campus and more than a year of study by university officials.
CONNOR
May 24, 1993
Services for Beulah M. O’Connor, 90, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. O’Connor died Sunday, May 23, 1993, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
FAVORITE
May 24, 1993
Reaction was lukewarm today to a proposal to hit state university students with a big tuition increase to raise money for faculty salaries. The Kansas Board of Regents will vote June 24 on a plan that ties to salary enhancements at Kansas University and five other regents’ schools to tuition increases in 1994-95.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 24, 1993
DISMISSALS Blanch Wise, Lawrence; Betty Gordon, Eudora.
BIRTHS
May 24, 1993
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Simmons Tooahnippah III, Lawrence, a girl Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bloch, Lawrence, a girl Saturday.
S NOT JUST ANOTHER SUMMER JOB
May 24, 1993
Mitchell McKinney survived four harrowing months of uncertainty to land an interesting summer job in the nation’s capital. The Kansas University doctoral student was one of four college students selected as 1993 summer interns in the White House’s domestic policy office.
INTO COMPETITION
May 24, 1993
With a cloud of dust, or maybe a big splash of mud, two teams of Kansas University engineering students hope to race to victory in their own homemade versions of the Baja-mobile. Two other teams of students expect to drive 1,000 miles on a gallon of gas — without using their feet to pedal Flintstone-style.
K-STATE IGNORED OWN GUIDELINES IN HIRING COACH
May 24, 1993
Notes and quotes while wondering if there’s anything as mindlessly mundane that attracts as much national attention as the NBA draft lottery… K-State officials hired a new women’s basketball coach last week — Brian Agler of UMKC — without 1) forming a search committee or 2) adhering to affirmative action guidelines. In this week’s NCAA News, KSU’s display ad seeking or a new athletic director reads: “Kansas State University is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.”…
TRANSIT FORUM BRINGS CALLS FOR CITY ACTION
May 24, 1993
Aline Holtzman, for one, would pay an extra $60 a year in property taxes if it meant Lawrence would get a bus system. Too many elderly, disabled and low-income residents are being neglected, she said during a Thursday night community forum on public transportation.
TEACHING AWARD GOES TO LINGUIST
May 24, 1993
Chancellor Gene A. Budig announced today that Akira N. Yamamoto, professor of anthropology and of linguistics, has been named the 1992 winner of the Byron T. Shutz Award at Kansas University. The award was established in 1978 by KU alumnus Byron T. Shutz and his wife, Maxine C. Shutz, of Kansas City, Mo., who are now deceased. The award honors distinguished teaching of economics and business at KU.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 24, 1993
ADMISSIONS Louise Taul, Baldwin; Ernest Miller, Ottawa.
FIRE CALLS
May 24, 1993
Lawrence firefighters: — Responded to an alarm at 12:43 p.m. Thursday at Sigma Chi, 1439 Tenn. Firefighters found light smoke and evidence of fireworks. The incident is under investigation.
FOREIGN PROFS LEARN INDIANS NOT JUST CHARACTERS IN MOVIES
May 24, 1993
To the five professors visiting Haskell Indian Junior College, American Indians were something they’d only seen in movies. “We have heard only about the ‘Hollywood’ Indians,” said Oya Izmirli, a lecturer in English at Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey. “I personally wanted to come here to learn more realistic things about them. I’m delighted with everything I have learned here today about Indians, their traditions and their culture.”
PEROT SUPPORTER HAS A PLAN TO OPPOSE FREE TRADE PACT
May 24, 1993
As he listened to Ross Perot talk Sunday in Kansas City about the North American Free Trade Agreement, John Webb devised a plan. First, buy four postcards: “Kansas ones, with big sunflowers on ‘em,” Webb said.