Advertisement

Archive for Thursday, May 27, 1993

Also from May 27

All stories

SOUND OFF
May 27, 1993
Q: Why were the swings for older children taken out of South Park and new ones not installed? A: Rainy weather in the fall and spring and lots of snow and ice last winter have delayed parks and recreation projects, including replacement of the swing set, said Fred DeVictor, director of the city’s parks and recreation department.
ADDITIONAL HONORS FOR LHS SENIORS ANNOUNCED
May 27, 1993
The Journal-World on Tuesday featured honors, awards and scholarships awarded to graduating Lawrence High School seniors. However, a few honors awarded by local organizations or LHS staff were inadvertently omitted. Those awards and honors and their recipients are:
PROF WINS CONTEST ON WORLD SECURITY
May 27, 1993
An elected body of world government should be formed to increase international security and stability, says a Kansas University scholar who won first prize in an essay contest on global disarmament. David Burress, assistant professor of economics and research economist at KU’s Institute of Public Policy and Business Research, wrote the winning essay earlier this year.
EAGLETS NOT READY TO LEAVE NEST AT CLINTON LAKE YET
May 27, 1993
Eaglets G, H and K at Clinton Lake are sticking close to home, but they’re exercising their wings in preparation for leaving the nest. Jackie Wedel, park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said the three juvenile bald eagles, born in mid-March, probably will take flight around the middle of June and then head out on their own after about another month.
SOUND OFF
May 27, 1993
Q: I read that 56 students graduated from Haskell Indian Junior College last week. Didn’t they have about 800 students there this spring? That doesn’t sound like a whole lot of graduates. A: Hannes Combest, education assistant to Haskell’s president, said Haskell, like any other college or university, reports the number of its graduates on an annual basis.
POLICE OFFICERS STAKE OUT PAY REQUEST
May 27, 1993
Lawrence police officers are asking for a pay increase of less than 5 percent for each of the next three years, the officers’ lead negotiator said this morning. Members of the Lawrence Police Officers Assn. and city officials met formally this morning for the first time this year to settle a work agreement for 1994.
S PROPOSAL FOR STORE
May 27, 1993
The move by Nieder Acres property owners to prepare their residential subdivision south of Lawrence for a commercial takeover may hit a snag — the city’s Plan ‘95. In something of a surprise move Wednesday night, representatives of Downtown Lawrence Inc. and the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods urged the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to examine what the appropriate land use should be for the 30-acre subdivision.
ALLEGED GAMBLING HOUSES FACE KBI ACTION
May 27, 1993
Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents have taken the first step in a process to shut down a Lawrence bar and a fraternal organization where gambling machines, cash and financial records were seized in a raid last week. David Sim, KBI special agent, said Wednesday that he had filed notices of potential forfeiture claim on the property of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1803 W. Sixth, and the Jet Lag Lounge, 610 Fla.
PREP VIGNETTES
May 27, 1993
High school notes, quotes and random thoughts … The search for Lawrence High’s next basketball coach has entered its fourth month, and the search committee is back to square one after being unable to reach an agreement with two coaches — McPherson’s Mike Henson and Wichita Carroll’s Dale Faber.
ELECTION OBSERVER APPRECIATES U.S.
May 27, 1993
Observing the first democratic election in Paraguay’s history taught John Poertner an important lesson about political stability in the United States. “It’s a cliche, but it really did make me appreciate our system,” said Poertner, associate professor of social welfare at Kansas University.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 27, 1993
Condition reports — A 28-year-old Lawrence man who was beaten and dumped out of a truck late Tuesday at 13th and Haskell was released Wednesday night from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Authorities continued to investigate the beating today. The victim told police that a 35-year-old Lawrence man who had given him a ride home from a Lawrence bar began striking him for no apparent reason. The older man told police he struck the victim after the victim hit him.
DRUG DOGS GET MIXED REVIEW AT LHS
May 27, 1993
Drug-searching dogs used at Lawrence High School this semester sniffed out five caches of drugs or drug paraphernalia. But students interviewed this morning had differing opinions of how effective the drug searches have been in keeping drugs off the LHS campus.
PLANNERS
May 27, 1993
The city should put a high priority on a wastewater treatment plant expansion, members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission said Wednesday night. In approving a five-year capital improvement plan for the city, commissioners recommended that the city take some action during the coming year on improving the city’s wastewater treatment plant on East Eighth Street.
TAX TALK PROMPTS GINGERLY DEBATE OVER JAIL
May 27, 1993
A fear of taxpayer backlash has Douglas County commissioners treading lightly over preliminary steps to solve the overcrowding crisis at the county jail. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug proposed a resolution Wednesday that would exempt the county from the state budget-lid law so commissioners can increase 1994 taxes to finance operation of a proposed 50-bed minimum-security jail.
HOSPITAL REPORT
May 27, 1993
DISMISSALS Lisa Thomsen and baby boy, Ottawa; Diane Price and baby girl, Lawrence; Janette Kroeger and baby boy, Lawrence; Lisa Pippert and baby girl, Ottawa.
MED SCHOOLS ENCOURAGED TO PRODUCE MORE GPS
May 27, 1993
Primary care physicians in Lawrence and at Kansas University Medical Center agree their speciality will be facing a crisis if more medical students aren’t encouraged to enter the general practice field. “The problem is fairly simple,” said Dr. Steve Bruner, family physician with the Lawrence Family Practice Center, 500 Rockledge. “For years and years and years general medicine practitioners have had to struggle with the fact that they don’t get paid as much as specialists for working harder.”