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HOSPITAL REPORT
September 3, 1993
DISMISSALS Jennifer Shambaugh and baby boy, Lawrence.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS
September 3, 1993
Students in Lawrence and Kansas could stand to improve their problem-solving skills, but they appear to be ahead of many students nationwide. The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that only 16 percent of fourth-graders, 8 percent of eighth-graders and 9 percent of high school seniors correctly answered mathematics questions requiring problem solving skills in 1992 testing.
PROGRAM FOR WOMENMINORITIES
September 3, 1993
Quiz question: Tossing a 25-pound bag of kitty litter at a person on roller skates is A) cruel, B) hazardous to your health or C) educational. The answer is C if you’re talking about a Kansas University engineering program for junior high school students.
TRAIL BIKING A RUGGED GETAWAY
September 3, 1993
A wild rose drew first blood. Even members of the seemingly gentle flora conspired against the intruders of their milieu.
HEARING SET ON FEE INCREASE PLANS
September 3, 1993
They’ve passed the budget, and now it’s time for Lawrence city commissioners to decide who gets to pick up part of the $48.7 million tab. During their weekly meeting Tuesday night, commissioners will consider setting new fees for city services to help pay for additions to the 1994 budget.
GRADUATION TAKES TOLL ON BU DEFENSE
September 3, 1993
After losing virtually the entire secondary and linebacker corps, the defense figures to be an area in which Baker may be susceptible. Yet the Wildcats always seem to reload instead of rebuild whenever they lose personnel.
DEATH SPURS CONCERN OVER POLICE USE OF SPRAY
September 3, 1993
News of the first death officially linked to the use of pepper spray by police caused a ripple in Douglas County today when Sheriff Loren Anderson said he would re-examine his department’s use of the substance. North Carolina’s medical examiner ruled this week that spray similar to the type carried by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies triggered bronchial spasms severe enough to kill a 24-year-old man who was arrested July 11 in Concord, N.C.
KU TRIES TO EASE CLIMATE FOR GAYS
September 3, 1993
Maggie Childs can’t ignore the potential danger posed by homophobic people who verbally harass lesbians and gays. “I’ve been yelled at on the street for having my arm around someone’s shoulder in a friendly way,” said Childs, president of Gay and Lesbian Academic & Staff Advocates at Kansas University.
CATAMOUNTS FLYING HIGH
September 3, 1993
Kansas’ Kickoff Classic was last weekend in New Jersey. Western Carolina’s is this Saturday in Lawrence. This is a big one for the Catamounts. They get $110,000 for playing at KU — that’s a lot of money at the Division I-AA level — and they get to fly to the game.
HORNBACK EARNS START AT CENTER
September 3, 1993
Hey, Joe Hornback plays football. “They wrote a story about me working during the flood, and they wrote about be being a Big Brother,” Hornback said. “I like the idea that people think I’m involved in the community, but it’s nice to have somebody finally ask me about football.”
CABLE FALLS VICTIM TO AUTO ACCIDENT
September 3, 1993
Sunflower Cablevision service to about 8,500 customers was disrupted Thursday when a trunk cable was damaged in a one-car accident. Dennis Knipfer, general manager at Sunflower Cablevision, said the accident occurred around 5 p.m. The driver left the road and hit a trunk cable near the intersection of 15th Street and Lawrence Avenue. The driver was not injured.
DISCOVERY TRAIL DRAWS BICYCLISTS FROM AFAR
September 3, 1993
Although most riders on the mountain bike trails at Clinton Lake are from Lawrence, some may have come from as far as San Francisco. The 19 miles of trails at the lake serve as capillaries to the cross country artery called the American Discovery Trail.
FRANCES E. MUNRO
September 3, 1993
Services for Frances Esther Munro, 89, a Lawrence native, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home here. She died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993, at the Leewood Nursing Home, Springfield, Va.
S EXPANSION REQUEST
September 3, 1993
A Lawrence printing company’s request for a tax break and industrial revenue bonds will be the topic of a public hearing during Tuesday night’s Lawrence City Commission meeting. Carrousel Printwear Inc., 2600 Iowa, is seeking a 50 percent tax break over the next 10 years to help soften the financial impact of a planned $1.2 million expansion into the Oread West Research Park.
GROUP FINDS KEY SOURCES FOR FUNDING
September 3, 1993
Whether they are helping to fund an inexpensive Eagle Scout project or raising money for a multimillion-dollar wetlands restoration project, officials with Kansas WILDSCAPE are committed to helping Kansans enjoy the great outdoors. Rich Bailey, executive director, explained that WILDSCAPE started two years ago as a private non-profit organization to raise funds for supplementing the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks budget. With hunting and fishing permit sales stagnating or declining in the state, state officials have limited financial resources for acquiring, improving and promoting Kansas’ public lands, he said, adding that public property makes up less than 3 percent of the state’s land.
LOUISE MUELLER
September 3, 1993
Services for Louise M. Mueller, 90, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church Chapel here. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Mueller died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1993, at a Topeka care home.
2 HELD AFTER BLAST AT SUSPECTED DRUG LAB
September 3, 1993
An explosion Thursday morning in the back yard of a Leavenworth County residence suspected as a narcotics laboratory led to the arrest of two people on charges of possession of narcotics and stolen property. A 32-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Leavenworth County District Court.
EMILY J. KARR
September 3, 1993
No services are planned for Emily J. Karr, 79, Tonganoxie, who died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1993, at Providence Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kan. Cremation is planned. She was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Anna Bachar.
SOUND OFF
September 3, 1993
Q.: Why was Steve Glass appointed to be in charge of the North Lawrence sinkhole? Is it because his wife is a city engineer or was it bid out like most tax-financed projects are? A.: As an emergency situation, city commissioners agreed with City Manager Mike Wildgen to proceed with plans to fix the hole at North Second and Locust streets without seeking public bids.
ROBBERY SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT
September 3, 1993
A preliminary hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a 37-year-old man charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in connection with holdups at two local businesses in early July. Henry P. Hylton, 37, was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court in connection with armed robberies July 5 at Godfather’s Pizza, 711 W. 23rd, and July 6 at Wehner’s Retail Liquor, 945 E. 23rd. The preliminary hearing was set during a court appearance Thursday.
DISEASES, INSECTS DAMAGING TREES
September 3, 1993
Leaves are turning brown and falling off trees, but not because autumn is approaching. Insects and diseases are taking their toll on the area’s trees. Dennis Bejot, Douglas County Extension Service director and horticulture agent, said the season is drawing to an end for pesky bagworms, which were abundant in early August. The worm lives in a silky brown bag that can reach 1 1/2 inches in length. It keeps the bag attached as it feeds on trees.
FIRE CALLS
September 3, 1993
Lawrence firefighters: — Responded to a report of smoke at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday at the Plaza Medical Building, 1112 W. Sixth. Firefighters learned that maintenance personnel were defrosting a frozen air-conditioning unit on the roof and a smoky smell wafted through the building’s air ducts.
SOUND OFF
September 3, 1993
Q.: I live on the west side of town. I was wondering why the police were always at the Cadillac Ranch in the evening. It seems they’ve made numerous stops. Police haven’t made any more “stops” at the Cadillac Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth, than at any other bar in town, but it may seem that way because it’s new, Lt. Ed Brunt said.
2 KU PROFS RECEIVE AWARD
September 3, 1993
Two Kansas University professors on Thursday received an award for their work in scholarship or creative literature. Norman E. Saul, professor of history and Russian and East European studies, and Sandra Zimdars-Swartz, professor of religious studies, were jointly awarded the Byron Caldwell Smith Award for 1993.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 3, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — Stereo equipment and compact discs valued on a police report at $920 were taken between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Emery, police reported. Also, $300 in damage to the car’s dashboard was reported stolen.
TARGET TO TAKE TIME ON NEW STORE PLAN
September 3, 1993
Target Inc. officials have decided to wait until October to bring a new preliminary development plan for the store to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. “We decided we’re not going to rush it,” Wint Winter Jr., a local attorney for the department store chain, said today.
LHS CROSS COUNTRY PRIMED FOR OPENER
September 3, 1993
Steve Sublett has reloaded, while Dick Reamon is counting on the same old ammo. In fact, about the only thing Sublett and Reamon, Lawrence High’s cross country coaches, have in common is size. Sublett’s carrying 28 boys on his roster; Reamon has 26 girls.
JORDAN ADJUSTS TO PHYSICAL PLAY IN NBA LEAGUE
September 3, 1993
It’s not only the Shaquille O’Neals, Patrick Ewings and Charles Barkleys who take a pounding every night in the NBA. Players at all positions are expected to be able to handle the rough stuff the pros dish out. “I’ve found out this is a little more physical than college. Guys body you up, hit you when you move. There’s constant contact,” former Kansas point guard Adonis Jordan said this week in a phone conversation from his mother’s home in Reseda, Calif.