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EX-CHANCELLOR SETS UP RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
September 22, 1993
While universities across the nation suffer serious funding cutbacks, a former Kansas University chancellor has made it possible for KU to beef up in one of the hottest areas of research — molecular biology, which includes genetic engineering and biotechnology. A new faculty recruitment program, called Franklin Murphy Young Scholars in Molecular Biology, will bring three or more new faculty members to KU’s division of biological sciences. The division’s department of microbiology will be the first department to benefit from the new program.
STATE SEEKS JUDGMENT ON DAY CARE CENTER
September 22, 1993
Operators of the local Tree House Day Care Center didn’t challenge the state’s attempt to close the center, a state official said Tuesday. Kansas Department of Health and Environment will ask for a default judgment in Douglas County District Court against Tree House operators Brian and Eve Tolefree.
INSURANCE AGENTS ABSORB STORM OF DAMAGE REPORTS
September 22, 1993
Tuesday’s severe storm reminded State Farm Insurance agent Diane Senne to expect the unexpected when it comes to Kansas weather. “We geared up for this in the spring and summer. We’re not supposed to have spring storms in the fall,” Senne said this morning, quite indignantly.
LEONARD A. STARCHER
September 22, 1993
Services for Leonard A. Starcher, 65, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel here with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Starcher died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1993, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
NONEMERGENCY CALLS JAM UP 911 PHONE LINES
September 22, 1993
Law enforcement authorities are asking people to use more common sense in calling 911 during situations such as Tuesday afternoon’s storm. Local and area callers flooded authorities with 911 calls during and after Tuesday’s storm, Douglas County Undersheriff Don Dalquest said. Many of the calls concerned nonemergency situations and tied up dispatchers and telephone lines, he said.
ECONOMY DRAWS BLAME FOR KU ENROLLMENT DROP
September 22, 1993
The decrease in fall semester enrollment at Kansas University can be attributed to a troubled economy, KU Chancellor Gene Budig said today. “More and more students feel they must remain in the work force for at least a while before continuing their studies,” he said.
U.S. MARSHALS TACKLE FORMER KANSAS PLAYER
September 22, 1993
A former Kansas University football player who escaped from an Arizona county jail was arrested today in Tampa, Fla. Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County, Ariz., sheriff’s office, said Kenny Drayton, 23, was arrested by U.S. marshals on a tip.
REGULATORS OK BANK MERGER
September 22, 1993
State banking regulators have placed their seal of approval on Commerce Bancshares’ acquisition of Bank of Kansas/Lawrence. Although the local institution won’t officially join the Kansas City-based banking network until early next year, it will begin using the Commerce Bank name Oct. 1. The purchase is scheduled to close Feb. 1.
BETTY BACHELOR
September 22, 1993
Graveside services for Betty Bachelor, 71, formerly of Ottawa, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Overbrook Cemetery. Miss Bachelor died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1993, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence. She was born Sept. 23, 1921, in Overbrook, to Homer and Dorcus Kelley Bachelor.
TRAILBLAZING ART EDUCATOR HONORED FOR COMMITMENT
September 22, 1993
Laurie McLane-Higginson remembers the early days of the Lawrence school district’s elementary art program. In fact, for a while there, she was the program.
KU GETS $100,000 GIFT
September 22, 1993
Helen E. and Harry P. Hutchens Jr., Houston, have established a charitable remainder unitrust that will benefit the South Texas College of Law in Houston and the Kansas University School of Engineering. The unitrust, upon their deaths, will provide $250,000 for South Texas College scholarships and $100,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for engineering. Harry Hutchens graduated in 1947 from KU with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He began his engineering career with Kansas City Power & Light Co. and then Gulf Oil Co. He married Helen Anglin of Kilgore, Tex., in 1950, and in 1952 he joined Brown & Root, an engineering firm specializing in industrial plant construction, dams and waterways, engineering services and highway and street construction.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 22, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported someone entered her residence between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of Elm and took several items while she was asleep. A videocassette recorder, a video game and several game cartridges valued together on a police report at $1,000 were among the items taken, police reported.
CATWOOD KOLUM WILL WILDCATS BE 5-0, RANKED FOR TRIP TO NU?
September 22, 1993
Let’s take a look at the three — four in Kansas’ case — weeks of the Big Eight football season. Biggest Surprise: OU beating Texas A&M wasn’t surprising. The magnitude was — the score was 41-14 — but not the result. Hands down, the biggest surprise was K-State’s 30-25 victory at Minnesota and probable 4-0 non-conference record. Who really thought Kansas State would go to the Metrodome and beat a Big Ten team?
WEATHER PROBLEMS KEEP PILING UP ON N. LAWRENCE
September 22, 1993
Bob Moody, in his sixth month as a city commissioner, has had enough of 1993’s stormy weather. First, an overly stressed storm sewer pipe broke beneath North Second Street, eroding a hole big enough to swallow several trash trucks and soak $602,000 from the city budget. Repair work is in its 16th week.
AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS REPORT ENROLLMENT INCREASES
September 22, 1993
Official figures reported Monday and Tuesday show increased enrollment in all Lawrence-area school districts this year. The numbers reflect an increase in full-time equivalency enrollment (FTE), which ranged from an increase of one in Wellsville to a jump of 79.3 in Basehor-Linwood. The FTE is smaller than the actual number of students enrolled because preschool, kindergarten and some special education students attend school part-time.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 22, 1993
DISMISSALS Caroline Scheff and baby girl, Lawrence; Ferial Haddad Salahudeen and baby boy, Lawrence.
BUSINESS COMPLAINTS SPUR CALL FOR BOYCOTTS
September 22, 1993
Demands by some Lawrence residents for boycotts of two local businesses have raised allegations of ongoing discrimination against Native Americans. But the disputes also have provided an opportunity for one business owner and Indians to come together. The owner of the other business, however, said he was not informed of a meeting at Haskell Indian Nations University held to discuss the allegations.
BRUTAL STORM BEARS WOES FOR FARMS NEAR LAWRENCE
September 22, 1993
Apparently targeted by Mother Nature this year, farms north of Lawrence were pounded by hail, rain and high winds in Tuesday’s storm, which spared most other rural areas. Garry Keeler, agriculture agent with the Douglas County Extension Service, said farmers north of Lawrence were the hardest hit of the county’s agriculture community. The rain left fields muddy, wind ripped through the corn, and hail hammered the soybeans.
SQUALL BLASTS CITY WITH HAIL, FIERCE WINDS
September 22, 1993
What Kansas University weather forecaster Cliff Ronk described as “three little microcells” moved through Lawrence like thugs Tuesday, thrashing trees, hurling hail and posturing with two brief tornadoes just north of town. “It’s a war zone, brother, and I’m not kidding you. This place is a mess,” Ronk said, describing the carnage on KU’s campus.
KU STUDENTS CAN FIND BARGAIN IN ALL-SPORTS TICKET PACKAGE
September 22, 1993
Kansas University student Ken Doresky doesn’t buy an $85 multisport season ticket because it gets him in Jayhawk football games. “I don’t go to football. I got it for basketball,” said Doresky, a Lawrence senior.
CITY DEFERS S. IOWA PROJECTS TO PLANNING COMMISSION
September 22, 1993
Lawrence city commissioners gave the go-ahead to applications for two commercial projects on South Iowa Street, but stopped short of approval Tuesday night. During their weekly meeting, commissioners cleared the way for the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to consider two new commercial projects: one for an Aldi grocery southwest of 31st and Iowa streets, and another for a Payless Cashways store on the east side of Iowa, south and east of Sonny Hill Motors.