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Archive for Tuesday, March 8, 1994

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INVOLVEMENT IN BAKER WETLANDS
March 8, 1994
A $10,000 grant will help introduce the Baker Wetlands to people around the world and to students here in Lawrence.
HABITAT FOUNDER VISITS CITY
March 8, 1994
The founder of Habitat for Humanity tells Lawrence volunteers to spread the message of good deeds. It is, stresses Millard Fuller, a Christian message offered to anyone who wants to help house the poor.
SEPARATE ISSUES
March 8, 1994
Faculty salaries and the admission of Washburn University into the Kansas Board of Regents system are two different issues and should be dealt with separately. Members of the Kansas Senate soon will debate the pros and cons of Gov. Joan Finney’s scheme to tie overdue salary increases for faculty members at Kansas Board of Regents schools to a hard-ball, blackmail effort to jam Washburn University into the regents system.
POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN
March 8, 1994
Lawrence police are searching for a 25-year-old man who disappeared only a couple of weeks after he moved to Lawrence. Johnny Erikson Jr. was last seen at 11:07 a.m. Friday when a friend, Michael Hatfield, dropped him off at the Kwik Shop, 1846 Mass., to do some shopping.
ZIMMERMAN SERVICES
March 8, 1994
Services for Lottie Mae Zimmerman, 88, formally of Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Zimmerman died Monday morning, March 7, 1994, at a nursing center in Bowling Green, Ohio.
TRAFFIC PANEL OKS INTERSECTION RESTRICTIONS
March 8, 1994
Randy Osburn sees trouble when he looks around the corner at Seventh and Kentucky streets. And Monday night, he joined four traffic safety commissioners in asking the city commission to restrict parking behind the Lawrence Public Library — the cheapest option for giving motorists on Seventh Street enough room to see approaching cars.
SCHOOLS CHANGE PARAPROFESSIONAL STAFFING LEVELS
March 8, 1994
A new staffing formula should give elementary schools more flexibility in how they use paraprofessionals.
KU PROF SAYS TEST A PLUS FOR STUDENTSUNIVERSITIES
March 8, 1994
A House panel took a look Monday at a high school math-testing program approved by the Senate.
RUTH A. NORRIS
March 8, 1994
Services for Ruth A. Norris, 70, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lawrence, with Novy Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Norris, a lifelong Lawrence resident, died Monday, March 7, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NICK PROUD IS DONE
March 8, 1994
Nick Proud, who has missed the last 12 games because of a torn patella femoral in his right knee, is finished for the season. In fact, the 6-10 Kansas freshman’s basketball career might be over, coach Roy Williams announced Monday.
LIVING TOGETHER
March 8, 1994
To the editor: I heard the executive director of the Lawrence Housing Authority speak the other day on just how difficult it was to integrate one family of a different socio-economic background into the Breezedale neighborhood. She said that people’s fears and anxieties were related to their lack of exposure and experience with people of diverse backgrounds. She said she confronted similar fears and resistance in her search for a lot in the University Place neighborhood.
INVISIBLE MINORITY
March 8, 1994
To the editor: The article about homosexuality reprinted in the Opinion section of the Journal-World for Feb. 28, lends regrettable support to the grossest forms of prejudice and discrimination toward a substantial segment of humanity. Authorities variously estimate that from 5 to 15 percent of the population is homosexual. You may not know it, but they are among your neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers. They are our invisible minority.
VERLE V. OHMART
March 8, 1994
Services for Verle V. Ohmart, 85, Scott City, were to be this morning at First Christian Church here with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. He died Saturday, March 5, 1994, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City.
COUPLE DONATES $240,000 TO KU MED CENTER BURN UNIT
March 8, 1994
A Paola couple has donated $240,000 for expansion of the burn center at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., KU officials announced today. David and Ruth Hurlbut donated the amount for expansion of the Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center Recovery Pavilion at KUMC.
RICHARD A. HERBERT
March 8, 1994
A memorial service for Richard A. “Rich” Herbert, 44, rural McLouth, was planned for today in Denver. Mr. Herbert died Friday, March 4, 1994, at his home after an extended illness.
NEW LEASE FOR THE OUTHOUSE
March 8, 1994
The punk-rock venue in rural Douglas County has changed operators, but county officials are looking for ways to keep the building silent.
NEW PAVEMENT PASSES 1ST WINTER TEST
March 8, 1994
A new pavement material stops vehicles faster and prevents street deterioration, Lawrence city officials say.
DECISION-MAKERS IN DEMAND
March 8, 1994
There’s always room for volunteers on the city’s 31 boards and commissions.
BUILDING USED BY SHERIFF CONDEMNED IN OSKALOOSA
March 8, 1994
Officials say the annex, the second structure in the city to be condemned in a month, will probably be razed.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 8, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * An 18-foot boat valued on a police report at $2,500 was taken about 9:30 a.m. Saturday after someone cut a chain connecting the boat to the boat ramp at Eighth and Oak streets, Lawrence police reported today.
JAIME SPLITORFF
March 8, 1994
Not so long ago, Jamie Splittorff hated going to the pitcher’s mound. What he really liked to do was play basketball. He liked baseball OK, as long as he was at third base. But the son of the Kansas City Royals’ leader in career wins did not want to pitch.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 8, 1994
Dismissals Diane Kennedy and baby boy, Lawrence; Nancy Parr and baby girl, Lawrence; Lena Scruggs, Baldwin City; JoAnn Snavley and baby boy, Lawrence; Alice Murphy, Overbrook.