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TO THE EDITOR:
October 31, 1994
Over the last few years, the tax appraisals in Lawrence and Douglas County have increased 20 percent per year. The Lawrence school board also has had its property tax revenues increased by at least 20 percent per year based on the same mill levy and the appraisal increases that taxpayers are subjected to annually! Now, as if that is not enough, they are asking voters to support an additional large bond issue.
SCHOOL QUESTIONS
October 31, 1994
To the editor: I wonder why:
RECREATION FUNDING
October 31, 1994
To the editor: Lawrence is a wonderful community in which to live and raise children. One of the nice things about Lawrence is the parks and recreation program. Each of us has no doubt enjoyed the beautiful parks that offer a lovely environment in which to play, relax and enjoy the outdoors. Equally as enticing is the recreational program that provides a variety of engaging activities for all ages. Thousands of children have participated in these programs. Personally, my children have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the many instructional programs offered by parks and recreation staff.
EVELYN ROSIE WARD
October 31, 1994
Services for Evelyn Rosie Ward, 80, Tahlequah, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tahlequah City Cemetery Gazebo with the Rev. Berneil Rogers officiating. Mrs. Ward died today, Oct. 31, 1994, at the Cherokee County Nursing Center,Tahlequah.
INNER VOICES
October 31, 1994
A poet from the Kennedy Center will help teachers and students find creative voice during a two-week stay in Lawrence schools.
SALOME RETIRES AS KPS CHIEF
October 31, 1994
UtiliCorp United, parent corporation of Kansas Public Service, is undergoing a corporate restructuring.
NEW PIPES ON TAP
October 31, 1994
Work will continue this week on a replacement water line along Johnson Avenue, one of several projects undertaken by the city this year. City crews have spent more than $85,000 replacing old pipes this year, while contractors have completed or are ready to begin more than $350,000 worth of upgrades, said Debbie Van Saun, the city’s assistant director of utilities.
BIG EIGHT TO BORROW FROM NBA
October 31, 1994
Notes and quotes while wondering if anyone would have expected the Chiefs and Jayhawks to have identical 5-3 records at this stage of the football season … Don’t look puzzled if a Kansas basketball player places the fingers of each hand on each shoulder during a game. That’s the signal for a 20-second timeout, an NBA staple that the Big Eight has adopted on an experimental basis for next season. Only one 20-tick stoppage per half — thank goodness — will be allowed …
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 31, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1984, red Jeep Cherokee valued on a police report at $4,000 was taken between midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday from the 1000 block of East 23rd.
SING FOR POPE
October 31, 1994
A local Catholic Church choir has been invited to speak with Pope John Paul II through song.
HALLOWEEN TRICKS ARE NO TREAT FOR OFFICERS
October 31, 1994
Maybe it’s the autumn chill. Or increasingly revealing costumes. Maybe even a massive sugar buzz. Whatever the reason, more and more adults are sure to howl this Halloween, scaring up visions of probable pranks, parties and plastered people, law enforcement officials agree.
HASKELL PREPARES FOR GROWTH
October 31, 1994
Additional beds will mean higher enrollments at Haskell Indian Nations University. School officials hope that will mean more money to hire more faculty.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1994
What legal principles are the police adhering to by announcing the driver’s check lane locations, and are they in fact circumventing adhering to those principles by announcing more than they use? Mary Horsch, spokeswoman for the Kansas attorney general’s office, said Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan had issued a list of guidelines for law enforcement officers to follow in establishing check lanes. One of the guidelines was to notify the public at least six hours before establishing the lanes.
GEORGE D. CARTER
October 31, 1994
George Daniel Carter, 77, Lawrence, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later time. He was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Lawrence, the son of Alva Bruce and Corrine M. Henderson Carter. He graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering.
DORTHA L. BEEMAN
October 31, 1994
Services for Dortha Lucille Beeman, 74, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Indian Hills Church of God, Lawrence, with the Rev. M. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Beeman died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1994, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park.
BAKER FOLLOW-UP
October 31, 1994
Brian Boyle has been a part of Baker football long before playing for the Wildcats the last two seasons. A senior defensive end, Boyle served as a Baker ball boy while in grade school in Baldwin.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1994
Cottonwood had a banquet honoring its clients who work out in the community. Why weren’t the ones who work at Packer Plastics included in that? Carolyn Church, Cottonwood’s director of community relations and development, said workers employed through Cottonwood’s employment services department were recognized at a banquet last week.
EMMETT R. BATTIEST SR.
October 31, 1994
Services for Emmett R. Battiest Sr., 57, Tulsa, Okla., are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mr. Battiest died Saturday, Oct. 29, 1994, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.
SOUND OFF
October 31, 1994
Who paid for the seven-page brochure regarding the proposed 1-cent sales tax increase? The Lawrence and Douglas County governments split the cost, said Jonathan Allen, a management assistant in the city manager’s office.
WOMAN REPORTS RAPE IN COUNTY
October 31, 1994
A 30-year-old Bonner Springs woman reported she was kidnapped and raped between 4 p.m. Friday and 11:13 a.m. Saturday on the west side of Douglas County Lake. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the victim and her husband, a 34-year-old Wellsville man, had agreed to meet and talk at an Ottawa restaurant. The woman has filed for divorce against the man, the sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
GREETING CARDS SPREAD CHEER, RAISE FUNDS FOR KUMC
October 31, 1994
Young patients at KU Medical Center are the artists for a unique fund-raiser.
LAWRENCE MAN DIES IN OKLAHOMA CRASH
October 31, 1994
A Lawrence, Kan., man died Sunday in a one-car accident in north-central Oklahoma. Jason K. Henderson, 21, 624 Fla., in Lawrence, was killed about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when the car he was driving ran off U.S. Highway 77 in Kay County and ran into a concrete drainage ditch, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
GETTING INVOLVED
October 31, 1994
To the editor: Maybe some of us have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager, but I know one thing — we wanted to feel like we belonged, to identify with a group. It made us feel good to be needed in our high schools, to get recognition and the support of our teachers and fellow students. We took pride in each other and individual and group achievements. I feel these needs for Lawrence adolescents can best be met by providing two high schools rather than one mega-school and that is why I am voting YES for the school bond issue on Nov. 8.
KU FOLLOW-UP
October 31, 1994
Call it the public opinion game. Kansas football coach Glen Mason has taken a beating on his radio show and in the mail for a conservative offense, a porous pass defense, poor defensive execution on third down and not enough blitzing.
ALLOWS EXERCISE AT OWN RATE
October 31, 1994
KU students are learning how to administer a new fitness assessment for children and adults.
AIR FINDS LIFE INSIDE INSTRUMENT
October 31, 1994
Meticulously honed materials come alive in downtown Lawrence.
SMOKING RAP FIRES UP INMATE
October 31, 1994
A Douglas County jail inmate is finding that the hazards of tobacco affect more than just health.
GRAVES FOR GOVERNOR
October 31, 1994
Bill Graves would focus his attention on working with a Republican-controlled Legislature to address the needs and future of Kansas. Kansas needs four years of good, sound, forward-looking leadership in the governor’s office. The state needs a governor who will bring respect to the office and a governor who will be able to work in a positive, constructive manner with a Republican-controlled House and Senate.
BIGCOACHES
October 31, 1994
Nobody knows all the woes he’s witnessed in 27 years as Missouri’s basketball coach, but everybody now knows Norm Stewart has trouble when he sees double. Stewart rambled on during Big Eight Conference’s basketball media day Sunday about his difficulty distinguishing between juco transfers Sammie and Simeon Haley.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 31, 1994
Dismissals Jan Karnes and baby girl, Lawrence; Cheryl McFarlane and baby boy, Lawrence.
KAY KELLY
October 31, 1994
Services for Caroline E. “Kay” Kelly, 73, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Kelly died today, Oct. 31, 1994, at her home. She moved to Lawrence in 1957 from Leavenworth.
TESTIMONY CLAIMS ORR DEPRESSEDSUICIDAL
October 31, 1994
A psychologist testified this morning that Sarah Orr could not resist her husband’s demands at the time of a jailbreak attempt last February.
R. DALE COGGBURN
October 31, 1994
Services for R. Dale Coggburn, 70, Baldwin, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Coggburn died Sunday, Oct. 30, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.