Archive for Wednesday, July 29, 1998


July 29, 1998


The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry's political action council endorsed three area Republicans in their bids to win re-election to the Kansas House.

Endorsements were based on voting records on selected business topics or a candidate's philosophy on business issues. All but three of the 76 people endorsed by the council were Republicans.

Earning the backing of KCCI were Reps. Tom Sloan of Lawrence, Ralph Tanner of Baldwin and Joann Flower of Oskaloosa. Left off the list were incumbent Reps. Barbara Ballard and Troy Findley, both Lawrence Democrats.

Couple's donation

to help form archive

An Osage City couple donated $54,000 to Kansas University to support efforts to make an archive of recorded sound available to students, faculty and researchers.

Paul and Maurine Waterstradt Adams, both KU graduates, made the gift in the form of securities to the KU Endowment Association.

Paul Adams is a retired physician and former member of the Kansas State Board of Education. Maurine Adams is a retired librarian at Osage City High. Both received bachelor's degrees from KU in 1945.

The archive contains 76,000 recordings in all formats and 6,000 pieces of supporting literature.

County lowers

speed limits

Residents of four Eudora cul-de-sacs will be driving a little slower now.

Douglas County commissioners approved Monday lowering the speed limits on four subdivision roadways to 20 mph.

Eudora Township trustee Eugene Westerhouse asked for the change because of concerns about children's safety on the four roadways.

They are E. 2073 Road in Rolling Hills Estates, N. 1137 Road in Hesper Heights and E. 2114 Road and E. 2142 Road, both in Southland Meadows.

The speed limits had been 30 mph.

The commission canceled its meeting tonight.

Lawrence house fire

still under investigation

An investigation into a fire that caused $5,000 in damage to a Lawrence home Monday night is continuing.

Bill Stark, a battalion chief for the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Department, said a preliminary investigation of the fire scene at 2917 Lawrence Ave. didn't turn up an obvious cause of the fire.

There were no injuries, and investigators are waiting for the owners of the home to return from a vacation. Their son was home when the fire broke out in a second-story bedroom about 11 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire within a matter of minutes.

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