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Lawrence Daily Journal World (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Lawrence, Kansas The Lawrence daily journal world saturday april Kansas 28 pages 112 25 cents Lithuania factories closed to save fuel a Lithuania shut most of its fac tories today to save fuel and raw materials in the face of an expanding embargo by Moscow to break the Independence a top government official leaders of the which declared Independence March said that they were still sear Ching for a Compromise to end the standoff but that no firm proposals were under president Bush is giving Gorbachev a few More Days to loosen the economic noose the Kremlin is tightening to keep Lithuania inside the soviet Bush went fishing in Florida this wish us was the vacationing presidents Only comment to reporters As the party left on Florida Marine patrol on Friday the White House put Moscow on notice to expect a response Early next week unless Gorbachev lets up against the rebellious on the Kremlin tightened its Vise on Lithuania by expanding its Energy embargo to other and soviet troops stormed a printing Plant and beat at least 13 lithuanians today is a regular workday under Normal but Deputy Premier Romualdas Vozolas said the majority of fac tories were we decided not to waste our strength while it is not Vozolas said in an in beginning Moscow Cut off All Oil and More than 80 percent of the natural Gas Supply to officials said Friday that supplies of some food Cable and other goods also were traffic on the streets of the lithuanian was greatly reduced a rationing plan limits Drivers to about 7 Gallons of gasoline a Vozolas said some lithuanian factories probably would have to close starting monday because of shortages of fuel and raw he said the neighbouring Baltic Republic of Estonia was offering and an agreement probably would be reached late president Vytatus land speaking to reporters at the opening of a meeting by the pro Independence saudis move said Lithuania was sear Ching for a Compromise with Moscow but there were no proposals on the asked about reports that Moscow was offering to negotiate if Lithuania delayed in dependence for two he said we Haven received any kind of we Haven debated he but he also said some com Promise ideas had been raised in contacts through he would not give county focus on ecology local celebrations a sunday full of activities awaits local residents who want to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth from noon to 5 South Park will be teeming with educational live music and arts and crafts during the local Earth Day at 2 an Earth Day Parade will wind its Way through the downtown Section of the beginning at Buford Watson the Parade will end at South by John Taylor jew staff writer the Federal a number of National publications Are pointing out As the 20th Earth Day is the nations 1 but dont judge All governments by their big brother in in these Days when protecting the environment is a High Lawrence City government and Douglas county govern ment Are pitching in with their efforts to save Mother consider these local accomplishments or expectations in the forestry division of the Lawrence Parks and recreation depart ment will Plant approximately Trees and shrubs in City Parks and on Public rights of since the cites Community development department has spent up wards of to Weathe Rize about 500 Homes throughout thus helping homeowners and renters to conserve used motor Oil from the cites Fleet of vehicles has been collected since 1977 and returned to Oil companies for Recycle in an average the City will return about 300 Gallons of used motor Oil for a vacuum Jet truck and Modding truck used by the cites sewage treatment department to clean out sewer lines have helped Cut Down on the use of chemicals by 90 percent in their treatment of simply environmental awareness is an eve growing element of City and county government and the services they pro whenever a citizen has identified an area where the City can improve its environmental the commissions Ive been on always have shown an interest in going Forward and trying Lawrence City commissioner Bob Schumm among the More recent pushes in the City have been efforts to increase Recycle a commission appointed task Force wrote a report that encouraged the City to hire a full time recycling begin recycling efforts at City Hall and educate the Public on the Virtues of Recycle each of those recommendations was commissioner Mike who was a main Backer of the recycling said the City has taken some significant Steps in environmental awareness and Points out that the environment demands continuous he thinks local governments can go beyond their current he for taking a More proactive stance in protecting environmentally sensitive such As Woodlands and topographically distinct he also Points out that disposal of household hazardous wastes is becoming More and More of a threat to the although the disposal of those wastes now is regulated by the he said local government might be better equipped to handle that but All is not nor do All of the a see Page 13a Call of jazz lures prof to new Job by Richard Lecomte jew arts editor no More marching no More basketball no More Rock Chalk just Ron who run the Kansas University jazz program since 1982 and the basketball band since is leaving to become the jazz coordinator at the University of the older you youre go ing to go in different directions said an associate music when i was a graduate it was a really big thrill to be right Down on the court with the now i really want to go Forward in my i have to let something in a recent Mccurdy said the Minnesota Job was an Opportunity to let him concen trate on teaching jazz and researching aspects of the american bred he said Hes also looking Forward to the cultural environment that the Paul area the metro areas got two major Heaters and jazz clubs he said with an eager right its an open question How Mccurdy will be the chair of the music Steve comment on if plans his department May but its Clear Mccurdy wont be leading Pep bands for the University of Minnesota the music department there wants him to bring together its jazz program and hire teachers and teaching a Minnesota official see Call of Page 14a staff photo by Richard Gwin Ron Kansas University associate music listens to Paul and Paul Morgenroth in one of his classes earlier this Mccurdy is leaving Kun to accept a Post at the University of owner wins rehearing on Church demolition by John Taylor jew staff writer the owner of lawrences second oldest Church building won a rehearing on his application for a demolition permit but lost its attempt to overturn the states historic preservation in a ruling issued Friday by the Kansas court of Allen realty owner of the no unused old English lutheran 1040 had asked the court to overturn a decision by Douglas county District judge Mike in a ruling issued a year Malone said that the states historic preservation Law was constitutional and that the Lawrence City commission acted within its rights in 1988 when it denied a permit to demolish the Church the court of appeals upheld part of the District court but it said the District court went too far when it ruled that the before Rul ing on a demolition could require the owners of the building to provide a detailed plan for the future of the proper it also overruled the District courts assertion that Allen realty had an obligation to try to sell the building before seeking a permit to demolish the court of appeals ruled that Allen realty should receive a new hearing before the com Mission on its application to demolish the obviously were disappointed the court failed to fully uphold the actions of the but were glad they recognized a need to provide guidance to the City com Mission in making its said Roger who see Page 14a after 20 fire fading from memory inside today editors note this is the last in a series about the fire at the Kansas Union 20 years by Tim Carpenter jew staff writer by this tune 20 years newspapers and broadcast stations had stunned the nation with reports of an arson fire at Kan Sas University that nearly gutted the student Union and added to the schools reputation As a hotbed of political in the years since flames whip Ped through the Kansas Union on april causing million in the event has slipped from the University Community it appears Many Kun students never heard of the fire dont what fire freshman Lisa Strahm of asked Friday apparently having missed newspaper accounts of the 20th anniversary of the Union which was viewed As a devastating loss by most students in the fact that Strahm and seven out of 10 students inter viewed at random on Campus didst know anything about the fire be too after the arsonist struck the Union Long before most of this years freshman class was individuals who were Active in the Campus protests years ago say the disturbing Point is students in 1990 Haven demonstrated the inclination or skills to create a climate around mount Oread in which ardent student activism can this generation of students has no knowledge of history and no interest in said David Kun student body president in 1970 and currently a see Page 7a several Redden winners Kansas shot Putter Chris Redden on a Gold medal and so did several Lawrence High athletes during fridays Competition at the Kansas page1b the weather mild tonight with a Low of sunny and warm sunday with a High of Page 2a soviet Economy hurting in 89 the soviet unions Economy turned in an abysmal performance last year and faces the Prospect of continuing inflation and according to intelligence Page 2a Index quotable the people of Cuba will be i guarantee you president predicting democracy will come to the communist state

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