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EDITH R. WORTHINGTON
December 20, 1989
Memorial services for Edith Randles Worthington, 84, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita with the Rev. David Walker officiating. A private family burial in Wichita Park Cemetery will precede the service. Mrs. Worthington died Tuesday at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
3 KU PROFESSORS GET WESLEY GRANTS
December 20, 1989
Three Kansas University professors have received medical research grants totaling more than $480,000 from the Wesley Foundation in Wichita. C.C. Cheng, professor of pharmacology and director of the drug development laboratory at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., will receive $192,085 to make and evaluate specific chemicals that have shown cancer-fighting traits. Cheng’s research is directed toward the development of new anti-cancer drugs.
SOMEBODY HAS TO OCCUPY CELLAR
December 20, 1989
It may be the oldest established permanent floating pitching pool in the world. Then again, it may not be. Whatever, next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the darned thing and I suppose I’ll have to enter again for the same reason they say you should climb back on a horse after you’ve been bucked off.
FOR THE RECORD
December 20, 1989
District court Criminal charges filed
BOARD GRANTS PAROLE FOR LOCAL INMATES
December 20, 1989
The Kansas Parole Board has announced the results of November parole hearings for inmates convicted in Douglas County courts. The following is a list of local inmates who went before the parole board, their current location, the crimes of which they were convicted and the result of their hearings:
LION WRESTLERS TRIP WASHINGTON
December 20, 1989
Reid Bork and Jay Eller earned pins in the top two weight classes to enable Lawrence to defeat Kansas City Washington, 37-31, in a high school wrestling dual here Tuesday. Washington jumped to an early lead by capturing the first four lower weight bouts before Lawrence rallied for three straight wins: Jason Carr at 130 pounds, Rod Jenkins at 135 and Chris Bulgren at 140.
LMH SUPPORTS HOUSING PLAN
December 20, 1989
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees agreed to proceed with a program to provide residential housing for people suffering from long-term mental illness in Lawrence. The trustees, who did not vote on the issue but discussed it among themselves, also decided to seek help in funding the project from the city and the county.
YEARBOOK NAMES 11 HILLTOPPERS
December 20, 1989
Eleven Kansas University seniors have received Hilltopper Awards, sponsored by KU’s Jayhawker Yearbook. The students were chosen for their service and leadership in campus and community activities and their academic achievement. The seniors will be honored at a reception tentatively scheduled for Jan. 29 by the Hilltopper committee at the Adams Alumni Center. Chancellor Gene Budig or Judith A. Ramaley, executive vice chancellor for the Lawrence campus, will speak. Each honored senior will receive a plaque.
BIG EIGHT TABS BRADDY
December 20, 1989
Kansas basketball guard Lisa Braddy, who scored 23 points against Missouri Southern and 12 versus Stephen F. Austin, has been named Big Eight Player of the Week. She also had eight assists and seven rebounds in KU’s 86-61 win over Southern, plus five boards and four assists in the 78-64 loss to Austin. Lawrence sophs win
KU STUDENTS WIN AWARDS
December 20, 1989
Kansas University aerospace students will receive national awards during the Jan. 8-10 meeting of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, in Reno, Nev. KU students won first and second place in the AIAA/General Dynamics Team Aircraft Design Competition. The first-place team receives $1,000 and the second-place team, $500.
MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON MARIJUANA CHARGES
December 20, 1989
A 33-year-old Lawrence man this morning made a first appearance in Douglas County District Court on drug-related charges stemming from a raid Monday on his apartment by local drug enforcement officers and police detectives. Shane J. Garrett, 3308 W. Eighth, was charged with felony counts of selling marijuana, possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and not placing a Kansas drug tax stamp on marijuana. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 28 for Garrett, who also was charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.
SEASON OF CARING
December 20, 1989
In the last few days, Lawrence police have received several reports of violence between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. Perhaps because this is supposed to be a happy season, such reports seem particularly sad. The holidays can be stressful. They seldom live up to expectations. Even though it’s Christmas, partners still can be demanding, and children still can be cranky. There is too much to do and not enough time or maybe money to do it. It’s easy to lose your temper.
WAR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
December 20, 1989
The British House of Commons has voted to recommend changing British law so Nazi war criminals living in Britain can be prosecuted. By a whopping vote of 348-123 which crossed political lines, members of Parliament made the recommendation to change the current law, under which war criminals cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed abroad at a time they were not British citizens. The Conservative government in London must now decide whether to introduce legislation to put the recommendation into effect, but that is considered highly likely. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher voted for the measure, as did Neil Kinnock, leader of the opposition Labor Party.
MORE DEAD PIGEONS
December 20, 1989
Actor and producer Michael Landon, who filmed a made-for-television movie in and around Lawrence this fall, will appear on a nationally broadcast entertainment news show today to discuss the film, his publicist said. Landon will appear on “Entertainment Tonight,” airing today at 6:30 p.m on WDAF-TV, Channel 4 in Kansas City, Mo., and at 11 p.m. on KTKA-TV, Channel 49 in Topeka.
SHOT AT BUZZER STUNS LIONS, 59-58
December 20, 1989
The Butler did it. Well, at least he almost did it. Craig Butler, that is. Lawrence High’s 6-1 junior frontliner tossed in a career-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and nearly helped the Lions steal a basketball victory here Tuesday night.
PRELIMINARY HEARINGS DELAYED FOR TWO CHARGED IN DRUG CASE
December 20, 1989
Preliminary hearings for two Jefferson County men charged with possession of marijuana have been postponed indefinitely, according to a representative in the Jefferson County attorney’s office. The hearings for David L. Anderson Jr., 26, Winchester, and John L. Hewitt Jr., 28, rural Valley Falls, were to be conducted Thursday afternoon. A new date has been set for the hearings, which are conducted to determine if sufficient evidence exists to order a suspect to stand trial.
COMMISSION REVISES SCHEDULE
December 20, 1989
The grinch isn’t stealing Christmas from the Lawrence City Commission, but he is taking a present that commissioners had given themselves. Earlier this month, the commission had given itself a day off, canceling its Dec. 26 meeting because of the holidays. But at its meeting Tuesday, Acting City Manager Mike Wildgen gave commissioners the bad news: Because of year-end business, the commission does need to meet next week.
LATEST SCHOOL PLAN GETS MIXED REVIEW
December 20, 1989
Lawrence’s school superintendent and a local legislator said they support the proposal made Tuesday by five Republican state senators to restructure Kansas schools. However, Supt. Dan Neuenswander and Rep. Jessie Branson, D-Lawrence, tempered their praise of the plan with caution.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 20, 1989
ADMISSIONS Melinda Kay Kabler, 3406 Richard.
OFFICERS DARE STUDENT NOT TO TAKE DRUGS
December 20, 1989
Law enforcement officers and school officials are working together to bring a nationally recognized anti-drug program into Lawrence elementary schools next semester. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson along with officers Kathy Tate and Steve Brown met recently with Bob Taylor, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Lawrence public schools, to discuss arrangements that would allow the officers to teach Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to sixth-graders.
LECOMPTON VOTES FOR ROAD REPAIRS
December 20, 1989
The city of Lecompton is going to use its excess money to fix at least one road in town. City Clerk Susie Hackathorn said the council Monday night moved $5,000 in excess funds from the city’s general fund to its special highway fund and plans to use the money toward road improvements.
KU INCREASING SECURITY FOR VENDING MACHINES
December 20, 1989
Every soft drink and candy vending machine on the Kansas University campus will be bolted to a wall or floor before classes resume in January, a KU official said. Robert Derby, KU concessions manager, said Tuesday that an employee had been working part time since June to secure about 200 vending machines to permanent structures.
COLD SNAP A BOON FOR LOCAL RETAILERS
December 20, 1989
Local Christmas shoppers seem to have borrowed the motto of the U.S. Postal Service. The snow, ice and frigid weather isn’t keeping them from making their holiday shopping rounds, according to a check today with some Lawrence retailers. In fact, most of the store managers say the cold is bringing in more people than last year sending sales higher for this Christmas shopping season.
ARCTIC WINDS PLOT ASSAULT ON REGION
December 20, 1989
Painfully cold temperatures and gusty north winds are expected to invade the Lawrence area tonight and Thursday, producing dangerous wind chills and potentially record-shattering low temperatures. According to a forecaster at the Kansas University Weather Service, tonight’s low temperature is expected to dip to 5 degrees below zero and north winds are likely to bring gusts of up to 30 mph.
CENSUS LAWSUIT TO MOVE AHEAD
December 20, 1989
After being hung up in court for months, a lawsuit to block the use of the 1988 state census in the legislative reapportionment plan is moving forward. The suit, which was filed against several state officials by Douglas, Riley and Leavenworth counties and seven legislators who live in Douglas and Riley counties, had been on hold while Shawnee County District Judge James M. MacNish Jr. considered a number of preliminary motions.
Wildgen expresses interest in top city post
December 20, 1989
The Lawrence City Commission, striving for an above-board search for a permanent city manager, took steps Tuesday to prevent any favoritism toward Acting City Manager Mike Wildgen. Wildgen, who served as Lawrence’s assistant city manager for 15 years and was named acting city manager in October after the death of Buford Watson, indicated that he will be a candidate for the permanent position, Mayor Bob Schumm said Tuesday night.
MINORITY ISSUES DISCUSSED AT KU
December 20, 1989
Students involved with a sociology class presentation at Kansas University will meet Thursday with Judith Ramaley, executive vice chancellor, about minority issues at KU. Ramaley initiated the meeting after hearing that three KU teaching assistants had made a class presentation about minorities.
DEVELOPERS SEE GOLF AWARD AS SELLING POINT
December 20, 1989
Officials of the Cedar Creek Development near DeSoto want their new golf course to attract attention, and hope that an award from a national golf magazine will help. Golf Digest, a national magazine dedicated to the sport of golf, recently named the golf course, Shadow Glen, the best new course of 1989.
REP. SLATTERY BACKS MOVE IN PANAMA
December 20, 1989
The U.S. invasion of Panama today in an effort to remove strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega will have global repercussions, a Kansas congressman and Kansas University professors said. President Bush said the primary goals were to capture Gen. Noriega, install an elected government, protect American life and safeguard the Panama Canal.
CORRECTION
December 20, 1989
Because of incorrect information supplied to the Journal-World, a story on holiday hours in Monday’s paper was inaccurate. The Helen Foresman Museum of Art on the Kansas University campus will be closed Sunday, but open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
December 20, 1989
Nine organizations and three individuals were cited as “Friends of the Parks” for their contributions to the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Fred DeVictor, parks and recreation director, and Mayor Bob Schumm handed out the awards Tuesday during a ceremony at the Lawrence City Commission meeting.