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NCAA DISTRICT FIVE SATURDAY IN TERRE HAUTEIND.
November 11, 1989
MEN Team scores: Iowa State 33, Nebraska 90, Kansas 98, Illinois State 99, Kansas State 113, Oklahoma State 125, Southern Illinois 170, Northern Iowa 255, Indiana State 257, Missouri 258, Southwest Missouri State 273, Wichita State 278, Bradley 305.
TAX PROTEST FORMS AVAILABLE
November 11, 1989
There is some recourse for people who are shocked by the size of their 1989 property tax bills. People can choose to pay their taxes under protest. Protest forms are available at the Douglas County treasurer’s office and some lending institutions.
GRISSOM TO MOVE TO JAIL MONDAY
November 11, 1989
Richard Grissom Jr., the man accused of killing three young Johnson County women, will be moved to the Johnson County Jail next week, the district attorney said Friday. Grissom will be moved Monday from the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing to the Adult Detention Center in Olathe, Paul Morrison said.
S EARLY SCORE ALARMED LAWRENCE
November 11, 1989
It didn’t take long for Lawrence High’s football team to come to a realization Friday night. Senior end Clint Bowen said he knew the Lions were in trouble when Shawnee Mission South covered 48 yards on its first possession in just three plays and scored less than three minutes into the first quarter of the Class 6A state semifinal at Haskell Stadium.
LAWMAKER CRITICIZES DECISION ON SESSION
November 11, 1989
The lawmaker who led the charge for a special session said Friday that Gov. Mike Hayden’s decision to hold committee hearings instead of calling all lawmakers to Topeka is a “don’t worry, be happy” response to a serious problem of skyrocketing property taxes. However, others said Hayden’s decision is the best of all possible answers to the question of calling a special session to resolve problems created by shifts in the property tax burden caused by reappraisal, classification and the elimination of manufacturers’ and merchants’ inventories from the property tax base.
DA SAYS DEFENDANT ADMITTED KILLING BOY
November 11, 1989
Emphasizing what authorities believe was a confession by a man accused of killing a Lawrence boy in July 1988, attorneys offered opening statements Friday in the man’s Douglas County District Court trial. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory told jurors that the defendant, John William, offered several different versions of the death when he was questioned shortly after authorities found the mutilated body of the boy, Richard Settlemyre, floating in the Kansas River on July 14.
LOCAL HORSE TAKES HONORS AT ROYAL
November 11, 1989
A local horse overcame what its owner described as million-to-one odds to trot away with top honors at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, Mo., this week. But then again, the owner also said that her horse is no ordinary animal.
TRAXLER SERVICES
November 11, 1989
Services for Dorothy “Dotty” Traxler, 43, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Perry Post No. 142 of the American Legion with the Rev. Don Flanner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery north of Perry. Mrs. Traxler died Thursday at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital. She had cancer.
FOR THE RECORD
November 11, 1989
District court Criminal case proceedings
KU FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS HAD MORE THAN PHYSICAL TALENT
November 11, 1989
Kansas football coach Glen Mason attended a recent gathering of some of the Jayhawks’ 11 All-Americans and the conversation turned to that little edge that makes some players extra-special. “Mental attitude,” said Mason without hesitation. “You take a kid with outstanding physical traits, and some smaller, slower guy who doesn’t seem to have nearly the potential outperforms him. It’s the mind and heart. Look around the room. None of these guys is all that imposing physically; they were All-Americans because they wanted to excel and wouldn’t compromise to failure. They’d find some way to beat you.
LIONS STOMP RAIDERS IN STATE SEMIS, 34-7
November 11, 1989
At 6-1, 171 pounds, Lawrence High safety Darryl Monroe is nowhere near overweight, but with one plop on the football he flattened No. 1-ranked Shawnee Mission South’s hopes of a shot at the Class 6A state title. Monroe’s recovery at the LHS five with 3:43 left in the third quarter preserved a 14-7 lead, and Lawrence rolled to a 34-7 state semifinal win before a crowd of about 7,000 Friday at Haskell Stadium.
MANHATTAN TOPS DODGE CITY
November 11, 1989
For the third straight year, Manhattan High has beaten Dodge City in the Class 6A state football semifinals, and for the third straight year, the Indians will face Lawrence for the championship. Two big plays Friday staked Manhattan to a 17-0 halftime lead, and the Tribe wound up with a 24-7 win over the fourth-ranked Red Demons.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 11, 1989
ADMISSIONS Henrietta Doner-Hedrick, Lawrence.
Lions stomp Raiders in state semis, 34-7
November 11, 1989
At 6-1, 171 pounds, Lawrence High safety Darryl Monroe is nowhere near overweight, but with one plop on the football he flattened No. 1-ranked Shawnee Mission South’s hopes of a shot at the Class 6A state title. Monroe’s recovery at the LHS five with 3:43 left in the third quarter preserved a 14-7 lead, and Lawrence rolled to a 34-7 state semifinal win before a crowd of about 7,000 Friday at Haskell Stadium.
DA says defendant admitted killing boy
November 11, 1989
Emphasizing what authorities believe was a confession by a man accused of killing a Lawrence boy in July 1988, attorneys offered opening statements Friday in the man’s Douglas County District Court trial.
S ENOUGH TO SPOIL A GOOD HUNTING TRIP
November 11, 1989
Scene: Somewhere out west. “Sorry we haven’t met before, but we’ve been hunting pheasants out here for years, friend. Thought maybe you wouldn’t mind.”
TAX BILLS CATCH MANY OFF GUARD
November 11, 1989
For months, taxpayers have heard about property reappraisal. But it didn’t hit home for many people until this week, when they received their 1989 tax bills and saw what it meant in dollars and cents.
COMPLAINTS FLOODING IN
November 11, 1989
Douglas County commissioners are getting an earful from taxpayers upset about their 1989 property tax bills. “I’ve heard the entire gamut, I suppose, of comments,” from people whose taxes had jumped significantly to those whose taxes had decreased, said Mike Amyx, commission chairman.
MISGUIDED CONCERN
November 11, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: Surely it is wise for city commissioners to use all means and act as quickly as possible to tear down Mr. Burr’s 100-year-old sandstone. Just by looking at it you can tell someone will surely be hurt or killed, but heaven forbid that you even think of razing the old Theta Chi fraternity, for it is a miracle which we must preserve at all costs.
PROF SAYS COLLEAGUE IS ILL, UNABLE TO DO JOB
November 11, 1989
Kansas University anthropology professor Felix Moos said Friday his faculty colleague of 23 years, Dorothy Willner, is ill and unable to perform her academic duties. Willner, a tenured anthropology professor since 1970, is four weeks into a dismissal hearing before the KU Faculty Senate Committee on Tenure and Related Problems.
BUDIGS GIVE $25,000 TO KU FUND DRIVE
November 11, 1989
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and his wife, Gretchen, have made an outright gift of $25,000 to the KU Endowment Association, Campaign Kansas National Chairman Jordan Haines announced Friday. The gift will help fund a teaching professorship in the School of Social Welfare and career teaching awards in the School of Education at KU.
LAWRENCE CELEBRATES EVENTS IN E. GERMANY
November 11, 1989
Although most of the people who came together near the corner of 12th and Indiana near the Kansas University campus Friday afternoon were students interested in finding an escape from a week of study, some were there to give thanks for the lifting of oppression in East Germany. Especially those who have a personal stake in the outcome.
OF 1990 BUDGETS
November 11, 1989
Lawrence and Douglas County officials say they were prepared for a state law that based 1990 budget authority on 1989 levels, and they say they didn’t “pad” budgets as is alleged of some Kansas municipal and county governments. A trio of state legislators, led by House Majority Leader Robert H. Miller, have endorsed a state investigation into allegations that local units of government padded their 1989 budgets and found loopholes in the reappraisal law to create bloated property tax mill levies. The 1990 budget year is the first affected by statewide reappraisal.
PRODUCTION
November 11, 1989