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WILDERNESS SATELLITE
November 12, 1989
In 1977, Chris Norment and five companions set out to spend 14 months traversing 2,200 miles of land and water by canoe and dogsled, wintering in the frozen wilderness of the Northwest Territories. The trip from the Yukon to the Hudson Bay was a personal challenge and a way to get away from the confines of civilization.
SCHOOL BOND TIMING
November 12, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: I would like to hear discussion about the recent denial of bond issues for school expansion in surrounding school districts, Eudora and DeSoto.
IN THIN AIR
November 12, 1989
Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has proposed some worthwhile legislation to protect travelers from airline failures, such as the recent one by Braniff Airlines. Her legislation would require the nation’s airlines to develop a plan that would guarantee that people holding airline tickets will be able either to travel or get their money back even if their airline ceases operation as part of a bankruptcy plan.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 12, 1989
DISMISSALS Ray Alberta McFarland, 2200 Harper; Sherry Lee and baby girl, 332 E. 19th St.; and Lorene Hinze, Ottawa.
CEREMONIES PAY TRIBUTE TO VETERANS
November 12, 1989
It was a day to remember those who have served and those who have died. And perhaps the greatest tribute to those who have fallen would be to reach a time when countries would no longer need soldiers. That was the message of hope during Veteran’s Day ceremonies at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post No. 14. on Saturday.
DONOHOE-SMITH COMBINATION COMMON
November 12, 1989
The more Kansas quarterback Kelly Donohoe passes, the more he looks for Quintin Smith. “I’ve had a tendency to look for him more and more as the season goes along,” Donohoe said, “because he knows how to get open.”
BAKER RENOVATION EFFORT TO BRING UNIVERSITY BUILDING BACK TO LIFE
November 12, 1989
Renovation work is expected to start this month on Baker University’s oldest building, Parmenter Hall. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is deteriorating, according to Daniel M. Lambert, president of the university. Earlier this year the university launched a $1 million fund-raising drive exclusively for the hall, asking alumni and friends to help save the building which has housed everything from science classes to a museum to a cafeteria in its 120-year history.
ARNOLD RANSDELL
November 12, 1989
Services for Arnold G. “Slim” Ransdell, 88, of Lawrence are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ransdell died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CLAUDE V. PAYNE
November 12, 1989
Services for Claude V. Payne, 78, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Payne died Friday in a traffic accident in Kansas City, Kan.
K.I. DRYDEN
November 12, 1989
Services for K.I. Dryden, 93, Oklaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa with Merrilyn Slack officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mr. Dryden died Friday at an Oskaloosa nursing home.
LEONE M. DOCKSTADER
November 12, 1989
Services for Leone M. Dockstader, 96, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Beloit with the Rev. Dennis Cobb officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit. Mrs. Dockstader died Friday evening at the Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.
VEGETARIAN GROUP PLANS ANIMAL RIGHTS EVENTS
November 12, 1989
The Kansas University Vegetarian Society has planned several campus events in conjunction with the organization’s Animal Rights Awareness Days, which it will observe Monday through Wednesday. Events include a vegetarian cooking class and a talk by the associate dean of the KU law school about laws governing animal rights.
HOW THEY SCORED
November 12, 1989
First Quarter 7:01 Douglas 6 run. Jayhawks drove 78 yards in 12 plays after punt. Sands carried six times for 44 yards, including 19-yarder for biggest play. Donohoe completed four of five passes for 28 yards. Fleeman, kick. (KU 7, NU 0).
UNIVERSITY WORKERS SEEK BETTER BENEFITS
November 12, 1989
The positions adopted by the Kansas Council of Classified Employees will be compiled and presented to the Kansas Legislature during its 1990 sesson. The cost of health care was the most heavily debated issue of the the long Saturday session, which was held in the English Room of the Kansas Union.
S MEN THIRD, EARN NCAA BID
November 12, 1989
By finishing third at the NCAA District Five cross country meet here Saturday, Kansas’ men’s team qualified for the NCAA national meet. The NCAA meet will be held Nov. 20 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
BAKER TOPS GRACELAND
November 12, 1989
Baker has called for the two-minute drill with the game in doubt before, but it had never worked until Saturday’s 22-21 victory over Graceland College. “This is the first time I’ve ever used it in this situation and went down and scored,” said 10th-year Baker coach Charlie Richard. “In overtime, the kids really showed great determination and composure.”
SCHOOLS LAUD LOCAL PATRONS WITH AWARDS
November 12, 1989
Lawrence educators kicked off American Education Week with a reception Friday afternoon at the Adams Alumni Center. At the reception, each of the Lawrence public schools honored a local person that contributes to the school, with a “Friends of Education” award.
SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS DRUG EDUCATION PLAN
November 12, 1989
A controversial drug education curriculum, which may be tried at South Junior High School, is scheduled for discussion by Lawrence school board members during their meeting Monday. The program, called “Skills for Living,” has been the focus in recent weeks of considerable scrutiny by parents, some of them members of a local Christian group, who object to the program’s content.
STATE PIANO HONORS
November 12, 1989
Three Lawrence youth won honors in the Kansas Music Teachers Assn. District I music auditions at Washburn University in October. Jean Lim, 11, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Shine Min Lim, won first place in the elementary division; Audrey Tang, 12, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Adrian Tang, won first place in the intermediate division; and Adam Hefty, 15, son of Mrs. Marla Hefty, received honorable mention in the high school division. Foundations honored
ARTS NOTES
November 12, 1989
Lawrence artist wins honors in exhibition Lawrence artist Ruth Bowman received third-place honors in the “Kansas 9” juried exhibition for her sculpture “Puerile.” Janet Satz, also of Lawrence, was presented with an honorable mention award for a mixed media piece, “Landlock.” Other winners include Susan Nelson of Leavenworth, first place, and Michael Jilg of Hays, second place. The annual exhibition, sponsored by the Kansas Arts Commission, was juried by Suzanne Muchnic, art critic for the Los Angeles Times. The show is on view at the Mulvane Art Center, Washburn University, through Nov. 27.
JAZZ GUITARISTS AT THEIR BEST ON NEW RECORDS
November 12, 1989
easily digestible chestnuts by chuck berg JOHN ABERCROMBIE, The John Abercrombie Trio (ECM 1390): Guitarist John Abercrombie stands poised at the cutting edge of today’s most creative and substantial improvised music. Together with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine (the nucleus of Johnson’s Bass Desires group), this recording lets loose another sonic probe that provokes and satisfies.
SHAKY MIDDLE GROUND
November 12, 1989
The middle ground Gov. Mike Hayden has chosen on the abortion issue is the very spot that recent elections in other states have shown to be politically shaky. Hayden focused his abortion stance on two issues. In his announcement this week, he said he will call for laws that require parental consent for abortions performed on girls under 16 and restrict abortions for all women after the 22nd week of the pregnancy. Late abortions, he says, should be allowed only in cases of rape or incest, when the mother’s life is endangered or when the fetus is malformed.
THEATRE OF THE DEAF FOCUSES ON ART
November 12, 1989
David Hays, artistic director of the National Theatre of the Deaf, says he isn’t a champion of deaf people as much as he is a producer of good theater. “The social (effect) is all fallout,” said Hays, during a recent phone interview. “It happens best if we concentrate on being good.”
DUTY
November 12, 1989
When Lawrence firefighters stand by for the landing and takeoff of an emergency ambulance service helicopter from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, they’re prepared for the worst. And although a helicopter accident hasn’t occurred since emergency helicopter companies began in 1978 to transport seriously injured or ill patients from Lawrence to hospitals in other cities, firefighters say they meet helicopter landings prepared to contend with a crash.
NEBRASKA TIPS KANSAS, 51-14
November 12, 1989
Armistice Day it may have been, but Kansas never waved so much as a white hanky. Still, KU coach Glen Mason did consider waving for the bus driver early in Saturday’s 51-14 loss to Nebraska.
RELATING TO DISABILITIES IS STRESSED FOR STUDENTS
November 12, 1989
Children at Cordley School are learning more about disabilities, and a counselor and some teachers hope that will help them be more sensitive to people who have impairments. “We felt like there was a need for children to be aware of differences, but also to see how much they are like people who have impairments,” said Carlotta Hemphill, Cordley’s counselor.
TAX CHANGES MIXED FOR BUSINESSES
November 12, 1989
The 1989 property tax bills mailed out Thursday have drawn a mixed reaction in Lawrence’s business community. As a class, commercial and industrial property’s share of the property tax burden has increased, from 15.4 percent in 1988 to 23.8 percent in 1989.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES SEE REAL ESTATE TAXES INCREASE
November 12, 1989
While commercial property as a whole is shouldering more of the tax burden for 1989, taxes are going up for some businesses and down for others. Here are some examples of changes in tax bills for downtown Lawrence businesses, as provided by the Douglas County treasurer’s office:
NOTES AND QUOTES . . .
November 12, 1989
Notes and quotes while wondering if that five-overtime NBA game the other night lasted longer than a regulation NFL game… At a time when his popularity is at a peak, Colorado football coach Bill McCartney stirred a pot of controversy when he agreed to talk at a rally for Operation Rescue, a group that blocks abortion clinic doors. “I feel a responsibility to speak,” McCartney said…
SLUETHING QUILTS
November 12, 1989
Crazy quilts of the late 1800s get their name from the “crazed glaze” of Japanese ceramics of the day, which their design emulates not from their crazy looks. String quilts, also popular in the late 1800s, made good use of narrow strips of fabric castoffs, really and quite possibly were made by Lawrence quilters with scraps from the Wilder Shirt Factory, which operated from the late 1800s until about 1915 in the 600 block of New Hampshire Street, where Reuter Pipe Organ Co. is today.
DRAWINGS HELP STUDENTS RECALL LECTURES, PROF SAYS
November 12, 1989
The key to enhancing long-term memory may lie in the drawing of a picture, a Kansas University professor believes. Robert Hohn, professor of educational psychology and research, has been studying various aspects of memory for the last three years. He recently completed research on how instructors can help students retain information, and he found that memory improved when lectures were accompanied by visual images.
S FATE HINGES ON LEADERSHIP, KU PROFESSORS SAY
November 12, 1989
Perspectives on the June military crackdown in China were varied, but four Kansas University professors agreed Friday that the country’s political and economic future hinges on a likely power struggle that will occur after senior leader Deng Xiaoping dies. The remarks were made at a panel discussion at the Kansas Union. About 50 people attended “The events in Beijing June 1989: Four Perspectives,” sponsored by the KU Center for East Asian Studies.