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PITY KITTY
November 21, 1989
She probably doesn’t want our sympathy, but Kitty Dukakis certainly deserves our compassion. After being hospitalized recently for consuming rubbing alcohol, the wife of last year’s Democratic presidential nominee, is still in treatment, although she reportedly is leaving the hospital for short visits. She is out of the woods medically, but she is now being treated in a facility that deals with “mood disorders.”
LIFESAVING TRAINING
November 21, 1989
Dear Editor: Yesterday, I witnessed a miracle that compels me to write and tell others about it.
LMH TAKES CARE TO PREVENT SWITCH
November 21, 1989
Several steps are taken at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to make sure there is no chance parents could take home the wrong newborn, hospital spokeswoman Judith McFadden said today. McFadden said she would like to know how a recently publicized baby switch in a rural Florida hospital could have occurred.
WATER CUSTOMERS JOIN PAYMENT PLAN
November 21, 1989
The number of Lawrence water customers taking advantage of an automatic payment plan continues to increase. Julia Karr, city finance director, said that as of Wednesday, the last billing date, 1,300 customers had signed up for the plan. The automatic payment plan deducts the amount of monthly water bills from a customer’s local checking or savings account on the date the bill is due.
REPORT TO INCLUDE VILLAGES HOME
November 21, 1989
A Villages family from Lawrence is expected to be featured in a segment of the CBS Evening News either Wednesday or Thursday. Erin Chappas, an associate with the Villages, said a news crew filmed segments of the report in Topeka and Lawrence last Monday and Tuesday. She said the story concerns the opening of a group home in Washington, D.C., for children who carry the AIDS virus, and the television crew filmed the Villages to show how such a home would operate.
LAST THREE GAMES WERE VINTAGE LHS
November 21, 1989
Three state titles are not five, and a .915 winning percentage can’t rival perfection. As Five-Year Awards go, Lawrence High’s football teams from 1956 to 1960 that went a perfect 47-0 and won five consecutive Associated Press consensus state championships are the winners.
DA CONTINUES SHOOTING PROBE
November 21, 1989
Investigation into the Nov. 13 shooting death of a 21-year-old Kansas University student probably will continue into next week, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory said today. Flory said he met with Assistant Dist. Atty. Rick Trapp on Monday to review the case and discuss what still needs to be done.
RIVER CITY RECYCLING CHOSEN FOR KU PROJECT
November 21, 1989
River City Recycling has been chosen by a committee putting together a recycling program at Kansas University as the company that will make a daily pickup of aluminum cans on campus. Jeff Morris, student senate vice president, said an eight-member committee consisting of members of Environs, a student environmental-awareness group, and members of the student senate voted unanimously to use River City Recycling.
SE MISSOURI AWARDS POST TO MUMFORD
November 21, 1989
John Mumford has been elevated from defensive coordinator to head coach at Southeast Missouri State as the school investigates allegations of NCAA rules violations. Mumford, a native of Lawrence, Kan., replaces Bill Maskill who stepped down Monday after two seasons.
STATE ISSUES PAROLE DECISIONS
November 21, 1989
Kansas Parole Board Director Micah Ross today announced the results of parole hearings last month for inmates convicted in local courts. The following is a list of inmates convicted in local courts, their place of incarceration in October, the charges of which they were convicted and the outcome of their parole hearings:
WILLIAM H. MUCHNIC
November 21, 1989
Services for William H. Muchnic, 72, San Diego, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Atchison. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. Mr. Muchnic died Saturday at a hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
NISHIKAWA CHOSEN AGAIN
November 21, 1989
Lori Nishikawa, a Washington University senior from Lawrence, Kan., has been named NCAA Div. III volleyball player of the year for an unprecedented second straight season. Nisikawa, who helped the Bears capture their first ever Div. III national championship after defeating Ohio Northern over the weekend, is the first player at any NCAA level to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. player of the year award twice.
FREDERICK SMITHMEYER
November 21, 1989
Frederick Cook Smithmeyer, 73, Seattle, a former faculty member at Kansas University, died Oct. 8 in a Seattle hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in the Lawrence area for many years where he was associated with his family business, the Poehler Mercantile Co.
GROUPS PLAN MEETING ON NOISE ORDINANCE
November 21, 1989
Neighborhood representatives and Kansas University student leaders, at the urging of the Lawrence City Commission, will try to work out differences over a proposed ordinance aimed at combating excessive noise. The commission, in a Monday afternoon study session, discussed a “disturbing the peace” ordinance backed by the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods but held off from endorsing the proposal until LAN officials and KU student leaders meet.
LOLA LONGANECKER
November 21, 1989
Services for Lola R. Longanecker, 89, Gardner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home with James Sanford officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Longanecker died this morning at the Meadowbrook Hospital in Gardner. She was born Aug. 10, 1900, in Jefferson County. She was a member of the Lone Star Church of the Brethren.
LLOYD LANGSTON
November 21, 1989
Services for Lloyd Virgil Langston, 75, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka, the Rev. Jon Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Langston died Sunday at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
CLARK SERVICES
November 21, 1989
Services for John U. Clark, 82, Eudora, were to be this afternoon at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial was to be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Clark died Saturday at a Eudora nursing home. He was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Sweet Springs, Mo.
436 FAMILIES APPLY FOR HELP
November 21, 1989
So far 436 local families have applied to the Holiday Bureau, and 114 of them have been “adopted” for Christmas, according to Sherri Cannon, director of Ballard Center. Cannon said families can apply for assistance until Dec. 8 at the participating agencies, which are Ballard Center, the Salvation Army, Penn House, Douglas County Senior Services and the Lawrence Indian Center.
CORRECTION
November 21, 1989
Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Monday’s Journal-World incorrectly stated the origin of a cost estimate on the south Lawrence trafficway. The estimate, of $56.26 million, was made by local officials. An estimate from the state early this fall was $60.532 million. The state’s latest estimate, which includes the Kansas Turnpike interchange but excludes the 15th Street interchange and accounts for inflation by using 1990 dollars, is $58,252,200.
ALL-BIG 8 TEAM LOADED WITH BUFFSHUSKERS
November 21, 1989
A quarterback who did something only four other football players in history ever did…a running back who gained more yards than any player ever gained at his school…a pair of defensive ends who choked back nearly every thrust that came their way. The Associated Press All-Big Eight team, decided by a panel of media obververs, is top-heavy with seniors and juniors and contains some of the best players at their position the conference has ever seen.
TEACHER CONTRACT DISPUTE NOW RESTS WITH FACT FINDER
November 21, 1989
After hearing more than eight hours of testimony and evidence Monday, the fact finder assigned to forge a contract agreement between the Tonganoxie School Board and the Tonganoxie Teachers Assn. now must propose a truce. Charles Krider, associate dean of Kansas University’s School of Business, was appointed to hear both sides of the district’s contract dispute for the 1989-90 school year. Krider now has 17 days to make a recommendation, based on the evidence and testimony, to the Kansas Department of Education and to each of the groups involved in the contract dispute.
DISPOSABLE CHILDREN
November 21, 1989
Editor, Journal-World: An infant is abandoned in a trash can, a 3-year-old is beaten to death. Although these incidents seem horrible to me, they obviously were not to the person who perpetrated them, nor to those who tune in as they are re-enacted on the weekly made-for-TV “docudrama.” Increasingly in our consumer society, children become products to be kept or thrown away, protected or destroyed just like any other lifestyle accessory.
WORK
November 21, 1989
In the first defense testimony in the tenure revocation hearing for Kansas University anthropology professor Dorothy Willner, an Iowa State University official said Willner was a demanding but stimulating teacher. Ellen Feinberg, who received a master’s degree in anthropology from KU, testified Monday that Willner “inspired me … to think more highly of my intellectual capabilities. Encouragement from her meant a lot. It wasn’t just given away.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 21, 1989
BIRTHS Terry and Lori Owens, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
JAYHAWKS PLACE 10TH AT NCAAS
November 21, 1989
Coach Gary Schwartz and his Kansas cross country team had a mighty good day on Chesapeake Bay. “I am elated. This is unbelievable,” Schwartz said after his Jayhawks placed 10th out of 22 teams Monday in the NCAA cross country championships on the U.S. Naval Academy golf course.
Last three games were vintage LHS
November 21, 1989
Three state titles are not five, and a .915 winning percentage can’t rival perfection. As Five-Year Awards go, Lawrence High’s football teams from 1956 to 1960 that went a perfect 47-0 and won five consecutive Associated Press consensus state championships are the winners.
PAINFUL SWITCH
November 21, 1989
This is a parents’ nightmare. Ten years after the fact, two families have learned that the daughters they raised are not their own. One couple still has a chance to get to know their biological daughter. The other father, whose wife already had died, will never have that chance.
CITY TO SEEK OUTSIDE ADVICE BEFORE HIRING A NEW MANAGER
November 21, 1989
The Lawrence City Commission won’t tackle its first search for a city manager in 20 years without seeking professional advice. Commissioners, meeting in a study session Monday afternoon, indicated they’re likely to hire a consultant rather than appoint a citizens screening committee to help them conduct the search.
FOR THE RECORD
November 21, 1989
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUNTY ROAD CLOSED
November 21, 1989
A county road south of Lecompton was closed today while Kansas Turnpike Authority crews repaired a bridge girder on the turnpike, which runs above the road. Lisa Callahan, KTA director of public relations, said the road, Douglas County Road 1029, was to reopen at 5 p.m. today.
LOCAL AGENCIES PLAN THANKSGIVING DINNERS
November 21, 1989
The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen and the Lawrence Salvation Army will be serving special Thanksgiving dinners to people in need again this year, and both agencies expect the number served may increase significantly. The Salvation Army will serve the first Thanksgiving dinner at noon Wednesday at the center, 946 N.H. Director John Churchill said the meal is for “anyone in the community who needs it.”
CORRECTION
November 21, 1989
Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Monday’s Journal-World incorrectly listed the days of city trash collection this week. For residents on a Monday/Thursday schedule, trash was collected Monday. For residents on a Tuesday/Friday schedule, trash was collected today. There will be no collections on Thursday or Friday.
VOTE POSSIBLE ON ARTS CENTER
November 21, 1989
The Lawrence City Commission soon will decide whether to ask taxpayers to finance a $3.5 million expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center. It is likely the commission will decide at its first meeting in December whether to hold the referendum to increase the city’s mill levy by about 2.7 mills to finance the project. A mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation.