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CONSUMER AFFAIRS PROVIDES A HELPING HAND
October 14, 1989
The new office of the Consumer Affairs Association Inc. looks like an enlarged microchip: packed with information. This “informational clearinghouse,” as co-director Julia Pitner calls it, is a centralized non-profit agency where consumers can inquire about almost anything. The office at 700 Mass., Suite 211, is full of pamphlet displays, file cabinets and bookcases. There is hardly any room for Ms. Pitner and co-director Susan Gomez to position their desks.
RED CROSS WORKERS GIVE ONE-ON-ONE AID
October 14, 1989
Hurricane Hugo may have struck the East Coast and the Caribbean, but its impact has been felt in Lawrence. Mary Thomas, a volunteer with the Lawrence chapter of the American Red Cross, was on call to help out where Hurricane Hugo hit hardest.
MINISERIES PREMIERE SCHEDULED IN TOPEKA
October 14, 1989
The premiere showing of a miniseries that was partly filmed in Lawrence will be in Topeka on Oct. 29. The NBC miniseries “Cross of Fire” will be shown at the Kansas City Saloon at Topeka’s Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Mall. Cost is $50 a person, which includes dinner.
JOYCE A. HORGAN
October 14, 1989
A Mass of Christian burial for Joyce A. “Jo” Horgan, 50, Topeka, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Assumption in Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Horgan died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She had cancer. She was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Lawrence.
KU COMPUTERS SEEM TO BE VIRUS-FREE
October 14, 1989
Kansas University came through Friday’s expected computer virus without so much as a sniffle. “It looks like it’s more hoopla than fact,” Herb Harris, assistant director of academic user services at KU’s Computing Services, said Friday afternoon. “Nobody has reported any trouble to us.”
FOR THE RECORD
October 14, 1989
Law enforcement report District court
JOHN W. LLOYD
October 14, 1989
Graveside services for John William Damon Lloyd, 21, Des Moines, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Silent City Cemetery in DeSoto. He died Tuesday at his home. Des Moines police said Mr. Lloyd died of carbon monoxide poisoning and the death was ruled a suicide.
LOCAL BROKERS PREDICTING QUICK RECOVERY
October 14, 1989
Although Friday’s 190-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average seemed similar to the Friday before the stock market crash two years ago, many factors in the economy are different than they were on Oct. 19, 1987, say local stock brokers. For that reason, several brokers contacted this morning predicted that the market will soon bounce back although Monday’s activity is likely to start off slow.
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 14, 1989
An extremely important hearing will be held at Kansas University Monday. This is the meeting of the Faculty Senate Committee on Tenure and Related Problems, and it is being convened to hear arguments as to whether a member of the KU faculty should be stripped of her tenure. This is a rare action. There is no way of knowing how long the hearing process will last and what the outcome may be. Regardless, the arguments and deliberations in this case will be monitored closely by KU faculty members as well as university teachers and administrators throughout the country.
WOMAN TRYING TO REBUILD LIFE
October 14, 1989
Angelina Guadalupe has already lived through a mother’s nightmare. Early last month, the 64-year-old Long Island, N.Y., woman learned that her daughter, Nilsa Sanchez, had been murdered. Law enforcement officials converged on Lawrence for two weeks after the woman’s body was found in a culvert southwest of Stull but have been unable to come up with a suspect in the crime.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 14, 1989
BIRTHS Vincent and Brenda Taylor, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
EURODA FALLS, 33-20, TO KC AQUINAS
October 14, 1989
Don Durkin preached a simple sermon to his Eudora High football team. “Believe,” he said, “in yourselves.”
COMMISSIONERS BEGIN TO SET GOALS
October 14, 1989
A day of preliminaries behind them, Lawrence city commissioners today began the task of setting goals during their 24-hour retreat at a hotel here. Commissioners and city administrators met for five hours Friday afternoon with Bob Saunders, a management consultant who was hired to serve as facilitator during the retreat.
RACING PANEL FACES LEGAL ACTION
October 14, 1989
Atty. Gen. Robert Stephan said Friday that he will consider taking legal action against the state Racing Commission after it allowed a Wichita developer to give up a license to build a racetrack in southeast Kansas in return for its $250,000 deposit. “I’m in a state of shock,” Stephan said of the commission’s actions. “I think it’s absurd.”
Shawnee Heights close, but not close enough to upset Lawrence
October 14, 1989
For one half of football on Friday night, Shawnee Heights almost completely befuddled No. 2-ranked Lawrence High. Almost wasn’t good enough, however, and the Lions survived a 21-14 scare at Heights’ Stadium
October 14, 1989
Reluctantly, Sean Tunstall relinquished his uniform Friday. Off to mothballs went basketball jersey No. 22, immediately following Kansas University’s Media Day festivities at Allen Fieldhouse.