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CHOICES AND CHALLENGES
April 29, 1990
Criticism has been unfairly leveled at Barbara Bush by a group of Wellesley College students protesting her selection as commencement speaker. After the announcement was made, students circulated a petition saying that “to honor Barbara Bush as a commencement speaker is to honor a woman who has gained recognition through the achievements of her husband, which contradicts what we have been taught over our years at Wellesley.”
BOXING CLUB
April 29, 1990
A buzzer sounds sharply in Robert Revere’s training gym northeast of Lawrence and eight young boxers go to work. Dance and jab, dance and jab, dance and jab. The boxers, aged 14 to 21, sock it to different kinds of punching bags, shadow-box, jump rope and pop sit ups.
POLICE COMPUTER PAYS OFFEVEN WITH INFREQUENT USE
April 29, 1990
In terms of usage, a computer that allows hearing- and speech-impaired people to communicate with dispatchers hasn’t paid off for the Lawrence Police Department. The $575 machine has gathered a lot of dust since it was purchased five years ago, having been used only a handful of times.
FOR THE RECORD
April 29, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BLANCHE M. PLAISTED
April 29, 1990
Services for Blanche M. Plaisted, 86, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary will the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery in Meriden. Mrs. Plaisted died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FIRST-CLASS QB NEEDED FOR CHIEFS TO PURSUE TITLE
April 29, 1990
The Kansas City Chiefs converse happily about their latest football draft and how it should strengthen the team. A linebacker such as Percy Snow certainly could bolster the defense. But until the Chiefs unearth and establish a first-class quarterback, their chances of making a strong title bid will remain shaky at best. Good as the Chief defense may be, KC still needs an offense that doesn’t rely so much on the rushes of Christian Okoye, who has a penchant for injury and may not always be available. The club needs better pitching and catching.
LOCAL DISTRICT WOULD BENEFIT UNDER STALLED SCHOOL AID PLAN
April 29, 1990
A Lawrence public school administrator liked the looks of a compromise school finance package that stalled in the Senate Saturday after a dispute about lids on school district budget increases. The plan, which faced an uncertain fate Saturday night when the Legislature adjourned until Monday, would provide the local school district with an increase of $592,288 in state aid and raise the mill levy by about 1.69 mills. A mill is $1 of taxation for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
AUTOPSY SET FOR BODY FOUND IN E. LAWRENCE
April 29, 1990
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday on partially decomposed body found Friday in the 800 block of East Eighth Street, Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said Saturday night. Olin also said officials have not yet identified the victim, nor the gender or approximate age.
TOPS KU SYMPHONY BILL
April 29, 1990
Samuel Jones wrote “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” not to praise famous men, but to praise the great women and men who often go unsung in American life. At least that’s how he interprets a verse from the Biblical Apocrypha in which the phrase appears and the book by that title written about sharecroppers by James Agee and photographed by Walker Evans.
LOOKS AT RELIGION, FAMILY TIES
April 29, 1990
She refers to her baby as an “unformed” child. The baby has no arms, no legs, no eyes or mouth and no vital organs. But the baby survives. The mother, her brother and her preacher-father take the baby away from 1940s Arkansas doctors and hit the road.
VISIONS IN GLASS
April 29, 1990
Central Kansas in the 1950s was no cultural Mecca. In fact, Vernon Brejcha didn’t know too much about art until he left Holyrood for the big city Hays. But the cultural vacuum let Brejcha, now an internationally known glass artist, do his own thing. He’s grateful for that.
BOARD TO DISCUSS CLASS SCHEDULE
April 29, 1990
The Lawrence school board will discuss Monday night a high school class schedule that could allow students to take a greater variety of courses. Presently, Lawrence High School students have their school day divided into six periods. Students also may choose to attend school for an extra period in the morning during what is called “zero hour.” That option usually is exercised by students who want to take more elective courses along with their required courses.
J-W STAFFERS WIN WRITING CONTEST
April 29, 1990
Two Journal-World staff members were among winners in the Kansas Press Women Communications Contest. Awards were announced at the KPW spring meeting held Saturday in Marysville. Ann Gardner, J-W editorial page editor, received first-place awards for single pages regularly edited and for page layout in newspapers under 30,000 circulation, and second- and third-place awards for editorials written for newspapers in the same circulation category.
PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION
April 29, 1990
A project involving renovation of a 120-year-old house and the construction of three residential cottages in the Oread neighborhood is coming along smoothly, and organizers hope to begin renting them out after June 15, when the work is scheduled for completion. Nancy Shontz, a member of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance board, said the project will mark the LPA’s first completed restoration.
NOTES AND QUOTES
April 29, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Royals will be hollering “Mayday, mayday” on May Day… Here’s one for the books. Dewight Stewart, a 6-9 high school basketball player in Memphis, called a news conference to announce whether he would sign with either Oklahoma and Memphis State. Then Stewart abruptly canceled the session and revealed he had already signed with Washington State last November…
LAKE OFFERS AREA SCUBA DIVERS NEW UNDERWATER ADVENTURES
April 29, 1990
Scuba diving in Kansas? It may not be the Caribbean, but a recently opened recreational facility near this small town about 25 miles south of Lawrence offers divers the chance to explore sunken ships, follow underwater trails and observe 22 species of fish.
MIX OF PEOPLE RIVALS MUSIC FOR ATTENTION AT KU EVENT
April 29, 1990
Hundreds of Kansas University students, local residents and frolicking dogs took advantage of sunny skies Saturday to enjoy hours of live music during the annual Day on the Hill. Eight local and national musical groups created a variety of sounds ranging from acoustic guitar to rap to funky metal. The folk rock band Which Doctors, of Lawrence, kicked off the event at noon, and Toad the Wet Sprocket played from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to wrap up the night.
JAYHAWKS SWEEP OU
April 29, 1990
Steve Renko, Mike Massey and Kansas’ baseball team showed Saturday that there’s more than one way to sweep a doubleheader. Renko, a hard-throwing senior, carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and wound up with a three-hit, 6-1 win over Oklahoma.
CANDIDATES EXCHANGE OPINIONS DURING DEMOCRATIC DEBATE AT KU
April 29, 1990
Three Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidates exchanged opinions on toxic waste, property tax relief, and qualified university admissions during a debate Saturday night at Kansas Univeristy. Former Gov. John Carlin, State Treasurer Joan Finney, and the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. took part in the debate, which was sponsored by the Kansas Young Democrats. About 80 people attened the debate.
IRE
April 29, 1990
The natives are getting restless. “I’ve been here a couple of years and I’ve never heard that from the fans,” said Kansas City shortstop Kurt Stillwell, referring to boos. “All I can say to the fans is we want to win.
CIVIC CHOIR
April 29, 1990
`The chorus has no preconceived notions of how the piece should sound.’ John Buehler.
BEER SELLERS TAP INTO LOCAL MARKET
April 29, 1990
It was a sobering sight to a thirsty beer lover on a hot, muggy day: thousands of cases of beer and kegs stacked 15 to 20 feet high in a warehouse in eastern Lawrence. The quantity of brew literally was enough to slake the thirst for Anheuser-Busch products in a six-county area.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 29, 1990
ADMISSIONS Teresa Thorton, 1036 Conn.
April 29, 1990
Charles Warriner describes himself as a computer nerd. He writes letters and compositions on his computer. He keeps track of his spending on his computer. And he enjoys his computer games, especially “Welltris.”