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MASON LIKES WHAT HE SEES
August 18, 1990
Glen Mason looks at Kansas’ football team and likes what he sees. “It’s the first time since I’ve been here we’ve started to look like a major college team,” KU’s upbeat, third-year coach told the Big Eight Skywriters on Friday. “Now our equipment manager comes up to me and says things like `Coach, we need to order extra large shoulder pads.”’
ANIMALS OR HUMANS?
August 18, 1990
Most animal rights activists probably are well-intentioned, and in many cases, they have helped bring about improvements for the manner in which animals are treated. There are times, however, when the efforts of these individuals seem to be weighted far more for the benefit of animals than for the human race.
FINE APPOINTMENT
August 18, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden is to be congratulated for his most recent appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court. Thursday, he announced he was naming Bob Abbott, chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals, to the state’s highest court. Hayden has had the opportunity to make two appointments to the state supreme court since he moved into the governor’s office, and he has made two excellent selections. His first appointment was Fred Six, a Lawrence native and resident, who at the time of his appointment was serving as a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Now he has named Abbott.
KU WELCOMES FOREIGN STUDENTS
August 18, 1990
Paivi Kailpinen will probably hear her name pronounced every way except the correct way during the next few weeks. Her first name sounding like “pie-vee,” to Americans, Kailpinen is one of about 400 new international students who will study this year at Kansas University. In all KU has about 2,000 foreign students.
SWINFORD MAY NOT RED-SHIRT AFTER ALL
August 18, 1990
Wes Swinford’s red-shirt season is looking pinker and pinker all the time. Swinford was, of course, the surprise of the Kansas preseason football camp last fall. A freshman walk-on from an eight-man program in Morrison, Okla., Swinford started every game at linebacker for the Jayhawks last season.
KIMBRELL SUES COMPANY THAT BOUGHT HIS FIRM
August 18, 1990
W. David Kimbrell, co-founder of Hall-Kimbrell Environmental Services of Lawrence, has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the firm that purchased his company, alleging the company breached its stock purchase and employment agreements with Kimbrell. The suit, filed Friday afternoon in Douglas County District Court, alleges that Professional Services, Inc., a Chicago-based company that acquired Hall-Kimbrell in January, has “harassed” Kimbrell in an effort to force him from the company and “reap a windfall” in excess of $3 million.
T BEAT THE RUSH
August 18, 1990
Street construction may snarl traffic in some areas of Lawrence this weekend as thousands of Kansas University students converge on the city and find driving a bit rough in places. “Every effort has been made to try to get the projects done by the end of the summer,” city engineer Terese Gorman said. “But it’s just not practical to get everything done before the students get here.”
SHOOTING ACCIDENT INJURES LOCAL YOUTH
August 18, 1990
A 15-year-old Lawrence boy remained hospitalized this morning with a facial injury he suffered in a shooting accident late Friday morning. The boy, Geoffrey Beers, was listed in fair condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with a wound he suffered at 11:09 a.m. when he was struck by what officers believe was a shell casing from a .22 caliber rifle.
SATURDAY COLUMN
August 18, 1990
Kansas University is about to begin its 125th year of providing an educational opportunity for the young men and women of Kansas as well as an ever-growing number of students from throughout the country and from foreign lands. KU has a proud history, and there is every reason to believe the 1990-91 school year will be one of the best. Most facets of the university community appear to be in reasonably good shape. Enrollment totals are expected to match or slightly exceed last year’s figures, private financial support for the university is excellent, and the general morale of the faculty is fairly good. Although most states and institutions of higher learning are facing major fiscal restraints, Kansas’ economy is relatively good, and the citizens of the state have a long record of good, solid support for higher education.
EDWARD H. CHAMNEY
August 18, 1990
Services for Edward Harold Chamney, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rumsey Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Chamney died Friday at a Lawrence nursing home.
FIRE MARSHAL
August 18, 1990
After three years of planning, pleading and threatening, Lawrence firefighters have completed a program to bring Kansas University Greek houses into compliance with fire codes. Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr said that except for one fraternity that is vacant and being renovated, improvements have been made in all of the 39 fraternity and sorority houses that were identified in a survey conducted by firefighters in 1987.
GLENN SWEEPS GOLF TITLES
August 18, 1990
Chris Glenn made it a sweep of ladies’ club championships after this week’s Alvamar Country Club ladies tournament. Glenn, who earlier in the summer won her third ladies championship at Lawrence Country Club, fired a two-day total of 168 to win the Alvamar title by one stroke over Elaine Brady and Tara Donnelly.
LOCAL YOUTH HELPS SOCCER TEAM WIN
August 18, 1990
A young soccer player from Lawrence helped lead his team to the AAU/Jr. Olympics National Soccer Championship, where they earned the national under-10 division title in late July. Chad Glover, son of Bill and Myra Glover, is a member of the Udinese-Pritchard `80’s Soccer Team, which is made up of players from the greater Kansas City area.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
They’re driven by a desire to perform. They’re fueled by hope and not a little help from their folks. They know the odds are long, but they’re only young once. After all, if they’re good enough, they may get a shot.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
For the moment, Janet Hamburg dances between two worlds. In one, she’s the chair of the dance department at Kansas University, a world of teaching and stretching in the halls of Robinson Health and Recreation Center. In the other, she’s a scholar of movement.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Jackie Davis is taking the Kansas University Concert Series to your doorstep. Or, rather, your doorknob. “We’re having 8,000 `Do not disturb’ signs printed up,” said Davis, the series director. “They’ll have the Concert Series schedule printed on them.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
A compulsive womanizer, a family of dirt farmers and a human-eating plant not the kind of company you’d want in your living room. But they’re the kind of characters you’ll get to see during the 1990-91 University Theatre and Inge Theatre seasons at Kansas University.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Actor, director, teacher, writer, radio dramatist, commentator … Paul Meier does it all. Well, almost.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Peter Thompson is trying to keep some extremely popular programs together in a time when nobody, but nobody, has any money. “The program is in real danger of collapse on the capital side,” said Thompson, dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts. “There hasn’t been a lot of funds available to make repairs or buy and repair equipment.”
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
When the sun goes down on Lawrence, the nightowls come to life and gather at the town’s many nightspots. But if you set out to find Lawrence’s most popular nightspot, you’d better pack a lunch and arrange some time off from work, because for all practical purposes Lawrence’s hottest nightspot would be hard to find.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
From their perch on Mount Oread, it’s easy for Kansas University student artists, musicians and actors to look down on the arts in Lawrence proper. But a full set of opportunities await the more adventurous, committed KU students who want to have a chance to play with a symphony or chamber orchestra, act or work in a local theater production or teach children and adults at an art center.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Ted Johnson races between ideas like a test car around a track. First he’s talking about Proust, one of his specialties; then on to classical art, then to the poetry of Baudelaire, then to Horace and Plato, and finally back home to the buildings on Mount Oread.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
In the world of Kansas University performing arts, it takes a big volunteer effort just to get you to your seat. Each year, about 150 students participate in the Ambassador program, run by the Murphy Hall box office. In exchange for a free seat to a performance, these volunteers serve as greeters, ushers and guards.
IN REALITY, DREAM TEAMS FALL SHORT, FANTASY PROVIDES THE FUN
August 18, 1990
Remember pre-television days when as a kid you’d read about sports stars and teams and try to decide how they’d fare in dream confrontations? I always wondered how sprinter Jesse Owens would do against a race horse in a 100-yard dash, and wished there were some way I could see it. The incomparable Jesse did engage in a few such face-offs, and beat his four-legged opponent. But you had no chance to watch it, as you can nowadays via the tube. That wasn’t all bad, though. Sometimes dreaming was the most fun about it.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
There’s a lot more to Student Union Activities than $2 movies. SUA provides a wide range of programs for Kansas University students, ranging from guest speakers such as Monty Python comic Graham Chapman and Rolling Stone writer P.J. O’Rourke to ski trips to concerts to Strat-O-Matic baseball games.
FOR THE RECORD
August 18, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Kansas University’s choral music department will undergo some major changes this fall. James Ralston, the director of choral activities, calls them “the grand experiment.” A number of staff members are heading for greener pastures and leaving gaps in the faculty that won’t be filled because of Chancellor Gene Budig’s “selective hiring freeze.”
GARY MARANELL
August 18, 1990
Services are pending for Gary Michael Maranell, 57, Lawrence. Mr. Maranell died Friday evening at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. The body was cremated.
T AT PEAK
August 18, 1990
Douglas County’s fall crops corn, milo and soybeans are on schedule and appear to be packing plenty of high-yield potential, agriculture experts say. However, prices for the three crops do not look quite as promising this year because of large supplies of grains worldwide and because of anticipated good crops this fall, a local grain merchandiser said.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
When Joe Zeller talks about design, all sorts of other subjects creep in: industrial psychology, professional ethics and planned obsolescence. He speaks about design so broadly because design is, in fact, broad.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
Three very different worlds await aspiring actors leaving Kansas University; all of them have their pluses and minuses, according to one casting expert. “When I left graduate school, there weren’t nearly as many choices as there are now,” said Marilyn Henry, who runs the New York casting office for the ABC television network. “You had to go to New York or Los Angeles. But now there are many options across the map.”
HOSPITAL BIRTHS
August 18, 1990
Mrs. and Mr. Juan Machado, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Melissa and Billy Adcox, Tonganoxie, a boy, Thursday.
KU EDITION
August 18, 1990
A Kansas University journalism school lunch more than a year ago wasn’t just another academic dining experience for Andrea Norris. Norris, director of KU’s Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, ended up talking with a man who put together a show of photographs featuring prominent African-American women.