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LIONS HOPE TO SLOW KU SIGNEE GURLEY
December 3, 1990
Bring him on. “I think our kids really want the challenge of playing against him,” Lawrence High basketball coach Ron Weber said, referring to 6-5 Shawnee Mission South standout Greg Gurley.
COLD WEATHER NOT EXPECTED TO STAY AROUND
December 3, 1990
Lawrence and area residents may face some of the coldest temperatures of the season tonight, but later this week the mercury will rebound into more moderate ranges, forecasters predict. “We’re still sort of in a roller-coaster period,” said Steve Keys, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “We’ve had a few days of cold, damp weather, but we’ll be seeing above-normal temperatures later in the week.”
TRAFFIC PANEL TO DISCUSS SIXTH STREET
December 3, 1990
Recommendations for changes in the configuration of Sixth Street will draw scrutiny from the Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission during its monthly meeting at 7:30 tonight. The TSC will discuss a report from the Sixth Street Task Force, a city-appointed group that met during the summer and fall to formulate plans related to traffic on Sixth between Maine and Massachusetts streets. The TSC meeting will be in the commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
CAMPAIGN BRINGS IN 1,500 TOYS
December 3, 1990
About 1,500 toys have been donated so far during the Toys for Tots campaign, organized by the Salvation Army, Sunflower Cablevision and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Sunflower sponsored a live telethon Sunday, and Jan McNish, Sunflower Cable office manager, said the bulk of toys was donated during the telethon.
TELEPHONE SCAM REPORTED IN AREA
December 3, 1990
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department is alerting area residents to watch out for a telephone scam. Janette Nesmith, public relations officer with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department, said a woman recently notified the department about the scam. The woman said she received a phone call from a person claiming to be a representative from a firm called Unified Consolidated Distribution. The caller told the woman she had won a large sum of money but needed to put up some of her own money before receiving her winnings.
SUCCESSFUL DRIVE
December 3, 1990
Lawrence and Douglas County residents deserve to be pleased and proud with the successful United Way campaign, which has just been completed. United Way officials last week reported contributions of $886,000, 4.6 percent above the goal set for this year’s campaign. It was also 10 percent greater than the amount raised last year, and organizers say more pledges and gifts are likely to be received before this year’s drive wraps up. This successful drive did not happen by accident, but is due to the generosity and compassion of Lawrence and Douglas County residents and businesses and the planning and hard work of United Way officers and volunteers.
PROFESSOR
December 3, 1990
At this point, only Don Steeples’ patience has been shaken by the prediction of a dramatic earthquake hitting the bootheel section of southeast Missouri. “There’s no doubt in my mind that it (the projection) is irresponsible and absurd,” Steeples, a seismologist at the Kansas Geological Survey based at Kansas University, said today.
WILBERT H. GULLEY
December 3, 1990
Services for Wilbert H. Gulley, 66, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Ericksten officiating. Golden Rule Lodge No. 90 AF&AM will perform Masonic graveside services at Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Gulley died Sunday in Topeka.
FOR THE RECORD
December 3, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR J-W WINS TWO AP AWARDS
December 3, 1990
A Lawrence Journal-World photographer won two awards in the 1990 Missouri-Kansas Associated Press Newsphoto contest. Ben Bigler took first in the feature category for a photograph “Judges’ Scrutiny,” which was taken during a daffodil show. Bigler also took second in the sports category for a photograph “The One That Got Away” taken during a Kansas City Chiefs football game.
HALLMARK FUNDING KU DESIGN PROFESSORSHIP
December 3, 1990
The Hallmark Corporate Foundation has committed $300,000 to permanently finance an endowed professorship in design at Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts. Peter Thompson, dean of the fine arts school, said funds for a design professorship at KU had been provided by Hallmark on a year-by-year basis for a decade.
120 PARTICIPATE IN PEACE VIGIL
December 3, 1990
Organizers of a weekly vigil urging a peaceful settlement to the crisis in the Persian Gulf are encouraged by the growing number of people joining in the event. The vigil is sponsored by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. It takes place at noon Sundays in front of the Douglas County courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
BUDDE SELECTED MVP AT KU FOOTBALL BANQUET
December 3, 1990
Senior Chip Budde was honored as Kansas’ most valuable player at the annual football awards banquet on Sunday night at Alvamar Country Club. Budde, a Lawrence High product, started every game at center for the Jayhawks during his four-year career. The 6-2, 265-pounder has been selected to play in the Blue-Gray game on Christmas Day in Montgomery, Ala.
SPEECH, HEARING SPECIALIST PLACES FOCUS ON ADULTS
December 3, 1990
Sally Brandt listens to what people say. That’s her job. Brandt, a 19-year resident of Lawrence, is a speech-language pathologist and adjunct associate professor at the Kansas University Medical Center. She has devoted most of her adult life to assisting with the rehabilitation of people with speech and hearing impairments.
T CANCEL FINALS AT KU
December 3, 1990
Bomb threats will not cancel final exams at Kansas University this semester. “Under no circumstances should an exam be canceled because of a bomb threat,” said David Shulenburger, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We have a variety of ways to deal with bomb threats; we will get all exams in.”
S GREEN SHINES
December 3, 1990
Baker running back Mark Green activated two stealth weapons on Saturday. One was Green’s passing ability, revealed for the first time on Saturday.
BOOKSTORE LACKS PERMANENT PERMIT
December 3, 1990
It was business as usual this morning at Jayhawk Bookstore, but city officials continue to question whether the store meets its site plan requirements. A temporary occupancy permit for Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent, expired Saturday, and the city is balking at issuing a permanent occupancy certificate to store owner Bill Muggy.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 3, 1990
ADMISSIONS Ewing Gunn, Lawrence.
IRMA PETEFISH
December 3, 1990
Memorial services for Irma Rice Petefish, 79, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., were Thursday at Go Ye Village Chapel in Tahlequah, with Harold Leveridge officiating. Burial was in Lawrence’s Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Petefish died Nov. 25 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center.
POLITICS OF WAR
December 3, 1990
To the Editor: How dare you Republicans so uppity as to start a war! Don’t you know that the Democrats have started every war this century. So move over Mr. Bush, we the war party will start the last war of this century when we deem the time is right. You Republicans just cool your heels until it’s time to stop the war then you can play your historic role of stopping wars.
EARL W. PETERSEN
December 3, 1990
Services for Earl W. Petersen, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Petersen died Sunday at Heritage Manor, Lawrence.
A NEW GORBACHEV DILEMMA
December 3, 1990
Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev is an excellent example of the legendary “prophet” who tends to have trouble gaining the type of honor and respect he would prefer to enjoy in his own country. Gorbachev has won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize yet is in such hot water in his turbulent and rapidly changing homeland that he may not be able to leave long enough to accept the highly notable award. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has said it will not delay the peace prize ceremony until May despite a request from Gorbachev. Gorbachev has sent a letter saying conditions in the Soviet Union prevent him from visiting Norway to collect the prize and participate in scheduled events Dec. 9-11. He asked the committee, which awarded him the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize in October, to delay the presentation ceremony.
LOUIS W. KUHN
December 3, 1990
Memorial services for Louis W. Kuhn, 78, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. The Rev. Virgil Brady will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Kuhn died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JAMISON BETTERS LEGENDS
December 3, 1990
Twice during his Kansas basketball career, ball-hawking guard Darnell Valentine swiped seven steals in a single game. Tony Guy, Danny Manning and Kevin Pritchard accomplished the seven-steal feat once.
S SCHOOL BOARD GROUP RESISTS CALL FOR PADDLING BAN
December 3, 1990
School principals should continue to have the paddle as an optional means of disciplining students, representatives of Kansas school boards decided this weekend. Delegates to the Kansas Association of School Boards convention in Wichita also voted against a governor-appointed state board of education and in favor of exploring alternative methods of teacher certification.
LHS WRESTLERS OPEN TUESDAY
December 3, 1990
Lawrence High’s wrestling team could be a sleeper. “Woody Allen said 90 percent of success is showing up,” said Lions’ coach Jim Beltch. “I kind of like that.
JAYHAWK WOMEN DROP DRAKE, 71-62
December 3, 1990
Proof that Kansas’ women’s basketball team can play well in the first half was provided here Sunday in a 71-62 victory over Drake. “I was really excited about the way we took control in the first half today,” KU coach Marian Washington said. “Up until this game, our second half has been our better half. That was our goal today, to come out ready to play. Now we just have to put two halves together.”
T CURB LOCAL GIVING
December 3, 1990
It’s a busy time of year for Greg Gibler, coordinator of the Salvation Army’s annual bellringing campaign. Although Gibler didn’t have an exact tally today of the amount of money raised so far, he said bellringers have brought in an average of $1,100 per day.
MAY GRADS SHOULD START LOOKING NOW
December 3, 1990
About this time of year, Kansas University students who are graduating in May begin to get a little nervous about finding a job. And students who’ve studied liberal arts subjects such as English, philosophy, French or political science for four years are probably beginning to realize that they may not find a job in those fields.
EDITH PIERCE
December 3, 1990
Services for Edith Pierce, 81, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. She died today at a Topeka hospital.
WILL NCAA DEBUT OWN GAME SHOW
December 3, 1990
Welcome, everyone, to our new game show, Let’s Make an NCAA Deal. Hi, I’m your host Alan Williams. I’m a history professor at the University of Virginia, but I moonlight as chairman of the NCAA infractions committee and host of this CBS television program.
NEW COACHING STAFF ARRIVES AT MCLOUTH
December 3, 1990
Usually coaches watch players come and go, but those roles are reversed this basketball season at McLouth High. The Bulldogs return four starters from last year’s 9-12 club, while welcoming a new coaching staff.
FORD EXECUTIVE PLEDGES $250,000 TO KU
December 3, 1990
A Ford Motor Co. executive has pledged $250,000 to the Kansas University School of Business. The gift from James G. Duff, San Francisco, was announced today by L. Joseph Bauman, business school dean.
RUGGED SM SOUTH FIRST FOE FOR LIONS
December 3, 1990
Ron Weber measured Lawrence High’s shooting percentage in last Thursday’s intrasquad scrimmage very generally. “If we shoot that well all season, we’re going to cause a lot of teams some headaches,” said Weber, who will open his second season as LHS boys basketball coach Tuesday against defending state champion and preseason No. 1 Shawnee Mission South.
AREA GROUPS HELP NEEDY NEIGHBORS
December 3, 1990
Area residents say donations for programs that benefit people in need are at the same level or slightly higher than donations last year. “We had a total of $519 last year at this time,” said Sharon Price, director of the DeSoto Multi-Service Center. “So this year we’re way up,” she said, adding that the agency has received $856 in donations as of Friday.