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TIME TO SHARE
December 5, 1990
Everyone’s budgets seem to get a little tighter this time of year. For many of us, the Christmas holidays mean extra spending for parties and presents. But for many others, Christmas is just another season during which they can’t even afford enough to eat.
ALL-AMERICAN COMPOSER
December 5, 1990
It’s been a sad year for American music. In October, America lost its premier conductor and one of its best-known composers, Leonard Bernstein. Last weekend, the country lost another American original and a close friend of Bernstein’s, Aaron Copland. Copland was the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, but his music strove to capture some of the classic sounds of America. Even before Bernstein, Copland reached into the classic folk songs of Appalachia and cowboy music of the west for some of his best-loved work, including “Appalachian Spring.”
FOR THE RECORD
December 5, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
MAYOR
December 5, 1990
Attempts to address problems at local night spots do not include ram-rodding any restrictive ordinances through city hall while Kansas University students are away on semester break, Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith says. Three KU students, in a letter published in Tuesday’s University Daily Kansan, said the Lawrence City Commission was attempting to pass an ordinance that would restrict “our already limited access to dance clubs, restaurants and other establishments that operate on Class B liquor licenses.”
JUSTIFIED PROTEST
December 5, 1990
To the Editor: I would like to commend the two Lawrence parents who spoke out against the school-organized letter-writing to our forces in the Persian Gulf. The letter-writing may seem harmless, but it implicitly promotes militarism as the way to settle international disputes. American troops in Saudi Arabia are not defending the United States. Rather, they are so much cannon fodder for the administration’s global stratagems. The Cold War is over. If Bush’s “New World Order” means the United States must go on playing the role of world policeman, I want no part of it.
BAKER SENIOR VYING FOR RHODES AWARD
December 5, 1990
A Baker University student is taking another step toward becoming the fifth Rhodes scholar in the school’s history. Tony Larson, Everest, is among 11 Kansas students chosen for interviews Tuesday and today with the state selection committee. The committee will select two nominees from Kansas to compete regionally Dec. 14 in Minneapolis for one of 32 Rhodes scholarships awarded annually.
PURDUE INTERVIEWS THREE
December 5, 1990
Three men have already been interviewed for the Purdue football vacancy and Kansas head coach Glen Mason is next, according to the Lafayette, Ind., Journal and Courier. Purdue athletic director George King, seeking a replacement for Fred Akers who resigned under pressure last month, was expected to talk to Mason later in the week, the newspaper reported.
EARL E. CERTAIN
December 5, 1990
Services for Earl E. Certain, 73, Wichita, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Greencrest Memorial Cemetery in Dodge City. Mr. Certain died Monday.
PIERCE
December 5, 1990
Services for Edith E. “Billie” Pierce, 81, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Pierce died Monday at a Topeka hospital.
FRANCIS M. DUNN
December 5, 1990
Services for Francis M. “Slim” Dunn, 87, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. David Irwin officiating. Mr. Dunn died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LACK OF FREE THROW ACCURACY HAS KANSAS COACH CONCERNED
December 5, 1990
Yes, Roy Williams is concerned about Kansas’ free throw shooting. “I’d have to be a raving lunatic not to be,” KU’s basketball coach said after watching his squad hit 25 of 48 free throws in Tuesday night’s 80-60 win over Southern Methodist at Allen Fieldhouse.
PARKWAY SEEN AS BOOST FOR BYPASS
December 5, 1990
Construction of the eastern parkway could be a building block toward a true eastern bypass around Lawrence, says Douglas County Administrator Chris McKenzie. McKenzie, in a question-and-answer session Monday with members of the Lawrence Rotary Club, said the parkway could help pave the way for the eventual construction of a new bridge over the Kansas River east of the city, connecting Kansas Highway 10 and the Kansas Turnpike and U.S. Highways 24-40.
COUNCIL APPROVES LIQUOR ORDINANCE
December 5, 1990
The Linwood City Council on Tuesday approved a city ordinance that allows for operation of private clubs that serve liquor. City Clerk Ellenor Large said the council approved the ordinance for Class A, or non-profit clubs, and for Class B, or for-profit clubs to operate within the city limits.
CALLS
December 5, 1990
The Crime Stoppers program established last week at Kansas University has elicited no calls so far, a community affairs officer with the campus police department said today. Lt. John Mullens said no one had called the 24-hour Crime Stoppers hotline, 864-8888, with information about a crime. However, Mullens said police have received calls from people with questions about the program.
NEW SCOREBOARD SET FOR ALLEN FIELDHOUSE
December 5, 1990
Allen Fieldhouse has a new scoreboard. The date for its installation, however, is uncertain. The new scoreboard, KU athletic director Bob Frederick told KU Athletic Corporation board members at their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, would require two days for installation.
JAYHAWKS JOLT SMU, 80-60
December 5, 1990
Some preseason basketball publications listed Mark Randall as a possible first-team All-America candidate. “Borderline? I would not use the word borderline tonight,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said after watching the 6-9 senior score 30 points in the Jayhawks’ 80-60 win over Southern Methodist Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
RACE HORSE A WINNER FOR BALDWIN MAN
December 5, 1990
Leo Butell had only been to one horse race in his life until two years ago. Now he’s a common sight at the Woodlands and other racetracks, not placing bets, but leading his own horse to the starting gate. The rural Baldwin bricklayer bought his first horse to help carry gear when he was hunting elk in western Colorado. His interest in horses escalated in 1988, when he invested in a Thoroughbred mare.
T OFF THE RACK
December 5, 1990
If Lawrence firefighters seem to work in pricier clothes than other people, maybe it’s because their outfits are a little different from the garb worn in most offices. Workers in most 9-to-5 jobs, for instance, wouldn’t need pants that won’t melt when the temperature reaches 750 degrees. And ordinary workers would rarely need a suit with a built-in alarm that sounds if they’re motionless for 25 to 30 seconds.
CORRECTION
December 5, 1990
Because of a reporter’s error, Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported the status of Valleyview Care Home. The care home is open and there are no plans to close it.
FINNEY HEARS PLEA FOR UNIVERSITY AID
December 5, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig met Tuesday with Gov.-elect Joan Finney to argue the case for a $57 million budget increase for state universities. Budig said the meeting in Topeka didn’t elicit major promises from Finney, who is in the process of formulating budget recommendations for the 1992 fiscal year.
DONALD R. WERNER
December 5, 1990
Services for Donald R. Werner, 63, Wichita, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tibbetts-Griffin Funeral Home in Topeka with the Rev. Donald Powell officiating. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Werner died Tuesday following an extended illness.
ST. JOHN AUCTION RAISES $55,000
December 5, 1990
St. John Elementary School raised an estimated $55,000 at its seventh annual La Chrijonne Benefit Auction on Sunday. That’s about $3,000 less than was raised at last year’s auction, but auction organizers aren’t complaining.
HOUSE BURNS SOUTH OF TOWN
December 5, 1990
A fire apparently caused by an electrical short raged through a house less than a mile southeast of Lawrence this morning, destroying the two-story residence in less than an hour. Douglas County sheriff’s officers and Wakarusa Township firefighters were called at 12:30 a.m. to the residence, located southeast of the intersection of Douglas County Roads 1500E and 1250N.
B-L TRIPS CARDINALS
December 5, 1990
Defense took the night off when Eudora clashed with Basehor-Linwood on Tuesday night in the Osawatomie Tournament. Basehor-Linwood, led by Scott Oliver’s 33 points, raced by the winless Cardinals, 108-87. Oliver, a 6-3, 220-pounder, was too much for the Cards to handle.
S FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE
December 5, 1990
During a Kansas regional meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons held Tuesday in Lawrence, it became clear why four of the group’s five legislative priorities for 1991 pertain to health care. As Walter Crockett, vice chairman of the statewide association, went through the AARP priorities during one of six legislative seminars scheduled across the state, numerous questions and concerns about health care for the elderly were raised by AARP members.
LIONS SCARE SOUTH BUT TUMBLE, 77-70
December 5, 1990
Nolan Richardson, Arkansas’ basketball coach, refers to his team’s ball-hawking style as “40 minutes of hell.” Lawrence adapted that for high school and put No. 1-ranked Shawnee Mission South through 32 minutes of heck on Tuesday night at SM South’s gym.
KU/SMU BOX
December 5, 1990
KU box score SOUTHERN METHODIST (60) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
TO THE EDITOR OF SUPPORT
December 5, 1990
To the Editor: We applaud Mr. Stillie’s letter supporting Lawrence schoolchildren’s letters to the Persian Gulf.
MEETING FOR PEACE WORKING TO MAKE UP BUDGET SHORTFALL
December 5, 1990
Organizers of the Meeting for Peace, a weeklong U.S.-Soviet citizens conference held here in October, are attempting to raise $75,000 to $80,000 for unpaid expenses while continuing to put together a statement outlining the major accomplishments of the event. Organizers said a lack of fee-paying U.S. delegates and costs for transportation, lodging and Kansas University facilities contributed to the $75,000 to $80,000 shortfall in funds. The meeting’s budget was $640,000. The cost to be a U.S. delegate was $750.
MANY EYES KEEP WATCH ON WEATHER
December 5, 1990
To forecast storms in and around Douglas County, the National Weather Service in Topeka relies on both electronic and human eyes. In addition to radar, the weather service uses trained weather spotters to piece together information about storms that are brewing.
NAME
December 5, 1990
You could have knocked me over with a baby’s breath when I first heard Purdue planned to interview Glen Mason about its football vacancy. Not that I don’t consider Mason a legitimate candidate for any head coaching job in America. It’s just that it’s difficult to imagine any athletic director selling Mason’s won-lost record at Kansas to the school’s big cigars.
GROUP MAPPING PLAN FOR CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
December 5, 1990
Members of the new Citizens Committee on Public Transportation Concerns decided Tuesday to work from two fronts in trying to come up with a public transportation system in Lawrence. At the end of a two-hour meeting of about 25 people concerned with transportation problems in the city, the group formed two subcommittees. One of the subcommittees will work toward the long-range goal of getting a public transportation system in Lawrence.
MUSTANG SUBSTITUTIONS HELPED REBOUND EFFORT
December 5, 1990
SMU freshman forward James Gatewood III started his first college basketball game on Tuesday night. It wasn’t the first time a James Gatewood had played in Allen Fieldhouse, though. James Gatewood Jr. played for Oklahoma in the early 60s.
LHS GIRLS SPORT NEW OFFENSE
December 5, 1990
Larry Zientara resigned as head coach of Lawrence High’s girls basketball team at the end of last season, but before leaving, he left some advice for his successor. “Before Larry left,” recalled first-year coach Gary Hammer, “he said, `Look at the triple-post offense.’ So I studied it. With the players it takes, it looks like it really fits our team. I’m glad he spoke up.”
S NEW HOME
December 5, 1990
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is leaving Lawrence and heading west to Abilene. In a meeting in Lawrence Tuesday, the seven-member hall of fame board of directors voted to select Abilene over Emporia as a new home for the hall. Max Falkenstien, board chairman, said the vote wasn’t unanimous, but he would not give an exact count.
SENEX MEMBERS GET BRIEFING ON PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS
December 5, 1990
Members of the University Senate Executive Committee at Kansas University disagree with a parking board recommendation to eliminate restrictions on Saturdays. Frances Ingemann, KU professor of linguistics who chairs SenEx, said she already has difficulty finding a parking space on Saturdays. If restrictions are lifted, it will be even more difficult to park, she said.
NEW PLAINTIFF JOINS BOND ISSUE LAWSUIT
December 5, 1990
A hearing Thursday on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Nov. 6 south Lawrence trafficway bond vote won’t include a local citizens group but will have a new player familiar to county officials. In an order signed Monday, Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone dismissed CARES (Citizens for Appropriate Roads and Environmental Safeguards) as a plaintiff in a suit brought Nov. 16 against the Douglas County Commission. The group agreed to be removed from the legal fight rather than face the county’s challenge to its standing in the lawsuit.
T MAKE RETURN TRIP STILLMYSTERY
December 5, 1990
If anyone knows the whereabouts of a Soviet journalist who didn’t go home with fellow delegates to the Meeting for Peace in Lawrence, they’re still not talking. Telephone calls Tuesday and today to the U.S. State Department, Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Soviet Tass news agency and the Soviet Embassy in Washington failed to turn up any information on the journalist, Maxim A. Kniazkov.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 5, 1990
BIRTHS Aaron Lucas and Dorothy Strobl, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.