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NEVER TOO MANY TREES
February 25, 1990
I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. Joyce Kilmer
KU WOMEN CLIP K-STATE
February 25, 1990
Terrilyn Johnson and Kay Kay Hart each hit two late free throws to lift Kansas’ women’s basketball team over host Kansas State, 73-70, here Saturday. With 33 seconds left and KU trailing 70-69, Johnson hit the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. She was fouled again and, with 13 seconds left, she again hit the first of two charities.
KU-KANSAS STATE NOTES
February 25, 1990
Former Kansas coach Larry Brown, who had watched the Jayhawks earlier this season in Miami, was in Allen Fieldhouse Saturday along with aide R.C. Buford. Brown and Buford were to fly to Los Angeles today for another “reunion”. The San Antonio Spurs will meet the Clippers and former Jayhawk All-American Danny Manning tonight… Kevin Pritchard connected on 7 of his 9 shots. He was 7 of 7 last Wednesday against Colorado and has made 19 of his last 22 attempts over three games…
GROUP WANTS LAWRENCE MUSEUM
February 25, 1990
Harold Mallonee, Lawrence firefighter and historian for the department, said this week he is working with a local group to establish a Lawrence public safety museum. Tentatively named the Lawrence Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Historical Museum, Inc., it would present the story of public safety in Lawrence and include a hands-on learning center for children as well as display areas.
CENSUS WORKERS NEEDED IN COUNTY
February 25, 1990
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for between 150 and 160 qualified applicants for work on the 1990 census in Douglas County and to date, only about 40 people have applied. According to Bill Strecker, assistant manager for recruiting at the census bureau’s Topeka office, about 140 more qualified applicants are needed to ensure enough of a hiring pool for the 45 to 50 census jobs planned in Douglas County.
KU WOMEN 2ND IN BIGSWIMS
February 25, 1990
Kansas’ women’s swim team finished second behind Nebraska in the Big Eight Championships here Saturday. The Cornhuskers edged KU, 654.5 to 610. KU’s Kelly Redden won the 200 backstroke in 203.76, Michelle Wilde took the 100 free in 51.49 and Marnee Dietrich won the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.95. Also, KU’s Barb Pranger won the 200 butterfly in 2:01.31. Kansas’ 400 medley relay team was disqualified. BIG EIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday in Ames, Iowa Team scores 1. Nebraska 654.5. 2. Kansas 610. 3. Iowa State 363.5, 4. Missouri 234.
KANSAS BASEBALL UPSETS ARKANSAS
February 25, 1990
Kansas first baseman Mike Bard went three for three including one home run to spark KU to a 10-4 college baseball victory over Arkansas here Saturday. Kansas, now 1-2, had not defeated Arkansas in Fayetteville since 1963.
FOR THE RECORD
February 25, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts
FAVOR NORMAL U.S.-NICARAGUA TIES
February 25, 1990
Kansas University and Lawrence residents who cast their unofficial votes in recent days favor a normalization of U.S.-Nicaraguan relations if today’s elections in Nicaragua are deemed free and fair by international observers. The results of the local referendum on United States policy toward Nicaragua were released during a candlelight vigil in South Park Saturday night. The referendum and the vigil were sponsored by Latin American Solidarity, a local interest group that is involved with Latin American issues and has often been critical of U.S. policy in Latin America.
STUDY SESSION TO DISCUSS ETHICS ORDINANCE, TAX ABATEMENTS
February 25, 1990
Ethics ordinance proposals and tax abatements will be on tap for discussion by the Lawrence City Commission during a pair of Monday afternoon study sessions. The sessions will begin at 3 p.m. Monday in the first floor offices of city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
February 25, 1990
In the beginning, Eliza Doolittle is a flower girl. In the end, she’s an aspiring aristocrat or anything else she wants to become. “(George Bernard) Shaw thought that seeing someone educated is very theatrical,” said Glenn Pierce, who directs the KU theater department production of Shaw’s “Pygmalion” opening Thursday. “Oedipus, Hamlet, every major dramatic character ever written has gone through an educating process.”
S TOP SPELLER MAKES IT TWO INROW
February 25, 1990
For the second consecutive year, Robbie Getz of Lawrence, the reigning state spelling champion, will represent Douglas County in the state spelling bee. He made it two in a row after a “beguiling” win at the county level Saturday morning.
NORMAN D. HAMM
February 25, 1990
Graveside services for Norman Dale Hamm, 53, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dennis Loewen officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion. Mr. Hamm died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
JAZZMAN REVIVES ART OF THE CLARINET
February 25, 1990
“Raincheck,” Nick Brignola (Resevoir RSR CD 108): The multi-faceted Nick Brignola whose battery of reeds includes baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones, plus flute and clarinet is one of contemporary jazzdom’s great originals. Although best-known for his fleet-fingered work on the baritone (his virtuosity on the cumbersome heavyweight of the sax family has been recognized with a bundle of top-place poll finishes), “the Upstate Burner” from Troy, N.Y., is also a gifted performer on the clarinet, another challenging and, at least in today’a area, unorthodox instrument. SINCE THE POST-WORLD War II ascendancy of the saxophone, especially in its tenor and alto configurations, as the jazz world’s most potent and popular horn, the clarinet has continued to languish. Durig the big-band era of the 1930s and ‘40s, the clarinet was considered the mandatory “double” for saxmen. But in the 1950s, the clarinet gave way to the flute, an easier instrument to master since its basic fingerings are much closer to those of the saxophone.
LOCAL BANK PLANS NEW BUILDING AT CURRENT SITE
February 25, 1990
The Douglas County Bank has signed contracts to begin construction of a new main bank building, which will go up where its current building stands on Ninth Street between Kentucky and Tennessee streets. The $4 million, 31,600-square-foot, two-story brick and glass building has been designed “to provide the ultimate in convenience and modern services” to the bank’s customers, said Joe Kelly, the bank’s president.
S SPRING FEVER
February 25, 1990
While outside temperatures were wintry, the atmosphere inside was nothing but spring Saturday during the sixth annual Lawrence Flower, Lawn, Garden and Home Show, held at the Lawrence Holidome this weekend. Brightly colored flowers and greenery, oblivious to the chill weather outside, greeted visitors to the event. The show, “The Magic of Spring,” drew an estimated crowd of 500 during its opening on Friday night, according to Pete Wempe, president of the show’s board of directors.
BARBED WIRE BUILDING NOW ON HISTORIC LIST
February 25, 1990
A fixture of Lawrence’s riverfront officially entered the history books today when the “Consolidated Barbed Wire Company Building” was placed on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. The state’s historical sites review board approved the designation by unanimous vote, although the action got no show of support from the building’s lease-holder, The Chelsea Group, developers of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza, a factory outlet shopping complex now under construction on the riverfront.
JAYHAWKS PUNCH OUT K-STATE, 70-58
February 25, 1990
Roy Williams didn’t have anyone counting for knockdowns at the bell. Neither did the Kansas basketball coach have a cut man in his corner. No Don King, either. Williams did have Kevin Pritchard, though, and the 6-3 senior came off the canvas to deliver the knockout punch in Saturday afternoon’s 70-58 victory over Kansas State.
ARTS NOTES
February 25, 1990
Professor honored A Kansas University professor has been named 1990 Kansas Art Educator by the National Art Education Assn. Eugene R. Harrison, assistant professor of art education, will be recognized at the association’s convention April 6 in Kansas City, Mo. He also may be named art educator of the year for the organization’s western region. Harrison is coordinator of the visual arts education certificate program, a division of the Department of Art and Music Education and Music Therapy in KU’s School of Education.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 25, 1990
DISMISSALS Cheryl Robinson, Pomona.
HAYDEN, ON HAND FOR GAME, HEARS KU FUND APPEALS
February 25, 1990
Gov. Mike Hayden briefly escaped the bruising pressures of state government Saturday by taking in the Kansas-Kansas State basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. While Hayden’s visit was ostensibly for pleasure, KU Chancellor Gene Budig took the opportunity to encourage the governor to work harder for state universities.
COMPOSERS TRY TO MIX JAZZCLASSICAL
February 25, 1990
An interviewer once asked Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, a classical and jazz composer, how much of a saxophone jazz composition was his and how much was the saxophonist’s. Coleridge’s answer was simple: It was all of Perkinson’ and all of the saxophonists’.
LOCAL GALLERY SHOWS VARIETY OF PRINTS
February 25, 1990
Now hear this: Prints aren’t posters. They can be silk screens, etchings or lithographs, made in multiples of 200 or 20, in many colors and sizes.
SHOEMAKER SERVICES
February 25, 1990
Services for Virgil Guy Shoemaker, 81, Worden, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mr. Shoemaker died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NOTES AND QUOTES
February 25, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional will be determined this afternoon and Tuesday night in Norman, Okla… Interestingly, about the same time Kansas dropped those two basketball games with Notre Dame, Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne announced he was working on a future football series with the Fighting Irish. The Lincoln Journal-Star reacted by editorializing that NU officials should reconsider and follow KU’s example…
HENSON TAKES FAULT FOR LATE KU SPURT
February 25, 1990
Steve Henson blames himself and nobody else for Saturday afternoon’s 70-58 loss to rival Kansas. “I turned the ball over at the most crucial point of the game. You can’t feel good about that,” said Kansas State’s senior point guard.
PUBLIC SAFETY MUSEUM
February 25, 1990
Beverly Root, a 72-year-old Tecumseh woman, takes public safety more seriously than most. Since 1975, she has worked to establish an “International Public Safety Museum and Hall of Honor,” and today she thinks she’s getting close. Mrs. Root and her supporters have accumulated a diverse and sizeable collection of public safety artifacts, such as uniforms and badges, but they need a building, and funds for its operation.
KU PLAYERS TAKE LUMPS
February 25, 1990
Mark Cairns took a few minutes to assess the, uh, carnage. “Let’s see, Kevin (Pritchard) took an elbow to the eye, (Jeff) Gueldner got a finger in his eye and (Mike) Maddox took a knee in the face,” the Kansas basketball trainer reported.
SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS ATHLETIC FACILITIES
February 25, 1990
The Lawrence School Board will consider Tuesday night which outdoor sports facilities it might want to include at the proposed second high school. The board also will discuss what upgrading should be done to the present outdoor sports facilities at Lawrence High School.