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DIET DELUGE
January 12, 1990
A recent flurry of advertising seems to be based on the assumption that a majority of the American population made a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight. Diet centers, diet programs, diet foods, diet clubs, not to mention a battery of health and exercise spas, are blitzing the airwaves. Even Americans who didn’t think on Jan. 1 that they needed to lose weight may be convinced by now that their bodies don’t look enough like Cher’s.
THURSDAY AT TOPEKA WEST
January 12, 1990
TOPEKA WEST 34, LAWRENCE 30 103 Double forfeit. 112 Brosa, TW, dec. John Thibodeau, 15-3. 119 Harris, TW, won by forfeit. 125 Perkins, TW, won by forfeit. 130 Andy Halderman, L, dec. Ortega, 8-6. 135 Snyder, TW, won by forfeit. 140 Rodney Jenkins, L, dec. Beckett, 12-0. 145 Sean Plumlee, L, won by forfeit. 152 Tony LaRocca, L, pinned Luetje. 160 Dustin Sullivan, L, won by forfeit. 171 Matt Parr, L, pinned Jacobs. 189 Broadus, TW, def. Chris Godinez by default. Hwt. Givens, TW, pinned Jay Eller.
S OPERATIONS, RTC SAYS
January 12, 1990
A spokesman for the Resolution Trust Corp., which is offering Anchor Federal Savings and Loan Assn. for sale, said Thursday that the ailing thrift will continue to do business as usual through the sale. Tom Koenig, vice president of Anchor’s branch office at 900 Ohio, directed questions about the sale’s impact on the local office to the RTC in Kansas City, Mo.
ELSIE LASH
January 12, 1990
Services for Elsie M. Lash, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, with the Rev. Rod Hinkle officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Lash died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HERD ON HABITAT
January 12, 1990
A dedication ceremony for the first Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Lawrence will be Jan. 21, with Sen. Nancy Kassebaum among the speakers. The dedication of the home, which was completed in December, will begin at 3 p.m. at Indian United Methodist Church, 950 E. 21st.
CONGER SERVICES
January 12, 1990
Private graveside services for Dr. Robert W. Conger, 86, Lawrence, will be Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Presbyterian Manor.
KU RECEIVES $455,000 GRANT FOR RESEARCH
January 12, 1990
In the 1980s, scientists began using cells as factories to produce great quantities of specific proteins. The next step is transforming those proteins into drugs to treat human disease. A recent $455,000 grant to Kansas University from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports that goal.
SCHOLASHIPS ESTABLISHED WITH GIFT
January 12, 1990
A gift from the estate of the late M. Richard and Adelaide Dick Imes of Indio, Calif., has established two scholarship funds for students in journalism and business at Kansas University. The KU Endowment Association received final distribution of the $24,000 gift from the estate this year.
AMBULANCE SERVICE UNCHANGED
January 12, 1990
The DeSoto City Council on Thursday voted to continue providing city ambulance service through a township ambulance service. The Lexington Township Fire Ambulance Service now provides the city’s ambulance service, but that service came under criticism last week from DeSoto residents.
KU GRADUATION SET FOR AFTERNOON
January 12, 1990
Kansas University officials announced today that commencement for the graduating class of 1990 will begin in the afternoon. Graduation exercises formerly were conducted in the evening.
KU WILL BE PARTNER IN AGING RESEARCH
January 12, 1990
A major pharmaceutical company today announced a commitment of up to $10 million to join with Kansas University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City to establish a regional research center that will focus on the special problems of the aging population. The plan for the center, described as a unique industry-university cooperative project, was announced today by Marion Merrell Dow, which is based in Kansas City, Mo.
CENTER SEES DROP IN BLOOD DONORS
January 12, 1990
Although there is not an acute shortage such as is being faced on the East Coast, the number of blood donors coming in to the American Red Cross in Lawrence has dropped off since the holidays. Karen Brown, blood services representative, said the number of people coming in to the American Red Cross Blood Center at 329 Mo. has waned considerably.
GIRLS
January 12, 1990
What could have been a night best forgotten turned into a much-needed victory for Lawrence High’s girls basketball team here Thursday night. The Lions, down by nine points and in foul trouble early, outlasted Olathe South, 52-47.
PLEA
January 12, 1990
Never had so much been done for so many student-athletes as was done this week at the NCAA convention in Dallas. Or so said Dick Schultz, the NCAA’s executive director. If that’s true, Dick, then why is one student-athlete comparing you to George III?
S 1ST TERRITORIAL CAPITOL STILL AWAITING PRESERVATION
January 12, 1990
Preservation work at Lecompton’s historical Constitution Hall has hit another snag, but conservation work still can be completed on the building by late June as planned, a state official said. Terry Marmet, director of facilities for the Kansas State Historical Society, said today that preservation services have been held up because of problems with the state’s bidding process.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR HOLIDAY
January 12, 1990
All city and county offices will conduct business Monday, while state and federal offices will close in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Institutions that will be closed for the state and federal holiday include Kansas University, Haskell Indian Junior College and the U.S. Postal Service.
EXPANSION SUGGESTED IN STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
January 12, 1990
Kansas University students haven’t even returned to the classroom for the spring semester, but state officials are already thinking about rewriting the book on state scholarship offerings for the fall semester. In the face of mounting evidence that Kansas’ best and brightest were enrolling at schools in other states, the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Mike Hayden made extensive use of scholarships last year to target groups of academically inclined students.
A SIGN OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING
January 12, 1990
When second-grade teacher Karen Warner talks, her students listen. And sometimes even when she’s not talking, she still has her students’ rapt attention. Warner, who teaches at Centennial School, has one up on E.F. Hutton because she often communicates with her students using sign language, forcing the whole class to pay attention lest she ask the group a question or silently call on one of the students.
REPORT FORMS FOR ACCIDENTS ARE EXPANDED
January 12, 1990
State and federal government agencies are getting more information about traffic accidents because of changes made in the way law enforcement officers report wrecks. On Jan. 1, officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation sent new accident reporting forms to all law enforcement agencies in the state. The forms will provide more statistical information on fatal accidents as well as wrecks involving commercial vehicles.
INCREASE IN PROPANE PRICES ANGERS LOCAL RESIDENT
January 12, 1990
An increase in propane gas prices locally and across the state is a result of unexpectedly high demands during brutally cold weather recently, propane distributors say. However, several state lawmakers have suggested that the state examine propane prices, the underlying reasons for escalating prices and the possibility of the state regulating its pricing.
FIRE AT SOUTH SPURS EVACUATION
January 12, 1990
South Junior High School students were evacuated Thursday because of a fire in a bathroom that filled the building with smoke. Russell Blackbird, vice principal at South, today said about 600 students were removed from the building about 11 a.m. when the fire started. Blackbird said the students were out of the building for about an hour.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 12, 1990
DISMISSALS Rosemary Munger and baby boy, 306 Elm.
FOR THE RECORD
January 12, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ELMER PINE
January 12, 1990
Graveside services for Elmer Edward Pine, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lawrence with the Rev. Steve Hanson officiating. Mr. Pine died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU
January 12, 1990
Community enrollment at Kansas University will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in 109 Strong Hall. Carla Rasch, assistant director of student records, said anyone interested in a course at the university for personal enjoyment is encouraged to enroll Saturday. Community enrollment is designed for non-degree seeking people in the Lawrence area who want to take up to six hours of undergraduate courses. Transcripts and ACT scores are not required, Rasch said.
CITY TO STUDY SALVATION ARMY, BLOCK GRANT DISPUTE
January 12, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission will be asked Tuesday to take steps to solve a dispute between the Salvation Army and a federal agency over a local Community Development Block Grant allocation. The disagreement between the Salvation Army and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development centers on an $8,000 Community Development Block Grant allocation to the local Salvation Army Shelter approved last year by the city. The Community Development Block Grant program is administered by HUD through local governments.
DEVELOPER LINES UP OUTLET MALL TENANTS
January 12, 1990
As construction at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza continues to speed ahead in anticipation of an April grand opening, the parallel task of filling the factory outlet shopping center with tenants also is chugging along. Steve Felix, who is in charge of leasing for the Chelsea Group, the New Jersey-based developer of the Riverfront Plaza, said he continues to be pleased by the response of manufacturers.
GCSAA BREAKS GROUND ON BUILDING
January 12, 1990
Braving a cold, brisk wind, local dignitaries participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s new $4 million headquarters in west Lawrence. About 75 people attended the chilly event at the building site, which is at West 15th Street and Research Park Drive.
FLETCHER BELL TAKING CARE OF LOOSE ENDS
January 12, 1990
Fletcher Bell hasn’t given too much thought to what he’ll do when his final term as state insurance commissioner ends next January. He has too much unfinished business to take care of first.
S PARKING WOES
January 12, 1990
The lamp in Don Kearns’ new office says it all. It’s fashioned from a parking meter. Kearns, director of parking at Kansas University, takes parking seriously. But his job’s been a little easier since Oct. 9.
TAX PROTEST
January 12, 1990
Dear Editor: Along with many other people, I have paid one-fourth of my property taxes, which increased 138 percent in 1989, under protest. Although I accept my property valuation as fair, I am protesting my mill levy based on the fact that the property tax-funded services provided to my section of town (East Lawrence) are about half those provided to the western parts. There are several examples of this inequity.
SMOKE FROM FIRE SETS ALARMS RINGING AT KU
January 12, 1990
A fire early Thursday afternoon at Kansas University’s Snow Hall caused little damage to the building but produced enough smoke to set off alarms at other buildings. Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain today said the fire broke out at 12:39 p.m. when insulation and other building materials being stored on the basement floor were ignited by burning construction slag dripping from the sixth floor. McSwain said the slag came from materials being cut or welded.
LONE SENIOR RATZLAFF LOGICAL CAPTAIN
January 12, 1990
Mike Ratzlaff was a logical choice for team captain this swim season. He’s the only senior on Lawrence High’s sophomore-dominated squad. “I can’t say I like it too well,” said Ratzlaff, noting it’d be nice to have another senior or two around. “But it’s kind of fun. It’s the way it’s worked out this year. In about two years, there’ll be a whole mess of seniors.