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OFFICER REPORTS STREAKERS AT KU
January 22, 1990
Lawrence police today said they plan to contact the Kansas University Interfraternity Council to discuss a mass streaking incident early Sunday involving 30 to 40 members of a KU fraternity. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, today said an officer assigned to traffic enforcement near 14th and Ohio streets reported that she saw the men running naked on Ohio at 12:02 a.m. Sunday. The officer reported that the men entered three taverns in the area and then ran into the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house, 1537 Tenn.
DESOTO PANEL TO DISCUSS SCHOOL BOND ISSUE
January 22, 1990
An advisory panel created to help the DeSoto school board with its next bond issue will meet tonight to continue work on a public survey. The district plans a bond issue election for Nov. 6. If approved, the bonds will pay for a new high school and elementary school.
T REQUIRE A GREEN THUMB
January 22, 1990
A lot of people can’t grow plants. They’ll see a great-looking fern or Swedish ivy in a store and take it home, where it will lose its leaves left and right, get brown and die. They just don’t have the “green thumb” it takes to raise a healthy plant. Although Meredith A. Lane, herbarium director at Kansas University, works with plants and grasses daily, she says she has a “black thumb” when it comes to growing them.
DAISY B. BOWEN
January 22, 1990
Services for Daisy B. Bowen, 85, Topeka, were to be this morning at Tibbetts-Griffin Funeral Chapel in Topeka with the Rev. Bill Stark officiating. Burial was to be in Stull Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen died Friday at a Topeka nursing home.
DILLON
January 22, 1990
Services for Howard LaVerle “Dick” Dillon, 80, Overbrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren southwest of Lawrence with the Rev. Doris Fawl officiating. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery. Mr. Dillon died Sunday at a Topeka hospital. He was a dairy farmer and stockman in the Washington Creek area in southwest Douglas County for many years.
LIONS HOST WYANDOTTE
January 22, 1990
Not since the 1983 Class 6A state championship has Lawrence High beaten Kansas City Wyandotte in basketball. That’s eight straight losses. But, realistically, that could change Tuesday night when LHS hosts Wyandotte. Yes, the 2-8 Lions have a chance to break the slide.
BLIESNER
January 22, 1990
Memorial services for Clarence A. “Bliss” Bliesner, 95, former Lawrence chief of police, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Bellingham, Wash. Private burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Wash. Mr. Bliesner died Saturday at Sehome Park Care Center in Bellingham. He was born Oct. 14, 1894, in Corning, Kan.
JURY SELECTION STARTS IN LOCAL MURDER CASE
January 22, 1990
Jury selection began today in the murder trial of a 19-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., man who is charged with shooting and killing another Missouri teen-ager Oct. 1 in northern Douglas County. Attorneys this morning questioned members of a 54-member panel of potential jurors beginning about 10:20 a.m.
FIRST-DAY ENROLLMENT SETS RECORD AT KU
January 22, 1990
Spring semester enrollment on the first day of classes at Kansas University was a record 25,697, or 583 students more than last spring, officials said today. Judith Ramaley, executive vice chancellor for the Lawrence campus, said she was pleased enrollment increased only 2.3 percent on the Lawrence and medical center campuses.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 22, 1990
ADMISSIONS D.W. Gwinn, 2445 Jasu Dr.; Don Shaw, 1605 Oak Hill; and Arthur Noller, 1900 W. 31st.
STATEMENT ON TRAFFICWAY GETS APPROVAL
January 22, 1990
The final environmental impact statement for the south Lawrence trafficway has received state and federal approval, Douglas County officials said today. Approval of the impact statement by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration clears the way for design work on the trafficway to proceed.
EMMA P. SUTTON
January 22, 1990
Memorial services for Emma Pugh Sutton, 85, Waverly, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Quenemo Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Wise and Daryl McNabb officiating. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Sutton died today at a private home in Waverly. She was born Sept. 5, 1904, in Lawrence and worked for a Kansas University cafeteria. She also was a homemaker and a member of the Quenemo Baptist Church.
REPORT ON SHORTAGE OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS HOLDS FEW SURPRISES
January 22, 1990
It didn’t take a new study by the Association of American Universities to convince Susan Levine, assistant dean of the Kansas University graduate school, that the shortage of doctoral students in the United States demands swift government intervention. The study, “The Ph.D. Shortage: The Federal Role,” concluded that competition among government, industry and academia for people with doctoral degrees may weaken this nation’s competitive stature with other industrialized countries.
LEAWOOD COUPLE GIVE NEARLY $22,000
January 22, 1990
James G. and Alyce F. Mason, Leawood, have contributed nearly $22,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for the KU Marching Band, the Chancellors Club and the Williams Educational Fund. James Mason said that he and Alyce were proud of many things about KU.
CONWAY SPRINGS COUPLE GIVE $50,000
January 22, 1990
Homer B. and Mary K. Hunt, Conway Springs, have committed $50,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association to establish a student scholarship fund at Kansas University. The Homer B. Hunt Scholarship Fund will benefit KU undergraduates from Conway Springs, graduates of Conway Springs High School who plan to attend KU, or people from Sumner County. Selection will be based on applicants’ academic merit and financial need. The scholarships will be awarded for the first time next fall.
CITY OFFICIAL RENEWS CALL FOR DRUG TESTS
January 22, 1990
Mandatory drug testing for some city employees will be in the offing if Lawrence City Commissioner David Penny gets his way. Penny wants to see regular random drug testing of all police officers, firefighters and operators of city vehicles, such as sanitation truck drivers. In addition, he said this morning that he’ll again request that commissioners and top city administrators undergo voluntary drug testing.
January 22, 1990
Time was, more than 30 years ago, in fact, when the Journal-World periodically attempted to assist prison inmates in establishing “pen pals.” There would be plaintive appeals from inmates, frequently at nearby Lansing or Leavenworth, for aid in establishing contact with outsiders, and they seemed reasonable enough. That all stopped for the Journal-World with the brutal killings of four members of the Clutter family near Garden City in November 1959.
MU HOPES NO. 1 IS FUN
January 22, 1990
Less than 24 hours after watching his team snap Kansas’ winning streak at 19 games, Norm Stewart, Missouri’s head basketball coach, sat in an empty locker room Sunday morning, stunned by a succession of upsets that had put the Tigers in position to be the country’s top-ranked team for the first time in eight years. On Saturday, Missouri defeated Kansas, 95-87. There then followed a wild chain of games that saw five more of the country’s top seven teams lose.
SNOW SERVICES
January 22, 1990
Graveside services for Effie May Snow, 87, Madras, Ore., will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Karl Schoenrade officiating. Mrs. Snow, a Vinland native who had lived in Douglas County until 1972, died Saturday at a nursing home in Madras, Ore.
CAN MISSOURI GO 14-0 IN BIG EIGHT
January 22, 1990
When Neil Rasmussen reached his room at the Columbia motel on Friday night, he found a pizza box in front of his door. So he picked the box up and carried it into his room. “It contained a pizza with melted jawbreakers on it,” said a smiling Rasmussen, the producer of Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams’ television show. “It was supposed to be for Mark Randall because it had a note inside the lid putting him down. I guess they had the wrong room.”
BUNTIN HELPED BEAT HIS BUDDIES
January 22, 1990
Nathan Buntin stood near midcourt, chatting with Kansas basketball players Rick Calloway and Mike Maddox before Saturday’s KU-Missouri showdown in Columbia, Mo. The three were deep in conversation, grinning and ignoring chants of the Antlers, Mizzou’s rowdy student section.
FERN D. MATHERLEY
January 22, 1990
Services for Fern D. Matherley, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Rod Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Matherley died Saturday at Heritage Manor.
FOR THE RECORD
January 22, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CEREMONY HAILS COMPLETION OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE
January 22, 1990
U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum expressed her admiration for the citizens of Lawrence during a special church service Sunday dedicating the first Habitat for Humanity house built in Lawrence. The service was held at Indian United Methodist Church in recognition of the first home completed by the Lawrence affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that works to provide low-cost housing for people in need.
CITY REPORT CITES NEED FOR POLICE, FIRE EXPANSION
January 22, 1990
Lawrence’s police department would grow by 27 officers and its fire department by nine firefighters by 1995 if the Lawrence City Commission agrees with the recommendations contained in a much-awaited Public Safety Report. Acting City Manager Mike Wildgen, Police Chief Ron Olin and Fire Chief Jim McSwain made the recommendations in the report, which was given to commissioners on Saturday. Copies of the report were released to the public this morning.
COUNTY CONSIDERS RAISING AMBULANCE SERVICE RATES
January 22, 1990
Douglas County commissioners will decide next month whether to increase Douglas County Ambulance Service rates in 1990. This morning, commissioners discussed a report on proposed rate increases with Ted McFarlane, the county’s director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness. Commissioners then set a public hearing on the proposed rate increases for 7:15 p.m. Feb. 7.