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GIFT OF LIFE
January 25, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: About this time a year ago I became pregnant with my first child. My husband and I were very grateful and excited. But the future did not evolve the way we had planned.
IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
January 25, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I am writing about the atrocities concerning the medical benefits and assistance of the handicapped, low income, no income and general assistance. I’m sure a lot of people abuse their assistance, but what about the people, like me, who don’t abuse it and really need it. I have a disease that I am recovering from, but without my general assistance I can’t afford to keep getting medical attention which I have to have. I think Gov. Hayden needs to do some serious thinking about this. Something has to be done!!!
LET THE MYSTERY CONTINUE
January 25, 1990
For 41 years now, a mysterious somebody has been leaving cognac and roses on the Baltimore grave of Edgar Allan Poe, the ill-fated writer who lived such a miserable though brilliant life and died a hopeless alcoholic. It happened again this year, and there were people watching from a distance as a figure in black made the sentimental delivery. Nobody, fortunately, intervened.
WINTER WARM-UPS MAY HURT AREA WHEAT
January 25, 1990
Recent erratic weather might bring an occasional reprieve from typical January temperatures, but the up-and-down temperatures may not be good for area wheat crops. Jack Lindquist, Douglas County Extension agriculture agent, said today that warm temperatures might fool winter wheat and bring it out of dormancy and into a growing cycle. The warm temperatures likely would be followed by a cold snap, which could kill the growing wheat, Lindquist said.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR WARM HEARTS
January 25, 1990
Warm Hearts of Douglas County continues to seek donations toward its goal of $65,000, Al Hack, the group’s president said today. Hack said donations have “ground to a halt” during the last two weeks.
LECTURES SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH ON CAMPUS
January 25, 1990
Polish Ambassador Jan Kinast and New York Times education columnist Edward Fiske have agreed to lecture next month at Kansas University, officials said Wednesday. Kinast, who will be at KU to participate in “Spirit of Poland: A Month of Celebration,” intends to join in a seminar at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union.
SALLIE MAE INCREASES SIZE OF LOAN PORTFOLIO
January 25, 1990
The Student Loan Marketing Center (Sallie Mae) reported today that it has hit the 2 million mark in the number of education loan customers it serves twice the number of customers the company served just 18 months ago. The company services loans at its five regional student loan servicing centers. Its largest center is in Lawrence.
NIGHTCLUB MEETS SITE PLAN DEADLINE
January 25, 1990
A nightclub in the Oread neighborhood has met a city-imposed deadline for site plan compliance. Linda Finger, city planner, said a city inspection of Pizazz, Ninth and Mississippi, showed that the club was in “substantial compliance” with requirements of its site plan. The club had been under a city-imposed Jan. 1 deadline for compliance.
CYCLONES TRIP KU WOMEN
January 25, 1990
Kansas is still looking for its first Big Eight basketball road victory, yet coach Marian Washington was encouraged after Wednesday night’s 79-72 loss to Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum. “I thought we played a lot better on the road this time than we did at Oklahoma State,” Washington said. “We ran a much better offense. The thing that cost us was our defense.”
CONVOCATION TO FEATURE TALK BY CARNEGIE FELLOW
January 25, 1990
Baker University will celebrate its 132nd anniversary with a Founders Day Convocation at 11 a.m. Feb. 15. The convocation’s featured speaker will be Warren Bryan Martin, senior fellow of the Carnegie Foundation.
LECOMPTON HAS CANDIDATES TO FILL COUNCIL
January 25, 1990
This year’s field of candidates for Lecompton City Council seats is the best in recent memory, the city clerk says. Susie Hackathorn, city clerk, said that historically too few candidates enter the race for city council, but this year is something of an exception.
DETROIT PREP PICKS KU
January 25, 1990
Sylvester Wright, a first-team all-state linebacker from Detroit McKenzie High, has made an oral commitment to Kansas, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. Wright, a 6-3, 240-pounder, had narrowed his college choices to Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan State and Colorado. According to the Detroit newspaper, Wright picked Kansas over Nebraska.
PLANNERS OK REZONING FOR ASPHALT PLANT
January 25, 1990
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a rezoning request for a hot-mix asphalt plant south of East Hills Business Park. But commissioners, responding in part to concerns expressed by several neighbors at Wednesday’s meeting, decided to scale down the rezoning proposal and called for the property to be screened on all four sides.
GLADYS K. HARDTARFER
January 25, 1990
Services are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary for Gladys K. Hardtarfer, 80, of the Eudora Nursing Center. Mrs. Hardtarfer, formerly of Lawrence, died this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FORMER GIRLFRIEND TESTIFIES AT TRIAL
January 25, 1990
A key prosecution witness testified Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend admitting shooting an 18-year-old Independence, Mo., man whose body was found in October in rural Douglas County. The witness, Cynthia Scaturro, 17, Blue Springs, Mo., told a Douglas County District Court jury that Christopher Mitchell, 19, Blue Springs, Mo., told her that he shot Timothy K. Ridpath after Ridpath followed her and Mitchell from the Kansas City area to a gravel road.
NEW COST ESTIMATE DELAYS TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED MEDICAL CARE PROGRAM
January 25, 1990
An attempt to improve health care coverage for thousands of poor Kansans by making some major changes in the MediKan program for next year was dealt a severe blow when the estimated costs of the changes came in way above previous estimates. Just hours before she was to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions on a plan to change the MediKan program, Rep. Jessie Branson, D-Lawrence, said she was told cost estimates by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services had doubled.
COUNTY PRAISES STATEMENT ON TRAFFICWAY
January 25, 1990
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night passed out accolades concerning the successful completion of an environmental impact statement on the proposed $58 million south Lawrence trafficway project. The Federal Highway Department is expected to release the environmental impact statement today. Its release comes after county officials have worked with that agency and numerous other federal and state agencies since September 1985.
HENSON, PRITCHARD RENEW RIVALRY WHEN JAYHAWKS MEET K-STATE SATURDAY
January 25, 1990
Kevin Pritchard and Steve Henson go back a long way. Six years, in fact, when the two Big Eight basketball point guards were high school players in Tulsa, Okla., and McPherson, respectively.
BORK MAKES QUICK WORK OF HI PARK FOE
January 25, 1990
Don’t get Reid Bork wrong. A senior on Lawrence High’s wrestling team, Bork loves to wrestle. But he prefers to finish his matches as quickly as possible.
MIXED SIGNAL
January 25, 1990
Editor, Journal-World: I think our community should think it’s quite interesting that Gov. Hayden created an office of Families and Children at the same time he’s supporting cuts to children and families on public assistance.
LHS ACCREDITATION PLANNERS LIST GOALS, STRESS COMPETENCY
January 25, 1990
An emphasis on competency education tops a list of goals developed by a committee that is planning for an accreditation review of Lawrence High School. Four of the seven goals identified by the school’s North Central Evaluation Committee call for all students to demonstrate minimum competency in math, reading, writing and social studies.
FOR THE RECORD
January 25, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
January 25, 1990
The demand rings through the theater at the end of “Death of a Salesman”: Attention must be paid to such a man. For more than 40 years, audiences have been paying attention to Willy Loman, the down-and-out, obsessed salesman of Arthur Miller’s play, a character who has come to represent what happens when the American dream evaporates.
FINANCIAL FEAR OF GROWING OLD
January 25, 1990
Nursing homes are something most people don’t want to think about. Nobody really wants to live in one, but many people fear that, at some time, they will.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 25, 1990
ADMISSIONS Linda Leroux, Lecompton; Loeta Tingle, 341 Pleasant; Shantele Bowlin, 802 W. 25th.
FORUM CENTERS ON CONFLICTS OVER PALESTINE
January 25, 1990
Withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from the West Bank and Gaza Strip wouldn’t end hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians but it would lead to a significant reduction of human rights violations, a Kansas University professor says. Deborah Gerner, assistant professor of political science and author of “One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict Over Palestine,” said Wednesday at a University Forum lecture that she was speaking as a supporter of Palestinian self-determination.
NED N. FLEMING DES IN ARIZONA AT AGE 90
January 25, 1990
Ned N. Fleming, honorary chairman and former president of Fleming Companies and a strong supporter of Kansas University, died Wednesday at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital. Fleming, 90, a longtime Topeka resident, had been staying at his winter home in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
UNION RENOVATION PLANNING RESUMES
January 25, 1990
When Kansas University officials started to plan the renovation of the Kansas Union, it was hard for them to visualize the architect’s design. Imagining food services on only one level, light throughout the building and a union without 1960s decor was tough for everyone involved.
CITY COMMISSIONERS CITE NEED FOR ENACTING ETHICS PROPOSAL
January 25, 1990
Some members of the Lawrence City Commission are finding that abstaining on some votes speaks volumes about the need for an ethics ordinance. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, three separate commissioners excused themselves from deliberations and abstained from votes after citing potential conflicts of interest with agenda items.