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MCGINNESS 2-HITS RANGERS, TRAVELLERS SWEEP TWINBILL
July 8, 1990
Strong opposition tends to bring out the best in the Maupintour Travellers. “We seem to come out and play against good teams like that. Sometimes it’s a challenge knowing you won’t be run-ruling anybody,” said coach Walt Houk after a 3-1, 9-5 doubleheader sweep of Ozark, Mo., Saturday night at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR?
July 8, 1990
Is a college degree in engineering worth more than a college degree in philosophy or fine arts? It’s an interesting question and one of several issues likely to arise as the Kansas Board of Regents studies the possibility of charging higher tuition for students in fields that require more money to attract top faculty members.
RESPONSIBILITY AND TASTE
July 8, 1990
The headline on a news story from Boynton Beach, Fla., reads: “Aspiring rappers learning lesson from 2 Live Crew: Sex sells.” And the article points out that the Northside Posse’s version of “Good Golly Miss Molly” would make most people, even veteran entertainers, blush. The young rappers say they hope their song which chronicles in stark detail the insatiable sexual appetite of Miss Molly, a neighborhood nymphomaniac is their ticket to stardom in the booming rap music industry. Willis Butler of Boynton Beach and Anthony Variance and William McCrary, both of nearby Delray Beach, are gambling that the type of explicit bump-and-grind lyrics which landed Miami-based 2 Live Crew at the top of the charts and under arrest will land them a recording contract.
MAN ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS HIMSELF DURING STANDOFF
July 8, 1990
A 56-year-old Lecompton man who reportedly shot at police at least four times during a five-hour standoff early Saturday surrendered after accidently shooting himself in the left leg, police said. The man, whose name was not released by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, reportedly was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and is being held in protective custody, according to a press release issued by Chris Mulvenon, a spokesman for the the Lawrence Police Department.
KU STUDY
July 8, 1990
Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and Kermit the Frog can be more than just television characters. They also can be teachers. A preschool child’s recognition of numbers and letters can be improved by home viewings of Sesame Street videocassettes, according to a study recently conducted at Kansas University.
S ARTISTIC VALUE IS CRUCIAL QUESTION IN DEBATE, PROFS SAY
July 8, 1990
Speech that is deemed obscene is not protected by the First Amendment, but courts have struggled for years to fashion a precise definition of obscenity. The ambiguity surrounding obscenity law may save 2 Live Crew, a rap band whose music was banned in Florida, Kansas University professors say.
LELAND C. DIEHL
July 8, 1990
Military inurnment services for Leland Charles “Teen” Diehl, 82, of Kansas City, Mo., will be conducted by Grahem-Herbers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3084 at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Diehl, formerly of Valley Falls, died Thursday at a Kansas City, Mo., nursing home. The body was cremated.
COOKS REEL IN CATFISH PRIZE
July 8, 1990
What do you get when you mix catfish and the liberal arts? A recipe for success at the third annual River City Catfish Cookoff held Saturday during Independence Days at Burcham Park.
CONCERNS
July 8, 1990
An owner of a Lawrence apartment building that provides subsidized housing for the elderly and disabled has responded in writing to a list of tenant complaints sent to him in May. Peter S. Brune, one of the owners of Management Associates Investors, Kansas City, Mo., issued his response to the complaints in a letter sent to residents of Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Pkwy., and to the Coalition on Housing Concerns for the Elderly and People with Disabilities. Clinton Place is subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
FOR THE RECORD
July 8, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DEMAND STILL HIGH FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING, GROUPS SAY
July 8, 1990
Not everyone in Lawrence has a roof over their head, despite the efforts of several local organizations that are working to fill that need. During the past six months, the Salvation Army Safe House has provided temporary housing for 12 homeless families and 150 homeless single people, according to Jeannie Blankenship, Safe House director.
PARADE SETS FESTIVE TONE FOR ANNUAL CELEBRATION
July 8, 1990
The Fourth of July spirit carried over Saturday morning as a path of red, white and blue led the Independence Days parade along Massachusetts Street. The parade, which ran from South Park to Seventh Street, was one of the main attractions in the annual Independence Days festival Saturday, the first full day of the festival, which got under way Wednesday evening.
BOYS FIND COMIC RELIEF IN CLASS PROJECT
July 8, 1990
Teachers usually don’t take too kindly to comic books in the classroom. But two Schwegler School sixth-graders recently spent hours daydreaming about Mothman, Cyclone and other comic book characters … and all with their teacher’s blessing. That’s because the students, Jason Pavlicek and Shane Meyer, created the characters themselves as part of a 21-page, full-color comic book called “Protectors of the World.”
FESTIVAL CATERS TO CHILDREN
July 8, 1990
Whether they were petting a kingsnake, grinding wheat or getting butterflies painted on their faces, youngsters said Independence Days offers a variety of activities for children. “I like the pony rides … because all of us like them,” said 4-year old Rachel Kottwitz of Lawrence. “One (pony) is small and one is really big,” she said, lifting her arms in the air.
THE ICE MAN COMETHFROM WICHITA
July 8, 1990
One commodity was in hot demand last week in Lawrence ice. Stores that make their own were running out. People were buying it by the eight-, 16- and 20-pound bagfuls.
KIDNAPPING PUTS FAMILY THROUGH ORDEAL
July 8, 1990
Lawrence resident Lorna Cruse, sister of an Oklahoma City woman whose baby was kidnapped from the hospital 29 hours after being born, said the whole family had reached a very low point just before good news finally came. “That Saturday night was very hard,” Cruse said about the period just before Whitney Ryann Morse, was found in Butler, Mo., late on June 30, 10 days after she was taken from the maternity ward of Deaconness Hospital in Oklahoma City.
MUSIC, FOOD DRAW CROWDS
July 8, 1990
Good music and good food attracted crowds of festival-goers to the Independence Days celebration in Burcham and Constant Parks Saturday night. The whimsical Chenille Sisters kicked off the evening entertainment on the Riverfront Stage in Burcham Park. The trio of Grace Morand, Connie Huber and Cheryl Dawdy, all of Ann Arbor, Mich., ignited laughter and applause in the audience with their humorous, truthful tunes.
NOTES AND QUOTES . . .
July 8, 1990
Notes and quotes… All you need to know about Bo Jackson is his revelation that he is now imitating Jose Canseco at the plate.
TOUGH NON-LEAGUE GAMES MAKE 4 KU FOOTBALL WINS DIFFICULT
July 8, 1990
It’s encouraging to hear more people asking about Kansas football after too long a period of apathy. It would be wonderful to be able to tell folks there will be dramatic improvement in the team record for 1990. KU could be 30 percent stronger this fall, yet it will have to struggle and needs considerable good fortune to duplicate, let alone exceed, its 4-7 record of ‘89. The problem is a schedule with three non-league teams which could whip Kansas; the fourth is no pushover.
LOCAL WOMAN MAKES ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING
July 8, 1990
Weddings symbolize a new beginning. For that reason, Linda Lown thought it was appropriate that her marriage Saturday to Paul Lassen Jr. take place at Penn House. The new Mrs. Lassen first came to Penn House, a local agency offering low-income families clothing and emergency food, medical and utility assistance, about 20 years ago to reorder her life and that of her two sons.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 8, 1990
DISMISSALS Wilbur Russell Brooks, Rt. 2; Drew Stewart Fritzel and twin girls, 1900 Ohio; Pamela Field and baby boy, Eudora; Christy Lemanske and baby girl, Edwardsville.
BRIAN TO MEET FOR TITLE
July 8, 1990
Alex O’Brian almost wished he didn’t have to face Mike Wolf in today’s title match of the Mainline Classic tennis tournament. “We’d been practicing together all week before the tournament,” said O’Brian after his 6-3, 6-3 semifinal victory over Trevor Kronemann Saturday at the Allen Fieldhouse courts. “I knew that he’d been playing well before the tournament.
OGDEN FIRES 73, LEADS CITY OPEN
July 8, 1990
John Ogden is one of those guys who figures it’s not whether you lead or trail but how you swing the club. So Ogden, a former Kansas University golfer, wasn’t really proud that he held a two-stroke lead after the first day of the City Men’s Open golf tournament.
S TICKET TO ADVENTURE
July 8, 1990
Having seen wars, revolutions, presidents and natural wonders through a camera lens, Bill Snead says photojournalism has been one big adventure. “I would say it’s been the best liberal education anyone could ever have,” he said. “I’ve been invited over to people’s homes and met world leaders, and I’m just from Lawrence, Kansas.”
THE BLUES STAY GREEN IN KANSAS CITY
July 8, 1990
The seedy bars where the Kansas City blues were born are just about gone with the wind, the same wind that blew out the Pendergast political machine around the time of the Second World War. Even the corner of 12th and Vine streets, noted in the old blues song “Kansas City,” is gone, grassed over for a park beside an apartment complex. There’s a street sign there, approximately where the corner would be, but no trace of the blues bars.
SHOES IN THE PARK
July 8, 1990
Chink. Chink. Chink. Big steel horseshoes wrap ‘round a non-descript steel stake sunk in blue clay at the South Park horseshoe courts.