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PRESCRIPTION COSTS
November 5, 1990
Perhaps some pharmaceutical expert can explain why this has happened, but until a bona fide expert comes forth with a well-documented treatise, or letter to the editor, Americans are justified in looking with a suspicious eye on what has happened and continues to happen to prescription drug prices. According to U.S. Sen. David Pryor, prescription prices have increased by 152 percent over the last decade while the general inflation rate has been 58 percent. (At the same time, health care costs also have far outstripped inflation.)
GO FORRECORD
November 5, 1990
In the past several weeks, the Journal-World has published more than 100 letters to the editor, most of them dealing with at least one of the three bond questions voters will face Tuesday $4 million for the south Lawrence trafficway, $4 million for the eastern parkway and $31 million to build a second high school and make improvements to other schools. Many other letters were received from throughout the state concerning specific candidates, but were not published because of the Journal-World’s policy of not allowing direct candidate endorsements in the public forum column.
T MAIL TAX BILLS UNTIL NEXT WEEK
November 5, 1990
The Douglas County treasurer’s office announced today that 1990 property tax bills could be in the mail as soon as the end of next week. Nancy Hempen, county treasurer, said she was awaiting real estate tax calculations before the bills could be mailed.
POLICE REPORT GUNSHOTS FIRED IN AREA FOR 2ND TIME
November 5, 1990
Lawrence police today reported that several gunshots were fired early Sunday at Ninth and Mississippi, near an area where shots were fired about a week earlier. A police report indicated that while officers were searching for a vehicle described in the Oct. 27 incident, they heard gunshots about 1:54 a.m.
S BOMB LIFTS BLUE, 60-57
November 5, 1990
Terry Brown buried the last of his five three-pointers with about a minute left to put the Blue team ahead for good in its 60-57 win over the Red during Kansas’ intrasquad basketball scrimmage on Sunday at the Dodge City Civic Center. Brown finished with 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting outside the three-point arc. Alonzo Jamison led the Blues with 16 points. Point guard Adonis Jordan and freshman Patrick Richey added 10 apiece.
DONALD M. BETTS
November 5, 1990
Services for Donald McPherson Betts, 66, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Kirby Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Betts died Saturday at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born March 20, 1924, in Harveyville. He grew up in Harveyville and graduated from Harveyville High School in 1942.
OLIVER H. WINGFIELD
November 5, 1990
Graveside services for Oliver Harold Wingfield, 76, rural Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Cemetery in Williamstown, with the Rev. Don Flanner officiating. The Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military honors. Mr. Wingfield died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WILLARD L. HOLLADAY SR.
November 5, 1990
Services for Willard L. “Toots” Holladay Sr., 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 of Lawrence. Mr. Holladay died this morning at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1923, in rural Tonganoxie and graduated from Tonganoxie High School.
FOR THE RECORD
November 5, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WOMAN DIES IN ACCIDENT
November 5, 1990
A Mission woman was found dead Sunday at the Kansas Highway 7 exit of the Kansas Turnpike, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run accident, Bonner Springs police said this morning. The body of Leslie A. Davis, 33, was found about 6:50 a.m. Sunday. Detective Sgt. Dan Houze said witnesses have placed Davis alive and within 100 yards of the scene of the accident at 6:30 Saturday night. Police are saying the death probably occurred soon afterward. Her body wasn’t found until about 12 hours later.
PRO-ROADS COMMITTEE PROMISES PUBLIC INPUT
November 5, 1990
The “Vote Yes for Roads” citizens committee announced today that voter approval of the south Lawrence trafficway and eastern parkway would lead to extensive public involvement in planning the trafficway’s design and the parkway’s route. “I want the public to know that even though we have completed five years of study on the south Lawrence trafficway that the final design of the roadway has not been started,” Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith said in a prepared statement. “The public will be heavily involved throughout the road design process, and the county and city commissions will jointly participate in numerous hearings in which issues of roadway design, vehicle access, drainage, bicycle and pedestrian access, and other issues can be addressed by the public.
BIG EIGHT NAMES HILLEARY
November 5, 1990
Kansas quarterback Chip Hilleary was named Big Eight offensive player of the week this morning based on his performance in the Jayhawks’ 31-30 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater. The 6-1, 180-pound sophomore completed 18 of 30 passes for 250 yards all career highs and two touchdowns. Hilleary also threw a two-point conversion pass that proved to be the game-winner. Colorado nose tackle Joel Steed was named defensive player of the week.
GYMNASTICS SATURDAY AT SM NORTHWEST
November 5, 1990
Team scores: Olathe 106.15, Derby 106.0, Manhattan 104.4, Lawrence 102.9, SM West 101.15, SM East 97.05, Topeka Seaman 95.4, Wichita South 94.9, Wichita Northwest 92.75. Lawrence results All-around: 3. Amy Cartwright, 35.5. Others: Brandy Bruno, 33.6; Keri Dobbins 32.65; Leah D’Ercole, 32.5.
LHS GIRLS SNAG FOURTH AT STATE
November 5, 1990
Amy Cartwright finished third in the all-around with a personal best score and led Lawrence High to a fourth-place finish at the girls state gymnastics meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Cartwright collected 35.5 points in the all-around and placed in three of four individual events. She was second in the floor exercise with 9.35 points, fifth in the vault at 9.1 and sixth on the uneven parallel bars at 8.45.
AUTO CHASE LEADS POLICE THROUGH CITY
November 5, 1990
A 17-year-old Topeka boy driving a stolen car and accompanied by a teen-age runaway led Topeka and local authorities on a chase through Lawrence early Saturday, sheriff’s officers reported today. Topeka officials notified local sheriff’s officers at 12:05 a.m. that they were chasing a stolen car east on U.S. Highway 40 into Douglas County.
FIRE AT FARMLAND SLOWS PRODUCTION
November 5, 1990
A fire Sunday morning at Farmland Industries caused a production slowdown but was extinguished before becoming what Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain said could have been a major blaze. Six firefighting crews responded to the fire, which was reported to Lawrence firefighters at 10:20 a.m.
FMC CORP. TO CUTPOSITIONS
November 5, 1990
Along with getting a new plant manager, FMC Corp.’s North Lawrence plant is cutting back on some of its administrative positions, according to a company spokesman. “We are going through some reduction in headcount,” said Steve Avery, the plant’s spokesman.
SALES
November 5, 1990
Services for M.T. “Chic” Sales, 67, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF&AM at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Sales died Saturday in Baxter County, Ark. He drowned in the White River while on a fishing trip.
SHARON KAY DOWNING
November 5, 1990
Services for Sharon Kay Downing, 44, Lawrence, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Jerry Mercer officiating. Burial will be in the Reno Cemetery. Mrs. Downing died of cancer Sunday at her home.
SISTERS FIND TOGETHERNESS ON THE STAGE
November 5, 1990
For Karin and Kirsten Paludan, “Little Shop of Horrors” may as well be called “All in the Family.” The Lawrence-bred sisters appear together in the Kansas University musical as two-thirds of a female Greek chorus. They sing the bouncy Alan Menken-Howard Ashman score while a plant from outer space devours the rest of the cast.
ROBERT E. SCHULTZ
November 5, 1990
Services for Robert E. Schultz, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Schultz died Saturday at Eudora Nursing Center. He was born March 20, 1911, at Tonganoxie.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 5, 1990
BIRTHS Cynthia Oatis, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
BAKER VICTORY PLEASES SENIORS
November 5, 1990
Heading into Saturday’s game against Missouri Valley, Baker defensive back John Saunders had only one thing on his mind. He wanted to win his final game at Liston Stadium. “This is my senior year and I wanted to go out on a winning note,” Saunders said.
S HARD HIT FORESEEN IN DREAM
November 5, 1990
Kevin Porter had a dream Saturday night. It involved his Chiefs’ defensive backfield partner, Deron Cherry. “Before the game, I told Deron I had a dream but I wasn’t sure I wanted to tell him about it,” Porter said following the Chiefs’ 9-7 win over the Los Angeles Raiders Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
SERVICEMEN BOOST AREA MAIL CALL
November 5, 1990
“Mail call” for Douglas County residents is starting to bring letters from U.S. servicemen in Saudi Arabia. For employees of Maupintour and students in Baldwin, the letters are reciprocating acts of kindness for sending cookies, news and letters overseas in support of U.S. troops.
OFFICIALS PREDICT RECORD TURNOUT
November 5, 1990
Secretary of State Bill Graves predicted today that the number of Kansans voting Tuesday will set a record for a non-presidential election. Graves told a Statehouse news conference he believes 850,000 people will go to the polls to decide five statewide races, a U.S. Senate race and five U.S. House races, plus elect a new state House of Representatives and determine fate of an education constitutional amendment.
SLATTERY SAYS NATION MUST PAY ITS BILLS
November 5, 1990
The nation must pay its bills and address the federal deficit, U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., said during a visit to Lawrence Sunday. Slattery spoke to about 15 federal employees at Haskell Indian Junior College, which was threatened by furloughs when Congress and the Bush administration couldn’t agree on a budget resolution.
CURVE
November 5, 1990
As Max Falkenstien and I stood in the bleachers behind the east end zone in the growing darkness at Lewis Field, I thought to myself, “Hey, calm down, you’ve seen close football games before.” So had Falkenstien. He’s been broadcasting the Jayhawks on radio since the days of soft helmets, and I could tell he was a little nervous, too. Falkenstien has seen maybe a million KU football games. I’ve probably seen only about a hundred thousand or so.
SLICK CONDITIONS
November 5, 1990
Rain, snow and sleet Sunday and this morning brought some much-needed moisture to the Lawrence area. Slick roads, however, may have contributed to one injury accident early today. A two-vehicle accident occurred at 6:15 a.m. today just east of the Lawrence service area on the Kansas Turnpike.
CHIEFS CHILL RAIDERS IN SLEET, 9-7
November 5, 1990
Both rain AND sleet fell Sunday at unseasonably arctic Arrowhead Stadium. “The wind was blowing. It was raining. You could see your breath. It was great weather for a running team like ours,” said Chiefs’ reserve fullback Barry Word.
LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIALS NOT DRAWN INTO DEBATE OVER SAT
November 5, 1990
Although Lawrence High School students haven’t complained about discrimination in standardized tests, school officials aren’t convinced the tests are the best way to measure academic performance. A debate about the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) re-ignited across the nation last week when the College Board announced its plans to change the exam effective 1994.
MCCLENDON WINS $50 PRIZE
November 5, 1990
Leland McClendon, 768 Ash, submitted the lone one-miss paper in last week’s Journal-World football contest and earned the first prize of $50. It was the first time McClendon, a construction worker, has been a prize-winner in the weekly contest.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR LIKES HIS ROLE IN PRODUCTIONS
November 5, 1990
Working in the Kansas University theater department as a receptionist allows Michael Boring the chance to serve as a part-time musical director. The only problem is that Boring, a Lawrence resident of 26 years, wants to direct music in area productions full time.