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LOCAL ROBBERY SUSPECT MAY HAVE HIT TOPEKA
November 12, 1990
Topeka police this weekend reported an armed robbery that could be linked to a dozen similar crimes in Lawrence and four other Kansas cities. At 7:49 p.m. Sunday, Topeka officials said, an unidentified man robbed a clerk at the Kwik Shop convenience store, 801 S. Topeka, at gunpoint. A police report did not indicate how much cash was taken, if any.
REGENTS TO DISCUSS FACULTY TENURE REPORTS
November 12, 1990
The Kansas Board of Regents is scheduled this week to discuss reports on tenure and faculty evaluation from each of the seven regents universities. The regents are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Topeka. On Tuesday, regents plan to discuss the defeat of the constitutional amendment that would have removed their board from the Kansas Constitution. They also will discuss plans for Washburn University.
PIZAZZ AREA HAS QUIET WEEKEND
November 12, 1990
Lawrence police reported today that all was quiet this weekend on the Oread front. City officials authorized overtime pay for the department to beef up patrols in the Oread neighborhood around the Pizazz nightclub, Ninth and Mississippi, where shootings had been reported the previous two weekends.
NFL BLACKMAIL
November 12, 1990
National Football League officials and team owners have the right to initiate whatever policies they like, as long as they are within the law. In past years, most publicity about the NFL and team owners has focused on salary disputes with players’ union representatives, meetings with television network officials for highly lucrative contracts or negotiations over which cities are likely to be selected for an expanded league. However, in recent days, the NFL has entered a new arena: local and state politics.
FORMER KU DEAN DIES AT AGE 74
November 12, 1990
George R. Waggoner, a former longtime dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University, died Sunday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was 74. Mr. Waggoner served as dean of the College from 1954-75. In 1975, he became associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, specializing in international programs and development, a job he held until 1981. That year he returned to the English department as a professor, and was professor emeritus of English at the time of his death.
PHEASANT SEASON OFF TO GOOD START
November 12, 1990
The opening weekend of pheasant season proved successful for a group of Lawrence and Baldwin hunters. Howard McKenzie and two dozen other Lawrence residents made their annual journey to the Beloit area. They bagged 48 pheasants and 12 quail.
ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR SHARES LUNAR LORE
November 12, 1990
If you’re moonstruck by a moon on the rise that seems wider than a mile, don’t worry, you may be looking at a harvest moon. “It’s an interesting, well-documented phenomenon, almost a universal observation of any full moon on the horizon,” said Barbara Anthony-Twarog, Kansas University associate professor of physics and astronomy and author of “Star Log,” a monthly column.
LAWRENCE HONORS VETERANS, SHOWS SUPPORT FOR GULF FORCES
November 12, 1990
On Veterans Day 1990, Lawrence honored the veterans of past wars while showing support for the troops in the Middle East who now face the threat of battle. As a symbol of support for the troops in the gulf, yellow ribbons encircle trees along Jayhawk Boulevard on the Kansas University campus.
WALK-ON VANG ENJOYS SUCCESS AS FRESHMAN
November 12, 1990
Ninety-nine percent of all college walk-ons operate under the notion the recruiters made a mistake. Not Pete Vang, though.
BUILDING PERMITS DROP IN VALUATION
November 12, 1990
October was a typical month for construction in Lawrence, compared with the last four years, a city official said today. Although the valuation of building permits dropped from September’s total, Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector, expects 1990 to match or top the 1989 pace.
CITY APPEALS RULING ON FIREFIGHTER PACT
November 12, 1990
The city is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that binds the city and its employee bargaining groups to terms of their negotiated work agreements. The city’s legal firm, Allen, Cooley & Allen, filed a petition on Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to review a decision handed down in October by the Kansas Court of Appeals.
VEHICLE TO BE A LEARNING TOOL
November 12, 1990
It just rolled off the assembly line, but the 1991 Chevrolet Blazer donated to the Tonganoxie school district already has become an automotive cadaver. Students enrolled in the vocational automotive class at Tonganoxie High School recently received the vehicle from the Chevrolet Motor Division, which donates damaged cars and trucks to schools for training purposes. The Blazer received a dented roof and broken windshield in shipping, but everything else is in good condition, said School Supt. Ron Burgess.
STUDENT GROUPS BAND TOGETHER FOR BLOOD DRIVE
November 12, 1990
Kansas University students are out for blood, and they won’t rest until they’ve “pinted” the town red. “We’re getting ready to stick it to them,” said Sarah Gaigals, a student coordinator of the campus mobile.
TELEVISION SHOW TO TARGET CHILDREN
November 12, 1990
In 1899, the Pulitzer and Hearst newspapers were engaged in a fierce competition for readers. They cut their prices to customers but squeezed newsboys and newsgirls for the difference. In reaction, the “newsies” went on strike.
BLUE MOUND HIGH?
November 12, 1990
To the Editor: Voters in Eudora and Lawrence have said “no” to new high schools and “yes” to the eastern and southwest trafficways. The trafficways will now get under way. The schools will still be necessary. Neither community wishes to be a mere extension of either Johnson County’s or Topeka’s suburban sprawl. A thought: Why don’t Eudora and Lawrence get together on this? Could the two communities think, maybe, this way:
MAYBE SOMEDAY NU JINX WILL END
November 12, 1990
Maybe I won’t live long enough to see Kansas defeat Nebraska in football again, but I’m keeping the faith. Saturday was a good day for the faithful. Sure, Nebraska won 41-9, but it was plain to see Kansas wasn’t its customary grist for the mill. Kansas has closed a chasm that had grown to such proportions that it made the Grand Canyon look like Potter’s Lake.
OFFICIALS SAY BLAZE WAS SET
November 12, 1990
A fire in an unoccupied house in Lecompton Sunday morning has been declared an arson, according to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Lecompton resident Wayne A. Stansell reported the blaze in an unoccupied house at 306 Clark St.
JETS INSPIRED THOMAS TO RECORD SEVEN SACKS
November 12, 1990
Four A-10 Air Force jets flew over Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. “Whenever those airplanes fly it gives me a great deal of motivation,” Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas said after he collected an NFL-record seven sacks in Kansas City’s 17-16 loss to Seattle.
RESTORATION IN LECOMPTON LEAVES CONSTITUTION HALL UP IN THE AIR
November 12, 1990
Restoration work has literally left Lecompton’s Constitution Hall up in the air. In fact, when workers finish clearing dirt from under the building, the hall will dangle about 10 feet off the ground. Dan Rockhill and Sons, Lecompton, lifted the 100-year-old building on Oct. 31 to work on the foundation and provide access for Kansas State Historical Society archaeologists to excavate the site.
S POLITICIANS JUST NOW ADJUSTING TO ELECTION RESULTS
November 12, 1990
Democrats are just getting used to the idea that they actually could have a majority in the state House of Representatives, and Republicans still don’t want to believe it. For the last five or six days, Republicans have refused to concede the right to pick the House speaker, who will appoint committee chairmen and set the debate calendar. They have talked constantly about recounts and hinted that they are willing to go to court to keep from giving up the majority.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 12, 1990
ADMISSIONS Mary-Elizabeth Debicki, Lawrence.
S EARTHBOUND SEASON COMES TOCLOSE
November 12, 1990
The onset of winter is bringing an end to the city’s “Earthbound” composting program, but already plans are in the works for the coming year. Curbside pickup of grass clippings and leaves, a pilot program conducted weekly in southeast parts of the city, will cease after Wednesday’s collections, city recycling coordinator Patricia Marvin said today. In addition, Saturday will be the final day of operation for the weekend drop-off site for leaves and grass clippings at Centennial Park. The site’s hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BAKER DRAWS BETHANY AS PLAYOFF FOE
November 12, 1990
On Sunday afternoon, Baker was officially notified it had qualified for the NAIA Div. II football playoffs. But, realistically, the Wildcats knew they would make their fifth consecutive playoff appearance when they squashed Mid-America Nazarene, 48-8, on Saturday in Olathe.
SEATTLE POPS KC ON FINAL PLAY
November 12, 1990
Losing a football game is one thing. Getting beat on a desperation pass with no time left on the clock is something else, entirely.
HISTORY BUFF CHRONICLES FAVORITE STATE ODDITIES
November 12, 1990
Lawrence resident David Hann gave form to his penchant for the curious in Kansas last month with publication of a long-considered book, “Sampling Kansas, A Guide to the Curious.” From the “Big Red Rock” in Lawrence, to the concrete Garden of Eden in Lucas and the giant coal shovel “Big Brutus” down in southeast Kansas’ Cherokee County, 23 oddities of the Sunflower State from as many counties are pictured and explained in the handy-sized guide, Hann’s second book.
NEBRASKA OFFICIALS INTERVIEWING BUDIG
November 12, 1990
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig, who is one of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska system, will be interviewed for the job during the American Association of State Colleges and Land Grant Institutions conference, an NU official said. Joe Rowson, director of public affairs for the University of Nebraska, said the four candidates will be interviewed by Nebraska regents during the conference, which is today and Tuesday in the Westin Crown Center and the Hyatt Regency hotels in Kansas City, Mo.
TEACHERS SEE PROGRESS IN LAWRENCE
November 12, 1990
Several Lawrence teachers agree with criticisms of public education presented in a recent report from the National Endowment for the Humanities. However, they say, the local school district already has recognized the shortcomings of some traditional educational practices and taken steps to adopt more effective methods.
BOMBER MISSES DATE IN LAWRENCE
November 12, 1990
Maintenance problems kept a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber from its scheduled flyover Saturday at Memorial Stadium, a Kansas University ROTC official said. Capt. Linda Hutchins, commandant of the KU’s Air Force cadet corps, said she contacted officials at McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita when the bomber didn’t show for its scheduled 12:57 p.m. fly-over.
November 12, 1990
Australia, Korea and Indonesia are just three of the places Sacie Lambertson has called home. Lawrence is Lambertson’s most recent addition to the list. “Being here is like being in a foreign country to us,” Lambertson said.