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MORE THAN 1,200 ATHLETES READY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMPETITION
November 16, 1990
Bowling and volleyball games opened the Kansas Special Olympics’ Indoor Sports Tournament East here this morning. “I’m ready to get some strikes and win and come in first,” said Shannon Webster, a 23-year-old bowler and member of a team from Kansas City, Kan.
POST-TENURE REVIEW TERMED UNNECESSARY
November 16, 1990
Strong faculty evaluation systems exist at Kansas regents institutions and an additional review of tenured faculty is unnecessary, the leaders of the state’s universities were told Thursday. The chairman of an organization of academic officers at regents universities, Jim Murphy, provost at Fort Hays State, reported to Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig and the presidents of the other regents schools that the Council of Chief Academic Officers doesn’t support post-tenure review of faculty. Budig and the other top university officials met here Thursday as the Council of Presidents.
88 STILL VYING FOR POLICE, FIRE JOBS
November 16, 1990
A field of 551 applicants has been cut to 88 for new fire department and police positions approved by Lawrence voters in August. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said 35 of the department’s original 261 applicants remain in contention for 27 police positions.
ROBERT O. KOLMAN
November 16, 1990
Funeral services for Robert O. Kolman, 60, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mr. Kolman died Thursday at Providence St. Margaret’s Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., of natural causes.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
November 16, 1990
Awards presented this week in the Lawrence school district and a new award to be presented in May exemplify the type of relationship the district should foster with parents and others in the community. Twenty-two local residents, only some of whom have children attending Lawrence schools, were honored this week as “Friends of Education.” The annual reception thanks school volunteers for a variety of efforts including serving on parent-teacher organizations, helping with school activities and raising money for school projects.
GROUP FILING LAWSUIT OVER TRAFFICWAY ELECTION
November 16, 1990
A citizens’ group went to court today to challenge the outcome of the Nov. 6 election in which voters approved $4 million in bonds for construction of the south Lawrence trafficway. Citizens for Appropriate Roads and Environmental Safeguards (CARES) was to file a suit this afternoon in Douglas County District Court seeking a restraining order that would forbid the county from spending any bond funds until voters approve the trafficway in “a fair and unbiased election.”
KENNETH J. EKDAHL
November 16, 1990
Services for Kenneth J. Ekdahl, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran Cemetery in Marquette, with the Rev. Don Hawk officiating. Mr. Ekdahl died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AMELIA E. MARLEY
November 16, 1990
Amelia E. Marley, 87, formerly of Lawrence, died Thursday at Eudora Nursing Center. She was born May 24, 1903, at Kittaning, Pa. Mrs. Marley moved to Lawrence in 1983 from San Jose, Calif.
MAUDIE GEORGE
November 16, 1990
Services for Maudie Susie George, 98, McLouth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in McLouth, with the Rev. J. Keith Bradberry officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery east of Springdale in Leavenworth County. Mrs. George died Wednesday at a Winchester hospital.
JINGLE BELL RUN SLATED BY ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
November 16, 1990
Entry forms are now available for the Jingle Bell Run, a five-kilometer run and walk scheduled here on Dec. 1 to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. All participants will receive recognition ribbons. Special ribbons will go to age group winners. Also, a prize will be awarded for best seasonal costume.
ARSON NOT SUSPECTED IN RESIDENCE HALL FIRE
November 16, 1990
Firefighters today said a fire Thursday evening in a trash chute at a Kansas University residence hall most likely started accidentally. A fire report does not list a cause of the blaze, which was reported at 9:22 p.m. at McCollum Hall, 1800 Engel.
AREA STUDENTS VISIT PEN PALS
November 16, 1990
After several months of writing letters, McLouth second-graders finally were scheduled to meet their pen pals from East Indianola School in Topeka today. The youngsters have been exchanging information as part of a multicultural program initiated by McLouth Elementary School teachers Diane Ford and Sandra Nowasell. The project, “Multi-Cultural Enrichment and Exchange,” was funded by a Kansas Educational Excellence grant and sought to expose children to different cultures.
KU SENIORS VOTE AGAIN FOR ANNUAL HOPE AWARD
November 16, 1990
Some Kansas University seniors had a chance to vote twice in this year’s HOPE award balloting. Ballots cast Wednesday were thrown out, giving students a second chance to vote for one of six professors.
5 PROPERTIES RECOMMENDED FOR REGISTER
November 16, 1990
Five of six properties nominated as the initial entries to a Lawrence Register of Historic Places have passed the muster of the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission. The HRC Thursday adopted resolutions recommending to the Lawrence City Commission the placement of five properties on the local register. A recommendation on a sixth nominated property, the Frank and Nelle Benedict house, 923 Tenn., was tabled until Dec. 13, when the HRC should have additional information.
FOR THE RECORD
November 16, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU COUNCIL CHOOSES NEW LEADER
November 16, 1990
University Council members elected their first black presiding officer during a meeting Thursday at Kansas University. Beginning next semester, Jake Gordon, associate professor of African and African-American studies, will preside over the council, a faculty, staff and student governance group.
WEST, SOUTH CLOBBER LEAVENWORTH SCHOOLS
November 16, 1990
West and South victimized two Leavenworth schools in city junior high basketball games Thursday. West bounced Leavenworth West, 58-12, while South rocked Leavenworth Patton, 52-20. Heidi Blanck scored 18 points to pace West, now 5-2. Nicky Smith added 13 points and Jordan Lungstrum 11. In South’s win, Andy Werth paced a balanced attack with 11 points. The Cougars are 4-5.
CHAMBER ANNOUNCES BOARD SLATE
November 16, 1990
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors has announced the nomination of eight chamber members to serve three-year terms on the group’s board of directors, beginning April 1. An election will be held Dec. 19. The chamber will accept nominations for more names through Nov. 30.
TALKS UNDER WAY ON RESTAURANT SALE
November 16, 1990
Negotiations are now under way for the sale of S.C. Pomeroy’s, a restaurant in the Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts, to the owners of Fifi’s Nabil’s Restaurant, 925 Iowa. However, those involved in the negotiations today declined to make any comment about the proposed sale.
MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING
November 16, 1990
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was charged Thursday with a felony count of aggravated battery after he allegedly shot a 20-year-old Baker University student early Thursday. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday for the man, Brad J. Ziegler, 912 Alma Ct., who allegedly shot the victim during an altercation that began as a case of mistaken identity.
BLOOD DRIVE FALLS SHORT OF ITS GOAL
November 16, 1990
Although they collected more than 700 pints, a blood drive at Kansas University this week fell short of its goal. The drive, which was sponsored by Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Assn. and the scholarship halls, collected 721 pints of blood that were donated to the American Red Cross. The goal of the drive was to collect 875 pints.
HASKELL AND KU DEVISE PROGRAM
November 16, 1990
Kansas University, in cooperation with Haskell Indian Junior College and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is developing a special program for American Indian students interested in geography and computers. According to Curtis Sorenson, chairman of the KU Department of Geography, plans are being formed to allow Indian students improved use of computers in their studies of geography and computerized mapping.
PAROLE HEARING RESULTS ANNOUNCED BY BOARD
November 16, 1990
Kansas Parole Board Director Micah Ross has announced the results of parole hearings held in October for inmates who were convicted in local courts. The following is a list of inmates convicted in Douglas County or the area who were eligible for parole last month, their place of incarceration in late August, the charges of which they were convicted and the result of their parole hearing:
COUPLE PLEDGE $50,000 TO KU
November 16, 1990
A Blue Rapids couple who graduated from Kansas University pledged $50,000 to their alma mater, KU officials announced today. Robert and Janice Schwartz established a $50,000 life insurance policy naming KU as the beneficiary.
RANDALL SPORTING BLACK EYE
November 16, 1990
Mark Randall isn’t the star of Rocky V. That’s Kansas City heavyweight Tommy Morrison. Kansas’ 6-9, 235-pound center merely looks like a Sly Stallone battering ram after taking a hard shot to the face at practice earlier this week.
S OWNER WITHDRAWS OFFER
November 16, 1990
Another deadline has passed without anyone claiming $10,000 offered as an incentive for moving a 120-year-old Lawrence church from its location near Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The lack of response has a spokesman for the owner of the church, Allen Realty Inc., again saying that no one is truly interested in the building’s restoration.
JOHNSON AMAZED NEBRASKA SCRIBE
November 16, 1990
It was late in the second quarter of last Saturday’s Kansas-Nebraska football game when, during a lull, a sports writer from Omaha wondered aloud: “Is that guy REALLY the Jayhawks’ third-string tailback?” Absolutely, the Nebraska scribe was assured.
VIDEO RECALLS CULTURAL ASSIMILATION
November 16, 1990
The videotape opens with an Japanese woman writing at a table. She draws black, curving, elegant lines on a long piece of paper. The woman, who married a U.S. soldier and moved to Kansas, says her mother thought she would be a writer. Instead, she chose to leave the culture of her birth.
SEX ACTIVITY SPREADING DISEASE, KU DOCTORS SAY
November 16, 1990
Doctors who work with student health services at Kansas University hoped that as information about AIDS spread across the campus, methods used to prevent the deadly disease also would help cut down on other sexually transmitted disease. That hasn’t happened at KU or across the nation.
Purdy looking for 200th win as Lions play for state title
November 16, 1990
Back in 1956, when he took over as football coach at Chetopa High, Dick Purdy had no doubt that win No. 200 was out there. He just didn’t know when or where.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 16, 1990
ADMISSIONS Nancy Helm, Eudora; Lila Vandruff, Oskaloosa.
FORUM CITES DISCRIMINATION IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
November 16, 1990
Discrimination in Lawrence elementary and secondary schools may be subtle and many times even unintentional, but it still is a problem that needs to be addressed, participants in a forum said Thursday night. The community forum was one of eight forums sponsored by the city’s Task Force on Racism, Discrimination and Human Diversity. About 25 people attended the forum, which was held in the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.
DAVIS TO PICK COLLEGE SOON
November 16, 1990
Ben Davis, a 6-8, 235-pound forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., has returned to Florida during his school’s Thanksgiving break. Wilson, who scored a whopping 33 points and had 24 rebounds in his team’s season-opening win over Knoxville (Tenn.) Junior College, will meet with his parents in Fort Pierce, Fla., and make a decision sometime this weekend.
SMOKEOUT
November 16, 1990
Lawrence resident Joe Laducer probably isn’t the only person to give up cigarettes two years in a row during the Great American Smokeout. However, Laducer also managed to say no to nicotine during all 364 days between last year’s Smokeout and the one held Thursday, something that is a rare accomplishment.
KU, MIZZOU EACH WANTS REWARD
November 16, 1990
On paper, it wouldn’t look like much, but it would be improvement. Kansas posted a 4-7 football record last season and, with a victory against Missouri, the Jayhawks could finish 4-6-1.
PURDY LOOKING FOR 200TH WIN AS LIONS PLAY FOR STATE TITLE
November 16, 1990
Back in 1956, when he took over as football coach at Chetopa High, Dick Purdy had no doubt that win No. 200 was out there. He just didn’t know when or where.
UNDEFEATED AUSTRALIANS WIN
November 16, 1990
What do Big Eight coaches know? The league’s women’s basketball bosses think they have Kansas figured out. In their preseason poll, KU was picked fifth in the conference, while Colorado was tabbed for first.
CATS
November 16, 1990
Bethany conjures up terrible memories for Baker football players who were in the 1988 playoff game against the Terrible Swedes. Baker lost that game, 21-19, after Mike Gardner missed a 55-yard field goal with just five seconds remaining. The kick had the distance, but hooked a foot wide to the right, sealing the Bethany victory.
COMMISSIONERS TO HEAR REQUESTS FROM 2 FIRMS FOR TAX ABATEMENTS
November 16, 1990
The Lawrence City Commission will wrestle Tuesday with requests for tax abatements from two companies that want to locate in the city. The commission, which meets at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, has scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. to consider a request from Famous Brands Liquor for a 10-year, 50 percent abatement from real property taxes on a 60,000-square-foot warehouse it plans for Timber Ridge Industrial Park.