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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE
November 22, 1990
A two-car accident Wednesday afternoon caused a power outage that left about 1,100 KPL Gas Service customers in central Lawrence without electricity for about 25 minutes. Lawrence police reported that the accident occurred about 4 p.m. at 16th and New Hampshire streets when one car struck the guy wire of a power pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.
T BEEN CHANGED
November 22, 1990
Although the National Weather Service is more strictly defining its role in forecasting, a weather service official in Topeka says no information services will be cut for residents in Lawrence or northeast Kansas. “We’re not cutting back in any of the services that are available,” said Rich McNulty, deputy meteorologist for the weather service’s Topeka office, which provides state and local forecasts.
UNITED WAY NEARS ITS GOAL
November 22, 1990
Organizers of this year’s United Way of Douglas County campaign are within 10 percent of the drive’s $845,000 goal. As of Tuesday afternoon, the campaign’s total pledges stood at $762,036, or 90.2 percent of the goal.
ARIZONA TRIP WILL TEST JAYHAWKS
November 22, 1990
Rarely does Roy Williams talk about basketball without mentioning Dean Smith. That’s to be expected. Williams worked under the legendary North Carolina coach for a decade. It was hardly surprising therefore when Williams mentioned Smith the other day while talking about the Jayhawks’ early schedule.
FOR THE RECORD
November 22, 1990
Law enforcement report Condition reports
WAGGONER SERVICES
November 22, 1990
Memorial services for George R. Waggoner, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University, will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Swarthout Recital Hall in KU’s Murphy Hall. The Waggoner Fund for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been established with the KU Endowment Association.
MARIJUANA PROTESTER RELEASED FROM JAIL
November 22, 1990
Vowing to continue his protest against marijuana laws, a 43-year-old Lawrence man was released from jail Wednesday after serving time stemming from his arrest last year for smoking a marijuana cigarette at the law enforcement center. Mark Creamer was released about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after serving all but two days of his six-month jail sentence for a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana.
BURDETT LOOMIS
November 22, 1990
Kansas University professor Burdett Loomis starred Thursday night on a cable television network. Loomis, professor of political science, wasn’t making his small screen acting debut.
STELLA L. KNAPP
November 22, 1990
Services for Stella L. Knapp, 72, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Don Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Knapp died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in McLouth.
FINANCE CHIEF FOR LAWRENCE TAKES NEW JOB
November 22, 1990
Lawrence’s finance director has resigned to accept a job as finance director in Naperville, Ill., City Manager Mike Wildgen announced Wednesday afternoon. Karr, who joined the city staff in May 1987, will leave her job as of Jan. 11, Wildgen said.
PUBLIC GOLF COURSE BACKERS STILL RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS
November 22, 1990
Proponents of a municipal golf course are continuing a membership drive to gain support for the construction of a public golf course in Lawrence. Shirley Harris, secretary of the Lawrence Municipal Golf Course Committee, said Wednesday that about 200 people have filled out free membership cards in support of the committee’s efforts.
FAMOUS BRANDS DELAYS DECISION
November 22, 1990
A Topeka-based liquor distributor is expected to announce Friday whether it will build a new statewide liquor distribution warehouse in Lawrence or in another city. Jack Brand, a local attorney who is representing Famous Brands Liquor, said Wednesday night that the company had not yet issued a statement and would probably not do so until Friday. Brand said earlier he thought the statement would be released Wednesday afternoon.
SCHOOL BOARD DRAFTING BOND ISSUE FOR JUNE
November 22, 1990
DeSoto School Board members have gone back to the drawing board to design a new bond issue to put before voters in June. Voters overwhelmingly defeated $12 million bond issue to build a new high school and elementary school last year and on Nov. 6 voted down a $7 million bond issue to finance a new elementary school, an addition on the high school and renovation in the elementary school.
PEDIATRICS WARD NOW A POLICE AUXILIARY PROJECT
November 22, 1990
Lawrence Memorial Hospital most likely will never join parks, arcades and playgrounds as places children go to have fun. But wives of Lawrence police and Douglas County sheriff’s officers are hoping to make LMH a more cheerful place for children admitted to the pediatrics ward.
FLAWED PROJECT
November 22, 1990
To the Editor: Some may think or say that the recent action by owners of the Elkins virgin prairie was selfishly motivated, but the truth is they, “the owners,” were merely reacting, in an understandable fashion, to events outside their control.
SENSIBLE SOLUTION
November 22, 1990
To the Editor: How refreshing! Our “throw-away, tear-it-down, plow-it-up” society has been presented with an idea from Roy Gridley and seconded by Kurt Henning for establishment of a high school in the Blue Mound area between Eudora and Lawrence. Henning’s reasons for the feasibility of this endeavor were evidence of sound judgment.
KANSAS BASKETBALL NOTES
November 22, 1990
NOTES - The Kansas traveling party is staying at the Pointe at South Mountain, a sprawling resort complex near the Arizona State campus. It’s where NFL teams stay when in town to play the Phoenix Cardinals…
BAKER STUDENTS ORGANIZE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
November 22, 1990
After hearing a motivational speech by Greenpeace activist Christopher Childs in late September, a group of Baker University students geared up to do their part in conserving resources and protecting the environment. Their environmental efforts have attracted more support than they’d anticipated.
HOLIDAY THOUGHTS TRAVEL TO THE GULF
November 22, 1990
As Lawrence residents relax today with turkey, family and football games, many will be thinking about friends, relatives and fellow Americans who are spending Thanksgiving halfway around the world. And many of the men and women stationed in the Persian Gulf region will have received the message that people here are thinking about them through letters and packages that were mailed weeks ago in time for Thanksgiving.
EACH WEEK, WOMAN BAKES 1,000 COOKIES TO SEND TO THE GULF
November 22, 1990
While many local Thanksgiving cooks spent this week in the kitchen mashing potatoes and basting turkey for their families, a visitor to Lawrence has been making batches of cookies for U.S. soldiers stationed in the Persian Gulf region. “The whole thing is just to get the cookies there just to show the servicemen there that we’re thinking about them,” said Pat Rowen, who this week baked her usual 1,000 cookies for participants in Operation Desert Shield.
PREP RECRUITING A LOT LIKE SHAVING
November 22, 1990
Kansas basketball recruiting wrapup… Roy Williams on the year-long pursuit of high school players: “Recruiting is like shaving. Skip one day and it shows.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 22, 1990
BIRTHS Scott and Bobbie Flory, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
DEPOT ARCHITECT AIMS TO RECAPTURE HISTORY
November 22, 1990
John Lee says the physical job of restoring the old Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence is only half of what he wants to complete as the architect on the project. His work won’t be completely successful, he says, without also re-creating a sense of the bygone era that once surrounded the 101-year-old structure.
HASKELL CONSIDERS NEW CULTURAL CENTER
November 22, 1990
In the future, Lawrence visitors may be able to include a Native American cultural center on their list of places to see. No such center exists, but a communitywide task force, established this fall by Bob Martin, president of Haskell Indian Junior College, hopes to change that.
WHATWASTE
November 22, 1990
To the editor: Our virgin prairie, that has never been plowed, exists only in patches. One such patch was the Elkins Prairie.
ADVENTURES
November 22, 1990
Most people run away from war and disaster. Donald Thompson ran toward them. Thompson, born and raised in Topeka, left Kansas to catch the images of war. His photographs and newsreels of World War I brought the conflict home to American newspaper readers and movie-goers. His later work chronicled battles in Siberia, China, Ethiopia and Spain.