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Archive for Saturday, November 24, 1990

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BANK IMPROVEMENTS
November 24, 1990
To the Editor: As I drive by the new Douglas County Bank on Ninth Street, I am pleased to see the benefit that this organization is bringing to Lawrence. Like the First National Bank and the Lawrence National Bank before it, the Douglas County Bank is demonstrating a dedication to downtown Lawrence and to the future of Lawrence in general. We are lucky to have such committed corporate citizens who are willing to invest their money in our community. I believe all of us are better off for their commitment of personnel and capital to our town.
7 CARS INVOLVED IN IOWA STREET ACCIDENT FRIDAY
November 24, 1990
A seven-car accident Friday afternoon at 15th and Iowa streets resulted in three drivers being taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. Teresa Underwood, 27, 3700 Clinton Pkwy., Timothy C. Gregg, 33, 3302 W. Ninth St., and Margaret E. Omon, 30, 1607 W. Ninth St., were taken to the hospital after their cars were rear-ended as part of the chain-reaction accident.
KANSAS DEFENSE SOLID, BUT OFFENSE SHAKY AGAINST SUN DEVILS
November 24, 1990
In spring training, the pitchers are always ahead of the hitters. In basketball, the defense is usually ahead of the offense. At least that’s one rationalization of Kansas’ 70-68 loss to Arizona State here Friday night.
FOR THE RECORD
November 24, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DOWNTOWN LIGHTS SPARKLE AS SANTA ARRIVES
November 24, 1990
The holiday season literally lit up downtown Lawrence Friday night as miles of Christmas lights were turned on and Santa Claus made a grand entrance with the help of the Lawrence fire department. “Awesome,” said Brandon Little, 10, St. Joseph, Mo., after Christmas lights were switched on in trees and businesses in the 600 through the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street.
LEGISLATORS SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO MORE PRISONS
November 24, 1990
The number of inmates in state prisons continues to increase, which probably will make it easier for the 1991 Legislature to approve plans to change sentencing laws. That was the judgment Friday of two legislators, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, and Rep. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Topeka. They said the Legislature will have to consider alternatives to prison construction to deal with the growing prison population.
CHAMBERLAIN NOT FIRST TO BREAK COLOR BARRIER AT KU
November 24, 1990
The granddaughter of Phog Allen, Judy Morris, was perturbed when a source in a recent Journal-World news story indicated Wilt Chamberlain broke the color line for Kansas University basketball. Wilt may have had a hand in needed civil rights changes here, but a couple other guys The Phogger brought in earlier also played important roles. First black student listed as playing basketball at KU was Lavannes Squires, a Wichita East High graduate who made his debut in the early 1950s. (Wilt’s freshman year here was 1955-56.) “Scooter,” who lettered in 1953 and 1954, wasn’t a great college cager, but he was a good citizen who later entered banking.
CHAMBER MEMBERS GET SURVEY ON LOCAL, LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
November 24, 1990
Members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce have been mailed a four-page questionnaire dealing with both local and legislative issues. The chamber board of directors will use results of the survey to help set chamber priorities for 1991.
COUNTY PAYS TRIBUTE TO WORKER FOR A CARING ATTITUDE ON THE JOB
November 24, 1990
Whether it’s exchanging recipes with co-workers or greetings with friends and strangers, Walter Reed lives to give of himself. “That’s what life is all about, you’ve got to share things,” said Reed, custodian at the Douglas County Courthouse.
PEOPLE FIND HOME BREW TASTY OPTION
November 24, 1990
Some 7,000 years ago, the Babylonians made their own form of beer, often using it in medicines. In Medieval times it was mixed in monasteries.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 24, 1990
DISMISSALS Lisa Aldridge, Basehor.
ARIZONA STATE BEDEVILS JAYHAWKS IN OPENER
November 24, 1990
Blame it on fetid free throw shooting. Blame it on too many turnovers. Blame it on a dreadful first-half stretch. Kansas faltered on several fronts in its season-opening 70-68 loss to Arizona State here Friday night.
PERRY-LECOMPTON BOASTS EXPERIENCE
November 24, 1990
When Perry-Lecompton sports fans think of Ed Putnam, they probably think of the track coach who has directed the Kaws to eight of the past nine Kaw Valley League titles and a state crown back in 1986. Yet Putnam is also a basketball lover.
LIBRARIES CUT BACK HOURS, STUDENT JOBS
November 24, 1990
Kansas University library hours have been cut this fall by 6.5 percent at Watson Library and by 4 percent at Anschutz Science Library. During the 1989-90 academic year, Watson opened its doors at 7:30 a.m. This fall, the doors began opening 30 minutes later. Hours also have been trimmed on the weekends. Ditto at the science library.
STRONG ALLY LOST
November 24, 1990
The United States has lost a strong European ally in Margaret Thatcher. The British prime minister who resigned from office Thursday has provided strong political and personal support for both President Reagan and President Bush, sometimes bucking opinion in her own country and the rest of Europe to do so. She resigned after she failed to win a clear victory in party elections last Tuesday.