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October 27, 1990
To the Editor: It was with some surprise that I read Tom Mulinazzi’s remarks in the Oct. 22 Journal-World article on the southern bypass issue. While Tom is well-known as an engineer, his standing as an expert on the policy issues of community development is less clear. In particular, his statement that environmental arguments have been used as a “smokescreen” to hide opposition to development suggests that no significant environmental issues are involved in the bypass plan. Someone could just as easily claim that Tom’s engineering arguments favoring the bypass are a smokescreen to hide support for development. After all, aren’t engineers usually in favor of construction projects?
OVER-SAVING THE WHALES
October 27, 1990
Humphrey, the disoriented, or stupid, whale, apparently is back at sea. The reactions of some animal-lovers would lead us to believe that suddenly there are no more major problems left for the world, even with drugs, crime and violence and the Persian Gulf crisis still staring us in the face. Humphrey, the humpback whale with the miserable sense of self-preservation and apparently direction, first won world attention in 1985 during a 25-day effort to rescue him from the Sacramento River in California, in the San Francisco area. Humphrey deviated from his normal oceanic channels, went too far up the river and had to be helped back to sea. He pulled the same type of stunt again this week, and after massive rescue and survival efforts, he would seem to be back where he should be.
23RD STREET TRAFFIC
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: To say that there is a serious traffic problem on 23rd Street is stating the obvious! It’s infuriating to have to battle this kind of traffic in a town of 60,000 just to be able to do business with local merchants along 23rd Street. That’s why I will be voting YES for the south Lawrence trafficway and eastern parkway on Nov. 6th.
DANGER OF DRUGS
October 27, 1990
Last week, the Inter American Press Assn. held its annual meeting in Kansas City. Those in attendance were publishers, owners, editors of most of the major newspapers in Central and South America and a number of North American editors and publishers.
JEWELL ADCOX
October 27, 1990
Services for Jewell D. Adcox, 59, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Adcox died Friday at Providence-St. Margaret’s Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
KU SWIM TEAMS OPEN WITH WINS
October 27, 1990
It’s been a long couple of months for Kansas’ swim teams and the season has only just begun. The Jayhawks opened with a pair of victories Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s men downed Air Force, 163-137, and the women clipped Colorado State, 179-121.
CAL NETTER TOPS HAMERS IN RIVIERA ALL-AMERICAN
October 27, 1990
Kansas junior Eveline Hamers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Riviera All-American, the first leg of the collegiate tennis grand slam on Friday, then fell to Emilie Viqueira of California. Viqueira, ranked No. 12 in the Volvo Tennis-Collegiate rankings, ended ninth-ranked Hamers’ run with a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
FOR THE RECORD
October 27, 1990
Police reports A 22-year-old Lawrence man was taken by ambulance to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., early today and treated and released for injuries he suffered when an unidentified man hit him at a downtown bar. Lawrence police Lt. Wayne Schmille the man was at Dos Hombres VI, 815 N.H., about 11:30 p.m. Friday when the other man entered the bar and attacked him. Schmille said the suspect, who was described in a report only as a white man in his early 20s, hit the suspect once and then walked out of the bar. The victim was taken by Douglas County Ambulance Service to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and then was taken by ambulance to KUMC.
AUTOPSY CONFIRMS TONGANOXIE MAN DROWNED
October 27, 1990
Shawnee County Coroner Wike Scamman on Friday released results of an autopsy that confirmed that a Tonganoxie man who died earlier this month was a drowning victim. The man, Larry F. Ring, 44, drowned, Scamman said, adding that the autopsy revealed nothing to indicate foul play was involved. Scammon also said blood-alcohol test results were not yet available.
MORGAN KYLE JONES
October 27, 1990
Private graveside services for Morgan Kyle Jones, 8-month-old daughter of Dr. D. Keith and Debbie Kyle Jones, Rt. 5, will be held Sunday at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton. The infant died Thursday night at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The cause of death is considered to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but final determination is pending the results of an autopsy.
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 27, 1990
Whether in Lawrence, New York City, London or elsewhere, the No. 1 international topic these days is what is going on inside the Soviet Union. Can President Gorbachev survive current national unrest within his country, what is the political future of Russian Republic leader Boris Yeltsin, what happens if there are uprisings against Gorbachev this winter and how far should Uncle Sam go in trying to keep Gorbachev in power? Two weeks ago Lawrence was the host city for more than 250 Soviet citizens, and because of this visit, local residents have a far better idea, understanding and appreciation of current situations inside the Soviet Union.
CHAMPIONS OR BULLIES?
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: Those organized against the bond issue would have you believe that voting against the proposition is not a vote against education.
EXAGGERATED CONFLICT
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: Jayhawk Bookstore has become a hotbed of political controversy in recent months. I suspect it will become a rallying cry for those city officials seeking re-election: “I fought to close Jayhawk Bookstore!” Yes, I have a bias in this conflict of the highest nature, I work at Jayhawk Bookstore. The latest outcry from the city is over use of the new second floor and the city’s own wording on the site plan which was approved by the commission. Bill Muggy agreed to the conditions placed upon the use of that second floor in June of 1989 and his signature is on the site plan to verify this, but now the city claims that those conditions were not clear enough and THEY want Mr. Muggy to agree to the new conditions, which obviously are not to his nor the store’s advantage. If Mr. Muggy refuses to the revised conditions, the city commission will refuse to issue a permanent occupancy certificate for the remodeled Jayhawk Bookstore. It doesn’t take a lawyer to see that this is blackmail.
HOWARD I. BOYD
October 27, 1990
Graveside inurnment services for Howard I. Boyd, 67, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Rogers will officiate. Mr. Boyd died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ENVIABLE POSITION
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: I moved to Lawrence four years ago from Dodge City. The people of Dodge City would have given anything for $37 million in state and federal funds to build new roads.
BAD SPLIT
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: In May 1988, I graduated from Lawrence High School. Like many, I went to KU the next fall. I had the opportunity to meet many other students, some of whom had come from high schools that had just reorganized from junior high/senior high settings to middle school/high school settings. I would like to share some of their thoughts about the negative effects of such a change.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: Our elected officials should be commended for their successful efforts to obtain $37 million in federal and state matching funds to construct the $41.7 million south lawrence trafficway. I know they will continue their cooperative efforts to secure similar funding commitments for the eastern parkway.
RANDOM SELECTION
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: One of the issues that will divide this community on the bond issue for the second high school and beyond is the definition of school boundaries. Instead of first dividing the town along 15th Street and then making a vague rule about walking distances, the school board could have decided in favor of a random assignment of students to the two high schools. Every student graduating from a junior high could be assigned by random drawing to one of the two schools, with exceptions for those with an older brother or sister who is already attending a particular school. It is even possible to work out a combination of random assignment with exceptions for students living within walking distances as long as the school board clearly defines what it means by walking distances.
POPULATION CRISIS
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: On page one of the Journal-World for Oct. 20 (Salvadoran Aid …), you state that “the lawmakers were unable to complete the debate on the bill because of a parliamentary snag over a proposal to reverse a five-year ban on U.S. aid to international population control agencies that advocate abortion” (the “Mexico City policy”).
BOOZER RECORDS ACE
October 27, 1990
Warren Boozer used a nine-iron Friday to ace the par-three No. 2 hole at Alvamar Country Club. The hole, on Sunflower Nine, is 110 yards. The shot was witnessed by Glen Hildebrand and Charles Maxwell Jr.
ALBATROSS?
October 27, 1990
To the Editor: During the 1988 campaign, George Bush said, “Read my lips.” In January 1990 he described this year’s estimated $50 billion deficit as proof “we can control this thing without raising taxes.” As the 1990 deficit approaches $300 billion, the question is no longer if we should raise taxes, but how many and what kind of increases to expect.
FAILURE OF ROAD PACT CAUSES CONCERNS ABOUT FUTURE FUNDING
October 27, 1990
Fallout continues in the aftermath of the city’s and county’s inability to reach agreement over how to pursue funding for the eastern parkway and south Lawrence trafficway. City Commissioner Bob Schumm, who has championed the eastern parkway since the plan first was publicly unveiled in 1987, said the city is leaving voters in the lurch by not nailing down an amended interlocal agreement with Douglas County prior to the Nov. 6 elections.
Lions’ offensive overwhelms T-Birds, 49-12
October 27, 1990
No matter who drove, Lawrence High’s offense seemed to find its destination Friday night. Starting quarterback Tyrone Thompson steered the Lions to three touchdowns. Midway through the second quarter, Brian Boyle took the wheel for two more TDs.
Just a junior, Cosey tops 1,000-yard mark
October 27, 1990
When word leaked out, it passed quickly around Lawrence High’s locker room and caused what could officially be called a hubbub. Michael Cosey had topped 1,000 yards.
AT 60, THE FIDDLER PLAYS ON
October 27, 1990
Billy Spears has two fiddles mounted on the wall in his house, but he hasn’t hung his music up with them. At 60, the fiddle-sawing Spears still goes out on the road with his current band. And although his ‘70s dreams of national fame dimmed after a debilitating accident, he still has a lot of music left in him.
KUAC DISTRIBUTES LONG-RANGE PLAN
October 27, 1990
The Kansas University Athletic Corp. looked to the future Friday afternoon. In an abbreviated regular meeting at the Adams Alumni Center, the board adopted a prospectus that was prepared by the long-range planning committee. That LRP committee was headed by faculty member Steve Parker.
KU IMPRESSES RAYFORD
October 27, 1990
Kansas started recruiting Calvin Rayford early last year. “They wrote letters, a lot of letters. I looked at their program and saw they run and play pressure defense an up-tempo game. That’s the way I like to play,” said the 5-8 Milwaukee Washington High senior point guard who has verbally committed to KU.
JUST A JUNIOR, COSEY TOPS 1,000-YARD MARK
October 27, 1990
When word leaked out, it passed quickly around Lawrence High’s locker room and caused what could officially be called a hubbub. Michael Cosey had topped 1,000 yards.
RAISING THE PEACE DIVIDEND
October 27, 1990
Stan Herd says he normally doesn’t lend his artistic talents to fund-raising events. But this was an exception.
HALL OF FAME KANSAS EDITOR IS ANNOUNCED
October 27, 1990
The late McDill “Huck” Boyd, former publisher of the Phillips County Review, was named today to the Kansas Newspaper Editors Hall of Fame at Kansas University. Boyd, who was active in Republican politics and had served on the Republican Party National Committee, was selected for the honor by the Quarter Century Club, a group of Kansas newspaper editors who have been in the business in the state for the past 25 years. Nominations were made by editors of newspapers throughout the state.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 27, 1990
DISMISSALS Janice Thompson, Lawrence.
TRICKS FOR TREATS
October 27, 1990
Halloween has become, in some ways we are told, second only to Christmas from the standpoint of general popularity, and there are good arguments for and against that. People seem to get increasing enjoyment from costumes, yard decorations and spook houses, combined with parties. Locally, however, it would be wonderful if between now and Oct. 31 more thought could be given to lessening the materialistic demeanor of too many youngsters in regard to “trick or treat” capers.
NAACP DECRIES CIVIL RIGHTS BILL FAILURE
October 27, 1990
Kansas members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People decried the recent presidential veto of a civil rights bill and criticized U.S. Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, both R-Kan., who failed to vote to override the veto. “Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum voted against overriding either one of them could’ve saved that vote,” said Kenneth C. Groves, chairman of the Kansas NAACP political action committee.
OFFENSE OVERWHELMS T-BIRDS, 49-12
October 27, 1990
No matter who drove, Lawrence High’s offense seemed to find its destination Friday night. Starting quarterback Tyrone Thompson steered the Lions to three touchdowns.