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LONG-LOST SIBLINGS REUNITE
September 23, 1990
This is the story of six brothers and sisters named Fleming who were separated as children in Lawrence in 1932 and later, as adults, found one another. Their search for the last lost sibling, a baby sister named Alice Roosevelt Fleming, ended in success last month when they located her in Georgia with the help of Lawrence geneologist Judy Sweets.
ADVOCATE
September 23, 1990
A day at the Consumer Affairs Assn. is full of answering phone calls, talking to people who walk in, doing research and filing complaints. This is quite a bit to do for just two people, but Julia Pitner and her brother Mark Pitner manage.
NOTES AND QUOTES
September 23, 1990
Notes and quotes while wondering if the United States will boycott the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in protest of Ted Turner inflicting the Goodwill Games upon us… Former Kansas guard Kevin Pritchard just wrapped up eight days in Golden State’s rookie-free agent camp, and he’s encouraged about his chances of making the NBA club. Pritchard will report to the Warriors’ preseason camp in Oakland on Oct. 5…
September 23, 1990
“SenseUs/The Rainbow Anthem” brings together a slew of performers from different cultures, but it’s jazz that holds the piece together. The show, which played Saturday night at Kansas University’s Hoch Auditorium, featured three poets Sonia Sanchez, Genny Lim and Victor Hernandez Cruz reading to the music of pianist Jon Jang, drummers John Santos and Max Roach and several other talented musicians, mostly from Santos’ own band. The evening is divided into three movements, each featuring one of the poets. It’s supposed to be a series of new-style anthems for peoples of color
1935 GRADUATES RENEW OLD TIES AT 55TH REUNION
September 23, 1990
Members of the Liberty Memorial High School Class of 1935 are used to having reunions. “This is our fourth one, and we may have another one yet,” said Mildred Clodfelter, a member of the class who was attending reunion activities this weekend in Lawrence.
WILLIAM M. MURR
September 23, 1990
Services for William M. Murr, 87, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tonganoxie Friends Church, with Ray Fitch and Roger Ambrose officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Murr died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOVELETT SERVICES
September 23, 1990
Services for Ellen A. Lovelett, 74, Eudora, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Lovelett died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
T MEAN INCREASE IN STATE TAX REVENUE
September 23, 1990
Although the state’s gasoline tax rate may help set Kansas gasoline prices higher or lower than prices charged in other states, the state treasury isn’t making any additional profit from recent jumps in retail gasoline prices. As it is, Kansas gasoline prices are about average when compared to prices in surrounding states.
DEADLINE NEARS TO SIGN UP FOR DOWNTOWN LOCATOR MAP
September 23, 1990
Saturday is the deadline for downtown merchants to take advantage of the city’s soon-to-be-completed locator map, which could steer Lawrence Riverfront Plaza shoppers toward other downtown businesses. About 140 businesses have signed up to be included on the illuminated, color-coded map, which sits at the Riverfront Plaza’s main entrance at Sixth and New Hampshire.
GROUP HOPES TO OFFER ACTIVITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
September 23, 1990
A new recreational and support group for disabled residents is seeking members to take part in biweekly meetings, games and other activities. “We don’t discriminate against anybody. Anybody who has some kind of disability and would like to get out and do something is welcome,” said George Bodah, president of the Disabled Activity Group.
WAYNE L. BISSEY
September 23, 1990
Services for Wayne L. Bissey, 42, Tonganoxie, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene, Bonner Springs, with the Rev. Ed Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Bissey died Friday in a one-car accident on County Road 5 near Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County.
PROPOSED ENROLLMENT BOUNDARIES HEAD AGENDA FOR SCHOOL BOARD
September 23, 1990
The Lawrence school board Monday night is expected to decide on an enrollment boundary between Lawrence High School and a proposed second high school. The board at its last meeting tentatively agreed to use 15th Street as the boundary. Under that plan, students north of 15th Street would attend the second high school, and those south of the street would attend LHS.
LOCAL JEWS SHARE JOY IN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
September 23, 1990
Dressed in a white robe and singing in a tenor voice without accompaniment, Cantor Fred Scheff led a congregation gathered at the Jewish Community Center Synagogue on Friday for the Rosh Hashanah service. Scheff, a doctoral student in music at Kansas University who has acted as a cantor for Jewish services in Lawrence for more than a decade, sang the Hebrew words used in the service without a break for about four hours.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 23, 1990
DISMISSALS Darlene McCleery and baby girl, Lawrence
FOR THE RECORD
September 23, 1990
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HASKELL SOPHOMORE CROWNED QUEEN
September 23, 1990
Haskell Indian Junior College sophomore Carrie James was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Indians game against Kemper Military Academy on Saturday night. Ms. James is from Wolf Point, Mont.
KU RUNNERS SNARE VICTORIES IN JOHNSON COUNTY CLASSIC
September 23, 1990
Kansas won both the men’s and women’s races Saturday at the Johnson County CC Cavalier Cross Country Classic. The Kansas women, winning for the second consecutive year, totaled 17 points with four of the five scorers placing first through fourth. Patty Rochford won the meet with a time of 18:18. Ashley Ace, Rebecca Smith and Lynn Roberts followed. Rounding out the KU top five was Kelly Coffey in seventh place. The women ran a 3.1-mile course.
S DETRACTORS MAY BE OVERREACTING, LAW PROFS SAY
September 23, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter may be more moderate and open-minded than other possible nominees, despite concerns of liberal groups who oppose his nomination, two Kansas University law professors said. “I think that they (liberals) should be very happy about Judge Souter’s nomination,” said Tom Stacy, KU associate professor of law.
FRIENDS CHEER EX-LION STEVENS
September 23, 1990
Lynn Harrod couldn’t contain himself. “He’s out there. He’s out there,” exclaimed Lawrence High’s baseball coach, standing in the front row beside the Angels’ dugout, watching ex-pupil Lee Stevens take infield practice before Friday night’s Royals-California Angels game at Royals Stadium.
PHOTO EXHIBIT DISCOVERS THE FACES OF HISTORY
September 23, 1990
First off, they’re people. They’ve also managed to accomplish something in life, either in a political, educational, cultural or business area. Those accomplishments in many ways made things better for the people around them.
KEMPER MILITARY SPOILS HASKELL HOMECOMING, 25-6
September 23, 1990
Gary Tanner had a premonition in the locker room at halftime. “Yeah, we were down, you could feel it,” Haskell’s football coach said.
DAUGHTER EXAMINES THE ART OF CRUMBO
September 23, 1990
Woody Crumbo’s paintings and drawings live in two worlds: the two-dimensional realm of his Native Americans and blue antelopes, and in the soul of the people looking at the works. “To begin with, his work is historically accurate, and then it moves into the essence of the subject,” said Minisa Crumbo Halsey, the artist’s daughter. “You might call it a spiritual essence. He was interested in the the harmony of action and the spirit.”
CASPEL RUSSELL
September 23, 1990
Services for Caspel “Cap” Russell, 73, Baldwin, are pending at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Mr. Russell died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LHS BOYS FIRST, GIRLS THIRD AT SEAMAN CROSS COUNTRY
September 23, 1990
Led by third-place individual finish by Ned Ryun, Lawrence High won the boys competition in the Topeka Seaman Cross Country Invitational here Saturday. The Lions finished third in the girls division.
MATTHEW 13:31-32
September 23, 1990
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a tiny mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but becomes the largest of plants, and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter.” When the founders of the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship chose that Bible passage as their namesake 18 years ago, they probably had no idea how much the group’s growth would exemplify the illustration.
SIZZLING BRETT BOOSTS ROYALS
September 23, 1990
George Brett received an early wake-up call Saturday morning. “I’m a little tired today. My 3 -year-old niece jumped onto my bed at 7:30 and said she wanted to watch a movie,” said the Royals’ 37-year-old first baseman.
NEW TRUFFLES ARE MORE THAN A TRIFLE DIFFERENT
September 23, 1990
The shape of a truffle, chocolate lovers know, is spherical. In fact, Webster’s Dictionary spells it out quite clearly: “A candy made of chocolate, butter and sugar shaped into balls and coated with cocoa, macaroon crumbs or chopped nuts.”
GENEOLOGIST PLAYED HUNCHES TO FIND SISTER
September 23, 1990
Geneologist Judy Sweets had only a few pieces of information in hand in 1987 when she began looking for Alice Roosevelt Fleming the most recent of that information dating back to 1932. All the Fleming family could tell her was that Alice was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Lawrence, that her birth parents were James G. Fleming and Betty (Adams) Fleming and that she was adopted Nov. 9, 1932, by Frank L. and Frieda May McNabb, also in Lawrence.
September 23, 1990
“Bell, Book and Candle” depicts witchcraft ‘50s style: No heavy metal music or satanic symbols. Just some hocus-pocus and a rather cool outlook toward love. “It is about witches, but these witches are really different from the that kind of demonic stuff,” said John Holzhuter, the play’s director. “It has a much more innocent meaning here, it’s about manipulating natural forces.”