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COACH WITH CLASS
April 1, 1991
Kansas Jayhawk Coach Roy Williams could have worse examples to follow than his former boss, Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina. Near the end of Saturday night’s NCAA semi-final game, with only seconds left and a North Carolina loss appearing almost certain, Smith was nailed with a technical foul that most commentators, coaches and players agreed should never have been called. It was Smith’s second technical, and he was ejected from the game.
T CURB VOTE
April 1, 1991
Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes doesn’t think tonight’s Kansas University-Duke game for the national collegiate basketball championship should affect voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election. “I don’t really think that it will have that much effect on voting,” Mrs. Jaimes said this morning. “The people who tend to vote and are interested in city and school elections will turn out and vote tomorrow.”
VALUATION NOTICES TO BE MAILED SOON
April 1, 1991
Douglas County residents should know soon what the county considers to be the value of their property. The county is in the process of printing the 22,000 to 25,000 valuation notices and should mail them by the end of the week, said August Dettbarn, deputy county appraiser.
S DEPARTMENT JOINS TV NETWORK
April 1, 1991
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department announced this week it has joined the Law Enforcement Television Network. LETN is a national satellite television network bringing up-to-the-minute training, news and information 24 hours a day, five days a week on such issues as the war on drugs, officer survival, community relations, leadership and crime prevention. The programs are broadcast to more than 2,050 law enforcement agencies across the country.
OBOE RECITAL, FINAL FOUR GO ONE-ON-ONE
April 1, 1991
Julie Brye, an assistant professor of music and dance at Kansas University, entertained thoughts of canceling her oboe recital at KU tonight, but she’s going ahead with her plans. It’s tough going against Jayhawk basketball mania.
GEORGIE L. DWYER
April 1, 1991
Services for Georgie L. Dwyer, 58, rural Edgerton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton with the Rev. Charles McGuinn officiating. Burial will be in St. Columbine Cemetery in Edgerton. Mrs. Dwyer died Sunday at the Olathe Hospice. She had cancer.
O.E. LONDENE
April 1, 1991
Services for O.E. “Babe” Londene, 96, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Enterprise United Methodist Church in Enterprise with the Revs. William Vigneau and Todd Britt officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery south of Enterprise with Masonic services at the gravesite. Mr. Londene died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FRANCES M. CAWLEY
April 1, 1991
Services for Frances M. Cawley, 82, rural Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Scully and the Rev. Thomas Cawley, Mrs. Cawley’s son, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Cawley died Sunday at her daughter’s home in Leavenworth County following a long illness.
JACOB RANDEL
April 1, 1991
Graveside services for Jacob M. Randel, 4-day-old infant son of Randy R. and Elaine J. Randel, Lenexa, were to be at 1 p.m. today at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa with the Rev. Raymond Burger officiating. Jacob died Friday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born March 25.
FANS IN INDY HUNGRY FOR NEWS OF JAYHAWKS
April 1, 1991
Copies of the Sunday Indianapolis Star sold out quickly near hotels today. A clerk at a convenience store near Kansas University’s team headquarters said he sold the store’s lot of 100 papers in about two hours to fans seeking a souvenir from the tournament. “Some people were buying two or three copies,” he said. “I probably sold more than one copy to five or six people.” ––- The Jayhawk cheerleaders performed Sunday night at the NCAA slam dunk and three-point shooting competition at Market Square Arena. No KU basketball player competed. KU guard Terry Brown, the team’s leading three-point shooter, was scheduled to complete in the competition, but withdrew when the Jayhawks beat Arkansas and qualified for the Final Four.
ABOLISH PROPERTY TAX!
April 1, 1991
To the Editor: How much longer are the taxpayers of this state going to hear about property taxes?
TO THE EDITOR ISSUE DEAD
April 1, 1991
To the Editor: We regret that there was a misconception concerning a letter written to members of our congregation. We understand how the inclusion of the name of the church could lead to that misconception. We agree that the church did not and should not endorse candidates for any political office and that Mr. Banning was simply exercising his right to free speech and was expressing his personal opinion. We deeply regret that this issue has diverted the attention from the real issues of the campaign. We encourage you to vote on those issues. We urge you to vote for the candidates of your choice. We consider the issue dead. If there are any questions about this matter please feel free to contact either one of us.
JEAN M. NELSON
April 1, 1991
Services for Jean Mary Nelson, 87, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Tonganoxie. The Rev. Edward E. Hobby will officiate. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Nelson died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU CANDIDATES SEE SIMILAR ISSUES, DIFFERING SOLUTIONS
April 1, 1991
Bulletin boards at Kansas University are covered with campaign posters for the FACTS and Impact coalitions, the two groups vying for leadership of next year’s student body. Mike Schreiner, a WaKeeney senior, will step down as student body president at the end of the spring semester. Students will cast their votes for a new student body president and vice president April 10 and 11.
CAR-TAX BILL STILL UNFAIR, PANEL TOLD
April 1, 1991
A bill that is intended to correct the so-called alphabet inequity of the state’s motor vehicle tax system creates a different type of inequity, a House committee was told today. Chris McKenzie, Douglas County administrator, told the House Taxation Committee that the proposal would shift the inequity from the back end of the alphabet to the front.
AMOCO ADDS TO KU GIFT
April 1, 1991
The Amoco Foundation plans to contribute $35,000 this year on top of the $47,198 donated last year to Kansas University, KU officials announced today. The foundation’s gift will benefit the School of Engineering and computer science department. The funds will provide:
BUDIG SAYS TEAM A CREDIT TO KUSTATE
April 1, 1991
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig is bursting with pride over his Jayhawk team’s performance both on and off the court in the NCAA basketball tournament here. “The players have represented us well,” he said Sunday. “They are a credit to the University of Kansas and the state.”
CANDIDATE HANNAH LEADS PACK IN FUND RAISING FOR SCHOOL RACE
April 1, 1991
Jerry Hannah, the top vote-getter in February’s primary election for the Lawrence school board, stands as the top money-raiser among the eight candidates in the race. Hannah reported Thursday collecting $1,850 during the campaign so far. Incumbent Mary Loveland is the second-highest money-raiser, checking in with $1,785.
HAILSTORM, WINDS BREAK STRING OF ABOVE-AVERAGE MARCH WEATHER
April 1, 1991
Except for two days last week, March was an above-average month for weather in the Lawrence area. But what exceptions those two days were. Lawrence was hammered by a one-two punch last week, enduring a 10-minute strafing of golf ball-sized hail on Tuesday and then strong winds from 40 to 50 mph, with one gust of 80 mph, on Wednesday.
HOSPITAL REPORT
April 1, 1991
DISMISSALS Louisa Kamatuka, Lawrence; Heather Wellman and baby girl, Perry; Linda Gilroy and baby boy, Lawrence.
FOR THE RECORD
April 1, 1991
Burglaries and thefts reported Two 1990 Kawasaki jet skis valued at $3,200 each were reported stolen Sunday at Meadowbrook Apartments. The jet skis were reportedly stolen from a car trailer between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday.
DUKE FANS LOOK AT THE FINAL GAME
April 1, 1991
Some Duke fans aren’t taking Kansas lightly, even though their Blue Devils stunned the No. 1-ranked UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Saturday night. “I think KU’s chances are pretty good,” said Dick Pickett, a Duke fan from Durham, N.C., who on Sunday crashed a victory celebration for Jayhawk fans at the Indianapolis Zoo. “The thing is, we’ve had our ups and downs this year. I hope Monday we’re up.”
RURAL BALDWIN COUPLE FILE APPEAL ON DEMOLITION
April 1, 1991
A rural Baldwin couple has filed an appeal with the State Court of Appeals in Topeka, hoping to halt demolition of a house they own. The Baldwin City Council in August ordered that the house, located at 319 11th and owned by Eugene Brown Sr. and Elizabeth Brown, be razed at the owners’ expense. The Browns filed a lawsuit in September, requesting a restraining order against the demolition.
PATRIOT POWER
April 1, 1991
Although the Patriot missile defense system that starred in the Persian Gulf War had been tested extensively, there was some initial apprehension about the system’s effectiveness because it had never seen action in war. That was one reason for the loud cheering that went on in mid-January in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, when a Patriot brought down an Iraqi Scud missile heading for Dhahran, said Brian Murphy, a 1987 Lawrence High School graduate.
FOR THE RECORD
April 1, 1991
Injury accidents Guy Janousek, a 30-year-old Lawrence resident, was listed in fair condition today at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. According to a Lawrence police spokesman, Janousek got out of the vehicle he was riding in at about 9 p.m. Saturday before it came to a complete stop near 11th and Connecticut streets. Janousek, who was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Douglas County Ambulance Service, was taken to the medical center by Life Flight helicopter about 9:35 p.m. Saturday. Janousek suffered a closed head injury.
WINIFRED SMITH
April 1, 1991
Inurnment services for Winifred Pardee Smith, 97, Long Beach, Calif., will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin with the Rev. Kirby C. Hayes officiating. Eastern Star Services will be conducted by the Evangeline Chapter No. 162 OES of Baldwin. Mrs. Smith died Jan. 28 in Hemet, Calif.
PARADE, RALLY SET FOR KU TEAM
April 1, 1991
Kansas University basketball fans are invited to a welcome-home celebration at Kansas Memorial Stadium, which will open at noon Tuesday regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game matching KU against Duke. The men’s basketball team is expected to appear at 1:30 p.m. The school’s administration has not yet determined if classes will be canceled if KU defeats Duke tonight. Del Shankel, executive vice chancellor, said late last week that officials would make their decision when “whatever happens happens.”
KANSAS HAS SCORE TO SETTLE
April 1, 1991
Duke did more than defeat Kansas’ basketball team three seasons ago in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils demolished the Jayhawks, 102-77, in a game memorable for a lot of reasons. “They retired Danny Ferry’s number that day. They were fired up about that. They kicked us around,” said KU forward Mike Maddox.
KU, DUKE AFTER TITLE TONIGHT
April 1, 1991
Mark Randall became good friends with a pair of Duke basketball players last summer. “I was fortunate enough to play with Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley on the U.S National Team that went to the Goodwill Games in Seattle and World Championships in Argentina,” said Randall, Kansas’ senior center.
KU PERFECT BEHIND SCHMIDT, WRAPS UP SWEEP OF HUSKERS
April 1, 1991
Curtis Schmidt knows there are two factors that will affect the success of his side-arm pitching delivery. He has influence over the first, his ability to keep his pitches low and in the strike zone. Over the second, the strength of the infield behind him, he has absolutely no control.
WILLIAMS POPULAR TV GUEST
April 1, 1991
Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of Kansas’ third-year basketball coach Roy Williams these days. Williams, who appeared live on CBS at halftime of Saturday’s UNLV-Duke semifinal, only to scurry to the ESPN studios for a late-night, live one-on-one interview, is slated to appear on all three networks’ morning shows Tuesday.
KU SET FOR POSTGAME MADNESS
April 1, 1991
Kansas University police and facilities operations officials are gearing up for a rowdy evening tonight if the Jayhawks win their second national basketball championship in four years. Lt. John Mullens of the KU Police Department estimated the crowd on campus after Saturday’s defeat over the North Carolina Tar Heels at 25,000. If KU beats Duke tonight, police expect an even bigger turnout.
FOR THE RECORD
April 1, 1991
Police reports An 18-year-old Kansas University student was arrested by KU police at about 3:35 a.m. Sunday on charges of burglary, attempted theft and criminal damage to property after he allegedly attempted to enter a vehicle parked in a campus lot.
FOR THE RECORD
April 1, 1991
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
MILTON PIPPERT
April 1, 1991
Services for Milton Pippert, 65, Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Pippert died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
REYNOLDS SERVICES
April 1, 1991
Graveside services for Lulu M. Reynolds, 95, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds died Friday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
KU FINDS WAITING DIFFICULT
April 1, 1991
Alonzo Jamison tossed and turned Saturday night. “I did wake up during the night and sort of thought about all of this for an hour,” said Jamison, Kansas’ junior basketball forward.
CELEBRATIONS CARRY KU FANS TO FINAL
April 1, 1991
A national basketball title is on the line tonight, and the marathon Jayhawk party that erupted here Saturday has been going strong ever since. Fans of Kansas University have been packing hotel lobbies and local bars since their Jayhawks earned a shot at the NCAA basketball crown Saturday with a 79-73 win over North Carolina. The Jayhawks take on Duke tonight in the championship game. Game time is 8:10 p.m. Lawrence time.
T SUFFER POST-UNLV SLUMP
April 1, 1991
Duke has appeared in the NCAA Final Four more often it seems than CBS four years in a row and five times in the last six years. But the Blue Devils haven’t cut down the nets yet.
LOVELLETTE TREASURES FINALMEMORIES
April 1, 1991
Like the Kansas University seniors who tonight will compete for the NCAA basketball crown, Clyde Lovellette knows what it’s like to have four years of hard work culminate in one night. Lovellette finished his college career 39 years and six days ago, when he led the Jayhawks to victory in the 1952 NCAA Tournament.
RIGHTS
April 1, 1991
Lance Burr is challenging the United States Supreme Court. Burr, attorney general for the Kickapoo American Indian tribe, said the court recently handed down a ruling directing reservations to charge non-Indians a state sales tax on cigarettes, siphoning potential revenue from the reservation.
PROBATION
April 1, 1991
Roy Williams doesn’t carry a picture of Adonis Jordan in his wallet. Not now, anyway. Maybe someday. “If I stay in coaching another 30 or 40 years, I’ll never forget the feeling I had on the phone when he said he was coming,” the Kansas coach remarked Sunday. “Adonis stuck with us when it wasn’t exactly the popular thing to do.”
CORRECTION
April 1, 1991
Because of an editor’s error, incorrect information about the Meadowlark Garden Club appeared in Saturday’s Social Calendar. The club will meet for refreshments at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Dollie Bittenbender, 1103 W. 19th Ter., as hostess. Co-hostess will be Donna Lewis. Dues are $8 and are payable, and there will be a plant exchange.
SUNDAY NIGHT FIRE DAMAGESSHOPS
April 1, 1991
A fire Sunday night at a southwest Lawrence tanning salon caused extensive damage to the business and resulted in smoke and water damage to six neighboring shops. It was one of three structure fires reported in Lawrence over the weekend. Lawrence firefighters were called at 9:39 p.m. Sunday to the European Suntanning Hot Tub and Health Club at Holiday Plaza, 2449 Iowa. Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain said heavy smoke was coming from the business when firefighters arrived.
MILDRED STEWART
April 1, 1991
Funeral arrangements for Mildred Estelle Spencer Stewart, 88, St. Petersburg, Fla., are pending at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home of Baldwin. Mrs. Stewart, a former Baldwin resident, died Sunday at a St. Petersburg hospital.