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TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTS DONATIONS
December 9, 1991
Thousands of toys and dollars poured into the Sunflower Cablevision studio Sunday during the 12-hour Toys for Tots telethon, which aired live on Cable Channel 6. Jan McNish, Sunflower Cablevision office manager, said the telethon solicited about $3,500 and 2,600 new toys. The money will be used to purchase presents for older children, and all the toys and gifts will be distributed to needy families later this month.
SUSPECTS LACKING IN LOCAL SHOOTINGS
December 9, 1991
Lawrence police this morning continued to look for suspects in two shootings early Saturday, while directors of a retirement community where one of the shootings occurred took steps to beef up security. “We’re in the infancy of these criminal investigations,” said police Lt. Mike Hall, who was preparing to meet with investigators about the shootings of a Topeka man and an elderly Lawrence woman.
MORE THAN 6,000 ATTEND 67TH ANNUAL KU VESPERS
December 9, 1991
Despite the loss of its traditional home, Kansas University’s 67th annual Vespers drew more than 6,000 people Sunday night when it was performed at Allen Fieldhouse, an official said today. “I couldn’t have been happier,” said Stephen Anderson, chair of the department of music and dance. “We were real close to previous years’ attendance.”
SOME MAIL DELAYED TO LARGE CUSTOMERS
December 9, 1991
About 70 of Lawrence’s largest postal customers may be getting mail in the boxes a little later, according to Postmaster Bill Reynolds. The post office has traditionally made mail for about 100 of its largest-volume customers available in boxes by about 8:15 a.m., Reynolds explained. However, because of an increase in residential mail the post office must process, the post office hasn’t been able to process all the mail for its larger customers until 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. About 70 customers have had their mail slightly delayed, he said, and the other 30 are still able to pick mail up earlier.
ELIZABETH HUNDLEY
December 9, 1991
Funeral services for Elizabeth “Pearle” Hundley, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Horton. Burial will be in Wheatland Cemetery south of Horton. Mrs. Hundley died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991, at a Horton nursing home.
LILLIAN BAUR
December 9, 1991
Memorial services for Lillian Baur, 79, Lawrence, are tentatively scheduled for early January and will be announced at a future date, according to her husband, E. Jackson Baur. Mrs. Baur died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991, after being struck by a van at Iowa Street and University Drive.
SOUTHER SERVICES
December 9, 1991
Services for Margaret Phillips Souther, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. John Macauley officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Souther died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FOR THE RECORD
December 9, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported A videocassette recorder, jewelry and a jewelry box, valued together at $1,600, were taken between 4 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday from a residence in the 2100 block of West 26th Street. The burglar or burglars entered the residence by prying open the front door, causing an estimated $400 damage.
COURT APPEARANCE SET FOR KU PROF
December 9, 1991
A Kansas University professor who was arrested after he reportedly glued the lock of a Lawrence police car is scheduled to make a first appearance Dec. 17 in Douglas County District Court. The professor, William C. Scott, 59, 1718 Vt., was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, criminal damage and attempting to elude a police officer after he allegedly put glue on the driver’s side door lock of a Lawrence police car and then drove away from officers.
S VICTORY NO WALK ON BEACH
December 9, 1991
Twelve days earlier, Long Beach State lost by 23 points to North Carolina-Charlotte. Conventional wisdom said if a hyphen school could whip up on the 49ers, 10th-ranked Kansas would win in a walk Saturday night at Long Beach Arena.
LAWRENCE WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH IN N. MEXICO DIES
December 9, 1991
A 47-year-old Lawrence woman who was injured in a car accident in Albuquerque a week ago has died. Betty Querdibitty died Friday night at University Hospital in Albuquerque, a hospital spokesman said today.
CRASH VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED AS LOCAL MAN
December 9, 1991
The Douglas County sheriff’s office has released the name of a Lawrence man who was killed early Sunday morning after he lost control of his truck on Kansas Highway 10, about a half-mile east of Lawrence. Ronald L. Janesko, 29, 2528 Cimarron Dr., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
RONALD L. JANESKO
December 9, 1991
Services for Ronald Lawrence Janesko, 29, Lawrence, who was killed in a traffic accident east of Lawrence, are pending with Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Mr. Janesko died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1991, when his truck crashed on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
COUNTY AMENDS AMBULANCE POLICY
December 9, 1991
Douglas County commissioners today agreed to amend one aspect of the county’s new ambulance service rate policy less than six weeks after it was enacted. The county voted not to bill helicopter companies for county ambulance treatment of a patient before the patient was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. Instead, the county now will bill the patient $250 for an emergency call.
REPLAY GIVES KANSAS CITY NEEDED BOOST
December 9, 1991
Love it or hate it, the controversial NFL replay all but handed the Chiefs a precious touchdown here Sunday. With 3:48 remaining in the third quarter and San Diego leading 14-3, KC linebacker Dino Hackett had apparently sacked Chargers’ quarterback John Friesz.
CHIEFS EARN PLAYOFF BERTH
December 9, 1991
As he fell inches shy of the goal line, Barry Word knew his day was done. “I said, `We’re at the half-yard line. This is what Nick (Lowery) gets paid for’,” Word, the Chiefs’ running back, said. “I didn’t care. I just wanted to go home.”
T READY TO HIRE CONSULTANT
December 9, 1991
Four of seven Lawrence school board members said today that the school district should not hire a management consulting firm to look at ways to trim the budget unless it appears that the board can’t handle the job itself. “I know they say you have to spend money to save money,” said Barbara Ballard, board vice president. However, she said, “I’d want to make sure that we really couldn’t do that ourselves. I think we have the expertise within our district to do that.”
T SEEK FINNEY MEETING
December 9, 1991
Although he would welcome an opportunity to counter allegations made against himself and the school board, Eudora Supt. Dan Bloom doesn’t plan to ask for a meeting with Governor Joan Finney, he said this morning. His comment was in reponse to the governor’s meeting Friday with Connie Ford, a Eudora woman who has lobbied on behalf of a group of Eudora patrons for a legislative performance audit of the school district. Ford spent about 25 minutes with Finney, discussing concerns about the school system.
S HART CREDITS TEAM FOR MVP TITLE
December 9, 1991
Kay Kay Hart shook her head in disapproval as she was awarded Dial Classic MVP honors Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “A lot deserved it more than I did,” said Hart, Kansas’ senior point guard, who scored 11 points on three-of-11 shooting and had two assists in KU’s 62-51 Dial Classic championship win over Kentucky.
T AMONG RHODES WINNERS
December 9, 1991
Two college students from Kansas were not among the 32 Rhodes Scholars selected Saturday. Pam McElwee, 20, a Kansas University senior from Lawrence, and June M. Lyle, 21, Manhattan, who attends the University of Indiana, were in Minneapolis on Saturday competing for Rhodes Scholarships.
DEADLINE NEARING FOR CITY LEAGUES
December 9, 1991
The registration deadline for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s winter volleyball and basketball leagues is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Applications are available at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th.
EDITH MARSH
December 9, 1991
Graveside services were to be today for Edith Marsh, 89, Ottawa, at Highland Cemetery here. The Rev. Clyde Greisen of Community Foursquare Church was officiating. Mrs. Marsh died Friday, Dec. 6, 1991, at Olathe Medical Center.
NO. 3 LHS SET TO HOST SM SOUTH
December 9, 1991
Coach Brad Dietz wasn’t sullen after the Topeka Seaman basketball team fell to third-ranked Lawrence High on Friday. “This may sound unusual, but I’ve felt worse about some wins,” Dietz said after the Lions’ 72-60 victory at the Vikings’ gym. “Sometimes we win, but I don’t feel like we put out full effort. Tonight, even though we lost, I don’t feel bad about losing to the No. 3-ranked team in the state.”
OFFICIALS TO TRACE GUNS FROM RAID
December 9, 1991
The self-employed Leavenworth County man killed during a raid of his rural McLouth home Friday night had no known felony record to indicate involvement in illegal gun and drug operations, authorities said today. David T. Albert, 35, was shot to death Friday night by members of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force serving a federal search warrant based on suspected firearms and narcotics violations.
AND . . .
December 9, 1991
“What can be said about young people who say such things as `I feel like killing someone’ and then act on this senseless impulse? We cannot tolerate this counterculture. And I tell you we will not.” So spoke Sharon Pratt Dixon, the mayor of Washington, D.C., outlining a program for fighting crime in the nation’s crime-ridden and violent capital.
S HOMELESS INCLUDES ABUSED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN
December 9, 1991
Many of the people considered homeless in Lawrence last year weren’t the stereotypical street people you’d see wandering on a sidewalk or drinking coffee for hours in a cafe. They were forced to leave their homes, not by landlords or foreclosures, but by abusive husbands and fathers.
FUND DRIVE STILL NEEDING $15.6 MILLION
December 9, 1991
Kansas University is $15.6 million short of completing all objectives established at the outset of Campaign Kansas, a KUEA official says. Five of nine general campaign categories have been fulfilled with $237.3 million in donations, said James Martin, KU Endowment Association president.
JEWELL J. KORNBRUST
December 9, 1991
Services for Jewell J. Kornbrust, 65, Lawrence, are pending at Warren McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Kornbrust died today, Dec. 9, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SELLS OUT
December 9, 1991
Tickets for “The Nutcracker” production of the Tulsa Ballet Theatre sold out today, officials said. The ballet is to be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall as a special event in the KU Concert Series.
DAY SHELTER A TOP PRIORITY
December 9, 1991
Ask homeless people in Lawrence what they want for Christmas and they don’t have to consider the question for long. “We sure could use a place to go during the day,” said J.R., who roams Lawrence every day after leaving the Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter at 8 a.m.
GROUPS OFFER ADVICE ON HOLIDAY RECYCLING
December 9, 1991
Sing this refrain to the tune of “Jingle Bells”: “Recy-cle, Recy-cle; Recycle through the holiday!” Recycle, reuse, refrain from unnecessary purchases and make-your-own are the bywords to keep the holidays environmentally correct, according to two Kansas University groups that have printed tips for “How to Have a Green Holiday.”
LHS MAT SLATE APPEALING
December 9, 1991
Lawrence High’s wrestling team is about to find out just how sweet home really is. The Lions, on the road for all but one meet last season, will be home five times this year.
PROTESTERS MARCH TO STRONG HALL
December 9, 1991
About 100 students gathered today outside Strong Hall on the Kansas University campus to “mourn the death” of the black students’ faith in the KU administration. The gathering was held to draw attention to claims that the KU administration has been insensitive toward the minority community at the university, said protest speakers. They said Chancellor Gene Budig and the administration have been lax in responding to several incidents in recent years.
AT THE GRILL
December 9, 1991
“I always stayed around there, because I knew there would be something good to eat sooner or later,” he said. He still spends a lot of time in the kitchen, now working as a cook for the Kansas University Athletic Department’s “training table” in the Burge Union.