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BARD DELIVERS FOUR RBI
February 16, 1991
Mike Bard knocked in four runs and Jeff Berblinger smacked a home run as Kansas clipped Hardin-Simmons, 13-6, in its season baseball opener Friday. Bard, a senior first baseman, doubled in a pair of runs in the Jayhawks’ five-run third inning, singled in a run in KU’s four-run fourth and added another RBI with a ground out in the fifth.
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING
February 16, 1991
Good luck to the local entreprenuer who is trying to make something out of nothing. The plan is to take discarded tires and literally return them to the road not on the cars but in the pavement.
SO EAGER TO MISTRUST
February 16, 1991
Granted, American and allied spokespeople, both civilian and military, are guarded in their reports and comments about the Persian Gulf war and related events. Media people are displeased, and so are many citizens, but there seems to be general agreement that some element of information control is needed in wartime. For all the western world’s flaws in such a situation, the reports and briefings by our people are a far cry from the kind of totally managed news we get from the Arab world, most notably Iraq and Saddam Hussein. If Hussein is such an open and benevolent soul, why doesn’t he grant freedom to media people to tell “the real story?” The answer is all too obvious.
TORNADO WARNINGS TO AIR ON CABLE TV
February 16, 1991
Douglas County residents soon will have a new medium for learning about threatening weather or emergency situations: cable television. Lawrence’s Sunflower Cablevision will be setting up the warning system that will reach all subscribers, and the system is expected to be operational by springtime.
TONGIE DEVOURS KC PIPER
February 16, 1991
What do the Energizer bunny and Tonganoxie High’s basketball team have in common? They both keep going, and going, and going … At least that’s what Tonganoxie coach Ken Diskin said about his Chieftains after they ran their record to 13-4 by defeating Kansas City Piper 64-54 on Friday night.
LABOSKY SNARES SECOND AT KSU
February 16, 1991
Kansas’ Marybeth Labosky and Keely Harding finished 2-3 respectively in the women’s high jump Friday at the Kansas State Open. Labosky cleared 5-8 while Harding made it over the bar at 5-6.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR RESIGNS POST
February 16, 1991
Dale Creed, coordinator of emergency preparedness for Douglas County, has resigned. The public announcement came Thursday at a joint meeting of the emergency preparedness board and the emergency planning committee. Bob Newton, chairman of the emergency preparedness board, said Creed had submitted his resignation on Feb. 1 to Ted McFarlane, director of the county’s emergency medical services. Creed’s resignation is effective April 1.
TWO ARRESTED FOR RESTAURANT ARMED ROBBERY
February 16, 1991
Two Lawrence men were arrested Friday night in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Thursday at the Sirloin Stockade, 1015 Iowa. Police said they also suspect the two men of being involved in other robberies, including an armed robbery Feb. 2 at Taco Bell, 1408 W. 23rd.
WELLSVILLE SLAMS EUDORA
February 16, 1991
Wellsville may be a sleeping giant, Terry Zerr says. “They’re a little bit better than their record,” the Eudora High basketball coach said after the Eagles pounded the Cardinals, 62-39, on Friday night in Wellsville. “They’ve had a pretty tough schedule.”
SLATTERY CRITICIZES BUSH ENERGY PLAN
February 16, 1991
President Bush’s national energy policy places too much emphasis on domestic oil industry growth and not enough on conservation measures, U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., said Friday. “I submit the president’s national energy policy proposals are terribly inadequate. You can best sum up the Bush energy policy with one word: drill,” he said in an interview in Lawrence.
KAREN E. WEATHERBY
February 16, 1991
Services for Karen E. Weatherby, 49, Tonganoxie, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will be in Neodesha Cemetary in Neodesha, Kan. Mrs. Weatherby died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had cancer.
SOVIET OUTLOOK IS GLOOMY, SAYS SCHOLAR FROM ESTONIA
February 16, 1991
The Soviet Union faces a deep economic recession and a split among its republics that only can be mended with massive bloodshed, an Estonian scholar said Friday during a lecture at Kansas University. The scholar, Andrus Park, is a director of politics and economics for the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a visiting fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
SATURDAY COLUMN
February 16, 1991
News reports from Topeka this past week told of plans to increase tuition charges for admission to Kansas regents institutions; discussions about who should be the governing body of the far-too-many community junior colleges; the status of funding for the third year of the important Margin of Excellence program; the funding or lack of funding for the Kansas Centers of Excellence programs and many other education-related matters. One of the more interesting developments focused on the question of English proficiency standards for those teaching at the college level. It’s often difficult for students to concentrate and follow classroom discussion when their instructors-teachers cannot express themselves in reasonably understandable English. For one reason or other, many regents schools do not want to follow the KU plan, which requires a higher English proficiency.
INTERESTING POINTS
February 16, 1991
To the Editor: I found S/Sgt. William Matthias’ letter of 2/4/91 most interesting in that in his censuring of the present war protesters he points out (1) that this is the only country in history to fight for the “little guy,” (2) that this country has never been threatened by an invasion, and (3) it’s our God-given right to lead the world against tyranny.” It should be remembered that every complaint, large or small, carries the seeds of protest and any attempt to end this privilege would call for a Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein or giving the FBI greater reign.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 16, 1991
DISMISSALS Geralynn Kerbaugh, Tonganoxie; Kimberly Schmidt and baby girl, Lecompton; and Rosanne Brown and baby girl, Lawrence.
COWARD MEANT A LOT TO MIZZOU
February 16, 1991
All sorts of theories have been advanced about why the Kansas basketball team is 2-0 against Missouri this year after floundering at 0-4 since 1988. Many are valid. Include the fact KU has developed into a fine basketball team. Roy Williams and his staff have done an outstanding job of extracting a great deal from a lot of people, particularly the rookies.
SPRING ENROLLMENT SETS NEW KU RECORD
February 16, 1991
Kansas University’s spring enrollment established another record this year. The university said Friday that 20th-day enrollment, taken on Wednesday, showed a total of 27,335 students enrolled in Lawrence, off-campus and in KU Medical Center classes. That total is an increase of 153 over the previous spring record set in 1990.
WELL-RESTED LIONS LAP LEAVENWORTH
February 16, 1991
Davey Allison might well have lost his pole position in Sunday’s Daytona 500 if they’d been holding time trials at Lawrence High on Friday night. As it was, the fifth-ranked Lions simply sped away with a 90-80 boys basketball win over Leavenworth.
ART TRANSFORMS LIBRARY GALLERY INTO MENAGERIE
February 16, 1991
The main gallery of Kenneth Spencer Research Library, just north of Strong Hall on the Kansas University campus, has become a zoo of sorts. A new exhibit there, “An Alphabet of Animals: 200 Years of Zoological Illustration,” presents striking illustrations of animals, familiar and strange. The illustrations date from the 1600s to the 1800s.
PRODUCTION GIVES NEW TWIST TO FAIRY TALES
February 16, 1991
KENNEDY CLAIMS SECOND IN DIVING
February 16, 1991
Chris Kennedy didn’t look nervous. But the Lawrence High junior confessed a case of the jitters before snaring second place in diving at the state swimming and diving championships Friday night at Robinson Natatorium.