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WEATHER BRINGS POWER OUTAGE, SLIPPERY ROADS
January 5, 1991
Freezing rain and drizzle falling Friday night and this morning in Lawrence produced a temporary power outage and hazardous road conditions. Weather played havoc with electrical service to about 1,500 customers southeast of 15th and Louisiana streets, said Steve Johnson, manager of KPL Gas Service in Lawrence.
SATURDAY COLUMN
January 5, 1991
This is the time of year when New Year’s resolutions and New Year’s forecasts are popular. Unfortunately, history shows that far too many resolutions fail to be achieved, and trying to predict the future is risky business. This being the case, a “wish list” is much safer. So, this writer would like to offer the following “wish list” for the coming year.
KU TO STOCK CONDOMS IN VENDING MACHINES
January 5, 1991
Concessions employees at Kansas University next week will begin to stock condoms alongside candy bars and potato chips in residence hall vending machines. Condoms won’t be stocked in vending machines in other campus buildings.
JOHN REARDON
January 5, 1991
A memorial Mass for John Richard Reardon, 63, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Reardon died suddenly Friday at his home due to complications of heart disease.
FINNEY ANNOUNCES SALARY CUTS FOR CABINET
January 5, 1991
Gov.-elect Joan Finney is cutting the salaries of cabinet members by 10 percent as she replaces officials in outgoing Gov. Mike Hayden’s administration. However, Mrs. Finney is not decreasing the salaries of cabinet officials who remain from Hayden’s administration. She also has not considered whether she will cut her own $72,000 salary.
WOLFPACK MEETS KU TONIGHT
January 5, 1991
It’s obvious Roy Williams did more than sit in his hotel room during a 10-day stay in Honolulu and Malibu, Calif. “We just practiced basketball and sat in the sun. Maybe that’s what heaven is,” said the KU coach, sporting a tan during a press conference Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 5, 1991
DISMISSALS Peggy Gruber, Lawrence; Dennis Smith, Lawrence.
S NEW JOB
January 5, 1991
Hannes Combest admits that she’s nervous about her new job at Haskell Indian Junior College. Combest has been teaching journalism at the two-year school since 1989. Her tenure at Haskell began in August 1987, when she went to work in the placement office.
JAYHAWK SIGNEE GURLEY EXPERIENCES RARE DEFEAT
January 5, 1991
Greg Gurley hadn’t stopped to think much about the irony of the situation. The high school of the same town that hosts his college of choice ended his high school’s winning streak.
BUFFALOES PROVE FORECAST WRONG
January 5, 1991
Never rely on me for football forecasts. This is the dummy who early last September picked Nebraska as the class of the 1990 Big Eight lot. I figured Colorado, without its hyperextended Sal Aunese Mystique, couldn’t repeat its feats of 1989 despite looking awfully good on paper. I saw Oklahoma still trying to pick up the pieces to regroup after the Barry Switzer era led to so many miscreancies.
NEA AWARDS $21,000 GRANT FOR KU DANCE PERFORMANCE
January 5, 1991
Kansas University has received a $21,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for commissioning Liz Lerman’s “The Good Jew,” a dance-theater piece that will be performed in November. Jacqueline Davis, director of the KU Concert Series, said KU is commissioning the piece with the Pittsburgh Dance Council, the Boston Dance Umbrella and the Washington Performing Arts Council at the Kennedy Center. The NEA grant will be used to assist with the commissioning and touring of the company.
SOVIET TELLS OF TOP-SECRET PLAN TO STAY IN U.S.
January 5, 1991
A Soviet journalist who dissappeared during the Meeting for Peace in Lawrence said his plan to seek asylum in the United States was his own “top secret.” In a telephone interview from Washington on Friday with the Journal-World, the Soviet, Maxim A. Kniazkov, said he received political asylum and a work permit on Oct. 25 from the Kansas City, Mo., office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Eight days earlier, he had contacted the Topeka Police Department about his intentions.
LIONS DROP DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS
January 5, 1991
It’s no exaggeration, and it’s no Disney World ad. Ron Weber’s dreams actually came true Friday night when Lawrence High upset Shawnee Mission South, the state’s top-ranked Class 6A boys team, 65-61. “It’s got to be the biggest win of my coaching career,” Weber said. “I’ve been dreaming about it all week. I haven’t slept, and I haven’t eaten much at all.”
MILLY S. HENSON
January 5, 1991
Services are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary for Milly A. Henson, 78, Lawrence. Mrs. Henson died early today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HUD GIVES APPROVAL TO HOUSING PROJECT
January 5, 1991
More than two years after being awarded a $1.4 million federal grant to construct 25 units of scattered site housing, the Lawrence Housing Authority has received authorization to seek bids on the project. Barbara Hupee, LHA executive director, said word came Friday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regional office in Kansas City that the LHA can solicit bids on the project.
LAWSUIT LINKS ARRESTED MAN WITH KLAN
January 5, 1991
A man police have accused of spray painting the letters “KKK” on several buildings in Lawrence in October may have been involved with the Ku Klux Klan when the crimes occurred. A lawsuit filed in October in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., alleges that a man identified by aliases of the arrested man was then a member of the Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
DORIS PRATT
January 5, 1991
Services for Doris Lorene Pratt, 81, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. She died early today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MCLOUTH UPENDS OSKALOOSA AGAIN
January 5, 1991
It’s nothing personal, but McLouth coach Tom Pierce has seen all he cares to see of the Oskaloosa basketball team this season. In fact, Oskie coach David Elliot echoed Pierce’s sentiments after his team fell to the Bulldogs, 54-47, here Friday night.
DEVELOPMENT COSTS
January 5, 1991
To the Editor: As an ecomonist who teaches state and local public finance, I was naturally interested in the article “Local Developers Pay Most Costs” by Dave Toplikar (Dec. 9 J-W). Toplikar quotes City Manager Mike Wildgen as stating “developer-owners have to pay for most of the infrastructure improvements” in Lawrence, lists some of the costs they have to pay, and implies that impact fees are not needed in Lawrence. Your readers may be interested in the following clarification:
A DIFFERENT GAME
January 5, 1991
It is hoped something can be done soon by college football coaches, athletic directors, chancellors and presidents, along with National Football League officials, to reduce or preferably eliminate the distasteful behavior of many football players. The actions and conduct of such players are becoming worse year by year. There is taunting, unsportsmanlike conduct and just ugly, gross behavior. Supposedly, these pampered athletes are playing the games because they enjoy sports and their athletic abilities have given them the opportunity to obtain a college education and possibly a few years of highly paid professional employment. But in game after game, on college campuses as well as on the professional playing fields, these football players are playing to those in the stands. They are actors, with some admitting they are eager to present the most outrageous behavior they can dream up following successful plays.