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NUCLEAR SPREAD
January 6, 1991
To the Editor: The call to war against Iraq has been fueled, in part, by the belief that Saddam Hussein is actively working towards production of nuclear weapons. This rationale for war seems to be that it is better to strike now than wait until the irrational Iraqis can use nuclear weapons against its enemies.
VETERANS BENEFITS
January 6, 1991
To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a followup on an article in last Friday’s Journal-World by the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, James L. Kimery, regarding any veterans’ benefits for the troops now stationed in the Persian Gulf region, especially in the event of a war. I was privileged to serve as service officer for VFW Post 852 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, where I deal with veterans’ benefits.
OUTLET MALL PUTS MARK ON LOCAL BUSINESS SCENE
January 6, 1991
1990 probably could go down in Lawrence’s business history as the Year of the Mall. The opening of the $24 million Lawrence Riverfront Plaza, a 45-store factory outlet center at the downtown’s north end was the highlight of city business activity last year, several local business leaders say.
NC STATE PLAYERS IMPRESSED
January 6, 1991
Les Robinson doesn’t have a big man or a bench so the North Carolina State basketball coach lives by the triple-edged sword. On Saturday night, Robinson watched his team die by the same sword, specifically Terry Brown’s 11-of-17 shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
TASK FORCES TRIGGER CONCERN ABOUT ROLE OF INTEREST GROUPS
January 6, 1991
More than an hour into a recent discussion of local mass transportion needs, some city commissioners seemed astonished to learn that two independent groups had been studying the issue for months and were close to unveiling their recommendations to the city. And the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce in the past year has activated dozens of task forces to study local issues, replacing its old system of standing committees.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 6, 1991
DISMISSALS Jess Floyd Bost, Lawrence; Nicholas Dean Coachman, Baldwin; Maryanna Rose Rawlings and baby boy, Lawrence; Stephanie McGrath and baby boy, Lawrence.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
January 6, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if those obvious cracks in Nebraska’s football dynasty will turn into chasms… A few weeks ago, Kansas chancellor Gene Budig declined to succeed Martin Massengale as chief executive officer at Nebraska, but Budig will replace Massengale as the Big Eight designee on the 44-member NCAA Presidents Commission. Budig becomes one of a dozen new Commission members after next week’s convention…
FOR THE RECORD
January 6, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
FORUM ISSUES COMMUNIQUE
January 6, 1991
Organizers of a weeklong Soviet-American citizen’s conference held last year in Lawrence and other Kansas cities have completed final statements outlining the event’s major achievements. The Meeting for Peace, held Oct. 12-18, “hopes to serve as a model for future Soviet-American gatherings and for meetings of other countries seeking to replace mistrust and fear with dialogue and hope,” according to a joint statement signed by the event’s co-chairmen, Robert Ivanov of Moscow and Bob Swan of Lawrence.
SLATTERY LEAVES FOR FIRST-HAND LOOK AT GULF CRISIS
January 6, 1991
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., was scheduled to leave at midnight Saturday for the Persian Gulf to settle in his mind whether 1.1 million troops should stay poised against each other at the Iraq-Kuwait border with Saudi Arabia. “It’s one thing to see this on television and read about it, but when called on to make decisions about war, as a congressman, I should experience this situation first-hand,” Slattery said.
INTEREST IN RECYCLING INCREASES DEMAND FOR CITY PROGRAMS
January 6, 1991
It still looks a lot like Christmas at four locations at Lawrence locations. For the past two weeks, Lawrence residents have been dropping off their Christmas trees at the four sites for city workers to grind into mulch. Although it was too early to tell if this year’s effort will produce a record collection, City Parks and Recreation Director Fred DeVictor said increased public awareness has led to high participation in the program, which ends Monday.
MILLY A. HENSON
January 6, 1991
Services for Milly A. Henson, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Henson died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LEROY H. WILSON AND HAZEL B. WILSON
January 6, 1991
Services for Leroy Hugh Wilson, 78, and Hazel Berger Wilson, 77, both of Luray, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Luray Methodist Church with Rev. Dallas Darling officiating. Burial will be in Grand Center Cemetery near Waldo. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson died Thursday in an auto accident in Wichita.
WINIFRED S. RUESE
January 6, 1991
Services for Winifred S. Ruese, 89, were held Friday at the Church of Transfiguration in Evergreen, Colo., followed by burial at Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Ruese died Dec. 31, 1990, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.
DORIS LORENE PRATT
January 6, 1991
A memorial service for Doris Lorene Pratt, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Grantland Clowers officiating. Mrs. Pratt died Saturday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Cremation was planned.
KANSAS-NORTH CAROLINA STATE NOTES
January 6, 1991
The three officials were supplied by the Atlantic Coast Conference. One of them, Dick Paparo, worked the semifinal game between Nevada-Las Vegas and Georgia Tech at last year’s NCAA Final Four. At times, KU coach Roy Williams disapproved of their performance. “It’s the second time in my career I’ve taken my coat off. The reason is I was getting a little hot,” Williams said. “Terry (Brown) makes a three-pointer and Mark Randall gets called for an illegal screen. That’s a five-point swing. Anybody who wouldn’t get upset is dead. They’re good officials, but I was a little upset.”…
THERAPIST
January 6, 1991
When most people think of loss in their lives, it is usually the death of a family member or friend that may cause grief. And most people regard grieving as a negative and diminishing experience. But that idea is a misconception, says Marybeth Bethel, a local therapist who will be conducting a workshop on turning loss and grief into an opportunity for strengthening and growth.
STATE BUDGET WOES BRING FINANCIAL TRIALS FOR JUDICIAL SYSTEM
January 6, 1991
District court officials will continue to have a trial on their hands this year thanks to budget restraints that hit in 1990. During May, the Legislature mandated 1.75 percent across-the-board cuts for all state agencies, exempting only state aid to education. The cuts resulted in a reduction of nearly $1 million in judicial branch spending, after lawmakers already had cut the judicial budget by $1.5 million.
LOCAL MAN FOUND ON SIDEWALK, PRONOUNCED DEAD AT HOSPITAL
January 6, 1991
A 42-year-old Lawrence man died Saturday night of unknown causes at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he was found lying on the ground at a corner of 23rd and Iowa streets. John E. Ericson, 2522 Redbud, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:21 p.m. Saturday, two hours after he was found lying face down on the ground in an icy, sidewalk area on the southwest corner of the intersection.
KU SQUADS PLACE SIXTH IN NATIONALS
January 6, 1991
The Kansas University cheerleading and pompon squads took sixth place out of eight teams in each of their divisions Saturday at the National Cheerleaders Assn.-United Spirit Assn. collegiate championships in Dallas. Elaine Brady, advisor of both groups, said the teams placed after advancing to the finals and competing Saturday night.
KU/NC STATE
January 6, 1991
NORTH CAROLINA STATE (94) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
COUNTY TO DISCUSS JUVENILE FACILITY
January 6, 1991
The Douglas County Commission on Monday will ring in its first meeting of 1991 with plenty of leftover business from 1990. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
LAWMAKERS URGED TO MAKE FUNDING FOR MEDICAL CARE A PRIORITY THIS YEAR
January 6, 1991
If Douglas County social service agency representatives carried a common theme to their annual presession hearing with the area’s state lawmakers, it was their concern about health care and health care funding. And at times, the responses offered by the three lawmakers who attended the hearing Saturday also seemed to echo each other.
JAZZ SINGER SLOANE INSINUATES MELODIES
January 6, 1991
THE REAL THING, Carol Sloane (Contemporary CCD-14060-2): Carol Sloane is, indeed, “the real thing,” a jazz singer who’s a bona fide musician. She’s also a seasoned vet whose credits include the Larry Elgart band as well as subbing for Annie Rosse in the seminal vocal trio of the 1960s, Lambert-Hendricks-and-Ross. And now, after a thankfully brief sabbatical, Sloane is back and sounding better than ever. Here, exuberant backdrops are painted by all-stars Phil Woods on alto saxophone, keyboardist Mike Renzi, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Grady Tate. The repertory is similarly sparkling;. There are sumptuous ballads like “Early Autumn” and “I Wish I Knew.” And there are dynamic barnburners like “I Can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me,” as well as the insinuating mid-tempo cooker “Makin’ Whoopee” and Latin accentuated “My Blue Heaven.”
NEA FUNDS TO BRING DANCERS TO KANSAS
January 6, 1991
Thanks to a recent National Endowment for the Arts grant, people in three Kansas towns will get to spend a day with a hot Jamaican choreographer and his dance company. The Dance on Tour Program, run by the Kansas Arts Commission, will help three smaller communities bring the Garth Fagan Dance Company in for dn2qelectures, student matinees and master classes during late March and April 1992.
PHOTOGRAPHER SEEKS OUT REAL LIFE
January 6, 1991
G. Mark Smith went to Germany in search of joyful celebrations over the reunification of the divided land. What he found had a lot to do with his previous photography, but he also found things that were a lot less exuberant than he anticipated. Smith, a Lawrence photographer with a background in photojournalism, spent a day and night watching the fireworks and other festivities Oct. 3 in and around Berlin and Cologne. He found the mood of the crowd somewhat muted.
TORRID BROWN BOOSTS KANSAS, 105-94
January 6, 1991
Ho hum … Terry Brown scored 42 points Saturday night. “I had 50 in high school, 50 in juco,” shrugged Brown, Kansas’ shooting guard, unfazed after sinking a Big Eight-record tying 11 three-pointers in the Jayhawks’ 105-94 non-conference basketball win over North Carolina State at Allen Fieldhouse.
NEW SRS CHIEF REJECTS PROPOSAL
January 6, 1991
The new acting secretary of the state’s welfare agency says the money isn’t available to enact a task force’s proposal to change the way children’s programs are operated. The subcommittee of the Task Force on the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has recommended that a local youth authority to move responsibility for children in need of care to the community level would increase both the quality of care children get and the responsiveness of the communities toward providing that help.
QUILTING TIME
January 6, 1991
In the old Methodist Church building here, there’s a woman who makes magic. That’s what Judith Hopson says of her boss, Virginia Robertson, who with her husband, Lynn, owns the Osage County Quilt Factory in the old church, at 400 Walnut.
PRAIRIE PRESERVATION
January 6, 1991
The recent plowing of the Elkins Prairie west of Lawrence perhaps strengthens the argument for a proposed Tallgrass Prairie Park to preserve some of the native grasslands of Kansas. Ranchers and other landowners in the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas have opposed the formation of a national park in the area because they don’t want their grassland taken out of production. They also contend that the land is in good hands with the farmers, who respect and preserve it even better than the National Park Service or some other entity would.
EXHAUSTING SCHEDULE AWAITS KU DELEGATES
January 6, 1991
Bob Frederick has run in marathons, he has competed in triathlons and now he has to participate in something perhaps just as exhausting. It’s next week’s NCAA convention in Nashville.
JANET SATZ
January 6, 1991
Janet Satz stands off to one side of a large, white studio drawing. She draws in a sweeping motion across a piece of paper held upright by a frame. She moves easily across the expanse of her studio, something of a boon for an artist who spent most of her career working in New York City and Connecticut. In the East, space is expensive.
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
January 6, 1991
Now the benefactors of the Topeka Performing Arts Center are betting $8.6 million they can put the city on the cultural map. “Traditionally, we’ve been seen as a poor sister to Kansas City,” said Beth Fager, a member of the center’s board. “We’re changing that. We’re going from an ugly stepsister to Cinderella.”
S MUSIC LIVES ON LIVE ALBUM
January 6, 1991