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ZEN CHANTS GREET BUDDHA STATUE AT THE SPENCER
January 10, 1991
It’s not often you get a chance to have a Zen experience in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. But that’s just what visitors to the museum can witness Sunday, when the staff dedicates a 15th century Japanese wooden Buddha, a recent major acquisition.
LACK OF COMPASSION
January 10, 1991
To the Editor: On Tuesday night, we were embarrassed to say we live in Lawrence. We saw bureaucracy favored over compassion. The residents of the mobile home park at 1045 E. 23rd have been threatened by their landlords with eviction. Two have actually received eviction notices. The astonishing fact is these citizens have no reliable water available, and they have been threatened with a gas cut-off!
CROSS-COUNTRY HIKERS TO ARRIVE HERE ON SUNDAY
January 10, 1991
Three hikers who have been traveling across the country to establish the first coast-to-coast recreational trail should be in Lawrence on Sunday. Local residents who are interested in walking or biking with the three-member team may meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Clinton Lake Northshore Trail.
FOR THE RECORD
January 10, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
GERTIE F. STEFFEN
January 10, 1991
Services for Gertie Faye Steffen, 91, rural Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Burial will be in the Deay Cemetery near Eudora. Mrs. Steffen died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROY W. STECHER
January 10, 1991
Services for Roy William Stecher, 95, Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mr. Stecher died Wednesday at Orchard Lane nursing facility in Baldwin.
OFFICIALS REPORT FEW PROBLEMS AS ICY STORM MOVES INTO AREA
January 10, 1991
Freezing rain and sleet that pelted Lawrence and surrounding areas overnight forced a number of school closings and kept road crews on the move, spreading salt and sand throughout the county. With sleet and snow continuing this morning, Lawrence public schools and St. John’s School canceled classes for the first time this winter, joining Baldwin, DeSoto, Eudora, Perry-Lecompton and Wellsville. As the storm moved north this morning, school officials in Basehor-Linwood, McLouth, Oskaloosa and Tonganoxie said students might be released early if road conditions worsened.
ALDEN H. ARMENTROUT
January 10, 1991
A memorial service for Alden H. Armentrout, 46, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Topeka. Private graveside services will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Armentrout died Tuesday at his home. He had cancer.
CALLIE E. HOFFMANN
January 10, 1991
Memorial services for Callie E. Hoffmann, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hoffmann died Wednesday at Presbyterian Manor. She was a homemaker and had been a Lawrence resident for 65 years.
3RD CANDIDATE JOINS COMMISSION RACE
January 10, 1991
John Nalbandian, a Kansas University associate professor of public administration, this morning announced his candidacy for the Lawrence City Commission. “A lot of candidates are going to be talking about team building, but it takes experience,” Nalbandian said. “I teach local government. I consult with Lenexa and Olathe. I’ve handled a major budget as chairman of the department (of public administration)… . I would like to use that experience and knowledge in my own community.”
LOVELAND SEEKING 2ND TERM ON BOARD
January 10, 1991
Mary Loveland, a Lawrence school board member nearing the end of her first four-year term, filed Wednesday as a candidate in this spring’s Lawrence school board election. “I am proud of the progress that the district has made in the last four years,” Loveland said. “No single board member can take a lot of credit for that, but several of the things that have happened are very important to me.”
BUSH DESERVES SUPPORT
January 10, 1991
At a time when the president of the United States should be receiving maximum support for his policies in the Persian Gulf, many U.S. congressmen are eager to use the critical situation as an opportunity to embarrass the president, play into the hands of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and grandstand for some of their home constituents. A few of these lawmakers are using the Iraqi situation as a vehicle to gain added exposure for possible 1992 bids for higher elective office, such as the presidency. President Bush, Secretary of State Baker and their respective staffs have worked tirelessly since the August invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces to try to work out a peaceful settlement of the seizure of the tiny, oil-rich country. It is doubtful any president has worked more closely with members of Congress in keeping them informed about the dangerous Persian Gulf matter, and the president has tried most every possible initiative to bring about the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. These efforts by Bush, Baker and others should continue in the days and weeks to come just as forcefully as they have for the past five months. There is no excuse for a let-up in this activity.
HEALTH OFFICIAL SAYS FUNDING FALLING BEHIND INFLATION
January 10, 1991
State and federal funding support for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is not keeping up with inflation, despite ever-increasing demand for health services. Kay Kent, the department’s director, said funding from federal, state and local governments helps support the agency. But of those sources only one local governments has kept up with the inflation rate between 1986 and 1990, and then just barely.
EMR ACQUIRES COLORADO LAB
January 10, 1991
Environmental Management Resources, a local environmental engineering firm, announced today it has acquired Rinehart Laboratories, a full-service analytical testing laboratory in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Colo. Michael L. Cook, president of EMR, said Rinehart Labs would remain in Colorado and provide a base for EMR operations there.
COUNTY DEBATES PLAN FOR LAND TRUST
January 10, 1991
A proposal for a public-private partnership to buy and protect natural areas in the county produced an hour of mixed comment from the public but no decision by the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday. The program would link the county and the Kansas Land Trust, a non-profit organization interested in protecting prairies, woodlands and wetlands in the county.
CORRECTION
January 10, 1991
Because of a reporter’s error, a story in Wednesday’s Journal-World on the Downtown Lawrence organization incorrectly reported that the group’s president, Andy Ramirez, said the organization is considering donating 1 percent of its members’ sales for a single day to help pay for Fourth of July fireworks. Ramirez said the group is considering sharing the cost of fireworks but that a funding mechanism has not been set. He said the group is considering donating 1 percent of a single day’s sales toward establishing a children’s playground.
CORRECTION
January 10, 1991
Because of a photographer’s error, the location given for an accident pictured on page 1A of Wednesday’s J-W was incorrect. The accident occurred near the intersection of Lakeview Road and North Iowa Street.
1950 KU GRAD GIVES $100,000
January 10, 1991
A 1950 alumnus of Kansas University and his wife have committed $100,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association, Todd Seymour, association president, said Wednesday. George B. Harvey and Annie Campbell Harvey of Stamford, Conn., have made provisions in their will to provide unrestricted resources for the greatest needs at KU.
14 WORKERS AT MEDICAL CENTER ACTIVATED
January 10, 1991
Fourteen Kansas University Medical Center employees have been activated for military duty in connection with Operation Desert Shield, KUMC officials said Wednesday. According to the KUMC personnel staff, only one of the 14 is a physician. The rest are scattered throughout the Kansas City, Kan., facility.
FREDERICK
January 10, 1991
Problems with the electronic voting devices being used in the NCAA Convention were finally ironed out Wednesday afternoon, but not without a few more glitches. The machines are supposed to switch off after a vote is registered with the computer. But most were not switching off. Finally, two tall antennas were moved into the center of the huge meeting room to pick up the devices’ signals, and things went smoothly.
NEW VACCINE TO HELP PREVENT MENINGITIS
January 10, 1991
A new vaccine that can protect children as young as 2 months of age from meningitis will be available from the Douglas County Health Department within about two months. Kay Kent, director of the health department, said Federal Drug Administration approval of the new Haemophilus b or Hib vaccine, which can be used for infants, was announced in October. Douglas County is awaiting its distribution of the vaccine from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
LOCAL FAMILY TAKES SECOND SHOT AT TV
January 10, 1991
Local Boulton watchers should tune into “To Tell the Truth” Friday morning and watch Carole Boulton and two impersonators answer questions from a panel of stars about what it’s like to be the mother of 11 children. At the close of the questioning, John Boulton comes on stage to identify his real wife.
STUDENT TESTING UNDERGOING CHANGES
January 10, 1991
For the first time in several years, Lawrence schoolchildren didn’t arm themselves with No. 2 pencils for taking the Science Research Associates computer-graded, standardized test during the fall semester. Instead, students will be taking the SRA or a similar test sometime in April.
PERKS
January 10, 1991
Not everyone at the University of Colorado is held in thrall by the CU football team. Some students resent the upscale meals and access to elective courses that the hoi polloi must wait in line for.
KU PROFS URGE MORE ATTEMPTS AT DIPLOMACY
January 10, 1991
U.S.-Iraqi talks in Geneva failed, but that shouldn’t be the final word on negotiations, two Kansas University political scientists said today. “I’m usually more optimistic, but basically what happened (Wednesday) is that nothing happened,” said Phil Schrodt, an associate professor.
OKLAHOMA NO MATCH FOR KANSAS
January 10, 1991
No one ever said Gary Hudson’s task was easy. “We feel like we’re throwing snowballs into the fire this year,” said Hudson, Oklahoma’s first-year women’s basketball coach.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 10, 1991
DISMISSALS Leslie Blevins Sr., Lawrence; Christine Green and baby girl, Lawrence; Wendolyn Barney and baby boy, Tonganoxie; Karen Kadel and baby girl, Lawrence; baby girl Davis, Lawrence.
ROLE IN 1988 CAMPAIGN
January 10, 1991
In his native Taiwan, Chau-Jiunn “Paul” Shie read that church and state were separate in the United States. Reality hit him after enrolling in 1984 at Kansas University to pursue a doctoral degree in American studies.
LEGISLATORS
January 10, 1991
Five area state legislators who gathered Wednesday to discuss the upcoming 1991 session didn’t dance around the issues. Each was given a few minutes at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon to analyze the session, which starts Monday.
COLD WEATHER BRINGS FROSTBITE THREAT
January 10, 1991
As January and February temperatures hover at freezing or below, anyone who gets stuck outside for a prolonged period of time should be aware of the possibility of frostbite. Dr. Michael Geist, working the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday, said in winter people occasionally come to LMH with frostbite. He said most cases seen at LMH occur when the temperature is at zero or below.
JAYHAWKS TACKLE UMBC TONIGHT
January 10, 1991
A native Oklahoman, Mike Maddox had friends and relatives in the stands Tuesday in Norman. “Fifty or so. You can’t beat that,” said KU’s 6-7 forward.
KU SENIOR STOUT LEADS SWIM TEAM
January 10, 1991
Kansas’ men’s swim team recently raided the South, dunking three ranked teams at the Alabama Invitational. Now, a month after winning the seven-team meet, the 19th-rated Jayhawks head to the Great White North for Friday’s dual at Minnesota.
WRIGHT EMERGES IN BUFFALO
January 10, 1991
Jeff Wright took a lot of heat early this season. Now it’s the heat he’s putting on opposing passers including Miami’s Dan Marino that is getting him noticed. Wright, a target of fan and media criticism when the Buffalo Bills had trouble stopping the run early this season, ended up with five sacks, second on the team to Bruce Smith’s 19. No one’s calling for the him to be replaced anymore.
LIONS NOT THINKING ABOUT TOURNAMENT
January 10, 1991
It comes right between their upset of the state’s top-ranked team and their appearance as the top out-of-town seed in the Topeka Invitational Tournament. That’s why coach Ron Weber has done everything he can to set his Lawrence High boys’ basketball team’s sights on Friday’s trip to Olathe South.