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SECURE CAMPUS
January 26, 1991
To the Editor: Before we launched our liberation of Kuwait there were several incidents of bomb scares on campus. The paper reported that professors were keeping students in class. I really hope that given the scope of recent events this will no longer be the case.
IRONIES OF WAR
January 26, 1991
To the Editor: Today’s news has brought with it a special black irony that some may have missed in the rush of events. Let us take a moment and reflect with a wry smile that the only player who stands to benefit from all this trauma in the gulf now asks for compensation for their losses. I am speaking, of course, of Israel. I’m sure it’s just my paranoia but I can’t help but conclude that in the light of history we will be revealed as no more than Israel’s proxy. The demographics and the geography won’t permit tiny little Israel to do to giant Iraq what they did to tiny little Lebanon. The fact that Israel is mortally threatened by Iraq is beyond dispute, but by the same logic, the conclusion that we are threatened by Iraq in any way proportionate to the agony we are about to cause and endure is sophistry.
PAYING THE PRICE
January 26, 1991
The world is now paying a terrible price for the arms it sold to Saddam Hussein. Each day, there is news that includes the numbered and lettered weapons of war being used by Saddam to fight the multi-national force assembled against him in the Mideast. There are French-built Mirage fighter planes and Soviet MiG-29s. The dreaded Scud missiles were made in the Soviet Union and modified by the Iraqis to increase their range. The Germans contributed technology that Saddam put to use in developing nuclear weapons, a threat U.S. bombing raids hopefully have at least temporarily set aside.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 26, 1991
DISMISSALS Doris Gill, Lawrence; Donita Torneden and baby boy, Lawrence; and Susan Bonjour, Lawrence.
CITY GETS 6-INCH SNOW COVER
January 26, 1991
Road crews, impeded by an overnight low temperature of minus 1, worked through the night to plow away nearly six inches of snow that covered Douglas County on Friday. Butch Silvers, a supervisor with Lawrence’s street maintenance department, said this morning that salt and sand trucks treated city streets all night, but freezing temperatures caused problems for the snow plows.
FOR THE RECORD
January 26, 1991
District court Criminal case proceedings
ROY V. RAY
January 26, 1991
Services for Roy Vernon Ray, 69, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Alford-Clarke Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 will conduct a military graveside service. Mr. Ray died Thursday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka.
SALINA EDUCATOR TABBED AS REGENT
January 26, 1991
A Salina educator joins a Junction City publisher as Gov. Joan Finney’s newest appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. Mrs. Finney late Friday announced the appointment of Salina educator Robert Caldwell to the state Board of Regents. Earlier in the day, she announced her appointment of Junction City publisher John G. Montgomery to the board.
HASKELL ENROLLMENT STEADY AT 776 STUDENTS
January 26, 1991
Spring enrollment at Haskell Indian Junior College is right on target, the director of the school’s admissions and records office said Friday. There are currently 776 students enrolled at the federally funded two-year school for Native Americans. By coincidence, there were also 776 students enrolled at Haskell during the spring 1990 semester, said Esther Geary, director of the admissions and records office.
450 GRADUATE FROM PROJECT DARE
January 26, 1991
Graduation ceremonies were held recently to recognize about 450 local students who participated in a program designed to help them avoid drugs. Ceremonies were held at 11 Lawrence elementary schools and Marion Springs Elementary School, where students during the fall semester took part in Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
DOLE FORESEES GAINS IN WAKE OF WAR
January 26, 1991
The clouds of war in the Persian Gulf may have a silver lining if the conflict doesn’t drag out, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole said Friday. “There could be a bright side, depending how quickly this ends,” the Kansas Republican said. “There is going to be an international conference on the Mideast. There will be an effort to try to make this a nuclear free zone. There will be an effort to reach some agreement between the Arabs and the Israelis recognizing the right of Israel to exist.”
KU RALLY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR TROOPS
January 26, 1991
About 200 supporters of U.S. troops fighting in the Middle East waved American flags and chanted “U.S.A.” during a rally on a snowy Friday afternoon at Kansas University. “You can be for peace, but you have to realize that our troops are people too and they need our support,” said Steve Fluet, a KU freshman from Chicago taking part in the rally.
VIKINGS SINK LIONS, 66-65
January 26, 1991
One bump on the hip and one made free throw with one second remaining and Lawrence High’s boys have one Sunflower League basketball loss. “I saw him trying to drive the baseline, and I tried to get to the spot, but he pulled up for the jumper. I tried to block him, and I got him with my body,” Reggie Mayo said, describing the last seconds of the Lions’ 66-65 loss to Shawnee Mission West on Friday night at the LHS gym.
REJUVENATED CU SHOOTS FOR ELUSIVE BIG EIGHT ROAD WIN TONIGHT
January 26, 1991
Colorado basketball may not provide the same Rocky Mountain high the Buffaloes’ football team did when it won the consensus national championship earlier this month, but how high is high? Last Tuesday’s 86-69 victory over No. 14-ranked Nebraska has the mile-high folks in Sixth Heaven at least.
MAPPING OUT GULF WAR HAS BOOKSTORES BUSY
January 26, 1991
Lawrence residents, trying to map out their own understanding of the war in the Persian Gulf, are turning to local bookstores for additional reference materials. “As soon as Iraq invaded Kuwait, there were a lot of special orders for maps, and we ran out of them a couple times,” said Steve Gnagy, a clerk at Adventure A Bookstore. Map sales dropped off about three months after the invasion but picked up again with the start of the war, he said.
LAWRENCE HIGH GIRLS REACH EMPORIA FINALS
January 26, 1991
Gwen Mullens comes alive in the fourth quarter. “I just love competitiveness. When I think of that, it helps me keep focused on the game,” said Mullens. “I want to do well in the fourth quarter to help the team. The fourth quarter, for me, is the time to go all out. Whatever I have left goes into the fourth quarter.”
INTERSTATE BANKING COMING, EXECUTIVE SAYS
January 26, 1991
Wichita bank executive Jordan Haines said Friday night he believes Kansas is on the brink of taking the last step in a long journey of modernizing its banking laws. He didn’t predict it would happen, but said he is optimistic the Legislature will legalize interstate banking during the 1991 session.
MUSIC MAKES MOVIE SOMETHING MEMORABLE
January 26, 1991