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JAYHAWKS ENTER AP POLL
January 28, 1991
Kansas’ basketball team, ranked No. 1 for four weeks last season, has returned to the Top 25 for the first time this year. The Jayhawks, 13-4, arrive this week at No. 24. Fellow Big Eight member Nebraska leads the way at No. 11, while Oklahoma stayed in the poll at 21.
THANKS TO SHERIFF
January 28, 1991
To the Editor: I want to express my appreciation and thanks to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the cooperation of the Topeka police for the quick reaction on their part in the attempted burglary at Big Springs. The Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were there within minutes of my call, with the follow-up of the Topeka police with their helicopter and police dog quick behind. In a matter of no time, they had one suspect apprehended with the help of the police dog and the other two were soon apprehended and taken in.
MICHAEL L. JAMES
January 28, 1991
Graveside services for Michael Lee James, 32, rural Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Cliff Bond officiating. Mr. James died Saturday from a gunshot wound. His brother, Alvin Dewayne James Jr., 33, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting.
WOMAN SHOT AT HER HOME
January 28, 1991
A 48-year-old rural Lawrence woman was injured early Sunday in what sheriff’s officers are calling an accidental shooting. Douglas County sheriff’s officers reported that the woman, Sandra K. Melton, was shot in the shoulder with a .45-caliber pistol about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at her home about five miles south of Lawrence at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Douglas County Road 800N.
JENNY RAMM
January 28, 1991
Private family services are to be held at a later date for Jenny Ramm, 80, who died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of a Lawrence care home for the past two weeks. Born May 31, 1910, in Des Moines, Iowa, she had worked as a registered nurse in the Seattle area.
LAURA T. ENDACOTT
January 28, 1991
Services for Laura T. Endacott, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Endacott died Saturday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
LOREN H. WULFKUHLE
January 28, 1991
Services for Loren H. Wulfkuhle, 63, rural Richland, were to be at 2 p.m. today at Tibbitts-Griffin Funeral Chapel in Topeka with the Rev. James Rogers officiating. Burial was to be in Richland Cemetery. Mr. Wulfkuhle died Friday at his home. He had cancer.
MARY E. SLOVER
January 28, 1991
Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Slover, 67, Lawrence, were this morning at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Slover died Saturday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Lawrence.
ARTHUR L. ROCKHOLD
January 28, 1991
Services for Arthur Lloyd Rockhold, 82, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Flanner officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Rockhold died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KAREN CLARK-STEFFERUD
January 28, 1991
Memorial services for Karen Clark-Stefferud, 52, Longmeadow, Mass., will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church in Springfield, Mass. Mrs. Clark-Stefferud died at her home on Saturday. She had cancer.
FOR THE RECORD LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 28, 1991
Burglaries and thefts reported A car containing numerous musical instruments and other musical equipment was reported stolen about 2:20 a.m. Sunday from a parking lot at 1601 W. 23rd. The car and its contents were valued together at $8,725.
HABITAT TAKING APPLICATIONS
January 28, 1991
The Lawrence chapter of Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for ownership of the organization’s fifth home. The Habitat group constructs homes with a volunteer labor force and sells the houses at no profit or interest to home buyers meeting the necessary qualifications. An applicant for ownership of a Habitat home must be in need of housing and must show a desire to own a home. Generally, an applicant should not qualify for a home mortgage through conventional means. The applicant must, however, display a good employment history and credit rating.
CLUB RAISES ABOUT $800 TO HELP LOCAL FAMILY
January 28, 1991
Friday’s snowfall didn’t stop 200 people from eating chili and helping raise more than $800 for the Gregory Frost family. The Frosts’ 127-year-old home burned to the ground last Monday with almost all of their posessions. Debbie Nunemaker, president of the Grant Community Club, co-sponsor of the fund-raiser with the Jayhawk 4-H Club, said she was pleased with the community’s efforts.
BLANCHE S. LAMB
January 28, 1991
Services for Blanche S. Lamb, 97, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home with Dr. Edward A. Baxter and the Rev. Henry A. Roberts Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Lamb died today at Ransom Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 8, 1893, in Elk City. Her family moved to Princeton in 1895. She grew up in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School.
COUNCIL PRESIDENT SAYS MANY ISSUES NEED ADDRESSING
January 28, 1991
Jacob Gordon, the first black president of the University Council at Kansas University, is a man with an agenda for higher education. He wants to see minority enrollment increase. He thinks faculty and administrators should be working together to provide a quality education to all KU students. He wants to see professors rewarded for excellence in teaching and he wants them to be role models for students.
NEW BOOK FEATURES LECOMPTON HISTORY
January 28, 1991
Lecompton’s role in U.S. history comes alive in a recently-released book called “America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink.” Author Kenneth M. Stampp traces the efforts of a pro-slavery minority to submit a pro-slavery constitution despite rampant anti-slavery sentiment throughout the territory. The group elected delegates to the Kansas constitutional convention, which was held in the Kansas Territory capital of Lecompton.
LOCAL JOBLESS RATE INCREASES SLIGHTLY
January 28, 1991
Douglas County’s unemployment rate increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent in December, the Kansas Department of Human Resources reported today. Although there was a slight increase, Douglas County “looks pretty good,” compared with the statewide unemployment rate, which inched up 0.3 of a percentage point in December, to 4.6 percent, said Kathy Ketchum, a representative of the department.
CONSUMER AFFAIRS ELECTSDIRECTORS
January 28, 1991
Directors of the Lawrence Consumer Affairs Assn. elected two members of the Lawrence business community to the board of directors at Wednesday’s meeting. Lanie Griffin, customer adviser for KPL Gas Service, and Brad Baker, owner of Total Lawn Care, are the new board members.
OFFENSIVE TAKEN
January 28, 1991
To the Editor: I found the homophobic comments couched within your Jan. 22 editorial concerning San Francisco deeply offensive. Many of us in Lawrence believe that San Francisco will be able to muddle along without turning to the Journal-World for advice, but I suppose Bay City residents can take some solace in knowing that you are quite eager to provide them with guidance. The editorial’s true chilling consequence is the realization that your editorials do carry some weight in this community.
GARNETT MEDICAL STUDENT STUDIES WITH PHYSICIAN
January 28, 1991
A medical student from the Kansas University School of Medicine in Wichita will be studying with a local physician for the next four weeks. John Graham, Garnett, will participate in a rural family practice experience with Dr. Mary Vernon. The preceptorship began today.
COUNTY DECIDES TO STICK WITH INSURER
January 28, 1991
The Douglas County Commission, citing a collective unwillingness to change insurers, voted unanimously today against a staff recommendation to join a new pool of counties for insurace needs. The commission’s action means that Charlton-Manley Inc., Lawrence, will retain the county’s insurance business for another year. Pam Madl, county director of personnel, said the county’s annual premium would be about $170,000. That equals what the county would have paid had it joined the Kansas County Association Multiline Pool, she said.
BULLDOGS PLAY TO 5-5 TIE
January 28, 1991
The Lawrence Bulldogs, an under-12 select soccer team, played Kansas 80 to a 5-5 tie here Saturday. The Bulldogs, 3-0-1, were led by Scott Tallman with two goals. Michael Mondi, Paul McClain and Dustin Meyer scored one goal apiece for Lawrence.
LOCAL COUPLE KEEPS EYE ON PATRIOTS
January 28, 1991
Martha Murphy is relieved that the Patriot missiles used to shoot down Iraqi Scud missiles have been so successful. Her interest is particularly focused on the missiles because her son is with a U.S. Army air defense artillery group that’s stationed in Saudi Arabia. Spec. 4 Brian Murphy spent nine months learning to launch and repair the Patriots and operate radar to search for and identify incoming enemy aircraft or missiles, Mrs. Murphy said during a recent interview at Allen Press, where she is a human resources assistant.
JAYHAWKS MUST DISCOVER MEDIAN
January 28, 1991
Roy Williams didn’t need to place a quick call to the Brookings Institute when a media-type carrying a microphone asked the Kansas basketball coach how his players responded to the atmosphere in Allen Fieldhouse. “I think,” Williams replied, “they enjoy playing here.”
KU RIDES STREAK INTO MANHATTAN
January 28, 1991
Kansas won its final five games in crusty old Ahearn Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks have won their first two in shiny new Bramlage Coliseum. The buildings, players and coaches have changed, but the result has been the same the past seven years: Kansas has beaten rival Kansas State in Manhattan.
DEATH
January 28, 1991
Prosecutors today were preparing to file formal charges against a 33-year-old rural Eudora man who allegedly shot and killed his brother Saturday with a shotgun. Alvin Dewayne James Jr., rural Eudora, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder stemming from the death Saturday of Michael Lee James, 32, Rt. 7, Lawrence.
LHS GIRLS HOST TOPEKA TONIGHT
January 28, 1991
Before Lawrence High’s girls basketball team went to last week’s Glacier’s Edge Tournament in Emporia, LHS coach Gary Hammer pointed out that the seniors had never lost there. On Saturday night, though, it was the underclassmen who made sure the streak stayed alive.
POWERFUL TROY NEXT FOR LIONS
January 28, 1991
Ron Weber took an informal poll of his Lawrence High boys basketball players over the weekend. “I asked each one what they thought we needed to improve on, and they all had something to say,” said Weber, whose Lions, 8-4, lost to Shawnee Mission West, 66-65, at home Friday.
DIRECTOR SAYS RACISM MUST BE UNLEARNED
January 28, 1991
The new director of the Office of Minority Affairs at Kansas University doesn’t believe racism comes naturally. “We’re not born racist,” said Sherwood Thompson, who arrived in Lawrence last week from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “Racism is a learned phenomenon. I maintain we can unlearn it if it’s learned. It’s going to be slow and painful, but we’ve got to do it.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 28, 1991
ADMISSIONS Joseph Miller, Topeka.
KANSAS CORRALS TOP PROSPECT
January 28, 1991
Max Heinrichs sounded like the most relieved high school football coach in America this morning. “I’m glad it’s over with…it’s a lot of weight off the back,” Heinrichs said after his most celebrated pupil made a commitment to Kansas.
LOCAL SALES TAX REVENUE SLIPS
January 28, 1991
Because the Kansas Department of Revenue’s books closed early last month, state officials say, it appears Douglas County’s collection of the state’s 4.25 percent sales tax was 42 percent lower in December than December 1989. The department issued a statement saying that its December report shows a decrease in tax revenue for almost all cities and counties in December 1990, compared with December 1989.
LESLIE C. KIMBALL
January 28, 1991
Services are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary for Leslie C. Kimball, who died Saturday in Denver. Burial is to be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kimball was a former resident of Lawrence and had been married to Minnie Lee Clayborne. She died in November 1981.
GET
January 28, 1991
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Holmes wasn’t sure whether his visit to the Statehouse was an omen. He almost got stuck in an elevator Wednesday before delivering the annual State of the Judiciary address.
SUNDAY RALLIES PLAY BOTH SIDES OF STREET ON GULF WAR ISSUE
January 28, 1991
For the first time during the U.S. military involvement in the Persian Gulf, groups formed on both sides of Massachusetts Street on Sunday to demonstrate their differing feelings about the war. On the east side of the street, a gathering of about 450 people formed as they have since November to protest the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
KU CLASSES REFLECT AN INTEREST IN GULF
January 28, 1991
Kansas University professors who teach courses about the Middle East have been inundated with questions about the war in the Persian Gulf, but they can’t determine if the war has affected enrollment in their classes. Rose Greaves, professor of history and Soviet and East European Studies, teaches two classes on the Middle East, one on the 19th and 20th centuries and one on oil’s impact on the Persian Gulf region.