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ANOTHER EISENHOWER?
March 1, 1991
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf for president? If President George Bush’s popularity ratings weren’t running so high, he might be worried.
HUMANE TREATMENT
March 1, 1991
The image of pitiful Iraqi soldiers crawling on their knees to surrender to allied forces lends a human touch to what has largely been a faceless war in the Mideast. A television news clip shows tattered Iraqis clutching at the pants leg of an American soldier who is trying to calm, more than capture, them.
BOARD TO STUDY KINDERGARTEN
March 1, 1991
The Wellsville School Board wants to continue studying a change in the kindergarten schedule. Currently, kindergarten students attend half-days with one class session offered in the morning and one offered in the afternoon. Because of limited busing, the morning class primarily serves children living in rural areas and the afternoon class is made up mainly of children living in Wellsville, said Gwen Boone, school clerk.
LECOMPTON RESIDENT DONATES WAR MEMORABILIA TO MUSEUM
March 1, 1991
In recent months, television viewers have watched as reporters in the Persian Gulf broadcast their stories from behind gas masks. Ironically, a Lecompton man recently uncovered a gas mask from another era. While cleaning out the attic of his late mother’s home, Ed Smith stumbled upon World War I paraphernalia, including a mask, a bag to carry the mask in, a telescope and a helmet, all used by his great-uncle, Clarence Smith.
TSC TO CONSIDER PARKING REQUEST
March 1, 1991
The Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission will consider a request to prohibit parking on 19th Street south of Ousdahl when it meets Monday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts. The request to remove about 100 feet of parking along the east side of the street was submitted by Jim Patti of the Schwegler Neighborhood Assn.
SUPER 8 MOTEL CLERK ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
March 1, 1991
Lawrence police Thursday evening arrived within five minutes of an armed robbery and quickly surrounded the crime scene but were unable to find the gunman. Officers were called at 8:46 p.m. Thursday to the Super 8 Motel of Lawrence, 515 McDonald Dr., by a clerk who said she had been robbed at gunpoint.
BECOMING AN ARTIFACT OF STAGE HISTORY
March 1, 1991
STATE ORDERS CLUB TO PAY $1,400 FINE
March 1, 1991
A Lawrence nightclub has been fined $1,400 for liquor license violations and faces automatic suspension of its license if further violations are found. In an administrative order served this week, Pizazz, 901 Miss., was found to have violated provisions of its liquor license which prohibit it to serve alcohol to non-members and to stay open after hours.
HULTS SERVICES
March 1, 1991
A memorial service for Joseph Arlo Hults, 84, Sherman Oaks, Calif., will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. John Macauley officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hults died Tuesday at the Barlow Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., after an extended illness.
MARY ALICE BLEVINS
March 1, 1991
Funeral services for Mary Alice Blevins, 100, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol officiating. Mrs. Blevins died Thursday at Eudora Nursing Center.
HIGH COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION IN SLAYING OF 9-YEAR-OLD BOY
March 1, 1991
The Kansas Supreme Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of John William in the July 1988 slaying of 9-year-old Richard Settlemyre of Lawrence. In the William case, the court rejected seven issues his attorneys brought in an appeal of his conviction in the gruesome slaying of the boy. The boy’s mutilated body was found in the Kansas River near where he and William, then 29, would go fishing.
SWIM, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
March 1, 1991
BIG 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday at Robinson Pool First-day team scores: Nebraska 203, Kansas 186, Iowa State 122, Missouri 66. Thursday’s Finals 200 freestyle relay 1. Nebraska, 1:33.83. 2. Kansas (Krista Cordsen, Michele Riffel, Aimee Brainard, Heather McRoberts), 1:34.42. 3. Iowa State, 1:34.91. 4. Missouri, 1:38.79.
INTERNSHIPS ARE SCARCE IN RECESSION
March 1, 1991
Efforts to trim excess at companies experiencing the pinch of the recession don’t just affect the rank and file; they also hurt students. Student internships are among the first victims to fall prey to the effects of a bad economy.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 1, 1991
ADMISSIONS Kirby Jobeneventi, Lawrence.
BEING FIRST TO UNVEIL HIGH-TECH CONCEPTS IS KEY, EXECUTIVE SAYS
March 1, 1991
U.S. companies can compete globally by getting high technology ideas to the marketplace first, a senior executive for United Telecommunications-US Sprint said today in Lawrence. “Economists are telling us that the key to success in today’s high technology-based industry is to discover the new technology first and put it to work first,” said Fred Lawrence, a senior vice president of United Telecom-US Sprint.
T FINANCE TRIP
March 1, 1991
Kansas University shouldn’t use state funds to oppose a U.S. Department of Defense policy banning homosexuals from the military, a KU faculty member said Thursday. Clay Belcher, assistant professor of architectural engineering, raised his objection at a meeting of University Council, a KU student and faculty governance group.
GLENN C. DAWES
March 1, 1991
Services for Glenn Carlyle Dawes, 71, Edinburg, were held Wednesday at the Edinburg First Christian Church. He was cremated. Mr. Dawes died Sunday at his home.
FOR THE RECORD
March 1, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
FEBRUARY WAS A DRY MONTH
March 1, 1991
February 1991 will be remembered in Lawrence as one of the driest Februarys on record, as only 0.01 of an inch of rain fell on the city. The average precipitation for the month was 1.25 inches. So far this year, Lawrence has received 1.13 inches of precipitation, or 1.23 inches less than the year-to-date average of 2.36 inches. The moisture was recorded on Feb. 4, and a trace of precipitation was registered on three days of the month.
PROJECTS SOLVE SCIENTIFIC RIDDLES
March 1, 1991
Somebody once said that the philosopher Aristotle could have done a much better job of estimating the number of teeth people have simply by asking Mrs. Aristotle to open her mouth. Trying to explain the nature of things these days is the job of the approximately 360 area students participating in the Douglas County Science Fair. But those students are checking out the facts before coming to conclusions.
BERT NASH CENTER TO HONOR PATRONS
March 1, 1991
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will kick off its $250,000 capital fund drive Tuesday at its fifth annual Pioneer Award Ceremony. Sandra J. Shaw, Bert Nash chief executive officer, said the drive will be called “Building Independence.”
T CHANGE ELECTION RESULTS
March 1, 1991
None of the vote totals from Tuesday’s primary election were changed this morning after the county canvassed the ballots. The process included a machine re-count of the close Eudora school district race.
SMITH
March 1, 1991
Baker’s John Smith has been named Heart of America Conference player of the year in basketball for the second straight season. The 6-6 senior from Shawnee Mission East has led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding every season since his sophomore year. In four seasons, Smith has scored a school record 2,460 points and was the first Baker basketball player to have his jersey retired.
CITY TO CONSIDER CHANGES IN 10-BLOCK AREA OF SIXTH ST.
March 1, 1991
Changes in a 10-block stretch of Sixth Street west of Massachusetts will be discussed by the Lawrence City Commission at its meeting Tuesday. Discussion of the 12 proposed changes, including removal of parking to allow the addition of a left-turn lane, was deferred from the Feb. 5 commission meeting to allow the city’s Historic Resources Commission and the Old West Lawrence neighborhood association to review the plan.
MAYOR, BAR OWNERS FACE OFF OVER BILL BY
March 1, 1991
Lawrence Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith testified Thursday that violent episodes outside Lawrence nightclubs prompted her to support a bill that would make bar owners responsible for criminal acts outside their drinking establishments. Martin-Smith and Sen. Wint Winter, R-Lawrence, told the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee the state should have the power to revoke or suspend licenses held by bar owners who turn their backs on crime that occurs near their businesses.
CORDSEN, KAUZLARICH WIN BIG EIGHT TITLES
March 1, 1991
Talent is an asset, but that’s not why Krista Cordsen and Kelley Kauzlarich are Big Eight champions. “The last part of your race is all pride,” explained Cordsen, a Kansas freshman who won the 200 individual medley at the Big Eight women’s swim meet Thursday night at Robinson Natatorium.
FIRM SEEKS CITY SITE FOR SRS EXPANSION
March 1, 1991
A Junction City-based development company wants to buy a city-owned site in East Lawrence for expansion of the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services area office. Kansa Development Corp., Junction City, will submit to city commissioners Tuesday a request asking to purchase 3.47 acres of land the city owns at the southwest corner of 19th and Haskell.
SURVEY RESPONDENTS SUPPORT PROGRAM CUTS, TAX INCREASES
March 1, 1991
A majority of people responding to survey questions posed by Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, think legislators should solve the state’s budget problems through a combination of program cuts and tax increases. Praeger agrees with that scenario, and points to an income tax increase as a potential revenue source.
BILL PROPOSES MAJOR STUDY OF HEALTH CARE
March 1, 1991
Although testimony this week showed strong support in the Kansas Legislature for a universal health insurance bill, even its most ardent backers know the idea may be several years away from becoming law. But working with the largest independent health care organization in Kansas, the Wesley Foundation in Wichita, two lawmakers are preparing a bill that could start reform of the state’s health care system during this session.
SCIENCE TEACHERS OPT FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING
March 1, 1991
While teachers see participation in science fairs as a great way for students to learn about science, time constraints often make it difficult for teachers to help students with individual projects. However, Lawrence teachers say they are finding other ways to turn students on to science.
March 1, 1991
To the Editor: I wrote to this paper in the early days of the gulf war to express my opposition based on my concern about the potential for casualties. I felt certain that a U.S. intervention into Kuwait would be prolonged and traumatizing for everyone concerned, and that the end would be a bitter occupation of territory we didn’t want a la Northern Ireland writ large.
LIONS SLAP O-SOUTH AT SUB-STATE
March 1, 1991
It’s been four years since Lawrence High’s boys last played in a sub-state basketball final, and they were in no hurry to return. That’s exactly why they’re there.
SMITH DESERVES TOP PRIZE AGAIN
March 1, 1991
Now that the Big Eight Conference basketball season is nearly history, it’s time for the envelope, please… PLAYER OF THE YEAR Doug Smith, Missouri. He’s the incumbent and the 6-10 senior did nothing to quash his re-election. Perhaps Smith was a little less spectacular this season, but he was admirably more consistent. Smith could have played out the string knowing Missouri couldn’t go to the NCAA Tournament, but didn’t. Without him, the Tigers could very easily have finished in the Big Eight basement.
QUESTION OF MORALITY
March 1, 1991
To the Editor: This commentary is addressed to the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, and the leftover peacenik protesters of the Vietnam era. You have no concept of reality! It seems that you don’t know what to protest or even what side you’re on. I question your morality as well.
BALDWIN BUMPS TONGIE
March 1, 1991
Jamie Sledd didn’t immediately realize the importance of his late three-point basket. “I didn’t really see the score or anything,” said Sledd, a Baldwin High junior. “I didn’t know how much time was left, but I knew it was a big basket.”