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KU/NU BOX
March 4, 1991
KANSAS (75) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
LAWRENCE WARSOP
March 4, 1991
Graveside services for Lawrence Warsop, 79, DeSoto, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Silent City Cemetery in DeSoto with the Rev. Richard Copeland officiating. Mr. Warsop died Sunday at his home in DeSoto. He was born Feb. 29, 1912, in DeSoto.
40 PEOPLE APPLY FOR SCHOOL POST
March 4, 1991
A selection committee from the Kansas Association of School Boards has received about 40 applications for the position of Basehor-Linwood superintendent. Joseph Perry, Basehor-Linwood School Board president, said today that the committee will screen the applicants this week and make recommendations to the board. Board members will interview four primary candidates and four alternates March 12-15, and plan to make a decision by March 18.
March 4, 1991
A forum involving local government officials and representatives from civic and minority groups has been scheduled in response to controversial comments made by the Lawrence Police Department’s media spokesman in a statewide police magazine. The story, a satirical and critical look at the media, has come under fire because of a section that refers to a Wall Street Journal article about the recent deaths of several Indian men.
S DAY QUEEN
March 4, 1991
Seven women are competing for the honor of being crowned the 1991 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen. The winner will be named about 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth. The seven finalists were chosen at an organizers’ meeting Feb. 18.
POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN 3 ARMED ROBBERIES
March 4, 1991
Police arrested a 38-year-old Lawrence man late Sunday who they suspect of committing three armed robberies last week. William D. Norris, 1324 Ky., was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 1:15 a.m. today on three counts of aggravated robbery and three counts of theft.
ROCK CHALK RAISES $35,000
March 4, 1991
A record $35,000 was raised by the 42nd annual Rock Chalk Revue, which ended Saturday. The show raises money for the United Way of Douglas County. Last year $28,000 was raised for United Way. The donation will be presented later this month.
ROBERT V. BULLOCK
March 4, 1991
Services for Robert Vernon Bullock, 73, Little Rock, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady’s of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Little Rock, with the Rev. Warren Harvey officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Ark.. Mr. Bullock died Sunday in Little Rock.
LOCAL STORES TAKE PRODUCT OFF SHELVES
March 4, 1991
The nationwide recall of a decongestant linked to deaths and illness signals the manufacturer’s fear that contamination occurred during manufacturing or packaging of the product, a Lawrence pharmacist said. “That’s probably why they instituted a nationwide recall. They are probably guessing there is more,” said Tom Wilcox, pharmacist at Round Corner Drug Co., 801 Mass. “If it is tampering, you have to wonder where it’s originating.”
UNDERAGE DRINKING ISSUES RENEWED
March 4, 1991
In a sequel to a previous, similar case, a Lawrence attorney today filed a motion to suppress evidence in a case involving a local man who was arrested for possessing an alcoholic beverage as a minor. The motion was filed in the case of Chad Thorne, 18, who was detained and arrested Oct. 12 by Lawrence police for possessing alcohol as a minor and interfering with the duties of a police officer.
PAUL V. CHAVEZ
March 4, 1991
A Mass of the Resurrection for Paul V. Chavez, 28, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Scully will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Chavez died Sunday at St. Francis Medical Center in Topeka following a long illness.
LEGISLATOR WANTS COLLEGES TO CONSOLIDATE PROGRAMS
March 4, 1991
A House committee plans to cut more than $40 million from Gov. Joan Finney’s budget for state universities, but one legislator doesn’t think that’s enough. Rep. Kerry Patrick, R-Leawood, said the Legislature should instruct the Board of Regents to draw up plans for consolidating academic programs to save money.
PATRIOTIC POINT
March 4, 1991
To the Editor: In recent days, letters to the editor of the Lawrence Journal-World have attacked peace advocate groups as unAmerican or sometimes even as pro-Saddam Hussein.
FOR THE RECORD LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 4, 1991
Police reports A 28-year-old Lawrence woman was injured by a man who was trying to break up a fight she apparently was involved in, police said today. Police said the woman suffered a cut near her hairline when she allegedly was thrown against a wall by the man about 2:25 a.m. today near a residence in the 1000 block of Rhode Island. She was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.
T STOP DEMONSTRATORS
March 4, 1991
People with differing opinions on the U.S. military role in the Persian Gulf war gathered Sunday on both sides of South Park for one more, but perhaps not the last, time. Although members of the Lawrence Coalition of Peace and Justice said this was their last appearance on the east side of the street because of the cease-fire, members of Rally Around the Flag and Kansans in Support, who numbered about 35 people, said they would continue their weekly observance until the majority of U.S. troops had returned from the gulf region.
MORE SOPHISTICATED EFFORTS
March 4, 1991
“Capitalism” has raised substantially the sights of one-time communist workers in the Soviet Union. Thousands of miners in the Soviet Union’s richest coal fields have voted to strike for higher wages and an earlier retirement age. Some of the workers also are demanding that President Mikhail Gorbachev resign and relinquish power to the Federation Council, composed of leaders of the 15 republics.
FATALITY VICTIM DROVE OFF ROAD BEFORE CRASH
March 4, 1991
A 47-year-old woman who died in a one-car accident in Baldwin on Saturday drove her car off the right side of the road, struck a guard rail and landed in a ditch, according to Douglas County sheriff’s reports. Sheriff Loren Anderson said today that Venita Smith, Baldwin, had been driving east on U.S. Highway 56. The accident occurred about 125 feet west of 10th Street in Baldwin, he said.
MASSEY, RAMSDELL BOOST KU
March 4, 1991
Kansas baseball coach Dave Bingham was almost ready to send out an all-points bulletin for an effective pitcher. Then Mike Massey and Rory Ramsdell combined on a seven-hitter and KU salvaged the final game of its three-game series with Minnesota in the Metrodome.
LAWRENCE HIGH SWIM SQUAD OPENS TUESDAY WITH THREE-PEATPOSSIBILITY
March 4, 1991
After one runner-up and two first-place finishes at the girls high school state swim meet over the past three years, Lawrence has built a reputation. “I was talking to one of the Shawnee Mission coaches on the phone the other night,” said LHS coach Pat Grzenda. “This coach said something about us being in the `big three,’ putting us in with Shawnee Mission East and Blue Valley. People expect a lot from us.”
DICK HERMANN
March 4, 1991
Services for Dick Elmer Hermann, 70, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, northwest of Topeka. Mr. Hermann died of a heart attack.
COUNTY HEARS TWO PROPOSALS FOR MAPS
March 4, 1991
The Douglas County Commission heard today that there are two ways to map the rural parts of the county. The commission discussed mapping possibilities by the county appraiser’s office and by a private company to update a 10-year-old map that shows land ownership in the county.
LOCAL PICKETERS CLAIM SUCCESS AS FOOD BARN STRIKE CONTINUES
March 4, 1991
Local Food Barn union members said today they managed to turned away about 70 percent of the local store’s customers Sunday during the first day of their strike and they hope the loss in sales will soon bring the company back to the negotiating table. “The strike has been very effective, said Mike Charles, head clerk at the Food Barn store at 1900 W. 23rd and local shop steward of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. “A lot of loyal, long-time customers have decided to shop elsewhere.”
ELEANOR MILLS
March 4, 1991
Services for Eleanor “Lynn” Reeder Mills, 56, Topeka, were today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with private inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Mills died Friday at a Topeka retirement home after a long illness.
WOMAN SEEKING WAYS TO IMPROVE STATE EDUCATION
March 4, 1991
Mildred McMillon is on a personal crusade to improve the state’s education system. Re-elected in November to the state Board of Education, McMillon will continue to work toward that goal.
JAYHAWK WOMEN RIP CU, REACH FINALS
March 4, 1991
Kansas hopes the third time is the proverbial charm tonight. The KU women’s basketball team, who lost twice to Oklahoma State during the regular season, have earned another meeting with the Cowboys, this time in the finals of the Big Eight Tournament.
BACK-DOOR TITLE BETTER THAN NONE
March 4, 1991
Yes, the Jayhawks were maddeningly inept at times on Sunday afternoon in Lincoln. How could a team ranked in the Top 10, for instance, turn the ball over on eight consecutive possessions? Kansas accomplished that dubious feat in the first half.
LOSS
March 4, 1991
Only after an extensive search could Adonis Jordan find some consolation in winning just a share of the Big Eight regular-season basketball title. After a similar search, Mark Randall could find no such solace.
KU SHARES BIG EIGHT CROWN
March 4, 1991
Roy Williams heard a ruckus in the hotel hallway Saturday night. “I said `That sounds like our kids,”’ explained Kansas’ basketball coach. “I went out there and somebody told me, `Coach, Oklahoma State lost.’ The guys saw it on Sports Center. They were a pretty happy bunch.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 4, 1991
DISMISSALS Berry Clemens and baby girl, Lawrence; Frances Griffin and baby girl, Lawrence.
NEBRASKA MET JAYHAWK RALLIES WITH CONFIDENCE
March 4, 1991
Twice Nebraska weathered a Kansas storm here Sunday, and the Huskers did it each time without battening down the hatches. Each time Kansas came within a point of the Huskers in the second half, Nebraska’s players simply rolled with the punches.
FACULTY FIND COURSE ACTS AS REFRESHER
March 4, 1991
Even though he’s a professor, Chuck Berg says he’ll always be a student. A professor of theater and film at Kansas University, Berg has been fulfilling his eternal quest for knowledge by attending a faculty “mini-course” on philosophy.
4.6% JOBLESS RATE HIGHEST IN COUNTY SINCE JUNE 1988 FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
March 4, 1991
The Douglas County jobless rate jumped to 4.6 percent in January the highest local unemployment figure since June 1988, the Kansas Department of Human Resources reported today. However, a department representative today said that it was still too early to blame the increase on an area recession.
LHS WINS REGIONAL SCHOLARS COMPETITION
March 4, 1991
Lawrence High School came out on top Saturday at the regional 6A Scholars’ Bowl Tournament in Salina. The LHS team was the only one of 12 to come out of round-robin competition undefeated. The team then went on to beat Salina Central, 100-15, in the semi-finals, and Manhattan, 90-10, in the finals.
LIFE IN LAWRENCE
March 4, 1991
If demographic information compiled by a Virginia company rings true, Lawrence is a “Towns and Gowns” community where people tend to drive Toyota Tercels and eat Mexican food. A research assistant at Kansas University’s Geographic Bureau gets this glimpse of Lawrence and other cities by plugging zip codes into a computer data base developed by the Claritas Corp.