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KU LAW PROF PUTS MORE FAITH IN PROVIDENCE THAN LEGISLATURE
March 11, 1991
Michael Davis, Kansas University professor of law, had the audience and a microphone. So, during a recent public lecture at KU, he couldn’t resist the temptation to take a swipe at the Kansas Legislature.
KANSAS NETTERS TRIP TENNESSEE
March 11, 1991
For the second time this season, Kansas’ men’s tennis team defeated nationally ranked Tennessee. KU earned a 5-4 victory here Sunday in the final day of the Arizona State-Penn Invitational. “I was really pleased with the way we played today,” said KU coach Scott Perelman, “especially down low (3-6), and at numbers five and six (singles), we really came through. At number two doubles it was a great victory.
REX L. GEIGER
March 11, 1991
Services for Rex L. Geiger, 70, Topeka, were today at Countryside Christian Church in Topeka with military services by American Legion Post No. 400. Burial was in Grantville Cemetery in Grantville. Mr. Geiger died Saturday at a Topeka hospital. He was born March 31, 1920, in Otis, Colo., and lived in Topeka most of his life.
CHARLES. F. WOODLING
March 11, 1991
Services for Charles F. Woodling, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Ed McCuley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Woodling died Sunday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ALICE VAUGHN-LANDRETH
March 11, 1991
Graveside services for Alice Marie Vaughn-Landreth, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silent City Cemetery, DeSoto, with the Rev. Richard Copeland officiating. Mrs. Landreth died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TICKETS TO KU GAME NEARLY GONE
March 11, 1991
The Kansas Jayhawks are going to Louisville for the first round of this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, and tickets are going fast. As of late this morning, KU had just about sold its allotment of tickets for Thursday’s Southeast Regional game at Louisville’s Freedom Hall.
REPORT DETAILS LOSS OF SENIOR KU FACULTY
March 11, 1991
A study of Kansas Board of Regents institutions shows a disproportionate number of senior faculty at Kansas University resigned last year, a KU official said today. The report, prepared by the regents’ staff, lists faculty resignations, retirements and terminations in the 1989-90 academic year at eight regents institutions.
JESSIE R. CASS
March 11, 1991
Services for Jessie Ruth Cass, 71, Parkville, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Cass died Saturday at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Mo.
S WOMEN FACE LOUISVILLE IN WNIT
March 11, 1991
Kansas’ women’s basketball team has accepted a bid to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, March 21-23, in Amarillo, Texas. The Jayhawks, 18-12 on the season, join Louisville, Notre Dame, Santa Clara, Alabama-Birmingham, Houston, Northern Illinois and Indiana in the eight-team field.
OUR MOST PREVALENT DRUG
March 11, 1991
A new government report offers the interesting but unsettling information that college students drink more alcohol than young people in the same age group who are not attending college. Forty-one percent of U.S. college students surveyed said they had had five or more drinks at one time in the previous two weeks. That level of alcohol consumption was defined as heavy drinking, according to the report by the U.S. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention. Only 34 percent of their non-college counterparts drank as heavily, the investigators said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 11, 1991
DISMISSALS Delores Lemus-Kinney, Lawrence.
ATTORNEY
March 11, 1991
An attorney for a rural Eudora woman and her five sons said they will continue with a lawsuit against the Kansas Board of Regents, despite a recent agreement reached between Kansas University and state officials to examine ways to clean up a KU landfill near the family’s property. The Jean Martin family owns 160 acres next to the Sunflower Research Disposal Site, a federally licensed landfill on KU property near DeSoto. The family filed a lawsuit last year claiming that low-level radioactive and carcinogenic waste leaked from the landfill into their well water.
HAIR-CUTTING PRANK RESURFACES LOCALLY
March 11, 1991
A Lawrence woman this weekend became the latest target of an apparent prank in which a man identifying himself as a hospital official tells women they need to provide hair samples for medical testing. The woman, a 24-year-old Kansas University student, said she received a call about 4:20 p.m. Sunday from a man who told her that her ex-husband had just been hospitalized for exposure to toxic chemicals.
COUNTY TO PURCHASE A FIFTH AMBULANCE
March 11, 1991
The Douglas County Commission today unanimously approved adding a fifth ambulance to the county’s fleet. The commission followed the three-point recommendation of Ted McFarlane, county director of emergency medical services, in adding the ambulance. In addition to the ambulance purchase, McFarlane recommended continuing to provide routine transfer services and making two temporary paramedic jobs into permanent positions.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
March 11, 1991
To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the Douglas County Commission’s proposal to change all rural route addresses to numbered grid system addresses. I am not opposed to having a numbered grid system address for use with the 911 emergency system. For some time now, we have had “locator” numbers to be used when summoning the fire department or the sheriff, and I am not concerned about receiving a new locator number. What does concern me is the time and money involved for some 20,000 rural residents to change their mailing addresses.
CITY OFFICIALS TOLD TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE
March 11, 1991
A major obstacle to Lawrence’s successful future could be its successful past and present, city officials were told this weekend. “Those trends and things that are happening right now don’t really tell us where we want to go,” Mayor Shirley Martin-Smith said in a telephone interview this morning about a session city officials attended Saturday.
THE HORRORS OF WAR
March 11, 1991
In the aftermath of the recent open hostilities in the Persian Gulf, one woman’s testimony tended to alter the traditional concept of the compassionate “angel of mercy” in a hospital ward. The woman, veiled, said she was a Kuwaiti who had worked as a nurse in a hospital area where injured Iraqi military people were brought after being under fire from coalition forces in Kuwait City. She matter-of-factly stated she had caused the deaths of at least 19 Iraqis with the use of injections, showing not the slightest remorse for the feat.
BASEGAME SWEEP OF UNI WITH A NARROW 7-5 DECISION SUNDAY AT HOGLUND-MAUPIN STADIUM.
March 11, 1991
“We used a lot of different ways to win these games,” said KU coach Dave Bingham. “Today, it was defense and pitching.” Northern Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the first, but KU rebounded with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Leadoff hitter Chris Moore was hit by a pitch and he stole second. He moved to third on David Soult’s ground out and scored on Jeff Berblinger’s single. Berblinger stole second and scored on Jeff Niemeier’s single.
JOURNALISM PROF USES HIS WRITING TO SEEK CHANGES
March 11, 1991
Sam Adams is an advocate of social change. Having a gun pointed at his head is indicative of the risks Adams takes in working toward that change. An associate professor of journalism at Kansas University since 1973, Adams, who is “over 60,” has been a Pulitzer Prize nominee and finalist. His reporting has earned him awards as well as controversy.
HAT TRICK BOOSTS FORCE
March 11, 1991
Brian Nash scored three goals to lead the Red Force, a Lawrence-based under-17 soccer team, to a 4-2 preseason victory over an under-19 squad from Topeka. Matt McCune chipped in the other goal for the Red Force, which rallied from a two-point deficit in the second half.
MOTORCYCLISTS PROTEST PARADE RESTRICTIONS
March 11, 1991
A local motorcycle group doesn’t plan to participate in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of what group members say is an unfair restriction on the number of motorcycles that can appear in the event. Parade officials say, however, that the same four-vehicle limit applies to all parade entrants.
S NO. 3 SEED
March 11, 1991
As it turns out, Kansas’ loss to Nebraska in Saturday’s semifinals of the Big Eight Tournament had almost no effect on the Jayhawks’ seeding in the NCAA tournament. Both KU and the Huskers, who lost to Missouri, 90-82, in the Big Eight championship on Sunday, received No. 3 seeds in their respective regionals.
LONGTIME LAW OFFICER TO RETIRE NEXT WEEK
March 11, 1991
A Lawrence police lieutenant who has been a local law enforcement officer for 30 years is retiring, police announced today. Wayne Schmille will leave the department after eight working days, said Sgt. Kevin Harmon, Lawrence police spokesman.
STUDENTS EXPLORE FINANCIAL OPTIONS IF FEES ARE RAISED
March 11, 1991
Melissa Morris, a freshman at Kansas University, may not return to Mount Oread in the fall especially if her tuition fees increase by 8 percent. “It’s hard enough to come up with tuition as it is,” Morris said during an interview Friday.
CITY SESSION ON POLICY MAY VIOLATE MEETING LAW
March 11, 1991
The Lawrence City Commission may have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act last week when, during an executive session, it went beyond discussing a personnel matter and formulated a policy intended to improve racial relations. However, an assistant attorney general told the Journal-World that the commission’s action could fall into a gray area of the law that has been used to allow such closed-door policymaking if it is found to be intertwined with an action that is allowed to be discussed in private.
SMITH LIFTS MISSOURI TO CROWN
March 11, 1991
Doug Smith bid college basketball a bittersweet farewell Sunday. “It’s been a great weekend for me,” said Smith, Missouri’s 6-10 senior forward. He scored 31 points in Missouri’s 90-82 win over Nebraska in the championship game of the Big Eight Tournament at Kemper Arena.
S WIN STREAK HIT 17
March 11, 1991
The nation’s two longest winning streaks this season belong to Nevada-Las Vegas and Arkansas. The third-longest belongs to the University of New Orleans, Kansas’ opponent in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Privateers won 17 games in a row from Nov. 30 to Jan. 25.
KONZEM RECALLS BAD LOUISVILLE TRIP
March 11, 1991
Kansas’ last basketball trip to Louisville, Ky., was a memorable one. For all the wrong reasons. “Of all the trips I’ve made, that was the worst ever, along with the Auburn football trip the one where our bus ran into the wing of the plane,” said KU assistant athletic director Richard Konzem.
JOHN FLYNN
March 11, 1991
Services for John Flynn, 75, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Flynn, who was born April 17, 1915, in Wheaton, died Saturday at Valleyview Care Home.
FOR THE RECORD
March 11, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported