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DRUNKEN KILLERS
November 7, 1991
Repeatedly, we read about drunken drivers with previous records of alcohol abuse who kill and maim while operating their vehicles under the influence. What can be done, and what is being done to alter this disgusting trend? The picture is not encouraging. Many point to nationwide shortcomings in the laws dealing with drunken driving.
LEGACY
November 7, 1991
Kansas University, Lawrence, the state of Kansas and the music fraternity lost a unique and distinguished individual with the death of Russell Wiley. For years, Wiley was one of the best-known members of the KU faculty, with his music program, the KU marching band, KU Band Day and the Midwestern Music and Art Camp all focusing national and international attention on Mount Oread. His summer music camp program was and continues to be one of the finest recruiting tools for the university, with thousands of talented young music students from throughout the country coming to Lawrence over the years to participate in the innovative music camp, which, in subsequent years, expanded to include art, journalism and other programs.
SUGGESTIONS IN REPORT
November 7, 1991
Among the recommendations in the Harvard University report made public Wednesday are: When students are unwilling or unable to organize into study groups that meet outside the classroom, professors ought to set up such groups and require that readings be completed before the groups meet.
ASK REPORT TO STUDENT SENATE TURNS INTO LETTER-WRITING DRIVE
November 7, 1991
What began as a Kansas University student committee report turned into a letter-writing campaign to Gov. Joan Finney during the KU Student Senate meeting Wednesday night. “I want everybody to finish their letters before I’m finished up here,” said Joe Cinalli, co-director of KU’s Associated Students of Kansas.
KU CHEMISTS SEEK GAS SENSOR PATENT
November 7, 1991
A carbon monoxide sensor based on a simple electrochemical reaction is being patented by Kansas University. Richard Warburton, postdoctoral chemistry research associate who helped develop the sensor, said it could be used to measure carbon monoxide concentrations in car exhausts or industrial emissions.
ANNA C. COOK
November 7, 1991
Services for Anna C. Cook, 81, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Cook died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RAY SNOW
November 7, 1991
Services for Ray Snow, 91, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Mr. Snow died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
WAYNE C. ROBISON
November 7, 1991
Services for Wayne C. Robison, 87, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Burris-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons with the Revs. Paul Hett and Jean Marie Grabher officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in rural Parsons. Mr. Robison died today, Nov. 7, 1991, at his home.
HELEN HOOVER LAWRENCE
November 7, 1991
Services for Helen Hoover Lawrence, 69, Fulton, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Maupin Funeral Home here with Mike Crowson officiating. Burial will be at Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fulton. Mrs. Lawrence, a former Lawrence, Kan., resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1991, at her home.
DOROTHY A. MCQUIN
November 7, 1991
Graveside services for Dorothy “Dottie” Arlene McQuin, 64, Emporia, will be at noon Friday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia with the Rev. Ralph H. Jackman officiating. Mrs. McQuin died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1991, in Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia.
S STUDENT LEADER
November 7, 1991
Hearings have been scheduled on the controversy surrounding Kansas University Student Body President Darren Fulcher and the KU Student Senate, but it still is unclear whether the hearings will be open to the public. John Robertson, graduate student who is representing the student senate, said a hearing panel would consider various appeals at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 15 in the chancellor’s conference room, 230 Strong Hall.
NEOSHO SPOILS HASKELL OPENER
November 7, 1991
Rob Bedeau scored 31 points, but Haskell lost its season basketball opener to Neosho County, 91-76, here Tuesday. Rob Mendoza added 14 points for the Indians, who led, 39-36, at halftime. Matt Gill scored 39 points to lead Neosho, and Lawrence High graduate Craig Butler added eight points.
ON GRADUATES NEEDS WORK, EDUCATORS SAY
November 7, 1991
If Kansas school districts were to guarantee employers that high school graduates have the skills necessary for the workplace, educators first would need a clearer idea of what businesses expect from their employees, two Lawrence school board members said this morning. Those comments were in response to a proposal endorsed Wednesday by Kansas Legislature’s interim Committee on Education. The proposal calls for school districts to retrain their high school graduates if employers find that students don’t have the skills necessary for their jobs.
HOUSING FUELS LOCAL CONSTRUCTION
November 7, 1991
Housing construction continued to propel the local building industry in October and boosted the total valuation of building permits issued during the month to $6,393,080. October’s permit valuation total marked an increase over October 1990, when the total was $4,069,918. A permit’s valuation is the estimated cost of construction exclusive of any real estate costs.
KU VICE CHANCELLOR TAKES JOB WITH FDA
November 7, 1991
A Kansas University vice chancellor has been named deputy commissioner for operations at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, officials said Wednesday. Dr. Jane Henney, vice chancellor for health programs and policy at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., will be head of FDA’s operations management.
KU BEATS OUT KANSAS STATE FOR CONFERENCE
November 7, 1991
Kansas University has landed an environmental conference that formerly was held at Kansas State University. The Salina-based Land Institute will share its research on sustainable agriculture at a conference at KU later this month. Several Land Institute researchers will speak about their studies of sustainable agriculture based on the model of the prairie ecosystem.
GAME BETWEEN RUSSIA, KU SET AGAIN FOR SUNDAY
November 7, 1991
It was on, it was off, and now it’s on again. Former Kansas basketball players will face a team of former Soviet basketball stars at 2 p.m. Sunday in KU’s Allen Fieldhouse.
KENNETH W. NOWLAN
November 7, 1991
Services for Kenneth W. Nowlan, 83, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Newcomer-Diffenderfer Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Nowlan died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at Valley View Care Home in Lawrence.
KENNETH W. NOWLAN
November 7, 1991
Services for Kenneth W. Nowlan, 83, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Newcomer-Diffenderfer Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Nowlan died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991, at Valley View Care Home in Lawrence.
CURRENT COLD SNAP SETTING RECORD LOWS
November 7, 1991
With only six nights under its belt, November already has broken five low temperature records. The latest came Wednesday, when the mercury dropped to 13 degrees overnight, edging out the previous record of 19 degrees on that date in 1971. The first four nights of the month also reached all-time low temperatures.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES DISCUSS PAY
November 7, 1991
Neither snow nor wind chill nor gloom of night could keep about 80 Douglas County employees from a public hearing Wednesday night to discuss proposed changes in their compensation plan. The two-hour discussion, which was the only regular business on the county commission agenda, served as a question-and-answer session for employees concerned about how they would earn wage increases in the coming year. No action was taken by commissioners, who asked employees for more comments about the proposal. Commissioners indicated they would complete the plan next month.
NEW MASK IS ORDERED FOR JORDAN
November 7, 1991
The mask that protects Adonis Jordan’s broken nose will soon be tossed into the wastebasket. Kansas’ point guard will receive a new model on Friday, in time for Saturday night’s exhibition game against High Five America.
PERSISTENCE PAYS IN HANCOCK COMMITMENT
November 7, 1991
Darrin Hancock’s number is listed in Garden City’s telephone directory. Constant ringing may have helped Kansas University land a verbal commitment from Hancock, a 6-7 swing forward from Garden City Community College.
DISAPPEAR FEAR
November 7, 1991
Lots of creative people come out of Baltimore: newspaper writers H.L. Mencken and Russell Baker, film directors John Waters and Barry Levinson and novelist Anne Tyler, to name a few. Now get ready to add Sonia and Cindy the sisters behind Disappear Fear, the band that is set to appear tonight at the Jazzhaus, 926 Mass.
COLLEGE STUDY STRESSES INTERACTION
November 7, 1991
College students who study together, meet frequently with advisers and enroll in at least one small class every semester are most likely to excel, according to a report made public Wednesday by Harvard University. The report, which may influence the way many courses are taught at other colleges and universities, concluded that the undergraduate’s most effective strategy is to form alliances with fellow students, faculty members and advisers, and not try to brave college alone.
BENDIX/KING GOING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO CLOSE PAOLA PLANT
November 7, 1991
Despite efforts by Paola officials and civic leaders to derail the plan, Bendix/King still intends to move its avionics assembly and test operations from Paola to other nearby Kansas plants. Although the majority of the displaced Paola employees and the plant’s contracts will be reassigned to facilities at Ottawa and Olathe, company spokesman Tom Early said that as many as 10 Paola employees have accepted assignments at the Lawrence plant, 2920 Haskell Ave.
MEETING
November 7, 1991
During his long and illustrious life, Lewis Lindsay Dyche braved the elements of the North Pole to collect specimens for the museum in the Kansas University building that bears his name. Wednesday night, members of the Douglas County Historical Society braved the elements for a presentation on Dyche’s life.
TV APPEARANCE PLEASES COUPLE
November 7, 1991
On Wednesday afternoon, Dennis and Judy Dailey found themselves sandwiched between Geraldo and Sally Jesse Raphael. Featured on the Joan Rivers Show, the Daileys were talking about sex in front of the entire country. They had as much fun watching the show as they did being interviewed by Rivers, they said in an interview Wednesday.
FOR THE RECORD
November 7, 1991
Law enforcement report Police reports
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 7, 1991
BIRTHS Leta Noll, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
BRACE YOURSELF
November 7, 1991
That time of the year has rolled around again: Crispness is in the air, holiday plans are in the works, and county tax bills soon will be in the mail. Douglas County Treasurer Nancy Hempen is putting the finishing touches on the 35,097 tax bills, which cover real estate and personal property such as motor homes, travel trailers and boats. The tax bills should arrive in mailboxes throughout the county by the end of this week or early next week, she said, with the first half of the bills due Dec. 20. Homeowners who pay their taxes through mortgage payments will not receive bills directly; their bills will be mailed to the mortgage holders.
ANTI-COLUMBIAN PROMOTES VIEW
November 7, 1991
Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492 was marked by greed and destruction, the author of a revisionist biography of Columbus said today at Haskell Indian Junior College. Kirkpatrick Sale, the author of “The Conquest of Paradise,” which has been labeled “a call to arms for the anti-Columbians,” outlined the clash between the “Culture of Paradise” and the “Culture of Conquest.”
T DOOMED AFTER ALL
November 7, 1991
Basketball teams such as Athletes In Action, Marathon Oil, Spirit Express and KU’s upcoming opponent, High Five America, faced extinction last January. That’s when the NCAA voted, in effect, to eliminate exhibition games between those various organizations’ teams and college squads.
KU TO RETIRE SEVEN JERSEYS
November 7, 1991
Seven former KU basketball players will have their jerseys retired and displayed in Allen Fieldhouse. The seven, along with representatives of KU’s four national championship teams, will be honored during halftime ceremonies of selected home games this season.
TIMELINE IS SOUGHT ON K-10 GOLF COURSE
November 7, 1991
A Lawrence city commissioner will ask the commission Tuesday to consider creating deadlines for a developer planning an 18-hole public golf course east of town. If developer Jeff Gazaway can’t meet deadlines for producing plans and investors for the proposed course, the commission should pursue a city golf course, Commissioner Bob Schumm said today.