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SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FACES KIDNAP, ASSAULT CHARGES
November 15, 1991
A Lawrence school district employee was charged on Thursday in Douglas County District Court with felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault. Kennith Teichmann, 30, has been suspended with pay from his job pending further investigation of the charges, said Bill Wilson, the district’s director for human resources. Teichmann is head custodian at Centennial School.
WASTEFUL POLICY
November 15, 1991
To the editor: Research generally shows that tax abatement is not a cost-effective method of promoting economic development because tax subsidies are granted for investments that would be made without the tax abatement. An excellent example is Oread Labs’ receipt of more than $400,000 of tax abatement for making capital expenditures that would be made without the tax subsidy. Instead of receiving $829,346 of tax revenue (current market prices and current mill levy) over a 10-year period, the city, county, and school district will unnecessarily forgo the receipt of $414,673 of this tax revenue because of the 50 percent tax abatement.
SENSELESS DESTRUCTION
November 15, 1991
To the editor: As we celebrate Veterans Day and we review the sacrifices given by our soldiers of Desert Storm, Vietnam and all wars previous, it is poor testimony to what has happened in Lawrence. Someone decided it would be nice to break off the Vietnam Memorial statue at the Army Reserve Center and take it home. But this isn’t the first time. A few years back, the Reserve Center was broken into and historical homemade flags were stolen. Since then, numerous attempts at vandalism have been accomplished. Is this a college prank or an act of terrorism?
REGENTS DIFFER ON PROPERTY TAX FOR BUILDINGS
November 15, 1991
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday split on the idea of asking for a statewide property tax increase to finance construction of state university buildings. Regents Rick Harman and Donald Slawson differed about the political implications of doubling the Educational Building Fund mill levy to two mills.
JAYHAWKER TOWERS CONDOM SALES INCREASE
November 15, 1991
The number of condoms sold in vending machines in Kansas University residence halls hasn’t changed much since Magic Johnson’s announcement that he contracted the AIDS virus through heterosexual casual sex. But that hasn’t been the case at Jayhawker Towers, which houses a large number of KU athletes.
RETIRED PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS DIES
November 15, 1991
Leland J. Pritchard, 83, a retired professor of economics at Kansas University and former chairman of KU’s economics department, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991, at his home in Lawrence. Cremation is planned and private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery on the KU campus.
ARVILLA R. BORN
November 15, 1991
Mass of Christian burial for Arvilla R. Born, 68, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. A parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Born was born March 28, 1923, in Brazilton, the daughter of Rudolph and Josephine Boettjer Grannemann.
VERA A. CULBERTSON
November 15, 1991
Services for Vera Ann Culbertson, 86, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka with the Rev. Rodney Bieber officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Mrs. Culbertson died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991, at Rossville Valley Manor in Rossville.
COMPUTER RETAILERS LAUNCH NEW VENTURE
November 15, 1991
The owners of the Connecting Point computer stores in Lawrence and Manhattan are taking a crack at mass merchandising with a venture into two Bizmart Superstores. Myles Schachter and John Ross of the Lawrence Connecting Point and George Snyder of the Manhattan store have acquired the franchise rights to the computer departments in the Bizmart Superstores in Topeka and Overland Park.
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FACES KIDNAP, ASSAULT CHARGES
November 15, 1991
A Lawrence school district employee was charged on Thursday in Douglas County District Court with felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault. Kennith Teichmann, 30, has been suspended with pay from his job pending further investigation of the charges, said Bill Wilson, the district’s director for human resources. Teichmann is head custodian at Centennial School.
LIONS SET FOR VIKINGS IN 6A SEMI
November 15, 1991
Second-ranked Lawrence High meets Shawnee Mission West tonight in the Class 6A state football semifinals. By definition, it’s the biggest game this season, so look for quarterback Shane Robinson to shine when the Lions and Vikings kick off at 7:30 at Haskell Stadium.
DRUG CASE DEFENDANT SENTENCED
November 15, 1991
One of three men arrested July 5 after a local drug enforcement unit investigation was sentenced Thursday to consecutive prison terms on cocaine-related charges. Gary Dawson, 30, Lawrence, was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison on a charge of selling cocaine and one to five years on a charge of attempting to sell cocaine. The sentences will run consecutively. Dawson pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 16.
BASKETBALL FASHION
November 15, 1991
What kind of fashion statement are members of the Kansas University basketball team trying to make? Granted the name of the game, in the eyes of most sports enthusiasts, is to win, regardless of how the players may be dressed, but couldn’t some attention be given to the appearance of the players’ uniforms?
THIEL FOLLOWED HIS IDOL
November 15, 1991
Cherry Creek High it’s located in the Denver suburb of Englewood has produced one Kansas University athlete you’ve heard of. And one you haven’t. In fact, Mark Randall, whose basketball career on Mount Oread certainly needs no extensive recounting here, once stood wearing a laurel wreath majestically upon Larry Thiel’s pedestal.
PANEL SELECTING FIRM FOR DORM AT HASKELL
November 15, 1991
Haskell Indian Junior College and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials have narrowed down the search for an architectural engineering firm to design the school’s new residence hall. President Bush this week approved $3 million in federal dollars for the new hall, which will house 300 men and women.
SEXIST LANGUAGE
November 15, 1991
To the editor: The following is an excerpt from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Calendar for the Dec. 19 Business After Hours Mixer:
CHUG-A-LUG MADNESS
November 15, 1991
A Florida University student who recently drank himself to death because of a chug-a-lug-style dare should serve as a grim reminder to every community that “it can happen here.” And it has in Lawrence at least once. In today’s expanding climate of substance abuse, it might occur again as it has in Gainesville. An autopsy has determined that Larry Kenneth Wooten, 21, the Florida student, died from an alcohol overdose. He had rapidly downed 23 shots of liquor after friends had taunted him into the “experiment.” Wooten was at a pub when three roommates made a bet and challenged him to try to break some sort of drinking record, said Lt. Sadie Darnell, a police spokeswoman. “He did consume 23 shots of alcohol, various types, in a span of one hour,” Ms. Darnell said. He later passed out and could not be revived.
TO BREAK GROUND ON COUNTY HEALTH BUILDING
November 15, 1991
An enthusiastic crowd was expected this morning at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Jefferson County Health Department building. “We’re just extremely excited,” said Debbie Nickels, health department director. “We can’t believe the day’s finally here.”
S BIOSCIENCES BUILDING NAMED
November 15, 1991
The state Board of Regents unanimously agreed Thursday to name a $6.9 million research building at Kansas University in honor of Dolph Simons Sr., the late editor and publisher of the Journal-World. The Dolph Simons Sr. Center for Biosciences Research is scheduled to be built on KU’s West Campus in Lawrence. The building, financed with a $4.9 million federal grant, is to be opened in 1993.
WRITING
November 15, 1991
Although the Lawrence school district’s 600 seventh-graders took the same test this week, no two students were expected to have the same answers. Rather than filling in ovals on a multiple-choice, computer-graded test, the students were asked to write an essay, revise it and then develop a final product.
PULLING TOGETHER
November 15, 1991
About 40 parents of children with disabilities were among participants in an informational workshop sponsored by the Transition Council of Douglas and Jefferson Counties Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church. The workshop was organized to let agency representatives present information on their services
S HOME AT LAST TO FACE WINLESS MANC
November 15, 1991
After three straight road games, Baker coach Dan Harris is ready to click his heels. “Man, there’s no place like home,” Harris said. “We’re ready to come back home and store the travel bags and cancel the buses and play at our field. It’s been a long time.”
SENIOR CAPTURED 4A CROSS COUNTRY RACE IN STATE-RECORD TIME
November 15, 1991
Winning the Class 4A state cross country title was the last thing on Jason Hagg’s mind Saturday as he reached the race’s two-mile mark. “From the two-mile mark to the two and a half, I had side cramps and started dry heaving,” said Hagg, a Tonganoxie senior. “At the two-mile mark, I was really wondering. I was thinking third looked really good.”
November 15, 1991
The Kansas Board of Regents agreed Thursday to study the possibility of insuring most state university buildings against natural disaster. Regent Charles Hostetler said regents have a responsibility to protect the state university system’s $2.4 billion inventory of buildings.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 15, 1991
BIRTHS Bill and Robin Folks, McLouth, a girl, Thursday.
AYCOCK EXCELS IN DEBUT KANSAS WOMEN BLAST GERMANY
November 15, 1991
It’s scary how good Angela Aycock might be if she ever gets over being scared. Aycock, a heraled freshman on Kansas’ women’s basketball team, revealed she was “very nervous” about Thursday night’s exhibition outing against the German National Team.
November 15, 1991
Kansas’ basketball players might consider putting stick-em on their new black shoes Saturday night. Or maybe an extra coat of wax on the Allen Fieldhouse floor. Anything to stop “game slippage” something coach Roy Williams worried about prior to, and saw during, last Saturday’s 99-82 exhibition win over High Five America.
FLU BUG INVADING LAWRENCE SCHOOLS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
November 15, 1991
The flu season, which normally hits in late January, has given Lawrence a sneak preview this week. Local schools, including Kansas University, are reporting unusually high numbers of flu cases for this time of year. But school nurses are quick to add that Lawrence isn’t experiencing an epidemic.
THE BOSSMAN STIRS UP HIS RADIO AUDIENCE
November 15, 1991
John Boss feeds on unkind words. Try it. Call him a grating talk show host, as a Wichita Eagle columnist did.
CITY TO REVIEW PROPERTY TAX BREAK
November 15, 1991
Lawrence city commissioners will receive a request at Tuesday’s meeting to give Douglas County Development Inc. a break on property taxes on a building in East Hills Business Park. If approved by the commission, the tax abatement would reduce property taxes owed on the vacant “shell” building.
LA SPEAKER
November 15, 1991
The videotaped March beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police showed the police department needs to change some of its law enforcement methods, an LA city official said Thursday night. And that change needs to start at the top, said Jack Driscoll, city personnel director.
SPEAKER
November 15, 1991
Black high school students should strive to be the best they can be, use their talents to contribute to society and help underprivileged people, an Atlanta school official told an audience at Kansas University today. “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge and others just gargle,” said Norman H. Thomas, keynote speaker at the Seventh Annual Black Leadership Symposium being held today at KU. “I don’t want you to gargle today.”
GETTING ACQUAINTED
November 15, 1991
Members of a group of retired Kansas University faculty and staff say you’re never too old to socialize and meet people even if they worked for years only a few doors down the hall and never had time to do so. “One of the great things about it is that when you’re teaching, you’re engrossed in your own classes and you don’t get to meet many of the other faculty members,” said William A. Kelly, president of the KU Retirees’ Club.
KU SEEKS IMPROVED PERFORMANCE.
November 15, 1991
With Nebraska disaster behind, Jayhawks hoping Colorado’s vulnerable
FOR THE RECORD
November 15, 1991
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