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PURSUE THE PRAIRIE PARK
November 17, 1991
National Audubon Society officials say they will not give up the fight to establish a prairie park on the Spring Hill Ranch in Chase County. The park proposal was dealt a serious setback this week when Sen. Nancy Kassebaum announced she would not sponsor a bill in the U.S. Senate, calling for the National Park Service to purchase the ranch. Kassebaum’s position is difficult to understand and effectly kills the idea of turning Spring Hill Ranch into a national park, even though the plan was approved by the U.S. House.
A SECOND OPINION
November 17, 1991
The Lawrence school board may have to spend some money to save some money. Board officials are considering the possibility of hiring a consultant to help identify how the district can tighten its belt. Monday night, the board heard a proposal from a Leawood consulting firm that estimated it might be able to find ways to cut the district budget by 10 to 15 percent. With the district’s total budget standing at about $40 million this year, that could mean a savings of $4 million to $6 million.
BICYCLE SAFETY
November 17, 1991
To the editor: Bicycling is indeed dangerous on Lawrence streets, and I support Craig Voorhees’ call for the establishment of bicycle lanes on city streets.
SWITZER
November 17, 1991
It didn’t take Heather Switzer long to make the transition from high school to college swimming. For that, she thanks her Kansas swimming and diving teammates.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
November 17, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Chiefs will qualify for the NFL playoffs with only one more home game after today’s showdown with Denver… Tom Osborne added another $25,000 to his annual income last week when Nebraska’s Board of Regents approved an endowed chair provided by a couple of NU alums in Dallas. USC, Yale and Cornell have similar endowments for the head football coach. Osborne’s salary, incidentally, is $118,560…
KU NOTES
November 17, 1991
Kansas forced 27 turnovers while committing eight. Steve Woodberry had six rebounds to go with his eight points. Guard Adonis Jordan must wear his facemask two more weeks. “He is more relaxed,” KU coach Roy Williams said. “Once he starts sweating and it gets moist in there, it cuts down on his effectiveness. One time he lost the dribble I think because of the mask.”
KU CLUBS MELBOURNE, 94-66
November 17, 1991
Milt Newton sure looked good in his Eastside Melbourne basketball jersey Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. So good, in fact, Kansas coach Roy Williams hopes the Australian professional team picks up Newton, a popular former Jayhawk forward who played for Williams during the 1988-89 season.
KU BEST MELBOURNE COACH HAS SEEN
November 17, 1991
Even after spending the last 10 years down under, Brian Goorjian knows what good college basketball is like in the United States. It’s like what he saw from Kansas on Saturday night when the Jayhawks hammered his Eastside Melbourne team, 94-66, in an exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU NOTES
November 17, 1991
Saturday’s snowstorm kept about 11,000 fans home. CU officials called the crowd 40,863. It was the first time since 1979 snow had fallen during a CU home game. Colorado had two snowplow trucks and two rotary brush tractors clearing the field of snow before the game and at halftime.
HOW THEY SCORED
November 17, 1991
First Quarter 9:02 FG Eichloff 39. On first possession, Jayhawks drove from own 20 to CU 22 in 12 plays before stalling. March featured 14-yard run by Sands and 13-yard run by Hilleary. (KU 3, CU 0). Second Quarter
S CC EARN BERTHS
November 17, 1991
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team and KU women’s runner Julia Saul qualified for the NCAA Championships at the District V race here Saturday. KU’s men finished second in the team race, behind Iowa State. ISU had 29 points, Kansas 64, and third-place Kansas State scored 116 points. The top two teams qualify for the NCAAs.
FOR THE RECORD
November 17, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and robberies
SEWAGE DISPOSAL PLANS QUESTIONED
November 17, 1991
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department on Monday will consider stricter standards for septic tank sewage handling at its monthly meeting, and an area septic tank serviceman is not happy about it. The health department is proposing that sewage be disposed only into a public or community sewerage system or by another method and with the site approved by the health department. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the health department, 336 Mo.
PHYSICIANS ADVOCATE TAX-DRIVEN COVERAGE
November 17, 1991
In a proposed plan by Physicians for a National Health Program, health care would be available to everyone in the United States. Instead of paying insurance premiums, people would pay taxes that would go toward health care.
SAM GRIMES
November 17, 1991
Services for Sam A. Grimes, 71, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Parker-Price Mortuary here with the Revs. Philip E. Hollis and Victor Foster officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Grimes died after suffering a stroke Saturday, Nov. 16, 1991, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
MADD UNWRAPS RIBBON CAMPAIGN WEDNESDAY
November 17, 1991
The Douglas County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will kick off its third annual “Project Red Ribbon” on Wednesday morning at the Dillon food store at 3000 W. Sixth. Stacie Falor, assistant manager at Dillon, said organizers will hand out free red ribbons for motorists to tie onto the antenna, side mirror or door handle of their cars. Lawrence police officers and other city employees will be on hand to tie the ribbons onto their vehicles, she said.
MAN WITH KNIFE ROBS BUSINESS
November 17, 1991
A man wearing a stocking cap over his face and wielding a “large kitchen knife” robbed a west Lawrence business Saturday night of an undetermined amount of money, according to Lawrence police. The robbery occurred about 9:20 p.m. Saturday at Ray’s Party Shop, 2100 W. 25th, when the man walked in the door, showed the knife to the clerk and demanded money, said Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest. The man then put the clerk in the walk-in cooler, Dalquest said.
NEW LAWS MAY AFFECT TRASH RATES
November 17, 1991
Lawrence sanitation officials say they don’t expect a dramatic rise in trash collection rates despite tougher landfill operation laws that a state official said could triple the cost of operating some landfills. Federal regulations taking effect October 1993 will require more record keeping and extensive monitoring of landfills and groundwater, said Charles Linn, chief of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s solid waste section.
UNIVERSITIES TO FACE BATTLE OVER FUNDING
November 17, 1991
The state Board of Regents will ask the governor Thursday to add $50.8 million to university budgets and reject a proposal to cut appropriations. The state’s budget director has recommended Gov. Joan Finney slash state support to regents schools next year by $7.1 million, including $2.8 million at Kansas University.
NATIVE LANGUAGES BOOST HERITAGE
November 17, 1991
Kathy Rhodes is taking a Cherokee language class at Haskell Indian Junior College because her grandfather taught it at the Bureau of Indian Affairs school years ago. A Cherokee originally from North Carolina, Rhodes and 17 other students is interested in learning more about her culture.
CONFEREES DISCUSS HEALTH REFORM
November 17, 1991
They debated details, but it was clear Saturday that speakers at a conference on health care agreed on one principle: It’s time to overhaul the American health care system. At a conference called “The Health Crisis: Options for Health Care Reform,” Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, founder and national coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Program, argued the United States should switch to a single-payer system in which taxes replace private insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenditures.
AT GOVERNOR
November 17, 1991
A Lawrence Democratic legislator on Friday questioned the political motives of a top Republican legislative leader who said he was “surprised” by Democratic Gov. Joan Finney’s proposal to get through a cash flow crunch by borrowing $75 million from the state treasury. Sen. Gus Bogina, R-Shawnee, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, has said he was surprised by the governor’s request to issue a $75 million certificate of indebtedness to get through the rest of this month and December.
SCHOOL LEADERS URGE PARENTS TO LEARN ABOUT GOALS
November 17, 1991
Although a national poll suggests parents feel left out of the drive to improve public education, local parents have ample opportunity to learn about and help develop education goals, some Lawrence school officials say. A recent PTA-Chrysler Survey showed that three out of four parents are unaware of the national education goals of America 2000, which were developed by President Bush and the nation’s 50 governors in 1989.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 17, 1991
ADMISSIONS Mitzi Gilreath, Lawrence.
KU LATEST COLORADO MIRACLE VICTIM. LATE DRIVE THWARTS JAYHAWKS, 30-24
November 17, 1991
Surely Colorado couldn’t manufacture another miracle. Yes, it could. The Buffaloes marched 80 yards and scored a touchdown with 40 seconds left for a 30-24 come-from-behind victory over shocked Kansas in a snowstorm Saturday at Folsom Field.
NEWTON A HIT WITH MELBOURNEFANS
November 17, 1991
Milt Newton was almost as big a hit with Eastside Melbourne as he was with Kansas’ basketball fans. Newton, who completed his college eligibility in 1989 after an impressive career at KU, played against his alma mater Saturday night as the Jayhawks won their second exhibition game, 94-66, at Allen Fieldhouse.
S SENIOR TAILBACK ALSO ECLIPSES 1,000-YARD MARK
November 17, 1991
He broke Kansas’ career rushing record in a blowout loss at Oklahoma. On Saturday, Tony Sands broke KU’s career touchdown record in a disheartening 30-24 loss to Colorado.
THE POWER OF PLATINUM
November 17, 1991
Details, details, details. That’s why Nicolette Bromberg walks down the photographic equivalent of the road less traveled. Instead of using silver processing for her landscape and interior photograph prints, she chooses platinum. Is it harder? You bet.
BAKER ROLLS BY MANC
November 17, 1991
It’s time for Baker to hurry up and wait in respect to its NAIA playoff hopes. The Wildcats’ aided their precarious playoff position by pounding Mid-America Nazarene, 37-0, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
23RD AND 15TH STREETS DRAW MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS
November 17, 1991
If you’re trying to avoid the worst intersections in the city, stay away from 15th Street and 23rd Street. According to people who answered a Journal-World mail survey and a companion J-W Access line telephone poll, 15th and 23rd streets are most cited for intersection problems.
11-17 -91 GROUP GOES AGAINST SEXIST GRAIN
November 17, 1991
Gretchen Seager thinks things may be getting worse. That’s not to say things are getting worse for her. One of the two lead songwriters for the alternative rock band Mary’s Danish, she’s seen her fortunes rise with the major-label release of a new album.
S WORST INTERSECTION
November 17, 1991
ry to cross 15th Street from Engel Road in the morning, or after a Kansas University basketball game. You’ll understand why it gets the title of “Lawrence’s Worst Intersection” in a Journal-World poll.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
November 17, 1991
To the editor: There is an ever present problem of minor home maintenance and repair for the elderly. So often, an older person is plagued with the very real difficulties of mobility and/or financial means to have these things done for the home.
SOUNDS OF SKA ARRIVE
November 17, 1991
They call it ska. It’s what Rob Hingley heard when he was a young man in London. Jamaicans had brought ska to Great Britain in the ‘70s, and British audiences were lapping it up.
CARPENTER CARVES OUT HIS MARKET
November 17, 1991
A moving van arrived Thursday afternoon to begin moving the most recent products of Marty Miller’s labors off to Hawaii. All told, the shipment comprised a conference room table, two coffee tables, four stools and eight chairs. Although finished pieces of custom-made furniture are going out the door of his business, The Carpenter’s Shop, Miller said this order was different.
CORRECTION
November 17, 1991
The first name of an alleged kidnapping victim was inadvertently deleted from a story in Friday’s Journal-World. Rodney Atwell was listed on police reports as the victim.
APARTMENT COMPLEX PUTS MENTALLY ILL IN MAINSTREAM
November 17, 1991
Ilona Delgadillo sees her new home as a dream come true. Each morning, she fixes her own breakfast whatever she wants and feeds peanuts to the birds and squirrels that live in the trees by her patio.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING PUSH STRIKING EARLY
November 17, 1991
All around town it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas even though Thanksgiving still is 11 days away. Like busy elves, local shopkeepers were putting up displays late last week and stuffing their shelves full of toys, clothes and other merchandise in hopes of a strong Christmas shopping season, which traditionally begins the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 this year.
CITY SAYS INTERSECTION FIXES HARD TO FIND
November 17, 1991
Lawrence city officials agree with Journal-World readers 15th Street and Engel Road is a bad intersection. “It’s very dangerous,” says City Commissioner Bob Schumm.