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S OLD ORALAGAIN
November 19, 1991
Oral Roberts’ mind seems to know no bounds when it comes to trying to raise money to perpetuate his evangelistic empire. His latest gimmick is to say that he must have help, millions of dollars of it, to help his debt-stricken operation fight “a satanic conspiracy.”
FOR THE RECORD
November 19, 1991
Law enforcement report Condition reports Bryan Jilka, 22, 3058 W. Seventh, remained in fair condition this morning at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, where he was taken after a one-car accident Nov. 10, about 12 miles west of Lawrence.
WANT TO QUIT? HERE ARE SOME TIPS
November 19, 1991
The first thing smokers, former smokers and smoking cessation experts will tell you about how to stop smoking is that the smoker must want to stop. The last thing anyone will tell you about quitting smoking is that it will be easy. It just isn’t so.
ACTION DELAYED ON SEWAGE RULES
November 19, 1991
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board on Monday deferred action on implementing new standards for septic tank sewage handling until conferring with city officials. Septic tank haulers are concerned about the proposed standards because they would require sewage from Douglas County to be dumped at the Lawrence wastewater treatment plant. Haulers have complained that the plant is more costly and time-consuming to use than plants in other counties. The proposed rule also would eliminate the common practice of dumping sewage in agricultural fields as a fertilizer, which is done at no cost.
OLYMPIANS TO DISPLAY THEIR TALENTS
November 19, 1991
About 1,500 people including about 1,200 Special Olympians will come to Lawrence this weekend to participate in bowling and volleyball competition sponsored by the Kansas Special Olympics. The Kansas Special Olympics’ Indoor Sports Tournament East will be held Saturday and Sunday at a local bowling alley and at Kansas University, said Annette Noll, the city’s special populations coordinator.
LL PLAY FINAL GAME
November 19, 1991
Record-setting tailback Tony Sands heads a list of 18 seniors who will wear a Kansas football uniform for the last time on Saturday against Missouri. Sands, a 5-6, 175-pounder from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., needs 136 yards against the Tigers to become KU’s all-time single-season rushing leader. He also needed 14 carries to break the single-season attempts mark.
CONFEREES DISCUSS YOUTH ISSUES
November 19, 1991
Legislators are meeting at a conference today designed to help correct problems that arise in divorce custody battles or in child placement programs, says a Lawrence legislator. Rep. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, is participating in a judicial conference sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges that met Monday and is meeting today in Topeka.
KUMC, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR FAMILY ROOM
November 19, 1991
Construction of the nation’s first Ronald McDonald House family room in a hospital is expected to begin Dec. 15 at the Kansas University Medical Center. Scheduled to open in March 1992, the room will be located on the second floor of KU’s hospital at 39th and Rainbow streets in Kansas City, Kan.
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November 19, 1991
With one game remaining, Kansas football coach Glen Mason is expected to red-shirt at least 22 players, including 18 freshmen, this season. Of the four upperclassmen, two Rob Licursi and Chad Fette are eligible for medical hardships. Fette, a junior tight end, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Jayhawks’ opener at Toledo. Licursi, a senior wide receiver, broke a collarbone in the third game against New Mexico State.
FEDERAL FUNDING INTACT FOR LOOP
November 19, 1991
Funding for a major highway project in Douglas County appears to be secure in House and Senate staff negotiations on the massive federal transportation bill, a spokesman for Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., said today. Jim McLean, press secretary for Slattery, said that Slattery had been appointed to the joint House-Senate conference committee hammering out details of the bill.
WILMA D. WALLACE
November 19, 1991
Services for Wilma Duchesne Wallace, 69, Lawrence, will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Wallace died Monday, Nov. 18, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BETTIE K. MILLSAP
November 19, 1991
Services for Bettie K. Millsap, 67, McLouth, were held this morning at the Alden-Harrington Chapel in Bonner Springs, with the Rev. Keith Bradbury officiating. Burial was in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Mrs. Millsap died Saturday Nov. 16, 1991, at the Olathe Medical Center.
MARGARET FORCADE
November 19, 1991
Memorial services for Margaret “Maggi” Dwyer Forcade, 80, of Lenexa, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Village Presbyterian Church chapel in Prairie Village, with the Rev. Robert H. Meneilly officiating. Mrs. Forcade died Monday, Nov. 18, 1991, at Del Mar Gardens of Lenexa.
LOCAL UNEMPLOYED CHECKING ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED BENEFITS
November 19, 1991
The manager of the Job Service Center in Lawrence said today the office has been busy since Friday, when President Bush approved a $5.3 million jobless benefits extension. Michael Pritchard, manager of the local unemployment office, said 73 people applied Monday for extended benefits. Kansas Department of Human Resources officials estimate as many as 30,000 Kansans may be eligible for extended benefits.
SCHULZ SERVICES
November 19, 1991
Services for W. Roy Schulz, 85, New York City, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stull United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mr. Schulz died Monday, Nov. 18, 1991, at his home.
LMH ASKS BOARD FOR RATE INCREASE
November 19, 1991
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday morning to review the proposed 1992 operating budget, including a projected overall room rate increase of 6 percent. The proposed budget targets total hospital salaries for 1992 at $161,899,79.
KU WOMEN INK HIGHLY RATED CENTER DAVIS
November 19, 1991
Ja’Net Davis, a 6-3 center from Lynwood, Calif., has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Kansas, head coach Marian Washington announced today. Davis is the fourth-rated high school center in the nation, according to Blue Star.
LEAVE GOOD ENOUGH ALONE
November 19, 1991
To the editor: After a brief perusal of the recent articles seeking Lawrence’s worst intersections, I was not really surprised to find that neither Ninth and Emery nor Ninth and Iowa were among them.
HEALTH CARE ALTERNATIVES DISCUSSED BY PANELISTS
November 19, 1991
The United States must not only provide health care to those who have no medical insurance, several panelists said Monday night, it also must emphasize primary health care early care that can prevent the need for more expensive, specialized services. Other panelists focused on the large amount of U.S. money that goes to administrative costs and malpractice insurance and the merits of the Canadian health care system.
SUSPECTS IN MAILBOX BLASTS LIVE NEAR TARGETS, POLICE SAY
November 19, 1991
A Lawrence police official today said boys suspected of blowing up mailboxes with homemade explosives between Wednesday and Saturday live in west Lawrence and Old West Lawrence, where many of the incidents have taken place. Police Lt. Mike Hall said officers had interviewed 15 boys who attend Lawrence High School, and many of those students are being linked to about 12 mailbox bombings.
SCHOOL VIEWS VARY OVER DRUG TESTING
November 19, 1991
The Lawrence school district in September fired a maintenance worker convicted of conspiring to sell cocaine. Last week, the district suspended a school custodian as a result of kidnapping and assault charges that have been linked to illegal drugs. Because the district does no drug testing of employees, school officials often don’t know that a worker is using drugs until the employee has been arrested and tried in court, school administrators say.
S DEFEAT BRINGS RESIGNATION
November 19, 1991
Frustrated over the district’s inability to pass a bond issue to build new schools, DeSoto School Board member Michael Laster announced his resignation at Monday’s meeting, said Supt. Marilyn Layman. Laster had served on the board for 14 years, she said.
KAC TO WEIGH CHANGE IN BYLAWS
November 19, 1991
As the Kansas Association of Counties wraps up its annual meeting today in Topeka, a Douglas County official will get a verdict on an idea he has advocated for nearly a year. Douglas County Commission Chairman Louie McElhaney has proposed that the KAC amend its bylaws to give counties that pay a larger share in dues a greater voice in the organization. He wants counties that pay from $5,001 to $7,500 in annual dues to have three votes on KAC matters, counties paying from $2,501 to $5,000 to have two votes and counties paying $2,500 or less to have a single vote.
COUNTY EXPECTED TO APPROVE FIRM
November 19, 1991
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday is expected to give its OK to a consulting firm for the Horizon 2020 planning process. Last week, a Horizon 2020 committee picked Trkla, Pettigrew, Allen & Payne, a planning consultant firm from Chicago, from three finalists in the selection process.
MAN INJURED IN 1-CAR WRECK
November 19, 1991
A 30-year-old Lawrence man was in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center where he was taken late Monday night after the car he was driving crashed into a house about five miles south of Lawrence. Mark Tesch, 255 N. Mich., is being treated for back injuries he sustained in the accident, according to a spokesman for KUMC.
S QUIZ LISTS REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING
November 19, 1991
The American Cancer Society likes to take a good-natured approach to Thursday’s Great American Smokeout, and its participants often rely on humor to get them through the day. But the underlying theme of the event is a serious one. The ACS has conducted extensive research into the health aspects of smoking and has printed many brochures on the subject.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 19, 1991
William Myers, Lawrence; Lydia Haralson and baby boy, Lawrence; Mitzi Gilreath and baby boy, Lawrence; Lora Powell and baby boy, Lawrence. BIRTHS Leanne and Mike Mathews, Linwood, a girl, today.
GOP OUTSIDER MAY CHALLENGE DOLE
November 19, 1991
R. Gregory Walstrom, a Lawrence resident, has taken steps to enter next year’s U.S. Senate election race and challenge Bob Dole, R-Kan., for his seat in Congress. Walstrom ran against Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum in last year’s Republican primary without making any public appearances or even submitting his positions on election issues.
S ANNUAL DAY FOR SMOKERS TO GIVE IT UP
November 19, 1991
Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson considers it as a day with one more thing he’ll have to do. Lawrence resident Sandra Zender views it as her target day.
EXHIBITIONS INVALUABLE FOR WALTERS
November 19, 1991
Rex Walters figures he gained a lot during Kansas’ two exhibition basketball wins. Known as a strong offensive performer, the Northwestern transfer discovered he’s capable of playing some stingy man-to-man defense, too.
PLETHORA OF PROGRAMS AID IN QUEST TO STOP SMOKING
November 19, 1991
Lawrence and Douglas County residents seeking help to stop smoking have a choice of going near or far. Programs vary from self-help to group therapy to individual hypnosis sessions and are offered from Topeka to Lawrence to Kansas City.
BUDIG SEES EDUCATION FUNDS AS GOOD INVESTMENT IN STATE
November 19, 1991
The state must shake thoughts of recession and commit money to protect its investment in higher education, Kansas University’s chancellor said Monday. “An investment in higher education is an investment in the future of the state,” Gene Budig said. “For more than a century, Kansans have placed education at the very top of their priorities.
LOVE IS THE ANSWER
November 19, 1991
To the editor: I wrote an open letter to the citizens of our community approximately a year ago encouraging that “love” is the answer to many challenges facing a growing and maturing Lawrence. I then emphasized that if we are motivated with “love,” we will be on the proper track to solve our problems as a community. However, what motivates us, as individuals, to “love” is not based on feelings, contrary to popular belief, but is rooted in the acts of “courage.”
SAUL
November 19, 1991
Julia Saul was a member of the Oregon University cross country team that finished fifth at the NCAA championships last year. A foot injury, however, prevented her from competing at the nationals. “I was kind of bummed then,” said Saul, now a junior at KU. “But I knew that was my first season. I knew I’d have other seasons.”
BUFFS STILL FEELING STING OF 1990 LOSS
November 19, 1991
When they caught up with Santa Anna, it was Remember the Alamo. Around the turn of the century, it was Remember the Maine.
SPRAINS RESPONDS TO REHABILITATIVE TREATMENTS
November 19, 1991
A third-year resident at the Kansas University Medical Center wasn’t comfortable with the way he was treating sprained ankles. So he did something about it. Dr. Mark Meyer recently won first place in the student and resident division at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly for his study, the “Evaluation and Treatment of Ankle Injuries.”
TRY A LITTLE HARDER
November 19, 1991
If Lawrence city commissioners think there are simply no “reasonable alternatives” to help the residents of Babcock Place cross Massachusetts Streets, perhaps they just aren’t thinking hard enough. There seems to be little argument that there is a problem for pedestrians at the intersection. It’s hard enough to get across busy Massachusetts Street on 17th Street in a car, let alone on foot. And if you’re not as sure-footed or as fast as you used to be, the street can be downright dangerous.
STUDENT REWARD
November 19, 1991
To the editor: I think that it is wonderful that the Journal-World supports education in Lawrence by giving free football tickets to students with straight A’s in elementary schools. I will enjoy the game!
PLAN TO WITHHOLD NAMES CRITICIZED
November 19, 1991
Kansas University’s journalism school dean said today he disagrees with a proposal made by Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan that would make it difficult for the public to learn the names of crime victims. But a Kansas Press Assn. official took a stronger view, saying Stephan’s action is “a chipping away” of the First Amendment right of freedom of the press.
S STUBBLEFIELD TABBED
November 19, 1991
Kansas defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield was named Big Eight defensive player of the week Monday based on his performance in at Colorado. Stubblefield, a 6-3, 280-pound junior from Cleves, Ohio, was credited with 10 tackles and two quarterback sacks in the Jayhawks’ 30-24 loss. He leads the Jayhawks and is among the Big Eight leaders in sacks with 10.
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES ENDORSED
November 19, 1991
Americans are short-changing their children by teaching them that the history of America began in 1492, at least 11,500 years after the first indigenous people were present here, a Native American speaker said Monday night. “I think the school system has failed American Indians, that’s why it’s so important to have Native American studies,” said Henrietta Mann, director and professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana at Missoula.
HYPNOSIS GAINING CREDIBILITY AS TREATMENT
November 19, 1991
The general public may perceive hypnosis as a non-traditional method for stopping smoking, but it is gaining wider acceptance within the smoking cessation community. Part of the American Lung Association of Kansas’ programs includes certified hypnosis. A Chicago-based company, Success Tracks Inc., tours the country offering a single hypnosis session for people to stop smoking. And a clinic in Kansas City, Mo., uses hypnosis as a way to correct a number of personal problems, including smoking.