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UNITED EFFORTS
November 25, 1991
In an ambitious campaign toward an ambitious goal, United Way of Douglas County volunteers have succeeded in raising more money than in any previous United Way campaign. The total of $938,244 was announced at a victory celebration Friday night, the last official day of the campaign. But the drive isn’t completely over. Officials still hope that late contributions will put the 1991 drive over its $1,007,550 goal.
S TURKEYS ARE FRESH AND READY TO GOBBLE
November 25, 1991
Amid the modern tundra of frozen turkeys, a fresh bird is a rare bird. But if you order a turkey for the holidays from the Otto Turkey Farm near Wellsville, fresh is all you’ll get. The bird will be alive when you call, oven-ready the next day.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO SAMPLE HOLIDAY
November 25, 1991
Turkey and all the trimmings will be served up to several international students who are taking part in the annual Thanksgiving Homestay Program through Kansas University. “We have more people participating each year. It’s just a real popular program,” said Cindy Johnson, office specialist in the International Student Services office, which administers the Homestay program.
LOCAL STORE IS TARGET OF ROBBERY — AGAIN
November 25, 1991
A local convenience store was robbed early this morning, but police are not linking it to an attempted robbery Wednesday at the same store. According to police reports, a man walked into Town and Country Market Store, 501 W. Ninth, about 6:15 a.m. today. The two employees were the only ones in the store at the time of the robbery, police reported, and no one was injured.
CECILE F. DONALDSON
November 25, 1991
Services for Cecile Fay Donaldson, 90, Tecumseh, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tibbitts-Griffin Funeral Chapel in Topeka with the Rev. David Irwin officiating. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Donaldson died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1991, at a Topeka hospital.
SWIMMING, ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
November 25, 1991
Sunday at Champaign, Ill. MEN KANSAS 81, ILLINOIS 32 KANSAS 67, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 46 (KU placings) 100 freestyle 2. Mike Soderling, 9:41.68. 4. Dan Querciagrossa, 9:54.71.
SCOTT KNOWS KU FOE
November 25, 1991
Arkansas-Little Rock’s basketball players aren’t known nationally. They are, however, both recognized and respected by Kansas forward Richard Scott, a graduate of Little Rock Central High.
SANDS HAS SHOT AT RUSHING TITLE
November 25, 1991
It’s a balmy day in November whenever a Kansas football player leads the Big Eight Conference in rushing. Only three former Jayhawks Gale Sayers, John Riggins and Nolan Cromwell have ever done it. Tony Sands has a chance a good chance to become the fourth.
KU RADIO STATION IS TOPS IN POPS
November 25, 1991
KJHK, Kansas University’s student radio station, was named the No. 1 college station in the country during the weekend at a national competition. The KU station beat out more than 200 other college radio stations at the National Association of College Broadcasters competition at Brown University in Providence, R.I., said Ann Peck, graduate teaching assistant at KJHK.
TEACHER HONORED IN DISNEY CEREMONY
November 25, 1991
Baldwin High School and teacher-tennis coach Ginny Honomichl received national recognition during Sunday’s live broadcast of the 1991 Walt Disney Company American Teacher Awards on cable television’s Disney Channel. Honomichl was one of 36 teachers selected from hundreds of applicants across the country earlier this year. A committee made up of representatives from national education organizations chose three teachers in each of 12 subject categories. One educator from each category received an award as the outstanding teacher in his or her field, and the 36 honorees voted by secret ballot to pick one of the 12 finalists to be named Outstanding Teacher of 1991.
S SURVEY LOOKS AT CHILD CARE
November 25, 1991
If local child care is devouring your time and income or even just taking a nibble organizers of a Kansas University survey would like to hear from you. “We all have our own ideas of what needs to be done, but we wanted to ask the people who know best,” said Marian Taylor, president of OAKS Non-traditional Student Organization at KU.
OFFICIALS THINK MAN COMMITTED SUICIDE
November 25, 1991
Investigators believe a man whose charred body was found in a burned station wagon Thursday morning near DeSoto committed suicide, according to a Johnson County sheriff’s officer. Lt. Bob Miller said investigators attributed the death to a suicide because of a note found by the man’s wife at their home in Shawnee.
A BRIGHT SPOT
November 25, 1991
To the editor: For all too brief a time, Lawrence had an exceptionally bright and cheerful spot in its downtown. Brighter than the lovely flowers that dot the downtown area, more cheerful than all the new building facades. This spot was in the 700 block of downtown but was felt all over. It seemed so constant and so regular that everyone took it for granted that it would always be there as we humans do so often.
SANDS WILL HAVE AT LEAST ONE VOTE IN HEISMAN RACE
November 25, 1991
For years now, I’ve been sending my Heisman Trophy ballot to the Downtown Athletic Club with the realization that my vote won’t make much of an impact. That’s because I refuse to cast my ballot for a player I haven’t seen and it’s impossible to see ‘em all, even when some of them are on television practically every week.
GOLF COURSE FACTS
November 25, 1991
To the editor: As a member of the Lawrence Municipal Golf Course Committee, I am honored that we are connected with such an outstanding group as the parents who desire to protect the health and welfare of the children in our community by asking that air conditioning be placed in all elementary schools. Nevertheless, I do feel compelled to answer the letter of Michael Todd, in so far as it concerns his allegations about the committee and the golf course project.
AREA FARMER TAKES HOME TITLE FROM GRANGE NATIONAL SESSION
November 25, 1991
You get out of life what you put into it. That’s one of the main lessons Mahlon Steffey has learned during his many years of involvement in local, state and national Grange. Applying that philosophy to his multi-faceted life helped the Ozawkie farmer earn the title of 1992 National Grange Young Agriculturalist of the Year at the National Grange Agriculture Convention on Nov. 16 in Vermont.
MARION G. ROBERTS
November 25, 1991
Private family services are pending for Marion Galbraith Clifton Roberts, Bella Vista, Ark. Mrs. Roberts died Nov. 4, 1991, at her home.
OFFICIALS SAY BUILDING TIES WITH JAPAN TAKES TIME
November 25, 1991
Lawrence city manager Mike Wildgen returned last week from a 12-day business trip to Japan with a lot of business cards in his pocket but few plans for future Japanese investment in the city. Wildgen and Mayor Bob Walters joined members of the Kansas Department of Commerce on their trade mission to Japan last week to drum up business interest in Lawrence.
JAMISON MAKES DIFFERENCE WITH REBOUNDSASSISTS
November 25, 1991
Seven Kansas basketball players scored in double figures Saturday night. Alonzo Jamison was not one of them. Yet the first Jayhawk coach Roy Williams praised following KU’s 122-58 nonconference basketball rout of Maryland-Baltimore County was KU’s 6-6 senior forward, who scored three points on one-of-four shooting.
HADL IS HIGHEST-RANKING FEMALE POLICE OFFICER
November 25, 1991
As Lawrence’s first female police sergeant, Susan Hadl is finding her educational background helpful in her new job. The skills she developed while studying social welfare at Kansas University now routinely aid her in dealing with the public and with the officers who serve under her. This isn’t the first time Hadl has found her social work studies useful in police work. Beginning as a patrol officer 11 years ago, she often made use of lessons concerning crisis intervention.
TURKEY IS SERVED UP YEAR-ROUND
November 25, 1991
Turkey: It’s not just for Thanksgiving anymore. So say the diet-conscious shoppers who now eat turkey tacos, turkey burgers and turkey chili year-round. More and more consumers are cooking with turkey parts and ground turkey instead of beef, according to local grocers.
FOR THE RECORD
November 25, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported Two radiators were taken between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday from Moon’s Radiator, 1547 N. Third. According to Douglas County sheriff’s officers, the suspects took the radiators from a storage shed behind the business. No further details were available.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 25, 1991
BIRTHS Maria Gomes and Marcus Vieira, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
COUNTY OKS EXERCISE PLAN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY WORKERS
November 25, 1991
After a healthy 30-minute discussion, the Douglas County Commission today approved a contract to give county public safety employees a place to exercise. The commission concurred with a staff recommendation to approve a $5,000 contract with Kansas University that will allow the county’s 90 public safety employees to use the fitness equipment at Robinson Gymnasium and Anschutz Pavilion for a year. The program is expected to start in January.
EXTRA TAX FOR UNIVERSITIES DEBATED
November 25, 1991
The idea of imposing a special property tax on Douglas County and other counties linked to the state university system isn’t popular with local officials. Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, and Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, oppose the concept.