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THEATRICAL HARASSMENT
November 28, 1991
To the editor: In light of the recent discussion concerning sexual harassment, I would like to suggest an aspect that has been overlooked. The vulgar and profane language in today’s movies and plays. In KU’s recent production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,” sexual vulgarities were heard throughout the play. Not seeing any purpose in blatant vulgarity, I asked my husband to read Brecht’s play in the original German. There was one occurrance of any word that might be considered vulgar or profane.
BARONE PRAISES KANSAS RECRUITING
November 28, 1991
College basketball notes… New Texas A&M coach Tony Barone praised Kansas coach Roy Williams’ recruiting philosophy in a recent Basketball Times article:
THANKSGIVING MEMORIES
November 28, 1991
Thanksgiving Day comes not once a year, but on a daily basis for Lawrence resident Bill Immer. “Every day in my life is a Thanksgiving day,” he said. “I’m just grateful for all the benefits that I have received in my lifetime.”
REILLY UNCERTAIN OF TIMING FOR CONFIRMATION HEARINGS
November 28, 1991
State Sen. Ed Reilly, R-Leavenworth, who has been nominated to be the chairman of the U.S. Parole Commission, said Wednesday that he was not certain when the U.S. Senate would schedule his confirmation hearings next year. However, Reilly said he was fairly certain the confirmation process would not come until after the 1992 session of the Kansas Legislature ends in the spring.
EVA FISHBACK
November 28, 1991
Funeral services for Eva B. Fishback, 84, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Luke AME Church in Lawrence. The Rev. Stanley L. Counts will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Fishback died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991, at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Feb. 11, 1907, in Lawrence, the daughter of Louis Wallace and Kate Bradshaw.
RECYCLING OF SOULS
November 28, 1991
The city’s newspaper recycling program doesn’t just recycle newsprint. It has breathed new life into two human souls as well. Meet Roy Walker and Terry Truhy, two hardworking and slightly rambunctious city sanitation workers who pick up newspapers from recycling bins across Lawrence.
PHOTO FEATURE
November 28, 1991
Tony Lipari made a quick check of the backdrop and camera, rubbed his hands together and asked: “Who’s our first contestant this morning?” Lawrence residents Patti and Tom Winn, along with their 3-year-old son, Austin, approached the counter.
LIED CENTER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
November 28, 1991
Construction of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lawrence and the new Regents Center in Overland Park is moving along on schedule, a Kansas University official said this week. “Both are basically on schedule,” said David Schaecher, KU assistant director of facilities planning.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR TO BRIEF COUNTY
November 28, 1991
The director of Douglas County’s Community Corrections on Monday will tell the county commission about the possible consolidation of his department with two other field services. Mark Matese will advise the commission on the progress of the Kansas Sentencing Commission Consolidation of Field Services Task Force, which is looking at consolidating community corrections, court services and parole. Matese, a member of the task force, prefers that the three field services be consolidated into a single agency rather than being merged with the Department of Corrections.
LINK PREPARED FOR HOLIDAY
November 28, 1991
Gerry Collie put his carving skills to work Wednesday. The work was the approximately 240 pounds of turkey being prepared for the sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner put on by the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
PROGRAM PUTS OFFENDERS TO WORK
November 28, 1991
Don Alcorn carries himself with confidence at his chef’s apprentice job with the Adams Alumni Center’s Learned Club at Kansas University. “I love to create with food. It’s artwork,” he said while examining a tray of sharply cut raw vegetables.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 28, 1991
BIRTHS Mary and Bennie Simecka, Kansas City, Kan., a boy, Wednesday.
SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN
November 28, 1991
Although his team of eight tiny reindeer will be absent, Santa Claus himself soon will be popping up all over town. Santa will make appearances Friday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza and Sunday in the downtown area. He also will be available throughout the holiday season to visit with young and old alike.
TIME TO GIVE THANKS
November 28, 1991
Thanksgiving is the traditional beginning to a holiday season that is often so hectic that we fail to stop long enough to ponder the significance of the events we celebrate. There is stuffing to be made and pie to be baked. Soon there will be presents to buy and a tree to decorate. Now is as good a time as any to call a time out and contemplate our blessings, which is what Thanksgiving should be all about.
STUDENTS BRIGHTEN NURSING CENTER
November 28, 1991
Photographs of young children interacting with residents dot the walls at Orchard Lane Nursing Facility in Baldwin as evidence of the center’s strong focus on intergenerational activities. Administrator Monte Coffman said a number of programs have been initiated at the 48-bed center to bring the elderly residents in contact with people of all ages.
WEST STUDENTS MAKE A SPECIAL CONNNECTION
November 28, 1991
Ryan Banning represents a typical junior high school student in a lot of ways. He likes pizza, but he isn’t very fond of broccoli. He’s a fan of football and soccer, and he likes to try his hand at Nintendo video games. Ryan also happens to have Down syndrome, but a new program at West Junior High School is showing students that Ryan and others with special needs don’t have to be relegated to special settings.
OUT FOR KICKS
November 28, 1991
The impact of kicks, punches and throws echoes through the gymnasium as members of the Haskell Tae Kwon Do Club tumble and roll through a full-contact sparring session. Although these Haskell Indian Junior College students are learning to defend themselves in a fight, the self-confidence and discipline they develop here helps them to avoid fights, said Deme D’Zurella, one of the club’s instructors.