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NO KID STUFFPLEASE!
November 30, 1991
Local police seem to have a handle on the recent spate of mailbox bombings in the community. Let’s hope arrests occur soon and that the judge who handles the case doesn’t take a benevolent “boys will be boys” approach and let the perpetrator(s) off with a wrist slap. Recent explosions could have maimed or killed someone. This is serious business, and to treat it as some type of prank is only inviting copycat behavior which could endanger even more people.
COMPUTER SCIENCE WOES
November 30, 1991
To the editor: I was quoted in the Nov. 24 article about the KU computer science department. My quote is somewhat out of context and therefore misleading. In clarification, all of the 15 or more people that I spoke of complained to the dean about the chair of the computer science department. In no way should it be construed that those students complained about Prof. Zamir Bavel. In fact, Bavel’s excellent teaching is a welcome contrast to the darker side of the department.
TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT AIDS
November 30, 1991
What do you say when your children ask about Magic Johnson, AIDS or HIV? Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, emergency medicine pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., notes some questions that children may ask and ways to answer them:
MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED
November 30, 1991
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early this morning after reportedly firing gunshots into a residence located in Cedarwood Hills, about five miles southeast of Lawrence. The occupants of the residence, a mother and her three children, were not injured, a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer said this morning. According to reports, at about 12:20 a.m. the man fired several shots from a large-caliber handgun at the residence, hitting a window and a wall inside the house.
SANDS WINS RUSHING TITLE
November 30, 1991
Neither Nebraska’s Derek Brown nor Oklahoma’s Mike Gaddis was able to overtake Kansas’ Tony Sands on Friday, and the Jayhawks have their first Big Eight Conference rushing leader in 16 years. Both Brown and Gaddis needed over 200 yards in their regular season finale in Lincoln to overhaul Sands, who wound up his college career with an NCAA-record 396 yards against Missouri last weekend.
HARRY P. NICHOLS
November 30, 1991
Services for Harry P. Nichols, 93, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin, with the Rev. Kirby C. Hayes officiating. Burial be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mr. Nichols died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROBERT W. WAGSTAFF
November 30, 1991
Services for Robert Wilson Wagstaff, 82, Mission Hills, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Murray Trelease officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wagstaff, a longtime supporter of Kansas University and a past president of the KU Alumni Association, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1991, at his home.
LMH PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE
November 30, 1991
Two major projects at Lawrence Memorial Hospital are progressing on schedule, the associate executive director said Friday. Work on the hospital’s new incinerator and ventilation system is moving ahead smoothly, Robert Trepinski said.
CONSULTANTS FOR PLAN STRESS PUBLIC INPUT
November 30, 1991
The consulting firm that helped usher in the era of night baseball at Chicago’s Wrigley Field soon may lead local officials and residents into a new era of land planning and development. Douglas County and Lawrence officials have selected the firm of Trkla, Pettigrew, Allen & Payne to guide the community in crafting Horizon 2020, the long-term plan for growth and change in Douglas County.
SLEEPER SERVICE
November 30, 1991
A memorial service for Gary Earl Sleeper will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Dr. Mr. Sleeper died on May 22 in Houston.
GOLF COURSE BENEFITS
November 30, 1991
To the editor: I am not a gambling person, not in profession or sport, but if I were ever to bet on something, it would be the municipal golf course on Corps of Engineers land. It is a sure winner.
KU FOOTBALL MAKES PROGRESS
November 30, 1991
One of the big delights of sitting in the stands and watching Kansas whip Missouri in football the past Saturday was hearing people talk with such enthusiasm about “next year.” That’s not been customary around here for a while. More frequently it’s been a begrudging “three downs and punt” just to get to the basketball season. Not this time. People are well aware that with a little luck, Kansas could have had a 9-2 season. There were 24 gift points to Virginia, a Kansas State game where KU doggedly fought back from the precipice of success and Colorado. You know, the Buffaloes couldn’t possibly go 80 yards in the snow and slush with a backup quarterback, no timeouts and less than three minutes left.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 30, 1991
BIRTHS Linda F. and Thomas W. Carter, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
LOCAL CHURCHES ADDRESS AIDS ISSUES
November 30, 1991
Ministers and pastors of Lawrence churches say their messages about AIDS and HIV have not changed in the wake of Magic Johnson’s announcement that he is HIV-positive. But they say the professional basketball star’s announcement has created a new level of awareness that may require more church-sponsored seminars, group discussions and talks on AIDS.
REQUESTS FOR HOLIDAY HELP INCREASE
November 30, 1991
Sherri Cannon is worried that the gloomy economy will make usually generous people hesitant to dip into their pockets for charity. Director of the Ballard Community Center, Cannon helps out with several assistance programs, including the Holiday Bureau, Emergency Services Council and Warm Hearts.
AYCOCK SPARKS KANSAS
November 30, 1991
Angela Aycock performed well in front of the home folks on Friday night. Aycock, a Kansas freshman forward from Dallas, scored 17 points and had six steals in the Jayhawks’ 82-48 win over Weber State in the first round of the Sheraton Classic.
SATURDAY COLUMN
November 30, 1991
A year ago at this time, Americans were marveling at the manner in which President George Bush and his able secretary of state, Jim Baker, were able to put together a powerful, united force to deal with Iraq’s dangerous, power-mad leader, Saddam Hussein. Bush was able to get a reluctant, and politically posturing, Senate to approve his desire to use force, if necessary, to get Saddam out of Kuwait rather than to follow the strategy of a trade embargo, as favored by the Democratic majority in the Senate.
MULES, JAYHAWKS MEET TONIGHT
November 30, 1991
Everybody knows Phog Allen coached at Kansas. But how many basketball fans realize KU’s all-time winningest coach also toiled at Central Missouri State, an NCAA Div.II school that faces KU at 7:05 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse?
DEPRESSION HITS HOME DURING HOLIDAYS
November 30, 1991
Holiday depression is almost as predictable as the annual fruitcake from Aunt Velma. But local professionals say holiday gloom and doom can be beat with certain precautions.
STUDENT CAROLERS SING IN SIGN LANGUAGE
November 30, 1991
The arrival of the holiday season means a group of Kansas University students will be making an unusual visit to local residents who can’t hear the sounds of Christmas and Hanukkah. “The students have the whole semester to practice, then on the last day of class we go out,” said Alice-Ann Darrow, associate professor of art and music education and music therapy.