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INJUSTICE TO WOMEN
October 20, 1991
To the Editor: In reference to the Thomas hearings, It is appalling to me that Mr. Thomas would be subjected to any kind of questioning about his credibility because of one woman’s alleged sexual harassment charges.
SMART SAVINGS?
October 20, 1991
The state’s Special Committee on Ways and Means and Appropriations is looking at ways to make state government more efficient, and one of this week’s targets was the Kansas Board of Regents. Despite some rather rigorous budget cuts suffered by universities this year and examples cited by the regents’ executive director of cost-saving measures already undertaken by state universities, committee members apparently don’t believe the regents have gone far enough. A particular favorite idea of committee chairman Rep. Gus Bogina is cutting entire academic programs that are duplicated at the state’s major universities. He cited civil engineering as an example, pointing out that Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University all have such programs. One civil engineering program in the state is enough, Bogina says.
FINNEY TO RETHINK TAXES
October 20, 1991
Gov. Joan Finney has decided to take a second look at the property tax relief plan she proposed unsuccessfully during the last legislative session. Finney announced Wednesday that she would review her plans because of the legislative opposition to her plan to cut property taxes by taxing professional services and eliminating many exemptions to the state sales tax. That’s a switch from her May statement that she would stick by her original tax proposal. And it’s a step in the right direction.
RUSSIAN MUSIC STRIKES CHORD WITH PIANIST
October 20, 1991
When J. Sequeira Costa dealt out his latest recital program, the composers all came up Russian or Soviet. That’s because Costa, the Cordelia B. Murphy distinguished professor of piano at Kansas University, dislikes eclecticism, at least when it comes to concerts.
AGENCIES PULL TOGETHER TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE
October 20, 1991
The Emergency Services Council of Douglas County doesn’t have a single employee. It doesn’t even have an office to call home for its weekly meetings. Instead, this all-volunteer agency is comprised of people who work for organizations such as Kansas Power and Light Co., the American Red Cross and Lawrence Food Bank.
WOODLING COLUMN
October 20, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if Braves general manager John Schuerholz will entitle his autobiography “It’s Not Who You Know, But When and Where to Go” … So much for the NCAA’s weekly turnover margin statistics. Going into Saturday’s game against Nebraska, Kansas State had the worst giveaway-takeaway ratio among the nation’s major college football teams yet had lost only one game in five starts…
FOR THE RECORD
October 20, 1991
Law enforcement report Fire calls
EYEWITNESS PLACES MURDER DEFENDANT AT SCENE OF CRIME
October 20, 1991
A woman who may be a key witness in the beating death of a Lawrence man said she saw the man accused of the crime leaving the victim’s home the morning the incident occurred. Lori Sudlow, 735 Ill., said in an interview with the Journal-World that she saw a man she later identified as Kenneth Lee Morris leaving the residence where the murder victim, Danny Davis, 40, had been staying.
SCHOOLS DILEMMA RAISES TALK OF TAX HIKE
October 20, 1991
Facing an ultimatum from a district court judge to fix the state’s school finance formula, the Kansas Legislature probably will raise income taxes to help fund schools next year, several Lawrence lawmakers said last week. The Legislature also might take over the property tax levying powers of local school boards. And it might require major educational reforms as part of school finance legislation, legislators said.
SANDS SPEECH PAYS FOR KU
October 20, 1991
Back-to-back losses inspired Kansas running back Tony Sands to verse. “I made a speech to the team,” Sands said. “I told them, `Winners win and losers lose, and anybody in between, they pick and choose.’”
PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED
October 20, 1991
A pizza delivery driver was knocked unconscious and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night in North Lawrence, according to Lawrence police. The 21-year-old victim, a driver for Pizza Shuttle, was treated for swelling around his cheek and nose at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, said Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest.
PRESS GROUP RECOGNIZES EDITOR AT KU
October 20, 1991
A Baldwin woman who edits a Kansas University publication was honored Saturday by the Kansas Press Women at the organization’s fall conference and 50th anniversary celebration in Wichita. Nora T. Cleland, editor of “The Oread,” KU’s faculty-staff weekly tabloid, was named the 1992 Kansas Press Women Communicator of Achievement at the conference.
LIONS WIN LEAGUE V-BALL
October 20, 1991
It took just one extra game for Lawrence High to win its fourth straight Sunflower League volleyball title on Saturday at Olathe South. “We’ve been working real hard since the Lawrence tournament to try and regroup and put things together,” LHS coach Joan Wells said. “We’ve talked about what it takes to be a team. I think we got over the hump today.”
HOW THEY SCORED
October 20, 1991
First Quarter 13:27 FG Eichloff 25. Kansas gained possession on ISU 12 when Hill fumbled on kickoff return and H. Harris recovered. Florell’s pass on third and six fell incomplete necessitating field goal. (KU 3, ISU 0).
HOUSE
October 20, 1991
Looking around the renovated and expanded Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house Saturday, Dante Quiniecki said, “This is a virtual palace compared to what we had.” Gary Russell said: “I’ve had three sons who went to KU, but none of them were Phi Psis. I wish I had another son to send here now. This house is incredible.”
HILLEARY SEES DIFFERENT ROLE
October 20, 1991
For the first time in the last 17 Kansas football games, Chip Hilleary did not start at quarterback for the Jayhawks. “It’s different for sure,” Hilleary said after Nate Florell played quarterback most of the way in KU’s 41-0 victory over Iowa State. “All week long it was a different perspective.”
INCREASE IN LHS PREGNANCIES CONCERNS SCHOOL NURSE
October 20, 1991
Lawrence High School nurse Cindy Murray doesn’t try to fool herself. She guesses there are more pregnant high school students than she knows about. By the end of the 1989-90 academic year, Murray knew of 26 girls who were pregnant. She kept records on 23 girls who were pregnant during the 1990-91 school year.
S WORK ON DISPLAY
October 20, 1991
For Pok-Chi Lau, the current design department faculty show is a chance to show a sampling of his work along with recent pieces from his colleagues. “In the faculty shows, what you see is a small glimpse of some of the current faculty work,” said Lau, who has four photographs in the show now appearing at the Art and Design Building. “What I’m showing is a small selection from a series of many images.”
CORRECTION
October 20, 1991
A telephone number in Friday’s Journal-World in a story about Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s “Wild West Show” was incorrect. For information on the show, call Judith McFadden or Jan Breithaupt at 749-6134.
RECYCLING PROGRAM TARGETS CANS
October 20, 1991
When Lawrence residents take out the trash, they are taking themselves to the cleaners. Lawrence residents dump more than $96,000 in precious metals into the city landfill every year, says Pat Marvin, city recycling coordinator.
October 20, 1991
Playwrights today find gender-crossing a hot topic for the stage. Consider David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly,” about a male French diplomat who falls in love with a Chinese actor pretending to be a woman, or Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls,” one of whose characters is a legendary medieval woman who, posing as a man, became pope.
LEARNED CLUB STAGES FOOD AND WINE TASTINGS
October 20, 1991
Measured portions of oven-dried cherry tomatoes, seaweed squares, basil, mushrooms and other fine foods filled dishes clustered according to recipe on a white linen-covered table. Rows of wine bottles marched along another table like soldiers in formation, while a third horseshoe of tables supported hot plates, food processors, various kitchen utensils and cooking wines the accouterments of a chef.
NOTHING WORKS FOR CYCLONES
October 20, 1991
Iowa State used four quarterbacks in Saturday’s 41-0 loss to Kansas at Memorial Stadium. A fifth might have made an appearance had the day’s destruction lasted much longer.
NEXT NOMINEE?
October 20, 1991
To the Editor: Fire Dr. Anita Hill?
LEFT-WING TURN-ABOUT
October 20, 1991
To the Editor: Isn’t it scary how quickly the left-wingers lost their long-standing concern for the “rights of the accused” when it came to blacks who have escaped from the Liberal Plantation? And thank goodness for live televised hearings. What a difference between what I saw happen and how my local newspaper “reported” it.
MAPLE LEAF ORGANIZERS TIP THEIR HAT TO NATURE
October 20, 1991
After wrapping up a 90-minute parade at the 34th Annual Maple Leaf Festival, Baldwin Mayor Loren Litteer expressed a little gratitude to Mother Nature. “The weather’s cooperating, and the trees are cooperating,” Litteer said, smiling. “In 34 years, we haven’t been rained out yet.”
GAME OFFICIALS WARN DRIVERS OF DEER
October 20, 1991
Collisions between vehicles and deer increased during the past year, but motorists can take steps to avoid joining the statistics, according to a state wildlife official. Keith Sexson, big-game program coordinator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, said bucks will be searching for mates during rutting season, which lasts from late October through November with peak activity in the middle two weeks of November.
AGENCY NOT REJOICING OVER EXPANSION
October 20, 1991
When DCCCA Center opened in 1974 as the Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism, it served clients from a one-room loft on Massachusetts Street. Back then, the non-profit agency sported an executive director, a secretary, a movie projector and a few films on alcoholism. Today, DCCCA has about 145 employees statewide and is preparing to move its headquarters to a new $1.2 million office at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.
JAYHAWKS WHITEWASH ISU, 41-0
October 20, 1991
Three and a half years ago, Kansas had the worst defense in NCAA history. On Saturday, Kansas blanked Iowa State, 41-0, at Memorial Stadium.
LOCAL RETAILERS EXPECT THEIR SALES TO DEFY TREND
October 20, 1991
While retailers in other parts of the country may be bracing for a disappointing holiday shopping season, Lawrence merchants say they’re stocking their shelves full in anticipation of strong sales. Local merchants say business has held steady so far this year, even as their counterparts in other regions of the United States lamented the effects of the recession. That’s given them confidence that the Lawrence retail community will continue to be insulated from the factors that may make consumers elsewhere more frugal.
SENATE QUESTIONS
October 20, 1991
To the Editor: I am sending the following questions to Senators Dole and Kassebaum:
VOLUNTEERS PITCH IN TO REROOF CLUB
October 20, 1991
The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence had needed roof repairs since March, when Lawrence was pounded by a hailstorm. So on Saturday morning, more than a dozen roofers climbed on top of the building, donating their time and work to reshingle it. The members of Roofers Local Union 20-20B spent most of the day hammering new shingles onto the roof.
S DAVIS EFFECTIVE EARLY
October 20, 1991
Don Davis did a game’s worth of good Saturday before some fans found their seats in Memorial Stadium. Davis, a freshman linebacker from Olathe South, played a major role as Kansas took a 10-0 lead and went on to annihilate Iowa State, 41-0.
RESERVE LIFTS BU TO 19-6 VICTORY
October 20, 1991
Baker’s reserve running backs continue to respond when pressed into duty. Backup fullback Paul Hummel rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown to lead the Wildcats to a 19-6 college football win over Evangel at the Planter Sports Complex on Saturday night.
MOTHERHOOD AT 17 TAUGHT LHS STUDENT REAL WORLD LESSONS
October 20, 1991
Pam Studebaker and her boyfriend knew all about birth control. She and Joel Kucza weren’t planning on having sex, but things got a little carried away one day during her junior year in high school. They hadn’t talked about sex. If they had, Pam believes she and Joel “definitely would have used birth control” and today wouldn’t be the parents of 5-year-old twin boys.
LHS BOYS SECOND, GIRLS THIRD IN SUNFLOWER CROSS COUNTRY
October 20, 1991
The important phase of the high school cross country season has arrived, and Lawrence is making it count. The Lions’ boys finished second and the girls placed third in the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.