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STUDENT VOLUNTEER CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF
October 31, 1991
More than 120 Kansas University students are expected to lend a hand with several local community service projects as part of a national volunteer effort this weekend. KU is one of more than 100 schools involved in the “Into the Streets” college service campaign, which is designed to encourage student volunteerism and to raise awareness of community needs, a project organizer said.
TO THE EDITOR:
October 31, 1991
The Russia-Kansas All Star Classic caused my husband and me some concern. About 500 of their brochures were strewn along our country road. They were a bright pink color. Needless to say, we were very upset. After I read one, I phoned a number that was listed. The man assured me that this disgusting trashing was not done by this organization that promotes peace. The pink brochures were picked up and we were given tickets to the game.
SEASON, 1-0
October 31, 1991
Lawrence High’s soccer season ended Wednesday with a 1-0 loss to Olathe North at Olathe District Stadium. “It was a great game,” LHS coach Shaun Trenholm said. “It was gut-wrenching. The score was 0-0 with about a minute-and-a-half left, and we gave up a goal on a penalty kick.”
AREA BRACES FOR SLEET, SNOW BLAST
October 31, 1991
City and county road crews are on alert for a malevolent Halloween night, and the public went on a buying binge today as people began bracing themselves for a wintry smorgasbord from the cold front that is gripping the area. Craig Clark, Kansas University weather forecaster, said the county is under a winter storm watch tonight. The watch calls for freezing rain and sleet to turn to snow later tonight. The snow is expected to continue until Friday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
October 31, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported A 1985 Mazda valued at $6,000 was taken between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from the 2300 block of Alabama.
WEATHER, ECONOMY DRIVE PEOPLE TO LOCAL SHELTER
October 31, 1991
Last December, on its busiest night of the winter, the Salvation Army’s overnight shelter housed 27 people. It was six degrees outside. The past two nights, the shelter housed 31, said Jim McDonald, shelter supervisor. And about a half-dozen of its regulars did not show up, having found another place to stay.
POLICE SEEKING HOLDUP SUSPECTS
October 31, 1991
Lawrence police are looking for two men who robbed a 22-year-old Lawrence man at gunpoint Tuesday at a local bank where the man was withdrawing money from an automated teller machine. About 6:20 p.m., the man entered an indoor area housing an ATM at the First National Bank of Lawrence, 1807 W. 23rd. While he was making his transaction, one of the suspects entered the area. The suspect began talking about the weather with the 22-year-old man.
PALACIOS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT KU AT LEAGUE
October 31, 1991
Kansas’ women’s cross country team has never placed higher than fourth at the Big Eight championships. That might change on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
COX SERVICES
October 31, 1991
Services for Eva Mae Swallow Cox, 90, Duarte, Calif., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Douglass and Zook Mortuary Chapel in Monrovia, Calif. Burial will be in Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. Ms. Cox, a former Lawrence resident who was a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1991. She was born April 27, 1901, the daughter of Benjamin and Emma Bosserman Swallow.
S PRESENCE IS VISIBLE AT INDIAN EDUCATION MEETING
October 31, 1991
Haskell Indian Junior College President Bob Martin said he left a recent conference on Indian education with a renewed sense of enthusiasm. Martin returned this week from the National Indian Education Assn.’s 23rd annual conference, “Building Educational Excellence into the 21st Century,” which was Saturday through Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. About 2,500 educators, parents, administrators and students attended the conference.
KAWS, CHIEFTAINS TO CLASH
October 31, 1991
Take one Tonganoxie and Perry-Lecompton high school football matchup. Give both teams 7-1 records against identical opponents. Mix in undefeated district records. Add similar philosophies powerful running attacks and a reluctance to pass. Stir in the thought of winning a league title.
FIRE DAMAGES APARTMENTS THIS MORNING
October 31, 1991
About 23 Meadowbrook Apartment residents safely evacuated their homes after a fire broke out early this morning, causing an estimated $100,000 damage to the west Lawrence complex. Residents living in the building Windsor Square T evacuated about 1:15 a.m. today.
2 LAWRENCE BANKS TO BE CONSOLIDATED
October 31, 1991
The consolidation trend that has been sweeping the U.S. banking industry apparently has hit home. The winning bid for Lawrence National Bank was made by MidAmerican Corp., the Johnson County-based holding company that controls First National Bank of Lawrence.
THE GOLF COURSE HASSLE
October 31, 1991
Two Lawrence city commissioners have been accused of going back on campaign promises to produce a city-owned golf course. The impact of the charge is somewhat lessened, of course, by the fact the source happens to be the attorney for a local group pressing for a city course. He wouldn’t be earning his money if he didn’t so speak. Be that as it may, even if the Lawrence Municipal Golf Course Committee did favor commissioners Bob Schulte and John Nalbandian, it seems the two have a right to change their minds if there is a prospect that private rather than public funds can be used to create such an entity.
S HALLOWEEN 365 DAYSYEAR
October 31, 1991
Crispin Burnham knows how to scare people. He does it with stories of modern-day vampires, ghosts and werewolves, as well as stories that prey on reader’s latent, psychological fears.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 31, 1991
Baby girl Evans, Lawrence; Tami Griffin and baby girl, Lawrence. BIRTHS Elias Martinez and Julie Brown-Martinez, Baldwin, a girl, Wednesday.
DEMOCRATS NEED NEW IMAGE, WILDER SAYS
October 31, 1991
Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, an admitted long shot for the Democratic presidential nomination, doesn’t understand musings about a possible run by New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. “I don’t find the people in Kansas, Illinois, New Hampshire, Florida or Texas saying, `Where is Mario?’ I don’t find it in New York, where he is,” Wilder said Wednesday at Kansas State University.
COUNTY RAISES AMBULANCE RATES
October 31, 1991
Beginning Nov. 11, a ride in a Douglas County ambulance will cost from 23 percent to 40 percent more than the current rate. The county commission on Wednesday approved increasing the county’s ambulance rates to shift more of the payment for ambulance services from county taxpayers to consumers. The move also will bring the rates more in line with industry averages, said Ted McFarlane, Douglas County Ambulance Service director.
KU PROF SEES BENEFIT FROM FREE-TRADE PACT
October 31, 1991
A free-trade agreement between Mexico and the United States would benefit both countries in the long run, but may not become a reality for several years because of short-term political issues, an expert on Latin America said during a luncheon Monday. “The bottom line is free trade would benefit both contries in the long run by expanding markets and lower prices,” said Charles Stansifer, Kansas University professor of history and former director of KU’s Center for Latin American Studies.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOND UP FOR VOTE
October 31, 1991
DeSoto school officials say the district’s need for new facilities has reached a critical level. As a result, DeSoto patrons will vote at a special election Tuesday on a $10.7 million bond issue to finance construction of a new elementary school and a new high school. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ROCK BAND PRIMUS AIMS TO PLEASE THEMSELVES
October 31, 1991
For a man who’s been described as a “whirling dervish” onstage, Les Claypool of Primus sounds mellow and intellectual in conversation. It’s an apparant contradiction. But the onstage Claypool and the offstage one are somehow part of the same puzzle, and from what Claypool says about himself and his stage persona, it’s a puzzle indeed.
HOME-ROAD RECORD PUZZLING TO MASON
October 31, 1991
Kansas hasn’t lost a single one of its three home football games, yet the Jayhawks have only one victory to show for four road trips. Thus Kansas is a much better football team here than it is away from home. Or is it?
T EXPECT QUICK RESULTS
October 31, 1991
The opening of the Middle East peace conference is encouraging, but the historic problems of the region aren’t likely to be solved in the short term, both Arab students at Kansas University and a supporter of Israel said today. “I hope that something will come out of it, but I’m not holding my breath,” said Nezar Gharbia, a KU Palestinian student from Gaza.
EXPERTS IDENTIFY MEASURES TO CUT UNIVERSITY COSTS
October 31, 1991
Costs at state universities could be lowered significantly by reducing enrollment through selective admissions and eliminating entire academic units, state academic officials say. Stanley Koplik, executive director of the State Board of Regents, said the key to saving money isn’t to go after a degree program here and there.
S SENTENCING PLANS ON TARGET, LEGISLATORS SAY
October 31, 1991
Two Lawrence legislators today said they agreed with Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan’s suggestion that Kansas change its incarceration policies and sentencing laws to deal more leniently with non-violent offenders. However, Rep. John Solbach, D-Lawrence, said the the Kansas Legislature should be cautious about dealing more severely with those who commit violent crimes.
LL FIND FARM
October 31, 1991
“Ol’ (actually he’s not that old) Bob Timmons had a farm. E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm they had a cross country course. E-I-E-I-O.
KU SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST ADVISES ATHLETES ON SKILL
October 31, 1991
Be mentally tough, free yourself from distractions and put your mind in position to score. This is the advice a Kansas University sports psychologist gives professional golfers and college athletes.