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STUDENT-VETERANS RETURN TO COLLEGE
September 1, 1991
When Phil Borders left Kansas University last November, he had a good reason: His Army Reserve unit had been activated, and he was being called to duty. Borders, a Lawrence sophomore, helped set up the 410th Evacuation Hospital in January in Saudi Arabia, about 15 miles from the Iraqi border.
FEWER TESTS, NEW FORMATS FACE STUDENTS
September 1, 1991
Although local students might welcome the news that the Lawrence school district will administer tests to fewer students this school year, they should bear in mind that some of the tests will involve more than the traditional multiple-choice questions. The school district plans to administer six tests this school year that assess the proficiencies of entire grade levels of students. Many of the tests are new, and many of the tests follow new formats.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
September 1, 1991
Notes and quotes while wondering if it’s just a coincidence the recent tailspin of the Chicago White Sox coincided with Bo Jackson’s return to the headlines… How long has Nebraska’s football dominance over Kansas lasted? Let’s put it this way. KU’s last victory over the Huskers occurred six days before Bob Beamon established his supposedly unbreakable world long jump record at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics…
KU UNVEILS SCHOLARSHIP HALL PLANS
September 1, 1991
A Topeka construction firm was the low bidder for the construction of the K.K. and Margaret Amini scholarship residence hall at Kansas Univerisity. R.D. Andersen Construction Co. Inc., Topeka, provided the low bid of $1,419,000 for the project. The bids were opened Friday in the offices of the KU Endowment Assn. University and state officials will award the contract soon.
HASKELL STUDENT BODY LEADER WANTS PEERS TO GET INVOLVED
September 1, 1991
One of the main goals of Haskell Indian Junior College’s student body president is to increase students’ involvement in the Lawrence community. Shawn Braun, a Haskell sophomore who was elected president during the spring semester, said he would like to show Lawrence residents that there are good people at the Bureau of Indian Affairs school.
LINNA ADDA HOUK
September 1, 1991
Funeral arrangements for Linna Adda Houk, 90, rural Berryton, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Houk died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CROWDS FILL AREA LAKES ON HOLIDAY WEEKEND
September 1, 1991
Park managers at area lakes reported full but relatively quiet campgrounds so far this holiday weekend. Jerry Schecher, park manager at Clinton Lake, said Saturday afternoon that campgrounds there were 90 percent full.
CRIME REPORTS UP 10 IN CITY
September 1, 1991
Crime in Lawrence leaped more than 10 percent during the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 1990, statistics released today by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation show. Lawrence police reported 2,402 Part I crimes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, burglary, motor-vehicle theft and theft from January through June. That’s a 10.4 percent increase over the 2,175 crimes reported in the city from January through June 1990.
BURGLARIES AT BUSINESSES MAY BE RELATED, POLICE SAY
September 1, 1991
Lawrence police Saturday reported three clusters of burglaries that may be related. Sgt. Ron Dalquest said three burglaries occurred between 5 p.m. Thursday and 12:45 a.m. Friday at businesses at 2201 W. 25th St.
SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON JOB TRAINING
September 1, 1991
Full Citizenship Inc. is sponsoring a workshop on job coaching at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library. Job coaches provide support to workers with disabilities as the workers learn to do jobs for local employers.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES ADVISORY
September 1, 1991
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is issuing an advisory to youths and adults who attended the Twin Cities Regional Youth Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., the weekend of Aug. 16-18. A person at the meeting had the measles. The purpose of the advisory is to alert the public and health care community to be on the alert for measles symptoms.
TENDING THE CONCRETE GARDEN
September 1, 1991
A group of mostly Lawrence area residents has developed an intimate working relationship with crumbling concrete and a new appreciation for the tenacity of Virginia creeper since purchasing the Garden of Eden in Lucas three years ago. Described as the most unusual grassroots art environment in the state, the Garden was created in the early part of the century by Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, a populist politician and self-taught biblical scholar.
ASIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL BEGINS
September 1, 1991
A Wednesday lecture challenging the status of Asian-Americans as the “model minority” opens the first Kansas University Asian-American Festival. The monthlong event is organized by festival coordinators Paul Stephen Lim, assistant professor of English, and Jerry Schultz, program assistant, Center for East Asian Studies.
BAKERDG-NROLLMENT HITS RECORD AT BAKER
September 1, 1991
Enrollment at Baker University is at an all-time high of 1,636 students, a 25 percent increase from last year. According to a news release from the university, the increase was spurred by Baker’s new School of Nursing program, which has a student enrollment of 104.
INVENTOR PURSUES A MAGIC VISION
September 1, 1991
Using computers as an entrepreneurial tool is nothing new for Roger Holden but this time the local inventor thinks he may have tapped an idea that could revolutionize life for the blind and seeing-impaired. Holden, president of Magic Visions Inc., a local animation studio, is using a $12,000 grant from the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., a state-affiliated agency that funds product innovation and commercialization, to launch his current project. His ultimate goal is to develop a visual prosthetic and, ultimately, a way for the blind to perceive the world around them.
PARENT-TEACHER PARTNERSHIP
September 1, 1991
As local parents get ready to send their children back to school this fall, a survey of American school principals offers some food for thought. Of the 10,000 elementary and middle school principals who responded to the survey, 98 percent said the preparation children receive at home can make a “dramatic to very significant” difference in how those students do in school.
RENEGADES
September 1, 1991
Doug Delaney grew up in Levittown, N.Y., the Long Island village that came to symbolize ‘50s suburban conformity. But now he’s in Lawrence, Kan., a city that fails to symbolize any kind of conformity, and he wants to set up a theater group that challenges his audience.
AT LHS LIONS 380-80-7 SINCE 1943
September 1, 1991
Lawrence High Liberty Memorial High, back then was known for good football teams when Chalmer Woodard applied and was hired for the head coaching position in 1943. But Woodard didn’t choose to leave Dodge City because of the tradition and the chance to win.
Purdy’s known Lions for years
Lions impressed Purdy early
September 1, 1991
Even though he’s entering just his second season at Lawrence High, Dick Purdy goes way back with the Lions’ football program. “At my age, I’ve been around Kansas football a long time,” Purdy said. “When I went to Baker, Katie Schaake, Elmer Schaake’s daughter, was my phys-ed teacher. And I played against two of Chalmer Woodard’s teams when he was at McPherson College.
S KNOWN LIONS FOR YEARS
September 1, 1991
Even though he’s entering just his second season at Lawrence High, Dick Purdy goes way back with the Lions’ football program. “At my age, I’ve been around Kansas football a long time,” Purdy said. “When I went to Baker, Katie Schaake, Elmer Schaake’s daughter, was my phys-ed teacher. And I played against two of Chalmer Woodard’s teams when he was at McPherson College.
MASON PRAISES JAYHAWKS AFTER LAST SCRIMMAGE
September 1, 1991
Glen Mason is primed and so, the Kansas coach believes, is his team. “I think we’re ready to play a football game,” Mason said following a two-hour closed scrimmage at Memorial Stadium. “I thought it was pretty good.”
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
September 1, 1991
Brenda Dahl and baby boy, Lawrence. BIRTHS
Lions 380-80-7 since 1943
Winning is kind of a habit’ at LHS
September 1, 1991
Lawrence High - Liberty Memorial High, back then - was known for good football teams when Chalmer Woodard applied and was hired for the head coaching position in 1943. But Woodard didn’t choose to leave Dodge City because of the tradition and the chance to win. He did it for the money.
ORIENTEER KANSAS SCHEDULES EVENT
September 1, 1991
Orienteer Kansas will hold a “Couples O’ Event” beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Woodridge Area in Clinton State Park, south of Stull. Organizers prefer mailed entries postmarked by Sept. 11. Registration on the day of the event is accepted. Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
IN KC, UNICORN MAKES A THEATRICAL STATEMENT
September 1, 1991
In an old garage just up the street from the Grand Emporium live-music bar, men and women fall in love, break apart, yell at each other, laugh with each other and examine the state of our world, all in front of a hip audience. That’s the site of the 12-year-old Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City’s institutionalized site for challenging plays, small-scale musicals and an occasional classic.
2ND CITY
September 1, 1991
Imagine yourself on stage with one or two other actors, in front of an audience thats demands something funny right now. You have a situation and a lot of training and rehearsing, but you don’t have a script. You’re on your own. Seems scary.