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DEFACING HISTORY
September 4, 1991
What is it about cemeteries that seems to make them such a popular target for vandals? Do such people find it daring to venture among tombstones late at night and deface the memory of people who can no longer defend themselves at least in this world?
ARE EXPECTATIONS TOO HIGH AT KU?
September 4, 1991
You’ll find Kansas ranked No. 25 in the college football poll published not too long ago by the Dallas Morning News. Morning News writer Ivan Maisel describes the Jayhawks as the “best 3-7-1 team in the nation” last year and predicts KU will flip-flop more or less to a 7-4 record this fall.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT CONDITION REPORTS
September 4, 1991
Ray Beaumont, 33, Lawrence, remained in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after falling off the roof of his house Saturday morning. Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
NINE STARTERS BOLSTER RANKS AT TONGANOXIE
September 4, 1991
Tonganoxie High coach Steve Hughes is tight-lipped about his football team. After all, he has not had much time to evaluate them. “You don’t really know until after a few games,” he said. “At this point we’re really positive, but by no means overconfident. We play a lot of teams that are consistently tough.”
HALLMARK BACK AT WORK AFTER SPILL.
September 4, 1991
All Hallmark employees who were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a chemical spill Tuesday at the local plant, 101 McDonald Dr., were back at work this morning, said John Hasting, plant manager. “All 30 of them showed up this morning at 8 o’clock, and then we had a company doctor look at them,” he said.
PUBLIC MEETING SET ON TRAFFICWAY DESIGN
September 4, 1991
The first public meeting on the design of the South Lawrence Trafficway will be held Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse. The meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m., will feature presentations by the two engineering firms doing design work for the trafficway. The public will be able to ask questions of company representatives and county officials.
AUDITIONS SCHEDULED FOR MAPLE LEAF PLAY
September 4, 1991
Auditions for “A Melodrama at Maple Leaf” will be held at 7 p.m. today and Thursday in the Baldwin High School band room. Kathy Davis, director of Baldwin’s Community Leisure Education Arts and Recreation coalition, said about 15 adults are needed to perform the slapstick comedy, which doesn’t have an official title. Mark Clark will be director and Michael Swan will be assistant director.
KU SORORITY SPONSORS FUND-RAISER AND PARTY
September 4, 1991
The Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Gamma, a Kansas University sorority, will sponsor Anchor Splash 1991 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Alvamar Country Club. Anchor Splash is an annual event to raise money for Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy. Last year, the chapter donated $1,000 to Audio Reader, a non-profit organization that provides a radio reading service for anyone who has difficulty reading standard printed material. Audio Reader broadcasts from KU.
EDITH E. ERNST
September 4, 1991
Memorial services for Edith E. Ernst, 90, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will precede the services at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Ernst died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1991, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
SCHMIDT NOW NO. 1 CENTER
September 4, 1991
Kansas football coach Glen Mason has shuffled the offensive line prior to Saturday’s season opener at Toledo. Dan Schmidt, a 6-1, 260-pound sophomore from Olathe, has moved over from guard to No. 1 center replacing Dave Marcum, and Hessley Hempstead, a 6-1, 290-pound red-shirt freshman from Upland, Calif., has taken over Schmidt’s starting position at guard.
LHS GOLFERS SEEK SPOT AT STATE MEET
September 4, 1991
The Lawrence High girls’ golf team has mapped a path for this year’s season. Destination: Alvamar. Although geographically Alvamar is located just a few miles west of the high school campus, the Lion girls have a long way to go to reach the state championships scheduled there on Oct. 21.
S SUPPORTERS RALLY
September 4, 1991
A group of Kansas University students rallied in defense of Darren Fulcher, student body president, on the eve of a Student Senate meeting called to focus on Fulcher’s arrest for allegedly battering his ex-girlfriend. “The story some people are getting is that Darren is some enraged lunatic who goes around beating women. That’s the furthest from the truth,” said Carlos Fleming, a Cleveland senior who spoke on Fulcher’s behalf. “He did make a mistake. He owes apologies to many people. But one mistake shouldn’t outweigh his good qualities.”
WORK STARTING ON INSTITUTE AT MED CENTER
September 4, 1991
The Kansas University Medical Center was scheduled to break ground this afternoon for the Sutherland Institute for Facial Rehabilitation on its Kansas City, Kan., campus. The Sutherland Institute will house specialists from a variety of areas to treat people with congenital and acquired facial disfigurements and body reconstruction needs.
AUDITORIUM PROJECT STILL MOVING AHEAD
September 4, 1991
Lawrence sculptor Mike Elwell said he hopes to be renting out the former Granada theater as a multipurpose auditorium by late this fall. “With any luck, we’re looking at mid-November as having the heating and cooling systems in so we can start renting it out to various groups,” he said this morning.
TRIAL ON DRUG CHARGES SET FOR LAWRENCE MAN
September 4, 1991
A trial date has been scheduled in Jefferson County District Court for Stuart Doores, a Lawrence man arrested in Jefferson County on four drug-related charges. Two days Oct. 29 and 30 have been set aside for Doores’ trial. Pretrial motions will be considered during a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
CITY TAKING BIDS ON TRUCKSMOWER
September 4, 1991
Sealed bids on two trucks and a lawnmower will be opened on Oct. 7, the Lecompton City Council decided Tuesday. Susie Hackathorn, city clerk, said the city hopes to sell a 1979 Jeep pickup truck, a 1972 Ford pickup truck and a riding lawnmower. The items will be available for inspection from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 in front of the community building.
COMPTROLLER
September 4, 1991
The computer-assisted financial aid distribution system introduced this fall at Kansas University improved service to students, a KU comptroller says. “We ran into no problems that I’m aware of that affected students,” said Ben Tillman, associate comptroller. “It’s a great system.”
INVESTIGATION OF HOUSE FIRE IS CONTINUING
September 4, 1991
An arson fire that damaged a residence at 3032 Steven Dr. was not the work of a professional, the head of an arson investigation squad said today. Investigators believe only one person set the Monday fire and that person knew the occupant of the house was not home, said Lawrence Police Det. Ed Brunt, who is heading the seven-member squad investigating the fire.
EUDORA MEAT CUTTING BUSINESS CLOSES, REOPENS AS RESTAURANT
September 4, 1991
After spending more than 31 years in the butchering and meat cutting business, Tom Pyle and his family have turned restaurateurs. The decision to make the change came about as a result of a growing nationwide trend with farmers taking their cattle to sale barns instead of local butchers, Pyle said.
CITY SEEKS CLUES ABOUT VANDALISM
September 4, 1991
Orville Moorman stopped his white pickup truck on the roadway near a large stone cross that had been knocked over on its face. The 71-year-old Lawrence man shook his head. He looked across the northeast section of Oak Hill Cemetery, where about 175 other grave markers had been pushed off pedestals, tipped over or broken by vandals over the Labor Day weekend.
AIKMAN REMAINS DOWN-TO-EARTH INDIVIDUAL FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
September 4, 1991
Troy Aikman is the latest media darling in a football-crazed state, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback hasn’t let all the attention go to his head. So says Tom Whitenight, a former Lawrence High and UCLA offensive lineman, who just happens to be one of Aikman’s best friends.
AFTERNOON MEETING DECISION PUT ON HOLD BY COMMISSION
September 4, 1991
With Mayor Bob Walters delayed in Chicago by weather, the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday deferred until next week a decision on holding some of its meetings in the afternoon. Commissioner Bob Schumm recapped a suggestion he made two weeks ago that the commission, instead of meeting at 6:35 p.m. every Tuesday, conduct every other meeting from 4 p.m. to about 7 p.m.
MAGAZINE RANKING OF TOP COLLEGE BUYS RANKLES KU OFFICIAL
September 4, 1991
Kansas University officials today disputed the notion that KU isn’t one of the top 100 educational buys among U.S. colleges and universities. Rice University, Houston, was named the nation’s best college buy Tuesday in Money magazine.
ELSON L. HOWSER
September 4, 1991
Private graveside services for Elson Laney Howser, 75, Lawrence, were today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Howser died Monday, Sept. 2, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AID TO SOVIETS WILL BENEFIT U.S., VISITING STUDENTS SAY
September 4, 1991
Western democracies should give economic assistance to the Soviet Union, even though it may take 10 years or more for the Soviets to transform their political and economic structure, two Russian students attending Kansas University said Tuesday. The West “will profit from a democratic Soviet Union,” said Anton Shakhmuradian, a 23-year-old exchange student from Leningrad.
PHILOSOPHY PROFESSORS TO GIVE LECTURE AT KU
September 4, 1991
Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins, both professors at Texas University, will give a lecture about “The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love” at 3 p.m. Monday at the International Room of Kansas University’s Kansas Union. Solomon is the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy at Texas University, and Higgins is an assistant professor of philosophy at Texas. They are co-editors of the book “The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love,” published by the University Press of Kansas.
CHEMICALS CONCERN AREA RESIDENTS
September 4, 1991
Even before a federal study was released Tuesday that said dogs may be at risk of cancer if their owners use a weed-killing herbicide, Douglas County residents were raising questions about using the chemicals. National Cancer Institute researchers reported Tuesday that dogs whose owners use a herbicide containing 2,4-D have up to twice the risk of developing lymphatic cancer. And the study said research is needed to determine whether household use of the plant-killing chemical also could pose a risk to humans.