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PENALTIES DOOM RAIDERS
September 28, 1991
Five penalties for 45 yards don’t exactly make Shawnee Mission South the bad boys of football. Maybe just the dumb boys of football, coach Fred Merrill said.
LHS SENIOR WANTS YOUTH TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED
September 28, 1991
Rosemary Wu, a Lawrence High School senior active in community service, hopes a state conference she attended this week will pave the way for encouraging other Kansas youth to get involved in their communities. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Wu attended a planning conference in Topeka to help Kansas win a grant through the National and Community Service Act. The law is designed “to promote an ethic of civic responsibility, to enable all, but particularly young, Americans to make a substantial commitment to service.”
PENN HOUSE ADVOCATES SELF-HELP FOR CLIENTS
September 28, 1991
A woman in a faded floral dress sorts through a reck of baby clothes as her 2-year-old daughter tugs at her feet. An elderly man examines day-old pastries and drops a box of doughnuts in a shopping bag. Nearby, a volunteer unpacks boxes of donated food. So begins a typical morning at Penn House, 1035 Pa., a not-for-profit cooperative organization for low-income families.
MOUL SERVICES
September 28, 1991
Services for Gregory R. “Dusty” Moul, 49, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, the Rev. Ronald Mickley officiating. Cremation is planned. Mr. Moul died Friday, Sept. 27, 1991, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He had cancer.
HEATING BILL HELP AVAILABLE
September 28, 1991
When colder weather hits, heating bills go up and some Lawrence residents may have trouble keeping their utility bills current. In keeping with general practices, Kansas Public Service and KPL Gas Service soon will enact the cold weather rule, which is mandated by the Kansas Corporation Commission. The rule, which limits the utilities’ ability to disconnect services for non-payment, will be in effect from Nov. 1 to March 31.
FOR THE RECORD
September 28, 1991
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
37 TEAMS WILL PLAY IN FOOTBALL BENEFIT
September 28, 1991
Delta Upsilon fraternity members at Kansas University have signed up 37 teams to participate in the 11th Annual Greg Wilkerson Memorial Football Classic, a week-long benefit tournament scheduled to kick off on Sunday. Organizers of the eight-on-eight flag football tournament hope to raise $17,500 for The Villages, Inc., a national non-profit organization based in Topeka that provides group homes and families for abused and neglected children.
KU GRADUATE PLEDGES FUNDS FOR ART MUSEUM
September 28, 1991
A $300,000 commitment from a Kansas University graduate will create an art acquisition fund at the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University, Andrea Norris, museum director, announced Friday. The gift from Donald E. Sloan of Portola Valley, Calif., to the KU Endowment Association is being developed through life insurance and will provide funds for adding to the museum’s collection of contemporary art.
T BEEN IDENTIFIED
September 28, 1991
Two days after the Kansas Bureau of Investigation cut down 50 marijuana plants in southwest Douglas County, local authorities say they don’t know who planted the marijuana patch. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said the marijuana appeared to have been fertilized and watered. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified, Anderson said.
LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN
September 28, 1991
To the Editor: This is in response to the criminal case proceedings in your “On the Record” column on page 7A of the Sept. 25 paper, concerning the dismissal of charges against a 28-year-old Lawrence man accused of taking indecent liberties with a 7-year-old.
JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN DIES IN FARM ACCIDENT
September 28, 1991
A 76-year-old Jefferson County man was killed in a farm accident at his rural home on Friday. Charles Walter died after he became pinned under the front wheel of a tractor while trying to cut down tree limbs at his home southeast of Oskaloosa, said a Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman.
KENNETH J. BACHMAN SR.
September 28, 1991
Services for Kenneth J. Bachman Sr., 61, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Bachman died Friday, Sept. 27, 1991, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka.
September 28, 1991
To the Editor: Over and over again I hear the words “junk mail” as if it is a bad word like rape and drugs. Many of our fine merchants up and down our main street and across our city send advertisements of their business products through the mail. Mr. Schumm, this is called business mail, not junk mail.
OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE NEW BERT NASH COMPLEX
September 28, 1991
Six Lawrence citizens will celebrate Independence Day on Oct. 6 this year. That’s the day they’ll gain a new degree of independence when the Bert Nash Community Health Center opens its first supported housing complex for mentally disabled adults.
MORE FOOT-DRAGGING
September 28, 1991
Well, at least Congress this time didn’t wait until government operations had to be shut down for a day or two. Still, our national legislative body’s tendency to talk big and act small continues. Late as usual with its annual spending legislation, Congress has taken the first step to ensure the government will keep functioning when the new fiscal year begins next week. On a voice vote and with no dispute, the House approved a bill that would provide enough money for the government to operate through Oct. 17. The measure thus moves to the Senate.
14-12 VICTORY
September 28, 1991
Blow-out victories are nice, but to Tulsa Crum’s way of thinking, the last-minute nail-biters are better. “I think it’s better to play a game that goes down to the wire,” said Crum, a Perry-Lecompton senior. “When you reach down in your soul and pull it off, when you come back in the lockerroom, there’s no better feeling.”
LIONS SURPASS SM SOUTH, 24-7 REESE HAULS IN FOUR RECEPTIONS
September 28, 1991
One-for-22 in passing through his first three outings, Shane Robinson was like a rent check on the second of the month. Overdue.
A PRELUDE TO GREATNESS
September 28, 1991
A Journal-World news story 25 years ago this month may not have drawn much attention from some readers and probably did not create any immediate stir. Yet it quietly set the stage for one of the most striking success stories in Kansas University history. The story announced that Takeru Higuchi, a 20-year veteran of the Wisconsin University pharmacy faculty, was coming to KU in the fall of 1967 as regents distinguished professor of pharmacy and chemistry and as chairman of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry.
OSKIE QUARTERBACKS INJURED IN 40-6 LOSS
September 28, 1991
Oskaloosa took a beating Friday night. The Bears left the field bruised and battered, losing two quarterbacks in a 40-6 high school football loss to Wathena at Oskaloosa’s field.
S NEW DIRECTOR OUTLINES GOALS
September 28, 1991
Befriending a child as a big brother or big sister should be easy for adult volunteers, the new leader of the Douglas County chapter of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America. “We tell volunteers that if you’ve been a friend to anybody in your entire life, you have what it takes to be a big brother or big sister, because the basis of the program is a one-to-one friendship between an adult and a child,” said Tim McHenry, newly named executive director of the local BBBSA.
S 21-7 WIN COULD BE COSTLY
September 28, 1991
Tonganoxie coach Steve Hughes knows the Chieftains’ 21-7 win over Lansing on Friday night was crucial to the Kaw Valley League title chase. He doesn’t know yet the cost.
S BUSY WITH FELINE RESCUE
September 28, 1991
Some put their efforts into helping the dolphins. Others are wont to save the whales, baby seals or northern crayfish frogs. But Joe and Amy Hayes, co-owners of Joe’s Drum Shop, 1000 Mass., are scratching on a different philanthropic post they’re into feline rescue.
Lions surpass SM Sourth, 24-7
Reese hauls in four receptions
September 28, 1991
One-for-22 in passing through his first three outings, Shane Robinson was like a rent check on the second of the month. Overdue.
AUTUMN IS SEASON TO CHECK FURNACES
September 28, 1991
As many Lawrence residents have discovered during the past few weeks, a lot can happen to a home’s furnace during its summer vacation. Just as a car needs to be winterized, so does a home’s heating system.
SATURDAY COLUMN
September 28, 1991
It is unfortunate more people in and around Lawrence as well as throughout the Middle West do not know more about, or appreciate, Baker University. It is a top-flight university with excellent leadership. Thursday, the school celebrated the opening of the current academic year with Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as the convocation’s featured speaker.
BALDWIN BASHES PAOLA, 22-8
September 28, 1991
Those who attended Baldwin’s football practice on Wednesday might have heard Bulldog coach Bernie Bierman yelling, “Aw, Heck!” That’s wide receiver Brian Heck.
ON ACADEMICS ALONE, SURVEY PUTS KU 28TH
September 28, 1991
An open admissions policy is responsible for Kansas University getting a 113th-place overall ranking in a magazine’s survey of U.S. universities, but the survey places KU 28th best for academics among public universities, KU officials said Friday. U.S. News and World Report’s 1992 America’s Best Colleges issue ranked KU the 113th best overall, placing it in the third tier of 214 universities in the country.
September 28, 1991
When you own a longterm sports contract for $26 million or so, you can do lots of things like get a coach fired or serve as a team’s spiritual director. I have in mind Magic Johnson and David Robinson, Los Angeles and San Antonio basketball players of note. Both have spoken out on controversial issues, and there has been considerable merit in their utterings.
BAKER GIFT-WRAPS 42-14 CRUSHING AT IOWA WESLEYAN
September 28, 1991
Five Baker turnovers and another prolific passing performance by quarterback Dustin Dewald carried Iowa Wesleyan to a 42-14 football victory over the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. Dewald, who set NAIA records by completing 61 of 86 passes last week, connected on 37 of 50 aerials for 344 yards and five touchdowns against Baker.