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December 3, 1992
The dean of Kansas University’s law school today testified that a law professor accused of sexually harassing students wasn’t the victim of a “witch hunt.” Dean Robert Jerry told the accused professor, Emil Tonkovich: “You’re suggesting this is some kind of witch hunt I’m involved with to discredit you without foundation.”
COUNTY URGED TO TAKE BROAD VIEW OF ELDER CARE
December 3, 1992
Representatives of Valley View Care Home residents told the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday that discussions about the home’s future provide an opportunity for sweeping changes in the way the county cares for the elderly. Ed Dutton, Valley View facilitator, said he would like to see community-based care added to County Administrator Craig Weinaug’s list of options. He said institutionalized care was an antiquated way of caring for people who needed only occasional help.
MARVELOUS PROGRAMS
December 3, 1992
One cannot have contact for very long in the Lawrence area with ailing and indigent people, their friends and families without hearing many wonderful things about our local visiting nurses and hospice programs. The Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. continues to make an increasing and positive impact on the county, often accomplishing far more than its funding or personnel roster would indicate it could possibly do. One does not go for long among the homebound without hearing favorable, often glowing, accounts of all the things the visiting nurses do. One runs into them often. This is a program which merits all the praise and support it can get, because as our general population continues to age, there will be even greater challenges and needs.
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT
December 3, 1992
The Student Loan Marketing Assn., known as Sallie Mae, has hit on a way to positively reinforce its borrowers. The efforts of lenders usually are aimed at punishing people who refuse to pay or are late in making payments. But little attention is paid to the responsible borrowers who make their payments and make them on time, month after month and year after year.
COURSE
December 3, 1992
To the editor: The article in the Nov. 22 Journal-World, “Family confirms plans to build new golf course,” has caused some confusion among the people of Lawrence. Because Mr. Eastes was quoted as saying he hoped to set up a meeting with the Lawrence Municipal Golf Course Committee, a number of people have thought that our committee was supportive or in some way involved with this project. Therefore, I wish to set the record straight.
VITAL INFORMATION
December 3, 1992
To the editor: I’m writing this letter to let people know how important it is to stop if they see an accident. While driving south on Tennessee Street Saturday around 8:40 a.m., I was involved in an accident at the Ninth Street intersection. I know I had the right-of-way, but I will not be able to prove that unless someone driving behind me that day will come forward.
COUNTY URGED TO TAKE BROAD VIEW OF ELDER CARE
December 3, 1992
Representatives of Valley View Care Home residents told the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday that discussions about the home’s future provide an opportunity for sweeping changes in the way the county cares for the elderly. Ed Dutton, Valley View facilitator, said he would like to see community-based care added to County Administrator Craig Weinaug’s list of options. He said institutionalized care was an antiquated way of caring for people who needed only occasional help.
VIKES VISIT LHS ON FRIDAY
December 3, 1992
Two days ago, Brad Dietz had all but finalized his plans for the Topeka Seaman basketball team. Then, in a scrimmage Tuesday night, the Vikings’ junior varsity upset the varsity, and Dietz’s scheming went down the hoop.
DESOTO WANTS TO LEASE SUNFLOWER
December 3, 1992
Knocked out of the running for a military finance center, DeSoto hopes the U.S. government will support a proposal to lease the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant to private industry. The U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday it had narrowed its list of possible sites for a military finance center, and all Kansas City area proposals were rejected. The ammunition plant was one of about 300 nationwide submitted as potential sites.
PHOTOJOURNALIST TO TAKE KU POST
December 3, 1992
An award-winning Washington Post photographer will be a professional in residence at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University this spring. Bill Snead, 55, will direct a documentary photojournalism class for the Lawrence Daily Journal-World, teach advanced photojournalism students at KU and conduct workshops for professional journalists during his semester-long stay. Snead’s appointment is supported by a grant from the Journal-World.
ABUSED WOMEN FIND A TIME TO HEAL
December 3, 1992
Wednesday night was a time to heal. About 15 women from Lawrence gathered at the Plymouth Congregational Church at a meditation to protest violence against women around the world and to tell their stories of abuse at the hands of others.
GOALS START WITH WINNING SEASON
December 3, 1992
Boys basketball at Oskaloosa High is looking up. “We have three goals for this season and they’re realistic,” Oskie coach Kevin Bordewick said. “We plan to have a winning season and be above .500. Second, we want to finish in the top half of the league and hopefully in the top three. The third is to win two sub-state games.”
W. MELVIN MARTIN
December 3, 1992
Memorial services for William Melvin “Mel” Martin, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rumsey Funeral Home. A private inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Friday, Nov. 27, 1992, while on a cruise ship off the coast of California.
JOHN C. CHURCH
December 3, 1992
Services for John Clayton Church, 80, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home here with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Church died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992, at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Sept. 4, 1912, at Oskaloosa, the son of Ezra and Lula Stout Church.
WILLIAM F. ENOCHS
December 3, 1992
Graveside services for William Fredrick Enochs, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth. The Rev. Robert Janek will officiate. Mr. Enochs died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lawrence. He was born Nov. 3, 1905, in Manhattan, the son of Abraham and Lydia Pfile Enochs.
SHORTER SERVICES
December 3, 1992
Services for Elizabeth Rebecca Harvey Shorter, 42, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ninth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Kennybrew and the Rev. Leo Barbee officiating. Burial will be at Vinland Cemetery in Vinland. Mrs. Shorter died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1992, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka. She had diabetes.
GREGORY L. HARTMAN
December 3, 1992
Services for Gregory Leon Hartman, 15, Shawnee, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. He died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992, in a car accident at the intersection of Kansas Highway 7 and 55th Street near Woodsonia Elementary School.
KAWS SHORTINEXPERIENCED
December 3, 1992
A lack of qualities that make a team look good on paper doesn’t overly concern Perry-Lecompton High basketball coach Ed Putnam. Putnam is banking on quickness, intelligence and a competitive attitude to overcome weaknesses such as shortness, inexperience and lack of depth.
KU TO HONOR CABLE TV EXEC
December 3, 1992
A career journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the cable television industry will receive an Alumni Honor Citation from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University on Tuesday. Mike Pandzik, executive director of Lenexa-based National Cable Television Cooperative, will be honored by journalism faculty during a luncheon at the Adams Alumni Center. He also will speak to KU journalism classes about issues in cable television.
BAR OWNER REMOVES POOL TABLE THAT LED TO DOUBLE HOMICIDE
December 3, 1992
The owner of a west Lawrence bar where a double homicide occurred last week said he has gotten rid of a pool table that the victims and a suspect had fought over. Brad Ziegler, owner of Henry T’s Bar and Grill, 3520 W. Sixth, said he had the table removed to eliminate the possibility that another argument could break out over the game. The table was the only one at the bar.
LHS JOURNALISTS FIND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS CAN GO UNANSWERED
December 3, 1992
Some Lawrence High School journalists say they learned a valuable lesson Wednesday when they interviewed Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas: Even if you ask a good question at a news conference, you’re not guaranteed a good answer. “It was very obvious after the first couple of questions that if you touched on subjects he didn’t like, they would be ignored,” said LHS senior Erin Shoulberg, editor-in-chief of The Budget, the LHS student newspaper.
MCGEE MVP
December 3, 1992
Running back Wade McGee, a sophomore from Bartlesville, Okla., was named Haskell’s most valuable player during the Indians’ football awards banquet Wednesday night at Coffin Complex. McGee ran for 1,284 yards in nine games, the highest nine-game total in the nation among junior college rushers, and was named all-Region Six. He finished his Haskell career with 3,606 total yards.
DAVIS PICKS FLORIDA
December 3, 1992
Former Kansas basketball forward Ben Davis, who quit the team before the Jayhawks’ first exhibition game, has decided to transfer to Florida. Davis chose the Gators and coach Lon Kruger over Virginia. Florida’s campus and the proximity to his mother in Fort Pierce were factors.
OBSERVATORY HOURS UNDERGO CHANGES
December 3, 1992
Kansas University’s observatory is changing its hours for public stargazing. Public viewing at the Clyde W. Tombaugh Observatory in KU’s Lindley Hall will be held Sunday nights instead of Friday nights, beginning this Sunday, said Stephen Shawl, director of the observatory.
FRATERNITY TO PRESENT $14,500 TO THE VILLAGES
December 3, 1992
The more than $14,500 raised during Delta Upsilon’s 12th annual Greg Wilkerson Memorial Football Tournament will be presented Sunday to The Villages Inc., a non-profit organization that provides homes to children from troubled families. Dr. Karl Menninger of Topeka founded The Villages in 1964, aiming to provide for the many children who often have learning, emotional and developmental disabilities.
BIG EIGHT COACHES CHOOSE SEVEN JAYHAWKS
December 3, 1992
For the third year, Kansas junior kicker Dan Eichloff has been selected to the coaches’ all-Big Eight football team. Six others Jayhawks earned berths. On offense, the coaches also tabbed junior tight end Dwayne Chandler, senior tackle Keith Loneker, sophomore guard John Jones and senior quarterback Chip Hilleary. Senior tackle Dana Stubblefield and junior free safety Kwamie Lassiter were voted to the first-team defense.
POLICE LINK TWO STALKER INCIDENTS
December 3, 1992
A mysterious stalker who pulls over young women and claims to be a state Alcoholic Beverage Control agent is operating in Lawrence, police say. Police reported this morning that they had linked incidents on Oct. 13 and early Wednesday in which Lawrence women were followed to their apartments by the stalker.
KARR
December 3, 1992
Services for Elizabeth “Pearl” Karr, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Burlington. Mrs. Karr died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1992, at her home.
FIRE CALLS
December 3, 1992
Lawrence firefighters: Investigated a gas smell at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday at 404 Minn. A pilot light had extinguished in the furnace.
HALFTIME CHAT TO BE TRASHED
December 3, 1992
On Wednesday afternoon, Roy Williams still had, like the Ray Charles tune, Georgia on his mind. If somebody bottled whatever it was that caused Kansas to tap dance in the second half against the Bulldogs on Tuesday night, Williams would lump the concoction into the same category with bubonic plague and toxic waste.
KU SENIOR TO COMPETE FOR RHODES
December 3, 1992
A Kansas University senior who is a member of the transition team for the Clinton Administration will compete this weekend in Minneapolis, Minn., for a Rhodes scholarship. Pam McElwee, an environmental studies and political science major, was one of two Kansas students nominated for regional competition for the Rhodes program.
VIKES HAVE FALLEN
December 3, 1992
OK, I know it’s early, but it seems this could be an unusual year for Sunflower League basketball. Last year’s champion, Shawnee Mission West, should be near the bottom, but the Vikings’ former coach should be OK he’s moved on to another contender.
DOGS IMPROVED IN ALL AREAS
December 3, 1992
McLouth High boys basketball coach Tom Pierce entered last season with only one player having any significant varsity experience. Now a year later, experience and depth should be a strength. “We’re so excited about this season,” Pierce said. “We’ve got nine players that should play a lot. The kids are bigger, faster, quicker and stronger.”
CHIEFTIANS
December 3, 1992
Last year, Tonganoxie entered the high school basketball season with few expectations from coach Ken Diskin. The Chieftains, after starting 5-6, finished a surprising 12-9.
BASEBALL PARK PUT ON HOLD
December 3, 1992
No one can accuse the Vertacniks of opposing baseball and apple pie. David Vertacnik helps coach little league, his two sons play, and the family have grown apples on their 50-tree orchard off County Road 442 for 13 years.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 3, 1992
BIRTHS Cheri and Matt Tugman, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
HASKELL HONORS 27 FALL GRADUATES
December 3, 1992
They walked into the Stidham Student Union as students but left as Haskell Indian Junior College graduates. Haskell on Wednesday afternoon honored 27 Haskell students who earned associate’s degrees. An audience of the graduates’ families, friends and faculty packed the student union to watch the fall graduation ceremony.
TEAM PLAYERS
December 3, 1992
“Dribble to the basket! Shoot it! Hustle back! Don’t fight!” For the coaches of two kindergarten teams in a basketball league set up by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, the basics can’t be overlooked.
PICTURE THIS
December 3, 1992
A “Pictorial History of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas,” written by David Dary and edited by Steve Jansen, is to be released next week by its publisher, Allen Books, a subsidiary of Allen Press. The book is a companion volume to Dary’s 1982 book, “Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas: An Informal History,” which the late Harold Allen, founder of Allen Press, had supported and published through the Press.
NOVEMBER RAIN, SNOW TRIPLE NORMAL AMOUNT
December 3, 1992
November was almost three times wetter than usual, according to this month’s precipitation report from Walter Schwarz, a retired U.S. Weather Service observer in Worden. He recorded 6.05 inches of precipitation in November. The normal amount for the month is 2.21 inches.
STUDY CALLS FOR HIGHER MINORITY ENROLLMENT
December 3, 1992
Kansas University student leaders say they are encouraged by goals outlined in a report recommending changes for African-American students, but they expressed doubt that KU administrators would act anytime soon. A recent report of the African-American Student Concerns Task Force, formed in May 1991, says African-American students and faculty are underrepresented at KU. It also recommends that the director of minority affairs position should be raised to an associate or assistant executive vice chancellor position, or that a new such position should be established.