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STORY CRITICISM
December 5, 1992
To the editor: Never have I been so thoroughly disgusted by the Lawrence Journal-World as I was when I read the headline on Nov. 29, regarding the tragic murders of Jerry Thompson and Jim Buswell at Henry T’s Bar and Grill.
BUSINESS BEEF
December 5, 1992
To the editor: In the interest of truth being known as opposed to the inevitable rumors, allow me to share with you the facts ragarding the end of “XXX Video.”
STOLEN DECORATIONS
December 5, 1992
To the editor: We put our Christmas decorations up Nov. 27 and turned them on. I went out to look at them at 10 p.m. At 1:15 a.m. I went out to look again and someone had stolen my 4-foot Santa Claus. It’s a shame people can’t decorate outside for fun and our neighbor’s enjoyment too. I sure wish someone’s conscience will bother them so much that they will bring it back. It would really make me happy.
LEO K. BOYKE
December 5, 1992
Graveside services for Leo K. Boyke, 60, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with the Rev. Martin Bush officiating. Mr. Boyke died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. He was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Ottawa, the son of Opal Lee and Kenneth Boyke.
KEEPING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP ROUTINE
December 5, 1992
If you’ve ever been pulled over by police, officials say, you’ve been involved in one of the most common and yet potentially volatile situations in law enforcement. Police stop drivers hour after hour, day after day, usually without incident. But those occasional violent encounters between police and motorists have underscored the fact that traffic stops have explosive potential.
SECOND-QUARTER RALLY LIFTS LIONS IN OPENER
December 5, 1992
Coach Ron Weber can’t explain the Lawrence High basketball team’s fondness for second-quarter domination. Nor was he about to try after the fourth-ranked Lions’ 68-59 victory over Topeka Seaman in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
S QUIET HERO
December 5, 1992
If you’re a new mother at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital patient or just a visitor who needs assistance, you’re likely to meet Geneva Hunter. Mrs. Hunter, who is one of about 265 auxiliary volunteers at LMH, has established a reputation among her peers and fellow workers as being one of most active and dedicated people involved in the organization.
WINCHESTER MAN DIES IN CRASH
December 5, 1992
An 18-year-old Winchester man was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle accident about a quarter-mile west of Winchester. Brian H. Edmonds of rural Winchester died at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 8:15 p.m.
MARY ALTENBERND
December 5, 1992
Services for Mary Wiltse Altenbernd, 62, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Denise Hill officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Altenbernd died Friday evening, Dec. 4, 1992, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
FRANK BOWKER
December 5, 1992
Services for Frank H. Bowker, 74, Osawatomie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Osawatomie. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Bowker died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992, at the Miami County Hospital in Paola.
BEVERLY SUE MURPHY
December 5, 1992
Services for Beverly Sue Murphy, 55, of rural Lawrence are pending with the Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Murphy died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka. Her husband Richard Wayne “Murph” Murphy died Jan. 21, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Foust, Rogers, Ark., and Rex Foust, Fort Smith, Ark.; two daughters, Ruth Sneegas, Lawrence, and Linda Bignall, Overbrook; a stepson, Tom Murphy, Lawrence; and a stepdaughter, Candi Murphy, Lawrence.
KANSAS GUARD UNIT ASSISTING RELIEF EFFORT
December 5, 1992
Jo Ellen Criger might have to extend her Christmas celebration this year. Her husband, full-time reservist Senior Master Sgt. Mark Criger could be spending his holiday off the coast of Somalia. He is a member of the the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Group. Friday, aircraft and volunteers from the 190th flew out of Topeka as part of the Somalian relief effort.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 5, 1992
DISMISSALS Roseanna Schaffer and baby girl, Lawrence, Friday.
ALL 98 ELIGIBLE JAYHAWKS VOLUNTEER FOR HAWAII
December 5, 1992
If they don’t want to, Kansas’ football players don’t have to go to the Aloha Bowl. “We met on Monday, and I told them this is not a mandatory obligation on their part,” KU coach Glen Mason said during a press conference Friday.
BOOKED UP
December 5, 1992
Talk about no room at the inn. Yes, it’s only December, but Lawrence hotels and motels are booked solid for a key date in May. There’s only a slim chance of finding a room here during Kansas University’s commencement weekend in May, hotel and motel operators say.
OWNER HAS TO FIND MOUNTAIN LION A NEW HOME
December 5, 1992
Sasha the mountain lion still lives in her owner’s back yard in a west Lawrence neighborhood. But not for long.
CARDINALS GAIN FROM 64-61 OVERTIME LOSS TO SPRING HILL
December 5, 1992
Eudora coach Terry Zerr is chalking up Friday’s season-opening 64-61 overtime high school basketball loss to Spring Hill as experience. “We’re a young team,” Zerr said. “It was good that we played in overtime now, because later, when the games count for more, we’ll have had this experience. The outcome was bad, but the experience was good.”
LOCAL JOB GROWTH EXPECTED TO BEAT REST OF THE STATE
December 5, 1992
Jobs will continue to multiply faster in the Lawrence area than in the rest of the state next year, a Kansas University economist predicts. Norman Clifford, chief forecaster for KU’s Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, said he expects the Lawrence metropolitan statistical area’s non-farm wage and salary employment to grow 4 percent this year and 3.1 percent next.
PET SHELTER FINDS A MANAGERIAL FIT
December 5, 1992
The new manager of the Lawrence Humane Society’s animal shelter says she’s perfectly content to spend her time around pooches and pussy cats. Renee Harris has been taking care of animals for more than half her life, working in Kansas animal shelters, a New Jersey pet adoption center and the Topeka Zoo.
SATURDAY COLUMN
December 5, 1992
Several months ago, this reporter participated in a gathering in Santa Fe, N.M., at which speakers focused on the growing influence of Hispanics in the United States. The speakers questioned whether the American media were alert to the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States and whether the media are giving sufficient coverage to Hispanics.
KU OFFICIALS, QUITE RIGHTLY, TREATING ALOHA AS REWARD
December 5, 1992
If I were a football player at a school like Alabama, where they go to bowl games almost every year, I’d get tired of taking more lumps over added periods of practice, missing every Christmas-New Year holiday season and not getting at least a few bucks in overtime pay. Postseason games mean a lot of extra work for many people, like coaches and jock-department people. But think of the athletes trying to wrap up semester classwork while continuing intense workout schedules, taking part in the hype and risking new injuries. They’re the ones who face the heaviest demands. When it ceases to be fun, what glitz and glory there is may fall far short of being sufficient compensation.
MARIE J. MARTINEZ
December 5, 1992
Private services are planned for Marie Jemma Martinez, 81, Wichita, who died Friday, Dec. 4, 1992, in Wichita. Mrs. Martinez was born March 25, 1911, in West Mineral, the daughter of Marie Vigna-Bellino and Domineco Bellino.
KU POLICE HOPING NEW POLICY ON RELEASING NAMES AIDS VICTIMS
December 5, 1992
Kansas University police say they hope a new policy of not releasing the names of rape and sodomy victims will make victims of such crimes less reluctant to report them to police. “Sex offenses have an effect on the victim just because of the nature of the crime,” said KU Police Lt. John Mullens. “One of the great fears of the victim in stepping forward is the publicity.