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MAGAZINE PUBLISHER PLANS GROWTH WITH NARROW FOCUS
February 9, 1992
When R&D Publications arrived in Lawrence four years ago, the young computer magazine company had half a dozen employees and annual sales of $680,000. Robert and Donna Ward, the company’s owners, hoped that relocating R&D from McPherson to Lawrence would expose them to a larger labor pool with specialized editorial and computer knowledge.
LAWRENCE NATIVE RETURNS FOR SCHOOL DANCE PROJECT
February 9, 1992
The past two weeks have been a homecoming of sorts for Rosalind Newmark. She finds herself teaching dance at the junior high schools where she once studied. “It’s very funny,” said Newmark, who is participating in an artist-in-schools project with the Kansas University dance division and the Lawrence public schools. “It’s kind of interesting ending up on the other side.”
PART PLAY, PART FILM, PART DREAM
February 9, 1992
It took 12 years and the work of an enterprising doctoral student for “The Blonde” to travel from Alexander Volodin’s mind to the Inge Theatre stage. Volodin originally wrote “The Blonde” in Russian for both the stage and the screen. But in Sam Marinov’s English production, which receives it Western premiere Tuesday at the Inge Theatre, “The Blonde” is both: Some scenes are on film and some are on stage.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH TOPIC OF BOARD MEETING
February 9, 1992
The Lawrence school board will convene an hour before its regular meeting time Monday to discuss the recruitment of a new superintendent to replace Dan Neuenswander, who will become superintendent at the Pittsburg school district in July. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the district’s Service Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy. The regular school board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
WAR-LIKE INTENSITY LAUDED BY SUTTON
February 9, 1992
You want intensity? How about intensity you could hardly cut with a chainsaw? “I told our staff 10 minutes into the game that I’ve never coached in a game where the intensity level was that high,” OSU coach Eddie Sutton said after Saturday’s 64-56 win over Kansas. “And it never slacked off.”
FOR THE RECORD
February 9, 1992
Law enforcement report Police reports
DONALD G. PEDROJA
February 9, 1992
Private memorial services are planned for Donald G. “Bear” Pedroja, 53, Oskaloosa. He has been cremated, and inurnment is pending. Mr. Pedroja died Friday, Feb. 7, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
INTERN PINCH HITS FOR LOCAL SENATOR
February 9, 1992
Sen. Wint Winter Jr., R-Lawrence, a local attorney, had some law practice business to attend to on Tuesday, so he asked his intern to pinch hit for him. Robin Lehman, a Kansas University journalism student, testified before the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee for Winter on a bill dealing with adult care homes.
VOLUNTEERS TURN OUT FOR HABITAT PROJECT
February 9, 1992
When more than 100 people gather around hammers, nails, saws, insulation, shingles, boards and an empty, run-down house, a lot of work should get done. But even with all these resources, some work still goes undone.
LIONS REPEAT AS SUNFLOWER LEAGUE SWIM CHAMPIONS
February 9, 1992
Lawrence High is getting the hang of winning Sunflower League boys swim titles. The Lions won league for the second year in a row Saturday at Shawnee Mission West’s pool. They totaled 265 points to runnerup SM East’s 231. And they had a little more breathing room than last year, when they edged East by three points.
NOTES AND QUOTES. . .
February 9, 1992
Notes and quotes while wondering if perhaps in another galaxy on the other side of the sun, lugers ride their sleds head first instead of feet first… Cut by the Boston Celtics a few weeks ago, former Kansas guard Kevin Pritchard has decided not to play in the CBA the Rapid City Thrillers own his rights but he plans to give the NBA another shot this summer…
SUB
February 9, 1992
Whether starting or relieving, Stacy Truitt likes to pitch in wherever she can. “I don’t mind coming off the bench and scoring 17,” said Truitt, a Kansas junior who actually scored a career-high 20 points in the Jayhawks’ 73-64 women’s basketball win over Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
DIRECTIVES KEEP PATIENTS IN CHARGE
February 9, 1992
Ruth Anthony considers it a miracle that she’s alive. And since the miracle occurred, one of her immediate goals is to take legal steps to ensure that her health-care treatment wishes will be followed, even if she becomes unable to make those decisions herself.
LOCAL BARS REEL IN CASH AS KU REELS
February 9, 1992
Saturday was a good day to own a bar but a bad day to be a Kansas University basketball fan. Hundreds of Jayhawk fans flooded local bars Saturday to quaff beer and watch their team mix it up with Oklahoma State. In the end, the party was tainted by a 64-56 KU loss to the Cowboys.
JAZZ PIANIST COMES TO KU
February 9, 1992
Just because jazz can be improvisational doesn’t mean jazz players can do anything they want. There are rules of musicianship and discipline, and according to a jazz educator they can be taught to jazz students.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 9, 1992
BIRTHS Paula and Chris O’Connor, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
BOWL PUTS KU STUDENTS IN TRIVIAL PURSUIT
February 9, 1992
Quick! The United States was led by Whig presidents for only eight years, but four different men served during that time period. For five points each, name them.
NOTEBAR2R JAYHAWKS LOG 30 MINUTES
February 9, 1992
It’s rare when a Kansas basketball player logs more than 30 minutes in coach Roy Williams’ system of shuffling ‘em in and out. Yet four Jayhawks played 30 minutes or more in Saturday’s 64-56 loss to Oklahoma State.
PHYSICAL WIN OVER KU
February 9, 1992
Wisecrack of the Day: Football, basketball and wrestling are all the same sport at Oklahoma State. The only problem with that theory is that, if the second-ranked Cowboys had beat No. 3-ranked KU 64-56 in football, it belies an offensive shootout.
OKLAHOMA STATE . . .
February 9, 1992
Oklahoma State outpointed Kansas in a battle of ranked heavyweights here Saturday. No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State compiled 64 points to 56 for No.3 Kansas. There were several knockdowns, but no knockouts.
POLICY FINDING CONVERTS
February 9, 1992
The qualified admissions policy proposed by the Kansas Board of Regents finally is finding some converts in the Kansas Legislature. During hearings this week, two state senators told the Senate Education Committee that they had changed their minds about the need for qualified admissions for Kansas students. Sens. Frank Gaines, D-Augusta, and Richard Rock, D-Arkansas City., seem finally to have recognized the policy for what it is a matter of preparation rather than punishment.
S FIRST 100
February 9, 1992
The 1869 sandstone house, once derelict but now refurbished by owner Lance Burr, stands at 1016 N.Y., a “typical early Lawrence house,” according to Paul Caviness, architectural designer, historian and member of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance. At 647 N.H. stands the old post office, built in 1906 and added to in 1930 carefully composed in the Beaux-Arts Classical architectural style.