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January 7, 1992
To the editor: I find the hospital policy regarding testing of patients at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for AIDS extremely “insensitive.” The only reference to hospital personnel is that their patients will be tested if the health care provider has HIV. There is seemingly no regard for the care provider, who will never know whether the patient is the one who can infect him or her.
S SUBPAR SHOOTING NOTHING TO CHEER ABOUT
January 7, 1992
During pre-game introductions Wednesday night, Chad Elstun was the only Wichita State player heartily cheered by the predominantly Kansas crowd. Unfortunately for Elstun, during the game the Jayhawks gave the fans a lot more to applaud than he did.
T GO TOP COLLEGE ROUTE
January 7, 1992
Two college football recruiters were sitting around Lawrence High coach Dick Purdy’s office, Dirk Wedd is saying, watching film and trying to identify possible recruits. They lower their voices, Wedd says, so he and Purdy won’t overhear.
KU BATTLING BIG-TIME SCHOOLS FOR KC METRO TALENT
January 7, 1992
Kansas may not be fertile ground for NCAA Div. I-A football recruits this year, but the Missouri side of the Kansas City metro area is. Chris Clevenger, a 6-7, 245-pound lineman from Wichita Collegiate, and Lyron Cobbins, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Kansas City Wyandotte, are generally regarded as the only major college prospects in Kansas.
BOYLE HEADS TO BOSTON
January 7, 1992
Lawrence High graduate Brian Boyle signed a football letter of intent this week to play for Boston University. Boyle, who also played three years at Baldwin High, graduated from LHS in 1991. He spent the last two years at Butler County Community College.
BAD RAPWELL-DESERVED
January 7, 1992
Promoters keep trying to convince us what a high-impact art form the popular rap routines are, and contend the rhythmic chanting with the throbbing backgrounds will be around for a long time. Heaven help us! What’s so artful about something that anyone above the mental level of a paramecium can do? When somebody pulls up next to you at a stop sign, head bobbing, mouth synching to the lyrics and the windows of the vehicle virtually bulging from the drum and bass beats, that’s art? C’mon, now!
January 7, 1992
Deliver us, please, from those insensitive funeral orators who discuss the deceased person in various terms, some glowing, others not, and then throw in something like, “Now, I didn’t personally know John (or Mary), but I understand he (or she) was a wonderful person … ” Something that cloddish can cast a pall over a proceeding that otherwise might prove to be quite inspiring and complimentary.
LHS GRAD COPP DISCOVERS NICHE IN BAKER SOCCER
January 7, 1992
Daron Copp’s soccer future looked as bleak as a Kansas landscape at this time last winter. Copp, 1991 Lawrence High graduate, had recruiting calls from a number of junior colleges, but he didn’t want to go to a juco.
FOR THE RECORD
January 7, 1992
Law enforcement report Condition reports
ZELLA A. MCCLINTOCK
January 7, 1992
Services for Zella Alberta McClintock, 96, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery in Reno. Mrs. McClintock died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home in Lawrence.
MABEL MARIE BEARD
January 7, 1992
Services for Mabel Marie Beard, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Beard died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROBERT A. HAGGART
January 7, 1992
A private memorial service is pending for Robert A. Haggart, 90, Laguna Hills, Calif. Cremation is planned. Private services in Lawrence will be announced later by the family. Mr. Haggart died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1992, at a Laguna Hills hospital.
BEULAH M. THORNTON
January 7, 1992
Services for Beulah M. Thornton, 82, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa with the Rev. Ed Baxter officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Mrs. Thornton died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
AGENCIES TO GET FEDERAL FUNDS THIS MONTH
January 7, 1992
The local agencies selected to receive federal funds for emergency food and shelter assistance should receive their first checks later this month, the executive director of the United Way of Douglas County said today. Barbara Smith, executive director, said Douglas County was awarded $31,017 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. A local board made up representatives from the United Way, Douglas County government, Catholic Social Services of Lawrence, the Jewish Community Center, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army decided in December which agencies would receive funding.
MCELHANEY TO SEEK SECOND TERM IN OFFICE
January 7, 1992
Douglas County Commission Chairman Louie McElhaney said he plans to seek a second term as county commissioner. McElhaney, 56, is a Republican representing the county’s 3rd District, which mainly comprises western Lawrence, western Douglas County and Wakarusa Township. He was elected to the commission in 1988 and became commission chairman last year.
AMMUNITION PLANT TO LAY OFF 29
January 7, 1992
Twenty-nine employees at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant were told Monday they would lose their jobs as a result of federal budget cuts. Sharon Fritz, public affairs officer at Sunflower, said the plant’s operating contractor, Hercules Inc., was forced to lay off employees who hold positions associated with maintenance of Sunflower’s inactive industrial facilities.
92 SESSION
January 7, 1992
Although the Lawrence school district has not developed an official list of goals for the 1992 legislative session, individual school officials say they hope several things are accomplished by the 1992 Legislature. Among them are: Putting a lesser tax burden on property owners by turning to other revenue sources for funding public schools.
CHEMICAL SPILLS IN KU LABORATORY
January 7, 1992
Lawrence firefighters were called to Kansas University Monday night to clean up a small chemical spill in Malott Hall. KU police and the fire department’s hazardous materials team were called about 9:05 p.m. after a custodian discovered the spill on a laboratory floor.
LOCAL RESTAURATEUR OPENS BUSINESS
January 7, 1992
Local restaurant owner Fifi Paden has opened a banquet and private party business at 1350 N. Third. Paden opened the business, called Fifi’s Party Connection, in the building formerly occupied by the Country Inn restaurant. She said it will serve such events as banquets, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, seminars, civic club meetings, and fraternity and sorority parties.
COUNTY TO ADDRESS RURAL PLANNING STUDY
January 7, 1992
The Douglas County Commission will get its first chance to offer its views on the controversial Rural Development Planning Report at Wednesday’s commission meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
SMALL-BUSINESS EVENT HAS NEW ORIENTATION
January 7, 1992
Display space for the Buy Greater Lawrence Home and Business Show is going fast, according to a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce spokesman. About 50 businesses already have bought space in the show, which is scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Riverfront Plaza, said Debi Moore, the chamber’s director of small business and special programs.
MARY GILLETT
January 7, 1992
A memorial service for Mary Marsh Gillett, 84, Racine, will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church here. The Rev. John F. De Vries will officiate. A private burial will be held at Mound Cemetery, Racine, before the service. Mrs. Gillett died Monday, Jan. 6, 1992, at a Racine medical center.
THIRD INSERIES
January 7, 1992
It was a Shawnee County district judge who recently implied that the state’s system of financing public schools is unconstitutional. However, a Lawrence school board member hopes the 1992 Legislature not the judge will develop a suitable alternative to the present system. Other Lawrence school officials say that whatever answer the Legislature comes up with, it should include long-range planning for funding public schools, lower property taxes and a more equitable distribution of state dollars among school districts.
PROF ASSESSES COMMONWEALTH
January 7, 1992
Inhabitants of former Soviet republics are reeling from a big dose of market economy and political freedom, a Kansas University professor emeritus says. “No politician in the Soviet Union can be secure,” said Roy Laird, who is writing a book, “Winds of Soviet Change,” that covers 1985 to the present.
LICENSES
January 7, 1992
Lawrence police recently announced that officers will conduct driver’s license check lanes at various city locations through March 1. Police said in a news release that check lanes would be set up at the following locations:
LION GIRLS DISMANTLE DEFENDING CHAMPS
January 7, 1992
Megan Kampschroeder is not yet ready to read the eulogy over her recent shooting slump. While she might not have put it to rest Monday night, she certainly taught it a lesson in mortality. Kampschroeder, a 5-10 senior forward, scored a season-high 23 points to lead No. 4-ranked Lawrence High to a 56-37 basketball victory over defending Class 6A state champion Topeka Seaman on Monday night at the LHS west gym.
PARADE PLANNERS TO MEET TONIGHT
January 7, 1992
The planning committee for the St. Patrick’s Day parade is looking for volunteers who would be interested in planning events for the March 17 celebration. Chris Mulvenon of the Lawrence police department said an organizational meeting for the parade and other related events will be at 7 p.m. today at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second.
SCHOTTENHEIMER COMMITS TO PLAY KANSAS FOOTBALL
January 7, 1992
Consensus all-state quarterback Brian Schottenheimer of Blue Valley announced Monday he would sign a national football letter of intent with Kansas next month. “I felt at home with KU,” the 6-1, 172-pounder said. “I like what’s going on in the program. My dream is going to a school and helping them get to a game Jan. 1.”
SURGEON SAYS SILICONE IMPLANTS STILL AN OPTION FOR LOCAL PATIENTS
January 7, 1992
A plastic surgeon who practices in Lawrence said today that he and his partner probably will continue to do silicone breast implants for women who want them. Dr. John B. Moore, a plastic surgeon with the Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Center, which has an office in Lawrence, said he and Dr. Brad Storm will “still offer them as a choice to women.”
CONSTRUCTION VALUATION HITS SIX-YEAR LOW IN LAWRENCE
January 7, 1992
A drop in commercial construction projects pushed the 1991 valuation of local new construction to its lowest level since 1985, more than $8 million below 1990 figures. Despite the overall drop in new construction, however, local home builders were the busiest they had been since 1988.
JAYHAWKS NEARLY DOUBLE WSU, 103-54, IN LAST YEAR OF CONTRACT
January 7, 1992
All this talk about a 2-for-1 deal with Wichita State must have rubbed off on Kansas’ basketball players Wednesday night. The Jayhawks just about doubled the score on the Shockers, 103-54, at Allen Fieldhouse.
SBDC NOW OFFERING WELLNESS CHECKUPS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
January 7, 1992
Businesses get sick just like people do, so the Kansas University Small Business Development Center now is administering a bit of preventive medicine. The SBDC, 734 Vt., is offering the Business Wellness Checkup program to assess the health and profitability of local businesses.
OPPOSITION TO AIRPORT PLAN MOUNTS
January 7, 1992
More than 500 Leavenworth County residents packed into the Basehor-Linwood High School gymnasium Monday evening to voice opposition a proposed airport in the Basehor area. In 1990, the city of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County received a $70,000 federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program to fund most of a feasibility study of constructing an airport to serve Leavenworth County. The city and county will split the additional $8,000 cost of the study.
TRIP TO TANNING BOOTH MAY HAVE LED TO BACK SPASMS
January 7, 1992
Rex Walters returned from Hawaii last Saturday with a deep, dark tan. In hopes of keeping his skin bronzed, the Kansas guard visited a tanning salon earlier this week.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 7, 1992
DISMISSALS Kellen Cross, Lawrence.
BOSTON CALLS PRITCHARD
January 7, 1992
Former Kansas University guard Kevin Pritchard has been taken off Boston’s injured list and put on the NBA squad’s active roster, the Celtics announced Monday. Pritchard replaces Larry Bird, who was placed on the injured list Monday night because of a persistent back problem.
COMMISSIONERS SUPPORT PIECES OF CHAMBER PLAN
January 7, 1992
Developing the downtown business district by building up seems like a reasonable alternative to expanding into surrounding neighborhoods, three Lawrence city commissioners say. The commissioners were reacting to a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force’s proposals for maintaining the economic vitality of downtown Lawrence.
ARTS CENTER STEPS IN TO FILL BALLET VOID
January 7, 1992
Although the Lawrence School of Ballet has folded, its students may go on dancing. The school, 205 W. Eighth, closed Dec. 21, said Christine Ebert, the former business manager. Lorena Keefe, owner of Degage Dancewear in Overland Park, took over the school from Deb Bettinger in May 1991. Ebert said the school was closed because of low enrollment.
MEDICAL HISTORY SLEUTH
January 7, 1992
A Kansas University Medical Center professor has joined the ranks of researchers seeking to determine what caused Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh’s medical woes. In a recently published article in The British Medical Journal, Wilfred N. Arnold, professor of biochemistry, puts forth a new theory.
ONE YEAR LATER, PAULEY IS SHARPSHOOTER FOR KU
January 7, 1992
Almost exactly a year ago, Eric Pauley couldn’t shoot a basketball into the ocean from a rowboat. On Wednesday night, he was a battleship.