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MAN WITHPLAN
January 11, 1992
Political observers have recently christened Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton as the candidate to beat in the Democratic presidential race. And what earned him that honor? Primarily the fact the Clinton has a plan for America. When asked questions about what he would do about jobs, the economy, health care or foreign aid, Clinton can make a list. He has formulated a plan.
NEEDED REGULATION
January 11, 1992
An ordinance headed for approval by the Lawrence City Commission will offer local mobile home residents important protection from inattentive or unscrupulous landlords. During a dispute over water service about a year ago, residents of one local mobile home park, as well as city officials, learned how little power the city had to make sure park residents could obtain adequate utility service. The park owners were slow to respond to the water woes, and the city had almost no authority to prod them along.
THE STRUCTURED SENTENCE PLAN
January 11, 1992
Here are some of the major provisions of the structured sentencing bill that came out of the Kansas Legislature’s interim judiciary committee: The current sentencing system, which now allows for a wide range of sentences for each crime, would be replaced by a system of specific sentences. Judges would use a grid system to match the individual’s prior criminal history and the severity of the offense to determine the sentence length. The bill has separate grids for drug and non-drug crimes.
ALVINA C. WITTE
January 11, 1992
Services for Alvina Caroline Lutz Witte, 87, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Berryton. Mrs. Witte died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992, at a Topeka retirement center.
TOPEKA MAN CHARGED WITH AUTO BURGLARY
January 11, 1992
A 21-year-old Topeka man who authorities have linked to a burglary spree in southeast Lawrence was charged Friday with two felony counts of auto burglary. Police said Friday that the defendant, Clinton B. Miles, may be linked to 45 vehicle break-ins that occurred late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
WILLIAM SLAVIN
January 11, 1992
Services for William D. Slavin Sr., 51, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Family of Faith Church, Eudora. The Rev. Phillip Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Slavin died of a heart attack Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital. He suffered his first heart attack in March 1988 and had a heart transplant later that year.
CARDS INVADE TONIGHT
January 11, 1992
On Christmas Day, Louisville owned a 6-0 record and No. 21 national ranking. Since then, it’s been downhill for Denny Crum’s Cardinals, who have dropped out of the AP poll after losing three of four games.
FEE FOR AIDS TEST LIKELY
January 11, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department may have to start imposing a fee for tests for the virus that causes AIDS, says the department’s director. Kay Kent, director of the local health department, said state reimbursement for AIDS tests is being cut. Instead of receiving $20 per test, the department will be reimbursed $5 per test through June.
RAP EDITORIAL INSULTING
January 11, 1992
To the editor: Having just read the editorial complaining about rap music in Tuesday’s Journal-World, I am very much reminded of the anti-rock ‘n’ roll editorials of the ‘50s and ‘60s. It seems that anything new in music is always going to be met with opposition from people who don’t seem to remember what it was like when they were younger and their music was under fire. (Remember how Elvis Presley was going to cause the downfall of Western civilization?) I almost found it amusing; it reminded me of the grumpy old man character on Saturday Night Live who detests anything new.
ROTC COMMISSIONS 13 NEW OFFICERS AT KU
January 11, 1992
A total of 13 December 1991 Kansas University graduates were commissioned as armed forces officers in ceremonies Friday at at KU. Brig. Gen. William Michael Steele, deputy commandant for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, spoke during the program in the Kansas Union for the new officers, who had completed requirements of KU Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC units.
LEGISLATION TO CHANGE SPORTS
January 11, 1992
Those new stricter academic standards for NCAA athletic scholarships will change the face of major college programs when they go into effect in 1995. That’s the opinion of Kansas football coach Glen Mason, who calls the legislation passed at this week’s NCAA convention in Anaheim “monumental.”
LAWRENCE HIGH SLUGS O-NORTH
January 11, 1992
Kurt caywood OLATHE By coincidence, Lawrence High and Olathe North each shot around 41 percent from the field Friday night.
SATURDAY COLUMN
January 11, 1992
It’s time to stop the name-calling and start the new year with a positive, forward-looking approach to Lawrence’s “downtown” question and the future retail needs of the city. A week ago, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials released details of a Chamber task force report on the downtown retail situation. One major recommendation in the report was that downtown Lawrence needs to be expanded significantly if it is to remain a vibrant, successful business center.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 11, 1992
DISMISSALS Patricia Lybarger and baby girl, Eudora, Friday.
MILD WEATHER MAY BE SLOWING AID EFFORT
January 11, 1992
Lawrence’s relatively mild winter may be detracting from a campaign to raise money to help low-income residents with their heating bills, a volunteer with the group said Friday. Bonnie Wells, public relations coordinator with Warm Hearts, a Douglas County group that helps families and individuals pay heating costs, said people may not be as inspired to donate because of the relatively mild weather the city has been experiencing. Wells said she and other Warm Hearts volunteers are only guessing about why campaign giving has been slow.
LEGISLATORS AIM FOR UNIFORMITY IN SENTENCING
January 11, 1992
During the last year, some of the state’s keenest legal minds have been putting together proposals to bring structured sentencing to Kansas. The idea is simple: See that people who commit similar crimes get similar sentences. One of the most challenging tasks of the Kansas Legislature will be turning those ideas into workable public policy, say two Lawrence legislators.
T INTERESTED IN CAL POST
January 11, 1992
Rumors that Glen Mason might be interested in the Cal-Berkeley head football coaching vacancy are groundless, the Kansas coach says. “There’s no substance to that,” Mason told the Journal-World. “I will not go to Cal. You can bet your bank checking account on it.”
DAM OWNERS WANT WATER FLOW INCREASED
January 11, 1992
Because of the low flow of water in the Kansas River over the Bowersock Dam in Lawrence, the owner of the dam is asking for the state’s Division of Water Resources to release more water from upstream reservoirs. The owner of the dam is Bowersock Mills and Power Co., which in turn is owned by the Hill family of Lawrence.
T ALWAYS PART OF KU
January 11, 1992
Although Kansas University students today can study everything from women in Christianity to the history of Judaism to new religious movements, it wasn’t until 1922 that students could earn credit for courses on religious studies. And it wasn’t until 1977 that KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had its own religious studies department.
FOR THE RECORD
January 11, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
P-L TRIPS CHIEFTAINS
January 11, 1992
Surely Perry-Lecompton coach Ed Putnam had some inspiring words for his basketball team at halftime of the Kaws’ game with Tonganoxie on Friday night. Certainly some win-one-for-the-Gipper motivational speech helped Perry-Lecompton overcome a 10-point second-half deficit to claim a 70-64 victory over its Kaw Valley League foe and longtime rival.
OSKIE TOPPLES MCLOUTH, 63-50
January 11, 1992
McLouth topped Oskaloosa in each of their four basketball meetings last season. But now, under new coach Kevin Bordewick, Oskie is halfway to returning the favor. The Bears leaped to a 10-point first quarter lead and downed the Bulldogs, 63-50, here Friday night.
DRUG DEFENDANT GETS PROBATION AND JAIL TERM FOR MARIJUANA
January 11, 1992
A Lawrence man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell cocaine had expected probation, but landed in jail after testing positive for marijuana use shortly before his court appearance. Kenneth Foster, 40, Lawrence, was sentenced by Douglas County District Judge Ralph M. King Jr. to one to three years in the custody of the secretary of corrections. But King also gave Foster a 60-day jail term for marijuana use, and Foster has been ordered to undergo frequent urine tests to make sure he complies with an order to remain drug-free during his probationary period.