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January 13, 1992
Who says victories help the recruiting process? In the case of Charles Henley, a loss left the biggest impression. Henley, a heavily recruited tailback-defensive back at Brookhaven High in Columbus, Ohio, verbally committed to attend Kansas on a football scholarship.
GROUP CONCERNED BY REQUEST TO GET HIGHER WATER FLOW
January 13, 1992
A local power company’s request for additional water flow on the Kansas River has caused alarm among officers of a river water compact, who say the move could threaten long-term water supplies to cities and industry that draw from the river. On Friday, Stephen Hill of the Bowersock Mills & Power Co. said he was asking the state’s Division of Water Resources to divert water heading for Tuttle Creek Reservoir, which is near Manhattan, into the Kansas River. Hill said the Bowersock Dam needed the additional flows to generate electricity, which the company sells to KPL Gas Service.
WOMAN STABBED DURING CHURCH
January 13, 1992
A 38-year-old Lawrence woman was listed in serious condition this morning after she was stabbed in the throat with a ball-point pen Sunday during a service at Lawrence Pentecostal Bible Church, 1845 Tenn. Police arrested a 20-year-old Lawrence woman about noon Sunday, about 15 minutes after the stabbing.
WEST SIXTH STREET REOPENS TEMPORARILY
January 13, 1992
Frequent users of West Sixth Street received a pleasant surprise late last month when work to widen the street between Wakarusa Drive and Monterey Way was halted temporarily, opening the road up to motorists on Christmas Eve. But the milelong stretch will close again this spring when work to widen the street to four lanes resumes, according to Terese Gorman, city engineer.
CHAMBER OFFICIALS STILL AWAIT WORD ON SHELL BUILDING LEASE
January 13, 1992
Local economic development officials had received no word this morning of a final decision from a Kansas City, Mo., company that has negotiated a lease for the shell building in East Hills Business Park. The executive committee of the Kansas City firm’s parent company had been scheduled to meet Friday to consider final approval of a seven-year lease for the shell building.
BROERS SERVICES
January 13, 1992
Services for Lucille Broers, 88, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Eudora with the Rev. Paul Witmer officiating. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Broers died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1992, at her home.
ADULT DAY PROGRAM TO SELL DOLLHOUSE AS FUND-RAISER
January 13, 1992
Now that people in Douglas County Senior Services’ Adult Day Program have refurnished a miniature house, they would like to sell it to raise money for an electronic keyboard. A drawing for the Victorian-style dollhouse, which has three stories and stands nearly 3 feet tall, will be at noon Feb. 14 at the Senior Center, 745 Vt. People who would like a ticket to participate in the giveaway are asked to make a donation of $1.
BERRYTON MAN DIES IN CRASH
January 13, 1992
A Berryton man died early this morning after his pickup truck went off the road east of Lawrence, marking the first fatal accident of 1992 in Douglas County. Kent E. Cordwell, 21, was pronounced dead at 2:23 a.m. today at Topeka’s St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center where he was taken after the accident about 12:30 a.m. today 12 miles west of Lawrence, near Big Springs.
KU COMPLIMENT
January 13, 1992
Kansas University basketball fans didn’t enjoy seeing the Jayhawks lose their game Saturday night against the Louisville Cardinals, but visiting coach Denny Crumb could not have paid those in Allen Fieldhouse any finer compliment. The highly successful and nationally recognized coach said, “The fans at this place have a lot of class. They get loud, but they get loud for their guys. They didn’t get on our guys at all. Roy (Williams), his players and everything about this place has class.”
HOT TOPIC
January 13, 1992
If anyone in Lawrence wants to elicit an immediate, vehement reaction, all they need to do is mention the word “downtown.” In the last two decades, there has been no hotter topic in the city and no issue on which the battle lines have been more clearly drawn.
S KC SPEECH GETS MIXED REVIEWS
January 13, 1992
A Farm Bureau official from Lecompton, and U.S. Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kansas, had different reactions to President George Bush’s speech this morning in Kansas City. Bush spoke on trade and agricultural issues at the 73rd annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Municipal Auditorium.
WATER LINE RULE TO AFFECT FEW HOMEOWNERS
January 13, 1992
A new law requiring city water users to install special protection devices in their water lines should not spook homeowners, city water officials say. Since the early 1970s, the city has required the so-called cross-connection control devices in all new construction, said Jerry Thomas, city plumbing inspector.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFER THEIR PLANS FOR REDISTRICTING
January 13, 1992
The Douglas County Commission today went the first round in its redistricting efforts without reaching an agreement. Each commissioner presented his own plan on how to redraw the boundaries of the county’s three districts. The boundaries are required to shift because the 1990 census showed a population imbalance in the three present districts.
COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK STARTS
January 13, 1992
A new roof, the installation of energy-efficient windows and the waterproofing of exterior walls are planned as part of renovation work at Lawrence’s Community Building, 115 W. 11th. Fred DeVictor, Lawrence parks and recreation director, said the first phase of work on the building began in December and is expected to be completed no later than the end of April.
C. GIDEON CARLSON
January 13, 1992
Services for the Rev. Carl Gideon Carlson, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. He died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1992, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
MEDIA STRUGGLE, BUT TEAM ARRIVES RIGHT ON SCHEDULE
January 13, 1992
Notes compiled while wondering why the Lawrence-Kansas City area has become the Antarctica of the Midwest… Kansas’ basketball team made it home on schedule at about 3 a.m., Tuesday morning after KU’s 96-85 win over Oklahoma on Monday night in Norman, Okla.
92 SESSION
January 13, 1992
With all of the thorny issues facing the Kansas Legislature including school finance, property tax reform and reapportionment some legislators are bracing for a tough 1992 legislative session, which gets under way today. Some have even reportedly described it as the “session from hell.”
FOR THE RECORD
January 13, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 13, 1992
DISMISSALS Sydney Kay Courtney and baby boy, Lawrence; Wyota Kathleen Jones and baby boy, Lawrence.
HOUCHIN, LEE SNAG FIRSTS AT AAU MEET
January 13, 1992
For Devin Houchin and Betsy Lee, the worst part about participating in the Lawrence Track Club is its early wake-up call. But Houchin, a Lawrence sixth grader, and Lee, a Lawrence fourth grader, took advantage of their favorite LTC activity on Sunday at KU’s Anschutz Pavilion an actual meet. The two participated in the Missouri Valley AAU-sponsored Region VIII Youth Indoor Championships.
WOODLING COLUMN
January 13, 1992
Louisville defeat was first, but not last for Jayhawks You didn’t think Kansas was gonna win ‘em all, did you? Oh, you did? Well, I have this beach house in Buffalo…
PRITCHARD TO TALK TERMS
January 13, 1992
Former Kansas basketball player Kevin Pritchard was scheduled to discuss contract terms today with officials of Rapid City Thrillers of the Continential Basketball Assn. Pritchard, a 6-3 guard, was released by the Boston Celtics last week. Rapid City acquired the negotiation rights to Pritchard earlier last week.
LEARNING LATIN
January 13, 1992
High school and college students should move beyond “caveat emptor” and “e pluribus unum” and learn about the world from a classical perspective, Latin instructors say. “It’s important because both Latin and Greek take us back to the beginning of our tradition,” said Ann Shaw, who teaches Latin at Lawrence High School.
WAY WITH WORDS
January 13, 1992
A love of writing attracted Nora Cleland to the communications business. Now Cleland, a rural Baldwin resident who edits a Kansas University publication, is working to help others turn their writing talents into careers through her work with the Kansas Press Women (KPW) organization.
STORES SAY GRAMMY CAN BOOST SALES
January 13, 1992
Recognition as a Grammy Award nominee can lead to an increase in record and compact disc sales, say three local record store employees. “They normally boost up the week before the awards and then heavily the day and week after,” said Lewis Windham, manager of Hastings Books Music & Video, 2000 W. 23rd, about sales of Grammy-nominated albums.