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Rex Walters helps KU to 92-80 overtime victory at Missouri
January 14, 1992
Winning in overtime…at Missouri…to start the Big Eight basketball season… “It doesn’t get any better than this,” Kansas guard Rex Walters said after the Jayhawks’ 92-80 extra-session win over Missouri on Monday night at Hearnes Center.
NEBRASKA INVADES FRIDAY
January 14, 1992
Finally, a Big Eight game at home. After a rugged road trip to open conference play followed by a cakewalk against Oral Roberts, Kansas’ women’s basketball team at last gets to play a league game at home.
FINANCIAL VIEW
January 14, 1992
To the editor: When the Federal Reserve dropped the interest rates to the lowest rate they have been in recent years, they fired the starting gun to jar the economy loose.
CONGRESS TO BLAME
January 14, 1992
To the editor: “How do you rate the president on his handling of the economy?” That’s a standard quetion in the “polls.” According to most media reports, he is not doing well.
PROGRAM NETS MULCH FOR PARKS DEPARTMENT
January 14, 1992
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has reaped about 110 cubic yards of mulch material from chipping Christmas trees discarded by Lawrence residents, said Fred DeVictor, director of the department. The mulch will be used as ground cover for city landscaping projects, such as park trails or plant beds around city buildings.
D AT PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL
January 14, 1992
Building plans for an addition at Perry Middle School got the OK from Perry-Lecompton School Board members Monday. The 3,900-square-foot addition will provide four additional classrooms and a corridor on the west side of the building, said Clint Strong, of Gould Evans Associates, the Lawrence architectural firm hired to design the addition. A sound barrier also will be built between the addition and the band room, he said.
STUBBLEFIELD GOING BACK TO HONOLULU
January 14, 1992
Dana Stubblefield’s biological clock need never have adjusted back to Kansas time. Just over three weeks after being named Kansas’ most valuable player in the Jayhawks’ 23-20 win over Brigham Young in the Aloha Bowl, Stubblefield will be back in Hawaii to play for the West squad in the Hula Bowl.
ANNETTE JANE PENNEL
January 14, 1992
Services for Annette Jane Pennel, 31, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Joe Stiles officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Pennel died Monday, Jan. 13, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ALFRED P. DAVIS
January 14, 1992
Private inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence is planned in early spring for Alfred Porter Davis, 70, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Mr. Davis died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1992, in a Tucson, Ariz. hospital. He was born May 10, 1921, in New York, the son of Phillip L. Davis and Katheryne Alford. The body was cremated.
MARY ELLEN OLDHAM
January 14, 1992
Services for Mary Ellen Oldham, 92, rural Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth, Tex. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Worth. Mrs. Oldham died Monday, Jan. 13, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TIGER SOPH FRAZIER PROVIDED BIG SPARK
January 14, 1992
Lamont Frazier almost came to Missouri’s rescue. Almost, but not quite. The 6-4 sophomore came off the bench for 15 points and six rebounds all after intermission but Kansas blunted the Tigers, 92-80, in overtime here Monday night.
SCHWARTZ HOT DESPITE COLD
January 14, 1992
For now, at least, Mike Schwartz is a Primatine Mist kind of guy. Schwartz, Lawrence High’s junior center, has suffered from asthma since returning from the holiday break. Schwartz also has come off the bench for the Lions and played some of his best basketball over the same stretch.
SKILLS FOR STUDENTS
January 14, 1992
A Lawrence school panel has agreed on the skills students should have when they graduate from high school and are now looking for ways to share those goals with the public. The Exit Outcome Task Force approved the goals this morning during a two-hour meeting at the district’s service center. The group, which also met in September, October and December, has 40 members. About 25 were present today.
IN HYONG CHOI
January 14, 1992
Services for In Hyong Choi, 64, Lawrence, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Chang Soo Choi officiating. Burial will be in Choi’s Family Cemetery in Ansung, Kyunggi Do, Korea. Mrs. Choi died Monday, Jan. 13, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LMH BOARD TO DISCUSS ATTRACTING SPECIALIST
January 14, 1992
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees on Wednesday will discuss the need to attract a new cytologist to the Lawrence area. Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. in the Jayhawk Room at the hospital, 325 Maine.
CITY, COUNTY FOCUS ON ELDERLY ISSUES
January 14, 1992
Representatives from two local advocacy groups for elderly people brought Lawrence and Douglas County commissioners up to speed on their goals and progress at a study session Monday. The two groups the Advocacy Council on Aging and the Interagency Network for Aging were created by the two commissions to carry out the Douglas County Aging plan.
TAX ABATEMENT MODEL EXAMINED
January 14, 1992
Lawrence city commissioners examined for the first time Monday the nuts and bolts of a statistical model used for weighing the consequences of giving businesses property tax breaks. The model is the only element of the city’s “tax abatement” policy the commissioners haven’t accepted officially.
BOARD TO DEVISE TELEVISION POLICY
January 14, 1992
Although two requests have been made to show videos on the Lawrence school district’s Sunflower Cablevision channel, the Lawrence school board Monday decided it first should develop a policy on the channel’s use before expanding its access. It was in September that Sunflower Cablevision first established Channel 47 for use by Unified School District 497. Since then, the bi-monthly Lawrence school board meetings have been televised live on the channel.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 14, 1992
BIRTHS Jonevan and Janice DiSimone, Lawrence, a boy, today.
ASSET TOTAL FALLS IN 3RD QUARTER
January 14, 1992
Douglas County’s commercial banks established no discernible trend with their performance during the third quarter of 1991, which saw assets at two of the local institutions shrink from their second-quarter levels while other banks remained in something of a holding pattern. For the July to September period, the six banks with previous track records had combined assets of $428.38 million, down from $435.8 million a quarter earlier. However, their third-quarter asset total represented an increase over the $425.3 million reported at the end of 1990.
PLAN BOOSTS KU FUNDS
January 14, 1992
Gov. Joan Finney’s budget plan includes a $12 million increase for Kansas University but it doesn’t provide funding to rebuild historic Hoch Auditorium. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said Finney’s budget for fiscal 1993 has given KU and other state universities a positive foundation on which to build.
TRIP
January 14, 1992
Most everyone is having a field day criticizing President Bush for his just-completed 12-day trip to Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. The critics claim he came back “empty-handed,” that he appeared to be begging and that he invited a group of top, highly paid business executives to join him on the trip when he should have included some blue-collar types who work for hourly wages. His political opponents said the trip was designed primarily to win votes for the upcoming presidential election rather than for any genuine concern or appreciation about the trade imbalance and loss of jobs.
CORRECTION
January 14, 1992
Because of an editor’s error, the name of Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum was misspelled in an editorial in Monday’s Journal-World.
SENATE CANDIDATE RUNS IDEAS PAST COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
January 14, 1992
A Douglas County man who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat sounded out the Douglas County Commission on Monday for opinions on three issues involving state and county government. Richard Rodewald, a Republican who is challenging for the seat now held by Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., told the commission he was waging a one-man lobbying effort in Topeka on behalf of taxpayers.
FOOTBALLER SWITCHES TO BASEBALL
January 14, 1992
A forgotten man in football last fall, primarily because of a shoulder injury, Nate Florell will also play baseball for Kansas this season. KU’s second-team quarterback two years ago, Florell was moved to fullback for his junior season, but never played a down because of the injury.
SCHOOLS
January 14, 1992
Lawrence’s four legislators say they agree with Gov. Joan Finney that property taxes to finance public schools should be cut statewide, but they don’t like the way she proposes to make up the $217 million in property taxes that her plan would eliminate. Finney recommended today in her annual budget address that the state take over funding of public schools to meet a court ultimatum and that a statewide school property tax of 45 mills be imposed. Her plan calls for a standard per-pupil expenditure of about $3,640. The per-pupil expenditure in the Lawrence school district now is $3,614.98, according to district officials.
DOSE OF PREVENTIVE
January 14, 1992
If your family has a history of heart disease, the Kansas University Medical Center wants you. In an effort to help stop heart disease before it starts, the med center is starting a family heart disease prevent program Feb. 1.
COUNTY TO REVIEW CHURCH PLAN
January 14, 1992
A representative of a local church again will ask the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday to approve a site plan for a new church building. Mike Vieux, representing Community Bible Church, will ask the county to approve the final plat and site plan for the church, which will be built just east of County Road 13 about a mile west of Lawrence. The site is along the western leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway, north of where the trafficway will curve into Clinton Parkway.
FOR THE RECORD
January 14, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SPELLS TROUBLE IN PERRY
January 14, 1992
Parents are challenging Perry Elementary School’s use of a simulation game and cite violence and references to witchcraft as reasons for wanting the material removed. A group of parents voiced their concerns during the Perry-Lecompton School Board meeting Monday.
AREA FARMERS SAY BUSH SKIRTED ISSUES IN SPEECH
January 14, 1992
Lawrence area farmers liked President Bush’s agricultural message Monday, but pointed out that he didn’t mention two critical farming issues the economy and the federal budget. “Although many important agriculture issues were covered by the president, there were many he didn’t cover,” said Mark Wulfkuhle, president of the Douglas County Farm Bureau. “The budget and the economy he didn’t touch on those at all.”
SOCCER PLAYERS TRADE THEIR SHORTS FOR SUITS AT LHS
January 14, 1992
Dribbling a soccer ball downfield doesn’t have much in common with, say, swimming the freestyle. Heading one past a goalie doesn’t compare to a 1 somersault off a diving board.
JAYHAWKS LOOK FOE MILESTONE
January 14, 1992
If all goes well for Kansas’ basketball team, the Jayhawks will reach a milestone on national TV on Saturday night in Louisville. KU has 1,498 all-time wins entering tonight’s 7 p.m. home game against Oral Roberts.
CAYWOOD COLUMN
January 14, 1992
Hiking minimums is wrong move by NCAA fathers Wasn’t there recently a big row over discrimination at a number of the nation’s poshest country clubs?
FINNEY SEEKS 2.5% RAISES FOR FACULTY
January 14, 1992
If Gov. Joan Finney gets her way, all Kansas University employees will be getting small raises this year. In the fiscal 1993 budget Finney delivered to the Kansas Legislature today, she requested a 2.5 percent pay increase for faculty and staff and for students working on campus.
SLAM NEARLY ENDED GAME
January 14, 1992
Ben Davis, whose resounding slam dunk nearly won Monday’s game in regulation, wasn’t worried after Missouri forced overtime at Hearnes Center. “I thought we’d win the whole game. There was no doubt in my mind,” said Davis, a KU freshman center who scored 10 points on four of nine shooting in the Jayhawks’ 92-80 OT win. “We were disappointed after losing Saturday at home (to Louisville). But we put it behind us and came back and won tonight.”
KANSAS LOSES TATE FOR REST OF SEASON
January 14, 1992
Lisa Tate tried. But she won’t play for Kansas’ women’s basketball team again this season. Tate, a 6-3 junior center, missed the first month of the season because of a stress fracture of her left leg. Then she played five games, averaging 10.4 points. She also led the team with 14 blocked shots.
PAULEY, WOODBERRY TURN IT ON
January 14, 1992
Call off the search parties. Bring back the bloodhounds. Eric Pauley and Steve Woodberry found their shooting touches in Monday night’s pulsating 92-80 overtime win over Missouri. “The last four or five games my confidence had gone to nothing,” Pauley said. “I looked on the Big Eight season as a new start, and hopefully it is a new start.”
LIONS TRAVEL TO SM NORTH ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 14, 1992
Last week, Olathe North coach Bob Duncan joked about hoping snow would cancel the Eagles’ basketball game with Lawrence High. It snowed, all right, but only after O-North’s last-second 63-62 loss to the Lions.
ARE MISSED
January 14, 1992
To the editor: Over a period of a year, someone has succeeded in stealing all our lawn and porch ornaments. All they left is one plastic daisy that turns with the wind.