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COMMONPLACE CRIME
March 23, 1992
Most of us are not inclined to consider a trip to a video arcade as life-threatening, even though the noise and the glare might tend to harm hearing or eyesight. But then we have to take into account the modern world where crime and violence are becoming more and more commonplace, and just how many new hazards there are to ponder and evaluate.
LOCAL SENIORS IN SPOTLIGHT ON TV SHOW
March 23, 1992
A local cable television show focusing on opportunities and activities for older area residents will air for the first time on April 1. The show, “As Time Goes By,” will present information on various services available to Douglas County senior citizens. It also will profile various residents and give tips on caring for older people and keeping active during the senior years.
PLANS CHANGE WITH JAYHAWK LOSS
March 23, 1992
Kansas University Spirit Squad members were so confident of a Jayhawk victory Sunday in the NCAA Tournament that they already were planning routines for the regionals and the Final Four. But the plans went into the dumpster Sunday when the University of Texas-El Paso knocked the Jayhawks out of the tournament.
FANS GREET RETURNING JAYHAWKS
March 23, 1992
The shock and disbelief from the day’s events still lingered in the 38- degree air outside the south door of Allen Fieldhouse around 8 p.m. Sunday. But neither the weather nor the abrupt end of the Kansas University Jayhawk basketball season soured fans’ resolve to show their support for the Big Eight Conference and Tournament Champions. Although athletic department officials had established the Sunday night rally about a week ago expecting to celebrate rather than console, a crowd still showed up at the fieldhouse and awaited the team’s return after the University of Texas-El Paso eliminated KU from the NCAA Tournament earlier in the day. A small pep band entertained the crowd until about 8:30 when the team’s bus finally arrived. Sports information officials estimated the crowd at about 400.
WILLIAMS SAYS JAYHAWKS SHOULD BE PROUD IN SPITE OF SEASON-ENDING LOSS
March 23, 1992
Tears welled in Roy Williams’ eyes as he met the media late Sunday afternoon at Dayton Arena. “I can’t say enough. These kids accomplished so much,” Williams, Kansas’ basketball coach, said after the Jayhawks’ 66-60 season-ending loss to Texas-El Paso.
PAMELA J. ELIAS
March 23, 1992
A Mass of the Resurrection for Pamela Jane Elias, 20, Atchison, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict’s Abbey Church in Atchison. A community vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the church, followed by a continuous vigil. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atchison. Miss Elias died Friday, March 20, 1992, at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She had a rare lung disease and was awaiting a transplant.
T CLOSE WEST SIXTH ST.
March 23, 1992
Although work resumed last week on widening West Sixth Street between Wakarusa Drive and Monterey Way, travelers still have access to the milelong stretch of road. “We’re going to generally try to keep things open out there,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
LIFE IN THE MILITARY
March 23, 1992
The rapidly changing world situation along with the corresponding cutbacks in funds for American military forces has created an unusual employment situation for many. A combination of all-volunteer forces and a national economic crunch have heightened the competition for positions in our land, air and sea forces. The result has been a steady upgrading of the quality of the personnel, with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard able to pick and choose from large fields of capable people.
S INTERESTS REVOLVE AROUND CHILDREN
March 23, 1992
As one of seven children who married a man from a family of six, Lawrence resident Elaine Riordan says, “It’s not a real big shock that we have a big family, also.” Nor should it come as a surprise that Mrs. Riordan, the mother of two daughters and four sons, has embarked on a second career that also involves children.
FOR THE RECORD
March 23, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported A computer, stereo equipment and miscellaneous items, valued on a police report at $8,766, were taken between 5:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Saturday from a house in the 200 block of Wagon Wheel Road.
CALIFORNIA COUPLE GIVE KU $35,000 THROUGH LIVING TRUST
March 23, 1992
A commitment of $35,000 from Charles and Marie Schumacher McCarthy of Arcadia, Calif., will benefit the Williams Educational Fund and also provide unrestricted resources for Kansas University, Bob Frederick, director of intercollegiate athletics at KU, announced today. The McCarthys have established a $25,000 living trust that will provide $12,500 to the KU Endowment Association for the university’s unrestricted use and $12,500 for the Williams Educational Fund, the annual giving program for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The McCarthys also have pledged $10,000 outright to Campaign Kansas, KU’s fund-raising effort, for the same purposes.
PAROLE BOARD GIVES RESULTS OF HEARINGS
March 23, 1992
The Kansas Parole Board recently announced the results of parole hearings for inmates who were eligible for release from prison this month. Following is a list of inmates eligible for parole in March, where they were convicted, the crime committed, their current location and the board’s decision.
REPORT SHOWS RISE IN KANSAS CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY
March 23, 1992
Although Kansas ranks above 34 other states in the overall well-being of its children, it has seen significantly more births in recent years to single teen-agers and a higher percentage of children living in poverty, a national study says. Local children’s advocates say they are sorry to hear that news, but say they’re encouraged by recent efforts to improve the living conditions of children in the state.
RICKY JOSHUA SKAGGS
March 23, 1992
Graveside services for Ricky Joshua French Skaggs, infant son of Tina French and Robert Skaggs II, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. M. Jim Taylor officiating. The child was stillborn Wednesday, March 18, 1992, at Humana Hospital in Overland Park.
TROOP SWITCH MAY BOOST LOCAL UNITS
March 23, 1992
Adding artillery troops to Kansas Army National Guard forces based in Lawrence doesn’t guarantee infantry here will escape transfer, a state guard official said today. The future of Lawrence’s two infantry companies won’t be settled until mid-April, said Maj. Joy Moser, public affairs officer in Topeka.
CORRECT VERSION
March 23, 1992
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal-World, a report of a Friday traffic accident involving Helen Spivak and Dorothy J. Thompson inocorrectly stated in Sunday’s edition that Thompson was cited for having no proof of insurance. Spivak was cited for having no proof of insurance. 3-22-92 For the record
AMYX OFFERS NEW PLAN ON SETBACKS
March 23, 1992
A Douglas County commissioner today proposed an alternative plan for the South Lawrence Trafficway right of way and setback requirements after concerns were raised about the cost of acquiring additional right of way. Commissioner Mike Amyx proposed that only the land needed for the trafficway’s right of way and a hiking and biking trail be purchased. The trail would be located on the inside of the trafficway, the side closest to Lawrence’s city limits as the trafficway loops around the city. Amyx’s plan also stayed with a 50-foot setback requirement for green space along the 14.1-mile trafficway.
NEW PUBLIC LIBRARIES TAKE SHAPE
March 23, 1992
As Baldwin patrons peek through the fence at the nearly completed public library, Wellsville residents eagerly anticipate construction of a new library in their community. Clif Brinson, vice president of Dutoit Construction, the Olathe firm hired to build new libraries in both Baldwin and Wellsville, said wet weather during the past few months set construction work in Baldwin behind schedule by about two weeks.
MONROE SHINES, BUT KANSAS DROPS SERIES
March 23, 1992
Kansas center fielder Darryl Monroe had a huge series against Kansas State this weekend. The Kansas team, however, did not. Monroe went three-for-four with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Wildcats.
KANSAS ONE OF 63 THAT HELPS DEFINE MARCH MADNESS
March 23, 1992
Maybe nothing new ever really happens in the NCAA college basketball tournament. Maybe NCAA tourney history just recycles like so many aluminum cans, newspapers and two-liter bottles.
COULD KU HAVE BEATEN DUKE?
March 23, 1992
Coaching legend Don Haskins has won 606 games in 31 years at UTEP. “This is one of the best, Kansas being ranked as high as they were,” Haskins said after the Miners’ stunning 66-60 second-round NCA Midwest Regional win over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Dayton Arena.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 23, 1992
DISMISSALS Diane Durbin and baby girl, Lawrence; Elizabeth Crandon and baby girl, Lawrence.
JAYHAWKS ELIMINATED
March 23, 1992
Don “The Bear” Haskins out-foxed Kansas on Sunday afternoon. “We had four tapes on ‘em, and I hadn’t seen ‘em come out in the four-corners,” teary-eyed Kansas coach Roy Williams said after the Jayhawks’ 66-60 loss to UTEP in a second-round Midwest Regional game at Dayton Arena.
STUDENT STUDIES ROLE OF JEALOUSY
March 23, 1992
Nancy Cavlovic is dealing with jealousy. Fortunately for her, the jealousy isn’t hers. Cavlovic, a Kansas City, Kan., senior at Kansas University, is conducting a study to find out how jealousy affects relationships. She received a $250 research grant for the spring semester.
KU DEFEAT STIRS PAINFUL 26-YEAR-OLD MEMORY
March 23, 1992
Twenty-six years hadn’t dulled Kansas University fans’ memories of another KU NCAA Tournament loss to Texas Western, which is now called the University of Texas-El Paso. Revenge was on the minds of several KU fans who turned out for a pre-game rally at a local sports bar. Their hunger for retribution, though, went unsatisfied as the Jayhawks lost to the Miners, 66-60.
SUDDEN END TO SEASON STUNS KU FANS
March 23, 1992
A road trip that Kansas fans wanted to last another two weeks and feature stopovers in Kansas City and Minneapolis has come to a sudden end. The University of Texas-El Paso Miners dynamited the Jayhawks’ Final Four hopes Sunday by upsetting KU, 66-60, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
CORRECTION
March 23, 1992
Because of incorrect information provided to the Journal-World, a report of a Friday traffic accident involving Helene Spivack and Dorothy J. Thompson incorrectly stated in Sunday’s edition that Thompson was cited for no proof of insurance. Spivack was cited for no proof of insurance.
KANSAS MISSES CHANCE TO PLAY IN KANSAS CITY
March 23, 1992
Did the specter of Kemper Arena loom over the Kansas basketball team like an albatross? Was there pressure on the Jayhawks to advance to their home away from home without passing Go?