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WHO GUARDS THE GUARDS?
March 28, 1992
It appears that a real-life case of having the fox guard the henhouse exists in Kansas prisons. The tale came out this week as part of a story about the state’s Lansing Correctional Facility. One section of the facility has housed both men and women for 12 years. They were held in separate quarters but allowed to mingle freely during the day. The “mingling” apparently didn’t stop with a smile or a handshake, because female inmates began to turn up pregnant. Prison officials say 13 inmates have become pregnant in prison since 1986. At least one former prison worker and a state legislator, however, contend that the number is significantly higher.
S IN THE MAIL
March 28, 1992
Here is one product no one should be ordering through the mail. A California firm began advertising Tuesday for an at-home test to screen for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The original plan was to have people prick their own fingers and send the blood samples in for analysis. After conferring with California health department officials, however, the company now says it plans to send a technician to the home to take the samples. Results would still be reported back to the individual either by phone or by mail.
WE OWE HASKINS
March 28, 1992
To the editor: Like many Jayhawk fans, I spent most of Monday sulking about the outcome of the KU-UTEP came last Sunday. Later, I was reminded of who Coach Haskins is and his historical significance to the game of basketball.
KU GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES EXAMINED
March 28, 1992
The Kansas University Senate Executive Committee on Friday endorsed some proposed revisions in KU’s grievance procedures, but said a statement was needed to clarify some items. The revisions were drafted by the Organization and Administration Committee of University Council as part of a effort to streamline KU’s grievance procedures, which cover all members of the university community.
DOGS SEIZED IN RAID PUT UP FOR ADOPTION
March 28, 1992
The Lawrence Humane Society was given the thumbs up this week to allow adoption of about half the animals the shelter acquired after a kennel raid earlier this year in Washington County. “They are going to need special attention and they’re going to need human companionship,” Roma Tesch, manager of the Lawrence Humane Society’s animal shelter, said Friday.
LAW GIVES GUIDANCE
March 28, 1992
To the editor: I’m writing in reference to Mr. Thiel’s letter to the editor. He states, “I don’t think laws will stop abortions.” No, they won’t. But laws will stop the vast majority of them. By Planned Parenthood’s own admission, over 90 percent of all abortions are done for convenience.
WHY WOULD PEROT RUN?
March 28, 1992
To the editor: Why would someone as smart as Ross Perot do something as dumb as spend millions of his own money on a third party run for the presidency? After all, 41 people in our history have been president and none represented a third party. Mr. Perot has proved he’s a bright guy. So why is he going to spend millions from his own pocket to lose?
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR APPLICATIONS STUDIED
March 28, 1992
Screening 131 applications for the Douglas County administrator’s job is taking a little longer than originally thought. Acting county administrator Pam Madl said she would finish the sifting and sorting of the applications this weekend. She said she expects to present a pared-down list of potential candidates to the county commission next week.
$50,000 BEQUEST TO BENEFIT KUMC
March 28, 1992
A $50,000 bequest from the Elmer Shurtleff Trust has established a scholarship fund for medical students at the Kansas University Medical Center. The bequest was announced Friday by Dr. D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor for the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The bequest to the KU Endowment Association has established the Elmer E. and Helen H. Shurtleff Scholarship Fund.
SATURDAY COLUMN
March 28, 1992
In recent days considerable attention has been focused on prison sentences. This week a judge in Indianapolis sentenced boxer Mike Tyson to 10 years in prison plus a fine of $30,000 for rape and deviate sexual conduct. The judge suspended four years of the 10-year sentence, so Tyson is to serve six years in prison with the chance of parole after three years behind bars. Added to this, is a four-year probationary period, mandated psychotherapy and community service when he is released from prison.
S FUNDING PROPOSAL
March 28, 1992
Gov. Joan Finney said Friday that spending nearly one-third of a $185 million windfall from the U.S. government on university building projects will improve the state’s economy. “These are significant capital improvements which are vital to our educational system and our state’s economy. They will provide jobs,” Finney said.
KU FRESHMAN ORTIZ HAS ADJUSTEDBUT NOT TO WEATHER
March 28, 1992
It didn’t take long for Manny Ortiz to adjust to Kansas University. He quickly grasped, for example, the nature of Big Eight Conference rivalries.
UNION OKS SALARY INCREASE
March 28, 1992
The Kansas University Nurses Assn. on Friday night approved a wage and benefits package, the results of the first collective bargaining effort made by the association since it was formed by KU Medical Center nurses two years ago. The proposal’s key components included a 2.5 percent wage increase for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, and an 8 percent weekend pay differential.
COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR ANNOUNCES WINNERS
March 28, 1992
Experiments related to the environment and experiments that focused on humans were common at this year’s Douglas County Science Fair, a science fair official said Friday. There were 412 exhibits at this year’s fair, up 51 from the 361 exhibits at last year’s fair. The exhibits were open to the public Thursday and Friday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, and awards were presented Friday night.
LHS BOYS WIN TRACK OPENER
March 28, 1992
In 1989, the Lawrence High boys’ track team won the state title. Then the Lions repeated. Then they three-peated. Does coach Bob Lisher see a four-peat?
FOR THE RECORD
March 28, 1992
Law enforcement report Condition reports Kathryn Pooley, 67, Lawrence, remained in stable condition this morning at the Olathe Medical Center, where she was taken Tuesday after she was struck by a van that pushed her through a wall at Raney Hillcrest Drug, 925 Iowa.
FARM TAPS INTO IRRIGATION EXPERIMENT
March 28, 1992
A farm north of Lawrence got a small-scale demonstration Friday of a conservation and irrigation technique that is being used on some large-scale farms. The Kansas State University Extension Service sponsored a demonstration Friday on how to lay plastic and irrigation tape in gardens for weed and water control.
COUNTY TO VIEW ABANDONED ROAD SITES
March 28, 1992
After clearing possible legal roadblocks, the Douglas County Commission on Monday will check to see if it can vacate the right of way of two former county roads. The commission will travel west to Stull Road, also known as County Road 442, a half-mile from the Shawnee County line to check the right of way of former county roads 166 and 178. The two roads were bypassed several years ago after the county changed the configuration of Stull Road, which the roads once intersected.
HEALTH-CARE CLINIC GETS NEW HOME
March 28, 1992
Health Care Access, a local agency that provides health-care services to low-income residents and families, has relocated to its new headquarters, a move that later will enable the agency to operate on a full-time basis. The agency will open its doors full time after a new nurse practitioner comes on board, said Judy Eyerly, the agency’s executive director.
KU PROF HELPS ORGANIZE SUBSTANCE ABUSE SESSION
March 28, 1992
The Second Governor’s Multicultural Conference on Substance Abuse will be looking at programs for preventing and treating abuse. Jacob Gordon, executive director of the Institute for Black Leadership Development and Research at Kansas University and of the Kansas Multicultural Association on Substance Abuse, has helped organize the conference, which will be next week in Topeka.
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 28, 1992
Stephen Helsel, Lawrence. BIRTHS Mike and Ginger Breer, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.