Archive for Sunday, March 29, 1992

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MARSALISES INVIGORATE MUSIC SCENE
March 29, 1992
The dramatic emergence of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his older brother, saxophonist Branford, still stands as the single biggest happening of the 1980s jazz scene. As members of the galvanizing hard bop “school” presided over by master drummer Art Blakey, the youthful “jazz messengers” attracted die-hard jazz fans as well as the fickle East Coast jazz press. Here, indeed, were two youngsters everyone could feel good about.
DEDICATION CEREMONY
March 29, 1992
Dedication of the Buffalo Soldier Monument at Fort Leavenworth will be at 6 p.m. July 25 at the post, according to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Carlton G. Philpot. Other events planned in connection with the dedication include a play July 24 and a July 25 luncheon.
NOT ENOUGH CHOICE
March 29, 1992
American voters apparently are not overly happy with their presidential choices. George Bush is winning all the Republican primaries, but voters continue to register their protests by casting up to a quarter of their votes for the far-right Patrick Buchanan. Bill Clinton seemed destined for a long, easy slide into the Democratic nomination, but as soon as he became the front runner, voters seemed to have second thoughts. With Paul Tsongas out of the race, they had to have another contender so they grabbed one out of nowhere Jerry Brown.
WOODLING COLUMN
March 29, 1992
Jayhawks were ninth No. 1 seed to pack up early Notes and quotes while wondering if anybody really cares anymore whether Dan and Dave settle whatever it is they have to settle in Barcelona…
ALTERNATE CHOICES AWAIT STATE VOTERS ON PRIMARY BALLOTS
March 29, 1992
One’s a Scoutmaster. Three are teachers, and one says she’s following a divine directive. What they all have in common is that they want to be president of the United States. And they are among the lesser-known of the 32 candidates who will appear April 7 on the Kansas presidential preference primary ballot.
S NUMBERS UP IN REPORT
March 29, 1992
The number of people served by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s last year increased by about 11 percent from 1990, the health department’s annual report says. During an interview last week, Kay Kent, director of the department, said more people are coming to the health department for personal health services and environmental health services.
FOR THE RECORD
March 29, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
GROUP WORKS TO UPLIFT BLACK WOMEN
March 29, 1992
Lawrence native Rochelle Logan said she was surprised that not much had changed for minority residents in the nine years during the 1970s when she was away from the city. Lawrence physically had changed there were new buildings and roads but culturally, it was like time had stood still, said Logan, who moved to Oakland, Calif., in 1970.
TREE PROJECT TAKING ROOT FOR SCOUTS
March 29, 1992
Saturday’s rain may have canceled some events, but not the tree planting activities of about 500 area Girl Scouts. “We’re tough, and the trees love it,” said Mary Anderson, who chairs the Girl Scouts’ DARE (Doing Activities to Restore the Earth) committee.
LIVING IN A JUNEBUG UNIVERSE
March 29, 1992
Inside John O’Neal’s head lives the ever-expanding universe of Junebug Jabbo Jones. And on certain occasions O’Neal will let an audience peek inside. The Junebug universe encompasses the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and ‘60s not from the perspective of history books or the educated elite, but from the movement’s rank and file.
BROKERS EXPECT MARKET TO PICK UP STEAM
March 29, 1992
The stock market’s lukewarm performance so far in 1992 isn’t alarming local stock brokers who say Wall Street is just waiting for definitive economic news and first-quarter corporate earnings reports before making a move. “The Dow has been trading in a very narrow, tight range,” said Garth Terlizzi, branch manager and broker at LPL Financial Services. “What’s happened since the first of the year is the market’s really been on hold.”
MUSICIANS RESURRECT MELODIOUS HERITAGE
March 29, 1992
Some of the oldest music in the Western canon draws some of the youngest crowds. That’s the essential irony facing The Musicians of Swanne Alley, a six-member group of musicians who perform compositions and songs from Renaissance England and Italy.
EXHIBIT EXPOSES WEIMAR POVERTY
March 29, 1992
Joel Grey, his face painted grotesquely white, sings in a seedy Berlin cabaret. Outside, Nazi Brownshirts menace their opponents. That’s one image of life in Germany in the 1920s, usually called the Weimar period. Decadence ruled art while totalitarian politics rose in the streets.
TIGERS, CINCY TO MEET IN KEMPER
March 29, 1992
There’s a lesson to be learned from what happened to Kansas last weekend, and Memphis State coach Larry Finch has learned it. “It’s not etched in stone that we’ll have the opportunity to get back here,” Finch said. “This year we’re the hunters. Next year I think we’ll be the hunted.”
BUFFALO SOLDIERS
March 29, 1992
In 1866, black soldiers lived in tents pitched on swampland while white soldiers lived in regular barracks on this historic post. Congress needed the black men to help pursue post-Civil War westward expansion, said Cmdr. Carlton G. Philpot, who’s stationed at the fort today. But Col. William Hoffman, who in 1866 was fort commander, wouldn’t allow the black men to live inside barracks like their white counterparts.
DIRECTOR, DESIGNER COLLABORATE ON OPERA
March 29, 1992
When Stephen Sondheim wrote the song “Art Isn’t Easy” for “Sunday in the Park with George,” he was being ironic. But art has not been easy for director Jan Skotnicki and stage designer Jaroslav Malina. They both dealt with repressive Eastern bloc governments during the long careers in the theater.
COUNTY, BOARD TO DISCUSS STATUS OF VALLEY VIEW
March 29, 1992
The Douglas County Commission and the board of directors for Valley View Care Home will discuss the shape of the care home’s future Monday in a study session. The session is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission meeting room at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
MASON HAS TO REPLACE MOST OF HIS SECONDARY
March 29, 1992
Back in 1988, Glen Mason’s first season at Kansas, the Jayhawks’ defense surrendered an average of 536 yards a game. That’s still an NCAA record for futility. Last year’s Kansas defense gave 321.7 yards a game and ranked No. 29 nationally.
SCHOOL BOARD TO DISCUSS 1-ON-1 TUTORING PROGRAM
March 29, 1992
The Lawrence school board Monday will hear about a proposed directed studies program that could provide one-on-one instruction for Lawrence High School students who need help in key subject areas. As part of its accreditation by the North Central Assn., the high school’s North Central Evaluation Committee has called for all students to demonstrate minimum competency in math, reading, writing and social studies.
REPLACEMENT STARTS MONDAY
March 29, 1992
Time marches on and Tony Sands has drained out of the Kansas football hourglass. “I’ll miss the guy,” Kansas football coach Glen Mason said. “He was a lot of fun to coach. He always looked forward to spring practice and not many do.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
March 29, 1992
DISMISSALS Stephen Helsel, Lawrence; Ginger Breer and baby girl, Lawrence.