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BIG NOTIONS, BIG CANVASES
November 1, 1992
Wayne Wildcat and Tolly Smith Wildcat sat in the parlor area of their art studio; they are nearly dwarfed by the large canvases Wayne painted. Not only are the canvases large, but the figures Wayne painted on them are bigger-than-life human figures, some sitting, some kneeling, some standing and staring, defiantly, out into space. They are historical figures, such as Albert Einstein, Plains Indians and children.
EXPANSION TAKES GCSAA SERVICES AROUND THE GLOBE
November 1, 1992
Judging by the amount of additional brick and mortar it’s ordered, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America has not only settled into but also outgrown its new headquarters at 1421 Research Park Dr. The professional organization, with more than 11,000 members worldwide, is building a four-story office tower on the side of its existing headquarters, into which the organization moved just 18 months ago. The $3 million addition will give the GCSAA 70,000 square feet of space, nearly doubling the size of its headquarters.
RESTORATION MAGIC
November 1, 1992
The shiny red 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible skims across a grassy stretch of ground, Lee Swieton at the wheel. “I drive ‘em all,” Swieton said after the test spin. “You got to drive ‘em.”
EVEN MUSIC CRITICS GET THE BLUES
November 1, 1992
The blues, of course, is the emotive as well as musical bedrock that has always supported the spirited flights of jazzdom’s intrepid instrumentalists. Now, with the latest release in the Contemporary Blues Masters series, ROOTS ‘N’ BLUES: THE RETROSPECTIVE (Columbia/Legacy, C4K 47911), we have a fresh opportunity to savor and re-appreciate the diverse wellsprings from which jazz sprang. The new four-compact disc, box-set provides over five hours of music, 107 tracks in all, 47 of which are previously unreleased. There are blues performers of every stripe from rough-hewn Mississippi Delta wailers to virtuosic, boogie-woogie pianists. And there are white performers, ballad singers, cowboy singers, western swing bands and bluegrass groups.
1 HURT IN WRECK AT JUDICIAL CENTER
November 1, 1992
For the second time in two weeks, the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center was the site of an accident. Lawrence police Sgt. Ron Dalquest said the one-car accident occurred about 11:50 p.m. Saturday when a vehicle headed south on New Hampshire failed to stop at the T intersection at 11th Street, jumped the curb and landed in front of the northwest steps of the building.
PANTLE SERVICES
November 1, 1992
Services for James William Pantle, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kan., with the Rev. John Gerry officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie. Mr. Pantle died Friday, Oct. 30, 1992, at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan.
COOL WEATHER TREND CONTINUES
November 1, 1992
October became the latest in a succession of cooler-than-normal months and also proved to be drier than usual, according to Kansas University Weather Service totals. The average high temperature during October was 67 and the average low was 45, compared to a normal high of 71.3 degrees and a normal low of 47.8 degrees.
BUSH IS BEST CHOICE
November 1, 1992
American voters have watched a unique, bitter, highly politicized presidential campaign one which is not likely to be repeated for some time. It is unique in that Texan Ross Perot entered the race and then withdrew, only to get back into the battle and spend approximately $60 million of his own money to finance his effort. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton has run a tough, sometimes mean, smart race, and for most of the past three or four months, he has enjoyed a wide margin of voter preference, at least as measured by many polling firms. Clinton has made sure not to repeat many of the mistakes of the last Democratic challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was a weak candidate and ran a poor race. Clinton has been on the offensive most of the time. He has been vigorous in presenting his plans for a Clinton Administration and he has been relentless in attacking the Bush record. He goes out of his way to make sure his audiences know he doesn’t defer to the president in any manner.
IN VICTORY
November 1, 1992
Lethargic after last week’s big win over Oklahoma? Looking ahead to Nebraska? Scared because it was Halloween? Depressed by the weather? What was wrong with 18th-ranked Kansas on Saturday?
NEWCOMERS PACE JAYHAWKS
November 1, 1992
Newcomers Sean Pearson and Calvin Rayford scored nine points apiece, while veterans Eric Pauley and Patrick Richey tallied eight apiece to pace the blue team to a 47-45 victory over the red squad at the annual Late Night with Roy Williams scrimmage early this morning at Allen Fieldhouse. Junior college transfer Darrin Hancock scored 18 points for the losing red team. A capacity crowd of 15,800 watched.
CRIME TIP HOT LINE READY FOR TRIAL RUN
November 1, 1992
A tips hot line aimed at solving crimes at gasoline stations and convenience stores will go on a test run next month in Lawrence and Douglas County. Dedicated to the Encouragement of Tips, Education and Rewards (DETER) is scheduled to begin Nov. 9 with a press conference at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, according to a press release from the organization that established the program.
DEPARTMENT CHIEF VOTING, PATROL CAR DECISION TOP COUNTY AGENDA
November 1, 1992
Decisions on a new department director and new patrol cars await the Douglas County Commission on Monday. Commissioners will convene in executive session to discuss who should become the next director of community corrections. One candidate is Elaine Hicks, who is the acting director of the office. County Administrator Craig Weinaug will not say who the other candidate is.
LAWRENCE BOYS BAG THIRD
November 1, 1992
In the high school cross country preseason, Brad Frederick wasn’t even on the Lawrence team. In the Lions’ first meet, he ran on the junior varsity. In the final meet of his sophomore season, Frederick was the second Lawrence runner to finish, helping LHS to a third-place finish in the Class 6A state meet on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
WHAT THE BOND ISSUE WOULD DO
November 1, 1992
The Lawrence school district’s proposed $29.9 million bond issue would allow for: Constructing and equipping a three-section elementary school (one with three classes at each grade level) to relieve crowded conditions at Quail Run School, Schwegler School and perhaps other west Lawrence schools. The new school also would absorb enrollment growth in west Lawrence. Cost: $4.5 million.
HALLOWEEN INVITATIONS YIELD DIRTY TRICKS CHARGE
November 1, 1992
The Lawrence school district allowed Douglas County Republicans to pull a political trick by inviting students over for treats on Halloween night, some local residents say. But representatives of the Douglas County Republican Party say the gesture was designed merely to teach children about the political process.
EXPERIENCE FACTOR GUIDES DA IN RACE
November 1, 1992
On the north wall of his office, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells keeps a framed poster from gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s early-1970s campaign for public office in Aspen, Colo. It would be hard to imagine anything seeming further out of place, given that Thompson’s disdain for law enforcement may be matched only by the herculean indulgence in alcohol and drugs that helped him become a counter-culture legend in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.
LHS VOLLEYBALL STORY
November 1, 1992
Perhaps it’s only a coincidence that the autumnal equinox and Lawrence High’s appearances in the state volleyball tournament happen about the same time every year. Regardless, you can set your clocks by either one.
GOP AFFIRMS ITS BACKING OF CANDIDATE
November 1, 1992
Despite some rumors to the contrary, the Douglas County Republican Party supports its candidate, Bob Skahan, for the 45th Kansas House District, local GOP officials said Saturday. Chris Miller, the county’s GOP chairman, said in a press conference Saturday morning at local GOP headquarters that the party is standing behind Skahan.
FOR THE RECORD
November 1, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
THE HITS OF 1492
November 1, 1992
When Christopher Columbus sailed to the Western Hemisphere in 1492, he left behind a Spain caught in a wrenching struggle among three cultures: Christian, Muslim and Jewish. Now the music produced by those three cultures undergoes a revival in the current Waverly Consort tour, which makes a stop in Lawrence at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
VICTORY ALL THAT COUNTS
November 1, 1992
Style points don’t count toward bowl berths or Big Eight titles. Neither do passing yards, rushing yards or time of possession. Wins count toward bowl berths and Big Eight titles, and 18th-ranked Kansas claimed its seventh win of the season Saturday, 26-18, over Oklahoma State at Memorial Stadium.
LHS GIRLS FIFTH
November 1, 1992
Pleased as she was to finally lead Lawrence High’s girls cross country team, Theresa York couldn’t be happy about the circumstances. York, an LHS junior, finished 10th, and the Lions were fifth in the team race at the Class 6A state meet on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
S OUT ON DISTRICT ATTORNEY RACE
November 1, 1992
For a month, candidates in the Douglas County District Attorney’s race have traded barrages of evidence in an election that has closely resembled a jury trial. Defense attorney James Rumsey, a Democrat, has hammered away at his adversary’s credibility by presenting statistical evidence suggesting the prosecutor has been soft on crime.
RARE AS IT IS, KANSAS WON ONE ON FORM
November 1, 1992
It wasn’t a trick. Kansas did win, after all. It sure wasn’t a treat, either. KU coach Glen Mason sounded afterward like somebody had soaped the windows of his car and tipped over his birdbath.
DECISION TIME NEARS
November 1, 1992
Sipping from a cup of coffee, Loren Freeman was sitting with members of a loose-knit coffee drinkers club early Friday morning at Jennings Daylight Donut Shop, 729 Mass. The 59-year-old Lawrence auctioneer seemed fed up with presidential politics.
POLICE HEED WICHITA ADVICE TO CURB INFILTRATION OF GANGS
November 1, 1992
Three years ago, Wichita police Capt. Ron West said, Wichita officials were denying there was a gang problem in the city. That was a serious mistake.
RUMSEY WANTS HALT TO PLEA BARGAINING
November 1, 1992
In a year when a presidential candidate has committed, dropped out, then rejoined the race, Jim Rumsey’s political path can’t exactly be called unique. But it’s definitely somewhere beyond normal.
DISMAY
November 1, 1992
Oklahoma State’s 26-18 football loss to Kansas on Saturday was especially frustrating for OSU freshman quarterback Gary Porter. Porter, who completed 18 of 33 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns, also threw three interceptions.
BAKER WINS SHOWDOWN
November 1, 1992
Despite playing on a dreary afternoon, Baker’s conference title hopes shone brightly after Saturday’s 33-20 victory against fifth-ranked Benedictine. The ninth-ranked Wildcats dealt the Ravens their first loss and a major blow in the Heart of America Conference race. Both teams stand at 8-1 overall, 5-1 in the conference with Baker having the advantage with the victory over Benedictine.
POKES
November 1, 1992
A Count Dracula costume would have been appropriate party attire for Kwamie Lassiter on Halloween night. His two interceptions and forced fumble sure sucked the life out of Oklahoma State’s football team on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
VOLUNTEERS HELP USHER IN EXCITEMENT AT KU EVENTS
November 1, 1992
Devon Knoll and members of his family have been coming to Kansas University games for almost two decades. But what sets the Ozawkie family apart from other longtime KU fans are the bright neon green hats they wear during games they’re ushers.