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CAMPAIGN FUNDING DRAWS BARBS IN LEGISLATIVE RACE
November 2, 1992
Republican Bob Skahan contributed $14,000 to his own campaign for a seat in the statehouse, according to a report filed by the candidate, prompting accusations of “buying the election” from his opponent. Skahan has spent $15,289, most of it his own money, on his campaign against Democrat Forrest Swall for the 45th District seat of the Kansas House. Swall spent $5,342, according to reports.
RAIN MAY CUT DOWN VOTER TALLY ON TUESDAY
November 2, 1992
Tuesday’s weather forecast was not music to Patty Jaimes’ ears. The Douglas County clerk winced as she heard that the forecast calls for cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance rain or snow on Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
POLLARD COMMITS TO KU
November 2, 1992
Roy Williams tried to pull Scot Pollard onto the floor for some dancing with the Crimson Girls at Saturday’s Late Night basketball extravaganza at Allen Fieldhouse. Pollard, a 7-foot center from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Wash., refused.
PRICES FOR CORN, SOYBEANSMILO
November 2, 1992
Following are the market prices paid per bushel for corn and soybeans and per hundredweight for milo at Lawrence-area grain elevators. Farmers Co-op Assn. north grain elevator, 325 Locust:
FOR THE RECORD
November 2, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
GYRATIONS HAVE ENDED. . .MAYBE
November 2, 1992
Don’t expect Roy Williams to take his dancing act on the road anytime soon. For the third straight year, Williams, Kansas’ basketball coach, reluctantly gyrated in front of the home folks at Saturday’s Late Night basketball extravaganza at Allen Fieldhouse.
JAYHAWKS THINK OF BOWL
November 2, 1992
When they weren’t talking about how poorly they performed in their 26-18 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, Kansas football players shifted to their impending bowl bid. And to Nebraska.
ACTING DIRECTOR FILLS CORRECTIONS POST
November 2, 1992
Elaine Hicks, acting director of the Douglas County Community Corrections office, was named as the department’s new director today by the county commission. Hicks, 33, has worked for the office for five years and had served as acting director since June, when Mark Matese resigned as director to enter private business.
ISABELLE FIFFE
November 2, 1992
Services for Isabelle Marie Fiffe, 65, Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Xavier’s Catholic Church in Junction City. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Junction City. She died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.
TAKESTAND
November 2, 1992
It’s time to stand up and be counted. Voter registration is at an all-time high in Douglas County, but the real test of local involvement in the political process will be the turnout in Tuesday’s general election.
MESSAGE
November 2, 1992
The Democratic candidate for the 2nd Douglas County Commission seat today charged the county Republican Party with dirty tricks over circulating a flier that says he does not live in the district. Jim Chappell, rural Lawrence, said the county Republican Central Committee and its candidate, Ralph Tanner of Baldwin, of a “flat-out lie” over the flier, which has a picture of a house where Chappell used to live in Alvamar.
AREA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS BURNS
November 2, 1992
A Lawrence firefighter received minor injuries while extinguishing a grease fire Sunday afternoon. Amos Hale, 49, suffered first-degree burns to his face and was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, said Battalion Chief Jerry Karr. Hale was helping to fight a fire at 2551 Ridge Ct. at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
ARTWORK
November 2, 1992
People talk about the art of acting all the time, but you rarely hear talk of actors’ art that is, actors who paint and draw. Now a Kansas University alumnus has co-compiled a book that shows off the fine-art accomplishments of 77 actors, including Claudette Colbert, Jack Palance, James Stewart and Billy Dee Williams.
BROWN MAKING MARK AT BU, THOUGH KU AND BROTHER, GILBERT CAME FIRST
November 2, 1992
Before opting for Baker University, Detroit native Leroy Brown had planned on attending Kansas and joining his brother, Gilbert. “When I came out of high school, I was highly recruited,” Leroy Brown said after recording three sacks in the Wildcats’ 33-20 win over Benedictine on Saturday at Liston Field. “But I didn’t have the ACT scores on time. I sat around and KU came to me and asked me to play for them as a walk-on.
RUTH ANN HAWKINS
November 2, 1992
Services for Ruth Ann Hawkins, 40, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church of Miami, Okla., with the Rev. Leon Weece officiating. Burial will be in Ballard Cemetery near Bernice, Okla. Ms. Hawkins died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992, at her home, following a brief illness.
GERALD W. KINDIG
November 2, 1992
Private inurnment services for Gerald W. “Gary” Kindig, 69, Powhattan, will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Cremation is planned. Mr. Kindig died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1992, at his home.
STATUE TO MAKE STOP AT ST. JOHN CHURCH
November 2, 1992
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue will visit St. John the Evangelist Church, 1229 Vt., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Betty Blewitt, a member of the church committee that organized the visit, said the statue from Fatima, Portugal, has traveled the world.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 2, 1992
DISMISSALS Perry Sprague, Lawrence; Sandi Heline and baby boy, Lawrence; and Carol Pickert, Richmond.
HIGHS AND LOWS OF VOTER TURNOUT
November 2, 1992
On the map, the two polling places are about 12 blocks from each other Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse, at Sunnyside Avenue and Naismith Drive, and the Southside Church of Christ, 23rd and Missouri. But in terms of voting in the last few fall elections, they’re miles apart.
KU MAY MERGE COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH ENGINEERING
November 2, 1992
Officials at Kansas University are considering a proposal to merge the embattled computer science department with a department in the School of Engineering. The move if approved by KU Chancellor Gene Budig and the Kansas Board of Regents would bring an end to a computer science department that has been torn by dissension.
HY-VEE PLANNING LAWRENCE STORE
November 2, 1992
Hy-Vee Food Stores, a Chariton, Iowa-based grocery chain, was expected to announce today its plans to build a supermarket in Lawrence. Representatives of the company confirmed that Hy-Vee was planning a Lawrence store but declined to offer additional details before a news conference scheduled for early this afternoon in Mission, where a new Hy-Vee store will open Tuesday.
AREA CROP YIELDS RISE, BUT PRICES DIP
November 2, 1992
The fall harvest has yielded a bumper crop that has grain elevators bursting at the seams and prices taking a nosedive. T.J. Byram, a statistician with Kansas Agricultural Statistics, said the law of supply and demand is the greatest influence on market prices.
T WIPE OUT PRE-GAME NERVOUSNESS
November 2, 1992
Even after all the state titles, after all the state championship-match appearances and the overwhelming success of their program, Lawrence High’s volleyball players still get nervous before the Big Game. “Tradition’s what people have done in the past,” LHS senior setter Kelley Hickman said Saturday, just after the Lions added to that tradition by winning their fourth straight Class 6A title at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. “There’s no way you can think about tradition. This was my first state championship.”
ELECTION CITED AS MORTGAGE FACTOR
November 2, 1992
A recent increase in mortgage interest rates from their 20-year lows and fears of more increases to come are drawing home buyers into the market, say local lenders and realty agents. “It made people get off the fence,” said Brian McFall, assistant vice president at First Savings Bank.
VOTE ON KICKOFF SHIFT
November 2, 1992
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Chiefs will ever retire place-kicker Eddie Murray’s flight number… Bet you didn’t realize Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne was running a democracy. Osborne let his travel squad members vote on whether they wanted to shift the starting time for Saturday’s Kansas game from afternoon to evening so it could be televised by ESPN. The tally was 59-1. The lone dissenter was linebacker Donta Jones…
FOUR SPECIAL QUESTIONS FACE VOTERS
November 2, 1992
Lawrence residents will be asked to answer four questions Tuesday when they step into the voting booth. One question local citizens have heard a lot about during the 1992 campaign season is a proposal to provide Lawrence public schools with nearly $30 million in new funding.
PROVIDES CLUES TO ALTERNATIVES FOR THEATER
November 2, 1992
FOR THE RECORD
November 2, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
LOCAL STUDENTS EAGER TO HIT POLLS
November 2, 1992
Rachel Munoz, 17, is looking forward to casting her vote Tuesday through the “Kids Voting” program, but there’s another reason the Lawrence High School junior is eagerly awaiting Election Day. “It’s gotten to the point where I’m really sick of political commercials,” Munoz said. “They’re just ridiculous. I think toward the end when they’re panicking and trying to get as many votes as they can, they’re kind of losing their composure and acting childishly.”
KU-CU KICKOFF SHIFTED FOR NETWORK TELECAST
November 2, 1992
Kickoff for the Kansas-Colorado football game on Nov. 14 at Memorial Stadium has been changed from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. so it can be televised regionally on ABC-TV, it was announced this morning. “That’s a game they probably had targeted for a while,” said Jeff Bollig, director of the Big Eight service bureau.
HASKELL FALLS TO PIRATES
November 2, 1992
Running back Wade McGee led Haskell with 51 yards on 22 carries, but the Indians fell to Independence, 42-20, in junior college football on Saturday night. The Pirates ended a six-game losing streak. McGee scored two touchdowns on runs of one and 11 yards and Jaime Moore scored Haskell’s other touchdown on an 85-yard pass from Tim Leatherman.
MEDIA KEY TO FREEDOM
November 2, 1992
One of the major topics of this year’s presidential campaign is the degree of fairness, bias or balance exhibited by the media in their coverage of the Bush-Clinton battle for the White House. In the eyes of many knowledgeable media observers, there has been substantial bias or slanting of the news in favor of the Clinton-Gore ticket. This can be done in many ways by newspapers and television. It can be done by out-and-out unfairness of the coverage of a candidate. It can be done by the position or location of a Bush or Clinton story in a newspaper. It can be done by making one candidate look better and more knowledgeable than his opponents or by selecting good and bad film clips for use on television or unflattering pictures in the newspaper. It also can be done by biased or partisan headline writers and in many other ways.