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ANCIENT JAPANESE PLAYS TAKE THE STAGE
November 5, 1992
Medieval Japan had its own versions of comedy and tragedy: no drama acted out the sadness of people on both sides of death, and the kyogen showed witty servants upstaging their masters. A group of Kansas University students are preparing to present a sample play from each tradition this weekend at Swarthout Recital Hall. And although both styles of drama can seem foreign to American audiences, the cast and director seek to make the as accessible as possible.
REASONS TO FEEL GOOD
November 5, 1992
Even if your presidential candidate didn’t win Tuesday’s election, there are reasons to feel good about America today. First, is the voter turnout, which reversed a 32-year decline in voter participation in the United States. Local polls were packed, and voters across the country showed they were willing to stand in line an hour or two or more to participate in their democracy. That’s something that should make Americans feel good.
GIVE DRIVERBREAK
November 5, 1992
To the editor: I am very dismayed by all the bad publicity on the bus driver situation.
DOLE AN ASSET FOR KANSAS
November 5, 1992
Kansas Sen. Bob Dole soon will be the ranking and most powerful Republican in Washington. He would have much preferred to be the Senate majority leader, helping a Republican president, but he will do an able job as Senate minority leader when the new Senate gathers for business next January. Kansas is fortunate to have a senator such as Dole who has the courage to stand by his convictions and who will play a major role for the next two years in helping shape new legislation.
POLITICAL TRUTHS
November 5, 1992
To the editor: This election has been a great educational process for the American public. But we are indebted to Sen. Robert Dole for revealing to us one of the great mysteries of our modern political process. In commenting on his defeat of Gloria O’Dell, he stated, (as quoted by a Kansas City newspaper) “I had a great race. She didn’t have enough money.”
FOR THE RECORD
November 5, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
TERM LIMITS LOOM AS ISSUE IN LEGISLATURE
November 5, 1992
Noting that congressional term limits were approved by 14 states Tuesday, several local legislators think the issue of term limits is likely to crop up in the next session of the Kansas Legislature. “Term limits passed in every state that had it on the ballot,” said Sandy Praeger, a Lawrence Republican who was elected Tuesday to the 2nd District seat of the Kansas Senate. “I think we’ll probably see a movement to put some kind of term-limit legislation into effect.”
FOR THE RECORD
November 5, 1992
Civil cases filed A former Haskell Indian Junior College security guard is suing a Lawrence contractor for injuries the guard allegedly received two years ago when he fell into a ditch at the college. Martin A. Hale filed the suit in Douglas County District Court against Wayne Postoak and his company, Wayne Postoak Contractors Inc. Hale contends he fell in a ditch on the night of Nov. 16, 1990, as he pursued a suspect at Haskell. In the suit, Hale asserts that the ditch, which the firm dug, was unmarked and unlighted, and that a fence marking the ditch was not standing at the time of his fall. Hale claims he hurt his knee and teeth and suffered severe cuts and bruises. He also claims he has incurred medical and dental bills, he is permanently partially disabled, he has lost wages and will incur future medical bills.
PERRY COUNCIL HIKES WATER, SEWER RATES
November 5, 1992
The Perry City Council voted Wednesday to increase rates for residential water and sewer customers, said Roger Hodson, city clerk. The current water rate is $4 a month for the first 1,000 gallons and $1 for each additional 1,000 gallons. Customers pay $2.50 a month for sewer service.
HUSBAND FACES CHARGES IN RAPE
November 5, 1992
Prosecutors filed charges today against a 33-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly beat and raped his wife early Wednesday at their southeast Lawrence home. Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Frank Diehl filed two felony counts of aggravated sodomy and a misdemeanor count of battery against the man, who was booked into the Douglas County Jail about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
DOUGLAS COUNTY VOTERS PICK WINNERS IN TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS
November 5, 1992
While most of the election attention Tuesday was focused on the presidential, state and county races, a host of positions were voted on by residents in nine Douglas County townships. Here are the results of those elections. Most candidates were unopposed:
CARLILE SERVICES
November 5, 1992
Services for Betty Lou Carlile, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Edgewood Chapel at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Service in Coffeyville. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Coffeyville. Mrs. Carlile died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992, at Eudora Nursing Center.
MARY B. MATHEWS
November 5, 1992
Services for Mary B. Mathews, 82, Lecompton, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Mathews died today, Nov. 5, 1992, at an Olathe nursing home.
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE FOCUS OF MONTH AT KU
November 5, 1992
Native American culture is getting special attention this month at Kansas University. During the next three weeks, the campus will note Native American Heritage Month with speakers, dancers and poetry readings. The activities are supported by the Lawrence High School Native American Club, the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Junior College, KU’s Native American Student Assn. and other KU groups. “One of the major purposes behind N.A.S.A. is to help educate people about the American Indian,” said David A.T.N. Skeeter, a first-year KU graduate student in linguistics. Skeeter,25, is a Yuchi and Creek from Tulsa. “Activities like this provide different venues to learn more. I hope that sometime in the future, some of the stereotypical ideas that people have about American Indians will be gone.”
BRIEF HOMECOMING
November 5, 1992
She hadn’t been in her hometown in more than two months, so a four-hour stopover wasn’t what Gwen Mullens had in mind. Neither was Kansas’ volleyball victory over Missouri. But that’s what happened Wednesday night.
STATE MUSIC TEACHERS TO MEET, SPONSOR PERFORMANCES IN CITY
November 5, 1992
The Kansas Music Teachers Assn. will hold a three-day state convention Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, featuring performances in downtown Lawrence and at Kansas University. The convention includes public performances, lectures, master classes and the finals of a statewide competititon for young musicians.
MARKETING TO START FOR HY-VEE CENTER
November 5, 1992
A real estate developer expects later this month to begin marketing space in a neighborhood shopping center that will be built in conjunction with a new grocery store planned for the northwest corner of Clinton Parkway and Kasold Avenue. Bob Johnson, a broker-developer with R.H. Johnson Inc., a Kansas City, Mo., firm, said preliminary plans show a retail center with 48,000 square feet for shops that would complement the supermarket Hy-Vee Food Stores Inc. plans to build on the same 14-acre site.
GUARD MAKES COMMITMENT TO JAYHAWKS
November 5, 1992
Kansas has landed one of the country’s top-rated long-range women’s basketball shooters in Angie Halbleib, a 5-10 guard from Middleton, Wis. Halbleib, who averaged 29 points a game her junior season, verbally committed to KU on Monday. She picked the Jayhawks over Florida State and Purdue.
FOR THE RECORD
November 5, 1992
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
FEDERAL GRANT TO AID KITCHENSSHELTERS
November 5, 1992
The Douglas County Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded $20,877 in federal funds to assist local agencies that provide emergency food and shelter. Now the board has the task of determining how to distribute the federal funds, which are awarded to the board on an annual basis.
COUNTY TO DELAY LETTER ON RURAL ADDRESS CHANGES
November 5, 1992
The Douglas County Commission will wait a few days before sending a letter to rural residents about changing addresses for the enhanced 911 telephone service so the county can work with Southwestern Bell to simplify a step in the process. Commissioners on Wednesday deferred action on a letter to be sent to rural residents that tells them what their new address will be under enhanced 911 service. Commissioners directed Emergency Medical Services director Ted McFarlane to ask Southwestern Bell if it is necessary for rural residents to inform the phone company of their address changes, since the phone company already has that information.
AIR FORCE CHOPPER STIRS INTEREST
November 5, 1992
Local residents lit up phone lines for information about a helicopter that circled the city for several hours this morning and early afternoon. Linnae Custer, a secretary at Lawrence Municipal Airport, said the city received numerous calls about the helicopter, which she identified as a U.S. Air Force craft from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The Journal-World also received several calls.
S BODY DISCOVERED BY HUNTERS AT CLINTON LAKE
November 5, 1992
Two duck hunters discovered the body of a Kansas City, Kan., man today near a car partially submerged in shallow water in a western arm of Clinton Lake, about 4 miles south of Stull. The man, who authorities said was in his late 70s, was discovered about 9:30 a.m. today lying face up in calf-deep water near the driver’s side of the car, said Steve Sheldon, 24, Lenexa.
CHAS O. EBERWEIN
November 5, 1992
Services are pending for Chas O. Eberwein, 91, of Collinsville, Okla. He died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1992, in Collinsville Manor Nursing Home, Collinsville. Mr. Eberwein was born June 17, 1901, in Hoyt to Fred G. and Hulda Zwonitzer Eberwein.
KU TO OBSERVE HOMELESS WEEK
November 5, 1992
Kansas University Homeless Awareness Week scheduled Friday through next Thursday will feature a candlelight vigil, a panel discussion and a speech by a national advocate for the homeless. Scheduled events include:
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
November 5, 1992
While Kansas voters Tuesday went for President Bush, Douglas County voters strongly backed the Democratic ticket of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. The president-elect received 19,407 votes, or 45.9 percent of the county’s vote. The Bush-Quayle ticket received 12,926 votes, or 30.6 percent. Independent Ross Perot garnered 9,617 votes for 22.7 percent. Libertarian candidate Andre Marrou had 230 votes for .5 of 1 percent of the vote.
T TRAVEL TO NEBRASKA
November 5, 1992
Monte Cozzens, Kansas’ starting fullback and second-leading rusher, won’t play in Saturday night’s football game against Nebraska. Cozzens, who has rushed for 533 yards this season, suffered an injury above his left knee late in last Saturday’s 26-18 victory over Oklahoma State.
FOREIGN STUDENTS AT KU ASSESS CLINTON
November 5, 1992
A Bill Clinton administration is an unknown quantity when it comes to U.S. foreign relations, some international students at Kansas University said today. Students from various countries said they believed that once Clinton took office he would concentrate on domestic problems before trying to solve problems outside the United States.
KPL ONLY PAYS LIP SERVICE ON POWER LINES, GROUP SAYS
November 5, 1992
Pinckney Neighborhood Assn. members are accusing KPL Gas Service of paying lip service to customer concerns and misleading them in talks to reroute high-voltage lines planned for the neighborhood. KPL officials led them to believe that cost was the only obstacle for a new route for the wires, PNA members say. But once Pinckney officials whittled down the price of an alternative, power company officials still balked.
SPORTS LETTER
November 5, 1992
Dear Sports Editor, Lawrence High School hosted the Class 6A-5A state cross country meet last Saturday. The meet went smoothly due to the efforts of a large number of people we should recognize.
BIG EIGHT PROFITS FROM RENAISSANCE IN KANSAS FOOTBALL
November 5, 1992
It’s as if Kansas’ athletic department put a football under its pillow and woke up with $460,000. KU isn’t alone. So far, the Jayhawks’ football resurgence has meant $1.9 million in television rights fees to the Big Eight Conference.
STOP THAT TRUCK
November 5, 1992
The truck that ran over Kansas last year had an easy license plate to remember. It was No. 44. The driver was Calvin Jones. Subbing for injured starter Derek Brown, Jones ran for 294 yards and a Big Eight-record six touchdowns as Nebraska mashed Kansas, 59-23, in Memorial Stadium.
S LINE MATURED QUICKLY, THANKS TO EAGLES
November 5, 1992
Yes, there were times, Tim Loper admits, when he wondered what the heck he was doing. There were nights notably the Thursday before the last Lawrence High-Olathe North football game when, with his head full of blocking schemes and the fear of failure, he couldn’t sleep.
CARDBOARD RECYCLING PROGRAM GETS TRIAL RUN
November 5, 1992
Lawrence officials will launch a trial run of a recycling program next week that would cut trash collection costs by intercepting many tons of cardbord that would end up in a landfill. Businesses downtown and in three local malls are invited to set out their brown boxes for the test run of the program, designed to recycle corrugated cardboard.
HELEN M. ROBINS
November 5, 1992
Graveside services for Helen May Robins, 92, Phoenix, Ariz., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Robins died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992, at a nursing home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
WELLSVILLE OPENS ITS NEW LIBRARY
November 5, 1992
The community room alone at Wellsville’s new public library is bigger than the whole building that previously housed the library, visitors discovered during opening day Wednesday. Burndine Shields, librarian, excitedly opened the door to the 1,400-square-foot community room equipped with a refrigerator, sink and shelves. Wellsville organizations will hold meetings and special events in the room, which can be opened separately from the rest of the library. Local artist Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton already displayed her drawings in the room during the Wellsville Days celebration earlier this year.
AUDUBON SOCIETY SPREADS WORD ON WILDLIFE WITH CLASSROOM PAPER
November 5, 1992
Snakes, owls and other animals are making headlines in local schools thanks to the Jayhawk Audubon Society. The society is providing 37 Lawrence classrooms with subscriptions to “Audubon Adventures,” a bimonthly publication of the National Audubon Society geared toward children in grades three through six.
LHS PREPARES FOR OLATHE NORTH
November 5, 1992
The last time Olathe North came to Lawrence for a high school football game, the Eagles’ starting quarterback and eight other offensive starters had just one game of varsity experience. This time around, when the fourth-ranked Eagles play top-ranked LHS on Friday night in a Class 6A state quarterfinal, those starters will have played nine varsity games.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
November 5, 1992
Rain or shine, the inaugural Kansas Mountain Bik Championship will be held in Lawrence this weekend. Geoff Davis, president of Mountain Bike Lawrence, the club sponsoring the two-day event, said the competition will not be postponed or canceled, no matter what the weather brings.
BUILDING BOOM
November 5, 1992
An autumn surge in residential construction pushed the number of new homes built so far this year in Lawrence past the total for all of 1988, when building activity in Lawrence set a record. According to its monthly report, the city building inspector’s office issued 45 construction permits for single-family homes during October, bringing the year-to-date total for new home permits to 389. That compares with the 349 permits issued for all of 1988, the year the valuation of all new construction totaled nearly $75.8 million and set a record.
S RIGHTS TOP CONCERN FOR KICKAPOO LAWYER
November 5, 1992
Lance Burr wants to see Native Americans get what they want. As a lawyer and attorney general for the Kickapoo Tribal Council, Burr has fought the state government when it tried to impose taxes and zoning on the reservation and fought the federal government when it refused to honor treaties.