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JAYHAWKS TORRID AT FOUL LINE
November 25, 1992
Kansas swished 18 of 22 free throws in last Friday’s 121-54 exhibition basketball rout of Marathon Oil. That’s 81.8 percent from the line, much better than last year’s 64.3 average.
SENSELESS CRUELTY
November 25, 1992
To the editor: On the afternoon of Nov. 20, I was approaching the entrance of the Lawrence K mart when I saw a frightened, obviously lost puppy or young dog heading across the parking lot. The dog was not displaying any aggressive or threatening behavior whatsoever. I saw that it was wearing a collar, which means it was probably someone’s pet. I began talking to the dog and encouraging it to come to me so I could take it home, check for identification tags and try to reunite it with its owner. The dog was wary of approaching me, but it turned to look at me and finally began to take a step in my direction.
LOCAL FIRM SEEKING TAX-EXEMPT BONDS
November 25, 1992
E and E Display Group Inc., a local point-of-purchase display manufacturer, asked the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday night to approve $1.5 million in tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds for the company to expand its southeast Lawrence operation. On a 4-0 vote, the commission decided to send the company’s request to the city’s administrative review committee. Commissioner Bob Walters was absent.
FOR THE RECORD
November 25, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COUNTY TO REVIEW TITLE SEARCH DECISION
November 25, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Monday will reconsider a contract for compiling title information for properties along the South Lawrence Trafficway. County Administrator Craig Weinaug has not decided what action he will recommend to the commission, he said today.
ADVICE FOR WINTER MOTORISTS
November 25, 1992
JoEllen McGranahan, director of safety for the Automobile Association of America in Topeka, offered these safety tips for people who are traveling in cold and snowy weather: Make sure the car is in good operating condition before you head out.
SONNY HILL NAMED IN CONSUMER SUIT
November 25, 1992
Sonny Hill car dealerships in Lawrence and Lansing were named in lawsuits filed Tuesday by Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan, who charged the businesses with consumer protection violations. In the lawsuits, which were filed in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Stephan claims the dealerships continued to use deceptive practices in their newspaper advertising even after the businesses entered into a consent agreement earlier this month. Sonny Hill had agreed to modify its advertising and to pay $10,000.
JANICE L. BLACKMAN
November 25, 1992
Services for Janice L. Blackman, 29, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, with the Rev. David Hallenbeck officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. She died Monday, Nov. 23, 1992, at her home. She committed suicide.
LOCAL OFFICERS TO RETURN MURDER SUSPECT TO CITY
November 25, 1992
Local and state authorities have arrived in a South Dakota city where they plan to pick up a man accused of killing a 32-year-old rural Lawrence building contractor early Sunday. Don Crowe, a Douglas County sheriff’s lieutenant, said Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson and Scott Teeselink, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, got to Aberdeen, S.D., late Tuesday.
LOCAL JOBLESS RATE STEADY AT 3.1%
November 25, 1992
The Douglas County unemployment rate for October held steady at 3.1 percent, the fourth consecutive month that the local jobless rate had stayed frozen at that level, the Kansas Department of Human Resources said today. The Douglas County jobless rate also stood at 3.1 percent in October 1991.
VANDALS DROP KU GOALPOST
November 25, 1992
One of Memorial Stadium’s two goalposts came tumbling down again last weekend. But unlike Oct. 24 when Kansas defeated Oklahoma, and giddy KU students ripped down the posts, this act was perpetrated by vandals.
CIVIL CASES FILED
November 25, 1992
Ted Faucher, Lawrence, has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Inc., which operates a local store at 2727 Iowa, alleging he was injured at the store in November 1990. Faucher claims he was hurt when a stack of toys fell on him. He claims the negligence of the store’s employees caused his injuries. Marvin A. Donaldson, Lawrence, has filed a suit against Aaron Fischer, Lawrence, alleging that Fischer hit him in the head on Oct. 19 or Oct. 20 during a confrontation outside of a local bar, Louise’s West, 1307 W. Seventh. The suit contends Donaldson tried to stop a confrontation when Fischer allegedly struck him.
AREA SECTION OF COAST-TO-COAST TRAIL TAKING SHAPE
November 25, 1992
Volunteers at Clinton Lake have finished scouting and flagging the first three miles of the American Discovery Trail’s local route. And with a little cooperation from the weather, they could start clearing it this winter. Carl Ringler, Clinton State Park trail coordinator, said volunteers worked the last two weekends scouting the “Coyote’s Head” section of trail, which extends from the west end of the state park west to the public boat ramp. The Kansas Trails Council originally designed that route in 1982, but the trail was later abandoned.
BAKER SOCCER ON THE RISE, DESPITE LOSS IN FINALS
November 25, 1992
A quadruple overtime loss to Rockhurst in the Area Four finals was a tough way for Baker to end the season. Still, the Wildcats’ soccer program is on the rise.
WILLIAM B. HUTCHINS
November 25, 1992
Services for William Brent Hutchins, 18, of Alpharetta, Ga., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano, Tex., with the Rev. William Carr officiating. Interment will be in Dallas. Mr. Hutchins died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1992, in Alpharetta after a car accident.
KU SENIOR SURVEYS ATTITUDES TOWARD SEXUAL HARASSMENT
November 25, 1992
A Kansas University student’s survey in the weeks after the 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas showed that KU students were confused and uncertain about sexual harassment. Though some of her findings troubled her, Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Gordon, KU senior from Hays, is encouraged by indications students want “to understand the problem and find solutions.”
CITY RUNNERS SET MARKS
November 25, 1992
Two Lawrence runners set state age-group records in the 10-mile Turkey Trot here over the weekend. Richard Ebel ran the race in 1:00.40. That broke the 45-49 age-group record of 1:00.41. Also, Richard Wilson was clocked in 1:02:26 in the ages 60-64 bracket to eclipse the state age-group record of 1:07.30.
DESPITE SNOW, KPL ABOUT TO INITIATE MOWER EXCHANGE
November 25, 1992
Mowing lawns probably is the last thing on most local residents’ minds with today’s snow. But when you receive your electric bill next month, you’ll be asked to ponder that summer activity.
WHEN FLAKES FALL, PLOWS HIT THE STREETS
November 25, 1992
Tom Orzulak may earn the scorn of Lawrence school children who pray for a thick blanket of slick, street-clogging, physics-test-dodging snow. But, for motorists, Orzulak can be a hero. His work began this morning when the flakes started to fall. Orzulak supervises the plowing, salting and sanding of streets covered with snow or slush.
SPRINKLER BACKFLOW POLICY PUT ON HOLD
November 25, 1992
Some say water from lawn sprinkling systems can be sucked back into the public water supply, contaminating it. Others say the problem is overstated that there’s no evidence that a lawn sprinkler system in the United States ever has had such a backflow problem.
CORRECTION
November 25, 1992
A story in Monday’s Journal-World reported incorrect holiday hours for the Kansas Union at Kansas University. It will be closed Thursday through Sunday.
LINK, RESTAURANT OFFER HOLIDAY MEALS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
November 25, 1992
Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, share a feast and give thanks for their blessings. Less fortunate local residents can partake of both holiday spirit and traditional foods during the annual Thanksgiving dinner offered by the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) or at a free breakfast offered by McDonald’s on Sixth Street.
WINTER STORM BLOWS INTO AREA
November 25, 1992
His cheeks red and swollen, Old Man Winter blew across Kansas, and his snowy, bitter breath hit Lawrence today. Schoolchildren and local store-owners owe him thanks. Several county districts canceled school, and business is booming as people scramble for turkey fixings, snow shovels and winter coats.
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November 25, 1992
It’s been a November that Glen Mason wouldn’t wish on K-State or Missouri. Mason’s a rivalry sorta’ guy, but the month he and Kansas’ football team have had … whoa.
DEER HUNTERS TAKE AIM AT PROPOSAL
November 25, 1992
Hunters from the Lawrence area Tuesday night took issue with a proposed law that would allow non-resident deer hunting in Kansas. Steve Hawks, regional supervisor for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in Topeka, explained the agency’s non-resident deer hunting proposal to 25 people at Lawrence Public Library.
THIEVES HIT LOCAL ARTIST — AGAIN
November 25, 1992
Seven colored-glass pieces by local artist Vernon Brejcha valued together at more than $10,000 were stolen from a display in the city hall lobby in Kansas City, Kan., officials said. The theft occurred one flight above police headquarters, and marks the third theft of Brejcha’s work from displays in the Kansas City metropolitan area in the past dozen years.
IDEAS
November 25, 1992
Kansas University professor Ted Johnson describes teaching as a “sacred mission” in which he serves as a midwife for ideas. “I think of it as helping ideas come into the world. That’s the art of teaching,” said Johnson, professor of French.
KU EXHIBITS HONOR AIDS VICTIMS
November 25, 1992
The second time Kansas University library assistant Rich Crank lost a friend to AIDS, he resolved to create an AIDS awareness display for the campus. That was June 4, when he watched local artist Dennis K. Helm die. The first time, two years earlier, Crank just cried. Cuban novelist Reinalda Arenas, whom Crank had met in 1987, killed himself in New York City.
HOSPITAL REPORT
November 25, 1992
BIRTHS Tim and Kim Schmidt, Topeka, a boy, Tuesday.