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MAYER
October 3, 1992
Shoulda, coulda, gotta! Kansas shoulda defeated Kansas State in football last season, and coulda finished up 7-4. This year, the Jayhawks gotta beat the Wildcats or they’ll be showing a shaky 3-2 record with a promising season poised to topple off the cliff worse than Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Butch and Sundance survived; Kansas might wind up drowning if it lets KSU get away. Then KU must bag a victory at Iowa State to set the stage for that really big year.
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 3, 1992
If there was a thermometer to measure the political temperature of this country and its citizens, chances are it would show a sharp and possibly dangerous rise during the next 30 days. The 1992 presidential campaign has been a long, tough, often mean political exercise. In fact, it started almost four years ago, soon after the election of George Bush and Dan Quayle, with Democratic challengers and detractors firing away at the Republican administration, particularly Quayle.
CRIMINAL CASE PROCEEDINGS
October 3, 1992
Joshua N. Shores, 20, was sentenced on Thursday to six months in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of sexual battery and 90 days in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing. Shores originally was charged April 21 with a felony count of aggravated battery alleging he walked into a 19-year-old woman’s room at Ellsworth Hall on April 18 and tried to remove her clothing. At that time, court documents show, Shores was living in room 1011 of Ellsworth. He pleaded no contest on Aug. 20 and was found guilty of the amended charges.
HOUSING HINTS
October 3, 1992
Living with someone should never be taken lightly. Kansas University faculty members Linda Marshall, assistant director of the Student Assistance Center, and Fred McElhenie, associate director of student housing, offered some advice about how to thoughtfully approach a living arrangement every step of the way. Before you enter the situation:
FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION BEGINS EARLY
October 3, 1992
For Lawrence residents, the importance of National Fire Prevention Week was made painfully clear on Sept. 23. A 4-year-old Lawrence boy was critically injured after becoming trapped in a fire that day at a mobile home at Gaslight Village trailer park, 1900 W. 31st. He died the next day.
POETS TOUCH MANY SUBJECTSMOODS
October 3, 1992
The poetry came fast, and the poetry came slow. It came funny and it came sad. It came Friday night to the Lawrence Arts Center, where more than 100 people gathered to hear what area poets had to say in a Poetry Night, scheduled as part of the Harvest of Arts celebration in town.
LAURA ENNIS
October 3, 1992
Services are pending for Laura E. Ennis, 80, Lawrence. Mrs. Ennis died today, Oct. 3, 1992, at Sterling Heights.
MYRA PATTERSON
October 3, 1992
Services for Myra Patterson, 87, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mrs. Patterson died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1992, in an Oskaloosa nursing home.
CORRECTION
October 3, 1992
Because of a reporter’s error, the Journal-World on Friday incorrectly reported that the family of Barbara Morton Boyd, who died Thursday, would meet with friends at Rumsey Funeral Home. However, friends may call at the funeral home until noon today. Graveside services for Mrs. Boyd will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery.
HASKELL FIELD BECOMES ARTWORK
October 3, 1992
Down a dirt road off the main streets through Haskell Indian Junior College, stone posts mark a field that was recently mowed. On Friday afternoon, a small propeller plane flew overhead. Two men try to keep a fire lighted during a spate of wind, even as the midday sun baked the cut grass still lying on the field.
INJURIES DEVASTATE VIKINGS
October 3, 1992
Shawnee Mission West’s starting quarterback was a second-stringer. He went out with an injury, so the third-stringer the Vikings’ second-string tailback took over. Naturally that moved the No. 1 fullback to tailback.
S PARENTS IN FROM OREGON
October 3, 1992
Travis Green doesn’t need much extra motivation to play football, but Green, a senior lineman for Lawrence High, said it didn’t hurt to have his father, Jerry, and mother, Nancy, in Haskell Stadium Friday night. “I always want to play well,” Travis Green said. “But having my parents there did give me a little extra incentive.”
HASKELL SENATOR SEEKS FEE INCREASE
October 3, 1992
The cost of attending Haskell Indian Junior College would increase slightly if a student leader’s proposal is adopted. Although the college is tuition free and the students don’t pay room and board to live on campus, they do pay $20 a semester to cover student activities.
SCHOOL BOND SUPPORT
October 3, 1992
To the editor: Recently, there was a presentation on the new school bond issue that the public will consider Nov. 3. Like many voters, we were against the last school bond issue (to build a second high school). However, we are completely in support of the current proposed bond issue. Basically, this bond election is to build a new elementary school, to build a replacement for India School and to add seven classrooms to Wakarusa Valley School. We need all three of these elementary school items now.
BALDWIN SNARES NARROW VICTORY
October 3, 1992
Friday night’s tussle with Spring Hill was just another routine cliff-hanger for Baldwin, only this time the Bulldogs emerged victorious. The Bulldogs, 2-3, toppled the Broncos, 20-18, their fourth game decided by a touchdown or less.
MCLOUTH, OSKIE LOSE
October 3, 1992
McLouth and Oskaloosa each lost but avoided shutouts with fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday night in area high school football. At McLouth, the Bulldogs fell to Troy, 28-7. Running back Scott Gaskell scored on a four-yard run before McLouth fell to 1-4.
EDUCATION GOALS
October 3, 1992
To the editor: Two separate broad-based education task forces and every recent 497 school board have supported a move toward a mid-level education structure. This is not only a good Lawrence idea; this is what the best school systems nationwide have done.
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
October 3, 1992
Firefighters have developed all kinds of catchy slogans designed to save people in fires: Plan to Get Out Alive, Stay Low and Go, Stop, Drop and Roll, to name a few. But those slogans don’t mean much unless people actually take the time to develop an escape plan and practice getting out, Lawrence’s fire marshal says.
GIRLS SCOUTS PROVIDE DIVERSE ACTIVITIES
October 3, 1992
Girls of all ages benefit from involvement with the Girl Scouts, whose purpose is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service so they may become happy and resourceful citizens. According to Donna Hodges, field director for the Douglas County Girl Scouts, there are more than 100 troops, approximately 246 leaders and assistants and more than 2,000 members of the Girl Scouts in Douglas County. “There are lots of new troops this year,” Hodges said. Parent involvement is encouraged and many of the parents register with the girls.
CHIEFTAINS CAGE BOBCATS
October 3, 1992
After pulling within one point of Tonganoxie in the fourth quarter Friday night, Basehor-Linwood lined up in its customary swinging gate formation for the point-after attempt. “We do it every time,” B-L coach Tom Harman said. “We made the right decision, but we got a little too excited.”
PRAISE
October 3, 1992
Twenty years ago, the football coach of Haskell Indian Junior College asked Chris Schenkel, an ABC sports broadcaster, to speak at an athletic banquet. “I’ve been coming back ever since,” Schenkel said Friday during a luncheon for the Haskell Foundation at the college. “I spoke when they celebrated the centennial and they asked me to join the board of the foundation.”
KANSAS CITIES SHARE IDEASINFORMATION
October 3, 1992
Lawrence city officials will hobnob with their peers this weekend in Wichita and help set the agenda for the League of Kansas Municipalities, a powerful lobbying and resource group for cities. Dozens of roundtable discussions on hot issues dogging Kansas cities are set for the annual meeting of the league, which will run from Sunday through Tuesday.
Lions punish Shawnee Mission West
October 3, 1992
Pick an offensive category. Any offensive category. Lawrence High’s football team likely had its season-best performance in it on Friday night in a 42-7 Sunflower League football drubbing of Shawnee Mission West at Haskell Stadium.
ROOMMATE SEARCH CAN TAKE INTERESTING TWISTS
October 3, 1992
Joe thought things were a bit strange when he came home and found his roommate had a selection of guns spread out on the table and was cleaning them. He didn’t know there were any guns in the house, and he calmly asked his roommate what was going on.
FOR THE RECORD
October 3, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LIONS PUNISH SHAWNEE MISSION WEST
October 3, 1992
Pick an offensive category. Any offensive category. Lawrence High’s football team likely had its season-best performance in it on Friday night in a 42-7 Sunflower League football drubbing of Shawnee Mission West at Haskell Stadium.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 3, 1992
BIRTHS Kevin and Susan Stuever, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
HUMAN BONES FOUND
October 3, 1992
Lawrence police this morning were investigating the discovery of human bones in a rental house in the 700 block of Connecticut but said they don’t yet know if a crime is involved. The bones were found about 1 weeks ago in the basement of the home, and authorities have found more bones since beginning their investigation on Friday, when they first learned of the discovery.
KAWS REMAIN WINLESS
October 3, 1992
DeSoto sure doesn’t look like a football team that lost its first three games. “We ARE a different ball club,” Wildcats coach Jon Krug confirmed Friday night. “The kids just decided to play football. We knew we had some players. They just needed confidence.”
LION GYMNASTS TAKE TRIANGULAR
October 3, 1992
Lawrence High swept the top three places in the all-around and won a gymnastics triangular against Millard North and Ralston here Friday. Eric Carlson won the all-around with a score of 50.3. Nathan Drewry was second at 47.5 and Wade Cartright third at 44.5.
CONFIDENCE COURSE BUILDS TEAMWORK
October 3, 1992
Eleven-year-old Terri Koleber was debating silently in her mind, but the struggle could be read on her face. Should she fall backward “Nestea Plunge” style not into a swimming pool but into the arms of her classmates?