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MUSIC
October 4, 1992
In these ideologically charged times when mainstream society’s cultural assumptions face challenges from a variety of quarters, the notion of the canon has been thrust to the forefront of discussions centered on what “texts” should be taught, bought and enshrined in our schools, concert halls, theaters, museums and homes. The dialectical battleground is drawn on the assumption that the advantaged position lies with the “establishment” forces, who have erected a dominant cultural wall protecting a panoply of canons consecrating bodies of artistic and literary works created almost exclusively by dead white males. At the fringe stand the disenfranchised, women and minorities, straining to be heard, seen and sanctified.
CURTIS 1000 STRIVES TO STAY AHEAD OF MARKET
October 4, 1992
Curtis 1000’s options for the future literally are not as black and white today as they were 25 years ago, when the business forms and envelope printer opened its Lawrence plant, 345 N. Iowa. To remain competitive in a changing industry, David Payton, Curtis 1000’s division manager, says the Lawrence plant has incorporated color printing processes into its growing menu of services.
CULTURE CLASH STICKS TOGETHER
October 4, 1992
Richard Montoya sees Columbus’ arrival in North America two ways: It gave opportunity to his Spanish ancestors but destroyed the civilization of his Native American ancestors. He also see it as an offer the inhabitants couldn’t refuse.
STILL HERE
October 4, 1992
Vernon Brejcha wants people to know he’s still here, despite the closing of his glass-blowing program at Kansas University. In fact, his work is more in evidence in the area than in many years. A 10-year sampling of his blown glass art objects joins the work of two other artists at a show called “Earth and Fire” in the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka. Another show of his work is scheduled to start this month at the Kaw Valley Art Center in Kansas City, Kan.
DIRECTORY PROVIDES LIST OF HEALTH CARE GROUPS
October 4, 1992
The Douglas County Resource Directory is a United Way-sponsored directory published by the Mental Health Association of Douglas County. The United Way allocates $815 to the directory, which contains information on hundreds of health care topics from child care to rape victim support.
FOR THE RECORD
October 4, 1992
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
PLAN WOULD EXPAND RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM
October 4, 1992
Forget “Cops” and “Rescue 911.” Soon, Lawrence residents may get to see police officers at work first-hand. Under a proposal being worked out by Lawrence police and city officials, the Lawrence Police Department’s citizen ride-along program may be expanded as early as the start of the year.
KU STUDENTS IN RHODES, MARSHALL CONTESTS
October 4, 1992
Four Kansas University students have been nominated to compete nationally for Rhodes or Marshall scholarships, or both. J. Michael Young, director of the KU Honors Program, announced the nominees, who were selected by a nine-member committee at the university. Final selection for Rhodes scholarships will be made by district committees on Dec. 5. Finalists for Marshall scholarships will be named in late November.
WILLIAM BEEBE
October 4, 1992
Services for William Hugh Beebe, 77, Louisburg, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church here. Burial will be in at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley. Mr. Beebe died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992, at Miami County Hospital.
AGNES PARSONS
October 4, 1992
Sevices for Agnes Leota Parsons, 81, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church here with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mrs. Parsons died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1992, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
AUGUST CLARK
October 4, 1992
Services for August R. Clark, 78, Lawrence, will at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church here with the Rev. Carl M. Dekat officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mr. Clark died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SENIORS SPEAK OUT ON ELECTION
October 4, 1992
Fish and tartar sauce topped the lunch menu Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, but presidential politics provided plenty to chew on for a number of seniors in attendance. The day’s newspapers headlined the debates over the presidential debates and Ross Perot’s expected re-entry into the campaign.
VOTER REGISTRATION PUSH ADDS 406 NAMES
October 4, 1992
More than 400 Lawrence residents registered to vote during a registration drive held Saturday as part of the local Kids Voting program, an organizer said. Mary Miller, president of the Lawrence League of Women Voters, which worked with the Kids Voting registration drive, said 406 residents registered during the drive, which was held at Kmart, Checkers Foods and the city’s three Pizza Hut restaurants. She said some people were brought to registration sites by their children.
HASKELL ERUPTS, RIPS KMA, 31-7
October 4, 1992
When several players dumped a jug of ice water on Haskell Junior College coach Gary Tanner with less than a minute to play in Saturday’s game against Kemper Military Academy, it signaled another goal reached in the resurgence of the Indians’ football program. Haskell broke away from a 7-7 halftime tie and cruised to its first conference victory in three years with a 31-7 homecoming victory over KMA. The victory pushed Haskell’s record to 4-1.
LAURA ENNIS
October 4, 1992
Mass of the Resurrection for Laura E. Ennis, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Shaughnessy officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Aurora. Mrs. Ennis died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1992, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
HABITAT CONFERENCE BUILDS VOLUNTEER UNITY
October 4, 1992
Clive Rainey invoked themes of building and unity Saturday for about 140 members of the Heartland Northern Regional Conference of Habitat for Humanity. Rainey, the first volunteer at Habitat for Humanity’s headquarters in Americus, Ga., in 1977 and now an administrator for the organization, spoke at a celebration service at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The service was the final event in a day of workshops about Habitat for Humanity operations.
RUNNERS FROM HASKELL TO CARRY A SACRED FLAME
October 4, 1992
Native American leaders called for peace, unity, reconciliation and hope throughout the country Saturday afternoon at Haskell Indian Junior College, lighting a sacred fire that will be carried by runners across the country starting today. About 150 people gathered around the Medicine Wheel Earthwork south of Haskell’s campus to watch the ceremony, the prelude to the Flame Spirit Run, which was to begin at sunrise today from the site.
911 SYSTEM UPGRADE NEARLY DONE
October 4, 1992
After more than a year of mapping and planning, Douglas County is a month away from offering enhanced 911 emergency telephone service. Installation of new computerized equipment, which informs dispatchers of a caller’s address when an emergency call is received, has started in the dispatch center of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th. The county purchased the equipment in June from Nine One One Inc., Denver, for $197,000.
COSEY GETS 3 TDS, BUT FORT SCOTT FALLS
October 4, 1992
Michael Cosey rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns, but sixth-ranked Fort Scott fell to Butler County, 24-21, Saturday in junior college football. Cosey, a 1992 Lawrence High graduate, also caught four passes for 43 yards for the Greyhounds, 4-1.
SHELDON IMPRESSIVE AS BAKER BULLDOZES CENTRAL METHODIST
October 4, 1992
Offense, defense, special teams…Baker used them all to demolish Central Methodist on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats crushed the Eagles, 67-14, in front of a homecoming crowd at Liston Stadium to remain unbeaten in four games.
PAINTERS BRUSH UP ON COMMUNITY MURAL
October 4, 1992
Several people strolling through downtown Lawrence on Saturday took the opportunity to grab a paintbrush and add their artistic impressions to a community mural. “It’s fun,” said Carrie Wallace, a Riverside School sixth-grader, who was adding dashes of yellow to the 12-foot by 8-foot plywood mural, which was positioned at the Allen Press parking lot, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
K-STATE GAME MIGHT BE SELLOUT NEXT WEEKEND
October 4, 1992
Notes and quotes while wondering if George Brett will retire and become general manager of one of the two minor league franchises he and his brothers own in Spokane and Adelanto, Calif… As of Friday, KU officials reported only about 5,000 tickets remained for next Saturday’s Kansas State game. Kansas hasn’t had a football sellout since the Nebraska game in 1982, and it took an influx of an estimated 15,000 Nebraskans to do it…
CHILD HEALTH DAY TO FOCUS ON IMMUNITY
October 4, 1992
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will participate in Child Health Day on Monday by focusing on immunizations for children ages 2 and under. “What we’re trying to do is just get people to realize that they can get their babies immunized at a low cost,” said Elaine Houston, immunization nurse at the health department. “Even if they can’t pay, nobody’s denied when they come in.”
KANU-FM HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE GOING ON AIR 40 YEARS AGO
October 4, 1992
It started out as a way to broadcast Kansas University sports throughout the state and educational programs to the Douglas County area. Now it’s an outlet for national cultural and news programming for eastern Kansas as well as a conduit for state news and local performing talent.
BADGE AND BIBLE
October 4, 1992
With a Bible in his hand, he parts the crowd like a sword, smiling and making small talk over a decidedly non-ecclesiastical hip-hop beat. It’s early in the morning Sept. 26, and it seems the Rev. Leo Barbee is about as far from his church as he can get as he glides through a private party at the TeePee Junction.
HOLDING COURT
October 4, 1992
The King and Queen of the Kingdom of Calontir sat in South Park one evening last week, recounting their royal responsibilities and their coronation just two weeks ago before a crowd of 400 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their brocade robes, guilded crowns and scepters sparkled in the last light of day, as their 15-month-old daughter, the cherubic Princess of Dumnonia, played at their feet.
LOCAL RESIDENTS ADD TO AMBIANCE AT K.C. RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
October 4, 1992
Dianne Spies plays “Beauty” to Mark Townsend’s “Beast” at the 16th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival, under way weekends through Oct. 18 at Bonner Springs. A Kansas University student who works part time at Teller’s restaurant, Spies said in an interview last week she liked all the hand kissing and bowing that comes Beauty’s way but when strolling noblemen look deeply into her eyes and recite love poems to her, “I just turn bright red.”
FBI MAY BE CALLED IN TO HELP WITH BONE CASE
October 4, 1992
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents may get a call to help Lawrence police solve a mystery involving several human bones that were discovered in the basement at an East Lawrence residence. Police Chief Ron Olin on Saturday said he expected to ask the FBI next week to help identify the bones, which were found by a Kansas University student at a rental house at 732 Conn. that at one time had a reputation as a drug house.