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LHS PROGRAM HELPS STUDENTS OVER ROUGH SPOTS IN CLASSES
October 8, 1992
Lawrence High School sophomore Dee White faced a formidable obstacle to doing well in school this semester. Because of a number of circumstances, including the hospitalization of his father to treat a serious illness, White missed the first three weeks of school.
HOLDS AND HARNESSES
October 8, 1992
“Hey, can I get a belay?” That’s a proposition many Kansas University students and a few Lawrence residents can’t pass up since a rock climbing wall was completed at KU’s Robinson Gymnasium in late July.
CENTER GIVES CHILDREN GUIDING HAND
October 8, 1992
“This bag is full. We need to put it in the trash,” says one child, as he helps clean up after the afternoon snack. Another child struggles to put his chair on a high stack of chairs. The rest of the children already have cleaned up after themselves and have gone outside to the playground in back.
AMID ALL THE TAPE, KU TRAINER KEEPS TABS ON ALL INJURIES
October 8, 1992
During every Kansas University football game, you’ll find Lynn Bott on the sidelines, generally surrounded by blue uniforms. But it’s a rare Saturday when Bott actually gets to watch what’s happening on the field.
FOR THE RECORD
October 8, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BOOK COMMEMORATES VOYAGES OF COLUMBUS
October 8, 1992
To commemorate Christopher Columbus’ voyages, the MAPFRE Foundation of Madrid, Spain, commissioned Kansas University anthropologist Michael H. Crawford to write a book that was published in Spanish last month. Earlier this year, Crawford cautioned that the anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to the New World is a time not to celebrate but to reflect on a collision of cultures that “forever altered the demography of the world.”
TORCH RUNNERS NEARING INDIANAPOLIS
October 8, 1992
The Haskell cross country team that began its leg of the Flame Spirit Run on Sunday should hit Indianapolis on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the college. “From the reports we’ve received, they’re all doing fine,” said Hannes Combest, educational assistant to the president.
RICHARD PRUETT
October 8, 1992
A memorial service for Richard Dale Pruett, 63, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Country Club Christian Chapel, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Pruett died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1992, at his home in Overland Park, after an illness.
VADA M. FORDICE
October 8, 1992
Services for Vada M. Fordice, 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Fordice died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1992, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
MILL LEVY SET FOR BALDWINEUDORA
October 8, 1992
Although residents of Lawrence and Lecompton are waiting for the final tabulations on their mill levies, 1992 mill levies for Baldwin and Eudora have been finalized. Baldwin’s levy stands at 100.459 mills, including 44.587 mills for the Baldwin school district, the county’s 29.925 mills, the city of Baldwin’s 24.347 mills, 1.5 mills for the state and 0.100 mills for the Palmyra Township general assessment.
KU JOURNALISM SCHOOL TO INDUCT FORMER PUBLISHER IN HALL OF FAME
October 8, 1992
A Kansan who rose from the rank of printer’s devil to publisher will be honored Saturday during Editor’s Day festivities at Kansas University. Warren W. “Jiggs” Morford was selected as the 82nd member of the Hall of Fame by members of the Kansas Press Assn. Morford, publisher of the weekly Sharon Springs Western Times, died April 30, 1989. He was 72.
CRAMPED QUARTERS PUTS SQUEEZE ON EUDORA SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
October 8, 1992
Linda Christopherson is beginning to feel the squeeze. As director of the Help Connection, she has worked for the past five years to help the poor in Douglas County.
AMMAR SERVICES
October 8, 1992
Services for Robert (Rob) H. Ammar, 27, formerly of Lawrence, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Grant Clowers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ammar died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1992, at his home in San Francisco of an accidental drug overdose.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
October 8, 1992
Lawrence subscribers to People magazine are finding the weekly publication delivered by the post office this week. The magazines, which had been shifted by their publisher to Bullseye Distribution for delivery, inadvertently were put into the postal system when they left the printer this week. They’ll be back in the Bullseye system next week.
VOYAGE IN CONTEXT
October 8, 1992
Alexandra Harper wants to set the record straight about Christopher Columbus. The visiting assistant professor of history at Kansas University believes people should stop denigrating the man and, instead, look at Columbus from the perspective of the world in 1492.
HAROLD ELKINTON
October 8, 1992
Services for Harold E. Elkinton, 80, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be here at Pleasant View Cemetery. Mr. Elkinton died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1992.
FBI TO CONDUCT TESTS ON BONES
October 8, 1992
Lawrence police next week will send several bones found in the basement of a Lawrence home to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for genetic and other tests, a police spokesman said today. Police Lt. Ed Brunt said police will send several bones that have been identified as human to an FBI testing lab probably in Washington, D.C. where they will be tested for DNA traces and to determine if the bones were those of a cadaver or body that had been embalmed for burial.
FOR THE RECORD
October 8, 1992
Criminal case proceedings Roberto Honeycutt, 21, Overland Park, was sentenced Wednesday to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of robbery stemming from a holdup March 3 at the former 7-Eleven Food Store, 1909 W. 25th. Honeycutt originally was charged with aggravated robbery. He was found guilty Aug. 6 of the robbery charge.
BOUNTIFUL ARTS HARVEST
October 8, 1992
To the editor: This past week has indeed been a celebration in Lawrence with the Harvest of Arts. Beginning with the opening ceremonies last Monday and on through the week, every event has been entertaining and well-produced, offering something for everyone. We have witnessed a fine example of cooperation between businesses, the private sector and the art community.
STREET TO HONOR FALLEN FIREFIGHTER
October 8, 1992
Lawrence city and fire officials will dedicate a new street Sunday in west Lawrence named after Mark Blair, the only Lawrence firefighter to die in the line of duty. A wreath will be placed at the entrance of Mark Blair Court, a cul-de-sac off Oak Tree Drive, at the ceremony Sunday, said Maj. Rich Barr, Lawrence fire marshal.
COUNTY TO EXAMINE VALLEY VIEW BEFORE AUTHORIZING TASK FORCE
October 8, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday decided to take its own look at the future of Valley View Care Home before authorizing a task force to do so. Commissioners tabled a request by Ed Dutton, who had formed a 17-member task force to study Valley View, 2518 Ridge Ct., so the county could hold a public meeting with the county-appointed board that oversees the nursing home. That meeting is scheduled at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Valley View.
ABP CHIEF
October 8, 1992
An eroding market for some of its products and the recent economic slump have created challenges for American Business Products, but its top executive says diversification has kept the Atlanta-based holding company on track to record its 54th consecutive year of sales growth. Tom Carmody, president and chief executive officer of ABP, said Wednesday that he expects ABP’s 1992 sales to be close to $470 million, up from $446 million in 1991.
TRANSPORTATION FUTURE
October 8, 1992
To the editor: Monday’s page 1A headline shouts: “Traffic key concern cited in local planning poll.” County residents (75 percent) and business people (65 percent) decry the lack of public transportation. Both groups come down on traffic congestion, the lack of downtown parking, the incessant road work as the “biggest threat to the quality of life in Douglas County.” Yet, Commissioner Schumm is quoted in the same article as calling the lack of parking “a good problem to have … showing that business is thriving.” Tell that to those who circle, at a snail’s pace, the downtown, searching for parking and then head out to shopping centers perhaps thereafter, avoiding the hassle.)
STORM BRINGS TASTE OF WINTER
October 8, 1992
The area’s recent fling with summerlike weather ended abruptly Wednesday night as a Canadian cold front converged with a fast-moving thunderstorm over eastern Kansas, producing high winds, cold rain, lightning, and even a little snow today. The forecast tonight calls for a frost warning in low-lying areas of the county. Skies should be clearing tonight, bringing a low of 36 to the area.
COUNTY SHIFTS TRAFFICWAY ACCESS POINT
October 8, 1992
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday met some county residents literally halfway in deciding where to place an access point along the southeastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Commissioners decided to move an access point that would connect the trafficway with an unpaved section of 31st Street southeast of Lawrence exactly halfway between the original plan and a suggestion raised last month at a public hearing.
OLIVER H. BARNES
October 8, 1992
Services for Oliver H. “Bus” Barnes, 63, Effort, Pa., were Tuesday at the Rupell Funeral Home, Phillipsburg, N.J. Mr. Barnes died in a truck accident Saturday, Oct. 3, 1992, at Kidder Township, Pa.
POLICE PREPARE FOR KU-KSU GAME DAY
October 8, 1992
Local and area law enforcement agencies are gearing up for Saturday’s football game between Kansas University and Kansas State University here at Memorial Stadium. However, authorities say they will not increase the number of officers that normally help direct traffic and maintain security at football games.
CATS STILL STINGS
October 8, 1992
Surely no one wonders whose idea it was when Kansas football players donned purple T-shirts under their practice jerseys last spring. “I take credit for everything…good or bad,” KU coach Glen Mason said Wednesday during his weekly media conference. “We’re wearing ‘em this week, too.”
CORNHUSKERS RALLY IN FIRST GAME, SWEEP JAYHAWKS ON NEW FLOOR
October 8, 1992
For a while, it appeared Kansas’ volleyball team might break in the new floor at Allen Fieldhouse with an historic victory. It was the Jayhawks, not the fifth-ranked Huskers, who were most impressive through most of Wednesday night’s first game in Allen Fieldhouse.
FORMER DEAN POINTS AT FEAR OF RETALIATION
October 8, 1992
Kansas University law students don’t use course evaluations to complain of sexual harassment by faculty because faculty accused of wrongdoing could easily retaliate, a former KU law dean said today. “If I were a student, I think I would not view this as a very safe vehicle for presenting an objection that was a very serious matter,” said Martin Dickinson, dean from 1971 to 1980 and now a distinguished professor.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 8, 1992
ADMISSIONS Raymond Williams, Lawrence.
LOCAL YOUTHS TAKE SHOT AT BIG TIME
October 8, 1992
Phillip Garcia, 12, waited outside the auditorium at the Lawrence Arts Center for a shot at following in the footsteps of Marlon Brando and Michael Douglas to act in a film featuring Karl Malden. Accompanied by his mother, Danielle, Phillip answered the call along with more than 20 children Wednesday afternoon in Lawrence for the part of a 9-year-old child in the upcoming television film “Why Have They Taken Our Children?” Shooting on the film begins Monday in the Lawrence and Topeka areas.
LAINFIESTA PASSES ON BEISBOL, FALLS FOR SOCCER AT LHS
October 8, 1992
Mario Lainfiesta can’t seem to get this national pastime thing straight. Can he help it if, growing up in soccer-crazy Central America, he coveted baseball, the sport of choice up north, but, after seven years in the country of baseball’s birthplace, he’s found himself drawn to soccer?
October 8, 1992
Kansas University is listed among the best buys in college education in the second edition of Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. KU is one of two Kansas schools listed among the 300 colleges selected nationally. The other is Baker University of Baldwin, a liberal arts college affiliated with the Methodist Church.