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RUG LUMPS AND CRIME
September 16, 1992
Crime quite often is like that pesky lump in the rug at home. You step on it, think you have it flattened, then it pops up somewhere else. The ongoing spate of American carjacking incidents reiterates just how deviously adaptable criminals are. Faced with the growing problem of better security that lessens their chances to steal cars, crooks are now turning to “live bait.” They seize motor vehicles while drivers and keys are accessible, such as at traffic lights and stop signs. The thefts are bad enough, but there have been a number of cases of death and injury to drivers unfortunate enough to be waylaid by such terrorists. Nearby Kansas City already has had at least two killings by carjackers, and bigger communities such as Detroit, Los Angeles and Chicago have been staggered by the impact of such criminals.
EM COMING
September 16, 1992
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PROGRAM TO GIVE INSIDE LOOK AT POLICE
September 16, 1992
Lawrence police will conduct a two-week “Citizens Academy” next month in an effort to show local residents the inner workings of the law enforcement and criminal justice system in Kansas. “I think that a large majority of people base their perceptions of law enforcement on television representation,” Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said today. “And because what we do here in Lawrence is so much different than their expectations, it will be a good experience for those who participate.”
OUTDATED PROPOSAL
September 16, 1992
To the editor: According to a recently completed national study, last year in the United States, 103 new middle level schools were built. Of these new schools built, 101 were middle schools containing grades 5 through 8, 6 through 8 or grades 7 and 8. Only two schools were grades 7-9 junior highs.
KU STUDENT STRUCK BY BICYCLE RIDER
September 16, 1992
A Kansas University student was being treated for cuts to the head after she was struck by a bicycle this morning at a campus intersection, authorities reported. Victoria Maier was struck about 10:30 a.m. today as she crossed Irving Hill Road at the intersection of Naismith Drive, KU police Lt. John Mullens said.
WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
September 16, 1992
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment urges customers of Douglas County Rural Water District No. 2 to continue treating tap water used for drinking and cooking until sampling reveals water free from bacteria. Pat McCool, northeast district engineer, said this morning that the “boil water” advisory still is in effect.
TANK WORK DAMPENS AREA YARDS
September 16, 1992
It’s blue. It’s 60 feet tall. And, if everything goes well, it should be empty by today. The city’s ground storage water tank at 19th and Kasold is being drained this week about 900,000 gallons.
S LACK OF WOMEN IN TOP POSTS
September 16, 1992
A Kansas University faculty member who is seeking to raise awareness about the lack of women in the KU administration distributed fliers proclaiming “Waldo is Here” to people attending faculty convocation on Tuesday. Elizabeth Banks, associate professor of classics, handed fliers to people as they entered the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art for convocation.
LOCAL YOUTHS SET FOR COMPETITION IN LIVESTOCK SHOW
September 16, 1992
The 60th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show will feature 784 participants from 91 counties Sept. 25 through 28 at Wichita’s Kansas Coliseum. This year, 18 Douglas County youths will show 27 head of livestock. The youths are Arlee and Jyrel Donaldson, Berryton; Isaiah Eberhart, Courtney Jansen, Stephen and Tyson Russell, and Baylee and Wylie Taul, all of Baldwin; Patrick Huizenga and Amanda Lohmann, Lecompton; Frank Ice, Clint and Sally Jennings, Mike Leming, Brad Rice and Brandie Rice, and Jill and Tyler Trowbridge, Lawrence.
RED CROSS RECEIVES FEW INIKI INQUIRIES
September 16, 1992
Hurricane Iniki, which struck the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Friday, has not struck the same nerve with Lawrence residents as did Hurricane Andrew last month. Jo Byers, executive director of the Lawrence chapter of the American Red Cross, said the agency only received two or three inquiries from Lawrence residents about relatives on Kauai.
TONGANOXIE YOUTH IS AMONG NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
September 16, 1992
A Tonganoxie youth was one of more than 15,000 semifinalists in the 1993 National Merit Scholarship Program announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corp. Steven M. Moore, 17, is the son of Ron and Margie Moore and a senior at Tonganoxie High School.
SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALISTS INCLUDE 12 LHS SENIORS
September 16, 1992
Twelve Lawrence High School seniors have been named as semifinalists in the 1993 National Merit Scholarship competition, giving them a shot at about 6,500 college scholarships to be awarded next spring. Those students, their parents and the college majors they plan to pursue are:
U.S. DROPOUTS DECLINE
September 16, 1992
High school dropout rates are declining for blacks and whites but not for Hispanics, the Education Department said today. The department’s fourth annual dropout report to Congress showed that nationally, the percentage of students ages 15 through 24 in grades 10 through 12 who quit in a single year without completing high school declined about 34 percent, from a 6.1 percent rate in 1980 to 4 percent in 1991.
STATE FORECASTS RECORD CORN CROP
September 16, 1992
If corn production meets statewide expectations, it could be the largest crop in more than 100 years, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics. KAS predicted corn production across the state to reach a total of 232.9 million bushels this year, up 13 percent from 1991 production and the largest crop since 1889. The projected yield is 137 bushels per acre, 12 more than 1991’s average yield.
LIST
September 16, 1992
B.J. Williams kept his options open during the recruiting process. Williams, Wichita South’s 6-foot-8 senior basketball forward, listened politely as coaches from Wichita State, Kansas State, Alabama, Middle Tennessee State and St. Louis University made their pitches.
SHAREHOLDERS OF LOCAL BANK OK MERGER
September 16, 1992
Lawrence National Bank, the city’s oldest financial institution, will shut its doors for good at the close of business Friday. The bank’s stockholders voted this morning to approve the merger of LNB into First National Bank. That action amounted to little more than ceremony, however, as it followed the acquisition by MidAmerican Corp., the multibank holding company that owns First National, of 95.4 percent of LNB’s stock.
SAMUEL SCOTT
September 16, 1992
Services for Samuel Bable Scott, 79, Ozawkie, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ozawkie United Methodist Church, Ozawkie. The Rev. Larry Fry will officiate. Burial will be in Ozawkie Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, in a Topeka hospital.
ANTHONY ROY
September 16, 1992
Services for Anthony James “Tony” Roy, 22, Sacramento, Calif., will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Minneapolis, with the Rev. James Hake officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis.
WORLD WAR II SURVIVORS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO PHYSICIAN
September 16, 1992
A local family doctor, years after his death, will be honored Saturday by German concentration camp survivors he helped save at the end of World War II. The family of Dr. James Campbell, who practiced in Lawrence for decades before his death in 1984, will receive a proclamation honoring Campbell at 11 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion building, 3408 W. Sixth.
September 16, 1992
Baker University has been named one of “300 Best Buys” in the United States by “Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.” The university was notified this week of its selection for the book, which is due to appear in bookstores later this month. Baker, a private college in Baldwin, was selected based on the quality of education it offers relative to cost. The college consistently received high marks in faculty attention to students, offering inspiring and useful programs, and opportunities for personal and professional development.
CITY ASKS FOR PLAN ON GREENHOUSE
September 16, 1992
The owner of a home with a greenhouse in the making since 1979 received 20 more days Tuesday to get his act together. Lawrence city commissioners told owner Lawrence Bodle, 1218 Tenn., to draft a plan and timeline for finishing the two-story greenhouse. Otherwise, the city will finish the addition for him or tear it down.
AEROBATIC PILOTS HONE SKILLS AT LAWRENCE AIRPORT FOR COMPETITION
September 16, 1992
The small airplane headed straight up in the sky and slowed as it reached its apex about 2,300 feet above the outskirts of Lawrence. Like a spent projectile feeling the tug of gravity, the aircraft rolled over and headed toward earth at a knee-weakening speed until the pilot deftly pulled out of the dive with 1,500 feet to spare and swooped into another manuever.
NEW AREAS OF EXPLORATION
September 16, 1992
To the editor: It is comforting to know that NASA and other pioneers in space research feel the heavy hand of responsibility on their shoulders to explore and research a wide range of problems, including sex in space (J-W 9-6-92). The latter cannot be ignored as long-range plans are made to populate the moon, man space stations and pay a visit to Mars. These equal opportunity ventures will call for close confinements for varying periods of time and so there is the suspicion that mice will be mice, and that libido will express itself, leading to possible problems. As a preliminary and preparatory step, frogs, hornets, fruit flies, carp and fertilized chicken eggs are already being ticketed to go aloft, partly to determine if amorous expressions will take place in the absence of gravity, and what it may lead to.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 16, 1992
DISMISSALS Karla Poe and baby girl, Ottawa.
LEONARD C. ANDERSON
September 16, 1992
Services for Leonard C. Anderson, 85, Eudora, a former Tonganoxie resident, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home Chapel, Tonganoxie. The Rev. Herman Karriker will officiate. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery, Reno. Mr. Anderson died Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, at Eudora Nursing Center.
BACKFIELD DUO HILLEARY, COZZENS FURNISHED BY WESTERVILLE NORTH
September 16, 1992
On the game show Jeopardy, the answer would be Jeff Collins. What’s the question?
IN PAST, KANSAS WAS NO STRANGER TO NIGHT GAMES
September 16, 1992
David smote down Goliath beneath the Memorial Stadium floodlights last night and a surging band of…demons fought the University of Kansas gridsters to more than a standstill and emerged a 6 to 0 winner before a speechless crowd of nearly 12,000 fans to even the count in games between the Jayhawkers and Haskell. So begins the Journal-World account of the first and last night game Kansas played at Memorial Stadium.
FOR THE RECORD
September 16, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SANDRA S. SCRAPER
September 16, 1992
Services for Sandra S. Scraper, 49, Conway Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Conway Springs United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Elaine Lord and John Schmitt officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, with the Rev. Randy Scraper officiating. She died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1992, after an automobile accident near Andale.
CREWS ROLL FILM INTO THE NIGHT FOR TV MOVIE IN LAWRENCE
September 16, 1992
Filming went into the night Tuesday on “Dead Before Dawn,” the latest made-for-television movie to be shot partially in Lawrence. Work crews, running off generators behind huge white trucks, marched in and out of a home off Prestwick Drive near Brandon Woods, where they will be filming until Saturday during an 18-day shoot.
QUAIL RUN LIMITS UPSET DEVELOPERS
September 16, 1992
Some local home builders are less than happy about the recent decision to close enrollment at Quail Run School, saying that families looking to buy homes in the school’s vicinity will be told to send their children elsewhere. On the other hand, several home builders and realty agents say the closed enrollment at least is a sign of something they hope will continue: growth.
VERSATILITY
September 16, 1992
It’s 1,000 times more versatile than the soybean. It is an annual plant that can be used to produce paper, fiber, fuel and medicine. There’s just one drawback it’s illegal. On Tuesday, Jack Herer, the 52-year-old author of “The Emperor Wears No Clothes,” discussed with about a dozen people at the Kansas Union the reasons both new and old to legalize hemp, or marijuana.
VETERAN PAIGE CUT LOOSE BY CHIEFS
September 16, 1992
Unable to sign Jay Hilgenberg, the Chicago Bears recently dealt their all-pro center to Cleveland for a 1993 draft pick, provided there is a ‘93 draft. Unable to reach terms with Stephone Paige, the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday released the veteran who ranks fourth on the team’s all-time receiving charts.
CANDIDATE ISSUES REPLY TO CHARGES
September 16, 1992
Barbara Ballard, a Democrat running for the Kansas House 44th District seat in western Lawrence, has refused to respond directly to her opponent’s assertions that she isn’t doing enough as Lawrence school board president to make sure the local school bond issue is approved in November. Ballard’s opponent, Republican Brian Kubota, charged Tuesday that Ballard should be explaining more actively to the public the need for the $29.9 million bond issue, which includes building two new elementary schools and a junior high school.