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NOT RIGHT OR DESERVING
September 27, 1992
Ross Perot apparently is waiting for one more round of begging before re-entering the presidential race. Perot will meet with his 50 state coordinators Monday ostensibly to receive reports on whether his backers think he should run for president. The talkative Texan’s ego is sure to meet with considerable stroking during the session. What else would you expect from a meeting of his most ardent supporters?
WSU REPORT OUT, IT PRETTY MUCH STATES OBVIOUS
September 27, 1992
Notes and quotes while hoping Kansas State has ordered a sufficient supply of sideline heaters for its Thursday night ESPN game against Iowa State on Nov. 5… That long-awaited report on Wichita State athletics, ramrodded by former Kansas AD Monte Johnson, was finally released last week, and it contained no surprises. In 27 pages, the report said it was imperative to sell more men’s basketball tickets and to spend about $7 million to upgrade WSU’s facilities…
LACK OF PREPARATION TIME MAY HAVE COST JAYHAWKS
September 27, 1992
Glen Mason worked hard over the summer trying to postpone the Tulsa game to Oct. 3 so that KU and California would go into Thursday night’s game with the same amount of rest. The deal was almost done. Tulsa and Southern Mississippi would have postponed their game from Oct. 3 to Nov. 21. Kansas would have played the Golden Hurricane on Oct. 3 and had Sept. 21 as its open date.
SUPER SHOPPER
September 27, 1992
Jan O’Rear knows what it means to shop til you drop. Earlier this year the Lawrence woman went on a mission to locate and document as many discount stores and factory outlets as she could within a 40-mile radius of downtown Kansas City. O’Rear compiled the results of her quest, which put more than 6,000 miles on her car, in a self-published booklet called, simply, “Discount and Outlet Shopping Guide.”
GOTTFRIED PRAISES KU GRIDDERS
September 27, 1992
ESPN analyst Mike Gottfried visited Kansas’ football locker room after the Jayhawks’ 27-23 loss to California on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. “I talked to coach (Glen) Mason. I told him I know he’s down because I’ve been there,” said Gottfried, KU’s head coach from 1983 to ‘85. “I told him he’s on the right path. This team’s got a chance to do some great things this year. It won’t be their last TV game.”
GANG OF SEVEN
September 27, 1992
There’s a world of music classical, romantic and contemporary that doesn’t get performed frequently. The American Chamber Players want to change that. “We want to give the audiences pleasant surprises,” said Miles Hoffman, the founder and violist for the seven-member ensemble. “We’re trying to encourage people to listen to great pieces from the 20th century. But we’re not interested in playing a piece once and forgetting about it. We want to find pieces that people want to hear and we want to play over and over again.”
DCSS EXPANDS CAREGIVERS SERVICES
September 27, 1992
Douglas County Senior Services expanded its services on July 1 to better assist people like Donald Evans of Lawrence and Phillis Durkin of Eudora, who are among the county’s primary caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Margaret Hopkins, DCSS caregiver specialist, said the expansion aims to help people already being assisted by the agency and to reach others who have yet to discover such help is available.
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS LOCAL ROBBERY CONVICTION
September 27, 1992
The 1990 conviction of an Independence, Mo., man in an armed robbery at a Chinese restaurant in Lawrence has been upheld by the Kansas Court of Appeals. In an opinion filed Friday, the appeals court affirmed the Oct. 4, 1990, conviction of Saymoung Suady, Independence, Mo., on eight counts of aggravated robbery and a count of theft in the May 13, 1990, robbery of the Magic Wok restaurant, 1800 W. 23rd.
FOR THE RECORD
September 27, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FOCUSING ON SOCIAL
September 27, 1992
Dan Williams plays two roles: Dan Williams the artist and Dan Williams the social critic. His photographs and photographic collages, which can be seen starting next Sunday at the Art and Design Gallery, offer critiques on how society portrays African Americans. They also offer an insight into a perceptive and sensitive artist who wants to document the way African-American society looks and feels.
ACT, SAT RESULTS WELL ABOVE NORM AT LHS
September 27, 1992
Lawrence High School seniors surpass the national average on college entrance examinations, but a survey indicates they perform on about the same level as students in other college towns. On the American College Testing (ACT) Assessment, LHS seniors from the class of 1992 had a mean composite score of 22.1. Nationally, the mean composite score was 20.6. The ACT tests students in math, English, reading and science reasoning.
MARIJUANA CROP RAIDS DROP OFF
September 27, 1992
At least one cash crop harvest that typically happens at this time of year has been a bust in 1992. From about June through early October, law enforcement officers in Douglas County usually reap marijuana at growing operations sighted from aircraft.
SERIES
September 27, 1992
A discussion about heroes and villains in Douglas County history will kick off a monthly “Expert Series” of programs at Douglas County Senior Services, the agency announced Friday. Steve Jansen, director of the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum, will present “Famous and Infamous People of Douglas County” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the senior services office, 745 Vt.
JOHN STOIBER SR.
September 27, 1992
Services for John M. Stoiber Sr., 59, Lenexa, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Amos Family Chapel, Lenexa, with the Rev. Albert Hauser officiating. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Stoiber died of natural causes Friday, Sept. 25, 1992, at his home.
PACS, BUSINESSES AID CAMPAIGNS
September 27, 1992
Special interest groups are helping bankroll several area legislative candidates, according to a check of pre-primary campaign spending reports. Candidates involved in primaries were required to file receipts and expenditure reports covering the period from Jan. 1 to July 23 with the Kansas Commission on Government Standards and Conduct. All candidates in the Nov. 3 election must file post-primary reports by Oct. 26.
DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP REQUIRES LONG-TERM QUEST, STUDENTS TOLD
September 27, 1992
A person seeking to develop leadership skills will find there is always more to build on. For that reason, leadership is continually under construction, Edward Meyen, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, told a gathering of about 130 KU students Saturday morning at the Kansas Union.
PROSECUTORS POISED TO BEGIN INQUISITION IN UNSOLVED DEATH
September 27, 1992
Through a proceeding that will provide extra muscle for investigators, Douglas County prosecutors are poised to start an inquisition into the slaying of a man whose body was found two weeks ago in Shawnee County. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells on Saturday said he had not issued subpoenas in the inquisition, which he described as an information-gathering proceeding for the investigation.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 27, 1992
DISMISSALS Catherine Ward, Lawrence; Linda Ewing, Baldwin; Karolyn Hastings and baby girl, Lawrence; Billie Rhodd and baby girl, Eudora; Erica Brown and baby boy, Lawrence; Ramona Samrow and baby boy, Eudora.
DORMANT PERIOD FOR HEROIN IS OVER, LOCAL EXPERTS SAY
September 27, 1992
After being shoved into the background during the “Just Say No” era by cocaine, heroin once again is prompting users to just say please, treatment experts say. James Thrasher, addictions therapist at the DCCCA center, said heroin use was on the rise in Lawrence after being dormant for years.
PAC FUNDS HELP FUEL LOCAL RACES
September 27, 1992
Money from special interest groups ranging from lawyers to chiropractors is helping pay the bills in several local campaigns for the Kansas Legislature. Some candidates say they accept the money because they agree with the philosophy of the particular interest group and because they see it as a way for small donors to band together to make an impact.
OSKALOOSA TURNS OUT TO HONOR FAMED SON
September 27, 1992
John Steuart Curry probably would have loved the scene. A few folks were sitting in front of a historic building, selling their handmade crafts. Nearby, a young woman was crooning country and western songs from an open-air stage. Over to the north, a line of people was forming to buy a vendor’s hotdogs, chilidogs and bratwurst.
KU TAKES LEADERSHIP ROLE IN DEVELOPING TRIAL CONSULTANTS
September 27, 1992
A woman gives birth to a mentally retarded baby and sues her doctor for malpractice. The family of an airplane crash victim sues the airline for negligence. Criminal charges are brought against a man with AIDS, alleging he intentionally spread the disease to others. As a juror, whose side would you choose if these cases went to trial?
LOCAL HOPEFULS MIXED ON PAC FUNDING
September 27, 1992
To some local candidates, there’s nothing wrong with their campaign committees accepting donations from special interest groups it’s a good way for citizens with similar concerns to have clout. However, others say special interests are playing too large of a role in financing campaigns and are taking away the clout of individual voters.
REACHING OUT TO CAREGIVERS
September 27, 1992
Phillis Durkin’s dad knew before he died of cancer in 1988 that all was not well with his wife, Dorothy but he didn’t know exactly what was wrong. Today, Mrs. Durkin knows what her father only guessed. Her 77-year-old mother has a progressive brain disorder, Alzheimer’s disease or a similar dementia, that impairs her memory, thinking and behavior. There is no known cause or cure.
NOT RIGHT OR DESERVING
September 27, 1992
Ross Perot apparently is waiting for one more round of begging before re-entering the presidential race. Perot will meet with his 50 state coordinators Monday ostensibly to receive reports on whether his backers think he should run for president. The talkative Texan’s ego is sure to meet with considerable stroking during the session. What else would you expect from a meeting of his most ardent supporters?
BAKER ROLLS OVER GRACELAND
September 27, 1992
The Baker Wildcats rolled over Graceland 49-6 Saturday in their first road game of the season. The victory pushes their record to 3-0. The victory also pushes Baker head coach Charlie Richard’s career total to the 100-win plateau. Richard’s record now stands at 100-20-1 in his 12 seasons at Baker University.
TOUR FOLLOWS ROUTE OF INFAMOUS RAIDER
September 27, 1992
Many people in Lawrence naturally think of a Jayhawk just as the benign, smiling mascot of Kansas University. But as about 100 people on a bus tour who stopped at The Eldridge Hotel for lunch Saturday learned, Kansas Jayhawkers and Red Legs often were malicious and mean.
AGENCY OFFERS COUNSEL IN TROUBLED TIMES
September 27, 1992
As the only accredited non-profit private counseling service and the only local agency to offer pregnancy counseling, Catholic Social Services provides a unique and affordable counseling alternative for Douglas County residents. Founded in 1981, Catholic Social Services provides two main types of counseling. The first is meetings with individuals, couples or families who are experiencing problems. The other is pregnancy counseling and adoption services.
DRAMA
September 27, 1992
You’ve had them sleepless nights where it seems everything you ever did wrong marches through your mind, like ragged, frozen French soldiers passing Napolean on their way back from defeat in Russia. That happens to the lead character in Tadeusz Rozewicz’s play “The Card Index.” His bedroom becomes a thoroughfare where the characters of his life march in and out, reminding him of the responsibility he bears for his fate.
HILLTOP TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY
September 27, 1992
Kansas University freshman Kim Wiedenkeller was familiar with Hilltop Child Care Development Center long before she started a part-time job there this fall semester. After all, she attended the non-profit center on KU’s campus when she was a youngster.