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NEW EHS COACH LIKES CHALLENGE
August 28, 1993
When John Sterner hopped in his car and headed to Kansas, he took with him just two expectations: that he wanted to be a head football coach and that Eudora High needed one. He didn’t know that the Cards had gone 0-8 the year before and were forced to forfeit their season finale because they couldn’t get the lights on their field to work.
JAYHAWKS KEEPING BIG PICTURE IN SIGHT
August 28, 1993
Kansas football coach Glen Mason, athletic director Bob Frederick and everyone else involved in letting the Jayhawk players have some fun on this weekend’s jaunt to the New York area are to be congratulated. Too often kids are rushed into a site and out of it without getting any chance to enjoy themselves. As hard as they work and as many demands as there are on their minds and bodies, they deserve every chance that arises for a few frills. That’s why last December’s Aloha Bowl trip was so great — a reward for a job well-done.
DAVIS SAYS LEAVING KUMISTAKE
August 28, 1993
It didn’t take Ben Davis long to realize he made a mistake in leaving Kansas University’s basketball program. “I thought about it as soon as I got to Florida, and I thought I made a hasty decision,” Davis, a former KU and Florida basketball forward, said on Friday after enrolling at Hutchinson Community College.
TRAFFICWAY LAND TALKS SET FOR SEPTEMBER
August 28, 1993
Professional negotiators will begin talking dollars by late September with owners of property along the South Lawrence Trafficway, a Kansas Department of Transportation official said. Those negotiations are more than two months late, according to KDOT’s original timeline for the project.
LEON ALBERT JAMISON
August 28, 1993
Services for Leon Albert “Farmer” Jamison, 88, Linwood, will be at 1 p.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. David Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Jamison died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1993, at his home.
S MESSAGE REMAINS POWERFUL
August 28, 1993
Thirty years after Martin Luther King Jr. enthralled and inspired 200,000 marchers gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., with his historic speech, “I Have a Dream,” blacks of younger generations in Lawrence say they still feel the power of King’s message. Sarah Moore, a Kansas City, Kan., sophomore at Kansas University, said even though she had only heard recordings of the speech, she still admired King’s eloquence and the strength with which he delivered his message.
PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT INCREASES 2.6%
August 28, 1993
A preliminary headcount Friday showed enrollment in Lawrence public schools to be up 2.6 percent from last fall and slightly higher than what school officials had projected. A total of 9,408 students were reported enrolled in the district Friday, up from the 9,168 students enrolled during the first week of school in 1992-93.
MUSEUM LOOKING AT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
August 28, 1993
Although the building is certainly not in danger of falling, the recent cracking in one stair and last Sunday’s collapse of another step in the foyer of the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum may indicate a larger problem, museum officials said. Steve Jansen, director of the museum, said Friday that although the stairwell step collapsed during an exhibition, no one was hurt and the wood foundation underneath the stair was still solid. In addition, the crack that developed about three months ago on the first and second stairs leading to the main level of the building is not the first such break in the marble steps.
HOMELESS WOMAN, ILL CHILD SOUGHT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT
August 28, 1993
Lawrence police are trying to find a 35-year-old woman and her critically ill infant daughter, who were last seen Wednesday in the vicinity of Central Junior High School. The woman, who appears to be homeless, told officials at local social service agencies she was trying to go to Florida but had no money for a bus ticket.
FLOODING PROVIDES VALUABLE LESSONS
August 28, 1993
Knowledge comes from experience, and the U.S. Geological Survey won’t let the flood of ‘93 pass without a surge of studies. At the survey’s Kansas district headquarters at 15th Street and Wakarusa Drive, hydrologists and technicians are measuring river levels, testing water samples and mapping river changes in the wake of the state’s worst flooding since 1951.
CROSSING GUARD SEES MESSAGE IN MISHAP
August 28, 1993
A Lawrence school crossing guard who was struck by a car Friday said local motorists should keep their eyes open and pay attention near schools and crosswalks. “I’ve had a lot of close calls before, but I’ve always been able to get out of the way and get my kids out of the way in time,” said Janet L. Daniels, 45, Lawrence.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 28, 1993
Condition reports — Matthew and Jason Guthrie, both 6, were listed in fair condition Friday night at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. They were injured in an automobile accident Tuesday afternoon east of the Douglas-Leavenworth county line.
BULLDOGS LOOK TO WIN CLOSE ONES
August 28, 1993
Last year, Baldwin didn’t have any trouble with keeping the games close, but squeaking by for the victory was a problem. The Bulldogs look to be on the winning side in 1993, returning 14 seniors from last year’s 4-5 team.
SATURDAY COLUMN
August 28, 1993
Last year was one of the most successful, if not the most successful, year for athletics in the history of Kansas University. The football, men’s basketball and men’s baseball teams all were winners and all participated in post-season play. Likewise, the women’s basketball and the women’s softball teams saw post-season action. In addition to actual athletic competition, the KU sports program also excelled in its attention to the academic achievement of its student-athletes.
KU STUDENT, PROFESSOR MONITORING HUMAN RIGHTS
August 28, 1993
While thousands of Kansas University students sweat under summer’s heat in the Sunflower state, one of their peers is trying to stay cool as a United Nations observer in a Caribbean country. Dominique Delor, a doctoral student in French, left June 13 to be an observer with the United Nations in Haiti, the Caribbean island nation of 6.4 million.
HOSPITAL REPORT
August 28, 1993
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Rick Mills, Tonganoxie, a girl, Friday.
KICKOFF CLASSIC TOO GOOD TO PASS UP, MASON SAYS
August 28, 1993
Hype? What Kickoff Classic hype? “Hey, let’s face it,” Kansas coach Glen Mason said. “We’ve had to deal with more criticism for playing the game than with hype.”