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Archive for Wednesday, December 1, 1993

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 1, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported * An undisclosed amount of cash was taken between 11 p.m. Monday and 6:05 a.m. Tuesday from the Blue Bird Diner, 814 Mass. Police reported that a safe was taken, along with cash from a register drawer. The register also was damaged, police reported. No arrests have been made.
THELMA LOU RATLIFF
December 1, 1993
Services for Thelma Lou Ratliff, 85, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home here. The Rev. Robert Kasper will officiate. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Ratliff died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU GALS
December 1, 1993
The Kansas-Wichita State rivalry in women’s basketball may be a natural one, but it hasn’t been much of one. At least it’s been one-sided.
HEALTH AGENCIES MULL EXPANSION
December 1, 1993
A panel studying how to solve the space needs of three community health agencies has focused on six proposals presented by a local architect. The panel, which includes representatives of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Visiting Nurses Assn., Lawrence Memorial Hospital and local government officials, intends to present its recommendations to the Lawrence and Douglas County commissions early next year.
PLAN
December 1, 1993
Blue Cross-Blue Shield’s Choice Care program is out at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 1994, and so are the plan’s discounts.
KU VOLLEYBALL
December 1, 1993
The National Invitational Volleyball Championship figures to be good therapy for Kansas. When the Jayhawks play in the 20-team postseason tournament Friday through Sunday in Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, their near-miss of the Big Eight tournament will be the last thing on their minds.
RECORD FUND-RAISER
December 1, 1993
The auctioning Tuesday of 53 Christmas trees at the Festival of Trees brought in a record $32,605 for the The Shelter Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides emergency services for local youths. “We did well,” said Judy Culley, executive director of The Shelter.
CLARIFICARION
December 1, 1993
A story in Monday’s Journal-World contained misleading information about a county program to combat graffiti. In the free program, county officials assign community service workers to paint over graffiti at the request of business or property owners. County officials stress that the workers are not professional painters and that paint used to mask graffiti may not match paint on a building. To make arrangements, call 842-8414.
JASON E. BOOTH
December 1, 1993
Services for Jason E. Booth, 17, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ottawa University Chapel with the Rev. William R. Weber and the Rev. Dale Lane officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. Jason died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1993, in Ottawa.
KANSAS TOWN AN EXAMPLE OF CHANGE
December 1, 1993
Garden City offers a vision of cultural diversity that has made it one of the most cosmopolitan communities in Kansas, a Kansas University anthropologist said Tuesday night. Don Stull, professor of anthropology, outlined social and cultural changes in some small towns in rural America that have seen an influx of thousands of immigrants drawn to the meat-packing industry.
HOSPITAL REPORT
December 1, 1993
Admissions Laverna Rollins, Lawrence.
KU PROFESSOR, CLASS IN LIMELIGHT AGAIN
December 1, 1993
Journal-World readers agree for the second consecutive year
KU NOTES
December 1, 1993
Temple may be the only school in the country that holds basketball practice before the sun comes up. The Owls, who visit Allen Fieldhouse for an 8:38 tipoff tonight, begin their daily workouts at 5:30 a.m., so the players can get practice out of the way and take care of all their other responsibilities from 9 to 5 and into the night.
FIESTA, WVU WISHING KU HAD KICKED
December 1, 1993
One point, one easy-as-fallin’-off-a-log point, against Nebraska, and Kansas changes the course of college football history. Tom Osborne’s hopes for his first national championship in 22 years as the Huskers’ head coach? Poof.
VACATION TURNED TRAGIC
December 1, 1993
A Lawrence High School senior who died in a traffic accident Monday while visiting relatives in Texas was following her mother and stepfather. They had allowed her to drive her own car on the trip.
LEE STEVENS
December 1, 1993
Lee Stevens hopes to rejuvenate his stagnant pro baseball career in the Land of the Rising Sun. Stevens, a 1986 Lawrence High graduate, has signed a two-year deal with the Kintetsu Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League after spending all last summer toiling for Toronto’s Triple-A farm club in Syracuse, N.Y.
CHANEY NOTES
December 1, 1993
In search of a place to eat lunch Tuesday, Temple’s John Chaney turned to Roy Williams for advice. “Roy came out to our bus and told me where a barbecue place is. I said, ‘You’re gonna barbecue me tomorrow,’” the Owls’ coach said, quipping about tonight’s 8:38 tip at Allen Fieldhouse.
MAN KILLED IN N. LAWRENCE FIRE
December 1, 1993
Authorities were working early this afternoon to determine the cause of a fire that killed an unidentified man.
TRANSPORTATION IDEAS COULD LOWER COSTS
December 1, 1993
Three proposals for spending $100,000 on public transportation next year have a common destination
KU MEDICAL CENTER DIRECTOR TO STEP DOWN
December 1, 1993
Dr. D. Kay Clawson will write a book and will continue to advise both Democrats and Republicans trying to reform the nation’s health care system after he steps down from the Kansas University Medical Center.
PELTIER MAKES APPEAL FOR ACTIVISM
December 1, 1993
Family members and American Indian Movement leaders called on students to fight for the freedom of Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a 1975 siege.
MOBILE HOME BURNS
December 1, 1993
A Lawrence man escaped uninjured when his rented mobile trailer caught fire early this morning. Firefighters responded at 12:54 a.m. to the blaze that took 24 minutes to extinguish and caused about $13,000 damage,
LIGHT SHED ON RAIN FOREST
December 1, 1993
Saving the endangered rain forest means saving unique species — the blue Morpho butterfly, the pink river dolphin, leaf-cutter ants and poison arrow frogs — says Peruvian native Edgard Vascones.
BRADY BILL SPURS QUICK GUN PURCHASES
December 1, 1993
Fearing `Big Brother,’ some people are rushing to buy handguns before the Brady bill takes effect. Lawrence gun shops have seen no blitz, however.