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February 14, 1993
Valentine’s Day may be the one time in the year when some people are able to express their feelings to their loved ones. Dennis Dailey, professor of social welfare at Kansas University, said Valentine’s Day is an artifically constructed holiday that gives some people the opportunity to say things they might not otherwise say.
PIZZA STORES VIE FOR SLICE OF COUPON-CRAZED MARKET
February 14, 1993
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, particularly when pizza’s on the menu. At least that’s how local purveyors of the pie size up the Lawrence market. Lured by a population of fast food-loving college students and young families eating on the run, pizza entrepreneurs have flocked to Lawrence.
WORKING ON 911
February 14, 1993
To the editor: In response to Mr. Hewitt’s Jan. 28 letter concerning the bugs in the 911 system, we offer the following response.
SAX AND STRINGS COMBO GLOWS
February 14, 1993
SCOTT HAMILTON WITH STRINGS (Concord CCD-45380): Here’s a Valentine’s Day gift par excellence! It’s the romantic heroism of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton cradled by a 20-piece string orchestra and the sublime rhythms of pianist Alan Broadbent, bassist Bob Maise and drummer Roy McCurdy. It’s a heaven-made match. Hamilton’s heart-on-sleeve evocations of the ballad styles of hornmen Stan Getz and Ben Webster lyrical and warm, yet also slightly introspective are show-stoppers. So, too, is the string writing of Broadbent, whose impressive credits include the Woody Herman band, Charlie Haden’s Grammy-nominated Quartet West, and most recently, the resurrected Natalie Cole of “Unforgettable” fame.
S 9-2 VICTORY
February 14, 1993
Dave Bingham has joined the 700 Club. Make that the 700-victory club. Bingham, Kansas’ baseball coach, improved to 700-427 overall after the Jayhawks’ 9-2 win over Grand Canyon College on Sunday.
FOR THE RECORD
February 14, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DISTRICT INTERVIEWS PROJECT MANAGERS
February 14, 1993
Four firms selected as finalists in a search for a company to manage six school building projects made their final pitches to Lawrence school board members Saturday. Alice Fowler, school board and committee member, said the firms each made 30-minute presentations followed by a question-and-answer period and a summary during a 5 -hour meeting at the district’s Service Center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.
S COMING UP ROSES IN KU SHOW
February 14, 1993
Mama Rose was not just a typical stage mother. She was the stage mother from Hell. “She lied, cheated, blackmailed people and kidnapped children,” said Rena Cook, director of the University Theatre production of “Gypsy” at Kansas University.
CHEMICAL SPILL FORCES ANOTHER HALL EVACUATION
February 14, 1993
An accidental chemical spill on Saturday led officials to evacuate a Kansas University building for about two hours, KU police and Lawrence Fire Department officials said. KU police Lt. Vic Strnad said officers were called to Nichols Hall about 10:25 a.m. Saturday after a graduate student working in a second-story laboratory spilled a gallon of xylene, a volatile component of paint thinner.
SALB
February 14, 1993
Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph L. “Leo” Salb, 75, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church here with the Rev. Michael Mullen officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Salb died Friday, Feb. 12, 1993, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
MERRY SPRINGSTUBE
February 14, 1993
Services for Merry Joyce Springstube, 44, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Hardy Oaks Cemetery in Jefferson County. Mrs. Springstube died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993, at her home. The cause of death is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
DORA G. BICE
February 14, 1993
Services for Dora Geiger Bice, 90, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Bice died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOMER H. WILLITS
February 14, 1993
Services for Homer H. Willits, 84, Winchester, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Winchester United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald A. Powell officiating. Burial will follow at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Willits died Friday, Feb. 12, 1993, at a Topeka hospital.
FREE THROWS FAIL TIGERS AGAIN
February 14, 1993
Nobody has to tell Norm Stewart his basketball team is a gang that can’t shoot straight from 15 feet. Or as the long-time Missouri coach said following Saturday’s 67-63 loss to Kansas: “I think your intelligence quotient wouldn’t be good if you didn’t recognize we were a poor free throw shooting team.”
PLAN
February 14, 1993
The chairman of the House Taxation Committee smiled last week when asked about the fate of a bill designed to make counties with state universities such as Douglas County levy a special 2.5-mill property tax. “The bill is not going anywhere,” said Rep. Keith Roe, R-Mankato, whose committee introduced the bill. “Politically, it’s not going to be seriously considered this year.”
MEASLES CASE PROBABLE AT KU
February 14, 1993
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Douglas County Health Department and Kansas University student health officials are investigating a probable case of measles at the university. The case involves a 19-year-old female student. Officials are awaiting additional test results to confirm the case.
CLASS AT HASKELL TEACHES STUDENTS QUALITIES TO LEAD
February 14, 1993
Bob Martin starts an unusual class at Haskell Indian Junior College by asking students to talk about a personal victory they had during the week. Some of the 11 students gathered around the conference table in the Haskell president’s office have to think for a minute it’s been a week since they last had to come up with something positive that has happened to them.
JAYHAWKS MEET QUALIFYING MARKS
February 14, 1993
The men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for seven NCAA qualifying marks and 50 provisional qualifying marks at the Husker Invitational indoor meet in Lincoln, Neb. over the weekend. On the women’s side, Melissa Swartz won the mile with a time of 5:03.16. In the triple jump, Kansas had four athletes place in the top twelve. Heather Schorling took fourth with a personal best jump of 40-2 3/4. Cassie Bryant-Wans and Tarita Triplett followed her with seventh and eight place finishes, respectively.
RELAY TEAM TAKES CLOSE RACE, LEADS JAYHAWKS PAST SMU
February 14, 1993
The Kansas women’s swimming and diving team upset fifth-ranked Southern Methodist on Saturday afternoon in KU’s regular-season finale at Robinson Natatorium. The victory gives the Jayhawks, who were ranked 11th in the nation in this week’s CSCAA poll, a perfect 14-0 record in dual meet competition.
SACKED BY THE COMPETITION
February 14, 1993
She won the local, regional and state grocery sacking competitions but she didn’t bag the big one. Karry Patterson, a customer service employee of Dillon’s, 1740 Mass., returned last week from San Francisco, where she competed against 28 other state champs in the national grocery sacking finals.
HUNGARIAN CLARIFIES COMMENTS IN STORY
February 14, 1993
Ferenc Kulin, a member of the Hungarian parliament, sought to clarify remarks he made through a translator in an article that appeared in Thursday’s Journal-World. Kulin was quoted in the story as saying “Hungary has made its airspace available for any intervention.” He wanted to stress that the remark was made only in reference to the enforcement of United Nations resolutions against the former Yugoslavia.
HASKELL TO HOST EDUCATION CONFERENCE
February 14, 1993
Haskell Indian Junior College will hold a statewide conference next month on issues in Native American education. The conference, sponsored by the Kansas Association of Native American Education, will be March 4-6.
GRAND SLAM BY BERBLINGER LIFTS KANSAS
February 14, 1993
Jeff Berblinger’s grand slam highlighted a five-run second inning in Kansas’ 12-3 victory against Grand Canyon on Saturday. Tom Stewart (1-0) took the win for Kansas while Glen Hoffman (0-2) lost his second consecutive game. Stewart, in his first career start, went five innings, allowed no runs and only two hits.
S HOW TO APPEAL
February 14, 1993
Property owners who wish to appeal valuations must follow each step in the county’s hearing process. Here is a brief description of the appeal process: Step 1. Arrange for an informal meeting with the county appraiser or representative of the appraiser’s office. Taxpayers have until April 15 to call the taxpayer service phone number, which will be on the front side of the change-of-value notice. Within a few days of the informal meeting, the taxpayer will receive a decision in the mail from the appraiser’s office. If a taxpayer is not satisfied, he can move to the next step.
STATEWIDE RESPONSIBILITY
February 14, 1993
Efforts to set special taxes for counties that are home to Kansas Board of Regents universities are getting out of hand. Hopefully, House Speaker Bob Miller is right in his assessment of the bills when he says, “They’re not going to be going anywhere.”
REWARD PROGRAM SUCCEEDS, KBI SAYS
February 14, 1993
A reward offered to help solve an arson case such as the one offered last week to help get information about a January apartment fire that killed two teen-agers is a proven tool to help solve such cases, a state investigator said. “It has been very beneficial in the past. People have come forward,” said Scott Teeselink, special agent for the KBI.
HAZEL MICHAEL
February 14, 1993
Services are pending for Hazel Michael, 76, Baldwin, who died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She requested that her body be donated to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., for research.
JOSEPH M. RAPP
February 14, 1993
Services for Joseph M. Rapp, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Rapp died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ST. CYR CAPTURES FIRST PLACE IN SHOT PUT
February 14, 1993
Being the lone Lawrence Track Club member in the AAU National Indoor Track and Field Championship didn’t halt Deanna St. Cyr from winning a gold medal Saturday. Actually, it may have helped. St. Cyr, a freshman at West Junior High, took first place in the intermediate shot put with a 33-10 mark. The meet’s location in Lawrence helped St Cyr.
JAYHAWKS SURVIVE BRUISING BATTLE
February 14, 1993
Rex Walters flashed the old, 1960s peace sign to Missouri’s Antlers as he dashed off the basketball court Saturday afternoon at Hearnes Center. It was a fitting way to end a game that could be compared to a war, KU surviving the physical, foul-plagued battle, 67-63.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 14, 1993
BIRTHS Danny and Laura Sellers, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
KU STREAK AT MISSOURI SATISFYING
February 14, 1993
Three strikes in a row in bowling is a turkey. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. Kansas was no turkey here Saturday afternoon, and the Jayhawks sure as heck didn’t strike out.
KU SUCCESS SUITS RICHEY
February 14, 1993
Six wins. No losses. That’s Kansas junior Patrick Richey’s record against rival Missouri.
LINK MARKS EIGHTH YEAR OF SERVICE
February 14, 1993
Imagine hosting a dinner party for 50 to 100 people. Then imagine doing it three or four times a week every week. LINK, Lawrence’s Inter-denominational Nutrition Kitchen, does just that. Today marks the program’s eighth birthday, although the only “celebration” was last week’s repainting of the First Christian Church’s north kitchen, which the group uses, by Kansas University students.
CHILD STARS GET DEJA VU ON KU STAGE
February 14, 1993
Stacey Warner wore ruby slippers for her first performance on Kansas University’s Crafton-Preyer Theatre stage. Ten years later, she has thrown them in for a red garter and a um “more racy outfit.” “I’m a stripper, for God’s sake,” she said, laughing as she struggled to describe her costume in the KU University Theatre production of “Gypsy.”
CIVICS LESSONS COME ALIVE FOR STUDENT COMMISSIONERS
February 14, 1993
Rachel Schwartz hopes to learn about political science at Northwestern University. So four months ago the Lawrence High junior took a logical step: She accepted a student representative seat on the Lawrence City Commission as part of LHS’ Youth in Local Government program.
APPRAISER READY TO SEND OUT PROPERTY VALUATION CHANGES
February 14, 1993
Most Douglas County property owners soon will get notices in the mail telling them their home’s value has changed for taxation purposes. And county officials are getting ready to field questions from property owners whose valuations have risen since the last change was made in 1991.