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LAWRENCE DIVER SECOND AT STATE
February 20, 1993
David Jacobs is a marked man. Jacobs, a Lawrence High sophomore, knows he’ll be the diver to beat at next year’s state swimming and diving meet.
PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED ON KU PROGRAM RESTRUCTURING
February 20, 1993
Public hearings are scheduled for next week on three programs that have been recommended for restructuring under Kansas University’s Program Review. The program reviews, which were conducted last year, involve a comprehensive, universitywide assessment of all academic and non-academic programs.
PROPOSED MALL AGAIN BEFORE PLANNERS
February 20, 1993
A proposal to build a factory outlet center in North Lawrence will come again before the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 6 E. Sixth.
MABLE MCPHERSON
February 20, 1993
Services for Mable L. McPherson, 74, Oskaloosa, are pending with the Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home. Mrs. McPherson died Friday, Feb. 19, 1993, at her home.
ROY C. ABEL
February 20, 1993
Services for Roy C. Abel, 90, Perry, are pending at the Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Abel died Friday, Feb. 19, 1993, at an Oskaloosa nursing home.
SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING
February 20, 1993
To the editor: You’re right on target, Journal-World, in objecting to Bob Schumm’s suggestion to give United Way the responsibility for distributing public social service funds among local programs. Careful studies of social service systems show that program or funding coordination is seldom an important problem and “creative duplication” can be useful in a field that needs new ideas so badly. In fact, “coordination” decisions are usually shown to be just a means to avoid the really hard decisions.
COMPARING PROJECTS
February 20, 1993
To the editor: I am writing to comment on two “science projects” which are being discussed for possible cancellation or funding reduction. The public has a right to know certain things which do not often appear in wire stories about the supercollider or space station.
KEEP IT IN THE COUNTY
February 20, 1993
State legislation that would instruct Douglas County to reconfigure its county commission is stuck in committee, and there it should stay. Two state legislators who represent rural parts of Douglas County decided recently to flex their muscles a little by introducing a bill that would expand the Douglas County Commission from three members to five. Their intention was to force more representation from outside Lawrence particularly from the cities of Baldwin and Eudora on the commission.
SUNDAY CAR SALES BAN MOVES AHEAD
February 20, 1993
The general manager of a Lawrence car dealership objected today to a Kansas House bill endorsed by a statewide car dealers’ association that would prevent dealerships from opening on Sunday. Leroy Poage, general manager of Sonny Hill, 3400 Iowa, said many of Sonny Hill’s customers appreciate the fact that the dealership opens for business on Sundays.
MILDRED E. VAN DE WALKER
February 20, 1993
A memorial service for Mildred Eva (O’Neil) Van De Walker, 75, Corona, Calif., was to be at 10 a.m. today in the clubhouse of Amberlite Trailer Park, Corona. She was cremated. Mrs. Van De Walker, a former Wellsville, Kan., resident, died Feb. 13 at her home.
CAMPBELL SERVICES
February 20, 1993
Military graveside services for William Fred Campbell, 62, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, with the Rev. David Hallenbeck officiating. Mr. Campbell died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 18, 1993, at his home.
FOR THE RECORD
February 20, 1993
Condition reports Claude Makepeace, 60, DeSoto, remained in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center where he was taken after a traffic accident Thursday. Makepeace was injured when another driver, Claude Berry, 77, Topeka, lost control of his car around 3:05 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 24. The car driven by Berry, who died in the accident, crossed the center line and struck Makepeace’s pickup truck.
DOG OWNER SPEAKS
February 20, 1993
To the editor: On Sunday, Feb. 14, 1993, our dog was hit on Road 650 south of Lawrence. To the person driving a station wagon who hit him and did not stop, I just want to say that every day may your conscience bother you. Granted, he shouldn’t have been there and that is our fault, but you are the culprit. Surely you could have checked on him. I’m just glad it wasn’t a person you hit.
February 20, 1993
Lawrence residents Lula Bell Johnson and her husband, Samuel Henry Johnson, taught home economics and academics to freed slaves who came here after the Civil War to begin new lives. As founders of Lawrence’s Progressive Club, which offered instruction in everything from reading and arithmetic to domestic economy, race and religion, the Johnsons and other club members spent three nights each week at Central School with their students.
LIONS STUNNED AT BUZZER
February 20, 1993
Some people might be of the opinion that Lawrence High’s last-second basketball loss to Leavenworth Friday night was the best thing that could happen to the Lions. Lawrence coach Ron Weber is not one of them.
SHOOTING PROBLEMS DOWN STRETCH SPELL DOOM FOR COWGIRLS
February 20, 1993
Probably no team in basketball’s annals has ever made just one of its last 18 shots and won a game. Oklahoma State didn’t make history Friday night, but the Cowgirls came close.
KICKOFF CLASSIC REWARDS KANSAS
February 20, 1993
Kansas was expected to confirm today that it will play Florida State in this year’s Kickoff Classic football game. Good, says kicker Dan Eichloff.
BALDWIN PUMMELED LATE BY PAOLA
February 20, 1993
In his homecoming against Baldwin on Friday, Paola coach Dennis Darting received exactly what he wanted. A win. Darting, a former Baldwin High coach who still lives in Baldwin and doubles as an assistant coach at Baker University, coached his Paola High boys team to a 71-59 win over the Bulldogs in boys high school basketball.
JAIL PROBLEM SPURS CALL FOR TASK FORCE
February 20, 1993
With inmate populations well over the Douglas County Jail’s capacity, County Administrator Craig Weinaug will ask commissioners on Monday to establish a cooperative task force of law enforcement officials to help deal with the problem. In a memo he wrote Feb. 15 and released Friday, Weinaug states that all agencies that contribute to the jail’s population should work together to mitigate crowding.
KANSAS IN NEED OF MID-COURSE CORRECTIONS
February 20, 1993
Oklahoma gave the erratic Kansas basketball team a grim reminder of the need for mid-course corrections before tournament time. Right now I’d hate to see the Jayhawks meet Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Arizona or Cincinnati. Final Four Fodder the Jayhawks are not at this point. Kansas’ immediate challenge is to prove it can regroup and defeat Kansas State today, then go to Ames and get past an Iowa State team with all the tools to do what Oklahoma did. With 2-0 in these outings, Kansas again could resume thinking it’s pretty good, if not great.
EXCESSIVEUNACCEPTABLE
February 20, 1993
A recent bomb blast at a Kansas City area high school was further evidence of how some young minds in our violence-conscious society are inclined to respond to policies and procedures they don’t happen to agree with. Shawnee Mission East High School officials decided to close the lunch period, for many reasons, preventing a number of the students from leaving the premises for brief daily periods. Apparently, some pupils were so incensed by the decision they chose to respond with a bombing which could have killed or injured innocent people. Fortunately, nobody happened to be around when the detonation occurred.
COLD WAR MILITARY SCHOLAR CHECKS ACCURACY OF THEORIES
February 20, 1993
The end of the Cold War is making Bruce Menning’s job easier. “It certainly is a relief,” he said. “Now we can find out how accurate some of our assessments were.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 20, 1993
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Dodd, Eudora, a boy, Friday.
LHS STUDENTS TEST MARKETING SKILLS
February 20, 1993
Like many Lawrence High School students, Sharla Schaake juggles a part-time job with her studies. What is somewhat unique about Schaake is her familiarity with what it takes to run the business that employs her. For the local clothing store where she works, Schaake recently conducted a survey of 140 potential customers, and now she’s deciding how to market and advertise the store’s clothes in response to the survey.
DARK COMEDY TWISTS MORALS
February 20, 1993
Local author and playwright David Ohle describes his dark comedy “Crank Calls,” as a sitcom about family values “a family that values nothing.” During the play, the ultimate good-hearted TV family encounters the ultimate reality-based television show, a live execution. Once the family figures out how to profit from the death, no one cares that someone is lying dead in the living room.
S ROCK CHALK REVUE
February 20, 1993
“Five-six-seven-eight!” Taped music began playing and 25 Kansas University students launched into their spirited song-and-dance number.