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REASONABLE REQUIREMENTS
February 28, 1993
During a Monday news conference, Gov. Joan Finney expressed her sympathy for state university faculty members whose students were academically unprepared for college-level class work. “It must be extremely frustrating for the professors at the universities who have students in their classes who cannot read,” the governor said.
LOCAL ACTS VIE FOR SLOT ON BEST-OF COLLECTION
February 28, 1993
Andy Bricker, drummer for the “jungle-grunge” band LowLife, held himself to one beer Monday before hitting the Bottleneck stage for open-mike night. Band members tried to keep their edge as they waited to play, despite being veterans of two previous open-mike nights.
STARTUP COMPANY GIVES CALLING CARD DISPOSABLE SPIN
February 28, 1993
A local entrepreneur’s latest venture takes the telephone credit card concept and turns it on its head. The Time Machine, a new company started by Lawrence businessman Dave Fonseca, is actively marketing It’s Time to Talk!, a disposable prepaid long-distance calling card that’s packaged like a lottery ticket.
50S FLASHBACKS
February 28, 1993
The 1950s seem like just yesterday to many people who lived the American dream in that booming post-World War II decade. Much of today’s Lawrence took shape in the ‘50s, as the city exploded with GIs returning to school at Kansas University and other folks moved into the area for work. Today, reminiscences of those times often center on family life, fancy cars ah, those ‘57 Chevys and local entertainments of the day, from favorite restaurants to drive-in movie theaters, but people rarely think of the architecture.
LEGISLATIVE NOTEBOOK
February 28, 1993
Kansas needs to catch up with the rest of the country and establish a trust fund to help low-income families buy homes, said Rep. Forrest Swall, D-Lawrence. “Kansas is the only state without a housing trust fund,” he said.
FOR THE RECORD
February 28, 1993
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
NOEL NYMAN
February 28, 1993
Services for Noel Nyman, 75, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bonner Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Lenape Cemetery here. Mr. Nyman died Friday, Feb. 26, 1993, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
ROSS SMITH
February 28, 1993
Services for Ross O. Smith, 89, Eudora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993, at Eudora Nursing Center.
GEORGE SHELEY
February 28, 1993
Services for George Samuel Sheley, 77, Perry, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home here with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Buster Cemetery northeast of Perry. Mr. Sheley died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RAGAN SERVICES
February 28, 1993
Services for Lawrence “Dave” Ragan, 36, Baldwin, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Sandy Michell officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie City Cemetery here. Mr. Ragan died Friday, Feb. 26, 1993, at a Topeka hospital of complications from diabetes.
KU LIBRARIES RANKED 23RD AMONG U.S. UNIVERSITIES
February 28, 1993
Kansas University’s academic quality is reflected in the No. 23 ranking KU’s libraries received from an international association, KU’s chancellor said Friday. “The high rating of the university’s libraries indicates the quality of education available at KU, especially in graduate programs,” Chancellor Gene Budig said.
SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON KANSAS JUNIOR
February 28, 1993
Shine the spotlight on Steve Woodberry and sooner or later, usually sooner, he’ll tell you to shine it on someone else. Sure enough, after his yeoman performance in Saturday’s 72-68 squeaker over Colorado, Woodberry tried to soften his impact even though coach Roy Williams had said the Jayhawks wouldn’t have won without him.
KU TO HOST FORUM ON DRUG ABUSE
February 28, 1993
A one-of-a-kind federally sponsored forum on alcohol and drug abuse will be held at Kansas University this week. The forum is the first of its kind in the United States and will bring together representatives from KU, the city of Lawrence, Baldwin police, Lawrence police, Haskell Indian Junior College and Baker University.
S COX, LABOSKY WIN BIG EIGHT INDOOR TITLES
February 28, 1993
AMES, Iowa KU junior Michael Cox ran a career-best time of 4:01.39 in the mile Saturday for a Big Eight Indoor championship. Besides winning the mile, Cox also provisionally qualified for the national indoor meet and he ran the fastest indoor mile for Kansas since Jim Ryun ran 3:57.5 at the Madison Square Garden Invitational in 1968. Cox finished second in the mile at the ‘92 Big Eight Indoor in Lawrence with his previous personal best time of 4:06.2.
STEWART, WALKER COMBINE ON FIVE-HITTER
February 28, 1993
Seniors Tom Stewart and Jimmy Walker combined to limit 30th-ranked Arkansas to one run on five hits and Kansas won the front end of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader, 3-1. Arkansas won the second game, 6-4.
KIMBERLY HILLERS
February 28, 1993
Services for Kimberly Ann Hillers, 4 months, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McLouth Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating. Kimberly died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993, at a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
KU WOMEN TO PLAY HOST TO K-STATE
February 28, 1993
Its recent surge couldn’t have come at a better time for Kansas’ women’s basketball team, with the Big Eight tournament around the corner. “I’d like to feel Kansas is known to peak at the right time,” said KU coach Marian Washington, who has seen the Jayhawks win six of their last seven games. “I think we’re in a position right now where we might surprise some people at that tournament.”
GREEKS CONSIDER RESPONSE TO SPRINKLER REQUIREMENT
February 28, 1993
Richard Simons doesn’t see much sense in the argument that fraternities and sororities can’t afford fire-preventing sprinklers. “It’s protection for the kids in our houses,” said Simons, treasurer of the KU ZBT Building Corp., which owns the home of Kansas University’s chapter of Zeta Beta Tau. “It’s protection for our sons. Isn’t that the bottom line?”
VOLGASTS SERVICES
February 28, 1993
Alma Pauline Volgasts, 85, rural Overbrook, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1993, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1908, in Latvia, the daughter of August Krauze and Minna Treilibs.
GUESS
February 28, 1993
Doug Compton wants “all of them,” but Ken Wilson will settle for “enough.” Milton Scott hopes to collect “whatever plus one,” while Bob Moody is aiming for “as many as I can possibly get.”
BOARD TO CONSIDER SCHOOL BOND BIDS
February 28, 1993
The Lawrence school board Monday will consider bids on $29.9 million worth of school bonds. And after accepting a bid, the board will discuss a related issue: overcrowding at Quail Run School, which is one of the reasons the district decided to issue school bonds in the first place.
ON THE HEELS OF WINTER, A BREATH OF SPRING
February 28, 1993
The snow may be piled high outside, with temperatures dipping into the teens. But spring fever is in the air this weekend inside the Lawrence Holidome.
STATE THREATENS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST TIRE DUMP IN COUNTY
February 28, 1993
Take the tires from every car traveling on 23rd Street in a given weekend and stack them next to the Douglas County Courthouse. The pile would dwarf the building and darken the windows of the second-floor commission meeting room. County commissioners would have to notice.
SCHOOL RESOURCES ALLOCATED TO ENSURE EQUITY
February 28, 1993
It might seem surprising that when talking about equity among schools in Lawrence, some people show no concern that $3,358 per student could be spent on personnel in one school and $1,793 per student could be spent on personnel at another school. Both Lawrence school officials point out that different school populations have different needs, so teaching staffs hired to address those needs are bound to be quite different from each other.
EVA DAVIS
February 28, 1993
Services for Eva M. Davis, 82, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BUFFS TIRED OF ROAD REPUTATION
February 28, 1993
Enough already. Donnie Boyce has grown weary of Colorado’s road-poor label so he tried to do something about it Saturday.
CATHERINE POLLOCK
February 28, 1993
KANSAS CITY, MO. Services for Catherine Cora Pollock, 79, Kansas City, Mo., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Chapel here with the Rev. Robert Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Pollock died Friday, Feb. 26, 1993, at a Kansas City, Mo. hospital.
REMOVAL OF 8TH, N.H. PARKING SOUGHT
February 28, 1993
City Engineer Terese Gorman admits her idea to remove eight parking spaces along New Hampshire Street near the Eighth Street intersection is, at the same time, both essential and illogical. Removing parking on New Hampshire would increase visibility at the intersection and lessen the chances of adding to the 29 accidents that have occurred there since 1984, she said.
CAN KANSAS REDISCOVER ITS STINGER
February 28, 1993
Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 expect February which has 28.
WOODBERRY RESCUES KANSAS, 72-68
February 28, 1993
Sentimentalists say Kansas sixth-man Steve Woodberry should be named first-team all-Big Eight this season. That dream just might become reality for the 6-4 junior swingman, who certainly looked and played like the Jayhawks’ MVP on Saturday.
S KNEE NO BIG PROBLEM
February 28, 1993
Eric Pauley’s left knee didn’t bother him until the final “five or six minutes” of Saturday’s 72-68 home win over Colorado. “There was just a little bit of pain. Nothing real serious, just enough to know it’s there,” said Pauley, Kansas’ senior center, who had seven points, five rebounds and five turnovers in just under 20 minutes.
WASHBURN LAW STUDENTS AID BUSINESS MEDIATIONS
February 28, 1993
Washburn University law students are helping unclog court systems by working as mediators in disputes lodged with the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas. The number of mediation cases should increase as consumers become aware that mediation is an alternative to litigation, said Loretta Moore, associate professor of law at the Washburn law clinic.
S MESSAGE ACROSS
February 28, 1993
When the Jayhawk defense gave up seven unanswered points to Colorado yesterday afternoon, the cheering in Allen Fieldhouse fell from its usual roar to a murmur. How would the spectators be prodded back into a frenzy? Tom Wilkerson had the answer.