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GOOD WITH THE BAD
January 5, 1993
The head of the United Nations is getting a taste of what it’s like to be a true world leader. It’s tough to please everyone.
DEFINITION DISPUTE
January 5, 1993
To the editor: I thank George Kaull for coming forward unashamedly as a card-carrying atheist to be a spokesman for his cause. Mr. Kaull claimed in his letter here Dec. 30 that atheism is not a religion and suggested, since I think otherwise, that I consult my dictionary.
KLOPP
January 5, 1993
Services for Charles Allen “Al” Klopp, 63, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Redeemer in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Klopp died Friday, Jan. 1, 1993, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
SRS CUTTING SERVICES TO SENIORS
January 5, 1993
Douglas County senior citizens who need assistance with tasks such as grocery shopping or laundry will have to seek new care providers soon, officials said Monday. The state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is in the process of informing 84 Douglas County residents about reductions in the number of service hours the department provides.
FOR THE RECORD
January 5, 1993
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU SIGNEE PROUD REHABS HURT KNEE
January 5, 1993
Kansas basketball signee Nick Proud, a 6-11 center from Alta High in Sandy, Utah, who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 16, is not yet ready to begin practicing, Proud reported Monday night. “I went to the doctor today. I have to go back and see him in a week and a half,” Proud said. “I’m lifting weights now, trying to work on my upper body. I can shoot set shots. I have some trouble walking up and down stairs.”
REED SERVICES
January 5, 1993
Memorial services for Clyde M. Reed Jr., 78, Lawrence, the longtime editor and publisher of the Parsons Sun, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Parsons, with the Revs. James A. Remer and George Owen officiating. A private burial service is planned in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Reed died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1993, in Lawrence, where he had lived since selling his interest in the Sun in 1982.
HULDA M. SEELE
January 5, 1993
Services for Hulda M. Seele, 99, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. R.T. Wentling officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Mrs. Seele died Monday, Jan. 4, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TRIAL SET FOR MARCH IN LOCAL MURDER
January 5, 1993
A man who is accused of shooting and killing a Lawrence businessman on Nov. 22 pleaded innocent on Monday afternoon to charges stemming from the death. James P. Ludlow III, 24, entered not guilty pleas to first-degree murder, attempted murder and theft, all felonies, in the slaying of Tracy Robbins, 32, owner of Robbins Construction Inc.
LHS GIRLS TURN UP HEAT IN THIRD QUARTER, SEAR SEAMAN, 60-36
January 5, 1993
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team was doing more than just drinking Gatorade and relaxing during halftime Monday. They were plotting an ambush. “We always have a talk in the locker room, during halftime, and our coaches always tell us that whoever comes out and plays the toughest in the third quarter will decide the game,” LHS guard Lindsay Lawton said.
MEETING TO ADDRESS JAIL OVERCROWDING
January 5, 1993
Experts from the National Institute of Corrections on Wednesday will help local officials and the public understand and treat the stuffed-up Douglas County jail system. Local officials invited the experts to Lawrence after overcrowding in the Douglas County Jail went from bad to worse.
COMPUTER WOES DELAY KU GRADES
January 5, 1993
Fall semester grades for about 29,000 students at Kansas University were mailed Monday, one week after KU had planned to send them. “We’ve had problems beyond problems,” said Rich Morrell, university registrar.
NO ONE TAKES OFFER TO ATTEND LHS CLASS
January 5, 1993
A program that would bring people age 50 or older into Lawrence High School classrooms has prompted “quite a few inquiries” since mid-December but no participants, an LHS administrator said today. “We’ve got some great stuff to offer … but I don’t have any takers yet,” said LHS assistant principal Trish Bransky.
SOUND OFF
January 5, 1993
Q: What is the city’s policy concerning employee use of city vehicles? I just wondered if the city lets people use vehicles for private use, as I have seen them do? “The use of a city vehicle for personal use is strictly prohibited,” said City Clerk Ray Hummert, reading from the city’s policy.
EUDORA CHEERLEADER TAKES ON LONDON
January 5, 1993
A Eudora teen rang in the new year far from home marching in a London parade. Cindy Arvidson, 17, competed for a spot on the Universal Cheerleading Assn. All Star cheerleading squad during tryouts at the UCA annual camp at Kansas University last summer. She was selected as one of about 1,400 cheerleaders from across the country to dance and march in the Lord Mayor of Westminster’s New Year’s Day parade.
BLADES TICKET PRICE IN LINE WITH LEAGUE
January 5, 1993
Watching a Blades minor-league hockey game at Kemper Arena costs more than most minor-league baseball games. It also costs much less than a major-league hockey game, Jim Loria, the Blades director of marketing and public relations, says.
DECEMBER WEATHER WETTER THAN USUAL
January 5, 1993
A rainy spell in mid-December made the month an unusually wet one for Lawrence. From Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 3.25 inches of rain fell, causing sewers to back up and basements to flood in the area. In all, 4.29 inches of precipitation fell on the city, which is 2.85 inches above the December average of 1.44 inches.
COUNTY TO REVIEW PERSONNEL MANUAL
January 5, 1993
The Douglas County Commission will have a work session Wednesday night to thoroughly review the county’s personnel manual. When five personnel items crossed their desks in December, commissioners said they were confused about existing policies and wanted to study them before making any changes.
S LEGISLATIVE LIST
January 5, 1993
Preserving Lawrence’s water rights will be one of the city’s top legislative priorities if city commissioners accept the final draft of their legislative program tonight. Water issues are among several legislative topics to be considered by the Lawrence City Commission tonight at its weekly meeting, beginning at 6:35 p.m. in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES START FRIDAY
January 5, 1993
Those of you who have spent the past three months watching your hoard of Girl Scout cookies dwindle to the last few crumbs can rejoice. That’s right, it’s Girl Scout Cookie time!
WOODLAWN PARENTS PROTEST PLAN
January 5, 1993
Parents of students at Woodlawn School expressed their complaints Monday night about the Lawrence school board’s recent decision to send Woodlawn’s graduating sixth-graders to Central Junior High School instead of South. And after a two-hour discussion on the topic, the school’s parent-teacher organization decided to present a written letter listing parent concerns at the school board’s meeting next Monday night, said Cheryl Gillaspie, co-president of Woodlawn’s PTO.
THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING GROUP ORGANIZES
January 5, 1993
For many people, horseback riding isn’t only a sport. Saddling a horse and taking it for a walk around a ring or for a gallop across a field provides a special feeling of freedom. People with disabilities often miss the experience, but beginning in June, a new organization called Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence Inc. (T.H.R.I.L.) plans to change that.
KU EDUCATION PROF ENTERS SCHOOL RACE
January 5, 1993
A Kansas University faculty member who served as an elementary school principal last year in Lawrence has formally entered the race for one of three seats on the Lawrence school board. George Crawford, Rt. 6, a 55-year-old associate professor of educational policy and administration, said he entered the race to solve three problems facing local education that relate to student accommodation, program quality and program cost.
KEY LAWMAKER PREDICTS BUSY SESSION
January 5, 1993
When the 1993 Kansas Legislature opens next week, a fresh group of faces will stare ahead into three months of declining budgets, squabbling lobbyists and overwhelming concerns about health care, workers compensation and school finance, state Sen. Bud Burke said Monday. About the only thing they’ll be without is a breather.
DRUG-SNIFFING DOGS PATROL LOCKERS, RESTROOMS AT LHS
January 5, 1993
Cody, the drug-sniffing Labrador retriever, joined forces this morning with three other canines in a search for illegal substances at Lawrence High School. The dogs searched lockers, restrooms and cars for nearly two hours but found no drugs inside or outside the high school, said principal Brad Tate.
COACHES RIP MERGER
January 5, 1993
If Big Eight basketball coaches were making the final decision, next week’s meeting of Big Eight and Southwest Conference officials about a possible alliance might as well be called off. The SWC is seeking to stabilize after losing Arkansas to the Southeastern Conference. There also is much concern that in the future only bigger, more powerful conferences will compete.
January 5, 1993
A local Realtor today announced her candidacy for the Lawrence School Board. Renee Karr, a Realtor with the Gill Agency, said during a news conference that she was seeking a post on the board to help build consensus on issues that have “fractured and disenchanted” the community.
HASKELL HOPES TO PERSUADE CLINTON TO INCREASE BUDGET
January 5, 1993
Boards of two federally funded Indian colleges are hoping their annual budget battles will lessen now that a new administration is preparing to move into the White House. “Everything is kind of up in the air with the new president,” said Bob Martin, president of Haskell Indian Junior College. “I’ve heard that our 1994 budget could be revised considerably from what has already been proposed.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 5, 1993
DISMISSALS Debra Wangler and baby boy, Lawrence.
ARGERSINGER SERVICES
January 5, 1993
A memorial service for William J. Argersinger, 74, a Kansas University dean emeritus of the graduate school and professor emeritus of chemistry, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at Kansas University. Mr. Argersinger died Dec. 14 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SCHOOL PROJECTS GET BELL FUNDING
January 5, 1993
Projects at schools in Lawrence and Eudora were among 47 across the state to receive funding from the Southwestern Bell Foundation for the 1993 spring semester. The foundation will award more than $26,000 in Kansas Educational Excellence program funds this semester. In its seventh year, the program has awarded almost $250,000 to more than 300 teachers.
FINALLY, KC FINDS HOCKEY TEAM
January 5, 1993
Back in March of 1990, Jim Loria faced what must have seemed a daunting if not impossible task. As the first employee of the Kansas City Blades, Loria was expected to sell hockey an expansion minor-league version, no less to a town that had a rocky history with the sport. The relationship had become so strained, in fact, that no franchise set foot in KC for 11 years.