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KU can hardly believe blowout
January 26, 1993
Adonis Jordan had every reason to expect he’d lead No. 1-ranked Kansas by Long Beach State on Monday night. The Jayhawks came in having won seven straight by an average of almost 26 points. “We’d been playing well on the road, and we were coming home,” Jordan said. “I was thinking we should be able to blow them out here.”
THEY MAY BE HAPPY, BUT 49ERS TIREDTOO
January 26, 1993
Brian Camper sure didn’t look like the happiest Long Beach State camper. He may very well have been, though. While his teammates were whooping and hollering after the 49ers’ astonishing 64-49 victory over Kansas on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse, Camper was sitting quietly on a bench in the locker room.
KU falls to Long Beach State, 64-49
January 26, 1993
TILT. It’s as good a way as any to sum up how No. 1-ranked Kansas lost to Long Beach State, 64-49, on Monday night.
STUBBLEFIELD HAD SACK
January 26, 1993
Former Kansas defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield had two unassisted tackles while playing in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu. One was a sack, good for a nine-yard loss. Stubblefield’s other stop was for a two-yard loss.
NURSING HOME SUCCESS
January 26, 1993
To the editor: In 1973, a group of community-minded citizens of Eudora saw the need for a nursing home in their town. They incorporated and sold stock in their project, most of it to individuals in the town. They asked no governmental unit for funds, only a 10-year tax abatement, which was never extended. From that time, the building has been on the tax rolls. It pays taxes, not uses them.
INTERESTS OF THE MANY
January 26, 1993
To the editor: What is it with the city commissioners, Bob Schumm in particular? Why are they against a public vote concerning a municipal golf course? Why does Schumm persist in keeping this issue alive?
COURT DATE SET IN ALLEGED BANK THEFT
January 26, 1993
A former administrator at the Savings Bank of Lawrence who has been indicted on a federal charge of theft from that bank will have her initial appearance next week in federal district court in Kansas City, Kan. A first appearance has been set for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4 for Jolene C. Romme, 45, Lawrence, according to Brent Anderson, first assistant U.S. attorney.
BOARD APPROVES PACT WITH TEACHERS
January 26, 1993
The Lawrence school board Monday voted unanimously to ratify an agreement on 1992-93 teacher salaries that negotiators reached Thursday. Members of the Lawrence Education Assn. ratified the agreement on Friday.
KYLE HALE
January 26, 1993
Services for Kyle Hale, 18, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1993, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following a one-car accident near Kasold and Tomahawk in Lawrence.
WELLSVILLE TO SEEK SCHOOL BIDS
January 26, 1993
School officials here have started planning maintenance and remodeling work to take place over the summer. Wellsville school board members Monday authorized Supt. Don Williams to seek bids on four projects, said Gwen Boone, district clerk. The four projects:
ROBIN EVERSOLE
January 26, 1993
Services are pending for Robin Eversole, 53, Lawrence, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned with inurnment at Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence. Ms. Eversole died today, Jan. 26, 1993, at her home after a long illness.
LOCALS ELECTED TO ACLU BOARD
January 26, 1993
Two Lawrence men have been elected to top offices with the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. Steve Lopes, an organizer and field representative for the Kansas-National Education Assn., has been elected president of the statewide organization.
LHS GIRLS STRUGGLE BUT WIN
January 26, 1993
Call Lawrence High’s girls basketball game against Shawnee Heights ugly, call it hideous… but call it a victory. The Lions prevailed 50-39 over the Thunderbirds on Monday night in the LHS West gym.
POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORT OF KIDNAPPING
January 26, 1993
Lawrence police this morning were investigating a 23-year-old Lawrence man’s report that he was kidnapped and robbed early today on Iowa Street. Police reported that the incident occurred between 1:40 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Iowa. The victim told police he was robbed of $100, and a police report indicated that a handgun and a rifle were involved.
STATE BOARD BACKS JUVENILE CENTER PLAN
January 26, 1993
A state advisory board Monday gave a shot in the arm to the proposed Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center that is planned for North Lawrence. The state’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Offender Programs unanimously voted to maintain regional boundaries that determine where juvenile offenders will be housed.
L OFFICIAL JOINS SCHOOL BOARD RACE
January 26, 1993
A savings and loan official who has chaired two Lawrence school committees filed Monday for the Lawrence school board race. Mike Heffner, 44, vice president for mortgage and lending at Capitol Federal Savings and Loan, said his involvement on the school committees increased his interest in school issues.
HEARING IN GANG SHOOTING DELAYED
January 26, 1993
A preliminary hearing for two Lawrence men charged in a gang-related shooting was continued until 1:30 p.m. next Monday in Douglas County District Court. Yusaf Ali Austin, 20, 1608 E. 15th, and Marvin L. “Feli” Jefferson, 19, 703 W. 25th, are charged in connection with a Jan. 4 shooting outside a residence in the 1100 block of New Jersey.
FIRE INVESTIGATORS INTERVIEW VICTIM
January 26, 1993
Investigators on Monday began to get a better understanding of the scene inside a Lawrence apartment building where two people suffered fatal injuries in an arson fire Jan. 17. Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr said two investigators on Monday were finally able to interview Ella Farmer, 43, the only adult who was in an apartment where six people were injured.
BALDWIN PREPARES FOR BOND VOTE
January 26, 1993
School district patrons here are gearing up for an $8.95 million bond issue proposal on the April ballot, and Baldwin school board members Monday heard a report about the campaign committee’s meeting last week, said Supt. John Nuspl. The bond issue would finance construction of a new high school and additions to Vinland and Marion Springs elementary schools.
COMMISSION TO STUDY PLANS FOR CENTER
January 26, 1993
Douglas County commissioners will continue its examination of the proposed juvenile detention center during their meeting Wednesday night. Commission Chairman Louie McElhaney said questions remained about the cost of the structure.
FOR THE RECORD
January 26, 1993
Fire calls Lawrence firefighters:
SOUND OFF
January 26, 1993
Q: I’d like to know if they can do anything about the problem with snow clearing. When they clear the streets, they pile it up in driveways. How can old people get out if they can’t shovel their driveways? A: “Well, that’s a problem,” said George Williams, the city’s public works director. “It’s a legitimate concern of ours, as well as those people who we plow in. As far as I know, there is no real good solution for it.”
POLICY ON SCHOOL BOUNDARIES IS FINE, BOARD MEMBERS SAY
January 26, 1993
There’s nothing wrong with the Lawrence school board’s policy for making boundary changes if the board follows both the letter and spirit of the policy, Lawrence school board members said Monday. The board’s discussion of boundary changes was largely in response to concerns of Woodlawn School parents.
LAUREL ANDERSON
January 26, 1993
No services are planned at this time for Laurel Everette Anderson, 96, Lawrence. Mr. Anderson donated his body to science. Inurnment will be at a later date in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LILLIE B. ADAMS
January 26, 1993
Services for Lillie B. Adams, 86, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. She died Monday, Jan. 25, 1993, at a Lawrence nursing home.
MARY WATKINS
January 26, 1993
Services for Mary Watkins, 103, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Watkins died Monday, Jan. 25, 1993, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Lloyd, Lawrence.
SHIRLEY GIVENS
January 26, 1993
Services for Shirley J. Stewart Givens, 63, Salt Lake City, were held Monday at Memorial Estates Mortuary in Salt Lake City. Burial was at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Givens died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1993, of cancer at her home.
WINTER CONSIDERS RE-ENTERING POLITICS
January 26, 1993
He hasn’t made up his mind whether to run for governor, attorney general or just stay home. However, Lawrence’s former Republican state senator, Wint Winter Jr., hopes this weekend’s Republican Kansas Day activities can help guide him toward making a decision for the 1994 statewide elections.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 26, 1993
DISMISSALS Melvin Hodson, Perry; Andrea Groenhagen and baby girl, Lawrence.
CITY, SCHOOL RACES REQUIRE PRIMARIES
January 26, 1993
The field of candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence School Board will be pared down in primary elections March 2. The primaries will cut the fields to six for the general election, which is scheduled for April 6.
PLANNERS CALL FOR DENIAL OF FACTORY OUTLET PLAN
January 26, 1993
A factory outlet center proposed for North Lawrence would create a traffic snarl that should be untangled before the land is rezoned for the project, the head of the city’s planning staff says. However, Price Banks, the city-county planning director, said today he had other reasons for recommending that the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission deny a request to rezone part of the 12.11-acre site tabbed for the proposed Tanger Factory Outlet Center.
KU GOVERNANCE HAILS CLINTON STAND ON GAYS
January 26, 1993
Lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military would end years of conflicting policies between Kansas University and its ROTC programs, the head of KU’s university governance said today. “We cannot change the ROTC policy (banning gays) from the outside; they have to change it themselves,” said Nancy Dahl, associate professor of biology and chair of the Senate Executive Committee.
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January 26, 1993
You probably didn’t know that Jim Haney is a former assistant basketball coach at Kansas. You definitely didn’t see him on the sidelines during a KU game. That’s because his stint lasted only two months during the summer of 1983.
CORRECTION
January 26, 1993
Because of a photographer’s error, a cutline in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified an East Heights student. The youth’s name is Cody Buckley.
MENDING MEASURES
January 26, 1993
Six-year-old Matthew Meredith pushes a stuffed, spotted dog in a toy stroller through the halls of the Cancer Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. With his dark hair and impish eyes, Matthew looks as if he should be outdoors playing Teen-age Mutant Ninja Turtles, not walking the halls of a hospital cancer center. But the Topeka boy has acute lymphocytic leukemia and is recovering from bone marrow transplant surgery.
CARPET CLEANING TOPS WISH LIST FOR $100,000 LOTTERY PRIZE WINNER
January 26, 1993
Nancy Boswell was excited when she thought she’d won $100 in last weekend’s Kansas Lottery Powerball game because four of her five Quick Pick ticket numbers matched the winning numbers. Then her husband, Bill, got into the act.
CITY DEPARTMENTS PRESENT LIST OF GOALS TO COMMISSION
January 26, 1993
A swelling list of goals from the heads of 10 city agencies struck a creeping theme for Commissioner John Nalbandian. “It’s all growth,” he said Monday afternoon during a break from a city study session. “Fire, administrative services, paying the bills there isn’t even enough space left in the computer.
KU LANDS THREE, BLEVINS CLOSE
January 26, 1993
Tony Blevins, a 6-1, 170-pound defensive back from Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, is believed to be close to committing to Kansas. Blevins also has visited UCLA, Michigan State, Stanford and Alabama, but Hawklets coach Tony Severino said he believed KU was Blevins’ top choice.
ECONOMICS PROMPTS MAN TO FILE FOR CITY
January 26, 1993
Ken Wilson borrowed $20 from his ex-wife, walked into the city clerk’s office and filed this morning as a candidate for the Lawrence City Commission. His reason?
DORA I. BRUBAKER
January 26, 1993
Services for Dora I. Brubaker, 89, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Brubaker died Monday, Jan. 25, 1993, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
COUNTY MEETING FAILS TO SOLVE RURAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS
January 26, 1993
Nobody wants to be a blockhead. The Douglas County Commission held a 4 -hour study session Monday to figure out the best way to develop rural areas during the next few years.
FOR THE RECORD
January 26, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
IMPORTANT GIFT
January 26, 1993
On Saturday, more than 250 people gathered at Kansas University to participate in activities associated with the 15th anniversary of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The events attracted university officials, alumni and friends, plus a number of people who have no formal ties to KU but are attracted to the school because of the excellence of the Spencer. The Spencer Museum is one of the nation’s finest teaching museums and it is a tremendous asset for KU as well as the entire state. Few universities can match the excellence of the Spencer and its multiple roles as a fine museum of art, a superior teaching facility and a museum with close cooperative ties with the nationally recognized Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
HEARINGS BEGIN ON WATER TRANSFERS
January 26, 1993
A House committee’s debate on proposed changes in the state’s water transfer law raises more than philosophical questions for Hays residents. On Monday, Hays City Manager Hannes Zacharias told the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee the city urgently needs more water.
CITY DEBATE ON PARKING DOWNTOWN CONTINUES
January 26, 1993
Nearly two hours of analyzing, contesting and clarifying a consultant’s report on the city’s downtown parking problem finally wore down Commissioner Bob Schumm. “This discussion is like every other one we’ve had about parking over the past few years,” he said during a Monday afternoon study session. “It ends up in total chaos.”
SCHOOL CANDIDATE EMPHASIZES EQUITY
January 26, 1993
A Lawrence man who works as an account representative for a business forms company in Overland Park filed Monday to run for the Lawrence school board. Carlton Lartigue, 40, said he wants to emphasize equity in education.
PLAN
January 26, 1993
A proposed residential street could provide safer access to a new Lawrence elementary school, say a pair of local developers. But some parents are concerned that the street would separate the school grounds from a nearby nature park.
PLEASANT
January 26, 1993
After playing, and winning, their last three games on the road, Kansas’ basketball players were eager to return to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night. “We were looking forward to coming home so bad. To come home like this, it feels bad,” Kansas senior Eric Pauley said after the Jayhawks’ stunning 64-49 loss to Long Beach State.
HANEY-LED NABC TAKES ACTIVE ROLE
January 26, 1993
Like the weather, people may talk about the NCAA, but nobody does anything about it. That, however, won’t keep the National Association of Basketball Coaches from trying.