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RESEARCH IRONY
January 29, 1993
To the editor: So it has come to pass that our newly installed president has decreed that fetal tissue no longer be wasted. Rather, fetal tissue, which is the product of the form of birth control known as abortion, is to be utilized for the benefit of science and personkind … offering possibilities of disease cures.
PRAYER AT EVENTS
January 29, 1993
To the editor: I’m having a real problem with the school board’s decision to drop the invocation from the high school commencement.
January 29, 1993
The first thing Flo Biehl, a Johnson County Extension agent in home economics, tells audiences she speaks to about living wills is that such wills “have to do with your life, not your money.” Biehl spoke to a group at the Douglas County Extension Office last week about living wills, which set forth personal limits to medical care and prohibit a person’s dying from being artificially prolonged.
WARM HEARTS EXPERIENCES GIFT SLOWDOWN
January 29, 1993
Contributions to a local organization that pays heating bills for low-income residents are tapering off despite the continuing cold weather, the group’s treasurer said. “It’s kind of cutting off,” said Warren Rhodes, treasurer for Warm Hearts of Douglas County. “We had 12 or 13 donations come in over the weekend, but not many since then.”
SOUND OFF
January 29, 1993
Q: Are we going to get a new post office on 31st next to Kmart? A: Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds says plans for the new postal station are being revalidated.
1 ARRESTED IN RAPEABDUCTION
January 29, 1993
Authorities arrested a 23-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man and are seeking a second suspect in the kidnapping and rape Thursday of a 36-year-old Douglas County woman. Douglas County sheriff’s officers reported the attack occurred between 4:20 p.m. and 4:34 p.m. Thursday when the woman arrived home from work and surprised two men who were burglarizing her home about four miles west of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 438.
SCOTT C. ASHTON
January 29, 1993
Memorial services for Scott C. Ashton, 78, Prairie Village, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Country Club Christian Church chapel, Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Margaret Colerick officiating. Private burial will be at Lenexa Cemetery. Mr. Ashton died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1993, at his home.
LOCAL ACTRESS BACK ON TV IN SEQUEL
January 29, 1993
Local actress Betty Laird will show that life on the prairie is better the second time around when she appears in “Skylark,” a sequel to the television movie “Sarah, Plain and Tall.” “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” the story of a New England woman transplanted to Kansas, originally aired in 1991 as a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation. It aired again last year. Hallmark also is presenting “Skylark,” which again stars Glenn Close as Sarah.
LOCAL GROUP TO BENEFIT FROM PARADE
January 29, 1993
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Douglas County has been chosen to receive the proceeds from the 1993 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The proceeds, including parade entry fees and contributions from local individuals and businesses, exceeded $10,000 in 1991 and 1992, and parade organizers will try to collect that amount this year, said Chris Mulvenon, parade committee chair.
N. KOREAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM PRESENTS THREAT, ENVOY SAYS
January 29, 1993
North Korea’s plan to build a nuclear bomb is Northeast Asia’s “biggest headache,” the consulate general of South Korea said today in Lawrence. “The single greatest threat to stability is North Korea’s development of a nuclear bomb and its nuclear plant,” said Chung Gi Kim, South Korean consulate general in Chicago.
3 STUDENTS FINALISTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
January 29, 1993
Three Kansas University students are finalists in the national competition for Truman scholarships available to students planning careers in public service. Margaret Chi Hu, Manhattan senior; Kathryn Price, Wichita junior; and Marc S. Wilson, Hiawatha senior, will be interviewed Feb. 10 in Kansas City, Mo., by regional panels for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Washington, D.C.
COUNTY JOBLESS RATE AT 3.5 LAST MONTH
January 29, 1993
The Douglas County unemployment rate ended 1992 at 3.5 percent, boosted by seasonal layoffs in construction and government employment. In its monthly unemployment report, the Kansas Department of Human Resources said this morning that Douglas County erased 200 jobs in construction and 300 in the government sector, which includes local public schools, Kansas University and Haskell Indian Junior College.
AREA STUDENTS AMONG GRADUATES FROM BAKER U.
January 29, 1993
A number of Lawrence-area men and women were among the 266 recipients of Baker University degrees during the winter commencement ceremony Sunday. Louis Blair, chief executive officer of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, addressed the graduates. Following his speech, he was awarded an honorary doctor of sciences degree.
LAKE WATER CALLED FEASIBLE FOR COURSE
January 29, 1993
The city could pump raw water from Clinton Lake to irrigate a proposed municipal golf course, but an outside consultant should be hired to work out any financial details, the city’s water systems engineer says in a report. Building systems to pump water from the lake, including construction of a storage reservoir nearby, could easily cost more than $75,000, said Tim LeTourneau, the city’s water systems engineer.
FIRE GUTS BOARDING HOUSE
January 29, 1993
A tangled extension cord sparked a fire late Thursday that heavily damaged a boarding house at 1344 Ky. and left eight people homeless, Lawrence firefighters said today. Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain said firefighters were called at 10:33 p.m. to the three-story house, where a fire that began in a second-floor room had spread to the third floor and attic.
KU NAMES UNION MARKETING CHIEF
January 29, 1993
Garrison Kevin Goodman has been named as marketing coordinator at Kansas University for the Kansas and Burge unions. Goodman brings marketing and promotion experience from the private sector, including broadcast and cable television, a local advertising agency and free-lance work. His previous employers include 20th Century Fox and Time Warner.
ALUMNI PLEDGE $25,000 TOPROGRAMS
January 29, 1993
Four programs at Kansas University will benefit from a $25,000 unrestricted pledge. John P. and Betsey S. Fletcher of Mission Hills have pledged $10,000 for the Williams Educational Fund, $5,000 for the School of Business, $5,000 for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and $5,000 for the Chancellors Club, KU’s major-donor organization.
DOCUMENT OUTLINES ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AGAINST LAW PROF
January 29, 1993
A document prepared by Kansas University officials for KU’s Committee on Tenure and Related Problems lists the allegations of improper behavior against law professor Emil Tonkovich, who is accused of violating the Faculty Code of Conduct. KU is seeking to dismiss Tonkovich, and the committee, which released the document to the Journal-World, is hearing the case.
COMPUTER ITEMS STOLEN FROM SCHOOL
January 29, 1993
Lawrence police said they had no suspects in the theft of $3,225 of computer equipment Wednesday night or Thursday morning from Schwegler Elementary School, 2201 Ousdahl. Police Lt. Mark Brothers said a computer and monitor, a printer and a modem were taken between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.
SQUARE DANCE CLUB MARKS ITS 10TH YEAR
January 29, 1993
When Betty Loucks helped found the Square De-Lites square dance club, she wanted to limit it to singles only. However, it’s just as well that the club opened its doors to couples: Since starting in 1983, the club has seen 11 marriages among people who met through the club.
FOR THE RECORD
January 29, 1993
Civil case proceedings Dean O. Radcliffe, Lawrence, has filed suit against the city of Lawrence alleging that a police vehicle collided with his car, causing him injuries and property damage. The suit, in which Radcliffe seeks $16,453, alleges that Radcliffe was heading west through the intersection of Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue on Jan. 28, 1991, when a police car allegedly driven by officer Janalene Berk collided with his vehicle. The suit alleges that the officer had not given Radcliffe and others in the intersection adequate warning of the vehicle’s approach.
CITY SCORES HIGH IN SERVICES
January 29, 1993
Lawrence is a nice place to live, raise families and enjoy diverse cultural activities, but residents may encounter some trouble finding a job or starting a business, according to a survey of residents prepared for the Lawrence City Commission. The telephone survey, conducted last fall by graduate students in public administration at Kansas University, gives city officials an accurate, representative picture of a wide range of city services and conditions within the community, the study’s head researcher said today.
HERBICIDE BREAKTHROUGH
January 29, 1993
A Kansas University engineering professor’s research on a corn herbicide may revolutionize the way chemicals are applied to crop fields. Marylee Southard, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, is developing a pellet that would be laced with the weed-fighting chemical Atrazine and deposited in the soil.
INPUT
January 29, 1993
Before trying to solve Kansas’ health-care problems, lawmakers need information about where the state’s dollars are going, says Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence. And on Thursday Praeger introduced a bill designed to gather that information, using help of health-care experts at Kansas University.
January 29, 1993
College basketball tidbits … Back in the late 70s, Bill Veeck, who owned the Chicago White Sox, jumped into the middle of a fistfight, trying to bust it up at Comiskey Park.
WILLIAM GUENTHER
January 29, 1993
Services for William H. Guenther, 89, Baldwin, are pending at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mr. Guenther died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1993, at Orchard Lane Nursing Facility in Baldwin.
January 29, 1993
During the 1992 election campaigning, the Bill Clinton camp repeatedly told listeners that it was people-oriented and electorate-sensitive. Once in office, we heard, the Clinton administration would respond as quickly and directly as possible to public demands and requests on given issues. Clinton and Co. are now engaged in a major controversy about gays and lesbians in the armed forces, and whether people with such lifestyles should or should not be banned from serving. President Clinton has said he will remove any bans on homosexual individuals in the military, and there is no surprise about the strong and mixed reactions.
JANKUS SERVICES
January 29, 1993
Services for Elda Ruth Jankus, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Ron Kocher officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jankus died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 29, 1993
DISMISSALS Valerie Jones and baby boy, Lawrence; Susan Stahl and baby girl, Lawrence.
S INVITATION BRINGS GOVERNOR
January 29, 1993
Gov. Joan Finney talked about Russian history, Native American customs and what it’s like to be governor during a visit to Lawrence’s Deerfield School on Thursday. Finney came at the invitation of Deerfield second-grader Emily Seaman, who met Finney last March. Although Seaman had asked Finney to visit her class, the governor spoke Thursday to the entire Deerfield student body.
January 29, 1993
While friends and family members watched Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration on television last week, a rural Baldwin couple and their son experienced the extravaganza in person. A week before the election, Hal Wert was so sure Clinton would be the next president that he called his friend Ron Deanton, who had been an aide to two Arkansas congressmen, on the slim chance he could get tickets to the inauguration. He later received an invitation to the festivities, but had to send away to Arkansas Sen. David Pryor’s office for tickets.
KU COUNCIL OKS LETTER ON GAYS IN MILITARY
January 29, 1993
Despite objections by one faculty member, Kansas University governance overwhelming approved forwarding a letter to President Clinton supporting his intention to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military. After a brief exchange between members, KU’s University Council on Thursday approved a letter supporting Clinton’s position.
EUDORA REBOUNDING SUBDUES MCLOUTH
January 29, 1993
Persistence paid for Eudora High’s boys basketball team on Thursday night. The Cardinals kept going back and back for the ball, pounding McLouth not only on the offensive boards, but also on the scoreboard.
DEAN ANTICIPATES SUIT BY TONKOVICH
January 29, 1993
Kansas University’s law dean Thursday testified that he’s concerned enough about the possibility of being sued by Emil Tonkovich that he hired a lawyer. Tonkovich is the law professor Chancellor Gene Budig and other KU officials, including law school Dean Robert Jerry, want fired.
SERVICE NOTES
January 29, 1993
Marine Master Sgt. Raymond R. Whitaker, a 1973 graduate of Lawrence High School, recently reported for duty with the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. He is the son of Raymond B. Whitaker and Phyllis Adams, Lawrence.
JAYHAWKS READY FOR ROLLINSNOW
January 29, 1993
Now we know the origin of that stench on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. It was the spoilage of limitless expectations. “We’re spoiled rotten,” Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said the other day. “But I want to be spoiled because I want us to win every dadgum game we play.”
JAYHAWK JUCO STANDOUTS PICK KU
January 29, 1993
The Jayhawk Juco Conference’s best passer and pass catcher have committed to Kansas. Rodney Hogan made only one official recruiting visit to Wyoming before picking KU, and that’s the small irony concerning Hogan.
MERLE WASHINGTON
January 29, 1993
Services for Merle E. Washington, 86, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Washington died today, Jan. 29, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Survivors include a son, Donald Ray Washington, Lawrence; and a brother, Elroy Washington, Lawrence.
LIONS CRUSH WICHITA HEIGHTS IN MEET OPENER
January 29, 1993
Numerous superlatives could be used to describe Lawrence High’s girls basketball performance Thursday night. Perhaps the best is dominating. The Lions demolished Wichita Heights, 93-31, in the first round of the Emporia Invitational.
SERVICE NOTES
January 29, 1993
Pvt. Justin T. Harrison, a 1992 graduate of Baldwin High School, has completed a light wheel vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Lewellen J. Harrison, Baldwin.