Advertisement

Archive for Saturday, January 30, 1993

All stories

January 30, 1993
To the editor: The events of the past few years have caused me to be more aware of how my hard-earned tax dollars are spent by the recommendation of the administration and by a majority of the elected officials of the Lawrence school board.
PLIGHT OF THE CHILDREN
January 30, 1993
There can be only contempt and disgust for the criminals and there must be deep sympathy and understanding for the women who have been raped during the vicious ethnic war in Bosnia. But first concern should be for the babies who have been born as a result of those rapes. What kind of future is there for these innocent children of violence? From Geneva, Switzerland, comes a report that at least 300 babies have been given up by women raped during the war. Officials say they know of at least 2,000 more women who are pregnant as a result of rape. What is likely to happen to these children?
JAYHAWK FAN LOSES
January 30, 1993
Captain Jayhawk has been drummed out of the service at least for the rest of this basketball season. The superfan of Kansas Jayhawk basketball has been suspended from attending home games for the rest of the season after manually switching the “Kansas” and “Guest” nameplates on an Allen Fieldhouse scoreboard Monday night to make it look like the Jayhawks were winning rather than losing the game.
SATURDAY COLUMN
January 30, 1993
Some years ago, the president of one of the nation’s largest companies, in its particular field, told this writer, “Of all the cities across the country in which we have built stores, Lawrence is the most difficult city in which to try to open and build a store.” A year or so later, another president of a huge company that wanted to build a retail facility in Lawrence told this writer it would be “impossible” to come to Lawrence and meet the configuration and demands set by the city. He repeated this by saying, “Do you understand? I said `impossible’ not `improbable.’”
DISTRICT COURT
January 30, 1993
Criminal case proceedings Debra Brooks, 31, 513 Minn., has been sentenced to 60 days in jail on each of two amended misdemeanor counts of theft. Brooks was ordered to serve five days in jail and then to be released on probation. She originally was charged with two felony counts of theft alleging she took jewelry from a local woman on May 11. She pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to the amended charges. As part of her probation, Brooks was ordered to pay $2,188 in restitution.
PHYLLIS SHELTON
January 30, 1993
Services for Phyllis Jean Shelton, 62, Jarbalo, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Quisenberry Chapel here with the Rev. Jim Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mrs. Shelton died Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at her home.
NOT JUST DOLLARS AT STAKE WITH JUVENILE CENTER
January 30, 1993
John Hennessy continued to raise Cain. Hennessy’s stint in a state hospital at age 15 failed to calm a stormy relationship with his parents. When his mother felt she could no longer control him, she turned to a Colorado juvenile court.
LHS SCHOLARS GEAR UP FOR HIGH Q
January 30, 1993
This year’s Lawrence High School Scholars’ Bowl Team will make its television debut Sunday as the top-seeded team in WIBW-TV’s High Q competition. So far this year, the team has won all but one of many Scholars’ Bowl tournaments, which are sponsored by the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. And now the team is ranked No. 1 among 16 teams competing in High Q.
THE GOALS OF QPA
January 30, 1993
The 10 goals of Quality Performance Accreditation are: 1. Teachers, principals, board members and all other educational staff establish high expectations for student learning and provide continuous monitoring of student achievement.
January 30, 1993
To the editor: It was good to see Helen Lee write in as a pro-abortion advocate recently. It’s not often you get the opportunity to witness a mind like that at work.
DOUGLAS COUNTY BANK ELECTS NEW DIRECTORS
January 30, 1993
David Ambler, Kansas University vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Nancy Hiebert, chief operating officer for Preventive Cardiology, have been elected to the Douglas County Bank board of directors. The elections were held during the bank’s annual meeting Thursday. During the meeting, Joe Kelly, the bank’s president, announced that year-end assets totaled more than $120 million and that the bank’s equity-to-assets ratio was 11.61 percent, indicating a strong capital position.
NEW SCHOOL STANDARDS CHALLENGE OLD IDEAS
January 30, 1993
Quality Performance Accreditation, the state’s new method of accrediting schools, is based on a simple idea: A school’s success should be measured by the quality of student performance. But critics say there could be a world of difference between how it looks on paper and how it is actually implemented.
OFFICERS TO SEARCH CAR
January 30, 1993
Douglas County sheriff’s officers headed to Leavenworth County this morning with a warrant to search a car that authorities think may contain items stolen Thursday by two men who also raped a 36-year-old Douglas County woman. Sheriff Loren Anderson said that when the search is completed, sheriff’s officers will report back to the district attorney’s office, which could issue an arrest warrant.
ALLEGED STALKER IS RELEASED ON BOND
January 30, 1993
A Lawrence man accused of posing as an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent and a Lawrence police officer was released on bond Friday. The man, Lawrence D. Liggett, 19, posted a $60,000 bond and was released from the Douglas County Jail early Friday afternoon.
PETER LUNDQUIST
January 30, 1993
A manager of the boarding house gutted by fire Thursday night has issued an appeal for clothing to help residents who lost their belongings in the blaze. “They’ve lost everything,” said Cindy Reynolds, a Kansas University student who helped manage the building at 1344 Ky. “Two or three people got out without shoes.”
FLORENCE WINGFIELD
January 30, 1993
Services for Florence Wingfield, 82, Lawrence, are pending at the Rumsey Funeral Home. Mrs. Wingfield died Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home.
S EDGE SUMMIT AGAIN
January 30, 1993
The perennial Glacier’s Edge tournament champions returned to the finals again this year in devastating fashion. Lawrence High registered its second consecutive annihilation Friday night, hammering Wichita East, 77-36, in girls basketball at Emporia High.
CAT, COCKROACH MAKE IDYLLIC STAGE PAIR
January 30, 1993
Perhaps the most telling dramatic moment during the Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of “archy and mehitabel” Friday night was played unwittingly by an elderly couple in the first row. As the male lead, playing a love-struck cockroach, crooned about living life to its fullest, the elderly woman grabbed her partner’s hand and squeezed.
CHALLENGE
January 30, 1993
John McFall wasn’t sure how the Olathe South basketball team would handle a late-game challenge. So McFall, the Falcons’ first-year coach, was more than a little happy to see Lawrence High issue one and O-South hold it off.
FOR THE RECORD
January 30, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 30, 1993
BIRTHS William and Kristine Bailey, Lawrence, a girl and boy, Friday.
NO ONE ABOVE THE LAW
January 30, 1993
To the editor: I was deeply troubled by a recent letter to the editor, written by Maynard Shelly, arguing that “We have to recognize that those who are legitimately powerful people, (as was Zoe Baird) have to be above some laws.” In theory, no one is above the law in this country. Reality is a completely different story. I guess that 12 years of Republican pardons, posturing, arms trading and lying have convinced a segment of the population that indeed, some powerful people are above the law.
WINTER FEEDING IS FOR THE BIRDS
January 30, 1993
If you think putting out seed and suet is for the birds, you’re right. In late winter and early spring, when insects, berries and grass seeds are scarce, birds need all the help they can get, said Karyn Baker Riney, owner of the Birdwatchers’ Store, 15 W. Ninth.
AIKMAN SHOWED CLASS EARLY
January 30, 1993
The handsome, soft-spoken young man didn’t project the image of a Super Bowl quarterback that afternoon in 1984 in the Oklahoma locker room under Kansas’ Memorial Stadium. But Troy Aikman handled the embarrassment of defeat in a way that, in retrospect, indicated he could take a hit and recover. Recover he has, all the way to collegiate fame and NFL stardom and a key role in pro football’s alleged answer to The Rapture.
S TACTICS WORK IN OT VICTORY
January 30, 1993
Don’t call Bob Von Stein an iceman. He was only doing what any basketball coach would do in that situation. Twice Santa Fe Trail’s coach called time out to ice a Baldwin free throw shooter and twice it worked as the Chargers captured a 54-50 overtime victory over the Bulldogs here Friday night.
MERLE WASHINGTON
January 30, 1993
Graveside services for Merle E. Washington, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Leo Barbee officiating. Mr. Washington died Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOCAL SPORTS CAMP SPLIT ON SUPER BOWL
January 30, 1993
Who’s gonna win the Super Bowl? Ask that question of football players and coaches around Lawrence and you’re bound to get a variety of predictions.