Archive for Sunday, January 31, 1993

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POLITICALLY MINDED SINGERS BREW SWEET MIX OF STYLES
January 31, 1993
Audiences and critics recall performances by the five-woman a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock as rousing, transforming experiences. Bernice Johnson Reagon, leader of the group over its 19-year existence, describes them more as history lessons.
POWER LINE PERSPECTIVE
January 31, 1993
To the editor: One of the quotes which the Journal-World ran in large letters next to its power line-city commission article on Jan. 20 was misleading.
NEW PRODUCTS, EXPORTS SIGNAL HIGHER REVENUES FOR KANTRONICS
January 31, 1993
Employees of Kantronics Inc., 1202 E. 23rd, have finished moving into the additional space created by a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s plant, but several offices and lab rooms still stand vacant. Bill Pence, Kantronics’ vice president and general manager, says that’s because the company is leaving itself room to grow. And if the past is prologue, further growth is likely.
DIARY ENTRIES
January 31, 1993
General histories rarely recount teen-agers’ views of their world, but that’s exactly the purpose of a new book called “A Funnie Place, No Fences,” which features teen-agers’ views of Kansas from 1867 to 1900. In chapters with titles like “Grandma may have been a lady but she worked like a dog,” editors C. Robert Haywood and Sandra Jarvis feature the personal writings of Kansas teen-agers on such subjects as coming to Kansas, the work ethic, schools and growing up here.
S EFFECT ENDURING ON NATIVE AMERICANS
January 31, 1993
American Indians living in this area faced new and sometimes-deadly pressures when the trickle of Eastern immigrants other Indian tribes as well as white settlers turned into a flood as the 1800s marched along. Raymond A. Farve, a Haskell Indian Junior College faculty member who teaches courses in contemporary issues of Native Americans and history of Native American tribes, said indigenous tribes, including the Kansa, Osage and Omaha, literally were overwhelmed by the numbers.
PEERS APPLAUD KU JAZZ MAVEN
January 31, 1993
In early January, some 4,000 jazz teachers, musicians and students convened in San Antonio for the 20th annual conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators to renew individual and collective commitments to the jazz enterprise. It was a galvanizing event. For those of us with ties to Lawrence and Kansas University, the formal recognition of Dick Wright as the first recipient of the IAJE Past Presidents Council’s Outstanding Achievement Award was particularly gratifying.
T ALWAYS BRING RESTITUTION
January 31, 1993
In theory, crime victims who have lost cash in thefts or incurred medical bills can be repaid through court-ordered restitution. But Douglas County District Court financial records show that most victims don’t receive all the restitution the court says they’re entitled to.
MERCHANTS LEERY ABOUT PROPOSED TANGER MALL
January 31, 1993
Downtown shopkeepers sat up and took notice last fall when Stanley K. Tanger & Co. announced plans to build a factory outlet center in North Lawrence, right off the Kansas Turnpike. Some merchants, including the owners of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, became worried it could suck their business and tenants away.
T A MUST ANY LONGER
January 31, 1993
You don’t have any excuse to watch the Super Bowl anymore. At least, not if your set is hooked up to the cable. If it isn’t, you probably don’t watch TV anyway. Back when we didn’t have so many alternatives to the Super Bowl which, incidentally, is just another pro football game except halftime and the commercial breaks last longer, we more or less watched because our options were limited.
FOR THE RECORD
January 31, 1993
Law enforcement report Police reports
LOCAL SNOW WHITE GAINING ATTENTION ACROSS THE COUNTRY
January 31, 1993
Snow White the one who lives in Lawrence, that is, not Disney’s cartoon character says she’s becoming quite well-known. White, 35, has been featured in newspapers across the country and beyond after a story about her marriage appeared Jan. 11 in the Journal-World.
2 KU JOURNALISTS AMONG WINNERS
January 31, 1993
Two Kansas University students were to be named winners in an annual competition among journalism students from across the country. Lyle Niedens won second place in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program for college sports writing. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The KU journalism school will receive a matching grant.
MELVIN HOWARD
January 31, 1993
Services for Melvin Howard, 87, a longtime St. Joseph, Mo., dentist, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Meierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home here with Dr. Jimmy L. Albright officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery here. Dr. Howard died Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at a St. Joseph hospital.
JAMES ARTZER
January 31, 1993
Mass of Christian Burial for James A. Artzer, 63, Topeka, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. He was born Aug. 12, 1929, at Topeka, the son of Adam and Margaret Haefner Artzer.
KU SWIMMERS CRUSH ISU
January 31, 1993
Frankie Hanson could have signed with Iowa State two years ago and still have been at Robinson Natatorium for the 100th dual meet win in Kansas women’s swimming history. Hanson could have won the 1,000 and 500 freestyles for the Cyclones instead of the Jayhawks on Saturday and ISU still wouldn’t have come within a nautical mile of KU.
WILLIAM GUENTHER
January 31, 1993
Services for William F. Guenther, 89, Baldwin, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Kirby Hayes officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Guenther died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1993, at Orchard Lane Nursing Home, Baldwin.
EMPORIA TOPPLES LHS GIRLS FOR TITLE
January 31, 1993
Both Lawrence and Emporia handed each other rallies, only the Spartans chose to accept theirs last. The Lions mustered only three points in the final period, leading to a 58-50 defeat in the championship game of the Glacier’s Edge girls basketball tournament Saturday night.
CATS
January 31, 1993
Big Eight women’s basketball may be better than ever, and nobody knows that more than Kansas and Kansas State. The Jayhawks have compiled a 7-3 nonconference record, while the Wildcats are 8-3 in nonleague games. But in the Big Eight, it’s another story, with Kansas at 3-3 and K-State at 0-6. Overall, that puts Kansas at 10-6, KSU at 8-9.
WINGFIELD SERVICES
January 31, 1993
Services for Florence A. Wingfield, 83, Lecompton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mrs. Wingfield died Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at Sterling Heights Nursing Home, Lawrence.
MOCK TRIAL TO EXPLORE ALCOHOL-RELATED ISSUES
January 31, 1993
Kansas University fraternity and sorority members on Tuesday will face negligence charges in the death of two students killed after drinking illegally at a greek party. Of course, this is a mock trial. But issues raised at the proceeding will be real.
MEETING TO EXPLORE RURAL ISSUES
January 31, 1993
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell will preside over a public discussion of rural planning issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Baldwin. Chappell invited rural residents and anyone else interested in the issue to the Baldwin Public Library, 801 High, to ask questions and make comments.
CANDIDATES STRESS NEED FOR KU VOICE AT CITY HALL
January 31, 1993
A currently enrolled Kansas University student and another student who’s sitting out this semester both realize they’re fighting an uphill battle for the Lawrence City Commission. But Chander Jayaraman and Scott Dalton, who have filed as candidates, say the fight is necessary to give their classmates proper representation in government.
ART GUILD SHOW MINES NEW TURF
January 31, 1993
The Lawrence Art Guild once looked no farther than its back yard to pick works for its annual juried art exhibitions. The guild decided to branch out this year, both to broaden the local audience’s artistic horizons and strengthen the roots of the Lawrence arts scene.
SIZZLING JAYHAWKS RIP ROLLINS
January 31, 1993
Kansas tarred the Tars on Saturday night. Feathered ‘em, too. Rollins College, an NCAA Div. II school, couldn’t hide from the intensified Jayhawks, bowing 103-56, in Allen Fieldhouse.
SWEET ON KU
January 31, 1993
When the Jayhawks are at home, Klissa Rueschhoff’s life gets a little tastier. She’s kick-started a generation of student fans at Kansas University home basketball games by tossing out a high-octane dose of candy before tipoff at Allen Fieldhouse.
PASSING THROUGH
January 31, 1993
Oregon Trail travelers of the 1840s struggled with rain storms that produced muddy mires and swollen rivers, cholera that killed loved ones and forced their burial on the desolate prairie and the enormous physical demands of keeping livestock and wagons moving westward on the difficult journey. One hundred and fifty years have passed since the trail, which ran through Lawrence, hit peak use as the country’s busiest “transcontinental highway,” but its place in history hasn’t been forgotten.
WOODBERRY CLICKS IN STARTING LINEUP
January 31, 1993
In three years, sixth-man deluxe Steve Woodberry has started three games for Kansas. The Jayhawks have won those games by a combined total of 128 points.
IN FRONT OF KU COACH WILLIAMS
January 31, 1993
If David Wolf had one regret over the whole affair, it was that, confronted with the moment, his mouth wouldn’t work. Other than that, Wolf and the rest of his Rollins teammates seemed to handle quite nicely a 103-56 drubbing by Kansas on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
RESTITUTION SYSTEM RINGS SHORT FOR VICTIMS
January 31, 1993
On Jan. 12, 1989 five years after having been convicted in an oil drilling scam and ordered to repay investors $76,675 William C. Harper made his last restitution payment. He’d repaid $1,935 in monthly payments of as little as $25. He left $74,740 of his court-ordered, interest-free debt unpaid. And only two of his 36 victims had received so much as a dime from him.
JOHN MCKINNEY
January 31, 1993
Services for John Vernon McKinney, 56, Lawrence, are pending and will be annoucned by Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Mr. McKinney died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOSPITAL REPORT
January 31, 1993
DISMISSALS Lance Kilburn, Lawrence; Sharon Black, Lawrence, and baby boy; Karla Vanderpool, Lawrence; Anne Weltmer, Lawrence; Deanna Gooch, Winchester, and baby boy; Rebecca Wenner, Lawrence.
JORDAN
January 31, 1993
Fifteen points, five assists and three steals. That’s quintessential Adonis Jordan. Like his teammates, Kansas’ senior point guard returned to form on Saturday night in the Jayhawks’ 103-56 rout of Rollins College at Allen Fieldhouse.
S FIRST JOB
January 31, 1993
The role Hillary Clinton will take in tackling the nation’s health care problems is different for a first lady, but it’s not necessarily bad. Clinton has been named by her husband to lead a presidential task force on health care reform. The appointment presents some obvious potential pitfalls for the first lady, but also offers her a unique opportunity to serve the country in a different way than most presidential wives do.