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MARK RANDALL TRIES OUT WITH MIAMI
October 5, 1993
Former Kansas basketball forward Mark Randall, who has played for the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons the past two seasons, will report to the Miami Heat’s training camp on Friday, Randall’s brother, Dave, said Monday. Randall, a 6-foot-9 free agent, will compete with six other players for two spots on the Heat roster.
SOUND OFF
October 5, 1993
Q: During the winter months at the Lawrence High School pool, the guards open the outside doors because it is so warm inside in the pool area. This makes it uncomfortable for the swimmers. What can be done about this? Also, since the pool opened this fall, the water hasn’t been heated. Why not? A: Dick Reamon, who manages the pool at the Carl S. Knox Natatorium, said the doors are opened to improve ventilation.
COUNTY REFLECTS TREND IN SEEKING WELFARE
October 5, 1993
More people are applying for welfare this year in Douglas County compared to last year, reflecting increases in poverty nationwide caused in part by a sluggish economy, a state official said today. The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services office in Lawrence recorded a 14 percent increase in the number of Douglas County families that received food stamps in June compared to a year earlier and a 6 percent increase in families that received cash assistance, said Jim Wann, director of the office.
SOUND OFF
October 5, 1993
Q: I saw your question about the smoke at Farmland Industries recently, but I was wondering about the noise there. On some days, it’s like an airplane or jet flying over. What’s the cause of the noise and does the city’s noise ordinance apply to Farmland? A: In all likelihood, the noise in question comes on days when the wind is coming from the north, plant manager Dick Lind said.
SOUND OFF
October 5, 1993
Q: The Lawrence Police Department had an excellent idea with its police on bicycles. However, I notice they only ride in the downtown area or just west of downtown. Why hasn’t this program been implemented east of the commercial downtown area, for example in areas such as Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania streets between Ninth and 15th streets? A: It has been, says police Lt. Dan Affalter. Officers on bicycles patrol the area east of downtown, generally north of 15th street to the Kansas River, he said. Bicycle patrols are most effective in high-density areas such as downtown, he said. “We try to put them in areas where it’s difficult for patrol cars to go,” he said. The patrol area of officers on bicycles generally is smaller than that of patrol cars because of response time. Thus, officers on bicycles may not pass by a particular area as often as a patrol car.
KU MED SCHOOL NAMES DEAN
October 5, 1993
Dr. Daniel Hollander, a gastroenterologist and researcher at the University of California College of Medicine-Irvine, was named today as executive dean of the Kansas University School of Medicine. Hollander will head the KU medical school and will report to Dr. D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center.
RUBY JACKSON
October 5, 1993
Funeral services for Ruby Jackson, 52, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson died Monday, Oct. 4, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
STUDENTS EXCLUDED FROM PANEL ASSESSING QUALITY OF EDUCATION
October 5, 1993
Faculty 20, Students 0. There are 20 Kansas University faculty but no students on committees appointed by KU administrators to assess the education provided undergraduate and graduate students.
LAWRENCE REGISTERS SOGGY SEPTEMBER
October 5, 1993
In September rain grabbed the spotlight again. Storm systems dropped 9.93 inches of rain in 30 days, half a foot above historical averages. The wettest day was Sept. 19, when 2.82 inches fell.
GUN CONTROL SHOULD BEGIN AT LOCAL LEVEL, CHAPPELL SAYS
October 5, 1993
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Chappell is loaded for bear. Confronting the issue of gun control has political dangers, he said, but the self-described sportsman who hunts quail and owns more than one gun would like to open the debate on a local level.
KU BENEFACTOR FRED ANSCHUTZ DIES
October 5, 1993
Fred B. Anschutz, whose family has donated millions of dollars for Kansas University athletics, libraries and scholarships, died Monday in Denver. He was 84. KU Chancellor Gene Budig said Anschutz cared greatly about about KU’s future.
EASTERN PARKWAY OPPOSITION COALESCES
October 5, 1993
A citizens group has been formed to act as a roadblock for the proposed Eastern Parkway. Citizens Opposed to the Eastern Parkway will work to put the brakes on any more local tax dollars going for the $14.7 million project, says David Van Hee, a rural Lawrence sculptor who is the group’s spokesman.
PUBLIC MAY GET MORE INPUT ON ZONING
October 5, 1993
Local governments would get a sample of their own bureaucracy if city and county commissioners agree to allow public comment on zoning for new government buildings and parking lots. Mayor John Nalbandian will visit Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night to pitch a proposal that would make public entities jump through the same site planning hoops as any developer or property owner.
61 HEADSTONES DAMAGED IN CEMETERY VANDALISM
October 5, 1993
Police today were investigating damage in local cemeteries in which at least 61 headstones and markers were turned over or pushed off their foundations. Fred DeVictor, director of Lawrence parks and recreation, said vandals pushed over the markers sometime Sunday night at Oak Hill Cemetery in eastern Lawrence.
SARA O. BEALS
October 5, 1993
Private burial has been arranged for Sara O’Connor Beals, 73, Lawrence. Mrs. Beals died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1993, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
WEST PRINCIPAL HOME AFTER SURGERY
October 5, 1993
Two angioplasty operations didn’t do the trick, but West Junior High School Principal Mick Lowe hopes a recent double-bypass surgery marked his last major heart procedure. Lowe suffered a heart attack in early July and underwent an angioplasty and an arthrectomy that same month. He had managed to return to West a few hours a day during September.
CECIL L. MILLER SR.
October 5, 1993
Services for Cecil Lloyd Miller Sr., 79, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced later by Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Miller died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUTH IOWA PLAN
October 5, 1993
Bernard Judge sees south Iowa Street as a commercial center, its concentration of stores made eye-pleasing through more landscaping, more open spaces and subtle architecture. “We’ve got a research park. We’ve got industrial parks. Why not a commercial park?” said Judge, 3209 Longhorn Dr. “It is a major entrance to the city, and that (development) can be handled through landscaping and setbacks. If it works out, it could be a model for the entire city.”
S STORY ABOUT LETDOWN MAY HAVE GIVEN LIONS SPARK
October 5, 1993
When Bob Lisher finished giving Lawrence High its defensive football lessons last week, he followed with a history lesson. “Coach Lisher told us the only time a Lawrence team had held a team to negative yards was four years ago,” LHS quarterback-cornerback Brad Romme said. “A week after that, somebody rolled up 300 yards on them. We didn’t want to let that happen again.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 5, 1993
ADMISSIONS Brandon Herschell, Lawrence.
S NEW POLICY
October 5, 1993
Jim Patti no longer hears the dull thud, thud, thud of booming speakers at fraternities a block away from his house. The Greek houses on Stewart Avenue have toned down their parties in recent months, he said, following the lead of at least one fraternity willing to accept responsibility for the loud music, illegal parking and empty beer cans their parties generate.
GIVE KREIGCHANCE
October 5, 1993
Say this about Dave Krieg: Nobody’s ever called him another Joe Montana. Still, Chiefs’ receiver Willie Davis insists it’s not fair to compare Kansas City’s backup quarterback to Montana, a four-time Super Bowl winner.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 5, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A television set and jewelry items valued together on a police report at $2,995 were taken between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday from an apartment in the 2400 block of Crestline Drive, Lawrence police reported today.
HOME DAMAGED IN FIRE
October 5, 1993
A short circuit in an electrical extension cord triggered a fire Monday that caused an estimated $70,000 in damage to a Lawrence home, says a Lawrence Fire Department report. Firefighters responded to an alarm at 11:27 a.m. at 1515 W. 21st, a house owned and occupied by Cal Downs, Kansas University communication studies professor, and his wife, Alice, a KU associate piano professor. The fire was under control within about 30 minutes.
SPORTS TUESDAY AL WOODARD
October 5, 1993
It’s not by accident that Al Woolard became a legend as a high school football coach. His outlook on the college scene was tainted early.
IRE
October 5, 1993
Kansas University escaped a legislative committee meeting unscathed on Monday, but Kansas State University took a beating. The Legislative Educational Planning Committee took a look at complaints that Kansas Board of Regents universities had so many closed class sections that students were having difficulty graduating in four years.
TRAFFIC COMMISSIONERS BACK 4-WAY STOP
October 5, 1993
Demands from the Sunset Hills Neighborhood Assn. for more stop signs, lower speed limits and new cul-de-sacs didn’t hit a roadblock, but they didn’t exactly get the green light either, a traffic safety commissioner said. The Traffic Safety Commission supported two of the neighborhood’s seven traffic-control proposals Monday night: removing the 30 mph signs on Oxford Road and the University Drive loop, and installing a four-way stop at Crestline Drive and Oxford Road.
LURUE COOPER
October 5, 1993
Funeral arrangements for Lurue Cooper, 92, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Cooper died this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1993, at her daughter’s Lawrence home. She was born April 9, 1901, in Lawrence and had lived here all her life. She was married to Fred Cooper. He died in 1948.