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S SEVEN-GAME WIN STREAK, 2-1
October 12, 1993
Lawrence High has played most of its soccer season on the brink. On Monday at the YSI fields, the Lions went over the edge.
COUNTY SEEKS FUNDS FOR WELLS OVERLOOK
October 12, 1993
Vandals have set the tower on fire twice, stolen wood planks from the picnic tables and relentlessly scrawled graffiti on the restroom walls. Now, taxpayers most likely will have to pay for the abuse of Wells Overlook Park or lose it as a community resource.
COMING OUT DAY DRAWS GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTERSFOES
October 12, 1993
Advocates of love and hate battled for the minds of Kansas University students Monday at demonstrations centering on gays, lesbians and bisexuals. At a National Coming Out Day rally, KU officials told about 150 people outside Wescoe Hall of the need to be accepting of cultural and personal differences.
LAWMAKERS TEACH VISITORS GOVERNMENT
October 12, 1993
Marcelo Duarte believes a quick lesson on Kansas government will go a long way in advancing Paraguay’s fledgling democracy. “The tension, confrontation process between the branches does not bring down the system but strengthens it. This is good news,” said Duarte, a deputy representing the New Political Movement in Paraguay.
93 TAX BILLS
October 12, 1993
The final word on local tax rates is in, and as projected, Douglas County residents will pay more in 1993 than in 1992. The total levy that will appear on November tax bills of property owners within the city, county and Lawrence School District is 116.717 mills. A mill is $1 of tax for every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value.
DODD SERVICES
October 12, 1993
Funeral services for Della R. Dodd, 70, Leavenworth, were at 1 p.m. today at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth with the Rev. John Pentin officiating. Burial followed in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mrs. Dodd died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1993, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
4-WAY STOP SET FOR S. HASKELL
October 12, 1993
Despite a traffic report’s claim that a four-way stop is not needed at the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Sibleyville Road, Douglas County commissioners are poised to put one there. Commissioners Louie McElhaney and Jim Chappell have received several complaints about poor visibility at the intersection, especially at sunset. McElhaney said there has been at least one fatal accident there.
EDWARD L. COON
October 12, 1993
Services for Edward L. Coon, 56, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Coon died Monday, Oct. 11, 1993, at his home, following a long illness.
JOE DEANE CHRISTY
October 12, 1993
Services for Joe Deane Christy, 72, Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Angelito Samson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton with Masonic graveside services provided by Lecompton Lodge No. 420, A.F. & A.M. Mr. Christy died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1993, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
JAMES E. CARTER
October 12, 1993
Services for James E. Carter, 55, Arlington, Tex., were held today in Arlington. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Richard Miller, service officer of the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will officiate. Mr. Carter died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1993, at the Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington.
ALBERS SERVICES
October 12, 1993
Mass of Christian Burial for Sara E. Albers, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the Rev. James Shaughnessy officiating. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Albers died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 12, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — 85 compact discs, a CD player, a videocassette recorder and other items valued on a police report at $2,006 were taken between 6:45 p.m. Saturday and 2:50 a.m. Sunday from an apartment in the 1300 block of Tennessee, police reported.
GRAVES SERVICES
October 12, 1993
Services for Harold H. Graves, 79, Lawrence, were Monday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Mr. Graves died Friday, Oct. 8, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GIBBONS SAYS PRICE COMMITED TO DUKE
October 12, 1993
Ricky Price is headed to Duke. So says recruiting expert Bob Gibbons, who reports that Wednesday’s press conference in Gardena, Calif., will be a mere formality.
PROFANITY RULE TO GET LEGAL SCRUTINY
October 12, 1993
The Oskaloosa school board has decided to get a legal opinion before voting on a proposed policy that would require teachers to notify parents of class readings that contain language some may consider offensive. The policy is a modification of a controversial and as-yet unenforced rule approved last spring that would have required teachers to present parents with lists of potentially offensive words in assigned readings.
BOTANY DEFEATS STATE HISTORY TO NAME SCHOOL
October 12, 1993
If a local brewery hadn’t beat them to the punch, school board members might have named a new grade school for Kansas’ anti-slavery stance in the 1850s. But, alas, the Free State Elementary School will never be, as school board members decided that name would be too closely associated with the Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass.
CORRECTION
October 12, 1993
Because of a typographical error, an incorrect percentage appeared in a letter in Saturday’s Public Forum column. The letter concerning Operation Immunize in Douglas County should have indicated that 83% of the children who came to the clinics were 2 years of age or younger.
LOSS TO VOLS PUT KU IN BOWL
October 12, 1993
The Liberty Bowl game was easily Kansas’ second-best of the 1973 season at the Liberty Bowl stadium in Memphis. Back then, as in the not-so-distant past, there were more bowl-eligible teams than bowl games. Invitations to play in the postseason were coveted, and the Jayhawks probably wouldn’t have had a second chance to play in Memphis had they not been so impressive in their first.
STUDENTS BEAT STATE TEST AVERAGES
October 12, 1993
Lawrence students scored higher than those around the state on 1993 math and reading tests but lower than they did last year. The Lawrence school board learned about the local test results at its meeting Monday.
DORMANT KICKING GAME SUDDENLY REVIVED
October 12, 1993
Lawrence High didn’t spend any extra time on the kicking game during last week’s football practice. On Friday it sure looked like the Lions did.
FOR QB JAYNES
October 12, 1993
David Jaynes remembers the 1973 Liberty Bowl all too…uh, unwell. “It’s kind of a blur, really,” Jaynes said. “That was a helluva long time ago. Twenty years. Amazing.”
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 12, 1993
ADMISSIONS William Holladay, Lawrence.
MARCH PROTESTS COLUMBUS DAY, VENERATES PAST
October 12, 1993
The evening rains laid down a trail of chilled dampness, but the sun rose strong in the clear east to warm the 40 or so Native Americans who gathered on a lawn at Haskell Indian Nations University. It was a quiet Monday morning, a holiday for some. Because it was a federal holiday, classes at Haskell were canceled in honor of Christopher Columbus.
LOUIS GURIAN
October 12, 1993
Services for Louis Gurian, 86, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Gurian, who formerly lived in Queens, N.Y., died Monday, Oct. 11, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WAL-MART SPECIAL
October 12, 1993
In addition to buying children’s clothing and school supplies, parents visiting a local department store also will be able to pick up tips on helping their children in school. Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, is donating space for a Parent Information Center that will open Oct. 28.
PITTSBURG COUPLE TAB $250,000 GIFT FOR KU
October 12, 1993
A $250,000 commitment from William R. and Avys Rae Hagman of Pittsburg is providing support for four areas at Kansas University. The Hagmans’ $250,000 gift has established the William R. and Avys Rae Hagman Fund at the KU Endowment Association to provide unrestricted resources for the university and to benefit the KU Alumni Association, the Williams Fund and the school of business.