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WORK WEEK COMMENT
October 24, 1993
To the editor: I’m responding to the editorial entitled “A Shorter Week?”, which appeared in your paper on Monday. I think it was extremely misleading to refer to a plan to reduce the work week to 35 hours without reducing pay as an attack on the personal freedom of employees. That’s like saying the minimum wage is an attack on the personal freedom of workers, or that we have to protect the individual’s right to be unemployed.
SCIENCE OR WASTE?
October 24, 1993
By the time America knows, the politicians who made the decision will be gone. Time will tell whether the shutdown and death of the superconducting super collider project in Texas will be good or bad for the United States. Many talented, knowledgeable scientists, engineers and physicists thought it was an extremely worthwhile project while many others — politicians included — thought it was a waste of money.
VINDICTIVE VANDALS
October 24, 1993
Why steal a child’s Halloween pumpkin? Halloween is the first of a number of fall and winter holidays that inspire many local residents to place special decorations on their houses and in their yards.
PLANNING QUESTIONS
October 24, 1993
To the editor: On behalf of 14 families in Nieder Acres, we too, would like some answers regarding the concerns of our neighbors to the south.
YOUNG SERVICES
October 24, 1993
Mass of Christian burial for William B. “Bill” Young, 73, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Scully officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 852. Mr. Young died Friday, Oct. 22, 1993, at his home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 24, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A stereo, 90 compact discs and an antique waffle iron were among items taken between 5:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Thursday from an apartment in the 1700 block of Ohio, Lawrence police reported Saturday. The items were valued together on a police report at $2,109.
2 HURT IN WRECKS ON U.S. 59
October 24, 1993
A motorcyclist was seriously injured and a motorist suffered minor injuries Saturday evening in separate accidents near Lawrence. The accidents occurred within one-half hour and about one-quarter mile of each other less than a mile south of the city on U.S. Highway 59, authorities reported.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
October 24, 1993
Conference registration includes lunch on both days, participation in all conference sessions and handout materials. For more information, contact the SRS Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity in Topeka at (913) 296-4766.
POLICE DENY DOMESTIC ARREST PROBLEM
October 24, 1993
Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan has stated that Lawrence police arrest both parties in domestic disputes too often. But a police lieutenant disputes that.
BACK-ROW ATTACK SPARKS LHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM
October 24, 1993
Lawrence High’s volleyball team will make its 22nd straight appearance in the state tournament. The two-day meet begins Friday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
KU GAME STORY
October 24, 1993
Kansas is well-practiced at making mountains for itself to scale, and it’s getting pretty good at scaling them. Renowned for slow starts this season, the Jayhawks hit the snooze alarm again Saturday in a 38-23 loss to 17th-ranked Oklahoma at Owen Field.
LAWRENCE GIRLS 2ND, FREDERICK-LED BOYS BAG 4TH AT REGIONAL
October 24, 1993
Both the Lion boys and girls cross country teams have qualified for the Class 6A state meet next Saturday at Lawrence’s Rim Rock Farm. Manhattan — Lawrence High’s girls and boys cross country teams accomplished exactly what they set out to do Saturday. They qualified for next week’s state meet at Lawrence’s Rim Rock Farm.
BAKER BLITZ
October 24, 1993
Baker accumulated 533 yards of total offense en route to a convincing victory over fifth-ranked Evangel.
DISTRICT REACHES OUT TO ACHIEVE GOALS
October 24, 1993
Two years after adopting the national education goals, the Lawrence school district is helping to coordinate a communitywide effort to achieve the goals.
STEMMING THE TIDE OF TV VIOLENCE
October 24, 1993
KU researcher John Wright offers the following tips for parents worried about their children’s television-watching habits.
75 BURIED
October 24, 1993
Eighteen years ago, a Kansas football team came here, scored 23 points and the nation noticed. On Saturday, a Kansas football team came here, scored 23 points and the nation yawned.
S BAAACK MAHON RETURNS FROM SURGERY
October 24, 1993
Kent Mahon hardly considers himself a miracle of modern medicine. Still, if any publishers are interested in his story, he’ll give them a listen.
KU SIDEBAR
October 24, 1993
ournal-World Sports Writer Norman, Okla. — It was the weekend, and it was a game day, but school was in session Saturday for Tony Blevins.
SHOTGUN BLAST INJURES MAN
October 24, 1993
A rural Lawrence man suffered major injuries to his right hand late Friday when a shotgun he had been cleaning accidentally went off, authorities said. James Snodgrass, 24, was listed in stable condition Saturday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after the accident.
LOCAL PRESERVATION CONCERNS
October 24, 1993
Here are a few of the concerns raised Saturday:
LONG-TERM GAIN GUIDES KUEA
October 24, 1993
NIEDER ACRES ISSUE
October 24, 1993
To the editor: Members of groups who oppose the location of a Target store in Nieder Acres have worked diligently to involve residents of the Easy Living Mobile Home Park in their efforts to defeat the proposal. Despite the distribution of a scary flier, headlined “Alert! Rezoning Threatens Your Home” — those efforts, until recently, were unsuccessful.
ARTS, SCIENCES WOULD GET BOOST
October 24, 1993
Science, foreign language and the arts would receive greater emphasis at Lawrence junior high schools under the recommendations of a school task force. The Lawrence school board will hear a report from the task force during the board’s regular meeting Monday.
VIRGINIA BRECHEISEN
October 24, 1993
Services are pending for Virginia Lee Brecheisen, 70, Conway. Mrs. Brecheisen died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1993, at a Conway hospital.
DISTRICT SETS PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE EDUCATION GOALS
October 24, 1993
If the Lawrence school board didn’t hesitate to adopt the America 2000 goals two years ago, it’s probably because the national goals were very similar to their own. “We were heading in some of the directions that America 2000 is really trying to get us to focus in on,” John Tacha, school board president, said.