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WASHINGTON TELLS USC THANKS BUT NO THANKS
September 1, 1993
Marian Washington made a snap decision last week but, she says, not a hasty one. Washington, Kansas’ women’s basketball coach the past 20 seasons, was contacted by Southern California about its head coaching job. She told USC she was flattered but not interested.
CUT
September 1, 1993
Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The guy with the big belly, no hair and Jayhawk tattoo made it.
KU FOOTBALL PLAYER USES PAST TO EMPHASIZE ANTI-DRUG PITCH
September 1, 1993
Robert Vaughn brought a simple message to about 35 sixth-graders this morning at Pinckney School: Stay off drugs, stay out of gangs and stay out of jail. Do that, he said, and the sky’s the limit.
DETOUR TAKING TEMPORARY LEAVE
September 1, 1993
North Second Street traffic will open to northbound and southbound traffic between Elm and Locust beginning at noon Thursday, the first such two-way traffic in nearly three months. City officials hope the new traffic alignment will help alleviate anticipated traffic backups after Saturday’s Kansas University football game.
STAN LEE MCCABE
September 1, 1993
Services for Stan Lee McCabe, 43, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary with Pastor Charles Gilmore officiating. Cremation will follow. Mr. McCabe died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1993, at his home following a long illness.
JULIA M. MOORE
September 1, 1993
Services for Julia M. Moore, 71, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1993, at her home.
S CHECKS DELIVERED TOO EARLY
September 1, 1993
Some local Social Security recipients have been surprised to receive their monthly checks a few days earlier than normal. But they still have to wait to cash the checks because they’re dated Sept. 3.
FIRM LOOKS AT ACCIDENTS ON IOWA ST.
September 1, 1993
Traffic engineers are trying to keep an open mind when it comes to reducing the threat of rear-end accidents on Iowa Street at University Drive. City-hired consultants plan to set up a meeting by month’s end between city commissioners and interested residents of the neighborhood, said Mark Kenneally, project engineer for Johnson, Brickell, Mulcahy and Associates, Kansas City, Mo.
GREEN BAY CLAIMS BROWN
September 1, 1993
Former Kansas defensive lineman Gilbert Brown didn’t last long on the NFL waiver wire. The 6-3, 305-pound native of Detroit, Mich., was waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, then claimed by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday.
SNOW, HACKETT SLICED BY CHIEFS
September 1, 1993
There’s no telling what goes on behind closed doors in the National Football League. One gets the feeling, however, it’s MUCH easier for brainstorming coaches and front office personnel to cut some players over others.
CHANGES GIVE SOME CHEERLEADERS RAH RAH BLAHS
September 1, 1993
Paige Peterson, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School, did something this year that she had anticipated for a long time: She tried out for cheerleading. Paige wouldn’t have had that opportunity if a proposed “no cut” cheerleading program had been implemented in junior high schools this year. However, parents and principals struck a compromise that both increases student involvement and retains competition.
S NEW OWNER ALLEGES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
September 1, 1993
A Lawrence day-care center owner alleged Tuesday that race might have something to do with the center’s inability to obtain a new state license. A spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, however, said the case had nothing to do with racial discrimination.
MILITARY CUTS NOT HURTING KU ROTC
September 1, 1993
Uncertainty about the future size and shape of the U.S. military, spurred today by the Pentagon’s announcement of possibly deeper spending cuts, has not reduced enthusiasm for ROTC programs, Kansas University officials said. “We have the largest class from seniors to freshmen that we’ve had in 15 years,” said Capt. Clay Barker, who oversees enrollment and scholarships for KU’s Army ROTC program.
S NEW NAME RECEIVES APPROVAL
September 1, 1993
The American Indian school founded by the U.S. government in Lawrence 109 years ago in exchange for Indian lands is now officially a university. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a new name for the school: Haskell Indian Nations University. University president Bob Martin announced the approval of the new name Tuesday at the convocation for the fall term, which began Aug. 23. The school had been called Haskell Indian Junior College.
FORMER PLAYER SENT TO PRISON
September 1, 1993
A member of the 1988 Kansas University men’s championship basketball team was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in prison on a conviction for selling marijuana. Keith O. Harris, 24, Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced Tuesday by Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone.
FRANCES L. BAILEY
September 1, 1993
Services for Frances Lorene Bailey, 75, rural Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died Monday, Aug. 30, 1993, at her home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 1, 1993
Condition reports — Pandra A. Massey, 31, Baldwin, was listed in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after being injured Monday in an accident about two miles south of Lawrence.
DESOTO STUDENTS TO HELP RESIDENTS
September 1, 1993
The lawn needs mowing, the car needs washing, the dog could use a nice long walk. DeSoto residents with a long “to do” list can turn to the high school for a helping hand.
CORRECTION
September 1, 1993
Because of inaccurate information supplied to the Journal-World, a story in Sunday’s edition said that “`Daddy’s Gone to War’: The Second World War in the Lives of America’s Children,” by Kansas University professor Bill Tuttle would be released Sept. 16. The book now is available in local bookstores.
FEDERAL SERVICE OFFERS TO AID IN FLOOD CLEANUP
September 1, 1993
The Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has offered financial and technical assistance in repairing and restoring some areas damaged by floodwaters. Coleen Davison, soil conservationist, said preliminary reports indicate that more than 180 road and bridge sites were damaged during the flood of ‘93. Depending on the urgency of needed repairs, SCS can cost-share with project sponsors up to 100 percent.
PERRY NOTES
September 1, 1993
In the six seasons Armin Landis has coached Perry-Lecompton’s football team, the Kaws have had just two losing seasons. There was that 4-5 mark back in 1990, bookended by two 7-2 seasons. Then there was last year’s 0-9 campaign.
KU OVERCOMES ITS INITIAL FEARS ABOUT I-AA FOE
September 1, 1993
Oh my gosh. Kansas is playing Western Carolina this weekend. Western Carolina is an NCAA Division I-AA team. This game won’t count toward a bowl bid.
S TENNIS LINEUP A MYSTERY AS FIRST MATCH NEARS
September 1, 1993
The shakeup at the top of Dick Wedel’s lineup is nothing like the one at the bottom. Wedel, Lawrence High’s tennis coach, had already penciled in Hester Wong at the top before she lost to Ashley Davis in an intrasquad match. With their series tied, 1-all, Wedel has no clear front-runner, or No. 2, or No. 3 or…
KU CRIME SLACKENS, OUIS RISE
September 1, 1993
Students at Kansas University were statistically less likely in 1992 to be victims of crime than in previous years, but that doesn’t mean they should let down their guard. “There is no safety bubble over the campus,” Danny Kaiser, assistant dean of student life, said today. “There is no fence around the place, but we think it’s a reasonably safe place.”
FIRE CALLS
September 1, 1993
Lawrence firefighters: — Extinguished a smoldering hay bale at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at 2504 Haskell.
NEW PRINCIPAL IN FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS
September 1, 1993
Being in a small school holds nothing unfamiliar to the new secondary school principal at McLouth. “I graduated in a class of 44 and that was a record, so I’m familiar with a small-town setting,” said Nancy Albrecht, who started July 26 as principal for grades six through 12 in the McLouth district.