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VIEW ON UNION
September 28, 1993
To the editor: An article in the Sept. 19 Journal-World on potential unionization of KU graduate students contains several factual errors, arising from incomplete information given to your reporter, which must not stand uncorrected.
NARROW POINT OF VIEW
September 28, 1993
To the editor: Your editorial regarding Sen. Kassebaum’s vote for Jocelyn Elders for surgeon general reflected a very narrow point of view and it suggested that our senators must always vote conservatively here in Kansas.
A GRAND OPENING
September 28, 1993
Tonight’s the night. It’s more than another opening, another show for Kansas University officials. Tonight’s performance of “The Secret Garden” also marks the opening of the university’s new Lied Center for the performing arts, a long-awaited addition to the KU campus.
MARY E. MILLS
September 28, 1993
@sc: Graveside services for Mary E. Mills, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Buster Cemetery north of Williamstown. The Rev. David Irwin will officiate. Mrs. Mills died Monday, Sept. 27, 1993, at Olathe Medical Center.
EFFIE HILL
September 28, 1993
Services for Effie Daisy Hill, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hill died Monday, Sept. 27, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MARTHA N. HODGSON
September 28, 1993
Services for Martha N. Hodgson, 64, Salina, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene here with the Rev. Rene Colaw officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina. Mrs. Hodgson died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1993, at Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center.
COUNTY LOOKING TO SPREAD ROAD COSTS
September 28, 1993
Rural people who want to trade their gravel roads for blacktop should have to pay more than county residents at large, Douglas County commissioners said Wednesday. Commissioners expressed interest in flipping the share a rural subdivision and the county pays for road improvements. Laws now spread most costs among all county taxpayers.
ROBBERY LEAVES BAR PATRONS SHAKEN
September 28, 1993
Two alleged robbers described by one of their victims as inexperienced and inept were jailed today after a holdup at a local bar. Lawrence police arrested the two, ages 16 and 18, shortly after the robbery at 1:16 a.m. today at the Jayhawk Cafe, 1340 Ohio.
RESTAURANT APOLOGIZES TO HASKELL COMMUNITY
September 28, 1993
An owner of a local pizza business accused of discrimination has issued a statement apologizing to the Haskell Indian Nations University community and promising better relations. Brian Sipp, a part-owner of Gumby’s Pizza, 1445 W. 23rd, on Monday faxed a statement to the Journal-World that he requested be written in an article.
PLEDGES TO ENABLE KU ETHICS PROGRAMS
September 28, 1993
Professors Richard DeGeorge and Joseph Reitz will use $200,000 donated to Kansas University to show students ethical business is good business. “Young people today — who are tomorrow’s managers, customers, vendors, regulators and legislators — are extremely skeptical that business is conducted with integrity,” said Reitz, professor of business.
COUNTY AGREES TO FIX SUBDIVISION ROAD
September 28, 1993
Faced with the threat of a lawsuit, the Jefferson County Commission voted Monday night to repair a subdivision road washout. In its motion the commission noted that there was “great confusion about the ownership of the road in Bateman’s subdivision” and that a washed-out bridge on Angel Lane is a safety hazard.
WHEDON SERVICES
September 28, 1993
Services for John Whedon, 32, Lawrence will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Don Ogden officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Whedon died at his home Sunday, Sept. 26, 1993, of a suspected heart attack.
HIT THE LIGHTS
September 28, 1993
The look of apprehension flashing across Eric Insko’s face Monday night approached that of a man about to bungee-jump over broken glass. “It’s a little bit frightening,” Insko said as stagehands with the touring company of “The Secret Garden” wheeled props and equipment from six semis into Kansas University’s Lied Center.
ELDERLY HOUSING CRISIS ALARMS ADVOCATES
September 28, 1993
Various local agencies and private entitities are searching for partnerships to mitigate a predicted crisis in housing for the elderly. Douglas County’s elderly population will proliferate by century’s end, compounding already-troublesome housing shortages for low-income and frail elderly.
MARION L. ZOOK
September 28, 1993
Marion L. Zook, 53, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1993, at his home. Cremation is planned, and no services are scheduled. Mr. Zook was born March 18, 1940, in Ottawa, the son of George E. and Margaret C. Davies Zook.
LAWRENCE SOCCER ROUTS T-BIRDS, 8-1
September 28, 1993
Lawrence High’s soccer team can’t surprise coach Mark Craig anymore. The secret is out. “We ‘re capable of beating the best,” Craig said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 28, 1993
Burglaries and thefts reported — A television set, a videocassette recorder, a stereo and several compact discs were taken between 7:43 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Sunday from an apartment in the 3800 block of Clinton Parkway, Lawrence police reported. The items were valued together on a police report at $1,650.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 28, 1993
BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hannon, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
BIDS
September 28, 1993
The Lawrence school board Monday took a big step in the construction of two new schools by selecting general contractors for the projects. Rinner Construction of Topeka will be the general contractor for Prairie Park School, the school east of Lawrence Prairie Park that will replace India School.
EUDORA COUNCIL CHARTS INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS
September 28, 1993
As Eudora gears up for construction of a new high school, the city council is taking a look at where to locate water and sewer lines to the school. During Monday’s council meeting, Phil Struble, of LandPlan Engineering, Lawrence, presented a map of the city and outlined his recommendations for running water and sewer lines south of Kansas Highway 10 to serve the new school and surrounding community.
SCHOOL ROOF BID PROCESS QUESTIONED BY BOARD
September 28, 1993
The Lawrence school board accepted a bid for roofing work at Central Junior High School even though some board members questioned whether the bid specifications were ethical. Even though they questioned the bid process, board members voted to accept the low bid because they feared delaying the roof project could result in more damage to the school.
SPEAKER RELATES LIFE LESSON ON AIDS
September 28, 1993
Lisa Tiger thought she was playing it safe when it came to her sexual life. She abstained from sex during her high school years, and she later devoted herself to a monogamous relationship for three years.
PROGRAM REVIEW WEATHERS CRITICISM
September 28, 1993
A recommendation to discontinue atmospheric science programs at Kansas University withstood a tornado-like shredding by supporters during a hearing Monday. Supporters of the programs, which have been targeted for elimination by the KU administration, lambasted the recommendation as “stupid” and “foolish.”
KU PROMOTES PRESTON TO NO. 1 QUARTERBACK
September 28, 1993
Kansas doesn’t have a quarterback controversy. It has a new No. 1 quarterback. Asheiki Preston replaced Fred Thomas in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 41-16 loss to Utah two Saturdays ago and has stayed with their No. 1 offense throughout preparations for Saturday’s game against Colorado State.
EX-JAYHAWK NASH GETS FILL OF HUNGARY
September 28, 1993
Macolm Nash nearly starved while spending the past three weeks in Hungary. “It was the worst experience of my life. I was like a walking zombie there,” said Nash, a former Kansas University basketball player, who cut short a planned eight-month stay at the Technical University of Budapest because of poor living conditions.
IDEAS
September 28, 1993
After watching a $10 million school bond issue go down in defeat, Basehor-Linwood school board members have spent the past six months trying to decide the next course of action. Now they’re seeking advice from district residents. The board agreed this summer to develop a survey to determine why the bond issue failed and how patrons would suggest reducing school crowding. The survey was mailed Monday to school district residents, who will be asked to return the surveys postage-paid by Oct. 15.
ELEANOR CORTE
September 28, 1993
Services for Eleanor Anne Corte, 49, Gladstone, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Kansas City, Mo. Entombment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Mrs. Corte died Monday, Sept. 27, 1993, at North Kansas City Memorial Hospital.
WANT TO SAVE ON TAXES? KU HASDEAL
September 28, 1993
Jim Martin doesn’t expect “Irises” — the $54 million masterpiece by Van Gogh — but tax law changes may help the Kansas University Endowment Association raise money. “Repeal of the tax reform law of 1986, with respect to gifts of appreciated property, can have a positive effect on giving,” Martin, KUEA president, said Monday.
ENGLISH PROFS BECOME STATISTICIANS
September 28, 1993
Five professors of English in one room at the same time doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a Dead Poets Society meeting or some adverb and conjunction function. To wit, five professors of English convene in the Kansas football press box every home Saturday in order to compile game statistics.
MEMORIAL STADIUM PRESS BOX
September 28, 1993
It’s cool when the weather’s hot and warm when the weather’s cold. You get a free lunch and a good view. Even free Cokes. Who wouldn’t want to sit in the press box at Memorial Stadium to watch Kansas football games?