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NEW SCHOOL PANEL LOOKS BEYOND SITE EVALUATION
February 6, 1994
Sewer costs and geography aren’t the only factors that should be considered when selecting a site for a second high school, a committee says.
CALLS FOR REFORM AIMED AT OFFICE
February 6, 1994
Efforts have been made at various times to make the insurance commissioner an appointed, rather than an elected position.
BRADY GUN LAW STEPS BACKWARD, POLICE CHIEF SAYS
February 6, 1994
The Brady law may not necessarily be a boost to crime prevention in Lawrence, as it is less stringent in some regards than existing city ordinances.
SLAVERY LECTURE ON TAP AT MUSEUM
February 6, 1994
The great-grandsonof a plantation slave will speak Wednesday evening about his ancestor’s life and the research it took to discover it.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 6, 1994
Burglaries and thefts reported * A generator and a saw valued together on a police report at $1,300 were taken between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday from a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of West Sixth, Lawrence police reported.
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP HELPS TEACH PARENTS ABOUT DIVERSITY
February 6, 1994
Children as young as 6 months can distinguish skin colors and by the age of 18 months will make a decision about the doll they prefer, based on its skin color, participants at a workshop on multicultural diversity learned Saturday morning at South Junior High School. When they grow older, youngsters often respond to perceived differences, such as intelligence, gender, behavior, race or size, by fighting, teasing, ostracism or peer pressure, workshop leader Richard Orr said.
LONG AND WINDING ROAD
February 6, 1994
Pressure to add Washburn University to the Kansas Board of Regents system of public universities has been building. Here’s some history of that struggle: *1985: In April, WU officials adopted a resolution asking the Legislature to study the possibility of making WU a state university. An interim legislative committee recommended WU join the system. In September 1985, the Kansas Board of Regents and KU Chancellor Gene Budig denounced a proposal that would admit WU.
WASHBURN PINS ITS HOPES AGAIN ON REGENTS ENTRY
February 6, 1994
Officials at Washburn University of Topeka have been fighting for years to transform the last municipal university in the nation into the seventh Kansas Board of Regents school.
CHASE ENDS
February 6, 1994
Local sheriff’s officers are hoping to find out today whether three people arrested after allegedly committing several burglaries Friday in Miami County also are responsible for a rash of local break-ins.
ROYALS HAVE ARMS APLENTY, BUT NO BATS
February 6, 1994
Now that we’ve turned the corner into February, it won’t be long until the pitchers and catchers report. That’ll be easy for the Royals. They have a lot of pitchers and catchers. Kansas City also has bunch of fielders and throwers. Not many hitters, though.
HOSPITAL REPORT
February 6, 1994
Dismissals Wendy Cross and baby boy, Topeka.
JACOBS REPEATS AS LEAGUE CHAMP
February 6, 1994
David Jacobs can confuse just about anybody with technical talk of degrees of difficulty. He can make people dizzy with talk of forward 3o list up to five criteria most important to them beyond the criteria used in the earlier study. The members will be asked to submit their lists before the committee’s next meeting on Feb. 19. The committee at that meeting could decide which criteria it wants to focus on. The committee also could start discussing sites not inclu/d”0in the earlier study. nts, behind winner Shawnee Mission West (359 points) and SM Northwest (224). For Jacobs, the fact that Edwards was battling a bug took a little luster off the title. “He wasn’t feeling too good today. I think he has the flu,” Jacobs said. “Especially in the last couple of dives, he looked tired. He’s a good friend of mine. This is my third year diving against him. I’ll miss him next year. “I knew coming into this season that he’d win one and I’d win one. Matt beat me twice this year. This was the second time I’ve beaten him. So state will be the deciding one.” The Lions matched their league finish of last year, but in senior Andrew Poggio’s mind, this year’s third-place showing was stronger than last year’s. “Last year, I don’t think the league meet was as competitive as it has been in years past,” Poggio said. “This year, it was a strong field. We had to work hard for third.” Poggio had to work hard for his third-place finish in the 50 free. He was seeded fifth after Friday’s prelims but moved up two spots in the finals. “My goal was to get in the top three,” he said. “I don’t know if many people besides (coach Pat Grzenda), myself, my parents and teammates thought I could do it. Pat told me I had the ability to swim with those guys. So I said to myself I have the ability, I got in the water and had a good race.” So did most of the Lions, Grzenda said. “All in all, we swam strong,” she said. “We had a few mistakes and a few of our races were not what they should have been, but those were in the minority. We had some people that had some really outstanding weekends.” Grzenda said she was especially pleased with Jacobs, who shattered the previous school diving record by 26 points. Jacobs had set the record earlier in the year but opted not to accept it because he and diving coach Muffy Fehr felt the judges had been too lenient. “He didn’t just beat the record, he blew the heck out of it,” Grzenda said. “That’s a real tribute to him. He has worked so hard. It’s good to see him come in and look so good in a championship-type setting.” The Lions will finish their season in two weeks at state. That meet will be held at Kansas University’s Robinson Natatorium. “It really helps going into state with the performance we put in this weekend,” Poggio said. “Next week will be tough. I’m really excited for it.”
INCUMBENCY NO BONUS, BELEAGUERED TODD FINDS
February 6, 1994
Republicans are fishing for another candidate for state insurance commissioner.
DOUBLE WHAMMY LANDED VANN
February 6, 1994
Back in November, when football recruiting was really starting to heat up, Eric Vann scheduled three official visits: Michigan, Texas and Oklahoma. He signed a national football letter of intent with Kansas last Wednesday.
BAZZONI CLEARS PERSONAL-BEST 17-7
February 6, 1994
To jump or not to jump was the question John Bazzoni faced on Saturday at Anschutz Pavilion. After winning the pole vault at the KU-KSU-MU triangular on Friday, he had the option of competing or sitting out Saturday’s Jayhawk Invitational at Anschutz.
KANSAS NEEDS BOTH PIVOTS TO SUCCEED
February 6, 1994
Naturalist Jim Fowler is the guy who used to do much of the dirty work for Marlin Perkins on television’s “Wild Kingdom.” With Marlin gone, Jim has a lucrative show and a career of his own. He no longer has to wrestle that flailing alligator or crocodile while Perkins calmly narrates the frenzied film footage. Fowler recently was discussing the instincts of big cats. You might call it a “cake” demeanor.
RUBY HAMILTON
February 6, 1994
Services for Ruby Jean Hamilton, 71, Gridley, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gridley Christian Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Hamilton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 1994, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.