Archive for Sunday, December 3, 1995

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KU-UCLA NOTES
December 3, 1995
UCLA (70) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
KANSAS BEATS UCLA
December 3, 1995
UCLA kicked sand in Kansas’ face for 20 minutes on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Basketball games, however, last 40 minutes, and by the final buzzer, the Jayhawks had muscled up for an 85-70 victory over the Beach Boys in steamy, jam-packed Allen Fieldhouse.
SOUND OFF
December 3, 1995
Why doesn’t Lawrence High School have an athletic trainer to support sports activities? Wouldn’t the cost of a trainer be less than the potential liability for not having one? “This year we do have one, Matt Comeau, provided for the school through Mt. Oread (Medical Arts Centre) and Dr. Ken Wertzberger,” said Ron Commons, LHS athletic director. “He’s on duty 40 hours a week — 20 hours of his duty time is at Mt. Oread and the other 20 hours at Lawrence High School.”
PROJECT LOOKING FOR ARGUMENT
December 3, 1995
U.S. voters will be urged to get involved in presidential politics through a program called DebateWatch ‘96 managed by a KU professor.
VAUGHN LEADS KU OVER UCLA
December 3, 1995
Jacque Vaughn will continue to eat only fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables — with his coach’s blessing, of course. “Coach (Roy) Williams and I made a bet. He said if I didn’t play well today, I’d have to eat red meat,” said Vaughn, Kansas’ health-conscious point guard, who struggled in season-opening wins over Utah and Virginia.
KU FANS BOO AT GAME PARKING
December 3, 1995
Some KU fans were less than pleased when they tried to find a parking place Saturday.
BETTY ANN WOMACK
December 3, 1995
Funeral services for Betty Ann Womack, 70, Iola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola, officiated by the Rev. Robert F. Pepe and followed by burial at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mrs. Womack died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
STEVEN LEE MOREAU
December 3, 1995
Funeral services for Steven Lee Moreau, 38, Lawrence, are pending in Altamont. Burial will also be in Altamont. Mr. Moreau died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, in Kansas City, Kan.
MILDRED L. DAVIS
December 3, 1995
Funeral services for Mildred L. Davis, 81, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Newcomer’s Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, followed by burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Davis died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR YOUNG SHOPPERS.
December 3, 1995
There were rumors he was in town, and when Santa strolled into Kmart Saturday morning, there was no doubt why he was there. He passed out candy canes and gifts to 20 Lawrence children who needed a little extra help in getting ready for the holiday season. The youngsters also received a crisp $20 bill and a chance to shop for toys or gifts.
SOUND OFF
December 3, 1995
The city currently has one regulation-size racquetball court. With all of the talk about the Centennial Recreation Center, I haven’t heard anyone talking about building more. Why not? After a public survey, several public meetings and input from the city’s parks and recreation staffers, racquetball courts were not determined to be a high priority, said Fred DeVictor, director of parks and recreation.
COMMENTS ANGER KU PROF
December 3, 1995
Kansas University professor Robert Harrington normally doesn’t get agitated about House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s political commentary. But he lurched upright in his seat at his Bailey Hall office when the Georgia Republican parlayed an especially loathsome triple murder into an attack on the educational system.
CHRISTMAS PARADE HORSES AROUND
December 3, 1995
Lawrence’s unique parade brings entries from far and wide.
GARAGE SALE SPARKS CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
December 3, 1995
A garage sale puts customers in the Christmas spirit.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 3, 1995
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 20-year-old Lawrence man told police that between 1 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday someone stole speakers, stereo equipment and compact discs from his home in the 3300 block of W. Eighth. The items were valued at $1,822.
EARL VISITS KANSAS FOR UCLA GAME
December 3, 1995
Lester Earl, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound senior center from Glen Oaks High in Baton Rouge, La., attended Saturday’s KU-UCLA game and sat behind the Jayhawks’ bench. Earl, making his official recruiting visit to KU this weekend, is considering Kansas, LSU, UNLV, UCLA and Tulane. He averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds a year ago for the 32-2 state champion Glen Oaks team.
TRUCK STOP LOVE
December 3, 1995
Patrons of the Beto Junction truck stop get their fill of food, fuel, friends and fun.
BIKE PATH UPSETS SOME
December 3, 1995
A new bike path is planned to open in Naismith Valley Park within a year to the dismay of neighbors.
SCALPERS THRIVE IN A FLUCTUATING BUSINESS.
December 3, 1995
They are known as scalpers. Their products are overpriced, but in demand.
BOWL-BOUND KU GETS BACK TO WORK
December 3, 1995
As far as June Henley is concerned, the worst part about the Kansas University football team’s upcoming trip to paradise is the wait. KU coach Glen Mason would beg to differ.
TWINS SIDEBAR
December 3, 1995
Identical twin waitresses Bridget and Erica Combes are a star attraction at the Beto Junction truck stop.
PARENTS TAKE PE AGAIN
December 3, 1995
Parents are getting a workout during school programs previously reserved for student performances.
SOUND OFF
December 3, 1995
Will there ever be a stoplight installed on North Iowa and Riverridge? George Williams, the city’s director of public works, said new signals weren’t in the plans for the intersection. But don’t count them out.
KANSAS OPENS CLASSIC WITH ROUT
December 3, 1995
The ill-effects, if any, from the U.S. Women’s National Team’s blowout win Thursday against the Jayhawks quickly evaporated in Saturday’s 95-71 whipping of Northern Iowa at Allen Fieldhouse. “It definitely was a bounce-back type of thing,” Kansas guard Tamecka Dixon said of the victory. “We got blown out by the National Team, and Northern Iowa just happened to be next in line. It was pretty much a go out and kill them game.”
NOVICE JUDGE LEARNS ROPES
December 3, 1995
Debaters slam-dunk their opponents with reason, evidence, good diction and knowledge of their judges experience.
KANSAS FRESHMEN HELPING OUT
December 3, 1995
Raef LaFrentz has plenty of pearls of wisdom he could dispense to the Jayhawks’ latest batch of darling yearlings. Now if only they’d come ask.
CONGRESSIONAL DUTIES ARE STRAIN ON FAMILIES
December 3, 1995
Congressional members say they and their families feel the stress of the job. Kansas politicians sacrifice family time to better serve their constituents.
KANSAS WORE TWO FACES AGAIN
December 3, 1995
Call ‘em the Jekyll-and-Hyde Jayhawks, I guess. For the last two games, Kansas, soon to be anointed No. 1 in the polls, has been the best-worst college basketball team in America. When the Jayhawks are good … boy, they’re very good. But when they’re bad … whew, they’re horrid.
PARKING REALLY SUCKS AT KEMPER
December 3, 1995
Kansas City is discussing blowing something like $15 million to add about 2,000 seats to Kemper Arena. Some activist airhead named Clay Chastain wants to build a $150 million downtown KC sports arena without the slightest conception of a tenant to pay bills and no retail region of consequence to lure fans. But so far I haven’t heard anyone say much about what should be an ultra-major consideration, particularly for Kemper Arena as it stands, with or without more seats — improved parking.
UCLA NOT DEVASTATED OVER LOSS TO KU
December 3, 1995
One second-half collapse doesn’t constitute a basketball season, so UCLA coach Jim Harrick wasn’t about to immolate himself. “I’m disappointed we lost,” Harrick said after the defending NCAA champs blew a 15-point halftime lead against Kansas, “but I’m not devastated. I saw some good things.”