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SHINY SCALP IS DISPLAYED BY VAUGHN
October 14, 1995
Jacque Vaughn showed up with a smooth scalp at Friday’s basketball Media Day at Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m a little more aerodynamic,” said Vaughn, Kansas’ junior point guard, who didn’t shave his head in honor of Michael Jordan or anybody like that.
TONGANOXIE DEFEATS PERRY-LECOMPTON
October 14, 1995
Tonganoxie High erased a 15-point first-half deficit and defeated Perry-Lecompton, 16-15, Friday night on the strength of Brad Calovich’s legs. With 5:57 remaining, Calovich scored on a 7-yard scramble. Tonganoxie lined up for the two-point conversion, and quarterback Nick Bogard handed Calovich the ball again. Two Perry-Lecompton defenders met him in the backfield, but Calovich sidestepped one and ran past the other for what proved to be the winning score.
POLK REDEEMS HIMSELF AGAINST PIONEERS
October 14, 1995
Lawrence High senior Jo-Jo Polk had been waiting for a game like this. Ever since he fumbled three times in the first half of a two-point victory over Shawnee Mission East four weeks ago, Polk wanted to make amends. He did on Friday with 119 yards of fumble-free rushing and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 39-7 victory over the Pioneers at Abeles Field.
LHS ROUTS LEAVENWORTH
October 14, 1995
An early kickoff allowed Lawrence High’s football fans to watch the sun set Friday night at Abeles Field while the Lions cast a shadow over the Pioneers in their district opener. The Lions (6-1) dominated from start to finish in a 39-7 rout of the winless Pioneers (0-7) in a game that started at 6 p.m.
KU MINDFUL OF IOWA STATE OFFENSE
October 14, 1995
All eyes might be on Iowa State super soph running back Troy Davis. If they are, Kansas University’s football team might be in for a long day. “I don’t think you can really key on him,” KU sophomore inside linebacker Jason Thoren said. “You have to key on their whole offense. He can make the big play, and that’s always in the back of your mind. But they’ve got an explosive offense.”
HAWKS SOCCER DOWNS CENTRAL MISSOU
October 14, 1995
The Kansas women’s soccer team started SuperTarget weekend with a direct hit. The Jayhawks whipped Central Missouri State, 4-0, Friday afternoon at SuperTarget Field. The game was the home opener on campus for KU, which had played its previous four home games in Overland Park.
BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS
October 14, 1995
College basketball season begins tonight. “It’s my favorite time of the year,” Kansas coach Roy Williams beamed at Friday’s annual Media Day at Allen Fieldhouse. “There’s a lot of excitement, and, along with that, expectations about this squad. I do think we’ll be pretty doggone good.”
UNIVERSITY THEATRE TWINBILL A WELCOME TREAT
October 14, 1995
To be able to see one great play in an evening is a treat. To see two completely different great plays on the same bill, but based on the same text, is a treasure. The University Theatre’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano” and director Ron Popenhagen’s companion piece “A Dozen Prima Donnas,” which opened last night, is such a treasure and provides a delicate balance of hilarity and grace.
SPRING HILL DOWNS BALDWIN
October 14, 1995
A late surge by Spring Hill helped Spring Hill defeat Baldwin 35-17. “I thought we played well three quarters of the game,” Baldwin coach Bernie Bierman said. “We just didn’t play well in the fourth quarter at all. We had a three-point game and turned it into a near blowout.”
SOUND OFF
October 14, 1995
At Sunset Hill, now that a lot of the teachers are job-sharing, do the teachers who teach in the morning return to participate in activities during early dismissal? Four of the 16 classes at Sunset Hill have teachers who job-share. That means that two teachers share teaching responsibilities for a classroom — one might teach in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Ken Rigdon, Sunset Hill principal, says that both teachers attend meetings when needed. For example, both teachers attend meetings on the state Quality Performance Accreditation planning and on staff development. For some other meetings, the teachers alternate so they do not spend more time in meetings proportionately than do other staff.
EXEC URGES STUDENTS TO TAKE PUBLIC ROLE
October 14, 1995
The former head of Standard Oil Co. of Ohio Friday encouraged Kansas University engineering students to take on public responsibilities during their careers. Charles E. Spahr, who was Standard Oil’s chief executive officer from 1959 to 1977, told the students that they will need to be part of future public debates.
MISS AMERICA TO SPEAK AT LHS
October 14, 1995
Miss America Shawntel Smith will speak Thursday at Lawrence High School about the federally-funded School-to-Work Opportunities Act concerning vocational education. Smith will speak to students from 1:45 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Thursday, said Bonnie Dunham, communications coordinator for Lawrence public schools. A press conference will be held after Smith’s speech.
PARADE BRIGHTENS DREARY DAY
October 14, 1995
A chilly sprinkle didn’t stop KU’s homecoming parade. But that didn’t mean everybody who watched it cared about it.
SHOOTING SUSPECT ENTERS GUILTY PLEA
October 14, 1995
One of nine teen-agers implicated in the September shooting death of a 14-year-old Ottawa girl has entered the juvenile equivalent of a guilty plea. Nicholas Griffin, 16, stipulated to conspiring to commit aggravated battery in the death of Stephanie Perez, 14.
FORUM AUDIENCE ANALYZES O.J. VERDICT
October 14, 1995
About 30 people of all colors, creeds and ages gathered for a town meeting Friday night to discuss the ins and outs of the O.J. Simpson trial. The meeting, sponsored by Sistahs Speak, was entitled, “Should all African Americans be indicted because O.J. wasn’t?”
OTTAWA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN SHOOTING
October 14, 1995
A rural Ottawa man pleaded guilty Friday to an amended complaint filed in connection with the shooting of a Lawrence youth last summer. The amended complaint charged Aarron D. Moore, 18, with the attempted aggravated battery of Wesley R. McDonald, 17.
LOCAL SUPPORTERS HOPE MARCH INSPIRES GOOD
October 14, 1995
Lawrence residents hope the Million Man March on Washington will bring about positive changes.
LHS PARENTS TO PLAN GRADUATION PARTY
October 14, 1995
All parents of the Lawrence High School class of 1996 are encouraged to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the LHS cafeteria to organize the graduation party for this year’s seniors. In cooperation with the Lawrence Police Department and the LHS staff, parent volunteers provide a safe, alcohol- and chemical-free place for seniors to gather after graduation.
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS FUEL MED STUDENT
October 14, 1995
A Kansas medical student’s harrowing childhood helped shape his career goal.
STEPHEN W. CLARK
October 14, 1995
Memorial services for Stephen W. “Scoop” Clark, 53, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. Mr. Clark died Thursday, Oct. 12, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SOUND OFF
October 14, 1995
What is the structure that is under construction at 15th Street and Wagon Wheel Drive? Did the owner have to get any special types of permits? And how does the roof drain on it? It’s a single-family residence, said owner Roger Shimomura, a Kansas University professor of art. Rain hitting the M-shaped roof will drain to the middle, then out through funnels on the sides of the house. No special permits were required for the structure, Shimomura said.
SOUND OFF
October 14, 1995
Why isn’t the Douglas County Health Department providing an after-school immunization clinic in Lecompton, as it is in Baldwin and Eudora? The Perry-Lecompton School District is partly in Douglas County and partly in Jefferson County. School health services in the district’s schools are provided by the Jefferson County Health Department.
CALOVICH LEADS TONGANOXIE TO VICTORY
October 14, 1995
Tonganoxie High erased a 15-point first-half deficit and defeated Perry-Lecompton, 16-15, Friday night on the strength of Brad Calovich’s legs. With 5:57 remaining, Calovich scored on a 7-yard scramble. Tonganoxie lined up for the two-point conversion, and quarterback Nick Bogard handed Calovich the ball again. Two Perry defenders met him in the backfield, but Calovich sidestepped one and ran past the other for what proved to be the winning score.
REWARD OFFERED IN AWNING THEFT
October 14, 1995
A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who stole a red-and-white striped awning from Buford M. Watson Jr. Park last weekend. The canvas awning, which had been used at the Celebration of Cultures, was stolen between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. It had been rented from a Shawnee firm and was valued at $500.
SOUND OFF
October 14, 1995
Are you planning to get caller ID on your Sound Off line? “In a word, no,” said Bill Snead, Journal-World deputy editor. “We encourage our readers to call Sound Off and to speak freely. We do not want to intimidate them with Caller ID.”
SATURDAY COLUMN
October 14, 1995
Vicious, sometimes mean-spirited debate relating to congressional action, or inaction, on the Republican plan to reshape this nation’s Medicare program is likely to capture the headlines for the next week or so. The House has a plan, as does the Senate, to overhaul Medicare, and President Clinton has suggested he will veto any plan that closely resembles either the Senate or House proposal.
GARDNER COMES BACK WITH VENGEANCE
October 14, 1995
Nathan Gardner is back. And how. Gardner ran for three touchdowns — including an electrifying 68-yard bolt — and threw a 65-yard TD pass to Luke Pickett as McLouth buried Eudora, 42-8, in Class 3A district football Friday night.
ERRANT PERMITS REACH STUDENTS
October 14, 1995
Officials at Kansas University scrambled Friday to undo damage caused by the mailing of inaccurate enrollment permits to about 12,000 students. Rich Morrell, university registrar, said a mistake by computer operators resulted in delivery of invalid spring semester enrollment forms to all undergraduate students except those in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
AD APOLOGIZES FOR ALLEGED INCIDENT
October 14, 1995
An accused child abuser uses a newspaper advertisement to apologize for her actions.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 14, 1995
Dismissals Linda Orr, Linwood, Friday.
BLOTTER
October 14, 1995
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported