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S LIFE INSPIRES AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST
February 3, 1996
This year’s White Foundation winner talks about the reason he became a reporter and the evolution of his chosen trade.
GREEK HOUSES PAY FIRE FINES
February 3, 1996
Four more Kansas University Greek houses have paid fines in Lawrence Municipal Court for fire code violations discovered last fall. A court representative said the following houses resolved their cases:
KU WOMEN UPSET COLORADO
February 3, 1996
Kansas’ women’s basketball players left the Coors Events Center on a Rocky Mountain high Friday night. The Jayhawk women moved into first place in the Big Eight Conference by stuffing the Buffs, 67-57, before a crowd of 4,729. The win snapped Colorado’s impressive 29-game homecourt conference win streak.
KU OFFICIALS DISAPPOINTED WITH DALLAS DECISION
February 3, 1996
Dallas won and Kansas City lost, and now it’s time for KC to circle the wagons around Kemper Arena. News that Big 12 Conference CEOs had picked Dallas over Kansas City as the league headquarters site caused frowns on the Kansas University campus.
ARCHIBALD WINS HIGH JUMP
February 3, 1996
His shins injured and hurting, Kansas University high jumper Jason Archibald had trouble moving around Saturday at the the Jayhawk Invitational. That is, unless he was going up.
DUCK MURDERS PUZZLE OWNERS
February 3, 1996
Charles Chapp wants to know why someone would steal the ducks. Worse yet, why would someone kill three of them?
ETHEL MCNALLY
February 3, 1996
Services for Ethel Alfaretta Carnahan McNally, 80, Bartlesville, will be 11 a.m. today at Sneed Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville. Burial will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mrs. McNally died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, at Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.
ROGER H. WILBUR
February 3, 1996
Services for Roger H. Wilbur, 54, Salina, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Salina. A rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Wilbur died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996, at his home.
DEHOFF
February 3, 1996
Services for Alvis L. “Pete” DeHoff, 72, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mr. DeHoff died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
POET PROMOTES CRAFT TO CENTRAL STUDENTS
February 3, 1996
A prize-winning poet is encouraging Lawrence students and teachers to write poetry.
COLD NOT FIT FOR MANBEAST
February 3, 1996
Sub-zero weather is having a chilling effect on outdoor activities of man and beast.
CAT CURTAIN CAPER
February 3, 1996
Hard to believe it’s been 31 years since the Great ‘Cat Curtain Caper in Allen Fieldhouse. It still rates as one of the all-time great basketball stunts, even if it might have been an inside job. To this day, it’s at least a semi-mystery; potential perpetrators are long gone or more evasive than Simpson trial witness Kato Kaelin. The date was Saturday, Feb. 20, 1965, and Ted Owens was in his first year as Kansas’ coach. Kansas State came here a strong favorite because it had defeated KU eight straight times in regular-season Big Eight play. KSU had dispatched KU, 71-63, at Manhattan.
KU-KANSAS STATE NOTES
February 3, 1996
Kansas didn’t just beat Kansas State the last time the two teams met in basketball. The Jayhawks (pick a verb) annihilated, thrashed, manhandled, crushed, demolished, pulverized the Wildcats, 90-45, in a first-round Big Eight Tournament game last March in Kemper Arena.
LIONS FALL IN OVERTIME
February 3, 1996
For most of Friday night, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team seemed ready to pull a Punxsutawney Phil and come out of hibernation. Instead, the Lions climbed back in their hole and lost, 76-70 in overtime, to Shawnee Mission Northwest at the Cougars’ gym for their third consecutive defeat — their longest skid of the season — and fifth straight Sunflower League setback.
TAKES FLIGHT.
February 3, 1996
“Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” Tony Kushner’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part play, opened Friday night at the Lied Center to a nearly full house and a thunderous encore. The play — “Part I: Millennium Approaches” — opens at a funeral and ends with an angel crashing through a bedroom ceiling. In between is a novel, told by a well-selected cast with a mixture of satire, confusion, exactness and wit.
POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT
February 3, 1996
Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old Lawrence man found Friday evening. Officers were called to the man’s home in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania just after 7 p.m., when his mother and a friend went to check on him after not hearing from him for a while. They found him dead, apparently from a gunshot wound.
WHAT DID DALLAS BUY? NOT MUCH
February 3, 1996
I wonder if Dallas realizes it was hornswoggled. Big D just bought the rights to the Big 12 Conference headquarters. Big deal, Big D. You can have it. Do you know where the headquarters of the Pac-10 Conference is? I didn’t think so. It’s in Walnut Creek, Calif.
TWO PROSPECTS WAITING TO HEAR
February 3, 1996
Two of the state’s top football players are all dressed up with nowhere to go. Independence’s Jay Alexander, who led the state in passing, and Salina Central’s Tanner Hancock, who led the state in rushing, still haven’t decided where they’ll play football next year. The national letter of intent signing period begins Wednesday.
ROBERTSON FAMILIAR WITH KANSAS STATE
February 3, 1996
Growing up, Ryan Robertson heard a lot of stories about Kansas State football. His dad, Johnny, was an all-Big Eight defensive back for the Wildcats from 1969-71. And, his mother, Angie, also attended KSU.
FIRM HOPES CITY FINDS COURSE ON PAR
February 3, 1996
Lawrence residents could hit the links at home by September 1997, if city commissioners decide to tee off on a course proposal.
HIGH-SPEED CHASE SPANSCOUNTIES
February 3, 1996
Five people were arrested after a high-speed chase through Johnson and Douglas counties early Friday.