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WORTHINGTON
December 9, 1997
Services for Charles A. “Art” Worthington, 74, Lecompton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, east of Topeka. Private burial will be in Stull Cemetery. Mr. Worthington died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, in Topeka.
SLOPPY SNOWFALL BLANKETS AREA
December 9, 1997
As more snow was being forecast for this week, the wintry white brought sledders and snowplows out of hibernation.
BALDWIN HOMES TOUR SET FOR SUNDAY
December 9, 1997
Five local homes will be showcased Sunday when the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce holds its Holiday Home Tour. The tour, sponsored by Stephens Real Estate, is in conjunction with the Baldwin Community Arts Council Art of the Table Setting event. Tours will run from 1 to 4 p.m.
D FOR SCHOOL
December 9, 1997
The Tonganoxie school board on Monday night approved a number of agenda items, including the purchase of a new marquee for the junior high and high school. The sign, to be located halfway between the buildings, along U.S. Highway 24-40, will cost $6,808.
WOMAN INJURED IN THREE-CAR ACCIDENT
December 9, 1997
No seriousinjuries resulted from a rash of snow-related vehicle accidents on Monday.
SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS MORE TIME FOR DISCUSSION
December 9, 1997
Saying they need more time for discussion, Lawrence school board members Monday night agreed to talk again next week about overcrowded and undercapacity schools. Board members met for about two hours Monday in a study session on the use of district buildings and land holdings. But little consensus developed about the board’s short- and long-term views on the problems of overcrowded in schools west of Iowa Street and undercapacity schools east of Iowa.
ECONOMIC INDICATORS SHOW STRONG LOCAL GROWTH
December 9, 1997
Local economic growth from July through September was “strong and steady,” according to a Kansas University report just released. “Figures for sales tax collections, tourism, real estate and electrical usage are all significantly higher,” according to the third quarter report, prepared by Vincent Glaeser, a researcher with KU’s Institute for Public Policy and Business Research.
TOYS FOR TOTS TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTING PRESENTS
December 9, 1997
Families may still apply to participate in a program providing holiday gifts to underprivileged children.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 9, 1997
LHS runner wins AAU national meet Orlando, Fla. — Lawrence High sophomore Chris Williams, the 1997 Class 6A state cross country boys champion, won the intermediate AAU cross country national championship in 16:15.60 at Oaktrail Golf Course.
LAWRENCE GIRLS LOSE BASKETBALL OPENER, 51-47
December 9, 1997
Free-throw shooting woes and a 21-point performance by Kansas City Washington’s Keasha Cannon doomed Lawrence High’s girls in their season basketball opener. Washington edged the Lions, 51-47, in the LHS gym.
KU BASKETBALL BOOKS FOR SALE AT J-W
December 9, 1997
Exactly 250 copies of “The Kansas Century: 100 Years of Jayhawk Championship Basketball” will arrive at the Journal-World at 2 p.m. today. The books will not be available before 2 p.m. As a reader appreciation, the Journal-World will offer the $39.95 hardcover book for $30, tax included. No mail orders will be accepted at this price. This offer will be good until the 250 copies are gone. The possibility of this offer being repeated depends on the availability of the books.
SOUND OFF
December 9, 1997
Was the Wakarusa Fire Department the first to respond to the KPL explosion? What was their response time? If they weren’t the first to respond, who was? Lt. Steve Zarnowiec, interim director of the Douglas County Communications Center, said Wakarusa was not the first responder. The Wakarusa Fire Department arrived on the scene second to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. Both agencies were dispatched by the Douglas County Communications Center. Fire & Medical was dispatched at 4:43 p.m. and arrived 4:51 p.m.. Wakarusa was dispatched at 4:46 p.m. and arrived at 4:59 p.m.
KBCA POLLS
December 9, 1997
High School Polls Kansas Basketball Coaches Assn.
11-YEAR-OLD NAPS THROUGH BURGLARY
December 9, 1997
Police were searching Monday for a man they suspect of robbing an East Lawrence apartment Thursday morning while an 11-year-old girl was at home alone asleep. The burglary occurred between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the home, in the 1400 block of East 24th Street, said Sgt. Susan Hadl, a Lawrence police spokeswoman.
KU MED OPENS STUDY ON UTERINE CANCER
December 9, 1997
Estrogen for survivors of uterine cancer? New study hopes to resolve debate The Kansas University Medical Center is launching a study designed to resolve a dilemma confronting women who have survived cancer of the uterus: Is it safe to take estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), or will estrogen increase their risk of having a second bout with the disease?
JAIL GATE RECONSIDERED
December 9, 1997
The final set of bids for the Douglas County Jail was approved by Douglas County commissioners Monday. The package, which totaled about $328,000, included landscaping, fencing, window treatments and furniture. Commissioner Dean Nieder raised questions over the cost of an entrance gate at the facility included in the package. A few alternatives for the proposed upward-lifting gate, some of which could be as safe and less expensive, deserve more consideration, said Nieder, who is part of a project review committee established for the jail.
S FIRST HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST.
December 9, 1997
There will be four categories. 1. Best Decorated Cookie. We’ll look for the prettiest cookie in the land. These cookies will be judged solely on appearance.
KANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS
December 9, 1997
The greater Lawrence area accounts for four of the 11 officially recognized charter schools in Kansas. * Oskaloosa USD 341: Jefferson County school districts plan to open a joint charter high school in the fall, featuring heightened community and parental involvement along with teaching innovations aimed at helping students considered at risk of failing. Existing buildings at Lecompton, Nortonville and near Oskaloosa are being considered for the 25-student school, said James White, USD 341 superintendent.
LEAVING A RUNNING CAR UNATTENDED IS ILLEGAL
December 9, 1997
It might not hurt your car to let it warm up in the driveway while you sit in the house. But it could get you a traffic citation.
CAR STOLEN WHILE IDLING
December 9, 1997
A Lawrence woman learned why you shouldn’t leave your car running while you go into a store — someone might steal it. Lawrence police said the woman reported that her 1995 red Pontiac Grand Am, with a cellular phone inside, was stolen about 6:10 p.m. Sunday at Walgreen Drug Store, 3421 W. Sixth.
FOR THE RECORD
December 9, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
BALDWIN BESTS EUREKA, 57-21
December 9, 1997
Senior Courtney Stultz scored a game-high 13 points to spark Baldwin High’s girls to a 57-21 victory over Eureka in the first round of the Iola basketball tournament Monday. The Bulldogs (1-1) led 14-2 after one quarter and 30-6 at halftime.
NEGOTIATION CHANGES TO BE CONSIDERED
December 9, 1997
The Baldwin school board Monday night agreed in principle to invite a speaker to discuss a new method of contract negotiation among faculty and board members. The new method, called “win-win” negotiation, is an inclusive form of bargaining that is gaining favor in school districts, board member Lonnie Broers said.
POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY
December 9, 1997
Lawrence police were still searching Monday for an armed man who robbed a south Lawrence convenience store at gunpoint early Sunday. The robbery occurred at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at Conoco, 2330 Iowa, while a 22-year-old clerk was alone in the store, said Sgt. Susan Hadl, a Lawrence police spokeswoman.
DORA ADA FINK
December 9, 1997
Services for Dora Ada Fink, 92, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Brethren, Quinter. Burial will be at Quinter Cemetery. Mrs. Fink died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CHANNEL 44 JUST HAS A STRANGE TEST PATTERN, AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT THAT WAS?
December 9, 1997
James Risner, chief technician at Sunflower Cablevision, replies: “We use Channel 44 as a test screen for our technicians who are running trouble calls. They can use a TV to watch data returns when they do service calls. We also use it to set modem levels. It is available to cable-ready sets only.”
SOUNDOFF-SHED
December 9, 1997
If a neighbor builds a shed next to your property line, is there an amount of space that they should leave between the structure and the property line? “Yes,” said Sheila Stogsdill, a planner with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
LHS WRESTLERS TO OPEN TODAY
December 9, 1997
Lawrence High wrestling coach Jim Beltch figures it will take time for his squad to develop. “Hopefully, we’ll have the work ethic that will allow us to improve day in and day out,” said Beltch, entering his 29th season with the Lions. “We’re looking for leadership from our seniors. I know we’re going to struggle at times. But a struggle should make you stronger. I think we’ll get better as the season goes along.”
STATE BOE EXPECTED TO CALL FOR MORE CHARTER SCHOOLS
December 9, 1997
The state Board of Education is expected to call for more charter schools at its meeting today.
Free State girls falter again
The Firebirds dropped to 0-2 after losing to No. 4 Shawnee Mission Miege, 72-28, on Monday.
December 9, 1997
At this rate, Free State High’s girls basketball team could find themselves playing for the state championship this spring. Well, maybe not.
COUNTY LOWERS SEWER ASSESSMENTS
December 9, 1997
Principal payments in Yankee Tank District No. 2 have dropped $11.15, thanks to a land addition.
PENN UNDONE INSIDE
December 9, 1997
Pennsylvania thought it could play with the big boys. But the Quakers learned Monday night they couldn’t play with the big boys’ big boys.
KANSAS SCHOOLS PENN IN CONSOLATION GAME, 89-71
December 9, 1997
Kansas stopped Ivy League school Penn, 89-71, in a Franklin National Bank Classic consolation game that drew little fan interest in the nation’s capital.
THOMAS REGAINS STROKE
December 9, 1997
Blanked on Sunday, Billy Thomas was gun-shy on Monday. For a while, at least.
HYPOTHERMIA A RISK FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD
December 9, 1997
Dress warmly this winter to ward off risks of hypothermia.
FREE STATE GIRLS FALTER AGAIN
December 9, 1997
The Firebirds dropped to 0-2 after losing to No. 4 Shawnee Mission Miege, 72-28, on Monday.
STUDY FINDS ECONOMIC MOOD CHIPPER
December 9, 1997
KU study
KSU SPEAKER TO ADDRESS AUDUBON SOCIETY
December 9, 1997
The Jayhawk Audubon Society’s December program Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center will feature Gus van der Hoeven, an extension specialist at Kansas State University. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature van der Hoeven’s presentation, “Culture in Agriculture: The Kansas Landscape.”
CORRECTIONS, FOR TUESDAY,
December 9, 1997
The agenda for tonight’s Lawrence City Commission meeting — which appeared in Sunday’s Journal-World — contained incorrect information regarding a bid for installation of a new telephone system for the city’s new municipal court. Lucent Technologies would be paid $16,277 for its system. ***
Lawrence girls lose basketball opener, 51-47
December 9, 1997
Free-throw shooting woes and a 21-point performance by Kansas City Washington’s Keasha Cannon doomed Lawrence High’s girls in their season basketball opener. Washington edged the Lions, 51-47, in the LHS gym.
WIN
December 9, 1997
T.J. Pugh scored a career-high 13 points in Kansas’ 89-71 victory over Penn on Monday night at MCI Center. His previous high was 12 points against Brown last year. “It’s some kind of Ivy League deal. We should schedule them more often,” Pugh quipped.
LORRAINE EVELYN PARKER
December 9, 1997
Cremation for Lorraine Evelyn Parker, 69, San Diego, is planned. Her ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean. Mrs. Parker died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at her home.
RETIRED PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS FAITH
December 9, 1997
A Kansas University professor emeritus will speak on history and the Bible this week at a Lawrence nursing center. James Seaver, professor emeritus of history, will speak on “The Bible and History: Archeology and the Roots of Faith” at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Manor Chapel at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold.