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S LATIMER DISCOMBOBULATED EARLY
November 20, 1997
Seven first-half turnovers. Welcome to Division One basketball, Monty Latimer. Latimer is Western Kentucky’s point guard, a juco transfer who had the misfortune of making his major-college debut in WKU’s 75-62 loss to Kansas on Wednesday in decibel-dense Allen Fieldhouse.
MUSIC MINISTRY ATTRACTS STUDENTS
November 20, 1997
A program at the Catholic center at Kansas University is training music ministers.
FAMILIES DESCRIBE LIFESTYLES WITH TRIPLETS
November 20, 1997
Triplets require ‘zone defense’ Three area families find family life hectic with triplets.
KU, MAUPINTOUR NEGOTIATE $3.2 MILLION PRICE TAG FOR BUILDING
November 20, 1997
The deal, which requires Board of Regents and legislative approval, would transplant the travel company and create more space for Kansas University’s continuing education division.
LOOKING FORLAUGH
November 20, 1997
A Lawrence singer-songwriter humors her audience.
WAITING FOR SOME GOOD TV PROGRAMMING
November 20, 1997
No wonder some people call television the boob tube. I work nights and don’t watch much prime-time TV. I don’t think I’ve missed anything.
TROUPE TAKES ON NEW MANAGER
November 20, 1997
Shane Scheel found his ideal job with the Seem-to-Be Players.
FOR THE RECORD
November 20, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
EVERETT LOTTON
November 20, 1997
Memorial services for Everett E. “Gene” Lotton, 74, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita. Mr. Lotton died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital.
HASKELL TO RECEIVE PHILIP MORRIS GRANT
November 20, 1997
Haskell Indian Nations University is slated to receive a $19,800 grant from the Philip Morris American Indian Teacher Training Initiative. The grant will pay for additional mathematics training for students in Haskell’s Elementary Teacher Education Program.
OTTAWA GRANTS TAX ABATEMENTS
November 20, 1997
The Ottawa city council on Wednesday granted tax abatements to two local businesses that are expanding and adding a total of more than 60 jobs. The council approved a 75 percent abatement over the next 10 years for Golden State Porcelain. The company, which manufactures collector plates, will add 33 jobs, said Ottawa city commissioner Blaine Finch.
PRINCE PICKS KENTUCKY
November 20, 1997
Recruiting: Tayshaun Prince, a 6-foot-7 forward from Compton, Calif., Dominguez High signed a national basketball letter-of-intent with Kentucky on Wednesday. Prince chose the Wildcats over “Southern Utah and Kansas,” he quipped. Dominguez coach Russell Otis attended Southern Utah.
WOODLING COLUMN
November 20, 1997
Notes and quotes while wondering if Jay Bell, owner of that whopper deal with the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks, will go down in history as the highest-paid major leaguer who always played for bad teams. … Texas is spending a bundle to publicize running back Ricky Williams for the Heisman Trophy — like mailing six-minute videos to voters — but most of the lists of leading candidates I’ve seen don’t include Williams. That’s ludicrous. Williams leads the nation in rushing and is second in scoring. Those are automatic Heisman finalist credentials. …
RURAL ESTATES PLAN MOVING AHEAD
November 20, 1997
J. Stewart plans to break ground with his latest housing development, and not just on 93 acres of wooded hills northwest of Lawrence. Stewart’s Oak Ridge Estates represent Douglas County’s first “community unit development,” a concept designed to give planners flexibility in establishing subdivisions in rural areas.
GARAGE SHOCK
November 20, 1997
A small record label celebrates its 10-year anniversary with an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll bash.
T MAKE THE GRADE.
November 20, 1997
Hoping to find a little traditional comfort food on a cold winter’s night, my companion and I headed to Furr’s Cafeteria, 2300 Iowa. Unfortunately, we soon learned that diner food and cafeteria food are not the same thing. Furr’s is institutional food without the institution. Known for its mild, conventional dishes, it is a frequent haven for seniors. And on the weekends, families may think they can find something for each member at the cafeteria, which boasts one fish and three to four different meat dishes nightly and an endless array of side dishes.
KU COACH RESEMBLES VOLCANO IN 75-62 VICTORY
November 20, 1997
Upset at KU’s play on defense, Roy Williams erupted during the third quarter of the Jayhawks’ victory over Western Kentucky on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
BUS DRIVERS CONTEND WITH SCOFFLAWS
November 20, 1997
Passing a school bus while children are loading or unloading could cost motorists more than $55.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
November 20, 1997
Births Mr. and Mrs. Shane Christener, Baldwin, a girl, Wednesday.
KU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE SOUNDOFF
November 20, 1997
Who will KU play in football nonconference during the next two seasons? Next year Kansas University is scheduled to play at Alabama-Birmingham and against North Texas in Memorial Stadium. The third non-league foe is yet to be named. Kansas has not announced the non-league foes on its 1999 schedule.
BRYNE CRUISES DOWNTOWN ON BICYCLE
November 20, 1997
Who will Seiji Wolf pick to join him on stage at The Granada? In addition to being an incredible entertainer as witnessed by a sold-out house Nov. 7 at Liberty Hall, David Byrne is also an accomplished cyclist.
RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET THURSDAY
November 20, 1997
The Douglas County Retired Teacher Assn. will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Members and guests should use the west entrance, go to the cafeteria on the lower level for lunch, and then meet in Room A for business and the program. The program will include information about the hospital from a hospital staff member, and a speech by state Sen. Sandy Praeger concerning state legislative matters.
OUR TOWN SPORTS
November 20, 1997
Welter Record-Holder: Southwest Texas State’s Stephanie Welter, a sophomore from Lawrence, broke the school record for assists as the Bobcats defeated Northwestern State in Southland Conference volleyball last week. Welter has 73 assists this season. Welter also had 21 digs in the match with Northwestern State. *
FREE STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED
November 20, 1997
There were 17 girls named to the first basketball team in Free State history when coach Ward Brethour made cuts after practice Wednesday. The same number of girls made the sophomore team as well. The players from both teams are: Varsity/Junior Varsity
TODAY
November 20, 1997
Today is the Great American Smokeout, and getting teen-age smokers to quit is high on the agenda of anti-smoking advocates.
COUNTY BRIDGE CLOSING FOR REPAIRS
November 20, 1997
Travelers who use N.1200 Road south of Eudora will want to find an alternate route for the next few months. Bridge No. 12.00N-19.85E on that road will be closed for repair work for the next three months, said Frank Hempen, director of Douglas County Public Works.
RESCUE
November 20, 1997
All-Americans Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz helped turn back Western Kentucky threats in the Jayhawks’ first-round Preseason NIT victory.
November 20, 1997
“Little Women,” a play based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, will be presented at 8 p.m. today through Saturday in the Administration Building Auditorium at Ottawa University. Director is Larry Peters, assistant professor of speech and drama at Ottawa University.
November 20, 1997
Eighth-graders collected more than 200 coats during a community project at Southwest Junior High.
HOW CAN YOU TELL REAL PEARLS?
November 20, 1997
My friend Susie tells me that you can tell real pearls from imitation ones by rubbing them on your teeth. Does it work? This is a shining example of when it is best to turn to Encyclopedia Britannica.
SOUNDOFF-CONGRESS
November 20, 1997
How long does a U.S representative or senator serve before they become eligible for retirement benefits? What age can they retire, and what benefits do they get? Sandra London, assistant to U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, R-Kan., said after five years a congressional member had tenure and was eligible for retirement benefits. They must be age 62 before they can draw retirement benefits, but there is no mandatory retirement age. To determine retirement benefits, they take the average of their three highest salaries as a base. That average usually is multiplied by 1.7 percent and then by the number of years served. However, the benefits formula varies by the positions they held, she said.
CLEO RENBARGER
November 20, 1997
Services for Cleo M. Renbarger, 79, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Renbarger died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.
READERS HEAD TO SCHOOLS
November 20, 1997
It was difficult for Molly Behymer to contain herself Wednesday afternoon as her mother began to read to Molly’s first-grade class at Broken Arrow School. “Momma!” Molly exclaimed. She kissed her mother, Liza Niav, on her left cheek and whispered: “A thousand hundred thousand thank yous.”
PAYLESS CASHWAYS EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY
November 20, 1997
Payless Cashways has emerged from bankruptcy, company officials announced Wednesday.
MASON HESITANT TO INK NEW CONTRACT
November 20, 1997
Minnesota football coach Glen Mason still hasn’t signed a contract, and he denied he’s dragging his feet so he can leave for another job. Mason, questioned at his regular Tuesday media luncheon, denied he would seek the Ohio State job if John Cooper resigns after the season.
POKES FUN AT CORPORATE WORLD
November 20, 1997
In 1952, Shepherd Mead drew on his expertise as an advertising executive to write a comedy about what goes on between the rungs of the corporate ladder. The result was “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!,” which later became a Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in the early ‘60s.
BAZAAR OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
November 20, 1997
Area artists have developed an outlet for their holiday wares.
LMH EXPLORES POSSIBILITY OF OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER
November 20, 1997
Competition between Columbia-HCA Healthcare could increase with another surgery center in Lawrence.
CONCERT SCHEDULED SUNDAY AT LIBRARY
November 20, 1997
Patrick Bihlmaier will give a concert Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s auditorium. Bihlmaier will sing music he’s written himself while performing his own accompaniment. His music includes blues, ballads, folk and rock.
KU BUSINESS SCHOOL RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
November 20, 1997
The Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation of Oak Park, Ill., has committed $50,000 for scholarships in the Kansas University School of Business, KU officials announced this week. The gift augments the $250,000 the Kellys have given to the business school through the foundation and private gifts.
TAWNYA KNIGHT
November 20, 1997
Services for Tawnya D. Knight, 15, Spring Hill, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery. Tawnya had been missing since December 1996 and was found dead on June 7, 1997, as a result of traumatic injuries.
EXCAVATING COMPANY MOVES WEST
November 20, 1997
County commissioners approved and restricted a permit request Wednesday to allow the company to move.
KU PROFESSOR, AUTHOR TAKES TO NPR AIRWAVES
November 20, 1997
Your name doesn’t have to be John Grisham or Kitty Kelley to attract national publicity as an author. Stan Lombardo, Kansas University professor of classics and author of a recently published modernization of Homer’s “Iliad,” will be spreading both his translated words and his nuggets of wisdom across the national airwaves today.
UNIONS, CITY SEEK DAMAGE CONTROL
November 20, 1997
City, unions to meet to discuss negotiation process
FOR THE RECORD
November 20, 1997
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
BEISEKER
November 20, 1997
Analee “Betsy” Beiseker Memorial services for Dr. Analee E. “Betsy” Beiseker, 54, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment services will be in the Pioneer Cemetery at Kansas University.
ALLEN PRESS TO BE HONORED BY COTTONWOOD
November 20, 1997
Allen Press will be honored today for providing a work site for Cottonwood Inc.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
November 20, 1997
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses:
COUNTY SUPPORTS SEWER ENLARGEMENT
November 20, 1997
Douglas County commissioners said Wednesday they will support a request to enlarge the Yankee Tank Trunk Sewer District No. 2. Oread, L.C., Nollid West, L.C. and Nine Nineteen, L.C., property owners, are asking the county to annex their 46.7-acre property located northeast of the intersection of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive into the No. 2 district.
SUSPECT MISSES COURT APPEARANCE
November 20, 1997
David Lee Hippen and his lawyer didn’t know he was supposed to be in court Wednesday.
J-W ACCESS SYSTEM UNDERGOING REPAIRS
November 20, 1997
Some features on Journal-World Access — the newspaper’s information phone service — have been unavailable since Sunday due to a malfunction in the satellite receiving system. A replacement receiver is en route, and normal operations of Access are scheduled to begin at noon today.