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KATHERINE A. ZINN
April 5, 1998
Services for Katherine A. Zinn, 76, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Zinn died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at her home.
KANSAS RIVER REGULATION DIVIDES RESIDENTS
April 5, 1998
Two property owners share their opposing views on the best uses of the Kansas River and the role of government regulation of the waterway.
S CHOICE OF VENUES TO ANNOUNCE HIS DECISION TO TURN PRO MADE ME WONDER HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN THE LAST TIME A KANSAS BASKETBALL PLAYER BAILED OUT EARLY.
April 5, 1998
It was 22 years ago when Norm Cook, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, decided to skip his senior year and opt for the NBA Draft. Cook, like Pierce, also heard the siren call of pro ball after his sophomore season. The Utah Stars of the old ABA, then in competition with the NBA, offered Cook $450,000 to pull the rip cord on Mt. Oread after just two college seasons.
TRAFFIC LOAD
April 5, 1998
To the editor: The article in the J-W on March 31, “Study seeks way to ease traffic load” between Topeka and Kansas City is very amusing! It’s also very disturbing that $1.28 million is going to be spent studying the traffic.
ORVILLE LEE BALDWIN
April 5, 1998
Services for Orville Lee Baldwin, 92, Great Bend, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Chapel, Great Bend. Entombment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. Baldwin died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his home in Great Bend.
LHS STUDENT WINS MLK ESSAY CONTEST
April 5, 1998
Matt Toplikar, a Lawrence High student, won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The essay topic was “Keeping the Dream Alive.” Valerie Burt won second place and Kizzie Ricks won third.
YOUTH?
April 5, 1998
Mercury, also known as quicksilver, is a toxic and hazardous substance. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, young children and fetuses are the most vulnerable. Mercury can enter the body through inhalation of mercury vapors or by skin absorption. Mercury will accumulate in body tissues and organs and cause adverse health problems. Both short- and long-term exposure to metallic mercury can cause serious health problems.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS HOST CONFERENCE ON WATER QUALITY
April 5, 1998
Water quality will be the major topic of discussion at an environmental group’s three-day meeting this week in Lawrence. The 53rd annual conference of the Kansas Water Environment Assn. will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Lawrence Holidome.
ENTERS KENNEDY HOUSEHOLD
April 5, 1998
The current Mayor in the Kennedy household eats rocks, sleeps in a pet taxi and gnaws on a bone. And Marty Kennedy loves it.
S ONLY TEACHING AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL.
April 5, 1998
The essence of Donald Hagen’s intricate work is captured in art he bought in the shadow of an Egyptian pyramid. The framed cloth piece hanging in Hagen’s office in Murphy Hall here depicts five ancient fishing vessels moored by thick rope to a single tree. Three are in full sail; two at dead anchor. Oarsmen strain to pull ships in opposite directions. Yet, their unifying mission is to use knowledge, skill and luck to sustain human life.
AGE: 60
April 5, 1998
Title: Executive vice chancellor of Kansas University Medical Center, 1995-present Military Career: U.S. Navy, 1964-1995
DISMISSALS
April 5, 1998
* Jennifer Newman and baby boy, Richmond, Saturday. * Tammara Capps and baby boy, Lawrence, Saturday.
TAX REFUND DEADLINE NEARS
April 5, 1998
Kansans with household incomes under $25,000 have until April 15 to apply for a homestead tax refund. The refund returns a portion of property tax paid if the homeowner was born before Jan. 1, 1942; was totally and permanently disabled or blind for the entire year; or had a dependent child under the age of 18 who was born before Jan. 1, 1997, who lived with them the entire year. Renters are also eligible for the refund if part of their rent is used to pay the rented property’s property tax.
NEW ORDINANCE
April 5, 1998
A chamber of commerce committee’s aim is to create rules that would take into account land use, ease of enforcementand the needs of both the residential and business sectors. It hopes to serve as a model for other cities. Here’s a look at key areas it addresses: * Signage. Would increase to 4 square feet from 2 square feet the maximum allowable.
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April 5, 1998
Timothy Belcher, an eighth-grader at West Junior High School, won the Kansas Geography Bee on Friday.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TOPIC OF LAW SCHOOL DEBATE
April 5, 1998
Michael Greve, lead attorney in the Hopwood vs. Texas case, which dismantled affirmative action at the University of Texas law school, on Monday will be at Kansas University to debate the merits of affirmative action. Greve, making the same argument he made to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will debate KU professor of law Tom Stacy, a specialist in constitutional law.
THE CURRENT DOUGLAS COUNTY JAIL, LOCATED IN THE JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER ON 11TH STREET, HAS A MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 50 INMATES. HOWEVER, IN RECENT YEARS THE NUMBER OF INMATES HAS REGULARLY S
April 5, 1998
In the past six months, the number of inmates has surpassed 100 at times and ranged on average between 75 and 97. The jail’s capacity of 50 causes many inmates to be transported to other counties for detention. The county currently has contracts or agreements with Jefferson, Jackson, Brown, Franklin and Wabaunsee counties to house inmates. To deal with overcrowding, the county is building a new jail. The structure, on a 22.4-acre site south of Kansas Highway 10 in the 3500 block of East 25th, will house 196 inmates.
CITY COMMISSIONERS WILL RECEIVE A LIST OF PRIORITIES FOR SPEEDING UP BICYCLE-RELATED PROJECTS IN LAWRENCE.
April 5, 1998
The city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has outlined a formal accounting of desires for improving the bicycle climate in town. The committee’s recommendations cover issues related to education, enforcement and engineering. Here’s a rundown of items to create, hire or finance in the coming weeks, months and years, listed in no particular priority order:
MAYOR BONNIE AUGUSTINE WILL WRAP UP HER YEARLONG TERM AS LAWRENCE MAYOR TUESDAY NIGHT, BUT NOT WITHOUT FEELINGS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.
April 5, 1998
Looking back, Augustine said she took particular pride in several of the commission’s achievements: moving ahead with plans for an expanded and renovated Lawrence Arts Center; building on the city’s economic development climate, including new plants for Sauer-Sundstrand Co. and ProSoCo.; and establishing priorities for parks and recreation projects, including a new indoor aquatic center and outdoor skate park. “I’ll really miss it,” she said. “It’s been a great experience.”
T THE ONLY BASKETBALL-RELATED OPERATIONS RUN BY FORMER KU BASKETBALL PLAYERS.
April 5, 1998
Highlights Video Productions, in Kansas City, Mo., is run by ex-Jayhawks Paul Mokeski and David Magley. The company produces videos for schools, businesses and entertainers nationwide, from Haase’s workout video to a Michael Bolton softball video. Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware, 2124 Del., is owned by Chris Piper, a Lawrence native and forward on KU’s 1988 national championship team. Piper’s company originally focused on printing T-shirts and other sportswear, but today boasts nearly $2 million in annual sales, most of it from glassware for the 250 brewpubs he supplies nationwide.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A laptop computer, valued at $4,000, was reported stolen sometime between 1 p.m. March 26 and 8:20 a.m. Wednesday from KanArts, 1423 Haskell. Police said the computer was taken from an unlocked office.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
April 5, 1998
* Criminal damage was reported Friday at a construction site in the 2300 block of Packer Road. Plumbing bolts were placed in an oil filter, causing $2,000 in damage. The damage occurred between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, police reports said. Emergency calls
LECTURES, FILMS BOLSTER EXHIBITIONS
April 5, 1998
A number of events have been scheduled in conjunction with the “Robert Motherwell on Paper: Gesture, Variation, Continuity” and “Ubu’s Almanac: Alfred Jarry and the Graphic Arts” exhibitions at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The events, which will be held in the museum’s auditorium, unless otherwise noted, include: * Thursday: “Robert Motherwell’s `Figure Before Blackness,”’ lecture by David Cateforis, KU assistant professor of art history, 7 p.m.
MORTIMER SHOWS COMMAND OF LANGUAGE
April 5, 1998
Felix in the Underworld John Mortimer
S WORKS TO THE MASSES
April 5, 1998
The program will include “Peter and the Wolf” and music written by Benjamin Britten.
CODE PUTS SMALL BUSINESSES ON WRONG SIDE OF LAW
April 5, 1998
Advocates of such changes say cities nationwide are overly restrictive of business in an era when so much work is done with computers, modems and fax machines.
THE EMERGING SPRING TAKES US BACK TO PLANTING RITUALS IN FALL AS WELL AS OUR CHILDHOOD.
April 5, 1998
After weathering the cold, snowy winter, we look with great anticipation to the upcoming gardening season. We have been patient long enough. Our gardening books and seed catalogs have been taunting us for months with promises of colorful new varieties of flowers. Burrowed at home in the dark evenings, our minds have planted these glorious flowers many times over as we waited out the long winter. Now, as winter has ended and spring is officially here, our impatience begins. The lengthening days have not gone unnoticed. And the occasional warm days have tempted us. We have eagerly looked for and seen the first robin of the season. We can smell the freshness of spring as we step outdoors.
PLACES AND FACES
April 5, 1998
Commerce Title LLC has been established in the Free State Business Center, 1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite C-1. President Paul Pendry, a veteran of real estate sales and building, said the company would act as agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. Renee Proffitt, senior vice president, will manage the closing department. Daryl Schlesselman is vice president and manager of the title department. Amelia Gerrity is office manager. *
T THE ONLY BASKETBALL-RELATED OPERATIONS RUN BY FORMER KU BASKETBALL PLAYERS.
April 5, 1998
Highlight Video Productions, in Kansas City, is run by ex-Jayhawks Paul Mokeski and David Magley. The company is producing Haase’s workout video. Grandstand Sportswear, 2124 Del., is owned by Chris Piper, a Lawrence native and forward on KU’s 1988 national championship team. The company provides shirts for Haase’s camps.
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April 5, 1998
Balancing the needs of the community against the interests of individual property owners isn’t always an easy task. NIMBY: Not in my back yard. It’s a protest public officials often hear when trying to find a location for a new public facility. It’s a perennial dilemma that pits the interests of the community at large against the interests of nearby property owners.
S NCAA TOURNAMENT. WITH GOOD REASON.
April 5, 1998
North Carolina crybaby Makhtar Ndiaye claimed Utah freshman Britton Johnsen had used the N-word in their confrontations during the Ute-Tar Heel game, won in an stunner by Utah. Majerus immediately declared, via television to the world, that Johnsen does not use such terms and that if he did, he (Majerus) would resign. The Ute coach further called Ndiaye’s bluff to the ultimate by saying he’d fly Johnsen to North Carolina, let UNC pick their lie detector experts and have Johnsen take a test to clear his name. Young Johnsen faced the nation and said he and Ndiaye had exchanged words. The UNC senior had promised the freshman he would whip him; the freshman later told the hulking senior that Johnsen was the one kicking butt. Johnsen’s teammates backed him and one Ute, who received a forearm from Ndiaye (caught on camera), called the Carolina guy a liar, which it turned out he was.
CODE PUTS SMALL BUSINESSES ON WRONG SIDE OF LAW
April 5, 1998
Advocates of such changes say cities nationwide are overly restrictive of business in an era when so much work is done with computers, modems and fax machines.
RUGBY PLAYERS GET DOWN AND DIRTY
April 5, 1998
Cold winds and muddy fields aren’t deterring hundreds of rugby players from competing in Lawrence this weekend.
SHERIFF LOREN ANDERSON WILL ASK THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH OTTAWA COUNTY FOR INMATE HOUSING.
April 5, 1998
The Ottawa County Detention Center opened a year ago with 52 beds, four of which are used for female inmates. The center currently contracts with Sedgwick, Johnson and Wyandotte counties to house inmates from those counties. Anderson said the new contract with Ottawa County, which lies just north of Salina, is necessary to deal with the rising inmate numbers in the Douglas County Jail. The jail constantly houses more inmates than its capacity of 50.
LHS GRAD FLIES UNFRIENDLY SKIES
April 5, 1998
Air Force Capt. Garth Terlizzi Jr. helped enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq this year on his first tour in the Persian Gulf.
HEARTS
April 5, 1998
Life as a bear isn’t as fun as you might think, but reading about it can be. Jezebel Jones had an unbearable day. It seems she slipped into a bear-skin suit while its bones were out for a swim, and she just couldn’t seem to make anyone listen to her.
POST-KU, HAASE REBOUNDS IN BUSINESS
April 5, 1998
Jerod Haase is fast breaking to a successful business career based on his basketball background.
MISSED THE BOAT IN SOME RESPECTS
April 5, 1998
We took our grandchildren to see “Titanic.” We didn’t want to be the only people in America who had never seen the movie. By the time we got out of the theater it had cost us about $25, including popcorn for the kids. My problem is that I saw “Gone with the Wind” in 1940 for 35 cents. We watched the Academy Awards and saw “Titanic” wipe out the opposition. I rather pulled for Gloria Stuart. I’ve never liked Kim Basinger, who won. She looks like the girls in Preston, Idaho, my mother always described as “tough.”
* CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS FINALIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY NOTES FOR THE WAKARUSA RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AND THE EUDORA DRAINAGE PROJECTS.
April 5, 1998
* Consider approval of a recommendation to award contracts for vehicles. * Consider approval of a contract for mowing of county rights of way.
April 5, 1998
* Proclaim April “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” * Approve appointments recommended by Mayor Bonnie Augustine: Jacqueline Davis to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board, Kathryn D. von Ende to the Sister Cities Advisory Board, and Craig Penzler and Jill Fincher to the Library Board. Matt Taylor would be appointed to the Traffic Safety Commission; Jerry Sloan and Don Shepard also would be reappointed.
JOB FAIR PARTICIPANTS HOPE TO GET TO WORK
April 5, 1998
Saturday’s Employment Marketplace helped match people with part-time or full-time jobs.
NEW LAWRENCE MAYOR READIES TO-DO LIST
April 5, 1998
Marty Kennedy finished first in the 1997 Lawrence City Commission election. Tuesday night he is expected to be elected mayor.
POST-KU, HAASE REBOUNDS IN BUSINESS
April 5, 1998
Jerod Haase is fast breaking to a successful business career built on his basketball background.
SEVEN PLAYERS SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES TO LEAD MISSOURI TO A 116-97 VICTORY OVER KANSAS IN THE GREATER KANSAS CITY BASKETBALL COACHES ASSN. ALL-STAR CLASSIC.
April 5, 1998
Missouri was the greater team in Saturday’s Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Assn. All-Star Classic at Hale Arena. Missouri’s all-stars outscored Kansas 58-37 in the final 16 minutes to trip Kansas, 116-97, in the second annual event.
S PRIORITIES BE PUT IN WRITING.
April 5, 1998
Commissioners will be the ones deciding which, if any, of the priorities get implemented. Commissioners plan to establish their own goals for the year during a study session April 17. Another key component: the city’s budget process, which already is under way and will face public hearings during the summer before being approved in August.
ART TOUGEAU MEETING SLATED FOR WEDNESDAY
April 5, 1998
The Art Tougeau planning committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheatfields, Ninth and Vermont. Art Tougeau is a parade of arts cars scheduled for May 2 in downtown Lawrence. For more information, call 841-4598.
THE SHOW, ALTHOUGH SMALL, CONTAINS SOME RARE WORKS.
April 5, 1998
Alfred Jarry is a French playwright, best known for his satirical theatrical farce, “Ubu Roi,” and his notorious behavior in 1890s Paris. So why is he the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art?
GIVE YOUR PINE TREES A GOOD INSPECTION AS WE HEAD INTO SPRING.
April 5, 1998
Have you noticed that one or more pine trees on your property do not look healthy? There are several diseases and insects that affect pine trees. Pine wilt
MICHAEL ALLEN WAS SURPRISED TO BE NAMED A CO-CAPTAIN ON THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM, BUT COACH TERRY ALLEN WAS THRILLED.
April 5, 1998
Michael Allen has started a grand total of three games during his three-year Kansas University football career. So imagine his surprise when he learned this spring his teammates had voted him a co-captain — along with quarterback Zac Wegner — for his senior year.
NED KEHDE COLUMN
April 5, 1998
For winters on end, La Cygne Lake has been an ace in the hole for anglers around eastern Kansas. During even the worst of winter spells, it is a place where an angler can get afloat and temper an eruption of fishing fever when the only alternative is to traipse across the ice in pursuit of crappie. Even though January, February and March are seldom the most fruitful mouths for plying La Cygne’s warm water, heated by the turbines that generate electricity for Kansas City Power and Light Co., anglers can catch some big fish.
STUNNING VICTORY IN THE 1988 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
April 5, 1998
Former Kansas standouts Mike Maddox and Chris Piper celebrated the 10-year anniversary of KU’s last NCAA basketball championship by playing a sport on Saturday. Golf.
S MOST RECOGNIZED ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTERS.
April 5, 1998
Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell was as interested in paper as he was in what ended up on it. Motherwell used delicate rice papers and other varieties of paper stock not only as surfaces on which to brush his ink and oil paints but also as an element of the work itself.
NURSING PROGRAM EXPANDS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND
April 5, 1998
Hinch Hall and Taylor annex are giving way to make room for progress in the School of Nursing at KU Medical Center.