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MOTEL ROBBED
April 23, 1998
Police are searching for a white male in his late-30s to early 40s who robbed the Hampton Inn Wednesday night of an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the suspect entered the business, 2300 W. Sixth, and demanded money from the clerk at the main desk around 10:50 p.m. He told the woman to go in a back room and fled the building with the money in plastic grocery bag. He left in an unknown direction.
BIG 12 WOMEN TO TEE UP FRIDAY
April 23, 1998
Kansas will be hoping to slip into the first division at the Big 12 women’s golf championships Friday through Sunday at the Austin-Oklahoma course. Kansas, currently ranked 49th nationally, is rated below six other conference teams.
IN 1898
April 23, 1998
On April 23, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of Dr. Wylie Woodruff, KU football coach, who was trying to raise a troop of KU men to join a regiment to join the army and go to fight the Spanish. A mass meeting at the university chapel had been called by Woodruff and at it a chance would be given to enroll. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
THE POPULAR SITCOM ALSO HAS SOME CRITICS, WHO ARE GLAD THE SHOW IS LEAVING.
April 23, 1998
he Final Four begins today — just in time for the new sweeps period. That’s right, the last four original episodes of “Seinfeld” starts at 8 p.m. and will culminate May 14 with the NBC sitcom’s one-hour finale, which will be preceded by an hourlong clip show of past highlights.
BIRTHS
April 23, 1998
Jimmy and Evette Washington, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. Michael and Ellen Crowe, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
POOL PROBLEMS
April 23, 1998
Delaying a pool project in Baldwin might be better than building a pool that few people want. If one more public vote could help Baldwin residents get the swimming pool they want, it may be worthwhile to delay the troubled project a little longer.
ON
April 23, 1998
The Lawrence country-western group is one of the bands on the Omega music festival’s lineup.
KIRK ST. JAMES BEGINS NEW LIFE AFTER TENDERLOIN STINT
April 23, 1998
The musician is turning away from punk and toward his Texas roots.
COUNTY SEEKS TO BOOST CORRECTIONS STAFF
April 23, 1998
Douglas County commissioners would rather hire a new intensive-probation officer than add more jail space.
WHEN WAS THE INTERSECTION OF 11TH AND CONNECTICUT MADE A FOUR-WAY STOP? WHY WAS IT MADE A FOUR-WAY STOP?
April 23, 1998
“Historical records indicate that the four-way stop was established by the Lawrence City Commission in July 1987,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “The reason for a four-way stop installation is traffic volumes on the intersecting streets and accident history.”
AREA AGENCY ON AGING REQUESTING PROPOSALS
April 23, 1998
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is requesting proposals for services under the Senior Care and Income Eligible Home Care programs for fiscal year 1999, which begins July 1. The program provides in-home services for frail elderly without a required fee from the consumer. There are no local resource match requirements.
KEYBOARD PLAYER HEATS UP HI-JINX CLUB
April 23, 1998
Here’s a tip: Mark your calendar for the upcoming Sin City Disciple show. Nitro-fueled surf? Well, maybe butane. One of the West Coast’s premiere surf bands, the Bomboras recently rocked the Hi-Jinx Lounge, 1117 Mass. The keyboard player was like a beatnik Jerry Lee Lewis, tossing his keyboard around in a frenzy and even lighting the organ and the drummer’s cymbals on fire. They had so much fun, they decided to stay for an encore performance the following night.
MOTEL ROBBED
April 23, 1998
Police are searching for a white male in his late 30s to early 40s who robbed the Hampton Inn Wednesday night of an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the suspect entered the business, 2300 W. Sixth, and demanded money from the clerk at the main desk around 10:50 p.m. He told the woman to go in a back room and fled the building with the money in a plastic grocery bag. He left in an unknown direction.
CONSULTANTS BEGIN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
April 23, 1998
Consultants for the Lawrence school district will return in May with a list of candidates for the superintendent position.
EDUCATORS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SAYERS
April 23, 1998
Hall of Fame running back Gayle Sayers will be honored Saturday at Kansas University for his community service and commitment to education. Sayers, who has helped raise $45,000 for student scholarships through an annual golf tournament in Lawrence, will receive the 1998 Apple Award for Distinguished Achievement in Education.
CITY DEADLINES: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CITY-SPONSORED KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIXTH GRADE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SUMMER LEAGUES IS FRIDAY. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL REC CENTERS. GIRLS SOFTBALL DEADLIN
April 23, 1998
* Tallman at Butler CC: Scott Tallman, a 1997 Lawrence High graduate, has a 4-2 mound record at Butler County CC in El Dorado after pitching the Grizzlies to a 5-1 win over Hutchinson CC last week.
NCAA ALLOWS PART-TIME WORK FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES
April 23, 1998
Reaction around the Kansas University athletics department to the NCAA’s decision to allow student-athletes to hold part-time jobs during the school year was mixed Wednesday. Coaches almost uniformly praised the intent but questioned the implementation, while athletes wondered aloud whether they’d even be able to take advantage of the new rule.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
April 23, 1998
* Lawrence police detectives arrested Kenneth Bernard Lee Jr., 24, of Lawrence, Wednesday on a Wyandotte County warrant for aggravated assault and a charge of possession of an unspecified controlled substance with intent to sell. He was booked into Douglas County jail at 10:44 a.m. He was being held without bond Wednesday night.
S HOSPITAL FIGHT
April 23, 1998
A legal fight to prevent a for-profit hospital from opening in Lawrence already has cost the city $45,000, and it’s not over yet. Lawrence city commissioners, who in December 1996 rejected a permit application from Columbia Healthcare Corp. to open a new $20 million private hospital in town, are moving ahead with plans to appeal a judge’s decision that would overturn the city’s ruling.
LIFE
April 23, 1998
Vanessa Redgrave creates a superb characterization of the author.
S OWNERS TO MARK 20 YEARS WITH CELEBRATION
April 23, 1998
Johnny’s isn’t the sleepy little north-of-the-river tavern it used to be.
STUDENT ORCHESTRAS TO GIVE SPRING CONCERT
April 23, 1998
Lawrence youth orchestras will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Free State High School. More than 400 students from Lawrence High School, Free State High School, junior high schools, sixth-grade classes and the Lawrence Youth Symphony are scheduled to perform.
MOVIE ACTOR TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS
April 23, 1998
Paul Rudd, a Kansas native who stars in the new movie “The Object of My Affection” with Jennifer Aniston, will appear Saturday at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe. He will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the food court and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the fashion court.
BECAUSE IT IS A MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE, EAGLE BEND, WHEN IT OPENSPROBABLY IN JULYWILL OFFER REASONABLE RATES.
April 23, 1998
How reasonable? Cheaper than Alvamar, but more expensive than the Orchards, Lawrence’s two other public layouts.
SENIOR ADVISERS
April 23, 1998
Douglas County commissioners appointed two new members to the 17-member board of directors for Douglas County Senior Services on Wednesday: Stuart Dorsey, vice president and academic dean for the college of art and sciences at Baker University.
MAXWELL B. METCALF
April 23, 1998
Memorial services for Maxwell B. Metcalf, 89, Lecanto, Fla., will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Metcalf died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at the Surrey Place nursing care facility in Lecanto, Fla.
KANSAS CAMPAIGN MONEY
April 23, 1998
Following are the campaign contributions by category for state House and Senate seats in the 1996 election, according to the Kansas Alliance for Campaign Reform. * Business — $2.53 million (53.2 percent).
CAMPING OUT COULD BE FUN. THEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY …
April 23, 1998
Many books on the fad-conscious market these days tout the “enjoyable yet inexpensive” pastime fondly called “camping out.” A more descriptive title for this family-oriented exercise would be “Pure Hell.” These books are correct in their claim that camping out is inexpensive, but what these books casually fail to mention are the aftermath costs. These traditionally include: chiropractor’s bills, intensive marital counseling, hip replacements and divorce settlements. Suddenly this “enjoyable yet inexpensive” vacation is cost equivalent to a small suburban home.
CHRISTIAN ROCK TOUR MAKES U-TURN INTO CITY
April 23, 1998
Four bands with a variety of rock music styles hope to send a message of hope at a free concert.
THE PAR-72 EAGLE BEND COURSE WILL MEASURE ABOUT 5,600 FEET FROM THE FRONT TEES, 6,200 FROM THE MIDDLE TEES AND 6,900 FROM THE BACK TEES.
April 23, 1998
It is Lawrence’s best golf course by a dam site. That much we know.
KBI LAB CHIEF FOCUSES ON ACCREDITATION
April 23, 1998
A DNA expert from Lincoln, Neb., is taking over the reins at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s two laboratories.
YOUNG ARTISTS WANT TO EARN LIVING FROM WORK
April 23, 1998
Two Lawrence men are working to disprove the myth that to be a young artist you have to be starving.
USES PLAY-WITHIN-A-PLAY DEVICE
April 23, 1998
Anton Chekhov’s comedy explores the relationship between the theater and the society it serves.
S HOT IN MUSIC, FASHION AND MAKEUP? ASK JENNIFUR BRANDT
April 23, 1998
Fashion designer Anna Sui, The Wallflowers and Marilyn Manson are among the 300 subscribers of Brandt’s trendy ‘zine.
WE HAVE WOODPECKERS THAT ARE PECKING ON OUR HOUSE. WHY HAVE THEY CHOSEN OUR HOUSE, AND HOW DO WE GET RIDE OF THEM?
April 23, 1998
“The woodpeckers have chosen (your) house because they get a good resonating sound when they drum on it,” said Richard Johnston, curator emeritus of ornithology at the Kansas University Museum of Natural History. “It’s an excellent substitute for a hollow tree. They communicate with other woodpeckers by drumming.”
SMALL TRACTORS BIG HIT WITH HOBBYISTS
April 23, 1998
A couple of area residents are hoping to start a club for miniature tractor owners in Lawrence.
PARKING HAZARDS
April 23, 1998
To the editor: I would like to comment on a parking deck being located between the Senior Center and the library.
SHAKESPEARE LIVES AT FREE STATE HIGH
April 23, 1998
Free State High School students donned costumes Wednesday to celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare.
KU PROGRAM TO TARGET ASPIRING FEMALE ENGINEERS
April 23, 1998
A weeklong summer program for high school women interested in engineering will be held in June at Kansas University. The program, called Project Discovery, will run June 7 to 13 and is open to 30 young women who are juniors or seniors in high school.
MOVIE ACTOR TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS
April 23, 1998
Paul Rudd, a former Kansas resident who stars in the new movie “The Object of My Affection” with Jennifer Aniston, will appear Saturday at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe. He will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the food court and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the fashion court.
WILL END.
April 23, 1998
As the last “Seinfeld” episode gets closer, some Lawrence residents aren’t really sure how the series will end. But ask the question, and they’ll give you an answer. “Maybe Jerry and Elaine will get back together,” Chris Lindley, a Kansas University student, said.
LOCAL MUSIC
April 23, 1998
The Lawrence Chamber Players’ season finale will feature Bach’s “Magnificat,” which the composer wrote in 1723 for his first Christmas at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. The work, conducted by Juan Francisco La Manna, includes three piccolo trumpets, timpani and solo arias — a soprano with oboe, alto with two flutes, dramatic tenor with strings and siciliano for alto and tenor with flutes.
CARIBE BASKS IN ISLAND RHYTHMS
April 23, 1998
The seven-member band is nearing its second decade of playing in Lawrence venues.
S INTEREST IN POETRY
April 23, 1998
The bookstore has numerous activities planned for National Poetry Month.
S PROVIDES OPTION TO STANDARD BURGER FARE
April 23, 1998
The fast-food restaurant’s decor courts hungry students from nearby Free State High School.
KU FOOTBALL TRAINING
April 23, 1998
Kansas University will not field a weight-lifting team next year. It will, however, field a football team, so it’s not hard to figure the emphasis of new KU football strength coach Kevin Coleman.
VE HEARD THAT DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE JEAN SHEPHERD MADE A COMMENT ABOUT TEEN-AGERS NOT BEING ABLE TO WEAR THE COLOR BLUE BECAUSE IT MEANS THEY ARE GANG-AFFILIATED WITH THE CRIPS, AND I WAS WOND
April 23, 1998
Shepherd declined to respond to this question, an assistant in her office said. However, Lawrence police officers and officials from the Douglas County District Attorney’s office specializing in stopping gang activity have said on several occasions that teens wearing a specific color of clothing does not in itself mean they are a member of a gang.
HOLLAND A. STITT
April 23, 1998
Graveside services for Holland A. “Holly” Stitt, 83, Ottawa, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery. Mr. Stitt died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, in Ottawa.
NCAA OPENS CAN OF WORKS WITH NEW WORK RULE
April 23, 1998
The NCAA may have opened a can of worms on Wednesday, yet Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick vows complete compliance. “We’re obviously going to support the rule,” Frederick said, “and we’ll be working to see that the rule is adminstered properly.”
FIRE SHUTS DOWN MASS. STBRIDGE
April 23, 1998
No one was hurt in the Wednesday night fire, and officials said they didn’t believe the bridge sustained any structural damage.
PLANNERS REJECT EQUESTRIAN CENTER
April 23, 1998
Neighbors trotted out concerns that ranged from traffic safety to horse manure. And those complaints spurred the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission Wednesday night to unanimously recommend rejection of a permit for an equestrian center southeast of the Clinton Lake dam.
HUD WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON ENTERPRISE ZONES
April 23, 1998
A workshop will be held Monday in Kansas City, Mo., to help communities compete for a designation as one of 15 new “empowerment zones” proposed by President Clinton. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Crown Center. It is designed to help local government officials, members of community groups and other nonprofit groups work together to create applications for the Enterprise Zone competition. The zones will be designated following a national competition. They will be eligible for a broad range of federal tax incentives to stimulate job creation and economic development in economically distressed areas.
STATE CAMPAIGN REFORM UNLIKELY, LEGISLATORS SAY
April 23, 1998
About 40 people attended a public forum on campaign finance reform in Kansas.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 23, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A computer and 36 rolls of toilet paper, valued at a total of $1,206, were reported stolen between 3:45 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. Monday at an apartment at 536 Fireside.
ANNA JANE ANTONE
April 23, 1998
Graveside services for Anna Jane Antone, 100, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Antone died Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at the Ottawa Retirement Village.
ALLIEDSIGNAL SALES ROSE IN FIRST QUARTER
April 23, 1998
AlliedSignal Inc. cited high sales in its aerospace and engineered materials businesses on Wednesday for a 16 percent increase in first-quarter profit. The maker of aerospace and automotive products, chemicals, fibers and plastics earned $300 million, or 52 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, up from $259 million, or 45 cents a share, a year earlier.
SECOND ARREST MADE IN MURDER CASE
April 23, 1998
Investigators believe robbery was a motive in the death of Robert Baldwin.
A HIGH NOTE
April 23, 1998
To the editor: Congratulations to Janeal Krehbiel, Marilyn Epp, Pam Bushouse, Tam Anspac, soloists, and the Lawrence Children’s Choir and Choristers for a wonderful concert last Sunday! What beautiful sound, excellent diction, accurate rhythmic execution and fine intonation we were treated to!