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S SPIRITUAL LADDER
April 24, 1998
Two Lawrence teachers of Zen Buddhism recently were promoted at a ceremony in Rhode Island.
LAWRENCE TEACHER WINS DRAWINGTRIP
April 24, 1998
A Lawrence teacher won a trip for two to Hawaii when her name was drawn Thursday from thousands of entries in the Journal-World’s Scramblr’ contest. Patty Hill, a third-grade teacher at St. John’s School, 1208 Ky., was picked as the winner of the contest.
PLANNERS TO MEET ON GOLF COMPLEX
April 24, 1998
The Lawrence-Douglas County Commission will meet Wednesday to discuss proposals on a golf-complex addition and residential development. These agenda items were left over from their meeting Wednesday.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
April 24, 1998
Michael H. Shaw, 38, Lawrence, and Susan C. Kemp, Lawrence. Jimmie G. Spencer, 35, Lawrence, and Amanda Nellie Stanwix, 22, Lawrence.
ROOFING TAR PUTS VICTIM INTO KUMC
April 24, 1998
A man who was burned by roofing tar while doing repair work on a Lawrence grocery store was listed in serious condition Thursday night at an area hospital. Servando Vasquez, Winchester, was admitted to the burn unit at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after he was burned on his hands and arms about 1:50 p.m. while working at Food 4 Less, 2525 Iowa.
SWJHS CHOIR ENTERTAINS ELDERLY
April 24, 1998
She sat perfectly still, closed her eyes and moved her foot to the strains of “Moon River.” The music came from the Southwest Junior High School choir, but the song took Sterling House resident Beryl Hobbs years back in time.
PLANNING COMMISSION HONORS MEMBER
April 24, 1998
Joe Baker, who has been a member of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission since 1992, was honored for his service Wednesday night. The commission held a short reception in his honor and presented him with a certificate of appreciation from the Lawrence City Commission and the Douglas County Commission.
JEAN ANDERSON
April 24, 1998
Graveside services for Jean Anderson, 73, of Corona, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakhill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Anderson died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Corona Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Anderson was born June 24, 1924, in Lawrence.
COLLEGE FUND TRUSTEE SALUTES HINU STUDENTS
April 24, 1998
A board member of a group that funds scholarships to American Indians visited Haskell Indian Nations University on Thursday.
LOCAL POLICE TO HONOR OFFICER SLAIN ON DUTY
April 24, 1998
One of three Lawrence police officers who died while in the line of duty will be remembered today.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 24, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Hitachi television, Aiwa stereo, 100 compact discs, four pairs of jeans, a Hitachi VCR and a Nintendo video game console, valued at a total of $2,250, were reported stolen from a residence in the 1000 section of Kansas Highway 40 between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday.
THE CITY OF LAWRENCE HAS ALLOCATED $3.1 MILLION FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER. WHAT FUND OR BUDGET LINE WILL THIS COME FROM? WOULD THE CITY HAVE FUNDED THE EXPANSION AWAY FROM THE CARN
April 24, 1998
“The city has allocated $3.625 million toward the modernization and expansion of the publicly owned building known as the Carnegie Library,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. Here’s the financial breakdown:
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
April 24, 1998
Season tickets for the 1998-‘99 Lied Center Series are on sale at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS. Single tickets will go on sale to Friends of the Lied Series members and season subscribers on June 8 and to the general public on June 15.
HOST FAMILY PROGRAM TO CONDUCT FARM TOUR
April 24, 1998
The Lawrence Host Family Program will conduct a farm tour for Kansas University international students and host families from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The departure for the tour will be from the large parking lot at the Burge Union on the KU campus at 2 p.m. By 4:15 p.m., the tour should arrive at the Richard and Virginia Clark home at 1722 E. 1500 Rd.
ROBBERY SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE
April 24, 1998
Police were still searching Thursday for a suspect in a robbery at the Hampton Inn Wednesday night. The alleged robber took $295 from the front desk of the motel, fleeing in an unknown direction with the money in a plastic grocery bag at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday. He was described by police as being in his late-30s to early-40s, 5 feet 8 inches, and 160 pounds with brown hair and a mustache.
USES
April 24, 1998
Trying to figure out what that piece of junk in the basement is and what it’s use is supposed to be? K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County has a program for you. “What Is It and How Do I Use It,” will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Extension center, 2110 Harper. Participants are encouraged to bring household or garage items for identification.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH HONORS STUDENT-ATHLETES
April 24, 1998
West Junior High School’s athletic department held a breakfast celebration for students who were selected as National Student-Athletes on April 10. Each of the students received a certificate and will appear in Who’s Who Among American High School Students as the school’s selections. Megan Cram is the cheerleading representative. Brad Pohl and Kristin Bock are the basketball honorees. Jacob Coffman was selected for football. Katie Rhodes was chosen for volleyball. Betsy Killough and Spencer Hilt are the tennis representatives. Each player’s coach was also invited to the awards breakfast. *
AN EVENING WITH A SCHINDLER JEW AT KU OPENED A WINDOW TO A LIFE MORE REMARKABLE THAN FICTION.
April 24, 1998
The son of a Polish violinist, labeled subhuman for his Jewish heritage, said Thursday that he learned a valuable lesson during five years of Nazi terror. “I learned about differences between people. There are none,” said Alex Rosner, who escaped death in a gas chamber by relying on an accordion, typhus fever, snowballs and intervention by Oskar Schindler.
T BEEN THE SAME SINCE.
April 24, 1998
Now, when the weather permits, Fritchen can be seen afloat at least once a week, trying to subdue the fever, at Lone Star Lake and other nearby waters. When the fishing bug bit him, Fritchen was 27 years old. He had dabbled in the outdoors periodically in his youth. But it was primarily pheasant hunting near his birthplace in Russell County. Seldom did he venture to nearby Wilson Lake to test those waters for white bass, striped bass and walleye, which was a grand fishery for those species during Fritchen’s teen years of the 1980s.
KNEE-JERK ANALYSTS
April 24, 1998
The Joe Camel and “entertainment smoking” flap provides a good example of the rote responses of some to Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich. There are among us too many people who are willing to accept or reject, carte blanche, opinions of certain public figures — no analysis, no questions asked.
XAVIER AVILA EARNED ALL-AMERICA HONORS A YEAR AGO BY ADVANCING TO THE NCAA ROUND OF 16 IN LOS ANGELES.
April 24, 1998
Spaniard Xavier Avila is an All-American and proud of it. “I would be lying if I said my happiest moment was something besides becoming an All-American,” said Avila, Kansas University’s 24-year-old senior singles tennis standout from Barcelona, Spain.
NO-NO SPARKS LHS
April 24, 1998
Lawrence High, keyed by Jeff Davis’ no-hitter in the first game, swept a baseball doubleheader from Shawnee Mission South.
NO. 1 FULLBACK THIS SPRING, AND HE HOPES TO STAY HEALTHY ONCE FALL TWO-A-DAYS ROLL AROUND.
April 24, 1998
Last year, Tyrus Fontenot was the football equivalent of the equinoxes. He sprung forward in the spring and fell back in the fall.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 24, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Hitachi television, Aiwa stereo, 100 compact discs, four pairs of jeans, a Hitachi VCR and a Nintendo video game console, valued at a total of $2,250, were reported stolen from a residence in the 1000 section of Kansas Highway 40 between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday.
WORK
April 24, 1998
About 90 children and grandchildren of AlliedSignal employees learned what their parents do all day as part of the company’s Youth Day program.
TRASH DUMPING DOWN IN COUNTY
April 24, 1998
Dumping trash in rural areas of Douglas County — epidemic in years past — has taken somewhat of a hiatus, county officials and rural residents report. County resident Phyllis Ogburn, who lives about two miles southeast of Lawrence, used to have to contend with a nearby site where people dumped their trash for pickup by a private company. A “No Dumping” sign was placed nearby and the problem was mostly solved.
S ROOTING FOR CHICAGO AND MICHAEL JORDAN DURING THE NBA PLAYOFFS.
April 24, 1998
So far, two NBA teams — the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets — have fired their coaches this postseason. Also, Detroit and Toronto named interim coaches during the regular season and may yet make changes.
NEW FIRE TRUCK SPARKS EXCITEMENT
April 24, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel began training this week with their new weapon against fire.
LIED CENTER SERIES LINEUP UNVEILED
April 24, 1998
The 1998-‘99 season will bring Itzhak Perlman, Bela Fleck and a tribute to Patsy Cline to the Lied Center stage.
GATED COMPLEX PLANS RETURN
April 24, 1998
A Texas developer is planning an upscale, gated project in south Lawrence.
USES
April 24, 1998
Trying to figure out what that piece of junk in the basement is and what it’s use is supposed to be? K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County has a program for you. “What Is It and How Do I Use It,” will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Extension center, 2110 Harper. Participants are encouraged to bring household or garage items for identification.
THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE WILL SOON BE LOOKING FOR A NEW COMMISSIONER, BUT KU ATHLETICS DIRECTOR BOB FREDERICK IS TIGHT-LIPPED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF REPLACING STEVE HATCHELL.
April 24, 1998
Big 12 Conference commissioner Steve Hatchell is a lame duck, but Hatchell’s short-term status hasn’t prompted Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick to mail a resume to Dallas. Frederick was runner-up when Hatchell was named commissioner of the new conference in March of 1995.
WORTH SEEING
April 24, 1998
Anton Chekhov’s classic “The Sea Gull” is often described as a comic play. Yet, while the play does have some funny lines, there’s nothing humorous about its characters or what happens to them. None of Chekhov’s characters are likable. They are people who love, but whose love is never returned by the one they desire. They are driven to cruelty, craziness or indifference.
AUTHORITIES CREDIT TIP FOR BREAK IN BALDWIN MURDER
April 24, 1998
The Crime Stoppers tip that eventually led to the arrests of two suspects in connection with the death of Robert Baldwin may pay off for an unidentified informant.
April 24, 1998
ILLUMINATES
April 24, 1998
Fashions from the Old and New Testaments helped a group explore the contributions of women in the church.