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I READ THAT DOUGLAS COUNTY AIDS PROJECT WILL HAVE ENTERTAINMENT AT ITS RED RIBBON FLIGHTS FUND-RAISING EVENT. WHAT KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT?
August 13, 1998
Nine performers are on the bill. DCAP’s Red Ribbon Flights, where people can pay to take a 15- to 20-minute airplane ride over the Lawrence area between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, will feature live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, north of the Kansas River on U.S. Highway 24-40. Information from DCAP lists the performers as Steve Dill, Natalie Cox, Lance Fahy, Beth Scalet, Greg Allen, Carol Dressler with a special guest from Los Angeles, Kim Allison and the band Saucy Jack. Advance reservations for flights are available by calling 843-0040.
ORCHARDS TOURNEY
August 13, 1998
The Orchards Junior Golf Tournament will be held at 9 a.m., Aug. 20 at the Orchards. The tournament is 18 holes with three flights for golfers 16 and under. Entry fee is $29. For information call Ed White at the Orchards.
CUTLINE
August 13, 1998
Kasey Waite, 5, sleeps on the lap of her mother, Brenda Waite, and waits for her sister to compete in the pedal tractor pull at the Douglas County Free Fair.
FESTIVE MEXICAN CUISINE
August 13, 1998
What: La Tropicana restaurant. Where: 434 Locust.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
August 13, 1998
What: “Must Seen,” rock and roll photographs by Anne Tangeman. Where: The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth.
BLINK-182 TOUTS ITS TOILET HUMOR
August 13, 1998
The band will make a stop on its Poo Poo Pee Pee tour Friday in Lawrence.
FORMER KANSAS VAULTERS PLACE IN ZURICH COMPETITION
August 13, 1998
Zurich, Switzerland — Former Kansas pole vaulters Pat Manson and Scott Huffman placed fifth and seventh respectively at Wednesday’s Zurich International meet. Manson cleared 19-0 1/2 and Huffman 18-8 1/2. Russia’s Maksim Tarasov won at 19-2 3/4.
August 13, 1998
A cheesy whodunit masquerading as an intelligent thriller, “Snake Eyes” fails to deliver the goods after a rollicking and promising start. The plot of “Snake Eyes” feels like it was scribbled down on cocktail napkins between Manhattans and Rold Golds at some middling Hollywood watering hole: troubled cop uncovers government conspiracy after an assassination, during a hurricane in an Atlantic City, N.J. boxing arena.
S EFFECT ON THE ENTIRE WESTERN THEATER.
August 13, 1998
As the 135th anniversary of William Quantrill’s bloody raid on Lawrence draws near, historian Katie Armitage has been studying how people carry on in tragedy’s aftermath. At least one of her chosen texts isn’t a Civil War history; it’s Jon Krakauer’s bestseller “Into Thin Air.”
A KANSAS UNIVERSITY GRAD IS FEATURED IN THE LATEST MIRA SORVINO MOVIE.
August 13, 1998
After years of auditions and reading casting notices, Laura Kirk now finds herself very much in demand. A graduate of Lecompton High School and Kansas University, Kirk has acted in so many shows that she literally cannot remember them all.
RATING THE ROUTES
August 13, 1998
Property owners along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence should voice their opinions now about two proposed plans for expanding the road. The time is now for property owners along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence to express their opinions about a proposed expansion of the road.
POLICE GEARING UP FOR COLLEGE STUDENT SURGE
August 13, 1998
Kansas University residence halls will be swarming with activity this weekend as students move in.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
August 13, 1998
Crissy Lee Broddle and baby boy, Winchester. Births
S YEARLY FAIR
August 13, 1998
Fair organizers, supporters kick back after the dust and corn dogs have settled to brainstorm about ways to improve the event.
THE BEAT OF THE MARCHING BAND STOPS FOR NO ONE.
August 13, 1998
Lawrence High School junior Dennis Shafer is a big fan of the band. Shafer, who has a working relationship with his saxophone, is part of the school’s marching and symphonic bands, but he’s concerned about the students he thinks should be sharing the music but aren’t allowed to because of Lawrence school district band rules.
S TATAMI RHONDORF DRAGONS.
August 13, 1998
Bad Honnef, Germany — Kansas center Eric Chenowith scored three points on one-of-six shooting as the Big 12 Conference All-Stars lost to Germany’s Tatami Rhondorf Dragons, 77-75, on Wednesday. Chenowith, a 7-foot sophomore, hit one of two free throws. The All-Stars (3-2), who spent most of the day traveling from Oostende, Belgium, lost for the second straight night. The Big 12’s six-game European schedule will conclude today in Bonn. The All-Stars will depart for France on Friday and return to the United States on Sunday.
IN 1898
August 13, 1998
On Aug. 13, 1898, the Lawrence Journal reported: “The Santa Fe has put in automatic crossing signals at the railroad crossings at the Barb wire mills (Sixth and New Hampshire) and at the Douglas county mills (Sixth and Massachusetts). The bells ring loudly at the approach of every train from every direction, and give warning that has not otherwise been possible at these crossings which are the most dangerous in the city.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PLAYWRIGHT KAY KUHLMAN USES SEVERAL INNOVATIVE TWISTS.
August 13, 1998
Kay Kuhlman hopes theatergoers realize that posters listing the showtimes for her new play, “Abide the Dawn,” are not the result of a printer’s error. “It would be so easy to look at a poster that says 7 a.m. and assume it means 7 p.m., because that’s what we’re used to,” she said.
RAID
August 13, 1998
Katie Armitage hopes the week-long series of lectures, tours and workshops will focus attention not only on the history of Lawrence, but on the Civil War’s effect on the entire western theater.
August 13, 1998
The actor had to learn to ride a motorcycle for his new film, “Polish Wedding.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 13, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Gun-Ko Traffic Control Inc. of Olathe reported three construction signs and two plastic construction barrels worth $1,050 stolen between 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 7 a.m. Aug. 10 from the 1100 block of Mississippi.
LEFKOWITZ UNRAVELS SMALL-TOWN TRAGEDY
August 13, 1998
The author discovered that the story of his book could be a book within itself.
PELLOM MCDANIELS HAD A CAREER-HIGH 38 TACKLES LAST YEAR AS A BACKUP TO DERRICK THOMAS.
August 13, 1998
Some members of the Chiefs dread their annual trek to this quaint Wisconsin community, population 10,610, nestled in the middle of nowhere. Not Pellom McDaniels.
THE HEAVY METAL BAND GETS ITS ANGER OUT ONSTAGE.
August 13, 1998
Jeff Hanneman seems like any regular guy on the phone. He laughs when telling stories about his heavy metal band and seems to have evaluated where he is and where he is going. But when Hanneman gets onstage he becomes the speed guitarist for Slayer, a band that has sparked controversy since its first album, “Show No Mercy,” was released in 1983.
ACADEMY JUMPS GUN ON PROJECT
August 13, 1998
Douglas County plans to issue a stop-work order today at Bishop Seabury Academy and fine the private school $200 for beginning construction of an addition without a permit. Commissioner Dean Nieder said a neighbor of the school called him Wednesday to ask why the county allowed the school to begin construction without a permit. Knowing that should not be the case, Nieder brought his concerns to the commission’s evening meeting — after he drove out to the site at E. 1850 Road in Eudora Township and saw that workers had poured concrete footings.
KU DOES LAST-MINUTE PRIMPING FOR FIRST DAY
August 13, 1998
Kansas University construction, renovation and residence hall crews are going full steam this week to ready classrooms and residence halls for the massive influx of students.
LOCAL ARTISTS FIND THE CITY RECEPTIVE TO ALL TYPES OF PUBLIC ART.
August 13, 1998
Of the people, by the people, for the people … Lawrence artist Dave Loewenstein takes those constitutional words to heart when he designs murals and mosaics in his east Lawrence studio.
INJURY ACCIDENTS
August 13, 1998
* Chris Cabanas, 19, Lawrence, was listed in good condition Wednesday night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon at 19th and Massachusetts. Cabanas about 4:30 p.m. was driving east on 19th when he ran into the back of a Honda Accord being driven by Alberta New-Moon, 38, Lawrence. Cabanas was not wearing a helmet, officials said.
S BASKETBALL SEASON ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY.
August 13, 1998
The league’s television package, which excludes any preseason tournaments or games on other conference and institutional packages, tips off Saturday, Dec. 5, when Arkansas visits Oklahoma. In all, 25 games on the Big 12 package are network television, including five on ABC and five on CBS.
KU EXHIBIT TO FEATURE KANSAS ARTISTSWORKS
August 13, 1998
An upcoming Spencer Museum of Art exhibit of work by people with Kansas ties runs simultaneously with a show of John Steuart Curry paintings and drawings at Nelson-Atkins Museum.
LA TROPICANA OFFERS TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CUISINE ITS WAY.
August 13, 1998
Tucked away in a north Lawrence residential neighborhood is La Tropicana Mexican restaurant. This business has managed to thrive despite its location off the known local food strips, and is actually an area favorite for many with its spicy taco, tostada, burrito and sancho offerings. When diners go hunting for it they know the taste will be real, and the decor festive, with not one gordita-hawking Chihuahua in sight.
JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER MICHAEL CHANDLER LED KANSAS UNIVERSITY IN RECEPTIONS AND RECEIVING YARDS LAST SEASON.
August 13, 1998
Tanner Hancock and Michael Chandler are a pair of Hondas in a fleet of potential Ferraris. You know, steady, dependable and not at all flashy.
HOOPSTERS FALL AT AAU
August 13, 1998
Lawrence’s Hoopsters fell to Memphis, 60-51, on Wednesday at the 10&Under AAU national tournament. Tyler Knight had 13 points and Quinn Kluteman seven. The Hoopsters, 1-3, will continue tournament play today.
W.D. MARTIN
August 13, 1998
Services for W.D. “Pete” Martin, 76, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
RETREAT PLACES EMPHASIS ON COOPERATION
August 13, 1998
The Kansas Board of Regents and state education officials traded ideas Wednesday afternoon on increasing cooperation among postsecondary institutions.
MID-SUMMER METEOR SHOW OBSCURED BY CLOUDY SKIES
August 13, 1998
Want to make dozens of wishes? The Perseid meteor shower hit its peak Wednesday night, sending dozens and dozens of shooting stars visible to the naked eye streaming through the night sky. And the shooting stars will continue for a while, at least if the weather cooperates.
TEEN TO ENTERTAIN HOMETOWN BEFORE LEAVING
August 13, 1998
Will Brumley organizes a concert before leaving for college; Midsummer Serenade will presented Saturday.
ROLL EXPERIENCE
August 13, 1998
A retrospective photo exhibit features performance shots of area bands.
STEPPING STONE LARI WHITE
August 13, 1998
At once contemporary and traditional, eclectic and commercial, Lari White’s fourth album, “Stepping Stone,” is above all a showcase for her passionate, soulful voice. Tracks such as “You Can’t Go Home Again (Flies on the Butter)” and “John Wayne Walking Away” tap into the warm, expressive tones of her pliable pipes. Both songs elegantly walk the fine line separating country from folk and pop. Then White turns playful and sexy on “This Is Love” and the title cut, a couple of pop-country workouts destined to punch their way through car speakers. “Stepping Stone” has emerged as White’s career-resurrecting hit. She lost her RCA contract after 1995’s wonderful but hard-to-promote effort, “Don’t Fence Me In,” then wandered around Nashville recording sessions until she found an interested label in Disney’s new imprint, “Lyric Street.” But the song also highlights a disturbing undertone. The sound and the feel of “Stepping Stone” are lifted from Shania Twain’s mega-smash “Any Man of Mine.” Just listen to the power fiddles and boom-boom drums that open the tune. White is a better vocalist than Twain — and the song is ultimately infectious fun — but the fact that both are briefly on the same artistic plane is distressing. Still, White remains one of Music City’s most underrated and creative acts. Zoom
AUTHORS TO PERFORM ONE-ACT PLAYS
August 13, 1998
Four Lawrence authors will present their one-act plays at 8 p.m. today through Saturday at the Java Break, 17 E. Seventh. Working under the name of the EMU Theatre, the program will include Matt Chapman’s “Matt Chapman Hollering,” Joseph Griffin’s “Restitution,” Melissa Shimkovitz’s “Blind Squirrels,” and Jason Kneip’s “Inheriting Tickle.”
LONGTIME KU VOICE FALKENSTIEN TO RECEIVE SCHENKEL AWARD
August 13, 1998
Max Falkenstien, a broadcaster who has worked Kansas University sporting events for more than 50 years, will receive the 1998 Chris Schenkel Award. It will be presented to Falkenstien on Friday in South Bend, Ind., during the Hall’s Enshrinement Ceremonies. Falkenstien is the third recipient of the award, created in 1996 in honor of Chris Schenkel for his life-long commitment to broadcasting. Schenkel received the award in 1996 and Jack Cristil, a long-time broadcaster of Mississippi State events, in 1997.
KU MEDICAL SCHOOL NAMES ASSOCIATE DEAN
August 13, 1998
A researcher and clinician whose work has included groundbreaking investigations of stroke and migraine has joined the Kansas University School of Medicine as senior associate dean for research and graduate studies. Mike Welch will represent Deborah Powell, executive dean of the School of Medicine, in all matters regarding research. For the past 15 years, Welch was at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, and built up the neurology department to one of the 10 busiest clinical departments in the country with a major research program of about $7 million per year.
LAWRENCE CURATOR REAPPOINTED TO BOARD
August 13, 1998
Gov. Bill Graves has reappointed a Kansas University curator to the Kansas State Historical Sites Board of Review. Mary Adair was reappointed to the board as historic archeologist. She will serve until 2001. She was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy in 1996.
JOHN THEODORE GRACE
August 13, 1998
Services for John Theodore Grace, 21, Lawrence, were held Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Grace died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Lawrence.
STATE SETS HUNGRY GOATS TO FEED ON PESKY WEED JOHN H. MCKINZIE SR.
August 13, 1998
Services for John H. McKinzie Sr., 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. McKinzie died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at his home.
POST OFFICE WORKER ON WAY TO RECOVERY
August 13, 1998
The main Lawrence post office secretary, who was struck by a car early last month, may not be able to return to work for several months, the Lawrence postmaster said Wednesday. “She’s recovering at this time and going through rehabilitation,” said Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds.
CARTOON COMPLAINT
August 13, 1998
To the editor: I must take issue with your political cartoon on the editorial page Aug. 7 titled “Montana: Big Sky Country.”
LAWRENCE INFANT DIES FROM CHOKING
August 13, 1998
A 6-month-old girl died Wednesday morning after she choked on netting inside of a crib at a child-care provider’s home, Lawrence police said. Police and Lawrence Douglas-County Fire & Medical personnel were called at 10:25 a.m. to the 2700 block of Lawrence Avenue, where the child was found in the crib.
HILLCREST THEATERS DRAWING CURTAINS
August 13, 1998
Owners of the building say their first move will be to seek a replacement movie company to occupy the five-screen complex.
LAWRENCE SCHOOLS RECEIVE $90,000
August 13, 1998
The Lawrence school district has been allocated a $90,000 state grant for use in its Early Childhood Readiness Program. The grant, which was administered as part of $3 million in funding by Gov. Bill Graves for early education programs, will be used for staff and materials in Lawrence, said Cris Anderson, director of the program here.
BLOCKBUSTER PLANNING SECOND STORE IN LAWRENCE
August 13, 1998
Blockbuster Entertainment Inc. is near a deal to build a store in fast-growing northwest Lawrence, a Wichita developer said. It would be the national chain’s second store in Lawrence. The video rental store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive could be open early next year, said Mike Boyd of developer Walter Morris and Son.
AT THE SONIC ON SIXTH STREET, I SAW A PICKUP TRUCK WITH A BEAR IN A CAGE ON TOP. WHO CAN I CONTACT TO REPORT THIS? I THINK THIS IS ILLEGAL.
August 13, 1998
While it’s illegal to own or house wildlife in Douglas County and Lawrence, it is legal to transport them through town, provided the owner has information about vaccinations and a certificate of ownership from the United States Department of Agriculture. Clyde Umscheid, Douglas County conservation officer with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, said the county and city forbid ownership of bears, cougars and other exotic animals. If you have a question about someone owning or transporting wildlife, you can contact the KDWP’s 24-hour hotline at (800) 228-4263. After 5 p.m., the call is transferred to the Kansas Highway Patrol in the area. Residents may also call the Lawrence Police Department (841-7210) or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department (841-0007) to report violations of the wildlife laws.
LATINO MURAL TO BE DEDICATED
August 13, 1998
“Anthology of Argentine” mural will be dedicated to the Argentine community of Kansas City, Kan., at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the mural site, 30th and Metropolitan Ave. On June 1, the Guild of Latino Fine Arts began painting the mural on the 12,500-square-foot retaining wall on the south side of Metropolitan Avenue between 30th Street and Woodland. The wall is 660 feet long and 28.8 feet high at its highest point.
ART FOR EVERYONE
August 13, 1998
Locations throughout Lawrence where local artists have left their mark: * East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th: mosaic bench by Amy Carlson and Dave Loewenstein, “Ballad of Brook Creek” sculpture by Ardys Ramberg, and stained glass by Kathy Barnard.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 13, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Three rings valued at $3,150 were reported stolen between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 from the Hampton Inn, 2300 W. Sixth, police reported Wednesday.
WILLIAM EAGLETON
August 13, 1998
Graveside services for William E. “Okie” Eagleton, 82, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Bushton Cemetery. Mr. Bushton died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at St. Francis Medical in Wichita.
COURTNEY F. KRAPE
August 13, 1998
Memorial services for Courtney F. Krape, 32, Lawrence, will be announced at a later date by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Krape died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at his home.