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LAWRENCE HIGH VOLLEYBALL GOES ON WITHOUT JOAN WELLS, THE ONLY HEAD COACH IN LION HISTORY BEFORE RESIGNING NINE MONTHS AGO.
August 19, 1998
A fixture in Lawrence High athletics for 27 years, Joan Wells hasn’t needed a volleyball fix — yet. For the first time since LHS volleyball began in 1971, Wells isn’t the head coach. Practices opened on Monday without Wells, who had been the only head volleyball coach in Lion history before resigning in November. A month later, junior varsity coach Jo Huntsinger was promoted to the head position.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
August 19, 1998
Santos Torres, 27, Topeka, and Mary L. Gager, 49, Topeka Douglas B. Dillon, 34, Lawrence, and Tracey M. Henrickson, 26, Lawrence
INSPECTORS OK LMH FACILITY
August 19, 1998
A Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspection found too many beds in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility, but the hospital has corrected the problem.
FREE STATE HIGH HAS HAD ANOTHER FIRST DURING THE INITIAL WEEK OF FALL PRACTICESTHE FIRST GIRL TO TRY OUT FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM.
August 19, 1998
Last year was a year of firsts for Free State High. This year there is a first for high school football in Lawrence.
CONGRESSMAN PUSHES FOR CLINTON TO RESIGN
August 19, 1998
At least one member of Kansas’ delegation in Congress thinks it would be appropriate for the president to step aside for the good of the country.
T PLAY THIS SEASON.
August 19, 1998
Free State High’s football team already has suffered its first loss of the season. Senior lineman Chad Fulks, a two-way starter for the Firebirds who played varsity as a sophomore for Lawrence High, had back surgery on Friday and will be out for the year.
August 19, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners flunked a proposal to give a Kansas University student a chance to cast unofficial votes on city issues. Tuesday night, commissioners rejected a plan to create a nonvoting seat on the commission, which would have been occupied by a KU student selected by KU’s student senate.
HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY RETURNS 1,000-YARD RUSHER CHRIS MUSKRAT.
August 19, 1998
Gary Tanner liked what he saw of tailback Chris Muskrat last season. Tanner, now in his 12th year as football coach at Haskell Indian Nations University, likes what he’s seen of Muskrat in preseason practice even more.
RICHARD GWIN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
August 19, 1998
Susie and Richard Morris of the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church, 950 E. 21st, show off traditional Indian tacos last Friday. The church sells the tacos as a fund-raising event the second Friday of each month.
S MATERIALS UNEARTHED AT KU HALL
August 19, 1998
The stash of clippings, correspondence and photographs pertaining to William Allen White was discovered in the Stauffer-Flint Hall reading room.
CHARACTER DOES COUNT
August 19, 1998
The American public will find it difficult to put their trust in Clinton again. After a person is caught in a lie — whether it’s an average citizen or the president of the United States — how can anyone have total confidence in that person telling the truth in the future?
ARCHITECTS HIRED FOR INDOOR POOL
August 19, 1998
With architects hired to design a new $9.5 million indoor aquatic center, officials will turn their attention to hiring a construction manager for the project.
A TOTAL OF 53 PLAYERS TURNED OUT FOR THE FIRST DAY OF LAWRENCE HIGH FOOTBALL PRACTICE.
August 19, 1998
Senior Riley Scott and junior Bryce McMichael are running No. 1 and 2, respectively, at quarterback for Lawrence High’s football team. “It’s pretty competitive at that spot,” said LHS football coach Dick Purdy, beginning his 41st season overall and ninth with the Lions.
PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE SCHEDULED
August 19, 1998
The Lawrence Alliance is hosting a panel discussion about race and its impact on Lawrence and Kansas at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Stidham Union at Haskell Indian Nations University. The three panelists will be DeAnn DeRoin, Lea McChesney and Michael YellowBird.
PRESENTATION INTRODUCES KU STUDENTS TO COLLEGE
August 19, 1998
Hundreds of new students on Tuesday crammed into a massive lecture hall for a brief introduction to the importance of academics, social life and tolerance.
ARMED ROBBER STRIKES AT BANK
August 19, 1998
No one was injured in a robbery Tuesday at a bank near Sixth and Wakarusa. Police were searching for a suspect who reportedly left on foot.
APOLOGIZE
August 19, 1998
To the editor: I read with interest the article about K-NEA “apologizing” for supporting candidates in the recent primary election. There is no need to do this. The ads were truthful and hard-nosed. That’s what politics is like! Some of the right-wing candidates for the State Board of Education and the Legislature are openly hostile to public education and would like to undermine its mission to educate all children. Some of these candidates and their supporters are not ashamed to repeat the “big lie” over and over to get elected. The lies typically follow this line: “public schools are cesspools of violence and cannot be reformed or improved; teachers (i.e. K-NEA members) care about nothing except their income and job security; test scores are getting worse everywhere; all the schools are teaching `social engineering’ not academics.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 19, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 21-speed Mongoose bike and an Aiwa portable compact disc player, valued at a total of $530, were reported stolen between 12:01 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Cynthia. The compact disc player was taken from an unlocked car, and both items were in a garage with an open door.
STATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL AGENTS SACKED UNDERAGE DRINKERS IN BARS AND NAILED VIOLATORS AT RETAIL LIQUOR STORES IN LAWRENCE.
August 19, 1998
Kansas liquor control agents arrested 38 people in Lawrence in a weekend sweep of bars and retail liquor stores, state officials said Tuesday. Alcoholic Beverage Control agents timed the assault to coincide with the return of students to Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University.
DEAN CORRECTION
August 19, 1998
To the editor: Quoting from the article “These tunes mean KU,” Aug. 15, p. 5A: “It was only a few years after [Prof. E. H. S.] Bailey came up with the chant that an ambitious KU student, George Barlow Penny, penned the lyrics to the Alma Mater, `The Crimson and the Blue.”’
LIKE IT HOT? WINNING RECIPE TURNS ON THE HEAT
August 19, 1998
Some people like the heat so much, they can just taste it. Kim Messer of Baldwin sent the Journal-World her recipe for Chicken and Green Chili Casserole for people who love the heat. Like it even hotter? Just add more chilies.
TACO TIME
August 19, 1998
Members of a Lawrence church cook Indian fry bread once a month for a large crowd of regular customers.
SEAFOOD IN SEATTLE
August 19, 1998
I would not have thought it possible but I may have eaten enough seafood this month to satisfy me for a whole year. We spent 10 days in the Northwest, splitting our time among Victoria in British Columbia, Seattle and the Olympic peninsula. For my husband and me, a trip like this raises issues of marital politics: I love fish, he doesn’t. Therefore, we eat many meals in restaurants, where the man from Kansas can order a steak. Beef — it’s what’s for dinner, even in the Pacific Northwest.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
August 19, 1998
Mellissa Kay Sumonja and baby girl, Lawrence. Births
S DEFENSIVE LINE.
August 19, 1998
There’s a gaping void on the Kansas University football team’s defensive line. Stalwart Brett McGraw, a 6-foot-1, 285-pound steer-roping, tobacco-chewing cowboy of a nose tackle, is gone — and he took with him 44 consecutive game appearances and 33 career starts before riding off into the sunset.
ERIC CHENOWITH AVERAGED 8.0 POINTS A GAME FOR THE BIG 12 ALL-STAR TEAM, WHICH WENT 4-2 ON ITS RECENT TOUR OF EUROPE.
August 19, 1998
Kansas sophomore Eric Chenowith gives a resounding thumbs-up to his recent trip to England, France, Belgium and Germany, courtesy of the Big 12 Conference. “I thought it was a first-class trip. It says a lot about the conference,” said Chenowith. He averaged 8.0 points a game for the Big 12, which won four of six games against European teams.
CITY POOL HAS SUCCESSFUL SEASON
August 19, 1998
Attendance at the Lawrence Aquatic Center is expected to surpass last year’s figure, despite several weeks of cool weather, the director of the center said.
BOB BOONE WAS CRITICIZED FOR USING A VARIETY OF LINE-UPS. I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW MANY TONY MUSER HAS USED IN COMPARISON WITH BOONE?
August 19, 1998
According to Chad Rader of the Royals’ media relations office, that number hasn’t been compiled by KC statisticians since the 1996 season when Boone used 152 different lineups in 161 games.
WILLOW SPRINGS TOWNSHIP TO CLOSE COUNTY ROAD
August 19, 1998
In order to put in a new culvert, Willow Springs Township will be closing a Douglas County road for three days. Road 650 North from 1050 East to 1100 East will be closed Thursday through Saturday.
ALL BUT 13 PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT 30 AREA NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
August 19, 1998
The United Way has set a fund-raising goal of $1.25 million for this year’s fund drive, campaign chairman Hank Booth announced Tuesday. The goal is $50,000 more than was raised during last year’s drive, but Booth believes the number can be reached.
M A NEW GRADUATE STUDENT AT KANSAS UNIVERSITY AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE ARE COOPERATIVE LIVING GROUPS IN LAWRENCE?
August 19, 1998
Sunflower House, 1406 Tenn., is a Lawrence housing cooperative for college students. The residence, which is actually two houses joined together, opened in 1969. Sunflower House has a maximum occupancy of 31. Residents do all cooking, cleaning, repair work and managerial tasks. For more information, call 841-0484. Is it legal to create a Jayhawk, put it on a dress for a friend and charge for it?
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
August 19, 1998
* Today: Haskell Indian Nations University * Thursday: Kansas University
RUTH ELLEN SALSBURY
August 19, 1998
Services for Ruth Ellen Salsbury, 85, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery. Mrs. Salsbury died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at a Lawrence hospital.
S BLACK SECOND AT AAU
August 19, 1998
Eric Black placed second in the 13-14 pentathlon to pace Baldwin Track Club performers at the AAU Nationals in Hampton Roads, Va. Black was eighth in the high jump (5-6), 10th in the 100 hurdles (15.3) and 14th in the 200 hurdles (28.3).
KIRK HINRICH, A 6-3 POINT GUARD FROM SIOUX CITY, IOWA, OFFICIALLY WILL VISIT KU ON OCT. 3.
August 19, 1998
Kansas is aggressively pursuing not one, but two high school basketball players from Iowa. Nick Collison, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from Iowa Falls, has narrowed his college choices to Kansas and Duke. He’s expected to pick a school in late September after making official visits to both campuses.
K-STATERS OPENING BBQ PLACE
August 19, 1998
Some K-Staters are bringing their Kansas City-style barbecue to Lawrence. Pat’s Blue Rib’n BBQ is set to open Sept. 1 at 1618 W. 23rd St.
HORSE SHOW BACKERS SEEK NEW ARENA
August 19, 1998
Supporters of the Douglas County Free Fair show say the current arena is unsafe.
HUMANE SOCIETY MOURNS DEATH OF ABUSED POINTER
August 19, 1998
Staffers at the Lawrence Humane Society took turns comforting “Lady,” an abused German pointer, into the early-morning hours, hoping her health would turn around. The last staffer left about 4 a.m. Monday. When workers returned about 7 a.m., Lady had died.
WILLOW SPRINGS TOWNSHIP TO CLOSE COUNTY ROAD
August 19, 1998
In order to put in a new culvert, Willow Springs Township will be closing a Douglas County road for three days. Road 650 North from 1050 East to 1100 East will be closed Thursday through Saturday.
CHURCH LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO MOVE HOME
August 19, 1998
Lawrence’s downtown Plymouth Congregational Church is looking for someone to take a house off its hands and its property.
IN 1898
August 19, 1998
On Aug. 19, 1898, the Lawrence Journal stated: “Manager Leland of the Kansas University football team this morning closed a deal for quarters for the players during the training season; the Churchill house at the corner of Ohio and Adams (now 14th) Streets will be used. The North college building (then at 10th and Louisiana) could not be secured this year as it will be used by the school of music for classes in that department. The new quarters will be as convenient as those in North college and a good deal more accessible than those of the last 2 seasons.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
IS IT LEGAL TO CREATE A JAYHAWK, PUT IT ON A DRESS FOR A FRIEND AND CHARGE FOR IT?
August 19, 1998
Individuals or companies wishing to use the Kansas University name or logo for profit should be licensed to do so, said Paul Vander Tuig, trademark licensing administrator at KU. “However, in those instances where a request is made to make one `Jayhawk’ item, perhaps for a friend or family member, (KU) believes that a detailed license agreement to allow use may not be practical. A letter of authorization for a one-time use (free in this example) may be the best common sense solution.”
BEDORE COLUMN
August 19, 1998
Super Bowl contenders do not list wannabees like Donnell Bennett and Rashaan Shehee as their top two halfbacks. Yet those backs, who have helped Kansas City average 2.92 yards per carry in three exhibition games, are running 1-2 on the depth chart as the Chiefs, 13-3 a year ago, look like a mess on offense this preseason.
S IN SESSION
August 19, 1998
City officials still need formal permission from the Lawrence school district to build a new $9.5 million indoor aquatic center on district property just northwest of Free State High School. That permission could come Aug. 31, when City Manager Mike Wildgen plans to address the Lawrence school board to discuss options — whether it’s a long-term lease or a “fee-simple” acquisition.
THE UNITED WAY DESIGNATED THE FOLLOWING GROUPS AS PACESETTER ORGANIZATIONS:
August 19, 1998
Baldwin schools, Capitol Federal Savings, Central National Bank, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Charlton Manley Insurance, Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, Douglas County Bank, E and E Display Group, Emprise Bank, Farmland Industries and OCAW Local 5-613, FirstBank, F.S.B., Garage Door Group, Kansas Public Serice, Mercantile Bank, Piper Jaffrey, Rock Chalk Review, Stephens Real Estate, The World Company, Lawrence schools and Wolf Creek Power Plant.