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THURS BEST BETS
August 27, 1998
AREA TOWN HARD HIT BY STORMS
August 27, 1998
and Michael Dekker A possible tornado on Wednesday caused major damage in Princeton, a small community south of Ottawa, and the National Guard was called in to help with security and cleanup.
S SPORTS CELEBRATION AT KU
August 27, 1998
Kansas University will kick off celebration of 30 years of women’s sports with “Run/Walk with the Jayhawks.”
AIR TRAFFIC CONCERN
August 27, 1998
Even a small glitch in air traffic control computers is enough to get the attention of travelers. Federal Aviation Administration officials don’t seem particularly concerned about continuing problems at the air traffic control center in Olathe, but air travelers may not agree.
BROOK CREEK AREA REZONING RECEIVES PLANNING APPROVAL
August 27, 1998
One of the city’s last bastions of affordable single-family housing resides in the Brook Creek area, and neighborhood residents who want to keep it that way now have the support of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. Wednesday night, commissioners agreed unanimously to support rezoning most of four city blocks in the area from their current multifamily land-use designation to a category that would permit only development of single-family homes.
ALSO ATHLETES
August 27, 1998
To the editor: I wish to call attention to the articles of page 1C and 3C of the Aug. 18 issue. As a senior, I am proud to open the paper to see my friends and alma mater being covered. Although, I did not see a sport listed that I was expecting to be covered. I would like to inform the public of the cheerleaders and pom squads from both Lawrence High and Free State High School who have been practicing all June, July and August, as well as extra back-to-school practices.
S NO. 1 PLAYER.
August 27, 1998
Lawrence High’s girls tennis roster includes last year’s Class 6A state singles runner-up in Brooke Seymour and an underclassman who has defeated Seymour during the first week of practice. Sophomore Laura Gravino has emerged as the Lions’ No. 1 player heading into today’s season opener against Blue Valley Northwest at 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
T HALT PLANS FOR LOCAL TRAVELERS
August 27, 1998
A Kansas University political science professor recommends caution, not panic, to people with travel plans overseas in the wake of the recent African embassy bombings and United States missile attacks. “The heightened caution is probably valid at the moment,” said Philip Schrodt, who specializes in international conflict. “I have yet to read anybody who thinks these attacks have done anything to discourage terrorist attacks.”
SUZANNE LEE FERGUSON
August 27, 1998
Private services for Suzanne Lee Ferguson, 50, are planned. Mrs. Ferguson died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at her home.
ANDREW LUMPKIN, A JUNIOR FROM LITTLETON, COLO., WILL BEGIN CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS THIS WEEK IN COLORADO.
August 27, 1998
Kansas tennis player Andrew Lumpkin and his teammates received quite a shock a couple weeks ago. That’s when doctors told Littleton, Colo., junior Lumpkin he had a malignant tumor in one of his legs. Lumpkin is back in Colorado beginning chemotherapy treatments this week.
JOSEPH FREDRICK CHRISTIANSON
August 27, 1998
Services for Joseph Fredrick Christianson, 82, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Everest. Mr. Christianson died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Tri-County Manor, Horton.
TWO FORMER JAYHAWKS DROPPED FROM NFL TEAMS
August 27, 1998
Two former Kansas University football players were among the players cut by NFL teams on Tuesday, the day teams had to trim rosters to 60. Linebacker Ronnie Ward was released by the Miami Dolphins and safety Tony Blevins was sliced by the San Francisco 49ers.
HOUSE DESTROYED BY ARSON RAZED
August 27, 1998
All traces of a 113-year-old Lawrence home destroyed by an arson fire will be gone by the end of the week.
HERBERT F. GUYETT
August 27, 1998
Services for Herbert F. “Herb” Guyett, 69, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, with Masonic services by Ottawa Lodge No. 18 AF & AM and military services by HQ Battery, 1st Battalion, 127th FA, Kansas Army National Guard. Mr. Guyett died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
RYAN KLOCKSIEN, A REGIONAL AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL MVP FROM MINNESOTA, CHOSE KU OVER WICHITA STATE AND OTHERS.
August 27, 1998
Let it never be said Ryan Klocksien is a selfish sort. Klocksien, a Kansas University freshman baseball player from Minnetonka, Minn., had a heck of a summer, collecting three American Legion MVP awards and earning a berth to the Legion World Series.
KENNETH EARL WILLIAMS
August 27, 1998
Services for Kenneth Earl Williams, 63, Summerfield, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Wadsworth. Mr. Williams died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center.
WHAT TIME IS THE CIRCUS SETTING UP AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ON FRIDAY?
August 27, 1998
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus should arrive and begin setting up between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The public is welcome to watch. What does “aggravated indecent liberties” mean?
BROWN-BAGGING IT GIVES STUDENTS AN ALTERNATIVE.
August 27, 1998
Every Sunday, 6-year-old Julia Payton sits down with her mother to talk about tacos, turkey sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and other first-grade culinary delights. Julia and her mother, Cynthia, peruse the school district’s menu for the next week and plan what the Prairie Park School student will be eating each day. With her mother’s assistance, Julia decides if she’s going to eat school lunch or bring her own.
PLAN DRIFTS AWAY AFTER CAUGHT ON VIDEOTAPE
August 27, 1998
A late night outing at a local car wash turns violent for a Kansas University student, but police acted quickly to arrest the student’s attackers.
SURVEY SAID
August 27, 1998
A survey conducted by the Brook Creek Neighborhood Assn. backs up a request to replace apartment zoning with single-family residential zoning in a four-block area of the neighborhood: 93 percent of neighborhood residents prefer single-family housing, and 80 percent want the neighborhood’s density to remain at its current level.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 27, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two 12-inch speakers, two 6-by-9-inch speakers and other items were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Tennessee between 10 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. With damage to the car, the total loss was estimated at $2075.
ALLIEDSIGNAL SAYS AMP INC. BID STANDS
August 27, 1998
AlliedSignal Inc. said Wednesday it had not increased its offer for electronic parts maker AMP Inc. above its hostile $44.50 per share bid, but reiterated its desire to negotiate. “We’re not raising our bid in the absence of negotiations and they’ve refused to negotiate,” said Mark Greenburg, AlliedSignal’s spokesman.
MEAN?
August 27, 1998
According to Kansas Statute 21-3504: Aggravated indecent liberties with a child is:
THURS TV PICK
August 27, 1998
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
August 27, 1998
Wilson, Heitzman Go 1-2: Dick Wilson of Lawrence won the national ages 65-69 title and Eudora’s Paul Heitzman was second at the USATF Masters 10-Mile championships in Flint, Mich. Wilson was timed in 65:44 and Heitzman in 66:58. Earlier this year, Wilson won the national 5K and half-marathon Masters championships. *
THE TRIO OF SISTERS HAS THE BACKING OF MADONNA.
August 27, 1998
When three cute sisters known as the singing group Cleopatra first heard their voices on the radio, they did what any teen-ager would do. “We screamed our heads off,” says 17-year-old Zainam.
A GROUP OF LAWRENCE ARTISTS TRAVELED TO THE SOUTHWEST AND CONNECTED WITH OTHER ARTISTS THERE.
August 27, 1998
Earlier this month, a group of Lawrence Art Guild members packed their clothes, easels and brushes and headed off to the wilds in pursuit of inspiration. The destination: Chama, N.M., a small railroad community surrounded by mountains.
S FILMS REFLECT HIS OWN PERSONALITY?
August 27, 1998
A Kansas University alumnus is once again being noticed by movie critics for his harsh take on relationships. By Michael O’Sullivan
BIRTHS
August 27, 1998
Rhonda Reinholtz and Joseph Colletti, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
STUDENTS ENDURING KU PARKING CRUNCH
August 27, 1998
Call it Kansas University’s version of sticker shock: a $75 parking sticker doesn’t always translate into a parking space.
FURY 66 LOVES BEING ON THE ROAD
August 27, 1998
The Santa Cruz band’s new album, “For Lack of a Better Word,” is a healthy dose of fast and furious skate-core.
ST. LAWRENCE CHAPLAIN ELECTED TO COLLEGE BOARD
August 27, 1998
Saint Mary’s College, Leavenworth, has elected a Lawrence priest as one of three new members of its board of trustees. The Rev. Vincent Krische, director/chaplain of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at Kansas University, attended the St. Thomas Seminary College and School of Theology in Denver, Colo., has served on various boards and commissions including KU’s Panhellenic Foundation and the United Way of Greater Douglas County, the Kansas Government Ethics Commission.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 27, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Seventy-five compact discs valued at $1,125 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Randall between 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
AIRBAG/HOW IS MY DRIVING?
August 27, 1998
Radiohead Radiohead’s “Ok, Computer” could be a candidate for best rock album of the decade. The 1997 disc was a soundtrack for the 1990s, positing that what a technology-based society considers safe and normal is actually nothing but spiritual totalitarianism in disguise. It was a rarity in which rock became true art. This English band’s new release, “Airbag/How is My Driving?” gives a glimpse of some of the creativity that went into the music of that previous work, but little more. Fans are treated to a laydown track that never got vocals. The other cuts mostly show how rooted this band is in British psychedelic. Only “Pearly” and “Polyethylene (Part II)” seem fleshed out enough that they contain the otherworldly feeling that is Radiohead’s essence.
COUNTY NEARS HIRE FOR WORKS DIRECTOR
August 27, 1998
They haven’t offered anyone the job — and no one has accepted — but Douglas County commissioners said they’re getting closer to hiring a new Public Works director/county engineer. The commission interviewed four candidates Monday and Tuesday. Commissioner Mark Buhler said Wednesday he thought the county would make a hiring decision next week. The board will meet Monday in executive session to discuss the merits of the candidates. In the meantime, county administrator Craig Weinaug will check additional references and try to learn more about the candidates.
RACE RELATIONS
August 27, 1998
To the editor: A Journal-World column on Aug. 21 (p. 4B) by reporter Felicia Haynes gave a brief account of the second of six Lawrence Alliance Conversations on “Race Relations in Lawrence and Kansas” (held Aug. 20). While there was a most spirited exchange of opinions, primarily concerning the impact of Euroamerican colonialism on the indigenous peoples of North America, only at the end of the session did the discussion focus on the crucial topic of what can be done to improve the Haskell/Lawrence relationship.
LECOMPTON BOY PUTS TOWN ON THE INTERNET MAP.
August 27, 1998
Thanks to 15-year-old Shawn Garman, Lecompton, the town best known for its historical sites, now has an historical site on the internet. On behalf of the Lecompton Historical Society, Garman crafted a home page that includes an abundance of information about Lecompton’s place in Kansas lore and the remnant structures and museums that make the town on the Kansas River a stopover for history buffs. The historical society’s web site can be viewed at www.lecomptonkansas.com.
ST. LAWRENCE CHAPLAIN ELECTED TO COLLEGE BOARD
August 27, 1998
Saint Mary’s College, Leavenworth, has elected a Lawrence priest as one of three new members of its board of trustees. The Rev. Vincent Krische, director/chaplain of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at Kansas University, attended the St. Thomas Seminary College and School of Theology in Denver, Colo., has served on various boards and commissions including KU’s Panhellenic Foundation and the United Way of Greater Douglas County, the Kansas Government Ethics Commission.
August 27, 1998
A Lawrence actress is appearing in three performances of Civic Opera Theatre’s “Pirates of Penzance” this weekend at the Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th. Jennifer Kerber, 1015 W. 22nd, is playing Edith, a ward of Major General Stanley. Kerber is a doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
SNOWBARGER SHOWN PROGRAM BENEFITS
August 27, 1998
The congressman who represents Lawrence felt the horsepower of a therapy program for people with physical and mental disabilities.
NEW WHEAT OPTIONS
August 27, 1998
Kansas State University has wisely responded to Kansas farmers who are looking for ways to improve their markets abroad. If necessity is the mother of invention, Kansas farmers are getting some powerful motivation to get inventive this year.
WARREN THOMAS PIPER
August 27, 1998
Graveside services for Warren Thomas Piper, 85, of La Feria, Tex., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Monticello Cemetery in Shawnee. Mr. Piper died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in a nursing center in Harlingen, Tex. He had lived in Texas for the last 16 years.
S SHOULD NEVER BE RUSHED
August 27, 1998
The Italian restaurant in a converted bank building is one of the few Lawrence eateries with a genuine cosmopolitan feel.
BUBBLE BOYS BURST, FEW CDS REMAIN
August 27, 1998
Noisome Records has canceled plans to repress The Bubble Boys’ 1992 CD, and only a few copies remain in stock. The Bubble Boys have officially broken up. The Lawrence pop-punk trio has been together since 1992 and has released a full-length CD, “Bitter is Better,” on Noisome Records and put out a 7-inch single on its own. According to Noisome Records co-owner Joe Glotzbach, the label has canceled plans to repress the CD. Only a few copies remain in stock.
FRIENDS DIRECTOR HOPES TO BUILD COMMUNITY SUPPORT
August 27, 1998
The new Friends coordinator will encourage Lawrence to support the Lied Center — and not just with its wallet.
IN 1898
August 27, 1998
On Aug. 27, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “A Lawrence councilman uses the sidewalks for bicycle riding, regardless of the ordinance against it; but there are others. In two blocks in one part of the town nine bicycle riders were racing along the walks last evening for several hours.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ASHES
August 27, 1998
Fun and Games has been purchased by a Lawrence family and is set to reopen by early next month.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS GAIN FROM AFTER-SCHOOL GRANT
August 27, 1998
A new program provides after-school activities at three Lawrence schools.
VESTLE E. LEMON
August 27, 1998
Services for Vestle E. Lemon, 94, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Lemon died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998.