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December 4, 1998
The “Adopt an Angel” program is matching foster children with presents for the holiday season.
LIMITED VESPERS TICKETS AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY
December 4, 1998
Both performances of Sunday’s Holiday Vespers at the Lied Center are sold out. However, the Lied Center Box Office will begin selling standing-room-only tickets at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. that day. Only 30 tickets will be sold for each show, and buyers must come to the box office to make their purchases.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
December 4, 1998
Jamie Dayton Smith, 21, Baldwin, and Annette Rae Rogers, 19, Baldwin. Earl Eugene Curl, 61, Lawrence, and Karen Kay Clark, 53, Lawrence.
JUDICIAL CENTER GETS FURNITURE MAKEOVER
December 4, 1998
It was a moving day of sorts Thursday at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. County employees carted dozens of boxes of outdated documents out of the building to be shredded, and workers continued to uncrate and install new cubicles, desks and computer workstations.
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December 4, 1998
High school girls varsity box Free State High 45, KC Wyandotte 36
LAWRENCE STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN HIGH Q
December 4, 1998
Teams from Lawrence and the surrounding area will test their brain power as part of the 16th annual High Q competition to be held Saturday at Washburn University in Topeka. A total of 106 teams are registered for the event. Lawrence High School students entered in the contest are Helen White, Michael Coggins, James Un, Marissa Pelot and Bill Kinnersley. Their coach is Art Sloan. Assistant coaches are Danielle Lotton-Barker and Lorraine Darwin.
SUBWAY RESTAURANT ROBBER SENTENCED
December 4, 1998
A Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced in federal court for seven area robberies, including one in Lawrence in October 1997. Derek Tyrone Harrison, 23, was sentenced to 9 years and a month in federal prison, without parole, on seven counts of affecting interstate commerce by robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Wichita announced Thursday.
COMPUTERS, CUTOUTS HELP THIRD-GRADERS GRASP BIG NUMBER
December 4, 1998
A Kennedy School third-grade teacher and his students covered the cafeteria floor with square centimeters to get a grasp of the number 1 million.
ROSTER
December 4, 1998
Seniors: Michael Coggins, Ike Ezefili, Jeff Forbes, Antonio Glover, Ehren Guntert, Kin Vinson. Juniors: Blake Allen, Joe Amyx, Rob Etken, Rajesh Gogineni, Shane Hodgson, Mark Huston, Scott Kramer, Bryce McMichael, Curtis Meyers, Clint Morgan, Kingsley Uwadia.
LAWRENCE HIGH FINISHED SECOND AND FREE STATE THIRD AT THE LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL.
December 4, 1998
To start the season without a full squad can be painful for a team, but it can also be a learning experience. Lawrence High’s and Free State’s boys swimming teams opened the season on Thursday at the Lawrence Invitational along with Shawnee Mission South.
EMPLOYEE INJURED IN BAILER AT HALLMARK CARDS INCPLANT
December 4, 1998
A worker was injured Thursday when he was caught in a recycled-paper bailing machine at the Hallmark Cards Inc. plant, 101 McDonald. Lauren Patterson, 42, Lawrence, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries after he was caught in a bailing machine just before 2:45 p.m. He later was flown by Life Net helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where he was listed in critical condition.
SWEET EVENT TO HELP CHARITIES
December 4, 1998
A trip to Corpus Christi Catholic Church’s annual Cookie Walk easily will satisfy your sweet tooth.
WETLANDS HISTORY
December 4, 1998
To the editor: During the last several years there has been much written about the Historic Haskell “wetlands.” The history of this land has never been addressed.
TORNADO-DAMAGED CAFE TO REOPEN
December 4, 1998
A popular restaurant closed a month because of storm damage is to reopen today. McKenzie’s Country Cafe, owned and operated by Fred and Genola Mason at the Le Loup exit off Interstate 35, will resume normal hours at 6:30 a.m., Fred Mason said.
SHERIFF DOWNPLAYS BOMB THREAT
December 4, 1998
The written bomb threat that prompted officials to keep about 600 students from the school building Tuesday morning might not have been meant as a threat by its author, Jefferson County Sheriff Roy Dunnaway said Thursday. School officials ordered the building evacuated after discovering the presumed threat in a boys restroom trash can about 7:40 a.m.
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE REVISES ESTIMATES AS SALES DECLINE
December 4, 1998
Specialty retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc., citing lower comparable-store sales in November and a possible decline for the balance of the fourth quarter, said Thursday that earnings for the quarter could be down from a year earlier. Topeka-based Payless said November comparable-store sales fell 7.9 percent from a year ago due to lower-than-expected sales of adults’ and children’s boots and women’s dress shoes. Because these trends may continue, the company expects comparable-store sales may decline about 5 percent for the rest of the quarter, Payless said.
S NATIVITY FESTIVAL EASES SEASON
December 4, 1998
A Lawrence church is putting on a display of Nativity scenes for the Christmas season.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 4, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1987 gold Chevrolet Sprint and a set of golf clubs, valued at a total of $1,100, was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15.
DESOTO
December 4, 1998
Coach: Travis Keal (second year). Last year’s dual record: 3-10. Top returners: Josh Haub, jr., 152-160 pounds; Andy Peterson, sr., 125; Chad Clarke, sr., 189; Don Gordon, so., 130; Taylor Graybill, jr., 135. Notes: Haub was a state qualifier last year and Peterson reached state two years ago.
ANNIVERSARY LEADS TO CELEBRATION FOR ZEN CENTER
December 4, 1998
The Kansas Zen Center is marking its 20th anniversary this year with an event next week.
SOUND OFF
December 4, 1998
How does the KU men’s basketball team travel to distant places like California? Do they use charters? If so, do they leave or land at the Lawrence airport or in Topeka? Primarily, the Jayhawks travel on commercial flights. For instance, they left Thursday night for Los Angeles to play in Saturday’s game against Pepperdine. They traveled on Southwest Airlines scheduled nonstop. According to KU staffer Richard Konzem, who handles the travel arrangements, he arranges charter flights for midweek games at sites difficult to reach commercially so the players can be in class the next morning. When the Jayhawks charter, they go on 19- or 30-passenger aircraft. The 19-seaters can depart and land at Lawrence Municipal Airport. However, if KU opts for a 30-seat airplane, Topeka’s Forbes Field must be used.
SOUND OFF
December 4, 1998
What kind of plant grows on Chia Pets? The seed that comes with the Chia Pet planters is “Salvia hispanica,” David R. Hershey writes in the June 1, 1995, issue of Science Activities magazine.
INDIAN SUMMER FINALLY BOWING OUT
December 4, 1998
Weather forecasters are calling for a chance of snow Monday and Tuesday.
ROSTER
December 4, 1998
Seniors: Jason Bott, Paul Dillon, Matt Heider, Vincent Walker, Jerrod Miller, Nathaniel Demby and Dijon Dillon. Juniors: Todd Hayworth, Jess Criswell, Eugene Cruse, Jeff Dougherty, Jake Garber, Ryan Chamberlin, Scott Johnson and Mike Ward.
WARM WEATHER CHILLS RETAILERS
December 4, 1998
Americans might like the springlike weather across the country, but the nation’s retailers are hoping cooler temperatures will arrive soon and save their holiday season from disaster. Many of the biggest U.S. merchants said Thursday that much warmer-than-normal weather depressed sales in November. Department stores were hardest hit, but even discount and clothing chains were hurt.
N SYNC CONCERT TICKETS GO ON SALE
December 4, 1998
Tickets for an ‘N Sync concert in Kansas City, Mo., go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. The a cappella group will perform at 7 p.m. April 1 in Kemper Arena, 1800 Gennesse. The group’s self-titled album is currently on Billboard’s Top 10 list.
HIT-AND-RUN CHANGES TWO LIVES
December 4, 1998
A Douglas County judge ignores a sentencing recommendation reached in a plea agreement and orders a hit-and-run driver to jail for one year.
GIRLS FELL, 46-42.
December 4, 1998
With the unseasonably warm temperatures, the Perry-Lecompton gym sweltered, the coaches perspired and the fans boiled. The boys and girls Kaws basketball teams were the only unheatable objects. Both teams suffered from frigid shooting late in their games as Royal Valley swept P-L Thursday on the opening night of high school basketball.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 4, 1998
Trent Dean scored 17 points, Julio Dos Santos added 11 and John Duncanson tallied 10 to lead Baker to a 69-54 men’s college basketball victory over Culver-Stockton on Thursday night. Culver-Stockton defeated Baker, 70-61, in Thursday night’s women’s game. Triece Baker scored 13 points to lead Baker. Ola Ciepla and Crystal Ryberg added 11 points apiece for the Wildcats.
THE FIREBIRDS WENT 0-21 LAST YEAR, BUT THEY DEFEATED KANSAS CITY WYANDOTTE, 45-36, IN THEIR SEASON OPENER THURSDAY NIGHT.
December 4, 1998
Free State High’s girls basketball team didn’t win a game last season during an 0-21 campaign. The Firebirds haven’t lost a game this year.
BIRTHS
December 4, 1998
Lorri Coleman and Zack Sanders Jr., Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. Jeff and Brandi Wampler, Oskaloosa, a boy, Thursday.
S BOYS BASKETBALL LINEUP WHEN THE LIONS OPEN THE SEASON AGAINST LEAVENWORTH TONIGHT.
December 4, 1998
Before rebuilding Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, head coach Mark Vancuren searched for spare parts left over from last season. The Lions graduated 12 seniors and 98 percent of their scoring from last season’s 16-6 squad. Left over are two returning letter-winners — Kin Vinson and Michael Coggins, who combined for just 23 points last year.
ZEN AND NOW
December 4, 1998
For more information about the Kansas Zen Center, call 331-2274. Additional information also can be found at the following Internet Web page: http://www.kwanumzen.com.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 4, 1998
For some reason, I glanced at the Associated Press men’s Top 25 basketball poll the other day and wondered: How many schools in the Top 10 — most of them with reputations as “basketball schools” — had winning football seasons this fall?
KANSAS WILL BE WITHOUT INJURED SENIOR GUARD SUZI RAYMANT TONIGHT WHEN IT PLAYS ITS FIRST HOME GAME THIS SEASON.
December 4, 1998
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is assuming the worst but hoping for the best in the case of Suzi Raymant. Raymant, KU’s senior shooting guard from Melbourne, Australia, suffered a knee injury during the Jayhawks’ trip to Hawaii.
BALDWIN
December 4, 1998
Coach: Mike Berg (second year). Last season’s record: 18-5 overall, 8-1 Frontier League. Top returners: Crystal Tutschulte, 5-7, jr., G; Amber Frost, 5-11, jr., F; Christie Wingert, 5-8, jr., G; Janae Nuspl, 5-6, jr., G; Kim Sledd, 5-6, jr., G; Becky Skaggs, 5-8, sr., C; Ruthanne McCreary, 5-8, sr., G. Notes: Baldwin graduated eight seniors from last year’s squad. … Tutschulte, an all-Frontier League performer, led the Bulldogs last year with 16 points and eight rebounds a game. … Following Friday’s season-opener against Osawatomie, Baldwin won’t play at home again until Jan. 15. … The Bulldogs have just six home games this season.
SEASON-OPENER TONIGHT.
December 4, 1998
Free State High’s boys basketball team hopes to pick up where the school’s football and volleyball teams left off this season. “That first (football) victory over Olathe North, the atmosphere of the school was changed,” FSHS boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner said. “It was like, `We’ve arrived. We’re really a high school now. Let’s go compete.’ Last year we always had the excuse in the back of our heads that, `Hey, we’re not supposed to be very good. We’re just a first-year school. We’re all going to be back next year.’
S PRACTICE. THE JAYHAWKS WILL MEET PEPPERDINE AT 4 P.M. SATURDAY AT THE ARROWHEAD POND.
December 4, 1998
No more Mr. Nice Guy. That’s the new slogan for Kansas men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, who believes he’s been a bit too patient with this year’s young, physically beat-up Jayhawk squad which was hammered by Kentucky, 63-45, at Tuesday night’s Great Eight in Chicago.
BREW CREW BASED ON REAL FRAT RATS
December 4, 1998
Screenwriter Chris Miller says his epitaph should read: “He could powerboot (voluntarily vomit while drinking) good.”
(NO HEADLINE)
December 4, 1998
Haskell v. Ottawa JVs at Haskell Ottawa 87, Haskell 78
INSPIRES LAUGHTER
December 4, 1998
The University Theatre’s second potpourri offering, Beth Henley’s “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” opened Thursday night and provided the crowd with an opportunity for rollicking laughs inspired by rowdy characters. Henley is noted for challenging actors by writing very broad and eccentric characters and practically daring actors not to cross the line into caricature. Thankfully for the “Firecracker” cast, Henley removes that obstacle. These characters are supposed to be caricatures of eccentric, illiterate small-town southerners, and the cast responds with accents thick as molasses and loads of dim-witted musings.
WEST STUDENTS STRUT STUFF IN ANNUAL TALENT SHOW
December 4, 1998
The West Junior High School Talent Show took place Nov. 13. Appearing in the show were Carly Brown, Kyle Case, Kelli Criswell, Jessica Foulke, Emily Hamilton, Allison Heape, Collin Hosek, Dave Howe, Nicole Livingston, Helena Marvin, Jane Mikkelson, Kamesha Moore, Kay Nique, Jesse Page-Adams, Kim Scafe, Erin Schultz, Dave Shelton, Drew Smith, Anne Stella, Taryn Steward, Rishi Surana, Luke Thompson, Emily Transue, Jay Williamson and Bryce Young. Jordan Redding, Andrew Schulte and Ann Liu hosted the program. Brett Bolton, Ginger Ellenbecker, Catherine Kelly, Michelle Schneider, Bekah Heacock, Phoebe Brow, Nick Hilpman and Amanda Lammers served as the crew. Erin Cleek, Krystal Gisel, Danielle Pool, Brittany Saylor and Ryan Showalter ushered and collected tickets. The student council, under the leadership of Mrs. Derusseau, sponsored the show. *
BALDWIN
December 4, 1998
Coach: Bobby Taul (second year). Last season’s record: 10-11 overall, 5-4 Frontier League. Top returners: Kurt Everett, 5-11, sr., G; Adam Wessel, 6-0, sr., G; Doyle Murphy, 6-5, sr., F; Bryan Williams, 6-3, sr., F; Andy Meinen, 6-4, jr., F. Notes: Baldwin graduated its top two scorers. … Meinen is expected to provide the Bulldogs an inside scoring threat. … Taul hinted BHS may scrap half-court tempo game to capitalize on team speed.
IN 1898
December 4, 1998
On Dec. 4, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “Princeton students have decided to abolish hazing. Hazing is a species of modern barbarity that has been confined almost exclusively to eastern colleges. The west has been happily free from the silly and savage custom.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PAUL E. MOON
December 4, 1998
Services for Paul E. Moon, 80, South San Francisco, Calif., were held Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. Cremation was held. Mr. Moon died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at his daughter’s house in Minden, Nev.
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
December 4, 1998
Thursday at Carl Knox Natorium Team scores: Shawnee Mission South 174, Lawrence 84, Free State 63
LAWRENCE STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN HIGH Q
December 4, 1998
Teams from Lawrence and the surrounding area will test their brain power as part of the 16th annual High Q competition to be held Saturday at Washburn University in Topeka. A total of 106 teams are registered for the event. Lawrence High School students entered in the contest are Helen White, Michael Coggins, James Un, Marissa Pelot and Bill Kinnersley. Their coach is Art Sloan. Assistant coaches are Danielle Lotton-Barker and Lorraine Darwin.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 4, 1998
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information about a grant to a local social service agency. Health Care Access will receive a grant to provide primary care for people at meal sites and shelters in the county.
DIVERSITY REQUIRED
December 4, 1998
Adding a course requirement for some Kansas University students will do little to help them define or appreciate “diversity.” Is requiring a course on “diversity” for some liberal arts majors at Kansas University a good idea? Will it make them more tolerant of “diverse” populations?
SORORITY TO HOST GIFT EXCHANGE FROM J-W STAFF REPORTS
December 4, 1998
Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Kansas University will host its second annual Holiday Gift Exchange for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County on Monday. The sorority has been collecting donations including toys, clothes and coats from other KU greek chapters.
Free State girls earn first ever victory
December 4, 1998
Free State High’s girls basketball team didn’t win a game last season during an 0-21 campaign. The Firebirds haven’t lost a game this year.