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December 5, 1998
Jeff Tummons, who replaced 29-year LHS wrestling coach Jim Beltch this season, has 32 wrestlers on his roster and at least one wrestler in 13 of 14 weight classes.
AT 104, SHE STILL KICKS UP HER HEELS
December 5, 1998
The birthday girl has danced at all of her grandchildren’s weddings.
MISS LAWRENCE MEETING SET
December 5, 1998
An informational meeting about the Miss Lawrence Scholarship pageant, a preliminary contest for the Miss Kansas and Miss America pageants, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Real Estate Office, 2701 W. Sixth. “We’ve handed out fliers on campus and in town,” said Karen Stewart, Miss Lawrence Scholarship Organization co-director.
HASKELL MEN FALL TO OTTAWA JV
December 5, 1998
Ted Chesarek scored 25 points, but Haskell Indian Nations University suffered an 87-78 men’s basketball loss to Ottawa’s junior varsity on Friday at Coffin Complex. Jeremiah Rechtor added 13 points and Eli Williams 11 for HINU (3-7).
A POUND OF FLESH?
December 5, 1998
To the editor: It does not take a poll to ascertain that most Americans want closure to the four-year Starr investigation and impeachment hearings that seem to go on and on like the Energizer Rabbit.
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December 5, 1998
Royal Valley boys 54, Perry-Lecompton 50 Royal Valley (54)
TRIAL SET FOR OFFICER FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING
December 5, 1998
A Lawrence police officer facing a drunken driving charge failed in his attempt to have the Lawrence municipal judge removed from the case. Todd Polson, 35, was suspended from the police force following a Nov. 1 accident at Sixth and Iowa. According to police reports, a car turned in front of him, causing the accident. No one was injured in the accident.
MABEL WOFFORD
December 5, 1998
Services for Mabel Priscilla Martin Rexrode Wofford, 84, a Lawrence native, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel in San Bernardino, Calif. Burial will follow at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alta, Calif. Mrs. Wofford died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Pomona, Calif.
A WIN-WIN SITUATION
December 5, 1998
A variety of factors seem to be converging to make the renovation of a historical downtown structure a success. The announcement that Topeka’s largest advertising agency plans to move to Lawrence is good news on several levels.
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December 5, 1998
On Dec. 5, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of a fire costing $25,000 at 729-731 Mass. The Journal article began: “P.H. Peirce’s New York store was burned out early Sunday morning and the contents of the store are a total loss. In addition to this, the loss sustained by Mr. Jacob House by smoke and water will be several thousand dollars…”
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December 5, 1998
Where can I write to Annette Funicello? You can write to the actress at 16102 Sandy Lane, Encino, Calif. 91316. Funicello made her mark as one of Walt Disney’s Mouseketeers and then starred in several beach-party movies in the 1960s. She recently appeared in “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” a made-for-TV movie that chronicled her life.
REALTOR SPECULATING ON OFFICE SPACE
December 5, 1998
Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate is speculating that Lawrence will like its concept for office buildings. The company has begun construction on the first of three planned office condominiums in northwest Lawrence aimed at presenting options for small firms that may want to own space.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 46-inch Pioneer television, worth $3,000, was reported stolen between 7 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. Tuesday from a house in the 1900 block of West 31st.
SOUND OFF
December 5, 1998
Are Lawrence school district employees required to be CPR certified? “Many of our employees take part in CPR training,” said Julie Boyle, district administrative assistant for communications.
CHARLES ALBERT PESSONI
December 5, 1998
Services for Charles Albert Pessoni, 85, Eudora, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brentwood Congregational Church, Brentwood, Mo. Private graveside services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, St. Louis. Mr. Pessoni died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
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December 5, 1998
Billed as the largest arena in Southern California, the Arrowhead Pond seats 18,000 fans for basketball. The building, which opened in 1993, is everyday home of the NHL’s Mighty Ducks and annually the Wooden Classic. “If I stand on the roof of my house, I can see the Pond. My dad and I walked on the river trail when they were building it,” KU sophomore center Eric Chenowith said. He is a native of Villa Park, Calif.
NEARLY 100 HORSE-DRAWN UNITS TO PARADE
December 5, 1998
Horses, carriages and warm weather today should bring thousands to downtown Lawrence. The Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. today. Almost 100 horse-drawn vehicles will parade down Massachusetts in the sixth annual event.
OMAHA BANK BUYS W. SIXTH LOCATION
December 5, 1998
An Omaha bank that’s been doing business from a leased office suite plans to increase its Lawrence presence with an office at Sixth and Eldridge in northwest Lawrence. Commercial Federal Bank has purchased land and, according to plans on file at Lawrence city hall, is building a 2,800-square-foot bank at the southwest corner of the Monterey Business Plaza.
$1,000 CHAMBER PRIZE WILL HELP COUPLE WITH BIG CHRISTMAS LIST
December 5, 1998
Finding a way to spend the $1,000 she won as part of a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce shopping spree will not be difficult for Nancy Bracciano, or her husband, Leo, Lawrence. The Braccianos have eight children and 13 grandchildren and already have collected names of needy families from the giving tree at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
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December 5, 1998
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo A new office building is beginning to take shape in the 4100 block of West Sixth. Here, Mike Romero, Lawrence, sets rafters on the building’s frame. The 4,200-square-foot building is a speculative office being built by Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate.
NATURAL GAS METER STRUCK FRIDAY MORNING
December 5, 1998
A car hit a natural gas meter Friday morning, shearing a natural gas line in a residential area. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical arrived at 2:10 a.m. at the meter at 2224 Mass., and shut off gas and water lines. The car also hit a water spigot.
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December 5, 1998
Did the city approve the parking ban on Crestline from 27th to 30th streets? Yes. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to have staffers draw up an ordinance that would prohibit parking along the west side of Crestline Drive from 27th to 30th.
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December 5, 1998
Free State 68, Topeka Washburn Rural 64 Free State (68)
78 GRADUATE
December 5, 1998
A fine arts scholarship at Kansas University has been funded with a $50,500 donation from a Prairie Village businessman, the Kansas University Endowment Association reported. J. Kenneth Higdon, retired president of the Business Men’s Assurance Co. of Kansas City, has donated $49,500 to the Sherin H. Custer Memorial Scholarship Fund. An additional $1,000 was donated by the business.
GLENN E. FRAGER
December 5, 1998
Services for Glenn E. Frager, 82, Hutchinson, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park. Mr. Frager died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Hospice Residential Care Center.
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December 5, 1998
Leavenworth 77, Lawrence 48 LEAVENWORTH (77)
ROSTER
December 5, 1998
Seniors: Jamakee Blackburn, Michael Day, Ryan Fender, Nathanial Pharr, James Waymire, Kurt Wenger. Juniors: David Burggraf, Tim Donnally, Jason Fender, Philip Garito, Dustin Goodin, Nick Gregory, Chris Hoss, David Jumbo, Brandon Rials, David Schwartz, Ryan Smith, Derick Wallace, Beau Wenger.
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December 5, 1998
Maryland Eastern-Shore (47) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
MAN INJURED IN BALING MACHINE UNDERGOES SURGERY
December 5, 1998
A Lawrence man was in serious condition Friday night after an industrial accident Thursday. Lauren Patterson, 42, Lawrence, was injured Thursday afternoon when he was caught in a recycled-paper baling machine at the Hallmark Cards Inc. plant, 101 McDonald.
GROCERY BUILDING MAY GET NEW LIFE
December 5, 1998
North Lawrence’s longtime grocery store could be reopening as another sort of retail outlet. Jim Lewis, who holds the lease on the building at 608 N. Second, said this week that negotiations were under way with a prospective tenant.
BAKER ANNOUNCES MARKETING CHANGES
December 5, 1998
Annette Galluzzi will head Baker University’s newly created office of marketing and communication, the school announced Friday. Galluzzi was university editor for 10 years before the promotion. The new office is meant to advance the school’s enrollment and fund-raising efforts.
RUTH A. MCKITRICK
December 5, 1998
Services for Ruth A. McKitrick, 100, Eudora, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. McKitrick died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
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December 5, 1998
Earlier this week, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen announced he intended to remain at KU rather than keep his name in consideration for the football coaching job at the University of Iowa. The Iowa athletic director is one of Allen’s closest friends. Allen’s father was a swimming coach at Iowa, both Allen and his wife, Lynn, are Iowa natives, and there are many other reasons or ties to Iowa that would cause Allen to give serious thought to the Iowa City position. Adding confusion to the situation must have been the very real question in Allen’s mind of just how committed KU officials are to having a winning football program and whether KU always is going to be looked upon as a basketball school rather than as a very good football and basketball school.
Dillon’s free throws give Firebirds season-opening win
December 5, 1998
Hours before Friday night’s boys basketball game, Free State High senior Dijon Dillon was looking for something to eat. He feasted at the free-throw line instead.
FRANK SAMUEL PINET
December 5, 1998
A memorial reception for friends and associates of Frank Samuel Pinet, 78, Lawrence, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Adams Alumni Center on the Kansas University campus. This will follow a private memorial service at Danforth Chapel. Inurnment took place in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Pinet died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at his home.
AFTER BEGINNING THE SEASON WITH SEVEN GAMES ON THE ROAD, THE JAYHAWKS DEFEATED MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE IN THEIR HOME OPENER.
December 5, 1998
Given her first start at Kansas University after another guard injured her knee, Casey Pruitt’s lone regret about being a Jayhawk right now is the tattoo. The Jayhawk logo inked on her right ankle (she received it after committing to Kansas two years ago) has been more of a hassle than a full-court press to Pruitt, who will undergo a $950 removal surgery over holiday break.
JEFFERSON WEST 43, PERRY-LECOMPTON 39
December 5, 1998
Jefferson West jumped to an early lead and hung on for a 43-39 victory over Perry-Lecompton on Saturday in high school girls basketball. “We dug too deep a hole in the beginning,” P-L coach Frank Harwood said. “That first quarter got to us.”
NESSIE E. SHELL
December 5, 1998
Services for Nessie E. Shell, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Ms. Shell died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
GOOD COVERAGE
December 5, 1998
To the editor: I thought the Journal-World’s coverage of the Rim Rock track event was outstanding!
COACH HOPES CONFIDENCE CARRIES OVER TO WRESTLING
December 5, 1998
Free State wrestling coach Darrell Andrew says the Firebirds’ gridiron glory should help FSHS on the mat this winter.
PRICES HAVE MOTORISTS PUMPED
December 5, 1998
Economic slowdowns around the world have driven gasoline prices down, and they are expected to stay down for the foreseeable future.
BIRTHS
December 5, 1998
Wayne and Lynn Walker, Lawrence, a boy, Friday. Christopher and Marriette Haswood, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
A LAWRENCE WOMAN CELEBRATED HER 105TH BIRTHDAY A MONTH EARLY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON SATURDAY.
December 5, 1998
She was singing in Paris when the Titanic sank. She was a war bride — from World War I. Elspeth Boyd, 104, celebrated her upcoming 105th birthday early with family and friends Saturday. She was born Jan. 4, 1894, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A VCR, compact disc player, jewelry, briefcase and other items valued at a total of $1,385 were reported stolen between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and Sunday, police reported Friday.
LHS boys lose season opener
December 5, 1998
For Lawrence High’s sake, Leavenworth better be the best boys basketball team in the Sunflower League. Leavenworth, ranked third in the preseason Class 6A coaches’ poll, had five players score in double figures en route to a 77-48 romp of the Lions on Friday night in the LHS gym in the season-opener for both teams
KANSAS WILL TRY TO AVOID ITS FIRST TWO-GAME LOSING STREAK IN FIVE SEASONS WHEN THE JAYHAWKS TAKE ON PEPPERDINE TODAY. TIPOFF FOR THE WOODEN CLASSIC CONTEST IS 4 P.M., CENTRAL TIME, AT THE ARROWHEAD PO
December 5, 1998
Kansas suffers men’s basketball losing streaks about as often as off-the-Richter Scale earthquakes devastate Southern California. That is, once in a great while.
DIJON DILLON CONNECTED ON FOUR CRUCIAL FREE THROWS IN THE FINAL 1:12 TO PROPEL FREE STATE.
December 5, 1998
Hours before Friday night’s boys basketball game, Free State High senior Dijon Dillon was looking for something to eat. He feasted at the free-throw line instead.
KU SENIOR FLIRTS WITH RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
December 5, 1998
A Kansas University senior who advanced to the final competition did not win the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship that would have paid for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. Anna VanCleave of Overland Park was in St. Paul, Minn., Friday and Saturday to interview for the scholarship. She was one of two Kansas students who represented the state at the district level.
S KIN VINSON, THE LIONS LOST THEIR SEASON-OPENING BOYS BASKETBALL CONTEST TO LEAVENWORTH.
December 5, 1998
For Lawrence High’s sake, Leavenworth better be the best boys basketball team in the Sunflower League. Leavenworth, ranked third in the preseason Class 6A coaches’ poll, had five players score in double figures en route to a 77-48 romp of the Lions on Friday night in the LHS gym in the season-opener for both teams. Lawrence hadn’t lost a season-opener since 1991.
AGENCY MULLING SLT CASE APPEAL
December 5, 1998
The Federal Highway Administration has not decided whether to appeal the South Lawrence Trafficway case.
S OLDEST HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE EVENT
December 5, 1998
Debaters will talk their way through foreign policy at the Lawrence High School Invitational Debate Tournament.
PROBABLE STARTERS KANSAS (4-1) F — NICK BRADFORD (6-6) F — KENNY GREGORY (6-5)
December 5, 1998
C — Eric Chenowith (7-0) G — Ryan Robertson (6-5)
STUDENTS CAUGHT UP IN A WHIRLWIND RELIEF EFFORT
December 5, 1998
Southwest Junior High students are helping a teacher with family in Honduras help victims of Hurricane Mitch.
S TALK ABOUT SEXSOON SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
December 5, 1998
Teens and their parents need a different reference point regarding teen sex.
ROY DEAN FALWELL
December 5, 1998
Services for Roy Dean Falwell, 89, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Mr. Falwell died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
FALWELL SERVICES
December 5, 1998
Memorial services for Roy Dean Falwell, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. A private inurnment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta. Mr. Falwell died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
LONG
December 5, 1998
Services for Orville H. “Bud” Long, 80, Eudora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Eudora City Cemetery. Mr. Long died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
ROSTER
December 5, 1998
Seniors: Anthony Santaularia, Scott Miller and Sam Engleman. Juniors: Eric White, Ryan Fowler, Scott Smith, Rick McCoy, Shaun Flynn, Greg Lang, Chris Wheatley, Jeff Frenya, Jimmy Hahn, Jake Lawrence, Thomas Champion, Jeff Stromberg, Matt Wehner, Matt Kipp and Adam Rombough.
KATHARYN JEAN EADS
December 5, 1998
Services for Katharyn Jean Eads, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Eads died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HUNTING, MATING SEASON BAD COMBINATION FOR ANIMALS CAR-DEER ACCIDENTS DRIVE HOME POINT
December 5, 1998
Motorists should keep an eye on the road — and the side of the road — for the hoofed animals.
BULLDOG BOYS SMOTHER OHS
December 5, 1998
Bobby Taul made sure Baldwin High’s boys basketball team knew its history so it wouldn’t be doomed to repeat it. Last year, Osawatomie banked in a half-court shot at the halftime buzzer and rode the momentum to a seven-point victory.