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ARMED ROBBERIES EARN TERM IN FEDERAL PRISON
December 17, 1998
A man convicted of robbing a local fast-food restaurant and a liquor store early this year has been sentenced in federal court to nine years, three months in prison, without parole. U.S. District Judge Dale Saffels handed down the sentence Thursday to Matthew Headley, 22, Lawrence in U.S. District Court in Topeka, U.S. Atty. Jackie Williams’ office announced.
OUR TOWN
December 17, 1998
Our Town for 12-17 Postal Swim Results: Several Lawrence swimmers posted high finishes in a 3,000-yard postal race against 45 other nationwide teams. Age-group seconds went to Neil Salkind and Beth White, a third to Mary Felice Crowe, a fourth to Brenda Meyer, a sixth to Kent McDonald, a ninth to Mark Begert and a 10th to Dave Blair.
OPAL M. POHL
December 17, 1998
Services for Opal M. Pohl, 93, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Worden Cemetery, Worden. Mrs. Pohl died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PARTISAN FLUKE?
December 17, 1998
To the editor: Regarding the articles of impeachment, I wonder what the chances are of all the Republican committee members voting the same way by pure fluke? They want us to believe that their actions are motivated not by partisan politics but by high-minded and righteous indignation at President Clinton’s so-called abuse of power.
PARTISAN LINES
December 17, 1998
What is taking precedence as the U.S. House considers impeachment: partisan interests or the law of the land? It’s not known as this is written whether a vote will be taken today in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether to impeach William Jefferson Clinton.
HOLIDAYS
December 17, 1998
The service is good and comes with a smile. The selection is wide, with toy cars, coloring books, Barbies and many of the items that show up on children’s Christmas lists.
NEIGHBORING COUNTIES OUTPACE DOUGLAS IN RETAIL SALES GROWTH
December 17, 1998
Johnson and Shawnee counties both saw bigger monthly retail sales increases for the past 12 months.
PLANNING BRIEFS
December 17, 1998
Earl Grove’s Village gets OK from planners
CABIN OVERLOOKING KAW GETS $10,000 WORTH OF REPAIRS LECOMPTON RUIN RESTORATION IN FULL GEAR
December 17, 1998
An historic Lecompton stone cabin approaches a renovation benchmark.
KANSAS CPAS HONOR KU BUSINESS PROFESSOR
December 17, 1998
A Kansas University professor received the first Outstanding Accounting Educator award given by the Kansas CPA Society. Allen Ford, the Larry D. Horner/KPMG Peat Marwick distinguished professor of accounting, was honored during the society’s annual Kansas tax conference in Overland Park.
GLENN CLARK MARTIN
December 17, 1998
Services for Glenn Clark Martin, 58, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Martin died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at his home.
D.A. TO RECEIVE REPORT ON FATALITY
December 17, 1998
Twenty-two people were killed in construction zone accidents a year ago, according to state figures.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 17, 1998
Is there a law against corporal punishment in the state of Kansas? I have been told that in some states it is illegal to spank your child. Does this pertain to Kansas? If not, do you know in which states spanking your child is legal, if at all? Kansas doesn’t outlaw spanking, but classifies intentional “torturing, cruelly beating, shaking which results in great bodily harm or inflicting cruel and inhuman corporal punishment” as child abuse.
COLUMBIA TO SELL OFFICE BUILDINGS
December 17, 1998
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. is hoping to sell 200 medical office buildings, freeing up more money to run the hospitals that make up the core of its business. The company is seeking $300 million for the buildings, which average 30,000-35,000 square feet and are located near Columbia/HCA hospitals for the convenience of doctors who admit patients to the company’s facilities.
BILL DEAY
December 17, 1998
Memorial services for Bill Deay, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Deay died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Southwinds Rehabilitation and Care Center.
DEAR FRIEND,
December 17, 1998
Thank you for contacting my office with your concerns. I appreciate the time you have taken to inform me of your views. As you may already know, I will not be returning to Washington for the 106th Congress. Since the 105th Congress has adjourned and will probably not reconvene, and my staff and I are required to close down my Washington and district offices, I can no longer accept e-mail at this account. If you are a constituent residing in the Third District of Kansas and are in need of assistance, please call either my Overland Park office at (913) 383-2013 or my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2865 to speak to a member of my staff. “Thank you for your input and support over the past two years. It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to serve as your Representative in the 105th Congress.”
DIRTLESS GARDENING
December 17, 1998
GC Hydroponics, 1109 Mass., offers hydroponic gardening systems priced from $60 to $300. The shop is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (785) 842-7480.
PINCHED PENNIES GO TO CHARITY
December 17, 1998
From J-W Staff Writers Perry — It started out as Pennies for Perry. It ended as Dollars to Donate.
COLLABORATION TIME FOCUS OF TEACHER CONTRACT TALKS
December 17, 1998
Negotiators representing Lawrence teachers and school board members continue their discussions toward a contract for the coming school year.
WRITING ON WALL
December 17, 1998
To the editor: We, the people, elected William Jefferson Clinton to the office of president — with high approval — a second time. By the most recent election, we emphatically reaffirmed that vote and rebuked the Republicans for their attempts to degrade him, though all but the brightest have struggled to interpret the vote otherwise. Now, shedding alligator tears, they are moving to disenfranchise us, in their frantic attempt to use the opportunity put into their hands by the “impartial” spokesman for impeachment, Kenneth Starr.
LUCILLE S. STUCK
December 17, 1998
Services for Lucille S. Stuck, 87, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cope Cemetery, Weatherby, Mo. Mrs. Stuck died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Colonial Manor.
PLANNERS SAY LOT SPLIT OUT OF BOUNDS
December 17, 1998
A proposal to build two new homes in the back yard of a house along the Lawrence Country Club is out of bounds, Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners ruled Wednesday night.
MCLOUTH WORKER INJURED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
December 17, 1998
A 21-year-old rural McLouth man suffered serious injuries when an front-end loader backed over him about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at a construction site just west of Oskaloosa, a Jefferson County sheriff’s dispatcher said. Chester Ray Owens was in surgery Wednesday night at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken by helicopter from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.
ROBERT DALE REUSCH
December 17, 1998
Services for Robert Dale Reusch, 22, Lawrence, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Ozawkie Cemetery, Ozawkie. Mr. Reusch died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in an accident east of Lawrence.
HOLIDAY SPIRIT MOVES LHS STUDENTS
December 17, 1998
High school students give more than the holiday spirit to Salvation Army families.
KU SETS FINAL EXAMS
December 17, 1998
Kansas University has announced the following final examinations: * Jeong-Sun Sohn, linguistics, “The Functional Equivalent of the Proto-Inod-Europe Reflexive Pronoun *s(w)e in Romance, Slavic, and Germanic,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 418 Blake
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
December 17, 1998
The city’s new skate park is welcomed by some, but not all, area residents.
CHEERS
December 17, 1998
More than 30 KU students who lead cheers at Jayhawk sports events don’t have much to be cheerful about after the athletics department declared national competition off limits for one year.
CONGRESSIONAL E-MAIL DOES NOT COMPUTE
December 17, 1998
Reaching U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger about impeachment — or any other matter — has been nearly impossible since the outgoing congressman closed his Washington offices.
NELLIE FAY SUMMERS
December 17, 1998
Services for Nellie Fay Summers, 90, Kansas City, Kan., will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Summers died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center, Shawnee.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT BURGLARIES AND THEFTS
December 17, 1998
* A Compaq computer was stolen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday from Uni Computers, 1403 W. 23rd. Loss was $1,700. Police reports
NOT THE ONLY LIE
December 17, 1998
To the editor: As one of the 60 percent of Americans who believe President Clinton should not be removed from office, I would like an opportunity to respond to some of the inferences contained in your Dec. 15 editorial, “License to lie?”.
INCLUDES LOCAL FLAVOR
December 17, 1998
A Lawrence woman’s peek at a slice of World War II history, and the post-war life she created, earned her a spot in Tom Brokaw’s new book.
BIRTHS
December 17, 1998
Jodi McNamara, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Ed and Linda Westhoff, Williamsburg, a girl, Wednesday.
MARTHA JANE CZAPLINSKI
December 17, 1998
Services for Martha Jane Czaplinski, 54, Merriam, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Czaplinski died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 17, 1998
12-17-98Chuck Woodling column Seven Big 12 Conference football teams will participate in holiday bowl games, meaning it’s not too early to familiarize yourself with the games you want to watch and, equally important, the ones you don’t.
STUDENTS USE CREATIVE TREASURES AS SPRINGBOARDS FOR POEMS
December 17, 1998
These poems were written by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. The writers were challenged to select a work of art that “spoke” to them on an imaginative/emotional level and to interpret that art through free-verse or rhymed poetry. These poems demonstrate how creativity in one form may generate creativity in another form and that springboards to the imagination are everywhere and are ours for the taking. Determined
KU GETS $28,000 NATIONAL ARTS GRANT
December 17, 1998
The National Endowment for the Arts announced three grants for Kansas, including a $28,000 award to Kansas University. KU’s funding will be used to support four companies or ensembles that showcase the influence of black culture on today’s performing artists.
REBOUNDER DELUXE QUENTIN RICHARDSON OF DEPAUL COMES TO TOWN TONIGHT FOR A NONCONFERENCE BASKETBALL BATTLE AGAINST KANSAS. TIPOFF IS 8:35 P.M. THE GAME WILL BE SHOWN LIVE ON ESPN.
December 17, 1998
He’s listed as 6-foot-6, 225 pounds on DePaul University’s men’s basketball roster. “I’m 6-5 though,” said Blue Demon freshman Quentin Richardson, inch for inch and pound for pound, the top rebounder in the country.
BAKER ANNOUNCES WINTER SPEAKER
December 17, 1998
Donald Coldsmith, a writer, lecturer and rancher from Emporia, will be the keynote speaker at Baker University’s Winter Commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Collins Sports and Convention Center, Baldwin. Coldsmith’s keynote address will precede the awarding of 320 degrees to graduating students. Following his speech Coldsmith, who is a member of Baker’s Board of Trustees, will receive university honors.
MARTHA JANE CZAPLINSKI
December 17, 1998
Services for Martha Jane Czaplinski, 54, Merriam, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Czaplinski died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
HOMER MARSHALL JR.
December 17, 1998
Graveside services for Homer Sylvester Marshall Jr., 65, Fort Scott, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott. Mr. Marshall died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
LMH STEERS CLEAR OF TOBACCO SUIT
December 17, 1998
State officials haven’t begun allocating $1.5 billion in a tobacco settlement, but some Kansas hospitals fear they will be forgotten.
PROBABLE STARTERS DEPAUL (6-2) F — BOBBY SIMMONS (6-7)
December 17, 1998
C — Lance Williams (6-9) G — Willie Coleman (6-1)
DEBATE TEAMS COMPETE IN AREA TOURNAMENTS
December 17, 1998
The Lawrence High School and Free State High School debate teams competed in an invitational tournament last weekend at Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka. Lawrence High took first place in sweepstakes at the tournament. Individual medalists from LHS included: Alyssa Patterson and Leah Cummings, third place in the novice division; Brad Quellhorst and Taekwan Kim, eighth place in novice; Sarah Scholle and Kristen Wong, fourth place in junior varsity division; and Mike Samp and Lyman Fox, fourth Place in the open division.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 17, 1998
On Dec. 17, 1898, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “Topeka merchants get up `special excursions’ to induce people to come there and spend money that should be paid to home merchants. They generously permit the excursionists to pay their own fares, and then sell them goods at prices full as high as they can get the same things at home. Topeka knows more different ways of pulling legs than any other town in the west, save and except Kansas City.”
NATIONAL NIGHTMARE
December 17, 1998
To the editor: Watching the slow-motion coup attempt by the Republican Party is as surreal and frightening as experiencing a nightmare. Even more nightmarish is the feeling of helplessness shared by the majority of Americans who oppose this Congressional lynch mob. There is evidently nothing we can do, when you have a process rigged by Republican zealots like Tom Delay; a process preventing a vote on censure; a process allowing this fateful decision to be made by lame ducks like Vince Snowbarger, who have been rejected by the voters in the past and are unaccountable to the voters in the future.
TIMING OF AIRSTRIKES RAISES EYEBROWS LOCALLY
December 17, 1998
Area residents watching Wednesday’s international developments offered mixed opinions on President Clinton, Iraq and the impeachment process.
GARDENING BY THE DROP TAKES ROOT
December 17, 1998
A downtown store offers systems to grow vegetables, herbs and other plants without soil, cutting down on maintenance.
S HARASSMENT SUIT, DENIES LIABILITY
December 17, 1998
Attorneys are scheduled to meet today to hammer out a proposed schedule for a case involving a city employee accusing her former boss and current employer of harassment and discrimination.