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COMPETING INTERESTS
December 19, 1998
The Kansas University athletics department should do a better job of explaining its decision to nix national competition for the KU Crimson Girls and cheerleaders. It’s obviously an internal matter, but it is unfortunate the Kansas University Crimson Girls and the KU cheerleaders will not be allowed to compete in national championships this year.
NATION IN PERIL
December 19, 1998
To the editor: The day before Congress was to vote on whether or not to impeach Clinton, he engages our armed forces in a war with Iraq, and he and his supporters swear that the two are not connected.
COUNTY TO MAIL ASSESSMENT FORMS
December 19, 1998
The Douglas County appraiser’s office is set to mail 1999 personal property assessment forms on Dec. 31. Every taxpayer who had personal property this year should receive a form. Personal property includes such items as boats, mobile homes, large trucks, trailers, business machinery and equipment.
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December 19, 1998
Students also are looking forward to seeing relatives during the winter break.
S STATUS UNCERTAIN
December 19, 1998
The principal of Oskaloosa Middle School hasn’t been on the job for days, the superintendent of schools won’t explain the absence. The principal said only, “I’m on personal leave.”
SPRINT WINS FEDERAL CONTRACT
December 19, 1998
So far, Sprint has won $1.5 billion of a total $5 billion contract to provide long-distance service to the government. From J-W Wire Reports
WOODLING FINALIST FOR STATE HONORS
December 19, 1998
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling is one of three finalists for Kansas sports writer of the year as chosen by the National Sportscasters and Sports Writers Association. The other finalists are Pete Goering and Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
PLANS UNDER WAY FOR LMH BENEFIT
December 19, 1998
More than 75 volunteers, representing Lawrence’s medical, business and university communities, are working to plan Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn.’s first Hearts of Gold Ball. Proceeds for the event, scheduled for Feb. 27, will go to the Dr. F. David Fortin Memorial Fund benefiting the radiology department at LMH. Dr. Fortin, chief of radiology and former chief of staff at LMH, died Sept. 11.
CONVICTED KIDNAPPER REQUESTING PAROLE
December 19, 1998
The Kansas Parole Board wants public input on a kidnapper who held a rural Lawrence couple captive early this year, even though he won’t be released from prison.
KANSAS WILL TACKLE TENNESSEE-MARTIN AT 5 P.M. TODAY IN THE SEATTLE TIMES HUSKY CLASSIC IN SEATTLE.
December 19, 1998
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has been as good as gold — or, at least, silver — in tournaments so far this season. In the Jayhawks’ three multiple-day, tournament-format appearances this season, Kansas has gone 6-1, won two tourney titles and finished runner-up in the third.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY JUNIOR ASHANTE JOHNSON, WHO HAS YET TO MAKE HIS JAYHAWK DEBUT, WILL NOT PLAY TODAY OR AT ST. LOUIS NEXT WEDNESDAY, BUT HE COULD RUN THROUGH WARMUP DRILLS.
December 19, 1998
Kansas junior Ashante Johnson may suit up for today’s men’s basketball game against Illinois. There’s no chance he will play, however, Jayhawk coach Roy Williams said Friday. “I truly don’t think Lester (Earl) or Ashante will play until after Christmas, yet I might get Ashante to warm up just to give him more range of motion — a little bounce in his legs,” Williams said of Johnson, who had right kneecap surgery in the preseason.
SOUND OFF
December 19, 1998
On U.S. Highway 40, a half-mile west of the South Lawrence Trafficway, there’s a section of road that ices up every day that it is cold. Can the county or state or whoever does road maintenance do something about that stretch of road? The Kansas Department of Transportation is aware of the problem, a spokeswoman said, and tries to treat the section with salt as often as possible. Some areas of roadways develop moisture while others don’t, she said.
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December 19, 1998
Marc Epard and Kathy Porsch’s home will be in the spotlight Sunday. The house on Hillcrest will be featured on Home and Garden Television’s “Extreme Homes” Sunday.
GARAGE DOOR GROUP GROWING
December 19, 1998
The company will add 31 jobs and a $3.65 million production line by the middle of next year.
LAWRENCE (53)
December 19, 1998
Kin Vinson 7-11 0-4 17, Michael Coggins 2-6 1-2 5, Jeff Forbes 1-3 0-1 2, Ehren Guntert 0-3 1-2 1, Ike Ezefili 4-5 8-11 16, Antonio Glover 1-4 0-0 2, Kingsley Uwadia 1-2 2-2 4, Bryce McMichael 1-5 1-3 4, Rob Etken 0-0 2-4 2. Totals 17-39 15-29 53. FREE STATE (62)
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December 19, 1998
Friday was supposed to be the day Allison Rose’s injured knee went under the knife. Instead, it was the day she scored 13 points to help Eudora High beat Prairie View, 50-39, in Frontier League girls basketball.
STATE OIL INDUSTRY BLOWS GASKET
December 19, 1998
Analysts based at KU report that low prices undermined the state’s oil and gas production, devastating oil-patch employment in 1998.
LIBRARY OFFICIAL CLOSES CAREER CHAPTER
December 19, 1998
Barbara White, head of the Lawrence Public Library’s Technical Services department, will be retiring Tuesday, Dec. 22. She has been a member of the library staff since May 1989 and has always worked in the Technical Services department. She began in acquisitions and cataloging, then worked as the assistant department head. She took over as department head last June. While working for the library, she was very involved in the changeover from the card catalog to the online system, prior to May 1996.
CITY LOOKS TO BUY BLOCK PLANT
December 19, 1998
A block plant in East Lawrence could soon become city property, all to make way for a drainage-improvement project at least five years away. City officials will begin formal negotiations to purchase the 3.4-acre site of the former Morton’s Building Materials Inc., 900 E. 15th. Lawrence city commissioners Friday morning gave City Manager Mike Wildgen permission to begin talks.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
December 19, 1998
* Lawrence police arrested Adam Russell Church, 22, Lawrence, on an Allen County warrant Friday. He was booked at 10:54 a.m. Friday into Douglas County Jail; his bail was set at $20,000. He was released at 2:11 p.m. to Allen County authorities. * Lawrence police arrested Schrell Latrece Knight, 30, Lawrence, Friday on charges of conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, endangering a child and aiding and abetting in the sale of crack cocaine. She was booked at 2:32 p.m. into Douglas County Jail, where she was being held Friday. Bond had not been set.
IN 1898
December 19, 1998
On Dec. 19, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted federal funds being spent for Missouri river improvement and commented: “Millions of money are stolen every year by congress and divided up by the congressmen to be used in securing re-election. Those who have no streams in their districts get even by securing appropriations for federal buildings, and the like. The majority of the members frankly admit that the whole thing is a steal, but justify themselves … the other fellows do it; we have as much right as they have to the money. It is time for a reform along these lines, but there doesn’t appear to be the slightest indications that one will come.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
FREE STATE CAPITALIZED ON 26 LAWRENCE HIGH TURNOVERS TO DUMP THE LIONS IN THE SECOND MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOLS.
December 19, 1998
Like week-old eggnog, one bad quarter against Free State Friday night in the Firebirds’ gym spoiled Lawrence High’s hopes of posting its first boys basketball victory of the season. Free State scored the first eight points and led 21-8 after eight minutes. Meanwhile, LHS committed 11 turnovers and attempted just six shots in the decisive period.
WHEN DATING, TEENS NEED RULES AND SUPERVISION.
December 19, 1998
As any frustrated parent of teen-agers can attest, the years between 12 and 20 are when our children try their hardest to assert their independence and break away from parental authority. It’s a normal part of growing up. But parents sill need to hang in there, supervise their teens, and provide rules — especially when it comes to dating. Below are 10 dating tips each for parents and teen-agers, based on information found in “Sex Smart: 501 Reasons to Hold Off on Sex.” Ten teen dating tips for parents
EVALYN M. PARRY
December 19, 1998
Services for Evalyn M. Parry, 88, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Mrs. Parry died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at the Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa.
GIVE BLOOD AND GET BEANIE TOY
December 19, 1998
Give the gift of life this holiday season and receive a gift of a Blood Buddy Beanie Toy. All donors will receive a “Blood Buddy” toy on Christmas Eve. Kansas Blood Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The center is located at 535 Gateway Dr. Kansas Blood Services will be closed on Friday, which is Christmas Day. Kansas Blood Services supplies blood to nine hospitals in northeast Kansas. New donors are always needed to help meet patients’ needs. If you would like more information about giving blood or would like to schedule an appointment please call 843-5383.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 19, 1998
What a year. At this time of the year, it is natural for people to reflect on the past 12 months, make a mental accounting of the most significant events, assess their own personal situations and think about the coming year. In most cases, individuals believe the past year has been busier, more hectic and more challenging than most years, and they hope the coming year will be calmer, more restful and less challenging.
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December 19, 1998
Lose four starters from a state championship team and what do you do? Rebuild, usually. Not at Santa Fe Trail. The defending Class 4A state girls basketball champions have simply reloaded.
CARVILLE CAMPAIGN
December 19, 1998
What effect is American political adviser James Carville having on U.S. relationships abroad? It is interesting to note that, at the same time President Clinton is trying to gain the support of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Arab-Israeli peace effort as well as for the president’s military action against Saddam Hussein, his No. 1 political adviser, James Carville, has been in Israel trying to put together a winning campaign for Netanyahu’s opponent in the next election.
FAMILIES FACE RURAL WATER WOES
December 19, 1998
Living in the country takes a tasteless turn for a family dealing with a contaminated with fecal bacteria.
S KEMPER ARENA. BOTH SQUADS ARE 7-2.
December 19, 1998
This was supposed to be a rebuilding year at Illinois. After all, Lon Kruger’s Fighting Illini lost all five starters off last year’s Big Ten championship team.
FREE STATE JUMPED TO LEADS OF 19-4 AND 27-8 ON THE WAY TO A BOYS BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER LAWRENCE HIGH ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FSHS GYM.
December 19, 1998
The Firebird is the new king of the jungle. Free State High’s boys basketball team helped erase memories of the season-ending football loss to Lawrence High this year with a 62-53 basketball win over the Lions on Friday night at the FSHS gym.
Free State gets first boy’s basketball victory over LHS
December 19, 1998
The Firebird is the new king of the jungle. Free State High’s boys basketball team helped erase memories of the season-ending football loss to Lawrence High this year with a 62-53 basketball win over the Lions on Friday night at the FSHS gym.
SENIOR SCORES SCHOOL-BEST 36 IN VICTORY OVER BUFFALOES
December 19, 1998
David Roubison supplanted his brother, Jeremy, and Bryce Vermillion as EHS single-game scoring record holders.
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December 19, 1998
THIS IS AN INSERT INTO THE KANSAS WIRE STORY ABOUT PROPOSED REFORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. QUOTE:
SOUND OFF
December 19, 1998
Where can I write to Chuck Norris? Actor Chuck Norris can be reached by mail by writing to P.O. Box 872, Navasota, Tex. 77868.
STUDENTS AT FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATED THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY KWANZAA WITH A DINNER THIS WEEK.
December 19, 1998
Imani, kuumba and umoja. Faith, creativity and unity — these are just a few of the concepts celebrated during Kwanzaa. More than 20 people attended a pre-Kwanzaa celebration this week at Free State High School put on by the students of the Multicultural Achievement Club.
S, HY-VEE STAKE CLAIMS TO WEST SIXTH STREET PROPERTIES GROCERS UNWRAP SUPER STORE PLANS
December 19, 1998
Neither company knew about the other’s plans, but officials from both projects said the increased competition wouldn’t stop them.
GARY VINYARD
December 19, 1998
Services for Gary Vinyard, 49, Reno, Nev., were held Monday, Dec. 14 at Jot Travis Student Union at the University of Nevada in Reno. Mr. Vinyard died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at a Reno, Nev., hospital.
ESTHER KASPER KLIEWER
December 19, 1998
Services for Esther Kasper Kliewer, 73, Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hillsboro. Mrs. Kliewer died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Bethany Medical Center.
SURVEY SAID
December 19, 1998
Among the findings of student surveys, as reported by the Joint City-Universities Task Force on Alcohol Abuse Prevention: * 50 percent of Haskell students, and 58 percent of KU students, reported having engaged in binge drinking in the two weeks prior to the survey.
CITY, COLLEGE OFFICIALS ATTACK ALCOHOL ABUSE
December 19, 1998
Leaders at city hall, Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University are looking into ways to attack alcohol use and abuse.
KU ENGINEERING STUDENTS ENTER HIGH-TECH CHALLENGE
December 19, 1998
A national competition will allow KU engineering students to convert a standard gasoline-powered truck into a high-performing, fuel-efficient vehicle that runs on ethanol.
SOUND OFF
December 19, 1998
When does 1st District Douglas County Commissioner-elect Charles Jones begin his term? His first meeting with the board will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets. It will be outgoing Commissioner Mark Buhler’s last meeting.
CONVICT SOLICITED MURDERS FROM JAIL
December 19, 1998
Tony Lynn Cowdin was convicted for having a list of six intended victims, including his ex-wife and a Franklin County sheriff’s officer.
BIRTHS
December 19, 1998
Tracy and Jeri Bryant, Winchester, a girl, Friday.
SOUND OFF
December 19, 1998
Can you provide the address and e-mail address for the state agency that has control of Kansas Highway 10? The mailing address for the Kansas Department of Transportation is KDOT, Seventh Floor, 915 Harrison, Topeka 66612-1568. The department’s Website on the Internet is www.ink.org/public/kdot. There’s a place on the Website where users can access e-mail.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
December 19, 1998
* Lawrence police arrested Adam Russell Church, 22, Lawrence, on an Allen County warrant Friday. He was booked at 10:54 a.m. Friday into Douglas County Jail; his bail was set at $20,000. He was released at 2:11 p.m. to Allen County authorities. * Lawrence police arrested Schrell Latrece Knight, 30, Lawrence, Friday on charges of conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, endangering a child and aiding and abetting in the sale of crack cocaine. She was booked at 2:32 p.m. into Douglas County Jail, where she was being held Friday. Bond had not been set.