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Highway officials won’t appeal SLT ruling
December 23, 1998
By Deb Gruver The Federal Highway Administration has opted not to appeal the South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit, saying the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision doesn’t have broad-reaching effects on other projects.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 23, 1998
Can you tell us when the movie “Titanic” will be on “regular” TV? Also, where can I write to Leonardo DiCaprio? NBC acquired the broadcast rights to the blockbuster movie shortly after its premiere in December 1997. The peacock network gets to show “Titanic” five times in five years, but not before the year 2000. However, for those who can’t wait, the video is on sale everywhere. You can write DiCaprio in care of Addis-Weschler and Associates, 955 S. Carillo Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, Calif. 90048.
THROW HIM OUT
December 23, 1998
To the editor: Help us ignorant people understand this! Webster defines perjury as “the deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony on a relevant matter, by a witness under oath in a criminal proceeding, whether given in a court or by affidavit.” Sure all of us lie occasionally, but not under oath to the entire nation. Our leaders say two articles of impeachment are found against Clinton. I’m sure if that were a lie it would be called to our attention! Clinton didn’t, and doesn’t, have the integrity to resign. Throw him out!
IN 1898
December 23, 1998
On Dec. 23, 1898, the Lawrence Journal commented: “There is always one thing that is funny in a murder trial. It is when the trial judge undertakes to explain to the jury the meaning of the term `reasonable doubt.’ As a matter of fact, no definition or explanation of the term will either define or explain. It is a simple expression, and should need no long talks … The average man has a pretty well developed idea of what a reasonable doubt is, but if he should undertake to define it, he would fall down just the same as a judge does. The supreme court of Kansas has given its idea in reference to the matter and its explanation is about as clear as the waters of the Missouri in June. The fact is that a reasonable doubt is a reasonable doubt, and that is all there is of it, and you can no more make a rule that will measure all men’s minds than you can cause all men to fly. What is a reasonable doubt in the mind of one man is an unreasonable doubt, or no doubt at all in the mind of another.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LAWRENCE RESIDENT DIES IN WEATHER-RELATED CRASH
December 23, 1998
A Lawrence man was killed Monday afternoon in a weather-related collision in southeast Kansas, the second local resident to die in a car accident following Sunday’s ice and snow. Charles Ricklefs, 51, Lawrence, and Webb Isley, 67, Topeka, were killed when Ricklefs lost control of his car and skidded into the path of a semi tractor-trailer about 2:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 169 just south of Iola, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 23, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Nintendo 64 game system, 30 compact discs and other items valued at a total of $1,030 were reported stolen between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Indiana.
PLACE SET FOR HOLIDAY DINNER
December 23, 1998
Organizers are expecting to feed several hundred people on Friday at an annual Christmas dinner.
COUNTY SORTS OUT WEEKEND BURGLARY
December 23, 1998
A weekend break-in at the Douglas County Courthouse caused about $500 in damage, officials estimate.
EXTENSION SERVICE HIRES NEW AG AGENT
December 23, 1998
The Douglas County Extension Service has chosen an agent from Doniphan County as its new agricultural agent. Bill Wood, 42, will start his new job Feb. 8, Douglas County extension director Dennis Bejot announced Tuesday.
CREWS HIT SNAGS IN PLUGGING GAS LEAK
December 23, 1998
It took a gas company nearly two hours to shut down a relief valve that was leaking natural gas in a field just southeast of Lawrence on Tuesday night. But not long after crews thought they had the problem fixed, the leak reopened.
KEEP THE GRILL GOING
December 23, 1998
Year-round grilling doesn’t have to be just a dream in these parts. Recent unseasonably warm weather has kept many a grill going well into December. Cooks who are looking for a grilling change of pace might want to consider using their fiery cooking equipment to make dessert instead of the usual meat dish. And the winter holidays call for something special like Great Grilled Gingerbread Cake. The recipe uses and indirect heat cooking method to gently bake the treat without charring it.
SOUND OFF
December 23, 1998
Do I understand correctly that the TV sets that we currently own will be obsolete by 2003, and won’t receive any picture because of HDTV? If so, who decided that the average citizen could pay $10,000 for a TV, along with life’s other expenses. Seniors on fixed incomes, some whose only entertainment is the TV, won’t have the ability to spend that kind of money on a TV. Could someone please explain this logic, and who decided this was the way of the future? Regular televisions will not be obsolete with the development of HDTV, said Steve Johnson, manager of Rex TV, 2800 Iowa.
LOGAN SERVICES
December 23, 1998
Services for Kathryn Elizabeth Logan, 73, Topeka, were held at Parker Price Mortuary, Topeka. Cremation was held. Mrs. Logan died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Rolling Hills Health Center, Topeka.
POSTAL DELIVERIES RUN HOT AND COLD
December 23, 1998
Postal carriers are shivering their way through their routes, carrying three times as many packages as normal.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 23, 1998
Angela Aycock was the only former Kansas University women’s basketball player affected by Tuesday’s shutdown of the ABL. Aycock, a Kodak All-American during her senior year at KU in 1994-95, was in her third season with the Seattle Reign. She started and scored 14 points in the team’s final game — an 80-73 loss at Nashville on Sunday night. Attendance for the game was listed at 2,072.
ROTC CANDIDATES TO RECEIVE COMMISSIONS TODAY
December 23, 1998
Seven December graduates at Kansas University will be commissioned today as armed forces officers in ceremonies led by Rear Admiral Gene Kendall. The commissioning will be at 11 a.m. in Room 110 of Budig Hall.
S CAMPAIGN SHY OF GOAL
December 23, 1998
The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas fund-raising effort is lacking about $20,000 for its goal of $135,000 this year, Lt. Kirk Schuetz, commander of the local Salvation Army, announced Tuesday. However, Schuetz said the shortfall is not because of fewer contributions in the agency’s annual bell-ringing campaign.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 23, 1998
How big is tonight’s Kansas-Saint Louis game to members of the Robertson family? So big Angie Robertson, the mother of KU’s Ryan and SLU’s Troy, planned on inviting the most famous member of baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals to the game.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 23, 1998
Mark Francis, who led South Alabama to conference championships the last two seasons, has been named women’s soccer coach at Kansas University. Francis, 34, was a three-time All-American player at Southern Methodist. He played professionally for 10 seasons.
DONALD JOE ESTES
December 23, 1998
Private services for Donald Joe Estes, 70, Mountain Home, Ark., are planned. Mr. Estes died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at his home.
SEABURY STUDENTS STAY BUSY
December 23, 1998
The Bishop Seabury Academy Ensemble and All-Academy Chorus presented the annual Christmas concert Dec. 15. The program included traditional carols played by the instrumental ensemble and several choral numbers by the All-Academy Chorus. *
KJHK PUMPS UP THE POWER
December 23, 1998
KU’s student radio station is preparing to boost its range by jumping from 100 watts to 2,900 watts in early 1999.
CHARLES RUSSELL RICKLEFS
December 23, 1998
Services for Charles Russell Ricklefs, 51, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bendena. Burial will be in Moray Cemetery near Bendena. Mr. Ricklefs died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident near Iola.
T APPEAL SLT RULING
December 23, 1998
The Federal Highway Administration said the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision doesn’t have broad-reaching effects on other projects.
BIRTHS
December 23, 1998
Patricia Goodlett, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Tonya Purnell, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
SUITABLE SOLUTION
December 23, 1998
Does the city really need a new law on the books to deal with problems caused by patrons at two Oread Neighborhood bars? Lawrence city commissioners should be careful not to pursue blanket solutions for isolated problems involving bars in residential neighborhoods.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
December 23, 1998
Don and Maria Martin are making a favorite old Lawrence recipe for the holidays — Drake’s Fruitcake.
BURGLARS HIT COURTHOUSE
December 23, 1998
Sheriff’s investigators are seeking clues in the weekend burglary at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. They are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (843-8477). Callers remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if information leads to an arrest.
GENWHY GRANT AIDS SCHOOLS IN BOOSTING HIGH-TECH STUDY
December 23, 1998
Lawrence junior high schools will use the funds to help students learn computer skills and teach others applications of technology.
KIWANIS CLUB, POLICE OFFER BIRTHDAY PATROL
December 23, 1998
Kiwanis members and police have joined together to make birthdays happier for Lawrence children.
RETIRED MANAGER ENTERS CITY COMMISSION RACE
December 23, 1998
Scott Henderson has entered the race for one of three Lawrence City Commission seats up for grabs April 6.
KITCHEN HARBORS THE BEST SMELLS OF WINTER
December 23, 1998
If it weren’t for the fact that so many people will be traveling this week, I would think that our icy weather was just about perfect for the holidays. The sharp cold makes me want to stay indoors by the fire. Indeed, with the exception of a trip to the grocery store and maybe a last-minute excursion on behalf of Santa Claus, that’s pretty much how I intend to finish out the week. Cold weather brings out the nesting instinct. This is a chance to end the year surrounded by the people I care about, disconnected from the cares of the world.
UNDERLYING CODE
December 23, 1998
To the editor: Thank you for your editorial today (Sunday). It sometimes appears that everyone is caught up in the White House spin machine. You are right; there should be a basic underlying code that governs all of our conduct, whether civilian or political. And almost every code makes allowance for failure and contrition. We do not expect perfection, but at least, an attempt to conform to some standard of conduct. And an aspiration to try to improve rather than a complete lowering of all standards to the basest level of human conduct.
CONSIDER HOMEMADE COOKIES FOR SANTA
December 23, 1998
We know that Santa’s on his way. What better way to greet Kris Kringle than with a few lovingly prepared homemade cookies? Ruby June DeHoff, Lawrence, sent the Journal-World her recipe for Sugar Cookies. These delicate morsels, which were selected as this week’s Recipes from Readers winner, are sure to make Santa aware that you’ve been very good this year. Do you have a recipe you think is extra special? The Journal-World wants to know what it is.
SUSPECT ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
December 23, 1998
A Lawrence man was arrested on drug charges after Lawrence police detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday night in the 800 block of Rhode Island. James Darrin White, 30, was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting a felon, sale of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp.
S FOOTBALL TEAM HAS LANDED PREP COMMITMENTS FROM AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, A DEFENSIVE END AND A TIGHT END.
December 23, 1998
Kansas University’s known football commitment list has swelled to 11 with pledges from a Michigan prep defensive end, a Texas high school tight end and a Texas prep offensive lineman. Tony Strickland, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end from Grosse Pointe (Mich.) North; Adrian Jones, a 6-5, 220-pound tight end from Dallas Carter; and Cedric Fields, a 6-3, 280-pound offensive lineman from Corsicana (Texas) High; have given nonbinding verbal commitments to KU.