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KU STUDENT HIT BY PICKUP COMES HOME
December 30, 1998
A Lawrence woman came home Tuesday after a month in the hospital. Dorothy “Sally” Kay, 19, was released Tuesday from Kansas University Medical Center.
BETTY J. CRANE
December 30, 1998
Services for Betty J. Crane, 70, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott. Mrs. Crane died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at her home.
CHEERLEADERS WILL LIKELY ADHERE TO A POSTSEASON BAN BY STAYING AT HOME IN APRIL.
December 30, 1998
The Crimson Girls vowed Tuesday to defy a ban on postseason dance competitions and participate in a national collegiate contest next week in Florida. These Kansas University students said they had raised more than $5,000 to pay for airline tickets, motel rooms and entry fees before receiving official notice in mid-December from the KU athletics department that the entire Spirit Squad — a dozen Crimson Girls and about 20 varsity cheerleaders — would be subjected to a one-year competition moratorium.
CRIME STOPPERS SUSPECT CAUGHT
December 30, 1998
Georgia authorities arrested a fugitive from Lawrence without incident Tuesday morning after they pulled him over for a traffic violation. In November, local officials featured James D. Hawkins, 20, in a Crime Stoppers program designed to reward tips with $100 in fast cash. Police received information that Hawkins was in De Kalb County, Ga., where he was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday during a routine traffic stop. His name appeared on a national background check, and officers arrested him for probation violations for failing to report to community corrections officers this year.
LAWRENCE BUILDING PACE DIPS
December 30, 1998
The value of new construction in the Lawrence area fell drastically during November, according to a new report. Lawrence-area building also is down for the year to date, according to the report from the F.W. Dodge Division of The McGraw Hill Cos.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 30, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A red 1996 GMC Jimmy, valued at $22,000, was reported stolen between 3:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 a.m. Tuesday from the 100 block of McDonald, in a parking lot at Hallmark Cards Inc.
FAMILIES OF TWO KILLED IN PLANE CRASH FILE SUIT
December 30, 1998
Marguerite Maria Cole Services for Marguerite Maria Cole, 89, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, Overland Park. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott.
SUSPECT IN INJURY HIT-AND-RUN ARRESTED
December 30, 1998
Police arrested a Wichita man on misdemeanor charges this week, following a Christmas Eve accident in which he allegedly drove in front of another vehicle at Sixth Street and Kasold Drive, causing an accident, and then left the scene. Jon Michael Roehl, 31, paid a $350 bond Monday afternoon about half an hour after he was booked into the Douglas County Jail. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 20 in Lawrence Municipal Court.
POLICE INTERVIEW ROBBERY VICTIMS
December 30, 1998
Three men who tied up two Kansas University students and robbed them at gunpoint this week continued to elude police Tuesday. Detectives interviewed the victims again Tuesday morning, the day after the suspects knocked on their door, asking to use the phone. When one of the apartment’s occupants opened the door, the suspects barged in and tied them up.
SOUND OFF
December 30, 1998
North 1000 Road from Kansas Highway 59 west half a mile has had a crushed asphalt surface since late summer. The township has not been able to maintain this stretch of road to a safe driving surface. You can only drive at 10 mph on this washboard. When they do grade it, a few days later it’s a washboard again. What do they intend to do? Wakarusa Township trustee Dwane Schaake said he knows the road has some wrinkles in it.
PATTY SUE SISSON
December 30, 1998
Services for Patty Sue Sisson, 58, DeSoto, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Ms. Sisson died Dec. 28, 1998, at home.
UNO SHARES GET HOT ON PROFIT PREDICTION
December 30, 1998
Pizzeria Uno got hot Tuesday. Shares in Uno Restaurant Corp., owner of the restaurant chain known for its deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza, gained more than 12 percent after the company said quarterly earnings per share will top its own 20 percent growth target despite high costs for cheese.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 30, 1998
Who appointed Kenneth Starr as independent counsel? On Aug. 5, 1994, Starr was appointed by a three-judge panel convened to select a prosecutor for investigations of the executive branch. He was chosen over Robert Fiske, a special counsel appointed by Attorney General Janet Reno at a time when the independent counsel law had lapsed.
HOBBY LOBBY EXPANDING
December 30, 1998
Hobby Lobby Inc. plans to open 30 new stores in the next year, the company said, and expand or relocate another 10, including its store in Lawrence. The Oklahoma City-based chain said its expansion will get it into four new states: Florida, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 30, 1998
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World incorrectly listed the value of vacuums stolen from Christianson Enterprises in a Dec. 18 burglary. Deborah Rohr of Christianson Enterprises said the price listed on the police reports is significantly lower than the actual retail price of $1,500 to $1,800 for each vacuum.
KSU FEVER EXTENDS TO JAYHAWK COUNTRY
December 30, 1998
Wildcat fans were met at the door with purple beers at Eric Lang, Eric Sher and Brian Bybee’s house on Crestline Drive. A dozen Kansas State University fans, intermingled with a few Jayhawks, gathered in front of the television to watch KSU take on Purdue in the Alamo Bowl Tuesday night in San Antonio.
NARROW INTERESTS
December 30, 1998
To the editor: In your Saturday Column on Dec. 26, you were unusally astute in expressing concern about “special interest groups … more dedicated to narrow interests than to representing the community as a whole.”
MARGUERITE MARIA COLE
December 30, 1998
Services for Marguerite Maria Cole, 89, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8204 Santa Fe Dr. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott. Mrs. Cole died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 30, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lawrence police officers caught a shoplifter who stole a few cartons of cigarettes from Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, Tuesday night. After 9 p.m., police were called when a man in his 50s grabbed cigarettes and ran from the store. Wal-Mart security followed him into a field behind the store and to the northeast toward 31st. He threatened them, and the guards thought he might have a knife. Police caught the suspect in a field just south of 31st, and arrested him for theft and criminal threats. He was not armed.
ATTRIBUTES DEFINE WELLNESS
December 30, 1998
Everybody seems to be talking about health and wellness today. How do you define “wellness?” According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is more than just not being sick. It’s feeling good and having enough energy. It’s having hope and a sense of humor. It’s fitness of mind, body and spirit that you pursue in your own way.
DISMISSALS
December 30, 1998
Sarah Thornton and baby girl, Oskaloosa. Births
GOOD TIMING A MUST FOR GUACAMOLE DIP
December 30, 1998
I was admiring some ripe avocados while I was doing my Christmas grocery shopping and made a mental note to go back and look for them as New Year’s Eve drew near. Guacamole is one of the easiest hors d’oeuvres to prepare, and I’m always surprised at how grateful people are to find it among the chips and dips. Unfortunately, using avocados usually requires forethought and a sense of timing, since both hard avocados and overly ripe ones are equally unserviceable. What this means is that, unless you stumble upon a bin of ripe avocados as I did last week, guacamole isn’t something you can count on as a last-minute solution to an hors d’oeurve dilemma.
STATE NAMES NEW LIQUOR CONTROL CHIEF
December 30, 1998
The state’s interim director of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Tuesday was named the permanent replacement for retired director Bernie Norwood of Lawrence. Jim Conant, a Topeka resident who has been with ABC since 1987, had “interim” removed from his title by Secretary of Revenue Karla Pierce. ABC is a division of the revenue department.
M. TIPOFF IS 7:05 P.M. AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
December 30, 1998
Roy Williams had a holly, jolly Christmas last Friday at his beach house in Charleston, S.C. “We went and hid out. I got away from everybody and spent time with family. That was probably the best thing,” said Williams, Kansas University’s 11th-year men’s basketball coach, still trying to shake the after-effects of last Wednesday’s 78-64 loss at Saint Louis.
LAURA VIRGINIA HENDON
December 30, 1998
Services for Laura Virginia Walters Hendon, 78, Birmingham, were held Dec. 21, 1998, at Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hendon died Dec. 18, 1998.
PANEL FLOATS ADVISER PLANS
December 30, 1998
Student leaders at Kansas Board of Regents universities want to improve advising by rewarding faculty who are accessible and accurate.
SCHOOL DISTRICT BACK TO SQUARE ONE ON STORAGE SPACE
December 30, 1998
There’s no immediate answer to the question of where the district will turn to meet its needs for storage and office space.
POLICE INTERVIEW ROBBERY VICTIMS
December 30, 1998
Three men who tied up two Kansas University students and robbed them at gunpoint this week continued to elude police Tuesday. Detectives interviewed the victims again Tuesday morning, the day after the suspects knocked on their door, asking to use the phone. When one of the apartment’s occupants opened the door, the suspects barged in and tied them up.
LEANER TIMES?
December 30, 1998
State legislators should keep an eye on three struggling Kansas industries as they consider expenditures in the next session. A year-end look at three of the state’s major industries sounds a cautionary note that Kansas lawmakers should consider as they prepare for the 1999 legislative session.
PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR WESTERN MERGER
December 30, 1998
Kansas Corporation Commission has scheduled three public comment sessions on the proposed merger between Western Resources and Kansas City Power & Light Co. Hearings are set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wichita city council chambers, 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Olathe Public Library, and 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at KCC headquarters in Topeka.
LOCATION HAS PLAYED ROLE IN NAMING MANY LOCAL SCHOOLS
December 30, 1998
The names of Lawrence’s 18 elementary schools give a glimpse of the city’s history.
CANINE CUISINE IS CATCHING ON IN MID-AMERICA
December 30, 1998
Some dogs are fed like privileged members of the family.
IN 1898
December 30, 1998
On Dec. 30, 1898, the Merchants Athletic Assn. building at 725 Vt. was formally opened. The Lawrence Journal told of 500 invitations having been sent and reported: “There was music during the afternoon hours, and the visitors were served with punch, and shown all the interesting parts of the building, and all portions from the bowling alley on the ground floor, to the billiard room and parlor on the first floor and the banquet hall and reading room on the second floor, were critically inspected and commended.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
TIME ESTABLISHES LEGAL LIMITS
December 30, 1998
As 1998 quickly draws to a close I have been reflecting upon the legal significance of the passing of the old year and the initiation of the new. A couple of things come quickly to mind. First, of course, is the fact that the end of the year brings with it the end of the tax year for most of us. I recall when I was in active law practice that this meant that any transaction which had taxable consequences had to either be quickly finished by midnight on the 31st or fail to qualify for tax treatment in the closing year.
CHECK SYSTEM WORKING, GUN DEALERS SAY
December 30, 1998
A new instant background check for gun buyers is causing few delays, and most potential buyers are getting approval from the government.
OUR TOWN
December 30, 1998
Hoopsters third: Lawrence’s Hoopsters placed third in the fifth grade class of Sport2Sport MIT tournament. Team members: Marc Albers, Scott Heitshusen, Ryan Jorgenson, Quinn Klutman, Tyler Knight, Nick Madl, Kristian Pope, Lorenzo Rickets, Brett Sims. Coaches: Mark Knight, John Heitshusen and Steven Pope. The Hoopsters went 2-2 at the tourney.