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December 31, 1998
On Dec. 31, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had a poem concerning the New Year. “I heard a sick man’s dying sigh./ And an infant’s idle laughter;/ The Old Year went with mourning by-/ The New came dancing after; / Let Sorrow shed her lonely tear,/ Let Revelry hold her ladle; / Bring boughs of cypress for the bier,/ Fling roses on the cradle; / Mutes to wait on the funeral state; / Pages to pour the wine; / A requiem for Ninety-eight,/ And a health to Ninety-nine!/ Alas for human happiness!/ Alas for human sorrow!/ Our yesterday is nothingness,/ What else will be our morrow? Still Beauty must be stealing hearts, / And Knavery stealing purses; / Still Cooks must live by making tarts,/ And wits by making verse; / While sages prate and courts debate, /The same stars set and shine; / And the world, as it rolled through Ninety-eight,/ Must roll through Ninety-Nine, /Some king will come, in Heaven’s good time, /To the tomb his father came to; / Some thief will wade through blood and crime, /To crown he has no claim to; /Some suffering land will rend in twain / The manacles that bound her, / And gather the links of the broken chain / To fasten them proudly rounder her; / The grand and great will love and hate, / And combat and combine;/ And much where we were in Ninety-Eight,/ We shall be in Ninety-Nine.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
December 31, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Kenwood stereo and other items were stolen from a Honda CRX between 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:05 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Heatherwood. The loss was $900 and damage to the car was $1,100.
S EVE SHOW
December 31, 1998
Kelley Hunt, a Lawrence R&B singer, pianist and songwriter, is adding a second New Year’s Eve performance tonight at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. The 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. show is sold out, so an 11 p.m. show has been added. Doors for the later show will open at 10:30 p.m.
KDOT DELAYS DECISION ON NEW U.S. 59 ROUTE
December 31, 1998
A final decision on the alignment of U.S. Highway 59 between Ottawa and Lawrence won’t happen until sometime in 1999, state road officials said Wednesday. The Kansas Department of Transportation had planned to announce its favored path for the improved route by the end of 1998.
JUANITA LEHMAN
December 31, 1998
Memorial services for Juanita Lehman, 87, Baldwin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lehman died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Baldwin Care Center.
KIMBERLY JAN CLAYDON
December 31, 1998
Services for Kimberly Jan Claydon, 38, Grove, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Ellis-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Grove. Mrs. Claydon died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Grove General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She moved to the Grove area two years ago from Tulsa.
LESLIE JAMES WHITEBIRD
December 31, 1998
Services for Leslie James Whitebird, 63, Horton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kickapoo Senior Citizens, six miles west of Horton. Burial will be at Kennekuk Indian Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation west of Horton. Mr. Whitebird died Dec. 29, 1998, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 31, 1998
Will the Lied Center be used for the high school graduations next year? Exactly where high school graduation for Free State and Lawrence high schools will be has yet to be determined, but the location will not be the Lied Center, said Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent of schools.
WITH A MOVE BEHIND AND REMODELING AHEAD, A LAWRENCE-BASED MUSIC COMPANY IS SET TO EXPAND ITS SERVICES FOR BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL BANDS.
December 31, 1998
If you can beat it, bang it, thump it or pound out a 40-minute, window-rattling solo on it, chances are that C&C Drum and Guitar can find it for you. No matter how long it takes. “I can get anything from an Indian tabla to Native American frame drums to Chinese dholaks,” says C&C store manager David Saab. “It may take a week, it may take a year, but eventually I’m going to see it.”
MARY ELIZABETH ENGLE
December 31, 1998
Services for Mary Elizabeth Engle, 73, Memphis, Mo., will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday in Gerth Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Maple Hills Cemetery, Kirksville, Mo. Mrs. Engle died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at her home.
S EVE SHOW
December 31, 1998
Kelley Hunt, a Lawrence R&B singer, pianist and songwriter, is adding a second New Year’s Eve performance tonight at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. The 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. show is sold out, so an 11 p.m. show has been added. Doors for the later show will open at 10:30 p.m.
VACATION SCAM SURFACES IN AREA
December 31, 1998
Too-good-to-be-true offers for exotic vacations are showing up on fax machines across the area. But don’t start packing yet. The offers are scams. Businesses around northeast Kansas have been getting phony offers said Joyce Woodard, president of the Better Business Bureau.
SOUND OFF
December 31, 1998
Does the Lawrence Wal-Mart have a “Code Adam” — when a child wanders away or is taken from the parent — that an employee can activate? Yes, it is Wal-Mart policy that when a parent reports a lost or missing child, a description of the child is announced on the store’s speaker system, and associates look for the child, said Randy Heavener, manager of the Lawrence store.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 31, 1998
Many area facilites will be shutting down in observation for the new year. Representatives from Commerce Bank said that all branches would be closing tomorrow, but they would keep normal hours Jan. 2. Capitol Federal Savings and Mercantile Bank also said that they would be closed for the New Year. Capitol Federal said that normal hours would apply on Saturday.
MORNINGSTAR COMMITS TO KANSAS
December 31, 1998
Free State High senior Jamie Morningstar has verbally committed to play volleyball for Kansas University next year. Morningstar, a 5-foot-7 hitter, helped the Firebirds to a 37-8 record and fourth-place finish in the Class 6A state tournament. She also was named to the all-state tournament team and the all-Sunflower League squad.
METH LAB DISCOVERED IN PARKING LOT
December 31, 1998
Methamphetamine, dangerous and highly addictive, is gaining in popularity because it’s cheap to make and the “high” can last 20 hours, drug investigators say.
SALVATION ARMY MEETS FUND-RAISING GOAL
December 31, 1998
Last-minute donations filled the Salvation Army’s kettles around Lawrence. Only three days before Christmas, the fund drive was still $20,000 short of its goal, mostly from a shortfall in mail donations. But in the three days that followed, the money came pouring in. People sent in checks for hundreds of dollar; a $1,000 donation even came in.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 31, 1998
Is temporary disability income subject to federal income tax? That depends on who’s paying for the premiums, said Randy Renfro, a CPA with Roark & Associates in Lawrence.
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December 31, 1998
Don’t blink or you might miss the extra second to be added to this New Year’s Eve.
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December 31, 1998
Way back on Oct. 15, Kansas men’s basketball coach Roy Williams pinpointed a potential weakness on the 1998-99 Jayhawks. Offense.
COUNSELORS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT DRINKING, DRIVING RING IN 1999 WITH COMMON SENSE, EXPERTS URGE
December 31, 1998
New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be associated with drunkenness, drug and alcohol experts say.
CORPS CONTENDER
December 31, 1998
A Free State High School senior is getting ready to toot his horn with a brand new drum and bugle corps.
99 THE LAWRENCE-BASED SINGER-PIANIST-SONGWRITER IS SHOPPING HER LATEST RECORDINGS TO RECORD LABELS.
December 31, 1998
Kelley Hunt spent the last year on the road, performing along the West Coast and in Canada, Minnesota and Texas. Although she is glad to be home, she’s not about to stop touring. Hunt is currently booking shows for next year. In the meantime, she’s taking some time to relax, write music and play a special New Year’s Eve show at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
December 31, 1998
Steve B. McKnelly, 28, Lawrence, and Donna L. Edler, 45, Lawrence. Carl Stanley Atkinson, 49, Lansing, and Annie Teresa Rosser, 44, Lawrence.
SOUND OFF
December 31, 1998
Could you tell us the ages of children allowed to participate in the KU Basketball Holiday Clinic? The clinic is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight. The clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon today and Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
GOOD ADVICE
December 31, 1998
Student advising is a vital part of ensuring success for university students. Probably one of the things new students need the most when they come to Kansas University is someone to talk to — not a roommate in the residence hall or a bartender at the corner, but someone who knows the ropes at the university and can help them find the way.
DISMISSALS
December 31, 1998
Farrell Jenab and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
KU GYM TAKES UNWANTED BATH
December 31, 1998
A sprinkler at the new KU athletics facility for basketball and volleyball dumped enough water in the building to threaten the wood floor.
S FORMER PRESIDENT TO REMAIN AS DIRECTOR OREAD INC. OUSTS KIMBRELL AS CEO
December 31, 1998
Reasons for the shakeup were sketchy, described only as an effort to bring a “different focus” to the rapidly growing drug company.
VIRGIL SMITH
December 31, 1998
Services for Virgil Smith, 65, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JOHN J. WATSON JR.
December 31, 1998
Services for John J. Watson Jr., 48, Tonganoxie, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel. Cremation will follow. Mr. Watson died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at his home.
LA FAMILIA SERVES AUTHENTIC MEXICAN MEALS
December 31, 1998
A downtown restaurant makes up for its size with tasty Mexican dishes.
POLICE SORTING OUT ALLEGED KIDNAPPING
December 31, 1998
Douglas and Riley county investigators are looking for a handful of suspects in a Tuesday night kidnapping.
STUDENTS FIND NEW WORDS IN ARTS OF OTHERS
December 31, 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. How Long, My Love?
S WATERLINE TO TAKE DRY ROAD
December 31, 1998
Baldwin officials are looking for an alternative link to Lawrence for water delivery.
LEGISLATOR EYES END TO EDUCATION LOGJAM
December 31, 1998
A Lawrence Democrat’s proposal would require the House and Senate to approve the constitutional amendment and submit it to voters.
BOOKS WARD OFF WINTER DOLDRUMS WHY WAIT FOR SUMMER TO MAKE A READING LIST? WINTER IS THE PRIME TIME FOR BOOKS.
December 31, 1998
Summer reading lists and beach books notwithstanding, there’s no better season for reading than winter. The nights are long. The weather is bitter. And once the holidays end, a body and soul deadened by fruitcake and the forced gaiety of office parties and family gatherings needs stronger fare than bowl games to stave off the winter doldrums.
(NO HEADLINE)
December 31, 1998
Authentic mexican cuisine What: La Familia Cafe, 733 N.H.
TIPSY TAXI
December 31, 1998
The Lawrence Taxi Service and several businesses and agencies are teaming up to sponsor Tipsy Taxi tonight. Free transportation will be available from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Friday to New Year’s Eve revelers who’ve had a few too many. The taxi company only will provide partygoers with one-way rides to their homes and won’t transport riders to other parties or bars.