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Free State girls lose again
February 1, 1998
The Free State girls’ basketball teams’ winless woes continue. The Firebirds dropped to 0-14 with their loss to Blue Valley, 68-42, Saturday at home.
LHS girls upend Wichita East
February 1, 1998
Laura Rhodes scored eight of her 16 points in the decisive fourth quarter, and Somer Easterwood contributed 20 points as Lawrence High’s girls basketball team topped ninth-ranked Wichita East, 63-58, in the fifth-place game of the Glacier’s Edge Tournament on Saturday at Emporia High.
Little Monster” opens in Smith Hall
February 1, 1998
Anyone ever awakened at an all-too-early hour by a bright-eyed child ready for attention will relate to the Kansas University Theatre for Young People production of “Little Monster,” by award-winning Canadian playwright Jasmine Dube. The play opened Saturday evening in Smith Hall to an equal number of adults and children and will tour Lawrence elementary schools through February.
EDWIN STEVENS YOUNG EDWIN STEVENS YOUNG
February 1, 1998
Services for Edwin Stevens Young, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Young died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
WIGGINS
February 1, 1998
Ray Otis Wiggins Services for Ray Otis “Dirty Herbie” Wiggins, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
EXPECT MORE
February 1, 1998
To the editor: The president of the United States is under fire for alleged sexual indiscretions with a young woman serving as an intern in the White House. Latrell Sprewell is in the midst of arbitration stemming from his attack on his head coach, P.J. Carlesimo of the Golden State Warriors.
VICTIMS MEMORIAL VICTIMS MEMORIAL
February 1, 1998
To the editor: City Commissioner Erv Hodges is proposing a war memorial dedicated to all post-World War I veterans. There is nothing heroic about the high-tech wars of the last half century. Combatants no longer fight face to face in a duel to the death requiring courage and strength. Now it is push a button and hundreds of civilians are obliterated. What is heroic about that? The fact is more civilians die in wars today than combatants. For example, an estimated 1.2 million civilian women and children were killed in Vietnam and 200,000 in Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War.
MAYOR TO GIVE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
February 1, 1998
Lawrence Mayor Bonnie Augustine will deliver the first State of the City Address during a news conference Tuesday. The news conference will be at 3 p.m. in the television studio at Sunflower Cablevision, 644 N.H.
S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEFT AND BURGLARY?
February 1, 1998
I’ve been reading about the recent robberies in Lawrence. What is the difference between a robbery and a burglary? According to Kansas statutes, robbery is the “taking of property from the person or presence of another by force or by threat of bodily harm to any person. Aggravated robbery means a weapon was used or injury was caused during the robbery.
CINDERELLA HANNA MUTFWANG
February 1, 1998
Graveside services for Cinderella Hanna Mutfwang, 43, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Mutfwang died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at her home in Lecompton.
DEADLINE FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE APPLICATIONS NEARS
February 1, 1998
The deadline for entries in the annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is Friday. Up to 12 sculptures will be selected for installation at sites in downtown Lawrence. Artists will receive a $500 honorarium for each work selected.
DIFFERENT ERA
February 1, 1998
To the editor: President Clinton is not, as history has revealed, the first president to commit adultery. I am of the opinion that if Clinton had been president a mere 20 years ago and he had an extramarital affair while in office, not only would he have lied about it, he would have been expected to and labeled insane if he didn’t.
LIED CENTER RECEIVES $14,860 GRANT
February 1, 1998
The Lied Center is one of six performing arts presenters to receive planning grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund to fund programs designed to build adult audiences. The Lied Center received $14, 860 to partner with the State Ballet of Missouri and the Gem Theatre Cultural and Performing Arts Center, both in Kansas City, Mo., to plan a residency program involving Donald Byrd/The Group.
WALTER EUGENE GEIGER WALTER EUGENE GEIGER
February 1, 1998
Services for Walter Eugene Geiger, 79, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Geiger died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
FREE STATE GIRLS LOSEAGAIN.
February 1, 1998
The Free State girls’ basketball teams’ winless woes continue. The Firebirds dropped to 0-14 with their loss to Blue Valley, 68-42, Saturday at home. The game was easy to sum up for FSHS coach Ward Brethour — first half: good; second half: bad.
KU CALENDAR ISSUE KU CALENDAR ISSUE
February 1, 1998
To the editor: As a student member of the Kansas University Calendar Committee, I feel it necessary to respond to the myriad number of rhetorical questions raised in the recent editorial entitled “Another Break?”
SFT SLUGS EUDORA NEAL SHULENBURGER
February 1, 1998
The Eudora Cardinals found out that lightning can strike twice in the same place. For the second straight year Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team defeated Eudora in the finals of the Wellsville Top Gun Shootout. The Chargers, ranked first in the Kansas Class 3A, defeated the Cardinals, 56-34.
S SHOOTING DEATH
February 1, 1998
Neighbors say Cindy Mutfwang, who was shot to death on Friday, was friendly and active in her church.
JAMES ALBERT DAVIS
February 1, 1998
Services for James Albert Davis, 90, Victorville, Calif., were held Wednesday at Masonic Temple in Victorville. Burial was at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville. Mr. Davis died Jan. 24, 1998, at Victor Valley Community Hospital in Victorville.
DANCE TEAM WINS HONORS LOCAL DANCE TEAM WINS REGIONAL HONORS
February 1, 1998
The Dance City All St*r Danz Team of Lawrence received several awards at a recent regional dance competition. The Kansas Spectacular Competition in Olathe consisted of 57 elementary, junior and senior high school teams from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
ROAD REOPENED NEAR EUDORA
February 1, 1998
Work to replace a culvert on North 1200 Road almost a mile east of County Route 1057 in Eudora Township wrapped up Friday afternoon. The decision to replace the culvert came about a year ago when county road officers decided placing weight restrictions on the worn structure would no longer be effective.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUE FOR FEB. 2, 1998, MEETING
February 1, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will receive information from the Marion Township Board at Monday’s meeting about the vacation of several roads in the township. The township board has asked that the county allow it to vacate 15 portions of roads for which it is currently responsible. Roads are commonly vacated when officials determine they are not a public utility.
SPEED BUMPS
February 1, 1998
To the editor: We’ve got people pointing fingers and getting upset! Everybody wants their own neighborhood school. Nobody really wants to bus kids from here to there. So, what do we do?
LHS GIRLS UPEND WICHITA EAST
February 1, 1998
Laura Rhodes scored eight of her 16 points in the decisive fourth quarter, and Somer Easterwood contributed 20 points as Lawrence High’s girls basketball team topped ninth-ranked Wichita East, 63-58, in the fifth-place game of the Glacier’s Edge Tournament on Saturday at Emporia High. The Lions (7-5) and Aces (7-5) were tied, 41-all, heading into the fourth quarter, which LHS won, 22-17.
CHILD CARE ISSUE CHILD CARE ISSUE
February 1, 1998
To the editor: One of President Clinton’s main points in this State of the Union address was child care. Obviously this is part of his inconsistencies. His much-publicized stand on the abortion issue goes counter to his speech. Since Roe vs. Wade, it is estimated there have been 35 million abortions, most in the name of convenience, and the president says that’s all right.
HARRY DON CLARK HARRY DON CLARK
February 1, 1998
Services for Harry Don Clark, 74, Olathe, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery with DeSoto Veterans of Foreign Wars conducting graveside military honors. Mr. Clark died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Columbia-Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
ROBERT L. BRILEY
February 1, 1998
Memorial services for Robert L. Briley, 77, Chanute, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Chanute. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. Mr. Briley died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
NORMAN EUGENE BOONE BOONE SERVICES
February 1, 1998
Services for Norman Eugene Boone, 66, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Boone died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
February 1, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
GARDEN CALENDAR: STARTING SEEDS
February 1, 1998
The right proportion of light and heat will produce healthy seedlings for the spring garden.
100 YEARS AGO
February 1, 1998
On Feb. 2, 1898, the Lawrence Journal’s headlines read “SIX INCH ICE — Good Prospects for Getting an Ice Crop from the River at Lawrence.” The Journal noted: “The cold weather of the last few days has caused a good field of ice to gather on the river. This morning the ice has reached a thickness of six inches and was freezing deeper all the time. At this rate it will be thick enough to begin harvesting operations by the last week…. This chance of getting plenty of work to do is looked forward to with a good deal of interest by the working men of the city, as hundreds of them will then be able to get work to do, and earn money again for their support.”
I-70 ACCIDENT SENDS THREE TO LMH
February 1, 1998
Three injured in turnpike accident A single-car accident Friday on the Kansas Turnpike sent three Kansas City area men to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
100 YEARS AGO
February 1, 1998
On Feb. 1, 1898, the Lawrence Journal commented “Kansas City complains that the boys there jump on and off the moving street cars, thus endangering their lives. The same complaint may be made in Lawrence. One of these days a boy will jump on a moving street car, if the car should chance to move, and the mule will wake up and kick the boy into eternity. The reckless carelessness of the boys should be stopped if it takes the whole police force away from the warm registers in the corner stores to do it.”
SCHOOL BOARD TELEVISION SOUNDOFF
February 1, 1998
The sound quality on the channel that broadcasts the Lawrence school board meetings is poor. Can you explain why? The channel is broadcast by Sunflower Cablevision, and Sunflower’s managers say they recognize the problem and are working on a long-term solution for audio and video improvements from the school district administration center.
EARTHQUAKE SUPPORTS INSTALLED AT FREE STATE
February 1, 1998
Earthquakes in Kansas? It’s possible, but not probable. Even so, Universal Construction is taking no chances with Free State High School.
Free State topples OP Aquinas, 67-55
February 1, 1998
Free State High found the perfect formula for winning a boys basketball game. Using two dashes of Dillon and sprinkle of Ramirez, the Firebirds (5-10) posted the second-largest victory margin in school history with a 67-55 rout of Overland Park Aquinas on Saturday.
WHO ORDERS PROGRAMS FOR KU GAMES?
February 1, 1998
Who’s responsible for ordering the programs for the KU basketball games? ESPN Regional, overseer of the Jayhawks’ radio and television networks, is also in charge of game-day programs. ESPN Regional has an office in Allen Fieldhouse. The phone number is 864-7988.
PERRY DEFEATS KCC 69-47
February 1, 1998
Perry-Lecompton seems to know how to find the strong points in its offense on any particular night. The Kaws defeated KC Christian, 69-47, in the championship game of the Jefferson North girls invitational tournament on Saturday night.
FREE EXPRESSION FREE EXPRESSION
February 1, 1998
To the editor: I’m sure Samuel Ramey and the Kansas City Symphony didn’t expect their “Date with the Devil” in Lawrence to be quite so literal Thursday evening. But there he was; Old Scratch and his demons, with their hateful placards close to their beloved sewers outside the Lied Center.
COUNTY TO PLAN IMPROVEMENTS
February 1, 1998
County commissioners will hold a work session Monday to plan projects for a five-year capital improvements plan.
SUNDAY ARTS NOTES ARTS COMMISSION OFFERING GRANTS
February 1, 1998
The Lawrence Arts Commission is offering visual and performing arts grants to organizations or individuals within the city limits. The deadline for grant applications is March 2.
COLORADO REGRETS DUMPING OF LIQUOR ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
February 1, 1998
Kansans concerned about the potential loss of the state’s liquor enforcement agency can learn from Colorado’s mistake.
FEBRUARY
February 1, 1998
Hello and welcome to February, the shortest month and the month when you can finally see light at the end of the college basketball tunnel. Sure, you have to squint a bit to see the tiny beacon that signals the end of the long, long regular season and the beginning of league and NCAA tournaments, but it’s there. It’s really there.
STOCK COURSE COULD PUT KU ON WALL STREET MAP
February 1, 1998
Four years ago, a former Goldman Sachs associate who teaches the course donated $250,000 to get it going.
LAUGHS WERE BIG FOR REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
February 1, 1998
The troupe zooms from 1492 to 1998 in a matter of minutes.
DREAMING OF ARIZONA AGAIN
February 1, 1998
I have a recurring dream that Kansas and Arizona will have to go through each other at some point in the 1998 NCAA basketball tournament … and that whoever wins this face-off will take home the trophy ‘Zona carted back to Tucson last year. My imagery doesn’t tell me whether the KU-AU showdown will be in some early round or at the Final Four level. So far there’s been no divine revelation who will win. I’m hoping The Great Prognosticator is saving the kicker, a Jayhawk victory, for a tasty vision in the weeks ahead.
KINGSLEY PROWESS
February 1, 1998
Some of Cecil Kingsley’s prowess at catching largemouth bass will be viewed by thousands of folks today on ESPN and ESPN 2. In the future, many more minutes of Kingsley’s fishing skills will be aired on ESPN. Kingsley, who is a civil engineer for BG Consultants of Lawrence and a professional bass fisherman, finished fourth at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour bass tournament at Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla.
MANUFACTURING PLANT ON AGENDA
February 1, 1998
Commissioners will receive a report on the city’s efforts to help locate a new Sauer-Sundstrand Co. plant in the East Hills Business Park. Bill Martin, director of economic development for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will report on efforts to get a state loan to prepare the building site.
BUGS WILL SQUISH THEIR WAY INTO YOUR HEART
February 1, 1998
Creatures great and small have the power to entertain us all. Pssst! Here’s the latest buzz. It’s no exaggeration. “Bugs!” is sheer fascination.
CAMPBELL-BECKER FIGHTS BACK FROM BAD PUBLICITY
February 1, 1998
After a rash of investigations and bad publicity, Campbell-Becker is fighting back to regain its reputation in business.
GAMBLING PLAN A LOSER GAMBLING PLANLOSER
February 1, 1998
A proposal to save the Woodlands racetrack should never make it to the stretch. It will be several weeks before a federal judge rules on the legal issues of a plan to save the Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., from bankruptcy by allowing an Oklahoma Indian tribe to bring casino gambling to the track, but it’s easy to see this plan is a bad idea for Wyandotte County and Kansas.
KANSAS DRUG TAX STAMP NETS $1 MILLIONYEAR
February 1, 1998
The Kansas Legislature passed a drug-tax law in the late 1980s that allows ABC to attack one part of the state’s underground economy.
RUSSELL STANDS TALL FOR KANSAS TRACK TEAM
February 1, 1998
At 6-foot-9 and 260 pounds, Scott Russell wouldn’t look out of place playing football at Memorial Stadium or basketball at Allen Fieldhouse. Yet Russell, a Kansas University freshman from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, who received college scholarship offers from schools in three different sports, chose to compete in track throwing events at Kansas.
PARKING FLEXIBILITY PARKING FLEXIBILITY
February 1, 1998
Parking revisions may be the key to the future for several properties on the east side of downtown. City parking restrictions have created a pretty bleak future for the former Quantrill’s Flea Market building and other nearby properties on New Hampshire Street.
HOSPITALS DISMISSALS
February 1, 1998
Kathleen Martin and baby boy, Lawrence, Saturday.
BARBER SHOP PASSES FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
February 1, 1998
Chris Mumford will carry on a family tradition started by his grandfather almost 45 years ago.
GIRLS FOR SALE.
February 1, 1998
Lawrence gag-gift wizard Cathy Hamilton is looking for girls to sell.
VETERINARIAN STILL KICKING AFTER 60 YEARS IN BIZ
February 1, 1998
An Overbrook veterinarian who predates penicillin and recalls plowing fields with a team of horses reflects on a career in the barnyard.
62 STUDENTS
February 1, 1998
Calder Pickett for Feb. 1 Bill Kurtis is the first former student of mine to receive the William Allen White Award. He will be here Friday. I doubt that with all he has accomplished he remembers a primitive class he took from me in ‘61 or ‘62, a class in Radio and Television News.
CHARGES
February 1, 1998
An article in Friday’s Journal-World incorrectly listed the charges against Jason Freeman, 18, in a Sept. 7 fight. Freeman has been charged with four counts of aiding and abetting aggravated battery.
STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT OF LIQUOR LAWS NOT 100 PROOF
February 1, 1998
Alcohol enforcement has been weakened in Kansas by depletion of ABC staff and a decision to assign agents non-liquor investigations.
FIRM GETS BACK TO BUSINESS
February 1, 1998
Campbell-Becker getting back to business The waiting game is over.
HAS ANYONE BEEN CITED FROM THE ACCIDENT IN WHICH THE AMBULANCE HIT THE BULL?
February 1, 1998
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who investigated the accident, there were no citations issued after the accident, either to the driver of the ambulance or the bull’s owner, who remains unidentified.
MARK MORRIS: DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF PAUL SIMON AND BOB WILLS
February 1, 1998
The choreographer made his Broadway debut Thursday night with “Capeman.”
CHIEF CLERK LIKES GOVERNMENTNOT POLITICS
February 1, 1998
Janet Jones knows how to separate government from politics.
KU AUDITORIUM FINALLY READY FOR OPERETTA
February 1, 1998
Flooding damage cleared for production
REP. TOM SLOAN DONATES KANSAS STATUTES TO HASKELL LIBRARY
February 1, 1998
Sloan donates law books to Haskell
FEBRUARY 1998 STAR LOG
February 1, 1998
Here’s a look at significant stellar events this month. Today: Venus has shifted its position so that it now dominates the predawn sky. We will lose sight of Jupiter in the next week, leaving Saturn and Mars in the dusk sky. Tonight would be a particularly nice time to look for Saturn, poised above the western horizon with the young moon.
BAMBI, GO HOME! BAMBI, GO HOME!
February 1, 1998
Somewhere along the line, more practical approaches to growing deer populations are going to be needed. The late Walt Disney didn’t do a lot of people any favors with the creation of the “Bambi myth” — the concept that all deer are darlings and should be spared at any cost. Solidifying the sanctified image of little Bambi and his fellow creatures of the forest was the startling death scene of the title character’s mother at the hands of a hunter, a classic heroine-villain scenario if there ever was one.
FUND AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO HASKELL
February 1, 1998
The American Indian College Fund has awarded Haskell Indian Nations University more than $65,000 in scholarships, available for spring 1998. Scholarships available include: Solon Summerfield Foundation; Coca-Cola Foundation; Panaphil Foundation; Peierls Foundation; Tierney Family Foundation; president’s honor roll; dean’s honor roll; department awards; need-based scholarships (off campus); and special recognition awards.
FREE STATE TOPPLES OP AQUINAS, 67-55
February 1, 1998
Free State High found the perfect formula for winning a boys basketball game. Using two dashes of Dillon and sprinkle of Ramirez, the Firebirds (5-10) posted the second-largest victory margin in school history with a 67-55 rout of Overland Park Aquinas on Saturday.
KU RESEARCH STUDY SEEKS CHILDREN
February 1, 1998
Child language researchers at Kansas University are looking for children 3 years of age who are learning language without difficulty and children between the ages of 5 and 7 who are having some difficulty. The researchers are studying how children acquire verb meanings in their language.
BENEDICTINE COLLEGE HOSTS AIDS SPEAKER
February 1, 1998
A woman who lost her husband to AIDS will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the O’Malley-McAllister auditorium at Benedictine College. Kelly Roberts is a radio announcer in Salina. She is HIV positive and is a certified Red Cross HIV/AIDS Educator.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME KANSAS WAS NOT IN THE NCAA POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT?
February 1, 1998
When was the last time Kansas was not in the NCAA men’s postseason tournament? Following the 1988-89 season, the Jayhawks did not participate in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament because of sanctions imposed for recruiting improprieties. Kansas has participated in every NCAA tournament since.
DOCTOR COULD LOSE LICENSE
February 1, 1998
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts will be hearing arguments concerning allegations against a Lawrence doctor.
ROBBERIES TAKING TOLL ON EMPLOYEESOWNERS
February 1, 1998
The potential penalties for armed robbery far outweigh the financial gain, authorities say.
T RESIST DABBLING IN LIQUOR ENFORCEMENT
February 1, 1998
Political considerations at state and local levels color liquor enforcement in Kansas.
MARK MORRIS BOX INNOVATIVE FOOTWORK
February 1, 1998
What: Mark Morris Dance Group. When: 8 p.m. Feb. 10.
GARDEN FOLKLORE LEGENDS
February 1, 1998
Punxsutawney Phil will take center stage Monday, but plants have had the folklore limelight for centuries.