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February 5, 1998
Lawrence Arts Center supporters will be ladling soup and chili into creative mugs Saturday to help raise money for the center’s ceramics education courses. Souper Bowl Saturday kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. at the arts center, 200 W. Ninth.
ZODIAC CLUB CELEBRATES 120 YEARS
February 5, 1998
A Lawrence women’s club will celebrate its 120th anniversary tonight.
COMMISSION ANNOUNCES EVALUATION MONDAY
February 5, 1998
After two closed-door meetings, Douglas County commissioners are finishing up an evaluation and salary adjustment for County Administrator Craig Weinaug. At the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Commissioner Mark Buhler said he planned to visit with Weinaug about his job and asked the board to reserve time Monday for an additional executive session if needed.
WILMA TRENDEL WILMA TRENDEL
February 5, 1998
Services for Wilma C. Trendel, 80, Ottawa, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Feltner Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be at Valley Brook Cemetery, Overbrook. Mrs. Trendel died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at her home.
BILLS INTRODUCED ON KPERSHASKELL
February 5, 1998
A Lawrence legislator wants to give state employees more information about their retirement funds.
BUDGET SURPLUS MAY GIVE COUNTY EDGE ON 2000
February 5, 1998
One recommendation for beginning technology updates for county offices is to use a budget surplus from the register of deeds to buy programs.
AGENCY OFFERS TAX PREPARATION HELP
February 5, 1998
Agency offering tax help for seniors
BROWNBACK, ROBERTS HAIL KU BASKETBALL
February 5, 1998
U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback of Kansas introduced a resolution Wednesday celebrating the centennial anniversary of Jayhawk basketball. Their resolution coincides with a reunion this weekend at Kansas University for former players and coaches. Some will participate in a “Legends Game” at 5 p.m. Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. Old-timers also will be recognized during the Kansas-Missouri game noon Sunday.
ODESSA PATTON ODESSA PATTON
February 5, 1998
Services for Odessa Patton, 71, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Patton died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.
SLT MANAGER MOONLIGHTS
February 5, 1998
The lure of a NASCAR project in Wyandotte County was too much to keep John Pasley sitting still.
LOCAL BRIEFS
February 5, 1998
Coffeyville inks three LHS players Three Lawrence High football players — Adrian Garcia, Pete Skakal and Tanyon Harris — signed Wednesday with Coffeyville Community College.
LHS WRESTLERS FALL TO SM WEST, KC HARMON
February 5, 1998
Shawnee Mission West and Kansas City Harmon were double trouble for Lawrence High’s wrestling team. The Lions were defeated by the Fighting Hawks, 45-35, and lost to the Vikings, 43-29, on Wednesday in the LHS gym.
BETTY LARSON BETTY LARSON
February 5, 1998
Services for Betty Ilene Larson, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mrs. Larson died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RAYMANT PACES KU WOMEN PAST CU
February 5, 1998
Suzi Raymant scored 25 points and Nakia Sanford added 12 to pace the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 65-45 trampling of Colorado on Wednesday night at Coors Events Center. Raymant, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, hit 11 of 20 shots from the floor, including a pair of three-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY BRIEFS KU TO HOST SMITHSONIAN OFFICIAL
February 5, 1998
Tonight at Kansas University, the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution will lecture on the changing perceptions and roles of museums in American life. I. Michael Heyman will speak on “Exhibition Dilemmas” at 8 p.m. at the Lied Center. The lecture is free to the public.
CHURCH KIDNAPPER PLEADS
February 5, 1998
The man who briefly snatched a 6-year-old girl from a North Lawrence church last spring has pleaded to a reduced charge. Dario Luna, also known as Dario Luna Moyano, pleaded no contest to aggravated interference with parental custody. He was originally charged with kidnapping.
CAMPUS POLICE JURISDICTION BILL
February 5, 1998
House panel hears campus police bill
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
February 5, 1998
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
PREFERRED
February 5, 1998
To the editor: Like so many other debates over the Lawrence schools, the recent discussion over proposed boundary changes has been surprisingly polarized. This is puzzling, in a way, since all three of the main proposals now on the table — the “S,” “H,” and “Wave” options — have crucial features in common.
HAVE THERE BEEN FEWER ACCIDENTS AT 23RD AND MASSACHUSETTS SINCE THE CHANGES THERE?
February 5, 1998
David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, said he would wait until this spring or summer to check on the effectiveness of the intersection-widening project, which was completed in the fall and intended to improve traffic safety. The city typically waits at least six months before checking the effects of a traffic-altering project, he said. The Kansas Department of Transportation financed the bulk of the project at 23rd and Massachusetts, which added left-turn lanes on Massachusetts and provided new signals.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
February 5, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
100 YEARS AGO
February 5, 1998
On Feb. 5, 1898, the Lawrence Journal stated “The Kansas University council at a meeting held last evening decided to try the experiment of holding university convocation at which all members of the faculty and student body will be assembled. They will be in the nature of a formal mass meeting, and the purpose of the gatherings will be to increase the general acquaintance between students, and students and faculty, and to arouse greater and more universal interest in matters in which the institution is concerned…. Convocations of this nature are features of the university life of some schools, and serve to draw all parts of the institution into closer touch with each other.”
SOUTHWESTERN BELL MOVING WICHITA JOBS
February 5, 1998
Wichita is losing 86 jobs as Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. moves them to Kansas City, Mo., later this year. Most of the employees who hold the jobs will be offered a transfer to Kansas City. The company will try to find other jobs within Southwestern Bell for those not asked to transfer to Missouri, the company said.
WELLSVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES
February 5, 1998
Suspected child abuse results in arrest
STUDENT POETRY
February 5, 1998
These “springboard poems” were generated by the writers’ close reading of a classic work of literature of their choosing. After contemplating the work, the writers converted the famous prose into poetry. They are written by students in Joy Clumskey’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. Arctic
PHOTOGRAPHER SHOOTS IN SHADOW OF VOLCANO
February 5, 1998
A Lawrence resident documents how Montserrat residents responded to a volcano that threatened their homes. Lawrence photographer Gary Mark Smith has put together an astounding portfolio of about 75 photographs taken on an expedition last September to the Caribbean island of Montserrat during the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano.
TERI WILDER ADDS HER VOICE TO A LAWRENCE COMEDY TROUPE.
February 5, 1998
Like the miniature jungle scene stamped onto her business cards, Teri Wilder is a little bit off-kilter. Hers is the voice you hear on Kansas City’s “Oldies 95” radio station belting out parodies like “Sundays Without the Chiefs are Dumb” and sparring with morning show host Dick Wilson while filling in for Katey McGuckin.
TWO ENTREPRENEURSCREATE AN ALTERNATE MUSIC OPTION.
February 5, 1998
A pair of Lawrence personal computer enthusiasts have taken another step into the multimedia world. They’ve created a “radio station” with no call numbers, no frequency and 24-hour access to anyone surfing the Internet. “World of the Beat,” a creation of the Core Beat Group, should be up and functioning March 3. Internet users can point their browsers to www.SuccessMarketPlace.com/shops/World of the Beat, and tune in to ‘round-the-clock underground music.
BAND TURNS SIDE PROJECT INTO FULL-TIME GIG
February 5, 1998
These R&B artists blast some soul into their exotic instrumentals.
LAFRENTZ BEATS CYCLONES FOR THIRD TIME IN FOUR TRIES
February 5, 1998
Monona, Iowa native Raef LaFrentz finished his KU career 3-1 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
CITY, CRACKER BARREL TO DEAL ON ADVERTISING WITH SIGNS
February 5, 1998
Without some bending, a deal to bring a Tennessee-based restaurant to North Lawrence may not be signed, sealed or delivered.
INTERESTING PLAN INTERESTING PLAN
February 5, 1998
A local developer has presented an interesting plan for the 900 block of New Hampshire, but before the city adds its $1.8 to the pot, it should carefully evaluate the project’s benefits. At first glance, the plans being presented by Berkeley Plaza Inc., for the 900 block of New Hampshire seem to have several positive aspects. That doesn’t necessarily mean this project is something the city of Lawrence should invest $1.8 million in, but it’s worth looking at.
SCULPTOR CASTING BRONZE KAW WARRIOR
February 5, 1998
A statue created by a former Kansas University art student reflects the heritage of the Kaw people.
KU FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS KU FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS
February 5, 1998
Muhammad Abdul-Rahim, 6-0, 180, DB, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College Algie Atkinson, 6-5, 220, DE, Evanston (Ill.) Township High
S ENDORSEMENT SENDS SILVER SKY-HIGH
February 5, 1998
The metal’s price was up about 16 percent since late last week.
FAMILY RESTAURANT HITS THE SPOT
February 5, 1998
Hearty portions and a variety of choices are Country Kitchen’s winning combination.
EXHIBIT HONORS WORK, LIFE OF MICHAEL OTT
February 5, 1998
The paintings of a popular watercolorist serve as a reminder of his personality and dedication to the arts.
KU CLOBBERS IOWA STATE, 83-62
February 5, 1998
Paul Pierce scored 19 points and Lester Earl 18 as Kansas drubbed Iowa State, 83-62, on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
PERFORMANCE PANNED PERFORMANCE PANNED
February 5, 1998
To the editor: I read today Jan Biles’ article about the Reduced Shakespeare Company. My opinion is very different. I wonder if you have the guts to publish it.
4 ARCHITECT FIRMS VYING FOR PROJECT AT ARTS CENTER
February 5, 1998
`BOX: Architects vying for arts center job INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
WHEN IS THE CITY GOING TO FIX THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT SIXTH AND MASSACHUSETTS STREETS SO MORE WESTBOUND TRAFFIC CAN MAKE IT THROUGH ON GREEN?
February 5, 1998
The city doesn’t plan on making any changes to the intersection’s signals anytime soon, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. Here’s why: The signals at Massachusetts must be coordinated with signals on Sixth at Vermont and Kentucky streets, he said. Otherwise, traffic not only would become more congested but also unsafe.
MIX?
February 5, 1998
Patti Smith, Madonna, Kim Gordon, Sinead O’Connor, Courtney Love and Exene Cervenkova have more in common than their professions in the music business: They’re all mothers. So is Annie Melvin, who has recently established Mother Rock Star, a growing group of music business professionals who also happen to be mothers. It’s a cross-country network of women connected through the Internet and telephone lines that provides various services to the music industry. The members also support each other in professional and personal endeavors.
PERRY DISCUSSES ANNEXATION, NO ACTION TAKEN
February 5, 1998
The Perry City Council on Wednesday night discussed a proposed annexation of land east of the city but took no action. Council Member DeAnn Hupe Seib said discussion focused not only on the annexation, but overall development in Perry.
FINALLY TAKES FLIGHT
February 5, 1998
The University Theatre production has been plagued with problems since last fall.
PERMITS SHOW NEED FOR CHANGE
February 5, 1998
Requests for use permits caused county planners to notice omissions and confusing lines in the county zoning plan.
HITS THE MARK
February 5, 1998
Jim Sheridan’s third film in his trilogy about “the troubles” in Northern Ireland is simple, powerful storytelling. A good portion of the drama in “The Boxer” is generated by the audience — our Pavlovian notion that Daniel Day-Lewis will, at some point, get really worked up about something.
PLAN
February 5, 1998
In a deal with Commerce Bank and CyberMark, Kansas University will soon be issuing the cards in place of the traditional KU IDs.
ALLEN ANNOUNCES 21 FOOTBALL SIGNEES
February 5, 1998
Kansas football coach Terry Allen announced signings of players from 11 states and the District of Columbia — a total of 21.
CLARIFICATION ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY STORY
February 5, 1998
A story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about Lawrence elementary school boundaries should have said that more than 100 students would be transferred from Quail Run School to Riverside School and Sunflower School under the “Wave” plan, one of three school boundary recommendations that the Lawrence school board will consider.
OUR TOWN
February 5, 1998
Hyler Earns First Place: Alexandra Hyler of the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy earned first place in the all-around at the Smoky Hills Meet in Abilene, Texas. Teammates Becca Garnett and Natalie Kolatch earned second places and Heather Thurber notched a third. Other LGA competitors were Jillian Hay, Kristina Gist, Adrienne Struble, Darian Gonzales, Erica Hierl, Jamie Hornbaker, Brityn Nieder, Laura Stephens, Mallory West, Ashley Sakumura, Kaylee Breneman, Kara Kellison, Laura Devlin, Meredith West, Aarynne Struble, Jessica Abshier, Cambry McNabb and Erin Griffiths. *
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE STAMP REPRESENTING THE 1950S?
February 5, 1998
Curtis Barnhill, attorney,
NO INSTANT ANSWER NO INSTANT ANSWER
February 5, 1998
To the editor: A recent letter to this newspaper suggested first, that some parents living in eastern Lawrence are taking a self-interested delight in the overcrowding at newer elementary schools, and second, that the school board can solve this overcrowding problem “in three to four minutes” by proceeding immediately to build a new elementary school.
ISU SLOWED LAFRENTZ, BUT …
February 5, 1998
You can’t stop Raef LaFrentz. You can only hope to slow him down. That’s exactly what Iowa State did on Wednesday night. LaFrentz, the 6-foot-11 Kansas All-American who was playing in his native Iowa for the last time, scored 12 points, about 10 under his average.