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HOSPITAL REPORTS BIRTHS
February 7, 1998
Rhonda and Jerry Lohse, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. Charlea Rockhold, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
100 YEARS AGO
February 7, 1998
On Feb. 7, 1898, the Lawrence Journal stated: “The proposition to build a walk to the cemetery will probably come before the city council tonight. It is a worthy plan, and the councilmen should each and every one do all in his power to aid the endeavor. The necessity is apparent; the city is united in a desire to have the walk. The cost is comparatively small. The walk should be constructed before the wet days of spring or the dusty days of summer come.” Oak Hill Cemetery was located east of what was then the city limits.
GEORGE STRAIT SDOFF
February 7, 1998
How can I write to George Strait? You can send your letters to the country singer in care of the William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212.
KU PROFESSOR VISITS NAGANO
February 7, 1998
During her trip to Nagano in 1991, Elaine Gerbert saw a lot of what she expected — ancient festivals and temples, rolling hills and even 1998 Olympic T-shirts. “It really wasn’t that surprising to see Olympic things,” she said. “They were already anticipating the games and plans were under way.”
KU OFFERS CHEER CLINIC KU OFFERS CHEER, DANCE CLINIC
February 7, 1998
There will be a cheer and dance Junior Hawkette Clinic from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the Kansas University campus. Elementary schoolgirls who participate in the clinic will perform at halftime of the KU-Iowa State women’s basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Allen Fieldhouse.
CONVENTION DRAWS FARMERS TO LAWRENCE
February 7, 1998
About 300 farmers met here Friday to hear about the newest trends in agriculture.
PRESERVATIONIST DELIVERS LANDMARK NOMINATION
February 7, 1998
A nomination for placing the old Lawrence Post Office, 645 N.H., on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places will be reviewed during a public hearing Feb. 19.
NURSES AIDE CONVICTED OF ABUSING ELDERLY LAWRENCE WOMAN
February 7, 1998
A Douglas County jury found a nursing home aide guilty of tying a resident to her bed in 1996.
ALCOHOL TREATMENT ALCOHOL TREATMENT
February 7, 1998
To the editor: In a recent article on the city alcohol tax funding, Commissioner John Nalbandian was quoted as saying that Headquarters Counseling Center is a worthy program which has “only gotten (this) money because they creatively write grant applications, not because that is what they actually do.”
Lions edge Olahe East
February 7, 1998
Lawrence High’s Todd Heitshusen packaged a game-winning shot and tied a school record with a three-pointer in the final second of the Lions’ 70-69 thriller over No. 5-ranked Olathe East in Sunflower League boys basketball Friday night. Heitshusen launched the decisive basket from the left wing, a foot behind the arc, for his 41swt trey of the season to tie Tim Turner for most in LHS history.
WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN BATHTUB
February 7, 1998
Lawrence police were investigating the unattended death of a woman found Friday afternoon in a bathtub in her residence. Authorities at 3:38 p.m. were called to the 3200 block of Riverview Road, where the woman was found in the tub by her daughter.
CLINTON RESORT? CLINTON RESORT
February 7, 1998
If state officials want to develop a resort at a lakeside state park, they should focus their efforts on Clinton Lake. The possibility of developing resorts at one or more reservoirs in Kansas is back on the table at the Kansas Legislature — and Clinton Lake, west of Lawrence, clearly is in the running.
KU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT CANCELED
February 7, 1998
The KU Symphony Orchestra concert featuring piano concerto readings by graduate students originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Lied Center has been canceled. The cancellation is the result of the rescheduling of “Die Fledermaus,” a University Theatre production, from last fall to the spring semester. The KU Symphony Orchestra is providing music for “Die Fledermaus,” which will be at 8 p.m. Sunday.
MAILBOX SOUNDOFF
February 7, 1998
Is it true there was an explosion in a mailbox about two weeks ago in the area near 15th Street and Lawrence Avenue? Yes, a private mailbox was destroyed by a small homemade explosive device. A neighbor’s mailbox also was damaged. No suspects developed in that investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 843-TIPS, said Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department.
NAME
February 7, 1998
What was Granny’s name on the “Beverly Hillbillies”? Granny (portrayed by Irene Ryan) was named Daisy Moses. She was widower Jed Clampett’s mother-in-law.
HIGHER EDUCATION RESTRUCTURING PLAN ON TRACK
February 7, 1998
A House panel trying to restructure higher education in Kansas will bring its plan to Kansas University next week.
February 7, 1998
After accepting the William Allen White award Friday, the veteran newsman issued a warning about the perils of modern journalism.
BALDWIN ARTS COUNCIL SETS CHOCOLATE AUCTION
February 7, 1998
The Baldwin Community Arts Council will hold its annual Valentine Chocolate Auction from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Baldwin High School Commons. “It’s the big event this weekend in Baldwin,” said John Fuller, an auction fan and spokesman for Baker University. “The things they make for the auction are incredible, fancy cakes and all sorts of things. People work long and hard to make these items.”
WALKER/BIKER SOUNDOFF
February 7, 1998
What is the law about riding your bicycle on residential streets? My understanding was that if you’re on a bicycle, you should ride in a bike lane if there is one. And if there isn’t one, you should ride in the street with traffic. Could you clarify this? Sgt. Susan Hadl, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman, said city ordinances prohibit bicycles to be ridden on sidewalks in a business district such as the downtown area. Bicyclists who ride in the street must, like motorists, obey all traffic laws and ordinances. When riding on a roadway, the bicyclists shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as possible, unless turning left, passing a slower vehicle or dodging objects. “Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.” (Section 131 Standard Traffic Ordinances)
ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERS APPEAR IN COURT
February 7, 1998
Two Lawrence men have been linked to an Aug. 28 robbery at Wood Oil Co. in North Lawrence, in which a clerk was threatened with a knife.
BYRON LYNN SENTENCED TO PROBATION FOR SEX OFFENSE
February 7, 1998
Byron T. Lynn is forbidden from being alone with anyone under 16 years old, including his own children, as a condition of his probation.
RELIGION, HISTORY FOCUS OF RACISM DISCUSSION
February 7, 1998
Topics ranging from whether ancient Egyptians were black to Hebrew writings were discussed during a forum on racism at Kansas University.
SLT FILMS TO BE SHOWN STUDENT FILMS ON SLT TO BE SHOWN SUNDAY
February 7, 1998
Two films on the South Lawrence Trafficway by university students will have their debut showing at Kansas University this weekend. Kuni Tanaka, a KU graduate student in video journalism, filmed his documentary during the summer and fall of 1997 as part of his graduate thesis project at the university. His 30-minute film includes interviews with leaders for and against the trafficway.
SUSPECT SENTENCED IN STABBING INCIDENT
February 7, 1998
A Lawrence man who stabbed a maintenance worker in the chest during an argument was sentenced to three years probation Friday morning. Thomas G. Ingram II, 33, was convicted in January of attempted voluntary manslaughter for stabbing Elwyn Maus, 56, in the chest on Aug. 9 of last year. The 6-inch serrated knife narrowly missed Maus’ heart.
GOVERNOR SKEPTICAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM EFFORTS
February 7, 1998
Gov. Bill Graves has not proposed changes in the current system, but admitted his staff was working behind the scenes as a House committee crafts a proposal.
BAKER U. CELEBRATES ITS FOUNDING THURSDAY
February 7, 1998
The oldest four-year college in Kansas celebrates its founding.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
February 7, 1998
Law enforcement report Sheriff’s reports
GOVERNOR SKEPTICAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM EFFORTS
February 7, 1998
Gov. Bill Graves has not proposed changes in the current system, but admitted his staff was working behind the scenes as a House committee crafts a proposal.
FRIENDS OF THE KAW HONORED
February 7, 1998
Friends of the Kaw, a Lawrence-based environmental group, has been named as the 1997 recipient of the Kansas Wildlife Federation’s “Stream Team of the Year” award. Lance Burr, president of Friends of the Kaw, will accept the honor for the group at the KWF’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Manhattan. KWF is an organization of sportsmen’s groups in Kansas that promotes education and awareness of wildlife resources.