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JAMES JOHN VIGNA JAMES JOHN VIGNA
February 8, 1998
Services for James John Vigna, 88, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Vigna died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BAKER UNIVERSITY TO INDUCT TWO INTO HALL OF FAME
February 8, 1998
Two former Baker University professors, whose combined teaching careers span 80 years at the school, will be inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame Tuesday. Lowell Gish and the late Willard Garret will be the new inductees.
THE BLEEDING AT UMKC THE BLEEDING AT UMKC
February 8, 1998
There is good cause to re-evaluate UMKC’s venture into big-time college sports and perhaps alter a course that is diverting funds from more important efforts. The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s frustrating experience in the field of big-time athletics disputes the fictional Iowa baseball fan’s belief that if you build it, they will come.
TRUMAN BOX
February 8, 1998
Signed, sealed and delivered What: “Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President,” an exhibition of letters sent from President Harry S. Truman to his wife, Bess.
TIMBERLAKE
February 8, 1998
Services for Harry “Bud” Timberlake, 88, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Mr. Timberlake died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, Calif.
SUNFLOWER SWEETHEARTS DANCE AWARDS
February 8, 1998
The Sunflower Sweethearts dance teams of Lawrence received several awards at two recent regional dance competitions. They received Division 1 awards, the highest honor that can be received, for pom routines performed at the Kansas Spectacular Competition on Jan. 24 in Olathe. The teams also competed at the Starmakers Competition on Jan. 31 in Olathe. Both the blue and gold teams received 5 Star awards, the highest award.
HEMPHILL WINS TWO EVENTS
February 8, 1998
Lawrence High’s Jonathan Hemphill became a double champion at the Sunflower League boys swim meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest. Hemphill won the 500 freestyle in a league-record time of 4:46.20 and also finished first in the 200 freestyle in 1:47.88.
SINGER TO SHARE STAGE WITH KU SYMPHONIC BAND
February 8, 1998
The concert will include a number of selections by American composers.
AWARD-WINNING ACTORS TO RECITE DRAMATIC VERSE
February 8, 1998
Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee Browne will star in “Behind the Broken Words,” a program of 20th-century poetry and dramatic verse, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rice Auditorium at Baker University. The versatile actors will perform solo and together, creating dialogues and characters that challenge and illuminate the literature and their acting skills.
JUNIOR HIGH FAN JUNIOR HIGH FAN
February 8, 1998
To the editor: Leni Salkind said that the ninth grade should go to the high school. I think the ninth-graders should not go Free State High School or Lawrence High School because there are three grades in high school and three grades in junior high. I think if the ninth grade goes to the high school then the 12th grade should go to the college level. The reason I think the ninth grade should stay in junior high is because if they go to high school, then they will get pushed about and it will be harder to get on sports teams. I ask you please let the ninth grade be in junior high.
LINK DIFFERENCE LINK DIFFERENCE
February 8, 1998
To the editor: The holidays are over and as always our LINK supporters answered our call. On Thanksgiving we had more help than we could use and lots and lots of delicious food. Although, monetary donations were very low in 1997, we at LINK, feel very blessed to have such a generous community supporting us all year round.
BARBARA B. HOPKINS BARBARA B. HOPKINS
February 8, 1998
Memorial services for Barbara B. Hopkins, 68, Wellsville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellsville United Methodist Church. Her body was cremated and a private graveside service will be held Tuesday at Wellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Hopkins died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
DELIVERY SOUNDOFF
February 8, 1998
Is it legal for delivery vehicles and the trucks and trailers used by moving companies to park on the street in a designated no-parking area? Sgt. Susan Hadl, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman, said it is legal if there is nowhere else off the roadway to accommodate the vehicle, according to Standard Traffic Ordinance, Section 83. There needs to be an unobstructed width of the highway left for traffic flow and clear warning of the stopped vehicle at least 200 feet in either direction.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUE FOR FEB. 9, 1998, MEETING
February 8, 1998
Douglas County commissioners Monday will review plans for bringing a new business to the county. Sauer-Sundstrand, an Ames, Iowa-based manufacturer of transmissions for agricultural and off-road uses, announced in December it would move to Lawrence. Part of the negotiations included a loan from the state of Kansas that would allow the county and city of Lawrence to prepare the chosen site in the East Hills Business Park. Although the state had approved a $600,000 loan, engineering estimates say only $300,000 will be needed from the Kansas Partnership Fund.
PART OF HISTORY PART OF HISTORY
February 8, 1998
To the editor: I saw the pull-out section called “100 Years of Kansas Basketball” advertised in the Journal World. In the fine print it says it’s “a salute to the men who have helped carve KUis unique history in the game of basketball.”
DISGUSTING PHOTO DISGUSTING PHOTO
February 8, 1998
To the editor: I am an 18-year-old high school student. I have lived in Lawrence all my life and have been an avid reader of Lawrence’s Journal-World since the sixth grade. I think that it is essential that I keep myself well-informed about the world around me and have long relied on the Journal-World to convey to me the current news of the day.
EMERGENCY CALLS
February 8, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
FARM BUREAU SPONSORING FOOD DRIVE
February 8, 1998
Farm Bureau agency sponsoring food drive
100 YEARS AGO
February 8, 1998
On Feb. 9, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of a formal opening of the Commercial Club Rooms at 746 Mass. The Journal stated: “The new rooms are located on the third floor of the Merchants National Bank building, and were very handsomely decorated for last evening’s dedication.” This Commercial Club was a predecessor to the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
100 YEARS AGO
February 8, 1998
On Feb. 8, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “If the present state of the public thoroughfares both in and out of the city do not arouse the people to a sense of necessity for better roads and streets, then perhaps we may as well go back to the aboriginal idea of paths through the grass and woods, and abandon the civilized idea of having public highways. So far as outside business is concerned, it is practically suspended because of the almost impassable condition of the roads. In the city it is almost impossible to go to work or business without being plastered from head to foot with soft mud. Women are compelled to defer their shopping or spend an hour cleaning their dresses when they go home. It is time that a concerted movement should be made for better roads.”
BAKER UNIVERSITY TO INDUCT TWO INTO HALL OF FAME
February 8, 1998
Two former Baker University professors, whose combined teaching careers span 80 years at the school, will be inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame Tuesday. Lowell Gish and the late Willard Garret will be the new inductees.
TRUMAN BOX
February 8, 1998
Signed, sealed and delivered What: “Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President,” an exhibition of letters sent from President Harry S. Truman to his wife, Bess.
S WHITE TILE FLOOR.
February 8, 1998
“Okay, everyone line up for a little stretching,” bellows Bill Scott, the school’s principal, as he leads the assembled throng of students and teachers through a variety of stretching exercises on a recent morning. The school made a commitment to get in better shape in 1998, and to that end, Scott leads the students through a round of exercises and aerobic dance before starting every school day.
TALK THE TALK
February 8, 1998
Look for these in plant names. They are used to describe ornamental features of plants. Alba, albo: white
HISTORY PROFESSOR TO GIVE LECTURE
February 8, 1998
French Revolution topic of lecture
STEVE JANSEN STORY FOR TAB
February 8, 1998
Today basketball is the foremost spectator sport at Kansas University and in Lawrence. It has been that way most of the time since Dr. James Naismith, founder of the game, arrived here in 1898. As the Kansan, the student newspaper, reported on Dec. 10, 1898: “A new game has sprung into popularity. It is the game of basketball. Everyone who is at all interested in athletics is now talking basketball … it is talked at the club; it is discussed in the corridors; it is practiced and played in the gymnasium and on the campus.
ACCIDENT SOUNDOFF
February 8, 1998
What is the average response time of a Lawrence police officer to a non-injury accident? Does it matter where the accident is, whether it’s on one of the city’s main streets? Unless emergency, high priority calls dominate the officer’s time, police response to non-injury accidents is usually about five minutes. If a major street is affected, a decision to send an officer from another district may be made, rather than wait for the district officer to clear, said Sgt. Susan Hadl, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman.
42-43 TEAM
February 8, 1998
The supremely talented 1942-43 Kansas basketball team is another which fits into the frustrating shoulda-coulda-woulda category. Like others in the Jayhawk pantheon, it was good enough to reign as national champion — if only there hadn’t been that damned war. Kansas was instrumental in making the NCAA basketball tournament a viable and profitable operation even if the Jayhawks suffered an early 12-year drought of Final Fourdom. World War II, of course, had a lot to do with that.
LAWRENCE MASONIC LODGE GIVES AWARDS FOR ESSAY CONTEST
February 8, 1998
Masonic Lodge taps essay contest winners
LEGENDS NOTEBOOK:
February 8, 1998
Michael Jordan says he will retire from the NBA after this season if he cannot play for one of two coaches — Phil Jackson or Dean Smith. Jackson likely is out as Chicago Bulls’ coach after this season, which begs the question: Will Kansas grad/North Carolina coaching legend Smith come out of retirement to coach Jordan next season?
LEGENDS BOX SCORE WHITE (68)
February 8, 1998
Terry Brown 0-3 2-3 2, Hutch Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Ralph Light 1-2 0-0 3, Ron Franz 1-2 1-2 4, Derril Gwinner 0-0 0-0 0, Clair Gillin 0-0 0-0 0, Tommie Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Kevin Pritchard 2-3 0-0 4, Jeff Dishman 1-2 0-0 2, Ralph Heyward 1-1 0-0 2, Rick Calloway 4-9 0-0 8, Joel Branstrom 0 0-0 0, Milt Newton 3-9 1-2 7, Donnie Von Moore 1-4 1-1 3, Mark Summers 0-3 0-0 0, Blaine Hollinger 1-4 0-0 2, Dwight Haley 0-1 0-0 0, Bruce Slaon 0-3 0-2 0, Booty Neal 2-5 2-2 8, Riney Lochmann 0-1 0-0 0, Ron Loneski 2-5 0-2 4, Fred Bosilevac 1-3 0-0 2, David Magley 1-5 0-0 2, Jerod Haase 1-5 0-1 2, John Crawford 1-3 0-0 2, Steve Ransom 0-0 0-0 0, Macolm Nash 0-0 0-0 0, Paul Mokeski 4-6 1-2 10, Tom Kivisto 0-4 1-2 1. Totals 27-82 9-19 68. RED (67)
NORTH LAWRENCE IMPROVEMENT MEETING
February 8, 1998
Agency to discuss fire safety at meeting
NONPROFIT SOUNDOFF
February 8, 1998
I have been solicited for a donation by the Kansas State Fraternal Order of Police, which has an Overland Park address. In fine print, it claims to be recognized as nonprofit by the IRS, but because of its particular status, donations are not tax-deductible. Could you verify whether this is a legitimate organization? Yes, the Kansas State Fraternal Order of Police is a legitimate organization. They are currently involved in phone solicitations, according to Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department.
DEAR BESS: LETTERS FROM A LOVE-STRUCK PRESIDENT
February 8, 1998
Harry Truman’s letters to his wife depict a man of great devotion to his country and his marriage.
MOKESKI HAS A HAPPY RETURN
February 8, 1998
Roughly 16,000 people filled Allen Fieldhouse to watch glorified pick-up basketball on Saturday in the Legends Game, part of the 100 Years of Kansas Basketball celebration. For Paul Mokeski (1975-79), that is proof enough college basketball’s best fans wave the wheat and roar the Rock Chalk Chant.
TOWER SEEKS CELLULAR POWER
February 8, 1998
A downtown communications tower would be converted for use this summer by Southwestern Bell Wireless, under a plan awaiting review at city hall.
CORRECTION FOR PHOTO CAPTION OF FEBRUARY 7
February 8, 1998
A photo caption on page 1B of Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified the wife of the developer who built a round turret for their new home. Patty Allen was shown describing the turret’s qualities to her new neighbors.
S A LOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE SMART PIGEON.
February 8, 1998
Some recent dialogue from a local grain elevator is worth listening in on. Onlooker: Why are there so many pigeons everywhere? The cities seem full of them, and they even infest TV commercials.
S FORGOTTEN FINAL FOUR TEAM
February 8, 1998
Rick Suttle was sitting in the Allen Fieldhouse training room one day back in the mid-70s while I interviewed him for a feature story. Suttle, a 6-foot-11 post player out of East St. Louis, Ill., was slender, but he was a pretty good rebounder and he had a deadly turnaround jumper. Suttle was one of the Jayhawks’ best players of that era. He was also, uh, well … a bit eccentric.
BOUNDARY RECOMMENDATIONS ON AGENDA
February 8, 1998
School board members will hear a report on how to adjust elementary school boundaries during the next school year to alleviate overcrowding at some schools in the western part of the city. The board will receive recommendations from a committee studying elementary school boundaries. That committee has come up with three scenarios, but favors one that adjusts existing boundaries rather than busing many students from west to east.
WHITE EDGES RED IN THREE-POINT FEST
February 8, 1998
Three-point goals rained like El Nino on Saturday evening in Allen Fieldhouse. How many three-pointers were attempted in the Kansas Legends basketball game?
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR FEB. 10, 1998 MEETING
February 8, 1998
Now that the city has decided to exempt itself from state requirements for spending money intended for battling alcohol and drug problems, city staffers are recommending that a new committee help them decide what to do with the money. The city is expected to receive about $330,000 this year to be used for preventing alcohol and drug abuse. A charter ordinance, expected to take effect within two months, would allow the city to use the money for addressing other needs determined to be “in the best interest of the public,” including law enforcement and prosecution related to alcohol and drug abuse.
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TO MEET AT JLE
February 8, 1998
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th. The topic of the meeting is “Amateur Radio and Space Exploration.”
FOX GUARDING THE HENS IN KANSAS NURSING HOMES
February 8, 1998
A Lawrence organization says the state should conduct investigations currently handled by nursing homes accused of wrongdoing.
MENAGESPUD
February 8, 1998
There were three of us involved in my first love affair: me, MaryEllen Farley and Mr. Potato Head. We were in the second grade. The New York neighborhood in which we lived was a garden of stone buildings that grew to five and six stories. Boys on the block were usually engaged in stickball or behavior that sent some of them to the Big House, so hanging out with MaryEllen was a novelty.
GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT TV
February 8, 1998
Calder Pickett for Feb. 8 The prospect of “Seinfeld” leaving the tube does not drive me into despair, and I rather like “Seinfeld.” Like, but don’t always understand. My daughters have told me for years that I’m not part of what was once called “the scene.” Carolyn once told my wife and me that we were both uptight and laid back.
SECRETARY OF STATE BEING EVICTED
February 8, 1998
The secretary of state’s office will be evicted from the Kansas Statehouse next year.
FOX GUARDING THE HENS IN KANSAS NURSING HOMES
February 8, 1998
A Lawrence organization says the state should conduct investigations currently handled by nursing homes accused of wrongdoing.
LUDLUM MOVIE SDOFF
February 8, 1998
Was there a movie called “The Bourne Identity” based on the Robert Ludlum book of the same title? Yes, Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith starred in the 1988 miniseries based on the Ludlum spy thriller. It has been released on video.
S DEEP BRUSH PILES
February 8, 1998
In the eyes of a few veteran crappie anglers, the morning of Jan. 24 looked to be one of the finest days of the winter. The morning dawned still, bright and cold. The 14-degree temperature turned anglers’ breaths into frosty plumes and kept all but the most die-hard anglers off the lake.
KU CELEBRATES THE CENTURY IN GRAND STYLE
February 8, 1998
More than 300 coaches, players and managers have gathered in Lawrence this weekend to share Jayhawk lore.
BIOETHICS CENTER EXPANDING ROLE
February 8, 1998
The Midwest Bioethics Center works with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and other organizations facing health-related ethical issues.
WEDDING DAY ADVENTURE WEDDING DAY ADVENTURE
February 8, 1998
It was December 1992. I’d been working in Washington, D.C. for 20-some years and I was about to leave town on a sabbatical. I was headed home to Lawrence to teach at Kansas University for a semester. My Washington friends were envious. I wouldn’t be covering the “crisis of the week,” I’d finally get to try my hand at teaching, and I just knew I’d go back to never-never land more pumped than the Energizer Bunny.
S DAY IS FOR LOVERS
February 8, 1998
Valentine’s Day memories can be created at any point in a person’s life.
WESLEY W. FLORY WESLEY W. FLORY
February 8, 1998
Services for Wesley W. Flory, 86, were held Jan. 28 in Tucson. Mr. Flory died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1998, in Tucson.
FORCING STEMS OF WOODY PLANTS FOR INDOOR BLOOM
February 8, 1998
Jump start spring with forced blooms from the yard.
PAY U.N. DEBT
February 8, 1998
To the editor: It’s time for the United States to “put up or shut up” regarding support of the U.N. weapons inspection team’s operations in Iraq. The Lawrence Journal-World (2/3/98) quotes Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts as saying, “We would hope Saddam would back down, but there is no indication that he will. I am concerned that at present we do not have unity among our allies.” Sen. Sam Brownback, in the same article, expresses similar sentiments.
EDUCATION OR TAXES? EDUCATION OR TAXES?
February 8, 1998
Tax relief seems to be overshadowing the education goals of a Kansas House committee looking at higher education. Is the House Select Committee on Higher Education talking about education excellence or property tax relief?
KU WOMEN SLIP PAST K-STATE, 65-62
February 8, 1998
After its latest victory, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team took time out to thank the little people. Before a boisterous — and somewhat shrill — crowd of 8,200 mostly young fans drawn by Take a Kid to the Game Day, the Jayhawks rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to dispatch Kansas State, 65-62, on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
GARDEN SPOT: UNDERSTANDING BOTANICAL PLANT NAMES
February 8, 1998
Botany basics help everyone understand which blooms are which.
GAYLORD M. SCHNECK SR. GAYLORD M. SCHNECK SR.
February 8, 1998
Services for Gaylord M. Schneck Sr., 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Schneck died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ICAN TO SELL PIES ICAN TO SELL PIES SATURDAY
February 8, 1998
Interfaith Caring Neighbors (ICaN), will have a fund-raising pie sale and a free quilt show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont. The pies will be sold by the pan or by the slice, and about four dozen quilts from area quilt makers will also be on display. ICaN is a community resource that offers support to the area’s homebound elderly.
BIOETHICS CENTER EXPANDING ROLE
February 8, 1998
The Midwest Bioethics Center works with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and other organizations facing health-related ethical issues.
VALENTINE PETAL PUSHER VALENTINE PETAL PUSHER
February 8, 1998
Most people think I’ve had enough romance to last a lifetime. Tim and I were married a week before Valentine’s Day. To top that off we eloped (We didn’t have to. We just wanted a small wedding — real small.) When most people hear this story they’re likely to sing out, “Oh! That’s soooo sweeeeet.”
FACES AND PLACES
February 8, 1998
Tim Patton, Stacey Murphy and Anne Staab have joined the NationsBank Lawrence Banking Center. Patton is banking center manager, in charge of day-to-day operations. He held a similar position with a bank in Kansas City, Mo. Murphy is business banking officer. She had been with NationsBank in Wichita. Staab is a business banking marketing associate. She had been with NationsBank in Topeka.
INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS TO SHOW WORKS
February 8, 1998
Short films by several area independent filmmakers will be shown beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jester’s, 1105 Mass. The screening, hosted by Lawrence filmmaker Tim DePaepe, includes films that are comedic in nature and under 25 minutes in length. Titles are “Petrol Mart,” a dark comedy about a corporate conspiracy, “L,” “Planet Trash,” “Cracked” and “Two-Buck Tuesday.” An informal discussion with the filmmakers will follow the showing of the films.
FOR THE RECORD:HOSPITAL REPORT
February 8, 1998
Dismissals Rhonda Lohse and infant son, Lawrence, Saturday.
TOWER SEEKS CELLULAR POWER
February 8, 1998
A downtown communications tower would be converted for use this summer by Southwestern Bell Wireless, under a plan awaiting review at city hall.
SUNDAY ART NOTES POET ALLISON JOSEPH TO READ WORKS
February 8, 1998
On Feb. 15, “New Letters on the Air” will feature poet Allison Joseph as part of its Black History Month celebration. The radio show can be heard at 5 p.m. Sundays on KCUR-FM 89.3.