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JOHN R. WEBB
February 15, 1998
Services for John R. Webb, 68, Wamego, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at R.J. Evans Mortuary, Wamego. Burial will be at Wamego City Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
CITY BUSINESS
February 15, 1998
* Approve reappointment of Russell Brickell to the city’s Fire Code Board of Appeals, and Mark Marks to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board. * Set a 2 p.m. March 3 deadline for bids on two projects: installation of traffic signals and associated road features at the intersection of 34th and Iowa streets; and rough grading at the East Hills Business Park.
RECORDING SPINS OLD MEMORIES
February 15, 1998
Maybe I was just in a sentimental mood, maybe the grayness of the day was affecting me, but I played for the first time a CD of the musical “Carousel” that Rachel Hunter of KANU gave me and several times, for reasons I’ve tried to understand, I had to remove my glasses because of the tears in my eyes. The recording was English, by the Royal National Theatre. It affected me far more deeply than I had been affected the many times I had heard the original cast recording, the show of 1945 that costarred Jan Clayton and John Raitt.
BOUNCING BOUNDARIES
February 15, 1998
Underlying decisions about building one or more new elementary schools may have to be made before the school board can settle on a boundary scenario. The boundary ball now is in the school board’s court — and it looks like it could be a long volley.
THREE BOATERS RESCUED FROM WAKARUSA RIVER
February 15, 1998
An evening of boating ended with a splash for three men on the Wakarusa River. The boat the three were riding in overturned about three miles southwest of Clinton Lake and 1/4 mile from the nearest boat ramp. The men were in the water for an hour before rescuers could reach them.
DOING YOUR BANKING HOMEWORK MAKES DOLLARS AND SENSE
February 15, 1998
More banks and more accounts can mean more confusion for more customers. What’s happening?
COUNTY TO RENEW LOOK AT PLANNING GUIDE
February 15, 1998
A Monday planning session will bring several county planning items back onto the plate for Douglas County commissioners.
WEDDING LAWS NONTRADITIONAL
February 15, 1998
Most wedding ceremonies reflect century-old traditions, but the adventurous can add a twist to make the occasion unforgettable.
SINGER-SONGWRITERS CHOSEN FOR SHOWCASE
February 15, 1998
Two Lawrence singer-songwriters have been named finalists in the Songwriter’s Showcase ‘98 contest. Kim Forehand’s song, “Konza Prairie,” was selected as the winner in the children’s category. Carol Dressler’s “Gone Missin’” placed in the open category and “Kansas” placed in the ballad category.
WILDCATS PRAISE LAFRENTZ
February 15, 1998
He had just broken their collective hearts, but Kansas State’s players and coach Tom Asbury tossed valentines to Kansas’ Raef LaFrentz anyway. “Raef made big plays down the stretch. That’s why he’s an All-American,” KSU guard Aaron Swartzendruber said.
DIABETICS SEEK MANDATE FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE
February 15, 1998
A bill before a Senate panel Monday would allow diabetes patients to get coverage for self-managed preventive treatments.
CONDITION REPORT
February 15, 1998
Max Roberts, 63, Kansas City, Mo., was in serious condition Friday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Roberts was driving a Geo Tracker east on Clinton Parkway Thursday morning when the vehicle was hit from behind and knocked into a parked Lawrence Police Department vehicle. Emergency calls
RIGOROUS STUDY PAYS OFF AT SPELLING BEE
February 15, 1998
A Central Junior High School eighth-grader won Saturday’s Douglas County Spelling Bee.
ANNE DOROTHEA PIPIA
February 15, 1998
Memorial services for Anne Dorothea Pipia, 82, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Mrs. Pipia died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Lawrence for 10 years.
ECKAN DISTRIBUTION ECKAN ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
February 15, 1998
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants this month. The schedule is: * 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at Salvation Army, 946 N.H.
CHOICE OFTEN BALANCING ACT
February 15, 1998
A bank that offers the latest in electronic banking might not be attractive to a customer who is seeking old-fashioned customer service.
LHS GIRLS SLAUGHTER HARMON
February 15, 1998
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team unleashed a beast of an offense Saturday afternoon. All 10 LHS players scored in the Lions’ 79-38 romp of Kansas City Harmon in the home makeup game. The offensive output was the most by the Lions since a 93-31 victory over Wichita Heights Jan. 28, 1993.
ALERT AND STRONG
February 15, 1998
The case of Russia’s support of Iraq is another reason the United States dare not let down its guard in the terms of alertness and readiness. Those who are dubious about the continued need for American intelligence agencies and personnel would do well to review the role of Russia in the current Iraq situation.
ANNE DOROTHEA PIPIA
February 15, 1998
Memorial services for Anne Dorothea Pipia, 82, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Mrs. Pipia died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Lawrence for 10 years.
SOCIETY RESPONDING TO GRIEF OVER PETS
February 15, 1998
More resources than ever before are available for people who are grieving over the loss of a beloved family pet.
C.B. MCGRATH NEVER LOST IN MANHATTAN
February 15, 1998
The streak lives. Long live the streak, says Kansas senior point guard C.B. McGrath, who hit a pivotal layup in the second half of the Jayhawks 73-58 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.
RAEF LAFRENTZ SCORED A GAME-HIGH 24 POINTS, AS KANSAS CLAIMED ITS 15TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY IN MANHATTAN.
February 15, 1998
Cupid didn’t shoot arrows at Kansas State’s men’s basketball players on Valentine’s Day. It was Kansas senior Raef LaFrentz who plunged a dagger through the Wildcats’ hearts, sinking a three-pointer with 2:39 remaining in the Jayhawks’ 73-58 victory over KSU at sold-out Bramlage Coliseum.
WHEN IS TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO WORK DAY?
February 15, 1998
“Take Our Daughters to Work Day” is scheduled for April 23, 1998. For more information, e-mail todtwcom Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Ms. Foundation for Women, 120 Wall St., 33rd Floor New York, N.Y. 10005
INDUCT PRALLE NOW
February 15, 1998
Imagine a home basketball team selling apples in the stands at halftime nowadays — the way Nebraska players did in a game against Kansas in 1938. How long before the tensions of a tight game would encourage some coward to launch a piece of fruit in the direction of the enemy? In this era of excesses, you don’t even allow spectators to have nerf balls, let alone hardcore agricultural products.
JAPANESE GARDENS ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO TAKE IN ALL THE ELEMENTS.
February 15, 1998
The Winter Olympics are fascinating to me. Though I have watched many of the sports, I suppose I am partial to the ice skating and ice dancing, probably because ice skating was popular in my hometown. Growing up in Cleveland with its long cold winters, I had ample opportunity to sample the sport. My dad flooded a portion of our backyard so my sisters and brother and I could skate whenever we wanted. Our grade school had a pond, too, that froze over each winter. A favorite after-school activity consisted of racing home to drop off schoolbooks and quickly returning to the schoolyard, ice skates in tow. We spent hours gliding over the bumpy opaque ice, pretending we could do spins and jumps, imagining ourselves skating far better than we actually were.
LHS girls slaughter KC Harmon
February 15, 1998
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team unleashed a beast of an offense Saturday afternoon. All 10 LHS players scored in the Lions’ 79-38 romp of Kansas City Harmon in the home makeup game.
HOW OLD IS ROY WILLIAMS?
February 15, 1998
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams was born Aug. 1, 1950. He’ll celebrate his 48th birthday this year.
KANSAS STUFFS CYCLONES
February 15, 1998
Once Kansas took the inside out of Iowa State’s inside-outside women’s basketball offense, the Jayhawks had no trouble fending off the Cyclones. KU negated ISU forwards Janel Grimm and Jayme Olson and withstood a three-point barrage to stun No. 23 Iowa State, 65-58, on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
?
February 15, 1998
Send letters to Katie Couric, Today, NBC News, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10112. Why can’t the current Douglas County jail be used for juvenile detention when the jail moves to its new site instead of adding onto the juvenile detention facility?
HELEN WALLER
February 15, 1998
Services for Helen Elizabeth Waller, 63, Sioux City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Sioux City. Burial will be at Sioux Narrows Cemetery, Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada. Mrs. Waller died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Houston.
BERNICE DRURY VAN GOSEN
February 15, 1998
Services for Bernice Drury Van Gosen, 80, rural McLouth, will be at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mrs. Van Gosen died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
VELDA M. TINKUM
February 15, 1998
Services for Velda M. Tinkum, 78, Cimarron, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Cimarron. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Montezuma. Mrs. Tinkum died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at the Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.
NORMAN W. SPARKS
February 15, 1998
Services for Norman W. Sparks, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, Pratt. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Pratt. Mr. Sparks died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at his home in Lawrence.
S NECESSARY TO PUSH ADVERTISING FOR A LOCAL BREWERY?
February 15, 1998
We assume you mean Williams’ endorsement of the Sports Page Brewery. It’s not unusual for coaches to endorse products or businesses. If you don’t think Williams should endorse the Sports Page Brewery, you can call the Kansas University basketball office at 864-3056 and register a complaint. How old is Roy Williams?
S TEAM HONORED AT THE 100-YEARS OF KANSAS BASKETBALL CELEBRATION?
February 15, 1998
A —Next season marks the 30th anniversary of women’s athletics at the University of Kansas and a committee is in place to develop a celebration plan, said Doug Vance, assistant athletics director.
S PRESENCE GROWING IN LAWRENCE
February 15, 1998
Jeff Shmalberg’s downtown development business is growing, with backing from nearby residents, business leaders and city officials.
CALVIN K. MEYER
February 15, 1998
Services for Calvin K. Meyer, 73, Basehor, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mr. Meyer died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at his home.
ONE INJURED IN SATURDAY WRECK
February 15, 1998
An 18-year-old Lawrence woman suffered minor injuries in a two-car wreck Saturday near the intersection of Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway. Samantha Sturdevant was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
T THE CURRENT DOUGLAS COUNTY JAIL BE USED FOR JUVENILE DETENTION WHEN THE JAIL MOVES TO ITS NEW SITE INSTEAD OF ADDING ONTO THE JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY?
February 15, 1998
There are two reasons county officials are not looking at that option, said both County Administrator Craig Weinaug and Juvenile Detention Director Pam Weigand. No. 1 is that operating two centers would be too costly and inefficient. Two entire staffs would be required to operate two facilities, when a few could be added to expand the current juvenile facility. No. 2 is that there are different requirements for adult and juvenile detention. The adult jail would not meet the state standards for juvenile facilities. Weigand said she doesn’t think that even with major renovations the current adult jail would be able to be transformed into a licensable juvenile facility.
HEALTH WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5
February 15, 1998
A Heart Disease, Cancer Risk and Weight Control Workshop will be at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St. Dr. Carol Ryser will present the $10 workshop. To make reservations call 865-0915.
PET TRUST RECOGNIZES HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND
February 15, 1998
The Kansas State University Pet Trust honors the memory of lost family pets through education and research.
DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE
February 15, 1998
To the editor: Applause! Applause!
PORTABLE OPTION
February 15, 1998
To the editor: There’s a major division over what needs to be done with the crowding in schools. I have children at Prairie Park School, and yes, the area has grown. However, based on the district’s own calculations, this growth will continue for some five years in our area. The growth will fluctuate in certain grade levels.
DIVORCES
February 15, 1998
Candice Lynn Wertzberger, Lawrence, and Kenneth L. Wertzberger, Lawrence Stephen H. Hodges, Baldwin, and Christina Townsend, Lenexa
SIMILARITIES.
February 15, 1998
Dear Abby. Dear Ann Landers.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO TRANSFORM DILAPIDATED TENNIS COURTS IN CENTENNIAL PARK INTO AN UP-TO-DATE AREA FOR INLINE SKATING, ROLLER HOCKEY AND SKATEBOARDING.
February 15, 1998
Now they want to know if the general public agrees. Tuesday night, commissioners will accept public comment regarding undefined plans for a skate park in Centennial, southeast of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road. Previous discussions have focused on converting unused tennis courts into a skating area.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 15, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Four Chevrolet rally sport wheels, four Goodyear tires and 20 chrome lug nuts, valued at $1,850, were reported stolen between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday from East 23rd Street Auto Credit, 1231 E. 23rd St.
STATE LAW SOUGHT TO HELP PARENTS OF AUTISTIC YOUTHS
February 15, 1998
Parents of autistic children need more information about programs that work for their children, says a Lawrence-based organization that is pushing for the Kansas Autism Information Act.
IN 1898
February 15, 1998
On Feb.15, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of a street problem in the city noting: “In repairing a leak in a water main on west Warren St. [now Ninth] yesterday the water company found it necessary to do a large amount of excavating. The street in this place is very low, and is always in bad shape, and the work of the water company made it much worse. When the work was stopped for the day the water company stuck a board in the impassable mud hole that the workmen had made, and expected that to serve as a warning to people driving along the street…. One team going west just after dark was driven right into the mud hole, and the horse went in to its hips. It took the hardest kind of work to get the team out, and in doing it one of the horses was so injured that a veterinary surgeon had to be called and the horse may lose its life… Beside the street in front of the collar factory [847 Tenn.] has been left in such shape that Mr. Hermann cannot do business, as teams find it impossible to get up to his establishment.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
DAY
February 15, 1998
Presidents’ Day is a holiday for some of us. But for others, it’s just another Monday to go to work and school. A check around the city showed that those who get the day off include bankers, mail carriers and city employees.
E. NADINE GOODRICH
February 15, 1998
Services for E. Nadine Goodrich, 76, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Goodrich died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Perry.
MENNINGER LETTERS NEW YORK, N.Y. JAN. 22, 1931
February 15, 1998
My dear Doctor Menninger: I have read with much interest the answers to questions about mental hygiene that appear in the Ladies’ Home Journal. My case may not come under that caption but I have been wondering whether it did or not. Hence this letter. I am a woman 54 years old. Was pretty I am told, but now I only weigh a 115 pounds. The weight plus 5 pounds that I had when I was married — I’ve never been really thin as my height is only five feet three. My hair, unfortunately, refuses to gray and is still very black. I am in robust health and active in sports — a good shot and a fair fisher with a fly. Play a fair game of golf and have ridden a horse since I was 8 years old. I married a man when I was 22, two years my senior.
FEES JUSTIFIED
February 15, 1998
To the editor: Thursday’s editorial argued for the removal of the “impact fee” on new construction in Lawrence. Illogically, the article concluded that because the fees only raised $175,000 (”a drop in the bucket”) to help offset nearly $10.6 million in growth-related infrastructure costs, that the impact fees should be declared a failure and eliminated. Not mentioned was that just prior to implementation of the impact fee ordinance there were an inordinate number of building permit applications, hence the 12.5 percent shortfall in anticipated fees. This “dip” is a one-time event that will smooth out as time passes.
OTT, BAILEY STILL AT IT
February 15, 1998
Today marks the seventh year this column has appeared in the pages of the Sunday sports section. Time has forged some changes. In the first column, which appeared on Feb. 16, 1992, the fishing exploits of Floyd Ott of Eudora and Elden Bailey of Lawrence were detailed. Despite the tribulations that time wages on the body and soul, it is a pleasure to report these two anglers and hunters are still at it.
S LARSON SECOND AT LEAGUE
February 15, 1998
Free State senior Brett Larson placed second in the 135-pound weight class at Saturday’s Sunflower League wrestling meet at Olathe South. Shawnee Mission West’s Shawn Swander pinned Larson, now 24-11, in the championship. Larson won his first two matches by pins.
LOCAL PASTOR TO LEAD KANSAS HOUSE PRAYER
February 15, 1998
The Rev. Dick Pierson, pastor of the West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold, will be guest chaplain in the Kansas House of Representatives Monday. As guest chaplain, Pierson will present the opening prayer when the session begins at 11 a.m. Monday in the House chambers.
LMH TO OFFER CHOLESTEROL WORKSHOP
February 15, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a two hour workshop, Lowering Your Cholesterol, from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26. The workshop explains how diet relates to heart disease. A registered dietitian will also teach participants how to modify their diet to help reduce their cholesterol level.