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Topeka topples LHS girls, 51-36
February 17, 1998
Coming off a season-high 79-point outing, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team faltered offensively Monday night, losing 51-36 to Topeka in the Trojans’ gym. “We couldn’t get the ball in the hoop,” said LHS coach David Platt.
RUTH MATEEL (PEAKWOODWARD
February 17, 1998
Memorial services for Ruth Mateel (Peak) Woodward, 63, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth Church of Christ. Mrs. Woodward died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Colonial Manor Nursing and Care Center, Lansing.
LIQUOR WAREHOUSE TO EXPAND
February 17, 1998
Standard Beverage Corp., the state’s largest liquor distributor, plans to double its storage space in time for the holiday drinking season.
UNHEALTHY SPLIT
February 17, 1998
Strong leadership is needed to avoid harmful divisions in the community over elementary school boundaries. Every effort must be made — and the sooner the better — to try to resolve the elementary school boundary situation before it causes a detrimental us-against-them split between the east and west sides of Lawrence.
RE HERE
February 17, 1998
Small creatures crossing 31st Street are a sign that spring has arrived, a retired Kansas University Natural History Museum curator says.
OREAD EXPANDS THROUGH PURCHASE
February 17, 1998
Georgia-based Proceutics will join the Oread Inc. family, the company announced Monday.
ADJUSTABLE-RATE MORTGAGES ALLOW FLEXIBILITY FOR BUYERS
February 17, 1998
Mortgage lenders experience call to ARMs In today’s mobile society, they make sense for more and more people.
PROTEST
February 17, 1998
To the editor: As residential property owners, we are adamantly opposed to the proposed location of a recreation center on the site of the Corpus Christi Church. Our home (located at 1113 Jana Ct.) is located directly behind the church. The distance between our property line and the rear wall of the church is approximately 50 feet. To suggest that this is a suitable location for a recreation center is absurd. Several of our neighbors would be similarly impacted.
S ICU REMODELING UP TO TRUSTEES
February 17, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees will discuss Wednesday morning whether to renovate the hospital’s 21-year-old intensive care unit. Trustees will begin their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the hospital auditorium, 325 Maine.
WHO WERE THE JUDGES FOR THE LANGSTON HUGHES WRITING CONTEST THAT RECENTLY WAS HELD? DID CONTESTANTS PUT THEIR NAMES ON THEIR MANUSCRIPTS WHEN THEY WERE SUBMITTED?
February 17, 1998
The judges for this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards contest were professional writers Carolyn Doty, Denise Low, Jim McCrary and Tom Klocke, according to Ann Evans, director of the Lawrence Arts Center and one of the organizers of the writing competition. The judges read the manuscripts “blind,” meaning that they did not know who the authors were, and then used a numerical rating form to rank the submissions.
SEMINAR TO ADDRESS RENTAL PROPERTIES
February 17, 1998
People interested in owning and managing rental properties can attend an informational seminar conducted by local housing officials. The day-long seminar will be given twice, Feb. 25 and 26, at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO DEDICATE HOUSE
February 17, 1998
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. After the ceremony for the Tom Kellogg/ Nancy Hubble family, celebrants can view the house at 909 LaSalle. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
BAKER TO OFFER DIVERSITY THEATER
February 17, 1998
Various Baker University students and faculty will perform Diversity Theater, an experimental theater piece, at 7:30 p.m. today in McKibben Recital Hall on the Baker campus. The work explores what it means to be diverse. The piece also will be performed by the Baker cast on Feb. 27 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
SAMUAL EDWARD AND ISAC DEWAYNE DOUGLAS
February 17, 1998
Memorial services for Samual Edward and Isac Dewayne Douglas, infant twin sons of Danny D. and Katherine A. Meyer Douglas, Lansing, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Assembly of God Church, Leavenworth. Private graveside services will be held at the Bonner Springs Cemetery. Samual and Isac died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
COUNTY SEEKS GRANT TO HELP EDUCATE JUVENILE OFFENDERS
February 17, 1998
A new program will create a more structured school setting for juvenile offenders to get them back into the classroom.
COLORADO CAME AWAY FROM ITS 81-72 LOSS TO KANSAS BEMOANING MISSED OPPORTUNITIES.
February 17, 1998
Colorado wasn’t buffaloed by fourth-ranked Kansas. Though the Buffs suffered a humiliating 49-point loss to KU back on Jan. 7 at Allen Fieldhouse, they threw a scare into the Jayhawks on Monday.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE WEDNESDAY WHETHER AN AREA YOUTH ORGANIZATION WILL GET A YOUTH HOME IN LAWRENCE.
February 17, 1998
Heart of American Teen Challenge, part of Teen Challenge of Greater Kansas City, needs a conditional use permit from the county to operate the home at 1332 E. 1600 Rd. The home is currently on agriculturally zoned land, which makes a conditional use permit necessary. Teen Challenge is a Christian program that helps rehabilitate teens through work, study and therapy.
COMMISSION NOTES
February 17, 1998
* Consider approval of a community unit plan for Oak Ridge Estates submitted by The Peridian Group for Charter Equities, property owner of record. The site contains 92.67 acres and is located between North 1750 Road and the Kansas Turnpike on the west side of East 1000 Road (Queen’s Road). * Consider approval of a final plat of Oak Ridge Estates, a 15-lot residential plat.
CONNELL YOUTH RANCH, WHICH HAS OPERATED ON A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT SINCE OCT. 15, 1975.
February 17, 1998
The home for the proposed center and 18.5 acres of land were left to Teen Challenge by Elsie O’Connell, who sought out the organization to operate beside the ranch, which she and her husband once farmed. The home has been vacant since the late 1980s. The home is located south of Lawrence, about two-thirds of a mile south of Farmland Industries off Kansas Highway 10.
ORVAL LEE BURCHETT
February 17, 1998
Services for Orval Lee Burchett, 85, Stockton, Mo., were held Sunday at Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton. Burial was in Alder Cemetery, near Stockton. Mr. Burchett died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at his home.
SMALL MERCURY SPILL DRAWS FIREFIGHTERS
February 17, 1998
A broken thermometer in a medical office had firefighters hopping to a hazardous spill call on Monday.
KCI AIRPORT MAKING CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE PASSENGERS
February 17, 1998
A passenger survey shows Kansas City International Airport is “user friendly,” says a KCI official.
REPORTS
February 17, 1998
* Douglas County Sheriff’s officers arrested Jason Lawrence Bolton, 24, Lawrence, on a 1997 warrant for aggravated assault. Bolton was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 9:41 a.m. Monday and released at 9:49 a.m. after posting $2,000 bond. A first appearance in Douglas County District Court was set for 3 p.m. Feb. 26. Condition reports
IN 1898
February 17, 1998
On Feb. 17, 1898, B. W. Woodward offered an account of a threatened attack on Lawrence on Sept. 14, 1856, by an invading army of Missourians numbering between 2,500 and 2,800. Eventually, Kansas Territorial Gov. Geary accompanied by U.S. troops was able to prevent this army from attacking and send them back eastward. Woodward noted in the Lawrence Journal: “The fort on Mt. Oread had been located and built under the direction of Lane, [Free State military leader] at the point of the bluff coming north where it drops down to the rather lower left of ridge on which Gov. Robinson’s house had stood, … It occupied a very sightly and commanding position.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
KANSAS UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR ROBERT HEMENWAY HAD A SIDELINE VIEW OF EVENTS THAT LED TO A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RACIAL EVENTS IN WYOMING IN 1970. THE DOCUMENTARY AIRED MONDAY NIGHT ON KTWU PUBLIC TELEVISIO
February 17, 1998
The documentary, “The Black 14,” told the story of 14 black football players at the University of Wyoming who protested a game against Brigham Young University because of what they called the racist stance of the Mormon church. Hemenway was on the faculty of the University of Wyoming. He said he supported the students.
ERIC CHENOWITH SCORED NINE OF HIS 15 POINTS WITH RAEF LAFRENTZ ON THE BENCH IN FOUL TROUBLE.
February 17, 1998
Earlier this men’s basketball season, Eric Chenowith might have blanched at the thought of stepping in for an All-American. Now he doesn’t give it much thought.
CORRECTION
February 17, 1998
Because of a production error, a graphic accompanying a story about gay travelers in Monday’s business page was missing information. The graphic is reproduced correctly here.
WIDE OPEN SPACES
February 17, 1998
Why not locate a skate park near existing recreational areas in southwest Lawrence rather than in Centennial Park? Lawrence city commissioners displayed good judgment recently when they decided to locate a proposed indoor swimming pool adjacent to Free State High School on West Sixth Street.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS QUIZ SENATOR
February 17, 1998
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts says the Lewinsky matter distracts President Clinton from important national issues, including the feud with Iraq.
BESSIE L. PATTERSON
February 17, 1998
Services for Bessie L. Patterson, 86, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Patterson died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOW MANY ROAD DEPUTIES DOES THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF HAVE? OUT OF THAT NUMBER, HOW MANY ARE FEMALE?
February 17, 1998
The sheriff’s department has 21 deputies, one of which is female, Sheriff Loren Anderson said.
ASIAN STOCKS STUMBLE AMID WORRIES
February 17, 1998
Stocks stumbled across much of Asia amid worries that a dispute between Indonesia and the International Monetary Fund would derail a $43 billion rescue package to that battered economy. But stocks were barely changed in Japan and rose in Europe, sending a mixed signal for Wall Street’s return today. The IMF is warning Indonesia that its plan to peg the value of its rupiah to the dollar with a currency board system would cripple its chances of economic recovery and jeopardize the IMF-led bailout package. Nashville Banner
BIRTHS
February 17, 1998
Travis and Susan Stewart, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Tamara Laughlin and Chris Carr, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
WHERE CAN I WRITE TO TALK SHOW HOST JERRY SPRINGER?
February 17, 1998
You can write to Springer, whose talk show “The Jerry Springer Show” has soared in national TV ratings, in care of P.O. Box 4118, Chicago, Ill. 60654.
S PLAN TO INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE BY $1 PER HOUR OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS TO $6.15?
February 17, 1998
Jennifer Toland, part-time sales,
BALDWIN GIRLS BALANCE PAYS
February 17, 1998
Expectations of the demise of Baldwin High’s girls basketball program were greatly exaggerated. Certainly no one expected the Bulldogs to be 12-4 at this stage after losing the guts of the memorable BHS team that played in the Class 4A state championship game each of the last two years.
SUFFER
February 17, 1998
To the editor: The tragic lie of the Clinton policy toward Iraq is that somehow WE are going to punish Saddam by bombing some “targets.”
FINANCIAL WOES PROMPT SAFERIDE TO SEEK SPONSORS
February 17, 1998
The student driving service has faced financial concerns since last year’s contract renegotiation with the Lawrence Bus Company.
TONGANOXIE DEBATER TAKES THIRD PLACE
February 17, 1998
Steve Harrell, Tonganoxie, placed third in the Class 4A division at the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. Debate Championship Tournament held last month at Lawrence High School. Harrell accumulated a 10-4 record and ended the competition with 178 speaker points.
THE EXPO WILL ALSO FEATURE A HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION.
February 17, 1998
Alan Mulally, president of Boeing Information, Space & Defense Systems, will be the keynote speaker at the Kansas University Engineering Expo, KU officials announced Monday. The lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Kansas Union Ballroom and will open the annual engineering fair, sponsored by KU engineering students. The event is held in conjunction with National Engineering Week.
ARE WALK-ONS AT KU EVER RECRUITED?
February 17, 1998
In some cases, yes. Kansas senior basketball guard C.B. McGrath, for instance, was encouraged to come to KU as a walk-on with the possibility of earning a scholarship. McGrath did, and he eventually received grant-in-aid. However, Terry Nooner and Chris Martin, the two walk-ons currently on the KU team, were added to the roster following preseason tryouts. How many road deputies does the Douglas County Sheriff have? Out of that number, how many are female?
RICHARD GWIN/JOURNAL-WORLD FILE
February 17, 1998
Just two years after its last expansion, Standard Beverage Corp. of Wichita is planning another expansion of its Lawrence warehouse. Here, Kim Staebell and Mickey Munoz set up an order at the warehouse, 2300 Lakeview Rd. The addition is expected to double the warehouse’s bulk storage space.
BAKER TO OFFER DIVERSITY THEATER
February 17, 1998
Various Baker University students and faculty will perform Diversity Theater, an experimental theater piece, at 7:30 p.m. today in McKibben Recital Hall on the Baker campus. The work explores what it means to be diverse. The piece also will be performed by the Baker cast on Feb. 27 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
HORIZON 2020 MOVING TOWARD COUNTY PASSAGE
February 17, 1998
County commissioners indicated approval for a modified document during a Monday planning meeting.