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Chamberlain’s jersey goes up
January 18, 1998
A long weekend of productive catharsis, healing and closure culminated Saturday with the unfurling of Wilt Chamberlain’s No. 13 basketball jersey on the south wall of Allen Fieldhouse.
KU struggles past KSU on Big Dipper’s day
January 18, 1998
Maybe Kansas University officials should think twice before unfurling any more 13s in their storied basketball home.
KU players, Roy speak out on Wilt
January 18, 1998
“Wilt was one of the greatest players who ever played the game. To have him at one of our games is a big thrill. I wish I could have been there at halftime to see the ceremony. … It’s really a great honor to be right there with this guy. I didn’t have a chance to see him play, but some of the things he’s done are just phenomenal.” — Paul Pierce
SOUNDOFF ON LHS-FSHS OFFICIALS
January 18, 1998
Who makes the decision as to what officiating crew works which high school basketball game? Who decided that officials from the Lawrence area would officiate the LHS-FSHS game? Free State athletics director Steve Grant said that the Sunflower and Eastern Kansas leagues pay Mike Etnire to assign all officials for all varsity sports. Therefore, Etnire was the one who decided that Lawrence-area officials would officiate the Lawrence High-FSHS game. Incidentally, Lawrence officials also worked the LHS-FSHS football game last fall.
FRED W. RUNDLE OBITUARY
January 18, 1998
Fred W. Rundle St. Paul — Services for Fred W. Rundle, 37, Thayer, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City.
BOARD OF REALTORS HONORS MEMBERS
January 18, 1998
Leslie Foust’s family was on hand as she was named Salesperson of the Year by the Lawrence Board of Realtors on Saturday night.
SAFETY FOR UNBORN
January 18, 1998
To the editor: I applaud the Journal-World’s recent series on child safety, which helped educate the public about possible dangers to children in the context of their work. I could not help noticing, however, the irony of juxtaposition when this series was joined by an article on the booming abortion business in Kansas.
DOROTHY HAZEL TARR
January 18, 1998
Services for Dorothy Hazel Tarr, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be at Hardy Oak Cemetery, south of McLouth. Mrs. Tarr died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence and McLouth area.
SECRETARY OF STATE WILL BE ON CAMPUS
January 18, 1998
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will attend the first Kansas University Student Senate meeting of the spring semester to present to Student Legislative Awareness Board a certificate of appreciation for its recent efforts to register student voters. The Student Senate meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union.
NRA TO MEET
January 18, 1998
in Ottawa The National Rifle Assn. will hold an informational and organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Ottawa. The purpose of the meeting, which will be held at Sirloin Stockade, is to recognize area needs and how the program can benefit existing local programs. A committee of local volunteers will be formed to organize a fund-raising banquet and auction.
WILL RADIO STATION KPRS AIR MLK SPEECHES?
January 18, 1998
Several years ago, radio station KPRS in Kansas City used to air the taped speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., and I was wondering if they were ever going to do that again? KPRS-FM 103.3 will air Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, according to a representative of the radio station.
ROTARY CLUBS TO HOLD JOINT MEETING ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
January 18, 1998
Rotary clubs to have joint meeting on MLK day
MARLENE J. MATTOX
January 18, 1998
Graveside services for Marlene J. Mattox, 64, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale. Mrs. Mattox died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
S MASON SETS PENTATHLON RECORD
January 18, 1998
Kansas University senior Candace Mason of Nevada, Mo., set a school record with 3,947 points Saturday in the women’s indoor pentathlon at the Wildcat Pentathlon/Heptathlon meet at Ahearn Fieldhouse. Mason placed second to Jill Montgomery’s 4,235 points. Mason finished the 60 hurdles in 9.08 seconds and 800-meter run in 2:20.91. Her marks in the field events were 5-6 in the high jump, 36-7 1/2 in the shot put and 19-2 3/4 in the long jump.
VIRGIL LEE HOLDING
January 18, 1998
Holding Services Valley Falls — Services for Virgil Lee Holding, 66, Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery.
GARLAND E. GREEN
January 18, 1998
Green services Perry — Services for Garland E. Green, 85, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.
CLEANING UP
January 18, 1998
One group’s bad experience with cleaning Allen Fieldhouse doesn’t mean the program should be canceled. Despite the disappointment of one local group of elementary school students, the opportunity to raise funds by cleaning Allen Fieldhouse after a basketball game apparently has been successful for many others.
FOR THE RECORDDIVORCES
January 18, 1998
District court Divorces
LIBERTY MEMORIAL ALUMNI PLAN 65TH REUNION
January 18, 1998
please use lawrence HS lion logo /must go inside b section sunday Liberty Memorial alumni
KANSAS CAPITOL TOOK 37 YEARS TO BUILD
January 18, 1998
The state Capitol in Topeka was built in sections between 1866 and 1903.
WHO SAYS?
January 18, 1998
Legislation aimed at “issue” advertising would close an important loophole in the state’s campaign finance laws. Requiring the disclosure of funding for campaign “issue” advertisements would be a boon to Kansas voters.
KAPPLEMAN TO SPEAK ON HISTORIC STAMPS
January 18, 1998
Glenn Kappleman will present a “Know Your Antiques” session at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at Watkins Community Museum of History. Kappleman will focus on dead post offices in Douglas County and display Early Territorial Covers, Pony Express and Stage Coach Line stamps along with those depicting the state bird, flower, centennial issue and famous Kansans.
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
January 18, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DOLLY MCCAULEY
January 18, 1998
No services for Dolly Auld McCauley, 90, Lawrence, are planned. Mrs. McCauley died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
FRANCIS OLAF ECKMAN
January 18, 1998
Memorial services for Francis Olaf Eckman, 92, Baldwin, will be announced at a later date. Mr. Eckman died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at the Baldwin Care Center.
CITY RECOMMENDS POOL ARCHITECT
January 18, 1998
Michael Treanor Architects already drew up plans for a community recreation center, which was never built. Now the city wants the company to try again with plans for an indoor aquatic center.
DAY
January 18, 1998
Maybe Kansas University officials should think twice before unfurling any more 13s in their storied basketball home. On the long-awaited day KU great Wilt Chamberlain’s No. 13 jersey was hoisted to the rafters, the third-ranked Jayhawks struggled to a 69-62 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
GARLAND E. GREEN
January 18, 1998
Services for Garland E. Green, 85, of Perry are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Green died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the United Methodist Home in Topeka.
CALLIE BETHELL
January 18, 1998
Services for Callie Bethell, 98, Pomona, are pending and will be announced by Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Ms. Bethell died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Village Manor Nursing Home, Ottawa.
VIRGIL LEE HOLDING SROBITUARY
January 18, 1998
Virgil Lee Holding Sr. Valley Falls — Services for Virgil Lee Holding Sr., 66, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
CITY RECOMMENDS POOL ARCHITECT
January 18, 1998
SECOND HEAT FOR COST ESTIMATES Michael Treanor Architects already estimated the costs for an indoor aquatic center — back in October 1995, as part of the firm’s plans for a $13.3 million community recreation center in Centennial Park.
FOR THE RECORD:HOSPITAL REPORT
January 18, 1998
Dismissals Diane Kamola and infant daughter, Lawrence, Saturday.
ARCHITECT NAMED TO BEGIN STATEHOUSE RESTORATION
January 18, 1998
Restoration efforts are under way on the Kansas Statehouse’s public areas.
PAINTER EIGHTH AT WORLDS
January 18, 1998
Perth, Australia — Kansas University sophomore Tyler Painter placed eighth in the 1,500 freestyle Sunday at the World Swimming championships. Painter, a native of Greeley, Colo., was clocked in 15:23.4. Australia’s Grant Hackett won in 14:51.7. Painter was the first U.S. finisher in the event.
SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT ON RISE IN COUNTY
January 18, 1998
Acres of farmland are slowly giving way to rural residential development.
KANSAS TIES HOMECOURT WIN STREAK RECORD
January 18, 1998
Here’s a record worthy of air time on one of Kansas campus disk jockey Wilt Chamberlain’s old radio shows: Fifty-five straight homecourt wins … and counting.
BEER ON TAP FOR GOLF COURSE
January 18, 1998
A majority of Lawrence city commissioners favors teeing up cereal malt beverages at the city’s new Eagle Bend Golf Course.
BOY RESCUED AFTER BEING STUCK IN PIPE
January 18, 1998
Green Kool-Aid and a mother’s reassurance help a 3-year-old boy whose leg was stuck in a pipe Saturday.
GRAVES TARGETING ABORTIONS NOT CONDUCTED IN KANSAS
January 18, 1998
The governor’s call for a ban on so-called partial-birth abortions was dismissed as “political posturing” by an anti-abortion activist.
EVIDENCE KEY TO TRIALS
January 18, 1998
It’s “spring cleaning” time in the Lawrence Police Department’s evidence room.
LHS AND FSHS DEBATE TEAMS POST RESULTS
January 18, 1998
LHS, FSHS debaters compete in tournaments
RAYMANT LEADS KU WOMEN PAST MIZZOU
January 18, 1998
Suzi Raymant and Lynn Pride combined to score 50 points, and Kansas’ women’s basketball team stopped a two-game losing streak in Columbia with a 74-62 victory over Missouri on Saturday at Hearnes Center. Raymant scored a career-high 30 points, and Pride added 20 as the Jayhawks (11-3 overall, 3-2 Big 12) claimed their first league road victory this season.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR JAN. 20, 1998 MEETING
January 18, 1998
Commissioners will consider adding the Ludington-Thacher Residence, 1613 Tenn., to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places. The house, currently owned and being renovated by Terry Riordan, already is a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
PERRY STUDENT SELECTED AS ACADEMY NOMINEE
January 18, 1998
A Perry youth is among the 25 high school students from the 2nd Congressional District selected by Rep. Jim Ryun as nominees to compete for appointments to the nation’s service academies. Tracy Davis, of Perry, was selected as an Air Force Academy nominee.
Maurice King remembers
January 18, 1998
Nobody appreciates a super basketball player more than another great athlete whose ego isn’t so frail as to prevent him from admiring such a colleague.
DIES SHINES FOR K-STATE
January 18, 1998
Send the ballot now. Kansas State’s Manny Dies has to be a lock for the most improved men’s basketball player in the Big 12 Conference. “He’s getting better. He’s playing with more confidence,” K-State coach Tom Asbury said after Dies’ 26-point, 11-rebound performance in Saturday’s 69-62 loss to Kansas.
CATHOLIC CAMPUS SEEKS BLESSING
January 18, 1998
Plans for a new Corpus Christi Catholic Church — to include two schools, a social hall, preschool, nursing home and outdoor track — are up for approval Tuesday night at city hall.
ETHEL E. BRIGGS
January 18, 1998
Services for Ethel B. Briggs, 88, of Centropolis, are pending and will be announced by Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Ms. Briggs died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at her home.
S JERSEY GOES UP
January 18, 1998
A long weekend of productive catharsis, healing and closure culminated Saturday with the unfurling of Wilt Chamberlain’s No. 13 basketball jersey on the south wall of Allen Fieldhouse. If Kansas coach Roy Williams is the reigning God-in-residence at the fieldhouse, the towering Big Dipper was at least The Pope on this glittering occasion.
LETHA LEORA COFFMAN
January 18, 1998
Services for Letha Leora Coffman, 77, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Coffman died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission.
PECULIARITIES OF WINTER
January 18, 1998
After several days and nights of horrendous winds, the morning of Jan. 3 dawned still. Thermometers about town registered 61 degrees, and paved portions of the earth perspired. It has been a peculiar winter. The Kansas River, for instance, has had the swift, muddy hue of early June rather than the cold, clear and listless look of January.
LOWDOWN ON LAFRENTZ: IT TURNS OUT INJURED KANSAS FORWARD RAEF LAFRENTZ WAS AVAILABLE FOR DUTY ON SATURDAY AFTER ALL.
January 18, 1998
Just three weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand, LaFrentz has been cleared to play basketball … in games. KU coach Roy Williams knew as much on Friday, but kept that information from reporters, saying LaFrentz would probably play next Saturday against Texas Tech.
CONVICTED MURDERER ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE
January 18, 1998
Carl Kemp had a history of abuse towards his wife before he was convicted of killing her in 1987.
Fans still love Wilt Chamberlain
January 18, 1998
Loyal fans still love basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, who returned Saturday to Kansas University to see his jersey retired.
Wilt true wonder
January 18, 1998
Western Pennsylvania is a lot like Western Kansas in that you’re usually driving through it to reach somewhere else. Not much to see or do, you know.
SPEAKER PROMOTES CHURCHPRAYER
January 18, 1998
People need to return to God to rebuild healthy communities, the speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Banquet said Saturday night.
ETHEL BRIGGS
January 18, 1998
Briggs Services Baldwin — Services for Ethel Briggs, 88, of the Centropolis community near Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, north of Centropolis.
S TAX CUTS
January 18, 1998
Area legislators say they hope to get more money for education than is in the governor’s budget.