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Firebirds die by the sword, 60-58
January 25, 1998
The last-second shot giveth, and the last-second shot taketh away. Free State High’s boys basketball team was tripped by Olathe North, 60-58 , in the fifth-place game of the Capitol Classic on Saturday at Topeka Seaman.
Lions silence Will Rogers, 101-54
January 25, 1998
Todd Heitshausen scored 29 points and Andrew Watkins dished 17 assists in Lawrence High’s 101-54 romp in the fifth-place game of the Topeka Invitational.
DROP-IN CENTER TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS
January 25, 1998
Lawrence’s Community Drop-In Center Inc. will hold a training session for prospective volunteers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Alcove G on the third floor of the Kansas Union. The not-for-profit organization is temporarily located in the Oread Friends Meeting House, 1146 Ore. Most of those served by the center are citizens of Lawrence who are down on their luck temporarily or find themselves confronting issues beyond their control. Volunteers help visitors with setting up medical appointments and finding jobs. Homeless clients can use the center as an address when applying for a job.
DONALD B. ROUSE
January 25, 1998
Services for Donald B. Rouse, 71, Holton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Holton. Burial will be in the Mayetta Cemetery with military honors by Charlie Company, 270th Armor, Fort Riley. Mr. Rouse died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at a Veterans Administration hospital in Kerrville, Tex.
SOUND OFFRECYCLING
January 25, 1998
Where is the best place to recycle the newspaper? Is there any place to recycle the glossy pages that come with the Sunday paper? The Sunday newspaper and its advertising inserts may be recycled at any of the following drop-off sites, according to the city of Lawrence: Alvin’s IGA, Ninth and Iowa; Community Recycling (Wal-Mart), 3300 Iowa; Hobby Lobby, Sixth and Kasold; Lonnie’s Recycling, 501 Maple; Checkers Foods Store, 2300 La.
WISCOMBE TAKES MARION TRUSTEE SPOT
January 25, 1998
Giving back to her community is something Bonnie Wiscombe hopes to do by becoming Marion Township’s trustee.
STATEMENT FROM RALPH AND LEILA LEARY
January 25, 1998
Statement from Leila Leary on behalf of the Leary family: “Ralph and I and our family wish to thank everyone involved; the Law Enforcement Agencies and Emergency Services for their incredible help, organization and skillful, successful ending. Thanks, too, for all of the prayers from friends and family. I truly felt a spiritual cover over us at all times. We are grateful we were not harmed in any way by David and Kip. Unfortunately, Thursday morning they simply made a wrong decision in their life. We know this is a difficult time for their family and we hope all of us will eventually put this behind us. Thank you.”
RETIRED KU PROF ELECTED TO MEXICAN ACADEMY
January 25, 1998
John Brushwood, professor emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at Kansas University, has been elected to the Mexican Academy of Letters in Mexico City as a corresponding member, KU officials said Friday. Academy members include scholars, creative writers and literary critics elected for life to a limited number of chairs. Corresponding members do not have chairs in the academy but are invited to give an inaugural lecture or presentation at the academy headquarters in Mexico City.
BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS
January 25, 1998
The following incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: * Freedom Inc., 1802 W. 21st St. Terrace.
WOMAN RECALLS WORLD WAR II HOSTAGE DILEMMA
January 25, 1998
More than 50 years ago, five escapees from the Fort Leavenworth disciplinary barracks took Lyle and Louise Weeks captive in their home.
FRANKLIN CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY SETS ANNUAL MEETING
January 25, 1998
Area historical society sets annual meeting
SPRING ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUMS SET
January 25, 1998
KU engineering, sceince seminars set
REPORT
January 25, 1998
Knight-Ridder News Service If you follow corporate earnings, you may have been noticing a change in the way they are reported. And for some companies, the change affects the price-earnings ratio listed in newspaper stock tables.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUE FOR JAN. 26, 1998
January 25, 1998
With the majority of its renovations finished, the United Way has found itself in a tight spot. Beginning in March, the organization is supposed to start paying on a $264,000 loan from the county it got to renovate the old Valley View Care Home, 2518 Ridge Ct.. However, with a few things left to do and part of the building still vacant, the organization says it can’t can’t afford the $2,200 monthly payments.
CRASH INJURES TWO
January 25, 1998
Two Kansas University students were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after the wreck.
FOR THE RECORD: EMERGENCY CALLS
January 25, 1998
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
EUNICE MAY DRAKE BEERS
January 25, 1998
Services for Eunice May Drake Beers, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Beers died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1997, at her home.
PHOTO ALBUMS
January 25, 1998
Your family’s history could be in danger. Actually, it’s your family memorabilia — the photos, clippings and documents that fill scrapbooks or shoeboxes in most households — that is probably being destroyed.
JERSEY RETIREMENT SOUNDOFF
January 25, 1998
What is the criteria for having your jersey retired at KU? In 1992, the Kansas University athletic department established any one of these criteria — NCAA player of the year, outstanding player in the NCAA tournament or a four-time All-American — for having a jersey retired. However, the athletic department made an exception in 1997 when it honored Ray Evans, a football and basketball All-American. Wilt Chamberlain, incidentally, qualified because he was the outstanding player in the 1957 NCAA Tournament.
HUGHES WINNER EXCERPTS
January 25, 1998
Muse I’ve seen a wolf
STATISTICS ON DRINKING
January 25, 1998
Priority items: Here are statistics regarding drunken driving and underage drinking of alcoholic beverages:
NELLIE L. CHRISTOPHERSEN
January 25, 1998
Graveside services for Nellie L. Christophersen, 87, Wichita, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. Mrs. Christophersen died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Village Villa Care Center, Nortonville.
ALTRUSA CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS
January 25, 1998
Altrusa International is offering scholarships designed to assist women in achieving their career goals. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded in April 1998.
QUAIL RUN SENDS HOME EXCESSIVE NOTES FOR DONATIONS
January 25, 1998
Why does Quail Run send home notes for donations nearly every week? Quail Run Principal Linda Herbel said the school tries to limit the number of donations it requests from parents.
S EARL NOT DISTRACTED ON COURT
January 25, 1998
Distractions? What distractions? “There have been no distractions. I’ve been focusing on practices and this game today,” Kansas University forward Lester Earl said after the Jayhawks’ 88-49 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
LHS TO OPEN TOURNEY WITH WEST
January 25, 1998
Two teams headed in opposite directions will meet in the first round of the Topeka Invitational boys basketball tournament today. Lawrence High, which has won three straight, will play Topeka West, riding a three-game skid, at 4:45 p.m. at Topeka Highland Park.
93 STILL SEEMS STUNNING
January 25, 1998
Chuck Woodling column:That stunning ‘93 defeat Fifty-six straight victories in Allen Fieldhouse. Aw heck, that’s nothing. The Jayhawks ALWAYS win at home.
SLAMMING ON THE RISE FOR PHONE CUSTOMERS
January 25, 1998
Consumers fear the continued deregulation of telecommunications will increase their chances of being “slammed” by long-distance providers.
TAX LIENS
January 25, 1998
The following federal tax lien was filed recently in Douglas County. * Douglas and Shelly A. Myers, $3,222.15
TOOLS PROPOSED TO FIGHT BLIGHT
January 25, 1998
New rules, regulations and fines are proposed to help fight blight in the city’s older neighborhoods.
CITY PROBLEMS MOVE CLOSER TO RURAL LIFE
January 25, 1998
Leaving Lawrence: tranquility or threat? The hostage crisis that ended Saturday in Douglas County served as a reminder that isolation is not always peaceful.
RAMEY TO DELIVER DEVILISH CONCERT
January 25, 1998
Opera singer Samuel Ramey never saw an opera until he was in one.
SHOWING PROMISE
January 25, 1998
Poet taps into descriptive details; author invents character’s past The winners of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards share one thing: They’ve been writing since childhood.
January 25, 1998
The Broadway musical about baseball and pacts with the devil is coming to Topeka.
GARDENING ON THE WEB
January 25, 1998
The World Wide Web breathes life back into the dead of winter.
LANDSCAPE WITH WINTER IN MIND
January 25, 1998
Put some color in your winter world. Plants can add hues and textures to a gray landscape.
JAYHAWKS CLAIM 56TH STRAIGHT HOMECOURT WIN
January 25, 1998
As a rookie coach at Kansas University, Roy Williams identified one record that would never be broken: KU’s 55-game homecourt win streak.
HOSTAGE SITUATION ENDS PEACEFULLY
January 25, 1998
Kipling Johnson is being held in the Douglas County Jail after surrendering Saturday morning and releasing Ralph Leary unharmed.
NEW DIRECTOR SEEKING TO UNIFY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
January 25, 1998
Jim Denney, director of the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center, is working hands-on to improve the facility.
MORE INFORMATION
January 25, 1998
For more information on Creative Memories, call Alesa Johnson at (785) 832-1884, or attend her open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2609 Rawhide Lane in Lawrence.
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR JAN. 28, 1998, MEETING
January 25, 1998
Planning commissioners will consider a request from the city to endorse what is believed to be the largest proposed annexation in Lawrence history. The city wants to annex 1,129 acres of federal property, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the city for recreational uses. The area is adjacent to Clinton Lake, directly east of the dam.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, A POLITICAL PINGPONG BALL
January 25, 1998
The Kansas federal delegation is utterly Republican and likely to stay that way until the congressional district map changes.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR JAN. 27, 1998 MEETING
January 25, 1998
Commissioners will consider picking Bucher, Willis and Ratliff, of Kansas City, Mo., to handle engineering and design for the planned reconstruction of Sixth Street, from Wakarusa Drive to the South Lawrence Trafficway. The company would team up with EBH Consultants for the job. The design and engineering work is expected to cost about $400,000, which the city and Douglas County commissioners have agreed to split 50-50.
SECURITY INCREASES AT KANSAS STATEHOUSE
January 25, 1998
Security is on the rise at the state Capitol in Topeka.
SHIFTING BOUNDARIES
January 25, 1998
Distant busing may be acceptable as a short-term solution to school overcrowding, but it shouldn’t be viewed as a long-term strategy for the Lawrence district. The Lawrence school district’s boundary committee is closing in on a recommendation, but it hasn’t been easy.
LIONS CLUBS PLAN TO JOIN CHARITY EVENT
January 25, 1998
The Lawrence Lions Noon Club and Lawrence River City Lions Club will participate in the second annual Circle the City for Charity Ride and Show. The event will begin on June 28 at Town Center Plaza, 117th and Roe, Leawood.
SUNDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS, JAN. 25
January 25, 1998
Vicki Randel, president of First Bank and Trust of Lawrence, on Thursday will present a seminar on getting financing for a new business. “Obtaining a Bank Loan for Your New Business: Myths, Math and Methods” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt.
TEXAS TECH COACH WAVES WHITE FLAG
January 25, 1998
Texas Tech folded early to Kansas on Saturday, but coach James Dickey issued an official surrender following the Jayhawks’ 88-49 trampling of the Red Raiders.
MORE ON MAURICE KING
January 25, 1998
LaVannes Squires of Wichita East was the first black player on Kansas varsity basketball rosters (1952-53-54) and by 1961, seven of top 10 men on the Jayhawk squad were African-Americans. After the low-key LaVannes, KU had its first high-impact black star — 6-2 all-league guard Maurice King of Kansas City, Mo.
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SDOFF
January 25, 1998
Where can I write to the producers of the new TV show “The Magnificent Seven”? You can write to them in care of CBS, 51 W. 52nd St., New York, N.Y. 10019.
BOX: TOOLS PROPOSED TO FIGHT BLIGHT
January 25, 1998
BLIGHT-FIGHTING TOOLS Among the proposed “tools” for fighting blight in Lawrence, particularly its older residential areas:
HUNTING WINDING DOWN
January 25, 1998
These are the final days of the hunting season. After next Saturday, beagle aficionados and other rabbit hunters will be about the only folks afield. From the first days of the dove and teal seasons in September until today, many hunters emitted groans of gloom. Only a few uttered tales of rapture.
SAMUEL RAMEY BOX
January 25, 1998
Villainous voice What: “A Date with the Devil,” a concert featuring bass-baritone Samuel Ramey and the Kansas City Symphony.
LANGSTON HUGHES BOX
January 25, 1998
Promising writers What: A public ceremony to honor Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards winners Michele Lubbers and Kathleen Johnson.
BUYER BEWARE: COMPUTER REBATES NOT THAT SIMPLE
January 25, 1998
Computer companiesare just the latest manufacturers to learn the tricks of offering consumers rebates on products.
SENSE FOR SENIORS
January 25, 1998
Kansas Senior Press Service I have some questions about what I should do. I am 97 years old and have no family of my own. I have a niece on my oldest deceased sister’s side and a nephew on my youngest deceased sister’s side. They do some of my business for me. Should I get something in writing about what I want to happen when I die? I don’t have anything — only belongings in the apartment I live in. What can I do to be ready and have as much taken care of as possible to make things easier for the ones left?
S DEATH STIRS BOYHOOD MEMORIES
January 25, 1998
Calder Pickett for Jan. 25 When I saw the name “Samuel Packer” in the deaths column of my college alumni magazine I had a jolt, but “Samuel” had always been “Lyle” to me. I knew his dad, who was my boyhood dentist, was known as Sam, and I finally confirmed the death for myself. Another old buddy was gone.
GRAPHIC SCENES
January 25, 1998
To the editor: Last Sunday, as I sat watching “60 Minutes” I could hardly believe my eyes at what I was seeing. Sitting there, as I tried to eat my supper, I was given graphic description along with videotaped scenes of massacred Algerian men, women, children and babies. Every last horrific detail was provided on how these human beings were slain. You could see the slashed throats and where the blood of these victims ran down the walls and to the floor drain. A pregnant woman who had had her baby cut out of her abdomen was shown uncovered with eyes open.
APPAREL PRICES LIKELY TO GO DOWN THANKS TO ASIAN ECONOMIC WOES
January 25, 1998
Nearly half of U.S. apparel imports come from Asia, where prices are falling. New York (ap) — This won’t be the year that you’ll pay higher prices for clothes.
LAFRENTZ TERRORIZES TECH
January 25, 1998
KU’s Raef LaFrentz rattled the Red Raiders for 31 points and 15 rebounds in his return to the Kansas lineup after a nine-game absence.