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CHARLES C. WONNELL
January 28, 1998
Services for Charles C. Wonnell, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Wonnell died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TONGANOXIE FETES DEBATE CHAMPIONS
January 28, 1998
After two days of successful argument, the Tonganoxie High School debate squad ate a big ice cream sundae with lots of cherries on top. The treat was to celebrate several victories scored at last weekend’s state debate tournament held at Lawrence High School.
SOUND OFF: BASKETBALL ADDRESS
January 28, 1998
Where can we write to Jacque Vaughn and Greg Ostertag? The two former Kansas University basketball players both now play for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Assn. The address of the Jazz is 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.
DAY
January 28, 1998
Lawrence schools celebrate National School Nurses’ Day.
SPEEDWAY TO HAVE MAJOR FINANCIAL IMPACT TO AREA
January 28, 1998
The new auto speedway being proposed in Wyandotte County would bring tourist dollars to Lawrence, says a speedway official.
PENNEY TO CLOSE 75 STORES
January 28, 1998
Penney to close 75 stores, lay off 4,900 workers
PACKERWARE TO EXPAND LAWRENCE WORK FORCE
January 28, 1998
PackerWare Corp., a Lawrence fixture for three decades, is planning an expansion that would add about 20 jobs to its work force. The plastics manufacturer has filed an application with the city of Lawrence for tax breaks on new equipment. The expansion would cost nearly $3 million.
HOME CARE CUTS
January 28, 1998
Moves to cut home health care costs may backfire for Medicare. New rules apparently aimed at reducing Medicare costs may turn out to be penny wise but pound foolish.
WICHITA COUPLE DONATES $2 MILLION TO KU
January 28, 1998
The gift will be earmarked for scholarships for students who are residents of Kansas.
MARRIAGE LICENSES
January 28, 1998
Disstrict Court Procedings Marriage licenses issued
ARTS PANEL SEEKING ENTRIES
January 28, 1998
The Lawrence Arts Commission has extended a call for entries for public art at two Lawrence sites. The arts commission is seeking artwork that will reflect the spirit of the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 715 Ky. Entries will be evaluated according to artistic quality, degree of integration with the building and site, durability of design and materials, liability and safety issues, minimal maintenance requirements and maximum resistance to vandalism.
OPAL N. SHELDON
January 28, 1998
Services for Opal N. Sheldon, 81, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sheldon died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at her home.
S BACKGROUND? WHERE WAS HE BORN AND EDUCATED? DOES HE HAVEFAMILY?
January 28, 1998
He was born May 11, 1933, in New York as Louis Eugene Walcott. His mother was from the Bahamas, and his father, who died when he was 3, was from Jamaica. He was brought up in St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Boston and graduated with honors from Boston English High School, where he was a member of the school orchestra and the 1950 state championship track team. In the late 1940s, he was one of the first blacks to appear on “The Original Amateur Hour,” playing the violin. He attended Winston-Salem (N.C.) State Teachers’ College, dropping out when his wife, Betsy, was expecting the first of their nine children.
SOUTHWEST 8TH WINS
January 28, 1998
Southwest clipped West 51-35 in eighth grade boys basketball on Tuesday at West. Levi Garber scored 16 points and Stephen Vinson 15 for Southwest. Walker Douglas scored 16 for West. Southwest won the B game, 38-15. West, Southwest split
EDITH M. LOBB
January 28, 1998
Services for Edith M. Lobb, 93, McLouth, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Stanwood Friends Church, McLouth. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery, McLouth. Mrs. Lobb died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
KANSAS COMES BACK TO DEFEAT AGGIES
January 28, 1998
Lynn Pride scored a game-high 16 points to help Kansas erase a 10-point deficit and topple Texas A&M, 63-58.
CITY SEEKS INPUT ABOUT BLIGHT
January 28, 1998
City commissioners want written advice from neighborhood leaders before stepping up the battle against blight.
WHITETREE GETS A BEAD ON ART
January 28, 1998
Cordell Whitetreefinds solace working with beads.
S 70-66 BOYS BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER SPRING HILL ON TUESDAY NIGHT.
January 28, 1998
Jeffers, a guard, hit eight of eight free throws in the fourth quarter. He finished with 18 points. Brooks, a post player, had 22 tallies. Also, Andy Meinen scored 10 points and Kurt Everett eight for the Bulldogs, 5-9. “A key was handling their pressure,” BHS coach Bobby Taul said. “They go fullcourt pressure all over the floor. Our tempo was the first and third quarter; theirs was the second and fourth.
POLICE INVESTIGATE ANOTHER ROBBERY TUESDAY NIGHT
January 28, 1998
Lawrence’s latest spate of robberies continued Tuesday night.
WELLSVILLE SCHOOLS ADOPT PARKING LOT REGULATIONS
January 28, 1998
Wellsville schools adopt lot rules
JUCO PUNTER COMMITS TO KANSAS
January 28, 1998
Joey Pelfanio, a 6-foot-2, 207-pound punter from Sacramento (Calif.) City College, has given Kansas University’s football team a nonbinding verbal commitment. Pelfanio picked KU over Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Memphis, Mississippi Valley State, Florida A&M and Temple.
BAKER STUDENTS MASTER THE GOLF OF ART.
January 28, 1998
The hollow where Vincent Van Gogh’s ear once was is a tricky spot that can cost you a stroke. But it’s nothing compared to the sixth hole water trap inspired by French Impressionist Claude Monet. Twenty-four Baker University students have created a miniature golf course in a gallery at Parmenter Hall. Each of the eight holes mimics and pays tribute to — in a weird putt-putt sort of way — a famous work of art.
Shawnee Heights sweeps Free State
January 28, 1998
Tuesday’s doubleheader was for the birds — Thunderbirds, that is. Shawnee Heights’ girls and boys basketball teams toppled their counterparts from Free State, 71-41 and 67-59, respectively.
NO. 1 SEED EUDORA COASTS AT TOP GUN
January 28, 1998
Eudora High’s postmen rang more than twice in the first round of the Top Gun Invitational Tuesday night. The unbeaten Cardinals punished Kansas City Piper inside and coasted to a 54-20 victory to hike their record to 12-0 and advance to Thursday’s semifinal against Ottawa, a 56-55 winner over Wellsville.
HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER: CAREER HINGED ON CHANCE
January 28, 1998
University Theatre and English Alternative Theatre both had productions that made it into the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival regional finals.
OTTAWA RENEWS ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACTS
January 28, 1998
Ottawa board renews contracts
EUDORA TOO MUCH FOR MCLOUTH
January 28, 1998
Eudora was too fast, too deep and too good for McLouth in boys high school basketball Tuesday night. “Their transition game really hurt us,” said McLouth coach Garon Gardner after Eudora’s 97-67 non-league victory. “We don’t have much depth, either, so we get tired.”
BOEING REPORTS SETBACK
January 28, 1998
Boeing posts $498 million 4th-quarter loss Officials warn the company’s troubles aren’t over yet.
SHAWNEE HEIGHTS SWEEPS FREE STATE
January 28, 1998
Tuesday’s doubleheader was for the birds — Thunderbirds, that is. Shawnee Heights’ girls and boys basketball teams toppled their counterparts from Free State, 71-41 and 67-59, respectively. The junior varsity teams completed the sweep as the T-bird girls rolled, 46-29, and the boys won, 72-45.
BALDWIN PTO MEETING
January 28, 1998
Baldwin PTO to hold special meeting
PATH PROGRAM HELPS SENIORS CONTROL THEIR HEALTH
January 28, 1998
Cooking Q & A with Susan Krumm Are you offering the PATH program again this spring?
T-SHIRT MAKER OUTFITS KU MILESTONE
January 28, 1998
Kansas University’s colors may be crimson and blue, but the school name and mascot are generating the green.
INVESTMENT TREATY
January 28, 1998
To the editor: Having recently come across a couple of articles about Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI) being negotiated in Paris, I found a statement in the Jan. 21, 1998, editorial, “Beef with Oprah,” interesting by contrast. You wrote, “It’s true that Oprah’s opinion carries considerable weight… But, in America, both free enterprise and free speech are legal pursuits.” Perhaps the cattlemen are prematurely trying to suppress free speech in favor of profits — but not very much prematurely if MAI is ratified.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
January 28, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
COMMITTEE NARROWS BOUNDARY PLANS DOWN TO THREE
January 28, 1998
The boundary committee narrows the field of scenarios to three.
PRESSURE ON WATER TOWER PROJECT
January 28, 1998
New water tower to go on line. Rural Water District 4 is building a new, 300,000-gallon water tower near Baldwin.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FROM JAN. 27, 1998 MEETING
January 28, 1998
Arts center panel gets new members
KU TO HONOR STUDENT-ATHLETES AT HALFTIME
January 28, 1998
KU student-athletes to be recognized
FRANKEN COMING TO LIED CENTER
January 28, 1998
Franken to speak at KU next month
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
January 28, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SOUND OFFRUNNING
January 28, 1998
I was wondering where the nearest indoor running is and what the hours are. We answered a similar soundoff a couple of months ago. There is no indoor running track in Lawrence other than Kansas University’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion. A spokesman for Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department said that was the only site.
BALANCE NEEDED IN TAX RELIEF
January 28, 1998
A legislative panel says property and income taxes are at the top of the list for reductions.
S 100 YEARS OF BASKETBALL REUNION?
January 28, 1998
Here’s a list of the former KU players, coaches and managers who will be returning for Kansas University’s 100 years of basketball reunion on Feb. 7-8. Players
KU, BAYLOR TO TANGLE TONIGHT
January 28, 1998
Baylor and All-America candidate Brian Skinner invade Allen Fieldhouse tonight. Tip for the game between the Jayhawks and Bears is 7:05 p.m.
MUFFINS OFFER TEXTURE TO DIE FOR
January 28, 1998
Kitchen and Garden By Gwyn Mellinger: Muffins for your special muffin The latest Williams-Sonoma catalog arrived the other day, bearing a cover photo of delectable-looking heart-shaped muffins — a whole golden brown pile of them. These particular muffins are striking a fresh-from-the-oven pose, peeking out from behind a red and white cloth napkin.
DISSECTION DEBATE CUTS THROUGH KU
January 28, 1998
To dissect or not dissect? Kansas University students are urging KU officials to provide choices for students who object to animal dissection.