Archive for Thursday, January 29, 1998

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AREA LEGISLATOR CRITICIZES GOP TAX PLAN
January 29, 1998
A Douglas County Democratic legislator is critical of a new tax plan supported by Senate Republicans.
MAN STABBED IN SOUTH PARK
January 29, 1998
Stabbing victim recuperating
CALM HANDLING
January 29, 1998
To the editor: I commend Sheriff Loren Anderson for the exemplary manner in which he directed the recently concluded hostage situation. His calm handling of media relations kept the public informed without alarming us, and his reasoned and patient approach to negotiations did not result in hasty or ill-thought-out actions by law enforcement personnel or the kidnappers.
UNDESERVED ATTACK
January 29, 1998
To the editor: The editorial in Tuesday’s J-W calling President Clinton an embarrassment to the White House and to the country is truly deplorable journalism. What all of Europe is laughing about is not the president’s conduct but the media’s obsession with his alleged sexual behavior.
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January 29, 1998
The former flea market is for sale, but its owner fears he won’t be able to close a deal until parking requirements are removed.
CITY TO GROW
January 29, 1998
Talk about a growth spurt. With the anticipated annexation of federal recreational land near Clinton Lake, the city of Lawrence is about to grow by nearly 7 percent — and all at once.
PLANNING AHEAD
January 29, 1998
If residential growth is making the need for one of more elementary schools in western Lawrence inevitable, why not move ahead on planning for those schools? If all indications point to the need for another elementary school — maybe more than one — in the fast-growing areas of west and southwest Lawrence, why not go ahead and start planning to build the school(s)? Why put it off?
TROUPE GIVES HISTORY A QUICK TWIST
January 29, 1998
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production, “The Complete History of America (abridged),” is equal parts irreverent vaudeville and twisted history. Who else would offer up a sketch about the Benedict Arnold Committee Report on the single bullet involved in the American Revolution and how it was fired from a grassy knoll, or introduce the audience to Amerigo Vespucci’s Maps R Us shop?
KANSAS DAY TRIVIA ANSWERS
January 29, 1998
Here are the answers to our Kansas Day trivia quiz. 1. Martin popularized the exaggerated photo cards with pictures of Kansans hauling giant watermelons, cabbages, peaches, corn and potatoes.
ARTWORKS SHINE LIGHT INTO LAG SPACE
January 29, 1998
“Impressionist at Large” offers an escape from winter’s doldrums.
SM NORTHWEST SWEEPS SOUTH
January 29, 1998
Martin De Boer scored 26 points in a losing cause as Shawnee Mission Northwest dumped South, 70-47, in freshman boys basketball on Wednesday at SJHS. Devin McAnderson added 14 points for South, now 2-7.
LIONS THIRD, FIREBIRDS FOURTH AT OLATHE SWIMMING
January 29, 1998
Lawrence High’s Eric Goering and Jonathan Hemphill and Free State’s Sean Gallagher won individual events as the Lions finished third and the Firebirds placed fourth at the Olathe boys swimming quadrangular Wednesday. Free state diver Daniel Rowinsky placed third and qualified for state.
WHAT ARE THE FIVE MOST POPULOUS COUNTIES IN KANSAS?
January 29, 1998
According to the 1990 Census, the five most populated counties in Kansas are Sedgwick, 367,088, Johnson, 335,034, Wyandotte, 172,335, Shawnee, 154,918, and Douglas, home of Lawrence, 67,640. With the exception of Sedgwick, all those counties are in eastern Kansas. Incidentally, the most sparsely populated county in Kansas is Greeley, which borders Colorado, with a population of 1,845.
WRITER DIGS UP KANSAS FACTS
January 29, 1998
A Lawrence woman’s book asks and answers questions about the Sunflower State.
FALL BREAK FACTS
January 29, 1998
To the editor: The Jan. 22 editorial “Another Break?” misrepresents the facts related to proposals for a fall break at the University of Kansas. The editorial presumes that proposals for a fall break would reduce the number of days students spend in the classroom. This presumption could not be further from the truth. The paper could have gotten the facts right if it had reviewed one of its own stories, “Students want KU to spring for fall break,” which ran in the Jan. 19, issue.
HOLLINGER UNLOADS SMALL NEWSPAPERS
January 29, 1998
Hollinger sells publications in 11 states Chicago (ap) — Hollinger International Inc. said it completed the sale of 40 percent of its U.S. newspaper group, reducing its holdings of small newspapers, officials said Wednesday.
ROY LAMKE
January 29, 1998
Services for Roy Lamke, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pohlman Mortuary, Russell. Mr. Lamke died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
CARTOON COMPLAINT
January 29, 1998
To the editor: I am appalled at the Journal-World’s crossing the boundaries of good taste and decency by printing Wright’s very offensive cartoon in the Jan. 24 edition.
ON SEX SCANDAL
January 29, 1998
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownbackis “reserving judgment” on the White House sex scandal.
BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS
January 29, 1998
To the editor: I do not currently have children in the Lawrence school district, but I read your recent article on school boundaries (J-W 1/26/98) with both interest and dismay. I can’t understand the logic in busing kids from clear out by Kasold to Centennial school. Why isn’t it possible to adjust the boundaries in such a way as to support some semblance of a neighborhood school system? Why not, for instance, shift the boundaries for the Schwegler district to the west and send those children who now reside in the easternmost part of the present Schwegler district to Centennial instead.
FOR THE RECORD: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTSLAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 29, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Sixty-two compact discs in a carrying case were stolen between 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday from a car parked in the 1700 block of Ohio; the loss was listed on police reports as $1,081.
BISHOP SEABURY STUDENTS HELP BUILD A HABITAT HOUSE
January 29, 1998
A group of eight Bishop Seabury Academy students skipped school Wednesday and spent the day outside. Instead of learning Latin and math, they cleared dirt, hammered siding and carried trash at a Lawrence Habitat for Humanity house near the intersection of Haskell Avenue and La Salle Street.
SHOW RECREATES 1890S ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1998
The nation’s only magic-lantern show is bringing its “Victorian Valentine Show” to Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Third and Hickory, on Saturday. Show times are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
KU-HASKELL TASK FORCE MEETS
January 29, 1998
The KU-Haskell task force continues with cooperative programs.
GREEK HOUSES POST GRADES
January 29, 1998
Fraternities, sororities post grades
SOUNDOFF ON GRAVES
January 29, 1998
Could you provide me with some biographical information on Gov. Bill Graves? The 43rd governor of Kansas, Bill Graves was elected to the position on Nov. 8, 1994. Prior to assuming office on Jan. 9, 1995, (his 42nd birthday) Graves served eight years as Kansas secretary of state — first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1990. A native of Salina, Graves grew up involved in Graves Truck Line, the family business. The business was founded by his father and grandfather in 1935 after they lost the family farm in the Depression. Graves graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. He pursued graduate studies in business administration at Kansas University. He married Linda Richey in 1990. The governor has served on the executive committee of the Jayhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the board of the Sunflower State Games. He is a member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a graduate of the 1985 class of Leadership Kansas.
CAFE AND BOOKS: A WINNING COMBINATION
January 29, 1998
If you like a little nibbling with your browsing, skip Cafe Espresso’s sandwiches and go straight for the caffeine and sugar.
ROBERTS ANNOUNCES ACADEMY NOMINEES
January 29, 1998
Lawrence students win academy nominations
NO MEGA SCHOOL
January 29, 1998
To the editor: I am president of the New York Parent-Teachers Organization. A situation has been brought to my attention that I would like to share. One of our parents, who is also our parent outreach staffer, had a chance to discuss some of the boundary changing options with James Hilliard. Mr. Hilliard is a school board member elected on a Save Our Schools ticket. Save Our Schools was the organization that campaigned to stop all closings of neighborhood schools.
STUDENT POETRY
January 29, 1998
These “springboard poems” were generated by the writers’ close reading of a classic work of literature of their choosing. After contemplating the work, the writers converted the famous prose into poetry. They are written by students in Joy Clumskey’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. The Heavenly Christmas Tree
KANSAS DAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
January 29, 1998
You’re never too young to understand the importance of Kansas Day.
FREE STATE BOYS BASKETBALL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
January 29, 1998
Desperate times call for desperate measures. After Tuesday’s 67-59 loss to Shawnee Heights (4-8), Free State High’s boys basketball captains took matters into their own hands.
S SEVERANCE PACKAGE.
January 29, 1998
About 180 employees of Conmed Corp. are facing uncertain futures after learning the company will close its Lawrence plant later this year. The Utica, N.Y., medical products company is shutting down operations in Lawrence in about two months.
OUR TOWN
January 29, 1998
Hickey, McDaniel Earn Seconds: Lawrence gymnasts Erin Hickey and Corrie McDaniel earned second-place finishes at the Folger’s Invitational this month in Wichita. Hickey was second on the beam with a score of 8.95 in the level eight, ages 14-15 division. She was third in the all-around. McDaniel was runner-up on the beam at level nine with a score of 8.725. Lawrence’s Kerry Gent also competed, finishing sixth in the vault competition with an 8.3. *
S LABEL JUMP MAKES THINGS HAPPEN
January 29, 1998
The Chicago band Triple Fast Action chooses a smaller label for its second release.
ROUNDERS, WILDERS SWING IN TO TOWN
January 29, 1998
A musical dry spell is ending. Winter’s not over yet, but the musical dry spell certainly is. Country swing artists Kristi and the Starlite Rounders headline Friday night at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., with Kansas City band the Wilders opening. The Wilders are a real treat and seldom visit Lawrence, so don’t miss them.
KANSAS PUNISHES BAYLOR, 94-47
January 29, 1998
Kansas improved to 4-0 against Texas schools in the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks have outscored those schools 367 points to 233 for a 33.5 point margin of victory.
TEENS PONDER WHAT TO DO ON AN EVENING OUT
January 29, 1998
Couples from small towns and large towns make good use of their entertainment options.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY SLATES ANNUAL MEETING
January 29, 1998
The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of South Douglas County will have its annual potluck dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Baldwin. The Baldwin High Youth Choir will perform and lead a sing-along
KANSAS DAY TRIVIA
January 29, 1998
Sure, every Sunflower Head knows the Kansas state bird (meadowlark) and the governor’s name (Bill Graves), but do you know which famous author-soldier was discouraged by Dwight Eisenhower or which porno film was made in Lawrence? Well, here’s your chance to prove how much you know about your home state. Try your hand at answering these questions taken from “Kansas Trivia,” a book by Lawrence resident Barbara Brackman.
CITY MANAGER EARNS PRAISE, PAY RAISE
January 29, 1998
City Manager Mike Wildgen is doing a fine job overseeing the city’s budget and work force, his bosses agreed Wednesday.
FAMED FOSSIL HUNTERS FROM NONE OTHER THAN LAWRENCE
January 29, 1998
It’s a little known fact, but a renowned family of dinosaur hunters hails from Lawrence.
RESIDENTS SAY
January 29, 1998
Several Lawrence residents said even if President Clinton had an affair with a former White House intern, it doesn’t seriously hurt the country.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
January 29, 1998
Births Scott and Beth Flitcraft, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
GREGORY POTS 18 POINTS FOR JAYHAWKS
January 29, 1998
Exhibiting perfect form, Kansas University freshman Kenny Gregory swished the first of two free throws with 2:09 left in KU’s blowout victory over Baylor on Wednesday night. Gregory, who entered as a 34.1 percent free thrower, did not swish the second. His free throw toss hit the heel, completely stopped rotating, then descended through the hoop.
HASKELL SPIRITUAL COORDINATOR NAMED
January 29, 1998
A new interfaith spiritual counselor recently was named to serve the Haskell Indian Nations University campus.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
January 29, 1998
Law enforcement report Condition reports
CD REVIEWS
January 29, 1998
Midnight Storm Blue Highway
ARTS NOTES
January 29, 1998
Watercolor show deadline announced
UPCOMING EVENTS AT KU
January 29, 1998
Author to lead Black History Month panel
IRENE RYAN
January 29, 1998
Services for Irene Ryan, 94, Tonganoxie, formerly of Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Friends Church, McLouth. Burial will be in Wildhorse Cemetery, McLouth. Mrs. Ryan died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
OREGON OFFICIAL TO TAKE BUDGET POST AT KU
January 29, 1998
The former assistant vice president for financial affairs at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., will take over the position of budget director at Kansas University. KU officials announced Wednesday that Janice Ferguson, who has been with Pacific University since 1990, will become KU’s director of budget management and fiscal services on Feb. 23. Her duties will include handling the distribution of funds internally as well as coordination with the Legislature regarding campus finances.
PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE
January 29, 1998
Questions linger regarding the future of the federal, need-based student loan program.
January 29, 1998
Kansas University Theatre for Young People will be taking its latest show on the road.
FAN
January 29, 1998
To the editor: I was happy to have the opportunity to go to the Texas Tech vs. KU women’s game in Lubbock, Tex. There were over 8,000 fans for Texas Tech, and they say it’s that way every women’s game.
KU TO PUSH SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS
January 29, 1998
Kansas is about to make a big push to sell football tickets. “We’re going to begin work in February to sell season tickets, and that’s much earlier than before,” KU athletics director Bob Frederick told the Kansas University Athletic Corp. board at its regular January meeting Wednesday.
KANSAS TRAP SNARES BEARS
January 29, 1998
Baylor committed with 29 turnovers while suffering the fourth worst loss in school history.
SKINNER
January 29, 1998
Baylor’s Brian Skinner connected on just six of 14 shots and was limited to 13 points.