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TOURISM PLAN MAPS STATEWIDE STRATEGY
March 21, 1998
A new plan from the Kansas Council on Travel and Tourism suggests niche strategy and a national attraction for the state.
WHERE COULD I WRITE TO TARA LIPINSKI?
March 21, 1998
You can write the Olympic gold medalist in care of the Detroit Skating Club, 888 Denison Ct., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 48302.
RIGHT?
March 21, 1998
It’s definitely a bidding war. CBS’s bid of $375 million won that network the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, but NBC outbid everyone for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. NBC will play $705 million for the Sydney Games and $545 million for the Salt Lake City Games. Both figures are records. What is the address for radio station KOA in Denver, Colo.?
GUNSHOT NOISES THROUGHOUT CITY KEEP POLICE BUSY
March 21, 1998
No one was injured or arrested in the three separate reports of gunshots Thursday night and Friday morning.
KU TO STUDY S.E. KANSAS RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
March 21, 1998
Kansas University health researchers will visit Chanute next week to continue a study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
LETHA K. STEEN
March 21, 1998
Private family services for Letha K. Steen, 52, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. She was cremated. Ms. Steen died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CHART IS UNFAIR
March 21, 1998
To the editor: In the newspaper on Monday March 16, 1998, I only saw a chart for the men’s NCAA tournament. I think that is very sexist. Besides, the men didn’t even make it to the regionals and the women did. And no one even expected the women to get in the NCAA, so what you are doing is unfair.
OLDER HEART DRUGS TOUTED
March 21, 1998
Studies find doctors frequently fail to prescribe some lifesaving older drugs for their patients with bad hearts and high blood pressure, while overusing newer, less effective medicines. The research is the latest to lament the slow, often erratic way that new medical knowledge makes its way into everyday practice, as well as the influence of drug company marketing campaigns.
DIVORCES
March 21, 1998
Laura Freeman, Lawrence, and Richard Freeman, Lawrence Elaine Sharp Adams, Lawrence, and Robert Adams, Lawrence
DEVELOPMENT FAIR SET FOR CITY HALL
March 21, 1998
Local housing service providers are invited to stake out space in the heart of city hall, as part of the city’s annual Community Development Fair. The fair will be conducted April 7, in conjunction with National Community Development Week, April 6-10.
NOT ANGRY NOW
March 21, 1998
To the editor: During the week after the KU men’s basketball team’s unfortunate demise in the NCAA tournament, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my initial reaction to the loss. As with most fans, anger and disappointment were my main feelings. After reflection, my disappointment is understandable. But anger? Hell yes, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!
CITY COMMISSION GETS SPRING BREAK
March 21, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners get a spring break, too. Commissioners will not gather for their usual weekly meeting Tuesday night, in part because of spring break but also because of a quirk in the calendar.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 21, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A digital vocal effects processor, bicycle and a four-track tape recorder, valued together on a police report at $2,955, were reported stolen from a house in the 1100 block of New Jersey.
WHAT IS IT THAT BRINGS OUT SUCH EMOTIONS AMONG PEOPLE IN MATTERS INVOLVING SPORTS? TOO MANY PEOPLE BEHAVE IN A RIDICULOUS MANNER AND THEY SAY AND DO THINGS THAT WOULD PROBABLY SHOCK THEM IF THEY WERE
March 21, 1998
They seldom get as excited about civic affairs, state, national or world matters or anything else. Sports, whether at the junior high, high school or collegiate level, professional or amateur, really is a minor event when compared to other daily pursuits and, yet, so many individuals act as if it is the most important activity and interest in their lives. It is understandable when the actual participants become emotional about the games. This is particularly true with those engaged in the professional arena where winning or losing and personal performances and injuries are critical to an individual’s livelihood. But at the so-called amateur level, winning and losing is not a live-or-die matter.
CJHS STUDENT SELECTED FOR YOUTH FORUM
March 21, 1998
Central Junior High School student Ashley Crowder will represent Kansas at the RespecTeen National Youth Forum April 25-30 in Washington, D.C. Ashley was selected from more than 13,000 students nationwide who submitted letters to their U.S. representatives in the 10th Annual RespecTeen Speak for Yourself letter-writing contest. Her letter addressed National Endowment for the Arts budget cuts.
DOROTHY ELY DUTTON
March 21, 1998
Graveside services for Dorothy Ely Dutton, 88, Lawrence, will be held in Newton. Mrs. Dutton died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Brandon Woods Nursing Home.
LUCKY WINGERT HOSTETTER
March 21, 1998
Services for Lucky Wingert Hostetter, 101, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wellsville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Wellsville. Mr. Hostetter, formerly of Wellsville, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at the Village Plaza in Ottawa.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 21, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A digital vocal effects processor, bicycle and a four-track tape recorder, valued together on a police report at $2,955, were reported stolen from a house in the 1100 block of New Jersey.
WHAT IS THE TRADITIONAL GIFT TO GIVE FOR A FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY?
March 21, 1998
The traditional gift for a first wedding anniversary is paper. The modern version is a clock.
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR RADIO STATION KOA IN DENVERCOLO.?
March 21, 1998
Send correspondence to: KOA Radio, P.O. Box 85, Denver 80236.
LAWMAKER TAKES AIM AT GTA HEALTH BENEFITS
March 21, 1998
A bill introduced in the Kansas Senate would deny state health-care benefits to graduate teaching assistants.
CATHOLIC CENTER LANDS ABSTINENCE GRANT
March 21, 1998
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center will use the money to augment its current abstinence programs taught to Kansas University students.
MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN COLLISION
March 21, 1998
A Lawrence man on a motorcycle escaped serious injury when he was hit Friday afternoon while turning into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Todd Gonyer, 25, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, was treated for leg injuries and abrasions after the accident, around 4 p.m. Friday at McDonald Drive and Second Street. Gonyer was released Friday night from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
COUNTY OFFICIAL REACHES END OF ROAD
March 21, 1998
Douglas County Road and Bridge Supt. Ivan Flory will retire Monday, taking with him more than 36 years of knowledge about county roads.
S FIRST MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE.
March 21, 1998
Jim Kane placed third in the Kansas Open, tied for 23rd in the U.S. Open and made the cut in the PGA Championship. His latest accomplishment: Beating out 38 competitors to win the job as the Lawrence’s first public golf pro.
LAWRENCE REPRESENTED ON WILDSCAPE BOARD
March 21, 1998
Charles A. Becker, Lawrence, has been elected to serve on the Kansas Wildscape Foundation Board of Directors. Becker is executive vice president and director of Campbell-Becker Inc. Wildscape is a statewide, non-profit foundation dedicated to the enhancement of outdoor opportunities. For more information, call (785) 843-WILD.
BIRTHS
March 21, 1998
Jon and Margie Wilson, Lawrence, a boy, Friday. Gary and Chrissy Cress, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
LUCY E. ANDERSON
March 21, 1998
Services for Lucy E. Anderson, 98, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Anderson, a longtime Lawrence resident, died Friday, March 20, 1998, at her home.
HASKELL CONVENES CONFERENCE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARS
March 21, 1998
This weekend, Haskell Indian Nations University is hosting the eighth annual conference of the Association of American Indian and Alaska Native Professors.
35-OVER BASKETBALL DIVISION
March 21, 1998
Doc’s Jocks wasn’t the only gold medal-winning basketball team with Lawrence ties last weekend at the Sunflower State Games. NBL Basketball, which stands for Noon Basketball League and is made up mostly of Kansas University faculty, won in the 35-over men’s division.