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DREDGING ISSUE
March 26, 1998
To the editor: My subject concerns what seems to be biased reporting by the Journal-World on the sand-dredging controversy, specifically the recent photograph of the sand-dredging operation located on East Eighth Street in Lawrence. This was an aerial photograph taken of the operation facing westward. It did include the sand plant, but it also included much more, namely the whole Penny Concrete industrial complex.
HOW WAS THE SALES TAX REFERENDUM WORDED?
March 26, 1998
Douglas County voters approved a 1-cent increase in the countywide sales tax in 1994. Here’s the text from the ballot: “Shall the following be adopted?
CONFESSION SOLVES THEFT AT PRESCHOOL
March 26, 1998
A Lawrence pre-school has recovered checks and most of the money that had been stolen from a school fund-raiser this week. Sunshine Acres Montessori Preschool and Child Care Center, 2141 Maple Ln., reported to police that 50 checks and money totaling $2,390 had been taken from the school. About $70 of the amount was in cash, said Lawrence Police Officer Michael Monroe.
CITY COURT JUDGE TO TURN IN ROBE
March 26, 1998
Lawrence’s Municipal Court judge plans to retire this fall after 26 years.
SON IS NO KILLER, MCLOUTH MOTHER SAYS
March 26, 1998
A man held in Wichita on murder charges “doesn’t have a mean streak in him,” said his mother, who lives in McLouth
POKES FUN AT POLITICS
March 26, 1998
Mike Nichols’ “Primary Colors” is a timely, deft, sickeningly close-to-home portrayal of our nation’s titillating political climate. Strange, this aura surrounding “Primary Colors.”
WHO KNEW ORIENTAL FOOD COULD BE FOUND AT A CONVENIENCE STORE?
March 26, 1998
Happens all the time … you’re on your way out of town, headed west, pull into a gas station to fill up your tank and say to yourself, “Wow, I’m really in the mood for an eggroll.” Well, the next time you’re headed west on Sixth Street, stop by the Miller Mart gas station at 3300 W. Sixth and check out the One Dollar Oriental Express restaurant.
MOTHER, DAUGHTER CHANGE FACE OF SEXUAL POLITICS
March 26, 1998
The work of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley has deeply penetrated our consciousness, even though their names are known by few people.
ACQUAINTANCE RAPE AT PARTY REPORTED
March 26, 1998
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance during a party. The woman, who reported the incident Wednesday, told police she was at a party in the 2500 block of Crestline. She went to sleep in a bedroom of the house and later woke up because she thought her boyfriend was in bed.
HOSPITAL TO OFFER OSTEOPOROSIS CLASS
March 26, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a two-hour workshop Tuesday on the relationship of dietary calcium to osteoporosis. Ten million Americans, including one-third of all postmenopausal women, are affected by osteoporosis. The workshop will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 325 Maine.
LAWRENCE-BASED FIRM HEADING TO FINAL FOUR
March 26, 1998
There’s a team from Lawrence going to the Final Four after all — and its members can admit that they’re being paid. The Jayhawks aren’t going, but Coach’s Edge, a sports media company specializing in computer-generated play-by-play animations used on CBS and other media outlets, is making its third trip to the NCAA men’s Final Four this weekend. It also will be at the women’s final four in Kansas City.
THE LECTURE WILL BE AT 7 P.M. TUESDAY AT THE LIED CENTER.
March 26, 1998
Hugh McColl Jr., chief executive officer of NationsBank, will bring his progressive mix of business savvy and family-oriented policies to Kansas University for the 1998 Vickers Memorial Lecture. McColl will deliver his “Building Community” lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kansas University Lied Center. The event, organized by the KU business school, is free to the public.
DEFINING LIFE
March 26, 1998
To the editor: In his Sunday letter to the editor, Don Marquis takes issue with Rep. Janice Pauls’ contention that “any unborn baby is a person and can be proven to be a person under medical science.” Marquis goes on to claim that “we KNOW that life does not BEGIN at conception.”
FEMALE INMATE DISRUPTS JAIL
March 26, 1998
A female inmate at the Douglas County Jail protested her confinement by throwing a plate of spaghetti at a jailer and giving another inmate a bump on the head. Aleshia Rayton, 20, is in “lock back,” meaning she is confined to her cell 23 hours a day. Other inmates are allowed into a day area in each cell block from about 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
ETHEL ISBELL
March 26, 1998
Memorial services for Ethel I. “Betty” Isbell, 89, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Isbell died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ETHEL HOOVER
March 26, 1998
Services for Ethel E. Hoover, 89, Overbrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Hoover, formerly of Sebring, Fla., died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Brookside Manor Nursing Home in Overbrook.
SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTOR RESIGNS
March 26, 1998
DCSS budget problems must be resolved by the board of directors without the executive director, who leaves her job next month.
OLDER DRIVERS
March 26, 1998
To the editor: Once again, Tim Carpenter is out to disparage someone or something. That seems to be what he thinks is “investigative” reporting. He’s on a drive (with Ann Landers) to get everybody past the age of 60 out of their automobile driver’s seats.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 26, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1983 Ford F-150 pickup truck valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Alabama between March 1 and 9 a.m. Tuesday.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
March 26, 1998
* Various items valued on a police report at $1,450 were stolen between 11:45 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from a vehicle in the 400 block of Graystone. The portion of the police report open to the public did not indicate what was taken. A window and a compact disc player also sustained $135 damage, police reported. Condition reports
NEWBORN BABY CLASS OFFERED TO PARENTS
March 26, 1998
Parents of newborns can learn about numerous topics relating to the care of their baby at a Lawrence Memorial Hospital class on Monday. The newborn class, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the hospital, will cover topics including bathing, cord care, clothing, safety, nutrition, crying and adjusting to parenthood.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
March 26, 1998
Lane Ikenberry, 38, Lawrence, and Sandra L. Chism, 40, New Orleans. Larry W. Deering, 32, Lawrence, and Debora Ann Kemberling, 35, Lawrence.
FRIENDLY PERSUASION
March 26, 1998
What: West Side Folk fund-raising concert. All proceeds will be used to help defray the presenter’s costs and keep ticket prices down for several large concerts planned for spring and fall. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
SATELLITE CONFERENCE SET ON SEWAGE SYSTEMS
March 26, 1998
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is co-sponsoring a satellite conference on Alternative Sewage Treatment Systems at 1 p.m. Monday. The conference can be viewed at Kansas University in 336 Strong Hall. The moderator will be Scott Shields.
IN 1898
March 26, 1998
On March 26, 1898, the Lawrence World told of a meeting of the governor and the regents of the university regarding KU. “The Lawrence citizens present at the conference also decided to meet the city council and to arrange to have the city furnish fire protection for the university. It was found that the university campus was within the city fire limits and therefore the authority of the city should extend to cover it.” A recent fire at the power house had raised the issue. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
HAROLD STEVENS
March 26, 1998
Services for Harold C. Stevens, 89, Ottawa, are pending with the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Mr. Stevens died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
CHARLES BARKLEY
March 26, 1998
Services for Charles Barkley, 82, Baldwin, are pending with Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Mr. Barkley died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home.
MOO SHU DRIVE THROUGH
March 26, 1998
What: One Dollar Oriental Express. Where: 3300 W. Sixth, at the Miller Mart gas station.
T THE ROMANTIC STUFF OF MOVIES
March 26, 1998
Models must be careful not to put themselves in a dangerous position.
ETHEL ISBELL
March 26, 1998
Memorial services for Ethel I. “Betty” Isbell, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Isbell died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAWRENCE TEEN CREATES SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
March 26, 1998
Danyel Bell set out to earn some extra cash but ended up starting a family business with cheesecakes.
OUR TOWN SPORTS FOR 3-26
March 26, 1998
Flames U-10 Win Tourney: Lawrence Flames U-10 won the Spring Classic Basketball Tournament last weekend in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Team members were Rachel Amyx, Lacey Elmore, Emily Erb, Kelli Hartford, Drew Huff, Megan Klingler, Kayla Nolte, Melissa Vinyard and Sydney Wilson. Doug Wilson and Darrell Huff were the coaches. *
STUDENT POETRY STRETCHES REALM OF IMAGINATION
March 26, 1998
These poem sketches were inspired by word groups, which students incorporated in the poems. They were written by students in Joy Clumsky’s Creative Writing class at Lawrence High School. Immortal
HOUSE TENTATIVELY APPROVES HIGHER-ED PLAN
March 26, 1998
The plan, which restructures governance of Kansas’ higher education institutions, still faces an uncertain road in the Senate.
SHOCKING SHOTS
March 26, 1998
Focusing on how two boys might be punished for the shooting in Arkansas misses the larger point of how such incidents can be prevented in the future. Americans aren’t easily shocked by violent acts, but the school shootings Tuesday in Arkansas hit so close to home that it’s hard to escape their emotional impact.
WEST DEVELOPMENT
March 26, 1998
To the editor: On March 3, the Journal-World ran Mark Fagan’s article under the headline “Pushing the limits: Developers, city officials envision expansion to northwest.” The headline should have stated “Welcome to the Sixth Street buffet: Developers only need apply.”
GATHER FOR CONCERT
March 26, 1998
Renowned Celtic musicians Connie Dover and Roger Landes will head a bill of West Side Folk regulars who are trying to help bolster the not-for-profit presenter’s bottom line.
S OFFICE RETIRING
March 26, 1998
Jane Johnson, who for almost three decades watched chancellor after chancellor come and go, is retiring April 3.
WEST DEVELOPMENT
March 26, 1998
To the editor: On March 3, the Journal-World ran Mark Fagan’s article under the headline “Pushing the limits: Developers, city officials envision expansion to northwest.” The headline should have stated “Welcome to the Sixth Street buffet: Developers only need apply.”
BIRTHS
March 26, 1998
Stephanie Coley and Todd Oshel, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. Lori and Seth Nation, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
PERRY STUDENT HONORED FOR EARHART ESSAY
March 26, 1998
Shannon Wilson, a student at Perry Middle School, is one of four youths from Kansas and Missouri who will be honored during a Women’s History Month reception at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, 223 N. Terrace St., Atchison. The reception will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Wilson is the daughter of Steve and Marcia Wilson. She is being recognized for her entry in an essay contest for girls, between fifth grade and 12th grade, written on the topic “a vision for my life as lived in the spirit of Amelia Earhart.”
REAGAN LIBRARY TO SHOW IRREVERENT QUILT
March 26, 1998
In the technological `90s, some area quilters have used a traditional art form to express their views in a national exhibit.
S PLAYER TAKES HER OWN LIFE
March 26, 1998
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington asks for prayers for the Trapp family following the death of former basketball player Jennifer Trapp.
HARTSOCK COLUMN
March 26, 1998
I wish I had the magic to do this right. I wish I could answer the questions that linger after the death, police say of a self-inflicted gunshot, of Jennifer Trapp. How? Why?
FIGHTS BREAK OUT AT DONNAS, ZEKE SHOWS
March 26, 1998
A five-band show Friday night will raise funds for a Lawrence musician. I always miss all the fun. Friends headed into Kansas City, Mo., Saturday to witness the speed punk of Seattle’s Zeke, who were appearing with Lawrence’s baddest of the bad boys, Cocknoose, at Davey’s Uptown.
JUVENILE JUSTICE, WELFARE TOPICS OF CONFERENCE
March 26, 1998
The annual Kansas Conference on Social Welfare will be Sunday through Tuesday at the Overland Park Marriott. Session topics at the conference will focus on the transfer of juvenile justice programs from the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to the Juvenile Justice Authority, the privatization of child welfare services, and the transfer of long-term care programs for the elderly from SRS to the Department on Aging.
SEEDY SIDE OF LIFE BEGINS IN SHOEBOX
March 26, 1998
Among gardening folk, my organizational skills are probably about average. What that means is that I know where all my tools are, even if they are stored in two sheds and the basement, and that I have all my vegetable seeds stowed more or less in one location. I’ve noticed that some of the gardening equipment catalogs sell seed storage kits that consist of index boxes with little seed packet-sized ziplock bags, the better for creating an air-tight seed filing system.
SILENT FILM FESTIVAL TO FEATURE VINTAGE CINEMA
March 26, 1998
A collection of16 classic films will be accompanied by live piano and organ music to complete the experience.
A ROCK BAND PUMPS UP THE VOLUME WITH THREE GUITARS.
March 26, 1998
From Auburn, Ala., come The Quadrajets, a triple guitar-fueled band that plays sonic rock `n’ roll influenced by everything from jazz to `70s monster rock. The band just released its third album, “Pay the Duece,” on Estrus, the Washington-based record label that champions garage rock `n’ roll.
A PRINTMAKER TAKES A BARE-BONES APPROACH WITH HIS POSTER ART.
March 26, 1998
Enter the world of 27-year-old poster artist Brad Clark. His studio is a collage of odd collectibles and colorful concert bills. At one end is a bed-sofa, at the other is his work table. In between is about two feet of walking space.