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DANCE CONCERT HONORS FIRST STEP HOUSE
November 2, 1998
The Prairie Wind Dancers will present an informal concert to celebrate the residents, staff, family and friends of First Step House at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. The concert is open to the public.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
I am concerned about the flags that are flying above Kansas Furniture at Seventh and Connecticut. They are in very ragged shape; can something be done? Wayne Martin with Kansas Furniture Factory Outlet said that summer storms were hard on the flags. The store has new ones on order; it is also waiting on two replacement flag poles.
DISMISSALS
November 2, 1998
Tonya Howell and baby girl, Lawrence. Births
QUARTET GIVES EN-CHANTING PERFORMANCE
November 2, 1998
Anonymous 4, the female quartet who performed Sunday afternoon at the Lied Center, gave its audience something rarely heard in Lawrence: a 75-minute, uninterrupted concert of medieval chants and polyphony interspersed with readings in Middle English. The a cappella group — Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Jacqueline Horner and Johanna Maria Rose — performed pieces from their newest CD, “A Lammas Ladymass.” The Mass, inspired by 13th- and 14th-century British chant and polyphony, honors Mary and celebrates her Assumption, or raising into heaven.
IN 1898
November 2, 1998
On Nov. 2, 1898, the Lawrence World noted: “Emporia is getting foolish in its old age. It makes the ridiculous claim that it is the `Athens of Kansas.’ Now there is only one genuine blown in the bottle `Athens of Kansas’ and everybody knows that Lawrence is the town.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
VOLLEYBALL TEAM SPIKES CITY RIVALS
November 2, 1998
The ninth-grade West Junior High Warhawk volleyball team finished its season with a 26-1 record. The girls were city champions and took first place at the Central Junior High Tournament. *
FIFTH-YEAR KU SENIOR RETURNS THANKS WITH VOLUNTEERING
November 2, 1998
Rene Meyer is candid when describing her difficult transition to Kansas University four years ago as a bright-eyed freshman from Liberal. She had an outstanding high school experience, excelling in academics, sports and other extracurricular activities. Graduating with a senior class of 194 students, Meyer entered a whole new world when she arrived at Mount Oread in 1994. She felt “overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start.”
DISGRUNTLED CHIEFS FANS VOICED THEIR DISPLEASURE AS KANSAS CITY LOST ITS THIRD STRAIGHT GAME AND SECOND IN A ROW AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM.
November 2, 1998
The Kansas City Chiefs still could hear boos the day after Halloween. Restless KC fans sat through another torrential downpour and watched their team lose its third straight game, a 20-17 heartbreaker to the New York Jets on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
FORMER CYCLONES COACH HOT TOPIC IN BIG 12
November 2, 1998
Tim Floyd, director of basketball operations for the Chicago Bulls, was popular at the Big 12 men’s basketball media day.
RAINFALL AGAIN SWAMPS AREA
November 2, 1998
Rains left standing water and caused a few roads to be closed, but there were no reports of major flooding by late Sunday.
NOISE ORDINANCE
November 2, 1998
To the editor: Does the city commission have the fortitude to pass a stereo noise ordinance with teeth? I think they will probably dilute it as they have so many others.
S ON THE MINDS OF TROUBLED READERS EVERYWHERE.
November 2, 1998
Dear Professor: I own rental property in this town, and I make a pretty good living. At least up until recently. Those new, fancy apartment complexes with all the extras, like swimming pools and washer/dryers and microwaves, are causing problems. I like the way they push the rents up, but now my renters are asking for all sorts of things — cable television, dishwashers, indoor toilets. You name it. And the Kansas University students are the worst. I rented to one quiet young fellow, but when I came around for the rent, I counted seven people — male and female — lying around (and I do mean lying around) the one-bedroom apartment. He said they had just dropped in, but they were still dropping in the next month and the next. What’s going on?
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
The following incorporation was filed recently in Douglas County: Tele-Savers Inc., 4301 Wimbledon Ter., 6A.
BOND ISSUE QUESTION: TO BUILD OR TO BUS?
November 2, 1998
Lawrence school district voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of the school bond issue.
CHEMISTRY
November 2, 1998
Children had a chance to get their hands dirty and learn a little about chemistry at the fifth annual carnival Sunday.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
How can I send a letter to Leslie Nielsen? Write to the “Naked Gun” and “Airplane!” star in care of Bresler Kelly and Associates, 11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, Calif. 90064.
TEENS MAKE THEIR MARK IN ELECTIONS
November 2, 1998
Teens in Douglas County take their civic duty seriously by turning out to vote in high numbers.
UNITED WAY WANTS TO EXPAND UMBRELLA
November 2, 1998
The United Way of Douglas County is looking over area agencies for a potential addition.
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November 2, 1998
Kansas’ last two opponents have a combined record of 4-12. Both North Texas and Iowa State currently are 2-6. *
SEARCH ENGINES TAKE MORE CIVIL TONE WITH ASK JEEVES
November 2, 1998
One of the terms that gets bandied about a fair bit among Internet users is the term “search engine.” You may have heard a pair of Net-heads discussing their favorite search engines. You may have been told that the easiest way to locate a certain site is to go to the search engine of your choice and enter a certain keyword. So, a reasonable question for some folks might be, “What the heck IS a search engine, and how do I use one?” In simple terms, a search engine is a tool that you can use to find information on the World Wide Web. There are dozens of them — you’re probably already familiar with the names Lycos, Excite, AltaVista and others. They all work pretty much the same way — you go to the search engine Web page and find the little text field to enter your search terms into, type in a keyword or phrase, such as “potato farming” or “space shuttle,” and click the “search” button, or the “go” button, or whatever button gets things going. The search engine then takes the word or words you’ve entered and looks for Web pages that contain the term you’re looking for.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
The United Way of Douglas County currently oversees 30 agencies. They are: The ARC of Douglas County, Ballard Community Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County, Pelathe District Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, Brookcreek Learning Center, Camp Fire Girls and Boys, Catholic Community Services Inc., Consumer Credit Counseling Services Inc., Court Appointed Special Advocates, Douglas County AIDS Project, Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross, Douglas County Child Development Assn., Douglas County Rape Victims Survivor Services, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. Inc., Emergency Service Council, Headquarters Counseling Center, Health Care Access, Hospice Care in Douglas County, Independence Inc., Indian Center of Lawrence, Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council, Penn House, Project Acceptance Inc., Roger Hill Volunteer Center, the Salvation Army, Social Service League, Trinity Respite Care Inc., Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. and Women’s Transitional Care Services Inc.
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1998
Sunset Hill Elementary was third in capacity vs. enrollment according to December 1997 statistics in the Lawrence Journal-World. Why isn’t the Lawrence school district taking care of the five classrooms housed in the Sunflower portables, one of which should have been condemned? “There aren’t any condemned portables in the district,” Craig Fiegel, assistant superintendent, said.
A LOSS OF INNOCENCE
November 2, 1998
A local playground experience shows us the extent to which some of the pleasures in life have been either abridged or lost. The good news is that some people in authority quickly took proper security measures. The bad news is that our society has deteriorated to the point that it was prudent and necessary to do so.
DEATH
November 2, 1998
The body of a 71-year-old Lawrence woman was found Sunday morning alongside the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10. The woman, whose name was withheld Sunday, was found around 11:22 a.m., when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to a report of a body along the roadside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 2, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1971 turquoise Ford F-100 truck was reported stolen between 11 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Wisconsin. The truck was valued at $1,200.
TOY BOWL RESCHEDULED
November 2, 1998
The annual youth football Toy Bowl at Haskell Stadium was canceled Sunday due to inclement weather and will be played this Sunday instead. The “B” game is at 11 a.m., the “A” game at 1 p.m. and the 7th grade game at 3 p.m. KU soccer upended
SOUND OFF
November 2, 1998
Has Kansas University’s enrollment gone up or down over the past three years? It has gone up slightly during the past three years. The enrollment on KU’s Lawrence campus in fall 1996 was 24,874; in fall 1997 it was 25,108; and in fall 1998 it was 25,155.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
Kansas University quarterback Zac Wegner will undergo a CAT-scan today to determine the extent of damage from his second concussion in two weeks and third in eight months. Modern medicine hasn’t yet concocted a machine to hook up to the rest of the Jayhawks to determine the extent of their emotional wounds after the worst loss to their biggest rival in the Sunflower Showdown’s 96-year history.
ALLISON EARNS $50 PRIZE
November 2, 1998
Morgan Allison of Lawrence edged Rebecca Marquez, also of Lawrence, for the $50 first prize in last week’s Journal-World football contest. Allison and Marquez missed only the Nebraska-Texas game, but Allison came closest to predicting the final score of the tie-breaking Kansas-Kansas State game.
DOCTOR LENDS CROATIA RECONSTRUCTION TALENT
November 2, 1998
A plastic surgeon who works part time in Lawrence donated her time and skill to helping children in Croatia.
U.S. 59 OPINION
November 2, 1998
To the editor: For the following reasons, I am opposed to expanding U.S. 59 and am in favor of constructing a new freeway approximately one mile to the east of current U.S. 59, referred to as the eastern alignment.
ANNETTE MAE MEYER
November 2, 1998
Services for Annette Mae Meyer, 66, Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Meyer died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
SNAKES ALIVE! KU TO HOST HERPETOLOGY CONVENTION THIS WEEK
November 2, 1998
About 200 snake and frog fans from Kansas and across the U.S. are expected in Lawrence over the weekend to attend the Kansas Herpetological Society’s 25th annual convention. “The society’s very first annual meeting was here in 1974,” said Joe Collins of Lawrence, the meeting chairman and adjunct herpetologist at Kansas Biological Survey, “and we thought it appropriate to bring it back to Lawrence for the silver anniversary because so many people from Lawrence were involved in its formation.”
A CONFIRMED INTERNET JUNKIE USES THE WORLD WIDE WEB TO KEEP ON TOP OF POLITICS AND AS A WAY TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
November 2, 1998
As his petite black cat Cricket curls up on a guest’s lap at his home, Paul Jefferson catches up on what Congress has been up to via the World Wide Web. The quiet moment captures two of Jefferson’s major passions in life — computers and politics. In front of his computer, Jefferson just seems at home.
DEATH
November 2, 1998
The body of a 71-year-old Lawrence woman was found Sunday morning alongside the road at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10. The woman, whose name was withheld Sunday, was found around 11:22 a.m., when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to a report of a body along the roadside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
CANDLE CAUSES $400 DAMAGE TO BASEMENT
November 2, 1998
An unattended candle started a fire in a basement on Sunday. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel were called at 9:50 a.m. Sunday to 729 Prescott Ct. for a structure fire. By the time they arrived, at 9:55 a.m., residents had already put the fire out with pails of water.
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE
November 2, 1998
Here are the projects and their estimated costs included in the Lawrence school bond issue to be placed before voters on Tuesday: * New elementary school west of Wakarusa Drive, $6.4 million
(NO HEADLINE)
November 2, 1998
After annihilating two of the nation’s top teams in the past two years, and winning three games this year in the muddy confines of Liston Stadium, the Baker University football team might consider changing its mascot. Perhaps becoming the Mudcats instead of the Wildcats.