Archive for Thursday, November 5, 1998

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S CAMERA LENS FOCUSES ON WILDLIFENATURE
November 5, 1998
A collection of award-winning photos by Jim Brandenburg is on display at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum.
DAYS OF DEAD EXHIBIT SHOWS OFF TOY SKELETONS
November 5, 1998
“Los Dias de Los Muertos (`The Days of the Dead’),” an exhibit exploring the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead, is showing through Nov. 22 at the Museum of Anthropology in Spooner Hall on the Kansas University campus. Throughout Mexico, the period around Nov. 1-2 is set apart for the celebration. Focused on family and community, it is a time for reunion not only for the living, but also for the spirits of the dead, who are believed to return to be with their relatives.
November 5, 1998
Brian Kubota fielded several phone calls Wednesday from friends and supporters of his campaign for 1st District Douglas County commissioner, reassuring him he didn’t let them down. But after several hours of consideration, Kubota still couldn’t put his finger on what cost him the race. At Johnny’s after the election results came in pegging him at 4,012 votes to Democrat Charles Jones’ 4,333, Kubota said he wanted to think about the election overnight.
S ANSWERS ON THE ROAD
November 5, 1998
This tour is do-or-die for the North Carolina indie rock band.
KU GATHERS AID FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE
November 5, 1998
Responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in Latin America, Kansas University faculty and students have joined forces to gather food, clothing and other essentials for victims. The effort is being spearheaded by Megan Hope, KU graduate student and president of Latin American Solidarity, and Silvia Gonzalez, graduate student in anthropology from Honduras.
KU GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSOR DIES
November 5, 1998
Lonn Beaudry, Kansas University associate professor of design, died at his Kansas City, Mo., home Oct. 28. He was 45. A KU faculty member since 1986, Beaudry taught several courses in graphic design and was a finalist for the H.O.P.E. award for excellence in teaching in 1989.
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1998
How much did KU spend promoting football ticket sales this year? How did that translate into improved ticket sales when the stadium is relatively empty? KU spent $250,000, an increase of $100,000 from the previous year. “We believe our exposure in the public market was dramatically increased in light of more public season ticket sales for 1998,” said Janelle Martin, associate director of athletics.
OFFICERS ARREST SUSPECTS DURING SEARCH FOR DRUGS
November 5, 1998
While police and drug investigators were searching a house for drugs Tuesday night, they were interrupted by an alleged customer, money in hand. Police didn’t release how much crack cocaine and money they recovered from the East Lawrence house in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania, but did say a “substantial” amount was seized.
EX-JAYHAWK WARNER ACTIVATED BY SAINTS
November 5, 1998
Ron Warner, a seventh-round draft pick from Kansas, was activated by the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday. Warner, a linebacker, had been on the Saints’ injured list since Aug. 25. He had undergone surgery for a knee injured in a college all-star game.
WANTED: GOOD CAUSES SEEK STUDENTS
November 5, 1998
A volunteer fair will give high school students a chance to donate their talents.
AUDITIONS SLATED FOR HOLIDAY SHOW
November 5, 1998
Open auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the Seem-To-Be Players’ holiday show, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Auditions will be held on the first floor of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, across from the Seem-To-Players’ office. Callbacks will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ROADS PAVE WAY FOR JEFFERSON CO. BOARD CANDIDATE
November 5, 1998
A newly-elected member of the Jefferson County Commission said he wants to concentrate on improving the county’s roads.
PERRY CITY CONSIDERS ABATEMENT FOR SAW MILL
November 5, 1998
Perry city council members on Wednesday night said they would consider tax abatements for a potential new sawmill business that could bring several jobs to town. Joey Crenshaw, owner of Crenshaw Mill of Chillicothe, Mo., is considering moving his business to town.
LAND OF OZ HIRES MARKETING FIRM
November 5, 1998
Promoters of a Land of Oz theme park have hired a Michigan company to market the project being planned for a corner of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. Visual Services Inc. was named exclusive marketing provider for the $585 million park and resort that developers hope to open in 2002. Much federal and state red tape remains to be cleared before work could begin on the big project east of Lawrence.
OUR TOWN
November 5, 1998
Mo Valley AAU Names Amyx: Rachel Amyx, a member of the Lawrence Flames sixth grade team, has been named the most outstanding AAU basketball player for the 10-plus age group in the Missouri Valley Region. *
MAUDIE F. COUCH
November 5, 1998
Services for Maudie F. Couch, 91, Eudora, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hesper Friends Church, south of Eudora. Burial will be in Deay Cemetery, rural Douglas County. Mrs. Couch died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
FRENCH FARM INSPIRES PAINTINGS
November 5, 1998
Artist Kathryn Jankus Day says her latest works are “representational, but not in a realistic way.”
COMMITTEE SELECTS STUDENTS FOR HONOR RECITAL
November 5, 1998
The annual fall Undergraduate Honor Recital at Kansas University will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. A faculty committee selected eight students to perform. The 1998 Honor Recital line-up features:
TWO LAWRENCE RESIDENTS ARE COMBINING THEIR TALENTS IN A SCIENCE FICTION COMIC BOOK SERIES.
November 5, 1998
Lawrence artist Dale Martin was fascinated with comics at an early age. He grew up reading all the DC and Marvel comic books, and was especially drawn to the images created by Jim Aparo (“Batman”) and Will Eisner (“The Spirit”). So it was probably to no one’s surprise when at age 14 the Wichita youngster wrote, designed and illustrated his first comic book, “The Guy with a Hammer,” a satire on the superheroes found in comic book series at that time.
S REMOVAL REQUEST
November 5, 1998
Lawrence Landscape wants permission to revise its conditional-use permit to allow additional topsoil removal. However, neighbors of the 5-acre “dirt farm” say any more dirt removal will heighten the possibility of flooding. The company asked Douglas County commissioners for permission to remove a total of 18 inches of topsoil instead of the 12 inches originally permitted.
ART CENTER OPTION
November 5, 1998
To the editor: A couple of months ago David Holroyd wrote a letter suggesting that a new arts center building be located somewhere in the block bounded by Eighth and Ninth streets and New Hampshire and Rhode Island. His suggestion made excellent sense to me. He suggested ground level parking with an arts center built over the parking. Little of present parking would be lost. The question I wondered about was how to pay for additional parking construction, added to the arts center budget.
SUSPECT IN RAPE ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO INTERNET PORN
November 5, 1998
A Eudora man faces rape and aggravated criminal sodomy charges involving a 6-year-old Baldwin girl after authorities seized his computer. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said the 26-year-old suspect — who remains in the county jail on $200,000 bond —might have posted child pornography on the Internet. A computer taken from the suspect’s house in Eudora about 6 p.m. Tuesday is evidence in the case.
RISK LEADS TO AWARD FOR TEACHER AT HASKELL
November 5, 1998
Dan Wildcat is named the 1998 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
COUNTY BANS PRIVATE ROADS
November 5, 1998
Douglas County commissioners vote to outlaw private roads as part of a package of proposals designed to help planners better manage rural growth.
HASKELL STUDENTS LEAVING MARK ON LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
November 5, 1998
Haskell natural resources students were honored for their efforts to protect the nation’s precious natural resources.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A professional tripod valued at $5,875 was stolen Saturday from News TV Corp. in the 1000 block of Vermont.
ANN MARGARET BAKER
November 5, 1998
Services for Ann Margaret Baker, 85, Kearney, Neb., will be announced by Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Becker died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney.
OTTAWA TO ASSESS OPENING FLOODGATES
November 5, 1998
City officials in Ottawa today will assess whether to open floodgates protecting the city from the Marais des Cygnes River. “We’ll take a look at it to see how far the river has gone down,” said Andy Haney, city public works director.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 5, 1998
Whatever happened to the actor who played “Corky” on the old TV series “Life Goes On”? Chris Burke, “Life Goes On’s” Corky Thatcher, continues to work in television, including the recurring role of an angel on CBS’ “Touched by an Angel.” Now 33, he serves as the National Down Syndrome spokesman.
RAIN MEMORIES
November 5, 1998
To the editor: Please excuse my sarcasm in thanking city officials for finally bringing flood relief to the West Third Street and South Michigan Street area. Some of them would not even agree it was more than a minor storm drainage problem. Of course I am positive they were not in this area during the tail-end of even a short 1 1/2-inch rain. I also doubt that they have seen some of the basements in the area after said rains, much less during such rains. Even after being called a liar so many times, during my 32-plus years at this address, I am happier. I showed this in my answer to one of the workers (a foreman) who asked me this past Saturday morning if I would not be happy when they finished and cleaned up the area. My answer, “It was 32 years ago this past August or September (1966) when a city official stood in front of 302 Michigan and told us the flood we had just endured was a hundred-year rain and maybe even a 500-year rain. He also said that we would not have another rain such as this during our lifetime.” Maybe I have just lived too long, because I cannot remember how many such “rains” we have had, but a conservative estimate would be 30. I have even had to have three of my basement walls shored up at my own expense (more than $6,000).
ELECTION AFTERMATH
November 5, 1998
Republicans were unable to deliver the large congressional gains many observers had predicted. Election results have hardly been verified and already attention is being focused on the 2000 elections and how this week’s results will affect the presidential campaign.
WILDLIFE BEAUTY
November 5, 1998
What: “The Photography of Jim Brandenburg.” When: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The exhibit shows through Jan. 17.
LAWRENCE MUSIC LEGEND, CITY BAND LEADER BILL KELLY DIES
November 5, 1998
The longtime director of the city band and co-founder of the Plymouth Congregational Church bell choir has died.
November 5, 1998
A lecture by a noted scholar on French Baroque music will be one of the highlights of Kansas University’s first Early Music Festival.
SOUNDS OF THE PAST
November 5, 1998
What: “L’Esprit Musical Francais,” a weekend of early French music. Events: * Oread Baroque Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa.
EXHIBIT, LANTERN-WALK MARK SEASONAL CHANGE
November 5, 1998
The Lawrence Arts Center hopes to help ease the transition from autumn to winter.
OLATHE NORTH, 0-6 AGAINST LAWRENCE HIGH IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS, WILL SEEK ITS FIRST POSTSEASON VICTORY OVER THE LIONS IN THE STATE QUARTERFINALS ON FRIDAY.
November 5, 1998
Three seasons and two state championships later Olathe North still remembers the 1995 state semifinal. On a snowy November night at Haskell Stadium in ‘95, Lawrence High knocked off unbeaten O-North, 32-7, for the most lopsided playoff contest between the two schools. A month after the victory, LHS ticked off Olathe North even more by printing shirts declaring, “Any time, any place, any weather.”
ERA ENDS AS MASONRY FIRM IS SOLD
November 5, 1998
Morton’s has been providing brick, block and other masonry products in Lawrence for more than 50 years.
S PRESEASON POLL.
November 5, 1998
Big 12 coaches and media seem to think alike. League writers and broadcasters on Wednesday copied the league’s men’s basketball coaches in picking Kansas second behind Oklahoma State in the annual preseason media poll.
S FOOTBALL VICTORY TOTAL OF FIVE.
November 5, 1998
Kansas State provided Terry Allen his first victory as a head football coach back in 1989. But the Wildcats gave Allen something more important four years earlier — a lesson in the ways of the life of a head college football coach.
BIRTHS
November 5, 1998
Mary and J.C. Long, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Emma Martin, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
OPERA SINGER AUDITIONS IN N.Y.
November 5, 1998
Lawrence singer Karin Paludan has high aspirations. So watch out, Kathleen Battle and Cecilia Bartoli.
WILLIAM L. KELLY
November 5, 1998
Memorial services for William L. Kelly, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Kelly died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at his home.
MITCHELL SERVICES
November 5, 1998
A memorial organ recital for R. Franklin Mitchell, 81, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Mr. Mitchell died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
S WIN: ONE FOR BOOKS, PROF SAYS
November 5, 1998
Political science majors can study Dennis Moore’s victory over Vince Snowbarger as a textbook example of how to knock off an incumbent.
RISES ABOVE THE GORE
November 5, 1998
A Southwest flavor and engrossing characters make this blood-fest a treat for the senses.
ASSAULT VICTIM FACES DRUG CHARGES
November 5, 1998
A Lawrence resident who was assaulted with a shotgun over the weekend was arrested Wednesday after a brief chase. Police tried to stop Henry Phillip Carter, 22, for erratic driving at 3:17 a.m. Wednesday in East Lawrence. However, Carter fled, then bailed from his car near Crest Court and Crestline Drive north of the Lawrence Country Club. Carter ran on foot, but police caught him.
PATSY J. LESHER
November 5, 1998
Graveside services for Patsy J. Lesher, 71, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Longwood Cemetery, east of Ponca City, Okla. Mrs. Lesher, a former Hoisington resident, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Lawrence. She was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Oxford, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Doris Harp.
A REAL SUPER BUFFET
November 5, 1998
What: Peking Taste Chinese Restaurant, 2210 Iowa (behind Hastings Books, Records and Video store). Hours: From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 5, 1998
Love might be the international language, but referee bashing is a close second. Kansas University’s women’s basketball team defeated Myjava Slovakia, 76-64, on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, in an exhibition that featured a 25-12 foul deficit and two technicals called against the visiting team.
IN 1898
November 5, 1998
On Nov. 5, 1898, the Lawrence World commented: “The maddest man in this town the next day after Halloween is the fellow we used to know in years ago as the meanest player of pranks, on such an occasion that we ever knew. It is only another case of whose ox is gored.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
(NO HEADLINE)
November 5, 1998
Darrell Dickey is plenty familiar with Kansas University and KU’s Memorial Stadium. Dickey, the University of North Texas’ first-year football coach, lived in Lawrence two years when his father, Jim, was a KU assistant coach back in 1973 and ‘74. The younger Dickey went to school at Kansas State, where he was a four-year starter at quarterback.
76-64 EXHIBITION VICTORY.
November 5, 1998
The Kansas University women’s basketball team and Myjava Slovakia exchanged goodwill gifts before their exhibition game Wednesday night. Over the next 40 minutes, they exchanged other things — elbows, low blows, hacks and chops — in a brutally physical exhibition that almost turned into an international incident.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 5, 1998
What: “Lanterns, Lamps and Luminaria.” When: Today through Dec. 3.
FORMER ROCKETTE KICKS UP HER HEELS
November 5, 1998
A nontraditional dance student at Kansas University has already had her day on Broadway.
STUDENTS SEE THE BRIGHT SIDE OF EARLY MORNING CLASSES
November 5, 1998
Zero hour courses offer Lawrence high school students more class options and the chance to leave early at the end of the day.
CHINESE BUFFET OFFERS GOOD FOOD AT GOOD PRICE
November 5, 1998
Peking Taste has found success despite its relatively hidden location.
SOUND OFF
November 5, 1998
Why doesn’t Lawrence High School have a weighted GPA? Neither Lawrence High School nor Free State High School has a weighted grade-point average.
SMALL VENUES, FAVORITE BANDS SERVE AS MUSICAL INSPIRATION
November 5, 1998
The Mag’s new music writer has both a classical and rock background. Editor’s note: Chris Bulgren, the new music writer for The Mag, was asked to introduce himself in his first column for our arts and entertainment magazine. His column will appear twice a month and contain information about the Lawrence music scene. If you have any tidbits you’d like to share with him, please call the Journal-World at 832-7146 or e-mail him at cbulgren@ljworld.com.