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U.S. 59 IDEA TO THE EDITOR,
November 9, 1998
First, let me echo the concerns of those who believe widening Highway 59 would be a shortsighted mistake. How many of you know someone who has died on 59? If a 45 mph speed limit doesn’t work, just add stop signs every other mile. That would put traffic where it belongs. Second, I would like to widen the vision of the new highway to be built to include the eastern leg of the South Lawrence bypass. Imagine the new highway to Ottawa to connect from Highway 10 to East 1750 and proceed southwest. It would cross the Wakarusa River at about 1650 Easst, and follow the high ground south to cross North 600 road at about 1450 East then head due south to cross 56 highway and connect with I-35 just east of Tauy Creek. This would be much easier topography with fewer bridges and culverts.
PANEL DISCUSSION ON RACE SCHEDULED
November 9, 1998
The Lawrence Alliance will hold the fifth in a series of six panel discussions abut race and its effect on Lawrence and Kansas. The event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Three panelists, Roderick Bremby, Ben Zimmerman and Allan Hanson, will focus on civil rights and social activism in Lawrence and beyond, and will offer an opportunity for questions and discussions.
SOUND OFF
November 9, 1998
In basketball they say they are playing the number 4 position, or the 1-2-3 or whatever. What are those positions? And how are the assignments such as forward or power forward decided? No. 1 is the point guard. No. 2 is the shooting guard. No. 3 is the small forward. No. 4 is the power forward. No. 5 is the center. Coaches decide which players fit best into each category.
NONESSENTIAL PLUG-INS GIVE WEB ITS MULTIMEDIA EDGE
November 9, 1998
“This page contains information of the type frap/doodlewham that can only be viewed with the appropriate plug-in. What do you want to do?” You’ve probably seen that kind of message from time to time if you surf the World Wide Web with the Netscape Navigator Web browser. So what DO you want to do?
KURT WAYNE NEIBARGER
November 9, 1998
Services for Kurt Wayne Neibarger, 46, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Saint Peter’s Cemetery, Big Springs. Mr. Neibarger died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at his home. He had been a resident of Lawrence for 17 years.
IN STATE HOUSE, DECISION LOOMS ON LEADERSHIP
November 9, 1998
A Lawrence state representative said he expected two more moderate Republicans to be elected speaker and majority leader of the Kansas House next month.
QUIET TRAGEDY
November 9, 1998
To the editor: A quiet tragedy occurred last weekend in our community, and I cannot get it out of my head.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 9, 1998
Where can I write to Wilt Chamberlain? You can write to the former professional and former Kansas University basketball player at 15216 Antelo Pl., Los Angeles 90077.
MORE YOUTHS PICK THE HABIT
November 9, 1998
Smoking by young people is on the rise despite efforts and trends pointing the other way.
S EXHIBITION VICTORY OVER THE CALIFORNIA ALL-STARS.
November 9, 1998
Kansas sophomore Kenny Gregory converted 14 baskets during the Jayhawks’ exhibition basketball opener on Saturday night. Half of the 6-foot-5 sophomore’s buckets came off crowd-pleasing slam dunks.
VOLUNTEER TOUCHED BY CANCER GIVES EXTRA EFFORT SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
November 9, 1998
A personal episode has made one volunteer’s work more meaningful.
IN 1898
November 9, 1998
On Nov. 9, 1898, the Lawrence World stated: “In police court this morning Mrs. Kelly was fined $50 and costs for running a house of prostitution. The inmates were released. This will doubtless have the effect of cleaning out this disreputable house that has been running so long.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PATIENCE RUNS OUT
November 9, 1998
City officials can’t afford to let a local couple’s failure to live up to a special agreement slide any longer. Four years ago, Lawrence city commissioners bucked neighbors, planning staffers and planning commissioners to try to accommodate a couple’s ambitious restoration plans for a historical Old West Lawrence home.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 88 YEARS A LIFE OF GLOBETROTTING
November 9, 1998
A retired minister, who moved to Lawrence to be near his family, travels and still finds time to direct the choir at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
APPLIANCES ARE DESIGNED TO RILE
November 9, 1998
Don’t you just hate it when you talk your husband into buying a new refrigerator so you can give your old one to your son who has just bought a house and then — 12 years later — when your new refrigerator needs the cooling switch replaced, your husband says, “That refrigerator you said was on its last legs when we gave it to Greg is still going strong!” It seems to me that at a time when people are looking better and lasting longer, appliances should be doing the same thing. But no! They do more tasks, sure — our microwave even knows how to pop popcorn — but the problem is that there are just that many more things to go wrong with them. In the beginning, microwaves only heated water and warmed up leftovers. Now, if you can just figure out how to program it, your microwave can cook a complete Thanksgiving dinner in a fraction of the time it takes to purchase the turkey.
November 9, 1998
A Baldwin artist is lending his talents to a D-Day monument.
S NEVER TOO EARLY TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT DRUGS SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
November 9, 1998
The right time to discuss drugs may be earlier than you think.
A SAD SIGHT
November 9, 1998
The damage done this week in Oak Hill Cemetery should not go unrepaired. It’s happened before, but it still is shocking that anyone — even youngsters — would be entertained by destroying property in a cemetery.
CITIZENSHIP HAS ITS REWARDS, SOUTH STUDENTS LEARN
November 9, 1998
During the month of September, South teachers and staff recognized 35 students for outstanding citizenship, academic performance, and/or effort. Congratulations to all of those South stars! A drawing was then held to select two students from each grade to be lucky Stars for the month of September. The winners received a certificate and a free movie pass. The winners were: Jon Birney and Molly Green, seventh grade; Scott Patterson and Sarah Bagwell, eighth grade; and Adam Hadl and Kristin Teichman, ninth grade. *
JAMES E. KIZER
November 9, 1998
Services for James E. Kizer, 70, Salina, will be at 10 a.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Mr. Kizer died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at his home.
RONALD SCOTT BULLOCK
November 9, 1998
Services for Ronald Scott Bullock, 28, Ozawkie, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka. Casual dress is requested by the family. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Bullock died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, in Hays.
FRANCIS N. ANDERSON
November 9, 1998
Memorial services for Francis Nathaniel Anderson, 73, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, east of Overbrook. Inurnment will follow in Overbrook Cemetery with military honors by the Marine Corps Reserve of Topeka. Mr. Anderson died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
PATTERN SHIFT MAY END WET, COLD WEATHER
November 9, 1998
Although it may be a bit early to tell for sure, next weekend may actually be free of rain, the National Weather Service said Sunday. “It looks like this pattern may be shifting a little bit so we may not be as stormy as we’ve seen it,” said Phillip Bills, forecaster with the NWS in Topeka.
WEST COACH SEAN FRANKLIN RECEIVED COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS ON SUNDAY AT HASKELL STADIUM.
November 9, 1998
At least one bowl game was played with a Lawrence team prevailing as winner this year. Members of the Lawrence Youth Football League took part in the 1998 Toy Bowl on Sunday at Haskell Stadium.
MENTAL ILLNESS GROUP HONORS LOCAL RETIREE
November 9, 1998
The Kansas chapter of NAMI — the National Alliance on Mental Illness — recently honored a Lawrence woman for her support of the state organization. Martha Town recently retired as the superintendent of the Rainbow Mental Health Facility in Kansas City, Kan.
IMPEACH CLINTON
November 9, 1998
To the editor: Democrats have asked the citizens of this nation to forgive a forced admission of guilt by the president for committing perjury by lying under oath. If this is done, then in the future ANY citizen who commits perjury need only apologize! We don’t want an apology — we want JUSTICE!
(NO HEADLINE)
November 9, 1998
I have noticed woodpeckers pecking on our house. They are putting holes in our brand new siding. What can be done to get rid of these birds? Woodpeckers are federally protected. To destroy the bird, residents need a federal permit, said Dennis Bejot with Douglas County Extension Service.
KC MAN WINS $50 PRIZE
November 9, 1998
Patrick Green of Kansas City emerged from a batch of one-miss entries to win last week’s Journal-World football contest and the $50 first prize. Mark Moore and Margaret Shirk, both of Lawrence, tied for second with identical predictions of the final score of the Kansas-North Texas game. They each win a 10-pound turkey.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE COMES TO EUDORA CHURCH
November 9, 1998
Eudora residents are asked to donate blood during a community blood drive on Nov. 16. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the church basement. Donors will receive free cholesterol testing.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 9, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Various items were stolen between 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday from a building at Webster’s Mobile and Modular Sales 801 N. Second. Value of items taken and damage to siding and a door of the building were listed at $5,835 on a police report released Sunday.
SOUND OFF
November 9, 1998
I have noticed woodpeckers pecking on our house. They are putting holes in our brand new siding. What can be done to get rid of these birds? Woodpeckers are federally protected. To destroy the bird, residents need federal permit, Dennis Bejot with Douglas County Extension Service.
S CHAMBER SPONSORING SEMINAR
November 9, 1998
Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a marketing seminar for small business owners from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Baldwin public library. The seminar will be presented by Randee Brady, director of Kansas University Small Business Development Center.
23-14 VICTORY SATURDAY.
November 9, 1998
Rarely did Kansas defensive back Michael Allen leave the sidelines during his sophomore and junior years. Allen has started every game as a senior, however, and he’s been a model of consistency. As a matter of fact, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound strong safety from St. Louis went into last weekend as the Big 12 Conference’s leading tackler.