Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 1998

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HASKELL WOMEN BEAT OTTAWA JV, 69-59
November 11, 1998
Robin Shield scored 17 points and Marinda Lamon added 14 as Haskell Indian Nations University improved to 3-0 with a 69-59 women’s college basketball victory over Ottawa JV on Tuesday night. Devon Townsend chipped in 10 points for Haskell, which turned up the defensive pressure in the second half after being deadlocked at halftime 37-37.
LOOK TO GET OFF THE THANKSGIVING GRAVY TRAIN
November 11, 1998
I’ve been trolling through cookbooks and cooking magazines looking for new side dishes to complement the usual Thanksgiving fare. My intention was to find a couple of things that would be just unusual enough to make the Thanksgiving table interesting without clashing with the heavy Norman Rockwell ideal we have for this holiday. My efforts were largely wasted. The conclusion I can’t escape is that Thanksgiving, while being about gratitude, is also about sameness. While we may say we want to do something that defies tradition, we take our comfort in the fact that the holiday doesn’t change.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 11, 1998
I missed it when you recently printed the address of Ken Burns? Can you list his address again? You can write to the filmmaker at Maple Grove Road, Walpole, N.H. 03608.
EUDORA SENIOR DIES IN TWO-CAR ACCIDENT
November 11, 1998
An 81-year-old Eudora woman was killed in a two-car accident on Kansas Highway 10 Tuesday afternoon. The woman, whose name was not released Tuesday night pending notification of family, was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center from the scene of the crash. She died from her injuries.
TONGANOXIE BOARD RENEWS TWO CONTRACTS
November 11, 1998
The Tonganoxie school board this week renewed mowing and snow removal contracts. The board approved $385-per-mowing payments to Lawn Care Unlimited, which mows the district’s property about 20 times per year, Supt. Richard Erickson said.
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November 11, 1998
The Tonganoxie City Council this week approved rezoning requests for an area of future homes and businesses on the south side of town. The council unanimously approved three rezoning requests and approved a fourth request on a 4-1 vote for the development, which will include 78 single-family homes.
SOUND OFF
November 11, 1998
How can one participate in the KU host program for foreign students? Anyone interested in this program which connects KU international students with host families in Lawrence and the surrounding area should contact Lanny Maddux at 749-2543. The KU Office of International Student Services is seeking families to host students for either Thanksgiving dinner or to stay with a family during the holiday weekend. For more information, call Mike Ediger at 864-3619.
SOUND OFF
November 11, 1998
Why doesn’t KU have a Fill the Stadium football game like they have Fill the Fieldhouse women’s basketball game? “We rely so much on the revenue from football,” said Rick Mullen, director of promotions for the Kansas University athletics department, “that we don’t want to discount tickets. Our goal is to try to fill the stadium without sharp discounts because of our budget needs.”
RONALD EUGENE CATRON
November 11, 1998
Services for Ronald Eugene Catron, 84, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at East Side Baptist Church in Topeka. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Carton died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at his home.
RETIRED TEACHER GIVES $100,000 TO BEGIN KU FUND
November 11, 1998
A retired California teacher has given $100,000 to establish a scholarship fund for students in the Kansas University gerontology program. The gift from Marjorie Kaff of Rocklin, Calif., to the Kansas University Endowment Association has created the Marjorie H. Kaff Geriatric Medicine Scholarship Fund in the KU School of Medicine.
MEETING TO FOCUS ON INTERACTION OF BICYCLESAUTOS
November 11, 1998
A public meeting on the city’s new bicycle/automobile compatibility study is scheduled for Nov. 17 at South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with an explanation of the study that will cover 11 streets, many of them major thoroughfares. The City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and a representative of its consulting firm, TranSystems Corp., of Kansas City, Mo., will take comments until 8 p.m.
PHONE BID TO HELP RING IN NEW SCHOOL
November 11, 1998
The Ottawa school board this week approved a bid for a new telephone system for the new middle school. The board approved a bid of $30,000 from Lucent Technologies for the telephone system, which includes 911 and conference-call capability.
KU VIGIL MARKS VETERANS DAY
November 11, 1998
ROTC cadets at Kansas University begin an annual 24-hour vigil for Veterans Day that will last through 4 p.m. today at the Vietnam Memorial on campus.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT EMERGENCY CALLS
November 11, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
STATE CUTS SOYBEAN ESTIMATES
November 11, 1998
The state lowered by 9 percent the projected size of the Kansas soybean crop, because per-acre yields are not measuring up to what had been anticipated. The November production report on fall-harvested crops, released Tuesday, kept the corn and sorghum grain (milo) estimates at the same level as October, but dropped the anticipated soybean production to 77.5 million from the earlier estimate of 85 million bushels.
HAZING AT FRATERNITY BRINGS KU SANCTIONS
November 11, 1998
Phi Kappa Theta fraternity’s KU chapter must carry out a 10-point plan before it can be reinstated to good standing. From J-W Staff Reports
HALLMARK PREVAILS IN LAWSUIT
November 11, 1998
A jury has sided with Hallmark in an age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee. The case was closely watched because attorneys for the former employee, Ed Maupin, had argued the company should disclose the closely-guarded secret of its net worth.
HELEN W. RINER
November 11, 1998
Services for Helen W. Riner, 63, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Riner died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at her home.
PEOPLE LIKE US
November 11, 1998
To the editor: In these cold rainy days, it’s hard not to think of those without shelter. If you’ve ever mislaid your car or house key, and been locked out in the rain, maybe that’s what it feels like. Yet their plight lasts longer than an hour or two, and they have no neighbors to turn to for a cheering cup of coffee while they wait for the locksmith to arrive.
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November 11, 1998
“Jayhawks” — Australian for “blowout.” “We came here to learn and we certainly learned a lesson tonight,” Australia Geelong coach Terry Kealey said after his Supercats were tamed by Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, 140-78, on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
PROMISE TO RETURN TO HOUSE SCARES AREA FARMER
November 11, 1998
Residents of a Douglas County mobile home are living in fear after two incidents in three days.
IN 1898
November 11, 1998
On Nov. 11, 1898, the Lawrence World observed: “It is to be regretted that there is trouble in football circles. As a matter of fact football in this town has about run its course. True there are great crowds attending animated contests but the steady enthusiasm is gone. Whether this is owing to the management of the association we do not undertake it to say that it is true goes without saying.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ROBBERY CONVICTIONS TO MEAN PRISON TIME
November 11, 1998
The remaining two of five friends arrested for robbing two liquor stores and a fast food restaurant in January pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges, ensuring they will go to prison. Anthony T. Vann, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to carrying a gun during the Jan. 19 robbery of Spirit Liquor, 600 Lawrence.
GEELONG SUPERCATS (78) MINFGFTREBPFTP M-AM-AO-T
November 11, 1998
Clyde Jordan 33 6-13 3-4 1-6 5 15 Matt Wirkowski 28 2-8 0-0 0-1 2 6
CITY ADDS NEW TOOL TO ITS PLANNING KIT
November 11, 1998
When it comes to building a database of the city’s commercial health, Lawrence city commissioners are ready to try out a new tool. Call it inflation adjusted spending per square foot.
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November 11, 1998
If you want to buy stamps or deposit a check today, try the grocery store. The U.S. Postal Service and most banks will be closed for Veterans Day, but contract offices of the post office and Commerce Bank branches in grocery stores will be open.
S FOOTBALL TEAM WILL HOLD A DEMO BOWL ON THURSDAY TO REWARD ITS SCOUT-TEAM TACKLING DUMMIES.
November 11, 1998
It’s generally regarded as bad form to talk trash on the upcoming opponent, but David Hurst figures his smack is for the good of the cause. “I’ll go out on a limb and say we’ll win,” said Hurst, Kansas University’s 6-foot-3, 230-pound freshman tight end from Austin (Texas) McNeil High. “We better win. In fact, I guarantee I’ll have at least three catches.”
PATRICK DEWAYNE GOODMAN
November 11, 1998
Services for Patrick Dewayne Goodman, 29, Eudora, are pending. Mr. Goodman died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at his home.
S EXHIBITION BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA GEELONG.
November 11, 1998
Exhibition games don’t count in the standings … or the record books. Too bad, because Kansas’ men’s basketball players tied for the second most productive offensive output in school history in Tuesday night’s 140-78 drubbing of Australia’s Geelong Supercats at Allen Fieldhouse.
CUSTOMS OFFICIALS ASSIST IN PORN CASE
November 11, 1998
Sheriff’s investigators on Monday spent time processing evidence from a recent child pornography case involving use of the Internet. Because of the potential international implications in the case, Sheriff Loren Anderson’s five-member investigative team on Monday sorted through the man’s computer with the help of U.S. Customs officials.
RETHINK ARTS CENTER
November 11, 1998
It’s not too late to move the Lawrence Arts Center to a more accessible and flexible site. Maybe it’s not too late to get a new arts center for Lawrence that will be a winner in every respect.
CITY SPENDS $54,678
November 11, 1998
on new furniture for city hall With the sound system already in place, Lawrence city commissioners are turning their attention to new furniture for their meeting room.
PATRICK DEWAYNE GOODMAN
November 11, 1998
Services for Patrick Dewayne Goodman, 29, Eudora, are pending. Mr. Goodman died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at his home.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 11, 1998
Sprint bond offering second-biggest ever From J-W Wire Reports
HISTORICAL PLAY TO BE HELD IN LECOMPTON
November 11, 1998
A play about the history of Kansas will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton. There is no admission charge.
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November 11, 1998
The planning commission held a public hearing on Oct. 28 about the request. At the meeting, Richard Good, a representative for Western Resources’ KPL office in Lawrence, said expansion of infrastructure was needed in the northwest part of the city.
WHAT IS FOCACCIA?
November 11, 1998
Focaccia, pronounced Foh-KAH-chee-ah, and pizza are considered to be cousins in the Italian flatbread family. Focaccia is an Italian bread that begins by being shaped into a large, flat shape that is liberally brushed or drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt. Slits cut into the dough’s surface may be stuffed with fresh rosemary before the bread is baked.
HIGH CASE LOAD, CRAMPED QUARTERS CHALLENGE COURTS
November 11, 1998
Douglas County has the fifth largest overall adult probation case load in Kansas, administrative judge says.
STUDENTS LASSO LESSON ON RODEOS
November 11, 1998
Sunset Hill third-grade students rope up a good time at the American Royal.
REPORT OFFERS GRIM STATS ON TEENS
November 11, 1998
An advocacy group says the overall well being of Kansas children rates a “C.”
JACLYN JOHNSON AND LYNN PRIDE SHOULD RETURN TO THEIR FAMILIAR ROLES WHEN KANSAS PLAYS HOST TO LATVIA-CLUB RIGA TONIGHT.
November 11, 1998
Jaclyn Johnson should be back in the starting lineup for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team tonight. Perhaps no one is more thrilled — aside from Johnson herself — than KU junior Lynn Pride.
S GOP STAYS RIGHT
November 11, 1998
A reorganization election for the Douglas County Republican Party resulted in a clean sweep of top offices by the conservative wing.
S SACRIFICE FOR COUNTRY
November 11, 1998
The story is told this Veterans Day of Charles L. Cone, a World War I veteran who never fought but died at home before his time. Editor’s note: James Gilchrist, a graduate of Kansas University, teaches modern English literature and composition at Iowa State University and oversees and teaches a study-abroad course in World War I and modern culture in England, France and Belgium.
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November 11, 1998
A story in Tuesday’s Journal-World about the United Way’s fund-raising campaign contained an error. The agency raised $1,169,000 last year.
SOUND OFF
November 11, 1998
A residential house on Mississippi is being gutted. More than a week ago, they cordoned it off with bright red, asbestos police line-type stuff. One day a bunch of guys wearing masks and gloves were carrying out loads of debris. Does the University now own this house and did it have to pay for the asbestos cleanup? The home on Mississippi Street is owned by KU and will be razed to make way for a new parking garage with entrances from Mississippi and from Oread Avenue. The cost of the demolition, as well as asbestos removal, is part of the project’s cost of $10 million.
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November 11, 1998
* Consider a cereal malt beverage license for Judy’s Junction * Consider the 1998-99 snow- and ice-control manual for the public works department
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November 11, 1998
The New Horizons Band of the Douglas County Senior Services will not play today at Babcock Place. *
BIRTH
November 11, 1998
Stan and Dana Palmer, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
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November 11, 1998
Commissioners will review a conditional use permit for an electrical substation to provide power to meet increased demand on the west side of Lawrence. Western Resources has requested the permit, and the substation would be built on property owned by Francis R. and Frances Wempe near East 902 Road and the South Lawrence Trafficway. According to a Lawrence-Douglas County planning staff report, the undeveloped property is zoned agricultural.
PUZZLING STATEMENT
November 11, 1998
To the editor: The following sentence from the Thursday, Nov. 5, editorial “Election aftermath” puzzled me, and after numerous re-readings I’m still confused. “Mark Buhler has played a vital role in developing the commission into a thoughtful forward-looking body, and now is not the time to try to use the commission as a tool to shape the future of Lawrence and Douglas County.” Should the new commission rewrite Fleetwood Mac and make its theme song “Just stop thinking about tomorrow.”
(NO HEADLINE)
November 11, 1998
Nifty dunk: Kansas sophomore center Eric Chenowith accepted a pass just past halfcourt and broke free for a reverse slam dunk in the second half. “I’ve always dreamed of having a reverse dunk,” the 7-foot Chenowith said after scoring 17 points and grabbing 15 boards in the Jayhawks’ 140-78 exhibition basketball victory over Australia’s Geelong Supercats on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 11, 1998
Lester Earl felt frozen on Tuesday night — and it wasn’t because of the temperature outside Allen Fieldhouse. Earl, Kansas University’s junior forward from Shreveport, La., was “paralyzed,” for a brief moment during the second half of KU’s 140-78 exhibition basketball rout of Australia Geelong.
STREETS TO BE STUDIED
November 11, 1998
Streets to be analyzed as part of the city’s $24,500 bicycle/automobile compatibility study: Naismith Drive, from 23rd Street to the Kansas University campus.
S ATTORNEY ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL
November 11, 1998
An attorney for a man convicted of an August 1997 home invasion is asking for an acquittal or a new trial. Jim George, who represents Cedric Baker, filed the motions following Baker’s conviction on Oct. 9.