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November 13, 1998
Lawrence residents need to be sure to protect their civil rights, a panelist at a Lawrence Alliance discussion said. “Anything that has been granted to you can be taken away,” Ben Zimmerman with the Freedom Coalition said. “Nothing is forever and nothing is for sure.”
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
November 13, 1998
Hannah Lee Beeghley, 19, Baldwin, and Malcolm Markley, 19, New Paris, Ohio. Jason D. Boswell, 25, Lawrence, and Amy March, age unavailable, Lawrence.
SOUTHWEST 9TH PREVAILS
November 13, 1998
Becca Phipps scored 14 points, Emily Yessen scored 13 and Ashley Ferrington added 10 points and 13 steals as Southwest’s ninth grade defeated Kickapoo Indian, 60-25, in junior high girls basketball Thursday at Southwest. Southwest (4-3) will travel to West on Tuesday. Southwest 8th romps
MUSEUM TO HOST CURRENCY EVENT
November 13, 1998
“Lawrence Paper Money and Bank Notes” will be the focus of Steve Whitfield’s presentation at this month’s “Know Your Antiques” session at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum of History. Whitfield’s presentation will include an overview about paper money. He will also discuss the different kinds of paper money one can collect — Confederate notes, college currency, Depression scrip and U.S. and Colonial currency. He will display materials showing what is available in the area of paper-money collecting and share stories related to Lawrence’s banking history.
SOUND OFF
November 13, 1998
Why was a police officer arrested for operating under the influence only held in jail for 1 1/2 hours, then released? If that had been anyone else they would have kept them in the jail until the next day around 3 or 4 p.m. Why is that? “There was no preferential treatment,” Douglas County Deputy Mary Thiry said.
HOME
November 13, 1998
Using a license plate number, Lawrence police tracked down one of two Lawrence men suspected of breaking into the home of a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy while he was asleep. Shane J. White, 20, was expected to appear in Douglas County District Court at 3 p.m. today to answer to charges of aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, theft of more than $500 but less than $25,000, and criminal damage to property.
SECOND DIP ENDS ROCKY-ROAD WOES
November 13, 1998
The new drainage dip is part of a $1.42 million flood-control project in an area bordered by Second, Third, Michigan and Arkansas streets.
COMMUNITY NURSERY HOLDS FALL FAIR
November 13, 1998
The Lawrence Community Nursery will hold its 27th Annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school, 645 Ala. The annual arts and crafts fair will feature beef and vegetable chili, a bake sale and prize drawings.
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November 13, 1998
With his volleyball team dominating Kansas on Thursday night, Texas coach Jim Moore’s players were relaxed and couldn’t stop smiling. All the Jayhawks could do was grin and bear it.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS PEEK AT QUANTRILL MOVIE
November 13, 1998
A new film about Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, to be released next year, is being targeted for the Cannes Film Festival.
S BASKETBALL …
November 13, 1998
Q. Kansas didn’t have a single player on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team. Does that mean the Jayhawks will struggle in 1998-99? A. Not necessarily. Roy Williams doesn’t have a star, but the KU coach has the deepest bench in the league. That means two things — one, the Jayhawks have the best chance of surviving the 16-game conference grind and two, they should be fresher than most teams by the time the NCAA Tournament rolls around.
MUSEUM TO HOST CURRENCY EVENT
November 13, 1998
“Lawrence Paper Money and Bank Notes” will be the focus of Steve Whitfield’s presentation at this month’s “Know Your Antiques” session at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum of History. Whitfield’s presentation will include an overview about paper money. He will also discuss the different kinds of paper money one can collect — Confederate notes, college currency, Depression scrip and U.S. and Colonial currency. He will display materials showing what is available in the area of paper-money collecting and share stories related to Lawrence’s banking history.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT CONDITION REPORTS
November 13, 1998
* Josh Glaster was in good condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following a head-on collision Wednesday night on the Kansas Highway 10 bypass just south of the Kansas Turnpike. The driver of the other vehicle, Mike Thiry, was in stable condition at the Kansas University Medical Center Thursday night. Emergency calls
TAYLOR
November 13, 1998
Mass of Christian burial for Beryl D. “Buzz” Taylor, 45, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Cremation will follow. Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at a local hospital.
NUMERAL, DAY GET BAD RAP, PROFESSOR SAYS
November 13, 1998
Friday the 13th is a day with a historically bad reputation, a tag that continues today.
BALDWIN GETS CROP OF NEW BUSINESSES
November 13, 1998
Seven ribbon cuttings in one day gives an indication of the growth this little southern Douglas County town is hoping for.
ANTHONY LANG
November 13, 1998
Services for Anthony Lang, infant son of Andrew and Kathryn Lang, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington, Minn. Burial will be in Arlington Public Cemetery. Anthony was stillborn Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SATURDAY LAST CHANCE TO RECYCLE BRUSHLIMBS
November 13, 1998
Saturday is the last day this year for dropping off residential brush, tree branches and wood waste for recycling by the city’s department of parks and recreation. The drop-off site is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the city’s forestry lot, at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue.
RUTH MARIE BRYANT
November 13, 1998
Graveside services for Ruth Marie Bryant, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood. Mrs. Bryant died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, in Lawrence.
ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY FARMING TO BE TOPIC
November 13, 1998
The 5th Annual Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Roundup will be Dec. 5 at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan. Special guest speakers will be Richard and Peggy Sechrist of Fredericksburg, Tex. The couple will talk about their 1,000-acre ranch and their grass-fed, drug-free beef and poultry operations. Various conference workshops will focus on niche marketing and how farmers can integrate environmentally sound methods into their marketing strategies.
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November 13, 1998
What happened to the old ladder truck that used to be in South Park? Is it being restored and will it be on public display sometime? The fire truck — the city’s first aerial ladder truck — was removed from its spot in South Park because of safety concerns, and then lent to a local resident for restoration.
SOUND OFF
November 13, 1998
Has there been a previous football season where KU, Kansas State and Missouri have all beaten Colorado? The last time was 1984. Kansas won, 28-27. Missouri won, 52-7. And Kansas State won, 38-6. Colorado finished with a 1-10 record that season.
PUBLIC ASKED TO HELP MAP OUT ROAD PLAN
November 13, 1998
Two meetings are planned next week for a corridor study of major highways and roads between Kansas City and Topeka. The study, called the Kaw Connects Study, covers six counties in a 2,200-square-mile area. Lawrence is located near the center of the study area.
S SMITH HALL TARGET OF VANDALISMAGAIN
November 13, 1998
For the fifth time since April, windows and peace of mind were shattered at the home of KU’s religious studies department.
DISMISSALS
November 13, 1998
Jennifer Ray and baby boy, Ottawa. Dana Palmer and baby boy, Lawrence.
EAST LAWRENCE GROUP TO ELECT NEW OFFICERS
November 13, 1998
The East Lawrence Improvement Assn. will elect officers at its next general meeting, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at New York School, 936 New York. Committees will also be formed at this meeting.
CHURCHES REACT TO MITCH
November 13, 1998
Ecumenical Christian Ministries is serving as a drop-off point for donations to help hurricane-ravaged Central America.
KU STUDENT FACES RAPE CHARGES AFTER PARTY
November 13, 1998
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a Kansas University student with rape and sexual battery in the wake of a party gone awry last month at Ellsworth Hall. Two female KU students who attended the party, both residents of Ellsworth, were the alleged victims of the 18-year-old freshman, a resident of the hall’s third floor at the time.
VIRGINIA L. INMAN
November 13, 1998
Graveside services for Virginia L. Inman, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Inman died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at a Lawrence health-care center.
UNITED WAY AGENCY SURPASSES $1.25 MILLION GOAL
November 13, 1998
For the first time in several years, the United Way of Douglas County met and surpassed its fund-raising goal. The agency raised $1,275,595 during its 1998-99 campaign. “This is the most we’ve ever raised,” Hank Booth, chair of the fund drive, said. This year’s goal was $1.25 million.
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November 13, 1998
Ted Chesarek scored 17 points and Matt Dixey 12 in Haskell’s 89-63 men’s basketball victory over Missouri Valley JC on Thursday night. “We probably played 20 minutes pretty well,” Haskell coach Al Gipp said. “After we built our lead, we matched baskets for a while.”
KANSAS STATE FOOTBALL FAITHFUL HOPE 30 YEARS OF SEEING RED WILL END SATURDAY WITH A NEBRASKA LOSS TO THE WILDCATS IN MANHATTAN.
November 13, 1998
Shipbuilders declared the Titanic unsinkable. Skeptics proclaimed man would never walk on the moon.
S BASKETBALL TEAM, 24-10 A YEAR AGO, OPENS THE REGULAR SEASON AGAINST NO. 8-RANKED KANSAS TONIGHT. TIPOFF IS 7:05 P.M. AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
November 13, 1998
Fans’ cheers can make it hard to hear at Allen Fieldhouse. So don’t be surprised if second-year Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Dan Monson uses flash cards to communicate with his players during tonight’s regular-season opener against eighth-ranked Kansas.
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November 13, 1998
Stirling Hall and his son were just trying to find an old truck they could fix when they ran across something interesting in the bed of one of the vehicles. They pulled out a grocery bag containing a green leafy substance.
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November 13, 1998
Kristy Morton, Ottawa Ottawa High junior Kristy Morton was inadvertently omitted from last week’s Journal-World all-area girls cross country team.
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November 13, 1998
Santa Fe Trail and Tonganoxie, two of the top-ranked teams in Class 4A and co-champions of the Kaw Valley League, both landed two players on the Journal-World small class all-area volleyball team. Juniors Trudy Carter and Jessica Johnson, who led SFT to a third-place finish at the 4A state tournament, represented the Chargers on the all-area team. Senior Misty Ingerson and junior Sara Poje were the two Chieftains on the squad.
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November 13, 1998
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation is looking for donations for the food baskets it distributes to low-income families before Thanksgiving and Christmas. ECKAN needs cash donations as well as businesses willing to adopt families, said Gary Miller, who does public relations for the agency.
GINGERBREAD CONTEST FORMS DUE TODAY
November 13, 1998
Entry form for the Fifth Annual Gingerbread House Contest are due today. Forms for the contest, which is sponsored by the Eldridge Hotel and benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County, are available at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters office and the hotel, 701 Mass.
GRANT STUDENTS CATCH POLKA FEVER
November 13, 1998
Students at Grant School get a taste of the polka gospel “accordion” to Hennessy.
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November 13, 1998
Why aren’t there any sidewalks on Riverridge Road, between North Michigan Street and North Iowa? Are there any plans in the future to put sidewalks on that road? Many children walk to Riverside School on that road. “Riverridge Road is an old county road with roadside ditches,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “It is not built to city standards (although) there is a small portion of sidewalk on the west end of the south side, for the kids of that subdivision to walk to school.”
PARALYZING SPLIT
November 13, 1998
Deep rifts within the Douglas County Republican Party are inhibiting the party’s ability to perform its basic job of recruiting and supporting GOP candidates. What does it mean to be a Republican in Douglas County?
S DEFENSE-DOMINATED DEMO BOWL.
November 13, 1998
Kansas University football coach Terry Allen expected defense to dominate the Demo Bowl, and the D didn’t disappoint. But the Jayhawks proved they won’t be complete bereft of offensive punch in the future.
CHILD WELFARE OFFICIAL RESIGNS
November 13, 1998
A trailblazer in privatization of the state’s foster care services is leaving government to launch a consulting business.