Archive for Tuesday, November 17, 1998

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November 17, 1998
Animal rights activists want to stuff an annual event at a Kansas University residence hall in which frozen turkeys are used for bowling. But the hall president said the event would go on as usual, despite a gift of bowling balls donated to the hall Monday by Proponents of Animal Liberation.
PLEA
November 17, 1998
Commissioners say buying land in a flood plain is not a hardship that will inspire them to grant a private road.
S INPUT ON GROWTH PLAN
November 17, 1998
The Baldwin City Council sets a public hearing date on its revitalization plan.
November 17, 1998
The first meeting for Into the Streets Week will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Walnut Room of the Kansas Union. Into the Streets Week is a week of caring sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach that will be held April 5-11. The week is filled with volunteer opportunities to raise awareness and get the campus more involved in improving the community.
BEGINS WITH TREAT AT CJHS
November 17, 1998
All schools within the Lawrence district have activities planned to highlight National Education Week.
COUNTY CANCELS WEDNESDAY MEETING
November 17, 1998
Douglas County commissioners canceled their Wednesday night meeting. Chairman Tom Taul will be out of town, and County Administrator Craig Weinaug said he wasn’t sure Commissioner Dean Nieder would be back from a Kansas Association of Counties meeting in Wichita.
LEAVE CENTENNIAL ALONE
November 17, 1998
Centennial Park should retain its present character, rather than becoming a site for more “improvements.” Why do some city officials and some city residents seem to be obsessed with the idea that changes and additions need to be made in Centennial Park?
CHEERS, NOT JEERS
November 17, 1998
To the editor: Your recent photo and story of the 19th Century home restoration project at 805 Ohio would be more complete if you checked your archives and visited with Old West Lawrence neighbors.
ERB ACADEMIC PICK
November 17, 1998
Defensive back Greg Erb is Kansas’ lone representative on the District VII GTE Academic All-America football team. Erb, a sophomore from Lawrence High, has a 3.71 grade point average in biology.
24-YEAR-OLD REPORTEDLY ASSAULTED
November 17, 1998
A Lawrence man told police he was assaulted with a piece of firewood when three men who followed him home broke windows in a truck and his trailer home. The 24-year-old man said he was driving with a friend in the 1100 block of Mississippi at 2:35 a.m. Saturday when a man standing in the middle of the street made an obscene gesture. Two other men ran into the street, he said, and they all began pounding on his vehicle.
NEW RETAIL DEVELOPMENT EYED FOR 647 MASS. MERCANTILE CLOSING BRANCH
November 17, 1998
Street-level retail and upper-story office development will replace the small lobby and drive-through bank near Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1998
Has anyone investigated the possibility of the collaboration day starting late instead of dismissing early? Students might be less likely get in trouble in the afternoons because many would be sleeping late in the morning. While the idea has been discussed, it is not the best alternative, said Lawrence Education Assn. president Lois Orth-Lopes.
NORTH LAWRENCE LOSES ITS GROCER
November 17, 1998
Chris’s Fresh Market Place was shut down Saturday. The reason is still a mystery.
DISTRICT EYES APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNET
November 17, 1998
About 50 people heard how technology might link Lawrence public schools and the community in the coming years.
POLICE ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT
November 17, 1998
Charges were filed Monday against the second of two men who allegedly broke into the house of a sleeping Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy. Preston Patterson, 21, remained in the Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bond. He was arrested for aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit theft and criminal damage to property.
NCAA CROSS COUNTRY FIELD SET
November 17, 1998
Four individuals and 26 teams received at-large bids Monday to the NCAA men’s and women’s cross country championships next Monday at Rim Rock Farm. The 13 men’s squads joining the 18 automatic qualifiers are Arizona, Butler, Central Michigan, Duke, Iona, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Missouri, Portland, South Florida, Washington State, William and Mary and Wisconsin.
IN 1898
November 17, 1998
On Nov. 17, 1898, the Lawrence World noted: “Lawrence people should appreciate the importance of the coming sanitary convention which meets in this city December 8 and 9. The times has come when it is necessary to take precautions. In the past the people of the west have felt that it did not make any difference, that the air purified our towns any way, but now the fact has dawned upon us that we must fight disease by the same methods they use in the east.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
(NO HEADLINE)
November 17, 1998
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information about a meat processing plant in DeSoto. The plant was gigged during a state inspection a few months ago, allegedly for a dirty floor in a smoke room, not for a significant sanitary problem as was reported.
THERESIA JULIANA CLOUSE
November 17, 1998
Services for Theresia Juliana Clouse, 89, Minot, were held Nov. 7 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 17, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A power projector and other items valued on a police report at $4,680 were stolen between 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 11 a.m. Wednesday from Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
DENVER BOLTED TO A 14-0 LEAD AND HANDED KANSAS CITY ITS FIFTH STRAIGHT LOSS.
November 17, 1998
The Kansas City Chiefs are history, while the Denver Broncos are busy making a little of their own. Unbeaten Denver pounded the Chiefs, 30-7, Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium, making them the first team to go 10-0 since the 1990 San Francisco 49ers did it the year after beating Denver in the Super Bowl.
DEREGULATION COSTS
November 17, 1998
To the editor: I disagree, in part, with Robert Reno’s Nov. 5 column on deregulation, especially what he writes about the airlines. If the airlines were to discontinue the “Hub and Spoke” Routing System, airline fares would be substantially higher.
DOWNTOWN PIER 1 STORE MOVING TO S. IOWA
November 17, 1998
The import retailer will move by late next year to a new store being built on South Iowa Street.
DONALD EUGENE VOLLE
November 17, 1998
Services for Donald Eugene Volle, 55, Grantville, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grantville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Grantville Cemetery. Mr. Volle died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital.
BIRTHS
November 17, 1998
Thane and Teresa Westermeyer, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Katharina Obermoser and Mike Ruef, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
QUAKERS AWAITING KU MEN
November 17, 1998
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will meet Pennsylvania tonight in Philadelphia. Tipoff is 7:05 p.m. at The Palestra.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO LEASE MUNICIPAL COURT AREA
November 17, 1998
The battle for space continues with Douglas County offering to compensate the city for using an area in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 17, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A power projector and other items valued on a police report at $4,680 were stolen between 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and 11 a.m. Wednesday from Lawrence High School, 1901 La., police reported Monday.
KANSAS (1-0) F — NICK BRADFORD (6-6) F — KENNY GREGORY (6-5)
November 17, 1998
C — Eric Chenowith (7-0) G — Ryan Robertson (6-5)
COUNCIL SEEKS INPUT ON POSSIBLE PROJECTS
November 17, 1998
The Lecompton City Council on Monday OK’d a survey seeking residents’ input on possible future projects. The survey, which will be mailed this week to every household in town, will give the council direction when deciding on future projects, Mayor Roy Paslay said.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1998
Where can I write to accordian player Myron Floran? You can write to the composer-musician at 26 Georgeff Rd., Rolling Hills, Calif. 90274.
OVERBROOK DRAWS RECORD AUCTION
November 17, 1998
Pleasant weather and a grain surplus conspired Monday to bring hundreds of eager buyers and sellers and a record number of cattle into Overbrook.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1998
Where can I write to Billy Joel? You can write to the singer-songwriter at 200 W. 57th St., No. 308, New York, N.Y. 10019.
ELECTION OFFICIAL: KEEP GUIDES AWAY FROM POLLS
November 17, 1998
Christian Coalition voter guides illegally found their way into polling sites throughout the 3rd Congressional District, including Lawrence.
BEANIE BABIES, CARS STOLEN FROM TRAILER
November 17, 1998
An Omaha, Neb., man awoke Saturday morning to find his collected treasures missing — the victims of a thief in the night. Tony Stark brought stuffed animals and metal cars to the city for the Lawrence Toy & Automobilia Show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday. At 6:05 a.m. Saturday, when he checked his trailer in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald, the 40 boxes were gone.
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR PROPOSES ON-CALL POLICY
November 17, 1998
The county public works department may institute an on-call policy paying employees $15 a day for being on standby.
APPLAUSE FOR UNITED WAY
November 17, 1998
Everyone associated with this year’s United Way fund drive should be proud. Congratulations to all those who played a role in helping this year’s United Way campagin exceed its goal of $1.25 million.
November 17, 1998
A child welfare panel meets for ongoing monitoring of privatization efforts.
BYU WOMEN SET SIGHTS ON NATIONAL CC CROWN
November 17, 1998
The top-ranked Cougars are optimistic about defending their NCAA cross country championship.
SOUND OFF
November 17, 1998
What does the SZL stand for on the weather channel’s radar summary? It stands for Knob Noster, Mo., or Whiteman Air Force Base, said Mike Akulow, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka.