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November 19, 1998
BULLETIN — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that bars work from progressing on the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released today a decision that upholds U.S. District Judge Tom Van Bebber’s ruling last year that barred Douglas County and the Kansas Department of Transportation from taking any action and speding money on the eastern leg of the trafficway until officials completed a supplemental environmental impact statement.
REPORTS
November 19, 1998
* Bryan Dee Phillips, 32, was arrested by Baldwin police on charges of possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of the legal process and fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer. Phillips is listed as a transient on Douglas County Jail records. He was booked into the jail at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, and released at 1:42 p.m. after posting $3,750 bond. * James Daniel Shoemaker, 20, Eudora, was arrested on warrants for possession with intent to sell marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, contributing to child misconduct and no tax stamp. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, and released at 5:31 p.m. on his own recognizance.
POLICE: SUSPECT SUPPLIED METH IN LAWRENCEEUDORA
November 19, 1998
Drug investigators raided a Lawrence apartment Tuesday night, shutting down an apparent methamphetamine supplier to Eudora. An undercover drug investigator allegedly bought $1,000 worth of methamphetamine from Martin Stutzman, 18, three days this week, leading to his arrest.
DIVORCES
November 19, 1998
Craig A. Stancliffe, Lawrence, and Elizabeth J.L. Stancliffe, Lawrence. Barbara K. Johannes, Lawrence, and Kenneth R. Johannes, Lawrence.
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November 19, 1998
I recently read where Lawrence hired a new city judge. It didn’t indicate how much the salary was that the taxpayers are paying. Could you please list that so everyone can see how much the city judge is being paid? City Manager Mike Wildgen appointed local attorney Randy McGrath as municipal judge effective Oct. 1. McGrath’s annual salary is $27,000.
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November 19, 1998
I live in Lawrence. Now that it’s squirrel season is it OK to shoot squirrels who are digging holes in my lawn if I use a BB gun or a pellet gun? No, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
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November 19, 1998
BETTY M. GILGES-TOUMBERLIN Private services for Betty M. Gilges-Toumberlin, Lawrence, 67, are planned.
IN 1898
November 19, 1998
On Nov. 19, 1898, the Lawrence World editorialized: “There are many lessons in the Emporia bank failure. A young man with money was turned loose in the world to do for himself. He went through with his inheritance and then began speculation. The result was the only ending possible, death. Charlie Cross had every opportunity in life, and missed fire. Thousands of young men with practically no opportunities will win success. Persons with golden wings should not fly so near the sun. They will melt.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
HOSPITAL ACCEPTS MRI LEASE AGREEMENT
November 19, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital patients requiring MRIs won’t have to get the procedure in a cramped trailer after a new system goes on line in a few weeks.
LMH RECRUITING FULL-TIME ONCOLOGIST
November 19, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is seeking a full-time medical oncologist to plant roots in Lawrence. Gene Meyer, LMH president and chief executive officer, said the hospital hopes to recruit a cancer doctor — not because Lawrence doesn’t have oncologists, but because there are none who live and practice in the city.
ARTS CENTER SITE
November 19, 1998
To the editor: It doesn’t happen very often, but when the Journal-World writes an editorial that I agree with I feel obliged to speak out. The Nov. 11 editorial calling for the Lawrence Arts Center to abandon the expansion plans surrounding the Carnegie Library building is right on the mark. For too long (five years?) a small group of people has been attempting to force a misguided expansion project on the public. I believe this has been done for political and promotional reasons and not good design or business sense. Here are a few points I would add to the editorial:
ART INSTRUCTORS SHOW OFF TALENTS
November 19, 1998
The annual Design Faculty Art Show gives Kansas University instructors an artistic showcase.
TOURING PIANISTS TO PLAY AT KU
November 19, 1998
Three American Pianists Association (APA) Fellows will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall as part of the 1998-1999 PianoFest tour. Performing for the KU recital are Derison Duarte, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music; Peter Miuamoto, a doctoral student at Michigan State University; and Hiroko Kunitake, a graduate student at the University of Southern California.
T DERAIL DERAILER THE LAWRENCE BAND WILL RELEASE ITS FIRST 7-INCH DISC IN DECEMBER.
November 19, 1998
Lawrence’s Derailer has been playing its crunchy, metal-punk throughout the area for more than two years. But when it’s time to hit the road, these guys mean business. This fall the band drove more than a full day to its first show. Because of an ailing van, Derailer packed up two cars and headed for the Northwest. A torturous ride through the Sierras marked the band’s trip from Lawrence to Boise, Idaho. A combination of snowstorms and traffic accidents brought progress to a halt outside of Cheyenne, Wyo.
POLICE AWAIT TAPE OF STORE MELEE
November 19, 1998
Police haven’t seen the videotape of a mob that grabbed food and drinks off a convenience store’s shelves last week while verbally and physically harassing the lone clerk on duty. The tape is still in the possession of the ASAP store’s manager, said Sgt. George Wheeler, but police have tried several times to get the tape. Employees at the store, 1130 N. Third, have refused to talk to a reporter about Friday morning’s incident. The managers told police up to 50 people were in the store, taking $300 in food, drinks and firewood. Another $150 of food was damaged.
LOLA SCHWARTZ
November 19, 1998
Services for Lola Schwartz, 95, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery. Mrs. Schwartz died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RUSSELL R. GARLING
November 19, 1998
Services for Russell R. Garling, 64, Waterloo, Iowa, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Cremation will be held. Mr. Garling died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Covenant Medical Center.
LAMBERT TO PERFORM AT PUBLIC LIBRARY
November 19, 1998
Don Lambert, Topeka, will give his one-man, slide illustrated performance of “John Steuart Curry” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in the auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library. This will be Lambert’s first Curry performance in Lawrence, even though he has portrayed the Kansas-born artist more than 200 times in Kansas since 1992. Lambert is a free-lance writer from Topeka.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 19, 1998
What can be done about our neighbors, who have about 20 to 25 big trash bags sitting in their driveway? Who can we call? This looks tacky in our northwest residential neighborhood. City Manager Mike Wildgen provided the following information:
S HEAVENLY HELPERS
November 19, 1998
Woodlawn School honored staff members for their supporting roles during a National Education Week assembly.
SITES COULD EASE
November 19, 1998
financial sting of college There are two new Web pages designed to help students obtain information about colleges, scholarships and financial aid. The first, “2001 Colleges, Universities and Scholarships,” at http://www.college-scholarships.com, lists the admissions office e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and financial aid office e-mail addresses of thousands of colleges and universities throughout the United States. In addition, the page features hot links to college Web pages and online applications.
TEACHERS, BOARD TALK CONTRACTS
November 19, 1998
Teachers, administrators and school board members met Wednesday for the second round of teacher contract negotiations for the 1999-2000 school year. The talks are still in preliminary stages, with teachers and administrators identifying issues that both agree are important to look at throughout the process.
WESTLAKE PLANS 2ND LAWRENCE LOCATION
November 19, 1998
The Lenexa-based hardware chain will move into a building being vacated by Hobby Lobby, which is moving across town.
WELLSVILLE TO HOST HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
November 19, 1998
Holidays in Wellsville, an event jointly sponsored by the Wellsville Days Committee and the Franklin County Convention and Tourism Bureau, will be held Dec. 5. Various gift items, including homemade candies and salsas, will be on sale in the Wellsville High School commons area. Also on sale will be birdhouses, feeders, jewelry and other handicrafts. Boy Scouts will serve chili and pies at the high school. The elementary and high school music departments will perform during the day. Donations of personal grooming items will be collected on behalf of Women’s Transitional Care Services in Ottawa.
BROADWAY DIRECTOR: NOTHING WRONG WITH MUSICAL REVIVALS
November 19, 1998
Scott Ellis says he won’t do a musical revival unless he can bring something new to it.
EVERETT H. WILBURN
November 19, 1998
Graveside services for Everett H. Wilburn, 94, Eudora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Riley Cemetery. Mr. Wilburn died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JEFFREY ALAN LEE
November 19, 1998
Services for Jeffrey Alan Lee, 20, Bonner Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. Mr. Lee died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998.
LAMBERT TO PERFORM AT PUBLIC LIBRARY
November 19, 1998
Don Lambert, Topeka, will give his one-man, slide illustrated performance of “John Steuart Curry” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in the auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library. This will be Lambert’s first Curry performance in Lawrence, even though he has portrayed the Kansas-born artist more than 200 times in Kansas since 1992. Lambert is a free-lance writer from Topeka.
S ATTEMPT TO DESTROY AND THEN SAVE A MYTHIC, MISUNDERSTOOD ANIMAL.
November 19, 1998
Beginning in the 1800s and continuing through three quarters of our own benighted century, the U.S. government spent untold millions to erase wolves from the face of the land. For the last quarter century, that same government invested a fraction of the sum spent on bounties, poison and traps trying to bring them back.
BIRTHS
November 19, 1998
Patrick and Amy Rasmussen, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Doug and Anissa Norris, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
LINDA F. CARLSON
November 19, 1998
Services for Linda F. Carlson, 57, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Carlson died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at her home.
YOUNG VOICES
November 19, 1998
What: Lawrence Children’s Choir and Choristers Fall Concert. When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
TAKING A TURN AS ARTISTS
November 19, 1998
What: Design Faculty Art Show, featuring the work of two dozen KU faculty members in the media of photography, metalworks, textiles and crafts. When: Sunday through Dec. 4.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 19, 1998
Jay Alexander poses a greater deep threat with his legs than his arm. And don’t think Iowa State doesn’t know it.
REPORTS
November 19, 1998
* Bryan Dee Phillips, 32, was arrested by Baldwin police on charges of possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of the legal process and fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer. Phillips is listed as a transient on Douglas County Jail records. He was booked into the jail at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, and released at 1:42 p.m. after posting $3,750 bond. * James Daniel Shoemaker, 20, Eudora, was arrested on warrants for possession with intent to sell marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, contributing to child misconduct and no tax stamp. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, and released at 5:31 p.m. on his own recognizance.
GRAIN PILING UP AT AREA ELEVATORS
November 19, 1998
Big harvests, low prices and transportation problems have forced some grain elevators to store their products on the ground.
COMPLAINT ON HANDICAPPED PARKING LEADS TO SPACE SHUFFLING
November 19, 1998
A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services led to some surprising changes in disabled parking near Allen Fieldhouse.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 19, 1998
Iowa State’s football season long ago reached the point where team goals were replaced by personal milestones. With one game still to play, two large milestones are within reach.
TRIO OF PREPS SIGN KU BASEBALL TENDERS
November 19, 1998
Infielder Ryan Baty of Wichita Northwest, infielder-outfielder Ted Ledbetter of Oklahoma City and pitcher-outfielder Nick Seibert of Edwardsville, Ill., have signed national baseball letters of intent with Kansas, coach Bobby Randall announced. Seibert hit .414 and compiled an 0.67 earned run average while playing Legion baseball last summer. Edwardsville won the national championship.
OUR TOWN
November 19, 1998
Shooting Clinic Set: Basketball coaches Mark Vancuren of Lawrence High and Jack Schreiner of Free State will conduct a shooting clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Sport2Sport. The clinic is open to fourth- through eighth-graders. cost is $25. For information, call 843-4263. *
OFFICIALS CONSIDER NEXT STEP FOR SLT
November 19, 1998
County, state officials say they’ll be meeting in coming weeks to figure out the next step for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
JEFFERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL MAY CLOSE
November 19, 1998
Rural hospital board members believe the facility’s life expectancy could be only a year if they can’t pull the financially ailing institution out of the red.
DEVELOPER TO DISCUSS HIS DUPLEX PROPOSAL WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS
November 19, 1998
A local developer wants to build 62 duplex units north of Peterson Road, but he still has plenty of work to do before construction can begin.
WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?
November 19, 1998
New actions involving O.J. Simpson raise serious questions about how our legal system handles the welfare of youngsters. There are sure to be mixed emotions about the latest conflict involving former football star O.J. Simpson, but there is another issue that should not be overlooked.
DOWNTOWN DEAL
November 19, 1998
Currently the home of Jester’s, the building is being sold to a group of investors who are accumulating downtown Lawrence property.
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November 19, 1998
11-19-98Rob Sinclair column Most people who have been out to Rim Rock Farm for a cross country meet probably have seen the course without really seeing the course.
BEING IN A BAND HAS GIVEN TWO LAWRENCE TEENS A NEW VIEW OF SCHOOL AND LIFE. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
November 19, 1998
The stress that comes from pursuing a music career can be a lot to handle, especially with high school thrown into the mix. Many student-musicians feel that school is a lot more important, but sometimes it is difficult for students to determine their priorities. Parental support is necessary when pursuing a music career in high school. When people have support, getting started is a lot easier.
BANDS TO PLAY AT KANSAS UNION
November 19, 1998
Two Lawrence bands will perform Friday night at the Jaybowl on the first level of the Kansas Union. The musical showcase will include The Anniversary, a rock ‘n’ roll group, and the rockabilly-influenced Filthy Jim.
61-56 VICTORY OVER PENN ON TUESDAY NIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA.
November 19, 1998
So what if Kansas University’s men’s basketball team committed 23 turnovers in Tuesday’s 61-56 victory over Penn. “A win is a win,” New Jersey Nets coach John Calipari said standing outside KU’s locker room after the intense nonconference contest.
SLT REMAINS IN FEDERAL JURISDICTION, APPEALS COURT DECIDES JUDGES BLOCK TRAFFICWAY
November 19, 1998
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision to halt work on the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway until environmental questions are answered.
LMH OFFICIAL MINDFUL OF COMPETITION
November 19, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital administrators haven’t abandoned talks regarding the purchase of Columbia/HCA Healthcare’s assets in Lawrence.
CHOIR
November 19, 1998
The Lawrence Children’s Choir will board a plane in February to sing at a gathering of the nation’s choral directors.
S TIME TO SHARE IT
November 19, 1998
For young Kansas storytellers, the emphasis is on fun rather than competition.
FOLK SONGSTRESSES
November 19, 1998
What: Singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler and Susan Werner. When: 8 p.m. today.
EVERETT H. WILBURN
November 19, 1998
Graveside services for Everett H. Wilburn, 94, Eudora, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Riley Cemetery. Mr. Wilburn died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FEDERAL DRUG DEFENDANT APPEARS IN TOPEKA COURT
November 19, 1998
A Lawrence man appeared in a federal court room in Topeka Wednesday morning, where prosecutors formally filed federal drug charges against him. Prosecutors charged Mardell Trotter, 23, with five counts of distributing crack cocaine, said Kena Rice, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wichita. Trotter faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for the charges.
POLICE INVESTIGATING TAXI-DRIVER ROBBERY
November 19, 1998
Lawrence police are investigating the beating and robbery of a Lawrence taxi driver early Wednesday. The driver of the taxi told police he picked a man up near a local motel and drove him to the 1700 block of Kentucky, where the suspect allegedly beat the driver with an unknown object and robbed him.
TELLS STORY OF FEMALE INDIAN GUIDE
November 19, 1998
The Seem-To-Be Players company will wind up its fall tour this week, and will hit the road again in January.
PLAINTIFFS EXPECTED OUTCOME
November 19, 1998
Several of the plaintiffs of the South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit are relieved a court will require an environmental study of a proposed route that may threaten wetlands.
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November 19, 1998
A seasonal menu will emphasize “eclectic” Mediterranean-style cuisine.
WHEELER OPENS TONIGHT AT LIBERTY HALL
November 19, 1998
Cheryl Wheeler evokes laughter and tears with her contemporary folk-pop music.