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HASKELL STUDENTS SPONSOR CONCERT
November 21, 1998
“Pour Me” will be the featured band for a coffeehouse from 8:30 p.m. to midnight today at the Haskell Christian Ministry Center, 146 Indian Ave. There is no cover charge and $1 buys a bottomless mug of coffee. “Pour Me” is from Pea Ridge, Ark., and sings contemporary Christian music with folk and blues sounds. The concert is sponsored by the Baptist Student Union of Haskell.
IN 1898
November 21, 1998
On Nov. 21, 1898, the Lawrence World stated: “What Kansas wants is a business administration. The people are heartily tired of politics in everything. The state board of charities should first put competent men in the various places and keep them there by civil service rules. No party would dare change back to the old system.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
A LAWRENCE WOMAN HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ON ABSTINENCE FROM SEX FOR TEENS.
November 21, 1998
Like many parents, Susan Pogany wondered what she was going to tell her children about sex when they were old enough. But Pogany did more than think about what she could say about pregnancy, AIDS and other consequences of teen sex: She wrote a book on the topic.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 21, 1998
The Kansas Pharmacists Assn. has named a Kansas University professor the Pharmacist of the Year. Gene Hotchkiss, a faculty member of KU’s School of Pharmacy, and other Lawrence residents received awards during the recent Kansas Pharmacists Assn. conference here.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
November 21, 1998
* Lawrence police arrested L.C. Allen Jr., 25, Kansas City, Mo., on a warrant for forgery. He was booked at 6:39 p.m. Friday into Douglas County Jail, where he was being held on $2,000 bail. Burglaries and thefts reported
SEX-CRIME CASE CLOSED
November 21, 1998
An 18-year-old Lawrence man who pleaded guilty last month to two sex crimes — touching a 23-year-old woman on the buttocks and trying to rape a 52-year-old woman — was sentenced Friday to almost 10 years. On July 23, Allan R. Turner was out on bond for sexual battery after the touching incident when he broke into an East Lawrence mobile home and attacked the 52-year-old. He entered through a window and tried to rape the sleeping woman, but she freed herself, taking refuge in a bathroom before escaping through a window.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 21, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * An amplifier and other items were stolen from a 1986 Nissan between midnight Wednesday and 8:25 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Tennessee. Total loss and damage was $2,550.
CARJACKERS SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
November 21, 1998
Two Topeka carjackers who followed a 19-year-old Kansas University student home — beating and robbing him of his vehicle at gunpoint — are headed to federal prison with no chance of parole. Federal Judge Richard D. Rogers sentenced Lenard Chauncy Dixon, 19, to 10 years, three months in federal prison on Friday. Carl Laneill Brown, 20, received a sentence of 34 years and two months in prison from Rogers on Thursday. They were convicted on Aug. 31.
MIDNIGHT BAR CLOSINGS
November 21, 1998
Midnight closings for bars in residential neighborhoods seem to be in order, at least for a trial period. Those who may have been in local residential areas on “bar nights” have seen what can happen to private property when the various taverns empty. Consider the torment and occasional fear of the people who live there and have to put up with such all the time. There sometimes are fears for life and limb, as well as property.
COMING TO TOWN
November 21, 1998
Santa will visit the Lawrence Humane Society as part of a fund-raising effort for the organization. People may come by with their favorite animal companions and have their pictures taken with Santa.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 21, 1998
The view from the top of Potato Mountain looks pretty good. Brent McClun, owner of Potato Mountain Cafe, 203 W. Eighth, posed for a photo in this week’s People magazine from atop a mountain of spuds, surrounded by dishes from his restaurant.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 21, 1998
We are going from a septic tank system to a city sewer system. Why does the old septic tank have to be removed? Is that a city ordinance or it is a health reason? Shari Stamer, the city’s water quality manager, said she discussed the question with Richard Ziesenis, director of environmental health for the Douglas County Health Department. Here’s what she found:
WATSON LIBRARY TO CLOSE EARLY FOR ELECTRIC WORK
November 21, 1998
The main library at Kansas University will close a day early for Thanksgiving to allow workers to install a new electrical transformer. Watson Library will close 8 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday. The library would normally just be closed Thursday so employees could observe Thanksgiving. The library will reopen 8 a.m. Friday.
LENORE B. FRENCH
November 21, 1998
Services for Lenore B. French of Eudora are pending with Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. French died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center. She was 100.
LOUIS P. ZIMMERLI
November 21, 1998
Services for Louis P. Zimmerli will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home Chapel in Bonner Springs. Burial will be at Mt. Sidney Cemetery in Linwood. Zimmerli died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 94.
LMH ENDOWMENT AIDS CPR PROGRAM
November 21, 1998
With financial backing from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Endowment Assn., the “I Can Help” program has trained almost 4,500 elementary and middle school students in child and infant CPR. The endowment recently gave $1,800 to the program, which is taught by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel at Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin schools.
COUNTY RETAIL SALES JUMPPERCENT
November 21, 1998
Douglas County retail sales bounced back during September, according to a new state report. And according to a moving average based on the state’s monthly numbers, countywide retail sales per month are up more than 4 percent over the past year. According to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s latest monthly report, the county collected $982,835 in city and county sales taxes during September, up more than 38 percent from the same period a year earlier.
RECORDER PLAYERS TO PERFORM CONCERT
November 21, 1998
A four-member ensemble will perform “Recorders and More,” a concert of Renaissance, classical and baroque music at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vt. Members of the ensemble are Kathy Braun, Debra Nelson, Jane Gnojek and Jutta Warner.
JOSEPH M. LECHNER
November 21, 1998
Services for Joseph M. Lechner, 67, Omaha, Neb., will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at the Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Lechner died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in Omaha.
THE EVENT MIXED PARTYING AND PRIZES FOR 600 LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES.
November 21, 1998
They were loud and rowdy. What more could be expected from teachers letting off a little steam at the end of National Education Week when Supt. Kathleen Williams egged them on by yelling, “Are you ready to party?”
SRS DATA DISASTER REQUIRES COSTLY FIX
November 21, 1998
The agency’s child support management system is expected to cost between $15 million and $20 million to get working.
TO THE EDITOR:
November 21, 1998
The entire team and staff at Gonzaga University would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone at the University of Kansas for the first-class manner in which they run their basketball games. The game management personnel, Coach Roy Williams and his staff, along with the classiest fans we have ever experienced, made our recent visit to Allen Fieldhouse and the city of Lawrence a great experience for us (except for the loss).
PSI MAY SEVER LAWRENCE TIES
November 21, 1998
Though one of the environmental services firm’s two remaining units will definitely leave, it’s far from certain the other will.
AQUATICS CENTER DESIGN MAKES WAVES
November 21, 1998
It’s sink or swim next week for plans to attach the city’s new $9.5 million indoor aquatics center to Free State High School.
TOP ALCOHOL ENFORCER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
November 21, 1998
A Lawrence resident who heads the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division will step down amid concerns about his health.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 21, 1998
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported which board denied Columbia/HCA HealthCare’s land use permit to build a hospital in Lawrence. The city commission denied the request, already approved by the city’s planning commission.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 21, 1998
Once a person lies, how can he or she be believed in the future? When a person fails to tell the truth after swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth — and when this happens a number of times — how can that person be believed? Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee met earlier this week to hear testimony from Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr about his long and costly investigation of President Clinton in a number of related matters. The hearing lasted approximately 12 hours with committee members given the opportunity to question Starr, as did David Kendall, Clinton’s personal attorney.
MORE ON SEX
November 21, 1998
The Journal-World soon will begin featuring a series of columns by Susan Pogany based on her book, “Sex Smart: 501 Reason to Hold Off on Sex.” Pogany will take part in a book signing at 2 p.m. Sunday at Border’s Books and Music, 700 N.H.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON DISPLAY IN TOPEKA
November 21, 1998
“Winter Wonderland,” a 1 1/2-mile drive-through park with more than 50 lighted displays, will be open through Jan. 2. The park is on the east side of Lake Shawnee at the campgrounds, south of 29th and Croco streets. The display features more than 1 million lights and includes toy soldiers, Santa, the Wizard of Oz, the Tunnel of Lights and many other lighted images.