Archive for Wednesday, November 25, 1998

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LOCAL ARTISTS DONATE TO HELP AIDS PROJECT
November 25, 1998
Art lovers can buy everything from watercolors to jewelry and support the Douglas County AIDS Project at the organization’s sixth annual Red Ribbon Art Auction on Sunday. AIDS Project executive director Sidney Hardgrave said organizers hope to raise $10,000 at this year’s auction.
HIERL LIFTS SEABURY
November 25, 1998
Emily Hierl scored 10 points to lead Seabury Academy to a 22-18 basketball victory over Eudora’s eighth-graders. The Seahawks also won the B game over Eudora’s seventh-graders, 18-14. West, Logan split
EARLY-EVENING WRECK STOPS IOWA STTRAFFIC
November 25, 1998
A woman was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday that backed up traffic for two hours on a busy city corridor. Cindy Payne, 30, of Eudora, was in serious condition at Kansas University Medical Center late Tuesday. She was flown to the hospital from the accident scene, just north of 19th Street on Iowa.
INFANT ROYAL
November 25, 1998
Services for the unnamed stillborn son of Anthony and Anna Gutierrez Royal Sr. will be at 3 p.m. today at Kennekuk Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation, west of Horton. The infant was stillborn Nov. 24, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FOR SAFE STOP
November 25, 1998
A Fort Collins, Colo., man had to make an emergency landing in his airplane north of Lawrence but escaped injury.
ROCK CHALK REVUE ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE ACTS FOR 50TH SHOW
November 25, 1998
Organizers of the annual Rock Chalk variety show at Kansas University have announced acts to be presented at the 50th annual show this spring. The teams and the titles of their acts are: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Chi Omega, “Swinging to Victory;” Kappa Sigma and Alpha Delta Pi, “Three Ex-wives and a Funeral;” Delta Chi and Delta Gamma, “Clouded Judgement;” Phi Delta Theta and Delta Delta Delta, “Captain was Here;” and Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma, “In Two Deep.”
SOUTH JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS GIVE LESSON ON VOLLEYBALL COURT
November 25, 1998
South students were just happy to be on the same court with the teachers … and the chance to talk a little trash.
SOUND OFF
November 25, 1998
In a recent article it was stated that most of the United Way dollars went to the named organizations. What total percentage goes to them, what is the remaining percentage and how is it spent? Jo Bryant, United Way of Douglas County executive director, said in 1998, 13.6 percent of the funds donated to the United Way was budgeted for administrative and campaign expenses. All other money that the United Way of Douglas County actually received was allocated to social service agencies.
SHOOTING CLAIMS LIFE
November 25, 1998
A woman was killed in a apparent accidental shooting Tuesday west of Lecompton, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff’s officials were searching the north side of the 200 section of North 2190 Road late Tuesday for the rifle with which the woman was shot.
FRAZIER SERVICES
November 25, 1998
Services for Rosa Lee Frazier, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Frazier died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at her home.
MILDRED ROHE
November 25, 1998
Graveside services for Mildred Rohe, 82, rural Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Rohe died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the Olathe Medical Center.
OU SENIOR WRITES TOP LEADERSHIP ESSAY
November 25, 1998
Ottawa University senior David Grummon is the winner of the $500 grand prize in a national leadership essay contest sponsored by LeaderNet. Grummon’s essay, “Tightrope Walkers: The Balancing Act of Youth Leadership,” will be in the winter edition of Student Leader magazine. It also is featured on the LeaderNet Web site, http://LeaderNet.org. Grumman is from Great Bend.
BLOOD DRIVES USES TICKETS FOR INCENTIVE
November 25, 1998
Bleed Red for the Chiefs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the Kansas Blood Services, 535 Gateway Dr. All donors will receive an event T-shirt and will be entered in a drawing for tickets to Sunday’s Chiefs game against the Arizona Cardinals. FMC, 440 N. Ninth, is hosting a blood drive for employees on from noon to 4:14 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Learning Center.
DEVELOPER DROPS PLANS FOR DUPLEXES NEAR KTA
November 25, 1998
Citing public opposition, developer Bob Stephens on Tuesday withdrew plans for building 62 duplex units along the Kansas Turnpike. Stephens had sought to rezone 9.1 acres of property at the northern end of the De Vel Addition for duplex development, in place of the 31 lots of single-family housing approved for the area in 1994. The property is located along the south side of the turnpike, adjacent to an industrial building west of North Iowa Street.
KU CHANCELLOR LAUDS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
November 25, 1998
KU’s chancellor says the Episcopal school outside Lawrence that opened in fall 1997 has a bright future as a learning community.
DISMISSALS
November 25, 1998
Chasity Foster and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
DISRESPECT FOR STARR
November 25, 1998
To the editor: On Nov. 19, Ken Starr sat before the Judiciary Committee overseeing the impeachment hearings of Clinton for 12 long hours. He was treated with undeserved disrespect. Starr was put on trial instead of inquiring of the evidence presented. While Starr was politely trying to answer irrelevant questions, those waiting for their shot at him were laughing and telling jokes. What a mockery of the judicial system . These are the people that make decisions about serious matters that effect us daily.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 25, 1998
After the men’s basketball game, the Haskell team enjoys a well-balanced meal. During the game, the Fightin’ Indians partake of a well-balanced offensive attack.
OVERTIME VICTORY OVER SIXTH-RANKED TEMPLE ON MONDAY NIGHT.
November 25, 1998
Picked to win their respective conferences, Gonzaga and Penn weren’t exactly “cupcake” teams served on Kansas’ season-opening men’s basketball plate. Case in point, Penn’s 73-70 overtime victory over No. 6 Temple on Monday night, a week after Gonzaga’s win at Memphis.
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING CANCELED
November 25, 1998
Douglas County commissioners have canceled their meeting tonight because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
IN 1898
November 25, 1998
On Nov. 25, 1898, the Lawrence World in the wake of KU’s 12-0 victory over Missouri noted: “Now that the foot ball boys have beaten the tigers three times in succession they will be O.K.’d by the people of this town. We have never quite forgiven Missouri for doing us the way Quantrell’s men did.” The team won 7 games to 1 loss during this season. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
SOUND OFF
November 25, 1998
Why doesn’t the police department move their training to the Riverfront Mall? It sure looks like it is going to close. The city doesn’t have any rights to space in the Riverfront Mall, said Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen.
KANSAS ATHLETICS DIRECTOR BOB FREDERICK HEARD SOME INDIVIDUALS REMARK THAT RIM ROCK SHOULD BE THE NCAA SITE EVERY YEAR.
November 25, 1998
Not everything went according to plan during the NCAA cross country championships on Monday at Rim Rock Farm. For instance, a cart conveying a camera crew had some trouble climbing the Billy Mills Ascent and it was passed by race leaders. But that was the worst problem.
OLYMPIC WARRIOR DECRIES DRUG USE
November 25, 1998
The qualities of Lakota Sioux warriors helped former KU track and cross-country star Billy Mills achieve success as a runner.
JACQUELINE C. SMITH
November 25, 1998
Services for Jacqueline C. Smith, 86, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Ms. Smith died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Colonial Manor, Lawrence.
T STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER
November 25, 1998
Three defendants in a robbery that turned deadly still will face kidnapping and robbery charges, but not murder charges for the death of an alleged accomplice.
DISTRICT EYES TANGER MALL
November 25, 1998
Though sale to the school district is an option, Tanger officials are still holding out hope that new retail tenants will breathe life into the center.
SKATE-PARK PROJECT RACKED BY POPULAR DEMAND
November 25, 1998
A local company’s deadline for finishing the city’s new skate park is Dec. 14, but the unfinished project already is attracting unwanted use.
TERRAPLANE FOILED BY FALLING DEMAND, OWNER SAYS
November 25, 1998
The longtime Lawrence bike shop was shuttered by its bankers Friday the 13th, after the owners could no longer make loan payments.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 25, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Kenwood stereo, Precision amplifier and other items valued at a total of $1,335 were stolen from a vehicle between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Ridge Court, police reported Tuesday.
S TERRY ALLEN LOOKED TO THE FUTUREAND DODGED TALK LINKING HIM TO THE IOWA VACANCY.
November 25, 1998
Whenever the thought of his worst season as a head football coach gets Terry Allen down, he can always look toward Iowa City for hope for the future. No, not in hopes that Iowa will hire him away from KU; Allen left that door ajar Tuesday, but more on that later.
KU FOOTBALL COACH TERRY ALLEN EXPECTS TO PLUG HOLES WITH SEVEN TO NINE JUNIOR COLLEGE PLAYERS THIS RECRUITING SEASON.
November 25, 1998
Most years, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen would prefer to stay away from the junior college ranks to fill out his roster. This isn’t most years.
CITY APPROVES ATTACHING FSHS, NEW INDOOR POOL
November 25, 1998
While a new indoor aquatics center will be attached to the small gym at Free State High School, city officials are convinced it will maintain its own identity as a city building.
GEORGE LOPES
November 25, 1998
Graveside services for George Lopes, 80, Taunton, Mass., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westville Cemetery. Mr. Lopes died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.
SPACE DEMANDS
November 25, 1998
Officials should let the dust settle from moves to new municipal court and jail facilities before discussing expansions to the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. Now seems an odd time to be discussing the possible expansion of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
SOUND OFF
November 25, 1998
What is the Bowl Championship Series ranking of all the Big 12 schools that the computer ranks for strength of schedule, etc.? BCS officials release only the top 20 schools in their rankings. In this week’s ratings, Kansas State was third, Texas A&M fifth and Nebraska 12th. The BCS standings are calculated by using the Associated Press’ media poll and the coaches’ poll, three computer rankings, strength-of-schedule and number of losses. The final BCS standings will be released on Dec. 6.
ANNEXATION SOUGHT FOR NW LAWRENCE
November 25, 1998
Lawrence would grow by another 81 acres, under a proposal received by commissioners Tuesday. Local developers Bob Stephens and Tim Fritzel want to build homes and duplexes on 81 acres at the northwest corner of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road. Commissioners referred their request for annexation to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for review.
CORRECTION
November 25, 1998
A story in Tuesday’s paper should have said that the current fine for a minor-in-possession charge is $200. There are cases where the fine could be lower, depending on the judge and other factors, but the fine is set by state and city laws, said David Corliss, director of legal services for the city.