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November 28, 1998
Add environmental excellence to the list of pluses Free State Brewing Co. has going for it. The Lawrence restaurant and microbrewer has been selected a recipient of the 1998 Environmental Excellence Award for its efforts at recycling and reducing waste going to the landfill.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT CONDITION REPORTS
November 28, 1998
* Christopher Jones, 20, Lawrence, was upgraded to fair condition Friday at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Jones was injured in an automobile accident Wednesday at 15th and Monterey Way. * Cindy Payne, 30, Eudora, remained in fair condition Friday at the KU Medical Center. Payne was injured in a three-car accident Tuesday on Iowa near 19th Street.
BAKER U. STUDENT IN RUNNING FOR RHODES
November 28, 1998
Baker University senior Wendy Hermreck, an English major from Garnett, has been selected to interview at the state level for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Hermreck’s two-day interview with the Kansas Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee is Tuesday and Wednesday in Lawrence.
ALTON C. PIPPERT
November 28, 1998
Services for Alton C. “Pip” Pippert, 90, a longtime Kansas University employee and farmer, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Pippert died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Southwinds Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lawrence. He was 90.
ADEAN C. PEASE
November 28, 1998
Memorial services for Adean C. Pease, 82, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Pease died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, near Baldwin.
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November 28, 1998
Has the city ever given any thought about offering a senior discount on taxes so the ones on fixed incomes can stay in their own homes? City Manager Mike Wildgen provided the following information:
WILMA BERNIECE TIBBS
November 28, 1998
Services for Wilma Berniece Tibbs, 91, Tecumseh, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Grove. Mrs. Tibbs died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
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November 28, 1998
We love the new playground equipment installed at Holcom, but why were the colors purple and white put in town? “The city of Lawrence has been working on a major upgrade of all playground equipment all over the city this past year,” said Ernie Shaw, of Lawrence Parks & Recreation. “We try to make every playground in town a little different with the features, layout and — yes — even color.”
VESTA I. CRIST
November 28, 1998
Services for Vesta I. Crist, 89, Pomona, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old German Baptist Church, Centropolis. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Centropolis. Mrs. Crist died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Heart to Heart Adult Home Plus, Pomona.
THE LAWRENCE SALVATION ARMY OFFICIALLY KICKED OFF ITS KETTLE CAMPAIGN FRIDAY MORNING.
November 28, 1998
One dollar, one quarter, one dime. One nickel, one penny, one kettle at a time.
LCT CASHES IN WITH COMEDY
November 28, 1998
The Lawrence Community Theatre production of Michael Cooney’s “Cash on Delivery” played to an almost full house Friday night, and the audience was rewarded with more belly laughs than should legally be allowed. The production follows all the typical travails found in a farcical production. Space does not allow for an explanation of all the twists and turns and mistaken identities, but the plot goes something like this:
VIRGINIA C. WALKER
November 28, 1998
Memorial services for Virginia Lee Coate Walker, 82, Raymore, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Raymore Health Center.
MAYO SERVICES
November 28, 1998
Services for Margaret R. Mayo will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Grace Cathedral in Topeka on Wednesday. Mrs. Mayo died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at her Lawrence home. She was 72.
LYNN BENTON
November 28, 1998
Services for Lynn Benton, 42, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ, Salina. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Mr. Benton died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Wichita.
AUSTIN PEAY (57) MINFGFTREBPFTP M-AM-AO-T
November 28, 1998
Quinn Sullivan 21 2-11 0-0 1-2 3 5 Candie Smith 31 6-15 2-2 5-7 2 18
KENNY GREGORY SCORED 21 POINTS AND WAS NAMED MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE TIP-OFF CLASSIC AS THE JAYHAWKS POUNDED UNLV BY A TIP-OFF CLASSIC-RECORD 28 POINTS.
November 28, 1998
Kansas’ undefeated men’s basketball team wasn’t inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday night. The eighth-ranked Jayhawks did made history in the birthplace of basketball, however, by pounding UNLV, 78-50, in the Tip-Off Classic at the sold-out Springfield Civic Center.
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November 28, 1998
Kansas University’s Lynn Pride recorded her fifth career double-double to help KU’s women’s basketball team hold off Austin Peay, 64-57, in the first round of the Loyola Marymount Thanksgiving Classic on Friday. Pride, a junior guard-forward, finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the 19th-ranked Jayhawks (3-2).
FSHS TO HOLD PARENT FORUM
November 28, 1998
Free State High School will hold a parent forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Black Box Theater, Room 152, at the school. The topic for discussion is school accreditation.
TRAIN CREW REPORTS PEDESTRIAN ON TRACKS
November 28, 1998
Douglas County emergency personnel were called to North Lawrence early Saturday morning after a report that a person walking on railroad tracks might have been hit by a train. The possible accident was reported just after midnight by a crew member on a southbound train, who claimed a pedestrian on the northbound tracks may have been struck. A northbound train that entered the area shortly afterward was stopped on the tracks between Tanger Factory Outlet Center and Riverfront Park while the crew and emergency workers searched for a body. Law enforcement officers trying to locate a northbound train that had passed through a few minutes earlier called ahead to Topeka and had officers there check the train when it arrived at the Southern Pacific yard to see if it was involved.
WAREHOUSE MALL?
November 28, 1998
Turning the Tanger Factory Outlet Center into school district warehouse space seems like an impractical and expensive proposition. The Lawrence school district’s warehouse needs and the buildings currently occupied by the Tanger Factory Outlet Center don’t seem like a match made in heaven.
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November 28, 1998
A construction worker fell 15 to 20 feet Friday afternoon onto a concrete slab in an unfinished building north of Lawrence and was flown to a Kansas City hospital with head injuries. Shawn L. Houk, Belvue, was in critical condition at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
S MOVIE TO BE SCREENED AT LIBERTY HALL
November 28, 1998
“Pep Squad,” a black comedy written and directed by Manhattan resident Steven Balderson, will make its Kansas premiere at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hall Cinemas, 644 Mass. The film was shot in the Wamego area during the summer of 1997 and was completed in March. The movie has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival in London and the Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden.
IN 1898
November 28, 1998
On Nov. 28, 1898, the Lawrence World’s headlines read “A FIASCO-An Outrageous Attempt to Defame a Good Officer.” The accompanying story told of charges against George Fisher and noted: “Mollie Jenkins, who makes the charges, is a notorious prostitute and a law breaker. For several years she has been the particular shining star of the deviltry that has made the east bottoms a disgrace to the city. The good people of that part of town bore with this strumpet beyond all reason but at least they refused to allow the disgrace any longer and the dive was broken up.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ARROGANT LEADERS
November 28, 1998
To the editor: Dean Carlson, the longtime Lawrencian who heads KDOT, has essentially said that if he has to play by the rules he will take the South Lawrence Trafficway money and leave the game. What a childish piece of politically motivated drivel. Mr. Carlson’s embarrassingly obvious public tantrum, and the closely timed crying session by our county commission last Monday, is intended to divert the voter’s attention from the fact that it was the bull-headed arrogance of these folks that caused this costly delay in completing the trafficway.
LAWRENCE STORE OFFERS HELP WITH SHOPPING
November 28, 1998
Senior citizens looking for shopping suggestions for Christmas can seek help at SuperTarget’s Holiday Shopping Party for Seniors. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, people 60 and older and disabled people will receive 10 percent off nongrocery items, along with shopping help and free gift wrapping. The store, 3201 Iowa, will have free grab bags and plants available for seniors and disabled people also.
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November 28, 1998
Robin Shield had 19 points and eight steals to lead Haskell Indian Nations to a 68-58 triumph over Hesston CC and the championship of the Hesston Thanksgiving Classic baskeball tournament on Saturday night. Haskell’s Eve Robichaud followed her 23-point performance in Friday’s opener against Redlands CC with an 18-point effort and was named the tourney MVP.
CARL KNOX NATATORIUM CLOSED FOR WEEKEND
November 28, 1998
Problems with the water-cleaning system have forced city officials to close the swimming pool at the Carl Knox Natatorium this weekend. The pool will be closed to the public both today and Sunday because the water has become too cloudy, said Kathy Fode, recreation superintendent.
LAWSON SERVICES
November 28, 1998
Graveside services for Russell R. Lawson, 79, Fort Collins, Colo., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Havana Union Cemetery, Havana. Mr. Lawson, a former Eudora resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
LAWSON SERVICES
November 28, 1998
Graveside services for Russell R. Lawson, 79, Fort Collins, Colo., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Havana Union Cemetery, Havana. Mr. Lawson, a former Eudora resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
LOCAL FARMS, LOTS SUIT WIDE VARIETY OF CHRISTMAS TREE TASTES
November 28, 1998
Kansans have started flocking to Christmas tree farms and lots to pick the perfect pines for their homes.
SANTA APPEARED ATOP A DOWNTOWN DEPARTMENT STORE AFTER THE ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE CENTRAL SHOPPING DISTRICT.
November 28, 1998
As downtown lit up Friday, so did hundreds of children’s faces. Santa Claus showed up on the top of Weaver’s Department Store, Ninth and Massachusetts, right after the downtown Christmas lights were turned on for the first time this year.
FIRM WANTS TO MANAGE POOL PROJECT
November 28, 1998
DiCarlo/Green would be paid $682,889 to manage construction of the city’s new indoor aquatics center at Free State High School.
ONROLL
November 28, 1998
Before it even officially opens, a new skate park in Centennial Park is drawing crowds that may require monitoring by the city. The apparent popularity of a new skate park at Centennial Park may be a mixed blessing.
KU SENIOR T.J. PUGH PLAYED 15 MINUTES FOR HIS FIRST ACTION OF THE SEASON.
November 28, 1998
Funny, isn’t it, how Kansas seems to play better basketball when T.J. Pugh is on the floor? “We missed T.J. We missed him a lot,” Kansas guard Ryan Robertson said after the Jayhawks’ 78-50 Tip-Off Classic victory over UNLV on Friday night at the Springfield Civic Center.
BAKERY CATERS TO CANINE CROWD
November 28, 1998
Bone Appetit offers gourmet treats for pets as well as specialty gifts and herbal remedies.
DISMISSALS
November 28, 1998
Amanda Yoder and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
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November 28, 1998
No. 22-ranked Texas Tech had little difficulty disposing of Kansas in Big 12 Conference volleyball on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The Red Raiders won 15-8, 15-5 and 15-6.
JOHN W. EDWARDS
November 28, 1998
Private family inurnment for John W. “Bill” Edwards, 84, Eudora, will be at a later date. Mr. Edwards died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
CHARLES A. ROCKHOLD
November 28, 1998
Arrangements for Charles A. Rockhold, 66, are pending and will be announced. Mr. Rockhold died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Paula.
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November 28, 1998
It will be interesting to note the reaction of American educators to this week’s report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The study claims that over the past six years, 11 countries have overtaken the United States in high school graduation rates.
UNLV THREW A SCARE INTO KU IN THE FIRST HALF, BUT THE JAYHAWKS BURIED THE REBELS WITH AN EXPLOSIVE SECOND HALF.
November 28, 1998
One might assume the lowest point of Mark Dickel’s college basketball career came last Friday in Las Vegas, when UNLV’s junior point guard was booed by his own fans in a loss to Southern Cal. One Las Vegas columnist called it “one of the most embarassing moments in UNLV basketball history.”
MARGARET R. MAYO
November 28, 1998
Services for Margaret R. Mayo, 72, Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Mayo died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at her home. She was 72.
FRANK S. PINET
November 28, 1998
Services for Frank S. Pinet, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Pinet, professor emeritus at Kansas University’s School of Business, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at his home.
MAINTAINING YOUR WEIGHT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON REQUIRES SELF-CONTROLSENSIBILITY
November 28, 1998
Temptations will abound during the holiday season, but dietitians say there are ways to limit weight gains.
SHOPPERS CHARGE TO HOLIDAY SALES
November 28, 1998
Many shoppers got up before dawn to get a jump on holiday purchases.
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November 28, 1998
11-28-98Gary Bedore column Springfield, Mass. — A trip to the birthplace of basketball isn’t complete without a tour of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.