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FAIR TREATMENT
October 2, 1998
To the editor: I am a senior at Lawrence High School. Lately I have been very disappointed with the coverage of the rivalry, sports and other activities that have occurred at both of the high schools. I have noticed that in the paper and on Channel Six News, especially in sports, Free State High has been featured more than Lawrence High has. I feel that Lawrence High School has not had its fair share of coverage. It seems to me that the community is trying to make this year be Free State’s year. I would just like everyone to understand that this year we didn’t lose a good high school we gained another. I think that asking for equal coverage of both schools is not too much. I think that both schools deserve the same respect for what they have and will accomplish. Please consider my opinion and don’t just set it aside because it sounds like another complaint from a high school student. Thank you for listening.
KU HOSPITAL FINISHES MOVE TO NEW AUTHORITY
October 2, 1998
It took until almost midnight getting the paperwork signed, but on Thursday the Kansas University Hospital made its official transition from a state entity to one governed by its own authority. The transfer was made possible by legislation signed by Gov. Bill Graves in the spring. Graves then appointed the members of the 14-member board.
BUDIG LECTURE SCHEDULED TODAY
October 2, 1998
Public support for education may be changing, says Ray Hiner, a Gene A. Budig teaching professor at Kansas University who will give a talk today on the subject. The lecture, “The Past and Future of American Public Education,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art auditorium.
S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, WHICH WAS RELEASED ON THURSDAY.
October 2, 1998
KU will open its season against UNC on Nov. 15 in the State Farm Tipoff Classic in West Lafayette, Ind. That game will be televised by ESPN2. Fox Sports will televise four Big 12 games involving Kansas: Jan. 20 at Colorado; Jan. 23 against Texas Tech in Lawrence; Feb. 7 at Missouri; and Feb. 27 at Kansas State.
LESTER KAPPELMAN
October 2, 1998
Services for Lester Kappelman, 81, were held Thursday, Oct. 1, at St. James Episcopal Church. Mr. Kappelman died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998.
S BOYS SOCCER RECORD DIPPED TO 0-9 WHEN TOPEKA HIGH BLANKED THE LIONS, 7-0, THURSDAY AT YSI.
October 2, 1998
Pass the Novacain, coach. Lawrence High’s painful soccer season continued on Thursday at YSI with a 7-0 loss to Topeka, the defending Class 6A state champion and No. 4-ranked team in the state.
POLICE SEIZE MARIJUANA FROM COUNTY FARMLAND
October 2, 1998
State and local law enforcement officers acted on a search warrant at a Douglas County farm Wednesday and returned with an estimated $200,000 worth of marijuana, some of it still growing in a garden. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit was assisting the Kansas Bureau of Investigations and the state bureau of Alcoholic Beverage Control in pursuing the warrant at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday in south central Douglas County, said Kenny Massey, Douglas County Undersheriff.
JUDGE CATT RAPS GAVEL LAST TIME, MOVING ON
October 2, 1998
After being Lawrence’s municipal judge for more than 26 years, George Catt says there are no excuses that he has not heard.
PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HOLD TAILGATE PARTY
October 2, 1998
Perry Middle School will hold an Accelerated Reader Tailgate Party from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the school. Using the Accelerated Reader Program, students read selected books and take a computerized test about the book to earn points. The points may be used to purchase a ticket to the tailgate party.
GAY SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET SUNDAY
October 2, 1998
The Lawrence-Topeka Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a local chapter of National PFLAG, will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The mission of PFLAG is to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends by offering support to cope with an adverse society, education to cope with an ill-informed public and advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
SOUND OFF
October 2, 1998
When are the Sunflower League stats for volleyball going to be in the paper? We have two really good volleyball teams in town. So far the football teams are the only ones getting the stats in the paper. Maybe you could print stats every other week if you can’t do it every week. According to former Lawrence High volleyball coach Joan Wells, the Sunflower League lost its volleyball statistician and has been unable to find a replacement. As soon as league stats are available, the Journal-World will print them.
CANDIDATES POISED FOR TV FORUMS
October 2, 1998
Sit back, turn on the television and get involved in Kansas politics. The debates are on.
BAKER COACH MOVES TO PERRY-LECOMPTON HIGH
October 2, 1998
After doubling as Baker University’s volleyball coach and softball coach the past four years, Jill Stutler wanted something different. “I just needed a change,” said Stutler, a 1986 Lawrence High graduate and Baker product. “I had been there so long and wanted to have a bigger impact on the players.”
CHARGES FILED IN LAWRENCE ARMED ROBBERIES
October 2, 1998
A Topeka man suspected of armed robberies in Topeka and Lawrence was charged with four counts of aggravated robbery Thursday in Douglas County District Court. An innocent plea was entered on behalf of Shawn E. Stewart, 26, by Judge Paula Martin. She set Stewart’s bail at $100,000.
MAKING THE GRADE
October 2, 1998
Two awards announced this week offer renewed evidence of the high-quality teachers and administrators at work in Lawrence schools. Recent awards honoring two local educators should serve as a reminder of the excellent work being done in the Lawrence school district.
A WIN OVER OLATHE EAST ON SATURDAY GAVE THE CHIEFTAINS THEIR FIRST TITLE IN THEIR OWN TOURNAMENT SINCE 1995.
October 2, 1998
For the first time since 1995, the Tonganoxie Invitational volleyball championship plaque didn’t have to travel. The host Chieftains went 7-0 on Saturday, capped by a 15-13, 15-12 victory over Olathe East to win the tournament.
ZELMA MITCHELL
October 2, 1998
Services for Zelma Mitchell, 75, Lenexa, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, Lenexa. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Mrs. Mitchell died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Royal Terrace Care Center, Olathe.
COUNTY HIRES PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
October 2, 1998
Douglas County hires from within for its public works job, and the new director says working with commissioners will be a partnership.
DUCK PERMITS ISSUED AT POMONA LAKE
October 2, 1998
With duck season rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake is preparing to issue permits to area hunters interested in placing duck blinds on the lake. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Corps’ Information Center, permits will be issued first by drawing and then on a first-come, first-served basis. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekends and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
DON MARVIN ABEL
October 2, 1998
Mass of Christian Burial for Don Marvin Abel, 36, Eudora will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Mr. Abel died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at his home.
MARIANA ZYLSTRA FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL
October 2, 1998
As a senior and a setter for the No. 1-ranked Firebirds, Mariana Zylstra has been thrust into a leadership position and has thrived in the role. “She is what I call `The Little General,”’ FSHS coach Nancy Hopkins said. “She’s real good about calming down the younger kids when they start freaking out. She’s the setter, and the setter in my opinion runs the game.
SERVICE FAILS
October 2, 1998
A suspect in a Douglas County murder case missed a hearing Thursday because sheriff’s deputies didn’t pick him up from the Jackson County Jail.
12-7 WIN.
October 2, 1998
In Free State High’s two previous victories this season, the offense scored a total of 80 points while the defense allowed 62 points. The tables were turned Thursday night against Shawnee Mission East in a Sunflower League football contest at SM North Stadium.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS SET THIS WEEKEND
October 2, 1998
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will hold two walk-in immunization clinics over the weekend. One will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin, and the other will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at the Health Department, 336 Mo.
CAUSE OF DOUBLE-FATALITY ELUDES AUTHORITIES
October 2, 1998
Four days after a two-vehicle accident left both drivers dead in an apparent head-on collision, authorities Thursday still were trying to figure out why the crash occurred. “That’s the strange thing about it — it was a daytime accident and there was no sign of skid marks,” said Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Rodney Cole, the lead investigator of the accident.
CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS HEATS UP FORUM
October 2, 1998
While representatives for Kansas’ hotly contested 3rd Congressional District race exchanged barbs, it was Rita Cline who made the audience laugh. Cline, who is seeking the state treasurer’s job, held up a list of people and businesses who are owed at least $100 in refunds from the state.
EMERGENCY CALLS
October 2, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Ambulance calls
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 2, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1993 Mercury Topaz valued at $8,000 was reported stolen from the 700 block of New Hampshire between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 1:15 a.m. Thursday.
NOTHING THROWS LIKESCHWINN.
October 2, 1998
McLouth senior quarterback Jeff Schwinn, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, completed 15 of 27 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 28-22 loss to Jackson Heights last week. “He gave us life late in the game,” McLouth coach Gerard Aligo said. “He took us down the field and showed us some versatility.”
TONGANOXIE HIGH SENIOR MISTY INGERSON HAD A BLOCK PARTY ON SATURDAY AT THE THS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT.
October 2, 1998
Ingerson, a 5-foot-11 middle blocker, had six stuff blocks and 13 kills in the Chieftains’ win over Olathe East. “She totally dominated the game,” coach Chris Herron said.
IN 1898
October 2, 1998
On Oct. 2, 1898, the Lawrence Journal reported: “The changes in the fire department station at the court house (then at Henry (now Eighth) and Vermont have made a great improvement. The new stalls built for the horses at the side of the hose cart, are provided with feed boxes, protection to keep the horses out of the hose cart wheels, and the latest sanitary arrangements…. The floor under the hose reel has been rebuilt so that it slants slightly toward the door and the cart runs out easily. The horses have been taught to back into the stalls, and the new arrangement makes it possible to hitch up after an alarm has been sent in about 3 seconds, as the horses have to make no turns and are right at hand when needed.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
REMOVING BARRIERS
October 2, 1998
Here are some practical tips for making people with disabilities feel more welcome within the congregation. Mobility impairment: Provide barrier-free access to building and facilities.
LEIGHTY
October 2, 1998
Services for Thelma “Gertie” Leighty, 84, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Leighty died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
EAST LAWRENCE HOME FACES WRECKING BALL
October 2, 1998
An East Lawrence home is facing the wrecking ball after at least 125 years in existence. Larry E. Shambaugh has applied for a permit to demolish a home he owns at 1144 Pa.
Lawrence key in Firebirds’ 12-7 win
October 2, 1998
In Free State High’s two previous victories this season, the offense scored a total of 80 points while the defense allowed 62 points. The tables were turned Thursday night against Shawnee Mission East in a Sunflower League football contest at SM North Stadium.
KU LEADER SEES OPPORTUNITY IN PLAN
October 2, 1998
The apparent compromise on the state’s system of higher education heartened KU officials and legislators alike.
S VOLLEYBALL QUADRANGULAR AT THE LHS GYM.
October 2, 1998
There was something about Mariana and Free State Thursday night. From Mariana Zylstra’s opening kill for sideout to Sarah Graves’ stuff for the final point, Free State dominated the third game of its volleyball match with Lawrence High to cap the Firebirds’ 11-15, 15-4, 15-7 victory over the Lions in the rowdy LHS gym. An estimated 400 fans attended the second intracity match.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 2, 1998
Dismissals Nicole M. McManness and baby girl, Lawrence.
MY DAUGHTER HAS LEUKEMIA. I AM CURIOUS AS TO WHAT PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN GET THIS? ALSO, HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE U.S. GET THIS DISEASE?
October 2, 1998
According to information supplied by the Leukemia Society of America, this year, four of every 100,000 children 14 and younger in the United States will develop leukemia. It is estimated that there will be 28,700 new cases of leukemia in the United States this year, 26,500 of them will strike people older than 14. There are about 140,000 leukemia patients in the United States.
TOUCH AT KU
October 2, 1998
A group of Tibetan monks is sharing its spiritual art with Lawrence residents.
NICHOLAS CADE INGRAM
October 2, 1998
Services for Nicholas Cade Ingram, 3-month-old son of Susie and Sammie Ingram, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will be at Lenape Cemetery, Linwood. Nicholas died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
M FOOTBALL GAME AS PART OF HIS OFFICIAL RECRUITING VISIT TO KU.
October 2, 1998
Recruiting analysts forgot about Kirk Hinrich after he committed to Iowa State in August of 1997. “There was no buildup. Nobody was talking about him because everybody knew where he was going — Iowa State. There was no reason to keep up on him,” said recruiting analyst Mike Sullivan of Insider’s Report. “That all changed this summer. Everybody knows about him now.”
KU ALUMNI TO RECEIVE ELLSWORTH MEDALLIONS
October 2, 1998
Three KU alumni will be honored this evening for “unique and significant service” to KU.
S GLAD HE RETURNED FOR A FINAL SEASON.
October 2, 1998
Rare is the college football player who can stand in front of his teammates before preseason practice begins and utter these words: “I graduated. I don’t have to be here.”
S GIRLS TOTALED 43 POINTS, SIX BETTER THAN RUNNERUP ROYAL VALLEY.
October 2, 1998
About the only thing that could rain on Royal Valley’s cross country parade Thursday was the sky, as the Panthers captured the boys and girls individual championships at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational. Despite chilly temperatures and a cold precipitation that tightened even the most warmed-up hamstrings, Panthers Jenny Morse and Dale Dexter held on to capture first-place honors.
RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE
October 2, 1998
The Kanwaka Township Fire Department is holding an open house and chili/soup feed, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the fire department, on the corner of County Road 1029 and 1700 N. The event will offer chili or soup, dessert and drink, and will cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 5-12 years of age. Children 4 and under will be admitted free. There also will be a raffle of donated items.
UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS
October 2, 1998
Additional candidate forums are scheduled at the following times and places: * 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence High School Cafeteria, 19th and Louisiana.
CITATIONS ISSUED IN UNDERAGE LIQUOR CRACKDOWN
October 2, 1998
The state issued formal citations to seven Lawrence businesses allegedly in violation of sales to minors.
FLAWS
October 2, 1998
Culture Clash’s members consider themselves social commentators. So it becomes their job to find the courage to point out what is wrong in American society — even if it means ruffling a few feathers. The irreverent trio — Ric Salinas, Richard Montoya (son of poet Jose Montoya) and Herbert Siguenza — performed their 90-minute, fast-paced “Radio Mambo” Friday night at the Lied Center and received a healthy standing ovation.
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS TO WRITE TO DORIS DAY?
October 2, 1998
Doris Day lives in Carmel, Calif. She can be written at P.O. Box 223163, Carmel, CA, 93922.
HAVEN
October 2, 1998
To the editor: Now that the lawyers for KDOT and the county are calling the last leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway the “31st Street Project,” maybe people will begin to see the neglected trailers and filled land along that street with the developer’s eye. Some folks may even begin questioning why western 31st Street was made a four-lane road leading to nowhere but a wetland for a quarter century. Routing a peripheral highway around Lawrence should always have been a separate issue from the effort to channel traffic to the entrance of this next commercial gold coast. But for those who brought us South Iowa Street, 31st Street was the nearest thing to being allowed to continue commercial development south of Wakarusa. All it required was a multi-million dollar ramp across the wetlands of the Haskell campus to carry Johnson County shoppers into the transplanted commercial heart of Lawrence. The politicians just didn’t think we’d buy it without the SLT fiction attached.
GRATEFUL DEFENDANT
October 2, 1998
To the editor: This past Wednesday Municipal Court Judge George Catt retired. Most folks never got to meet Judge Catt. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, I guess. The judge and I crossed paths several times; he knew me by my first name. I’m no politician or big shot lawyer. Instead I’m just a common man. I guess I was just plain lucky to have gotten to know the judge. Lawrence Kansas will never have a better judge than George Catt.
THAT ALL MAY WORSHIP
October 2, 1998
A conference this weekend in Lawrence should help congregations open their doors — figuratively and literally — to people with disabilities.
GALLON BY GALLON, WATER IS BEING REMOVED FROM THE STRUCTURE AT REUTER ORGAN AS THE COMPANY REGROUPS AFTER BEING SOAKED BY FIRE SPRINKLERS.
October 2, 1998
In the old building where piped instruments of sacred music have long been built, there is only the whine of powerful fans and giant dehumidifiers. Here and there, workers are hauling out equipment or reinstalling fixtures. On an upper level, pipes destined to be fitted into deeply finished wooden cabinets and controlled from a keyboard are stacked — waiting silently.
CLEANING UP DISASTERS PROPELS TWO COMPANIES
October 2, 1998
The restoration business is booming. Companies like All-Pro Services Inc. and Paul Davis Systems Inc. are growing steadily as demand for their services increases.
JOHNSON COUNTY OFFICIALS PUT A DESOTO ANNEXATION PLAN ON HOLD.
October 2, 1998
A Johnson County Commission decision on DeSoto’s controversial request to increase its city limits by more than 4,000 acres has been postponed until the commission’s Oct. 22 business meeting, officials here said Thursday. Also extended to Oct. 15 was the deadline for written public comment about the annexation plan, which would push out DeSoto boundaries in all directions, but more so to the east and south. The earlier comment deadline was Sept. 24 and the commission had planned to deal with the annexation issue Thursday.
ANTIQUE DEALERS TO SHOW WARES
October 2, 1998
The annual Fort Leavenworth Antique Show and Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday at the fort’s Frontier Conference Center. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be dealers from across four states specializing in furniture, military and western memorabilia, glassware, quilts, linens and jewelry.
AG WOES HURTING MIDWEST ECONOMY
October 2, 1998
Financial problems on the farm are starting to drag down the overall economy of the central United States, where growth has slowed significantly in the past month, an economic indicator for a nine-state region showed Thursday. The region’s economy slowed in September to its lowest rate of growth in three years and the near future looks just as grim, said Ernie Goss, a Creighton University economics professor who surveys purchasing managers for the monthly Mid-American Business Conditions Index.