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DREAM LAND
October 4, 1998
Taking a dream garden from a plan to reality requires a lot of hard work.
POLITICIANS HAVE MADE A BED THAT NO ONE WANTS TO SLEEP IN
October 4, 1998
After I wrote that column about Bill Clinton a friend came up to me and told me he agreed with what I had said and that I was “spitting into the wind.” I think I was. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Republicans have been determined to get Clinton since the man entered office. Words from Newt Gingrich suggest that the poll figures mean nothing. Those polls are just about “the people.” The impeachment proceedings will come after the November election, and by the time of the election in 2000 the people will have forgotten. Maybe.
M DEFENSE, BUT THE JAYHAWKS SAY THE FINAL SCORE IS ALL THAT MATTERS.
October 4, 1998
Kansas University’s oft-maligned football offense trumpeted Texas A&M as its truest test yet of its improvement over last season. After four quarters and 294 total yards against the nation’s 13th-best defense, the jury’s still out.
A NEW SCHOOL POSES QUESTIONS ABOUT MAINTENANCE COSTS.
October 4, 1998
There are no tires to kick and no test drives when it comes to construction of a new building. If voters give the green light to the bond issue on the Nov. 3 ballot, a substantial portion of the funds would be used to build a new elementary school on land the district owns west of Wakarusa near 15th Street.
* TOM AHLERS OF DES MOINES, IOWA, WAS THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE-ASSIGNED OFFICIATING CREW. …
October 4, 1998
* Kickoff temperature was 58 degrees under cloudy skies with a 7-10 mph wind out of the northwest. * A&M eschewed a field-goal attempt from the Kansas 23 early in the second quarter. Quarterback Randy McCown’s fourth-and-eight pass fell incomplete. A&M had been six-for-six on fourth-down conversions this season. Later, however, the Aggies converted on a fourth down. …
S LAST-DITCH DRIVE IN THE FINAL MINUTES DOOMED KANSAS TO ITS THIRD STRAIGHT BIG 12 SETBACK.
October 4, 1998
So close. Whatever the unit of measure and whatever the adjective, the result was the same thumb-and-forefinger proximity that has come to characterize Kansas University in Big 12 football this season.
KU TO GET $740,000 GRANT FROM NASA
October 4, 1998
Kansas University will receive a $740,000 grant to develop earth-observation technology, federal officials have announced. The grant, awarded by NASA under its Instrument Incubator Program, will allow KU to develop a hybrid remote sensing radar that will be based in space.
COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET MONDAY
October 4, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts,to handle a light agenda. Commissioners will review: * Note receipt of an order from the Board of Tax Appeals and make a recommendation to the state regarding a tax refund.
COUPLES NEED A GOOD SENSE OF SELF BEFORE THEY CAN TRULY SHARE
October 4, 1998
Developing intimacy in a relationship may mean clearing the decks of all emotional baggage.
October 4, 1998
* Proclaim Sunday through Oct. 10 “Mental Illness Awareness Week.” * Proclaim October “Fire Prevention Month.”
JAYHAWK FAMILIES VALUE FOOTBALLFUN
October 4, 1998
The weather and the football may have been bleak, but KU’s Parents Day summoned sunny dispositions from all parts of the state, even across the Pacific Ocean.
LOSING CHILDREN TO STATE HITS HOME FOR LAWRENCE COUPLE
October 4, 1998
A Lawrence couple describe their lives since the state took their two daughters.
COUNTY WANTS PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND PLANNING RULES
October 4, 1998
Planning officials hope to make proposals understandable to the public so people will form opinions based on fact, not speculation.
WILLIAMS CRUISES AT SM NORTHWEST RACE
October 4, 1998
Lawrence High junior Chris Williams placed first on Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational at SM Park for his fourth cross country victory this fall. Williams finished the 5K cross country course in 16 minutes, 20 minutes to coast to a 29-second victory over Shawnee Mission South’s Mike Ryan.
EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE
October 4, 1998
Feelings of inadequacy, shame and guilt can get in the way of intimacy. Intimacy is a person’s ability to be himself in front of others. People who feel shame and therefore let people only see one side — the “good” side of them — struggle with intimacy.
HOPES OF TOPPLING THE 18TH-RANKED AGGIES.
October 4, 1998
Texas A&M’s offense could. Kansas’ defense couldn’t. “I guess they just basically sucked it up and we didn’t,” KU linebacker J.J. Johnson said. “They just found some glitches in our defense and put it together.”
YOUNG MUSICIANS ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION
October 4, 1998
Musicians in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to enter the Kansas City Symphony’s sixth annual Young Artist Competition. Designed to identify and reward exceptionally talented young musicians in the region, the competition consists of three categories: strings, woodwind/brass/percussion and piano/harp.
CREATIVE DISASTER BOOK CAN GET KIDS HOOKED ON SCIENCE
October 4, 1998
Catastrophe may be pretty bad stuff, but it makes for great science. Here’s a book that’s truly a blast … and a boom … and a crash. “Disaster Science,” by the editors of Klutz, is sure to ignite any child’s interest in physics, geology and meteorology even before they are big enough to spew the words.
FACES AND PLACES
October 4, 1998
Chris Morris has joined Hedges Realty Executives as an agent. Morris, a Graduate Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyers Representative and Million Dollar Producer, had been with Acres Realty. *
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 4, 1998
Dismissals Jill Brungardt and baby girl, Baldwin.
BOOK SALE BENEFITS PUBLIC LIBRARY
October 4, 1998
Annual book sale is a yearlong undertaking that brings in thousands of dollars for the Lawrence Public Library.
HEALTH SCREENING SET FOR LECOMPTON
October 4, 1998
The Lecompton health screening clinic for people older than 60 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Lecompton Community Building. For more information call the health department at 843-0721.
MEANINGFUL VOTE
October 4, 1998
To the editor: With the scandals raging in Washington, it’s easy to become disillusioned with our elected officials and easy to stay away from the voting booth. It’s also easy to forget that our local officials and local ballot measures often have a far greater effect on our lives than whoever is in the White House and whoever is trying to force him out.
COMMON GROUND
October 4, 1998
Changes in higher education governance are far from a done deal, but university and college leaders have agreed on some interesting proposals. As Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway said, “the devil will be in the details” when it comes to formulating a plan to improve higher education governance in Kansas.
S STORE IN SOUTH LAWRENCE HAVE A PORTRAIT STUDIO?
October 4, 1998
The new store JC Penney store, under construction at 3311 Iowa, will not have a portrait studio, officials at the store said. The store now open on West 23rd doesn’t have a portrait studio either, she said. The new store will open Nov. 5. When does daylight-saving time end? I was thinking it was sometime in October, but was not certain.
IN 1898
October 4, 1998
On Oct. 4, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of the previous evening’s meeting of the board of education. The Journal presented the report of Superintendent Smith who stated: “Perhaps never in the history of the schools, surely not recently, has there been such a general congestion of the different rooms.” Smith noted that as a result of the general crowding the 2nd grade had been put on a half-day basis which meant that the 8-year-olds were only in school for 2 1/2 hours. Smith called for the building of a new ten-room building on the ground of old Central at 9th and Kentucky to ease the overcrowding. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
S MIND ON SATURDAY.
October 4, 1998
“I’ve been at seven or eight different schools now,” Hankwitz, a former Kansas assistant under Glen Mason (1995-96), said after the Aggies’ 24-21 victory over the Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. “More than that, it’s nice to come back and see old friends. It’s always nice to come back to a place where you have fond memories.
THE HAWK IS LOCATED ON PROPERTY LEASED FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN H. EMICK. THE PREVIOUS HOLDER OF THE LEASE WAS JON R. DAVIS.
October 4, 1998
In 1997, under Davis’ ownership, the Hawk was cited by the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control 22 times for having people under 21 years of age in possession of alcoholic beverages on the premises. ABC cited the Hawk six times in 1996 and three times in 1995. Davis turned in his state liquor license late last year, under pressure from ABC. He later obtained a city permit to sell cereal malt beverages, and was required to shut down operations by midnight.
S TOPS WITH YOU?
October 4, 1998
Which Lawrence restaurant is your favorite? How about the best place to take your dry cleaning? And where do you always head for live music, a cup of java or Oriental food? Tell us your favorites by filling out the 1998 Best of Lawrence ballot that starts appearing in the Journal-World today on page 12D.
BIKE PATH FACING ROADBLOCK
October 4, 1998
Installing new sewer pipes means closing a bike path near the intersection of 31st Street and Kasold Drive. The work should take up to four weeks.
IF A BOND ISSUE PASSES IN NOVEMBER STUDENTS IN OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS MAY FIND THEMSELVES IN A NEW FACILITY.
October 4, 1998
Leann Dickson’s children may be moving without having to pack a thing. The Dickson family lives within the boundaries of Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness Dr., and if voters pass a proposed $16.6 million bond issue in November, Sierra and Mariah Dickson will be shifted from the school’s overcrowded conditions to a new school that would be built on land already owned by the district west of Wakarusa.
OTTAWATOP-RANKED FREE STATE WON ITS SECOND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT IN AS MANY WEEKENDS BY CLAIMING THE OTTAWA INVITATIONAL ON SATURDAY AT OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL.
October 4, 1998
The Firebirds (26-3) rallied for a 11-15, 15-13, 15-5 victory over Class 4A power Santa Fe Trail in the championship. “The last match was the toughest match we played,” said Free State coach Nancy Hopkins, whose team has won 18 matches in a row. “We pretty much dominated that last game.”
RECIPIENTS OF HIGUCHI AWARDS HONORED AT KU
October 4, 1998
The recipients of the 1998 Higuchi/Endowment Research Achievement Awards at Kansas University were honored during a special ceremony last week at the Adams Alumni Center. Winners will each receive a $10,000 award to further their research. The professors named to receive awards were:
TEXAS AGGIES TAKE KANSAS
October 4, 1998
Texas A&M quarterback Randy McCown saved his best for last. “The end of the game is when you want to play well. You see Joe Montana and John Elway do it all the time. I told the guys, `It’s time. Let’s get it done,”’ McCown said Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
S BOOK INVESTIGATES EVENTS AROUND JFK ASSASSINATION
October 4, 1998
Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns Wilborn Hampton
S 30 YARD LINE AND SAW ITS RECORD DROP TO 1-3.
October 4, 1998
There were so few positives for the Haskell football team after Saturday’s loss, coach Gary Tanner bestowed any credit elsewhere. “Well, we had the best band,” Tanner said after his Fightin’ Indians lost 28-0 to North Iowa Community College at Haskell Stadium.
CORRECTIONS BOARD TO MEET TUESDAY
October 4, 1998
The Douglas County Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Corrections Conference Room on the third floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
VIRGINIA HENDERSON
October 4, 1998
Graveside services for Virginia Paul Henderson, 51, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ruhamah Cemetery, Rantoul. Mrs. Henderson died Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TAX REDUCTION
October 4, 1998
To the editor: I read, with interest, your editorial of Sept. 22 with regard to the suggestion that businesses be provided “incentives” to expand or improve their operations, in Lawrence. I heartily agree.
S SUMMIT (MO.) NORTH IN THREE GAMES FOR ITS LONE VICTORY AT THE JOAN L. WELLS INVITATIONAL.
October 4, 1998
The semifinals of the Joan L. Wells Invitational volleyball tournament went on without host Lawrence High on Saturday at LHS. Lawrence went 1-3 in their pool and failed to qualify for the semis in the 10-team tournament. The event showcased two of the top teams in Class 6A — Shawnee Mission Northwest and Manhattan — and two of the top teams in 5A — Wichita Carroll and Overland Park Aquinas.
DIFFERENCES ATTRACT
October 4, 1998
Women and men are different, of course. We are attracted to each other because of those differences, therapists say. Women often take on the role of keeping a relationship running smoothly. Many women — but not all, of course — sense intuitively that a relationship is out of balance and put feelers out to their partner.
FIRE NOT FIRST REUTER DISASTER
October 4, 1998
The fire and flood that hit Reuter Organ Co. last month wasn’t the first natural disaster to strike the company. Back in 1917, when the company was still in Trenton, Ill., where it was founded, a tornado ripped through a wall of its erecting room, the place final assembly is done.
FIVE-ACRE EXEMPTION
October 4, 1998
Plat: A document on which a surveyor plots out the property, figuring out where roads, utilities and right-of-way easements will go. Agricultural lot split: If a landowner has at least 40 acres, he can sell off five of them without platting. But if he wants to develop the other 35 residentially, he can do a minor plat.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO SLOW TRAFFIC
October 4, 1998
Just because cool weather’s rolling in doesn’t mean street paving and other public works projects will stop. This week, contract crews are planning to spread fresh asphalt, pour new concrete and install new drainage pipes in a few areas of town. All are expected to disrupt traffic in the affected areas.
MAYER COLUMN
October 4, 1998
Dan Jenkins, the marvelous columnist and author of books such as “Semi-Tough” and “Life Its Ownself,” is an unapologetic worshipper of the late football star Doak Walker. Dan once remarked that “Doak Walker should have won the Heisman Trophy twice (1947 and 1948) and Archie Griffin shouldn’t have won it once.” Archie got two, 1974 and 1975; Doak was the `48 selection, but finished third in both `47 and `49. Good as he might have been as an Ohio State running back, Griffin was no Walker … not even close. The Doaker, an SMU icon, died the past week from complications of the paralysis he suffered from a skiing accident the past January. He was 71 and as genuine a hero the day he died as he became while a Texas schoolboy on the same team with the incomparable Bobby Layne.