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RAIN DISRUPTS DELIVERIES
October 5, 1998
Sunday night’s storms shut down deliveries at local pizza parlors and other take-out restaurants but didn’t deter residents from picking up their goodies for the Kansas City Chiefs’ football game. “We stopped about 6 p.m. … we can’t get out of our store,” said Keith Dawe, a driver with Pizza Hut, 1008 W. Sixth.
KIRK HINRICH, A 6-FOOT-3, 175-POUND GUARD FROM WEST HIGH SCHOOL IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA, SAYS HE HAD A GREAT TIME ON HIS BASKETBALL RECRUITING VISIT TO KANSAS UNIVERSITY OVER THE WEEKEND.
October 5, 1998
“It worked out real well. I had fun and liked what I saw,” Hinrich told Mike Sullivan of Insider’s Report Sunday night. “I wanted to get down there, see the school and play basketball with the guys.” He played in a pair of pick-up basketball games with the Jayhawks.
MARY ANN KIEFFER AND HER SON DANNY PRAISED THEIR WAY INTO A NEW WASHER AND DRYER.
October 5, 1998
Kieffer, a Lawrence resident, was one of four second-place winners in Whirlpool’s “In Praise of Mom” essay contest with a short essay by her and her youngest son. First-place winners received a weekend trip to New York City. “I like to enter contests,” she said. “I really wanted the trip,”
S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LA NINA AND EL NINO?
October 5, 1998
El Nino and La Nina are extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle referred to as El Nino/Southern Oscillation, according to the National Weather Service. Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. Usually, sea surface readings off South America’s west coast range from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit, while they exceed 80 degrees in the “warm pool” located in the western Pacific. This warm pool expands to cover the tropics during El Nino, but during La Nina, the easterly trade winds strengthen and cold upwelling along the equator and the west coast of South America intensifies. Sea surface temperatures along the equator can fall as much as 7 degrees below normal, the NWS says.
CANDIDATE BRIAN KUBOTA BRIAN KUBOTA
October 5, 1998
Age: 55; born March 1943. Occupation: Semi-retired land planner; developing Villas at Alvamar, a $17 million, 66-unit “secured living environment.”
HISTORY
October 5, 1998
About 40 people turned out for a ceremony marking the placement of the Clinton school/Clinton town hall on the National Register of Historic Places.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two saddles and a bridle valued on a sheriff’s report at $1,350 were stolen between 10 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday in the 800 section of North 1710 Road.
TIPS FOR RENTERS
October 5, 1998
Renting doesn’t have to be an adversarial relationship. Here are a few tips from Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. and KU’s Legal Services for Students: Before moving in:
MAE POSTLEWAIT
October 5, 1998
Memorial services for Mae Winnifred Postlewait, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Postlewait died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP OPENS
October 5, 1998
The “Mother-Daughter Connection” book group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library. The four-part group, composed of mothers and their school-aged daughters, or adult women and their young friends or relatives, will read one book a week and share their thoughts about it while enjoying refreshments in the library.
RAIN WASHES OUT KU SOCCERSOFTBALL
October 5, 1998
Sunday’s monsoon wiped out Kansas University soccer and softball games. KU’s soccer team was scheduled to meet Texas Tech at the Wizards’ facility in Kansas City, but the Big 12 match had to be postponed and will be rescheduled.
S FIRST BIRTHDAY CARDS.
October 5, 1998
Bridgie Hill’s due date is always fast approaching. No, she isn’t pregnant. The 86-year-old mother of three, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of nine has long since put her own childbearing duties behind her.
S PRIDE MEETING
October 5, 1998
The next Lion’s Pride meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence High School cafeteria. All past members, current parents and alumni are welcome to attend. Mother-daughter
MANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTES
October 5, 1998
In Lawrence, there are hundreds of squabbles every year over security deposits, rent payments and housing maintenance.
JAYHAWS FOOTBALL FALLS
October 5, 1998
Asked how close Kansas University’s football team was to being 5-0, KU linebacker J.J. Johnson looked down at his watch. “Let’s see … against Oklahoma State, we were two minutes away,” he said. “At MU, six minutes. This game, three minutes. We’re 11 minutes away from being a total team.”
LAWRENCE POLICE RESPONDED TO NEARLY 50 STALLED OR ABANDONED VEHICLES IN THE CITY.
October 5, 1998
Dangerous flash flooding swept away cars, closed roads and caused widespread home flooding Sunday night. “Flash flooding is extensive and driving is dangerous,” said Paula Phillips, Douglas County Emergency Management director.
CREDIT DUE?
October 5, 1998
Both parties are eager to claim the credit for a $1.6 trillion federal budget surplus. Just as soon as President Clinton announced projections of a $1.6 trillion budget surplus, both Democrats and Republicans started to claim credit for this unusual and favorable situation.
CANDIDATE CHARLES JONES CHARLES JONES
October 5, 1998
Age: 46; born March 1952. Occupation: Environmental consultant, entrepreneur with goal of developing an ice-skating rink in Lawrence.
FSHS HOSTS COLLEGE NIGHT
October 5, 1998
Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will attend this year’s College Night at Free State High School. The annual event, where students and their parents can obtain information about the institutions, will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the commons area of FSHS, 4700 Overland Dr.
SCOTT COLLECTS $50 FIRST PRIZE
October 5, 1998
For the second week in a row, it took a perfect entry to win the Journal-World football contest. Donnie Scott of Lawrence emerged from a handful of no-miss entries to win the $50 first prize based on his prediction of the final score of the Kansas-Texas A&M game.
COUNTY CANDIDATES AGREE ON SLT
October 5, 1998
Two Kansas immigrants of divergent political character want to serve Lawrence by winning a vacant seat on the Douglas County Commission.
IN 1898
October 5, 1998
On Oct. 5, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “There are two things that will make a Lawrence crowd gather in front of a bulletin board and wait until the last word is written. One is an American victory and the other is a football game.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 5, 1998
Births John Pultz and Susan Earle, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
CHIEFS BATTLE IN THE RAIN
October 5, 1998
A torrid rainstorm during the first half of Sunday night’s Chiefs-Seahawks game resulted in nearly an hour-long game delay, a drenched field and numerous turnovers. But despite five fumbles, Kansas City did not allow the pivotal AFC West Divisional contest against Seattle to slip away.
PINCKNEY TO BENEFIT FROM BOND ISSUE
October 5, 1998
The school bond proposal includes plans to add an elevator to Pinckney.
FAMILIES MUST LEARN TO BALANCE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND HOME LIFE.
October 5, 1998
Do you have three places to go on Thursday night? Six already lined up for Saturday? Families with children recently enrolled in school can easily be overwhelmed. Few people can do it all, but most can learn to balance school activities with family life and enjoy it.
DIFRANCO CAPTURES CROWD WITH VOICE, GUITAR STRUMMING
October 5, 1998
Ani DiFranco doesn’t have a single sound or even a single hit that defines her music. Yet, the folk-punk rock singer-songwriter is made of the stuff that turns artists into legends. She has a restless and adventurous soul, and she bares it with each song that lilts, oozes and spits from her mouth.
LINEBACKER STEVE BRATTEN SAT ON HIS STOOL, STILL IN FULL UNIFORM, LONG AFTER MOST OF HIS KANSAS FOOTBALL TEAMMATES HAD BEGUN TO DRESS.
October 5, 1998
Bratten didn’t appear to be sad, and the fifth-year senior didn’t appear to be particularly shocked, either. Bewildered was more like it. Could anybody blame him?
ABSOLUTELY FREE*
October 5, 1998
*Some Internet-capable computer equipment required When I first began using the Internet about 10 years ago, one of the coolest things about it was that there was so much free software and information out there. In those days before the World Wide Web was invented, you could find hundreds of FTP (File Transfer Protocol) servers, and help yourself to whatever was stored there. And it was free!