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Lawrence High has struggled to a 2-4 record this season, but is optimistic about the future
October 9, 1998
Fortunately for Lawrence High’s football team, the past six weeks won’t have any bearing on the Lions’ postseason chances. The Lions take a 2-4 record into district, starting on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. homecoming contest against 2-4 Topeka at Haskell Stadium.
BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET IN LIBERAL
October 9, 1998
For the first time in at least 25 years, the Kansas Board of Regents will hold its regular monthly meeting on the campus of one of the state’s 19 community colleges. The board moved its November meeting to Seward County Community College in Liberal.
LIONS WIN TWO AT OLATHE NORTH
October 9, 1998
Lawrence High won two of three matches in a volleyball quadrangular Thursday night at Olathe North. The Lions defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest, 15-10, 5-15, 16-14, and Olathe North, 9-15, 15-11, 15-12, but fell to Shawnee Mission Miege, 15-2, 15-9.
CITY LOOKING INTO FUTURE OF WATER USE
October 9, 1998
Lawrence is soaking in rights to nearly 8 billion gallons of water a year, and city officials are looking for more.
WELCOME WAGON GROUP PLANS BENEFIT AUCTION
October 9, 1998
Lawrence’s Welcome Wagon organization will hold its sixth annual auction in conjunction with the club’s October luncheon. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help needy families at Christmas. A free potluck meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The auction, which begins at 12:15 p.m., will include items and services donated by Welcome Wagon members, community members and businesses.
S WHERE THE COMPARISONS END, JOHNSON INSISTS.
October 9, 1998
Gilbert Brown played on the defensive line for Kansas University’s football team and hailed from Detroit. Dion Johnson plays on the defensive line for KU. His hometown is Detroit, too. End of comparison, says Johnson, who does not wish to be compared to the 350-pound Brown, aka the Jolly Green Bay Giant.
EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR
October 9, 1998
What: Employment law seminar Who: Attorneys and other professionals offer advice and information regarding employment law
FREE STATE IMPROVED ITS VOLLEYBALL RECORD TO 29-3 WITH VICTORIES OVER SHAWNEE MISSION WEST, OLATHE SOUTH AND BLUE VALLEY NORTHWEST.
October 9, 1998
Free State High’s volleyball team wasn’t content with just becoming the first Firebirds squad to win a Sunflower League crown. Free State also wanted to upend two-time defending Class 6A state champion Blue Valley Northwest during its home quadrangular on Thursday night.
RODNEY WAYNE SUMNER
October 9, 1998
Services for Rodney Wayne Sumner, 53, Baldwin, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery. Interment will follow at the cemetery. Mr. Sumner died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
A 1940 HIGHLIGHT
October 9, 1998
The recent deaths of two major western movie stars recalls a non-basketball crowd that focused favorable attention on Lawrence in 1940. In post-World War II years, Lawrence has made headlines throughout the region with the large crowds it has drawn for college basketball celebrations — such as the national championship gatherings in 1952 and 1988 and the national title bid in 1991.
IN 1898
October 9, 1998
On Oct. 9, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of a football game between Kansas University’s second 11 and Lawrence High School’s team at Mc Cook Field. The Journal reported: “It was the first time the high school boys had lined up for a game and considering the fact that they had had only a few nights’ practice and playing against much heavier men, they played a fine game.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
BOND ISSUE SPELLS REPAIR FOR SCHOOLS
October 9, 1998
Several schools to get roofs, windows and lighting under a proposed bond issue.
S TOP CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS.
October 9, 1998
A lower back injury ended Brian Jensen’s cross country career at Oklahoma State University in 1995. Then one of the country’s top freshmen, Jensen abandoned Stillwater so he could see a medical specialist in his native Ronne, Denmark.
FRIENDS, FOES OF CARE SYSTEM TELL STORIES TO LAWMAKERS
October 9, 1998
A legislative panel will begin crafting recommendations to present to the 1999 Legislature for consideration.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 9, 1998
Dismissals Lea Morris, baby girl and baby boy, Lawrence.
KANSAS OFFICIALS BELIEVE NEW BIG 12 COMMISSIONER KEVIN WEIBERG IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE LEAGUE.
October 9, 1998
Bob Frederick, once a finalist for the post himself, thinks the Big 12 Conference struck paydirt Thursday when it hired Big Ten deputy commissioner Kevin Weiberg as the league’s second commissioner. “I think it’s an outstanding choice,” said Frederick, now in his 12th year as Kansas University athletics director. “He’s a bright, young athletics administrator. He’s been a part of the Big Ten’s successful television negotiations, and I think that’s a plus for us.”
THE LAWRENCE CHRISTIAN GROUP COMMON THREAD, TRYING TO TOUCH THE HEARTS OF ITS LISTENERS, IS RELEASING ITS FIRST COMPACT DISC.
October 9, 1998
The seven members of Common Thread want people to feel their music. “We love the Lord and we love the music,” Franci Chaffin said.
STATE LAWMAKERS KICK OFF TOUR BY VISITING LAWRENCE SHELTER
October 9, 1998
The tour also included more hearings on the state’s foster care system.
S KANSAS-BAYLOR FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE 6 P.M. IN WACOTEXAS.
October 9, 1998
Baylor provides an interesting contradiction to the old football adage that games are won or lost in the fourth quarter. The Bears have dominated the final stanza this season, outscoring opponents 53-27. BU has scored just 95 points this season.
S FATE UNCLEAR
October 9, 1998
City officials are considering the future of a Lawrence police officer convicted of battery, and are taking into account state laws that suggest he could lose his license.
SCHOOL OF AMERICAS FOCUS OF KU GROUP
October 9, 1998
The Latin American Solidarity organization at Kansas University plans several activities to share information about the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas. Information tables will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the Kansas Union. The week will culminate with a rice-and-beans dinner and discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread.School of Americas
NEW WAKARUSA BRIDGE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE
October 9, 1998
A new structure on Douglas County Road 442 should be finished by the Oct. 31 deadline, workers say.
TEPID OFFENSE.
October 9, 1998
Baylor doesn’t expect much from its starting quarterback. “We’re just trying to get a first down,” second-year BU coach Dave Roberts said. “If our quarterback can get us a first down … we’re not trying to score, we’re just trying to get a first down. If he does that, he’ll play the next series.”
TOPEKA HOSPITAL TO OPEN CLINIC IN WEST LAWRENCE
October 9, 1998
Stormont-Vail officials say Lawrence is under-served when it comes to primary care physicians.
ONCE UPON A TIME, KIRK HINRICH WAS GOING TO BE AN IOWA STATE CYCLONE. NOW, THE 6-FOOT-3 GUARD IS ALL SET TO BEJAYHAWK.
October 9, 1998
Kirk Hinrich, a 6-foot-3 senior basketball guard from West High School in Sioux City, Iowa, made his mind up Thursday night. He’s coming to Kansas University.
GUN CONTROL ORGANIZATION ENDORSES MOORE
October 9, 1998
Jim and Sarah Brady endorsed a Kansas congressional candidate based on his support for gun control.
ATTITUDE GIVES 100-YEAR-OLD AN EDGE
October 9, 1998
Longtime Lawrence resident Ruth Stringham will mark her 100th birthday today.
CHALLENGER TO GRAVES REVEALS FORMULA FOR WINNING OFFICE
October 9, 1998
Democrat Tom Sawyer is counting on registered Kansans who skipped the August primary to turn out in November and elect him governor.
PEARSON TAKES LAWRENCE INVITATIONAL
October 9, 1998
Tiffani Pearson felt so unconfident in her golf game before Thursday, she kept her driver in the bag. But playing with a 5-wood on long holes, Blue Valley North’s No. 1 player erased her par-making paranoia with a win at the Lawrence Invitational at Lawrence Country Club.
KU WAGES BLOOD BATTLE WITH CROSS-STATE RIVALS
October 9, 1998
KU’s American Red Cross fall semester blood drive winds down today at the Kansas Union.
CARE STILL RATIONED
October 9, 1998
To the editor: Froma Harrop’s editorial on Canadian health care quotes a Mr. Michael Decter, who stated 1) “the government does not get involved in the decisions of doctors” and 2) that “Canadian doctors are private practitioners working on a fee for service basis.” The first statement is not true, and the second statement is a gross misrepresentation.
TWO COUNTY EXTENSION AGENTS LEAVING POSTS
October 9, 1998
Within the next year, Douglas County farmers and gardeners will bid farewell to 65 years of experience when two of the county’s five Extension agents leave their posts. Agricultural Extension agent Garry Keeler will be the first to go. He will depart Nov. 3 to take a job with the Kansas State Department of Agriculture.
COLLEGE SHOPPING NIGHT EDUCATES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
October 9, 1998
The odds are against him, but Lawrence High School junior James Un is determined to be one of the 12 percent of applicants chosen each year for the freshman class at Harvard. Un was one step closer to his dream Thursday when he met with Harvard representatives at the annual college shopping night at Free State High School.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST THE CITY WHEN WE HAVE A PARADE DOWNTOWN? WHO PAYS THE POLICE TO BLOCK OFF THE ROAD?
October 9, 1998
The city’s costs vary depending on the size and type of parade, but who gets stuck with the bill doesn’t. Because parade permits are free, everyone in Lawrence shares in the costs of directing traffic, ensuring public safety and cleaning up after parades.
MEGAN NOONAN BALDWIN CROSS COUNTRY
October 9, 1998
Baldwin High sophomore Megan Noonan continues to shine. Noonan won the Blue Valley Invitational on Saturday in 12 minutes, 26 seconds for her third victory in five meets this season.
BOEING CHIEF EXEC TO LECTURE AT KU
October 9, 1998
Boeing’s chief executive officer will deliver the 1998 Anderson Chandler Lecture next week at the Lied Center.
JOURNAL-WORLD OFFERING TO MAIL COMICS TO READERS
October 9, 1998
Attention comic fans … We apologize to Journal-World readers for not running Monday’s comics on Monday’s comics page. Judging by the number of telephone calls we received, many readers would like to see the comics they missed.
CRIME STOPPERS TARGETS PIZZA DRIVER ATTACKERS
October 9, 1998
Police are flooding a south Lawrence neighborhood with fliers in the hopes of solving two recent attacks on pizza delivery drivers. The officers are alerting potential witnesses that a Crime Stoppers tip leading to the arrest of the three suspects could result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.
E. MERRILL DOWNER
October 9, 1998
Services for E. Merrill Downer, 83, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be at Sarcoxie Cemetery, Sarcoxie, Mo. Mr. Downer died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Southwinds Rehabilitation & Care Center, Lawrence.
EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR SET
October 9, 1998
Area employers, human resources professionals and attorneys will be able to brush up on employment law during a seminar later this month in downtown Lawrence. The Oct. 28 and 29 seminar, which features Kansas attorneys and other professionals involved in employment law, is sponsored by the Lawrence Human Relations Commission and the city’s department of human relations/human resources.
ETHEL MARIE HILL
October 9, 1998
Services for Ethel Marie Hill, 88, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Hill died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
WATER RIGHTS ON TAP
October 9, 1998
The city has access to 7.9 billion gallons of water a year, through rights and contracts granted by the state. Here’s a rundown of the city’s annual access to water, followed by the amount used by the city in 1997: Kansas River: 2.4 billion gallons in surface water rights (1.7 billion used) and 679 million gallons in well water rights (530 million gallons used).
NOW APPEARING
October 9, 1998
Common Thread will be at First United Methodist Church on Oct. 25, Trinity Lutheran Church on Nov. 8, St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora on Nov. 22. The Common Thread Christmas concert will be Dec. 5 at Trinity Lutheran. Anyone interested in an album or a concert can call Cris Chaffin at 749-7232