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WHEN HAS THE CITY SCHEDULED SOME DRAINAGE CORRECTION WORK AT SEVENTH AND PRESCOTT?
October 14, 1998
“The detention pond in Prescott Place subdivision will be modified by the developer based on revised calculations recently approved by the Public Works Department,” said Chad Voigt, the city’s stormwater engineer.
TWO LAWRENCE ARTISTS HONORED BY STATE AGENCY
October 14, 1998
Two Lawrence residents were among the 10 Kansas residents and agencies receiving Governor’s Arts Awards Tuesday night at a ceremony on the Washburn University campus. Luci Tapahonso, known for her poetry and creative writing, and John Talleur, an artist and Kansas University professor emeritus of art, were recognized for their individual achievements.
IN 1898
October 14, 1998
On Oct. 14, 1898, the Lawrence Journal commented: “The inventive genius of a window dresser is at a high strain. The person occupying this position must be quite up to date and possess artistic gifts of a very high order. His eye for harmonious color combinations must be as true as that of a mural decoration. To place in a window 18 shades of red and maintain peace between them so perfect as to please the most sensitive eye is a feat which Chas. D. Raber has accomplished in the beautiful Rock Chalk display at George Innes’. (813-15 Mass.) His work is always of a dignified character, and attracts the attention of everyone passing on that side of the street.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
VANILLA INFUSES SUBTLE FLAVOR
October 14, 1998
The French Farmhouse Cookbook by Susan Herrmann Loomis, (Workman, $15.95) erases some of the mysteries Americans feel exist about French food. In her book she lists vanilla sugar as among the basics of French cooking and says she uses it in most of her pastries. “In France, vanilla sugar is sold in pretty little packets at the grocery store,” she writes. “It isn’t really like granulated sugar, but is rather a cross between granulated and confectioner’s. This vanilla sugar works just as well. … It’s a good way to use your vanilla beans after they’ve served to flavor milk or custard — just make sure they are dry before you add them to the sugar.”
WOODEN TICKETS TO GO ON SALE SOON
October 14, 1998
Tickets for the 1998 Wooden Classic will go on sale Saturday. Kansas will meet Pepperdine at 2 p.m., on Dec. 5 at The Pond, with Oklahoma State to tangle with UCLA at about 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices run from $15 to $150. They are available by calling any Ticketmaster outlet.
VOTING EFFORTS
October 14, 1998
The League of Women Voters keeps nagging the public conscience about the importance of voting. Congratulations to the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters for its continued efforts to draw attention to the importance of voting.
BOARD HEARS REQUEST FOR CURRICULUM AUDIT
October 14, 1998
The curriculum audit would cost an estimated $39,000, the school board learned.
ADVANCE VOTING BEGINS TODAY
October 14, 1998
Advance voting for the general election in Douglas County will begin today, county clerk Patty Jaimes said. It will continue through noon Nov. 2.
THERESA NUCKOLLS HAS BEEN COUNTY COUNSELOR FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS.
October 14, 1998
Fresh from hiring a new public works director, Douglas County now is shopping for a new county counselor. Theresa Nuckolls has announced her resignation effective Nov. 1. The county counselor since 1996, Nuckolls said she plans to pursue other opportunities. She will stay in Lawrence, she said.
DEANEANN BOLICK
October 14, 1998
Services for Deaneann Bolick, 52, Cherokee, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Brenner Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery. Ms. Bolick died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at St. John’s Rehabilitation Center, Joplin, Mo.
REPORTS OF FAKE BILLS CONTINUE TO MOUNT
October 14, 1998
Reports of counterfeit $10 bills continued to trickle in to the Lawrence Police Department, suggesting whoever passed the bills lived it up over the weekend. Most of the bills turned up at restaurants and bars downtown, including The Sandbar, The Granada, Coco Loco, Eldridge Hotel, Harbour Lights, Jazzhaus and Milton’s Coffee & Wine. Other bills were reported at Burger King on Sixth Street, Chili’s Grill and Bar and King Arthur’s.
BRAISING IS GREAT FOR ECONOMICAL CUTS
October 14, 1998
What is the difference between braising and cooking in a liquid? First, let’s identify what they have in common. Braising and cooking in a liquid are the two moist heat methods of meat cookery. Less tender cuts of meat have more connective tissue which need a low temperature and a long cooking time to turn the connective tissue to gelatin. Moist heat cooking uses indirect heat and the addition of a liquid or retained moisture.
HOME-BASED BUSINESS RULES COME UNDER COUNTY REVIEW
October 14, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will grapple with home occupation issues at their meeting tonight.
CENSUS BUREAU COUNTS ON HELP
October 14, 1998
The area field office for the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking 800 to 1,000 workers in northeast Kansas to help verify home addresses, beginning next month.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 14, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A television and 900 $1 bills were stolen between 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 7 from Wendland Performance, 720 E. Ninth. The total loss was $1,250.
AUTO BURGLARS STRIKE WEST LAWRENCE
October 14, 1998
Police arrested four men after they allegedly broke into seven cars in west Lawrence neighborhoods.
NAME?
October 14, 1998
The mystery-solving dog’s name was inspired by the song “Strangers in the Night,” according to the Ask Mr. Showbiz World Wide Web page. Fred Silverman was a CBS executive working on the project that would become the animated series “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?” in 1969. As the network struggled with the right approach for the cartoon, Silverman heard “Strangers” on an airline flight.
BEATING, ROBBERY LANDS THREE IN CUSTODY
October 14, 1998
Lawrence police arrested a man and detained two juveniles after the three allegedly beat a youth and robbed him and four acquaintances. Ricky Brooks, 18, Lawrence, was arrested on charges of battery after the altercation about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Park in East Lawrence.
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October 14, 1998
To the editor: The editorial “Double Contest” concerning the KU and Texas A&M football teams and the respective bands presented a view of someone who has limited knowledge of marching band techniques. If you enjoyed the Texas A&M band performance, as I am sure many people did, I am happy for you.
KU NAMES NEW HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
October 14, 1998
Ola Faucher has been named the new director of human resources at Kansas University, effective Monday. Faucher, who succeeds Marc Adin, has been serving as acting director since June, a position she also filled for nine months in 1993. She began her career at KU in 1972 as a clerk in KU libraries. She moved to human resources in 1976 as its first staff development manager.
RAINS SLOW WHEAT SEEDING
October 14, 1998
Only half the winter wheat crop was in the ground as rain slowed farmers last week, the state said Tuesday. Fields dried out late last week except in the southeast, where water was standing in unharvested fields, according to the weekly crops and weather report from Kansas Agricultural Statistics.
FRATERNITY DISCIPLINED FOR HAZING
October 14, 1998
Phi Kappa Theta fraternity was placed on interim suspension Tuesday pending an investigation into allegations of hazing.
A NATIVE SON COMES HOME TO BE HONORED.
October 14, 1998
Gordon Parks says he has no enemies these days — not even his native state. “I’ve made peace with Kansas, and Kansas has made peace with me,” the 85-year-old said Tuesday afternoon as he fielded questions from journalists and blinked from camera flashes.
KU PLANS MEMORIAL FOR WYOMING STUDENT
October 14, 1998
KU human rights proponents are mourning the beating death of a Wyoming college student.
EASEMENT SOUGHT FOR AREA WETLANDS
October 14, 1998
Baker University hopes a conservation easement would help it establish a trust for management of its wetlands.
S VOLLEYBALL MATCH SHOULD HELP EAGER FANS PASS THE TIME WHILE WAITING FOR THE 1998 EDITION OF LATE NIGHT WITH ROY WILLIAMS.
October 14, 1998
Fans sat on their hands for a long time at the 1997 Late Night With Roy Williams. Kansas University’s men’s and women’s basketball players started their skits more than five hours after the doors to Allen Fieldhouse opened. The annual men’s basketball scrimmage followed at midnight in accordance with NCAA rules.
S VOLLEYBALL TEAM, RANKED NO. 1 IN CLASS 6A, LOST TO SHAWNEE HEIGHTS, NO. 1 IN CLASS 5A, ON TUESDAY AT THE TOPEKA WEST INVITATIONAL.
October 14, 1998
Shawnee Heights prevailed 15-12, 15-4 to snap the Firebirds’ 22-match winning streak. Free State defeated Topeka West 15-4, 15-6 and Ottawa 15-2, 15-9. “We didn’t play well against them,” Free State coach Nancy Hopkins said of the Shawnee Heights match. “We played real tentative. We could never get in sync. I am not distraught we lost to them. I am not real happy the way we played in the game.”
FURNITURE STORE SEEKS ITS NICHE
October 14, 1998
When a customer came up a few dollars short for sales tax while buying some furniture one day last week, Amy Ballinger told him not to sweat it, she could work with him. And when the customer worried that all the stuff he bought might not fit into his car, Ballinger told him her husband had a truck and probably could deliver whatever his car couldn’t handle.
FLAVORS OF FRANCE
October 14, 1998
A French couple has a hard time finding the cuts of meat and the cheeses they are used to at home.
FESTIVAL QUILT SHOW WRAPPED IN COLOR
October 14, 1998
The Maple Leaf Festival quilt show is the oldest such event in Kansas.
METH LAB BUST NETS EUDORAN
October 14, 1998
Charges are pending against a Eudora woman who was allegedly cooking methamphetamine with her 6-year-old daughter in the house.
S SPEED AND PHYSICAL NATURE MAKE HIM A NATURAL FOR SPECIAL TEAMS, BUT HE ASPIRES TO PLAY THE FIELD AS A DEFENSIVE BACK SOMEDAY.
October 14, 1998
Tywanne Aldridge combines a sprinter’s speed with a linebacker’s mentality, and for all that he might never play anywhere but on Kansas University’s football special teams. “He’s about as fast as anyone ever gets,” KU coach Terry Allen said of Aldridge, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore. “He’s had a limited football background. But he’s very physical and very determined. There aren’t a lot of people who can run like that and be as physical as he is. I don’t know if we’ll ever find a place for him on our football team, but could he play someday? Sure he could.”
MCLOUTH ADDS VIRTUES TO TOWN CALENDAR
October 14, 1998
A new organization in McLouth has involved local schools, businesses and churches in promoting values such as honesty and respect.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 14, 1998
Births Brett and Debra Dawson, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
October 14, 1998
After Santa Fe Trail’s volleyball team pushed Kaw Valley League nemisis Tonganoxie to a third set, the Chargers’ crowd — despite being in enemy territory — began cheering rambunctiously while Chieftains fans sat silent. But it was Tongie’s Sara Poje who kept her team loose before the final game by dancing to Santa Fe Trail’s beat.
CITY AGREES TO BUY NEW VANS FOR DCAT
October 14, 1998
Three new vans will bring the city’s public transportation system up to speed with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to buy three new lift-equipped vans, for about $50,000 each, to replace aging vehicles used in the city’s on-demand, door-to-door transit system, Douglas County Area Transportation (DCAT).
ADVANCE VOTING BEGINS TODAY
October 14, 1998
Advance voting for the general election in Douglas County will begin today, county clerk Patty Jaimes said. It will continue through noon Nov. 2.
EUDORA VOLLEYBALL TAKES SEVERAL GAMES
October 14, 1998
Eudora High’s volleyball team took care of business as usual on Tuesday. The Cardinals improved to 21-6 by beating Spring Hill, 15-6, 15-12, Baldwin, 15-7, 15-7, and Prairie View, 15-10, 15-1 at a quadrangular at Baldwin High.
CITY OKS WESTERN HILLS SEWER DISTRICT
October 14, 1998
Installing new sewer mains in the Western Hills neighborhood should cost about $900,000, and all city residents likely will be on the hook for half of it. The owners of 66 lots would share the cost of the rest.
VE MOWED.
October 14, 1998
The weather has held crews up, Kansas Department of Transportation Kim Athon said. Crews rotate mowing schedules throughout several different highways in their area and have just recently mowed on the median and on the west side and between Kansas Highway 7 and the Douglas County line, but weather has prevented them from doing the rest, Athon said.
S 3-0 BOYS SOCCER VICTORY OVER FREE STATE. BY ROBERT SINCLAIR
October 14, 1998
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team took a 2-0 lead against Free State High so fast many of the fans in attendance may have missed it. At least one person did, anyway.
FLOOD DANGER
October 14, 1998
Recent flash floods in Kansas City again show that flowing water can quickly pose a deadly danger. Eleven deaths resulting from flash flooding in Kansas City earlier this month should serve as a reminder of how quickly rising waters can pose a deadly risk.