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A KINGLY OPERA
October 15, 1998
What: “Xerxes,” an opera by George Frederick Handel. When: 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
S OWN EXPERIENCES
October 15, 1998
A Lawrence playwright’s full-length play examines society’s attitudes toward breasts.
DADA DADA
October 15, 1998
Dadaism is alive and well — and self-titled this time. The Los Angeles band Dada introduced itself in 1992 with an edgy, sarcastic trip through “Disneyland,” the first cut off “Puzzle.” The edges are fuzzed a bit in its fourth album, but much of the alternative bite continues. “Information Undertow” laughs at the 24-hour ability to know everything (“I lit up my Apple, surfed through the shrapnel, accessed my online babe”). “Playboy in Outerspace” rocks through the downside of nightlife. The West Coast dream gone bad is relived in the album’s first single, “California Gold.” The group sputters a bit when it tries to slow things down, as in “This Thing Together.” Thankfully, it more than makes up the difference with rattling gems like “Beautiful Turnback Time Machine.” Its songs have a bouncy creativity that supplants any surreal effects you’d expect from a band with a name like Dada. Psycho Circus
BAKER STOPS BENEDICTINE
October 15, 1998
Baker University’s soccer team beat Benedictine, 3-1, on Wednesday. Rayburn Moore had two goals and Mike McCabe one, while Peter Lenz and Tye Pruitt had assists for BU, 9-2-2. LHS sophs win, 5-3
HOW MANY OF THE ORIGINAL BEACH BOYS ARE LEFT IN THE BAND?
October 15, 1998
When Mike Love performs today with a group billed as the Beach Boys or “American Band Featuring Members of the Beach Boys,” he is the only original member who was there in 1961 when the group formed in Hawthorne, Calif. The original fivesome consisted of Love, Al Jardine and the brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson. Love’s group includes two early Beach Boys: David Marks, who replaced Jardine from 1962 to 1963, and Bruce Johnston, who toured in place of Brian Wilson beginning in 1965.
AUTHORITIES ARREST TRIO FOR TRESPASSING IN STULL CEMETERY
October 15, 1998
As far as Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson is concerned, a “gateway to Hell” west of Lawrence will be closed on Halloween. According to local folklore, a former church at the Stull Cemetery is haunted and the devil visits it on Halloween. Every Halloween, Anderson makes sure the cemetery, just off Douglas County Road 442, is off limits to thrill-seekers.
TONGANOXIE NURSING HOME CLEARS BAN
October 15, 1998
A Tonganoxie nursing home on Wednesday afternoon was cleared to admit new residents following a six-day ban by the state for alleged violations of regulations. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment last Thursday issued an order banning new admissions to Tonganoxie Nursing Center, 1010 East St., No. 940, Tonganoxie, after an inspection revealed deficiencies that significantly and adversely impact the health, safety, nutrition, or sanitation at the facility.
GROUP FORMED TO HELP, SUPPORT SINGLE PARENTS
October 15, 1998
A new, nondenominational group in Lawrence formed to offer support and provide fun, affordable activities for single parents and their families will meet tonight. SPaRK, Single Parents Raising Kids, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
MALINDA CLARA HOOD
October 15, 1998
Services for Malinda Clara Hood, 73, Baldwin, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Ms. Hood died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the Baldwin Care Center.
S DOWNTOWN HOUSE SOLD TO NEW COMMUNITY IN MISSOURI
October 15, 1998
The S.E.W.S. house, located for years at Ninth and Massachusetts during the Christmas season, has been sold to a Parkville, Mo., group.
PRESTIGIOUS CONDUCTOR TO VISIT KU
October 15, 1998
Frederick Fennell, founder and conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and now conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Symphony Orchestra, will work with musicians, present lectures and perform at concerts Monday through Oct. 29 on the Kansas University campus. The conductor’s schedule includes:
53 SCHEDULES REUNION
October 15, 1998
The Liberty Memorial High School Class of 1953 will gather for its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday. This class, the last group of students to graduate from Liberty Memorial High School, also is asking members from the classes of 1951, 1952, 1954 and 1955 to stop by the Union Pacific Depot for a Friday night mixer.
S WEB SITE
October 15, 1998
Alternative Web Designs recently completed a new Web site for Nu-Wa Industries Inc., the nation’s largest fifth-wheel travel trailer manufacturer. According to owner Scott Bideau, the completely redesigned Web site showcases the new Nu-Wa product line for 1999. Customers browsing the site will find specifications, pictures, fabric swatches and floor-plan layouts. They also can use the site to locate their nearest dealer.
JACLYN JOHNSON TRIED PART-TIME JOB
October 15, 1998
It’s over now, but for about six weeks Jaclyn Johnson was unique — the only Kansas University athlete with a full scholarship who took advantage of a new NCAA rule that allowed her to work part-time. “I really admired Jaclyn,” teammate Jennifer Jackson said Wednesday. “Most people would have called home if they needed money, but she didn’t.”
COUNTY GETS EARFUL ON HOME BUSINESSES
October 15, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will have a study session Monday about home occupation regulations.
FEMINIST CONCERNS
October 15, 1998
To the editor: “What is your definition of feminism? Do you consider yourself a feminist?” Those questions were asked in an art history class I was recently auditing. The response was surprising.
FREEDOM COALITION PLANS VIGIL IN WAKE OF BEATING
October 15, 1998
The Freedom Coalition plans to hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Friday in front of city hall to honor Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who died Monday, five days after a brutal beating. The vigil also will honor James Byrd Jr., a black man from Jasper, Tex., who died in June after being dragged behind a truck.
CANDIDATES FORUM SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
October 15, 1998
Eleven candidates for local and statewide offices are scheduled to participate in a public forum Tuesday night. The forum, organized by the Douglas County Property Owners Assn. (DCPOA), is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper.
BUSINESS SETS AGENDA FOR 1999 LEGISLATURE
October 15, 1998
Highways should be the top priority of the Kansas Legislature when it convenes in January, the state’s largest business group said Wednesday. The idea was one of several discussed as officials of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry met with business leaders in Lawrence. The meeting was the first of more than a dozen “road shows” by the lobbying group as it fine tunes its 1999 legislative agenda.
BOARD MULLS FINANCE PLAN FOR PARKING
October 15, 1998
Adding pavement, curbs, gutters, landscaping and lights to a downtown parking lot is a $267,000 job, and now it’s time to figure out how to pay for it.
FSHS DEBATE TEAM SEEKS TOURNEY JUDGES
October 15, 1998
The Free State High School debate team will play host to its annual invitational debate tournament Oct. 24, and the team is seeking volunteer judges. More than 25 teams from northeastern Kansas schools will participate. FSHS students will not compete but will administer the tournament.
JURY FINDS ARMED ROBBER GUILTY IN 1997 BREAK-IN
October 15, 1998
A 24-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man who allegedly conspired with his cousin to rob another man has been convicted in the August 1997 scheme. A jury found Cedric Baker guilty of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and burglary for his role in the incident in the 1500 block of Lindenwood in Lawrence.
IN 1898
October 15, 1998
On Oct. 15, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had an ad which read: “A GREAT SUCCESS. A factory that would employ 100 people would be a great thing for Lawrence. But you cannot get it if you listen to some people who want to run every industry out of town. Buy home made goods, they are the best. Port Arthur can’t be beat; we manufacture more than 25 different brands. BOENER BROS.” The factory was located on the southwest corner of Pinckney (now Sixth) and Massachusetts Streets. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
POLICE REPORTS
October 15, 1998
* Lawrence Police arrested Waymond Lee Walker, 33, of Lawrence, on charges of domestic battery and kidnapping on Wednesday. He was booked at 2:01 p.m. into Douglas County Jail and was being held Wednesday night without bond pending a court appearance. Police said the arrest stemmed from a domestic incident a few days ago. A woman claimed that Walker refused to allow her to leave a house for several hours and battered her. Police searched for Walker for two days before arresting him.
BREAST AWARENESS
October 15, 1998
What: “Victim Art,” written by Lawrence playwright Laura Graham and produced by English Alternative Theatre. When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
S STRENGTH LIES IN ITS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
October 15, 1998
The twists and turns of George Frederick Handel’s opera “Xerxes” can be hard to follow. Cross-gender roles call for a woman to play the kingly title character, Xerxes, and one of the female characters disguises herself as a soldier to eavesdrop on the king and his beloved Romilda.
S THE PITCH
October 15, 1998
“Holy Man,” starring Eddie Murphy as a generic beacon of non-denominational kindness, is a few prayers short of enlightenment. A strange thing happens as the new Eddie Murphy vehicle “Holy Man” unfolds on screen.
TAKES SWING AT GUILT AND GRIEF
October 15, 1998
Playwright Joan Ackermann uses comedy to explore the relationship of two very different sisters.
JOEL AUSTIN RUNNELLS
October 15, 1998
No services are planned for Joel Austin Runnells, 39, Rantoul. Cremation was held. Mr. Runnells died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., from injuries suffered in an accident.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 15, 1998
Dismissals Julia Cherry and baby girl, Lawrence.
PLAYWRIGHT DRAMATIZES TWENTYSOMETHING LIVES
October 15, 1998
Don’t expect 24-year-old Will Averill to speak for his generation; he’s more interested in entertaining than enlightening.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
October 15, 1998
Eagle Bend eagle: Travis Engle fired a hole-in-one on the par-3, 160-yard No. 13 hole at Eagle Bend on Wednesday. Engle’s 8-iron shot was witnessed by Craig Jones and Jim Roberts. *
HOW TO CHOOSE A COLLEGELOOKING AT ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS
October 15, 1998
When your parents were looking for a place to live, there were endless choices in a variety of locations and prices. Now that you’re considering life after high school, you’re faced with the same situation, with literally thousands of colleges and universities available throughout the United States and abroad, and with listed costs ranging from almost nothing to more than $25,000 per year. With this wide variety of options, how do you start to find the school that’s right for you? You start by not excluding a school you’re interested in because of location or tuition until you have seriously explored this option.
ENVIRONMENTALIST RENEWS WARNING ON WATER QUALITY
October 15, 1998
A key player on state environmental issues talked Wednesday about the challenges facing Kansas and its water quality.
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October 15, 1998
This is not your father’s Nebraska football team. Or your older sibling’s, for that matter.
FRANK EXPERT DESCRIBES DIARY PAGES
October 15, 1998
A Holocaust expert on Wednesday discussed the enduring popularity of Anne Frank and how she wrote herself into history.
VALID VALUES
October 15, 1998
McLouth’s community-wide effort to teach character-building values sets a great example that other cities could follow. The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” has been overused to the point of becoming a cliche, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t express an accurate sentiment.
SCHOOL BOARD SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETING
October 15, 1998
The Lawrence school board will hold a special daylong brainstorming meeting Saturday. “We’ll be discussing how the board and I can work together to adopt strategies and how that parlays into their expectations of me and their evaluation of me,” Supt. Kathleen Williams said. “We’ll talk about the board of education goals and how we can get community vestiture into the goal-setting process.”
S BASKETBALL TEAM, WHICH ADVANCED TO THE SWEET 16 FOR THE SECOND TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY.
October 15, 1998
It wasn’t difficult for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to exceed expectations last season. This year’s another matter.
AREA HIGH SCHOOLERS RECEIVE HONOR MARKS
October 15, 1998
Commended students in the 1999 National Merit Scholarship Program are: From Free State High School: Patrick Gaus, Aubrey Graham, Jessica Goldman, Evan Keller, Jeremy Martin, Matthew Pepple, Margaret Perkins-McGuinness, Logan Smith and Carmen Winters.
S KANSAS-IOWA STATE VOLLEYBALL MATCH WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. IN ALLEN FIELDHOUSE, BEGINNING THE FESTIVITIES AT LATE NIGHT WITH ROY WILLIAMS.
October 15, 1998
Late Night With Roy will be held on Friday night. Or is it really Late Night With Ray? “I think everybody knows the answer to that,” first-year Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard said, cracking a smile.
S LATEST MIXES WELL
October 15, 1998
Despite the range of singers and genres on the LP, no single piece distracts from the whole.
SOUND OFF
October 15, 1998
I’ve been listening to commuters talk about the horrible repair job that has been done on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence. Was anyone actually paid to do that? Can anything be done to make that road any better? It will be terrible to travel on this winter. Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Kim Athon said she needed more information about the exact location of the problem to be able to answer the question definitively. But she did say crews filled in wheel ruts about two weeks ago about three miles east of Lawrence on K-10. The work was a temporary fix, and an asphalt seal is planned in the spring from the east city limits of Lawrence to the Johnson-Douglas County line.
UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH CLASSROOM OVERHAULS
October 15, 1998
Two massive projects funded by the state’s Crumbling Classrooms program are set to begin at KU this fall.
STARK NAKED BAND JAZZES UP THE BLUES
October 15, 1998
The recently formed band is stealing the Thursday night show at A.B.’s Grille and Deli.
LOCAL OFFICERS
October 15, 1998
Shirley Martin-Smith has been elected to KCCI’s seven-member executive committee of the board of directors. Martin- Smith, a former mayor and franchise owner of Adecco Personnel Services in Lawrence, was elected to the 1998-99 board of directors at the group’s annual meeting in Wichita.
STUDENTS, YOUTHS EXCHANGE NOTES
October 15, 1998
Baldwin area children hone musical skills with help from Baker University students.
POET LENDS WORDS OF WISDOM TO STUDENTS
October 15, 1998
Poet Sandy Lyne shares his skills with Lawrence school students through Oct. 28.
FINK EXPOSES TROUBLES OF MEATPACKING INDUSTRY
October 15, 1998
An anthropologist goes undercover to document the real-world fallout of corporate greed. Dissatisfied with research that examined rural life largely from the perspective of independent farmers, Iowa anthropologist Deborah Fink designed a project to study Midwestern economics by looking dead-on at the region’s small-town working class.
INDEPENDENCE INC. TO MARK ANNIVERSARY
October 15, 1998
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Independence Inc. is hosting an open house and celebration from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Along with guided tours during the afternoon, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:15 p.m. for the newly constructed, fully accessible center, 2001 Haskell. Presentation of the annual Community Access Awards will be at 4:30 p.m. These awards recognize individual and group contributions to accessibility for people with disabilities.