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AUDUBON SOCIETY PLANS BIRD SEED SALE
October 16, 1998
The Jayhawk Audubon Society will have its fall bird seed sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Seeds and other foods popular to wild birds will be available, along with other types of feeders, bird books and field guides.
SMALL TOWN RESIDENTS PREFER POST OFFICE BOX
October 16, 1998
Despite the new, free home-delivery rule, small town residents prefer their time-honored trips to the post office.
BIBLICAL INSPIRATION
October 16, 1998
What: “Shepherd!,” a one-man musical portrayal of the history of King David featuring pianist George Fischoff. When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 25.
SOUTHWEST CLIPS MUSTANGS, 20-6
October 16, 1998
Southwest toppled Central, 20-6, in ninth-grade football Thursday at SWJHS. Scoring for Southwest were Levi Garber on a 10-yard run, Rob Scott on a 1-yard run and Gary Johnson on a 45-yard pass from Scott. Bryan Allen also ran for a two-point conversion.
JV.
October 16, 1998
Haskell football coach Gary Tanner had a partially consumed soda sitting in front of him following another parching loss Thursday night. But for once this season, the cup looked half full to Tanner. Even though his Fightin’ Indians were pounded by Benedictine JV, 59-20, at Haskell Stadium, Tanner sounded confident afterward.
ANTIQUES SESSION FOCUSES ON KNIVES
October 16, 1998
Glenn “Corky” Reed will discuss antique and collectible knives during a “Know Your Antiques” session at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Reed, a longtime collector of military memorabilia, will answer questions on all kinds of knives. He will bring reference books; attendees should bring knives they wish to know more about.
FURTHER TARNISH
October 16, 1998
The appearance of Fred Phelps and his Topeka-based extremists at a gay victim’s funeral in Wyoming is yet another blot on the image of Kansas. Kansas has enough of an image problem without having vicious extremists such as Fred Phelps and his clan adding further tarnish. Yet this is precisely what is due to occur in connection with the brutal murder of a gay young man in Wyoming.
JEFFERSON COUNTY OFFICIAL RECEIVES STATE AG AWARD
October 16, 1998
Jefferson County Extension Agent Arthur Johnson was to be recognized as recipient of a state agricultural award today at a meeting in Emporia. Johnson will be recognized as recipient of the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award today at the annual convention of the Kansas State Grange.
GRANT SCHOOL TO HOLD BARN DANCE
October 16, 1998
Grant School and the Grant Community Club will hold an “Old Time Barn Dance” from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the school, 1853 E. 1600 Rd. Music will be provided by The Sunday Night String Band. Mike Rundle will be the caller.
S NO. 32?
October 16, 1998
According to a Chiefs representative, retiring Allen’s jersey number is under consideration, but no decision has been made.
NEIGHBORHOOD MCGRUFF HOUSES CREATE SAFE HAVEN FOR CHILDREN
October 16, 1998
From bullies to dogs, hazards can present themselves to children before and after school. Volunteers in the Deerfield School attendance area are working to make the sidewalks there safer.
T REGRET MOVE TO KU
October 16, 1998
Luke Axtell, once a favorite son of Austin, Texas, quickly turned into Public Enemy No. 1 in his hometown. Now, Axtell is making a home for himself in Lawrence.
S NOT MY TAX DOLLARS.
October 16, 1998
As stated at the bottom of the signs, they are paid for by the Vote Yes for Kids Committee. The committee has received donations from more than 100 private contributors. No tax funds are used to pay for or to distribute the signs.
S DON WASSON SHOT 77S TO TIE FOR THE FIRST-ROUND LEAD IN THE KGA SENIOR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP.
October 16, 1998
Turning 40 is supposed to mean you’re over the hill. For Salina’s Bob Vidricksen it meant it was time to start playing golf again.
AVIATION JUNKIES SHARE PASSION FOR FLIGHT
October 16, 1998
One man’s 15-year obsession — an experimental airplane — is another’s newest challenge.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 16, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Zenith videocassette recorder, Uniden phone with answering machine and eight other items where reported stolen between 7 a.m. Sept. 25 and 11:15 p.m. Oct. 9 from a house in the 1900 block of West 31st. The estimated loss was $1,554.
STARTING SAFETY. BUT THE 5-FOOT-10, 195-POUNDER STILL YEARNS FOR HIS DAYS ASLINEBACKER.
October 16, 1998
Those who would describe a football strong safety as an undersized linebacker wouldn’t draw an argument from Michael Allen. Allen, Kansas University’s starting strong safety and leading tackler, was born to back the line.
JON WELCH LAWRENCE HIGH SOCCER
October 16, 1998
Jon has been on for Lawrence High’s boys soccer team. Jon Welch, a senior striker, scored twice against Shawnee Mission West on Saturday and twice against Free State High on Tuesday to lead the Lions to their first two victories of the season. Both goals against SM West came on penalty kicks.
COMPOSER FINDS INSPIRATION IN BIBLE STORIES
October 16, 1998
A touring New York pianist will tell the story of King David at a Lawrence theater.
BULLDOG GOLF SQUADS
October 16, 1998
Baldwin High’s boys and girls cross country teams pulled a three-run on Thursday at Baldwin Golf Course. Both Bulldog squads won the Frontier League for the third consecutive year. BHS sophomore Megan Noonan won the girls’ 3,200-meter race in 12 minutes, 17.9 seconds, and her freshman brother Matt claimed the boys’ 5,000-meter race in 17:15.9.
FUND-RAISING EFFORTS AT CORPUS CHRISTI ARE MOVING FORWARD, AND CONSTRUCTION IS SET TO BEGIN THIS FALL.
October 16, 1998
Corpus Christi Catholic Church’s plan for a new spiritual campus in West Lawrence, after being put on hold this summer, appears to be out of the fund-raising woods. “We’ve gone over the 50 percent that the Diocese requires,” the Rev. Jim Shaughnessy said. “And they were very satisfied with the architectural plans. … I think things look pretty good.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 16, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Zenith videocassette recorder, Uniden phone with answering machine and eight other items where reported stolen between 7 a.m. Sept. 25 and 11:15 p.m. Oct. 9 from a house in the 1900 block of West 31st. The estimated loss was $1,554.
RECIPE CHANGES FOR DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE
October 16, 1998
Food service employees honored outgoing director Jeanette Armstrong at their meeting Thursday.
PRODUCTION
October 16, 1998
The annual Maple Leaf melodrama gives festival goers a taste of some old-time humor and music.
REGENTS OK REQUEST FOR GLOBAL CENTER
October 16, 1998
Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications can now officially move forward with plans for a Global Center for Marketing Communication and Journalism. The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved KU’s request to establish the center, which will be administered by the school and funded through foundation and federal grants, not state money.
WHICH LOCAL PHYSICIANS ARE INVOLVED WITH COLUMBIA/HCA IN LAWRENCE?
October 16, 1998
Doctors at three Lawrence clinics are affiliated with Columbia: Mt. Oread Family Care, the Internal Medicine Group and Lawrence Family Practice.
GRAVES TAPS BUSINESSMAN FOR BOARD
October 16, 1998
Clay C. Blair III would replace Phyllis Nolan on the board that oversees the state’s public universities.
EMPIRE
October 16, 1998
Rigatoni in Rome, penne near Pisa, spaghetti in San Gimignano. A trip to the heart of Italy isn’t all about eating, but the cuisine is a big part of the adventure.
INDEPENDENCE INC. HONORS AREA ACCESSIBILITY ADVOCATES
October 16, 1998
Independence Inc. presented awards to community members during its 20th anniversary open house Thursday night.
PIERCE SITTINGWAITING
October 16, 1998
“Paul did make the statement to me, `Heck, if I had known this, I’d have stayed in school,”’ KU coach Roy Williams said of the Boston Celtics’ No. 1 draft pick. Pierce left KU after his junior year to enter the NBA Draft. “We’d have loved to have him, too. But he left for the right reasons. He was ready to help out his family. It’s difficult they may not have a season. Hopefully there will be a season in some form,” Williams added.
DISTRICT COURT
October 16, 1998
Marriage licenses issued Michael John Jackson, 22, Lawrence, and Shelly Dynea Keithley, 19, Tonganoxie.
FORMER STATE SENATOR EXPRESSING INTEREST IN COUNTY COUNSELOR POST
October 16, 1998
Former state Sen. Wint Winter Jr. is negotiating with Douglas County to become its newest county counselor. A partner at Stevens & Brand in Lawrence, Winter said he was “honored and excited” to be considered for the post. He sent a proposal to the county on Wednesday, but no decision had been made as of Thursday, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT, ACTORS, DESIGN SHINE IN TWO-HOUR DRAMA
October 16, 1998
Sometimes, we take hometown talent for granted. But anyone seeing the English Alternative Theatre production of “Victim Art” will no longer have an excuse to overlook the insight and writing skills of Lawrence playwright Laura Graham or the abilities of EAT to produce some of the best theater in town.
FEDERAL CHARGES FILED IN AREA ROBBERY SPREE
October 16, 1998
Lawrence and Topeka police say they’ve stopped a crime spree with the arrest of Shawn Stewart, and he faces charges in a federal court for six area robberies.
HOOD SERVICES
October 16, 1998
Services for Malinda Clara Hood, 73, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Ms. Hood died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at Baldwin Care Center.
HOW DOES A BASEBALL MOVE DIFFERENTLY WHEN A CHANGE UP, SINKER, SLIDER OR CURVE BALL IS PITCHED?
October 16, 1998
A change up is thrown with the same arm motion as a fastball, but arrives at home plate at a slower speed. A sinker also arrives like a fastball, but drops before reaching the plate. A slider looks like a fastball, but breaks as it reaches the plate. A curve ball spins and rotates from when it leaves the pitcher’s hand all the way to the plate. Who is paying for the “Vote Yes for Kids” signs that are showing up around town for the school bond issue? I hope it’s not my tax dollars.
COUNTY GOP OPENS OFFICE, SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
October 16, 1998
Douglas County Republican headquarters has opened in the Rueschhoff Building at 2300 W. 31st, Suite A. Campaign materials and yard signs are available for pickup between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 2.
LHS SET TO INDUCT ALUMNI INTO HALL
October 16, 1998
Four Lawrence residents will be inducted — one posthumously — Sunday into the Lawrence High School/Liberty Memorial High School Hall of Honor. The inductees will be recognized during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at LHS, 19th and Louisiana, held by the Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn.
PROGRAM AIMS TO GIVE MOMSBREAK
October 16, 1998
The Lawrence Community Nursery gives parents an occasional day off with its Kids’ Day Out program.
APRIL DAVIS TAKES LEAGUE TITLE
October 16, 1998
DeSoto’s April Davis was up against a tight field of competitors at the Kaw Valley League meet on Thursday. What she didn’t expect heading into the meet was that she would finish in front of them all.
RAYMOND HENRY ROBERTS
October 16, 1998
Services for Raymond Henry Roberts, 49, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be held at a later date. Mr. Roberts died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at his home.
S SCORING LOST TO ATTRITION.
October 16, 1998
not even Roy Williams — knows what type of men’s basketball team Kansas will put on the floor this season. “We’re full of question marks,” KU’s 11th-year coach said during Thursday’s Media Day press conference in Parrott Athletic Center. “But we have an advantage. It says `Kansas’ on the jersey and we believe.”
ERRANT NEIGHBORS
October 16, 1998
To the editor: This is an open letter to KU students in the Oread neighborhood area.
SRS CLOSES ITS HOTLINE ON FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
October 16, 1998
Thursday was the last day of operations for a temporary telephone hotline created by welfare officials to allow anonymous reporting of problems within the state’s foster-care system. But officials for now are keeping a lid on the number and type of calls received during the two-week period.
KELLY J. WILLIAMS WAS JUST A TOUCH AWAY FROM THE GOLD.
October 16, 1998
Williams, the former coach of the Lawrence Fencing Club, placed second in women’s sabre at the World Fencing Championships in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. “It was considered a demonstration event,” she said. Women fencing with sabres, one of the three fencing blades, was not a recognized sport until recently. Next year, it will be added to the fencing championships as a regular competition, and should be added in 2004 as an Olympic sport.
KIM HECK FREE STATE GIRLS TENNIS
October 16, 1998
The Firebirds enjoyed yet another historic first this week as junior Kim Heck became the first tennis player — girls or boys — to qualify for state. “She’s playing the best tennis that I’ve ever known her to play,” FSHS coach Jon Renberger said, “and from all accounts, playing the best tennis she’s ever played.” Heck finished third at the Class 6A tennis regional Monday at Lawrence Tennis Center with victories over Leavenworth’s Jenny Marsec, 8-0; Topeka’s Leslie Hill, 6-0, 6-1; and Topeka’s Lilli Hsia, 6-2, 7-5.
ATHLETICS.
October 16, 1998
Each Ivy League school selected two representatives in each of its women’s sports and three ex-Lions were chosen, including both volleyball selections. The three are:
REGENTS GIVE TENTATIVE OK TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
October 16, 1998
Regents on Thursday gave administrators and faculty members more time to consider a draft of an intellectual property policy.
CITY WELCOMES WOODY WASTE THROUGH NOV. 14
October 16, 1998
People with leftover brush, branches and tree limbs still have five Saturdays to dump their waste before the city closes its wood recycling shop for the winter. Nov. 14 will be the last service day of the year for the city’s Brushy Waste Drop Off and Chipping Facility, located at the city’s parks and recreation building, 11th Street and Haskell Avenue.
BOEING CEO SPINS VISION FOR FUTURE
October 16, 1998
Philip Condit outlined steps Boeing is taking to solidify its position as a leader in the aircraft industry.
POLICE PROGRAM REACHES OUT TO HIGH SCHOOLERS
October 16, 1998
The classroom discussions aren’t conventional, with topics ranging from gangs to current issues facing police departments, but the High School Citizens Police Academy allows students to relate to law enforcement officers. “Basically, this is an opportunity to learn about the police department, and why we do what we do,” said Matt Sarna, a spokesman for the department.
IN 1898
October 16, 1998
On Oct. 16, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had in the previous day’s newspaper told of the preliminary hearing in the Kunkel case. A husband was accused of poisoning his wife and the Journal noted: “the attendance in the court room this morning was as great as it was yesterday, and the anxiety to hear every word testified to was equally great. The presence of the defendant did not excite the same curiosity as yesterday and he was allowed to go and come without the fixedness of the morbid gaze directed on him yesterday.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PROSOCO GETS STARTED IN LAWRENCE
October 16, 1998
The company will employ about 70 people at its new 80,000-square-foot headquarters.
SENATE GIVES APPROVAL TO HASKELL MEASURE
October 16, 1998
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation designed to improve the personnel system at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. The bill was passed by the House Oct. 6 at the urging of Rep. Vince Snowbarger, a Kansas Republican whose district includes Haskell. The Senate adopted the measure Wednesday.
CABLE SCHEME BRINGS FEDERAL INDICTMENT
October 16, 1998
The man who allegedly masterminded a cable piracy scheme is facing federal charges, and an investigation may turn up more suspects.
REGENTS FINE TUNE RESTRUCTURING STANCE
October 16, 1998
The Kansas Board of Regents on Nov. 5 will present its position on higher education restructuring to the Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education Structure for Excellence.
CRIME STOPPERS SEEKS PAIR
October 16, 1998
Lawrence police are looking for a man suspected of stealing money from Aldi’s, and are offering a $100 in quick cash through Crime Stoppers to help snag him. Teddy Newman, 33, a former employee at the grocery store, didn’t return to work after the $3,000 bank deposit disappeared. According to a police report filed after the theft on June 17 or June 18, an internal audit uncovered money missing from the store, 3025 Iowa.