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A GOOD CITIZEN
October 17, 1998
Lawrence lost a respected citizen last week. Funeral services were held Thursday at Ninth Street Baptist Church for Albert Salisbury. He died at the age of 98.
STORM SYSTEM BRINGS REPORT OF TORNADO
October 17, 1998
A line of thunderstorms moved through the area Friday night producing heavy rain, wind and possibly a tornado near Pomona in Franklin County. “We don’t know if this was a confirmed tornado or not,” said John Woynick with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “We just have the wind damage right now.”
A KU GEM
October 17, 1998
Former residents of the scholarship hall system at Kansas University recognize what a valuable asset it is to the university. A $1.5 million gift approved by the Kansas Board of Regents last week will allow Kansas University to expand a housing area that is often overlooked.
PARENTING PROGRAM SET FOR NEXT WEEKEND
October 17, 1998
A Lawrence couple with more than 25 years of experience as educators will share their knowledge of effective parenting strategies during a two-day program later this month. Ted and Judy Juneau — principals of Central Junior High and the Lawrence Alternative High School, respectively — will lead a “Parenting the Youth of Today” event from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
HONOR WALL RISES HIGHER IN OTTAWA
October 17, 1998
A former NFL quarterback and a CNN news anchor were among this year’s inductees to Ottawa High School’s Wall of Honor.
NEEDS AT SOUTH
October 17, 1998
To the editor: I am a parent of children at Schwegler, which is one of four feeder schools for South Junior High. It was brought to my attention that South is in need of a lot of repairs and updates. I was at the last board meeting and heard a report given by one of the South Site Council members. I thought it was a well prepared report and would have thought it deserved a response from the school board. I hope it was not put on the back burner.
CRIME STOPPERS ARTICLE LEADS TO ARREST IN THEFT
October 17, 1998
A Crime Stoppers program designed to prompt arrests with the promise of quick cash resulted in an arrest Friday morning. Teddy Newman, a suspect in the theft of $3,000 at a Lawrence grocery store, was arrested at his new workplace after an anonymous call was made to the Crime Stoppers hotline.
CAN YOU LIST ALL THE JAMES BOND 007 MOVIES AND THEIR LEADING MEN?
October 17, 1998
The 19th James Bond film is being produced with Pierce Brosnan in the lead. Its working title, “Bond 19,” presumably will be changed. Here are the first 18 and the actor who portrayed “Bond, James Bond”:
DAYS ARRIVING
October 17, 1998
Bob Day will read from his newest work, “The Rest Of America,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. He’ll also read from his other fiction. Questions and discussion will follow. Kathy Day’s latest work, Small French Watercolors, will be on display during Thursday’s program. They’ll also be on display in the library auditorium through October, moving to the library’s gallery for the month of November.
EXTENSION COUNCIL ELECTIONS SLATED
October 17, 1998
County residents can vote in the Douglas County Extension Council election from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Voting will be at the Extension Office auditorium, 2110 Harper. Any Douglas County resident 18 or older is eligible to vote and/or serve on the council.
FREE STATE SUCCESS
October 17, 1998
To the editor: I would like to extend my congratulations to all the organizations at Free State High School. Being a member of the first graduating class, it does me proud to read about the continued success of such new programs. Beating the odds and succeeding as the underdog are accomplishments well worth congratulations. Last year, all of the musical groups were well represented at their respective spring contests and brought home amazingly high marks, with most groups receiving top honors. The marching band also received top honors at both contests in which it participated.
HOOP MADNESS BEGINS
October 17, 1998
Fans packed into Allen Field House for fun, games and the first basketball practice of the season.
IN 1898
October 17, 1998
On Oct. 18, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “The election of a president of the Cuban republic is set for Oct. 20, but the chances seem to be that it will be later in the year before this important event takes place. And immediately after it does occur, American troops will have to be hurried into the country to keep the factions from exterminating each other. It may as well be admitted that this country will have to look after things in Cuba, temporal, spiritual and political, and in the end we shall have to either keep a standing army there to make the natives behave, or we shall have to annex the island.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
KU BEGINS WORKER SOLICITATION FOR ANNUAL UNITED WAY DRIVE
October 17, 1998
Kansas University this week began its direct-mail campaign to solicit contributions to United Way of Douglas County. KU also seeks participants in a drawing for KU prizes, the first KU has held in conjunction with the drive. In their home mail, KU employees will receive information about United Way and the services it provides to residents of Douglas County.
STUDENTS DIVE IN TO WATER ISSUES
October 17, 1998
Hillcrest students get their feet wet on environmental issues during a field trip.
BOND ISSUE SUPPORT
October 17, 1998
To the editor: The Lawrence Journal-World is to be congratulated for its excellent coverage of the needs represented in the upcoming school bond issue. The foundation of an effective democracy is a well-educated electorate. Hence the public schools exist at taxpayer’s expense to assure the existence of our republic.
ATTEMPT TO CASH CHECK MISFIRES
October 17, 1998
Mark Douglas Logan may want to make a mental note: Leave the toy gun at home when you go to cash a check at the bank. Ignoring the advice just might land you in jail.
BERRY ACQUIRING ILLINOIS COMPANY
October 17, 1998
The owner of Lawrence-based PackerWare Corp. on Friday announced it was buying an Illinois plastics manufacturer, marking the company’s ninth acquisition since 1992. Berry Plastics Corp. said it purchased Knight Engineering and Plastics of Woodstock, Ill., a manufacturer of injection-molded caps for aerosol cans and plastic covers for packaged soft drinks. It had been a division of Courtalds Packaging Inc.
WHO DOES THE HIRING AND FIRING OF COACHES AT LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL AND FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT PART DOES THE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR PLAY IN THOSE DECISIONS? HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DO PARENTS HAVE ON HIRIN
October 17, 1998
Marcia Bone, director of human resources for the Lawrence school district, provided this answer: “A lot of people are involved. It involves the building administration, the athletics director, etc. Certainly, from a district level, we influence the process. Termination goes all the way to the school board, whereas nonrenewal of a contract probably wouldn’t reach that far. “From my perspective, parental influence is limited to a letter of approval that may be used in an applicant’s file. In firing, parents have a right to point out problems. To that extent, they would have a role, but they would have no direct role.”
HOUSE SHOOTING, PORCH ATTACK STIR E. LAWRENCE NEIGHBORHOOD
October 17, 1998
Two attacks within blocks of each other Friday morning are believed by police to be unrelated.
D.A. AWAITS REPORT ON CEMETERY INCIDENT
October 17, 1998
Police arrested a 30-year-old Lawrence man Thursday night after they found a woman, gagged and with her hands tied behind her back, running through a Lawrence cemetery. While investigating a report of a disturbance in Memorial Park Cemetery, police came upon the woman, who told authorities that she was running from David Dean Mitchell, 30, of Lawrence.
SCOTCH TO BEGIN SHARE THE WARMTH
October 17, 1998
The 12th annual Scotch Share the Warmth program is ready for another season. Scotch Fabric Care will be collecting coats and blankets, in good condition beginning Monday and through Nov. 19. Anyone wishing to donate coats or blankets may drop them off at the six Scotch locations in Lawrence or the 10 Topeka locations.
BOWLATHON TO BENEFIT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
October 17, 1998
Nearly 600 Lawrence employees, representing 31 local employers, will participate in Junior Achievement of Lawrence’s Third Annual Bowlathon Oct. 23-25 at Royal Crest Lanes. Times for the event are as follows: 9 p.m. Oct. 23; 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24; and 1 p.m. Oct. 25.
A U.S. HOUSE CANDIDATE BELIEVES AN OUT-OF-STATE ORGANIZATION THAT SPENT $1 MILLION TO INFLUENCE KANSAS ELECTIONS IN 1996 IS GEARING UP TO RETURN THIS YEAR.
October 17, 1998
Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Moore said Friday that a Virginia outfit was preparing to launch an advertising blitz during the campaign’s closing days in support of his opponent. Moore, who is attempting to unseat GOP Rep. Vince Snowbarger, said his campaign had received information that Triad Management Services, a conservative political consulting firm that spent $287,500 on ads beneficial to Snowbarger in the 1996 election, intended to again sponsor spots favorable to the congressman.
PROFESSORS TO ILLUMINATE ELECTION MATTERS
October 17, 1998
Burdett Loomis and Al Cigler, professors of political science at Kansas University, will bring their wit and insight to a discussion of this year’s elections — the issues and the candidates — at Wednesday’s University Forum, held in the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread. The forum, titled Election ‘98, is open to the community, KU faculty, students and staff. An optional lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. for $5. Call 843-4933 by Tuesday morning for reservations. Brown bags are welcome. Beverages are provided.
CORRECTION
October 17, 1998
An article in Thursday’s Journal-World misidentified Dennis Moore’s hometown. Moore, a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, lives in Lenexa.
FARMERS GAIN FROM TAX DEAL
October 17, 1998
But many long for a more permanent solution and help in selling their crops.
S ROOMS BECAUSE HER WORK MAY BE THEIR FIRST EXPOSURE TO ART.
October 17, 1998
Karla Nathan still can’t believe she makes a living painting. The Lawrence resident who lives in a farmhouse with touches of art everywhere started a few years ago after painting a mural for a friend who had just had a baby. Word spread, and Nathan found herself melding something she loves to do with a way to earn a living.
CORRECTION
October 17, 1998
A story in Thursday’s Journal-World about home occupancy zoning regulations contained an error. Douglas County resident Walt Spencer made a complaint to county officials about personal property taxes on business equipment at Craig Byers’ home-based machine shop. *
LAWRENCE DUO TO PLAY AT LIBRARY
October 17, 1998
Backstreet will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The duo of Patrick Bihlmaier and Russ Kapp performs blues and original tunes on bass, harmonica and guitar.
OFFICE OPEN LATE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
October 17, 1998
The Douglas County clerk’s office will be open late Monday for voter registration. Residents may register to vote from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. Monday is the deadline to register for the November general election.
FANCY
October 17, 1998
A Topeka man’s curious feline enjoys a good bike ride along the Kansas River almost as much as chasing grasshoppers or catnapping on a window sill.
REPORT AWAITED
October 17, 1998
State officials should move quickly to release information obtained on a hotline for foster care reports. The Social and Rehabilitation Services’ hotline on foster care has ended its run, but the public must wait to find out anything about the nature and number of calls received over the two weeks the hotline was in operation.
ART WALK
October 17, 1998
The Lawrence Artwalk will feature Karla Nathan’s work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Her work, as well as that of Ann Hamil and Shanna Wagner, will be on display at 305 W. 23rd.
HITS HOME RUN
October 17, 1998
Joan Ackermann’s “The Batting Cage” is the type of drama-comedy that leads up to the punch line and then wallops you right in the gut with poignancy. The play, which runs two hours and 45 minutes, kicked off University Theatre’s 75th anniversary season Friday night at Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
BUT NET GETS FACELIFT
October 17, 1998
Journal-World Web Works has unveiled a new look for its “Nothin’ But Net” Kansas University basketball site.
RACIST ATTITUDES, VIOLENCE SEE RESURGENCE IN GERMANY
October 17, 1998
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, said George Santayana. In Germany, millions of youth remember — yet seem determined to repeat it anyway. Eight years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first generation since World War II to grow up in a unified Germany is threatening to repeat the mistakes of the last generation to do so.
CELLA OFFERS A WORLD OF HOME FURNISHINGS
October 17, 1998
Cella offers imported goods and furniture from Mexico, England, China and Malaysia.
S LAURA GRAVINO FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A 22-4 OVERALL RECORD.
October 17, 1998
Lawrence High sophomore Laura Gravino rebounded from a semifinal loss and took third place in singles at the Class 6A state girls tennis tournament at BK Racquet Club on Saturday. Blue Valley North freshman Holly Asel outlasted Gravino, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, in the semis. Gravino came back and dropped Manhattan’s Cheen Alkhatib, 9-6, to place third and help the Lions finish in a four-way tie for third in the team standings.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 17, 1998
Dismissals Elizabeth Crouse and baby girl, Lawrence.
Tony Thomas’ 157 yards helped LHS knock off Topeka
October 17, 1998
Go ahead and blame it on the rain. How else do you explain eight lost fumbles in the final quarter of Lawrence High’s 20-12 football victory over Topeka on Friday night?