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FREE STATE GOLF
October 20, 1998
Free State High sophomore Lauren Phlegar overcame a quadruple-bogey 8 and placed ninth with an 84 round at the Class 6-5A girls state golf tournament at Emporia Municipal Golf Course on Monday. “After the 18th hole, she thought she had done herself in,” Firebird coach Jack Schreiner said. “Obviously we’re real pleased. Our goal was to finish in the top 10.”
ROAD RAGE RESULTS IN FELONY ARREST
October 20, 1998
Police say a Lawrence man and woman smashed another man’s car with a crowbar because they said the driver “cut them off” in traffic. Christopher Brian Estes, 21, and Jessica Rose Wiles, 19, were arrested at 11 p.m. Friday night at a Kansas University parking lot, where they returned after allegedly vandalizing the man’s car.
THREE CRITICALLY INJURED IN 2 ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS
October 20, 1998
Three people were critically injured in two rollover accidents that occurred minutes apart in the Lawrence area Monday night. Emergency crews were called about 10:20 p.m. to the first accident, in which an Isuzu sport utility vehicle struck a deer and rolled several times about seven miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
VANGUARD REPORTS ANOTHER PROFIT
October 20, 1998
With a little help from a strike that shut down a competitor for about two weeks, Vanguard Airlines Inc. on Monday reported the second profitable quarter in the Kansas City-based company’s history. “With two consecutive quarters of profitability behind us, and the likelihood of another in the fourth quarter,” said Rocky Spane, Vanguard president and chief executive, “we believe that Vanguard’s turnaround is complete.”
WESTERN RESOURCES EARNINGS RISE 47%
October 20, 1998
The state’s biggest energy company said Monday that third-quarter earnings jumped 47 percent. Topeka-based Western Re-sources Inc., whose KPL division provides electric service in Lawrence, said earnings hit $1.10 per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from 75 cents a year ago after nonrecurring items.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY JUNIOR FORWARD LYNN PRIDE HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF 10 PRESEASON CANDIDATES FOR THE NAISMITH COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD.
October 20, 1998
The 6-foot-2 Pride led KU in scoring (14.9 points per game), rebounding (6.7 per game) and steals (70) last season, powering the Jayhawks to the second Sweet 16 appearance in school history. “Lynn Pride is one of the elite players in the country,” KU coach Marian Washington said. “She is just a player who plays the entire ball game. At her size, her quickness and her ability to handle the basketball, she is just simply one of the best.”
WHEAT CROP 80% SEEDED
October 20, 1998
Seeding of Kansas’ 1999 wheat crop continues to trail the pace of past years, but Kansas Agricultural Statistics said Monday it made good progress last week. Planting of what is expected to be from 10 million to 11 million acres of wheat was 80 percent completed at the end of last week. That pace trails the 92 percent planted last year and 92 percent in an average year.
THE NEW KROGER
October 20, 1998
Here’s a look at Kroger Co. before and after its planned merger with Fred Meyer Inc.: Kroger operates 1,398 food stores in 24 states, including Dillons, Gerbes, Kroger, Fry’s, City Markets and King Soopers. It also operates 802 convenience stores in 16 states, including Kwik Shop.
BROWNBACK MISSES CANDIDATE FORUM
October 20, 1998
Apparent miscommunication at U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback’s Kansas campaign headquarters put the kibosh on the candidate’s scheduled Lawrence Chamber of Commerce forum Monday. Brownback was set to address about 40 chamber members and other interested individuals at 2 p.m. at the Eldridge Hotel. But instead he has rescheduled to piggyback on a similar event arranged Thursday by the chamber for 3rd District U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, an Olathe Republican.
RETIRED PROFESSOR TO GIVE LECTURE AT SUPREME COURT
October 20, 1998
A retired Kansas University law professor will lecture Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court on the landmark school desegregation case Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. Paul Wilson, KU distinguished professor emeritus of law, will present the lecture, “Brown vs. the Board of Education: the Kansas View,” in the Supreme Court Chamber as part of the Supreme Court Historical Society’s lecture series “Civil Rights and the Supreme Court: The African American Journey.”
T DISHEARTENED ILLINOIS STATE. THE REDBIRDS HAVE DEFEATED THEIR OTHER FIVE OPPONENTS AND CURRENTLY RANK NO. 18 IN THE NCAA DIV. I-AA POLL. …
October 20, 1998
* North Texas, KU’s only remaining non-conference foe — the Eagles will be here on Nov. 7, has won two straight after dropping its first four under first-year head coach Darrell Dickey, the former Kansas State quarterback. Three of those four losses were Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas A&M of the Big 12. … * Saturday’s Colorado game will be the Jayhawks’ third straight with a 6 p.m. kickoff. …
WITH FOUR GAMES REMAINING ON THE SCHEDULE, IT APPEARS KANSAS FOOTBALL COACH TERRY ALLEN WILL RED-SHIRT AT LEAST 13 FRESHMEN THIS SEASON.
October 20, 1998
Four true freshmen have played — wide receiver Byron Gasaway, running back Henri Childs, defensive end Algie Atkinson and cornerback Andrew Davison. The apparent red-shirts are:
T-SHIRT THIS WEEK. HOW DO I GET ONE FOR MY SON?
October 20, 1998
Teams from the Lawrence Police Department, Kansas University Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical are distributing the shirts as “incentives for wearing helmets, obeying traffic laws and in other related education programs” related to bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle safety, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. How much are the musicians with the St. Petersburg Philharmonica paid? Are they paid a set amount for making a tour, and does this pay suffer due to what is happening inside Russia? How does their pay compare with that of musicians who are in other touring national orchestras? How long are they on tour?
COMMISSIONERS STILL NEED TO DO HOMEWORK ON HOME BUSINESSES
October 20, 1998
Douglas County commissioners came a step closer Monday to drafting recommendations to their planning counterparts about home-occupation regulations. They did not wrap up their work, however, opting to continue their discussions next week.
Y2K-BUG CONTROL COSTS EXAMINED
October 20, 1998
Douglas County commissioners Monday approved spending about $171,000 to make improvements to the enhanced 911 system so it can handle expected Year 2000 problems. Jim Denney, director of emergency communications for the county, told commissioners his request was only the first step of an overall improvement plan that includes upgrading the emergency radio service and replacing outdated consoles.
BURGLAR RAIDS REFRIGERATORS
October 20, 1998
A burglar who woke several west Lawrence residents over the weekend apparently worked up an appetite while ransacking homes. A 21-year-old man heard someone “rattling” his bedroom door about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in his town home at 660 Gateway Ct. Opening the door, he saw an intruder in the house.
ULTRALIGHT BUSINESS
October 20, 1998
What: Lease for DreamWings L.L.C., a Lawrence-based designer and manufacturer of ultralight aircraft. Terms: Use of renovated community hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport for $3,500 a month over 15 years, a rate to be increased up to 5 percent a year beginning in the fourth year.
IN 1898
October 20, 1998
On Oct. 20, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had an editorial titled “THE CAUSE OF IT.” It began “Critics, charitable and vicious, have been at work since the beginning of the war with Spain finding fault with the conduct of the war, with the administration, with the officers. Some of these complaints were just, but the great majority of them were wholly groundless. It would be more than a miracle to conduct a war without making mistakes, and it is probable that no war in the history of the world was carried to a successful conclusion with as few errors as the Americans made in the Spanish war. The few mistakes made were due to many causes. Haste, inexperience of subordinate officers, lack of judgment in exigencies, may be mentioned as some of them, but above and greater than all else was the fact that subordinate officers undertook to, and did, push aside their superiors and undertake to conduct the war upon their own responsibility.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
TONY THOMAS CLASS
October 20, 1998
The game: Thomas rushed 24 times for a career-high 157 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a three-yard run in the Lions’ 20-12 victory over Topeka. Thomas broke loose for a 40-yard run and 51-yard run to set up two TDs. Comment: “He took advantage of some chances the (Topeka High defensive) line gave him and put it to good use,” LHS coach Dick Purdy said.
FORUM INCLUDES KIDS STUFF
October 20, 1998
Kids Voting Kansas students question candidates during a public forum.
KU FOOTBALL COACH TERRY ALLEN TAKES TIME OUT TO READ.
October 20, 1998
He started off with a rousing “Little Bunny Foo Foo” and ended with a promise to return singing the Rock-Chalk chant and “Dinosaur Stomp.” It’s a bit of a different arena for Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, but he proved Monday that he’s as at home in a preschool classroom as on a 50-yard line.
BETTY COOK OWENS
October 20, 1998
Services for Betty Marie Cook Owens, 65, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery, Bonner Springs. Ms. Owens died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at her home.
CORRECTION
October 20, 1998
The time of an upcoming meeting of the Downtown Parking Advisory Board was reported incorrectly in Monday’s Journal-World. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 27 in the fourth-floor conference room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts. ***
WOMEN SLIGHTED
October 20, 1998
To the editor: “Surely I’m just missing it.” This is what I kept telling myself as I read the Oct. 16 Journal-World articles about the Late Night with Roy Williams celebration. How disappointed I am to see absolutely no mention of the 30-year anniversary of KU women’s athletics. As an alumna and team captain of women’s track and cross-country teams in the mid 80’s, I am well aware of lack of media attention given women athletes. This year, the KU athletic department has worked hard and has coordinated several activities to recognize the hundreds of women athletes who have contributed their talents to the sports programs at KU since 1968. The athletic department is also finally recognizing women from the earlier years who deserved, but never received a KU letter for their participation.
HASKELL FOOTBALL PICKS UP
October 20, 1998
Pick a standout … Daniel Johnson or Sonny Duncan. “The difference in the ball game was Sonny Duncan,” Haskell Indian Nations football coach Gary Tanner said.
LINEBACKER JIMMY HAHN JIMMY HAHN CLASS
October 20, 1998
Positions: Linebacker-offensive right guard The game: Hahn had five tackles and an interception during Free State’s 14-6 win over Leavenworth.
DEALING WITH VILLAINS
October 20, 1998
The United States has led the way in trying to deal with criminals such as Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic and should do what is in America’s best interests in future actions. The world has seen more than its share of supervillains through the ages. Two of the newer additions to that list would be Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic and Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein.
KICKOFF FOR THE KANSAS-KANSAS STATE GAME HAS BEEN MOVED TO 11:30 A.M. FOR TV PURPOSES, AND KU EXPECTS MONEY FROM SIX TELEVISION APPEARANCES WILL AMOUNT TO MORE THAN $500,000.
October 20, 1998
Changing kickoff times for television purposes brings about a whole slew of problems for fans and athletic departments alike. But, as Kansas University is finding out, it also can be quite lucrative.
BELL SERVICES
October 20, 1998
Memorial services for William J. Bell, 55, McLouth, will be at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus. Mr. Bell, a professor of entomology at KU, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at his McLouth home.
SALVATION ARMY SEEKS TOWELS FOR SHELTER
October 20, 1998
The Salvation Army Winter Emergency Shelter, which opens Monday, is in need of new and used towels and wash cloths for people that use the shelter. The shelter provides a safe place to sleep, a cot or mat with pillow and linens to sleep on, a warm meal at night, and breakfast in the morning.
DADDIES PERFORM ENERGETIC CONCERT
October 20, 1998
The kids were kickin’ up their heels and flipping their dance mates over their backs Sunday night at the red-hot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies concert at Liberty Hall. The seven-member band delivers a high-energy set infused with swing, rock ‘n’ roll, punk and big band — a recipe that’s guaranteed to get the blood pumpin’ and the joint jumpin’.
DESOTO SCHOOL BOARD SCHEDULES RETREAT
October 20, 1998
The DeSoto board of education has scheduled a special meeting for from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood. The purpose of the meeting is a retreat with school administrators to discuss planning and goals.
CANDIDATES AIR VIEWS ON ISSUES
October 20, 1998
Area political candidates squared off Monday at a forum that was televised on Sunflower Cablevision.
S BOUTILIER WOMAN OF YEAR
October 20, 1998
Peggy Boutilier, a lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was presented the NCAA Woman of the Year award Sunday night in Indianapolis. Boutilier, a native of Baltimore, was selected from a group of 10 finalists, including Kansas tennis player Maria Abatjoglou.
157 RUSHING YARDS HELPED LAWRENCE HIGH KNOCK OFF TOPEKA.
October 20, 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?
COUNTY TAPS NEW COUNSELOR
October 20, 1998
Former State Sen. Wint Winter Jr. will represent Douglas County in civil cases such as zoning disputes, personnel matters and election recalls.
FREE STATE FOOTBALL WIN IN MUDDY BATTLE
October 20, 1998
Free State High’s district football game with Leavenworth on Saturday was historic in more ways than one. The Firebirds improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Sunflower League with their 14-6 victory over the Pioneers (2-5, 1-4) in a game that lasted over five hours due to delays caused by inclement weather.
LATE NIGHT KICKS OFF THE SEASON
October 20, 1998
Allen Fieldhouse started buzzing at 2 p.m. Friday when a couple of KU basketball crazies wandered into the Jayhawks’ 43-year-old building. “Can we take our seats now?” the fans asked, realizing they’d arrived three hours before doors officially opened for KU’s Late Night With Roy Williams.
STUDY
October 20, 1998
At a ceremony today in Budig Hall, Kansas University officials will unveil the new Center for Teaching Excellence.
BUSINESS OWNER READY FOR AIRPORT PLANS TO TAKE OFF
October 20, 1998
DreamWings L.L.C. is looking to move from one rented hangar to another at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
OPEN HOUSE SET FOR RETIRING AG AGENT
October 20, 1998
The Douglas County Extension Council Executive Board will host an open house Saturday to honor Garry Keeler, agriculture agent, for his many years of service. The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Extension Center, 2110 Harper St.
TELECONFERENCE.
October 20, 1998
In Internet chat rooms and bulletin boards and radio talk shows, there’s a quarterback controversy brewing at Kansas University. In KU football coach Terry Allen’s mind, there is no such controversy over starter Zac Wegner.
LEGISLATIVE FORUM SET IN BALDWIN
October 20, 1998
Candidates for Kansas state representative for the 10th district will participate in a debate this week at Baker University. The debate will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mabee building, Room 100.
CEMENT MIXER TAKESSPILL
October 20, 1998
A concrete truck overturned Monday morning, creating a sticky situation for rescue officials.
BALDWIN DETOURS ON U.S. 59 DECISION
October 20, 1998
Baldwin City Council members said they weren’t sure how improvements to U.S. 59 would affect the city, no matter what the road’s alignment.
WHERE CAN I WRITE TO KEVIN SPACEY?
October 20, 1998
Write to Spacey in care of the William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif., 90212.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 20, 1998
Dismissals Melissa Beck-Westermeyer, Lawrence.