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STORY PRAISED
October 21, 1998
To the editor: I commend the Journal-World for devoting so much space to Dan, Maura, Lydia, and Levi Hellyer in last Sunday’s paper. So often the news is not worth reading, and it’s rare to find a story about a family that works on Page One, much less in the paper at all.
POLICE FIND MUSHROOMS WHILE INVESTIGATING CALL
October 21, 1998
Police interviewing a man suspected of creating a disturbance Monday in downtown Lawrence arrested him when they found more than 6 ounces of individually packaged psychedelic mushrooms in his backpack. The man, Jeffery Ray Phillips, 24, was in the 700 block of Massachusetts when someone called police. Sgt. George Wheeler said reports didn’t indicate why Phillips attracted attention, but while police were talking to him, they found he was wanted on a municipal warrant for failing to comply with a court order.
IN 1898
October 21, 1998
On Oct. 21, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told it readers that the KU faculty council had asked for the resignation of the football coach Dr. Wylie G. Woodruff. The Journal stated: “The cause of the trouble is the scolding Coach Woodruff publicly gave the team … in the course of which he roundly scored the players for their slow and fumbling playing. In the course of his remarks on that occasion he swore at the players. This is what caused the trouble. At the time, Hamil, Buzi and Blockberger [football players] left the field.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
READY TO READ
October 21, 1998
Reading is basic to success in life, and it’s great to see local celebrities making that point to Lawrence children. When athletes talk, children tend to listen.
POOR TICKET SALES CANCELS SHOW
October 21, 1998
“Shepherd,” a one-man show about King David that features pianist George Fischoff, has been canceled. The show, which was to run today through Sunday at Lawrence Community Theatre, has been canceled due to poor ticket sales.
CANDIDATES FORUM SPURS ROW ON TAXES
October 21, 1998
Representatives of candidates for Kansas’ 3rd U.S. House district argued over which candidate was more fiscally conservative Tuesday during a forum in Lawrence. “Dennis Moore is the real fiscal conservative in this race,” said Robin Rowland, a representative for Moore, the Democratic challenger in the race.
MAYOR SET TO MUFFLE LOUD CAR STEREOS
October 21, 1998
Mayor Marty Kennedy wants to muffle booming stereos on city streets, and he’s looking forward to testing the airwaves soon. He expects Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin to propose a new noise ordinance in the coming weeks that would allow officers to write citations against drivers who have their stereos turned up too loud.
S AFTERMATH LINGERING IN COUNTY
October 21, 1998
A deluge of rain more than two weeks ago on the area is continuing to generate calls for help to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. “The calls have dwindled somewhat, but there have been many calls that people need assistance with minor home repairs,” said Michelle Jantz, executive director of the Red Cross of Douglas County.
ANIMAL SHELTER GETS $14,000 FROM AUCTION
October 21, 1998
They raised $14,000 for strays. Around 300 people attended the Lawrence Humane Society’s Pawsible Dream fund-raiser Friday. The fourth annual event at Liberty Hall raised more than $14,000 for the Lawrence animal shelter, officials announced Tuesday.
LOCAL GREENTHUMBS BEWARE
October 21, 1998
The first frost is just around the corner, and residents are getting their lawns and gardens ready.
BRUCE WILLIAM GARRETSON
October 21, 1998
Services for Bruce William Garretson, 46, DeSoto, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bruce Funeral Home. Cremation will be held. Mr. Garretson died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at his home.
VOTING HABIT
October 21, 1998
They’re too young to vote but not too young to learn how important voting is. Speaking of setting a good example for our children…
SOUND OFF
October 21, 1998
My understanding is that Dad Perry Park was never intended for organized sports. Now, not only do we have organized football or soccer almost every evening, we also have people parking on Harvard at the top of the hill, creating hazardous traffic situations. Was there a change made to the park status, or why are these organized sports being played now? City Manager Mike Wildgen provided the following response:
POLICE ARREST THREE IN MALL INCIDENTS
October 21, 1998
Lawrence police arrested three men Tuesday in two separate incidents at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Police first arrived at the outlet mall when someone reached over a counter at the mall’s Riverfront Cafe and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register.
DAY IN OSKALOOSA
October 21, 1998
About 70 Oskaloosa Middle School students spent Tuesday afternoon sprucing up two homes as part of the school’s first volunteer day.
NASA SELECTS KU FOR NEW RESEARCH SITE
October 21, 1998
NASA has chosen the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing lab at Kansas University as one of nine new research sites for addressing the myriad problems and concerns surrounding agriculture and other natural resources. Federal officials were expected today to make public KU’s selection as the site for the Regional Earth Science Application Center (RESAC) of the Great Plains. The announcement follows months of discussions between U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and NASA officials about the merits of establishing the center in Lawrence.
LAWRENCE DISTRICT HONORS BUS DRIVERS
October 21, 1998
Lawrence bus drivers celebrate National Bus Driver Appreciation Day.
BRITTLE KU LINEBACKER STEVE BRATTEN, SON OF A FORMER COLORADO QB, FELT HE WAS SNUBBED BY THE BUFFS IN HIGH SCHOOL.
October 21, 1998
Wild Buffaloes couldn’t keep Steve Bratten — Colorado native, University of Colorado legacy — out of Kansas University’s next football game. Bratten, KU’s 6-foot-1, 235-pound surgical pincushion of an inside linebacker, isn’t about to let a bad knee keep him out of the lineup Saturday, when the Jayhawks play host to Colorado.
BRUCE WILLIAM GARRETSON
October 21, 1998
Services for Bruce William Garretson, 46, DeSoto, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bruce Funeral Home. Cremation will be held. Mr. Garretson died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at his home.
THOMPSON PLAYER OF YEAR
October 21, 1998
Chris Thompson, a Kansas University senior from Independence, has been named Player of the Year by the Kansas Golf Association. Thompson earned 330 points to capture the title after playing in only three KGA events where points were available.
BRISKET, CORNED BEEF VERY DIFFERENT
October 21, 1998
What is the difference between beef brisket and corned beef brisket? Beef brisket is a fresh cut of meat from the breast of beef cattle. The meat consists of layers of lean and fat. Brisket makes an economical roast, with the upper part (toward the shoulder) leaner than the lower part.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOWING THE GRASS SOUTH OF SIXTH STREET ON WAKARUSA DRIVE, ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STREET FROM ABOUT SIXTH TO HARVARD? THE GRASS IS 2 FEET HIGH AND IS A REAL INCONVENIENCE FOR JO
October 21, 1998
The short answer: Not the city. “The property owner is responsible for mowing this area,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
WESTERN RESOURCES ACQUIRES LIFELINE
October 21, 1998
With its purchase of Lifeline Systems Inc., Topeka-based Western Resources will have more customers for its monitored security unit than its electric utilities. Western subsidiary Protection One Inc. said it was buying Massachusetts-based Lifeline, a provider of personal emergency response services, for about $174 million, or $29.74 a share in cash and stock.
SENIOR FORWARD T.J. PUGH, WHO MISSED HIS FOURTH STRAIGHT PRACTICE TUESDAY BECAUSE OF AN ANKLE INJURY, FACES ADDITIONAL TESTS TONIGHT. AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIS STATUS MAY BE MADE THURSDAY.
October 21, 1998
Sitting on the sidelines is not the way Kansas University men’s basketball forward T.J. Pugh wanted to start his senior year. “The hardest part for me has been the frustration of not getting to play,” Pugh said last week after spraining his left ankle in a conditioning workout.
S GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS
October 21, 1998
Sally Thompson, chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the agency was 95 percent in compliance with its computers for the Year 2000 problem.
NOT EVERYONE AT KU CHEERING CHANGES IN HOMECOMING GAME
October 21, 1998
The change in Saturday’s KU kickoff time has thrown a proverbial monkey wrench in many a homecoming schedule.
LAWRENCE HIGH LOST TO LEAVENWORTH IMMACULATA, BUT WON TWO OTHER MATCHES ON SENIOR NIGHT.
October 21, 1998
Little Leavenworth Immaculata turned into mighty Immac at a volleyball quadrangular Tuesday night. Immaculata, a Class 3A school that had never won a game in 10 years against Lawrence High, stunned the Lions, 15-7, 8-15, 17-15, in a 1-hour, 15-minute match in the LHS gym.
AFTER WINNING AGAINST TOPEKA HIGH AND TONGANOXIE DURING ITS REGULAR-SEASON FINALE AT HOME, FREE STATE WAS UPENDED BY OVERLAND PARK AQUINAS ON TUESDAY NIGHT.
October 21, 1998
Free State High couldn’t have picked a better year to jump from Class 5A to Class 6A. Just ask the volleyball team.
A LATE-FALL LAWRENCE TRADITION BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE.
October 21, 1998
The seven people sitting around the table rolling blintzes may have looked at ease as they chatted, but they were the picture of concentration. The blintzes had to be rolled just right; darker side up, starting with a large spoonful of cheese filling at one end. They were carefully folded once to cover the filling, the edges were folded in like an envelope, and then rolled.
COUNTY COMMISSION CANCELS MEETING
October 21, 1998
Douglas County commissioners have canceled their meeting tonight. The commission’s next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
AUTO WRECKS LEAVE FOUR IN HOSPITALS
October 21, 1998
Three Topeka women and a Lawrence man remained in area hospitals Tuesday following two injury accidents Monday night.
T WE HAVE A STOPLIGHT AT 31ST AND HASKELL AND 31ST AND LOUISIANA?
October 21, 1998
Before city officials decide whether to install traffic signals at the two intersections, other officials must decide on where to put the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT). “Determinations about traffic signals at these two locations await final determination of the SLT route,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
BUS DRIVERS GIVE CROSSING GUARDS SOME GIFTS TO KEEP THEM GOING.
October 21, 1998
Most mornings Donna Tibbits has a solitary job. She waits for students to approach the intersection at Fourth and Locust in North Lawrence and holds up her stop sign before allowing them to cross on their way to school. Tuesday, she received more than the routine “thanks.” Tibbits and the 13 other crossing guards in the Lawrence school district received a surprise from the district’s bus drivers.
THE PEAK OF A MINOR METEOR SHOWER CAN BE VIEWED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS TONIGHT.
October 21, 1998
The shower, called the Orionid Meteor Shower, is the result of Comet Haley, said Barbara Anthony-Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy at Kansas University. Tonight’s event, however, will be just the preview of a “big” meteor shower next month, Anthony-Twarog said.
FREE STATE HIGH ANNOUNCES CONCERT
October 21, 1998
Free State High School’s choral concert is at 8 p.m. today. The event is in the auditorium of the school, 4700 Overland Dr. The program involves men and women sophomores, the concert chorale and the chamber choir. Ryun campaign
ROUNDABOUT WAY WINS THUMBS-UP
October 21, 1998
A new “roundabout” traffic circle should be calming traffic in little more than a year at Monterey Way and Harvard Road, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday night.
RIB-TICKLING EXPERIENCES DEFINE PERSONA
October 21, 1998
Occasionally it occurs to me that some dish or other has become a forum for the expression of one’s individuality. The way the cook executes his own variation on that particular culinary theme is a statement of personality. A signature. A trademark. I cook, therefore I am. Salsa, chili and barbecue fit the description of foods that we use to express ourselves. A person may never set foot in the kitchen for any other purpose but to cook chili, or make salsa, or do barbecue, yet that one dish is a statement of being. The ingredients and methodology are matters not only of taste but also of philosophy, which can’t be contested by someone with a different recipe.
FREE STATE HIGH ANNOUNCES CONCERT
October 21, 1998
Free State High School’s choral concert is at 8 p.m. today. The event is in the auditorium of the school, 4700 Overland Drive. The program involves men and women sophomores, the concert chorale and the chamber choir.
CHAMBER HONORS BUSINESSWOMAN FOR ACHIEVEMENTS
October 21, 1998
The Athena Award honors women who have excelled in their fields, benefited their communities and served as mentors for women.