Archive for Friday, October 23, 1998

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October 23, 1998
One family’s tragedy became the answer to another’s prayers this week. Lawrence Realtor Scott Hedges was recuperating Thursday at Kansas University Medical Center after receiving a kidney transplant earlier this week.
KU LEADERS DEBATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
October 23, 1998
Members of University Council and University Senate on Thursday debated the new intellectual property policy.
PARADE KICKS OFF FESTIVITIES AT KU
October 23, 1998
Homecoming festivities at Kansas University kick off today with a 2:20 p.m. parade down Jayhawk Boulevard.
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October 23, 1998
Lawrence High, ranked No. 3 in Class 6A, is in position to qualify its entire boys cross country team for next week’s state meet at Rim Rock Farm. The Lions will run at the 10-team regional on Saturday at Warner Park in Manhattan. The first four teams and top five individuals of non-qualifying teams will advance to state.
MOORE TO SPEAK TODAY AT KU
October 23, 1998
The Democratic candidate for Kansas’ 3rd U.S. Congressional District will be at Kansas University today. Dennis Moore, former Johnson County prosecutor, will arrive about noon and speak at 12:20 p.m. at Wescoe Beach, in front of Wescoe Hall.
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October 23, 1998
T.J. Pugh has grown restless since the start of Kansas University’s men’s basketball season. “He’s driving me crazy, he’s so itchy to get out there,” KU point guard Ryan Robertson said of Pugh, his injured roommate. “He has nothing to do. I want him to get on that court.”
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October 23, 1998
Amanda Rose budded on the bars Thursday night at the Sunflower League gymnastics meet at Shawnee Mission South. The Lawrence High junior produced a 9.05 on the bars to place second in that event. She was the lone medalist for the combined LHS-Free State High squad.
RUBY L. HOWARD
October 23, 1998
Services for Ruby L. Howard, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Howard died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home.
2 PERCENT, 60 PERCENT
October 23, 1998
The U.S. illegal drug situation proves that, as long as there is a massive demand, there will be a more than adequate supply. There’s the old summation about the legendary baseball “field of dreams” designed to attract players and spectators: If you build it, they will come.
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN REACHES ITS MIDPOINT
October 23, 1998
The United Way campaign drive is just past the midway point, and about half of this year’s goal has been raised. As of Thursday, $534,607 had been raised for the United Way of Douglas County’s annual campaign drive.
WOMEN MARCH, RALLY AGAINST ABUSEVIOLENCE
October 23, 1998
Lawrence women speak out about domestic violence, abuse and rape at annual Take Back the Night march and rally.
PULL TOGETHER
October 23, 1998
To the editor: Did you know that no one from Douglas County has even been elected to the State Board of Education? Why? Because politics is about numbers. Even though Douglas County is the prime center of education in Kansas, our area’s representative on the State Board of Education is shared with Johnson County, the much more populous county east of us.
FEMA NUMBERS
October 23, 1998
Uninsured residents wishing to apply for federal assistance should call (800) 462-9029. Residents should be prepared to answer questions about the address of damaged property, social security number and income from last federal income taxes.
SOUND OFF
October 23, 1998
I don’t have a computer. How can I contact Carol Boncella of The Garden Spot? There are several ways to reach Boncella, writer of the Sunday Garden Spot feature. Because Boncella is a free-lance writer and still holds her full-time position at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, calls during the day should be directed to Journal-World Features Editor Jill Hummels, 832-7150. Comments for Boncella or tips on possible gardens to profile are always forwarded.
LAUREN PHLEGAR FREE STATE GIRLS GOLFER
October 23, 1998
Free State High sophomore Lauren Phlegar made history this week, becoming the first Firebirds girls golfer to qualify for the state tournament. Phlegar also was the first girls city golfer to qualify for state since 1995.
S 47-0 LOSS TO TOPEKA, THE WORST SETBACK IN FSHS HISTORY.
October 23, 1998
With a huge regular-season finale against Lawrence High set for next week, is there any chance Free State High’s football team will look past Topeka High? “Absolutely not,” FSHS coach Bob Lisher said about tonight’s district game against the Trojans. “We’re just making sure they understand that if you treat one opponent less than the other opponent — you only get nine games — you better not be looking by one to get to the next one or you won’t have a chance to go further.
FEMA FUNDING HEADING TO AREA
October 23, 1998
FEMA assistance is available for uninsured residents, in Douglas and Leavenworth counties, who had damage in recent flooding.
VOLUNTEERS SET TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SATURDAY
October 23, 1998
Make a Difference Day is Saturday, and volunteers are set to rake yards, clean gutters and do other tasks to help others.
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October 23, 1998
Baker University’s football team kept its midseason comeback alive with its fourth straight win conference win. The Wildcats topped Evangel, 23-17, Thursday night at Plaster Field.
RUBY L. HOWARD
October 23, 1998
Services for Ruby L. Howard, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Howard died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home.
CORY SMITH EUDORA
October 23, 1998
Eudora High tailback Cory Smith, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior, had 30 carries for 215 yards and four touchdown runs in the Cardinals’ 41-18 victory over DeSoto last week on a muddy field. “He had more carries than he had all year,” EHS coach Aaron Barnett said. “Due to the weather the ball was pretty slimy and we decided to go to more power plays and give the ball to the tailback.
IN 1898
October 23, 1998
On Oct. 23, 1898, the Lawrence Journal cited Augusta Larned’s comment that: “Pale leaves are falling in the ghostly gloaming. They flutter gently, sadly downward, to remind me that the light is failing, the destroyer is close at hand. Little rosy and golden clouds are still streaming down the western sky, and here is the thought of death. The cricket chirps it, the katydid shrills it, the flitting sparrow pies it. The destroyer is on the track of the year, on yours and mine. The warrant has been issued. There is no escape. But, as the new day and the new year are built out of the depths of air, on beams laid by the light, so the sear leaf as it falls and flutters by us shall not speak of dissolution alone, but of change and renewal.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PHOTOGRAPHERS TO VIEW CAMPUS FROM COPTERS
October 23, 1998
When helicopters buzz the Kansas University campus and rattle windows today and Sunday, don’t worry. We’re not being invaded. In an effort to capture the beauty of KU’s campus during the fall, two photographers in helicopters will be circling campus taking shots of the scenery below.
DISTRICT PUTS STUDENTS TO TEST
October 23, 1998
Scores from the achievement test will show educators where Lawrence students excel, and where they fall a bit short.
DESOTO PLEASED WITH ANNEXATION RULING
October 23, 1998
City limits of DeSoto will almost double following Johnson County Commission approval Thursday of the town’s request to annex ground in all directions. DeSoto officials said they were pleased with the 32-page commission ruling even though portions of their town’s annexation plan were rejected.
BRIDGET MORRISEY, OTTAWA CROSS COUNTRY
October 23, 1998
Ottawa High’s Bridget Morrisey, the lone senior among the Cyclones’ top seven cross country runners, overcame wind and a soggy course to defend her Huron League title last week, finishing in 12 minutes, 59 seconds in Ottawa. Morrisey led a 1-2-3-4-5 finish for Ottawa, which posted its third consecutive perfect score at the league meet.
CHRIS WILLIAMS LAWRENCE HIGH CROSS COUNTRY
October 23, 1998
Chris Williams defended his Sunflower League boys cross county title with a 16:49 time on a soggy Olathe East course last week. “It wasn’t a time race for him because it was wet and windy,” LHS coach Rusty Powlas said. “His objective was to win. The guy who finished second, Mike Ryan, tried to stay with Chris for the first half of the race. At the two-mile mark Chris pushed more for a lead. By the finish Chris was pretty far out front.”
OFFENSE
October 23, 1998
WR — Ryan Fender, 5-9, 175 Sr. LT — Kurt Wenger, 6-2, 225, Sr. LG — Beau Wenger, 6-2, 227, Jr. C — Nick Gregory, 6-0, 225, Jr. RG — Joel Dankenbring, 5-11, 200, Jr. RT — Dustin Myers, 5-11, 181, Sr. TE — Clint Morgan, 6-1, 164, Jr. QB — Riley Scott, 6-0, 183, Sr. FB — Tony Thomas, 6-0, 182, Sr. SB — Simon Cordova, 5-5, 136, Sr. SB — Nick Wilcox, 6-0, 193, Sr. DEFENSE
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
October 23, 1998
* A 45-year-old Lawrence woman reported that four checks were forged on her account between Oct. 14 and Monday. The checks totaled $1,205. * Lawrence police arrested Jonathan Corey King, 19, of Lawrence, on charges of forgery, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated burglary, leaving the scene, no proof of insurance and failure to report, with a warrant for failure to comply. He was booked at 5:30 p.m. Thursday into Douglas County Jail, where he was being held without bail pending a court appearance.
SCHOLAR LOOKS AT FUTURE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA
October 23, 1998
A religion scholar says Americans will experience a long-term transition in how and where they go to church in the next century.
HALLOWEEN PAINT-IN SET FOR SATURDAY
October 23, 1998
Amateur Picassos will hit the storefronts of downtown Lawrence on Saturday morning for the 28th annual Halloween Paint-In. The event, from 8 a.m. until noon, will give selected students — from fourth-graders to high schoolers — the chance to paint their submitted designs on windows in the central business district.
S ACHING FOOT HAS CREATED PROBLEMS FOR A KU DEFENSE ACHING FORRUN-STOPPER.
October 23, 1998
Turf toe. If you haven’t had it, you sure as heck don’t want it. “At first I thought it was just a little injury,” Kansas football linebacker J.J. Johnson said. “I didn’t realize how important the ball of your feet were.”
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October 23, 1998
After another infuriating loss, Lawrence soccer coach Chris Bertrand was seeing red. The frustration made his team see yellow.
SNOWBARGER TOUTS VOTING RECORD ON ISSUES FAVORABLE TO COMMERCE
October 23, 1998
Vince Snowbarger stumps in Lawrence and calls himself “a taxpayer’s friend.”
THEATERS AGREE TO DROP PRICE OF TICKETS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
October 23, 1998
Hollywood Theaters this week agreed to give Kansas University students a discount at its two Lawrence locations.
SOUND OFF
October 23, 1998
Where can I write to Isabella Rossellini? Write to the actress in care of the United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212.
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October 23, 1998
One of the artists participating in Lawrence ArtWalk ‘98 was left out of a story that appeared in Thursday’s edition of The Mag. Lynette Michelle Romine, a Kansas University student and photographer, will show her works at 1605 W. Ninth, Apt. 6B.
IN KANSAS, NOW ON THE MARKET FOR $2.95 MILLION.
October 23, 1998
one Star— Imagine leaning back in a rocking chair on a 106-foot long porch and sipping mint juleps in slender glasses between draws from seven-inch panatelas that send fragrance swirling around massive white columns. For $2.95 million, you could survey the sunset from that countryside vantage point. Douglas County’s grandest mansion, an inspired combination of 1850s tradition drawn from estates in Natchez, Miss., and 1990s technology found in exquisite new homes, is for sale.
October 23, 1998
Police say a Lawrence man found with stolen rabbits and potato chips had a busy morning Thursday.
A SMALL CIVIL WAR UNIT OF MOSTLY SHAWNEE COUNTY FARMERS THAT HELD UP A CONFEDERATE FORCE MANY TIMES ITS SIZE WAS HONORED BY THE KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD.
October 23, 1998
Smoke from two howitzers drifted across 14 small gravestones Thursday while a bugler’s notes penetrated the field of fire. The Kansas National Guard service in Topeka Cemetery honored men of the Kansas State Militia who gave their lives Oct. 22, 1864, in the Battle of the Blue to slow the advance of thousands of Confederates under command of Gen. Sterling Price.
BROWNBACK ROLLS INTO CITY
October 23, 1998
Sam Brownback brought his bus tour to Lawrence in an effort to rally voters in support of his U.S. Senate re-election campaign.
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October 23, 1998
One of the artists participating in Lawrence ArtWalk ‘98 was left out of a story that appeared in Thursday’s edition of The Mag. Lynette Michelle Romine, a Kansas University student and photographer, will show her works at 1605 W. Ninth, Apt. 6B.
FORECASTER SEES MORE ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AHEAD
October 23, 1998
A KU researcher thinks both the state and national economies should start turning around sometime next month. From J-W Staff Reports
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October 23, 1998
You recall great football coaches and there is often a single term that tends to epitomize their success. Intensity. Ferocity. Charisma. Drive. Passion. Leadership. Where Lawrence High’s Al Woolard is concerned, it is impossible to isolate one label because he embodied so many desirable traits. In some ways, he was like Kansas State’s mysterious Bill Snyder. How did this seemingly bland, low-key guy elevate the once-pathetic Wildcats to the admirable status they currently enjoy?
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October 23, 1998
Michael Sisco, Lawrence, and Dana Sisco, Lawrence. Anne Elizabeth Gatschet, Lawrence, and Aamir S. Cheema, New York, N.Y.
10TH DISTRICT CANDIDATES PUT FOCUS ON EDUCATION
October 23, 1998
The Republican incumbent in an area state representative race believes there is no “absolute right” to go to college, while his Democratic challenger thinks the state should not be “paternal” on higher education. Democrat Caren Rugg is seeking the 10th District House seat held by Republican Ralph Tanner. The two faced off in a debate Thursday night at Baker University.
GUITARIST KOTTKE MIXES MUSIC, HUMOROUS STORIES
October 23, 1998
To say Leo Kottke is a folk guitarist is like pigeonholing banjo player Bela Fleck into the hillbilly slot. Like Fleck, who knows how to play funk, blues, classical and just about any style you can name with utmost precision, Kottke mixes an array of folk, blues, jazz and pop with his disciplined, spectacular finger picking and serves it up between his hilarious stories.
THE LIONS WILL LOOK FOR BIG WIN NO. 2 IN DISTRICT PLAY TONIGHT WHEN THEY HIT THE ROAD TO FACE LEAVENWORTH.
October 23, 1998
A year ago, Lawrence High’s 41-0 football victory over Leavenworth was insignificant since the Lions’ playoff hopes had been dashed two weeks earlier with a district loss to Topeka. A Lions’ victory over the Pioneers tonight would be significant.
BAKER BASEBALL SIGNS TWO PLAYERS
October 23, 1998
Matthew Barnes of Highland CC and Justin Miller of Johnson County CC have signed baseball letters of intent with Baker University. Barnes is a pitcher-infielder from Santa Fe Trail High and Miller is a first baseman-third baseman from Great Bend. Baker medalists
KU STUDENT SENATE OKS RIGHTS RESOLUTION
October 23, 1998
In response to the beating death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, Kansas University’s Student Senate this week passed a resolution “affirming students’ freedom from hate crimes and the ability to live free and autonomous lives.” The resolution requests that KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, a former faculty member at the University of Wyoming, and KU Provost David Shulenburger denounce the actions of the individuals publicly.
LEAVE CLINTON ALONE
October 23, 1998
To the editor: I was amazed and disgusted to see the choice of the front page story of “Clinton and the troops” which you ran Wednesday. The photo was from 1996. And the story was not of any importance. Please stay away from GOSSIP.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 23, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Pioneer compact disc player, subwoofers, an amp and other stereo equipment valued at a total of $2,330 were reported stolen between midnight and 11 a.m. Wednesday from a vehicle in the 3200 block of West 22nd.
SOUND OFF
October 23, 1998
Can anyone have a wedding in the Osborne Memorial Chapel on the Baker University campus? Is there a fee? How do I make reservations? Anyone may have a wedding in the chapel, said Baker University spokesman John Fuller.