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GWEN DAVIES WURTH
October 24, 1998
Services for Gwen Davies Wurth, 94, Raytown, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown. Burial will be in Brooking Cemetery. Mrs. Wurth died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Hidden Lake Care Center, Raytown.
PHOTO FINISH ENDS BLACKMAIL SCHEME
October 24, 1998
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It could also be worth jail time.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 24, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A light blue 1987 Nissan Sentra and 450 compact discs, valued at a total of $1,950, was reported stolen between 8 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Wednesday from the 900 block of New Hampshire.
STUDENTS MAKE A DAY OF VOLUNTEERING
October 24, 1998
Students from Lawrence schools and Kansas University hope to help make a difference Sunday by working at four area social service agencies. Make a Difference Day nationally is today, but this group opted to volunteer Sunday because of previous school commitments.
CITY COULD GIVE STOP SIGNS GREEN LIGHT
October 24, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners will consider a request and recommendation for installing stop signs on Ninth Street at Crestline Drive.
S NEW SEARS
October 24, 1998
Shoppers can pick up a washing machine and a new dress all in one stop — the new Sears is open. The new Sears store at 2727 Iowa is having its grand opening today with speeches, celebrities and give-aways.
ROSCOE MARSDEN
October 24, 1998
No services for Roscoe Marsden, 96, Lawrence, are planned. Mr. Marsden died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.
SUSPECTED FRIDGE BANDIT NABBED
October 24, 1998
Thanks to a photo lineup, police nabbed a refrigerator raider following several break-ins this week. Police were tipped to Jonathan Corey King’s alleged burglaries while investigating three checks forged for $400 each. The checks, stolen from the 200 block of North Crestline on Oct. 14, were allegedly written to a third party but forged by King, 19, Lawrence.
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS CLASS 6A REGIONAL SATURDAY AT MANHATTAN BOYS
October 24, 1998
Team scores: Wichita Heights 57, Lawrence 63, Topeka Washburn Rural 109, Manhattan 123, Topeka High 125, Leavenworth 134, Emporia 138, Free State 166, Junction City 192. LHS results: 1. Chris Williams, 14:42. 12. Jonathan Hemphill, 15:44. 13. Nathan Rahmeier, 15:48. 16. Eli Allen, 15:50. 22. Justin Riley, 16:04. 23. D.J. Hilding, 16:05. 51. Adam Beals, 17:09.
POLICE INVESTIGATE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
October 24, 1998
Police say two explosive devices that blew small craters in front of two Lawrence homes Thursday night are related, and they have a suspect in the case. Sgt. George Wheeler said fragments of the devices, which were like small sticks of dynamite, have been sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation laboratory in Topeka for testing. Wheeler said police believe the incidents are related to a domestic dispute, but he didn’t identify the suspect or elaborate on the details.
MAUDE E. CLEM
October 24, 1998
Services for Maude E. Clem, 96, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Clem died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
LOUIS C. ZELLNER
October 24, 1998
Services for Louis C. Zellner, 91, formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Zellner died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Great Plains Nursing Center, Olathe.
LAWSUIT MAY OPEN HALLMARK LEDGER
October 24, 1998
A trial scheduled to begin next Month could force the very private Hallmark Cards Inc. to divulge its net worth, possibly opening up the greeting card giant to new assaults from competitors. The case involves Ed Maupin, of Blue Springs, who says Hallmark mistreated him 11 years ago when he was an employee and later when he was a private businessman. Hallmark says it did nothing wrong. The jury trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 2.
KU FINE ARTS DEAN UNDERGOES SURGERY
October 24, 1998
Peter Thompson, dean of the Kansas University School of Fine Arts, underwent successful quintuple bypass surgery Friday at Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center. As of Friday afternoon, Thompson, 59, was recovering in intensive care, said Stan Shumway, KU associate dean emeritus of fine arts.
T COUNT ON RETAKING MATH TEST
October 24, 1998
It’s a junior high nightmare — the math test that kept coming back. South Junior High School ninth-graders will have to sharpen their No. 2 pencils one more time. Between 200 and 250 students will have to retake the math procedure section of the Stanford Achievement Test a second time because a number of students used calculators during that portion of the test.
SOUND OFF
October 24, 1998
There was a fatal accident in west Lawrence near Holiday Park Pool and an investigation was done by the state troopers, but there has not been a follow-up. Will there be a follow-up? Had the driver been drinking? The Kansas Highway Patrol accident investigation team surveyed the car and the accident scene following the Sept. 23 death of Jance Blanco, 18, but results of the investigation haven’t been released. Sgt. George Wheeler of the Lawrence Police Department said results will be released when all the reports are released. Police are awaiting autopsy and Kansas Bureau of Investigation reports, which will contain information about the driver’s blood-alcohol concentration level. According to a preliminary accident report, alcohol was present at the scene and did contribute to the accident. Police haven’t said what evidence was found at the scene.
VITAL GIFTS
October 24, 1998
Gifts from members of the Kansas University Endowment Association’s Chancellors Club help make the difference between mediocrity and excellence at KU. The purpose of Kansas University is to provide the best possible educational environment for the young men and women who select KU for their college education. That’s the basic purpose. To succeed in this effort, the school must have enthusiastic, talented and dedicated faculty members and talented students who want to excel. KU also needs facilities, libraries, laboratories and museums that provide the best possible environment for stimulating learning, teaching and research.
S SUCCESS TO DYE FOR
October 24, 1998
This year’s Fun Run at Central Junior High School was more colorful, and more successful, than ever before. There was the blue of the sky, the green of the grass, the orange of the maple leaves and the silver, red and green of principal Ted Juneau’s hair.
TIP BRINGS CRIME STOPPERS ARREST
October 24, 1998
A tip to Lawrence’s Crime Stoppers hotline led to the arrest of a man wanted on forgery and theft charges in Thursday night Junction City. Officer David Anderson, coordinator of the local Crime Stoppers program, said Burnell Carter Jr., 28, was arrested about 11 p.m. after someone called the Lawrence hotline. Carter was also held in the Geary County Jail on an outstanding warrant for two counts of burglary and two counts of theft.
BOBBY G. YOUNG
October 24, 1998
Services for Bobby G. Young, 71, Burlingame, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Burlingame Federated Church. Burial will be in Burlingame Cemetery. Mr. Young died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
SOUND OFF
October 24, 1998
I went to my first LHS football game on Friday night a week ago, and was wondering why are there so many more players on the sidelines who never get in the game than players out there playing the whole game, both offense and defense? It is very obvious on a rainy day when there are just a few players with dirty pants and a lot more with white pants. Lawrence High School head football coach Dick Purdy supplied this answer: “If they really want the answer, they can contact the head football coach at the high school.”
FORUM TO FOCUS ON LOCAL HARVESTS
October 24, 1998
Kelly Kindscher, a courtesy assistant professor with the environmental studies program at Kansas University, will present the University Forum program at noon Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Kindscher will speak on “Local Harvest: The Value of Local Food Production.”
HOUSING PROJECT GETS DRUG-FIGHTING GRANT
October 24, 1998
A Lawrence public housing development will continue its anti-drug and security programs for the next two years, following an announcement on Friday that the federal government has approved a $110,000 grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will send the Drug Elimination Grant to the Lawrence Housing Authority, which oversees 368 public housing units in Lawrence. The housing authority is at 1600 Haskell, where the 130 housing units of Edgewood Homes are located.
Firebirds hold off a late Trojans’ rally for a 21-14 victory
October 24, 1998
Listening to Free State football coach Bob Lisher, it’s hard to tell who won Friday night’s district contest over Topeka High. “We didn’t play very well,” Lisher said.
Lions take the early lead to victory against Leavenworth
October 24, 1998
Finally, Lawrence High’s football team didn’t have to wait until the final seconds to relax. The Lions jumped to a 27-0 lead en route to a 34-21 victory at Leavenworth — Lawrence’s 22nd in a row over the Pioneers — to set up Friday’s showdown with Free State.
PARADE STARTS KU WEEKEND ON RIGHT FOOT
October 24, 1998
Apparently, you never outgrow candy. Never mind that the 2,000 or so lining Jayhawk Boulevard Friday afternoon could have walked to a convenience store for the same pieces of Sonic Boom gum and Hi-C bits that flew through the air during Kansas University’s Homecoming parade.
TROUPE ROCKS LIED CENTER
October 24, 1998
Muscular movement. Ritualistic rhythm. Primordial percussion. Forceful footwork. Call it what you will, but when the sand settles onstage, “STOMP” comes away with only one tag — entertainment.
S SOMEPLACE TO GO
October 24, 1998
The city of Lawrence has designated hours for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31, Halloween Beggars Night, to be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Homeowners planning to hand out candy to costumed children are asked to turn on their porch lights during that time. There are several Halloween and fall activities scheduled for children in the Lawrence area.
GERALD L. SMITH
October 24, 1998
No services for Gerald L. Smith, 44, Kansas City, Mo., are planned. His body will be cremated. Mr. Smith died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., from injuries sustained in a pedestrian-car accident on Oct. 17 in Lawrence.
TRAINING FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
October 24, 1998
A KU conference started the conversation over how education, government and business can work together.
KU FINE ARTS DEAN UNDERGOES SURGERY
October 24, 1998
Peter Thompson, dean of the Kansas University School of Fine Arts, underwent successful quintuple bypass surgery Friday at Topeka’s Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center. As of Friday afternoon, Thompson, 59, was recovering in intensive care, said Stan Shumway, KU associate dean emeritus of fine arts.
(NO HEADLINE)
October 24, 1998
Kansas’ Tyler Painter won the 500 and 1,650 freestyle races at the Big 12 Relays on Friday at Devaney Center. Painter finished the 1,650 in 15:14.25 and the 500 in 4:31.05. He also was fourth in the 400 IM in 4:09.59. Adrienne Turner won the 200 fly in 2:05.65 and placed third in the 100 fly in 58.43.
CHANCELLORS CLUB HONORS EXCELLENCE
October 24, 1998
The Kansas University Chancellors Club honored two professors for their work and 10 freshman scholars. From J-W Staff Reports
PROGRAM ALLOWS VICTIMS, OFFENDERS TO RECONCILE
October 24, 1998
A pilot reconciliation project for youthful offenders has been flying smoothly for a year now.
(NO HEADLINE)
October 24, 1998
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows college sports that television dollars are THE dominant factor in determining football and basketball schedules. The lure of extra dollars from television coverage of a game and the wide exposure a team and a university receive through regional or national broadcasts have caused college presidents, athletic directors and coaches to almost sell their souls to TV sports executives.
GOP MAY BE BEHIND NATIONAL RIFLE ASSNSHIFT
October 24, 1998
There may be more than meets the eye in the recent personnel shuffle at the National Rifle Association. Tanya Metaska, the hard-line chief lobbyist for the nation’s most powerful gun group, got her comeuppance earlier this month when she was “bounced upstairs” to a job as senior adviser to the association’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre. Her predecessor as chief lobbyist, James Ray Baker, is taking over her old duties.
IN 1898
October 24, 1998
On Oct. 24, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of a dedication of the Second Congregational Church. [822 Ky.] The Journal noted “The church has a history of which the people of this city should be proud, for it being not only the first church shelter built by citizens of Lawrence for escaped slaves who came to this city during the last days of slavery, but here was held their first night school, and soon after, the first day school they knew.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
MILDRED L. PEARSON
October 24, 1998
Services for Mildred L. Pearson, 86, Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Pearson died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at her home.
GERALD LEON SMITH
October 24, 1998
No services are planned for Gerald Leon Smith, 44, Kansas City, Mo. His body was cremated. Mr. Smith died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, after being struck by a vehicle on Oct. 17 in Lawrence.
BANNERS GET MESSAGE ACROSS
October 24, 1998
A Johnson County family makes its living delivering messages from 1,000 feet.
FASHION
October 24, 1998
This Halloween, it’s social parody for adults, and superheroes for children.
SHOCKING NEWS
October 24, 1998
To the editor: I have to admit that most of the news we read and hear is bad news but what I read in the paper this morning was SHOCKING! The first shock came when I read that Marilyn Manson was coming to Lawrence for a concert. The second shock was when I read that the 650 tickets available sold out within 12 minutes! (This “shock rocker” is one of the most disgusting performers!) The third shock was when I realized that our youth enjoy being entertained by someone like Marilyn Manson.