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October 25, 1998
* Hear reports from the Curriculum Advisory Council, the Lawrence Schools Foundation, the Lawrence Business/Education Partnerships and the Lawrence Education Assn. * Purchase contracts, in addition to the Learning Network, include the adoption of high school literature, and scoring and test profile summaries for Stanford 9 Tests.
ENTREPRENEURS SLASH PRICES, CUT BACK CLIENT GIFTS
October 25, 1998
As economic crisis spreads, more business people are scaling back plans for growth, cutting prices — or delaying buying a new family car.
TRIBUTE TODIVA
October 25, 1998
What: “Patsy!” a musical tribute to Patsy Cline starring Gail Bliss. When: 8 p.m. Friday.
MORE PARKING
October 25, 1998
Kansas University is looking to open up the parking availability during this basketball season. Fee parking: 550 spaces — 250 more than last season — will be available in Lot 90, southeast of the fieldhouse. Fee: $6 per game.
QUARTERBACK JAY ALEXANDER CAME OFF THE BENCH TO COMPLETE 11 OF 18 PASSES FOR 115 YARDS, AND DAVID WINBUSH RAN FOR 268 YARDS AND THREE TOUCHDOWNS.
October 25, 1998
Say this for Kansas University’s football team: It makes for good television. After four fourth-quarter losses that kept its television audience glued to the tube, Kansas finally trashed the script and wrote a new one replete with human interest and adversity and even a feel-good ending.
KU HAS NEW GAME PLAN FOR BASKETBALL PARKING
October 25, 1998
For a fee, KU basketball fans this year will find more on-campus parking spaces and a new shuttle bus for games at Allen Fieldhouse.
FIRST QUARTER
October 25, 1998
1:27 — Marlon Barnes 4 run. After first possession ended with interception, Buffs strung together 68-yard, 10-play drive on second possession. Big plays were a 24-yard pass from Mike Moschetti to Tom Ashworth and a 16-yarder to Darrin Chiaverini. Jeremy Aldrich kick. (Colorado 7, Kansas 0). Second Quarter
KRAPE PULLS RARE DOUBLE
October 25, 1998
You can’t stop Lawrence’s Kelly Krape. You can only hope to contain her. Krape has accomplished the rare feat of winning the Journal-World football contest two weeks in a row.
S BOYS CLAIMED CLASS 4A REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY TITLES AT BALDWIN CITY GOLF COURSE.
October 25, 1998
Baldwin High’s cross country teams kept the individual regional titles all in the family Saturday afternoon at Baldwin City Golf Course. Sophomore Megan Noonan won the Class 4A girls regional and her freshman brother, Matt, won the boys regional to help both Bulldog teams reach the state meet next Saturday. Of course, finishing first isn’t new for the Noonans. Both siblings have won six races this season.
S GIRLS QUALIFIED FOR THE CLASS 6A STATE MEET.
October 25, 1998
Lawrence High junior Chris Williams blazed a trail for the rest of the cross country runners to follow at Saturday’s Class 6A regional meet at Warner Park. Williams, the defending state boys cross country champion, ran off course and the rest of the runners tagged along. He won the shortened race in 14 minutes, 42 seconds for his seventh victory of the season.
NEW JAIL A BOON FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
October 25, 1998
New Douglas County Jail, which will have the capacity to hold 196 inmates, is still on schedule for a May opening.
GROWING WITH THE FLOW
October 25, 1998
You can teach yourself a lot about a garden or you can let the garden teach you.
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October 25, 1998
Where can I write to Barbara Bush? You can send your letters to 10000 Memorial Dr., Suite 900, Houston, Tex., 77024.
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October 25, 1998
Bliss recreates legendary Patsy Cline An Oregon woman who has made her mark portraying the country singer is now finding her own voice.
FREE STATE DEFEATED LAWRENCE HIGH, 4-15, 15-7, 15-6, IN THE CLASS 6A SUB-STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY TO QUALIFY FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT.
October 25, 1998
Free State High’s volleyball team made a statement on Saturday. “You know the big tradition of Lawrence High, but we’ve got a tradition of our own,” FSHS coach Nancy Hopkins said after her team became the second Firebirds squad to qualify for state. “We haven’t been around that long, but we have things we want to accomplish.”
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 25, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A .357 Magnum pistol, 20-gauge shotgun and other items were reported stolen or damaged between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Alabama. Value of items taken and damage was estimated at $1,250.
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October 25, 1998
Larry Brown has embarked on his tour of colleges with Philadelphia 76ers’ director of player personnel Kevin O’Connor. “Kevin is watching a lot of the players,” said second-year Sixers’ head coach Brown, in Lawrence with O’Connor Friday and Saturday to observe Kansas basketball practices.
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October 25, 1998
From mid-September through the first week of October a year ago, the Kansas River ran at a snail’s pace. Miles and miles of sandbars glistened in the autumn light, and monarch butterflies glided about, reflecting the sun like stained glass.
THE GREAT HORNED OWL IS A FLYING PREDATOR WITH FEW EQUALS. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
October 25, 1998
Thirty-five to 40 years ago, great horned owls nested in the city of Lawrence. The city was not exactly the metropolis it is today, but it wasn’t a piece of prairie, either. I don’t know all the places used by these big owls in those days, but the birds occurred regularly at least in what we now call Burcham Park and on the Kansas University campus. The owls mainly used the Natural History Museum. A pair or succession of pairs nested on the north side of the museum, on a window ledge covered with English ivy, probably for several decades. The owls were very well-hidden from casual observers, and few people knew they were there. Students in ornithology sometimes took notes on the behavior of the owls and used the results for term papers and modest publications.
IN KANSAS, NOW ON THE MARKET FOR $2.95 MILLION.
October 25, 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 7-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.
MARGARET OAKLEY FORSYTH
October 25, 1998
Graveside services for Margaret C. Oakley Forsyth, 48, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Ms. Forsyth died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at her home.
S WIN OVER COLORADO, IS EXPECTED TO BE READY TO START SATURDAY AGAINST KANSAS STATE.
October 25, 1998
Jay Alexander led Kansas University to its first victory over a ranked team in three years and helped the Jayhawks snap a three-game losing streak and claim their first league victory of the season. He did not, however, unseat Zac Wegner as KU’s starting quarterback.
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October 25, 1998
Within recent days the first of the autumn leaves have started to fall. Leaves on some trees will fall within a few days while other leaves will take several weeks to completely fall from the trees. In some cases, especially with young trees and with some tree species, leaves may not fall until late in the winter season.
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October 25, 1998
10-26-98Chuck Woodling column Surely someone in the 100-plus years of Kansas University football has come out of the bullpen and played quarterback as well as Jay Alexander.
FIREBIRDS TO OPEN WITH BV NORTH
October 25, 1998
No. 2 seed Free State will open with No. 7 Blue Valley North at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in the first round of the Class 6A state volleyball tournament at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. The Firebirds (35-5) advanced to state with a 4-15, 15-7, 15-6 victory over Lawrence High. Blue Valley North (25-11) qualified with a 15-6, 15-8 victory over Shawnee Mission North.
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October 25, 1998
Happiness for Kansas University offensive linemen is seeing the numbers on David Winbush’s back. “Yeah,” said offensive guard Dameon Hunt, smiling, “and they kept getting smaller in the distance.”
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October 25, 1998
A disheartened son: Curry found inspiration, rejection in home state The works of the Kansas painter are being displayed at a Kansas City art museum.
TIME CHANGE CAN BE YAWNING EXPERIENCE FOR SOME
October 25, 1998
“Fall back” may be nice in the morning, but the time change can leave many people yawning before bedtime.
BIRTHS
October 25, 1998
Byron and Julie Edmondson, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Bill and Deedee Schneider, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
ELLA IDA DEEM
October 25, 1998
Graveside services for Ella Ida Deem, 98, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Axtell. Mrs. Deem died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Her body was cremated.
A LOOK AT CURRY
October 25, 1998
What: “John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West,” an exhibition of 50 paintings and drawings by Curry. When: Through Jan. 3.
FACES AND PLACES
October 25, 1998
Jane Huesemann has been promoted to senior associate in the Lawrence office of Gould Evans Associates. Huesemann has been with the firm five years. *
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October 25, 1998
No. 3-ranked Nebraska stopped Kansas, 15-4, 15-11, 11-15, 16-14, on Saturday at Devaney Center. The Jayhawks held a 14-10 lead in game four.
RUSH
October 25, 1998
Thousands of children snapped up “Bean Bag Baby” Jayhawks as part of a promotion at Saturday’s Kansas University-University of Colorado football game.
VOLUNTEERS LEND HELPING HANDS
October 25, 1998
Students and others make a difference by helping out those who can’t help themselves.
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October 25, 1998
When director of curriculum Nettie Collins-Hart first assessed the district’s need for a curriculum audit, she concentrated her efforts on the junior high level and asked the board to approve a $10,000 curriculum audit. Upon closer inspection, Collins-Hart and her staff determined that a districtwide curriculum would be more beneficial for students and staff throughout the district. She is asking the board to approve a full audit, which will cost the district almost $40,000.
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October 25, 1998
* Tom Ahlers of Des Moines, Iowa, was the referee in charge of the seven-man Big 12-assigned officiating crew. … * Kickoff temperature was 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The wind out of the south was 12 mph. …
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October 25, 1998
Steve Bratten may have played his last game as a Kansas University football player on Saturday night. If the 6-foot-1, 235-pound fifth-year senior from Arvada, Colo., did indeed bow out in the Jayhawks’ 33-17 win over Colorado, what a way to go.
DRUG INTERDICTION IS PART OF THE JOB FOR KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER AND HIS CANINE COMPANION.
October 25, 1998
With a thunk, Dave Heim’s highway patrol cruiser belly-flops into the grassy median of Interstate 70. “Hang on, Jake,” the trooper says to the golden retriever doing his best to balance in the converted back seat kennel.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE TOOLS FOR TOMORROW
October 25, 1998
Coast to Coast, Servistar and True Value retailers have combined their resources to offer educational scholarships for vocational-technical students. Vo-tech students are eligible for scholarships and gift certificates up to $3,000.
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October 25, 1998
The Lawrence School Board will begin its meeting with an executive session at 6 p.m. The regular business meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Up for approval is the districtwide curriculum audit that would incur a one-time expenditure of $32,700 plus an additional $7,500 for travel, food and lodging for up to five auditors.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS COMBINE FOR CONCERT
October 25, 1998
Both Lawrence high schools will come together to perfrom a “Pops” concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence High School Auditorium, 1901 La. The LHS and Free State orchestras will perform light classics and popular music. Admission is free.
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October 25, 1998
What was the inspiration for the name Indiana Jones? When George Lucas first came up with the concept for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1973, he named the character after his pet Alaskan malamute, named Indiana. The original idea for the adventuring archaeologist came from “an old poster of a movie hero jumping from a horse to a truck,” John Baxter writes in “Stephen Spielberg: The Unauthorized Biography.” “It reminded him of the serial cliff-hangers of the ‘30s and ‘40s.”
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October 25, 1998
Appropriate appropriation A $6 million federal appropriation will go to good use in organizing the collection of former Sen. Bob Dole.
YOUTH GROUP PLANS HALLOWEEN EVENT
October 25, 1998
Instead of wandering the neighborhood, children can have their Halloween fun all in one spot. The Youth United Way of Douglas County is holding its second annual Halloween Fun Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Children can play games, win prizes and trick-or-treat at the offices in the United Way building at 2518 Ridge Ct.
BUILDING FOR FUTURE
October 25, 1998
To the editor: I would ask the patrons of USD 497 to join me in voting “yes” on the proposed bond election. The cost per taxpayer is minimal, and the benefits are great. We have a very unique district in that we have large growth areas that require new schools to accommodate the increased enrollment and many old buildings that require periodic attention. Our capital outlay fund is not sufficient to cover these costs. The new warehousing space is long overdue and will create savings that will pay for the new elementary school over time. In 1995 we could have saved over $100,000 in paper costs alone if we had had a place to store large quantities when the price bottomed out.
CANDIDATE DENIES CHECK CHARGES
October 25, 1998
City and county officials this week proudly accepted a $300,000 symbolic check from Rep. Vince Snowbarger to help pay for demolishing an old downtown building. But what the Unified Government of Wyandotte County didn’t know was that the check was not good yet.
GARDEN LISTS FALL ACTIVITIES
October 25, 1998
Powell Gardens, 1609 NW U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo., has several fall events scheduled. They include: Parade of Mums Display: Today through Nov. 29. Fall foliage, cooler weather and thousands of chrysanthemums will be displayed throughout the Terrace Gardens and the indoor conservatory make up this parade. Tulips and other spring blooming bulbs will be available for purchase.
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October 25, 1998
Just reaching the Class 4A sub-state volleyball final was a matter of survival for Eudora High and Gardner-Edgerton on Saturday night. Eudora and Gardner both won intense three-game matches in the semifinals to reach the championship. The Trailblazers ended the Cards’ hopes of a state appearance with a 15-10, 16-14 victory.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
October 25, 1998
The city’s financial condition is solid, City Manager Mike Wildgen said Friday, and he’ll get a chance to explain it all to commissioners Tuesday night. As part of his “City Manager’s Report” to commissioners, Wildgen will review the city’s financial performance through the end of September.
STATE HEALTH CAMPAIGN AIMS FOR CLEANER HANDS
October 25, 1998
The Douglas County Health Department will be stepping up efforts to stress the importance of proper hand washing, with the help from a grant. The department’s “Did You Wash ‘Em?” campaign is made possible by a $6,838 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
SPIN ARTISTS
October 25, 1998
To the editor: This letter is in reference to the article “Criticism cuts campaign swing short,” in the 10-13 Journal-World.
COUNTY COMMISSION MOVES MEETING
October 25, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will hold their Monday meeting in a different location this week. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Room 9-A of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th. Commissioners will:
DISTRICT COURT DIVORCES GRANTED
October 25, 1998
Alicia Bren Ward, Lawrence, and Mark Ward, Waverly. Malcolm Lodwick, Lawrence, and Kellie Harmon, Lawrence.
CITY MAY MAKE LOUD CAR STEREOS MOVING VIOLATIONS
October 25, 1998
City commissioners will discuss turning down the volume on loud car stereos this week, possibly by fining offenders $50.
S 33-17 VICTORY OVER THE BUFFS.
October 25, 1998
Adam Bledsoe figured 1998 would be his year to start as Colorado’s quarterback and gain a reputation like his older brother Drew. Saturday, Bledsoe realized he isn’t like the NFL’s slinging star yet, because he’s still struggling as a college backup.
C.B. MCGRATH HAS APPLIED FOR A POSITION AS ASSISTANT SOPHOMORE BOYS BASKETBALL COACH AT LAWRENCE HIGH.
October 25, 1998
Former Kansas basketball player C.B. McGrath is living the life of a “normal” college student this semester, finishing 12 hours of classwork in human biology. Armed with an undergraduate degree this December, McGrath will move on to graduate school, but likely with an emphasis in education or sports administration, not medicine.
COUNTY COMMISSION MOVES MEETING
October 25, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will hold their Monday meeting in a different location this week. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Room 9-A of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th. Commissioners will:
MILDRED L. PEARSON
October 25, 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.
EXTENSION COUNCIL HOLDS ELECTIONS
October 25, 1998
The Douglas County Extension Council held its annual election on Wednesday and Thursday at the Douglas County Extension office. Members elected for the Agriculture Program Development Committee (PDC) were: District I, Shirley Phillips; District II, Glen Grosdidier; and District III, George Hunsinger. Members elected to the Family and Consumer Sciences PDC were: District I, Shelley Diehl; District II, Debbie Grosdidier; and District III, Jan Hornberger. Members elected to serve on the 4-H Youth PDC were: District I, Stanley Larson; District II, Jill Morgison; and District III, Sharon Dwyer. Members elected to the Economic Development PDC were: District I, David Salsbury; District II, Greg Schwartz; and District III, Bob Newton. Council members who were elected in 1997 and members elected this year will be participating in the Extension Council annual meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. At the annual meeting, the 24 council members will elect nine individuals from the council to serve as an executive board. The meeting is open to the public. For details and reservations, call the extension office at 843-7058.
SOUND OFF
October 25, 1998
Why is there always confetti all over the sidewalk between Seventh and Eighth streets on Massachusetts? Santa Fe Optical Inc. owner Carolyn Sayler said she thinks of the objects as angels, not confetti. Sayler said she places them in front of the store, 737 Mass., to provide a spiritual boost for passers-by.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
October 25, 1998
The financial report comes at the request of commissioners, who in the past asked for quarterly updates to keep them up to financial speed while mulling issues involving the city’s budget. The reports mean less cramming is necessary when the annual budget process cranks up each spring. The report covers a number of funds involving city revenues, including the general fund, recreation fund and library fund, all of which are at least partially financed with property taxes.
ACCIDENT CUTS ELECTRICITYCABLE
October 25, 1998
A live electrical wire falling on a cable television wire left all of Sunflower Cablevision’s 30,000 customers without some channels for two hours Saturday afternoon. Power also was lost for several hundred residents.
IN 1898
October 25, 1998
On Oct. 25, 1898, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “A prominent farmer of Douglas County, a man who owns one of the prettiest and best farms in the county, came to the Journal office the other day and objected to the hedge law. He said the farmers did not have time to keep their fences in shape, and besides if the hedges were cut down, the weeds would also have to be kept down, or the effect of the nice hedges would be lost, and between keeping the hedges trimmed and the weeds cut, the farmer would have no time for anything else … There is every reason why the hedge law should carry, and no reason whatever for allowing the great forests of useless and detestable barriers to grow up and conceal the whole surface of the county. As the Journal has said before, if every hedge in Douglas County were trimmed properly, and the weeds cut along the roads, the value of real estate would advance at least 10 percent all over the country.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
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October 25, 1998
With the Kansas State game scheduled next Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium, Kansas officials don’t have much time to acquire new goal posts. “In the past we haven’t had much difficulty getting new goal posts within a week,” said Darren Cook, director of facilities for the KU athletics department. “The hardest thing is getting them painted. That takes awhile.”
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October 25, 1998
Former Kansas University golfer Matt Gogel will have to attend PGA Tour qualifying school again this year. Gogel, a two-time Nike Tour event winner this year, tied for 42nd at the season-ending Nike Tour Championship, which concluded Sunday.
PILOT DIES IN ULTRALIGHT PLANE CRASH
October 25, 1998
A number of factors could have caused a plane crash in which a man died Saturday night near Vinland, authorities said.
BLEEDING KANSAS SETS SCENE FOR RE-ENACTORS
October 25, 1998
The Lecompton Re-enactors will perform “Prelude to Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 1001 Mass. The one-act play, written by J. Howard Duncan, presents history through an interpretation of the issues that divided the settlers of Kansas Territory and shortly thereafter led to the Civil War. It is fiction that draws heavily from fact.
MOVIE MOGULS
October 25, 1998
Kansas University students have flexed their collective muscle and local movie theater owners have responded. If you operate a movie theater in Lawrence, it’s apparently not a good idea to mess with the Kansas University student body.
TEAM STATISTICS CUKU FIRST DOWNS2022
October 25, 1998
Rushes-yards 41-152 42-258 Passing yards 221 115
S NICE TO SKIP THE NEWS
October 25, 1998
The time has come when, while reading a newspaper or watching television, you hope there’ll be no more about politics or about the Clinton-Starr-Jones-Lewinsky mess. You hope this, and then you realize that things will only get worse. The elections are a short time away, and those impeachment hearings lie ahead. Jay Nixon’s people come on and blast Kit Bond. Bond’s people blast Nixon. Vince Snowbarger commercials are anti-Dennis Moore, and Moore’s aren’t entirely clean. But I do know, from personal memories I won’t talk about, that Moore could be tough on criminals. (I admit that I look at the Kansas City channels more than the ones in Topeka, mainly because the Topeka folks don’t seem to accept anything east of Shawnee County as being Kansas.)
KU ALUMNI RETURNING TO LAWRENCE THIS WEEKEND ARE BEING GREETED, AS ALWAYS, BY A WEALTH OF CHANGES.
October 25, 1998
It’s one of the oldest cliches in the book: You can’t go home again. Actually, it is a book — published a half-century ago by Thomas Wolfe. Despite its now trite status, the phrase rings true for those who have returned this weekend to an ever-changing Kansas University campus and the rapidly expanding city around it. Every year, familiar and welcoming sights contrast with a dramatic array of changes.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
October 25, 1998
* Proclaim Saturday “Halloween Beggars Night.” Trick-or-treaters are asked to make their house calls between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. * Approve an ordinance, on final reading, to prohibit parking along the west side of Massachusetts Street between 13th and 15th streets; along both sides of 25th Street from Franklin Road to the eastern city limits; along both sides of Franklin between 23rd and 25th streets; and along the west side of Massachusetts between South Park and 13th streets.
ALAN H. KAMB
October 25, 1998
A memorial service for Alan H. Kamb, 63, Lawrence, is pending and will be announced later by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Kamb died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at his home. He donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.