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BOND ISSUE JUSTIFIED
October 30, 1998
A proposed bond issue to build a new elementary school and expand and improve other district buildings is a good investment in the community’s young people. It’s hard to see how anyone interested in Lawrence and its young people could be against the school bond question that will be on Tuesday’s ballot.
DARIO FO KEEPS PLAY INTRIGUING
October 30, 1998
Dario Fo’s “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” is a challenging play to perform and to watch. interesting enough — both visually and theatricality — that one wants to hang around to see how it ends.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
October 30, 1998
* Eight tires on seven cars parked near the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 1602 W. 15th, were slashed between 12:20 a.m. and 12:25 a.m. Thursday, causing $925 in damage. Witnesses at the Jayhawker Tower Apartments across the street said they saw three white males in the area at the time, but they didn’t see anyone actually vandalize the vehicles. Sgt. George Wheeler said witnesses believed the men were intoxicated, and say they were seen “running from the scene with some difficulty.” Burglaries and thefts reported
TEXAS TECH
October 30, 1998
Coach James Dickey: “We return 70 percent of our rebounding, but that doesn’t mean much because we weren’t very good.” Dickey on recruiting five juco transfers: “Our roster looks like we loaded up on juco transfers, but two are sophomores and will have three years with us.”
FORMER U.S. SENATOR ADVISES ASPIRING JOURNALISTS AT KU
October 30, 1998
During a visit Thursday to KU, Nancy Kassebaum Baker enlightened journalism students on press-politics relations.
ROLLING STONE EXHIBIT TO MAKE STOP AT KU
October 30, 1998
An exhibition of Rolling Stone covers will be on display Monday through Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom on the Kansas University campus. The exhibit, which contains memorabilia and rock artifacts chronicling 30 years of rock `n’ roll coverage, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
RECORD-SETTING SPACE FLIGHT BACKDROP FOR HISTORY LESSON
October 30, 1998
Several classes at South Junior High — and at other schools — watched John Glenn return to space Thursday.
S ECONOMIC AGENCY UNDER FIRE
October 30, 1998
The Johnson County District Attorney’s office is taking a look at the bookkeeping of the DeSoto Economic Development Corp.
CAT FANS IN HIS HOMETOWN OF SALINA.
October 30, 1998
Chad Coellner didn’t feel quite like General Custer at the 1995 Shrine Bowl. Still, he felt surrounded. Coellner, a running back out of Salina South, was the only in-state football player who had signed a scholarship agreement with Kansas University in ‘95.
TONGIE WON THE SECOND HALF, 14-8, BUT EUDORA CAME AWAY WITH A 22-14 VICTORY OVER THE CHIEFTAINS.
October 30, 1998
Too little, too late. Winless Tonganoxie (0-9) outscored Eudora 14-8 in the second half, but a troublesome first half made that last-ditch effort fall short as the Cardinals outlasted Tongie, 22-14, in high school district football on Thursday night.
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October 30, 1998
Here’s a chance to add a juicy tidbit to your bag of music and movie trivia. What musician who claims Lawrence as his hometown has his original song featured in the movie “Clay Pigeons”? Give up? It’s Chuck Mead.
JUDGE ASKED TO RESCIND GUILTY PLEA
October 30, 1998
A man convicted of killing his former wife in Lecompton might be sentenced today, but his lawyer is asking to withdraw from the case.
CONTINUED CARE
October 30, 1998
A 1997 animal cruelty case continues to have consequences on the Lawrence Humane Society.
LOIS ETHEL BLY
October 30, 1998
Services for Lois Ethel Bly, 83, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Bly died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at Presbyterian Manor.
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October 30, 1998
* Lawrence High won last year’s inaugural contest against Free State, 34-15, behind 156 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Adrian Garcia. … * LHS is 51-1 in district contests since 1981 with that one setback coming to Topeka last year. …
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October 30, 1998
Dan was the man against Santa Fe Trail Thursday night. Topeka Hayden running back Dan Davis, a 6-foot-3, 226-pound Missouri recruit, ran for 176 yards and five touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 61-14 rout of SFT in a Class 4A football district championship.
LAWRENCE CHIROPRACTOR TO RETIRE FROM PRACTICE
October 30, 1998
A longtime Lawrence chiropractor is retiring from active practice. Mark E. Johnson, who practices at the Accident and Family Chiropractic Center, has 19 years of experience as a chiropractor.
LAWRENCE CHIROPRACTOR TO RETIRE FROM PRACTICE
October 30, 1998
A longtime Lawrence chiropractor is retiring from active practice. Mark E. Johnson, who practices at the Accident and Family Chiropractic Center, has 19 years of experience as a chiropractor.
ON THE FIRST TRY
October 30, 1998
To the editor: “Bond issue lesson: Try again” (Oct. 26, 1998)? First, the timing of that front page headline is unfortunate verging on the prejudicial — let the voters speak first on Nov. 3 before engaging in “what if” analyses.
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October 30, 1998
Lawrence High junior Amanda Rose qualified for the Class 6A state gymnastics meet with a third-place showing in uneven bars at Wednesday night’s regionals at Olathe South. Rose, who missed qualifying for state in the all-around competition by less than three-tenths of a point, recovered from a nasty fall in warmups to score an 8.325 on bars.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1998
Are the allegations of Alan Hormell’s letter in today’s J-W (Oct. 29) regarding tips for waitresses and waiters true? Can you please run an article or find out? Tips for waiters and waitresses are treated two different ways, according to federal labor and tax laws, said Lee Culpepper, vice president of federal relations with National Restaurant Assn. in Washington, D.C.
PROTECTION ONE ANNOUNCES MOVE TO NYSE
October 30, 1998
Big Board, here we come. Protection One, the monitored security division of Topeka-based Western Resources inc., said Thursday it had been accepted for listing its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
KU, KSU OFFICERS BEEF UP SECURITY FOR STATE RIVALRY
October 30, 1998
A sea of Purple Pride will mix with Crimson and Blue hues for Saturday’s KU-KSU football game. In addition, a not-so-thin blue line of police will be patrolling to make sure nothing gets out of hand.
MASKED PROWLER REMAINS MYSTERY ON KU CAMPUS
October 30, 1998
A sighting of a costumed prowler outside Kansas University sorority houses this week has fueled rumors of murder and mayhem, but it’s possible the man was involved in a fraternity prank. A man wearing a mask popularized by the “Scream” movies was reported on Monday outside the Chi Omega house, 1345 West Campus Rd., and Gamma Phi Beta house, 1339 West Campus Rd., according to campus police.
EX-JAYHAWK BLEVINS WAIVED BY 49ERS AGAIN
October 30, 1998
Tony Blevins’ on-again, off-again status with the San Francisco 49ers is off again. Blevins, a first-year free agent safety from Kansas, was waived by the Niners on Wednesday to make room for offensive lineman Kirk Scrafford.
ELECTION
October 30, 1998
Volunteers prepare packets to be taken to polling places for the Kids Voting program.
FILMMAKER SKEWERS PHELPSGOP
October 30, 1998
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore made a stop in Lawrence to encourage Democrats to get out and vote.
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October 30, 1998
With playoff hopes and dreams scattered like the leaves falling from the trees in late October, McLouth and Oskaloosa high schools still had something to play for on Thursday. Pride.
INJURIES TO NEWCOMER ASHANTE JOHNSON AND SENIOR T.J. PUGH HAVE LEFT THE JAYHAWKS SCRAMBLING FOR BODIES TO OPEN THE SEASON.
October 30, 1998
Injuries continue to hound Kansas University’s men’s basketball team this preseason. Newcomer Ashante Johnson will undergo surgery today to repair a fracture of his right patella, KU coach Roy Williams announced at Thursday’s Big 12 Media Day.
SOUND OFF
October 30, 1998
Recently, David Wright was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, he had a stolen .44 Magnum tucked in his front waist band, he was driving while intoxicated, he had possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and he was carrying a concealed weapon, but no charges were filed. Why is that? Douglas County District Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said the case was referred back to police because all the reports hadn’t been received yet. Wright, 23, Lawrence, was charged Wednesday in another case with two counts of aiding a felon, one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, one count each of felony and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of Kansas drug tax stamp laws. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 4.
S DISTRICT SHOWDOWN AT HASKELL STADIUM.
October 30, 1998
Two years ago — back when Lawrence still had one high school — Riley Scott was first-string quarterback and Matt Heider was his backup on Lawrence High’s sophomore football team. “There were a little bit of bragging rights our sophomore year,” said Scott, now the starting quarterback for the LHS varsity squad. “But compare his stats to my stats this year, and he’s definitely got me beat.”
S CAPITOL FEDERAL PASSES $5 BILLION MILESTONE
October 30, 1998
Topeka-based Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Assn. reported at its recent annual meeting that it passed a new milestone in its 105th year: $5 billion in assets. “Capitol Federal enjoyed another successful year in fiscal 1998 in all performance measures,” said John C. Dicus, chairman and chief executive officer. But, he added, 1998 will probably be remembered as the year Cap Fed announced plans to reorganize and sell shares to the public.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 30, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Four chrome wheels and tires valued on a police report at $2,050 were reported stolen between 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Harper.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, LECOMPTON WIN FUNDS FOR SEWERS
October 30, 1998
Two area governments are the recipients of state grants for sewer projects. The city of Lecompton will receive $353,700 and Franklin County will get $270,000, Gov. Bill Graves’ office announced Thursday.
ADVANCE VOTING TO END MONDAY
October 30, 1998
The deadline for advance voting is noon Monday, and Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes hopes more people will take advantage of the opportunity. As of Thursday afternoon, about 500 people had voted in advance at the courthouse, and about 900 people had returned ballots from home, Jaimes said.
CHURCHES SET ASIDE SUNDAY TO HONOR ICAN
October 30, 1998
Interfaith Caring Neighbors volunteers have been helping Lawrence residents for almost three years.
IN 1898
October 30, 1998
On Oct. 30, 1898, the Lawrence Journal observed: “It is claimed that Harvey county is entirely out of debt, and has $45,000 on hand. But that doesn’t signify anything in particular save and except that they have a very superior brand of liars down there.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
DICKIE L. JOHNSON
October 30, 1998
Services for Dickie L. Johnson, 58, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DISMISSALS
October 30, 1998
Heather Mitchell and baby boy, Lawrence. Shawndra Rogers and baby boy, Lawrence.
GASLIGHT OWNER SAYS SALE RUMORS NOT TRUE
October 30, 1998
Its tenants and employees are talking about it. So are city officials and concerned residents. But the owner of Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park says rumors that he has sold the property at 1900 W. 31st St. are just that — rumors.
S 1ST LIFTOFF
October 30, 1998
Gene Burnett was flying a Beech Bonanza back to Lawrence from a vacation in Florida on Feb. 20, 1962, when he and his wife and another couple encountered something they would never forget: John Glenn’s blast off at Cape Canaveral. “Barbara and I left Fort Pierce, Fla., and … 45 minutes into our flight the air traffic controller told us to stay on the designated airway because of a blast off at Cape Canaveral,” Burnett recalled Thursday in a note to the Journal-World. “We were approximately 10 miles at 4,000 feet altitude and witnessed John Glenn’s blast off.”
WORKERS ENJOY JUMP IN WAGES BUT IT MAY PROVE DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN SUCH GROWTH IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC TROUBLES.
October 30, 1998
American workers over the past year enjoyed the largest wage and benefit gains power. In a report showing a shortage of workers is continuing to put upward pressure on labor costs, the Labor Department said Thursday that compensation for civilian workers — in and out of government — rose 3.7 percent over the fiscal year that ended in September.