Archive for Thursday, September 10, 1998

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WANETA M. DESKINS
September 10, 1998
Graveside services for Waneta M. Deskins, 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Deskins died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NATATORIUM CLOSED SATURDAY FOR CHALLENGE
September 10, 1998
This year’s Corporate Cup Challenge means no recreation swimming Saturday at the Carl Knox Natatorium. The pool will be closed to the public after 2 p.m. Saturday, to make way for activities involving Corporate Cup. The pool will be open, however, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for senior adult swim.
T COUNTING ON THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE TO HELP HIS JAYHAWKS GET PAST MISSOURI THIS SEASON.
September 10, 1998
Don’t expect Kansas University’s football team to blind-side Missouri this year. KU coach Terry Allen doesn’t.
FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL
September 10, 1998
As the independent counsel’s report was being delivered to Congress Wednesday, President Clinton was making an impassioned plea to the country to trust him again. Most Americans would like to believe their president. However, Bill Clinton has lied to the public, his closest friends and even his wife and daughter. It wasn’t until he was about to be exposed that he acknowledged he had “misled” the public about his relationship with a White House intern.
WEEKEND EVENT TO CATER TO SENIORS
September 10, 1998
Take grandma and grandpa to the prom for Grandparents Day. The first Sharing Generations — Sharing Resources Senior Fair and Senior Prom will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Activities will range from swing dancing to learning about Medicare.
BALDWIN HOPEFUL STILL ON SHORT END OF BALLOT RECOUNT
September 10, 1998
An tabulation error prompted a hand recount of ballots in the GOP primary election race for the state Board of Education between Baldwin’s Dan Neuenswander and Olathe’s John Bacon.
LOCAL FIRM PLOTS GROWTH
September 10, 1998
A Lawrence economic development official was excited audio equipment manufacturer Martin-Logan Inc. was staying in the city and expanding.
AN ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBIT FEATURES THE BEST OF KANSAS PHOTOGRAPHY.
September 10, 1998
For the fourth year in a row, the Lawrence Photo Alliance is giving area photographers the chance to show off their art in a gallery setting. The purpose of the Kansas/KC Camera 98 exhibit is to showcase Kansas photographers, according to Shakura Jackson, co-coordinator of the LPA show.
KOREA HOUSE OFFERS MORE THAN 25 ENTREES
September 10, 1998
Korean restaurants are often geographically associated with military bases.
RESTAURANT
September 10, 1998
Specialties: Combination seafood plate of shrimp, crabmeat and scallops, $9.80; Triple Delight, shrimp, chicken, beef and mixed vegetables in a Chinese sauce, $8.80; Chinese steak with fried rice and vegetables, $8.75; Mandarin Fried Rice, with chicken, beef shrimp, egg and green onion, $7.20; and family-style dinners consisting of a main course dish, soup, egg roll and fortune cookie, $9.20 per person. Hours: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
EVENTS POINT AND SHOOT
September 10, 1998
What: Kansas/KC Camera 98 exhibit. When: Saturday through Oct. 16.
DISTRICT COURT
September 10, 1998
Marriage licenses issued John Richard Coultis, 26, Baldwin, and Cheryl Leah Cope, 29, Manchester, England.
SOUTHWEST STOPS BLUE VALLEY, 14-10
September 10, 1998
Rob Scott’s one-yard touchdown run with five minutes remaining rallied Southwest’s ninth-grade football team to a 14-10 victory over Blue Valley on Wednesday at SWJHS. Trailing 10-0 after one quarter, Southwest (1-1) closed to 10-6 in the second when Bryan Allen hauled in a seven-yard TD pass from Scott. Following his fourth-quarter score, Scott added a two-point conversion run. The Bulldogs will play Monday at Shawnee Heights. Free State sophs lose
DISTRICT COURT
September 10, 1998
Marriage licenses issued Christopher M. Shorter, 25, Lawrence, and Hilda J. Brock, 34, Lawrence
CITY PARKS PROGRAM NETS $10,000 GRANT
September 10, 1998
A $10,000 donation will bolster the city’s Wee Folks Scholarship Fund, which helps local youths afford participation in parks and recreation programs and activities.
PREMIERE VIDEO TO OPEN SECOND STORE IN CITY
September 10, 1998
When it opens its second store this weekend at 2311 Wakarusa Dr., Premiere Video will be Lawrence’s only locally owned video store with two locations. Soon, it’ll find out how its personal service and expanded product line stacks up against the nation’s big video chains.
S FUTURE TOPIC OF CAMPAIGN BATTLE
September 10, 1998
The Democrat’s nominee for a U.S. House seat held by Vince Snowbarger campaigned in Lawrence.
S HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS GYMNASTICS HAS SURVIVED AT LAWRENCE HIGH AND FREE STATE HIGH.
September 10, 1998
“It was real close to being dropped,” said Kathy Johnson, a co-head coach at LHS and FSHS. “Some people stepped forward in search of a coach to keep it going.” Suzie Savage is the other co-head coach.
KU SALARY RESPONSE
September 10, 1998
To the editor: I am writing in response to the Aug. 18 article, “Regents seek strategy for boosting salaries,” in which it was stated: “in the past decade, while university faculty salaries went up 48.6 percent, classified employee salaries increased 51 percent, and the average per capita income shot up 61 percent.” I have been tracking classified employee salaries for some time and my total, after adding cost-of-living adjustments and step increases for the fiscal years 1990 through 1999, comes to 39.5 percent. In addition, employees with satisfactory evaluations who have been with the state for ten or more years have gotten an annual longevity bonus amounting to $40 for each year of employment. I have no way of knowing how this amount affects the total, but if it comes to over a percentage point per year, it affects more employees than I thought.
VOLUNTEER ARMY PREPARES FOR DAY OF CARING
September 10, 1998
The fifth annual “Day of Caring,” a volunteer effort that kicks off the annual United Way fund drive, will be held Sunday in Lawrence.
HASKELL MAY PLAY WITH CHRIS MUSKRAT
September 10, 1998
Ailing halfback Chris Muskrat is listed as probable for Haskell’s season football opener tonight against MidAmerica Nazarene JV. “He’s just getting over the flu, so I don’t know what he’ll be able to do,” Haskell coach Gary Tanner said.
COURSE SELECTION
September 10, 1998
To the editor: I can only imagine who wrote the Sept. 6 editorial “Athletics or Academics?” So, an athlete took music, golf and AIDS awareness classes in summer school. Who are you to suggest that such courses are not “meaningful”. How arrogant!!
COUNTY APPROVES CHANGES TO PROJECTS
September 10, 1998
It was one figure Douglas County commissioners were happy to calculate: The new jail is $300,000 under budget. Commissioner Dean Nieder shared the good news with his fellow commissioners Wednesday evening after they approved spending $39,934 for steel beds and mattress pads for the jail.
SOUND OFF
September 10, 1998
I live on a street corner and the front of my house faces one street and my driveway faces the other, but my street address is based on my front door. The neighbor down the street has the same setup but his street address is based on his driveway side. How is your street address decided when you live on a corner. David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, provided the following answer:
S SURGERYSUCCESS
September 10, 1998
Kansas senior forward T.J. Pugh had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. It’s expected Pugh, a 6-foot-8 native of Omaha, Neb., will miss four to six weeks of pickup basketball. With proper rehabilitation, he’s expected to participate when KU practice begins in mid-October.
KU ALUMNUS LOOKING FOR HOLLYWOOD BREAK
September 10, 1998
A Lawrence actor will bid farewell to Kansas after his performance with Missouri Repertory Theatre.
PROFESSOR DECRIES SELLING OF KU
September 10, 1998
A KU professor on Wednesday took the university to task for selling out to corporate interests such as Coca-Cola.
SQUIRREL KNOCKS OUT POWER BRIEFLY
September 10, 1998
A squirrel that ventured into electrical equipment near Peterson and Kasold caused a 45-minute power failure for several hundred customers on the northwest part of town Wednesday afternoon. Robin Lampe, KPL spokeswoman, said the outage occurred about 3:15 p.m. and caused a power failure to about 850 customers in an area bordered by Peterson Road, Sixth Street, Monterey Way and Crestline Drive.
LET IT BEAD
September 10, 1998
What: “Liza Lou: Back Yard and Kitchen,” a life-size mixed-media installation using mostly glass beads. When: Through Oct. 18.
LHS REUNION SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
September 10, 1998
The Lawrence High School class of 1963 reunion will be held Friday and Saturday. On Friday, graduates will attend the LHS-Manhattan High football game. They will gather about 5 p.m. at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second. Other LHS graduates are welcome to attend.
KU LEADERS SING PRAISES OF HIGH-TECH ADVANCES
September 10, 1998
Technology and premier learning communities were the buzz words Wednesday as KU officials welcomed faculty back to campus.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM SLATES WORKSHOPS
September 10, 1998
The Kansas University Natural History Museum is offering two workshops this weekend. “A Fluttering Frolic,” for children ages 4 to 6, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. “Riverside Ramble,” for people ages 7 to adult, is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
KU TENNIS PLAYER MARIA ABATJOGLOU IS ONE OF 10 FINALISTS FOR THE NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
September 10, 1998
You could have knocked Maria Abatjoglou over with a soft lob when she heard the news. “I’m overwhelmed. I’m extremely excited and definitely honored,” the Kansas senior tennis player said Wednesday.
EAT TAKES WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE WITH FREE STAGED READING
September 10, 1998
A staged reading documents the writer’s legal problems and eventual imprisonment.
S VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES STRONG WITH HUNTSINGER
September 10, 1998
Enough with practice, Lawrence High’s new varsity volleyball coach Jo Huntsinger is ready for the season to begin. quadrangular at Olathe South.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL RANKED HIGH
September 10, 1998
Free State High’s volleyball team could be the first Firebird squad to have to deal with high expectations this season. The team will get its first taste of those expectations during tonight’s season-opening quadrangular against Shawnee Mission South and SM East at SM Miege.
HOW CAN I WRITE TO FORMER U.S. SENATOR SAM NUNN FROM GEORGIA?
September 10, 1998
Senator Nunn’s mailing address is King & Spalding, 191 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.
S A FUTURE JAYHAWK.
September 10, 1998
Andrew Gooden is a future Kansas University basketball player. “Yes, it’s Kansas,” Gooden, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior forward from El Cerrito (Calif.) High, said on Wednesday, indicating he will sign a national letter-of-intent with KU in November.
LAG HELPS FLEDGLING ARTISTS START CAREERS
September 10, 1998
A new show at Riverfront Gallery requires artists to mix traditional subject matter with something avant-garde.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 10, 1998
Births Mike and Sonya Shinkle, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
S GROWING PAINS
September 10, 1998
The Johnson County Commission will decide on Oct. 1 whether to grant DeSoto’s request to annex more than 4,000 acres of land.
BROADER SOLUTION
September 10, 1998
To the editor: While I agree wholeheartedly with Ralph Reed’s observation that there are too many cyclists who do not follow the rules of the road — and am not totally averse to his idea of holding such riders accountable by ticketing them — I would like to call attention to the fact that such rule-breaking behavior is unfortunately true of drivers as well.
CORN HARVEST OFF TO STUTTER START
September 10, 1998
Douglas County corn farmers may be looking at another record crop in their fields. Unfortunately, the recent cool spell has kept some from being able to harvest it.
AND RUNNING
September 10, 1998
In addition to his current box-office offering, Jean-Claude Van Damme has two more films waiting in the wings.
A PASSION FOR PAINTING
September 10, 1998
What: A retrospective exhibition of works, from the 1940s to the 1990s, by Lawrence artist Robert Sudlow. When: Friday through Oct. 1.
S SEASON-OPENER. BY ANDREW HARTSOCK
September 10, 1998
Missouri is all about offense, right? Wrong.
SHOWCASING LOCAL ARTISTS
September 10, 1998
What: “New Views,” an art exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works by local artists. When: Through Nov. 1.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT CONDITION REPORTS
September 10, 1998
* Dustin Barnes, 22, Lawrence, was in serious condition Wednesday night at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after suffering injuries while riding a bicycle and being struck by a car on Aug. 23.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
September 10, 1998
Leagues to Start Saturday: Lawrence Young American Bowling Alliance youth leagues will start Saturday at Royal Crest Lanes. A meeting for bowlers ages 12-21 is set for 8:30 a.m. with the younger age groups to meet at 9:15 a.m. New bowlers can sign up at these meetings. *
JEWELRY MAKER LEARNS CRAFT AS YOUNGSTER
September 10, 1998
Lawrence resident Don Nieto is among the American Indian artists exhibiting artworks at this year’s Haskell Indian Art Market.
EVENTS NATIVE CRAFTS
September 10, 1998
What: Haskell Indian Art Market. When: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
EUDORA WOMAN WEAVES REEDS INTO POPULAR BASKETS
September 10, 1998
Robbie Wisdom not only enjoys making and selling her rattan baskets, but she also likes to teach her techniques to others.
IN 1898
September 10, 1998
On Sept. 10, 1898, the Lawrence World observed: “The best woman story we have ever heard is charged on old Jim Lane. He was addressing a big open air meeting in Topeka, and said: `They charge me with these women stories. If there is a woman in this audience between whom and myself there have been undue familiarities I wish she would rise in her place and confront these despicable accusers.”’ — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
FROM BASKETS TO BURRITOS
September 10, 1998
What: Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, featuring 80 crafts and food booths. When: From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
RAP
September 10, 1998
The manager of the band is not a shrinking violet — in fact, he’s part of the show.
EVENT MIXES BUSINESS WITH LEARNING
September 10, 1998
Educators mingle with members of the business community at the annual fall mixer.
SOUND OFF
September 10, 1998
Why did a winning volleyball team for KU receive 7 column inches of space on page 7C last Sunday when the football team got front page coverage of 60 inches with a picture, 24 inches on page 3C and another 20 inches on page 3C; and all the back page (C section) without any ads? And 14 column inches were devoted to bear harvest in Minnesota on page 10C. J-W sports editor Chuck Woodling supplied this answer: If the volleyball tournament had been in Lawrence, we would have staffed it and had stories and pictures. As it was the meet was in Kalamazoo, Mich. We published everything provided to us by the KU sports information office.
SUDLOW LOOKS BACK ON 50 YEARS OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING
September 10, 1998
The Lawrence painter is mesmerized by the beauty and transiency of nature.
CMJ TAPS PRIAPUS ACTS FOR N.Y. FESTIVAL
September 10, 1998
Lawrence band Sunbarrow will be heading to New York to perform at the concert. Lawrence label Priapus Records has confirmed performances by two of their acts — Lawrence’s Sunbarrow and New York’s Hopewell — at this year’s upcoming CMJ Festival in New York.