Archive for Friday, September 18, 1998

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CAMPUS THIS WEEKEND FOR AN OFFICIAL VISIT. HE WILL ATTEND EITHER KU OR DUKE NEXT YEAR.
September 18, 1998
Iowa native Nick Collison was a hot recruit of Iowa State until Tim Floyd accepted a job with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in late July. At that point, Collison, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound senior basketball forward from Iowa Falls High, knocked the Cyclones from his list of prospective colleges.
TEAM STATISTICS
September 18, 1998
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HISTORYWOES
September 18, 1998
Three panelists discussed Mexican and Chinese immigrants in Lawrence at a Lawrence Alliance forum Thursday night. Only 12 people attended the forum, “Mexican and Chinese Immigration and Life in Lawrence.”
MORTGAGE RATES HIT NEW LOW
September 18, 1998
Mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level since Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, started keeping records in 1971. The average interest rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped to 6.66 percent from 6.77 percent, Freddie Mac said Thursday.
NORRIS WAITS FOR HIS CHANCE
September 18, 1998
Sometime when it looks like the Jayhawks must pass or perhaps even when they’re in a short-yardage situation, you will see it. It will happen.
MARYANNA DAVIS
September 18, 1998
No services are planned for Maryanna “Annie” Davis, 65, North Vernon. Mrs. Davis died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at Community Care Center, North Vernon.
EX-LION NAMED AT COLORADO COLLEGE
September 18, 1998
Mike McCubbin, a former Lawrence High basketball player, has been named head men’s basketball coach at Colorado College, an NCAA Div. III school. McCubbin, 32, had been an assistant coach at Rochester University. He has also been an aide at Siena and at Massachusetts-Lowell.
SCHOOLS GEAR UP FOR KIDS VOTING
September 18, 1998
Kids Voting was founded in 1988 to teach children the importance of voting and to increase adult voter turnout.
HIGH SCHOOLS ON TRACK MEETING REQUIREMENTS ON ADMISSIONS POLICY MATT GOWEN
September 18, 1998
Qualified admissions might not be such a bear to work with after all. Kim Wilcox, interim director of academic affairs for the Kansas Board of Regents, told board members Thursday that initial concerns about high schools realigning curriculum to fit with the standards coming in fall 2001 were largely unwarranted.
SHORT IN TELEVISION DAMAGES LOCAL DUPLEX
September 18, 1998
An electrical short in a television put two people out of their homes Thursday night. The short started a fire in the north half of a duplex at 515 Ind., damaging that apartment, Fire Battalion Chief Jerry Karr said.
U.S. SENATE NOMINEE TOUTS VOTING RECORD
September 18, 1998
A Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate pits his 26-year voting record in the Kansas Senate — even tax hikes — against the 2gests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Pickett Funeral Home, 209 S. State St., P.O. Box 886, North Vernon, Ind. 47265. as elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 to fill the remainder of Bob Dole’s unexpired term. He is running against Feleciano for election to a full six-year term. “Sam’s approach to government is rather simplistic,” Feleciano said. Instead of working to improve existing government operations, he said, Brownback supported elimination of the federal departments of energy, education and commerce. “My philosophy is … government is there for a purpose,” Feleciano said. “The purpose is to serve each and every one of you.” If a government agency or program is flawed, he said, the approach should be to correct problems rather than scrap the whole operation. Feleciano has been criticized by Brownback for voting to increase taxes in Kansas, suggesting the state legislator would endorse federal tax hikes if sent to Washington. Feleciano defended his record on taxes, including legislation that financed a multibillion-dollar program to improve Kansas highways. “I’m proud of that vote,” Feleciano said. Feleciano raised the topic of President Clinton’s scandal involving Monica Lewinsky. He views the situation as a “major crisis,” but believes reporters went overboard by focusing on sordid details. “I’m saddened to say … what drives news in our country today is sex and violence,” he said. He said the real news was that Brownback’s Republican colleagues in Washington were attempting to pay for federal tax cuts by skimming surpluses in the Social Security trust fund. Doing anything that jeopardized benefits pledged to Americans would be improper, Feleciano said. “A promise made is a promise kept,” he said. Feleciano’s appearance was sponsored by Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Sallie Mae. The remaining schedule: Dennis Moore, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House district that includes Lawrence, noon Oct. 16; Brownback, 2 p.m. Oct. 19; U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, the Kansas Republican running against Moore, noon Oct. 22. There is a fee to attend the luncheon. — Tim Carpenter’s phone message number is 832-7155. His e-mail address is tcarpenter@ljworld.com.
SOUND OFF
September 18, 1998
Regarding bicycle/car accidents: Should we do more to educate bicyclists? Each day we see at least two bicyclists zooming down the street without stopping at stop signs. We need to educate the bicyclists as well as the drivers. We certainly can do more as a community to educate bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians to the dangers of traffic within the city, said Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman.
JEWS BEGIN HOLIEST TIME OF YEAR
September 18, 1998
The holiest days of the year for the Jewish community are approaching with Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
CHURCHES TEAM UP FOR PROGRAM ON ACCOMMODATING DISABILITIES
September 18, 1998
Two churches in Lawrence and Baldwin will co-host a workshop next month on including people with disabilities in church services and activities. The workshop, “Building Bridges,” will help participants identify barriers that exclude people with disabilities from taking part in their churches and will offer tips on solutions.
PLOTTINGCOUP?
September 18, 1998
To the editor: Just a thought. What would have happened if there was still a real journalist with character and guts like Edward R. Murrow? Perhaps he would have had the courage to equate Starr’s investigation to those McCarthy hearings for the witch hunt they have been, even using the same gestapo tactics. But even then I don’t remember mothers crying.
IN 1898
September 18, 1998
On Sept. 18, 1898, the Lawrence World told of the arrival home of a veteran of the Spanish-American War: “B.A. Tynerson, a Lawrence boy, returned to the city this morning after having been in the Rough Riders until their discharge from the service. He enlisted in the Ind. Ter. and was stationed in Florida.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
FEMALE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR PROJECT
September 18, 1998
100 Good Women, a non-political and not-for-profit grass-roots service organization, will be building a Habitat for Humanity for House next spring and is looking for volunteers. The organization is focusing on a house built by women and is seeking women to take a leading role in what has traditionally been considered men’s work. Skilled women workers, such as licensed electricians or plumbers, are especially needed.
CHRIS WILIAMS, LAWRENCE HIGH CROSS COUNTRY
September 18, 1998
Junior Chris Williams, the defending Class 6A state boys cross country champion, hasn’t skipped a beat. He won the season-opening Maple Leaf Inivitational in Baldwin with a 16:43.4 time, 23 seconds better than the runner-up.
Free State football defense improving
September 18, 1998
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher is convinced his team’s defense is making great strides, despite what the numbers may indicate. The Firebirds have allowed a league-high 96 points during their first three games, including Friday’s 38-35 victory over Shawnee Heights.
SOUND OFF
September 18, 1998
I’ve heard from a couple of sheriff’s deputies that the current radio system in use - and particularly the dispatch equipment - is not working and it is ancient. If that is true, why would Chief Ron Olin want to spend up to a million and a half dollars to equip his officers with the same type of equipment? Lawrence Police Chief Olin requested to use $62,575 in grant money to replace outmoded radio equipment for the police department, said Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman. The current countywide radio system is indeed old and needs to be updated with new state of the art equipment. This request is only part of a systemwide upgrade for all of the emergency services agencies in Douglas County. This police/fire/EMS upgrade will be paid for out of the Douglas County telephone tax approved by the Douglas County Commission for this purpose.
ON LIQUOR PATROL
September 18, 1998
By putting “Cops in Shops,” the Lawrence Police Department aims to curtail underage drinking.
WEEKEND
September 18, 1998
Members of the Midland Railway Historical Assn., which began operating an excursion train in Baldwin, works to preserve Kansas railroad heritage.
REGENTS OK TRANSFER OF KU HOSPITAL CONTROL
September 18, 1998
The Kansas Board of Regents this week formally approved the transfer of control of the Kansas University Hospital from the state to a newly created, 14-member public authority. The 1998 Legislature approved the creation of the authority, which is charged with operating the hospital in a more efficient manner than was possible under state control. The transfer of facilities, assets, employees and obligations of the hospital must be complete by Dec. 31, but state officials expect it to happen by Oct. 1.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 18, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1993 Lincoln Continental valued at $11,000 was reported stolen from a house in the 1300 block of New Hampshire between 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6 a.m. Tuesday. Lawrence police said the vehicle was recovered.
SHORT IN TELEVISION DAMAGES LOCAL DUPLEX
September 18, 1998
An electrical short in a television put two people out of their homes Thursday night. The short started a fire in the north half of a duplex at 515 Ind., damaging that apartment, Fire Battalion Chief Jerry Karr said.
FREE STATE RALLIES TO FIRST SOCCER WIN
September 18, 1998
Free State High rallied to defeat Olathe South, 3-2, in a boys soccer match here Thursday. It was the Firebirds’ first win after seven losses. Todd Rahan scored twice and Jesse Ens scored once for Free State, and James Moore had an assist for the Firebirds. Ens scored the winning goal with 3:45 remaining.
KDOT LISTENS TO U.S. 59 CONCERNS
September 18, 1998
The Kansas Department of Transportation will consider additional options for U.S. Highway 59. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition asking the state to improve the existing route.
EILEEN BAXTER
September 18, 1998
Services for Eileen Baxter, 86, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Waverly United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Waverly Cemetery. Mrs. Baxter died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 18, 1998
Dismissals Deborah Dawn Rask and baby boy, Lawrence.
LOCAL COUNTY, CITY OFFICIALS NOT READY FOR CONSOLIDATION
September 18, 1998
Douglas County and Lawrence officials believe interlocal agreements and day-to-day cooperation is an alternative to complete consolidation of government.
S POTENTIAL TYING POSSESSION IN THE WANING SECONDS TO SECURE A 21-14 VICTORY OVER THE LIONS.
September 18, 1998
Lawrence High’s football team needed one of those turn-back-the-clock nights for Thursday night’s contest against Shawnee Mission West at SM South District Stadium. Driving for the potential tying touchdown, Lawrence High’s final drive was halted at SM West’s 42-yard line when LHS quarterback Riley Scott’s desperation pass was knocked down by a Viking defender as time expired, allowing West to escape with a 21-14 Sunflower League victory.
WOMEN DOORMATS
September 18, 1998
To the editor: Let me see if I correctly understand modern feminist theory as it applies to the president:
September 18, 1998
The Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City will hold auditions for Conrad Susa’s “The Wise Women” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9400 Nall. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a classical selection and bring a current resume/biography. An accompanist will be provided.
T MAKE WSU CUT
September 18, 1998
The law dean at Kansas University said Thursday that he wasn’t surprised to not be in contention for president at Wichita State University. Michael Hoeflich, who has already announced his resignation as dean effective in 1998, said he had previously lost interest in leading the Wichita university coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents.
NEW NATURE CENTER TAKING SHAPE
September 18, 1998
Construction of Prairie Park Nature Center is approaching its halfway point.
PUBLIC INTERESTED IN SOLVING Y2K
September 18, 1998
As the new millennium draws nearer, consumers are becoming more concerned about utilities’ readiness — if requests for information from Western Resources Inc. are any indicator. “The primary people asking for information have been financial institutions and other large users,” said Robin Lampe, spokeswoman. “It had been just a handful of residential customers, but that’s picking up.”
WHY ASK FOR TROUBLE?
September 18, 1998
Kansas University followers, such as band members, have had trouble on the road before, so it’s wise to halt future ventures until changes are instituted. Kansas University officials in charge of such things have decided against allowing a full marching band to return to Columbia the next time KU and Missouri meet in football. Such a decision is understandable and acceptable in view of the way Jayhawk band members were derided and accosted the past weekend.
NO MORAL AUTHORITY
September 18, 1998
To the editor: Enough! This is the most common response both nationally and internationally to the Monica “thing. It’s not about sex and it’s not about Democrats or Republicans. It is about trust, credibility and the ability to act responsibly in the national and international arena.
SM West halted LHS’s potential tying possession to secure a 21-14 victory
September 18, 1998
Lawrence High’s football team needed one of those turn-back-the-clock nights for Thursday night’s contest against Shawnee Mission West at SM South District Stadium. Driving for the potential tying touchdown, Lawrence High’s final drive was halted at SM West’s 42-yard line when LHS quarterback Riley Scott’s desperation pass was knocked down.