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PATROL PROBLEMS
September 25, 1998
Correcting staff deficiencies and raising morale in the Kansas Highway Patrol should be given top priority. The Kansas Highway Patrol is a vital and respected element in the state’s transportation system and state officials should act quickly to resolve problems revealed in a Legislative Post-Audit Committee report this week.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 25, 1998
Dismissals Linda K. Sloan and baby girl, Lawrence.
PLANNERS PONDER YOUTH ISSUES
September 25, 1998
Planning teams are seeking ways to prevent juveniles across Kansas from getting into trouble and running afoul with the law.
HOME TOUR OPENS THIS WEEKEND
September 25, 1998
The Lawrence Home Builders Assn. Fall Showcase of Homes opens at noon Saturday. The tour, which includes 20 stops, will run noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. Guides were mailed to Lawrence addresses and will be available at the homes on the tour. Check today’s Home Weekend inside the Journal-World for a map of sites.
WHAT IS THE CARILLON SCHEDULE?
September 25, 1998
A brochure in the Campanile on the Kansas University campus states that carillon recitals are scheduled while the university is in session at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, until Oct. 21. Wednesday recitals start back up in the spring. Carillon students also have scheduled practice times during the week.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 25, 1998
Dismissals Linda K. Sloan and baby girl, Lawrence.
LAWRENCE HIGH BEAT TWO-TIME DEFENDING STATE CHAMPION BV NORTHWEST ON THURSDAY AT LHS. THE LIONS ALSO TOPPED SM SOUTH AND LOST TO OP AQUINAS.
September 25, 1998
Lawrence High’s volleyball team sandwiched a loss between two victories in its home-opening quadrangular on Thursday in the Lions’ gym. The Lions’ meal deal featured a 15-8, 15-11 victory over Blue Valley Northwest, ranked No. 4 in Class 6A and two-time defending state champion.
NEWS WEIRD ENOUGH
September 25, 1998
To the editor: The Sept. 23 Journal-World featured a story about a meeting of Douglas County Republicans which began with the participants saluting a roll of postage stamps.
ARTS CENTER PLAN HITS ROADBLOCK
September 25, 1998
The 10-year effort to construct additional space for the Lawrence Arts Center in the downtown area ran into opposition Thursday night.
HASKELL INSTITUTES PEER MENTORING PROGRAM
September 25, 1998
A peer mentoring group at Haskell Indian Nations University lets students help students.
FIRST LADY KEEPING HER FOCUS
September 25, 1998
The state’s first lady Linda Graves addresses the challenges and opportunities of her job.
FIRE WATERLOGS ORGAN COMPANY
September 25, 1998
Water, and not flames, damaged wood, machinery and partially completed organs at the Reuter Organ Company in a fire earlier this week.
KU JUNIOR TRANSFER MUHAMMAD ABDUL-RAHIM IS WORKING HARD TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT FROM JUNIOR COLLEGE TO DIVISION I-A CORNERBACK.
September 25, 1998
Trivia question: Name the two Kansas football players whose fathers played at Kansas State. Answer: Henri Childs and Muhammad Abdul-Rahim.
CLINTON SERVICES
September 25, 1998
A memorial fly-over service for Dr. Dale Leonard Clinton, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Friends and family will gather at the airport terminal at 5 p.m., following a memorial service at 2 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Clinton died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST REVIEWS ITS TIME IN LAWRENCE
September 25, 1998
Sunday morning, 162 people, each wearing a specially printed sticker commemorating the 50 years of Central United Methodist Church, met for worship at the church, 1501 Mass. But the celebration was about more than God. It also was about community. Worship, on this special anniversary weekend, was led by five former pastors of the church, the present pastor, the Rev. Noel Stephens, and Steve Hughes, the district superintendent of the United Methodist Church. The chancel choir, bell choir and trumpet soloist provided special music and three new members joined the church.
MY NEPHEW WAS RECENTLY KILLED WHEN A TRAIN AT A CROSSING HIT HIS TRUCK. IS THERE A GROUP I COULD JOIN THAT HELPS STOP THESE SENSELESS ACCIDENTS?
September 25, 1998
Operation Lifesaver is a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on training people to speak on crossing safety, said Marmie Edwards, vice president of communications for the group. Last year, its 3,000 speakers gave presentations to 2 million people at schools and other organizations. Texas, which has about 16,000 train crossings, ranks No. 1 among states in these types of collisions. Last year, it recorded 54 deaths, 197 injuries and 421 collisions. Illinois was next, with about half those numbers in collisions and deaths, Edwards said. Kansas had 15 deaths, 27 injuries and 101 collisions.
WHO IN THE BIG 12 ADMINISTRATION COULD ONE CONTACT CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF THE KU BAND, CHEERLEADERS AND FANS AT THE MU GAME?
September 25, 1998
Doug Vance, assistant athletics director at Kansas University, suggested calling the Big 12’s administrative office at (212) 742-1212. Donnie Duncan is the football administrator for the conference.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR TOP SPELLERS
September 25, 1998
The Communicolor spelling team studied in advance and conferred over each word — and won the fourth Corporate Spelling Bee. “We split the book, 10 pages each,” Michelle Henson, a Communicolor team member, said. “I’ve been cramming for two days.”
GERMAIN-SIMOES SERVICES
September 25, 1998
Services for Helene Germain-Simoes, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread. Mrs. Germain-Simoes died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
IN 1898
September 25, 1998
On Sept. 25, 1898, the Lawrence World’s headline read: “A Long Service” and the article began: “When the doors of Steinberg’s clothing house [739 Mass.] close this evening it will wind up the business of a house that has been a third of a century one of the leading mercantile houses of Lawrence. The business was started in ‘65 and has been for years the leading clothing store of Lawrence.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LED BY CRAIG DICKERSON, WHO FINISHED WITH A HAT TRICK, THE WILDCATS SCORED THREE GOALS IN THE FIRST 14 MINUTES TO BOOST THEIR RECORD TO 8-1 WITH A 5-0 TRIUMPH OVER TONGANOXIE.
September 25, 1998
Good news for Tonganoxie: The Chieftains allowed one soccer goal in the second half against Kaw Valley League rival DeSoto. Bad news: Tongie’s first half was as sloppy as its rain-drenched field.
REGENTS HEADCOUNT JUMPS
September 25, 1998
According to state enrollment figures out Thursday, Kansas State University outpaced its counterparts by a wide margin.
TEACHER FINALIST FOR STATE HONORS
September 25, 1998
She’s always been special to her students, and now Sunflower School’s fifth-grade teacher Sherry Nelson is getting extra attention from educators throughout the state. Nelson has been named a finalist for the 1999 Kansas Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Department of Education.
GUIDES
September 25, 1998
Elevators can legally charge a “dump fee” to cover increased handling costs for putting grain on the ground, the Kansas Department of Agriculture said Thursday. As expected, the state agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced guidelines Thursday that would ensure those fees were nondiscriminatory.
ROADSIDE REVELRY
September 25, 1998
To the editor: Where have all the flowers gone? Although I’m an optimist, I get discouraged at times. When I was a school boy more than 40 years ago, I walked to school along country roads. The roadsides in each season were covered with wildflowers and a variety of prairie grasses. In the spring, the sweet smell of wild plum blossoms filled the air. I picked wild roses and bunches of yellow and purple violets to bring home to my mother. In wet ditches redwinged blackbirds build nests in cat tails. Frogs laid their clumps of jelly eggs for me to carry home and hatch in sardine can aquaria. With the start of school after Labor Day, the road turned into a pathway suitable for a coronation with its towering golden sunflowers lining both sides of the road. My last collection of the fall always included bunches of bittersweet berries and the shockingly red hued leaves of sumac. These memories do not describe some special or exceptional road in Douglas County, but nearly every road was ablaze with wildflowers.
BALLET SET SWINGS TO BAND MUSIC
September 25, 1998
If there’s one thing the Miami City Ballet proved Thursday night, it’s that Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros’ choreography makes Balanchine’s look anemic. The ballet company played to a nearly full house at the Lied Center and received rounds of applause throughout the concert from a most appreciative audience.
BANKS RESPOND
September 25, 1998
To the editor: In response to your editorial of the 16th relating to ATM fees, I would like to make the following comments:
S URIBE ALIVE IN CLAY COURT
September 25, 1998
Luis Uribe is the lone Kansas entry still in the main draw at the Clay Court Championships. Uribe won two matches Thursday and advanced to today’s championship round. Teammate Kenny Powell split a pair of matches to reach the consolation bracket.
CLEANUP SET AT CLINTON LAKE BEACH
September 25, 1998
Two local businesses are sponsoring a cleanup of Bloomington Beach, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mask-Snorkel-Fin, Inc., and H2Oz Scuba Club are conducting this event in conjunction with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility, and Education) Foundation and the Center for Marine Conservation’s International Cleanup Day.
LAURA GRAVINO LAWRENCE HIGH TENNIS PLAYER
September 25, 1998
Sophomore Laura Gravino continues to show why she belongs at No. 1 singles on Lawrence High’s girls tennis team. Gravino won the Topeka Invitational with three match victories and was the Lions’ lone winner in a dual at Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday to improve to 6-2.
LEADERSHIP LAWRENCE CLASS CHOSEN
September 25, 1998
Twenty-four area residents have been selected to participate in the 17th Leadership Lawrence program. The members of the class of 1999 are David Adams, Matthew All, Laura Bellinger, Kristi Bradley, Cindy Ewy, Coyla Ezell, Larry Foland, Steve Grant, Midge Grinstead, Leah Hemenway, Cheryl Jackson, Cindy Johnson, Kesha Larson, Debbie Liddel, Becky Mason, Marlene Merrill, Larry Northrop, Chuck Peterson, Tom Petrizzo, Jean Ann Pike, Jeffrey Sigler, Donna Stucky, Sandra Studley and Rick Trujillo.
BURGLARS GRAB RINGS, WATCHES IN LATE-NIGHT PAWN SHOP HEIST
September 25, 1998
Burglars used a crowbar to pry open the front door of a Lawrence pawn shop, then smashed a display case and made away with almost 100 rings Thursday morning. The “smash and dash” resulted in a lost of $18,700 in jewelry and antique watches at Lawrence Pawn, 944 E. 23rd.
OVERLAND PARKSHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH SWARMED FREE STATE, 6-2, IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER ON THURSDAY AT SHAWNEE MISSION SOCCER COMPLEX.
September 25, 1998
The Raiders (4-3) led 2-0 at halftime and outscored the Firebirds 4-2 in the second half. Free State (1-8 overall, 1-2 Sunflower League) was coming off its first victory of the season. Todd Trahan’s goal on a penalty kick and Brandon Sublette’s goal accounted for Free State’s scoring.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL DEFEAT NO. 1 RANKED TEAM
September 25, 1998
No. 2-ranked Free State High used some advance scouting to defeat No. 1 Shawnee Mission Northwest, sweeping its home-opening volleyball quadrangular Thursday. “We saw Shawnee Mission Northwest play last weekend, but they didn’t have their No. 1 player (Lauren Barber),” FSHS coach Nancy Hopkins said. “I think after watching them last weekend, (the Firebirds) felt they could beat them. And so they came out with a lot of confidence even though that player was back in the lineup.”
VEHICLE BURGLARIES RETURN TO CAMPUS
September 25, 1998
Kansas University students were welcomed back to school this semester with relatively few auto burglaries, but Lawrence and KU police records are turning up more burglaries as the semester progresses. “We went through the beginning of the semester pretty much unscathed, but in the last two weeks, we’ve seen an increase in auto burglaries,” said Sgt. Troy Mailen of the KU Police.
CENTRAL TOPPLES TOPEKA HIGH IN OT
September 25, 1998
Daniel Dulin’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Hall on Central’s first play of overtime lifted the Mustangs to a 20-14 junior high football triumph over Topeka High on Thursday. Mike Edwards and Damian Patton scored the Ponies’ other TDs on runs of six and 22 yards respectively. Brandon Jackson had a conversion run.
CLINTON SERVICES
September 25, 1998
A memorial fly-over service for Dr. Dale Leonard Clinton, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Friends and family will gather at the airport terminal at 5 p.m., following a memorial service at 2 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Clinton died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
September 25, 1998
Hallmark, once again, is going the extra mile to be a good corporate citizen of Lawrence. Once again, Hallmark officials have demonstrated their desire to have their Lawrence facility be a pacesetter for others to try to match. In past years, Hallmark and its employees have been steadfast in their support for the local United Way and have made a most generous offer for the yet-to-be-approved Lawrence Arts Center expansion. And many other examples could be cited.
MCPHERSON TO CELEBRATE SCOTTISH HERITAGE
September 25, 1998
The McPherson Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Park. Featured acts include Scottish folk singer Ed Miller, alto balladeer Margaret Gravitt, the Renaissance Sword Theater, the Renaissance Singers, the McPherson Pipe Band and the 312th U.S. Army Reserve Band, which is based in Lawrence.
TIBETAN LAMAS TO SHARE SPIRITUALITY, CULTURE IN LAWRENCE
September 25, 1998
Eight lamas of the largest Tibetan monastery in the world will be in Lawrence Thursday through Oct. 4. The monks are touring North America to present Tibetan culture and spiritual programs. The visiting lamas include the present abbot of the Ganden Monastery, the former abbot, a doctor of Tibetan medicine and experts in ritual, sand mandalas and chanting. During the visit they will present public talks, seminars and special ceremonial practices.
MEDIA ORGY
September 25, 1998
To the editor: During the course of the McCarthy hearings, a distinguished colleague turned on Senator McCarthy and said sternly: “Have you no shame, Sir?” As I remember, this was the turning point in those hearings and in a frightening era. Where is the fellow-judge to say it to Kenneth Starr? This “impartial” independent prosecutor — not the man he is persecuting — aided and abetted by the whole Republican House, has made many of us ashamed for America.