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September 26, 1998
Lawrence Community Theatre and director Mary Doveton have really outdone themselves this time. Its production of “My Fair Lady” not only has an outstanding, talented cast, but the set design, choreography and costumes are also marvelous. “My Fair Lady,” which opened Friday night, is the Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe three-hour adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” The story line: Guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle is taken in by professor Henry Higgins, who eventually wins a bet that he can turn her into a lady. The result: Eliza is caught in the middle of her earlier cockney life and her newfound aristocracy while Higgins finds himself alone and desiring her company.
T MAKE MUCH SENSE.
September 26, 1998
David Woosley, city transportation engineer, said a traffic study showed that the prior lane configuration was causing traffic volumes to be severely unbalanced between the two northbound lanes and substantial lane changing in the area of the exit to McDonald Drive. He said the new lane configuration should cut down on lane changing and give a more balanced volume of traffic in each lane.
ROSITA L. HILLIARD
September 26, 1998
Services for Rosita L. Hilliard, 70, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Hilliard died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.
APPEALS PROCESS UP FOR REVIEW
September 26, 1998
Douglas County commissioners will tackle the property appraisal appeals process again Monday.
POLICE AUCTION ON BLOCK TODAY
September 26, 1998
Looking for a used bike or some stereo equipment? Take a gander at what the Lawrence Police Department has to offer this morning.
WELLSVILLE PLANS FAIRCONCERT
September 26, 1998
Wellsville Days will be held today and Sunday. Activities include craft booths, an evening concert featuring The Country Riders, The Grand `O’ Opry and Triple Threat, a 5K run, a parade and a Sunday car show. For more information, call the Franklin County Convention and Tourism Bureau at (785) 242-1411.
AREA SINGERS PERFORM IN STERLING
September 26, 1998
Five Lawrence-area students will perform Sunday in the Sterling College Concert Choir as part of Higher Education Sunday at the United Presbyterian Church. The students are Alisha Forman and Nathan Beard, of Lawrence, and Nathan Schwepler, Mary Schwepler and Erica Schwepler, of Perry.
NOT ALWAYSPARTY
September 26, 1998
Douglas County Republicans this week participated in the kind of debate that is a vital part of a healthy democracy. Republicans who were involved in a meeting of the Douglas County GOP this week deserve congratulations for taking an active part in the democratic process.
CANDIDATES CAN MAKE VIEWS KNOWN AT FORUMS
September 26, 1998
Four candidate forums for local, state and federal offices have been scheduled in the area. The general election is Nov. 3.
ELBERT L. BENANDER
September 26, 1998
Services for Elbert L. “Shorty” Benander, 70, Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. Burial with military honors will follow at Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Benander died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
U.S. 59 STAND
September 26, 1998
To the editor: Wednesday’s featured article on the Highway 59 alignment controversy noted that the City of Lawrence and Douglas County “have already passed a joint resolution endorsing a four-lane expressway without shifting the road eastward.” The implication is that neither body likes the freeway option being offered by KDOT.
PUBLIC OPINION
September 26, 1998
To the editor: During the past few weeks, I have heard more than one senator and congressperson state that he or she is not going to be “swayed by public opinion” in the Clinton matter.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 26, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A white 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix valued on a police report at $12,500 was reported stolen at 10 p.m. Sept. 6 from the 3000 block of Bainbridge Court. The victim told police an acquaintance took the car. The theft was reported to police Monday and made public on a report Friday.
OCTOBERFEST BAND LINEUP LISTED
September 26, 1998
If you’re heading out to the Lawrence Octoberfest celebration today in Burcham Park, here’s the lineup for band performances: * Swing Tent — Caroline and the Cowtown Playboys, 5:30 p.m., Swing 39, 7 p.m., and Rocket 88, 8:30 p.m.
PLENTIFUL PROTOZOA
September 26, 1998
To the editor: As one of KU’s retired professors of biology, I am delighted to read Prof. Krishtalka’s article the Journal-World on “Undiscovered life on Earth.” However, he has omitted one exceedingly numerous group of animals, the so-called “one-celled animals” (protozoa) that are certainly more numerous, in number of species yet to be identified and described, than are the beetles. Most pupils who have “studied” biology may have “encountered” paramecium, euglena and the amoeba, but most people, including most biologists, do NOT know that practically and probably every animal and many plants harbor one or more species of protozoa as parasites or symbionts (both terms mean “living with you.” Also, there are millions and billions, many as-yet-unknown-to-science species, living on their own (“free-living”) in freshwater ponds and streams, moist soils and oceans (even the Great Salt Lake).
Lawrence High takes the Raiders
September 26, 1998
Though never a factor in the home run chase, Lawrence High quarterback Riley Scott and slotback Simon Cordova have connected on two grand slam pass plays. Scott has completed two passes to Cordova, and both resulted in long touchdowns — a 50-yarder against Shawnee Mission North and a 71-yarder last week against SM South.
Free State suffered injuries during Friday night’s 9-7 loss to Olathe East
September 26, 1998
Free State High’s 9-7 football loss to Olathe South last Friday was a painful one for the Firebirds. In more ways than one.
MORALITYMORAL CHARACTER, VIRTUE, THE QUALITY OF THAT WHICH CONFORMS TO RIGHT IDEALS OR PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN CONDUCT.
September 26, 1998
Regardless of how people may have voted in the last two presidential elections and regardless of how they view the current sordid mess in Washington, most everyone probably agrees there is something wrong in this country when it comes to values, morals, personal conduct and respect for the law. Considering how much principles have deteriorated in such a short time, one has to wonder what society will be like 10, 20 or 30 years from now. Will the motto of the country be “anything goes,” or will personal conduct and values have sunk so low that a growing number of people will demand and help institute higher standards?
T SCARE OFF BUSINESS.
September 26, 1998
The question of liability leads Douglas County’s zoning and codes director to believe requiring a temporary business permit for film productions is a sound idea. But the director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking the county to amend its ordinance, saying the role of the bureau is to make “it as easy as possible for filmmakers to film here while protecting the interests of our own governments and citizens.”
TV WARNINGS FOR KIDS
September 26, 1998
Watch while and where your children watch TV.
DIABETES WALK SET FOR SUNDAY
September 26, 1998
More than 120 people will be walking up and down Massachusetts Street on Sunday in a benefit for the American Diabetes Assn. The organization is sponsoring its annual America’s Walk for Diabetes. Walkers in 14 cities in Kansas and more than 250 cities across the country will participate in the event.
SRS ESTABLISHES HOTLINE FOR FOSTER CARE CRITICISMS
September 26, 1998
The new hotline comes after criticism that foster care professionals were being discouraged from reporting problems with the system.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MALLARD FILMORE, THE DUCK WHO WAS HANGING OUT WITH THE GEESE AT CLINTON LAKE?
September 26, 1998
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers have not seen the duck for several weeks, said Dave Rhoades, park manager with the corps at Clinton Lake. “So it’s possible he has moved on or migrated south,” Rhoades said.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 26, 1998
Births Amanda Henley, Lawrence, a boy, Sept. 19.
HASKELL CELEBRATES INDIAN CULTURE
September 26, 1998
Haskell students celebrate their heritage with the American Indian Day Celebration.
HIGHWAY PATROL TO INVESTIGATE FATAL CAR CRASH
September 26, 1998
Kansas Highway Patrol investigators hope to determine how fast a car was going when it hit a curb and went airborne before hitting two trees, killing the driver, this week.
FORT LEAVENWORTH TO HOST RETIREE EVENT
September 26, 1998
Fort Leavenworth’s 35th annual Retiree Open House/Health Awareness Fair will be held Oct. 17 in Bell Hall on Reynolds Avenue. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. This event provides military retirees, their spouses and survivors an update on benefits and promotes health awareness. For more information call (913) 684-2425.
A HUSBAND-AND-WIFE TEAM ENJOY CLOWNING AROUND.
September 26, 1998
More than most married couples Ron and Aileen Nelson enjoy clowning around. Since 1987, not long after they met, the pair have been donning white face make-up, outlandish costumes with custom-made, over-sized shoes, and bulbous red noses.
IS WOLFMAN JACK STILL ALIVE? IF NOT, WHEN DID HE DIE?
September 26, 1998
Wolfman Jack, a longtime disc jockery and music industry personality, died July 1, 1995, after returning to his North Carolina home from a book promotion tour. He collapsed and died of a heart attack. He reportedly was 57.
IN 1898
September 26, 1998
On Sept. 26, 1898, the Lawrence World observed: “America is a world power but that is no reason why we should become world power mad. The acquisition of territory means trouble. There are those good, sensible men, too, who believe we have enough trouble now. To deliberately contract for more cannot be defended upon any grounds but greed. We went into this war [Spanish-American] from the purest motives. It would be too bad if we should come out of it territory stealers.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
BUSINESSWOMEN STAGE RELAY RACE TO RAISE MONEY
September 26, 1998
Lawrence businesswomen will be strutting their stuff for dollars in downtown Lawrence this morning. Toting briefcases and using a magazine to pass as a baton, teams of three will be speed walking to raise money for the American Business Women’s Assn. national scholarship trust.
WHERE CAN I WRITE TO ANN-MARGRET?
September 26, 1998
You can write to her at 2707 Benedict Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210.
ALTA BUTLER
September 26, 1998
Services for Alta Butler, 87, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Butler died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.