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S TO GET NEW LIFE AS SPORTS BAR
April 3, 1999
The former Jester’s bar and restaurant may soon be reopened by a Topeka man who plans to operate the historic downtown structure as a sports bar and restaurant. F.J. Rost, a onetime Lawrence resident who attended Kansas University, said Friday the business at 1105 Mass. could open by June, but “only if everything went right.”
COUNTY AGENDA PART 1
April 3, 1999
The commissioners will discuss ongoing negotiations with Sprint PCS to replace a radio tower in the parking lot of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. The new tower would be built by the cellular phone company but would be turned over to the county once constructed.
COUNTY AGENDA PART 2
April 3, 1999
Sprint PCS, the personal communications division of the Kansas City-based company, is in need of a place to mount cellular telephone equipment in the downtown Lawrence area. In order to limit the number of towers, zoning ordinances require firms to try to lease space on existing towers before building new ones. The county has a tower for radio antennae used in emergency situations by local emergency personnel, but it is not sturdy enough to support more equipment. So Sprint PCS has offered to build a new tower that could house both Sprint and county equipment. The new tower would be about the same height, but would be a single pole rather than the multiple-piece structure now standing.
PERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
April 3, 1999
These students were named to the fall semester honor roll at Perry Middle School. A Honor Roll
4-H AND FCE NEWS,
April 3, 1999
INDIA FCE will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of Wilma Stone. Genny Hunsinger will give the lesson. IT WAS PARENTS’ NIGHT at the March 8 meeting of the Jayhawk 4-H Club. The parents replaced their 4-H’ers as officers. There were 27 members present. The club did the Hokey Pokey for recreation. Brandy Strattoen was introduced as a guest. Kent Nunemaker talked about boating safety. Rick Falley and Melissa Frost led the club in a round singing of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Dawn Trent presented ideas for community service projects. The Clinton Lake clean-up is April 17.
HISTORY WILL JUDGE BOSNIA CHOICE
April 3, 1999
In this season, all politics is moral. With bombs and missiles flying, with refugees streaming toward borders, with hopes crumbling that a sterile and relatively cost-free military intervention might avert a human catastrophe, President Clinton and the nation he leads are confronting the most difficult challenge in world affairs — the intersection between the national interest and the moral imperative. First as a trembling newcomer to world politics, then as the sleeping giant of global affairs, next as a power in a frightening Cold War showdown, and now as the lone world superpower, the nation has repeatedly approached that intersection. Never has the right path been clear. Never has the result been clear-cut.
WEDDINGS
April 3, 1999
Jones-Saunders Tammy Jones, Malvern, Iowa, and Kevin Saunders, Omaha, Neb., were married March 11, 1999, at Candlelight Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nev., with the Rev. Jim Hamilton officiating.
ENGAGEMENTS
April 3, 1999
Schuetz-Dixon Kirk E. and Carolyn Schuetz, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Ann Schuetz, Lawrence, to Michael John Dixon, Lawrence, son of Robert Dixon, Wheaton, Ill., and Kathleen Hovelman, Deer Creek, Wis.
KU BASEBALL BOX
April 3, 1999
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AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 3, 1999
The seed house building was among the first in Lawrence to be rebuilt following Quantrill’s murderous 1863 raid, and today is undergoing yet another rebirth. “There has been change, but I don’t think people would object to the change,” said John Nitcher, a member of Kansas Seed House L.L.C., the local group that bought the downtown landmark last year. “This is work that will guarantee that this building goes on for another 120 years.”
DAILY COMMODITIES FOR SATURDAY
April 3, 1999
Local markets Closed for Good Friday holiday.
SECRETARY FACING CHARGES
April 3, 1999
A Kansas University secretary used the school’s Apple computer charge account and an account at Jock’s Nitch, a downtown sporting goods store, without permission, a Douglas County assistant district attorney said Friday. Prosecutors also have charged Constance Conboy, 45, who was a secretary in the Office of Minority Affairs, with four counts of theft. Those charges, campus investigators say, stem from falsified time sheets.
FREE STATE TRACK GLANCE
April 3, 1999
Boys Roster Seniors — Darnell Burroughs, Paul Cross, Peter Cross, Paul Dillon, Sam Engleman, Kyle Evans, Jericho Hilliard, James Hoffhines, Dane Johnson, Nathan Olds, Chris Ostrander, C.J. Reynolds, Alex Roberts, Eric Siegfried and Nick Vaughan.
FSHS TRACK PREVIEW
April 3, 1999
Even though Free State High’s track and field squad won’t have a home meet until halfway through its second season, the Firebirds don’t mind. “We’ll actually get to set some track records and have the kids compete in front of some of their friends,” FSHS coach Steve Heffernan said of a home triangular with Topeka Seaman and Topeka Washburn Rural on April 15. “I think that will be exciting for them. A lot of our other meets there’s just no way we can get people out. So that’s going to be exciting.”
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
April 3, 1999
Baldwin captures own track meet
CLUB NEWS,
April 3, 1999
LAWRENCE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB played Monday night, and winners for North-South were Steve Phelps and Clyde Romer, followed by Larry Bodle and Kent McCullough, and Jerry Sloan and Patt Radford. Less than 200 master points winner for North-South were Glenna and Eldon Herd. Winners for East-West were Shirlie Vaughn and Sally Taylor, followed by Gary Joyce and Mike Montgomery, Virginia Seaver and Klee Zaricky, and Lou Ann Lee and Judy Bevan. Harry Shaffer and James Gunn told the club about their win of the North American Open Pairs competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. UNIVERSITY BRIDGE CLUB met last Saturday for a potluck and bridge. Hosts were Aileen and George Bocquin, Alice Aiken and Gary Joyce. Winners were Mildred Hoffman, Marion Davis, Alice Aiken, Aileen Bocquin, Catherine Ward, Jane Golden, Ralph Dunn, Don Binns, Bud Lukens, Merle Ward and Ed Stellmacher. The club’s next gathering is next Saturday.
SCOUTING NEWS,
April 3, 1999
GIRL SCOUT SERVICE UNITS 16, 17 and 18 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. Monthly LINKS packets will be distributed at this time as well as agenda issues for the Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council annual meeting. The annual council meeting will be April 17 in Topeka. The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at First Presbyterian Church. KAW VALLEY GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL has set its sixth annual Women of Distinction Awards and Fund-Raising Dinner for April 30.
WILSON SERVICES
April 3, 1999
Services for Hattie M. Wilson, 89, Topeka, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the United Methodist Nursing Home, Topeka.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 3, 1999
Architects drawing up plans for the renovation of an old seed house into offices and retail space need the city’s permission to install special lights on the sidewalk, and city staffers don’t want to grant it. Now Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to settle the disagreement.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, LHS KING AND QUEEN CANDIDATES
April 3, 1999
LHS royalty. Lawrence High School King and Queen of Courts candidates pause for a minute before being introduced to the student body at an all-school awards recognition and pep assembly Feb. 5. From left, Ryan Fender, Meghan Graham, Jon Welch, Marci Attia, Nicole Gravino, Kevin Williams, Joe Ewert, Jacinta Langford, Allison Wehner, Jake Manda, Melia Johnson, Malcolm Ulbrick, Toni Argueta and Michael Coggins. The picture was taken and submitted by Martha Nieder. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
EASTER EGG HUNT SET FOR SATURDAY
April 3, 1999
KU organization schedules egg hunt
BLOTTER
April 3, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
GROUP SNAGS DOWNTOWN SITES
April 3, 1999
One of the properties will remain a furniture store, while the other property’s use is in flux.
HEARING UNDER WAY IN HIGHWAY DEATH
April 3, 1999
A Douglas County District Court judge asked attorneys Friday to prepare briefs about whether sheriff’s deputies had probable cause to draw blood from a Topeka man suspected of drunken driving and accused of involuntary manslaughter. Judge Paula Martin’s request came at the end of a lengthy preliminary hearing for Michael R. Ingenthron, accused of crossing into oncoming traffic July 17 on U.S. Highway 40 near East 550 Road. Huo Quan Ma, 39, Lawrence, died in the accident.
SENATOR APPEALS FOR MORE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE FUNDING
April 3, 1999
University scholars in Kansas need better laboratories and competitive salaries to level the playing field with other states committed to science, technology and engineering research.
CAN A LANDLORD PLACE A POLITICAL SIGN IN MY YARD?
April 3, 1999
Can a landlord place a political sign in my yard, and can a landlord ban me from putting a political sign there? There is no city ordinance banning landlords from placing signs on their own property, even if they don’t live in the house, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. That’s providing the sign conforms to the city’s sign regulations. However, if a lease agreement bans either landlord or tenant from placing signs, the offending party could have a legal battle on his or her hands. Even if the lease doesn’t forbid a tenant from placing a sign in the yard, it might be wise to check with the landlord before doing so. If a tenant-landlord conflict arises from a political sign issue — or any issue, for that matter — call KU Legal Services for Students or an attorney.
BURCHETT OBITUARY
April 3, 1999
EDWARD L. BURCHETT Services for Edward L. “Barney” Burchett, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
SOBERING FIGURES
April 3, 1999
If the latest figures on gang activity here don’t scare us, they should. If the figures don’t scare people, they should — the latest ones about apparent gang activity in Lawrence, we mean.
40 YEARS AGO
April 3, 1999
IN %% 1959 U.S. Rep. William Avery, R-Kan., said there was an effort afoot to relocate the proposed Perry Dam farther downstream to impound more water. The dam currently was slated to be about four miles northwest of Perry on the Delaware River.
MILITARY NEWS,
April 3, 1999
ARMY RESERVE PVT. Michael D. McCord has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. McCord is the son of David G. and Teresa A. McCord, DeSoto. ARMY STAFF SGT. Ryan B. Weaver has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Lawrence. Weaver’s wife, Rhonda, is the daughter of Robert Sutton, St. Louis, Mo., and Sharon Hughes, Tonganoxie.
DILLONS OUT TO EARLY LEAD IN NORTHWEST GROCERY WAR
April 3, 1999
Dillon Food Stores has taken an early lead in the race to open a new supermarket on the city’s northwest side. Earth moving and concrete work have begun at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, where Dillons is building its fourth Lawrence store. A spokesman for the Hutchinson-based company said Friday the store still was on track to open late this fall.
COUNTY AGENDA PART 3
April 3, 1999
In other business, commissioners will: * Consider a request from the sheriff to spend $19,400 for training equipment.
25 YEARS AGO
April 3, 1999
U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills said there probably were enough votes in Congress to impeach President Nixon for his part in the Watergate scandal but not enough to get Nixon out of office unless he chose to resign under the threat and the pressure. Expansion of the learning disabilities staff and the establishment of two self-contained classrooms were among the preliminary considerations for a program for the emotionally disturbed in the Lawrence school district.
100 YEARS AGO
April 3, 1999
IN 1899 On April 3, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted: “A German doctor has perfected a machine by which he sends rays of light down a man’s throat and gets a photograph of his stomach. The next thing will be some device for turning a man wrong side out, giving him a bath, and then jamming him back into position again.”
KU BRIEFS ON OCEAN REEFS, MUSEUM DAY, BILL KURTIS
April 3, 1999
Research links reefs to carbon dioxide
BOND OPPOSITION
April 3, 1999
To the editor: On April 6, the patrons of USD 343 (Jefferson and Douglas Counties) will be voting on a $14.86 million bond proposal to build a new high school and expand two grade schools, supposedly to address present overcrowding, as well as possible future growth.
AROUND AND ABOUT,
April 3, 1999
JOSHUA CALLAHAN, Baldwin High School senior, received scholarships for the 1999-2000 academic year at Fort Hays State University. He received a Hays City Silver Academic Award and an Award of Excellence in Business. He is involved in Student Council, FHA, Letterman’s Club, football, wrestling, golf and baseball. He plans to major in accounting. He is the son of Kim and Dennis Callahan, Baldwin. CHRISTY McCORMICK, a Lawrence High School senior, received scholarships for the 1999-2000 academic year at Fort Hays State University. She received a Hays City Silver Academic Award and an Award of Excellence in geosciences. She has served as president of the Science Club and lettered in golf. She plans to major in geology. She is the daughter of Mary and Mike McCormick, Lawrence.
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 3, 1999
* Recognize the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team, which placed third in last month’s National Junior College Athletic Assn. Div. II National Tournament. * Proclaim Monday to April 11 “Public Health Week.”
SPORT2SPORT CUTLINE/BASKETBALL
April 3, 1999
Children play basketball at the Sport 2 Sport multiplex.
SOCIAL CALENDAR,
April 3, 1999
Sunday O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Senior Center, 745 Vt., featuring Country Melody.
MOST TAXPAYERS EXPECTING A REFUND, POLL SAYS
April 3, 1999
CONFUSION REIGNS Six out of 10 of those in the AP poll say they expect to get a refund, while just over a fourth say they must pay more than was taken out of their paychecks.
THOMAS TO PLAY PRO BALL/NOTES
April 3, 1999
Former Kansas University guard Billy Thomas has signed a contract with the Kansas Cagerz, a USBL team based in Salina.
PHARMACY
April 3, 1999
Natural lip slaves have chapped lip problem licked.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
April 3, 1999
Tech, index funds lead in first quarter
PEOPLE
April 3, 1999
Jones’ accident memory erased George Jones says he doesn’t remember anything about the car accident that nearly killed him last month.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
April 3, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Willow Springs Township Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Pancake and Sausage Feed, Willow Springs fire station, 1 1/2 miles west of Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.
AGNES CLARE CLIMER OBITUARY
April 3, 1999
AGNES CLARE CLIMER Services for Agnes Clare Climer, 97, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
6TH AND WAKARUSA EARTH MOVING CUTLINE
April 3, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo An earth mover of King’s Construction Co., Oskaloosa, stirs up dust as well as moving earth on the site of a new Dillons store under construction at Sixth and Wakarusa.
KU BASEBALL BAFFLED BY BAYLOR
April 3, 1999
That rumbling noise heard throughout Hoglund Ballpark on Friday night might have been Baylor junior pitcher Jason Jennings. Jennings — whose nickname is “The Diesel” because of his stocky 6-foot-2, 243-pound frame — pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the No. 12-ranked Bears baffled Kansas University’s baseball team, 9-0.
LOMAX FEATURE/KU FOOTBALL DRILLS
April 3, 1999
Dariss Lomax has played a grand total of seven college football games. Had he played 11 more, Kansas University coach Terry Allen believes the Jayhawks would have gone bowling last season.
BURCHETT SERVICES
April 3, 1999
Services for Edward L. “Barney” Burchett, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Burchett died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his home.
GET ORGANIZED
April 3, 1999
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel One of the byproducts of today’s healthy economy is that consumers have the disposable income to buy more stuff.
BRANSON BREAKS RECORD
April 3, 1999
Kansas’ Andrea Branson won the pole vault at the Texas Relays in a meet-, school- and Big 121record 13-feet, 1 1/2-inches Friday. She surpassed teammate Candy Mason, who cleared 12-9 1/2 at last year’s Texas Relays.
LEGISLATIVE PAY
April 3, 1999
If Kansas legislators believe they deserve higher salaries they should have the courage to put those raises in a separate bill and put their votes on the record. A $9 billion state budget bill passed by the Kansas House Friday won’t provide sufficient cover from criticism of a legislative pay raise that could add up to $1.4 million to the budget next year.
SATURDAY COLUMN
April 3, 1999
Although various rating companies reported television viewership for Monday’s NCAA championship basketball game was at an all-time low for the event, the three-week tournament attracted great attention throughout the country. Sixty-four teams entered the tourney back in the week of March 8, and it ended with Connecticut beating Duke by three points.
ARLONE M. DICK OBITUARY
April 3, 1999
. ARLONE M. DICK
4-3 SHOULD PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACH EVOLUTION?
April 3, 1999
Should public schools teach evolution? Erik Niemann,
TRAFFIC
April 3, 1999
A two-block stretch of Ninth Street in the heart of downtown will be torn up this summer to make way for new water, sewer and drainage pipes.
SETTING CLOCK WILL GET YOU TO CHURCH ON TIME
April 3, 1999
Wake up: Lawrence clergy issue one last warning to parishioners about Sunday’s daylight-saving time.
HOPEFUL SEEKS RETURN TO REASON
April 3, 1999
Carmela Sibley wants the district to take another look at existing programs.