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SUPERHEROS
April 8, 1999
Cow, pig, chicken or goose, the man of meat is on the loose: A locally produced comic book hero is riding a wave of popularity. By Chris Koger/Journal-World Writer
POOL
April 8, 1999
As it plans for the new municipal pool at Free State High School, the city should continue to put emphasis on maximizing public access to the pool. Although Free State High School’s educational and athletic needs will be a top priority at the new municipal pool that will be built adjacent to the school, city officials appear to be keeping the interests of the public in mind as well.
CALENDAR
April 8, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
WEIRD NEWS
April 8, 1999
Drop the hatch According to a recent issue of the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, a majority of arthritis patients in a study showed a reduction in pain and an increase in hand-grip strength after a regimen of “autohemotherapy.” About 3/4 cup of blood was withdrawn from patients’ veins, mixed in a copper bowl with 1/4 cup each of honey and lemon juice, stirred for several minutes, and then taken orally.
S GAINING POPULARITY
April 8, 1999
With more than 2,000 moving parts, the concert harp is an example of timeless craftsmanship.
KU PASSES MEASURE AGAINST SWEATSHOPS
April 8, 1999
Supporters of a measure against “sweatshops” allegedly run by Nike and other athletic companies said a good first step was taken with student approval of a resolution.
T ERASE DISTANCE
April 8, 1999
There are times in my life as a frequent flier when I glance at the plane phone with a dark, imaginative eye. What would I do if this plane were in trouble, I wonder. Would I call home? Would I reach out to make a final contact? I remember the image of the doomed climber on Mt. Everest talking by radio-telephone link to his pregnant wife as he died. He was hopeless, on an icy mountain in Nepal. She was helpless, in a cozy home in New Zealand.
STUDENT POETRY
April 8, 1999
These “poem sketches” were inspired by word groups which the student writers incorporated into the poems. They were written by Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class. The Divine Image
STANDING UP FOR CHILDREN
April 8, 1999
The Kansas House is right to insist that the state get a better handle on the quality and cost of foster care and adoption services. Even though they are snarling budget negotiations, Kansas House members should stick by their resolve to make the state more accountable for the money it spends on foster care and adoption services in Kansas.
CRITICS SAY WATER CZAR PLAN FISHY
April 8, 1999
Kansas Agriculture Secretary Allie Devine’s move to rein in the water czar smells fishy, critics say.
BROOKCREEK GETS $13,000 FOR PLAYGROUND
April 8, 1999
Brookcreek Learning Center students at Cordley School will be climbing on new equipment by this summer, thanks to the annual St. Patrick’s Day fund-raisers.
STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT LIFE ON THE BATTLEFIELD
April 8, 1999
The blue and the gray met on a windswept field west of Lawrence this week.
FREE STATE SWEEPS SM SOUTH
April 8, 1999
Free State High’s new baseball field might as well be called the Field of Dreams. The only thing missing from the Firebirds’ sweep in their home-opening doubleheader with Shawnee Mission South, 2-0 and 5-4, was stalks of corn in the outfield.
COLLISON, GOODEN IMPRESS IN WORKOUTS
April 8, 1999
Kansas University signees Nick Collison and Andrew Gooden have been impressive in workouts in preparation for tonight’s Reebok Capital Classic high school basketball all-star game at the MCI Center. Although battling minor ankle and arm injuries, the 6-foot-9 Collison scored 10 points for the Blue team during a Tuesday practice session.
OUR TOWN
April 8, 1999
LHS Junior Advances: Ryan Morgan, a junior at Lawrence High, finished tied for sixth among a field of 65 golfers at the Future Collegians World Tour event in Stuart, Fla. Morgan qualifed for the FCWT Junior Championships next month in Florida. *
CD REVIEWS
April 8, 1999
The Bliss of Affection Robb Boldt
MOVIES
April 8, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. Never Been Kissed
FREE STATE BASEBALL
April 8, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Free State junior Brian Erb rounds third base on his way to scoring in the third inning Wednesday during the first home game with Shawnee Mission South. The Firebirds swept the Raiders, 2-0 and 5-4.
MARGARET JENKINS REVIEW
April 8, 1999
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s latest work-in-progress, “Time After: Breathe Normally,” mixes live theater, photographic projections and a musical-narrative soundtrack into an exciting 70-minute work that captures the ambiguity, fragmentation and emotional impact of memories. In this case, the memories belong to Academy Award-winning actress and creative consultant Olympia Dukakis, whose voice — she does not appear in the production — tells the story of a series of events in her family: Eight — or was it six? — family members are killed in a car accident. Grandfather is killed when trying to jump off — or was he running to catch — a train?
THE MAG: COMING UP
April 8, 1999
April 23-24 The Capitol Steps, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park.
COMMISSIONERS BEAT DIFFERENT PATHS TO VICTORY
April 8, 1999
East side, west side, all around the town. The winners of Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission election took different routes to city hall.
ANTIQUES RESTAURANT SERVES OLD-FASHIONED FOOD
April 8, 1999
Ottawa’s downtown antique mall sells collectibles plus tasty American cuisine at its center cafe.
CLOSE
April 8, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,085.31
HOW DO WE RATION MEDICAL CARE?
April 8, 1999
When Congress returns next week, it will face a debate on health care that has started on a partisan note and may well end in frustration. For anything useful to be salvaged, politicians will have to recognize a truth few of them are willing to face. It is defined succinctly in the headline of an article in the April issue of the monthly magazine of the National Conference of State Legislatures: “Government Does, Indeed, Ration Health Care.”
S SONGS ARE ALL ABOUT EMOTION
April 8, 1999
Deep-thinking David Wilcox underlines life’s issues with his folksie acoustic-guitar sound.
PREMIERE
April 8, 1999
A Kansas University alumna is returning to Lawrence to perform the premiere of a piano composition by Maria Newman.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISTS GATHER FOR CONFERENCERECITALS
April 8, 1999
“The Organ and Church Music International Perspectives” is the theme of a three-day organ conference to be held Wednesday through April 16 in Bales Recital Hall on the Kansas University campus. Guest artists are Olivier Latry, titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and Martin West, cantor and organist at the Michaeliskirche and musical director of the Eutiner Kantorei in Eutin, Germany, Lawrence’s sister city.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
April 8, 1999
Crystal Rogers, LHS student,
SMS SWEEPS KU BASEBALL
April 8, 1999
Southwest Missouri State claimed 16-10 and 11-4 victories over Kansas on Wednesday.
FREE STATE TENNIS QUAD
April 8, 1999
Baldwin’s Blake Glover is flying solo this year. After riding shotgun with his brother, Chad, while capturing the 4A state doubles championship the past two years, Glover has stepped into the No. 1 singles spot for the Bulldogs.
HOSPITALS FOR APRIL 9
April 8, 1999
Dismissals Kathryn Elizabeth Smith and baby boy, Lawrence.
4-8 25 YEARS AGO
April 8, 1999
Tornadoes struck again in four southern states, killing one and injuring about 30. This siege followed a recent onslaught in 11 states to the east of Kansas where more than 300 lives were lost and the damage had run into the billions. Kansas, sometimes referred to as the Tornado State, had escaped virtually all the ravages of the weather of late. Fuel and fertilizer shortages were among those expected to give farmers everywhere special problems for the 1984 growing season. The Lawrence area situation, while uncertain, was not nearly as bad as things had become in other parts of the country. To date, most commodities could be arranged for by farmers in this region.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
April 8, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: WIC voucher pick-up, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 336 Mo.
CAGERZ MAKE ROBERTSON TOP PICK
April 8, 1999
Kansas University senior Ryan Robertson was selected by Salina with the sixth overall pick in Wednesday’s USBL draft.
VIDEO CLIPS
April 8, 1999
Everest Narrated by Liam Neeson. This spectacular documentary shows real-life drama during the storm on the summit that claimed eight lives in 1996. The climb is dizzying and humanity dwarfed by the barren majesty of the mountain itself, which is superbly captured by the Imax process. No MPAA rating (suitable for all ages but shows some harsh aftereffects of climbing in sub-zero, high-altitude conditions).
BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHT WORKING ON TWO NEW PLAYS
April 8, 1999
Robert Anderson has no desire to slow down and will make a visit next week to the William Inge Festival in Independence, Kan.
MOORE EXAMINES MEDICAL CONCERNS
April 8, 1999
A Kansas congressman expressed alarm about the inability of some Kansas to pay for prescription drugs necessary for survival.
TOP MOVIES
April 8, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top 10 movies
PERLMAN TO PLAY SOLD-OUT HALL
April 8, 1999
If you don’t have a ticket yet to see Itzhak Perlman’s performance Saturday night at the Lied Center, you’re probably out of luck. The concert, which features the legendary violinist with pianist Rohan De Silva, is sold out.
CARROW LYNN BRIGGS OBITUARY
April 8, 1999
CARROW LYNN BRIGGS Winchester — No services for Carrow Lynn Briggs, 63, Winchester, are planned. Her body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
A U.N. PROBLEM
April 8, 1999
To the editor: A quote from an editorial: “One of the big reasons the Cold War never heated up devastatingly was that good people were in key positions to evaluate the risks. How many good men remain in such roles for Russia?”
CLIMER SERVICES
April 8, 1999
Services for Agnes Clara Climer, 97, Lawrence, Kan., were held Monday at the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial was in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Bakersfield, Mo. Mrs. Climer died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the South Wind Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lawrence.
TERESA ELIZABETH ROSS OBITUARY
April 8, 1999
TERESA ELIZABETH ROSS Lenexa — Funeral Mass for Teresa Elizabeth Ross, 98, Lenexa, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Shawnee.
SALAMANDERS HAVE DEFENDERS
April 8, 1999
One-by-one, 10 fifth-graders from Williamstown Elementary School approached the Douglas County Commission microphone Wednesday night. Some addressed the commissioners shyly.
STUDENTS GET INSIDE VIEW OF POLITICS
April 8, 1999
Lawrence High School students dissect campaigns the day after the elections.
CARR OBITUARY
April 8, 1999
OLETA I. “PEG” CARR Ozawkie — Graveside services for Oleta I. “Peg” Carr, 89, Brownsville, Tex., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ozawkie Cemetery.
LEROY CECIL SHELTON OBITUARY
April 8, 1999
LEROY CECIL SHELTON Topeka — Memorial services for Leroy Cecil Shelton, 37, North Las Vegas, Nev., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Topeka. Cremation was held.
KU-SMS BASEBALL BOXES
April 8, 1999
First Game SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE ab r h bi
S HOUSE BREAKOUT BOX
April 8, 1999
A HEALTHY START The drop-off sites for items donated to the Hannah’s House baby shower are Border’s Books, Music & Cafe, The Children’s Book Shop, Hy-Vee, KinderCare Learning Center, Monterey Way Child Care Center, Rod’s Hallmark Shop, Stepping Stones Inc., Sunshine Acres Montessori Preschool & Child Care Center, Wal-Mart and Weavers Department Store.
BABY SHOWER AIDS SINGLE MOTHERS
April 8, 1999
Don’t expect to get an invitation in the mail, but members of a nontraditional student organization at Kansas University hope you’ll attend their upcoming baby shower. The “nontraditional” baby shower will allow residents to donate supplies and money to Hannah’s House Foundation, a Lawrence organization that provides a safe and healthy environment for pregnant girls and women ages 10 to 20. The shower will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread.
COMMISSION ALLOWS REPAIR BUSINESS
April 8, 1999
Over the objection of two neighbors and one Douglas County Commissioner, Fred Clark was given permission Wednesday night to go ahead with plans for a farm implement repair shop on his property at 759 E. 1100 Road. Clark was given the conditional-use permit after a debate over the kinds of issues that are coming up more and more as the rural parts of Douglas County continue to see residential growth.
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 8, 1999
LHS-SM North twinbill reset for Saturday
LEONA MARSH BALL OBITUARY
April 8, 1999
LEONA MARSH BALL Private family graveside services for Leona Marsh Ball, 92, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
WESTERN RESOURCES BUYS STAKE IN DIRECT MARKETER
April 8, 1999
Western Resources Inc. said Wednesday it acquired a 40 percent stake in a national direct marketing company it hopes can speed Western’s growth and add to its bottom line. The Topeka-based utility and home protection company said it paid $31.2 million for its interest in Paradigm Direct, which Western Resources expected would immediately boost its financial results.
CLOSE
April 8, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.83. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.39; milo, NA; corn, $1.84. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.62; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.88.
REVLON ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR SELLOFFS
April 8, 1999
New York (ap) — After two weeks of rumors that sent Revlon shares soaring, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman put the cosmetic company’s future up in the air Wednesday, announcing plans to sell one or more of its struggling businesses. Revlon, which makes Revlon and Almay makeup, Flex shampoo and Charlie perfume, has seen its shares surge 70 percent in the past two weeks amid rumors the company was a takeover target.
SAMP PACES LHS GOLFERS
April 8, 1999
Lawrence High senior Mike Samp carded an even-par 71 round on Wednesday to lead the LHS golfers to fifth place at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Heritage Park. Samp, Shawnee Mission South’s Alex Montgomery and Byron Shultz all shot 71s. Montgomery was awarded first placed on the tiebreaker.
S MOST LUXURIOUS WAGON FOR 1979
April 8, 1999
North America Syndicate Inc. Back in 1970 Ford and Chevrolet were head-to-head in competition for the lower-priced car market. For the 1971 model year, Chevrolet launched its subcompact Vega and Ford brought forth the Pinto.
THE MAG: LAWRENCE STUDIO LANDS PRESTIGIOUS RECORDING DEAL
April 8, 1999
Colin Sean Mahoney, of Z’Gwon,th recording studio, ventures to the Far East to record the Vianna da Motta International Music Competition. Triennially, the Vianna de Motta foundation sponsors one of the most intense international music festivals in the world. Established in 1956 by distinguished Kansas University professor Sequeira Costa, the competition pits outstanding young classical pianists against each another in the hope that they will be honored with not only first place, but also with their very own full-length CD.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
April 8, 1999
This exercise has been making the rounds in e-mail circles. Give it a try. 1. First of all, pick the number of days a week you would like to eat out.
HEARD IN LAWRENCEGLENN CLOSE SIGHTED
April 8, 1999
If you thought you saw actress Glenn Close standing in the check-out lane of a Lawrence store last weekend, you probably did. The actress was in town doing some shopping during a break from the filming of “Winter’s End,” the final made-for-television movie in the “Sarah, Plain and Tall” trilogy.
BLOTTER
April 8, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DENNIS MOORE ADDRESSES EDUCATIONAL CONCERNS
April 8, 1999
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore considers himself the new kid on the block. But 90 days after he took office, Moore is holding education forums in each of the four counties he represents; Miami, Johnson, Wyandotte and Douglas.
PIZZA HUT TO JOIN BLOCKBUSTER ON WEST SIXTH STREET
April 8, 1999
Pizza Hut’s sixth Lawrence store will join Blockbuster Entertainment Inc.’s second in a new development in northwestern Lawrence. According to plans announced earlier by Wichita developer Walter Morris and Son, Blockbuster will open its 4,250-square-foot video rental store this summer.
MOMADAY LECTURE, MINORITY RECRUITMENT
April 8, 1999
Pulitzer-winning writer to inaugurate KU series
4-8 100 YEARS AGO
April 8, 1999
IN 1899 On April 8, 1899, a George W. Maffet wrote to the Lawrence Journal urging local citizens to “Overcome the Inertia.” Maffet was referring to the need for good roads and he reported: “To see the funeral processions trying to get out to the cemetery is a harrowing sight. Each vehicle carrying a shovel to clear out the tenacious mud after the spokes and wheels became clogged solid and nearly immovable. The pall bearers preferring to walk, the cabs pulled by four straining horses, cutting ruts that would shame a rock wagon, and stopping for breath every few feet. And some of the procession gladly walking back to relieve the exhausted horses hardly able to get back with empty vehicles. And then to know that this community has reached a hopeless, helpless deadlock on the subject of good roads.”
MAN STOPS CAR FROM RUNNING OVER WOMAN
April 8, 1999
Quick thinking by an employee at a Lawrence car wash this week put the brakes on what could have become a medical emergency. Jeremy Shield, an employee of Auto Plaza Car Wash, 2828 Four Wheel Dr., was jotting down the requests of an elderly customer standing outside her car on Tuesday when the 1992 Buick Roadmaster started moving backward, knocking the 82-year-old woman over.
4-8 40 YEARS AGO
April 8, 1999
IN %% 1959 The top two city commission spots and the three school board posts here never were in doubt after early returns in the general election. But the third-place city contest between incumbent Russ Mosser and auto dealer Jim Clark was touch-and-go until the final returns were all in. Mosser appeared to have won by a 2,158 to 2,156 count. The other city winners were Donald McConnell and Ben Barteldes. The three school board electees were Oscar Rumsey, Henry Shenk and Mrs. Ethan Allen.
COURTS BRIEFS
April 8, 1999
Resident pleads to several charges
IS THE CITY GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE RUTS ON CONNECTICUT?
April 8, 1999
Is the city planning to do anything about the huge ruts on Connecticut Street? They’re terrible at Seventh Street, Ninth Street and 11th Street. You bet. The city has hired crews to repave 18 streets in town this summer, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. Among them is Connecticut, from Seventh to 15th.
LAWRENCE COUPLE HONORED FOR SERVICE
April 8, 1999
The Frankenfields have volunteered together for years. This week, they won the 37th Sertoma Service to Mankind award — together. “That’s the only way I would have accepted it,” Dick Frankenfield, 71, joked.
4-8 SHOULD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECITE THE PLEDGE OF
April 8, 1999
Should high school students recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day? Allison Imre,
NANCY ELBRADER SOUNDOFF
April 8, 1999
Several weeks ago the Journal-World carried a story about a World War II Army nurse who was trying to contact other women who served in World War II. Do you have her address? Nancy Elbrader, Lawrence, a WWII Army nurse, had asked for former military nurses of “her era” interested in getting together to contact her by writing: Nancy Elbrader, c/o Journal-World, 609 N.H., Lawrence 66044.
BEST BETS
April 8, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
BEST BETS
April 8, 1999
1) In the key of 2000 “A Tribute to the Pre-millennium,”