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PROUD FIREBIRDS
April 22, 1999
To the editor: I helped chaperone 127 Lawrence Free State High School band members on a four-day trip to Winter Park, Colo., this past weekend. The students competed in the Winter Park Ski Music Festival. As a chaperone and parent of one of the band students, I would like to tell the town of Lawrence how proud they should be of these students.
LAST OF THE FAMOUS GOLDEN HAWKS
April 22, 1999
North America Syndicate Inc. If you’re familiar with Studebaker’s illustrious Golden Hawk sport coupe of 1958, you’ll notice some marked differences about this special edition, of which only two were reportedly built.
MASCOT MAKES IT MAGIC
April 22, 1999
Not all the action is on the court or the field during an athletic event.
HASKELL PRESIDENT LOOKS AT PASTFUTURE
April 22, 1999
Haskell President Bob Martin recounts time spent in Lawrence during a University Forum luncheon.
LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY SET TO FROLIC FOR A GOOD CAUSE
April 22, 1999
Foundation Follies, one of the most important fund-raising events for the Lawrence School Foundation, features the talents of teachers and administrators.
HOSPITAL TRUSTEES TRANSFER $1 MILLION TO CASH FUND
April 22, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is borrowing $1 million from itself in the wake of a lagging cash flow to avoid running out of money for salaries, supplies and other items. According to the hospital’s balance sheet for the end of March, the hospital had $423,664 in ready cash, a figure that should be closer to the $2 million range, LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer said.
COLLABORATION DECISION SHELVED UNTIL FORUM
April 22, 1999
Teachers and administrators remain undecided on how to handle junior high collaboration time.
ACTOR BUDDY ROGERS DIES
April 22, 1999
The Los Angeles Times Buddy Rogers, silent screen matinee idol and bandleader who spent half his life tending the lady and legend known as America’s Sweetheart and the world’s first real movie star, Mary Pickford, died Wednesday. He was 94.
TRAGEDY IN LITTLETON
April 22, 1999
* No community immune from violence, Lawrence police say. Page 5A. * Experts counsel on what to talk with children about the shootings. Page 5A.
KU GOLFERS TAKE 11TH
April 22, 1999
Golfers place 11th at Big 12
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 22, 1999
SM East stops Free State, 3-1
AWARENESS FAIR TO KICK OFF LOCAL EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES
April 22, 1999
The following events will be held in conjunction with Earth Day, which is today: * 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Earth Day Awareness Fair, Kansas Union Lobby, the Union Plaza and Wescoe Plaza at Kansas University. People will be able to make wax molds of their hands, and various information booths will be on display. Sponsored by Student Union Activities.
KU-ROCKHURST BASEBALL BOX SCORE
April 22, 1999
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MAY TO HIGHLIGHT ANIMAL NEEDS
April 22, 1999
Schools, businesses and churches will participate in activities that raise awareness about animals.
JOE K. PARKS OBITUARY
April 22, 1999
JOE K. PARKS Winchester — Services for Joe K. Parks, 78, Winchester, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Reformed Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Leavenworth Veterans Administration National Cemetery.
S BEST CLEARS
April 22, 1999
Oskaloosa senior Bryan Best broke the school record in the high jump when he leaped 6-foot-10 at the McLouth Relays on Tuesday. Best, whose previous best effort was 6-6 last year, eclipsed the Oskaloosa High record by two inches. Chris Campbell established the school mark in 1987 by clearing 6-8.
COLUMBIA ABANDONS HOSPITAL SITE
April 22, 1999
Looks like Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.’s plans for building a for-profit hospital in northwest Lawrence are dead. Property at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Folks Road — where Columbia has fought for years to build a $20 million, for-profit hospital — now is being targeted as the site for a new shopping center.
AUTO CLUB PREPARES FOR ANNUAL SWAP MEET
April 22, 1999
Auto enthusiasts from as far away as California are expected to participate in an annual auto swap meet during the first weekend in May.
FREDERICK REACTS TO NCAA SETTLEMENT
April 22, 1999
Sooner or later, the Kansas University athletics department will have to pony up $45,174. That’s the amount the NCAA will dun each Big 12 Conference school to help pay the $54.5 million it owes former restricted earnings coaches.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
April 22, 1999
Donna Duncan, typesetter,
ARCHAEOLOGY EXHIBIT EXPLORES LIVES OF KANSAS NATIVES
April 22, 1999
The exhibit’s focus is on two prehistoric sites near Leavenworth — the Quarry Creek and the DB sites.
BEST BETS
April 22, 1999
1) Social commentary “The Gut Girls,”
EARNINGS ROUNDUP
April 22, 1999
Here’s a look at first-quarter earnings reports from companies with Lawrence interest: American Business Products Inc.: Net income $3.23 million vs. $5.94 million; per diluted share 31 cents vs. 36 cents.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
April 22, 1999
CapFed sets dividend policy, declares payout
VIDEO CLIPS
April 22, 1999
One Tough Cop Starring Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn, Gina Gershon, Mike McGlone, Frank Pellegrino and Amy Irving. The problem is that he’s one among many on the big and small screen and not even Brazilian director Bruno Barreto’s proven talent can lift this drama of a street cop and his conflicting loyalties above police routine. R.
4-22 WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO PREVENT INCIDENTS LIKE THE
April 22, 1999
What should be done to prevent incidents like the Colorado school shooting? Brandon Henderson,
SPEEDING TICKET SOUNDOFF
April 22, 1999
I got a speeding ticket, and the officer put the wrong street on it where I was caught. Would that void the ticket if I took it to court? David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, said depending on the facts, a police officer has the authority to void a speeding ticket containing incorrect information on the citation.
BLOTTER
April 22, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NYPD HEARD IN LAWRENCE
April 22, 1999
“NYPD Blue” fans no doubt perked up their ears Tuesday night when they heard the words “Lawrence, Kansas” coming out of an actor’s mouth on the popular ABC series. One of the show’s story lines revolved around retired cop Mike Roberts, who needed help from his former NYPD colleagues when it appeared that he may have been responsible for a crime involving truck high-jacking and gambling at his current job.
LMH REPORTS $1.13 MILLION LOSS
April 22, 1999
Increased bad debts, charity care, cuts in Medicare reimbursements and rising salary costs affected Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s operating income in 1998.
FORMER WORKER SUES COUNTY FOR $200,000
April 22, 1999
The county has until May 3 to respond to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee.
KU NAMES EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
April 22, 1999
A 35-year clinic nurse and a program assistant in the Life Span Institute were named Kansas University employees of the year Wednesday. Raylene Gerken, a registered nurse at Watkins Health Center, was named classified employee of the year.
CITY, COUNTY OFFICIALS HEADING TO SEATTLE
April 22, 1999
Lawrence and Douglas County will be well represented next week at the American Planning Assn. national planning conference in Seattle. Nine people from the city and county governments will attend the five-day event with the hope of returning with ideas and information to help with decision making.
HOUSING DIRECTOR LANDS STATE AWARD
April 22, 1999
Housing director lands state award
TOP MOVIES
April 22, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top 10 movies
UNIVERSITY BAND TO INTRODUCE COMPOSITION WITH WEDDING THEME
April 22, 1999
The University Band will perform its spring concert, which will include the world premiere of Jon Rosenthal’s “Wedding Reflections,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lied Center. Naoya Takizawa, a doctoral student from Tokyo, is conductor of the 94-piece band; guest conductors are Rosenthal, a Lawrence graduate student, and Chad Dempsey, a Maryville, Mo., senior.
CLOSE
April 22, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,581.42
NO COMMUNITY IS IMMUNE, POLICE SAY
April 22, 1999
Parents need to be on the frontline of watching for signs of danger in their children, police and others say in light of another round of school violence.
MOVIES
April 22, 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. Pushing Tin
BEST BETS
April 22, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
KU BASEBALL ENDS SKID
April 22, 1999
The way the stars aligned just right for Kansas University’s baseball team on Wednesday night, it’s hard to believe that was the same team so saddled with bad karma it had lost the previous 12 straight. Brandon O’Neal led off with a home run and hit a two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra innings, then O’Neal picked up the win in relief — but only after Rockhurst reliever Jason Forge made the game-ending error in the 10th — as the Jayhawks beat the Hawks, 5-4, in 10 innings at Hoglund Ballpark.
COLUMBIA THERAPY UNIT BEING PURCHASED
April 22, 1999
The ownership change is the latest move in Columbia’s efforts to downsize its Lawrence businesses.
SEEM-TO-BE PLAYERS STAGE GERMAN TALES
April 22, 1999
“Hansel and Gretel” is a traditional children’s play, while “Hans in Luck” is just plain silly.
COMING UP
April 22, 1999
May 12 Hole, Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
CORRECTION FOR THURSDAY
April 22, 1999
A story in last Friday’s Progress Edition on the history of Lawrence churches omitted the present-day Friends Church, which is Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church, 1601 N.H.
DISTRICT NOT IMMUNE TO THREAT OF VIOLENCE
April 22, 1999
One lesson of the Littleton, Colo., school shooting is that a similar crime could occur anywhere — even in Lawrence.
S WEGNER STILL UNDER SCRUTINY
April 22, 1999
To hear Kansas football coach Terry Allen tell it, quarterback Zac Wegner has looked like a million dollars this spring. “Without the pressure of being hit,” Allen said, “he’s throwing accurately and making the right decisions.”
KEEP ASKING
April 22, 1999
We may not have any answers concerning the brutal shootings in a suburban Denver school, but we must keep asking the questions. Even hundreds of miles away, the news from Littleton, Colo., stuns and saddens all who hear it. It’s hard to imagine the terror and pain that is hanging over the Denver suburb following a school shooting rampage that ended in at least 15 deaths.
ARTISTS PAINT ON METAL SHEETS INSTEAD OF FABRIC
April 22, 1999
The painting style was popular in Europe and Spanish America for about 200 years.
CROP INSURANCE FIRMS UNDER FIRE
April 22, 1999
Tough-talking Republicans portrayed last fall’s authorization of $3.9 billion in “disaster relief” to uninsured farmers as the end of expensive farm handouts. Now, citing plunging crop prices and widespread crop failures, the House Agriculture Committee is earmarking nearly $6 billion for what it promises will be “permanent changes” in the very same program.
WILLIAM M. OLIN OBITUARY
April 22, 1999
WILLIAM M. OLIN Services for William M. Olin, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
S CONVENIENCE STORE
April 22, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo John Helms of Star Signs & Graphics Inc. threads wires for a Chip’s covenience store sign at 23rd and Harper. It will be the second Chip’s in Lawrence — the first is open at 454 N. Iowa.
THE MAG: THE CREDIBLE CRITICCUBANISMO IS BET BEST OF THE WEEK
April 22, 1999
Direct from the land of Castro, Cubanismo will bring its traditional Cuban music to The Granada Tuesday night. For years Cuban music was isolated and rarely heard outside of the island. However, Cubanismo has changed all of that.
HOSPITALS FOR APRIL 22
April 22, 1999
Births Kevin and Brandy Hodson, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
CAR COSTS BREAKOUT
April 22, 1999
FOR MORE INFORMATION The AAA has compiled an annual driving cost survey since 1950, when the average cost to own and operate a vehicle, regardless of size, was 9 cents a mile or $900 a year — and gas cost 27 cents a gallon.
LINCOLN CENTER CHANGES NAME
April 22, 1999
Doctors’ group gets new name
KNOW
April 22, 1999
The jet set. Rebecca May, 14, left, Jenna Sheldon-Sherman, 15, center, and Laura Callaway, 15, return from the 1999 American Choral Director’s Assn. national convention in Chicago Feb. 26-28. The girls are members of the Lawrence Children’s Choir, which was selected to perform at the event. The photo was taken by Beth Karpowitz, Lawrence, and submitted by Rebecca May. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
GOP STRUGGLES IN CALIFORNIA
April 22, 1999
Last Thursday morning, when a reporter walked into the office of state Sen. Jim Brulte, the unofficial mastermind of the beleaguered Republican minority in the capitol of this mega-state, he brought a bit of news: All hell was about to break loose in the first-floor corridor separating the offices of the two top Democrats, Gov. Gray Davis and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. Davis had scheduled a news conference to announce he would appeal a district court decision that essentially nullified Prop. 187, the 1994 initiative sponsored by former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson that denied the children of illegal aliens access to California schools, health clinics and social services. Bustamante had learned within the hour of the decision and, his press secretary had tipped off the reporter, he was furious.
BOWERS HOPES DEFENSE DOMINATES SPRING GAME
April 22, 1999
No offense to Kansas University’s offensive players, but Tim Bowers sure would like to see the Jayhawks’ ball carriers struggle during Saturday’s spring football game at Memorial Stadium. “We want to have a good showing on defense, to show we can stop the run this year,” noted Bowers, a 6-foot, 225-pound junior outside linebacker from Columbus, Ohio.
PLANNERS SUPPORT CITY PERMIT FOR POOL
April 22, 1999
Monday night, members of the Lawrence school board will consider “donating” 5 acres of property at Free State High School to the city for construction of an indoor aquatic center.
LAWRENCE RESTAURANTS EXCEL IN SPECIFIC DISHES
April 22, 1999
What Lawrence restaurant serves the best appetizers? Chicken-fried steak? Here are some tasty picks.
CALENDAR
April 22, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
FORD RANGER INFO
April 22, 1999
1999 FORD RANGER SPORT PICKUP Price as tested: $24,450 (includes discounts not always available).
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
April 22, 1999
TODAY 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Dr. Lu Wright, “Can Problems With Alcohol Run in Families?” Lawrence Memorial Hospital Room B, 325 Maine. Sponsored by the Lawrence school district.
LEGISLATORS GETTING START ON FOSTER CARE REVISIONS
April 22, 1999
A Legislative panel will begin working a major foster care bill today.
CD REVIEWS
April 22, 1999
Make Me Believe Doug Hoekstra
MAKES STATEMENT ABOUT CLASS SYSTEM
April 22, 1999
Sarah Daniels’ play points out how well-meaning aristocrats can damage other people’s lives.
CLOSE
April 22, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.49; soybeans, $4.60; milo, $1.72; corn, $1.89. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.60; milo, NA; corn, $1.90. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.54; soybeans, $4.60; milo, $1.72; corn, $1.94.
KU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
April 22, 1999
Aug. 28 — at Notre Dame Sept. 11 — Cal State Northridge
OUR TOWN
April 22, 1999
City Man to be Enshrined: Bob Porter of Lawrence will be inducted into the Kansas Bowling Association Hall of Fame on Friday in Hutchinson. Porter, who retired in January as associate director of Kansas University facilities operations, is being honored for his years of service to KBA. Porter is the group’s current president. *
CARPENTERS LEND HANDS TO PROJECT
April 22, 1999
The Hands on History Room will include two mobile units: a large cabinet containing American Indian items and a smaller Discovery Zone cabinet where children may reach though small holes to feel objects.
STUDENT POETRY
April 22, 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. I waited
HALLMARK CELEBRATES EARTH DAY BY TOUTING ITS RECYCLING EFFORTS
April 22, 1999
As part of Hallmark Cards’ recycling program, the plant has set up a large display in conjunction with Earth Day, which is today.
S WORK FUSES BALLET, MODERN DANCE, MALAYSIAN DANCE
April 22, 1999
University Dance Company thrives because its dancers can perform varied dance styles while maintaining the integrity of each piece, its director says.