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MAYER ON EVANS
April 26, 1999
Bill Mayer of the Journal-World wrote a column about Ray Evans in March of 1997, after Kansas University retired Evans’ basketball jersey No. 15 on Feb. 22, 1997. The first time I saw Ray Evans as an athlete was as a Kansas City Wyandotte football halfback in the fall of 1939. He was coming off a foot injury. It was questionable whether he’d be able to perform at his best against arch-rival Ward. He became one of my heroes (I was 14 then) that night at Ward Field and nothing since has changed that.
INCORPORATIONSLIENS
April 26, 1999
The following incorporation was filed recently in Douglas County: The Baldwin Knights Association Inc., 221 Elm, Baldwin.
PH.D.S REPRODUCING TOO QUICKLY
April 26, 1999
Here is an irony to savor. Once upon a time, Marxists predicted that the inevitable collapse of capitalism would be brought on by (among other “contradictions” in the system) a crisis of overproduction. That is, the steady impoverishment of the masses would mean an insufficiency of customers for what capitalism produced.
M SOFTBALL LINES
April 26, 1999
Kansas 1, Texas A&M 0, 9 Innings Texas A&M 000 000 000 — 0 6 0
CITY TO ACT ON $2 MILLION IN GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS
April 26, 1999
Public comments regarding the city’s Consolidated Plan will be accepted until May 29.
CUOMO PASSES UP CHANCE TO DEFEND TROUBLED HUD
April 26, 1999
It was far from your typical buttoned-down lobbyists’ gathering: Balloons flying, whistles blowing, bull horns bellowing and choreographed dance routines. Neckties weren’t officially banned, but none could be spotted in a large roomful of activists. National People’s Action had their annual meeting in the nation’s capital two weekends ago. It was a chance for housing activists and community groups from around the country to gather in a single place and press their concerns to America’s leaders.
SIXTY GATHER TO SUPPORT VICTIMS
April 26, 1999
About 60 people attended a local candlelight vigil Sunday in wake of the Littleton, Colo., school shootings Tuesday.
PARENTING COLUMN
April 26, 1999
Reading to your toddler is one of the best preschool experiences your child will ever have.
WJHS TO PRESENT SPRING CONCERTS
April 26, 1999
West Junior High School’s Spring Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. May 5 in the school’s gym. The Seventh Grade Band, A Band and Symphonic Band will perform. Selections will include “George of the Jungle,” “Theme from ‘Ice Castles,’” and “Jump, Jive and Wail.” *
BAKER WETLANDS FIELD DAY CANCELED
April 26, 1999
Baker Wetlands field day canceled
HERBAL WORKSHOP OFFERED
April 26, 1999
Herbal medicine workshop offered
MONDAY DATEBOOK
April 26, 1999
TODAY Canceled: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
BLUES, WHITES TIE 7-ALL IN KU SPRING GAME
April 26, 1999
Fourth-string tailback Mike Lewis ran wild as the first-string Blues played to a 7-all tie with the backup Whites in a conservative KU football spring game.
RICHER KEEPS SOCCER GIRLS IN LINE
April 26, 1999
Jennifer Richer is getting a chance to pass along the skills of her favorite sport to a new generation of soccer-mad girls.
RAY EVANS DIES AT AGE OF 76
April 26, 1999
In football, Ray Evans led the nation in pass completions in 1942, and in basketball, he was a four-time All-Big Six selection.
LIED DIRECTOR PREPARES FOR BOOT CAMP
April 26, 1999
The assistant technical director at the Lied Center is aiming for a new career.
STARR-STRUCK
April 26, 1999
The role of the Democrats in setting up the Ken Starr efforts has an amusing element to it. Ken Starr, the controversial special counsel who has taken a lot of lumps for a long time, says if he had his way the office from which he operates would be abolished.
PATH COURTESY
April 26, 1999
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to that rare bicyclist or person roller-blading who shouts a warning when approaching me from behind while on the bicycle/walk path on Clinton Parkway. That minor courtesy gives me the opportunity to shorten the leash on my dog and the knowledge that now is not the time for me to suddenly wander on the pathway. This keeps all of us from becoming involved in any type of accident.
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April 26, 1999
When the rain kept falling Sunday morning and it looked as if Kansas University’s softball doubleheader with Texas A&M would be canceled, KU coach Tracy Bunge watched the radar. No word if she looked at the Weather Channel or Sarah Workman.
KU SOCCER TEAM WINS
April 26, 1999
Kansas University clobbered Southwest Missouri State, 9-3, in women’s soccer on Sunday at Anschutz Sports Pavilion after the rain-soaked SuperTarget Field was ruled unplayable. KU and the Bears played an 8-on-8 contest with three 30-minute periods on 80 yards of the Anschutz artificial turf.
M BASEBALL BOX
April 26, 1999
KANSAS ab r h bi Brandon O’Neal 2b 4 1 1 0
AGGIES SWEEP KANSAS
April 26, 1999
Greg Porter belted a grand slam in the third inning and Matt Ward tossed six shutout innings as No. 3 Texas A&M thumped Kansas University, 12-3, on Sunday to complete a three-game Big 12 baseball sweep. Porter, a freshman, went 2-for-4 and hit a homer in all three games of the series. Daylan Holt hit a solo home run in the fourth inning — his 25th of the season to tie A&M’s single-season record set last year by Craig Kuzmic.
MODEL MASTERS TO HOLD FUN FLY
April 26, 1999
Model Masters to hold annual Fun Fly May 8
KU SPRING GAME STATISTICS
April 26, 1999
RUSHING Mike Lewis 9-82, Mitch Bowles 4-40, Henrí Childs 8-36, Carl Arnold 8-23, Jake Letourneau 1-2, Zac Wegner 2-0, Carl Horton 3-0, Jonas Weatherbie 1-(-6).
BLOTTER
April 26, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
4-26 ARE YOU TIRED OF THE RAIN AND COLD THIS SPRING?
April 26, 1999
Are you tired of the rain and cold this spring? Eric Finger,
PANEL TO PUSH FOR $200,000 FOR ATTORNEYS
April 26, 1999
The full Legislature returns Wednesday to begin the wrap-up session, and supporters of the bill hope to have the measure ready by then.
PROGRAM BENEFITS SPECIAL NEEDS NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN
April 26, 1999
The Kansas Native American Parent Project is for American Indian parents who have children with physical, emotional or learning disabilities.
APR26-25
April 26, 1999
IN 1974 The proposed Clinton Parkway had its day in court and got what local officials believed was a warm reception from the U.S. Senate Public Works Committee in Washington. U.S. Sen. Bob Dole had proposed 70 percent funding for the parkway to the new lake and local officials testifying in Washington said they felt good about the prospects for the job.
APR 26-40 YEARS AGO
April 26, 1999
IN %% 1959 Harry Truman spoke at his first guest lecture class at Columbia University in New York. The house was packed for the popular former president from nearby Independence, Mo.
KU SPORTS LEGEND LEAVES LEGACY OF SERVICE
April 26, 1999
Kansas University All-American Ray Evans is remembered as a generous and loyal supporter of KU.
FORMER LHS LEADER PAVES FOUNDATION FOR PANTHERS
April 26, 1999
Once a Lion, always a Lion? Former Lawrence High School principal Brad Tate is nearing the end of Park Hill South High School’s first year.
BASEBALL SOUNDOFF
April 26, 1999
When will Lawrence High and Free State High play against each other in baseball this year? The two city high schools will meet in a doubleheader on May 11 at Free State. The first game will start at 4:15 p.m.
BEST BETS
April 26, 1999
TODAY Kansas University Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
PERFECT PUT-DOWNS ARE WORTH THE WAIT
April 26, 1999
The Saturday Evening Post once ran a regular feature called “The Perfect Squelch” in which victims of rude people got the last laugh on their tormentors. Wouldn’t you just know — now that the feature is discontinued — that my friend Paul would provide me with the most perfect of squelches. Paul used to be a sheep rancher in western Kansas and, as a result of that enterprise, has a warm sheepskin coat, which he wears only when the weather is bitterly cold. He once wore it to church and was accosted by a woman who said, “I think that poor little lamb really misses his warm coat.” Paul chose to ignore the comment, but when she approached him later and said the same thing in front of a group of children, Paul said quietly, “Well, I can assure you that he doesn’t.”
KU TENNIS
April 26, 1999
The lone senior on Kansas’ women’s tennis team celebrated Senior Day the right way — with a victory. “A win over our rivals, Texas A&M, was a perfect way for me to end my career,” KU senior Kris Sell said after KU’s 6-3 victory over Texas A&M. KU is ranked 43rd in the country; the Aggies No. 39.
APR 26-100 YEARS AGO
April 26, 1999
IN 1899 On April 26, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “Chicago is trying the experiment of free baths for the schools. After baths are established, it is proposed to try free lunches for the children. No doubt many of the children are sorely in need of both the bath and the lunch, but how about the idea of bringing up the young American with the notion that everything is free? What will he do when his school days are over and the free bath and the free lunch are not to be had.”
HOME BUYERS SHARE LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE
April 26, 1999
Knight Ridder Newspapers Here are some lessons learned by recent home buyers:
QUINN - JOB CHANGES CAN LEAD TO TRAIL OF RETIREMENT PLANS
April 26, 1999
If you’ve held several jobs during your working life, and they all provided a retirement plan, I hate to think about your paperwork. All the plans are probably trailing you, like a comet’s tail. Reader Suzanne O’Keefe of Brooklyn, N.Y., writes that she has two 403(b) plans, from when she taught at graduate school; a third 403(b) from her current employer; a self-directed pension from her current employer, which lets her pick the mutual funds; a 457 plan from the City of New York; and an Individual Retirement Account.
LITTLETON VIGIL
April 26, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photo Larry Puzzo holds his daughter, Katie McCusker, 2, as they watch Kris McCusker, Katie’s mother, light her candle from Becky Mason’s at a candlelight vigil, Sunday. The Lawrence residents were among about sixty people who attended the vigil which was held at the South Park gazebo.