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S LHS RECORD
April 27, 1999
Purdy Record School, Yrs W-L-T
APR 27-25 YEARS AGO
April 27, 1999
There were indications that inflation could hike the cost of the new Kansas University law school building from an intended $3.4 million to more than $3.8 million. City planner Ron Jones said he was running about six weeks behind schedule in his update of the city’s comprehensive plan.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
April 27, 1999
Tech stocks propel Wall Street to records
RETIREMENT
April 27, 1999
Olathe North football coach Gene Wier will miss seeing Dick Purdy standing on the opposite sideline come the fall of 1999. Purdy announced Monday that he is retiring after 41 seasons of coaching high school football, the last nine spent at Lawrence High.
CLOSE
April 27, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,718.59
LAWRENCE OFFICIAL TOUTS EFFORTS TO INCREASE RECYCLING CITYWIDE
April 27, 1999
Lawrence residents and businesses last year recycled an additional 500 tons through city programs.
KBS TO HOLD BLOOD DRIVES
April 27, 1999
KBS to conduct blood drives
RAY EVANS OBITUARY
April 27, 1999
RAY RICHARD EVANS Kansas City, Kan. — Services for Ray Richard Evans, 76, Prairie Village, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Church, Fairway. Private burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
PURDY ABLE TO MAINTAIN LHS TRADITION
April 27, 1999
Shortly after being hired as Lawrence High football coach in 1990, Dick Purdy boldly told his coaching staff it was time for a switch. “I had the idea to change the helmet,” he recalled while announcing his retirement on Monday.
ONEOK UPS OFFER FOR SOUTHWEST GAS
April 27, 1999
Facing a bidding war for the company, Oneok raised its offer for the Las Vegas-based gas company and won.
APR 27-40 YEARS AGO
April 27, 1999
E. Thayer Gaston, chairman of the music education department at Kansas University, received the presidential citation of the National Federation of Music clubs at the national session of the group in San Diego. Gaston was considered a major pioneer in the field of music therapy.
PURDY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
April 27, 1999
After compiling an 84-17 record and winning five state championships, Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy has had enough.
TUESDAY DATEBOOKS
April 27, 1999
TODAY 10:30 a.m.: Storytime for toddlers and preschool children, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Registration required for toddlers.
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 27, 1999
Free State baseball rained out again
APR 27-100 YEARS AGO
April 27, 1999
On April 27, 1899, the Lawrence Journal’s headline read “BETWEEN TWO STATES - The Base Ball Game between Kansas and Missouri Universities Exciting Interest.” The article began: “The first athletic contest ever pulled off in Lawrence with a Missouri university team, will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, when the Missouri base ball team comes to Lawrence for a match game with the Kansas university team.”
FREE STATE TRACK PARTLY WASHED
April 27, 1999
Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Free State Invitational track meet should have been in full swing. Instead, FSHS coach Steve Heffernan was stuck in an aluminum storage shed next to the track, tallying the results of the events completed before a thick dose of nasty weather sent the teams scurrying for bus seats.
DELLA CHAFFIN
April 27, 1999
Services for Della Chaffin, 99, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Chaffin died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Sterling House Assisted Living in Lawrence.
JAYHAWKS LEAD BIG 12 GOLF
April 27, 1999
Hutchinson — Kansas University’s Chris Thompson and Ryan Vermeer both shot sizzling 1-under-par scores of 139 after 36 holes Monday at the Big 12 men’s golf championships at Prairie Dunes. Their rounds helped the Jayhawks place first entering today’s final 18-hole round of the annual conference meet.
FOUR CITIES IN RUNNING AS SITE FOR DETENTION CENTER
April 27, 1999
Baldwin and Lawrence apparently are not in the running for the center, which would temporarily house federal prisoners.
EUDORA SWEARS IN NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
April 27, 1999
The new council members said Monday night they would like to see the city encourage development and lower utility rates in effort to improve Eudora.
SUPPORTERS AWAIT SENATE OK OF PLAN FOR COLLEGE SAVINGS
April 27, 1999
The proposed legislation is an acknowledgment by policy-makers here and nationally that higher-education costs for families have been climbing steeply the past few years.
LOIS HAYES OBITUARY
April 27, 1999
LOIS HAYES Topeka — Memorial services for Lois Hayes, 82, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wesley Hall at Aldersgate Village. A private family inurnment service will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery.
WOODBERRY NAMED MVP
April 27, 1999
Brisbane, Australia — Former Kansas University guard Steve Woodberry of the Brisbane Bullets has been named Most Valuable Player of Australia’s National Basketball League. Woodberry, a 1994 KU graduate, averaged 27.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.1 steals last season. He hit 50.1 percent of his shots from the floor and 41.8 percent of his three-pointers.
LAWRENCE ATHLETIC CLUB OPENING SOUTH SIDE GYM
April 27, 1999
Lawrence Athletic Club isn’t just rebuilding, it’s moving south. The club, which is rebuilding after being gutted by fire earlier this year, plans to open a second gym on the city’s south side this summer.
HATE EXISTS HERE
April 27, 1999
To the editor: By now, we have all heard of the tragedy that occurred on April 20 in Littleton, Colo. To be thinking that this couldn’t happen in our own community, we are ignoring the hate that does exist in our own community and schools.
CLOSE
April 27, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $4.46; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.81. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.46; milo, NA; corn, $1.82. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.47; soybeans, $4.46; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.86.
DELLA BRATTEN CHAFFIN OBITUARY
April 27, 1999
DELLA BRATTEN CHAFFIN Services for Della Bratten Chaffin, 99, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Chapel. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Mo.
LHS TO BEGIN SEARCH
April 27, 1999
Don’t tell Lawrence High athletics director Ron Commons the Lions head football coaching job has lost its luster. When Dick Purdy became the LHS coach in 1990, the Lions were coming off a state championship season and applicants were abundant.
SPORTS ON TV TUESDAY
April 27, 1999
Today Baseball
OWEN H. SMITH OBITUARY
April 27, 1999
OWEN H. SMITH Topeka — Memorial services for Owen H. Smith, 87, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. His body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center. Cremation will follow the medical study.
ALBERT JAMES WHITEBIRD OBITUARY
April 27, 1999
ALBERT JAMES WHITEBIRD Horton — Drum services for Albert James “Ship-Shee-Wan-No” Whitebird, 40, Horton, will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Old Kickapoo Community Building. Burial will be held Wednesday at Kennekuk Indian Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation, west of Horton.
PURDY ENDS 41-YEAR COACHING CAREER
April 27, 1999
Lawrence High’s Dick Purdy, who has won more big-class state championships than any other high school football coach in Kansas, announced his retirement on Monday. Purdy, who turned 65 on April 11, compiled a 270-138-5 record in 41 seasons as a high school football coach. In nine seasons at LHS, he amassed an 84-17 mark (.832 winning percentage) and five state championships.
VIRUS WREAKS LITTLE HAVOC
April 27, 1999
The “Chernobyl” virus failed to create the widespread computer havoc it was designed to wreak.
DEERFIELD CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
April 27, 1999
In conjunction with Deerfield School’s 30th anniversary, students, teachers and parents at the school have purchased and dedicated a bench in memory of longtime crossing guard Harold Dotson.
LAWRENCE POLICE QUESTION SWJH STUDENT ABOUT THREAT
April 27, 1999
Police questioned a 15-year-old Southwest Junior High School student after he e-mailed to a girl a dire warning he later claimed was just a joke.
KU LEADER, STUDENT ENJOY ROLE REVERSAL
April 27, 1999
A KU sophomore who switched places with the chancellor resisted the temptations to give everybody a raise, fly the university’s jet and park in the chancellor’s reserved spot.
SPEEDING TICKET SOUNDOFF
April 27, 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 that, depending on the facts, a police officer has the authority to void a speeding ticket containing incorrect information on the citation.
S…
April 27, 1999
Should parents be held responsible for their child’s actions? Brandon Henderson,
BLOTTER
April 27, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
ONE DRUG ARREST TURNS INTO THREE
April 27, 1999
Three area residents arrested Sunday found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time — the middle of a methamphetamine lab bust. What started out as one arrest mushroomed into three more for the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit, Douglas County Undersheriff Kenny Massey said.