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August 24, 1999
A national college guide rates Kansas University a “best buy.” “The Fiske Guide to Colleges” in its 2000 edition says, “With solid academics, outstanding extracurricular programs, winning athletics and a stellar social life, it’s easy to see why thousands of students call KU home.”
MAN STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES DURING FIGHT
August 24, 1999
Police spent hours at the scene of a stabbing early Saturday.
OF BODY FOUND IN RIVER
August 24, 1999
Authorities think they know the identity of a man pulled Friday from the Kansas River, but a friend of the man was unable Saturday to provide a positive identification. The body, found by employees at the Bowersock Mills & Power Co. behind city hall, might have been in the water for a couple of days. An autopsy conducted Saturday afternoon in Topeka by Douglas County Coroner Dr. Erik Mitchell showed the man drowned, said Lt. Don Crowe of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
BLOTTER FOR AUG. 22, 1999
August 24, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BLOTTER FOR AUG. 14, 1999
August 24, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
MARRIAGE LICENSES
August 24, 1999
District Court Marriage licenses issued
MARRRIAGE LICENSES
August 24, 1999
Marriage licenses issued Benjamin Chase, 20, Lawrence, and Amber Michelle Hicks, 19, Lawrence.
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
August 24, 1999
TODAY 3 p.m.: Douglas County Senior Services board of directors, conference room, Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.
TOO HIGHPRICE
August 24, 1999
To the editor: In the past week you have carried two stories about the World of Oz theme park, one concerning the developer’s offer to share in the cost of building an interchange for traffic off K-10, the other reporting on a group opposing the development. I am amazed by the lack of reader response to these stories about the development of this huge Disney-style (the developer’s words) theme park in Lawrence’s backyard.
RELIGION BAN
August 24, 1999
To the editor: It is well known that a theory is made up of a lot of ifs. If this could have happened, and if it did, then this must have happened, and if it must have, then this did happen, so this makes this be absolute fact.
FREE STATE UPDATES DEPTH CHART
August 24, 1999
After Saturday’s preseason football scrimmage, Free State High coach Bob Lisher evaluated the game film and compared it to last year’s scrimmage. The verdict?
HUMANIST CHURCH SOUNDOFF
August 24, 1999
In Tuesday’s Journal World, (Steve) Abrams from the state school board makes a statement and refers to the Humanist Church. Just exactly what is the Humanist Church? “There’s no such thing,” said Tim Miller, professor and chair of religious studies at Kansas University. “It’s a made-up construct. ” There is no such organization.”
ROLLAND EUGENE DEMOSS OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
ROLLAND EUGENE DEMOSS Services for Rolland Eugene DeMoss, 78, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Second Christian Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, with military honors by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14.
CHARLES W. RILEY OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
CHARLES W. RILEY Honolulu, Hawaii — Services for Charles W. Riley, 58, Honolulu, Hawaii, were held Aug. 15..
DOLORA EDITH HOOVER OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
DOLORA EDITH HOOVER Fredonia — Services for Dolora Edith Hoover, 82, Fredonia, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Bible Baptist Church in Fredonia. Burial will be in Weakley Cemetery, near New Albany.
BLOTTER
August 24, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
MORE KEMPER WINNERS NAMED.
August 24, 1999
Eight more faculty receive Kemper awards
QUELLHORST NAMED NEW BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR
August 24, 1999
Business-education director named
GLENN FRANKLIN BROWN OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
GLENN FRANKLIN BROWN Topeka — No services are planned for Glenn Franklin “Brownie” Brown, 89, Topeka. He was cremated.
MERCEDES JAIMEZ OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
MERCEDES “MERCY” JAIMEZ Mass of Christian Burial for Mercedes “Mercy” Jaimez, 72, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence.
DOHERTY CREDITS WILLIAMSSMITH
August 24, 1999
Matt Doherty, who played basketball for Dean Smith at North Carolina and assisted Tar Heel Roy Williams seven years at Kansas, believes his lineage helped him land his first head coaching job at Notre Dame. “I joked with (Irish AD) Mike Wadsworth during the interview that I own the rights to a Dean Smith franchise and it’s up to you to put it in South Bend,” Doherty said Monday.
DROWNING VICTIM DESCRIBED AS HARD WORKER
August 24, 1999
A Kansas University student whose body was discovered Friday in the Kansas River was a hard worker, professors said Monday.
S CONDITION IS FAIR
August 24, 1999
A 21-year-old Kansas University employee was in fair condition Monday at a Kansas City area hospital, where he is recovering from injuries sustained in a stabbing early Saturday. Officials are guarding where Aron Guthrie is recuperating from the stab wounds he suffered during a fight that broke out during a party at 12th and Ohio streets.
HEADLINE ACT CANCELS ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 24, 1999
Everlast won’t be coming to Lawrence this weekend after all. The popular hip-hop artist and six other bands were scheduled to perform Sunday at the Jayhawk Music Festival at Clinton Lake State Park. But a wrench was thrown into the works Monday when festival organizers were told Everlast, the headline act, would have to pull out of the lineup because of exhaustion.
PANEL TO STUDY GRADING SYSTEM
August 24, 1999
The Lawrence school board debated merits of a weighted-grading system Monday before sending the issue back to a committee and asking for a report in October. There is disagreement on the board about how to alleviate concerns of parents, students and teachers who believe the district’s current grade-point-average and class-ranking systems don’t say enough about student performance.
AUG 24-40 YEARS AGO
August 24, 1999
Kansas University Chancellor Franklin Murphy said the KU fall semester enrollment in 1959 would “probably have a modest increase,” to a figure of around 9,250. The local weather had amounted to “hot monotony” of late, with highs near 100 degrees and nighttime lows around 80. There had been no rain for 10 days and prospects for such were weak.
FUGITIVE ARRESTED WITH HELP OF CALL TO CRIME STOPPERS
August 24, 1999
A tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest Monday of one of the Lawrence Police Department’s featured fugitives this month. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department officials arrested Annetta D. Moten about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of East 13th with the help of police, Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson said.
HOW MUCH PERSONAL TIME TO YOU SPEND ON THE INTERNET?
August 24, 1999
How much personal time do you spend on the Internet? Lauren Frost,
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
August 24, 1999
Kansas soccer blanks Park College
BOBBIE LEE ALLEN OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
BOBBIE LEE ALLEN Oskaloosa — Services for Bobbie Lee Allen, 49, Easton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Langley Cemetery, Easton.
CLARA ELLEN ROBINSON OBITUARY
August 24, 1999
CLARA ELLEN ROBINSON Private inurnment services are planned for Clara Ellen Robinson, 80, Eudora, at Eudora Cemetery. She was cremated.
SCHOOL BOND PROJECTS OVER BUDGET
August 24, 1999
A budget crisis is brewing regarding a handful of major Lawrence school district building projects approved by voters in November 1998.
FAIRGROUNDS PLAN RETURNS FOR HEARING
August 24, 1999
The planning commission will consider a permit request Wednesday for a new community center at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON AREA HIGHWAYSROADS
August 24, 1999
The Kansas Turnpike may soon be clear, but watch out for construction delays on other highways.
KDOT STUDYING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF 59 ALIGNMENTS
August 24, 1999
One option for improving U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence calls for a four-lane “expressway” along the present route. The other calls for a four-lane “freeway” about a mile east of the current highway.
AUTO TAB CORRECTION
August 24, 1999
An article about special edition vehicles in the Journal-World’s Open Road edition of Aug. 12-17 contained incorrect information. Bill Wheeler is new car sales manager for Jim Clark Motors.
MARRIAGE LICENSES
August 24, 1999
District Court Marriage licenses issued
HOSPITALS
August 24, 1999
Dismissals Terri Matches and baby boy, Lawrence.
DIVORCES
August 24, 1999
District court Divorces granted
A BRICK WALK
August 24, 1999
The city has done enough to accommodate Old West Lawrence’s taste in sidewalks. It’s wonderful that the residents of Old West Lawrence take such an avid interest in the appearance of their neighborhood. Their pride in their area, no doubt, has helped it hold onto its quaint, historical character.
CHEESE SNOWBALL TO MAN RIGHT GUARD FOR KU
August 24, 1999
They don’t have the kinds of nicknames that strike fear in the hearts of their opponents. Regardless, Cheese and Snowball — aka juniors Chuck Jarvis and Marc Owen, in that order — will man the right offensive guard spot on Saturday when Kansas University’s football team faces Notre Dame.
MATT DOHERTY
August 24, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — Matt Doherty looks out his men’s basketball office window and sees majestic Notre Dame Stadium, site of Saturday’s Kansas-Fighting Irish football game. “To coach (Terry) Allen, I apologize. Bob Frederick, I apologize. I’d like the score to be 34-33, Notre Dame,” Doherty said with a smile. “Obviously, I’ve got to pull for Notre Dame. I hope it’s a good game, but Notre Dame signs my checks now.”
SUPERFUND SITE URGED FOR DESOTO PLANT
August 24, 1999
Residents and two mayors voiced opposition to a proposed theme park to be built south of DeSoto, questioning the developer’s experience.
AUG 24-25 YEARS AGO
August 24, 1999
Enrollment figures for Kansas University for the fall semester were currently being recalculated after some discrepancies had been found in the university computer system. Officials were unable to determine whether fall enrollment was up, down or simply stable. In recent times, annual increases had not been as sizable as in the past.
MORE BREWING THAN CHEWING CLOSES BUSINESS
August 24, 1999
The Brown Bear Brewing Co. plans to ask city commissioners for leniency tonight. The establishments failure to meet a city food-sales requirement established in 1994 has forced it to close.
COUNSELOR UNAWARE OF ROAD FRUSTRATION
August 24, 1999
A 23rd Street access issue has Douglas County commissioners frustrated, but not with their counselor.
CITY STANDINGS
August 24, 1999
Monday’s Men’s 5-7: El Mezcal 3-0, Manpower Hitters 2-1, B(u)y Lawrence 2-1, Dawg’s 2-2, Hammers 1-3, FSBC 0-3. Monday Women’s Two: What Ever 3-0, GBK 2-0, UNO 1-1, Power Drinkers 1-1, Beletz by Design 1-1, XX 0-2, Daisy’s 0-3.
S ROOKIES SET TO SHAPE YOUNG MINDS
August 24, 1999
Dozens of teachers new to the Lawrence district set about inspiring students on the first day of classes in the 1999-2000 school year.
BLOTTER
August 24, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HUNGER CORRECTION
August 24, 1999
A display quote featured in Friday’s Journal-World story about hunger among Kansas children was incorrectly attributed. John Garlinger, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, gave the quote that was featured on page 3A.
CLOSE OUT CENTURY
August 24, 1999
As Aug. 26 approaches, our one-woman jury gathers again to pick the winners of the 1999 Equal Rites Awards. This is an annual ceremony held in honor of our foremothers who won the right to vote on this day, 79 years ago. In the last year of the millennium, we approach our task with special seriousness. We have, blessedly, had enough signs of progress to astonish our foremothers. In the past year, Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a space shuttle, Carly Fiorina broke the glass cyber-ceiling to become head of Hewlett-Packard, and a soccer team of women kicked their way onto the Wheaties Box.
CORRECTION ON LETTER TO THE EDITOR
August 24, 1999
Bobby Randall was incorrectly identified in a letter published in Friday’s Public Forum. Randall is Kansas University’s head baseball coach.