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KU CONCESSIONS IS BIG BUSINESS CUTLINES
December 4, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photos Cold drinks are a major seller at Kansas University basketball games, so it’s no wonder that Steve Vormehr, president of Mid-America Concessions Inc., has his hands full of cups as he finishes stocking concessions stands Wednesday afternoon in preparation for tonight’s KU-Pepperdine game. The company gets 400,000 KU cups a year from another Lawrence business: PackerWare, a division of Berry Plastics.
ERIC FINCH OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
ERIC FINCH Ottawa — Services for Eric J. Finch, 19, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
OPPONENTS PLAN U.S. 59 FORUM
December 4, 1999
A group hopes to have area, state and federal representatives present at a forum next month about U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa.
COMMUNITY QUERIES CHAMBER FINALISTS
December 4, 1999
Four finalists are angling to become the next president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, an organization with 1,200 business members.
STACIE HAJNEY OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
STACIE HAJNEY Ottawa — Services for Stacie M. Hajney, 16, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
12-2 WITH UNDER A MONTH LEFT IN 1999, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU . . .
December 4, 1999
With under a month left in 1999, how worried are you about Y2K problems? Elinor Hillman,
CITY SWIMMING GLANCE
December 4, 1999
Rosters LAWRENCE HIGH
HEARING IN THEFT POSTPONED
December 4, 1999
Preliminary hearing in theft postponed
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
December 4, 1999
Honeywell acquires AlliedSignal after approval
T ID ASSAILANT AT TRIAL
December 4, 1999
A 21-year-old Lawrence man stabbed numerous times outside a party last summer told a jury he couldn’t identify his attacker because he was too inebriated to remember much of the incident. Aron Guthrie said he threw the first punch during the Aug. 21 altercation at 12th and Ohio, and even taunted the suspect, Bowen Dino, 25, after Dino warned Guthrie he had a knife.
SOUNDOFF ON AVERAGE ACT SCORES AT LHS, FREE STATE
December 4, 1999
What’s the average ACT score of Lawrence High School and Free State High School students? The ACT composite average at LHS dropped to 22.9 in 1999 from 24.2 in 1998. Students at Free State had a composite of 23.5, up significantly from last year’s 20 out of a maximum 36.
DEC2-40
December 4, 1999
IN %% 1959 The City of Lawrence already had added 330 acres to its area in 1959 and could add more by year’s end, city planner Bob Kipp said. The current size of the city was just under eight square miles.
FREE STATE FALLS IN WRESTLING
December 4, 1999
Free State High’s wrestling debuts received mixed reviews. Senior transfer Owen Lehmann won his first match as a Firebird, but senior transfer Michelle Caster was pinned as Blue Valley North defeated Free State, 48-28, Wednesday night at the FSHS small gym.
THURS BEST BEST
December 4, 1999
with pix of boko Moru TODAY
AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL CAPSULES
December 4, 1999
Baldwin Bulldogs Coach: Mike Berg (third year). Last season’s record: 14-8 overall/7-2 Frontier League (second). Top returners: Crystal Tutschulte, 5-7, sr., F-G; Amber Frost, 5-11, sr., C; Christie Wingert, 5-8, F-G, sr.; Janae Nuspl, 5-6, G, sr.; Kim Sledd, 5-6, F-G, sr.; Kristen Wessel, jr.; Mandy Moore, jr.; Suzie Weege, jr.; Tarin Troth, jr.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
December 4, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 2, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed, “When the president’s message goes in it will contain the excellent news that the active war in the Philippines is practically ended. The president has reason to congratulate himself and the country on this fact, and it is with feelings of the greatest relief that the country learns today that the flower of the Filipino army has surrendered, and that there will be no more battles of importance. The treatment given to the natives who have come within our lines has done as much to break the ranks, as have the bullets and bayonets. When the fighters find that they are to be treated as men and not as slaves, they will be quick to drop their guns and come in.”
DEC2-25
December 4, 1999
IN 1974 New daily room rates were announced for Lawrence Memorial Hospital that included an increase of $4.50 a day for general care beds, $25 a day for intensive care beds and $8.25 for pediatric beds. The semi-private room rate was now (in 1974) due to rise to $51.75 a day as of Jan. 1.
18 AND UNDER UNIFORMS?
December 4, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Feeling pretty casual during school, but keeping a neat appearance Joey Leistner 17, a sr at Free State High keeps a clean look even at a basketball game after school.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE RESIDENTIAL ZONE
December 4, 1999
Months of work culminating in more than 90 minutes of debate Wednesday appear to have cleared the way for Gregory and Marlene Bien to buy 51 acres west of Lawrence and build a house on the property. Douglas County commissioners ultimately agreed to allow the property to be rezoned from agricultural to suburban home residential with the condition that no more than two houses be built on it.
VAN BREDA KOLFF PLAYED IN ALLEN/NOTES
December 4, 1999
Now coach at Pepperdine, Jan van Breda Kolff scored eight points for Vanderbilt 27 years ago at Allen Fieldhouse.
THURS NEILSENS LIST
December 4, 1999
Here are the top 10 television shows, their networks and ratings for the week of Nov. 22-28, according to Nielsen Media Research. * “ER,” NBC, 17.7.
TOP MOVIES
December 4, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies and most popular videos. Top movies
DOCTOR GIVES KANSAS UNIVERSITY $1.8 MILLION
December 4, 1999
The former medical advice columnist’s gifts to Kansas University now total $3.8 million.
IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
December 4, 1999
IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT What: Holiday Invitational Arts and Crafts Show, featuring ceramics, prints, paintings, photographs, jewelry, textiles, drawings and holiday gift items by more than 30 artists.
December 4, 1999
Lawrence’s professional dance company is presenting a concert to celebrate those connected to First Step House.
KU CONCERT REFLECTS ON HOLIDAY SEASON
December 4, 1999
J-W staff reports “In dulci jubilo: Early Music for the Christmas Season” will be presented by the Kansas University Oread Consort and Collegium Musicum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bales Organ Recital Hall.
BONDS: STUDENTS ANSWER FOR KU RAISE
December 4, 1999
KU faculty would be well-served to let students lead the campaign for pay increases, says the Kansas Senate president.
COUNTY BRIEFS
December 4, 1999
County agrees to fund half of interchange
BOND TO SPEAK AT KU SENATE
December 4, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Kansas Senate President Dick Bond plans to discuss funding for higher education when he speaks at the University Senate meeting at 3:30 p.m. today at the Kansas University Visitor Center.
S MEANING CONFUSED BY SOME
December 4, 1999
Many non-Jews have misconceptions about Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that begins tonight.
SHOW HELPS SPONSOR LAWRENCE HOLIDAY PARTY
December 4, 1999
NBC’s “Today” show is backing a Christmas bash for Lawrence kids.
December 4, 1999
A member of the Kansas Biological Survey said a draft use plan of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was a compromise between ranching and preservation.
FORMER REGENTS DIRECTOR LEAVES FOR K-STATE
December 4, 1999
Christine Crenshaw is leaving the Board of Regents office for job at Kansas State University.
CITY SWIMMERS WIN FIVE EVENTS
December 4, 1999
What the city’s swimming and diving teams lack in numbers, they make up for with confidence. Lawrence High and Free State High opened the season Thursday with a triangular against Shawnee Mission South, which brought 20 swimmers, at Knox Natatorium.
ADD TO LOCAL BRIEFS
December 4, 1999
South falls, 60-42 Tecumseh — Shawnee Heights clipped Lawrence South, 60-42, in girls junior high basketball Thursday. Ashley Houk scored 16 points and had four steals for South (6-5). South won the B game, 70-13. Lindsay Garito had 22 points and 10 steals for South. Frenza Jackson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (8-3).
FSHS BASKETBALL GLANCE
December 4, 1999
Varsity/Junior Varsity Roster
FSHS BOYS BASKETBALL GLANCE
December 4, 1999
Varsity-JV Roster Seniors — Jess Criswell, Eugene Cruse, Jeff Dougherty and Mike Ward.
S BIG 12 DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF YEAR
December 4, 1999
Kansas University’s Carl Nesmith, a junior college wide receiver who moved to free safety and didn’t start until the eighth week of the football season, was named the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year by the Associated Press Nesmith, a 6-foot-3, 215-pounder, ranked second on the team with 89 total tackles, including a team-best 53 unassisted tackles. He also had three interceptions, five pass deflections, one blocked field goal, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
LABETTE THUMPS HASKELL WOMEN
December 4, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball coach Phil Homeratha expected the Fightin’ Indians to struggle in their first season as a four-year school. He didn’t expect his best forward to tear an anterior cruciate ligament, he didn’t foresee losing two junior college transfers to injuries and he sure as heck didn’t expect to lose his starting point guard — and leading scorer — to an ankle sprain on the eve of the Indians’ 81-62 loss to Labette Community College on Tuesday night at Coffin Complex.
FSHS WRESTLING ROSTERSCHEDULE
December 4, 1999
Roster Seniors — Michelle Caster, Ryan Fowler, Jeff Frenya, Owen Lehmann, Adam Rombough, Scott Smith and Matt Wehner.
S HOOPS BOX
December 4, 1999
LABETTE CC (81) Erica Carroll 1-5 1-4 3, Shanda Greer 7-12 0-0 17, Jennifer Gutierrez 2-6 2-2 8, Ola Belau 2-4 6-8 10, Patrycja Kozlowska 6-8 5-6 17, Melanie Schaper 1-4 3-4 5, Dee Anne Brown 3-5 0-0 6, Ingra Duncan 2-7 0-0 4, Elisa Turner 1-2 0-0 2, Pam Burris 1-3 2-4 4, Agatha Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Tabitha Smith 1-1 3-4 5. Totals 27-58 22-32 81
KU PLAYERS INJURED
December 4, 1999
A Kansas University football player was listed in serious condition at a Wichita hospital after being injured in an automobile accident near Emporia on Sunday afternoon. Adrian D. Jones, 18, Dallas, was driving a 1993 Honda four-door about 3:40 p.m. when the left rear tire of the vehicle blew and the vehicle went off the road, rolling once and landing on its wheels, a dispatcher with the Kansas Turnpike Authority said.
PERRY-LECOMPTON, OTTAWA DOMINATE ALL-AREA FOOTBALL
December 4, 1999
Perry-Lecompton and Ottawa, treasuring their best seasons in years, provided three players apiece for the Journal-World’s 1999 all-area small-class high school football team. The Kaws finished the season at 8-2, their best mark since 1981 and qualified for the Class 4A state playoffs for the first time since 1994. The Cyclones, who finished 8-1 for their best season since 1970, lost to Louisburg in the season finale.
ALL-AREA FOOTBALL GLANCE
December 4, 1999
First Team Player, school Pos. Ht. Wt. Year
SPORTS ON TV
December 4, 1999
Today Pro football Time Channel
CYCLING RESULTS
December 4, 1999
Area Results TOPEKA TURKEY CROSS
COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
December 4, 1999
College Bowl Games (Subject to change)
OTTAWA GIRLS BASKETBALL
December 4, 1999
Rachel Goetz recorded a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five steals as Ottawa High opened its girls basketball season with a 65-25 victory over Kansas City Christian here Thursday night. Lindsey Dietrich added 12 points, and Katie Sheffield had six points, seven assists and six steals.
KU VOLLEYBALL - REVES HONORED
December 4, 1999
Reves named to Big 12 squad
CITY BASKETBALL STANDINGS
December 4, 1999
City Standings Men’s One (Final): Natives 6-1, Quinton’s 4-3, Clean Team 3-4, DMB 2-5, FIJI 2-5.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 4, 1999
KU tight end Jones remains ‘serious’
BEST BETS
December 4, 1999
no pix TODAY
SLASHERS
December 4, 1999
Idealism at the WTO happenings “was soon shattered by crowbars, hammers and hypocrisy.” The majority of the people involved in protests and demonstrations at the World Trade Organization gathering in Seattle originally were peaceful and reasonable. Most have legitimate concerns about fair practices and policies in business and industry and proper stewardship of the environment. They could have had ample opportunities to express such sentiments. There also were people directly involved in the WTO sessions, or trying to be, who shared such worries.
CLUB NEWS
December 4, 1999
THE LAWRENCE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB met Monday night with 11 tables. The game was stratified and was directed by Virginia Seaver. North-South winners were Dave Piro and Robert Solick followed by James Gunn and Harry Shaffer. Third place was Jerry Sloan and Patt Radford; Klee Zaricky and Yvonne Hedges took fourth place. Strata C was won by Mary Treece and Barbara McCorkle.
JUDGE ROY WHOM?
December 4, 1999
Just when you think you know everything about Roy Williams … You learn Kansas University’s head basketball coach sometimes answers to the nickname of “Judge Roy Bean.”
S OPUS AT 20-MINUTE INTERVALS.
December 4, 1999
Volunteers begin reading Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” on the steps of KU’s Natural History Museum.
HAZEL WELLIVER OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
HAZEL WELLIVER McLouth — Graveside services for Hazel Lucille Welliver, 90, Oskaloosa, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at McLouth Cemetery.
POLICEMAN DISLOCATES SHOULDER IN ARREST
December 4, 1999
A Lawrence Police officer will be off duty for a while to recuperate from a scuffle with a suspect that resulted in a dislocated shoulder. Terry Haak was on a routine patrol Wednesday morning when he saw Major Cornelious Edwards Jr., 20, going into the Dillons grocery at 1015 W. 23rd St. Sgt. George Wheeler said Haak knew there was an outstanding warrant issued for Edwards.
MOORE SERVICES
December 4, 1999
Memorial services for Wilma (Schallau) Moore, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
FSHS-WR BOX SCORES
December 4, 1999
Free State 72, Topeka Washburn Rural 36 WASHBURN RURAL (36)
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BIRTHDAY PARTY
December 4, 1999
Birthday party: Friends and family celebrate Earl Torneden’s 95th birthday Sept. 22 at Jumpin’ Catfish Restaurant, Olathe. From left, longtime friend George O’Rouke, Pleasanton, grandson Erich Torneden, Kansas City, Kan., Earl Torneden, Baldwin, and granddaughter Christel Torneden, Kansas City, Kan. The photo was submitted by Harriet House, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
December 4, 1999
On Dec. 3, 1899, the Lawrence Journal had the following item from Casper Whitney’s football notes in Harper’s weekly. Whitney observed, “That Kansas University is this year counted among the reformed is indeed proof of a new era, for this institution has been one of the persistent offenders against purity in football. But this season the members of the Kansas eleven are bona fide students, none has played more than three years on the team, and a majority are second-year men. The faculty, so indifferent hitherto, is exercising more intelligent supervision, and altogether the trend seems to be towards clean sport.”
VICTIM ASKS JUDGE FOR LENIENCY
December 4, 1999
A victim in a robbery case asked a judge to be lenient on his attacker.
12-3 ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WTO MEETINGS AND PROTESTS?
December 4, 1999
Are you paying attention to the World Trade Organization meetings and protests? Adnan Chaudhry,
DARWIN ENGRAVED ON KANSAS UNIVERSITY
December 4, 1999
Charles Darwin’s name is literally carved in stone at Kansas University.
MUSEUM SOUND OFF
December 4, 1999
Why doesn’t Douglas County have a county museum? I’ve been traveling around Kansas and every other county has one. It seems to me that Douglas County’s history would be a lot more interesting than most. Douglas County doesn’t have a museum named as such. The Douglas County Historical Society board runs the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
BROWN SERVICES
December 4, 1999
Services for Robert E. Brown, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BLOTTER FOR DEC. 3, 1999
December 4, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CLOSE
December 4, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.13; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.42; corn, $1.64. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.42; milo, NA; corn, $1.64. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.13; soybeans, $4.44; milo, $1.42; corn, $1.69.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
December 4, 1999
November sales jump for Payless ShoeSource
SUSPECT TAKES CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ON JOYRIDE
December 4, 1999
Lawrence police are looking for a suspect who took a parked vehicle on a joyride Wednesday morning, but the thief’s vehicle choice has authorities intrigued. The $40,000 Kobelco track hoe was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of West 10th, four blocks away from Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., where it had been parked.
LYLES SERVICES
December 4, 1999
Services for Raymond “Baby Gene” Marshall Lyles, 54, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lyles died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home.
FUNDRAISERS WORK FOR LOCAL CAUSES
December 4, 1999
The more than 10,000 people that got a chance to walk through the Ludginton-Thacher House on Tennessee Street raised $70,000 for Cottonwood Inc. The Designers’ Showhouse, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 17, brought in $70,000 for the nonprofit organization which helps people who are developmentally disabled in Douglas and Jefferson Counties.
KU HOLIDAY CLINIC SLATED
December 4, 1999
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players and coaches will hold their annual one-day skills clinic for youths on Dec. 31 at Allen Fieldhouse. The clinic, for boys and girls grades 3-8, will run from noon until 4 p.m. The clinic includes three hours of personal instruction on the fundamentals of basketball followed by a one-hour photo and autograph session in Allen Fieldhouse. In addition, each youth will receive a camp T-shirt, the 1999-2000 Kansas Basketball Calendar and one ticket to the Jan. 4 Kansas-Pennsylvania game in Allen Fieldhouse (parents can purchase extra tickets at registration).
TOYS FOR TOTS PLANS HOLIDAY AUCTION
December 4, 1999
Toys for Tots plans holiday auction
K-STATE MAGAZINE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
December 4, 1999
K-State magazine seeks submissions
KANSAS-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT BOX
December 4, 1999
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (58) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 4, 1999
Firebirds win opener Free State High cruised in its junior varsity boys basketball opener, bolting to a 17-0 lead and holding on for a 61-48 victory over Washburn Rural Friday night. Junior Paul Holladay scored a team-high 13 points, followed by junior Brad Pohl (11 points), Niko Kuehner (10 points) and Mike Schaetzel (10 points).
CHAMBER WARNS MEMBERS ABOUT MAP ADS
December 4, 1999
Businesses that receive solicitations for a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce map should check with the chamber about their validity.
FORMER KU TEACHER BECOMES CMSU PRESIDENT
December 4, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Bobby Patton, a former Kansas University professor and department chairman, will be inaugurated this morning as the president of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg.
BALDWIN GIRLS
December 4, 1999
Baldwin High’s 1-2 punch of Crystal Tutschulte and Amber Frost combined for 31 points to boost the Bulldogs to a 49-37 girls basketball victory over Osawatomie in the season opener Friday. Tutschulte scored a game-high 16 points. Frost had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
HAROLD MYERS OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
HAROLD MYERS Atchison — Services for Harold R. Myers, 68, Lancaster, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Alderson Cemetery, west of Atchison.
JURORS ACQUIT MAN IN STABBING CASE
December 4, 1999
A jury on Friday found a 25-year-old Lawrence man not guilty of stabbing another man outside a party this summer, but he is now in the Douglas County Jail and might be sent to prison. Bowen Dino was acquitted of the aggravated battery charge in the Aug. 21 stabbing, but Kansas Department of Correction spokesman Bill Miskell said Dino would have to face a parole board to see if he would return to prison.
BLOTTER FOR DEC. 4
December 4, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
December 4, 1999
Cancer patient Timmy Adams’ triumphant return to Prairie Park School was toasted with pizza, cookies, presents and balloons.
DOUBLE FUNERAL PLANNED FOR COUPLE KILLED IN CAR WRECK
December 4, 1999
Two Franklin County teen-agers inseparable in life will be buried side-by-side Friday. “They were together all the time anyway. Why split them up now?” said Shawn Hajney, father of Stacie Hajney, 16. “Eric had just asked Stacie to marry him Saturday prior to the accident.”
JUDGE ROY WHOM?
December 4, 1999
Just when you think you know everything about Roy Williams … You learn Kansas University’s head basketball coach sometimes answers to the nickname of “Judge Roy Bean.”
NEIGHBOR KEEPS HER EYE ON FLOODPLAIN
December 4, 1999
A watchful neighbor is ensuring a floodplain near her home stays clear.
ANNIVERSARIES
December 4, 1999
Harold and Phyllis Ballew Harold and Phyllis Ballew, Baldwin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 9 with family and friends.
BEST BETS
December 4, 1999
with pix of papa m TODAY
WELLSVILLE-SANTA FE TRAIL BOYS
December 4, 1999
Boys Santa Fe Trail 59, Wellsville 48
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RESULTS
December 4, 1999
Friday at Baldwin BALDWIN 51, KC WARD 25
COLLISON HITS CHARITIES/NOTES
December 4, 1999
Nick Collison hit 4 of 4 free throws Thursday during crunch time against Georgia, not bad for a guy who air-balled the first free throw of his college career against Fairfield. “You remember his free throw against Fairfield was an airball. He was shocked by that,” KU coach Roy Williams said of Collison, a 6-foot-9 freshman from Iowa Falls, Iowa. “I know he was probably thinking about that. He stepped up and made four big free throws.”
DEC3-40
December 4, 1999
Kansas University business senior Jim Austin was named to the KU athletic board as a student delegate. Robert Schmidt, manager of the local Callery Chemical Co. plant, announced plans to become plant manager for the Carwin Co., North Haven, Conn. The Callery plant here had closed after a short run in the boron fuel business and the move had put some 185 local workers out of jobs.
DEC3-25
December 4, 1999
Don Fambrough, the Kansas football coach whose 1974 team had dropped its last six games, was on the verge of resigning, the Journal-World learned. The 52-year-old coach had compiled a 19-25-1 record in four years at the KU helm, but it was expected he would turn in his resignation to athletics director Clyde Walker after Walker had refused to grant a contract extension to help the Fambrough staff in recruiting. Fambrough still had a year left on his current three-year contract and had asked for at least a year’s extension to solidify the recruiting process.
BROWN SERVICES
December 4, 1999
Services for Robert E. Brown, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WILMA MOORE OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
WILMA MOORE Services for Wilma Moore, 79, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
THURS LEANN RIMES CUT
December 4, 1999
LeAnn Rimes will be among the guests performing on “Christmas Time With Eddy Arnold” at 9 p.m. today on TNN.
ARMS, TRADE POLICIES LOSE STEAM
December 4, 1999
If the hardest task in Washington is to remember what you set out to do at the beginning of a big project, the second hardest is to recognize that you have done what you can and to move on. That thought springs from the contentious and initially unproductive opening of the World Trade Organization’s discussions in Seattle this week on new international commercial negotiations. This meeting is an example of failing to change horses after you have crossed the stream and your steed has gone lame. In a different way so is the dead end that U.S.-Russian relations have entered over arms control.
CAUTION WARRANTED
December 4, 1999
The Kansas Board of Regents is right not to leap too quickly into a merger arrangement between Pratt and Fort Hays State University Part of the reason for consolidating the governance of higher education in Kansas was to improve efficiency and provide better coordination among universities, community colleges and vocational-technical schools.
FOSTER CARE SYSTEM FALLING SHORT OF GOAL
December 4, 1999
Time hasn’t healed the state’s foster care woes, a new report shows.
FESTIVAL TO SHOW DIVERSITY OF SACRED CHRISTMAS STORY
December 4, 1999
A Lawrence church’s “Festival of Nativities” will feature nativity sets from cultures around the world.
ANTIQUE KEYBOARD WARMS LECOMPTON HOLIDAY
December 4, 1999
An aged instrument hasn’t lost its music throughout 143 years and will sing again Sunday to bring in the holiday season.
KU FOOTBALL PLAYER REMOVED FROM INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
December 4, 1999
Kansas University football player Adrian Jones has been taken out of intensive care at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and his condition upgraded from serious to good. Jones, a freshman from Dallas who was red-shirted this fall, suffered head injuries in an auto accident last Sunday afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia.
YOUR ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE
December 4, 1999
Stereolab’s founder explains the secret of the band’s success. Plus, check out our entertainment listings before you head out the door this weekend. In The Mag.
Free State routs Rural
December 4, 1999
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Free State High’s boys basketball team improved to 4-0 all-time against Topeka Washburn Rural, winning the season opener for both teams, 72-36, on Friday night at the FSHS gym.
SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN NAME OF SPIRIT
December 4, 1999
If you’ve ever been with a group to devise a “spirit” project, like a homecoming display or float, you more readily understand the mentality of the young people who create massive bonfire pyres such as produced that deadly logpile collapse at Texas A & M. Youngsters get caught up in the emotion of the moment and seldom think of cave-ins, fires, misuse or malfunction of equipment and power tools. Almost anything for “the good of the order” is the credo.
SATURDAY COLUMN
December 4, 1999
In professional sports, there are the major league teams and cities and the minor league teams and cities. Just about everyone, whether it’s players, team owners or cities, aspires to be in the major leagues. In professional sports, it seems to be a case of the rich getting richer. Baseball teams, for example, such as the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, usually are able to pay far higher salaries than teams in cities such as Kansas City. There may be a few exceptions, but in most cases, the teams whose owners have the biggest wallets end up with the best players and finish the season playing in the league championships or in the World Series.
LL EVER PUT A HUMAN ON MARS?
December 4, 1999
Do you think we’ll ever put a human on Mars? Chad Bundy,
S TO BUY CHAIN FOR $173.5 MILLION
December 4, 1999
McDonald’s Corp. plans to keep some locations as Boston Markets and switch the others to its fast-food restaurants or newer chains.
DRIVER CORRECTION
December 4, 1999
Shawn M. Evans, 20, was misidentified in Wednesday’s Journal-World as the driver of a truck that left the road and rolled while eastbound on U.S. Highway 24 west of Perry. The Kansas Highway Patrol did not identify the driver of the truck. Evans was killed in the accident and two others were taken to area hospitals.
SICK
December 4, 1999
A reaction is under way against drugging children because they are behaving like children, especially boy children. Colorado’s elected school board recently voted to discourage what looks like drug abuse in the service of an ideological agenda. The board urged teachers and other school personnel to be more restrained about recommending drugs such as Ritalin for behavior modification of children, and to rely more on discipline and instruction. One reason for the vote is that some school violence has been committed by students taking psychotropic drugs. But even absent a causal connection between the drugs and violence, there are sound reasons to recoil from the promiscuous drugging of children.
BEGINNING OF END FOR SUVS?
December 4, 1999
Someday, someone is going to look back on this Oct. 17 Dallas Morning News story and see it as the beginning of the end for the SUV: “Two days after Prestige Ford delivered its first Excursion, the jumbo sport-utility vehicle was back at the dealership in Garland, its top peeled back from the windshield to the luggage rack.
KU MUSEUM SPONSORS 24-HOUR DARWIN READING
December 4, 1999
Darwin’s signature book will be read aloud in a 24-hour marathon at Kansas University.
HOSPITALS
December 4, 1999
Births Misty Cloud and Patrick Dondingor, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
PEOPLE 2A
December 4, 1999
Not your final show There’s still hope, would-be millionaires. ABC and Regis Philbin will soon give you three chances a week to get rich before a national TV audience.
KANSAS UNION LOBBY OPEN 24 HOURS
December 4, 1999
Kansas Union lobby open 24 hours
DURITZ HIGHLIGHTS CROWS CONCERT
December 4, 1999
“Lawrence is a great place. We’re always a little hungover after we play there,” said Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz during the band’s Tuesday night performance at Memorial Hall. The San Francisco septet then launched into the opening notes of “Omaha,” a gem from the group’s 1994 debut, “August and Everything After.” The near-capacity crowd, which seemed to have a heavy Lawrence presence, roared in approval, singing along with every note. Duritz, who spent much of the night discussing his new girlfriend, was in high spirits, dancing and rocking out like a fuzzy Muppet on acid.
STABBING TRIAL CONTINUES
December 4, 1999
Stabbing trial to continue today
CHENOWITH STRUGGLING WITH SHOT
December 4, 1999
Junior center Eric Chenowith scored eight points in KU’s victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night. The 7-footer’s season-high is a 13-point outing in the final game of the Great Alaska Shootout.
FREE STATE ROUTS RURAL
December 4, 1999
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Free State High’s boys basketball team improved to 4-0 all-time against Topeka Washburn Rural, winning the season opener for both teams, 72-36, on Friday night at the FSHS gym.
CHENOWITH HURT BY CRITICISM
December 4, 1999
Eric Chenowith disputes a media report that he’s “arrogant and lazy.” Kansas’ center does concede his shot has abandoned him so far this season.
TAX AGENCY SHORTCOMINGS MOUNT
December 4, 1999
Can the Kansas Department of Revenue get anything right? A growing number of critics are doubting it.
ESTROGEN LINK TO BREAST CANCER SPARKS DEBATE
December 4, 1999
Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. King Features Syndicate
POOR EXCUSES
December 4, 1999
No one, these days, expects government to be as efficient at private business, but there doesn’t seem to be a good excuse for the state revenue department’s recent problems. To people in private business, the reasons offered for various glitches in the Kansas Department of Revenue border on incredible.
HOLIDAY ART FAIR AROUND TOWN
December 4, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photo Julie Barnard, 10, and her mother, Cheryl Lester, both of Lawrence, are dazzled last weekend by one of the sparkling Christmas tree ornaments made by Constance Ehrlich, Lawrence, at Ehrlich’s booth during the Holiday Art Fair ‘99 at the Lawrence Arts Center, Ninth and Vermont streets.
REVES TWIN JOINS JAYHAWKSNOTES
December 4, 1999
Talk about your twin towers. Amanda Reves, the former Kansas University volleyball standout and twin sister of the leading scorer on KU’s women’s basketball team, has joined her twin on the basketball squad.
AREA WRESTLING CAPSULES
December 4, 1999
Baldwin Bulldogs Coach: Kit Harris (first year). Last year’s dual record: 6-13-1. Top returners: Luke Lang (29-3), sr., 189; Matt Westgate (15-15), jr., 103; Andy Breedlove (11-8), jr., 215; Chris Hirschmann, so., 145; Zach Haeffner, sr., 152; Jerod Coble, sr., 135; Clint Hornberger, jr., 135; Tom Wilson, so., 130; Mark Sinclair, sr., 152; Adam Halford, so, 140; Zach Good, sr., 171; Phil Bayha, sr., 160.
IOWA STATE BEATS ARKANSAS
December 4, 1999
Iowa State 77, Arkansas 71 Hilo, Hawaii — Kantrail Horton scored 18 points and Iowa State (3-1) will play No. 1 Cincinnati in the Big Island Invitational championship game.
RELIGION BRIEFS (MON.)
December 4, 1999
Michigan Valley Community Michigan Valley Community Church, 6485 E. 221st, near Overbrook, will have a pancake feed from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. The men’s fellowship will conduct the event, and proceeds benefit the church’s continuing construction project.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
December 4, 1999
New publisher named at Tonganoxie Mirror
WEIRD NEWS
December 4, 1999
Stacked and clunky In November in Tokyo, a passenger was killed in a car accident that occurred when the driver, Tomomi Okawa, 25, rammed a concrete pole; according to police, she lost control when she missed the brake pedal because of her trendy but clunky platform shoes.
UNIFORMS
December 4, 1999
The idea of school uniforms is growing in popularity throughout the United States, but students at Free State High School demonstrate mixed feelings.
OUR TOWN
December 4, 1999
Andrew Takes Two: Phil Andrew of the Lawrence Masters Swim Club won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle races at the Park Hill Invitational on Nov. 21. Andrew also swam on a couple of record-setting relays. Lori Werdin, Dave Blair and Claudine Wroten swam with him in the 200 freestyle. Andrew was joined by Ed Ogle, Daniel Fisher and Neil Salkind in the 200 medley. In individual events, Brenda Meyer earned a pair of silver medals and Werdin one. *
FIREBIRDS FLOURISH IN OPENER
December 4, 1999
Kansas City — Free State High’s girls basketball team had three players in double-figures — all with 10 points — as the Firebirds cruised to a 58-18 season-opening victory Thursday night at Kansas City Wyandotte. “All things considered, yeah, it was a good game,” FSHS coach Craig Hershiser said. “We had some situations where we had some odd combinations on the floor. At different times we had some kids who had not played varsity basketball before do a good job for us. I told them at halftime that was a trademark of a good basketball team.”
KU FEASTS ON FOES, TURKEY THIS SEASON
December 4, 1999
The Jayhawks ate to their hearts’ content on Sunday night. The question now is: Will the team be ‘fat and happy’ after winning three games at the Great Alaska Shootout?
AXTELL BIG FOR KANSAS
December 4, 1999
Luke Axtell’s three-pointer, taken at least three feet behind the college arc of 19-feet, nine inches, provided Kansas with a big boost in Thursday’s victory over Georgia.
RAYMOND LYLES OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
RAYMOND LYLES Services for Raymond “Baby Gene” Marshall Lyles, 54, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
FIRMS FORM AGRIBUSINESS GIANT
December 4, 1999
Analysts estimate that the newly formed Syngenta will have a market value of between $15 billion and $19 billion.
KANSAS WOMEN LASH LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
December 4, 1999
For a half, Lynn Pride played basketball like a whirling dervish with a burr in her britches. Just what a coach wants, right? Huh, uh.
JAYHAWK CLASSIC SCOREBOARD
December 4, 1999
Jayhawk Classic At Allen Fieldhouse
CONCESSIONAIRE SHOOTS FOR BIG SCORE
December 4, 1999
The Jayhawks aren’t the only above-average team at Allen Fieldhouse. Mid-America Concessions Inc.’s sales during games are at least 48 percent above the national per-person average.
CRITICS TAKING SHOTS AT CHENOWITH
December 4, 1999
Eric Chenowith disputes a media report that he’s “arrogant and lazy.” Kansas’ junior center does concede his shot has abandoned him in the early going of the 1999-2000 season.
December 4, 1999
The hunt for particles from a cosmic event leads a KU professor and student to the South Pole for Christmas.
BLOTTER FOR DEC. 2, 1999
December 4, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WEDDINGS
December 4, 1999
Strait-Flynn Catherine Faye Strait and Paul Cameron Flynn were married July 3, 1999, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Charles Polifka officiating.
MORRIS PLEADS IN SEX CASES
December 4, 1999
A Lawrence man probably will be sent to prison for two sex-related incidents this summer.
SOCIETY CALENDAR
December 4, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
CLOSE
December 4, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.42; milo, $1.40; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.45; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.40; corn, $1.66.
MOVIES
December 4, 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. The Omega Code
CITY SWIMMERS OPEN TODAY
December 4, 1999
Pat Grzenda no longer has Jonathan Hemphill to depend on for a chunk of points at swimming meets. Hemphill, an All-American and state record holder in the 500 freestyle for Lawrence High last year, has moved on to swim at Southern Methodist.
STEREOLAB BUILDS A GRASSROOTS FOLLOWING
December 4, 1999
The band’s latest effort, “Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage In the Milky Night,” was recorded last winter in London.
HOTVEDT SEES PAINTINGS AS IMPROVISATIONS
December 4, 1999
A Lawrence landscape artist drives the backroads in search of scenes for his paintings.
CORNHUSKER DESCRIBES HIS FEATS OF CLAY
December 4, 1999
A Missouri potter uses universal American Indian motifs to decorate his works.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
December 4, 1999
Two Baker gridders all-league selections
FSHS BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW
December 4, 1999
Although Free State High’s boys basketball team returns only one regular starter and six players from a year ago, coach Jack Schreiner is excited about the upcoming season. “I feel like we’ve really reloaded pretty well,” said Schreiner, whose squad opens tonight at home against Topeka Washburn Rural. Tipoff is 20 minutes after the junior varsity game or approximately 7 p.m. at the FSHS gym.
KANSAS-PEPPERDINE LINEUPS/NOTES
December 4, 1999
Probable Starters PEPPERDINE (3-1)
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 4, 1999
Ex-Jayhawk Smith featured as pioneer
S STATS IMPRESSIVE SO FAR
December 4, 1999
Six players are averaging nine points or more for the No. 6-ranked Jayhawks.
1999 J-W ALL-AREA SMALL-CLASS FOOTBALL 1ST TEAM CAPSULES
December 4, 1999
Randall Babbitt, Santa Fe Trail 6-2, 223, Sr., OT/DE
December 4, 1999
Maybe next year Free State High will change the name of its winter sports kickoff program from “Raise the Roof” to “Light the Scoreboard.” The Firebirds’ varsity boys basketball team poured in a whopping 41 points while allowing just eight in a 20-minute, running-time scrimmage against its junior varsity as part of the festivities Monday night at the FSHS gym.
LHS WRESTLERS OPEN AT SM EAST
December 4, 1999
Entering his second season as Lawrence High’s head wrestling coach, Jeff Tummons finds his Lions are more in tune with his style. “We’re a lot better now than we were last year at this time,” said Tummons, whose squad opens today at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational. “It’s the second year the guys have had to work with my technique and the new guys are catching on.”
DEBORAH TURNER OBITUARY
December 4, 1999
DEBORAH TURNER Services for Deborah Sue Turner, 46, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
TIPPER IS AT-EASE SIDE OF GORES
December 4, 1999
Second lady for nearly seven years, Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson Gore, says she will not be involved too extensively in policy issues if her husband takes the Oval Office. Nicknamed “Tipper” by her mother after her favorite lullaby, “Tippy Tippy Tin,” Tipper is known as the life — and the secret weapon — in Team Gore.
JUDGE GIVES DRIVER PRISON FOR ACCIDENT
December 4, 1999
A Lawrence man whose children were injured when he wrecked his car near Clinton Lake on Memorial Day weekend was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday. Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy handed down the sentence for Patrick David Nieder Sr., 36. The sentence, for aggravated battery, will run concurrent with another aggravated battery charge in the same case. A third sentence, for Nieder’s fourth driving under the influence conviction, was 90 days; he has already served 87 days in custody.
GREGORY STARTED SLOW, FINISHED STRONG
December 4, 1999
Kenny Gregory didn’t begin Thursday night’s game against Pepperdine very well, but he was still playing at the end. Gregory turned the ball over six seconds in, but finished with game highs of 17 points and seven rebounds. However, he was happiest about being on the floor in the closing minutes.
WAVES WASHED BY KANSAS WAVES
December 4, 1999
Pepperdine hit six of its first eight shots and led by as many as six points early.
THE MAGCALENDAR
December 4, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
CLOSE
December 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,988.39
LATKES KEEP TRADITIONS BURNING BRIGHT
December 4, 1999
Members of Lawrence’s Jewish community will begin their eight-day celebration of Hanukkah on Friday, commemorating the liberation of Jerusalem from the control of Antiochus and his Greek-Syrian army. My own curiosity about Hanukkah extends back to childhood, when my Jewish friends celebrated the holiday and were the envy of the neighborhood. The Hanukkah customs that appeal to children include games with the dreidel, the four-sided top, and the giving of Hanukkah Gelt, in the form either of actual coins or foil-wrapped chocolate. However, Hanukkah was most intriguing to me then because it lasted eight whole days, during which my friends’ school attendance was sporadic or even non-existent, and the children received gifts every day.
HOLIDAY HORSE PARADE MAY COME TO END
December 4, 1999
Founders of the Old Fashioned Christmas parade will turn loose of the reins after Saturday.
CITY BASKETBALL
December 4, 1999
City Results Men’s Five — Tyler ShaPow 76, All Nations 62; Big Johnsons 93, Dudes 66; Gene Fritzel Const. 84, CNB Cowboys 58;
JAYHAWKS RETURN AS CHAMPS
December 4, 1999
Kansas came and conquered in winning three games by decisive margins at the Great Alaska Shootout.
BILL MAYER - NEW COMERS SPICE THINGS UP FOR KU
December 4, 1999
Coach ‘em, Roy … but not too much. I’m talking about the four exciting newcomers on this year’s Kansas basketball roster. They’ve helped inject new lilt, verve and enthusiasm into the weave. As rookies, they need a lot of work on a lot of things. But as they’re tailored for blending into the Jayhawk fabric, let’s hope they don’t lose any of the Tasmanian Devil fury displayed to date. Don’t screw them down too much.
MASON
December 4, 1999
The mystery element in the equation is Mark Yudof’s level of patience. At what point does defensive coordinator David Gibbs begin to look like an attractive alternative to coach the
GRAVES OFFERS BUDGET DETAILS
December 4, 1999
Departing from past practice, the governor offered some advance details about the budget he plans to send to the Legislature.
CLASS RING SALES APPROACH ANNOYS MERCHANTS
December 4, 1999
An Indiana firm selling class rings in Lawrence high schools has a pitch that doesn’t sell with Lawrence jewelers and business advocates.
THE MAG: COMING UP
December 4, 1999
Dec. 30 Kelley Hunt, Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
KU-PEPPERDINE PREVIEW
December 4, 1999
Unranked Pepperdine, 3-1, will meet No. 6-ranked Kansas, 4-0, at 7:05 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse.
LIONS PACK THE HOUSE
December 4, 1999
When Lawrence High students and faculty weren’t gettin’ jiggy, the Lion boys and girls basketball teams squeezed a couple of scrimmages into Tuesday night’s “Pack the House” to tip off the winter sports season. “I don’t think any of them have any rhythm,” LHS boys basketball coach Mark Vancuren said of the Lions, who performed two dance routines. “I think I have the only rhythm on the whole team.”
AREA BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTERS/SCHEDULES
December 4, 1999
Baldwin Bulldogs Coach: Bobby Taul (third year). Last season’s record: 11-11 overall/3-6 Frontier League (fifth). Top returners: Andy Meinen, 6-5, sr., C; Ben Cosman, 6-4, jr., F; Heath Knight, 6-4, jr., G; Cody Fordemwalt, 6-4, jr., F; Colin Barker, 6-1, sr., G; Joe Kivett, 6-0, sr., F; Sam McCall, 5-11, sr., G.
ACCESS ISSUE STOPS STATE MEETING
December 4, 1999
It all boiled down to a miscommunication. The state Department of Commerce and Housing closed a housing workshop and public hearing Friday in Topeka before it even got off the ground because of a slip-up: The notice about the workshop said it was accessible to persons with disabilities, but didn’t provide any information about making arrangements to accommodate people with different communication needs.
December 4, 1999
After three decades in the music business, Janie Fricke has no desire to slow down.
S CONCERT INFO BOX
December 4, 1999
COUNTRY MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA What: “A Janie Fricke Country Christmas.”
VIDEO CLIPS
December 4, 1999
Autumn Tale Starring Beatrice Roman. Director Eric Rohmer’s quietly captivating film, the final installment in his “Tales of the Four Seasons,” examines the lives of a small circle of friends and a stranger lured into their world, revealing pangs of loss and longing, but also a wellspring of resiliency and wise humor. In French with English subtitles. PG.
1980S PYRAMID SCHEME REACHING CONCLUSION
December 4, 1999
Investors in the Culture Farms pyramid scheme have until Dec. 20 to file objections to a $42,000 civil settlement with a figure in a 1980s scandal that erupted in Lawrence.
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE GIRLS CAPSULES
December 4, 1999
Lawrence Lions Coach: David Platt (fourth year). Last season’s record: 6-15 overall/4-6 league (tied for sixth). Top returners: Dani May, 5-4, sr. G; TiCondra Glover, sr. G; Tayler Guntert, jr., G.
HAIR-BRAIDERS STILL ENTANGLED IN BATTLE WITH STATE REGULATORS
December 4, 1999
The Braiden Maidens and the state Board of Cosmetology still are tangled in a battle over who can plait tresses.
KANSAS-PEPPERDINE LINEUPS/NOTES
December 4, 1999
Probable Starters PEPPERDINE (3-1)
LEAVENWORTH PICK TO WIN SUNFLOWER LEAGUE
December 4, 1999
After taking polls, computer averages, schedule rankings into consideration, the BCS rankings have been tabulated. In this case, BCS stands for Basketball Choices for Sunflower.
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE BOYS CAPSULES
December 4, 1999
Lawrence Lions Coach: Mark Vancuren (third year). Last season’s record: 5-16 overall/2-8 league (tied for eighth). Top returners: Bryce McMichael, 6-3, sr., G; Joe Bellinger, 6-4, sr., F.
T CHANGE U.S. 59 PREFERENCE
December 4, 1999
KDOT will move forward with a new eastern alignment of U.S. Highway 59, despite letters from area governments opposing that option.
BEST BETS
December 4, 1999
1) Country Christmas Janie Fricke,
CITY VOLLEYBALL
December 4, 1999
City Results Women’s Power One — Spike Girls 3, Dream Team 0; Punkin Patch 2, Quintons 1; Brady Chiropractic 2, Power Drinkers 1.
BAKER WOMEN UPEND OTTAWA
December 4, 1999
Deficits aren’t a problem for Baker University’s women’s basketball team. After trailing by five at halftime and by as much as 11 with less than 14 minutes left in the second half, BU rallied to claim a 63-58 victory over Ottawa Tuesday night at the Collins Center.
FSHS WRESTLING MIX OF OLD, NEW FACES
December 4, 1999
Free State High’s wrestling team features a lot of new faces this year and some familiar ones as well. Among the newcomers are senior transfer Owen Lehmann (from Salina South), who placed fifth in the state as a sophomore and third last season, and senior transfer Michelle Caster (from Texas), who was the 10th-ranked girl in the nation last year.
ALL-SUNFLOWER LEAGUE FOOTBALL
December 4, 1999
High School All-Stars ALL-SUNFLOWER LEAGUE
HOSPITALS FOR DEC. 4
December 4, 1999
Births Timothy and Jennifer English, Eudora, a boy, Friday.
ENGAGEMENTS
December 4, 1999
Ayler-Harris John and Jackie Ayler, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Ayler, Eudora, to Scott Michael Harris, Eudora, son of Michael and Mary Jane Harris, Eudora.
AROUND AND ABOUT
December 4, 1999
THE 2000 EDITION of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” will include the names of several area students from Fort Hays State University, Hays, who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders. They are: Brian Stawinski, Basehor; Jamie Voorhies, DeSoto; Melissa Pappert, Lawrence; and Elizabeth Hornbuckle, Ottawa. SARAH MOSHER, Lawrence, recently appeared in the Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., play, “For Every Man, Woman and Child.” Mosher is a sophomore at Gallaudet University and a graduate of the Kansas School for the Deaf, Olathe. She is the daughter of Dave and Debby Mosher, Lawrence.
S GROUP GETS $13,000 GIFT
December 4, 1999
A Kansas City radio personality and his friend come to the aid of Douglas County foster children.
HOSPITALS
December 4, 1999
Births Amber and Jay Blitch, Oskaloosa, a boy, Wednesday.
KU POPS PEPPERDINE
December 4, 1999
No. 6-ranked Kansas committed 14 turnovers the first half, just six in the second, as the Jayhawks popped Pepperdine, 76-61, on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
AREA BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
December 4, 1999
Santa Fe Trail 56, Wellsville 24
CLOSE
December 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,039.06
FSHS BASKETBALL PREVIEW
December 4, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team has no seniors this season. Zero.
PEOPLE
December 4, 1999
Recognized at last Although he’s played piano with the likes of Chuck Berry, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton over a nearly half a century, Johnnie Johnson remains one of rock ‘n’ roll’s least-known pioneers.
HATE CRIMES A SPECIAL CASE
December 4, 1999
It’s too bad that we are stuck with the moniker “hate crimes.” The label makes it sound as if it were a crime to hate. It’s given opponents of hate crime laws a handle for all sorts of cliches: “Every crime is a hate crime.” “Nobody commits a love crime.” Today it’s become politically correct — in the true meaning of that phrase — to disparage laws that make it worse to commit a crime when the motive is bias. It’s become popular to belittle the notion that society has an investment in upping the ante on such acts of bigotry.
S CURRENT JOB MAKES CAMPAIGN MORE DIFFICULT
December 4, 1999
The Clinton White House has put Al Gore where he is: as the favorite in the Democratic presidential nomination fight — and in a difficult position with important Democratic constituencies. In the last several weeks, the administration has dashed off two deals, one to break the impasse over American debts to the United Nations, and the other to clear the way for Chinese membership in the World Trade Organization.
NORTH NEEDS
December 4, 1999
To the editor: After living almost 23 years at Gaslight Village, I had to move back to North Lawrence after my husband passed away.
GOODEN MVP, BUT GREGORY SNUBBED
December 4, 1999
Drew Gooden was named Most Outstanding Player at Great Alaska Shootout, but Kenny Gregory was left off the all-tournament team.
EUDORA BOYS ROCK MCLOUTH
December 4, 1999
A slow start couldn’t derail Eudora High’s boys basketball team Friday night against McLouth. After an abysmal first-quarter performance that saw the Cardinals miss 11 of 16 shots, commit nine turnovers and post nearly as many fouls (10) as points (11), Eudora rebounded with a 21-point third quarter to take control. The final result was a 69-49 win for Eudora in its season opener.
CLOSE
December 4, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,286.18
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FOUR COUSINS
December 4, 1999
Cousins unite: Four cousins meet at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. From left, Jakob Willits, 3, Bronson Reid, 3, Makayla Willits, 5, and Jarred Reid, 5. Jakob and Makalya are the children of John and Tammie Reid, Topeka, and grandchildren of Robert and Micki Reid, Lawrence. Bronson and Jarred are the sons of Jayne and Deon Willits, McLouth, and the grandchildren of Barbara Willits, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Micki Reid. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
STRIKES
December 4, 1999
To the editor: The “Grinch” has struck our home for the second year in a row. We have four children that truly enjoy the Christmas and holiday decorations we put out each year. We also hope people driving by our home enjoy them. Last year our children were very upset when, after the first night, someone took their Santa Claus and candy cane decorations. They were very special to our children. The decorations were a gift from our children’s grandparents. They lit up the front yard as well as our children’s faces when we first turned them on. The morning after they were stolen was very upsetting, especially for our two youngest. If only the person that took these special gifts could have seen how upset they were.
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SOUNDOFF
December 4, 1999
Why doesn’t the Department of Motor Vehicles go back to using their old system of taking a number and having chairs for people on the right side to sit in at their new facility in the Tanger Outlet Mall? It has.
MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY
December 4, 1999
Lawrence bar fight leads to battery charge
S GOLDER NAMED COACH OF YEAR
December 4, 1999
With a whopping 10 offensive starters and 11 defensive starters back, Perry-Lecompton Charlie Golder new the 1999 football season would be special. The Kaws didn’t disappoint, finishing 8-2 overall with a Class 4A state playoff berth and the Kaw Valley League title.
KDOT CALLS MEETING ON U.S. 59
December 4, 1999
The transportation department’s secretary wants “to reach a consensus” with elected officials in Douglas and Franklin counties on where to widen U.S. Highway 59 between Ottawa and Lawrence.
KU RIPS XAVIER, 111-77
December 4, 1999
Kansas tied a school record with 36 assists in the Jayhawks’ victory over Xavier.
S THE DEAL WITH THE FOULS?
December 4, 1999
Were those Kansas Jayhawks or former Big East bangers committing all those fouls in Thursday’s Great Alaska Shootout victory over Georgia?
COUPLE PLANS MOVING WALK DOWN AISLE
December 4, 1999
The first walk down the aisle for this bride and groom will be down the aisle of a bus.
S CD REVIEWS
December 4, 1999
Xtra-Acme USA The John Spencer Blues Explosion
KU TOUTS TOURNAMENT FIELD
December 4, 1999
The Jayhawks’ women’s basketball team plays Loyola Marymount tonight at Allen Fieldhouse in a first-round game of the KU Credit Union Jayhawk Classic. Tipoff is 7:05 p.m.
TRANSIT COMMITTEE FACES BIG DECISIONS
December 4, 1999
Panel to recommend hiring bus operator, purchasing vehicles and setting ADA policies.