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Lawrence High girls edge KC Washington
December 7, 1999
Safe from singe marks have been the basketball nets in Lawrence High’s gym when Tayler Guntert shoots practice free throws. “I’ve been having trouble shooting them,” said Guntert, a 5-foot-8 LHS junior. “We’d shoot 10 and I’d hit half or less.”
BEST BETS
December 7, 1999
TODAY Ungod, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, JEEP PARTY
December 7, 1999
Birthday salute. Friends gather to celebrate Adam Fales’ 5th birthday with a G.I. Joe military bash at his home Oct. 23. The World War II-era Ford JPW Jeep is owned by Adam’s Uncle David Hodges, Lawrence. From left are Henry Hodges, son of David and Mary Hodges, Lawrence; Blake Nielsen, son of Peter and Stacy Nielsen, Lawrence; Samantha Pippert, daughter of Darren and Robyne Pippert, Lawrence; Allyson Henry, daughter of Scott and Michele Henry, Oskaloosa; Haleigh Pippert, daughter of Darren and Robyne Pippert, Lawrence; Justin Mouriz, son of Javier and Kelly Mouriz, Lawrence; Monte Fales, son of John Fales, McLouth, and Duanette Baker, Valley Falls; Adam Fales, son of Leon and Michelle Fales, Lawrence; and behind the wheel is Zachary Mouriz, son of Javier and Kelly Mouriz. The photo was submitted by Adam’s parents. 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.
SPEECH OK
December 7, 1999
To the editor: Your article on the reaction of the Kansas delegates to the WTO conference in Seattle (J-W 12/4/99) highlighted remarks by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts chastising President Clinton for his speech to the conference.
DEC 7-100 YEARS AGO
December 7, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 7, 1899, the Lawrence Journal responded to the editorial jibes of a rival Lawrence newspaper, the Jeffersonian Gazette. The Gazette, a Democratic-Populist publication, had asked the Journal to assess whether the demand for its services had increased in what were thought to be the current prosperous times. Not surprisingly, the Journal, a Republican paper, found much to its liking in life under a Republican administration commenting “it has seen the farmer, for whom the Jeffersonian Gazette was wont to weep and wail and worry, wax fat and wealthy.” The Journal concluded by asking Edgar Martindale, the editor of the Gazette, if things had not gotten better for his newspaper and ended noting “Come now, Edgar, own up like a man and acknowledge that your ‘talk’ is a bluff, and made for purely political purposes.”
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
December 7, 1999
Kroger earnings rise; two top execs to depart
GROUP PLANS U.S. 59 FORUM
December 7, 1999
Members of a citizens group opposed to a new eastern alignment of U.S. Highway 59 plan to attend a meeting next week in Topeka with local officials and KDOT.
ROSE WEBB OBITUARY
December 7, 1999
ROSE WEBB Services for Rose Ellen Webb, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 7, 1999
Lawrence squads win in tourney
LHS-WASHINGTON BOXES
December 7, 1999
Lawrence 48, Kansas City Washington 46 KC WASHINGTON (46)
HOMES, SWEET HOMES TO HIT AUCTION BLOCK
December 7, 1999
The basement of the Eldridge Hotel has turned into a showcase for edible real estate. Twenty-six houses made of gingerbread, graham crackers and other sweets are on display in the basement of the hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts, through Wednesday.
MEDICAL TO RECEIVE NEW COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
December 7, 1999
A $90,000 investment in new computer equipment for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical won’t save $90,000 for the county, Deputy Chief Ted McFarlane told county commissioners Monday. But the county’s residents will be more than $90,000 safer, thanks to the equipment, which will allow the department to better deploy its resources, McFarlane said.
SLT SOUND OFF
December 7, 1999
Why is it that they can take farmland from people for the new U.S. Highway 59 and they can’t take a little bit of land from Haskell to build the bypass? The South Lawrence Trafficway is not moving forward because the federal government would not give its approval to the project without Haskell Indian Nations University approval, said Marty Matthews, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation. The courts ruled federal approval was necessary to build the highway, Matthews said. That is a different issue from what is involved with U.S. 59. The state can enforce eminent domain to take the land, but KDOT is bound by some strict regulations in doing so, Matthews said.
KAREEM AUSTIN, NOVEMBER MOST WANTEDCAPTURED
December 7, 1999
Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest
KU PROFESSOR POSTS TENURE FIGHT ON WEB
December 7, 1999
A KU journalism professor, denied tenure, takes his views to his Internet home page.
CLINTON LAKE RESORT RAISES CONCERNS
December 7, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Concerns ranging from the destruction of mountain bike trails to sediment dumping to the destruction of natural habit were raised at a forum Monday night on a possible resort at Clinton Lake.
BALDWIN, TONGIE AND DESOTO, EUDORA BOX SCORES
December 7, 1999
Tonganoxie 54, Baldwin 52 BALDWIN (52)
12-7 ARE YOU HAPPY IT HAS FINALLY SNOWED?
December 7, 1999
Are you happy it has finally snowed? Jennifer Wilson,
SPARTANS AWAIT JAYHAWKS
December 7, 1999
If anybody knows what Michigan State is going through right now, it’s Kansas. The Spartans, a popular preseason pick to win the national championship, are playing without senior point guard Mateen Cleaves, two-time Big Ten Player of the Year.
KU WOMEN SHORT-HANDED FOR CREIGHTON
December 7, 1999
Lynn Pride, the do-everything player on Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, will be called on to do even more tonight. With starting point guard Jennifer Jackson back home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., recovering from ankle surgery, Pride — the Jayhawks’ 6-foot-2 senior shooting guard-small forward-big forward-center — will assume the role as the Jayhawks’ primary ball-handler when No. 14 KU meets Creighton. Tipoff is 7:05 tonight at the Omaha (Neb.) Auditorium.
CLOSE
December 7, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,225.01
LAWRENCE HIGH GIRLS EDGE KC WASHINGTON
December 7, 1999
Safe from singe marks have been the basketball nets in Lawrence High’s gym when Tayler Guntert shoots practice free throws. “I’ve been having trouble shooting them,” said Guntert, a 5-foot-8 LHS junior. “We’d shoot 10 and I’d hit half or less.”
LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT BEGINS MOVE TO 110 MCDONALD DR.
December 7, 1999
Equipment, supplies and staff from several Lawrence school district buildings will be moved this month to new facilities at 110 McDonald Drive.
BLOTTER
December 7, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
KU-MICHIGAN STATE NOTES
December 7, 1999
Kansas University sophomore guard Marlon London has four sisters and two brothers, all living in the Windy City. “I’m the youngest in the family — the baby. I’m known for being a ‘Mother’s Boy,’” London admits with a sheepish grin.
NCS GOES OUTLET SHOPPING FOR SPACE
December 7, 1999
At the same time it’s expanding at East Hills Business Park, the data processing company is moving into vacant retail space in North Lawrence.
BUILDING STAYS HOT IN LAWRENCE
December 7, 1999
Five construction projects — including an addition to Plymouth Congregational Church — accounted for more than half of the $18.6 million in building permits the city issued last month.
TONGANOXIE, EUDORA REACH HOOPFEST SEMIS
December 7, 1999
Bryan Gurss’ game-winning shot put the Chieftains in a semifinal match against Eudora, 52-36 winners over host DeSoto.
PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY
December 7, 1999
How many police were on the beat on the street when the Constitution was written in 1787? Answer: None. Yet we have written that the first obligation of government is to provide for the public safety. This was in the context of our long-standing call to increase the number of police on the beat, but the obligation is in the realm of the theoretical, rather than the written word. In fact, the Constitution does not address the issue except in the larger scale: war powers and militia.
KU-MICHIGAN STATE PACKAGE
December 7, 1999
Probable Starters KANSAS (6-0)
BALDWIN, DESOTO GIRLS WIN AT GARDNER
December 7, 1999
Crystal Tutschulte and Amber Frost combined for half of Baldwin’s points as the Bulldogs downed Tonganoxie, 60-36, in their opening game at the Gardner-Edgerton girls basketball invitational on Tuesday night at Gardner’s Nike Middle School. “They were two very tough, very physical teams,” BHS coach Mike Berg said. “We’re very happy to come out with a win. We had nine girls play significant minutes, and they did a great job. We’re playing some young kids, and they’re learning the game fast. It was a good win against a good team.”
HOSPITALS
December 7, 1999
Births Jared and Melissa Warren, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
BAKER-HASKELL HOOPS
December 7, 1999
Closing the gap was easy for Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team. Actually catching Baker was another matter.
S EASTERN LEG DIES
December 7, 1999
The eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway continues its journey to abandonment.
DEC 7-40 YEARS AGO
December 7, 1999
IN %% 1959 Karen Kerr, Lawrence High majorette, won first place in the senior division of the National Baton Twirling Contest in Nebraska City, Neb.
DEC 7-25 YEARS AGO
December 7, 1999
IN 1974 The city of Lawrence began a “wanted” campaign — to get suggestions from municipal employees about how to improve efficiency for city business.
KU FOOTBALL RECRUITING - KANSAS LANDS TWO DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
December 7, 1999
Kansas University’s football team has picked up two big junior college commitments at the expense of its two primary rivals. De’Nard Whitfield, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end who was placed at Fort Scott Community College by Missouri, and Columbus Wooley, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker from Blinn (Texas) CC whose other finalist was Kansas State, both have given the Jayhawks nonbinding verbal commitments.
KU GRADUATE TO RETURN, DIRECT MENTAL RETARDATION CENTER
December 7, 1999
KU alumnus to direct research center
E-COMMERCE POSES THREAT TO CITY PURSE
December 7, 1999
Lawrence commissioners who attended last week’s National League of Cities conference said sales tax lost to e-commerce is an issue all cities will battle.
WHEN TO INTERVENE
December 7, 1999
How do U.S. officials justify their decision not to intervene to stop the killing in Chechnya? If the Chechnya war were taking place in some other country, say in some Third World area, would Uncle Sam or the Clinton administration have intervened or urged the United Nations to take action?
LEGISLATORS PLAN TO SEEK EDUCATION REFORM
December 7, 1999
A Baldwin lawmaker adds his voice to those calling for reform of Kansas public schools.
STAY
December 7, 1999
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. is kicking off its “Code Red 4 Kids” campaign to raise money for the hospital’s pediatrics unit.