Archive for Thursday, December 9, 1999

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Murder suspect to be arraigned
December 9, 1999
The defense plans to offer two motions today when Floyd Bledsoe is arraigned on murder charges.
KANU TO PRESENT RADIO REVUE
December 9, 1999
KANU Radio in Lawrence will celebrate its 13th annual evening of holiday cheer on the Goodtime Radio Revue at 8 p.m. Saturday. The show, broadcast live from Liberty Hall at 642 Mass., features two hours of cowboy songs and poetry, songs for the season, show tunes, comedy sketches and more. Guests for this year’s revue, hosted and produced by KANU’s Rachel Hunter, include regulars Bluestem and KANU’s comedy troupe, “The Imagination Workshop.”
CD REVIEWS
December 9, 1999
Live On Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
DEC9-40
December 9, 1999
A Russian men’s all-star basketball team was defeated by the AAU champion Wichita Vickers team 95-75 in Allen Fieldhouse. However, the Russian female all-star team defeated the Wayland College Queens, 47-33, in a preliminary game. W.G. Hutson, pioneer hotel man and owner of the Hotel Eldridge in Lawrence, died following a long illness.
DEC9-25
December 9, 1999
IN 1974 A local man was charged on seven counts after an accident in which he was involved caused damage to seven motor vehicles. Driving while drunk was one of the charges, along with reckless driving and defective vehicle equipment. Nobody had been badly injured or killed.
STUDENTS DESIGN SPACIOUS LODGINGS
December 9, 1999
Out of this world. While other Kansas University students were cramming for final exams that begin today, 15 teams of architectural engineering students were putting final, frantic touches on their outer-space hotels.
CITY PREP CAPSULES
December 9, 1999
Boys Emporia Tipoff Classic
JEFFERSON COUNTY TAKING THREATS SERIOUSLY
December 9, 1999
Jefferson County authorities say they will continue to take all threatening statements made by students seriously.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
December 9, 1999
Ericsson, Microsoft join in Internet deal
AMAZON.COM, SPRINT FORM SHOPPING PACT
December 9, 1999
J-W Wire Reports New York — Consumers can use their mobile phones to shop the Internet for the first time under a pact launched Wednesday by Web retailer Amazon.com Inc. and Sprint PCS Group.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 9, 1999
City schools win three events
WHY IS ALLEN FIELDHOUSE SO HOT SOUNDOFF
December 9, 1999
Why do they keep Allen Fieldhouse so hot? “It’s not air-conditioned,” explained Darren Cook, KU’s director of facilities. “It tends to be unpleasant when the temperature is warmer outside. When things cool off, we can bring cooler air in.”
12-9 WOULD MAKING MIRANDA RIGHTS OPTIONAL LEAD TO POLICE ABUSE?
December 9, 1999
Would making Miranda rights optional lead to police abuse? Scott Heath,
GROUP INVESTS MORE IN OZ
December 9, 1999
J-W Staff Reports A Michigan marketing service company announced Wednesday it was doubling its investment in Oz Entertainment Co., the Los Angeles-based firm hoping to build a theme park near DeSoto.
PEPPERDINE NAMES LAWRENCE HIGH GRADUATE AS PRESIDENT
December 9, 1999
Lawrence High School graduate Andrew K. Benton has been named president of Pepperdine University. Benton’s appointment was announced Wednesday morning by the Pepperdine Board of Regents in a faculty-student assembly on the university’s Malibu, Calif., campus.
S BOX SCORE
December 9, 1999
SAINT LOUIS (45) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
TANNER TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION TO A FOURTH TERM
December 9, 1999
Tanner throwing hat into ring once more
AREA WRESTLING RESULTS
December 9, 1999
High School Results Thursday at Perry-Lecompton
BEST BETS
December 9, 1999
DEC 9 1) Musical about miracles
HOLIDAY MUSICAL SET FOR LIED STAGE
December 9, 1999
J-W staff reports A holiday musical based on “Miracle on 34th Street” is coming to the Lied Center. “Here’s Love,” with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.
WEIRD NEWS
December 9, 1999
Outlaw lawyer In October Derek Farmer, 42, who served 18 years in prison for the murders of a civil rights activist and a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, passed Ohio’s bar exam and was sworn in as a lawyer. However, two weeks earlier, Kevin Kapel was denied permission to take the same exam because of insufficient “character and fitness” to become a lawyer; Kapel’s criminal record consists only of charges that he stole a girlfriend’s cat and once tried to take his car back illegally from a mechanic. (Farmer’s application was helped by the strong support of his presiding judge and two other judges.)
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BABY JAY AND YOUNG KIDS
December 9, 1999
Trick or treating Jayhawks. Gunnar, 3 1/2, and Halle Norris, 11 months, meet Baby Jay at a Halloween party on the Kansas University campus. The tots are the children of Doug and Anissa Norris, 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.
LOCAL TEENS PRAISE JAMS PROGRAM
December 9, 1999
A gallery featuring artworks by a group of teens will be open weekends through Dec. 19.
HOSPITALS
December 9, 1999
Births Kimberly and Kenny Morton, Lawrence, a boy, Dec. 2.
SAINT LOUIS WOMEN
December 9, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Rare will be the nights this basketball season when the Saint Louis University women outrebound a foe. “We’re going to be small all year,” Billikens coach Jill Pizzotti noted following Thursday’s 50-45 loss to Kansas at Kemper Arena. “I don’t think we’re going to be doing any more growing.”
OHT 100
December 9, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 9, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed, “Nature seems impressed with the idea that Mass. St. through South Park is arranged for a skating rink, and is attempting to do her part by furnishing plenty of water.”
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY SET TO GO UP SOON
December 9, 1999
The first phase of Pioneer Ridge, a new retirement community, is scheduled to open by the end of next year.
KU EMPLOYEES INSURANCE RATES CLIMB
December 9, 1999
Kansas University employees brace for a post-holiday present from health insurers.
OUR TOWN FOR THURSDAY
December 9, 1999
LHS Alum Gathering: A Lawrence High men’s basketball alumni gathering is planned for next Jan. 7 in conjunction with the LHS-Kansas City Wyandotte game. If you know of any former Lions who would be interested, call Ray Bellinger at 832-0000. *
STREET PROJECT MAY LEAD TO ANNEXATION
December 9, 1999
Replacing water lines on Riverridge Road will make residents of the Miller and Wells Acres area prime candidates for annexation.
CALENDAR
December 9, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
WTO VIEW
December 9, 1999
To the editor: Your “Seattle Slashers” editorial (Dec. 4) on the World Trade Organization protests misrepresented the Lawrence protests of 1969 and 1970.
COLLISON SUFFERS RARE DEFEAT
December 9, 1999
KU freshman forward Nick Collison is averaging 7.7 points and 6.3 rebounds a game through seven games for the Jayhawks.
BAKER PROFESSOR TO ADDRESS AUDUBON SOCIETY
December 9, 1999
Baker biology professor to make presentation
EXHIBIT EXPLORES LIVES OF PREHISTORIC HUMANS
December 9, 1999
The Museum of Anthropology is getting ready to open a display of artifacts, tools and casts relating to neanderthals.
COMING UP
December 9, 1999
DEC 9 Jan. 16
GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC THIS HOLIDAY
December 9, 1999
Looking for a last-minute item for a music lover, try a subscription to a music magazine, some Christmas tunes or new live albums. Yes, it’s that time once again. Time to max out the plastic and get our collective, annual spend on. It’s Christmas, a distinctly American celebration of capitalism and reciprocity, where a person’s worth is measured in dollar signs.
CLOSE
December 9, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,068.12
HANDSOME HARLEY RACE TO FLEX HIS MUSCLE IN DESOTO
December 9, 1999
The man known as “Handsome” will bring a crew of pro wrestlers to DeSoto Community Center Friday night for an old-fashioned rumble.
STUDENT POETS EXPLORE THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR CREATIVITY
December 9, 1999
These “poem sketches” were inspired by word groups that students incorporated into the poems. They were written by Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class. Holocaust
WHEN TO INTERVENE
December 9, 1999
The Kansas Board of Regents should look elsewhere for funds to make up for a state budget shortfall. University students in Kansas shouldn’t have to foot the bill for unwise decisions by the state Legislature.
BLOTTER
December 9, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DESCRIBES LIFE IN UP - AND - COMING BAND
December 9, 1999
“Hawk” Shaw Wilson shares his thoughts on the state of country music in the ‘90s, sharing the stage with some big names and how the music scene in Lawrence has changed.
FIREBIRDS GO 1-1 AT TRIANGULAR
December 9, 1999
Free State High succumbed to Olathe South, 49-17, before topping Topeka West, 45-35, in a wrestling triangular Wednesday at FSHS. Firebirds Anthony White (125), Scott Smith (160) and Justin Stevens (215) went 2-0 at the meet.
MOVIE LISTINGS
December 9, 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
POTATO MOUNTAIN CAFE CLOSES UP SHOP
December 9, 1999
No-mess sandwiches and 100 varieties of carrot cake couldn’t save Potato Mountain Cafe, a mashed-potato restaurant that closed last month.
ALSO-RANS FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
December 9, 1999
The final Nobel Peace Prize of the 20th century will be awarded in Oslo on Friday to an idea rather than to an individual peacemaker. But the year that slips away produced several significant contributions to a better global future that should not go unnoticed.
PRIORITIES MAY SHRINK WAITING LIST
December 9, 1999
Setting priorities for which people get services first may help whittle down the waiting list, legislators say.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM SHOWS PROMISE
December 9, 1999
The Lawrence school district has 60 children in a state-funded preschool program that researchers believe helps prepare the students for kindergarten.
December 9, 1999
A local church and the Kansas University Opera will team to perform a popular holiday musical.
LIONS TO OPEN TONIGHT — FINALLY
December 9, 1999
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team will meet Ponca City, Okla., tonight in the Blue Valley Shootout.