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Free State girls gore Garden City
December 10, 1999
One thing Garden City coach Kelly Gillette knows about his basketball players. They’re inconsistent. Really inconsistent. “You wouldn’t believe we won our last game by 56 points, would you?” Gillette said after Free State gouged the Buffaloes by 37 in the first round of the Olathe East Tipoff Classic.
MOVIE TELLS IMPORTANT STORY OF INFLUENCECORRUPTION
December 10, 1999
If there were justice in the world of movies, “The Insider” would be making oodles of money. The box office so far indicates that it will have to settle for high honors instead. But if “The Insider” is playing at a theater near you, go see it. It will renew your faith that a big, entertaining American movie can also be courageous and honorable. “The Insider” is to the 1990s what “All the President’s Men” was to the 1970s — except that, with this one, you get double the villainy. Instead of presidential evil-doing, you have deceitful Big Tobacco. And instead of a damn-the-consequences Washington Post, you get a timid and venal CBS. That’s what really makes this movie important: Not the behavior of the predictable bad guy, Brown & Williamson, but the behavior of the supposed hero, “60 Minutes,” — the watchdog that capitulates.
BRANCHING OUT
December 10, 1999
City officials should branch out in their thinking as they consider a new branch for the Lawrence Public Library. Lawrence now has two high schools. Is it time for two libraries?
DEC 10-25 YEARS AGO
December 10, 1999
IN 1974 “Higher education is the victim of inflation — we don’t contribute to it,” said Max Bickford, highly regarded executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents. On that note, the regents planned to plead their case for funding during the coming governor’s budget hearings focusing on higher education and its Kansas needs for the coming fiscal year. Republican Robert Bennett was to succeed Democrat Robert Docking in the executive mansion. The early evidence was that Bennett, a Kansas University graduate, planned to be helpful to the higher education cause.
DEC 10-100 YEARS AGO
December 10, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 10, 1899, a letter to the editor of the Lawrence Journal by Fred Straham criticized the location of the new school building at Warren (now Ninth) and Kentucky. Stream noted: “The new building will cause a gathering at that spot of upwards of 1,000 pupils from all parts of town and their mingling will largely increase the chances of the spread of contagious diseases such as measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, etc.” Referring to the new building as ‘the palace,’ Straham noted the effects on North Lawrence “On the north side the pupils of the Seventh and Eighth grades have no accommodations and have to cross the river.”
BEST BETS
December 10, 1999
Friday 12-10 Mike Hosty Trio, blues funk, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 9261/2 Mass.
DOCTORS MUST ADMIT FALLIBILITY
December 10, 1999
This one barely qualifies as a “whoopsie.” I’d never have noted the little mishap if it hadn’t happened to my own aunt or if it hadn’t come in the wake of a report that between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths occur from medical accidents every year. There in the clinic was Mrs. Alexander, aka “the vertigo.” She was one curtain away from Mrs. Fernandez, aka “the diabetes.” But it was 15 minutes into the conversation before the very pleasant young doctor discovered that Mrs. A wasn’t Mrs. F.
DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
December 10, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Immunization clinic, Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
RELIGION BRIEFS
December 10, 1999
Michigan Valley Michigan Valley Community Church, 6485 E. 221st, near Overbrook, will host “Parents’ Day Out” for children age 2 and up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All area parents are welcome to bring their children for a day of planned activities, games and a Christmas movie. Children will make a craft to take home. Santa will visit at noon. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this event. A free-will offering will be taken. For preregistration, call Delores Schoepflin at (785) 453-2286.
BILLY JOEL PROVES HE CAN STILL ROCK
December 10, 1999
Billy Joel, the self-proclaimed “Piano Man,” released his signature song in 1973. It’s a sure bet he wouldn’t have foreseen what the end of the millennium would bring, with 16,000 fans, most of them swaying in unison, joining him as he closed a 2 1/2-hour concert Tuesday night at Kemper Arena. It was a long way from the small clubs and bars where he got his start.
ROLLERCOASTER RIDE
December 10, 1999
ROLLER COASTER RIDE The Nasdaq Composite Index eked out a record Thursday, after a roller coaster session that saw the index gain, and then lose, more than 60 points.
CLOSE
December 10, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.08; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.60. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.29; milo, NA; corn, $1.60. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.08; soybeans, $4.31; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.65.
LAWMAKERS ENCOURAGE RETIREES TO ACT
December 10, 1999
Legislators told Kansas University retirees Thursday that it is up to the retirees to bring about changes in health-insurance plans provided to them. “As I’ve said before, politicians are heat-sensitive creatures,” said House Minority Leader Jim Garner. “If they feel some heat, they will respond.”
MIXED REVIEW EXPECTED FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
December 10, 1999
Annual report cards for each Lawrence school will be released Monday night during the school board’s meeting.
ADRIAN JONES RECUPERATING IN DALLAS
December 10, 1999
Adrian Jones is feeling much better, thank you. Jones, a Kansas University football tight end who was injured in a wreck the Sunday after Thanksgiving, is recuperating in his Dallas home.
HASKELL WOMEN TRIP WILLIAM JEWELL JV
December 10, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations shot 67 percent from the field and forced 31 turnovers en route to a 77-66 women’s college basketball victory over William Jewell’s junior varsity on Thursday night at Coffin Complex. Stephanie Romero scored 27 points and Eve Robichaud added 24 points for the Fightin’ Indians, who improved to 3-8.
FSHS-GARDEN CITY BOX
December 10, 1999
Free State 70, Garden City 60 GARDEN CITY (60)
IDA WINEROCK OBITUARY
December 10, 1999
IDA WINEROCK Graveside services for Ida Winerock were Nov. 29 at Floral Park Cemetery in New Jersey.
LHS-PONCA CITY BOYS BOX
December 10, 1999
Lawrence 58, Ponca City, Okla., 52 PONCA CITY (52)
JUDGE HANDS DOWN 17-YEAR SENTENCE
December 10, 1999
A Lawrence man convicted of raping his 3-year-old stepdaughter — and attempting to rape a 19-year-old woman while out on bond — could spend more than 17 years in prison. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone sentenced Jeffery L. Campbell, 30, to a total of 33 1/2 years, or 402 months, in prison, but he’ll serve only 206 months because some of the time is to be served concurrently. Campbell is eligible for 15 percent off that sentence for good time served.
LHS GIRLS SUFFER FIRST SETBACK
December 10, 1999
For a while, it appeared as if Lawrence High was on its way to stretching its girls basketball winning streak to three games. The Lions raced to a 9-3 lead against Shawnee Heights.
LANDLORD, POLICE FIND DRUGS IN APARTMENT
December 10, 1999
It wasn’t exactly a smoking gun, but an overflowing toilet led police to suspects anyway. A Lawrence landlord asked for help from the police after he received a call from some tenants. An overflowing toilet in an apartment above theirs was causing problems, and the landlord wanted police to be on hand when he entered the apartment in the 1700 block of Kentucky.
MARIE KELLISON OBITUARY
December 10, 1999
MARIE HALL KELLISON Easton — Private inurnment for Marie Hall Kellison, 90, Easton, will be at a future date in Easton Cemetery. Cremation is planned.
RANNEY SOUNDOFF
December 10, 1999
When Kansas switched from using the six character driver’s license to using Social Security numbers, what happened to the old six-digit numbers? Do they still exist anywhere and can they be used to trace people? The old six-digit driver’s license numbers continue to be part of a driver’s record, regardless of whether the person is now using his or her Social Security number or a nine-digit computer-generated number. If the Division of Motor Vehicles needed to search for a driver’s record using the old six-digit number, it could locate it.
ON THE STREET
December 10, 1999
What do you think about the recent survey in Men’s Fitness magazine saying Kansas City is the second-fattest city in the U.S.? Suzie Lechtenberg,
CORRECTION
December 10, 1999
An incorrect address was listed in Thursday’s Journal World for the former Potato Mountain Cafe, which closed last month. The business had occupied two spaces: 803 Vt. and 203 W. Eighth, both in the same building at Eighth and Vermont streets.
S CORRECT VERSION OF NEW ASK GARY
December 10, 1999
Q-Gary, Art Piculell, you responded to my frustration in securing tickets to a BB game at Lawrence. We are planning our third trip to Lawrence to see a game. Same problem presents itself, Tickets. Would you be kind enough to let me know where to begin this years’ search. Thanks
CITY VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
December 10, 1999
City Standings Women’s Recreation (Final): JACL 28-2, Winner’s Circle 23-7, Volley Girls 14-16, Spiking 101 14-16, J-W Ladies 11-19, Class Act 8-22, GBK 7-13.
CITY BASKETBALL STANDINGS
December 10, 1999
City Standings Men’s Eight (Final): No Shows 6-1, Pay Heed 6-1, Pinheads 5-2, D’s Crew 4-3, FMC 2-5, Lawrence Paper Co. 1-6, Free State Brewery 0-7.
SOUNDOFF - ROAD CLOSED SIGNS
December 10, 1999
What are the rules about going around “road closed” signs? I saw a police officer go around one while he was on duty and wondered if that was OK. According to Police Chief Ron Olin, “road closed” signs indicate that the road is closed to normal vehicular traffic. Obviously, police and emergency vehicles must go around these signs to answer calls, check sign compliance and perform functions related to why the road was closed to begin with. People who live or have business on a closed street may also drive past the sign.
GARDNER (ADDITIONAL)
December 10, 1999
Basehor-Linwood 52, Eudora 23
ASHES SPARK GARAGE FIRE
December 10, 1999
Discarded ashes spark garage fire
FSHS-Garden City
December 10, 1999
Free State High’s boys basketball team accomplished something for the first time by winning a first-round game at the Emporia Tipoff Classic for the third time. The Firebirds improved to 3-0 this season, winning back-to-back-to-back games for the first time ever, by defeating Garden City, 70-60, Thursday night at White Auditorium.
CHURCH NAMES PASTOR
December 10, 1999
After a yearlong search for the right candidate, First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy., has chosen a new pastor.
KU OFFERS BIG TEST, PAYCHECK FOR PSU
December 10, 1999
Gene Iba shudders to think about his last trip to Kansas — a 103-48 drubbing in 1995. His fifth Pittsburg State team visits Allen Fieldhouse again Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. tip.
CHANGE STILL A CONSTANT OF LIFE
December 10, 1999
The Seattle protester wore a Gap sweatshirt that undoubtedly was made somewhere across the globe, under imperfect labor laws. He was perhaps one of the “anarchists” demanding comprehensive governmental regulation of international trade. When his denunciation of globalization took the form of looting a Radio Shack store, he liberated (as was said by his sort in the ‘60s) a satellite dish. Analyzing Seattle’s end-of-the-century version of the storming of the Winter Palace, The Washington Post’s correspondent wrote that proponents of free trade can no longer just tell people that free trade improves workers’ jobs and consumers’ choices: “It turns out people also care about the loss of the corner bookstore. …”
CITY, COUNTY SALES STEADY IN OCTOBER
December 10, 1999
Retail sales held steady in Lawrence and Douglas County during October, a conclusion that may signal a solid holiday shopping season for area retailers. Lawrence businesses collected an estimated $931,118 in city sales taxes during the month, up 4.3 percent from a year ago, according to the latest report from the Kansas Department of Revenue. Douglas County brought in an estimated $865,638 in October, up 1.8 percent.
SENATOR TO LEAD MEETING ABOUT HELPING CHILDREN
December 10, 1999
Senator to lead meeting about helping children
FREE STATE GIRLS GORE GARDEN CITY
December 10, 1999
One thing Garden City coach Kelly Gillette knows about his basketball players. They’re inconsistent. Really inconsistent. “You wouldn’t believe we won our last game by 56 points, would you?” Gillette said after Free State gouged the Buffaloes by 37 in the first round of the Olathe East Tipoff Classic.
GREGG SCOTT OBITUARY
December 10, 1999
GREGG SCOTT Topeka — Services for Gregg Scott, 22, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
OSKALOOSA GETS WATER GRANT
December 10, 1999
The news that Oskaloosa received a $400,000 grant through the state to improve its water system came as a very pleasant surprise to City Councilman Mike Paavola. Oskaloosa, it was announced Thursday, was one of 26 communities chosen by the Department of Commerce and Housing for water and sewer system grants totaling more than $8 million.
ASK GARY
December 10, 1999
Q-Gary, Art Piculell, you responded to my frustration in securing tickets to a BB game at Lawrence. We are planning our third trip to Lawrence to see a game. Same problem presents itself, Tickets. Would you be kind enough to let me know where to begin this years’ search. Thanks
LAWRENCE TV STATION SOLD TO SCRIPPS
December 10, 1999
The sale to Cincinnatti-based E.W. Scripps Co. will end local ownership for another Lawrence media entity.
BOARD TO SETTLE RECORDS DISPUTES
December 10, 1999
Gov. Bill Graves and Atty. Gen. Karla Stovall push for legislation creating a special board to oversee public records disputes.
LHS BOYS WIN OPENER
December 10, 1999
Lawrence High wanted no part of another dreadful start to a boys basketball season. LHS, which opened last season with 11 losses, came through in the clutch Thursday night, popping Ponca City, Okla., 58-52, in the first round of the Blue Valley Shootout.
DESHAWN STEVENSON STRUGGLES
December 10, 1999
Kansas signee DeShawn Stevenson scored 19 points, but his Washington Union team was beaten by Philadelphia Roman Catholic, 90-51, Thursday at the Coca Cola Shootout.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 10, 1999
Washburn women blast Baker
LHS girls suffer first setback
December 10, 1999
For a while, it appeared as if Lawrence High was on its way to stretching its girls basketball winning streak to three games. The Lions raced to a 9-3 lead against Shawnee Heights.
DEC 10-40 YEARS AGO
December 10, 1999
IN %% 1959 The 176-acre Sunflower Village housing project near DeSoto was bought by Louis H. Ensley of Lawton, Okla., for an announced sum of $311,000.
CLOSE
December 10, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,134.79
HOLIDAY DINNER FOR COMMUNITY ENTERS SIXTH YEAR
December 10, 1999
Committee gears up for annual community Christmas feast.
HOSPITALS
December 10, 1999
Births Shaye Downing and John Robinson, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
CITY BLOTTER
December 10, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
AIRPORT TO CELEBRATE NEW HANGAR
December 10, 1999
Airport officials hope a new hangar and other improvements will launch the old airport into a new age.
YADON LETTER
December 10, 1999
Dear Editor: When Jonathan Kozol spoke at the Lied Center in November, I found myself in a crowd of supporters of public education, people who believe — as I do — that the real strength of America owes in large part to a system of local school districts with a mission to educate all citizens. If we do not begin to raise our voices in the debate on education, our schools will become corporate headquarters for those who see graduates as products and teachers as assembly-line workers.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, KID AND POPSICLE
December 10, 1999
Popsicle power. Gabriel Luke Magee, 1 1/2, enjoys his cherry popsicle this summer. Gabriel is the son of Larry and Laurie Magee, Lawrence, and the grandson of Bill and Wilda Leonard, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. 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.
LHS boys win opener
December 10, 1999
Lawrence High wanted no part of another dreadful start to a boys basketball season. LHS, which opened last season with 11 losses, came through in the clutch Thursday night, popping Ponca City, Okla., 58-52, in the first round of the Blue Valley Shootout.
FSHS-GARDEN CITY
December 10, 1999
Emporia — Free State High’s boys basketball team accomplished something for the first time by winning a first-round game at the Emporia Tipoff Classic for the third time. The Firebirds improved to 3-0 this season, winning back-to-back-to-back games for the first time ever, by defeating Garden City, 70-60, Thursday night at White Auditorium.
DESHAWN STEVENSON STRUGGLES
December 10, 1999
Kansas signee DeShawn Stevenson scored 19 points, but his Washington Union team was beaten by Philadelphia Roman Catholic, 90-51, Thursday at the Coca Cola Shootout.
Murder suspect enters innocent plea
December 10, 1999
A Jefferson County man enters an innocent plea in the murder of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann.
WOULD-BE VOLUNTEER THWARTED BY RULE
December 10, 1999
A Lawrence man is at odds with a volunteer program’s demand for his Social Security number.
DESOTO TOURNEY
December 10, 1999
DeSoto — Shooting percentages suffered from a chilling effect at the finals of the DeSoto Tournament on Thursday night. The biggest victim of the cold snap appeared to be Eudora High’s boys basketball team. The Cardinals dropped their first game of the season as an icy shooting display cost the team a 66-42 loss to Spring Hill in the tournament’s championship game.
Family of victim tries to cope with pain, loss
December 10, 1999
A grief-stricken family talks about the aftermath of murder.