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Free State girls falter late
December 11, 1999
Now Free State High basketball coach Craig Hershiser knows how NASA feels about the Mars Lander. Free State crash landed seven seconds into the fourth quarter on Friday night and the Firebirds haven’t been heard from since.
HONESTY LAUDED
December 11, 1999
To the editor: Today we hear so much about bad things happening, like purse snatching, credit cards stolen and used. But I want to thank a Good Samaritan. I left my purse in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart last Tuesday afternoon and drove ten miles home before missing it. Expecting the worst, I called the store, but thankfully, someone had found it and turned it in.
100 YEARS AGO
December 11, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 11, 1899, the headlines read, “FOR A PUBLIC BUILDING — Congressman Bowersock Introduces a Bill for a Post Office for the City of Lawrence.” The Lawrence Journal observed regarding this proposed $75,000 building: “It will be gratifying news to the people of Lawrence to know that a start will be made in this direction, whether more comes of it now or not.” The bill was not acted upon in that session and it would be April of 1906 before the post office was built.
BEST BETS
December 11, 1999
TODAY Simon Wonderbrown, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Brown Bear Brewing Co., 729 Mass.
LET ADVERTISERS KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF PROGRAMS THEY SPONSOR
December 11, 1999
I am very irritated by all the sex and violence on television night after night. The movies are bad enough, but now the sitcoms are just as bad. Is there any way we can influence the networks to be more responsible in their programming? We have more power to influence television programming than we think. I’m told that every letter received is estimated to represent 40,000 viewers who didn’t take the time to write. It’s important to know, however, where those letters should be sent. In earlier days, I wrote directors, producers and other executives at the television networks. My complaints either received rude replies or were largely ignored.
GETTING ADVICESPENDING BREAKOUT
December 11, 1999
GETTING ADVICE Robert Baker is a full-time credit counselor and the branch manager of the Lawrence Consumer Credit Counseling Office, 2518 Ridge Ct., room 207.
ENGAGEMENTS
December 11, 1999
Potts-Tyler Lisa A. Potts, daughter of J. Eugene Fox, Grand Junction, Colo., and Diana Fox, Lawrence, and Charles “Chuck” C. Tyler, son of Charles and Reta Tyler, Caldwell, announce their engagement.
ANNIVERSARIES
December 11, 1999
Goldie E. and Kenneth E. Flanders Goldie E. and Kenneth E. Flanders, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private celebration at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.
4-H AND FCE
December 11, 1999
THE NOVEMBER MEETING of the Meadowlark 4-H Club was Nov. 9 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. President Dennis Mersmann called the meeting to order, and the roll call was answered by doing a turkey impression. The song leaders lead the club in singing “Thumbs Up.” Teal Peck and Willey Frick joined the club as new members. A Christmas party was planned to include a gift exchange, games and a canned food drive. The club also made final plans for caroling. After the meeting, a project fair was visited by all members, where information about projects was given. THE PIONEER 4-H CLUB’S November meeting was called to order by President Tom Wilson at the Lone Star Marina. Casey Wagner led the club in the flag salute and 7-year-old to 9-year-old 4-H’ers led the club in the “cheeseburger song.” Roll call was answered by sharing Thanksgiving plans. Two visitors, Kimberly Diers and Martin Bergstrom, attended.
CLUB NEWS
December 11, 1999
THE LAWRENCE 99ER BRIDGE CLUB’S regular Wednesday night game was directed by Eldon Herd. North-South winners were led by Cynthia Ward and Michael Machell, followed by Jan Darting and Janet Williams, and Sylvia Martin and Phil Paludan. East-West winners were led by Leta and Wilbur White, followed by Mary Miller and Barbara Willits, and Coleen Martin and Amy Waddle. The lesson before next Wednesday’s game will deal with “play of the hand,” including finesses.
SCOUTING NEWS
December 11, 1999
THREE WEBELO SCOUTS from Pack 3051, chartered by Pinckney School, helped the Kansas University Museum of Natural History with a program for the benefit of the children at Hilltop Child Development Center. Jack Berkowitz, Michael O’Malley and Eric Loux assisted in studying rain forest animals and playing dinosaur wars and pollen gathering games. This activity helped them earn their Webelo Citizenship Badge. WOOD BADGE BEADS were awarded to Patrick Donahue, Joseph E. King and Phil Owen, adult leaders of Troop 59, at the Dec. 2 Pelathe District Round Table. Wood Badge is advanced Scout leader training in which leaders learn both scout and organization skills. The beads show they have completed the second part of the program which is to design and carry out an individual task list to further help their unit. The Wood Badge ceremony was attended by Scout leaders from all over the Heart of America Counsel.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
December 11, 1999
High School Results Thursday at at Hiawatha
CLOSE
December 11, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,224.70
CLOSE
December 11, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.09; soybeans, $4.27; milo, $1.37; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.30; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.09; soybeans, $4.32; milo, $1.37; corn, $1.66.
CALIFORNIA JUCO LINEMAN COMMITS TO KANSAS
December 11, 1999
Kansas University’s football team has added to its junior college defensive recruiting crop with the addition of a versatile California juco defensive lineman. Ryan Atkinson, a 6-foot-2, 285-pounder from Citrus (Calif.) Community College, has given the Jayhawks a nonbinding verbal commitment. He’ll graduate in December and report to KU for next semester.
BUILDERS SEEK FEE RELIEF
December 11, 1999
Baldwin sewer and water fees have drawn the ire of developers.
SCHOOL BOUNDARY DECISION EXPECTED
December 11, 1999
Changes in elementary school boundaries and the district’s annual report card on student assessment dominate the school board’s meeting agenda.
KANSAS WOMEN CAGE STATS
December 11, 1999
G-GS MIN. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb. Pts. Lynn Pride 6-6 31.3 40-89 .449 12-19 .632 9.5 15.3
JAIL LIBRARY SOUND OFF
December 11, 1999
I have some paperback books that I’d like to donate to the library at the new Douglas County Jail. How do I go about doing this, and where do I take the books? Call Deputy Tom Wood or Lori Maley at the jail, 830-1000. Wood said the library is about half full, and he would welcome additions. He said the donations need to be wholesome paperbacks; self-help books in particular are welcome. Wood encourages people to call first before leaving anything for the jail. He said people shouldn’t leave names, addresses or phone numbers in the books.
CAPTION FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
December 11, 1999
Bill Snead/Journal-World Photo Been There, Done That. Interested spectators at Kansas University’s football practice in Stillwater, Okla., last month included a few former KU football players. Front row from left are John Hadl, Lawrence, two-time All-American, 1960-61; Charlie Hoag, Topeka, All Big-Seven halfback, 1951; Galen Fiss, Kansas City, Kan., All Big-Seven fullback, 1952 and KU alumnus and Distinguished Service Citation recipient in 1990; and John Stewart III, Wellington and Lawrence.
SUSPECT IN TWO ATTACKS ON WOMEN ARRESTED
December 11, 1999
A 29-year-old Lawrence man is in the Douglas County Jail on charges related to two attacks, including one last week in which a 21-year-old woman reported a rape attempt by a man wearing a clown disguise. Investigators also linked the suspect to a similar incident that happened six months ago in the same neighborhood.
HASKELL STUDENT REPORTS ON-CAMPUS RAPE
December 11, 1999
A rape report at Haskell Indian Nations University followed the downsizing of the university’s security force.
FREE STATE-EMPORIA GIRLS BOX
December 11, 1999
Emporia 39, Free State 31 EMPORIA (39)
LHS-AQUINAS BOX
December 11, 1999
Overland Park Aquinas 62, Lawrence 52 AQUINAS (62)
DATEBOOK SAT
December 11, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lawrence Farmers Market Holiday Market, Building Nos. 1 and 2 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2200 Harper.
HOSPITALS FOR DEC. 11
December 11, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Leonard, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
AREA ROUNDUP
December 11, 1999
Santa Fe Trail girls 65, Topeka Highland Park 30
UNENLIGHTENED JUDGMENT
December 11, 1999
The mostly drab Kansas University campus during what should be, and once was, a far brighter scene is not the best public relations ploy. Sometimes an agency’s overzealousness for “political correctness” can deteriorate to the ridiculous stage. That seems to be what has happened at Kansas University regarding connections to Christmas and the holiday season.
Firebird’s winning streak stopped in Emporia
December 11, 1999
All good things come to an end. Such was the case for Free State High’s boys basketball team Friday night, as the Firebirds’ three-game winning streak was snapped by Emporia, host of the Emporia Tipoff Classic, 76-34, on Friday night at White Auditorium.
DELIVERS A HOLIDAY MESSAGE
December 11, 1999
There wasn’t one bit of humbug Friday night at the Lied Center, where Troupe America’s 17-member cast of “Here’s Love” sang and danced for more than 2 1/2 hours — all in celebration of the spirit of Christmas. Meredith Willson, who cut his teeth under the batons of John Philip Sousa and Arturo Toscanini, takes a holiday favorite, “Miracle on 34th Street,” adds sentimental and lively songs and a little swing dancing, and comes out with a musical that’s sure to win the hearts of even the scroogiest of Scrooges.
EUROPE MAY HAVE LESSON FOR U.S.
December 11, 1999
Intelligence sources tell us that the alarming development of low birth rates in Europe is of significant concern to them because it will most likely lead to destabilization in the region. The birth rates in Northern Europe have fallen well below population replacement rates, a development that has several ramifications for the United States — because the 20th Century has taught us that our fortunes are tied to their fortunes.
KU WOMEN WILL MISS JACKSON
December 11, 1999
If Jennifer Jackson had her way, she’d return to Kansas University’s women’s basketball team before the doctor’s 10-day minimum recuperation time expired. So Jackson’s mother took the offensive.
STEVENSON SHOWS SKILLS IN MISSOURI
December 11, 1999
DeShawn Stevenson, 6-5 from Fresno, Calif., has watched his high school team struggle in the early going this season.
S LOSS IN SHOOTOUT SEMIFINAL
December 11, 1999
Lawrence will meet Blue Valley at 5 p.m. today for third place in the Blue Valley Shootout.
S WINNING STREAK STOPPED IN EMPORIA
December 11, 1999
Emporia — All good things come to an end. Such was the case for Free State High’s boys basketball team Friday night, as the Firebirds’ three-game winning streak was snapped by Emporia, host of the Emporia Tipoff Classic, 76-34, on Friday night at White Auditorium.
GARDNER INVITATIONAL
December 11, 1999
Baldwin High girls basketball coach Mike Berg has a strange definition of beauty. Strange, at least, in regards to the sport of basketball.
40 YEARS AGO
December 11, 1999
IN %% 1959 Marion A. Barlow was elected president of the Lawrence Realtors Assn. for the coming year.
KEEP THE JINGLES IN YOUR POCKET
December 11, 1999
You don’t have to break the bank to have a good Christmas, a local credit counselor says.
WEDDINGS
December 11, 1999
Varel-Brady Laura Ann Varel and Dr. James Timothy Brady, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 25, 1999, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Bartelso, Ill., with the Rev. Henry Fischer officiating.
FREE STATE GIRLS FALTER LATE
December 11, 1999
Now Free State High basketball coach Craig Hershiser knows how NASA feels about the Mars Lander. Free State crash landed seven seconds into the fourth quarter on Friday night and the Firebirds haven’t been heard from since.
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE DISAPPEARING
December 11, 1999
Thefts of decorations can put a damper on Lawrence residents’ holiday spirit.
OPEN RECORDS REFORM OUTLINED
December 11, 1999
A Democratic proposal would limit copying charges for public records to 25 cents a page.
FSHS-EMPORIA STORYBOX
December 11, 1999
Free State will play Junction City at 1:15 p.m. today for third place in the Emporia Tipoff Classic.
SOCIETY CALENDAR
December 11, 1999
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
Fouls mar Lion’s loss in shootout semifinal
December 11, 1999
The Lions were called for a whopping 30 fouls and had four starters foul out in the final two minutes of their 62-52 loss to Overland Park Aquinas in the Blue Valley Shootout semifinals. Aquinas went to the free-throw line a staggering 44 times and made 28 of them. The Saints scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and 16 came via free throws.
MILITARY NEWS
December 11, 1999
AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS Stephen A. Jones has graduated from the financial management apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Tex. He was taught the principles of accounting.
RECYCLING BOARD SEEKS MEMBERS
December 11, 1999
New members sought for recycling board
25 YEARS AGO
December 11, 1999
IN 1974 It appeared that Eugene Ionesco, a major force in absurdist theater and one of the world’s top-rated dramatists, might make a visit to Kansas Unversity during the 1960 spring semester.
LOSSES AT KU EQUAL GAINS BACK ON CAMPUS
December 11, 1999
Opponents win — financially, at least — when they visit Allen Fieldhouse.
LOSS UNTIMELY FOR PITTSBURG STATE
December 11, 1999
Kansas will meet Pittsburg State at 7:05 tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be shown on channels 13 and 62.
SATURDAY COLUMN
December 11, 1999
Just how good is the local public school system? Is it as good as people would like to think it is? A great deal of attention has been focused on the health of Kansas University and other Kansas regents universities because of tight budgets. Perhaps there hasn’t been sufficient attention given to the health and excellence of the Lawrence school system.
MAYER COLUMN - KU TIPTOEING MUST STOP
December 11, 1999
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams probably would subscribe to the old Ralph Houk philosophy about team development for a championship bid. Fortunately there are merciful educational weeks before March to help KU regroup after that debacle of timidity against Michigan State. Houk is the fiery old Battle of the Bulge major from Stull who played, pitching-coached and managed with baseball’s New York Yankees during one of their most glorious periods. Ralph rates as one of the finest all-around athletes in Lawrence High history. As a catcher he had the misfortune of making the Yankee roster when Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra had hall of fame incumbency.
12/11 WHAT KIND OF HOLIDAY DECORATIONS DO YOU HAVE UP?
December 11, 1999
What kind of holiday decorations do you have up? Sue Ice,
AROUND AND ABOUT
December 11, 1999
STYLE N THUNDER, a bay gelding owned by Leo, Peggy and Paula Wenger of Lecompton, was a top 10 finalist in Junior Pleasure Driving at the 1999 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship show Nov. 7-20 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 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.