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Free State girls fall to Blue Valley
December 12, 1999
Lackluster Free State couldn’t match the blockbuster shooting of Blue Valley’s Tammy McCoy and Jessica Boan Saturday at the Olathe East Tipoff Classic. McCoy and Boan combined for 31 points to boost the Tigers to a 41-30 girls basketball victory.
Junction City clips Firebirds
Free State finished fourth at the Emporia Tipoff Classic for the third straight season.
December 12, 1999
Been there, done that. Free State High’s boys basketball team, playing in the third-place game of the Emporia Tipoff Classic for the third straight year, once again had to settle for fourth.
Lions place fourth at Blue Valley tournament
December 12, 1999
LHS connected on just five of 14 free-throw attempts and shot 41.7 percent from the field. Lawrence High’s failure to do the little things is creating a big headache for Lion boys basketball coach Mark Vancuren.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS MORE
December 12, 1999
The Life of Thomas More Peter Ackroyd
POISONOUS.
December 12, 1999
Display your poinsettia with pride and without fear.
SKIING PACKAGES
December 12, 1999
Real alpine skiing An array of skiing packages at seven Italian and six Swiss major resorts is available from Central Holidays.
PROJECT OF THE WEEK
December 12, 1999
Bed Makes Nice First Car
KOVELS CURRENT PRICES
December 12, 1999
CURRENT PRICES: Current prices are recorded from antique shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
SUNDAY BRIEFS
December 12, 1999
Clean living What’s a healthful lifestyle worth? Maybe six to 10 extra years of life, new research suggests. Dramatic benefits are shown for people who don’t smoke and who maintain low cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The research, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., found life-extending benefits for adults of all ages who have low heart-disease risk factors, including not smoking cigarettes.
GARDEN SPOT
December 12, 1999
Bough Wow!
KANSAS OUTDOOR STORE
December 12, 1999
Pratt — Folks who like to shop with the Department of Wildlife and Parks at Christmas time now have a new option — online shopping. The agency’s website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us, offers hunting and fishing licenses, boat registration renewals, magazine subscriptions, stamps, and most other hunting and fishing related issues right online.
FAMILY
December 12, 1999
Three-wheelin’. Travis Neis, 1 1/2, Eudora, loves to ride on the three-wheeler with his father, Jim Neis, on the family farm. The picture was submitted by Kelly Neis, Travis’ mom. 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.
RAISING THE BAR
December 12, 1999
To the editor: In view of recent articles and letters about Lawrence public education, we’d like to add some comments based on a semester in a Pittsburgh, Pa., elementary school.
25 YEARS AGO
December 12, 1999
The Lawrence City Commission approved the sale of $4 million in revenue bonds to match federal funds for a new secondary sewage treatment plant and to fund water works improvements here. Rising prices had helped boost the value of the 1974 wheat crop about $1 billion over the past year’s harvest although production was far less than the government had expected.
100 YEARS AGO
December 12, 1999
On Dec. 12, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed “Other towns in Kansas are having fun at the expense of Lawrence over that curfew whistle. There is no occasion for hilarity. That curfew whistle makes the finest kind of music, and no one pays any attention to it further than that.”
FREE STATE WRESTLING
December 12, 1999
High School Results Saturday at Garnett
EUDORA WRESTLING
December 12, 1999
Saturday at Eudora Team Scores: Eudora 187, Hiawatha 114.5, Sumner Academy 101, Louisburg 99, Holton 96, Perry-Lecompton 95, Wellsville 57.5, Central Heights 48, Prairie View 33.5
LHS WRESTLING
December 12, 1999
MELVIN DOUGLAS INVITATIONAL Saturday at Highland Park
12/12 SUN DATEBOOK
December 12, 1999
TODAY 2 p.m.: Lawrence Chamber Orchestra Series Performance featuring the Lawrence High School A Cappella Choir.
WATERFOWL REPORTS
December 12, 1999
Clinton Wildlife Area (updated 12-8): 2,000 ducks, mainly mallards, teal and gadwall. Water one foot below pool. Hunting good in marshes. Expected hunting success fair. Marshes have been pumped. Hillsdale WA (updated 11-29): 1,000 ducks. Water near pool. Hunting conditions fair. Expected success fair. Antioch wetland three-quarters full. Little Bull wetland below dam, one-third full. Brown’s wetland under construction, open to hunting, three-quarters full.
TEEN FILMMAKER PROJECTS BIG IMAGE
December 12, 1999
Alyssa Buecker shared filmmaking tips with others in Lawrence Saturday.
REVENUE SENDS ERRANT TAX CHECKS
December 12, 1999
There may be few or there may be many, but some lucky Kansans are getting free money from the Kansas Department of Revenue.
FARMERS BID FAREWELL AT HOLIDAY MARKET
December 12, 1999
Vendors said goodbye to the Lawrence Farmers Market on Saturday, but many will return next May.
CITY, COUNTY CONSIDER HOUSING MERGER
December 12, 1999
The creation of a Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority will be discussed this week by the city and county.
ROBERTS TO FIGHT CLINTON COURT APPOINTMENT
December 12, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Denver — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and GOP colleagues from other states intend to fight President Clinton’s nomination of a longtime Democratic ally to the federal appeals court that serves Kansas.
MUST SUN FAMILY CELEBRATES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT
December 12, 1999
Open house to celebrate new Habitat home
DOES THE HOSPITAL OWN PROMPTCARE?
December 12, 1999
I see that the PromptCare sign was taken down at the new LMH south building. Does that mean that PromptCare is now part of LMH, or is it still an independent business? When Lawrence Memorial Hospital entered a lease agreement with the building’s owner, Howard Ellis, the lease specified LMH’s right to place its own sign on the building. Workers removed the PromptCare sign on Oct. 5, but the urgent care clinic remains to do business in the building, 3500 Clinton Parkway.
FREE STATE GIRLS FALL TO BLUE VALLEY
December 12, 1999
Lackluster Free State couldn’t match the blockbuster shooting of Blue Valley’s Tammy McCoy and Jessica Boan Saturday at the Olathe East Tipoff Classic. McCoy and Boan combined for 31 points to boost the Tigers to a 41-30 girls basketball victory.
40 YEARS AGO
December 12, 1999
Robert F. Ellsworth, Lawrence attorney, announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District race. He was seeking the U.S. House seat as a Republican. (In 1959, Douglas County was in the 2nd District.) Ellsworth later was a top White House aide during the early months of the Nixon administration, was U.S. ambassador to NATO in Brussels and had a successful career in investment baning. He was defeated in a later bid for a GOP U.S. Senate nomination.
WRESTLING BRIEFS
December 12, 1999
Lions’ Hauber first Topeka — Lawrence High’s Jeff Hauber went 2-0 to win the 152-pound weight class in a high school wrestling tournament Saturday at Highland Park. The Loins’ Sean Patton went 3-1 and took third at 130. LHS placed ninth in the team standings.
BLOTTER FOR DEC. 12, 1999
December 12, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HOWARD E. REINEMAN SROBITUARY
December 12, 1999
HOWARD E. REINEMAN SR. Topeka — Services for Howard E. Reineman Sr., 78, Topeka, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Topeka. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at Carson Cemetery in Ector, Tex.
ROBERT W. NEIS OBITUARY
December 12, 1999
ROBERT W. NEIS Eudora — Services for Robert W. Neis, 76, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Eudora. Private inurnment will be at Eudora Cemetery.
DORIS GILL OBITUARY
December 12, 1999
DORIS GILL Services for Doris Elaine Gill, 46, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
AREA BOYS ROUNDUP
December 12, 1999
Boys Jefferson North 48, Oskaloosa 44
AREA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ROUNDUP
December 12, 1999
Girls McLouth 42, Oskaloosa 16
JUNCTION CITY CLIPS FIREBIRDS
December 12, 1999
Free State finished fourth at the Emporia Tipoff Classic for the third straight season.
KU WOMEN BEDEVIL MVS
December 12, 1999
For Jaclyn Johnson and several other Kansas University basketball players, there would be no Juke Box Saturday night. “I am sleepy,” Johnson announced following the 14th-ranked Jayhawks’ 97-53 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. “I’m going home and going to bed, then wake up and study.”
NBA BRIEFS
December 12, 1999
Warriors 104, Timberwolves 76 Minneapolis — John Starks scored 27 points and Chris Mills scored 23 as the Golden State Warriors overcame a 20-point first-half deficit Saturday night to hand the Minnesota Timberwolves their worst loss of the season 104-76. Antawn Jamison added 16 points for Golden State, which won its second straight following an 11-game losing streak. Rasho Nesterovic had 23 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost five straight games for the first time since November 1997. Kevin Garnett scored just 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting as Minnesota lost its eighth in 10 games.
LIONS PLACE FOURTH AT BLUE VALLEY TOURNAMENT
December 12, 1999
LHS connected on just five of 14 free-throw attempts and shot 41.7 percent from the field.
RETIRED PROFESSOR AS ACTIVE AS EVER
December 12, 1999
Wiley Mitchell is one of those sturdy people who stand almost as symbols of Kansas University. He has been here in all the years of the university that I remember, and he is one of the great gentlemen of KU. As I think about him I wonder how many there are coming along who will be as important to KU as he has been. He’s a man of the School of Business, and for 12 years he has been a leader among KU retirees. He received his bachelor’s degree at KU in 1946, his M.B.A. here in ‘47, and became a certified public accountant in 1957. He retired as a full professor after a distinguished and pivotal career in his school.
COLLISON COMES BACK
December 12, 1999
Nick Collison erupted for a career-high 20 points on Saturday night after scoring just one basket on Tuesday against Michigan State.
AGAINST PSU
December 12, 1999
Eric Chenowith hasn’t been big man on campus lately. He has been widely criticized in the student paper and other forums for a somewhat slow start his junior season.
QUILTER OF QUILTS
December 12, 1999
One woman’s stitching witchery has completed more than 200 quilts.
DISPLAY GROUP BECOMES A MARKET FIXTURE
December 12, 1999
What started on a kitchen table 25 years ago today produces in-store displays for some of the country’s largest retailers. Its name: E and E Display Group.
KEHDE COLUMN
December 12, 1999
In the pantheon of great Kansas outdoorsmen, Delmar Flack of Shawnee Mission and his sons are among the most preeminent. Like Blair Flynn and family of Overbrook, the Flacks are superb duck and goose hunters. They are especially nimble at manipulating goose and duck calls.
WEST JUNIOR HIGH WRESTLINIG
December 12, 1999
KC HARMON FRESHMAN TOURNAMENT West Results
PITTSBURG STATE TAKES ITS BEST SHOT
December 12, 1999
Someday, when he’s old and gray, Brandon Pate can regale his progeny about that December night back in ‘99 in Allen Fieldhouse. “Hopefully, I’ll get a copy so if they don’t believe me I can put it in the VCR,” said Pate, Pittsburg State’s junior point guard.
PIERCE
December 12, 1999
Some two hours before boarding a plane that would take the Celtics to New York - to the first of seven road games in their next 10 outings - Rick Pitino watched Paul Pierce go down at practice with a sprained left ankle.
OVERHOLSER
December 12, 1999
Fie on Steve Forbes. Just as Washington-bashing was beginning to feel passe, here he comes again, trying to renew the attack. A few thousand bucks for every time Forbes spits out “Washington” on the campaign trail, and we’d all soon be in his tax bracket. Well, I’m spitting back: Aw shaddup, Steve. Washington is a great city, and even some of our fellow Americans are beginning to realize it.
12-12 HOW IS YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING GOING?
December 12, 1999
How is your holiday shopping going? Kristin Brumm,
SUNDAY BRIEFCASE
December 12, 1999
Faces and places The following area residents represented Douglas County as delegates at the Kansas Farm Bureau’s annual meeting: Mariann Bradley, Eudora; Gerald Dwyer, Lawrence; Robin Edmonds, Berryton; Linda Faust, Overbrook; Debbie Grosdidier, Eudora; Brian Pine, Lawrence; Alden Bradley, Eudora; and Brenna Wulfkuhl, Berryton.
JAYHAWKS DRILL GORILLAS
December 12, 1999
Nick Collison and Eric Chenowith scored 20 points apiece as Kansas stopped pesky Pittsburg State.
INTERNET, LIQUOR SALES UNDER SCRUTINY
December 12, 1999
The Lawrence City Commission will vote on a legislative priority list as state lawmakers prepare for the 2000 session.
WRESTLING
December 12, 1999
Junior High Results SM WEST SOPHMORE INVITATIONAL
BRODER
December 12, 1999
George W. Bush and John McCain are putting one of my political axioms to a severe test. Over the years, I have come to believe that politicians are very good judges of other politicians; that if you want to know the worthiness of candidates seeking higher office, ask the people who have served with them. That is why it was so impressive last winter to see all those Republican governors move early to anoint the governor of Texas as their choice for the presidency in 2000.
ARTS NOTES
December 12, 1999
Photo Alliance to have Christmas dinner
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 12, 1999
Seabury JV rolls, 24-13 Seabury Academy’s junior varsity basketball team defeated Topeka Heritage Christian, 24-13, on Friday at Seabury. Kelsey Finger scored 10 points for Seabury, 8-1.
TWO KILLEEN PREPS COMMIT TO KU
December 12, 1999
Cornerback Johnny McCoy and defensive end David McMillan say they’ll play football at Kansas.
SHARING THE LOAD
December 12, 1999
Unwittingly, regents may have enlisted the aid of powerful allies in their quest to get more funding from the state: The parents and students who would be hit hardest by higher tuition increases. Perhaps, by accident, members of the Kansas Board of Regents have found a way to get state legislators more concerned about proper funding for the state’s regents universities.
SCHOOLS SEE RISE IN DRUG ORDERS
December 12, 1999
An apparent increase in consumption of medication by Lawrence school district students is prompting the first survey of the type of substances taken.