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KAN TEL CUTLINE
December 14, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Kan-Tel’s controller Jerry Black says the short-term savings that the company will reap by being able to forego principal payments for one year will allow KanTel’s parent company, Diamond Home Services Inc., reorganize and remain profitable.
F/N CUTE BABY COSTUME
December 14, 1999
Flower girl. Mattea Biser, 16 months old, made a pretty flower for Halloween. Her mother, Sheri Biser of Springfield, Mo., made her costume for her. Mattea is the granddaughter of Dennis and Terri Novacek of Lawrence, who submitted the photo. 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.
HERBEL TO RETIRE AS QUAIL RUN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
December 14, 1999
The Lawrence school board Monday unanimously accepted a request for early retirement from the principal of the district’s largest elementary school. Linda Herbel, the only principal to serve at Quail Run School since it opened in 1988, will retire after 29 years of service to Lawrence public schools.
S NEW ADMINISTRATIVE SLOT
December 14, 1999
The principal of Cordley School, Tom Christie, was promoted to executive director of instruction and curriculum.
AGENDA (2) FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DEC. 15
December 14, 1999
Background Property owners John S. Bush and Calvin Eddy Kappelman are planning to add a restaurant and commercial and office space to the southwest corner of Sixth and Comet Lane.
AUTHORITIES ASSESSING DIESEL FUEL LEAK NEAR CLINTON LAKE
December 14, 1999
Emergency crews spent much of Monday afternoon assessing possible damage from diesel fuel that leaked into a dry stream bed near Clinton Lake. It wasn’t known how much diesel fuel was spilled, but authorities speculated it may have been 10 to 20 gallons.
AGENDA (3) FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DEC. 15
December 14, 1999
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will consider the following agenda when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts: Consent agenda:
GET MOVING TO FOCUS ON NUTRITION
December 14, 1999
The third “Get Moving! Eat Right and Stay Healthy” workshop is at 6:30 p.m. today at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. Heidi Oberrieder, community education coordinator for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will discuss personal nutrition and offer tips on maintaining a healthy diet during the hourlong program. A question-and-answer session will follow.
LHS-FSHS SWIMMING
December 14, 1999
High School Results MONDAY AT SHAWNEE MISSION EAST
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
December 14, 1999
Today 10 a.m.: Douglas County Complete Count Committee, city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts. An organization meeting for the committee, which will promote local participation in the 2000 federal census.
HOLIDAY DINNER CLARIFICATION
December 14, 1999
Those needing a ride or meals delivered for the annual community Christmas Dinner should call 842-5292 after 6 a.m. on Christmas Day. Before Christmas, call Lani Oglesby, 749-5305.
SECRETARY RESPONDS
December 14, 1999
To the editor: By his own admission, Lawrence Journal-World reporter Dave Ranney doesn’t know the history behind the Kansas Department of Revenue and what is has done the last five years to rebuild itself from the ground up with only one goal in mind — to put the customer first, every time. That simply means serving the people of Kansas in the most customer-service-oriented way possible.
ECONOMIC OFFICIALS TO SURVEY RESIDENTS
December 14, 1999
Franklin County residents should expect phone calls from economic development officials.
COUNTY APPROVES HOUSING AUTHORITY MERGER
December 14, 1999
The merger, if also approved by Lawrence, will help eliminate redundancy between the two agencies.
COLLEGE STUDENTS IMPORTANT FOR CITY COUNT
December 14, 1999
Lawrence and Kansas University could gain some legislative clout in the coming decade, if college students take the initiative to get counted. Student participation in the 2000 Census, Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said, is especially important because it will have a direct bearing on state legislative reapportionment.
COLUMBINE THREAT AT LHS PROMPTS EXTRA SECURITY
December 14, 1999
Police are looking for the person who left a cryptic, frightening message on a wall at Lawrence High School.
TUITION HIKE, EQUITY SURVEY AMONG TOPICS FOR REGENTS
December 14, 1999
The Kansas Board of Regents has started talking about a tuition increase.
PLAN FOR TABACCO MONEY FALLS SHORT, GROUP SAYS
December 14, 1999
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet recommends only $2.5 million for anti-tobacco programs next year.
DEC 14-100 YEARS AGO
December 14, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 14, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized regarding the eight-hour law. The Journal noted that the 1891 Kansas legislature had enacted a law “that when a man had been employed for eight hours on any public work, such service should constitute a day’s labor. The law was made applicable to all kinds of work for the state, or any county, city, township or other municipality, and has been in full force and effect since March 10, 1891.” The Journal noted that the law had been upheld in the Kansas State Supreme Court. The Lawrence paper objected to this law as being “class legislation” and fostering favoritism in the workplace.
DEC 14-25 YEARS AGO
December 14, 1999
Like inflation, the need for emergency aid in Douglas County had increased sharply in recent months and local social service agencies said this might be only the tip of the iceberg if economic conditions continued to worsen. A number of special programs for the needy were being formulated, particularly with the Christmas season at hand.
HASKELL SCULPTURE IS CAPITAL IDEA
December 14, 1999
A Haskell artist will travel later this week to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House reception for a holiday art display there.
LAWRENCE, DOUGLAS COUNTRY PREPARE FOR 2000 CENSUS
December 14, 1999
Lawrence and Douglas County are gearing up to make sure everyone is counted in the 2000 Census.
COUNTY TO PAY FOR NEW AERIAL PHOTOS
December 14, 1999
Douglas County will be spending $117,577 for a new set of aerial pictures of the rural areas of the county. Surveyors, appraisers and others now turn to a set of outdated photos, some of which are nearly 10 years old.
BANK ROBBER ADMITS GUILT IN LAWRENCE HEIST
December 14, 1999
An Overland Park man is facing up to 125 years in federal prison for four bank robberies, a car-jacking and firing a gun during a car-jacking. The crimes took place in Lawrence and in Overland Park. Christopher George Nemmers, 22, entered guilty pleas on Monday for the crimes before U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers in federal court in Topeka.
S OFFICE INVESTIGATING CONVENIENCE STORE BURGLARY
December 14, 1999
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the burglary of a convenience store in which the suspects backed their pickup truck into the glass doors of the business to gain entrance. Sheriff’s officers reported that at 1:57 a.m. Sunday, two men backed their pickup into the Total convenience store at Baldwin Junction, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 56 and 59.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 14, 1999
Seabury pops Veritas, 48-24
S DIRECTION, PLANNERS TAKE SECOND LOOK AT RETAIL STUDY
December 14, 1999
A study by KU researcher Kirk McClure suggests a method of controlling the direction of retail growth.
BEST BETS
December 14, 1999
Tuesday 12-14 Celia, Brown Bear Brewing Co., 729 Mass.
FREE STATE GIRLS JV
December 14, 1999
Blue Valley North defeated Free State, 51-46, Monday in a junior varsity girls basketball game. The Firebirds outscored North 32-19 in the second half but couldn’t overcome an early 17-4 deficit. Christina Neighbors led Free State with 10 points.
ALTERCATION BRINGS ARRESTS, CHILD CARE
December 14, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Lawrence Police temporarily cared for four children after their mother and her brother were arrested Monday night for allegedly fighting while drunk on a city street corner.
JAYHAWKS IN COMMUNITY
December 14, 1999
The community supports Kansas University’s basketball players. In turn, Kansas’ basketball players give back to the community. Here are some of the charitable works of the Jayhawks, who on Monday night headed to Wal-mart to purchase Christmas presents for families. Salvation Army will distribute the gifts at a later date.
HERBERT W. WEATHERBY OBITUARY
December 14, 1999
HERBERT WEATHERBY Holden, Mo. — Memorial services for Herbert W. Weatherby, 87, Holden, Mo., were Tuesday at his daughter’s home. Cremation was held.
POWELL SERVICES
December 14, 1999
Services for Frances Helen Powell, 78, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Powell died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.
CITY BRIEF - DEMOLITION AUTHORIZED
December 14, 1999
Demolition to begin for downtown project
A NEW WORLD, SAME OLD GORE
December 14, 1999
Struggling to seem new after seven years in the public eye, battling to seem fresh in his fourth effort at winning national office, Al Gore faces perhaps the most formidable challenge in presidential politics today. The scent of the new — as alluring in candidates as in cars — is altogether missing in Gore, elected four times to the House, twice to the Senate, twice to the vice presidency. There’s something old-shoe about Gore, and yet that leaves no one comfortable — not the vice president, nor his handlers, nor his audiences. Gore’s worry is that at the end of the century Americans will assume the old shoe doesn’t fit — and they will resist wearing it.
CLOSE
December 14, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,192.59
CLOSE
December 14, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.03; soybeans, $4.17; milo, $1.35; corn, $1.59. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.20; milo, NA; corn, $1.59. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.03; soybeans, $4.22; milo, $1.35; corn, $1.64.
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES TO SHIFT
December 14, 1999
Boundary changes will shift about 200 students to new elementary schools next fall.
S BASKETBALL BANNERS
December 14, 1999
What happened to the women’s basketball banners in Allen Fieldhouse? Actually, both the men’s and women’s banners have been taken down so they can be either replaced or renovated.
TUESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
December 14, 1999
Bouncing around the sports world while wondering how many females born on New Year’s Day will be named Y2Kay. ” *
DEC 14-40 YEARS AGO
December 14, 1999
IN %% 1959 Robert F. Ellsworth, young Lawrence attorney and son of Kansas University alumni chief Fred Ellsworth, announced he was a candidate for the 1960 Republican nomination for the Kansas 2nd District congressional seat. Rep. Newell George, a Democrat, currently was completing a two-year stint in the office.
LHS GIRLS BASKETBALL
December 14, 1999
Shawnee Mission Miege bolted to leads of 19-7 after one quarter and 42-17 at the half to upend Lawrence High, 61-30, in girls basketball on Monday. “We had a lot of problems with their pressure,” LHS coach David Platt said. “That’s a continuing saga for us, not being able to break a press. It was poor pass selection and decision-making. I thought we worked on it, but we still have some adjustments to make.
BALLARD CENTER LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO ADOPT FAMILIES
December 14, 1999
Ballard Center looking to brighten holidays
KANTEL GRANTED LOAN RELIEF
December 14, 1999
A decision by the Douglas County Commission will help a national roofing contractor reorganize.
KU HEAD PROVIDES HALFTIME REPORT
December 14, 1999
The chancellor sounds off on issues from student recruitment to faculty salaries to Y2K.
SM Miege took early lead to victory
December 14, 1999
Shawnee Mission Miege bolted to leads of 19-7 after one quarter and 42-17 at the half to upend Lawrence High, 61-30, in girls basketball on Monday. “We had a lot of problems with their pressure,” LHS coach David Platt said.
SHOW
December 14, 1999
Kansas junior Luke Axtell missed four of five three-pointers against Pittsburg State on Saturday night. But the one Axtell made was a beauty — a straight-on, first-half bomb about three feet beyond the college arc of 19-feet, 9-inches.
CITY BLOTTER
December 14, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
December 14, 1999
Kansas sharpshooter Luke Axtell isn’t shy about letting it fly.
NO CAUSE TO CELEBRATE
December 14, 1999
The fact that top U.S. politicians are ducking the opportunity to celebrate the transfer of the Panama Canal may indicate they are less than enthused about the event. It’s obvious that members of the Clinton administration see Uncle Sam’s transfer of the Panama Canal to local control as a potential political sinkhole. The ceremonial transfer is to take place today, and the actual physical transfer will occur on Dec. 31.
CUBAN BOY SHOULD GO HOME
December 14, 1999
This is not your everyday custody fight. A tug of war between separated families has become a political wrangle between estranged countries. An argument about the best interests of a child has deteriorated into a shouting match about the best society. On Thanksgiving Day, a small, brave and very lucky boy was rescued by fishermen off the coast of Florida. Elian Gonzalez had been floating in an inner tube for two days, one of four survivors of a disastrous attempt to flee Cuba for the United States, a boat trip that cost the life of his mother and stepfather.
HOSPITALS
December 14, 1999
Admissions Arden Ernest Johnson, Wellsville
JAYHAWKS IN COMMUNITY
December 14, 1999
The community supports Kansas University’s basketball players. In turn, Kansas’ basketball players give back to the community. Here are some of the charitable works of the Jayhawks, who on Monday night headed to Wal-mart to purchase Christmas presents for families. They’ll distribute the gifts at a later date.
HELEN POWELL OBITUARY
December 14, 1999
HELEN POWELL Oskaloosa — Services for Helen H. Powell, 78, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
LAWRENCE AGENCIES RECEIVE FEDERAL GRANT MONEY
December 14, 1999
Lawrence agencies receive grant money
AGENDA (1) FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DEC. 15
December 14, 1999
The Bottom Line Businesses around Sixth Street and Comet Lane may be asked to help pay for a center turn lane to improve safety on Sixth Street.
CHARLES MATTOX OBITUARY
December 14, 1999
CHARLES MATTOX Services for Charles R. Mattox, 71, Valley Falls, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home.