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BEST BETS
December 16, 1999
1) Santa’s helpers “The Elves and the Shoemaker,”
NO WHITE FLAG IN S. CAROLINA
December 16, 1999
This state has an aptitude for disgruntlement. It may have suffered more than any other state from the Civil War, but it deserved to, having done more than any other to ignite it. And even now, when it is a full participant in the prosperity of the country’s southeast quadrant, it finds itself riven by an utterly optional argument. While most Americans are too busy making money to wage culture wars, South Carolinians find time to be at daggers drawn with each other over a symbol. The issue is whether the Confederate battle flag should fly, as it has since 1962, over the state capitol.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
December 16, 1999
Kaws’ Corcoran Shrine selection
OSU/KU COMPARISON AS INSERT
December 16, 1999
Category Kansas Ohio State Record 7-1 3-1
12-16 WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR?
December 16, 1999
What has been your favorite movie of the year? Josh Artman,
SOUNDOFFROUNDABOUT
December 16, 1999
I was driving around the Monterey Way roundabout Saturday morning and nearly wiped out on some ice. Now I hear they’re going to put a fountain up there which should be real dangerous with Kansas winds and weather changes. I also note that we went from three stop signs to about 25 signs. Who’s taking credit for this expensive blunder? City manager Mike Wildgen says no fountain will be built or is planned at that location. The city and the Kansas Department of Transportation were participants in the project. The signage plan came out of design efforts on the project.
S READY FOR 2000
December 16, 1999
With more than 4,000 electronic devices, almost 400 computers and at least 60 different systems and software programs, Lawrence Memorial Hospital has spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours preparing for the new millennium. Tom Pagano, director of management information systems at LMH, gave the LMH board of trustees its last “Y2K” update Wednesday morning. Except for a handful of personal computers, which will be replaced within the next two weeks, the hospital is ready for possible failures caused by computers not recognizing the “00” in the year 2000.
LMH BRIEFS
December 16, 1999
RehabCare construction progresses at LMH
FIELDHOUSE COULD GET NEW SCOREBOARD
December 16, 1999
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has said that he likes everything about Allen Fieldhouse — except the acoustics. Well, there’s a chance the sound system in KU’s venerable old building could improve in coming seasons.
OUR TOWN
December 16, 1999
Free State Hockey Falls: Dwight Clarkson had two goals and David Knight one, but they weren’t enough for Free State’s hockey team in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Valley Tigers last week at Ice Sports KC. James Moore, Matt Schwabauer and Knight were credited with assists. *
LMH MAY GET MORE FROM MEDICARE
December 16, 1999
With the recent passage of the Medicare Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999, Lawrence Memorial Hospital could stand to see a yearly bonus of $1 million. LMH officials still are poring over the legislation to determine the net effect on the hospital, but President and CEO Gene Meyer said a provision allowing LMH to apply for Sole Community Hospital status is good news.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM
December 16, 1999
We are the champions. The Lawrence fifth-grade Flames took first place at the Gardner Kick Off Tournament and placed second at the Blue Springs Sixth Grade Snowball Classic. Back row, from left: coaches Wint Winter Jr., and Rege Craft; middle row, Jenica Wessels, Jessica Baer, Brooke Abney, Kelsey Harrison and Cally Gray; front row, Allie Hock, Samantha VonEnde, Sarah Craft, Elizabeth VonEnde and Lin Abney. Coach Steve Abney is not pictured. The photo was submitted by Monica Craft. 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.
BEST BETS
December 16, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
EAT PLAY ADVANCES TO REGIONAL CONTEST
December 16, 1999
J-W staff reports English Alternative Theatre’s production of “Bereft,” a one-act play by Kansas University student Nick Woods, is advancing to the regional competition of the American College Theater Festival Jan. 18-23 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
RYUN ANNOUNCES U.S. SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINEES
December 16, 1999
Ryun announces academy nominees
BOYS CHOIR TO BRING SPIRIT OF SEASON TO LIED CENTER
December 16, 1999
J-W staff reports The Boys Choir of Harlem is on the road with its Christmas tour and is heading to the Lied Center.
NET FACTS ON SPRINT, MCI INC.
December 16, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Washington - The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it would need more information about the Internet backbone businesses of MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. before considering the companies’ application to merge.
ARTS NOTES
December 16, 1999
KC zoo schedules holiday activities
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR THURSDAY
December 16, 1999
Industrial production up in November
BASQUINE FOUND GUILTY
December 16, 1999
Man found guilty of robbing grocery store
BY FRI - KU SETS FINAL EXAM
December 16, 1999
KU sets final exam Kansas University has announced the following final examination:
FIELDHOUSE COULD GET NEW SCOREBOARD
December 16, 1999
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has said that he likes everything about Allen Fieldhouse — except the acoustics. Well, there’s a chance the sound system in KU’s venerable old building could improve in coming seasons.
LHS FACES CHALLENGE AFTER THREAT
December 16, 1999
LHS attendance may plummet next week due to a threat of violence, but the principal urges students to stay in school.
KDOT BENDS ON U.S. 59
December 16, 1999
KDOT’s secretary said Wednesday that a new U.S. Highway 59 between Lawrence and Ottawa must be a freeway.
COMMITTEE VOTES FOR TUITION HIKE
December 16, 1999
A regents committee cites political necessity in recommending another tuition increase for fall 2000.
SALVATORE EARNS NATIONAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
December 16, 1999
Pat Salvatore joins Lucinda Crenshaw as the Lawrence district’s only teachers certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
LMH RAISES A ROADBLOCK IN BABY RACE
December 16, 1999
Expecting the unexpected, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is banning induced labors on New Year’s Eve.
25 YEARS AGO
December 16, 1999
IN 1974 Charging abuse of the powers of the Kansas University athletics director’s office, John Beisner, Salina senior, called for the resignation of director Clyde Walker. Beisner charged that Walker had overstepped his boundaries of authority in student ticket matters and in pressuring football coach Don Fambrough to resign. The Beisner move ultimately failed after considerable discussion and media attention.
40 YEARS AGO
December 16, 1999
IN %% 1959 Robert Kipp, a Lawrence native, had resigned as assistant city manager and city planner here to become city manager for Vandalia, Ohio. Jerry Smith, city manager intern, was to fill Kipp’s post until a permanent successor could be named.
DATEBOOK
December 16, 1999
TODAY 8:30 a.m.: City of Lawrence Public Transit Advisory Committee, city commission room, city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
RESORT POTENTIAL
December 16, 1999
Preserving the natural setting at Clinton State Park is important both to environmentalists and proposed resort developers. Local wildlife and environmental groups aren’t the only ones interested in maintaining the natural setting in Clinton State Park.
JOHN TULLIS OBITUARY
December 16, 1999
JOHN TULLIS McLouth — Services for John Francis Tullis, 48, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McLouth Cemetery.
DONNA RISON OBITUARY
December 16, 1999
DONNA RISON Memorial services for Donna Lee Rison, 57, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
TOP MOVIES
December 16, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies and most popular videos. Top movies
OLD HOME TOWN 100 YEARS AGO
December 16, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 16, 1899, street paving was under way. The Lawrence Journal reported, “The brick piles along Mass. St. through the park are encouraging signs of what is expected in the way of paving, some time in the future.”
CD REVIEWS
December 16, 1999
Amen Paula Cole
WEIRD NEWS
December 16, 1999
Thieves living large In July, thieves stole more than a mile of natural-gas pipeline, weighing 250 tons, near Kotovskoye, Russia. In August, thieves stole an entire neighborhood garden in London’s West End. In March, thieves stole a prefabricated-building high school, along with its security fence, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And in July, thieves stole every single thing (except a few clothes) out of a townhouse in Montreal, including toilet paper on the holder.
IN THE MAG
December 16, 1999
Kansas University senior Stephanie Hewett will be taking her singing on the road next spring. Plus, check out our entertainment calendar to find out what’s happening this weekend.
December 16, 1999
A Lawrence artist has a one-woman show at a downtown coffeehouse.
REGENTS BRIEFS
December 16, 1999
CEOs approve residency policy
KU-OHIO STATE PACKAGE
December 16, 1999
Probable Starters No. 12 OHIO STATE (4-1)
CLOSE
December 16, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,225.32
S DRIVE THRU IS ENTERTAINING
December 16, 1999
Mr. Cheerful delights drive-through restaurant customers with a joke and a smile.
December 16, 1999
Kansas University senior Stephanie Hewitt is planning on touring after she graduates in the spring.
KU-OHIO STATE PREVIEW
December 16, 1999
No. 12-ranked Ohio State, 4-1, will be playing its first road game of the season tonight at 7-1, No. 8-ranked Kansas.
SOUNDOFFS
December 16, 1999
Where can I write to Dwight Yoakam? Write to him in care of the International Dwight Yoakam Fan Club, 15030 Ventura Blvd., No. 770, Sherman Oaks, Calif. 91403.
PENN IS ALL AMERICAN/NOTES
December 16, 1999
Ohio State’s Scoonie Penn and Michigan State’s Mateen Cleaves shared Big Ten basketball player-of-the-year honors last season. The two point guards, who decided to put the NBA on hold and return for their senior years in college, both were slated to play against Kansas this season, presenting Jayhawk sophomore point guard Jeff Boschee with some big-time challenges.
CALENDAR
December 16, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
MOVIES
December 16, 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. Stuart Little
ELVES, SHOEMAKER SPARK HOLIDAY MAGIC
December 16, 1999
Gather the children and head to Liberty Hall for a little bit of holiday magic with the Seem-To-Be Players.
MORE BUSES
December 16, 1999
To the editor: Sometimes a brighter idea comes along. Rocky Mountain Institute sent a newsletter highlighting “natural capital.” That is, making the most efficient use in business of natural resources. They cited the bus system in Curitiba, Brazil.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON HEATS UP
December 16, 1999
With little more than a week left before Christmas, Lawrence retailers have plenty of reason for holiday cheer: Sales are up.
CLOSE
December 16, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.07; soybeans, $4.19; milo, $1.38; corn, $1.62. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.22; milo, NA; corn, $1.62. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.07; soybeans, $4.24; milo, $1.38; corn, $1.67.
REIGNING CO-BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR LEADS BUCKEYES
December 16, 1999
Jeff Boschee was disappointed he didn’t get to go head-to-head with Mateen Cleaves, but he can’t wait to match up with Ohio State’s Scoonie Penn.
KU-OHIO STATE PREVIEW
December 16, 1999
No. 12-ranked Ohio State, 4-1, will be playing its first road game of the season tonight at 7-1, No. 8-ranked Kansas.
TWO JUCOS SIGN WITH KU FOOTBALL
December 16, 1999
Junior college linemen Marquis Hayes of Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Mo., and Tony Damiani of Mesa (Ariz.) Junior college reportedly signed letters of intent to play football at Kansas.
U.S. SHOULD BE WARY OF PUTIN
December 16, 1999
Confident that he is on the brink of military success in Chechnya, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is moving quickly to repair the diplomatic damage done by the Russian army’s savage campaign there. He hopes this will help win U.S. support for his bid to succeed Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin. The army’s harsh tactics leave smoldering wreckage and destroyed lives in Chechnya that will haunt reconstruction efforts. And Putin’s political tactics are likely to leave Russian politics and diplomacy stranded in a wasteland from which there can be no easy exit.
PAPERBACK BOOK CAPSULES
December 16, 1999
Virginia Woolf Hermione Lee
NEW ADULT STORE STIRRING CONCERN
December 16, 1999
A new shop featuring XXX videos, sex toys and other adult products opens Friday on Massachusetts Street.
BERNIE NORWOOD, JROBITUARY
December 16, 1999
BERNIE NORWOOD JR. Services are pending for Bernie Norwood Jr., 67, Lawrence, and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
SHOWS EVOLUTION OF ALICE IN CHAINS
December 16, 1999
A new four-disc set chronicles the up-and-down musical ride of the dark-tinged alternative band.
EXHIBIT EXPLORES 100 YEARS OF KU BUILDING
December 16, 1999
The “Stauffer-Flint: Witness to a Century” exhibit at the Spencer Research Library reviews 100 years in one building.
COMING UP
December 16, 1999
Jan. 26 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
AUDIT SHEDS LIGHT ON REVENUE WOES
December 16, 1999
Legislators fault and praise Department of Revenue’s performance.
S LESSER-KNOWN CHARACTERS
December 16, 1999
David Hann’s book offers a quirky look at some of Kansas’ lesser-known characters, places and adventures.