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JAMES BROOK, AUBURN DROPPED THE BALL
December 19, 1999
Cincinnati (ap) — Auburn University, embarrassed that former NFL running back James Brooks revealed at a court hearing that he could barely read or write, is going to pay for his court-ordered literacy program. Brooks left the Alabama school without a degree when he became San Diego’s No. 1 draft pick in 1981, but returned to take classes in 1982 and 1983. After playing three seasons for the Chargers, Brooks played eight more for Cincinnati and is the Bengals’ career leading rusher with 6,447 yards.
DEER GAME TAGS
December 19, 1999
In an effort to stabilize the growing Kansas whitetail deer herd, Wildlife and Parks will allow any hunter with a deer permit to purchase as many as two antlerless-only whitetail deer game tags for all units except 8A, 10A, 17, and 18. The tags, which cost $10.50 each, may be purchased over the counter through Jan. 8. No hunter may purchase more than two deer game tags, and tags may not be used on department managed lands such as wildlife areas.
PAPERBACK CAPSULES
December 19, 1999
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1722-1804 Richard Holmes
CALDER PICKETT FOR SUNDAY
December 19, 1999
End of the year, end of the decade, end of the century. We’re making lists about everything, and I’m at work on the big ones of ‘99. What would the American people have been listing, more or less, at the end of other decades in this century? First, 1989. George Bush is inaugurated for his single term … John Tower faces hearings as secretary of Defense … Drugs in the news … A little war in Panama, efforts to oust Manuel Noriega … Abortion always in the news … A schoolyard massacre in Stockton, Calif. … The Exxon Valdez spills its oil … Hurricane Hugo rages … France has a bicentennial … The earth shakes in California as we wait for a World Series game to start … Bloody history in Tiananmen Square … Communism falls in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria … “We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning…”
RETIREE BENEFIT PACKAGE SOUNDOFF
December 19, 1999
There are free perks given to retired KU faculty and staff and their spouses. Can you list them? What is the yearly dollar value as an individual recipient or as a couple? Kansas University retirees may choose to receive the following benefits from the university (in addition to benefits provided by the state to all retired state employees): E-mail and dial-in terminal accounts; university identification cards; full library privileges; two complimentary tickets to Main Stage events at University Theatre; one complimentary season ticket to the Concert, Chamber Music, and New Directions Series at the Lied Center of Kansas (Retirees may purchase a ticket for spouse at faculty/staff rate); a complimentary parking pass and campus access; retirees who have season tickets for KU athletic events may continue to purchase the tickets at faculty/staff rates; ability to make purchases at Watkins Student Health Center pharmacy; access to Robinson Center and free locker use; and listing in the university phone directory.
PARKS AND RECREATION NAMES TEAMWORK RECOGNITION RECIPIENTS
December 19, 1999
Parks and Recreation recognizes members
NEED FOR BLOOD CONTINUES DURING HOLIDAY SEASON
December 19, 1999
Blood donations needed for holidays
LATE SEASONS GEESE
December 19, 1999
Pratt — For a late season outdoor opportunity, Kansas hunters should take advantage of goose seasons. Canada geese may be hunted through Feb. 6, white-fronted geese season runs through Jan. 30 and light (snow, Ross, blue) goose season is open now and runs through March 10.
SUNDAY BRIEFCASE
December 19, 1999
Faces and places Investment representative John Oberzan has moved the offices of Invest Financial Corp. to the lower level of University National Bank, 1400 Kasold. Oberzan, Lawrence, graduated from Kansas University in 1970.
BUSINESS FORMS FOLLOW FUNCTION
December 19, 1999
For the first time since 1889, Adams Business Forms Inc. doesn’t have an Adams in charge. In their place: an investment company and four company executives, including a former Kansas University business dean.
KDOT INFLUENCE
December 19, 1999
To the editor: KDOT, the state’s administrative agency charged with making the decision regarding U.S. 59, has abdicated its discretion, giving local governments the authority to decide where the improved road will be built. Is it prudent or even legal to give this authority over to local governments? It particularly disturbs me that KDOT is willing to shelve its own expertise, in favor of the whims of local governments. Maybe I missed something, but I thought the Legislature allocated the funds for U.S. 59 to KDOT, not to each of the local governments; I thought it was the Kansas Department of Transportation, not the Lawrence and Ottawa Department of Transportation.
CHINA TRADE BATTLE JUST STARTING
December 19, 1999
Facing a critical election, with control of the House at stake, Congress will be inclined to duck more issues than it resolves next year. But there is one big issue it cannot avoid — trade. When the Chinese government gave U.S. negotiators Gene Sperling and Charlene Barshefsky the significant tariff reductions and other concessions they sought, the Clinton administration committed this country to supporting China’s membership in the World Trade Organization — the global arbiter of trade disputes.
OFFENSIVE IMAGE
December 19, 1999
To the editor: I was intrigued by the article regarding the “Jesus makeover” published in the Dec. 14 issue. How quaint to make him whoever the church needs him to be. Perhaps some revisionist painter should also depict Adolph Hitler as a gentler soul distributing baskets of food to poor Jewish children, or Ronald Reagan, olive branch clenched tightly in his jaws, stomping through the mountains of war weapons he created, crushing each and every one with his size 46, double E width combat boots.
WATERFOWL REPORTS
December 19, 1999
CLINTON WILDLIFE AREA (Updated 12-15): 2,000 ducks, mainly mallards, teal and gadwall. 600 Canada geese. Water half-foot below pool. Hunting fair in marshes. Marshes have been pumped. HILLSDALE WA (Updated 12-10): 1,200 ducks. Hunting fair overall. Marshes good. Antioch wetland three-fourths full. Little Bull wetland below dam a third full. Brown’s wetland under construction, open to hunting, three-quarters full.
KU-ILLINOIS NOTEBOOK
December 19, 1999
Chicago — Kansas scrapped for 25 offensive rebounds against Illinois on Saturday at the United Center. “Offensive rebounds aren’t really good unless you score on them,” KU senior Nick Bradford said after the Jayhawks scored just 12 second-chance points in Saturday’s 84-70 loss to Illinois.
KEHDE COLUMN
December 19, 1999
In deer hunting circles, Elden Bailey of rural Lawrence has finally achieved the rank of old-timer. A hunter acquires that esteemed standing when he becomes one of the select few who can remember when nary a white-tailed deer graced these parts. Nowadays one also has to be at least 60 years old and a rigorous hunter.
HOLIDAY BASH HAS SLAVIC THEME
December 19, 1999
If it’s the Christmas season, it must be time for the annual Bromelsick Christmas Party.
PROJECT OF THE WEEK
December 19, 1999
Handsome Home for Fine Cigars
MEYER
December 19, 1999
ERNEST MEYER Perry — Memorial services for Ernest Richard “Ernie” Meyer, 71, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Perry United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
25 YEARS AGO
December 19, 1999
Farmers all over the nation were expected to encounter fertilizer shortages for several years due to energy problems, officials said. Even in Lawrence, where a fertilizer plant operated full-bore, the shortage was due to hit because of the slowdown in petroleum availability following the OPEC oil embargo of recent times. Experts said it would take a while for production to catch up to demand.
KOVELS CURRENT PRICES
December 19, 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.
100 YEARS AGO
December 19, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 19, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted, “‘Let me look at your vaccination scar and see how it is going on’ said a west Lawrence young man to his best girl last night. And he couldn’t think why she said ‘Sir!’ in such an indignant tone of voice, and slammed the door as she flounced out of the room, until the old family doctor told him girls are not vaccinated on their arms any more.”
DEADBEAT COLLECTION TOOL RARELY WIELDED
December 19, 1999
A law aimed at suspending the driver’s licenses of deadbeat parents is rarely enforced in Kansas, while other states collect millions of dollars in owed child support.
KU WOMEN FALL TO ILLINOIS
December 19, 1999
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington was awfully worried about Illinois’ four senior starters. As it turns out, she should have been more concerned with the Illini’s freshman reserves.
CHIEFS PUMMEL PITTSBURGH
December 19, 1999
With AFC West championship possibly coming down to next Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle, the Kansas City Chiefs could have looked past the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead, the Chiefs’ offense rolled out 218 yards rushing and the defense came up with four interceptions as Kansas City cruised past Pittsburgh, 35-19.
KDOT DECISION ON HIGHWAY 59 PUZZLES OFFICIALS
December 19, 1999
County and city officials will meet Jan. 4 to discuss proposed options for U.S. Highway 59.
FSHS JV WRESTLING
December 19, 1999
Free State Junior Varsity Leavenworth Tournament
HOSPITALS FOR NOV.19
December 19, 1999
Births Tammy Christensen and Bryan Evans, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
CAUCUS WEIGHS IN AGAINST TAX HIKE
December 19, 1999
A newly formed conservative group says the budget problem is a result of higher spending, not declining revenue.
December 19, 1999
A $50,000 National Park Service grant is helping Haskell Indian Nations University preserve its history.
OPTIC NERVE: HIGH TECH CAMERAS OPENLY EMBRACE THE FUTURE
December 19, 1999
Lawrence stores offer a range of high-tech optical gadgetry perfect for the technophile on your Christmas list.
GARDEN SPOT
December 19, 1999
Dear Santa
WALTER B. COOL
December 19, 1999
Services for Walter B. Cool, 47, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cool died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FSHS holds off LHS
December 19, 1999
Free State High sophomore Susie Epp made the most of her first intracity girls basketball clash. Epp scored a game-high 16 points off the bench as the Firebirds knocked off Lawrence High, 49-38, in a game of runs Saturday afternoon at the FSHS gym.
12-19 WOULD YOU EAT MEAT THAT HAD BEEN IRRADIATED TO KILL…?
December 19, 1999
Would you eat meat that had been irradiated to kill bacteria? Sheila Hughes,
LACK OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT BLAMED ON LACK OF RESOURCES
December 19, 1999
The attorney general’s office says it doesn’t have the staff or budget to enforce Kansas antitrust laws.
KRUGER SAVORS WIN OVER KU
December 19, 1999
You can take Lon Kruger out of Kansas, but you can’t take Kansas out of Lon Kruger. Or, more specifically, you can’t take Kansas State out of Kruger, the former Wildcat player, assistant coach and head coach now in his fourth year at the helm at Illinois.
COLLISON STRUGGLES AGAIN
December 19, 1999
Nick Collison would like to use his stitches as an excuse, but he can’t. Collison, Kansas University’s freshman basketball forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, took an elbow from teammate Ashante Johnson just above his left eye in practice Friday. The offending wing opened a gash that required nine stitches.
FSHS HOLDS OFF LHS
December 19, 1999
Free State High sophomore Susie Epp made the most of her first intracity girls basketball clash. Epp scored a game-high 16 points off the bench as the Firebirds knocked off Lawrence High, 49-38, in a game of runs Saturday afternoon at the FSHS gym.
40 YEARS AGO
December 19, 1999
IN %% 1959 Kansas University head football coach Jack Mitchell was given a $1,000 pay boost after two seasons on the job. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the salary hike, from $15,000 to $16,000 a year. Mitchell had come here in time for the 1958 season after head coaching jobs at Wichita University and Arkansas.
NOT MUCH CHOICE
December 19, 1999
Two routes are on the table for U.S. Highway 59, but they don’t provide much of a choice. What a holiday gift.
DISTRICT SEEKS LEVEL FIELD ON TESTS
December 19, 1999
Test results offer evidence that Lawrence schools need to focus on minority and poor students who underperform on standard tests.
OPAL R. KRAMER
December 19, 1999
Funeral services for Opal R. Kramer, 83, Osage City, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Osage City United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Osage City Cemetery. Mrs. Kramer died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.
MAYER CLUMN - KU COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS?
December 19, 1999
If Roy Williams wasn’t delighted earlier that he didn’t land Baron Davis, JaRon Rush and Kareem Rush for his Kansas basketball program, he’s probably considering those “losses” an extra Christmas present about now. Davis was the talented guard who indicated he would come to Kansas, then hot-dogged at a press conference by trading a KU cap for a UCLA topper. Davis had a good freshman year before tearing up a knee in the NCAA tournament. He rehabbed, played pretty well as a sophomore, then left early for the pro ranks.
LOCAL BRIEFS
December 19, 1999
LHS wrestler wins at 125
ILLINI DENY JAYHAWKS, 84 - 70
December 19, 1999
Kansas hit 35.2 percent of its shots in Saturday’s 84-70 loss to Illinois at the United Center. KU is 0-2 in the building this season.
RECYCLING REFLECTIONS
December 19, 1999
Have a low impact Y2K Christmas Special to the Journal-World
MUST WELLSVILLE SCHOOL BOARD SCHEDULES MEETING
December 19, 1999
Wellsville school board to discuss overcrowding
NEW YEAR WILL HOLD MANY PERILS
December 19, 1999
If you’ve been worrying about this “Y2K” computer problem, you can relax. I am pleased to report that, according to computer experts, everything is totally under control. There is absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, you might as well stop reading this article right now! I said, THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT and you should STOP READING THIS COLUMN RIGHT NOW.
MOTLEY FOOL
December 19, 1999
ASK THE FOOL 52-Week Highs and Lows