Archive for Tuesday, December 21, 1999

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CLAYTON CHIPMAN OBITUARY
December 21, 1999
CLAYTON CHIPMAN Memorial services for Clayton Hugh “Dutch” Chipman, 45, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church, Olathe. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Olathe.
SPECIAL TREATMENT
December 21, 1999
As they consider a tax reduction for state oil and gas producers, the governor and legislators might also look for ways to help Kansas farmers. Once again, Gov. Bill Graves and some legislators are talking about eliminating or making major reductions in the severance tax imposed on the state’s oil and gas industry.
AREA BOYS ROUNDUP
December 21, 1999
Ottawa — Yes, Ottawa High does still have a boys basketball team. The Cyclones, playing for just the second time this season, had no trouble with Olathe Christian on Monday night, cruising to a 68-37 victory at home.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
December 21, 1999
KWCA wrestling rankings released
12-21 SHOULD SAME-SEX COUPLES RECEIVE THE SAME BENEFITS AND
December 21, 1999
Should same-sex couples receive the same benefits and protections given married couples? Quillan Glynn,
CLOSE
December 21, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.70. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.28; milo, NA; corn, $1.70. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.30; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.75.
TEXAS PREP WR COMMITS TO KU
December 21, 1999
A speedy Texas high school wide receiver with 2,008 receiving yards during his two-year prep career has committed to Kansas University’s football team. Jonathan Thompson, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound wideout from Kilgore (Texas) High, reportedly has given the Jayhawks his nonbinding verbal pledge.
BASKETBALL STATS
December 21, 1999
G-GS Min. FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb. Pts. Avg. Kenny Gregory 10-10 23.1 71-1081.657 12-29 .414 5.3 155 15.5
SOUNDOFF ON TOO FULL ALLEN FIELDHOUSE
December 21, 1999
How many general admission tickets were sold for the Kansas-Ohio State basketball game? It seems as though too many general admission tickets were sold and in many corners the entire fire aisles were taken up by individuals with general admission tickets who were seated there in violation of the fire code. I asked the same question last year and was told that it was not policy to allow people to sit in the fire aisles. Is the additional revenue worth the endangerment of all the participants by violating those fire codes? Of the 16,300 seats in Allen Fieldhouse, 5,800 are earmarked for students and/or general admission. In other words, those seats are not reserved.
COUNTY COMMISSION SEWER STUDY QUESTIONED BY RESIDENT
December 21, 1999
Monday’s selection of an engineering firm to design two sewer districts in northwest Lawrence sends the wrong message about a property known as Elkins Prairie, Douglas County commissioners were told Monday. Larry Kipp, who lives northwest of Lawrence, said approving the engineering work on Baldwin Creek Sewer Districts No. 1 and No. 2 without excluding the Elkins Prairie violates a 10-year-old policy agreed to by both the Lawrence and Douglas County commissions.
STAND UP TO THREAT
December 21, 1999
To the editor: In the early 1940’s, the most infamous terrorists of the 20th Century commanded that a certain ethnic group in a small town in Holland wear yellow stars on their clothing to identify themselves, the ultimate goal being their elimination. The rest of the citizens, powerless to revoke the edict, decided that everyone in the town would wear a star to demonstrate that they would not let anyone be singled out and threatened with harm.
EUDORA TO GET FOUR-WAY STOP
December 21, 1999
The Douglas County Commission is being asked to help with growth-related traffic problems in Eudora. Monday, county commissioners agreed to install a four-way stop sign at the intersection of 14th and Church (County Road 1061) in Eudora.
DOUGLAS COUNTY BRIEFS
December 21, 1999
Site plan approved Douglas County commissioners Monday approved a site plan for an excavation contractor and trucking business on the east side of U.S. Highway 24-59, 1/10th of a mile north of U.S. Highway 24-40.
VETERANS, ARTS COMMISSION GROUPS MEET WEDNESDAY
December 21, 1999
The groups will examine different alternatives for the location of a Douglas County Patriots Memorial.
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
December 21, 1999
Today 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
APARTMENT TENANTS BACK MANAGEMENT
December 21, 1999
Not everyone is unhappy at Westgate Apartments. That’s the message a group of residents of the 72-unit complex at 4641 W. Sixth expressed Monday night. Many of the more than 20 residents in attendance at a social gathering at the complex’s clubhouse used the occasion to voice their opinions about the ongoing battle at their complex and their support for management.
DEC 21-40 YEARS AGO
December 21, 1999
Rebecca Mayhue won the Voice of America contest at Lawrence High School with a five-minute speech on democracy, entitled “Just a Teen-Ager.” The first increase in fines on overdue books at the Lawrence Public Library in 50 years went into effect and the rate went from 2 to 4 cents a day for tardy publications.
DEC 21-100 YEARS AGO
December 21, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 21, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorially noted: “A St. Paul preacher wants to make the women quit working in stores and offices and factories, and compel them to stay at home. You can’t do it. The women have firmly fixed themselves in all these positions, and no preacher and no crusade can oust them. Woman is a greater lover of money-making than man, and she has discovered how it is done. The only way to break a woman of the habit of working for wages is to coax her to marry some man who will earn the money himself and give it to her.”
T PLAN TO COMPETE WITH ITSELF
December 21, 1999
Plans to offer some undergraduate courses and undergraduate degrees through Kansas University’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park shouldn’t take students away from the Lawrence campus, say officials on both campuses. But, they’re not sure either.
AUTHOR OF LHS THREAT IDENTIFIED
December 21, 1999
A threat of violence at LHS, allegedly made by an 18-year-old student, is now viewed by police as a hoax. A subsequent note threatening violence continues to be investigated.
BEST BETS
December 21, 1999
T0DAY Planetarium, Centipede, Lunar Beat Theory, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
BEIER WILL BE TRIED
December 21, 1999
Two of the three people present the night a Topeka teen lost her life were in court Monday; one of them will go on trial in March.
LOIS BLOSS OBITUARY
December 21, 1999
LOIS BLOSS Wellsville — Graveside services for Lois Anne Bloss, 71, Wellsville, were Tuesday at the Wellsville Cemetery.
NEVA FERN LILIENKAMP OBITUARY
December 21, 1999
NEVA LILIENKAMP Lockwood, Mo. — Services for Neva Fern Lilienkamp, 72, Lockwood, will be at 10 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church here. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
SOUNDOFF - SALVATION ARMY
December 21, 1999
Does the money collected in the Salvation Army buckets at the local stores stay in Lawrence? Why are the Salvation Army thrift shop items priced so expensively that the needy people in Lawrence can’t afford them? According to local Salvation Army officials, the money collected in Lawrence stays in Lawrence. It goes first to pay the salaries of the bell ringers, who are seasonal employees of the Salvation Army, then to other organization programs such as Toys for Tots.
BASKETBALL
December 21, 1999
Concerning Roy Williams’ answer to why Drew Gooden isn’t starting over Eric Chenowith, can you tell me who is leading the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding, and who are the top two in turnovers? Kansas University men’s basketball statistics ran on page 3C of Tuesday’s Journal-World in conjunction with the Roy Williams question-answer story. Kenny Gregory leads KU in scoring with a 15.5 average. Drew Gooden is the leading rebounder with a 7.9 average. Eric Chenowith leads in turnovers with 28. Nick Collison and Nick Bradford are tied for second with 24 apiece.
BUSH CONFIDENT ON FOREIGN ISSUES
December 21, 1999
George W. Bush has been put on the defensive on foreign and defense policy in his front-running bid for the GOP presidential nomination. But the Texas governor has lost no confidence in his ability to “bring certainty into an uncertain world” if he is elected next year. He lists dealing with Russia on nuclear safety and erecting a U.S. missile defense as urgent and related items on a global agenda Bush concedes he is still shaping, as he fills the governor’s chair, fights an unexpectedly spirited primary campaign by John McCain and refines plans to take the White House next autumn.
BIGGER ISSUE
December 21, 1999
To the editor: OK, here is my two cents on the Naughty But Nice Shoppe on south Massachusetts Street. If people have a problem with the business (I don’t) they should not bash the owner but instead question the city and it’s wacky zoning ordinances. If people have a problem with the sign (I don’t) they should not bash the business owner but the city and it’s wacky sign ordinance or lack of same.
ROY WILLIAMS TALKS TO THE PRESS
December 21, 1999
Questions, questions, questions. … Reporters, Internet users, talk show callers, serious and casual Kansas men’s basketball fans alike always have a batch of them, especially after Jayhawk losses, like Saturday’s 84-70 setback to Illinois in Chicago.
CLOSE
December 21, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,144.27
HOSPITALS FOR DEC. 21
December 21, 1999
Births Tammy and Joseph Jordan II, Ottawa, a girl, Monday.
SAFFEES HOLDS FUND-RAISER FOR PEDIATRIC UNIT
December 21, 1999
Retailer to raise funds for pediatric unit
MARGARET NOE OBITUARY
December 21, 1999
MARGARET NOE Services for Margaret V. Noe, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
FOUNDATION OFFICALS TO RESPOND TO CRITICS TODAY
December 21, 1999
The attorney for the university’s regents says the Haskell Foundation has serious problems but is taking steps to correct them.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION DISCUSSES U.S. HIGHWAY 59
December 21, 1999
Asked to decide their preferred route for U.S. Highway 59, Douglas County commissioners are feeling pressured by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
SEABOARD WITHDRAWS WATER RIGHTS APPLICATION
December 21, 1999
The decision averts controversy pitting Kansas against Oklahoma in a battle over corporate hog farming.
KU WOMEN TO ENTERTAIN ARIZONA
December 21, 1999
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington never expected to get much scoring from her bench. But the Kansas reserves played below even Washington’s modest expectations in Chicago when they were outscored 34-2 in the Jayhawks’ 61-59 loss to Illinois on Saturday at the United Center.
LHS-FSHS PROBABLE STARTERS
December 21, 1999
Probable Starters FREE STATE (4-2)
December 21, 1999
It’s list time again. The December imperative to name the man — excuse me, the person — of the year that sometimes segues into the task of picking the person of the decade or even the century has entered the ultimate phase. We are asked to choose the person of the millennium. Readers of this space will not be surprised to discover that I’ve been being looking for a person of the female persuasion to enter as my Super Bowl contestant. And that’s no easy task.
JOAN MOORE OBITUARY
December 21, 1999
JOAN MOORE Memorial services are pending for Joan Moore, 54, Sarasota, Fla.
JAYHAWKS HAVE A FEW ANOMALIES
December 21, 1999
I wouldn’t call them red flags or danger signs or omens, but Kansas University men’s basketball is dotted with anomalies at this stage of the season. Ten games — or about a third of the way along — and the Jayhawks have developed some unusual tendencies.
WRAP RESTAURANTS CLOSE DOWNTOWN
December 21, 1999
A dance hall, vegetarian food bar and bistro-style restaurant also are in the works along Massachusetts Street.
FREE STATE, LHS TO MEET IN BOYS BASKETBALL
December 21, 1999
One of the city high school boys basketball teams will have a merry little Christmas. Lawrence High (1-2) will play host to Free State (4-2) tonight in the final game for each before winter break. Tipoff for the nonleague contest is approximately 7:15 p.m. in the LHS gym.
BUDGET CUTS COULD LEAVE CRIMINALS UNSUPERVISED
December 21, 1999
Douglas County could lose $59,000, or 17 percent, from its community corrections program.
DEC 21-25 YEARS AGO
December 21, 1999
IN 1974 Some were suggesting not to leave a glass of milk and cookies for Santa Claus this Christmas because a dollar bill might be cheaper due to the rising cost of sugar. Prices had soared, with the cost of a 10-pound bag running $6.42. A year earlier, the cost had been a mere $1.57.