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NO ROOM FOR ERROR
December 29, 1999
Blaming two serious incidents at the Douglas County Jail on “errors” just isn’t acceptable. In the law enforcement business, there’s not a lot of room for mistakes.
SURCHARGES ESCAPE STATE SCRUTINY
December 29, 1999
ATM fees haven’t been an issue for Kansas policy-makers. But one legislator is ready to bring the issue to the table.
PARENTS GET CREATIVE TO ENTERTAIN YOUTHS
December 29, 1999
With children out of school this week, parents are struggling to keep their young ones entertained.
DAILY TICKER FOR THURSDAY
December 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,484.66
T SEEM WORRIED ABOUT Y2K
December 29, 1999
Lawrence area banks report few year 2000 concerns on the part of their customers.
CLOSE
December 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,476.71
99 REVEALS BOTH INSIGHTS AND MISTAKES
December 29, 1999
It was, I boldly pronounced in that column published last September, “one of the most famous roll calls in the history of the House of Representatives.” So you might have thought I would get it right. But no. In the annual review of goofs and gaffes, mistakes and misjudgments of the past year, that boo-boo stands out as perhaps the most egregious. I was writing about a 1999 vote by the House to dismantle the draft registration system and so I recalled the Aug. 12, 1941, occasion — less than four months before Pearl Harbor — when the House rejected by a single vote what I described as “an amendment that would have ended the government’s authority to draft men into the Army.”
ARKANSAS STATE WANTS RANKING NOW
December 29, 1999
Nine wins in 10 games. A victory over a ranked team on the road. Darned right Arkansas State believes it belongs in the women’s Top 25 basketball poll. “Absolutely,” ASU coach Brian Boyer said after the Indians stole a 72-70 victory from Kansas on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
S EX-DIRECTOR NO STRANGER TO TROUBLE
December 29, 1999
A former Haskell Foundation official has a track record of financial woes and business failure.
GRASS FIRE INJURES 11-YEAR-OLD
December 29, 1999
A Lawrence boy was injured by a grass fire Tuesday while playing. Delbert Holding, 11, Lawrence, was in serious condition Tuesday night at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
CD REVIEW
December 29, 1999
Sons of the Golden West Flying Burrito Brothers
CLOSE
December 29, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.20; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.70. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.23; milo, NA; corn, $1.70. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.75.
CORPORATE SPONSORS SPRINT TO CASH IN KU
December 29, 1999
Tonight’s Sprint Shootout is an example of the growing sports-sponsorship industry, which is lining up for a $6 billion year in 2000.
DATEBOOK
December 29, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
HOSPITALS
December 29, 1999
Births Robi and Greg Murray, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
ARKANSAS STATE-KANSAS BOX
December 29, 1999
ARKANSAS STATE (72) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
WHERE CAN I GET AN ADDITIONAL PHONE BOOK?
December 29, 1999
Where can I call to get an additional phone book? Mike Scott, director of external affairs for Southwestern Bell, said that extra phone books are available at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt, or by calling (800) 792-2665. They are free. The new phone books came out Dec. 9.
SEAFOOD FEAST FITS NEW YEAR WELL
December 29, 1999
When I lived in Northern California some 20 years ago, I found myself eating Italian food on most celebratory occasions, and New Year’s was no exception. Cioppino is the dish I came to associate with New Year’s Day and, because it’s basically a shellfish stew, it still seems particularly well-suited to such a laid-back holiday. On the other hand, cioppino requires enough preparation and a sufficiently broad assortment of ingredients to make it worthy of commemorating the beginning of a new year. Here in Kansas, this seems doubly true. While our larger supermarkets now carry an adequate variety of fresh seafood to supply even the most adventurous cioppino-maker, the convergence of so many kinds of fish in one pot is rare in these parts.
KU WOMEN FALL TO ARKANSAS STATE
December 29, 1999
Too much figgy pudding, or not enough Suzi Raymant? Whatever the cause and whatever the cure, Kansas University’s Raymant-less women’s basketball team returned from the holiday break and suffered a 72-70 setback to Arkansas State on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
CLOSE
December 29, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.24; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.71. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.27; milo, NA; corn, $1.71. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.29; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.76.
TEN JAYHAWKS ON NFL ROSTERS
December 29, 1999
Headed into the last week of the National Football League’s regular seasons, 10 former Kansas University players remain on NFL rosters. Of the 10, only one — Tennessee reserve wide receiver Isaac Byrd — plays an offensive skill position. Byrd has caught a dozen passes, including a 65-yard TD reception last Sunday against Jacksonville.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
December 29, 1999
New oil lawsuit filed against Koch Industries
SCHOOL MENU
December 29, 1999
Students at St. John School may choose either the main lunch selection below or the cold food bar, which includes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, luncheon meat, cheese, vegetables, fresh and canned fruit and snack cake. Lunch costs $1.35. Week of Jan. 3
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, DAY CARE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS
December 29, 1999
Past presidents. The Douglas County Family Day Care Assn. celebrated its 20th anniversary Aug. 21. The association meets the first Thursday of each month to offer in-service education and support to county day care providers. From left are the past presidents: Janice Miskimins, third president; Darlene Leuthold, fourth president; Marietta Winfrey, fifth president; Doris Rule, second president; and Christina Barnes, first president. Current President Linda Schimmel is not pictured. The photo was submitted by Sondra Davidson, co-chair of the Membership Committee, Lawrence. 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.
NOT OFFENDED
December 29, 1999
To the editor: A comment in your Dec. 19 issue from a Baldwin reader concerning the Dec. 14 “Jesus makeover” article (with a companion photo showing a slightly feminine and ethnic Jesus) was given the heading “Offensive image.” The reader appeared to be offended that “the church” would try to sway the public’s conception of Jesus in such an obvious manner. Well, “the church” has been doing just that for 2000 years. I mean, from where do people think the current fundamentalist Christian “picture” of Jesus originated?
12-29 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS WARMER WEATHER?
December 29, 1999
What do you think of this warmer weather? Janet Bradbury,
JOSTENS TO BE SOLD FOR $950 MILLION
December 29, 1999
J-W Wire Reports New York — Jostens Inc., the largest U.S. maker of school yearbooks and class rings, said it has agreed to be acquired by the Bahrain-based investment group Investcorp SA for $950 million in cash and debt.
KANSAS TRAILS OTHER STATES IN CONSUMER LOBBYING
December 29, 1999
The number of registered lobbyists whose sole clients are Kansas consumers is zero.
SW BELL SETTLES MOBILE RATE FLAP
December 29, 1999
Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems is spending $3 million to settle a dispute regarding fees charged to its late-paying wireless customers, including some in Lawrence. Checks went out Dec. 20 to the company’s eligible customers in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas. The company operates in Lawrence as Southwestern Bell Wireless, 520 W. 23rd.
LOOKING TO NEW MILLENNIUM
December 29, 1999
In my last two columns I looked at the state of the law around the years 1000 and 1900. In both columns, therefore, I looked backward. In today’s column, my last for the millennium, I would like to look forward and speculate about what legal changes may take place in the next hundred years. Let me begin by saying that I do not want to write five paragraphs about space law (although there is a famous law review article about the “law” in Star Trek). Rather, today I want to look at some of the legal trends of the past decades and consider whether they will continue into the next few decades.
SPRINT SELLS WIRELESS ASSETS
December 29, 1999
Sprint sells D.C.-area wireless network
COLD WEATHER RULES ALSO HELPS PEOPLE WITH BILLS
December 29, 1999
Kansans unable to pay residential electric and gas bills during cold months of the year can retain service based on a directive from the Kansas Corporation Commission. KCC’s Cold Weather Rule, created in 1983 by the utility regulatory commission, is in effect from Nov. 1 to March 31.
STUDENT ALSO CONFESSES TO LYING ABOUT NOTE
December 29, 1999
A student’s confession to scrawling threatening graffiti at Lawrence High School clarified a side issue that emerged during an investigation of the case, police said Tuesday. LHS senior Shaun Davis admitted to writing a note on a restroom wall that said: “Littleton over again, Dec. 22, 1999.”
DEC 29-40 YEARS AGO
December 29, 1999
Billy Mills, Kansas University junior distance runner from Haskell Institute, left for Brazil where he was to represent the United States in the popular annual New Year’s Eve Road Race.
DEC 29-25 YEARS AGO
December 29, 1999
Since Lawrence had begun its controversial house-to-house “Hill Study” inspection program, 74 percent of the 199 homes targeted for improvement had been brought up to the city’s minimum housing code regulations, officials said. The cold winter winds were to blow a little less fiercely against some local homes due to the East Central Kansas Community Action Agency’s winterizing program designed to aid the needy.
DEC 29-100 YEARS AGO
December 29, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 29, 1899, a comment in the Topeka Capital was noted in the Lawrence Journal. The Capital observed, “The owner of the old Lawrence windmill, that well known relic of pioneer days in Kansas, announces that it is to be boarded up and locked, and that any persons found trespassing or destroying property will be prosecuted, but that those who really desire to visit the historical old land mark can get permission and the key at his house. It is also announced that the old mill will be torn down this winter, unless some move is made by the citizens to purchase it and fix it up. Somehow it doesn’t seem right to allow the old mill to go to the rack and be destroyed. It is closely associated with the early history of the state. As Kansas is old enough to have relics, she ought to take care of them.” The windmill was built in 1864 south and west of Ninth and Emery Road and burned down in 1905.
CARD MAKER, COMMUNITY CENTER HELP NEEDY
December 29, 1999
A $1,000 grant from Hallmark Cards is providing emergency rent and utility aid to Douglas County residents during the Emergency Services Council’s three-week hiatus.
LAWRENCE HIRES NEW TRANSIT DIRECTOR TO RUN BUS SYSTEM
December 29, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The city has hired its new public transit administrator to help get Lawrence’s buses running.
BEST BETS
December 29, 1999
TODAY All Together, Fashion Statements, Rayguns, Six-Percent, Origin, Elements, Truth, Mi-6, Soteric, Sunshine Vandals, Donkey Show, Thulium, Effigy Slurry, 2 Player Option, Strictly for Rent, Punchline, Planet Arsenal, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
TROY ROBERTSON READY TO PLAY KU AGAIN
December 29, 1999
Saint Louis senior Troy Robertson likes to tease his brother Ryan about last year’s Billiken win over the Jayhawks. Troy will be on hand for Thursday’s rematch; Ryan is now with the Sacramento Kings.
HOLIDAY GESTURES
December 29, 1999
To the editor: During this holiday season, it’s nice to know there are many caring and generous people in Lawrence that express their appreciation for the hard work their city sanitation workers do all year long. My husband is one of those people who work in extreme summer and winter conditions and who wants to thank the citizens of Lawrence who show their appreciation during this joyous time of year by the delicious home-baked goodies and other gifts left atop their trash containers.
JULIAN BROWN OBITUARY
December 29, 1999
JULIAN BROWN Leavenworth — Services for Julian R. Brown, 88, Leavenworth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
CLIFFORD CHILDERS OBITUARY
December 29, 1999
CLIFFORD CHILDERS Topeka — Memorial services for Clifford Frederick Childers, 82, Harveyville, will be at 11 a.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Cremation was held, and graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Keene Cemetery, Keene.
BULLET HOLES DISCOVERED INSIDE STRIP CLUB
December 29, 1999
A rural Lawrence strip club received an unwanted Christmas present — 13 times over — during the holiday weekend. Thirteen bullet holes were counted Sunday afternoon by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department inside the Paradise Saloon, 1697 Highway 24-40.