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KU INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS AWAY FROM HOME
December 30, 1999
The holidays can be a lonely time for people who are far away from home and family.
HOLIDAY DONATIONS DEEMEDSUCCESS
December 30, 1999
The money raised made the this time of year brighter for many, though needs still exist.
SOUNDOFFS
December 30, 1999
How can I contact Moxie Firecracker Films, the film company owned by Rory Kennedy and her husband, Mark Bailey? Write to the company at Moxie Firecracker, 180 Varick, Suite 1302, New York, N.Y. 10014.
MASON CONTRACT OFFER
December 30, 1999
St. Paul Pioneer-Press Minneapolis — Neil Cornrich, the Cleveland agent who represents Minnesota University football coach Glen Mason, and UM interim men’s athletics director Tom Moe are talking about a new contract for Mason.
DEC30-25
December 30, 1999
The terms of three members of the Kansas Board of Regents were expiring Dec. 31 and speculation was rampant about replacement policies. Outgoing were Carl Courter, Wichita; Robert Helman, Goodland; and Prudence Hutton, Newton. It was uncertain whom incoming Gov. Robert Bennett might name. The six holdover regents were Jess Stewart, James Basham, Henry Bubb, Elmer Jackson, Paul Wunsch and John D. Montgomery. In another 10 years, bad checks might become a “thing of the past” because of increased electronic banking procedures and more checkless operations, according to Barkley Clark, associate dean of the Kansas University law school.
MISUNDERSTOOD MASONS
December 30, 1999
“The Masons are scary old men who walk around downtown in black cloaks knocking on people’s car windows,” said Brent Bartz, a sophomore at Free State High School. Bartz and many other people may not know a whole lot about the Masonic Temple and the organizations that meet in downtown Lawrence at 1001 Mass. St.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
December 30, 1999
On Dec. 30, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed: “One task that we may as well set ourselves to work at without trying to delay it is to learn to quit writing it 1899; just what figures we are to make in our abbreviation of the new year has not yet been settled. It doesn’t look well to write it ‘00, and yet if we don’t it must be written in full, which is better, anyway.”
THURS BEST BEST
December 30, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
KU - SAINT LOUIS NOTES
December 30, 1999
NOTES * Roy Williams is 314-74 (.809) in his 12th season at KU. Williams has the highest winning percentage among all active Division I coaches with at least five years experience. Saint Louis’ Lorenzo Romar is 7-3 in his first season at SLU, 49-47 in four years overall.
S
December 30, 1999
Despite Y2K fears in some quarters, Kansas University Medical Center will staff for New Year’s Eve like a regular business day, said Med Center spokesman Bob Hallinan. But other employees have been told to be ready to come to work, if any emergency arises, he said.
KETTLE SOUND OFF
December 30, 1999
How much of the money donated to the Salvation Army in the kettles for the bell ringers stays in Lawrence and how much of it leaves the area? All the funds that go into the kettles are used to meet obligations in Lawrence and Douglas County, Lawrence Salvation Army Commanding Officer Lt. Kirk Schuetz said.
TRAFFIC ISSUE
December 30, 1999
To the editor: We would like to bring to the community’s attention a proposal before the Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission. The proposal calls for a ban on left turns for northbound Naismith traffic. This would force all traffic to turn right at the corner of Naismith Drive and Crescent Road. We feel that forcing all traffic around the Chi Omega Fountain and circling into the surrounding neighborhood streets is a detriment to the neighborhood.
DESCRIPTION
December 30, 1999
Too dumb to be president? Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s Republican rivals and Democratic opponents now count on this rap derailing his high-riding quest for the presidency. Bush showed irritation with the tactic and determination to defeat it in a mid-December meeting in Austin with executives from leading high-tech companies.
THE BOWL GAMES
December 30, 1999
Thursday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl
HOLIDAY MEANS OFFICE CLOSURES
December 30, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Trash collectors and mail carriers will make their rounds Friday, but most other government services won’t be available because of the New Year’s holiday.
MELVIN KOCH OBITUARY
December 30, 1999
MELVIN KOCH Atchison — Services for Melvin E. Koch, 53, Atchison, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Claytonville Cemetery, north of Everest.
ROVA ELLEDGE OBITUARY
December 30, 1999
ROVA ELLEDGE Kansas City, Mo. — Services for Rova C. Elledge, 96, Topeka, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Park Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
VIDEO CLIPS
December 30, 1999
Run Lola Run Starring Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Armin Rohde, Joachim Krol and Nina Petri. Exhilarating movie-making, with a flame-haired Berliner charging across the city in a race against time. She has 20 minutes to find 100,000 marks, or her boyfriend will be dead. Cinematic, kinetic, playful and profound, the film teems with possibilities. In German with English subtitles (also available in a dubbed version). R.
DATEBOOK 12/30 THURS
December 30, 1999
Saturday Canceled: Lawrence-Douglas County walk-in immunization clinic.
CLEANING THE SLATE FOR 2000
December 30, 1999
As a certified member of the Clean Slate Club, I like to end every year confessing the error of my column ways. This annual event in media (self) bashing is not particularly popular with my crowd. For the most part, journalists adhere to the Bill Gates Theory of Corrections. Once, wrote editor Michael Kinsley, “we asked Bill Gates what should be done when people complain about factual errors in Slate. His advice was, ‘Have them killed.’”
TOP MOVIES
December 30, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
ARMED ROBBERY IN OTTAWA
December 30, 1999
Armed robbery reported at store
FROM VOCABULARY
December 30, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — What’s Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ New Year’s resolution for 2000? “I’m going to try to stop using the word ‘frickin,’ ” Williams said Wednesday at his Sprint Shootout press conference.
HOSPITAL12-30
December 30, 1999
Births Jay and Amy Garvin, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
12-30 DO YOU THINK Y2K FEARS ARE OVERBLOWN?
December 30, 1999
Do you think Y2K fears are overblown? Jesse Blake,
STATE READIES Y2K WAR ROOM
December 30, 1999
A Emergency Operations Center is being prepared to provide communications across the state as the new year is rung in.
90S
December 30, 1999
Some Lawrence residents make their lists of the best and worst music of the decade.
12/30 RAINBOW GIRLS SHINE BRIGHTLY
December 30, 1999
Rainbow Girls strive to make Lawrence a better place.
SAINT LOUIS AWAITS KU WOMEN
December 30, 1999
For the second straight game, KU will be without Suzi Raymant, who suffered a groin pull prior to the holiday break.
CALENDAR
December 30, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THURS NEILSEN LISTS
December 30, 1999
Here are the prime-time ratings compiled by the Nielsen Media Research for December 20-26. 1. “NFL Monday Night Football: Green Bay at Minnesota,” ABC
FROTH SERVES UP TASTY FUND-RAISER
December 30, 1999
An organization that supports University Theatre has published a cookbook containing recipes from Kansas University theater alumni and Lawrence chefs and restaurants.
DEC30-40
December 30, 1999
Gerald L. Cooley, Lawrence attorney, was appointed Douglas County chairman for the 1950 Heart Fund drive. According to Capt. Earl Polsley of the Salvation Army station here, Douglas County’s second annual Christmas Bureau which coordinated holiday aid had been a success in every way. More than 2,000 toys had been distributed to 505 children.
THIEVES PREY ON APARTMENT COMPLEX
December 30, 1999
Robbery reports from a Lawrence apartment complex are flowing into the Lawrence Police Department, and more are expected as other residents return home after holiday trips. At least three apartment dwellers in a complex in the 1900 block of Massachusetts arrived home to discover items missing after a thief or thieves apparently entered several apartments through unlocked windows during the Christmas holiday.
HAROLD HERL OBITUARY
December 30, 1999
HAROLD HERL Services are pending for Harold Jacob Herl, 62, Eudora, and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
JULY SUMMARY
December 30, 1999
Getting around town was no easy task in July. With street projects tying up traffic in many parts of the city and temperatures soaring into the triple digits, many people tried to find ways to stay indoors. It also began costing more to drive in Kansas when a 2-cent per gallon motor fuel tax took effect to help pay for the state’s new Comprehensive Transportation Program.
FIREWORKS
December 30, 1999
Dry weather means no legal fireworks inside Lawrence city limits to celebrate the arrival of 2000.
HASKELL FOUNDATION SEEKS FBI HELP
December 30, 1999
The FBI won’t say whether it’s investigating the foundation’s finances, but the foundation’s president says she’s been gathering files for federal agents.
JAYHAWKS TO PLAY AT KEMPER
December 30, 1999
Kansas hopes to atone for last year’s loss to Saint Louis by beating the Billikens and high-scoring Justin Love tonight.
COMING UP
December 30, 1999
Jan. 22 The Blues Notions, J.B. Stouts, 721 Wakarusa Drive.
FOR ROY/NOTES
December 30, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — What’s Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach Roy Williams’ New Year’s resolution for 2000? “I’m going to try to stop using the word ‘frickin,’ ” Williams said Wednesday at his Sprint Shootout press conference.
DEBATE DEBACLES
December 30, 1999
Al Gore’s notion of bi-weekly debates is ludicrous. Vice President Al Gore and Democratic presidential contender Bill Bradley were in a face-to-face confrontation on a recent television show. Gore called for Bradley to agree to debate him twice a week to get “the issues” before the public.
GORDON SHARES EXPERIENCES WITH YOUNG DANCERS
December 30, 1999
A jazz dance company formed by the Lawrence Arts Center is headed by a former member of Ballet Midwest.
WEIRD NEWS
December 30, 1999
Desperate measures Saskatchewan physician John Schneeberger, 38, implanted a thin, 6-inch tube of someone else’s blood in his own arm in order to beat a DNA test ordered because two female patients said Schneeberger raped them. He cut open his bicep, inserted the tube and pushed it down to the crook of the arm from which blood is usually drawn. He confessed to his scheme early in his September trial, but said he was forced to do it to protect himself because someone had broken into his house and stolen a used condom. However, in December, Schneeberger was convicted.
ALL TRIUMPH MAY BE FLEETING
December 30, 1999
In the first decade of this century in Linz, Austria, August Kubizek would take walks with another adolescent. Years later Kubizek remembered: “My friend would sometimes be taken by a certain mood and begin to change everything he saw. That house there was in a wrong position; it would have to be demolished. … That street needed a correction in order to give it a more compact impression. Away with this horrible, completely bungled tenement block! …This inclination to be dissatisfied with things as they were … was ineradicable in him.”
MOVIES
December 30, 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. Man on the Moon
CD REVIEWS
December 30, 1999
Mare Vitalis Appleseed Cast
PHOTOJOURNALIST TELLS STORIES WITH CAMERA
December 30, 1999
Mike Yoder has a new exhibit highlighting his career photographing newsworthy people and places.
SHAW FINDS SUCCESS OVERSEAS
December 30, 1999
An Ottawa singer is on top of the country music charts in Europe.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SANTA PEDICURE
December 30, 1999
Pedicure Santa. Kriss Kringle relaxes in the pedicure throne at Beauty Brands before collecting toys from the Forgotten Angels Toy Drive. More than 500 toys were donated for less fortunate children in the Kansas City area by Beauty Brands customers. 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 30, 1999
1) Circus mayhem “Oops! The Big Apple Circus Stage Show,”
U.S. 59 CHOICES TOUGH FOR COUNTY RESIDENTSOFFICIALS
December 30, 1999
Douglas County commissioners heard Wednesday from people on both sides of a freeway proposed to replace U.S. Highway 59.
KU OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR COMPUTER VIRUSES
December 30, 1999
Some experts think viruses may be as much of a problem at the university as any millennium bug.
READERS TO EXPLORE JAZZ-LIKE LITERATURE
December 30, 1999
A new book discussion group at the public library has ties to the JazzTrain project.