Archive for Friday, December 31, 1999

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Demise of SLT top story of 1999
December 31, 1999
Journal-World staff picks city’s biggest stories of 1999.
S EVE 1999
December 31, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CLOSE
December 31, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.19; soybeans, $4.27; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.71. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.30; milo, NA; corn, $1.71. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.19; soybeans, $4.32; milo, $1.47; corn, $1.76.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, YOUNG JAYHAWKS
December 31, 1999
Best friends. Taylor Lynn Ward, 17 months, and Kennedy May Bacon, 17 months, play in the yard while being babysat by Kennedy’s mother, Elizabeth. Taylor is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Ward, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Dennis and Carlene Thompson, Lawrence, and Rose RosKelley, Utah. Kennedy is the daughter of Shane and Elizabeth Bacon, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Robert and Hilda Withington, Logan, Randy and Barb Rathburn, Barnard, and Linn Bacon, Ada. The photo was submitted by Elizabeth Bacon. 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.
EVE?
December 31, 1999
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Darrell Lea,
SOUNDOFF ON ALLEN FIELDHOUSE CLOCK
December 31, 1999
I was wondering about the Longines clock located high on the west side of Allen Fieldhouse. How long has it been there? The timepiece that bears the name of the famed Swiss watchmaker has been in Allen Fieldhouse since the building was dedicated in 1955. Through the years, according to KU Athletic Director Bob Frederick, there has been talk about removing the clock in favor of a more contemporary design, but traditionalists have prevailed.
DATEBOOK FRIDAY
December 31, 1999
Saturday Canceled: Lawrence-Douglas County walk-in immunization clinic.
LEARN FROM PAST
December 31, 1999
To the editor: After reading the recent news articles about the nomination of former President Eisenhower, the most notable Kansan for this century, I had to go research my files to locate his farewell address in 1961.
PIZZA HUT CONTINUES NEW PATH
December 31, 1999
Pizza Hut is cleaning up after Boston Market. Tricon Global Restaurants Inc., Pizza Hut’s parent company, is retooling a former Boston Market restaurant at 600 W. 23rd into a new pizza place as part of its ongoing “Main Path” program.
NO BANG UNLESS IT RAINS
December 31, 1999
The Lawrence burn ban will stay in effect despite a change in danger level.
BEST BETS
December 31, 1999
TODAY Mike Roberts, Bambino’s Italian Cafe, 1801 Mass.
KU WOMEN DOWN SLU
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas University’s women’s basketball team didn’t do much to improve its endgame. But it did the next best thing by making sure its opponent finished even worse.
FROSH FORWARDS FINE FOR KU
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Drew Gooden didn’t think much about his injury-imposed layoff until the night before it ended. Then he couldn’t get it out of his head.
MICHAEL WAHLSTROM OBITUARY
December 31, 1999
MICHAEL WAHLSTROM Services for Michael Carl Wahlstrom, 54, Ozawkie, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.
DEC 31-25 YEARS AGO
December 31, 1999
IN 1974 The new Douglas County Ambulance Service began operation with an unwanted inheritance from the former Gold Cross Service — almost $29,000 in unpaid accounts receivable and about $7,000 of debt for its own expenses.
FAYE MCDANIELS OBITUARY
December 31, 1999
FAYE MCDANIELS Baldwin — Memorial services for Faye (Meeker) McDaniels, 93, Ottawa, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
December 31, 1999
eToys.com seeks online peace with Etoy.com
WILLIAMS PLANS ON QUIET Y2K CELEBRATION
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Some folks will be clanging glasses at midnight tonight, toasting the arrival of the year 2000. Others will be hunkered down in their fortresses, anxiously awaiting Y2K.
SLU FINDS NUMEROUS FACTORS FOR DEFEAT
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — You want the short version? Ask Lorenzo Romar. The Saint Louis men’s basketball coach wasted few words Thursday night in describing the Billikens’ 71-60 loss to Kansas. “Momentum swung, the crowd got into it, they went into a zone, we missed a couple of shots ” that’s what it was,” Romar said following the 11-point defeat in Kemper Arena.
BOEING DELIVERS RECORD PRODUCTION IN 1999
December 31, 1999
Seattle (ap) — The handing over of four airplanes to a German leasing company pushed the total number of deliveries for The Boeing Co. in 1999 to a record 620, or 57 more than the company’s record-setting production a year earlier. “I would have been surprised from what the anticipation was a year-and-a-half ago,” Paul Nisbet, an analyst for JSA Research. But “it became apparent they were going to do it (break the record) with relative ease.”
S WORKS ON EXHIBIT
December 31, 1999
Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder will have an exhibit of his photos, “Photographs, Stories in 1/250th of a Second” from Monday through Feb. 4 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday.
DEC 31-100 YEARS AGO
December 31, 1999
IN 1899 On Dec. 31, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted banquets and dances at the Eldridge House at 701 Mass. and at Journal Hall at 708 Mass.
SAINT LOUIS MEN FALTERED LATE
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — You want the short version? Ask Lorenzo Romar. The Saint Louis men’s basketball coach wasted few words Thursday night in describing the Billikens’ 71-60 loss to Kansas. “Momentum swung, the crowd got into it, they went into a zone, we missed a couple of shots ” that’s what it was,” Romar said following the 11-point defeat in Kemper Arena.
DEMISE OF SLT TOP STORY OF 1999
December 31, 1999
Journal-World staff picks city’s biggest stories of 1999. J-W Staff Reports
CLOSE
December 31, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,452.86
1999 SUMMARIZED
December 31, 1999
J-W Staff Reports On the world, national and state scenes, 1999 was the year of anti-evolution votes, presidential impeachment, Columbine, World Trade Organization riots, mega-mergers and gene mapping. But there was plenty that happened in Lawrence and the surrounding area, too. Here is a quick look at what happened in Lawrence and the surrounding area or had people talking.
DEC 31-40 YEARS AGO
December 31, 1999
IN %% 1959 West Side Presbyterian Church at 601 Maine purchased 2.5 acres at Second and Michigan as the probable site for a new church layout.
S JUST NOT TOMORROW
December 31, 1999
Scholars and nitpickers agree — the millennium doesn’t start until next year.
THE SOURCE: THE BIG E
December 31, 1999
Let’s not get so caught up in making millennium lists that we overlook why so many of them can exist. In all the jockeying, formulating and tabulating of the monumental whos, whats, whens, whys and wheres of the vanishing century, the fading millennium and even recorded history, one highly significent factor gets lost in the shuffle.
Y2K CONCERNS QUELL MARKET
December 31, 1999
The day of Y2K reckoning is here, and that kept traders from making much noise Thursday on Wall Street. New York (ap) — Stocks drifted lower in a quiet session Thursday, with most market averages slipping back from the record highs set Wednesday. Early gains evaporated as demand waned in the last full session of 1999.
RELIGION BRIEFS
December 31, 1999
The Salvation Army Lt. Kirk Schuetz will preach on “Doing the Father’s Will,” based on Matthew 21:28-32, during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at The Salvation Army Church, 946 N.H. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.
S EVE 1999
December 31, 1999
Births Tanya and Brian Robb, Ozawkie, a boy, Thursday.
S WELCOME NOT SO NICE
December 31, 1999
City Commissioner David Dunfield wants to keep stores like Naughty but Nice from opening in residential neighborhoods.
INMATE BACK IN CUSTODY
December 31, 1999
Michael Lee Miller didn’t resist arrest Thursday afternoon when his fugitive status came to an end.
KU BEATS SAINT LOUIS IN KEMPER
December 31, 1999
A backbreaking 12-0 run fueled by two Jeff Boschee threes, plus some late-game zone defense, sparked Kansas in its 71-60 win over Saint Louis in the Sprint Shootout.
STORY OF ENDURANCE ENDURES
December 31, 1999
His beloved ship Endurance, moored in pack ice, was crushed by the pressure of shifting floes. His men were marooned on islands of ice. For months they floated, praying, hoping, first for rescue, then simply for survival. In a desperate gamble, he led a clutch of sailors in a tiny lifeboat on an 850-mile journey into the foggy horizon. In the end, while war raged in Europe and the world’s attention wandered, he assured that all 27 of his crew lived to tell of their ordeal. The tale they told was perhaps the adventure of the century.
KU-SAINT LOUIS NOTEBOOK
December 31, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Some folks will be clanging glasses at midnight tonight, toasting the arrival of the year 2000. Others will be hunkered down in their fortresses, anxiously awaiting Y2K.
FRESHMEN FORWARDS FINE FOR KANSAS
December 31, 1999
KU’s Drew Gooden and Nick Collison combined for 30 points and 16 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 71-60 victory.
DISTRICT SUES FAMILY
December 31, 1999
A Lawrence couple has been named in a lawsuit stemming from a November 1997 mercury spill that closed Perry-Lecompton schools for two days.
STOCK MARKET GAINS NO SURPRISE
December 31, 1999
There has been a great deal of hype about the current bull market and its accompanying series of record highs, but what is strange is that this is somehow considered unusual. During the last decade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down or flat in 1990, 1992 and 1994, but was otherwise up an average of just under 20 percent a year. And of those up years, which has had the smallest percentage gain? 1999. The point is this: People and companies that choose to invest their money, which is to say, place it at risk for profit, reasonably expect to receive a 15 percent or better return. Therefore, most investors do not regard an increase in the value of their investments of just over 1 percent a month to be newsworthy. They expect their investments to hit “new highs” every month. That’s why they invested.
S PAST KNOWN TO HASKELL OFFICIAL
December 31, 1999
The former Haskell Foundation executive director knew of her successor’s troubled past.
S EVE GATHERINGS
December 31, 1999
Area churches will play host to New Year’s Eve gatherings that will feature prayer, champagne — and even fireworks.