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Disinterested’ Firebirds fall to SM North
February 12, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team had to conquer two opponents Thursday night — Shawnee Mission North and itself.
SM East posts 16-point victory over LHS girls
February 12, 1999
Shawnee Mission East broke open a close game with a 21-point third quarter and went on to claim a 56-40 girls basketball victory over Lawrence High here Thursday night.
BUILDING SALE FORCES MOVES
February 12, 1999
The sale of the building at 110 McDonald Dr. to the Lawrence school district will force moves for at least two current tenants. The building houses some of the Lawrence operations of Sallie Mae, a student loan financing company, and the offices of Advanco Inc., a development company owned in part by the building’s current owner, Martin Moore. Sallie Mae and Advanco have leases though September.
OPEN YOUR EYES
February 12, 1999
To the editor: When it comes to deciding what to do about the still incomplete West Lawrence Trafficway, we should open our eyes and look beyond the status quo that the developers want to perpetuate forever.
CORPS RESERVING NATIONAL CAMPSITES
February 12, 1999
Campers can start making reservations at area lakes starting March 1.
FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR CITY, SCHOOL CANDIDATES
February 12, 1999
Candidate forums for city commission and Lawrence school board have been scheduled. The first forum with city commission candidates will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the gallery of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
IN 1899
February 12, 1999
On Feb. 12, 1899, the Lawrence Journal reported: “There is a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals in Lawrence, but it evidently exists only for the purpose of holding meetings as it has never done anything. There are many cases where teams unblanketed and unsheltered, are left for hours on the streets, in the extremely cold weather, that should be given attention by this society, for if anything is cruelty that is in the present state of the weather.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION
February 12, 1999
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews are investigating the cause of a fire in a home that resulted in an estimated $5,000 damage early Thursday. Fire and medical personnel at 5:53 a.m. were called to a duplex at 831 Ala., where fire was in a second-story bedroom.
DELORIS M. PAPE
February 12, 1999
Services for Deloris M. Pape, 64, Tonganoxie, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Quisenberry Chapel. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Pape died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
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February 12, 1999
A recent Soundoff question had information about Nick Fritts. Isn’t he living in Franklin County? Nicholas Fritts was 12 years old when he was burned in October 1991 in Ottawa. He was burned when a freon can he had tossed into a fire in a trash barrel exploded, and was in critical condition with burns to 30 percent of his upper body.
DRUG UNIT CONDUCTS THIRD RAID THIS WEEK
February 12, 1999
The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit on Thursday night arrested two men on drug charges following a third drug raid this week. William Glover, 19, Lawrence, was arrested on possession of crack cocaine and possession of marijuana following the raid at a home in the 1400 block of Haskell.
JOSEPH CHARLES, FREE STATE HIGH CLASS: SENIOR SPORT: BOYS DIVING
February 12, 1999
Week: After sitting out last season while recovering from chemotherapy for Burkitt’s lymphoma, Charles became the Firebirds’ first individual league champion by winning the Sunflower League diving title Saturday. He will compete in the state tournament in Manhattan on Feb. 19-20. Comment: “I’m just so proud of him just because of everything he has accomplished,” FSHS coach Pat Grzenda said. “What he did was so exceptional and it couldn’t happen to a nicer kid. I’m so proud of him. It was just awesome. Some tears were flowing, let me tell you.”
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February 12, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team had to conquer two opponents Thursday night — Shawnee Mission North and itself. “We were unemotional, uninspired, disinterested,” FSHS coach Craig Hershiser said after his team overcame an eight-point third-quarter deficit to defeat SM North, 43-33, at the FSHS gym. “We had to spend a little time in the huddle talking that over and how we had to play in order to get back into the game.
NEW SIGNS A NEAR-MISS WITH PEDESTRIANS
February 12, 1999
Kansas University is investigating an employee in the minority affairs office suspected of falsifying time sheets and making unauthorized purchases. Lt. Schuyler Bailey of the KU Police Department said Thursday that no one had been arrested for the alleged crimes, which a KU administrator said occurred from March 1, 1998, to Feb. 5 of this year.
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February 12, 1999
Shawnee Mission East broke open a close game with a 21-point third quarter and went on to claim a 56-40 girls basketball victory over Lawrence High here Thursday night. The Lions trailed just 15-14 late in the first half. But East scored the final two baskets of the second quarter for a 19-14 halftime lead, then outscored the Lions 21-8 in the third quarter for a 40-22 edge.
EUDORA PLANT GETS NEW OWNER
February 12, 1999
Communicolor Inc. of Eudora is being purchased by R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co. of Chicago, a big commercial printer.
WORKER FACING FRAUD CHARGES
February 12, 1999
From Staff and Wire Reports A Lawrence man accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from his employer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a variety of charges.
PATRONS HAVE BOOK SALE COVERED
February 12, 1999
Even with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, only a few lonely hearts picked through the romance novels. Children’s books, though, were being snatched off the shelves by little hands at a fast pace Thursday.
SOMER EASTERWOOD, LAWRENCE HIGH CLASS: SENIOR. SPORT: GIRLS BASKETBALL.
February 12, 1999
The week: Easterwood scored a career-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field and 10-for-11 shooting from the free-throw line in Lawrence High’s 60-52 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest on Monday. Comment: “She was tenacious,” LHS coach David Platt said. “She got after everything offensively and defensively. They were denying her the basketball as much as possible, but she was able to get points off the glass. She worked hard to get in position. She played a complete game all four quarters.”
AIRLINE WOES FORCE KU BASEBALL TO BUS
February 12, 1999
American Airlines’ continuing troubles with its pilots have forced Kansas University’s baseball team to scrap its flight plans and bus to Arlington, Texas, where it will open its season Saturday against Texas-Arlington. The Jayhawks were supposed to fly out of Kansas City International this evening for Dallas. Now, however, KU’s baseball team will leave by bus for Dallas early this afternoon and return late Sunday. KU will play UTA in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.
POLICE INVESTIGATING SUSPECT IN FAKE ID CASE
February 12, 1999
Lawrence police on Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a false identification operation found at a Kansas University fraternity. However, no arrests have been made and police are continuing to investigate the case.
EXTENSION DIRECTOR NAMED
February 12, 1999
Dennis Bejot is retiring at the end of June after 30 years at different extension office positions, the last 10 of them as the director of the Douglas County office.
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February 12, 1999
Santa Fe Trail junior wrestler Jeremy Long keeps getting bigger and better every year. As a freshman in 1997, Long won the Class 4A state 112-pound weight class. The next year he won the 119-pound weight class. And he appears primed for a third state title with his current 27-0 record and No. 1 ranking at 130 pounds.
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February 12, 1999
When Regan Erickson became Santa Fe Trail’s wrestling coach in 1997 after five years at St. Marys, he was well versed on the Chargers. “We wrestled against them a few times and I knew there was definitely a tradition there,” Erickson said. “It’s one of the best traditions in this part of the state. They’ve got a good kids program. They have excellent people volunteering their time.”
TWO SUSPECTS FACE CHARGES, QUESTIONS FOR AREA CRIMES
February 12, 1999
Law enforcement officials from three counties have questioned two Lawrence men suspected in various crimes including the fire of a Eudora golf course.
NEW AG AGENT ON DUTY
February 12, 1999
With just three days experience as the Douglas County agriculture agent for the K-State Research and Extension office, Bill Wood has fielded more phone calls about skunks than cattle. “I think with the warm weather they’re getting out and looking around for nesting sites,” said Wood, who began his job as one of five county extension agents on Monday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 12, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 32-year-old Lawrence man told police Feb. 4 that 30 compact discs and other items were stolen between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Feb. 4 from the 2300 block of Wakarusa. The man valued the items together at $1,330, police reported Thursday.
ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT
February 12, 1999
A Lawrence shelter is receiving some federal support to combat violence. Women’s Transitional Care Services (WTCS) in Lawrence is receiving a $32,189 grant from the federal STOP Violence Against Women Grant money for 1999.
DONALD OTTO PHELPS
February 12, 1999
Memorial services for Donald Otto Phelps, 82, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Inurnment will be in Leavenworth. Mr. Phelps died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at his home.
DISMISSALS
February 12, 1999
Laura Maxwell and baby girl, Lawrence. Births
DAMAGED GOODS
February 12, 1999
President Bill Clinton, for all his artful dodging, is saddled with a reputation that will never allow some to accept him as genuine. The odds are that President Bill Clinton is going to stage another narrow escape from strong penalties despite the fact he has been impeached. The man from Arkansas is, indeed, slick and skillful at maneuvering himself out of difficult situations that would undo others.
S LOSS TO NEBRASKA AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
February 12, 1999
Roy Williams didn’t crumple the stat sheet and throw it in the circular file after Wednesday’s 64-59 home loss to Nebraska. Instead, Kansas’ 11th-year men’s basketball coach just shook his head sadly after reading some humbling figures.
SOUND OFF
February 12, 1999
What schools have beat the KU men’s basketball team this season? Also, what was the average margin of defeat in those games? The Jayhawks, after a loss Wednesday to Nebraska, have dropped seven games in 1998-99. The victors: Kentucky, Iowa, Saint Louis, Massachusetts, Missouri and Nebraska (twice). KU was outscored by an average of nine points in those games.
REVIEW OF JUDAISM LEADS CATHOLICS TO UNDERSTAND OTHERSTHEMSELVES
February 12, 1999
Members of St. John’s adult education class have spent the past several weeks learning about Judaism.
DISTRICT COURT DIVORCES
February 12, 1999
Phillip W. Lowcock, Baldwin, and Elizabeth R. Lowcock, Overland Park. Terrence Atkinson, Lawrence, and Cynthia Atkinson, Lawrence.
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February 12, 1999
2-12-99 Chuck Woodling column Did you read or hear that quip Roy Williams made a week or so ago about his gray hair? It made me laugh.
T PUNISHMENT ENOUGH TEEN SENTENCED FOR ROBBERY ROLE
February 12, 1999
The stepfather and stepbrother of the man who died during the robbery attempt had different recommendations for the court.
S YOUTHFUL SOFTBALL TEAM WILL OPEN ITS 1999 CAMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND AT THE METRODOME CLASSIC IN MINNEAPOLIS.
February 12, 1999
Call it a transitional year. Call it a rebuilding year. Whatever, with so many new faces, name recognition is difficult on this year’s Kansas University women’s softball team.
SUNFLOWER PLANT LAND-FOR-CLEANUP TRADE ENDORSED
February 12, 1999
World of Oz theme-park developers have promised to assume responsibility for environmental cleanup of the plant grounds in exchange for the property.
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February 12, 1999
What’s the difference between a groundhog and a woodchuck? Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal, the rodent with the scientific name of Marmota monax. Most closely related to squirrels, woodchucks actually can climb trees and also swim, according to “A Field Guide to the Mammals” by William Henry Burt.
LAWRENCE COMPOSER TO BE RECOGNIZED
February 12, 1999
A Lawrence composer will be among the Kansas Arts Commission fellowship recipients who will be recognized during a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbian Bank, 701 S. Kansas. Charles Hoag, a Kansas University music professor, will be honored for his musical compositions. Other recipients are C. Nicholas Johnson, Wichita, interdisciplinary/performance art; Leroy Clark, Wichita, play writing; and Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Wichita, choreography.
SOUND OFF
February 12, 1999
Why did Quick Cash stop taking telephone payments? Is there a new place in town to pay your phone bill? Employees at Quick Cash said it was a management decision.
NEW SIGNS A NEAR-MISS WITH PEDESTRIANS
February 12, 1999
Some pedestrians say they have to be more careful when crossing Massachusetts Street since the city removed four traffic lights late last year.
BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT TO FACE FEDERAL CHARGES
February 12, 1999
FBI agents paid a visit to Eugene R. Breshears about 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the Douglas County Jail, taking the 24-year-old Lawrence man into custody so he could face federal charges in the robbery of First State Bank & Trust. Breshears was indicted Wednesday on one count of bank robbery, a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday.
DISTRICT BUYS OFFICE SPACE
February 12, 1999
For the second time in eight years, Lawrence school district administrative offices will be moving into new digs.