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IN 1899
February 14, 1999
On Feb. 14, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized about the effectiveness of prohibition the state: “Kansas once had a governor who said that it was impossible to close the saloons in a town or city where public sentiment demanded that they remain open. That was the truth, of course, but it was a foolish thing for the governor to say for publication. Saloons in the state are like scandals in the family; the less said about them the better.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
IN 1899
February 14, 1999
On Feb. 1, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “The legislature at Topeka learned that a lot of school ma’ams were to visit the town next Saturday, and so decided to remain in session that day and give the girls a chance to see some real, live, sure-enough statesmen in the native arena … If there is anything in Topeka or on earth that presents a magnificent spectacle, it is the short grass statesman when he arises, clothed in the majesty and dignity of the statutes and a hand me down suit, and projects his voice into space, shakes the gilded dome of the capital with the thunderous waves of his voice, trained for years by calling of hogs and cattle upon the boundless inland ocean.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 14, 1999
A proposed road map for hiring a consultant to draw up “traffic-calming” plans for Louisiana Street will be up for review Tuesday night by Lawrence city commissioners. A draft “scope of services” will be on the agenda for input, discussion and — if approved — distribution to firms interested in taking on the task, which would involve studying all streets and roads within a quarter-mile of Louisiana, from 17th to 31st streets.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 14, 1999
The prospective study comes at the request of the Indian Hills Neighborhood Assn., whose members met in November and voted unanimously to request that the city — in the words of association President Bob Hagen — look into “identifying, developing and implementing solutions for traffic management on this important street.” In a letter to commissioners in December, Hagen pointed out neighbors’ concerns — and those of residents who live in the neighboring Park Hill neighborhood — involving Louisiana today and in the future:
RADIO CLUB SPONSORS CLASSES
February 14, 1999
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) is offering a 10-week series of classes, starting Monday, to prepare participants for the examination required by the Federal Communications Commission to receive an amateur radio operator’s license. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday and run through April 19. They will be held on the lower level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 14, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * Dale Willey Automotive, 2840 Iowa, reported a white and gray 1999 GMC Yukon valued at $38,188 was stolen between 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:15 a.m. Friday.
LEADS TO COUNTY SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP
February 14, 1999
Sarah Elbayoume is the 1999 Douglas County Spelling Bee champion.
BETTY FREAR
February 14, 1999
Services for Betty Frear, 57, Goodman, Mo., are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Frear died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at her home.
S LANDON LECTURE FEATURES FORMER SENATOR
February 14, 1999
Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker will offer insights into American politics by delivering a Landon Lecture on March 9 at Kansas State University. Baker’s lecture will be at 10:30 a.m. in McCain Auditorium on campus in Manhattan.
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February 14, 1999
I know city offices will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. What about trash pickup? Will recreation centers be open? The city plans to pick up trash as usual Monday.
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February 14, 1999
The county zoning and codes department has fielded questions about what the requirements are to establish a nude bar. There are no regulations currently. There are now three nude bars in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County with nude dancing. They are The Flamingo, 1626 E. 1550 Road; The Paradise Saloon, 1697 U.S. Highway 40; and The Outhouse, 1837 N. 1500 Road. The Flamingo and Paradise have liquor licenses. The Outhouse does not. The county staff is not proposing to take any action that would affect the existing businesses.
JAYCEES TO TAKE OVER AIRWAVES ON FEB. 21
February 14, 1999
Taking over the airwaves to raise money, the Lawrence Jaycees will hold Jaycees Radio Day from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 on KLWN AM-1320. The Jaycees will conduct interviews, read weather and news, and produce all advertising for the event. KLWN is donating the air time, and all advertising sales go to the Lawrence Jaycees. The cost of advertising is $50 for four ads. Money raised by the event will be used to support various civic activities, including Fourth of July fireworks.
JUVENILE PROGRAMS GET FUNDING BOOST
February 14, 1999
A high school program that seeks to curb truancy and suspensions will expand to Lawrence’s four junior high schools, thanks to a $130,000 grant.
S TITLE CHASE.
February 14, 1999
It was as if Kansas’ men’s basketball players were zapped with a stun gun or floored by a Mike Tyson haymaker. The Jayhawks could best be described as a disoriented bunch after their 90-84 loss to Rayford Young — make that a loss to Big-12 also-ran Texas Tech — on Saturday afternoon at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
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February 14, 1999
Like everybody else, KU forward Lester Earl was left dazed and amazed by Rayford Young’s 41-point scoring outburst on Saturday at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. “Not many players can shoot them in like that,” Earl said of Young, who scored 32 points over the final 8:55 to help Texas Tech topple Kansas, 90-84. “He’s a player who ran around screens, got open shots and made them.”
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February 14, 1999
Kansas University scored twice in the bottom of the first inning and never trailed in a 4-2 college softball victory over Missouri at the Metrodome Classic on Saturday. KU third baseman Megan Urquhart doubled and drove in two runs. Center fielder Shelly Musser went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Left fielder Christi Musser collected two hits.
KANSAS RAN ITS HOMECOURT WINNING STREAK TO A SCHOOL-RECORD 21 GAMES, AND COACH MARIAN WASHINGTON MOVED ONE VICTORY AWAY FROM THE 500TH OF HER CAREER.
February 14, 1999
Kansas University’s women’s basketball streak is dead. No, not that one. The Jayhawks kept their homecourt winning streak and their overall winning streak alive with a 63-58 victory over Nebraska on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
ALTERNATE FILING GETS STATE NOD
February 14, 1999
Most Kansas taxpayers will be eligible to file individual state returns with their home computers this year.
ECKAN ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
February 14, 1999
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants according to the following schedule: * Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, Lawrence Salvation Army.
PAGEANT HAS FULL SLATE OF ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1999
The Miss Lawrence Scholarship Pageant is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Free State High School. There will be entertainment throughout the evening, including performances by the Kansas University Crimson Girls, Dance Gallery’s Jazz Troupe and Miss KU-Lawrence 1998. Monique Laven and Janet Reid from Sunflower Cable Channel 6 will host the event. “This isn’t just a pageant, it’s entertainment for the evening” program director Lee Beth Dever said. “… Hopefully we’ll have a good crowd attending our show.”
COLOR OF ROSES MAY SPELL OUT TRUE LOVE SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
February 14, 1999
Loving care will help a gift of fresh, cut flowers last longer.
KU SWIMMERS SWAMP IOWA
February 14, 1999
Kansas University’s men’s swimming and diving team won its last home meet Saturday against Iowa, 142-101, Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. Senior Trent Hartl captured first place in the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of 1:40.47. He also placed second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.88 and was the anchor leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay team, which also included Brant Peoples, Jason Carr and Andy Kyser.
GROUPS HOP ON BANDWAGON FOR BUS SERVICE
February 14, 1999
Representatives of different agencies discussed the need for a public bus system at the Citizens for Public Transportation Forum.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM TODAY
February 14, 1999
The Lawrence Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. The program includes “Overture” and “Allegro” from “La Sultane Suite” by Couperin; the slow movement from Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29”; and “Dance of the Clowns” from “Snegourotchka,” an opera by Rimsky-Korsakov.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES, BANKS CLOSED TODAY
February 14, 1999
Lawrence city offices will be closed, but Douglas County offices will be open today for Presidents Day. Douglas County District Court offices will be closed, along with Lawrence Municipal Court offices and the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND, TORNADOES LEAVE SIGNS
February 14, 1999
Following severe storms with high winds, many people often have difficulty determining if damage caused by a storm has been the result of a tornado or a straight-line downburst wind. According to the National Weather Service, when assessing wind damage, meteorologists and engineers look at the length and width of the damage path.
SIMPLE MATH
February 14, 1999
Kansas University officials say they’ll need to build or lease 25,000 square feet of space a year as research needs increase over the next decade. How did they come up with that number? Simple math.
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February 14, 1999
1999 Douglas County Spelling Bee participants * Susan Elwood, Baldwin Elementary
DISTRICT COURT DIVORCES GRANTED
February 14, 1999
Brett Hawkinson Howard, Baldwin, and Michael Ames Howard, Baldwin. Angela S. Hadl, Eudora, and Kevin V. Hadl, Eudora.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE TODAY
February 14, 1999
Douglas County voters have until 5 p.m. today to register to vote in the primaries. Registrations sites have been established at 17 locations in Douglas County. They are:
NO PASSING FANCY
February 14, 1999
Frustrated by drivers who won’t get out of the passing lane? One Kansas senator says there ought to be a law. Ben Vidricksen, chairman of the Kansas Senate Transportation Committee, no doubt spends a lot of time on Interstate 70 between Topeka and his home in Salina.
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February 14, 1999
* Hear the 1999 valuation report from Appraiser Marion Johnson. * Consider approval of an easement agreement near the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
ORCHID SHOW OPENS AT BOTANICAL GARDENS
February 14, 1999
Hundreds of orchids from the Missouri Botanical Garden’s award-winning orchid collection are on display with ferocious dinosaurs at the garden’s annual orchid show, which runs through March 14. This year’s show, “Beauty and the Beast,” features seven life-like species of dinosaurs lurking among the garden’s orchid collection, one of the largest and most varied in North America. The garden has about 10,000 plants representing some 3,500 species, varieties and hybrids, including many rare and unusual species that are endangered or extinct in the wild.
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February 14, 1999
If there is a field trip required by the orchestra at West Junior High School, why are the students required to pay for it? Each student had to bring money to pay for the bus for a trip that was required by the school. “If it’s an activity that is part of the curriculum, we provide transportation,” West Junior High Principal Mick Lowe said.
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February 14, 1999
County commissioners will discuss the issue of nude bars, which are not specifically included within the county’s zoning regulations. The commissioners will be asked to consider a resolution prohibiting new nude bars from being established for six months.
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February 14, 1999
This column is about George Baxter Smith and Oscar Haugh, two men I like and admire very much. Every time I write such a column I remember the Kansas University faculty member saying to me (rather snidely, I thought), “I always read your column in the Journal-World. That way I know who your friends are.” I told him that I believed I should write about people while they’re still around to read what I’ve written. He nodded. Well, George Smith and Oscar Haugh are very much around. They seem pretty spry to me, considering that they’re some years older than some of us who don’t feel spry. Each of these men, and I hope they won’t mind the word, is an “institution.” They are veterans of the university, people who made great contributions to the school many of us revere.
CONTESTANTS POISED FOR MISS LAWRENCE COMPETITION
February 14, 1999
The 10 contestants for Miss Lawrence 1999 have been preparing mind and body for the upcoming competition.
COMMISSION CANDIDATES KEEP GROWTH ON THEIR MINDS
February 14, 1999
Candidates for Lawrence City Commission have no shortage of ideas about how, where and when Lawrence should grow as it approaches a new millennium.
GENE HUBBARD
February 14, 1999
Services for Gene Hubbard, 78, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Hubbard died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU PREPARES FOR RESEARCH SPACE NEEDS
February 14, 1999
Expansion of KU research in the next decade may require the addition of 250,000 square feet of lab and office space by leasing off-campus and building on campus.
STUDENT BODY A HAPPY FAMILY
February 14, 1999
Founders of Century School view it as an alternative to public education — not a replacement — in the same way National Public Radio is an alternative to commercial radio.
BIRTHS
February 14, 1999
Nicole Payne, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday. Jeffery Oatis and Shamikah Jordan, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 14, 1999
* Proclaim Tuesday through Friday “Blood Drive Days.” * Set a 2 p.m. Tuesday deadline for bids to handle a drainage-improvement project along Ninth Street, from Vermont to New Hampshire streets. Officials plan to review the bids for sufficiency before putting the lowest bid up for approval Tuesday night.
S WOMEN PAST KANSAS IN A 63-58 LOSS TO THE JAYHAWKS ON SATURDAY IN ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
February 14, 1999
Brooke Schwartz wants to shoot the basketball more, but it hurts too much. Chronic shoulder problems — loose ligaments caused by lifting weights at an early age — limit how many times Nebraska’s junior guard can fire away before the pain ensues. Ice packs could offer only so much relief during the Huskers’ 63-58 Big 12 women’s loss to Kansas on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
IMAGINATION, ROMANCE STEAL THE SHOW IN A DECENT PROPOSAL
February 14, 1999
Lawrence area couples share the stories of their interesting marriage proposals, from popping the question on a plane to proposing during a hot-air balloon ride.
WALDO MONROE
February 14, 1999
Services for Waldo “Bud” Monroe, 75, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Monroe died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Hickory Point Care Center, Oskaloosa.
S RIVERFRONT GALLERY REMAIN CLOSED
February 14, 1999
The future of the Lawrence Art Guild gallery is uncertain.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS GROWING TOGETHER
February 14, 1999
The Lawrence and Perry-Lecompton school districts have coexisted side by side for years, but growth in both districts is raising some questions.
ATHLETIC CLUB REOPENING TO BE A LENGTHY EXERCISE
February 14, 1999
The owner of the fire-damaged Lawrence Athletic Club is asking clients to be patient while he seeks a temporary club site.
A LITTLE BENCH TIME LETS ONE ENJOY THE GARDEN AS IT UNFOLDS
February 14, 1999
Seasonal changes are best viewed from the location rather than a window.
ARTISTS DONATE MONEY TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
February 14, 1999
Twelve artists involved in last fall’s Lawrence ArtWalk have donated a portion of their artwork sales to help fund the art program at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, 1520 Haskell Ave. The artists are Clark Fulton, Bob Gent, Ann Hamil, Brian Harrison, Dan Hermreck, Dale Martin, Jeff Ridgway, Celia Smith, Dave Van Hee, Shanna Wagner, Jonathan Wilke and John Wysocki.
SEASON OPENER.
February 14, 1999
Kansas University’s baseball team won its season opener for the third year in a row with a 10-3 victory over Texas Arlington on Saturday. Then, the Jayhawks lost 13-12 in 10 innings to the Mavs in the nightap.
2-14-99BILL MAYER COLUMN
February 14, 1999
That old bit about “what goes around comes around” can herald good or bad things. Where booze and college athletics are concerned, it’s good. In the mid-1950s, Kansas football coach Chuck Mather flatly refused beer producer sponsorships of Jayhawk games on moral grounds. Athletics director Dutch Lonborg was quick to back him up. That wasn’t an easy choice, even in conservative Kansas. KU wasn’t a world-beater or a big crowd lure under Chuck. The program could have used some extra money, little though it might have been by today’s standards.
90-84 WIN OVER KANSAS.
February 14, 1999
It was Rayford Young who turned into Mighty Joe Young against Kansas on Saturday. But would Young have perpetrated his astonishing deed if it weren’t for Thomas Sneed? Sneed is a senior yell leader at Texas Tech, and his ejection with 9:08 remaining fueled a moribund Lubbock Municipal Coliseum gathering that ignited the Red Raiders to a 90-84 come-from-behind victory over the Jayhawks.
SCHOOL STRATEGY
February 14, 1999
The need for a new school administration center has caught many local residents by surprise. Local voters who approved a bond issue that included $2.85 million for school district warehouse and maintenance facilities may now wonder why they are getting a new $4.1 million administration center.
FACES AND PLACES
February 14, 1999
Debbie Bott has joined Douglas County Bank as managing officer of the South Iowa Bank at 31st and Iowa. Bott has 21 years of banking experience and had been assistant vice president of Emprise Bank. *
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February 14, 1999
AMERICA’s ROMANTIC TEMPERATURE When it comes to Valentine’s Day, women typically get a jump-start on men, the Society of American Florists says.
SOUND OFF
February 14, 1999
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HARLEM RENAISSANCE TOPIC OF SERIES
February 14, 1999
“Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance,” a series of programs featuring African-American literature expert John Edgar Tidwell, will be presented Wednesday through Friday at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd. Events include:
FREE STATE, LAST AT LEAGUE A YEAR AGO, FINISHED FIFTH AT THE 11-TEAM MEET AT SHAWNEE MISSION NORTH.
February 14, 1999
Bolstered by four finalists, Free State High placed fifth with 111 points at the Sunflower League wrestling meet Saturday at Shawnee Mission North. Freshman Kyle Case (112 pounds), senior Anthony Santaularia (125), junior Jeff Frenya (171) and freshman Ian Bork (189) all placed second for the Firebirds.
BURGEONING COMMUNITY AWAITS NEW COMMISSION
February 14, 1999
A growing community means a growing list of community needs, and new Lawrence city commissioners will have a say in planning, financing and guiding the city’s future. Editor’s note: This five-part series outlines issues of importance to Lawrence along with responses and ideas of city commission candidates. The city primary, which will pare the field of candidates from nine to six, is March 2. Today’s installment focuses on city growth.