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February 17, 1999
Students hold their own cross-city pancake competition.
BONNIE LEE WALSTON
February 17, 1999
Services for Bonnie Lee Walston, 71, Bennington, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Salina. Burial will be at Bennington Cemetery. Mrs. Walston died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at her home in rural Bennington.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
McLouth won for only the fourth time in 16 outings by tripping Pleasant Ridge, 43-42, in overtime of a Delaware Valley League game. Refina Annis led a balanced Bulldogs’ attack with 10 points. Pleasant Ridge dipped to 7-9. McLouth 43, Pleasant Ridge 42, OT
THREESOME NAMED MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
February 17, 1999
Three students from Baldwin High School will learn this spring if they are winners of the prestigious National Merit Scholarships.
BULLDOG SCHOLARS TEAM VICTORIOUS
February 17, 1999
The Scholars Bowl championship marks the first time Baldwin High has won such a competition.
BULLDOGS WRESTLERS FINISH NINTH AT LEAGUE TOURNEY
February 17, 1999
With only three wrestlers advancing into the final rounds and only one to the championship match, the Baldwin High School wrestlers finished ninth at the Frontier League Tournament here Saturday. “Well, we’ve been better,” said coach J.D. Dressler of the finish.
STUDENTS PRACTICE ACTS OF KINDNESS
February 17, 1999
Sometimes it’s just the little things that count toward making a community closer. Baldwin Elementary School students chipped in last week with Random Acts of Kindness Week. Among the activities, representatives of each grade went around to Baldwin businesses and delivered a card, piece of candy and good tidings.
BONNIE LEE WALSTON
February 17, 1999
Services for Bonnie Lee Walston, 71, Bennington, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Salina. Burial will be at Bennington Cemetery. Mrs. Walston died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at her home in rural Bennington.
BALDWIN OFFICIALS BALANCE CITY BOOKS
February 17, 1999
Stop the presses, the books are balanced at city hall. That was the message City Administrator Larry Paine gave the city council at Monday night’s meeting. Paine said new City Clerk Peggy Nichols had accomplished the feat.
CJHS STUDENTS STUDY CULTURE, KINGANATOMY
February 17, 1999
Qin Pu Liu from the Hunan Province in China recently visited Kathy vonEnde’s geography classes at Central Junior High School. Mr. Liu teaches geography in a teacher’s college and is comparing geography education in the United States and China. *
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February 17, 1999
Baldwin’s Sixth Street is one of the only north-south through routes in Baldwin. The road, parts of which were once brick, has been patched and repaired over the years. But the surface is in need of attention and there is a problem with stormwater in heavy rains. The city and county paid $14,395 for a feasibility study of a reconstruction of the road. The study estimated the cost of an asphalt surface to be about $1.3 million. The project is on a county list that could require federal funding in 2002, but the project may be completed sooner with county and city money.
DESOTO SETS BOND ELECTION
February 17, 1999
DeSoto school district patrons will get to vote on a $42.5 million bond issue this summer. The DeSoto school board voted unanimously Tuesday to present the bond issue to voters on a mail-in ballot June 8. The district needs to build to keep up with growth, board member Sandra Thierer said.
BRIDGE TOURNAMENT SET FOR SUNDAY
February 17, 1999
Soroptimist International of Lawrence is sponsoring its first bridge tournament. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.
NEW FAMILY DOCTOR TO PUT OUT SHINGLE
February 17, 1999
Baldwin City will have a new doctor in town March 1 when Kevin Hughes, M.D., joins the medical community. Cotton-O’Neil Clinic-Baldwin City will be located at 602 Ames at a temporary site in the Kansas State Bank building, according to a release from Stormont-Vail HealthCare. The new clinic is a division of Topeka-based Stormont-Vail.
EUDORA FIRE CHIEF RESIGNS IN PROTEST
February 17, 1999
The city of Eudora approved storage of anhydrous ammonia near the grain elevator north of downtown, and the fire chief doesn’t want to be responsible if something goes wrong.
GENE HUBBARD
February 17, 1999
No services for Gene Hubbard, 78, Lawrence, are planned. Cremation was held. Mr. Hubbard died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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February 17, 1999
Gregg Tire will open its second Lawrence store by midsummer, the company said Tuesday. Gregg has purchased land on the city’s fast-growing northwest side, where the Topeka-based company plans to spend nearly $1 million building its second Lawrence store.
POLICE SEARCHING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT
February 17, 1999
Lawrence police on Tuesday night were searching for a man who reportedly robbed a local ice cream store about 10:30 p.m. The man entered Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream Store, 1524 W. 23rd, and demanded cash. The man told two employees in the store that he had a weapon, but it wasn’t clear whether he showed one. He ran north from the store into a residential area. Police were searching the area Tuesday night.
S 21-GAME WIN SKEIN WITH A 72-52 VICTORY IN KANSAS CITY.
February 17, 1999
It’s over. After 21 wins without a loss, Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team crumbled for the first time this season on Tuesday night. Penn Valley crushed the Fightin’ Indians, 72-52, highlighted by four three-point goals and 16 points from Marci Piggie.
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February 17, 1999
Somebody stole the mayor’s Jayhawk, and there’s speculation of a purple conspiracy. A Jayhawk flag disappeared Tuesday afternoon from the front of Mayor Marty Kennedy’s home at 725 N.J., marking the second consecutive year he’s had flags stolen from the area. Last year thieves made off with two KU flags hanging from the shop at Kennedy Glass across the street.
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February 17, 1999
Is it against a city ordinance to put up a barbed wire fence in the city of Lawrence? If you want to put up barbed wire, you’d better have a tall fence.
STRONG GOVERNMENT
February 17, 1999
To the editor: George Will, in his Feb. 7 column, rightly points out that a government which concerns itself with “the internal workings of individuals — intentions, motives, family relationships, etc.” is a government whose “work is never done.” He is strongly implying, if not stating directly, that such a government is dangerous. When government begins to define as well as to manage or regulate social intercourse, it is no longer just government. It has become a subtly controlling force which far exceeds the bounds of proper governmental intervention. He obviously agrees with James L. Nolan, Jr. who criticizes “the therapeutic state” in which anti-social behaviors are re-defined as illnesses, perpetrators are seen as victims, and failures have their root in childhood. There is some truth in the thinking that has led to these excesses — there are reasons and explanations for anti-social behaviors and some of those reasons are found in cultural influences and in one’s past. However, when this line of thought is taken too far, we end up with a society in which no one is responsible for anything destructive — everything can be explained by blaming someone else, even if that someone else is the nebulous “culture.” We are already very aware of the current tendency to blame television or dysfunctional parents or the “right-wing conspiracy.”
SENATORS CONSIDERING BEER KEG REGISTRATION
February 17, 1999
Several Lawrence retail liquor store employees say they are not opposed to the idea but are not sure what good it will do. From J-W Staff and Wire Reports
LHS SUSPENDS STUDENT WITH KNIFE
February 17, 1999
Lawrence High School administrators plan to meet next week to discuss the length of suspension for a sophomore who brought a knife to school. An educational placement meeting to figure out how to meet the student’s educational needs while he is on suspension also is in the works, Principal Dick Patterson said Wednesday.
EL SALVADOR, LAWRENCE SEEKING CONNECTION
February 17, 1999
The Lawrence El Papaturro Friendship Committee is trying to establish a sister city connection with the El Salvador city.
PANEL SEEKS SPANISH-SPEAKING SISTER CITY
February 17, 1999
Lawrence’s next sibling will be speaking Spanish. A committee looking for Lawrence’s third sister city has decided to narrow its focus to Spanish-speaking cities.
FRIENDS OF LIBRARY HAVING BAG DAY SALE
February 17, 1999
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library has books to spare, so the group plans a “bag day” this Saturday. For $5, visitors to the garage at the northwest corner of the library can fill a bag with books. The special sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library, 707 Vt.
DEATH
February 17, 1999
The service of roughly 30 people subpoenaed for James L. Hall’s jury trial Wednesday wasn’t needed after all. Hall, who originally faced first-degree murder charges in the death of a friend during a botched home invasion, has decided to plead guilty to aiding and abetting aggravated robbery and aiding and abetting kidnapping, court documents say.
PEARL ROSE STOEBENER
February 17, 1999
Services for Pearl Rose Brohammer Stoebener, 82, Baldwin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Worden. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery. Mrs. Stoebener died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS AN ISSUE FOR CANDIDATES FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION.
February 17, 1999
Public transportation has been an election issue for years in Lawrence, even before Lawrence city commissioners started an on-demand van service five years ago. But as Douglas County Area Transportation has grown — the door-to-door service that provided 71,000 rides last year for elderly, low-income and people with disabilities — so has the push for fixed-route service.
TRANSIT CONCERNS STILL IDLING
February 17, 1999
Deciding whether to start a citywide bus system will be left to Lawrence city commissioners, three of whom will be elected April 6.
SUBSCRIPTION SALES BRISK
February 17, 1999
Charter subscribers to Baldwin City’s new newspaper have compiled quite a list already, but there’s plenty of room for more. The announcement was made last week that the Baldwin City special edition that has accompanied the Lawrence Journal-World on Wednesdays since November will become a stand-alone publication March 3. The final issue to be “wrapped” around the Lawrence paper will be Feb. 24.
BALDWIN KID WRESTLERS COMPETE AT TOPEKA
February 17, 1999
The Baldwin Kid Wrestling Team brought home 13 medals Saturday from a tournament in Topeka where 1,000 youngsters competed. Mark Stewart topped Baldwin’s finishes with a first-place medal. Finishing second were Sean Potter, Chase Abel and David Sinclair.
THE SUSPECT IN THE CHILD-RAPE CASE IS OUT OF CUSTODY ON $35,000 BOND.
February 17, 1999
A 29-year-old Lawrence man accused of raping and sodomizing his 3-year-old stepdaughter will undergo a psychological examination to determine, in part, if he fits the “diagnostic criteria” of a pedophile. Meanwhile, authorities have released the man on $35,000 bond, and his preliminary hearing, originally scheduled for today, has been continued to 9 a.m. March 24 due to a scheduling conflict involving his court-appointed attorney, James Rumsey.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. said Tuesday that earnings fell in the last three months of 1998 despite higher revenues. Funds from operations increased 8 percent. The North Carolina-based real estate investment trust said net income fell to $1.35 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, from $3.54 million, or 44 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 1997. Funds from operations rose to $10.74 million, or 92 cents per share, from $10.09 million, or 85 cents per share, a year ago.
S 21-GAME HOMECOURT WINNING STREAK IN THE PROCESS.
February 17, 1999
Less than an hour after her 773rd game as Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach, Marian Washington stole quietly away from Allen Fieldhouse. There was no festive phalanx of supporters through which to walk, no cries of congratulations as Washington walked alone, with barely a turn of the head, to a nearly empty parking lot.
SUSPECT IN ROBBERY NABBED IN WICHITA
February 17, 1999
Wichita police have arrested a Lawrence resident featured recently in the Crime Stoppers program, coordinator David Anderson said Wednesday. Acting on a Douglas County warrant, authorities early Tuesday booked Robert T. Martin into the Sedgwick County Jail, Anderson said.
SOUND OFF
February 17, 1999
Could you reprint the evacuation plan for Douglas County that was published years ago as to where residents need to go in case Wolf Creek has an accident. I believe everyone was supposed to go Ottawa? Is that still the case? The plans depend on what kind of accident there was and weather conditions at the time, particularly the wind, said Cathy Autrey, spokeswoman at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Burlington.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
Trailing 45-32 at the start of the fourth quarter, Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team rallied but couldn’t catch Basehor-Linwood, losing 62-55 in a Kaw Valley League game on Tuesday night. “It was (tough) because we fought back and showed some character but just didn’t get it done in the end,” P-L coach Dave Lutz said.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 17, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 20-year-old Kansas University student told Lawrence police her Nikon 35mm camera was stolen sometime between 8 a.m. Dec. 15 and 5 p.m. Feb. 8 from the 400 block of Ohio, according to a report released Tuesday. She valued the camera at $1,500.
HYDE PRICE
February 17, 1999
Instead of criticizing Rep. Henry Hyde, Americans should thank the congressman for performing his duty in the Clinton impeachment. It’s hard to see how Rep. Henry Hyde could have come out ahead in the Clinton impeachment proceedings.
IN 1899
February 17, 1999
On Feb. 17, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “The love for wickedness that abides in the human heart never so plainly shows itself as when a sensational trial comes up in a court. And strange as it seems, when a scandalous trial is on, the women exhibit comparatively more curiosity than do the men. Possibly this is because women are not so familiar with such things as are men. To them it is a wonder; to men only an incident.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
SOUND OFF
February 17, 1999
The Lawrence Athletic Club had no sprinkler system. Do fire codes for athletic clubs require sprinkler systems? When they rebuild will they have one? The wing of the club not damaged in the Feb. 4 fire had a sprinkler system, Fire Marshal Rich Barr said.
21-YEAR-OLD FACES FEDERAL CHARGES IN ROBBERY
February 17, 1999
Lawrence police say a 21-year-old Overland Park man arrested for the robbery of Midwest Regional Credit Union may be responsible for other incidents in other jurisdictions.
BHS TEAM TAKES STATE TITLE
February 17, 1999
This past weekend Baldwin High School put yet another state championship under its belt. The hours of hard work and preparation put in by the five of us on the BHS scholars bowl team have paid off. I realize that most people in Baldwin, and probably most BHS students for that matter, were unaware that BHS even had a scholars bowl team. BHS has only had a team for four years, and this is the first year it has qualified for state, so many don’t even know what it is, let alone what the team does.
STREAK IS OVER
February 17, 1999
Baldwin Junior High School’s seventh-grade winning streak came to an end against Louisburg.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPOTLIGHT
February 17, 1999
Academics rule this week at Baldwin High School, and it speaks highly of the district and the community as a whole. The scholar’s bowl team won the Class 4A State Championship Saturday in Kingman and it’s been announced that three BHS seniors are finalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships. Academically, it just doesn’t get better than that.
EARLY SIGNS OF SPRING EMERGING
February 17, 1999
Don’t pay attention to the crocus, there’s still some winter days left.
KANSAS WILL PUT ITS 14-GAME WINNING STREAK AGAINST KANSAS STATE ON THE LINE TONIGHT AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
February 17, 1999
Roy Williams expects quite a fight from Kansas State tonight. “We will get the most enthused, most driven K-State team we can get. They feel they must make a big push at the end of the year or not be considered for tournament play,” said Williams, Kansas’ 11th-year men’s basketball coach.
S LOSS TO KC PIPER TO PIN THE CHIEFTAINS.
February 17, 1999
Perhaps Santa Fe Trail girls basketball coach Brady Anshutz has seen too many “Jaws” movies. That’s because Anshutz could’ve told you that the Chargers would be swimming in dangerous waters even before Tuesday night’s Kaw Valley League battle with Tonganoxie.
COACH PLEASED WITH BULLDOGS IN EUDORA WIN
February 17, 1999
Baldwin High School’s boys basketball team won a key game against Eudora Friday night.
BHS GIRLS REBOUND WITH WIN AT EUDORA
February 17, 1999
The Baldwin girls bounced back from an one-sided loss a week ago to down Eudora.
RECREATION COMMISSION 35-AND-OVER BASKETBALL
February 17, 1999
Knights of Columbus 50, 02’s 43 5x Too Old 81, The Wreck Commission 51
CANDIDATES GIVE MIXED VIEWS OF RECREATION FOCUS
February 17, 1999
After-school programs, public transportation and recreation centers alongside new schools are among candidates’ ideas for the future of parks and recreation in Lawrence.
CITY GIVES OK TO SATELLITE COUNTY OFFICE
February 17, 1999
If the county commission follows the city council’s suit, Baldwin City residents won’t have to go to Lawrence to conduct their county business.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
In other business, commissioners will: * Discuss a proposal to enter into an interlocal agreement with Baldwin to provide county services from Baldwin city hall.
S BLOWOUT LOSS TO BALDWIN AND CLAIMED A 64-53 VICTORY.
February 17, 1999
Eudora boys basketball coach Chad Eshbaugh was “embarrassed” after Friday’s blowout loss to Baldwin. But Eshbaugh had completely different sentiments after his team pinned Anderson County 64-53 a in Frontier League game on Tuesday night.
S BOAST IS TRUE
February 17, 1999
El Mezcal has a loyal dining base — and with good reason.
NEW LEADERS TO MOVE ON RENTAL COMPLAINTS
February 17, 1999
Residents raised concerns Tuesday that the additional regulations and licensing could increase the city bureaucracy and rents for tenants.
RADIO PROGRAM EXAMINES Y2K PROBLEM
February 17, 1999
American Family Radio, heard in Lawrence on 90.3 FM, will air a two-hour special on the Y2K problem, with the first part at 8:05 p.m. Monday. The second part will air at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. The program, “Understanding the Y2K problem,” also will be aired at 1:05 p.m. March 6 and at 4:05 p.m. March 14. Both of these shows will include both parts of the program.
LHS tops KC Rockhurts in nonleague game
February 17, 1999
Inspired by its coach’s impromptu rendition of the national anthem, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team provided the encore performance, upending Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst, 62-57, on Tuesday night for its second victory in a row and the Lions’ first winning streak of the season.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
Douglas County Commission 6:35 p.m. today * Baldwin Library, 800 Seventh St., Baldwin. County commissioners will discuss the future of Baldwin’s Sixth Street, which city and county officials hope to rebuild soon. The street, which is also Douglas County Road 1055, is in need of repair.
BIRTHS
February 17, 1999
Chris Summer Granger, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Teresa Bundy, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
PROBE OF KHP CRUISER SALES SHIFTS TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY
February 17, 1999
The KBI has wrapped up its investigation of sales of used Highway Patrol cruisers, and has forwarded its report to the Shawnee County district attorney.
BIRTHS
February 17, 1999
Mark and Debbie Williams, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Dan Kelly and Dawn Cavender, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
CHINESE ACROBATS TO APPEAR AT BAKER
February 17, 1999
A Chinese acrobatic troupe that has performed for more than 27 centuries will perform on Baker University’s campus at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rice Auditorium. World renowned for acrobatic skills coupled with comedy and spectacular costumes, the 21 members of Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats have been featured on “That’s Incredible” and “ABC’s Wide World of Sports.”
FINANCING DISTRICT SET FOR DOWNTOWN LOT
February 17, 1999
City taxpayers and downtown property owners will split the cost of a $300,000 project to take away 40 parking spaces from a lot set for reconstruction. During their meeting Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners agreed to create a benefit district to finance the overhaul of a city parking lot along the east side of New Hampshire Street, midway between Eighth and Ninth streets.
QUESTIONS LINGER OVER 900-ACRE ANNEXATION, ADDITION OF 2,000 HOMES DEVELOPMENT PLAN SPLITS LECOMPTON
February 17, 1999
A developer said it would be at least two to three years before “dirt turns” in a proposed development project that could triple the size of Lecompton.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
Seafood and pasta can travel in so many circles. The duo can be the star of a romantic meal for two, or, with its quick preparation time, the dish can be just the ticket for a hungry family on the run. Jennifer Ogden of Lawrence sent the Journal-World her recipe for 2 Cheese Linguini; a flavorful main dish selection with crab and linguini in a creamy cheese sauce. It’s this week’s Recipes from Readers pick. Just for sending us her recipe, she’ll receive $20.
SOUND OFF
February 17, 1999
Is there any radiation danger to children playing on and around electrical transformers that are at ground level? “There are electromagnetic fields around those transformers,” said Mike Heideman, public information officer for Kansas Department of Health and Environment. “But there is no good evidence at this point that indicates any health risk from the electromagnetic field. The primary danger would be the danger of electrocution. Children should never play around electrical equipment.”
RADIO PROGRAM EXAMINES Y2K PROBLEM
February 17, 1999
American Family Radio, heard in Lawrence on 90.3 FM, will air a two-hour special on the Y2K problem, with the first part at 8:05 p.m. Monday. The second part will air at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. The program, “Understanding the Y2K problem,” also will be aired at 1:05 p.m. March 6 and at 4:05 p.m. March 14. Both of these shows will include both parts of the program.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 17, 1999
When using my pressure cooker, is it OK to release the pressure after cooking by tipping the pan on its side and allowing the pressure to escape through the vent pipe? No! Although it is easy to use pressure cookers to save time in the kitchen, we need to respect the “cooking under pressure” method of cookery. Here’s how a pressure cooker works. When water (or any liquid) boils, it produces steam. A tightly sealed pressure cooker traps this steam, which then builds pressure inside the cooker. Under pressure, cooking temperatures can be raised significantly higher than possible under normal conditions. If you are using 10 pounds of pressure, the temperature inside the cooker has raised 28 degrees these higher temperatures cooks food quickly, but can become unsafe if directions for use are not followed correctly.
TEASING TIMES ONLY FOR THE HARDY
February 17, 1999
On Sunday I took advantage of the glorious sunshine and warm temperatures to take a stroll through the yard. I wandered out to my vegetable garden and took a mental snapshot of the place, noting the work that awaits me next month when I begin tilling for spring. Unseasonably warm late winter days are such a tease. When I stooped down to wriggle my fingers through the top few inches of dirt to gauge the moisture in the soil, I caught a whiff of the potent smell of damp earth. The garlic tops are the only dash of green in the garden now but the ground is thawed and spring is clearly just one moon cycle away.
SECONDARY TEACHERS OPPOSE EXPANDING COLLABORATION TIME
February 17, 1999
The issue remains a contentious item during contract negotiations between teachers and the school district.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORT
February 17, 1999
* Police are looking for a 28-year-old man who allegedly broke an acquaintance’s jaw in two places early Wednesday during a game of pool at King Arthur’s, 2228 Iowa. The 28-year-old victim told police the two were playing pool when the acquaintance came at him and punched him in the jaw. The victim and suspect, who is a transient, were kicked out of the bar, police spokesman Matt Sarna said. Police classified the incident on a report as aggravated battery. Sheriff’s report
OZ PROMOTERS SEEK MORE TAX BREAKS
February 17, 1999
The promoters of the planned DeSoto theme park are promising big results to lawmakers while asking for bigger tax breaks.
S 62-57 NONLEAGUE BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER KANSAS CITY (MO.) ROCKHURST.
February 17, 1999
Inspired by its coach’s impromptu rendition of the national anthem, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team provided the encore performance, upending Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst, 62-57, on Tuesday night for its second victory in a row and the Lions’ first winning streak of the season. “Coach (Mark Vancuren) did a great job singing,” LHS junior Bryce McMichael said. “He surprised us all.”