Archive for Thursday, February 18, 1999

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SOUND OFF
February 18, 1999
What happened to the investigation into the First Management fire on Tennessee Street? The fire near the Maupin House on Tennessee where some apartments are being built is still under investigation, Fire Marshal Rich Barr said.
ALBERT E. SCOTT
February 18, 1999
Graveside services for Albert E. Scott, 82, Pomona, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Mr. Scott died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
BALDWIN PONDERS STREET VALUE
February 18, 1999
Rebuilding Baldwin’s Sixth Street would mean a safer, drier street but also the removal of a bit of Baldwin history.
CHAMPION BRICKLAYER BUILT BALDWIN STREETS
February 18, 1999
“Lift Baldwin out of the mud” went the 1925 campaign slogan to pave Baldwin’s streets with brick. And having sold the idea, then-Mayor Sam Deel found the man who would make it a reality, seemingly with his own two, inner-tube-wrapped hands.
CHARLEY HAROLD NICHOLS
February 18, 1999
Services for Charley Harold Nichols, 63, Lecompton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton, with military graveside services by the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of Lawrence. Mr. Nichols died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at his home.
COAST GUARD OFFERS SAILING SAFETY CLASS
February 18, 1999
A sailing safety class will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on 12 consecutive Wednesdays beginning next week. Classes will start Feb. 24 and run through May 12. Each session, conducted by members of the Perry Lake Flotilla 31-9, will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd St., Topeka.
COUNTY, BALDWIN PURSUE COOPERATION PLAN
February 18, 1999
County resources and expertise could help Baldwin harness the energy of a unique time, Baldwin City Council members told Douglas County commissioners during a meeting held here Wednesday. Factors including talk of moving U.S. Highway 59 east, the city’s growth and the interest of Baldwin residents have opened the door to bringing in businesses to broaden the city’s tax base.
COUNTY SEEKS DESIGNS FOR SEWER PROJECT
February 18, 1999
The Douglas County Commission Wednesday gave county staff approval to begin negotiating a contract for the design of sewer systems that will open 318 acres northwest of Lawrence to development. To do so, the commission had to waive the county’s purchasing policy and refrain from asking other companies to lobby for the contract.
MOORE CRUNCHES BUDGET NUMBERS
February 18, 1999
Congressman Dennis Moore pushed a Social Security budget measure before 120 people at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
T BE CERTAIN UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR.
February 18, 1999
H.J. Heinz Co. said Wednesday it was closing or selling as many as 20 factories and slashing up to 10 percent of its work force, but it appears the company’s pet food plants in Lawrence and Topeka will be spared. The cuts in Heinz’s global operations will take place over the next four years, the Pittsburgh-based company said, and include selling off its Weight Watchers diet classes. Heinz also will “downsize” at least 10 factories and expand about 15 others to help centralize manufacturing. It’s the company’s second restructuring in two years.
IF YOU BUILD IT …
February 18, 1999
Spurred by favorable weather, strong demand and low mortgage rates, Lawrence builders took out permits for construction of 29 single-family homes during January That’s up 61 percent from 18 a year ago and well above the 10-year average of 20 homes for the month.
HOUSE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO BOOM
February 18, 1999
The housing boom just keeps going and going and going. Defying economists’ predictions and icy weather in the Northeast and Midwest, builders in January started construction on new houses and apartments at the fastest seasonally adjusted pace in 12 years. But a separate report on Wednesday showed manufacturing stayed stuck in the doldrums last month.
KANSAS STATE SLICED A 16-POINT DEFICIT TO FIVE POINTS LATE, BUT THE JAYHAWKS KEPT THEIR COMPOSURE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE GAMES AND STUFFED THE WILDCATS, 62-47, WEDNESDAY AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE. IT S
February 18, 1999
Roy Williams wasn’t waiting to exhale in the closing minutes of Kansas’ 62-47 victory over rival Kansas State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “I will never heap a big sigh of relief after one win,” Williams, KU’s basketball coach, said with a straight face after the Jayhawks held off a late second-half KSU rally to beat the Wildcats for the 15th straight time.
S HEALTH PLAN RECEIVES EXTRA MONEY
February 18, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital board members agreed to give its managed health plan a $400,000 boost in return for 40 shares of preferred stock in the company. The expenditure to the Lawrence Community Health Plan was expected. It was outlined in the hospital’s 1999 budget, approved by board members last year.
KANSAS NETTERS AT ITA TEAM MEET
February 18, 1999
Kansas will meet Mississippi at 9 a.m. today in a first-round match of the ITA National Women’s Indoor Team tennis championships. The Jayhawks earned a spot in the tournament by advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA championships last spring. Kansas, currently ranked No. 17, is one of 16 teams competing. Stanford is defending champion.
COMPOSER CHUCK OWEN TO DIRECT OWN JAZZ WORKS
February 18, 1999
An evening of jazz featuring music composed and arranged by Chuck Owen will be presented by Kansas University’s Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center. Dan Gailey, KU associate professor and director of jazz studies, is director of the 19-piece jazz band. Owen will perform as guest composer-director and Dick Wright, KU’s emeritus professor of music history, will be master of ceremonies.
BIENVENIDOS
February 18, 1999
Restaurant: El Mezcal, 1819 W. 23rd, 832-8775. Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A luncheon menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
S DREAMS TO LIFE
February 18, 1999
Theatre Sans Fil will return Sunday to the Lied Center to perform its unique puppet show “The Dream Catchers.” The show starts at 2 p.m. “The Dream Catchers” was written for the company by children’s author Henriette Major. The story revolves around Melissa, 10, and Jeffrey, 7, who recall their night dreams. Each child then acts his dream with a character that has been evoked.
Hawks top ‘Cats, 62-47
February 18, 1999
Tom Asbury knew about Kansas’ affinity for second-half swoons. So did Asbury’s Kansas State basketball players. “We talked about them showing an inability to protect leads,” Asbury said. “That’s something you focus on. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get over the hump.”
OUR TOWN
February 18, 1999
Umpire Meeting: An orientation meeting for umpires interested in working city adult summer softball leagues is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the Community Building, 115 West 11th. For information, call Bob Stanclift at 832-7922. *
SUNFLOWER STUDENTS STEP BACK IN TIME TO END HISTORY LESSON
February 18, 1999
Sunflower students fool around with history.
WILLIAM FREDERICK STREIB
February 18, 1999
A memorial Mass for William Frederick Streib, 83, Topeka, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa. Mr. Streib died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Brewster Place in Topeka.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
February 18, 1999
Priceline.com says fill ‘er up — online
TOURING TIPS OFFERED DURING CELEBRATION
February 18, 1999
Gil White will visit Kansas University Tuesday to give his presentation called “Europe and the World on 84 cents a Day.” White will lecture and use a slide show to display how he saw 30 countries in four months for under $1,000. He will include tips on accommodation and dining.
CLOSE
February 18, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 9,862.12
CLOSE
February 18, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.32; soybeans, $4.60; milo, $1.58; corn, $1.79. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.63; milo, NA; corn, $1.79. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.32; soybeans, $4.65; milo, $1.58; corn, $1.84.
STOEBENER SERVICES
February 18, 1999
Services for Pearl Rose Brohammer Stoebener, 82, Baldwin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Worden. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Mrs. Stoebener died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
IN 1899
February 18, 1999
On Feb. 18, 1899, the Lawrence Journal stated: “It is to be hoped that the present legislature will take care of the State Historical society. In this library all are interested. The 415 files of Douglas County newspapers in the keeping of the society are of priceless worth to our people. These files contain the history of our country; for the use of the people for all time to come.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM TO PLAY RENAISSANCE FANTASIAS
February 18, 1999
Kansas University’s Instrumental Collegium Musicum will present “Fantasias for February” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Hall’s Swarthout Recital Hall. The concert will include English music from the 16th and 17th centuries, an especially rich period for the composition of instrumental chamber music, according to Paul Laird, KU associate professor of music history and director of the Collegium.
TO KU ARCHEOLOGY STUDENTS
February 18, 1999
A pottery exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology demonstrates the unique partnership between Kansas University and the University of Costa Rica.
HOSPITAL OFFICIALS GET TO HEART OF BILLING GLITCH
February 18, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials aren’t sure how much in lost revenues a computer error cost the hospital, but they are resending bills to former cardiac care patients.
WEATHER THREATS
February 18, 1999
To the editor: Last year, the tornado sirens sounded twice in Lawrence. Both of these times I was on location spotting for the county. On June 29, I hurried back into town from near the Lawrence airport where I had been shooting photographs of the approaching storm, which had just dropped a tornado near Perry Lake. As I approached the EOC on New Hampshire, I was amazed to see dozens of people crowding out of businesses to look up at the approaching storm. These people were metaphorically looking into the headlight of an oncoming train from the middle of the railroad tracks.
BOYLE MATCHES MUSIC WITH MOVIES
February 18, 1999
A Lawrence native heads her own Hollywood music supervisory company.
SOUND OFF
February 18, 1999
What camping facilities are available at Clinton Lake? Dave Rhoades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park manager at Clinton Lake, said that the Corps has several campgrounds. At Bloomington Park on the west side of the lake, there are three campgrounds — Cedar Ridge, Hickory and Walnut. The Corps also has campgrounds at Rock Haven and Woodridge Park.
CONNOR
February 18, 1999
Memorial services for Carole Jane “Poko” Connor, 45, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army. Cremation was held. Ms. Connor died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at her residence.
LOUISE DEDRICK
February 18, 1999
Graveside services for Louise Dedrick, 69, Aurora, Colo., were held Feb. 10 at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond. Mrs. Dedrick died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her home.
S PICKING UP THE PACE
February 18, 1999
A Kansas City blues guitarist and his band are celebrating the release of a new CD.
February 18, 1999
Stepping out of the shadow of the mystery masters, a Wichita novelist learns to play his own tune.
PROMISED FOR PLANNED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPER BANKING ON BALDWIN
February 18, 1999
A builder of custom homes is buying property from Baker University to make way for another 40 “upscale” residences in northern Baldwin.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 18, 1999
Kenny Gregory’s offensive output is a lot like the Kansas weather. If it’s not what you want, just be patient. It’ll improve. After two consecutive gloomy games — both Kansas losses — Gregory shined again Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse with a game-high 19 points as the Jayhawks dumped Kansas State, 62-47.
SHAKESPEARE SENSATION
February 18, 1999
What: “Measure for Measure,” a comedy by William Shakespeare performed by University Theatre. When: 8 p.m. today through Sunday and Tuesday through Feb. 27.
AREA FOSTER PARENTS GIVE MIXED VIEWS ON TAX PLAN
February 18, 1999
A tax-credit is a start but not enough to satisfy the needs of all foster parents in Kansas.
OOPS!
February 18, 1999
Maybe the Kansas House committee should have taken a look at the figures before it endorsed a new state transportation plan. When Kansans picked up their newspapers Wednesday morning and read that the Kansas House Transportation Committee had drafted a transportation plan as big as the governor’s plan but which required no bond financing or tax increases, they probably wondered, “How can they do that?”
S THEATER STATUS
February 18, 1999
The Seem-To-Be Players are giving Laurie Brooks Gollobin’s play, “Devon’s Hurt,” its professional premiere.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 18, 1999
A transplant from Chicago learns to appreciate the subtle beauty of the Kansas landscape. By Jan Biles
FORMER LAWMAKERS BRING D.C. TO KU
February 18, 1999
Two former members of Congress say 2000 will be the year of the woman in national elections.
THE JAYHAWKS WILL FACE NEVADA THIS AFTERNOON IN THE RAWLINGS SPRING TRAINING TOURNAMENT IN PHOENIX.
February 18, 1999
Chad King didn’t appreciate how much he missed baseball until he was forced to watch it. King, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4 senior first baseman from Gainesville, Fla., wrecked his right shoulder when he flipped over a fence going for a foul ball four games into last season. He tried to play — as designated hitter — in five more games before deciding to yield to a medical red-shirt.
FROM THE GOOD EARTH
February 18, 1999
What: “The Talking Pot: Interpreting Ancient Pottery From Costa Rica.” When: Through Aug. 15.
TOURING TIPS OFFERED DURING CELEBRATION
February 18, 1999
Gil White will visit Kansas University Tuesday to give his presentation called “Europe and the World on 84 cents a Day.” White will lecture and use a slide show to display how he saw 30 countries in four months for under $1,000. He will include tips on accommodation and dining.
CONCEALED CARRY
February 18, 1999
To the editor: A concealed weapons law isn’t about people pulling guns on the street or outside bars. It is about the legal ability for all of us to protect ourselves from being victimized in the state of Kansas. People able to qualify for this permit are not the ones to be afraid of. On the contrary, they will be the most trusted and respected citizens because of the qualification process to obtain a permit.
KANSAS NOTES
February 18, 1999
Peeking at the polls: Roy Williams, who steadfastly refuses to read the AP men’s basketball poll, finally took a peek this week. “It’s the first time in 11 years I’ve mentioned the polls to the kids,” Williams, Kansas’ coach, said after the Jayhawks’ 62-47 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night.
BALTIMORE SUN PHOTO
February 18, 1999
Lezlie Carter instructs her class of 6-year-olds in the use of magic words during part of a six-week after-school etiquette course at Davidsonville Elementary School in Maryland. It is one of hundreds of courses around the country offered for children who have had little training in social graces.
CITY EXERCISES OPTIONS ON RECREATION NEEDS
February 18, 1999
New city commissioners will get a chance to shape the future of parks and recreation in Lawrence. 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 final installment focuses on recreation issues.
A BAD IDEA
February 18, 1999
The political pundits should forget about Hillary Clinton; 2000 definitely is not her year. The pundits think they’re onto something.
ANNUAL TAX BREAK URGED FOR KANSAS FOSTER PARENTS
February 18, 1999
Lawmakers ponder a tax credit for foster parents, but the idea isn’t universally endorsed.