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SM South girls cruise to victory over LHS
February 19, 1999
Shawnee Mission South proved worthy of its No. 4-ranking in Class 6A. The Raiders ravaged Lawrence High inside the paint en route to a 76-51 Sunflower League girls basketball victory at LHS Thursday night.
Kansas Corporation Commission
February 19, 1999
The Kansas Corporation Commission should allow Western Resources and Kansas City Power and Light Co. to merge, but should cut consumers’ rates and enact other restrictions, KCC staff proposed Thursday. Western Resources suggested the restrictions proposed by the KCC staff would scuttle the merger.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 19, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported that an apartment was broken into between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of West 26th Street. A Symphonic video cassette recorder, a Memorex compact disc player and several other items, worth a total of $2,350, were reported stolen.
BRYCE MCMICHAEL, LAWRENCE HIGH CLASS: JUNIOR. SPORT: BOYS BASKETBALL.
February 19, 1999
The week: Bryce McMichael scored the game-winning basket with five seconds left in a 58-55 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest and produced a season-high 21 points in a 62-57 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst. In the two games, McMichael shot 77 percent from the field (10-for-13) and 90 percent from the line (9-for-10). Comment: “He’s gaining more and more confidence every game,” LHS coach Mark Vancuren said.
GORDON L. GORRELL
February 19, 1999
Memorial services for Gordon L. Gorrell, 77, Centerville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Centerville Community Church. Cremation was held. Mr. Gorrell died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at the Country View Nursing Home, Prescott.
SOUND OFF
February 19, 1999
How many gravel roads are newly paved each year in Douglas County? “It’s really pretty rare that a gravel road gets paved,” said Keith Browning, county director of public works. There is no quota for a certain number each year. Gravel roads with traffic of 200 or more cars a day are candidates. The last one Browning remembers the county paving was County Road 1029 between County Road 442 and U.S. Highway 40, done in 1995. Wakarusa Township paved North 1100 Road last year from County Road 1055 east one mile. The county plans to pave Noria Road (East 1750 Road) from North 1500 Road a half mile south to the railroad tracks this year.
FACULTY PAY TAKES HIT AT CAPITOL
February 19, 1999
The $2.5 million special fund for faculty salaries sought by Gov. Bill Graves didn’t win a House committee’s approval.
CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM SEEKS INFORMATION ON DUO
February 19, 1999
People who know the whereabouts of Gerald Edward Hadl and Michael S. Wycoff could be $100 richer if they let Crime Stoppers know and the information leads to the men’s arrests. Hadl, 39, is wanted for a state parole violation and assault on a Shawnee County correctional officer. The 6-foot-1 man, who weighs about 190 pounds, violated his September 1995 parole, Crime Stoppers coordinator David Anderson said.
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February 19, 1999
Kansas University managed just eight hits and stranded 14 runners in a 10-1 loss to Nevada in the first round of the Rawlings Spring Training baseball tournament on Thursday at Municipal Stadium. “We had a lot of opportunities today,” KU coach Bobby Randall said. “We just never cashed in on them. We left way too many runners on base. That’s something we can’t do and expect to win.”
KU STUDENT NUMBERS UP
February 19, 1999
Spring enrollment at Kansas University increased less than 1 percent over last year’s total to nearly 26,300, officials said Thursday. KU enrollment on the 20th day of classes was 26,297, an 83-student or 0.3 percent increase from spring 1998.
KU STUDENTS TO HOLD MEDICAL CENTER EXHIBIT
February 19, 1999
Kansas University School of Architecture and Urban Design students demonstrate what they believe is the best medicine for an area near the KU Medical Center. The students will hold an exhibition from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the KU Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. Projects focusing on how to make the Rosedale community better will be on display in the Hixson Atrium. A mulitmedia presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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February 19, 1999
Kansas University has removed North Texas from its 1999 football schedule and added Cal State Northridge, an NCAA Div. I-AA school. Cal State Northridge will be the Jayhawks’ opponent in the season opener on Sept. 11 at refurbished Memorial Stadium.
KU SCALES BACK REQUEST FOR SUNFLOWER ACREAGE
February 19, 1999
KU put the brakes on a proposal to pick up 1,700 acres in Johnson County that developers want for a theme park.
ALLEGED KIDNAPPER IN LOCAL CUSTODY
February 19, 1999
A reported October kidnapping and rape goes to court next month.
SOUTHWEST DROPS TWO
February 19, 1999
Olathe Frontier Trail stopped Southwest, 60-40, in eighth grade boys basketball on Thursday. Brian Seymour scored 14 points and Nick Giannakis 11 for Southwest, 6-7. Southwest lost the B-game, 45-23. The B-team is 7-6. Central takes third
NEW COUNTY GROUP AIMS TO HELP FOSTER CHILDREN
February 19, 1999
The newly formed Douglas County Friends of Children in Foster Care Foundation wants to ease foster children’s stress and sense of dislocation.
SOUND OFF
February 19, 1999
Where can you get tickets for the Miss Lawrence competition? The Miss Lawrence Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Free State High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for those under age 18. The tickets are available at the Sizzors salon, 910 Ky.; Bud Jennings Carpets, 25th and Iowa; and at the door.
HIRD
February 19, 1999
Graveside services for Otis “Gene” Hird, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Hird died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at his home.
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February 19, 1999
Ottawa High cruised on Saturday to its second consecutive Huron League wrestling championship. The Cyclones went 5-0 at the league meet with their closest dual a 41-36 victory over Atchison. Still, OHS would rather deliver this weekend with state berths on the line.
PATRICIA A. HAYES
February 19, 1999
Graveside services for Patricia A. Hayes, 57, Lawrence, Kan., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memory Gardens. Mrs. Hayes died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.
REGENTS SHY AWAY FROM BACKING PLAN
February 19, 1999
The governor’s higher education reform legislation failed to gain public endorsement by the Kansas Board of Regents.
PLEA HEARING IN CHILD PORN CASE TODAY
February 19, 1999
A plea hearing for convicted child pornographer Christopher J. Saemisch, 41, is scheduled today in Douglas County District Court. The hearing is set for 4 p.m. in Judge Michael Malone’s courtroom.
STATE TO CONDUCT MEETING FOR SALLIE MAE EMPLOYEES
February 19, 1999
The state has planned a “rapid response” meeting Monday to provide jobs information for employees affected by impending layoffs at Sallie Mae in Lawrence. The company, which employs about 500 people at two locations in the city, said late last month that it would cut 125 jobs by September and close its office at 110 McDonald Dr.
PLANS WIN RAVE REVIEWS
February 19, 1999
Plans to renovate a downtown movie theater into an Urban Outfitters store won rave reviews Thursday night from historic preservation officials. The Philadelphia-based retailer of hipster clothing and housewares got the OK for its plans to overhaul and occupy the former Varsity Theater, 1015 Mass.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
February 19, 1999
Curtis Hollis, 29, Lawrence, and Jeanne Harper, 28, Lawrence. Christopher S. Roberts, 19, Lecompton, and Erin Dorsson, 21, Lecompton.
T FACE SEXUAL-BATTERY CHARGES
February 19, 1999
Reno County authorities don’t plan to file charges against four male sheriff’s deputy recruits who were in a vehicle with a female recruit who alleged she had been sexually battered. Reno County Attorney Tim Chambers said Wednesday that he didn’t believe the evidence in the case warranted prosecution.
CWA ARGUES AGAINST MCI-SPRINT MERGER
February 19, 1999
J-W Wire Reports New York — The Communications Workers of America on Friday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to block MCI WorldCom Inc.’s proposed acquisition of long-distance phone rival Sprint Corp., saying the combination would cause job cuts and harm competition.
LOCAL COMMODITIES
February 19, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; soybeans, $4.75; milo, $1.63; corn, $1.86. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.78; milo, NA; corn, $1.86. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; soybeans, $4.80; milo, $1.63; corn, $1.91.
DAILY TICKER
February 19, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,219.52
PANEL OKS OZ TAX BREAKS
February 19, 1999
A plan to increase tax breaks for the Wonderful World of Oz theme park was approved Thursday by a panel of the Kansas House. The bill, which would dedicate sales taxes generated at the proposed park and resort to paying off development costs, received the backing of the House Economic Development Committee on a unanimous voice vote.
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February 19, 1999
Sometimes leaders show their mettle on offense, and sometimes they display it with floor burns. Haskell’s Robin Shield led her team with 28 points Thursday night, but it was her relentless dives for loose balls that pushed the Fightin’ Indians past Redlands Community College, 75-60. The win improved Haskell’s women’s basketball team to 22-1.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM TO PLAY IN FLORIDA
February 19, 1999
Kansas will meet Tennessee at 11 a.m. today in a first-round game of the USF-Gladstones softball tournament. At 1 p.m., the Jayhawks will meet Miami of Ohio. On Saturday, KU will meet Georgia Tech at 9 a.m. and South Florida at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the Jayhawks will tangle with Notre Dame at 10 a.m.
KENNETH D. JONES
February 19, 1999
Private inurnment services for Kenneth D. Jones, 86, Lawrence, are planned and will be held at Hardy Oaks Cemetery north of Lawrence. Mr. Jones died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PROGRESS DEPENDS ON CITY GO-AHEAD ATHLETIC CLUB OWNER SAYS WING WILL REOPEN SOON
February 19, 1999
The owner of the Lawrence Athletic Club hopes to be able to reopen the portion of his fitness center not destroyed by a fire in about three to four weeks.
SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH LED 46-25 AT HALFTIME AND CRUISED TO A SUNFLOWER LEAGUE GIRLS BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER LAWRENCE HIGH.
February 19, 1999
Shawnee Mission South proved worthy of its No. 4-ranking in Class 6A. The Raiders ravaged Lawrence High inside the paint en route to a 76-51 Sunflower League girls basketball victory at LHS Thursday night.
RESIDENT MAKES BIRTHDAY STATEMENT BY ATTEMPTING TO WALK HIS AGE
February 19, 1999
A 62-year-old Lawrence resident celebrated his birthday by attempting to walk home from 62 miles down the road.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 19, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported that an apartment was broken into between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of West 26th Street. A Symphonic video cassette recorder, a Memorex compact disc player and several other items, worth a total of $2,350, were reported stolen.
LAWRENCE MEETS SACAGAWEA COINS
February 19, 1999
In the past two weeks, a discount store has distributed thousands of the new gold dollars. Most people like them.
Olathe South girls win Sunflower title with victory over Free State
February 19, 1999
Senior Larissa Walker returned to the Free State girls basketball lineup after sitting out two games with a sprained knee, but it wasn’t enough for the Firebirds to hold off Olathe South. O-South clinched at least a share of the Sunflower League title with a 62-23 victory over FSHS on Thursday.
S BASKETBALL TEAM.
February 19, 1999
Something had been missing from Kenny Gregory’s repertoire the past three games. Something besides the obvious points, rebounds and slam dunks.
BENEFIT FOR LMH A HOT TICKET
February 19, 1999
Instead of turning people away, organizers of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. Hearts of Gold Ball improvised when faced with 200 more attendees than expected.
BERT NASH DEBUTS THERAPY PROGRAM TARGETING JUVENILES
February 19, 1999
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center representatives met with other child advocates Thursday to unveil a new juvenile crime prevention program.
DUSTIN L. HASVOLD
February 19, 1999
Services for Dustin L. Hasvold, 16, Berryton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hasvold died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at his home.
T BE KNOWN YET WHAT THE THEME PARK MIGHT MEAN FOR CLEARVIEW CITY.
February 19, 1999
“Dark, fearsome things lurk in the Haunted Forest. Perpetual night blankets this realm; strange lights flicker in the gloom. This thrilling area is designed for teens and other brave souls.” — Description from a Wonderful World of Oz Inc. promotional brochure.
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February 19, 1999
Senior Larissa Walker returned to the Free State girls basketball lineup after sitting out two games with a sprained knee, but it wasn’t enough for the Firebirds to hold off Olathe South. O-South clinched at least a share of the Sunflower League title with a 62-23 victory over FSHS on Thursday.
LOCAL CHRISTIANS TO MARK SEASON WITH STUDYREFLECTION
February 19, 1999
Lent is more than a season of denial and sacrifice, local clergy say.
SOUND OFF
February 19, 1999
I’ve heard a rumor that President Clinton dropped out of Stanford. Is that true? According to the official White House Internet Web site (www.whitehouse.gov), a biography on President Clinton makes no mention of Stanford University.
ALCOHOL ISSUES DOMINATE CAMPUS MEETING AT KU
February 19, 1999
The chancellor and the student body president spoke at a “town meeting” on the campus.
STUDENTS SOLICIT FUNDS FOR AGENCY
February 19, 1999
Habitat for Humanity volunteers usually are called on to pick up hammers and nails. On Thursday, a group of student volunteers picked up the telephone to help the local housing group. Students from Bishop Seabury Academy spent two hours Thursday soliciting donations from Lawrence residents on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. It’s part of Homefest ‘99, a campaign to raise money for new homes for low-income families.
BIRTHS
February 19, 1999
Keith and Karen Braman, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
KU ANNOUNCES FINAL EXAM DATES
February 19, 1999
Kansas University has announced the following final examinations: * Christine L. Cameron, psychology, “Coping and Adjustment to Colorectal Cancer,” noon, March 10, 423A Fraser
SHAKESPEARE GETS REFRESHING TWIST
February 19, 1999
Paul Meier, Dennis Christilles, Casey Kearns and the cast of University Theatre’s “Measure to Measure” are taking a familiar, traditional Shakespearean play and spinning it on its ear. The result is a 2 1/2-hour production that’s highly innovative and most refreshing.
IN 1899
February 19, 1999
On Feb. 19, 1899, The Lawrence Journal commented: “The other states may just as well acknowledge it; there is no need for any troops in the Philippines save those that have been furnished by Kansas. Other regiments may as well be mustered out. Our boys have their bluff in on the Filipinos, and it will go anywhere on the islands.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum