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PROGRAM HELPS SENIORS LEARN HEALTHY HABITS
February 21, 1999
Personal Actions to Health (PATH), an educational program designed to help seniors develop healthy lifestyles that include exercise and eating healthy, will be offered again beginning Wednesday. PATH is an eight-week program that offers a nutrition education series focused on how to modify and practice new food habits to protect or improve your health; an exercise education series explaining the link between exercise and a variety of common ailments; cooking demonstrations allowing participants to sample new tastes, flexibility and strength-building exercises; and pre/post fitness evaluations.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 21, 1999
The city wants to hire someone to determine the community’s future vision for Parks and Recreation. Commissioners will consider sending out a “request for proposals” to consultants willing to take on responsibility for updating the city’s existing master plan for Parks and Recreation, a plan that formed a basis for spending much of the money generated by a 1-cent countywide sales approved by voters in 1994.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 21, 1999
In 1993, the city hired Paulette & Associates to create a master plan for Parks and Recreation. Cost: $20,000. By the time it was completed in 1994, the plan outlined a list of priority projects for the city, provided it could come up with the money.
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February 21, 1999
What: A free — donations accepted — exhibit of 63 prehistoric reptile and dinosaur specimens, including an adult tyrannosaurus, from the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Where: Crown Center Shops, 2450 Grand Ave.
S WINNING QUALITIES TO GOOD USE THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN.
February 21, 1999
Salvia brings color to the garden from late spring through early fall. It is the perfect choice for planting in the garden if the desired effect is one with pretty, bright and long-lasting flowers. The genus salvia contains at least 900 species and, because it readily cross-pollinates, produces innumerable hybrids — both natural and manmade. The plant can be found on almost every continent in the world. To celebrate this prolific and versatile flower the National Garden Bureau celebrates 1999 as the Year of the Salvia. Salvia is a member of the mint family, labiatae. The plants are easily recognized by their square stems and opposite pairs of leaves, which are usually rather velvety or hairy. One of the more familiar salvias is the perennial common garden sage (Salvia officinalis) and its colorful fragrant variations. The blooms form long spiky stems. Each flower has two parts — a colorful tube (corolla) that projects out from a surrounding “case” (calyx). The tube and collar can be the same color, shades of the same color, or completely different, as in bicolor salvias.
STARTING SALVIA FROM SEED IS EASY WITH RIGHT TIMING AND CONDITIONS
February 21, 1999
When seedlings reach 4 inches, pinch them back to encourage branching.
STATE REGULATIONS KEEP SALES PRECISE
February 21, 1999
Pump, measure, dump and repeat: So goes a day in the life of state employees who make sure gasoline pumps are accurate.
GIRL SCOUTS MAKE TIME FOR THINKING
February 21, 1999
Girl Scouts from around Lawrence will get a little culture on Saturday. Thinking Day 1999, the annual worldwide Girl Scout and Girl Guide event, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kansas Union Ballroom on the Kansas University campus. About 230 participants, fourth- to 12th-graders, from the area will get a chance to “to think about Girl Scouting in other countries.”
CITY SCHEDULES HEARING FOR DOWNTOWN 2000 PROPOSAL
February 21, 1999
Public financing for a downtown development will be open for a public hearing Tuesday night before Lawrence city commissioners.
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February 21, 1999
I live near a local Lawrence public school, and after school hours I walk my dog. There is a public park next to it, which I walk around; then I walk around the school. Are there any rules stated that you can’t walk your dog after school hours on school property? There are no restrictions for walking a dog on school property after school hours, Asst. Supt. Randy Weseman said. However, the dog must be controlled by the owner as city ordinances dictate.
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February 21, 1999
Nevada jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first, then streaked to a 22-4 rout of Kansas University’s baseball team on Saturday in the Rawlings Spring Training Tournament. Nevada scored at least one run in six of the first seven innings, including a four-run first, a five-run fourth and a seven-run seventh.
S 60-50 WIN OVER OKLAHOMA AT NOBLE CENTER.
February 21, 1999
Roy Williams’ 300th coaching victory may rank as Kansas’ most impressive win of the 1998-99 season. “I think it’s a bigger win than the one at Missouri,” Kansas center Eric Chenowith exclaimed Saturday after scoring 24 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking three shots in the Jayhawks’ 60-50 men’s basketball meltdown of red-hot Oklahoma, a team that entered with six consecutive victories.
KOCH CRIME INSTITUTE SPONSORS SEMINAR
February 21, 1999
The Koch Crime Institute is sponsoring a series of national seminars on “Juvenile Deviant Behavior and Youth Violence.” The first seminar will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 8 at the Doubletree Hotel, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park. Presenters for the conference will be Johnny R. Purvis, professor of educational leadership and research at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, director of the Killology Research Group in Jonesboro, Ark.
REQUIREMENT COULD OPEN DOOR FOR INDOCTRINATION
February 21, 1999
The proposal for a new “U.S. Diversity” course requirement for all B.A. and B.G.S. candidates in KU’s College of Liberal Arts has been hotly debated by faculty and students. Here are some reasons why I think the proposal should be defeated: As a teacher of courses on non-Western politics, I have found that students who take my courses only to fulfill the present “Non Western Culture” requirement tend to be uninterested if not resentful, that they often cut class, and end up with low grades. Both I and they would have been happier if they had not been required to take such a course. The same, I believe, will be the case with compulsory diversity courses.
RITES OF SPRING
February 21, 1999
The Lawrence Garden and Home Show will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper. Displays will be set up in Buildings, 21, 1 and 2, and seminars also will be held in the Douglas County extension office auditorium. More information on the show will appear in a special supplement to Thursday’s Journal-World.
KOCH CRIME INSTITUTE SPONSORS SEMINAR
February 21, 1999
The Koch Crime Institute is sponsoring a series of national seminars on “Juvenile Deviant Behavior and Youth Violence.” The first seminar will be held at 8:30 a.m. March 8 at the Doubletree Hotel, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park. Presenters for the conference will be Johnny Purvis, professor of educational leadership and research at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, director of the Killology Research Group in Jonesboro, Ark.
MAXINE GARNETT GILL
February 21, 1999
A memorial service for Maxine Garnett Gill, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tumalo Baptist Church in Bend. A graveside service will be held in early March at Underwood Cemetery in Lawrence, Kan.; the date and time will be announced later. Mrs. Gill died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend after a short illness.
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February 21, 1999
Here are some of this year’s Grammy Award nominees who have performed recently in Lawrence and the categories in which they are nominated: * BR5-49: country performance by a duo or group with vocals
GRAMMY OFFICE MAY LOCATE IN KANSAS CITY
February 21, 1999
The notion that a Grammy branch office might be located in Kansas City is becoming more of a reality, according to David Basse, a Kansas City, Mo., musician. Basse, founder of City Light Orchestra, is head of the recently formed National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) steering committee that is spearheading a membership drive in order to establish support for the office.
MULTIMEDIA WONDER
February 21, 1999
What: “Monsters of Grace,” a digital opera by composer-musician Philip Glass and director-designer Robert Wilson. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday.
SOUND OFF
February 21, 1999
Where can I go for free tax assistance? The IRS has a 24-hour help line at (800) 829-3676.
JURASSIC MYTHS FACE EXTINCTION AT KC EXHIBIT
February 21, 1999
The world’s largest traveling exhibit of prehistoric reptile and dinosaur fossils — direct from Russia — is the biggest thing to hit Kansas City in more than 200 million years.
KANSAS SUBDUED A FEISTY OKLAHOMA SQUAD TO HELP COACH MARIAN WASHINGTON JOIN AN ELITE CLUB WITH HER 500TH CAREER VICTORY.
February 21, 1999
Maybe winning the next 500 games will be easier. “It should be,” Marian Washington said, grinning Saturday night after her 500th victory in 26 seasons as Kansas women’s basketball coach.
WILLA FAYE LUCAS
February 21, 1999
Services for Willa Faye Lucas, 99, Lenexa, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lenexa United Methodist Church, 9138 Caenen Lake Road. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Lucas died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Lakeview Village Retirement Center in Lenexa.
WHO KNOWS BEST?
February 21, 1999
Kansas legislators seem to think they know better than university leaders how important increases in faculty salaries are. Who would you think better understands the financial needs and priorities at state universities? The Kansas Board of Regents or a state legislator?
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February 21, 1999
Results from the Futures Planning Conference come to the Lawrence school board Monday in the way of goals that Supt. Kathleen Williams is asking the board to adopt. Hiring and retaining high-quality staff, along with making schools student-centered systems, community access to schools, collaboration and teamwork, expanding technology, and exploration of resources all made the list.
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February 21, 1999
In a mail ballot scheduled for March, 600 Kansas University faculty members and 100 students who are members of the College Assembly will decide whether to require a course emphasizing U.S. diverse cultures for bachelor of arts and bachelor of general studies students. Here, two KU faculty members make arguments for and against the diversity requirement.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT
February 21, 1999
Here’s a look at major downtown redevelopment projects, their price tags (if available) and main features: Downtown 2000
A NIGHT OF SONG AND DANCE
February 21, 1999
The Grammy Awards will be telecast at 7 p.m. Wednesday on CBS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with Rosie O’Donnell as host. Hip-hop star Lauryn Hill leads the way with 10 nominations, and Shania Twain and Sheryl Crow both have six.
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February 21, 1999
* Hear reports from Lawrence Business/Education Partnerships, Lawrence Schools Foundation, Lawrence Schools Area Council, Curriculum Advisory Council and Lawrence Education Assn. * Hear about the sale of the bonds authorized by voters last November. Because the sale is scheduled for Monday, information about the sale will not be available until that day.
EARLY 20TH-CENTURY MEMORIES INCLUDE NEWSWORTHY EVENTS
February 21, 1999
Warren G. Harding was president the year I was born, just a few months in office, as a matter of fact. Woodrow Wilson was still alive. The Washington Arms Conference took place in that year, 1921, and the Sacco-Vanzetti case was just getting started, and the first Armistice Day was observed. Such facts amaze me a bit as I reflect on all that has happened in the century soon to close up shop. I know there are many people much older than I, something I realize as I think about people I have known at Kansas University. One of them, Mattie Crumrine, a French professor I quite admired, died recently. She was 98.
S STATE TOURNAMENT IN WICHITA.
February 21, 1999
It must have been nice for Free State High’s Chris Wheatley to be on the other side of the injury bug. After sitting out most of the wrestling season with a toe injury, Wheatley won the 160-pound weight class by default during the Class 6A regional wrestling meet Saturday at the FSHS gym.
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February 21, 1999
A study of the erosion problem was done by HNTB Corp. for the Kansas City district of the Army Corps of Engineers. The erosion is threatening to overwhelm existing bank-protection measures and could threaten the Route 1061 bridge. The Corps of Engineers will proceed with a “concept design” for correcting the problem. A final design and construction of erosion-control improvements costing an estimated $850,000 to $1.5 million would require funding from Douglas and Leavenworth counties.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
February 21, 1999
* Proclaim March 1-5 “Primary Care Week,” Monday to Feb. 27 “National TRIO Week” and Jan. 1 “One Day in Peace.” * Approve drinking-establishment licenses for Jack Flanigan’s Bar & Grill (formerly Bleachers), 804 W. 24th; American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth; J.B. Stout’s, 721 Wakarusa, No. 100; and The Pool Room, 925 Iowa.
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February 21, 1999
* Discuss border road policies with Wakarusa Township officials and Lawrence officials. * Discuss proposed improvements to the parking lot of the county public works building.
KU ANNOUNCES BIOSCIENCES FINAL
February 21, 1999
Kansas University has announced the following final examination: * Sewite Negash, molecular biosciences, “The regulation of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPas by phospholamban,” 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4022 Wescoe.
T HIT THE GARDEN
February 21, 1999
Has the Y2K bug taken a bite out of you? With the approaching millennium and the possible computer problems associated with the year 2000, many people believe that catastrophic results will occur, including food shortages, requiring us to be “self-sufficient” in order to survive. This sudden surge in the “self-sufficiency movement” has resulted in many people wanting to grow vegetables that are non-hybrids so they can save their own seeds for survival. Most seed companies indicate which varieties are hybrid (the non-hybrids are usually not identified as such).
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February 21, 1999
Ryan Robertson retrieved the basketball after the final buzzer sounded in Kansas’ 60-50 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday at Noble Center. It’s a special ball — one used in the 300th career victory of KU coach Roy Williams’ career.
STANDINGS.
February 21, 1999
Kelvin Sampson talked like a man in shock. That’s shock in the clinical sense, not the figurative.
MATTHEW THOMAS GENTRY
February 21, 1999
Memorial services for Matthew Thomas Gentry, 18, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He was cremated. Mr. Gentry died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in Lawrence.
WAR AND REMEMBRANCE
February 21, 1999
Professor Richard Schiefelbusch spent about two years in a German POW camp. Editor’s note: The following is the second of three biographies written by fifth-graders in Deerfield School that will appear in the Journal-World. The students put the project together with the help of students in Kansas University professor Flora Wyatt’s Language Arts Methods class.
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February 21, 1999
County commissioners will hear a report on a bank protection study for the Kansas River at the Eudora Bend north of Eudora. There has been severe erosion of the north bank of the river upstream of the Douglas County Road 1061 bridge.
S JONATHAN HEMPHILL WON TWO EVENTS AND SET A STATE MEET SWIMMING RECORD SATURDAY.
February 21, 1999
Every 100 yards Jonathan Hemphill peeked at the Kansas State Natatorium clock during the 500-yard freestyle of the state boys swimming meet on Saturday. When he looked at the clock a final time, an eye-popping 4:35.59 and new state record from lane 4 stared the Lawrence High senior swimmer in the face.
2-21-99BILL MAYER COLUMN
February 21, 1999
They’re doing all sorts of contemporary things on the west side of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium … installation of new media accouterments, skyboxes for the big cigars and cigaresses — a general updating and luxuriating that will make KU competitive with adversarial facilities as nearby as Manhattan. I hope the folks in charge aren’t so focused on modernity that they neglect to perpetuate a shrine of sorts in the “press box” area. That would be the ongoing recognition of the late Don Pierce, the onetime Jayhawk sports publicist who died at the age of only 45 early in 1965.
AREA ARTISTS IN EL DORADO SHOW
February 21, 1999
Five area artists are included in the “Craft: Selections from the Wichita National 1997” exhibit on display through March 12 at Butler County Community College’s Erman B. White Gallery of Art. The artists include Ron Hinton, Lisa Kriner, Lin Stanionis and Gina Westergard, all of Lawrence, and Francis Kite, Baldwin.
FOSTER CARE CONSULTANT UNDER FIRE
February 21, 1999
A former foster care boss says there is no ethical conflict in her new job as a consultant to one of the contractors she used to oversee.
WILLIAMSBURG TEACHER RESIGNS OVER PIG DEATHS
February 21, 1999
A Williamsburg High School teacher has resigned following an investigation into his role in the deaths of two pigs that had been part of a school project for more than a year. Charges had not been filed as of Friday against the 24-year-old teacher at the school southwest of Ottawa. His resignation was submitted Thursday to the school board.
BIRTHS
February 21, 1999
Karen and Gary Tippett, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
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February 21, 1999
Williams is eager to get goals from the Futures Planning Conference into place and to keep up the level of enthusiasm generated among participants. The 100 community and school members who participated in the conference stated that the goals would “chart the course for the educational future of Lawrence public schools and its students.”
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February 21, 1999
Regional champions Brian Harris and Brett Becker will lead Eudora High’s wrestlers into next weekend’s Class 4A state meet in Wichita. Harris defeated Kansas City Sumner’s Genesis Dominguez, 6-4, in the 135-pound final of the regional at Ottawa High School on Saturday. Becker nipped Kansas City Ward’s Gerardo Robles, 7-6, in the 140-pound final.
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February 21, 1999
Haskell’s women’s basketball team has enjoyed the home court so much this season, it decided to stay a little longer Saturday. It was a struggle for the Fightin’ Indians, who recently have annihilated teams at home, but they completed their perfect (10-0) run at Coffin Sports Complex with a 45-44 overtime victory against Brown Mackie.
COMRADES IN ARTS LAWRENCE SCULPTOR TO PRESENT D-DAY PIECE TO DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG
February 21, 1999
Jim Brothers and Steven Spielberg work in different art forms, but they display a similar drive when representing the reality of World War II.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
February 21, 1999
* Lawrence police arrested a 32-year-old Lawrence man on a probable cause warrant for aggravated indecent liberties. He was booked at 7:38 a.m. Saturday into Douglas County Jail. He was released at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 3 p.m. March 2. * Miller Mart, 1900 Haskell, reported that a total of $1,136 was embezzled from the business sometime between Jan. 5 and Jan. 22. No additional information about the case was available Saturday night.
FACES AND PLACES
February 21, 1999
Bradley R. Johnson has been named vice president and commercial lending manager at Commerce Bank, Lawrence. He will oversee the commercial loan portfolio and business development and will provide service to current commercial lending customers. Johnson, who has 10 years of commercial lending experience, previously was with Mercantile Bank in Lawrence. *
COMPOSER TO DIRECT KU BANDS IN CONCERT
February 21, 1999
A joint concert by the University Band and Concert Band at Kansas University will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lied Center. Naoya Takizawa, a Tokyo doctoral student, will conduct the University Band; the Concert Band will be conducted by Thomas M. Stidham, KU associate director of bands. Composer David R. Holsinger will be the guest conductor for both ensembles.
FACES AND PLACES
February 21, 1999
Brandy L. Sutton of Pendleton & Sutton, Attorneys at Law, LLC, of Lawrence, has obtained membership in the Commercial Law League of America. *
TAPS INTO ALL SENSES
February 21, 1999
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson mix three-dimensional film and live music to create a multisensory digital opera.