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IN 1899
February 25, 1999
On Feb. 25, 1899, the Lawrence Journal reprinted the memorial sermon made by the Rev. Cordley for Alfred C. Alford at his funeral six days earlier in Plymouth Congregational Church. Cordley spoke of Fred Alford “the first of our Kansas boys to fall in battle” and noted his love of learning evident at Lawrence High and at KU from which he had gotten his BA in 1896 and law degree in 1897. Given the delay in mail arriving, Cordley commented: “One of the touching things in connection with this great sorrow which is upon us all today, is that the friends of Lieutenant Alford are still receiving letters from him, and will continue to do so for a month yet. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ARNOLD CLIFFORD ORVEDAL
February 25, 1999
Private family services for Arnold Clifford Orvedal, 87, Lawrence, are planned. His body was donated to the Kansas University Medical Center.
AUGUSTA MATILDA JACKSON
February 25, 1999
Services for Augusta Matilda Jackson, 87, Eudora, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eudora Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TRIO TRICKS SENIOR OUT OF BANKROLL
February 25, 1999
Lawrence police are searching for three men who they say duped a Perry resident out of $14,000 Tuesday.
DAURICE L. LYCAN
February 25, 1999
Private services for Daurice L. “Mike” Lycan, 70, Olathe, are planned. Inurnment will be held later in Holden, Mo. Mr. Lycan died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Olathe Medical Center.
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February 25, 1999
Retail sales growth in Shawnee, Johnson and Jefferson counties continues to outpace that in Douglas County.
DOWNTOWN SHOE STORE CALLS IT QUITS
February 25, 1999
In the end, Sneakers just couldn’t keep up with the malls and the discounters. So the athletic shoe store, after being in business downtown for about 15 years, is closing Saturday. “There’s just not enough business anymore,” said Jeanene Loewenstein, co-owner of the store at 914 Mass.
DLI WANTS CITY TO PAY FOR WATER-LINE UPGRADES
February 25, 1999
Installing fire-fighting sprinkler systems in downtown basements means getting new water lines, and downtown officials want the city to help pay for them.
CANDIDATES FORUM SET FOR TONIGHT AT LIBRARY
February 25, 1999
Eight candidates for Lawrence City Commission are expected to participate in a forum tonight in the auditorium at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited, although seating is limited.
IBP ISSUES GROUND BEEF RECALL
February 25, 1999
IBP Inc., the world’s largest meat processor, recalled 10,000 pounds of wholesale ground beef this month after consumers reported finding what appeared to be small, round glass particles. The 75 percent-lean ground beef involved in the recall was produced at IBP’s Finney County, Kan., plant during one hour of production Jan. 18, the company said. Three IBP customers in Indiana, Ohio and Florida received the meat, but IBP does not have a list of retail outlets that those IBP customers supply.
SOUND OFF
February 25, 1999
How will the environmental services and cleaning be handled at the new jail on Kansas Highway 10? Will it be contracted or handled by county employees? Some portion of it will be handled by inmates, said Craig Weinaug, Douglas County administrator. Because of that, the building will not require as much of a maintenance staff as a normal building that size. The county is in the process of hiring a full-time maintenance manager. Weinaug said it has yet to be decided whether some of the cleaning and other maintenance will be contracted out.
MOBILE LAB ENLISTED IN FIGHT AGAINST METH
February 25, 1999
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has used a new vehicle made in Lawrence on more than 50 methamphetamine raids since Jan. 1.
MORE ON STORY
February 25, 1999
To the editor: I’d like to make some clarification of the Feb. 17 article (page 3B) of my recent trip to El Salvador.
GENTRY SERVICES
February 25, 1999
Memorial services for Matthew Thomas Gentry, 18, Lawrence, have been rescheduled for 4:15 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church. Mr. Gentry died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in Lawrence.
HASKELL MEN, WOMEN TRAVEL TO REGIONALS
February 25, 1999
Haskell’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in the NJCAA Div. II Region Six Tournament this weekend in Salina. Haskell’s women, 23-1, will meet Hesston (8-18) at 2 p.m. Friday at Muir Gymnasium on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan. Central College of McPherson (6-18) will meet Brown Mackie of Salina (7-22) at 4 p.m.
S THERAPEUTIC SIDE
February 25, 1999
A KU professor views his studio time as a lifesaver.
BEAM ME UP!
February 25, 1999
The U.S.S. Stargazer, a Star Trek fan club, will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. For the location or more information about the U.S.S. Stargazer Fan Club, call (913) 451-8503. A Star Trek convention, with featured guests Leonard Nimoy and John Delancie, will be March 13-14 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
OVERSIGHT FORCES DELAY IN PLANNING DECISIONS
February 25, 1999
A mix-up in the Douglas County administrator’s office caused the county commissioners to postpone rulings on two issues before them Wednesday night. Normally when topics have been discussed by the Law-rence-Douglas County Planning Commission, the commissioners re-ceive copies of the minutes from those meetings days in advance of their own meetings.
OFFICIALS SWAP IDEAS ABOUT OTTAWA SCHOOL
February 25, 1999
Ottawa officials meet but find no solution for the future of the old middle school building.
TRIO TRICK SENIOR OUT OF BANKROLL
February 25, 1999
Lawrence police are searching for three men who duped a Perry resident out of $14,000 Tuesday.
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February 25, 1999
Kansas Rugby Foundation will begin the new season on Saturday when the Junior Jayhawks tangle with Shawnee Mission East at Westwick Complex south of Lawrence. Kansas University men and women will debut on March 6 against Nebraska at Westwick. Also scheduled that day are the Kansas RFC against Dallas RFC and the Junior Jayhawks against Kansas City, Mo., Park Hill.
KU FRATERNITY VOTES TO GO ALCOHOL FREE
February 25, 1999
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Kansas University announced Wednesday a decision to implement an alcohol-free policy beginning in 2000. “Fraternities are much like businesses in that they need to adapt and change with the times in order to survive in today’s rapidly changing world,” said Jesse Van Dyke, SAE chapter president.
FOSTER PARENT CHECK PAYMENTS LATE
February 25, 1999
Don’t worry foster parents. The check is in the mail. That’s the news Wednesday from officials for the Farm, an Emporia-based foster-care subcontractor that because of “cash-flow problems” is late getting checks this week to its 315 foster parents statewide, including many in and around Douglas County.
UNITED WAY NAMES ITS NEW DRIVE CHAIR
February 25, 1999
After overcoming setbacks in recent fund-raising campaigns and settling into a new building, the United Way of Douglas County is in better shape this year. That was the message organizers had at the UW’s annual meeting Wednesday at the United Way Center for Human Services, 2518 Ridge Ct.
WRITER MAXINE CLAIR HOSTS READINGCLASS
February 25, 1999
The English department at Kansas University will host a reading and open class today and Friday by writer Maxine Clair, a KU graduate and associate professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Clair’s best known work, “Rattlebone,” is a collection of stories about growing up in Kansas City, Kan. She will read from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today from a work in progress, “A Letter to Vergie,” in the Frontier Room of KU’s Burge Union.
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February 25, 1999
`Rock the Nation’ tour coming to KC Kansas City, Mo. — Rock the Vote, an organization promoting increased civic action among young people, will bring its “Rock the Nation” tour Saturday to the Locus Solus Gallery, 10th and Broadway.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 25, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A video camera and other items valued on a police report at $2,440 were stolen between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 from a residence in the 2400 block of Missouri, police reported Wednesday.
SOME EASY-TO-REMEMBER TIPS FOR PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS
February 25, 1999
City landscape and forestry supervisors have a few tips on planting and maintaining trees.
TURF SPECIALIST KNOWS HOW TO KEEP A LAWN GREEN
February 25, 1999
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s turf management supervisor says proper watering, mowing and fertilizing keep a lawn healthy.
DEVISE A PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT
February 25, 1999
A Lawrence landscape supervisor recommends planning projects beforehand.
MATTER OF HONOR?
February 25, 1999
To the editor: Justice has been satisfied with President Clinton’s acquittal, but Tom Fiedler is ordering Clinton to resign his twice-elected office anyway, citing the example of a Japanese business executive’s concept of “honor.” If it’s “honor” Fiedler wants, then let’s do it the American way! Yes, the same way Andrew Jackson did it when he was caught in a similar situation. It was good enough for Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and it’s good enough for us.
WORKING TOGETHER
February 25, 1999
Joint projects like the school/recreation center planned in northwest Lawrence give taxpayers more benefit for their bucks. This project just makes sense.
S VIEW OF HOMES
February 25, 1999
Sunflower Cablevision soon will give its viewers a chance to look inside some of the most interesting homes in Lawrence. Sunflower is planning to launch a new show, “Home and Away,” that will air locally on the Home & Garden Channel, HGTV, on channel 19, and on Cable Channel 6 later this spring.
SOUND OFF
February 25, 1999
How does one become a mascot at Kansas University? Tryouts for Big Jay or Baby Jay mascots are held in late April. Mascots need to be full-time Kansas University students, and meet the height requirements for one of the suits. To be Baby Jay, a person needs to be 5-foot-2 or less; to be Big Jay, a person needs to be between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2. For more information, contact the KU Spirit Squad Office at (785) 864-3002.
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February 25, 1999
On page 7A on Sunday’s paper, it says the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Why can’t they change it to 1:30 p.m. or 1:45 p.m.? The kids have early dismissal that day. Would they consider changing the time of the parade to 1:30 p.m.? Debra Drummet, director of the annual parade, said she has fielded several questions about the time of the event. Although traffic concerns limit how late the parade can be (the parade crosses the Kansas River bridge), Drummet said organizers are checking to see if it can start at a later time.
CHARTS INQUISITIVE COURSE AN INDEPENDENT FILM TAKES A LOOK AT THE PERSONAL LIFE OF A DIRECTOR KNOWN FOR HIS MONSTER MOVIES.
February 25, 1999
Nearly all of us at one time in our lives have been scared or entertained by one of James Whales’ films: “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” “Showboat,” “The Man in the Iron Mask.” Whales was a movie director at his peak in 1930s Hollywood, and one of the few men of that time courageous enough to openly show his homosexuality.
February 25, 1999
Auditions for “Return to the Forbidden Planet” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. The show is a campy blend of Shakespeare and the ‘50s movie “Forbidden Planet,” which starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen.
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February 25, 1999
When whispers of a potential basketball player transferring to Lawrence High reached Mark Vancuren last summer, the LHS boys basketball coach listened. After all, Vancuren had just graduated all five starters and 12 seniors from the 1997-98 LHS team.
BOOK
February 25, 1999
Former Kansas University professor Harris Stone’s final book is being released with the assistance of his wife and two KU colleagues.
S PROPERTY WINS REZONING OK
February 25, 1999
Sell or save? That’s the question for excess property owned by the Lawrence school district that is next door to a planned elementary school.
ANNUAL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW KICKS OFF SPRING
February 25, 1999
The annual Lawrence Garden and Home Show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds is expected to have about 35 vendors again this year, according to one of the event organizers.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN BY EVAN C. GROSSHANS
February 25, 1999
Domingo fled from the rising rumble. “Jump!” called an elder from an ancient wall. Adrenaline propelled Domingo within reach of a crevice. As the throbbing rolled closer, his stepstone fell to dust. His joints grated, but he heaved himself up as the bulls of Pamplona boiled beneath him. Loss
70S ROCK LEFT OFF
February 25, 1999
The Baldwin-based band’s brand of rebel rock is starting to get booked at area clubs.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 25, 1999
Lynn Pride poured in 28 points in Kansas’ 79-72 women’s basketball victory over Oklahoma State. From Staff and Wire Reports
AUSTIN LEON SANDERS
February 25, 1999
Private graveside services for Austin Leon Sanders, the infant son of Tim and Kalene Sanders, Lawrence, will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Austin was stillborn on Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
BOEING SETS SIGHTS ON BOTTOM LINE
February 25, 1999
A study discovered that more than a fourth of the company’s product investments produce meager returns or losses. From J-W Wire Reports
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February 25, 1999
Not often does the coach of a third-place team earn Coach of the Year honors. That honor was accorded Kansas University’s Gary Kempf, however, after the Jayhawks finished third in the Big 12 Conference swimming and diving championships last week in Austin, Texas.
REIN IN CLINTON
February 25, 1999
To the editor: For a person who did everything short of fleeing to Canada to escape military service Clinton seems to have no qualms about using our military to further his political goals. His eagerness to have bombs dropped and missiles fired on Serbia also is very disturbing.
OUR TOWN
February 25, 1999
Hyler, Sakumura Shine: Ashley Sakumura and Alexandra Hyler of Lawrence Gymnastics Academy finished fourth in Level 5 all-around in their age groups at a meet in Omaha, Neb. In individual events, Sakumura earned two seconds, Jillian Hay a third, Aaryanne Struble a fourth, Kara Kellison two fifths and Hyler a fifth. In Level 6, Mallory West had a second. Other LGA competitors were Aubrey Morris, Jessie Veber and Meredith West. *
LEFFEL HONOREES TO GATHER FOR REUNION
February 25, 1999
KU is celebrating 25 years of campus leadership with a reunion of Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award recipients.
KU COACH ROY WILLIAMS AND ATHLETICS DIRECTOR BOB FREDERICK WILL SUPPORT THEIR SONSNORTH CAROLINA PLAYERS SCOTT WILLIAMS AND BRAD FREDERICKDURING SENIOR NIGHT FESTIVITIES SATURDAY AT THE DEAN D
February 25, 1999
Kansas’ Senior Night is the toughest night of the season for Roy Williams. “I dread it every single year,” Williams, Kansas’ 11th-year men’s basketball coach, said. “It’s an emotional day for me because those kids mean so much to me.”
FUND-RAISER SPRINGS INTO ACTION
February 25, 1999
Signs of spring are starting to show up, including daffodils. The American Cancer Society’s Douglas County Council will be selling hundreds of the yellow flowers in Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora during Daffodil Days to raise money for cancer research and education.
ATTORNEY AWAITS DNA TESTS IN APARTMENT PEEPER CASE
February 25, 1999
A Fairway attorney is waiting for results of DNA testing before filing lawsuits on behalf of 10 Lawrence women he is representing in an apartment peephole case. Peter A. Jouras Jr. said Wednesday that he and others from his office watched as police collected evidence earlier this month from maintenance hallways of Parkway Terrace Apartments, where peepholes allegedly were drilled into walls to gain view of tenants’ bedrooms and bathrooms.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 25, 1999
Before spraining an ankle, being helped to the bench and given a piggy-back ride into Tonganoxie’s locker room after the game, the scene was so different for Andrea Korb. Korb, a freshman, carried Tonganoxie to a 75-63 victory over Kaw Valley League foe Perry-Lecompton on Wednesday.
RE NOT CAREFUL, A PIZZA PARLOR BIRTHDAY PARTY CAN TURN INTO SOMETHING PRETTY CHEESY.
February 25, 1999
So I turned around and there is the 6 1/2-foot-tall mouse. He pats me on the belly as I walk by, giving me the universal gesture of “Hey, Buddy, looks like you’ve been through the buffet line a few too many times.”
KU STUDENTS CREATE SCI-FI FILM
February 25, 1999
Filming for the futuristic movie is expected to begin in mid-March.
OPERA TOUR BRINGS LAWRENCE SINGER HOME
February 25, 1999
A Kansas University alumna will play Lieutenant Pinkerton’s wife in the Puccini opera “Madama Butterfly.”
HARD-ROCK PARTY MUSIC WHO: THEZE GUYZ. WHEN: 9 P.M. FRIDAY.
February 25, 1999
Where: The Laughing Dog Saloon, 1910 Haskell Ave.
FOSTER CARE CONTRACT IRKS GROUP
February 25, 1999
A Wichita agency has learned a building under construction for children will not be used by a foster-care contractor as previously arranged.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 25, 1999
Before spraining her ankle, being helped to the bench and given a piggy-back ride into Tonganoxie’s locker room after the game, the scene was so different for Andrea Korb. It was she, the Chieftains’ freshman, who was carrying the team during Tongie’s 75-63 win against Kaw Valley League foe Perry-Lecompton on Wednesday.
SENIOR RYAN FENDER AND JUNIOR JASON FENDER FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON RANKED NO. 1 AND 2 FOR VICTORIES BY AN LHS WRESTLER.
February 25, 1999
Separated by 19 months, Lawrence High’s Fender brothers possess nearly identical wrestling records. Heading into this weekend’s Class 6A state tournament at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, junior Jason Fender has 31 victories and senior Ryan Fender has 30 to rank 1-2 for the Lions. Both of them placed third at regional last Saturday to advance to state.
PASSION
February 25, 1999
What: “Madama Butterfly,” a Puccini opera performed by New York City Opera National Company. When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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February 25, 1999
Conversation, Coffee and Spirits What: Milton’s Coffee and Wine
S OFFERS UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE
February 25, 1999
The downtown cafe is a popular destination for breakfast, lunch or just drinks.
SHORTS
February 25, 1999
A group of Lawrence High School students last semester learned that a short assignment isn’t the same thing as an easy assignment.
GIVES BIRTH TO A FAN CLUB PHENOMENON.
February 25, 1999
Don’t call them Star Trekkies. They’re Star Trekkers — a term with enough legitimacy that it can now be found in the dictionary. “You can look us up along with all the dirty words,” Dee Dee Weymuth, of Parkville, Mo., said with a laugh.
THREE DETAINED AFTER WRECKING CAR
February 25, 1999
Three men who apparently took a 20-mile joyride from Topeka to Lawrence were being interviewed by police after they wrecked a car on Sixth Street and ran from the vehicle in view of a police officer. Police said the incident began in Topeka, when one of the men asked his girlfriend if he could use the car. Without telling his girlfriend or her parents — the owners of the car — where he was going, he then drove the car to Lawrence with two friends.
BUSINESS KEEPS CENTER BUSY
February 25, 1999
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center assisted nearly 57 percent more clients in 1998 than the previous year.
FUND-RAISING FUN
February 25, 1999
What: Benefit concert for KU Filmworks, featuring music by Creature Comforts and The Counterfeits, a screening of films by Kansas University students, and the Toledo Neurotic Trio, a performance art troupe in the vein of the Jim Rose Circus. When: 8 p.m. Wednesday.
A LIFE DEVOTED TO ART
February 25, 1999
What: “Spaces and Places,” a one-man show by Lawrence artist Nick Vaccaro. When: Through March 5.
LL WORK OUT REZONING ISSUES
February 25, 1999
A developer’s plans for a low-density development near Free State High School were delayed a week, which may give him time to compromise with neighbors who are protesting his rezoning request.
DISMISSALS
February 25, 1999
Brianne Kresyman, Ottawa. Tricia Easum and baby girl, Lawrence.