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CRIME STOPPERS TIP RESULTS IN ARREST
February 26, 1999
Members of a crime task force arrested James C. Robinson at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a house in Kansas City, Mo., after a tip to the Lawrence’s Crime Stoppers program. Convicted in 1994 for robbing a pizza delivery driver, Robinson was wanted by authorities for a parole violation dating back to October, Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson said Thursday.
MUELLER TO READ FROM FIRST BOOK
February 26, 1999
Author Daniel Mueller will read from his debut novel, “How Animals Mate,” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borders, 700 N.H. The book is an exploration of love and longing, violence and self-destruction, and comedy and horror in human relationships.
CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATES CONSIDER CURBSIDE RECYCLING
February 26, 1999
By-the-bag trash pickup and a full-time homeless shelter also were among new city services suggested by candidates for Lawrence City Commission.
CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY
February 26, 1999
The second lecture in the Bleeding Kansas series will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Constitution Hall museum in Lecompton. The speaker will be Christopher Phillips of Emporia State University. He will talk about Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in the Civil War.
SPEAKERS OPPOSE PLAN TO TRANSFER SUNFLOWER PLANT
February 26, 1999
The General Services Administration will take written public comment through March 15 on the environmental assessment it did of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
CLINTON DISRESPECT
February 26, 1999
To the editor: Bud Nation’s Feb. 19 letter to the Public Forum regarding past presidential legacies ending with Clinton, was right on target. To build a favorable legacy, that person must have respect for both the Oval Office and Congress while surrounding himself with a credible administration. Clinton has shown no respect for either for six years, while his whole administration has been replaced. History will judge him accordingly. Reagan highly respected both, surrounded himself with a good staff and will go down in history as one of the greatest.
TALENT SCOUT LIMITS HER WORK TO AREA COURTHOUSE FILINGS
February 26, 1999
An Overland Park woman is working her way through law school with the help of America’s best-known judge since Joseph Wapner.
FROM ITS BEGINNING AS A BIBLE STUDY GROUP, CHRIST COMMUNITY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH HAS STEADILY GROWN, AND CHURCH LEADERS ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS TO SPACE CONCERNS UNTIL A PLANNED MOVE TAKES PLACE.
February 26, 1999
Sunday mornings, a group of Christ Community Evangelical Free Church members sit in the basement of the church, eyes glued to a television screen. They aren’t watching the Sunday morning news shows or a golf tournament; they’re watching the Rev. Beau Abernathy, who is upstairs reading from the Bible.
S GIRLS, 28-13, IN THE SECOND HALF ON THE WAY TO A 43-32 VICTORY THAT SPOILED THE LAST HOME BASKETBALL GAME FOR SEVEN FSHS SENIORS.
February 26, 1999
Only so far could the emotion of Senior Night carry the Free State girls basketball players. Halftime, to be specific.
LAWMAKER, LABOR JOIN FIGHT FOR EQUAL PAY
February 26, 1999
A new study says the average working family in Kansas loses more than $3,900 annually because of a pay gap between women and men.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 26, 1999
Despite graduating four starters from last year’s 25-0, Class 4A state championship team, Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team has barely skipped a beat. The No. 2-ranked Chargers enter today’s regular-season finale with a 17-2 record and have already clinched their fifth consecutive Kaw Valley League championship.
VIRGINIA P. BOWMAN
February 26, 1999
Private services are planned in Lawrence for Virginia Pendleton Bowman, 96, Chapel Hill, N.C. Cremation was held. Mrs. Bowman died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her home at Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill, N.C.
CRIME STOPPERS TIP RESULTS IN ARREST
February 26, 1999
Members of a crime task force arrested James C. Robinson at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a house in Kansas City, Mo., after a tip to the Lawrence’s Crime Stoppers program. Convicted in 1994 for robbing a pizza delivery driver, Robinson was wanted by authorities for a parole violation dating to October, Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson said Thursday.
LHS REUNION PLANNERS ASKED TO CALL SCHOOL
February 26, 1999
Planning a class reunion of Lawrence High School class members? Your old school wants to hear from you.
IRS INJUSTICE
February 26, 1999
To the editor: Re: Disability deduction on Internal Revenue Service income taxes
THE PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IS REACHING YOUNGER MEMBERS THROUGH WORD AND SONG.
February 26, 1999
Plymouth Congregational Church members who sleep late on Sunday mornings might think they’ve stepped into the wrong church. Instead of the organ leading the congregation through a time-tested hymn, a four-piece combo with drums and a guitar will be thumping out a jazz or African-American gospel song, parishioners following the words projected on an overhead screen.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
February 26, 1999
In case you missed Thursday’s candidates forum live from the Lawrence Public Library, there’s still hope. Sunflower Cablevision taped the entire two-hour forum, and will show it, on channel 6, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 26, 1999
On Feb. 26, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented on the ongoing efforts to subdue the native population of the Philippines: “There are nine million of the Filipinos. Even at the rate of 500 a day it will take us some little time to exterminate the race.”
DINNER THEATER RESERVATIONS DUE SUNDAY
February 26, 1999
The deadline for reservations for Baldwin City Theatre’s dinner theater performances of “Nunsense” is Sunday. Dinners will be provided for the March 6 and 7 performances at the former Wildcat Cafe building on east U.S. Highway 56. Serving starts at 6 p.m. March 6 and noon March 7.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
February 26, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Lawrence man reported his 1994 Toyota four-wheel-drive truck stolen between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:01 a.m. Thursday, police said. The truck is valued at $15,000 on a police report.
Olathe East girls top Free State with strong second half
February 26, 1999
Only so far could the emotion of Senior Night carry the Free State girls basketball players. Halftime, to be specific.
S LAST TWO GAMES.
February 26, 1999
Paul Pierce, Mike Bibby, Larry Hughes, Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison were some of the big names to leave college early for the NBA Draft last year. Elton Brand, Richard Hamilton, Steve Francis, Mateen Cleaves, Quentin Richardson and Khalid El Amin may make the plunge after this season.
SOUND OFF
February 26, 1999
Who is responsible for cleaning up messes left after automobile accidents? After an accident at 23rd and Naismith, there were grocery sacks and gauze bandages with blood on them around the area. Wrecker companies are responsible for clean-up after automobile accidents. Any debris related to the wreck should have been cleaned up after this particular automobile accident, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
LHS girls edged by Olathe North
February 26, 1999
Olathe North outscored Lawrence High 16-2 in the second quarter and hung on for a 46-43 Sunflower League girls basketball victory over the Lions in Thursdays night’s regular-season finale.
BAKER TO HONOR THREE LAWRENCE LEADERS
February 26, 1999
Banker Jean Milstead will be named Lawrence Business Person of the Year at Baker University’s Partners-in-Progress Breakfast next week. Max Falkenstien and the Rev. Leo Barbee also will be honored at Tuesday morning’s gathering.
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS RAISING FUNDS BY BOWLING
February 26, 1999
Bowl a few lanes and help out a few children. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County is getting ready to hold its eighth annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake March 13. The event raised around $19,000 in 1998, and organizers hope to pull in at least as much this year.
LIVESTOCK LIVENS UP FARMING LESSONS
February 26, 1999
FFA students brought a little piece of the farm to students at local elementary schools.
NURSE AIDE COURSE TO BE OFFERED
February 26, 1999
Neosho County Community College is offering a certified nurse aide course in Lawrence. The course will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, starting Monday and ending March 18, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
JONATHAN HEMPHILL LAWRENCE HIGH SPORT: BOYS SWIMMING. CLASSSENIOR.
February 26, 1999
The week: Jonathan Hemphill capped his stellar prep career by winning the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at the state swimming meet in Manhattan. He finished 1:42.90 in the 200 free and shattered the 500 free mark by nearly four seconds, finishing in 4:35.59. Comment: “It’s a tribute to his work ethic. He set a goal and he went for broke,” LHS swimming coach Pat Grzenda said.
CITY EXTENDS NATATORIUM SCHEDULE
February 26, 1999
Lawrence residents now have more time to splish, splash, dive and swim laps at the Carl Knox Natatorium. The city’s department of parks and recreation has extended hours for recreation and lap swimming at the natatorium at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
LAWRENCE HIGH AND FREE STATE WILL HAVE EIGHT WRESTLERS APIECE AT THE CLASS 6A STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY AND SATURDAY IN WICHITA.
February 26, 1999
Lawrence’s two high schools — Lawrence High and Free State High — will be well represented at the weekend Class 6A state tournament in Wichita. The Lions and Firebirds both qualified eight wrestlers for the two-day event, which will begin today at the Kansas Coliseum.
LAKE CLEANUP HELP WANTED
February 26, 1999
Clinton Lake park officials are looking for help getting the lake ready for summer.
SOUND OFF
February 26, 1999
Regarding the photo Dec. 28 on page 2B in the Journal-World, (which showed) a sheriff deputy using the dog to search for contraband: How often do the police search the local parking lots for contraband and why? Police call on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department drug dog whenever they feel they have a reasonable suspicion that drugs may be concealed on someone’s person or in their property, such as an automobile. In this instance, the driver of the vehicle had been stopped by police and was parking in the parking lot. The police then used the dog to sniff for drugs in the car, city officials said.
DIVERSITY EDUCATION
February 26, 1999
To the editor: This is in response to the “Diversity required” comments of Lande and Lester in the Sunday Journal-World.
GENE BROWNRIGG
February 26, 1999
Services for Gene Brownrigg, 61, Welda, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Welda Cemetery. Mr. Brownrigg died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at his home.
GEORGE STANSELL
February 26, 1999
Services for George Stansell, 73, Harveyville, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Town & Country Christian Church. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Gardens with military honors by Philip Billard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1650. Mr. Stansell died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center.
LOCAL FORENSICS TEAMS FARE WELL IN TOPEKA
February 26, 1999
The Lawrence High School and Free State High School forensics teams recently competed and individual members placed at the Topeka High School Invitational Tournament. Matt Hicks, FSHS, and Mike Yimer and Kristen Wong, LHS, won first in their divisions of the student congress competition. Tanner Stumbaugh, LHS, placed third in his division, and Carrie Wallace and John Ott, FSHS, won other student congress awards.
HOTEL EMPLOYEE A SUSPECT IN SCAM
February 26, 1999
Lawrence police have interviewed a 26-year-old Lawrence Holidome employee believed to have stolen about $8,760 from his employer from Nov. 5 to Feb. 15. The man allegedly filtered guests’ credit card payments out of the Holidome’s accounts and credited his own credit card account, Sgt. George Wheeler of the Lawrence Police Department said Thursday.
OFFICER DEDUCES FAKE ID
February 26, 1999
Police are trained to detect when factors aren’t adding up, but the powers of deduction used in this case might be one for the Lawrence Police history book. While an 18-year-old Kansas University student was making an unrelated report to Lawrence Police via the phone recently, a Teleserve officer somehow determined she had a false ID.
FITNESS CENTER FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL
February 26, 1999
Fire Marshal Rich Barr said the cause of the $1.5 million fire at the Lawrence Athletic Club was traced to a heating unit in the men’s sauna.
SACRAMENTO INKS EX-JAYHAWK POLLARD
February 26, 1999
Former Kansas basketball player Scot Pollard, released last week by the Atlanta Hawks, joined the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. The 6-foot-10 Pollard, Detroit’s first-round selection in the 1998 NBA draft, was traded to Atlanta before the season in a deal involving Christian Laettner.
ORPHA A. THOMA
February 26, 1999
Services for Orpha A. Toma, 81, Perry, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Perry Christian Church. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Thoma died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LEGISLATIVE MESS
February 26, 1999
The Kansas House needs to pull itself together and get serious about the job of lawmaking. Even when things are going smoothly, governing can be a messy process.
ZIP CODE ANSWERS A DIAL TONE AWAY, POSTMASTER SAYS POSTAL SERVICE INITIATES HELP LINE
February 26, 1999
1-800-ASK-USPS is the postal service’s answer to busy phone lines at local post offices.
HOLLYWOOD CUTS HAVE LAWRENCE CONNECTION
February 26, 1999
Relatives have good reason to yearn for Sally Hershberger to perform magic with their hair during the Los Angeles woman’s visits to Lawrence. Hershberger, 39, is hair stylist for Hollywood’s brightest stars — Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Nicole Kidman, Kate Capshaw, Diane Keaton, Cate Blanchett.
LAWRENCE TEACHERS OF THE YEAR HONORED
February 26, 1999
The Lawrence school district bestowed awards on an elementary teacher and a junior high school teacher on Thursday.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 26, 1999
Deciphering who is responsible for maintaining which roads on the outskirts of Lawrence can be confusing. Douglas County, Lawrence and Wakarusa Township share responsibilities for some and carry the burdens of others on their own.
(NO HEADLINE)
February 26, 1999
I’m getting my KU `Hawksmobile ready for the Road to the Final Four. Where and when are this year’s NCAA tournament games for the men’s team? Here’s the rundown for the entire men’s tournament. Keep in mind that “Selection Sunday” — when Kansas finds out if, when and where it will be playing — is March 7:
INDECENT LIBERTIES REPORTED YEARS LATER
February 26, 1999
Lawrence police are investigating a report filed Feb. 8 alleging someone inappropriately touched and fondled a now-12-year-old girl from June 1, 1987, to Dec. 26, 1990. Police classified the case as aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Sgt. George Wheeler of the Lawrence Police Department said he didn’t know why the case was reported nine years later.
KU BAND TO PERFORM AT TEXAS CONVENTION
February 26, 1999
The Kansas University Symphonic Band is among the six university bands that will be performing this week at the College Band Directors National Assn. conference at the University of Texas-Austin. The 66-member band will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Bates Recital Hall on the university’s campus. Robert Foster, director of bands, will be conducting, and David Vining, professor of trombone, will be the soloist.
KU SENIOR A MELLON FELLOWSHIP FINALIST
February 26, 1999
A Kansas University senior is a finalist for a $14,500 Mellon fellowship, an award designed to encourage teaching careers in the humanities. Anna VanCleave, Overland Park, is scheduled to be interviewed today in Chicago by a panel of judges. Winners of the 80 fellowships will be announced in late March by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
DISMISSALS
February 26, 1999
Kathleen Pine and baby boy, Lawrence. Births