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M ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
January 4, 1999
As a sophomore and junior, Ryan Robertson used to set up Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce for easy baskets. Now as a senior and a major scoring threat himself on Kansas University’s basketball team, Robertson is recipient of dishes from freshman point guard Jeff Boschee.
TWO RAPES REPORTED DURING THE WEEKEND
January 4, 1999
Lawrence police were investigating two rapes reported during the holiday weekend. In the first incident, a 20-year-old Lawrence woman told police she was raped between 2:45 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. Friday in an apartment in the 400 block of Graystone.
SOUND OFF
January 4, 1999
Could you provide a list of how to contact city staff people, including at home? Gayle Martin, the city’s communications coordinator, said most city staff members can be reached at city hall, 832-3000.
MARINA RECOVERING FROM LATEST DISASTER
January 4, 1999
The Lake Perry marina is a busy place this winter as workers repair damage done by a June tornado.
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS MAY NEED GUIDANCE TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE MAZE OF SERVICES. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 4, 1999
Every parent is special; so is every child. For most parents, hearing that their child is special simply means that their child is unique — unlike other children in her class because of her interests or sense of humor. For a parent of a child with a disability this word “special” is an introduction to a whole new world — the world of “special needs.” It is a world filled with new language, such as “special education” or “in-home supports,” and new people — case managers, therapists and more specialists than one would think existed. As each child is unique so is his or her disability. It is often hard to find an exact diagnosis.
99 RIGHT ON SCHEDULE
January 4, 1999
The first baby born in 1999 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital arrived Saturday afternoon, a few hours after his mother — not expecting to deliver that day — went shopping.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 4, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A cordless drill, belt sander and other items valued on a police report at $2,484 were stolen between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday from Whelan’s Contractor’s Supply, 1516 W. Sixth.
DEPUTY INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON SLICK COUNTY ROAD
January 4, 1999
A slick county road was blamed for an accident in which a sheriff’s deputy was injured after a patrol car slid into a ditch.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FOOTBALL TEAM
January 4, 1999
The undefeated. The West Junior High eighth-grade football team gathers to celebrate its successful season. The team was coached by Fred Fergus and Jeff Harkin. Back row, from left, are Blake Overman, Nathan Billings, Josh Davis, Cole Douglas, Mark Case and Tyler Morgan; middle row, Will Malcolm, Nick Green, Caleb Harvey, Kyle Unruh and Ryan Ellis; and front row, Nick Altieri, Josh Gaston, Tyler Blankenship, Adam Bellinder and ballboy Matt Green. Not pictured are Chris Heath and manager Mandy Ogunnowa. The photo was submitted by Beverly Morgan, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
ELMA NOTTINGHAM OBITUARY
January 4, 1999
ELMA NOTTINGHAM Colorado Springs, Colo. — Memorial services for Elma G. Nottingham, 88, Colorado Springs, were Monday at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Colorado Springs.
USB MAY BE SCANNER CHOICE
January 4, 1999
Which is better: a USB, SCSI, or printer port scanner? Neither one is better. It all depends on your needs.
ELECTIVE ADVENTURERS
January 4, 1999
Why not require people such as wealthy balloonists to pay for rescue efforts when they get involved in personal projects? Columnist Dave Barry in his recent summary of the year’s events noted that once again a group of “rich guys” had decided to try to circumnavigate the globe in a hot-air balloon. He understandably reasoned that such people will doubtless try it again and again until somebody succeeds.
DOZENS OF LAWRENCE RESIDENTS CAN THANK ALFRED GRAMMER FOR THEIR BASEMENTS.
January 4, 1999
Alfred Grammer has found his share of buried treasure during the last 47 years, but it’s hard to be delicate when digging with a 10-ton shovel. Grammer, a heavy-equipment operator for Dunbar Trucking & Excavating Inc. since 1978, first got behind the wheel — or levers, to be exact — of a track loader in 1952. In the meantime, he’s dug hundreds of basements, graded scores of yards, helped Lawrence dig out from the 1951 flood and cleared paths through the aftermath of deadly tornados.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 4, 1999
A year has passed. One year since that last New Year’s resolution. But it’s that time again when individuals across the country will declare that this year they will change one aspect of their life. So what is your New Year’s resolution?
COMMISSIONER VOWS ACTION ON LAKE REPAIR
January 4, 1999
A county commissioner wants to get the ball rolling on repairs to the spillway at Lone Star Lake.
BIRTHS
January 4, 1999
Darci and Joachim Osther, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
LAWRENCE PARKS AND REC.
January 4, 1999
Walk-in enrollment for Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department winter and spring classes continues this week at South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass., and runs through the first day of classes. Most winter classes begin Jan. 18. The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 11-15. The winter-spring activities brochures are available at all city recreation centers, the Lawrence Public Library and city hall. Here is a list of significant dates and activities:
IN 1899
January 4, 1999
On Jan. 4, 1899, the Lawrence World noted: “The university opened yesterday. The students are not all back yet but they are coming by the train load.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
MORE FUN WITH PHONES
January 4, 1999
My daughter flew down from Ann Arbor for Christmas and, in the course of a pleasant visit, came across my last Journal-World confession of telephone misdemeanors on both sides of the Atlantic. “You didn’t write about the California timeshare call or the Metropolitan Opera one,” she said. I hadn’t realized she’d been logging my conversations with strangers during the years she was growing up. But her comment reminded me of the positive aspects of engaging strangers in creative telephone games. Sometimes, if the mood is on me, I try to seduce telephone solicitors into long conversations. Now, I know people who set the receiver down shortly after the sales pitch begins and go off to do other things, leaving the caller praising his aluminum siding into a listenerless telephone. I think that’s cruel.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 4, 1999
* The following incorporation was filed recently in Douglas County: Custom Made Designs Inc., 3112 Flint Drive.