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AGING PROGRAMS AND A LACK OF NEW HIT SHOWS HAVE NETWORKS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BOOST RATINGS.
January 7, 1999
Network TV lost substantial viewers this fall. Ratings eroded due to increased cable competition and a series of financial and programming mistakes that have trapped networks in a vortex of fading overpriced hits, look-alike new shows and a growing dependency on cheaper reality-based programs.
FIRM TAKES WRAP OFF DOWNTOWN BUILDING PLANS
January 7, 1999
Retail shops, professional offices, rooftop terraces and a clock tower are proposed to replace a former Mercantile Bank drive-through at the north end of Massachusetts Street.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 7, 1999
Are there plans to put another stop sign as you go to and from on the one-way street that goes from Iowa to Ninth Street, between the Citgo and Phillips gas stations? There are so many people who go the wrong way. “There are no plans to install a stop sign on old Ninth Street at Iowa Street,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “This would confuse drivers by indicating that they could go westbound even though the street is one-way eastbound. It could also increase the number of vehicles going the wrong way on the street.”
BRETT LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION
January 7, 1999
As an 8-year-old thrilled to be attending his first Kansas City baseball game in 1977, I soon realized how popular Royals third baseman George Brett was. I and my fellow Little Leaguers sat in the left-field bleachers and arrived early enough to watch batting practice. Before the game, fans dropped baseballs, shirts and any other item with enough room for an autograph to players hanging out on the warning track.
SHINDELL HAS NOTHING TO CRY ABOUT
January 7, 1999
The New York singer-songwriter began his musical career later than most — at age 27.
CIVIC CHOIR SLATES REGISTRATION
January 7, 1999
Registration for new and returning members of the Lawrence Civic Choir will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont. A rehearsal will follow at 7:30 p.m. Rob Reid is director. Jan Bays is accompanist.
S FOUR FREE THROWS IN THE FINAL MINUTE HELPED KANSAS PULL OUT A 66-62 WIN AT BAYLOR.
January 7, 1999
Eric Chenowith toed the free-throw line with :41.1 seconds left Wednesday, Kansas nursing a three-point lead against Baylor. Swish. Swish.
MOORE TAKES OATH AS NEW CONGRESSMAN
January 7, 1999
Dennis Moore swore allegiance to the United States and became the sole Democrat in Kansas’ six-member congressional delegation.
GRAVES ROLLS OUT TRANSIT PLAN
January 7, 1999
Gov. Graves’ plan would spend $10.68 billion during the life of the eight-year highway proposal, an average of $1.335 billion per year.
TOPEKA ARTISTS DISPLAY DIVERGENT VISIONS OF KANSAS
January 7, 1999
“Harmonizing Styles” features landscape paintings by two Topeka Art Guild members.
EX-CITY CLERK IN BALDWIN GETS PROBATION
January 7, 1999
Penni Porter, convicted in an embezzlement case, could spend 30 days in jail if she decides not to help officials sort out financial records.
FROM FIRST GRADE
January 7, 1999
Schwegler School’s canine friend is leaving school Friday for a different kind of education.
JURY CONVICTS EUDORA TEEN IN FATAL CRASH
January 7, 1999
Witnesses for the prosecution and defense differed greatly on how fast a Eudora teen-ager was driving when the car rolled over, killing a 16-year-old girl a year ago.
CONSERVATIVE ROUTE
January 7, 1999
The transportation plan proposed Wednesday by Gov. Bill Graves isn’t a luxury accommodation. The new state transportation program presented by Gov. Bill Graves is the largest such package ever proposed in the state — but many Kansans may believe it isn’t big enough.
IN 1899
January 7, 1999
On Jan. 7, 1899, the Lawrence World reported: “The cold weather continues. Ice harvesting is all the rage now and hundreds of men are finding employment.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 7, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * Speakers and other items valued at $2,298 were reported stolen between 7:18 a.m. and 7:24 a.m. Tuesday from Pro Sound, 500 E. 23rd. According to police reports, someone threw a brick through a window of the store and grabbed items near the front of the business. Among the missing items are eight speakers, a remote vehicle alarm, car cassette players and Sony compact disc players.
CHURCH OFFERS WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC
January 7, 1999
Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship will hold an informational meeting for the Weigh Down workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday at the fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Dr. Weigh Down is a 12-week Bible-based weight loss program with no special foods or food lists. The focus is on the natural, internal hunger mechanism instead of exercise or counting calories or fat grams.
DISMISSALS
January 7, 1999
Shawna Gannaway and baby girl, Lawrence. Births
KINSEY BROTHERS REPORT FOR MUSICAL DUTY
January 7, 1999
The brothers have been performing together since childhood, when they fell under the influence of their blues-singing father, Big Daddy Kinsey.
OUR TOWN
January 7, 1999
City Golfer Wins in Florida: Charlie Santaularia, a sophomore at Free State High, won the Innisbrook Junior golf championship last weekend at Hawks Run GC in Palm Harbor, Fla. Santaularia shot 72-74-75—221 and won by a stroke over Adam Carlucci of Franklin, Mass. Nearly 70 golfers ages 15 to 19 competed. The Innisbrook meet was the seventh on the Future Collegians World Tour. *
BAYLOR RALLIED AROUND THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE OF LEADING SCORER TEVIS STUKES TO THROW A SCARE INTO 18TH-RANKED KANSAS.
January 7, 1999
Maybe Baylor really is better off without Tevis Stukes. Stukes, Baylor’s leading scorer through the first 14 games, abruptly quit the team this week, just as the Bears were preparing to face 18th-ranked Kansas.
NEW YEAR BRINGS BELATED CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO RURAL FAMILY
January 7, 1999
Just before Christmas, Chuck and Dianna Orona lost $250 of lumber meant for a Christmas present. On New Year’s Day, it was found. The Oronas were driving home with lumber to build two new stalls in their barn on Dec. 22. On a gravel road near their home, North 1500 Road, half the lumber slipped off the trailer. They unhitched the trailer at their home on North 1550 Road and drove back their down their route, just 15 minutes later. The lumber was gone. The stalls for their horses J.J. and Tigger, a Christmas present for Mrs. Orona, were delayed.
BARN DANCE SLATED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON
January 7, 1999
A Lawrence Family Barn Dance will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth. The Plaid Family will present a short concert and then join caller Jill Allen for the traditional dance.
LAWRENCE HIGH WILL TRY TO IMPROVE TO 3-0 IN LEAGUE PLAY WHILE FREE STATE HOPES TO PUSH ITS RECORD TO 2-0 TONIGHT.
January 7, 1999
For the first time in the brief history of Lawrence’s two high schools, more than pride will be on the line in tonight’s girls basketball game. Both the Lawrence High and Free State girls are undefeated in the Sunflower League. The Lions are 2-3 overall, 2-0 in the league, good for a first-place tie with Olathe South and Shawnee Mission South. The Firebirds are 3-3, 1-0.
PERRY-LECOMPTON SCHOOL BOARD PURSUES BOND ISSUE
January 7, 1999
The Perry-Lecompton school board will ask voters to approve a $14.86 million bond issue this April for a new high school, five months after voters narrowly rejected a similar measure. The board approved the bond issue at its meeting Wednesday night on a 5-2 vote.
SOUND OFF
January 7, 1999
Have all of the Southwestern Bell phone books been delivered? Who can I contact if I didn’t receive one? Phone book delivery was completed in Lawrence on Dec. 30.
COUNTY MAY OPEN OFFICE IN BALDWIN
January 7, 1999
A Douglas County satellite office may be in Baldwin’s future. County Administrator Craig Weinaug envisions a place where people could pick up their license plates, possibly pay personal property taxes and conduct other county business.
SECOND SUSPECT CHARGED IN MOLESTATION CASE
January 7, 1999
Prosecutors charged a second man in connection with the molestation of a 6-year-old Baldwin girl, and the suspect will appear in court on the aggravated criminal sodomy charge this week. An investigation began in November after authorities were contacted by Baldwin school authorities, who heard from unidentified sources about illegal pornographic materials on a computer owned by James Minter. Minter, 26, Eudora, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of rape and five counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.
TRADE, PRICE ISSUES CROP UP AMONG SOYBEAN FARMERS
January 7, 1999
While the United States is No. 1 in soybean production, much could still be done to help area farmers, a member of the Kansas Soybean Assn. said Wednesday. “People give farmers this mystique that they’re rich, but there’s a lot of costs involved,” said John Wray, who farms south of Ottawa.
LIST
January 7, 1999
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry is making tax reform and development of a new transportation program its top priorities in the 1999 legislative session. The business group distributed its legislative goals Wednesday and scheduled a news conference for today to discuss them.
FREE TAXI SERVICE BUSIER THIS YEAR
January 7, 1999
Around 200 people got a free ride ringing in the new year. Tipsy Taxi provided an estimated 150 rides home to 200 people on New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of New Year’s Day.
VIVIANA J. ROWLAND
January 7, 1999
Mass of Christian Burial for Viviana J. Rowland, 73, Lawrence, will be at noon Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Rowland died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Brandon Woods South.
WINTRY WEATHER RETURNS TO AREA
January 7, 1999
On the heels of Wednesday night’s snow showers, a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow was expected to return to the area today, and motorists were being advised to be aware of changing conditions, the National Weather Service said. “Be aware of it and if they’ve got to travel early (today) … check the weather before you leave,” said Steve Kays, a forecaster with the NWS in Topeka.
ALLIEDSIGNAL CONFIRMS AEROSPACE JOB SHUFFLE
January 7, 1999
The company, which employs 550 people in Lawrence, plans to streamline the way it takes products to final delivery from production.
ATHLETES SOMETIMES MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO TRAIN AND COMPETE WHEN INJURED. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 7, 1999
No matter what the sport, pain is always an issue. Whether someone is playing baseball and getting scraped knees, or playing football and breaking an ankle, athletes have to deal with injuries. Many people involved in sports have had at least one painful experience. So what should they do? Should they play through it? Quit for a while? Or should they just take it easy? Most students have their own philosophy on the subject. Some risk being hurt permanently so they can win one game, whereas others sit out too long.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 7, 1999
Is it legal to turn left on a red light on a one-way street after stopping and checking for traffic? A driver may make a cautious right turn at a red light after coming to a complete stop, if the maneuver can be done safely, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. A cautious left turn may be made from a one-way street, if it intersects with another one-way street on which traffic only flows to the left and is controlled by a stop light. However, there are no intersections like this in Lawrence. For example, Wildgen said, turning left during a red light onto one-way streets like Kentucky or Tennessee is illegal.
MONITORING PROGRAM GETS MONEY INFUSION
January 7, 1999
Faced with a shortfall in funds for electronic monitoring, Douglas County Community Corrections cut loose some offenders using the probation device. Director Patricia Berry told county commissioners Wednesday night that she didn’t receive enough money from a Kansas Department of Corrections grant to fund electronic monitoring through June, the end of the state’s fiscal year. But that wasn’t Berry’s only problem.
CONTACTING THE CONGRESSMAN
January 7, 1999
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore’s office in Washington, D.C., is in 506 Cannon House Office Building. The telephone number: (202) 225-2865. Moore’s Lawrence office is at 647 Mass., Suite 207. The number: 843-3289. The office manager is Becky Fast, Lawrence.
FARM SHOW REAPS LOT OF INTEREST
January 7, 1999
Whether it’s climbing into the seat of a 220-horsepower tractor or tinkering with air pump valves, people interested in farming have plenty to see at this year’s Topeka Farm Show. “We came out for him,” said Colette Glassman, pointing to her 3-year-old son, Wyatt. “He just loves the tractors.”
HENRIETTA KARLIN
January 7, 1999
Mass of Christian Burial for Henrietta Karlin, 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mrs. Karlin died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at her home.
KU LEASES OFF-CAMPUS LAB SPACE
January 7, 1999
The Midwest Superconductivity Inc. building at 1315 Wakarusa will initially house three large projects.
KANSAS HIT JUST 42.3 PERCENT OF ITS SHOTS AND COMMITTED 18 TURNOVERS IN ITS 66-62 WIN OVER BAYLOR ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT FERRELL CENTER.
January 7, 1999
Remember the warm, fuzzy feelings expressed after Kansas’ men’s basketball rout of Texas A&M last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse? Well, you can throw those out the window today after the No. 18-ranked Jayhawks’ unimpressive 66-62 victory over lowly Baylor on Wednesday night at near-deserted Ferrell Center.
KANSAS (66) MINFGFTREBPFTP M-AM-AO-T
January 7, 1999
Kenny Gregory 31 4-9 0-3 0-6 3 9 Nick Bradford 28 3-9 3-4 1-4 4 9
LHS MATBACKERS TO HONOR ALUMS
January 7, 1999
Lawrence High’s wrestling booster club, the Matbackers, will recognize wrestling alums on Wednesday at the Lions’ final home meet of the season. LHS will wrestle Topeka and Topeka West in a double dual. Former LHS wrestlers will be recognized between the duals. After the meet, the Matbackers will host a team meal.
OUT LAWRENCE
January 7, 1999
Steak ‘n Shake offers a hybrid of fast-food and diner-style dining.
FOOD COLLECTION TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION
January 7, 1999
Shoppers at Lasting Impressions Consignment Boutique will receive a 5 percent discount Friday just for helping those less fortunate. For the third year, Lasting Impressions will be holding a drive for food donations to be given to the Pelathe Center.
OPINION CLARIFIED
January 7, 1999
To the editor: I want to thank the Lawrence Journal-World for publishing my comments on growth in Lawrence. I would like to correct one misconception regarding my viewpoints on growth. In the introduction to the interview the following paragraph was included:
COMFORT FOOD
January 7, 1999
Restaurant: Steak ‘n Shake, 3111 Nieder Rd. Specialties: Steakburgers and other sandwiches, as well as a variety of shakes and fountain drinks.
LOCAL ARTIST SHOWING WORKS IN N.C. JUDI GEER KELLAS HAS TWO WORKS IN AN EXHIBITION THAT WILL BENEFIT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS MUSEUM AND NATIONAL PARK.
January 7, 1999
Lawrence painter-printmaker Judi Geer Kellas has two pieces in the ICARUS exhibit at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery and the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, N.C. Each year through 2003 — the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight by the Wright brothers — ICARUS will hold a celebratory event in different disciplines of the arts, including performance, literary efforts and dance.
TRIPLE THREAT
January 7, 1999
Who: “Cry, Cry, Cry,” a concert featuring Richard Shindell, Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky. Opening act is Cliff Eberhardt. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday.