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ADVOCATES SPONSORING PARTY FOR HOMELESS
January 9, 1999
The Coalition for Homeless Concerns is sponsoring its second annual holiday party for those individuals without homes at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 10th and Vermont.
KANSAS, 2-0 IN THE BIG 12, FACES 0-2 IOWA STATE AT 8:05 TONIGHT AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE. THE GAME WILL BE SHOWN LIVE ON CHANNELS 4 AND 13.
January 9, 1999
The glass appears half full, not half empty to Kansas University basketball center Eric Chenowith. “Everybody seems like it’s such a down time, but we are 2-0 in the conference. If we win another game, we’ll probably move into the top 15 or close to the top 10. We’re not doing so bad,” Chenowith said Friday.
FREE STATE SENIOR NATHANIEL DEMBY SCORED A GAME-HIGH 23 POINTS, INCLUDING 5-OF-7 SHOOTING FROM THREE-POINT RANGE, AS THE FIREBIRDS COMPLETED A SEASON SWEEP OF THE LIONS.
January 9, 1999
Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner proved you can go home again. Schreiner returned to Lawrence High as a visiting coach for the first time since he coached at LHS as the Firebirds defeated the Lions, 73-58, on Friday night before an estimated crowd of 2,000.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 9, 1999
What does it cost to replace a stop sign, including materials and labor? The total cost to replace a stop sign is about $271, said city traffic engineer David Woosley. Costs can vary depending on the size of the sign and type of material, he said.
BIRTHS
January 9, 1999
Wei Sun and Zhihua Dong, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Yvette Washington and Ronnie Brady, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
JAYHAWKS TO HOLD INDOOR TRACK MEET
January 9, 1999
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track teams will begin indoor competition today in the low-key Kansas Invitational at Anschutz Pavilion. Ten teams — mostly small colleges and junior colleges — will participate.
DOWNTOWN PROJECTS HOPE TO LURE HUNGRY RETAILERS
January 9, 1999
Landing retail tenants is the first goal of two redevelopment projects proposed for downtown.
76-58 LOSS TO NORTH CAROLINA IN THEIR SEASON OPENER.
January 9, 1999
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington woke up to a stunning revelation the other day. The Jayhawks, despite the injury loss of their top three-point threat, are ranked 21st nationally, are 12-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12.
BATTLE RAGES FOR CONTROL OF OREAD
January 9, 1999
The firm that may have engineered the ouster of Oread president David Kimbrell is purchasing shares that may give it control of the board.
DOG OWNER DRAWS JAIL SENTENCE, FINE FOR CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
January 9, 1999
The Lawrence Humane Society will reclaim some of its expenses incurred caring for seized pit bulls.
KEHDE OUTDOORS
January 9, 1999
A serious quarrel has erupted among rifle and archery deer hunters in these parts. It began shortly after the column that appeared in this space last Dec. 19. Elden Bailey of rural Lawrence criticized the way Kansas Wildlife and Parks schedules and manages the rifle season for deer. Bailey called it antiquated and a bureaucratic mess.
DIFFERENT ROUTE
January 9, 1999
Fifteen or 20 years ago, city leaders certainly didn’t envision the retail direction Lawrence is taking. Whether it’s for the better or for the worse, it seems that Lawrence almost always does things a little different.
BALD EAGLE DAYS
January 9, 1999
Each winter, thousands of bald eagles grace Kansas with their presence, particularly if weather north of the state has been brutally cold. Kansas Wildlife and Parks sponsors Eagle Days at various locations across the state and Lawrence is one of the best places to view eagles.
BRIDGING THE GAP
January 9, 1999
Here’s the Kansas Board of Regents’ three-year faculty-salary plan for KU and five other universities: * A base-salary increase equal to the average increase received by faculty members at peer universities. This year, that would be 3.6 percent.
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
January 9, 1999
TV shows to feature Clinton Lake fishing
SENATOR TO CHAIR NEW PANEL FORMED TO COUNTER THREATS
January 9, 1999
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., announced Friday that he would chair a new subcommittee assigned oversight of policies and programs designed to counter natural-security threats. Roberts said he looked forward to the challenge of managing this offshoot of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
LOS AMIGOSTOO?
January 9, 1999
Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners will consider scheduling a public hearing Feb. 7 to determine whether a North Lawrence bar must close at midnight. Los Amigos, 508 Locust, would stand accused of being a public nuisance under current city law, and therefore possibly lose its ability to remain open until 2 a.m.
NEW TERM
January 9, 1999
It will be a night of dining, music and celebration Sunday to start Gov. Bill Graves’ second four-year term.
MARY KREEGER
January 9, 1999
Services for Mary Jane Mowder Kreeger, 67, Bonne Terre, Mo., were held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel. She was cremated. Mrs. Kreeger died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St. Louis University Hospital.
Firebirds’ 13-0 third-quarter run spoils Lions’ chances
January 9, 1999
Lawrence High’s Ike Ezefili unleashed a dunk, then the Lions went into a funk. Down 40-26 at halftime to Free State on Friday night, the 6-foot-5 Ezefili took the opening inbounds pass of the second half and broke loose for a dunk to pump the rowdy LHS fans. The Firebirds weren’t fazed, though, unloading a 13-0 run to deny any chance of a Lion comeback.
Free State boys complete season sweep of LHS
January 9, 1999
Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner proved you can go home again. Schreiner returned to Lawrence High as a visiting coach for the first time since he coached at LHS as the Firebirds defeated the Lions, 73-58, on Friday night before an estimated crowd of 2,000.
HANG-UPS HAVE SLOWED PHONE BOOK DELIVERY
January 9, 1999
Hold the phone on delivery of those new phone books. Despite information to contrary, deliveries of Southwestern Bell’s new telephone directories for Lawrence have not been completed. About 75 percent of Lawrence homes and businesses have received their new phone books, a company official said.
EVENT TO PROMOTE BUSINESS SPEAKERS
January 9, 1999
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has created a speakers bureau called Business Talks. To showcase the new program, Business Talks speakers will be presenting topics in 10-minute minitalks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Free State High School.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 9, 1999
Kansas University freshman Marlon London suffered a right knee sprain in the Jayhawks’ 66-62 victory over Baylor on Wednesday in Waco, Texas. Tests taken Friday showed no ligament damage, so London was able to practice Friday afternoon with his leg wrapped.
LAWRENCE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOLDS
January 9, 1999
Lawrence travelers flying out of Kansas City International still have a variety of choices for shuttles to the airport.
LAWMAKERS: FACULTY RAISE A TOUGH SELL
January 9, 1999
Vera Louise Burgess Services for Vera Louise Burgess, 73, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
RESEARCH
January 9, 1999
Kansas University astrophysicists weren’t blowing smoke Friday when they reported “superwinds” 100 million light years long helped sculpt the universe. Adrian Melott and Dmitri Novikov said new research suggests the winds follow the long axes of what astrophysicists call “superclusters.” These are the largest known building blocks of the universe, and may contain thousands of galaxies and stretch a billion light years across the sky. A light year is the distance light would travel in one year, about 6 trillion miles.
A 13-0 RUN EARLY IN THE THIRD QUARTER BY FREE STATE SPOILED ANY CHANCE OF A LAWRENCE HIGH RALLY ON FRIDAY.
January 9, 1999
Lawrence High’s Ike Ezefili unleashed a dunk, then the Lions went into a funk. Down 40-26 at halftime to Free State on Friday night, the 6-foot-5 Ezefili took the opening inbounds pass of the second half and broke loose for a dunk to pump the rowdy LHS fans. The Firebirds weren’t fazed, though, unloading a 13-0 run to deny any chance of a Lion comeback.
FREE STATE (73)
January 9, 1999
Jason Bott 2-5 0-0 4, Paul Dillon 7-11 1-3 15, Jerrod Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Pat Krivoshia 1-2 0-0 2, Nathaniel Demby 8-11 2-2 23, Jeff Dougherty 5-11 5-7 15, Vincent Walker 2-3 1-1 5, Marcus Chrisman 1-4 3-4 5, Matt Heider 1-2 0-0 2, Scott Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Eugene Cruse 0-0 0-0 0, Dijon Dillon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-53 12-17 73. LAWRENCE (58)
ON LOCATION ARCHITECTS SET UP OFFICE AT SITE OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS
January 9, 1999
Architects working on a new school library and other improvements have settled in at the jobsite — Woodlawn School.
SCHOOL BUS INVOLVED IN PILEUP
January 9, 1999
The accident, which caused minor injuries to two teen-agers, prompted officials to cancel elementary and middle school classes for the day.
MARSHAL ORDERS END TO MAKESHIFT HEATING
January 9, 1999
The Lawrence fire marshal ordered natural gas to an East Lawrence duplex shut off on Friday after learning that the two adults and three children living in one of the units were heating it using a gas oven. Kansas Public Service cut off the gas service to 1300 N.Y. Friday afternoon.
CITY TO CONSIDER DRAFT ORDINANCE FOR BAR CLOSINGS
January 9, 1999
Two bars in the Oread neighborhood would be forced to close at midnight, two hours ahead of the current closing time, under the proposal.
NO PERMISSION
January 9, 1999
To the editor: In your Jan. 5 editorial regarding the possibility of a woman running for president, you asked whether the country is ready to “let” a woman be president. A much better choice of words would have been is ask whether the country was ready to “elect” a woman as president.
SPURLOCK NAMED TO ADVISORY BOARD
January 9, 1999
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas board of directors appointed Colette Spurlock, Baldwin, to serve on the company’s state advisory committee. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas relies on the advice and consultation of consumers to help with policy decisions, said Graham Bailey, director of communications and public relations for the state’s largest health insurer.
IN 1899
January 9, 1999
On Jan. 9, 1899, the Lawrence World told in its headline of “A Great Scheme” and explained: “There is a well defined plan on foot to have a public lottery in this city. The proposition is meeting with more favor than anything that has yet been proposed in this town. The plan will commend itself to everyone. It is this. We are to sell tickets and offer prizes. The merchants are to give the prizes and the citizens are to bid for the prizes. Now to understand the proposition we will illustrate: The prizes are given outright and the winners are to enter sealed bids for the winning. The plan is to erect a mammoth building. The understanding is that no one is to buy a chance or make a bid on a winning ticket who is not willing to agree that the World shall have the ticket that is agreed shall win the building. It is a great scheme and there is every indication that it will go through. It is the ideal way to get a public building. As the late lamented Barnum said the people love to be humbugged.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
(NO HEADLINE)
January 9, 1999
Princeton Boulevard seems incredibly busy, and more children are walking to school. Are there any plans to lower the speed limit from the original one? Also, are there any plans to patrol this street more? There are many cars speeding on this street. “The speed limit on Princeton Boulevard is 30 mph, just as it is throughout most residential areas of the city,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “Students who must cross Princeton should be crossing at the intersection with Lawrence Avenue, where there is an all-way stop and an adult crossing guard.
WATERFOWL REPORTS
January 9, 1999
CLINTON WILDLIFE AREA (updated last Wednesday): 1,800 ducks, mainly mallards and 3,200 Canada geese. Hunting conditions and expected success fair. Most waterfowl on main lake. HILLSDALE WA (updated last Tuesday): 3,000 ducks, variable from day to day. Water at normal level. Shallow areas frozen and ducks are moving to open lake areas. Expected success fair. Access difficult. Several hundred geese observed moving through lake area.
BLUE BIRD BOXES
January 9, 1999
Although it may seem a bit early to be thinking about bird houses, January is a good time for bird lovers to put up a series of bluebird nesting boxes, commonly called a bluebird trail. In less than two months, many songbirds will be making their way to the Sunflower State, including the eastern bluebird. With its brilliant blue and red colors and melodic song, the bluebird becomes an instant favorite of anyone lucky enough to see one.
CORRECTION
January 9, 1999
Two partners in a proposed downtown redevelopment project were misidentified in Friday’s Journal-World. Bob Moore, owner of Advanco Inc., and Martin Moore, president of Advanco, are partners in 9-10 L.C., a group formed to build Downtown 2000 along both sides of New Hampshire Street, from Ninth to 10th streets, excluding the Salvation Army.
SHOPPING AROUND
January 9, 1999
Although developers of two proposed downtown redevelopments declined to reveal contacts with prospective tenants, plenty are looking. National retailers such as Eddie Bauer, The Limited, Harold’s, Banana Republic, Structure, Talbots and Ann Taylor could be sought after, officials said, and several of them have been shopping around for possible Lawrence locations.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
January 9, 1999
* Lawrence police arrested Roman Pawnee Goodtracks, 20, Lawrence, Friday on charges for theft greater than $500 and less than $25,000 and burglary of a dwelling. He was booked at 4:30 p.m. Friday into Douglas County Jail, where he was being held on $2,650 bail. Emergency calls
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT EMERGENCY CALLS
January 9, 1999
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
SOUND OFF
January 9, 1999
Who was the women’s figure skating gold medalist in the 1992 Winter Olympics? At the Albertville Games, Kristi Yamaguchi won the gold medal, Japan’s Midori Ito won the silver and Nancy Kerrigan won bronze.