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ERIC DEGRAFFENREID
January 10, 1999
Services for Eric DeGraffenreid, 81, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mr. DeGraffenreid died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Baldwin Care Center.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
It was nearly winter when the fall bonanza finally erupted at La Cygne Lake, and Scott Ribordy of Lawrence was one of the few who were able to enjoy it before Old Man Winter slugged eastern Kansas with a whammy of ice, snow and skin-biting cold. To Ribordy’s chagrin, he was able to savor it only once, but that one trip was a doozy. In fact, he called it his best day afloat ever, and maybe forever.
BUHLER LEAVING LEGACY OF LEVITY AND LEADERSHIP
January 10, 1999
A longtime county commissioner will step down Monday to give somebody else the chance to set the direction of Douglas County.
AFTER FOUR DECADES, THE OGLE FAMILY HAS HANDED THE KEYS OF THE LAWRENCE BUS CO. OVER TO NEW OWNER WAYNE POPP.
January 10, 1999
Everybody in town recognizes the familiar roar of the Lawrence Bus Co.’s green vintage buses. Meet the guy who just bought them — and the rest of the outfit, too.
FIRST LADY PREPARES TO HAVEBALL
January 10, 1999
Personal preparation for the big affair, the Kansas governor’s Inaugural Ball, takes effort.
SHADOWLANDS
January 10, 1999
Several new annuals sport reds, pinks, yellows and peaches that promise to make gardens glow in the dark.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 10, 1999
The expansion project’s necessity can be attributed to three factors, each of which can be broken down into dollars. According to the report:
1-10=98BILL MAYER COLUMN
January 10, 1999
The image of the world Olympic movement has been further tainted by alleged payola schemes involving cities seeking anointment as showtime sites. So what else is new? The recent agreement by the various greed-mongers on a partial pro basketball season is more exciting than that … well, almost. Even arrogant Olympic committee president Juan Samaranch seems to have received a little something extra in his Christmas stocking from time to time. But I guess the surprise would be if he hadn’t.
GENERATION WHY TEACHERS ASK: WHY NOT LET HIGH-TECH TEENS TEACH?
January 10, 1999
Generation Why teachers prove that youths can be an advantage when it comes to training others about modern technology.
FACES AND PLACES
January 10, 1999
Bruce A. Price and Brian R. Mills have joined to form Bruce Price & Associates, a multiline insurance agency in Topeka. Price previously was the general agent for American United Life and is a Topeka resident. Mills had been with Farm Bureau Insurance in Lawrence. *
BOOK CHARTS ARCTIC JOURNEY
January 10, 1999
Alvah Simon’s experience makes a Kansas winter seem mild.
KATHERINE SHIELDS
January 10, 1999
Services for Katherine Bell Shields, 67, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Shields died Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SYMPTOMS OF FINANCIAL DYSFUNCTION
January 10, 1999
How can you improve your financial life? Getting it all together is the top resolution for the millennial year. I’ll give you a tip. You don’t sit down with calculators, budget books and charts. You look into yourself.
ERIC DEGRAFFENREID
January 10, 1999
Services for Eric DeGraffenreid, 81, Baldwin, are pending with Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mr. DeGraffenreid died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Baldwin Care Center.
BIRTHS
January 10, 1999
Erin Hubbard and Benjamin Ceja, Lecompton, a girl, Sunday.
KU STUDENT WINS JOURNALISM AWARD
January 10, 1999
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program has awarded Kansas University student Spencer Duncan third place and a $1,000 scholarship. More than 100 undergraduate-accredited journalism programs participate in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s annual Journalism Awards Program.
INCORPORATIONS AND LIENS
January 10, 1999
The following federal tax liens were recently released in Douglas County: Keith B. Steiner, et al, $729.93.
S PAST SHEDS LIGHT ON THE FUTURE
January 10, 1999
The financial world is bracing for the beginning of a new millennium.
DISMISSALS
January 10, 1999
Melinda Bretthauer and baby boy, Lawrence. Yvette Washington and baby boy, Lawrence.
GLOW
January 10, 1999
We already have a front runner for show of the year. On Friday night, BR5-49 filled Liberty Hall with adoring fans. BR5-49 as well as the opening bands relished the party atmosphere of the night.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
Roy Williams didn’t shoot as well as his Kansas basketball players on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Williams hoisted a shot from the KU bench with about 30 seconds left in the Jayhawks’ 74-60 victory over Iowa State.
BANQUET TO BEGIN MLK CELEBRATION
January 10, 1999
The 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will begin with a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Dr. Miles J. Jones from Richmond, Va., will be the guest speaker.
A PATENT PENDING NECESSITY, CURIOSITY SPARK INVENTIVE LAWRENCE MINDS
January 10, 1999
Have you devised a better mousetrap? Lawrence residents have patented numerous inventions in the past decade.
T WAIT TO GO THERE AGAIN. WASHINGTON POST STAFF WRITER
January 10, 1999
The problem wasn’t getting iced-in north of the Arctic Circle 100 miles from the nearest human. Or even seeing the sun disappear for three months. He had actually come for that. The real problem, says Alvah Simon, came with the spring thaw, when he found his vessel’s hull still frozen to the bottom as melting snows raised water atop the ice higher and higher, threatening to sink him for good.
S SEAT AS CHAIR OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE
January 10, 1999
School financing and restructuring of oversight boards may be two key education issues facing Kansas lawmakers this spring, Rep. Ralph Tanner says.
SOUND OFF
January 10, 1999
How many laps does it take to make one mile in Anschutz Pavilion, particularly in lane 6? The Anschutz Pavilion track is seven laps to the mile on the inside lane and six laps to the mile on the outside lane (lane 6).
LAWMAKERS: FACULTY RAISE A TOUGH SELL
January 10, 1999
A proposal to raise KU faculty salaries 7.6 percent annually for three years faces an uphill battle in the 1999 Legislature.
VICTORY OVER IOWA STATE.
January 10, 1999
Lester Earl’s on-again, off-again college basketball career is back on again. Boy, is it on.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 10, 1999
* Proclaim the week of Jan. 18 - 22 “Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Week.” * Approve appointments and reappointments recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy: Tom Rost, of the Lawrence Holidome, and Drew Starr, of Days Inn, to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board; Rick Bryant to the Aviation Advisory Board; Kelly Boyle-Wolfe, William Jeltz, Terri Pippert, Richard Heckler and Don Shepard to the Community Development Block Grant Review Board; and Kathleen Hodge, Randi Tveitarass, Faye Watson and Sabrina Beach to the Sister Cities Advisory Board.
LOSS.
January 10, 1999
Iowa State saved a heck of a lot of motel money this weekend. ISU basketball coach Larry Eustachy needed just four rooms for his men in uniform. “This program is down to eight players,” Eustachy said following Saturday night’s 74-60 loss to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. “This program is at rock bottom. It’s going to be a four- or five-year process.”
FRED W. COFFMAN
January 10, 1999
Services for Fred W. Coffman, 89, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Coffman died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Southwinds Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lawrence.
GOT AN IDEA?
January 10, 1999
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a beginner’s guide on how to apply for a patent. For a copy of “Patent Basics,” call (800) 786-9199 or (703) 308-4357. For more information on patents, visit the office’s Web site at www.uspto.gov
S LITTLE NEWS FOR HOLIDAY GREETING
January 10, 1999
Dear Old Grad: I use this silly salutation because it’s handy, and some of you are starting to seem old, especially when you write and tell me about your grandchildren. Some of your grandchildren are older than mine. A good many of you, including people on this newspaper, live right here in Lawrence. And enough of you write me each year, maybe out of a bad habit, that I feel I should write you, knowing that this little column won’t be nearly as long as those epics I sent out at holiday time when I was still teaching. There isn’t much I can tell you anymore. I, like you, have just gone through the impeachment trauma. Though I’m not crazy about Bill Clinton I prefer him to his enemies, and I can’t believe that his lies are in a class with lies uttered by some recent presidents who, in the view of some people, should be added to the gallery at Mount Rushmore.
KATHERINE SHIELDS
January 10, 1999
Services for Katherine Bell Shields, 67, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Shields died Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
Charles Jones, a Democrat who will represent the 1st District, will join the Douglas County Commission Monday. He replaces Mark Buhler, a two-term commissioner who opted not to seek re-election.
LESTER EARL SCORED 16 POINTS AND GAVE KU AN EMOTIONAL LIFT AS THE JAYHAWKS TRIPPED IOWA STATE, 74-60, ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
January 10, 1999
Yes, Kansas missed Lester Earl during the injured 6-foot-8 forward’s seven games on the sidelines. The Jayhawks missed him dearly, as a matter of fact. Case in point: Saturday night’s 74-60 men’s basketball victory over Iowa State.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
Nobody on the south side of 23rd, from Louisiana to Iowa streets, or on Louisiana, from 23rd to 27th streets, has their sidewalks cleared. Is there a city ordinance against this? You bet.
BUSINESS GETS ATTENTION WITH CLEVER SIGN SAYINGS
January 10, 1999
The messages at Hite Collision Repair are geared to get a chuckle out of passing motorists.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
Building projects, student programs and grants are the discussion items on the agenda for the Lawrence school board meeting. David Livingood, of Glenn Livingood Penzler Architects, will present the firm’s progress on two projects, a new school and an addition to Prairie Park.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
* Hear first readings of the Policy 211.8, Evaluation of Employees; a purchase contract for library furniture at Deerfield School and Lawrence High School; and the development of a contract with a construction management firm. * Members of the Free State High School band will provide pre-meeting music, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
For the past two years the Lawrence school district, in collaboration with the Schools-to-Careers Partnerships and the Business Education Partnership, explored the possibility of a Schools-to-Careers initiative. The Lawrence school board approved the initiative in the spring of 1998. The district was successful in locating grant funding for the program. Collins-Hart and Toebben, as well as members of the partnerships and district personnel, will discuss the purposes of the program as well as future plans.
FOLLOW THE MONEY
January 10, 1999
The latest higher education governance proposal has possibilities, but funding arrangements could make or break the plan. As a veteran of last year’s House Special Committee on Higher Education Governance, Rep. Jim Garner, D-Coffeyville, knows what the key issue in this year’s higher education debate will be.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
For more information about scams or to report a possible scam, here are some sources of help: * Your local Better Business Bureau.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
We were recently reminded that pedestrians in the crosswalk have the right of way. But who has the right of way if the pedestrian is not in the crosswalk? And who has the right of way if the pedestrian is in the crosswalk, but is crossing on a red light? According to city ordinances, a pedestrian has the right of way in marked crosswalks that do not have other signs or signals. Pedestrians who are not in a marked crosswalk or are violating the law by jaywalking must yield the right of way to vehicles in the roadway. Also, pedestrians in the crosswalk when vehicles have a green light must yield to vehicles.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
While there may be some sentimentality attached to the 20-plus-year-old buses that make up the bulk of the Lawrence Bus Co. fleet, there’s another reason for their use: economics. “It’s not a fascination with old buses,” argues Wayne Popp, who recently bought the business. “The old buses are more economical to run.” And they’re certainly more economical to purchase.
ROY R. HARDING JR.
January 10, 1999
Graveside services for Roy R. Harding Jr., 61, Topeka, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Mr. Harding died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
RED CROSS OFFERS WATER-SAFETY CLASS FOR INSTRUCTORS
January 10, 1999
The American Red Cross is accepting applications for its water-safety-instructor class. The class will train individuals who want to teach and certify people of all ages in Red Cross learn-to-swim courses.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
* Consider approval of resolutions for creation of Baldwin Creek Sewer District No. 1 and Baldwin Creek Sewer District No. 2 and enlargement of Yankee Tank Trunk Sewer District No. 3. * Proclaim the week of Jan. 18 to 25 as “Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Week.”
GRACE MCLAUGHLIN
January 10, 1999
Services for Grace K. McCarthy McLaughlin, 75, Great Bend, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Mrs. McLaughlin was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Hays, the daughter of Daniel and Jesse Duphorme McCarthy III.
POSTAL RATES JUMP TODAY
January 10, 1999
The cost of writing home just inched up. The first-class, 1-ounce stamp went from 32 cents to 33 today. Stamp machines and vendors around the city should have the new H rate stamp available, as well as plenty of 1 cent stamps to help customers use up their old 32 cent stamps. Several others rates, including Priority and Express mail, also have changed.
TESS ERIC DEGRAFFENREID
January 10, 1999
Services for Tess Eric DeGraffenreid, 81, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. DeGraffenreid died early Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Baldwin Care Center.
ALLEGED PURSE SNATCHER ARRESTEDJAILED
January 10, 1999
A 35-year-old man was arrested southwest of Ottawa after he allegedly snatched a purse from a woman in Lawrence. He was allegedly driving a stolen Blazer. Leland Graham, hometown not immediately available, was arrested and being held in the Coffey County Jail after he was arrested near a truck stop on Interstate 35, southwest of Ottawa.
LUMP OF GUILT?
January 10, 1999
To the editor: The news media reported that Sen. Sam Brownback “had a lump in his throat” as he took the oath to “do impartial justice” in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Clinton. One wonders what the cause of the lump might have been. Could our senator be suffering from guilt pangs for having made his judgment public over four months ago when he pronounced that President Clinton should resign?
CHEERLEADING PROGRAM RAISES SPIRITS
January 10, 1999
Rah, rah, rah! The city’s parks and recreation department is expanding its offerings for special populations residents.
IN 1899
January 10, 1999
On Jan. 10, 1899, the Lawrence World’s headline read “It Looks Queer” and explained: “The mention in yesterday’s paper about Miss Ruth Lawrence asking the city to furnish a bell for the flagship Lawrence is certainly open to criticism. The very article accompanying the request says that the ship is being named for the gallant officer by the name of Lawrence who distinguished himself in the war of 1812. Miss Lawrence has most evidently heard of Kansas and thinks were are a lot of suckers.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 10, 1999
Commissioners will receive a presentation from the city’s hired engineers, who have prepared preliminary plans for a $40.5 million expansion of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1400 E. Eighth. Officials from Black & Veatch, the city’s consultants for water and sewer systems, will be on hand to explain the finding of their design study.
REPORT
January 10, 1999
* Douglas County Sheriff’s personnel arrested Heng Ik Lin, 22, Topeka, Saturday on two warrants, one for a worthless check greater than $500, and another for failure to make a court appearance. He was booked at 2:26 p.m. into Douglas County Jail. He was released on $2,000 bond at 5:30 and is scheduled to appear in court at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 20. Emergency calls
TICKETS ON SALE
January 10, 1999
Tickets went on sale Saturday for Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance.” About 40 Irish step dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
DONALD K. MOORE
January 10, 1999
Memorial services for Donald K. Moore, 62, Lawrence, will be announced at a later date. Mr. Moore died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a long illness.
BOOK LISTS, ILLUSTRATES BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
January 10, 1999
Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips Dave Glowacz
(NO HEADLINE)
January 10, 1999
Buhler, who served eight years on the commission, decided last year to give someone else the opportunity to help conduct the county’s business. Buhler also served five years on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission and two years as a member of the city’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board. A partner at Stephens Real Estate, Buhler has said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Olathe South crushes LHS girls, 63-33
January 10, 1999
Lawrence High never led after scoring the first basket, shot 27 percent from the field and sent Olathe south to the free-throw line 32 times. Still, LHS coach David Platt managed to find a positive following the Lions’ 66-33 loss to Olathe South in Sunflower LEague girls basketball at the LHS gym on Saturday.