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KU ENDOWMENT GROUP EXECUTIVE RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS
January 16, 1999
A Kansas University Endowment Assn. executive is being honored for exemplary service Tuesday. Dale Seuferling, senior vice president for development at KU Endowment, will receive the Distinguished Service Award from District VI of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at an awards dinner in Kansas City, Mo. The dinner at the Westin Crown Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m., is part of the district’s annual conference.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY STILL BEING PASSED
January 16, 1999
A fake $10 bill turned up in the cash register of a Lawrence business this week, three months after someone passed more than two dozen of the counterfeit bills. An employee at the Super 8 Motel, 515 McDonald, told police the bill was found in the register on Wednesday. Employees don’t know who passed the bill, which is slightly smaller than real money.
POLICE CONTINUE SEARCH FOR TACO GRANDE ROBBER
January 16, 1999
Police continued to investigate the Thursday night robbery at a west Lawrence fast food restaurant, and a suspect remained at large on Friday. Two employees of Taco Grande, 534 Frontier, were in the restaurant when the robber entered about 9:30 p.m. The man showed the employees, a 23-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, a handgun and demanded money from the register.
LATIN DIGNITARY COMING TO KU
January 16, 1999
A Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias will visit the university to address issues about the future of his Central American nation.
SUSPECTS IN AUTO VANDALISM DETAINED
January 16, 1999
Leavenworth police are still tallying the damage left in a wake of a vandalism spree in which three teen-agers damaged at least 55 cars.
SENEGAL QUIZ ANSWERS
January 16, 1999
Here are the answers to the questions from page 1B. Where is Senegal?
WRONG?
January 16, 1999
To the editor: In light of the recent happenings in Washington, I’m convinced that both Congress and the press have lost their collective marbles.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 16, 1999
We saw the country-and-western band Sawyer Brown at the Kansas State Fair. Can you provide some background information on them? Sawyer Brown has been together and touring for 15 years. The group’s front man is Mark Miller, who also is the group’s principal songwriter. Other members are keyboardist-vocalist Gregg Hubbard, drummer Joe Smyth, bass player Jim Scholten and guitarist-vocalist Duncan Cameron. The group has recorded 14 albums in 13 years, six with sales over a half-million, and was named this year’s Top Vocal Group at the Academy of Country Music Awards show. The band’s latest release is “Six Days on the Road.”
(NO HEADLINE)
January 16, 1999
On Jan. 16, 1899, the Lawrence World observed: “This is next to the last year of the century, not the last. The first year of our reckoning of time was not completed until the 31st of December, of the year 1. The first decade was not closed until the last day of the tenth year; the first century was not finished and filed away for historic reference until the last day of the 100th year….The twentieth century begins on the first day of the year 1901,…Which is all easy to remember if one only keeps in mind that at the beginning of the ninety-ninth year, only ninety-eight years actually have elapsed. When the 100th year has expired, or at mid-night on December 31st, 1900, the new century will begin, and not until then.”
(NO HEADLINE)
January 16, 1999
You’ll be able to buy groceries Monday, but banks, schools and city offices will be shut down for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The good news is you can do some of your banking or buy stamps at the grocery store.
MOTORIST FACES CHARGES STEMMING FROM FATALITY
January 16, 1999
A Topeka man whose truck crossed into oncoming traffic last July and smashed head-on into a car west of Lawrence, appeared in court on an involuntary manslaughter charge Friday. Michael R. Ingenthron, 39, received a summons to appear on the charge after the Douglas County District Attorney’s office filed the charge Nov. 18. Huo Quan Ma, 39, Lawrence, died at the scene of July 17 accident on U.S. Highway 40, near East 550 Road.
S ACCOMPLISHMENTS MARKED MONDAY SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENT, BANKS TO CLOSE FOR HOLIDAY
January 16, 1999
You’ll be able to buy groceries Monday, but banks, schools and city offices will be shut down for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s federal holiday. The good news is you can do some of your banking or buy stamps at the grocery store.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
January 16, 1999
* An employee of Fatso’s, 1016 Mass., reported someone caused $1,900 in damage to his car between 11 p.m. Jan. 8 and 2:20 a.m. Jan. 9. According to a police report, someone broke into a patio area behind the bar, took a bar stool and repeatedly hit the 1993 Mazda. Sgt. George Wheeler said police talked with a suspect, a transient who was seen by police in the area earlier that night, but no one has been arrested in the incident. District court
THE JAYHAWKS TOOK A NOT-SO-DIRECT ROUTE TO GET TO THEIR GAME TODAY AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS.
January 16, 1999
Neither freezing rain nor sleet nor snow could keep Kansas University from its appointed roundball. The major winter storm that blanketed the Northeast made a mess of the KU men’s basketball team’s travel plans, but the Jayhawks arrived in Springfield, Mass., late Friday night after a grueling all-day trip that included an unexpected bus ride and a makeshift practice along the way at the 76ers’ First Union Center in Philadelphia.
ONLINE TEXTBOOK SELLER EXPANDS TO KU
January 16, 1999
VarsityBooks.com gives Kansas University students an alternative to standing in line and purchasing books on campus.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 16, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A four-cylinder engine, worth $1,000, was reported stolen between Tuesday and 2 p.m. Thursday from a home in the 1300 block of West 19th Terrace.
INDICATORS REVEAL GROWING ECONOMY
January 16, 1999
Sales were up and unemployment down in Lawrence and Douglas County during 1999.
CENTURY MARKED BY RISE OF CONVENIENCE
January 16, 1999
Inventions freed women from their homes and men from the fields. They also created jobs across the nation. Knight Ridder Newspapers
SOUND OFF
January 16, 1999
What is the difference between a townhouse and a duplex? A duplex is generally a house divided into two dwelling units with separate living facilities. The units may be side-by-side or one on top of the other, and are often found in or near single-family neighborhoods. A townhouse also is a dwelling unit, usually with two or more floors, that’s attached to other similar units. Town houses are often used in planned unit developments and condominium developments that provide clustered or attached housing and common open space.
TALKING TIF
January 16, 1999
Tax increment financing is not without some risk, which should be evaluated carefully by city officials. Some new letters are being added to the city’s development lexicon: TIF.
S BEEN MADE OUT TO BE. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 16, 1999
When sexually active teen-agers honestly discuss their physical and emotional reactions to sexual intercourse, a common comment is, “It wasn’t at all what I expected.” Many are disappointed. Part of the reason for their false expectations is that television, movies and popular magazines often show sex as the most glorious thing two young people can share. Long-term exposure to all this terrific looking sex may lead teens to assume that by having intercourse, they will not only experience the most intensely beautiful physical sensation imaginable, but they will also move into an exciting and sophisticated new phase of life. Only after a series of heartbreaks and reality checks do they finally understand that sex can’t accomplish this.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 16, 1999
It’s fairly obvious the people of Kansas do not attach a high degree of importance to higher education. A lot of people say a lot of nice things about Kansas’ system of higher education, but when it comes time to fund higher education at a level competitive with peer institutions, the nice-sounding talk is just that, talk not action. Who is to blame for this situation?
SUSPECT ACCUSED OF TAPING THRIFT STORE PATRONS
January 16, 1999
Police seized a videotape after a man was seen with a camera in a dressing booth of the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
BUDGET SLASHES HONORS-PROGRAM SPENDING
January 16, 1999
Gov. Bill Graves says state funding for the Kansas Regents Honors Program ought to be cut to $50,000 a year — a reduction of $60,000.
BIRTHS
January 16, 1999
Terry and Mendy Gilliland, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Shane and Leslie Sharp, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
LOCAL MUSICIAN TO PERFORM AT LIBRARY
January 16, 1999
Lawrence musician Pamela Bruner will perform a concert of both traditional Celtic and original music at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium, 707 Vt. Bruner has performed at the library several times and was recently featured in “The Open Door: A Celtic Christmas Concert” at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo.
POTENTIAL DANGERS FOR CHILDREN HIDE IN EVERY HOME, AND GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE AGENCIES ARE ARMING PARENTS WITH INFORMATION TO PREVENT INJURIES AND DEATHS.
January 16, 1999
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo took a cue from his own experience with child-safety hazards in the home when he initiated the Healthy Homes Initiative. His daughter Mariah, almost a year old, was hospitalized with burns in 1996 when she pulled a hot water spigot on a water cooler in the Cuomo house.
Firebirds fall, 55-51
January 16, 1999
Free State HIgh’s boys basketball team appeared to be suffering from a Lawrence High hangover on Friday night. One week after completing a season sweep of their cross-town rivals, the Firebirds came out flat and uninspired in a 55-51 league loss to Olathe North at the FSHS gym.
COLLEGE RESULTS
January 16, 1999
Saturday at Robinson Natatorium MEN
S TOP ADMINISTRATOR IS PREPARING FOR A 10-DAY TRIP TO THE AFRICAN NATION OF SENEGAL.
January 16, 1999
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is leaving behind the chill of Kansas for the warmth of Senegal on the West Africa coast. He will be a guest this month of the rector at University of Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis, Senegal, and the president of University of Dakar in the nation’s capital. He also will attend a formal dinner at the U.S. Embassy in Senegal and meet with students and faculty interested in studying abroad.
VELMA WRAY
January 16, 1999
Services for Velma Wray, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Wray died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
EDUCATION SUPPORT
January 16, 1999
University and community college officials aren’t the only ones who seem to be holding back on their support of a new higher education governance plan. This seems a little like a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
SM North extends Lions’ skid, 60-37
January 16, 1999
Lawrence High’s downer of a boys’ basketball season continued onf Friday night. Shawnee Mission North, applying a suffocating pressure defense with its quick backcourt, outscored the Lions 18-1 in the first six minutes and cruised to a 60-37 Sunflower League victory over the winless Lions. LHS dropped to 0-9 overall and 0-4 in the league.