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Officials get SLT update
January 20, 1999
By Deb Gruver Douglas County officials met Tuesday with representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to iron out the near future of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
IN 1899
January 20, 1999
On Jan. 20, 1899, the Lawrence World stated: “The proposition to have an appropriation for a state fair is evidence on its face that the time for fairs has passed. No fairs pay out any more. If the people wanted them such would not be the case. As a matter of fact fairs have gone out of date and the attempt to revive them is simply a scheme to give some fellows a job. There is hardly a county in the state that can hold a fair. The counties that do are laughed at and lose out. We have tried several in this county but they are all failures. The people are tired of being humbugged in that way. Give us something new.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
BHS FRESHMEN 2ND IN TOURNEY
January 20, 1999
Baldwin High School’s freshmen dropped a heartbreaking 56-52 overtime loss to Spring Hill in the finals of their invitational tournament here Saturday. The Bulldogs had a 45-42 lead with 51 seconds left in regulation after a pair of free throws by Eric Black.
BHS GIRLS OVERCOME SLOW START
January 20, 1999
The BHS girls gained momentum during its second half against Gardner.
BJHS SQUADS SPLIT
January 20, 1999
Outcomes were opposite for Baldwin Junior High School basketball here Thursday night. BJHS’s seventh-graders destroyed Osawatomie 44-14, while the eighth-graders fell 61-47. In the seventh-grade game, Baldwin rolled to a 17-4 first-quarter lead, kept it up for a 32-6 halftime margin and coasted to the lopsided win. It moved the team’s record to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.
BIRD CLUB MEETS TONIGHT
January 20, 1999
The Baldwin Bird Club will hold its January meeting at 7:30 tonight in the multipurpose room at Baldwin Elementary School. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation entitled “Manakins of Tropical America,” given by Kim Bostwick, from the Museum of Natural History at Kansas University. Roger Boyd will give a brief report on the Christmas Bird Count, conducted Jan. 2.
ENVIRONMENT AID
January 20, 1999
To the editor: Gov. Graves has benched Gary Mitchell for not being “a team player” as his secretary of health & environment. Now our Douglas County leaders have a great opportunity to speak up in favor of Kansas’ clean water and air.
DICKEN
January 20, 1999
Services for Charles “Wayne” Dicken, 74, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial will be at the DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Dicken died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center, Olathe.
COMMISSION EYES JOINING PLANNING WITH SCHOOL BOARD
January 20, 1999
City officials are hoping to team up with the Lawrence school district for long-range planning involving new homes and schools.
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January 20, 1999
Does pop really go stale? Yes, says “Beverage World,” the magazine of the soft-drink industry. Virtually all diet sodas, in particular, can go stale because it is made with the artificial sweetener aspartame. When used in beverages, aspartame has a shelf life of about three months. After that, the aspartame breaks down and the product can end up tasting somewhat bitter or different than expected.
COUNTY SEEKS EXPANDED 911 TAX FOR CELL PHONES
January 20, 1999
Douglas County commissioners want to send a clear signal to the Kansas Legislature: Cellular, wireless and mobile phone users should have to pay 911 taxes just like everybody else. The board is expected to pass a resolution tonight calling for legislative support of “greater tax equity” for the funding of 911 services. Currently, people who have high-tech phones don’t pay the 75-cent monthly 911 tax that people with regular old-fashioned phones pay.
LIBRARY DEAN TAKES NEW JOB AT KU
January 20, 1999
A veteran Kansas University administrator Tuesday announced plans to resign as dean of libraries and vice chancellor for information services. William Crowe will leave those two positions to assume responsibility in July for the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at KU.
VILLAGE CLEARS ANOTHER HURDLE
January 20, 1999
Plans for building a rental village in East Lawrence moved a step closer to reality Tuesday, as Lawrence city commissioners blessed a preliminary development plan and rezoning requests to get Earl Grove’s Village off the ground. Commissioners approved a plan to allow for the relocation of six rental homes to a 2-acre site along the east side of Delaware Street, between 12th and 13th streets. They also agreed to rezone the property to PRD-2 (planned residential development) from its current RS-1 (single-family residential).
CURRY FOUNDATION PLEDGES $50,000 TO KU
January 20, 1999
A former prominent Kansas City attorney helped develop a $50,000 donation for a foreign language computer teaching classroom at Kansas University. Charles and Charlotte Curry of Salem, S.C., and Key Largo, Fla., made a $10,000 gift to the KU Endowment Association for establishment of a fund in honor of Frank Bangs, one of Mr. Curry’s former fraternity brothers.
DESOTO BOARD APPROVES NEW HIGH SCHOOL NAME
January 20, 1999
The DeSoto school board on Tuesday night approved a name for the district’s new high school in Shawnee, which students had voted on a few weeks ago. The name of the new school will be Mill Valley High School. Students chose that name from among four possible names.
EMERGENCY CALLS
January 20, 1999
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
The existing regulations say demolition derby cars are exempt if they’re still running. “Demolition derby entries often appear to be junk cars,” the policy says. “If they continue to have the capacity to be entered in a contest, they should be exempt from the regulations. If wrecked beyond repair, they should be considered junk cars.”
S SALES TAX GROWTH TRAILS PACK
January 20, 1999
Retail sales have been increasing, but gains in Shawnee and Johnson counties are much bigger.
JAMES ARTHUR DICK
January 20, 1999
Services for James Arthur Dick, 71, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be at the Topeka Cemetery. Mr. Dick died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
* Consider extending a contract for transporting and disposal of household waste. * Consider approval of a resolution urging the Kansas Legislature to support taxing cellular, wireless and mobile phone users for 911 services.
JESSE PAUL SLAVENS
January 20, 1999
Graveside services for Jesse Paul Slavens, 69, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Mr. Slavens died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
Back in the days of the old Big Eight Conference, a Kansas-Colorado women’s basketball game often was paramount to — and sometimes the equivalent of — the league title game. The rivalry has lost some of its luster of late, but don’t tell that to Kansas coach Marian Washington.
SPEECH
January 20, 1999
Social Security was the highlight of the President’s State of the Union address and of Kansas delegates’ comments.
BARLEY BELONGS BACK ON THE TABLE
January 20, 1999
Most of the barley grown in this country goes straight to the brewery, not to the dinner plate as it did for thousands of years before industrialization. I think we’ve been missing something here. Barley is a quick-growing cereal crop with a high tolerance of temperature extremes. That has made it valuable in parts of the world where food is not taken for granted. However, in the United States during the past century, we’ve pretty much relegated barley to the fermenters, who supply the malt used in beer, Scotch whisky and vinegar.
LMH MULLS NEW CENTER FOR SURGERY
January 20, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital board members might decide today to forge a partnership to open an ambulatory surgery center at Sixth and Maine streets in August 2000.
SOUTH SQUADS ROLL PAST LOGAN
January 20, 1999
Jamie Peterson scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead South’s ninth-grade boys basketball team to a 60-56 win over Topeka Logan on Tuesday. The Cougars improved to 2-4. In the B game, SJHS won 17-13 in a game abbreviated to two quarters. South’s B team improved to 4-1.
DESCENDANT OF DARWIN TO GIVE LECTURE
January 20, 1999
The great-grandson of Charles Darwin will show a film and give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. Quentin Keynes, an explorer and naturalist in his own right, will show a photographic documentary he made of the islands visited by his great-grandfather. The film, which took Keynes five years to complete, includes footage of the Galapagos Islands, Ascension Island, Saint Helena and the Falkland Islands.
MCLOUTH COUNCIL HIRES MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE
January 20, 1999
The McLouth city council on Tuesday night approved the hiring of a new, full-time maintenance employee. Ken Eads was hired from among several applicants, Mayor Glenn Wear said.
MERCURY SPILL PROMPTS RESPONSE
January 20, 1999
A hazardous materials team with the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to a doctor’s office Tuesday morning after a nurse dropped a thermometer. The minor mercury spill at Robert Carnahan’s office at 10:47 a.m. at the Lawrence Medical Plaza, 1112 W. Sixth, happened when a nurse was shaking a thermometer for a patient, said office manager Jo Dena Burgen. Although the spill was minor, Burgen said, regulations call for the mercury to be disposed of properly.
POOL FUNDING PLANS COMPLETED
January 20, 1999
After a pair of meetings Thursday, funding is in place for the new Baldwin City Swimming Pool under construction in Grove Park and set to open in May. “It (funding) is now where it should be. Earlier in the week it wasn’t,” City Administrator Larry Paine said. “The $920,000 construction contract had already been authorized before there was a funding source in place. We have now arranged the horse in relation to the cart.”
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January 20, 1999
Americans have long paired cheese and broccoli. This week’s Recipes from Readers winning entry takes the pairing a step further. Ann Warren, Ottawa, sent the Journal-World her family’s recipe for Broccoli Souffle. The dish mixes two types of cheese with the vegetable, eggs and onion for added flavor. Do you have a recipe you think is extra special? The Journal-World wants to know what it is.
OFFICIALS GET SLT UPDATE
January 20, 1999
Douglas County officials met Tuesday with representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to iron out the near future of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The FHwA recently agreed to step up as the lead agency for a supplemental environment impact statement, the focus of a lawsuit decided in November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
Doyle Schick, a 1956 high school football All-American at Lawrence High and a three-year starter as a Kansas fullback, remains partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke two months ago. “He can talk but his whole left side is paralyzed,” said John Hadl, who played with Schick both at LHS and KU. “It’s a shame. He was the greatest all-around athlete I’ve seen to this day.”
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
They’re not reading the classified ads, but Lawrence school administrators are looking for new digs, nonetheless. As part of the school bond issue that passed in November, the district is looking for new warehouse space, ideally in a location that would suit more than just storage needs. If possible, the district would like to house administration and supplies in one centralized location.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
The Joint City-Universities Task Force was created to study abuse of alcohol by students within the community, on the campuses of the two Lawrence universities and among young students in Lawrence public schools. Here is what task force members learned:
TIME IS RIPE FOR STUDENT-RUN PUBLICATION AT BHS THE CASE FORNEWSPAPER
January 20, 1999
Change is often feared, because it is a journey into the unknown, which is always a little more scary and worrisome than the status quo. It is, however, only through the venue of change that progress can be accomplished. Last week, the school board took a step in the direction of progress with its decision to investigate the possibility of a high school newspaper. BHS, normally an innovative school, has fallen sadly behind the times in this issue. It is included in the less than 25 percent of Kansas high schools that do not have a student-run newspaper.
LIBRARY GIFT
January 20, 1999
Some loyal friends are increasing their contribution to the Lawrence Public Library. The dedicated Friends of the Lawrence Public Library have worked themselves into another job.
IRISH EFFORT
January 20, 1999
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is seeking to upgrade its effort and make the event even more enjoyable for the community. Speaking of contributions to the community…
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January 20, 1999
Why is there an extremely long line every time I go to pay my car tags or taxes? There aren’t very many clerks at the counter, although employees seem to be available in the vicinity. Why aren’t they up front helping? Procrastination might be at play here.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
Robin Shield scored 20 points in Haskell’s 65-44 women’s basketball victory over Hesston on Tuesday night. Marinda Lamon added 10 points, while Shield, Devon Townsend and Eve Robichaud had five rebounds each. Tammy Hammer had four assists for Haskell, 15-0.
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January 20, 1999
Junk cars are on the menu for tonight’s Douglas County Commission meeting. Commissioners will take comments from the public and discuss options for dealing with non-working automobiles and trucks that some say are an eyesore, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
S LOSS AT KANSAS.
January 20, 1999
Texas’ Gabe Muoneke has been suspended one game by first-year UT men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes because of unsportsmanlike behavior exhibited in Monday night’s loss to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. Muoneke, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound junior forward, will miss Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas.
WAKE-UP CALL COMES TOO LATE FOR BHS BOYS
January 20, 1999
The Bulldogs’ boys basketball team made a comeback during the second half, but it wasn’t enough to beat Gardner High School.
S ANEMIC REBOUNDING EFFORT AGAINST UMASS.
January 20, 1999
Kansas men’s basketball coach Roy Williams didn’t seem all that upset after last Saturday’s 64-60 loss at UMass. He cracked a few jokes during post-game comments with reporters, then chatted amicably with Minuteman coach Bruiser Flint.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
Can you provide an address for Faith Hill? You can write to the country singer at 7021 Mayflower Circle, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027.
MARY LOVELAND, WHO HAS SERVED ON THE SCHOOL BOARD SINCE 1987, WILL RUN FOR A FOURTH TERM.
January 20, 1999
She got the green light from her family, so Lawrence school board member Mary Loveland saw nothing stopping her from running for a fourth term. Loveland filed Tuesday for re-election.
AGENDA
January 20, 1999
Baldwin City Mayor Stan Krysztof gave the first state of the city address on Tuesday night.
AGENCY SEEKS BIGGER LOCAL PUSH
January 20, 1999
Fueled by early interest, the move toward a Baldwin City chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters is now idling while officials of the Lawrence mentoring organization determine the long-term commitment a local chapter would have. “We welcome the support we’ve received, especially from the Baker University students, but we need much more,” said Melissa Howard, Big Brothers/Big Sisters case manager. “We need a lot more support in the form of a core group of 10 to 15 community members to support us down there to get us up and running.
VOLUNTEERS FIGHT FIRES LIKE PROFESSIONALS
January 20, 1999
A volunteer fire department works to protect the lives and property of Baldwin City. By Felicia Haynes
BALDWIN BUDGET FOR 1/20 ISSUE
January 20, 1999
Profile: Evonne English, left over from last week. Well-known Baldwin artist. Considered by many to be the “No. 2” artist in town. Former teacher, too, and very involved with Lawrence art scene as well. (594-3774). Other alternatives: George Malicky, former major league baseball player. In poor health at Baldwin Care Center. Probably better get him quick. Maybe better to do him for next week, instead of English. (Baldwin Care Center: 594-6492)
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
Ottawa believed it had Augusta put away and an easy first-round win at the Baldwin Invitational boys basketball tournament in the bag. That was until the Orioles’ Scott Sayre decided to play Superman.
DEMOCRATS ELECT OFFICERS FOR 3RD DISTRICT
January 20, 1999
The Democratic committee for the 3rd Congressional District has elected a Lawrence woman as secretary. Carrie Munzinger was elected to the position during a party meeting Tuesday night in DeSoto.
GYM.
January 20, 1999
Will the real Eudora High girls basketball team please stand up? Surely that wasn’t the No. 5-ranked team in Class 4A that played Louisburg on Tuesday night. Couldn’t have been.
APARTMENTS ADD OPTION FOR BAKER U.
January 20, 1999
Baker’s new apartments are yet another choice for students at the “residential liberal arts college.”
POLITICS, BASKETBALL MINGLE TO MAKE WEEK INTERESTING
January 20, 1999
It was one of those seemingly quiet weeks in Baldwin City, but really there was plenty going on both in the meeting rooms and on the hardwood. Politics and basketball are usually strange bedfellows, but somehow they intertwined this week. *
DOWNTOWN 2000 PROJECT AWAITS PUBLIC HEARING
January 20, 1999
A public hearing Feb. 23 will be the first regulatory step in creating a $17.9 million downtown redevelopment project known as Downtown 2000.
LEADERS PROPOSE ALCOHOL DETERRENTS
January 20, 1999
Representatives of Lawrence’s two universities and Mayor Marty Kennedy plan to put muscle behind a task force’s ideas to curb underage drinking.
MOBILE HOME LOBBY AT ODDS WITH LEASE PROPOSAL
January 20, 1999
The mobile home lobby is ready to tee off on Rep. Tom Sloan’s proposal to alter the way parks do business.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 20, 1999
It seemed as if Kansas City Christian’s high school boys basketball game was against the Chicago Bears instead of the Oskaloosa Bears. Oskaloosa played like the Monsters of the Midway on Tuesday night, utilizing its full-court pressure defense to force 28 KC Christian turnovers — including 10 first-quarter miscues — in a 71-39 victory in the first round of the McLouth Invitational.
Free State girls claim first victory over LHS
January 20, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team must have eaten its Wheaties since its previous meeting with Lawrence High. The Firebirds muscled up and beat the Lions, 51-40, on Tuesday at the LHS gym to avenge an earlier defeat to their crosstown rival.
BALDWIN MAYOR OUTLINES STATE OF THE CITY
January 20, 1999
In the first address of its kind for Baldwin, the mayor on Tuesday night gave a “state of the city” address at the city council meeting. “We have survived a very turbulent year, with half of the year without a city administrator and nearly that long without a city clerk,” said Baldwin Mayor Stan Krysztof.
BIRTHS
January 20, 1999
John and Jennifer Martello, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Randy and April Besser, Linwood, a boy, Tuesday.
LARRY W. CRENSHAW
January 20, 1999
Services for Larry W. Crenshaw, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation is planned. Mr. Crenshaw died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at his home.
FAKE ID OPERATION FOUND AT FRATERNITY
January 20, 1999
Police seized equipment used to make false driver’s licenses at the Alpha Tau Omega house, but haven’t made any arrests.
GUN FIRED IN CREDIT UNION HEIST
January 20, 1999
Three law enforcement agencies were investigating two robberies on Tuesday, in Lawrence and Overland Park, that may be related.
S BBQ PIT.
January 20, 1999
As thousands of cars drive through the intersection of 23rd and Louisiana streets each day, many of them pause. The whiff of smoky barbecue drifts to their drivers, making mouths water in anticipation of dinner.
OIL MEMORABILIA TOPIC AT MUSEUM
January 20, 1999
“Oil Memorabilia” will be presented at 2 p.m. today at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. The program will be given by Bert Hitchcock and Harold Jehle. Curry Foundation
CITY, AUDITORS CLEAR THE AIR, LEARN LESSONS
January 20, 1999
Numerous questions had arisen resulting from the arrest and conviction of former City Clerk Penni Porter for misuse of city funds.
LARISSA WALKER SCORED A GAME-HIGH 15 POINTS TO HELP FREE STATE HIGH CLAIM ITS FIRST GIRLS BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER LAWRENCE HIGH.
January 20, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team must have eaten its Wheaties since its previous meeting with Lawrence High. The Firebirds muscled up and beat the Lions, 51-40, on Tuesday at the LHS gym to avenge an earlier defeat to their crosstown rival. The physical contest featured 39 fouls, a combined 50 free-throw attempts — 28 in the fourth quarter— and a coach’s ejection.
ARTIST KEEPS THE PAINT FLOWING
January 20, 1999
Baldwin City artist Evonne English finds no shortage of inspiration.
USE OF TURN SIGNALS ON THE BLINK
January 20, 1999
Not using your turn signals is “evil,” a Lawrence police sergeant says.