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IN 1899
January 21, 1999
On Jan. 21, 1899, the Lawrence World observed: “It is certainly idle to talk about the constitutional objections to expansion in the light of the fact that we have already taken on new territory. Whatever valid objections there are to expansion are not for constitutional reasons but selfish. The whole question is one of affording to take the Philippine islands. If as a business proposition they will give us more than they take all well and good, if on the other hand they are a continual expense, and the appearances are that they will be, then we cannot afford to annex them. There is no constitutional or humanity question about it. Sentiment or prejudice should neither govern in such a case but selfish interests should.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ALLIEDSIGNAL EARNINGS UP, INCREASES SEEN
January 21, 1999
AlliedSignal Inc. reported Wednesday that fourth quarter earnings per share jumped 15 percent and predicted an increase of at least 13 percent in 1999. It said sales this year will grow at a rate faster than the world economy due in part to new product launches, rising demand for its aircraft safety systems, and a recovery in the electronics market.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 21, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two leather couches valued at $1,600 were stolen between 4 p.m. Jan. 14 and 3:45 p.m. Friday from the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1537 Tenn., police reported Wednesday.
BRANDON WOODS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
January 21, 1999
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members helped Brandon Woods Retirement Community celebrate 10 years in Lawrence. About 200 people mingled Wednesday at the chamber of commerce mixer at Brandon Woods, 15th and Inverness, while Junkyard Jazz was playing in a corner. The event wrapped up the Brandon Woods’ 10th anniversary celebration.
CLASSIC EAGLE, BUSCH HAVE STRONG TIES
January 21, 1999
The new owners of what had been McDonald Beverage have strong ties to Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the St. Louis-based brewer whose products are distributed by the company. Now known as Classic Eagle Distributing, the company is owned by Byron Duncan, a lifelong resident of Johnson County.
COLLABORATION TIME AGAIN AN ISSUE IN TEACHER NEGOTIATIONS
January 21, 1999
Skepticism has been raised about the program in the high schools.
CHURCH WINS GO-AHEAD FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
January 21, 1999
Plans for the first phase of a new home for First Church of the Nazarene received enough praise from the Douglas County Commission Wednesday night for approval. The church for years has wanted to build a campus in the country where people could worship, enjoy a game of softball or soccer and learn more about religious teachings, its pastor, the Rev. Don Dunn said.
COUNTY: EVERYONE SHOULD PAY FOR 911
January 21, 1999
Douglas County commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Kansas Legislature to support extending the tax for 911 services to all telephone users. Currently, the state does not collect the monthly 75-cent tax for cellular, wireless and mobile phones. The Kansas Association of Counties is encouraging counties to lobby the state to support greater tax equity for the services.
COUNTY EXPLORES LONE STAR OPTIONS
January 21, 1999
Douglas County officials say they are exploring options to fix the spillway at Lone Star Lake and haven’t given up on looking into solutions for limiting flooding below the dam.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ANXIOUS TO BEGIN NEXT PHASE OF CAREER
January 21, 1999
Lawrence public schools Assistant Supt. Craig Fiegel looks forward to new career opportunities as superintendent of a small school district near Chicago.
EARL FREDRICK BENJAMIN
January 21, 1999
Services for Earl Fredrick Benjamin, Ottawa, 84, were held Friday at the First Christian Church in Garnett. Burial was in Colony Cemetery in Colony. Mr. Benjamin died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999.
FLEMING CUTS COULD AFFECT TOPEKA JOBS
January 21, 1999
Grocery distributor Fleming Cos. Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to reduce its wholesale and retail management units to 14 from 57 as part of its ongoing corporate revamping. The move, which is expected to save more than $20 million annually, could finally land a blow to Fleming’s Topeka General Merchandise Division, which employs about 120 people.
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January 21, 1999
Free State High’s boys basketball team will get its first taste of the Topeka Invitational today when it faces Topeka West in a first-round game. The good news for the Firebirds (4-5) is that as the No. 2 out-of-town seed, they will face the No. 3 Topeka seed, the Chargers (3-6).
FAKE ID PROBE CONTINUES
January 21, 1999
Police continue to interview members of a Kansas University fraternity but haven’t made any arrests in connection with a fake driver’s license-producing operation. Late last week, police seized a computer, computer discs, printing paper and equipment used to laminate the fake licenses from the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house, 1537 Tenn. Police discovered the equipment while answering a report of stolen furniture and other items.
KUMC OFFERING PEDIATRICS PROGRAM
January 21, 1999
To help health-care professionals provide pediatric respiratory care, the Kansas University Medical Center and Southeast Kansas Area Health Education Center, Pittsburg, will hold a continuing education program from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Pozez Building, 1500 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. The program, titled “Respiratory Care of the Pediatric Patient in Nonacute Settings,” is for nurses, respiratory therapists/respiratory care practitioners and long-term care administrators. It will focus on common respiratory diseases and conditions seen in sick children. Instruction will cover assessment, indications, interventions and patient/family education.
Y2K BRINGS HOSPITAL FUNDING CONTINGENCY
January 21, 1999
When the clock strikes midnight in 344 days, Lawrence Memorial Hospital administrators don’t want to be subjected to the possible breakdowns of computer systems. It’s not that the hospital’s own computers are unreliable — the staff is overseeing the implementation of a $2.7 million “Y2K” compliant accounting system — but there are lingering doubts that systems the hospital depends on will be bug-proof.
DERBY ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD
January 21, 1999
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Fast food is healthy and it’s on a roll.
LCT MYSTERY DELIVERS THRILLS AND CHILLS
January 21, 1999
Lucille Fletcher’s “Night Watch” will keep audience members guessing.
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January 21, 1999
Ten bands, and their albums, that the extreme-music enthusiast should know: * Coal Chamber, “Coal Chamber” (Roadrunner)
TRIO MIXES CHAMBER MUSIC, LATIN RHYTHMS
January 21, 1999
The Triangulo concert is the final event in this season’s Cultural Countdown series at the Lied Center. From J-W wire reports
SOUND OFF
January 21, 1999
Could you print the names of the other finalists for the Lawrence Master Teacher? It would be nice to give those teachers some recognition. There is not a public list of finalists. Teachers are nominated for the honor by their peers and/or principals. With the exception of the teacher who ultimately is named Master Teacher, nominees are not made aware of their status. The district does not release the names of the other teachers who were nominated.
JEFF BEACH
January 21, 1999
Services for Jeff Beach, 96, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Caney Springs Cemetery, Sage, Ark. Mr. Beach died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
CHILD-CARE AUTHORITY PREACHES CHANGE
January 21, 1999
A child-care expert believes the secret to curbing violent crime begins in the cradle.
SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY REMAIN IN DETENTION
January 21, 1999
Twin brothers who allegedly planned an armed robbery and took turns holding a gun on two Lawrence apartment residents were ordered held in custody Wednesday. Jason Fields and James Fields Jr., both of Topeka, were charged with the Dec. 28 robbery at an apartment at 1012 Emery. Police said the Fieldses, both 17, and Richard Lee Patterson, a Topeka resident who turned 18 Wednesday, pushed their way into the apartment and robbed the 22- and 29-year-old occupants.
CULTURAL COUNTDOWN
January 21, 1999
Who: Triangulo, a trio that combines traditional chamber music with Latin rhythms. When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
SOUND OFF
January 21, 1999
I walk at the Riverfront mall, and I am wondering whether I’ll be able to keep doing that because of the new ownership of the mall. Will the new owners kick out the mall walkers? It is the intent of Riverfront LLC investors to allow walkers to continue exercising in the mall. However, the sale is not complete and the final decision on walking will be based on the wishes and policies of the current and future occupants and owners.
TO THE EDITOR,
January 21, 1999
It’s too bad Bill Thompson (“Smart Growth” is next liberal-conservative battle, LJ-W, Jan. 18) didn’t go to the 2nd Annual Smart Growth Conference in Austin, Tex. last month. There, he would have heard keynote speaker, Republican Icon of New Jersey, Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, endorse smart growth as an economically conservative and fiscally responsible policy for protecting our cities, and our taxpayers, from the rising costs of sprawl while ensuring the property rights of land owners. He could have heard a Bank of America senior vice president speak about the need for metropolitan areas to embrace smart growth if they hope to attract environmentally clean businesses. A Bank of America survey of its corporate customers found that there is a nationwide shortage of high-tech employees, and for corporations to keep high-demand employees, corporations need to locate in communities with a high “quality of life,” defined as having open spaces, a clean environment, livable neighborhoods, no traffic congestion, reasonable taxes and excellent schools.
KNOW THEY ARE DOING MORE THAN PRODUCING A PLAYTHEY ARE CARRYING ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN TRADITION OF STORYTELLING.
January 21, 1999
Thunderbird Theatre cast member Dan Marmon takes his role in “Children of the Sun” seriously. He wants to tell the ancient Kiowa tale accurately so members of that tribe won’t be offended. And he wants to do justice to the script written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist N. Scott Momaday. “It’s almost like continuing the stories of the Kiowa people, the stories they held dear to them. It’s making sure the stories aren’t forgotten and that they’re not dying out,” said Marmon, a member of the Pueblo tribe of Laguna., N.M., and an American Indian studies major at Haskell Indian Nations University, home of the Thunderbird Theatre.
EDUCATORS CRITIQUE CLINTON PROPOSALS
January 21, 1999
Area educators question the practical applications of policies discussed during the president’s State of the Union address. Felicia Haynes
DISMISSALS
January 21, 1999
Tedi Blevins and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
OPPORTUNITIES EXPANDED FOR SPRING SEMESTER
January 21, 1999
KU alters services to campus users of so-called “smart” identification cards.
OUR TOWN
January 21, 1999
Aquahawks Sweep Shootout: Lawrence Aquahawks swimmers swept the 50 Freestyle Shootout at the Lawson Invitational in Topeka last weekend. Ani Biesiada won the U-12 division, Megan Little the 13-14 age group and Bria DeSalvo the open competition. Julia Szabo of the Aquahawks scored the most points in the U-12 division and Little was second in the points in her age group. *
OTT DREILING
January 21, 1999
Services for Ott Dreiling, 79, Wichita, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gorham. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gorham, with military honors. Mr. Dreiling died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Via Christi Hospital-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
STUDENTS READY FOR IMPEACHMENT TO END
January 21, 1999
Students in Lawrence tune in to impeachment proceedings, and like Americans in general they are split on whether the president should be removed from office.
CAMPING OUT
January 21, 1999
Douglas County commissioners approved renewing Bill and Ertie Evangelista’s contract to serve as hosts at Lone Star Lake’s campground. The county anticipates fishing and boating will be diminished this summer because of problems with the lake’s spillway, but public works director Keith Browning said camping should still be popular.
ONROLL
January 21, 1999
Teachers can receive a free sign-up package — including racing guidelines, stickers and an entry form — by writing to Lunch Box Derby, P.O. Box 550, Wenatchee, Wash. 98807, or by calling (509) 663-9600. Derby information also can be found on an interactive Web site at http://www.lunchbox.org, and Hy-Vee has kit order forms available in stores.
EGGS AND ISSUES FORUMS SCHEDULED IN LAWRENCE
January 21, 1999
Two forums in which residents can ask their legislators about events at the Statehouse in Topeka have been scheduled. Eggs and Issues forums will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday and March 13 at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.
FREE STATE JUNIOR JEFF FRENYA, COMING BACK FROM KNEE SURGERY, GAVE THE FIREBIRDS THE LEAD FOR GOOD WITH A WIN AT 171 POUNDS IN THEIR DUAL WITH LAWRENCE.
January 21, 1999
Free State High’s wrestlers picked a fine time to win their first dual of the season. The Firebirds won eight of 14 weight divisions on Wednesday night to knock off intracity rival Lawrence High, 40-27, at Seaman High.
S BASKETBALL SIGNEES NICK COLLISON, KIRK HINRICH AND ANDREW GOODEN CONTINUE TO ADD IMPRESSIVELY TO THEIR STATS.
January 21, 1999
Kansas University’s three men’s basketball signees are putting up McDonald’s All-America-type numbers during their senior seasons. Nick Collison, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward/center from Iowa Falls, Iowa, is averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds through 10 games — all Iowa Falls victories.
LONGTIME KU ENDOWMENT TRUSTEE ADAMS DIES
January 21, 1999
A longtime member of the board of trustees for the Kansas University Endowment Association has died. Dr. Paul Adams, 75, died Tuesday at his home in Osage City.
GETAWAY CAR RECOVERED
January 21, 1999
The suspect in Tuesday’s armed robbery of a Lawrence credit union continued to elude authorities.
IN 1974
January 21, 1999
A group of Kansas Republicans was trying to convince U.S. Sen. Bob Dole to run for governor, but Dole indicated he was happy in the Senate.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BRIGHT FOR COUNTY
January 21, 1999
But Douglas County — like the state and nation — will see slower economic growth in 1999 than in 1998.
January 21, 1999
A Kansas University voice professor says the two-act opera is perhaps the most beautiful of all of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 21, 1999
Off-season training can be tedious, but athletes take it all in stride.
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January 21, 1999
Same city, different midseason boys basketball tournament. Lawrence High, a longtime participant in the Topeka Invitational, will play the next three days at the Capital Classic at Washburn Rural High in Topeka. Free State will replace LHS in the Topeka Invitational. Both schools have agreed to rotate between the two tournaments each year.
HOSPITAL MAKES MOVE ON AMBULATORY CENTER
January 21, 1999
If events proceed as planned, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and a group of surgeons will open an ambulatory surgery center in August 1999.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
January 21, 1999
More and more music fans in search of something a bit heavier are discovering “NuMetal” — a mix of hard-core rock music and hip-hop.
January 21, 1999
David Mamet’s dark comedy about cutthroat ethics is a perfect fit for the rough-and-ready troupe.
LOW-BUDGET BUFFALO
January 21, 1999
What: “American Buffalo,” a play by David Mamet. When: 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
SOUND OFF
January 21, 1999
Can you provide a mailing address for Chip Crews, a reporter for The Washington Post? You can reach Crews in care of The Washington Post, Style Section, 1150 15th. St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.
BLOOD-PRESSURE CHECKS OFFERED SATURDAY
January 21, 1999
To help reduce the risk of problems associated with high blood pressure, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering free blood-pressure checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa. Educational materials from the American Heart Assn. will be provided. Volunteer assistance will be given by the Kanwaka FCE.
POTENTIAL PARTNERS
January 21, 1999
Ten Lawrence surgeons are forming a partnership with Lawrence Memorial Hospital to own and operate an ambulatory surgery center near Sixth and Maine. The surgeons are: William Bailey, Robert Dinsdale, Lawrence Gaston Jr., Neal Lintecum, Lynn O’Neal, Jeffry Randall, Stephen Segebrecht, Scott Thellman, Richard Wendt and Kenneth Wertzberger.
EPIC THEATER
January 21, 1999
What: “Children of the Sun,” performed by the Thunderbird Theatre of Haskell Indian Nations University. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. A talk-back session with the director, cast and crew will follow the performance.
(NO HEADLINE)
January 21, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1991 white Acura Legend valued on a police report at $13,000 was taken between 10:35 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 100 block of Pinecone, police reported. The car also contained miscellaneous equipment valued at $3,000, police reported.
PODIUM PERFORMANCE
January 21, 1999
A good speech doesn’t necessarily make for good policy. Incredible as it seemed, when President Clinton took the podium Tuesday night, he seemed oblivious to the political peril he faces.
REVENGE
January 21, 1999
What: “Iolanthe,” an opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-30.
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January 21, 1999
1-21-99 Chuck Woodling column Chancellors customarily show up at Kansas University athletics board meetings about as often as Dennis Rodman goes ice fishing so I was a tad surprised to see Robert Hemenway at a KUAC board meeting the other day.