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Free State boys take seventh at Topeka Invitational
January 24, 1999
Apparently, it’s the early Firebird that catches the win. Free State High’s boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 66-50 victory over Kansas City Washington in the seventh-place game of the Topeka Invitational at Topeka West. The noon tipoff was the earliest in school history.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 24, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * An RCA video cassette recorder, a 27-inch Magnavox color television and other items were reported stolen between 8 a.m. Jan. 2 and 1 p.m. Jan. 18 from a home in the 1900 block of West 31st. The estimated loss is $1,665.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
Lawrence city commissioners will consider tapping into a series of changes intended to stem the tide of underage drinking and alcohol abuse in Lawrence. Commissioners will receive an “implementation report” concerning recommendations included in the final report from the Joint City-Universities Task Force on Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
Initial plans for two new grocery stores in northwest Lawrence will be up for review Wednesday by Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners. Included on their meeting agenda:
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
On Tuesday, education and community leaders vowed to wage an unprecedented campaign against illegal alcohol consumption in Lawrence. Mayor Marty Kennedy, Haskell Indian Nations University President Bob Martin and Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway convened at city hall to endorse 11 recommendations from the task force. The trio agreed to the necessity of a coordinated effort to influence local consumers and marketers of spirits.
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
The Dillons store would be the company’s first in Lawrence since 1989, when it opened a super store at 3300 W. Sixth. “We wouldn’t proceed with this kind of project unless we felt there was the growth and opportunity in this location,” said Dennis Gaschler, a spokesman for Dillons, which is headquartered in Hutchinson.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January 24, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * An RCA video cassette recorder, a 27-inch Magnavox color television and other items were reported stolen between 8 a.m. Jan. 2 and 1 p.m. Jan. 18 from a home in the 1900 block of West 31st. The estimated loss is $1,665.
LISTEN TO THE LYRICS: IN MUSIC WORLD, COMMON THEMES PREVAIL
January 24, 1999
For several months I’ve been going through my old albums and tapes, putting together tapes of individual performers. You know, Jolson, Crosby, Sinatra, Merman, Fitzgerald, Horne, dozens of others. I’ve also been going through old movie musicals and creating my own tapes of shows. I’ve come to spot the stereotypes, three songs about wagons pulling into town, “Mule Train,” “Wells Fargo Wagon,” “The Deadwood Stage.” And things like “And then in 1919 l wrote …” Or those medleys, a series of playbills on the screen as the star goes out on tour, usually by train. That way the movie-makers could squeeze in a lot of beloved old songs.
COUNTY CONSIDERS NEW BASE STATION
January 24, 1999
A two-way radio base station may be in the future at Stratford Road and Sunset Drive if Douglas County commissioners approve the $366,303 purchase Monday. Emergency communications director Jim Denney has asked for permission to access the state’s contract and buy the equipment from funds generated by the 911 fee county residents pay with their telephone bill.
ETHICAL QUESTION
January 24, 1999
To the editor: I read in the Journal-World that Lawrence Memorial Hospital is forming a partnership with ten local surgeons whereby the hospital and these surgeons will own and operate a new ambulatory surgery center.
FRANK R. STURDY
January 24, 1999
Graveside services for Frank R. Sturdy, 100, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Cemetery. Mr. Sturdy, a longtime Baldwin and Vinland area resident, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Village Manor Care Center in Ottawa.
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January 24, 1999
Free State finished fifth out of 10 teams in the Washburn Rural Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. The Firebirds defeated Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, 42-34, and Washburn Rural, 40-37. Free State bowed to Blue Valley North, 32-30; Columbus, 61-12; and Valley Center, 47-24.
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January 24, 1999
Tough times for the tender To survive a Kansas winter, plants will need a thick skin.
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January 24, 1999
Robin Shield nailed five of eight three-point shots and scored 28 points to propel Haskell to a 101-82 women’s basketball triumph over Central College on Saturday at Coffin Complex. Eve Robichaud added 22 points as the Fightin’ Indians hiked their record to 17-0.
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January 24, 1999
Z-Teca restaurant installed a new sign that sticks out from the top of its building. Is there a city ordinance that keeps signs from being conspicuous? “The sign ordinance allows projecting sign in C-3 (central commercial) zoning,” said Gene Shaughnessy, the city’s chief building inspector. “Signs shall not project more than 6 feet from the facade or wall it is attached to and be 8 feet or more from the sidewalk to the bottom of the sign.
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PONY UP FOR PUPPIES
January 24, 1999
A group of third-graders from Quail Run School on Friday presented the Lawrence Humane Society with more than $400 and a table full of items to help out the organization. The gifts have been collected at the school since December. More than half of the money came through a program called Pennies for Puppies, in which students brought their extra pennies to school, said Midge Grinstead, humane society executive director.
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January 24, 1999
Kansas University’s football recruiting season is hitting the home stretch with at least one more slot than expected to fill. Cedric Fields, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman from Corsicana, Texas, committed to Kansas in late December. This past week, he changed his mind and now says he’ll attend Baylor next fall.
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January 24, 1999
Kansas captured the men’s portion of the annual KU-Kansas State-Missouri triangular track meet on Saturday in Ahearn Fieldhouse. the Jayhawks compiled 133 points to Missouri’s 116 and Kansas State’s 101.
S GAME-HIGH 19 POINTS AND HER STIFLING DEFENSE HELPED KANSAS UPEND NO. 6 TEXAS TECH, 55-45.
January 24, 1999
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team wasn’t supposed to stand much chance against mighty Texas Tech. While the Jayhawks were reeling, the Red Raiders were reeling off wins.
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January 24, 1999
Three Lawrence High wrestlers placed in the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational on Saturday. Ryan Fender was third at 160 pounds, Jason Fender fifth at 152 pounds and Sean Patton sixth at 125 pounds.
JOSEPH
January 24, 1999
Arrangements for Mass of Christian Burial for Leatha M. “Josie” Joseph, 80, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Ms. Joseph died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at her home.
1-24-99BILL MAYER COLUMN
January 24, 1999
I find myself wondering if with the hiring of Rick Barnes as Texas basketball coach, Gabe Muoneke became an even more violent accident waiting to happen. He’d shown “physical” tendencies before, so Barnes can’t take all the credit. Muoneke played his bop-and-bonk role to a “T” against Kansas Monday. Wonder of wonders, he then got suspended for one game for three cheap shots, none of which drew whistles. I had to check the program to make sure Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the late Helen Keller weren’t calling the game. Who, and where, were those guys?
GUN POINTED IN DISTURBANCE
January 24, 1999
An 18-year-old ended up in Douglas County Jail after witnesses said he brought a gun to a fight to make sure it was “fair.” John Cohen Lewis, Overland Park, came to Lawrence with friends to “settle” a score, Lawrence police said. They went to a party at Highpointe Apartments, 2001 W. Sixth. A fight broke out Saturday morning, just after midnight. Witnesses told police Lewis wasn’t involved in the fight but pulled the gun out.
GUN POINTED IN DISTURBANCE
January 24, 1999
An 18-year-old ended up in Douglas County Jail after witnesses said he brought a gun to a fight to make sure it was “fair.” John Cohen Lewis, Overland Park, came to Lawrence with friends to “settle” a score, Lawrence police said. They went to a party at Highpointe Apartments, 2001 W. Sixth. A fight broke out Saturday morning, just after midnight.
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January 24, 1999
Former Kansas University basketball forward Raef LaFrentz has signed a three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets. LaFrentz, the third overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, will receive close to $9 million over three years, the maximum amount a rookie can receive.
LIFE
January 24, 1999
Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years Misha Defonseca
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January 24, 1999
Here is a sampling of the movies that have production credits in Kansas, according to information compiled by Washburn University and the Kansas Film Commission, both in Topeka. * “Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies” (1973)
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January 24, 1999
Here is a sampling of the movies that are set in Kansas or have a Kansas connection through the writer, director or other movie principal, according to information compiled by Washburn University in Topeka and other sources. * “Abilene Town” (1946)
BRASS ENSEMBLE PROMISES TO BE STELLAR
January 24, 1999
Stellar Brass, the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Rockies, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. Following the recital, Stellar Brass members will conduct a clinic for KU brass students at 6:30 p.m. in room 102 in Murphy Hall.
SOUND OFF
January 24, 1999
I’ve noticed that the Kansas flag has a sunflower above the state seal. Is this an official addition? When was this mandated and why? Leslie Cade with the Kansas State Historical Society said that Kansas flag was first described in state statutes in 1927 and modified in 1961. The sunflower, part of the crest, was included in the 1927 description in state statute, chapter 281, section 2 :
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January 24, 1999
Laron Dawn of champion Kansas City (Mo.) Paseo was named MVP of the Tonganoxie Invitational boys basketball tournament. Dawn scored 22 points in the Pirates’ 72-43 win over Bonner Springs in Saturday night’s championship game.
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
* Defer consideration of a final development plan for Internal Medicine Group. The proposal — which would be deferred until February’s meeting — would place a modular 1,410-square-foot office north of the existing medical office building. The property is northwest of Harvard and Westdale roads. Requested by The Peridian Group for Internal Medicine Group. The property owner of record is PSS Partnership. * Consider a preliminary plat for Allen Press Addition, a one-lot industrial plat covering 8.34 acres east of the intersection of 10th and Delaware streets. Submitted by The Peridian Group for Allen East Inc., property owner of record.
JOSEPH ALANDO TIDD
January 24, 1999
Graveside services for Joseph Alando Tidd, 69, Pinnacle, N.C., were held Saturday at Crestview Memorial Park, Rural Hall. Mr. Tidd died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in Plant City, Fla.
UPGRADE TO DISRUPT J-W PHONES
January 24, 1999
The Journal-World’s phone system will be disconnected between noon and approximately 2 p.m. today while new equipment is installed. Voice messaging associated with the equipment may not be available until Monday afternoon.
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January 24, 1999
* The board will hear reports from the Curriculum Advisory Council, Lawrence Schools Foundation, Lawrence Business/Education Partnerships, the Lawrence Education Assn. and the Lawrence Schools Area Council. * Supt. Kathleen Williams will give a report from the Futures Planning Conference, held Thursday through Saturday, on goals for the future of education in the Lawrence schools.
January 24, 1999
Doug Weaver, Mike Senften and Brian Paulette are three of Lawrence’s best actors. So when you see them listed as the entire cast of a play you know you’re in store for something special. Throw in David Mamet’s play-writing abilities and it’s a theatrical piece de resistance.
IN 1899
January 24, 1999
On Jan. 24, 1899, the Lawrence World carried the headlines “WILL BE BUILT - The Electric Line Indicates Business.” The following article stated: “The Lawrence electric line will be built. This consummation devoutly to be wished for is made a certainty by the filing of a mortgage by the Lawrence Railway company to the Colonial Trust company for $150,000….This is a business move and indicates that Mr. Kern has raised the money with which to build the line and still make it worth while for himself to do so. Lawrence has felt dubious about the building of the line but now that we know where the money is coming from there is little doubt but that confidence will be restored.” The Lawrence electric line was not built at this time and it would be 1909 before one was built. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
T WIN IT MANY FANS. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
January 24, 1999
Loggerhead shrikes are not everyone’s favorite songbird. Shrikes are little predators, and they come equipped with a predator’s lifestyle and imagination. Predation itself probably is not what people find unappealing. After all, robins and wood warblers are predators, but they are considered excellent, first-class birds. Shrike predation is different. After catching prey, shrikes search out an Osage orange thorn or a loose wire, which they use to impale the prey. When the item is properly hung, it can be cut up for eating. As a consequence, shrikes colloquially are called “butcher birds,” and such a nickname is more-or-less pejorative (if not, then why we do now prefer to call a butcher shop a meat market?). It really isn’t so bad if the shrike hangs up a grasshopper, but if the food is a ruby-crowned kinglet, shrikes lose our sympathy.
FACES AND PLACES
January 24, 1999
Terry Snepp has been named production manager, estimator and quality controller at Maaco Auto Painting and Body Works, in Topeka. He had been with Laird Noller Ford and Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, and has 25 years of experience in the auto body repair industry. *
FORUM FOCUSES ON ROAD FUNDING
January 24, 1999
A Saturday forum gave about 100 members of the public a chance to hear from their state officeholders about the issues facing the Legislature.
SIX-FOOT UTILITYMAN JOE KIVETT FILLED IN ABLY AT CENTER AND THE BULLDOGS CLIPPED ANDERSON COUNTY, 67-58.
January 24, 1999
Maybe size doesn’t matter. Baldwin High boys basketball player Joe Kivett made a strong argument for the little guy by playing the post effectively in the Bulldogs’ 67-58 win over Anderson County Saturday in the fifth-placed game of the Baldwin Invitational basketball tournament.
S BASKETBALL SEASON.
January 24, 1999
Superb one half. Shaky the next. A big victory one night. A close call or deflating loss the next.
LAWRENCE HIGH OUTSCORED SANTA FE TRAIL 26-4 IN THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS BEFORE ROLLING TO ITS FIRST VICTORY OF THE 1998-99 SEASON.
January 24, 1999
The monkey is off the back, the weight is off the shoulders and the load is off the mind. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team won a game Saturday. And the Lions didn’t care if it was for seventh place in an eight-team tournament.
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January 24, 1999
Like Father, Like Daughter What: “Femme Forms and Father Figures.”
MOVIEMAKERS HAVE SEVERAL IMAGES TO DRAW FROM WHEN THEY SET THEIR FILMS IN KANSAS.
January 24, 1999
In Howard Hawks’ 1948 film “Red River,” Montgomery Clift rides into Abilene with his herd of cattle. The year is 1865, and the film kicks up the dust as it tells the story of the first cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail. The journey from Texas to Kansas is peppered with a series of stampedes, Indian battles and gunfights — all of which points to the movie’s climax, a gunfight between Clift and John Wayne.
S SATELLITE BRANCH MAKES OFFICIAL BUSINESS LESS TAXING
January 24, 1999
The two clerks who work at the treasurer’s satellite station at the Dillons on Sixth Street walk the aisles when their legs get cramped, pick up odds and ends on their breaks, and eat without leaving when the weather’s bad.
CORRECTING THE COUNT
January 24, 1999
The state’s attempt to count university students and military personnel in their “home towns” rather than where they actually live is unfair and outmoded. A measure being considered in the Kansas Senate would correct a significant inequity in how Kansas residents are counted.
DESPITE BOOMING ECONOMY, LAWRENCE PAWN SHOP GOES BUST
January 24, 1999
Lawrence is losing one of its three pawn shops, and the owner says it’s because the town’s economy is good.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION AGENDA
January 24, 1999
* Proclaim Feb. 1-6 “Coaches vs. Cancer Three Point Attack Week.” * Approve drinking-establishment licenses for Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass.; Paisano’s Ristorante, 2112 W. 25th St., Suite C; Shenago Lounge, 2907 W. Sixth; Fatso’s, 1016 Mass.; Rudy’s Pizzeria, 704 Mass.; West Coast Saloon, 2222 Iowa; and Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H.
THREE-DAY CONFERENCE YIELDS GOALS FOR SCHOOLS
January 24, 1999
Futures Planning Conference participants leave with newfound dedication to Lawrence schools.
A LITTLE BIT OF THE MIDWEST CAN GO A LONG WAY IN THE GARDEN.
January 24, 1999
With the anticipated search for new flower varieties each year, gardeners are wise to consider those plants that shout “Kansas.” After all, we live and garden in the heart of the Midwest, in a temperature climate with relatively mild winters, hot summers and a restricted amount of moisture. The National Garden Bureau has identified several new varieties for 1999 that fit well in the Kansas Landscape.
BIRTHS
January 24, 1999
Michael and Sheri Martin, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Jeff and Audra Steiner, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
FATHER, DAUGHTER CONCENTRATE ON HUMAN FORM
January 24, 1999
“Femme Forms and Father Figures” showcases two artists’ shared fascination with the human body.
EAGLE DAYS DRAWS RAPT ATTENTION
January 24, 1999
Kaw Valley Eagles Day gave young people a chance to see some of their wild neighbors up close and maybe, organizers hope, come away with a respect for nature.
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January 24, 1999
An update on projects approved under the bond issue and the Free State High School swimming pool are up for discussion at the Lawrence school board business meeting. New business includes purchase contracts, a search for a new principal for the elementary school scheduled to be built on land west of Wakarusa, and the disposal of a barn on property the district owns at 2201 La.
MOM@HOME.COM KEEPS LINKS TO PARENTS OPEN STUDENTS EMBRACE E-MAIL CRAZE
January 24, 1999
Easy access to computers is making electronic mail the communication mode of choice among harried KU students.
FREE STATE SNAPPED A THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK BY DEFEATING KC WASHINGTON TO TAKE SEVENTH PLACE AT THE TOPEKA INVITATIONAL.
January 24, 1999
Apparently, it’s the early Firebird that catches the win. Free State High’s boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 66-50 victory over Kansas City Washington in the seventh-place game of the Topeka Invitational at Topeka West. The noon tipoff was the earliest in school history.
RETURN TO LENDER LIBRARY HIRES FIRM TO COLLECT FINES, OVERDUE BOOKS
January 24, 1999
The total of overdue fines at the library in 1998 was $32,657, and the value of overdue items came to $79,067.
LHS boys top Santa Fe Trail, 73-40
January 24, 1999
The monkey is off the back, the weight is off the shoulders and the load is off the mind. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team won a game Saturday. And the Lions didn’t care if it was for seventh place in an eight-team tournament.
DAVID ROUBISON SCORED FIVE OF HIS GAME-HIGH 21 POINTS IN THE EXTRA PERIOD IN THE THIRD-PLACE GAME OF THE TONGANOXIE INVITATIONAL.
January 24, 1999
A lesson for aspiring boys basketball players who hate conditioning themselves: Basketball games are not won by players who are constantly tugging on their shorts and pleading for oxygen. Eudora never lost its legs and endured for a 70-61 overtime win over Rock Creek on Saturday night to capture third place in the Tonganoxie Invitational tournament.
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE MUDDLED BY APATHY
January 24, 1999
With comments ranging from “Let’s take a step forward” to “What part of `no’ don’t you understand,” supporters and opponents of a bond issue are gearing up for Round II. The Perry-Lecompton school board will ask voters to approve a $14.86 million bond issue in April for a new high school, five months after voters narrowly rejected a similar measure.
WORTHLOOK
January 24, 1999
The Lawrence Community Theatre’s Friday night performance of the mystery “Night Watch” made good on its hype to keep viewers guessing and on the edge of their seats by showcasing an intricate plot and several strong performances. “Night Watch,” by Lucille Fletcher, centers on a rich heiress who has trouble convincing anyone that a crime may be afoot.
WILMA LEAH ROBINSON
January 24, 1999
Services for Wilma Leah Robinson, 91, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Quisenberry Chapel. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Robinson died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
WANT A LICENSE PLATE WITH THAT SALAD?
January 24, 1999
The satellite station for the Douglas County treasurer’s office at Dillons on Sixth Street is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. County residents can renew tags, title cars and pay real estate and personal property taxes at the station.
OSKALOOSA MADE A LATE RUN, BUT THE CHARGERS WITHSTOOD THE CHALLENGE FOR A 55-50 VICTORY.
January 24, 1999
Before the McLouth Invitational championship game, both Jefferson North boys basketball coach Jim Brickell and Oskaloosa counterpart Bob Gould expected a dog fight. On Saturday night, they learned they were correct.
VITAL LIBRARIES
January 24, 1999
There is no more important job at Kansas University than overseeing the library system. Few jobs at any major university are as important as that of dean of the libraries. As former Kansas University Chancellor Franklin Murphy stressed, “The heart of any great university is its library.”
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January 24, 1999
The $16.6 million bond issue passed by Lawrence voters in November included the construction of a new elementary school on land already owned by the district west of Wakarusa. A resolution set forth by the district calls for opening of bids and the sale of bonds on Feb. 22.
1-24-99NED KEHDE COLUMN
January 24, 1999
No doubt about it, ice fishing is the most hair-raising endeavor anglers can attempt in these parts. One reason is the ice season seldom lasts more than four weeks, and some winters it is even less. For instance, there wasn’t a lick of ice during the winter of 1991-92.
GOOD
January 24, 1999
Plunging pork prices make one Douglas County farmer’s plight seem almost like a blessing.