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IN 1899
March 2, 1999
On March 2, 1899, the Lawrence World predicted: “In the course of human events all of the streets of Lawrence will be macadamized (a kind of street paving) if the same amount of rock is broken up that has been during the past few months. There have been three rock piles, one at the jail for county purposes, one at the city calaboose for city purposes, and another just west of the jail for the city poor. (The jail was along the south river bank near Sixth and Vermont Streets). At the latter pile the men are paid by the cubic yard and an immense amount of rock has been broken. Let the good work go on.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ANNA M. ROME
March 2, 1999
Services for Anna M. Rome, 80, Hays, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery. Mrs. Rome died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Hays Medical Center-Hadley Campus.
BALDWIN ADMINISTRATOR FIRES UTILITY DIRECTOR
March 2, 1999
The Baldwin City Council approved hiring an interim director of electric utilities after the former director was fired last week. Rick Anderson, director of the city’s electric utilities, was fired Thursday by City Administrator Larry Paine.
COUNTY WAIVES POLICY
March 2, 1999
The Douglas County Commission Monday approved waiving the county’s purchasing policy so the public works department could negotiate with George Butler Associates for design work on the spillway at Lone Star Lake. The spillway, which diverts floodwaters during heavy rains, has deteriorated over a long period of time.
GREENHOUSES GET ZONING LATITUDE
March 2, 1999
Retail commercial greenhouses will get their chance to open in the unincorporated parts of the county without finding business zoning.
RIVERRIDGE ROAD WIDENING AN EXAMPLE OF CITY-COUNTY COOPERATION COUNTY TO HELP WIDEN ROADWAY
March 2, 1999
Lawrence officials intend to widen Riverridge Road between Iowa and Michigan streets with or without the county’s help. City Public Works Director George Williams said as much at the beginning of the Douglas County Commission meeting Monday morning at the courthouse.
SERIES TO EXPLAIN BOND PROPOSAL
March 2, 1999
The DeSoto school board on Monday night approved holding a series of public meetings explaining details of a $42.5 million bond issue that voters will decide in June. The board approved meetings for March 29 at Clear Creek Elementary in Shawnee, March 30 at Starside Elementary in DeSoto and March 31 at the rural fire station in Lexington Township. Each meeting starts at 7 p.m.
ELECTION UPDATES
March 2, 1999
The Journal-World’s Access line will update primary election results throughout tonight as they are made available by the Douglas County Clerk’s office after polls close at 7 p.m. Race results can be received by calling Access, 865-5000, and entering the corresponding category:
FLORENCE SARAH SPRINGER
March 2, 1999
Services for Florence Sarah Springer, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Springer died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Sterling House.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 2, 1999
I’m getting ready to do file my state and federal tax returns, and someone told me that I can get a refund on the amount of sales tax I’ve paid for food. How do I go about doing this? How much of a refund can I get? First of all, there are certain qualifications that you must meet to be eligible, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue.
HAROLD EARL HOLROYD SR.
March 2, 1999
Graveside services for Harold Earl Holroyd Sr., 57, Kansas City, Kan., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wild Horse Cemetery, southeast of McLouth. Mr. Holroyd died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
HARRY NEWTON JONES
March 2, 1999
Memorial services for Harry Newton Jones, 91, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wilmington Church of Christ, south of Harveyville. Cremation has been held, and private inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia. Mr. Jones died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
RIVER EROSION
March 2, 1999
To the editor: Two recent J-W articles reported that Douglas and Leavenworth counties could soon cost-share with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to save the vital Eudora bridge with a project that may involve building $1.2 million in jetties to stabilize the Kansas River channel north and west of Eudora. I feel it’s wrong to use county taxes for this.
LOCAL STUDENTS WIN AT HISTORY DAY
March 2, 1999
Several Lawrence junior and senior high school students won honors at a regional 1999 History Day competition during the weekend at Washburn University in Topeka. “This is a huge undertaking for these kids,” said Dari Ashworth, a gifted facilitator and sponsor for the contest at Central Junior High School.
70-YEAR-OLD DIES IN RURAL LINWOOD FIRE
March 2, 1999
A 70-year-old man died Monday in a house fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, authorities said. Claude Brown died inside his home about 4Typewriter Keys to the Future.” Individual performance, senior division, first place, Maggie Beedles, LHS, “A Calling Obstructed: The Story of Lise Meitner.” Group performance, senior division, first place, Ashley Crowder, Aisha Bell, Mitzi Keel, Eric Southard and Heather Baker, Central Junior High, “The Great Ape: Its Impact on History.” Individual media, senior division, second place, Jesse Gruber, Central Junior High, “The Manhattan Project.” Group media, junior division, first place, Hannah Kern, Gina Lorenz, Kathryn Seibel, Nicolette Weil, Central Junior High, “Photography: The Image of Change.” sponded to the fire.
MAX W. MALIN
March 2, 1999
Mass of Christian Burial for Max W. Malin, 45, Plainville, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church cemetery. Mr. Malin died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at his parents’ home.
OWNERS OF SEVERAL LOCAL FUEL TANKS OUT OF COMPLIANCE
March 2, 1999
Of 172 underground fuel tanks in Douglas County, 36 have not met new regulations showing they don’t leak. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Monday began targeting facilities where tanks may be leaking fuel.
VOTERS TO PICK TOP CITY CANDIDATES
March 2, 1999
The Douglas County clerk’s office already has received more than 200 absentee ballots for the primary election, and another 173 people voted early in person at the county courthouse.
RICHARD E. BAKKEN
March 2, 1999
Services for Richard E. Bakken, 42, Lawrence, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mission Center Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Bakken died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at his home.
SNOWBARGER FINDS WORK IN ANOTHER HOUSE … HIS
March 2, 1999
Former U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger said Monday that his forced departure from Congress turned out to be a mixed blessing. It left the Kansas Republican unemployed but offered an opportunity for soul-searching and time to tackle neglected projects around the family home in Olathe.
S PARADE AUCTION NETS $12,000
March 2, 1999
A celebrity sports auction held by the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee netted about $12,000, an organizer said. “It’s about the same as we did last year,” said organizer Debi Drummet.
SURVEY FINDS KANSAS NUMBERS SLOWING
March 2, 1999
The Kansas economy showed signs of slowing during February, even as other Midwestern states resumed expansion, according to a new survey. The monthly survey of factories in nine Midwestern states found that an increase in exports helped fuel improvement across the region.
WAYNE ELDON KOEHLER
March 2, 1999
Graveside services for Wayne Eldon Koehler, 72, Bremerton, Wash., were held Feb. 25 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Koehler died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in Tacoma, Wash.
THE ONLY THING STANDING IN THE WAY OF A DIV. II TOURNAMENT BERTH FOR THE INDIANS IS THE COUGARS — A TEAM HINU HAS DEFEATED THREE TIMES ALREADY THIS SEASON.
March 2, 1999
Three times this season Haskell Indian Nations University has defeated Redlands CC in women’s basketball. But the fourth time would be the charm. A victory over the Oklahoma two-year school on Saturday night at Coffin Complex would send HINU to the NJCAA Div. II women’s tournament March 17-20 in Hagerstown, Md.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 2, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * Staff at Priscilla’s, 1206 W. 23rd, told Lawrence police someone broke into the adult novelty store on Sunday, breaking a 4-foot-by-5-foot plateglass window to gain entry. A neon video sign and white lace lingerie were stolen during the incident, the store said. Damage and losses were estimated at $1,269 on a report, which was made available Monday.
SCREENING CLINIC OFFERED FOR TODDLERS
March 2, 1999
The Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council will sponsor a free screening clinic for children, ages birth to 3 years old, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 17 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s auditorium. The screening will check children’s motor skills, speech and language development, self-help and personal-social development and vision.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN J-W OSCAR CONTEST
March 2, 1999
Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett and Robert Duvall didn’t take home any prizes from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. But three Lawrence residents did. The winner of this year’s Academy Awards contest sponsored by the Journal-World is Ann Hartley, who correctly selected winners in seven of the 10 Oscar categories on our ballot. She will win four movie passes donated by Hollywood Theatres.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 2, 1999
Kansas senior Ryan Robertson has been named winner of the 1999 PaineWebber Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Robertson, who has a 3.65 grade point average in business administration, is the second Jayhawk to win in the four-year history of the award. Jacque Vaughn won in 1997, North Carolina State’s Todd Fuller in 1996 and Duke’s Taymon Domzalski last season.
HARRY NEWTON JONES
March 2, 1999
Memorial services for Harry Newton Jones, 91, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilmington Church of Christ, south of Harveyville. Cremation has been held, and private inurnment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia. Mr. Jones died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Colonial Manor of Lawrence.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 2, 1999
Matt Fisher hit two free throws with three seconds remaining, and seventh-seeded Eudora upended No. 2 seed Kansas City Piper, 53-52, in a Class 4A sub-state basketball game on Monday night at Piper. “It’s our party,” EHS coach Chad Eshbaugh said, “and we’re fighting just to get invited.”
TEAMS.
March 2, 1999
Kansas finished the regular season with a 19-9 men’s basketball record. Not good enough to impress voters in the Associated Press poll, but not too shabby, either.
ATHLETE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
March 2, 1999
Lawrence Police say they haven’t narrowed in on a motive for the Saturday shooting of a Kansas University football player.
KU POLICE INVESTIGATING SWASTIKA ON HALL DOOR
March 2, 1999
Kansas University police are investigating a possible hate crime in which someone burned a swastika on a KU residence hall door. KU police Sgt. Randy Kern said Monday that the swastika, which appeared to have been burned on the door with a lighter, was discovered Saturday in Oliver Hall.
HOSPITAL SUPPORT
March 2, 1999
The Hearts of Gold Ball netted both financial proceeds and a dose of good will for Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Congratulations to all those who played a role in organizing, arranging and staging the highly successful Hearts of Gold Ball.
70-YEAR-OLD DIES IN RURAL LINWOOD FIRE
March 2, 1999
A 70-year-old man died Monday in a house fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, authorities said. Claude Brown died inside his home about 4lways steps up to help out.” Eve Robichaud, a 5-8 sophomore from McAlester, Okla., averages 11.5 points a game. Right behind is Marinda Lamon, a 6-0 sophomore, at 10.6. Devon Townsend, a 5-7 sophomore from Albuquerque, N.M., rounds out the starting lineup. She averages 7.2 points per game. Others who log court time are freshmen Tamy Hammer, Toni Stanger, Quindy Whiteman and Shauna Hurst, and sophomores Shelby Palmer and Louann Benslow. As of Monday, no tipoff time had been set for Saturday’s game. It’s possible two games will be played. NJCAA officials are attempting to schedule the men’s playoff game between Redlands CC and Brown Mackie at Cosponded to the fire. Baldwin administrator fires utility director Baldwin — The Baldwin City Council approved hiring an interim director of electric utilities after the former director was fired last week. Rick Anderson, director of the city’s electric utilities, was fired Thursday by City Administrator Larry Paine. “We weren’t getting done what we needed to get done,” Paine said. Anderson had been director of electrical utilities for eight years. The city council on Monday night approved hiring interim director Terry McKenney of Black and Veatch Engineering of Overland Park. McKenney will start Monday and work for 12 weeks at a cost of $36,000 to $40,000 to the city, Paine said. A search will be conducted for a permanent director, he said. KU police investigating swastika on hall door Kansas University police are investigating a possible hate crime in which someone burned a swastika on a KU residence hall door. KU police Sgt. Randy Kern said Monday that the swastika, which appeared to have been burned on the door with a lighter, was discovered Saturday in Oliver Hall. “At this time we are considering this a hate/bias crime,” he said. There is at least one student living in the room where the door was damaged, KU police said. Kern said no arrests have been made in the incident. Screening clinic offered for toddlers The Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council will sponsor a free screening clinic for children, ages birth to 3 years old, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 17 in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s auditorium. The screening will check children’s motor skills, speech and language development, self-help and personal-social development and vision. To schedule an appointment, call the council at 832-5097, ext. 216.
COUPLE ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION AT KU
March 2, 1999
Tenure and promotion cases involving two KU faculty members resulted in the filing of a race- and sex-discrimination lawsuit in federal court.
S 50-41 BOYS BASKETBALL VICTORY OVER SANTA FE TRAIL.
March 2, 1999
One day into March and Baldwin High’s Andy Meinen feels like he’s already got the Madness. The Bulldog junior scored 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting as Baldwin topped Santa Fe Trail, 50-41, in a Class 4A boys basketball sub-state matchup.
GOLF INVENTORS HELP OTHERS AIM FOR GREEN
March 2, 1999
A Lawrence man and his father marketing their device to help golfers are following the path cut by the Ginsu Knife: the infomercial.