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(NO HEADLINE)
March 4, 1999
University of Nebraska senior center Venson Hamilton has been named player of the year and Texas’ Rick Barnes coach of the year in a vote of Big 12 men’s basketball coaches. Kansas’ Jeff Boschee was named freshman of the year and Texas A&M junior Clifton Cook newcomer of the year.
CANVASSERS TO CAST OUT ODD VOTES
March 4, 1999
Results from Tuesday’s primary elections won’t be official until Friday, after the Douglas County Board of Canvassers reviews a handful of miscast, damaged or vote-heavy ballots.
SCHOOLS ENTER GRIEF MODE
March 4, 1999
Counselors will be available again today at Sunset Hill School, following the death of a fourth-grader.
COUNTY AGAIN TABLES SUBDIVISION ZONING REQUEST
March 4, 1999
After a week’s postponement by the Douglas County Commission and days of failed negotiations, Doug Compton and Bob and Betty Lichtwardt finally found common ground during Wednesday night’s commission meeting. It remains to be seen whether that will translate into approval from the commissioners themselves, who, because of a protest petition circulated by the Lichtwardts, would have to approve the request by unanimous vote.
CYNTHIA A. SWITCH
March 4, 1999
Drum services for Cynthia A. “Kitche-Kamee-Quah” Switch, 64, Horton, will be 5:30 p.m. today at the old Kickapoo Community Building, west of Horton. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Wizo Cemetery near Mayetta. Mrs. Switch died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka.
COUNTY TOPS STATE IN GROWTH ESTIMATES
March 4, 1999
Water officials say natural resources in the region are capable of sustaining the expected growth.
EUDORA VOTERS DENY CITY INCUMBENT ANOTHER TERM
March 4, 1999
An incumbent on the Eudora City Council lost his chance for re-election on Tuesday night, while all four school board incumbents survived the primary election. City Councilman Allen Morriss, who received 104 votes, failed to make the cut to advance to the general election.
VICTIM OF HAZING SUING KU
March 4, 1999
A 1997 hazing incident at a Kansas University fraternity leads to a lawsuit alleging negligence.
SALLIE MAE ANTICIPATES BOOST IN BUSINESS FROM NEW PACT
March 4, 1999
News of a contract with Educaid was welcomed at the Lawrence loan servicing center.
A CAMPUS HAS TO OFFER BEFORE DECIDING ON COLLEGE SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
March 4, 1999
College is more than what the classroom has to offer.
LHS TEAM QUALIFIES FOR STATE COMPETITION
March 4, 1999
The Lawrence High School Science Olympiad team placed sixth overall at the regional competition on Feb. 27, qualifying for state competition in April. The team placed first in Polymer Detective; second in Bottle Rockets and Surfing the ‘Net; third in Chem Lab, Earth-Sea-Sky, Experimental Design and Reach for the Stars; and fourth place in Bungie Egg Drop and Road Scholar.
THEATER
March 4, 1999
A Lawrence actress has devoted her life to children’s theater.
SYMPHONY TO PERFORM CONCERTOS
March 4, 1999
The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of concertos at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center. Brian Priestman, KU professor and director of orchestral activities, is conductor of the symphony. The program will open with “Concerto for Four Violins and String Orchestra, Op. 3, No. 10,” by Antonio Vivaldi. Soloists are Sara Holmberg, Lawrence sophomore; Michalis Koutsoupides, Panayoti, Cyprus, sophomore; Alison Davis, Lee’s Summit, Mo., sophomore; and James Woods, Kansas City, Kan., sophomore.
MARGERY DAY HANSON
March 4, 1999
Services for Margery Day Hanson, 95, East Poultney, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Poultney United Methodist Church. Private burial will be held. Mrs. Hanson died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland.
PATRICIA A. ABEL
March 4, 1999
Services for Patricia A. Abel, 51, Perry, were held Wednesday at Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Buster Cemetery, rural Perry. Mrs. Abel died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
POLICE SEEK MOTHER OF CHILDREN LEFT AT HOME
March 4, 1999
Lawrence police had not made contact as of Wednesday afternoon with the mother of three children left by themselves overnight Monday and all day Tuesday. Sgt. Richard Nickell said the children still were with relatives. He said he didn’t know if Social and Rehabilitation Services had been able to find the mother.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 4, 1999
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross is recruiting area residents to do unusual tasks to draw attention to the organization. Some of those who will be involved in the event include:
RED CROSS STAGES COMIC RELIEF EFFORT
March 4, 1999
Want to see your boss make a spectacle of himself or herself? The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross can help.
OFFICERS TAKING RUNS AT RED-LIGHT VIOLATORS
March 4, 1999
Stopping for a red light is not an optional exercise for drivers, the Lawrence Police Department reminded about two dozen people recently. Officers have been on the lookout for people running red lights after a rash of accidents apparently caused by the problem, Police Chief Ron Olin said Wednesday.
SAUSAGE, PANCAKE FEED TO SUPPORT VINLAND FAIR
March 4, 1999
The Vinland Fair Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 20 at the exhibit building of the Vinland Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit the fair, which will be held Aug. 19, 20 and 21.
SOUND OFF
March 4, 1999
Are the Lawrence utilities ready for the year 2000 changeover business? Is there a possibility that we will have an interruption of services? Utility officials have said that there will be few, if any, problems with services here.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 4, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 20-year-old Lawrence man told police Monday that $1,940 in stereo equipment was stolen from his car while it was parked between 2 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Kasold.
FALSE SECURITY
March 4, 1999
To the editor: I saw an ad in the Sunday edition that concerned me enough that I felt I should write in. The ad featured a photograph of a small, middle-aged woman staring down a beefy, villainous-looking man that was about twice her size. The header of the ad read: “Six weeks ago, this wouldn’t have been a fair fight.” Then below: “In only six weeks, you can even the odds with a BLACK BELT in Self-Defense.”
(NO HEADLINE)
March 4, 1999
Free State High wrestling coach Darrell Andrew has been named Class 6A coach of the year by the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. During his two seasons with the Firebirds, Andrew has had 16 boys qualify for the state tournament. This year Free State finished fourth in both the Sunflower League and regional meets.
SOUND OFF
March 4, 1999
Why doesn’t the J-W list statistics about Emporia State’s women’s basketball team? Emporia State is a Kansas school ranked fifth in the nation. Sports Editor Chuck Woodling supplied this answer: In trying to determine how to do the best job of maximizing our resources and personnel, we have opted to concentrate on coverage of our considerable local and area high school, college and junior college sports teams.
STUDENTS TURN THE TABLES ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, DECIDING WHETHER DISHES AT A FOOD EXPO MAKE THE GRADE
March 4, 1999
Lawrence students had a chance to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to different foods for their cafeterias.
LAWRENCE HIGH HAS WON FIVE OF ITS LAST NINE GAMES, AND SHAWNEE MISSION NORTHWEST HAS LOST FOUR GAMES INROW.
March 4, 1999
If recent weeks and outcomes are any indication, tonight’s Lawrence High-Shawnee Mission Northwest boys’ basketball sub-state game will be close and low-scoring. LHS (5-15) has won three of its last four and is 5-4 since opening with 11 losses. Meanwhile, SM Northwest (13-7) has lost four in a row and failed to score at least 30 points in its last two games. Tipoff is approximately 7:30 p.m. at Olathe South.
A FAMILY OF ARTISTS IS HOLDING ITS FIRST GROUP SHOW AT TERRA NOVA HALL IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE.
March 4, 1999
Nearly every member of the Ramberg-Joler family is an artist — from matriarch Joanne Ramberg, who carves delicate birds from blocks of wood, to 7-year-old Copper Ramberg, who creates mushrooms and fairies from clay.
UNIVERSITY THEATRE GEARING UP FOR FIRST WEB TELECAST
March 4, 1999
Kansas University theater technicians are planning to broadcast “The Way of the World” over the World Wide Web.
BIRTHS
March 4, 1999
Chris and Kim Maples, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Tod and Lisa Demuth, Eudora, a girl, Wednesday.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 4, 1999
What: “The Way of the World,” an adaptation of William Congreve’s comedy by Kansas University theater professor Ron Willis. When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. March 11-13.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ACCEPTING ENTRIES
March 4, 1999
The Society for Contemporary Photography is accepting entries into its “Current Works 1999” exhibit. Deadline for entries is April 3. The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers, and any photographic process is eligible. Works must have been created within the last two years.
CITIES SEEK KCC AID WITH UTILITY MERGER
March 4, 1999
The city of Topeka has launched a campaign to safeguard northeastern Kansas residents from higher electric rates caused by Western Resources’ merger with Kansas City Power & Light Co. The city on Tuesday filed a motion with the Kansas Corporation Commission to intervene in Western’s merger case. Topeka joins the city of Wichita, which also has intervened in the case.
USE OF EARLY-RELEASE TIME ENTERS TEACHER NEGOTIATIONS
March 4, 1999
Lawrence teachers propose changes to collaboration time, citing concerns that too often the focus of the time is dictated by the district rather than at the school level.
S GUESS AS TO WHO WILL CLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
March 4, 1999
It would take a minor miracle for Baylor to win the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament. The Bears, after all, went winless during the regular season.
ACTRESS GOES FROM ORCHESTRA PIT TO STAGE
March 4, 1999
Jan Cooper is a contributing member of Baldwin Community Theatre, both behind and in front of the curtain.
OUR TOWN
March 4, 1999
Seven-Graders Win: A Lawrence seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Showtime Shoot Out at Blue Valley Northwest. Team members are Kimberly Davis, Kirby Beneventi, Rachael Klingler, Megan Klingler, Teal Meyer, Audrey Corkill, Jodie Cochrane and Erin Knight. Coach was Anthony Lyles. *
NEW SPIRITS TO SOON FILL LIQUOR STORE
March 4, 1999
Praise Temple Church of God in Christ’s prayers for a new home were answered when a former liquor store went up for sale.
FREE STATE WILL TRAVEL TO OLATHE EAST TO PLAY THE HAWKS FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS SEASON IN A SUB-STATE GAME TONIGHT.
March 4, 1999
Free State High’s boys basketball team hopes the third time is the charm tonight against Olathe East. The Firebirds (7-13 overall, 2-8 Sunflower League) will face the Hawks (11-9, 5-5) for the third time this season in tonight’s Class 6A sub-state game. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. at the Olathe East gym.
GERALD F. QUINLAN
March 4, 1999
Services for Gerald F. Quinlan, 58, rural Perry, are pending and will be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Mr. Quinlan died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home.
HALLMARK WRAPS UP CARD SALES INCREASE
March 4, 1999
A new line of cards being produced at the company’s Topeka plant has meant more work for the Lawrence plant.
RED CROSS STAGES COMIC RELIEF EFFORT
March 4, 1999
Jeremy Paul Martin Services for Jeremy Paul Martin, 10, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ninth Street Baptist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
THE WILDCATS WON THE FIRST GAME, 10-9, THEN LOST THE NIGHTCAP TO KANSAS, 6-2, WEDNESDAY AT HOGLUND BALLPARK.
March 4, 1999
It could have been disheartening. Kansas’ baseball team entered its Wednesday doubleheader with Baker University looking to stop a seven-game losing streak that saw the Jayhawks outscored, 78-21.
DOLE INSTITUTE OFFERS SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR
March 4, 1999
Kansas University will host a free public seminar Tuesday on the future of Social Security in the United States. The Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy and the Gerontology Center developed the seminar, “The Future of Social Security: Understanding the Options.” It will run from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union.
KU PROFESSOR GIVES HIGH-MINDED SATIRE A NEW TWIST
March 4, 1999
“The Way of the World,” an adaptation of a 17th-century play, centers on schemes to gain money, sexual liaisons and status by deception.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
March 4, 1999
What: “A Family Makes Art,” an exhibition of works by 27 members of the Ramberg-Joler family. When: Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday.
GUINEA PIGS GET LOTS OF MILEAGE
March 4, 1999
Alyssa Buecker, a 15-year-old Lawrence filmmaker whose guinea pig movies have landed her a contract with HBO Family Channel, now has caught the eye of the producers of NBC’s “Today” show. A camera crew from NBC’s Chicago bureau will be in town today to film segments of Alyssa and her guinea pigs at her home as well as Alyssa demonstrating editing techniques at Kansas University’s Oldfather Studios. The crew also may film the teen-ager at The Children’s Book Shop, where she reports to clip the resident guinea pig’s toenails.
SPENDING DECISIONS
March 4, 1999
If city and school officials were spending their own money, would they make the same decisions on property purchases? It’s so easy to spend someone else’s money.
THEATER FROM THE GUT: A WAR STORY SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
March 4, 1999
A children’s theater director remembers the night when his young cast learned the meaning of “the show must go on.”
POLITICALLY INCORRECT
March 4, 1999
What: “An American Daughter,” a satire by Wendy Wasserstein. When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. March 11, 8 p.m. March 12-13, 2:30 p.m. March 14 and 8 p.m. March 19-20.
GETS STORY FROM HEADLINES
March 4, 1999
U.S. playwright Wendy Wasserstein uses her caustic wit to craft a political play that also makes a statement about the lives of women in the late 20th century.
BROTHERS HEARD CALL TO FORM HADACOL
March 4, 1999
The Kansas City, Mo.-based band has released “Better Than This,” a CD that was co-produced by ex-Skeleton Lou Whitney.
IN 1899
March 4, 1999
On March 4, 1899, the Lawrence World told of “A Bad Mess” referring to the fate of appropriations for KU in the Kansas legislature. The World stated: “There is no doubt, however, about the entire lack of wisdom that has characterized the entire campaign for three buildings.” Albert Henley, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the Kansas House, was a Lawrence resident. The World noted “Mr. Henley has been placed in a most embarrassing position and it has been entirely due to the actions of the overzealous friends of the university.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
GROUP HAS BEEF WITH PACKERS
March 4, 1999
Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would require packers to disclose the prices they pay for cattle.
S MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM.
March 4, 1999
Jaclyn Johnson’s one-word description of the first-half performance of Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is not suitable for a family newspaper. But KU bounced back from an expletive-deleted first 20 minutes and survived pesky Oklahoma State, 59-53, in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY FLU MAKING ITS ROUNDS
March 4, 1999
Dr. Paul Loney almost made it through the flu season without catching the bug, but when his throat started hurting last week, he realized it was an occupational hazard. “I finally got nailed with it,” said Loney, an emergency room doctor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital who has seen numerous cases of respiratory illnesses including the flu and pneumonia.
DRIVER HOSPITALIZED AFTER TRUCK ROLLOVER
March 4, 1999
A truck driver was hospitalized Wednesday after the tractor-trailer he was driving rolled on U.S. Highway 24 near the Jefferson-Douglas County line. Lloyd Brandt, 52, Maeystown, Ill., was westbound on U.S. 24 around 2:40 p.m. entering a curve near mile post 389 when the vehicle began sliding and overturned. It came to rest on its side.
SINGING SISTERS
March 4, 1999
What: “Nunsense,” a musical by Dan Goggin. When: 8 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. showtime Saturday; and noon lunch and 2 p.m. showtime Sunday. Also 8 p.m. March 12-13.
LHS STUDENTS WIN COMPUTER COMPETITION
March 4, 1999
Three Lawrence High School juniors won first place in the computer programming competition at the Kansas University Engineering Fair. Bill Kinnersley, Michael Sawyer and Carl Magnuson teamed together to win the competition.
BIPARTISAN CONCERN KEEPS FOSTER CARE IN LIMELIGHT
March 4, 1999
Lawmakers haven’t enacted any repairs to the privatized foster care system yet, but the wheels are turning.