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S AN INQUEST?
March 5, 1999
Coroner Erik Mitchell described an inquest as follows: “It’s simply a procedure by which the coroner’s office calls in a small jury of six people to hear the facts surrounding a death and the jury then gives its recommendations concerning their determination as to the cause and manner of death.
BIRTHS
March 5, 1999
Feras and Melissa Kattan, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. David and Christina O’Trimble, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
PARENTS, FRIENDS OF GAYS TO UNITE FOR STATE CONFERENCE
March 5, 1999
The national president of PFLAG said he and his wife joined the organization after learning two of their four children were gay and had agonized over their sexual orientation.
POLITICIANS MAKE BETS ON SMART GROWTH AS SMART TOPIC THE SEATTLE TIMES
March 5, 1999
Urban sprawl has spawned a potent political issue that has leapt from the domain of cities and counties to a place of its own on the national stage.
SOUND OFF
March 5, 1999
How can I contact Gary Player on the senior PGA tour? You can contact Player through the PGA Tour office in Florida. The address is 112 TPC Blvd., Ponte Vedra, Fla. 32082.
S THREE-POINTER AT THE BUZZER FORCED OVERTIME, AND SHAWNEE MISSION NORTHWEST WENT ON TO A 47-45 WIN OVER LAWRENCE HIGH.
March 5, 1999
Shawnee Mission Northwest, living dangerously all season, lived to play another day as Lawrence High’s spoiler bid went awry at the Class 6A boys basketball sub-state at Olathe South Thursday night. SM Northwest senior Joel Yeldell swished a desperation three-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force an extra period and the Cougars went on to win, 47-45, in overtime to end the Lions’ season.
S PIPE ORGAN INTO A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE.
March 5, 1999
He probably has pipe dreams of organs. Dan Abrahamson spends most of his time around the intricate instruments. He works for Reuter Pipe Organ Co.; he is an organist for First United Methodist Church; and for more than 30 years, he has spent his free time perfecting the church’s instrument.
S 60-48 TRIUMPH OVER BALDWIN
March 5, 1999
On any given night in some high school gym somewhere in the nation, an unbelievable, unthinkable shot will be made. But it’s rare that one shot shall be made twice in one night in the same gym.
S CLASS 4A BOYS SUB-STATE SEMIFINAL.
March 5, 1999
When the shots aren’t falling in post-season basketball, odds are the tears will soon. Basehor-Linwood eliminated Eudora’s boys from the Class 4A sub-state Thursday night, winning 47-32.
INQUEST TO OPEN INTO SHOOTING DEATH
March 5, 1999
After a push by the mother of a 16-year-old girl shot in a hunting accident, authorities decided to allow the public to attend a coroner’s inquest today.
DEAN OLIN HARVEY
March 5, 1999
Services for Dean Olin Harvey, 76, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Harvey died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
TIME IS RIGHT?
March 5, 1999
Another plan raises new questions about the need to change higher education governance in Kansas. The king is dead. Long live the king.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 5, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 37-year-old Lawrence woman told police her 1988 two-door Honda Civic was stolen between 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and 6:11 a.m. Wednesday from the 1900 block of East 19th. The car is valued at $1,000 on a report.
S SECOND ROUND.
March 5, 1999
Kansas couldn’t see its forest through the threes. KU’s women’s basketball team countered Iowa State’s quick, three-point shooting lineup with height, and it cost the Jayhawks dearly.
S PRACTICES THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS.
March 5, 1999
Who’s the Jayhawk with the hottest hand entering the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament? Not Ryan Robertson.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FINALS
March 5, 1999
Kansas University has announced the following final examinations: * Diane Boze, art history, “Imagined Identities: Romanticism, Cultural Identification, and Sevillian Cityscape Art,” 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 103 Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
March 5, 1999
John Joseph Etheridge, 42, Lawrence, and Lynette Tolar, 48, Lawrence. Penny B. Ball, 30, Lawrence, and Bradley W. Lorenzo, 28, Lawrence.
BUDDING ARTISTS STUDYING MASTER
March 5, 1999
Students in McLouth are looking to an American art icon’s work to learn about art.
Olathe East boys end Free State’s season
March 5, 1999
Free State High’s third-quarter rally in Thursday night’s boys basketball game wasn’t enough to prevent Olathe East’s three-game sweep.
POSTMASTER RECALLS 4-CENT STAMPS
March 5, 1999
After 39 years as a civil servant, Elmer McAferty is saying farewell to his postmaster position in McLouth.
FREE STATE SLICED A 13-POINT HALFTIME DEFICIT TO FOUR IN THE THIRD QUARTER, BUT OLATHE EAST HELD OFF THE FIREBIRDS FOR A 67-56 VICTORY.
March 5, 1999
Free State High’s third-quarter rally in Thursday night’s boys basketball game wasn’t enough to prevent Olathe East’s three-game sweep. Trailing 29-16 at halftime, the Firebirds burst out to a 14-5 run to pull within four points with 2:33 remaining in the third quarter. But in the end the defending state champions proved too tough as the Hawks prevailed, 67-56 in a Class 6A sub-state semifinal at Olathe East.
SM Northwest topples LHS boys in OT
March 5, 1999
Shawnee Mission Northwest, living dangerously all season, lived to play another day as Lawrence High’s spoiler bid went awry at the Class 6A boys basketball sub-state at Olathe South Thursday night.
IN 1899
March 5, 1999
On March 5, 1899, the Lawrence World told of a victory on the road by the basketball team at KU in its first season. The defeated Topeka YMCA took the loss well, as the World noted “As a parting evidence of their good will Mr. Hulse, one of the players, presented the KU players with a box of beautiful cut flowers. The spirit of true sportsmanship that animates the Topeka players is highly commendable and worthy of emulation. The game was played in the YMCA Gymnasium and was well attended, a large proportion of the audience being ladies.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
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March 5, 1999
An Eastern Orthodox Christian nun will be visiting Lawrence next week to give the public an introduction to the religion’s heritage of prayer and monastic contemplation. Mother Cassiana, who leads a monastery in Colorado, will offer a free lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday in room 211 of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. The event is sponsored by the St. Laurence Orthodox Christian Fellowship, which meets each Monday night at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.
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March 5, 1999
Silver-Haired Legislature appointees names
BOOZE-FREE
March 5, 1999
Bill Nelson, associate director of the student organizations and leadership development center and coordinator for Greek programs at Kansas University, said several fraternities have made national pledges to go alcohol-free by 2000 and some local chapters also have made the commitment. Fraternities that made the decision on a national level:
ANNUAL 4-H BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR SATURDAY
March 5, 1999
The second annual 4-H community blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kansas Blood Services, 535 Gateway Dr. The drive is sponsored by the Worden Workers 4-H Club. All 4-H members who are 17 and older are invited to donate blood, including leaders and former members of 4-H.
LOCAL INTERSECTION RESIGNALED FOR SAFETY
March 5, 1999
Late-night traffic on Tennessee Street now faces red lights on regular intervals at 14th Street, part of a safety-improvement program ordered by city officials.
STUDENTS PAYING TRIBUTE TO CROSSING GUARD
March 5, 1999
Crossing guard Harold Dotson made a lasting contribution to Lawrence children, and now the students at Deerfield School are raising money to create a permanent memorial to the Lawrence resident who helped children from 1976 to 1998. Students are bringing spare change to school in an effort to raise half of the $1,000 needed to purchase a bench in memory of Dotson for the butterfly garden in front of the school.
ATTORNEY DEFENDS MURDER CONVICTION BEFORE HIGH COURT
March 5, 1999
A Douglas County prosecutor recently argued before the state Supreme Court against an appeal seeking to overturn a local murder conviction. The felony murder case of Damon L. McCray automatically went to the Kansas Supreme Court for appeal, Assistant Dist. Atty. Angela Wilson explained. McCray was convicted of killing Onzie Branch in 1996.
SUCCESSOR
March 5, 1999
A new pastor has been appointed to lead First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. The Rev. Virgil Brady, who in December announced his intention to retire, will give his last sermon in the post on June 6. The Rev. Sharon Howell, currently serving as district superintendent of the Kansas City District of the United Methodist Church, will assume duties as the First United Methodist pastor in July. Howell, who has been district superintendent for the last five years, has served as pastor of the Edwardsville and St. Mark’s United Methodist churches in the Kansas City area. She was also director of recruitment for St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo.
GERALD F. QUINLAN
March 5, 1999
Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald F. Quinlan, 57, rural Perry, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa’s Church. Burial will be in Mt. Cavalry Cemetery, Newman. Mr. Quinlan died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home.
COUNTY HOME SALES DOWN
March 5, 1999
The average price of a home sold in Douglas County fell to $123,329 during February. In Lawrence, the average was slightly lower.
JOAN ARRINGTON GENTRY
March 5, 1999
Services for Joan Arrington Gentry, 72, Topeka, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Mrs. Gentry died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at a Topeka nursing home.
LEGACY
March 5, 1999
Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s legacy is one of careful, thought-out decisions, a constitutional scholar said Thursday. KU Law professor Richard Levy said Blackmun should be remembered as a justice who tried his best to make the right decisions.
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March 5, 1999
Kansas University’s baseball team is off to one of its worst starts in more than a decade, and coach Bobby Randall thinks he knows why. “We’re not playing well,” Randall said. “This is not the way we wanted it to go. But we have to deal with what’s real. We have to improve.”
KU FRATERNITY MEMBERS PLEDGE BONE MARROW
March 5, 1999
Nearly 70 percent of patients in need of bone marrow transplants can’t find a match within their families and must find unrelated donors.
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March 5, 1999
Shawnee Mission Northwest 47, Lawrence 45, OT LAWRENCE (45)
LEONA L. BLEIL
March 5, 1999
Services for Leona L. Bleil, 92, Oskaloosa, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Mrs. Bleil died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
SOUND OFF
March 5, 1999
What are the current age requirements to obtain a driver’s license, a restricted license and a learner’s permit? You must be at least 14 for a learner’s permit. To get a restricted license, you must be at least 15 and provide proof that you’ve completed driver’s education. People at least 16 can apply for regular driver’s licenses.
KANSAS MEN FIFTH IN BIG 12 SWIMS
March 5, 1999
Kansas stood fifth out of six teams after the first day of the Big 12 Conference men’s swim championships on Thursday. Texas led with 292.5 points, followed by Texas A&M 191.5, Nebraska 182, Iowa State 132, Kansas 119 and Missouri 83.
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March 5, 1999
Seven state placers, including two champions, topped the 1999 Journal-World all-area small-class wrestling team. Jeremy Long and Shaun Moore, state champions from Santa Fe Trail, headlined the squad.
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March 5, 1999
A repaired machine at the Wal-Mart recycling center will allow more efficient collection of plastic bags, which a local grocery store chain no longer accepts. The recycling center, southeast of 33rd and Iowa, recently had a machine that compacts plastic bags repaired after it had been out of service two years, said John Clayton, a staff member of Community Living Opportunities, which operates the center.
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March 5, 1999
An Ottawa University student will research the nutritional status of women and their infants in Zimbabwe. From J-W Staff Reports
RESERVE JUDGMENT
March 5, 1999
To the editor: This is in response to the article on page 1B of Tuesday’s Journal-World about a sex and race discrimination civil lawsuit being brought by Cynthia Annett and Ray Pierotti against Kansas University and the chair of the department of ecology and evolutionary biology. We feel that the allegations made by our colleagues in this department represent important and potentially very divisive issues for not only KU, but also for the culturally and ethnically diverse Lawrence community.
STUDENTS GIVE LEGAL POSITIONS TRIAL RUN
March 5, 1999
The program teams KU law students with Lawrence teens in an effort to encourage them to think beyond high school about possible careers.
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March 5, 1999
Where can I get information about Bike Across Iowa and the Katy Trail in Missouri for bike riding? The Iowa bike ride is sponsored by the Des Moines Register and will be in July. Known as RAGBRAI (Register’s Great Bike Ride Across Iowa), this year’s event marks the 27th cross-state ride. For more information, contact Catherine Tyson at (515) 284-8341.
DAY-CARE LICENSING PROGRAM SCHEDULED
March 5, 1999
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will hold a meeting providing information regarding the registration and licensing of family day-care homes at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the department, 336 Mo. Kansas law requires that homes be registered or licensed when child care is provided away from the child’s own home for one or two children more than 20 hours a week total time or for three or more children. Total time is determined by adding together the time each child is cared for weekly.
SMART POLITICS?
March 5, 1999
Smart growth has become a growing issue in Lawrence and Douglas County in recent months. Charles Jones won a seat on the Douglas County Commission in November, largely on the strength of his “smart growth” platform and financial backing. Several candidates vying for seats in next month’s Lawrence City Commission election also are backing “smart growth” agendas, including plans to increase transit, preserve green space and reduce urban sprawl.