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Olathe East ends LHS girls’ season
March 6, 1999
One last run by Olathe East was one too many for Lawrence High’s girls to overcome Friday night in the Hawks’ gym.
CHILD HEALTH SCREENING OFFERED IN OVERBROOK
March 6, 1999
A well child screening clinic for children served by the Santa Fe Trail school district will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, U.S. Highway 56, Overbrook. The screening is available for children from birth to age 5. All 1999-2000 kindergarten students in the district need to attend. Children should come with their Social Security numbers, birth certificates and immunization records.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 6, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * More than 100 compact discs and a black Case Logic compact disc holder were reported stolen between 10 p.m. Feb. 26 and 1 a.m. Feb. 27 from an apartment in the 900 block of Michigan for a loss of $1,232.
ELECTION RESULTS DEEMED OFFICIAL
March 6, 1999
Douglas County Board of Canvassers approved the final ballot totals from Tuesday’s primary election.
SOUND OFF
March 6, 1999
Why does Douglas County let its male employees take paternity leave against their sick-time accrual but it doesn’t allow female employees to take time off and use their sick leave for a family illness? How come males can use their sick time when others can’t? According to Pam Madl, county director of administrative services, there is no difference in benefits between men and women who work for the county. Each full-time employee can take off up to three paid work days to spend with sick family members. Men and women with newborns at home are allowed up to 12 weeks off to spend with the baby. They may use accrued sick days to do that. Full-time employees can earn up to 12 paid sick days a year.
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March 6, 1999
If the Eudora girls could do it all over again, they wouldn’t. The game plan was effective, the defense held up, the shots simply did not fall Friday night for the Cardinals’ basketball team, whose season ended with a 53-43 loss to Gardner-Edgerton in a Class 4A sub-state semifinal at the Eudora gym.
HARVEY SERVICES
March 6, 1999
Services for Dean O. Harvey, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke’s African Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery, Vinland. Mr. Harvey died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HOOPS
March 6, 1999
Haskell women’s team and students were getting ready and excited for the big game today.
HEARING DATE SCHEDULED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHER
March 6, 1999
A defense attorney refused to return videotapes to a Douglas County prosecutor Friday in court, so the prosecutor grabbed them after the hearing.
SOUND OFF
March 6, 1999
Why do they allow that annoying sound to continue from the Lawrence Energy Service that is disturbing the peace? We live 3 miles from the plant, and it is the worst sound pollution I’ve ever heard. “We are aware of the problem, we know it’s a concern to many area residents, and we’re working as quickly as we can to correct it,” said Mark Schreiber, manager, community relations for KPL.
TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT TO LOBBY CONGRESS
March 6, 1999
A Lawrence girl is going to Washington, D.C., to encourage lawmakers to support organ donation. More than three years after a heart transplant, Rose Naughtin is a vibrant 7-year-old, grinning and giggling and wishing she were 12 so she could start on pointe in her ballet class.
DEATH
March 6, 1999
A mother continues to search for answers about the shooting death of her daughter.
NEARLY BEER
March 6, 1999
To the editor: With all the recent controversy over bar opening and closing times, and all the accidents and deaths related to underage alcohol consumption in the past few years in our community, I would think that we should look to the past for our answer to some of our present problems. The answer I am talking about is 3.2 beer or what we used to call “near beer.”
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March 6, 1999
One last run by Olathe East was one too many for Lawrence High’s girls to overcome Friday night in the Hawks’ gym. Ahead by four points with 3:47 left, O-East (12-9) closed with a 10-1 surge to seal a 58-45 Class 6A sub-state victory over LHS and end the Lions’ season. The Hawks had earlier runs of 12-0 and 10-0 to build their lead.
PAULINE C. COULTER
March 6, 1999
Private services are planned for Pauline C. Coulter, 93, Lawrence. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Coulter died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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March 6, 1999
Only one team now stands in the way for Santa Fe Trail and its quest for another trip to Salina. The Chargers defeated Baldwin, 54-36, in the semifinals of the 4A sub-state at Osawatomie.
TRAFFIC-RELATED SERVICES SCORES LOWEST ON SURVEY
March 6, 1999
Traffic flow isn’t the only transportation-related city service considered substandard by Lawrence residents, according to a new survey. Traffic-related services occupied the bottom five spots on a list of 29 city services rated for quality by 473 residents who were questioned late last year for the 1998 Lawrence Citizen Survey, a $5,000 analysis commissioned by city officials.
S HARD 40 UPHELD
March 6, 1999
In another case, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the 1993 felony murder conviction from Sedgwick County of Lance K. Stephens, who was 17 at the time of the crime.
OFFENDER REGISTRATION IS RULED MANDATORY
March 6, 1999
Nathan Snelling is paying a heavy price for having sex as a teen-ager. Snelling was convicted in Ellsworth County in 1997 for indecent solicitation for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl. Snelling, 17 at the time, was sentenced to 24 months’ probation.
NOTEWORTHY STUDENTS AUDITION
March 6, 1999
A panel of three judges heard more than three dozen music selections Saturday and will choose which students will play in the Lawrence Arts Center Honor Recital.
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March 6, 1999
Kansas University’s baseball team lost its fourth straight Big 12 game on Friday, but KU coach Bobby Randall couldn’t help but be encouraged. “We’re actually starting to play Jayhawk baseball,” Randall said after the Jayhawks dropped an 11-6 decision to 11th-ranked Texas at Hoglund Ballpark. “We really did have a chance to win that game. We had the bases loaded with nobody out, within one batter of getting the tying run to the plate. But, yes, I’m encouraged. We had to start this way to make a step forward, and this is a step forward.”
DOG TRAINERS SAY THAT OWNERS NEED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THEIR POOCHES TO GET THE BEST RESULTS.
March 6, 1999
Consistency. That is one thing trainers can agree on. Dogs need consistency to learn. Sandy Butler, author of “Train Your Dog in One Hour,” was in Lawrence recently for a book signing and a demonstration of her methods. She trained a fox terrier, Daisy, at Borders Books, Music and Cafe. While she worked with Daisy and her owner, Celeste Wood of Lawrence, dozens of people crowded into a corner of the store. Some even stood on step stools, peering over bookshelves to get a glimpse of the show.
MAKES TRANSITION TO 20TH CENTURY
March 6, 1999
Ron Willis’ adaptation of William Congreve’s “The Way of the World” is a witty comedy that grabs audience members in the first scene and holds on while the plot twists and turns before reaching its tidy little ending. Congreve set his play in 1700 in London. Willis has updated the scenery and costumes to the 1930s and set the play in New York, and paraphrased the high-minded, word-laden script so it’s more accessible to today’s listeners.
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March 6, 1999
Lawrence High senior Jonathan Hemphill, who won the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle at the state swimming meet in Manhattan on Feb. 20, has been selected to the Kansas Swimming and Diving Coaches Association all-state team. Hemphill set a state record in the 500 free.
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March 6, 1999
Four players scored in double figures as Wellsville ousted Osage City, 54-40, in a Class 3A boys basketball sub-state Saturday night to give WHS coach Kermit Deterding his 400th victory. Brad Bloss scored 13 points to lead Wellsville (18-4) to its 11th straight victory.
UNDERDOG ROLE SUITS JAYHAWK FAITHFUL
March 6, 1999
Kansas University fans hope tournament time will mean greater success for the men’s basketball team, which will not have a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament this year.
CHILI, FRYBREAD COOKS INVITED TO COMPETE
March 6, 1999
Contestants who want to measure their chili or frybread against culinary competitors can have their creations judged at a chili and frybread making contest from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Pelathe Community Resource Center, 1423 Haskell Ave. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top two competitors in both divisions.
MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN A SEARCH FOR RETIRED KANSAS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HENRY FITCH ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. INVOLVED WERE:
March 6, 1999
* Sheriff’s departments from Douglas and Leavenworth counties. * The Kansas Highway Patrol and Topeka Police Department, which used helicopters in the search.
S DEPARTMENT SEARCHES FOR ELDERLY MAN
March 6, 1999
Late Friday night, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department was searching for an elderly man who failed to return home on time. Henry Fitch, 89, left his home on Kansas University’s natural preserve on East 1600 Road about 5 p.m. to tag some trees for research.
CATHERINE TATUM WEINAUG
March 6, 1999
Services for Catherine Tatum Weinaug, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Ms. Weinaug died Friday, March 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
JURY CONVENES FOR INQUEST
March 6, 1999
Friday morning, for the second time this decade, a group of Douglas County jurors met to hear testimony in a coroner’s inquest. Douglas County Coroner Erik Mitchell and two Douglas County Sheriff’s detectives testified during Friday’s inquest.
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March 6, 1999
* Consider issuing a request for proposals for a new maintenance shop at the fairgrounds. * Receive recommendation for purchase of an ambulance.
SOUND OFF
March 6, 1999
What percentage of the Lawrence Humane Society’s funding comes from the city, county and private donations? In 1998, the shelter received $308,000 to operate. Sixty percent came from the city and county funds, 10 percent came from shelter fees and 30 percent from fund-raising and donations.
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March 6, 1999
Following is a rundown of official primary results in the area from Tuesday night; incumbent candidates denoted with an (I); candidates with an asterisk made the cut from the primary to the general election on April 6: Douglas County
S DEATH INQUEST CONCLUDES
March 6, 1999
Jurors listened Friday as the events leading to the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl were described by investigators.
MCDONALD BEVERAGE SALE DETAILS TRICKLE OUT
March 6, 1999
Classic Eagle Distributing paid nearly $500,000 for the right to buy Lawrence-based McDonald Beverage, documents show.
GERTRUDE M. SILVEY
March 6, 1999
Graveside services for Gertrude M. Silvey, 90, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Silvey died Friday, March 5, 1999, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
CATHERINE TATUM WEINAUG
March 6, 1999
Services for Catherine Tatum Weinaug, 77, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Free Methodist Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Weinaug died March 5, 1999, shortly after a presentation to the Kansas City Christian Writer’s Assn.
HELPING HAND
March 6, 1999
If the United States hopes to avoid increased military involvement in Kosovo, President Clinton and the rest of the nation should hope former Sen. Bob Dole has a successful mission to Yugoslavia. Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is meeting with officials in Europe to see whether he can help bring about an agreement between warring parties in the ongoing Kosovo conflict.
Free State girls lone city team left in postseason
March 6, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team should consider changing its nickname to the Jackhammers. That’s because the Firebirds keep finding ways to break new ground.
BIRTHS
March 6, 1999
Mick and Shannon Ballinger, Lawrence, a boy, Friday. Cindy and Scott Strecker, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
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March 6, 1999
Kansas had the revenge motive on its side against Nebraska on Friday night at Kemper Arena. After all, the Cornhuskers had defeated the Jayhawks twice in two meetings this season.
COMMUNITY NURSERY SETS GENERAL MEETING
March 6, 1999
Lawrence Community Nursery School will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the school, 645 Ala. The meeting is open to the public.
THE JAYHAWKS SHOWED EARLY THEY WERE EAGER TO AVENGE TWO REGULAR-SEASON LOSSES TO NEBRASKA.
March 6, 1999
Only six seconds had clicked off the clock when Kansas guard Ryan Robertson nailed a three-pointer. Uh, oh, thought Nebraska’s Venson Hamilton.
APPOINTMENT
March 6, 1999
A Douglas County official is among the appointees to the state Information Technology Executive Council. Gov. Bill Graves appointed Pam Madl, director of administrative services for Douglas County, as a representative of cities.
POLICE NAB MORE RED-LIGHT RUNNERS
March 6, 1999
Lawrence Police were watching for drivers running red lights again on Friday. Officers staked out the intersections at 23rd and Louisiana and Sixth and Iowa from around 4 p.m. to just after 6 p.m. Friday. Their watch netted 12 red-light-running motorists and five alcohol-related arrests.
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March 6, 1999
The people requesting the use of the rodeo grounds for kart races are hoping to find a replacement for a Topeka track that has been sold. They have offered to bring in more dirt and do some repair work to the rodeo grounds fence. They would carry their own insurance. They might offer as many as 30 races a year for enthusiasts of the mini race cars. Adults and children as young as 8 years old can participate. The county charges $75 a day for use of the rodeo grounds.
KENNY GREGORY SCORED NINE POINTS IN A CRUCIAL SECOND-HALF RUN THAT DOOMED NEBRASKA TO A 77-53 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT LOSS TO KANSAS.
March 6, 1999
Every once in a while, Kenny Gregory shows you why. The Kansas University men’s basketball sophomore shows you why he was a high school All-American.
BRANSON TAKES THIRD AT NCAA INDOORS
March 6, 1999
Andrea Branson took third place in the women’s pole vault Friday at the NCAA indoor track and field championships. Branson, a sophomore from Shawnee Mission East, charted a personal-best vault of 12 feet, 11 inches.
S GIRLS ARE THE LONE CITY BASKETBALL TEAM STILL ALIVE IN THE RACE FOR THE STATE PLAYOFFS AFTER THE FIREBIRDS CLIPPED TOPEKA, 45-43.
March 6, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team should consider changing its nickname to the Jackhammers. That’s because the Firebirds keep finding ways to break new ground. FSHS became the first Firebird squad ever — and the only city team this season — to win a sub-state semifinal, defeating Topeka High on Friday night at Olathe South, 45-43.
KANSAS OPENED ITS POSTSEASON WITH A DEFENSIVE FRENZY, FORCING 27 TURNOVERS IN A 77-53 ROUT OF NEBRASKA.
March 6, 1999
One look at the calendar helped inspire Kansas University’s men’s basketball players this week. “It’s March. This time of year, it’s time to start playing our best basketball,” senior guard Ryan Robertson said after the Jayhawks’ 77-53 rout of Nebraska in a Big 12 tournament quarterfinal game on Friday night at Kemper Arena.
SOUND OFF
March 6, 1999
I heard a bit about an attempt by legislators to change the state classified employee system. How can I get an update of that work? On Wednesday, Rep. Kenny Wilk, a Lansing Republican, will do that and more. He will outline House Bill 2522 for folks at Kansas University during a meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pine Room of the Kansas Union.
IN 1899
March 6, 1999
On March 6, 1899, the Lawrence World stated “The World trusts that the ladies will not make the mistake of asking for two places on the board of education. Such a step would jeopardize the condition of both and leave the board composed of men only.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
SURVEY: TRAFFIC FLOW TOP WOE
March 6, 1999
Nearly half of Lawrence residents consider traffic flow in town to be “bad” or “very bad,” according to a new survey.
KU NOTES: WILLIAMS DENIES NORTH CAROLINA RUMOR
March 6, 1999
Roy Williams has issued a forceful denial of a rumor circulating that he will become the next men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. “I am the basketball coach at the University of Kansas and have agreed to coach at no other institution next year, or five years from now,” Williams said Friday.
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March 6, 1999
Some in Lawrence are likely to use the recent story about Lawrence’s expected population growth as justification for trying to curb the city’s expansion. Those in the “smart growth” crowd will be quick to try to enlist support for slowing the community’s growth. The story quoted officials in the Kansas Water Office who projected the future water needs and expected population growth of Kansas communities. These figures were projected to the year 2040 — 40 years from now — and claimed Lawrence’s population might hit 141,000 and Douglas County’s total might reach 181,000.
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March 6, 1999
Commissioners will consider a request to allow kart racing at the rodeo arena of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The request was made by Stephen Austin of Lawrence, whose family participates in kart racing.
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March 6, 1999
Following are students named to honor rolls at Southwest Junior High School for fall 1998. Principal’s List Honor Roll (G.P.A. 3.8-4.0)
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March 6, 1999
Following are students named to honor rolls at Central Junior High School for fall 1998. Principal’s Honor Roll (G.P.A. 3.5-4.0)