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S EARL BIG NEWS IN BIG EASY
March 12, 1999
Big news down here in the Big Easy. Crawfish prices are up … way up. Read it in the city newspaper, the Times-Picayune. Seems too many cold nights have meant too few mudbugs — that’s what they call ‘em down here — and danged if the crawdads — that’s what I’ve always called ‘em — are selling for as much as $2.29 a pound. Guess they’re goldbugs now.
PRESENTATION SLATED ON GUARDIANSHIP
March 12, 1999
Laura Dickinson of the Kansas Guardianship Program will give a presentation discussing guardianship for people with disabilities at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Lawrence Public Library. The ARC of Douglas County is hosting the presentation. The program will help individuals with disabilities and their families understand when guardianship is needed and how to obtain it. The rights and responsibilities of guardians will be shared with the participants. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of various forms of limited guardianship and support networks.
NEW HASKELL BAND TO ACCOMPANY BASKETBALL CONTENDERS
March 12, 1999
A fund-raiser to help cover traveling costs of the Haskell band will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stidham Union.
March 12, 1999
It’s batter-up time for the city’s batting cages. The city’s 10 cages — with speeds ranging from slow-pitch softball to “major league” baseball — are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. until dark weekends at the city’s Clinton Lake Softball Complex, 1352 E. 1048 Rd., a street recently renamed Speicher Road.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 12, 1999
For the employees of Packerware Corp., there will be more on the line with tonight’s tip-off of the Kansas University men’s basketball game than that good feeling that comes with any Jayhawk victory. “Prestige … bragging rights … a few dollars,” said Bruce Sims, Packerware vice president of sales and marketing.
HORSE GROUP WARY OF KART RACES
March 12, 1999
Enthusiasts were hoping to boost attention given to their events, but are worried those plans may be knocked of track by the arena’s new use.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 12, 1999
On March 12, 1899, the Lawrence World included: “They tell a good story on one of the professors of the State university (KU), remarks the Vinland Weekly Vine. He undertook to go into the chicken business last summer. All went well until the first batch came out. The little chicks lived a few days and died one by one. The learned professor called in his fellow professors and all puzzled in vain over the peculiar case. At last the stable boy asked the professor what he had fed the chickens. `Feed them,’ he asked in astonishment, `does not the old hen give enough milk to sustain them?’”
HORSE GROUP WARY OF KART RACES
March 12, 1999
Enthusiasts were hoping to boost attention given to their events, but are worried those plans may be knocked of track by the arena’s new use.
DAYCARE PROVIDER BOUND OVER IN PLAYPEN-DEATH CASE
March 12, 1999
The trial for a daycare provider accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 6-month-old girl is set to begin June 28.
EVANSVILLE (23-9) F — ADAM SEITZ (6-3) F — CRAIG SNOW (6-7) C — KWAME JAMES (6-8)
March 12, 1999
G — Jeremy Stanton (6-1) G — Marcus Wilson (6-3)
EVANSVILLE (23-9) F — ADAM SEITZ (6-3) F — CRAIG SNOW (6-7) C — KWAME JAMES (6-8)
March 12, 1999
G — Jeremy Stanton (6-1) G — Marcus Wilson (6-3)
JAMES L. MEYERES
March 12, 1999
Services for James L. Meyeres, 59, Great Bend, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Mr. Meyeres died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
SHOOTING MOTIVE REMAINS MYSTERY
March 12, 1999
Michael Chandler, a Kansas University football player who was shot in the groin Feb. 27, has not been able to provide Lawrence Police Department investigators with a reason for the crime, a spokesman said Thursday. “Mr. Chandler has not been able to help us determine a motive,” Sgt. George Wheeler said.
SUPPORT SOLICITED FOR AFTER-PROM PARTY
March 12, 1999
Citizens for a Drug Conscious Baldwin City are planning their ninth annual after-prom party for Baldwin High School students May 1 and are asking parents, businesses and organizations for donations to support the event. The purpose of the party is to provide alternative activities to discourage the use of illegal drugs and alcohol.
ENDANGERMENT SENTENCE MAY BE CONTESTED
March 12, 1999
The defense attorney for James Underberg is expected to file a motion this morning in response to his client’s sentencing earlier this week. Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild on Tuesday sentenced Underberg to one year on each of three counts of child endangerment and ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.
PEACE ACTIVIST URGES CHANGE OF POLICY IN IRAQ
March 12, 1999
The United States should lift sanctions on humanitarian supplies to Iraq, a peace activist and key Habitat for Humanity supporter said. “The policy needs to be changed,” said Don Mosley, who visited Iraq a week after the Persian Gulf War and about a year ago.
NET UPGRADE
March 12, 1999
Southwestern Bell will offer high-speed Internet access to America Online Inc. subscribers in Kansas and six other states by the end of this year, the companies said Thursday. The digital upgrade will give AOL members souped-up bandwidth for their personal computers over existing phone lines for an extra $20 per month.
ROBERTA M. KENT
March 12, 1999
Services for Roberta M. Kent, 79, of Lecompton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Mrs. Kent died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Topeka.
T HAVE ANY IF KU WINS IT ALL
March 12, 1999
Two of Kansas’ basketball managers washed the gray out of Roy Williams’ hair. Seniors Molly Denton and Stephanie Temple dyed the 48-year-old KU coach’s locks jet black in the locker room Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Williams fulfilled a promise he made to his players before last week’s Big 12 Tournament.
DREAMS
March 12, 1999
Colleen Gregoire had the school’s 46 fourth-graders draw on the wall so they could leave their mark on the school. Editor’s note: Elizabeth Tomlin, a freshman at Southwest Junior High School, shadowed staff writer JL Watson and helped write the following story.
SPEEDERS TURNING TURNPIKE CONVENIENCE INTO HAZARD TROOPERS WAVING YELLOW K-TAG FLAG
March 12, 1999
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is cracking down on motorists speeding through K-TAG lanes. KTA spokeswoman Lisa Callahan said Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will be issuing warnings to motorists who are exceeding the 20 mph speed limit through the lanes.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT EMERGENCY CALLS
March 12, 1999
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
SEARCH SUPPORT
March 12, 1999
To the editor: On behalf of the Fitch family, I would like to express my gratitude to all the people that helped with the search and rescue operation for my dad Friday night and Saturday morning. These people worked tirelessly in cold, miserable conditions in dense underbrush to try to find Dad.
SLOAN OPPOSED
March 12, 1999
State Rep. Tom Sloan, the only member of the Douglas County House delegation to vote against a bill aimed at helping developers of the proposed Oz theme park, said he had three reasons for voting no: First, he said, the bill would give the developers all of the sales tax revenues from the 1,500-acre amusement park site for 30 years. Those revenues could more than cover the cost of the required pollution cleanup on the 9,065-acre site, which the developers would be granted, Sloan said. If that’s the case, the tax revenues could help the developers fund ancillary development.
SOUND OFF
March 12, 1999
What ever became of Esperanto, the worldwide language? Who invented it? Esperanto, a constructed rather than evolved language, was developed between 1877 and 1885 by L.L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland.
FOCUS ON PLIGHT
March 12, 1999
The Rev. Steve Haas, president of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, will speak on the subject of religious persecution at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. There also will be a question-and-answer session with Haas at 7 p.m. Saturday. Special attention will focus on modern-day human slavery in southern Sudan. Haas will deliver sermons at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy. The focus will be persecution.
ELIJAH WAYNE BINGHAM
March 12, 1999
Graveside services for Elijah Wayne Bingham, infant son of Kelly and Christine Bingham, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery. Elijah died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at his home.
KANSAS EXPECTS A TOUGH DEFENSIVE TEST TONIGHT WHEN IT OPENS THE NCAA TOURNAMENT AGAINST HOT-SHOOTING EVANSVILLE.
March 12, 1999
Evansville, the gang that COULD shoot straight, presents big-time problems for Kansas University’s men’s basketball defense tonight. “They’re really dangerous,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the 23-9 Aces, who take a No. 3-national ranking in field goal percentage (.507), three-point percentage (.407) and free throw percentage (.772) into a first-round NCAA Midwest Regional battle against KU at the Louisiana Superdome.
HER ULTIMATE AIM: THE OLYMPICS
March 12, 1999
A Southwest Junior High girl will take a shot at membership on the United States Archery Team this weekend when she competes in a national archery competition.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 12, 1999
I couldn’t make the meeting for a new golf league at Eagle Bend. Who can I contact to get more information? The city’s Eagle Bend Golf Course is forming spring leagues for men’s and women’s golf.
BANQUET TO HONOR BLACK STUDENTS AT KU
March 12, 1999
The Sixth Annual Black Faculty and Staff Council Student Awards Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Kansas Ballroom of the Kansas Union. The banquet is sponsored by the Kansas University BFSC in honor of outstanding black undergraduate and graduate students.
MARCH IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BEGIN CARING FOR YOUR HEALTHY LAWN. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
March 12, 1999
The calendar pages have turned to March. Gardeners who aren’t watching over their early lettuce crop are impatiently waiting to get their hands in the soil. Think back to last summer and all the things you meant to put on your calendar to do in early spring. Now may be just the time to remember some of those plans. Proper cultural practices will increase the effectiveness of weed control in your lawn. Overly dry soils may favor weeds such as purslane and quackgrass. Both weed and turfgrass seeds need surface moisture to germinate. Adequate, infrequent watering of turfgrass will support the deeper roots of the lawn and will reduce the germination of weed seed on the surface. Adequate means 1 inch of water from natural sources such as rain or when needed from irrigation. Infrequent generally means no more than once a week during the spring.
JON STEPHEN VINCENT
March 12, 1999
Memorial services for Jon Stephen Vincent, 61, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. April 11 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be held at a later date in Colorado. Mr. Vincent died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his home.
KEEP IT IN KANSAS CITY
March 12, 1999
Kansas City should work hard to hang onto the Big 12 post-season tournament Will the annual Big 12 post-season basketball tournament remain in Kansas City? That’s one of the big questions facing Kansas City’s civic leaders as they anticipate a well-organized effort by leaders in Oklahoma City, Denver, Dallas and perhaps St. Louis to convince organizers the tourney should be moved from city to city.
ACES WILD ABOUT GOOD SHOOTERS
March 12, 1999
Evansville makes up for lack of height with shooters — lots and lots of good shooters.
S EARL BIG NEWS IN BIG EASY
March 12, 1999
Big news down here in the Big Easy. Crawfish prices are up … way up. Read it in the city newspaper, the Times-Picayune. Seems too many cold nights have meant too few mudbugs — that’s what they call ‘em down here — and danged if the crawdads — that’s what I’ve always called ‘em — are selling for as much as $2.29 a pound. Guess they’re goldbugs now.
KANSAS EXPECTS A TOUGH DEFENSIVE TEST TONIGHT WHEN IT OPENS THE NCAA TOURNAMENT AGAINST HOT-SHOOTING EVANSVILLE.
March 12, 1999
Evansville, the gang that COULD shoot straight, presents big-time problems for Kansas University’s men’s basketball defense tonight. “They’re really dangerous,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the 23-9 Aces, who take a No. 3-national ranking in field goal percentage (.507), three-point percentage (.407) and free throw percentage (.772) into a first-round NCAA Midwest Regional battle against KU at the Louisiana Superdome.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 12, 1999
Santa Fe Trail 60, Kingman 46 KINGMAN (46)
THOUGH THEY MAY BE CONTAINED, FLOWERS CAN PUT ON QUITE A SHOW IN THEIR POTS.
March 12, 1999
We gardeners know that within a few weeks the barren landscapes we call our gardens will be brimming with the best and most colorful of spring flowers. The daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, their sturdy leaves already breaking through the ground, will bloom, much to the delight of every one of us who is tired of the drab color of winter. We look forward to their vivid colors. Perhaps best of all, we know that shortly after the welcome spring showing, gardens all over town will burst forth in all their flowering glory.
March 12, 1999
Lester Earl hasn’t received any death threats so far at the Midwest Regional.
AYES HAVE IT ON CHANGES FOR OZ PARK
March 12, 1999
The developers say they need the bond law changes to help finance construction of a $771.4 million resort complex on the grounds of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
KU FANS ENJOYING THEIR TIME IN BIG EASY
March 12, 1999
The Jayhawks broke Lee Robinson’s heart the last time he was at the Superdome. Robinson and his wife, Shirley, had traveled from Wichita, Kan., to the downtown landmark for KU’s 78-68 loss to North Carolina in the Final Four on April 3, 1993.
SOUND OFF
March 12, 1999
What ever became of Esperanto, the worldwide language? Who invented it? Esperanto, a constructed rather than evolved language, was developed between 1877 and 1885 by L.L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland.
60-46 VICTORY.
March 12, 1999
Santa Fe Trail High girls basketball coach Brady Anshutz, who doesn’t claim to be a rocket scientist, pushed the right button Thursday in the Chargers’ 60-46 victory over Kingman in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at the Bicentennial Center. Anshutz realized junior center Trudy Carter, plagued by fouls throughout the game, was more effective on the court than in the seat next to him. Carter picked up her fourth foul two minutes into the third quarter and sat for 3 1/2 minutes. Meanwhile, Kingman scored six unanswered points for a 35-29 lead. Anshutz had seen enough and reinserted Carter into the lineup.
March 12, 1999
It seems everyone named Roy Williams in Louisiana has advice for the Jayhawks about winning the NCAA Tournament — like play hard and pray often.
LAWRENCE HIGH ALUMNI WELCOMED BACK TO DEN
March 12, 1999
The Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. is sponsoring the “I’m a Lion” Family Den Reunion from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 5 in the Lawrence High School Commons area. Refreshments will be served and swing and jazz music will be the entertainment. There will also be a who’s who contest from the book “The High Schools of Lawrence.” All current and former LHS students are invited.
T PLAY SATURDAY TWINBILL
March 12, 1999
Kansas University’s baseball doubleheader with Iowa State on Saturday has been canceled because of inclement weather. The two teams will play a doubleader at noon Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The series was originally scheduled for Ames, Iowa, but was moved to Lawrence because of snow in Iowa.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 12, 1999
Santa Fe Trail 60, Kingman 46 KINGMAN (46)
SEVENTH-GRADERS QUALIFY FOR UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
March 12, 1999
Ten seventh-graders qualified to take the SAT for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Seven students chose to participate. As a result, Caleb Powers and Austen Head qualified to participate in Duke University’s summer programs. In addition to Caleb and Austen, John Parker qualified for state level recognition ceremonies. ***
60-46 VICTORY.
March 12, 1999
Santa Fe Trail High girls basketball coach Brady Anshutz, who doesn’t claim to be a rocket scientist, pushed the right button Thursday in the Chargers’ 60-46 victory over Kingman in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at the Bicentennial Center. Anshutz realized junior center Trudy Carter, plagued by fouls throughout the game, was more effective on the court than in the seat next to him. Carter picked up her fourth foul two minutes into the third quarter and sat for 3 1/2 minutes. Meanwhile, Kingman scored six unanswered points for a 35-29 lead. Anshutz had seen enough and reinserted Carter into the lineup.
KANSAS BOOKS WINGING THEIR WAY TO UKRAINE
March 12, 1999
Textbooks used by Lawrence children are receiving a second lease on life thanks to a statewide effort.
March 12, 1999
Lester Earl hasn’t received any death threats so far at the Midwest Regional.
REDEEMER INSTALLS NEW PASTOR
March 12, 1999
A former Kansas assistant attorney general is the new pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
PRESENTATION TO LOOK AT PERSECUTED
March 12, 1999
Religious persecution will be the topic of sermons Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church.
SUPPORT SOLICITED FOR AFTER-PROM PARTY
March 12, 1999
Citizens for a Drug Conscious Baldwin City are planning their ninth annual after-prom party for Baldwin High School students May 1 and are asking parents, businesses and organizations for donations to support the event. The purpose of the party is to provide alternative activities to discourage the use of illegal drugs and alcohol.
ACES WILD ABOUT GOOD SHOOTERS
March 12, 1999
Evansville makes up for lack of height with shooters — lots and lots of good shooters.
KU STUDY ABROAD TAKING APPLICATIONS
March 12, 1999
The Kansas University Office of Study Abroad is still accepting applications for the Fall 1999 and 1999-2000 academic year. Locations still available include England, Hong Kong, France, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Mexico and Costa Rica.
KU PROFESSOR TO LEAD ONLINE DISCUSSION
March 12, 1999
A Kansas University professor will join scholars to moderate an online discussion as part of a new approach to improve the teaching of history in U.S. high schools and colleges. Bill Tuttle, professor of history and American studies, is leading this month’s discussion, about the World War II era, on the new “History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web” home page at www.historymatters. gmu.edu.
T PLAY SATURDAY TWINBILL
March 12, 1999
Kansas University’s baseball doubleheader with Iowa State on Saturday has been canceled because of inclement weather. The two teams will play a doubleader at noon Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The series was originally scheduled for Ames, Iowa, but was moved to Lawrence because of snow in Iowa.
BIRTHS
March 12, 1999
James Sampson and Laura Martinez, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. Deshon Lewis and Alexandra LeBlanc, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.