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IN 1899
March 15, 1999
On March 15, 1899, the Lawrence World observed: “There is an office in this city where the fire builder has not used any kindling this winter. He waits until all the hands arrive. They start a discussion on whether a man can run around a haystack so fast that he can see his back, or what color the Filipinos would be if they weren’t cooper color, or if today had been yesterday what day would tomorrow be, and it waxeth so warm the coal ignites.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 15, 1999
A rural resident wants to fix farm machinery on his property, and he needs a special permit to do so. Planning commissioners will consider Fred Clark’s request for a conditional-use permit to operate a farm machinery repair shop at 759 E. 1100 Rd., Baldwin.
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 15, 1999
Clark’s operation is not new. It’s the plans for it that are. While Clark currently travels to job sites to service or repair machinery, the permit would allow him to handle farm-implement jobs on his own property.
CHEROKEE CHIEF COMING TO TOWN
March 15, 1999
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Joe Byrd will be in Lawrence for a community meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Haskell Indian Nations University. The public is invited to the gathering, which will be proceeded by a dinner.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 15, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * Four staplers, a roofing gun and other materials valued on a police report at $3,348 were stolen between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11:15 a.m. Saturday from the 1700 block of Bullene.
CJHS STUDENTS CELEBRATE YEAR OF RABBIT
March 15, 1999
Central Junior High School is celebrating Chinese New Year in a big way this year. Seventh-grade teachers are teaming to provide an across-the-curriculum unit on the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. Reading and literature classes are writing Chinese poetry and learning to write Chinese characters. Math classes are creating tangrams, vocal music classes are singing a song in Chinese, geography classes are making lanterns, cooking classes are making Chinese New Year cookies, and science classes are studying the animals and plants of China.
SOUND OFF
March 15, 1999
Have the Douglas County commissioners ever considered extending Noria Road with a bridge across the Kaw River as a way to alleviate traffic? I am new in town and thought this would be more of a solution to the Southwest Trafficway. Plus it looks as though Lawrence needs another bridge. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said he doesn’t believe that particular route has ever been discussed by the county commission. A proposed eastern parkway that would have linked Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence and downtown has been abandoned. Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen said long-term transportation plans do include another bridge over the river east of Lawrence, but he wasn’t sure whether Noria Road would be the preferred route.
PROCESSORS BOIL DOWN TO SPEED
March 15, 1999
What is the difference between a Pentium II, a Pentium III and a Celeron processor? A Pentium III is the latest processor from Intel, introduced Feb. 28. This chip is currently the fastest processor you can buy for an IBM compatible computer and available in speeds of 450 and 500 megahertz. It includes enhanced multimedia instructions (essentially an additional MMX set), so programs, and now Web sites, that take advantage of these instructions will run even faster than a Pentium II running at 450 megahertz.
FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASE IS NEARLY DEADLY
March 15, 1999
Not everyone knows the size of their mouth. But I do. It’s size 8 and it fits my foot like a glove. My foot has been in my mouth so often, it ought to wear galoshes year-round. Take the other day when I was having a telephone conversation with my friend Brad, a guy who routinely brings out my ability to say the wrong thing. In an effort to wrap up the conversation, I said, “Say, have we been talking this long and I haven’t yet put my foot in my mouth?”
CRUEL SANCTIONS
March 15, 1999
To the editor: Eight years of economic sanctions and daily U.S. and British bombings are devastating the Iraqi people. Some Lawrence citizens, in solidarity with the majority of international opinion, are demonstrating their opposition by attending Sunday vigils downtown.
SEASON-ENDING 92-88 LOSS TO KENTUCKY:
March 15, 1999
On the Jayhawks’ 23-10 season: “I have so much respect for this team,” he said, noting injuries plagued the squad all season. “I have never been as proud of any team as this one here. We were so, so close to getting what we wanted. To come through and improve down the stretch like they did is satisfying as a coach.” On possibly calling a time out with 19 seconds left after UK tied the game. KU didn’t score on its final possession: “We didn’t want to play against their zone trap. We knew what we were facing and knew what we wanted to run. It was difficult with the four-man missing (T.J. Pugh and Nick Bradford fouled out).”
S MASON BREAKS HEPTATHLON MARK
March 15, 1999
College Station, Texas — Senior All-American Candy Mason started her final outdoor track and field season with Kansas by setting a school record in the heptathlon at the Texas A&M Multi-Event and College Station Relays over the weekend. Mason compiled 5,674 points to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor in June.
S FINAL GAME AT KANSAS RANKS AS ONE OF HIS FINEST. HE SCORED A CAREER-BEST 31 POINTS.
March 15, 1999
He gave it all he had. That’s what Ryan Robertson will remember about his final game as a Kansas University men’s basketball player.
S BOOK EVALUATION
March 15, 1999
A Kansas University professor recently coordinated an evaluation by area teachers and librarians of more than 250 children’s books as part of a national program.
PARADE
March 15, 1999
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, or so the saying goes — even the woman of South Korean lineage who was crowned queen of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Kirin Kelly, 20, Lansing, was crowned parade queen Sunday night at the Flamingo Club, 501 W. Ninth. Kelly, one of four queen candidates, was chosen by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee based on her level of support for the annual parade and related charitable events.
SOUND OFF
March 15, 1999
What is the proper procedure to use to receive a membership refund from the Athletic Club since the club burned down? I’ve read multiple articles about the burning and plans to rebuild, but haven’t seen any information about a member receiving a refund. The Journal-World has included information in several stories about what owner Rick Sells is asking members to do regarding refunds. Sells has said he is trying to work with members and give them credit for time they’ve lost since the fire. For example, if the club is closed three months and a member had already paid for that time, he or she will get a three-month credit when the health center reopens, Sells has said. For information about your specific membership, contact the club.
KUEA ANNOUNCES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
March 15, 1999
The Kansas University Endowment Association announced that a new scholarship for mechanical engineers is available due to an alumnus’ gift. Roger T. Blades, class of 1934, donated $21,300 to the association to establish the Roger T. Blades Mechanical Engineering Scholarship. It is available to juniors or seniors and is renewable if the recipient maintains the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s academic standards.
SERGEANT HELPS REWRITE CHEROKEE LAWS
March 15, 1999
A Lawrence Police Department sergeant recently found himself literally rewriting history as he and 78 other delegates updated the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 15, 1999
The Sunflower League qualified four teams for the Class 6A state boys basketball tournament and all four were well represented on the all-league team, selected by league coaches. Leavenworth, which placed fourth at state and shared the league title with Shawnee Mission West, landed three players on the first team. Pioneers David Albo, Raymond Briggs and Wayne Simien were selected. Simien was named league sophomore of the year.
JAYHAWK FANS SAVOR NEW ORLEANS FLAVOR
March 15, 1999
The four Kansas University students jumped in a car after the Jayhawks’ opening-round triumph in the NCAA Tournament. Fifteen hours later, the crew of J.D. Jenkins, Curtis Sample, Zack Deeds and Pat O’Brien had traveled from Lawrence, Kan., to New Orleans. The sophomores had Saturday night to get in the right frame of mind for the Kansas-Kentucky game Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome.
DISMISSALS
March 15, 1999
Alexandra LeBlanc and baby girl, Lawrence. Births
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES SHARE CONCERNS OF SAFETY
March 15, 1999
School board candidates cite safety as an important issue for Lawrence schools. Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series of stories outlining the opinions of candidates about issues they will face if elected to the Lawrence school board. The seven candidates are vying for four positions. Six of the seven are new to the school board arena. Elections will be held April 6.
PLAN AHEAD
March 15, 1999
To the editor: Monday’s article was anything but interesting, it was downright agitating. Developer J. Stewart knows that chances are the school bond issue probably won’t pass. So instead of building we need to worry about where we’re going to put all the extra kids when this development starts. Who will pay for this action, our children?
ARTS, CULTURE GROUP TO MEET WEDNESDAY
March 15, 1999
The Roundtable for the Arts and Culture will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. The program will be provided by the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra and the Lawrence Civic Choir.
CARTOON REFUTED
March 15, 1999
To the editor: I was deeply offended by the political cartoon depicting United States Marine Corps avaitors as a group of careless and reckless pilots. This cartoon was in response to the acquittal of Capt. Ashby over the Italian gondola crash. I would like to point out a few facts that the cartoonist obviously refused to review.
SOUND OFF
March 15, 1999
I’m glad the city is coming down on people who run red lights. There is no excuse for that, but it can be frustrating to only be the 10th car back and have to wait through three red lights to turn. Could the lights be adjusted so that more than four people could turn at a time? City Manager Mike Wildgen said he couldn’t answer this question because it didn’t specify an intersection or area of town. Feel free to resubmit the question with more details.
CLINTON DAM ROAD TO CLOSE IN JUNE
March 15, 1999
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that Douglas County Road 13, south of Clinton Parkway across Clinton Dam, will be closed for repair and resurfacing beginning June 2. The access to the road below Clinton Dam will also be closed at the intersection with the dam road. These closures will limit access to the Eagle Bend Golf Course, South Outlet Park and the stilling basin below the dam. Access to these recreation areas will remain open from the south via Douglas County Road 458.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 15, 1999
The healthier Brett Kappelmann gets, the more laundry detergent he needs. Kansas University’s junior baseball speedster stole a career-high four bases and added two hits as Kansas defeated Iowa State, 7-6, in Big 12 baseball at Hoglund Ballpark on Sunday.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 15, 1999
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has been there, done that. Heading into tonight’s second-round NCAA Midwest Region game at top-seeded Purdue (29-1), the ninth-seeded Jayhawks (23-9) are looking to the past in hopes of achieving success in the future.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 15, 1999
10-15-99Chuck Woodling column New Orleans — Citizen Kane is a classic movie, Moby Dick is a classic book, Death of a Salesman is a classic stage play and, well, you can use the word classic ad nauseum.
PURPOSE
March 15, 1999
From law to nursing, Stephanie Stewart of Hospice Care in Douglas County has many interests.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 15, 1999
The following federal lien releases were recently filed in Douglas County: Papa Keno’s Pizzeria Inc., $16,046.98.
VERMEER TIES FOR SECOND
March 15, 1999
Huntersville, N.C. — Kansas junior golfer Ryan Vermeer finished with a three-round total of 211 strokes and tied for second to help the Jayhawks finish fourth at the UNC Charlotte Birkdale Classic. Vermeer trailed winner Nebraska’s Josh Madden by two shots. Munsch takes fifth
S PC EMULATION IS A SWEET MRHYDE
March 15, 1999
I was walking through the vendor area at a recent educational technology conference when something both familiar and strange caught my eye in the Apple Computer booth. It was an iMac, which is a familiar sight because my lovely wife now uses one at home. But the strange thing was what was on the screen — Windows 98. I stopped to mess with it a bit, curious to see which of the PC-emulation programs was running on the iMac, and curious to see whether Windows on a Mac is really usable at all. I was pleasantly surprised (although I have to admit that I don’t normally use the word “pleasant” when discussing Microsoft Windows).
S LOVE FOR CHILDREN ENDURES SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
March 15, 1999
Betsy Farley, a stay-at-home mother, enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and other organizations in Lawrence.
S SUCCESS SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL-WORLD
March 15, 1999
The window of opportunity is a special time for a baby’s learning.
GROWTH ISSUES
March 15, 1999
To the editor: “If you’re not for smart growth, you’re for dumb growth.” Unfortunately, like the Journal-World, our local developer-backed candidates operate on the premise that whatever can be done to increase growth and circulation is necessarily smart. When traffic clogs, it must be the fault of others who voice dumb objections to four-lane roads through their wetlands.
S PLAYERS WERE IMPRESSED WITH KANSAS GUARD RYAN ROBERTSON, BUT THEY WERE JUST AS DETERMINED TO REACH THE SWEET 16.
March 15, 1999
Hats off to Ryan Robertson, said Kentucky guard Wayne Turner, after the Kansas guard’s tour de force performance Sunday. “Ryan played unbelievable,” Turner said. “He showed a lot of heart, a lot of courage. He was feeling the way we were. He was doing what he could do to win.”
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 15, 1999
* Consider a request for final plat for Lawrence Medical Plaza Addition No. 2, a one-lot office subdivision covering 5.16 acres at the northwest corner of Sixth and Maine streets. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Rodger W. Henry of H&S Holdings L.L.C., property owner of record. * Consider a request for a final plat for Midwest Health Addition, a one-lot subdivision covering 8.99 acres at the southeast corner of Harvard Road and Wakarusa Drive. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for James A. Klausman, president of Midwest Health Services Inc., property owner of record.
OTHER CONCERNS
March 15, 1999
Taverns aren’t the only cause of traffic and noise problems east of the Kansas University campus. It is understandable that many of those living close to bars in Lawrence have been and will continue to be concerned, upset or mad about the actions and behavior of people frequenting the establishments. Unfortunately the conduct of some patrons, along with the noise and traffic activity associated with the bars can create a less-than-ideal environment.
IN A CLASSIC MATCHUP OF TRADITIONAL BASKETBALL POWERS, DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION KENTUCKY SURVIVED KANSAS.
March 15, 1999
The setting wasn’t the Final Four. It just seemed like it Sunday as defending national champion Kentucky outlasted Kansas, 92-88, in overtime at the Superdome in a second-round NCAA Midwest Regional contest sure to be remembered as a classic.
OHIO QUILTER FEATURED AT MEETINGS THIS WEEK
March 15, 1999
Anita Shackelford, of Bucyrus, Ohio, will be the featured lecturer at the March meeting of the Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild. The guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
PHYSICIAN EXAMINES FULL CAREER
March 15, 1999
Dr. Monti Belot has witnessed much of Lawrence’s history and many changes in medicine.
FREE STATE SPONSORING BLOOD DRIVE
March 15, 1999
Free State High School will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in rooms 223 and 224 at Free State High School. All donors will receive a T-shirt. For more information about giving blood or to schedule an appointment, please call Kansas Blood Services at 843-5383.
EFFORTS
March 15, 1999
About 300 fans greeted the Kansas University men’s basketball team at Allen Fieldhouse Sunday night.
THRILLS, CHILLS MARK FINAL PERFORMANCE
March 15, 1999
The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball season ended Sunday in a tumultuous 92-88 overtime defeat by the NCAA defending champions.