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GASLIGHT GRANTS?
March 16, 1999
Owners of the Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park have asked the city for grants to help 173 families relocate from the park, a portion of which is being sold for commercial development. The grants, if approved, would be for $1,000 to $2,000 per family, to be used either for moving expenses or upgrading the mobile homes to be relocated.
TEAM IN TRAINING DISCUSSION SET
March 16, 1999
The Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America will sponsor a free, no-obligation meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for runners and walkers interested in joining Team in Training. Team in Training is the world’s largest endurance training program. Team members will prepare to participate in honor of a leukemia patient in the Chicago Marathon, Oct. 24, New York Marathon, Nov. 7, or the Cozumel, Mexico Marathon, Nov. 14.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1999
Every time the Red Cross bloodmobile comes to town, the local blood bank sponsors a drive two days before. We are here to help people by giving blood. Why can’t they split this up so that more people could have an opportunity to give to both of them? People may donate year-round at Kansas Blood Services, 535 Gateway Dr., said Adrianne Evans, assistant director of recruitment for KBS.
CANDIDATES SUPPORT TAXATION FOR CITY BUS TRANSPORTATION
March 16, 1999
About 25 people attended a forum for Lawrence city commission and school board candidates sponsored by the Centennial Neighborhood Assn.
LARGE-LOT PLAN GIVEN GO-AHEAD
March 16, 1999
Doug Compton finally can proceed with the extremely low-density housing development, to include his own dream home, that he plans for northwest Lawrence. On Monday, the Douglas County Commission approved his request for a zoning change from agricultural to suburban home residential for 162 acres just southwest of Peterson and Folks roads. The request was made to allow for development of seven large-acreage home sites.
CORRECTION
March 16, 1999
The location and program of the No Name Club meeting were incorrectly reported in Saturday’s Journal-World. The club will meet at 1 p.m. today at the home of Dorothy Westerhouse in Eudora. The program, “Panama,” will be given by Louise Woods.
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March 16, 1999
The Douglas County commissioners adopted a policy Monday that will keep competing events from being held at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds within 60 days of each other. The problem arose last week when U.S. Weapons, a gun and knife show promoter, applied for a reservation to run a gun show on the weekend before another gun show is to take place.
KU THEATRE STAGES ORIGINAL PLAYWRIGHTS
March 16, 1999
Kansas University’s English Alternative Theatre staged its own playwriting “Final Four” competition this weekend, with the two finalists performing again Sunday evening. “The He-Man Fighters” by Aaron Thomas and “A Bomb in Gilead” by Jan Chapman played before a full house in the small Smith Hall auditorium, and due to limited rehearsal time the performances were actually staged readings.
COUNTY SAYS NO TO WATER REMEDY
March 16, 1999
Edgerton officials failed to convince commissioners that they needed to condemn land to ease their water troubles.
ESTHER EDDY SHRIVER
March 16, 1999
Graveside services for Esther Eddy Shriver, 85, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shriver died Monday, March 15, 1999, at the Eudora Nursing Home.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 16, 1999
Haskell’s once-beaten women’s basketball team will play its first game in the NJCAA Div. II national championship tournament at 3 p.m. CST Thursday in Hagerstown, Md. The Indians, who earned a first-round bye through a blind draw, will meet either Kankakee, Ill., or Mercer, Pa.
CHEROKEE MEETING SCHEDULED THURSDAY
March 16, 1999
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Joe Byrd will host a Cherokee Community Meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Rose room at Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Avenue. All tribal members are welcome, as well as those interested in the Cherokee Nation. Dinner will be served in Curtis Hall prior to the meeting.
KANSAS (41) MINFGFTREBPFTP M-AM-AO-T
March 16, 1999
Lynn Pride 33 4-12 0-1 2-9 5 9 Jaclyn Johnson 36 2-8 0-0 2-5 5 4
(NO HEADLINE)
March 16, 1999
If every Kansas University hitter starts seeing the ball as well as shortstop John Nelson, the Jayhawks may not have to worry so much about run production. Nelson extended his hitting streak to nine games during KU’s doubleheader sweep of Big 12 rival Iowa State on Monday at Hoglund Park.
REPORT: NEW FOSTER-CARE SYSTEM FLAWED
March 16, 1999
The League of Women Voters has chosen foster care as an issue to study at an upcoming state convention to be held in Lawrence on April 24-25.
KU SOFTBALL TEAM TO OPEN AT HOME AGAINST UA TODAY
March 16, 1999
Kansas’ softball team will make its home debut today against Arkansas. The doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Jayhawk Field. Kansas has compiled an 11-10 record while playing its first 21 games on the road. The Jayhawks finished with a 2-3 record at the Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla., over the weekend.
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March 16, 1999
Overdue comeuppances The NCAA is beginning to pay the price for its high-handed tactics over the years.
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES DISCUSS EQUITY
March 16, 1999
Lawrence School board candidates address their desires for achieving an equitable educational experience for all students. Editor’s note: This is the third 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.
PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY PUTS LAWRENCE BELOW AVERAGE
March 16, 1999
Lawrence ranked 232nd out of 313 cities examined in the Sprint Business survey.
ROBERT RAYMOND RANDEL
March 16, 1999
Chula Vista, Calif. — Services for Robert Raymond Randel, 81, Chula Vista, Calif., were held in California. He died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999.
TUTU LECTURE TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY
March 16, 1999
Tickets go on sale today for the lecture at Kansas University by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. Tutu, a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta, will speak on “Bridging the Chasm Between Black and White” at 7 p.m. April 18 in Allen Fieldhouse.
CITY, SCHOOL DISCUSS PROPOSED FSHS POOL
March 16, 1999
School board members wanted assurance that if the city, at some point in the future, decided that it no longer wanted to own the pool, the district would have the option to purchase it back.
LONGER CONTRACTS BROACHED IN TALKS
March 16, 1999
The possibility of negotiating a 10-month contract for Lawrence schoolteachers emerged Wednesday during talks on a pact for the 2000-2001 academic year. Adding one month to the contracts of the district’s 800 teachers would require that the school year begin in early August and end in the middle of June.
FTA HELPS CITY WITH BUS SERVICE PLAN
March 16, 1999
Two representatives of the Federal Transit Administration regional office in Kansas City, Mo. and a third from Washington, D.C., spent about seven hours with Lawrence officials Wednesday. They came to help city officials iron out problems with getting a planned citywide bus service started.
LAWRENCE BAND RIDES INTERNET TO NATIONAL TV TRUCKER TO APPEAR ON USA NETWORK
March 16, 1999
The Lawrence classic rock band Trucker is set to appear on a new nationally televised music show.
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
March 16, 1999
TODAY Noon-1 p.m.: Merienda lecture, “Race, Class and Identity: A Culturalist Contrast of Brazil in the United States,” Professor Evandro Camara of Emporia State University, International Room, Kansas Union, KU.
MUST - NON PROFIT ASSOCIATION CANCELS WORKSHOP
March 16, 1999
Nonprofit association cancels workshop
PRIVATE LAW SCHOOL LOOKING FOR NEEDED ACCREDITATIONS
March 16, 1999
A new Wichita law school has convenient evening hours. The catch is it can’t grant degrees for practicing law.
BLOTTER
March 16, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
BODY
March 16, 1999
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department has asked the Kansas City Metro Squad to help identify a woman’s body found in DeSoto on Tuesday night. Sheriff’s Capt. Vince Werkowitch said the department would brief the squad this morning before asking for assistance. The Metro Squad is a major cases unit that is made up of detectives from many of the police departments in the greater Kansas City area.
GRANDFATHER, 76, FACES COURT TRIAL ON RAPE CHARGES
March 16, 1999
The attorney for a 76-year-old Lawrence man accused of raping his granddaughter will get to see a therapist’s notes from the girl’s counseling sessions. The decision by Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone came during a preliminary hearing Wednesday for the septuagenarian. Malone ordered the man to stand trial on felony charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
HOSPITAL OFFICIALS TO LOBBY
March 16, 1999
Officials from Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be schmoozing state legislators today in Topeka. Members of the hospital’s board of directors and administrative staff will have their annual informal luncheon in the Capital’s West Lounge at noon. No specific items will be discussed.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 16, 1999
The Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters made several recommendations in its new report on the Kansas foster care system: * The Legislature should reauthorize the Social and Rehabilitation Services Transition Oversight Committee, a legislative panel created especially to examine issues relating to changes in child welfare and other issues.
PLANNING COMMISSION BRIEFS
March 16, 1999
Industrial zoning granted for tract
TRAIN BB
March 16, 1999
LAWRENCE AID Lawrence Douglas-County Fire and Medical units were called twice to the scene for mutual assistance in the early morning, but were relieved from service both times.
NATHAN HOWE OBITUARY
March 16, 1999
NATHAN HOWE Services for Nathan C. Howe, 82, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Military graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
3-16 DO YOU SUPPORT A BILL ALLOWING PARENTS TO LEGALLY . . .
March 16, 1999
Do you support a bill allowing parents to legally abandon newborns at specific locations? James Smith,
MUST OTTAWA OFFICER CONVICTED OF DUI
March 16, 1999
Former Ottawa officer convicted of DUI
SUNFLOWER PRINCIPAL READY TO RETIRE
March 16, 1999
Sunflower School principal Janet Broers will retire at the end of the school year.
HOSPITALS
March 16, 1999
Dismissals Kayla Elizabeth Chilcoat, McLouth, discharged Wednesday.
PURDUE PULLED AWAY IN THE CLOSING MINUTES AFTER KANSAS TRAILED BY JUST FOUR POINTS WITH 9:18 REMAINING.
March 16, 1999
Kansas couldn’t become The Little Engine That Could against the big, bad Boilermakers. Kansas University’s women’s basketball team held No. 1-ranked Purdue to 34 percent shooting from the field (17 of 50) and its second-lowest point production of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the home team pulled out an NCAA second-round win, 55-41, Monday night at Mackey Arena.
SCANDAL PROVOKES BITTERNESS
March 16, 1999
The investigation into the worst police scandal in Los Angeles history degenerated into mutual recrimination with District Attorney Gil Garcetti blasting Chief Bernard C. Parks for attempting to shut him out of the investigation and the chief accusing the prosecutor of lying. SEE STORY PAGE 2A.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 16, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1986 Oldsmobile cutlass and a soprano saxophone valued on a police report at $5,500 were stolen between 4 p.m. Friday and noon Sunday from the 2500 block of West Sixth.
IN 1899
March 16, 1999
On March 16, 1899, the Lawrence World noted a sign of the city’s sophistication: “There are fewer people here who go to the depots to see the trains come in than any other town in Kansas.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
ASSOCIATION PURSUES CONFERENCE GOALS
March 16, 1999
They’ve taken the ball and run with it. The Lawrence Education Assn. is striving to reach the goals they set for themselves during the Futures Planning Conference in January.
ESTHER EDDY SHRIVER
March 16, 1999
Graveside services for Esther Eddy Shriver, 85, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shriver died Monday, March 15, 1999, at the Eudora Nursing Home.
IN THE MAG
March 16, 1999
They all call themselves The Donnas, and this four-woman band is making waves on the indie circuit. Staying in town for spring break? Then check out our calendar listing to see what’s going on.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 16, 1999
Upon further review … Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams still had no problem with Ryan Robertson passing to Kenny Gregory at the end of regulation of Sunday’s 92-88 overtime loss to Kentucky at the Superdome in New Orleans. Gregory accepted the feed on the baseline from a penetrating Robertson and missed a 10-footer at the buzzer, necessitating overtime.
SECOND
March 16, 1999
A woman convicted three times for bank robbery hit the US Bank on Monday morning, walking out with about $500. She was convicted of robbing the same bank in 1992.
FORMER CELLMATE TESTIFIES IN LOCAL KIDNAPPING CASE
March 16, 1999
His alleged victim didn’t show up for a preliminary hearing Monday, but Michael Weas’ former cellmate in Jefferson County did, testifying that Weas shared several details about kidnapping a Topeka woman last year. Dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, Charles Cowles faced the suit-clad Weas, 44, who is charged with aggravated kidnapping in the Oct. 25 abduction of a 32-year-old Topeka woman from behind Johnny’s Tavern in North Lawrence.
WOMAN REPORTS RAPE
March 16, 1999
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance between 1 a.m. and an unknown time on Jan. 29 in an apartment. The incident was reported to police the evening of Jan. 29.
JOBS BELITTLED
March 16, 1999
To the editor: Am I off-base, or did anyone else find grocery-sacking Roy Williams’ coy smile a bit disconcerting within the “Coach bags charity shot” article in the Lawrence Journal-World last Wednesday? As I see it, the Red Cross “bagged” on individuals who may depend on jobs that, by its Celebrity Challenge, are disgraced. Don’t get me wrong, I respect Mr. Williams very much for going beyond the call of duty. However, I do wish that those orchestrating the Celebrity Challenge or Roy Williams himself, being a ballyhooed class-act, would have been considerate enough to conceive a less disparaging promotional vehicle.
PEOPLE
March 16, 1999
McCartney admits romance Paul McCartney on Wednesday confirmed months-old talk that he’s seeing ex-model Heather Mills, an activist for the disabled.
GRANTS REQUESTED FOR RELOCATING FAMILIES
March 16, 1999
With 173 families about to be pushed out of a mobile home park, its owners are asking the city for up to $346,000 to defray relocation expenses. A city housing council will review the application Thursday.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 16, 1999
Carol A. Scroggins was released from the Arizona State Prison in June 1991 after serving time for a 1986 bank robbery in Tucson. Then, armed with a toy pistol, she robbed what was then Columbia Savings at 901 Vt. in Lawrence on Aug. 6, 1992. The woman pleaded guilty to that heist on March 3, 1993, and a judge sentenced her May 24, 1993, to 46 months.
DEVELOPER TO BUY GASLIGHT PROPERTY
March 16, 1999
A big manufactured-housing project in far western Lawrence would be the first to leapfrog the South Lawrence Trafficway.
AFTER A SOMEWHAT ROCKY SOPHOMORE SEASON.
March 16, 1999
Will he stay or will he go? That question — on the minds of Kansas basketball fans the past three springs as Paul Pierce, Raef LaFrentz and Jacque Vaughn decided whether to leave college early for the pros — won’t need to be addressed this offseason.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1999
What are the names of Norm Stewart’s three assistant coaches? Norm Stewart, who just concluded his 32nd year as men’s head basketball coach at Missouri, is assisted by Kim Anderson, Rich Daly and Bryan England.
SOUND OFF
March 16, 1999
I haven’t seen anything in the paper about the St. Pat’s parade. What is the route? What time does it start? The parade starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday at South Park. It will travel north along Massachusetts, and cross the Kansas River Bridge before heading east on Locust. The parade ends at the Flamingo Club, 501 W. Ninth.
PARK OWNERS SEEK TO QUELL RUMORSFEARS
March 16, 1999
The owners of Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park have a deal to sell off 173 lots, a plan to build a new housing area northwest of town and a need to wait about six months before anything is settled.
GREENBERG SHARES IDEAS ABOUT WRITINGLIFE
March 16, 1999
A writer tells how he triumphed over rejection to publish books for children on exploding toes, school lunch rebellions and creepy-crawling things.