Archive for Saturday, March 20, 1999

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VE GOT MOVES QUAIL RUN CHESS TEAM EYES NATIONAL TITLE
March 20, 1999
Quail Run School boasted the first-place individual medalist and first-place team in state chess competition last weekend, while Southwest Junior High boasted the first-place individual medalist and the third-place team.
U.S.-IRAQ POLICY
March 20, 1999
To the editor: Reading Lara Jost’s letter of March 16, I wonder whether it is clear that our protests about U.S. policy toward Iraq are that sanctions prohibit all kinds of humanitarian aid. Don Moseley, who spoke in Lawrence recently, broke U.S. law and the sanctions policy by taking medical journals with up-to-date information about children’s diseases, and medicines, to Iraqi doctors.
EDWIN R. LINQUIST SR.
March 20, 1999
Services for Edwin R. Linquist Sr., 77, Lawrence, are pending. Mr. Linquist died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his home. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.
EDWIN R. LINQUIST SR.
March 20, 1999
Services for Edwin R. Linquist Sr., 77, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka. Mr. Linquist died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his home.
BURGLARY ACCOMPLICE ASSIGNED PROBATION
March 20, 1999
Damen Copp told Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin on Friday that he wants to apologize face-to-face to a Lawrence woman whose home he and another young man broke into in December. “I just want to apologize for what happened,” Copp said before Martin sentenced him to 24 months of probation. The 18-year-old told the judge he has a 3-year-old sister and the thought of someone breaking into his family’s home made him feel sick to his stomach.
S 27-YEAR-OLD HAMMER RECORD.
March 20, 1999
One of the oldest of Kansas University’s men’s track and field records was broken Thursday when sophomore Scott Russell threw the hammer 213-7 in a meet at Emporia State. Russell, a sophomore from Windsor, Ontario, shattered the old mark of 202-1 set by Bill Penny in 1971. That’s the same Bill Penny who lives in Lawrence and runs Penny Concrete Co.
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March 20, 1999
Nick Collison is a state champion … again. Collison, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 basketball signee from Iowa Falls (Iowa) High School, scored 25 points to lead the Cadets to a 66-42 victory over Pella Christian in Friday night’s Iowa Class 2A state championship game.
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March 20, 1999
Kirk Hinrich came through in the clutch Saturday night, scoring a game-high 25 points in Sioux City West High’s 65-57 Iowa Class 4A state championship victory over West Des Moines Valley at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Des Moines. Hinrich, a 6-foot-3 Kansas University basketball signee, hit six of 10 shots, including four threes. He also hit nine of 10 free throws as West finished the season with a 22-3 overall mark.
LAWRENCE CONSTRUCTION VALUES UP IN JANUARY
March 20, 1999
The value of new construction contracts in Lawrence nearly doubled during January from the same time a year ago, according to a new report. Across the state, values fell despite a slight increase in residential building, according to the report from the F.W. Dodge Division of The McGraw Hill Cos.
WILLIAMS, BROWN WIN IN OPENER
March 20, 1999
Lawrence High junior Chris Williams, the defending Class 6A state 3,200-meter champion, won the 3,200 on Thursday at the Lions’ season-opening track meet at Topeka Seaman. Williams finished in 9 minutes, 54.96 seconds.
SOUND OFF
March 20, 1999
Could you tell me how Kansas Board of Regents members are selected and what the salary is for each? The nine men and women serving on the Board of Regents, which has jurisdiction over Kansas University and five other state universities, are appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the Senate.
TONGANOXIE VOLUNTEERS PITCH IN $330,000 WORTH OF LABOR, MATERIALS TOWN MAKES GRAND STAND FOR SCHOOL TRACK
March 20, 1999
The school district is renovating the high school track and the bleachers and otherwise upgrading the track and field facilities. But it is strong support from community volunteers that will make the final result grander than it otherwise might have been, said Supt. Richard Ericson. “It’s being done through a mixture of volunteer and bid work,” he said. “There’s a lot of expertise in this community.”
HARPER O. STRATTON
March 20, 1999
Services for Harper O. Stratton, 90, Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Stratton died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Medicalodge in Leavenworth.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
March 20, 1999
Burglaries and thefts reported * The electrical engineering and computer science department at Kansas University reported computer equipment valued at $1,670 stolen between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday from Room 207 of Snow Hall.
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March 20, 1999
It’s highly doubtful that any major university chancellor or president would volunteer that his or her school was engaged in practices designed to give athletes phony grades to keep them eligible. In fact, when such situations are exposed, the chancellors or presidents usually express total shock, saying they had no idea such things were going on at the school and that they intend to launch an investigation to discover how serious the matter may be and how much it may have spread through the athletic department.
STATISTICS TELL SAD STORY
March 20, 1999
Since the 1996 federal reforms, the number of Kansas families receiving public assistance has plummeted. But a new report by United Way and Kansas Action for Children suggests many leaving the welfare rolls are struggling as a result. Among the report’s findings:
MONDAY DATEBOOK
March 20, 1999
MONDAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission meeting, Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
SIGN SOUND OFF
March 20, 1999
What is the city’s policy on old signs? Independent Laundry moved out of the 500 block of Indiana about a year ago and the new owner has never taken down the old sign and has parked an old truck with a broken window in front of the store since last summer. Private property or not, this makes Indiana look kind of tacky. City Manager Mike Wildgen said the city sign ordinance requires that “any sign existing which no longer advertises a bona fide business being conducted, or a product being sold, shall within thirty days after written notification from the building inspector be taken down and removed by the owner, agent or person having the beneficial use of the building.”
CHEAP
March 20, 1999
Despite KU’s loss, Kansas will have a presence at the Final Four in Indianapolis: Prairie Graphics, a Lawrence company, is printing team T-shirts.
KU FANS CHEER DESPITE LOSS
March 20, 1999
As Kansas University’s basketball team battled back to a near victory Sunday against Duke University on Sunday, some local fans watched and cheered at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth. A piece of the old Allen Fieldhouse court hung on the wall of the Lodge where Daisy Haug cheered on the Jayhawks.
S THIRD-PLACE GAME AGAINST MOTT (MICH.) CC.
March 20, 1999
Hagerstown, Md. — The little team that could didn’t stand a chance against Northwest Shoals. Haskell Indians Nations University, which earned its first-ever berth and its first-ever win in the NJCAA Div. II women’s basketball tournament on the strength of its speed and in-your-face defense, was raked over the coals by Shoals, 92-63, in one of the tournament’s semifinal games on Friday night at the Hagerstown CC Athletic Recreation and Community Center.
BLOTTER
March 20, 1999
Law enforcement report Condition reports
HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM
March 20, 1999
AP Photo Hostage rescue team equipment that could be used during a field test that will re-enact critical aspects of the 1993 Waco seige is displayed Sunday in Killeen, Tex. The test was designed to answer a key question in the Branch Davidians’ pending wrongful-death lawsuit against the government.
TRAFFIC BACKS UP SATURDAY
March 20, 1999
AP Photo Traffic backs up Saturday on a freeway exit ramp in Albuquerque, N.M., where a traffic light wasn’t working due to a power outage. Most of New Mexico was affected by the outage, which lasted several hours. A power company official blamed a shortage of electrical transmission lines for compounding the effects of the outage.
CIDER HOUSE RULES
March 20, 1999
AP Photo Michael Caine plays an abortionist in the film “Cider House Rules.” Abortion opponents generally have stayed mum about “Cider House,” because it has not been hugely popular and is not an “outright attack on people’s faith,” said Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide.
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN
March 20, 1999
AP Photo Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is shown with his wife, Cindy, after a campaign speech early this month in Wilmington, Ohio. With his strong national following, McCain will wield new clout when he returns to Washington this week.
REPORT ON TRAFFICWAY SET FOR MONDAY RELEASE
March 20, 1999
A draft of a federally mandated report on how the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway would affect the historical, spiritual and cultural aspects of Haskell Indian Nations University will be released Monday. Its authors had hoped the draft report, called a 4(f) statement, would be completed by Friday, but a cover letter was not ready, said David Geiger, Kansas division administrator for the Federal Highway Administration.
BALDWIN FIRE DAMAGES RESTAURANT
March 20, 1999
A Baldwin restaurant was destroyed by a fire Sunday evening. Baldwin firefighters received a call about 6:30 p.m. of a fire at Popp’s Restaurant, 131 Baker.
UTILITIES ADMINISTRATOR LANDS JOB IN FLORIDA
March 20, 1999
An administrator in Lawrence’s utilities department is heading home for work. Jonathan Allen, management analyst for the utilities department, has accepted a job as assistant to the city manager in Tamarac, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. He starts April 5.
HIGHWAY SIGNS BRING BIG BOOST TO BUSINESS
March 20, 1999
Kansas Logos Inc. provides businesses a spot on the blue directional signs that line the state’s highways.
BIRTHS
March 20, 1999
Christina Fuller and Wesley Galloway, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Sherri and Bill Myers, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
VINEYARD STRIVES TO BE BEST IN STATE
March 20, 1999
The Kugler’s wines took first, second and fourth place in the best of show category at the 10th Annual Amateur Wine Competition in Wichita.
MELVIN E. PERCIVAL
March 20, 1999
Services for Melvin E. Percival, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Percival died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.
S POLICE CHIEF SEEKS MORE OFFICERS
March 20, 1999
The Lawrence Police Department is a bit smaller than average, but where to find money for more growth?
KU MONITORS ACADEMICS WITH INNOVATIVE SYSTEM
March 20, 1999
KU officials making management decisions can turn to an extraordinary computer system that offers a detailed analysis of academic performance on campus.
FIXED-ROUTE BUS SYSTEM SUPPORTED DURING FORUM
March 20, 1999
Representatives of several social service-type organizations see a fixed-route bus system for Lawrence as a means by which their clients could gain independence.
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March 20, 1999
Eudora High School senior Michael Van Deelen II won the high school chess championship last weekend in Overland Park.
WOULD YOU READ A BOOK THAT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE?
March 20, 1999
Erik Keizer, manager,
KU PROFESSOR LOOKS TO MAKE ROOMS SMARTER
March 20, 1999
Researchers hope to build systems so computer workplaces can be found wherever workers are.
ARTS COMMISSION DOLES OUT GRANT MONIES TO GROUPS
March 20, 1999
Eleven grants aim to assist local programs and individuals who bring awareness of the arts to the Lawrence community. From J-W Staff Reports
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March 20, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Kansas Logos Inc. of Topeka sells spots on the big, blue highway signs that direct motorists to restaurants, motels and gas stations across the state. General manager Deborah Cross is shown with one of her company’s signs.
HOSPITALS
March 20, 1999
Births Marvin and Teri Peres, Valley Falls, a girl, Sunday.
S A WRAP FOR PROGRAM WITHOUT FUNDS
March 20, 1999
Advocates of WRAP, which is in financial jeopardy, believe the program improves the emotional climate for students and staff in Lawrence public schools.
DISMISSALS
March 20, 1999
Heather Sexton and infant son, Lawrence, Saturday. Births
MELVIN E. PERCIVAL
March 20, 1999
Services for Melvin E. Percival, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Percival died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.
DUKE DELIVERS STUNNING KU LOSS
March 20, 1999
Jubilation collapsed into frustration Sunday night for Kansas University basketball fans, leaving an all-to-familiar refrain: Just wait until next year.
TEEN FACES ARSON CHARGE IN SWASTIKA CASE
March 20, 1999
A 19-year-old Kansas University student facing an arson charge in conjunction with a swastika burned into the carpet of Oliver Hall is to stay out of the residence hall, a judge ordered Friday.
PERRY-LECOMPTON HIGH SCHOOL TAKES FIRST AT JOB OLYMPICS
March 20, 1999
Perry-Lecompton High takes first at contest
HERBERT W. ALTENBERND
March 20, 1999
Services for Herbert W. Altenbernd, 83, of Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Altenbernd died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.