Archive for Monday, March 22, 1999

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BOYS FIRST TEAM
March 22, 1999
Player, school Hgt.Yr. Pos. Avg. Justin Bell, Wellsville 6-3 Sr. F 12.3
COUNTY RE-ENTERS INVESTMENT POOL
March 22, 1999
Douglas County money again will be invested in the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool after a decision during Monday’s Douglas County Commission meeting. The pool is run by the state as an investment outlet for Kansas counties, townships, school districts and other governmental bodies.
LINQUIST SERVICES
March 22, 1999
A memorial service for Edwin R. Linquist Sr., 77, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. March 31 at First Congregational Church in Topeka. Immediately following the service, a luncheon reception will be held at the Holiday Inn West Holidome. Mr. Linquist died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his home in Lawrence.
QUESTION REMAINS
March 22, 1999
To the editor: Leonard Krishtalka stated (J-W 3/17/99) that “the word `theory’ in science means a systematic body of knowledge that is tested, corrected and confirmed by experiment and observation.”
PARK RELIES HEAVILY ON BONDS
March 22, 1999
Only about $16.5 million of the total $771 million estimated cost to build the Wonderful World of Oz theme park has been raised to date, according to Oz developers who presented the following breakdown of their funding plan to lawmakers Monday. The Legislature has approved about $250 million in bonds, which remain unissued pending transfer of the Sunflower land from the federal government. Salomon Smith Barney has issued a letter to potential investors, saying the investment banking firm is “highly confident” of the project’s prospects.
RALPH E. COLEMAN
March 22, 1999
Services for Ralph E. Coleman, 65, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church, Topeka. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Coleman died Friday, March 19, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.
STATE RECYCLING AWARDS BESTOWED ON LOCAL GROUPS
March 22, 1999
Students at South Junior High School recycled 3.3 tons of waste last year, and Free State Brewing Co. and Pendleton Farms produced 50 tons of compost from food waste.
EVIDENCE?
March 22, 1999
To the editor: While I am not qualified to judge the merits of the scientific case for or against evolution, I would like to make two comments with respect to the current discussion over evolution and creationism.
HEARING RESCHEDULED IN RAPE, SODOMY CASE
March 22, 1999
Douglas County District Court has rescheduled for next month the preliminary hearing for a 29-year-old Lawrence man accused of raping and sodomizing his 3-year-old stepdaughter. The man was scheduled to appear before Judge Michael Malone on Wednesday, but attorneys in the case agreed to a continuance until 9 a.m. April 21, court records showed.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 22, 1999
One senior and four underclassmen formed the fourth-annual Journal-World all-area small class girls basketball team for 1998-99. Eudora’s Jamie Grant was the lone senior on the J-W’s top five. Juniors Trudy Carter and Brooke Terhune, who helped 23-3 Santa Fe Trail win another Kaw Valley League title and place second at the Class 4A state tournament, joined Grant on the first team. Baldwin junior Crystal Tutschulte and Wellsville sophomore Jill Dorsey completed the first squad.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 22, 1999
Seniors ruled the Journal-World’s fourth-annual all-area small class boys basketball team for 1998-99. Wellsville’s Justin Bell, Tonganoxie’s Michael Gilner, Ottawa’s Luke Queen, Oskaloosa’s Jon Raney and Eudora’s David Roubison — all seniors — comprised the J-W’s top five.
MARCELLA J. HARNESS
March 22, 1999
Services for Marcella J. Harness, 95, Wichita, will be at 2 p.m. today at the College Hill United Methodist Church Chapel, Wichita. Mrs. Harness died March 21, 1999.
(NO HEADLINE)
March 22, 1999
Lawrence’s municipal recycling program was among the winners during a statewide recycling conference last week. Lawrence was cited for its education programs, which focus on partnerships, including: Diverting batteries from the landfill with Hamm Companies Landfill and Quarry.
RON HOWARD REFLECTS
March 22, 1999
on price of fame Making “Ed TV,” a cautionary tale about the price of fame, caused filmmaker Ron Howard to reflect on his own lifelong celebrity.
FILM FANS ATTEND LOCAL OSCAR PARTY
March 22, 1999
About 150 people turned out at the Granada Theater, 1020 Mass., for the fifth annual Academy Awards benefit party.
S PERFORMANCE OFTEN ANYTHING BUT AVERAGE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
March 22, 1999
Why isn’t your portfolio performing like the red-hot Dow Jones industrial average?
THEORYFALLS
March 22, 1999
To the editor: When I started reading Leonard Krishtalka’s column “Evolution theory explains fact” I expected to see a discussion of the facts behind evolutionary theory. Instead I got a bashing of another theory, creationism. As I recall from my science classes, bashing theory B does not prove theory A. He quotes one definition of “theory” neglecting to mention that the definition includes “a speculative plan” and “a guess” as well as “a formulation of underlying principles of certain observed phenomena which has been verified to some degree.” He then states, “it comprises an enormous body of fact, built, honed and corroborated by 150 years of observation and experiment.”
BONDS FAVORED
March 22, 1999
To the editor: On April 6 a very important election will be held for the Perry-Lecompton school district. A bond issue would provide additional space at the elementary, middle and high schools.