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TIME TO REVIEW SOCIAL SECURITY
November 3, 1999
There is an old con game called “bait and switch.” It is simple: the con artist puts a highly desirable item up for sale. A willing buyer appears. As the buyer is distracted, the seller removes the valuable item and substitutes in its place a cheap imitation which he then conceals in a bag or other covering. The buyer leaves thinking that he has purchased the valuable item. When he returns home, he discovers that he has been fooled. The con artist is long gone and untraceable. Con games such as this will, for the average man or woman, earn a prison sentence. But what do you do when it is the Congress of the United States which is playing bait and switch upon the American people?
ROTARY CLUBS SEEKING EXCHANGE STUDENTS
November 3, 1999
Rotary clubs seeking exchange students
INELL COKER GORDON
November 3, 1999
Memorial services for Inell Coker Gordon, 63, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Gordon died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at her daughter’s home in Lawrence.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
November 3, 1999
Carlson Wagonlit Travel cuts business fees
CLOSE
November 3, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.28; milo, $1.32; corn, $1.60. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, NA; corn, $1.60. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.32; corn, $1.65.
SIDE ATTACKS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE
November 3, 1999
The most sensible speech in the recent Senate debate on campaign finance reform was not made until it was over. A few days after the backers of the McCain-Feingold bill banning “soft money” contributions to the political parties had failed, once again, to break the opponents’ filibuster, retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York rose to offer a few reflections on the experience. With quiet irony, he remarked that “I supported the reform with only a faint sense of familiarity. Here we are, reforming the results of the last reform, a not infrequent task of Congress.” Ever the scholar, he reminded readers of the Congressional Record of the long saga of such efforts, going back to the Naval Appropriations Act of 1867, “which prohibited Navy officers and federal employees from soliciting campaign funds from Navy Yard workers.”
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEBATE
November 3, 1999
Capital punishment is a subject — like abortion — that brings out strong feelings in most Americans. Many Americans object to such punishment on the grounds that even the most dire crimes do not warrant execution and also because some executed convicts will, in fact, have been innocent. Proponents of capital punishment, on the other hand, argue that execution serves two very important purposes: first, that capital punishment has a deterrent effect, i.e., other potential criminals will refrain from criminal activity because they fear punishment of this sort; and, second, that such punishment satisfies a basic human need for revenge and provides psychological closure for victims’ families.
OFFICERS CASH IN ON HUD DEAL
November 3, 1999
If you are a police officer looking for a home at half price and $100 down, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has a deal for you: The Officer Next Door Program. The theoretical catch is that the home is supposed to be in a deteriorating neighborhood and you must live in it for at least three years. These homes come from HUD’s stock of 50,000 properties seized from individuals who defaulted on government-backed loans. The idea is to decrease the housing stock and fill the homes, while bringing a law-abiding influence into bad neighborhoods. The reality is otherwise.
FARMLAND-CENEX MERGER FACES OPPOSITION
November 3, 1999
Farmland-Cenex merger faces opposition
JUDGE GIVES PROBATION FOR ACCIDENTAL DEATH
November 3, 1999
The first of two co-defendants in a November 1998 shooting death received probation Tuesday.
SAFETY PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS FALLS TO BUDGET KNIFE
November 3, 1999
A safety education program provided free to school children in Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin will end because of a tight budget at Headquarters Counseling Center.
ROUTING OPTION
November 3, 1999
To the editor: Fortunately the SLT was not the only way to route traffic around Lawrence. Douglas County has existing resources which are existing roadways that could be improved in order to route some traffic around Lawrence. This route which I am about to share with you has been received by the powers that be and hopefully could be a city/county and with any luck KDOT partnership.
COUNTY TO CONSIDER MAILBOX REGULATIONS
November 3, 1999
County officials are considering regulating rural mailboxes in the name of safety.
NOV 3-100 YEARS AGO
November 3, 1999
On Nov. 3, 1899, the Lawrence World, on the occasion of the arrival in the city of the Company H of the 20th Kansas, editorialized “The boys of Company H are once more on their native heath. The past year has been a hard one for them and it has also been a glorious one. It has been crowded with events until they jostle each other.” Never has a regiment come home as these boys have come. Never has there been such another welcome extended. Business was forgotten, everything was forgotten but the one desire to do honor to the brave boys who carried our flag triumphantly into a new world.” This morning was a patriotic love feast in which everybody participated. It was simply glorious.”
TREASURER TOUTS NEW COLLEGE SAVINGS TAX BREAK
November 3, 1999
The break will allow families to save $2,000 a year for each child to attend college that will be tax deductable.
DISTRICT CLOSE TO MOVING IN AT 110 MCDONALD DRIVE
November 3, 1999
Activity at the school district’s new administration and warehouse complex will heat up as Lawrence slips into the holiday season.
QUAIL RUN PLAYS HIGH SCHOOLERS LIKE PAWNS
November 3, 1999
Youngsters at Quail Run School are making moves like they want to follow in footsteps of world champions Bobby Fischer and Alexander Khalifman. Five members of the Lawrence elementary school’s chess club played well enough at the St. Thomas Aquinas High School tournament in Overland Park to place second among 17 teams in the high school division.
BLOTTER FOR NOV. 3, 1999
November 3, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LAWRENCE SCHOOL MENUS FOR NEXT WEEK
November 3, 1999
In addition to the main dish choice listed below, all Lawrence public schools will offer at least two other choices for lunch. All elementary schools will have available to students fruit and vegetable bars. Junior highs and high schools offer an even wider variety of choices.
KEY LIME PIE RECIPES
November 3, 1999
Easy Key Lime Pie 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
SARAH CHAPMAN OBITUARY
November 3, 1999
SARAH CHAPMAN Baldwin — Graveside services for Sarah J. Chapman, 90, Davenport, Iowa, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FOR NOV. 2, 1999
November 3, 1999
City to pay half of street improvements
ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED IN 1997 CASE
November 3, 1999
More than two years after he allegedly broke into a Lawrence house and held its occupants captive at gunpoint while robbing them, a Kansas City, Mo., man is facing charges. Anthony Lee Hunter, 30, appeared in court Tuesday in the Aug. 1, 1997, robbery.
SUSPECT DENTS POLICE CAR WITH HIS HEAD
November 3, 1999
Police responding to a fight in a convenience store parking lot had their hands full when one of the suspects, hands cuffed behind his back, allegedly battered several officers and dented a patrol car with his head. The fight began Monday night when Matthew James Geboe, 31, was on a phone outside the store, 1414 W. Sixth, and became agitated with the music Ken Conklin was playing in his car. Conklin, a customer at the store, was leaving when Geboe ran at the car, made obscene gestures and started yelling, said Lawrence police officer David Anderson.
TOY BOWL
November 3, 1999
Twins Ryan Murphy and Brian Murphy both scored on touchdown runs Sunday at Haskell Stadium as the Hurricanes capped an unbeaten season with a 16-14 victory over the Trojans in the A division of the Toy Bowl. In the sixth-grade game, Ryan Murphy scored on a seven-yard TD run and added a two-point conversion run. After Brian Murphy scored on a 59-yard run, Ryan Murphy added another two-point run for a 16-0 lead.
11-3 IS DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT?
November 3, 1999
Is death by electrocution cruel and unusual punishment? Dustin Johnson,
S ROGERS WANTS REDEMPTION VERSUS BAYLOR
November 3, 1999
Darrell Bush went one way and Marcus Rogers went the other. As a result, Kansas University’s football season, which could have gone one way, instead went the other.
CITY STANDINGS BASKETBALL
November 3, 1999
Men’s One: Natives 3-1, Quintons 3-1, Fiji 2-2, C.M.B. 1-2, Clean Team 0-3. Men’s Two: NBN 3-0, Slash 2-1, Phi Delta Theta 1-2, Blue Group 1-2, En Fuego 1-2, AND 1 1-2.
CLOVIS E. JOHNSON OBITUARY
November 3, 1999
CLOVIS E. JOHNSON Ottawa — Services for Clovis E. Johnson, 90, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.
BIG 12 POLL
November 3, 1999
Big 12 Media Poll Team (first place votes) Pts
S PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM?
November 3, 1999
Can a complaint be filed regarding KU football’s new public address system using the same law that prohibits extremely loud car stereo speaker systems? According to City Manager Mike Wildgen, no. The new “car stereo” ordinance, which became effective Jan. 1, only applies to sound-amplification systems in motor vehicles. Under the law, an operator of a motor vehicle with a sound-amplification system which can be heard from 50 feet away can be cited for an ordinance violation and fined $50.
KEY LIME JUICE SUBSTITUTION
November 3, 1999
Substitution Key limes and key lime juice are difficult to find in these parts. Some say that, in a pinch, cooks may substitute a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and lime juice for the amount of key lime juice called for in the recipe.
NEW SCHOOL FUELS CONSTRUCTION SURGE
November 3, 1999
Booming values of construction contracts in September were enough to put Douglas County 5 percent ahead for the first nine months of the year, according to a new report.
ELWELL GIVEN 30 DAYS TO NEGOTIATE LEASE
November 3, 1999
City commissioners want a written contract and refuse to waive ADA requirements for a planned New Year’s Eve Party.
BALD EAGLE STATUS SPREADS CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
November 3, 1999
Removing the bald eagle from the state list of protected species could lead to the end of programs that helped save the national symbol.
CAKE IS PERFECT SNACK FOR SOCIABLE GATHERINGS
November 3, 1999
What I know about cooking can be inscribed on the head of a pin with a jackhammer. Basically, if it isn’t named after the Earl of Sandwich, I can’t make it. And yet “
HOLTON TOPPLES PERRY-LECOMPTON
November 3, 1999
Perry-Lecompton caught the number of the truck. It was 40. Those are the uniform digits worn by Matt Schirmer, the Holton running back who rushed for four touchdowns as the No. 1-ranked Wildcats subdued Perry-Lecompton, 28-14, in a Class 4A bi-district football game on Tuesday night.
FOOD BRIEF
November 3, 1999
Short attention span Now you see her, now you don’t. The average American woman zips down the grocery aisle in 20 seconds making her selections in the blink of an eye, Self magazine reports. To catch the shopper’s eye, the grocery industry uses specific colors in packaging to trigger subconscious associations and buying decisions.
NOV 3-40 YEARS AGO
November 3, 1999
Controversial Kansas Gov. George Docking, former Lawrence banker, was the subject of a Saturday Evening Post magazine article, “The Governor Leaves Them Gasping.” The headline hinged on his tendencies to do unorthodox things and his determination to “slay as many sacred cows in state government as possible.”
HOSPITALS
November 3, 1999
Births Terri Andres, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
UNITED EFFORT
November 3, 1999
Gifts to United Way of Douglas County fill a multitude of needs for thousands of county residents. United Way of Douglas County is scheduled to end its annual fund-raising campaign on Friday and organizers say they need more help to meet their ambitious $1.34 million goal.
PERRY RESIDENTS SEEK REDEFINITION OF LONG DISTANCE
November 3, 1999
A survey of local long-distance charges may force the telephone company to offer an optional calling plan for Perry residents.
AGING GRANT CALLED ILLEGAL
November 3, 1999
The resignation of Thelma Hunter Gordon makes moot any possible disciplinary action.
KU PROFESSOR GIVES $25,000 FOR ARCHITECTURE
November 3, 1999
KU professor gives $25,000 for architecture
OIL, VINEGAR VARIETIES CREATE STIR
November 3, 1999
Oil vs. oil DEAR HELOISE: There are two questions I want to ask you. First, what is the difference between salad oil and vegetable oil? The recipe I have calls for salad oil, and I cannot find it.
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November 3, 1999
What do you know about the margarines that claim to help lower cholesterol? Take Control, Benecol and Benecol Light are the brand names of margarines that have been introduced in American grocery stores.
PROTECTION ONE ENDS SALE OF CANADIAN UNIT TO VOXCOM
November 3, 1999
Protection One ends sale of Canadian unit
NOV 3-25 YEARS AGO
November 3, 1999
The Lawrence United Fund drive had topped $100,000 in its bid to reach the goal of $189,825. The local school board said it was stepping up its efforts to improve the vocational and vo-tech sequences for those not interested in college.
BAD FADS MAKE CRAPPY CREPES
November 3, 1999
We should have seen it coming. A few years ago, when “wraps” became the thing, it stood to reason that a crepe revival was close behind. Although crepes have a long way to go to reclaim the popularity they enjoyed 20 years ago, we’re seeing more of them on menus and in the food press than we have for some time. Crepes were nothing new, even when they were novel to most people. The Crepes Suzette had been a French dessert standard forever. However, most Americans got into the crepe groove during the heyday of the Magic Pan restaurant chain, which cranked out crepes like hot cakes and then went belly up. Every metropolis had a Magic Pan — there was one on the Country Club Plaza — and the lines of people waiting to get in often were long.
CLOSE
November 3, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,581.84
RINKE SERVICES
November 3, 1999
Services for Clarence E. Rinke, 55, rural Jefferson County, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Rinke died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his home as a result of a gunshot wound. His death is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
KANSAS TOPS BIG 12 MEDIA POLL
November 3, 1999
It’s unanimous. Kansas is the pick to win this year’s Big 12 regular-season men’s basketball title.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
November 3, 1999
KU volleyball to meet Huskers