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Wife proclaims husband’s innocence in girl’s death
November 16, 1999
Within 45 minutes Monday, first-degree murder charges were filed against one Bledsoe brother while the same charges against another were dropped.
GARNA COOK OBITUARY
November 16, 1999
GARNA COOK Meriden — Services for Garna L. Cook, 70, Meriden, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery.
CLOSE
November 16, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4.28; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.25; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.66.
11-16 SHOULD PUBLIC SCHOOLS REQUIRE TO WEAR UNIFORMS?
November 16, 1999
Should public schools require students to wear uniforms? Becky Stouppe,
KU WOMEN EAGER FOR LATVIA
November 16, 1999
Players normally call team meetings to stop a season’s uncontrolled downward spiral. Such is not for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, whose players called a team meeting after last week’s 80-67 exhibition victory over Lithuania’s Club Gija Marijampole.
FUNDING
November 16, 1999
Mainstream rather than special interest projects should get student fee funding. Many eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of whether college students should have the right to withhold activity fees from special interest groups they oppose or don’t agree with.
OBITUARY FOR EDWYNA CONDON
November 16, 1999
EDWYNA FORSYTH CONDON Private memorial services for Edwyna Forsyth Condon, 90, Lawrence, will be at a later date with inurnment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, Mo.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
November 16, 1999
KU baseball team signs two players
SOUNDOFF ON DISABILITY SERVICES
November 16, 1999
On Nov. 5 the Journal-World published an AP article regarding tax increases proposed by Senator Dick Bond. Within the article it said that Gov. Bill Graves had promised to spend $14.7 million more on social services, including eliminating the waiting list for the developmentally disabled. However, earlier articles published by the Journal-World said that Graves has no intention of spending any more funds on the developmentally disabled because he believes there’s enough money in the budget to serve all of the developmentally disabled persons. Which is true?
FRIENDS CONGREGATION PLANS TO MOVE DROP-IN CENTER FOR HOMELESS
November 16, 1999
After operating a community drop-in center for the homeless out of its meeting house for the past three years, the Oread Friends Meeting House now hopes to establish a permanent facility at another location. The congregation, whose headquarters are at 1146 Ore., is asking the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to approve a “use permitted upon review” so it can relocate the drop-in center from the meeting house to an office building at 944 Ky.
EVOLUTION FORUM TO INCLUDE BOE MEMBERS
November 16, 1999
BOE members to speak at evolution forum
BLOTTER
November 16, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
RESIDENCE HALL EVACUATED BECAUSE OF SMOKING BATTERY
November 16, 1999
Toxic fumes from an adjoining building caused Kansas University officials to evacuate Ellsworth Residence Hall for about two and a half hours as a precautionary measure Monday. An overheated lead acid battery in the Networking and Telecommunications Services department in the basement of the Ellsworth Annex released fumes, resulting in the evacuation of the nearby residence hall, said Lynn Bretz, acting director of KU’s University Relations.
COUNTY OKS FINAL PLAT FOR RANCH ESTATES
November 16, 1999
Douglas County commissioners gave the final go-ahead Monday to a 13-lot suburban subdivision to be built just outside the county’s “urban growth area.” Commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the final plat of Ranch Estates, a development by Swan Management Co. L.C., which is planned for a 71-acre site north of U.S. Highway 40 and west of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
FAKE BILLS DUPE STORES
November 16, 1999
J-W Staff Reports More than $200 in counterfeit $10 bills were passed on Friday and Saturday at stores in Lawrence, police said Monday.
GHB DRUG OVERDOES RISING IN LAWRENCE
November 16, 1999
The legal drug sometimes associated with date rape has seen increased use, officials say.
NOV 16-100 YEARS AGO
November 16, 1999
IN 1899 On Nov. 16, 1899, the Lawrence World commented: “A nibbler is a man who goes into a grocery store, runs his fingers into the sugar barrel, laps up a couple of ounces, eats a handful of nuts, then goes to the cheese case and cuts off a slice for a taste; then as a matter of course, he must have a few crackers, and, perhaps before he has made up his mind to purchase a quarter of a pound of tea he has eaten the profits of two dollars worth of groceries, and then to wind it all up, after getting trusted for the tea, he leaves the store munching a couple of apples. This is no picture of imagination but a reality, except that sometimes the nibbler does not purchase the tea.”
INFO
November 16, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The second “Get Moving! Eat Right and Stay Healthy” workshop is at 6:30 p.m. today at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.
COMMERCIAL FEDERAL RETURNS
November 16, 1999
Commercial Federal Bank is back in business in Lawrence. The Omaha-based bank opened its Lawrence branch Monday at 4114 W. Sixth, in the Monterey Business Plaza at the northeast corner of Sixth and Eldridge streets.
COMMISSION MEETING CANCELED
November 16, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Douglas County Commission will not meet Wednesday night as normally scheduled.
CLARIFICATION
November 16, 1999
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World inaccurately described the color of the coffin in which Camille Arfmann was buried. According to information supplied by her family, the coffin is dark blue.
LHS OPENS WINTER PRACTICES
November 16, 1999
Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mark Vancuren doesn’t rebuild his coaching staff. He reloads.
TOP KICKER COMMITS TO KU
November 16, 1999
One of the top kickers in the Midwest — if not the country — can’t wait to give a verbal commitment to Kansas University’s football team. Chris Tyrrell, a 6-foot, 215-pounder from Liberty (Mo.) High, plans to give the Jayhawks his nonbinding pledge just as soon as possible.
ALLEN DWELLING ON PUNT-RETURN WOES
November 16, 1999
Twenty-four hours of reflection and an introspective tape study didn’t do much to change Kansas University football coach Terry Allen’s opinion of the Jayhawks’ special teams. “I’m frustrated, disappointed, mad, angry ” all of those things,” Allen said Sunday.
HUNTERS REPORT HOT, SUCCESSFUL OPENING WEEKEND
November 16, 1999
Despite unusually warm and dry conditions, local hunters reported a bountiful first weekend to pheasant hunting season. “They were unreal,” said Lawrence’s Earl Iverson, who spent opening weekend near Uttica. “We saw a couple hundred. They were thick, amazingly.”
JOHNSON PLAYING WELL FOR KU
November 16, 1999
Ashante Johnson has hit seven of eight shots in Kansas’ two exhibition games. He’s hoping to be a factor in this, his final year at KU.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
November 16, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
TREE LOTS AWAIT HOLIDAY DELIVERIES
November 16, 1999
Sales of real Christmas trees are a $1 billion a year industry — virtually all of it during the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
KPL TRIES TO QUIET NOISY POWER PLANT
November 16, 1999
KPL officials hope that installing “baffling units” will reduce noise levels at the Lawrence Energy Center.
CONTINUITY WILL BE ELECTION KEY
November 16, 1999
Ah, the fickle American voter: One campaign will be all about issues; in the next, character is everything. What’s a poor presidential candidate to do? They’d do well to wonder, since the current campaign looks plenty fluid. Mixed results in the recent off-year elections led analysts to conclusions like this from Stuart Rothenberg: “The only lesson is, we are in a very competitive political environment nationally. Anything can happen, depending on the candidates, on the personalities, on the campaigns, on the money.”
ALLEN SEES SIMILARITIES BETWEEN KUISU
November 16, 1999
Get better players. That’s what the Jayhawks need to become competitive in the Big 12 Conference, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen said.
PREVIEW
November 16, 1999
Baldwin — Preseason expectations haven’t exactly been a burden for Baker University’s women’s basketball team. Tabbed dead last out of 10 teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the Wildcats have responded by jumping out to their best start in school history.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
November 16, 1999
Foundry lands order for tank-trailer castings
HOSPITALS
November 16, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Lowry, Eudora, a boy, Saturday.
SCHWADA BAILS ON $864,000 CONTRACT TO BUY INDIA SCHOOL
November 16, 1999
The Lawrence school district is hanging the “For Sale” sign back out at India School after a deal to sell it to a Lawrence developer collapsed Monday.
PARENTAL LEAVE STEP TOO SMALL
November 16, 1999
It’s the sort of move we have come to associate with the Commander in Chief of Incrementalism. President Clinton doesn’t stride into policy-making, he minces. He takes one teeny step at a time, extending a bit of health coverage for kids here, a touch of child care there. In return, the Democratic Party has been rewarded — overrewarded — with the terminal gratitude of women and a reputation as the party that cares about working families.
NOV 16-40 YEARS AGO
November 16, 1999
IN %% 1959 The Lawrence public school system contributions pushed the United Fund campaign past its goal of $53,155 by $15. More late reports were due to boost the final figure. The school system like the drive had struggled to meet its quota and the news of the final “push” was lauded by officials.
LAWRENCE IS Y2K-COMPLIANT
November 16, 1999
Power, natural gas, water and telephone service should be fine when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1 in Lawrence, a panel of experts said Monday night.
T PLAY AS MANY NOW
November 16, 1999
Twelve Kansas players logged eight or more minutes in the Jayhawks’ 119-44 rout of Australia Geelong on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Jeff Boschee and Kenny Gregory led KU with 23 and 20 minutes played respectively as coach Roy Williams substituted in waves for the second straight exhibition game. This will not be the norm during the regular season, Williams said after KU’s 75-point blowout victory.
FSHS WINTER PRACTICES BEGIN
November 16, 1999
Free State High’s girls basketball team hopes to pick up where it left off last season. Not only did the Firebirds come within 10 points of qualifying for the Class 6A state tournament last year after going 0-21 their first season, but also claimed the most wins of any team in the city, finishing 9-13.
SURVEILLANCE ANSWERS SOUGHT
November 16, 1999
Last week, Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., maneuvered an amendment into the national security budget to evoke some answers from the notoriously close-mouthed National Security Agency about a controversial surveillance system code-named Project Echelon. Project Echelon began with a secret post-World-War-II pact between the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, countries housing ECHELON’s half dozen listening posts. These groups funnel intelligence to the NSA and receive in return technology sharing with the NSA to monitor their own people and a chunk of the budget.
KU CYCLIST 2ND AT MOUNTAIN BIKE NATIONALS
November 16, 1999
Four years ago, Jed Schneider found himself restricted to a hospital bed, listening to his surgeon explain how Schneider’s shattered right kneecap almost ended up in the medical waste dump. On Saturday, Schneider — a 23-year-old Kansas University graduate student in geography — coasted across the finish line as the second-place finisher in the cross country portion of the Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships in Helen, Ga.
CLOSE
November 16, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,760.75
NOV 16-25 YEARS AGO
November 16, 1999
IN 1974 Harold and Betty Boehle of rural Eudora and their children, Susan and Bill, were named Douglas County’s outstanding 4-H family for 1974. Announcement of the choice was made at the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet at the Kansas Union.