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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, 4-H GROUP
November 17, 1999
Winning team. The Douglas County 4-H Dairy Project and Quiz Bowl members won several awards and honors at the Kansas All Breeds Junior Dairy Show held recently in Salina. They won the Herdsman and Clean Stall Award with a traveling trophy and $150. The Senior Quiz Bowl team placed second in state competition. Standing, from left, are Katy Taul, Shelby Miller, Mark Flory, Clint Hornberger, Tyler Trowbridge, Becky Skaggs, Dennis Craig, Ted Jehle, Kayla Pringle and Kallie Keen; middle row, Dale Baker and Amy Craig; and front row, Casey George, Quinton Keen, Kelly Baker and Callie Craig. Samantha Milligan is not pictured. The photo was submitted by Carol Keen, Baldwin. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
POSTERS?
November 17, 1999
Is there a Web site for most-wanted criminals, and where are the wanted posters posted here in Lawrence? The Lawrence post office has pictures and information sheets of wanted felons, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has a “most wanted” list on its Web site at www.ink.org/public/kbi/kbiwantedpage.html.
CLOSE
November 17, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.29; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.32; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.34; milo, $1.36; corn, $1.66.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
November 17, 1999
Target stores boost Dayton Hudson’s profits
BIG 12 BASKETBALL SIGNEES
November 17, 1999
Big 12 Signings Here is a list of basketball signees announced on the first day of the early signing period which runs Nov. 10-17.
100 YEARS
November 17, 1999
On Nov. 17, 1899, the Lawrence World advised: “The supreme court has decided that the shade trees in front of a man’s property belong to him, although they may be located on public property. The case in which the decision was rendered in which a property owner sued a telephone company for cutting off the limbs of the trees. Under this decision house movers, telephone and telegraph companies, etc., who so often ruthlessly lap off great branches are liable to damages unless the consent of the property owner are secured.”
THE RIGHT PERSON
November 17, 1999
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will represent both the state and nation well as head of the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee. The country, as well as the U.S. Senate, is fortunate to have Pat Roberts taking on the chairmanship of the Senate Ethics Committee.
11-17 SHOULD STUDENTS BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRE-GAME
November 17, 1999
Should students be allowed to participate in pre-game prayers? Carolyn Mollett,
SCHOOL MENU
November 17, 1999
In addition to the main dish choice listed below, all Lawrence public schools will offer at least two other choices for lunch. These choices may be a hamburger, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a school sack lunch, or all three, depending on the individual school. All elementary schools will have available to students fruit and vegetable bars. Junior highs and high schools offer an even wider variety of choices.
BLOTTER FOR NOV. 17, 1999
November 17, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WESTERN REPORTS DECLINE IN THIRD-QUARTER EARNINGS
November 17, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Western Resources Inc. posted third-quarter earnings of $49 million, a drop of more than $22 million compared with the same three-month period a year ago.
FORUMS TO ELICIT PUBLIC INPUT ON SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHANGES
November 17, 1999
The Lawrence school district Thursday night will play host to the first of three informal public forums regarding proposed elementary school boundary changes.
$5,000 OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT JEFFERSON COUNTY MURDER
November 17, 1999
KBI is offering the reward in the murder of Clarence Rinke.
WOLF CREEK TO HOLD GRADED DRILL
November 17, 1999
Wolf Creek Station to have graded drill
LAWRENCE IMPOSES BURN BAN
November 17, 1999
A burn ban is in effect for the city of Lawrence, and one may be imposed on the rest of Douglas County as early as today. The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Department issued the burn ban for the city Tuesday, saying dry conditions make it too dangerous to burn leaves or yard waste, or to have any other type of open fire in the city.
POLICE CALL FALL AT HOTEL ACCIDENT
November 17, 1999
A Kansas City, Mo., man was seriously injured after plunging from a third-story window while chasing his girlfriend through a Lawrence hotel early Tuesday. Lawrence Police said Elijah Sangster, 22, suffered head injuries in the fall at Hotel Lawrence, 740 Iowa. He was in serious condition Tuesday evening.
U.S. 59 ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC
November 17, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Kansas Department of Transportation will make the Environmental Assessment for the U.S. Highway 59 project from Ottawa to Lawrence available for public inspection at several area locations through Dec. 30.
CORPS PULLS PERRY LAKE FROM PROGRAM
November 17, 1999
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stopped seeking development proposals at Perry Lake.
ELEGANT PECAN TART PUTS TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY PIES TO SHAME
November 17, 1999
Every time we travel to southeastern Missouri to visit my husband’s aunt and uncle we return with several pounds of pecans. Pecans grow easily there, and Uncle Bob gathers them by the five-gallon bucket, shells them and gives them away. If you appreciate pecans as I do, it’s worth the trip. When Thanksgiving time rolls around, I tap into the bags of Missouri pecans I’ve had stashed in the freezer and use them in pies. Although pumpkin is the holiday standard, pecan pies are the ones I make first and, generally, they are the ones that disappear first.
VEGGIE DINNER
November 17, 1999
KU Environs, ECM slate vegetarian dinner
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS FOR NOV. 16 MEETING
November 17, 1999
City OK’s Inverness annexation and zoning
STING
November 17, 1999
New federal rules mean less money for youth and adult services in Lawrence public housing.
UNITED WAY REACHES GOAL
November 17, 1999
Leaders of this year’s United Way of Douglas County fund drive were recognized Tuesday evening.
BAKER-HASKELL BOX
November 17, 1999
Baker 98, Haskell 70 HASKELL (70)
MAYE NEUKIRCH OBITUARY
November 17, 1999
MAYE NEUKIRCH Coldwater — Services for Maye F. Neukirch, 88, Coldwater, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.
ALBERT SMITH OBITUARY
November 17, 1999
ALBERT SMITH Tonganoxie — Services for Albert C. Smith, 73, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Heartland Community Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
FREIDA MILLER OBITUARY
November 17, 1999
FREIDA MILLER Oskaloosa — Services for Freida Louise Miller, 80, McLouth, were Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Burial was in Fowler Cemetery, northeast of McLouth.
NOV 17-40 YEARS AGO
November 17, 1999
The Lawrence police announced a campaign to end “wrong side” parking on local streets and the fines were due to be stiffened to bring the matter under control. Kansas Gov. George Docking said he refused to approve any out-of-state travel requests involving state money made by Dr. Geoffrey Martin, state health officer. Martin had been a frequent Docking target for the past year. Kansas University staff members wondered how this latest edict might affect their travel plans.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT
November 17, 1999
Argument escalates into violence
EVOLUTION TOPIC OF KU FORUM
November 17, 1999
Evolution again was the topic of a panel discussion on Tuesday night at Kansas University. Some members of the panel said evolution was being taught as a religious belief system.
NOV 17-25 YEARS AGO
November 17, 1999
Donald Long, 28, Topeka, surrendered to authorities to face charges in the murder of Todd Storbeck, Kansas University student and a Sanctuary Club employee, during a recent early morning robbery at the club. Hostages had been taken in the incident but later released without harm. The charges against Long focused on the death, kidnapping and alleged sexual abuse of Storbeck.
ART GUARDIANS?
November 17, 1999
To the editor: The stance of the Lawrence Arts Commission on the memorial sculpture at the Union Pacific Depot has left me concerned about the future of art in Lawrence. About two years ago, my husband Mike and I asked permission of the city to place a sculpture on public property in memory of our son, Aaron. There was not then, and is not now, a standard procedure to follow. When we addressed the Lawrence Arts Commission, one member suggested that if we had come to them sooner they could have arranged a competition and chosen an appropriate sculpture for us. He completely missed the point. The sculpture was a re-creation of one of our son’s original works, selected by respected local artists. We had no interest in commissioning a sculpture chosen by committee.
November 17, 1999
City commissioners pick Sixth Street as a top road improvement priority, but they also want bypass links on U.S. 59.
SCOUTS TICKLED WITH DEMO DERBY
November 17, 1999
Kansas University’s football Demo Bowl didn’t do the KU varsity any good. But it did wonders for the Jayhawks’ scout teams, who squared off in the annual Demo Bowl on Monday.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
November 17, 1999
South stops Central in ninth grade basketball
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
November 17, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
GRAVES RELEASES TRAVEL RECORDS
November 17, 1999
Lawmakers’ travel information reveals few surprises and its release is called a ‘non-event’ by the House speaker.
GOOD LAWYER NEEDS WISDOM
November 17, 1999
I am often asked what qualities a potential client should seek in a lawyer. My usual answer is that one should always seek a lawyer with expertise and experience. Even relatively simple cases may take a wrong turn or become complicated, and it is always better to have a lawyer with the expertise to cope with difficult as well as simple matters. I advise finding a lawyer with experience for two reasons. First, experience leads to expertise. When one has solved a problem before, solving a similar problem will be easier. Second, since most lawyers charge for the time required to do a task, a lawyer with expertise and experience is likely to take less time to handle a matter and, therefore, the matter may well cost less.
HOSPITALS
November 17, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Robert Byrne III, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
Kansas Action for Children gives state a ‘B’
November 17, 1999
Kansas Action for Children gave the state a “B” — up from last year’s “C” — on a report card assessment of efforts to help children reach their full potential.
WEDNESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
November 17, 1999
J.J. Moses will no doubt be the first Iowa State football player to board the bus on Friday in Ames, and the first one off Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Moses returns punts for the Cyclones.
CLOSE
November 17, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,932.33
DEER POSE INCREASED ROAD RISK
November 17, 1999
Douglas County ranked sixth in the number of automobile-deer accidents last year. The numbers are up statewide this year.
REGENTS HAVE FULL SCHEDULE AT MEETING THIS WEEK
November 17, 1999
Regents will revisit the proposal to merge a state university with a community college at meetings this week.
BAKER STORY
November 17, 1999
The move up for Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team hasn’t been an easy one. Facing its sixth National Intercollegiate Athletic Association opponent of the season Tuesday, Haskell fell once again as Baker University won 98-70 at the Collins Center. The loss dropped Haskell to 0-6 on the season as it continues to struggle through its trial run at the NAIA level.
KU WOMEN ROUT RIGA
November 17, 1999
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team installed a triple-post offense this season to get more players involved in scoring. But Tuesday’s exhibition finale was a little extreme.
EXIST
November 17, 1999
To the editor: By making the Patriots Memorial “brouhaha” the front-page story in your Nov. 14 edition, you have made it something it is not: divisive. By blaring out the news with the headline “Battle station” and using cute words such as “sparks feuds on several fronts,” you have promoted the “rift” in the Lawrence community that really does not exist. The current debate is not about the aesthetic merits of a particular piece of sculpture but rather the appropriateness of its siting.
T STAND PAT
November 17, 1999
In the five years since the Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has held at least a dozen press briefings to announce that the Democrats’ return to power is imminent. They did it again last week, with Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri and DCCC Chairman Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island telling reporters that the next election looks great for their team.
KENNETH K. HAMMIG OBITUARY
November 17, 1999
KENNETH K. HAMMIG Services for Kenneth K. Hammig, 91, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
KU WOMEN-RIGA STATS
November 17, 1999
LATVIA-CLUB RIGA (51) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
November 17, 1999
South stops Central in ninth grade basketball
TWO STARTERS ARE CHOSEN
November 17, 1999
Kansas coach Roy Williams has decided on two of five starters for Friday night’s men’s basketball opener against Fairfield. Surprise: The players are not guard Jeff Boschee and center Eric Chenowith, who opened preseason camp on the KU coach’s probable starters list.
AMERICAN UNITY A FOREIGN CONCEPT
November 17, 1999
President Bill Clinton has gone abroad, once again preaching assimilation to unreceptive ears and centuries-long memories. We witnessed the same ignored message at the conclusion of the Kosovo Campaign. In fact, most Americans probably disagree with the president. If Serbian Kosovars and Albanian Kosovars cannot live harmoniously together, the thinking goes, then why not encourage them to live apart? But this flies in the face of the great difference between much of the world and the United States.