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LHS falls to top-ranked Olathe North
October 1, 1999
A No. 1 ranking, three consecutive state championships and a 1,000-yard rusher failed to make Lawrence High blink Thursday night. The determined Lions hung with top-ranked Olathe North before a fumble inside the Eagles’ five-yard line with 2:14 left thwarted a potential game-tying drive, enabling North to escape with a wild 28-21 Sunflower League football victory.
LHS-OLATHE NORTH STATS
October 1, 1999
TEAM STATISTICS LHS ON
KU HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES BEGIN TODAY
October 1, 1999
Kansas University begins its homecoming celebration today; a parade and get-togethers mark the event.
LAWRENCE TEEN ENDURES EARTHQUAKE
October 1, 1999
The earthquake that rocked Mexico City and much of the country’s south Thursday morning left Jessica Frerichs, a Lawrence woman living in Mexico City, amazed but unscathed. It wasn’t so amazing for her mother, Debbie Frerichs, who was in Lawrence, half a hemisphere away and worried sick about her 18-year-old daughter who has been modeling in Mexico City all of 17 days.
FOR THE TITLE COMMUNICOLOR AGAIN REIGNS OVER BEE
October 1, 1999
A team representing a Eudora company won the annual corporate spelling bee for the second year in a row on Thursday night.
BLOTTER FOR OCT. 1, 1999
October 1, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LAWRENCE ATTORNEY GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
October 1, 1999
News of Tanya Treadway’s prosecution of fraudulent health-care claims in Kansas hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the nation’s top prosecutor will reward her today for her efforts. Treadway, a Lawrence resident, will be in Washington, D.C., where Atty. Gen. Janet Reno will give her the 1999 Director Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office for United States Attorney’s offices across the nation. Richard L. Hathaway, a federal prosecutor from Topeka, also will receive the award.
EUDORA FEST SERVES UP CRAFTS, FOODFUN
October 1, 1999
The organizers of Eudora Fest don’t claim to have been geniuses when they came up with the name two years ago. “It’s in Eudora, and we’re having a little festival,” said Stan Byrne, co-chairman of the festival committee.
ORGANIZERS SET MENU, TIME FOR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
October 1, 1999
Organizers planning the sixth annual community Christmas dinner expect to feed about 550 people again this year.
ROBBER LOADS UP $70,000 MACHINE
October 1, 1999
A man drove away from a Lawrence business with a $70,000, 1,700-pound piece of equipment after passing himself off as an employee of a leasing company. Now William Conradi, owner of TEKgraphics Inc., 2309 Ponderosa Drive, is wondering who the man really was.
CLOSE
October 1, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.31; soybeans, $4.46; milo, $1.38; corn, $1.63. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.46; milo, NA; corn, $1.63. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.31; soybeans, $4.51; milo, $1.38; corn, $1.68.
DEPART
October 1, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Automaker DaimlerChrysler AG on Thursday denied reports co-chairman Robert Eaton would be leaving the board early.
CLOSE
October 1, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,336.95
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, DANCE TEAM
October 1, 1999
Gotta dance. These Dance City Dance Studio competitive dancers pose with the many trophies they won at the Footloose National Dance Competition in July. Back row, from left: Aftan Martin, Allison Lawrence, Jessica Geiss, Carly Brown, E’Lise Schmidt, Chelsea Boison, Jessica Stuart, Samantha Hamm, Brittany Harman and Laura Wagner. Front row, from left: Bailey McFarlane, Christy Nutt, Ellie Lloyd, Sunni Evans and Jillian Hill. The picture was submitted by Dicksie Lloyd, Lawrence. 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.
VELMA L. CHAMBERLAIN OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
VELMA L. CHAMBERLAIN Linwood — Services for Velma L. Chamberlain, 92, Stonewall, Okla., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Linwood. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood.
SCOTT A. NEAR OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
SCOTT A. NEAR Garden City — Services for Scott A. Near, 40, Garden City, will be at 2 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.
AMELIA CATHERINE WAGER OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
AMELIA CATHERINE WAGER Leavenworth — Services for Amelia Catherine Wager, 89, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at High Prairie Gospel Tabernacle, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Eagle Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
AGNES MAE ANDERSON OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
AGNES MAE ANDERSON Overbrook — Services for Agnes Mae Anderson, 90, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery.
NORAH L. MILLER OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
NORAH L. MILLER McLouth — Private services for Norah L. Miller, 68, McLouth, will be Sunday at the Miller family home in McLouth. Cremation is planned.
MYRTLE LONG OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
MYRTLE OZENIA GOWER LONG Eudora — Services for Myrtle Ozenia Gower Long, 88, Eudora, will be held at 4 p.m. today at First Southern Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Big Springs Cemetery, Newnata, Ark.
GARY W. TURNER OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
GARY W. “MO” TURNER Services for Gary W. “Mo” Turner, 51, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be at a later date.
AREA FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
October 1, 1999
Ben Cosman School: Baldwin.
EMMA SCHALBAR OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
EMMA SCHALBAR Mass of Christian Burial for Emma Schalbar, 88, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery.
AREA FOOTBALL GLANCE
October 1, 1999
Baldwin (2-2) at Prairie View (2-2) Both Frontier League teams come in with two-game winning streaks after opening with two losses. … Baldwin will try to win three in a row for the first time since 1994. … The Bulldogs have been explosive all season, averaging 30.8 points a game and erupting for a season-high 47 against Anderson County last week.
T SPUR FORCE
October 1, 1999
During last winter’s agonizing overture to NATO’s war on Serbia, a Russian general pulled aside an American defense expert at an international conference. “Military force must not be used as an instrument of diplomatic frustration,” the Russian said. “The airstrike as retribution is the most dangerous factor in international relations today.” The general clearly had Madeleine Albright’s rocket-rattling at the Serbs in mind, and he may have had a hidden motive: Russia wanted to deter any attack on Serbia. But the dangerous renewal of Russia’s war on Chechnya in recent days shows that the general also had a point that applies with particular force to his own country today.
UNFRIENDLY SIGN
October 1, 1999
To the editor: The University of Kansas has an opportunity to do what’s right, and to make its environment more hospitable to everyone. It’s an excellent, visible occasion to be progressive. And it’s really not a difficult change.
OSKALOOSA TAKES TWO SECOND PLACES AT INVITATIONAL
October 1, 1999
Jefferson West won the boys race and McLouth the girls competition at the 22nd Perry-Lecompton Cross Country Invitational on Thursday. Oskaloosa placed second in both the boys and girls races.
BEST BETS
October 1, 1999
TODAY Harvest of Arts: Harvest of Arts Film Festival, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.; Harvest of Arts Poetry Reading and Cottonwood Celebration, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth; Experimental Jazz, 9:30 p.m., Milton’s Cafe, 920 Mass.
FIREFIGHTERS WIN PRAISE FOR ACTIONS IN NATURAL GAS LEAK
October 1, 1999
The quick actions of Eudora firefighters may have helped avoid an explosion Thursday afternoon after a mower clipped a natural gas meter at Nottingham School. A city employee was mowing grass with a large mower when the machine struck part of the gas meter, allowing gas to escape from a two-inch line, said Eudora police officer Chris Casagrande. The firefighters quickly shut off the line’s supply.
S TAG PROMPTS COMPLAINT
October 1, 1999
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday received a complaint forwarded from the county treasurer’s office about the Lawrence school district superintendent’s out-of-state license plates. “We’re still investigating,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Shepherd, who stressed that the district attorney’s office, not sheriff’s deputies, would make legal determinations on the matter.
BLACKMAIL SUSPECT SKIP FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT
October 1, 1999
A woman accused of blackmailing a Douglas County assistant district attorney failed to appear at a pre-trial conference this week, and a judge issued a warrant for her arrest. Nancy A. Farrell, Merriam, was supposed to appear in court for the conference at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. District Judge Paula Martin issued a warrant with a $5,000 bond when she didn’t show up.
BALDWIN SUMMER ELECTRIC BILLS DUE
October 1, 1999
Baldwin electric customers got an extra bill this week because of a July fire at a Kansas City, Kan., power plant.
NAME
October 1, 1999
The Lawrence school district’s fourth early-childhood classroom was dedicated Thursday morning in honor of Douglas County District Judge Jean Shepherd. “I am truly overwhelmed,” Shepherd said. “It’s unusual to have someone still alive to have this opportunity, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”
T DEAD YET
October 1, 1999
L7 tore the roof off The Bottleneck Wednesday night with a raucous display of riot grrrl noise and high-power punk. The Los Angeles quartet, currently touring in support of its new CD “Slap Happy,” put in a relentless set of new songs and classics that turned the capacity crowd into a smoldering frenzied moshpit.
CORRECTION - TELECOM TOWER
October 1, 1999
A Sept. 23 Journal-World story incorrectly said an application was withdrawn for a permit to build a telecommunications tower in southwest Douglas County. In fact, the developer for Sprint PCS asked the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission to defer consideration of the permit while an alternative site was sought. The item is scheduled to be back on the Planning Commission’s Oct. 27. A story Sept. 23 about a proposed zoning change for the former India School should have reported that the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission recommended rezoning the property to a “PCD-2,” or Planned Commercial Development. Approval of the “PCD” classification remains subject to review.
MARY A. HATFIELD OBITUARY
October 1, 1999
MARY A. HATFIELD McLean, Va. — Services for Dr. Mary A. Hatfield, 78, McLean, Va., were held Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McLean.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO GIVE FLU SHOTS
October 1, 1999
Health department to give flu shots
25 YEARS AGO
October 1, 1999
IN 1974 Emily Taylor resigned her job as dean of women at Kansas University after nearly 20 years in the post. She planned to become director of women in higher education group for the American Council of Education in Washington.
10-1 SHOULD GRANDPARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VISIT THEIR . . .
October 1, 1999
Should grandparents have the right to visit their grandchildren, even if a parent objects? Kristin Cathcart,
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
October 1, 1999
Free State’s Gravino wins Aquinas title
FSHS TO HOST SME FOR HOMECOMING
October 1, 1999
Homecoming presents a double edged sword — or lance, as the case may be — for Free State High’s football team. The Firebirds will play host to the Shawnee Mission East Lancers tonight amid the hoopla of homecoming. Kickoff for the Sunflower League game is 7 p.m. at Haskell Stadium.
CITY SOFTBALL
October 1, 1999
City Results Men’s Eight — El Mezcal 20-18, Humdingers 10-2; Johnny’s Swinging Beef 14-0, Cream Team 13-15, Mt. Gatti’s 14-0, Pharm Club 9-10.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
October 1, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Immunization clinic, Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
HARTWIG GEARED FOR HOMECOMING GAME
October 1, 1999
Kansas lineman Justin Hartwig is playing despite a broken bone in his right hand, but the sophomore is more concerned with the Jayahwks 1-3 record.
LHS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
October 1, 1999
Clint Akerberg Class: Senior.
BOOK TRACES HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL
October 1, 1999
A book examines what archaeology says, and can’t say, about ancient Israel.
COMMITTEE PONDERS MARKETING THE NEW BUS SYSTEM
October 1, 1999
Consultants say deciding on a name, color scheme and other marketing concepts are important for the success of the new city bus system.
NEW-COMPUTER GLITCHES DELAY SOME CHILD-SUPPORT PAYMENTS
October 1, 1999
An SRS spokesman says problems with the state’s new child-support computer system are not unexpected.
PENNIES PROVE TIMMY ADAMS HAS FRIENDS HE CAN COUNT ON
October 1, 1999
Students at Prairie Park School raised more than $800 — most in pennies — to help one of their own, third-grader Timmy Adams, who is battling cancer.
RELIGION BRIEFS
October 1, 1999
Centenary United Methodist
JUST TAGGING ALONG
October 1, 1999
The local school superintendent should have taken care of her vehicle license long ago. Anyone in a high-profile position such as a school superintendent must realize that, particularly in this day and age, they will be under constant scrutiny. The nature of our current society is to pick at the slightest nit regarding status, performance and behavior.
AREA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
October 1, 1999
Ryan Stringer School: Ottawa.
JH FOOTBALL
October 1, 1999
South Junior High’s defense shut down Topeka West in the second half Thursday in a 30-24 ninth grade football victory. South led 30-24 at halftime as both teams struggled offensively in the second half.
40 YEARS AGO
October 1, 1999
IN %% 1959 U.S. Sen. Frank Carlson had accepted an invitation to be the featured speaker at dedication ceremonies for the new Haskell Institute girls’ dormitory and commercial building as part of the Indian school’s 75th anniversary celebration Oct. 23 and 24.
LHS FALLS TO TOP-RANKED OLATHE NORTH
October 1, 1999
A No. 1 ranking, three consecutive state championships and a 1,000-yard rusher failed to make Lawrence High blink Thursday night. The determined Lions hung with top-ranked Olathe North before a fumble inside the Eagles’ five-yard line with 2:14 left thwarted a potential game-tying drive, enabling North to escape with a wild 28-21 Sunflower League football victory
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, GIRLS IN HOT TUB
October 1, 1999
Hot tub fun. These friends partied in a hot tub for Ellie Lloyd’s 14th birthday party in July. From left: Jenni Morrell, Eileen Quillin, April Brammell, Christy Nutt, Heather Thurber and Ellie Lloyd. The picture was submitted by Dicksie Lloyd, Lawrence. 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.
FSHS-LHS VOLLEYBALL CUTLINES
October 1, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Free State’s Joyia Chadwick, center, celebrates with teammates Allison Lungstrum, left, and Cathy Stella after the Firebirds swept the Lions 15-10, 15-5 Thursday night at Free State.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
October 1, 1999
IN 1899 On Oct. 1, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “A preacher down at Kansas City yesterday talked on the question as to whether it is the duty of ministers to keep the people out of hell or to keep hell out of people. From this distance, it looks as though a Kansas City preacher who took the contract to do either one down there would have a big job on his hands.”
FSHS-SME STARTERS
October 1, 1999
Free State Probable Starters OFFENSE
RUNNING FORTD
October 1, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo Shaking loose Olathe North defenders #15 Bryce McMichael heads for his TD Thursday night in Olathe as the Lions lost to the Eagles 28-21.
FSHS ATHLETE OF WEEK
October 1, 1999
FREE %% STATE Alison Lungstrum
HOSPITALS
October 1, 1999
Births Dacia McCabe and Michael Maher, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
PERRY, SFT TO MEET IN KEY KVL CLASH
October 1, 1999
Pardon Bob Von Stein if he’s not in a sharing mood. Von Stein, the longtime Santa Fe Trail football coach, craves an outright Kaw Valley League title and a victory tonight over Perry-Lecompton would almost guarantee it.
ER IN SWEEP
October 1, 1999
Beware of the wooden spoon. Free State High’s volleyball team, which swept its home-opening quadrangular Thursday night at the FSHS gym, has a motto this season — “no soup for you,” from the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld.
MRS. BUSH WELL-LIKEDWELL-READ
October 1, 1999
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Washington — Who’s the most popular political figure in Texas? The answer is not Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush. Bush, himself, acknowledges what the polls tell us when he says his wife, Laura, is more popular than he is. And he might have added that the demure, congenial ex-librarian is also better read than virtually anyone in politics today.