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October 21, 1999
A coroner said stress from an altercation shortly before Frederick Johnson’s death could have led to a heart attack.
CITY VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
October 21, 1999
City Standings Through Sunday’s games
CITY CYCLING RESULTS
October 21, 1999
City Results EAST HILLS CLASSIC
SOUNDOFF ON TERRY ALLEN
October 21, 1999
How long has Terry Allen been the football coach at Kansas University and what was his previous job? Terry Allen is in his third year as football coach at KU. Prior to that, he was head coach at Northern Iowa for eight years.
SOUNDOFF ON LAWRENCE YOUTH FOOTBALL
October 21, 1999
Could you please list the name and address of the person who is in charge of the Lawrence Youth Football League? Can you also tell me how coaches are chosen and what their qualifications are? As Sound Off reported a few weeks ago, the person is charge of Lawrence Youth Football Inc. is Bret Toelkes. His phone number is 749-7308. Also, as Sound Off reported a few weeks ago, the coaches of the seventh-grade teams are Lawrence police officers, most of them with college football playing experience.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
October 21, 1999
IN 1899 On Oct. 21, 1899, the Lawrence Journal had a poem entitled “Passing of the Mule Car Line” on the occasion of the end of that mode of street car travel. The poem began: “They are gone, but not forgotten, poor old relics of the past,/ Cars and mules, and bony horses, that were faithful to the last./ And in thinking o’er their going and the years that they have run,/ We are filled with mixed emotions, sort of sadness mixed with fun./ Often in the blast of winter on the corner we would wait,/ for the snail-like moving coaches, they were always somewhat late,/ And oft when in a hurry, the cars would strike a rock/ And forsake the iron pathway, then we’d find it best to walk,/”
U.S. SHOULD DISTANCE ITSELF FROM PAKISTANI CORRUPTION
October 21, 1999
Justifiable homicide is one way to think about the coup Pakistani Gen. Pervez Musharraf staged against the corrupt, inept, democratically elected civilian government in Islamabad last week. Musharraf deserves no applause for what he has done. But thus far he has not earned hanging, either. Musharraf acted in self-defense when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif abruptly ordered him ousted and exiled. The army rallied to Musharraf, who became chief executive officer (I am not, as they say, making that up) of a national enterprise that is broken almost beyond repair — and which also happens to have the world’s newest nuclear arsenal.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
October 21, 1999
Ex-KU coach to be honored
CRIME STOPPERS FOCUSES ON MCPHERSON
October 21, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Douglas County Crime Stoppers program is featuring a rural Perry man whose whereabouts have been unknown since he missed a hearing on charges of attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping.
INDEPENDENCE INC. TO GIVE ACCESS HONORS
October 21, 1999
Independence Inc. will award individuals and an organization for helping people with disabilities maintain access to the community.
HEINZ MAY SELL PET FOOD DIVISION
October 21, 1999
A Merrill Lynch analyst suspects that all or part of Heinz Pet Products — a lineup that includes a product of a Lawrence plant with 140 employees — could be sold.
SHELTER OPENS MONDAY
October 21, 1999
Like it has for each of the past 20 or so years, the Salvation Army of Lawrence will again open its doors each evening this winter to people who are homeless. The winter emergency shelter’s first night is Monday.
HONDA CIVIC SI BREAKOUT
October 21, 1999
HONDA CIVIC SI COUPE Base model: Front-drive, 1.6-liter engine, five-speed manual gearbox, variable-assist power steering, power disc brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, P195/55R15 touring tires, sport suspension, front air bags, air-conditioning, stereo/CD player, power windows, power door locks, keyless entry, cruise control, fold-down rear seatback, leather-wrapped steering wheel, console, intermittent wipers, tachometer, vanity mirrors, power sunroof, power mirrors.
BRAZILIAN SINGER TO PERFORM AT KU
October 21, 1999
Brazilian singer Virginia Rodrigues will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center. Her performance was added to the Lied Center lineup after executive director Jackie Davis heard she would be touring the United States.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
October 21, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies and most popular videos. Top movies
BEST BETS
October 21, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
LMH BOARD WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
October 21, 1999
Donna Bell, the chair of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees, welcomed one of the board’s two newest members Wednesday morning. Lindy Eakin, who moved to Lawrence as a Kansas University student in 1974, said he’s looking forward to working with the board during the next four years. He started working for the university full time in 1979, and has served as budget director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the budget director for the entire university, associate vice chancellor for administration and finance, and is currently an associate provost.
T WAIT TO MERGE WHEN NEARING CONSTRUCTION
October 21, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: Knowing of your penchant for philosophical disputes between otherwise happily married couples, I thought I’d send you our disagreement. My wife and I live in Michigan, the state with two seasons: “Winter” and “Construction Season.” We disagree on the best way to deal with the narrowing of a freeway by one lane due to construction. One of us, Spouse A (notice I’m not revealing which one of us it is, as I’ve noticed your definite bias toward wives), believes the proper way to approach these situations is to use all of the available road. Spouse A says drive right up to the orange barrels and then merge at the last possible moment. The other spouse believes that this behavior is inconsiderate, impolite and maybe even stupid. Spouse B thinks you should merge into the proper lanes as soon as possible, even in heavy traffic. Obviously, we, and the rest of the nation, need your ruling on this matter. — Eric TOM: Our vote goes to Spouse B, Eric. When you see a sign that says “Lane Closed 1/4 Mile,” what that’s saying is: “Hey, Bozo, you have a quarter-mile to safely change lanes. And if you don’t merge within that quarter-mile, you’re going to bash into our lovely orange barrels.”
10-21 IS AMERICA READY FOR A FEMALE PRESIDENT?
October 21, 1999
Is America ready for a female president? Zack Schneiderman,
ROBERTA MILDRED ANGELL OBITUARY
October 21, 1999
ROBERTA MILDRED ANGELL Tonganoxie — Graveside services for Roberta Mildred Angell, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
SENIOR OLYMPICS RESULTS
October 21, 1999
City Results KANSAS SENIOR OLYMPICS
LORRAINE B. SHULTZ OBITUARY
October 21, 1999
LORRAINE B. SHULTZ Services for Lorraine B. Shultz, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
KU %% VOLLEYBALL SWEPT
October 21, 1999
Boulder, Colo. — No. 21-ranked Colorado thumped Kansas, 15-4, 15-6, 15-5, in college volleyball on Wednesday night. Senior middle blocker Amanda Reves led KU in kills (13), digs (11) and blocks (5). Reves needs 26 kills to pass former Jayhawk Cyndee Kanabel for sole possession of second place on the all-time Kansas kills list.
JIMMY LEE HUNTER OBITUARY
October 21, 1999
JIMMY LEE HUNTER Services for Jimmy Lee Hunter, 66, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military services by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford Clark Post No. 852.
S MANAGED CARE PLAN COSTS INCREASE
October 21, 1999
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s managed care plan will dissolve at the end of this month, but the hospital will continue to pay claims.
COUNCIL, GIRL SCOUTS TO GIVE GIFT PACKAGES AT LMH
October 21, 1999
Council, Girl Scouts to give gift packages
ALLEGED RAPE VICTIM TESTIFIES
October 21, 1999
A 27-year-old woman who said she was raped as she tried to enter a downtown Lawrence church testified that she’s sure the registered sex offender charged in the case is her attacker. The woman, who was on the witness stand Wednesday afternoon for more than half an hour, said she was sure Kevin N. Teeter, 22, is the man who grabbed her July 17 and dragged her behind the sign of the First United Methodist Church at 10th and Vermont.
MITCHELL SERVICES
October 21, 1999
Graveside services for Cora “Bernice” Mitchell, 89, Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Brookside Manor, Overbrook.
BLOTTER FOR OCT. 21, 1999
October 21, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
OTTAWA-SFT VOLLEYBALL
October 21, 1999
Santa Fe Trail’s girls volleyball team had too much firepower for Ottawa High on Tuesday night. Despite dropping a match to Shawnee Mission Miege in its first match, Santa Fe Trail overpowered the Cyclones 15-1, 15-8 in the finale of a quadrangular at Ottawa High.
CITY 8TH-GRADE FOOTBALL
October 21, 1999
West wins city title in 8th-grade football
LOCAL BRIEFS
October 21, 1999
Seabury Academy’s freshmen defeated Veritas 15-11, 15-17, 15-12 in a volleyball match Tuesday at East Lawrence Recreation Center. Janie Schneider had 10 assists for Seabury, and Elspeth Cardin-Ritter had seven service aces. Melanie Carter had several digs for Veritas.
KU FOOTBALL LANDS COMMITMENT
October 21, 1999
One of the state’s top offensive line prospects reportedly has given Kansas University’s football team a nonbinding verbal commitment. Tony Coker, 6-foot-5, 295-pounder from Hoisington, committed to KU late Tuesday night.
LMH AT A DISADVANTAGE ON MEDICARE PAYMENTS
October 21, 1999
Hospital officials believe it’s a long shot, but they’re asking for help in seeking changes that increase LMH’s Medicare reimbursements.
LAWRENCE READY FOR HAPPY HAUNTING
October 21, 1999
Don’t expect Lawrence city commissioners to be the ones to break with tradition and declare that Halloween will be observed on a day other than Oct. 31. Commissioners next week will issue a proclamation designating Sunday, Oct. 31, as Halloween “Beggars Night,” and calling on children to go trick-or-treating between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that day.
DOCTOR OFFERS FREE CARE TO HOMELESS
October 21, 1999
A California doctor has moved to Lawrence and intends to offer ministry and medicine to area homeless and uninsured.
S MARKETING IN THE CARDS
October 21, 1999
Customer cards are gaining popularity — among both grocery stores and their shoppers.
BIG 12 SITE CHANGES
October 21, 1999
The Big 12’s board of directors agreed to place the league’s football championship game in Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 2, 2000.
STATE BALLET TO PERFORM BALANCHINE, REINKING WORKS
October 21, 1999
The State Ballet of Missouri will perform three unique dance works during a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center. The first piece, “Divertimento No. 15,” combines George Balanchine’s neo-classic choreography with the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The dance displays the flavor of 18th-century elegance with only the slightest overtones, with Balanchine’s movements closely following the rhythms of Mozart’s manuscript. An accomplished pianist, Balanchine created his choreography from the phrases, formalities and colorings of the score.
BEST FORGOTTEN
October 21, 1999
Someone should tell Vern Miller he can’t go home again to Kansas politics. As former Kansas politicians go, Vern Miller isn’t exactly a sentimental favorite.
ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
October 21, 1999
All-Frontier League Teams BOYS
DOROTHY MAE JENNINGS OBITUARY
October 21, 1999
DOROTHY MAE JENNINGS Oskaloosa — Services for Dorothy Mae Jennings, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry.
AREA CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
October 21, 1999
Area Results MAPLE LEAF 5K RUN
THE MAG: BEST BETS
October 21, 1999
1) City of art Lawrence ArtWalk,
THE MAG: COMING UP
October 21, 1999
Nov. 12 Original Recipe, Mid-Day Ramblers, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40.
SCHMIDTBERGER SCORES THREE ACES
October 21, 1999
It’s probably safe to say Lawrence resident Evelyn Schmidtberger has beaten the odds ” whatever they are. Since June 1, Schmidtberger, 48, has had not one ” not two ” but three holes in one. Needless to say, she has become a bit of a folk hero in certain circles.
CITY SOCCER RESULTS
October 21, 1999
City Results LAWRENCE ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE
OCT.21 - 25 YEARS AGO
October 21, 1999
IN 1974 Anna Olinger, believed to be Douglas County’s oldest living resident, died at her home at the age of 102. She had lived with her two daughters, Barbara and Davida, but had been hospitalized since Oct. 5.
CLOSE
October 21, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.35; milo, $1.30; corn, $1.59. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.38; milo, NA; corn, $1.59. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.18; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.30; corn, $1.64.
OUR TOWN FOR OCT. 21
October 21, 1999
Spray Masters Champ: Larry Spray of Lawrence won the masters men division of the final Missouri Fat Tire Series bicycle race of the season in St. Joseph on Sunday. Lawrence’s Jed Schneider was second in expert men. *
THE MAGMOVIES
October 21, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Bringing Out the Dead
BAKER NOTES - LINDENWOOD MATCH HUGE FOR BAKER WOMEN
October 21, 1999
It’s not quite one game for all the marbles, but the Baker University women’s soccer team has a lot riding on the outcome of this Sunday’s match against Lindenwood. If Baker (11-5) can beat William Jewell on Thursday, Sunday’s match with Lindenwood likely will decide the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular-season title.
SONGS OF THE WARRIOR: PEWEWARDY PRESERVES COMANCHE, KIOWA MUSIC
October 21, 1999
A Kansas University professor releases his fifth recording of American Indian music.
BACK TO GARDEN READIES FOR ARTWALK
October 21, 1999
A North Lawrence gallery will join 38 other studios and galleries for Lawrence ArtWalk ‘99.
LHS LOOKS TO GO 2-0 IN DISTRICT
October 21, 1999
Lawrence High and Leavenworth will both take 2-5 overall records into tonight’s football game, but the Lions are 1-0 in district play and the Pioneers are 0-1.
KU LAW SOCIETY ELECTS REPRESENTATIVE TO BOARD
October 21, 1999
KU Law Society elects representative to board
SERBIAN SCHOLAR TO TALK AT KU
October 21, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Svetozar Stojanovic, a leader in the Serbian opposition movement, will give a presentation at 4 p.m. today in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
BOOMING FIRM BUYS MAUPINTOUR
October 21, 1999
Maupintour, a Lawrence-based travel company that offers escorted tours around the world, is being sold to Lowestfare.com, a provider of discount travel products.
TRICK OR TREATING SOUNDOFF
October 21, 1999
Is Lawrence going to have Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30, or on Halloween? The city’s recommended hours for trick-or-treating are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
CITY RESCHEDULES FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR
October 21, 1999
Lack of participation from the local housing industry prompted the city to re-examine its educational program on diversity and housing.
SOUNDOFF ON GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT
October 21, 1999
What city in Alaska is the Great Alaska Shootout held that the Kansas University basketball team will be playing in? Anchorage.
CLOSE
October 21, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,392.36
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
October 21, 1999
TODAY 10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Flu immunization clinic, Baldwin Senior Center, sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
S ALLEN SURPRISE CONTRIBUTOR
October 21, 1999
At 5-foot-8 inches, 140 pounds, Lawrence High senior Blake Allen never considered himself football material. But Allen, who never had played football until this fall, has become a versatile contributor for the Lions with two games left in the regular season.
KU HOOP NOTEBOOK
October 21, 1999
Former Oklahoma basketball coach Billy Tubbs used to whine all the time about the Big Eight Tournament being a fixture in Kansas City. Tubbs, many Kansas fans may recall, said playing at Kemper Arena gave the Jayhawks a big-time advantage over Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and others.
PLAYWRIGHTS HAVE SAY IN PRODUCTIONS
October 21, 1999
Two Kansas University students have new plays being produced by English Alternative Theatre.
INJURED SAILOR HAS NO REGRETS
October 21, 1999
When Daniel Johnson, who is now 23, was transferring from Wake Forest University to the University of North Carolina, he went to Chapel Hill to find an apartment. When he called his parents in Hickory, N.C. — his father, Wallace, is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church; his mother, Sallie, teaches history at Hickory High School — they asked him if he had found one. He said yes, and oh, by the way, I’ve joined the Navy. From his hospital bed in Walter Reed Army Medical Center he says he has no regrets about that decision. After graduation, the commitment he made when he joined the Navy ROTC at UNC took him to Newport, R.I., for six months at the surface warfare officers school. On New Year’s Eve, 1998, he reported to his ship, the USS Blue Ridge, the flagship of the admiral commanding the 7th Fleet. It was a good assignment for a young man attracted to the Navy by a desire for travel: The 7th Fleet operates from the international dateline to the east coast of Africa.
C-SPAN TO PROFILE IKE FROM ABILENE
October 21, 1999
C-SPAN to profile Ike from Abilene
MARTHA ANNE HESSE OBITUARY
October 21, 1999
MARTHA ANNE HESSE Mass of Christian Burial for Martha Anne Hesse, 85, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery, Wichita.
CIVIC SI OFFERS WILD RIDE AT TAME PRICE
October 21, 1999
At less than $18,000, Honda’s Civic Si offers a real kick in the pants that won’t break the bank.
LITTLE-KNOWN BLANEY TO ENTER 2000 ROOKIE RACE
October 21, 1999
Dave Blaney will join Bill Davis Racing as a teammate to Ward Burton.
HARMLESS HOLIDAY
October 21, 1999
To the editor: Halloween is a Satanic celebration? Costumes harm children’s souls? Trick-or-treating is a lesson in extortion? This doesn’t sound anything like my house, where I have a 6-year-old planning to dress up as Snow White and an 18-month-old who’ll be wearing a toddler-size Buzz Lightyear costume. Every year we delight a carnival at our local daycare center and an evening of visits from excited kids who have fun “scaring” the grown-ups in exchange for candy (with our ten years in Lawrence, we’ve never once had a trick!)
THE MAGCALENDAR
October 21, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS
October 21, 1999
LMH BRIEFS
October 21, 1999
Lawrence hospital receives state award
INPUT ON SHELTER SOUGHT
October 21, 1999
Big decisions are yet to be made as Lawrence moves toward a year-round homeless shelter, and public comment is being sought.
BOUNDARY COMMITTEE DRAWS LINES FOR HUGHES SCHOOL
October 21, 1999
In addition to the Langston Hughes School boundaries, the committee also may wrestle with junior high overcrowding and low enrollment at several elementary schools.
TEST BAN REJECTION HURTS U.S.
October 21, 1999
When the Senate last week refused to ratify the Test Ban Treaty, Americans seemed only vaguely aware of the treaty’s existence. Much of the rest of the world, however, was highly conscious of it, and angered by the outcome. As one clear-eyed senator noted, there are powerful Republicans who just don’t want anything to do with arms control — and they prevailed. The Guardian in Britain said the Senate had “sent out a dismal message — of American selfishness, American foolishness.” The Times of London called the vote “a serious blow to America’s political and moral authority,” adding that “Senate Republicans, by exploiting the opportunity to inflict a very public defeat on a lame-duck president, have done their country, and their allies, a grave disservice.”
FESTIVAL TO OFFER FAMILY ENTERTAINMENTACTIVITIES
October 21, 1999
Festival to offer family entertainment
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, VET AND STAFF
October 21, 1999
Valuable vets. Ron Lee and his staff at Eudora Animal Hospital have recently been named Vet of the Year by Keeshond Rescue Online. They were nominated by Kris Fancher of Keeshond Lovers United, the local rescue group. The photo was submitted by Kris Fancher. 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.
WWII ADMIRAL
October 21, 1999
A former Lawrence resident is telling the story of an overlooked World War II hero.
IS QUITE SEDUCTIVE
October 21, 1999
A Delaware composer is coming to Lawrence for the world premiere of one of his musical creations.
OCT.21 - 40 YEARS AGO
October 21, 1999
IN %% 1959 Among those being honored at Haskell Institute’s 75th anniversary celebrations were Frank McDonald, local beverage dealer and Democratic political figure, who had led the fund drive for Haskell Stadium when he had served as the school’s athletic director. The fund drive began in 1924 and the stadium was finally built at a cost of $170,000, with dedication in October of 1926.
CHANDLER GOES OFF ON MIZZOU
October 21, 1999
Normally in the days leading up to a rivalry game, the players and coaches become increasingly guarded, careful not to provide bulletin-board material for the opponent. Apparently, Michael Chandler didn’t get the word.
ECONOMIC SUMMIT AT KU WILL FOCUS ON INNOVATION
October 21, 1999
Gov. Bill Graves is to lead a roundtable discussion on business innovation in the state.
THE MAG: HALLOWEEN EVENTS
October 21, 1999
Players to return with ‘Cats and Bats’