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Gordon took 11 out-of-state trips
October 31, 1999
State travel records show Kansas Department on Aging Secretary Thelma Hunter Gordon took 11 out-of-state trips at taxpayer expense between July 1, 1998, and June 30, 1999, the end of the state fiscal year.
October 31, 1999
The Lyon Opera Ballet will perform “Carmen” at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lied Center. The 30-member company, based in Lyon, France, will also perform a short opening dance piece, “Solo for Two.” Both pieces are choreographed by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek and directed by Yorgos Loukos.
FSHS-LHS HOW THEY SCORED
October 31, 1999
SCORE BY QUARTERS Lawrence High 7 14 7 0 0 — 28
QUAIL, PHEASANT SEASONS
October 31, 1999
Kansas’ upland bird season promises to be a good one. According to Wildlife and Parks, the upland outlook is good to very good in many areas of the state, and habitat conditions are also good.
LASH SERVICES
October 31, 1999
Services for Lloyd Walter Lash, 83, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Masonic services by Acacia Lodge No. 9 A.F.&A.M. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Lash died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
October 31, 1999
Kracl lifts Eudora Eudora — Lauren Kracl scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift Eudora to a 33-17 win over McLouth in eighth grade basketball on Monday. Emma Porchaska and Kortney Smith led McLouth with four points apiece.
NED KEHDE
October 31, 1999
For much of the summer, a terrible dose of despair plagued wiper anglers in northeast Kansas. The fishing was so rotten that several disgruntled wiper devotees proclaimed they might not return to the chase anytime soon. The wiper, a man-made creature and conceived in a hatchery by mixing the reproductive juices of a striped bass and a white bass, can be a perplexing fish, confounding even the savviest anglers.
SOUNDOFF ON YANKEE SNUB
October 31, 1999
It occurred to me after Game Three of the World Series that when Chad Curtis hit the home run he deliberately, but politely, snubbed NBC reporter Jim Gray afterward. Then we didn’t hear from Gray the rest of the evening in the post-game interviews. I didn’t see any coverage of this in the newspaper or on TV. Could you look in to the story for me? Ostensibly, because the game ran late, NBC cut the interviews short that night because Gray was on the post-game show the next night. Incidentally, Gray is usually the sideline reporter for Notre Dame’s football games, but he wasn’t on hand for Saturday’s Navy game because, with the possibility the World Series would go into the weekend, he wasn’t scheduled to be in South Bend.
BUFFALO AUCTION
October 31, 1999
Buffalo don’t roam the Kansas plains anymore, but in an effort to preserve a small bit of the past, Wildlife and Parks maintains several small herds across the state. These herds grow quickly, however, and each year the agency has an auction to sell surplus animals that can’t be supported by the available habitat on refuges near Garden City and McPherson.
BRADLEY ROLE MODELS MAY SIGNAL WARNING
October 31, 1999
You really had to search for clues to the dynamic of the Democratic presidential race in the first televised question-and-answer session with Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Bill Bradley, held Wednesday night at Dartmouth College. What viewers who passed up the final game of the World Series saw was two tall men, one (Gore) well-tailored and the other (Bradley) in an ill-fitting suit, giving thoughtful answers to serious policy questions from a roomful of New Hampshire voters.
BLOTTER
October 31, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CITY SOCCER STANDINGS
October 31, 1999
City Results LAWRENCE ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE
10-31 IS HALLOWEEN A BAD INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN?
October 31, 1999
Is Halloween a bad influence on children? Dalyn Cook,
BARBED WIRE BUILDING BASH LEAVES QUESTIONS
October 31, 1999
Before tickets are sold for a planned New Year’s Eve bash in the historic Consolidated Barbed Wire building downtown, Lawrence city officials think the people renovating that building should have a permit to occupy it. They also want Mike Elwell and Ron Miller to have a written lease on the city-owned building that requires them, among other things, to abide by state regulations that ensure activity in the building will not interfere with any bald eagle habitat.
EXTENSION COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ELECTION RESULTS
October 31, 1999
Extension council elects new members
DOUGLAS COUNTY TO SET JUVENILE PRIORITIES.
October 31, 1999
Following confusion over the process and a three-week delay, Douglas County’s plan for dealing with troubled youth was changed little from the original proposal submitted to Douglas County commissioners. The revised document includes an $8,000 grant to the Baldwin schools for an after-school tutor program but no other changes to the $833,875 plan.
PILOT CLUB ANTIQUE SHOW CONTINUES TODAY
October 31, 1999
Feeling nostalgic? Dozens of antiques and collectible dealers will be on hand today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to escort you on a trip down memory lane. Linens, china sets, jewelry, old postcards, antique buttons and other items line tables and shelves in Building 21 at the Pilot Club of Lawrence Antique Show and Sale. The show, in its 33rd year, began Friday and continues today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BETTY J. ELLER OBITUARY
October 31, 1999
BETTY J. ELLER Services for Betty J. Eller, 67, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN DRAWS FIRE
October 31, 1999
There is a controversy here because Barbara Harris in Anaheim, Calif., got tired of her telephone ringing. She says, “I just couldn’t believe that my phone would ring every year and they would tell me she had had another baby.” In a span of three years Harris, 47, and her husband adopted the four youngest of eight babies born to one drug-addicted woman. Her efforts to prevent the births of drug-addicted babies have provoked charges that she is a genocidal racist. She is an unlikely target: She is white, her husband and the adopted babies are African-American.
CHIEFS SCHEDULE
October 31, 1999
Chiefs Schedule at Chicago, L 17-20 (0-1)
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
October 31, 1999
Saathoffs second Shawn Saathoff of Lawrence and Bob Saathoff of Topeka used 1/4-ounce to 3/8-ounce jigs and fished steep rocky shorelines to catch six bass that weighed 17.34 pounds to place second at the Kansas BASS Federation buddy tournament last weekend at Milford Lake.
CULTURAL GEM
October 31, 1999
To the editor: We have just returned from a second consecutive night of world class entertainment at the Lied Center and are once again reminded of how blessed we are to live in a community with such an outstanding cultural facility.
KU CROSS COUNTRY
October 31, 1999
College Station, Texas — Colorado swept to first place in both the Big 12 men’s and women’s cross country championship races on Saturday at Texas A&M’s golf course. KU’s men placed seventh and the women last.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SUNDAY
October 31, 1999
Baker wins, 2-0 Baldwin — Erik Jones and Peter Lenz scored as Baker stopped Culver-Stockton, 2-0, in Heart of America Conference soccer on Saturday. Assists went to Derek England and Kelly Wolverton. Baker, 8-7-3, will entertain Culver-Stockton again next Tuesday in a first-round league tourney match.
FREE STATE SECOND IN STATE
October 31, 1999
Free State fell to Maize, 15-4, 15-8, in the championship match after defeating Topeka Washburn Rural in the semifinals.
S WILLIAMS WINS THIRD STATE TITLE
October 31, 1999
Lawrence High placed second and Free State claimed sixth in the Class 6A boys standings, and Free State finished fourth in the girls race.
GUN ATTACK
October 31, 1999
Atchison — Ranked dead last in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the Baker University football team’s struggling offense needed a jump start in Saturday’s crucial conference game against Benedictine. Scrapping its conventional I-formation set in favor of a three-wideout, one-back formation, the Wildcats new “fun’n’gun” attack passed for 322 yards enroute to a 16-12 win over the Ravens. It was the program’s first victory in Atchison since 1992 and its second-consecutive victory over Benedictine.
LOCAL VOLLYBALL SCORES
October 31, 1999
City scores Coed Power 3
AXTELL SHARPSHOOTER - KU NOTES
October 31, 1999
Luke Axtell isn’t doing any sharpshooting right now. He’s nursing a broken bone in his left hand. Yet when healthy — and Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams is hoping Axtell will be able to play in KU’s second exhibition game against Australia on Nov. 13 — the 6-foot-10 junior’s shooting exploits are legendary.
KU SOCCER MOVING ON UP
October 31, 1999
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Kansas women’s soccer team lost 0-3 to San Diego State University in the Ole Miss Soccer Classic Saturday
COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
October 31, 1999
The Community Drop-In Center is waiting for city approval to move into a new location, and board members are seeking volunteers to help expand the center’s hours.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FACULTY TRIO TO GIVE RECITAL
October 31, 1999
The University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Faculty Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. Members of the group are Lenora-Marya Anop, violin; Kangho Lee, cello; and Linda Perry, piano. The recital will feature “Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3,” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76,” by Joaquin Turina, and “Trio, Op. 90, (‘Dumky’),” by Antonin Dvorak.
EVENTS TO MARK FRENCH WEEK
October 31, 1999
Events to mark French Week
HOROSCOPES
October 31, 1999
For Sunday, Oct. 31: Home, security and family life remain top priorities this year. You are often amazed by what life presents; if you can use these surprises to energize your life and decisions, you’ll gain. Partners in general are tough, somewhat withdrawn or, even if sunny-tempered, withholding part of themselves. If you are single, spring offers you a palette of options. If attached, your relationship could be tested. Pushing your sweetheart to open up or be more loving won’t work. He needs to be ready.
CITY AGENDA BACKGROUND
October 31, 1999
The city contributes about $2.3 million toward health benefits for current and retired workers, with the rest of the costs coming from employee and retiree contributions and interest income. Because of rising costs, the city recorded a net loss of $39,134 through Oct. 31 of this year. In the worst case scenario, those losses could grow to $413,357 by the end of this year, and if the same plan were continued next year, losses could reach nearly $1.5 million.
PBS PREPARES FOR CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL AGE
October 31, 1999
Two Lawrence-area PBS stations are getting ready to tackle the demands that will be placed on them in the next decade.
KOOP QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN MEDICAL POLICIES
October 31, 1999
Medical students shouldn’t stand on the sidelines when it comes to legislative decisions that will affect their futures, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said.
STUDENT CRAFTS STORY OF MYSTERY
October 31, 1999
Paul Reetz’s spooky story has been working overtime. The ninth-grader wrote it as a graded class activity for Leuinda Fields’ English 1 class at Tonganoxie Junior High School. The teacher also gave students the opportunity to submit them for the Journal-World’s spooky story writing contest. It’s a good thing Paul agreed to have it submitted. He won the contest.
KU THROWS SCARE INTO NU
October 31, 1999
The Jayhawks led 9-0 at halftime, and the game was tied, 17-17, until NU’s Bobby Newcombe caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Eric Crouch with 3:24 remaining.
KU BEAT NEBRASKA WHEN?
October 31, 1999
When was the last time KU beat Nebraska at football? The Kansas University Jayhawks last beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1968. The score in that game was 23-13. That was also the last year KU went to the Orange Bowl.
KU-NU HOW THEY SCORED
October 31, 1999
First Quarter 5:02 — Safety, Matt Jordan blocked punt through end zone. After taking second possession from own 15 to NU 40, Kansas punted to three-yard line. Huskers lost a yard in three plays before Dan Hadenfeldt tried to punt from back edge of end zone. Jordan went straight up middle for block, and ball bounded backward out of end zone. (Kansas 2, Nebraska 0).
KANSAS-NEBRASKA GAME NOTES
October 31, 1999
* Hal Dowden of Poteau, Okla., was the referee in charge of the Big 12 Conference officiating crew. Topekan Brad Horchem, a former Kansas State defensive back, was the side judge. ” * Jon Penny, a Nebraska sophomore walk-on linebacker from Lawrence, was not on the Cornhuskers’ travel roster. The only Kansan who dressed was J.P. Wichmann, a sophomore defensive end out of Shawnee Mission Northwest. “
BALDWIN - OTTAWA WIN CC TITLES
October 31, 1999
Wamego — Baldwin’s boys and Ottawa’s girls both won Class 4A state cross country championships Saturday. Baldwin’s Matt Noonan captured medalist honors with a time of 16:04.5, beating his nearest competitor by 10 seconds. Eric Black also earned a medal for the Bulldogs by finishing 18th in 16:57.52.
FOOD COOPERATIVE MAKING CHANGES TO STAY ALIVE
October 31, 1999
Still alive after 25 years, the Community Mercantile is making changes to survive — and thrive — as giant supermarkets push their way into the natural foods market.
40 YEARS AGO
October 31, 1999
IN %% 1959 As predicted, the United Fund drive fell more than $20,000 short of its $53,155 goal at deadline time and immediately chairman Bill Collinson announced plans for an extension.
HALLOWEEN HAS ITS ICY FINGERS IN THE PLANT WORLDTOO
October 31, 1999
Japanese blood grass, the corpse flower and ghost weed bring the spirit world down to earth.
ACCLAIMED ORGANIST TO PRESENT TWO CONCERTS
October 31, 1999
Marie-Claire Alain, internationally known organist, will be the guest artist at the Kansas University Organ Conference, “Organ Music of France,” Thursday through Saturday at Bales Organ Recital Hall. More than 100 organists from throughout the country are expected to attend.
CURRENT PRICES
October 31, 1999
CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antique shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
WOODLING COLUMN - THE BUZZ
October 31, 1999
On Saturday night, in stores, restaurants, filling stations and on the streets, Kansans were buzzing about what was happening in Memorial Stadium. Have you heard Kansas is leading Nebraska at halftime?
VILLAGE INN TO BECOME KETTLE RESTAURANT
October 31, 1999
Village Inn restaurant changing ownership
HERB RITTS PHOTOS ON DISPLAY
October 31, 1999
“Herb Ritts Work,” the first full-scale retrospective of the work of American photographer Herb Ritts, will be displayed Friday through Jan. 28 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd. The exhibition features more than 200 black-and-white photographs, ranging in size from intimate portraits to 10-foot-tall murals and in subjects from celebrity shots of Madonna, Michael Jordan and Jack Nicholson to images of Africa and its peoples to seductive fashion layouts to photos of the human form.
SPOOKY STORY (WHITE WHIRLWIND)
October 31, 1999
Caught in a Whirlwind
HOSPITAL
October 31, 1999
Births Kevin and Susan Sorgenfrei, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
WILLMOTT BUSY WITH MANY CREATIVE PROJECTS
October 31, 1999
Jill: today in regard to the play in Kansas City is Oct. 31. Willmott busy with numerous creative projects
STATE HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
October 31, 1999
High School Results CLASS 6A
S TD RIGHT PLAY, RIGHT TIME
October 31, 1999
Former quarterback’s two second-half touchdowns proved decisive.
GLACIER NATIONAL HOTELS
October 31, 1999
PARK CONNECTIONS The Web site for the Glacier National Parks hotels is www.glacierparkinc.com. For reservations call (602) 207-6000.
25 YEARS AGO
October 31, 1999
IN 1974 The Lawrence City Commission approved a natural gas rate hike that would call for an extra cent for every 1,000 cubic feet of gas used by residential customers.
SPOOKY STORY (HOLD THAT TIGER)
October 31, 1999
Hold that Tiger
U.S. MUST CONSIDER ARMS CUTS
October 31, 1999
The escalating foreign policy conflicts between a narrow, mean-spirited Congress and an inept, breathtakingly partisan White House now becloud U.S. strategy on nuclear deterrence. Strategic splintering threatens to replace strategic consensus in Washington, and undermine U.S. leadership abroad. The question of endangered leadership lies at the heart of a prophetic private letter written in September to President Clinton by French President Jacques Chirac, who has seen his worst fears confirmed in the five weeks that have passed without any reply from Clinton to the French leader.
VOLLEYBALL SENIORS/TROPHY
October 31, 1999
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo Lawrence Free State seniors Alexis Bliss, left, and Cathy Stella, hoist the trophy and celebrate with their teammates after finishing second at the 6A state volleyball championship Saturday at the Expocenter in Topeka.
TIME RUNS OUT ON KU
October 31, 1999
Kansas University football teams usually don’t ask for more time on the field with Nebraska. Most KU-NU games are such lopsided affairs a running clock would be in order.
FOOTBALL SPARKS THOUGHTS OF PASTPRESENT
October 31, 1999
Meanderings as I half watch football, half watching being the way I now follow football. What in the name of Henry Luce has happened to Time? And, well, to Newsweek? Neither is a news magazine any longer. Maybe we don’t need news magazines. I pick up Time and find that half of the issue is the new memoirs of Henry Kissinger. Newsweek devotes most of its space to “tweens,” children the age of my two grandchildren. Time spends a week in a high school. In my teaching days I required either Time or Newsweek on occasion. I wouldn’t do so today.
CITY AGENDA
October 31, 1999
Proclamations * Proclaim Tuesday, Nov. 10, as “Celebrate Marine Corps Birthday.”
STATE VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
October 31, 1999
High School Results CLASS 6A STATE TOURNAMENT
JOHN M. BEHRENS OBITUARY
October 31, 1999
JOHN M. BEHRENS Indianapolis — Services for John M. Behrens, 87, Sun City Center, Fla., will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis.
HASKELL LOSES FINAL HOME GAME
October 31, 1999
Haskell surrendered 390 yards of offense and committed three turnovers in the first half of its 62-6 loss to McPherson College.
PROJECT OF THE WEEK
October 31, 1999
Homemade nativity helps celebrate the true meaning of christmas
OLD HOME TOWN 100 YEARS AGO
October 31, 1999
IN 1899 On Oct. 31, 1899, the Lawrence Journal reported on work on the Kansas University campus noting: “The work on the golf links is progressing rapidly. Six holes have been finished and the remaining three will soon be ready to use.”
SPOOKY STORY (MICKEY D. MADNESS)
October 31, 1999
Mickey D. Madness
NEBRASKA SIDEBAR
October 31, 1999
A year ago Bobby Newcombe’s passing helped Nebraska’s football team hammer Kansas, 41-0. On Saturday at Memorial Stadium, his receiving — and his punt returning — helped the Huskers run their winning streak over KU to 31 with a 24-17 victory.
AGING GRANT RAISES QUESTIONS
October 31, 1999
There was enough money in the budget for a $135,000 “fellowship” for a friend of the governor.
PUBLIC PREKINDERGARTENS ARE BECOMING COMMON
October 31, 1999
Kansas school districts are turning to prekindergarten programs to ensure their kindergartners are starting on an equal footing.
CABINET MEMBER COMES UNDER FIRE
October 31, 1999
A Graves Cabinet secretary let taxpayers pick up the tab for trips that weren’t strictly business, and legislators are howling about it.
SUNDAY BRIEFS
October 31, 1999
Faces and places Dana Prijatel, a Lawrence resident, is working as a continuing education instructor in real estate for the Midwestern Real Estate Institute in Leavenworth. A licensed broker in Kansas and Colorado, Prijatel will teach classes across Kansas for appraisers and real estate agents.
HISTORY OR POLITICS?
October 31, 1999
The city’s Historic Resources Commission appears to be overstepping its role in regulating redevelopment projects. The role of the city’s Historic Resources Commission in reviewing the potential impact of various construction projects on historical buildings continues to raise questions.
CITY AGENDA
October 31, 1999
Lawrence city employees would fall under a new health care plan under a proposal before the Lawrence City Commission this week. A committee of municipal workers that oversees the plan has recommended switching from the Blue Cross “Choice Care” program, which is being phased out next year, to a new network called “Blue Choice.”
BIG BOX STORES MAY BE SHIPPING OUT
October 31, 1999
The death knell of the “big box” has sounded: They’re banning them in Rockville, Md. You know the big-box store — its square bulk encased in a bland unnameable substance, possessing all the grace of a storage carton, beached in a vast ocean of asphalt — the toast of 1980s and 1990s mercantilism.
MOTLEY FOOL
October 31, 1999
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