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BEST BETS
September 9, 1999
with pix of lynn miles in thurs d, mgs 3 TODAY
HAUNTED MAZE PASSED BY COUNTY WITH CONDITIONS
September 9, 1999
Richard Strong said he was trying to make the best of a bad situation when he proposed building a haunted maze in his failed sweet corn field. Douglas County commissioners are willing to let him, if he treats the road for dust, puts up a $500 deposit and closes daily by 8 p.m.
CHANCELLOR TOUTS KU AS LEADER IN SCIENCE
September 9, 1999
Kansas University’s leader urges faculty to see opportunity in the Kansas State Board of Education’s evolution decision.
PRESIDENT
September 9, 1999
A record number of people turned out for this year’s Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Fall Mixer.
TAX AND SPEND
September 9, 1999
To the editor: Actual property taxes charged against a $100,000 home in 1998 were $1,086. This same house, due to both an increase in valuation and the increase in the mill levy, will this year require a tax payment of $1,228. This represents an increase of $142 which amounts to a 13 percent growth in property taxes on one’s home. This information was published in the Journal-World on Aug. 21, page 1B.
CAPTIONS 18 AND UNDER D.C. TRIP PHOTOS
September 9, 1999
Photos courtesy of Kendra Grosdidier and her traveling companions Part of a group of Lawrence students line up behind sculptures standing in line at the soup kitchen represented at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. From left are Wes Sharpton, Herman Exum, Gardner Burg, Arna Hemenway and Ryan Trembley.
HELEN MARIE (NEWMAN) SMITH OBITUARY
September 9, 1999
HELEN MARIE SMITH Topeka — Services for Helen Marie (Newman) Smith, 67, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
NEWTON WAYNE REDFORD OBITUARY
September 9, 1999
NEWTON WAYNE REDFORD Canyon Country, Calif. — Services for Newton Wayne Redford, 73, Canyon Country, Calif., were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Canyon Country Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif.
LOWELL HENRY SCHWADA OBITUARY
September 9, 1999
LOWELL HENRY SCHWADA Taylor, Mo. — Services for Lowell Henry Schwada, 91, Quincy, Ill., will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Taylor. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Clarence.
KANSAS INC. HEAD HOPES KU NATO CONFERENCE OPENS MARKETS
September 9, 1999
Kansas Inc. sees NATO conference as a step in marketing the state to Eastern Europe.
HEINZ PROFIT UP, MISSES TARGETS
September 9, 1999
Despite an 8 percent increase in profits, the company’s stock fell because of sales concerns. J-W Staff and Wire Reports
COUNTY HOME SALES SKYROCKET IN AUGUST
September 9, 1999
The number of homes sold in Douglas County skyrocketed last month, and average sale prices continued to increase. A total of 195 single-family homes were sold in August, up 27.5 percent from the 153 sold a year ago, according to a new report from the Douglas County appraiser’s office.
CITY GYMNASTICS GLANCE
September 9, 1999
Rosters LAWRENCE HIGH
LHS VOLLEYBALL GLANCE
September 9, 1999
Roster Seniors: Kayla Dreiling, Deborah Newby, Ellen Schakelford, Ann Weygint.
LHS VOLLEYBALL HOPING TO RETURN TO STATE
September 9, 1999
Whispers of ‘state’ have filtered through Lawrence High’s volleyball camp. The Lions missed the state tournament last fall for the first time since 1971. A loss to Free State in the sub-state final ended Lawrence’s 26-year postseason run and LHS is eager to return to the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, site of the Class 6A state tournament.
LAWRENCE BACK ON GROWTH TRACK
September 9, 1999
The Lawrence-area economy is growing again, despite a recent downturn in electric use and construction, a new report shows. An economic analysis prepared by Kansas University’s Institute for Public Policy and Business Research found that retail activity picked up in Lawrence and Douglas County during the second three months of 1999.
CHARLES G. EWING OBITUARY
September 9, 1999
CHARLES G. EWING Tonganoxie — Graveside memorial services for Charles G. Ewing, 83, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
JULIANNE A. BUCK OBITUARY
September 9, 1999
JULIANNE A. BUCK Services for Julianne A. Buck, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fort Riley Cemetery, Fort Riley, Kan.
VIDEO CLIPS
September 9, 1999
Office Space Starring Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston. Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge makes his live-action bow with this satisfying, sneaky existential comedy about people miserable in their work and their lives. R.
TOP MOVIES
September 9, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
WEIRD NEWS
September 9, 1999
Nose for nonsense?
BEST BETS
September 9, 1999
1) Hometown hillbillys BR5-49,
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, COUSINS WEEK
September 9, 1999
Family fun. “Cousins Week ‘99” was held at the home of Allen and Madeline Tollefson, Lecompton, grandparents of this group. These cousins were preparing to visit the Douglas County Free Fair, one of the week’s events that also included the Lawrence Aquatic Center, Topeka Zoo, a sleepout with grampa and a ride on the Abilene Smoky Valley Line. Back row, from left: Allen and Madeline Tollefson and Christina Grimes-Murphy; front row, from left: Erik Kjellin, Anthony and Ashley Araiza; Andrew Kjellin and Erin Grimes-Murphy. Erik and Andrew are the sons of Amy and Doug Kjellin, McPherson; Anthony and Ashley are the children of David and Angie Araiza, Topeka; and Christina and Erin are the children of Carla Grimes-Murphy, College Station, Tex., and the late Patrick Murphy. The photo was submitted by Madeline Tollefson.
COORDINATING CITY, KU BUSES IS LOOMING QUESTION FOR PANEL
September 9, 1999
Since the KU on Wheels system is funded by student fees, it’s unknown whether it can merge with a bus system that serves the public at-large.
SEED COLLECTION SOUND OFF
September 9, 1999
How would one go about volunteering to collect seeds for the natural area project near the Eagle Bend golf course? Alex Fraser, a Kansas University graduate student who works for the Kansas Biological Survey, is coordinating the volunteer seed collections. She said she is planning two seed collection days in late October. The specific dates will be announced early next month. She can be contacted through e-mail at afraser@ukans.edu.
HOSPITALS
September 9, 1999
Births Ryan Gregg and Stacy Wall, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
KU MUSIC AND DANCE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $50,00 GIFT
September 9, 1999
KU music department receives $50,000 gift
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 9, 1999
September 9, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FORMER KU PLAYER PUGH SEEKING DIVERSION
September 9, 1999
Former Kansas University basketball player Thomas Joseph (T.J.) Pugh appeared in court Wednesday for a driving under the influence of alcohol charge. Pugh, 23, told District Court Judge Robert Fairchild he is seeking a diversion for the charge, and has scheduled an alcohol evaluation later this month. Diversions allow first-time offenders to avoid a conviction if they complete a program involving an alcohol class and pay court fees.
September 9, 1999
A Lawrence woman will show her crushed velvet bears at the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival.
40 YEARS AGO
September 9, 1999
Kenneth Anderson, dean of the Kansas University School of Education, was appointed regional coordinator for Project Talent, the national ability and aptitude census that was to involve testing and follow-up studies regarding 450,000 high school pupils. Anderson was a nationally known expert of educational demographics and student trends.
25 YEARS AGO
September 9, 1999
President Ford was encountering the first in a series of protests over his weekend decision to pardon the resigned President Richard Nixon. Some said Ford had pardoned Nixon because of a “deal” where Nixon would quit and allow then vice president Ford to move into the Oval Office. The White House and a number of political analysts in the Lawrence area said that was “ridiculous” and took Ford at his word: To speed the healing process after the wounds of Watergate and to prevent a long string of legal actions that would detract from the important business of America.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 9, 1999
On Sept. 9, 1899, the Lawrence World commenting on the debate over what should be used as the base material under brick paving observed: “It is so manifestly unfair to charge that the advocates of a macadam base are knockers on street paving that the unfairness will be the death of the report. There is no fight on street paving. Indeed all want it. It does seem, however, that if macadam is so good that the brick people are afraid it will be left permanently it is pretty well commended. No one contends that concrete will be that good.”
LHS NETTER SEYMOUR RETURNING TO FORM
September 9, 1999
Slightly gimpy from an ankle injury, Lawrence High senior Brooke Seymour slowly is returning to form as the Lions’ No. 1 singles player. Seymour went 1-1 on Wednesday at the Lawrence Tennis Center while taking on the top player from Shawnee Mission South and Olathe South.
PREACHES FOR SCIENCE
September 9, 1999
The executive director of the National Center for Science Education joked between Lawrence speaking engagements Wednesday that she is an “evangelist for evolution.” After speaking to a group of future science teachers at Kansas University, Eugenie Scott said during a Journal-World interview, “I’m comforting the afflicted. Maybe tonight I’ll afflict the comfortable.”
S BAKERY REOPENING
September 9, 1999
Several Kansas University students and area residents said they were glad a popular bakery has reopened.
KU PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS BUTTERFLIES ON KTWU
September 9, 1999
KU professor to discuss butterflies on TV
COACH SAYS STEVENSON MAKING RIGHT MOVE
September 9, 1999
All’s well that ends well, says DeShawn Stevenson’s high school coach, who is elated the Fresno, Calif., player is headed to Kansas, not the NBA.
BUS BREAKOUT
September 9, 1999
GET ONBOARD The Lawrence Public Transit Advisory Committee is holding its first public hearing today to get feedback from the public about a proposed network of routes for the new city bus system.
DANCER TEACHES RHYTHMIC MOVES OF AFRICAN HOMELAND
September 9, 1999
African dance allows — even encourages — a person to show his or her personality.
INDIAN ART MARKET DRAWS BUYERS
September 9, 1999
The 11th Annual Haskell Indian Art Market will bring more than 150 American Indian artists and entertainers this weekend to the powwow grounds at Haskell Indian Nations University. The art market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
September 9, 1999
Jeff Jackson, project director,
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WOMAN AND FISH
September 9, 1999
Fish story. Lourdes Langley, formerly of Lawrence, proudly displays the trout she caught while fishing in the South Islands of New Zealand in March. The photo was submitted by her daughter, Maria Haake, 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.
ALLEN DISLIKES TIMING OF CSN GAME
September 9, 1999
North Texas didn’t do Kansas University’s football program any favors. At least, that’s KU coach Terry Allen’s take on UNT’s decision not to fulfill its contract to play the Jayhawks on Saturday. When the Eagles reneged, Kansas scrambled to find a suitable replacement for its home opener, and it found NCAA Div. I-AA Cal State Northridge.
BICYCLE STOP LEADS TO ARREST ON DRUG CHARGES
September 9, 1999
Bicycle stop leads to drug arrest
R BLOCK REASSURES INVESTORS
September 9, 1999
J-W Wire Reports Kansas City, Mo. — A week after H&R Block Inc. announced the latest in a series of aggressive and expensive acquisitions, company officials Wednesday sought to calm shareholders worried about a recent decline in the company’s stock.
ELDRIDGE TO WELCOME IN 2000 WITH PARTY
September 9, 1999
— Jan Biles’ phone message number is 832-7146. Her e-mail address is jbiles@ljworld.com.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
September 9, 1999
Kansas crowned hoop king of 1990s
CLOSE
September 9, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,036.34
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW
September 9, 1999
The road to the state tournament is just that for Free State High’s volleyball team — on the road. The Firebirds, who finished fourth in the Class 6A state tournament last fall, only have two home matches this season.
KANSAS FOOTBALL LANDS 2 JUCO COMMITS
September 9, 1999
Wide receiver Roger Ross of Garden City Community College and defensive tackle Demond Benford of Blinn CC have selected Kansas.
CALENDAR
September 9, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
September 9, 1999
Alyssa Buecker directs her guinea pig actors in a new film commissioned by HBO.
JAZZTRAIN STILL NEEDS PASSENGERS FOR CLASSES
September 9, 1999
A new lecture series could be subtitled “Everything you wanted to know about jazz but were afraid to ask.”
KC COUPLE FEEDS GRASSROOTS FOLK SCENE
September 9, 1999
Steve and Kathy Peters are on the lineup of this year’s West Side Folk fund-raising concert.
CAR TALK
September 9, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: Is it better to apply the brakes and then let off alternately, or just apply steady pressure when slowing down or stopping? And which method causes less wear on the brakes? — Bishop
PHILANTHROPY GROWS IN U.S.
September 9, 1999
Philanthropy in America is a huge and growing sector that — given the wealth built up in recent years — seems poised to grow much faster, significantly changing the face of America. The world’s wealthiest man, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, recently transferred assets to bring his foundation to $17.1 billion. Soon to be named the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on global health and learning, it is now America’s largest.
FAIR ANNOUNCES GEOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS
September 9, 1999
4-H/FFA Forestry Junior Leaf Collection
MOVIES
September 9, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. Stir of Echoes
OPPONENTS DIRECT PARTY AGENDAS
September 9, 1999
The Democrats fueled the astonishing rise of Gov. George W. Bush, who has a commanding lead in the New Hampshire primary. The Republicans weakened Vice President Al Gore, who is barely holding off his only challenger, former Sen. Bill Bradley. Politics, like major-league baseball, is finally embracing inter-league play.
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
September 9, 1999
TODAY Canceled: Ribbon cutting, Lawrence Athletic Club South, 2108 W. 27th.
AVIATION FIRM MAY LAND IN CITY
September 9, 1999
Lawrence is one of two finalists for a new aviation systems manufacturing plant and its 75 jobs.
JOURNAL KEPT BY ARNA HEMENWAY
September 9, 1999
Editor’s Note: The following is from a journal written by Cordley School student, Arna Hemenway, 11, about his trip this summer to Washington, D.C.
OUR TOWN
September 9, 1999
Flames Tryouts: Tryouts for Lawrence Flames girls basketball are scheduled at various times and locations. Fourth through seventh grade girls sessions will be on Sept. 18-19 while eighth grade and over will try out on Sept. 25-26. For specifics, call Wint Winter Jr. or Cheryl Abney at 843-0811. *
CAPITAL
September 9, 1999
A trip to Washington D.C. gave Lawrence youths a lesson in history and a lesson in travel.
CLOSE
September 9, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.38; soybeans, $4.63; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.74. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.63; milo, NA; corn, $1.74. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.38; soybeans, $4.63; milo, $1.46; corn, $1.74.
NEON, LINCOLN LS REPRESENT ENDS OF SPECTRUM
September 9, 1999
Buyers seeking everything from economy to luxury should find good choices amid year-2000 models.
CITY SLOW-PITCH STANDINGS
September 9, 1999
Through Tuesday’s Games Men’s Monday 5-7: B(u)y Lawrence 5-2, Manpower Hitters 4-1, El Mezcal 3-3, Dawgs 3-4, Hammers 2-4, FSBC 1-4.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL GLANCE
September 9, 1999
Roster Seniors: Alexis Bliss, Andi Cook, Sarah Graves, Alison Lungstrum, Cathy Stella.
THE MAG: PAPERBACK CAPSULES
September 9, 1999
Kaaterskill Falls Allegra Goodman
GIBSON SERVICES
September 9, 1999
Memorial services for Veda Gibson, 90, Roanoke, Va., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. Mrs. Gibson died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Arden Courts, Roanoke, Va.
COMING UP
September 9, 1999
Sept. 25 Band Day parade, 1 p.m., downtown Lawrence.
S FORMAT CHANGE?
September 9, 1999
Are you upset with the Lazer’s format change? Melissa McCray,
CD REVIEWS BY GEOFF
September 9, 1999
In Spite of Ourselves John Prine
CITY GYMNASTICS PREVIEW
September 9, 1999
Lawrence High and Free State High have been gym dandy through the first 3 1/2 weeks of practice with twice as many gymnasts out this year compared to last fall. Just 11 girls competed last year and the turnout has increased to 22.
WOOTEN PUMPS UP THE FUNK
September 9, 1999
The funk gods smiled Tuesday night as Nashville, Tenn.’s, Victor Wooten and his two-piece band turned in a roof-raising performance of highly danceable rhythms. Wooten, a three-time Grammy winner who moonlights as bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, never met a groove he didn’t like. At The Granada show, he bounded the stage sporting a huge grin, popping and slapping his bass like a man possessed.
COMMITTEE READY TO CRACK DOWN ON IDENTITY THIEVES
September 9, 1999
A Johnson County attorney testified that few police departments have the manpower or the expertise to go after identity thieves.
LADN CSN STORY WILL STAND AS EARLY KNOW THE FOE
September 9, 1999
Los Angeles Daily News Northridge, Calif. — Cal State Northridge was just 32 seconds away from a spot in the Division I-AA playoffs last season. Naturally, the goal for this year was to become a half-minute better.
ACTION PRAISED
September 9, 1999
To the editor: I would like to commend the Lawrence City Commission for deciding to halt developer Stuart Doores’ plans to build a housing development along the eastern boundary of the city’s sanitary sewer system. (See Journal-World article, “Hog-tied developer raises stink” in the Sept. 28 paper.)
IMPACT VIEWS TAX RUNDLE
September 9, 1999
One commissioner is skeptical of arguments put forth by developers.
THURSDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 9, 1999
Please, oh please refer to the school as Cal State Northridge, we are told. CS Northridge is OK, too. However, do not use any hyphens. Don’t use Cal State AT Northridge, either. And, for heavens sake, never ever use the CSUN acronym. CSN — although it sounds like some kind of cable television network — is preferred.
STUDENTS PROTEST POLICY ON PACKS
September 9, 1999
Students at Central Junior High can no longer haul backpacks into class. A similar policy at South is five years old, while Southwest and West have no ban.
ROUTE QUESTIONS
September 9, 1999
Local taxpayers will foot a substantial bill for the addition of a new fixed route bus system. Do the proposed routes fit their needs and expectations? Lawrence residents will have two opportunities in the next week to comment on suggested routes for the city’s proposed fixed route bus system.
S JOKES ROOTED IN EVERYDAY LIFE
September 9, 1999
Jeff Foxworthy has gained fame by talking about his own experiences.
DUMP TRUCK WRECK LEADS TO CLIP BY JET
September 9, 1999
A dump truck and a pickup truck collided Wednesday morning north of Lawrence, causing minor injuries.