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STATE BOARD TAKES UP TEACHER LICENSURE PLAN ON SCIENCES
September 19, 1999
The State Board of Education is attempting to break gridlock on development of a new framework for issuing teacher licenses.
BUFFS THROTTLE JAYHAWKS
September 19, 1999
Kansas managed only 172 yards and nine first downs Saturday against Coloardo.
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD BEING UNCOVERED IN COUNTY
September 19, 1999
Organizers are researching and promoting awareness of the Underground Railroad in Douglas County, through which hundreds of slaves were routed by white abolitionists.
CITY SLOW-PITCH SCORES
September 19, 1999
City Results Women’s Two: UNO 12, Power Drinkers 3; Beletz by Design 14, XX 5; What Ever 7-10, GBK 6-8.
SCHOOL NAME TOPS BOARD AGENDA
September 19, 1999
The school board’s meeting today will focus on naming a new elementary school, district construction projects, the open meetings law and school safety.
KANSAS-COLORADO NOTEBOOK
September 19, 1999
* Missing from the Kansas travel roster were starting wide receiver Termaine Fulton (ankle sprain) and special teams player Tywanne Aldridge (hamstring). ” * One-tenth of KU’s 70-man travel roster was composed of walk-ons, including three wide receivers — Marcellus Jones, Algen Williams and Charlie Hoag. “
BROWNLOW BOX
September 19, 1999
OBSESSED BY FILM Who: Kevin Brownlow, film historian, director and producer.
BOULDER-BOUND?
September 19, 1999
Lawrence and Boulder have a lot in common, but the way the two cities handle growth doesn’t have to be the same. It seems like Lawrence, Kansas, and Boulder, Colorado, are always comparing notes.
CITY SCENE/SUPPORT
September 19, 1999
American Association of University Women E-Mail: charrod@ukans.edu
9/19 THIS OLD HOUSEMANSION READIED FOR VIEW
September 19, 1999
A local couple will open their historic home in the city’s first Designers’ Showhouse.
September 19, 1999
Rock-bottom work transformed a lot in Stone Meadows.
HASKELL GRID SLATE NO KILL
September 19, 1999
Haskell Schedule MidAmerica Nazarene JV, W 14-8 (1-0)
FILM HISTORIAN-AUTHOR BEADS IN ON THE DAYS BEFORE TALKIES
September 19, 1999
Kevin Brownlow has loved movies since his childhood, and now he’s an expert in the field.
SENSE FOR SENIORS
September 19, 1999
My mother’s sister was here visiting from Florida recently. The family was talking for one of the first times about how each of us wanted to be treated medically toward the ends of our lives. My aunt had a document titled “Five Wishes” that is something like a living will — but much softer and more friendly. Do you know about this document? Is it valid in Kansas? I do know a little about this document — and no, it’s not valid in Kansas yet, but the political process to gain its acceptance is under way.
CHANCES OF BEATING THE BRONCOS?
September 19, 1999
What are the Kansas City Chiefs’ chances of beating the Denver Broncos? Terry Lanaman,
OLD PEOPLE NEED TO LOSE OLD MONEY IDEAS, PLANNER SAYS
September 19, 1999
The retired financial planner uses humor and lessons from life to help old-timers handle their money.
SAUER-SUNDSTRAND CO. - GROWING UP CLEAN
September 19, 1999
White, bright and clean operations are key for Sauer-Sundstrand Co., an $80 million-a-year manufacturer in the East Hills Business Park.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SUNDAY
September 19, 1999
Faces and places Lucas Broers has been promoted to assistant parts manager at Laird Noller Automotive, 23rd and Alabama. The Eudora resident, who joined Laird Noller in 1993 as a parts delivery driver, spends much of his free time tinkering with his collection of Ford Mustangs.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
September 19, 1999
Accident kills motorcyclist
PARTISANSHIP STALLS CAMPAIGN REFORM
September 19, 1999
The news stories last week said that the House had passed “a bipartisan campaign finance bill.” It would be more accurate to say that the legislation dramatizes the near-impossibility of this Congress doing anything substantial on a bipartisan basis. The claim of bipartisanship rests on the sponsorship of the bill by Reps. Chris Shays, a Connecticut Republican, and Marty Meehan, a Massachusetts Democrat. The Shays-Meehan partnership is a twin to the Senate pairing of John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, who wrote a nearly identical companion measure.
PAPERBACKS
September 19, 1999
Instruments of Night Thomas H. Cook
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
September 19, 1999
High School Results HIAWATHA INVITATIONAL
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
September 19, 1999
* Recognition of visiting students from Eutin, Germany, a sister city of Lawrence. * Proclaim the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 3 as “Harvest of Arts Week.”
OLD HOME TOWN 100 YEARS AGO
September 19, 1999
On Sept. 19, 1899, the headline in the Lawrence World read “Get to Work” and the accompanying article began: “The city council is having trouble making up its mind what it wants. There is a widespread demand for paving and it should be done at once…To pave means bonds and we might as well make up our minds to it. As a usual thing our people have had their fill of bonds. But the streets are so bad that something has to be done.”
BUS PLANNERS FOCUSING ON SERVICE, NOT RIDERS
September 19, 1999
People involved in planning a fixed-route bus system say improving the city’s transportation network is more important than meeting numeric goals.
RESIDENTS FLOCK TO NATURE CENTER
September 19, 1999
Lawrence’s newest park proves to be a popular attraction for children and parents.
WORKS
September 19, 1999
The annual Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild show will feature a quilt display and a silent auction of miniature quilts.
UPLAND GAME BIRDS
September 19, 1999
In 1998, upland bird hunting season proved to be disappointing compared to the year’s early outlook. Warm, dry conditions prevailed throughout the hunting season leaving birds widely scattered and difficult to hunt.
SLED WORKS DOWNHILL, DOWN HOME
September 19, 1999
Not only is a hardwood sled great for exhilarating downhill rides, it’s also handy for pulling grocery bags, firewood or tired youngsters through the snow. And this do-it-yourself version is handsome enough, you might even want to use it as a decoration. This particular sled is made of birch and walnut, but a variety of other hardwoods work just as well. The project features a removable seat (as pictured), but it can easily be made without it, because the seat section is cut and assembled separately from the deck and runners. Brass hardware is used to eliminate the problem of rust.
WILLIAMS SECOND AT JAYHAWK INVITATIONAL
September 19, 1999
Much to his chagrin, Lawrence High senior Chris Williams won’t be able to list the Jayhawk Invitational title to his lengthy cross country résumé. The two-time Class 6A state boys champion finished second in the Jayhawk big-class race to Hesston’s Justin Rempel on Saturday at Rim Rock.
ALLEN LOOKING TO ANSWER QB QUESTION
September 19, 1999
Boulder, Colo. — The last thing Kansas football coach Terry Allen expected after KU’s miserable offensive showing Saturday at Colorado was to revisit a potential quarterback controversy. But he brought it upon himself when he started Zac Wegner, then gave the ball to backup Dylen Smith, who went the rest of the way in a 51-17 blowout loss to CU at Folsom Field.
CHINA TAKES AUTHORITARIAN APPROACH TO Y2K WOES
September 19, 1999
There is the American way: Do the right thing because it is right; do the profitable thing because it is profitable. And there is another way, the authoritarian way — the Communist way. By now, everyone knows that computers throughout the world will read 00 as 1900 instead of 2000, unless they have been made Y2K (Year 2000) compliant. Everything from banks to nukes could be affected. But the focus is on airplanes, because something hurtling through the air at several hundred miles an hour cannot afford to have a glitch. Computer failure at 30,000 feet cannot be ridden out.
CITY SCENE/ARTS
September 19, 1999
Designer’s Guild Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Monday in the month, at members’ homes
S INFLUENCE STILL FELT TODAY
September 19, 1999
A 15th- and 16th-century German artist’s style and technique for woodcuts and engravings continue to be unmatched.
BAKER
September 19, 1999
St. Charles, Mo. — Sometimes it is better to be fortunate than good. Baker University’s football team was a little bit of both Saturday night as it came from behind to defeat No. 11-ranked Lindenwood University 14-13 at Hunter Stadium.
CITY SCENE/SERVICE
September 19, 1999
Altrusa International of Lawrence Meetings: First and third Wednesdays, Fifi’s Banquet Connection. 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. meeting. Members pay for meal, $10
API FOILS IN LINE FOR LAND
September 19, 1999
API Foils Inc., an English manufacturer of foils for the printing industry, is working on a deal to buy its building and adjacent land in East Hills Business Park. The company — which occupies a 42,000-square-foot plant leased from Douglas County Development Inc. (DCDI), the park’s not-for-profit developer — plans to exercise its contractual options and buy the building, its 7.72-acre site and an adjacent 5.18 acres next door.
SANTA FE TRAIL DEFEATS BASEHOR-LINWOOD
September 19, 1999
Santa Fe Trail 48, Basehor-Linwood 6
COLLEGE GOLF RESULTS
September 19, 1999
College Results FAIRWAY CLUB INVITATIONAL
HASKELL TO MEET BAKER JV TONIGHT
September 19, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations U. will continue its transitional path to four-year football status tonight. The Fightin’ Indians will tangle with Baker’s junior varsity at 7 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. It’s the Tribe’s home opener.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 19
September 19, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
WOODLING COLUMN - WEBSTER MAY HAVE TO INVENT A FEW WORDS FOR KU
September 19, 1999
Well, I guess Saturday could have been worse for Kansas football coach Terry Allen. At least his wife, Lynn, didn’t drown in San Francisco Bay. “That’s about the only good thing that happened today,” a glum Allen said while dressing after the Jayhawks’ offense disappeared somewhere between Denver and the Flatirons.
KU-CU SIDEBAR ANDREW
September 19, 1999
Boulder, Colo. — From the start Colorado football coach Gary Barnett said the Buffs could be pretty good defensively. He said it after CU allowed 41 points to Colorado State, then again after the Buffs surrendered 35 to lowly San Jose State.
NESMITH ALMOST MADE IT
September 19, 1999
Three times while at Butler County Community College Carl Nesmith returned kickoffs for touchdowns. Nesmith isn’t in junior college anymore.
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
September 19, 1999
Ozawkie man shares Crappie Busters title
KDWP BRIEFS
September 19, 1999
Leftover deer permits popular with hunters
KANSAS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
September 19, 1999
* Joey Pelfanio, a first-year junior college transfer, leads the Big 12 in punting with an average of 48.63. Pelfanio had a 75-yarder against Notre Dame. ” * Backup Kansas QB Dylen Smith ranks third in the Big 12 in passing efficiency. He has completed 17 of 24 passes for three TDs and no interceptions, good for 181 rating points. Nebraska’s Bobby Newcombe leads the lead with 191.1 points, and Oklahoma’s Josh Heupel is second with 185.4. Kansas starter Zac Wegner checks in at 10th in the league with 125.8 points.
S VAST WASTELAND IS LARGER THIS SEASON
September 19, 1999
I’m distressed to remember that, after a summer of re-runs and little else, one of the networks (I forget which one) has chosen not to give us any more of “Homicide: Life on the Street.” This was one of those television shows that kept us going, one of four, not counting the usually interesting “ER” and the occasionally interesting “JAG.” They do go for those initial titles, don’t they? “Homicide” was one we didn’t see at first. Something about the earlier shows turned us off. Then, a few years ago, we turned it on again and found it quite in a class with the others of our big four, “Law and Order,” “NYPD Blue,” and “The Practice.” All four, I think, offered plot, settings, and performances as good as, if not better than, what could be seen on theatrical scenes.
HUNTING REPORT
September 19, 1999
Kevin Crisp and two friends opened the duck hunting season last Saturday and Sunday at a slough along the Kansas River near Lawrence. Two days before the opening, Crisp spotted several large flocks of migrating blue-winged teal along the Kansas River between Lawrence and Linwood.
SOUNDOFF ON LATE NIGHT
September 19, 1999
What night is Late Night with Roy Williams scheduled this year? Late Night With Roy will be Friday, Oct. 15 at Allen Fieldhouse. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. when Kansas’ volleyball team takes on Texas A&M. It’s KU’s only volleyball match outside of the new Horejsi Family Athletics Center, the Jayhawks’ new home for volleyball.
KOVELS CURRENT PRICES
September 19, 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.
KU VOLLEYBALL WINS
September 19, 1999
Knoxville, Tenn. — Kansas’ Mary Beth Albrecht was named tournament MVP as the Jayhawks claimed a victory in the Tennessee Classic Saturday. The Jayhawks, who beat Lehigh on Friday, stopped Eastern Michigan and Tennessee by 3-2 scores to take the title. KU beat Eastern Michigan 15-4, 10-15, 12-15, 15-4 and 16-14 and Tennessee 16-14, 2-15, 15-10, 12-15 and 15-7.
S GOLFERS 11TH
September 19, 1999
Mahoney paces Jayhawk golfers
S GOLF RESULTS
September 19, 1999
WOMEN BIG 12 PREVIEW
SHOWHOUSE INFO.
September 19, 1999
LET THE SHOW BEGIN The Ludington-Thacher Home, 1613 Tenn., will be open for public viewing as Lawrence’s first Designers’ Showhouse from Sept. 24 through Oct. 17.
BOARD OF EDUCATION SOUNDOFF
September 19, 1999
Who is on the Kansas State Board of Education, how did each one vote on teaching evolution, and when is the next election? The vote was 6-4 in favor of new science standards that de-emphasize evolution as a significant element in annual statewide testing of Kansas public school students. Supporters were Steve Abrams of Arkansas City, Mary Douglass Brown of Wichita, Scott Hill of Abilene, John Bacon of Olathe (who represents Lawrence on the board), Harold Voth of Haven and Linda Holloway of Shawnee. The opponents were Bill Wagnon of Topeka, Val DeFever of Independence, Janet Waugh of Kansas City, Kan., and Sonny Rundell of Syracuse. The members are elected for four-year terms; some will face voters in 2001, while others don’t face re-election until 2003.
FLY
September 19, 1999
Proposed legislation mandating school uniforms in public schools was met with skepticism by two area legislators. “I don’t think it will go anywhere,” said Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, chairman of the House Education Committee.
KEHDE COLUMN
September 19, 1999
Cecil Kingsley finally made it into the top echelon of bass fishermen. This week at Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma he will relish this grand achievement. For more than two decades, Kingsley’s dreams pirouetted about clinching a berth at the BASS Masters Classic.
SUN QUILT SHOW MEETING
September 19, 1999
Chris Wolf Edmonds will be the featured speaker at the September gathering of the Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild. Edmonds, a member of the Kaw Valley guild who is an internationally known quilt artist, will talk about her current work, which explores fabric dyeing, painting, stamping and piecing.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE - ARMITAGE WORKS WITH BARYSHNIKOV
September 19, 1999
A choreographer with Lawrence ties is working with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project and getting good reviews by The New York Times. Karole Armitage, the daughter of Lawrence residents Kenneth and Katie Armitage, choreographed “The Last Lap,” a world premiere performed by Baryshnikov and five women dancers in mid-August at the New Victory Theater in Times Square in New York City.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SUNDAY
September 19, 1999
TODAY 1:30 p.m.: Dedication service for Doug Buckley family, Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd Ter., by Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. An ice cream social will follow from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1626 Lindenwood Ln., given by Habitat’s covenant churches.
KU-CU HOW THEY SCORED
September 19, 1999
First Quarter 9:03 — Cortlen Johnson 1 run. Buffs took opening possession and went 77 yards in 14 methodical plays. Only one play — Javon Green’s 22-yard catch — went for more than nine yards. In drive, Mike Moschetti went 5-for-5 for 51 yards to tie school record with 14 straight completions dating to last week. Kansas hurt itself with personal foul call on Quincy Roe on second-and-six from the 13. Jeremy Aldrich kick. (Colorado 7, Kansas 0).
FALL WORK HELPS ENSURE ROSES IN SPRING
September 19, 1999
To guarantee strong, healthy roses in the spring, care must be taken right now. Do not fertilize any more this year, (the cutoff date for fertilizing is Aug. 15). During August and September, roses should be watered during droughts and sprayed for insects and disease, if needed. Once October arrives, watering should be withheld to induce dormancy.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
September 19, 1999
Lawrence’s Airport Advisory Board wants the city to commit to a long-range improvement plan aimed at turning the airport into the next industrial growth area for the city. The plan includes building 20 new single-plane hangars, expanding the runway and parking apron, improving water and sewer service to the airport, and building emergency access roads.
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
September 19, 1999
Most of the projects on the list have been on the airport’s capital improvement plan for several years, but city officials have lacked either the resources or incentive to fund them. Recently, AS&T Inc. announced that it plans to move a manufacturing facility out of Great Britain to the United States. Lawrence is among four sites in Kansas being considered for that move.
OBITUARY FOR JOHN MONAGAHAN
September 19, 1999
JOHN MONAGAHAN Services for John Monagahan, 74, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
VICTIMS OF EAST TIMOR DESERVE JUSTICE
September 19, 1999
The Javanese politicians and generals who run Indonesia have established a wretched place in history that no one should now try to deny them. They are the 20th century’s last colonialists worthy of the name. Their actions shred a generation’s sense of moral authority in world politics. The rulers in Jakarta have washed their hands in the blood of another nation that wanted only to be free of their oppression. They have materially supported, encouraged or condoned the settlers destroying the people of East Timor to protect Javanese privilege and comfort built on economic exploitation.
VOLLEYBALL
September 19, 1999
High School Results Saturday at Manhattan
PROSOCO READY TO CLEAN UP
September 19, 1999
ProSoCo Inc. is leaving four buildings in the Kansas City area for one new one in Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park.
KU SWIM STORY
September 19, 1999
Kansas University freshmen Brian Soria and Lyndsay DeVaney won the men’s and women’s individual titles as the Jayhawks swept Southern Illinois in the annual 5K open water swim race Saturday at Clinton Lake. The Jayhawk men won 18-49, while the women prevailed, 24-31, in a race scored like a cross country meet.
REPORT ON CRASH THAT KILLED KU STUDENT HITS ROADBLOCKS
September 19, 1999
It will be months before the Kansas Highway Patrol issues a final report on the summer car crash that killed a KU sophomore.
ANNEXATION REQUEST BACK ON CITY AGENDA
September 19, 1999
Dial Realty will ask the city to override the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on two residential elements of the proposed “Inverness Addition” in southwest Lawrence.
HOMELESS CENTER APPEALS FOR HELP TO GET BUILDING
September 19, 1999
Volunteers with the Community Drop-In Center, which provides services for the homeless, are seeking the public’s help in establishing a permanent location for the center. This spring the center was awarded $15,500 in Community Development Block Grant funds through the city of Lawrence.
SUN SCULPTOR, PAINTERS UNITE FOR GALLERY SHOW
September 19, 1999
An exhibition of paintings of Louis Copt and Raquel Kreipe and the sculptures of Jim Brothers will be displayed Friday through Oct. 24 at Roy’s Gallery, 1410 Kasold Dr. An opening reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
SIGNIFICANCE
September 19, 1999
Consultants will evaluate the cultural, spiritual and historical significance of the Baker Wetlands.
RAILWAY CONDUCTING SPECIAL EVENT
September 19, 1999
Railfans Weekend runs through today in Baldwin, where excursion train rides are being offered.
ART NOTES
September 19, 1999
Princeton professor to give lecture
BUS SUGGESTIONS
September 19, 1999
To the editor: Being somewhat skeptical of the new public transit plan, I attended one of the public meetings. Now, if the newspaper article is correct and 100 people attended, then there are 99 more to comment on the meetings. Having attendance of only 100 people from the total population of the city of Lawrence is SAD and makes me wonder if it wouldn’t be cheaper to give those 100 people private taxi service and call it quits!
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA KEYS IN ON STRAUSS
September 19, 1999
The Kansas Univerity Symphony Orchestra will present a concert tribute to Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center. Brian Priestman, director of orchestral activities, is conductor of the orchestra. He will be assisted by Jack Roller, Tulsa, Okla., and Trond Saeverud, Olathe, both doctoral candidates in conducting.
40 YEARS AGO
September 19, 1999
Lawrence High won its 40th straight football game with a 40-6 romp past Manhattan. Coach Al Woolard’s Lions were in quest of a fourth straight Kansas high school title. Emil Heck, president of the Kaw Valley Water Management District and director of the Douglas County Kaw Drainage District, flew to Washington to represent the area before the director of the federal budget. He was asking $75,000 for planning for local flood protection work and about $680,000 for additional progress on the Perry Reservoir 16 miles northwest of Lawrence.
25 YEARS AGO
September 19, 1999
Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes unveiled a reorganization of the top echelon of KU administrators intended to set out clearly that the final control of the controversy-ridden KU Medical Center rested with him. The basic change was to wrest financial control of the med center away from Kansas City and put it under the authority and control of Keith Nitcher, vice chancellor in charge of fiscal affairs. No staff members were added in the shakeup that followed recent problems involving finance. The Douglas County Commission announced it would ask voters to approve an $11.75 million bridge bond issue in the Nov. 5 election. Included was a new Kansas River bridge in downtown Lawrence and some 50 other bridges in the county that needed replacement or renovation.
CITY SOCCER RESULTS
September 19, 1999
City Results LAWRENCE ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE
VIABLE?
September 19, 1999
If Pat Buchanan, the human hand grenade, lobs himself into the 2000 presidential campaign as nominee of the Reform Party, some Republicans, and perhaps some Democrats, will try to dampen his explosive force by excluding him from next year’s presidential debates, as Ross Perot was excluded from the Clinton-Dole debates in 1996. Exclusion would be in the spirit of campaign finance reformers’ plans to further constrict, through government regulation, political discourse. Fortunately, Jamin Raskin, professor of law at American University, in his essay “The Debate Gerrymander” in the Texas Law Review, refutes the arguments for excluding candidates like Buchanan from the central events of presidential contests. Raskin’s statutory and constitutional arguments against practices designed to disadvantage rivals of the two major parties may or may not persuade courts. However, his invocation of democratic morality should persuade fair-minded people.