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BLOTTER
September 21, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DONALD D. RAKE OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
DONALD D. RAKE Services for Donald D. Rake, 48, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
OBITUARY FOR EDDIE PAYNE
September 21, 1999
PAYNE SERVICES Services for Eddie E. Payne, 63, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
FREE STATE VOLLEYBALL
September 21, 1999
Free State High, ranked No. 3 in the Class 6A coaches’ volleyball poll, went 4-2 and placed third Saturday at the Johnson County Community College tournament. “We showed a lot of improvement,” said FSHS coach Nancy Hopkins, whose Firebirds are now 8-4. “With the change of personnel — losing 4 seniors and three starters — there were some young kids who stepped up.”
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
September 21, 1999
High School Results Saturday at Johnson County CC
GRAVINO WINS JUNCTION CITY MEET
September 21, 1999
Free State High junior Laura Gravino went 4-0 Saturday to win the Junction City Invitational tennis tournament. Gravino lost just one game in three-pool play matches. She defeated Manhattan’s Cheen Alkatib, 8-4, in the No. 1 singles final to hike her record to 18-0.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
September 21, 1999
College Results Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
KU SWIM RESULTS
September 21, 1999
College Results 5K Open Water Swim
C TEAM JV
September 21, 1999
Girls Junior Varsity
EDWARD PAYNE OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
EDWARD PAINE Services for Edward Paine, 63, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
September 21, 1999
High School Results Thursday at Leavenworth
CLOSE
September 21, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,823.90
CLOSE
September 21, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.32; soybeans, $4.42; milo, $1.40; corn, $1.65. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.42; milo, NA; corn, $1.65. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.32; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.40; corn, $1.70.
COMMUNITY EFFORT
September 21, 1999
To the editor: As has been noted in the Lawrence Journal-World, Wells Overlook had — in recent years — suffered an accumulation of trash, vandalism, and deterioration of its facilities.
MAIZE FOREMAN WHITSON OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
MAIZE FOREMAN WHITSON Services for Maize Foreman Whitson, 86, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
ROSENBAUM SERVICES
September 21, 1999
Memorial services for Jacqueline Rosenbaum, 88, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Private inurnment is planned. Mrs. Rosenbaum died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ALLEN D. AND HAYDN SMITH OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
ALLEN D. AND HAYDN SMITH Wichita — Memorial services for Allen D. Smith, 40, and Haydn Smith, 40, both of Wichita, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons.
OPEN DISCUSSION
September 21, 1999
Modern communications add to the difficulty of defining and enforcing the state’s open meetings law. A recent discussion between the Lawrence school board and the district’s attorney again points out the difficulty and importance of monitoring the state’s open meetings law.
DRAFT HISTORY WORTH REMEMBERING
September 21, 1999
One of the most famous roll calls in the history of the House of Representatives came on Aug. 12, 1941, when a 203-202 vote defeated an amendment that would have ended the government’s authority to draft men into the Army. Isolationists who opposed President Roosevelt’s increasingly open moves to support those fighting Nazi Germany and resisting imperial Japan came within one vote of dealing a devastating blow to his preparations for what he saw as an inevitable struggle. Less than four months later, when Pearl Harbor was bombed and the United States entered World War II, everyone realized how close the country had come to a disastrous decision.
BREAKOUT PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULED
September 21, 1999
PLANNING TO MEET The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will consider Sprint’s proposal when it meets at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in the commission room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
CENTER OF THE COUNTRY SOUNDOFF
September 21, 1999
At one time the geographical center of the U.S. was Lebanon, Kan. Since Alaska and Hawaii have been added, I’m wondering if there is a geographical center now and, if so, where is it? While the center of the first 48 states is near Lebanon at 39°50’ North and 98°35’ West, the geographic center of United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, is west of Castle Rock, S.D., at 44°58’ latitude, 103°46’ W longitude, according to Infoplease.com at www.infoplease.lycos.com/.
ACCLAIMED LONDON FILMMAKER TO VISIT LAWRENCE
September 21, 1999
London filmmaker to visit Lawrence
DIRECTED DONATION
September 21, 1999
To the editor: Comments by purchasers of licenses for “scholarship suites” at the football stadium refer to “the benefit and betterment of the university,” (Justin Anderson) and “an investment in the university and the athletics department as a whole” (Doug Compton). In fact, only after five years, when construction costs are paid off, will money paid for those leases go to scholarships, and when it does, the scholarships will go to student athletes.
SENSITIVITY URGED
September 21, 1999
To the editor: In light of what the writer of the Sept. 15 letter to the editor said, concerning my letter of Sept. 10, I’d like to say a few things.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS RESULTS
September 21, 1999
High School Results Saturday at Junction City
BRIGHT FUTURE
September 21, 1999
The expansion of Kansas University’s Overland Park campus should be a top priority for the state higher education system. During its meeting last week, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a plan that paints an exciting future for the Kansas University Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
HASKELL RICH IN HISTORY
September 21, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations University, the only four-year Bureau of Indian Affairs educational institution, offers tuition-free education to members of federally recognized tribes.
OBITUARY FOR DONALD RAKE
September 21, 1999
DONALD D. RAKE Services for Donald D. Rake, 48, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
OBITUARY FOR VELMA BARTELS
September 21, 1999
VELMA BARTELS Lincoln, Kan. — Services for Velma M. Bartels, 79, Lincoln, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, on Highway 14 south of Lincoln. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
OBITUARY FOR MAIZE WHITSON
September 21, 1999
MAIZE WHITSON Services for Maize Foreman Whitson, 86, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
INDIA SCHOOL PLANS UP FOR REVIEW
September 21, 1999
The old school would be replaced by commercial development under a plan to be reviewed Wednesday night.
FIRSTAR ACQUIRES BANKS IN AREA
September 21, 1999
Mercantile Bank is now part of Firstar Corp., although Lawrence-area customers may not realize the change until early next year. The $10 billion bank merger became official early Monday morning, creating the second-largest bank in the Midwest, with more than 5 million customers and more than 1,200 branches in 13 states, including Kansas.
FIREFIGHTERS DETERMING CAUSE OF BLAZE
September 21, 1999
Jason Bailey had good timing on Monday. The 18-year-old student at DeVry Technical Institute in Kansas City, Mo., returned home to his rental house at 1207 R.I. and heard smoke alarms going off.
FORECAST-FALL CHILL NOT HERE TO STAY
September 21, 1999
If you forgot a coat Monday and had chills being outside, you weren’t alone. And if it felt cold, it was — 20 to 25 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
SLOW ENROLLMENT GROWTH CONTINUES
September 21, 1999
A slight enrollment increase in Lawrence public schools pushed the overall tally to 10,406.
KU TOPEKA CENTER
September 21, 1999
KU’s Topeka center getting a new name
MAZE DISPUTE TAKES TURN TOWARD COURT
September 21, 1999
The haunted maze has found its way to the court system with a lawsuit filed by Douglas County.
COUNTY OKS SALE OF LAND IN BUSINESS PARK
September 21, 1999
Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones wants to clear up questions about the East Hills Business Park.
QUARTET STRIKES CHORD AT LIED
September 21, 1999
What a way to kick off the Lied Center Series, and what a way for Joshua Bell, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall to kick off a national tour to promote their new CD, “Short Trip Home.” The four musicians churned out a nearly 2mproved efficiency for the combined “first-49in lulls at bluegrass jams with his wicked improvisations on mandolin and fiddle. Bell, on the other hand, is used to precision, playing each note on his violin as the composer has written it. Marshall is in tune with the nuances of phrasing, rhythm and fingering on guitar, mandolin and fiddle, while Meyer’s compositions and bass playing often surprise by taking a new tack in midstream. The result is an energetic, unpredictable performance that is highlighted by such works as “Death by Triple Fiddle,” where Bush, Bell and Marshall cross their bows and come out playing like fiddle demons, and the four-movement “Concert Duo,” where the bass and violin at first seem to echo each other but are really playing different melodies. Meyer, of course, is the real star of this tour. He’s the genius behind the compositions. He’s the genius who has taken the bass from a percussive background instrument and placed it on the same plane as the violin. If you didn’t make it to the concert Friday night, you missed one of the most memorable shows ever in Lawrence. — Jan Biles’ phone message number is 832-7146. Her e-mail address is jbiles@ljworld.com.
PIT BULL OWNER GETS FINED, JAIL SENTENCE
September 21, 1999
A Lawrence woman faces fines and five days in jail after being found guilty of charges surrounding her pit bull dogs.
HISTORIC BRIDGE TO BE PRESERVED
September 21, 1999
Ten years after public outcry saved it from demolition, work to permanently preserve historic Chicken Creek Bridge should begin soon. The county has been awarded $134,000 in federal grant money to preserve the 1913 bridge, build a bypass so it will no longer have to support traffic and create a small park around the bridge.
MISS LAWRENCE BECOMES MISS KANSAS USA
September 21, 1999
A Lawrence woman will represent Miss Kansas USA at the Miss USA competition in Branson, Mo., in early February. Tiffany Tenille Meyer, 23, won the Miss Kansas USA crown during a pageant in Wichita during the weekend.
BLOTTER
September 21, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
DO RESTAURANTS AND BARS RECYCLE GLASS AND CANS?
September 21, 1999
Do restaurants and bars recycle glass and cans? If not, why not? That’s a lot of cans and glass going in the trash. City officials don’t know exactly how many restaurants or bars recycle glass and cans, but they do know where and how they can get the job done.
AGENDA (1) FOR PLANNING COMMISSION MTG. SEPT. 22
September 21, 1999
In other business, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will consider the following items: * A replat of two office and commercial lots in Colonial Northwest and Colonial Northeast No. 2 additions, southeast of Sixth and Colonial Drive.
PLANNING AGENDA BACKGROUND
September 21, 1999
Each year the Kansas Department of Transportation accepts applications for funding for programs under the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21). Projects that ultimately are selected by KDOT must fall into one of three categories: historic, scenic/environmental or pedestrian/bicycle facilities.
PLANNING AGENDA BOTTOM LINE
September 21, 1999
Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners will submit a group of proposed “transportation enhancement” projects for funding under what’s known as the TEA-21 program. Among the proposed projects under consideration for funding by planners are: landscaping and sidewalk improvement on the East 23rd Street gateway into Lawrence; removal of outdoor advertising signs on North Second and East 23rd streets; and bicycle lane construction on six streets: North Iowa, 15th Street, 19th Street, Connecticut Street, Naismith Drive, and Vermont Street.
9-21 SHOULD THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE $1 OVER THE NEXT TWO
September 21, 1999
Should the minimum wage increase $1 during the next two years? Matthew Candelaria,
TUESDAY DATEBOOK
September 21, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older, Pinecrest II Apartments, community room, 924 Walnut, Eudora. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
S FILM TO GET KC SCREENING
September 21, 1999
KU alumnus’ film to get KC screening
RECRUIT BRIEF TO GO WITH HOOP
September 21, 1999
California high school basketball standout DeShawn Stevenson wants an education, after all. Stevenson’s mother recently was quoted in the Fresno (Calif.) Bee as saying Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian gained major points in the recruitment of the 6-foot-5 prep phenom by selling a starting position during the 2000-01 season and guaranteeing him 35 minutes a game.
LHS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
September 21, 1999
Donovan Romero Class: Senior.
FSHS PLAYER OF WEEK
September 21, 1999
Connor Treanor Class: Senior.
CITY SOFTBALL STANDINGS
September 21, 1999
City Standings Monday Men’s 5-7: Manpower Hitters 7-2, B(u)y Lawrence 7-2, Dawg’s 5-4, El Mezcal 4-4, Hammers 2-6, FSBC 1-8.
OTTAWA JV TRIPS HASKELL
September 21, 1999
Early on Monday evening, high above Ottawa University’s Cook Field, a rainbow appeared in the eastern sky. Minutes earlier, Ottawa’s junior varsity had just defeated Haskell Indian Nations in football, 25-15, and HINU coach Gary Tanner had no interest in chasing a pot of gold.
SEPT 21-25 YEARS AGO
September 21, 1999
City officials heard a review of plans for the $18 million Lawrence Memorial Hospital expansion project but no formal actions were taken. The Kansas Board of Regents had formulated a firmer policy regarding consulting jobs by faculty members at regents institutions in Kansas. Emphasis was placed on non-interference with university jobs.
WHISTLEBLOWER APPLIES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
September 21, 1999
A fired Revenue Department employee is claiming unemployment benefits while pursuing reinstatement to his job.
LHS CONTROLLED BALL AGAINST SM WEST
September 21, 1999
While Shawnee Mission West was busting big plays for touchdowns Friday night at Haskell Stadium, Lawrence High kept grinding it out in a 48-36 loss to the Vikings. The Lions (1-2 overall, 1-1 Sunflower League) ran 82 plays, had 28 first downs and gained 431 yards offense compared to Shawnee Mission West’s 41 plays, 12 first downs and 421 yards.
JOHNSON FOR MON NITE OR ?
September 21, 1999
Outwardly, Ashante Johnson shows no sign of delight after gliding gracefully downcourt, accepting a lob pass and effortlessly dropping the basketball through the hoop. On the inside, however, Johnson, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9, 215-pound senior forward, is taking great delight in completing both routine and more athletic plays during the Jayhawks’ offseason pick-up games.
COFFEE MAKER SPARKS TRAILER FIRE
September 21, 1999
Coffee pot fire doused in time
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULT
September 21, 1999
High School Result Saturday’s Game
RUSSELL G. STEEN OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
RUSSELL G. STEEN Services for Russell G. Steen, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
CHIEFS FIND WAY - NO ELWAY
September 21, 1999
Broncos’ quarterback Brian Griese was 11-of-16 for 107 with an interception and a fumble. His replacement, Bubby Brister, also threw an interception.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 21, 1999
St. Charles, Mo. — Lindenwood defeated Baker, 4-0, in men’s college soccer on Sunday.St. BU, 3-2, will meet Columbia College at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Baldwin.
OBITUARY FOR MARTHA COBB
September 21, 1999
MARTHA COBB Services for Martha (Okamoto) Cobb, Beaverton, Ore., are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
SEPT 21-40 YEARS AGO
September 21, 1999
Kansas University lost its opening football game, suffering a 14-7 setback at TCU in Fort Worth. KU in its second season under coach Jack Mitchell went on to a 5-5 season record. John Peppercorn and Ken Fitch were the captains for the Jayhawks.
HAROLD J. WILBURN OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
HAROLD J. WILBURN Services for Harold J. Wilburn, 92, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
DILLONS FEEDS ON NORTHWEST GROWTH
September 21, 1999
Coming soon to the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive: Kwik Shop and Simply Wireless, a dealer for Aerial Communications and Nextel.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
September 21, 1999
High School Results JAYHAWK INVITATIONAL
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 21, 1999
Free State’s Hickey second in all-around
COULD FEMINISM BE FUN AGAIN?
September 21, 1999
There actually was a time, gentle reader, when it was fun to be a feminist. I remember it fondly.
OBITUARY FOR JACQUELINE ROSENBAUM
September 21, 1999
JACQUELINE ROSENBAUM Services for Jacqueline Rosenbaum, 88, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
HOSPITALS
September 21, 1999
Births Bridgette and Dennis Winebrenner, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
HEARD ON THE HILL-9/21
September 21, 1999
I want to thank everyone for the calls, cards, letters and e-mails. No, I was not abducted by space aliens, kidnapped by KU’s PR department or protesting the Lazer’s format change. The reason for my absence was simple. I was working.
PELTIER SUPPORTERS WANT TO SEE INQUIRY EXPANDED
September 21, 1999
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is hoping Congress looks beyond Waco to investigate other cases of possible government misconduct.
GRADUATE DEAN RETIRES
September 21, 1999
Andrew Debicki announced that he will return to teaching when he steps down from his position as dean.
S PLANS FOR TOWER DRAWING OPPOSITION
September 21, 1999
Some Douglas County residents are speaking out forcefully against placement of another telecommunications tower in their vicinity.
HASKELL-OTTAWA JV LINESCORE
September 21, 1999
Ottawa JV 25, Haskell 15 Haskell 0 0 9 6 — 15
APPEAL FOR BLOOD DONATIONS
September 21, 1999
Blood drive comes to Allen Fieldhouse
SEPT 21-100 YEARS AGO
September 21, 1999
On Sept. 21, 1899, the Lawrence World observed: “It would be a great joke to have the Indians turn in and fight the Filipino rebels. The Indians have been somewhat prominent in rebellion circles themselves in times past.”
MARRIAGE LICENSES
September 21, 1999
District court Marriage licenses issued
JOANN PENZLER OBITUARY
September 21, 1999
JOANN PENZLER Wichita — Services for Joann Penzler, 72, Wichita, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Downing & Lahey Mortuary East Chapel, Wichita. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita.
ALLEN STILL BUMMIN OVER CU LOSS
September 21, 1999
Two days after getting humiliated by Colorado, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen waxed gastronomic. “We’re still trying to digest the fact that we got our lunch handed to us well by Colorado,” Allen said Monday on the Big 12 coaches’ teleconference.
TENNIS RESULTS
September 21, 1999
World Team Tennis Thursday at Lawrence Tennis Center
FSHS PARENT FORUM BRIEF
September 21, 1999
FSHS to have parent forum
KU TRAILS MIZZOU AFTER FIRST ROUND OF KANSAS INVITATIONAL
September 21, 1999
An old fashioned shootout between border rivals Kansas and Missouri will take place today at Alvamar Golf Club. Missouri University’s golf team, which totaled a 36-hole score of 6-over-par 582 during first-day play Monday at the Kansas Invitational, holds a five-shot lead over runnerup KU.
FREE STATE HURTING AFTER WIN
September 21, 1999
Free State High’s football team might have escaped Shawnee Heights with a victory, but it couldn’t escape the injury bug. “This game could have been called the ‘Game of the Sprained Ankle,’” FSHS coach Bob Lisher said.