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LHS FALLS TO OLATHE EAST
September 22, 1999
Olathe East didn’t waste anytime Tuesday night proving to Lawrence High it was worthy of its No. 5 Class 6A ranking in boys soccer. The Hawks, No. 1 before a 1-0 overtime loss to Olathe North on Saturday, scored in the seventh minute on Tuesday and stuffed the Lions, 4-0, at the Youth Sports Inc. fields.
S COURSE REQUEST
September 22, 1999
A Lawrence family is testing boundaries in terms of what subjects should or shouldn’t be taught to their child in the public school system.
EDNA LONBORG OBITUARY
September 22, 1999
EDNA LONBORG Services for Edna Lonborg, 103, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
MISSISSIPPI STREET PROJECT PROVES TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED
September 22, 1999
Michael Morley, who led the effort to restore the brick surface of Mississippi Street, says the project may be a bad example of how to preserve brick streets.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 22, 1999
On Sept. 22, 1899, the Lawrence World reported, “People at the Santa Fe depot were surprised and shocked to see another invention in operation tending to reduce the amount of labor for idle hands. A steam pump on a flat car spread red paint through a hose which one man operated as a person sprinkles a lawn, and while the crowd watched, covered the outside of a car in a few minutes. The paint was thrown against the building in the form of spray and adhered very evenly.”
BRICK CLEANUP SCHEDULED
September 22, 1999
BRICK CLEANUP Michael Morley, a member of Lawrence’s Historic Resources Commission, is seeking volunteers to help with cleaning bricks for the 700 block of Mississippi. He has scheduled a cleanup to help lower the cost of the city project.
KU GOLF VERMEER
September 22, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Kansas University’s Ryan Vermeer tees off the No. 12 Tuesday during the second round of the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar. Vermeer won the tournament with .
LHS TENNIS
September 22, 1999
Prairie Village — Lawrence High’s girls tennis team won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles but nowhere else in losing a dual at Shawnee Mission East, 7-2, on Tuesday. LHS senior Brooke Seymour defeated Molly Moran, 8-3, and the doubles duo of Lisa Dixon and Katherine Wells defeated the Lancers’ pair, 8-5.
BOARD BACKLASH
September 22, 1999
People who were hoping new state standards on teaching evolution might close the gap between religion and schools may be disappointed. Rather than curtailing the teaching of evolution or opening the door to more discussion of creationism, this summer’s decision by the Kansas State Board of Education may have just the opposite effect.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 22, 1999
September 22, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CLOSE
September 22, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,598.47
HUNT FOR MONEY DISTRACTS CONGRESS FROM BUSINESS
September 22, 1999
An associate of ours who once harbored political ambitions interned for a well-known senator and came away thoroughly exasperated: “He spent 50 percent of his time begging for money.” Even those who agree with Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that money is an appropriate way to determine whether or not the constituency is buying the message, must be appalled that their elected senators and representatives are able to spend so little time doing what they were sent here to do.
HOSPITALS
September 22, 1999
Births Beth and Matt Costabile, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
KU STUDENT USES SIMULATOR TO STUDY QUAKES
September 22, 1999
Engineering doctoral student studies the effects of earthquakes on buildings in a KU lab.
ALL STAR SMASH HITS
September 22, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. - Elton John is known to most of the world as one of the top selling artist of the 20th century. Yet, had he doubted his musical abilities, he might have turned to the game of tennis.
40 YEARS AGO
September 22, 1999
The vote was 40-0 by patrons of the newly consolidated Wakarusa School District No. 98 to approve the site chosen for the school building, an eight-room structure near Banning’s Corner.
ALLEN LETS JAYHAWKS HIT IN DRILLS FORCHANGE
September 22, 1999
You know the old saying about desperate times? Well, Kansas University football coach Terry Allen used at least one desperate measure on Tuesday, the first real day of practice since KU’s 51-17 loss at Colorado on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 22, 1999
Three football games in four days. In three-plus decades of newspaper sports writing, I don’t believe I’ve ever covered three games within a 96-hour period. And they were all on the road, too.
VERMEER WINS KANSAS INVITATIONAL
September 22, 1999
Kansas golfer Ryan Vermeer plans on keeping his No. 1 national ranking for a while. Vermeer, who topped the first edition of the Sagarin Ratings after winning the season-opening Nebraska Invitational, made it two wins in two tries Tuesday at the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar.
25 YEARS AGO
September 22, 1999
The facilities subcommittee of the Capital Region Health Planning Council in Topeka recommended approval of an application for a certificate of need for the expansion of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. It was hoped the paperwork could be concluded so construction could get under way the coming calendar year. The project was to cost about $18 milllion. Three major anti-freeze producers announced that there might be a scarcity of their product the coming winter due to the OPEC oil embargos.
KU INVITATIONAL GOLF RESULTS
September 22, 1999
College Results KANSAS INVITATIONAL
LEGAL HELP NEVER CAME CHEAP
September 22, 1999
During the past month I have begun to prepare a new course I will teach at the law school on Kansas legal history. Because I like to teach as much as possible from primary sources, that is original documents, I have been spending considerable time at the Kansas State Historical Society and local historical societies, including the Douglas County Historical Society here in Lawrence. I have been fortunate to have Paul Wilson as a colleague, for he is the living master of Kansas legal history, and to have found helpful staff everywhere I have worked. One of the documents I found at the Douglas County Historical Society which I intend to use is one I think many of you will find of interest. It is a one-page broadsheet dated September 1869 and titled “Douglas County Bar, Tariff of Fees.” To understand this fee schedule, it is necessary to know a bit about early American legal history as well as about the history of lawyers in Douglas County.
FRACTION KEY FOR RECIPES ON THE WEB
September 22, 1999
Depending upon the font that appears on your browser, fractions may appear as symbols. Here is a key to help you decipher ingredient amounts in recipes.
SOCCER
September 22, 1999
When practice began Aug. 16, Baker women’s soccer coach Ivan Huntoon had a potential problem. Despite returning 20 players from last year’s 12-8-1 team, Huntoon entered the fall without either of his team’s two leading scorers — a duo that accounted for over three-fifths of the Wildcats’ goals the season before.
WICHITA BUSINESSMAN DONATES $50,000 TO KU.
September 22, 1999
KU graduate to donate $50,000
WOULD YOU BUY A VEHICLE ONLINE?
September 22, 1999
Would you buy a vehicle online? Dave Sislow,
CHURCH EVENTS
September 22, 1999
St. John slates Oktoberfest St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest celebration from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the church. The fall celebration of good harvest will begin with a polka Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by authentic German cuisine and dancing under a large tent and open sky.
TONGANOXIE SPIKES PERRY-LECOMPTON
September 22, 1999
Strong front-line play, serving and end-of-game runs proved pivotal in the Chieftains’ win.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
September 22, 1999
SSG officials tab athletes of year
FREE STATE CLAIMS FIRST SOCCER VICTORY OF SEASON
September 22, 1999
Free State High’s boys soccer season came to light Tuesday night. Playing for the first time under the new Youth Sports Inc. lights, the Firebirds scored three unanswered goals to upend Shawnee Mission West, 3-1, for their first victory of the season and fourth in the program’s three-year history.
TEEN THREATENS ADMINISTRATOR
September 22, 1999
Police arrested a student at Central Junior High this week after he threatened to shoot an assistant principal, and he faces disciplinary actions from the school district as well. The 14-year-old male student, whose name was not released by police or school officials, was booked into the Douglas County Youth Services Facility but later released to his parents. His first appearance in court for a criminal threat will be in mid-November.
COUNTY EXCEEDING IMMUNIZATION GOAL
September 22, 1999
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is working to ensure children receive their immunizations.
FAYE GILLILAND OBITUARY
September 22, 1999
FAYE GILLILAND Overbrook — Services for Faye Gilliland, 58, rural Overbrook, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will follow in Dean Cemetery.
WILLIAM H. MALEY OBITUARY
September 22, 1999
WILLIAM H. MALEY Scipio — Services for William H. Maley, 53, Garnett, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Church in Scipio. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.
STEEN SERVICES
September 22, 1999
Services for Russell G. Steen, 94, Lawrence, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Steen died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
ELVIE ESTHER HOWARD OBITUARY
September 22, 1999
ELVIE ESTHER HOWARD Graveside services for Elvie Esther Howard, 83, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery.
COBB SERVICES
September 22, 1999
Memorial services for Martha Okamoto Cobb, 83, Portland, Ore., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Lawrence. Private burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Cobb died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Portland, Ore.
WILBURN SERVICES
September 22, 1999
Graveside services for Harold Jerome Wilburn, 92, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Wilburn died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at IHS Highland Park Nursing Facility, Topeka.
CLOSE
September 22, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.29; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.66. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.39; milo, NA; corn, $1.66. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.29; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.71.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, TREE CLIMBING
September 22, 1999
Hangin’ around. These five friends play in a tree during Ian Zylstra’s birthday party Aug. 14. From left are Joey Holzmeister, son of Scott and Debbie Holzmeister, Lawrence; Macon Ezell, son of Brian and Cheri Ezell, Lawrence; Ian Zylstra, son of Jon and Kate Zylstra, Lawrence; Alex Hall, daughter of Dave and Shelly Hall, Lawrence; and Mara McAllister, daughter of Steve and Marci McAllister, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Kate Zylstra.
FIELDHOUSE USE
September 22, 1999
To the editor: I have been reading about the new high school graduations relocation. Being a parent of three high school children, I question the Kansas University officials that have decided it is unsafe and uncomfortable for our children to use Allen Fieldhouse for the graduation ceremonies. My husband and I have had KU season basketball tickets for over 10 years and have never felt unsafe; uncomfortable, yes, but that’s par for stadium seating.
KU VOLLEYBALL TO MEET TEXAS
September 22, 1999
Kansas won’t be opening Big 12 Conference volleyball play against a slouch. No. 8-ranked Texas will be here tonight to tangle with the Jayhawks. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Horejsi Center.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BASEBALL TEAM
September 22, 1999
Bang-up tournament. The Lawrence Mudcats placed second in the Bartlesville (Okla.) Firecracker Tournament in July. Back row, from left, are coaches Bob Santee, Mel Lisher and Bret Morris; middle row, Dane Morris, John Parker, Keaton Mishler, Chuck Sinks, Josh Moreno, Courtney Hutchinson and Jonathan Ross; front row, Carl Lisher, Trent Santee, Jack Bell, Josh Winter and Joe Crane. The photo was submitted by Paul and Jeannie Winter, 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.
LAWRENCE SCHOOL MENUS
September 22, 1999
In addition to the main dish choice listed below, all Lawrence public schools will offer at least two other choices for lunch. These choices may be a hamburger, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a school sack lunch. All schools will have available to students fruit and vegetable bars.
WEDNESDAY DATEBOOK
September 22, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
S GARY TOEBBEN DOING AT HIS NEW JOB?
September 22, 1999
What’s Gary Toebben doing at his new job? Toebben, who had been president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for 18 years, is busy meeting people now that he’s president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
POLICE DETAIN YOUTHS AFTER BUS ALTERCATION
September 22, 1999
Two Lawrence youths were detained following an altercation on a school bus Tuesday afternoon that stemmed from a racist remark made by at least one of the students, police and a mother of one of the youths said. Police about 3:20 p.m. were called to the 2300 block of Princeton Place, where employees of Laidlaw Transit Inc. reported problems on a school bus.
S ANNEXATION OF GETTO PROPERTY
September 22, 1999
City OKs rezoning of ‘Getto property’
SPELLING BEE SEEKING TEAMS
September 22, 1999
Teams of contestants from Lawrence businesses will spell for schools next week at the sixth annual Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee. This year’s event will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Free State High School commons area.
CONTRACTS MEAN GROWTH FOR FIRMS
September 22, 1999
Marketing and design firms are growing in downtown Lawrence, thanks to a growing workload.
PLANS FOR BUS SUSTEM ROLL FORWARD
September 22, 1999
City commissioners approved a route map and voted to begin seeking bids and federal grants for a new bus system.
TOY STORE REOPENS AFTER
September 22, 1999
The Toy Moon, closed for 10 days after its owner died in a car-bicycle accident, has reopened with a new operator.
VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
September 22, 1999
High School JV Results TUESDAY AT SM SOUTH
WINTER SQUASH BEING OVERLOOKED
September 22, 1999
I’ve often thought that one of the most unfortunate casualties of the dietary trend away from fresh vegetables and toward processed foods has been our loss of interest in winter squash. What once was a staple of the American menu is now an exception. I’d wager that a poll of children in an urban school would find few who had ever been served acorn or butternut squash, two of the most common of the winter squashes. Squash’s appeal to our grandparents was pretty simple. Home gardeners could harvest it in late summer and keep it on hand for several months, simply by storing it in a cool, dry place. Squash provided American families with a fresh vegetable after the autumn frost, and no canning was required.
KU SOCCER SHORT
September 22, 1999
Springfield, Mo. - The Kansas University women’s soccer team defeated Southwest Missouri State 3-1 Tuesday. The Bears (7-3) entered the game ranked sixth in the nation in scoring but were limited to five shots and one goal by the Jayhawks (3-4).
JAPANESE QUILTERS VISIT THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN AREA
September 22, 1999
A group of quilters from Japan have been visiting their American counterparts in Lawrence.