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LAWRENCE DUO FOURTH AT KGA EVENT
September 23, 1999
Lawrence duo in fourth at KGA Senior tourney
CLOSE
September 23, 1999
Local markets USDA Loan Deficiency Payments — Wheat: 39 cents. Corn: 26 cents. Oats: 24 cents. Soybeans: 85 cents. Milo: 60 cents.
LESLIE EDISON GRANT OBITUARY
September 23, 1999
LESLIE EDISON GRANT Eudora — Mass of Christian burial for Leslie Edison “Chief” Grant, 81, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery.
DORA L. SANDERS OBITUARY
September 23, 1999
DORA L. SANDERS Services for Dora L. Sanders, 88, Ottawa, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
LONBORG SERVICES
September 23, 1999
Memorial mass for Edna S. Lonborg, 103, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Private burial services will be in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Horton. Mrs. Lonborg died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, STUMP CARVER
September 23, 1999
A beak in bark. Curt Somers, Lawrence, leaves his mark in Wildcat territory by carving a Jayhawk into a stump at Lake Dabinawa. Somers carved the Jayhawk at Dick and Martha Dean’s cabin at the lake. The Dean’s are Kansas State University fans. The photo was submitted by Jennie Miller, Tonganoxie. 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.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BASEBALL TEAM (SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY)
September 23, 1999
Diamond champs. The Sunflower Elementary School 11- and 12-year-old Stallions baseball team won first place in the DCABA’s regular season with a 18-2 record. Back row, from left: Dick Simpson, assistant coach; Allen Tarr, assistant coach; and Robert Fieger, head coach. Middle row, Caleb Rahmeier; Aaron Caruthers; Matt Duncan; Austin Rueschoff; Tom Willoughby; Grant Tarr and Keith Cowart. Front row, Chris Fieger; Devin Knight; Mikey Simpson; Drew Chalstrom; Nathan Haig; Alex Greer and Cody Henry. The photo was submitted by Robert Fieger, 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.
ME TOWN 100
September 23, 1999
IN 1899 On Sept. 23, 1899, the Lawrence World’s headlines read, “A NEW COURT HOUSE — The Commissioners to Decide Monday Whether or not to Submit the Proposition to the Voters.” The accompanying article noted that a recent special state legislative act had left the decisions regarding the building of a courthouse at the discretion of the county commissioners. The World noted: “There will be various opinions advanced in this city. It is well known that we have to have more school room. This cannot be long postponed. That will take money. It is also well known that just now Lawrence is making a determined effort to get better streets. That will take a good deal more money than is in sight. Then again, the city will lose $1,400 in rent if the city builds a new court house. This amounts to nearly one mill of taxation.”
LHS STARTERS
September 23, 1999
Probable Starters OFFENSE
GORDON W. ROBINSON OBITUARY
September 23, 1999
GORDON W. ROBINSON Kirksville, Mo. — Memorial services for Gordon W. Robinson, 89, Kirksville, Mo., will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Travis-Noe Funeral Home. Cremation will follow services.
JAMES GARLAND BOOSE OBITUARY
September 23, 1999
JAMES GARLAND BOOSE Topeka — Services for James Garland “FireEagle” Boose, 76, Lecompton, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be in East View Cemetery, Big Springs.
BEST BETS
September 23, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
THURSDAY WOODLING COLUMN
September 23, 1999
Probably the wackiest idea Golden Pat Ruel ever had while an assistant football coach at Kansas University was his Celebrity Campout. During preseason drills one August, Ruel set up a tent on the practice fields and invited town and gown notables to spend some time with him there in the evening. One night, no less a personage than KU chancellor Gene Budig dropped by and kibitzed with the Jayhawks’ assistant head coach and offensive line tutor.
BEST BETS
September 23, 1999
1) Sunrise, sunset “Fiddler on the Roof,”
TWO HINU GRIDDERS CITED
September 23, 1999
Sonny Duncan and Jeff Young earned offensive and defensive awards from Haskell’s football coaches following Monday’s 25-15 loss to Ottawa’s junior varsity. Duncan, a sophomore wide receiver from Peridot, Ariz., had five catches for 116 yards, including two for touchdowns. Young, a sophomore defensive back from Morris, Okla., had two interceptions and was credited with two pass break-ups and 10 tackles.
BUSH
September 23, 1999
William F. Buckley, having had the experience with President Nixon, says few pleasures are as intense as seeing a president take notes while you talk to him. The pleasure-drenched intellectuals and policy experts who have been to Austin to advise George W. Bush report that he listens to them and likes what they say and (therefore?) is a formidable fellow. But the question remains: Is he what Franklin Roosevelt seemed to be when he first sought the presidency, or is he what Roosevelt actually was? Walter Lippmann’s famous misassessment was typical of the intelligentsia’s condescension toward FDR: “A pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be president.” FDR proved to be much more layered, devious, subtle and tough than anyone anticipated.
COUNTY TO REPLACE 23RD STREET ACCESS POINT
September 23, 1999
A replacement access point on 23rd Street east of Harper was approved by the Douglas County Commission Wednesday night. The estimated cost of the work is $21,585, with Lawrence paying $10,000 and the county picking up the remainder.
TOP MOVIES
September 23, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
PUBLIC MEETING SET ON SEWER PROJECT
September 23, 1999
A public meeting will be held next week to talk about sewer improvements in the Western Hills neighborhood. The city of Lawrence is making plans to extend sewer service to the neighborhood. The Lawrence City Commission has approved the project, and the city will share in the cost, but property owners will be assessed a maximum of $7,500 for their share of the costs.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING DAYS INN, DILLONS THEFTS
September 23, 1999
Lawrence police on Wednesday night were investigating two apparently unrelated robberies. In the first incident about 8:30 p.m., a man walked into the video department in Dillons, 1720 Mass., allegedly went behind the counter and grabbed a clerk, while taking money from a register.
9-23 ARE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWERS EYESORES?
September 23, 1999
Are telecommunications towers eyesores? Phyllis Bia,
DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT TORNADO-PROOF ROOMS?
September 23, 1999
A few months ago you printed an article about building an above-ground tornado shelter onto the side of your house. Can you reprint the directions or provide me with a phone number that I can call to find out how to do this? The safe rooms, promoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are designed to provide protection from the forces of winds as high as 250 mph, including the impact of debris. FEMA and the Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University have developed designs to build the shelters.
BLOTTER
September 23, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FIRED EMPLOYEE SUES REVENUE DEPARTMENT
September 23, 1999
The suit, filed Tuesday, asks for about $100,000 in damages.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 23, 1999
West falls, 7-0 One touchdown was enough for Shawnee Heights to beat West, 7-0, in city junior high football on Monday at West. Joe Sicilian and Matt Berner were cited for their defensive play for West. The Warhawks (2-2) will travel to Eudora next Thursday.
MY SUMMER VACATION
September 23, 1999
On the second day of school Joy Clumsky, creative writing teacher at Lawrence High School, challenged her fledgling writers (with their fading tans and nostalgic eyes) to create metaphors for their summers — to capture the essence of the fading season in sensual images. Their thoughts serve as memory “seeds” for generating another retrospective look at our own summers past. Summer is “
LOS VAN VAN TURNS UP THE HEAT
September 23, 1999
Los Van Van proved one thing Tuesday night when they filled the stage at Liberty Hall: An embargo can stifle an economy but it sure as heck can’t suffocate a nation’s music. The 15-piece Cuban orchestra — three singers, two violins, one bass, one flutist, two keyboardists, three horn players, one drummer and two percussionists — turned the hall into a sweaty barrio of Havana by the end of its 1 1/2-hour nonstop set and encore.
CRIME STOPPERS LOOKING FOR YELLOWBIRD
September 23, 1999
Police are looking for a Lawrence man who missed a meeting with a probation officer, and anyone who can help find him might earn $100. Police think Michael J. Yellowbird, 20, is in the Lawrence area, said David Anderson, the Lawrence Police officer in charge of Crime Stoppers. Yellowbird pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary on April 1, 1997. He was one of six people arrested after breaking into a house in February 1997 in the 2700 block of Rawhide, and chasing an 18-year-old man from the home.
WEAS ENTERS PLEA IN ABDUCTION CASE
September 23, 1999
An Ozawkie man accused of helping another man kidnap a woman behind Johnny’s Tavern pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the case Wednesday. Michael J. Weas, 44, could face up to three years in prison for the Oct. 25 abduction behind the North Lawrence bar. He will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Nov. 8.
POLICE FORCE GAINING STRENGTH
September 23, 1999
On tap for the Lawrence Police Department: five new positions.
AGASSI VOWS TO STAY ON TOP
September 23, 1999
The Andre Agassi Express briefly rolled into Kansas City on Tuesday. For Davis Cup captain John McEnroe, it couldn’t have happened any sooner. Agassi announced this week he has accepted McEnroe’s invitation to join the Davis Cup team for the 2000 season.
CHAMBER ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP LAWRENCE CLASS
September 23, 1999
The roster for Leadership Lawrence is set; class starts in October.
CUSTOMERS DRAWN TO CERTIFIED USED CAR PROGRAMS
September 23, 1999
Certified pre-owned vehicle programs offered through dealerships are proving popular with auto buyers.
CALENDAR
September 23, 1999
LAWRENCE American Legion
FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LAWRENCE ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS
September 23, 1999
The upcoming Harvest of Arts celebration will showcase 500 artists and performers.
FUND-RAISER ELIMINATING PARKING
September 23, 1999
Students used to parking in front of the Ludington-Thacher house face a $10 ticket if they don’t find somewhere else to park.
25 YEARS AGO
September 23, 1999
IN 1974 Evangelist Bill Glass, former Cleveland Browns football player, began an eight-day Christian crusade in Lawrence with appearances scheduled in Allen Fieldhouse. Protests had prevented his appearing on programs in local public schools on the basis of separation of church and state.
GRADUATIONS COULD CHANGE VENUE
September 23, 1999
Don’t send out Free State High and Lawrence High graduation announcements yet. The venue could wind up being Memorial Stadium instead of the Lied Center.
PAYNE SERVICES
September 23, 1999
Services for Eddie E. Payne, 63, Lawrence, will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Payne died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at his home.
THE MAG: RHYME AND PUN-ISHMENT - THEME PARK MADE OF THE WRITE STUFF
September 23, 1999
Take a trip with some of America’s favorite authors. It will be pun-demonium. Theme parks are fun, especially when the roller coasters aren’t killing people.
COUNTY, FARMER TO BATTLE IN COURT
September 23, 1999
A controversy surrounding a haunted maze will go to court Friday after an effort at compromise failed Wednesday.
LAIDLAW TO ADD ADULT TO HELP SUPERVISE ROUTE
September 23, 1999
School transportation officials knew of problems on a junior high/high school bus route but didn’t anticipate a fight that caused two injuries and attracted nine police cruisers.
HIGHWAY STUDY CALLS FOR NEW ROUTES
September 23, 1999
A final report on the area’s transportation needs should be completed in November by an engineering firm that has been studying the issue since April 1998.
OZ RESORT WOULD REQUIRE MORE VISITORS TO BREAK EVEN
September 23, 1999
The Kansas Development Finance Authority plans to hire an outside accounting firm to review the feasibility study.
KU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
September 23, 1999
Kansas University football coach Terry Allen doesn’t want to overstate the importance of the Jayhawks’ game Saturday against San Diego State. Then again “
LHS, FREE STATE TO BATTLE IN SOCCER TONIGHT
September 23, 1999
YSI better be Y2K compliant for another Free State High-Lawrence High boys soccer showdown. The two city schools will clash at 7 tonight at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
LHS TO TRAVEL TO SM SOUTH
September 23, 1999
Lawrence High has lost back-to-back games after opening with a victory over Shawnee Mission North.
EXITING SRS SECRETARY DEFENDS PRIVATIZATION
September 23, 1999
Exiting welfare secretary Rochelle Chronister tells a legislative committee that parents often lie about why their children are in foster care and how they’re treated.
PLAYS THAT FUNKY FUNK
September 23, 1999
Cibo Matto held a stoned-soul picnic Tuesday night at The Granada. The New York-based band, whose sound is an original musicquarium of hip-hop beats, bottom-heavy grooves and swirling harmonies, kept an easygoing pace that seemed to go over well with the small but appreciative audience. Vocalist Miho Hatori put on a histronic performance while keyboardist Yuka Honda coaxed a menagerie of noises from her Roland D-90, the quintessential ‘80s synthesizer. A drummer and a percussionist worked hard to keep the beats going strong and the crowd moving.
COMING UP
September 23, 1999
Oct. 15 Greg Piccolo, The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
KU HOLDS BLOOD DRIVE
September 23, 1999
KU conducts blood drive
HOSPITALS
September 23, 1999
Births Beth and Pete Romano, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
BLUES NOTIONS SHARES SPOTLIGHT AT HARVEST MOON FEST
September 23, 1999
An outdoor music festival at Clinton Lake State Park will showcase a number of regional blues bands.
KU VBO VSTEXAS
September 23, 1999
Jim Gu/Journal-World Photo Jennifer Kraft of KU reaches for a dig during Wednesday night’s game against the ??? ranked Texas at The Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
KU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO TEXAS
September 23, 1999
Kansas didn’t knock off No. 8-ranked Texas in Big 12 volleyball on Wednesday night. But the unranked Jayhawks did make the Longhorns sweat, winning the first game, 16-14, then falling 9-15, 3-15, 8-15, in a two-hour match contested before a loud crowd of 807 at KU’s Horejsi Center.
GOING
September 23, 1999
If you ask L7 singer Donita Sparks about music festival fare, prepare yourself for a rant.
SUNFLOWER LEAGUE STATISTICS
September 23, 1999
Team OFFENSE
S CD REVIEWS
September 23, 1999
World Coming Down Type O Negative
IN THE MAG
September 23, 1999
Lawrence theater makes a match with “Fiddler of the Roof.” Also, check out our interviews with L7 and The Indigo Girls and this week’s entertainment calendar.
C TEAM SOCCER
September 23, 1999
LHS, FSHS sophs settle for tie
KU CONSIDERS HIRING FREEZE
September 23, 1999
Kansas University, regents begin planning for a 1 percent cut ordered by governor.
RONALD DEAN HERTIG OBITUARY
September 23, 1999
RONALD DEAN HERTIG Topeka — Memorial services for Ronald Dean Hertig, 57, Topeka, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Bible Church. Cremation has been held.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
September 23, 1999
Jacob Fleming, KU student,
FRANCE ADJUSTS TO GLOBAL ECONOMY
September 23, 1999
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin would soon mount the speaker’s platform at the United Nations and deliver a weighty address on arms control, international finance and world politics. But the French leader also found time to talk about food when I brought up one of France’s two or three favorite topics. “Traceability,” he said in lightly accented English, rolling the unfamiliar but fruity word along his palate as if it were a sip of newly uncorked wine. He approved.
LHS SENIOR SAYS MODELING NOT ALL GLAMOROUS
September 23, 1999
A Lawrence teen-ager has spent the last two years modeling in Paris and New York.
S BACK WITH NEW P.I. TALE
September 23, 1999
A former Lawrence resident finds success in the detective series genre.
September 23, 1999
The Kansas University’s research library has opened an exhibition of zoological illustrations.
September 23, 1999
The popular Broadway musical will feature a 30-member cast and a six-member band.
IRISH ACTORS LIKE TO GET PHYSICAL
September 23, 1999
Barabbas ” the company uses a clown technique rooted in Eastern European tradition.
INDIGO GIRLS: DUO WITHCAUSE
September 23, 1999
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers met in high school and still gain musical inspiration from each other.
FALSE REPORT MAY LEAD TO CHARGE, POLICE SAY
September 23, 1999
A Lawrence woman decided to fake a car theft to escape charges for driving without a license, police say, but the plan backfired. Sgt. George Wheeler said the woman called police at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday to report her 1991 Camaro was stolen. Police had found the vehicle in the 100 block of Michigan, damaged from an accident at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday.
CLOSE
September 23, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,524.07
REUTER TUNES UP FOR TWO BIG ROAD TRIPS
September 23, 1999
As it wraps up the biggest job in its history, Reuter Organ Co. continues to look for more space — by expanding downtown or elsewhere in Lawrence or finding a new home altogether.
MOVIES
September 23, 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. American Beauty
OUR TOWN
September 23, 1999
State Champion: Titel Nedelcia, coach of the Lawrence Table Tennis Association, went undefeated to win the state tournament on Sept. 11 in Wichita. Nedelcia defeated Yufei Xiao of Lenexa, the highest ranked player in Kansas, 21-6. *
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
September 23, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
RESORT RESERVATIONS
September 23, 1999
To the editor: The negative environmental impact of a Clinton Lake resort built on the developer’s preferred site, commonly known as Land’s End, would be substantial. A mature oak and hickory forest would be bulldozed to make way for a conference center, marina and parking lot. This rugged land, some of the most scenic and natural in the entire state park, is home to a “tame” deer herd as well as bald eagles that regularly perch on tall trees in the winter.
FOOTBALL A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR ABDUL-RAHIMS
September 23, 1999
Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is a starting cornerback at San Diego State, and Muhammad plays cornerback for the Jayhawks.