Archive for Thursday, September 30, 1999

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Haskell looks at past SLT plans
September 30, 1999
By Dave Ranney Haskell regents want to know if past trafficway proposals could be made to work.
LONE STAR LAKE SOUND OFF
September 30, 1999
I was wondering why the county is spending $1.9 million on Lone Star Lake dam. Doesn’t the federal government have responsibility for it since they had a role in designing it? It worked fine for 60 years, and I can’t see putting $2 million into it. Keith Browning, director of public works, said the dam is owned by the county but is overseen by the Kansas State Department of Agriculture’s Water Resources Division. That office has declared the dam unsafe because of erosion problems with the spillway. The estimated cost of the repair is $1.9 million.
LHS STARTERS
September 30, 1999
Probable Starters OFFENSE
TANNER RESIGNS BALDWIN PLANNING COMMISSION POST
September 30, 1999
Tanner steps down for planning post
PILE OF PUMPKINS PRICIER
September 30, 1999
The cost of a store-bought jack-o’-lantern is going up, and you can blame the weather. Pumpkins are selling in stores this Halloween season for more than twice as much as in recent years, thanks to a tightening market brought on by drought and other weather problems this summer, a Kansas State University researcher said.
FSHS-LHS VOLLEYBALL
September 30, 1999
Here we go again. Lawrence High and Free State High’s volleyball teams will square off tonight for the first time since meeting in their Class 6A sub-state championship last fall.
HASKELL NOTEBOOK
September 30, 1999
Paced by Jason Brown’s 14th-place finish, the Haskell Indian Nations University men’s cross country team placed fourth out of 11 teams at last Saturday’s Tabor College Invitational. Brown covered the 8K course in 29:32, just more than two minutes off the winning time. HINU’s other placers were: Robbie Goslin, 17th; Lambert Watchman, 19th; Myron Shield, 46th; and Ed Whiteman, 50th.
ART NOTES
September 30, 1999
Antique show raises money for museum
BOOK SALE POISED FOR ITS RUN
September 30, 1999
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Book Sale, which starts today, is no ordinary book sale. “Legendary,” Bruce Flanders, library director, termed it. “It draws in people from not only Lawrence but throughout the entire area.”
STREET HELP
September 30, 1999
To the editor: I appreciate the kind words offered by the editorial of Sept. 23 (“When you’re wrong”). It’s not often a resident of the old neighborhoods gets a kind word for trying to preserve anything.
PAY INCREASES TOP LIST FOR REGENTS DIRECTOR
September 30, 1999
Regents executive director Kim Wilcox promises to be an advocate for higher education.
JANELLE MARTIN ON KUSTOK
September 30, 1999
A judge’s ruling has backed a decision by Janelle Martin, Kansas University’s associate athletics director for compliance, on the eligibility status of football player Zak Kustok. “I still stand by the interpretation I gave Zak when he was here, based on the facts I was presented,” Martin said Wednesday.
CAPTION FOR 1954 CHEVY BEL AIR
September 30, 1999
The 1954 Bel Air by Chevrolet with its 125 horsepower Blue Flame 6 engine was cited by one automotive critic as the most dependable car produced since the Model A Ford. The engine featured hydraulic valve lifters and was coupled to a Powerglide transmission. It had a new Chevy medallion on the trunk, revamped tail lights and additional vertical bars on the grille. It sold for about $2,000. In 1954 Edward Arn was the governor of Kansas, the Kansas Turnpike was in the planning stages with a price tag of $160,000,000 million and Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile barrier.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
September 30, 1999
IN 1899 On Sept. 30, 1899, the Lawrence World observed: “There isn’t such a thing as being reconciled to death. The busy world may demand our attention through the years more and more and yet there will be a feeling of unutterable loneliness over us, although the street be crowded. It is then we miss our loved ones, is then we yearn with a deathless desire for the presence of those we love and who loved us and knew not why.”
GARY LEE WARREN OBITUARY
September 30, 1999
GARY LEE WARREN Overbrook — Services for Gary Lee Warren, 62, Overbrook, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery.
25-YEAR-OLD PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGE OF BLACKMAIL
September 30, 1999
A woman who blackmailed a married businessman with pictures of them having sex pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday. Stephanie Moore, 25, is likely to receive probation, but Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone said that could change if a pre-sentence investigation uncovers an extensive criminal history.
MASKED MAN TRIES TO ROB WOMAN
September 30, 1999
Masked man attempts robbery
DEFENDANT FIRES ATTORNEY, TAKES ON CASE HIMSELF
September 30, 1999
A judge on Wednesday ordered a Lawrence man who acted as his own attorney to stand trial on an aggravated battery charge.
BLOTTER FOR SEPT. 30, 1999
September 30, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HASKELL LOOKS AT PAST SLT PLANS
September 30, 1999
Haskell regents want to know if past trafficway proposals could be made to work.
ILLEGALITY
September 30, 1999
J-W Staff Reports A Douglas County sheriff’s captain on Wednesday expressed doubt that Lawrence schools Supt. Kathleen Williams was breaking any laws by not licensing the car she’s driving in Kansas.
SUPPLIES
September 30, 1999
Sales of art supplies have doubled in two years at the Jayhawk Bookstore, prompting its owners to open a new art shop early next year.
LOCAL BRIEFS
September 30, 1999
Regional pairings set for girls golf
BEST BETS
September 30, 1999
with pix of too slim and the taildraggers TODAY
KU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO NU
September 30, 1999
Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska drilled Kansas University 15-11, 15-6, 15-7, in Big 12 volleyball on Wednesday night. Junior outside hitter Amy Myatt had 14 kills. Sophomore setter Molly LaMere had 33 assists and nine digs. Senior Mary Beth Albrecht totaled six kills and has 978 for her career.
MEMORIES OF SUMMER LINGER
September 30, 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. The images serve as memory “seeds” for generating a retrospective look at our own summers past. Summer is “
SANKAI JUKU GOES AGAINST JAPANESE DANCE TRADITION
September 30, 1999
Sankai Juku, a Butoh dance company from Japan, is returning to Lawrence to perform its new work, “Hiyomeki.” The performance, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center, will be the third time the dance troupe has performed in Lawrence. In 1993, Sankai Juku opened the first New Directions Series at the Lied Center, and returned in October 1996.
25 YEARS AGO
September 30, 1999
IN 1974 Clyde Walker, KU athletic director, reported that student season ticket sales for home football games were down but that public purchases were up for the 1974 season. Students earlier had protested a department policy raising football and basketball prices and trying to force dual purchase for the two sports. Some had called for Walker’s firing, but Chancellor Archie Dykes stood behind the director in his approach to boost revenue.
JUANITA SHEETS OBITUARY
September 30, 1999
JUANITA SHEETS Bonner Springs — Services for Juanita Georgia Portwood Sheets, 68, Linwood, were held Sept. 22 at Alden-Harrington Chapel in Bonner Springs. Burial was in Mount Sidney Cemetery, Linwood.
BEST BETS
September 30, 1999
1) Homemade movies Harvest of Arts Film Festival,
GEORGIA NATIVE BOOSTS HIP-HOP SCENE
September 30, 1999
A KJHK disc jockey is receiving feedback about his radio show from around the world.
RUSSIAN ORCHESTRA-CHORUS HIRES KU PROFS, STUDENTS FOR CONCERT
September 30, 1999
An orchestra and chorus from Moscow will perform Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem.”
TRUMAN V. ROPER OBITUARY
September 30, 1999
TRUMAN V. ROPER Services for Truman V. Roper, 78, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
MOVIES
September 30, 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. The Dinner Game
SCHOLAR OFFERS VIEWS ON CUBAN EXILES NOW LIVING IN U.S.
September 30, 1999
In a speech at Kansas University, a sociology professor said Cuban exiles could be divided into distinct groups.
CD REVIEWS
September 30, 1999
Euphoria Morning Chris Cornell
CLOSE
September 30, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,213.48
HOSPITALS
September 30, 1999
Births Michael Wilks and Kary Todd, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
LHS TO MEET NO. 1 OLATHE NORTH
September 30, 1999
Olathe North’s Darren Sproles has needed just four games to rush for 1,096 yards.
ALLEN HEARD RARE BOOS AGAINST SDSU
September 30, 1999
Kansas coach Terry Allen said KU’s fans displeasure was warranted Saturday against San Diego State.
9-30 DO YOU BELIEVE DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH MILLIONS OF
September 30, 1999
Do you believe dinosaurs walked the Earth millions of years ago? Candace Holmes,
THE MAG: SIDE NOTES - LAZER SELLS OUT
September 30, 1999
Lazer sells out, disappoints fans The radio station’s format change might be viewed as a solitary aspect of Lawrence’s continuing transition from small town to mall town.
IMMUNITY
September 30, 1999
The state’s doctors need to take the lead on making health maintenance organizations liable for their harmful health care decisions, says the state insurance commissioner.
TRAFFICWAY REFER
September 30, 1999
* To read past articles about the South Lawrence Trafficway, point your browser to www.ljworld.com/extras/extras.html and click on “Trafficway Troubles.”
S LATEST WORK
September 30, 1999
A young filmmaker’s new movie is bound to set off some controversy.
CALENDAR
September 30, 1999
LAWRENCE American Legion
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
September 30, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
PICK OF PUMPKIN PATCHES OFFERED
September 30, 1999
Two area pumpkin patches — one in its first year, another near its 25th — offer more than future jack-o’-lanterns for entertainment-hungry customers.
SEWER PROJECT CAUSES NEIGHBORHOOD STINK
September 30, 1999
Residents are concerned about damage to Eighth Street and the smell of raw sewage in their neighborhood.
S EDUCATION PLAN
September 30, 1999
Sen. Dick Bond’s 10-point plan for improving Kansas public education gets mixed, but generally positive, reviews in Lawrence.
OUR TOWN
September 30, 1999
Robinson on Move: Lawrence native Shane Robinson has been named junior varsity basketball coach at Benedictine University in Atchison. Robinson, a former Lawrence High football player, was sophomore basketball coach at Fayetteville (Ark.) High last year. *
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
September 30, 1999
Hatem Chahine, KU student,
40 YEARS AGO
September 30, 1999
IN %% 1959 Kansas University was expecting about 65 high school bands for its popular annual Band Day festivities.
90S CARS LEAVING OLDIES IN DUST
September 30, 1999
Quantum leaps in the quality of autos offered these days would boggle the mind of a 1950s car buyer.
LHS NETTERS SPLIT WITH SM NORTHWEST, SWEEP SM WEST
September 30, 1999
Look for Lawrence High’s girls tennis players to plead their cases and bring their campaign managers during the next couple of days of practice. With the Sunflower League meet set for next week, LHS coach Dick Wedel was sifting through the list of candidates and searching for a lineup following Wednesday’s double-dual with Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM West at Lawrence Tennis Center. The Lions split with SM Northwest, 2-2, and swept West, 4-0.
NASH CENTER TO HOLD DEPRESSION SCREENINGS
September 30, 1999
Center schedules depression screenings
S BUILDING VANDALIZED AGAIN
September 30, 1999
The KLZR’s station manager voiced his displeasure about a supposed former listener who is using vandalism to protest a format change.
NET PROVIDES PUBLISHING, BUYING OPPORTUNITIES
September 30, 1999
Writers and readers alike are going online to publish, sell and buy books.
CLOSE
September 30, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.41; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.69. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.47; milo, NA; corn, $1.69. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.41; soybeans, $4.52; milo, $1.44; corn, $1.74.
WEIRD NEWS NEW
September 30, 1999
Fanged fashion An August London Observer story alerted Britons that this summer’s New York City fashion fad of live snakes as women’s accessories would soon hit England. Londoners just back from Manhattan reported they had seen “several” or “quite a few” snakes on the street, from dance-club exhibitionists to the upscale patrons of trendy bars like Max Fish, with serpents usually carried in handbags and chosen for their color, e.g., albinos or green garters or bright-banded corn snakes.
CAMPAIGN FAR FROM A DONE DEAL
September 30, 1999
Al Gore is fading fast. Opposition to gun control will seal the Republicans’ doom in next year’s elections, when control of Congress and the White House are up for grabs. The voters are desperately searching for alternatives to the political establishment and could turn to a third-party presidential campaign. It’s all settled. These immutable nostrums of 1999 are being cited with confidence — a sure sign that great changes in the conventional wisdom are imminent.
EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOR?
September 30, 1999
Children usually learn how to act from the adults they watch. Unfortunately, the examples they see may not always be the best. A couple of stories based on recent police reports in Lawrence were published in Wednesday’s Journal-World. The juxtaposition of the articles — one about an 11-year-old and one about two adults — may have some lessons to offer to local residents of all ages.
BRYANT TO VISIT MU ON OCT. 30/NOTES
September 30, 1999
California prep sensation Travon Bryant says he’ll visit Missouri for the Tigers’ football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 30. He’ll be at KU for Late Night With Roy Williams on Oct. 15.
JAMES STILLSOMEONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON
September 30, 1999
A Kansas University alumnus reflects on his first experience as a screenwriter.
FIFTEEN LAWRENCE SENIORS EARN COMMENDED SCHOLAR DESIGNATION
September 30, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Fifteen seniors in the Lawrence school district have been designated “commended scholars” by the National Merit Scholarship program.
LHS-ONORTH 90S RECORDS
September 30, 1999
Lawrence High 1990 — 11-1
COMING
September 30, 1999
Oct. 18 Coal Chamber, Beaumont Club, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
TOP MOVIES
September 30, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies