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WALGREENS EARNINGS REPORTED
June 30, 1996
Walgreen Co. recently reported sales and earnings for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 1996. Sales for the quarter that ended May 31 increased 14.2 percent to $2.99 billion, while net earnings advanced 15.9 percent to $91.6 million or 37 cents per share.
TRIATHLON ATTRACTS TOP CONTENDER
June 30, 1996
There’s really no comparison between today’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital Triathlon and the annual Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Yet, Paula Newby-Fraser, a seven-time Ironman Champion and member of the Ironman Hall of Fame, is one of the 400 competitors participating in today’s event which begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Lone Star Lake Marina.
BUDIG ERRED, BUT DAMAGE IS MINIMAL
June 30, 1996
Ten days ago, outraged Cleveland baseball fans were calling radio talk shows and referring to Gene Budig as “Dr. Butthead” — the former referring to his doctoral degree, the latter to his handling of the latest Albert Belle flap. Then when Budig sliced Belle’s five-game suspension to three games and finally to two, it was the media’s turn. One writer called Budig a wimp and a marshmallow. Another scribe penned sarcastically that Budig would soon issue a formal apology to Belle, “… pay him $1 million for mental anguish and nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
J-W STAFFERS WIN AWARDS
June 30, 1996
Three Journal-World staff members received awards in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest. Winners were recognized Saturday night at the NFPW conference in Charlotte, N.C. Jan Biles, arts editor, received first-place awards in three editing categories for her work on The Mag, the J-W’s weekly arts and entertainment magazine; the arts and entertainment section of the annual KU edition; and single pages dealing with the arts. She also received honorable mentions in the page layout and personal column writing categories.
PLANS FOR NEW PLANT EXPECTED THIS YEAR
June 30, 1996
Details of the water treatment plant proposal being floated by Rural Water Districts 4 and 5 are still sketchy, but engineer Alan Soelter said he hopes to have a site plan approved by the end of the year. Construction could begin next year or in early 1998, with startup planned for 1999.
PLANNING PAYS OFF FOR ONE COUNTY DISTRICT
June 30, 1996
One Douglas County district has been a leader in meeting demand for rural water.
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1996
What plants do best in window boxes? “It depends on whether the plant is in the sun or in the shade,” said Heather Kramer of Sunrise Garden Center, 15th and New York.
OLYMPIC TRIALS RECALL VALIANT EFFORT
June 30, 1996
If you watched last Sunday’s track and field events to complete the roster of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, your heart perhaps went out to two 110-meter hurdlers — Jack Pierce and Larry Harrington. Both were long shots. Still they’d reached the big dance and had dreams of miraculous performances that would let them compete for America in Atlanta later this summer. Both got hung up on the first row of hurdles and couldn’t even finish the race, won by Allen Johnson.
FESTIVITIES FEATURE LEWIS AND CLARK BOAT
June 30, 1996
A full-scale replica of the keelboat navigated by Lewis and Clark will be on display during Fourth of July festivities in Atchison. Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition 1996, a six-member crew dressed in period clothing and sailing in a motorized version of the 55-foot keelboat, is retracing the first seven weeks of Lewis and Clark’s 1804-1806 expedition. The keelboat embarked May 19 from St. Charles, Mo.
BEATING THE HEAT A FEAT AT LECOMPTON DAYS
June 30, 1996
Kristy Nabe spent Saturday afternoon asking the coolest question of the day. “Can somebody dunk me?” she asked from atop the dunking booth at Lecompton Territorial Days.
BIG 8-12 OFFICIAL TO STAY HOME
June 30, 1996
On Monday, a handful of former Big Eight Conference employees will be living and working in Dallas for the new Big 12 Conference. Prentice Gautt will, however, continue to live in Lawrence.
VANDALS SMASH CHURCH WINDOWS
June 30, 1996
Three large windows at Trinity Lutheran Church were smashed sometime late Friday or early Saturday. “Fortunately it wasn’t any worse than it was,” said the Rev. Charles Gilmore, senior pastor of the church at 1245 N.H.
UNION TO PROTEST POSTAL PRIVATIZATION
June 30, 1996
Members of Local No. 393 of the American Postal Workers Union will picket Monday in front of the main post office to protest attempts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The picket will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 645 Vt.
COUNTY CONSIDERS FRONTAGE EXCEPTION
June 30, 1996
Douglas County commissioners will meet Monday to grant the first variance following a change in the regulations governing lot frontage requirements for rural residences. Although commissioners left the required frontage at 250 feet when they made the change last week, they gave themselves authority to grant exceptions. When they meet at 9 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, they will consider a land owner’s request for a building permit on a lot with only 220 feet of frontage.
POLICE REPORTS
June 30, 1996
* An air conditioner, electric range and other items valued at $7,139 were stolen between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday from the 2900 block of Whitmore. * Three bicycles worth $1,300 were stolen between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday from the 1300 block of Lawrence Avenue.
BUSES TO SHUTTLE JULYREVELERS
June 30, 1996
The Journal-World will provide free transportation for those heading to Burcham Park for Fourth of July festivities.
WATER
June 30, 1996
When Karen and Lynn Watney fell in love with the woods and prairie on a 30-acre suburban homesite south of Lawrence, they unwittingly took sides in the ongoing battle over rural water meters in southern Douglas County. The Lawrence couple bought the property last year but won’t be able to begin building their home at least until 1997. As property owners in Rural Water District No. 4, the Watneys are on a waiting list to get one of only eight new meters that now become available in that district each year.
JOSEPHINE MILLER
June 30, 1996
Services for Josephine B. Miller, 94, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery. Mrs. Miller died Saturday, June 29, 1996, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
BUSINESS TAX LIENS
June 30, 1996
The Internal Revenue Service recently filed the following tax lien releases: * Kim L. and Donna L. Stegall, $683.88.
LAWRENCE WOMAN WINS GROCERY SPREE
June 30, 1996
Patricia Marvin usually ambles up and down the supermarket aisles. On Saturday, however, she needed just seven minutes to load up 2 1/2 carts with $408 worth of groceries. “That was easy work,” said Marvin, of Lawrence, winner of a seven-minute shopping spree at Alvin’s IGA, 901 Iowa.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 30, 1996
Dismissals Mikki Woods and baby girl; Suzanne Huffman-Raub and baby girl; Janice Griffin and baby girl.
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1996
The Big 12 Conference officially opens for business on Monday. Which schools have the largest enrollments? Texas and Texas A&M, two of the four Lone Star State schools that joined with the old Big Eight Conference to form the new league, are far and away the largest.
KDOT LAWYER RESPONDS TO GRAVE ROBBING ALLEGATIONS
June 30, 1996
Steamed about news reports that cast the Kansas Department of Transportation as heartless grave robbers, the agency’s top lawyer offers his side of the story.
NATHAN PETTENGILL
June 30, 1996
Services for Nathan Pettengill, 88, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Pettengill died Saturday, June 29, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
POLICE, COURTS TEAM UP TO KEEP YOUTHS ON TRACK
June 30, 1996
A seventh-grade football league would pay off in the long run, law enforcement officials say.
GRAVES GETS GOOD MARKS IN POLL
June 30, 1996
The governor’s popularity stems from his moderate “common sense,” political analysts say.
MT. OREAD CORRECTION
June 30, 1996
A story in Saturday’s Journal-World incorrectly identified Nancy Hiebert, acting chief operating officer of Mt. Oread Medical Arts Centre, as a former Lawrence city commissioner. She was a Douglas County commissioner.
RAIDERS ICE OLATHE
June 30, 1996
A sixth-inning hitting spree allowed the Lawrence Raiders to nudge Olathe Post 153, 7-6, in under-18 baseball Saturday at Ice field. The Raiders trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the sixth. Catcher Eli Goodell flied out to star the inning, then the Raiders erupted.
RE-ENACTORS DESCEND ON LECOMPTON
June 30, 1996
A battle brings back a piece of Kansas’ past.
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1996
When will City Commissioner Jo Andersen be up for re-election? April 1, 1997.
SOUND OFF
June 30, 1996
Is there a toll-free number that I can call that will answer questions about insect repellents and their safety? Yes. You can call the National Pesticide Telecommunication Network at Oregon State University at 1-800-858-7378.
CAMPBELL TRIES HAND AT CLOTHING DESIGN
June 30, 1996
A Lawrence woman brings her big-city clothing design experience back to her hometown.