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Archive for Monday, August 25, 1997

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WILLIAM WOODS
August 25, 1997
No public services for William Z. “Bill” Woods, 52, Lawrence, are planned. Mr. Woods died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at his home.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
August 25, 1997
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is a referral service for individuals interested in volunteering. The following are a few of the current needs: * Volunteers needed for data input into a community information database. Two to three hours per week. This is not difficult work, but it will require some thought. Training and support will be provided.
SOUND OFF
August 25, 1997
Isn’t it true that Nike uses exploitive child labor to make its product, and I was wondering what Bob Frederick has to say about that? Here is Frederick’s response: “We are not aware of Nike ever being accused of child labor practices and substantiated that in conversations with the company. Nike is a founding member of President Clinton’s Apparel Industry Partnership whose mission is to develop uniform rules for apparel manufacturers to abolish sweatshops and treat workers fairly. Nike has assured us it is taking a leadership role in improving labor practices within its sub-contracted factories in Asia.”
POLICE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED IN LAWRENCE
August 25, 1997
Topics ranging from corruption to sexual predator laws will be discussed at the Regional Police Chiefs’ Conference in Lawrence this week.
HOT WEATHER RETURNS FOR SCORCHING WEEK
August 25, 1997
Summer has returned to the area for at least another week or so, the National Weather Service says. “The dew points will be in the lower 70s — it will be pushing the heat index up there around 100, maybe a little bit over,” said Mike Akulow, forecaster with the NWS in Topeka.
POLICE INVESTIGATE BAKERY DAMAGE
August 25, 1997
Lawrence police continued to investigate an incident in which someone apparently shot a window and a neon sign with a shotgun at a local bakery. Police last week were called to Joe’s Bakery, 616 W. Ninth, where the damage was reported at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday.
T REALLY PCS
August 25, 1997
How can I run PC software on my Mac? Can’t a PowerPC do that? Not exactly. At one time, Apple was going to make PowerPCs that could do this, but it wasn’t automatic. There are two main ways you can run PC software on the Mac.
S OS 8
August 25, 1997
In late July, Apple Computer Inc. released OS 8, the newest version of the Macintosh operating system, amid very little actual hoopla compared with the hype-storm that surrounded the release of Windows 95. I’ve been running it for nearly a month now, and I’ve got to admit that I’m impressed. Apple has been in a state of operating system confusion for several years. Since Apple began using the PowerPC microprocessor chip in its computers, users have been pining for the day when the Mac operating system would take advantage of the power of the PPC chip. That day may not be here, but it’s within sight.
LAWRENCE ARTISTS RECEIVE STATE AWARDS
August 25, 1997
Lawrence artists receive Governor’s Arts Awards
POLICE CRACK DOWN ON UNDER-AGE DRINKERS
August 25, 1997
For the second weekend in a row, Lawrence police have cracked down on under-age drinkers. Police over the weekend issued at least 13 citations for minors in possession of alcohol.
EMERGENCY CALLS
August 25, 1997
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
SOUND OFF
August 25, 1997
Why does the Lawrence Public Library often put the bar codes across the title on the front of the books? The bar code placement on the front of books and other library materials was designed in consultation with computer system vendors, said Bruce Flanders director of the library.
CORRECTION
August 25, 1997
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World identified Jesse Milan, for whom a preschool classroom at Pinckney School will be named, as the first black teacher hired in Lawrence. Milan was the first black teacher hired in Lawrence after the Supreme Court case Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education ended separate classrooms.
GYM TO CLOSE AT COMMUNITY BUILDING
August 25, 1997
The gym at the Community Building will be closed for two weeks next month, enough time for crews to resurface wooden floors. The gym will be closed from Sept. 1 to Sept. 13 at the building, 115 W. 11th. The annual maintenance work will include screening and sealing the wooden floor, plus touch-up painting of court lines.
FIRE CAUSES $800 DAMAGE TO CARPORT
August 25, 1997
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews on Sunday quickly extinguished a carport that was set on fire by a grill placed too close to the structure. Fire and medical personnel at 5:20 p.m. were called to Gaslight Village, 1900 W. 31st, where a carport was engulfed in flames.
OPRAH WINFREY ADDRESS
August 25, 1997
Oprah Winfrey’s battle with weight is so inspiring. Where can I send a fan letter? You can reach Winfrey at P.O. Box 909715, Chicago, Ill. 60690.
KU PUNTER ROYAL HAS YEN FOR ZEN
August 25, 1997
Tae-kwon-do for flexibility, Sun Do meditation for concentration … call it Zen and the art of football punting, and senior Dean Royal is Kansas University’s foremost practitioner. “It helps me focus my ki energy,” said Royal, KU’s senior punter. “It helps me relax. That’s what I’m trying to do, relax.”
FAVRE ADDRESS
August 25, 1997
Where can I write to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre? Favre’s address is P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, Wis. 54307.
MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS WORK TOGETHER IN ELDERLY CARE
August 25, 1997
Two mother-daughter teams work together at Colonial Manor caring for elderly patients.
FISCAL POLICY
August 25, 1997
When the money won’t work, you do. We’ve tried to make our money work as hard for us as we do for it. No luck. Ray and I must have the most shiftless, lazy, no-good money in America. While our friends’ money is busy multiplying in the stock market or appreciating in real estate, ours must be taking a nap or sipping a mai-tai on some tropical shore.
COUNTY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS ZONING
August 25, 1997
Some rural zoning enforcement issues will be put to rest — at least for the time being.
RESIDENCY DECISIONS COSTLY FOR STUDENTS
August 25, 1997
Many students and their families find themselves in an expensive gray area.
FANS PUMPED FOR SEASON FOLLOWING PEP RALLY
August 25, 1997
Several KU football fans said the team would fare better than last year’s 4-7 mark.
TEACH VALUE OF SAVING
August 25, 1997
Kids and money
HOSPITAL REPORTS
August 25, 1997
Dismissals Tammy Randel and baby boy, Ottawa.
:ANNIVERSARIES GALORE THIS BASKETBALL SEASON
August 25, 1997
Several anniversaries involving Kansas basketball will be celebrated this season. The 1997-98 season marks the 100th year of KU basketball and the 10-year anniversary of the Jayhawks’ 1988 NCAA championship.
DISTRICT COURT
August 25, 1997
Marriage licenses Bryan S. Linquist, 26, Lawrence, and Chandra Aline Barham, 23, Lawrence
WHERE KU GRADUATES END UP
August 25, 1997
According to the Kansas University Alumni Association, the following are the top 10 states for Kansas University graduates to land following graduation. The figures are based on a total of 239,111 registered alumni with current mailing addresses. 1. Kansas - 131,469
S BAKERY IS A SWEET KU TRADITION.
August 25, 1997
His hands flying over the counter, Ralph Smith pounds out cinnamon crispies. One crispie after another, he fills an oversized baking tray and stacks it with a myriad of others, waiting to be popped in the oven. Two steps away, LaVerta Logan flips doughnuts in hot oil before pouring the sweet glaze that will turn them from ordinary doughnuts into the hot glazed confections that hit the shelf just seconds after leaving the bin.
WOODLING COLUMN
August 25, 1997
Notes and quotes while wondering if the Chiefs sandbagged the preseason with the express purpose of making the Broncos overconfident in the regular season opener. … We’ve all heard of college basketball coaches hiring a high school coach as an aide in order to corral the prep coach’s player. However, at Iowa State, coach Tim Floyd hired Tim Bardal of St. Louis Park, Minn., High as an assistant last week, several months AFTER Martin Rancik, one of Bardal’s players, signed with the Cyclones. …