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BULLET SAILS THROUGH HOUSE
August 28, 1997
A Lawrence family escaped injuries late Tuesday night when an apparent stray bullet sailed through their house.
TURNPIKE DEVICE IDENTIFIED
August 28, 1997
On the Kansas Turnpike, at the Shawnee-Douglas county line, there is something installed on a pole in the median that looks like a TV camera or a radar gun. What is that thing? It’s an experimental device being tested by the Kansas Turnpike Authority to detect snarls in construction zones, said Tom Wurdeman, the KTA’s chief engineer.
SCANLAN
August 28, 1997
Mass of Christian Burial for Charles F. “Duggan” Scanlan, 68, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Scanlan died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, at Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, Calif.
SMOKING PHOTO QUERIED
August 28, 1997
On Monday, Aug. 11, page five, you have a picture of a place setting for the White House. The place setting features a cup holding cigarettes. It’s a file photo. Does the president still put a cup like that on the table? No. Free smokes are no longer part of the dining experience at the White House. Diners aren’t even allowed to smoke ‘em if they’ve got ‘em.
LIST OF SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERS
August 28, 1997
Here’s a list of Lawrence schools and their business partners: * Broken Arrow School: Checkers Foods.
OUR TOWN
August 28, 1997
Sobolik Records Ace: Kim Sobolik fired a hole-in-one on the 90-yard second hole at Alvamar Country Club on Friday using a 7-iron. The shot was witnessed by Steve Sobolik. *
VELCRO DANCING
August 28, 1997
Some traditional musicians will bring a few surprises to a family dance.
CAPITAL VACATION TAKES FAMILY CAPTIVES
August 28, 1997
For first-time tourists, the charms of Washington, D.C., can wear a little thin.
TWO NEW STARS DUKE IT OUT FOR THE TITLE
August 28, 1997
Hiram Ludke and Scott Gribble compete in the inane question contest. Gary Aslakson, former Fear and Whiskey bassist, has achieved his dream. He skipped town, still the reigning champ in our inane question contest, and so exits undefeated.
GREEK TRAGEDY SPANS THE GLOBE
August 28, 1997
A six-week trip to Greece gave some Kansas University actors a chance to rehearse and stage a Greek melodrama.
PAINTER PASSES ON BUSINESS SENSE
August 28, 1997
Louis Copt has designed a seminar to help beginning artists.
BREW HOUSE REOPENS WITH NEW NAMESTAGE
August 28, 1997
A downtown brewery gets a change of owners and a change of pace.
BR5-49 TO HEAT UP OTTAWA AUDITORIUM
August 28, 1997
What does a Tennessee clothing store turned honkytonk have in common with Ottawa Municipal Auditorium? BR5-49, the hippest country group in Nashville. BR5-49 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the auditorium. Tickets are already on sale and are expected to be sold out soon.
POSTCARD EXHIBIT PICKS LAWRENCE ARTISTS
August 28, 1997
Five artists from the Lawrence area will be honored at the 20th anniversary celebration and exhibit opening for the Kansas Artists Postcard Competition and Exhibits. The celebration will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hays Arts Council Gallery, 112 E. 11th.
MAN KIDNAPPEDBEATEN
August 28, 1997
A 31-year-old homeless man told police he was forced into a car at Ninth and Massachusetts streets, taken out into the county and beaten early Wednesday morning. The man received numerous stitches and was treated for facial cuts and bruises at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and police have no doubts about him being beaten. Whether he knew his attackers or why he was targeted is being investigated, said Lawrence Police Det. John Lewis.
PARTY GIFTS MAKEDIFFERENCE
August 28, 1997
Guests at Donna Lounsbury’s 10th birthday party will bring gifts to donate to Hannah’s House.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
August 28, 1997
Monarch Watch is looking for a few good, well, butterfly watchers to tag and collect information on monarchs when they pass through this area. For more information, call (888) 824-4464, or 864-1111. Those interested can also send an e-mail message to monarch//www.keil.ukans.edu/~monarch/.
CORRECTIONCLARIFICATION
August 28, 1997
A phone number was listed incorrectly in Wednesday’s Journal-World for The Cook’s Books in Overland Park. The number is (913) 383-0333. Clarification
EVELYN FLETCHER
August 28, 1997
Services for Evelyn Fletcher, 86, Norman, Okla., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Fletcher died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997.
DRAGONFLIES TO TAKE FLIGHT IN OTTAWA
August 28, 1997
Owners of a special kind of airplane will fly into Ottawa this weekend for an annual get-together.
COMMISSION TO DISCUSS ZONING FURTHER
August 28, 1997
Several rural farmers who also run businesses on their properties told the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night that they favored conditional use permits so they won’t be in violation of the county’s zoning ordinances. But the commission wants to know how other counties issue such permits and how their regulations are enforced.
FUND-RAISER IS BREWING
August 28, 1997
Home brews, microbrews and food will highlight the first Homebrew Fest and Competition at 8 p.m. Friday at Shirk’s Barn in North Lawrence. Home brews from 21 individuals and six microbreweries will tempt tasters at the fund raiser, sponsored by the Action Alliance, a coalition of community activist organizations, and community businesses and breweries.
FOR THE RECORD
August 28, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SPRINT STRIKES DEAL FOR ITS INTERNET SOFTWARE
August 28, 1997
Sprint is trying to attract new customers who aren’t on the Internet, or who are looking for a new Internet provider. By Knight-Ridder News Service
POTENTIAL SCAM LETTER REACHES LAWRENCE BUSINESS
August 28, 1997
A local business owner is warning Lawrence residents about a potential scam in which people request bank account numbers. Duane Buck, owner of Bucky’s Drive Inn, 2120 W. Ninth, said he received a letter on Wednesday from someone claiming to be from Nigeria.
PREGAME TAILGATE PARTIES SET
August 28, 1997
The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Kansas University athletic department and Downtown Lawrence Inc. are again sponsoring “Big Blue Weekends” this year. As part of the event, tailgate parties before every home game will be held.
HIGHER POWER RESPONDS TO TRAIN COLLISION
August 28, 1997
Higher power responds to train collision: Journey of Faith by Lee Thomson Dear Lee: I am not a member of any church or organized religion, but I regard myself as being a spiritual person. Last year an event happened that strengthened my belief that there is a power bigger than us all. I would like to share it with you and your readers.
HOSPICE CARE SETS VOLUNTEER TRAINING WORKSHOPS
August 28, 1997
Hospice Care in Douglas County is offering a training workshop on hospice philosophy and practice in September for volunteers and others. All sessions will be at the hospice office, 336 Mo., lower level, and will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23; 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 ; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28.
ASK DREW PART DEUX
August 28, 1997
Drew Hartsock’s e-mail in box was filling nicely with questions from turf-minded fans. Then his computer awoke from a net nightmare and decided it was time to purge. If you sent Drew a question and still haven’t seen his answer, he probably lost the question. Send it again, then look for the answers here. Who writes this stuff, anyway? My computer didn’t have a “net nightmare.” My e-mail — and that of everybody else in the Journal-World Metroplex — disappeared. And I had about 75 Ask Drews all answered and ready to go, not to mention a couple of marriage proposals, job offers and assorted recipes. All gone. So … if you sent a question and it’s not here, send it again. Or send a new one. Or don’t. Thanks for your patience.
FANS COME OUT AT NIGHTTOO
August 28, 1997
The switch from Saturday afternoon to Thursday night for the KU football home opener may mean one less “million-dollar weekend,” but last year it helped bolster the opener’s attendance.
BOX
August 28, 1997
MOVING IN If you qualify as a low-income home buyer, you could get a new $105,000 home — with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage — for $75,000.
NEIGHBORHOOD OPENS DOORS FOR HOME BUYERS
August 28, 1997
Thirty homes in the HAND Addition are expected to be finished by year’s end. Seven are still up for sale to qualifying applicants.
ST. LUKE AME CHURCH CELEBRATES 135 YEARS
August 28, 1997
St. Luke AME Church will celebrate its 135th anniversary Sept. 7.
PERMIT FOR SANITARY LANDFILL MUST WAIT
August 28, 1997
Planning commissioners decided to wait before deciding whether to recommend approval or denial of a permit to operate a recycling operation southeast of Lawrence.
QUESTION RAISED ABOUT WATER QUALITY
August 28, 1997
Is Lawrence city water tested for atrazine, the pesticide/weed killer that has caused environmental concern? Yes, said Shari Stamer, water quality manager for the city of Lawrence.
GALLOWAY BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL
August 28, 1997
Testimony from a friend of the victim and a tape-recorded conversation about the murder were highlights of Wednesday’s preliminary hearing.
PARK FUNDING WOULD BENEFIT CLINTON LAKE
August 28, 1997
Clinton Lake could get close to $1 million in state park funds, says a lake official.
GATHERS FOR WEEKEND
August 28, 1997
An annual celebration of rock ‘n’ roll, wrestling and bad movies hits Lawrence.
MEDICAL RESPONDERS HONORED FOR SERVICE
August 28, 1997
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night recognized several members of the county ambulance service and rural medical responders. Rusty Brown was named Douglas County Ambulance Service Employee of the Year.
SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MARY LOVELAND EXPLAINS HOW HER DAUGHTER BECAME A RESIDENT OF THE FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT.
August 28, 1997
For several months, rumors have circulated about the school board president’s daughter attending Free State High School. It’s true. Aidan Loveland is a senior at Lawrence’s new high school.
WHITE WINS 6-0 IN SCRIMMAGE
August 28, 1997
The football portion of Lawrence High’s annual fall sports jamboree wasn’t a smash Wednesday night at Haskell Stadium. “The things I was most disappointed in was the lack of smash-mouth football and the huge number of mistakes,” said LHS coach Dick Purdy, entering his eighth season as Lion boss. “We’ve improved but we have a long way to go.”
REC CENTER VANDALISM MERITS ATTENTION
August 28, 1997
Vandals shot five windows at the East Lawrence Recreation Center with a bb gun early this month and then shot four more after the windows were replaced. The vandalism might signal a trend city officials want stopped.
GIVING SPIRIT
August 28, 1997
Donna and Susan Lounsbury are inviting the public to join them in donating to Hannah’s House. If you’re interested, contact Cindy Ewy at 841-8313 or Susan Lounsbury at 542-1240, or deliver donations to Hannah’s House, 2216 Ala.
COKE PACT TO BE SHARED BY CAMPUS
August 28, 1997
An exclusive contract with Coca-Cola will provide funds for scholarships, recycling and other Kansas University programs.
August 28, 1997
A new Lawrence jazz group brings seasoned musicians together.
BOB DYLAN, B.B. KING AND INXS HEADLINE SPIRIT FEST
August 28, 1997
The Kansas City Spirit Festival is going all out this year. More than 200 bands are scheduled to perform over the three-day event, including headliners B.B. King, Bob Dylan and INXS. The festival kicks off from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday at Liberty Memorial in Penn Valley Park, 100 W. 26th. Saturday’s and Sunday’s hours are from noon to 11:30 p.m.
LEE KENNETH MARK
August 28, 1997
Services for Lee Kenneth Mark, 71, Tonganoxie, are pending and will be announced by Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Mr. Mark died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
D FOR DEVEL AREA
August 28, 1997
Plans for new homes in the DeVel area are being revised. Wednesday night, planning commissioners approved a revised preliminary plat for the DeVel area, located south of Interstate 70 and north of existing residences north of Peterson Road.
RETREAT
August 28, 1997
A group of Lawrence artists are inspired by their Colorado surroundings.