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COUPLE LESS THAN DELIGHTED TO BE HOOKED TO CISTERN
June 8, 1997
The expense and inconvenience of keeping a cistern filled has soured rural life for one Douglas County couple.
REVIEW
June 8, 1997
Ray Cooney’s “Whose Wife Is It Anyway?” is a rollicking farce fueled by whopping lies, slamming doors and a caravan of funny lines. And few could carry off the British script with such style as the 10-member cast that opened the production Friday night at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
T ALL WET
June 8, 1997
Lawrence’s water supply undergoes constant quality control testing.
RODNEY DENNIS VANZANDT OBITUARY
June 8, 1997
Rodney Dennis VanZandt Topeka — Services for Rodney Dennis VanZandt, 63, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Midtown Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.
TRIATHLETE TO OFFER TRAINING TIPS
June 8, 1997
Local professional triathlete Marcel Vifian is having a clinic at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to offer tips and advice to athletes in connection with Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s upcoming triathlon. The clinic, at Lone Star Lake southwest of Lawrence, will cover proper equipment and fit, race strategy, nutrition, hydration and transition tips. It will end with a question and answer session. Vifian won last year’s LMH Triathlon and is the course record-holder.
SOUND OFF
June 8, 1997
How much does it cost to swim at the Lawrence Aquatic Center? The Lawrence Aquatic Center, Eighth and Kentucky streets, charges $2 a visit for people ages 13 and older and $1 for those 12 and under. Summer passes are available at $90 for a four-person family and $40 for an individual pass. The Lawrence Aquatic Center is open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
MARCIA MAE REITH OBITUARY
June 8, 1997
Marcia Mae Reith Topeka — Services for Marcia Mae Reith, 67, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will be at Topeka Cemetery.
OSCAR L. POPE
June 8, 1997
Services for Oscar L. Pope, 88, Waycross, Ga., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Waycross. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Waycross. Mr. Pope died Sunday, June 8, 1997, at Satilla Regional Medical Center, Waycross, after a short illness.
WHAT ARE THE FIVE MOST POLLEN-FREE CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES?
June 8, 1997
Can you tell me what the five most pollen-free cities are in the lower 48 states? Rating cities on their pollen counts would be difficult, if not impossible, because the amount and types of pollen fluctuate from area to area throughout the year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Kristen Abbott, national allergy bureau program coordinator for the academy, said tree, grass and weed pollens are problems at different times of the year. For information on specific cities, people can call 1-800-9POLLEN. Web browsers can check pollen counts and spore reports from the academy’s 80 stations throughout the country at www.aaaai.org.
KINNEY OBITUARY
June 8, 1997
James Douglas Kinney Topeka — Services for James Douglas “JJ” Kinney, 21, formerly of Lawrence, will be announced later from Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka.
NED KEHDE COLUMN
June 8, 1997
Northeast Kansas is loaded with talent crappie fishermen. Included among the fraternity are Chatt Martin, Elden Bailey, Mike Suitt, Charlie Compton, Denny Tryon, Blair Flynn, J.C. Higgins, Chris Ogburn and Terry Bivins. All of these masterful anglers can catch crappie in a variety of ways. In the good old days when our local reservoirs contained massive populations of crappie, these masters could catch more than 300 crappie a day.
S KAN FILM FESTIVAL. WINNERS IN THE FIVE DIVISIONS WERE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY EVENING, AND ARE LISTED BELOW. SOME CATEGORIES HAD FEWER THAN THREE ENTRIES. BOLDFACED ENTRIES DENOTE DICKINSON THEATRES BEST
June 8, 1997
Primary Division Documentary Category: First place, “The Durga Puja,” Shaon Ghosh, Ballwin, Mo.; second place, “Newscast,” Rick Cook and Don Robertson, Joplin, Mo.; third place, “SADA (Students Avoiding Drugs & Alcohol),” Ebony Mottley, Kimberly Davis and Jerome Tolliver, St. Louis, Mo.
JAYHAWK AUDUBON SOCIETY HAVING SPEAKER, FIELD TRIP
June 8, 1997
The Jayhawk Audubon Society is having a speaker and presenting a field trip this week. On Thursday, John Zimmerman, Kansas State University, will give a speech on “Prairie Management and Bird Populations,” at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence Senior Center, upstairs. There will be a potluck picnic at 6 p.m. at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park gazebo.
RESIDENTS CONSIDERING FERRETS AS PETS SHOULD MAKE DECISION SERIOUSLY
June 8, 1997
Residents thinking of a ferret for a pet should consider a few facts before bringing one home, the manager of the Lawrence Humane Society shelter said. “They are nippers, and they can bite children easily,” said Renee Harris, manager of the shelter.
COULD YOU EXPLAIN DIGITAL IN A SIMPLE WAYPLEASE?
June 8, 1997
According to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the two fundamental ways of representing information are analog and digital. Digital variables employ a fixed set of noncontinuous or discrete symbols (digits). Analog computers process continuous quantities; a slide rule is an early example. Such devices have been superseded by digital computers, which process information encoded in digital form. The terms computer and digital computer are now largely synonymous, according to the encyclopedia.
57 CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SCHOOL SPIRIT
June 8, 1997
The LHS Class of 1957 celebrated 40 years of school spirit at a weekend reunion.
MANHATTAN AND LAWRENCE CITY OFFICIALS EXCHANGE IDEAS
June 8, 1997
Lawrence and Manhattan city officials exchange ideas.
FOR THE RECORD
June 8, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 8, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
VILLAGE VOICE
June 8, 1997
AS THE GARDEN GROWS
June 8, 1997
Vegetables It’s not too late to transplant most vegetable crops. With the cool conditions that have existed, newly transplanted crops should nearly catch up with the early transplants. Good soil moisture, as a result of recent rains, along with moderate weather make excellent conditions for transplanting. Be sure to use a starter solution (root stimulator), which is a mild fertilizer solution placed around the plant’s roots at planting time.
AREA BUSINESSES HOLD FIRST JOB FAIR
June 8, 1997
A number of Lawrence and Douglas County-area employers will gather on June 21 for the community’s first job fair at the Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Employment Marketplace ‘97 will give job hunters an opportunity to meet employers and find out about their career opportunities as well as their companies.
LIDA VANDYKE
June 8, 1997
Services for Lida H. VanDyke, 90, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. VanDyke died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DISTRICT COURT
June 8, 1997
Marriages David Place, 36, Lawrence, and Donna Cassels, 23, Lawrence
JANE GATTON LYNCH
June 8, 1997
Memorial services for Jane Gatton Lynch, 44, Mission, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roeland Park United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lynch died Friday, June 6, 1997, at her home.
RUSHING STUDENTS TO CUT COSTS
June 8, 1997
Some say such measures unfairly penalize students.
SINGLE TICKETS FOR LIED CENTER SHOWS TO GO ON SALE
June 8, 1997
The Kansas University performance venue runs the gamut with its new season, with tap dancers, chamber musicians and water puppets.
KU GROUP TO STUDY, PERFORM IN GREEK THEATER
June 8, 1997
For a group of 18 Kansas University students and faculty, the old adage “all the world’s a stage” is taking on new meaning. The group leaves Thursday for Greece to perform Euripides’ play “Iphigenia in Tauris” at the ancient theater of Oeniades. KU’s second Summer Theatre in Greece program, is led by Andrew Tsubaki, director of KU’s International Theatre Studies Program.
PATRONS COPING WITH COMPUTER AGE AT LIBRARY
June 8, 1997
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when using the public library’s new computerized card catalog.
SOUND OFF
June 8, 1997
Where in Topeka will the Moving Wall be? It will be displayed at Colmergy-O’Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2200 S.W. Gage.
COMMITTEE TO STUDY KANSAS CD-ROM GAME
June 8, 1997
Kansas lawmakers to plan state promotional CD-ROM.
FILM EDITOR AND DIRECTOR IMPART WISDOM
June 8, 1997
Kansas and Missouri filmmakers at the KAN Film Festival entertained some industry representatives on Saturday.
DISABLED VETERANS GROUP TO MEET JUNE 11
June 8, 1997
Disabled American Veterans, Jayhawk Chapter 22, will meet at 7 p.m. June 11 at the United Way for Human Resources, 2518 Ridge Ct. All members are urged to attend. Any man or woman veteran wounded or injured during war or as a result of such military service is eligible to join the Disabled American Veterans organization.
HOSPITAL REPORTS
June 8, 1997
Dismissals Angela Trober and baby girl, Eudora.
ARTS NOTES
June 8, 1997
Two Jenny Lind Scholarship winners will present a concert at 4 p.m. June 15 in Lindsborg’s Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery. Sweden’s Kristina Hansson, a soprano, and Dorota Zarowieka, a pianist, both have previously won scholarships for their talents.
FINANCIAL EXPERTS GIVE TIPS ON SAVING FOR COLLEGE
June 8, 1997
Several investment experts provided some tips for saving money for post-high school education.
WATER-HAULING HOUSEHOLDS MAKE LIFESTYLE CHOICE
June 8, 1997
Rural residents who haul their own water don’t take the stuff for granted.
SOUTH ANNOUNCES SECOND SEMESTER HONOR ROLL
June 8, 1997
South Junior High School announces its honor roll for the second semester of the school year. Students with 4.0 grade point averages are on the Principal’s Honor Roll; 3.9-3.5 are on the Honor Roll; and 3.4-3.0 receive Honorable Mention. Principal’s Honor Roll
MARRIAGE LICENSES
June 8, 1997
District Court Marriage licenses
NEW CLUB FOR FERRET LOVERS FORMING IN LAWRENCE
June 8, 1997
Ferrets are fun, curious pets that can provide hours of enjoyment, say a Lawrence couple who are forming a new ferret owner’s club.
DAYTRIPPERS FOLLOW TRAIL OF HISTORY TO COUNCIL GROVE
June 8, 1997
Study in an 1851 Indian mission, dine in an 1857 restaurant, sleep in an 1867 hotel — all at Council Grove. Council Grove — American Indians inhabited the heaving and rolling grass prairie along the Neosho River for centuries.
MAYER COLUMN
June 8, 1997
Let’s see, conference headquarters have been shifted from Kansas City to Dallas and the NCAA throne room will move from Cowtown to Indianapolis fairly soon. Where Kansas is concerned, let’s hope that means “out of sight, out of mind” rather than “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I don’t think I’m alone in believing that in past years, the incredibly easy access of Lawrence to KC factored rather heavily in the Jayhawks getting more than their share of castigations and penalties from the Big Seven-Eight Conference and the NCAA.
SOUNDOFF ON JC PENNEY
June 8, 1997
When is the construction supposed to begin on the new JC Penney store on South Iowa, and when will the project be completed? JC Penney public relations officials said the new site was still “under negotiations with the developer. Nothing has been finalized, and everything is very much pending.”
ADJUST MOWING HEIGHTS NOW TO KEEP WEED OUT
June 8, 1997
Cutting the grass a little higher has a therapeutic effect — fewer weeds.
MIDWESTERN MUSIC CAMP OPENS TODAY
June 8, 1997
In the next four weeks, more than 1,100 junior and senior high school students will participate in intensive musical training in band, choir, orchestra, jazz and chamber ensemble playing at the Midwestern Music Camp, which opens today on the Kansas University campus. The students also will attend classes in music appreciation and theory, conducting and MIDI, or computer-aided instruction.
ON BULLS-SONICS TICKETS
June 8, 1997
One of the women in the Journal-World classified department approached me the other day. She sounded desperate. Did I know anyone, she asked, who planned to purchase tickets to that Bulls-Sonics preseason basketball game? She was leaving town on vacation and was worried no tickets would be left by the time she returned.
MASON 10TH AT NCAA HEPTATHLON
June 8, 1997
Kansas University’s Candace Mason placed 10th in the heptathlon on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indiana University. Mason, a red-shirt sophomore from Nevada, Mo., compiled 5,314 points. Brigham Young’s Tiffany Lott won the event with 6,211 points.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY WITH DOUGLAS COUNTY:
June 8, 1997
* Crammer, Inc., 1217 Cherry St. * Kawputers, Inc., 1860 E. 1150 Road
WAS IT?
June 8, 1997
Ostertag, now a center with the Utah Jazz, appeared in the 1995 release “Eddie,” starring Whoopi Goldberg. The former Kansas center had a speaking part, playing a basketball player.
FARM BUREAU SPONSORING SAFETY CAMP
June 8, 1997
The Douglas County Farm Bureau, 4-H Ambassadors and Progressive Farmer will sponsor a Safety Day Camp for youths Saturday at the fairgrounds. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be six different safety stations to visit in the morning. Demonstrations will continue until noon, when parents are invited to join in for a cook-out.
RECYCLING REFLECTIONS
June 8, 1997
Knowing what people throw away helps waste managers develop plans to keep it out of landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its 1996 waste characterization study of municipal solid waste in the United States. This report analyzes the waste generated, disposed and recycled across the country. According to the report, the United States reached a 27 percent recycling rate in 1995, surpassing the EPA’s goal of 25 percent.
COMPUTER AGE BRINGS LOSS OF LIBRARY FRIEND
June 8, 1997
I’ve thought of myself as having been one of the best friends the Lawrence Public Library has had in my 46 years in this city. The other day I went to the library and, when I left, I told my friend at the circulation desk that she wouldn’t see me there again. (Well, I might go back, but I doubt it.) I had gone in and headed right for the shelves where there are books about poetry and plays and the like. I looked in vain for what I needed. No luck, so, “I can get the call number from the card catalog.”
STATERS GET A LESSON ON AGGRESSION
June 8, 1997
Girls’ State candidates find their niche in politics.