Archive for Monday, June 9, 1997

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WOODLAWN TO GET PROGRAM TO REDUCE SCHOOL VIOLENCE
June 9, 1997
Woodlawn School will be a site for a test program to discourage violence in schools.
STREET WORK CONTINUES
June 9, 1997
The city’s Phase I overlay of streets will continue next week, with Ninth Street, 19th Street and Clinton Parkway set to get new surfaces. Access to some of the adjacent properties along the streets will temporarily be blocked at certain points of the day during the milling process, said Vicki Cummiskey, the city’s communications coordinator.
S CONDITION IMPROVES
June 9, 1997
The 34-year-old man shot Wednesday while arguing with an acquaintance inside a truck was upgraded to fair condition Friday at a Kansas City area hospital. Leonardo Correa, who had no permanent address but had been staying in Lawrence for some time, was taken out of an intensive-care unit, a hospital representative said.
WEB PAGE UP AND RUNNING
June 9, 1997
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., now has a site on the World Wide Web for his Senate office. Roberts said the new site (at http://www.senate.gov/~roberts) was designed to give Kansans greater access to information about his office, news about current issues before Congress and an opportunity to share their views.
CORPORATE GIANTS SQUASH LOCAL RECORD LABEL
June 9, 1997
Beaten soundly, Unsound Records Inc. is being forced to change its name. Lawrence residents Jeff Peterson and Joe Glotzbach started the label a year ago and have been using it to market The Bubble Boys’ latest release, “Bitter is Better.” That all changed this week.
STUDENTS EXCITED ABOUT MUSIC CAMP
June 9, 1997
More than 1,100 students are participating in KU’s Midwestern Music Camp through July 5.
KANSAS RODEO CONTEST TO BE HELD IN JUNE
June 9, 1997
The finals of the National High School Rodeo Assn.’s State and Provincial competition will be held June 13-15 in Topeka at the Kansas Expocentre’s Livestock Pavilion. The qualifying performances will be at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 13 and June 14. The finals will begin at 1 p.m. June 15.
INSURANCE COUNSELING AVAILABLE FROM STATE
June 9, 1997
Older Kansans having trouble can now get insurance counseling through a new program offered by the Kansas Department of Aging and the Kansas Insurance Department. The Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program provides free counseling services for older adults and people with disabilities. They can get help with Medicare, prescriptions or other insurance-related problems.
MAC UPGRADE WORKS BEST ON NEWER MODELS
June 9, 1997
I have a Macintosh 6100 running System 7.5. Should I upgrade to 7.6? Actually, the current version of the Macintosh operating system is 7.6.1. The 7.6 version tends to be much faster than 7.5 running on a Power Macintosh (any Macintosh computer that has a four-digit number following its name such as Performa 6400 or Power Macintosh 7200). If you are running something other than a Power Macintosh, you will see very little performance gain.
DESOTO DISTRICT TO BREAK GROUND ON TWO SCHOOLS
June 9, 1997
Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday for two elementary schools in DeSoto.
FEDERAL GRANT AWARDED TO KU RESEARCHER
June 9, 1997
The Department of Energy has awarded a $102,000 grant for continuing research in heavy-ion nuclear physics at Kansas University, an aide for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., announced Tuesday. The funding is for the second of three years of research.
RELAY FOR LIFE WALK PLANNED IN BALDWIN
June 9, 1997
The Baldwin Chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its second annual Relay for Life Walk at Baker University stadium, Second and High, in Baldwin. Teams will begin the walk at 6 p.m. June 27 and end at 8 a.m. June 28. A luminary ceremony starts at 9:30 p.m. June 27. There will be hourly prizes, and food is available. For more information, call Amy Wright at (913) 594-2659.
TICKETS FOR NBA GAME ON SALE TODAY
June 9, 1997
Fans excited about local NBA game, despite not knowing who will play. Dozens of fans camped out Saturday and Sunday in front of Allen Fieldhouse for tickets to an exhibition NBA game to be held there in October.
HERO WANTED
June 9, 1997
A Big Sister is needed for 8-year-old LaToya. She would love to have a Big Sister for the summer to do fun things. Take her to the park. Go swimming. Or go to the library to read books together. To be a heroine to this very deserving young lady, contact Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County at 843-7359.
LIBRARIAN TAKES MYSTERY OUT OF VOLUNTEERING
June 9, 1997
A good mystery and an attentive audience are the perfect blend for one Audio-Reader volunteer.
T LIVE IN GLORY DAYS
June 9, 1997
In 1988, Chris Piper did something special. But he doesn’t make a habit of reminding people about it.
FAST-TALKING MODEMS MAY NOT SPEED UP COMMUNICATIONS
June 9, 1997
If you’re a regular user of the Internet, you know that there are certain times of the day when it seems the ‘Net is in “molasses mode” — things just seem to crawl. The Web pages you are trying to view take forever to load. Or if you’re logged onto a computer account, the characters you type seem to take way too long to be displayed on your screen. You might find yourself thinking, “I’ve got to get a faster modem,” or “I’m going to call my Internet provider and give them a piece of my mind.” But there’s a pretty good chance that neither course of action would do any good.
GARDENERS RECEIVE TIPS
June 9, 1997
Green thumbs saw everything from aspens to zinnias at this year’s garden tour.
STRANGER DANGER IS REAL AND PREVENTABLE
June 9, 1997
One of the most important things we should teach our children is how to take care of themselves when we’re not with them. Children should be reminded often that their safety must be the primary consideration in every choice they make, especially when dealing with strangers. In the past months, several Lawrence children have been approached by suspicious strangers.