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GRADUATES IN THE LOCAL GED PROGRAM TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
June 23, 1997
Nearly 200 people are graduating through the GED program this week.
SINCE CROWN CINEMA WILL BE TORN DOWN WHEN KMART EXPANDS, I WAS WONDERING IF ANY OTHER THEATERS IN TOWN WILL OFFER INEXPENSIVE SHOWS?
June 23, 1997
The former Crown Cinema, 3110 Iowa, is now known as the Cinema Twin after being bought by Hollywood Theaters. The theater shows second-run movies for $1.25 except on Tuesdays, which has 50-cent movies. Lloyd Kirk, city manager of the Lawrence Hollywood Theaters, said although the Kmart expansion had been discussed, the theater company hadn’t received notice.
PANSY MAY SNODGRASS
June 23, 1997
Services for Pansy May Snodgrass, 85, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona. Mrs. Snodgrass died Friday, June 20, 1997, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
JAVA HELPS COMPUTERS COOK ON THE WEB
June 23, 1997
What is Java? Java is a computer programming language, primarily used by the World Wide Web. A Web page usually consists of pictures and text. Java allows Web pages to become interactive with such things as games, sound and chat rooms.
RAIDERS REACH SEMIFINALS
June 23, 1997
The Wichita Seminoles ended the Lawrence Raiders’ run to the Al Ice Memorial Wood Bat Classic Tournament title early this morning. The Seminoles scored six runs in the final two innings to rally for a 7-4 victory over the hosts at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium.
KUMC PROFESSOR EARNS NATIONAL HONOR
June 23, 1997
Dr. Timothy P. Daaleman, assistant professor of family medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center, has been named a 1997 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar. The award, given to 15 people nationwide, honors outstanding junior faculty in medical school departments and divisions of family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics.
LOCAL MAN READY TO TEST DRAG CAR AFTER YEARS OF WORK
June 23, 1997
A local man who builds race car chassis is ready to race his own car after years of work and thousands of dollars.
COAST GUARD PATROLS PERRY LAKE FOR FIRST TIME
June 23, 1997
Members of the Coast Guard reserve and auxiliary have been helping boaters on Perry Lake in recent days as part of a public awareness campaign.
CMH 76ERS SLIP PAST ARKANSAS WINGS ONE
June 23, 1997
It’s probably safe to say that the Children’s Mercy Hospital 76ers now know the difference between Arkansas Wings One and Two. Just a day after trouncing Wings Two in the first round of the CMH 76ers AAU youth basketball invitational, the 76ers were pushed to the limit before defeating Wings One, 84-72, on Saturday night in the championship bracket at Allen Fieldhouse.
FOR THE RECORD
June 23, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 23, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
SOUND OFF
June 23, 1997
Does the university have plans to do something about the parking lots at Jayhawker Towers, which have been in terrible shape for years? Kansas University officials recently announced plans to tear down the two-level parking garage directly east of the towers this summer. A 94-space lot will be built in its place. Construction on the new lot is expected to be completed by Aug. 30.
KU HISTORIAN WINS BIOLOGY AWARD
June 23, 1997
A historian at Kansas University has won over a group of biologists. Donald Worster, KU’s Hall distinguished professor of American history, received a distinguished service award from the Society for Conservation Biology in Canada.
FOR THE RECORD:HOSPITAL REPORT
June 23, 1997
Dismissals Pierrette Wilson, Lawrence, Saturday.
S DAY AND EASTER?
June 23, 1997
I enjoyed the feature on the American flag in the June 14 paper, but I was wondering why in the world you would need to fly the flag on Easter and Mother’s Day? According to the Flag Code, passed by the U.S. Congress on July 7, 1976, the flag should be displayed all days, especially the holidays listed in the story. Exceptions are days on which there is inclement weather, and at night, unless the flag is illuminated.
LHS DEBATERS PLACE 15TH IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
June 23, 1997
Lawrence High School debate team members Matt Hochstetler and Tom Seymour placed 15th in policy debate at the National Forensics League National Speech Tournament. The two students were undefeated through nine rounds until losing to Centerville, Ohio, and Greenhill, Tex., in rounds 10 and 11, respectively.
VETERAN CLERK OF THE COURTS DEPARTS FOR COLORADO
June 23, 1997
Sherlyn Sampson, Douglas County District Court’s clerk for the past 22 years, has accepted a similar job in Ft. Collins, Colo., taking with her a wealth of experience.
SCOUTS FIND A HELPING HAND
June 23, 1997
An Alabama Boy Scout troop was sidetracked from its trip to Yellowstone National Park but has been served a heaping helping of Kansas hospitality.
LAWRENCE RECOGNIZED FOR HOUSING PROGRAMS
June 23, 1997
HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo hailed Lawrence housing programs this weekend.
WEB SECURITY NOT TOO LOOSE
June 23, 1997
Browsers shouldn’t worry too much about Web security
HOSPITAL REPORTS
June 23, 1997
Dismissals Nancy Turner and baby girl, Lawrence.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
June 23, 1997
How parents talk with children can open up possibilities or close the door on the future.
COUNTY AGENDA
June 23, 1997
County commissioners will have another opportunity Monday to demonstrate the direction they’re heading in revamping the county policy on private roads. James Holland Jr. will ask commissioners for permission to install a 1,200-foot private road to serve two houses at 1581 E. 400 Road. The road, which would serve an existing home and a new one, would run along and behind a third lot that fronts on a public road.
SHAWNEE MISSION WINS ICE TOURNAMENT
June 23, 1997
Shawnee Mission will surely schedule the Al Ice baseball tournament every summer. For the second time in as many appearances, Shawnee Mission claimed the tournament title. The Raiders slipped by Topeka 400, 7-5, on Sunday at Hoglund-Maupin Stadium to win the eighth annual American Legion event.
BOO WILLIAMS HOT BUT NOT BOTHERED IN STEAMY GYM
June 23, 1997
The oppressive heat of summer hasn’t bothered a Virginia-based team in this weekend’s AAU basketball tournament or its coach, Boo Williams.
TALL PLAYERS MAKE ST. LOUIS EAGLES SOAR
June 23, 1997
Patrick Schumacher and Chris Braun stand 7-foot and 6-11, respectively.
SOUND OFF
June 23, 1997
Are there any merchants here in Lawrence that sell American flags? I’d like to buy one for the Fourth of July. Several area stores sell both individual and sets of flags of various sizes. Call individual stores to check on availability of stock.
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BOTTOM LINE FOR JUNE 25, 1997, MEETING
June 23, 1997
Bottom line: The ability to develop vacant land surrounding Lawrence’s newest high school will be up for grabs Wednesday night, when commissioners consider requests to open up property for homes, apartments, offices and commercial businesses.
National Archives to hold genealogy classes
June 23, 1997
The National Archives - Central Plains Region is presenting 10 class sessions throughout July and August for beginning and advanced genealogists. The Archives, 2312 E. Bannister Rd., Kansas City, Mo., require a registration fee of $10 per session, which is required one week prior to classes. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
YOUNGER RUSH LEADS 76ERS TO 16-UNDER AAU TITLE
June 23, 1997
Before long, the madness of college basketball recruiting will fall upon Kareem Rush, too, just as it has his older brother, JaRon. Fans will stop Kareem on the street and ask where he’s going, and they’ll turn out by the hundreds — maybe even thousands — in the heat of the summer to see him play.
SEARCH FOR BANK ROBBER CONTINUES
June 23, 1997
Police investigators on Saturday combed the area surrounding a bank that had been robbed the day before, but came up with no new clues. A suspect, described as a 25-year-old white male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, walked away from the Mercantile Bank branch at 3500 W. Sixth with an undisclosed amount of money shortly after 6 p.m. Friday. He handed the teller a note demanding the money but displayed no weapon.
S DAY LASTS ALL YEAR
June 23, 1997
Jest for Grins by Marsha Henry Goff One day of the year — Father’s Day — we acknowledge our dads who have given us wise counsel even when we didn’t want it. My dad would be amazed if he knew how often I heed the advice I spurned when he gave it to me. However, I am glad I ignored the advice he gave me as a teen-ager: “Marry for love, Marsha, but remember that it’s just as easy to love where there’s money!”
VEQUIST HELPS BRING NEW EDUCATION VISION TO KU
June 23, 1997
The son of a printer returns to Lawrence to manage whiz-bang classrooms emerging from burned-out Hoch Auditorium.
COACH REACHES OUT TO SPECIAL ATHLETES
June 23, 1997
Thanks to Steve Enyart and others, people with disabilities in Lawrence can enjoy a summertime game of softball.