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WESTERN CIVILIZATION, HUMANITIES PROGRAMS MERGE
June 29, 1997
Linking KU’s humanities and Western civilization programs expands interdisciplinary education options.
KU LEADS STATE UNIVERSITIES IN AWARDING TENURE
June 29, 1997
Nearly four out of five faculty at KU have earned the ultimate university employment reward — tenure.
EXPANDED RECYCLING PROGRAM MAY BE ON WAY
June 29, 1997
State officials have endorsed a plan to reduce the waste stream in Douglas and Jefferson counties.
AREA EDUCATORS TO ATTEND NEA ANNUAL GATHERING
June 29, 1997
Several Lawrence and area school teachers will join more than 9,300 voting delegates next week at the National Education Assn.’s representative assembly. The six-day assembly in Atlanta will address a myriad of issues, including improving teacher preparation and professional practice, peer review, dealing with aging school infrastructure, securing classroom access to the Internet and ensuring safety and order in schools.
SCHOOL AGENDA
June 29, 1997
Three new school board members will be seated Tuesday during the meeting that kicks off the board’s business year. James Hilliard, Austin Turney and Leni Salkind, who were elected in April, will be sworn in, replacing John Tacha, George Crawford and Renee Karr, whose terms expire.
RHODES
June 29, 1997
No services are planned for Ernest F. “Dusty” Rhodes, 84, Topeka. Mr. Rhodes died Friday, June 27, 1997, at a Topeka hospital. He was cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.
KU RECEIVES $182,000 GRANT THE HELP STUDENTS
June 29, 1997
The U.S. Department of Education will divide $3.09 million among Kansas University and 15 other colleges in the state to assist low-income, disabled and first-generation students who want to earn a degree. KU will use $182,711 for programs that can include instruction in reading, writing and math or personal counseling, tutorial assistance and mentoring.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS PROGRAM PLANNED
June 29, 1997
A Fourth of July fireworks program is being planned at Burcham Park.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS FUND-RAISER
June 29, 1997
The views of three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan will be the topic at the Douglas County Historical Society’s annual fund-raiser, which will be held at 2 p.m. July 6 at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Frederick A. Krebs, professor of history and western civilization at Johnson County Community College, will bring Bryan’s views to life.
S HOUSE READY TO DEAL WITH SYSTEM CHANGES
June 29, 1997
Officials at Hannah’s House, a home for pregnant teens in Lawrence, aren’t sure what changes in the state’s foster care program will mean.
HAASE WANTS SHOT AT NBA
June 29, 1997
Jerod Haase didn’t watch the NBA Draft on television. “I went golfing. I played 36 holes,” Haase, the former Kansas guard, said Saturday after working with 125 youths at his summer camp for boys at Robinson Center. Today, he will work with girls during a morning and an afternoon session.
FIREWORKS DISPLAYS TO LIGHT UP SKIES
June 29, 1997
With Topeka stepping back from a Fourth of July fireworks display this year, counterpart shows on the Kansas River and on Perry Lake are expecting thousands more to step forward. “This is the biggest one we’ve ever put on,” said Bob Best, owner of the Lake Perry Yacht & Marina and organizer of the fifth-annual lake festival.
COUNTY AGENDA
June 29, 1997
At their meeting Monday, Douglas County commissioners will consider a $465,433 budget for the county extension service’s 1998 operations. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The budget proposal includes an appropriation of $349,000 from the county and anticipates the addition of a clerical employee to assist with the annual county 4-H fair.
HOW DO I GET A REFUND FOR CONTACT LENSES?
June 29, 1997
A week ago, you published a story about contact lens wearers getting a refund because of a lawsuit, and I was wondering if you could tell me how to do that and to which brands this applies? The lawsuit, filed in Florida in 1994, concerned complaints that Ciba Vision unlawfully limited the sale of its contact lenses through discount outlets, driving up prices. A nationwide settlement announced last month gives at least 20 million people who buy disposable contact lenses eligibility for a $35 rebate.
HEARD IN LAWRENCE
June 29, 1997
Saturday morning passersby near Bagel and Bagel, 1026 Mass., may have thought the Easter Bunny was several months late. A blue plaster egg, sitting in a planter near the sidewalk, was part of Nicola Ginzel’s current art project, part of a series involving the blue eggs. Ginzel, a 1995 fine arts graduate of Kansas University, is placing the signed, numbered and dated eggs at every stop of the way of her three-day trip from Lawrence to New York.
POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE AND COURT REPORTS
June 29, 1997
Law enforcement report Police reports
ARTRAIN TO EXPLAIN PRINTMAKING PROCESSES
June 29, 1997
The traveling museum will show how artists can modify an original work.
KU DANCE STUDENTS CLAIM AWARDS
June 29, 1997
Two Kansas University dance students were honored at last month’s University Dance Company and KU Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Lied Center. Chih-Pei Gan, junior from Singapore, received the 1997 Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Award, which is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in dance.
SHUTDOWN SYSTEM BEFORE POWERING DOWN
June 29, 1997
Do I have to use the Shut Down command to turn off my computer? Generally, yes. On both a Macintosh and Windows 95, the Shut Down command allows the computer to clean up what it has done and put things in their proper place. The computer puts away all the files, quits all the programs and deletes all the temporary files being used by programs.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY KICKS OFF STATEWIDE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
June 29, 1997
Kansas State Historical Society members are conducting a campaign to increase awareness about their Kansas heritage and increase membership in the society. The “It’s Time to Re-Member” campaign began June 6-7 at the society’s spring meeting in Hutchinson, and will be conducted with the assistance of more than 30 team leaders throughout the state.
RESIST THE URGE TO DO TOO MUCH TO YOUR LAWN
June 29, 1997
Watering in the morning and adjusting mowing heights will help carry your lawn through summer.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
June 29, 1997
Mary Swayne, 33, came to Lawrence in 1985. With a father in the Air Force, she moved around a lot in a family with nine children. She has a degree in business and computer science from Southwestern College in Winfield, and is the business office manager at Coach’s Edge, 1617 St. Andrews Dr. Q: What do you do at the Coach’s Edge?
EUDORA PLANT CELEBRATES SAFETY
June 29, 1997
Communicolor celebrated safety success last week with a steak dinner for all of its 160 employees following a year with no lost-time accidents. A direct-mail division of the Standard Register Co., Communicolor specializes in high color, personalized direct-mail packages for direct marketers throughout the country.
FIRST FULL-TIME FEMALE POLICE OFFICER ON TONGANOXIE BEAT
June 29, 1997
Jennifer O. Daniels says people in her hometown are receptive to her as their first full-time female police officer.
PARKING FIX-IT
June 29, 1997
A parking expert offers engineering solutions for downtown’s parking crunch, but the final decision rests on political shoulders.
MILTON S. HURRELBRINK
June 29, 1997
Services for Milton S. Hurrelbrink, infant, Lawrence, will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. He was stillborn Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JULY 1997 STAR LOG
June 29, 1997
A new moon on the Fourth of July will boost tides in coastal regions.
HOSPITAL MEETS IN CLOSED SESSION
June 29, 1997
Upcoming acquisitions by Lawrence Memorial Hospital are a possibility.
RADIO OPERATORS TEST SKILLS
June 29, 1997
Local radio operators talked with others across the country through the early-morning hours today, hoping to make as many contacts as possible.
S JUNCTION SOUND OFF
June 29, 1997
Is Judy’s Junction still licensed to sell beer to be consumed there? “The license they have now does not allow them to sell beer to be consumed on the premises,” said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug.
ARTRAIN DETAILS
June 29, 1997
The Artrain will be open from noon to 7 p.m. July 10-12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 at Fourth and Locust streets in North Lawrence.
T-SHIRTS LEND A WELL-TRAVELED LOOK
June 29, 1997
Calder Pickett for June 29 When we went into a restaurant one night I was wearing one of my favorite T-shirts, one with an Indian design and the words “Taos, New Mexico.” A woman looked at me and said, “Oh, someone from Taos.” I wanted to say “Hardly,” because if I’m from Taos I’m also from Australia, France, Spain, Arizona, Hawaii, the Napa Valley, Athens, and Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. I wear T-shirts from all those places.
PHOTO
June 29, 1997
Daphne Johnson does some weeding near the pond in her garden. Johnson stands in the southeast corner of her yard, which features an amazing variety of plants.
BRUCE BARLOW BUILDS BOWLING BALL FENCE
June 29, 1997
A musical fence plays on the eyes of passersby in North Lawrence.
FANS STAMPEDE TO COUNTRY CONCERT
June 29, 1997
Country Stampede kicked off Friday with some of the industry’s biggest stars.
WOODLING COLUMN
June 29, 1997
Notes and quotes while wondering how much money the WNBA will lose in its first season. … Former Kansas football coach Glen Mason was lured to Minnesota, in part, by a seven-year contract worth at least $500,000 a year. Now six months on the job, Mason still hasn’t signed a contract. Reportedly, Mason wants something in the pact language to guarantee he’ll keep the Gophers’ post even if the administrators who hired him leave. …
MAYER COLUMN
June 29, 1997
Scot Pollard has a good chance to make it as a long-term NBA performer. Jacque Vaughn, resourceful rascal that he is, could be around even longer. Both Kansas players were fortunate to be drafted as they were and if unforeseen trades don’t intervene, they’ll soon be carving their niches as pros. With his 6-11, 260-pound body, Pollard has the monolithicism to stand the merciless NBA grind better than the wispier Kelvin Cato of Iowa State and Tony Battie of Texas Tech, Big 12 stars chosen ahead of Scot. That is, if he isn’t sidelined by problems like that stress fracture which abridged his 1996-97 season here.
FIREWORKS SAFETY
June 29, 1997
In Lawrence, fireworks can be lit from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. State authorities and fire officials offer the following tips on safely enjoying fireworks on the July 4 holiday:
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION BACKGROUND FOR JULY 1, 1997 MEETING
June 29, 1997
During their previous meeting, commissioners approved a site plan for the new court, its upstairs offices and adjacent studio/gallery space. On April 1, commissioners told staffers to negotiate a lease agreement with Berkeley Plaza Inc., which beat another downtown proposal pitched by former Commissioner Doug Compton.
38 KUMC MEDICAL STUDENTS IN SUMMER HEALTH PROJECTS KUMC STUDENTS
June 29, 1997
aid social agencies Thirty-eight Kansas University medical students are working with Kansas social service agencies to learn about real world health problems.
GARDEN BRIEFS
June 29, 1997
“Comb” new growth on grape vines, advises Frank Morrison, fruit crop horticulturist for K-State Research and Extension. “When they’re hanging down, new shoots get greater exposure to sunlight,” Morrison explains. “That helps the shoots and the plant as a whole build up the strength they’ll need to mature this year’s crops and get through the coming winter and then to produce lots of grapes next year.”
BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS
June 29, 1997
These incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: * Test Pattern Publishing Inc., 2809 Winterbrook Dr.
SOUND OFF
June 29, 1997
How do you get rid of your used motor oil? “Don’t pour it on the ground or in the drain or in a waterway or in a sewer,” said Bob Yoos, manager of the city’s solid waste division. “You can take it to several places for proper disposal.”
LHS CLASS TO MARK HALF-CENTURY ON EARTH
June 29, 1997
The big Five-O birthday is happening this year for members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1965. And to celebrate being a half-century old, they plan to get together for a party next weekend.
FROM WELFARE TO WORK
June 29, 1997
A job preparation course assists welfare recipients, mostly single parents, with getting a job and keeping it.
SIMMONS
June 29, 1997
Services for James L. “Tony” Simmons, 59, Kansas City, Kan., are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mr. Simmons died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Providence St. Margaret Health Center in Kansas City, Kan.
PROBLEMS TO LOOK FOR ON FLOWERS
June 29, 1997
Summer heat offers fungus a prime opportunity for growth.
ROOTS OF DIVERSITY
June 29, 1997
A couple put their austere philosophies into a garden that works beautifully.