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KATHERINE A. ZINN
April 6, 1998
Services for Katherine A. Zinn, 76, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Zinn died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at her home.
BAKER SENIOR CHOSEN AS SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST
April 6, 1998
Baker University student Michael Lynch, a senior from Mission, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) 1998 Sears Directors’ Cup Postgraduate Scholarship. The four recipients of the $5,000 scholarships will be announced later this month.
PROPELLER TAKES OFF FOR KANSAS CITY
April 6, 1998
An Internet company that started in Lawrence has moved its operations to Overland Park.
ORVILLE LEE BALDWIN
April 6, 1998
Services for Orville Lee Baldwin, 92, Great Bend, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Chapel, Great Bend. Entombment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. Baldwin died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his home in Great Bend.
KU MUSEUM CELEBRATES STATE ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK
April 6, 1998
The Kansas University Museum of Anthropology is sponsoring a gallery tour and a collection identification session this weekend to celebrate Kansas Archaeology Week. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Anta Montet-White, professor of anthropology, and Jack Hofman, associate professor of anthropology, will host the gallery tour of the exhibit “Big Game Hunters of the Ice Age.” A flint-knapping demonstration will take place at 3 p.m. in the museum gallery.
S THE REASON FOR THE LONG DELAYS IN FILLING POSITIONS AT LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL?
April 6, 1998
Ann Roggero, vice president of human resources at the hospital, said placing the right person in each position can be a time-consuming process. “At LMH, we feel it is important for us to take whatever time is required to make the best match. In health care, many unique skills are required; therefore the search process often extends regionally and sometimes even nationally. This can extend the time needed to fill positions.”
S TENNIS EARNS EIGHTH VICTORY
April 6, 1998
Not even the loss of its No. 1 singles player could stop Kansas University’s women’s tennis team. The Jayhawks notched their eighth straight victory Sunday, defeating Oklahoma, 7-2, at Robinson Courts.
RETIREES ON PERMANENT VACATION LAND AT LONE STAR LAKE
April 6, 1998
William and Ertie Evangellista left their New Jersey home almost six years ago in their RV. This summer they will be Lone Star Lake’s camp host.
WEB SITES OFFER BOOK JUNKIES A TOO-QUICK FIX
April 6, 1998
It was bound to happen: I was too smug by half when I announced that I was no longer purchasing books, that I was actually giving them away. They always say you can’t trust a reformed book lover. Once hooked, always hooked. But I thought I was different. I could stay out of used-book stores. And new ones. I could walk right past The Raven if I put my mind to it. Hastings? Forget it. The new Border’s? No problem. But what about Christmas? You go in, maybe to buy a CD or a calendar for someone else. Maybe even a book for a friend — nobody said I couldn’t feed other people’s habits. But then there’s the new Don DeLillo book — rave reviews, 800-plus pages, and it’ll take weeks, months maybe, before the public library has a spare copy nobody has already reserved. Snap. It’s in the basket along with the gift CD.
KU BASEBALL
April 6, 1998
Kansas managed just five hits in a 10-1 baseball loss to Baylor on Sunday at Ferrell Field. Righthanded pitcher Kip Wells, who was clocked throwing pitches as fast as 94 mph, struck out 12 batters and walked two in improving to 9-2.
KANSAS RESIDENTS SUPPORT REVAMPING SOCIAL SECURITY
April 6, 1998
Nearly two-thirds of Kansans think Social Security should be fixed, not dumped, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons in advance of its Great Social Security Debate in Kansas City this week, found 63 percent of Kansas residents want to repair the Social Security system. Sixty-four percent of Missourians would fix the system.
A QUIZ: ARE YOU ADDICTED TO THE INTERNET?
April 6, 1998
Wondering whether your online time has gone into overtime? Jonathan Kandell, assistant director of the counseling center at the University of Maryland, said that “Internet addiction,” while not a physical dependence, is “a psychological dependence on the Internet, regardless of type of activity once `logged on.”’
STRONG HALL CONSIDERED FOR HISTORIC REGISTER
April 6, 1998
Strong Hall at Kansas University is one of two nominations for the National Register of Historic Places that will be considered at the Kansas Historic Sites Board meeting at 9:30 a.m. today at the Kansas History Center in Topeka. The Silk Stocking Row Historic District in Garden City has also been nominated for national register/state register designation.
OEM CAN MEAN TROUBLE
April 6, 1998
I recently purchased a computer from Micron Electronics and it came with Office 95. When I had a question about how to use Excel, I called Microsoft and they said I had an OEM version of the software and they do not support it. I was told to call Micron. Micron says they don’t support it? What is going on? How do I get help with my software? This issue puzzled me, and I did some research and learned a few things. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer meaning the company selling you the computer is responsible for the software. Microsoft offers no phone support for OEM software. It is up to the manufacturer whether they will support the software and the terms of that support.
THE FOLLOWING LIENS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
April 6, 1998
Joe B. Drinnor, federal, $8,784.61. Monte J. Clumsky, federal, $6,414.55.
WHEN IS THE FLAG SUPPOSED TO BE AT HALF-STAFF?
April 6, 1998
The flag should fly at half-staff for 30 days from the day of the death of a president or former president; for 10 days from the day of the death of a vice president, chief justice or retired chief justice of the U.S., or speaker of the House of Representatives; from day of death until burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet member, former vice president, or Senate president pro tempore, majority or minority Senate leader, or Majority or Minority House leader; for a U.S. senator, representative, territorial delegate, or the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, on day of death and the following day within the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia and from the day of death until burial within the decedent’s state, congressional district, territory or commonwealth; and for the death of the governor of a state, a territory, or possession of the U.S., from day of death until burial within that state, territory or possession.
DOLE TO ADDRESS BENEDICTINE GRADUATES
April 6, 1998
Kansas Senator and 1996 Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole will be the speaker for the commencement exercises at Benedictine College at 10 a.m. May 16 in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium n the BC campus. The college will confer an honorary doctorate of humane letters on Dole during the ceremonies.
CHRIS L. MORITZ
April 6, 1998
Services for Chris L. Moritz, 50, Lansing, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Moritz died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
CHARLES BOROVICKA
April 6, 1998
Services for Charles J. “Sam” Borovicka, 74, Greeley, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett. Burial will be at Greeley Cemetery. Mr. Borovicka died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
April 6, 1998
* Criminal damage was reported Friday at a construction site in the 2300 block of Packer Road. Plumbing bolts were placed in an oil filter, causing $2,000 in damage. The damage occurred between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, police reports said. Emergency calls
BAKER SENIOR CHOSEN AS SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST
April 6, 1998
Baker University student Michael Lynch, a senior from Mission, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) 1998 Sears Directors’ Cup Postgraduate Scholarship. The four recipients of the $5,000 scholarships will be announced later this month.
SPIT IT OUT!
April 6, 1998
A recent baseball study should terrify those who are inclined to believe that chewing tobacco is a safe way to satisfy a craving. The word has been out for a long time about the harmful, too often fatal, effects of smoking. Despite many warnings, some people have chosen chewing as the way to satisfy their craving for tobacco or nicotine.
ART TOUGEAU MEETING SLATED FOR WEDNESDAY
April 6, 1998
The Art Tougeau planning committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheatfields, Ninth and Vermont. Art Tougeau is a parade of arts cars scheduled for May 2 in downtown Lawrence. For more information, call 841-4598.
BAKER STUDENT WINS HISTORY COMPETITION
April 6, 1998
Baker University student Scott Garrette, a senior from Raytown, Mo., has won first place in the Kansas History Teachers’ Assn. Undergraduate Student Paper Competition. He will accept the award and present his paper, “Leonardo’s Effect on Painting,” at the organization’s annual conference on April 18 at Bethel College.
IS THERE ANY VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE THIS SUMMER FOR KIDS WHO ARE 16?
April 6, 1998
Sport2Sport will offer three summer volleyball leagues — one for seventh- and eighth-graders, another for ninth- and 10th-graders and the other for 11th- and 12th-graders. The leagues will run from July 13 to Aug. 13. For information, call Sport2Sport at 842-4263. Lawrence Parks and Recreation does not offer summer volleyball leagues in those age groups. Lee Ice, city youth sports supervisor, said they have been offered in the past, but leagues were never formed because of lukewarm response.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 6, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A change machine and 500 tokens valued on a police report at $2,500 were stolen between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday from River City Car Wash, 614 N. Second. Damage was listed at $200.
GOOD COMPUTER ADVICE IS A CALL OR CLICK AWAY
April 6, 1998
There is an account of a customer service call that has been circulating around the ‘Net for some time in various forms, and it purports to be an actual transcript of an interaction via telephone between a technical support person and a computer user. It is probably apocryphal, and I’m re-creating it from memory here, but having worked in user services, I’m inclined to believe it could have happened: “Technical support — this is Dave; how can I help you?”
CORRECTION
April 6, 1998
A story in an employment supplement in Thursday’s Journal-World should have said that Mike Pritchard is director of the Lawrence Job Service Career Center. The center has one person who handles unemployment matters on Fridays.
DISMISSALS
April 6, 1998
Shannon Steinbach and baby girl, Baldwin. Terresa Roberts and baby boy, Ottawa.
WHERE IN LAWRENCE CAN YOU WALK INDOORS AT 6 A.M., BESIDES ALLEN FIELDHOUSE?
April 6, 1998
Nowhere that we know of.
STUDENT TAKES CHARGE OF CITY
April 6, 1998
Ottawa Mayor Blaine Finch says he is still “the same guy,” despite being the youngest mayor in Kansas history.
EXPERTS SAY
April 6, 1998
Though a useful resource for students, the Internet can be abused, sometimes to the detriment of academics, relationships and jobs.
REC SUPERVISOR LOVES TO PLAY
April 6, 1998
The Fode principle: Recreation helps people have fun, meet new friends and stay healthy.
CJHS STUDENTS ENJOY SPECIAL PROGRAMS
April 6, 1998
Central Junior High School got to see a special performance April 2 when the Uptown String Quartet, in town for a Lied Center engagement, shared its musical talents in the auditorium. The group performed classical, jazz, blues, ragtime, spirituals, rhythm and blues, as well as original works and arrangements. A one-of-a-kind performance was provided for the students when Principal Ted Juneau joined the quartet on stage and provided some vocal accompaniment to one of the numbers. Also in attendance at the concert were the sixth-grade band and orchestra members from Pinckney, whose director, Johannah Cox, is also director of the Central bands. *
QUARTET REDEFINES CHAMBER MUSIC
April 6, 1998
When you think of chamber music, I’ll bet a million bucks you don’t think of Charlie Parker or Thelonious Monk. But that’s exactly what you get when the Uptown String Quartet comes bebopping onstage. The talent-radiating quartet — Eileen Folson, cello; Maxine Roach, viola; Diane Monroe and Lesa Terry, violins — showed the crowd Sunday afternoon at the Lied Center that chamber music isn’t defined solely by male Anglo-Saxon composers of bygone centuries.
S ROWING TEAM PLACED FIRST IN THE VARSITY EIGHT II COMPETITION AT A QUADRANGULAR WITH IOWA, KANSAS STATE AND DRAKE ON SUNDAY.
April 6, 1998
Iowa won seven of the 11 events, followed by Kansas State’s two victories and Drake’s one win. The 2,000-meter races were run during two sessions on Lake McBride.
LHS STUDENT WINS MLK ESSAY CONTEST
April 6, 1998
Matt Toplikar, a Lawrence High student, won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The essay topic was “Keeping the Dream Alive.” Valerie Burt won second place and Kizzie Ricks won third.
JOSEPH V. SEARS III, 29, ST. LOUIS, AND JOLYNN D. ALBERTSON, 27, KANSAS CITYKAN.
April 6, 1998
Wayne Andrew Heath, 21, Lawrence, and Deidra Marie Van Anne, 23, Lawrence. Shawn A. Owen, 23, Lawrence, and Claudia M. Huxman, 22, Lawrence.
TRANSMISSION LINE CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR RADIO STATION
April 6, 1998
KANU radio will continue to experience problems with its transmission line through Tuesday, its program director said. Program director Darrell Brogdon said a crew this weekend examined a section of faulty transmission line at the station’s tower on Kansas University’s West Campus.
WILL FOLKS ROAD SOUTH OF SIXTH STREET EVER BE BUILT TO CITY STANDARDS?
April 6, 1998
“If Folks Road is improved it will be required to be improved to city standards,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “The city at large will not be paying for this road as it will be the responsibility of the property owners.”
CORRECTIONS BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING
April 6, 1998
A special meeting is scheduled for the Douglas County Community Corrections Advisory Board at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Douglas County Commission Room on the second floor of the Courthouse.
THEATER VOLUNTEER DRAWN TO THE STAGE
April 6, 1998
Peg Sampson’s volunteer work with the Lawrence Community Theatre and Audio Reader has helped fulfill some of her lifelong passions.