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April 17, 1998
You can write to the cartoonist at 3300 Chadam Ln., Muncie, Ind. 47302. When a bicyclist hits a pedestrian and the pedestrian is injured, is the person on the bicycle liable for that injury?
Lawrence representative to seek 3rd term in House
April 17, 1998
Common sense — that’s what state Rep. Tom Sloan says he has used when looking at proposals before the Kansas Legislature. He promises to continue that approach if voters re-elect him to a third two-year term to the Kansas House.
CITY HOPING TO ATTRACT YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNEY
April 17, 1998
The basketball tournament would bring 300 teams to Lawrence and $1 million to the city’s economy.
WAL-MART OFFERS RECYCLING OPTIONS
April 17, 1998
Recycling is big business in a town such as Lawrence. Wal-Mart’s Community Recycling Center oversees its operation through the help of Community Living Opportunities.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ABUNDANT IN LAWRENCE
April 17, 1998
Douglas County agencies need your help to help other people, and the Roger Hill Volunteer Center and the Center for Community Outreach make volunteer opportunities easier to find.
CHILDREN LIVING HERE, KANSAS UNIVERSITY AND PROXIMITY TO MEDICAL FACILITIES IN TOPEKA AND KANSAS CITY ARE CITED AS THE MAIN REASONS MANY RETIREES SETTLE IN LAWRENCE.
April 17, 1998
Dick and Ruth Starr have had more than one person ask them why they would want to come from Santa Fe, N.M., to retire in Lawrence. “I wish we could make a recording of the answer,” Ruth Starr said.
S INNOVATIONS BENEFIT EMPLOYEES
April 17, 1998
Sallie Mae has initiated several new programs in the last year for its employees, including on-site KU classes and a new fitness center.
COOPERATIVE DEEP IN ORGANIC VEGGIES DURING SUMMER
April 17, 1998
Organic vegetables by subscription continues into its fifth year bigger than ever.
RICHARD GWIN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Bob Lominska picks through last summer’s crop of beets north of Lawrence on his and his wife’s Hoyland Farm. The Lominskas supply beets and other vegetables to the Rolling Prairie Alliance’s subscription vegetable service.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Shoppers cruise the Lawrence Riverfront Factory Outlet Center, but the center is hoping to turn more space into offices because of problems attracting both retailers and shoppers to the building.
PROJECT GRADUATION A SAFE WAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADS TO CELEBRATE
April 17, 1998
As a way to help ensure celebrations after high school graduations in Lawrence are safe, parents have hosted an all-night party for several years. The party, called Project Graduation, provides an alcohol-free and drug-free environment for high school graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. Again this year, the party will be downtown at the Granada, 1020 Mass. The Journal-World is financing use of the Granada.
LMH CHIEF PLEDGES BETTER PLANNING
April 17, 1998
Hospitals need to make decisions faster, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital is no exception, LMH president Gene Meyer says.
ACCESS TO WORLDWIDE MARKETS
April 17, 1998
The Internet offers companies with World Wide Web sites a chance to compete for clients all over the world.
THINK EMOTIONS WHEN MARKETING YOUR HOUSE
April 17, 1998
Home buyers and sellers should use common sense when entering the market and remember that first impressions are a valuable commodity in the real estate business.
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
An aerial view looks west into the new Eagle Bend Golf Course, under construction by the Clinton Lake dam. The lake is pictured in the top of the photograph.
A FORMER LAWRENCE MAYOR WILL RECEIVE THE WALLY GALLUZZI VOLUNTEER AWARD FROM THE LAWRENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
April 17, 1998
It’s hard for Shirley Martin-Smith to remember a time when she wasn’t volunteering. Her earliest memories include helping out at the Catholic school she attended, volunteering in church and visiting elderly people.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Lawrence police officers Matt Sarna, left, and Mike Monroe, both Citizens’ Academy coordinators, are working on this year’s academy, which is designed to acquaint residents with the workings of the Lawrence Police Department.
S CITIZEN OF THE YEARS AWARD WILL GO TO ART WOLF, A RETIRED LOCAL FILM ENTREPRENEUR.
April 17, 1998
Art Wolf’s life has revolved around motion pictures — one film even received an Oscar nomination — and volunteering his time for various activities in Lawrence and Kansas University. Wolf, 80, is being asked to make a curtain call tonight to receive the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Years award.
PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF IN SECURING LIED CENTER BOOKINGS
April 17, 1998
A lot of work goes into bringing top-notch international performers to the Lied Center.
J-W STAFF REPORT
April 17, 1998
The idea of a southern bypass for Lawrence has been around for almost 70 years. However, not until the mid-1980s did local officials begins seriously considering the idea. Eventually, county officials presented the bypass to county residents as a solution to a growing traffic crunch on 23rd Street. Voters agreed with the officials’ vision and approved the idea 13,679 votes to 10,815.
RE ALL POPULAR IN LARRYTOWN
April 17, 1998
The times they are achangin’ — particularly in the Lawrence music scene.
RICHARD GWIN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Construction progresses on a new 82,000-square-foot J.C. Penney building at 33rd and Iowa streets. Lifting beams are Jeff Radke and Henry Riffel, both of Salina. The men work for Frank Construction, Salina.
SOUTH IOWA TURNING INTO A RETAIL HEAVEN
April 17, 1998
The city’s miracle mile on South Iowa Street will include 600,000 square feet of the country’s top retailers — Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, J.C. Penney, SuperTarget, and Kohl’s.
HERE IS A LIST OF BUSINESSES THAT HAVE HELD RIBBON CUTTINGS OR GROUND BREAKINGS IN THE LAST YEAR.
April 17, 1998
Alta Group of Cadence Design System Inc.; American Family Insurance, Ron King; Anderson Inn: Cozy Cottage; Bert Nash Community Health Center; The Birdwatcher’s Store; Border’s Books, Music & Cafe; Brown Bear Brewery; Camera America; Central National Bank; Children’s Book Shop; Chili’s Grill & Bar; Christian Book & Gift Co.; Community Health Plans; South Lawrence Trafficway Bike Path; Computer Renaissance; D & D Tire; Days Inn; Douglas County Bank Branch; Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.; Elegant Touch; Encore Staffing. First Watch; Flower Shoppe by Englewood; Free State Veterinary Hospital; Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton; Roe Cloud Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University; HELP Innovations; Stan Hernly Architects; Dr. Terence L. Hilmes; Hollywood Theaters of Lawrence; The Image Works Inc.; It’s Your Party Inc.; Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sub Shops; Kaspar’s Bar & Grill; Kerich & Cole, Parade of Homes; KLWN/The Lazer.
RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONIES GREAT WAY TO GET WORD OUT
April 17, 1998
During the past two years, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has conducted 137 ribbon-cutting ceremonies for business members.
CHAMBER CHAIRMAN TO BUILD ON SUCCESS
April 17, 1998
On April 1, Al Hack Jr. took over as chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board.
CHAMBER MEMBERS CAN POST JOB OPENINGS ON NEW WEB SITE
April 17, 1998
Firms that belong to the Chamber of Commerce can post jobs on the World Wide Web.
PARKING PROPOSALS
April 17, 1998
Major recommendations from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Parking Task Force, forwarded to Lawrence city commissioners last month: Build a 375-space parking garage along the west side of Vermont Street, between the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Senior Center. Estimated cost: $4.5 million.
LAWRENCE PERFECT SITE FOR FAMILIESBUSINESSOWNERS
April 17, 1998
The popularity of Lawrence and its businesses leads many local entrepreneurs to branch out to better serve clients and offer career moves top employees.
LAWRENCE HOME BUILDERS SAY 1998 IS OFF TO A BOOMING START.
April 17, 1998
Warmed by El Nino and financed at interest rates near record lows, Lawrence home builders got off to the fastest start in three years this January. It’s a trend that’s likely to continue into 1998, observers say.
UNIVERSITY WORKS TO BOLSTER SEVERAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
April 17, 1998
Driving nails isn’t the only building project going on at Haskell Indian Nations University. The university also is building its academic programs. Four years ago Haskell received accreditation to offer a bachelor’s degree in elementary teacher education. The program took the school from junior-college to university status.
RECEIPT PROGRAM A GOLD MINE FOR MANY LOCAL SCHOOLS
April 17, 1998
Dillon’s gold receipts are the next best thing to money in the bank for local schools. The gold receipt program, in its fourth year in Lawrence, provided about $350,000 worth of merchandise for local schools last year.
EMPLOYERS, JOB-SEEKERS LINK UP AT THE EMPLOYMENT FAIR
April 17, 1998
A job fair for adults proved so successful in 1997 that the chamber of commerce staged a repeat performance this year.
HOUSING PROJECTS PROGRESS AT HASKELL
April 17, 1998
Residence halls at Haskell Indian Nations University are being renovated.
WHILE THE HOSPITAL PREPARES FOR MORE RENOVATIONS THIS YEARINCLUDING THE ADDITION OF SPACE FOR A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM AND OVERHAULS OF SECOND-FLOOR PATIENT ROOMS AND THE INTENSIVE CARE
April 17, 1998
Construction began on the building, which will house the Bert Nash Mental Health Center, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Visiting Nurses Association of Douglas County. Those agencies will be able to vacate their current offices in the hospital’s 1928 and 1956 wings when the new building is finished in February. The $14.1 million building is being paid for by the city, county and part of a one-cent sales tax. The 85,000-square-foot building is being built in the 200 block of Maine Street, east across from the hospital.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
David Grogan, Lawrence, gets serious about his Foosball game at the East Lawrence Center. The East Lawrence Recreation Center opened last year.
AREA PARKS ATTRACTIVE
April 17, 1998
Baldwin and Eudora parks offer an alternative to Lawrence locations.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Pinckney School students Troy Rousselo, left, and Justin Bond, look through a collection of Dillons store receipts with Marty Marsh, paraprofessional at Pinckney. Students collect Dillons gold receipts to help their school purchase supplies and equipment.
BUREAU LURES VISITORS TO CITY
April 17, 1998
It’s the job of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau to attract people to Lawrence.
LAWRENCE COUPLE EATS UP PROMOTION
April 17, 1998
Almost $1,000 in restaurant gift certificates were awarded to a Lawrence couple as part of a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce promotion.
GRANTS ON STANDBY
April 17, 1998
Last year, Lawrence applied for $3.65 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration. If approved, the FAA would pay 90 percent of project costs, and the city 10 percent. The city’s proposed projects:
JOURNAL-WORLD FILE PHOTO
April 17, 1998
From left, Mark Buhler, Douglas County commissioner; Bill Martin, director of economic development for the chamber of commerce; mayor Bonnie Augustine; and Kurt von Achen, president of Douglas County Development Inc., announced earlier this year that the Sauer-Sundstrand company had selected Lawrence for the site of a new $25 million manufacturing facility. The project will create 183 jobs initially, with an annual payroll of $5.4 million. The new plant will be constructed in the East Hills Business Park, a 380-acre business site that opened in January. It’s a joint venture of the city, the county and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
RENOVATION ON DECK FOR STADIUM
April 17, 1998
The home of Kansas University’s baseball team is about to get a lot bigger. A $1.8 million renovation project planned for Hoglund-Maupin Stadium will double the facility’s capacity to 2,000.
2,200 JOBS?
April 17, 1998
From a Feb. 11 report to the Lawrence City Commission from William Martin, director of economic development for Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. “During the initial development of the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Strategic Plan in 1994, the consultant recommended establishing a `flexible incentive pool’ that would allow incentives, in addition to tax abatement, to be granted to firms in certain instances. This recommendation was made in recognition of the fact that property tax abatement is not always the appropriate incentive.
FRONT LINE AT THE CHAMBER A BUSY, BUSY ASSIGNMENT
April 17, 1998
Employees at the front desk of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce handle tens of thousands of calls and walk-ins each year.
GREENS FEES
April 17, 1998
Costs for playing 18 holes at the city’s new Eagle Bend Golf Course, set to open later this year below the dam at Clinton Lake: 1998: $13.50 weekdays, $15 weekends.
S ADJUSTED QUITE WELL.
April 17, 1998
and JL Watson The Firebird vs. Chesty. It’s the battle between the two high schools in Lawrence: Free State High School and Lawrence High School.
HOUSEMATE ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY FIRING SHOTS
April 17, 1998
The Thursday afternoon incident may bring attempted second-degree murder charges.
VICTOR J. HIEBSCH
April 17, 1998
Services for Victor J. Hiebsch, 90, Winchester, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Winchester-Wise Cemetery. Mr. Hiebsch died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Jefferson County Geriatrics Center, Winchester.
SERVICE ACCESSIBILITY
April 17, 1998
Among the suggestions for improving the way the city provides its services, as recommended by the city’s Service Accessibility Committee: Update the city’s subdivision regulations and zoning codes, to help reduce “confusion” on the parts of planners and developers and their resulting problems.
VANDALS RAVAGE HOUSE, CAUSE $10,000 DAMAGE
April 17, 1998
Vandals kicked through walls and spray painting gang-related graffiti on the ceiling, windows and walls.
ON LAWRENCE
April 17, 1998
A Kansas Turnpike official says the Lecompton interchange is generating more traffic on the toll road.
CHURCH LEADERS RESPOND WITH ENERGY TO THE DEMANDS OF HOLY WEEK.
April 17, 1998
Though Easter brings baskets of chocolate and other goodies, the season represents a special time in the Christian community. Like many churches, Trinity Episcopal, 1011 Vt., was busy throughout the Easter season, which begins with Lent, but the church was especially busy during Holy Week. A week of special services and events helped bring into perspective what the season is really about.
BALDWIN CHAMBER PRESENTS HONORS
April 17, 1998
People may not notice it, but this town south of Lawrence is growing and changing, Baldwin Chamber of Commerce President Annette Galluzzi said Thursday. “As we walk down the streets … we become immune to some of the changes in Baldwin,” she said.
SUBURBAN LIVING CATCHING ON
April 17, 1998
Rural America is a popular choice for homebuyers these days. The population of rural America is growing.
GARAGE SALE DAY SET IN VALLEY FALLS
April 17, 1998
Valley Falls will have its citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. Sales are anticipated at more than 40 different locations around town. Maps detailing sale sites and specialty items at each will be available at the post office and the Petro & Pantry Station on Kansas Highway 4 after April 22. Local merchants will offer special discounts and various civic organizations will provide concessions. A flea market also will be held in the downtown area.
T THE CITY RESURFACE 27TH STREET BETWEEN IOWA AND LOUISIANA INSTEAD OF JUST PATCHING THE POTHOLES?
April 17, 1998
“We are planning to overlay 27th Street, from Iowa to Louisiana, in the summer of 1999,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “Until that time, we will continue to patch the potholes in order to maintain the street.”
FIVE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES SOLVED BY ARREST, POLICE SAY
April 17, 1998
David Duane Moles and Jerry B. Hunter Jr. were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a burglary in the 1200 block of Ohio.
YOUTH JOBS FAIR SCHEDULED SATURDAY
April 17, 1998
The Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds is the place to be on Saturday. The fairgrounds is the site for the fourth annual Summer Jobs and Activities Fair and the Children’s Fair.
JANE ANN BEAL
April 17, 1998
Services for Jane Ann Beal, 62, Fort Scott, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Scott. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit. Mrs. Beal died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at her home.
J.C. FITZPATRICK
April 17, 1998
Services for J.C. “Fritz” Fitzpatrick, 74, Tonganoxie, will be at noon Saturday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
RIVER POLITICS
April 17, 1998
To the editor: In a recent J-W interview, Cathy Tucker-Vogel of the Kansas Water Office and Karl Mueldner of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment cautioned that a political agenda may be involved in American Rivers’ ranking the Kaw the nation’s 20th most endangered stream.
HOUSING STARTS DECREASE IN MARCH
April 17, 1998
Housing construction declined slightly in March from a 10-year high the month before as builders struggled to keep up with buying demand fueled by plentiful jobs and low mortgage rates. Home builders started construction of new housing units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.59 million, down 2.8 percent from February, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
HOT TUBS ENTER THE MAINSTREAM
April 17, 1998
Once viewed as a status symbol, hot tubs are swimming in the mainstream.
SECURING PRE-APPROVED LOAN PROVIDES COMPETITIVE EDGE
April 17, 1998
Pre-approved loans help home buyers gain a competitive edge over other housing shoppers.
LACK OF MOBILITY
April 17, 1998
To the editor: As we are coming up on the warmer months, thoughts are turning to travel, vacations and just getting into the buggy and tooling around. Yet, some people cannot do that, simply because they have a disability that prevents them from driving. They are unable to work or even find employment because they know they cannot get to work every day.
FHA OPENS DOORS FOR MORE HOMEBUYERS
April 17, 1998
Saving money for a down payment on a house can be difficult for some families, but a new rule recently put in place by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) makes it possible for parents and grandparents to help without giving away more money than they can afford. The new rule allows family members to lend down-payment funds. Under old FHA guidelines, down-payment funds could only be accepted from family members as gifts, with no repayment strings attached.
BALDWIN POOL
April 17, 1998
To the editor: I have served on the pool committee in the past but in recent months I have sat back and watched how our fair city officials and others are handling the swimming pool issue.
EUGENE EDGERTON SR.
April 17, 1998
Services for Eugene E. Edgerton Sr., 61, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Edgerton died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
April 17, 1998
* Lawrence police detectives seized assorted gang paraphernalia about 11:25 a.m. last Friday from a vehicle in the 2700 block of Iowa. The items included a shotgun, 25 rounds of ammunition, an undisclosed amount of marijuana and three bandanas. A report on the seizure was made public on Thursday. Additional details were not immediately available. * Damage listed on a police report at $1,050 occurred about 1:15 a.m. Thursday at Tremors Nightclub, 729 N.H. Damaged areas included ceiling tiles, a bathroom stall and electrical wiring.
AMENITIES
April 17, 1998
Is appraising real estate an art or is it a science? It’s been said that appraisal is not a science — it’s an art. And more than any other part of real estate, appraising seems to be the least understood.
LHS SCHOLAR SCORES ON SIGNING DAY
April 17, 1998
The hoopla usually surrounding a blue-chip athlete’s selection of a college on Thursday gave pause to the academic side of the college-selection ledger.
HEADQUARTERS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
April 17, 1998
Headquarters Counseling Center will hold informational meetings for prospective volunteers from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread, and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Training is provided, so no previous counseling experience is needed. Potential volunteers unable to attend one of the meetings should call 841-2345 or, from Baldwin, 594-6490.
JURY RETURNS GUILTY VERDICT IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL
April 17, 1998
Bobby Riley was originally charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, but jurors opted for conviction on the second-degree charge.
IN 1898
April 17, 1998
On April 17, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of the first annual debate between Universities of Missouri and Kansas. The Journal told of 400 gathered the previous evening at University (Fraser) Hall but noted: “The interest taken in the debate by Kansas University students and faculty was not great; which accounted for the very small attendance, and the attempt to arouse enthusiasm for the occasion by a mass meeting yesterday noon was a complete failure, not a single person gathering at the appointed time. But in spite of the lack of university interest the debate was a success, as it was one of the most entertaining contests ever held on the hill.” Missouri won the debate over the desirability of an income tax with Kansas arguing for a national law. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LHS MAT COACH LEAVING
April 17, 1998
Longtime Lawrence High wrestling coach Jim Beltch has taken early retirement, turning in his resignation on Wednesday. Beltch, 57, had been a head wrestling coach for 34 seasons, including the past 29 at LHS. He also resigned his position as psychology teacher.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
This year, Kansas University’s West Campus will renew its transformation of acres of grassy university land to a more active western cousin of the main campus. Construction of a new headquarters for the KU Endowment Association, the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Policy, and a new storage facility for KU’s Facilities Operations are in the works. The university is also upgrading and adding sidewalks along parts of West Campus.
YEAR.
April 17, 1998
Significant growth in the Lawrence and Douglas County industrial sector made 1997 a good year and bodes well for 1998, according to local economic development officials. “It was an excellent year,” said William Martin, economic development director for Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. “In fact, the last three years have been excellent. We can usually count on attracting one major, new industry each year. But most of our job growth has come from existing businesses. We just hope it continues.”
MAXINE PAGE
April 17, 1998
Services for Maxine Page, 76, Wichita, were held Saturday at Smith Mortuary in Haysville. Burial was at El Paso Cemetery in Derby. Mrs. Page died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at a hospital in Wichita.
MORE THAN A CAR LOT CAN BE FOUND ON EAST 23RD STREET
April 17, 1998
At Smith Motors on East 23rd Street, you can find just about any type of car. Owner Howard Smith says: “I’ve just liked machines for as long as I can remember.” Breck Minor
S RAID LEFT EXCLAMATION MARK ON LOCAL HISTORY
April 17, 1998
William Quantrill and his band of guerrillas rode into town 135 years ago, murdering people, to claim a bloody spot in Lawrence’s history.
FITNESS FANS GET PHYSICAL
April 17, 1998
If you’re interested in getting — or keeping — in shape, Lawrence offers a variety of options.
THE BEER BREWING BUSINESS IN LAWRENCE IS FULL OF VITALITY.
April 17, 1998
Are you tired of bottled beer from the liquor store? Are you looking for a new place to go where you can enjoy a tasty beverage on tap? If so, you should check out one of Lawrence’s three microbreweries. Free State Brewing Co., Brown Bear Brewing Co. and The Sports Page Brewery each offer unique atmospheres and a wide selection of beers.
AL HACK JR. AGE: 49
April 17, 1998
Marital status: Married to Sue Hack, two children Occupation: secretary-treasurer with Calvin, Eddy and Kappelman Inc.
THE LAWRENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF SPECIAL PANELS THAT DEAL WITH A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, FROM DOWNTOWN PARKING TO A SUMMER JOBS FAIR.
April 17, 1998
If you’re a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, chances are the chamber has a specialized panel to interest you. “Committees and task forces are the heart of the chamber’s work,” said Gary Toebben, the chamber’s president.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Mary Lou Wright, co-owner of The Raven bookstore, 8 E. Seventh, says she has celebrated over 10 years of being in business in downtown Lawrence and plans to stay open at least another 10 years.
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN FORM EFFECTIVE BUSINESS NETWORK
April 17, 1998
A chamber of commerce group helps provide women with business contacts.
S WHAT IT IS.
April 17, 1998
I had no idea what I was buying into back in May 1996. My daughter, Sarah, who’s always been crazy about plush animals, had her heart set on some darling little stuffed animals at a toy store in Crown Center. They weren’t expensive. In fact, they were only $5.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Dennis Domer, associate dean of architecture and urban design and associate professor of American studies at Kansas University, has developed the course, “Biography of a City: Lawrence.” He carefully selected 30 speakers — from the university and the Lawrence community — to cover a wide range of topics and points of view.
S IMAGE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
April 17, 1998
In the past 20 years, the look of North Lawrence has been altered dramatically, and that area of town will continue to change.
POLICE, STORES BATTLE AGAINST CRIME
April 17, 1998
Lawrence police are teaching businesses what they can do to prevent robberies.
STONERIDGE PLAZA CENTER SET FOR CLINTON PARKWAY
April 17, 1998
Stoneridge Plaza will be located at the northeast corner of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive. Retail outlets and a restaurant will occupy the street level. The remainder will be marketed as office space.
FIRE, AMBULANCE MERGER BENEFITS CITY AND COUNTY
April 17, 1998
The year-old combination of the Lawrence Fire Department and the Douglas County Ambulance Service is on schedule.
GROUP SPANS CULTURAL GAP AT KU
April 17, 1998
An organization at Kansas University bridges the gap between cultures.
S ENTRYWAYS MORE ENTICING THAN EVER BEFORE
April 17, 1998
The gateways to Lawrence have seen marked improvements in recent years, and the beautification process is far from over.
April 17, 1998
Prospects continue to be positive for the so-called “Smart Corridor,” Kansas Highway 10 from Lawrence to Overland Park.
NATIONAL RETAILERS AT HOME IN CITY
April 17, 1998
Regardless of your views on the subject, national retailers have discovered Lawrence. And it’s likely that more will open businesses here in the future.
CRIMSON AND BLUE BRINGS GREENBACKS TO BUSINESSES
April 17, 1998
The success of the Kansas University men’s basketball team and the Jayhawk mascot are cited as reasons why KU paraphernalia is a top-seller.
NEW JAIL PROMISES SOLUTION TO OVERCROWDING
April 17, 1998
By May 1999, Douglas County will operate its jail out of a new building, which now is under construction on East 25th Street.
DOWNTOWN CONTINUES ITS STRONG STATUS IN LAWRENCE
April 17, 1998
Unlike downtowns in many other communities our size, Lawrence’s downtown is a vibrant place to shop, live and work.
BASKETBALL COACH RECOGNIZED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
April 17, 1998
Roy Williams has been named this year’s winner of the Buford M. Watson Jr. Public Service Award by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
VACANCY RATE AT 10 PERCENT FOR LOCAL APARTMENT UNITS
April 17, 1998
The vacancy rate for apartments in Lawrence remains at about 10 percent.
4-H IS DOING WELL AGAIN IN DOUGLAS COUNTY.
April 17, 1998
Douglas County 4-H has rebounded from drops in membership and funding that troubled the youth group at the beginning of last year. “We have a very strong 4-H program here,” said Roy Lee Lindsey, Extension agent and coordinator of the program. “We’ve got roughly 540 4-H members with 340 different families participating in 4-H. There’s very, very strong support within that group.”
INSTALLING WEATHERSTRIPPING IN YOUR HOUSE IS WORTHWHILE.
April 17, 1998
For AP Special Features A typical 20-year-old house with adequate attic insulation loses more energy to air leaks than from any other source. A barely noticeable one-eighth-inch-wide gap around an exterior door is equivalent to a gaping hole in the wall.
KIMBERLY SCOTT PAYEUR
April 17, 1998
Services for Kimberly Scott Payeur, 32, Leavenworth, are pending at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Ms. Payeur, formerly of Baldwin, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
HOME INSPECTORS STRESS THREE IMPORTANT CATEGORIES
April 17, 1998
Buying a home and don’t like the orange shag carpet? There are more important things to worry about. Home sales are expected to remain strong in 1998, following in the footsteps of 1997’s record-breaking total of 4.15 million units sold, according to the National Association of Realtors. A high level of confidence in the economy and low interest rates are bringing many consumers into the confusing world of home buying.
A SENSE OF OPENNESS IS ONE OF THE KEY FEATURES SOUGHT AFTER BY LAWRENCE HOME BUYERS.
April 17, 1998
Buying a home may be an individualized process, but the Lawrence market offers a wide variety of styles and prices that can suit almost anyone. Pat Flavin, president of Calvin Eddy Kappelman Real Estate, said now is an active time of the year for buyers and sellers.
TITLE INSURANCE PROTECTS BOTH HOME BUYERS AND LENDERS.
April 17, 1998
You finally come across that dream home. You go through the process of getting a loan. And in the course of the transaction, you run across something called title insurance.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT APPRAISER
April 17, 1998
A Web site shows you how to find, become an appraiser. If you just inherited your grandmother’s jewelry or want to know if the house you bid on is fairly priced, then you need an appraiser.
WHEN A BICYCLIST HITS A PEDESTRIAN AND THE PEDESTRIAN IS INJURED, IS THE PERSON ON THE BICYCLE LIABLE FOR THAT INJURY?
April 17, 1998
It’s very likely you can be civilly responsible if you run somebody down with your bike, said Sherri Loveland, president of the Douglas County Bar Assn. “As to how much, that just depends on the extent of injuries” and specific circumstances, she said.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Steve Johnson, former local operations manager for KPL, left; Steve Mona, chair of the Lawrence Business Education Partnership, and John Elmore, president of Mercantile Bank, enjoy conversation last fall during the fourth annual Back-to-School Kickoff Celebration at Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. The school district’s business-education partnership program is a growing and award-winning entity.
LOCAL MOVIE OFFERINGS ABOUND
April 17, 1998
Movie lovers in Lawrence are in Hollywood heaven with the opening of the Southwind 12 last year.
S BAKERY SERVES UP A DELICIOUS TRADITION FOR 40 YEARS
April 17, 1998
That solid standby — Joe’s Bakery — shines among local pastry-lovers.
FROM RETAIL SALES TO MAJOR INDUSTRY GROWTH AND EXPANSION, LAWRENCE HAD A GOOD YEAR, SAYS THE OUTGOING CHAIR OF THE LAWRENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
April 17, 1998
Dale Willey has been wearing a big smile lately. And there’s a good reason. Willey, a car dealer who has chaired the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for the last year, has been at the helm during strong economic times for the city.
LIKE THE REST OF TOWN, KU EXPANDS TO THE WEST
April 17, 1998
The future of KU’s West Campus includes the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Policy and a new headquarters for the KU Endowment Association.
CITY SEEKS NEW LOOK AT OLD ZONING REGULATIONS
April 17, 1998
A committee appointed by Mayor Bonnie Augustine has concluded that the city needs to revamp its subdivision regulations and zoning laws.
GROWTH PUSHES CITY OUT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
April 17, 1998
As the city expands to the northwest, Lawrence soon could find itself reaching into the Perry-Lecompton school district.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Members of the Gish family enjoy their first walk along the new 5-mile long South Lawrence Trafficway Hike/Bike Path in August, shortly after the grand opening of the path. From left are Matt, their mother Bobbie, Michael, Kristen and Caroline.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Howard Smith, owner of Smith Motors, 1231 E. 23rd, sells classic cars. He says if you can’t find the one you’re looking for, he can search for it through his extensive automobile connections.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Julia Roseman, vice president of personnel for KU Credit Union, gives job information to a job hunter during the 1997 Employment Marketplace at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Tim Alfrey, employee at Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent Rd., holds a handful of Jayhawk stuffed animals.
ACADEMY PROVIDES INSIDE LOOK AT POLICE
April 17, 1998
Residents are able to get an inside look at the local police department through its Citizens’ Academy program.
ACADEMY RULES
April 17, 1998
The following qualifications must be met for people to participate in the Lawrence Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy: * At least age 18.
IS THERE AN AREA RADIO STATION THAT CARRIES THE ESPN RADIO NETWORK?
April 17, 1998
The ESPN Radio Network is carried on KMAJ (1440) in Topeka and KMBZ (980) in Kansas City.
SCREENING A PORCH OR PATIO MEANS MAKING DECISIONS
April 17, 1998
The Baltimore Sun As with most home-improvement projects, the decision to build or screen in a porch or patio is just the beginning of the decisions you have to make. They can be as basic as what kind of screening to use and as frivolous as whether to put a light fixture on the ceiling fan.
GOVERNOR, COMMISSION HONORED BY REGENTS
April 17, 1998
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously adopted a formal recognition honoring Gov. Bill Graves and the Joint Building Commission of the Legislature for work on the state’s Crumbling Classrooms initiative. Statewide, the initial Crumbling Classrooms allocation for facilities improvements was more than $160 million.
KANSAS BASKETBALL NOTES
April 17, 1998
Chicago prep London visits: Marlon London, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Chicago St. Joseph’s High, attended KU’s basketball banquet Thursday night as part of his official recruiting visit. He’s expected to sign with Kansas in the near future. London’s high school coach, Gene Pingatore, says all other schools have stopped pursuing London, ostensibly because he’s headed to KU. *
INSULATION AFFECTS ENVIRONMENT
April 17, 1998
Proper home insulation makes a world of difference. The typically insulated two-story house loses 38 percent of its heat through cracks in walls, windows and doors, according to a survey conducted by Dow Chemical.
PROGRAM MAKES HOUSING AFFORDABLE
April 17, 1998
Freddie Mac’s HomeSteps program to fix fixer-uppers, sell the homes directly.
SUMMER JOBS AND ACTIVITIES FAIR OFFERED FOR AREA YOUTHS
April 17, 1998
The Summer Jobs and Activities Fair promises activities and services for parents and children of all ages.
CO-MVP PAUL PIERCE RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME FROM 1,200 BANQUETGOERS ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
April 17, 1998
Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce shared Kansas men’s basketball MVP honors at the squad’s annual awards banquet on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. What’s more, both LaFrentz and Pierce were in attendance to accept the hardware and speak to 1,200 fans.
CONVENIENCE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AT SPORTSPORT
April 17, 1998
At Sport 2 Sport, you can play basketball, or you can play volleyball or you can play roller hockey or you can play baseball …
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Sallie Mae employee Dana Kuckelman exercises on a treadmill as her shadow is projected onto the wall beside her in Sallie Mae’s new workout facility for employees.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Philip Struble, of Landplan Engineering, says many of his clients outside of Lawrence like the work Landplan has done for the city of Lawrence and request the same be done for them.
PLANS FOR THE WESTERN EDGE OF TOWN CALL FOR PLENTY OF NEW THINGS DURING THE NEXT 20 YEARS, INCLUDING HOMES, BUSINESSES, OFFICES, SCHOOLS, PARKS, A CITY PUBLIC WORKS YARD, A NEW POLICE SUBSTATIONRELI
April 17, 1998
Lawrence is growing, pushing farther west with each passing day. Wakarusa Drive — merely a gravel drag strip two decades ago — today boasts Lawrence’s hottest market for professional offices, for everything from banks to veterinarians.
LAWRENCE OFFERS MANY EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCES
April 17, 1998
Locally owned restaurants give residents a choice of atmosphere, cuisine and location.
CITY NOW BOASTS TWO CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
April 17, 1998
Lawrence is growing so large it has two congressmen on Capitol Hill.
OH BEANIE BABY!
April 17, 1998
Beanie Baby mania has caught hold of Lawrence children and adults.
BUILDING PERMITS
April 17, 1998
Here are the total number of building permits this decade in Lawrence, according to city/county planner Fred Sherman: 1990 — 535
AUBREY HAGERMAN HARVESTS WHEAT IN DOUGLAS COUNTY LAST SUMMER NEAR VINLAND. LAST YEAR WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR GRAIN FARMERS, EXPERTS SAY. SEE STORY, PAGE 3D.
April 17, 1998
CITY PROJECTS ADORNED WITH ARTWORK
April 17, 1998
Lawrence’s 2 percent for Art helps fund the various art projects around the city.
THE LOGAN RECORD
April 17, 1998
The retirement of federal appeals court judge James Logan leaves the judicial system a little less endowed. James Logan has earned a coveted chance to mentor his son in the practice of law and take things a bit easier. But the American system of justice is a little poorer because the one-time dean of the Kansas University School of Law is retiring after 21 years as a judge for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
S CHECKUP TIME FOR CLINTON DAM
April 17, 1998
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be inspecting the Clinton Lake Dam next week.
LEGISLATOR CONTINUES TO FLOAT KAW RIVER ACCESS PROPOSALS
April 17, 1998
A Lawrence lawmaker continues his search for Kansas River access funding.
AFRICAN CHILDREN TO RAISE VOICES
April 17, 1998
A choir consisting of children from Africa, many of whom have lost one or both parents, will perform Sunday in Lawrence.
TOBACCO TOWN ON THE DEFENSIVE
April 17, 1998
Winston-Salem, N.C. — The Great Tobacco Debate of 1998 is a classic American conflict about a classic American product manufactured in a classic American community. That debate, conducted with anger in Washington but with anguish in Winston-Salem, is a conflict between liberty and law, risk and regulation, the marketplace and morals. It is the debate Americans flinch from when the topic is abortion, or alcohol, or automobiles.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Elisabeth Lee talks to her seventh-grade humanities class at Bishop Seabury Academy. The class does not use rows of desks. Instead, students sit around a table to facilitate discussions.
/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
An artist’s rendering by Gould Evans Associates shows the Community Health Facility being constructed across from LMH and Woody Park.
CHAMBER BOARD MEMBERS TAKE OFFICE
April 17, 1998
New members on the chamber of commerce board represent a variety of backgrounds.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY ADVANCES
April 17, 1998
A special Board of Regents task force released the draft proposal concerning intellectual property rights at six state universities.
LIME IS LOOKING A LITTLE SOUR AT HOME.
April 17, 1998
The Washington Post The wearin’ o’ the green may have a chartreuse cast this year, with all those citrus-color fashions flying off the sale racks.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Roy Lee Lindsey, extension agent and the new coordinator for the Douglas County 4-H program, says there are about 540 4-H members participating the program.
YOUNG THESPIANS TAKE THE STAGE AT KU
April 17, 1998
Children get an opportunity to exercise their acting talents in a theater program at Kansas University.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT AFFECTS FARMING IN COUNTY
April 17, 1998
1997 was a good year for Douglas County grain farmers, but not so good for livestock growers.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FUEL LOCAL EXPANSIONS
April 17, 1998
Land-locked Lawrence shouldn’t ignore international markets when contemplating new options for expanding sales.
EAST HILLS PARK GROWS FASTER THAN EXPECTED
April 17, 1998
Developers expect continued growth for the park in coming years, maybe enough for a new park.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
CITY SHOPPING FOR MORE PARKING DOWNTOWN
April 17, 1998
City officials are mulling recommendations that call for boosting the availability of parking in downtown Lawrence.
LOCAL DEVELOPERS RETURN TO NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE PAST.
April 17, 1998
A national movement has left its mark on the Lawrence residential scene. In an effort to get back to a time when neighborhoods were more than just a group of homes that happened to be in the same vicinity, two local developers have built such areas in Lawrence.
JUDY BILLINGS, LEFT, IS DIRECTOR OF THE LAWRENCE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.
April 17, 1998
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Mike O’Donnell, president of Business Revolutions and executive director of Wakarusa Valley Development, both in Lawrence, was in charge of Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center for several years. O’Donnell has hired people himself and helped other companies find the right people for certain positions.
MARKET A PRODUCTIVE OUTLET FOR PRODUCE GROWERS
April 17, 1998
For the past 22 years, Lawrence’s Farmers Market has been a summer staple. It offers visitors a wide variety of foods and other homemade goods, as well as a chance to see first-hand the diversity of our city.
STORY
April 17, 1998
A Kansas University professor believes there’s no place like home. Dennis Domer’s class on the history of Lawrence defies traditional academic wisdom.
LOCAL HEALTH-CARE SCENE EXPANDING RAPIDLY
April 17, 1998
A Topeka-based company has started construction on a family practice clinic in northwest Lawrence, while Lawrence Memorial Hospital looks to protect, and expand, its services.
S BIG BUSINESS ATTRACTING OUTSIDERS TO LAWRENCE.
April 17, 1998
When Lawrence pitchmen promote the city to companies and industries considering relocation or expansion here they brag about several things, said William Martin, director of economic development for Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. According to Martin, the list is:
HOW TO REACH THEM
April 17, 1998
For more information, contact * Bishop Seabury Academy at 832-1717.
ENERGY-SAVING TIPS CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY ON HOME HEATING.
April 17, 1998
For AP Special Features An energy audit of your home is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting the most from your heating dollars.
NEW UNITED WAY DIRECTOR NO STRANGER TO POST
April 17, 1998
Coming off a successful year, the United Way of Douglas County starts another campaign, complete with a new executive director and new programs.
SALES TAX REVENUES PLAY INTO RECREATION PLANS
April 17, 1998
Cash it in: Local sales taxes are fueling growth in the city’s public parks and recreational areas.
THE MEGAMERGER BETWEEN NATIONSBANK AND BANKAMERICA WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON NATIONSBANK EMPLOYEES IN LAWRENCE, THE COMPANY SAID LAST WEEK.
April 17, 1998
Nationwide, between 5,000 and 8,000 jobs will be eliminated. A spokesman said those would be eliminated through normal attrition from the combined company’s workforce of 180,000 people. XXXX people are employed by NationsBank in Lawrence. Customers will see no immediate change either.
NEW LOOK REFLECTS FARMLAND EVOLUTION
April 17, 1998
Towers used when the plant made fertilizer in a solid form became obsolete and had to go.
CORPUS CHRISTI PLANNING FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS
April 17, 1998
Plans for a new Corpus Christi Catholic Church — to include two schools, a social hall, preschool, nursing home and outdoor track — are progressing for 15th Street, between Wakarusa Drive and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
MIKE YODER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger, right, tours the Haskell Indian Nations University campus last December with Haskell President Bob Martin, left, and George Godfrey, center, chair of natural and social sciences. Snowbarger toured the university’s science facilities, which Haskell would like replaced.
READING IS THE GOAL OF ADVENTURESOME EDUCATION PARTNERS
April 17, 1998
The Adventures in Imagination series gets Lawrence students excited about reading.
CHALLENGE GRANT GIVES HOPE TO CASH-POOR HOMELESS SHELTER
April 17, 1998
An anonymous donor pledges $5,000 for beleaguered homeless shelter.
MONTGOMERY SERVICES
April 17, 1998
Services for Kenneth L. Montgomery, 75, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Pleasant Grove community near Lawrence. Mr. Montgomery died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Village Manor Care Center in Ottawa.
FINDING AN APPRAISER
April 17, 1998
The American Society of Appraisers has been educating, testing and accrediting appraisers for over 60 years. ASA accredited appraisers must pass rigorous educational and experience requirements, testing and review. To find one in your area, call ASA at 1-800-ASA-VALU (1-800-272-8258).
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
April 17, 1998
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center, 2518 Ridge Ct., can be reached at 865-5030. The Center for Community Outreach, University of Kansas, 864-4073.
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
An aerial photograph shows off the new Douglas County Jail that’s under construction on a 22.4-acre site south of Kansas Highway 10 in the 3500 block of East 25th Street. When completed in May 1999, the new jail will be able to house 196 inmates. The building has the room and design to expand. See story, page 3B.
BUILDING, RENOVATION PROJECTS SLATED FOR KU CAMPUS
April 17, 1998
KU will see significant changes in landscape and building make-up during the next several years.
S NEW 18-HOLE MUNICIPAL COURSE ON 180 ACRES BELOW THE DAM AT CLINTON LAKE.
April 17, 1998
Lawrence’s newest golf course is set to open sometime this year, but don’t bother calling for tee times yet. The 18-hole course, located below the dam at Clinton Lake, is still waiting for its grass to get into playing shape before players can hit the public links.
THINK EMOTIONS WHEN MARKETING YOUR HOUSE
April 17, 1998
Home buyers and sellers should use common sense when entering the market and remember first impressions are a valuable commodity in the real estate business.
A LOCAL BUSINESS CONSULTANT HAS SOME TIPS FOR GETTINGJOB.
April 17, 1998
Show up on time. Don’t smoke or chew gum. And leave that nose ring at home.
S MASON, PRENGER HOLD 11TH PLACE
April 17, 1998
Kansas junior Candy Mason is in 11th place in the heptathlon and KU senior Nathan Prenger is 11th in the decathlon after the first day of competition Thursday at the Mt. Sac Relays. Mason has 3,165 points in the women’s top division. KU senior Amber Mounday scored 2,337 points and is in eighth place in the other women’s division. Prenger has 2,050 points, but he aggravated a hamstring injury and will compete on a limited basis today. BU soccer signee
RICHARD GWIN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
June Morton, receptionist the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, addresses mailings for tonight’s annual dinner.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
April 17, 1998
Art Wolf, a former owner of Centron, will pick up the Citizen of the Years award at tonight’s annual Lawrence Chamber of Commerce dinner.
S BOOKSTORE INDUSTRY IS ROBUST.
April 17, 1998
Calling Border’s a bookstore is like labeling a high-dollar computer a word processor. True, but there’s so much more to it.
ARTS CENTER LOOKS TOWARD WESTWARD EXPANSION
April 17, 1998
A cast of local architects has landed a plum role: Design of the renovation and expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center, which is located inside the landmark Carnegie Library, 200 W. Ninth.
AIRPORT
April 17, 1998
Lawrence Municipal Airport is emerging as a business destination.
OUTLET CENTERS FACE DECISIONS ABOUT FUTURE
April 17, 1998
One local retail outlet center is seeking different types of uses for part of its building along the river, while the other center in town is hoping to attract additional shoppers to its North Lawrence location.
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Like many people, Fern and Kenneth Weihe retired in Lawrence. They moved here a year ago from Larned and say they picked Lawrence because one of their daughters lives here and another daughter lives in Olathe. “We think it’s a nice town, and, of course, being up here close to our daughters made all the difference in the world,” Kenneth Weihe said.
RENEE KNOEBER/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
April 17, 1998
Open houses like this one in west Lawrence are common as construction of homes continues at a swift pace in the city.
SURFING FOR JOBS
April 17, 1998
The 11 local sponsors for the Lawrence site include Adecco, the City of Lawrence, Golf Course Superintendent Association of America, Heinz Pet Products, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, National Computer Systems, Oread Laboratories, Sallie Mae, Sauer-Sundstrand and Utilicorp United. The site’s address is www.nationjob.com/Lawrence.
SCHEMATIC RENDERING BY MICHAEL TREANOR ARCHITECTS
April 17, 1998
Corpus Christi Catholic Church plans to build a new campus in western Lawrence, with initial phases set to open by early 2000 at a cost of about $11 million. This rendering looks west down 15th Street, from a spot just west of Wakarusa Drive.
THE LAWRENCE BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES TO GROW.
April 17, 1998
David Billings is a popular man when it comes to doing laundry. When Billings, owner of Duds ‘n’ Suds, makes his rounds to preschoolers enrolled in the Lawrence Early Childhood Educational Readiness Program at East Heights and Pinckney every week, students know he’s there for one reason: to pick up their blankets, wash them and return them clean and smelling fresh.
GARAGE SALE DAY SET IN VALLEY FALLS
April 17, 1998
Valley Falls will have its citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. Sales are anticipated at more than 40 different locations around town. Maps detailing sale sites and specialty items at each will be available at the post office and the Petro & Pantry Station on Kansas Highway 4 after April 22. Local merchants will offer special discounts and various civic organizations will provide concessions. A flea market also will be held in the downtown area.
BIRTHS
April 17, 1998
Ken and Leiba Levine, a boy, Lawrence, Thursday. Deanna Meyers and Mark Robinson, a boy, Lawrence, Thursday.
NATURAL TIES CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH DISABLED ADULTS
April 17, 1998
A program that links Kansas University students with adults who have disabilities has proved to be a benefit for all participants.
CHAMBER PRESIDENT PREDICTS CONTINUED EXPANSION
April 17, 1998
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce president Gary Toebben looks into his crystal ball.
EDUCATIONAL ALTERNATIVES ABOUND IN LAWRENCE
April 17, 1998
Three of the largest private schools in Douglas County are looking toward their futures.
GET IN THE SWIM OF THINGS WITH A BACKYARD POOL
April 17, 1998
Millions of Americans think swimming pools are an at-home necessity. The Baltimore Sun
DON E. LONG
April 17, 1998
Services for Don E. Long, 81, Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. today at Church of Our Savior. Burial with full military honors will be at Fort Riley Cemetery. Mr. Long died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Salina Regional Health Center-Santa Fe Campus.