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KU SEEKING WAYS TO PUT LID ON END-OF-YEAR TRASH
April 29, 1998
At Kansas University, the end of the academic year conjures thoughts of graduation, summertime … and junk.
PRELIMINARY BUDGET UNVEILED
April 29, 1998
for schools in Tonganoxie Tonganoxie schools will have a budget of $6.8 million, about $960,000 above the current fiscal year, according to preliminary figures discussed this week at the school board meeting.
WHY IS THE BEETLE BAILEY COMIC STRIP PRINTED DAILY, BUT NOT ON SUNDAY?
April 29, 1998
“We try to offer as much variety in our comics as we have space for since, for the moment, we’re locked into one comic page daily,” said Bill Snead J-W deputy editor. “For that reason we run Luann and The Better Half only on Sundays and Hi and Lois along with Baby Blues and Beetle Bailey Monday through Saturday. We run Herman and Zits on the Ann Landers page and Mutts in classified. We’re looking at options.”
$13 MILLION CARE CENTER PLANNED
April 29, 1998
The project would be built on nine acres currently zoned for apartment construction.
S JOURNAL-WORLD OMITTED SOME INGREDIENTS. HERE IS THE CORRECTED RECIPE.
April 29, 1998
Jane’s Uncle ‘Sagna 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
WHERE ARE PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO PARK FOR THE NEW MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING?
April 29, 1998
“Short-term parking is available in the two-hour lot northwest of the new municipal court,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “There are a number of city lots within walking distance as well as long-term spaces on the street.” A brochure indicating locations for public parking in the downtown area are available at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts; Downtown Lawrence Inc., 900 Mass.; and municipal court, 1006 N.H.
MAUDIE C. ASH BROWN
April 29, 1998
There will be no services for Maudie C. Ash Brown, 95, Lawrence. She willed her body to the Kansas University Medical Center. Mrs. Brown died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Cooper’s Home Care in Lawrence.
ROAD PROJECT
April 29, 1998
To the editor: Well, in the words of one of our former presidents, “There you go again.”
EUDORA COUNCIL OKS NEW EMS VEHICLE
April 29, 1998
The Eudora City Council gave Eudora Emergency Medical Service the go-ahead to buy a new vehicle this week. The vehicle costs $34,000. The city is paying $16,000. The remaining cost will be paid by the township and Douglas County. The vehicle will be used by first-response volunteers.
TONGANOXIE CITY ADOPTS HIGHWAY MEASURE
April 29, 1998
The Tonganoxie City Council this week approved a measure urging area legislators and Gov. Bill Graves to create and “vote positively” for a comprehensive highway plan, the city administrator said. The current highway plan runs out this year, City Administrator Chris Eppley said. The plan was approved by the Legislature in 1989.
FOR NATURE CENTER
April 29, 1998
An Olathe contractor has offered to build the city’s new Prairie Park Nature Center for 20 percent less than officials had estimated. RMT Construction offered to handle the job for $615,000, or $159,300 less than the $774,300 officials had anticipated. The center is to be built in the park, near 27th and Harper streets.
EX-SCHOOLS CHIEF TO RUN FOR STATE BOARD
April 29, 1998
Lawrence’s former superintendent of schools is running for the Kansas State Board of Education.
S JOURNEY ENDS WITH PAYMENT
April 29, 1998
The Depot Management Board Inc. closed its books Tuesday on a project that soaked up $90,000 in donations, hundreds of hours of volunteer labor and nine years of dedication. And its members couldn’t be happier. Steve Glass, leader of the nonprofit board, told Lawrence city commissioners that his group’s work was done now that the $1.5 million effort to preserve and restore the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence was completed.
PARENT SEEKS SAFE-HAVEN HOUSES
April 29, 1998
A Deerfield School parent is trying to provide safe havens for children walking to or from school who feel they are in danger. Cathy Humerickhouse, who has children ages 4 and 6, said Monday she was looking for volunteers to use their homes for McGruff Houses.
HASKELL EXPECTS 20,000 AT GRADUATION POWWOW
April 29, 1998
Drums and dancing are expected to draw an estimated 20,000 people to Haskell Indian Nations University’s annual graduation powwow. The powwow will be May 8-10. It will include Native American dancers, music and art; organizers expect between 700 and 900 dancers to compete.
BALDWIN SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES REVISED BUDGET
April 29, 1998
The budget for special education in Baldwin just got a little bit bigger. The Baldwin school board approved a revised budget this week, adding $18,000 to special education, after an enrollment audit found the district qualified for additional state funds. The board voted to add the windfall to the special education budget.
IN 1898
April 29, 1998
On April 29, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of the enlistment of the volunteers of Company H, Kansas National Guard. The Journal had commented: “There is great kicking because the governor has ignored the national guards in making his call for the Kansas quota. There is only one other state in which this has been done — South Carolina. The National Guards of Kansas will have some rough sledding in the future. With such a precedent established, no one will care to join them.” Despite this snub, the guardsmen were given the first chance to enlist and the Journal noted regarding the officers selected by the members of the volunteer company that they were those who “held the same place in Company H, KNG and the membership is also largely made of the drilled men of company H.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
TRAFFIC JAM
April 29, 1998
City officials need to look at all options to help traffic move more quickly and smoothly on West 23rd Street. It’s old news, but something needs to be done to relieve the traffic situation on West 23rd Street.
SEALRIGHT REPORTS LOW SALES, HIGH LOSSES
April 29, 1998
Sealright Co. Inc. reported a higher-than-expected loss for the first quarter, and said sales fell below expectations. The company also said that the sale of its paperboard packaging operations — including the plant here — to a Finnish company was proceeding on schedule.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 29, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Packard Bell computer worth $6,000 and other items worth $600 were reported stolen from the 500 block of North Street on Monday. A house was broken into between 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.; $200 of damage was done to an exterior door.
BEATRICE M. LINS
April 29, 1998
Services for Beatrice M. Lins, 94, Spring Green, Wis., were held on April 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Dr. Lins died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Greenway Manor Nursing Home.
THE WRITING ON THE WALL
April 29, 1998
During design workshops Monday and Tuesday, architects translated public thoughts into paper portrayals regarding the Lawrence Arts Center’s anticipated renovation and expansion. Among thoughts posted on the wall during the workshops: “Hot & cold running water”
BAKER SENIORS FIND MANNERS DO MATTER
April 29, 1998
Mom was always convinced that table manners mattered, but was she right? Career development officials at Baker University, where I teach, are siding with her. They’re so convinced that knowing which fork to use can be the difference in getting a job or closing a deal that they’re teaching graduating seniors how to dine with the sharks.
DIRK NOWITZKI, A 6-FOOT-11 CENTER FROM GERMANY, TOLD RECRUITING ANALYST MIKE SULLIVAN THAT KANSAS IS INCLUDED ON HIS TOUR OF U.S. SCHOOLS.
April 29, 1998
This just in from the weird, wild world of college basketball recruiting: Kansas University, which has one men’s basketball scholarship remaining this school year, may yet receive a visit from a big man — 6-foot-11, 235-pound Dirk Nowitzki, a 19-year-old center from Germany.
BIRTHS
April 29, 1998
Gina and Mark Hummel, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
TONGANOXIE CITY ADOPTS HIGHWAY PLANNING MEASURE
April 29, 1998
The Tonganoxie city council this week approved a measure urging area legislators and Gov. Bill Graves to create and “vote positively” for a comprehensive highway plan, the city administrator said. The current highway plan runs out this year, City Administrator Chris Eppley. The plan was approved by the Legislature in 1989.
RE-ENROLLMENT SWAPPED FOR LATE FEE AT KU
April 29, 1998
This fall, Kansas University students who are late with tuition payments will no longer be forced into enrolling again. Instead, it will cost them $100.
MARVEL MUSHROOMS
April 29, 1998
Mushroom hunters spend hours finding and identifying wild fungi; sometimes they even get a meal.
NIGERIAN TO FACE TRIAL IN SLAYING OF EX-WIFE
April 29, 1998
Samuel Mutfwang will stand trial for second-degree murder and aggravated assault in July for the Jan. 30 shooting death of his former wife, Cindy Mutfwang.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 29, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Twenty boxes containing baseball trading cards were reported stolen between March 26 and Sunday from the 2900 block of Iowa. Loss was estimated at $2,000, police reported Tuesday.
RESIDENTS PAINT PICTURE OF ARTS CENTER NEEDS
April 29, 1998
Design workshops gave people a chance to pitch ideas for how the Lawrence Arts Center should be renovated and expanded. Now it’s up to architects to complete the picture.
CURBING THE DUMPING
April 29, 1998
A number of local donation services are available for students: * Penn House, 1035 Pa., 842-0440
HISPANIC PLAYWRIGHT TO DELIVER KU LECTURE
April 29, 1998
A California-based Hispanic playwright and poet will present the 1998 Horowitz Lecture at Kansas University. Cherrie Moraga, who teaches in San Francisco, will give a talk called “Sour Grapes: The Art of Anger” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
IF ONE SEES AN ELDERLY STRANGER FALL ON THE STREET AND CALLS 911 FOR AN AMBULANCE IS THE CALLER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BILL?
April 29, 1998
No. “The caller is not responsible for the medical bill. In fact the patient isn’t responsible, unless we transport the patient,” said Ted McFarlane, deputy chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
OPTIMISTS GIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LESSON IN CAREERS
April 29, 1998
Thirty high school students from Lawrence learned about careers Tuesday, courtesy of the Lawrence Breakfast Optimists.
WOODLING COLUMN
April 29, 1998
Hopscotching around the Big 12 Conference while wondering if Texas has officially replaced Missouri as the league’s sleeping giant … With commissioner Steve Hatchell a lame duck, is Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick’s ascension a fait accompli? Far from it.
REST STOP
April 29, 1998
City Manager Mike Wildgen said the $4,000 given by the Depot Management Board to the city likely would be used to buy benches for the depot’s garden area.
CLASS TO HELP TAKE MYSTERY OUT OF BLOOD PRESSURE
April 29, 1998
I stopped by your booth at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Health Fair last Saturday and picked up some information on preventing high blood pressure. Did I understand that you are also having a program on it? Yes, I am! K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, in cooperation with the Family and Community Education Council, is sponsoring an upcoming program to assist individuals and families on how to reduce or control high blood pressure by choosing foods lower in salt and sodium, calories and fat. At 10 a.m. May 8, I will share educational information during “What Goes Up, Must Come Down: High Blood Pressure,” which will be at the Douglas County Extension Center on the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper.
FRANCES R. WEINGART
April 29, 1998
Services for Frances R. Weingart, 82, Hiawatha, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Purcell. Interment will follow at St. Benedict’s Catholic Cemetery near Bendena. Mrs. Weingart died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Caring Place of Heartland West, St. Joseph, Mo.