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April 30, 1998
American League president Gene Budig was pleased to learn about Lamar Hunt’s interest in purchasing the Kansas City Royals. The more, Budig intimated, the merrier.
BIBLE-BASED DIETS SUBJECT OF MEETING
April 30, 1998
A free weight loss information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa. The meeting is part of a 12-week, biblically based weight loss program which teaches control from within. The workshop includes videotapes, audio tapes, slides, group discussion and a workbook.
ARREST SEALS POLICE CASE IN BURGLARIES
April 30, 1998
Police say Joseph Lee Davis’ old habits led to his arrest on charges that he broke into four Lawrence homes in the past month. Davis, 30, was arrested Tuesday on four counts of aggravated burglary and four counts of theft. He’s being held on $10,000 bond.
PLANS FOR NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK PASS REGULATORY HURDLE
April 30, 1998
Plans for a new industrial park are on the books, but Franklin Park’s owners expect plenty of changes before its 52 acres are developed.
MARY ANN WENZEL
April 30, 1998
Memorial services for Mary Ann Wenzel, 76, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery on the West Campus of Kansas University. Mrs. Wenzel died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Sterling House in Lawrence. She had lived in Lawrence since 1948, moving here from Madison, Wis.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
April 30, 1998
Ryan Dyro, 19, Overland Park, and Lindsey Rocklin, 18, Overland Park. Roderick Kent Gibson, 26, Lecompton, and Susan D. Newton, 27, Lecompton.
OFFICIALS SEEKING HELP IN SOLVING VANDALISM
April 30, 1998
A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw a piece of concrete through a stained glass window in a Kansas University building. The incident occurred between 7 p.m. April 8 and 8:30 a.m. April 9 at Smith Hall. Damage was estimated at $1,690.
GALLERY OFFERS PEEK AT ART IN THE PARK WORKS
April 30, 1998
Art lovers who cannot wait for Art in the Park don’t have to. They can get a sneak peek at some of the artworks that will be displayed at the festival by visiting its preview show at the Lawrence Art Guild’s Riverfront Gallery. The show runs through May 9 in suite 206, Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets.
POPS CONCERT TO PREMIERE CHILCOTT COMPOSITION
April 30, 1998
The concert will feature the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra and several choirs.
S TWO-DAY JOURNEY TO COTTONWOOD FALLS.
April 30, 1998
Once I started smelling smoke in the van, I knew we were in for a good time. No, this was not the smoke of a fan belt gone south or an errant brake pad or even the drift of a nicotine addict cooped up too long and unable to resist the urge to light up. This was the smoke of a burning prairie. Fires that send plumes of white smoke miles into the sky that, from a distance, could be mistaken for a menacing approaching storm front. Smoke of renewal. Smoke of a process as old as the prairie itself. It was here that our group of 12 artists in two vans was headed. Our plan was simple: Drive to the heart of the Flint Hills, set up and pack in as much painting as we could in two days.
PLEA
April 30, 1998
There’s a paper shortage at Centennial School. “We are running low on paper supplies — mainly things like paper and markers and things we typically buy out of our instructional account,” Myron Melton, the elementary school’s principal said Wednesday.
KU SIGNS ROWER
April 30, 1998
Karen Nies of Brookline, Mass., has signed a rowing letter of intent with Kansas, coach Rob Catloth announced. Nies is a member of the Brookline High varsity eight boat. BU player honored
COUNTY BUILDING ACTIVITY DECLINES
April 30, 1998
Building activity in the Lawrence area fell during March but was still up for the first three months of the year, according to a new report. Contracts for all construction in Lawrence during the first quarter were up 11 percent over the same period a year ago, according to the F.W. Dodge Division of The McGraw-Hill Cos.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK THWARTS ROBBERY ATTEMPT
April 30, 1998
“No.” A simple refusal saved a Lawrence Kwik Shop clerk a lot of hassles Wednesday morning, when he thwarted a would-be robber by using a simple tool — communication.
DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING NAMED KU COMPTROLLER
April 30, 1998
Diane Goddard, formerly the director of purchasing at Kansas University, has been named comptroller by KU officials. The announcement comes two weeks after the resignation of Mel Klinkner, who was hired in February but chose this month to return to his former position at Central Missouri State University.
KANSAS WILL PLAY AT LEAST FOUR NIGHT FOOTBALL GAMES DURING THE 1998 SEASON.
April 30, 1998
One of the four games under lights will be at home. The Illinois State game on Sept. 19 at Memorial Stadium will have a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Kansas’ three night games on the road are Missouri on Sept. 12, Alabama-Birmingham on Sept. 26 and Baylor on Oct. 10.
SECOND-GRADERS ENHANCE SKILLS
April 30, 1998
Junior high school students spend their Wednesdays helping second-graders with reading skills.
GOP RIVALRY
April 30, 1998
A primary election bid by David Miller of Eudora may cause some harmful splits in the Kansas Republican Party. According to several news reports, David Miller, chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, intends to seek the GOP nomination for governor.
THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER, WHICH IS A POPULAR DOWNTOWN ATTRACTION, PLANS TO EXPAND ITS BUILDING WEST OF ITS CURRENT LOCATION AT NINTH AND VERMONT STREETS.
April 30, 1998
Looking for a larger source of culture and the arts than Lawrence has offered in the past? The Lawrence Arts Center, at 200 W. Ninth, is expanding to offer more artistic exhibition and education.
FLAWED SYSTEM
April 30, 1998
To the editor: Mike Shields is to be commended for his expose of the Kansas foster care system. Sadly, his article only scratches the surface of this hopelessly flawed program of “managed indifference” to the welfare of Kansas children.
LEGISLATURE HONORS KU BASKETBALL WOMEN
April 30, 1998
The Kansas Jayhawk women’s basketball team starred Wednesday in a different arena. Gov. Bill Graves, the state’s political head coach, gave KU Coach Marian Washington, her players and assistant coaches a pep talk during a meeting in his inner office at the Statehouse.
IN 1898
April 30, 1998
On April 30, 1898, the Lawrence Journal told of an upcoming baseball game between KU and Nebraska. The Journal stated: “Nebraska employs a regular coach, the only university in the west to do so, and they would rather beat the ‘Varsity than any other team they meet. But the Varsity boys have had the benefit of Dale Gear’s training and they say that will let people know that they have been there when the game is over.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
BIBLE-BASED DIETS SUBJECT OF MEETING
April 30, 1998
A free weight loss information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa. The meeting is part of a 12-week, biblically based weight loss program that teaches control from within. The workshop includes videotapes, audio tapes, slides, group discussion and a workbook. For more information, call Allison at 842-7159.
AGENCIES GET TIPS IN BENEFIT
April 30, 1998
What began as a notion to give something back to a group of waitresses and bartenders turned into a big success for two local charities. Organizers on Tuesday night held the first “Tips for Tips & Tots,” a benefit in which several business and community leaders served as bartenders and waiters at Henry T’s Bar and Grill, 3520 W. Sixth.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
April 30, 1998
* A 1988 Oldsmoblie Cutlass worth $1,500 was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Tennessee Wednesday. Police reports stated the vehicle was taken between 1 p.m. Sunday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police reports
LAWRENCE BIKE SHOP REOPENS AFTER DEVASTATING FIRE.
April 30, 1998
Special to Journal-World Exactly one year after a Feb. 26, 1997, fire destroyed Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, the store reopened in its original downtown location with several improvements.
BAKER ORCHESTRA TO GIVE SPRING CONCERT
April 30, 1998
The Baker University Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. today in McKibbon Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public. The orchestra will perform works of Mozart, Teleman, and several works featuring student soloists.
JERRY SIMMONS
April 30, 1998
Services for Jerry Simmons, 66, DeSoto, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will be at the DeSoto Silent City Cemetery. Mr. Simmons died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS TUESDAY AT PRAIRIE DUNES.
April 30, 1998
Davis shot rounds of 76, 74 and 77, good for a 227 total. Oklahoma’s Hunter Haas won the tourney with 72-75-71—218. As a team, KU placed sixth with 933 strokes. Oklahoma State was the titlist with 898, besting Texas (905).
KU CONSERVATION LAB TO HOST OPEN HOUSE
April 30, 1998
To attract interest in Kansas University’s new Jerry and Katherine Stannard Conservation Laboratory, Watson Library is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today inside the lab. The laboratory — a repair shop for damaged or worn library books — is named for a late KU professor who specialized in the history of medicine and science, and his wife, who still lives in Lawrence.
A FORMER DOUGLAS COUNTY FARMER AND LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER HAS BEEN FIRED AS A CITY MANAGER IN OKLAHOMA AFTER HIS ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS WERE FOUND TO BE BOGUS.
April 30, 1998
A former Lawrence resident who claimed he graduated from Kansas University and who once suffered a very public bout with amnesia here has been fired as the city manager of Del City, Okla. Robert Palmateer, 48, was fired by city council members after they confirmed with KU officials that he did not complete an education at KU. Palmateer’s resume said he received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the school.
DISCIPLES REUNITE FOR ONE LAST GIG
April 30, 1998
A band member says the band’s goal was to make the ladies shake their booties.
S ART TO BE SHOWN IN CHICAGO GALLERY
April 30, 1998
A number of area artists’ works will be on view this weekend in Lawrence. Artist, Residents of Chicago, a nonprofit women’s cooperative gallery in operation since 1973, will be featuring the site-specific installation “Remember Lot’s Wife … ,” created by Kansas University assistant professor and installation artist Maria Velasco, through May 30.
HOBBS EMPLOYEE JOSH CAMARENA, LEFT, A KANSAS UNIVERSITY JUNIOR FROM SALINA, OFFERS HELP TO JACKI OSBORN, A KU FRESHMAN FROM ASHLAND, AS SHE SHOPS FOR A BIRTHDAY PRESENT.
April 30, 1998
CASE CAST
April 30, 1998
Plaintiffs in the South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit are Thomasine Ross, Stanley Ross, Anjanette Bitsie, Pemina Yellowbird, Jason Daniels, Wetlands Preservation Organization and Kansas University Environs. Defendants in the case are the Federal Highway Administration, David Geiger in his role as division administrator of the agency, Mark Buhler, Tom Taul and Dean Nieder in their roles as Douglas County commissioners and E. Dean Carlson in his role as Kansas Secretary of Transportation.
RUSSIAN COMRADES
April 30, 1998
To the editor: Your editorial of April 13, “A tribute to POWs,” appropriately gave praise and recognition to Americans who have suffered and died as prisoners of war. I have no argument with your comments, and I am sure I enjoy my freedoms as much as you and I am just as appreciative of them.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
April 30, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A cassette deck, amplifiers and other stereo equipment were stolen from a house in the 1300 section of East 1750 Road between 8:45 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. Total value of the items is $2,175.
S SUNFLOWER LEAGUE MEET.
April 30, 1998
A twist has been added to the Sunflower League swimming and diving championship this weekend at California Trail Junior High in Olathe. The two-day meet will have a one-day break between preliminaries and finals.
THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF WAXMAN CANDLES FOLLOWED HIS DREAMQUITE SUCCESSFULLY.
April 30, 1998
Special to Journal-World Waxman Candles started with a man, a $4.95 mail-order candle-making kit, and a dream.
INDIAN ARTS SHOW SEEKING ENTRIES
April 30, 1998
Entries are being sought from American Indian artists for the 10th annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show, slated from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25 at Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology. American Indian artists also can take part in the 10th annual Indian Market at Haskell Indian Nations University Sept. 12 and 13.
S ERNST AND SON HARDWARE STORE.
April 30, 1998
Special to Journal-World “I need a snake!” announces the distraught customer upon bursting through the front door. She has come to the right place. Brent Taylor, sales clerk at Ernst and Son Hardware, determines what is needed. Somewhere in the store’s abundant inventory, he locates a snake of the proper dimensions to unclog a toilet.
THE CLINTON LAKE MUSEUM IS KICKING OFF ITS OPENING THIS WEEKEND.
April 30, 1998
The Underground Railroad is more than just a footnote in the history of the Lawrence area, and Martha Parker is helping bring it to life through the Clinton Lake Museum. Parker, the director of the museum, will be on hand Saturday when the museum opens for the season with a number of activities celebrating the Underground Railroad.
KANSANS FOR LIFE LEADER SAYS
April 30, 1998
David Miller of Eudora is expected to announce his candidacy for governor next week.
LOOKS ARE HIGHLY IMPORTANT TO TEENSAND JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY FEELS A LITTLE DEPRESSED SOMETIMES, LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SAY.
April 30, 1998
A new survey by USA Weekend of teens across the country shows most are happy about themselves — but they would like to improve their looks. The survey also says more than half of teens say they’re occasionally “really depressed.” And it indicates a majority say they don’t talk much with their parents.
KU PROF COACHING ACTORS IN ANG LEE MOVIE
April 30, 1998
Paul Meier not only is teaching the cast the right dialects, but he also is playing a character in the film.
THE ANNUAL OUTDOOR MUSIC CONCERT TYPICALLY DRAWS 8,000 PEOPLE.
April 30, 1998
Thousands of music lovers are expected to be on Kansas University’s Campanile Hill Saturday for this year’s Day on the Hill. Among those in attendance will be two people of special interest to Greg Franklin, guitarist for The Believe It or Nots!, one of four local bands on the outdoor concert’s lineup. “My parents are coming up from Arkansas to see us play for the first time,” he said. “They’ve seen and heard tapes of us before, but they’ve never seen us in person.”
S LEARNED A LOT BY TOILING BEHIND FUTURE HALL OF FAMER JOHN STOCKTON.
April 30, 1998
Former Kansas point guard Jacque Vaughn played in just 45 of Utah’s 82 games during the NBA’s regular season. Vaughn, a rookie first-round draft pick last year, remains buried on the bench during the Jazz’s first-round playoff series against Houston.
APPELLATE COURT GETS 1ST BRIEFS IN SLT CASE
April 30, 1998
Arguments in the appeals phase of the South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit are under way with the filing of briefs last week.
VIRGINIA EDITH JOHANNING
April 30, 1998
Services for Virginia Edith Johanning, 71, Baldwin, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. John’s United Church of Christ. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Mrs. Johanning was born June 17, 1926, in Trece, the daughter of Archie and Claudia Thomas White. She grew up in the Mineral Point, Mo., area and attended schools there. She completed her education in the St. Louis area.
LOCAL SPORTS
April 30, 1998
Tour du Parc Sunday: Kansas Trails Council is sponsoring a Tour du Parc mountain bike race on Sunday at Clinton State Park. More than $1,200 in prizes will be awarded in nine divisions. The race will commemorate 10 years of single-track mountain bike trails in the park. For information, call Carl Ringler at 843-9141. *
KU TO RECEIVE $220,0000 EDUCATION GRANT
April 30, 1998
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., announced Wednesday that Kansas University will receive a $220,000 grant for a doctoral and postdoctoral training program for special education personnel. The KU program is designed to increase the quantity and improve the quality of personnel trained to serve infants, toddlers, children and youths with disabilities.
BIRTHS
April 30, 1998
Glen and Sarah Kerr, a boy, Perry, Tuesday. Mona Heasty and Craig Goscha, a girl, Lawrence, Wednesday.
HOW MANY KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL STATE TROOPERS ARE ASSIGNED TO WORK IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, EXCLUDING THE KANSAS TURNPIKE? HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO SHAWNEE COUNTY AND RENO COUNTY?
April 30, 1998
There are three road officers and a supervisor assigned to Douglas County, said Kansas Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Bruce. There are 18 officers assigned to Shawnee County, and three officers and a supervisor assigned to Reno County, he said.
CREATOR TAKES NEW AIM AT CORPORATE AMERICA.
April 30, 1998
Associated Press Writer Chicago — The Dow is hovering around 9,000, unemployment is as low as it has been since the days of disco, and Michael Moore is glum as can be — even after a night at the Ritz.
MILDRED E. PARKS
April 30, 1998
Services for Mildred E. Parks, 72, Lawrence, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Cremation will follow the services.
STATION?
April 30, 1998
“Channel 48 will be updated with the current mayor,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. How many Kansas Highway Patrol state troopers are assigned to work in Douglas County, excluding the Kansas Turnpike? How does that compare to Shawnee County and Reno County?
BROWN SERVICES
April 30, 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.
GILBERT COMBINES VIRTUOSO GUITARVOCALS
April 30, 1998
Vance Gilbert is known for his humorous stage show, but behind the banter resides the watchful heart of a serious songwriter.
BAD RECORDKEEPING CITED IN DESOTO OUSTER
April 30, 1998
Poorly documented expense vouchers and political vindictiveness apparently contributed to the dismissal of the leader of a DeSoto economic development outfit.