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SYLVIS YVONNE BYFORD
August 1, 1998
Services for Sylvis Yvonne Byford, 74, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City. Mrs. Byford died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SUNFLOWER CABLEVISION SPROUTS NEW CHANNELS
August 1, 1998
Sunflower Cablevision subscribers will notice several changes in their service beginning today, including new stations and a new newscast.
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO MEMBERS OF THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DEBATED THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE STUDENT SENATE TAKING OUT A PAID MEMBERSHIP IN THE LAWRENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THE C
August 1, 1998
Some members of the student committee disagreed with the membership and said the $175 could have been better spent helping to pay for “software for our computers or something else.” One student said, “to pay a fee to join the chamber doesn’t really make much sense when groups can do it just as easily themselves,” adding that the money would be better spent on regional or national student advocacy groups. The most disappointing part of the debate were the comments of several student leaders who did not hide their dislike or mistrust of anything to do with business.
S PLANS UNWRAPPED
August 1, 1998
Its name is a tad misleading. “We’re about as far east as they’ve gotten,” said Joseph Warner, who’s opening a franchise New York Burrito store on Massachusetts Street.
FOUL WATER SITUATION CLEARED UP
August 1, 1998
It may smell odd and taste a bit musty in a few areas of town, but utilities officials insist the city’s water remains safe to drink.
APPLICATIONS FOR ARTS FUNDING AVAILABLE
August 1, 1998
The Kansas Arts Commission is taking applications for its Individual Artist Program, which includes the Kansas Touring Program and the Kansas Artist Fellowships and Mini-Fellowships. The application deadline for the Kansas Touring Program is Monday. The deadline for the fellowships and mini-fellowships is Oct. 19.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL DISTANCE A TRAILER CAN BE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER IN A TRAILER PARK? IS THERE A LIMIT OF SO MANY FEET?
August 1, 1998
Lee Smith, the city’s zoning enforcement officer, provided the following information: * The city’s first zoning ordinance, approved in 1966, included the following restriction regarding mobile homes: “All buildings and mobile homes sites shall be located not less than five (5) feet from all lot lines.”
HOMER EDWIN CHAPMAN JR.
August 1, 1998
Services for Homer Edwin “Ed” Chapman Jr., 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Mr. Chapman died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in rural Lawrence.
ENOCH E. WRIGHT
August 1, 1998
Services for Enoch E. Wright, 81, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, north of Oskaloosa. Mr. Wright died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
MARY JO NASH
August 1, 1998
Services for Mary Jo Nash, 58, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Nash died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
CHRISTIAN BERNEKING III
August 1, 1998
Private services for Christian Louis Berneking III, 86, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. Mr. Berneking died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in Lawrence.
S LARGEST ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAWYERS, WAS EXTENDED TO JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS THE WAY SO MANY OF HIS SPEAKING INVITATIONS AREWITH A RUBBER BAND ATTACHED.
August 1, 1998
No sooner did news of the offer surface, than an influential group of the organization’s leaders tried to have the invite revoked. And in the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s address, there were grumblings and murmurs from Thomas’ detractors. Some of his opponents even distributed fliers suggesting that audience members walk out when Thomas rose to speak. It didn’t happen. To their credit, the nearly 2,000 black lawyers and judges gave Thomas what he so richly deserves, a respectful hearing.
RURAL METH LAB BUST SHOWS SIGN OF TIMES
August 1, 1998
Just weeks after moving to the rural Franklin County town of Centropolis, a man and woman face charges of operating a methamphetamine lab from their trailer.
SCHOOL MOVE DOUBLES ITS SIZE
August 1, 1998
Lawrence’s Center for Training in Business and Industry is doubling its size, adding faculty and planning new classes. The business school, which was purchased this summer by Manufacturers Technical Institute of Kansas City, wants to move to 4824 Quail Crest Place in mid-September.
TEEN UNCOOPERATIVE IN GUNSHOT PROBE
August 1, 1998
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the hand this week, but police say he’s not cooperating with their investigation. A friend of the Lawrence boy took him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, and doctors called police because they are required to report gunshot wounds. Although he answered questions at first, Detective John Lewis said he became evasive when police began to dissect his story.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS OFFERS STAR GAZING
August 1, 1998
The Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake is offering an evening of astronomy tonight at Bloomington Park area. Bruce Twarog, a astronomer and physicist at Kansas University, will give a presentation on astronomy at 8:30 p.m. at Bloomington Park in the amphitheater. There will be a telescope at the park.
DANCE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PARISHES
August 1, 1998
A dance will be held tonight to benefit the building funds for St. John the Evangelist and Corpus Christi parishes. Arnie Johnson and the Midnight Special Band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd.
TRIAL ORDERED IN HOMICIDE
August 1, 1998
Three Lawrence men will face murder charges in the death of a friend who was shot while allegedly helping them rob a house. All of the defendants in the May 27 shooting appeared in court Friday morning, where District Judge Robert Fairchild heard the last of the testimony during their preliminary hearing. Following the hearing, Fairchild said the charges would stand and set another court appearance for Aug. 20, when a trial date will be set.
GETTING INFORMED
August 1, 1998
The Journal-World’s online edition launched its political site on June 10, the deadline for candidates to file for Tuesday’s primary. On the site you’ll find the latest election stories from the J-W’s staff and from our wire services.
HOMER EDWIN CHAPMAN JR.
August 1, 1998
Services for Homer Edwin “Ed” Chapman Jr., 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Mr. Chapman died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in rural Lawrence.
PARTING GIFTS
August 1, 1998
News that Wichita State’s retiring president will receive a golden parachute of $76,300 raises some interesting questions. Is there any universal guideline for salaries, severance pay or retirement gifts paid to university chancellors/presidents?
IN 1898
August 1, 1998
On Aug. 1, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted “The weeds and grass along the city parks are very badly in need of cutting; there are other places in town just as bad, but the city can do nothing till its own weeds are cut.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
POSTAL SERVICE CHANGES ITS STEP
August 1, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service has spent the last decade encouraging homeowners with door delivery to get their mailboxes off the porch.
ABUSED PIT BULL CONFISCATED
August 1, 1998
Animal control officers seized another pit bull in what’s becoming a disturbing trend in Lawrence.
EMPLOYEE SUSPECTED IN MONEY ORDER THEFTS
August 1, 1998
A convenience store employee and her friend are suspects in the theft of more than $2,000 from the store. The two 18-year-olds allegedly cashed eight separate money orders from Miller Mart, 1910 Haskell, during a four-day period from July 16 to July 19. The alleged thefts were reported by Miller Mart representatives to police on July 21, according to the report, which was made available to the public Friday.
TRADE STATUS
August 1, 1998
To the editor: Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives renewed Most Favored Nation status to China (MFN). Despite the arguments put forth by small but vocal groups opposing MFN, Vince Snowbarger, Olathe, had the vision and wisdom to support this vital initiative.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 1, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Eighteen pieces of siding and 150 2-by-4 studs were reported stolen from the 800 block of Michigan Circle between 10 a.m. July 25 and 6:30 a.m. Monday. Total loss was $1,216.
STEWART EARNED LOW AMATEUR HONORS
August 1, 1998
ISENHOUR WINS KANSAS OPEN
August 1, 1998
FORMER JAYHAWK TO APPEAR IN COURT
August 1, 1998
A former Jayhawk basketball player is scheduled to appear next week in a Reno County courtroom to answer charges that he exposed himself on at least five separate occasions. Billy David Williams II, known as B.J. Williams, was arrested Thursday night on campus by Kansas University police, following an investigation into reports that he exposed himself on at least five separate occasions at his Hutchinson apartment complex.
WHEN WILL THE NEXT HUNTER SAFETY CLINIC BE GOING ON IN THE LAWRENCE AREA?
August 1, 1998
None is scheduled in Lawrence. However, a hunter safety clinic will start on Aug. 10 at Johnson County Community College (913) 469-2323, another on Aug. 11 at the Overland Park American Legion (913) 236-6112, and a third on Aug. 12 at Washburn University in Topeka (785) 272-8036.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
August 1, 1998
Mary Ann Phelps and baby girl, Lawrence. Heather Gay Seratte and baby boy, Lawrence.