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WHICH DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS PAID FOR AND SUPPORTED THE RECENT STUDY REGARDING EXCESS COMMERCIAL SPACE IN LAWRENCE?
August 3, 1998
The recent version of “Retail Market Dynamics” was paid for by the city of Lawrence. This was the fourth year that Kirk McClure, associate professor of urban planning at Kansas University, had done the study. It was the first time the city paid for it. It will be the topic of a city study session in mid-August. How do I get in touch with Jeopardy!?
RAIDERS THIRD AT STATE
August 3, 1998
Lee Ice couldn’t complain after Lawrence’s season-ending 4-1 loss to McPherson on Sunday at the American Legion state baseball tournament. The Raiders, 2-2 at the tournament, finished the season 33-15 and placed third of eight teams for the Legion’s best finish at state in 25 years. What’s more 11 of the 16 team members return next season.
MOVERS STORM STORES FOR HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
August 3, 1998
Local retailers are keeping busy supplying household goods and cleaning products to people moving into new residences.
HOW MUCH OF THE BUDGET FOR LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS PUBLICLY FUNDED? PLEASE GIVE THE PERCENTAGE AND DOLLAR AMOUNT, IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE TOTAL LMH BUDGET.
August 3, 1998
According to Janice Early-Weas, director of community relations for the hospital, LMH receives no tax support from the City of Lawrence or Douglas County. The hospital’s operating expense budget — about $49.5 million for 1998 — is supported by revenues from services rendered to patients. About 55 percent of LMH revenues are from government-related health care insurers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Those programs are supported by tax money, but it is not collected by local governments.
LAWRENCE CONSIDERS ANOTHER SISTER CITY
August 3, 1998
Lawrence is looking for a new sister. In time for New Year’s Day 2000, Lawrence’s Sister Cities Advisory Board hopes to have another community with which to exchange culture, education, sports, work, friendships and everything else that goes along with having another member of the family.
COUNTY FAIR FANFARE COMMENCES TODAY
August 3, 1998
Events ranging from a petting zoo to a demolition derby will be held at the Douglas County Free Fair, which kicks off today and runs through Saturday.
CHANGE POSSIBLE
August 3, 1998
To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter of July 25 written by KU professor Charlene Muehlenhard regarding therapies associated with homosexual change. Although my response is not from professional experience, as was Mr. Magruder’s July 29 letter (of which I agreed with some of his points), it does spring from a sincere, concerned heart.
COUNTY PRIMED FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS
August 3, 1998
Some Douglas County voters will be voting at different locations in the primary.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 3, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Dolls, ceramics and other items valued on a police report at $1,348 were stolen between 6 p.m. March 16 and noon July 23 from a storage facility in the 800 block of East Ninth.
TEAM WORK
August 3, 1998
The Breastfeeding Action Team of Douglas County consists of Aynsley Anderson, Juanita Bohnstedt and Ronda Bearshear, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Diane Pope, Gayle Lopes and Penny Osborne, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department; and Terrell Graham, Lawrence La Leche League. Each member of the team counsels and supports women who want to breastfeed their babies. The team’s goal is to work with families and healthcare professionals to provide support and accurate, current information about the importance of breastfeeding. Feel free to call members with your questions. World Breastfeeding Week ends Friday.
S BUDGET IS SET FOR APPROVAL BY COMMISSIONERS AUG. 18, TO BE FORWARDED TO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY CLERK AUG. 21.
August 3, 1998
The budget includes financing for dozens of departments, programs and construction projects. Rates for various services are being considered at the same time as the overall budget at the request of commissioners, who wanted to see the “big picture” when determining costs to their customers.
S PROPOSED $79.3 MILLION BUDGET FOR 1999 IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ONE LAST TIME BEFORE IT BECOMES OFFICIAL LATER THIS MONTH.
August 3, 1998
Commissioners are scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing regarding the budget during their regular business meeting. The budget calls for a slight decrease in property-tax rates, a $5.2 million increase in spending and a variety of increases in rates for services.
16-UNDER REBELS WIN AGAIN IN SERIES
August 3, 1998
Lawrence’s 16-under Rebels improved to 2-1 in the National Baseball Congress World Series with an 11-6 victory over the Georgia Nomads Sunday. Dan Ford, 3-for-3 with an RBI, picked up the win to up his record to 7-2. Brandon Clinkinbeard earned the save and was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
IN 1898
August 3, 1998
On August 3, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted, as a result of the Spanish-American War, that “it is easy enough to say, `Keep the Philippines,’ and it is presumably easy to keep them; but what are we to do with them if we do retain possession of them? And why do we want them? Of what use will they be to us, either now or hereafter? This country is feeling a little gay now, as she has a right to feel, but we ought to take a sober second thought or two, perhaps three, before entering on a career of territorial aggrandizement. How would it do to annex Canada and Mexico before going to the other side of the world for a few scrubby little old islands inhabited by naked Malays?” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
SISTER CITY QUESTIONNAIRE
August 3, 1998
A search committee is asking the public for help in choosing which city should join Eutin, Germany, and Hiratsuka, Japan, as a Lawrence sister city. Questionnaires are available in the city manager’s office at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
HOSPITAL REPORT BIRTHS
August 3, 1998
Gina and Scott Black, Lawrence, a boy, Friday. Dr. Ashok Rau and Vindhya Chinthapally, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
August 3, 1998
* Approve appointment of Tom Gallegas to the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, as recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy. * Approve reappointments of Mildred Harkness to the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, and Pat Lehman, Ron Hurst and Stanley Rasmussen to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals/Sign Code Board of Appeals, as recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy.
FOUNTAIN RENOVATION IDEAS FLOW
August 3, 1998
The cost of renovating and restoring a historic fountain in South Park is estimated at $25,000 to $30,000. Organizers are hoping to have it done by the turn of the century.
THE SYSTEM WORKED
August 3, 1998
We need to consider how effectively the U.S. Capitol police officers measured up to a stern challenge rather than denigrating their sacrifices with petty second-guessing. Quite predictably, there was a rush by some critics of events at the nation’s Capitol building the past week to show how the incident could have been better handled.
POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO REPORTED RAPES
August 3, 1998
Lawrence police are investigating two reports of rape that occurred between Thursday night and Friday morning. In the first incident, a 34-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday in an apartment in the 500 block of California.
PRECINCT SEATS HOT ITEM FOR GOP
August 3, 1998
This year an unusual number of Republicans statewide are seeking the thankless job of precinct committee person.
CRIDER WORK ETHIC
August 3, 1998
The legend of John Crider and his work ethic keeps growing and growing and growing. Crider, a 6-foot-3 former Horton High basketball shooting guard, who soon will begin his freshman year at Kansas University, has spent an average of six hours a day, seven days a week shooting the basketball this summer.
S WAY IS BEST FOR BABIESMOMS
August 3, 1998
Breastfeeding is the healthy choice for a new beginning. By the Douglas County Breastfeeding Action Team
WHERE CAN SOMEONE WRITE TO RICHARD SIMMONS?
August 3, 1998
Write to Richard Simmons, 201 Port Jersey Blvd., Jersey City, N.J. 07306.
STARK SERVICES
August 3, 1998
Services for George Marlin “Pete” Stark, 82, Nortonville, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Stark died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH JEOPARDY!?
August 3, 1998
According to the Jeopardy! Web site, if you want tickets, you can write to Jeopardy! Tickets at P.O. Box 3763, Hollywood, Calif. 90028, or call (310) 244-8856 between noon and 6 p.m. Jeopardy! is a production of Columbia Tristar Television at 10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, Calif. 90232.
WEB CAMS OFFER SURFERS NEW WORLD VIEW
August 3, 1998
If you happened to be watching the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night, you probably saw the segment featuring “Jenny.” Jenny is a 22-year-old woman who has placed a video camera in her apartment. The camera is on all the time, sending pictures to a Web page where anyone in the world can observe whatever Jenny happens to be doing at any given moment. Her aim is to allow her life to be studied and observed much in the same way that we might watch a family of gibbons on some wildlife show on the Discovery Channel.
MCLOUTH ABUZZ FOR THRESHING BEE
August 3, 1998
Thousands of people will flood McLouth to reclaim a part of farm history during the 41st annual Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee.
TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT IN FINE SHAPE FOR GAMES
August 3, 1998
A Kansas University pharmacy student is enjoying the new freedom she received through her mother, who donated her kidney for a transplant.
VOLUNTEER AIMS FOR INTERNATIONAL AID WORK
August 3, 1998
Wendy Marshall believes her volunteer work with the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross is a great springboard to a career working as an administrator for an international nonprofit organization. “For me, it has a lot to do with (my) profession,” Marshall said. “I want to go into public policy and administration, and get a master’s in nonprofit management. I’d like to do this for a living. I get a lot of satisfaction out of knowing that I’m making a positive contribution to help people out. For me, the volunteer aspect is a way to get practical experience toward that goal.”