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DIRECTOR OF CENTER LEAVING
August 4, 1998
The coordinator of the Roger Hill Volunteer Center will be leaving her post after Monday.
MILDRED FERN HUTCHISON
August 4, 1998
Graveside services for Mildred Fern Hutchison, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Miss Hutchison died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
CROSSWALK ATTENTION
August 4, 1998
Repainting school crosswalks and stepping up enforcement efforts should accompany the opening of local public schools. With Lawrence public schools scheduled to open in about three weeks, now is the time for local school and city officials to double-check street crosswalk markings throughout the city.
STORMS BRING RAIN STATISTICS UP TO PAR
August 4, 1998
A recent spate of thunderstorms has pushed year-to-date rainfall totals to normal or above-normal levels in the Lawrence area. As of Monday, 20.19 inches had fallen at Kansas University, according to weather observer and KU student Mick McGuire. The normal for the year is 21.30 inches as of Monday, he said.
HAROLD LUTZ WANTS THE ROAD SERVING HIS HOME TO BE A PUBLIC ROAD.
August 4, 1998
When Harold Lutz received permission from the Douglas County Commission in 1996 to build a road on his land southeast of Lawrence, he left believing it was a public road. County records indicate otherwise.
BUILDING CONTINUES TO ROLL ON IN CITY
August 4, 1998
The value of Lawrence-area construction continues to increase even as the state values decline.
EARLY DISMISSAL
August 4, 1998
To the editor: I have lived in Lawrence for over 20 years and have a daughter entering the eighth grade. I am very confused and troubled by the district’s recent decision to have early release for all students in grades 1-9 every Wednesday during the coming school year. I am troubled by how the decision was made to enact this schedule change.
S CONDITION UPGRADED
August 4, 1998
A 12-year-old girl who was hit by a car while standing in someone’s yard Sunday morning is recovering in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital. Kendra Toshavik was helping Noel Alfred George, who delivers newspapers, on Sunday morning when the accident occurred. According to Lawrence Police spokesman Matt Sarna, George, 18, had parked his 1955 Chevrolet pickup truck on the north side of 27th Street, facing east, near Missouri Street.
VOTING FULFILLS PRIMARY DUTY TODAY
August 4, 1998
Kansans have a chance to vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in primary election races involving Republican and Democratic party candidates.
MILDRED FERN HUTCHISON
August 4, 1998
Graveside services for Mildred Fern Hutchison, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Miss Hutchison died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LOTTERY LONG SHOT
August 4, 1998
The chances of an individual winning the lottery are slim, but the states who run the games always come out ahead. It is possible a record number of people participated in last week’s $296 million Powerball jackpot drawing. It was the largest jackpot in lottery history with ticket-buyers lining up for hours in the 20 states in which the lottery is operated.
BOARD APPROVES SCHOOL BUDGET
August 4, 1998
The DeSoto school board on Monday night approved a budget of about $13.5 million for the 1998-99 school year. Taxpayers in the district will see their mill levy decrease from 79.58 mills to 69.52 mills under the new budget, said Carol Farmer, community relations coordinator for the district.
IN 1898
August 4, 1998
On Aug. 4, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted a letter from Col. Fred Funston to Chas. Scott, Iola editor, and reprinted the following: “People in Kansas don’t seem to understand why we are not sent to the front when we are acknowledged to be the best regiment on the coast in the matter of drill and discipline. In selecting the regiments to go to Manila the authorities at Washington, and I mean the secretary of war, pay no attention to the recommendations of the generals in charge of the troops here, but are guided by the representations of the senators and representatives….I am bitterly opposed to the use of political influence in this way, and anxious as I am to get away, I will see the regiment gray before I will bore our congressional delegation to `leg’ for the regiment. Such business is unsoldierly.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
August 4, 1998
Michael R. Reynolds, 45, Lawrence, and Barbara A. Harper, 46, Lawrence. Jason Alvarado, 20, Leavenworth, and Camilla Jo Baba, 19, Lawrence.
IN THE SCHOOLS
August 4, 1998
Two programs that fight substance abuse in Lawrence public schools are set to receive some of the city’s revenues collected through alcohol taxes: Drug Free Schools: $40,000 to hire another prevention specialist, who organizes support groups and refers students to other community resources.
POLICE INVESTIGATE ACQUAINTANCE RAPE REPORT
August 4, 1998
Lawrence police are investigating an incident in which a 29-year-old Berryton woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance. The incident reportedly occurred between 10:30 p.m. July 25 and 8 a.m. July 26 in an apartment in the 1500 block of Kentucky.
TAX ON ALCOHOL TO BOOST COFFERS OF LOCAL AGENCIES
August 4, 1998
Alcohol- and drug-abuse prevention, intervention and treatment programs are poised to share money collected through the sales of alcohol in Lawrence.
DID THE 1998 LEGISLATURE PASS A TAX EXEMPTION ON HOME-IMPROVEMENT REPAIR AND WHAT TAX IS EXEMPT?
August 4, 1998
The 1998 Kansas Legislature, effective July 1, exempted from state and local sales tax all purchased labor services used in home remodeling and other residential improvements. Kansas Department of Revenue has been liberal in its interpretation of the new exemption, allowing for home improvements ranging from carpet installation to landscaping to swimming pool repairs.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
August 4, 1998
Gina Ann Black and baby boy, Lawrence. Amy Lynn Whitson and baby girl, Lawrence.
BASEHOR-LINWOOD SCHEDULES CAR SHOW
August 4, 1998
The second annual Basehor-Linwood car show will be Sept. 27 at Basehor-Linwood High School. There will be 25 classes of antique, stock and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, with a special class for high school students. Entrants must register between 8 a.m. and noon the day of the event. The fee is $10.
I LOVE THE SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES BANNERS DOWNTOWN. WILL THERE BE ANY MORE IN THE FUTURE?
August 4, 1998
The current “Welcome Sunflower State Games” banners downtown and across the Kansas River bridges will be replaced at the end of August with “Welcome to Big Blue Weekends” banners, celebrating Kansas University football weekends, said Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau. The “Big Blue” banners will hang throughout the football season and be replaced with holiday banners when the season is over, Billings said. The banners are a project of the bureau.
MEDIATOR TO TRY HAND AT TEACHER DISPUTE
August 4, 1998
Now that an independent third party has been named to mediate the disagreement, talks can resume. But no meeting time has yet been scheduled.
S ACCESS LINE TONIGHT.
August 4, 1998
Dial 865-5000, and enter category 9311 for up-to-the-minute local returns in contested races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, state Board of Education, attorney general and insurance commissioner. The line will be updated as soon as returns are posted after polls close at 7 p.m.
CIGARETTE SUIT NAMES DILLONS
August 4, 1998
laws resulted in Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall filing suit against two Lawrence businesses.
S PLANS ON HOLD
August 4, 1998
Church pastor Jim Shaughnessy met with archdiocese officials on Monday to discuss the Lawrence parish’s options.
KANSAS OFFICIALS HOPE TO SELL OUT THE KANSAS-KANSAS STATE GAME BY THE END OF AUGUST, BUT MORE THAN 20,000 SEATS REMAIN.
August 4, 1998
Phones were ringing steadily in the Kansas University athletics ticket office on Monday. That was the first day fans could buy single-game tickets for the Kansas-Kansas State football game without having to purchase tickets to another KU home game as well.
COUNTY PEEVED ABOUT COPIER PRICE TAG
August 4, 1998
County commissioners struggle with an extra $1,000 for a copier they believe should cost less because of a contract.
IS JOHN RIGGINS REALLY LIVING ON STREETS? CAN YOU GIVE US AN UPDATE ON HIS CAREER AND LIFE?
August 4, 1998
If Riggins, a standout running back at Kansas University from 1968-70 and MVP of the 1983 Super Bowl, is living in the streets it’s news to his mother who still lives in Centralia where John starred as a high school football player. Mrs. Riggins says John and his second wife, Lisa, live in New York City with their 2-year-old daughter. Riggins will commute, she said, to Washington, D.C., during the ‘98 NFL season to do local television shows on the Redskins.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 4, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A computer and speakers valued on a police report at $2,900 were stolen between 5:20 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. Sunday from an apartment in the 2000 block of West Sixth.
POLICE INVESTIGATING GROCERY STORE ROBBERY
August 4, 1998
Lawrence police on Monday night were investigating the robbery of a North Lawrence grocery store. Police said a man about 8:20 p.m. entered Chris’s Market, formerly known as Roger’s IGA, 608 N. Second, and demanded cash.
BEDORE COLUMN
August 4, 1998
Hoops notes compiled on the first day of the third and final session of Kansas University coach Roy Williams’ summer basketball camp. Incoming KU freshman John Crider will be recognized as “Mr. Kansas Basketball” at a Kansas Basketball Coaches Association reception at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of the Washburn University Student Union in Topeka.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
August 4, 1998
* A 1991 Corvette was scratched between 9 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of West 23rd, causing $1,200 in damage. * Lawrence police on Monday night arrested Souner Chance Crain, 23, Lawrence, on a warrant for aggravated battery. Details of the arrest weren’t immediately available. Crain was being held Monday night without bond in the Douglas County Jail.