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SCHOOL BOARD TO VOTE ON BUDGET
August 5, 1998
The 1998-1999 school budget tops the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Lawrence school board. Even so, Assistant Supt. Craig Fiegel said he doesn’t expect budget talks to present any major problems.
CORRECTION
August 5, 1998
In a recent story about changes in the Sunflower Cable channel lineup, some prices may have been unclear. The Movie Channel-Showtime package is $10.95 per month. Previously, Showtime cost $9.50 per month.
S ADDRESS AND ALSO WHAT IS HIS RANK?
August 5, 1998
Neil Armstrong can be contacted at 777 Columbus Ave., Lebanon, Ohio 45036. Armstrong was a Navy pilot, but was a civilian when he entered NASA, so it lists him as such.
DOES THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FREE FAIR HAVE A RODEO THIS YEAR? IF NOT, WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?
August 5, 1998
The Monster Bull Jackpot, a bull-riding competition, will be at 7:30 tonight at the fairgrounds. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door, and may be purchased at Vanderbilt’s.
TOO TAXING
August 5, 1998
A move to raise the tax lid in Leavenworth County to pay for bridge and road improvements was defeated Monday. The vote:
BERKELEY PLAZA GETS APPLICATION EXTENSION
August 5, 1998
Developers looking for public help financing a rooftop parking garage in a proposed downtown shopping area have another month to get their plans in order. Berkeley Plaza Inc., which wants to build a retail-residential area southeast of Ninth and New Hampshire streets, received a 30-day extension to get in an application for tax-increment financing (TIF), a method of financing public improvements using anticipated tax revenues generated by such a project.
LIONS CLUB OFFERS HEALTH SCREENINGS
August 5, 1998
Free vision, glaucoma, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar tests will be offered from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit will be parked at the fairgrounds and open to all.
PREPARING FOR FAIR IS HARD WORK
August 5, 1998
Raising sheep for the Douglas County Free Fair teaches three brothers about responsibility.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
August 5, 1998
* Lawrence police arrested Trenace Ann Turner, 29, of Houston, on charges on theft greater than $500 and less than $25,000, theft of services less than $500, and obstruction on the legal process. She was booked at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday into Douglas County Jail and was being held on $3,500 bond. * Lawrence police arrested Tara Patrice White, 25, of Dallas, an charges on theft greater than $500 and less than $25,000 and theft of services less than $500. She was booked at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday into Douglas County Jail and was being held on $2,000 bond.
BALDWIN QUESTION
August 5, 1998
Baldwin voters defeated a proposal to levy an additional mill in property taxes for recreation programs. The vote:
GRAVES TOPS MILLER
August 5, 1998
Gov. Bill Graves’ landslide victory over GOP rival David Miller set up a November showdown against Democrat Tom Sawyer.
KU FELLOWSHIP GETS $250,000 BOOST FROM FIRM
August 5, 1998
A professor’s relationship with a former graduate student pays off for KU.
DEVELOPER WAR RAGES IN SHAWNEE COUNTY
August 5, 1998
Mike O’Donnell, Wakarusa Valley’s executive director, uses phrases like “guerrilla warfare” and “hostile takeover” to describe his little outfit’s tangle with the Emporia-based group.
INJURY ACCIDENTS
August 5, 1998
* Emmitt Dameron, 59, Vassar, was listed in serious condition at Columbia Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was taken by helicopter after the truck he was driving was struck by a train about four miles west of Ottawa, Franklin County authorities reported Tuesday night. Dameron was driving a Kansas City Power and Light Co. service truck attempting to cross the tracks when the front of the truck was struck about 10:15 a.m. Monday. Dameron was trapped in the vehicle 15 to 20 minutes before he was freed. He was taken by ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, then flown to Overland Park.
RUBIE KING ROBERTS
August 5, 1998
Services for Rubie King Roberts, 88, Hutchinson, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson.
STILLTHREAT
August 5, 1998
Boxer Mike Tyson shows little evidence of controlling his emotions well enough to be allowed back into the ring. Boxer Mike Tyson still doesn’t get it.
WHEAT COMMISSION SHARES RECIPES
August 5, 1998
Has the Kansas Wheat Commission come out with its 1998 booklet featuring recipes tested in their kitchen? Yes, the 1998 Kansas Wheat Commission Recipe booklets are available at K-State Research and Extension — Douglas County office, located on the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Just drop by or contact me, 843-7058, and I’d be happy to send one to you!
BIRTHS
August 5, 1998
Anissa and Tim Ebertfon, a boy, Lawrence, Tuesday.
SHOE STORE ROBBER ENTERS GUILTY PLEA
August 5, 1998
The second of two men charged in federal court for robberies in Lawrence, Ottawa and Olathe pleaded guilty in the case. The charges against Derrick V. Johnson, 26, Lawrence, stemmed from an October 1996 robbery at Payless Shoesource, 1300 W. 23rd, and two earlier robberies in the region.
3RD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE OFF TO A BOISTEROUS BEGINNING
August 5, 1998
Dennis Moore was an easy winner in the 3rd District Democratic primary, while incumbent Jim Ryun took the Republican nomination for the 2nd District.
S LEE ARENA IN TOPEKA.
August 5, 1998
Tipoff for the all-star contest is approximately 8 p.m. — 30 minutes after the girls’ 6 p.m. all-star game. Crider, a 6-foot-3 guard, will be recognized today as Mr. Kansas Basketball during a reception at 2:30 p.m. in a cafeteria at Washburn University’s Student Union. He will play for the North team.
BASKETBALL CAMP. ON TUESDAY, PIERCE, THE NO. 1 PICK OF THE BOSTON CELTICS, WAS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE CAMP.
August 5, 1998
If Paul Pierce knew there was going to be a prolonged NBA lockout, he just might have stayed at Kansas University for his senior season. “If somebody was going to tell me the NBA would go on hold for a year, I’d probably say, yeah, I would have stayed in school,” Pierce, the Boston Celtics’ first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft, said Tuesday before speaking to Roy Williams’ basketball campers at Allen Fieldhouse.
JOHN BACON DEFEATED DAN NEUENSWANDER FOR THE 3RD DISTRICT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REPUBLICAN NOMINATION.
August 5, 1998
It came down to the wire and when the final votes were cast, education newcomer John Bacon reigned victorious with 56 percent of the vote over opponent Dan Neuenswander for the State Board of Education 3rd District Republican nomination. Bacon, an Olathe upstart whose sole political experience is serving on the Olathe City Council, beat Neuenswander, an education veteran, for a chance to run against Lawrence Democrat John “Jack” Davidson in November. The winner of that race will serve on the 10-member Kansas State Board of Education, and will replace Kevin Gilmore, who is retiring.
RUGG PULLS CARPET OUT FROM RHEA
August 5, 1998
Caren Rugg defeated Matthew Rhea in the Democratic primary for the 10th District Kansas House seat, which includes Franklin and southern Douglas counties.
WINNING RECIPE GETS YOU GOING IN THE MORNING
August 5, 1998
OK, people. Wake up. Lisa Pentecost, Lawrence, has a breakfast dish that serves as a wake-up call for the hungry. Seven could be her new lucky number, too, because she won $20 for sending The Journal-World her recipe for Seven Eggs.
S ELIGIBLE VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THE POLLS.
August 5, 1998
Douglas County’s registered voters continued an unenviable tradition Tuesday: They stayed away from the primary election polls in droves.
BASKETBALL CAMPERS ON TUESDAY AFTER DELIVERING A 20-MINUTE SPEECH:
August 5, 1998
Q — Did you always want to play in the NBA? A — “When I was growing up, I played baseball and football. I didn’t start playing basketball until I was 11 or 12. I watched Cal Ripken and Joe Montana and thought I’d play those sports for a living. I was ready to give up basketball in the 10th grade, but my mom told me to stick with it. After my 10th-grade year, it was basketball full-time. I gave up the other sports.”
MUSEUM TO REMAIN CLOSED TODAY
August 5, 1998
The Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., will remain closed to the public today for electrical repair work. Museum director Steve Jansen said new electrical wiring has been installed, but that inspectors still need to check the work before power can be restored.
SALINASALINA CLAIMED THE AMERICAN LEGION CLASS AAA STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 5-2 VICTORY OVER MCPHERSON ON MONDAY AT DEAN EVANS STADIUM.
August 5, 1998
Salina (33-17) will play AA state champion Pratt (32-14) in a best-of-three series, starting on Friday in Pratt. The winner will advance to next week’s regional tournament in Omaha, Neb. Lawrence’s Raiders placed third at state. Their losses came to Salina and McPherson.
THUMBS DOWN GIVEN TO INCREASE OF TAX LID
August 5, 1998
Leavenworth County voters by nearly a 2-1 margin defeated a proposal that would have allowed the county commission to raise the property tax lid for new roads and bridges.
QB JONAS WEATHERBIE AND RECEIVER ANTON PAIGE ARE AMONG THE 34 FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS EXPECTED TO REPORT TO KANSAS UNIVERSITY TODAY.
August 5, 1998
Fall almost has fallen, and the Weatherbie household is springing into action. But that’s to be expected with a head college football coach and a soon-to-be college football player under one roof.
WITH PHASE I OF MEMORIAL STADIUM RENOVATION NEARLY COMPLETE, KU OFFICIALS ARE ALREADY PERUSING FURTHER UPGRADES.
August 5, 1998
Phase I of the renovation project at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium is nearing completion. Phase II of the project — construction of a new press box with private suites — will be under way soon.
JUDGES GO THROUGH HUNDREDS OF ENTRIES TO CHOOSE THE BEST FOODS OF THE FAIR IN THE OPEN CLASS AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FREE FAIR.
August 5, 1998
Piles of cookies. Rows of cakes. Stacks of bread. And just two judges. Bobbie Clough and Rosemary Lowe plunged into more than 200 entries in the open class food division at the Douglas County Free Fair Tuesday morning. The two took slices of each baked entry, tasting and testing.
CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM STILL IN FAIR CONDITION
August 5, 1998
The high beams on a car parked on the wrong side of the road temporarily blinded the driver of a truck that struck a 12-year-old.
GROCERY STORE ROBBER REMAINS AT LARGE
August 5, 1998
A man who robbed a North Lawrence grocery store remained at large Tuesday, but police have a description of the vehicle believed to have been used in the getaway. The man didn’t show a gun or other weapon after entering Chris’s Fresh Market Place at 608 N. Second. After walking through the store for a minute, he approached the cashier, told him to open the register, and grabbed two fistfuls of money.
MOVING DAY BRINGS FIRE SAFETY WARNINGS
August 5, 1998
As many people in Lawrence move into new homes this week, it may be a good idea to make sure they are fire-safe. Rich Barr, the Lawrence-Douglas County fire marshal, said that after moving in, residents should check for smoke detectors and make sure the batteries are working.
RULE REQUIRES REMOVAL OF ELECTION SIGNS WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER PRIMARY VOTE
August 5, 1998
A relatively low-key primary election has meant relatively few election signs posted around Lawrence. Property owners now have two weeks to remove election signs, according to a city ordinance.
CITY ENDORSES BUDGET FOR 1999
August 5, 1998
Commissioners still must approve the budget Aug. 18 for it to become official.
WEB SITE SIMPLIFIES JOB SEARCH
August 5, 1998
Visitors to the Douglas County Fair can take a break from traditional activities and do some hi-tech job hunting at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s booth. The chamber has set up an Internet link to demonstrate and allow visitors to use the NationJob Network, a national job bank that lists hundreds of jobs available in the Lawrence area.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
August 5, 1998
* Lawrence police arrested Trenace Ann Turner, 29, of Houston, on charges on theft greater than $500 and less than $25,000, theft of services less than $500, and obstruction on the legal process. She was booked at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday into Douglas County Jail and was being held on $3,500 bond. * Lawrence police arrested Tara Patrice White, 25, of Dallas, an charges on theft greater than $500 and less than $25,000 and theft of services less than $500. She was booked at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday into Douglas County Jail and was being held on $2,000 bond.
WHAT IS THE NORMAL BAROMETRIC PRESSURE? WHAT MAKES UP THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE?
August 5, 1998
The air’s pressure is caused by the weight of the air pressing down on the Earth, according to USA Today’s Internet Web site. Earth’s gravity causes the downward force known as “weight.” Since the pressure depends on the amount of air above the point where you’re measuring the pressure, you’ll find that the pressure falls as you go higher, according to USA Today.
BALDWIN VOTERS REJECT SPENDING FOR RECREATION
August 5, 1998
Baldwin area voters said “no” to paying more for recreation programs.
CITY HIKES WATER TREATMENT COSTS
August 5, 1998
Looks like it’ll cost more to turn on faucets and water lawns in Baldwin next year. Baldwin officials will be faced with raising their water rates nearly 4 percent for next year, thanks to the Lawrence City Commission’s decision Tuesday to boost wholesale water rates.
ALLIEDSIGNAL MOUNTING TAKEOVER BID
August 5, 1998
AlliedSignal Inc., a diversified manufacturer, said Tuesday it would launch a $9.8 billion hostile takeover attempt for AMP Inc., a maker of electrical connecting devices. AlliedSignal made the offer after AMP, which is a leader in its industry but has been struggling with weak markets, ignored the company’s requests to discuss such a transaction.
K-10 CRASH LANDS TRIO IN HOSPITAL
August 5, 1998
A one-vehicle rollover Tuesday on Kansas Highway 10 put three men in the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol said that Landon McKinnis, 21, of Shawnee, was driving westbound on K-10 when his vehicle left the road and dipped into the grassy median. McKinnis corrected and lost control, rolling the 1986 Chevrolet Blazer a few times in the median about 5:30 p.m., according to witnesses.
100 YEARS AGO
August 5, 1998
On Aug. 5, 1898, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “In remarking about the cutting down of the big hill east of Lecompton George Martin…says `The Santa Fe is changing the face of nature with its rock crusher at Lecompton. A great hill east of the depot is disappearing. The Santa Fe is doing some very fine and enduring work between Lawrence and Topeka.’ The passenger who rode over the line when it was first built, and who makes a trip over it now, is the only one who can realize how great the improvements have been, and how great they are. The early roads of Kansas, like the early settlers of Kansas, were not quite sure of their position. They did not know but a law would be passed or a raid made that would drive them out.”