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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 11, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Makita drill and router and other tools were reported stolen from Lawrence Lumber Company, 706 E. 23rd, between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:25 a.m. Thursday. Total loss was $1,338.
SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCRAMBLE FOR SUBS
August 11, 1998
The Lawrence school district has divided its substitutes into two categories: regular and emergency.
ALLEN EXCITED ABOUT BRIGHT FUTURE
August 11, 1998
As tickled as he is about the upcoming football season, coach Terry Allen is even more optimistic about a few years down the road.
TONGANOXIE SCHOOLS APPROVE BUDGET
August 11, 1998
Tonganoxie - The Tonganoxie school board wants to move the Tonganoxie High School graduation back to a weekend. The board on Monday night discussed moving graduation to a Saturday next spring. No action was taken. But the board may vote on the matter in a few weeks, Supt. Richard Erickson said.
MOVEMENT AFOOT TO OUST MEMBERS OF OTTAWA BOARD
August 11, 1998
A recall drive against Ottawa school board members gathers steam. A challenged member says: Bring it on.
JETTA JEFFRIES LARSEN
August 11, 1998
A private service for immediate family is planned for Jetta Jeffries Larsen, 50, Lawrence. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka. She died Aug. 8, 1998, in Des Moines, Iowa.
DOUGLAS COUNTY RANKS THIRD IN THE STATE IN INDIVIDUAL WEALTH.
August 11, 1998
Lawrence-area wealth is not keeping pace with statewide increases, according to a new study, but is still well above the state average. “Douglas County is already one of the top counties in the state by wealth,” said David Darling, a Kansas State University economist. “It’s kind of hard to increase much when you’re way up there.”
GET COMFORTABLE
August 11, 1998
A study would determine whether cars and bikes can operate side-by-side in comfort along 11 city streets — and if not, recommend changes to help ease the tension. Here are the streets to be studied:
INTERSECTION UPGRADE
August 11, 1998
A massive expansion of the intersection at 15th and Iowa streets probably isn’t the city’s top traffic priority right now. It’s hard to imagine that the intersection at 15th and Iowa Streets presents the most pressing demand in Lawrence for $2 million in traffic improvements.
WEGNER SETTLES IN AT NO. 1
August 11, 1998
For the first time in his college career, Zac Wegner isn’t trying to become KU’s No. 1 quarterback. He’s already No. 1.
FORMER DELIVERY BOY RECIPIENT OF $50,000
August 11, 1998
Kent Eberhardt was 13 when he met Jack Lemons. Their friendship grew; as the years passed, they kept in touch by writing letters.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES BUDGET
August 11, 1998
The Oskaloosa school board on Monday night approved its budget for the 1998-99 school year. The budget for the upcoming year will be $4.39 million, about 2.3 percent higher than the current budget of $4.29 million, Supt. James White said.
WERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LOW-INCOME YOUTHS TO TRAVEL TO JAPAN FOR THE HIRATSUKA EXCHANGE? HOW MUCH DID IT COST THE YOUTHS TO GO ON THE TRIP?
August 11, 1998
According to information provided by Randy Weseman, assistant superintendent of Lawrence public schools, student delegates are required to submit essays and applications before being selected for the exchange. A committee consisting of members of the Friends of Hiratsuka review the applications and make selections. The overall value of the trip is about $4,000. Students selected for the trip are committed to providing $1,500 to offset expenses. The remaining balance is made up from donations, scholarship funds and the city of Hiratsuka.
WIDE RECEIVER TANNER HANCOCK WAS THE ONLY JAYHAWK WHO SUFFERED A SERIOUS SUMMERTIME INJURY. HANCOCK, A 5-FOOT-10, 170-POUND SOPHOMORE, SUFFERED A SEPARATED SHOULDER IN A WAKEBOARDING ACCIDENT BACK IN
August 11, 1998
“I was doing flips, and I just got up in the air,” Hancock said. “It didn’t feel too good. I’ve had broken bones and just about everything else. I’ve never felt anything like that. I looked down and my shoulder was hanging out of my armpit.” Hancock wore a sling for four weeks, and he said he suffered 95 percent nerve damage to his deltoid muscle.
OTTAWA SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES BUDGET
August 11, 1998
The Ottawa school board on Monday night approved a budget for the 1998-99 school year slightly higher than the current year’s budget. The board approved a $9.54 million budget for next year, slightly more than this year’s $9.37 million, board president Cheryl Sylvester said.
LIBRARY DISPLAYS PARODY QUILT
August 11, 1998
“Death Becomes Her,” a quilt parodying the death of Sunbonnet Sue, recently exhibited at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, will be on exhibit during the month of August at the Lawrence Public Library.
JOHN THEODORE GRACE
August 11, 1998
Memorial services for John Theodore Grace, 21, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Grace died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Lawrence.
BUILDING ACTIVITY IN CITY FALLS IN JULY
August 11, 1998
For the year to date, the value of building projects in Lawrence is up more than 40 percent from the same time a year ago.
IN 1898
August 11, 1998
On Aug. 11, 1898, the Lawrence Journal reported: “About 3 o’clock this morning the police of the city and the sheriff and his force made a raid on the bad houses in the east part of town, and 3 joints were cleaned out….A large quantity of beer was captured in the 3 joints, which are also tough houses harboring all kinds of vice.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
August 11, 1998
Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez likely will be a prime target of QB Elvis Grbac this season, which is just fine with Gonzalez.
PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY FOR THE 91ST ANNUAL VINLAND FAIR.
August 11, 1998
Volunteers daubed paint on the livestock barn Monday night while others put finishing touches to the newly renovated exhibit building. All was in anticipation of the 91st annual Vinland Fair, a three-day event that starts Thursday. “It’s unique because it’s a community fair, not a county fair,” said Nora Cleland, who with her husband, Miles, is co-president of the Vinland Fair Board. “It was founded by the Vinland Grange. When they realized that membership (in the Grange) was slipping, they had it rechartered as the Vinland community fair, which in fact it had been for many years.”
POLICE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT REPORTS
August 11, 1998
Police are investigating two reports of aggravated assault in which someone allegedly pointed a firearm at two different people in the 1000 block of Connecticut late Sunday and early Monday. In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl reported she had a gun pointed at her around midnight.
CITY TO CONSIDER BIKE-CAR COHABITATION STUDY
August 11, 1998
An engineering study would determine whether bicycles and automobiles can coexist comfortably on selected city streets.
NORTHWEST HOT FOR GROWTH
August 11, 1998
You might call it Lawrence’s northwest passage. Though development continues pushing Lawrence’s boundaries ever farther in all directions, northwest Lawrence appears to be hotter than the rest.
5-FOOT-LONG SNAKE SLITHERS INTO BARBECUE GRILL
August 11, 1998
A Lawrence man found a visitor inside his grill Monday: A 5-foot-long boa constrictor.
S LUNCH HOUR
August 11, 1998
Failure in an electrical switch in a downtown transformer left 11 customers — including a restaurant — without power on Monday afternoon. Power was cut for about 50 minutes when a switch failed in a transformer between the 1000 block of Massachusetts and Vermont streets.
NEW STUDENTS GET GLIMPSE AT SCHOOLS
August 11, 1998
Lawrence students learn their way around the city’s schools as enrollment begins.
BRIAN E. HAYWARD, 26, LAWRENCE, AND JULIE A. HARPER, 25, LAWRENCE
August 11, 1998
Jeffrey Alan Wacker, 26, Lawrence, and Christine Sperry Schweiger, 25, Lawrence Joseph William Alden, 27, Orange Park, Fla., and Gwendolyn Renee Mullens, 25, Orange Park, Fla.
TRIMBLE SERVICES
August 11, 1998
Services for Frederick W. Trimble, 82, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meriden United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow. Mr. Trimble died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
COUNTY GIVES OK FOR ANNEXATION
August 11, 1998
Douglas County commissioners on Monday approved a request from Eudora to annex three parcels of land. County administrator Craig Weinaug told the board the annexation request did not need the commission’s approval because the tracts of land were contiguous to a pre-existing “island” of Eudora, but he said it would be a good idea for the county to approve the annexation request.
MIND
August 11, 1998
The Perry-Lecompton school board on Monday night approved an engineering study for computerized environmental controls for the Perry-Lecompton High School. The engineering study, which will be conducted by a yet-to-be-determined company, will cost $3,000 to $4,000, Supt. Henry Murphy said.
AROUND THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FREE FAIR.
August 11, 1998
County Commissioner Dean Nieder said he overheard people at the fair talking about some cattle that had been virtually abandoned in the barns at the fairgrounds last week. On Monday, Nieder said he didn’t know much more than what he vaguely remembered: That someone had entered some cattle in the fair and didn’t come back to care for them. Nieder said his impression was that the fair board eventually called the cows’ owners to come take their livestock home.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE BROMELSICK FAMILY THAT LEFT MONEY FOR THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY?
August 11, 1998
Funds for the annual Christmas party were provided by Alfred Bromelsick, a local businessman who left his entire estate to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H organizations when he died in 1950. Bromelsick was involved in farming, banking and real estate. He never married.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
August 11, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Makita drill and router and other tools were reported stolen from Lawrence Lumber Company, 706 E. 23rd, between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:25 a.m. Thursday. Total loss was $1,338.
BENJAMIN LEIGH EDMONDS
August 11, 1998
Services for Benjamin Leigh Edmonds, 66, Berryton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Edmonds died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at his home.
BALDWIN PAYING OFF BONDS LOWERS DISTRICT BUDGET
August 11, 1998
The Baldwin school board on Monday night approved a budget for the upcoming year about half a million dollars less than the current budget. The board approved spending $8.9 million for the 1998-99 school year, down from the current year’s $9.4 million.
ACCIDENT PUTS THREE IN HOSPITAL
August 11, 1998
A Lawrence woman was released from the hospital Monday, following a two-vehicle accident this weekend, but her daughter and another woman remained in area hospitals. Deborah Bretthauer and her daughter, Molly, 13, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after their Ford Aerostar van was hit near the Douglas-Leavenworth county line about 11 p.m. Saturday. Deborah Bretthauer was released Monday from LMH, where her daughter was listed in good condition.
HOSPITAL REPORT BIRTHS
August 11, 1998
Crissy Broddle, Winchester, a boy, Monday. Brad and Amy Carlson, Baldwin, a boy, Monday.
PREP FOOTBALL CHECK-OUT SLATED
August 11, 1998
Check-out for Free State High and Lawrence High football hopefuls will be Thursday. Firebird seniors are to report at 8 a.m. and juniors at 8:40 at FSHS. A team meeting will start at 9:15, and sophomores are to report at 9:30. Practice will begin at 7 a.m. Monday.