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WED BEST BETS
August 26, 1998
WHY DOES LAWRENCE HAVE SO MANY STREETS WITH THE SAME NAMES SUCH AS WOODRIDGE DRIVE AND WAGON WHEEL ROAD? ALSO, WHY DO STREETS ABRUPTLY CHANGE NAMES ACROSS AN INTERSECTION?
August 26, 1998
David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer, provided the following answer: “I am not aware of two different Woodridge drives in the city. There are two Wagon Wheel roads. One was platted before being annexed into the city and was allowed to retain the name after annexation.
WHAT IS THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL CHARGE OF 2 PERCENT THAT IS CHARGED TO OUR TELEPHONE BILL EACH MONTH FOR THE CITY OF LAWRENCE?
August 26, 1998
While not certain that he always understands his own telephone bill, David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, figures that the “municipal charge” mentioned in the question refers to the franchise fee. “This fee is paid by all investor-owned utilities using the public right-of-way and easements, in lieu of separate leases of these public property interests,” Corliss said.
VAN GO MOBILE ARTS DEDICATES ITS NEWEST SCULPTURE.
August 26, 1998
This summer while other students her age were swimming, biking and spending time with friends, 13-year-old Barbara Reliford was working. She poured concrete, cut and glazed clay and cleaned up a construction site. All in the name of art.
TOPEKAN FACES CHARGES FOR CAR BURGLARIES
August 26, 1998
A Topeka man was arrested Monday night after he lost control of his car during a chase near Clinton. Steven Richard Boos, 24, sped away in his Camaro after a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy spotted him near a vehicle at a boat ramp area on Clinton Lake’s west side about 8:55 p.m. Monday. The deputy saw a broken window on a nearby pickup truck, Sheriff Loren Anderson said, and gave chase.
CIRCUS SET TO ARRIVE IN LAWRENCE FRIDAY
August 26, 1998
The big top is coming to town — complete with clowns, elephants and cotton candy. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Lawrence Masonic Lodge No. 6 is sponsoring the show.
SUNFLOWER CABLEVISION PLANS A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF DELAYED TELECASTS OF KANSAS UNIVERSITY, LAWRENCE HIGH AND FREE STATE HOME FOOTBALL GAMES THIS FALL.
August 26, 1998
All six KU home tilts will be televised on a delayed basis at 10 p.m. on game days. Lawrence High and Free State home games will be shown on tape delay at 10:30 p.m. on game nights with a replay at 9:30 a.m. the following Saturday.
WILLIAM PENNY WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE SPECIFICS BEFORE A CONDITIONAL-USE PERMIT WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE JEFFERSON COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.
August 26, 1998
Despite hearing two and a half hours of arguments, a Jefferson County panel said it didn’t have enough specifics to make a decision on a conditional-use permit for a sand dredging operation on the Kansas River near Grantville. “I think we need to have something more concrete to come back to,” said Pat Reed, a member of the Jefferson County Planing and Zoning Commission, which voted to defer the decision.
RICHARD ALLEN FASCHING
August 26, 1998
Services for Richard Allen Fasching, 58, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Fasching died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
S PRIDE POWERS TEAM USA TO WIN
August 26, 1998
Taipei, Taiwan — Kansas junior Lynn Pride scored six of Team USA’s first 12 points in a 68-26 rout of Japan in the Jones Cup basketball tournament on Tuesday. All 12 USA players scored, but none reached double figures. Pride finished with eight points and five rebounds. She made four of eight shot attempts.
KU OFFICIALS: NO. 8 RANKING NO CAUSE FOR PARTY
August 26, 1998
In rankings released this week, Kansas University held its spot in the top 10 among the nation’s most infamous party schools.
KU SETS FINAL EXAMS
August 26, 1998
Kansas University announces the following final examinations: * Steven Schmidt, psychology, “The Relationship Between Anger Constructs and Pain in Children with Rheumatic Diseases,” 4 p.m. Thursday, 447 Frasier.
CONVOCATION SPEAKERS INSPIRE HASKELL STUDENTS
August 26, 1998
As a child Don Bartlette was kicked, beaten, tied to a tree, spit on, and isolated. And that wasn’t the worst part.
HAROLD K. STEVENS
August 26, 1998
Services for Harold K. “H.K.” Stevens, 79, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Burden, Kan., Cemetery. Mr. Stevens died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
TO RUMBLE
August 26, 1998
The Get Ready Rally will showcase the Kansas University football team with free events Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
CITY SUPPORTS CONSERVATION GRANT
August 26, 1998
From hitching posts to single-family homes, the East Lawrence neighborhood is looking for help finding a way to preserve its heritage.
CITY SETS WATER USE RECORD
August 26, 1998
Talk about thirsty. The city’s lawns, businesses, industrial plants and just plain residents chugged a record 22.157 million gallons of water Monday, a single-day record for Lawrence.
CITY TUNES IN NEW POLICE RADIOS
August 26, 1998
Lawrence police soon will be communicating with brand-new radios. Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $62,575 for portions of a new 800-megahertz radio system. The multichannel system will be compatible with communications systems currently used by other local law enforcement agencies.
BITE ON BLIGHT
August 26, 1998
Stronger enforcement measures to require owners to maintain their property should be a boon to Lawrence’s older neighborhoods. Putting some teeth into the city’s environmental ordinance may save a number of local homes from falling victim to what officials call “demolition by neglect.”
IN 1898
August 26, 1998
On Aug. 26, 1898, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “The policy of annexing a lot of cannibal islands to the United States, islands whose inhabitants know no more of the objects and aims of this great republic than an inhabitant of Mars knows about a long distance telephone, is seriously doubted. If we are to `civilize’ the islands, it means that we are eventually to exterminate the inhabitants. American civilizations for the Philippines means extermination for the people there as surely as the settlement of the western states meant extermination of the American Indian. The work done on this continent was justified by necessity. But is that true of the Philippines? If it is, then it is true of every nook and corner of the globe where the people are uncivilized according to our ideas, and particularly where they are too weak and helpless to defend their rights. Such is not the underlying principle of the American Union. It is consistent to give them freedom, but it is not consistent to annex them without their consent.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
WOMEN KEY TO LEGAL PROFESSION
August 26, 1998
The other day I was confronted by a woman who challenged me with the statement that the legal profession is dominated by white males and does not embrace diversity. I was somewhat taken aback by the accusation and attempted to tell her that while the law is far from ideal as a profession for women, it has made great strides in terms of welcoming women to its ranks in recent decades. I further pointed out to her that the legal profession was far better for women than many others. Nonetheless, this chance encounter made me think about the need for a good way to convince women, young and old, who might be interested in the law, that the legal profession wants them. Thus, it was with a great deal of pleasure that I discovered a newly published book which chronicles the history of women in the Kansas legal profession.
NUTS ABOUT CHICKEN? ADD THIS TO THE FILE
August 26, 1998
Back-to-school time turned into a windfall for Bethany Lynn Ruhl, 11. Bethany, who lives in Tonganoxie, sent the Journal-World her family’s recipe for Chicken Breasts Almondine and won $20.
WHY IS THE WADING POOL AT SOUTH PARK CLOSED SO EARLY?
August 26, 1998
MORE INFORMATION NEEDED
August 26, 1998
The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission wants Penny Construction Co. Inc. to provide a number of things before it will render a decision on a temporary use permit for a sand dredging operation, including: * Estimated revenue generated for the county from the operation.
BEN WILL ALWAYS BE BIG IN MY HEART
August 26, 1998
We buried my 13-year-old English setter Saturday. While people lose pets all the time, that certain self-centeredness which afflicts us when the loss is poignantly ours has convinced me that Ben was somehow different among dogs. I tried to communicate this to him during his life and spoiled him unashamedly. His birthday was Aug. 17, and I have taken a certain satisfaction in recent days in the fact that he celebrated with a fine steak, grilled to a perfect medium rare. That was, in fact, the last meal he ate at home.
CUBAN EXILES CHARGED IN PLOT TO KILL CASTRO
August 26, 1998
While there have been numerous plots and claims of plots to kill Cuba’s communist leader since he seized power in 1959, the indictment was believed to be the first such accusation in a court of law. San Juan, Puerto Rico (ap) — The U.S. government on Tuesday announced the indictment of seven aging Cuban exiles, including a director of Miami’s influential Cuban American National Foundation, on charges of plotting to assassinate Fidel Castro.
HARTSOCK COLUMN
August 26, 1998
The injury-forced sabbaticals Dan Dercher and Jay Alexander will have to take from Kansas University’s football team might not last past the opener, after all. Dercher, a starting offensive tackle, and Alexander, KU’s No. 2 quarterback, both suffered torn medial collateral ligaments during practices last week, and both were expected to have to sit out Kansas’ season-opener on Sept. 5 against Oklahoma State.
S THE HOTTEST THING IN SPORTS. IT HAD A HAND IN BUILDING THE MASSIVE OFFENSIVE LINE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION DENVER BRONCOS AND THE POPEYE FOREARMS AND BICEPS OF SUPER SLUGGER MARK MCGWIRE.
August 26, 1998
Kansas University football coach Terry Allen says it “scares” him, but well over half of his players use it, while KU baseball coach Bobby Randall doesn’t want his players to touch the stuff. It had been blamed — and then exonerated — in the deaths of three college wrestlers last year.
HOWEVER, ARE NOT YET INCLUDED IN THE WORK:
August 26, 1998
Construction of a “roof terrace” near the center’s new performance hall, $29,000. Finishing off a storage room beneath the performance hall, $14,000.
ACLU NUISANCE
August 26, 1998
To the editor: With reference to the letter from David Burress of the ACLU, criticizing you for your lack of specificity in your comment about the ACLU, I would say that, as an old ex-lawyer, the ACLU has all the legal and moral efficacy and integrity of a Mideast kidnapping, hostage-taking, ransom-demanding and bomb-throwing terrorist organization. The ACLU has become nothing more than the domestic equivalent of a legal bully, a legal extortionist, a blackmailer in identical fashion to the product liability/plaintiff’s injury lawyers who place their victims in the impossible situation of spending untold dollars in defense, or give up, pay “ransom” and get out.
ANNUAL 12-MINUTE RUN AT MEMORIAL STADIUM.
August 26, 1998
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams meets his players at Memorial Stadium at the start of every school year. The occasion is the team’s annual 12-minute run. Players are required to
OILY PATCH ON KAW PUZZLES OFFICIALS
August 26, 1998
State health and environment officials still do not know the source and substance of an oily film discovered recently on the Kansas River near a Johnson County water treatment plant. Investigators boated the river as far as Lawrence seeking answers to the mystery.
KU MUSEUM BENEFITS FROM $32,000 GIFT
August 26, 1998
A $32,000 gift from Harry J. and Anne Foresman is the latest contribution from Helen Foresman Spencer’s family in support of the museum she made possible through her generosity. Harry J. Foresman, brother of Helen Foresman Spencer, and his wife, Anne, of Tucson, Ariz., sent the donation to the Kansas University Endowment Association for the unrestricted use by the museum.
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August 26, 1998
The northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is fine for commercial development — as long as the new construction fits in with the city’s long-range plans, Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday night.
BRIEN
August 26, 1998
Services for Jeanne C. O’Brien, 42, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Mo. She died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Kansas City, Kan.
LATEST ARTS CENTER DESIGN AWAITS CRITICS
August 26, 1998
Architects unveiled the latest plans for renovating and expanding the Lawrence Arts Center, which is located in a former library listed as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
T NEED SPORTS DRINKS
August 26, 1998
Do kids need sports drinks? That’s a great question! Indeed, sports drinks are a booming business — they are everywhere. They may be canned, dehydrated, bottled, dispensed in fountain form or even homemade. And, thanks to the power of the media, commercial sports drinks are marketed as the athlete’s “edge” when it comes to fluid replacements. The advertisements may lead you to believe that these special formulations are the ultimate in carbo-hydration. But, let’s look at what makes up a sports drink. Commercial fluid replacers are nutritionally similar to diluted soft drinks but more expensive. They offer carbohydrates (about 50 to 70 calories per cup), insignificant amounts of sodium and potassium, and generally little or no other nutritional value.
ASSOCIATE PROF TAKES KU ASSOCIATE DEAN POST
August 26, 1998
Beverly Mack, associate professor of African and African American studies at Kansas University, has been named associate dean of international programs. With KU since 1993, Mack will work closely with KU’s four area study centers and the European Studies Committee, promoting cooperative activities among the centers and among these units and the professional schools.
DISMISSALS
August 26, 1998
Mary Elizabeth Hemelrick and baby girl, Lecompton. Births
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
August 26, 1998
* A 27-year-old Lawrence resident was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital Saturday after being beaten during an argument near the Kansas River banks east of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Sgt. George Wheeler said the man and others were drinking alcoholic beverages when the argument escalated. The victim and others who were still nearby when police responded did not say who the suspect was or what weapon was used. According to police reports, the man had possible broken bones and a deep cut. Wheeler said he was bleeding severely from the mouth and head when police arrived. Industrial accident
WED TV PICK
August 26, 1998
BRIEN
August 26, 1998
Services for Jeanne C. O’Brien, 42, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Mo. She died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Kansas City, Kan.