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DONNA WILSON
July 6, 1998
Graveside services for Donna Lee Wilson, 65, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vassar Cemetery, near Vassar. Mrs. Wilson died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
HAROLD L. DOTSON
July 6, 1998
Services for Harold L. Dotson, 88, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Dotson died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at his home.
IS IT ANY TYPE OF CRIME TO FALSIFY INFORMATION ON A MORTGAGE APPLICATION FOR A HOUSE LOAN?
July 6, 1998
Yes. Applicants must sign an agreement that certifies the information is correct. There are possible civil and criminal penalties that include fines and imprisonment, under the provisions of Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1001. Susan Deeken, loan officer with Mercantile Bank, said penalties vary, depending on when the false information is discovered. The bank will deny the application immediately if the false information is found before the loan is approved. If the loan has already been approved, banks generally demand that the loan be repaid in full immediately. It also depends on what information is falsified; incorrect income information is a “major problem,” Deeken said.
ONE INJURED AFTER FALL FROM LADDER
July 6, 1998
A 53-year-old Lawrence man was being taken by ambulance Sunday night to an area hospital after he fell about 15 feet from a ladder. Don Hawley underwent evaluation for several hours at Lawrence Memorial Hospital before being transported to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
POLICE MAKE ARREST FOR CRACK POSSESSION
July 6, 1998
A 46-year-old Lawrence man remained in jail Sunday after being arrested on drug charges Saturday night. Lonnie Craig Floyd was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 8:53 p.m. Saturday on charges of possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MAVERICKS SWEEP TWINBILL AT ICE FIELD
July 6, 1998
Lawrence’s Mavericks 15-year-old American Legion baseball team beat Junction City, 12-6, and Ottawa, 5-4, on Sunday at Ice Field. Andy Flory was the winning pitcher against Junction City. Damon Benitez homered and had two hits. Brad Pohl, Walker Douglas, Kris Schmidt and Martin deBoer each had two hits. Pohl, deBoer and Rob Scott doubled.
NEW HARD DRIVE MAY BE IN ORDER
July 6, 1998
My hard drive is running out of space. Should I buy a new one or get a removable device like a Zip or Jazz drive. As a general rule, it depends on the age of the machine. If you have an older machine (2 years or older), I would recommend a new hard drive. For one, a new hard drive will likely be faster than your older hard drive. Replacing the older hard drive will therefore increase overall system performance.
THE FOLLOWING FEDERAL LIENS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
July 6, 1998
Stephen M. Rector, $1,173. Stephen M. and Tonya S. Rector, $3,570.
FIREWORKS THANKS
July 6, 1998
Lawrence is fortunate to have such a spectacular and well-organized fireworks display as part of its July 4th festivities. Congratulations and thanks to the Lawrence Jaycees for carrying on their long tradition of providing an annual July 4th fireworks display for local residents.
HAS THE LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT EVER CONSIDERED OFFERING A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE TO THE PUBLIC?
July 6, 1998
The police department has no plans to offer the course, said Sgt. George Wheeler. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, however, offers a driving class for senior citizens. For more information on the class, 55 Alive, contact the department at 841-0007. Is it illegal to dump trash in someone else’s Dumpster?
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ARTHRITIS STUDY
July 6, 1998
People between the ages of 40 and 70 with rheumatoid arthritis are needed to participate in a study of arthritis symptoms. The study involves no changes in medications or treatments prescribed by your doctor. Exercise classes and assessment times will accommodate people who work and those who do not. Small stipends will be paid to study participants.
CLUB CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN THE POOL
July 6, 1998
The club helps young swimmers get a taste of competition and older swimmers prepare for it.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 6, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A red 1988 Mazda valued at $2,000 was reported stolen between 1:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday from the 1000 block of Home Circle.
TEEN SAYS HOSPICE WORK ENRICHES HIS LIFE
July 6, 1998
Seth Mehl says that Hospice has opened up a whole new world to him and taught him lessons about life that he could never receive in a classroom.
THROUGHOUT THE 100-YEAR HISTORY OF KU BASKETBALL, WHO ARE CONSIDERED THE FIVE GREATEST KU PLAYERS?
July 6, 1998
That’s a subjective question. Certainly, Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Lovellette and Danny Manning belong in the Top Five. After that, it’s a matter of personal opinion.
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
July 6, 1998
To the editor: Bravo to Bill Clinton, who used his opportunity in China to trumpet the need for greater human rights there. However, when he enumerated the various human rights last week before a group of university students in Beijing, he neglected to mention the right to keep and bear arms.
CONCERN MOUNTS ABOUT DRUG ABUSE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
July 6, 1998
Fourteen agencies have pooled their resources to take the pulse of health-related issues in Douglas County. Drug and alcohol abuse is their most pressing concern.
WOMAN LEARNS TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY WITH DISABILITIES
July 6, 1998
A Lawrence woman has overcome a learning disability to accomplish her major goals in life: living independently and exceeding others’ expectations of her.
YOUNGSTERS HAVE MUCH TO GAIN FROM GRANDPARENTS
July 6, 1998
Grandparents have a lot they can offer their grandchildren, but some guidelines should be noted.
GRETTON NICHOLS
July 6, 1998
Services for Gretton Nichols, 87, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Nichols died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin.
COUNTRY CLUB LIFE
July 6, 1998
History of American institution falls under professor’s microscope Scrutinizing the origins of the country club led a Kansas University professor to some interesting conclusions about the birth of closed societies in America.
DUMPSTER?
July 6, 1998
Yes, it’s a misdemeanor, but the police can’t arrest anyone unless they are caught in the act. The Dumpster’s owner can sign a complaint, however, and police will investigate.
N.Y. BROADCASTER RECEIVES KU AWARD
July 6, 1998
The vice president and news director for New York’s WNBC has been named the 1998 recipient of Kansas University’s Ida B. Wells award.
EUDORA WOODWORKER CARVES OUT NATIONAL RANKING
July 6, 1998
A high school student in Eudora won the state championship before placing 13th nationally in timed-woodworking competitions.
DISTRICT COURT DIVORCE GRANTED
July 6, 1998
Lois E. Greene, Lawrence, and Richard Cummins, Lawrence.
CYCLISTS SEND SALUTATIONS FROM JOURNEY
July 6, 1998
Three local participants in the GTE Big Ride Across America are enjoying the challenge of the fund-raising event for the American Lung Assn.
SENDS FRIENDS RUNNING
July 6, 1998
Shopping with me, according to which friend you ask, can be an entertaining, embarrassing or time-consuming experience. Take the time that my friend Darlene and I were shopping for summer clothes. I was trying on a sundress while Darlene haunted the dressing room door. “Have you got it on yet? Come on out. Let me see you.” “Yes,” I said, “I’ve got it on but it looks stupid. The skirt is tight, the hem is uneven and it’s got this big foofaraw at the right side!”
BUSH BEING COY ABOUT POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL BID
July 6, 1998
The cover of this month’s Texas Monthly magazine depicts a mock campaign button which says “Bush for President?” On it is a smiling image of the Texas governor who carries a past and possibly future presidential name. The article, by Paul Burka, analyzes the strengths that Gov. Bush could bring to the Republican Party and the presidency if he a) runs, b) is nominated and, c) is elected. In Texas, where it’s being predicted that Bush will not only blow away his Democratic opponent and be re-elected in November, but also possibly lead a Republican sweep of state offices, “a” and “b” are foregone conclusions and “c” is an article of growing faith among Republicans.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ELECT NEW OFFICERS
July 6, 1998
The local Knights of Columbus recently elected new officers. Knights of Columbus Council No. 1372, representing parishes in Lawrence and Eudora, elected B.J. Hickert as grand knight; Gary Holtkamp, deputy grand knight; Gerald Denning, chancellor; Todd Brabender, recorder; Dr. James McDonald, treasurer; Clarence Cook, advocate; Jon King, warden; Val Romero, trustee; Mike Mattern, inside guard; and Pete Ramler, outside guard.
WHERE THE CLOCK AT THE CITY POOL IS IT CANNOT BE SEEN INSIDE THE POOL, AND I WAS WONDERING IF ONE COULD BE INSTALLED THAT YOU CAN SEE FROM THE POOL?
July 6, 1998
A battery-operated clock that can be seen from the pool will be installed at the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., city officials said.
HOSPITAL REPORT BIRTHS
July 6, 1998
Steve and Gail Lockwood, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. Michael and Alissa Blake, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
IN 1898
July 6, 1998
On July 6, 1898, the Lawrence World observed concerning the Spanish-American War: “The war is going along splendidly now that it has got started. The country chafed at the delay but there is not a voice now raised in criticism. There is fighting enough now to suit the most exacting.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum