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I HEARD THERE WAS A FUND SET UP IN THE NAME OF JAMES BYRD JR., THE MAN WHO WAS MURDERED IN TEXAS BY THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS. WHAT ARE THE FUNDS FOR, AND HOW CANCONTRIBUTE?
July 13, 1998
The fund is for Byrd’s three children’s education. Donations for the James Byrd Jr. Memorial Fund can be mailed to First National Bank, P.O. Box 700, Jasper, Tex. 75951. Letters of condolences may be mailed to Mayor R.C. Horn, P.O. Box 610, Jasper, Tex. 75951. There’s a 45 mph speed limit sign east of Farmland, but the sign is so small that it’s difficult to see. Is it possible for a larger one to be erected?
A LITTLE SWIMS SWIMMINGLY
July 13, 1998
Megan Little made a big impression this weekend at the Roger Hill Invitational swim meet at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. Little, an eighth grader-to-be at Southwest Junior High, qualified for the Region VIII Senior Level Championships in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday, then won her heats of the 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter freestyle on Sunday.
VE CONTACTED THE HUMANE SOCIETY SEVERAL TIMES, BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED. DOES THE DOG HAVE TO DIE BEFORE THE HUMANE SOCIETY CAN DO ANYTHING?
July 13, 1998
No. Humane Society employees receive between 50 and 80 reports of animal cruelty each month, and investigate each report. Humane Society Director Midge Grinstead said some calls take three or four visits, and employees try to contact the owner of the animal in each case. “When we go out on a complaint, we check for what the state considers to be cruelty or neglect,” she said.
FREDERICK HONORED
July 13, 1998
Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick has earned an award from the KU Center for Research and Learning. Frederick was honored because he has teamed with the Center’s staff to develop the Learner Apprenticeship Program for student-athletes struggling with academic requirements. Bandits eliminated
KU PROFESSOR NAMED PHARMACY AWARD WINNER
July 13, 1998
A Kansas University pharmaceutical chemistry professor has been announced as the 1998 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Ronald Borchardt, Solon E. Summerfield distinguished professor and chair of the KU department of pharmaceutical chemistry, was selected by the AACP board of directors for the association’s premier research award — including a $12,500 prize — given annually to recognize outstanding research conducted by a pharmaceutical scientist or educator.
J-W SITE IS TOPS FOR USA TODAY
July 13, 1998
The Lawrence Journal-World’s USA Today production site has been named the national newspaper’s Top Site for 1997. The Journal-World, which has been printing and distributing USA Today since 1984, also was named Best of the Best for quality performance, received USA Today’s ACE Award for performing above standard, and the Inserting Award for on-time performance.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
July 13, 1998
Kansas Bus Connection, Inc., 920 Delaware St. Tailwater Inc., 5131 Classen Blvd., Suite 208, Oklahoma City, Okla.
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS NEWS.
July 13, 1998
The Journal-World’s Business Briefs section highlights promotions, awards, new positions and business training completion. We’re also interested in news of location changes, business hours or new product lines or services. To submit information, please call the business news department (785) 832-7194, fax information to the attention of Richard Brack at (785) 843-4512 or e-mail to rbrack@ljworld.com.
LOCAL DOCTOR CRITICAL AFTER CYCLE WRECK
July 13, 1998
A Lawrence doctor is flown to a hospital after being thrown from a motorcycle.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 13, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A White 1991 Paramount mountain bike worth $2,800 was reported stolen from the 1300 block of New Hampshire between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
IN 1898
July 13, 1998
On July 13, 1898, the Lawrence World editorialized: “Speaking about surviving discouragement’s we have always had more admiration for the much reviled and feared gasoline than for any other kind of fuel. It holds its own in spite of the severest tests, is held responsible for deaths of all kinds and yet its popularity does not decrease. There is something about this fluid that keeps it to the front. We wish our soldier boys had more gasoline in them. They could then go to the front.” Complaints were being heard about delays in Kansas soldiers being sent to the front in the Spanish-American War. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
WANTED: KIND, CARING PEOPLE
July 13, 1998
What makes one person kind and caring and another insensitive and self-serving? And is it just me, or are the kind and caring folk an endangered minority? I used to live in Orlando, Fla.; if you’ve ever wondered how many relatives you really have, you need only move there. They will all come stay at your house. And if you are disabled, they will all want you to go to Disney World with them because you get to bypass most of the long lines. A trip to Disney World in a wheelchair is an amazing lesson on humanity. Or maybe it’s just the lethal combination of short vacations and long lines. Everywhere I turned, some frantic tourist was jumping ahead of me, often nearly causing me to fall out of my chair in order to avoid running into their ankles. The last time I was there, when my last batch of long-lost relatives wanted to see the famous Main Street parade, I volunteered to hold a place against the rope for their youngest while they did some last-minute shopping.
LAWRENCE RESIDENT FOUND DEAD IN CAR
July 13, 1998
Lawrence police were investigating an unattended death Sunday night. A 20-year-old man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head at 5:27 p.m. Sunday in a parked car. The wound may have been self-inflicted.
PHILIP L. HENDERSON
July 13, 1998
Services for Philip L. Henderson, 87, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Henderson died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at his home. He was a longtime professor of commercial art at Kansas University.
LAWRENCE POLICE UNSHACKLED FROM DESKS
July 13, 1998
Moving police from primarily office positions within the Lawrence Police Department is expected to save money and increase efficiency.
* RECEIVE A PRESENTATION FROM JIM KANE, PRO-MANAGER OF THE EAGLE BEND GOLF COURSE.
July 13, 1998
* Approve reappointments of Joe Flannery, David Longhurst, Becky Clothier, Roberta Meade, Don Johnston and Michael Regnier to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board, as recommended by Mayor Marty Kennedy. * Agree to buy a dual electrical feed to the Clinton intake pumping station. Cost: $75,000, from Kaw Valley Electric.
COUPLE SHARE TIME WITH ANIMALS
July 13, 1998
David and Eunice Hodgkins provide a little bit of freedom to animals at the Humane Society.
VISITATION CENTER TO EASE STRESS OF DIVORCE
July 13, 1998
A new grant will set up a local center where noncustodial parents can visit their children, or where parents can pick up their children in a safe environment.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
July 13, 1998
Hundreds of owners, handlers and golden retrievers descend upon Lawrence.
HOSPITAL REPORT BIRTHS
July 13, 1998
Joyce Cobb, a boy, Lawrence, Friday. Kevin and Tonja Eichelberger, a girl, Lawrence, Saturday.
ENERGY RESPONSE
July 13, 1998
To the editor: Your editorial endorsement of nuclear-powered electric generating plants, made me look twice at the date it was published — July 2, 1998. It could have been published 30 years ago, before the widespread awareness that commercial nuclear power is an economic failure.
WHERE ARE THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES?
July 13, 1998
Here are the locations of the libraries: George Bush, College Station, Tex.; Ronald Reagan, Simi Valley, Calif.; Jimmy Carter, Atlanta, Ga.; Gerald Ford, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Lyndon Baines Johnson, Austin, Tex.; John F. Kennedy, Boston; Dwight D. Eisenhower, Abilene, Kan.; Harry Truman, Independence, Mo.; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hyde Park, N.Y.; and Herbert Hoover, West Branch, Iowa. These official presidential libraries are funded by the federal government and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration. Some presidents have privately funded libraries, such as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. Also, the Nixon Presidential Materials collection is housed at the National Archives facility in College Park, Md.