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WHY DOES THE PARKING ATTENDANT AT RIVERFRONT MALL WEAR A GUN? IS THIS STANDARD PROCEDURE?
July 20, 1998
“Parking control personnel work at the gate to the city’s parking lot adjacent to the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets downtown. And they don’t wear guns, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
TERRY JOE WYRICK
July 20, 1998
Services for Terry Joe Wyrick, 49, Leavenworth, will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Wyrick died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in an automobile accident in North Kansas City, Mo.
BLUES BEAT HEAT, FIELD TO MINE GAMES GOLD
July 20, 1998
The Kansas City Blues cruised to a 5-0 record to win the men’s premier division of the SSG’s rugby competition.
TOUR DE FRANCE
July 20, 1998
MONTAUBAN, France — Results Sunday of the eighth stage of the Tour de France, 118 miles from Brive-La Gaillarde to Montauban with rider, country, team, and winner’s time: 1. Jacky Durand, France, Casino, 4 hours, 40 minutes, 55 seconds.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES FRIDAY IN BALDWIN MEN 3,000
July 20, 1998
Ages 13-14 — 1. Dylan McClain, Lawrence, 11:18.80. 2. Kenneth Young, Kansas City, 11:47.04. 3. Michael Lee, Lawrence, 12:49.01. Ages 15-16 — 1. Kale Graham, Scott City, 10:26.16. 2. Tyler Horkern, Lawrence, 10:50.58. 3. John Sanders, Fort Leavenworth, 11:17.04.
LAWRENCE RESIDENT TAKES TENNIS MEDAL
July 20, 1998
Robert Dunlap entered the Sunflower State Games almost on a whim. He left with a gold medal.
RECLASSIFICATIONS NOT AUTOMATIC WITH COUNTY
July 20, 1998
The classification system for Douglas County employees is not a perfect system, but it attempts to be fair and equitable, officials say.
MUSIC FANS GET WARPED
July 20, 1998
Hot, Hot, Hot! Despite sizzling temperatures, the Vans Warped Tour packed thousands of people into Burcham Park.
MENNINGER CLINIC RANKED NO. 2 IN NATIONAL SURVEY
July 20, 1998
The Menninger Clinic in Topeka is the No. 2 psychiatric center in the nation, according to a new survey. The U.S. News and World Report magazine found that Menninger was named the top center by 23.4 percent of the psychiatrists polled. The No. 1 hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, topped the list at 24.3 percent.
LMH LONE UNBEATEN IN HOUK-ICE MEET
July 20, 1998
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in the catbird seat in the Houk-Ice League baseball tournament. LMH became the only unbeaten team in the ages 13-14 tourney Saturday by tripping SuperTarget II, 14-10, and thumping Jock’s Nitch, 19-9.
LIONS CLUB SIGHT FAIR
July 20, 1998
The Lions Club Sight Fair featuring FREE health screenings and eyeglass collection will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 6 at the Douglas County Fair. The Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit will be open with volunteer nurses and optometrists on hand to provide vision, glaucoma, blood sugar and blood pressure checks as well as visual acuity and hearing tests. The Lions Clubs of Lawrence have sponsored the Lions Sight Fair, bringing the mobile screening unit and its testing equipment to various locations throughout Lawrence for several years. This year’s event will also feature eyeglass collection, hearing aid collection, Lions Mints and displays from the Kansas Audio-Reader Network and Kansas Specialty Dog Service. Additionally, information on Lions Clubs in your community and throughout the world will be available.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS
July 20, 1998
The Kansas Knights of Columbus installed state officers at a meeting this weekend in Lawrence.
JOHN W. MUSICK SR.
July 20, 1998
Services for John W. Musick Sr., 86, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Musick died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
EASIER CONNECTIONS ARE USB GOAL
July 20, 1998
What is USB? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a new way of connecting devices such as mice, scanners and digital cameras to your computer.
S UP-AND-COMING STARS.
July 20, 1998
Melissa Colgan, 15, appeared onstage with Shania Twain at Sandstone Amphitheatre near Bonner Springs. Melissa, who will be a sophomore this fall at Lawrence High School, sang “What Made You Say That,” the first song ever recorded by Twain. She sang solo while Twain signed autographs for members of the audience.
FENCE FIRE INVESTIGATION CENTERS ON JUVENILE
July 20, 1998
A Sunday afternoon fire damaged a fence and utility pole at a south Lawrence apartment complex, and fire officials believe a juvenile started it. The fire in the 1000 block of West 24th Street burned a hole through a wooden privacy fence, caught a tree on fire and charred the light pole, but no structures were damaged. The apartment complex is directly behind Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd.
S FIRST FLOOR
July 20, 1998
A child and a candle led to $85,000 worth of fire damage on Saturday. A fire damaged the first floor of a home on the west side of Lawrence, leaving a family out of their house.
KGA SENIOR SERIES HITS ALVAMAR TODAY
July 20, 1998
A field of 60 is scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. today at Alvamar Golf Club in a KGA Senior Series event. The Series consists of 16 one-day events throughout the state. In addition to gift certificates, golfers have a chance to qualify for the KGA Senior Series Championship on Oct. 15-16 at Lawrence Country Club.
RE USING BE LEGAL?
July 20, 1998
No. The Kansas Highway Patrol — and hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country — routinely use radar equipment to pull over speeders, regardless if motorists know it. According to FCC rules (Part 90), state and local government entities that already have a FCC license for a radio communications system may operate radar units without obtaining a separate license. Nonpublic safety entities, such as baseball teams, railroads, tennis clubs, automobile and boat racing organizations and private transportation firms can use the radar units to measure the speeds of objects. Nonpublic safety users, however, are required to obtain a Part 90 license from the FCC to use radar units. The FCC does not ban radar detectors, either, but local statutes in some areas do ban their use.
CITY TO START CURB PROJECTS
July 20, 1998
City of Lawrence crews will be begin a few curb replacement projects around town later this week. The projects will be on Stratford Road from Sunset to Iowa; on Louisiana from 11th to 13th; on Stewart from 19th to 21st; and at the northeast corner of 23rd and Iowa.
WEBSITE SEEKING NONPROFIT CLUBS FOR ONLINE LISTING
July 20, 1998
The Lawrence Journal-World and Journal-World Web Works are interested in your club or organization. The Journal-World is seeking nonprofit groups to list in an online community on lawrence.com. Web Works is offering all community nonprofits a free website hosted by lawrence.com.
S PAY GRADES, EMPLOYEES IN EACH GRADE AND SALARY RANGES.
July 20, 1998
Grade 3: $13,645 to $20,093 Custodial worker I
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 20, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Pioneer stereo and equalizer valued at $650 were stolen from a vehicle in the 3800 block of Greenway Circle between 3:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Friday; a window was also broken, causing $300 in damage.
HOUSING FOR MENTALLY ILL DEDICATED IN BALDWIN
July 20, 1998
Within weeks, four Bert Nash clients will move into recently built duplexes in Baldwin.
COULD YOU GIVE ME THE ADDRESS FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN COLLEGE FUND?
July 20, 1998
The American Indian College Fund is a nonprofit organization launched in 1989 by the presidents of American Indian colleges. Its dual purpose is to raise awareness of the 30 Indian colleges — including Haskell Indian Nations University — and to generate private support to supplement the federal money on which the colleges operate. To contact or donate to the American Indian College Fund, write to: 1111 Osage St., Suite 205W, Denver, CO 80204. The phone number is 303-892-8312. The fund’s Web site is: http://www.collegefund.org/toc.htm
DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS WEIGH IN ACROSS NATION
July 20, 1998
The question of how much retail development is too much is not just an issue in Lawrence. The phenomena is known as “overstoring,” and it’s a national issue.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 20, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A house was reported broken into in the 1200 block of Connecticut between 2 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Two Gary Fisher mountain bikes worth $1,050 were reported stolen.
POLICE RELEASE NAME OF FATAL CRASH VICTIM
July 20, 1998
The Kansas Highway Patrol released the name of the victim of a fatal auto accident Saturday. Huo Q. Ma, 39, died while being extricated from a 1992 white Ford Tempo after 10 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
S A GREAT WAY TO GET HOME THE BACK WAY AND SAVES A LOT OF TIME.
July 20, 1998
The county barricaded the road primarily because of safety concerns, said Bill Bell, director of buildings and grounds. “Number one, while it is a paved road, it is a private road into the fairgrounds,” he said. “Originally when we built this we would use it at fair time and at the swap meet, and we used to barricade it off on the south end but people would cut the cables and move the barricades. People just tear down that road at great speeds, and I know a lot of the people who live in the trailer park there were very concerned about the situation.”
TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN COUNTY COMPLETE
July 20, 1998
Douglas County Department of Public Works announced the completion and opening of two railroad crossings on county roads. The new Union Pacific railroad crossings on North 1700 Road at 1675 East and on East 1600 road at 1680 North opened to traffic Friday.
GOLFERS GET FIRST GLIMPSE OF COURSE
July 20, 1998
Lawrence’s new golf course below the Clinton Lake Dam is scoring a hole in one, according to golfers who tested the fairways and greens on its first day.
S FOOTBALL TEAM THIS FALL, ALTHOUGH HE MIGHT BE NEEDED FOR THE 1998 SEASON.
July 20, 1998
Though he likely will spend his freshman year as a walk-on red-shirt, Jake Letourneau couldn’t be happier about his decision to play football for Kansas University. Letourneau, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback who graduated in May from Concordia High, plans to walk on to the KU football team this fall. He said the KU coaches guaranteed him a scholarship next fall, though he might get his grant as early as this fall since the Jayhawks lost backup QB Akili Roberson to academics. Letourneau will report with the rest of the newcomers — scholarship and preferred walk-ons — on Aug. 5.
FACES AND PLACES
July 20, 1998
Dillon Stores Division announced two promotions at the store at 1740 Mass. Steve Bruce has been promoted to market manager at the store Bruce joined Dillons in 1972, and most recently had been a meat cutter at the Sixth Street store. Mike Klopfenstein has been promoted to produce manager. He joined Dillons in 1976 and had been serving as designated backup in produce at the Sixth Street store. *
ARE THERE PLANS FOR A LEFT-TURN SIGNAL AT 25TH AND IOWA?
July 20, 1998
“There are no current plans,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “The next time the signal is upgraded a study will be conducted to determine any changes necessary.” To request a study, he said, send a letter of request to the city’s Traffic Engineering Division, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044, or e-mail at traffic
SLAM LIFTS RAIDERS TO TWO WINS
July 20, 1998
Jay Brooks’ grand slam and Riley Scott’s one-hitter keyed the Lawrence Raiders’ sweep of Topeka Post 74 in a Legion baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Ice Field. Scott allowed just a fourth-inning single in only his second start of the season as the Raiders won the opener, 8-0.
RECOVERY FROM SUHARTO DIFFICULT
July 20, 1998
Rooting out corruption and cronyism in Indonesia in the wake of President Suharto’s 32-year rule will be difficult, if not impossible. Even the mythological Hercules, who cleaned the Augean stables by diverting a river, would have found a daunting task in Indonesia. During his long imperial reign, we consistently criticized the Indonesian leader and detailed his and his family’s growing fortune. Our reports were denounced by the Indonesian government as exaggerated and inaccurate.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
July 20, 1998
Harvey’s American Plumbing Co., 2613 Harper. The following Kansas tax lien was filed recently in Douglas County:
HOU QUAN MA
July 20, 1998
Funeral arrangements are pending for Hou Quan Ma, 39, of Lawrence. He died Friday, July 17, 1998, in a car accident west of Lawrence.
JOHN W. MUSICK SR.
July 20, 1998
Services for John W. Musick Sr., 86, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Musick died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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July 20, 1998
starting guard in basketball and a state-class competitor in the shot put, discus and javelin. As a senior, Letourneau threw for 1,610 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 4,621 career passing yards. He led Concordia to the Class 4A football playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades.
S COMMITMENT TO CARING IS AGELESS
July 20, 1998
Debbie Burns keeps busy with ICAN helping with office work and training new volunteers, as well as doing such short term tasks as grocery shopping and providing transportation for the elderly.
CHRIS THOMPSON, AN ALL-AMERICAN AT KANSAS UNIVERSITY LAST SEASON, DEFEATED RON BREWER ON THE FIRST PLAYOFF HOLE TO WIN THE KANSAS AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AT WICHITA COUNTRY CLUB.
July 20, 1998
Chris Thompson won his first Kansas Amateur men’s golf championship in a sudden death playoff Sunday after his opponent missed an eagle by inches. Thompson, an NCAA All-American at Kansas University last spring, and 52-year-old Ron Brewer of Leawood were tied at the end of the first 18 holes at Wichita Country Club.
LAWRENCE COUPLE LEND EXPERTISE TO PERU
July 20, 1998
For the better part of the past decade, Bart Dean and Michelle McKinley have been helping the Urarina people of Peru combat disease, exploitation and a host of other Third World ills.
BIRTHS
July 20, 1998
Caroline Fave and Jackson Dang, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday. Rick and Shari Koehler, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
S CHIEFS HAVE OF REACHING THE SUPER BOWL.
July 20, 1998
Without knee-jerk dependency on All-Americans Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce and the erratic shooting of Billy Thomas, the 1998-99 Jayhawks may spring delightful surprises for their fans. That’s been touched recently. With questionable personnel at running back and no guaranteed quarterback magic via Elvis Grbac and Rich Gannon, the Chiefs may have a tough time winning two playoff games.
BIRTHS
July 20, 1998
Caroline Fave and Jackson Dang, a girl, Lawrence, Saturday.
WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ON SQUARE DANCERS IN THE AREA?
July 20, 1998
Here are a couple of organizations in Lawrence you might try: the Lawrence Barn Dance Assn., 749-1356, and Square De-lites, 843-2422.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AND STILL GOING: KAY KENT PLANS TO SEE THE LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT INTO THE NEXT MILLENNIUM.
July 20, 1998
When Kay Kent took position as the head of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 25 years ago, AIDS was unknown to the medical community. There were no programs for the elderly at the department. Diseases such as meningitis were prevalent. That’s all changed.
OVERFLOW OF CATS AT SHELTER LEADS TO MORE EUTHANASIA
July 20, 1998
The Lawrence Humane Society already has received 165 cats in July; space at the shelter is limited.
CAREER
July 20, 1998
Loren Freeman has sold everything under the sun in the past two decades, but he’s giving his voice a rest.
JOBS GAINING STATUS IN WELFARE PROGRAM
July 20, 1998
State welfare officials say more people are depending on jobs instead of monthly assistance checks because of legislation that limits how long they can receive welfare.
LOCAL SKATE-PARK PLAN TO ROLL INTO CITY HALL
July 20, 1998
Final plans for a skate park in Centennial Park await approval Tuesday night from Lawrence city commissioners.
GOP CANDIDATES TACKLE ISSUES AT FORUM
July 20, 1998
Republicans in state and local races are gearing up for the Aug. 4 primary.
TRIBE BREATHES LIFE INTO DYING MOTHER TONGUE
July 20, 1998
Potawatomi tribe members are trying to resuscitate their language.
SECTION BY SECTION
July 20, 1998
Here’s a look at the districts used in the analysis of Lawrence retail markets. The study was done by Kirk McClure, a Kansas University associate professor of urban planning and Zachary Graves, research assistant: * North Lawrence
S JOCKS CONTINUE TO WALK OVER SSG FOES
July 20, 1998
KU’s Nick Bradford scored a game-high 13 points and Doc’s Jocks completed pool play 3-0 after a 61-31 win over Beloit on Saturday.
SWEEP
July 20, 1998
Cory Sanchez had six hits — three in each game — to lead the Lawrence Outlaws to a Legion baseball doubleheader sweep of Chanute on Saturday night at Ice Field. Ryan Phelps doubled and homered in the Outlaws’ 10-8 victory in the opener. Joe Collette also had two hits.
ELECTRONIC-MAIL PERPLEXITIES CAN BE BROKEN DOWN BY LETTERS
July 20, 1998
Warning: This column may contain unsafe concentrations of acronyms, which have been shown to produce confusion and disorientation in laboratory animals. Avoid direct contact with your brain; flush with cold water immediately in case of an acronym spill. Proceed at your own risk. POP3, IMAP4, SMTP. These are the protocols that are most commonly used in allowing you to use electronic mail. I suspect that many e-mail users don’t understand much about how it all works, and most of us don’t really have to. But depending on what your e-mail situation is, knowing a little bit about these protocols can help you work more efficiently.