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WELFARE RECIPIENT OF 20 YEARS FINDS SATISFACTION OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY
July 27, 1998
Two decades after accepting her first welfare check, Sally Reno has been off public assistance for a year.
HIRING ISSUES TO BE SIMPLER AT UNIVERSITY
July 27, 1998
The Native American Higher Education Improvement Act will give Haskell Indian Nations University a say in personnel procedures.
THE FIRST ROUND OF THE KANSAS OPEN IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY. THE SPONSOR DAY PRO-AM IS TODAY.
July 27, 1998
Alvamar Golf Club is the place to be for golf tournaments this week. Two days after the conclusion of the Prairie Golf Tour Championship, the public course will be the site of the 23rd-annual Kansas Open beginning with the Sponsor Day Pro-Am today and concluding on Friday.
RALPH TAYLOR
July 27, 1998
Services for Ralph Wesley Taylor, 82, rural White Cloud, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at White Cloud Community Christian Church. Burial will be at the Olive Branch-White Cloud Cemetery. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the Smithton Lodge No. 1, Highland.
LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MICHAEL ORTMANN GOES TO RUSSIA.
July 27, 1998
The water was cold and the train ride long, but ask Lawrence High School history teacher Michael Ortmann about his summer trip to Russia and his response is unbridled enthusiasm. Ortmann, who is still trying to adjust to the Central Time Zone, has nothing but praise for the people he met during his journey through the heart of Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
FIRE PROMPTS EVACUATION OF LAWRENCE CHURCH
July 27, 1998
About 100 people were evacuated from a downtown church Sunday morning when an electrical short ignited wiring and the other materials in the ceiling of a classroom area. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews about 9:35 a.m. Sunday were called to Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., where the fire was reported in a building north of the church.
THE FOLLOWING KANSAS TAX LIENS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
July 27, 1998
19th Century Restoration L.L.C., $58.20. Douglas L. Ross, Frank D. Brooks, Master Painters, $160.14.
ADMISSIONS TRACIE LYNETTE NEWELLBIRTHS
July 27, 1998
Jay and Sabrina Stickler, Eudora, a boy, Sunday.
BEDORE COLUMN
July 27, 1998
The Class of 1999 has distinguished itself during summer high school boys basketball all-star camps in the month of July. Several of the standouts at the Nike and adidas camps, plus various AAU tournaments, have mentioned Kansas as a possible college destination.
TIPS FOR PARENTS: IS AN ALLOWANCE IMPORTANT?
July 27, 1998
Back-to-school months — August and September — are good times to evaluate children’s allowances. A regular allowance is one of the best ways to teach children to be successful money managers.
CORRECTION
July 27, 1998
A story in Sunday’s Lawrence Journal-World stated that Lila Swanner, a laryngectomee, urges children to nag their parents to quit smoking. Swanner said she encourages children not to nag their parents.
RESULTS SUPPLIED BY SSG OFFICIALS
July 27, 1998
WRESTLING FOLK-SYLE
SEVERAL SURFERS GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE TO ONLINE AUCTIONS
July 27, 1998
It seems that more and more of the Internet-active people I know have taken the plunge into the world of electronic commerce. Many ‘Net-surfers are shedding their apprehensions about buying things online, and have begun buying everything from books to CD’s to computers to coffee via the World Wide Web. And now there’s yet another way to shop online — the Web auction. Not being much of an auction-aficionado in the real world, I haven’t ventured far into the world of online auctions just yet. But if the sheer number of Web auction sites is any indication, online auctions are taking off in a big way.
HISTORIAN SET FOR FUTURE
July 27, 1998
Watkins Museum is not a luxury for a city in search of community, its director says.
RETIREE ENJOYS HELPING VISITORS FIND WAY AROUND LAWRENCE
July 27, 1998
Jo Byers continues to help others as a volunteer with the Lawrence Visitor Information Center.
LOCAL RESIDENT TAPPED FOR CAMPAIGN POST
July 27, 1998
Todd Sutherland, Lawrence, has been appointed to the finance committee for the Shallenburger for State Treasurer campaign. Sutherland is President of University National Bank and a close friend of House Speaker Tim Shallenburger.
WOODLING COLUMN
July 27, 1998
So much for the Sunflower State Games entry booklet cover jinx. David Johnston, a former Lawrence High and Kansas University cross country standout, won the Governor’s Cup 10K run Sunday at Lone Star Lake.
CITY REAPS BENEFITS OF GAMES
July 27, 1998
The eighth annual Sunflower State Games were deemed a success, despite hot and wet weather.
S ANTELOPE RESTORATION AREA?
July 27, 1998
About 50 or 60, according to a spokesman for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the agency that for several years stocked the animals on private property in the Flint Hills near the Matfield Green rest area south of Emporia on the Kansas Turnpike. KDWP stocked about 350 antelope at the location between 1979 and 1991, when the restoration program ended, said Chad Luce, an agency spokesman.
PRATT HIGH JUNIOR BRIAN HARVEY BEAT HIS BUDDY, MARSHALL CLAYCAMP, IN A THREE-SET MARATHON IN THE BOYS 18-UNDER TENNIS FINALS OF THE SUNFLOWER GAMES.
July 27, 1998
Pratt High’s tennis team held an intrasquad tournament at the Sunflower State Games on Sunday at Robinson Courts. Well, not exactly, but two members of the Class 4A school’s tennis team did hook up in the finals of the boys 18-under division.
PEDESTRIAN KILLED
July 27, 1998
Authorities early today were investigating an incident in which a person was struck and killed by a train Sunday night just east of Lawrence. Officials about 11:15 p.m. were called to East 1600 Road, just east of the FMC plant, where a person was struck by a Union Pacific freight train.
HOMETOWN TALENT SHINES DURING PLAY
July 27, 1998
“Shame the Devil,” a one-woman show by Jeanne Averill, is proof again of how much talent springs from our hometown well. Averill pulls off the one-hour show by playing the lead character as well as a host of others she makes real through changes in her posture, voice and facial expression.
MARTHA T. COX
July 27, 1998
Graveside services for Martha T. Cox, 97, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Cox died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the Southwinds Care Center, Lawrence.
LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER DIES
July 27, 1998
Tommy Patchen Sr., the longtime owner of Patchen Electric and Industrial Supply Inc., died Sunday.
DOG GIVES BIRTH TO 14
July 27, 1998
Talk about a working mother. Midnight, a 2-year-old black Labrador, gave birth to 14 puppies July 16, and they’ve kept her busy ever since.
NO KICKING IS ALLOWED IN THE SPORT OF JUDO, WHICH WAS CONTESTED ON SUNDAY AT THE HOLIDOME.
July 27, 1998
Judo kicked off its Sunflower State Games action on Sunday at the Holidome. Kick, however, might not be the best word.
MOUSE CONNECTIONS MAKEDIFFERENCE
July 27, 1998
My mouse is really sticky and needs to be replaced. When I went to the store, I didn’t realize there are different types of mice. How do I know if I have a PS/2 mouse or serial mouse? A PS/2 mouse refers to the way the mouse connects to the computer. This mouse uses a round connector with a width slightly bigger than a pencil, while a serial or com port mouse has a larger “D” shaped connector. A PS/2 mouse connector frequently has a picture of a computer mouse on the back of the computer, showing that this is the mouse connection.
CITY BANKS ON WOOD PLANKS FOR CENTER
July 27, 1998
It’s getting down to crunch time for installing a new wood floor at the Holcom Recreation Center. Officials hope to install a new maple gym floor by mid-September at the center, 2700 W. 27th, in time for the city’s basketball, volleyball and other recreation programs to go ahead this fall without interruption.
GRAVES IS GOP CHOICE
July 27, 1998
Gov. Bill Graves has done a good job of representing the majority of Kansans and deserves a second term in office. Next week, Kansas Republicans will choose between David Miller, a Eudora resident, and Bill Graves of Salina, who is seeking a second term in the governor’s office. It is an important election because chances are good the Republican primary contest will determine the next governor of the state.
ALL IS NOT LOST
July 27, 1998
I never claimed to be the smartest kid on the block, but from early childhood on, I have been blessed with an internal compass that — at least 99.9999 percent of the time — tells me which way is north. Ray maintains that he also has no trouble determining directions, just as long as the sun is shining. If he is looking at the setting sun, he says, he knows he’s facing west. But on that one-in-a-million occasion when my compass is off, it’s 180 degrees off, and because it happens so rarely, I’m more apt to look at the setting sun and wonder just why it decided to set in the east!
READINESS PROGRAMS HELP YOUNG CHILDREN GET READY TO LEARN.
July 27, 1998
Like a lot of 5-year-olds, Keisha Davis is spending the summer swimming, making pizza and reading. Unlike many of her peers, she’s in school.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 27, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A saw, drill and other items valued on a police report at $6,075 were stolen between 2 p.m. July 19 and 7 a.m. July 20 from Lynn Electric, 2411 Ponderosa.
SMOKING MATERIAL CAUSES $250,000 APARTMENT FIRE
July 27, 1998
Improperly discarded smoking material was identified as the cause of a fire that caused an estimated $250,000 damage to a Lawrence apartment complex. No one was injured in the fire, which began about 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Sundance Apartments, 1407 W. Seventh.
OLD HOME TOWN
July 27, 1998
On July 27, 1898, the Lawrence World noted a big meeting at the commercial club rooms at 746 Mass. above the Merchants National Bank to discuss the proposition. Also drawing comment was a motion made by George Innes concerning the 2nd district Republican candidate for U.S. Congress. The World stated: “That was a magnificent compliment paid to Hon. J.D. Bowersock last night when 300 business men on the motion of a life-long democrat gave him a unanimous vote of confidence by a rising vote. The like of this has never happened in Lawrence before.”