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POLICE NAME TRAIN VICTIM
July 29, 1998
A woman who was killed instantly when she was struck by a Union Pacific train northeast of Lawrence Sunday night had moved to the city three months ago. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department officials said Melizza Lara-Honea was about a mile from her North Lawrence home at 620 Elm when she was hit by the train. Lara-Honea turned 21 years old on July 11.
REGENTS CONTEMPLATE HIRING CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT SEARCH
July 29, 1998
Hiring a new leader for the Kansas Board of Regents could cost the state $60,000 to $90,000 if a head-hunting firm is used to support the search.
HOMOSEXUAL ISSUES
July 29, 1998
To the editor: Apart from the question as to whether homosexuality is right or wrong, there is a big contradiction in the letter by Charlene Muehlenhard, associate professor of psychology at KU, on the subject of whether homosexuals can change.
I HAVE FISHED AT LONE STAR LAKE FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS, AND NOW
July 29, 1998
there is no fishing in the entire cove east of the marina. I would like to know which county commissioners voted to ban the fishing and why? Acting Douglas County Public Works director Keith Browning said, “The rule concerning no fishing in the swimming area has been a rule for at least the past 23 years. There has probably been a lack of enforcement in the past. But that’s always been a rule, and we have installed more signs to try to better convey that to people.”
FIRST ACE NOTCHED AT EAGLE BEND
July 29, 1998
Lawrence’s David Dummermuth, 22, scored the first hole-in-one at Eagle Bend Public Golf Course on Tuesday. Dummermuth used an 8-iron to ace the 126-yard, par-3 No. 3 hole. The shot was witnessed by Karen Dummermuth and Kelly McAdoo.
INTERNET WORK NETS HONOR FOR LIBRARIAN
July 29, 1998
A Lawrence librarian has been honored for her work with the city’s official Internet site.
POLICE SAY THEFTS SOLVED WITH ARREST
July 29, 1998
Police believe they have solved two laundry vandalisms from last fall.
MILLER STUMPS IN HOMETOWN
July 29, 1998
David Miller prepares for a last week of campaigning before the August primary.
HARTSOCK COLUMN
July 29, 1998
Kansas University’s thin defensive line just got a little deeper. Kareem Carter, a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder from Santa Monica (Calif.) Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play football for KU this fall.
HERBS PASS BROILER TEST
July 29, 1998
For gardeners, one of the most vexing challenges during our recent blazing dry spell was to keep our herbs in condition for service in the kitchen. It doesn’t take much time in a direct 100-degree sun to make even well-watered basil droop or to send dill and parsley into a bolt. Even my spearmint, which tends toward self-sufficiency and rarely asks for a hand watering, needed coaxing through last week. However, in my gardening scheme, the loss of my herbs would have been as great a tragedy as if all my tomato plants had been scorched to death.
S OPENING ROUND OF THE KANSAS OPEN.
July 29, 1998
The recent rain which Lawrence has received should both help and hurt Alvamar, site of today’s first round of the 23rd annual Kansas Open. “Really, anytime you get rain it goes two ways. One, it helps you because it’s July, it’s hot out and the grass is getting scorched,” Kansas Open tournament director Brad Demo said. “So there’s some relief on that side of it. Then you have to look at the bad side of it. For the last week we’ve been trying to get our greens faster and faster and it’s difficult when you get so much rain. They’re really not as fast as the players are used to.
PANCAKES
July 29, 1998
These breakfast jewels are light and fluffy and totally homemade. I always season the skillet with extra butter when I’m cooking them at the campground. It’s a little extra fat with a lot of flavor, and because I’m usually doing a lot of activities, I don’t have to worry about the added calories. Pancakes
FLORA CHIARAPPA SILINI
July 29, 1998
Services for Flora Chiarappa Silini, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. August 27 at First Southern Baptist Church. Burial will be held at a later date in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn. Ms. Silini died Monday, July 27, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GROUP ENDORSES AREA REPUBLICANS
July 29, 1998
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s political action council endorsed three area Republicans in their bids to win re-election to the Kansas House. Endorsements were based on voting records on selected business topics or a candidate’s philosophy on business issues. All but three of the 76 people endorsed by the council were Republicans.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 29, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1978 Caprice Classic valued at $3,500 was reported stolen from the 1700 block of West 24th between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday.
S ATHLETIC TEAMS.
July 29, 1998
The logos’ dominant color is orange — Baker’s only official school color — and includes navy blue and silver gray as accent colors. Baker will use several versions of the logos for its athletic apparel and publications.
CORRECTION
July 29, 1998
A cutline in Monday’s Journal-World about a labrador’s litter of 14 puppies misidentified Whitney Van Dyke, 10.
IN 1898
July 29, 1998
On July 29, 1898, the Lawrence World, with the Spanish-American War under way, stated: “It is to be hoped that President McKinley will remain firm in his decision not to ask for the Philippine islands. This country does not need those islands in its business. We could use some coaling stations handily but the people there would not add to the citizenship of the country. Let the Philippines go: However if their cause is just we might demand their independence.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
PERRY BOARD OKS BOND ISSUE
July 29, 1998
The Perry-Lecompton school board approved a bond issue that members hope will solve overcrowding problems in the district.
CANDIDATES SEEK HOMEGROWN SUPPORT
July 29, 1998
Legislators make plea at Farmer’s Market to get people to the polls for the primary election.
COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT FOOD CONTESTS ARE BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FREE FAIR?
July 29, 1998
There are three actual contests being offered, said Susan Krumm, a family and consumer sciences agent with K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County. In addition to the fair’s Open Class Food Division, Monday through Aug. 8, that anyone can enter, there will also be the R.B. Rice Contest, the President’s Pie Baking Contest and the Naturally Nutritious Food Festival. The President’s Pie Baking Contest is a daily event of the fair. Pies can be entered from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each morning at the Fair Board Office in Building 21 of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contestants may enter as many homemade fruit pies on as many days as they desire. There will be daily prizes, and an overall champion will be selected. Cash prizes will be offered. Pies will be donated to the 4-H food stand.
ERMA L. KAY
July 29, 1998
No local services are planned for Erma L. Kay, 77, Lawrence. Services will be scheduled at a later date in Buffalo, Wyo. Mrs. Kay died Monday, July 27, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
LAWRENCE HOUSE FIRE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
July 29, 1998
An investigation into a fire that caused $5,000 in damage to a Lawrence home Monday night is continuing. Bill Stark, a battalion chief for the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Department, said a preliminary investigation of the fire scene at 2917 Lawrence Ave. didn’t turn up an obvious cause of the fire.
SIXTH ST. DEVELOPMENT KEEPS GREEN LIGHT
July 29, 1998
Lawrence city commissioners decided against putting the brakes on development along Sixth Street. Tuesday night, commissioners rejected Commissioner John Nalbandian’s suggestion to place a moratorium on development along Sixth Street, from Wakarusa Drive to the South Lawrence Trafficway. The moratorium would have been lifted once the 1.25-mile stretch of Sixth Street was rebuilt to include four lanes, controlled access, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and lighting.
CITY TAKES PLUNGE, APPROVES 50-METER POOL
July 29, 1998
Lawrence’s next indoor aquatic center will include a 50-meter competitive pool — a lap pool twice as big as previously planned, at an increased cost of $2 million.
BAYLOR
July 29, 1998
1997 record: 2-9 (1-7 Big 12, 6th in South division). Offensive starters returning: 6.
RECOVERY
July 29, 1998
The family of accident victim David Yoe has gotten support from an unlikely source, the Internet. A family friend set up a Web page to keep people updated on Yoe’s rehabilitation.
CLOSED PRIMARIES
July 29, 1998
To the editor: Your recent article headlined, “Democrats crashing Republicans’ Party” accurately illustrates the dilemma I and other Kansans are facing in this year’s primary.
LIFTING, SHOOTING CONSUME BRADFORD
July 29, 1998
Kansas junior Nick Bradford was guest speaker at Roy Williams’ basketball camp on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.
HELEN O. PINE
July 29, 1998
Services for Helen O. Pine, 97, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Pine died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
THE CHICAGO BULLS WERE GOING TO HIRE FORMER IOWA STATE COACH TIM FLOYD.
July 29, 1998
Tim Floyd’s recent hiring by the Chicago Bulls didn’t surprise Kansas coach Roy Williams. “I pretty much knew what was going on,” Williams said Tuesday after speaking at his basketball camp. “I visited with Tim, had some discussions with the Bulls and I talked to Michael (Jordan), so I pretty much knew what was going on.”
MORE
July 29, 1998
Preparation and planning will get campers past the first night of hot dogs.
LAWRENCE GOLFERS DAVID TACHA, CHRIS HUTCHENS AND J.T. SYMONS WERE AMONG THE 18 AMATEURS WHO QUALIFIED TUESDAY FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL KANSAS OPEN, WHICH BEGINS TODAY AT ALVAMAR.
July 29, 1998
Chris Hutchens loves his golf. He loves the atmosphere, he loves the game, and he loves the people involved with it.
PROFESSOR RECEIVES S. KOREAN LAUREL
July 29, 1998
A KU professor who has devoted nearly 30 years to supporting democratic standards in South Korea has been honored for his dedication.
PRIMARY VOTING
July 29, 1998
To encourage advance voting and a better turnout for the primary, the Douglas County clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the courthouse.
GOP THE PARTY OF REFORM
July 29, 1998
This year’s elections give voters the opportunity to keep the Clinton White House in check. Newspaper headlines read “Clinton Signs IRS Overhaul” and pictures show the president seated at a table signing the legislation designed to revamp customer service at the IRS and put the customer, the taxpayer, first.
GROUP ENDORSES AREA REPUBLICANS
July 29, 1998
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s political action council endorsed three area Republicans in their bids to win re-election to the Kansas House. Endorsements were based on voting records on selected business topics or a candidate’s philosophy on business issues. All but three of the 76 people endorsed by the council were Republicans.
LAWS MUST ADDRESS MENTALLY ILL
July 29, 1998
One day before he allegedly opened fire on complete strangers, killing two guards and seriously wounding a young female tourist in the United States Capitol building, Russell E. Weston Jr. had taken a shotgun and killed 14 cats, including two of his father’s favorite pets, at his rural Illinois home. Though his family has known for 20 years that “Rusty” was mentally ill, they knew little about what could be done to help him or themselves. He had been twice diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and had been prescribed anti-psychotic medications. But when he declined to take his medicine, his parents threw up their hands.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 29, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Honda motorcycle was stolen between midnight Monday and 9:01 a.m. Tuesday from the 2100 block of Heatherwood. The motorcycle was later recovered, but it had been vandalized, police reported. Damage was listed at $4,000.
HARTSOCK COLUMN
July 29, 1998
The big, bad Big 12 is back, and it just might be better than ever. In football, that is.
COUNTY LOWERS SPEED LIMITS
July 29, 1998
Residents of four Eudora cul-de-sacs will be driving a little slower now. Douglas County commissioners approved Monday lowering the speed limits on four subdivision roadways to 20 mph.
* A VEHICLE PARKED IN THE 2300 BLOCK OF HARVARD SUSTAINED $1,400 DAMAGE TO A DOOR AND TIRES BETWEEN 3 P.M. FRIDAY AND 9:30 P.M. SATURDAY.
July 29, 1998
* Eighty compact discs, a stereo and other property valued at $1,233 were reportedly stolen Friday in the 1100 block of Kentucky. * A laptop computer, stereo and other items valued at $3,025 were reported stolen Thursday in the 3800 block of Clinton Parkway.