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MARTHA REEP
June 4, 1998
Services for Martha Reep, 96, Wichita, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Nazarene Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Worden Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Reep died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Terrace Gardens Nursing Home, Wichita.
S PIPELINE PROPOSAL
June 4, 1998
Kickapoos push for a large northeast Kansas water project. Water officials are skeptical.
BIRTHS
June 4, 1998
Kippert and Tammy Cress, a boy, Oskaloosa, Tuesday. Jason and Julie Knobbe, a boy, Lawrence, Wednesday.
COUNTY OKS $43,164 BILL FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES
June 4, 1998
Douglas County commissioners approved $43,164 in payments Wednesday to community colleges outside the area serving students from the county. A state statute requires the county to pay $24 per credit hour to community colleges serving Douglas County students. That’s because the county does not offer its own community college.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
June 4, 1998
* A 58-year-old employee of E and E Display, 910 E. 29th, lost the tip of his finger in an industrial accident at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. He was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
OUR TOWN SPORTS
June 4, 1998
Allen Golf Classic: The first Terry Allen Golf Classic to benefit Muscular Dystrophy will be June 22 at Alvamar Country Club. The format is an 18-hole four-man scramble. For information, call the Muscular Dystrophy Association at 913 859-0632. *
HAZARDOUS DUTY
June 4, 1998
NASA astronuats probably will be happy to bid farewell for good to the Mir space station. Officials of the United States space program surely will breath a sigh of relief this month when the last NASA astronaut returns home from the Russian space station Mir.
PANEL DOOR HAS A NEW DRUMMER AND IS HEADING TO THE RECORDING STUDIO.
June 4, 1998
Welcome to Munchkin’s Domain, The Mag’s new music and entertainment column. I’m James Grau, the Ugly Munchkin himself, and I look forward to bringing you up-to-date news from the Lawrence-Kansas City area. Hats and shoes off to Anne Tangeman and her column, “Tuning In,” for which this is a replacement. Tangeman, also of the Micromag zine, will be bringing in photos of local shows and other events, so if you see her out and about, fix that hair and look sharp, `cause she’s always got her camera.
STUDENT POETRY
June 4, 1998
These poems were inspired by the student-writers’ response to a work of art. The writers were challenged to select a work of art that “spoke” to them on an imaginative or emotional level and to interpret that art through free verse or rhymed poetry. They were written by students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class at Lawrence High School. The Graveyard at Dusk
RICH MORRIS AND CRAIG LILE OF EL DORADO LED THE FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING AT THE KGA FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER SHOOTING A 6-UNDER-PAR 66.
June 4, 1998
So much for the home-course advantage. The top team after the first round of the Kansas Golf Association’s Four-Ball Championship on Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Club wasn’t one of the numerous teams from Lawrence. Instead, El Dorado’s Rich Morris and Craig Lile sat atop the leaderboard after finishing with a 6-under-par 66.
ROTTINGHAUS COLUMN
June 4, 1998
Here they are. Your 1997-98 Lawrence High athletic award winners. The selections were made by a panel of one and, coincidentally, the awards — the Rottsies — are named after him.
LOCAL SEXTET TREKS ACROSS GRAND CANYON
June 4, 1998
Six Lawrence women traveled 23.5 miles across the Grand Canyon this week.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY CATCHER JOSH DIMMICK HAS FOLLOWED THE HOUSTON ASTROS FOR YEARS FROM NEARBY WHARTONTEXAS.
June 4, 1998
A native of Wharton, Texas, Kansas University senior Josh Dimmick grew up a fan of the Houston Astros. “I actually have been to five or six games since I’ve been home from school,” said Dimmick, who on Tuesday was selected by his favorite team in the 24th round of the major league draft.
S LOW-BUDGET FILM PACKS SOME STAR POWER.
June 4, 1998
“Just because a man ain’t got much, don’t mean he ain’t got nothing to give!” That line comes from Kevin Willmott’s feature film “Ninth Street,” a 93-minute movie about a notorious stretch of black-owned jazz clubs, bars and businesses in Junction City that for decades catered to Army troops stationed at nearby Fort Riley.
MARY LEE BRECHEISEN
June 4, 1998
Services for Mary Lee Brecheisen, 93, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will follow at Clearfield cemetery, Eudora. Mrs. Brecheisen died Monday, June 1, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
S POETIC SIDE
June 4, 1998
Jewel almost published the book under an alias so her fame would not influence its success.
NEW TROUPE TAKES OVER AT APPLE VALLEY FARM
June 4, 1998
The St. Louis-based company specializes in melodramas, mysteries and family comedies.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES GRADUATES FROM AREA
June 4, 1998
Kansas University has released a list of names of 1998 graduates from the area. The graduates are: Douglas County
LAWRENCE POLICE CAMP DEADLINE NEARING
June 4, 1998
The Lawrence Police Department is looking for recruits — for its summer camp. The application deadline for the new program is Friday, and parents can sign up their children by going to the police department, 111 E. 11th. There are plenty of spots available, Officer Tom Moore said. The Lawrence Police Camp will cover everything from bike safety, self defense, crime-scene investigations and peer pressure.
PRODUCER TO TALK AT KAN FEST
June 4, 1998
Several Lawrence filmmakers are finalists in this year’s KAN Film Festival.
CREWS HUSTLE TO MEET SCHEDULE
June 4, 1998
A crew of 100 is working frantically to morph various nearby sites into turn-of-the-century Boston for a movie based on the early adult years of Helen Keller.
FINDS HUMOR IN FAMILY SPATS
June 4, 1998
Lawrence Community Theatre will end its 1997-‘98 season with some laughs.
THE WINNER OF THE TALENT SHOW WILL BE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD.
June 4, 1998
A trip to Hollywood for an appearance on a major network drama series is among the prizes on the line in the name of fun and funds during Kansas University’s FROTH Follies. Friends of the Theatre is putting on the talent contest at 8 p.m. Friday in Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall to raise funds for a new sound system for University Theatre.
S NEW INSTRUMENTAL RELEASE HAS A MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOR.
June 4, 1998
A violin, guitar and drum kit is all it takes for three Australian men to create beautiful songs to grip you tight at night. Dirty Three has achieved a perfect state of tension. Its music contradicts itself in all directions: somber yet uplifting, relaxing or emotionally upsetting, minimalist but intricate. The songs serve the listener’s purpose, whatever that may be.
BOTSWANA VIEW
June 4, 1998
To the editor: I was delighted to read the May 31 article on the Peace Corps in Botswana, having been a Peace Corps volunteer there myself from ‘94 to ‘96. While I would agree that Botswana is currently a rare thriving African nation, the country’s future is not so certain. On the bright side indeed it has an educational system unsurpassed by most African nations. Every student has a textbook (usually), every student has a uniform (usually), and the rate of primary school attendence, even in remote desert regions, is approaching 100 percent.
COURT IRONS OUT HOURS MIX-UP
June 4, 1998
Court officials hope to ease confusion caused by the Lawrence Municipal Court’s recent move one block north.
STUDENT COMPOSER REACHES GOAL
June 4, 1998
Central Junior High School student Tristan Moody lives out his “Kansas Splendor.”
ELEGANT FOOD AND A FRIENDLY, CASUAL ATMOSPHERE MARK THIS WESTPORT EATERY.
June 4, 1998
Along one wall of the long, high-ceilinged front room at Harry’s Bar and Tables hangs an oil portrait of old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra. During a recent Sunday evening the painting was draped in black mourning creche. Sinatra tunes played on the sound system.
S BOOK BRINGS FAMILY HISTORY TO LIFE
June 4, 1998
Joyce Carol Thomas hopes to give children a new way of looking at their elders.
T COVER THEIR HUGE TANKS AS IS DONE IN TOPEKA.
June 4, 1998
Debbie Van Saun, the city’s assistant utilities director, checked with Dave Wagner, the city’s wastewater treatment superintendent, and George Williams, the city’s public works director, for information about the odor. Here’s Van Saun’s response: “Odors on East Eighth can commonly be generated by two sources. One is the city’s grass-clipping compost pile. As part of the maintenance required for this operation, the piles must occasionally be turned to aerate them. This can be a cause of odors, but public-works staff take care in monitoring wind speed and direction before doing this, so as to minimize the effect on area residents.
LAWYERS TO RECEIVE HONORS FOR SERVICES
June 4, 1998
Three area lawyers are to be recognized for years of membership in the Kansas Bar Assn.
TEACHERS OVERWHELMINGLY RATIFY CONTRACT
June 4, 1998
Lawrence public school teachers cast their ballots Wednesday and overwhelmingly voted to accept a contract offer for the 1998-1999 school year. “We had a very high turnout,” said Lois Orth-Lopes, president of the Lawrence Education Assn., the bargaining unit for the district’s teachers. “It was one of the highest we’ve had in years.”
MEETING TO FOCUS ON PRAIRIE OPTIONS
June 4, 1998
Kansas residents will get to give their opinions on what should be done with Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Proposed plans for the future of the 11,000-acre preserve is the topic of a meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in the Regency A room in the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr.
IN ENGLISHPLEASE
June 4, 1998
Trying to translate government documents into simple English won’t be an easy job, but any improvement will be appreciated. Other jargon-laden businesses and organizations should take a lesson from the federal government’s effort to translate its communications into plain English.
ASSAULT VICTIM PINNED BETWEEN CARS
June 4, 1998
A shouting match escalated into a fight Tuesday night, and friends of the combatants became involved when one of them ran his car into another one, pinning him to a car. Police are looking for the driver of a gray Honda Civic who hit Joseph Kowalski, 21, cutting and injuring his leg about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Kowalski, Lawrence, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital following the incident.
BARNYARD LAUGHTER
June 4, 1998
What: Upstage Productions shows: * “Went With the Wind,” 8:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 18.
PEARCE NIPS BRADY IN KWGA SENIOR
June 4, 1998
Star Pearce of Wichita edged Lawrence’s Elaine Brady by a stroke Wednesday to win the KWGA Senior golf championship at Lake Shawnee. Pearce and Brady were deadlocked with 78s after the first 18 holes. Pearce shot an 85 on Wednesday while Brady carded an 86.
LMH WANTS TO RAZE HOME
June 4, 1998
The demolition would be Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s third in five years in the area.
LELA MARIE LOWE
June 4, 1998
Services for Lela Marie Lowe, 87, rural Edgerton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley. Mrs. Lowe died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
COUNTY, LECOMPTON AGREE ON ROAD
June 4, 1998
The county is not planning to ask for trafficway extension to Jefferson County as part of state transportation program.
COLLEGE PROMOTES HISTORY PROFESSOR
June 4, 1998
As one of four associate deans in the college, and two in the humanities, Carl Strikwerda will serve as a contact dean for programs such as art history and American studies.
VIEWS ON TOLERANCE PROVE TO BE WINNERS
June 4, 1998
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center held an essay contest on tolerance as a precede to a public workshop on the issue next week.
J.C. PENNEY AND HOBBY LOBBY ARE ON THE MOVE.
June 4, 1998
When J.C. Penney is out, Hobby Lobby is in. Hobby Lobby Creative Center is moving to a building being vacated by J.C. Penney, which is building a new store near 33rd and Iowa streets.
BUSTLE
June 4, 1998
So far, families of geese that have been crossing a major highway near Lawrence have been lucky, officials said.
FOURTH-GRADE AUTHORS EARN RECOGNITION
June 4, 1998
A Pinckney fourth-grade class writes its way to national recognition.
COUNTY TO HIRE FIRM TO PAINT LINES
June 4, 1998
Instead of maintaining an expensive piece of equipment, that is used twice a year at most, Douglas County will hire a company to paint lines on roadways, commissioners decided Wednesday evening. Public works director Frank B. Hempen Jr. said the county could spend $7,000 to $8,000 this year in repairs but would need to replace the truck next year anyway. He also said he would not advocate buying new equipment because it’s rarely used.
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June 4, 1998
Commissioners approved $43,164 in payments Wednesday to community colleges outside the area serving students from the county. A state statute requires the county to pay $24 per credit hour to community colleges serving Douglas County students. That’s because the county does not offer its own community college.
COUNTY DENIES ZONING FOR CAR LOT
June 4, 1998
Commissioners struggle with zoning request, saying they wish they could have found a way to help business owner.
OTTAWA APPROVES PERMIT FOR PIPE COMPANY
June 4, 1998
The Ottawa City Council on Wednesday night approved a special use permit for a pipe-fitting company to set up shop in the city’s industrial park. Mayor Blaine Finch said the permit was approved for Miller Sales Inc. Finch said he wasn’t sure how many jobs the company would bring to town.
GRAIN CAR SHORTAGES FORECAST
June 4, 1998
The result could be a replay of last year, when grain piled up with no means to transport it. Wichita (ap) — Predictions of more grain car shortages this coming harvest, coupled with warnings about the possible abandonment of some Kansas rail lines, offered little hope for grain shippers at a meeting Wednesday with Central Kansas Railway officials.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 4, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A generator, wheelbarrow and circular saw valued on a police report at $2,475 were stolen between 9 a.m. April 23 and 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from Sunflower Rental, 3301 W. Sixth.
IN 1898
June 4, 1998
On June 4, 1898, the Lawrence Journal’s headlines read “OUTDOOR COMEDY - `As You Like It’ Given by the University Dramatic Club” and the accompanying story began: “The presentation of `As You Like It’ by the Kansas University Dramatic Club on the campus yesterday afternoon was a decided novelty, and was a novelty that was a decided success. The day happened to be an ideal one for the event, and an interested audience assembled under the trees as spectators for a spectacle which everyone present hoped will be made an annual feature of the commencement season at Kansas University. With the trees as scenery and the stage on the ground, fallen trees as wings to the stage, music appropriate to the rustic surroundings, and costumes in keeping with the occasion, a character cast that was very strong, the complete success of the presentation was as marked as the enjoyableness of the novelty.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
NO PROBLEMS WITH PERRY CITY AUDIT
June 4, 1998
The Perry City Council on Wednesday night received a report on the city’s annual audit with no problems, council member DeAnn Hupe Seib said. “We did pass with absolutely no problems, which is always nice to hear,” she said.
OTTAWA APPROVES PERMIT FOR PIPE COMPANY
June 4, 1998
The Ottawa City Council on Wednesday night approved a special use permit for a pipe-fitting company to set up shop in the city’s industrial park. Mayor Blaine Finch said the permit was approved for Miller Sales Inc. Finch said he wasn’t sure how many jobs the company would bring to town.
HAROLD H. HORTON
June 4, 1998
Services for Harold H. Horton, 97, Topeka, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mr. Horton died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at Westwood Manor, Topeka.