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S DREAM COME TRUE
June 5, 1998
A Lawrence woman’s nephew couldn’t think of anything he really wanted, except to hear from his aunt more often.
COOL-AS-A-CUCUMBER WEEKEND EXPECTED
June 5, 1998
Unseasonably cool temperatures were expected to continue in the area through the weekend, the National Weather Service said. And while record lows were set in some areas of western Kansas, no records were set here.
HEALTH AGENCY HAVING LICENSING MEETING
June 5, 1998
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 336 Mo., to provide information regarding registration and licensing of family day-care homes. Kansas law 65-518 requires that homes be registered or have licenses when child care is provided for one or two children more than 20 hours a week total time or for three or more children.
OSCAR RAY BURTON
June 5, 1998
Services for Oscar Ray Burton, 48, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Cremation will follow with inurnment in Ottawa. Mr. Burton died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at his home.
S MASON THIRD IN HEPTATHLON
June 5, 1998
Kansas University senior Candy Mason placed third in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor championships Thursday. Mason totaled 5,637 points. Brigham Young’s Tiffany Lott was the winner with 5,982 tallies, followed by Stanford’s Tracye Lawyer, who totaled 5,789 points.
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY DENIES PERMIT REQUEST FOR CONCERT
June 5, 1998
A request for a temporary use permit to hold an outdoor concert in southern Leavenworth County was turned down Thursday, following a complaint about a similar festival held in the same area in April. But the Leavenworth County Commission made a verbal commitment to Chuck Baker, president of the Omega Foundation, to allow him to have the August festival at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
June 5, 1998
According to Creighton University’s national study on marriage preparation through the Catholic church, different factors affect the perceived importance of pre-marital counseling: * The intensity of a program contributes to its perceived value.
LAURENA EVELYN SHOBE
June 5, 1998
Memorial services for Laurena Evelyn Long Shobe, 67, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. Ms. Shobe died Monday, May 25, 1998, near Conway Springs.
KU NAMES TEACHING AWARD RECIPIENTS
June 5, 1998
KU has announced the recipients of the first Wally and Marie Steeples Faculty Awards.
STATE RENTAL GRANT TO AID PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
June 5, 1998
Ten households with people with disabilities in Lawrence will be among 100 such households across Kansas receiving rental assistance. The Kansas Department of Housing is distributing $559,775 to households in 19 counties. The funds are to help households with people with disabilities displaced by state hospital closings.
HOUSING AGENCY HINTS AT CLOSING LOCAL DIVISION
June 5, 1998
A group that assists residents with housing questions may be closing the door on its Lawrence housing counseling next year. Mark Moseley, a counselor for Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., said that the agency is having trouble finding money to keep its Lawrence housing division open.
POOL BABYSITTERS?
June 5, 1998
To the editor: It’s disturbing to learn that parents of children as young as 5 are using the Lawrence Aquatic Center as a convenient babysitter for their youngsters. On Channel 9, I learned recently that there is a community in the Kansas City area which requires an adult to be within arm’s reach of all children under the age of 8. It seems to be a sensible rule and one that will ensure the safety of all young children. Perhaps such a rule could be considered for the Lawrence pool.
CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE HAS EUDORANS RALLYING
June 5, 1998
Eudora will host its first Relay for Life tonight, and the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
CONCERT TO BENEFIT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
June 5, 1998
Heartland Productions presents Harmony in the Heartland, an evening of entertainment benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Douglas County. Vocal bands m-pact! and measureXmeasure will present a concert at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Varsity Theater, with Slo-Motion kicking off the evening.
CONCERT TO BENEFIT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
June 5, 1998
Heartland Productions presents Harmony in the Heartland, an evening of entertainment benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Douglas County. Vocal bands m-pact! and measureXmeasure will present a concert at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Varsity Theater, with Slo-Motion kicking off the evening.
BUSINESS OWNER ENTERS COUNTY 1ST DISTRICT RACE
June 5, 1998
Democrat Charles Jones will run in the 1st District for Douglas County Commission.
CAROLYN PAGE-HAYS
June 5, 1998
Memorial services for Carolyn Page-Hays, 65, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Ms. Page-Hays died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
SENIOR THANK YOU
June 5, 1998
To the editor: On behalf of Lawrence seniors, I would like to thank all of the parents and members of the community who donated so much time, energy, money and gifts to our “Project Graduation” party. I want them to know that their hard work really paid off. We had fun for five hours, we were all together and there were no problems with the combination of Lawrence High and Free State — everyone got along. It was definitely a success and we thank you.
WHAT THE COUNTY HAS SPENT ON OUT-DISTRICT TUITION PAYMENTS SINCE 1991
June 5, 1998
Through 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 4-13-98
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A stereo faceplate, amplifier, speakers and 200 compact discs, valued at a total of $4,210 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Randall Road between 2:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday.
SOUND OFF
June 5, 1998
Are bicyclists required to carry any liability insurance? If they’re involved in an accident, who’s responsible for their expenses? Bicyclists are not required to have liability insurance, said local insurance agent Jo Buzzard.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 5, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A compact disc player and other items valued on a police report at $2,180 were stolen between 10 p.m. Saturday and 4:15 a.m. Sunday from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Rimrock. Damage to the vehicle’s dashboard and rear window was listed at $300.
HIGHWAY BILL UPSETS TRAFFICWAY OPPONENTS
June 5, 1998
A massive new federal highway bill has a tiny proviso for the South Lawrence Trafficway. But what does it mean and who put it there?
CITY TENNIS MEET SLATED NEXT WEEK
June 5, 1998
Entries will close at 5 p.m. Monday for the Lawrence Open tennis tournament on June 12-14 at the Lawrence Tennis Center. Open and age group competition is scheduled in men’s and women’s singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles.
LOGAN COUPLE COMMIT ANOTHER $2.2 MILLION TO UNIVERSITY
June 5, 1998
The Logan couple whose $1.3 million gift six years ago provided the foundation for construction of a world-class organ recital hall at Kansas University has committed $2.2 million for maintenance of the hall and for cancer research at KU. Through a bequest to the KU Endowment Association, Dane G. and Polly Roth Bales have arranged to give $2 million to maintain the Dane and Polly Bales Recital Hall, which opened in 1996 northwest of the Lied Center.
S MATCH PLAY.
June 5, 1998
Two heads really are better than one, especially during the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball Championship. Although Rich Morris felt he stumbled during the final round of qualifying Thursday at Alvamar Golf Club — bogeying the final hole, the team’s lone bogey in two days — Craig Lile was there to pick up the slack.
IN 1898
June 5, 1998
On June 5, 1898, the Lawrence Journal referring to the Spanish-American War stated: “The trouble about exciting war news is that we have to wait so long for a confirmation that the news gets so old that it is no longer exciting.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
THE TELEVISION BUFFER
June 5, 1998
What are viewers who watch celebrity funerals and memorial services on television looking for? Remember the pivotal character in the movie “Being There.” He had only a very limited ability to relate to the real world and people around him, but he built what appeared to be a perfectly acceptable life around watching television.
FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
June 5, 1998
Local sports scores At Par-72 Alvamar Golf Club
S THE DIFFERENCE?
June 5, 1998
The alcohol content. Legally, in Kansas, grocery stores and convenience stores can only sell beer that has 3.2 percent alcohol or lower, said Kent McDonald, co-owner of McDonald Beverage, an Anheuser-Busch distributor in Lawrence.
ROB SINCLAIR COLUMN
June 5, 1998
I’ll never forget my first exposure to Free State High athletics. It was miserable.
PARK SERVICE SEEKS INPUT ON PRESERVE
June 5, 1998
Officials will hold more public hearings in about nine months on possible future uses of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
S OUT FOR SUMMER
June 5, 1998
Kennedy School students, like their elementary school counterparts across the city, celebrate the last day of school.
FAMILY RESEARCHER PROMOTES MODEL FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS
June 5, 1998
Youths won’t get better unless their home lives do, an expert on therapy for juvenile offenders says.
BIRTHS
June 5, 1998
John and YouLan Bribach, twin boys, Lawrence, Wednesday. John and Angela Coulter, a boy, McLouth, Thursday.
S TUITION BILL GETS PRICEY
June 5, 1998
The county paid out $496,000 last year to community colleges across the state that served Douglas County students.
CAROLYN PAGE-HAYS
June 5, 1998
Memorial services for Carolyn Page-Hays, 65, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Ms. Page-Hays died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
RAIDERS PREVIEW
June 5, 1998
With a handful of practices this week, the Lawrence Raiders will open their American Legion baseball season today against Olathe Mid America at 6:30 p.m. at Ice Field. Four recent high school graduates and 10 seniors-to-be form the bulk of the Raiders, 25-14 last season.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE LITTLE TRAIL THAT EMPTIES OUT AT 19TH AND HEATHERWOOD?
June 5, 1998
“If the `little trail’ refers to the bike path that is under construction in the Heatherwood area, the city is responsible,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “Bids were taken last winter, and this is part of the bike-path improvements that include the West Campus work and Naismith Valley (paths).”
FORMER KUAA OFFICIAL TO LEAD ILLINI ALUMNI
June 5, 1998
Loren Taylor, who in the latter half of the 1980s spearheaded significant membership growth at the Kansas University Alumni Association, has been named executive director of the University of Illinois Alumni Assn. Taylor, 43 and a KU graduate, will replace current director Louis Liay on July 15.
BALDWIN GARAGE SALES TO BENEFIT LIBRARY
June 5, 1998
A citywide garage sale with proceeds donated to the Baldwin Public Library will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday around town. Maps of participating yard sales and specific items will be on sale at the library.
VAN SERVICE SEEKS MORE MONEY
June 5, 1998
The city’s “overloaded” public transportation system is seeking a budget increase for next year, a transit official said.
June 5, 1998
Church-sponsored counseling sessions for engaged couples focus on religious issues, but soon-to-be newlyweds also are finding that finances, gender roles and communication are just as likely to create problems unless dealt with before the wedding.