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June 8, 1998
The Southwest Junior High School seventh-graders have solved the school mystery. By using strategies they learned in their interdisciplinary problem-solving unit, they figured out which of their teachers was “blackmailing” another teacher. Using their science lab skills, they performed tests on hair, ink and simulated blood samples. Then they applied the problem-solving skills from their math class to solve the crime. Their teachers had concocted an elaborate set of dossiers and evidence to be discovered, including staged arguments to witness. To top off the unit, students also wrote their own mysteries for English class. *
SALES TAX NUMBERS BUNGLED BY STATE
June 8, 1998
According to numbers issued last week by the state Department of Revenue, Douglas County tax collections fell 30 percent during April.
EXPANSION OPPOSED
June 8, 1998
To the editor: On Saturday, May 30, the Journal-World ran yet another article on the proposed widening of Sixth Street/Highway 40 along the stretch of road from Wakarusa to the South Lawrence Trafficway. On June 2, the Journal-World ran a related story describing the roads that the current Douglas County commissioners hoped to build or expand with funds to come from the state. Each of these articles noted that the proposed expansion of Sixth Street/Highway 40 will cost local taxpayers at least $4.6 million (of the estimated total cost of $6.6 million).
REBELS FALL 12-0 IN TOURNEY FINAL
June 8, 1998
Lawrence’s Rebels 16-year-old baseball team went 4-1 over the weekend, placing second at a USSSA qualifier. The Kansas City Cats blanked the Rebels, 12-0, in Sunday’s championship. The Rebels advanced to the finals with victories over the Kansas City Coyotes, 7-1; Blue Springs (Mo.) Sox, 5-4; KC Image Tides, 12-4; and the Topeka Magic, 22-0.
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE PUBLIC PAY PHONES ARE DOWNTOWN?
June 8, 1998
The city has put pay phones in at 830 Mass.; the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 734 Vt.; the Community Building, 115 W. 11th; the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass., and the Municipal Court, 111 E. 11th. There are also pay phones at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and scattered at businesses throughout downtown. The water department is adding a $35 deposit to everyone for three months. What is that for, and why are we having to pay another deposit?
GIRLS GATHER AT CONFERENCE TO TALK GOVERNMENTVALUES
June 8, 1998
About 570 girls arrived Sunday for the 56th annual Sunflower Girls State citizenship program at Kansas University.
COMPETITORS ALSO PONDER FUTURE OF JONES STORE CO.
June 8, 1998
Customers and employees of the Jones Store Co. aren’t the only ones waiting to learn the plans of Dillard’s Inc. for its new acquisitions. Competitors probably are, too. In the Kansas City metropolitan area, where Jones has seven stores, and Topeka, Kan., with one Jones, the two retailers have competed for years. Now, Dillard’s must decide what to do with the Jones properties.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 8, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A wrench, socket set and other items valued on a police report at $2,066 were stolen between 8 p.m. and midnight May 29 from a service station on the 800 block of Elm.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES TO STYMIE FORGERS
June 8, 1998
The state has begun printing birth certificates on color paper, making them harder to duplicate.
ONE THING IS FOR SUREAT LEAST ONE CURRENT KU GOLFER WILL TAKE HOME A SHARE OF THE KGA FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN THE TOURNEY WRAPS UP TODAY AT ALVAMAR.
June 8, 1998
A Jayhawk foursome remains alive in the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball Championship at Alvamar. Current Kansas University golfers Andy Stewart and Chris Thompson survived Corey Novascone and Blake Graham in Saturday’s match-play semifinals, 2 and 1, to advance to today’s 36-hole final at 8 a.m. against KU junior-to-be Brad Davis and former Jayhawk Alan Stearns.
KU GOLFERS CHRIS THOMPSON AND ANDY STEWART DEFEATED BRAD DAVIS AND ALAN STEARNS, 4 AND 3, IN THE KGA FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
June 8, 1998
Independence Day came a month early. Longtime friends Chris Thompson and Andy Stewart, who grew up just a few blocks from each other in Independence, defeated fellow Jayhawks Brad Davis and Alan Stearns, 4 and 3, in the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball Championship on Sunday at Alvamar.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
June 8, 1998
Norris Transitions Inc., 2510 Yale Road. Snow Bookkeeping & Tax Preparation Inc., 1202 Spruce St., Eudora.
AVERILL WINS UNPUBLISHED PLAY AWARD — AGAIN
June 8, 1998
Lawrence playwright-actor Ric Averill recently won the American Alliance for Theatre in Education Unpublished Play Reading Award with two separate scripts. “Soldier, Spy and Nurse,” a play for middle school and high school audiences about a woman, Sarah Emma Edmunds, who fought in the Civil War dressed as a man, and “Trickster Tales from the Melting Pot,” formerly a touring production of the Seem-To-Be Players, were selected to be featured in staged readings at the organization’s conference Aug. 10 in Denver.
VOLUNTEERS KEEP CITY CLEANERSAFER
June 8, 1998
Volunteers help prevent pollution and save the city money. Local businesses play a large part in making the Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program a valued local service that is renowned statewide for its creative public/private partnerships. Last year, volunteers — both corporate and individuals — saved the city more than $4,000 in wages.
HARD WHITE WHEAT REDEFINING INDUSTRY IN KANSAS
June 8, 1998
The wheat is in increasing demand in Asia, where it’s used to make noodles and flatbreads.
WEB SITES HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE GLOBE BEFORE VACATION
June 8, 1998
About this time a few years back I mentioned in this column that our family vacation that summer had been planned with the help of the Internet. It seemed like a big deal at the time; we had simply found the state tourist information site and requested a printed vacation guide for that site online. My, how things have changed.
STRIKERS ESCAPE WITH HEITZMAN CROWN
June 8, 1998
Sommer Heiserman recorded two outs with the bases loaded in the seventh as the Strikers edged the Manhattan Lightning, 4-2, in the championship game.
LOCKS QUADS IN CLOSET
June 8, 1998
When I write about dealing with workers’ compensation insurance companies and adjustment companies, I get a flood of heartbreaking letters. For me, for folks who’ve written and for millions of Americans like us, facing disability is far easier than facing relentless insurance company desk jockeys who never see our faces, but seemingly work around the clock to keep us from receiving medical care we need.
CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH RECOGNIZES NINTH-GRADERS
June 8, 1998
Central Junior High School’s ninth-grade recognition party was held May 22 at the Lawrence Arts Center. Music was provided by John Hoyt, local disc jockey. The theme of the dance was “Hawaiian Nights.” *
PRESSURE RISING FOR MORE WATER IN RURAL DISTRICT
June 8, 1998
Customers at the east end of Douglas County Rural Water District No. 2 say a bigger line would give them better water pressure.
LOCAL VOLUNTEER FORGES CONNECTIONS THROUGH LINK
June 8, 1998
Mary Inzerillo has been busy keeping up with the growing number of clients at LINK. She serves as the contact and public relations person in overseeing the whole operation.
T ALL FUN AND GAMES FOR TEENS
June 8, 1998
That summer or part-time job could be just the thing your teen needs. Then again, maybe not.
STALLING?
June 8, 1998
If Clinton is innocent of any wrongdoing, why try to prevent the information from coming out? How long will it be before there is some kind of resolution to the Bill Clinton, Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky matter?
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
June 8, 1998
Whether guiding a ball through the small-town lanes of the Midwest or directing research on the economy of the state of Kansas, Bob Glass knows how to knock ‘em down.
WORLD CUP EXCITEMENT SPILLING OVER
June 8, 1998
Local bars and soccer fans are gearing up for the World Cup, which is expected to attract millions of television viewers worldwide over the course of a month.
WASTE COLLECTION SET FOR JUNE 20
June 8, 1998
Area residents have another chance to help the environment and rid their homes of unwanted antifreeze, oven cleaners and furniture stains at the same time. Saturday, June 20, is this year’s third collection date at the Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility, located at the county’s public works yard, 711 E. 23rd.
KEVIN HOOPER, A 1995 LAWRENCE HIGH GRADUATE, WAS PICKED IN THE 49TH ROUND OF THE AMATEUR BASEBALL DRAFT, BUT HE COULD HAVE GONE HIGHER.
June 8, 1998
With apologies to a certain surly lizard making the rounds these days, maybe size doesn’t matter. At least, that’s the opinion of Lawrence High graduate Kevin Hooper — and, for that matter, the Cleveland Indians, who selected Hooper in last week’s amateur baseball draft.
FOUR IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK
June 8, 1998
Authorities said they were surprised that no one was killed in an accident that destroyed a car early Sunday.
IN 1898
June 8, 1998
On June 8, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted that a Dr. James Naismith of Denver had been hired at Kansas University to replace Hector Cowan who had been the chapel director and a professor of physical culture. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
DISMISSALS
June 8, 1998
Alison Michele Ogden and baby boy, Lawrence. Shari Lynn Hart and baby girl, Eudora.