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OUT OF THE LOOP
June 12, 1998
A recent decision-making process on a local school issue might give Lawrence’s new school superintendent a lesson on the importance of communication. It is ironic that members of the out-of-town search firm seeking candidates to become Lawrence’s superintendent of schools would be in town about the same time school board members, school administrators and teachers’ union representatives took action on a fairly important matter apparently without accepting any significant input from district parents.
SALLIE MAE REOPENS AFTER THREAT
June 12, 1998
Employees at Sallie Mae, the student loan servicing center, returned to work Thursday after a bomb threat Wednesday closed all six of its service centers. “Everything’s back to normal,” said Elaine Nelson, vice president of operations for Sallie Mae in Lawrence, located at 2000 Bluffs Dr. and 110 McDonald Dr.
CORPUS CHRISTI PRIEST TO MARK 25 YEARS OF SERVING
June 12, 1998
Tending to Vietnam wounded at a Denver hospital helped Corpus Christi’s pastor decide he really did want to be a priest.
LAWRENCE WEB SITE SOLICITS PHOTOS
June 12, 1998
Ready to show the world what you can do with your camera? Lawrence area photographers will get that chance this month in the city’s first all-digital photo contest, which is sponsored by lawrence.com, the gateway to Lawrence on the Internet, and Camera America.
TO DEBUT THIS FALL
June 12, 1998
In the fall, Kansas University will begin selling permits for a new “Park & Ride” system.
A SUMMER PROGRAM LETS CHILDREN TRY A WIDE RANGE OF SPORTS.
June 12, 1998
Children splashed in the pool at Kansas University’s Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, unaware of the idea that exercise is work. “What I like about this camp is it isn’t like `drop and give me twenty,”’ Ben Barthell, 11, said. “It’s fun.”
WHY IS THE KANSAS UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION REFUSING TO SELL THE CITY AN EASEMENT FOR THE HEATHERWOOD TRAIL SO THE TRAIL CAN BE COMPLETED TO 15TH STREET?
June 12, 1998
“Due to the efforts of the city of Lawrence, Kansas University and the Kansas University Endowment Association, the first segment of a bicycle path on West Campus was completed in late April and has been in use since then,” said John Scarffe, KU Endowment Association director of communications. “The 10-foot path runs along Crestline south of 15th Street, then east to Constant Avenue and then back south along Constant, ending at the corner of 19th & Iowa. The path was financed by a grant the city received from federal funds in 1994. “In addition, the KU Endowment Association has granted the city an easement for a second segment, which will extend this 10-foot path up to Clinton Parkway. The bike path takes a different route than one originally proposed by the city, which would have connected Lawrence Avenue to 15th Street through West Campus. In the interest of KU’s future growth, the KU Endowment Association proposed an alternate route, which was agreed upon and approved by both the city and the granting agency. The KU Endowment Association looks forward to the completion of the West Campus bicycle path and to the KU students and Lawrence residents who will enjoy it.”
CHANCELLOR DESCRIBES ACADEMIC, PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS AT KU
June 12, 1998
The KU chancellor told a local group Thursday that the future is looking bright.
THESE MCLOUTH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE NAMED TO THE GOLD HONOR ROLL (4.0 TO 3.5 GRADE-POINT AVERAGE) FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER:
June 12, 1998
Seniors: Michelle Beasley, Chrissy Courtney, Ricky Courtney, Jessica Funk, Lori Garcia, Tim Pierce, Beth Schrader, Sandi Swisher, Gary Walker, Jimmy Tullis and Casey Weltha. Juniors: James Campbell, Katie Crawford, Candace Harvey, Teresa Hill, Jessica Howard, Bill Kabus, Anndrea Lewallen, Dawn Moore, Jessica Nowak, Amy Pierce, Eva Seeberger, Amber Walker, Raquel Williams and Dane Woodring.
FIRE DESTROYS GARAGECAR
June 12, 1998
Lightning is the likely cause of a fire that burned a rural Lawrence family’s garage to the ground, along with the 1960 Corvette inside. Donald Hixson, who lives on E. 1500 Rd. north of the city, was watching television Wednesday night when a passing motorist knocked on his door.
COMMERCE ACQUIRES SE KANSAS BANK FIRM
June 12, 1998
Commerce Bancshares Inc. said it would acquire the parent company of Columbus State Bank in Columbus, Kan. The bank, with about $80 million in assets and two locations, is in Cherokee County in southeast Kansas.
S ACT ANGERS ANIMAL LOVERS
June 12, 1998
The Humane Society was called regarding complaints of more than 20 goats and seven ponies left in a trailer Thursday in a Eudora parking lot.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 12, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Sony portable compact disc player, Nintendo Gameboy, wallet, and fencing swords and equipment were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of West Campus Road between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Total loss was $1,905, police reported Thursday.
VACATION BOUND
June 12, 1998
Here’s a sample of upcoming vacation Bible schools in Lawrence. Most programs are free, but call the churches for more information. * Victory Bible Church, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday through June 19.
IN 1898
June 12, 1998
On June 12, 1898, the Lawrence Journal’s recent editorial on city expenditures was still drawing comment. The Journal stated: “Considerable feeling is manifested in reference to the matter of expenditures by the city and the controversy has developed several things and promises still more. The Journal is glad that this warmth of feeling is shown: possibly if the taxpayers and the members of the council all get a little warm under the collar some good can be accomplished. It is the universal opinion that Lawrence does not get the worth of its money when it comes to street work.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE JUNIOR HIGHS ARE GETTING NEW CHEERLEADING UNIFORMS FOR ALL THEIR CHEERLEADERS, EXCEPT SOUTHWEST. HOW IS THIS EQUITABLE?
June 12, 1998
The district’s administration made the recommendation for new cheerleading uniforms at Central, South and West, based on the age of the current uniforms. According to the agenda from the June 8 school board meeting, “Replacing uniforms at three of the junior highs is necessary at this time. Southwest’s uniforms are new enough that they will last another year or two.”
CORRECTION
June 12, 1998
The date that individual tickets for Lied Center events will go on sale was listed incorrectly in Thursday’s issue of The Mag. Single tickets go on sale Monday.
LIBRARY PERFORMANCE SET
June 12, 1998
Lawrence’s Ric Averill will kick off the Lawrence Public Library’s summer activities for youths at 11 a.m. Saturday with his performance of “Dizzy Dramatics.” Averill is a well-known performer in the community, noted for his work with children through his Seem-to-Be Players.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL HELPS CHURCHES REACH OUT TO CHILDREN WHO MIGHT NOT REGULARLY WORSHIP.
June 12, 1998
Jerimiah Lyles knows his Bible. At vacation Bible school earlier this week at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, the 13-year-old led the charge as a church helper asked Jerimiah and other teen-agers in the group questions about God’s love. Jerimiah eagerly raised his hand to answer the teacher’s questions, volunteering so many times that she finally asked him to give the others a chance.
MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN HIT-AND-RUN
June 12, 1998
A motorcyclist suffered head injuries and was helicoptered late Thursday to the Kansas University Medical Center after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident west of Sixth and Kasold. Witnesses said a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee exiting the Westridge Shopping Center struck the motorcycle, which was traveling east on Sixth. The Cherokee left the scene, drove around the back of the strip mall, and was seen exiting on Kasold.
DEVELOPING FANTASY
June 12, 1998
Officials in DeSoto shouldn’t be too quick to jump on board plans for an Oz theme park on former ammunition plant land. DeSoto officials should be cautious about lending their support to a proposal for an Oz theme park on the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant land.
S DOCTORS AWAIT SALE OUTCOME
June 12, 1998
Doctors would welcome a new boss, should Columbia-HCA’s proposed plans to sell its Lawrence assets to Lawrence Memorial Hospital be successful.
LOCAL SPORTS
June 12, 1998
FSHS basketball camp: Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner is offering a basketball camp July 6-10. The high school session will be 9 a.m.-noon and the afternoon session (1-4 p.m.) will be for grades fourth through ninth. For information, call Schreiner at 832-6050. *
LHS PRODUCTS SHINE IN ALL-STAR CONTEST
June 12, 1998
Lawrence High products Kyle Cook, Todd Heitshusen and Jeff Davis helped Kansas topple Missouri, 8-4, in the KC Metro Coaches Assn. high school all-star baseball game Wednesday night. Cook was 2-for-2 with an RBI while Heitshusen went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Davis pitched the first two innings to earn the victory in the seven-inning game.
ATTRACTIVE ENTRY
June 12, 1998
Improvements on North Second Street are making this entrance into the city far more attractive. Congratulations are due to city officials who approved the latest beautification project along North Second Street. This effort appears to be just about finished and will significantly improve the appearance of this major entry into Lawrence.
KANSAS COACH ROY WILLIAMS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ATTENDING RULES COMMITTEE MEETINGS, RECENT NCAA BASKETBALL RULE CHANGES AND THE NBA FINALS.
June 12, 1998
A member of the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Rules Committee, Kansas coach Roy Williams voted for the rules change that will reward players whose defensive hustle forces held-ball situations. “That rule I am in favor of,” Kansas coach Williams said emphatically Thursday night on WIBW’s Sports Talk.
STATIC GROWS FOR KAW RADIO
June 12, 1998
A Christian radio network has obtained a federal license for the same frequency being used by KAW-FM, a low-power station operating illegally in Lawrence.
ADMISSIONS LAURA WITT, LAWRENCEDISMISSALS
June 12, 1998
Kelly Breitenbecher and baby boy, Lawrence. Korianne Daboda and baby girl, Lawrence.
LONG-DISTANCE RATES
June 12, 1998
Jefferson County officials and residents are growing tired of long-distance telephone charges for calls to what essentially are their neighbors.