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SERIOUS OFFENSE
June 17, 1998
To the editor: Plagiarism? Defined in Wester’s Dictionary: to steal the words, ideas, etc. of another and use them as one’s own; literally theft.
THOMAS WILLITS FRISBIE
June 17, 1998
Services for Thomas Willits Frisbie, 63, Grantville, will be at 2 p.m. today at Grantville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Grantville Cemetery with Perry American Legion Post No. 142 conducting military graveside services. Mr. Frisbie died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at his home.
INTERVIEWS FOR SCHOOL OFFICIAL CONTINUE
June 17, 1998
The Lawrence school board today will interview the last of five candidates for the superintendent vacancy. Then, the board will select a group of finalists. Board members, who aren’t identifying candidates, say they are optimistic about the pool of candidates selected by consultant John Cahill of The Bickert Group.
THE NBA DRAFT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. HOW ABOUT SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT RAEF LAFRENTZ?
June 17, 1998
Here are a few tidbits. * Raef’s name was taken by his parents from a movie, “Home From The Hill,” starring George Peppard.
BELL RINGERS TO PERFORM
June 17, 1998
The Festival, Plymouth, and Spirit Ringers of Plymouth Congregational Church are presenting an open rehearsal at 6 p.m. Thursday in the church sanctuary at 925 Vt. The three choirs, composed of seventh-grade, high school and university students, are presenting their concert Saturday and Sunday for the conference sponsored by American Guild of English Handbell Ringers in Springfield, Ill. The ringers also are performing at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Thursday’s informal concert is open to the public.
PROUD OF BOARD
June 17, 1998
To the editor: Build or Bus.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
June 17, 1998
Will Squires Babbit, 19, Baldwin, and Becky Jean Grey, 18, Lawrence. Shanan Brewer, 26, Lawrence, and Clint Lee, age unavailable, Lawrence.
38-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR INDECENT LIBERTIES
June 17, 1998
A friend of a Eudora couple has been arrested for having sex with the couple’s 15-year-old daughter. The 38-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. According to Sheriff Loren Anderson, the man had sexual relations with the girl three times between May 9 and Saturday. The last incident took place at the Douglas County State Fishing Lake, just northeast of Baldwin.
LOCAL SPORTS
June 17, 1998
Lawrence’s Rebels beat the Topeka Giants 5-4 in eight innings and 15-0 in 16-under youth baseball on Tuesday. Ryan Finan was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and six RBIs in the second game. Jon Murray was 3-for-3 and the winning pitcher. The Rebels, 10-2, travel to Woodward, Okla., on Thursday.
LHS SENIOR WINS PSYCHOLOGY AWARD
June 17, 1998
Lawrence High School senior Katherine Allen has been presented with the Excellence in Psychology Award, sponsored by the American Psychological Assn. Students were chosen by their classroom teachers based on their exemplary achievement and efforts in the study of psychology.
LAWRENCE SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION
June 17, 1998
Three Lawrence schools will be getting more than $1 million from the federal government over the next three years for after-school activities. Central Junior High School, New York and East Heights schools will split a yearly grant of $347,055 for an after- school program from the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.
LIONS CLUB HONOR SURPRISES BRADLEY
June 17, 1998
A retired veterinarian receives the Lions Clubs International Foundation’s highest honor.
KU SURVEY TO HOST OIL AND GAS CONFERENCE
June 17, 1998
The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission this month will visit the Kansas Geological Survey and the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project at Kansas University as part of the commission’s midyear conference. Nearly 350 people are expected to attend the conference Sunday through Tuesday in Overland Park. Gov. Bill Graves and Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer will be hosts for the meeting.
IS IT LEGAL FOR A CLEANING ESTABLISHMENT TO CHARGE AN ENVIRONMENTAL TAX ON TOP OF THE CITY TAX THAT WE ALREADY PAY?
June 17, 1998
You bet. David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, provided this clean answer:
LAWYERS INSPIRE POP IMAGES
June 17, 1998
I am just in the process of finishing a book I have been writing on the development of popular perceptions of the legal profession in the past two centuries. As I have collected, sorted and commented upon the various manifestations of these views, I have been struck by the remarkable pervasiveness of lawyers and the law throughout our society. I thought that it would be fun to share some of the more unusual of these with you. Today we are used to seeing lawyers as characters in television shows, in movies, books, and even in games. The works of authors such as John Grisham have established the category of the “lawyer-thriller” as one of the most popular of literary genres. Television shows, such as L.A. Law, have spun off not only T-shirts, but even board games. But we should not assume that this invasion by lawyers of popular culture is a new phenomenon.
PEACE AND JUSTICE LIBRARY REOPENS
June 17, 1998
The Hermes Peace and Justice Library is now open in its new space in the Social Service League Thrift Shop, 905 R.I. Founded in 1985, it was an outgrowth of the Community Peace House. The library contains books and periodicals of interest to the general public, peace and justice activists, and scholars.
LUCIE ABEL
June 17, 1998
Services for Lucie Abel, 97, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mrs. Abel died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
NEIGHBORS YANK WELCOME MAT FOR APARTMENTS
June 17, 1998
Brook Creek residents want to keep apartments from taking over their neighborhood.
BICYCLIST IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER COLLISION
June 17, 1998
A 14-year-old bicyclist was listed in critical condition at an area hospital after he was struck by a minivan Tuesday evening. David A. Yoe, Lawrence, was listed in critical condition at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was taken by helicopter from the accident scene on 31st Street.
IN 1898
June 17, 1998
On June 17, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had an extensive letter to the editor by Frank O. Marvin, civil engineering professor at Kansas University, on the subject of good roads. Marvin wrote “I have lived in Lawrence since 1874 and have seen the town, with its conservatism (there is too much of it), jog along evenly through booms that have injured other places. I have seen it improve in many ways; in the character of its homes, in the development of business enterprise and industries, in the establishment of a water supply and sewerage system and otherwise. Yet the streets are no better than they were 25 years ago and in some respects worse.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
MANGO FULFILLS FRUIT-FULL DESIRES
June 17, 1998
I’ve been trying to increase the amount of fresh fruit in my diet, and that has motivated me to look at the produce department with an eye toward new possibilities. I’ve been eating melons and strawberries every day but have been looking for more variety. On recent shopping excursions I’ve been tempted by the plums and have made a mental note to check the peaches in another week. I’ve also let myself be drawn in by prominent displays of mangoes, which have been on special in Lawrence for both 50 cents apiece and three for a dollar.
FEED THE HUNGRY, NOT THE BEARS
June 17, 1998
Want a chance to win a bear Beanie Baby? Just stop by Stitch On Needlework, 926 Mass., where three dozen of the fuzzy little critters — Princess, Erin and Peace bears — will be raffled off July 10.
S VIEW ON HIGHWAYS
June 17, 1998
Officials are seeking public input on a comprehensive, long-range plan for the Topeka-Kansas City highway corridor.
LMH CREDIT
June 17, 1998
To the editor: In his Saturday Column, Mr. Simons credits Gene Meyer with bringing “new enthusiasm, new ideas, and new vision” to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. While doubtless true of Mr. Meyer, it is Robert Ohlen and the 1993-97 hospital board members whom this community can thank for the bright new prospect of a locally owned, not-for-profit expanded hospital system.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 17, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Two sets of Ping golf clubs valued on a police report at $1,150 were taken between 3:40 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Sunday from an automobile somewhere in the city of Lawrence, according to police reports.
S WHEREABOUTS STILL UNKNOWN
June 17, 1998
The suspected driver of a Jeep in a hit-and-run accident with a motorcycle rider was not arrested by Tuesday night, and police didn’t say if there is a warrant out for his arrest. Police interviews after the Thursday night accident led investigators to Michael Shumway, 43, who might have left town in the wake of the accident. Gary Boyd, 36, was left on the ground on West Sixth Street after a Jeep turned in front of him. Shumway had a “couple beers” before the accident, according to a witness quoted in a police report.
BR5-49 WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT MONDAY NIGHT AT THE TNN MUSIC CITY NEWS AWARDS AT THE NASHVILLE ARENA IN NASHVILLETENN.
June 17, 1998
The band served as backup for singers Marty Stuart, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Steve Wariner as they belted out “Rock This Town” for the show, which was broadcast live on the TNN network. Chuck Mead, the band’s guitarist-vocalist who’s proud to claim Lawrence as his hometown, caught the camera’s eye during his guitar solo.
TRY AGAIN
June 17, 1998
Lawrence school board members should try again to reach unanimous agreement on a school bond proposal. When Lawrence school board members meet on June 29, they should reconsider the decision they made Monday night to put a $16.6 million bond issue before voters in November.
WHAT WAS THE LARGEST ENROLLMENT OF LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL AND WHAT YEAR WAS IT?
June 17, 1998
Lawrence High School had the largest enrollment during the 1977-1978 academic year. Approximately 1,953 students attended the school that year.
BOOK WAXES HIGH SCHOOL NOSTALGIA
June 17, 1998
The new book, produced by a hometown cast, takes a look at the rich history of Lawrence’s high schools.
PUGH HOPES TO GIVE FOOT WOES THE BOOT
June 17, 1998
T.J. Pugh is hoping his newly-prescribed orthotics, to be worn in both shoes, will correct the foot problems that plagued him during his junior year at KU.
TITLE
June 17, 1998
A Stilwell man and his 1917 Hudson braved rain, sleet and hail to place first in the Great Race’s championship division this weekend.
LUCIE ABEL
June 17, 1998
Services for Lucie Abel, 97, Eudora, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mrs. Abel died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
TWO KU FOOTBALL SIGNEES IN KC PREP ALL-STAR GAME
June 17, 1998
KU-bound Henri Childs and Byron Gasaway will join Lawrence High graduate Tanyon Harris in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Metro Classic.
BIRTHS
June 17, 1998
Gary Henning and Heather Miles, a girl, Lawrence, Tuesday. Chuck and Tricia Allen, a girl, Lawrence, Tuesday.
STUDENTS LEARN TO SOAR IN JOBS PROGRAM
June 17, 1998
At the end of a summer job program, students will have learned valuable job skills — and how to fly.
BURGLARIES AND THEFTS REPORTED
June 17, 1998
* A Hamm Construction employee reported a theft of a hand compactor and other items valued at $5,650 from a construction site in the 1700 block of Bob White Drive. The incident occurred between midnight June 6 and 10 p.m. June 12.
ROAST RABBIT
June 17, 1998
Dress rabbit. Wash carefully in water to which /d$ up out ofbacon drippings or shortening Add salt, baking powder and sugar to the sifted cornmeal and flour and sift again into the mixing bowl. Add the milk and stir until smooth, then add egg and beat well. Heat the bacon drippings in a heavy 10-inch skillet in the oven until sizzling hot. Drain drippings into batter, then turn the batter into the four or five. — Recipe from Ella Wise in the “Grassroots Survival Company Cookbook of Memories Remedies and Recipes from the Great Depression,” by Mark and Buffy Nichols. Green Tomato Pie 4 cups green tomatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 4 to 5 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons lemon juice ake to neighbors who were having a hard time. “My mother used to bake bread and bake beans,” Lentz said. “We had a cow and a garden. We shared with our neighbors. We all helped each other, which was good.” Umscheid went to a one-room schoolhouse, with four other childry lined 9-inch hour or until tomatoes are soft and crust is lightly browned. — Recipe from “Grassroots Survival Company Cookbook of Memories Remedies and Recipes from the Great Depression,” by Mark and Buffy Nichols. Soda Cracker Pie 17 soda crackers 3 egg whites 1 cup sugar or until golden brown. Serves four or five. — Recipe from Ella Wise in the “Grassroots Survival Company Cookbook of Memories Remedies and Recipes from the Great Depression,” by Mark and Buffy Nichols. Green Tomato Pie 4 cups green tomatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 4 to 5 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons lemon juice ake to neighbors who were having a hard time. “My mother used to bake bread and bake beans,” Lentz said. “We had a cow and a garden. We shared with our neighbors. We all helped each other, which was good.” Umscheid went to a one-room schoolhouse, with four other childr
REPAVING PROJECTS READY TO ROLL
June 17, 1998
Repaving projects for residential streets got the green light Tuesday night. Lawrence city commissioners agreed to hire LRM Industries Inc., for $665,072, to handle the second phase of the city’s overlay program. The repaving projects are set to begin near the end of the month and be finished by Oct. 1.
WHEAT HARVEST BEGINS TO ROLL
June 17, 1998
Some area farmers were doing test cuts and finding the moisture content of the wheat too high to harvest.
LECOMPTON COUPLE NAMED CHAIRS FOR RYUN
June 17, 1998
A Lecompton couple has been named Douglas County chairs for incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun’s campaign for Congress. Alan and Madeline Toleffson were named to the posts on Tuesday.
AREA RESIDENTS TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ATE DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, WHEN ECONOMY WASMUST.
June 17, 1998
The wind blew outside, not stopping for days. They stuffed rags in all the cracks to keep the dust out of the stone farm house. Her mother had only a few things in the kitchen: canned meat and vegetables, flour, sugar, beans, coffee, eggs and milk. Three dollars of supplies had to last a week. Marian Umscheid remembered growing up during the Great Depression.