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TEEN-AGER CRITICAL AFTER COLLISION
June 18, 1998
A 14-year-old Lawrence boy remained in critical condition Wednesday, a day after he was hit by a minivan while on a bicycle. David A. Yoe underwent surgery Wednesday and remained in the Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The boy, the son of former Lawrence attorney Dan Yoe and Janet Yoe, may be in the ICU “for many days,” a family member said Wednesday.
LAWRENCE STUDENTS VISIT JAPAN
June 18, 1998
School is out for the summer, but 39 Lawrence students are getting a first-hand lesson in international relations and geography. Twenty students left for Japan June 9. They are planting rice, visiting Lawrence’s sister city of Hiratsuka and living with host families. They will return this week.
SIGNS SIGNAL BIKER SAFETY
June 18, 1998
City officials unfurled a new sign Wednesday to help improve safety for motorists and cyclists on Lawrence streets. The city’s first “Share the Road” sign, installed along the east side of Tennessee Street just south of Sixth Street, will serve as a visible reminder that bicycles are a viable form of transportation in town.
L DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE?
June 18, 1998
Thousands of residents from throughout the area hit the streets — and sidewalks — of Lawrence the third Thursday of July. This year the 27th annual sale will be on July 16. The sale officially begins at 7 a.m., but some stores open earlier. Many of the stores stay open until dusk. The sale is sponsored by Downtown Lawrence Inc.
COUPON COLLECTION FOR SENIORS DWINDLES
June 18, 1998
Agency’s income from coupon fund-raiser has dropped in the last several years from $40,000 to $15,000.
LUCIE EMMA ABEL
June 18, 1998
Services for Lucie Emma Abel, 97, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Abel died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
WHEAT PRICES SPUR PAYMENT PLAN
June 18, 1998
Because of falling wheat prices and with the area harvest getting started, the Douglas County Farm Service Agency is reminding producers they may be eligible for direct federal payments for bushels harvested. The “loan deficiency payments” are directly related to commodity loans and work like this: Each day, the USDA calculates a market loan repayment rate. If that rate is below the USDA’s “county loan rate,” the difference would be the payment received.
LMH PRESIDENT PULLS DOWN RAISE
June 18, 1998
Performance, salary equity and upcoming increases for Lawrence Memorial Hospital staff members contributed to a $9,900 pay increase for the hospital’s top administrator.
LAST WEEK, THIS GROUP OF TEEN-AGE JAYHAWKS WAS GIVEN A CRASH COURSE IN THE TRUE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE.
June 18, 1998
The Learned Hall classroom was dark and there was a note on the door. It said simply: “We applied the five-minute rule.” In other words, this group of 14 junior high and high school students spending the week at Kansas University for an engineering camp had waited five minutes for their classroom leader to arrive. Such is the often disputed but ever-present campus tenet that, according to legend, applies to everyone except full professors (they allegedly get 10 minutes).
KU TAPS INDIGENOUS STUDIES DIRECTOR
June 18, 1998
A Western Michigan University professor will head a new indigenous studies program at Kansas University.
T HAVE A NEW VIDEO BOARD INSTALLED BY FALL, AFTER ALL.
June 18, 1998
Though KU officials remain committed to installing a video board in the stadium, it won’t be operational until the 1999 season. “It just didn’t work out with the other things going on in the stadium,” KU assistant athletics director Pat Warren said. “It’s a combination of existing construction issues and issues dealing with market rights. All those things came together — or didn’t come together, I should say — so it won’t be possible. But (AD) Bob Frederick has made a commitment that we will have it in next year.”
KHAO RATTANAVONGSY
June 18, 1998
Services for Khao Rattanavongsy, 63, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawerence. Mrs. Rattanavongsy died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HALE TO STAND TRIAL IN SHOOTING DEATH
June 18, 1998
A Lawrence man arrested for murder months after a decomposing body was found northeast of the city will stand trial in the shooting death. District Judge Paula Martin scheduled an Aug. 24 trial at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing Wednesday for Deon N. Hale.
HOUSE FIRE SPREADS TO SECOND STRUCTURE
June 18, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel early this morning were investigating the cause of a fire that ignited at one house and spread to another in southeast Lawrence. Damage estimates from the blaze, which began about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, were still being determined early this morning.
FUND-RAISER TO FEATURE TRUMANEISENHOWER
June 18, 1998
The Douglas County Historical Society will sponsor a fund-raiser, a Chautauqua presentation on the presidential politics of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. Two former history professors will portray the presidents during 30-minute presentations. They also will answer questions in and out of character.
VE NEVER SEEN IT DONE SO SOON AFTER MEMORIAL DAY BEFORE.
June 18, 1998
According to the cemetery’s rules and regulations, all flowers except those in vases or on markers are removed one week after Memorial Day due to mowing, cutting and other maintenance needs. All winter decorations are picked up after March 1. “We only pick up twice a year,” said cemetery supervisor Mitch Young.
S CAT FROM COMING OVER TO MY HOUSE AND DIGGING EVERY DAY IN MY FLOWER BED?
June 18, 1998
There are several possible solutions, some more drastic than others. For instance, a cat would probably shy away from a German shepherd. There are also pet repellents available at garden centers and pet stores, but they don’t work on all animals, said Ann Peuser, owner of Clinton Parkway Nursery and Garden Store. “It’s just like people, some cats might think it’s nasty, but it might not bother others. It depends on the individual animal,” Peuser said. A gardening trick using chicken wire mesh generally keeps all four-footed mammals out of flower beds and gardens: Cut strips of the mesh and place it throughout the beds. Cats hate walking on the wires, Peuser said. When is the annual downtown sidewalk sale?
FILLS BODY SHOP WITH SMOKE
June 18, 1998
An employee at a southeast Lawrence auto body shop unwittingly summoned firefighters early Wednesday by spinning his tires until the building filled with smoke. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews arrived at Automotive Precision, 1209 E. 23rd, at 12:38 a.m., and broke through a door because the building was locked. They also broke six window panes to let some of the billowing smoke out of the building.
INNIS GLOVER POINTS FINGER AT HARRISON
June 18, 1998
Former DePaul basketball player Innis Glover has told ESPN The Magazine that an assistant Blue Demon coach had him violate NCAA rules. Innis Glover, a forward who played in all 30 of DePaul’s games last season but did not have his scholarship renewed, alleges he was given more than the allowable amount of money by assistant coach Larry Harrison to host recruits Quentin Richardson and Bobby Simmons on their campus visits. Glover said he bought a video game for Richardson, who chose the Blue Demons over Kansas. Richardson denied asking for or receiving the video game. DePaul officials say there was no wrongdoing.
EMERGENCY CALLS
June 18, 1998
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses: Fire calls
$16.6 MILLION BOND ISSUE
June 18, 1998
The six main elements in the Lawrence school board’s proposed $16.6 million bond issue that will be placed before voters in the November general election: * Construction of a three-section (three classes per grade) elementary school west of Wakarusa Drive. Estimated cost: $6 million
PENSION FAIRNESS
June 18, 1998
To the editor: “I don’t get anything for being disabled,” Arthur Burton was quoted as saying in an article about the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Kansas meeting in Lawrence this past weekend. Mr. Burton, of the Jayhawk Chapter of the DAV, went on to explain that his disability compensation that he gets from the Veterans Administration is subtracted from his military pension. Did you know that was U.S. law? Suppose a KU professor was struck in the eye by a basketball, and, God forbid, blinded. Would he get disability compensation from the state, and, when he retires, his full pension? Interesting question isn’t it? U.S. soldiers, wounded or injured in the line of duty, who remain on active duty, or in the reserves, `til they retire, have their pensions slashed by the amount the VA awards them for their disability.
SIXTH RACE SUNDAY IN COLLINSMO.
June 18, 1998
* JGC results: Ted Johnson won the weekly Jayhawk Golf Club net competition with 67 strokes on Sunday at Alvamar. He was followed by Steve Crawford (70), Bob Clark (71), Keith Wallace (71) and Don Schulenberg (71). Mike Grosdidier won the gross competition with an 80, followed by Chris Faddis (81) and Ken Mason (81).
WEB SITES
June 18, 1998
Hard-core and novice X-Files fans alike may have trouble following the maze of plots, lies and hidden agendas that form the mythology of the show and now the movie. Here are the addresses of a few Internet sites that could help you find the truth (or at least the name of each episode): * X-Files Timeline. www.usd.edu/mmarek/xf/xftime.html
THE LOCAL RESTAURANT OFFERS A MONTHLY WINE-PAIRING EVENT.
June 18, 1998
Since it opened last year, Pachamama’s has been challenging diners with an eclectic mix of wines and cuisine. Every month or so, the restaurant adds a “wine-pairing” event to the itinerary. The staff, including owner Dana Duellman, chef Subarna Bhattachan and manager Jason Connor, work together selecting the courses and the complementing wines to feature that evening.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER SHOW
June 18, 1998
What: “Reality Check,” an exhibit of still life paintings by Laura Carriker and Constance Ehrlich. When: Through July 9.
MEADOWS OPEN WINDOW ON THE WILD
June 18, 1998
Undeveloped lots can be a source of natural wonder, if we happen to be in the right place at the right time. My study window looks out on a small field surrounded by houses. Because it has escaped the development that claims every surrounding acre, this meadow at the city’s outskirts is a haven for suburban wildlife.
BOND ISSUE SPLITS BOARDCOMMUNITY
June 18, 1998
Community and board members have mixed emotions on the proposed school bond issue.
S NBA DRAFT.
June 18, 1998
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has spoken with numerous NBA scouts and general managers the past month or so. The topic of discussion? Ex-Jayhawks Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce, regarded as possible top five overall picks in next Wednesday’s NBA Draft.
PAVE WAY FOR CITY, COUNTY DIALOGUE
June 18, 1998
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POWER PLAY
June 18, 1998
To the editor: In the bowels of affluence and among members of the “old boys” network, there must be great rejoicing with the news that a provision in the new federal highway bill will counter the whisper of legal justice the Indigenous people of this community have fought so valiantly for during the past eight years. Placing our faith in a system, based on a democracy, promising liberty and justice for all, we are reminded once more, that democracy in America is reserved for those who have access to the decision makers and the wealth to line the campaign pockets of their messengers, no matter the cost. The message is clear, in America, if you can’t win by following the rules, change the rules to your advantage.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 18, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A stereo and other items reportedly were stolen between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday from a 1989 Mercury Tracer in the 500 block of Gateway. Loss was $1,740, and damage to the vehicle was $400.
CD offers definitive Burroughs collection
June 18, 1998
A four-CD set highlights live performances by the late Lawrence resident.
MOM, DAUGHTER APPROACH SUBJECTS DIFFERENTLY
June 18, 1998
The artists both paint objects: One artist sees beauty in them; the other, an opportunity to make a political statement.
KANSAN MARKETS FILM AT CANNES FILM FEST
June 18, 1998
A young Manhattan filmmaker hits France with his film “Pep Squad.”
COL. L. BRYAN SHELBURNE WILL BE IN TOWN NEXT WEEK TO CONDUCT CONCERTS WITH THREE MILITARY BANDS AND THE LAWRENCE CITY BAND.
June 18, 1998
One of the nation’s most respected Army band conductors is coming to Lawrence. Col. L. Bryan Shelburne, leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band, will guest conduct next week three public performances and will work with junior high students at a music camp on the Kansas University campus.
GIRL TO GIRL PROGRAM OFFERED IN LAWRENCE
June 18, 1998
Young women in Lawrence can learn life skills during the Girl to Girl program this summer. The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence is sponsoring the Girl to Girl program for a second summer, starting Friday.
IN 1898
June 18, 1998
On June 18, 1898, the Lawrence Journal noted regarding a KU instructor: “Prof. Penny leaves for his home in New York on Monday. He read a paper on “The Condition of Musical Culture in the West” before the National Association of musicians at the Waldorf-Astoria next Thursday.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
LUKE AXTELL WILL BE A JUNIOR AT KANSAS UNIVERSITY DURING THE 1999-2000 BASKETBALL SEASON.
June 18, 1998
Luke Axtell has lost his appeal for an extra year of eligibility at Kansas. Axtell, a freshman shooting guard who has announced plans to transfer from Texas to Kansas, on Wednesday appealed the vote of Big 12 Conference faculty athletic representatives, who recently denied him a third year of eligibility at KU. The appeal was denied by CEOs of the league universities at the Big 12’s annual Board of Directors meeting in Dallas.
S SEAT ON SIXTH STREET EXPANSION
June 18, 1998
City and county officials come to similar ground about road projects.
S: UNITY
June 18, 1998
The top team in the top women’s slowpitch division of Lawrence’s recreational leagues represents three northeast Kansas cities. Ten of Mike’s Sporting Goods’ members live in Topeka, and three live in Kansas City. Their shirts are provided by a sponsor in … Emporia.
ARTS CENTER RENOVATION PLANS TO BE UNVEILED
June 18, 1998
Concepts for renovating and expanding the Lawrence Arts Center are being transferred to paper and cut into three-dimensional models.
TWO CENTERS AID STUDENTS WITH VARIETY OF PROBLEMS
June 18, 1998
Students of all abilities can find the help they need from two programs at the university.
LL KEEP SELLING UNTIL THEY RUN OUT.
June 18, 1998
Dale Willey’s dream could finally come true. “I’ve always said my goal is to sell so many cars that I have to call a cab to get home,” said Willey, owner of Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence.
YOUTH RESULTS TOP BANANA MEET JUNE 5-7 IN TOPEKA
June 18, 1998
Lawrence Aquahawk Results GIRLS
LIGHTNING KNOCKS OUT TRAFFIC SIGNALS
June 18, 1998
Traffic signals at several intersections were knocked out of regular working order following lightning strikes in a brief storm on Wednesday night. It took crews about 45 minutes to reset signals at 19th and Iowa, 23rd and Louisiana and 23rd and Haskell.
DISMISSALS
June 18, 1998
Tara Kandra Henning, Lawrence Kimberly Randall and baby boy, Lawrence
ROAD STUDY DRIVES RESIDENTS TO PROTEST
June 18, 1998
The second of several public meetings on a comprehensive, long-range highway plan for roads between Topeka and Kansas City was held Wednesday in Perry.
CASTING STONES
June 18, 1998
Republican candidates for governor shouldn’t let their campaigns be sidetracked from a serious discussion of key issues facing Kansas. Kansans should hope that the campaign for the Republican nomination for governor rises above its current level of rhetoric.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
June 18, 1998
Upcoming meetings through the end of the month for architects to share designs for the planned expansion and renovation of the Lawrence Arts Center: 7 a.m. today: Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors, arts center, 200 W. Ninth.
SENATOR: USDA CAN HELP REDUCE GRAIN BLASTS
June 18, 1998
A U.S. senator from Kansas believes USDA can help OSHA reduce the threat of grain dust explosions in the nation’s elevators.
YOUTHS IN PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS NOW SEE PICTURES AS ART
June 18, 1998
Eight Lawrence youngsters are learning how to express themselves by using a camera.
SCROAT BELLY SPLITSHORDE THOSE BEANS
June 18, 1998
Sin City Disciples guitarist Donny Byrom has recovered from his heart attack. Keep those cans of Scroat Belly Pork and Beans around — they may be collector’s items some day. The Wichita band has called it quits so some of its members can focus on their family, kids and other projects.
LICENSING ISSUE
June 18, 1998
To the editor: In our 15 months of operation, KAW-FM has strived to be an integral part of the Lawrence community providing a medium to share the thoughts, talents and interests of our residents, in short — the Lawrence community broadcasting to the Lawrence community.
LAWRENCE TRIATHLETE AIMING FOR 2000 OLYMPICS
June 18, 1998
A world-class triathlete who lives and trains in Lawrence will compete in a Florida meet that could propel him to the Goodwill Games, the World Games, and perhaps in two years, the Olympics.
S ALL-STAR GAME AT BLUE VALLEY NORTHWEST.
June 18, 1998
Tanyon Harris has never been part of a Kansas-Missouri rivalry, but he doesn’t expect any problems coming to terms with his first. “I just treat ‘em like the Lawrence High-Olathe North thing,” Harris said. “It’s pretty easy to get up to play ‘em.”
98
June 18, 1998
What: Poopfest ‘98, featuring Derailer, 8 Degrees, the Bubble Boys, Free Verse, Icarus, Down By Anger, Kelly’s Heroes, One Concern, Esoteric, Lucid Nation, Link 80 and Brand New Unit. When: Tonight.
THE EVENT WILL BE A NINE-HOUR PUNK EXTRAVAGANZA WITH 12 BANDS PERFORMING.
June 18, 1998
Punk’s not dead. The fringe genre has survived many cycles since the `70s and has found an audience in the youth of today. Through the years, all-ages shows have been integral in keeping punk alive.
KELLEY HUNT AND MIKE FINNIGAN HAVE PAIRED UP AGAIN FOR A MIDWEST TOUR THAT WILL MAKE A STOP FRIDAY NIGHT IN LAWRENCE.
June 18, 1998
Soul singer-Hammond B3 player Mike Finnigan was feeling the effects of a stack of pancakes he’d just eaten at The Paradise Cafe, a favorite spot to get his “carbo fix” when he’s in Lawrence. “Oh, man, they’re good,” he said.