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AREA STORM DUMPS HAIL
June 19, 1998
Hail the size of golf balls fell in parts of Leavenworth County on Thursday, but no major damage was reported.
SW SEWER BASIN TO PROVIDE RELIEF
June 19, 1998
Construction is set to begin next week on a $3 million sewage holding basin in southwest Lawrence.
S RAIDERS SPLIT AN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL DOUBLEHEADER AT THE ANDENUCIO TOURNAMENT ON THURSDAY.
June 19, 1998
The Raiders lost to Burkburnett, Texas, 18-3 in five innings, then slammed host Pueblo, Colo., 15-5. In the victory, Matt Maigaard rapped four hits in four at-bats with an RBI. Kevin Wilson was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Nick Wilcox went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Also, Matt Heider was 3-for-4 and Mike Poindexter and Jimmy Lewis each had two hits. Lewis had three RBIs.
POWER OUTAGES FROM STORMS CAN BE DEADLY
June 19, 1998
Backup power systems protect people whose lives are dependent on machines.
S BASKETBALL TEAM HAVE ANY GAMES SCHEDULED IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA NEXT SEASON? IF SO, WHOM CAN I CONTACT ABOUT GETTING TICKETS?
June 19, 1998
KU will play Pepperdine at the Wooden Classic on Dec. 5 at The Pond in Anaheim, Calif. No ticket information is available on this end. You might call The Pond and try to get a head start on getting tickets. It has not been a sellout in recent years, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting tickets. Actually, ticket information generally starts becoming available about the time KU’s schedule is released. The schedule is normally released right before the start of school. Until that time, KU’s ticket office has no information on ticket availability for games.
RESIDENT IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER ACCIDENT
June 19, 1998
A Lawrence man remained in critical condition after a utility pole fell on him earlier this week at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto. Alan Bray was in an intensive care unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center with a crushed pelvis.
HORIZON 2020 MAPS SUGGEST THE NORTHWARD EXTENSION OF WAKARUSA DRIVE AS A NORTHWEST DIAGONAL TOWARD QUEENS ROAD. THE LAND-USE MAP YOU PUBLISHED IN THE BUSINESS SECTION RECENTLY SUGGESTS A MORE NORTHWAR
June 19, 1998
Planning director Linda Finger said the thinking is that Wakarusa Drive would proceed north, to about a point tangent with Overland Drive, then it would angle to the northwest between the school and city park property, tying into Queens Rd (N 1000) near the north section line of section 28.
REBELS WIN TWO AT WOODWARD TOURNEY
June 19, 1998
Lawrence’s 16-year-old Rebels beat the Oklahoma Tri-County Thunder, 13-0, and Pryor (Okla.), 13-10, on Thursday at the Woodward Travelers’ AA Tournament. Jon Murray and Rob Etkin each had a hit and two RBIs in the first game; while Sean Murray a double and RBI. Joe Devine was the winner.
KU STUDENTS IN CHINESE CHOSEN FOR BEIJING TRIP
June 19, 1998
Five of the six Kansas University students who applied this spring to the Princeton-in-Beijing summer program won coveted spots in the eight-week language school — for the third year in a row. Only 50 percent of the 200 students nationally who apply for the program are accepted.
FAMILY PLACES PRAIRIE IN TRUST
June 19, 1998
An easement donated to the Kansas Land Trust will help keep native prairies together and undeveloped.
GUNSHOTS REPORT AT POOL UNFOUNDED
June 19, 1998
Lawrence police on Thursday night were investigating whether a report of gunshots at the Lawrence Aquatic Center was a malicious false call or simply a mistake. A woman about 4:25 p.m. called 911 from a cellular telephone and said someone had fired gunshots from a moving vehicle at people in the pool area.
SHARE! SEEKING HOST FAMILIES
June 19, 1998
The SHARE! Program needs families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. The SHARE! students speak English, are good students, carry full medical/accident insurance, and bring their own spending money for personal experiences. The students arrive in mid-August and depart approximately two weeks after school ends in June.
UNSIGHTLY PORTABLES
June 19, 1998
To the editor: While our school board and administration are busy proposing a bond issue to solve overcrowding in classrooms and make improvements to other district facilities, I hope they will take a long look at the “portable” classrooms littering our neighborhood schools. At Hillcrest Elementary, for example, there are three portables. One has been there over twenty-five years! All three are so old the district finally put new vinyl siding on them to disguise their disgraceful condition! Same thing at Sunset Hill.
CHAMBER OKS OZ THEME PARK IN DESOTO PLANT
June 19, 1998
The theme park’s developers are still seeking the endorsement of the city of DeSoto.
SOURCE OF BLAZE AT HOMES UNKNOWN
June 19, 1998
Fire investigators weren’t able to pinpoint the cause of a fire that started in a carport of a southeast Lawrence house, causing more than $50,000 in damage to two houses and two cars. The fire broke out shortly after 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at 2722 Bonanza, then spread north to 2720 Bonanza, damaging a bedroom there.
HELEN NARAMORE FLUKER
June 19, 1998
Mass of Christian burial for Helen Naramore Fluker, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Campus Center, Lawrence. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Fluker died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at her home.
IS IT LEGAL TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN ON RED AT THESE INTERSECTIONS?
June 19, 1998
Yes, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer. “State law states that unless a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn after stopping and yielding to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk, and any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard,” Woosley said.
EIGHT CHARGED IN TAKING WILDLIFE
June 19, 1998
State wildlife officials say the sting found between 1,000 and 3,000 animals have been taken illegally from Kansas.
ACADEMY
June 19, 1998
Thirty-seven high school students and 17 teachers are attending the eighth annual Kansas Governor’s Academy on the Kansas University campus this month. The academy began June 7 and concludes with a July 2 graduation ceremony.
KHAO RATTANAVONGSY
June 19, 1998
Services for Khao Rattanavongsy, 63, Lawrence, will be at noon Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Cremation will follow with burial in Laos. Mrs. Rattanavongsy died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU ENGINEERING STUDENT GIVEN NATIONAL AWARD
June 19, 1998
A 1998 Kansas University graduate in architectural engineering has been announced the winner of a national lighting design competition. Dean Chandler, 23, Lawrence, learned earlier this month that he had won the Howard Brandston 1998 Student Lighting Design Education Grant for his automobile showroom design called “A Walk in the Clouds.”
NO PLACE TO HIDE
June 19, 1998
In our desire to find out so much about others, how much privacy do each of us lose almost daily? Amazing, isn’t it, how so many of us want to keep our own activities private but are so eager to learn all the details, gory, intimate and otherwise, about others?
16 PIT BULLS CONFISCATED IN CRUELTY CASE
June 19, 1998
Midge Grinstead, director of Lawrence Humane Society, said the group receives about 50 to 80 calls a month from people reporting cruelty to animals.
FARM COUPLE DONATES $100,000
June 19, 1998
A Kansas farm couple from Blue Rapids has given $100,300 for scholarships at Kansas University, KU officials said Thursday. William and Dorothy Hula, neither of whom attended college, donated securities to the KU Endowment Association to endow the William J. and Dorothy L. Hula Scholarship Fund for KU students from Marshall County.
POWER OUTAGES
June 19, 1998
People whose lives are dependent on machines can call KPL at (800) 794-4780 to let the utility know they require special priority. KPL will put them on a list it consults during outages.
BIRTHS
June 19, 1998
Mandi and Chris Turner, a boy, Lawrence, Wednesday. Erica Ricketts and Shawn Smith, a girl, Lawrence, Wednesday.
IN 1898
June 19, 1998
On June 19, 1898, the Lawrence Journal had an advertisement titled “To the Ladies. Mrs. Rice-Rigby, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, has opened dress-making parlors above Kunkel’s, 740 Massachusetts where she will be pleased to meet the Ladies of Lawrence. Latest French styles always on hand. Parlors close at 7 p.m.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
HILLCREST PRIDE
June 19, 1998
To the editor: Thank you, Carol Boncella, for your informative, charming, and in all ways delightful story about the student gardeners at Hillcrest School.
AIR CONDITIONERS CAUSE PAIN AND MISERY FOR A LAWRENCE WOMAN.
June 19, 1998
This time of year most people welcome cold blasts from the air conditioner. Nola Mayhugh does not. For her a cool breeze means pain. A grip on an iced drink invites misery.
NOW 30, FORMER KANSAS BASKETBALL PLAYER MARK RANDALL IS HOPING TO CATCH ON WITH AN NBA TEAM NEXT SEASON.
June 19, 1998
Mark Randall will never forget the 1991 NBA Draft. “It was one of the greatest days of my career,” said Randall, a 30-year-old former Kansas University basketball forward/center, here this week as an instructor at Roy Williams’ camp.
RESIDENT IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER ACCIDENT
June 19, 1998
A Lawrence man remained in critical condition after a utility pole fell on him earlier this week at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto. Alan Bray was in an intensive care unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center with a crushed pelvis.
LOST RESOURCES
June 19, 1998
To the editor: We weep for the disappearance of the buffalo herds that once roamed the plains and hills of Kansas, for the shrinkage of the wetlands where wild flora and fauna abounded, for the clear streams where you could catch a fish that wasn’t raised on fertilizer runoff, and for everything good about the old days which progress has since greyed. These are the sorts of things about which one may become very indignant and active. The good news is that the buffalo population is coming back from near extinction, wetlands can be extended, recovered or created, and streams can be cleaned. Things such as these, the natural and social resources of our state, are easy to get excited and vocal about when they are considered to be threatened.
PLAY BALL!
June 19, 1998
A couple Hail Marys, quick hands and good sportsmanship characterize men’s church softball teams that toil in the city league.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
June 19, 1998
Jason Jon Coen, 26, Lawrence, and Melanie A. Boles, 23, Leawood. Patrick Joseph Cox, 25, Lawrence, and Christina Marie McCall, 26, Lawrence.
SUSPECT IN STABBING SENTENCED TO PROBATION
June 19, 1998
Violent youths must be sent a message, said the mother of a Lawrence teen-ager who was stabbed in the back several times.
TENURE COMMENT
June 19, 1998
To the editor: May I offer a historical comment on your article of June 16 headed “Tenure under fire at universities”? Your reporter correctly emphasizes that the adoption of modern American business practices is changing the traditional practices of many colleges and universities. There have been demands that universities become more “business-like” and less “inflexible” for as long as I can remember, and each time a new cry for such “cost-effective management” arises, it reminds me of a time long ago when a similar demand was made of the faculty of the University of Chicago.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
June 19, 1998
* A window on a 1996 International semi-tractor trailer belonging to Triangle Trucking Inc. of Salina was vandalized between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald. The trailer also was vandalized, causing a total $2,000 in damage. * A 14-year-old female Burger King employee reported to police that a 30-year-old male supervisor at the restaurant, 1107 W. Sixth, brushed up against her several times and placed his hands on her shoulders. The actions “made her feel uncomfortable,” said Sgt. George Wheeler. The alleged harassment took place between June 8 and Sunday; the girl’s father made the report to police on Wednesday. The girl quit her job at the fast food restaurant, Wheeler said. The alleged conduct does not constitute sexual abuse and cannot be pursued as a criminal investigation, Wheeler said.
CAREER SHIFT?
June 19, 1998
To the editor: I have a great idea as to how Rep. Vince Snowbarger can spend his time. Instead of taking trips to Tel Aviv and Chantilly, Va., he could volunteer to teach composition and letter-writing in our public schools. Better yet, he could get a teaching certificate. His starting salary in Lawrence would be $23,310 plus benefits instead of his congressional income of $133,600 plus numerous perks.
ELIZABETH JANE TRAIL
June 19, 1998
Services for Elizabeth Jane Trail, 84, Basehor, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Basehor. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor. Mrs. Trail died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Presbyterian Manor, Kansas City, Kan.
KANSAS SCORED NINE POINTS IN THE FINAL 2:10 TO DUMP MISSOURI, 19-10, IN THE COCA-COLA METRO CLASSIC.
June 19, 1998
Tanyon Harris helped sing the national anthem to kick off the Coca-Cola Metro Classic festivities. Afterward, he was singing an altogether happier tune.