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SLOW LEARNERS
June 21, 1998
To the editor: Some say a sign of intelligence is learning from one’s mistakes. If this is the case, the school board and the soon-to-depart superintendent are flunking.
BANDITS REACH CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
June 21, 1998
Lawrence’s Bandits have advanced to today’s championship game of a youth baseball tournament in St. Louis with a 2-1 win on Friday and a 5-0 victory Saturday. Tommy Murray (3-0) pitched a three-hitter in Friday’s win over the Springfield (Ill.) Shockers. Brandon Johnson (3-0) tossed a two-hit shutout against Tinley Park (Ill.) Saturday. Cooper Chapin was 2-for-4 with a double.
TAX COMPLAINT
June 21, 1998
To the editor: The school board is going to try and get in our pockets again. It would ne nice if they tried to pay something off before they put us deeper in debt. It would be unbelievable if they actually tried to live within the taxpayers’ means. At the rate the elected officials are trying to raise taxes in Douglas County, the taxpayers will just sign their pension, welfare, Social Security and pay checks over to elected officials in Douglas County. Then taxpayers can stand in line at a soup kitchen with their families to get something to eat. I urge the people in Douglas County to wake up and vote “no” on any bond issues brought before them.
S TORN DOWN?
June 21, 1998
City Manager Mike Wildgen said all artifacts on the facade of the building — including the cherub — will be evaluated and possibly saved before the building is demolished. “We’ll be doing our best to preserve them, that’s our goal,” Wildgen said. The now-vacant 1928 wing of the hospital and the 1956 addition that houses the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. will be demolished. The organizations will move into new quarters east of the hospital in the 300 block of Maine. The new building is expected to be finished in January.
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSIONERS WILL GET A CHANCE TO REVIEW PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENTS JUST WEST OF TOWN ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 40, AN AREA CONSIDERED RURAL NOW BUT EXPECTED TO BECOME QUITE URB
June 21, 1998
Up for consideration Wednesday night are several items along the particular stretch of highway, commonly known as West Sixth Street west of Wakarusa Drive: * Consider a request to annex 20 acres into the city of Lawrence. The property is commonly known as St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40, and a portion is the future site of Bishop Seabury Academy. Referred to the planning commission by the Lawrence City Commission. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and the Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas are property owners of record.
ECONOMIC MOTIVATION
June 21, 1998
Making sure the U.S. economy stays healthy is a key to political success for President Clinton. “It’s the economy, stupid.”
DURING THEIR MEETING MONDAY, WHICH BEGINS AT 9 A.M. AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 11TH AND MASSACHUSETTS, COMMISSIONERS WILL:
June 21, 1998
* Consider approval of bid for replacement dump truck for Public Works Department. * Consider approval of contract with Gould-Evans for additional work on health facility.
HOW COULD I GET IN TOUCH WITH CELINE DION?
June 21, 1998
You can write to the singer in care of Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif., 90212. To send e-mail, visit the singer’s World Wide Web site at www.celineonline.com.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 21, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported 15 forged checks drafted on her account between June 2 and June 6. The total amount of the checks totaled $437.27.
EUDORA STANDOFF LASTS FOR AN HOUR
June 21, 1998
Douglas County Sheriff’s personnel arrested Jeremiah Davis, 23, of Eudora, Saturday night after surrounding Davis’ house for more than an hour. Eudora police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance at the home, and found Davis present. There were two warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court. Davis fled the house.
S PERCENT FOR ART PROGRAM, WHICH SETS ASIDE A PORTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS FOR MAJOR CITY PROJECTS TO BE USED FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC ART.
June 21, 1998
By resolution, the city is allowed to set aside up to 2 percent of the cost of a project for art. The city spent at least $2.89 million on the aquatic center. To decide upon the waterfall project, the arts commission sent out 1,500 calls for entries.
LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO HIRE TWO LOCAL ARTISTS TO CREATE A WATERFALL AT THE LAWRENCE AQUATIC CENTER.
June 21, 1998
The ceramic-tile art, created by Steve Smith and Brad Clark of Fired Earth Designs, is the top choice for a $30,000 public art project, as recommended by the Lawrence Arts Commission. Arts commission members selected the art from among 20 entries, which included 12 from Lawrence and others from Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado.
RAIDERS OVER SMOKEY HILL, 9-1
June 21, 1998
Jay Brooks smashed a home run and Bill Naff slugged two doubles and knocked in three runs to support the strong pitching of Brett Bogard as Lawrence’s Raiders stopped Smoky Hill, Colo., 9-1, Saturday at the Andenucio Tournament. Bogard, who threw a one-hitter in the five-inning, run-rule game, also went 2-for-3. He struck out six and improved to 3-0.
JAYHAWKS.
June 21, 1998
Reason: If Carolina goes into a tailspin in Bill Guthridge’s second year as Tar Heel boss, the faithful will start banging the drums to bring Williams to Chapel Hill. You can hear how Carolina might hire somebody like Phil Ford or Eddie Fogler ahead of Roy. Don’t believe it a second. Roy Williams is mentioned often and covetously in those parts. Guthridge, the accomplished Parsons product, began 1997-98 with a five-year contract that came after Dean Smith’s retirement announcement shortly before the season. The ultra-loyal Smith fixed it so UNC could hire nobody else. The five-year deal left a lot of Kansas faithful breathing easily.
ARTS CENTER PUZZLE
June 21, 1998
Preliminary plans for expanding the Lawrence Arts Center show the problems of trying to fit the project into the crowded downtown site. It’s water over the dam now, but it is a shame the new, expanded city arts center is not being built in a more open area. Models of the proposed project were unveiled last week, and it is obvious architects and planners have a difficult task to try to squeeze the complex into an area that is far too small.
JOKED CALLOWAY, A FORMER KANSAS UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL FORWARD AND CINCINNATI NATIVE.
June 21, 1998
Following his 1990 departure from KU and a one-year stint with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, Calloway has played overseas. Citing exhaustion, Calloway sat out the 1997-98 European season and enrolled in summer school. He’s just nine hours shy of a degree in communications. “I always wanted to come back and finish. I knew I would come back and finish. I knew it was time,” Calloway said. “Walking around campus and going to class is different. I look at it from a different perspective than when I was young.
OUTLAWS SCORCH BALDWIN
June 21, 1998
Falling behind in the first inning has become commonplace for Lawrence’s Outlaws. “We’ve been down every game in the first inning. It’s amazing,” Outlaws’ coach Rex Porter said after Baldwin grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning of an American Legion baseball game Saturday at Ice Field. “We come out of the gates slow, but we finish strong.”
STATE OFFICIAL SEES FIRSTHAND LIQUOR WOES
June 21, 1998
Revenue Secretary John LaFaver knows firsthand the challenges of convincing teen-agers to resist the temptation to drink illegally.
EUDORA STANDOFF LASTS FOR AN HOUR
June 21, 1998
Douglas County Sheriff’s personnel arrested Jeremiah Davis, 23, of Eudora, Saturday night after surrounding Davis’ house for more than an hour. Eudora police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance at the home, and found Davis present. There were two warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court. Davis fled the house.
PLACES AND FACES
June 21, 1998
Lori Johns was named the first-ever full time executive director of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. She had been coordinator of Project Freedom, a substance abuse prevention project of the city of Lawrence. *
* APPROVE LICENSES RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, AS CONDITIONED.
June 21, 1998
* Set a 2 p.m. July 7 deadline for bids for handling the city’s 1998 Manhole Rehab Project. * Agree to hire Graybeal Construction, for $224,824, to handle the city’s 1998 Curb Repair Program.
S NBA DRAFT IN VANCOUVER.
June 21, 1998
Since their days as high school All-Americans, Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce have been flooded with questions about the NBA Draft. “Will you go directly from high school to the NBA?” both were asked numerous times as preps in Monona, Iowa and Inglewood, Calif., respectively.
MARRIAGE BRINGS PAYCHECK PREMIUM
June 21, 1998
Which comes first, the marriage or the money? It’s tough to say for sure.
CORRECTION
June 21, 1998
The name of the planned development in Baldwin was given incorrectly in Saturday’s Journal-World. The development’s name is FireTree Estates.
MEDICAL CHIEF PRESCRIBES COURSE OF ACTION
June 21, 1998
The president of the American Medical Assn. says the country must address concerns ranging from managed-care accountability to the ethics surrounding the practical use of genetics.
COMMISSION NOTES
June 21, 1998
* Approve preliminary and final plats for Tire Plus - First Subdivision, a one-lot commercial subdivision which contains approximately 0.86 acre. The property is generally located north and east of Nieder Road, and west of PetCare Superstore. Submitted by LHE, P.A. for Yaggy Colby Associates, contract purchaser. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas is property owner of record. * Approve a preliminary plat of Sunflower West, a 15-lot residential subdivision containing 5 acres a half-mile south of Clinton Parkway and a quarter-mile west of Inverness Drive, on the north side of West 27th Street at Bluestem Drive (extended north). Submitted by Landplan Engineering for West Properties L.C., property owner of record.
FIRED EARTH ARTISTS HOPE TO MAKE SPLASH WITH LAWRENCE POOL DESIGN
June 21, 1998
The designers of the proposed Percent for Art project at the city’s aquatic center hope their idea flies with city commissioners.
STATE DAV OFFICER FROM EUDORA CHOSEN
June 21, 1998
A Eudora man will serve as a state officer for the Disabled American Veterans. Russell E. Haun of Eudora was elected First Junior Vice Commander of the Kansas Department of the Disabled American Veterans. The department elected new officers at its annual convention in Lawrence June 12-14.
COUNTY TURNS TO PRIVATE SECTOR TO GET SOME WORK DONE
June 21, 1998
Going to the private sector for some county jobs works in some situations, the Douglas County Commission has found.
CITY OFFICIALS BANK ON PROJECTS TO ALLEVIATE THREAT OF FLOODING
June 21, 1998
Public investment in flood prevention and drainage improvement projects has passed $7 million and hasn’t crested yet.
ADELIA M. LEE
June 21, 1998
Services for Adelia M. Lee, 93, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Lee died Saturday, June 20, 1998, in her home following a long illness.
KU GOLF COURSE PRESERVED IN MEMORIES
June 21, 1998
Kansas University was once home to a nine-hole golf course that sliced its way through the valley near the Campanile.
GRASS-ROOTS DIVERSIFICATION
June 21, 1998
A Lawrence-area family farm writes another chapter in its history of diversifying its operations.
WAGON TRIP BLAZING A NEW TRAILON THE INTERNET
June 21, 1998
A group is making an updated wagon trip across Kansas, complete with an Internet connection.
GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD: NEW CARLOVE
June 21, 1998
Attention all dads: discipline your children, but remember what you were like when you were young.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 21, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported 15 forged checks drafted on her account between June 2 and June 6. The total amount of the checks totaled $437.27.
IN 1898
June 21, 1998
On June 21, 1898, the Lawrence Journal reported: “All the doctors of Lawrence, with one exception, have issued a scale of prices for their work, which they have agreed to stick to. The price scale is a good sized card, and covers about everything that doctors are ever called out for.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
CITY OFFICIALS AND DEVELOPERS CONSIDER WEST SIXTH STREET, WEST OF WAKARUSA DRIVE TO THE SOUTH LAWRENCE TRAFFICWAY, AS THE NEXT HOT DEVELOPMENT AREA IN LAWRENCE.
June 21, 1998
City officials are making plans to widen the road and include curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, traffic signals, a landscaped median and intersections every quarter-mile. The project’s preliminary cost estimate is $6.6 million, of which the Kansas Department of Transportation already has agreed to cover $2 million. Officials have discussed the possibility of putting the project on the ballot for a public vote in November, but city commissioners recently noted that the possibility was becoming increasingly unlikely.