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AMENDED BOND PROPOSAL SPARES GRANT
June 30, 1998
The Lawrence school board voted Monday to strike language mandating a merger between Grant and Woodlawn schools from a bond referendum.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
June 30, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1996 green Chevrolet extended cab pickup was reported taken between midnight and 6:10 a.m. Wednesday from the 3900 block of West 12th.
DEVELOPER PRESSES ISSUE WITH TOUR FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS
June 30, 1998
A county commissioner tours Oak Ridge Estates with a developer to talk about the future of Beaver Creek Estates.
S VOLLEYBALL-BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY.
June 30, 1998
Construction continues in and around Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse. Several women’s rest rooms, concession stands and an elevator are being built in the fieldhouse. KU’s volleyball/basketball practice facility is going up behind the fieldhouse.
JAY HUNTER FIRED A 4-UNDER-PAR 68 FOR A ONE-STROKE LEAD OVER BRIAN EFNER-MOORE AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF THE STEPHENS REAL ESTATE OPEN.
June 30, 1998
There are Tigers on the prowl in the heart of Jayhawk territory. Two Missouri graduates were among only four golfers with sub-par rounds during the first day of the Stephens Real Estate Open on Monday at Lawrence Country Club.
KU MUSEUM PLANS ADDITION
June 30, 1998
Administrators at Kansas University’s Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art are moving forward with plans for an addition that would double the size of the facility.
HOUSING MARKET STILL HOT IN U.S.
June 30, 1998
Record sales of new homes across the country were reported in May, but the news wasn’t as good in the Midwest, however, which saw the third straight month of lower sales. Washington (ap) — New home sales rose to a record level in May and, with mortgage rates hovering under 7 percent, analysts expected strong sales through the summer.
CORRECTION
June 30, 1998
The two photographs on page 9C of Sunday’s Journal-World were misidentified. The photos were of the Eudora Riverview Golf Course.
CITY ESCAPES TORNADO
June 30, 1998
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 homes and businesses were left without power following a severe thunderstorm on Monday night.
CHURCH EXPANDS TO REALTY BUILDING
June 30, 1998
The Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church is the new owner of the Gill Building and three adjacent lots on Tennessee Street.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE
June 30, 1998
To the editor: The June 13 opinion piece, “Corralling Campaign Finance,” makes a good point in suggesting that the names of all political donors be published. Our representatives and senators should put a stop to “soft money” which goes to candidates without donors’ names made public record.
UNION RELEASE THE DETAILS OF THE VOTE?
June 30, 1998
“There’s no plan to do so,” Lawrence Education Assn. president Lois Orth-Lopes said. “It’s not a public vote. It’s an internal vote.”
SISTER CITY ATTRACTS STUDENTS
June 30, 1998
Lawrence high school students have visited the sister city of Eutin, Germany, in the past, but a group of junior high students will be making the trip next week.
ENROLLMENT?
June 30, 1998
Enrollment figures are taken at the beginning of each school year. For figures released Sept. 20, 1997, Prairie Park had an enrollment of 379 students. The school’s capacity is 296, making it 128 percent. Sunflower, with a capacity of 502 had an enrollment of 514, or 102 percent capacity.
EDNA LOUISE LOTRIDGE
June 30, 1998
Services for Edna Louise Lotridge, 99, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Mrs. Lotridge died Monday, June 29, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
WELLSVILLE MAN FACES TRIAL IN ABUSE OF CHILD
June 30, 1998
The jury trial surrounding a Wellsville man accused of abusing his girlfriend’s 16-month-old daughter began Monday morning with jury selection. Eric Harris, 22, was arrested in early February after being interviewed by police about marks on the girl’s cheeks, buttocks, back, head and leg. A day-care worker reportedly noticed the bruises and notified authorities.
POLICE INVESTIGATE RAPE OF LAWRENCE HIGH STUDENT
June 30, 1998
Lawrence police on Monday were investigating the alleged rape of a 16-year-old Lawrence High School student that reportedly occurred about two months ago at a party. The incident was reported to authorities late Sunday by a friend of the victim, who did not want to report it, Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. George Wheeler said.
GLADYS LORENE WIGGINS
June 30, 1998
Services for Gladys Lorene Wiggins, 80, Springfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Klingner Mortuary Chapel, Springfield. Burial will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Wiggins died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Balanced Care-East Nursing Home, Springfield.
JEFFERSON COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY A TORNADO SEVERELY DAMAGED THREE BUILDINGS AT THE PERRY LAKE MARINA. TWO PEOPLE SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES.
June 30, 1998
Mother Nature apparently has it in for Bob Best’s lakeside business. Jefferson County officials said a tornado crossed paths with Best’s marina at Perry Lake after 7 p.m. Monday during a massive storm that pelted the area with rain, generated high winds and filled the sky with lightning.
POLICE INVESTIGATING UNATTENDED DEATH
June 30, 1998
Lawrence police were investigating the unattended death of a woman found in an East Lawrence home Monday afternoon. Police about 12:30 p.m. were called to the 800 block of East 12th Street, where the 56-year-old woman was found.
WILLIAM GRAHAM
June 30, 1998
Services for William Maurice Vann Graham, 67, Fort Scott, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, Fort Scott. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott. Mr. Graham died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital.
MISC
June 30, 1998
Recently, the state highway maintenance department replaced the sunken portion of the road on the north end of the South Lawrence Trafficway. So now, instead of a big dip in that section, we hit a hump in the road in both the north and south lane. With all of the equipment and manpower that was working for several days on that road, why couldn’t they have done a better job? The problem is a force of nature.
INTERSECTION EYE
June 30, 1998
A picture’s worth a thousand words, and cameras that record traffic-light violations make a strong argument. Cameras that provide photographic proof of drivers running red lights are an option worth investigating for Lawrence.
PLAQUE PROJECT TO MAKE HISTORY
June 30, 1998
The first of what organizers hope will be several standardized historical plaques went up this week at Liberty Hall downtown.
AUTO PARTS STORE LEAVES DOWNTOWN
June 30, 1998
The NAPA auto parts store has moved to 939 Iowa from its former site at 919 N.H. Proprietor Jerry Felts said the new 6,500-square-foot site previously occupied by Sears and Appliance Plus has been good for business.
JIM A. HARMS
June 30, 1998
Services for Jim A. Harms, 48, Ulysses, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Ulysses. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Mr. Harms died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in a plane crash in Seward County.
2 ARRESTED IN PROBE OF SHOOTING
June 30, 1998
Both the suspect and the victim in a shooting were arrested Monday night.
DOROTHY B. JOHNSON
June 30, 1998
Graveside services for Dorothy B. Johnson, 82, Delta, Colo., will be held at 4 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Integrated Health Services Care Facility, Delta, Colo.
TEXT OF THE BOND ISSUE, WITH AN ESTIMATED $16.6 MILLION PRICE TAG, THAT WILL BE UP FOR VOTER APPROVAL IN NOVEMBER:
June 30, 1998
(a) To construct, equip and furnish a building or buildings for a new elementary school and to make related site improvements; (b) To equip, furnish, repair, remodel and make additions to the building or buildings referred to as Prairie Park Elementary School at 2711 Kensington, Lawrence, Kansas, and to make related site improvements;
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
June 30, 1998
* A 32-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday on a charge of indecent liberties with a child. Details of the arrest weren’t immediately available. The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 6:15 p.m. and was being held without bond Monday night. Emergency calls
BILLY E. BUTTON
June 30, 1998
Memorial services for Billy E. Button, 67, Linwood, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Mr. Button died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
LAWRENCE SUPERINTENDENT ENDING SCHOOL TERM TODAY
June 30, 1998
School board members and other supporters of Supt. Al Azinger gave him a hearty farewell Monday at his final Lawrence school board meeting. “You went out very much like you came in,” said former school board member John Tacha. “I think you were the best person we could have had.”
IN 1898
June 30, 1998
On June 30, 1898, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “There is nerve, and then there is gall, and then there is something a little worse than both for which a name has not been found yet. A Journal representative saw a specimen of it last night on the road. 3 bicycle riders were coming up on the wrong side of the street, violently riding and loudly sounding their gongs, compelling all the teams to get out of their way, and keeping steadily in the middle of the road. There is no ordinance covering such things; the law presumes that people have at least common sense and decency, and when they have not, an ordinance would not help them any.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum