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S FOOTBALL TEAM, AND HE MIGHT WALK ON IN BASKETBALLTOO.
May 1, 1998
A lanky two-sport Florida prep has verbally committed to Kansas University’s football team, and he just might give basketball a go, too. Anton Paige, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wide receiver from Wellington (Fla.) High, plans to attend KU next fall.
SMALL WORLD TO MARK 30 YEARS
May 1, 1998
Get a small taste of the world. Small World, a nonprofit English language school, is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
FALLS SHY OF GOAL
May 1, 1998
The organizer of Omega ‘98 says the music festival was a success despite the bills that remain unpaid.
GLICKMAN: U.S. RIPE FOR RAIL SNARL
May 1, 1998
A bottleneck could especially harm Kansas farmers, who are expecting another big wheat harvest. Washington (ap) — The combination of huge grain stocks and forecasts for bountiful harvests this year could produce another railroad bottleneck that would disrupt exports and farm income, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Thursday.
KANSAS ASSISTANT NEIL DOUGHERTY FACES SOME STEEP COMPETITION FOR THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COACHING VACANCY.
May 1, 1998
Kansas University assistant basketball coach Neil Dougherty is one of six finalists for the head coaching vacancy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Dougherty, who has worked on Roy Williams’ KU staff the past four seasons, will be granted an interview, SIU athletics director John Hart said Thursday.
GRATEFUL RESIDENT
May 1, 1998
To the editor: I do not know who you are, but I know what you did at the YSI baseball fields this past Saturday afternoon, April 25, at somewhere around 2:45 p.m. You each decided to care and get involved in helping a total stranger in distress, not knowing that he was in imminent danger for his life from extreme diabetic low blood sugar. For this, I thank you from myself and for my family and pray from my heart that God will reward and bless all of you.
MILLER TO ANNOUNCE DECISION TUESDAY
May 1, 1998
The likely GOP primary will pit the incumbent Gov. Bill Graves and his campaign war chest vs. David Miller’s grass-roots organization.
CDBG COMMITTEE MEMBERS SEEK SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS SHELTERS.
May 1, 1998
Members of a citizen advisory panel are urging Lawrence residents to get behind an $88,000 recommendation for an emergency homeless shelter here. The Lawrence City Commission is scheduled to decide May 19 what it will do with a recommendation from the Community Development Block Grant advisory board. The panel of 15 citizen volunteers advises the city on how it should spend $1.3 million in federal CDBG aid. Two weeks ago the panel voted to endorse a plan to spend $88,000 to buy a house to be used as a year-round, emergency homeless shelter.
DISMISSALS
May 1, 1998
Sherri Ediger and baby girl, Lawrence. Mona Heasty and baby girl, Lawrence.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FIND PROM WEEK TIME FOR PRANKS
May 1, 1998
“Prank week” continues to be popular with seniors at Lawrence’s high schools, but school officials and police aren’t sharing in the laughs.
SUNFLOWER PLANT PLAN EXCLUDES THEME PARK
May 1, 1998
A comprehensive plan for the 9,065-acre Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant was unveiled Thursday to Johnson County officials.
WHEN GAME CROSSED LINE ANGEL WAS THERE
May 1, 1998
Dear Lee: I’m 27 years old. I grew up Lutheran. We read about angels in the Bible, but we never talked about guardian angels. They weren’t emphasized. I want to share a story that happened when I was 10. I didn’t see a guardian angel, but I believe that I heard one.
SECONDHAND STORE GETS INTO VIDEO GAMES
May 1, 1998
Game Guy Video Games will let customers try out machines and games before they make a cash commitment.
S COMING OVER FROM THE HILLCREST SHOPPING CENTER.
May 1, 1998
“The city’s parks and recreation department is responsible for trash pickup in the parks,” said Tom Wilkerson, assistant director of parks and recreation. “We try to get to the parks on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, the way the wind has been blowing, the trash from other properties has blown into several of our parks. We will try to get to these areas as quick as possible.” Can you drive to and from school-related activities on a restricted driver’s license? Can you have other children in the car with you if you are not 16?
KILLERS YOUNG AND OLD
May 1, 1998
Theodore Kaczynski and some of the younger murderers in our society seem to share common denominators — pent-up rage and revenge. There are many variations on the old theme of “Pay me now or pay me later.” One of them shows the Grim Reaper with a scythe poised over the head of a youngster beginning to smoke cigarettes, for example.
FOUR CARS REPORTED STOLEN THIS WEEK
May 1, 1998
Lawrence police are investigating four cars that were stolen in various locations throughout the city this week, according to reports made public Thursday. The thefts included a gold 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix valued at $4,000 taken between 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from the 1500 block of East 28th Terrace, and a white 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo valued at $6,000 taken between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday from the 2400 block of West 25th.
SENIORS, STUDENTS GAME FOR MATCH
May 1, 1998
Scrabble player Caitlin Donnelly put a “hex” on the board. She followed it with “hired” and doubled her points. Halfway through the game she was giving her competitors something to think about.
RAPE BRINGS PRISON SENTENCE
May 1, 1998
A convicted rapist will spend at least four years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
PRAYER DAY SET FOR THURSDAY
May 1, 1998
The Lawrence Association of Evangelicals has plans for a local celebration of the National Day of Prayer.
GARDEN, PLAZA TAKE SHAPE AT KU
May 1, 1998
Kansas University officials hope the Malott Plaza and Memorial Garden will be completed by midsummer.
HOLLAND EARNS ALL-BIG 12
May 1, 1998
Kansas leftfielder Sara Holland, a senior from Bixby, Okla., has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference softball team as chosen by league coaches. KU shortstop Michelle Hubler was an at-large pick on the second team. KU’s Heather Chambers, Jennifer Funkhouser, Katie Malone, Sarah McCann, Christy McPhail, Shannon Stanwix and Julie True were named to the league’s all-academic team. All-Big 12 team in Scoreboard.
S ENTRIES IN THE PRELIMINARIES OF THE SUNFLOWER LEAGUE GIRLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP AT CALIFORNIA TRAIL JUNIOR HIGH.
May 1, 1998
Standish went 1:10.44 in the 100 breast and is the favorite in the event for Saturday’s league finals. “She was seeded first, but for her to go 1:10 is pretty significant,” said Pat Grzenda, head swimming coach of Lawrence High and Free State.
FLORENCE BARKLEY AUBRY
May 1, 1998
Services for Florence R. Barkley Aubry, 95, Centropolis, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Aubry died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
FUTURE
May 1, 1998
The children’s choir at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, presented a musical Sunday called “The Troubbable of Zerubbabel,” by William Anderson. The setting of the musical is found in the Old Testament Book of Ezra. The musical retells the story of the return of the exiles to Jerusalem from their Babylonian captivity. Their purpose was to rebuild the temple, which had been destroyed 70 years earlier.
LEE FILM CHANGES ITS TITLE
May 1, 1998
Meanwhile, the Kansas Film Commission is busy courting at least six other movie projects.
HONOR
May 1, 1998
Kansas University has an-nounced the eight faculty members who are recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. The faculty members — one of whom will be honored posthumously — will be feted at the all-university supper May 15 at KU’s Adams Alumni Center, and during commencement ceremonies.
DILLONS MAKES LAST OFFER TO STRIKING EMPLOYEES
May 1, 1998
Dillon Stores has submitted a final contract offer to striking advertising workers, union and company officials said. Union members could vote on the proposal as early as today, said Chuck Mosqueda, president of Teamsters Local No. 795. He said advertising employees met Wednesday to discuss the contract.
FIRE IN DRYER FORCES SCHOOL EVACUATION
May 1, 1998
A Thursday morning fire inside a dryer at Central Junior High School forced more than 400 students and teachers out of the school for an hour. No one was injured in the fire, but school administrators evacuated the building, 1440 Mass., because of heavy smoke.
TEA TO POUR FUNDING INTO CANCER SCREENINGS
May 1, 1998
A memorial tea Saturday will help raise money for breast cancer screening and education.
GAME GUY
May 1, 1998
Game Guy plans to open at 10 a.m. Saturday in the basement at 7 E. 7th St. Check out the store on the Internet at www.game-guy.com. The store’s phone number is (785) 331-0080.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 1, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A word processor and other items valued on a police report at $4,320 were stolen between 6 p.m. April 24 and 8 a.m. Monday from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Scottsdale.
HISTORY.
May 1, 1998
A pair of Liberty, Mo., gas company executives have contributed $1.2 million to Baker University, a sum equal to the second largest gift in the liberal arts college’s 140-year history. The present from Elizabeth and James Ferrell was announced Thursday.
IN 1898
May 1, 1998
On May 1, 1898, the Lawrence World responding to the patriotic clamor inspired by the Spanish-American War observed: “A fool editor who has been beating that rag which is commonly known as the American flag has been run out of Girard. This is right. While America is a free country, that does not mean that every ass that brays must be allowed to make all the noise it wants to the detriment of the public. The time is here when patriotism has full sway. If a man does not feel like falling into line he should keep his mouth shut, and if he does not do this it is the plain duty of his neighbors to see that he does.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
CORONER: PEDESTRIAN INTOXICATED
May 1, 1998
Douglas County prosecutors will withhold a decision on what charges — if any — should be brought against the driver in a March fatality accident, pending more blood test results.