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SURVEY NOTES GROUNDWATER QUALITY
May 3, 1998
A new report from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University, dips into groundwater quality and availability for 12 counties in northeastern Kansas. The book provides groundwater information for all or parts of Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Atchison, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Wyandotte and Johnson counties, an area that was covered by glaciers during the Ice Ages some 600,000 years ago.
S CHARLIE ISAACSON THREW A GEM AS THE VIKINGS REBOUNDED FROM A 12-4 LOSS IN GAME ONE TO WIN GAME TWO, 8-4.
May 3, 1998
Last-minute gamblers searching for a divine message prior to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby should have stopped by Ice Field on the way to phoning their bookies. That’s because Charlie Isaacson’s third no-hitter as a high school pitcher — like the namesake of the colt who captured the famed race later in the day — was real quiet.
1-0 VICTORY OVER KANSAS SATURDAY AT THE BIG 12 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.
May 3, 1998
The loss dropped KU to 28-34 overall and eliminated the Jayhawks from the tournament. OSU’s Shannon Sullivan doubled to lead off the seventh. Kristine Garcia entered as a pinch runner. Michelle Singer reached on a fielder’s choice as Garcia was thrown out at third on a throw from shortstop Michelle Hubler to third sacker Sarah McCann.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE FOUR YOUNG ADULTS WHO WERE ARRESTED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO FOR HEROIN POSSESSION? HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM IS HEROIN ADDICTION IN LAWRENCE?
May 3, 1998
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said charges against the four suspects arrested in February in Douglas County are pending while an investigation continues. Those who were arrested in Douglas County are Kristine Cave Midyett, 25, Lawrence, on charges of possession of heroin with intent to sell and conspiracy to distribute heroin; Melissa Ann Schultz, 21, Lawrence, conspiracy to distribute heroin; Karen Denise Hanneman, 25, rural McLouth, possession of heroin with intent to sell and conspiracy to distribute heroin; and Chad Elden Reed, 23, Lawrence, conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two people who were arrested in Wyandotte County on one count each of conspiracy to distribute heroin have been released from jail there on $10,000 bond each, and are scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. May 12 for a hearing. They are Kelli Dawne Kennedy, 23, Lawrence, and Jason Richard Bryant, 22, Lawrence.
BRAIN WORK DRAWS KU PROF TO HOMELAND
May 3, 1998
This month, a Kansas University professor will be leaving for a three-month stay in Taiwan, bringing to the Pacific island years of groundbreaking research in the science of the brain.
AUTO ENTHUSIASTS WHEEL AND DEAL AT SWAP MEET
May 3, 1998
Everything auto-related is on sale during this weekend’s swap meet at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, the largest outdoor event of its kind in the state.
S CAITLIN STANDISH WON THE 100 BREASTSTROKE AT THE SUNFLOWER LEAGUE SWIMMING MEET.
May 3, 1998
Lawrence High junior Kim Miller wasn’t in the sharing mood and winning wasn’t enough. Before Saturday’s Sunflower League girls swimming and diving meet at California Trail Junior High, Miller shared the school record in the 100 butterfly.
AGENCY RELEASES REPORT ON GROUNDWATER
May 3, 1998
A new report from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University, dips into groundwater quality and availability in northeastern Kansas. The book provides groundwater information for all or parts of Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Atchison, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Wyandotte and Johnson counties, an area covered by glaciers during the Ice Ages some 600,000 years ago.
Lawrence bike shop reopens after devastating fire
May 3, 1998
Special to Journal-World Exactly one year after a Feb. 26, 1997, fire destroyed Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, the store reopened in its original downtown location with several improvements.
THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF WAXMAN CANDLES FOLLOWED HIS DREAMQUITE SUCCESSFULLY.
May 3, 1998
Special to Journal-World Waxman Candles started with a man, a $4.95 mail-order candle-making kit, and a dream.
A CERAMICS SHOP ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO EXPLORE THEIR CREATIVE SIDE.
May 3, 1998
Special to Journal-World Whether you’re a celebrated artist or just a beginner, Sunfire Ceramics is a wonderful place to go to forget the world.
THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER, WHICH IS A POPULAR DOWNTOWN ATTRACTION, PLANS TO EXPAND ITS BUILDING WEST OF ITS CURRENT LOCATION AT NINTH AND VERMONT STREETS.
May 3, 1998
Looking for a larger source of culture and the arts than Lawrence has offered in the past? The Lawrence Arts Center, at 200 W. Ninth, is expanding to offer more artistic exhibition and education.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER PURCHASING GLOBAL POSITIONING SURVEY EQUIPMENT.
May 3, 1998
The county received 10 bids from companies ranging from $63,625 to $81,390. Allen Precision Equipment of Georgia submitted the lowest bid. The equipment will read signals from satellites circling the earth and affix geographical locations to a point in question, speeding up the process of determining locations of certain points.
BY NEXT SPRING, SIGNING UP FOR PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES COULD GET A WHOLE LOT CLOSER TO HOME.
May 3, 1998
Tuesday night, commissioners will consider buying computer software that would enable staffers to enroll people in classes from a wide array of parks locations. Cost: $31,948. The RecTrac software, available from Vermont Systems Inc., would allow people to enroll in programs and classes anywhere the software was installed, likely in all recreation centers and possibly other public areas. Registration no longer would be limited to city hall, certain recreation centers or by mail, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
THE NEED FOR DECENTRALIZED ENROLLMENTS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS WAS RATED AS THE NO. 2 PRIORITY IN A SERVICE ACCESSIBILITY TASK FORCE REPORT COMPILED BY COMMISSIONERS ERV HODGES AND BOB MOODY
May 3, 1998
The proposed system would handle “class enrollment, facility reservation, maintenance scheduling, golf course product and service sales, and staff training,” said Tom Wilkerson, the city’s assistant director of Parks and Recreation, in a memo to Wildgen.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT POLICE REPORTS
May 3, 1998
* Kansas Police investigated three malicious false fire alarms Saturday at Oliver Hall. Fire extinguishers were discharged at 12:56 a.m. and 1:35 a.m. setting off alarms, and an alarm was pulled at 3:27 a.m. KU police said there are no suspects. Condition reports
BAKER PRESENTS VESPERS TONIGHT
May 3, 1998
Baker University’s Spring Vespers will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Rice Auditorium on the campus. The public is invited to attend the free celebration. The Baker Concert Choir and Baker Chamber Singers will perform.
S LARGEMOUTH BASS.
May 3, 1998
Joy was impressed but worried. He feared the bass in this 160-acre lake would be poached, as well as legally killed, by the many plunderous souls who regular visit the public waterways around eastern Kansas.
CREDIT COUNSELORS TO HOST OPEN HOUSE
May 3, 1998
Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. will have an open house from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to showcase its new location at the United Way Center. The public is invited to attend the event at 2518 Ridge Ct., which will also mark 10 years of service for the organization.
S ERNST AND SON HARDWARE STORE.
May 3, 1998
Special to Journal-World “I need a snake!” announces the distraught customer upon bursting through the front door. She has come to the right place. Brent Taylor, sales clerk at Ernst and Son Hardware, determines what is needed. Somewhere in the store’s abundant inventory, he locates a snake of the proper dimensions to unclog a toilet.
AT ELDRIDGE HOTEL, SERVICE IS THE GOAL
May 3, 1998
The Eldridge Hotel serves primarily folks from out of town, and the goal is to provide top-notch service.
EM BUSY
May 3, 1998
Keeping your children entertained during the summer months doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A day of fun in the sun costs $1 for children 12 and under, and just $2 for adults 13 and over, at the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky.
THIS SUMMER, DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE IS A HAPPENING PLACE.
May 3, 1998
A great word that can be used to describe the many activities taking place this summer in downtown Lawrence is tradition. A majority of the events have taken place during previous summers, some for more than 20 years. One summer event, the annual Sidewalk Sale, is celebrating its 25th year anniversary.
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
May 3, 1998
A passerby is reflected in the sign on the front doors of Hobbs, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.
S DAY ON HILL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS
May 3, 1998
The hillside was dotted with blankets, lawn chairs and even a couch as thousands listened to Soul Coughing at the Day on the Hill. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people attended the annual event on the Kansas University campus on Saturday, spending the afternoon listening to six bands.
FIGHT SENDS MEN TO JAIL AND HOSPITAL
May 3, 1998
A late-night dispute put one man in the hospital and another in jail Saturday morning. Police said two men, David Klevek, 30, and Richard Francis Jarrett Jr., 23, were allegedly arguing in the 900 block of Massachusetts at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that Klevek was hit several times and then pushed through a plate glass window.
SCHOOLS TAKE STEPS TO IMPROVE SAFETY
May 3, 1998
Area schools are taking measures to prevent — or at least help reduce — violent incidents of the type that have occurred recently in other schools across the country.
NICHOLS HOME PROVING TO BE TOUGH SALE
May 3, 1998
* Authorize the chairman to sign a quit claim deed vacating a portion of an easement for maintenance of the banks of Washington Creek. * Consider approval to advertise for a dump truck and equipment for the Public Works Department.
COMMISSIONERS APPROVED ADVERTISING BIDS FOR GLOBAL POSITIONING SURVEY EQUIPMENT ON MARCH 30 AS PART OF THE 1998 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.
May 3, 1998
The original estimate of $54,000 for the equipment, prepared two years ago, was based on slower and less accurate technology, Hempen told commissioners in a memo. “When one considers some observations can take up to an entire hour such efficiency is of the utmost importance,” Hempen said.
CELLOPHANE PLANT WRAPS SUCCESS
May 3, 1998
The world’s most modern cellophane plant is humming again in northeast Kansas. And plant manager Bob Morris couldn’t be happier.
FUNNY BOOK SENDS IMPORTANT MESSAGE
May 3, 1998
A weird disease makes a young girl the laughing stock of school. The first day of school can be awfully confusing, especially when you try to be someone you’re not.
STATE, COUNTY TO FOCUS ON MERCURY IN HOMES
May 3, 1998
A mercury “sweep” is set for Douglas County and Lawrence. In his 1865 book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll introduced a character called the Mad Hatter. Although Carroll’s Mad Hatter was fictional, the strange and unpredictable behavior he displayed was not uncommon among people employed in the felt hat industry in the 1800s. Mercury nitrate was used in the felting process and constant exposure to the chemical eventually caused the hatters to develop mercury poisoning.
KANSAS LAND TRUST PRESERVES PRAIRIE REMNANTS
May 3, 1998
Kansas Land Trust, a nonprofit organization founded in 1990, works to keep ecologically and culturally significant tracts of land in their natural state.
ORGANIC GARDENERS FEED THE SOIL NOT THE PLANTS.
May 3, 1998
Experienced organic gardeners say the key to success is careful attention to soil preparation. “The most important thing about growing organically is that you do a lot of prevention by growing good, strong, healthy crops,” said Lynn Byczynski, who with husband Dan Nagengast, farms organically near Lone Star. “You feed the soil, not the plants. And when you do have good healthy plants you have a lot fewer problems,” with insect pests and plant diseases.
S HISTORY PAGES STEEPED IN WATERGATE
May 3, 1998
The first time I attached Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” to the story of Watergate was the time in class when I was offering a retrospective on 1973 and talking about Richard Nixon and the class broke into laughter on one of the lines, something about “the devil calling my name” and asking “Who do you think you’re fooling?” That song will always symbolize some of that ‘73, which was 25 years ago in case you’re curious. Yes, 25. Hard to believe? Did you graduate from high school or KU that year? I know that in 1973 I started doing my American Past radio program, and I think that was the year my daughter was in her basement apartment when a tornado removed the rest of the house in Clay Center.
ALL IS WELL IN THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE. WORRY NOT ABOUT SUSPICION AND DISTRUST. THEY DO NOT EXIST.
May 3, 1998
How do we know this? Because Bob Frederick, Kansas University’s highly respected athletics director, said so.
KOONTZ NOVEL IS BOTH CHILLING AND INSPIRING
May 3, 1998
Fear Nothing Dean Koontz
THE ART TOUGEAU II PARADE HAD EVERYTHING FROM PURPLE CARS AND PINK ELEPHANTS TO A BANANA MAN SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
May 3, 1998
You can’t argue with the logic of Ric Propst, whose car in the Art Tougeau II parade Saturday in downtown Lawrence was truly the only “art” car. “I wanted to make an art car, so I used the most famous Art there is,” said Propst, who airbrushed 17 images of Art Linkletter on his 1967 Morris Minor.
FACES AND PLACES
May 3, 1998
Laura McBride has joined Commerce Title as a title examiner and commitment processor. McBride had been in the insurance business for seven years before joining Commerce. *
* APPROVE APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED BY MAYOR MARTY KENNEDY: TIM ALLEN TO THE FIRE CODE BOARD OF APPEALS
May 3, 1998
* Agree to buy a skid steer loader, for $13,565, from K.C. Bobcat Inc. * Agree to buy three 85-horsepower farm tractors, for $76,765, from McConnell Machinery Co.
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS HONORED AT TEA
May 3, 1998
The Betsy Beisecker Memorial Tea remembers breast cancer victims and encourages better breast health education
S VINTAGE ROSE FEATURES VARIETY OF LOOKS
May 3, 1998
Need a new look or maybe an old one? Barb’s Vintage Rose could have just what you need. Chris Hopkins
OLD-FASHIONED SERVICE STILL BANKABLE
May 3, 1998
Personal service means customers can stop the bank president in the aisle of the grocery store with a paycheck for him to deposit when he gets back to the bank later that day.
TYLER WIRKEN/JOURNAL-WORLD PHOTO
May 3, 1998
A walker and his dog pass by the store front of Barb’s Vintage Rose, 927 Mass.
1-YEAR-OLD STORE BOASTS HIP GIFTS AND GADGETS
May 3, 1998
A downtown gift store passes the one-year mark. Laura Patterson
T KNOW THEY POSSESSED.
May 3, 1998
Tami Wiens shuffled a weathered deck of playing cards for a game of Twenty-One against an opponent seated across from her in a wheelchair. She dealt two cards each — one up, one down — onto quadriplegic Mike Smith’s clear plastic lap tray.
BERT NASH OFFERS FREE ANXIETY SCREENING
May 3, 1998
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will present an educational program on anxiety disorders and give free anxiety screenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The event is part of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day. It is intended to help people recognize the symptoms of anxiety and to realize that safe, effective treatments are available to help them feel better.
DO YOU THINK THAT 10 YEARS FROM NOW THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE AS WE KNOW IT WILL EXIST?
May 3, 1998
History seems to favor continued existence of what some acidly refer to as the Big Eight and the Four We Hate. That barb results from the unearned influence which many northerners feel the four Texas schools have exerted since 1996. Whatever the reasons, Big 12 operations under controversial commissioner Steve Hatchell have not produced any love feast. No quick turnaround seems in sight unless the Hatchell successor is a miracle worker. But area schools are traditionally slow to give up on league allegiances and the new conference just might blossom. All sorts of enmities have been resolved in the past. Yet that was in slower, saner, less commercialized times. Today we have too damned much information and too little wisdom to assimilate and deploy it productively.
UCB ATGLANCE
May 3, 1998
Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium Businesses: Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, films
GRAND REOPENING
May 3, 1998
Films Inc. is planning a grand reopening and open house for May 14 to celebrate the restarting of the Tecumseh cellophane plant. About 60 of UCB’s cellophane customers will attend, as will Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, and UCB officials from the United States and the United Kingdom. There will be a ribbon cutting, speeches and plant tours.
DURING THE SPRING, GARDENERS EXPERIENCEBAG-O-RAMA.
May 3, 1998
he bags are back. They are stored along the sides of houses. They are squeezed inside the garage, stacked in the tight space between the wall and the car as protection from curious neighborhood cats and kids, as well as the rain. And very often they are piled on driveways right in front of the garage door, blocking the entrance. You have watched with amusement, perhaps even a bit of envy, as your neighbor hauled trunkloads of bags home from the garden center. Then, no doubt, you have probably bought some of these very same bags and hauled them home yourself, too.
THE WAXMAN IS IN
May 3, 1998
Waxman Candles’ annual Spring Sale will be May 15 through May 24. Waxman Candles is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; until 8 p.m. on Thursdays; and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
DISMISSALS
May 3, 1998
Baby boy Bays, Lawrence . Audra Altic and baby girl, Ottawa.
POLICE OFFICERS ENJOY BEING ON PUBLIC VIEW
May 3, 1998
The Lawrence Police Department’s community work station program allows police offers to complete paperwork and interact with the public.
PET FOOD MAKER HITTING STRIDE
May 3, 1998
One new product is being rolled out, and another on the drawing board could make the plant even more important to Heinz, a company official said.
PLANTS PROVIDE FLIGHTS OF FANCY
May 3, 1998
The right plants can be a strong attraction to the smallest birds.
CAPTION
May 3, 1998
Hobbs employee Josh Camarena, left, a Kansas University junior from Salina, offers help to Jacki Osborn, a KU freshman from Ashland, as she shops for a birthday present.