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SHINING EXAMPLE
May 8, 1998
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to commend the juniors and seniors of Osklaloosa High School and their guests for their excellent behavior at the 1998 junior-senior prom. The students were dressed in formal attire and behaved as well as they looked. Most students arrived at approximately 8 p.m. and stayed until the “after prom” activities were completed around 3:30 a.m.
SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP TOUTED
May 8, 1998
Pam Van Schmus, who works in accounting at Miller Freeman Inc., helped on a Mothers Day project Thursday in Broken Arrow School. And Denise Hobbs, a third-grade teacher at Broken Arrow School, got a chance to see the work environment at Miller Freeman, a local publishing company.
JUDGE REFUSES TO RELEASE RAPIST PENDING APPEAL
May 8, 1998
A Douglas County judge on Thursday denied a convicted rapist’s motion for bond while his appeal is pending. District Judge Paula Martin said that the risk of Tyrone Edwards leaving the area was too great for his bond request to be granted.
FREE TRAIL PASSES PART OF CELEBRATION
May 8, 1998
Hikers and bikers will be able to use the Prairie Spirit Trail for free Saturday. The free trail passes are part of the ribbon cutting celebration for the nearly completed second phase of the 33-mile linear park which links five towns, from Welda to Ottawa. The first part of the trail between Welda and Richmond opened in 1996.
POLICE INVESTIGATING UNATTENDED DEATH
May 8, 1998
Lawrence police on Thursday were investigating the unattended death of a 28-year-old man found in an apartment by a neighbor. About 2:45 p.m., police were called to the man’s apartment in the 1400 block of Eddingham Drive.
CAR HITS GAS METER, CAUSES LEAK
May 8, 1998
A car ran over a natural gas meter Wednesday at 117 Main in Perry, causing a gas leak which forced the evacuation of one city block. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s department said no one was injured, and no one was in the house were the meter was hit. Within 20 minutes after the car hit the meter, the leak was plugged temporarily by emergency management personnel. KPL was en route Wednesday night to fix the leak.
HAS ANYONE COME UP WITH A GENDER-NEUTRAL NAME FOR MANHOLES?
May 8, 1998
“Many have been suggested — from person holes to access holes — but our favorite down here is peepholes,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer.
CAMP
May 8, 1998
Douglas County Republican Chairman Jim Mullins plans to step down from his party post temporarily to join David Miller’s campaign for governor. “I plan to take a leave of absence from May 15 to Aug. 15,” Mullins said.
POLICE COMMENDED
May 8, 1998
To the editor: I am writing regarding your article, “Brawl closes Mass Street.” As a resident of Massachusetts Street, I had a bird’s-eye view of the events of last Saturday night. I feel it is necessary for me to express my appreciation for the way the officers of the Lawrence Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the KU Police Department handled the situation.
CIVIL CAMPAIGN
May 8, 1998
It probably won’t be easy, but Republicans should do their best to meet the challenge of conducting a fair and respectful primary campaign. In announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, David Miller of Eudora said he wanted to engage in “a civil campaign” with Gov. Bill Graves that doesn’t include personal attacks.
MEETING TO PROVIDE DAY-CARE INFORMATION
May 8, 1998
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 336 Missouri, to provide information regarding registration and licensing of family day-care homes. Kansas law 65-518 requires that homes be registered or licensed when child care is provided away from the child’s own home for one or two children more than 20 hours a week total time or three or more children. Child care will not be provided during the pre-application meeting. For more information, call 843-0721.
LEWIS FREDRICK HIGGINS
May 8, 1998
Services for Lewis Fredrick Higgins, 76, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester. Mr. Higgins died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Brandon Woods.
LAWRENCE USES HISTORY TO ATTRACT CITY GUESTS
May 8, 1998
Des Moines, Omaha, Tulsa and Wichita are target markets in the first-ever Lawrence ad campaign.
BOARD SEEKS INPUT ON PARK POLICY
May 8, 1998
A policy that would guide decisions about future parks and their development once again will be open for public input. The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is scheduled to review the proposed policy during its regular business meeting at noon Tuesday at the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.
T HEARD ABOUT ANY LOCAL CELEBRATIONS. HAVE YOU HEARD OF ANY?
May 8, 1998
A week of lunchtime events, sponsored by the Lawrence Preservation Alliance and the city’s Historic Resources Commission, kicks off Monday. All events are scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Here’s a rundown:
ESTHER G. HOLM
May 8, 1998
Graveside services for Esther G. Holm, 89, Canon City, Colo., were April 21 at Lakeside Cemetery. Mrs. Holm was born May 14, 1908, in Stull, the daughter of Lewis Elmer and Mabel C. Wilson.
DEALERSHIP SURPRISED BY MERGER
May 8, 1998
There were still more questions than answers Thursday. But there was no shortage of wisecracks after the announcement Chrysler Corp. was being purchased by Daimler-Benz AG.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 8, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A JVC portable stereo and a gold ring, valued at a total of $1,216, were reported stolen from a residence in the 2500 block of West Sixth between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 1.
IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, THERE HAVE BEEN TWO VERY BRIGHT STARS OR PLANETS IN THE EASTERNMAYBE SLIGHTLY SOUTHEASTERNSKY JUST BEFORE SUNRISE. WHAT STARS OR PLANETS ARE THESE?
May 8, 1998
“The two brightest `stars’ in the east before dawn are Jupiter and Venus,” said Barbara Anthony-Twarog, a professor of physics and astronomy at Kansas University. “These two bright planets were much closer together last month; Jupiter is pulling away from Venus, appearing a little farther to the upper right of Venus each day. “By the end of the month, Saturn will come up from Venus’ lower left to join the picture. Venus will be the brightest `morning star’ throughout. Try to look toward a clear eastern horizon 45 to 60 minutes before sunrise, which will be getting earlier every day!”
S PRIME TIME
May 8, 1998
For the first time, Kansas University’s commencement ceremony will be broadcast over the Internet.
SECOND CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAS A NEW PASTOR.
May 8, 1998
Much work is ahead in bringing in new members to the Second Christian Church, says the East Lawrence church’s new pastor. “There is a lot of hard work ahead,” said the Rev. C.R. Marshall, who recently became pastor of the Disciples of Christ church, 1245 Conn. “But I am certainly leaning on the Lord to see us through.”
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
May 8, 1998
Barney D. Riley, 36, Lawrence, and Carolyn Sue Willis, 23, Lawrence. Mickey W. McGuire, 26, Lawrence, and Emilee V. Hostetler, 23, Wichita.
BLOTTER
May 8, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A fax machine and other items valued on a police report at $3,030 were stolen between 4 p.m. April 24 and 8 a.m. April 27 from a construction trailer in the 2300 block of Lakeview Road, Lawrence police reported Thursday.
ABC ANNOUNCER HONORED BY KU
May 8, 1998
ABC Sports announcer Roger Twibell has been chosen as the 1997-98 winner of the annual Radio-TV Alumni Award at Kansas University. Honorees for the award are selected by faculty of the radio-TV department of KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY MANHOLES ON NINTH STREET, BETWEEN IOWA AND MICHIGAN STREETS?
May 8, 1998
“There is a major sanitary sewer line that runs down Ninth Street,” said Terese Gorman, city engineer. “It was constructed in 1953. It collects sewage from both sides of Ninth Street.”
GUN ARROGANCE
May 8, 1998
To the editor: You may have noticed that Charlton Heston called Streisand “the Hanoi Jane of the Second Amendment” this week. Streisand responded, saying in part that “I and others who made [The Long Island Incident] are not against people owning guns for self-defense or hunting … But you don’t need an AK-47 to kill game, and you don’t need an Uzi to defend yourself.” This is the very height of arrogance.
KU HOME PROJECT: AN ATTENTION GRABBER
May 8, 1998
Eight Kansas University architecture students are watching their thoroughly New-Age design come to a vibrant realization.
KU DISTINGUISHED SERVICE HONOREES SET
May 8, 1998
The program, which has honored 323 people, began in 1941. Nominations are solicited from alumni and faculty members.
SECOND CHRISTIAN
May 8, 1998
Second Christian Church, 1245 Conn., will have a Mother’s Day dinner in the fellowship hall after the 11:30 a.m. Sunday service. Lawrence Jewish
MAKE SADDAM BLINK
May 8, 1998
Why waste money and risk American lives by continuing to allow Iraqi planes to violate no-fly zones? “When we as a nation establish a no-fly zone and we say we’re going to use military force to ensure that it’s honored, then we should be prepared to use military force to back that up.” So says retired U.S. Gen. Buster Glosson, who helped manage the air campaign during the Persion Gulf War.
AGENCY ON AGING TO HOLD HEARING
May 8, 1998
The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will conduct a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. today at the United Way Center, 2518 Ridge Ct. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the closing of the Older Americans Act United Way Center meal site.
BABY BALD EAGLES NESTING NEARBY
May 8, 1998
It’s two boys and a girl — three baby eagles are nesting at Clinton Lake.
ROBERT J. HAFFERKAMP
May 8, 1998
Services for Robert J. Hafferkamp, 58, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Hafferkamp died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
DELAWARE TRIBE SETS ANNUAL MEETING
May 8, 1998
The Kansas Delaware Tribe of Indians Inc. will hold its annual meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 27 in Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call Bonnie Clark at (913) 334-9441, or write to her at 2405 N. 86th St., Kansas City, Kan. 66109.
HEARTLAND CHURCH SHARES ITS FOR THE DRAMATIC
May 8, 1998
Heartland Community Church has adopted a vibrant service style to attract Christians of all denominations.
AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB SETS ANNUAL SALE
May 8, 1998
The Lawrence African Violet Club will hold its annual spring sale Saturday. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Malls shopping center, 23rd and Louisiana.
COUPLE TO TIE TRADITIONAL KNOT
May 8, 1998
A pair of Haskell students will get married in a traditional Crow ceremony prior to the school’s annual graduation powwow.
S THE DIFFERENCE IN LENGTH BETWEEN LANE NO. 8 AND LANE NO. 1 AT THE LAWRENCE HIGH TRACK?
May 8, 1998
According to Lawrence High track coach Jerry Skakal, the length of lane one is 400 meters and the length of lane eight is 439.54 meters.
DEMANDS
May 8, 1998
A KDOT official says he can’t see the agency taking financial responsibility for a $10 million science building for Haskell Indian Nations University.
HELEN HECK TAYLOR
May 8, 1998
Services for Helen E. Heck Taylor, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Taylor died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
OLD HOMETOWN MAY 8 IN 1898
May 8, 1998
On May 8, 1898, poetry abounded and the Lawrence World stated: “The war situation has set to work the think boxes of a large number of would be poets and the World office has been buried in manuscript. It is all bad but a good deal of it is even worse. Great pressure is brought to bear to get it published, but nothing less than a good sized subsidy will ever get into the paper.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum