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WHAT DO CITY ORDINANCES SAY ABOUT BARKING DOGS INNEIGHBORHOOD?
May 9, 1998
A barking dog that disturbs the peace of a neighborhood could land its owner in municipal court. City ordinances outlaw owning animals that make excessive noise or disturb residents nearby. The owner can be issued a citation and required to appear in court.
STOPLIGHT SOLUTION
May 9, 1998
To the editor: In a recent editorial concerning the horrendous traffic conditions on 23rd Street, you noted that the solution would be the completion of the Southwest Trafficway. Although this might alleviate some of the problem, it is really too far south to accommodate many 23rd Street drivers. The solution is much simpler and much more financially feasible. The lights need to be set up in sequence/parallel and then timed to allow traffic to flow smoothly. As it is now, the lights are set so that they change whenever cross traffic occurs. This is a problem when there are 1-2 cars or one car that makes a right-hand turn. In the latter case, a great line of cars sits and waits for nobody. Frustration!
TICKETS QUESTIONED
May 9, 1998
To the editor: I would like to take a few moments to express my feelings about the traffic violations which were issued by the Lawrence Police Department this past weekend. The first Saturday in May, Lawrence hosts the state’s largest outdoor automotive swap meet, which brings thousands of people to Lawrence for the yearly event. Those same people bring with them tens of thousands of dollars, some of which is spent on hotel rooms, food and gasoline. There are also a number of garage sales throughout the city the same weekend. So it appears the community enjoys the out-of-town business.
S WIDOW DIES
May 9, 1998
Mary Ann Bremner, widow of longtime Kansas University journalism professor John B. Bremner, died early Friday. She was 81. Mrs. Bremner, who had been living at the Brandon Woods Retirement Home in Lawrence, died of complications from a stroke.
LYNN MARIE JOHNSON
May 9, 1998
Services for Lynn Marie Johnson, 85, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at her home.
U.S. MARINE CORPS LOSES A GOOD MAN
May 9, 1998
When retired Lt. Gen. William K. Jones died last month, America lost a patriot, his daughter said.
LOIS MOLDENHAUER
May 9, 1998
Services for Lois Madlyn Moldenhauer, 83, Wellsville, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be held at Wellsville Cemetery. Mrs. Moldenhauer died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at the Wellsville Manor Care Centre.
LELA G. BREITHAUPT
May 9, 1998
Graveside services for Lela G. Breithaupt, 85, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Breithaupt died Friday, May 8, 1998, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
WILL THE ROAD FROM THE CURVE ON SOUTH KASOLD TO THE SOUTH LAWRENCE TRAFFICWAY EVER BE PAVED?
May 9, 1998
That stretch of road is included in Douglas County’s capital improvements plan, administrator Craig Weinaug said. The project is in the design process. Weinaug said it is expected that the city will share in the cost of the project, though the county has not held negotiations with Lawrence officials yet.
S POLICIES ON STUDENTS DRIVING HAD BEEN REVIEWED SINCE THE BLUE VALLEY ACCIDENT. HE SAID THAT THE POLICIES ARE BEING DISCUSSED, BUT NO CHANGES ARE BEING MADE RIGHT NOW.
May 9, 1998
“Basically, kids under 16 can’t legally drive to activities anyway,” Azinger said. The school system does provide transportation to out-of-district competitions and games, and expects students to use it. Students are allowed to travel with their parents, but must give the school written permission. For competitions in town, the schools provide transportation, particularly for junior high students. But for practices off-campus, the schools expect the students to find a way to get there.
COTTONWOOD CONCERT CONCERT TO FEATURE WOODWINDSDESSERTS
May 9, 1998
The Fifth Annual Free Dessert Concert, featuring the CottonWood Winds, will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, Ninth and Highland. The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Overture to `The Magic Flute’,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Adagio,” Joseph Haydn’s “Presto,” Elliott Schwartz’ “From Alban Berg, Lyric Suite — Movement 1 of `Rows Garden’,” Eugene Bozza’s “Variations sur un theme libre pour quintette a vent, Opus 42,” Edvard Mortiz’ “Quintet fur Flote, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott,” and Scott Joplin’s “The Chrysanthemum.”
CITY HOPES MORE INPUT ON SKATE PARK ROLLS IN
May 9, 1998
Anyone with ideas for converting a dilapidated tennis court into a new skate park has one more chance to speak up. A public meeting to review plans for a skating area in Centennial Park, southeast of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.
BALDWIN ANNOUNCES NEW ADMINISTRATOR
May 9, 1998
A Utah man will begin work Monday as Baldwin’s new city administrator. William Way Jr., former city administrator in Riverton, Utah, will fill the position left vacant here Feb. 6 by Brian Wilcox.
ARTHUR HOOK OBITUARY ARTHUR HOOK
May 9, 1998
Services for Arthur Hook, 92, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Mr. Hook died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT MAY 9
May 9, 1998
Law Enforcement report Police reports
TICKETS FOR CONCERTS ON SALE TODAY
May 9, 1998
Tickets go on sale at noon today for three Kansas City area concerts. The Spice Girls will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sandstone Amphitheatre near Bonner Springs. Spyro Gyra will appear at 8 p.m. June 19 at Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. The Fixx will perform at 8 p.m. June 23 at The Beaumont, 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
TRAFFIC HELD UP
May 9, 1998
A man collapsed Friday night in the intersection of Massachusetts and 23rd Streets , blocking traffic for less than half an hour. An adult male from Lawrence, possibly in his mid-30s, collapsed due to unspecified medical problems just after 9 p.m., authorities said. He was not struck by any vehicles.
FOURTH KU FRATERNITY ANNOUNCES ALCOHOL BAN
May 9, 1998
Kansas University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity has announced it will join three other fraternities on campus planning to be alcohol-free by 2000. The alcohol-free policy will be phased in over the next year and a half to make the transition as smooth as possible, chapter officials said Friday.
NO LAUGHING MATTER
May 9, 1998
Burlington High School didn’t waste any time dealing with an alleged threat to public safety, and all schools will have to adopt similar firm policies. Law enforcement people stopped laughing off alleged jokes by people at airports who lightheartedly indicated they might be carrying guns, explosives or other weapons that might harm fellow passengers. It wasn’t long before such behavior tailed off sharply, as it should have.
OLD HOMETOWN MAY 9 IN 1898
May 9, 1998
On May 9, 1898, the victory of Dewey and the U. S. Navy at Manila in the Philippines was commented on by the Lawrence World which observed: “It is incredulous that a great battle should be fought and not a man be lost. In this respect the battle at Manila is a record breaker and becomes at once one of the great victories of the world.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
JOHN BERNARD HEIM OBITUARY
May 9, 1998
MABLE EDWARDS Topeka — Services for Mable Edwards, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka.
CLUB
May 9, 1998
A former state treasurer of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas has confessed to club members to stealing $230,000.
GALEN DAVID BARGER
May 9, 1998
Services for Galen David Barger, 28, Lawrence, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita. Mr. Barger died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home.
BURTON EDITORIAL PLAYING BY THE RULES
May 9, 1998
U.S. Rep. Dan Burton broke no laws by releasing taped conversations between Webster Hubbell and his wife. It is understandable that loyal Democrats are trying everything they can to discredit Rep. Dan Burton for releasing the taped conversations of Webster Hubbell and his wife when Hubbell was in prison.
TONGIE WORKS FOR REC CENTER
May 9, 1998
Obtaining funding for a proposed recreation center is the biggest obstacle facing supporters of the project.
MABLE EDWARDS
May 9, 1998
Services for Mable Edwards, 84, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka. She died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at a Lawrence nursing facility.
BARGER AUTOPSY INCONCLUSIVE
May 9, 1998
Autopsy doesn’t reveal cause of resident’s death
HASKELL GRADS PAY HONOR TO FOREBEARS
May 9, 1998
Haskell Indian Nations University presented 124 graduates with degrees Friday during spring commencement ceremonies.
SOUND OFFFAIRGROUND
May 9, 1998
I hear rumors that the fairgrounds will be remodeled? Is that true? Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said the county’s capital improvements plan includes money to spend during the next few years on the fairgrounds. The county established an ad hoc group to look at needs for the fairgrounds, and it will be setting a master plan and talking about priorities for the area.
THE DELAY IN COMPLETING THE SOUTH LAWRENCE TRAFFICWAY IS WRONG, COSTLY AND SHOULD BE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO LAWRENCE RESIDENTS.
May 9, 1998
The project has been in the planning stages for years, and all affected parties agreed to the plan and route when it first was made public. It’s as simple as that. Subsequently, however, various groups with various interests entered the picture, throwing up roadblocks and challenges that have delayed the badly needed trafficway for many years.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
May 9, 1998
Marie Spencer and baby boy, Lawrence. Shannon Fry and baby boy, Lawrence.
FIRE GUTS RESTROOMS AT WELLS OVERLOOK
May 9, 1998
There are no suspects in what authorities believe may be an arson at the park south of Lawrence.
HOSTAGE-TAKER PLEADS GUILTY
May 9, 1998
Kipling Johnson pleaded guilty to eight charges in connection with a January hostage crisis, and his partner’s trial is pending while he undergoes a mental evaluation.