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POLICE PROBING ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
May 11, 1998
An incident in which a 46-year-old man was shot in the arm by an acquaintance Saturday is being investigated by police as an accidental shooting. The victim and a 43-year-old man were driving on North 1500 Road at approximately 2 p.m. when the suspect pulled out a small-caliber weapon, police said. The gun apparently discharged.
HIGH-TECH SECURITY GADGETRY IS PART OF THE HERE-AND-NOW
May 11, 1998
You see it all the time in movies or on TV. Some highly placed military official or spy walks to the entrance of a high-security room in a building, and gains access by placing his or her hand on a fingerprint-scanning device. Or maybe the character speaks into a voiceprint identification panel on the wall. It may seem like high-tech science fiction technology, but that stuff is real. When security is absolutely required, whether in gaining access to an office or a computer or a network, there are systems in use today that can use voiceprints, fingerprints, facial scans, retinal scans, or other techniques for checking a person’s unique physical traits to verify that person’s identity for security purposes. These devices are called biometric security devices.
RAPE OF GIRL, 12, REPORTED TO POLICE
May 11, 1998
Officials at a Lawrence school reported a possible rape to Lawrence police on Thursday. The victim reportedly was a 12-year-old girl. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Missouri. The incident occurred between May 2 at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 3 p.m. The suspect in the case, also a juvenile, told police there had been consensual sex. The victim also stated there was consensual sex, police said. Police would not say what school reported the incident.
THE FAMILY WILL MEET FRIENDS FROM 7 P.M. TO 8 P.M. TUESDAY AT THE BARNETT FUNERAL HOME IN OSKALOOSA. FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. TUESDAY.
May 11, 1998
Olive Tenpenny Perry — Services for Olive A. Bayless Tenpenny, 82, Perry, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church in Williamstown. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown.
MERCANTILE, FIRST FINANCIAL TO MERGE
May 11, 1998
Mercantile Bancorp. Inc. plans to acquire First Financial Bancorp., of Iowa City, Ia., for about $169 million in stock. Mercantile said the merger would strengthen its market-share position in Iowa, moving it to the No. 2 position. It also gives Mercantile a means to enter the rapidly growing Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.
MARY KAY BRADFORD
May 11, 1998
Services for Mary Kay Bradford, 77, of Lawrence, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery in Vinland. Mrs. Bradford died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NO INTEL INSIDE? FRET NOT
May 11, 1998
I’ve seen some really good prices on computers, but they don’t come with an Intel CPU. Does this make a difference? What problems can I expect with AMD or Cyrix chips? In my professional experience, I have not seen a program that will run on an Intel CPU that has problems with an AMD or Cyrix system (some Cyrix chips say IBM on them). Some users have reported problems running games and other software, but most industry experts believe that AMD or Cyrix chips work just as well or better than Intel central processing units. As a general rule, nothing is 100 percent compatible so the odds are some programs will have problems with these computers. But such problems are usually easy to fix. Because these are not “Pentium” chips, Windows 95 will detect these as 80486 chips.
INCORPORATIONSLIENS
May 11, 1998
The following incorporations were filed recently in Douglas County: Mills Construction Inc., 1324 N. 1100 Road.
HOSPICE CARE TO HOLD ANNUAL LUMINARY SERVICE
May 11, 1998
Hospice Care’s annual Luminary Memorial Services will be held at 8:30 p.m. May 21 by the Gazebo in South Park. The event, “Candle of Memory — Light of Hope,” is an opportunity for persons to honor the memory of a loved one who has touched their lives. As part of the service, the names of all those being remembered and honored will be read, and participants will be able to light personal luminaries.
CO-OPS TO JOIN FORCES
May 11, 1998
The farmer-owned cooperatives Farmland Industries and SF Services Inc. have signed a letter of intent to merge by the end of July. The companies’ directors signed the letter of intent during a meeting last week in Little Rock, Ark., the headquarters of SF Services.
MORE BUILDINGS ON THE RISE
May 11, 1998
Led by some big commercial projects, building activity in Lawrence hit a four-year high during April. Construction of single-family homes and duplexes remained strong.
PARKING BOX
May 11, 1998
When it comes to financing new parking lots downtown — including a proposed $1.5 million, 310-space rooftop lot southeast of Ninth and New Hampshire — Lawrence city commissioners want to know if they can borrow against future tax revenues generated by the project. That’s where Randy Irey and Gary Anderson come in.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT MAY 11
May 11, 1998
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
OLD HOMETOWN MAY 11 IN 1898
May 11, 1998
On May 11, 1898, the Lawrence World editorialized “The most important gathering in Kansas this season will be the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Baker University. That school has stood the storms of the times as they have come. It has gone steadily forward in its work and ranks as one of the foremost educational institutions in the west.” —Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
TOURNAMENT GETS DOWN AND DIRTY
May 11, 1998
Participants in a mud volleyball tournament wallowed away their Sunday afternoon.
DISABLED VETS DISABLED VETERANS HOLD FORGET-ME-NOT SALE
May 11, 1998
The Jayhawk Chapter No. 22 of Disabled American Veterans will be selling forget-me-nots at various locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Lawrence locations include JC Penney, Westlake and K-Mart.
DOWNTOWN PARKING AWAITS NEXT CHAPTER
May 11, 1998
After buying control of discount parking spaces next to a downtown bookstore, city officials are preparing to turn the page on a more expensive edition of downtown parking spaces.
UNCORK THE GENIE AND WISH FOR SOMETHING THAT REALLY COUNTS
May 11, 1998
What if you could have one wish? I know you’ve thought about this. OK, so what you really thought about was having three wishes. Sorry. One is all you get.
HOSPITAL REPORT DISMISSALS
May 11, 1998
Suzanne Craig and baby girl, Lawrence. Tammy Fry and baby boy, Topeka.
S DISTINCTIVE PINS TO DECORATE UNITED WAY DONORS
May 11, 1998
Donors who gave $500 or more to the United Way of Douglas County will receive a one-of-a-kind, whimsical piece of art by David Van Hee this week.
AS SMALL WORLD TURNS 30, LOCAL WOMEN LOOK TO FUTURE
May 11, 1998
For three decades, a volunteer English language school has helped foreign women adjust to life in Lawrence
BEDORE COLUMN
May 11, 1998
It’s taken Christine Sues one semester to emerge as one of the top women’s tennis players in the Big 12 Conference. A native of Ladbergen, Germany, Sues enrolled at Kansas in January. She has stormed to a 26-3 overall record in singles, 13-0 in the Big 12 heading into Thursday’s NCAA regional tournament in Provo, Utah.
SNOWBARGER TO ADDRESS BAKER
May 11, 1998
Snowbarger to address Baker graduates
ALL-DAY KINDERGARTENS PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL BOOST
May 11, 1998
Daylong classes are especially beneficial for students who have no preschool experience.
AMERICAN LEGION RAISES FLAG ISSUE
May 11, 1998
The American Legion is asking residents to fly American flags as part of a national push to resurrect a flag-protection measure.
RESEARCH GIVES PARENTS ANSWERS, ADVICE FOR TOUGHEST QUESTIONS
May 11, 1998
A child care study helps parents make tough decisions. Marion O’Brien