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S WHEAT STATE WHIRLWIND TOUR WINDS UP
May 24, 1998
Kansas University faculty put on safety glasses, stuffed in earplugs and plunged into the Gates Rubber Co. Hose Manufacturing Plant in Iola Saturday. “Safety is No. 1 in the plant,” one of the plant supervisors said, preparing to lead a tour.
POOL PROVIDES HEAT RELIEF
May 24, 1998
A medical emergency marred what otherwise was an ideal opening day at the Lawrence Aquatic Center.
STUDENTS RECEIVE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
May 24, 1998
Three Lawrence High School students have been selected National Merit Scholarship winners in the college-sponsored portion of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. program. Laura Darnell has received a Merit Scholarship from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Emily Lowrance-Floyd has received a a Merit Scholarship from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and Hannah Petr has received a scholarship from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Tex.
CITY READY TO GET ROLLING ON SKATE PARK
May 24, 1998
Bring on the X-Games. Lawrence city commissioners will consider approving plans Tuesday night for a new skate park in Centennial Park, southeast of Sixth Street and Rockledge Road.
A REQUEST FOR A PERMIT TO BUILD A NEW RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN WESTERN LAWRENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW BY LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.
May 24, 1998
Up for consideration Wednesday is a request for a permit to build a retirement community on about 9 acres at the southeast corner of Wakarusa Drive and Harvard Road. The project would be built in two phases: * Phase I: A two-story assisted-living facility with 60 units, covering 47,140 square feet.
THE PROJECT, TO BE KNOWN AS PIONEER RIDGE, WOULD COMPETE IN LAWRENCE WITH BRANDON WOODS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, STERLING HOUSE AND PRESBYTERIAN MANOR. IT WOULD PROVIDE 219 PARKING SPACES, OR 16 FEWER TH
May 24, 1998
Planning staffers recommend deferring the permit request, because “additional information is needed to assess this development and to meet the requirements outlined” in the city’s zoning ordinance, which governs such permits. Midwest Health operates four other assisted-living communities, in Topeka, Manhattan, Overbrook and Lansing.
* RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLATS FOR TIRES PLUS, A ONE-LOT COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION COVERING 0.86 ACRE NORTH AND EAST OF NIEDER ROAD AND WEST OF PETCARE SUPERSTORE. REQUESTED BY YAGGY
May 24, 1998
* Recommend approval of a preliminary plat for First State Bank Addition, a one-lot residential-office subdivision covering 1.4 acres at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Monterey Way. Requested by First State Bank and Trust, which owns the property * Consider a request for preliminary and final plats for Cornerstone Plaza Addition No. 1, a one-lot commercial subdivision covering 18,025 sq. ft. along the north side of East 23rd Street (Kansas Highway 10), between Slimmer Automotive and Douglas County Road 708. A related rezoning request — to rezone 17,600 square feet from agricultural to limited commercial uses — also is up for approval Wednesday. An annexation request for the property is pending before the Lawrence City Commission. Requested by Mike Hultine and Kenneth Hayes, of Cornerstone Construction Co., which owns the property.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE TO BE DEDICATED
May 24, 1998
Sheryl Fisher is preparing to move into her new home, built in a whirlwind week with the help of volunteers and local businesses. Fisher is the latest Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Lawrence, and a service will be held today to recognize everyone who helped with the project. The service will be at 2 p.m. at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Church, 700 Wakarusa.
LAIRD V. HAWLEY
May 24, 1998
Services for Laird V. Hawley, 75, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in the Wayne Cemetery in Lewis. Mr. Hawley died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the Olathe Medical Center.
WEARING A JAYHAWK BASKETBALL T-SHIRTWHY?
May 24, 1998
“It’s possible that Thornton, like millions of others, is a fan of KU’s highly regarded basketball team,” said Tom Hutton, director of University Relations at Kansas University. “I know of no contact with the university by Thornton (or anyone else involved with the film) about his apparel.”
BIRTHS
May 24, 1998
Sherri and Dan Riedemann, Lawrence, a boy, Friday. Bert Guy and Brianna Mercier, Lawrence, twin boys, Saturday.
TACO BELL ADS RINGING SUCCESS WITH MOST HISPANICS
May 24, 1998
“People are reading too much into it if they think the dog was developed to make fun of Latinos,” one ad man says.
HIGH SCHOOLS TO HOLD GRADUATION TODAY
May 24, 1998
Lawrence and Free State high schools will both hold their graduation ceremonies at Allen Fieldhouse.
TONGANOXIE DRIVER AMONG HOLIDAY FATALITIES STATEWIDE
May 24, 1998
At least three people have died so far during the Memorial Day weekend.
ATTEMPT TO AVOID TICKET LANDS DRIVER IN JAIL
May 24, 1998
A Lawrence man tried to escape a speeding ticket and an arrest for driving with a suspended license Saturday afternoon, but ended up in more trouble when he hit another car while fleeing. Jason Paul Bowden, 19, was arrested for driving while his license was suspended, no proof of insurance, attempting to elude police and leaving the scene of an accident.
DANIEL ELLIOT FOSTER
May 24, 1998
Graveside services for Daniel Elliot Foster, 81, Altoona, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Neodesha Cemetery. Mr. Foster died Friday, May 22, 1998, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.
STUDENTS RECEIVE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
May 24, 1998
Three Lawrence High School students have been selected National Merit Scholarship winners in the college-sponsored portion of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. program. Laura Darnell has received a Merit Scholarship from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Emily Lowrance-Floyd has received a a Merit Scholarship from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and Hannah Petr has received a scholarship from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Tex.
THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PLAYGROUND SAFETY TIPS:
May 24, 1998
* Protective surface — Surfacing under and around all equipment is critical. Asphalt and concrete are unacceptable. Grass and turf shouldn’t be used. Try synthetic padding or fine gravel or sand, double-shredded bark mulch and wood chips. * Fall zones — A zone covered with a protective surfacing material should extend six feet in all directions for stationary climbing equipment and slides. The zone for swings ought to extend twice the height of the swing support structure.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 24, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Sony Playstation, Nintendo 64 and other items, valued at a total of $1,425, were reported stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Glenview Drive between 8:45 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. May 12.
YEARS
May 24, 1998
The Postal Service found it possible to summarize the second decade of the 20th Century with a small set of commemorative stamps. Holding the 1911-20 decade down to just a few events and people is pretty hard. To start with, it was the decade of World War I, 1914-18. Sarajevo, Germans in Brussels, the rape of Louvain, poison gas at Ypres, the Lusitania, “Lafayette, we are here,” the Russian Revolution, Mata Hari, Stars and Stripes, Cantigny, Belleau Wood, the Marne, Chateau-Thierry, the Nov. 11 armistice, the 143 points, Versailles, and Wilson’s unsuccessful attempt to sell the League of Nations.
ARE YOU SAVING ENOUGH TO RETIRE?
May 24, 1998
Are you saving enough to retire? Most of us don’t have a clue. You hear amazing figures, like $1 million or more, and it probably depresses you. Fortunately, you won’t need that much, unless you’re feeding country club tastes. Just ask the retirees around you. They’re sitting comfortably in the middle class on savings of considerably less.
S SEWER SYSTEM COULD SOON GO UP.
May 24, 1998
Tuesday night, Lawrence city commissioners will consider updating the city’s “septage” policies to reflect several changes brought on by regulatory adjustments, growth pressures and maintenance needs. Among the biggest changes: Septic haulers — who drain waste from septic tanks for disposal — will be charged more than seven times as much to pour the waste into city sewers.
OPERATING IN DOUGLAS COUNTY.
May 24, 1998
The department’s policy last was updated in 1992, when the rate was set at 1.3 cents per gallon. Since then, however, regulations have gotten tighter and the cost of treatment has increased, Wildgen said. In fact, a planned $43.5 million expansion and upgrade of the treatment plant will include a new disposal area for hauled-in septic waste. Among other changes included in the proposed policy: waste limits; pretesting provisions; and source registration requirements.
FIVE FRIENDS VISITED A KANSAS CITY AREA CASINO FULL OF SLOT MACHINES TO DETERMINE WHAT COULD BE WON AND LOST IN THREE HOURS.
May 24, 1998
As soon as the five Tonganoxie women piled into a big sedan and headed east, Susie announced her $1 investment in a Prairie Gold lottery ticket had paid off. “I won $10!” she screamed, her voice overwhelming pop music on the radio. “Everybody rub it for luck!”
UMKC ANNOUNCES ITS SIGNATURE SERIES
May 24, 1998
The 1998-1999 Signature Series at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music has been announced. The season includes father/daughter pianist Claude Frank and violinist Pamela Frank, Sept. 8; opera singer Phyllis Pancella and pianist-composer Timothy Hoekman, Oct. 3; Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Nov. 7; Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Dec. 12; pianist John McIntyre, Jan. 23; the Coulter-Phillips Ensemble, March 15; and “Symphony of Psalms” by Stravinsky, April 18.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS SOME KIND OF BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS. IF THAT IS TRUE, COULD YOU GIVE USLIST?
May 24, 1998
Nursing homes are governed by state and federal regulations. In fact, there are regulations that require all nursing homes to guarantee and communicate certain residents rights in order to be licensed to operate or to receive Medicare or Medicaid Payments. These rights are listed in the KDOA Legal Guide, a helpful publication of the Kansas Department on Aging and available free through your local Area Agency on Aging.
VISITING NURSES NOT HOBBLED
May 24, 1998
The Balanced Budget Act of 1996 signaled hard times for home health agencies that depend on Medicare money, but the Visiting Nurses Assn. is meeting demands. By Chris Koger
CITY PARKS OFFICIALS URGE DOUGLAS COUNTY AND THE LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO UNDERTAKE COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY REVIEWS OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.
May 24, 1998
Lucas Mehl relentlessly spun around and around on a low-hanging rubber tire swing at Hillcrest School’s playground. Two miles southeast, Aaron Groene scrambled across Broken Arrow Park’s metal castle and down its short slide polished to a shine by decades of use.
PLACES AND FACES
May 24, 1998
Alan Meier has joined Insurance Management Associates Inc. of Wichita as senior consultant. Meier, who will work in the company’s Topeka office, has been in the health insurance industry in northeast Kansas for 23 years. *
SUCCESS
May 24, 1998
It’s sold in eight Midwestern states, but the highest per capita consumption of Boulevard Beer is in Lawrence.
RADIO STATION ISSUES BLOOD DONOR CHALLENGE
May 24, 1998
A challenge has been issued. The V-100 Battle of the Sexes blood drive will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 at Kansas Blood Services, 535 Gateway.
FRISBEE DOG COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN DESOTO
May 24, 1998
The Alpo Canine Frisbee Disc Championships will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Tribune Canine Training Center, 8410 Edgerton Rd. Competition consists of the dogs and owners using five discs in a freestyle routine to music.
T BE AVAILABLE
May 24, 1998
Don’t have plans for Memorial Day? It’s probably best to grab your swim trunks or fire up the grill, because there won’t be a lot of opportunities to do errands Monday. Banks, city and county offices will be closed, along with the post office, the public library and local city recreation centers.
OAK HILL CEMETERY IS READY FOR ITS BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR.
May 24, 1998
Having a thousand cars drop by the house for Memorial Day is nothing new for Mitch Young. As the city’s cemetery supervisor, Young is responsible for two of the largest yards in town: Oak Hill and Maple Grove cemeteries. Together they provide more than 80,000 final resting places on 70 acres.
RELIABILITY GETS LOST IN SPACE
May 24, 1998
Pagers were beeping again by Thursday, but it may take awhile for the country’s confidence in satellites to return.
CHEMICAL TREATMENTS HELP CONTROL ASH BORERS
May 24, 1998
Ash/Lilac borers overwinter as larvae in the stems of lilac and sometimes privet. The borers cause the stems to die. The borers also attack Ash trees by boring into the tree trunks and destroying the cambium layer causing the tree to die. The adult moth emerges in mid to late April, peaks in May, dwindles by mid to late June and ends by the first week in July. The moth has clear wings and resembles a wasp in appearance. There is one generation per year.
CEREMONIES SCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
May 24, 1998
Cemeteries throughout the area are planning services Monday to honor the dead.
LHS, FREE STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE ACADEMIC HONORS
May 24, 1998
Academic awards presented by Lawrence High School and Free State High School were published in the Journal-World earlier this month. Some students’ awards were inadvertently omitted. They are: Lawrence High School:
A CONTROVERSIAL ART EXHIBIT IS CLOSED BEFORE IT CAN OPEN.
May 24, 1998
A fledgling arts coalition and a local business have severed ties after the owner deemed some artwork too controversial to display. “It was a decision I made personally,” said Derek Hogan, owner of Java Break, where the artwork was to be displayed. “I had four or five complaints about the material, and it is not my job to argue with customers. Some found it offensive, with images that were violent to women.”
ARLINE JOSEPHINE REID
May 24, 1998
Services for Arline Josephine Reid, 97, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rossville Presbyterian Church, Rossville. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. Mrs. Reid died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
S SISTER CITIES.
May 24, 1998
* Proclaim May 31-June 7 “Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Assn. Week.” * Proclaim July 30 “Doris Bateson Fraternal Order of Eagles Day.”
FRISBEE DOG COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN DESOTO
May 24, 1998
The Alpo Canine Frisbee Disc Championships will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Tribune Canine Training Center, 8410 Edgerton Rd. Competition consists of the dogs and owners using five discs in a freestyle routine to music.
SEEKING A ROLLER RINK
May 24, 1998
While commissioners will consider approving plans for a skate park to serve skateboarders and inline skaters, roller hockey players will have to wait for a new rink of their own. City officials are still looking for a suitable location for a regulation roller hockey rink, said Fred DeVictor, the city’s director of parks and recreation. Neighbors had deemed Centennial Park inappropriate for separate roller hockey and skateboarding areas.
S RECREATIONAL AND BIKE TRAILS, PICNIC AREAS AND BOAT RAMPS.
May 24, 1998
2. Martin Park, one mile west of Lawrence on Peterson Road. Donated in 1963, the 19-acre natural area includes hiking trails and a picnic area. 3. Deerfield Park, Princeton and Arrowhead. The 10-acre park has tennis courts, a ball diamond and play area next to Deerfield School.
GEORGE RAYMOND MILLERET
May 24, 1998
Services for George Raymond Milleret, 83, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Milleret died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GOVERNMENT BUILDS STRONG CASE AGAINST MICROSOFT
May 24, 1998
The software maker will be hard-pressed to explain some of its behavior, experts say.
COUNTY LISTS PRIORITIES FOR HIGHWAY PROGRAM
May 24, 1998
The South Lawrence Trafficway tops the wish list of Douglas County commissioners for the state’s comprehensive transportation program.
S GRAVE SITE?
May 24, 1998
James Naismith is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St. You can find the grave of Naismith, who came to Lawrence in 1900 and lived here until he died in 1939, in the south end of the cemetery.
SENIOR SERVICES BOARD SCHEDULES MEETING
May 24, 1998
Douglas County Senior Services’ Board of Directors monthly meeting will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The meeting is open to the public.
THE FORMER OWNERS OF A FLORAL SHOP KEEP THEIR PASSION GROWING.
May 24, 1998
As we all know and have witnessed, gardening has its highs and lows, its ups and downs. To achieve the highs we tend to rely on our favorite garden standbys such as tulips, hostas, yarrow, geraniums and mums. They ensure that our gardens will be filled with foliage and flower from spring to autumn. As for the lows, we accept them as part of the natural order of things. Yet, some gardeners willingly plunge ahead with experimental ideas in the never-ending quest to enhance the beauty of the garden. They venture into unique ways of working with plants, welcome the experience of growing temperamental specimens and continually look forward to trying new things.
KUEBLER SERVICES
May 24, 1998
Graveside services for Diann Celeste Kuebler, 43, Anchorage, Alaska, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Miss Kuebler died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at her home.