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PESKY MACRO VIRUSES MAY STAY WITH US FORWHILE
May 25, 1998
Back in the spring of 1988, when the Mac was still relatively young and few of us were using the Internet yet, a programmer at Northwestern University named John Norstad began working on a Macintosh anti-virus program. His program, named Disinfectant, was released a year later for free, and after nine years of effectively fighting Mac virus problems, Norstad recently announced that he was no longer going to support or update the popular freeware program. Why? Norstad didn’t want Disinfectant users to get a false sense of security, because even Disinfectant is useless against the hundreds of Word macro viruses that have become the No. 1 Mac virus problem. Word macro viruses have been with us since sometime in 1995, and as far back as June of last year, it was estimated that there were perhaps 1,200 of the pesky little viruses making their way from one Word document to another, and spreading like wildfire across both Mac and Windows machines. Chances are there are hundreds more today.
PATRICIA WILKS
May 25, 1998
Services for Patricia Ann Wilks, 39, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Wilks died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka.
INDEPENDENCE IS THRILING EXPERIENCE
May 25, 1998
Therapeutic riding programs offer physical, social and mental benefits for disabled children and adults.
SCOT
May 25, 1998
To the editor: In the LJW of May 20, Scot Pollard bemoans his financial plight. Scot, I confess that my heart does indeed bleed for you. It must be difficult indeed to try to make ends meet on your measly $400,000 per year (after that greedy old government has taken its 44 percent). And yes indeed, your career will likely be comparatively short, and so when it’s all over, you will have earned — what, perhaps a lousy $5-$10 million, after taxes? My father worked for 53 years, Scot, and in all those years brought home less than you will earn with your initial contract.
RECOVERY COMPLETE FOR BLACK CEMETERY
May 25, 1998
About 120 people turned out for the rededication of a refurbished black cemetery north of Lawrence.
SEA
May 25, 1998
The School of Equestrian Art’s sessions get under way June 17 and 18 at Serenata Farms. SEA will offer six-week sessions at various times Wednesdays and Thursdays. SEA asks participants to pay at least $20 per session. For more information, call (785) 887-6441.
GEORGE MILLERET
May 25, 1998
A Mass of Christian Burial for George Raymond Milleret, 83, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Milleret died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
T ALWAYS WEAR BLACK
May 25, 1998
When my brother-in-law Dick was 7 years old, his older brother Bob took him to a Saturday afternoon cowboy movie. But Bob vowed never to take his sibling to another after Dick stood up in his seat and yelled at the top of his lungs, “Watch out, Roy, that dirty &$#*% these are guys of all colors, sizes and occupations, who innately know the right thing to do and then actually do it, like my banker friend Joe, my labor union buddy Dwayne, my engineer pal George and two others — an attorney friend/confidant and an editor friend/mentor — who have exchanged their white hats for halos. Still, it takes years for me to feel assured that a good guy is as good as I think he is.
FSHS GRADS ARE FIRST CLASS
May 25, 1998
Speaker JaNell Kaleikini reminded her classmates that they were instilled with the heart of a lion at the beginning of their high school years, and were going out on the wings of a firebird.
S PROCEDURE WHEN RESPONDING TO AN ARMED ROBBERY? I WAS AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER TO A FALSE ALARM IN A FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT. WHEN I WALKED OUT OF THE RESTAURANT, I WAS GREETED BY TWO OFFICERS POINTING THE
May 25, 1998
Police officers treat every hold-up alarm as an armed robbery in progress and respond accordingly. It is the responsibility of the merchant to have procedures in place that assure that their employees do not trip false alarms that endanger police, employees, or customers. The Lawrence Police Department cannot profile armed robbers as they come in all sexes, sizes, ages, clothing styles, etc. Thus, all people in the area must be treated with caution. What gives Hallmark Cards the authority to put a pedestrian stoplight out there on North Iowa Street?
TEACHING CAREER HAD EARLY BEGINNINGS
May 25, 1998
Diane Woodworth of Sunset Hill School has relished helping children realize their potential.
VOLUNTEERING TAKES MANY FORMS
May 25, 1998
Volunteering opportunities range from mailing fliers to delivering dinner to shut-ins
LHS CLASS LOOKS TO FUTURE
May 25, 1998
As Dr. Seuss said, “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
ALL YOU EVER NEEDED TO KNOW, HAMM TAUGHT IN KINDERGARTEN
May 25, 1998
Ginger Hamm, who earned induction into the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame, will be handing in her chalk at the end of the school year.
S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES KICKS OFF WITH SINATRA TRIBUTE
May 25, 1998
The Lawrence City Band will open its 1998 season June 3 at the bandstand in South Park. “I think that is going to be the best it’s ever been,” said Robert Foster, the band’s conductor. “There’s some wonderful guest conductors. … All this is for Lawrence, and it’s all free on Wednesdays.”
OREGON KILLINGS
May 25, 1998
To the editor: Back in the 1960s I lived a few minutes’ drive from the site of Thursday’s high school shootings. News reports indicate that with Oregon’s new abortion and assisted suicide laws, it’s now quite legal in Oregon to kill babies and the elderly. If so, how can its citizens object to the killing of teen-agers?
DISMISSALS
May 25, 1998
Sherri Riedemann and baby boy, Lawrence. Births
WOMAN REPORTS RAPE IN APARTMENT
May 25, 1998
A 24-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped by an acquaintance between 11 p.m. and 11:22 p.m. May 16 in an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Westbrooke. The incident was reported to police immediately. Police made the report public Sunday night.
OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE DROWNING
May 25, 1998
Leavenworth County officials on Sunday night were investigating a possible drowning at Sarcoxie Lake near Linwood. However, few details were being released because officials were still at the scene late Sunday night, a sheriff’s dispatcher said.
VOLUNTEER MAKES CONNECTIONS IN GROUP
May 25, 1998
Donna Flory volunteers as a group facilitator for a local cancer support group.
PROUD PARTICIPANT
May 25, 1998
To the editor: Last June I went to my old home town of Clearwater, Kan., and witnessed my first Relay for Life. This town of around 2,000 people raised close to $75,000. My three young children, as well as their grandparents, had a wonderful time at various entertainment and fund-raising events. The luminaries lighting ceremony was so moving that I took a memorial lap around the football field and read the luminaries honoring survivors and victims of cancer including some of my family, acquaintances, and friends.
VETERAN POLICE OFFICER CHANGES HIS BEAT
May 25, 1998
Jim Winn has returned home to Oklahoma after serving 20 years as a patrol officer with the Lawrence Police Department.
S PAYNE KNOWN FOR HELPING STUDENTS GAIN
May 25, 1998
Daphne Payne has brought love and a love for learning to her first-grade students.
STERILE PLANTS BREED DISPUTE
May 25, 1998
The technique would protect agribusiness’s profits but would harm farmers who would be forced to buy seed every year.
WAVE GOOD-BYE
May 25, 1998
Several employees of Lawrence public schools will be retiring this year. They include: Sue Beal, Pinckney
5-25-98
May 25, 1998
Lawrence High’s list of qualifiers for this weekend’s Class 6A track and field state meet in Wichita has increased by five. The top three placers at Friday’s regionals and the two best fourth-place finishers from the four regionals qualify for the state meet.
WEB OFFERS E-MAIL ADVANTAGES
May 25, 1998
I’m a bit confused. Why would anyone use Web-based e-mail. If a person has access to the Web, they would have an e-mail account, right? At first glance, I was also puzzled. Generally if you have an Internet connection, you have access to an e-mail account. However, Web-based e-mail has some very popular uses. For one, Web-based e-mail allows you to access your e-mail from anywhere: home, work, or school. These types of accounts are great for travelers.
THE FOLLOWING INCORPORATIONS WERE FILED RECENTLY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
May 25, 1998
Compuchild of Eastern Kansas Institute, 3221 Riverview Road. D & M Squared Inc., 712 Maine St.
DOES MONEY GENERATED BY THE IMAGINATION WORKSHOP GO TO KANU?
May 25, 1998
The nationally syndicated, award-winning Imagination Workshop is funded by donations, ticket sales and by National Public Radio, Kansas University officials said. This combination of funding allows Imagination Workshop to cover its expenses, which include reimbursement to KANU for time and materials used in the show’s production.
WHAT GIVES HALLMARK CARDS THE AUTHORITY TO PUT A PEDESTRIAN STOPLIGHT OUT THERE ON NORTH IOWA STREET?
May 25, 1998
Hallmark Cards received permission from the Lawrence City Commission as part of the company’s site plan process for parking lot improvements and temporary use of city property on the west side of North Iowa, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.
FSHS STUDENTS PICK EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
May 25, 1998
She wasn’t graduating Sunday, but for Free State High School teacher Patti Bailey the occasion was a first for her as well. Bailey received the 1998 Educator of the Year award; she was one of 13 teachers nominated by Free State students.
CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE
May 25, 1998
In celebration of Older Americans Month, there will be a conference from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Lawrence Holidome. The focus of the two-hour session will be a new concept of providing individualized care called “person-centered care.” The idea is to help nursing facility staff and family members learn how effectively to adapt their care to the individual needs of residents.
PHILLIP CLINE
May 25, 1998
Services for Phillip G. “J.R.” Cline Jr., 21, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Cline died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, following a one-car automobile accident west of McLouth.
THRIL
May 25, 1998
Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence’s six-week sessions meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays for children and at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for adults at Serenata Farms. Cost is $20 per session. Scholarships are available. A physician must OK involvement in the program, and a therapist screens each participant to make sure riding won’t be physically damaging. The same is true of the SEA program. THRIL also offers hippotherapy, a specialty within therapeutic riding.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
May 25, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A men’s mountain bike valued on a police report at $1,300 was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:15 a.m. Friday from the 4100 block of Harvard.
EDUCATION FAILURE?
May 25, 1998
The apparent need to bring more skilled workers to the United States from other countries doesn’t speak well for the American education system. What does it say about the American education system or the priority Americans place on education when U.S. House and Senate committees approve similar bills to let additional thousands of skilled foreign workers come to the United States to fill job vacancies here.
REGENTS DILEMMA
May 25, 1998
With efforts under way to abolish the Kansas Board of Regents, the board may have a difficult time recruiting a new executive director. Chances are, members of the Kansas Board of Regents will have a challenging task in filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Stephen Jordan as the board’s executive director.
IN 1898
May 25, 1998
On May 25, 1898, the Lawrence World noting reconciliation among Civil War enemies stated: “There is no howl now when it is proposed to return rebel flags. Times have changed of recent years and those old flags are only curiosities. The south is just as loyal as the north.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
STORAGE FOR CEMETERY MOWERS
May 25, 1998
A rural Lecompton Boy Scout has completed a project that will not only help him earn Eagle Scout status, but will help preserve a restored cemetery. “I think it’s kind of nice,” said Jacob Ross, 14, who built a new garage to store mowers and other landscaping equipment at Lakeview-Crowder-Lewis Cemetery.