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AUTO REPAIR CENTER REPORTS BURGLARIES
October 10, 1998
Burglars targeted an East Lawrence auto repair business, breaking into six vehicles this week. When employees at Don’s Auto Center, 920 E. 11th, got to work Monday morning, they found someone had cut through the chain link fence on their lot. Three of the cars had broken windows but nothing stolen inside. Stereo equipment, a car phone and a television were taken from the others.
IS ANYONE LISTENING?
October 10, 1998
The candidates for Kansas governor are taking the high road and talking about issues. But will anyone hear what they’re saying? When Democrat Tom Sawyer visited the Journal-World earlier this week, he noted how glad he was that he and Gov. Bill Graves had been able to keep the Kansas governor’s campaign focused on issues, rather than lapsing into personal attacks.
HOSPITAL REPORT
October 10, 1998
Dismissals Michele Milburn and baby girl, Lawrence.
LYING AND GOVERNING
October 10, 1998
The comments of President Clinton about Yugoslavia’s Milosevic sound another note of concern about the president’s ability to lead. Here’s another note of concern about the status of scandal-ridden President Bill Clinton in matters of state.
WHEN WILL THE CITY INSTALL TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT WAKARUSA DRIVE AND HARVARD ROAD? DOES ANYONE NEED TO GET KILLED BEFORE SOMETHING GOES IN?
October 10, 1998
City Manager Mike Wildgen provided the following information: * The intersection is No. 8 on the city’s priority list for traffic signals.
BERNICE RICE SMITH
October 10, 1998
Services for Bernice Rice Smith, 84, Tulsa, Okla., are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Tulsa.
BANK BOUNCES EXPANSION PLANS
October 10, 1998
Mercantile is re-evaluating its banking operations in the northeast Kansas, including plans to expand in Lawrence.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 10, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A car was reported broken into between midnight and 1:40 a.m. Tuesday outside a bar in the 500 block of North Ninth. With damage to passenger side window and a compact disc player, 63 stolen compact discs and other lost or stolen items, the loss was estimated at $1,995.
SAFETY
October 10, 1998
Car Safety for Women is the topic of a presentation by AAA of Kansas, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burge Union on the Kansas University campus. The presentation, which will explore the fundamentals of car and personal safety, will cover rules of the road, ways to cope with road rage, weather-related driving issues and other topics dealing with women and driving.
AUCTION PROCEEDS GO TO THE DOGSAND CATS
October 10, 1998
You can bid on a walking stick with a fish on top of it or a charcoal drawing of a dog. There will be squirrel feeders and a basket of pet grooming products, along with more than 200 other items. The fourth annual Lawrence Humane Society auction, Pawsible Dream, will feature 208 items for sale to the highest bidder, all to benefit the shelter.
CORRECTION
October 10, 1998
A story in Friday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported the name of the director of The Shelter. She is Judy Culley.
RECYCLING APPLICATIONS
October 10, 1998
The city has three openings on its Recycling and Resource Conservation Advisory Board. Mayor Marty Kennedy will make appointments to the board. Letters of interest detailing applicants’ experience, background and reason for wanting to be involved should be mailed to:
KANSAS RIVER USAGE TOPIC OF FORUM
October 10, 1998
Charles Benjamin will present a film and discussion on usage of the Kansas River at the University Forum at noon Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. The forum will cover the river’s ecology, dredging, recreation and related issues.
LANDMARK TAVERN UP FOR SALE
October 10, 1998
Increased competition and tougher liquor law enforcement has the owners of Johnny’s Tavern thinking of abandoning the site where it all started.
1861 FLAG-RAISING A VALID METAPHOR
October 10, 1998
“To the Stars Through Difficulty” might well have described Kansas’ attempts to affix her star to the Union flag.
KANSAS AT CROSSROADS OF CONTRASTING WINTER WEATHER FORECASTS
October 10, 1998
Kansas may be drier and warmer than usual during the next six months, according to the National Climate Prediction Center.
SCRUTINY
October 10, 1998
Education officials offered criticism to the way foster care children are shuffled through the school system across the state.
VANCIL SERVICES
October 10, 1998
Memorial services for Harold T. Vancil, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. Mr. Vancil donated his body to the Kansas University Medical Center for research.
EARLY POLITICIANS LEFT MARK ON STATE
October 10, 1998
Early-day Kansans Jim Lane and Charles Robinson left the state with a legacy of conflict.
VERYL JANE HARRIS
October 10, 1998
Services for Veryl Jane Harris, 80, Lenexa, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Merriam Christian Church. Burial will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
CALLING ALL DOGS!
October 10, 1998
The deadline for nominations for the 44th annual Reward Dog Hero of the Year Award is approaching. The Dog Hero of the Year Award, sponsored by Heinz Pet Products and the American Veterinary Medical Assn., has honored heroic dogs since the first award was announced in 1954. The winners have saved more than 50 lives.
FARM INCOME AT LOWEST IN DECADE
October 10, 1998
Wheat farmers will receive the lowest prices for their crops in 11 years, the government said Friday.
POSITION WITH LOGO
October 10, 1998
The U.S. Department of Labor wants to make sure there is no sweatshop labor in collegiate sweatshirts. The Labor Department and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History sponsored “No Sweat University: Labor Standards and Codes of Conduct,” a forum for the collegiate trademark industry, Tuesday in Washington D.C. Kansas University was among the dozens of colleges and universities invited to the one-day meeting on creating a national code of conduct for factories that make collegiate-logo products.
ARMED THREAT REPORT LANDS TWO IN JAIL
October 10, 1998
Two brothers were arrested Friday after an argument in a bar and allegedly brandishing a handgun. The men got into an argument with the bartender at Harbour Lights, 1031 Mass., Friday evening. The suspects left after reportedly threatening to come back with a gun.
SUMNER SERVICES
October 10, 1998
Services for Rodney Wayne Sumner, 53, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Sumner died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
IS THERE FREE INSURANCE OFFERED BY SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ARE LOW INCOME AND, IF SO, WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE MADE AVAILABLE?
October 10, 1998
Julie Boyle, the Lawrence school district’s administrative assistant in communications, provided this answer: “No. However, the district does contract with a provider of student accident insurance, which is made available at a low cost to families who do not carry major medical coverage. Students who participate in athletics are required to be covered by accident insurance.”
USEFUL INTERACTION
October 10, 1998
City, county and school officials working closely together can only benefit local taxpayers. The three governmental units that cover Lawrence do not operate in a vacuum.
PETS NEED LOVE AND ATTENTION, BUT SOMETIMES THEY ALSO NEED MEDICAL CARE, SOME OF WHICH CAN BE HANDLED AT HOME, SOME OF WHICH MAY REQUIREVETERINARIAN.
October 10, 1998
Taking care of a sick or injured dog or cat requires a combination of common sense, knowing how animals are different from people and knowing when the problem requires the attention of a veterinarian. Lawrence veterinarian Linda Niedbalski said people should be cautious about doctoring their pets.
MICHAEL A. DARDIS
October 10, 1998
Services for Michael A. Dardis, 77, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Dardis died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
GETS PROBATION TERM
October 10, 1998
A Eudora man received three years probation Friday for being a “middle man” in a marijuana dealing operation. During Andrew Riegel’s court appearance before District Judge Jack Murphy, Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Dan Dunbar said Riegel was a “middle man” arrested for selling “minor amounts” of marijuana.
OFFICIALS DOUBT CLAIM OF VICIOUS ACT
October 10, 1998
Forgive Lawrence police officers if they don’t follow a lead on the recent windshield smashing at Haskell Indian Nations University. Security officers working for the university told police they saw William Dennis Parker, a 22-year-old Haskell student, throw something through the windshield of their 1996 Ford Bronco at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. When they apprehended Parker, he claimed someone else broke the windshield.
REGARDING THE FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING
October 10, 1998
Last year the floats were driven around the track because the homecoming game started earlier, according to Lisa Boyd, FSHS assistant principal. “We had no plans from the very beginning (this year) to do that because of the time element,” she said. “The band was going to be on the field at 6:35 p.m.”
EDWARDS
October 10, 1998
Services for Frank George “Babe” Edwards, 92, Holton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holton Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998 at the Granvillas Retirement Center, Holton.
HELP BEGINS AT HOME
October 10, 1998
To be prepared for injuries or illness in dogs, veterinarian Tamara Shearer, author of Emergency First Aid For Your Dog, recommends choosing a transportable box about shoe-box size and preferably with a handle. The box should be durable and water-resistant and nonlocking. Label the outside of the box “Dog First Aid” and store the box in plain view. Here are some of the items Shearer recommends including in the box: 2 rolls of 3-inch gauze bandage, 12 3-inch by 3-inch gauze sponges, nonstick adhesive tape, nonstick bandages, antibiotic ointment, such as Polysporin, saline solution, same as used for contact lens care, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, eyedropper or dosage syringe, tweezers, scissors, muzzle (preferably nylon) and emergency phone number information of veterinarians and animal poison control.
DCSS OFFERS COMPUTER CLASSES
October 10, 1998
Douglas County Senior Services (DCSS) is offering a variety of computer classes this month and in November. Classes are open to anyone 55 years or older. Classes include Continuing “Works,” “Getting Hooked” to the Internet, Windows 95 and Creating Holiday Greetings.
FOLK SINGER GETS FOLKS TO JOIN IN
October 10, 1998
Folk singer-songwriter Christine Lavin isn’t the type of singer who stands on stage and sings at her audience. If you go to her show, you participate — by singing along, by laughing at her refreshing lyrics, by watching her fingers pick the guitar strings and by listening to her melodious voice.
PERILS IN THE AIR
October 10, 1998
Will troubles on airline flights lead to “shotgun” riders, that will further boost the costs for passengers? There are many perils involved with travel by airplane, the ultimate, of course, being hijackings and fatal crashes. But as air travel becomes more common and more hurried people with bad attitudes get involved, there are other difficulties in our growing age of uncivility.
S PAPERS BECOME PART OF KU COLLECTION
October 10, 1998
A small-town Kansas girl who grew up to become a pioneer for women in higher education and corporate America has donated her extensive collection of papers to Kansas University’s libraries. An exhibit about the life of Jamestown native Martha Peterson will open with a reception from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library on the KU campus. The event is open to the public.
DCSS OFFERS COMPUTER CLASSES
October 10, 1998
Douglas County Senior Services is offering a variety of computer classes this month and in November. Classes are open to anyone age 55 or older. Classes include Continuing “Works,” “Getting Hooked” to the Internet, Windows 95 and Creating Holiday Greetings.
BONNIE LOIS FLOWERS
October 10, 1998
Graveside services for Bonnie Lois Flowers, 79, Eudora, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Washington Cemetery, Lenapah. Mrs. Flowers died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Eudora Nursing Center.
S ANNUAL BICYCLE RIDE, IS ON THE HORIZON.
October 10, 1998
Organizers of this year’s Octoginta bicycle ride are hoping participants have short memories and won’t recall the rain and wind that threatened to make last year’s event more about paddling than peddling. “We had horizontal rain with a little inland hurricane,” said Jim Turner, president of the Lawrence Bicycle Club, which sponsors the annual ride. “This year’s weather has got to be better, because I don’t think it could get any worse.”
ALLIEDSIGNAL PRESSES HOSTILE BID
October 10, 1998
AlliedSignal Chairman Lawrence Bossidy thinks there’s room for optimism after losing a round in court.
IMPEACHMENT NEEDED
October 10, 1998
To the editor: All gangsters and most politicians, capitalists, entrepreneurs, socialists and communists believe America is about money. Or put more bluntly, America is about power. I disagree.
S CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON CHILD ABUSE
October 10, 1998
Childcare professionals and volunteers will attend a Topeka conference this month to learn about children’s issues and get their “batteries charged” in the fight against child abuse.
BERNICE R. SMITH
October 10, 1998
Graveside services for Bernice Rice Smith, 84, Tulsa, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Tulsa.
DOROTHY YBARRA
October 10, 1998
Services for Dorothy Ybarra, 68, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Ybarra died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER TO SPEAK AT KU
October 10, 1998
Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and renowned author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Kansas Union Ballroom at Kansas University. Bissinger is the author of “Friday Night Lights,” which spent 15 weeks at the top of The New York Times reading list.