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DISMISSALS
October 26, 1998
Lori Ridgway and baby boy, McLouth. Florence Laducer and baby girl, Lawrence.
TRAINING FIRES UP VOLUNTEERS
October 26, 1998
About a dozen volunteer firefighters took part in training that included rescuing a dummy and burning a mobile home north of Perry.
RE THE FALL GUYS
October 26, 1998
Anyone noticed how marvelous an autumn period we have been blessed with of late? How many times this year have you complained about the local weather, that dad-ratted Kansas weather we hear discussed so often and so derisively? And in this category, we are our own worst enemies.
JAPANESE TEACHER VISITS CENTRAL CLASSES
October 26, 1998
Miho Nakanishi, a teacher of English at Kasugano Junior High in Hiratsuka, Japan, was a recent guest in the English and geography classes of Kathy von Ende. Miss Nakanishi prepared lessons to teach students Japanese phrases for greeting each other. Students learned to introduce themselves to others with a slight bow in the proper Japanese manner. She also brought a video that she and her student Emi made to introduce the Japanese daily school life to Central students who noted as many similarities as differences. Miss Nakanishi was here as an exchange teacher with the sister cities program. Two Central teachers traveled to China last summer for a conference on professional development school, thanks to the sponsorship of the Kansas University Department of Education and Dean Karen Gallagher. Charlotte Anderson and Kathy von Ende, along with 55 other U.S. educators, met with 170 Chinese educators at the second annual China-U.S. Conference on Education in Beijing. Following four days of meetings, complete with interpreters, banquets and making new friends, the tourists saw the sights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and, of course, they climbed a section of the Great Wall. Ms. von Ende also spent one week prior to the conference visiting Shanghai, Guilin and Xian (where the terra cotta warriors were discovered). It is hoped that exchange programs may be worked out with educators from this program.
BERT NASH CELEBRATES PIONEERING SPIRITS
October 26, 1998
About 380 people attended the 13th annual Pioneer Celebration hosted by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
October 26, 1998
John D. Cooper, 36, East Haven, Conn., and Julia D. Wulfkuhle, 32, Shrewsbury, Mass. Jimmy Earl Forbes Jr., 26, Lawrence, and Rosalynda Marie Uy, 27, Lawrence.
PELATHE CENTER PUTS YOUTHS TO WORK
October 26, 1998
Ten Lawrence youths will have after-school and weekend jobs, thanks to a new youth employment program grant received by the Pelathe Community Resource Center. The $15,000 grant is for the Pelathe center’s Neighborhood Improvement Youth Employment Act. The project is funded by the Kansas Department of Human Resources and is designed to place at-risk teens in meaningful jobs. The grant will go entirely toward salaries for participating youths.
(NO HEADLINE)
October 26, 1998
Why do they keep putting up ragged American flags in front of city hall? “`Ragged’ American flags are not put up at city hall,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “They are replaced on a regular schedule.”
PLANNING AGENDA
October 26, 1998
The 122 acres “clearly” are located within the urban growth area of Lawrence, planning staffers said. It’s not a matter of whether it should be developed, but when. “In staff’s opinion, this request is premature and represents `leapfrog’ development,” planners said, in their staff report to commissioners. “Staff recommends that the request not be considered until additional information is provided to support the timeliness of the request from both a city and property owner perspective. …
PLANNING AGENDA
October 26, 1998
Planning commissioners will get a look at the groundwork for a 122-acres development at what is sure to be one of the busiest intersections in town: Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. Commissioners are scheduled to consider requests to annex and rezone 122 acres of rural property at the southeast corner of the intersection for a variety of single-family, multiple-family, residence-office and planned-commercial developments. Specific requests are listed in the agenda. The requests had been scheduled to be reviewed last month by commissioners, but were deferred. The property’s owner is Diamondhead Limited Partnership.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1998
Where can I write to the actor Hugh Grant? Write to the actor in care of Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212.
JACK WILLIAM SEYLER
October 26, 1998
Services for Jack William Seyler, 68, Wellsville, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Seyler died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at his home.
NORTHWESTERN PROFESSOR TO GIVE LECTURE AT KU
October 26, 1998
Northwestern University professor Derrick Darby will give a lecture titled “Are Worlds Without Rights Morally Impoverished?” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in 4035 Wescoe Hall at Kansas University. Darby’s research areas include ethics, political and legal philosophy. He was written several paper on rights.
ORCHESTRA STUDENTS ATTEND WORKSHOP
October 26, 1998
Lawrence High School orchestra students Lucy Basow and Jo Kim participated in a string festival workshop on Oct. 9 at Wichita State University. They rehearsed with Dr. Davison, WSU Orchestra professor, and attended a violin master class.
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October 26, 1998
Kansas University Endowment Association trustees attending the 107th annual trustees meeting were: P.J. Adam, Kansas City, Mo.; Kenneth Adams, Bartlesville, Okla.; Dana Anderson, Santa Monica, Calif.; Polly Roth Bales, Logan; Anderson Chandler, Topeka; Richard Cray, Mission; John Dicus, Topeka; David Dillon, Cincinnati; William Docking, Arkansas City; Robert Driscoll, Mission Woods; R.A. Edwards III, Hutchinson; John Eriksen, Hutchinson; Jordan Haines, Wichita; David Hall, Kansas City; Ellen Jurden Hockaday, Mission Hills; Howard Immel, Iola; Elmer Jackson, Kansas City, Kan.; Drue Jennings, Prairie Village; Robert Long, Leawood; Kathy Loo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Dorothy Lynch, Salina; Dr. Michael McCoy, Topeka; John Mize, Salina; Joe Morris, Overland Park; George Nettles, Pittsburg; Charles Oswald, Edina, Minn.; Marynell Reece, Scandia; E.S. Riss, Shawnee Mission; Scott Ritchie, Wichita; John Robinson Jr., Kansas City; Robert Roth, Larned; Alan Sleeper, Alden; John Stauffer, Topeka; John T. Stewart, Wellington; Dwight Sutherland, Shawnee Mission; Fenton Talbott, Bedford, N.J.; Chester Vanatta, Tucson, Ariz.; Adelaide Ward, Kansas City; and Kurt Watson, Wichita.
BLOOD DRIVES ARE SCHEDULED
October 26, 1998
Kansas Blood Services has announced three upcoming blood drives. Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd St., is holding a blood drive for employees and customers to celebrate Ann Rice’s latest book release, “Armand,” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the book department lobby. To schedule an appointment call Jimmy Strahle, 832-0719.
SOUND OFF
October 26, 1998
Who is the richest person in the world, and who are second, third and fourth? According to Forbes magazine’s annual survey of wealth around the world, the richest man on the planet is Microsoft mogul Bill Gates, with an estimated worth of $51 billion. Second on the Forbes list is the Walton family, of Wal-Mart fame, with a bank account near $48 billion. Third is the Sultan of Brunei, estimated to be worth $36 billion. Fourth is Omaha, Neb., mega-investor Warren Buffett with $33 billion.
CNET HAS ONLINE PRESENCE
October 26, 1998
A year or two ago we took a look at a new cable television program with a computing and networking focus. It was called “CNET Central,” and it’s still around, but the folks at CNET have been busy doing all sorts of other cool things since then, some on television, some online. Today, CNET produces six television programs in all, and they air at various times on both cable and local broadcast television. CNET’s online presence has expanded significantly, as well, including nearly a dozen different Web sites, and a free e-mail service, too.
MEMORY HUNGRY GAMES BITE INTO RAM
October 26, 1998
I was running into a problem using this new game I purchased. It said I didn’t have enough RAM to run it. I purchased more RAM, and the exact same problem occurred. Why didn’t this work? The problem is not the amount of total RAM you have, but the amount of “conventional” RAM you have. Conventional RAM refers to the first megabyte of memory that many games and older software use. Think of it as the number of first class seats on a flight. While there may be plenty of room in coach, those passengers who have to have first class may not be accommodated, regardless of how many seats are on the airplane. Similarly, some programs have to run in conventional memory, frequently this includes software that help your sound and CD-ROM drive to work. Memory-hungry games may want more “seats” in conventional memory than are available.
MOTORCYCLIST PUTS UNIQUE SPIN ON LOBBYING
October 26, 1998
Weasel: The man behind Kansas motorcycle helmet liberty.
SENIOR FORUM
October 26, 1998
High school seniors — many not old enough to vote — will host a comprehensive candidate forum Wednesday in Wellsville.
HWEST JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS DISCUSS BUDGET
October 26, 1998
The 105th Congress isn’t the only group discussing the U.S. budget. Connie Weymeyer’s ninth-grade social studies class has been simulating this legislative task by prioritizing government spending, allocating funds and calculating tax ratios to determine how much tax is needed to finance their budget. The class is currently identifying national problems that could benefit from new laws, writing proposed solutions and drafting letters to senators and representatives to share their concerns and ideas. *
(NO HEADLINE)
October 26, 1998
Where can I write to Ricki Lake? You can write to Lake in care of the William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212.
PLANNING AGENDA
October 26, 1998
* Approve a final plat for Fairview Estates No. 2, a nine-lot county residential plat covering 32 acres at the intersection of North 1062 Road and East 1500 Road. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Norman E. Leary, Ralph E. Leary, Mitchell L. Kelly and Nancy J. Kelly, property owners of record. * Approve a final plat for JMC Subdivision No. 2, an eight-lot residential subdivision covering two acres along the north side of Oak Street, east of North Eighth Street. Submitted by Evans, Bierly, Hutchison & Associates for John M. Chaney, property owner of record.
BOND ISSUE LESSON: TRY AGAIN
October 26, 1998
If the Lawrence school district’s bond issue does not pass Nov. 3, district officials can take a cue from area districts and try again.
MANSON GIVES KILLER SHOW
October 26, 1998
Marilyn Manson. He can pit those who believe in the right to free expression against those who want to influence an individual’s “moral” behavior by just saying he’s coming to town. By the time he arrives, the frenzy is in full swing — and, in an artistic sense, he’s already cashed in. He’s sparked the imagination and encouraged rebellion — the long-held tradition of rock `n’ roll.
FORTUNE SMILES ON ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION
October 26, 1998
The total market value of assets of the KU Endowment Association exceeds $909 million, trustees learned at an annual meeting on Sunday.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
October 26, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A vacuum cleaner valued on a police report at $2,000 was reported stolen between 8:30 a.m. July 10 and 1 p.m. Tuesday from Christian Enterprises, 111 Riverfront Rd.