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FACING A CHARGE OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY, A LAWRENCE HIGH STUDENT LEFT HIS MONDAY MORNING COURT APPEARANCE IN QUITEHURRY.
September 15, 1998
A 17-year-old Lawrence High School student who now faces a trial in a recent parking lot beating escaped from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies Monday morning and disappeared into East Lawrence. As of early Monday afternoon, authorities were still searching for Malcomb K. Lee, who was in court for a detention hearing on the first floor of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building, 1111 E. 11th.
SENATE CAMPAIGN COMING TO LAWRENCE
September 15, 1998
The Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate will speak Thursday in Lawrence. Paul Feleciano is set to speak at a noon luncheon at the Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts.
COMMITTEE TARGETS JUVENILE CRIME ISSUES
September 15, 1998
The number of juvenile offender cases filed in court has more than doubled in Douglas County in the last 10 years.
MOLINE SERVICES
September 15, 1998
Services for Joetta Hayes Moline, 66, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holiday Hills Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Moline died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
RAILFANS WEEKEND SLATED IN BALDWIN
September 15, 1998
Hour-long historic train excursions will regularly depart Baldwin’s Santa Fe Depot on Saturday and Sunday as part of Midland Railway’s annual Railfans Weekend. A variety of excursion train rides aboard classic railroad equipment dating from the late 19th century will be featured as part of the festivities, which also will include a special appearance by former Harvey House waitresses in period dress.
SENIOR OLYMPIAN GOING STRONG
September 15, 1998
Senior Olympian Scotty Harjo isn’t slowing at the age of 70. “I’m a young pup compared to some of the athletes,” said Harjo, now retired, a former Haskell residence hall director and longtime Lawrence resident.
FORUM GIVES A TASTE OF COUNTRY LIVING
September 15, 1998
A rural home fair draws a few dozen people interested in learning more about the pros and cons of country life.
WORD FROM ABROAD
September 15, 1998
To the editor: I just received a fax from friends in Scotland. If you’re interested in what they say about our president, here is an excerpt:
RETAIL SALES GROWTH SURGES
September 15, 1998
Retail sales in Douglas County and Lawrence boomed ahead during July, according to new state reports. Sales in surrounding counties also increased.
PERRY-LECOMPTON ENROLLMENT DOWN
September 15, 1998
Enrollment is down in the Perry-Lecompton school district this year, according to a preliminary count, the school board learned Monday night. The head count this year was 1,083, down from 1,129 students last year.
OSKALOOSA SCHOOLS TO HOLD SALE TO CLEAR EQUIPMENT
September 15, 1998
The Oskaloosa school board on Monday night decided it wants to try to sell about 100 light fixtures, old desks, tables, cabinets and other surplus furniture. Many of the items came from the elementary school when it was renovated this summer, said Supt. James White.
MILLER SERVICES
September 15, 1998
Services for Glen B. Miller, 73, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Miller died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in rural Douglas County.
SENIOR SERVICES SCHEDULES MEETING
September 15, 1998
Douglas County Senior Services board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The date of the meeting, which is open to the public, has been changed from the regularly scheduled date.
KROGER CHIEF SAYS FIRM ON MERGER TRAIL
September 15, 1998
A recent memo from chairman Joseph Pichler to employees indicates Kroger is still looking for merger partners.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN LIVE IN ONE HOUSE, WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO EACH OTHER, IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD? ALSO, IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, CAN ONE HAVE A ROOMING HOUSE, WHERE THERE ARE JUST ROOMS F
September 15, 1998
David Corliss, the city’s director of legal services, provided the following answer: “For property zoned with a single family residential zoning designation (such as RS-2, the most common single family zoning), a `family’ — as defined in the zoning code — may reside in a residence.
ERIC RAY HARRIS
September 15, 1998
Services for Eric Ray Harris, 23, Wellsville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wellsville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Harris died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in rural Wellsville.
AUTHORITIES JAIL SUSPECT IN FATAL OTTAWA ACCIDENT
September 15, 1998
The driver in a fatal hit-and-run late Saturday outside Ottawa likely will face a first appearance in Franklin County court today.
REPORTS
September 15, 1998
* Douglas County sheriff’s officers are investigating an incident of arson and criminal damage in which a Styrofoam cooler and concrete floor at the construction site of the new jail were damaged. The incident occurred between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday at 3601 E. 25th. Damage was listed on a sheriff’s report at $1,505. Injury accidents
HELEN IRENE MESSER
September 15, 1998
Services for Helen Irene Messer, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Mrs. Messer died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Great Plains Rehabilitation, Olathe.
PROUD REPUTATION
September 15, 1998
Baker University is a real asset to the academic community in Douglas County. Last Thursday, Baker University, the oldest university in Kansas, formally opened its 1998-99 school year. Chartered in 1858, Baker has compiled an excellent academic record and is probably stronger today than at any time in its proud history.
KINDERGARTNERS PUT GLITCH IN BALDWIN ENROLLMENT
September 15, 1998
Although the preliminary head count is only down three students, enrollment at the Baldwin school district is down significantly for state funding purposes, Supt. John Nuspl said Monday night. The number of students is down from 1,302 last year to 1,299 this year, according to a preliminary enrollment total announced at Monday’s school board meeting, he said.
IN 1898
September 15, 1998
On Sept. 15, 1898, the headlines in the Lawrence World stated: “THE CARNIVAL — This Evening the Town Belongs to the Fun Makers.” The World noted: “The parade will form at 7:30 and it will be one well worth seeing. The people who want to participate in the carnival will be out in the streets while those who simply want to be spectators will be on the sidewalks. There will not be any attempt to make merry with those on the sidewalk…At 9:30 the fire works on the river will take place. At 10:30 fire works on the street. A general good time.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
HOW MANY PLATE APPEARANCES DID BABE RUTH, ROGER MARIS AND MARK MCGWIRE HAVE WHEN THEY HIT THEIR 60TH, 61ST OR 62ND HOME RUNS RESPECTIVELY?
September 15, 1998
Elias Sports Bureau Inc. of New York City is the official statistics service of major league baseball. An Elias spokesman said plate-appearance information was not available. However, Ruth hit his 60th home run in his 536th at-bat of the 1927 season and Maris hit his 61st in his 588th at-bat in 1961. McGwire hit his 62nd home run in his 451st at-bat. Sammy Sosa, incidentally, hit No. 62 in his 589th at-bat. Going into Monday night’s games, McGwire had drawn 152 walks and Sosa had 68 bases on balls. How many people can live in one house, who are not related to each other, in a residential neighborhood? Also, in a residential neighborhood, can one have a rooming house, where there are just rooms for rent?
HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION RESULTS
September 15, 1998
High School Results Topeka Quadrangular at Topeka Robinson Middle School
OTTAWA SCHOOLS APPROVE CURRICULUM CHANGES POLICY
September 15, 1998
The Ottawa school board on Monday approved a new policy for adding a new class subject or extracurricular program in the schools. Under the new policy, supporters of a new subject or activity must submit their proposal to the school board by its first meeting in August, board president Cheryl Sylvester said.
LHS, FSHS WELCOME GERMAN VISITORS
September 15, 1998
Sister city high school students start a six-week stint in Lawrence schools.
IN ROUGH
September 15, 1998
One grower estimates his yield at $14,000 an acre. That’s from two to seven times better than tobacco. Hillsborough, N.C. (ap) — The Perigord truffle has a long, rarefied history. The ancient Romans considered it an aphrodisiac. Gourmands through the ages have swooned over its flavor-enhancing powers. Hoity-toity restaurants and gourmet shops wouldn’t be caught dead without the pricey fungus.
S FOOTBALL TEAM HAS BEEN SCORING IN BUNCHES AND ON BIG PLAYS THIS YEAR.
September 15, 1998
After two games this season, Free State High’s football team already has outscored last year’s squad, 73-62. Not only are the Firebirds — ranked first in the Sunflower League in scoring and second in total offense — scoring an abundance of points, but also are scoring those points with big plays.
SENIOR SERVICES SCHEDULES MEETING
September 15, 1998
Douglas County Senior Services board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The date of the meeting, which is open to the public, has been changed from the regularly scheduled date.
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL
September 15, 1998
Conditions on West Sixth Street undoubtedly have created more work for local vehicle repair shops. Local businesses specializing in repairing or replacing shock absorbers, mufflers, hub caps, tailpipes, wheel rims and other such automobile and truck parts should be thanking Lawrence officials for delivering quite a bit of business recently. There must be hundreds of vehicles that have had their alignment altered by treacherous streets in Lawrence.
BICYCLIST RESPONDS
September 15, 1998
To the editor: In response to Ralph Reed’s letter of Sept. 8 about bicyclists, I ask: Ralph, are you qualified to comment on the subject of “dangerous cyclists” in Lawrence? I wonder how much time you spend on a bicycle. From your letter, it is safe to assume not much.
DEFENSE DESPITE SUFFERING A 30-0 LOSS TO MANHATTAN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME LHS HAD BEEN BLANKED SINCE THE 1994 CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
September 15, 1998
Video from Lawrence High’s 30-0 football loss to Manhattan on Friday won’t be added to the LHS archives. Manhattan disassembled the Lions, limiting Lawrence to a paltry 39 yards total offense — 24 yards rushing and 15 yards passing.
KU RESEARCH TAKES ON PROBLEM CHILDREN
September 15, 1998
Working with a Kansas City middle school and several national universities, a team of KU researchers is searching for positive solutions to behavior problems in classrooms.
FREEDOM SHORT-LIVED FOR TEEN
September 15, 1998
A Lawrence High student facing an aggravated battery charge left his Monday court appearance in quite a hurry, only to be captured three hours later.
REUNION LOOMS FOR HASKELL FASTPITCH
September 15, 1998
Scotty Harjo is busy trying to track down all former Haskell softball players for a reunion next summer.
CLINTON SERVICES
September 15, 1998
Services for Dr. Dale Leonard Clinton, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at All Souls Unitarian Church, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Clinton died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, where he had been since a motorcycle accident in July.
ROTARY HONORS KLWN FOUNDER
September 15, 1998
A man who made his voice heard for generations in Lawrence is honored by Noon Rotary Club for his service to the community.
RAINFALL BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR FARMERS
September 15, 1998
Sunday’s rain, while beneficial to late-planted crops, also contributed to several dozen accidents in the area.
S MISSOURI GAME, AND HE VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE OVER SOME OF THE MU FAITHFULTOO.
September 15, 1998
Terry Allen’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. First, he lashed out at the officials working Saturday’s Border War football showdown between Kansas and Missouri, and on Monday all but dared the powers-that-be in the Big 12 to give him a ring.
KU GOLF IN 14TH PLACE
September 15, 1998
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed 14 out of 15 teams after one round of the Chip-N-Club Tournament. KU junior Susan Tessary shot 80 on the par-71 course and is tied for 38th entering the second round. Other KU results include Jill Simpson, 81, 44th place; Ashely Bishop, 83, 58th place; Jaci Weber, 84, 64th place; Carrie Padden, 86, 70th place. Lions’ Marden 2-1
OBITUARIES JAKE WAYNE LATHROM
September 15, 1998
Private services for Jake Wayne Lathrom, infant son of Brent Wayne Lathrom and Lynell Sue Barnes, will be announced. Jake died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was born earlier in the day.
SEVERANCE TAX CRITIC
September 15, 1998
To the editor: As a geologist in the oil industry, I feel compelled to inform you of some facts concerning the oil severance tax. It is a unique, regressive tax on a single industry that takes from our gross revenues before we pay tax on the profits. There is no other industry taxed in this manner.
FARMERS LAG IN PLANTING WHEAT CROP
September 15, 1998
Corn harvest continues ahead of its usual pace, but little progress was made in wheat seeding last week, the state said Monday. According to the weekly crops and weather report issued by Kansas Agricultural Statistics, 21 percent of the state’s corn crop was harvested by Sunday, up from just 6 percent a year ago and the average of 9 percent.
COMMERCIALIZED KU
September 15, 1998
To the editor: I tried, but I just couldn’t let this one go by. The article in Thursday’s Journal-World describing David Katzman’s and others’ criticism of the “creeping commercialism” overtaking their university is trying my patience. Perhaps someone from outside the hallowed halls should point out a misconception: Mr. Katzman and other faculty are not toga-clad senators in some democratic gathering “for genuine dialogue and discussion.” They are employees of the taxpayers of Kansas. As one of their many employers, I would suggest that there are many more deserving targets of protest (such as Bill Clinton’s despicable behavior).