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THE CITY IS TAKING STEPS TO INCREASE ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS FOR BICYCLISTS, MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS ALIKE. THREE BICYCLISTS HAVE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES SINCE JUNE.
September 20, 1998
Nine-year-old Taylor Worthington was on his way to school one recent morning when he turned from Rockfence Place to go west on Longhorn Drive in northwest Lawrence. The fourth-grader at Deerfield School was gaining speed down a hill on his bicycle when he hit a bump in the street and flew over the handlebars.
GET IN TOUCH
September 20, 1998
Many city staffers are hooked up to e-mail, and sending a message can be as easy as knowing a name. To send a message, type in the person’s first initial, followed by the last name and @ci.lawrence.ks.us.
THE NUMBERS
September 20, 1998
According to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical’s annual report, in 1997 it responded to 7,183 incidents.
T THERE MORE OF THEM?
September 20, 1998
Of the 118 authorized Lawrence police officers, there are four commissioned police officers who are black. One male holds the rank of lieutenant and one female holds the rank of detective. The city of Lawrence is an equal-opportunity employer and the police department seeks to reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the community, Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman, said.
BROAD PALETTE ACCOMPANIES NEUTRAL LOOKS
September 20, 1998
Women are wearing gray accented with color, long and short slit skirts and scarves for the fall.
LATEST EFFORT TRACES PROLIFIC CAREER
September 20, 1998
Internationally acclaimed photographer-musician Gordon Parks says Kansas has remained his “touchstone.” Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective
BALLET DANCERS TO SWING TO BIG BAND SOUND
September 20, 1998
The Miami City Ballet will spice up its classic program with a touch of swing and tango.
S LOOKS CALL ON KHAKIS
September 20, 1998
Men’s looks this fall range from a sweater vest thrown over a T-shirt and khaki pants to a three-piece suit.
S NOVEL SNAGS MOVIE CONTRACT
September 20, 1998
A Lawrence writer’s “conventional shoot-‘em up” has attracted an all-star cast of actors, suggesting Hollywood sees big promise in “Thick As Thieves.”
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
September 20, 1998
JAYHAWK INVITATIONAL
MAYER COLUMN
September 20, 1998
From the dust, din and disorientation of an Allen Fieldhouse undergoing extensive renovation come heartwarming stories about Kansas University’s immediate basketball future. This from people I consider quite qualified to evaluate such things, though I dare not tell you who, legal though they may be. Their advice: Don’t sell the Jayhawks short despite the departure of Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce and Billy Thomas.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 20, 1998
Dismissals Sharon Martin and baby boy, Eudora.
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September 20, 1998
Frustrations have made their way to a Kansas Highway Patrol Web site, where Col. Lonnie McCollum is the target of repeated ridicule.
GARDENING GIFTS
September 20, 1998
Friends and family help supply a garden with the plants they love.
AIKIDO YOSHOKAI OF KANSAS
September 20, 1998
Phone: 542-5007 Meetings: 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th.
BETTY WASHINGTON CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
September 20, 1998
Phone: 842-6697 Meetings: Third Saturdays, locations vary
September 20, 1998
* Proclaim October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and “Business Women’s Month” * Proclaim Oct. 2 “Downtown-KU Big Blue Pep Rally Day.”
JUDGES TO HEAR APPEAL ON SLT
September 20, 1998
Attorneys will argue the South Lawrence Trafficway case before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week in Oklahoma City.
DEMOCRAT WANTS STANDOFF TO END
September 20, 1998
A retired Kansas University professor wants to improve public education as a moderate Democrat on the state Board of Education.
STAFFERS KEEP CITY RUNNING
September 20, 1998
From accountants to water systems engineers, the city’s 635 employees aim to provide high-quality municipal services.
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US AT THE JOURNAL-WORLD
September 20, 1998
The Journal-World carries columns of information every day, informing our readers about events our area. This guide to the Journal-World’s departments and services lists deadlines, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and information that we think will make it easier for you to contact us. So give us a call, send an e-mail or a fax, or drop by our offices at 609 N.H.
HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY EXPANDS ITS FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS.
September 20, 1998
More than 114 years after it was organized as a boarding school for young Indian children, Haskell Indian Nations University has taken giant strides in becoming one of the most important educational institutions for Native American students in the United States. The university, which served as a junior college until the early 1990s, has been approved to offer three more baccalaureate degrees in addition to the elementary education baccalaureate program that has been in place since 1994.
HASKELL FALL CALENDAR
September 20, 1998
* Oct. 3: Three Sisters Festival. * Oct. 8-9: Board of Regents meeting.
WESTERN RESOURCES INC. IS THE PARENT COMPANY OF KPL, WHICH DISTRIBUTES ELECTRICITY TO LAWRENCE AND ELSEWHERE IN NORTHEASTERN KANSAS.
September 20, 1998
KPL has a generation plant near Lawrence that contributes to Western Resources’ total generation capacity of 5,312 megawatts. In 1996, Western Resources produced 23 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company operates about 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines with interconnections to 11 other electric utilities in the central United States.
DIRECTIVES
September 20, 1998
The county administrator says he does what county commissioners ask of him.
GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNGSTERS IN LAWRENCE RUN THE GAMUT.
September 20, 1998
The variety of recreation activities for children in Lawrence is complete enough to include after-school instruction in shibori, which is the Japanese art of textile dyeing. That’s one of the more exotic offering of the Lawrence Arts Center, where a full range of arts activities for children is offered at minimal cost.
TO LEARN MORE
September 20, 1998
For more information about parks or park facilities, call 832-7923. For more information about recreation classes or events, call 832-7930.
AUTUMN FULL OF WARM MEMORIES
September 20, 1998
Autumn seemed to come earlier when I was growing up than today. We’d see the leaves turning in the mountains and foothills in early September. There was a chill in the air on occasion. Certainly, by October, when we were out in the fields topping sugar beets, there might be frost on the ground. It wasn’t at all unusual to sit at football games with our feet in snow or slush. Football seemed part of autumn. I still can’t accept football on hot summer days, and in Kansas we’ve sat at games in the high 90s or even 100s, waiting for the sun to go down behind the press box. Those kids in their hot band uniforms always looked miserable to me.
KUMC BREAKS GROUND FOR HEALTH FACILITY
September 20, 1998
State politicos and KU officials gathered Friday to break ground for the new Kansas University Medical Center Health in Aging Facility, at Rainbow Boulevard and 36th Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. Joining Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Dr. Stephanie Studenski, director of the Center on Aging, were Gov. Bill Graves and former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker.
AFFORDABLE EDUCATION
September 20, 1998
Higher tuition could have a greater impact than qualified admissions in putting a higher education out of the reach of Kansas students. An increase in student aid funds approved Thursday by the Kansas Board of Regents again points out the need for the state to continue its efforts to keep a university education within the financial reach of all Kansas high school graduates.
CASE CAST
September 20, 1998
Plaintiffs in the South Lawrence Trafficway lawsuit are Thomasine Ross, Stanley Ross, Anjanette Bitsie, Pemina Yellowbird, Jason Daniels, the Wetlands Preservation Organization and Kansas University Environs. Defendants in the case are the Federal Highway Administration, David Geiger in his role as division administrator of the agency, Mark Buhler, Tom Taul and Dean Nieder in their roles as Douglas County commissioners, and E. Dean Carlson in his role as Kansas secretary of transportation.
FORUMS PRESENT ROAD MAP TO DEAL WITH YOUTH ISSUES
September 20, 1998
Youth committee members were pleased with the turnout at forums held in Baldwin, Lawrence and Eudora.
S SARAH UNDERWOOD LED THE GIRLS WITH HER 15TH-PLACE FINISH.
September 20, 1998
Many high school cross country runners finished Saturday’s grueling Jayhawk Invitational suffering from either dehydration or heat exhaustion or both. That includes the individual champions — Dana Carne of Omaha (Neb.) North in the boys race and Colleen Winzeler of Blue Valley Northwest in the girls race. Both battled heat, humidity and physical ailments at Rim Rock Farm.
BALANCHINE AND BIG BAND
September 20, 1998
What: Miami City Ballet, featuring “The Four Temperaments,” “Transtangos” and “Supermegatroid.” When: 8 p.m. Thursday.
MEMBERS OF THE LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
September 20, 1998
Members of the Lawrence City Commission: Mayor Marty Kennedy, general manager and a co-owner of Kennedy Glass Inc.
AUTUMN CLUB
September 20, 1998
Leader: Elaine Taylor, 1827 E 1150 Rd., 66049, 843-3727 Membership: Mildred Hoffman, 1421 Kasold, Lawrence
A KANSAS CITY, MO., CONSULTANT WILL SPEND THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS LOOKING AT HOW SEVERAL LAWRENCE STREETS CAN BECOME MORE BICYCLE-FRIENDLY.
September 20, 1998
An engineering firm will take traffic counts, look at on-street parking and study other factors to determine how to make bicycling safer on several streets near Kansas University. The city recently hired TranSystems Corp. to study selected streets in the city for ways to make them more bicycle-friendly.
THE NORTH LAWRENCE FREIGHT TERMINAL IS SITUATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24/59 ABOUT 1/8 MILE NORTH OF TEE PEE JUNCTION. CHURCHILL IS BUYING THE PROPERTY ON CONTRACT FROM REX YOUNGQUIST.
September 20, 1998
The property is zoned light industrial and was developed with an existing freight facility. In other business, commissioners will:
KU MAKES HEFTY CONTRIBUTION TO CITY
September 20, 1998
Every year Kansas University faculty, staff, students and researchers bring millions of dollars to Lawrence.
S MANY PARKS OFFER EXERCISERELAXATION
September 20, 1998
The city’s parks and recreation department is working to stay abreast of a growing population that has diverse interests.
September 20, 1998
A conservative Olathe City Council member wants to add his brand of Republicanism to the state Board of Education.
T LEGAL, AT LEAST NOT IN TOPEKA.
September 20, 1998
According to Section 88a of the Standard Traffic Ordinance For Kansas Cities, it is illegal to park a vehicle with a “for sale” sign in Lawrence, said Sgt. George Wheeler, police spokesman. The vehicle cannot be parked upon any roadway for the principal purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale. It is not illegal to drive a vehicle with a for sale sign in the window as long as it does not obscure the vision of the driver.
5TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE
September 20, 1998
Teams of three will assemble to spell it out Thursday as part of the fifth annual Corporate Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Journal-World. The bee will be at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
KU VOLLEYBALL SPLITS AT JAYHAWK CLASSIC
September 20, 1998
Kansas University split a pair of volleyball matches at the Jayhawk Classic on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. In KU’s opener, junior Amanda Reves and senior Moira Donovan had 15 kills apiece as the Jayhawks smashed Eastern Michigan, 15-4, 15-12, 15-7.
LAWRENCE HIGH SECOND AT WICHITA NORTHWEST
September 20, 1998
Lawrence High won all four of its pool matches before falling to Manhattan, 15-11, 16-14, in the championship of the Wichita Northwest volleyball tournament on Saturday. “We played very well,” LHS head coach Jo Huntsinger said. “There are very few times that I’m proud of taking second but this is one of them.”
SINGER, FORTEPIANIST TO PERFORM HAYDNBEETHOVEN
September 20, 1998
Darlene Wiley, soprano, and Nancy Garrett, fortepianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. Two artists, both faculty members at the University of Texas in Austin, have been performing together since 1995. In addition to her work with Wiley, Garrett also performs duo-fortepiano and four-hand recitals with pianist Penelope Crawford.
NEW CONNECTION EASES ACCESS TO KU COMPUTERS
September 20, 1998
Users of Sunflower Datavision, a Lawrence area cable-based Internet service provider owned by The World Co., now have a more direct route to computer systems at Kansas University, thanks to a recently completed connection between the Sunflower network and the Kansas Research and Education Network. Prior to the KANREN/Sunflower connection, Sunflower users’ data traveled a longer path to KU and other KANREN sites. The new connection shortens that data path considerably, and is expected to provide improved performance for Sunflower users when they connect to KU and other KANREN member institutions’ servers, such as World Wide Web servers.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY SPLIT A PAIR OF VOLLEYBALL MATCHES AT THE JAYHAWK CLASSIC ON SATURDAY AT ALLEN FIELDHOUSE.
September 20, 1998
In KU’s opener, junior Amanda Reves and senior Moira Donovan had 15 kills apiece as the Jayhawks smashed Eastern Michigan, 15-4, 15-12, 15-7. Mary Beth Albrecht chipped in with 10 kills and eight digs, and Laura Rohde added 12 digs and 47 assists for KU.
RESERVE QUARTERBACK JAY ALEXANDER SHOOK OFF THREE YEARS OF RUST SATURDAY NIGHT AS KU POUNDED ILLINOIS STATE ON BAND NIGHT AT MEMORIAL STADIUM.
September 20, 1998
So long had it been since Kansas quarterback Jay Alexander had played in a football game he couldn’t remember the opponent. “It was in the state playoffs. It was Blue Valley North, or maybe Blue Valley, I don’t remember,” Alexander said after making his collegiate debut in Saturday night’s 63-21 fricassee of Illinois State.
T BE READY.
September 20, 1998
If Bud Park’s plan doesn’t work, Jan. 1, 2000, could be a cold, dark day across Kansas. As Year 2000 project office manager for Western Resources Inc., Park has a big job: Making sure every computer and chip in the utility’s system won’t confuse the year 2000 with 1900, causing them to relay faulty information or shut down altogether.
90S, IT IS LIKELY TOM AND RUTH ROBINSON WILL BE THE LAST PROPRIETORS OF TWIN POINTS RESORT.
September 20, 1998
The trend in these north woods is for the old-fashioned and rustic fishing resorts to be razed. Then the land on which the modest and quaint cabins sit are sold to wealthy urbanites who build lavish vacation houses. By doing this, a resort owner can garner an astonishing wad of money, and it is much more money than can be acquired by selling the resort to a new proprietor.
KNOW THE CODE
September 20, 1998
The 14-month transitional dialing period that’s about to end was designed to help phone users become accustomed to a new area code.
IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERS WILL:
September 20, 1998
* Discuss elimination of a county level of appeals on property appraisals. * Meet in executive session to discuss personnel issues.
OBSTACLES REMAIN ON ROAD TO OZ PARK
September 20, 1998
The board will consider a request to remove a 30-foot cross access easement on the north side of a property in North Lawrence. The county earlier approved the site plan for the North Lawrence Freight Terminal with the easement. Cliff Churchill recently asked planning staff about removing the easement.
RULES
September 20, 1998
Lawrence’s five city commissioners, all elected at-large, make decisions that affect the entire Lawrence community.
ALSO FOR CHILDREN
September 20, 1998
Some other groups that offer supervised youth activities are: Douglas County 4-H, 843-7058.
250 MEN AND WOMEN FOCUS ON PUBLIC SAFETY
September 20, 1998
Lawrence public safety agencies employee 118 police officers and 130 firefighters and paramedics.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
September 20, 1998
Phone: 843-7058 Meetings: Times and days vary from group to group. Call for additional information.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
September 20, 1998
Meetings: 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, at the post home, 3408 W. Sixth. Leader: Marianne Middleton, 1609 N. 1650 Rd., Lawrence, 842-9979
IN 1898
September 20, 1998
On Sept. 20, 1898, the Lawrence World had a long editorial titled “The Wages of Sin,” commenting on the occasion of the death of Estelle Osbon of Holton, Kan. In 1894, her father Clint Osbon, having been told by his daughter that Charles Hamble “had wronged her,” killed Hamble. Mr. Osbon having been found guilty was now serving his sentence in the Kansas penitentiary. The World stated: “This paper has always taken the stand that he did right … The wronged girl who was cause of the killing lived a life thereafter more miserable than words can describe … The girl is dead now and the only living witness of the tragedy is spending the years of his life at Lansing. We do not believe that he even regrets the terrible work he did. We believe that he will go on in his life believing that he stood up for fatherhood, the purity of home and the sanctity of fatherhood. Of course there was another way. He could have tried the law. That would have avenged nothing.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
S OWN GOALS, AS ESTABLISHED THIS PAST SPRING
September 20, 1998
“At the heart of the matter are the city’s regulations regarding site planning,” Moody said in a memo to fellow commissioners. “I have had several small business owners express frustration regarding the difficulty and expense of complying with our requirements,” including those regarding landscaping, parking lots and drainage. “In a sense, our requirements are pricing the small business owner out of the market insofar as expansions or redevelopment is concerned.
COMMERCIALIZED KU
September 20, 1998
To the editor: I am glad that someone at Kansas University, other than the students, has noticed and feels somewhat threatened by the increased commercialization of campus. This is seen first in KU’s contract with Coca-Cola and second in the “adoption” of the Smartcard.
DOES LAWRENCE HAVE ANY LAWS OR ORDINANCES THAT COVER THE NOISE OF BARKING DOGS?
September 20, 1998
The city of Lawrence does have a series of ordinances that cover animal control. It is a violation of these ordinances to allow a dog to bark and disturb the repose of neighbors. Anyone with questions concerning animal control ordinances may contact the animal control supervisor between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 832-7560. How many African-American officers are there on the Lawrence police department? Also, how many African-American men are in top command or supervisory positions? Why aren’t there more of them?
HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCLAIM
September 20, 1998
A city-county household hazardous waste program received national acclaim last week. The City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program was given the Program Innovation Award Sept. 15 by the North American Hazardous Material Management Assn. at a national conference in Kansas City, Mo.
PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL
September 20, 1998
Numbers to call for police, fire and ambulance service in Lawrence: All emergencies, including crimes that are about to happen, or are happening; fires; accidents involving injuries; and medical problems: 911.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
September 20, 1998
When the first school bells rang in late August, signaling the beginning of another academic year, approximately 10,000 students headed back to Lawrence public schools. But that left about 450 students who did not join their peers in the public school arena. Instead they elected to pay the price of a private-school education at one of three parochial schools in Douglas County.
3 COMMISSIONERS HANDLE COUNTY ISSUES
September 20, 1998
The Douglas County Commission is the place to go if you have concerns about an issue in the county.
ILLINOIS STATE TROMPED BY KU
September 20, 1998
Illinois State, an NCAA Div. I-AA school, quickly realized Saturday night that the higher-level football programs boast a different breed of players. “The guys are a lot better than I had ever seen,” ISU running back Aveion Cason said. “And they hit kinda hard, too.”
LAWRENCE OFFERS TYPICAL MIDWESTERN WEATHER, WHICH CAN INCLUDE STRONG STORMS AND EXTREME HEAT AND COLD TEMPERATURES.
September 20, 1998
National Weather Service meteorologist George Phillips says you could use a variety of words to describe the weather in northeast Kansas, but “normal” isn’t one of them. “I would say normal doesn’t mean anything here,” he said.
SCHOOL BOARD ACTIONS AFFECT MORE THAN 10,000 STUDENTS
September 20, 1998
It’s a thankless job with no pay, but some Lawrence residents campaign hard to get it. Those who are elected serve for at least four years on the Lawrence school board.
98 OFFERED A CHANCE FOR EMPLOYERS TO DO THE MARKETING.
September 20, 1998
Jennifer Reusch went to Saturday’s Employment Marketplace fair expecting to sell herself to prospective employers. Instead, the employers assembled at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets were selling themselves to her.
ALBERT L. MOHLER
September 20, 1998
Services for Albert `Al’ L. Mohler, 74, of Olathe, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Mohler died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at his home in Olathe.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 20, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A 1993 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $10,000 was recovered on Saturday, but the inside door panels, seats, air bag and car stereo were gone. The items were reported stolen between 11:40 p.m. Friday and 11:27 a.m. Saturday, and were valued at $1,800. The steering column and rear window of the vehicle had $500 worth of damage.
BANDS WEATHER AFTERNOON PARADE
September 20, 1998
Marching bands from Kansas and Missouri paraded down Massachusetts Street and played together for a football halftime show at the 51st annual KU Band Day.
KNOW YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
September 20, 1998
Here’s a list of Lawrence public schools, along with their addresses, telephone numbers and principals. Broken Arrow School, 2704 La., 832-5600, Larry Bakerink.
CHECK OUT THIS HANDY RECYCLING GUIDE
September 20, 1998
Kansas University, the city of Lawrence and a number of nonprofit organizations and private businesses offer recycling services. Here’s a guide you can clip and save.
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GETTING SETTLED IN LAWRENCE
September 20, 1998
There are plenty of errands to run once the moving truck is emptied.
OBSTACLES REMAIN ON ROAD TO OZ PARK
September 20, 1998
State officials are proceeding with a plan to acquire the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant for Oz developers.
FUN FACTS ABOUT LAWRENCE WEATHER
September 20, 1998
Average annual temperature: 56 degrees Average annual high temperature: 66.8 degrees