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HASKELL RECEIVES BOOST FROM MICROSOFT
September 24, 1998
Haskell Indian Nations University is getting a technological boost. Microsoft, in conjunction with the American Indian Science Technology Consortium, is giving money to three tribal colleges, including Haskell.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1998
Headline: I’ve heard the city was still looking at what to do on Sixth Street for access with various curb cut options, but I also heard they won’t allow any curb cuts and have a detailed plan showing that. Why are we going through all the public meetings and hearings about that when they’ve already decided what they are going to do about access? Terese Gorman, city engineer, said she assumed this question was about Sixth Street between Wakarusa Drive and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The plan provides access onto Sixth Street at the half-mile points west of George Williams Way and the quarter-mile points east of George Williams Way, she said. George Williams Way is one mile west of Wakarusa Drive.
FREE STATE NETTERS TOP OLATHE SOUTH
September 24, 1998
Free State’s top four singles players won on Wednesday to help the Firebirds edge Olathe South, 5-4, in a high school girls tennis dual at the FSHS courts. Kim Heck won 8-4 in No. 1 singles. Sarah Coffman and Molly Winter, playing No. 2 and No. 3 respectively, won by 8-3 decisions. Magan Pearson won 8-4 at No. 4 singles.
SERVICES AVAILABLE
September 24, 1998
To the editor: The Lawrence Journal-World has always been generous in covering United Way agencies in Douglas County, what they do and how people can become involved. As co-directors of a United Way agency, we were disappointed when we attended a public forum presented by the “Community Planning Team” at city hall on Sept. 16.
JANCE IRA BLANCO
September 24, 1998
Services for Jance Ira Blanco, 18, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Feltner Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be at East View Cemetery, Quenemo. Mr. Blanco died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Lawrence.
FRENCH MARKET FINDS NICHE IN CITY
September 24, 1998
The store is co-owned by two women who opened a store two years ago specializing in British products.
SOUND OFF
September 24, 1998
Along Kansas Highway 10 going east toward Kansas City there is a manufacturing building called Sealright. In front of the building there are three flagpoles, the first flagpole flies the American flag. What are the other two flags and the reasons to fly them? There are actually three other flags flown on two other poles at the Sealright Co. Inc. plant along Kansas Highway 10 near DeSoto.
SHOPPING CENTER PLANS GET INITIAL OK
September 24, 1998
Plans for a small shopping center that would house a convenience store and possibly a bank and another business at 23rd and Harper passed an initial hurdle Wednesday night. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission unanimously approved rezoning and a site plan for 1.56 acres on the northeast corner of the intersection.
DALE KENNETH FOSTER
September 24, 1998
Services for Dale Kenneth Foster, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Foster died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU PROGRAM OFFERING AFTER-SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE
September 24, 1998
Kansas University offers a solution for early release on Wednesdays.
AG CANDIDATE OFFERS CHARITY CHECKOFF PLAN
September 24, 1998
Kansans can give part of their tax return to help wildlife. The Democratic candidate for state attorney general thinks they should be able to give part to charity, too. To promote that idea, he is giving up coveted football tickets.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT THEFT REPORTED
September 24, 1998
* Comfort Craft Homes Inc. of Perry reported a Winco 10,000 watt generator, yellow and black, stolen between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday from the 600 section of North 1851 Diagonal. The generator was valued at $3,800. Police report
AG ANNOUNCES DRUG-FREE GRANTS
September 24, 1998
Three area programs have been awarded more than $100,000 in grants from the Kansas attorney general’s office. The funds were part of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Grant.
IN 1898
September 24, 1998
On Sept. 24, 1898, the Lawrence World editorialized: “People cheer at anything that sounds big. This is the reason expansion talk is cheered. The American people are vain. They like to be big and important. They also have a habit of coming to their senses. They will do so on this expansion business. The acquisition of the Philippine islands is purely a matter of business. If we cannot afford to take the islands on a business proposition we certainly cannot on a sentiment. The time is coming when direct taxation will be had in this country and then the question of taxation will play its part. We must build accordingly.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
JAYHAWKS WIN BIG 12 OPENER
September 24, 1998
Kansas University’s volleyball team surpassed last year’s win total with a 15-7, 15-8, 9-15, 15-7 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 opener. Junior outside hitter Mary Beth Albrecht had 16 kills with a .387 attack percentage to lead the Jayhawks (10-2 overall, 1-0 Big 12). Senior setter Laura Rohde had 54 assists. Junior middle blocker Anne Kreimer had 14 kills and a .409 percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Nancy Bell had 13 kills with a .346 percentage.
OTTAWAN FACES GUN CHARGES
September 24, 1998
An Ottawa man was arraigned Wednesday in federal court on weapons charges. Robert W. Johnson, 30, was indicted on a count of being a felon in possession of a 20-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle on June 15, and on a count of possessing a sawed-off shotgun with the serial number removed.
NEW HAMPSHIRE REZONING TOUTED AS BENEFICIAL
September 24, 1998
Saying it will benefit downtown development, the planning commission unanimously approved rezoning the west side of New Hampshire Street from Eighth to 11th streets. The rezoning from “C-4 (General Commercial District)” to “C-3 (Central Business District)” was initiated by the planning commission at its June meeting.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
September 24, 1998
Frederick Classic Oct. 16: Applications are now being accepted for the Bob Frederick Classic, a golf tourmament to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. It’s set for Oct. 16 at Alvamar. In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, several items will be auctioned — including KU-KSU football tickets, KU men’s basketball tickets and two tickets to KU’s Great Eight game in Chicago with transportation included. Entry forms are available at the Manor or at Alvamar. Or call Martin Jones at 843-3039 or Jerry Coonrod at 842-5579. *
ROUTES AVAILABLE
September 24, 1998
There are three routes the KCATA is trying to fill from Lawrence. A route to the Kansas University Medical Center has three open spots. A route to downtown Kansas City along Interstate 35 still needs a driver. There are two spots available in a van going down College Boulevard into southern Kansas City, Mo. For more information, call KCATA at (816) 346-0800.
LAWRENCE LAWYER FULFILLS DREAM TO HOST TV SHOW
September 24, 1998
A Lawrence attorney interviews guests about spirituality and healing methods during her 30-minute public access show.
CASE CAST
September 24, 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, Douglas County Commissioners Mark Buhler, Tom Taul and Dean Nieder and Kansas Secretary of Transportation E. Dean Carlson.
HIGHWAY PATROL TICKETED BY AUDIT FOR DEFICIENCIES
September 24, 1998
The Legislative Post-Audit Committee heard a rundown on patrol problems after receiving a 54-page audit report that portrayed an agency wracked by infighting.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 24, 1998
Births Charlie and LoriAnn Myers, Ottawa, a girl, Tuesday.
EARLY RELEASE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
September 24, 1998
Parents say they support collaboration time, but struggle with the schedule and the way it was written into teachers’ contracts without parental input.
ABORTION DISPLAY DRAWS KU RESPONSE
September 24, 1998
Two of Kansas University’s top administrators are reiterating the importance of free speech in the wake of a controversial on-campus anti-abortion campaign. Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and KU Provost David Shulenburger on Wednesday released a joint statement after repeated complaints from student groups about a display erected on campus by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, based in Mission Hills, Calif.
T EXPECTED RIGHT AWAY.
September 24, 1998
On one side, attorneys in the South Lawrence Trafficway case told the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday it’s time to let the State of Kansas and Douglas County finish a project more than a decade in the making. The plaintiffs said they can’t bypass environmental laws when the going gets tough. Before a gallery of law students, trafficway attorneys presented their cases to U.S Circuit Judges Bobby Baldock of New Mexico, Robert Henry of Oklahoma and Monroe McKay of Utah.
OTTAWAN FACES GUN CHARGES
September 24, 1998
An Ottawa man was arraigned Wednesday in federal court on weapons charges. Robert W. Johnson, 30, was indicted on a count of being a felon in possession of a 20-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle on June 15, and on a count of possessing a sawed-off shotgun with the serial number removed.
CONFERENCE TEACHES STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT COOPERATION
September 24, 1998
A leadership workshop in Colorado during the summer has set a tone of cooperation for a group of South Junior High School students.
TEEN KILLED IN WRECK AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE
September 24, 1998
It wasn’t immediately known why an 18-year-old man fled from police in a high-speed chase that ended in his death early Wednesday.
TICKET AUCTION
September 24, 1998
Two tickets for the Kansas State-Nebraska football game Nov. 14 in Manhattan are up for auction. The minimum bid is $500 a ticket. Bids in the silent auction must be submitted by Oct. 26. The top bidder will be announced Oct. 30. Bids should be sent in to Dan Lykins for Attorney General Headquarters, P.O. Box 797, Topeka 66601.
FOSTER CARE CHANGES FLAWED FROM START, GROUP CONTENDS
September 24, 1998
A children’s advocacy group releases a study on privatization and recommends steps for improving the state’s troubled child welfare system.
DALE KENNETH FOSTER
September 24, 1998
Services for Dale Kenneth Foster, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Foster died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
COMMUTERS SOUGHT FOR VAN POOL
September 24, 1998
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is looking for commuters to fill out van pool routes.
THE JAYHAWKS WILL MEET ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM AT 6 P.M. SATURDAY AT LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAMALA.
September 24, 1998
Convinced that idle hands bedeviled Kansas University’s football team on the road last season, KU coach Terry Allen moved to cut out the Jayhawks’ downtime. Instead of flying to Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, Allen decided KU will take a charter flight Saturday morning, just hours before the Jayhawks take on Alabama-Birmingham at Legion Field.
DANGER
September 24, 1998
To the editor: With the November election close at hand, it is important to look at issues tendered by congressional candidates. One of those issues is fast track trade authority. The plan would give Clinton more opportunities to sell the technologies to foreign governments and corporations. Such “fast deals” caused the fiasco with the Chinese receiving satellite technology which so upset Congress a few months ago.
KU RESEARCH CENTER TO GET FEDERAL GRANT
September 24, 1998
The Kansas University Center for Research Inc. (CRINC) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, federal officials announced Wednesday. The grant will be used by CRINC to improve methods of sharing research information on independent living with persons with disabilities. Training of family members and other care-givers will also be funded.
S TOO SIMPLE
September 24, 1998
There’s an old philosophy about telling the truth which Bill Clinton either never heard or didn’t consider putting into play. A very wise philosopher once remarked that “Once you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said.”
KU ENDOWMENT TALLIES RECORD YEAR
September 24, 1998
A final report out this week shows another record year of giving to the Kansas University Endowment Association.