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S GEO MAGAZINE.
September 27, 1998
Perpignan, France — For the past 10 Septembers photography’s faithful have gathered in this elegant city in the foothills of the Pyrenees to sit at the feet of the famous, rub elbows with the slightly famous and to look at pictures. Hundreds and hundreds of pictures. They’re here for “Visa pour L’Image,” which translates to “Visa For The Image” and is a gathering dedicated to photojournalism.
DOLE SHOWS CLASS
September 27, 1998
With a target as tempting as President Clinton has become, former Sen. Bob Dole should be congratulated for his restraint in commenting on the president. Most people in former Sen. Bob Dole’s shoes would be fighting a powerful temptation to tell the American public “I told you so.”
ILLNESS FOCUS OF DAY
September 27, 1998
Mental health professionals want Lawrence residents to educate themselves about depression on Oct. 8, designated as National Depression Screening Day.
CAR-DEER COLLISION SEASON FAST APPROACHING
September 27, 1998
It’s getting close to the time of year when car-deer accidents start to increase dramatically in the area as deer begin seeking winter food and mates.
DISTRICT COURT
September 27, 1998
Marriage licenses issued Loren C. Anderson, 55, Overbrook, and Judith W. Osburn, 55, Lawrence.
LAWRENCEKANSAS
September 27, 1998
Chronicle of a town in the U.S. through its newspaper. The arrival of fall, a stray bullet, the veterans’ dinner: These things are events for the journalists of The Lawrence Journal-World: Our reporter Patrick Artinian followed them for a month.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
September 27, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * A Nike golf bag and golf clubs valued at $1,325 were reported stolen from a home in the 3200 block of Sherwood Court between 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Friday.
RESCUE VEHICLE WRECKS ON WAY TO CALL
September 27, 1998
A Johnson County fire and rescue vehicle struck a tree Saturday night just inside Douglas County while on its way to a call, a Douglas County Sheriff’s dispatcher said. At least one person was injured and was flown by medical helicopter from the scene to Overland Park Regional Hospital, said Andrea Shanks, Douglas County dispatcher.
PHOENIX AWARD FOR LITERARY ARTS
September 27, 1998
Brian Daldorph loves to share his love of poetry and literature. If he’s not teaching, then he’s organizing readings and workshops. “It’s the intensity and concentration of the language and my emotional response to it,” he said, when asked why he is drawn to the literary arts.
BERTHA BECK, 84, OF BLUE SPRINGS MAKES HATS OUT OF NEWSPAPERS.
September 27, 1998
The Independence (Mo.) Examiner Blue Springs, Mo. — Bertha Beck, 84, attracts attention wherever she goes when she wears her homemade hats.
BY THE ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATES OF LAWRENCE
September 27, 1998
Here’s a look at significant stellar events during October. Thursday: Happy 40th anniversary to the nation’s flagship space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Manned space flight is only one of NASA’s areas of responsibility. Other areas of authority include spacecraft tracking, planning for the international space station, sponsoring the development of aeronautical technology and research in solar system science.
OCTOBER IS OFTEN A TRYING TIME FOR AREA ANGLERS. IT IS SUSPECTED THE REGULAR ONSLAUGHTS OF COLD FRONTS, WHICH NORMALLY COMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER AND BECOME MORE SEVERE IN OCTOBER, ARE THE CAUSE OF THE CUR
September 27, 1998
During the 1990s, except for 1994, the effects of these cold fronts were further confounded by the eruption of algae blooms, which normally occur around Labor Day. The most virulent doses last `til Christmas. If this October turns as gloomy for local fishermen as it has in the recent past, anglers will spend many hours reminiscing about their easy and joyous fishing trips of the summer.
IS IT LEGAL FOR BICYCLES TO RIDE ON THE SOUTH LAWRENCE TRAFFICWAY? IF IT IS ILLEGAL, DO POLICE ISSUE TICKETS TO RIDERS WHO DISOBEY THE LAW?
September 27, 1998
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol in Topeka, interstate highways are the only roads that bicyclists may not ride on. Bicycle riders are required to obey all traffic laws while riding on roadways.
ROCK-BOTTOM RATES KEEP HOUSING HOT
September 27, 1998
Record-low mortgage rates are bringing first-time home buyers to the table and allowing homeowners opportunities to refinance or move up to a bigger, more expensive home.
GARDEN FOR THE FUTURE
September 27, 1998
One couple’s garden reflects their past, their present and their future.
KANSAS TOPPLED ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM IN A SLUGFEST THAT TIED AN NCAA DIV. I-A RECORD FOR THE LONGEST GAME IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY.
September 27, 1998
So long, streak. Bye bye, “Bummer.”
SURVEY CRITICAL OF KAW VALLEY
September 27, 1998
Kaw Valley Center foster parents are the least happy in Kansas, a KU survey shows.
QUASH SQUASH BUGS
September 27, 1998
Squash bugs have been extra busy recently! This season the insects are laying eggs past their normal egg-laying cycle which could mean more squash bugs for gardeners to battle in 1999. Squash bugs need to be controlled. The gray, shield-shaped insects suck the juices from pumpkin as well as squash stems. Sometimes, they will also feed on other vine crops. As the insects feed, they release a toxin that makes plants wilt and die rapidly. Squash bugs become harder to control as they mature, so early detection and control are essential to keep the number low and the plants healthy. Squash bugs are fairly easy to control just after hatching while their bodies are soft and vulnerable to insecticides. Sevin is recommended for homeowners to use in controlling the bug. Other products are available to the commercial producer. Read the label on all chemicals before applying and follow all directions.
JUDI GEER KELLAS PHOENIX AWARD FOR VISUAL ARTS
September 27, 1998
Judi Geer Kellas studied ballet, oboe, theater and piano as a youngster but it was the visual arts that stuck with her. As she became an adult, painting and serigraphy became more and more fascinating. “All kinds of materials and ways of thinking about making images intrigues me,” she said. “I cannot imagine not making images.”
NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY
September 27, 1998
The Mental Illness Screening Project has established thousands of depression screening sites throughout the nation. On Oct. 8. In Lawrence, residents can go to the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 336 Mo. for a screening and information on that day. For a list of other screening sites in northeast Kansas, call the project at (800) 573-4433.
FLECK FANS TRIPLE THEIR PLEASURE
September 27, 1998
When you put three wizards together, it means they can cast a spell three times as potent. And that’s just what master musicians Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall did Saturday night at the Lied Center. Varying from the printed program, the trio concocted a concert just shy of three hours and was rewarded with thunderous applause and loud cheers from the 1,800 or so people who filled the performance hall.
LOCAL BUSINESS
September 27, 1998
To the editor: I am encouraged to see the city commissioners addressing the needs of our independent, locally owned businesses. Our homegrown entrepreneurs are a special breed, intimately knowledgeable about our town. They live here, and by doing so have demonstrated an investment in this town’s future that exceeds what can be found on the bottom line at the end of the fiscal year. They bring more to this town than they take.
WHERE CAN I WRITE TO PRINCE WILLIAM?
September 27, 1998
You can try writing him at the address of his father, Prince Charles, which is simply Highgrove House, Gloucestershire, England.
SCOUTS SENT HOME FOLLOWING SICKNESS
September 27, 1998
A group of Cub Scouts on a camping outing went home Saturday night when they became ill after apparently eating ice that was tainted with venison blood. Sheriff’s deputies and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials were called to the Bromelsick scout camp about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, where six scouts were complaining of stomach and head pains.
HARRISON HILL SCORED THREE TOUCHDOWNSTWO IN OVERTIMETO HELP KANSAS SURVIVE ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM.
September 27, 1998
Harrison Hill couldn’t remember playing in an overtime game when he was in high school at Wichita Collegiate. “If I did, it wasn’t like this,” Hill said while wearing a wall-to-wall grin.
CORNEL PEWEWARDY PHOENIX AWARD FOR MUSICAL ARTS
September 27, 1998
Music has always been a part of Cornel Pewewardy’s life. Raised by Kiowa grandparents in Lawton, Okla., he was surrounded by the chants, drum rhythms and flute playing of the American Indian culture. Since that time, he has completed six recordings — one with Robbie Robertson on Capitol Records — that combine chants and flute and was named 1997 Musician of the Year by the National Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
CANDI BAKER PHOENIX AWARD FOR PERFORMING ARTS
September 27, 1998
Candi Baker credits a deal with her mother when she was 12 years old as the start of her career. In return for going to the dentist, she could enroll in a dance class. “I started dancing in a positive environment and loved it from the beginning,” she said.
ANN EVANS PHOENIX AWARD FOR ARTS EDUCATION
September 27, 1998
Ann Evans, executive director of the Lawrence Arts Center, says she has the best job in Lawrence. “I’m involved in education, and I get to work with people. It’s in an environment where we can generate our own programs, and the community supports us,” she said.
T ACCEPTING CORRUGATED CARDBOARDWHY?
September 27, 1998
According to staff workers at the recycling center the baler for the cardboard broke. It should be repaired by early this week. There was vandalism in the amount of $6,000 to five golf carts at the Baldwin Golf Assn. five months ago by four adults. But it has resulted in no action to provide restitution to the owners of the golf carts. What gives?
THUNDER, LIGHTNING PROVE FRIGHTENING
September 27, 1998
Some kindergartners hide under their beds, or crawl into bed with their parents, to beat thunder terror.
JAN GAUMNITZ PHOENIX AWARD FOR ARTS VOLUNTEER
September 27, 1998
The first time Jan Gaumnitz did volunteer work she really didn’t think of it as that. She taught Sunday school at her church and helped at the Head Start program in East Lawrence. To her, it was just helping out when help was needed.
EVIDENCE POINTS TO SUCCESSFUL AUCTION
September 27, 1998
The Lawrence Police Department auctions off lost property and seized evidence at a semiannual sale.
PIZZA DRIVER REPORTS ROBBERY
September 27, 1998
Lawrence police were investigating the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Sunday night. Police about 9:35 p.m. were called to the area of 24th and Murphy Drive, where a male driver reported he was struck on the head with a brick by a woman.
ESTHER A. HECKER
September 27, 1998
Services for Esther A. Hecker, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bell Chapel of William R. Hamilton Co., Birmingham, Mich. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Ms. Hecker died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
S EVE BACK IN 1981 AT LEGION FIELD. …
September 27, 1998
* All seven officials were assigned by the Big 12 Conference. Back judge David Ames, a professor at Colorado State, was the official who provoked Allen’s ire during the Missouri game. Allen was reprimanded by the league for complaining about a no-call by Ames when he thought KU tight end Jason Gulley was knocked down by MU defender Harold Piersey. … * When Moran Norris carried for two yards midway through the first quarter, it marked the first time this season a Kansas fullback had toted the ball. …
FREE STATE TEACHER WINS STATE ART AWARD
September 27, 1998
Free State art teacher Laurie McLane-Higginson earns a state award.
DIVERS CLEAN CLINTON LAKE BEACH
September 27, 1998
The divers spent two hours searching the bottom of Clinton Lake. They weren’t diving for a body or a lost ring. They were just cleaning up the swim beach at Bloomington Park.
RESCUE VEHICLE WRECKS ON WAY TO CALL
September 27, 1998
A Johnson County fire and rescue vehicle struck a tree Saturday night just inside Douglas County while on its way to a call, a Douglas County Sheriff’s dispatcher said. At least one person was injured and was flown by medical helicopter from the scene to Overland Park Regional Hospital, said Andrea Shanks, Douglas County dispatcher.
BUSINESSWOMEN SET PACE FOR FUND-RAISER
September 27, 1998
In dresses and in shorts, Lawrence businesswomen walked for scholarship money. The Lawrence Twilight Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. held its 10th annual STRUT on Saturday morning to raise money for its scholarship program.
TERRI JOHNSON, A COUNSELOR AT CENTENNIAL AND PINCKNEY SCHOOLS, SAYS EVERY PARENT DEALS WITH THEIR CHILD DIFFERENTLYAND SHOULD SINCE THEY KNOW THEM BEST.
September 27, 1998
First and foremost, parents should reassure their children when scared by events such as storms, Johnson said. She recommended that parents explain what thunder and lightning are and be honest with them about weather and Mother Nature. Many libraries offer simple, easy-to-understand books about weather phenomena, Johnson said. Some parents might let their children climb into bed with them, but others might not like that style of reassurance, Johnson said. Every parent must make their own decisions, and there are no wrongs and rights, she said.
THERE WAS VANDALISM IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,000 TO FIVE GOLF CARTS AT THE BALDWIN GOLF ASSN. FIVE MONTHS AGO BY FOUR ADULTS. BUT IT HAS RESULTED IN NO ACTION TO PROVIDE RESTITUTION TO THE OWNERS OF THE GO
September 27, 1998
Charges against four defendants in the case have been filed by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. “We requested additional information in the case, and that information was just recently referred to our office,” District Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said.
ALTA BUTLER
September 27, 1998
Services for Alta Butler, 87, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Butler died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.
SCHOOL BOARD NOTES
September 27, 1998
* The board will also discuss approval of purchase contracts. Among the purchase contracts are lunchroom tables for Kennedy, Deerfield, East Heights and Centennial schools. The district is replacing older, in-the-wall units with newer folding tables that can be moved out of the way. Many of the older tables are in poor condition and parts are difficult to find. Five companies have submitted bids for the job, ranging from $18,117 to $22,887.15. * The board will also discuss a change order for the purchase of four Macintosh PowerBook laptops and 14 Windows laptops as part of a district participation in the International Netcourse Teacher Enhancement Coalition. The equipment would be paid for out of capital outlay funds. Estimated cost: $29,527.
IN 1898
September 27, 1998
On Sept. 27, 1898, the Lawrence World told of developments regarding the proposed electric streetcar line. The World noted: “The council met last night and granted 30 days extension to the Lawrence Street Car company in which to file its bond. This gives the company until October 29. At the same time notice was served that no more extensions would be given. It is a great pity that things are going the way they are in the street car project. The people were confident that the road would be built. It is to be hoped, however, that the promoters will succeed in raising the money. Lawrence needs the line and needs it badly.” It was 1909 before the city got electric street cars. — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
DUDLEY S. QUINTON
September 27, 1998
Services for Dudley S. Quinton, 68, formerly of Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka. Mr. Quinton died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Colmery O’Neil Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
JOURNAL-WORLD BEGINS SERIES ON COMING MILLENNIUM
September 27, 1998
As we march toward the conclusion of the 1900s and the beginning of a new millennium, the Journal-World staff is preparing a series of special reports. We’ll talk with residents for their thoughts on the history of Lawrence and Douglas County — and their hopes and predictions for the future. We’ll look at development in our area, and we’ll focus in on Kansas University, as well.
DIGITAL AGE REWRITING JOURNALISM
September 27, 1998
I received a form letter from my school, Medill, at Northwestern, and the new dean, Ken Bode, informs me that the McCormick (yes, the Colonel) Tribune Foundation is giving Medill $20 million. Bode outlines how the money will be spent, and he mentions “Web site journalism and Internet research.” And, a few weeks ago in this paper, Jimmy Gentry, the dean at the William Allen White School where I taught for 37 years, said the old emphasis had been on writing and editing but the new emphasis would be on “digital journalism.”
FACES AND PLACES
September 27, 1998
Dr. James F. Otten was keynote speaker for the Missouri Academy of General Dentistry recently. The seminar topic was patient-centered comprehensive dentistry. Otten maintains a private care practice in Lawrence. *
LAWRENCE WOMAN WEATHERS STORM
September 27, 1998
A Lawrence woman in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands weathered Hurricane Georges just fine. “She was in a condo complex … it had a flat roof and she was telling us how it started leaking and how they had to go up and bail water in 100 mph winds,” said Kathy Bailey, mother of Linda Bailey, 21.
PHOENIX AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
September 27, 1998
Matt Kirby might just be a Renaissance man. He builds homes and furniture that reflect his architectural vision. He designs and fashions sculptures — his latest being “Final Tribute,” a nearly six-foot-tall representation of a gun-and-helmet grave marker that will be part of the National D-Day Memorial.
MICHAEL TODD WHITE
September 27, 1998
Services for Michael Todd White Jr., infant son of Mike and Sheila White, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Michael was stillborn Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.