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U.S.-IRAQ POLICY
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Reading Lara Jost’s letter of March 16, I wonder whether it is clear that our protests about U.S. policy toward Iraq are that sanctions prohibit all kinds of humanitarian aid. Don Moseley, who spoke in Lawrence recently, broke U.S. law and the sanctions policy by taking medical journals with up-to-date information about children’s diseases, and medicines, to Iraqi doctors.
T BLAME STUDENTS
April 2, 1999
To the editor: According to the “teaser” for the lead story in last Sunday’s local section, “college students make it tough on the poor here by … driving up housing costs.” Really? Is it the college students who drive up the rent, or is it the landlords who slap a padlock on the outside of a large closet and call it a $250 a month studio apartment, or who buy a charming old home in the Oread and hack it up into ten substandard dwellings, while they sleep peacefully at home on a nice soft pile of their tenants money as a good building falls into disrepair?
NOT GOOD SCIENCE
April 2, 1999
To the editor: After learning that their kids were — gasp — learning the theory of evolution in science class, a few U.S.D. 497 parents got together and started a group called Parents for Objective Science and History (POSH). POSH says that they want other theories besides evolution to be taught in science class. As POSH president says, “We’re trying to push fairness and the fact you cannot teach theory as fact.”
KPL COMPLAINT
April 2, 1999
To the editor: We can certainly sympathize with those people who live three miles from KPL and are bothered by the noise coming from the power plant. Try living 1/3 of a mile from the source. If you look at the map provided in Monday’s Journal-World, our house is located across from the “A” in N 1800 Rd.
EDUCATION AT STAKE
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Professors Belcher and Demarest, wrapped in authority from the fields of architectural and electrical engineering, respectively, recently weighed in to the Journal-World’s letter forum on creationism. They misled the public by falsely characterizing the concepts of biological evolution, and by invoking a grammar-school definition of “what science is” with its faults.
IMPORTANT ELECTION
April 2, 1999
To the editor: We would like to express our disappointment in the coverage the LJW has given the city commission candidate forums that have taken place. The LJW has offered only a superficial rendering of the events that have taken place. No mention what so ever was made of the “slam dunk” answer given by one of the candidates on the Gaslight Village development and the development’s inconsistency to the already existing Lawrence zoning and land use plans at the March 18 forum.
EMBRACE VIEWPOINTS
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I’ve noted recently, with great interest, the editorial comments regarding the evolution/creation theories which are so passionately defended by their respective supporters. Both sides usually present a fairly convincing argument, and usually ridicule the other. On this subject the theories that take a middle ground seem most logical to me. After all, couldn’t evolution be a tool of God?
MANY INTERESTS
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Special interests? Doesn’t anyone around here remember their American government or their civic classes?
REAL SCHOOL ISSUES
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I am a God-fearing person who believes that evolution is an irrefutable fact and feel uncomfortable knowing that a primordial ooze gave rise to single cells, which in turn evolved into multicellular animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, lower mammals, primates, and ultimately humans. Human development begins with a fertilized eggs, a single cell. Cells divide, and the human embryo passes through stages that respectively resemble the embryos of fish, amphibians, reptiles, lower mammals and primates. We have all evolved to gain our current forms. Evolution gives organization to the fossil record and is corroborated in human development.
CREATION EVIDENCE
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I have been following the creationism vs. evolution debate for the past few days. I felt I must respond with truth supported by scientific, historical and archeological fact to eliminate teaching the myth of evolution to our children.
SERIOUS MATTER
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Last week the Kansas House of Representatives refused to take environmental health as seriously as roadbuilding, tax-collecting and law enforcement. Acting, informed Statehouse observers say, at the behest of industrial agri-business, the House blocked formation of a new Department of Environmental Quality in the governor’s cabinet.
DOUBLE STANDARD
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Change the geographical and ethnic references in the reasoning that Bill Clinton gives for bombing Kosovo, and you have the exact reasoning that Bill Clinton dodged the draft, fled to another country, and even gave aid and comfort to the enemy by visiting Moscow. All this while some 50,000 of my fellow vets were giving their lives for what is now Bill’s higher moral imperative to prevent genocide.
FOREIGN POLICY PRECEDENT?
April 2, 1999
Will the same rationale used in Bosnia be used by the U.S. and NATO as reason to take military action in other parts of the world? Now that President Clinton has outlined the reasons and justifications for the United States to lead NATO forces into a shooting war with Yugoslavia and Serbian military forces, it will be interesting to see whether he will use the same “moral imperative” yardsticks to initiate similar actions against other governments that engage in similar atrocities against their citizens and neighbors.
INSURANCE ENFORCEMENT
April 2, 1999
A bill currently working its way through the Kansas Legislature might help reduce the number of uninsured drivers on Kansas streets and highways. Kansans are required by law to carry at least liability insurance on their cars.
A CREDIT TO KU
April 2, 1999
Matt Doherty’s selection to be head basketball coach at Notre Dame University is a credit to Kansas University and to Roy Williams. Kansas University basketball fans, as well as Lawrence residents, undoubtedly have mixed feelings about assistant basketball coach Matt Doherty leaving Mount Oread to take the head coaching job at Notre Dame University.
JUDGE, ATTORNEYS ARGUE OVER TIMING IN SWASTIKA HEARING
April 2, 1999
A discussion about speedy trial rules led to an exchange between a judge and a defense attorney Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
RESIDENTS TO SHARE POETRY AT BORDERS
April 2, 1999
Politicians, preachers and students are among those who will be sharing their favorite poems this month with Lawrence residents. During April, National Poetry Month, different people throughout Lawrence are reading their favorite poems, starting at 7 p.m. each Friday at Borders Books Music & Cafe, 700 N.H.
LHS SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER
April 2, 1999
Leadoff hitter Dani May went 6-for-8 with five runs scored as Lawrence High swept Shawnee Mission South, 4-2, 4-3, in a season-opening softball twinbill Thursday at Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. “She got things going tonight,” LHS coach Reenie Stogsdill said of her junior catcher.
FAMILY MATTERS
April 2, 1999
Since Lawrence’s inception in the 1850s, family businesses have served as the backbone of the city. One of the earliest family-owned enterprises included J.D. Bowersock, who teamed up with his father-in-law, James H. Gower, a wealthy Iowa City merchant and banker, to form flour milling, water power and banking operations.
PROGRESS/FUTURES BREAKOUT
April 2, 1999
FUTURES PLANNING CONFERENCE GOALS
S IS SELLING THEM
April 2, 1999
Arensberg Shoes has been fitting the citizens of Lawrence with shoes for nearly 45 years.
FAMILY ON CUTTING EDGE OF LOCAL GLASS INDUSTRY
April 2, 1999
Richard Kennedy became a partner in an automobile glass company in 1950. Half a century later, his family still runs the business.
PROGRESS/LAWRENCE TRIVIA QUIZ
April 2, 1999
Editor’s note: These questions and answers about Lawrence were compiled by Bill Mayer, a contributing editor of the Journal-World. Many of the photographs used in this feature are courtesy of Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., while others were retrieved from the Journal-World’s files.
PROGRESS - FRANKS CUT
April 2, 1999
Homer Frank and his son, Barry, own and operate Frank Photography Inc., 2305 Orchard Ln. The business specializes in student, family and business portraits as well as commercial work.
3 GENERATIONS LIGHT UP PATCHEN ELECTRIC
April 2, 1999
Tom Patchen Sr. opened a motor repair shop in 1948. At that time, the shop simply offered repairs. It wasn’t until his son, Tom Patchen Jr., came along in 1966 that the company, Patchen Electric & Industrial Supply Inc., branched out into sales.
CLOTHING
April 2, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Ken Campbell, left, his father Win Campbell, center, and sister Megan Campbell King operate Campbell’s Clothing at 841 Mass.
100 GOOD WOMENCLOTHING
April 2, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Connie Adams, clothing room coordinator for Lawrence’s 100 Good Women organization, left, and Marilou Cavin, recorder for the board of directors, arrange shirts on a rack at Cordley School. The clothing room is available to all children in the school district and is maintained by 100 Good Women.
KU GRAD STUDENT FROM MACEDONIA DESCRIBES CRISIS
April 2, 1999
A KU graduate student from Macedonia said there is a lot of tension in his country since airstrikes in neighboring Kosovo began March 24.
AREA SOFTBALL
April 2, 1999
Sartin shuts out Jefferson West twice
LHS GRADUATE WINS NATIONAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT
April 2, 1999
Lawrence High School graduate Michael Gottlieb knows how to make his point.
CAMPBELL FAMILY WRAPPED UP IN CLOTHING BUSINESS
April 2, 1999
At a downtown clothing store, it’s really a family affair.
PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE INJURED BY FALLING TREE
April 2, 1999
A Lawrence public works employee injured when a massive tree fell on him on the Kansas River levee was in fair condition Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Robert Joseph Davis’ injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, city officials said. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel responded to the accident at 12:11 p.m. Thursday on the levee behind Johnny’s Tavern.
PENNY CONCRETE SEES MANY CHANGES
April 2, 1999
The Penny ready-mix concrete company continues a family tradition.
PROGRESS/ VERIATAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
April 2, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Choir students at Veritas Christian School, 256 Mich., practice under the direction of Cynthia Harris, right. The choir is one of the school’s new programs.
HOME BUYERS SAYING BIGGER IS BETTER
April 2, 1999
New homes in Lawrence are offering more of the same, much more.
DANCE GALLERYPROGRESS
April 2, 1999
In photo at far left, Karen Fender of Dance Gallery teaches the fine art of dance to youngsters. Lori Tochtrop, left, of Dance City Dance Studios, works closely with her students as they prepare for an annual competition.
CLOSE
April 2, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 9,832.51
DAILY COMMODITIES FOR FRIDAY
April 2, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.59; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.87. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.43; milo, NA; corn, $1.88. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.64; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.92.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, 8 GRANDCHILDREN
April 2, 1999
Grandkids galore. All of the grandchildren of John and Artis Metsker Brohammer pose in Harold Johnson’s home last Christmas. Seated, from left, Marlena Brohammer Wallace, Overland Park; Marla Kay Brohammer Royer, Tulsa, Okla.; Paula Stoebener Bowlin, Baldwin; and Barbara Stoebener Johnson, Baldwin. Standing, from left, Marjory Brohammer, Charlotte, N.C.; Mary Brohammer, Lawrence; Martha Brohammer Roach, Clearwater; and Margene Brohammer, Amarillo, Tex. The photo was submitted by Mrs. Walter Stoebener, Baldwin. She is an aunt of the Stoebeners and a cousin of the Brohammers. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
BLOTTER
April 2, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
RETIREMENT
April 2, 1999
He may have invoked the ire of Kansas fans a time or two during his 32-year career at Missouri, but several individuals involved with Kansas University athletics offered warm sentiments for Norm Stewart on Thursday.
PROJECTS GET MIXED REVIEWS
April 2, 1999
Plans are in the works for at least one “zero-commute” development in Lawrence, following an emerging national trend.
PROGRESS/GYMNASTICS ACADEMY CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Kelly Dirks, director of the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Inc., 2108 W. 27th, spots Kennedy Kirkpatrick, 3, as she does support swings on the parallel bars.
LAWRENCE RESIDENTS KEEP DANCE STUDIOS TAPPING
April 2, 1999
Dance instruction in Lawrence expands to keep up with the increase in local population.
PROGRESS/JOHN IMMEL ,CHAMBER CHAIRMAN
April 2, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Lawrence attorney John Immel is the new chairman of the board for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Immel says he plans to continue the city’s progression. He said it is important for Lawrence to attract industires that create few environmental problems and pay above-average wages.
HATTIE M. WILSON OBITUARY
April 2, 1999
HATTIE M. WILSON Baldwin— Services for Hattie M. Wilson, 89, Topeka, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home.
BEST BETS
April 2, 1999
TODAY Billy Spears, Jet Lag, 610 Fla.
PLANS
April 2, 1999
With plans to build a new Corpus Christi Catholic Church in west Lawrence well under way, St. John’s School principal Pat Newton is about to take on double duties. Part of the new Corpus Christi Church building will include classroom space for Corpus Christi School. That new school — along with the existing St. John School — will form a new system called The Lawrence Catholic School. Newton will serve as principal of both schools.
WESTERN RESOURCES DELAYS ANNUAL REPORT
April 2, 1999
Western Resources Inc. said Thursday it was seeking a 15-day filing extension from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its 1998 annual report due to a filing delay announced by Protection One Inc., its 85 percent-owned subsidiary. The delay of Protection One’s form 10-K annual report was based on its intent to restate its 1997 and 1998 financial statements. As a result, Western Resources said it will adjust its previously disclosed 1998 financial results to reflect the adjustments made by Protection One.
FAMILY IN LAW PRACTICE SINCE THE EARLY 1900S
April 2, 1999
It was nearly a century ago that the first attorney named Riling represented a client. And the Riling family is still going strong on the local legal front.
CHAMBER FAIR HELPS JOB SEEKERS SAVE TIME
April 2, 1999
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce plans to make its annual spring job fair more “user-friendly.”
CREATION AGENDA
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Ellen Barber apparently belongs to the “I know what I believe, don’t confuse me with the facts” school of reasoning. Her notion that the theory of evolution is flawed because it is supposedly based on assumption is astounding. Where does she think scientific discovery begins? Einstein eventually won his first Nobel Prize for assuming that light behaved in a way different from current thinking. Jenner developed vaccines by making assumptions about diseases.
PROGRESS FRANK CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Illustrations Barry Frank, left, received two gifts — the love of photography and business acumen — from his father, Homer Frank, right. See story, page 8H.
HOME CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES STRONG
April 2, 1999
Steady home growth on the west side of the city should continue through the year, builders said.
HASKELL PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER BOB MARTIN
April 2, 1999
Bob Martin leaves the presidency of Haskell Indian Nations University after providing a decade of strong, compassionate leadership.
NEW SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT GOES RIGHT TO WORK
April 2, 1999
Kathleen Williams starts off running as superintendent of Lawrence public schools.
WHAT JOKE?
April 2, 1999
To the editor: As a spokesman for FLAT, I feel I must respond to the allegation of Mrs. Barber of POSH that we are a joke. If we are a joke, then they are doubly so, because their platform is inconsistent. The only scientific theory for which they want to present alternatives is evolution. Why? They would probably say that there are serious things wrong with the theory, and they can produce evidence that is so, including signed lists of people with Ph.D’s who agree with them.
PROS, CONS OF HOME REMODELING WEIGHED
April 2, 1999
Remodeling or adding on to a house can be a great way to get more out of a house without moving, but it’s not the best idea for everyone.
FAMILY PULLS TOGETHER TO RUN RESTAURANT
April 2, 1999
The Del Campo family pulls together to make its North Lawrence restaurant a success.
PINNACLE WINS NATIONAL AWARD
April 2, 1999
A Lawrence company that turns wheat straw into plastic has won a national award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Pinnacle Technology Inc. was one of 62 firms nationwide to receive the 1998 Tibbetts Award, which recognizes small business innovation and research.
S VISIT TO CUBA
April 2, 1999
Gene Budig relished his visit with Cuban president Fidel Castro during last weekend’s exhibition excursion in Havana.
GOLF RESULTS
April 2, 1999
High School Results SM MIEGE JV TOURNAMENT
RE ALL WINNERS
April 2, 1999
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” — Robert Green Ingersoll
100 YEARS AGO
April 2, 1999
IN 1899 On April 2, 1899, the Lawrence Journal told of a lecture by Mrs. Longshore Potts, M.D., on women. Using a magic lantern to project images, the lecturer asked those in attendance how women could be expected to have figures like the classical models on the screen. Potts stated: “What was wanted was the diffusion of more physiological knowledge, with the possession of such knowledge women would be far less likely to abuse their bodies, as they were now doing….There were women who went in for racing on cycles, kicking footballs and imitating men generally. The lecturer went on to condemn violent exercises, such as jumping and riding as involving too much strain for the sex. As to cycling, she believed in it, but they must not think they could ride as far and as hard as men and they should not have their dresses too long or too wide. They should also sit straight.”
DUST ABATEMENT OFFERED FOR ROCK ROADS IN COUNTY
April 2, 1999
Dust abatement offered for rock roads in county
ADVICE FROM MOSCOW
April 2, 1999
The United States will be mistaken to pay too much attention to what Russia’s Boris Yeltsin is demanding. Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who hasn’t been a full-time leader since 1995, called U.S. President Bill Clinton Wednesday to try to head off the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia. Yeltsin and his aides said the bombings, which are a multilateral operation, might prompt Moscow to abandon international agreements.
KENNEDY GLASS CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo The Kennedys have worked in the family business since Beverly Kennedy’s husband, Richard, became a partner in an auto glass business in 1950. Pictured, from left, are Beverly Kennedy, and her sons John, Marty and Gary.
25 YEARS AGO
April 2, 1999
IN 1974 Gasoline prices continued to fluctuate in the Lawrence area, but mostly in an upward direction. Careful shoppers could pump their own gas for as little as 44.3 cents per gallon for regular fuel and 47.6 cents for premium. It cost about four cents more per gallon to have an attendant do the job. But the most prevalent price was between 51.9 and 53.9 cents a gallon.
BARTELDES SEED CO. TRACED TO 1867
April 2, 1999
The year was 1867, just 13 years after the first settlers had arrived to establish a community on the northeastern slope of Mount Oread. Friedo Barteldes, the proprietor of a small bakery on Massachusetts Street, decided to add a new line to his business.
KU TRACK STORY
April 2, 1999
Kansas’ Scott Russell placed seventh in the hammer throw Thursday at the 72nd annual Texas Relays. Russell had a throw of 194-6, the fourth-best mark in school history. KU’s Marlea Woodman placed 11th in the hammer with a personal best toss of 154-5. Her previous best mark was 153-5 set at the Baylor Invitational last season.
99 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
April 2, 1999
No Monday night games are on the Chiefs’ 1999 schedule announced Thursday by the National Football League. In fact, the Chiefs will have only three nationally televised games, and two of those will be on ESPN.
PROGRESS/UNEMPLOYMENT BREAKOUT BOX
April 2, 1999
WANTED: HELP IN A JOB SEARCH The Lawrence Job Service Career Center has a list of local jobs available now, and will help matching the skills of job applicants to those jobs. The center, 833 Ohio, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The center offers help with resumes, national job searches and basic job skills.
SPORT2SPORT BBALL
April 2, 1999
James Grau/Journal-World Photos In the photograph at left, a team member of the Lawrence Red Wings, left, and a Fort Riley Eagles player jockey for the puck at Sport 2 Sport, 5200 Clinton Pkwy., during a roller hockey league game. The sports multiplex also features batting cages, pitching cages and tennis courts. In the photograph above, children play basketball at the Sport 2 Sport multiplex.
CITY SCORES
April 2, 1999
City Results Women’s Power One — Gary’s Drywall 3, Hippos 0; Power Drinkers 3, Hippos 0; Lookin’ 4 Sport 2, All Nations 1; Plays Well With Others 2, Just Playin’ 1; Brady Chiropractic 2, Dream Team 1.
BIG 12 STANDINGS
April 2, 1999
Big 12 Standings Conference Overall
BOWERSOCK TIES STILL STRONG IN CITY
April 2, 1999
For four generations, Lawrence Paper Company has been in one local family.
NOT EVERY BUSINESS CAN BEWINNER
April 2, 1999
Poor locations, stiff competition and a lack of planning can all drive a business into the ground.
RAID
April 2, 1999
The old seed company building in the 800 block of New Hampshire Street that’s undergoing rejuvenation dates back more than 100 years.
MOORE DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED FROM LOCAL FAMILY
April 2, 1999
For about 50 years, the Moore family name in Lawrence has been synonymous with real estate development.
FATHER, SON DEVELOP A PHOTO BUSINESS
April 2, 1999
A childhood hobby eventually “develops” into a family photography business.
25 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE EARN AWARD
April 2, 1999
The retired executive secretary for the Lawrence city manager’s office is being presented with an award named for her former boss.
LAWRENCE AIRPORT TO GET BOOST FROM TRACK
April 2, 1999
Construction of a new NASCAR track in Kansas City, Kan., could help Lawrence Municipal Airport land more business.
BOWERSOCK TIES STILL STRONG IN CITY
April 2, 1999
For four generations, Lawrence Paper Company has been in one local family.
SCHOOL PROJECTS WILL ADD CLASSROOMS, NEW BUILDING
April 2, 1999
New school and renovation projects are on target for the 2000-2001 school year.
KTA CONSTRUCTION SOUNDOFF
April 2, 1999
What are the five different colored cables they are putting along the turnpike? Williams Communications is installing fiber optic cable, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s public relations office.
CANDIDATE STRESSES RESPONSIBILITY
April 2, 1999
School board candidate Jeff Morrow wants communication among the school board, parents and the community.
RELIGION BRIEFS
April 2, 1999
Lawrence Jewish Community Center
WILLIAM L. HORN OBITUARY
April 2, 1999
WILLIAM L. HORN Services for William L. Horn, 69, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
DOWNTOWN DIVERSITY
April 2, 1999
To the editor: Last Wednesday, my daughter and I spent a day in your community shopping, dining and enjoying your thriving downtown district. How disappointed we were, when passing an upscale men’s clothing store, to hear a well-togged clerk loudly and indignantly announcing from the doorway that “someone needs to be doing something about this situation.” He was addressing policemen, who were talking to two street musicians, (not wearing the store’s apparel), quietly playing near the intersection. Not acquainted with your city’s ordinances, I do not know if these young men were breaking some law. What I do know is that I felt a deep disappointment.
LAWRENCE LISTENERS TUNE IN TO STATION FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS
April 2, 1999
Hank Booth, general manager of KLWN, said he thinks it’s important to maintain strong, local radio programming in Lawrence.
PROGRESS/100 GOOD WOMEN TAKE ON THEIR BIGGEST PROJECT
April 2, 1999
100 Good Women builds on the future of one family.
FATHER-SON DUO ENJOY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS
April 2, 1999
Stephens Real Estate promotes community involvement.
ONEOK EARNINGS FALL
April 2, 1999
ONEOK EARNINGS FALL Oneok Inc. said net income fell during the second quarter.
LAFRENTZ MAKING DO IN DENVER
April 2, 1999
Raef LaFrentz’s season-ending knee injury back on Feb. 25 was just the latest in a string of frustrations for the Denver Nuggets.
NOBEL LAUREATE QUESTIONS EXPORTS
April 2, 1999
Oscar Arias brought his message of peace to KU to open a symposium on his native Costa Rica’s success in democracy, environmental preservation and conflict resolution.
JOB NOT DEVALUED
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I disagree with the letter from Colin Welsh on March 16, in which he blasts the Celebrity Challenge recently held that raised money for the Red Cross. Jobs weren’t “disgraced” because a celebrity performed the job, and the people involved weren’t “disparaging,” as he describes them.
JOB NOT DEVALUED
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I disagree with the letter from Colin Welsh on March 16, in which he blasts the Celebrity Challenge recently held that raised money for the Red Cross. Jobs weren’t “disgraced” because a celebrity performed the job, and the people involved weren’t “disparaging,” as he describes them.
PROGRESS MARTIN MOORE CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Martin Moore joined his father, Bob Moore, in Advanco, their real estate development company in 1981.
PROGRESS PATCHEN CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Dave Patchen, left, and his father, Tom Patchen Jr., own Patchen Electric, 602 E. Ninth.
GYMNASTICS ACADEMY RELOCATING
April 2, 1999
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy looks forward to regaining some of its lost space.
FARMERS WILL LOOK TO VARIETYMARKETS
April 2, 1999
Diversification is the key to farm survival during the years ahead.
NATURE CONSERVANCY THANKS WESTERN RESOURCES
April 2, 1999
The Nature Conservancy thanked Western Resources employees from Lawrence and other parts of the state Thursday for their restoration efforts at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area in central Kansas. Employees of KPL and KG&E, utility companies owned by Topeka-based Western Resources, volunteer as part of the company’s “green team.” The ongoing Cheyenne Bottoms project started more than three years ago, and Western Resources employees have helped remove drainage ditches and berms at the wetlands, north of Great Bend in Barton County.
CITY INDUSTRIES TRY TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS
April 2, 1999
Industries located near Lawrence neighborhoods say they do their best to be good neighbors.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BRING NEW LOOK TO UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
April 2, 1999
KU is investing $100 million on major construction projects to improve academic and athletic facilities and services on campus.
S QUICKLY BECOMING KANSAS SEED HOUSE
April 2, 1999
The transformation of Quantrill’s Antique Mall to the Kansas Seed House is moving smoothly.
NEW DIRECTION
April 2, 1999
A new, positive plan is being explored for the Lawrence Arts Center. The decision to explore the possibility of moving the Lawrence Arts Center from its present location at Ninth and Vermont Streets to a site in the 900 block of New Hampshire is welcome news.
SM WEST BLANKS LHS SOCCER TEAM
April 2, 1999
A bum ankle and another bummer for Lawrence High’s girls soccer team. Lawrence’s Tania Valverde played with a twisted right ankle Thursday and she never told her coach about it and LHS never found its offensive attack in a 3-0 loss to Shawnee Mission West at Youth Sports Inc.
S INFLUENCE STRONG DURING EARLY LAWRENCE
April 2, 1999
Today, the name J.D. Bowersock may not be known by many, but the businessman played a critical role in the survival of Lawrence.
PROGRESS RILING CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photo Eugene Riling, left, and his son, Michael Riling, are carrying on the family’s nearly century-old tradition of practicing law. Michael works with his father at the offices of Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street.
40 YEARS AGO
April 2, 1999
Mrs. Tom Parker was the new chairman of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Mildred Watson and Mrs. William Boardman were also officers for the coming year. The Lawrence Police Department installed a new “breathalyzer” to help determine whether errant drivers had been drinking.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
April 2, 1999
TODAY No classes, secondary schools. Parent-teacher conferences.
COMMUNITY CONFERENCE SETS GOALS FOR DISTRICT
April 2, 1999
Lawrence schools keep in touch with Futures Planning Conference goals.
AN OPEN MIND
April 2, 1999
To the editor: I am struck by the indignation expressed in most of the recent letters debating evolution and creation. While many evolutionists discount beliefs that fall outside the realm of hard science, most creationists tend to disparage absolutely everything that is not a part of their own belief system.
DEVELOPING DILEMMA
April 2, 1999
Where and how fast to grow is a dilemma for communities of all sizes. Two small towns in the Lawrence area are facing the possibility of major developments that would change their landscapes forever.
LAWRENCE PROVIDES NUMEROUS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
April 2, 1999
Private schools in the Lawrence area offer alternatives to public education.
PROGRESS/ FARMLAND PROPERTY BOUNDARY
April 2, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Dick Lind, plant manager at Farmland Industries, discusses the proximity of a mobile home community to the Farmland property line at East 19th Street. Behind Lind is Farmland’s fence boundary and three large storage tanks. Farmland and FMC Corp. have become neighbors with Lawrence residents. Both companies have formed community advisory panels made up of company officials and citizens to communicate more effectively with the community.
S NEW FACILITY TO ALLOW MORE PROGRAMS
April 2, 1999
A new building will allow Dance City to expand its existing program.
APARTMENT MARKET SATURATED WITH UNITS
April 2, 1999
Apartments designed to attract student tenants are reaching a saturation point.
CLIENT GIVE SENIORS AGENCY HIGH MARKS
April 2, 1999
Douglas County Senior Services received some good news in a survey done by the Kansas University gerontology center.
BRIDGE PAIR ACES BIG TEST
April 2, 1999
Two professors emeritus at Kansas University won their division at the Spring North America Bridge Championships held in Vancouver, British Columbia, last weekend.
4-2 HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT NORM STEWART QUITTING?
April 2, 1999
How do you feel about Norm Stewart quitting? Tim Leiker,
PROGRESS ARENSBERGS CUTLINE
April 2, 1999
Arensberg’s Shoe Store, 825 Mass., remains a family-run business. The store is run by Jack Arensberg, left, and his son, Tim Arensberg. See story, page 6H.
SUITABLE SEPARATION
April 2, 1999
Despite evidence to refute the policy, federal officials insist on letting armed forces rookies of both sexes share facilities. Federal agencies have a long history of calling on good and able people to provide advice and then conveniently ignoring it — often at harm to the nation.
CHURCH LEADERS SPEAK ON KOSOVO
April 2, 1999
New York (ap) — Religious leaders are divided on the conflict in Kosovo, where NATO troops are trying to stem a Serbian offensive against Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christians, including the Serbs, issued the statement: “I ” fervently appeal from the tormented depths of my heart to all world leaders ” that they cease fire immediately and permanently.”
PUBLIC WANTS ANSWERS ON KOSOVO
April 2, 1999
At the American Legion hall here the other night, Sen. John McCain of Arizona remarked to some veterans of past American wars that “the news from Kosovo is the strongest affirmation we could have had of the need for a strong commander in chief.” The gray-haired heads in the room all nodded in agreement. They knew, along with all other Americans, that the nerve and the judgment of President Clinton were being tested under hostile and adverse circumstances as never before.
THE POORLY PREPARED
April 2, 1999
How many people on the newly deployed Russian ships in the Kosovo crisis are poorly paid and prepared? With typical bluster, Russia has been trying to have a role in the NATO involvement in Kosovo. One of the latest ventures by Moscow is to announce it is deploying six of its naval ships in the general region, presumably to establish some kind of influential presence.
NEW CHAMBER CHAIR TO CONTINUE PROGRESSION
April 2, 1999
The new chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce wants to keep Lawrence on the right track.
PEOPLE
April 2, 1999
Porn king boots son from apartment Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione may evict his son from a $1.5 million apartment the son claims was a gift, a judge ruled.
JOBS, POPULATION GROWTH REACHING EQUILIBRIUM
April 2, 1999
Douglas County lags behind the state averages for unemployment rates, but there isn’t a cause for alarm, an economic development representative says.
EMPLOYERS SEEK PREPARED APPLICANTS
April 2, 1999
People who attend the upcoming Employment Marketplace Job Fair will have better chances at a job if they are informed and have a resume in hand.
UTILITY BILLS BEING RESENT FOLLOWING MAILING MIXUP
April 2, 1999
Lawrence Utility Billing is not a mutual funds company, no matter what the envelope says.
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 2, 1999
SM West clips LHS girls, 1-0
PROGRESS - DEL CAMPO CUT
April 2, 1999
Jan Biles/Journal-World Photo
SPORT2SPORTPROGRESS
April 2, 1999
Sport 2 Sport has completed a franchising agreement with a group near Raleigh, N.C., to build a facility there.
EASTER MESSAGE CENTERS ON RESURRECTION OF JESUS
April 2, 1999
Easter morning church services will focus on the Resurrection of Jesus, and how it affects peoples’ lives each day.
HOSPITALS FOR APRIL 2
April 2, 1999
Admission Candi Baker, Lawrence.
S STORE SURVIVES FIREWARS
April 2, 1999
Lawrence boasts the oldest department store west of the Mississippi River, and it’s in the heart of downtown.
FSHS SOFTBALL SPLITS DH
April 2, 1999
It was better late than never for Free State High’s softball team Thursday. The Firebirds rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 3-1 victory over Leavenworth, splitting its season-opening doubleheader with the Pioneers in the debut of the FSHS field. Leavenworth won the first game, 4-2.
RUNDLE FOCUSES ON CITY BID
April 2, 1999
Mike Rundle is making a run for a return engagement on the Lawrence City Commission.
SELLING HOMES IS A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR MCGREWS
April 2, 1999
John McGrew, now chairman of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, sees the business as a living memorial to his father.