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NEW JAIL GETTING FINISHING TOUCHES
April 7, 1999
Jail officials still are shooting for an opening sometime in June. The opening date originally was May 24, but workers got waylaid by fall rain, managers said.
CAGERZ REALLY WANT ROBERTSON
April 7, 1999
Ryan Robertson will be a No. 1 pick in today’s USBL draft. But the former Kansas guard is still pondering whether he wants to play basketball in the professional league.
SUTCLIFFE LEAVES MERCANTILE TO START NEW BANK
April 7, 1999
To be known as Lawrence Bank, the new business would have its main office at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.
PERRY-LECOMPTON BOND ISSUE BREAKOUT
April 7, 1999
PERRY-LECOMPTON BOND ISSUE The unofficial final tally in a proposed $14.86 million bond issue in the Perry-Lecompton school district includes voters in both Douglas and Jefferson counties:
CITY BRIEFS - BUSY STREETS TO GET NEW SIDEWALKS
April 7, 1999
Busy streets to get new sidewalks
KU RECEIVERS EAGER TO MAKE MARK
April 7, 1999
Red-shirt freshman Anton Paige has transformed wide receiver into one of Kansas University’s most improved positions — at least this spring.
FREE STATE IS TAKING THE FIELD
April 7, 1999
After two years of painstaking labor, Free State High’s baseball field will be unveiled this afternoon when the Firebirds play host to Shawnee Mission South.
CITY EMPLOYEES PRAISED FOR HELPING CO-WORKER
April 7, 1999
City officials are praising the co-workers who helped a Public Works employee survive an accident on the Kansas River levee.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION FIGURES INTO CHILD-WELFARE DEBATE
April 7, 1999
Lawmakers considering a child welfare reform proposal were told Tuesday that the state needs to provide relief for court-appointed attorneys in juvenile cases.
April 7, 1999
Ryan Robertson played for the winning team at last weekend’s Portsmouth Invitational for NBA prospects.
BUS SYSTEM BACKERS CLAIM VICTORY
April 7, 1999
New commissioners will give several issues a fresh look at city hall.
NO. 2-RANKED SM EAST TOPS LHS
April 7, 1999
Shawnee Mission East scored three late goals to seal a 6-1 victory over Lawrence High.
BOARD MEMBERS FOSTER COMMUNICATION
April 7, 1999
Better communication between schools and the community will have a place at the table when new school board members take their seats, the newly elected members say.
CITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSER TO DEAL ON INDOOR POOL AT FSHS
April 7, 1999
Planners of a public aquatic center to be built at Free State High School completed another lap in the long process of approval for a project scheduled for completion in 2001.
FSHS BASEBALL DIAMOND CUTLINES
April 7, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photos The new baseball diamond at Lawrence Free State High School stands nearly ready for play Tuesday afternoon. Long delayed, the Firebirds will play Shawnee Mission South Wednesday afternoon on the field.
MCI WANTS TO ENTER WIRELESS MARKET
April 7, 1999
Speculation about a MCI WorldCom-Nextel deal has swirled around Wall Street since MCI backed out of an AirTouch bidding war earlier this year. New York (ap) — MCI WorldCom Inc. is in negotiations to buy Nextel Communications Inc. in another attempt to break into the $33 billion U.S. wireless telephone business, according to a person familiar with the situation.
VIVA VENISON!
April 7, 1999
Venison is a lean, rich meat to add into the menu.
CLOSE
April 7, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 9,963.49
LHS GOLF GLANCE
April 7, 1999
Roster Seniors: Ty Gittins, Ehren Guntert, Mike Samp.
HASKELL PRESIDENT SEARCH FALLS BEHIND
April 7, 1999
Bob Martin is hoping his replacement can be on board by July 1, the same date he is scheduled to begin teaching duties at the University of Arizona at Tucson.
AREA DISTRICT BOND ISSUE VOTED DOWN
April 7, 1999
An opponent of a proposed school bond issue in the Perry-Lecompton district said patrons sent a clear message to the board.
SLIM SHOOTS ARE SURE SIGN OF SPRING
April 7, 1999
We started picking asparagus last week and each day find a little more to harvest. For some people daffodils are the herald of spring, but not at my house. After the recent mix of rain and sunshine, the growth of our crop seems to be accelerating and I had to wonder Monday evening whether picking once a day is going to be enough. I encountered several spears that had been too small to cut the day before but had since shot up past the picking stage.
FREE STATE WINS, LAWRENCE THIRD, AT HOME MEET
April 7, 1999
Changed lineups produced a changed result for Lawrence’s two high school girls swimming and diving teams. With new combinations intended to fight midseason staleness, Lawrence High finished third in the quadrangular with Shawnee Mission South and SM Northwest on Tuesday at Knox Natatorium.
PRAISE
April 7, 1999
School board members are giving a “thumbs up” to a special financing option for a downtown development project.
FOUR ELECTED TO SCHOOL BOARD
April 7, 1999
Three new members and one incumbent were elected to the school board.
HENRY, RUNDLE, DUNFIELD TAKE RACE
April 7, 1999
The three new city commissioners will take their oath of office and get to work next week.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
April 7, 1999
KU netter picked Kansas tennis player Kenny Powell is among 300 student-athletes who have been selected to participate in the third annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference on May 31-June 4 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Powell is a senior from St. Louis.
INCUMBENTS RULE BALDWIN RACES
April 7, 1999
Incumbents ruled Tuesday when the votes were tallied in the Baldwin City Council and school board races. Baldwin City voters chose incumbents Jerry Roberts and Marilyn Pearse, along with “semi” incumbent Ted Brecheisen Jr. Brecheisen had served on the council before. He and Roberts were the leading vote-getters with 316 votes apiece. Pearse was third with 226.
4-7 ONCE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE PULLED OVER A CAR, SHOULD THEY
April 7, 1999
Once police officers have pulled over a car, should they be allowed to search all belongings inside? Ben Shockey,
LAWRENCE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX EVASION
April 7, 1999
Guilty plea entered for tax evasion
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
April 7, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Free State’s Jessica Virtue attempts a dive during the one-meter diving event Tuesday at the Lawrence High and Free State swim meet at LHS. Virtue qualified for the Sunflower League meet with her third-place finish.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
April 7, 1999
TODAY Noon-1 p.m.: University Forum, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Optional lunch at 11:30 a.m. Program: “Should We Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide?” by Don Marquis, professor of philosophy at Kansas University.
SIGNS ON K-10?
April 7, 1999
There is a sign on the north side of Kansas Highway 10, on the eastern approach to the city east of Harper Street, that reads: “Sister City of Eutin, Germany, and Hiratsuka, Japan.” Upon whose authority was this sign placed and at whose expense? Is this type of sign permitted under our present city sign ordinance? The sign was installed at the direction of the Lawrence City Commission, and at the city’s expense, said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
COUNTY COMMISSION LOOKS AT SPEED LIMITS
April 7, 1999
The Douglas County Commission will consider rural speed limits and other items at tonight’s meeting.
VINCENT SERVICES
April 7, 1999
Memorial services for Jon Stephen Vincent, 61, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be held at a later date in Colorado. Mr. Vincent died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his home.
LHS GOLFERS RETURN BULK OF SQUAD
April 7, 1999
Lawrence High’s boys golf team opens its season today at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Heritage Park, which will also be the Lions’ destination in late May. Heritage Park will be the site for the Class 6A state tournament on May 24.
CLOSE
April 7, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.60; soybeans, $4.37; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.81. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.37; milo, NA; corn, $1.82. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.65; soybeans, $4.37; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.86.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BRIDGING THE GIRL SCOUT GAP
April 7, 1999
Bridge over Brownie waters. Darcie Rodecap, 7, leads Chelsea Humerickhouse, 6, at her Bridging to Brownies ceremony at Centennial Park last May. Chelesa was bridging from a Daisy Girl Scout to a Brownie. Darcie is the daughter of Larry and Denise Rodecap, Lawrence. Chelsea is the daughter of Cathy Humerickhouse, Lawrence. The picture was taken and submitted by Cathy Humerickhouse, who is also the Girl Scout Leader. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
April 7, 1999
Hats off to director John Staniunas and the three-member cast of University Theatre’s “Hidden: A Gender.” They have taken a topic not easily talked about — the meaning of gender and sexual identity — and put it right dab in the middle of the stage where it belongs. The stage, after all, is where light has been shed over the centuries on many of humankind’s triumphs and failings, controversies and pleasures. And this contemporary play by Kate Bornstein provides audience members with an opportunity, maybe a starting point, to explore their own beliefs about sexuality and gender.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
April 7, 1999
BMG and Universal to make announcement
PREP ROUNDUP
April 7, 1999
Valley Falls — Oskaloosa swept Valley Falls, 13-1 and 12-7, in high school baseball Tuesday. OHS pitcher Cyle Kitchen had two hits, three RBIs and earned the win in the first game. Nate Perry had two hits for the Bears. Robert Spielman had two hits, including a home run and five runs scored in the second game. Kyle Rockhold had two hits, while Tim Subelka was the winning pitcher.
GENERAL ELECTION DRAWS FEW VOTERS
April 7, 1999
While the county courthouse was packed with candidates and supporters waiting for the final returns Tuesday night, the polling places had little action during the day. Only 23 percent of registered voters turned out in Douglas County.
BLOTTER
April 7, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
SEATING TO BE LIMITED FOR KU COMMENCEMENT IN MAY
April 7, 1999
Renovation of Memorial Stadium will limit seating for the annual commencement ceremony May 23 at Kansas University.
BAKER SORORITY STUNS STUDENT WITH CHECK
April 7, 1999
A Kansas University student with cancer in remission was surprised by a Baker University sorority on Tuesday night.
SUSAN KRUMM COLUMN
April 7, 1999
I have been hearing a lot about functional foods lately. Just what is a “functional food”? Functional foods can be defined as foods that contain components that affect health benefits beyond basic nutrition. As the functional attributes of many traditional food products are being discovered, new food products are being developed to enhance or incorporate the beneficial components. It is estimated that 50 percent of the U.S. food market ($250 billion) may be attributable to functional foods if taken at its broadest definition to include dietary supplements, sugar substitutes, fat substitutes, fiber-enriched foods, vegetables, fatless meat, skim milk, low-calorie diets, etc.
AREA ELECTION RESULTS
April 7, 1999
Following are unofficial area school board and city council/city commission final results from Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Johnson Counties. Elected candidates are in bold.
HOSPITALS FOR APRIL 7
April 7, 1999
Births Shane and Kathy Smith, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.