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NEW YORK KINDERGARTNERS GET A TASTE OF SCHOOL
April 11, 1999
Preschool students make a visit to kindergarten classroom.
PATRIOTS
April 11, 1999
McLouth residents are putting on the city’s first Patriots Day Parade April 17. “This is for all patriots,” co-chair Candace Braksick said.
KU BASEBALL FALLS TO MU AGAIN
April 11, 1999
Columbia, Mo. — Chris George allowed just one unearned run over the full nine innings, and Missouri extended its winning streak to seven and Kansas’ losing skid to eight with an 8-1 Mizzou Big 12 baseball victory on Saturday. George (2-1) allowed seven hits with five strikeouts and a walk.
COUNTY AGENDA PART 2
April 11, 1999
For the first time last year, the county hired a private company to do its roadside mowing. At the time of the decision, commissioners were told it would save them money in equipment and labor. Last week, commissioners were told that doing the work with county staff would be less expensive than accepting the $45,555 bid of Rice Custom Mowing for the work. The discrepancy caused commissioners to reject the bid with the directive that county staff try to work out a better deal with Rice.
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
April 11, 1999
KTC to sponsor Outdoor Weekend
COUNTY AGENDA PART 1
April 11, 1999
The commissioners will be asked to reconsider a contract with Rice Custom Mowing for roadside mowing of county roads. An original bid by Rice was rejected by the commissioners because it was above the budgeted amount. There also has been discussion about whether the county could do the mowing for less money with county staff and equipment. The proposed contract would cost no more than $40,000.
BALDWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HOLD PARENTS NIGHT
April 11, 1999
Programs for parents scheduled in Baldwin
BALDWIN CITY THEATRE TO HOLD AUDITIONS
April 11, 1999
Baldwin theater sets ‘Show Boat’ auditions
RECREATIONAL PATHS OUTLINED ON NEW MAPS
April 11, 1999
A new map allows Lawrence residents to put 3,000 acres of parks and more than 60 miles of recreational paths and bike routes in their pockets. The color map, “Recreational Paths in Lawrence,” focuses on concrete, asphalt and dirt paths available in Lawrence for cyclists, hikers, joggers, walkers and others in town.
SOUNDOFF ON HASKELL SPORTS
April 11, 1999
Why does the local calendar in the sports section list activities for KU and the two Lawrence high schools but not Haskell? Sports editor Chuck Woodling says he and his staff have discussed including Haskell Indian Nations University in the local calendar, particularly during football and basketball seasons, and current plans are to begin posting the Fighting Indians’ slates beginning this fall.
TOP 10
April 11, 1999
Here’s a look at Douglas County’s top 10 mortgage lenders, ranked by amount of loans made during 1998. Also included are the total number of first loans made and percentage of market share represented: 1. Mercantile Bank — $57.64 million. 534. 12.27 percent.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF RESULTS
April 11, 1999
High School Results SHAWNEE MISSION SOUTH INVITATIONAL
BALD EAGLES ON INCREASE
April 11, 1999
Pratt — Kansas is doing its part in the comeback of the American bald eagle, according to Ken Brunson, wildlife diversity coordinator for Wildlife and Parks. The bald eagle, once on its way to extinction due largely to unregulated use of pesticides, is now recovering nicely and expanding southward into its former nesting range.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL GOLF RESULTS
April 11, 1999
High school results GARDNER-EDGERTON INVITATIONAL
LOCAL BRIEFS
April 11, 1999
Standish, Hemphill win for city swimmers
SENSE FOR SENIORS
April 11, 1999
My father is in a dreadful dispute with the retirement center where he and my mom live. Things have been unsatisfactory since the beginning. Dad feels that the advertising was false, that the wording of the contract was vague and misleading, that several of the charges are unfair. He has met with the administrator many times, and nothing seems to come of it. Now he wants to hire a lawyer and sue the retirement complex.
JOURNAL-WORLD AWARDED FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE
April 11, 1999
The Iowa Press Assn. judged thousands of photos, writing samples and page designs from 1998 submitted by Kansas journalists.
DOROTHY IRENE EVANS OBITUARY
April 11, 1999
DOROTHY IRENE EVANS Covina, Calif. — Services for Dorothy Irene Evans, 70, Oskaloosa, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Glendora. Inurnment will be at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Covina.
MADELYNN LORAYNE HAYES GANT OBITUARY
April 11, 1999
MADELYNN HAYES GANT Memorial services for Madelynn Lorayne Hayes Gant, 75, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned.
DR. JOHN SENIOR
April 11, 1999
JOHN SENIOR St. Marys — A Requiem Mass for John Senior, 76, Lecompton, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in St. Marys.
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 11, 1999
The changing of the guard at city hall generally follows tradition, although times do change. This time, Commissioners Augustine, Moody and Nalbandian — with 18 years of municipal experience and four mayoral terms among them — certainly will step down.
GARDEN BRIEF
April 11, 1999
Binkley garden to open for display
CURRENT PRICES
April 11, 1999
CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antique shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
ACT NOW TO CONTROL PINE WILT
April 11, 1999
Act now to control pine wilt
100 YEARS AGO
April 11, 1999
On April 11, 1899, the Lawrence Journal reported “The news that the Lawrence company of the Twenty-third Kansas would be here in the afternoon yesterday was posted on the Journal bulletin board shortly before 3 o’clock, and it did not take long for it to spread all over town, and a big crowd gathered at the depot as a result.” The Journal noted regarding this company of black soldiers that had been sent to Cuba that “The restraints of army life rested lightly on the fellows who had just been mustered out, and they were so glad to get back to Lawrence that they were not willing to ‘fall in’ and march to the place where the festivities were to occur, but many hurried to greet friends and relatives, and were soon lost in the crowds.”
BLOTTER FOR APRIL 11
April 11, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
40 YEARS AGO
April 11, 1999
Kansas University conducted an open house for the new Joseph R. Pearson Hall at 11th Street and West Campus Road. “The Father of the Kansas University Medical School,” Dr. George H. Hoxie, died at his home in Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 87. He had suffered from a heart ailment for several years. He had joined the KU teaching staff in 1905 and and became dean of clinical medicine and organizer of the medical school. The original building was in the old Flatiron Building in Kansas City, Kan.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
April 11, 1999
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP INFORMATION
CITY BOWLING SCORES
April 11, 1999
City Results Last week at Royal Crest Lanes
GARDEN CALENDAR
April 11, 1999
Those of you getting ready to set transplants in your garden should remember what Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies used to say, “everything goes better with a little spring tonic.” For your plants, spring tonic is root stimulator, not a snort full of Granny’s moonshine. In the early spring when soils are cold, plant roots do not readily absorb nutrients and water. As the soil gradually warms, the roots become more efficient in absorbing nutrients and water. The root stimulators or starter solutions provide a mild fertilizer application along with water around the plants’ root zone where it can be easily taken up and used by the plant.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BOY WITH FOOTBALL
April 11, 1999
Half-sized halfback. Brenton Keesee, 18 months old, loves to play football. Brenton is the son of Rodney and Patty Keesee, Linwood. The picture was submitted by Patty Keesee. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
4-11 SHOULD NATO SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO KOSOVO?
April 11, 1999
Should NATO send ground troops into Kosovo? Anthony Metzler,
LHS SWEEPS SM NORTH
April 11, 1999
Lawrence High socked Shawnee Mission North in a Sunflower League baseball doubleheader sweep on Saturday at windy Ice Field. The Lions (4-2) won the opener, 5-2, and the nightcap, 14-9, for their first sweep of the season following two splits. LHS has played four games in three days.
LASER POINTER SOUNDOFF
April 11, 1999
Laser pointers are extremely dangerous when aimed at the eyes. Would the Douglas County district attorney file a charge of assault, battery or possibly aggravated battery if this were done intentionally? It would depend on the facts of the particular case, Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said.
KU BRIEFS FOR SUN.
April 11, 1999
Jayhawks drop Tulsa in tennis
25 YEARS AGO
April 11, 1999
A search was under way at Perry Lake for two Kansas University juniors, a man and woman, who apparently had drowned in a sailboating accident. High winds were impeding the search and the prospects of finding the youngsters alive was not considered good, officials said. A long period of rain and windy conditions appeared about ready to end in the next day or two, forecasters said.
COUNTY AGENDA PART 3
April 11, 1999
* Consider a request by Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to sponsor a federal grant application from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for child mental health services. * Contract for a substance abuse treatment program for adult criminal offenders.
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 11, 1999
* Recognize the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team, which placed third in last month’s National Junior College Athletic Assn. Div. II National Tournament. * Oversee presentation of sweatshirts to residents of Kansas University’s GSP/Corbin Residence Hall for participation in the city’s Fire Safety Program.
S MARKER MYSTERY SOLVED
April 11, 1999
A Civil War veteran’s tombstone will be returned to the family cemetery where it belongs Monday, thanks to the efforts of several people brought together by a search for the monument’s rightful place.
NED KEHDE COLUMN
April 11, 1999
Seven months ago Howard Happ said farewell to the clamorous high school hallways of Shawnee Mission West in Overland Park. For 38 years, Happ was a high school math teacher who was consumed by a passion for fishing.
CITY CAN RECYCLE FROM THE CURB
April 11, 1999
Lawrence residents’ grass clippings get recycled into compost for city landscaping.
MERCANTILE HOME TO MOST COUNTY MORTGAGES
April 11, 1999
Low interest rates and a strong economy made for a busy year for mortgage lenders.
BUSINESS BRIEFS
April 11, 1999
Faces and places Mike Schreiber has joined Callahan Creek as vice president of account management. The Topeka marketing firm will move its headquarters to Lawrence later this year.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES KEEP CEOS FLUSH
April 11, 1999
The AFL-CIO says CEOs have been too cozy too long with the men and women who decide their pay.
GARDEN SPOT
April 11, 1999
A local garden comes alive with color in spring. Just don’t blink or you might miss it.
ANCIENT WONDERS MAKE EGYPT A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
April 11, 1999
The Great Pyramid of Giza and other Egyptian monuments continue to inspire.
CENTURY-OLD CLUB: LITERARY CLUB MEETS FOR INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL STIMULATION
April 11, 1999
The Kanwaka Literary Club will mark its 100th anniversary with a luncheon Thursday at Stull United Methodist Church.
S SOCCERS EARNS DRAW WITH STLOUIS
April 11, 1999
Although spring is a time for exhibition games, the Kansas University women’s soccer team showed its new coach what it is capable of Saturday. Kansas tied St. Louis University, 1-1, at SuperTarget Field, but showed coach Mark Francis that the Jayhawks are capable of improving despite losing several key players after the fall session.
DEPARTING COMMISSIONERS LEAVING LEGACIES
April 11, 1999
Three city commissioners leaving office Tuesday night have worked a combined 18 years to make Lawrence a better place to live.
VOLUNTEERS GIVE FACELIFTS TO 14 HOMES
April 11, 1999
Volunteers helped local low-income homeowners with some spring renovation projects Saturday.
CALDER PICKETT
April 11, 1999
Some of my rambling observations, a little about politics, and movies, and sports, and TV ads, and great minds, and other matters: We passed up the Academy awards, but I do wish I had seen Whoopi dressed up like Queen Elizabeth. At one time I’d have sat enthralled at the big show. Now it’s a celebrity parade, marked this year by the presence of Monica the celebrity. If these people filled out application forms would they write “celebrity” alongside “occupation”? “
CITY ADULT SLOW-PITCH IS BOOMING AGAIN
April 11, 1999
After several years of stagnation, city adult slow-pitch is booming again. Bob Stanclift, adult sports supervisor for the parks and recreation department, expects a record number of teams will participate in the city’s summer slow-pitch program.
SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA FOR 4.12.99
April 11, 1999
School board meeting will focus on TIF
HOSPITALS FOR APRIL 11
April 11, 1999
Births Joe and Rebecca Gant, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
BILL MAYER COLUMN
April 11, 1999
The Kansas University athletics family has been richly blessed by a number of wonderful people who so productively have woven themselves into the fabric over a long period of time. You think immediately of the Phog Allens and Don Fambroughs, but you need also to drop into the mix the likes of retired coach-administrator Floyd Temple and football office icons Marge Hazlett and Carole Hadl.
KU TRACK
April 11, 1999
Kansas’ Scott Russell won the discus, hammer and javelin throws and was second in the shot put, pacing Kansas to the Woodman Track Classic title on Saturday at Cessna Stadium. The Jayhawks combined men’s and women’s teams to score 275 points. Wichita State placed second at 259, while UMKC was third in 241.
MURPHY REVVED UP FOR KU SPRING DRILLS
April 11, 1999
Chaz Murphy is more U-Haul truck than Ferrari sports car these days. “Once I learn the plays and get the full-blown enthusiasm going, then I can go 100 mph,” Murphy, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4, 252-pound outside linebacker from Garden City Community College, said. “Right now, I’m about 85, 90 mph.”
MORE ANIMALS MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME IN KANSAS
April 11, 1999
Kansas has more animal species than it did eight years ago, reports the co-author of a newly revised handbook on Kansas animal species available free from the Kansas Biological Survey. “A Checklist of the Vertebrate Animals of Kansas,” by George Potts, Joe Collins and Kate Shaw, can be picked up at the survey’s office in Foley Hall on the Kansas University West Campus. It also is available to those who send a self-addressed envelope with $1.32 postage to KBS, 2041 Constant Ave., Lawrence 66047.
April 11, 1999
The only schism in the 100-year-old club came in 1929 when a prospective was rejected.
HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR SHOW GRATITUDE FOR LIFE
April 11, 1999
For Dale Currant, a Feb. 14 heart attack wasn’t fatal, thanks to the quick actions of Lawrence’s emergency personnel.
ITZHAK PERLMAN GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE
April 11, 1999
Itzhak Perlman is considered the world’s top violinist, and based on his performance Saturday night at the Lied Center, there’s no reason to believe he’s going to give up that title any time soon. Music lovers filled the seats in the performance hall to hear a one-night-only concert by Perlman, who was accompanied by pianist Rohan de Silva, a native of Sri Lanka. The violinist last performed at Kansas University in October 1990, when he took the stage at Hoch Auditorium for another sold-out show.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
April 11, 1999
Tuesday’s meeting will be time for hails and farewells — plus a few awards, several speeches and two votes regarding the city’s future leadership to boot. Here’s the rundown for the “regular agenda” portion of the meeting, which will be the last for outgoing Commissioners Bonnie Augustine, Bob Moody and John Nalbandian and the first for incoming commissioners Jim Henry, Mike Rundle and David Dunfield: