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April 16, 1999
Lawrence residents rushed to file their tax forms late Thursday night.
A RUNDOWN OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENTS-
April 16, 1999
Here’s a brief look at the four development projects that are under way or planned for downtown Lawrence. Kansas Seed House
S 1999-2000 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
April 16, 1999
DATE OPPONENT SITE Nov. 19 Fairfield Allen Fieldhouse
CAR SEAT SOUNDOFF
April 16, 1999
Does the local health department or any car dealership plan to do a car seat safety check again in the near future? The Douglas County Safe Kids Coalition is planning a car seat safety check for June; the date will be announced soon.
AVELINA ROMERO OBITUARY
April 16, 1999
AVELINA ROMERO Mass of Christian Burial for Avelina Romero, 89, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
GOVERNOR TO HELP CHAMBER CELEBRATE PROGRESS
April 16, 1999
Graves is expected to speak about cooperation between state and local officials on economic development issues and the Legislature’s upcoming wrap-up session.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
April 16, 1999
KU softball team sweeps Shockers
SUPERINTENDENT RESIGNS IN BALDWIN
April 16, 1999
Saying “it’s time to move along,” the superintendent of Baldwin schools is leaving the district this summer. John Nuspl, superintendent in Baldwin for eight years, announced his resignation to the school board earlier this week.
GRANDSONS KEEP BUILDING TRADITION THROUGH COMPANY
April 16, 1999
A family-owned commercial construction company still prides itself on a being a traditional contractor.
PINE FAMILY MAINTAINS LAWRENCE GREENHOUSE
April 16, 1999
For 37 years, the Pine family in North Lawrence has been supplying local residents with plants, flowers and trees.
CLEAN-UP SCHEDULED FOR CLINTON LAKE
April 16, 1999
Douglas County residents can help Mother Nature with her annual spring cleaning Saturday at Clinton Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is coordinating the 16th annual clean-up, which invariably yields a mound of cans, bottles, fast food wrappers and assorted junk.
HEALTH FOUNDATION GIVES CHIP GRANT
April 16, 1999
Health foundation grant supports local program
DCAP TO HOLD WALK FOR HEALTH
April 16, 1999
AIDS project holding benefit walk Saturday
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR FRIDAY
April 16, 1999
Dow racks up another record high: 10,462
CLOSE
April 16, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.49; soybeans, $4.55; milo, $1.68; corn, $1.85. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.55; milo, NA; corn, $1.86. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.54; soybeans, $4.55; milo, $1.68; corn, $1.90.
S BASKETBALL AWARDS
April 16, 1999
Awards announced by Kansas’ men’s basketball team at the squad’s postseason banquet on Thursday night: Phog Allen Most Valuable Player Award Ryan Robertson
FATHER, SON SHARE PRACTICEWISDOM
April 16, 1999
Father-and-son dentists enjoy working together and seeing generations of patients in their practice launched in 1945.
INANE COMMENTS
April 16, 1999
To the editor: Sen. Brownback’s assertion that abortion is draining the labor pool is, beyond doubt, the most inane, impertinent, irrelevant and illogical observation yet to be expounded upon by a national legislator. As the world teeters on the brink of fatal imbalance from human overpopulation, and as our jail and prison populations exceed 1,000,000, one might easily and correctly infer that we have done a very poor job with the children already born. If, after his idiotic proclamation, Sen. Brownback wins re-election, it will provide clear and incontrovertible evidence that the dumbing down of America has been fully successful.
LMH TRIATHLON
April 16, 1999
Would you like to run in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital triathlon on June 27? If you’re considering it, now’s the time to start training for the grueling three-event (swimming, biking and running) competition.
BEST BETS
April 16, 1999
TODAY KU Jazz Festival, featuring Dave Douglas Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
KU UNVEILS NON-CONFERENCE SLATE
April 16, 1999
Kansas University’s 1999-2000 non-conference men’s basketball schedule will have a decidedly Big Ten feel to it. The Jayhawks will play host to 1999 Final Four participant Ohio State, and will hit the road for dates with Iowa and Illinois, KU officials announced Thursday in unveiling the 13-game slate.
ELINOR SUE ROBERTS EVANS OBITUARY
April 16, 1999
ELINOR SUE ROBERTS EVANS Marshall, Mo. — Graveside services for Elinor Sue Roberts Evans, 67, Laurie, Mo., will be held at11 a.m. Saturday at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Mo.
S NOT JUST ASPARAGUS ANYMORE
April 16, 1999
A farm rooted in asparagus has seen business bloom in many other directions.
ADMINISTRATOR GUNG-HO FOR DOWNTOWN
April 16, 1999
Downtown Lawrence has a new administrator who wants to promote downtown as an attraction.
S PROGRAMMING REFLECTS SHIFT IN CULTURE
April 16, 1999
The director of Lawrence’s largest performance hall realizes its programming must fit the needs of current as well as future audiences.
EAGLE BEND TEES UP FOR FIRST FULL SEASON OF PLAY
April 16, 1999
This year will mark the first full season of operation for the city’s golf course near Clinton Lake. Golfing is as popular as ever in the area.
GOVERNMENTS HOPE TO WORK COOPERATIVELY
April 16, 1999
It was a goal of the Futures Planning Conference. And while city, county and school officials are doing their best to work together, any projects the three might plan together are on hold for the time being.
SOUTH IOWA DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES - MORE SLOWLY
April 16, 1999
Construction on South Iowa Street hasn’t busted following the boom times of recent years, but the pace of development has slowed somewhat.
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER CONSIDERS MOVE TO NEW SITE
April 16, 1999
Local officials are looking forward to new plans for relocating the Lawrence Arts Center to a site on downtown’s New Hampshire Street.
NEW RADIOS AID COMMUNICATION
April 16, 1999
The Lawrence Police Department’s new radio system will allow officers to communicate with other law authorities.
KU PROFESSOR LOOKS AT LAWRENCE AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM
April 16, 1999
A KU associate dean taught a class last spring called “Biography of a City: Lawrence.” Today, he talks about the past and future of the city he calls home.
4-16 DO YOU AGREE WITH SAM BROWNBACK THAT ABORTION HAS LED
April 16, 1999
Do you agree with Sam Brownback that abortion has led to a declining work force and decreasing Social Security funds? Mollie Divine,
BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL
April 16, 1999
A 56-year-old homeless woman was bound over for trial Thursday for the March 15 robbery of US Bank.
FLOW
April 16, 1999
As director of emergency management for Douglas County, Paula Phillips went fishing for information Thursday afternoon. After unlocking a manual river gauge attached to the railing of the Kansas River Bridge, Phillips lowered a metal weight from the end of a wire until it barely touched the surface of the rushing river below.
CORNER DRUGSTORE ONE OF OLDEST WEST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER
April 16, 1999
A pharmacy at Eighth and Massachusetts in downtown Lawrence dates back to the early days of the city.
FSHS ATHLETE OF WEEK
April 16, 1999
Alyssa Humbarger, Free State High
LHS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
April 16, 1999
Dustin Myers, Lawrence High Class: Senior.
DOTTA RUTH COX OBITUARY
April 16, 1999
DOTTA RUTH COX Santa Maria, Calif. — Graveside services for Dotta Ruth Cox, 71, Oceano, Calif., were held Saturday, March 13, at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
ATTORNEY EXITS MANSLAUGHTER CASE
April 16, 1999
Citing irreconcilable differences, attorney Robert Hecht no longer will be sitting next to a Lawrence day-care provider when she appears in court for her involuntary manslaughter case. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone granted Hecht’s request Thursday to withdraw as Angela Bird’s attorney.
MOIRA LEE MURFIN
April 16, 1999
Services for Moira Lee Murfin, 76, Wichita, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita. Mrs. Murfin died Thursday, April 15, 1999.
PATRICIA MARKLE PILEY OBITUARY
April 16, 1999
PATRICIA MARKLE PILEY Private memorial services for Patricia Markle Piley, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.
RELIGION BRIEFS
April 16, 1999
First Southern Baptist “This is Really Living!” will be the message Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth. The Rev. Tom Stallworth will use Proverbs 3:1-8 as the text for this sermon about God’s principles for a good life. On Sunday, Bible study groups meet at 9:15 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6:30 p.m.
KU BASKETBALL BANQUET CUTLINES
April 16, 1999
Earl Richardson/Journal-World Photos After receiving the Forrest C. Allen Most Valuable Player award at Thursday night’s KU Basketball Banquet, KU senior guard Ryan Robertson, right, shares a moment with Allen’s son, Dr. Bob Allen.
FARMERS PREDICT ALTERED PLANTS TO BECOME BIG
April 16, 1999
Nutraceuticals is predicted to be the coming thing in post-millennium farming.
EXTENSION AGENTS COVER VARIETY OF TOPICS
April 16, 1999
From cattle to calories, the Douglas County Research and Extension office covers a wide range of topics.
WINTERLIKE WEATHER SPRINGS BACK
April 16, 1999
Snow forecasted for today and tonight is not expected to accumulate, the National Weather Service said.
SJHS HOPPING WITH ACTIVITY
April 16, 1999
During the month of March, South teachers and staff recognized 59 students for outstanding citizenship, academic performance and/or effort. Congratulations to all those South stars! A drawing was then held to select students from each grade to be Lucky Stars for the month of March. The winners received a certificate and a free movie pass. The winners were: seventh grade, Charles Helmer and Lindsey Templeton; eighth grade, Colin Hamel and Brandon Womack; and ninth grade, Tracie Flory and ShiAnne Young. *
NATIONAL MUSICAL GROUPS PUSH LOCALS OUT OF CLUBS
April 16, 1999
Area groups have venues to play in, but they face competition from nationally renowned musicians.
100 YEARS AGO
April 16, 1999
On April 16, 1899, the Lawrence Journal described “Some Bad Habits” noting the loafing habit referring to those who will not accept work, the chicken habit concerning those who left their fowl running at large in the city, the street car cleaning on a public street, the bad ways of contractors in leaving their work area a mess and the sample and approval habits concerning requests made regarding goods for sale at local stores.
PURPLE MARTIN DAY TO BE HELD SUNDAY
April 16, 1999
Bird lovers for the second year in a row will have the opportunity to see one of the largest colonies of purple martins in Kansas. Franklin and Bethany Bidinger will open their yard to the public for the second annual “Purple Martin Day.”
TASK FORCES HELP WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS
April 16, 1999
A host of committees, task forces and special interest groups help make sure the work of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce gets done. These groups, made up of chamber members and staff members, cover a variety of topics. Here’s a roundup of the chamber’s numerous committees and task forces: Douglas County Development Inc.
EAST HILLS BUSINESSES SPROUTING
April 16, 1999
Seven companies, more than 1,200 jobs and nearly $100 million in investments add up to a growing East Hills Business Park.
CHAMBER CHAIRMAN PLEASED WITH PAST YEAR
April 16, 1999
The outgoing chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is satisfied with the course he has helped chart.
DANCE CITY TO EXPAND, MOVE INTO NEW FACILITY
April 16, 1999
A new building will allow Dance City to expand its existing program.
PROGRESS/ MCGREW REAL ESTATE FAMILY
April 16, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo The McGrew family, from left, Patty, Michael, Marcy and John, started in real estate in 1951 in a building at 806 Mass., shown in the photo.
UNIVERSITY LEADERS GIVE REFORM BILL A FAILING GRADE
April 16, 1999
A bill that would dramatically reform the governance structure of higher education in Kansas has state university leaders on pins and needles.
LAWRENCE ALWAYS EAGER TO GO TO THE MOVIES
April 16, 1999
Lawrence’s connection to Hollywood began with the filming of “The Day After,” and the city and its residents have had an occasional presence on the screen since then.
NEW JAIL READY FOR JUNE OPENING
April 16, 1999
A new $22 million, 196-bed jail should be big enough to take care of Douglas County’s needs for at least 20 years, consultants say.
LAWRENCE AREA SHOWCASED AS A CULTURAL DESTINATION
April 16, 1999
Arts groups are coming together to plan and promote Lawrence as a great place for culture.
HEALTH AGENCIES LOOK FORWARD TO MOVE TO NEW OFFICE BUILDING
April 16, 1999
Moving day for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Visiting Nurses Association of Douglas County and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is near.
KANSAS D-LINE HOPES TO IMPROVE
April 16, 1999
KU’s defensive line will return intact next year — a good-news, bad-news proposition since the Jayhawks were among the worst teams in the country last season against the run.
GAS PAINS
April 16, 1999
A cure for the common cold may be closer than a valid explanation of why gasoline prices change. There are so many mysteries in life that most of us cannot hope to live long enough to see resolutions to such problems as the common cold, the invasion of arthritis and senility and what makes gasoline prices go up and down.
DOWNTOWN A VIBRANT RETAIL CENTER
April 16, 1999
Downtown Lawrence again proves its resilience, as the area prepares to welcome new retail, office and housing projects.
JAMES LINDSEY OBITUARY
April 16, 1999
JAMES LINDSEY Services for James Lindsey, 87, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE WELCOMES NEW FACESIDEAS
April 16, 1999
Three of the five Douglas County Extension agents have taken other positions, but office representatives say their experience isn’t lost.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
April 16, 1999
TODAY 10:30 a.m.: Storytime for toddlers and preschool children, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Registration required for toddlers.
KANSAS SENATOR EXPLAINS STAND ON SOCIAL SECURITY
April 16, 1999
During the recent congressional recess, I held a series of town hall meetings throughout Kansas regarding Social Security, taxes and the national debt. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk to people who are impacted by the problems with our Social Security system. I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss some of the ideas developed during this tour as well as respond to a recent spate of newspaper articles that have grossly misrepresented my position on Social Security and called into question my adamant belief that women have the right to pursue any career they so desire. Clearly, we have a problem funding Social Security benefits with the aging of the baby boomer generation, but I am not advocating that we solve it with bigger families.
CLOSE
April 16, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,462.72
BLOTTER
April 16, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
CLEANUP LIABILITY CONCERNS OZ FOES
April 16, 1999
Before lawmakers went on break Saturday, the House refused to accept an Oz tax-break bill, leaving opponents convinced they may have a shot at killing it for good.
THIRFT STORES OFFER A DIFFERENT RECYCLING
April 16, 1999
Several groups in Lawrence have found a way to finance their good works with other peoples’ cast-offs.
WASTE COLLECTION SET TO BEGIN
April 16, 1999
Need to trash those old 9-volt batteries and half-full cans of D-Con Four Gone and Rave hairspray? Check out Saturday’s household hazardous waste collection event.
STABILITY OF DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOODS UP TO THEIR RESIDENTS
April 16, 1999
Quality of life in Lawrence’s downtown neighborhoods depends on the commitment and perseverance of leaders who live in those areas.
BUSINESS OWNER NAMED OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER
April 16, 1999
Debbie Liddel has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
COMPANIES
April 16, 1999
The president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the “clean” industry located here.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, STAFF PHOTO
April 16, 1999
Good Morning! The early-rising Deerfield Elementary staff poses for a yearbook picutre at 7:45 a.m. The photo was taken by Barry Frank and submitted by the Deerfield office staff. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
RUN TO CLOSE HIKE PATH
April 16, 1999
The South Lawrence Trafficway hike-and-bike path will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday during the annual Raintree Run. Between 1,000 and 1,200 runners are expected for the 5K and half-marathon runs. Some traffic delays are expected where the path intersects with streets, including the trafficway. For more information see page XX.
BOARD HELPS GUIDE CHAMBER ACTIVITIES
April 16, 1999
The following board members serve as officers for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ann Gardner
LAWRENCE BANKING INDUSTRY BOOMING
April 16, 1999
As the Lawrence economy goes, so goes the local banking business.
April 16, 1999
The head of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce hopes the city will continue to grow and attract diverse residents while retaining its unique flavor.
CITIES, LIQUOR INDUSTRY TO HASH OUT CHANGES IN REGULATIONS
April 16, 1999
Revisions to the state’s liquor laws must wait at least one more year.
NEW GROCERY STORES SET SITES IN BOOMING WEST LAWRENCE
April 16, 1999
New groceries are coming to the west side of Lawrence, but nothing new is slated for the eastern side of town.
BED AND BREAKFASTS OFFER GET-AWAYS
April 16, 1999
Bed and breakfasts offer all the comforts of home, and then some, with none of the worry.
POPULATION INCREASE TAKES TOLL ON LAW ENFORCEMENT
April 16, 1999
Douglas County’s growth means law enforcement is spending more and more time responding to calls for service and less time doing follow-up work.
ROBERTSON GARNERS MVP AWARD
April 16, 1999
Ryan Robertson was named team MVP at the Kansas men’s basketball awards dinner on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
HOSPITAL FOR APRIL 16
April 16, 1999
Births Lynne Manker and Pete Flory, Baldwin, a girl, Wednesday.
GROWTH
April 16, 1999
A plan to relocate two stations and build a new one seems to make the most financial sense for the county, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials say.
PAST
April 16, 1999
Downtown venues have been around a long time, but under different names.
LAWRENCE BUSINESS PARKS AIMING TO PLEASE
April 16, 1999
Business parks in Lawrence range from build-to-suit operations to high-tech meccas for laboratory and professional-office uses.
DANCE GALLERY SET TO MOVE THIS FALL
April 16, 1999
Dance Gallery is moving one of its studios into a new building that is scheduled to open this fall.
LOCAL ARCHITECTS ATTRACTING BUSINESS NATIONALLY
April 16, 1999
Lawrence architects do work much farther south than Baldwin, farther east than Eudora, farther north than Oskaloosa and farther west than Stull.
RELAX
April 16, 1999
A $20,000 study is helping Lawrence officials work on plans for tapping into the multimillion-dollar tourism market.
PROPERTY VALUES INCREASING IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE
April 16, 1999
Property values in downtown Lawrence have increased in recent years, fueled, in part, by national retailers.
YOUNG NAMES MANAGING PARTNER
April 16, 1999
The Kansas City area’s largest accounting firm will get a new managing partner this fall. Ernst & Young LLP said Kansas City native Stephen Clifford would take over the firm Oct. 1, replacing Michael Morissey, who is retiring after 14 years with the firm.
NORTH LAWRENCE STRUGGLES WITH DEVELOPMENT
April 16, 1999
The small-town character of North Lawrence is a blessing to residents, but the area’s commercial sector has been a disappointment in recent months.
PROFESSIONALS KEEP CHAMBER HUMMING
April 16, 1999
Staff members organize and oversee the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Trafficway foes drum up opposition
April 16, 1999
By Kendrick Blackwood A public meeting about the South Lawrence Trafficway brought people to the same room but not the same side of the controversial issue.
COUPLE CONTRIBUTE THOUSANDS OF HOURS TO COMMUNITY
April 16, 1999
Al and Julie Hack say it’s easy to get involved in a community like Lawrence, where they have lived for the last 50 years.
CHURCH BUILDING SPIRITUAL CAMPUS
April 16, 1999
First Church of the Nazarene will move in early 2000 from its location on Massachusetts Street to a new church campus, which will be built on 91 acres southeast of Lawrence.
CHURCH ATTENDANCE INCREASING
April 16, 1999
An informal survey of Lawrence churches indicates a growing quest for answers to the hurly-burly of life and the desire for a community of sharing is drawing more people to weekly worship services.