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April 28, 1999
Journal-Worlfd Writer The nation shouldn’t wait until Hollywood or Washington, D.C., makes changes in the violent culture peddled to youths through music, video games and movies, said Sen. Sam Brownback, who is advocating a “cultural renewal.”
JOSEPH W. MCCHESNEY OBITUARY
April 28, 1999
JOSEPH W. MCCHESNEY Cambridge — Services for Joseph W. McChesney, 71, Dexter, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cambridge Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
HUD GRANT TO HELP RESIDENTS MAINTAIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING
April 28, 1999
Three Lawrence apartments are scheduled to lose federal affordable housing subsidies in the next 18 months.
LAWRENCE TO UNLEASH PAVING CREWS
April 28, 1999
The city’s annual overlay and curb repair program will repave 35 streets at a cost of $1.25 million.
ORANGE BARRELS TO BE COMMON SUMMER SIGHT
April 28, 1999
Crews are poised to pour 18,875 tons of fresh, smooth pavement atop 35 streets, a library parking lot and an airport pavement patch this spring and summer in Lawrence.
ALLEN R. QUAKENBUSH OBITUARY
April 28, 1999
ALLEN R. QUAKENBUSH Beloit — Services for Allen R. Quakenbush, 44, Topeka, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the McDonald Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
LOIS L. HANSON SERVICES
April 28, 1999
LOIS L. HANSON Services for Lois L. Hanson, 93, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery.
JAMES ERIC THRASHER OBITUARY
April 28, 1999
JAMES ERIC THRASHER Services for James Eric Thrasher, 53, Lawrence, will be private.
WET WEATHER WORRYING FARMERS
April 28, 1999
Recent rains have pushed corn planting back and created a risk of disease in wheat crops, local agricultural officials said.
NEW BILLS ON THE WAY TO KPS CUSTOMERS
April 28, 1999
The changes are meant to address Year 2000 issues and prepare the company for further deregulation of the industry.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
April 28, 1999
Southern Union ups bid for Southwest Gas
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April 28, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.38; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.63; corn, $1.82. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.47; milo, NA; corn, $1.83. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.47; milo, $1.63; corn, $1.87.
APR28-25
April 28, 1999
Dan Wessel, a Kansas University student trying to launch another “flying machine” in the area of Potter Lake, had another dud and his device, which sailed off a ramp, failed to fly. Nobody was hurt. Wessel later was to become a well-known Kansas City area builder, eventually shedding his tongue-in-cheek moniker of “The Great Wesseloni.” Local and state records showed that the new 55 mph driving speed limit was being ignored by a great majority of motorists and officials called for severe crackdowns to bring people into line.
USE CARE WHEN PICKING MUSHROOMS
April 28, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Warm weather and heavy rains signal open season for mushroom hunters. These tasty treats can be gathered when conditions are right, but Spencer Tomb, associate professor of biology at Kansas State University, said beware of what you gather.
MENU
April 28, 1999
In addition to the main dish choice listed below, all Lawrence public schools will offer at least two other choices for lunch. These choices may be a hamburger, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a school sack lunch, or all three, depending on the individual school. All elementary schools will have available to students fruit and vegetable bars. Junior highs and high schools offer an even wider variety of choices.
BLOTTER
April 28, 1999
Law enforcement report Police reports
S PROPOSED FALL BREAK?
April 28, 1999
How do you feel about KU’s proposed fall break? Kelly Leonard,
S HOUSE VANDALIZED
April 28, 1999
While County Commission Chairman Dean Nieder was in Seattle learning how to run the county, someone or several someones decided to learn more about what was in his Lone Star-area house and then trash it. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the break-in at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday by a 911 hang-up call made from the house. They arrived to find extensive damage but no suspects.
S GOING ON WITH THE PROJECT IN DEERFIELD PARK?
April 28, 1999
When will the construction be done in Deerfield Park? Is it on schedule, under or over budget, who is paying for it? Will they put the park back the way it was, because the construction people have torn it apart? City Manager Mike Wildgen’s response: “Deerfield Park was an access point for the contractor doing the storm sewer work to the west. It is about 98 percent finished, was within the budget and is being paid for by the city at large and property owners in a benefit district.
UNDERBERG WILL GET OUT OF JAIL EARLY
April 28, 1999
A Douglas County District Court judge reconsidered sentencing for a Baldwin man Tuesday, sparing him a year in jail for three counts of endangering a child. James T. Underberg will serve two years of probation, Judge Robert Fairchild ruled, modifying the punishment he handed down in March for the 56-year-old man.
LAX ENFORCEMENT
April 28, 1999
To the editor: My wife and I went to two auctions over the weekend, both on the west side of town. There were a number of vehicles parked illegally at both, on the wrong side of the road, next to a fire hydrant, at an angle ON the corner, etc.
APR28-40
April 28, 1999
A poison control center was opened at Lawrence Memorial Hospital under the leadership of pediatric physician Vern Branson. The local center was only one of eight in the state. Kansas University received its largest research contract to date, $156,800, from the Atomic Energy Commission, to continue high-pressure chemistry under the direction of Paul Gilles.
KU NAMES FINALISTS FOR LIBRARY DEAN
April 28, 1999
Three veteran librarians competing for the job of library dean at Kansas University will be on campus for interviews.
CHAMPION TREE FACES DEVELOPMENT FOE
April 28, 1999
A state champion tree in Lawrence may have to make way for development.
ADAMS LENDS KUMC STUDENTS ADVICE
April 28, 1999
The real “Patch” Adams urged Kansas University Medical Center students to buck the system if it compromises their beliefs.
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April 28, 1999
The door of my freezer was accidentally left open overnight. Is the food safe to refreeze? You may safely refreeze foods that have thawed if they still contain adequate ice crystals or if they are still cold — below 40 degrees Fahrenheit — and have been held at this temperature no longer than 1 or 2 days after thawing. I define “adequate ice crystals” as those foods that still contain ice in their tissues even if the individual pieces may be able to be separated. In addition, dense foods, or ones that pack solidly, might have a firm-to-hard core of ice in the middle of the package, plus crystals in the tissues.
S WORK FEATURED ON HGTV
April 28, 1999
Local architect featured on HGTV
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE PASSES HIGHER ED REFORM BILL
April 28, 1999
Reform of the state’s higher education system, which includes KU, moved closer to reality at a conference committee meeting.
RAIN DELAY IS REASON TO REJOICE
April 28, 1999
While the precipitation we’ve had during the past week will keep early gardeners from having their tomatoes in the ground on May 1, the benefits of the rain will be worth the wait. The slow, steady rains have soaked deep into the earth. Since we didn’t have substantial snowfall this year, we will have to rely on these spring rains for the subsoil moisture that will sustain our gardens into early summer.
KU HONORS CENTER FOUNDER, OUTSTANDING WOMEN
April 28, 1999
The Women’s Recognition Program honors administrators, faculty and students who have distinguished themselves at KU.
KIND STRANGERS TURN DEAD BATTERY INTO POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
April 28, 1999
It was Thursday, raining and I was late leaving Lawrence on the road to Ames, Iowa, to be part of a panel talking to Iowa State journalism students about the joys and challenges of working on a newspaper. Heading up Interstate 35, I flipped off the radio after listening to all I could handle from another expert, questioning the reaction time of the SWAT team at Columbine High School in Colorado.
KU APRIL BRIEFS-WHIRLWIND, AIDS, YOUTH, MANN, NATIVE STUDY
April 28, 1999
Faculty to take whirlwind tour of state
CITY BRIEFS - CITY LINES UP AUCTION FOR EVIDENCE, FOUND ITEMS
April 28, 1999
Weekend auction set for seized, found items
BOMB THREAT INTERRUPTS AREA SCHOOL
April 28, 1999
The Jefferson County sheriff said investigators have narrowed their search for a culprit to two student suspects whom they planned to question.
DOUGLAS COUNTY CHAMPION TREES
April 28, 1999
TOP TREES Here are Douglas County’s state champion trees:
HOSPITALS APRIL 28
April 28, 1999
Births David and Alison Reber, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
KAW FORECAST TO CREST
April 28, 1999
The Kansas River is expected to crest just above flood stage today at Lecompton and Lawrence. The river is expected to crest at 18 feet — a foot above flood stage — at Lecompton sometime this morning, and at 18.5 feet — 1/2-foot above flood stage — in Lawrence this afternoon, said Mike Akulow, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
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April 28, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,831.71
SCHOOL VIOLENCE: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
April 28, 1999
These days, as I try to find meaning in mayhem and make sense of massacre, there is a phrase that keeps echoing in my mind: “So, what are we gonna do about it?” It comes to me in, of all things, the voice of the comic Richard Pryor. He had a routine about the time when he was hospitalized and Jim Brown came to visit. The comedian was trying to con himself and his friend about the drug addiction that had landed him in the burn unit.
SPACE EXPLORATION
April 28, 1999
The need for more space for the Lawrence Police Department gives the city the opportunity to locate a second base of police operations in a different part of Lawrence. It’s easy to juggle figures to prove a point, but it doesn’t appear any exaggerations are needed to make the case that the Lawrence Police Department needs more space.
LIDA LOU BARBER OBITUARY
April 28, 1999
LIDA LOU BARBER Topeka — Memorial services for Lida Lou Barber, 81, Eudora, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Cremation has been held and inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
OLD HOME TOWN
April 28, 1999
On April 28, 1899, the Lawrence Journal in its “Kansas University Items” reported: “A large body of students assembled in the chapel (in Fraser hall) this morning in response to the call for a mass meeting. The object of the meeting was to work up enthusiasm for the Missouri base ball game which will be played on McCook field held tomorrow afternoon. Chancellor Snow and Professor Green were the principal speakers.”
IS NATO IN LOSE-LOSE SITUATION?
April 28, 1999
When Sen. Richard Lugar said, six years ago, that NATO must either “go out of area or out of business,” he may have underestimated NATO. It may be doing both. NATO is pleased as punch to remain unified while waging war for more than a month without suffering a single casualty. However, unity was strained when the alliance escalated “the battle between good and evil, between civilization and barbarity” (Prime Minister Blair’s words) by bombing a television station. This was part of Phase II of this tidy war to produce a “permissive environment” for troops to deliver Kosovars into “substantial autonomy” under the man NATO depicts as a Balkan Hitler.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
April 28, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
April 28, 1999
The pool started with 1.2 million high school juniors from 20,000 high schools throughout the United States. By the time they were seniors the field had been cut to 15,000. And today, a mere 2,400 students who entered the National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition will walk away with a $2,000 scholarship.