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KANSAS RELAYS TO RETURN IN 2000
August 5, 1999
The Kansas Relays, called off the past two years because of renovation work at Memorial Stadium, will be back in 2000. The return of the Relays, scheduled for April 19-22, will be made possible by a Rekortan resurfacing of the Memorial Stadium track, scheduled for early October.
DALE MORRIS JOHNSON OBITUARY
August 5, 1999
DALE MORRIS JOHNSON Memorial services for Dale Morris Johnson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private family inurnment services will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence.
EDWARD LEO VOGEL OBITUARY
August 5, 1999
EDWARD LEO VOGEL Kansas City, Mo. — Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Leo Vogel, 69, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Christ the King Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Mo.
KANSAS GOP CHAIRMAN SEEKS TO UNIFY PARTY
August 5, 1999
The state’s GOP chairman — a moderate — stopped in Lawrence to visit with area Republicans Wednesday night. Conservative GOP leaders from the area did not attend.
PLATE
August 5, 1999
Two groups of American Indian children and teen-agers will have their eyes on the road this weekend. One group will travel to the All Native American Youth Basketball Camp in Powhattan. The other will stay in Lawrence and sell Indian Tacos to raise money for trips.
SALON OWNER HOPES HE CAN REOPEN SOON
August 5, 1999
Hairstylist and stained-glass artist Bob Brown thinks it’ll be two to three weeks before he’s back in business in downtown Lawrence. A roof fire Friday at 727 Mass. caused smoke and water damage to Hair Station/Bob Brown Co., businesses that mix two of Brown’s interests.
AUTO TAB
August 5, 1999
J-W Staff Reports With at least one more heat spell sure to come before summer ends, Lawrence auto technicians say simple precautions should be top on the list for car owners.
CLOTHING STOLEN FROM FAIR
August 5, 1999
Douglas County Free Fair workers are dealing with thefts from clothing displays.
OH, THE IRONY
August 5, 1999
To the editor: As usual, there are two sides to Dick Walker’s story in his July 30 letter, but Mr. Walker tells only one. He chooses to ignore his own leading role in the unfortunate near-miss he described, and tries instead to smear and intimidate cyclists in order to justify his own reckless driving, poor judgment and senseless refusal to slow down.
VIDEO CLIPS
August 5, 1999
October Sky Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, William Lee Scott and Laura Dern. Four boys in a West Virginia mining town are inspired by the launching of Sputnik to create their own spaceship in a film that never seems cliched or predictable. This fact-based coming-of-age tale is simply a great movie-going experience. PG.
BEST BETS
August 5, 1999
TODAY John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.
BEST BETS
August 5, 1999
1) Country crooner Lyle Lovett and his Large Band,
WILL THE REMODELED CEDAR CREST BE ADA ACCESSIBLE?
August 5, 1999
I enjoyed the feature story on the restoration of Cedar Crest in Topeka. When that project is finished will the governor’s mansion be handicap accessible? “Yes and no,” said Bob Schulte, vice president of Lawrence-based Gene Fritzel Construction Co., general contractor for the yearlong renovation project in Topeka.
SOFTBALL FUND-RAISER HELPS LAWRENCE BOY
August 5, 1999
McNish fund-raiser nets more than $5,000
8-5 SHOULD STUDENTS WHO BRING WEAPONS OR DRUGS TO SCHOOL
August 5, 1999
Should students who bring weapons or drugs to school lose their driver’s license? Matt Snyder,
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
August 5, 1999
TODAY Noon: Brown Bag concert, Eldridge Hotel garden area, 701 Mass.
BLOTTER
August 5, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LEAVENWORTH SCHOOLS VETERAN TAPPED AS CENTENNIAL SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
August 5, 1999
An educator with a lengthy track record in Leavenworth schools is the new assistant principal at Centennial School in Lawrence.
KU STUDENT TO FACE TRIAL FOR FAKE IDS
August 5, 1999
A Kansas University student accused of running a fake-ID outfit will stand trial, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Michael Malone bound John Jay Pickard over for trial for dealing in false IDs.
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ISSUES CLEARED UP DURING SESSION
August 5, 1999
The district’s new elementary school can remain on track for opening in August 2000 if construction begins promptly.
PUPPETS TAKE ON RELATIONSHIPSDATING
August 5, 1999
There are no off-limit topics for a Lawrence theater company’s ribald puppet show.
S PERMANENTLY CLOSED
August 5, 1999
The Lawrence Art Guild recently decided to permanently close its gallery in the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
NOTES FROM WOODSTOCK
August 5, 1999
Notes from Woodstock: Good music, costly food, overturned Mercedes Two Lawrence friends survived the mud, heat and mayhem of this summer’s biggest rock concert.
SCHOOL BOARD, COUNTY BACK N.H. PROJECT
August 5, 1999
The Downtown 2000 development tops the agenda during rare joint meeting of three governing units.
SALE OF INDIA SCHOOL MAY BE IN JEOPARDY
August 5, 1999
A tentative purchase agreement hinges on a developer’s request to obtain commercial zoning for the property.
POLLARD BACK IN TOWN AFTER SIGNING
August 5, 1999
Scot Pollard met the Sacramento Kings’ media on Tuesday, then hustled back to Lawrence Wednesday in time to speak to youths at Roy Williams’ basketball camp. The theme of his camp talk: “Life is good. Life is great. Life is fun. Let’s celebrate.”
EVENING AT FAIRGROUNDS FULL OF BULL
August 5, 1999
Fairgoers could test their vision, test their two-stepping skills or watch bullriders test their courage Wednesday at the Douglas County Free Fair.
40 YEARS AGO
August 5, 1999
Ninth Street was being widened from Tennessee to New Jersey. The temperature hit 100 after peaking at 101 the day before. The two-days-ago reading of 94 seemed cool by comparison, most agreed.
25 YEARS AGO
August 5, 1999
A plastic garbage bag containing checks and other items believed to be related to the recent murder of Gene R. Scott, 7-Eleven stores manager for the Lawrence area, was found south of Lawrence. Scott had been robbed and slain and his body had been discovered in rural Shawnee County. The annual Douglas County Fair was about to open and most farmers were hoping for rain rather than the normal fair skies and heat for the event. The severe local drought had guided agricultural thinking into that channel.
100 YEARS AGO
August 5, 1999
On Aug. 5, 1899, the Lawrence Journal told of progress in wireless telegraphy. Reprinting an article from the Cleveland Leader the story told of Marconi’s inventions, which were “remarkable appliances for sending messages many miles, through storms and darkness as well as in daylight and calm, without wires. ” At the distance of 50 miles the wonderfully sensitive instrument on one warship not only detected the existence of another vessel, but told in what direction the ship was moving. ” The mind is dazzled by the number, extent and variety of the uses to which wireless communication, with the speed of electricity, can be put, but first of all, it ought to prevent many wrecks at sea and ocean disasters. That will do well for one of the gains of the 20th century.”
BOY COULD LOSE FINGER AFTER SNAKEBITE
August 5, 1999
A 6-year-old boy may have an index finger amputated after he was bitten by a poisonous snake on Tuesday north of Lawrence.
STADIUM WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB
August 5, 1999
A one-day walkout by union employees won’t affect a construction company’s deadline to complete work on Memorial Stadium, Walton Construction Co. officials say.
TOP MOVIES
August 5, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies based on box-office totals from last weekend. Top movies
PAPERBACK CAPSULES
August 5, 1999
Park City: New and Selected Stories Ann Beattie
UMPS MISJUDGE STRIKE (ZONES)
August 5, 1999
This apple — not at all green, but somewhat sour — did not fall far from the tree. Jerry Crawford, president of the Major League Umpires Assn., their union, has been a National League umpire since 1977, two years after his father, Shag Crawford, ended his 20-year umpiring career. Crawford, unlike about two dozen colleagues, will keep his job, partly because it would be unseemly for Major League Baseball to accept the rescinded resignation of the union’s head, but primarily because he is good. Baseball America, bible of the church of baseball, ranks him the National League’s best.
MOVIES
August 5, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. Dick
RETURN TODRAFT?
August 5, 1999
Enlistment declines, foreign service demands and drop-outs are giving rise to talks about a return to some type of U.S. selective service system. The notion will be deeply disturbing to many, but thought is being given in some sectors of Congress to reviving a public service draft for young people age 18 and up.
CAR TALK
August 5, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: I leave my ‘88 Buick Park Avenue in my garage in Florida for approximately four months of the year while I’m away during the summer. I was told to have an oil change as close as possible to the time the auto will remain inactive and then to disconnect the battery. Just what is the proper thing to do for inactive periods? I saw an ad for this thing called the “Exergizer” which “exercises” your battery while you’re away. It apparently places a 65-amp load on the battery for 17 seconds twice a day. Then it recharges the battery over the next couple of hours. An audible alarm and a “fail” light come on if there are any problems. It claims that it keeps your battery in operating condition, just as if you were starting the car every day. Would this be a good idea for these long periods of inactivity? — Gerald
PESTICIDE BAN MEANINGLESS OVERSEAS
August 5, 1999
and Douglas Cohn “Banned in America” is not the label of choice for producers of pesticides, but neither is it an impediment to exporting. A combination of money politics and insufficient concern for the lives of foreign men, women and children is allowing American companies to spew poison literally on a global scale.
TATTOOS AND PIERCING ARE ON HOLD FOR MANY TEENS
August 5, 1999
Trendy tattoos and pert piercings aren’t as common in high school as students may want them to be.
KU VETERANS REPORT
August 5, 1999
Kansas University’s football veterans reported to preseason camp on Wednesday. For Greg Erb, it seemed almost as if he never left.
CAR BATTERIES TESTED BY HEAT
August 5, 1999
J-W Wire Services This summer’s headline-making heat wave is making automobiles fry and batteries fail. Whether in the searing Midwest or sweltering East or South, motorists should check the condition of their car batteries.
TUG
August 5, 1999
The Alcotts’ home in Concord. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong performing George Gershwin’s “Summertime.” A Lewis and Clark expedition campsite in Missoula, Mont. Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. An experimental breeder reactor in Idaho Falls, Idaho. These are all chips off the American block, parts of the American heritage, shards of the American experience. Separately they tell of the dreamers, crusaders, explorers, inventors, fidgeters, geniuses and visionaries who built a distinctive country and culture in only 223 years’ time. Together they stand as testimony to the variety, drive, ambition and richness of a country that began as a colony and then, irrepressibly if not inevitably, eclipsed the old empires that founded it and helped shape the end of the millennium.
CLOSE
August 5, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.51; soybeans, $4.52; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.80. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.52; milo, NA; corn, $1.79. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.51; soybeans, $4.52; milo, $1.70; corn, $1.84.
CD REVIEWS
August 5, 1999
This Time Los Lobos
CAR SALES BRIEFS
August 5, 1999
Minivan, Jeep sales propel DaimlerChrysler
HOSPITAL - AUGUST 5
August 5, 1999
Births Rick and Amy Mumford, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
-IN
August 5, 1999
A Lawrence artist uses images of shoes and eggs to make a statement.
REFLECTION OF ROLLINS, RENAISSANCE MAN OF PUNK
August 5, 1999
Side notes: Reflecting on Rollins, the renaissance man of punk Henry Rollins clearly understands the cathartic power of performance.
LAWRENCE BANDS OPEN SANDSTONE CONCERTS
August 5, 1999
Several local bands are getting a taste of the big-time this summer by opening up for big-name acts.
SURVEY: LOCALS STILL LEAVE TO SHOP
August 5, 1999
Seven out of 10 Lawrence residents shop nearly once a month in Johnson County, a new survey found. Oak Park Mall is their favorite out-of-town stop.
FORGED CHECKS PRESENT A HASSLE FOR EVERYONE, OFFICIALS SAY
August 5, 1999
Checking identification should be a standard for merchants, officials say.
JOINT MEETING REFER FOR 1A
August 5, 1999
* School district expresses concerns about sale of school property. Page 1B. * City, schools iron out site problems on new elementary school. Page 3B.
MCLOUTH SCHOOLS SET ENROLLMENT
August 5, 1999
J-W Staff Reports McLouth Unified Schools have announced enrollment times for elementary, middle and high school students.
KU CENTER INVITES PUBLIC TO EXPLORE:
August 5, 1999
A KU research center is adding a colon and a Web site but subtracting the printing press from its latest initiative.
CLOSE
August 5, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,674.77
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
August 5, 1999
Gretchen Ploehn, KU student,
WHEN MOVING IN, THINK ABOUT MOVING OUT
August 5, 1999
Renters should take precautions in working with their landlords if they hope for an amicable departure.
CALENDAR
August 5, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
COLLINS SECOND AT NATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT
August 5, 1999
Unseeded and unknown before last week’s USTA Girls 14s National Clay Court Championships, Lawrence tennis player Caitlin Collins made a splash with a second-place finish at the prestigious event in Plantation, Fla. “I was really excited,” said Collins, a freshman-to-be at Seabury Academy. “It was a good experience.”
IN THE MAG
August 5, 1999
Insane Clown Posse claims to be the most hated band in America. Plus, a Lawrence woman survives the mayhem of Woodstock, and our entertainment calendar tells you what’s happening this weekend.
WORKPLACE BREAKOUT
August 5, 1999
NUMBERS DOWN The Bureau of Labor Statistics report also said the number of on-the-job homicides from all causes dropped 34 percent, to 709 in 1998 from 1,074 in 1993.
WEIRD NEWS
August 5, 1999
Thought waves According to a June medical journal report, a team of researchers in Philadelphia recently found that laboratory rats could learn to order water for themselves just by imagining it. The researchers discovered which areas of the rats’ brains were activated when a rat appeared to be thirsty and rigged a robot water reservoir to open by an electrical charge from those brain areas. Scientists believe the breakthrough will eventually enable humans to move artificial limbs by mere willpower.
S EYE ON KU INSTITUTE
August 5, 1999
KU officials say its program is no tool for Koch Industries. It keeps judges “intellectually alive.”
DEATH
August 5, 1999
The mother of shooting victim Misty Taylor says the men charged in her daughter’s death should have known how to safely handle a rifle.
CITY SOFTBALL
August 5, 1999
City Results Men’s 10 — Big Leviathan 6, AMS 5; Red Beards 23, Outlaws 7; Amarr Garage Door 13, Miller Time 7; FOP Two 15, Humdingers 0.
COMING UP
August 5, 1999
Aug. 20 Free outdoor jazz concert with Queen Bey, 7 p.m., Lied Center.