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PROSECUTORS DROP INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CASE TO REFILE IT
August 10, 1999
The case against a Topeka man accused of involuntary manslaughter took a new twist Monday when prosecutors dismissed charges against him in anticipation of refiling them today.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, PAJAMA DAY
August 10, 1999
Pajama party. Erin Larive, Heather Baker and Silvy Perkins pose for Pajama Day at Central Junior High School. All three were ninth-graders at CJHS. Erin is the daughter of Cindy and Jim Larive, Lawrence; Heather is the daughter of Rose and John Lingenfelser, Lawrence; and Silvy is the daughter of Betty Peterson and Brian Perkins, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by the Petersons. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
LHS, FSHS FINALIZE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
August 10, 1999
Lawrence High and Free State High have finalized their 1999 football schedules, 3 1/2 weeks before the season opener. Both teams will open on Sept. 3, when LHS will play host to Shawnee Mission North at Haskell Stadium while Free State will head to Olathe District Activities Center to play Olathe North, the three-time defending state champion.
FEDERAL LEGISLATION WOULD EASE BANKING RESTRICTIONS
August 10, 1999
Long before the financial collapse of the late 1980s, our banks were in many ways sacred spaces, symbolizing order, progress and the undeniable beneficence of the “character loan,” collateralized by the promise of personal qualities. That feeling stretched back to the post-Depression era, when the Glass-Steagall Act had walled off American banks from the sharks of securities, insurance and commerce, protecting the savings of ordinary citizens from the rash of speculation that helped bring on the great crash of 1929. Now Texas Sen. Phil Gramm and Rep. Jim Leach of Iowa, both Republicans, are busy running a conference committee in Congress to repeal Glass-Steagall and allow banks, securities firms and insurance companies to buy each other.
ARIZONA ACCORD SIGNATORIES (NO KILL)
August 10, 1999
Jennifer Alley, executive director, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Directors George Atkinson, president, Athletes Committed to Kids
NURSES NEEDED
August 10, 1999
To the editor: Today’s school nurse barely resembles the nurse you may recall from years past. Changes in education and health care brought about a dramatic transformation in the role of the school nurse.
DORIS H. BONDURANT OBITUARY
August 10, 1999
DORIS H. BONDURANT Topeka — Services for Doris H. Bondurant, 83, Topeka, Kan., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
AG BRIEFS
August 10, 1999
Steris to acquire FoodLabs Inc.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, MUSCLE FLEXING
August 10, 1999
Muscle men. Rigby McClure, 4, and Jackson McClure, 8, flex their muscles with their grandfather, Merle McClure, Lawrence. The boys are the sons of Angie and Darren McClure, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Angie McClure. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
SAFE IS SMARTER
August 10, 1999
To the editor: I have ridden bicyles and motorcycles most of my life, and I try to share the road when I am driving my car, but the best cycling advice I ever heard was: Ride as if all cars are out to get you. If you don’t ride defensively, you may die. I refuse to defend those cyclists who don’t use common sense. I am not afraid to call the cyclists who Mr. Walker almost hit arrogant and stupid.
DEVELOPER SEEKS ANNEXATION OF 10 ACRES
August 10, 1999
City commissioners during their weekly meeting tonight will consider annexing 10 acres in southeast Lawrence.
LAWRENCE HOOPSTERS
August 10, 1999
Lawrence Hoopsters stayed close for a half, but eventually bowed to South Carolina’s JaaMaa Jaguars, 46-32, on Monday in pool play of the Age-10 National AAU basketball tournament. “We played one of the top 14 seeded teams,” Hoopsters coach Rick McNabb said. “They had two players who were 5-10 and our tallest player is 5-4, maybe 5-5.”
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
August 10, 1999
Free State checkout scheduled Thursday
FARMERS UNION TO HOLD UNITY DAY
August 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Kansas Farmers Union, along with other groups, will hold a “Rural Unity Day” event August 26 to help heighten awareness of the farm crisis and its impact on all segments of the state.
OSTERTAG PICKUP GAME SCHEDULED
August 10, 1999
Area children with asthma will participate in a pickup basketball game with Utah Jazz player Greg Ostertag at 10 a.m. Thursday on the outdoor court at 7th and Kentucky Streets. There is no admission charge. Youngsters of all ages can register by calling 1-800-LUNG-USA.
FREDERICK BACKS ARIZONA ACCORD
August 10, 1999
It’s called the Arizona Accord, and it’s sort of the Mayflower Compact of sportsmanship. “The NCAA doesn’t have anything quite like this,” Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick said.
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
August 10, 1999
Allowing free parking in two blocks of downtown hardly compensates businesses for the revenue they have lost because of this summer’s construction work. The city’s decision to offer free two-hour parking in two blocks of downtown Lawrence is almost an insult to businesses that are losing money every day because of extended construction work that has closed Ninth and Massachusetts for the last month.
BLOTTER
August 10, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NL STANDINGS
August 10, 1999
East Division W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Intr
BAD TIRE CAUSED FATALITY, KHP SAYS
August 10, 1999
A Kansas University sophomore was killed a month ago today in the accident, which was started when a state truck driven by a KBI agent suffered a tire blowout.
AREA RESIDENT DIES IN WRECK
August 10, 1999
A 25-year-old Pomona man was killed Monday morning when he was thrown from his rolling car into his own front yard. Matthew A. Thomas was driving home at 2:45 a.m. when he drove his 1996 Nissan Sentra into the ditch in front of his house, said Craig Davis, Franklin County undersheriff.
AUG 10-25 YEARS AGO
August 10, 1999
Orville Redinger, the owner of Mechanic Street Salvage, won the annual demolition derby at the Douglas County Fair. There was another banner crowd for the increasingly popular fair attraction. Kansas University political scientists said they felt the resignation of President Richard Nixon because of pressures of the Watergate was scandal “shows that the system works,” even though “sometimes a bit too slowly.”
HIRING CENTRAL STAFFER, SUMMARY OF OTHER LAWRENCE HIRES
August 10, 1999
Lawrence school officials have filled eight school building administration and central staff vacancies.
NOD
August 10, 1999
The school board defeated an effort to protest the district’s role in a downtown redevelopment project and will consider assigning board members as liaisons to schools.
8-10 SHOULD TEACHERS LOSE THEIR JOBS DUE TO ACTIONS IN THEIR
August 10, 1999
Should teachers lose their jobs due to actions in their private lives? Scott Witschorke,
HOW TO REACH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
August 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Kansas State Board of Education meets today and Wednesday at the Kansas State Education Building, 120 SE 10th Ave., in Topeka.
REGENTS TO DISCUSS ITS TRANSITION AT RETREAT
August 10, 1999
The Kansas Board of Regents meets this week for its annual retreat. Barb Conant, director of communications for the board, said regents will begin addressing how to coordinate all of higher education in Kansas as they continue governance of six state universities, including Kansas University.
COUNTY DELAYS LECOMPTON VOTE
August 10, 1999
Douglas County commissioners postponed a decision about whether to help Lecompton with a street project.
APPROVAL
August 10, 1999
Douglas County commissioners agreed for a second time Monday to allow a haul-your-own concrete manufacturer to operate north of Lawrence. Greg Bender got approval for a revised site plan for Curb Masters/Lawrence U-Cart at U.S. Highway 24-40 and North 1900 Road.
LAWRENCE BOARD OPPOSES SCIENCE STANDARDS
August 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports The Lawrence school board voted 7-0 Monday to voice objection in a letter to the state Board of Education of a proposed science curriculum that wouldn’t speak to the importance of teaching evolution in public schools.
WATER LINE WORK TO CLOSE STREET
August 10, 1999
Traffic along a portion of Lake Street in North Lawrence will be disrupted and some water customers will lose service briefly when the city installs a new water main in the area. Debbie Van Saun, assistant director of the city’s Utilities Department, said the project should begin on or after Wednesday, depending on weather and the availability of crews.
DISTRICT ADOPTS $80 MILLION BUDGET, TEACHER CONTRACT
August 10, 1999
The board agreed to trim one mill from an initially approved capital improvements budget.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
August 10, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
S ROLE CONTINUES TO GROW
August 10, 1999
Twenty years after he attended his first meeting of the National Governors’ Assn. as the freshman governor of Arkansas — and the youngest in the nation — President Clinton came back here Sunday to meet again with his former colleagues in the NGA. He talked about the “partnership” he had promised to forge in 1993 and said that, at least from the White House vantage point, “it has worked.” Rhetoric and partisanship aside, most governors agree. And clearly from the perspective of two decades, the balance of power and responsibility between the states and the federal government is far removed from where it was in the 1970s — and a lot closer to what the authors of the Constitution had in mind.
SCHOOL EXPERTS SHARE VIOLENCE ENCOUNTERS
August 10, 1999
Congressman Dennis Moore of Kansas organized a conference to inspire educators, police and others to work together for safer schools.
CLARIFY
August 10, 1999
Next year’s Lawrence city budget will call for a total of 3 mills for public transportation. That includes the 1 mill currently being levied and 2 additional mills to help fund a fixed-route bus system in the city.
UTILITY RATE HIKE ON TAP
August 10, 1999
The city plans a $37 million expansion to its sewage treatment plant; paying for it will be left to customers — both new and old.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
August 10, 1999
Oneok to build generating facility
KU OFFENSIVE LINE ON SPOT
August 10, 1999
When Kansas University’s football team opens its season 18 days from now, the Jayhawks theoretically could field an offensive line that has a grand total of one major-college start. That’s in theory.
WORK
August 10, 1999
A man who helped draft science standards being considered by the state Board of Education says the Grand Canyon wasn’t caused by erosion.
AUG 10-100 YEARS AGO
August 10, 1999
On Aug. 10, 1899, the Lawrence Journal observed: “The work of cleaning up at the University for the fall term of school has been about completed. There are many students who visit the University to inquire about the work of the coming year, and it will not be long until the town will begin to appear a good deal livelier because of incoming students.”
WRECK LANDS OFFICER ON LEAVE
August 10, 1999
A Lawrence police officer smelled like alcohol after an accident early Saturday in which he admitted to hitting a bicyclist with his Jeep.
KU TO SPONSOR EMPLOYMENT FAIR
August 10, 1999
KU to sponsor employment fair
KU INSTITUTE LEADER DENIES ANY INFLUENCING OF JUDGES
August 10, 1999
“Muckraking” won’t change the standard operating procedure at a KU legal institute, its directors vows.
AUG 10-40 YEARS AGO
August 10, 1999
A budget calling for the expenditure of $2.44 million was approved for the city of Lawrence for the coming calendar year (1960). Lawrence High again was rated the top National Merit Scholarship producer in the state of Kansas with 11 youngsters scheduled for such grants the 1959-60 academic year.
TOBACCO COMPANY FINANCES KARL
August 10, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Manhattan — Philip Morris Cos. Inc. has contributed $5,000 to a program designed to train and support aspiring leaders in Kansas agriculture.
COUNTY TO IMPROVE ROADBEACH
August 10, 1999
Douglas County is using a failed road as an excuse to improve the beach area at Lone Star Lake. Douglas County commissioners Monday decided to advertise for bids to repair a lake road destroyed during October rains.
WINE SOUNDOFF
August 10, 1999
It is true French wine contains animal blood? What about wines from other countries, including America? This is upsetting for vegetarians who are finding animal products in such foods as cereal, which has gelatin, and fruit juice, which has animal products for coloring. “I can tell you unequivocally that there is no wine produced anywhere in the world that has animal blood in it,” said Dan Blomgren, owner of Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits.
CORRECTION FOR TUESDAY
August 10, 1999
The AARP Board of Directors will not meet this Friday as was erroneously reported in Saturday’s Journal-World.
JOHN A. KAZMAIER OBITUARY
August 10, 1999
JOHN A. KAZMAIER Services for John A. Kazmaier, 87, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.