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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, THREE KIDS BY FENCE
August 11, 1999
Play time. Isaac Smoots, 6, left, looks on while Jeremy Voss, 1, and Ryan Plummer, 4, play outside. Isaac is the son of Scott and Kim Smoots, Lawrence, Jeremy is the son of Ivan and Angela Voss, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ryan is the son of Jason and Susan Plummer, Warrensburg, Mo. Jeremy is the grandson of Jerry and Adell Johnson, Lawrence. The photo was submitted by Adell Johnson. 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.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FREE STATE SOCCER GIRLS
August 11, 1999
Sweet victory. The Free State High School junior varsity girls soccer team poses after its 4-1 win over Lawrence High School on May 13. Back row, from left are Gretchen Huffman, Molly Winter, Tasha Riggins, Deborah Finger, Katie Rhodes, Shannon Halpin, April DelCampo, Laura Weiner, Alex Graham, Carrie Skahan, Violet Blosser and Johanna Beard. Front row, from left, are Jane Morrisey, Randi Young, Riggs Skepnek and Melinda Gwaltney. The photo was submitted by Linda Young, Lawrence. 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.
FRIENDS TAKE EXPRESSWAY TO BUILD RAMP
August 11, 1999
Lawrence resident Bob Gabaldon was forced to consider leaving his home for someplace wheelchair-accessible after losing his legs to bone disease. His friends had another idea.
BIOLOGY TEXTS AT SCHOOLS DEFINE EVOLUTION
August 11, 1999
Here is a list of definitions of evolution from textbooks used in general biology and advanced placement biology classes at Lawrence High School. “Change in the genetic makeup of a population with time.” — “Biological Science,” sixth edition, by Stephen Jay Gould.
FLASHER SOUNDOFF
August 11, 1999
Do Lawrence police believe there is any connection between the recent rape downtown and the string of several flasher incidents around the same time? During daily media briefings, police have not made any connection between the rape and flasher incidents. The flasher incidents are being investigated as possibly related, Sgt. George Wheeler said.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR WEDNESDAY
August 11, 1999
TODAY 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.: City commission study session with Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on bicycle compatibility study; city commission room, city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts street.
KAZMAIER SERVICES
August 11, 1999
Services for John A. Kazmaier, 87, Eudora, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Eudora. Mr. Kazmaier died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
EDWARD ALBERT REVEY OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
EDWARD ALBERT REVEY Garnett — Services for Edward Albert Revey, 63, Welda, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery.
ROBERT W. WOLKEN OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
ROBERT W. WOLKEN Scipio — Services for Robert W. Wolken, 80, Garnett, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Scipio.
HARRY E. HAYES OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
HARRY E. HAYES Topeka — Mass of Christian burial for Harry E. Hayes, 88, Topeka, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka.
MATTHEW ALLEN THOMAS OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
MATTHEW ALLEN THOMAS Baldwin — Services for Matthew Allen Thomas, 25, Pomona, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
KENNETH WAYNE JACKSON OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
KENNETH WAYNE JACKSON Eudora — Graveside services for Kenneth Wayne Jackson, 81, Eudora, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Eudora City Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, American Legion, Lawrence.
HANK C. HETTWER OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
HANK C. HETTWER Mass of Christian burial for Hank C. Hettwer, 63, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence.
INVALUABLE EFFORTS
August 11, 1999
To the editor: Over the years, the downtown Lawrence area has had a series of devastating fires, including the Patee Theatre, the WREN Building, and more recently the Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop. On July 30, what could have been another disaster was averted by the quick action of several passersby, and the Lawrence Fire Department. The assistance we received from friends, neighbors and total strangers was invaluable. And the members of the Lawrence Fire Department should be commended for their quick response and for their consideration in protecting the valuable artwork in our gallery while extinguishing the roof fire. As Southwest and More approaches its first anniversary as a member of the downtown business district, we are truly grateful.
8-11 SHOULD SCHOOLS PUT LESS EMPHASIS ON EVOLUTIONISM?
August 11, 1999
Should schools put less emphasis on evolutionism? Aaron Bono,
CLOSE
August 11, 1999
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.74; corn, $1.82. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.49; milo, NA; corn, $1.81. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.57; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.74; corn, $1.86.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
August 11, 1999
Ex-Jayhawk Pless continues success
BLOTTER
August 11, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
INTEREST ABOUNDS FOR WATER SERVICE
August 11, 1999
Rural Water District No. 5 officials now know how much interest there is in additional water service. About 220 people wanted water service enough to send checks for $300 by Monday’s deadline, said Sharon Dwyer, district business manager.
MEETING POINTS UP GOP RIFT
August 11, 1999
A meeting touted as an effort to unite Douglas County Republicans apparently only increased tensions between conservatives and moderates.
S TEMPERANCE GROUP STILL FIGHTS FOR CAUSE
August 11, 1999
This does not look like a revolutionary movement. The members — most of them gray, many of them halting, all of them relentlessly kindly — gather in a meeting room at a Marriott in the suburbs. The national convention opens with a rousing hymn. The leaders peddle crocheted knickknacks at folding tables. There isn’t a hatchet in sight. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union is 125 years old this year and not particularly robust. Its great cause, the banning of alcohol, was won and then lost three generations ago. Its membership is a fraction of the 150,000 the group boasted in 1892, when the WCTU was one of the most feared, most powerful and most important social movements of the age.
CITY OKS FUNDS TO SPEED DOWNTOWN WORK
August 11, 1999
Responding to pressure from downtown merchants to speed up the pace of a utility-replacement project on Ninth Street, crews will be working on Saturdays through the Labor Day weekend, and some of the finishing touches will be done at night. City Manager Mike Wildgen said the changes will add $22,682 to the cost of the project but will speed completion of the project by about half a week.
COMPANY AIMS FOR SPARE SPACE
August 11, 1999
Jayhawk Bowling Supply & Equipment Inc. moved into its new building less than two years ago. Now it’s looking to build more space next door.
TOWNSHIP SHELVES BUDGET REQUEST
August 11, 1999
Changes in the state’s budget limits have caused confusion for Eudora Township and its library.
HEETCO FIRE STILL PUZZLING INVESTIGATORS
August 11, 1999
An investigation into cause of the July 30 fire at Heetco Inc. hasn’t yet yielded any answers. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said Tuesday nothing new had developed in the case.
NORMAN MOSIER OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
NORMAN VERLE MOSIER Hutchinson — Graveside services for Norman Verle Mosier, 79, Hutchinson, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.
JOSEPH RITCHIE OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
JOSEPH A. RITCHIE McLouth — Graveside services for Joseph A. Ritchie, 90, Olathe, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McLouth Cemetery.
SARA WALTER OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
SARA SLAVENS WALTER Graveside services for Sara Slavens Walter, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Big Springs.
PAUL VERNON MOTT
August 11, 1999
PAUL V. MOTT Eudora — Funeral services for Paul V. Mott, 38, of Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa.
PATRICIA JOYCE BURRIS OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
PATRICIA JOYCE BURRIS Leavenworth — Services for Patricia Joyce Burris, 71, Topeka, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Leavenworth Post Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
SWEET, SAVORY BLEND IN CHICKEN DINNER
August 11, 1999
Chris Schlesinger, chef and owner of Boston’s East Coast Grill, drew us back to the fire years ago with his first grilling book, “The Thrill of the Grill.” Since then, he has thrilled the country with four more books and countless grilling articles, which he co-authors with John Willoughby. Try this recipe when peaches are tree-ripe and dripping with flavor. Basil-Garlic Chicken Breasts
LOWERING THE BAR
August 11, 1999
What does the selection of President Clinton as its keynote speaker say about the American Bar Assn.? At one time, the American Bar Assn. probably was looked upon by most citizens as a respected organization composed of men and women of the highest honesty and integrity, men and women who were committed to upholding the law.
ELECTRIC OUTAGE BLAMED IN FIRE AT BABCOCK PLACE
August 11, 1999
No one was injured in the Tuesday afternoon fire at the senior citizens apartment complex.
KU RECEIVES FUNDS FOR NEW PROFESSORSHIP
August 11, 1999
KU receives funds for new professorship
100 YEARS AGO
August 11, 1999
On Aug. 11, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “Lawrence is not to get a Spanish cannon, but we can have an old hunk of junk from the navy yard by paying freight on it across the continent. Lawrence had given more men and her men have done more fighting and harder than any town of its size in the United States. She has furnished a brigadier general, a major, two colonels, a lieutenant colonel, four captains and a dozen lesser officials to say nothing of the brave boys who went out as privates and are still in the ranks. If there is any town or city of this great country that has earned a Spanish cannon that town is Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A., and if Congressman Bowersock is made of the kind of stuff the Journal thinks he is, he will start a rough house and keep it up until we get one.”
CIVIC SERVICE
August 11, 1999
The actions of thoughtless litterbugs are thankfully offset by the many volunteers who pick up trash along our roads and highways. Thank goodness for the individuals and groups representing businesses, civic groups and corporations who periodically pick up trash along county, state and federal highways.
TEACHING OF LAW MATURES
August 11, 1999
From the beginning of the 17th century until the end of the 18th, legal education in this country took the form of apprenticeship. An established practitioner or judge would accept a would-be lawyer as an apprentice for a period of years. The apprentice would observe his master and would learn the skills of lawyering — how to read statutes and cases, advise clients, draft legal documents, argue in court, etc. — and the professional responsibility of lawyers. Eventually, the apprentice would have learned enough to satisfy the local judges that he (and apprentices were, in all but the rarest of cases, male) was qualified to practice law on his own and would be admitted to the bar. The new lawyer would hang out a shingle and hope for clients.
LESSONS HINGE ON EVOLUTION, TEACHERS SAY
August 11, 1999
As teachers worry, students question evolution debate.
PATRICIA J. BYINGTON OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
PATRICIA J. BYINGTON Services for Patricia J. Byington, 53, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
WINBUSH, FONTENOT SET KU WEIGHT ROOM RECORDS
August 11, 1999
Fred Roll, KU’s director of strength and conditioning, was pleased with the most recent weight-room numbers for returning players — especially all-time records set by David Winbush and Tyrus Fontenot.
25 YEARS AGO
August 11, 1999
IN 1974 A number of members of Congress said they felt no good purpose would be served by prolonged harassment of the resigned President Richard Nixon after the Watergate scandal.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
August 11, 1999
Commission OK’s property tax increase
PEOPLE ARE PUTTING ASIDE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FOR Y2K
August 11, 1999
Some Americans are stocking supplies just in case Y2K fears prove to be real.
LAVERTA RILING OBITUARY
August 11, 1999
LAVERTA RILING Services are pending for LaVerta Riling, 83, Lawrence, and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
HOSPITAL
August 11, 1999
Births Richard and Lisa Todd, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday
LINWOOD RESIDENT UP FOR RODEO QUEEN
August 11, 1999
Linwood resident up for title of rodeo queen
40 YEARS AGO
August 11, 1999
IN %% 1959 Baseball star Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox drove from Kansas City to Lawrence for a treatment by Kansas University’s famed osteopath, Phog Allen. Williams said the treatment helped greatly to alleviate his pain. He was in Kansas City with the Red Sox to play the Athletics. Allen also had treated Mickey Mantle and Johnny Mize, New York Yankee stars.
CLOSE
August 11, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,655.15
CALIFORNIAN COMING FOR LATE NIGHT
August 11, 1999
California blue-chip basketball recruit Travon Bryant has heard a lot about the Late Night With Roy Williams season-opening basketball gala. He says he wants to check it out in person.
TOMATILLOS BRING AUTHENTIC FLAVOR
August 11, 1999
There’s an underground of Mexican food devotees in Lawrence who cook with authentic ingredients. All I have to do to elicit a response is to mention the herb epazote in a column and I’ll get letters and e-mail from people who want the name of my source. My answer is always the same: Grow your own. That’s my advice, too, for people who like the fruity flavor of tomatillos. Although canned tomatillos are available in supermarkets, they are, well, canned and have suffered the loss of all those properties of freshness and flavor that we appreciate in our summer vegetables.
PLAN SPREADS UTILITY COSTS MORE FAIRLY, ENGINEERS SAY
August 11, 1999
New developments would pay greater share of costs associated with Lawrence growth.
S PRIVATE SESSIONS BEING SCRUTINIZED
August 11, 1999
The Lawrence school board’s potential violations of the open meetings act will be investigated by the Douglas County district attorney’s office.
BICYCLIST SHOCKED TO LEARN OFFICER WAS BEHIND WHEEL
August 11, 1999
A bicyclist who was struck by a Jeep last weekend in downtown Lawrence didn’t realize the man who hit him was a police officer.
UNFAIR EVENT
August 11, 1999
It’s sad that thefts can mar even a wholesome, family event like the county fair. The Douglas County Free Fair has come to a successful close, but the event no doubt will leave some bad memories with some exhibitors.