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LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
August 20, 1999
Scramble qualifier slated on Monday
BLOTTER
August 20, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
August 20, 1999
SATURDAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
JUDGE POSTPONES RAPE SENTENCING PENDING REPORT
August 20, 1999
A convicted child rapist will remain jailed after a judge on Thursday postponed sentencing for a second time. Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone agreed to continue sentencing for 30-year-old Lawrence resident Jeffery L. Campbell while attorneys wait for psychological reports, but Malone said that he won’t do it a third time.
VOLUNTEERS TO SCOUR WELLS OVERLOOK PARK
August 20, 1999
Wells Overlook is to get a thorough cleaning and pruning Sept. 12 at the Day of Caring 1999, sponsored each year by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center through the United Way of Douglas County. The annual event helps kick off the United Way’s fund-raising campaign by mobilizing a volunteer force of 500 to 700 people.
BALDWIN HOSTS ART WALK TONIGHT
August 20, 1999
J-W Staff Reports Baldwin — The Baldwin Community Arts Council will present its monthly Art Walk Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the south side of High Street in front of Stephens Real Estate, 705 High.
SEX OFFENDER MUST REGISTER AFTER PRISON
August 20, 1999
A Baldwin man will have to register as a sex offender after he gets out of prison in 32 months.
DID YOU VOTE?
August 20, 1999
To the editor: I admit to a bias regarding the recent actions of the state board of education in “opting out” of teaching the theory of evolution; I think their actions were needless and embarrassing. However, as I read the letters and hear the complaints, I keep returning to one particular thought. I wonder how many of those who are so upset about the board took the time to vote in the last election. At that time, our district could have elected a candidate who might have been able to circumvent this entire fiasco, but not enough voters were available to support him.
MORGAN WINS MARSH TOURNEY
August 20, 1999
Kansas City, Mo. — Lawrence High senior Ryan Morgan ran away from the field Thursday and won the inaugural AJGA Marsh Kansas City Junior golf tournament at Oakwood CC. Finishing in a tie for second place were Free State High junior Charlie Santaularia and Aaron Anderson of Fargo, N.D.
CRIME STOPPERS FUGITIVES WANTED ON DRUG CHARGES
August 20, 1999
Lawrence police are offering $100 rewards for information that leads to the arrests of two fugitives. Crime Stoppers coordinator Dave Anderson announced Thursday that police are seeking Zack Sanders Jr., 23, and Annetta D. Moten, 32.
DOUGLAS EUGENE DENTON OBITUARY
August 20, 1999
DOUGLAS EUGENE DENTON Holton — Services for Douglas Eugene Denton, 46, Plains, were held Tuesday at the Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Whiting.
CLARENCE N. CRAWSHAW OBITUARY
August 20, 1999
CLARENCE N. CRAWSHAW Perry — Services for Clarence N. Crawshaw, 89, Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka. Burial will be in Shawnee Center Cemetery, Wakarusa.
JOSEPHINE F. EMERSON OBITUARY
August 20, 1999
JOSEPHINE F. EMERSON Eudora — Private graveside services for Josephine F. Emerson, 99, Eudora, will be held in Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute.
MARGARET BUCKLEY CODY OBITUARY
August 20, 1999
MARGARET BUCKLEY CODY Mass of Christian burial for Margaret Buckley Cody, 78, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence.
CLOSE
August 20, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.51; corn, $1.65. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.33; milo, NA; corn, $1.65. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.50; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.51; corn, $1.69.
PSI PULLS TECHIES OUT OF TOWN
August 20, 1999
After nearly a decade in Lawrence, PSI is continuing to phase out its local operations.
GROUP RALLIES AROUND OZ PARK
August 20, 1999
A Kansas City attorney is spearheading a new group formed in support of the proposed Wonderful World of Oz theme park near DeSoto.
KANSAS RIVER BRIDGE REPAIR WORK DONE
August 20, 1999
The Kansas River Bridges, each down to one lane for months because of repair work, have fully reopened a week ahead of schedule. “There’s a few more signs to take down, but it’s all opened up now,” said Ralph Gripka, construction engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Lawrence.
100 YEARS AGO
August 20, 1999
IN 1899 On Aug. 20, 1899, the Lawrence Journal cited an account from the Manila Times regarding the 20th Kansas volunteers, commanded by Colonel Wilder S. Metcalf. The Times had noted, “The Twentieth Kansas can show the largest fatality record of any regiment in the Philippines, namely a total death record of thirty-three, all killed in action … We shall suggest that fair hands in beloved Kansas shall weave the motto ‘Always to the Front’ on the battle flag of the regiment, which so bravely and proudly upheld the honor of the state and country they love so well.”
25 YEARS AGO
August 20, 1999
The geological consulting firm contracting to conduct studies about the proposed new Kansas River bridge at Lawrence wanted to increase the price of its contract more than $6,000. The county had accepted a proposal from the Topeka firm for $26,800 and was quite reluctant about boosting the amount. A showdown appeared near on the selection of a site by the city commission for the new city maintenance garage. The issue had been under study for some months amid considerale controversy.
CIVIL WAR SERIES MARCHES TOWARD QUANTRILL ANNIVERSARY
August 20, 1999
People can retrace William C. Quantrill’s steps and learn about Civil War history as “Civil War on the Western Frontier” continues.
40 YEARS AGO
August 20, 1999
IN %% 1959 The Kansas census showed a surprising increase in teen-agers, 155,000 over the past year’s figure. Total state population was listed at 2.2 million.
GOVERNOR, CABINET RETREAT TO LAWRENCE
August 20, 1999
Gov. Bill Graves and his Cabinet are weighing issues such as next year’s expected state budget shortfall and how to better communicate in a crisis during their annual retreat, which this year is at the Adams Alumni Center. Graves said the choice of Lawrence was a natural for the fifth retreat of his administration.
CIVIL WAR ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER SCHEDULE
August 20, 1999
“Civil War on the Western Frontier” is bringing the past to life with entertaining and educational history programs. A schedule of the events follows; those that charge admission are marked with a “$”: Today
READING SCORES
August 20, 1999
Just like in Lake Wobegon, Lawrence students are above average, but that’s not good enough when so many students are lacking basic skills. Lawrence school board member Jack Davidson is right, “If you can’t read, you can’t do anything.”
EXTRA-INNING VICTORY
August 20, 1999
The Royals capitalize on an error and a walk by the New York Yankees, winning 4-1 in the 11th inning Thursday night in their second straight victory at Yankee Stadium.
RELIGION BRIEFS
August 20, 1999
Baha’i Faith This week Baha’is should pray for steadfastness in the faith and for unity among the nations, the races and all religions.
HOSPITALS
August 20, 1999
Births Darrell and Tammy Frank, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
8-20 DO YOU PAY ATTENTION TO NATURAL DISASTERS IN OTHER
August 20, 1999
Do you pay attention to natural disasters in other parts of the world? Mary Kaczor,
EVENT EVOKES 2020 VISION
August 20, 1999
The Lawrence public schools’ convocation ceremony offered a hypothetical glimpse of education in the year 2020.
VACCINE SPURS MILITARY MUTINY
August 20, 1999
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn Mass resignations, disobeyed orders, litigation, congressional hearings — what is going on in the armed forces?
KU FACULTY MEMBERS GET $5,000 SURPRISES
August 20, 1999
Kansas University’s chancellor made the first day of classes particularly exciting for some teachers by surprising them with $5,000 checks from the William T. Kemper Foundation.
FAIR RESULTS
August 20, 1999
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of results from the Douglas County 4-H Free Fair, as reported by fair organizers. Additional results will be listed in coming days in the Journal-World.
ALLEN TICKLED BY TWO-DEEP
August 20, 1999
Kansas University football coach Terry Allen looks at the all-but-final depth chart and sees not so much a framework for this season but a foundation for the future. Sophomore Quincy Roe likely will start at left cornerback — the last unsettled position — when the Jayhawks open their season a week from Saturday at Notre Dame, meaning the Jayhawks’ starting corners potentially could remain the same for three seasons.
FRIENDS OF THE KAW TO HOLD FLOAT
August 20, 1999
Friends of the Kaw to hold annual float
KU DISCRIMINATION
August 20, 1999
To the editor: First and foremost, I just want to thank you for another wonderful edition of the Journal-World KU Edition. I look forward to it every year.
ROLL OFF THE BARRELS
August 20, 1999
The $869,000 project to repair the Kansas River Bridges was completed Thursday, a week ahead of schedule, leaving only one major road construction headache downtown.
FAIR RESULTS SOUNDOFF
August 20, 1999
Why hasn’t there been any results of the Douglas County Fair and auction in the paper? It took more than a week for fair officials to finish compiling results from the fair and several days for Journal-World editors to put them into the proper format for publication. However, the first installment of the results appears on page 8B of today’s Journal-World, and the rest will be published over the next several days as space allows.
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT
August 20, 1999
Stephen McAllister, an associate professor of law, was one of eight Kansas University faculty members surprised on the first day of classes Thursday with teaching fellowships worth $5,000 each.
S HUNGER PREVALENT
August 20, 1999
More than one in four Kansas children in homes headed by single mothers have experienced hunger.
GRACE M. COBB OBITUARY
August 20, 1999
GRACE M. COBB Services for Grace M. Cobb, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
DOWNTOWN CHURCH WILL UNDERTAKE MAJOR BUILDING PROJECT
August 20, 1999
A downtown congregation will undertake a major building project as the keystone of planning for the church’s “next 150 years” in Lawrence.
CLOSE
August 20, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,963.84