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KOCHCLASSES-LIST
August 28, 1999
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Thirty-nine legislators and two legislative aides plan to attend an economics conference scheduled for Nov. 3-7 in Lawrence.
DORA RUTH OSBORNE OBITUARY
August 28, 1999
DORA RUTH OSBORNE Services for Dora Ruth Osborne, 79, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
COURSE STIRS CONTROVERSY ONCOUNTS
August 28, 1999
The economics course being offered by Kansas University’s Dole Institute has been the subject of controversy because of its funding and its similarity to a course for state judges. The course is officially called the “KU Economics Institute for Kansas Leaders: Foundations of Market-Based Solutions.” It is patterned after one for state judges that has been the subject of regional and national press reports questioning whether Koch Industries is seeking to influence judges around the United States through the course. The state judges’ course has also been criticized for presenting a right-wing view of economics.
S BAKERY IS REOPENING?
August 28, 1999
Are you glad Joe’s Bakery is reopening? Paul Marks,
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR CONTRACTORS TO CLEAN UP TRASH?
August 28, 1999
Isn’t there a time limit for contractors to clean up their trash, piles of dirt, weeds and so forth at building sites? The area in question is just south of the Holcom Sports complex. There is no specific time limit for contractors to clean up trash, etc. Construction areas are expected to be reasonably clean and picked up, especially if not fenced, City Manager Mike Wildgen said. Once construction and landscaping are completed, sites are expected to be cleaned, and inspectors monitor sites as they are being completed. Sites that raise concern can be submitted to the city’s Building Inspection Department, 832-3100, for review.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
August 28, 1999
TODAY 1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Open house at Even Start program, for parents who need child care for preschoolers while studying for a General Education Development diploma (GED), 1919 Del., south entrance.
BLOTTER
August 28, 1999
Law enforcement report Condition reports
STUDENT RAPE TRIAL EXPECTED TO CONCLUCDE
August 28, 1999
The retrial of a man accused of raping a Kansas University sophomore last year at a residence hall continued Thursday with testimony from the alleged victim’s mother. The young woman “was too trusting,” the mother said. “She’d never had anything bad happen to her.”
ROBERTS WARNS OF SECURITY THREATS AFTER TRIP TO RUSSIA
August 28, 1999
National security efforts include making sure Russian scientists, spurned by a lagging economy, don’t sell their services to certain nations.
CLOSE
August 28, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $4.22; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.57. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.22; milo, NA; corn, $1.57. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.42; soybeans, $4.22; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.61.
STEPHANIE L. VANGORP OBITUARY
August 28, 1999
STEPHANIE L. VANGORP Garnett — Memorial services for Stephanie L. VanGorp, 29, Kansas City, Mo., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel.
CLOSE
August 28, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,198.45
4-H SHEEP
August 28, 1999
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of results from the Douglas County Free Fair, as reported by fair organizers. Additional results will be listed in the coming days in the Journal-World. Special to the Journal-World
SCHOOL GROUP WANTS TO SPREAD WORD
August 28, 1999
Conference participants who met Thursday outlined ways the school district should communicate its goals to the public.
40 YEARS AGO
August 28, 1999
A spokesman for a Callery, Pa., chemical company that pioneered research in exotic aircraft fuels told Congress that the Navy’s scuttling of its high-energy fuel program was a knockout blow for his firm. W.H. Schechter, vice president of the Callery Chemical Co. and a Kansas University graduate, testified that if the order was carried out as planned “it would be disastrous for us.” The future of the $4 million Callery boron solid fuel plant at Lawrence was in great doubt. Employees had been laid off and the evidence was that the plant would continue to dwindle in importance and soon be closed or at best mothballed. The Lawrence school district announced there would be 53 new teachers as the fall term opened.
100 YEARS AGO
August 28, 1999
On Aug. 27, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted, “The Clay Center Times, in speaking of a pancake turner invented by an Abilene man, remarks that ‘In this neighborhood the pancake turner also sings, talks a little, wears a white apron and chews gum.’”
DEFENSE WINS FSHS JAMBOREE
August 28, 1999
Free State High’s football team notched its first shutout of the season Thursday night at Haskell Stadium. Who cares if it came during the Firebirds’ annual fall sports jamboree in a 14-0 win over Free State’s No. 2 team.
FSHS BOYS SOCCER GLANCE
August 28, 1999
Roster Seniors: Colin Baumchen, Paul Epp, Jake Forbes, Gabe Gutierrez, Mike Hazel, Ryan Hornberger, Danny Lenz, Mike McQueeney, J.C. Stoner, Pat Watkins and Todd Wilkins.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
August 28, 1999
FSHS fall jamboree taking place tonight
ORLAND W. KOLLING OBITUARY
August 28, 1999
ORLAND W. KOLLING Winfield — Services for Orland W. Kolling, 73, Winfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Winfield. Inurnment will be in Union Cemetery, Winfield.
25 YEARS AGO
August 28, 1999
Kansas University’s Lawrence campus enrollment showed promise of passing the 20,000 mark for the first time. There was due to be a gain of nearly 1,500 students for the current fall semester over the figure of a year ago and all records seemed likely to topple for the 1974-75 academic year. Some computer glitches were being ironed out before a final official count could be announced.
ARREST SPOILS CHINA PARTY PLANS
August 28, 1999
In his rush to achieve glory at home and respectability abroad, China’s Jiang Zemin keeps slipping on the banana peels of totalitarian rule. The Chinese president had set his sights high in this final year of the millennium, which also marks his Communist Party’s 50th year in power. But a series of mishaps, miscalculations and missteps have undermined Jiang’s hopes for a glittering and personally triumphant celebration in a month’s time on the anniversary of Mao Zedong’s revolutionary victory in Beijing.
DECISION PRAISED
August 28, 1999
To the editor: Passing the preliminary plan for Aberdeen South apartments by reasoning “it was consistent with zoning already in place on the property,” is not my idea of elected representatives fighting for the single-family homeowner within the subdivision. Just because it’s legal — doesn’t always make it right.
MILITARY BREAKS PROMISE TO MATCH CIVILIAN PAY
August 28, 1999
In 1975, the United States ended the draft and instituted an all-volunteer armed force with a promise of “comp pay.” In short, the government said that military pay would be comparable to civilian pay, resulting in a financially competitive recruiting environment. It was just another broken promise. Instead, America’s defenders have fallen behind the pay curve, and the Department of Defense (DOD) estimates 11,000 enlisted military personnel collected federal food assistance benefits last year.
GETTING SCHOOLS OFF TO GOOD START
August 28, 1999
So this is how we mark the first day of school now. At Allen High in suburban Dallas, students enter through a metal detector. In Williams Bay, Wis., an entire school role-plays a mock invasion by student gunmen. Remember when going back to school meant buying new clothes? Today at Permian High in Odessa, Tex., it means hanging a bar-coded photo ID around your neck. Remember when we got Eberhard No. 2 pencils? At Permian, they get new surveillance cameras.
T MISS GAMEDAY
August 28, 1999
Each Saturday on Kansas football game days, look for the Journal-World’s new four-page sports section wraparound. On the front page, you’ll find a feature story on a Kansas player, that day’s Big 12 Conference lineup, plus a concise listing of the day’s televised games.
SPENDING IRONY
August 28, 1999
To the editor: Anyone who isn’t quite sure of the meaning of the word “irony” need only read the Lawrence Journal-World, Monday, Aug. 23.
ETHICS FRAY NOT CAPITOL CONCERN
August 28, 1999
Legislative leaders are unlikely to intervene in an ethics commission’s decision on a KU course for legislators.
DISTRICT HOPES TO MINIMIZE MOVING PAINS
August 28, 1999
Lawrence school district administrators and some support staff are expected to begin moving in October to a $4.1 million building at 110 McDonald Dr.
BREWERY DRAFTS NEW BUSINESS PLAN
August 28, 1999
Owners say they’ll form a new corporation and apply for a new city liquor license.
KHP INVESTIGATING FATAL ACCIDENT ON U.S. 24
August 28, 1999
Officials investigating fatal car accident
LOMAX READY FOR KU OPENER
August 28, 1999
The wait is over for Kansas University linebacker Dariss Lomax. A 6-2, 235-pound junior linebacker out of Kansas City Washington, Lomax will be making a comeback of sorts in Saturday’s season football opener at Notre Dame.
HOSPITALS8/27
August 28, 1999
Births Tim and Julie Dillon, Garden City, Mo., a girl, Thursday.
RELIGION BRIEFS
August 28, 1999
Lawrence Community of Christ (RLDS)
KU FANS BOUND FOR SOUTH BEND IN RECORD MASS
August 28, 1999
By bus, plane and car, an unprecedented number of Jayhawk football fans are traveling to a nonconference away game to pay homage to the Notre Dame tradition.
FORT LEAVENWORTH TO HOST FRONTIER YARD SALE
August 28, 1999
Fort Leavenworth to have yard sale
RICE KNOWN FOR POETIC BENT
August 28, 1999
Out of the blue not too many months ago, Dick Causer asked me if I had a hero. Sure, I replied, throwing out the name of Grantland Rice, the most famous sports writer of all time.
BY ALLIANCE
August 28, 1999
Lawrence clergy welcome a new unity agreement between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church.
FSHS BOYS SOCCER BEGINS
August 28, 1999
Free State High’s boys soccer team, which is coming off a 2-15 season, isn’t going to measure success in wins and losses. “My goal is 100 percent effort 100 percent of the time,” FSHS first-year coach Jason Pendleton said. “You have a good season if you beat all the teams you’re better than, most of the teams you’re equal to and some of the teams that are better than you. That’s how I judge a winning season.
LINDA S. STALKFLEET OBITUARY
August 28, 1999
LINDA S. STALKFLEET Memorial services for Linda S. Stalkfleet, 40, rural Oskaloosa, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.
LHS SOCCER TO OPEN AT MANHATTAN
August 28, 1999
Entering his third season as Lawrence High boys soccer coach, Chris Bertrand is bracing for a breakthrough. “I’m very excited,” Bertrand said. “We’ve got a young team with very few seniors. We’re just more of a team this year.”
LOCK-UP LOWDOWN
August 28, 1999
Saturday is open house for the county’s new $22 million jail. Before the tour, look to Journal-World for a package of stories and photographs describing the new, cutting-edge lock-up.