Archive for Sunday, August 29, 1999

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AROUND AND ABOUT
August 29, 1999
HARRY PURRINGTON, Lawrence, has graduated magna cume laude with a bachelor’s degree in education from Wichita State University. Purrington and Heidi Therese Meinen, Baldwin, also were named to the dean’s honor roll for the spring semester. THREE LAWRENCE AREA students have been awarded scholarships at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Paul Dillon, a Free State High School graduate, and Kathryn Frick, a Lawrence High School graduate, were awarded the Drake University Achievement Award. Cara Hall, a Lawrence High School graduate, has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship.
CLOSE
August 29, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,090.17
WEDDINGS
August 29, 1999
Herd-Wilkerson Tammy Herd and Chad Wilkerson, Lawrence, were married May 22, 1999, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus in Lawrence with Glenn Devin officiating.
THE LUCK OF THE JAYHAWKS
August 29, 1999
The Kansas University football team is eager for this afternoon’s game against Notre Dame, and they and their coach deserve our good wishes. Good luck to the Kansas Jayhawks this afternoon as they take on Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame is favored by a large margin, but Kansas University Coach Terry Allen and his players prepared and traveled to South Bend with the idea of winning the game.
COUNTY TO MULL PLAN TO EXPAND ITS JUVENILE JAIL
August 29, 1999
Douglas County commissioners will be asked to approve negotiations for an expansion of the county’s juvenile jail during their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The county is considering a three-phase expansion.
GEORGE LESTER HARRELL OBITUARY
August 29, 1999
GEORGE LESTER HARRELL Salina — Memorial services for George Lester Harrell, 79, Salina, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Salina. Private entombment will be held today at Mausoleum Williamsburg, Salina.
RUTH COLLARD KING OBITUARY
August 29, 1999
RUTH COLLARD KING Austin, Tex. — Memorial services for Ruth Collard King, 87, Austin, were held Aug. 16 at Hope Presbyterian Church. Burial was Aug. 17 in Old Arlington Cemetery.
AUG28-40
August 29, 1999
The sale of $198,000 in school bonds was approved by a 2-1 vote in the newly consolidated Common School District No. 98 south and west of Lawrence. The vote was 126-66 in favor. With approval of the sale, the district board could choose a site for a new, modern, eight-room rural school to be used by students in the existing No. 6, Pleasant Valley, Pleasant Grove, Washington Creek, Apple Pie, Lone Star, Clinton, Siegel and Waybright rural schools. Charles Oldfather was clerk of the district. Officials of the Callery Chemical Co. with its boron fuel plant here said the Lawrence plant would not be closed immediately despite cutbacks in employees and production. But it seemed inevitable the plant would be mothballed or terminated soon because the Navy had dropped its boron fuel ventures. More than 100 local workers had been laid off in July as an indication of what was ahead.
KU BUSINESS DEAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
August 29, 1999
Five years is enough for Tom Sarowski, who is retiring as Kansas University’s business dean effective June 30.
KU RAPE TRIAL ENDS IN SECOND HUNG JURY
August 29, 1999
For the second time in 2 1/2 months, a Kansas University student rejoiced on Friday after jurors were unable to agree on a rape charge against him. Prosecutors, who met with the victim and her family after the jury’s deliberations hit a wall, declined to comment. Douglas County Assistant Dist. Attys. Angela Wilson and David Zabel met with jurors in a nearby courtroom following the trial, as they did after the previous trial.
LECOMPTON MAN DIES WHEN TRUCK HITS POLE
August 29, 1999
A Lecompton man was killed Thursday night when the truck he was driving struck a telephone pole and burst into flames. Walter Ingram, 46, Lecompton, was driving the truck. Around 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Ingram was westbound on U.S. Highway 24 just two miles west of the Douglas County-Jefferson County line when the truck went off the road and hit a pole, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The fuel tank ruptured, and the truck caught fire, the patrol said.
COURTROOM IN JAIL WILL REDUCE NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION
August 29, 1999
A modern, aesthetically pleasing courtroom awaits inmates at the new Douglas County Jail. From its dome to its furniture, the courtroom incorporates design elements found throughout the $22 million jail.
IN THE BEGINNING
August 29, 1999
To the editor: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Christian creation story)
AUG. 28 100 YRS AGO
August 29, 1999
On Aug. 28, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “The country is sending the flower of its physical manhood to the Philippines. No country on earth ever had a more perfect lot of soldiers than America has today for service in the Philippines. In other countries, soldiers are machine made, they go to war because war is a business, and they are compelled to serve in the ranks. They go without hope of reward and preferment. It is different in America. Patriotism alone prompts the enlistment, and thus it has happened that the soldiers we send are of the stuff martyrs are made, they are fighting the battles of their country because they love the country. And they have before them hope of preferment, a chance to rise from the ranks and become commanders of armies. America gives every man a chance, whether he is the man with the hoe or the man with a gun. And as long as she does that, so long will she have brave and noble sons who are always ready to lay down their lives for her.
VFW SAYS SOLICITATIONSCAM
August 29, 1999
If you get a call asking for money for veterans, in cash, you probably should just hang up. “Somebody’s pulling a scam,” said Gus Smith, commander of Alford Clark Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lawrence.
CLOSE
August 29, 1999
Local markets As of Friday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.38; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.56. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.26; milo, NA; corn, $1.56. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.38; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.41; corn, $1.60.
4-H AND FCE NEWS
August 29, 1999
THE AUGUST MEETING of the Vinland Valley 4-H club actually was held July 26 at Vinland Valley School. During the program, Elizabeth Bartlow talked about her cat, “Sponge,” Sarah Regnier listed several tips for presenting projects at the fair, Chelsea Wilson spoke about the sheep project and Brad and Spencer Wilson brought the rockets they had constructed for the fair. The date for the next meeting has been changed to 7 p.m. Sept. 6.
CLUB NEWS
August 29, 1999
HOSTS FOR University Bridge Club’s gathering last Saturday were Roberta and Warren Lesh, and Cathy and Archie Mills. Guests were Julia and Byron Brooks, and Edna and Karmie Galle. Winners were Hazel Stellmacher, Aileen Bocquin, Isobel Schaake, Merle Ward, Leo Langlois and George Bocquin. THE LAWRENCE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB’S regular Monday night game was directed by Virginia Seaver.
S DENTAL VOID
August 29, 1999
Paperwork and low reimbursement rates are keeping some dentists from accepting Medicaid patients, but health officials are looking for solutions.
EVOLUTION SOUNDOFF
August 29, 1999
I was wondering why there are so many articles in the paper about the Kansas State Board of Education vote on evolution. It seems as though the Journal-World is obsessed with this. Two main factors keep the story in the newspaper, said Richard Brack, J-W managing editor.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SATURDAY
August 29, 1999
TODAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
BLOTTER FOR AUG. 28
August 29, 1999
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER WRECK
August 29, 1999
Two Eudora teen-agers were flown to hospitals after a rollover accident Friday night. Justin Spring, 18, was in critical condition at Kansas University Medical Center and Alesha Hillebert, 16, was in serious condition at Overland Park Regional Medical Center late Friday.
LHS, FREE STATE GRADUATION MOVING TO LIED CENTER
August 29, 1999
Allen Fieldhouse can no longer be used for graduation exercises by Lawrence’s two high schools, forcing a move to the smaller Lied Center.
CONCRETE PLANS MAKE HOME ARTFUL
August 29, 1999
Imagination and special paints and stains, turn lifeless gray concrete into your own work of art.
DEVELOPER NAMED FOR CLINTON STATE PARK DEVELOPMENT
August 29, 1999
A Clinton Lake resort hotel won’t clash with the natural environment of the state park, officials say.
FORMER JAYHAWK ARRESTED
August 29, 1999
A former Kansas University basketball player was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated early Friday morning. Thomas Joseph (T.J.) Pugh, 23, Lawrence, was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s officials around 2:30 a.m. Friday on North 1500 Road about a mile and a half east of Lawrence.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ROSTER
August 29, 1999
The following is Notre Dame’s numerical roster: 1 — Deke Cooper, FS, 6-2, 220, Sr., Evansville, Ind.
KRISCHE EAGER FOR NOTRE DAME TRIP
August 29, 1999
The Rev. Vince Krische of St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center can’t wait for today’s Kansas University-Notre Dame football game in South Bend, Ind. As a team chaplain, Krische travels with the Jayhawks. He and the rest of the KU traveling party left Thursday for the game against the Catholic university.
JAIL TOURS WILL OFFER ARRESTING EXPERIENCE
August 29, 1999
The inmate’s tour of the new Douglas County Jail will be far different from that enjoyed by people who attend today’s open house.
MILITARY NEWS
August 29, 1999
AIR FORCE AIRMAN Matthew H. Deering has arrived for duty at McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, N.J. Deering, an aircraft communications and navigation systems apprentice, is assigned to the 605th Aircraft Generation Squadron. He is the son of Edwin L. Deering, Fredericksburg, Va., and Patti J. Hatfield-Deering, Lawrence. BRIAN K. HUGHES has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The cadet is currently a student at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. Hughes is the son of Jerry V. Hughes, Kansas City, Mo., and Janet K. Davidson-Hues, Lawrence.
DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
August 29, 1999
Roadwork to block downtown streets
CITY SOFTBALL
August 29, 1999
City Results Men’s Friday One — Almost Thirty 11-24, Stuff By Us 5-23; Baldwin Lumber 17-27, Westlake Hardware 13-7; Feel D’s 12-14, Stuff 4-3; Renegades 18-10, Galyan’s Team Easton 14-9.
BAIT AND SWITCH?
August 29, 1999
To the editor: There was an article in the Tuesday paper regarding a “budget crisis” in school bond projects with the district’s new administration building being a major factor in the cost overrun. There was an editorial in the Wednesday paper on this topic in which the district’s bait and switch approach to getting a new administration building was mentioned.
SOCIAL CALENDAR
August 29, 1999
Sunday Laureate Alpha Phi of Beta Sigma Phi, 5:30 p.m., beginning day picnic with husbands, at the home of Karen Acord, 933 S.E. Shadden Rd., Tecumseh. Members are asked to bring a covered dish.
TO HELP MANAGE INMATES
August 29, 1999
Changes in management style are in store at the new Douglas County Jail, where corrections officers will employ a concept called “direct supervision.”
ENGAGEMENTS
August 29, 1999
Schwartz-Koelling Former Lawrence residents Elmer and Lois Schwartz, Linn, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Schwartz, Olathe, to Roger Koelling, Olathe.
HOSPITALS
August 29, 1999
Births Julie and Chad Glazer, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
JAIL BREAKOUT
August 29, 1999
OPEN HOUSE The public may tour the new Douglas County Jail during an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
LHS SOCCER
August 29, 1999
Manhattan High defeated Lawrence High, 3-2, in boys soccer on Friday. Tom Grubbs and Joey Kelly scored for LHS. Michael Chapman had an assist. Jason Colwell had a strong game on defense.
NEW ABUSE REPORTING SYSTEM SCRAPPED
August 29, 1999
Some SRS offices investigate more reports of abuse and neglect than others.
INMATE BEHAVIOR TO DETERMINE PLACEMENT
August 29, 1999
Inmate classification will be part of the system at the new Douglas County Jail.
COLLEGE STANDOUTS DECIDE TO STAY IN SCHOOL
August 29, 1999
Chicago Tribune Chicago — Ron Dayne had considered turning pro after his junior year at Wisconsin, but he came back because he had a shot at winning the Heisman Trophy and breaking the all-time major-college rushing record — and because he wanted to stay close to his young daughter in Madison.
FAMILY CELEBRATES LEGACY THEN FEARS FOR LIFE OF ONE MEMBER
August 29, 1999
A celebration honoring a longtime Tonganoxie family turned somber when one of the participants had to be rushed from the festivities in an ambulance.
WALTER INGRAM OBITUARY
August 29, 1999
WALTER INGRAM Memorial services for Walter Ingram, 46, Lecompton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Funeral services are pending in Oklahoma.
8-28 WILL KU BEAT NOTRE DAME?
August 29, 1999
Will KU beat Notre Dame? Mike Collins,
WEGNER BACK, BETTER THAN EVER?
August 29, 1999
Take it from the guy who was shot and from the guy who calls the shots: Zac Wegner is more than ready to give Kansas University’s football offense a shot in the arm. “This is the best I’ve ever seen him play,” Michael Chandler, KU’s senior wide receiver who gained his share of notoriety after he was shot in the groin in an offseason break-in at his off-campus apartment, said of Wegner, who garnered plenty of publicity after suffering concussions in two consecutive weeks last season.
ANNIVERSARIES
August 29, 1999
Roslyn and Greg Alexander
SCOUTING NEWS
August 29, 1999
BOY SCOUTS AND ADVISERS from Troop 53, sponsored by First Christian Church, recently returned to Lawrence from their annual summer camping trip. A total of 36 Scouts and adult leaders spent eight days in the mountains of central Colorado, including a week at Boy Scouts of America Camp Alexander near Lake George, Colo., in Pike National Forest. These Scouts attended: Jack Barr, Brian Bennett, Thomas Champion, Danny Della Torre, Ed Della Torre, Robert Figueira, Michael Gaus, Mitchell Grant, Seth Hinkle, Aaron Ideus, Conner Jones, Tim Kuhlman, Brad Lanpher, Ben Marshall, Alex McElroy, Spencer Reeves, Ben Robertson, Andrew Schmidt, Dallas Schmitendorf, Brian Segebrecht, Ray Segebrecht, Scott Shreder, Bryan Spangler, Chaz Steele, Justin Stephens, Jon Taylor, Brian Teefey, Chris Teefey, Jason Thompson, Collin Watgen and Brett Yulich.
SATURDAY COLUMN
August 29, 1999
It appears University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof soon will have an opportunity to set a high standard of action for other college presidents and chancellors to try to match. He can take a giant step toward restoring sanity, believability and honesty in college sports ” or he merely can pay lip service to any idea of standards of conduct, personal behavior and academic credibility. The university has been rocked in recent months by cases of academic fraud, sexual harassment, dishonesty, cover-ups and other ugly situations within the school’s athletic department.
S DEPARTMENT STILL WAITING FOR DENTAL RECORDS
August 29, 1999
Dental records delay victim’s identification
JAYHAWKS TO CONTEND WITH IRISH MYSTIQUE
August 29, 1999
As near mythical as Notre Dame football is in the national conscience, it is natural to suspect Irish players can perform supernatural feats. Like, for example, putting their game-day pants on two legs at a time.
CLOTHING
August 29, 1999
4-H Arts and Crafts Level I
BROWN BEAR HAS NEW PLANPEANUTS
August 29, 1999
Splitting the costs between peanuts and beer might enable owners of a downtown brew pub to get around zoning restrictions.
SOCCER
August 29, 1999
Less than a half away from a morale-boosting season-opening victory, Kansas University’s women’s soccer team faltered on Friday afternoon at SuperTarget Field. Ahead 1-0 on a goal by Melanie Schroeder with just under 20 minutes left, the Jayhawks surrended two goals the rest of the way in a 2-1 loss to Colorado.
LOCAL BRIEFS
August 29, 1999
Tecumseh — Free State’s freshman/sophomore soccer team fell to Shawnee Heights, 2-1, on Friday in the Firebirds’ season opener. Adrian Ludwig scored for Free State.
FREE STATE SOCCER FALLS
August 29, 1999
The more things stay the same, the more they change for Free State High’s boys soccer team. The Firebirds, who have won just three games in their existence, dropped their season opener against Shawnee Heights, 1-0, on Friday at the FSHS field.
1999 KU FOOTBALL ROSTER
August 29, 1999
The following is Kansas University’s numerical football roster: 1 — Harrison Hill, WR, 5-11, 190, Soph., Wichita
HOG-TIED DEVELOPER MAY RAISE STINK
August 29, 1999
A frustrated landowner is thinking about becoming a hog farmer to get his point across.