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AREA GOLF RESULTS
August 30, 1999
Area Results LAKE PERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
MUST LOCAL GUITARIST TO GIVE CONCERT AT LIBRARY
August 30, 1999
Guitarist to give concert at library
ANSWERS NEEDED
August 30, 1999
most of them financial — still are swirling around the public transportation proposal. It’s not a question of whether the service is needed and good for Lawrence, but rather a question of whether local taxpayers should have had the opportunity to vote on the matter.
SCHOOL BOARD KICKS AROUND THE IDEA OF EXPRESSING DISSENT
August 30, 1999
Members of the Lawrence school board contemplated the sticky side of dissent at a retreat that delved into ideas for team-building.
ONCE CRAPPIE WHERE FOUND EVERYWHERE
August 30, 1999
Less than a decade ago, crappie abounded in the big reservoirs around Lawrence. Some folks who kept track of such things regularly called this area the crappie capital of the world, proclaiming the combination of Perry, Pomona, Clinton and Melvern lakes better than the great Kentucky and Barkley lakes of western Kentucky and Santee Cooper waterway in South Carolina.
GARAGE SALE SIGNS RAISE SORE POINT
August 30, 1999
One Lawrence resident recently was ticketed and another was warned for putting up garage sale signs around town.
PULSAR PLANES LAND IN LAWRENCE
August 30, 1999
Dozens of Pulsar plane owners landed in Lawrence to talk about their passion this weekend.
S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR RAILROAD DAYS
August 30, 1999
The annual Topeka Railroad Days will be held Friday through Sept. 6 in downtown Topeka. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, with a concert by Montgomery Gentry at 8:30 p.m.
HOSPITALS
August 30, 1999
Births Jill and Paul Davis, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
T MEET TUESDAY
August 30, 1999
City commission won’t meet Tuesday
SCHOOL SAFETY BREAKOUT FOR SIDEBAR ON ATF BOMB THREATS
August 30, 1999
ATF BOMB THREAT PRECAUTIONS:
8-29 DO YOU WANT GEORGE W. BUSH TO TELL WHETHER HE USED
August 30, 1999
Do you want presidential candidate George W. Bush to tell whether he used cocaine? Kimberly Crazybear,
GAME-DAY SUSPENSION HURTS KU
August 30, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — At least one costly game-day suspension hurt Kansas in its quest to upend Notre Dame’s 18th-ranked football team on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Defensive end Dion Johnson, backup tight end/long snapper Sean McDermott and red-shirt candidate offensive lineman Gabe Rosalis were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules by KU coach Terry Allen.
SRS NOT SATISFIED WITH CHILD-SUPPORT COLLECTION FIRM
August 30, 1999
With Douglas County child-support collections the lowest in the state, “there’s room for improvement,” an SRS official says.
GARDEN CALENDER
August 30, 1999
The percentage of “other crops” can spell disaster for a lawn being planted or reseeded.
ARTS COMMISSION SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR PHOENIX AWARDS
August 30, 1999
This year’s winners will receive original, hand-constructed books created by two Lawrence artists.
WATER AND HISTORY ARE PART OF THE FLOW OF ROCHESTER
August 30, 1999
The Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call Rochester, N.Y. — Several times, passengers on the open top deck of the Colonial Belle were warned to sit or squat down to avoid smacking their heads against dangerously low bridges spanning the Erie Canal outside Rochester.
AGENDA (3) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
August 30, 1999
* Review and approve minutes of various boards and commissions. * Consider paying claims and expense vouchers.
FEDERAL AGENT GIVES ADVICE ON BOMB THREATS
August 30, 1999
Less than 1 percent of bomb threats are real; schools receiving calls should inspect buildings for unusual items and evacuate only when necessary.
KU VOLLEYBALL CHRISTENS NEW FACILITY
August 30, 1999
No doubt about it. The Horejsi Family Athletics Center at Kansas University was made for volleyball. A big volleyball is plastered at midcourt and the scoreboard tracks digs and kills.
S WRONG WITH PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS AT NINTH AND MAINE?
August 30, 1999
The pedestrian light at Ninth and Maine is on only long enough for a person to cross half way across Ninth Street. What’s the problem? “A ‘walk’ light is intended to let the pedestrian know they can start crossing the street,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “The ‘walk’ light is followed by a flashing ‘don’t walk’ signal that is displayed long enough for the pedestrian to complete crossing the street before cross traffic receives a green light.”
SUNDAY WOODLING COLUMN
August 30, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — Every man, woman and child who live in Lawrence could plunk their bottoms on a plank at Notre Dame Stadium, and several hundred seats still would remain. That’s how big the football home of the Fighting Irish is.
KANSAS-NOTRE DAME NOTEBOOK
August 30, 1999
* Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Paul Hornung were recognized before the kickoff — Sayers representing Kansas and Hornung Notre Dame — along with Eddie Robinson, the former Grambling coach after whom Saturday’s Classic was named. ” * If you watched on television, you may have noticed two slight changes in the Jayhawks’ uniforms. The Jayhawk logo — missing from the jersey since 1995 — has returned on the sleeve. Also, the KU helmets have a No. 42 decal on the back as a tribute to former All-American Ray Evans who died last April. Evans’ number was retired after he completed his KU career in 1947. “
FOTO CORRX
August 30, 1999
The photograph of Jodi Wente and her daughter that appeared on page 3A of Saturday’s Journal-World was not meant to accompany the story with which it was published.
SENSE FOR SENIORS - HUSBAND LEAVES?
August 30, 1999
Q. I have a General Durable Power of Attorney for my husband who is in a nursing home. We have a problem, because he keeps threatening to leave the nursing home. The doctor says he does need to stay in the nursing home. Is my power of attorney enough to force him to stay? A. No. A General Durable Power of Attorney does not take away your husband’s right to make his own decisions. The power of attorney only appoints you as a person who can act on his behalf; it does not give you the right to make decisions that are against his will. You may need a court order to keep your husband in the nursing home. The best way to do this is for you to petition the court to appoint you to be your husband’s guardian.
LUCK OF IRISH CURSES KU
August 30, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — To heck with the Four Horsemen. Ghosts of Notre Dame’s storied football past didn’t haunt Kansas University nearly as much as four turnovers did.
THE CUTTING EDGE OF CHANGE
August 30, 1999
Affordable and available real estate are key factors in the makeover of North Lawrence.
SURVIVING HOT SUMMERS IN KANSAS
August 30, 1999
I trust that I won’t be called before some committee that investigates anti-Kansas sentiments, but I want to say that, most of the time, I hate Kansas summers. Have I ever quoted to you what Ed Howe said when someone told him it was cooler in the house than outside? “So is hell,” he replied. This summer’s long, dry, hot, miserable siege wasn’t the first of that kind we’ve known in our soon-to-be half century in Kansas. I’m going through my old radio shows, converting reel-to-reel to cassette, and recently I listened to a thing I did about 1980. That year had a hellish summer. Another bad one was ‘88. I remember standing out at Pioneer Cemetery for a memorial service in ‘88, and I remember how hot it was when my grandson was born that June.
T0292 BC-FBC-SCHEDULE 12TAKES 08-01 0613
August 30, 1999
Schedules subject to change (All times Central)
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SUNDAY
August 30, 1999
TODAY 2:30 p.m.: Classical guitar concert by John P. Jervis Jr., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
DISTRICT NOT CONTENT WITH STATUS QUO
August 30, 1999
The Lawrence school board and district administrators are beginning the development of a strategic plan.
KANSAS-NOTRE DAME STATS
August 30, 1999
TEAM STATISTICS KU ND
BUSINESS BRIEFS FOR SUNDAY
August 30, 1999
Faces and places Linda Trotter of Coldwell Banker-McGrew Real Estate has been designated as an accredited buyer representative by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors.
IRISH OFFENSE IN HIGH GEAR
August 30, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — If the first look was any indication, Notre Dame’s new football offense should be just fine. The 18th-ranked Irish, who hired Kevin Rogers away from Syracuse in the offseason, gained 363 rushing yards and 452 total yards in a 48-13 victory over Kansas in the Eddie Robinson Classic on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
COUNTY MARRED BY DISMAL DEADBEAT SITUATION
August 30, 1999
The percentage of child support collected in Douglas County is the lowest in the state. Officials aren’t sure why.
COMMON SENSE WORDS ABOUG DRUGS
August 30, 1999
The realities of American life look entirely different to those who deal day-to-day with its challenges and those who just pontificate about those problems. The pontificators in my world of journalism have been having a field day speculating about Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s possible use of cocaine earlier in his life. They are so fascinated by the question that they have neglected the most basic obligation of our craft — finding the facts and assessing the evidence. Without any substantiation, the relentless questioning of the Republican presidential contender is nothing but harassment.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, TWIN JAYHAWKS
August 30, 1999
Future Jayhawks. Twins Joseph and Paris Monte, 3 months, show their Kansas University spirit. The twins are the children of Joe and Jamie Montes, Roselle Park, N.J. The photo was submitted by Shelly and Mike Loneker, 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.
MOTLEY FOOL
August 30, 1999
THE MOTLEY FOOL ******
CAMPAIGN SEEKS LIVABLE WAGE
August 30, 1999
K-State professor, single mother fight for living wage in Manhattan.
PROJECT OF THE WEEKFARM PLAY SET BREEDS FUN
August 30, 1999
Old MacDonald himself wouldn’t be able to resist this do-it-yourself farm playset, and neither will the little farmhands at your house. Great for scrollsaw enthusiasts as well as woodworkers of all skill levels, the big red barn is filled with everyone’s barnyard favorites — horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks. There’s even a tractor and wagon complete with bales of hay and some fencing to keep the critters from wandering.
BLOTTER
August 30, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
REVOLUTIONARY IMAGES: PRINTS SHOW LIFE, POLITICS IN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY MEXICO
August 30, 1999
An exhibition of prints at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art includes the works of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and the Taller de Graphica Popular.
SCHOOL SAFETY SIDEBAR ON BULLYING
August 30, 1999
Repeated aggressive behavior with negative intent — bullying — is perhaps the most pervasive and ignored safety issue in schools.
8-22 SHOULD GRADES BE USED AS A BASIS FOR HIRING HIGH SCHOOL
August 30, 1999
Should grades be used as a basis for hiring high school students? Alicia Henrikson,
SCHOOL SAFETY BREAKOUT FOR SIDEBAR ON BULLYING
August 30, 1999
BEATING THE BULLIES * Children — A wise line of defense is avoidance. Seek out friendly people and build friendships. Don’t fight bullies with fists. Use humor to defuse a bully ready to attack. Or forcefully tell the bully to quit the harassment. Walk away.
SCHOOL SAFETY SIDEBAR ON CLASS MANAGEMENT TEXTS
August 30, 1999
A KU professor says most college education textbooks inadequately prepare future teachers for realities of classroom management.
NEW TAX APPEALS SYSTEM PRAISED
August 30, 1999
A new state system for property tax appeals has removed the appearance of partiality but hasn’t meant a big change in outcomes.
LECOMPTON IS SEEKING COUNTY HELP FOR ROAD PROJECT
August 30, 1999
Douglas County commissioners will be asked to reconsider a request for $131,000 to help rebuild a main road in Lecompton during its meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. The idea of helping with the Woodson Avenue project was discussed briefly in June at a county commission meeting held in Lecompton.
SCHOOL BOARD TO ACT ON BIDS, DEBATE WEIGHTED GRADES
August 30, 1999
The Lawrence school board is scheduled to vote Monday on structural steel bids for a new elementary school and to discuss plans for a weighted-grading system.
NONSMOKING BOWLERS READY TO ROLL AGAIN
August 30, 1999
An organizer of a nonsmoking bowling league started last year in Lawrence is seeking to clear the air again this year. “Last time, we had 10 lanes taken up and it really does cut down on the smoke” in the bowling alley, said Julie Donner, secretary of the league.
AGENDA (1) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
August 30, 1999
Lawrence city commissioners will hear first readings of three ordinances setting new rates for water, sewer and trash service, but they will not address the issue of impact fees charged to developers. The proposed new water rates would have little, if any, impact on most residential customers. Although the proposal calls for a slight increase in the minimum monthly charge, there also is a slight decrease in the rate charged for water above the minimum 2,000 gallons.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR SUNDAY
August 30, 1999
MONDAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
EDWARD J. HEALEY OBITUARY
August 30, 1999
EDWARD J. HEALEY Services for Edward J. Healey, 48, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.
FREE STATE TENNIS THIRD
August 30, 1999
Gravino, Winter boost Firebirds
AGENDA (2) FOR LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION
August 30, 1999
The new rates for water and sewer service were recommended last week in a study conducted by Black and Veatch Inc. The engineering and consulting firm examined the rates the utilities currently charge and compared them with estimates of how much money the utilities would need in future years to meet anticipated expenses.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, KIDS AND TEACHERS
August 30, 1999
So long, seventh grade. Clayton Kellerman, 13, left, Carl Lisher, 13, center, and Jenni Morell, 13, pose with two of their teachers, Joe Thornburg and Chris English, on their last day of seventh-grade at South Junior High School. English was also Carl and Jenni’s tennis coach. The photo was submitted by Charlene Lisher, Lawrence.
OUTDOORS BRIEF
August 30, 1999
Flyfishing Expo set for Sept. 12
NED KEHDE HUNT REPORT
August 30, 1999
When dove season opens on Wednesday, hunters who work the stubble fields and ponds around northeast Kansas will be disappointed. According to reports, the dove population around here is paltry.
KU-ND HOW THEY SCORED
August 30, 1999
First Quarter 11:36 — Jarious Jackson 38 run. Kansas took the game’s first possession 19 yards in six plays before David Winbush fumbled away to Notre Dame’s Rocky Boiman. After gaining one yard in two plays and facing third-and-nine, Jackson slipped outside the broken pocket, bounced off three would-be tacklers, ran through an arm tackle then went around right end for the score. Jim Sanson kick. (Notre Dame 7, Kansas 0).
JUSTIN SANDS SIDEBAR
August 30, 1999
South Bend, Ind. — Justin Sands will never forget where he played his first college football game. It’s a long, long way from small town Iowa (Lawton) to Notre Dame Stadium.
EVOLUTION DEBATE
August 30, 1999
To the editor: During the past two weeks, many articles have been written in which those who believe in the Bible’s account of creation were described as “yokel,” as “these religious people,” as people living in the “dark ages” or by some other degrading description.
AUG 29-25 YEARS AGO
August 30, 1999
The “70 percent” prospect for local rain finally panned out and the Lawrence area was favored with 1.27 inches of badly needed moisture over a two-day period. But the drought still had a grip, with a moisture deficit of more than five inches for the year. There was hope, however, of more substantial rain over the next three or four days.
AUG 28-100 YEARS AGO
August 30, 1999
IN 1899 On Aug. 29, 1899, the Lawrence Journal noted a difference between the students and faculty at KU. It noted in one item: “The majority of the University professors who have been away for the summer have not yet returned.” In another brief note, the Journal observed, “The arrival of students in the city is becoming more noticeable everyday, the expressmen and hackmen are having an increase of business as a result.”
BOMB CALL IN COUNTY NETS METH LAB BUST
August 30, 1999
A bomb squad from the Topeka Police Department sniffed around Saturday for explosives under a bridge west of Lecompton and found the makings of a methamphetamine lab, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department officials say. Authorities booked a 26-year-old Topeka man into the Douglas County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 16-year-old Topeka boy also was arrested. Information about his initial charges was unavailable.
BOOK GIVES CHILDREN ROOM TO GROW
August 30, 1999
Many children are born with an instinctive love for dirt. They roll in it, sit in it and even eat it. “Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots,” a new book by Sharon Lovejoy about gardening with children, will help prolong the love affair children have with soil, albeit with more desirable — and better-tasting — results.
NEW JAIL OPENS FOR VISITORS
August 30, 1999
Visitors toured the new Douglas County Jail on Saturday, and its residents will be arriving Sept. 11.
CHARITY BREAKFASTHIT
August 30, 1999
Firefighters fed hundreds of people Saturday morning, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. in the process.
KGS MAPS
August 30, 1999
New maps of 17 of the state’s reservoirs are now available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on the Kansas University campus. While the maps don’t guarantee successful fishing, they do pinpoint some of the places fish are most likely to be found.
SUNDAY CITY RESULTS
August 30, 1999
Sunday’s Results Coed 1: Signature 10, Swingers 9; Sweet & Sour 8, Swingers 7; Sweet & Sour 17, Hugh Jorgans 12.
NL SCHEDULE
August 30, 1999
NATIONAL LEAGUE TODAY’S GAMES
AUG 29-40 YEARS AGO
August 30, 1999
IN %% 1959 The largest single crowd on record was registered for the Douglas County Free Fair. Officials said that more than 4,000 took part in the 1959 event.