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KU SOCCER BEATS WYOMING
August 31, 1999
Mark Francis, a two-time Big South Conference coach of the year in his two seasons at South Alabama, claimed his first coaching victory at Kansas University on Sunday. The Jayhawks, who opened the season with a loss to Colorado on Friday afternoon, thumped Wyoming, 4-1, at SuperTarget Field.
NCS GRABS CONTRACT WORTH $4.2 MILLION
August 31, 1999
NCS grabs contract worth $4.2 million
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
August 31, 1999
TODAY 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farmers’ Market, city parking lot in the 1000 block of Vermont.
KANSAS PRESS BOX SHAPING UP
August 31, 1999
Bob Frederick had to cough up an extra $300,000 a couple of months ago, but from all indications the money was worth it. The new press box at Memorial Stadium will be functional when Kansas meets Cal State Northridge in its football home opener on Sept. 11.
BRAVO TO ROTH
August 31, 1999
To the editor: I was appalled to read the story of Stan Roth’s shameful treatment in this morning’s J-W. Stan is a GREAT teacher. Both my sons were in his classes, and both “suffered” some of his rough demands for quality. Both of them thoroughly appreciate the things they learned fron Stan, the emphasis on quality and responsibility. Stan’s enthusiasm led them to field trips where they learned much more than the biology. He and Jan took their students to places like Hawaii and Florida year after year, and many students became enthralled with science because of these and their classroom activities.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, FOUR BOYS
August 31, 1999
Fearsome foursome. Patrick Ross, Zack Gardner, Sam Ranson and Mitchell Grant pose after the fifth-grade music show last May at Deerfield School. Patrick is the son of Gina Ross and Charles Ross; Zack is the son of Jeanne and Rex Gardner; Sam is the son of Sheryl and Charlie Ranson; and Mitchell is the son of Judy and Craig Grant. The photo was submitted by Jeanne Gardner. 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.
OFFICE DEPOT WARNS OF EARNING DROP
August 31, 1999
Office Depot warns of earnings drop
GOOD ALTERNATIVE
August 31, 1999
To the editor: What a shame it is that the city commission decided to close the Brown Bear. The decision tells the Brown Bear that they didn’t charge enough for their food. My dining dollars are spent on a variety of downtown restaurants and although I’ve not been to the Bear a lot, I am an occasional patron for three reasons.
DESIGN CONTRACT APPROVED FOR YOUTH DETENTION FACILITY
August 31, 1999
Douglas County commissioners set the ball rolling Monday for the first of three proposed construction projects at the Douglas County Youth Services Facility.
SOUNDOFF ON 1998 BOND ISSUE VERSUS CURRENT BUDGETS
August 31, 1999
I recall the Lawrence school district mailed a booklet to parents outlining the $16.6 million bond issue that was passed by voters in November. Please find a copy and compare construction project budget estimates to current projections? The document mailed to voters in August 1998 was signed by all seven members of the school board, including four still holding seats — Mary Loveland, Leni Salkind, Austin Turney and James Hilliard.
CAROL BRADLEY OBITUARY
August 31, 1999
CAROL BRADLEY DeSoto — Graveside services for Carol Bradley, 91, Gladstone, Mo., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in DeSoto Cemetery.
REINER SETS DATES
August 31, 1999
Reiner to visit Iowa * Jared Reiner, a 6-10, 240-pound senior high school basketball player from Tripp, S.D., will make an official recruiting visit to Iowa this weekend. Reiner told Insiders Report he will accept in-home visits from coaches from Kansas, Iowa, Notre Dame, Illinois, Utah, Texas and UConn.
PHLEGAR, FREE STATE WIN GOLF TOURNAMENT
August 31, 1999
Lauren Phlegar and Tess Lane finished 1-2 to help Free State High’s girls golf team win its first tournament.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR TUESDAY
August 31, 1999
KU women slated for five TV games
ROAD REPAIRS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 23
August 31, 1999
1. Ninth Street, intersection at Massachusetts and one-block segment west to Vermont, opens week of Aug. 23. Street remains closed from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. 2. Tennessee Street, 11th to 14th, partial removal of parking for water-line improvement.
MONDAY SPORTS ON TV
August 31, 1999
Today Baseball
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, YANKEES BASEBALL TEAM
August 31, 1999
Champs. The Rotary Club Yankees show off their first-place trophy from the Peter Cochrane Memorial tournament on May 10. The team also finished first in the regular season and postseason tournament with a record of 25-3. The team was in the 13-14-year-old Houk-Ice League at Holcom. Back row, from left: Kevin Gray, assistant coach; Cole Cruse; Nathan Billings; David Ardnt; Jon Burton; Bradley Russell; Will Haney; Ryan Ellis; Brian Cruse, assistant coach; and Mark Arndt, head coach. Front row, Brett Mendenhall; Chase White; Jeff Lata; Eric Jorgensen; Shannon Fisher; and Ben Gray. The photo was taken by Cathy Reid and submitted by Kim Arndt, 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.
LHS GOLF GLANCE
August 31, 1999
LHS Roster Senior: Abby Davis, Jamie Rusk.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUTH
August 31, 1999
The school policy that dictates which high school students will attend needs more teeth. Local school district officials have initiated various studies to determine how the system can be improved and do a better job in serving the young men and women of the area.
RETURN TO SANITY?
August 31, 1999
To the editor: The Kansas Board of Education insists they are not evolving along with the rest of us, and who could argue with them in light of their recent decision that Kansas children should not be required to understand the fundamental process of evolution — or be tested on it.
BUS DEBATE OVER
August 31, 1999
To the editor: Lawrence is a city founded on debate. In my observation, I have found that most new ideas and projects are debated for about 10 years; I am grateful to all the public servants who have endured the meetings to see these projects through. However, haven’t we had the requisite 10 years of debate on public transportation already?
LHS GOLF PREVIEW
August 31, 1999
New Lawrence High girls golf coach Mark Vancuren didn’t waste any time challenging his players during practice, opting to play the holes longer instead of from the shorter red tees. “We’ve been playing from the white tees, so the scores are not the greatest,” Vancuren said. “It’s more of a challenge.”
TWO ARRESTED IN PARK ROBBERY
August 31, 1999
Two arrested in park robbery
BLOTTER
August 31, 1999
Law enforcement report Condition reports
WHY IS THERE A SCHOOL ZONE BEACON AT 15TH AND ENGEL?
August 31, 1999
I saw a new flashing school zone beacon near the KU dorms, on the south curb of 15th street, west of Engel Road. Do KU students really need help crossing the street? I thought flashing beacons were only for elementary students. City Manager Mike Wildgen’s response:
MONDAY DATEBOOK
August 31, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
S LARGEST COLLEGE
August 31, 1999
Sally Frost Mason leads the largest college on the Kansas University campus.
AUG 30-100 YEARS AGO
August 31, 1999
IN 1899 On Aug. 30, 1899, the Lawrence Journal editorialized: “Some time since Governor Stanley named, among other officers recommended for appointment of the Philippines two Negro officers, Harvey of Lawrence and Hawkins of Atchison.”Sherman Harvey is a man who has the respect and confidence of everyone who knows him. He is a gentleman in all things, educated and refined; a man unspoiled by success, and is always ready to do his part in every work.” Sherman Harvey will be an honor to his state, his race and to the army.”
AUG 30-25 YEARS AGO
August 31, 1999
Special safety patrols were being established as Perry and Pomona lakes for the coming Labor Day holiday period in an effort to cut down on traffic and boating accidents. After a lengthy debate, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission recommended approval of a planned unit development for low-income and “manufactured” homes. The request had been made by GFC Properties Inc.
EVEN FREE WEB PAGES CARRYPRICEADS
August 31, 1999
I’ve been told there are lots of Web sites where I can create a home page for free. How do I find them, and can I sign up with more than one? The best way to find the free Web site servers is to go to www.yahoo.com and follow these links: Business and Economy, Companies, Internet Services, Web Services, Website Hosting, Free Web Pages. The last time I checked there were 110 listed. None that I found has restrictions preventing you from signing up for more than one free service. The major drawbacks of free Web servers are that they usually open additional windows on your screen for pop up ads (which help pay for the Web services). Signing up for more than one can cause too many windows to pop up while people view your Web site and could crash someone’s browser. In addition, by signing up for more than one service, you increase the chances of junk e-mail.
CLAIMANT WHISTLING DIXIE
August 31, 1999
A temporary employee involved in a Revenue Department controversy has been told he is not protected by the whistleblower act.
AUG 31 25 YRS AGO
August 31, 1999
IN 1974 The Douglas County Comprehensive Health Planning Council recommended that the council approve a formal certificate of need application for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s planned $17.5 million rebuilding and expansion project. The goal was to get as much federal funding as possible for the project.
FSHS GOLF GLANCE
August 31, 1999
FSHS Roster Seniors: Jenny Frye, Tess Lane, Caitlin Standish.
HOW MANY GARAGE SALES CAN A PERSON HAVE EACH YEAR?
August 31, 1999
How many garage sales does the city allow a residence to have in a year? Is there a city ordinance regulating garage sales? According to City Manager Mike Wildgen, there is no city ordinance that deals strictly with garage sales. Garage sales that become perpetual can be stopped when they become a commercial-type use. Complaints can be submitted to the Building Inspection Department, 832-3100, for review.
AUG 31 100 YRS AGO
August 31, 1999
IN 1899 On Aug. 31, 1899, the Lawrence Journal commented: “Olathe has let a contract for brick paving and the work is to be completed within sixty days. The cost is to be about $1.50 a yard, and Coffeyville brick is to be used. Just think of Lawrence allowing a little dinky town like Olathe to lead her in enterprise of this kind! It is true we now have a prospect, a very fair prospect of getting some paving done, but should have been done twenty years ago.”
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, REBEL BASEBALL TEAM
August 31, 1999
Rebels with a cause. The Kansas Rebel 11-year-old baseball team placed fifth out of 52 teams in the United States Specialty Sports Assn. World Series. Back row, from left, are coaches Tom Albers, John Wilkens and John Heitshusen; middle row, from left, are Scott Heitshusen, Nick DeBiasse, Brett Sims, Nick Ayre, Jeff Stebbins, Tyler Knight and Lorenzo Ricketts; front row, from left, are Darren Parker, Nick Madl, Marc Albers, Jeremy Wright, Travis Blankenship and Nathan Desetti. The photo was submitted by John Heitshusen, Lawrence.
FARMLAND SHUTS DOWN PRODUCTION
August 31, 1999
Farmland Industries Inc.’s sprawling nitrogen plant just east of Lawrence isn’t making fertilizer anymore. Early Monday, crews shut down the last of several production units that have fallen victim to a soft farm economy and even softer market for fertilizer.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, MAN ON COUCH
August 31, 1999
Hard workin’ man. Terry McMechan, Baldwin, is proud of his new job at Burger King. He also works at Cottonwood Inc., and is looking for a third job. The photo was submitted by Terry’s sister, Linda Flory, Baldwin. 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.
IS OFFICEMAX COMING TO TOWN?
August 31, 1999
Is OfficeMax coming to town? That’s the plan.
TOBACCO IS THE REAL KILLER DRUG
August 31, 1999
If any good is to come from the furor over George W. Bush’s alleged cocaine use, it’s a growing sense in the country that our drug laws are too draconian. Jailing people for long periods of time for possessing a small amount of cocaine is out of proportion to the damage the drug inflicts. A far more lethal product is not only legal but heavily promoted, and that’s tobacco. A third of people who smoke will die prematurely of lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses. Yet 35 years after the first surgeon general’s report warned of its dangers, smoking is on the rise among juveniles, the demographic group most likely to get hooked and stay hooked.
NBA VETERAN RETURNS TO LHS TO TOUT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
August 31, 1999
Sallie Mae, which has a service center in Lawrence, launched a scholarship contest for Kansas City area high schools with the help of Danny Manning.
COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
August 31, 1999
Satellite office openings still set for October
TUESDAY WOODLING COLUMN
August 31, 1999
Cal State Northridge will be trading a defeat for a $200,000 paycheck when the Matadors come to Lawrence a week from Saturday. That’s the way it goes in NCAA Div. I-AA football, which has no bowl money, no television dollars and, comparatively speaking, no fans.
8-30 WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE OLD
August 31, 1999
What type of business would you like to see go into the old Willie C’s building? Pina Pereiro,
AUG 31 40 YRS AGO
August 31, 1999
IN %% 1959 The official end of summer vacation was only four days away for local school children — and teachers.
INVESTIGATORS PIECING TOGETHER UNCERTAINTIES IN FATAL ACCIDENT
August 31, 1999
Authorities are trying to figure out what happened in the final moments before a pickup carrying eight young men crashed Sunday on some railroad tracks in North Lawrence.
ARE YOU LESS LIKELY TO RIDE ROLLER COASTERS AFTER THIS . . .
August 31, 1999
Are you less likely to ride roller coasters after this summer’s fatalities? Jeff True,
T FIT FOR ALL TRADERS
August 31, 1999
Who is fiscally and temperamentally fit to day-trade stocks? It wasn’t Mark Barton, who lost more than $500,000, much of it borrowed. When he couldn’t face what he’d done, he killed his family, nine other traders and finally, himself. Barton opened two trading accounts by putting up cash and declaring a comfortable net worth. It appeared that he could afford the risks he took. As it turned out, he was speculating far beyond his means.
OZ DEVELOPERS RELEASE PLAN FOR PARK
August 31, 1999
The plan completed by developers of the Wonderful World of Oz theme park will be scrutizined by accountants for weeks.
LEGISLATORS ORDER AUDIT OF REVENUE
August 31, 1999
Monday’s directive to the Legislative Division of Post Audit seemed to call into question the Revenue Department secretary’s truthfulness in addressing lawmakers’ questions.
THE MUSIC MAN MOVES TO THE RIVER CITY
August 31, 1999
The career of the Lawrence school district’s new business manager has taken some surprising twists.
FREIJE EMERGES AS BIG-TIME RECRUIT
August 31, 1999
The state of Kansas has a major college basketball prospect this year. He’s Matt Freije, a 6-8 1/2, 210-pound forward from Shawnee Mission West.
LEGISLATORS, WATER CHIEF DISCUSS CHALLENGES POSED BY NEW LAW
August 31, 1999
Chief engineer says it will be a struggle to meet deadlines imposed by new legislation.
HOSPITALS
August 31, 1999
Births Brian and Lisa Gay, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
FREE STATE GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW
August 31, 1999
As if being Free State High’s athletics director wasn’t enough, Steve Grant has taken on some added responsibilities. Granted he’ll have the assistance of co-coach Craig Hershiser, but the Firebirds’ AD now also is a girls golf coach.
KU SOCCER
August 31, 1999
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photo Kansas University’s Melissa Downing (21) works her way out of a corner Sunday while being pursued by Wyoming’s Meredith Russo during the first half of their game at SuperTarget Field. The Jayhawks defeated the Cowgirls, 4-1.
BLOTTER
August 31, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
AUG 30-40 YEARS AGO
August 31, 1999
IN %% 1959 The first Jayhawk Rodeo at the Douglas County Fair had an opening crowd of 5,000 and was regarded as one of the major hits in recent years.
LAWRENCE DEPICTED AS HOTBED OF SEXUAL REVOLUTION
August 31, 1999
Beth Bailey spent almost 12 years working on the book, returning to Lawrence two or three times a year to conduct research.
T ANSWERS RATE WAR CHALLENGE ANSWERS RATE WAR CHALLENGE
August 31, 1999
AT&T picked up the gauntlet thrown down by Sprint and MCI earlier this month over long-distance rates. New York (ap) — AT&T Corp. battled back against phone rivals on Monday by slashing long-distance rates to just 7 cents a minute for calls made any time. While the rates are bargains for frequent long-distance callers, average users might wind up paying more, not less, consumer groups warned.
KANSAS-NOTRE DAME RETROSPECTIVE
August 31, 1999
Football in its generic form is blocking and tackling. Yet football is played above the neck, too. Kansas proved that on Saturday in its season-opening 48-13 loss to Notre Dame.
MANNING ACCEPTS LATEST TRADE
August 31, 1999
Danny Manning spent most of the summer in Lawrence, each day taking time to read the transactions section in the newspaper. Manning, a former Kansas All-American, was property of three NBA teams in the month of August.
LAWRENCE GIRL SHOWS HER TRUE COLORS
August 31, 1999
A Lawrence girl scores a spot as a finalist in a national contest to see who can come up with the goofiest garb.
NBA VETERAN RETURNS TO LHS TO TOUT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
August 31, 1999
Sallie Mae, which has a service center in Lawrence, launched a scholarship contest for Kansas City area high schools with the help of Danny Manning.
ALCOHOL POLICY DRAWING CONTROVERSY
August 31, 1999
Haskell Indian Nations University’s zero-tolerance policy is being scrutinized after the death of three students in an accident Sunday in North Lawrence.
CITY STANDINGS
August 31, 1999
Monday Men’s 5-7: B(u)y Lawrence 4-1, Manpower Hitters 3-1, El Mezcal 3-2, Dawg’s 2-3, FSBC 1-3, Hammers 1-4. Monday Women’s Two: GBK 2-0, UNO 3-1, Beletz by Design 3-1, Wht Ever 2-1, Power Drinkers 0-3, XX 0-4.
OFFICIALS IDENTIFY MAN FOUND IN KANSAS RIVER
August 31, 1999
Officials identify man found in river
BRIEFCASE
August 31, 1999
Securities attorney to leave state office
AREA VOLLEYBALL CAPSULES
August 31, 1999
Baldwin Head coach: Roger O’Neil (fourth year). Mascot: Bulldogs. League: Frontier. 1998 record: 17-21.
CALIFORNIA EYES CAMPAIGN REFORM
August 31, 1999
Republicans may already have lost the fight for control of the House of Representatives throughout the next decade. They may have because California’s Republican congressional delegation is at cross-purposes with a California Republican who became a sore winner while successfully pushing an initiative outlawing most bilingual education in California. Republicans currently have a five-seat majority in the House. California has 52 House seats (Democrats have 27, Republicans 24 and a special election will soon fill a seat a Democrat held until his death). California will have perhaps two more seats after the 2000 census. The party that controls redistricting can, wielding computers to draw district lines, confer upon itself an advantage of up to 12 seats. In 1998 six of the 24 Republicans won with 53 percent or less of the vote.
BEANS, CORN LEAD WAY
August 31, 1999
Forget about wheat. Beans and corn are kings of the crops in Douglas County, and weather during the coming weeks will go a long way toward determining their value this year for area farmers.
S HOURS GIVE BANKERS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY
August 31, 1999
It happens to everyone. You pick up your phone and it’s dead. No dial tone. If it’s dark outside, you assume a burglar has cut the phone lines and you stay awake until dawn so you’re not murdered in your sleep. At daybreak, you hike to your neighbor’s house and use their working telephone to notify the phone company that yours isn’t. And then the pleasant-voiced phone person says cheerily, “That will be taken care of sometime between 8 and 5 tomorrow.” Say WHAT?
HOSPITALS
August 31, 1999
Births Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richter, McLouth, a girl, Monday.
SMITH TO PLAY FOR KU NEXT WEEK, FOOTBALL NOTES
August 31, 1999
For the third time in five games, Kansas University’s football team has lost a quarterback to concussion. This time, though, the QB in question isn’t expected to miss a game.
PROGRAM FOCUSES ON PREVENTION
August 31, 1999
A health care program keeps the state’s children from falling through the coverage cracks.
CLOSE
August 31, 1999
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.42; corn, $1.57. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.26; milo, NA; corn, $1.57. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.35; soybeans, $4.26; milo, $1.42; corn, $1.61.