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THE MAG: TICKET PEOPLE
July 1, 1999
Have high ticket prices stopped you from seeing a concert? Kris Brauer,
THE MAG: WHAT IT COSTS
July 1, 1999
WHAT IT COSTS HERE Concert prices vary according to artist, venue and type of seating. Here is a sampling of concert price ranges in the Lawrence area:
KU WINS DEFENSE GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
July 1, 1999
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $1.4 million, three-year research contract to a Kansas University technology center, KU officials said Tuesday. KU engineering faculty Gary Minden and Joseph Evans will direct the project at the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center.
BEQUEST BRINGS BAKER MORE THAN $1 MILLION
July 1, 1999
A Baker University graduate who enrolled in 1914 and worked for 15 cents and hour in the college library to help pay her tuition has donated more than $1 million to the school, Baker announced Tuesday. Charlotte “Lottie” Mason, a 1918 Baker graduate who died in January at age 104, bequeathed $1.1 million to the university’s endowment for student scholarships.
ALLIEDSIGNAL IN $100 MILLION DEAL
July 1, 1999
AlliedSignal Aerospace has been selected by Spanish aircraft manufacturer CASA to provide an extensive package of avionics systems for new aircraft and for retrofits of aircraft already in service. The contract is expected to generate as much as $100 million in sales.
AIRBUS RATTLES SABER AT BOEING
July 1, 1999
Airbus on Wednesday again accused U.S. rival Boeing of moving toward a price war in the multibillion dollar market for jet aircraft and warned it would respond with its own strategy. The accusation comes two weeks after a $1.9 billion order for 10 of Boeing’s 777 aircraft from Singapore Airlines, which Boeing won in a pact that also calls for the Seattle-based company to buy and resell up to 17 Airbus A340 aircraft from the airline.
KC ZOO DOCENTS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
July 1, 1999
KC Zoo Docents accepting applications
SERBS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
July 1, 1999
The mathematics of human hatred work this way in Kosovo’s ancient town of Pec: Before the war one-fifth of Pec’s population was Serb. Today four-fifths of the town’s houses are charred wrecks. Slobodan Milosevic did not set fire to each of those houses in Pec. Individual Serbs did. They did so willingly and often with murderous glee, according to the survivors’ accounts now being collected by journalists, war crimes investigators and NATO peacekeepers.
AT 925 IOWA
July 1, 1999
Phat Elvis is coming to dinner. Again.
BLOTTER FOR JULY 1, 1999
July 1, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
THE MAG: FASHION BRIEFS
July 1, 1999
The colors for fall The fashion faithful are pretty in pink for summer. But the colors for autumn are red, purple, orange, blue and green. Results of the Pantone Designer Color Survey for fall 1999 showed these trends: orange, purple, green, blue and “jester” red for women, and purple, olive, blue, gray and Tibetan red for men. The use of soothing aloe greens emerged as the pivotal neutral colors, besides the usual camels, grays and browns, the Pantone Color Institute said. Pantone said traditional fall hues were shown along with lighter, typically spring colors by designers at the 7th on Sixth fall 1999 collections in New York’s Bryant Park, indicating a trend toward “season-less” color.
MARY ETTA MILLER OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
MARY ETTA MILLER Marysville — Services for Mary Etta Miller, 88, Marysville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Marysville. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron, Neb.
J. EDWARD NELSON OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
J. EDWARD NELSON Topeka — Services for the Rev. J. Edward Nelson, 82, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
MAJESTICS AIM FOR GROOVY SOUND
July 1, 1999
A Lawrence band just wants to have some fun.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
July 1, 1999
Here are the nation’s top-grossing movies and most popular videos. Top movies
FERN C. GEORGE OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
FERN C. GEORGE Olathe — Mass of Christian Burial for Fern C. George, 83, Olathe, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Olathe. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa.
BEST BETS
July 1, 1999
TODAY Reading by Russell Leong, author of “The Country of Dreams and Dust,” 7 p.m., room 330, Strong Hall, Kansas University.
JUVENILES SOUGHT FOR TAKING HANDGUNS
July 1, 1999
Police say the teen-agers waited until pawn shop employees were distracted before grabbing two handguns.
DAVID R. RIBEAU OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
DAVID R. RIBEAU SR. Ottawa — Memorial services for David R. Ribeau Sr., 79, Centropolis, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be held later at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Centropolis.
VANN SERVICES
July 1, 1999
Services for Olen Laverne “Pete” Vann, 58, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, Lawrence. Mr. Vann died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
COUNTY OKS RULES FOR HOME BUSINESS
July 1, 1999
Douglas County commissioners made progress Wednesday in their long struggle with the county’s home business rules. The commissioners voted unanimously to send a version of those rules to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, which will take up the issue July 28.
RESORT PLANS DEVELOPING AT AREA LAKES
July 1, 1999
State officials are considering two proposals to develop resorts at area lakes.
LICENSING WORKLOAD TO TEST FOSTER CARE INSPECTORS
July 1, 1999
Regulators aren’t sure how they’ll stay on top of foster care licensing.
DANIEL M. ALFORD OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
DANIEL M. ALFORD Leavenworth — Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel M. Alford, 62, Kansas City, Kan., will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Burial will follow at the Holy Angels Cemetery, Leavenworth.
EAGLE BEND TEAMS WITH AUDOBON TO PROTECT BIRDSENVIRONMENT
July 1, 1999
The golf course has expanded its focus to include more than one type of birdie.
HEREFORD HOUSE TO OPEN ON WEST SIDE
July 1, 1999
The well-known steakhouse plans to open its first restaurant outside Kansas City by next March.
ALICE MAXINE BOSLEY OBITUARY
July 1, 1999
ALICE MAXINE BOSLEY Eudora — Services for Alice Maxine Bosley, 74, Ozark, Ark., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Clearfield Cemetery, south of Eudora.
COUNTY HOME BUSINESS PROPOSAL
July 1, 1999
HOME RULES Douglas County commissioners have proposed rules for home-based businesses with the following three categories:
OIL HITS 19-MONTH HIGH
July 1, 1999
New York — Bullish U.S. oil inventory data sent oil prices to 19-month highs Wednesday and the gains provided underlying support to energy sector shares. Speculators continued to add on “long” or bought futures positions, sending August crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange soaring to settle 85 cents higher at $19.29, just off the day’s $19.37 high.
THE MAG: WHAT ARE YOU READING?
July 1, 1999
Tracy Lee Marrinan, clothing store employee,
THE MAG: MONICA BOX
July 1, 1999
SOUL MATES What: “All That” Music & More Festival, featuring 98 Degrees, Monica, 3rd Storee, Tatyana Ali, B*Withced, No Authority and Aaron Carter.
MAG BEST BETS
July 1, 1999
1) Ka-boom! Lawrence Fourth of July fireworks,
7-1 SHOULD THERE BE A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER?
July 1, 1999
Should there be a national day of prayer? Dan Narcomey,
POPULATION FACTS?
July 1, 1999
To the editor: I don’t know what the Associated Press Writer David Foster purports to be or what it is that Lester Brown, the president of Worldwatch Institute pretends to be watchdogging. On the front page of last Sunday’s Journal-World, they tell us the world population is exploding 78 million each year. Upon what is this bold face propaganda based?
TENT SALES DRAW CROWDS, EVENT LIKELY TO RETURN
July 1, 1999
Virtually every new car dealer in the city was involved in the giant tent sale the weekend of June 26-27. And it went off so well it’s almost certain to be repeated next year. “This was our second annual and I think you’ll see us doing this yearly,” said Larry Walburn, co-owner of Jim Clark Motors, which sells Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, Volkswagen and Isuzu products. “There were none of the high-pressure sales tactics that go on in some of the other places. You can buy a car here in Lawrence with friendly, family atmosphere and have it taken care of here after the sale as well.”
THE MAG: CHARITY WEAVES SPIRITUALITY INTO BOOKSART
July 1, 1999
Annola M. Charity recently released “There is a Special Part of You and Me … ,” a children’s coloring book with a spiritual emphasis.
VAN GO USES ART TO TEACH JOB SKILLS
July 1, 1999
This summer, youths in the Jobs in the Arts Makes Sense program will design, build and paint park and garden benches.
THE MAG: MAJESTICS RHYTHM REVUE BOX
July 1, 1999
MAKING MUSIC What: Majestics Rhythm Revue, playing a fusion of blues, funk jazz and rock.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS
July 1, 1999
Mirrorball Sarah McLachlan
ANDREW NOVACK LEARNS TO DRIVE
July 1, 1999
The quest for a driver’s license involves putting your knowledge, skills and pride on the yellow line.
SOUND OFF - CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH TENNIS COURTS
July 1, 1999
Why are the Central Junior High School tennis courts always locked? CJHS Principal Ted Juneau said he would like to be able to keep the courts open. However, the nets and court surfaces have been damaged due to inappropriate use when the courts are left unsupervised.
FAMILY FOCUS
July 1, 1999
It won’t work in every case, but solving family problems is one way to keep children in their homes and reduce pressure on the state’s foster care system. Perhaps the most dramatic development noted in a recent review of foster care in Kansas is the increase in the number of Kansas children coming into the system.
CLICK AND CLACK
July 1, 1999
Dear Tom and Ray: My family has just been enlarged by three boys under the age of 5 (Grandma got custody). My question is, is it possible to enlarge the seating capacity of my ‘93 Plymouth Voyager from a five-passenger van to a seven-passenger? We don’t have a lot of money right now, so I’m thinking of going to the junkyard and buying the smaller central seat and all of the seat belts. Will that work? — Connie TOM: Sure it will. All of the Voyagers are built to handle seating for seven. If you don’t order the extra seat, they simply don’t install it.
THE MAG: COMING UP
July 1, 1999
July 17 Tree Frog Reunion Tour, Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
S WILLIAMS STILL ON BOTTOM OF LIST
July 1, 1999
Football coach Terry Allen, men’s basketball coach Roy Williams and women’s basketball coach Marian Washington will each earn $122,548 in base salary during the next fiscal year.
100 YEARS AGO
July 1, 1999
On July 1, 1899, the Lawrence World told of the upcoming auction of the Lawrence Transportation Company which were the city’s street cars. The World noted: “This property sold in one lot. Road is being operated.” Included in this sale were more than five and a half miles of track, nine cars, 15 mules and 14 horses.
LOCAL THEATERS RATING GUIDES PUT TO TEST WITH SOUTH PARK
July 1, 1999
Local theater operators say they watch who’s watching the movies.
KU STUDENTS GET A CHANCE TO WORK WITH ALTERNATIVE FUELS
July 1, 1999
Future automotive engineers can try their hand on the real thing in a Kansas University lab.
40 YEARS AGO
July 1, 1999
The past June had been the ninth driest month in the history of the state of Kansas, and only 1.71 inches of moisture was registered for the 30-day period in the parched Lawrence region.
THE MAG: COLORFUL TOPS CUT
July 1, 1999
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo Jamie Wells 18, Lawrence, shows off a colorful, floral print tube top. Bright colors and bold designs are fashionable this summer.
THE MAG: LONGTIME MUSICIAN STARTS ANOTHER BAND
July 1, 1999
Two Lawrence bands, The Darrell Lea Band and Coyote Project, will make their public debut tonight at The Bottleneck.
THE MAG: LEA BREAKOUT
July 1, 1999
BAND DEBUT
PLUGS PULLED
July 1, 1999
Easy Living mobile home park shuts down three day-care providers as part of new regulations.
FIREWORKS PEDDLERS SHOOT FOR BANGBUCKS
July 1, 1999
Selling fireworks is a $425 million-a-year business in the United States, and local sellers are hoping to cash in on the July 4 fun.
CENT
July 1, 1999
Gasoline prices have dropped slightly over the past month, but people will be paying more at the pump this July than last.
RYAN ROBERTSON DRAFTED BY KINGS
July 1, 1999
Former Kansas University guard Ryan Robertson was the 45th player taken in the draft.
CLOSE
July 1, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 10,970.80
CITY SOFTBALL
July 1, 1999
City Results Men’s Thursday Eight — Farmland 21, Eastside 6; KCAM 8, Cleveland Steamers 6; KCAM 13, Cream Team 8; Pharm Club 20, Johnny’s Swinging B’s 7.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR THURSDAY
July 1, 1999
TODAY 8 a.m.: Lawrence school board organizational meeting and election of officers, school district service center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.
25 YEARS AGO
July 1, 1999
Various polls locally and around the state indicated a steady shift of the Kansas political winds from Republican to Democrat. Once one of the most Republican counties in “the most Republican state in the nation,” Douglas County had shown a decided shift to the Democratic Party since the debut of George and Robert Docking in state Democratic politics. Local temperatures continued in the 90s and moisture was running considerably below normal for the month.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR THURSDAY
July 1, 1999
SSG extends four deadlines
CLOSE
July 1, 1999
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.47; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.78. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.25; milo, NA; corn, $1.79. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.47; soybeans, $4.25; milo, $1.55; corn, $1.83.
PHOTOS KEEP WWII MEMORIES IN FOCUS
July 1, 1999
A Lawrence soldier documented his unit’s World War II campaign through Europe by taking photographs along the way. His “adventures” there included a brush with royalty.
FIREWORKS, FUN TO FILL FOURTH
July 1, 1999
For a safe Fourth of July, a fire official says take in the public displays and leave fire crackers and other private-use fireworks alone.
COUNTY COMMISSION CHOPS $150,000 FROM BUDGET PLAN
July 1, 1999
Douglas County commissioners found more cuts than additions during three days of budget discussions.
THE MAGMOVIES
July 1, 1999
These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports. Wild Wild West
RIM ROCK FARM TO HOST BENEFIT RUN
July 1, 1999
Rim Rock Farm to host benefit run
YOUR ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE
July 1, 1999
How much are you willing to pay to see Garth or Madonna? Read about the soaring prices of concert tickets and check out the calendar listing in today’s Mag.
THE MAGCALENDAR
July 1, 1999
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
KU WOMEN LOSE PLAYERNOTES
July 1, 1999
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team suffered two losses this offseason without even playing a game. First, the Jayhawks learned reserve guard Dameyia Stepney, a 5-foot-9 sophomore-to-be from Midwest City, Okla., was an academic casualty and would not return next season.