Archive for Friday, July 2, 1999

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BLOTTER
July 2, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
J. EDWARD NELSON OBITUARY
July 2, 1999
NELSON SERVICES Topeka — Services for the Rev. J. Edward Nelson, 82, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
CLOSE
July 2, 1999
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Farmer’s Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.19; milo, $1.51; corn, $1.73. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.19; milo, NA; corn, $1.74. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.43; soybeans, $4.19; milo, $1.51; corn, $1.78.
CLOSE
July 2, 1999
Dow Industrials CLOSE: 11,066.42
MISGUIDED VISION
July 2, 1999
To the editor: I am writing in profound sorrow and anger over the steady decline of the Massachusetts Street shopping district.
CITY TRIATHLETES HEADING TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
July 2, 1999
Two city triathletes — Liz Dobbins and Kent McDonald — will leave this weekend for the International Triathlon Union Long Distance World Championship in Sater, Sweden, set for July 10. Dobbins and McDonald, both 46, will compete in the 45-49 age division. Both triathletes placed last year in the short-course portion of the World Championship.
FRI BEST BETES
July 2, 1999
with pix of jon dee graham in thurs d, mgs 3 FRIDAY 6-2
KU PANEL REVIEWING SWASTIKA INCIDENT
July 2, 1999
It will be a few weeks before a Kansas University freshman who burned a swastika into carpet at his residence hall finds out if he can remain a KU student. In what a university official dubbed a “very unusual event,” Aaron Hale Culwell, a St. Francis freshman, found himself at the center of an administrative hearing Thursday afternoon.
FOURTH FESTS INCLUDE PARADE
July 2, 1999
Residents in at least two Lawrence neighborhoods plan to celebrate the Fourth of July in their own special ways, with a children’s parade and a flag-raising. Old West Lawrence neighbors will hold a children’s parade beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at Seventh and Ohio streets. Children and parents are encouraged to wear red, white and blue, and decorate their bicycles and wagons.
PAY COMPROMISE
July 2, 1999
Teachers said they would be willing to accept a 3.29 percent raise if they were allowed to work two fewer days. The Lawrence school district said no.
STEAKHOUSE TO BRIDGE LAWRENCE-TOPEKA GAP
July 2, 1999
Construction of Wakarusa Crossroads Center should begin next week. The project aims to be open by April 15.
SHARON HOWELL TAKES OVER AT FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
July 2, 1999
First United Methodist’s new pastor will begin her post by keeping her ears open.
NEW SCHOOL BOARD TAKES OVER
July 2, 1999
Lawrence school board members Thursday approved a 3.39 percent salary increase for the district’s superintendent for the coming year. The board agreed in executive session to increase Supt. Kathleen Williams’ base salary to $122,000 for the 1999-2000 school year. Williams, who has completed her first year in the district, earned $118,000 under her previous agreement. The increase was announced during the board’s public meeting Thursday.
J-W SPONSORS FREE BUSING
July 2, 1999
The Journal-World will sponsor free shuttle buses to take people to Burcham Park for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, buses will run along 11th, New Hampshire and Vermont streets, the latter of which will temporarily be open at Ninth Street for the holiday weekend.
RAIN WREAKS HAVOC ON FARMERS
July 2, 1999
If farmers want to plant and harvest a second crop this summer, they will need to get it in the ground within the next week to 10 days. But will Mother Nature let them?
100 YEARS AGO
July 2, 1999
IN 1899 On July 2, 1899, the Lawrence World stated: “The band concert last night was well attended. About 1500 people were there and nearly all stayed until the concert was over. This speaks well for the popularity of the concerts.”
25 YEARS AGO
July 2, 1999
IN 1974 As the curtain came down on the area wheat harvest, more attention was being focused on an apparent waiting game being played by farmers hoping for higher prices. A number of wheat-growers in the area were considering storing their grain to wait for more favorable markets.
7-2 DO YOU THINK FORMER KU GUARD RYAN ROBERTSON WILL MAKE IT
July 2, 1999
Do you think former KU guard Ryan Robertson will make it in the NBA? Josh Mahlios,
NEIL
July 2, 1999
Could you tell me how I could write the ex-baseball player Buck O’Neil in Kansas City? Buck O’Neil, a former standout in the Negro baseball leagues, is a part-time scout for the Kansas City Royals. You can write to him in care of the Royals: P.O. Box 419969, Kansas City, Mo. 64141-6969.
CONGREGATIONS SCHEDULE HOLIDAY EVENTS
July 2, 1999
Area churches will help celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Eight congregations have teamed to bring a Sunday evening celebration to the grounds of Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa Dr. Buses will begin shuttle service from the Free State High School parking lot at 4 p.m. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., field events and sports will be held for children and adults. Obstacle courses and “the oddball olympics” will be offered for children, while softball and volleyball will be available for adults.
STATE LAKE RESORT CLARIFICATION
July 2, 1999
An article in Thursday’s Journal-World on the state’s consideration of development plans at area lakes included information about Perry Lake. Jefferson County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Larry Cope said he met with state officials to discuss the proposals and incentive plans but that they haven’t confirmed or denied that bids submitted to the state involve Perry Lake.
July 2, 1999
Traditionally, second-round draft picks don’t make it in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings hope former KU guard Ryan Robertson can buck that trend.
KU CEO ANSWERS CRITICS OF RAISE
July 2, 1999
Questions are being raised about raises awarded chief executives at universities managed by the Kansas Board of Regents.
LOCAL BRIEFS
July 2, 1999
Outlaws to play pair today
HOSPITALS FOR JULY 2
July 2, 1999
Births Tony and Judy Salah, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
HIS-AND-HERS TEFLON
July 2, 1999
Hillary Clinton may be blessed with the same kind of political luck as her bullet-dodging husband. We’ve heard, and seen, a lot about “Slick Willie” Clinton’s ability to dodge political bullets and make controversy run off his back like water off a well-oiled duck. But it seems some aspects of the president’s charmed life have transferred to his wife, Hillary, as well.
PAYLESS CASHWAYS HELPS MAN BUILD DECK FOR PARALYZED MOTHER
July 2, 1999
Payless Cashways pitched in to help a Eudora man eliminate an obstacle that stood in the way of his mother’s return home from a nursing center.
DISTRICT APPOINTS TWO ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS
July 2, 1999
Two school principal vacancies in the Lawrence school district have been filled by district employees — one an existing principal, the other a kindergarten teacher.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR FRIDAY
July 2, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Immunization clinic, Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
COUNTY RULES OUT ADDITIONAL JUVENILE ATTORNEY
July 2, 1999
Seven attorneys will continue to represent children and parents in juvenile criminal and family law cases in Douglas County.
LAS VEGAS: THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN
July 2, 1999
In a city not known for nuances, former Mayor Jan Jones called a visitor’s attention to a portentous one. A hotel going up on the Strip will, she says, have minibars in the rooms. If your reaction is “so what?” you are not in a Las Vegas frame of mind. Thousands of American hotels have minibars in their rooms, but most Las Vegas hotels do not, because they do not want guests loitering in their rooms, they want them in the casinos. Jones, whose successor in City Hall is a lawyer for Mafia figures — Viva Las Vegas! — says minibars in the rooms are evidence that the city wants to be known for more than what it primly calls “the gaming industry.”
LOCAL 911 SERVICE DISRUPTED
July 2, 1999
Thursday afternoon proved hectic for Douglas County dispatchers while Southwestern Bell woes affected 911 service.
CONSTRUCTION REACHES HEART OF DOWNTOWN
July 2, 1999
The intersection of Ninth and Massachusetts streets is scheduled to close this morning for up to four weeks of work to install new drainage pipes and water lines.
REOPENED MUSEUM OFFERS TICKET TO PAST
July 2, 1999
Ottawa’s historic Old Depot Museum reopens this weekend after two years of renovation work.
RELIGION BRIEFS
July 2, 1999
Michigan Valley Community
HOLIDAY TO INTERRUPT BUSINESS HOURS BANKS, AGENCIES TO CELEBRATE JULY 4 DAY LATE
July 2, 1999
With Independence Day falling on Sunday, many government offices and services will close Monday in observance of the holiday.
S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE
July 2, 1999
and Mark Victor Hansen In this story, author Rebecca Manley Pippert shows us that, like the adage, actions speak louder than words.
KU, PUBLISHER TEAM ON JOURNAL PROJECT
July 2, 1999
A new biological sciences database spearheaded by KU and Allen Press is expected to combat high journal prices.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, YOUNG GIRL AND MOORE
July 2, 1999
D.C. delegates. Rose Naughtin, 7, poses with Rep. Dennis Moore at his desk near in Capitol in Washington. Rose was a delegate to the First Family Pledge Congress held April 14. Rose, who had a heart transplant at the age of 4, was one of 200 delegates. The American Society of Transplant Surgeons sponsored the Congress. Rose is the daughter of John and Paula Naughtin, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
40 YEARS AGO
July 2, 1999
IN %% 1959 Bob Blank, Nelson Hall, Harold Scheve, Jim Underwood and Bill Pendleton were installed as officers of the Optimist Club here for the coming year.
BOARD OF REGENTS MEETS TO APPOINT EXEC, STUDY GROUPS
July 2, 1999
The Board of Regents hired an interim executive director and formed two panels to study policy and budget issues.
KU MED CENTER RECEIVES CANCER RESEARCH GRANT
July 2, 1999
KUMC receives cancer research grant
1C REFER
July 2, 1999
Joy Fawcett scored the game-winning goal on a side header off a corner kick as the U.S. team rallied for a 3-2 victory over Germany Thursday night in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. .