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MARKETS CLOSED
July 6, 1999
U.S. financial and commodity markets were closed Monday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. They will reopen today as usual. The weekly auction of U.S. Treasury bills usually conducted Monday will be conducted today.
CITY BAND TO HOLD CONCERT
July 6, 1999
City band to hold patriotic concert
LORA LEE REINEMAN OBITUARY
July 6, 1999
LORA LEE REINEMAN Topeka — Memorial services for Lora Lee Reineman, 85, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel, Topeka. Inurnment is planned for later in Carson Cemetery, Ector, Tex.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BOOK AWARD RECIPIENTS
July 6, 1999
Making their book marks. The 1999 Free State High School Book Award recipients show off their awards. Students apply for the awards, and recipients are chosen based on scholarship, leadership and character. Harvard Book Award winners are selected by the Kansas City Area Harvard Alumni Assn., and the other awards are chosen by a selection committee from FSHS. From left are: Kelcie Fincham, Wellesley Book Award; Alison Lungstrum, Dartmouth Book Award; Michael Hazel, Harvard Book Award; Renee Fullerton, Smith Book Award; and John Ott, Harvard Book Award. The photo was submitted by Teena Johnson, an FSHS teacher and member of the selection committee. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name and phone number, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
DROWNING REPORTED AT PERRY LAKE
July 6, 1999
Drowning of man reported at Perry Lake
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 6, 1999
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
KU MED CENTER TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS
July 6, 1999
KUMC to mark 30 years of kidney transplants
LOCAL BRIEFS
July 6, 1999
Bandits split twinbill with Emporia
RAIDERS FALL IN SEMIS
July 6, 1999
Bartlesville, Okla. — Lawrence’s Raiders fell to Fort Smith, Ark., 7-6, Monday in the semifinals of the Winget Legion baseball tournament. The Raiders, who went 3-1 at the tourney, had defeated the same team, 5-4, on Sunday. The setback snapped a nine-game Lawrence win streak.
RECRUITING BUFFS FIND INFO ON NET
July 6, 1999
Some recruiting information on the Internet is free. Much of it is not.
TIES SPELL DEFEAT FOR BOARD ISSUES
July 6, 1999
The Kansas State Board of Education has had at least 38 tie votes during the past two years. Among them were ballots on:
SUSPECT IN ROBBERY, RAPE STILL AT-LARGE
July 6, 1999
Lawrence police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who robbed a local shoe store and raped a clerk before fleeing on foot on Friday night. In a statement released Monday, police said the man hid inside Payless Shoesource, 3231 Iowa, and surprised two female store clerks a few minutes after they closed the store at 9 p.m.
JULY 6-100 YEARS AGO
July 6, 1999
IN 1899 On July 6, 1899, the Lawrence World told of the sale of the street car line for $6,000 to a Mr. William Winner of Leavenworth. Citing Winner’s experience in constructing street car lines elsewhere in Kansas, the World stated, “There is no question but what today’s sale of the street car line will prove a good thing for Lawrence.” What the result of the sale will be however depends entirely upon how the citizens of Lawrence encourage and cooperate with the new owner in his endeavor to promote a better line in this city.”
MOM ENJOYS FIREWORKS ON LABOR DAY
July 6, 1999
Jodi Ragan will remember Sunday’s fireworks show in Lawrence, even though she didn’t see a single burst of color outside. Ragan heard the show, however, from a bed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
HAMPERED HARVEST NEARS END
July 6, 1999
Recent warm and sunny weather has allowed for area farmers to nearly finish harvesting the wheat crop.
Y2K TASK FORCE MEMBERS
July 6, 1999
Who are the members of the city’s Year 2000 computer group? The Lawrence-Douglas Co. Y2K Community Information Task Force members are: Paula Phillips, Douglas County Emergency Management director; Bill Parrish, Kansas Public Service; Bud Park, Western Resources; Patrick Knorr, Sunflower Cablevision; Mike Scott, Southwestern Bell; Chad Lawhorn, Lawrence Business Ledger; Gary Toebben, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; Jerry Manweiler, Fundamental Technology; Keith Ely, Free State Solutions; John Dillard, Kansas University; Nikki Rhea, Health Care Access; Tom Pagano, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; Dorothy Stites, Lawrence utilities department; Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence Police Department; Ted McFarlane, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical; Lawrence City Commissioner Marty Kennedy; Ron Hall, city of Lawrence, Information Systems; Dave Corliss, city of Lawrence, Legal Services; Gayle Martin, city of Lawrence, communications coordinator; Mike Eltschinger, Lawrence public schools; Janet Wright, financial institutions; Karen Davis, Lawrence Public Library.
NEIGHBOR ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HOME
July 6, 1999
Lawrence police arrested a 44-year-old Lawrence woman early Monday after she allegedly shot her neighbors’ unoccupied home with a handgun Sunday night. Rosemary Rae Miller was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 12:49 a.m. Monday for criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal damage.
AGENCY SEEKS SUPPORT FOR BAKER WETLANDS
July 6, 1999
An application to make the Baker University Wetlands south of Lawrence part of a federal wetlands preservation program was mailed last week from the Lawrence office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Leroy Ahlers, a deputy state conservationist with the service, said the application likely will be approved, even though it could take months or more than a year to process.
STOP-GAP MEASURES SOLVE CLINTON WATER PROBLEMS
July 6, 1999
A temporary solution to a broken water line that left about 100 people without water in and around the town of Clinton appears to be working fine. “For a couple of days we suffered a little bit, but we’re not doing bad,” said Marilyn Stone, manager of the Clinton Store and resident of the small community, which is on the west side of Clinton Lake.
KANSAN NAMED TO AG PANEL
July 6, 1999
Kansas Farm Bureau President Gary Hall has been appointed to serve as a member of a federal agricultural trade advisory committee. Hall, a grain and livestock farmer from Chapman, will serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed and Oilseeds. The appointment was made by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky.
IOWA STRAW POLL A SILLY SPECTACLE
July 6, 1999
This is going to be a busy summer in Iowa. There’s the ice-cream social in Lidtke Mill, the tractor square dance in Nemaha, the puckerbrush celebration in Forest City and the buckskinners’ rendezvous in Bellevue. And don’t forget Watermelon Days in Humeston, Threshing Days in Miles, Pioneer Days in Milford and Ridiculous Days in Mason City. But by far the most colorful event — by far the most ridiculous day — is scheduled for the ordinarily sober university town of Ames on Aug. 14. That’s when the Republican Party holds its Iowa Straw Poll.
JUL 6-40 YEARS AGO
July 6, 1999
IN %% 1959 The Lawrence High School Class of 1949 held its 10-year reunion. Bob Moore had been president and served as chairman for the occasion.
July 6, 1999
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin enjoys gourmet cooking, motorcycles and getting involved in the community he grew up in and serves.
DIFFERENCES MANY BETWEEN SHERIFF, POLICE CHIEF
July 6, 1999
Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson is a country boy, and Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin is a city boy, according to a former colleague who worked with both men.
MIXED OUTLOOK SEEN FOR AVIATION
July 6, 1999
Costly missile failures offset spot successes and renewed demand for high-tech weapons systems in recent months, signaling mixed results at major U.S. aerospace firms for the quarter just ended, analysts said. Aircraft giant Boeing Co. is cruising at low altitude, held aloft by cost-cutting in the face of wafer-thin profit margins as a result of cut-rate commercial airplane deals it struck in recent years.
SHOULD POLICE NOTIFY NEIGHBORS WHEN A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER
July 6, 1999
Should police notify neighbors when a convicted sex offender moves into the area? Jim Newell,
HOSPITALS
July 6, 1999
Births Tom and Jodi Ragan, Oskaloosa, a girl, Sunday.
REUTER MULLS POTENTIAL MOVE
July 6, 1999
The family-owned pipe-organ business has called the 600 block of New Hampshire home since 1919.
STATE BOARD DEADLOCK WOES COULD CONTINUE
July 6, 1999
The state board’s 10-member makeup has resulted in many tie votes on high-profile education issues.
LOTS OF EXPLAINING KEEPS ORDER IN BUSY MUNICIPAL COURT
July 6, 1999
The municipal judge tries to keep it simple at Lawrence’s do-it-yourself municipal court.
JUL 6-25 YEARS AGO
July 6, 1999
IN 1974 Robert Cobb, associate dean of the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, had taken over the duties vacated by Ron Calgaard, new vice chancellor for outreach.
LOCAL AGENCY SERVES AS ELDER-CARE WATCHDOG
July 6, 1999
As the only group of its kind in the state, Kansas Advocates for Better Care has improved the quality of nursing home care.
SLUSH FUND
July 6, 1999
To the editor: I find it interesting how foolish some people are about Social Security. It’s a wonder to listen to people who really believe that our government really takes Social Security seriously. In reality, it’s a slush fund for the president to spend at his disposal while those who believe it’s going to be there for them accept that President Bill just wants to save it so that you will have nothing to worry about when you retire.
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK FOR TUESDAY
July 6, 1999
TODAY 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Health screening for people 60 and older. Lecompton Community Building. A fee will be charged. Sponsored by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
INVASION OF PRIVACY NOT NEW
July 6, 1999
Slowly but surely, a debate has begun to rage in Washington over personal privacy. As technology advances, so has a concern among civil libertarians that everything we do — from grocery shopping to going to the doctor — is leaving an electronic fingerprint accessible to practically anyone. Sadly, it’s an old story. Under J. Edgar Hoover, the crotchety old bulldog who ran the FBI for half a century until 1972, federal agents snooped the old-fashioned way: using surveillance, hidden cameras, phone taps — and especially rumor-mongering.
MARY LOU ROCKERS OBITUARY
July 6, 1999
MARY LOU ROCKERS Baldwin — Services for Mary Lou Rockers, 70, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin.